Summer Mash Up: And Winners

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This week our Design Team have been sharing the rest of their April Release Samples. At the end of next week, on June 29th, our July Holiday Catalog will go live on our website, and all of our newest Halloween, Fall, Christmas, Winter, and more be available for your viewing pleasure.

Next week the team will be sneaky peeking their favorites of the new Holiday options so you can get  jump start on your shopping list for seasonal creating! Many of these great new products are already in your favorite stamp stores, so you might want to plan a visit soon!

Here we are saying farewell to the April Release (for those of you who just started it, don’t worry, Summer isn’t quite over yet, there will be other summery shares!). Check out these designer’s blogs to see their great inspiration.

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

 

Llama Gonna Have Winners!!

We have three winners this week. Each one may choose their choice in Cling Rubber Mount of the Happy Hedgehog, Llama Delivery, or Sloth Swing. Let us know in an email to submissions@stampendous.com which one you’d prefer and your U.S. Mailing Address.

Mary Holshouser

Marisela Delgado

Jean Marmo

 

Congratulations, Winners!! We hope you love stamping your new critters.

 

 

 

 

Moroccan Tile Time

Moroccan Tile Cling Rubber

Our 6″ X 6″ stamps have been so popular with crafters and artists creating many kinds of projects including cards, scrapbook pages, and decorative painting projects. Last week we looked at the new Paris Map (you can see those posts here – MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY), and this week we’re sharing with the new Moroccan Tile image, which is a perfect background for all these great projects.

6CR007 Moroccan Tile
6CR007 Moroccan Tile

This image coordinates well with our Moroccan Mesh Stencil –

FMS4086 Moroccan Mesh Stainless Steel Stencil
FMS4086 Moroccan Mesh Stainless Steel Stencil

Our Design Team posted all last week with this great stamp. Please go leave them some comments if you haven’t already. We are just in love with so many of them!

Monday

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Wednesday

Janelle Stollfus

Alison Heikkila

Friday

Lea Fritts

Au Revoir, Paris!

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It’s time to say au revoir to our Paris Bonjour set! But it’s certainly not adieu! You’ll see a lot more of this great set in the future, and we are adding new projects to our website all the time! Just visit http://www.stampendous.com and search Paris up at the top to watch as they get uploaded! Today we want to show you our fabulous 6″ X 6″ Paris Map Cling Rubber StampThis awesome background is great for all your travel memories, it’s a wonderful map of Paris, completely hand-drawn by Fran herself.  She was inspired to do this by a trip she took to Paris last Summer. They walked 29K steps all over this magical city!

Paris Map Cling Rubber Stamp
6CR008 Cling Paris Map – 6″ X 6″ Rubber Stamp

Here are some of the samples Fran made with the Paris Bonjour Set and the Paris Map. You can click on them to see them larger, and we will work on putting them up on the website as well. Notice where she has used the free fleur de lis stencil that comes with the stamp set (the small ones), and where she has used the large fleur de lis die cut that comes in the cutting dies set.  Remember, we’ll give away three sets to lucky winners, with U.S. Addresses, who comment!!!

Take a quick look at this wonderful set along with Fran in her newest YouTube video:


There is more inspiration available from our Design Team! Be sure to stop by their blogs and wish them bon voyage as their dreams take flight for Paris!!

Alison Heikkila

Lea Fritts

Kathi Rerek

 

Beautiful Paris

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The beauty of Paris is famed the world over. Walking her charming streets is the one place in Europe that looks exactly how you’ve always imagined it would look. Small sidewalk cafes, the stunning Tour d’Eiffel, the Champs Elysees! It’s all incredible and awe inspiring. What would you MOST like to see in the City of Lights? We’d love to hear about your favorite Paris memory or dream. We’re giving away three sets of this beautiful stamp set and matching cutting dies this week!  If you missed the chance to comment on Monday, be sure to do so as well as today. Our Official Contest Rules are always HERE.

