BlogStar Application Deadline Approaching

The deadline is approaching to apply for our BlogStars Guest Design Team. In case you missed them, here are the details one last time. The deadline for applications is Thursday! We’d love to see your work!

We need four new BlogStars to serve a 3 month term providing samples for our blog.

We’ll choose you based on:

  • Your personal blog – yep, we need you to have one, it can be brand new though! We’ll help you grow.
  • Your stamping skills – doesn’t matter how long you’ve been at it… how much fun can you have with Stampendous products?
  • Are you a fan? – do you subscribe to our blog? follow us on facebook/twitter/pinterest? Comment on our posts? We blog to build internet connections, our design teams are a big part of helping us do that.
  • Do you post in forums? SplitcoastStampers? PaperCraftPlanet? – Our teams help us get the word out that Stampendous products are the best.
  • Your Photography – We let you keep the projects you make, but we need terrific pictures. Good lighting, in focus, several angles, show us your best side!
  • Your Instructions – Our fans want to know how to make your card. Give us clear, brief, complete instructions for making your projects.

Send us:

  • Photographs of three projects using Stampendous products. Product can be retired, can use the same product on every project, projects can be previously published.
  • Instructions for one of the projects
  • Your name/address/phone number, email address, blog link
  • A little bit about you – are you on design teams? do you have favorite products? family? pets?

If we pick you:

  • Each month for 3 months you’ll get new Stampendous products to use on your blog posts. We may consolidate shipments if you’re far away, but you’ll get at least 6 new stamp sets and other goodies over the course of your term.
  • You get to join our Stampendous DT yahoo group where we joke, laugh, have a blast and share great ideas and information.
  • We’ll need 1 project per week for 12 weeks. Projects are due on Thursday, but we’re flexible. We hope you’ll post the projects on your blog, too and use them for other challenges where appropriate.
  • We’ll invite you to participate in our Design Team challenges. This is optional, but fun!

So ink up your stamp pads and make some cool stuff! Submissions are due Thursday, November 10th by midnight PST. We’ll choose a team of 4 stampers by Friday, November 18th and mail out goodies. First project will be due Thursday, December 1st. Final submission due February 16, 2012. Remember this term goes through the Christmas holidays. You can send us your submissions as far ahead of time as you like to manage your time.

If you’d like us to consider a previous submission you’ve made, send us a note and maybe something new.

Send your application to submissions@stampendous.com   We’ll let you know when we receive it. Be patient, we don’t check this email address everyday, but if you don’t hear from us, drop us another line.

It’s BlogStar Time!

Have you ever wanted to blog with us? Well, here’s your chance. We need four new BlogStars to serve a 3 month term providing samples for our blog.

We’ll choose you based on:

  • Your personal blog – yep, we need you to have one, it can be brand new though! We’ll help you grow.
  • Your stamping skills – doesn’t matter how long you’ve been at it… how much fun can you have with Stampendous products?
  • Are you a fan? – do you subscribe to our blog? follow us on facebook/twitter/pinterest? Comment on our posts? We blog to build internet connections, our design teams are a big part of helping us do that.
  • Do you post in forums? SplitcoastStampers? PaperCraftPlanet? – Our teams help us get the word out that Stampendous products are the best.
  • Your Photography – We let you keep the projects you make, but we need terrific pictures. Good lighting, in focus, several angles, show us your best side!
  • Your Instructions – Our fans want to know how to make your card. Give us clear, brief, complete instructions for making your projects.

Send us:

  • Photographs of three projects using Stampendous products. Product can be retired, can use the same product on every project, projects can be previously published.
  • Instructions for one of the projects
  • Your name/address/phone number, email address, blog link
  • A little bit about you – are you on design teams? do you have favorite products? family? pets?

If we pick you:

  • Each month for 3 months you’ll get new Stampendous products to use on your blog posts. We may consolidate shipments if you’re far away, but you’ll get at least 6 new stamp sets and other goodies over the course of your term.
  • You get to join our Stampendous DT yahoo group where we joke, laugh, have a blast and share great ideas and information.
  • We’ll need 1 project per week for 12 weeks. Projects are due on Thursday, but we’re flexible. We hope you’ll post the projects on your blog, too and use them for other challenges where appropriate.
  • We’ll invite you to participate in our Design Team challenges. This is optional, but fun!

So ink up your stamp pads and make some cool stuff! Submissions are due Thursday, November 10th by midnight PST. We’ll choose a team of 4 stampers by Friday, November 18th and mail out goodies. First project will be due Thursday, December 1st. Final submission due February 16, 2012. Remember this term goes through the Christmas holidays. You can send us your submissions as far ahead of time as you like to manage your time.

