Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Summer 2018

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It’s that time again, when all coffee-loving and caffeine-addicted stampers gather and hop along together to celebrate all things coffee! Stampendous is always excited to play along, and we’ve got some fun for you today.

Our House-Mouse Designs friends are having a Coffee Break on this new stamp we released in April! You could win it in your choice of wood or cling rubber mounted styles plus a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on our website. We’ll give away two prizes over on the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop post page.

HMR114 House-Mouse Designs Coffee Break
HMR114 House-Mouse Designs Coffee Break

 

If the good folks at the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop choose your name, we’ll send you this wonderful stamp plus a $20 reward card to use on the Stampendous website. U.S. Winners only. Our official contest rules are always HERE.

Our wonderful design team has made some great inspiration for your coffee-filled morning today, and you can visit their blogs below. Then be sure to head over to the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop and find out how to win!

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Kathi Rerek

Laurel Burch – Part I

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We were very excited to add to our collection of Laurel Burch images in our April Catalog. These whimsical images which lend to bright, beautiful colors just have us completely enchanted. We’ll look this week at some of the new images and then  a little later on in May at the rest of them. Remember that our Laurel Burch Coloring Guide is yours to download so that you can get the Laurel Burch look on your own projects.

First up is the beautiful Imagine Butterflies set! Five lovely butterflies with masks/stencil included plus a pair of antennae to share and the word “imagine,” can be paired with the matching Cutting Dies set to create an entire garden full of magical flutterings.

LBCRS08 Imagine Butterflies Cling Rubber Stamp Set with Template
LBCRS08 Imagine Butterflies Cling Rubber Stamp Set with Template
LBDCS08 Imagine Butterflies Cutting Dies
LBDCS08 Imagine Butterflies Cutting Dies

 

Our Design Team has been working hard to bring you some beautiful project inspiration, and we have some extra friends stamping along this week.

First up, with a gorgeous card you “can’t resist” (get it?, go look at the card), is the amazing:

Sharon White

Then our delightful guest with two natural and beautiful butterfly cards:

Sue Drees

From the Queen’s Inkling, the always talented:

Judi Kaufman

And more from our wonderful team:

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy (Monday)

Louise Healy (Wednesday)

 

Winners!!

We need to update some contests we’ve held recently and get some goodies out to our winners! Congratulations to all these lucky folks!

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First, we had our Sunny Hello stamp – with these three lucky winners

Loly Borda

Betty H

Jeanne Spaulding

You three winners need to email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your U.S. Mailing Address.

Second, we participated in the Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop which was so successful and touched so many people. We are really grateful for all of you who commented, made cards, and took a turn around the wonderful inspiration that folks created. What a fun time it was!

Our three winners of the Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Cutting Dies were:

Sophie F

Kim Salito

Betty J

You lovely winners need to email Veronica at alwaysctr@yahoo.com  with your U.S. Mailing Address, since she was the hostess of the hop!

 

Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks so much for following along and playing with us!

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

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We’re joining today with some awesome crafters to help raise awareness of Autism by creating some really fun stuff!! 1 in 68 children in America is diagnosed with some form of autism, and we all need to learn more about this disorder and how to work with and help autistic people and their families. April is Autism Awareness Month. We hope you’ll hop all around the blogs and show us some wonderful, supportive spirit. There are prizes for lucky U.S. Winners from the comments! Click on the picture below to check out the Autism Blog Hop. Click the picture above to visit the Autism Society and learn more about autism and how they are helping families that deal with this issue.

From Stampendous, we’re offering three sets of our Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Dies as prizes. Official Rules are always HERE. Our Chicks are designed so that you can stamp and die cut a whole chick family of any size , and show all your family’s everyday activities involving everyone! We’ll be sharing our Chicks all week, so we hope you’ll join us for our regular blog posts on Wednesday and Friday to see more of this great set in action. Here’s a card from our own Fran Seiford.

CSD20 Everyday Chicks by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks by Fran Seiford

The Autism Blog Hop –

 

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Kathi Rerek

We have Winners!

We have some winners to announce from our last few giveaways!

