Today is National Cocoa Day!

Sharing a Sip Cocoa Banner

National Cocoa Day is upon us! Oooh… so many sweet treats this month. Amanda, Maxwell, and Mudpie are enjoying a warm cup of cocoa with mini marshmallows under the Christmas tree. Do you enjoy a sweet cocoa now and then? Let us know how you take your hot chocolate – a hint of peppermint? add a cinnamon stick? lots of marshmallows? Leave a comment here for a chance to win our darling House-Mouse Designs® image Sharing a Sip in your choice of wood mounted or cling rubber. We’ll send three lucky winners a stamp to a U.S. Mailing Address (of course our Official Contest Rules apply).

Here’s a sweet card by our Design Team member Jamie Martin that you can create from the products on our website – (click on the picture for the details).

Sharing a Sip by Jamie Martin

Sharing a Sip by Jamie Martin

Speaking of cocoa, we also have our wonderful marshmallow snowman this year, soaking in his Cocoa Hot Tub! This cute card from Alison Heikkila is colored so beautifully.

Cocoa Hot Tub by Alison Heikkila
Cocoa Hot Tub by Alison Heikkila

And this card by Cards and Coffee Time’s Tina Smith is just stunning! (and really shows off the shaved ice she put in the shaker card background, too.)

 

Be sure to visit their blogs and leave them all some love!!

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Tina Smith

Kathi Rerek

Bunny Hoyle

Lorraine Aquilina

Plus this great sample from Jamie Martin from November!

And another one that Lorraine Aquilina made earlier.

Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series

We are counting down on our YouTube channel!! This brand new program from Stampendous creator Fran Seiford will have you enjoying easy, fun, affordable watercoloring in no time! The full program of classes, sharing and inspiration will start Friday, February 7, 2020 and we will have your local stamp stores charged up and ready to show you how.

Leading up to the launch, we’ll have several weeks of introductory videos that will act as a reference guide and will familiarize you with products in this field. We started our countdown on #15 and we’re down to Countdown #10 already!

PRIZES!!

Our introductory videos feature prizes for comments on the video each week. There will also be two Grand Prizes, one will be an Individual Pack of the products needed to play along with Fran’s video lessons. Grand Prize #2 will be a Party Pack for you to play along with friends!! Weekly prizes include products, projects, and more!

Comments on all videos for prizes must be submitted by February 5, 2020. Prizes will be announced in a special video on February 7, 2020. Of course, our usual Official Contest Rules apply, and we can only mail prizes to U.S. Mailing Addresses.

We hope you’ll join us for all the inspiration by subscribing to our YouTube Channel and clicking the bell to make sure you get notifications about each new video!!  Help us count down by watching our first video on Creativity!

In case you missed it this week, here’s Countdown Video #10 which explains how the classes will work and offers the Grand Prize of a Party Pack of products so you and five friends can watercolor together! Be sure to visit and comment!

 

Gnome Place like Home for the Holidays!

Fran has drawn some really delightful gnomes doing holiday things this year, and we are just loving them! We bet you’d love to win a set of Perfectly Clear Stamps featuring our Holiday Gnomes! Our usual Official Rules apply and you have to have a U.S. Mailing Address.

Look how cute they are!

SSC1324 Holiday Gnomes Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1324 Holiday Gnomes Perfectly Clear Stamps

You can see these great projects and more on our website.

The projects below can be seen at your local stamp store! They have all the products plus full color instruction sheets for these projects! You can click on the picture to find a store near you.

Stampendous Gnome Store Display Board

Our Design Team has been playing with these sweet gnomes. Be sure to go to their blogs and leave them some love. We’ll give away one set on our blog for comments left here, and they’ll each get to give away a set to a commenter on their blogs. Leave your comments before the end of the day Sunday, December 8!

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Tina Smith (Cards and Coffee Time)

It’s National Cookie Day!

National Cookie Day Banner

What could be sweeter than National Cookie Day?? December 4th is celebrated by some companies that love cookies. You can celebrate with a free cookie at these!

Our delightful friends at House-Mouse Designs® just love cookies. Mudpie and Muzzy are so excited about those cookie ornaments someone hung on the lowest branches!

We’ll give away three of this fun image in your choice of wood mounted or cling rubber! Just leave a comment here before the end of the day on Friday, December 6th telling us what your favorite kind of cookie is… do you bake holiday cookies… do you dunk your cookies or prefer them dry…. give us your cookie deets! Of course our Official Contest Rules apply, and you must have a U.S. Mailing Address.

Here’s a super easy holiday card featuring our Cookie Ornaments stamp! You can find this card in your local stamp store along with instructions and supplies for creating your own. Happy National Cookie Day!

Cookie Ornaments Card
Cookie Ornaments by Debi Hammons

New!! Watercolor Series Preview

It’s coming!! This brand new program from Stampendous creator Fran Seiford will have you enjoying easy, fun, affordable watercoloring in no time! The full program of classes, sharing and inspiration will start right after Creativation (our biggest trade show), and will have your local stamp stores charged up and ready to show you how.

Leading up to the launch, we’ll have several weeks of introductory videos that will act as a reference guide and will familiarize you with products in this field.

PRIZES!!