If you’d like us to consider a previous submission you’ve made, send us a note and maybe something new.

Send your application to submissions@stampendous.com   We’ll let you know when we receive it. Be patient, we don’t check this email address every day, but if you don’t hear from us, drop us another line.

It’s BlogStar Time!

We’ve really enjoyed our BlogStars Cindy Coutts, Melinda Gleissner, Piali Biswas and Suzanne Czosek. We’ve seen such amazing artwork from all of them, and I think we’ve even got more of their work in the wings to share with you. I KNOW we’ll be hearing more from them in the future, they’re having too much fun with Stampendous products to quit now!

But, it’s time to say goodbye to their term as BlogStars and find us some new blood! Have you ever wanted to blog with us? Well, here’s your chance. We need four new BlogStars to serve a 3 month term providing samples for our blog.

We’ll choose you based on:

  • Your personal blog – yep, we need you to have one, it can be brand new though! We’ll help you grow.
  • Your stamping skills – doesn’t matter how long you’ve been at it… how much fun can you have with Stampendous products?
  • Are you a fan? – do you subscribe to our blog? follow us on facebook/twitter/pinterest? Comment on our posts? We blog to build internet connections, our design teams are a big part of helping us do that.
  • Do you post in forums? SplitcoastStampers? PaperCraftPlanet? – Our teams help us get the word out that Stampendous products are the best.
  • Your Photography – We let you keep the projects you make, but we need terrific pictures. Good lighting, in focus, several angles, show us your best side!
  • Your Instructions – Our fans want to know how to make your card. Give us clear, brief, complete instructions for making your projects.

Send us:

  • Photographs of three projects using Stampendous products. Product can be retired, can use the same product on every project, projects can be previously published.
  • Instructions for one of the projects
  • Your name/address/phone number, email address, blog link
  • A little bit about you – are you on design teams? do you have favorite products? family? pets?

If we pick you:

  • Each month for 3 months you’ll get new Stampendous products to use on your blog posts. We may consolidate shipments if you’re far away, but you’ll get at least 6 new stamp sets and other goodies over the course of your term.
  • You get to join our Stampendous DT yahoo group where we joke, laugh, have a blast and share great ideas and information.
  • We’ll need 1 project per week for 12 weeks. Projects are due on Thursday, but we’re flexible. We hope you’ll post the projects on your blog, too and use them for other challenges where appropriate.
  • We’ll invite you to participate in our Design Team challenges. This is optional, but fun!

So ink up your stamp pads and make some cool stuff! Submissions are due Thursday, November 10th by midnight PST. We’ll choose a team of 4 stampers by Friday, November 18th and mail out goodies. First project will be due Thursday, December 1st. Final submission due February 16, 2012. Remember this term goes through the Christmas holidays. You can send us your submissions as far ahead of time as you like to manage your time.

If you’d like us to consider a previous submission you’ve made, send us a note and maybe something new.

Send your application to submissions@stampendous.com   We’ll let you know when we receive it. Be patient, we don’t check this email address every day, but if you don’t hear from us, drop us another line.

Subscribe to Stampendous Impressions Blog!

Thanks to our  Sales Department for pointing out that we haven’t mentioned how to subscribe to our blog in a while. We want everyone to see our fantastic samples and to win the MANY prizes we give away here. (like the ones we’re going to give subscribers!)

It’s easy!! Go to the top of this page. ALL the way to the top.

See the word “Subscribe”? – click on it – it goes to a new page. (when you’re done, come back here…there are prizes!!)

Click on the pink button that says subscribe.

If you’re NOT a computer whiz  just choose “Email”.

Enter your email info.

Voilá! Stampendous Impressions in your inbox!! When you get an email from us you can read it as an email, or you can click on it to be taken to the blog where you can leave a comment.

Need help??? Just email us at submissions@stampendous.com.

Thanks!! We really appreciate our fans who subscribe!  Here’s a treat from one of our fans!

Chinese Celebration by Stacey Kong

Stacey Kong made this adorable scrapbook page and shared it with us. We love what she’s done with our Jumbo Cling Peony stamp! Wow!  You can pick this stamp up at your local Michael’s Stores where it’s still Stamptember, and there’s a 25% off your entire regular price purchase coupon on their website this week. They also have a number of other projects on their website with detailed instructions using our Peony like this great sample from our own Geny Cassady!

Peony Hope by Geny Cassady

Hey! If you read this far, good job! Now sign up! Monday, September 26 we’ll choose 4 folks randomly from our list of subscribers (all, old and new) and they’ll win a goodie box of Stampendous stamps and May Arts ribbon!! Yum!!