If you see your name, please email us at stamp@stampendous.com and include your U.S. Mailing Address in your email so that we can get your prize right out to you.

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From our recent focus on Andy Skinner’s newest stamps, we have three winners – you need to send us your U.S. Mailing Address plus let us know which one of Andy’s stamp sets you would like to own. You can see all of Andy’s current stamp sets HERE.

We had lots of comments, instagram posts, Pinterest boards, etc… We wrote them all down and gave each one a number. Then with Random.org we drew three winners from the 28 entries:

Amy Martin

Teresa Godines

Marisela Delgado

Congratulations, winners! Please email us at sumbissions@stampendous.com with your info and stamp set choice. FUN!!

 

Our second contest was our House-Mouse Designs™ So Sweet giveaway.

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Three lucky U.S. winners will get our brand new So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set.

Sharon G.

Sue D

SJ Krueg

Thanks so much for commenting and following along with the blog, folks! Be sure to contact us at submissions@stampendous.com so we can get your prizes out to you!

 

Love is in the Air

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We’re celebrating LOVE with the rest of the world this week! Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, February 14, and we have so many wonderful images for celebrating! Our Design Team sends their love this week by creating gorgeous projects with our love-ly images. You can always find any of our love images in the Stamps/Valentines Category on our website. You can visit it by clicking on that link or on the banner above.

You can see by our banner that some of our most loving images feature the irrepressible House-Mouse Family! These little mice are always showering one another with love, just like in the image above called Glitter Hearts! In fact, some of the wonderful design team from the House-Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog  (or if you’re need of a steady stream of sweet mice, visit them on Facebook) will be joining us this week to share their Valentine greetings with all of you. Let’s start with them:

Bunny Hoyle

Vickie Y

Christine Craig

Lorraine Aquilina

Sue Drees

And we thought we’d share the Valentine work of the recent winners on the HMFMCB –

Misti

Becky S

Janette van Otterio

 

Even artist Andy Skinner’s Team is dreaming of Valentines this week. Check out these incredible mixed media posts. We sure love them!

Brenda Brown

 

And, of course, our own Design Team has some love to share with you!

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

We hope you’ve got your favorite Valentine something sweet that’s ready to go! We’ll be back Wednesday to share more love!!

2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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Once again Stampendous is proud to join the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop with some festive warm drinks! And prizes, of course!

Be sure to visit the hop page (click on the link or the picture above) and check out all the rules and such. The Coffee Loving Cardmakers group is giving away the prizes for us, so you need to follow their rules.

This time around we’re giving away two of our delightful House-Mouse Designs® stamps, and the winner can choose wood mounted or cling rubber.

HMV35 Warm Drink Wood Mounted Rubber Stamp
HMV35 Warm Drink Wood Mounted Rubber Stamp

 

Warm Drink by Kristine Reynolds
Warm Drink by Kristine Reynolds
Coffee Crazy by Kristine Reynolds
Coffee Crazy by Kristine Reynolds
HMR99 Coffee Crazy Wood Mounted Stamp
HMR99 Coffee Crazy Wood Mounted Stamp

 

Some of our Design Team are also playing along to help us promote this super fun blog hop! Check out their work below, then go make your own submission to add, and maybe win some caffeine-crazed meeces for yourself!! (P.S. There are LOTS of other prizes! You should really go check out the terrific Super Sponsors for this hop!)

Our Team with Coffee Loving Posts –

Kristine Reynolds

 

See you next week for a whole week of Laurel Burch for the Season!!!

 

Trick or Treat!

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We sure hope you’ve enjoyed our 31 Days of Halloween, and we hope you have a lot of fun greeting trick-or-treaters tonight or taking your kids to visit the neighbors. Halloween is such a sharing time of year!

We thought we’d end our month with some cute and sweet cards made by our own in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons!