Vicky Papaioannou Art Journal Paris

We sent our wonderful Paris Bonjour set and the matching dies to the amazing Vicky Papaioannou and she worked her magic, as usual. We just love how she combines products to create a stunning layout. We know you’ll love her little trip to Paris. She also included our new Paris Map 6″X6″ Background Stamp. It’s such a versatile background for any travel-themed creations. Please leave her some love! These gifted artists thrive on your positive comments!

Meanwhile, back home our Design Team has some wonderful things to share using the Paris set, and we have a terrific post from Sue Drees of the House-Mouse Design Team joining us! Be sure to leave some love for all of them!

Louise Healy (shared during sneak peek)

Sue Drees

Janelle Stollfus

 

 

 

 

Bonjour, Paris!

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Welcome to beautiful Paris, where the lights at night are as famous as the food, wine, and world class entertainment. Have you been? Always wanted to go? We’d love to hear how you’d use our wonderful new Cling Paris Bonjour stamp set and matching cutting Dies. We’ll give away three sets this week to US winners, as always the Official Rules are HERE.

Our terrific Design Team have some wonderful inspiration this week that will make you long for a baguette and an accordion ballad. Just take a look at these gorgeous creations:

 

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

and our talented friend

Sharon White

Be sure to stop by and give them all some love and maybe win yourself a une peu de Paris.

 

And we will have some WINNERS from our wonderful commenters on our Autism Blog Hop/Everyday Chicks Week, last week! Winners will be announced Tuesday on Veronica’s blog and then Wednesday we’ll confirm them here, so stay tuned.

 

The Butterflies of Spring

Stampendous friend, Donna Cennimo, a decorative painter, created this gorgeous canvas featuring Stampendous butterflies and embossing powders. We are so excited that she shared them with us, and we thought you’d enjoy seeing this wonderfully colored nod to Spring.

Butterfly Canvas by Donna Cennimo
Butterfly Canvas by Donna Cennimo

Donna embossed each butterfly with two layers of Chunky Clear Embossing Powder then added colors as desired. She used Detail Black, Silver Tinsel, Purple, Blue, Chunky Gold and Chunky Silver on different areas of the butterflies. Then she attached them to one of her paintings and she has some left for other amazing projects.

Here are some closeups of the butterflies –

 

Thanks, Donna, for sharing such a pretty, Spring project with us. Your painting is wonderful and your army of butterflies are a colorful bit of cheer!!

Spring has Sprung!

Spring Mash Up

We’re sharing more of our Spring samples with you today! So much gorgeous inspiration! Our team has definitely done it again!

Our in-house team isn’t too shabby either! We are so lucky to have the super-talented Tammie Wilson working in our Sales Department. She’s an amazing Decorative Painter and she has created some beautiful projects for us. Some of them use our wonderful Spring products.

Take a look at her gorgeous Dutch Tulips box. It features our 8″ X 8″ Decor Cling Script stamp in the background. These great backgrounds are so wonderful for the painting crowd, they’re just loving them! It’s so easy to apply ink or acrylic paint to the stamp.

CRS5102 Dutch Tulips by Tammie Wilson
CRS5102 Dutch Tulips by Tammie Wilson

Isn’t it beautiful??!! Tammie was even kind enough to write out the directions for us so that we can add it as a project to our website. This was all done with acrylic paints, and her easy instructions make it so much more doable than you would guess. What a lovely gift to make for someone special!

Our team is sharing some wonderful projects this week as well. We know you’ll stop by their blogs and give them some love. And the fabulous Sue Drees from the House-Mouse and Friends Design Team has joined us as well with a wonderful project featuring these Dutch Tulips.

Sue Drees

Jamie Martin

Lea Fritts

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

 

It’s Still Spring!

Spring Mash Up

Spring is still in the Air at Stampendous! We have lots of great projects left to share with you!

We had so many beautiful, large flowers in our January Catalog, and Fran had so much fun making samples with them. We wanted to share with you some of her creations.

The Fresh Peony and the Coneflower both have wonderful masks/templates/stencil included for free in the package. They also each include a couple wonderful sentiments to make creating a card that much easier. Their matching dies make creating whole bouquets of wonderfulness that much simpler as well.