National Stamping Day at Michaels – and a Sketch Challenge Reminder

Today is National Stamping Day, according to our friends at Michael’s Stores, and they’re demonstrating one of the most  popular stamping techniques, Heat Embossing, in their stores today from 10 am – 11 am. They’ll be using our Traveling Far stamp and the fantastic Recollections Blue Blaze Embossing Powder to demonstrate a simple yet dynamic holiday card idea. Hopefully you’ll be able to join them for some stamping fun.

We also hope you’re participating in our newly revived monthly Sketch Challenge. We hope we have all the bugs out if it, but we’re not quite sure we ever do. Thanks again for all your patience! As a reminder, here is the sketch again.

September 2011 Sketch Challenge Sketch

We’re loving all the things our Design Team has designed with this great sketch. We have more inspiration for you this week, too! First up is a fantastic card from Lynn Mercurio. I wonder if she knows I have a thing for those teeny tiny pom poms I can’t find anywhere?? Love her embossing in our EP208 Ivory Embossing Powder, it’s such a terrific color when white isn’t quite right. She used some stamps from the SSC1105 Daisy Stem Trio Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. WOW…a whole new look we haven’t seen from these images before!

Lynn Mercurio Card for STM01 Sketch Challenge

Here’s another take on this fabulous sketch from Michael’s Design Team member Geny Cassady. She used our TC51 Foliate Quad Cube for an embossing resist style card featuring our EP100 White Embossing Powder. This cube of 4 fantastic foliage images is available at your local Michael’s Store or online on our website. Geny also used our R105 Dream Text background stamp for a fantastic, effortless background and the sentiment comes from the SSC109 Happy Messages Perfectly Clear Stamp Set also available at Michael’s or on our website.

Geny Cassady card for STM01 Sketch Challenge

And this week we have an offering from Wendy Price of our Design Team. Wendy also used the SSC1105 Daisy Stem Trio for her creation, but she used two of the main flower images making the circles in the sketch the background for her focal point. The circles are stamped with the P143 Carte Postale stamp you can also find at Michael’s or on our website. This card feature’s Wendy’s usual amazing attention to detail and fabulous coloring along with a truly distinctive bow!

Wendy Price card for STM01 Sketch Challenge

Hopefully we’re giving you lots of inspiration for your Sketch Challenge entries! Remember…there are prizes on the line!! All you need to do is create something using the sketch and then link it to the Mr. Linky thingy below.  (ok… I am admitting I have absolutely NO idea how this Mr. Linky thing works, so if you don’t either, feel free to just include a link to your card in our comments and we’ll figure the whole thing out and make sure you get entered for the prizes!) You have until September 29th to link your project and you may enter as many times as you make a separate project. All the rules are at the link at the top of our Blog that says Sketch Challenge Rules.  Please be sure to visit the other entries and their blogs…finding new stampers is what makes these challenges so fun!  Your chances of winning are fairly good…there’s only one entry so far!! 🙂



Stampendous Blog Hop #2

Welcome to our second Blog Hop! We know you’re going to love the projects our Design Teams have put together for your enjoyment! We’re introducing our 3 newest Jumbo Cling Flower Sets, and we know you’re going to love those, too! They’re big and beautiful but so easy to use. With our lightweight, easy to grip handle, you can fill a whole card very quickly.

We’ll be giving away 2 of each flower to blog hoppers. Just leave a comment here on our blog, then visit each of the 13 other blogs listed below and LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH ONE! Your 14 comments get you one entry in the random drawing for a Jumbo Flower and Jumbo acrylic handle.  Please put your first name and last initial in your comment so we can track you through the blogs more easily. You have until midnight, Tues., June 14th to leave your comments. Winners will be announced Friday, June 17th.  REMEMBER: Don’t panic if you don’t see your comment right away, our blog is moderated, and your comment won’t show until it’s approved unless you’ve visited us before.

Without further ado, here are some great projects from our own in-house Stampendous designers. All of the projects here will be available on our website next week.

CRS5010 Cling Jumbo Tiger Lily
Cling Jumbo Tiger Lily by Debi Hammons
Cling Jumbo Tulip Set
Cling Jumbo Tulip by Fran Seiford
Jumbo Cling Dogwood
Jumbo Cling Dogwood Tray by Tammie Wilson

Now hop along to our Design Team members’ blogs! Be sure to leave a comment here before you go, and comment on each blog  you visit.

Pam

Rachel  

Kristine   

Taylor  

Krissy

Trudee

Wendy J 

Wendy P

Cyndi

Geny

Lynn

Jenn

Get Ready to BLOG HOP!!!

The amazing Stampendous Design Team and the stupendous Stampendous BlogStars Team #1 are joining their super powers this Saturday for the 2nd Stampendous Blog Hop!!

