Part of Your World 3: Anchors Aweigh!

Nautical Anchor by Dee Adams

This week has been about coastline views and activities on the shore but next week be on the lookout for more treasure, ye mateys! Until then let’s anchor aweigh with more fantastic sea and beach themed stamps!

SSC1261 Nautical Anchor Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

We had two maritime Perfectly Clear Stamp Set in our April 2017 catalog. We shared Nautical Treasures last week to you in this post and today is Nautical Anchor with wonderful phrases and images for a masculine style card or project.  Here are some fabulous projects from our design team using this set perfect for your seafaring friends and family!

And our week isn’t complete without the beloved characters of House-Mouse Designs and their playful side to getting some sunshine in their day!

We have a great little sentiment that goes well with these sunbathing mice or anytime you want to add a smile to someone’s day.

PYL Hammock by Louise Healy

And to wrap up our week of inspiration, stop by our designer’s blogs today to see their fabulous projects for our theme week and be sure to check out our other posts from this week for more inspiration and ideas!

Pam Bray
Lea Fritts
Jamie Martin
Lea Fritts (Wednesday Post)

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Alison Heikkila
Kristine Reynolds

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy
Kristine Reynolds

Part of Your World 3: Warm on the Sand

SSCP110 Whisper Friends Beach Day Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

What would I pay, To spend a day, Warm on the sand!

We might have a view of sailboats and surfers, seashells and beach huts, too with Pink Your Life stamps by artist Nicoletta Zanella.

For a day at the beach, Nicoletta provides all that is necessary to enjoy the ocean and stay cozy on the shore in our Beach Day Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.  Check out the versatility with these stamps from our designer’s projects that go from pastels to grunge hues!

Assemble your scene from Beach Day or make it easier with these stamps, too!

Enjoy a stroll on the beach, a sunset nap or catch a wave in these stamps sized just right for a greeting card. Or add these fun beach activities to a scrapbook page, as table decor or a party theme invitation!

Accent any shore with the look of real sand using our Golden Sand Embossing Enamel! Kristine used it on her Beach Girl (below) and Beach Day (shown above) cards for a great effect. Find our embossing powder in a single jar or in a 5-Jar Beach kit in the Opaque Embossing Powders category of our website.

PYL Beach Girl by Kristine Reynolds

We have more great beach inspiration from our designers today with Pink Your Life!

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Lea Fritts

Part of Your World 2: Under the Sea Treasures

SSC1262 Nautical Treasure Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Look at this trove, treasures untold! How many wonders can one cavern hold?

We have been taking a look this week in the deep sea with a trove of ideas to get crafting for summer fun! After today’s post, we’ll be up where they walk next week, and we hope you’ll come and join us!

For today we have treasures to be found on the sea floor and Nautical Treasure is an excellent mixture of images and phrases to make dozens of great projects!

We also have two fabulous single sentiment stamps from our April catalog that go swimmingly with so many of our sea theme stamps and stencils, of course, Stylized Whale stamp and Have A Whale are a perfect match!

That’s it from our blog this week and be sure to stop by our designers posting projects today for more inspiration!

Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Kristine Reynolds

If you missed any of our earlier posts and want to see, all the other fantastic theme products just keep clicking on the links below.
Monday

Stampendous Blog
Alison Heikkila
Louise Healy
Katy Leitch
Kristine Reynolds

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy

 

Stampendous and Creative Impressions Spring Blog Hop – Day 3

Wow, the week has flown by and we are on the last day of the hop! We loved hearing from you through your comments and we hope you have gathered some great inspiration for creating lots of fun projects with Stampendous and Creative Impressions!

We would like to thank the folks at Creative Impressions for providing our design team with such wonderful ribbons for the many projects they make that go into our catalogs. They have more fantastic products for crafting with clips, metal frames, brads and fasteners. Be sure to stop by their blog and browse their product section!

Each prize package includes a Birthday Ensemble Stencil and a Creative Impressions Ribbon Card. To be eligible to win simply comment on posts here and on our design team’s blogs throughout the week. Comment by midnight on Sunday, Pacific time and the winners will be announced on Monday, April 24, 2017. US winners only, see Official Contest Rules for more details.

Stop by today’s participating designers for our wrap up of inspiration!

Jamie Martin

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

If you missed our posts earlier this week, we’ve added the links below so you can easily keep hopping through for more inspiration!

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Louise Healy
Jamie Martin
Pam Bray

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Louise Healy
Janelle Stollfus

 

Contains Spring in Creative Ways!

Friday is here and we have a fun twist to the spring theme for this week. The stamp images in the spotlight today all have beautiful blossoms in creative containers!

Our Bicycle Basket stamp is full of blossoms and ready for a fresh delivery to your project and it also works great with our Pop Up Stages Die Set for a beautiful spring or summer theme card. Watch this video for a quick way to make the basket of flowers pop.

