We’ve had waaaayyy too much fun this week playing with our friends over at STAEDTLER! They were so generous to our Design Team, and we’ve loved every second of showing you what we can do with their beautiful products. REMEMBER – Next week we’ll be playing with our friends at the Craft Resin Blog! Ooooh… You know that one is always popular, and we’ve got more prizes for that one – Tues – Friday next week!
But we’ve been busy, too!
So, for the Stampendous blog this weekend, we’ll start your Summer off right with some gorgeous new Summer images just loaded to our website. These “beachy keen” images are available at your favorite local retailer, or you can order them right on our website and your local retailer will ship them right out to you! (REMEMBER there’s FREE shipping on U.S. retail orders $50+)
Our in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons has been using our STAEDTLER Karat Aquarelle pencils to color some terrific beach scenes we’ll be bringing to you all weekend.
Our Design Team is still playing with Balloons, or other terrific images and STAEDTLER, and You have until the end of the day on Monday to do ALL your commenting on ALL the blogs for the week so you can win, win, win the terrific prizes from STAEDTLER and Stampendous. Be sure to visit every one of the terrific blogs below this weekend and leave them a ton of love! They’ve all worked very hard to inspire you to pick up some great stamps and make some beautiful art!
COLORING – It’s such a basic joy! I remember so fondly sitting down with my mom at the dining room table and coloring in a coloring book. Her page was always so neat and beautiful, and I loved learning from her how to shade and make those flat pictures of cartoon characters come to life. Her’s are still better than mine, but I still love coloring. And Fran Seiford, Stampendous Owner and Chief Artistic Officer, is always so careful when designing stamps to make sure that we’re creating beautiful images for people who love to color.
One such group of images is our new Hot Air Balloon Trio, this stamp provides you with so many opportunities to create magically colored cards and scrapbook pages. Here’s a terrific page by Design Team Member Stephanie Lee
Lots of our Design Team Members and those on the STAEDTLER Design Team have some terrific inspiration for you today! Be sure to visit each one and leave an insightful comment to have a chance to win one of the many prize packages from Stampendous and STAEDTLER being offered this week!
We want to welcome you to a colorful week of blog collaboration with the folks at STAEDTLER, the place where fine German craftsmanship meets gorgeous artistry. You’re familiar already with tons of STAEDTLER products, their Mars Eraser is legendary, and Fimo Clay is classic. We have been huge fans of their products for years, and their Karat Aquarelle pencils are Fran’s absolute favorite colored pencil.
This week we’re teaming up with their Design Team to create some gorgeously colored projects featuring Stampendous products as well. And we’re continuing our April Release features, focusing this week on our new Hot Air Balloon stamps! A product combination made in heaven! PLUS there are prizes, of course!
Each day we’ll post the list of all participating Design Team Members. You’ll want to leave a comment EVERY DAY on EVERY BLOG because at the end of the week the STAEDTLERDesigners will each give away one package to someone who commented on their blog this week. Their prize package consists of:
So get ready for some gorgeously colorful projects! Be sure to leave insightful comments that show you really looked at the projects (which means more than just “that’s cute” or “cool”) and PLEASE share on your Facebook Timeline, Twitter Feed, etc… Tag us in your share with a @Stampendous or #Stampendous and there will be an extra big prize package at the end of the week for one lucky hopper! Come back every day for a new list of linked artists.
We didn’t think we had any for you today, but two of our designers have had so much fun with the Wee Scapes they’ve posted some terrific projects! Here’s two more chances to win some for yourself by commenting!!
We’re playing along today with the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog and their theme of Silver And Gold. We sent them some of our Aged Silver and Aged Gold Embossing Enamels to play with, can’t wait to see what they do with it! Playing from our Design Team are
The DYSU challenge blog will be closing at the end of December, so this is one of your last chances to play with them! They are leaving this open to everyone, even international fans…so everyone can enter this time!! YAY!
Welcome to our Blog Hop combining our passion for Stampendous products with the really cool stuff the folks at DIYBangles.com sent to us! We’re really excited to be playing with their products and getting this chance to stretch our talents! We sure hope to get the chance to play with them again and find even more avenues for our talents! The gang is all here with terrific projects to astonish you. Sit back, get a cup of something warm, a fuzzy sweater, a friendly kitten and be ready to be amazed. At each blog (or just the ones you want) leave an insightful comment that lets us know you actually looked at the project and we’ll enter you once for each comment in a chance to win some DIY Bangles, beads, or circles plus some Stampendous goodies with which to embellish them.