Join us here at 8am PDT for the list of blogs to go a hoppin’. You’re going to LOVE the prizes! We’ll give away 2 each of our BRAND NEW  Jumbo Cling Flowers. They include a stunning Tulip, a dazzling Tiger Lily, and a fantastic Dogwood branch. Each prize includes a Jumbo Handle, rapidly becoming our fastest selling item this lightweight, easy to hold and use handle is ideal for all your largest cling and clear stamps!

The new flowers are available on our website, at your local stamp or scrapbooking store, and on our Facebook store. You’ll go nuts over the ease of use, versatility, and just plain wonderfulness of these images. The DT gasped in astonishment, the BlogStars squealed with glee when they knew they were getting some, and everyone has made the most incredible things for you to look at. Here are some sneaky peeks for those who can’t wait!

How can you win these gorgeous examples of stampy goodness??? Join us here between Saturday, June 11  at 8am PDT and Tuesday, June 14th at midnight. Leave a comment on our blog, then visit each of the 13 DT blogs and leave a comment on EACH one. It really helps us if you could include your first name and last initial in your comment so that we can easily spot you on all the blogs. We’ll compile a list of which folks made it to all 14 blogs and they’ll go into a drawing for one of the fabulous new flower sets. We’ll announce the winners here on Friday, June 17th, so look for your name.  Can’t wait to see what new amazingness our creative designers produce. Be sure to join us Saturday!

Sketch Challenge #38 hosted by Geny Cassady

Time for another Sketch Challenge, this time hosted by our Blog Star Geny Cassady.

We have a special sketch challenge brought to you today by BlogStar Geny Cassady. Play along with us for a chance to win the fabulous Friendship Assortment Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. You’ll reach for this set every time you make a card. It’s loaded with encouraging messages of friendship for everyday or every occasion. To play, just use Stampendous products somewhere on a card following Geny’s sketch below and post a link to your completed card in our blog comments section. We’ll let our Art Director, Lisa Hindsley choose a winner and send that person a great stamp set!! Please post your links by the end of day Tuesday, May 31  NOTE: We can only mail prizes to US addresses or territories. Our international friends are welcome to play, but you have to have a U.S. Mailing address to win. Also note that our comments section is moderated, so your comment and link may not appear here until we’re back at work on Tuesday. Thanks for your patience.

I am really enjoying making these tall cards lately, they add a special touch.  For this card I used the pretty Dream Text and Flourish (from Jumbo Dahlia) to make a background.  Then I embossed different foliage patterns (from the Foliate Quad Cube) on varying shades of green cardstock, I love this gradient look.  I embellished the card simply with some twine and little felt hearts.  As a bonus for this card, I also created a sketch which you are more than welcome to use and enter your creation to win Stampendous goodies for yourself!” _Geny


Supplies:

Stampendous Stamps – CRR105 Cling Dream Text, SSC1116-R Friendship Assortment Perfectly Clear Stamps, CRS5007-R Jumbo Cling Dahlia, TC51-R Foliate Quad Cube

Stampendous Embossing Powders – EP501 Olive Opaque Embossing Powder, EP512 Lettuce Embossing Powder, DP020 Detail Clear Embossing Powder

Ink – Fired Brick, Frayed Burlap, Shabby Shutters (Ranger), Versamark™ Watermark Pad (Tsukineko)

Cardstock – Rustic White, Simple Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)

Pure Poppy Felt (Papertrey Ink)

Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Corner Rounder (EK Success)

Heart Dies (Provo Craft)

Twine (Papertrey Ink)

Instructions: 
1. Trim card base to 7″x 7″ and score at 3.5″.  Round right bottom corner only.
2. Stamp text background and flourish on card base.  Sponge ink on edges.
3. Die cut squares from green cardstock, stamp and emboss with foliage stamps.  Adhere to card front.
4. Die cut felt hearts, adhere to card.
5. Stamp sentiment panel, trim, round corners and adhere.
6. Wrap twine around edge of card and tie a bow.

By the way, our last sketch challenge winner, April hasn’t contact us yet. Please do so we can get you your prize.

April’s blog is Stamp Willy.

Summer Fun in the Sun

Summer is just around the corner. Our Blog Star Geny Cassady made the cutest scrapbook page with our Summer Tree Fun Stamp Set. Great job Geny!

Summer Fun in the Sun by Geny Cassady

SSC1089-R Summer Tree Fun Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Ink – Celery (Fresh Ink), Dark Brown, Yellow Citrus (Clearsnap), Scattered Straw (Ranger)
Cardstock – Rustic White (Papertrey Ink)
A Walk in the Park Kit (Echo Park Papers)
Wood Buttons (Papertrey Ink)
Scalloped Punch (EK Success)
Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)