These introductory videos will feature prizes for comments on the video each week. There will also be two Grand Prizes, one will be an Individual Pack of the products needed to play along with Fran’s video lessons. Grand Prize #2 will be a Party Pack for you to play along with friends!! Weekly prizes will feature products, projects, and more!

Comments on all videos for prizes must be submitted by February 5, 2020. Prizes will be announced in a special video on February 7, 2020. Of course, our usual Official Contest Rules apply, and we can only mail prizes to U.S. Mailing Addresses.

We hope you’ll join us for all the inspiration by subscribing to our YouTube Channel and clicking the bell to make sure you get notifications about each new video!!  Help us count down by watching our first video on Creativity!

It’s That Spooky Time of Year!

clear stamps for Halloween

It’s that fun time of year when our Halloween stamps are haunting our sleep with project ideas galore. We love seeing what folks make with our images, and we just can’t stop stamping these creepy/cool images and coloring them in then putting them on cards, home decor, or other fun projects.

We hope you’ll share any projects you make this season with us! We have a Stampendous Fans Facebook Group where folks share their creations and get to tell each other how fun they are! Here’s a link to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampendous/

Here’s a fun project Fran created using our Beware Witch Cling Set and our new  WindowRama Chipboard kit.

WindowRama Chipboard Beware Witch
WindowRama Chipboard Beware Witch by Fran Seiford

These kits are wonderful for making ornaments and home decor items!

Our Design Team has also been sharing some great Halloween projects on their blogs, we hope you’ll check out their projects and leave them some love!

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

 

We’ve also spotted some wonderful uses of our new and old images around the interwebs!!  Check out these haunted projects:

Lyneen Jesse

Vanilla Arts

lizardsbf

mdijk67

stars0130

If we missed yours, send us a link at submissions@stampendous.com and we’ll share more Halloween fun next week!

 

World Card Making Day – and Winners!

Today is World Card Making Day, and we are so excited to be sharing some of our favorite cards! We put our favorite card of this year on the banner! And you can find Fran’s darling card with all the supplies and instructions HERE.

But our Design Team have some really fun cards to share as well. Let’s take a look!

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

We sure hope you have a chance today to make a card for someone you love! Have an awesome World Card Making Day.

Winners – We have some winners from National Coffee Day! Thanks for commenting and leaving some sweet thoughts for our team!

Three lucky winners will get our Pumpkin Latte Set sent to their US Address… please email us at submissions@stampendous.com provide that for us.

Congratulations to:

Verna Angerhofer

Cindy Holmes

and

Lynn C.

 

Plus, each of our Design Team members had a winner from comments on their posts – Here are those winners now!

From Alison Heikkila’s Blog –

Fingerprints Design by Sara

From Kathi Rerek’s Blog –

Krissy

From Jamie Martin’s Blog –

Lisa 🙂

 

New Laurel Burch Images Available

Laurel Burch Stamps 2019

Great news for fans of our Laurel Burch stamps! We have new images in our wonderful July 2019 Catalog. You’ll love these colorful, whimsical images that are so much fun to color!! Don’t forget to download or print our Laurel Burch Coloring Guide so that you can get Laurel’s Unique look! Fran’s Laurel Burch Coloring video also offers lots of tips and hints for achieving this glorious, vibrant look.

Take a look at our newest friends from Laurel Burch.

Heart View
Laurel Burch Heart View LBR015
Laurel Burch Canine Clan
Laurel Burch Canine Clan LBW015

 

Feline Friends Like You
Laurel Burch Feline Friends Like You LBP018
Feline Clan
Laurel Burch Feline Clan LBR016

 

Feline Love
Laurel Burch Feline Love LBP019

 

Rainbow Moon
Laurel Burch Rainbow Moon SSCL110

 

Rainbow Moon
Laurel Burch Rainbow Moon SSCL110 – Turn the wheel card by Alison Heikkila

Would you like to win one? Tell us in the comments which of the six new products is your favorite! We’ll pick three winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses and send them their favorite stamp in Cling Rubber. We can’t wait to hear which of these great stamps you prefer! You can comment through the end of the day on Sunday, and we’ll choose a winner Monday morning!

 

Jungle Series – Lion

Totally Wild Banner

Everyone has enjoyed our Jungle Series so much, and here’s the last of the new Cling Stamp and Cutting Die sets, the Lion. King of the Jungle, proudest of the beasts, able to bobble his head and the heads of others!

Lion Cling Stamps and Dies
CLD20 Lion Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies

He makes a delightful WindowRama card, and comes with his own window for the WindowRama Die Set, just like the others. You’ll love his sweet face, and all the possibilities. Here’s a video from Fran showing this fun set.

 

Jungle Fun with Copic Markers

In our recent April Release we had a great time with our new Jungle themed products! Fran made tons of WindowRama cards and dioramas using all of the great dies in those sets. You can see lots of her projects in videos on our YouTube Channel.

In many of those projects you’ll see delightful, little, mini-backgrounds that Fran made with Copic Markers. We thought you’d like to see how she put those together.

Copic Marker backgrounds for Jungle Series Cards

Here’s a video where she shows you how, and you can see how we incorporated them in to our fun Jungle Series cards.