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!

Celebrate Kitties!!

Cat Lover Hop Banner

It’s time for the annual Cat Lovers Blog Hop hosted over at Her Peaceful Garden. This is the fifth anniversary for this fun blog hop. Stampendous always really enjoys participating in this one, because we are huge cat lovers here! (Although we’ve got lots of dog folks as well!)  At that link you can link your projects to win some great prizes. Today is the second day, and you can see more about our participation on today’s link which is Her Peaceful Garden – Day 2.

Some great stamps being featured this week, and being offered as prizes, come from our Laurel Burch images. The wonderful Feline Blooms and Indigo Cat sets with their coordinating Dies Sets are up for grabs over at Her Peaceful Garden. And there are even some individual stamps available as flash prizes! All of the Laurel Burch cats can be seen on our website by clicking HERE. They are super fun to color and make whimsical, friendly cards, decor, and more!

Our design team has been coloring some of our other kitties, too! Check them out below!

Kathi Rerek

 

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 🙂

 

We’re Headed to Creativation!

We’re super excited to be heading to the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI) trade show again this year. The show is January 17-21 in Phoenix, AZ, and it celebrates all things new under the creative sun. Manufacturers from all over the world will meet with buyers and designers to share new products, new techniques, and new trends. Stampendous always enjoys being part of this wonderful event.

This show is only for the trade, but if you’re coming, you’ll find us in Booth #2015. We’ll have the products from our new January 2019 Catalog and all the great samples for you to see and touch in real life, plus new product demonstrations and more. We sure hope you’ll stop by and visit us if you’re there. Here’s a taste of what the show is like. If you still need to register, you can do so here – REGISTRATION

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.

Andy Skinner Stamps Banner

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.

House Mouse Designs Banner

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

Valentine banner

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!!

Vicky P is Playing with Flowers

Vicky Papaioannou is playing in her journal

 

The amazing Vicky Papaioannou is playing in her art journal again, and she’s chosen some of our favorite new stamps! Our wonderful Coneflowers are taking shape in her book which is surely destined to be a Greek national treasure when she’s finished.

Enjoy her gorgeous artwork! We’ll be featuring all of our new flowers in a week of blogs, March 19-23. But we just couldn’t wait to share this incredible video with you!

You can see all the details on her blog Clips-N-Cuts.

Here are the Stampendous Products she used: (you can click on the pictures to see them larger or to see other samples on our website)

CRS5085 Coneflower Cling Rubber Stamp Set
CRS5085 Coneflower Cling Rubber Stamp Set
DCS5062 Coneflower Cutting Die Set
DCS5062 Coneflower Cutting Die Set
LBCR003 Laurel Burch Cling Hummingbird Blossom
LBCR003 Laurel Burch Cling Hummingbird Blossom
LBR003 Laurel Burch Hummingbird Blossom Rubber Stamp
LBR003 Laurel Burch Hummingbird Blossom Rubber Stamp

 

Spring Borders Die Set – Part III

Spring Borders Die set

We’re moving to the final two dies in our Spring Borders Die Set today! This versatile set is just fantastic for your Spring Project Needs. And don’t worry, you’ll be seeing lots more of this great set as it becomes a Stampendous Classic! In case you missed our previous posts, see them here – MONDAYWEDNESDAY.  You’ll want to leave comments on our posts, and the posts of our Design Team to be eligible to win your own set of Spring Borders Dies! We’ll give away three sets this week and the Official Rules are Always HERE!

The next die from this awesome set is the fanciest of the group. It’s got such an elegant line, you’ll want it for all your flowers and other beautiful stamps. Notice that it only cuts along the top of this image for a lacy edging piece.

 

 

 

 

The final die is a Victorian style edge that works alone, or perfectly mimics the bottom edge of the previous die, allowing you to create a stunning edge piece. This gives you twice the duty from both of these versatile dies!

 

Spring Borders Victorian Edge

 

 

 

Our Design Team has one more round of cards to share with you today. Be sure to comment on their blogs for extra chances to win! And keep your eyes open as we continue to share with our newest images! You’ll see these great borders again and again in our inspiration! We know you’ll love them.

 

Lea Fritts

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Spring Borders Die Set – Part II

Spring Borders Die set

We’re in love with our Spring Borders Die set! If you missed the Monday post, be sure to check it out here! MONDAY

We’re continuing today with an in-depth look at two more of the dies in this set!

The first one is the darling heart cut-out die! This die is designed to cut a “window” in your card’s 5-1/4″ X 4″ or larger, layer. It allows for paper piecing or a lovely peek at the inside of the card. Cutting it out also provides you with lots of little hearts you can use as confetti in your card.

Heart cut out die

 

The next die is the Ribbon Threader Die. These darling daisies just beg for a ribbon, twine, or strip of patterned paper to be threaded through their little holes. Such a cute way to add ribbon to a card or project!

Ribbon Threader Cutting Die
Ribbon Threader Cutting Die

 

Take a look at the great designs by our Design Team today! Be sure to leave them a nice comment so we can enter you to win your own set of Spring Borders Dies.

 

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Louise Healy

Spring Borders Die Set Fun!

Spring Borders Die set

Our new Spring Borders Cutting Die Set is so fun. Our Design Team went a little bit crazy with them and they really explored the possibilities of this terrific product. Not just borders, there are cut outs, a ribbon threader, and so much more! You get six great dies and they’re each meant to be able to repeat across a long surface, or fit perfectly on your standard card. We’ll explore each one this week! You could even win one of these great sets!

Here’s that fun set (you can click on it to see it on our website):

Spring Borders Die Set PackagedHere are some great samples to give you ideas, plus you know our Design Team is playing along below! We’ll give away three sets of Spring Borders Dies this week to lucky commenters on our blog or the blogs of our Design Team. You have to have a U.S. Mailing Address to win and complete rules are always HERE.

First up, in this great set, is the scalloped border. It has a great scalloped edge with impressed dots that follow the edge line. Super versatile and perfect for any look from classic to whimsical!

 

 

 

The next die is the flower cut-out border. This can be used to create a piece to be glued on to a card, or it can cut out a “window” to the inside of the card or to another layer. All sorts of embellishments can be added to the flower centers, from Dot Sparklers to jewels.

Spring borders flowers

 

Here are the Design Team members who are playing today:

Alison Heikkila