We sure hope you’ve enjoyed our 31 Days of Halloween, and we hope you have a lot of fun greeting trick-or-treaters tonight or taking your kids to visit the neighbors. Halloween is such a sharing time of year!
We thought we’d end our month with some cute and sweet cards made by our own in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons!
Thanks so much for playing with us this month! Wow, there was some great inspiration! Remember that all the inspiration will remain linked to our 31 Days of Halloween page so you can visit it again and again. Be sure to check out the rest of our team sharing today
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!
We have a winner! Congratulations Shari who commented on Katy Leitch’s blog post for day 16! Email your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line, “31 Days of Halloween Winner Week 4”.
We made it to All Hallow’s Eve, one more time around the crafty cauldron of Halloween inspiration! We dusted off our project coffin and have some eerie treasures for today, we hope you all have a fun, safe celebration with a few spooky treats!
We dusted off our project coffin and have some eerie treasures for today, let’s take a look at four projects old and new!
Lea Fritts’ project is haunting us with a character skeleton and a happy greeting! What a frightful and fun card! Next is an amazingly colored owl card by Wendy Price, those eyes they are fantastic!
Laura Drahozal is spooking us toward the Haunted Mansion with that foggy sky and old worn look of her image!
These spiders are entranced by Skeleton Lady on Asia King’s card, a popular image that never loses its level of eerie vibes.
And the last inspiration for today is a peek before you hop on over to see the full project.
Thank you all for such a FANtastic month of participation in our 31 Days of Halloween. We sure have enjoyed your comments, liking our projects and sharing what you love about Halloween. Now here is more inspiration from the Wicked Bloggers who have posted all month long on their blogs!
We’ve got some extra business to take care of today!
First, we need to announce the winners of our blog hop with Nathalie Kalbach and her wonderful Creative Squad from the week before last.
We’re excited to send 3 winners each her three foam and cling rubber stamp sets. Congrats to these three lucky winners. If you see your name below, please email us at email@example.com with your mailing address so we can get these fun products out to you right away!
Crimson Owl Creations
Why, you ask, weren’t winners posted last week? Yes, several of you asked! 🙂 So sorry for the delay, but our amazingly organized and talented Janelle Stollfus has been on vacation. She keeps all our collaborations on task and organized as well as serving on our Design Team for many, many years. She’s a valuable part of the Stampendous Social Media Team and we’d be lost without her. But we guess she deserves a vacation because…
It’s Her Birthday!!
Our Design Team appreciates all the work Janelle does each week to keep us organized and on track. It’s not easy coordinating all those link lists, especially when blogging software tends to have a mind of its own. But she helps everyone on the team fight the zaniness of internet posting and coordinates our prizes, chooses our winners, and really keeps us going. So it’s time to celebrate her! And we all want to get in on the action. Please hop around the blogs below and see the projects our team designed to celebrate Janelle! Maybe even leave a Happy Birthday comment yourself!
To be eligible comment on the Stampendous blog and that of each designer’s post on the hop this week. Each comment is an entry! Give a shout out to your place of residence, we want to see how far our hop goes around the world! We’ll announce winners on Monday June 20.
Now here’s some inspiration from today’s participating designers.
What a fantastic week! Thank you for hopping along with us and we hope as well that you were inspired to create with Stampendous and DecoArt! We loved hearing from the comments that were left on each blog post over the week.
Here we are on our last, and biggest hop day with international mixed media artist Andy Skinner and his wonderful Design Team at DecoArt. We hope you’ve been amazed and delighted at the inspiration we’ve shared with you. Andy’s stamps are just so exciting and fun to use, and we know you’ve loved seeing the range of the DecoArt Fluid Media line as well.
One reason we focused on the Media range for this blog hop, is that it’s the perfect acrylic paint to use when tinting your Dreamweaver Embossing Pastes! Just one drop of these pigment-rich media paints is enough to tint a generous quantity of paste for making your favorite backgrounds. Don’t be afraid to color your pastes to match your projects. Most Dreamweaver Embossing Pastes can be tinted very easily. Here are some examples from our own Leadonna Fritts! You might just recognize some of these made into projects on her blog this week.
Now get hopping and be sure to leave a trail of comments on each of the designer blogs. Each comment gets you one entry for a great prize package (open to everyone) of all three of Andy Skinner’s newest stamps for Stampendous PLUS a Fluid Media Acrylic Starter Kit.
Hope you’ve been enjoying some mad mixed media skills as we hop this week with Andy Skinner and his fantastic international design team from DecoArt. Even if mixed media, grunge, shabby isn’t your favorite look, we want you to know that Andy’s stamps, designed exclusively for Stampendous, can be used for some really fun and adorable art.
How about this darling card from Pam Bray?
Or this elegant and chic Chocolate Box by Asia King?
Or the sweet distressed frame on this darling wall hanging by Debbie Cole, CDA?
A great set of backgrounds is one of the most versatile things you can have, and Andy Skinner’s stamp sets just hit the mark perfectly! We know you’ll reach for these again and again to add a little texture to your art!
Right now, reach for your mouse and start clicking on the links below! Each featured Design Team member has a great project to inspire and amaze you. Leave a comment on each one to be entered to win a wonderful prize package of each of Andy Skinner’s newest stamp sets from Stampendous plus a Fluid Media Acrylic Starter Kit from DecoArt!
We’re super excited this week to play with our friends at DecoArt. Mixed Media Artist and DecoArt International Education Coordinator Andy Skinner has designed some fantastic stamps for Stampendous, and we’re going to be showing them off all week long.
Andy will join us along with his team of international mixed media artists including Julia Stratford-Wright, Mark Gould, Mel Hookham, and Jools Robertson. Plus there will be posts this week on the DecoArt blog as well. Naturally the Stampendous Design Team will be checking in as well.
You’ll want to get your commenting fingers ready…so put down your paintbrushes! Each comment on a post this week will enter you to win a fabulous prize package! (one comment per post, per person) Contest open to everyone!!
We have three packages and each has a Fluid Media Starter Kit, all three of Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Stamp sets, and a Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Look at this great prize!
Andy himself was kind enough to visit our booth at CHA and demonstrate his new stamps for us as well as showing us how to use DecoArt’s Media Antiquing Cream. You’ll love this product (which is included in the prize!) and you’ll just be wow’d. Take a look at the video of Andy’s Demonstration –
Now click on the links below and let’s get hoppin’!!! What a week we have in store!