Here are a few of Fran’s great samples:

 

These samples are all on our website as well. Just head to http://www.stampendous.com and search for Fresh Peony or Coneflower in the search box at the top to see the products and projects featuring these stamps.

Our Design Team also have great samples they haven’t shared yet! Be sure to take a few minutes today to enjoy these great posts from our Design Team and leave them some love!

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

 

 

 

Spring Mash-Up!

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We’re still excited about releasing our new April Catalog for Summer, but we’ve still got some great samples you haven’t seen from our January Spring release. This week our Design team will treat you to all the inspiration from our October and January catalogs that they haven’t posted yet. And it’s a wonderful Spring-a-palooza!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

 

One thing we haven’t shared enough yet, because they’re our favorite thing right now, is our Spring Borders Die Set. Fran herself had an opportunity to play with these this last week, and she created a terrific collection of even more ideas for these wonderful edge dies.

You remember that the set looks like this –

Spring Borders Die Set Packaged
DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies

It has 6 dynamic cutting dies for a huge variety of looks and uses. Well, Fran said, “what if I just get into the stash of scraps we have and go crazy?” She cut a ton of strips and just had a great time layering them on to cards. Card-making doesn’t get easier than this!! It’s all about finding a color story in the scraps you love and just playing with the shapes and patterns.

 

 

Can you spot the Easter bunny??

Glitter papers, adding some white with a greeting here and there, you can even make this the surprise interior of a card with a fun window peeking through!

 

She even used the strips to decorate a hat pattern that she downloaded from the web. Wouldn’t these be a cute project for a little girl’s party!! What fun!

So we have to tell you that the hat above that Fran made is actually sized for her cat, Beaver. We challenged her to get a photo of him wearing it, after all she would have to tie it under his chin, and cats aren’t known for their love of hats… but SHE DID it! And she even got photos!! She’s not even bleeding! Good job, Beaver, such a good sport!!

 

 

You’ll still see a lot of projects using these great border dies in our April catalog as we go, our team just loves them so much! And Fran may just have more ideas as we go along, she’s always thinking of something special. Come back Wednesday for more recap from our January catalog projects!

 

 

Mixed Media Magic with Andy Skinner Stamps!

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That perfect hint of grunge… The tang of macabre… The faint aroma of crackled paint… We had a great time in January, sharing Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Cling Rubber stamps! But his design team is so innovative and creative, that we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of these great images and share some new creations with you! Plus, at the bottom, give you a chance to WIN!!    You can check out the previous post HERE.

These 2, great, new stamp sets join several other Andy Skinner sets that just let you have so much mixed media fun. And they’re all available on our website!

Andy’s Design Team have shared some absolutely scrumptious projects using his new stamps over the last few weeks! We wanted to gather those posts for you, so that you can absorb all that great inspiration one more time! Wow…these images are just so much fun!

Suz Humphreys

Katy Leitch

Hannah Oxberry

Candy Colwell

Fiona Randall

Brenda Brown

Heather Thompson

And our very own Design Team member has a great project to share, too!:

Alison Heikkila

 

 

Would you like a chance to win one of his two new sets, Textures or Fossils? We’re going to make you work for it this weekend!! You’ll get one entry for each of the things you do below. We’ll give away four prizes, two of each set, to U.S. winners –

  1. Leave a comment below! Which of the two new sets would you like to win most! Why is it your fave? Or would you rather have an older one? We can do that, too! 🙂
  2. Leave a nice comment on one of the above posts on Andy’s blog! Tell him Stampendous sent you!
  3. Start a board on Pinterest of Andy’s Stampendous stamp projects (created by anyone) – call your board Andy Skinner by Stampendous so we can find it.
  4. Visit us on Instagram this weekend and leave a comment on one of our posts. Tag us with #andyskinnerstamps and #stampendous so we can find it.
  5. Use Twitter? If you do, tweet this post by clicking the Twitter button at the bottom of the post. Tell folks why they should come look. Tag us with #stampendous so we can find it.
  6. REMEMBER – when you use # (hashtags) there can’t be any spaces or punctuation in what you type after, so #andyskinnerstamps is NOT the same as #andy skinner stamps. The latter only gets you #andy, and we won’t find your post!