We sure hope you’ve had some serious fun with our collaboration this week! Thanks for joining us. Would you mind sharing our hop on your Facebook page? We’d sure love to grow our audience a bit more to be able to keep bringing you all these great prizes.
Join us as well for our new December Challenge – CAS (Clean and Simple) Christmas Cards. We’ll be doing our best to give you last minute card ideas you can complete quickly to fill out your card sending list. We’ll be providing simple Christmas card inspiration all the way up until Christmas day, so stick with us. This will be our last challenge of the year and we’re mulling over what to do next year, so stay tuned for that as well!
Stick around and we’ll announce November Prize winners and the Winners from this hop early next week (once we’ve recovered from our Warehouse Sale and Holiday Party this weekend!)
We’re playing this week with DIY Bangles and their great bare wood products from bracelet bangles to beads to wooden wreaths! We’re just loving how much freedom these products give us to get everything from stamps to embossing enamels to glitters on to these projects! You can find their products HERE and ours HERE! What a pairing!
Yesterday we looked at embossing, but can you stamp on them? Sure can!! Wow…there aren’t words for how much I love this bangle. Wearing it as I type, as a matter of fact. It’s another fantastic creation from Wendy Price using our Wonderland Perfectly Clear Stamp set! You can read her post about it HERE.
You can see even more ideas on these Design Team Blogs! Be sure to leave comments for your opportunity to win some bare bangles and some great Stampendous products of your own!!
**Remember that this Thursday, November 29 is the last day to enter our November Essentials Challenge! Projects must use at least one Stampendous “Essentials” product to qualify. Enter your challenge pieces using the linky tool to the right in the sidebar!
This week has been so fun as we’ve painted Fast Finish on just about every surface we could find from light switch covers to …well… just about everything else. We knew this product was fast-drying, easy to clean up, and perfectly clear, but we did learn this week that you can color it with Distress Ink Refills. Well, Rhea Weigand discovered it. Here’s her final project in this week of fun projects.
Hi there!! This is Rhea again and the fun week with Stampendous and Beacon Adhesives comes to an end today with our Blog Hop. It’s been so much fun this week playing with Fast Finish Medium and exploring the possibilities. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have!
This is my favorite project for this week. It also happened to be the quickest and easiest. Learn more by click here..Rhea’s Nesting Bird
Nesting Bird by Passionate Paper Creations
The whole team is playing along today, so be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave some insightful, kind comments (the kind that let us know you looked at the project) and we’ll give some great prizes, sending some of you with U.S. mailing addresses some Fast Finish Decoupage Medium and some Stampendous Stamps. Here we go…
We’ve been having a lot of fun with our friends at Beacon Adhesives this week while we explore the limits of Fast Finish, a terrific decoupage medium that is so light and easy to work with and clean up. The best thing though, is the fact that this product dries perfectly clear, so quickly, and with no stickiness! Our Design Team tells us that this is a terrific product for applying Glass Glitter, Color Fragments, Mica and our other Essentials.
Rhea is still having fun coloring Fast Finish with inkers – here’s another great project using this technique:
Hello, Rhea here again! Another exciting day with Stampendous and FAST FINISH DECOUPAGE by Beacon Adhesives.
Today I’m focusing on pastels, butterflies and paper doilies. Of course I am again tinting my Fast Finish Decoupage Medium. But, today I also used it to emboss! Check out my blog to learn more by clicking here…Fast Finish “Butterfly Love”
Here are some more fantastic ideas for using this product together with Stampendous stamps and Essentials.
Well, it’s Friday of our Core’dinations Collaboration week, and we’re seeing so many absolutely Stampendous! projects! Everything has been so inspirational, and we hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are! Do be sure to join us tomorrow when everybody will have a different project to show, and we’ll be doing the comfy jammies, warm kitty hop thing again.
Today’s sample comes from our in-house designer Debi Hammons. It’s a beautiful card using our Jumbo Pine Bough stamp set. The torn Kraft Core at the bottom just coordinates so beautifully with the color at the top. Love how Core’dinations has made paper sets that give such simple and easy elegance.
Be sure you check out the work of these terrific designers for more inspiration. And leave some love on their blogs to be eligible to win!