A children’s wagon is full of pretty planted pots to stroll around the garden looking for the perfect place to set them.

It is time to start hearing cheerful birds outside your patio door and we have an adorable Watering Can stamp with a bird who has a song! It’s just the right size for a gift tag, ATC card and more!

It was great to spotlight our newest spring and garden products this week and you can see them on our website with the rest of our Flower Garden, Spring and Summer selection anytime you need inspiration or new ideas but for today we still have more to share from our design team!

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Asia King

Lea Fritts

Contains: Spring Succulents!

Cactus Flower by Laura Drahozal

This whole week we are looking at spring and what inspires us from our gardens! Today’s spotlight is on our beautiful succulent images designed for stencils and stamps with a few in some pretty creative containers.

New metal stencils designed by Fran Seiford from our January catalog are terrific to color in a large variety of hues using stencil brushes, inks, or other media.

And we have some amazing succulent stamps too that look fabulous on cards, scrapbook pages, or in a gardening journal too!

Looking for project ideas for spring? Find tons of projects on our website in our stamps and stencils section, plus they can be accessed on product pages too!

Our design team is getting excited about spring, and we are sharing today on their blogs. Stop by and be inspired for spring crafting.

Lea Fritts (Tuesday)

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Fritts

If you missed our earlier post click on over to Monday’s post here for new spring stamps and project ideas.

On the Road Home

We’re on the road theme for one more day, and we have a sweet collection of phrases and images to highlight.

SSC1254 Travel Home Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Travel Home Perfectly Clear Stamp Set is for the traveler on their way home or wishing for the next adventure to send a greeting or create a scrapbook memory that will steal your heart. See this set in action with samples from our January 2017 Catalog.

Our new stamps highlighted this week join a larger collection of great stamps and stencils with a travel theme. Stop by our website to see travel stamps with the Eiffel Tower, maps, trains and more, plus our travel stencils by Fran Seiford too.

Thank you for traveling over to our blog today for more vacation and destination themed products and now let’s look at what our designers are sharing for our theme.

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Janelle Stollfus

If you missed our post from earlier this week stop by Monday and Wednesday for more! We’ll see you next week with sneak peeks from the design team from our April catalog!

Superstar Birthday Wrap-up

Our superstar birthday theme is wrapping up today, but not without a bit of decorative fanfare! Any celebration needs decorations and presents, right?

Check out these stamps to gather up balloons, gifts and party favors to add to your celebration projects.

We couldn’t resist adding in these little superstar mice to add to the theme. They sure know how to have fun!

And our talented designer’s are excited to share their stellar projects too.

Pam Bray

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Janelle Stollfus

Catch up on the superstar posts earlier this week from the links below.

Wednesday

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Monday

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

That is all from the Stampendous blog today, we hope you’ll join us next week with DecoArt and their design team for tons of mixed media inspiration.

Bee Mine with Stencils

 

Today, we are wrapping up our Bee Mine theme week with this terrific gallery of love themed stencils and project ideas! Click on the stencil’s caption to find more product and project information on our website!

 

 


From large to small and simple to ornate these stencil designs are the perfect symbol to share for weddings, birthdays, Valentine’s day and any occasion you want to make special.

If you missed our week of posts here’s a handy list of links from each day. Stop by and be inspired to create with Stampendous over the weekend!

 

Friday

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

Lea Fritts

Jamie Martin

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Monday

Stampendous Blog

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Laurel Burch Stamps by Stampendous

Introducing Laurel Burch

We’re wrapping up our week of introducing you to our new Laurel Burch line of rubber stamps. If you want to try and achieve that Laurel Burch look, we thought we’d offer a few tips we’ve learned working with her images. Stay tuned for more tips in future posts.

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– Cats, Dogs, etc. have more human shaped eyes rather than rounded animal shapes
– Women, cats, etc. usually have multiple “eye shadow” colors above and/or below
– Colors are vivid and vibrant not muted.
– Paints are blended from one color to another
– Blend from yellow to oranges and then reds not yellow next to red
– Colors often change from one hue to another in the same vivid value spectrum.
lbcrs01_lbcrs02_lbdcs01_lbdcs02_sscl101_fs_800_watermarked – Warm color blends are next to complementary cool color blends.
Ex: Yellow orange flowers might then have a border color of aqua blues.
lbv002_fs_800_watermarked – Accent with metallic gold paints or pens.
– Embellish with dots, swirls or geometric patterns.
– Offset bright color images with deep blue or black, not just white backgrounds.
– Dark mottled or starry skies are a favorite.
lbw002_sscl101_fs_800_watermarked – Asymetrical, overlapping, close spacing no big open spaces.
– Layers of hand made papers with torn or deckle edges.
– Papers to match the Copic Marker color chart.
– Metallic accents of gold paper or embossed gold patterns and encrusted edges

Let’s see what the Stampendous Designers are creating:

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

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