 

 

V335 Froggy Spells by Debi Hammons
V335 Froggy Spells by Debi Hammons
CLD02 Halloween Hats by Debi Hammons
CLD02 Halloween Hats by Debi Hammons

 

V336 Coffin Count by Debi Hammons
V336 Coffin Count by Debi Hammons

 

Thanks so much for playing with us this month! Wow, there was some great inspiration! Remember that all the inspiration will remain linked to our 31 Days of Halloween page so you can visit it again and again. Be sure to check out the rest of our team sharing today

Lea Fritts

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

Asia King

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

And have a totally terrific Halloween!

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It’s the 29th Day of Halloween!! Doomsday!!!

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Halloween is almost here!  😀  And almost over! 😦

We’ve had so much fun this month, sharing our great Halloween products and projects with you.

We have a super special guest today! Candy Colwell shared this FANTASTIC project over on mixed media artist and stamp designer Andy Skinner’s blog the other day, and WOW… we had to contact her right away to ask if we could share here, too!

She showed us that she had even more fantastic projects, and now we’re just a little fangirl over her wonderful work. She’s been using the amazing Andy Skinner stamps, both new and previous, and it’s wonderful!

Take a look at her Doomsday Clock! (you can click on the pictures to be taken to the tutorial)

Doomsday Clock (closed) by Candy Colwell
Doomsday Clock (closed) by Candy Colwell
Doomsday Clock (open) by Candy Colwell
Doomsday Clock (open) by Candy Colwell

His arms move to the “time” of your choice! The skulls dangling from chains on his wrists…. the faux finishing… the great greyboard gates and bits from Tando Creative… oooooh… swoon! Candy used a ton of great products to make this fantastic project, including:

Andy Skinner’s Cling Rubber Stamps – Toxic

Andy Skinner's Cling Rubber Stamps - Birds and Bones
Andy Skinner’s Cling Rubber Stamps – Birds and Bones

 

Candy was kind enough to point us to another fabulous piece of hers that she did for Andy Skinner’s Blog – (again, clicking the picture will take you to the tutorial).

This is The Bird Brain –

Bird Brain Door Hanger by Candy Colwell
The Bird Brain Door Hanger by Candy Colwell

Wowzer!! This was created with even more of Andy’s great stamps like –

Andy Skinner's Cling Rubber Stamps Skuldoggery
Andy Skinner’s Cling Rubber Stamps Skuldoggery

Andy Skinner's Cling Rubber Stamps - Birds and Bones
Andy Skinner’s Cling Rubber Stamps – Birds and Bones

 

Finally, there aren’t words for how much we love this amazing creation with its faux drawers and all kinds of ghastly goodies!

Skuldoggery by Candy Colwell
Skuldoggery by Candy Colwell

Wow, right? We are just loving her work. You can see lots more of Candy’s amazing work by visiting her blog and following her on social media. Here are all her links –

About the Artist:  Candy Colwell
Thanks so much, Candy, for generously sharing your art with us!  These projects were the perfect topper for our entire month of Halloween!

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31 Days of Halloween, Still Spooking Along!

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Halloween is almost upon us! We hope you’re enjoying all the amazing inspiration. Everyone has really outdone themselves with fantastic projects this year! You can see all the links for the month over on our 31 Days of Halloween Page!

We have a wonderful Mother/Daughter project to feature this weekend. Elina P and her 9-year-old daughter, Siouxann, decided to get out our terrific Costume Stack Perfectly Clear Stamps and make some awesome Halloween cards!

This set, like all of our “short stacks” sets is so cute and fun with heads, bodies, legs, arms, hats, and other accessories being interchangeable. The one trick to them is that they don’t have “necks”. Once you stamp them, you’ll see how it goes together, but just stamp the head right on to the body, and it will be obvious. We do get questions about the necks though. (poor Drac… it confuses him something fierce) (but we noticed Siouxann got it right away!) We find using them completely addicting.

 

Here’s the actual stamp set –

Costume Stack Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1245 Costume Stack Perfectly Clear Stamps

Here’s a video from last year where the Crazy Paper Chick shares her idea of using just the heads from the Costume Stack set. We really love that idea!!

Our own Fran Seiford had a lot of fun with our Costume Stack as well. You can see all her samples on our website, and her video about the set is right here –

And while we’re at it, take a look at the Woodsy Stack, after all, Halloween won’t last forever!

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