Crank up your holiday music! It’s time for a celebration, and Stampendous and Dreamweaver have everything you need to wow your family, friends, and co-workers. For example, how about this beautiful card created by Lyn Bernatovich, featuring the Dreamweaver “Musical Christmas” stencil, pasted in gold on gold paper, and mounted on machine-embossed wine-colored cardstock?
And take a look at this creation by Louise Healy, using the same design, but totally different look? Definitely something to sing about!
Oh, yes. The perfect accompaniment by Laura Drahozal once again!
We would love for you to toot your own horn! Share your musical Stampendous and Dreamweaver inspirations on their respective Facebook pages. By the way, did you know that we also have a Dreamweaver Enthusiasts Facebook page, where our designers and fans meet to share and chat about their love of Dreamweaver products by Stampendous? Just request an invite!
Meanwhile, our wonderful team has some more creations to share in celebration of this “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”!
It is Thanksgiving Day for us in the United States, and as such, we’d like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! This is a perfect time to reflect on those we love…family, friends, and all that we love in life. Here is just one beautiful example, in warm fall colors, with a sentiment that sums it up perfectly…”YOU ARE MY HAPPY!”
Looking for the perfect sentiment that sums up your family and friends week? How about this one…
And now, for your viewing pleasure…our team players for today, including a mix of Dreamweaver and Stampendous celebrating family and friends…
I can promise you that today’s Dreamweaver Thursday post will NOT include any ghouls, ghosts, or goblins. No skeletons, no scares, no screeching. However, I am sure that today’s posts with the Stampendous/Dreamweaver team will leaf you with plenty of autumn inspiration. Before you leaf, check out these amazingly creative projects…
No genies in a bottle, of course, because it’s all about Halloween with 31 Days! Check out what Amy has been bottling up to share on her blog today!
This fantastic event involves tons of Halloween inspiration for those of you who love the spooky side. Tons of crafty bloggers will be posting a Halloween project each day in October 2015. And our Design Team has accepted the Challenge.
Visit us each day to see the new list of who is posting, plus a tease of their project. Every project for this blog hop will be brand new!
And of course there are PRIZES!!! There will be scavenger hunts and heaps of prizes hidden all over the interwebs. These will all be given out by the folks at www.smearedink.com who are in charge of the event. And there will be a Grand Prize Drawing as well. Be sure to visit them to find out all about the prizes!
Most of our line of Dreamweaver Stencils are hauntingly lovely, but did you know there are many that can be lovely to haunt with? Here’s just a few of our favorites…
For those of you who like to think outside the spider web…what Halloween twist could you create with these…?
The Retro Sitting Cat seems perfectly innocuous until it’s been spooked up a bit. Check out this hauntingly lovely creation by Stampendous Team alumni, Jenn Dove…
See how fun it can be fun to take an everyday design and morph it into something completely different? We’d love to see how you’d morph your stash of Dreamweaver stencils into haunted Halloween creations. Post your spooky best on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram and tag us with #Stampendous and/or #DWStencils!
Take a trip through the rest of our haunted ghouls…um, I mean girls…bwahahahaha!
As you know we here at Stampendous LOVE making cards and we wouldn’t be here if our fans and team didn’t love it, too. So we are celebrating World Card Making Day with a few of our favorites from 2015. Enjoy and let us know what you are creating for WCMD 2015!
So what is all this fuss about distressing? It’s nothing to actually stress about because we have all sorts of products and technique to help achieve the distressed look on your projects.
Spoonful of Rust is a great textural mix of embossing powders and elements that can be used with Fran’s great Encrusted Jewel Technique.
Take a look at how Fran found this technique from a mishap during the CHA convention one year.
You can really put the rust factor on over drive when added as the final touches with the line of Media Fluid Acrylic paints from our partners at DecoArt. To see this great technique go to Monday’s post for Andy Skinner’s video on stamping and painting a rusty finish. Tuesday and Wednesday two guest bloggers, Tracy Weinzapfel and Terry Sproul created fabulous projects using Andy’s technique. Thursday you can see just how great adding stenciling to the rust technique can be.
So many great reasons to try out this technique, but there is one more reason you might want to have a go with this technique!
There are three prize packages we are giving away to commenters this week. Here is what each prize will include —
1 Bottle/Jar each from DecoArt:
Media Fluid Acrylics Payne’s Gray
Media Fluid AcrylicsPrussian Blue
Media Fluid AcrylicsQuinacridone Gold
Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff
White Chalky Finish
Plus 1 each Stampendous Stamp Set:
ASCRS01 Cling Nature by Andy Skinner
ASCRS02 Cling Steampunk by Andy Skinner
ASCRSgb03 Cling Industrial by Andy Skinner
Just comment on all the Distressing posts this week on our blog and our Designer’s blogs (and our Guest Designers’ blogs). We’ll count each comment as a separate entry. That’s a lot of opportunities to win some distressing products for your stash!
Let’s see a great line up of distressing projects today by these designers —
You’ve probably seen this fascinating video from Andy Skinner for Stampendous at least a couple of times this week, but just in case you missed it, we’re featuring it once again! Since this is our Dreamweaver Thursday post, we have a warm, yet frosty, project created by team member, Pam Hornschu, that uses parts of Andy Skinner’s faux rust technique, some great products from our craft partners, and the perfect Dreamweaver Stencil to highlight this rusty and rustic design. We even have step-outs so that you can follow along…
Hello and welcome back to our second day of our hop with Tombow! The first day was a huge day of inspiration and today’s designer line up is going to be filled with even more! If you missed our first day here’s a snapshot of all the projects from the designers. To see there projects and more details including tutorials you can go back to day one here.
We have two prize packages up for grabs with some amazing products you’ll see being used during the hop. Each package will include:
A set of 24 Tombow Recycled Color Pencils
A roll of Tombow 3D Foam Tape
A Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle
Your choice from Create Fall, Create Christmas, Create Winter or Create a Poinsettia Cling Stamp set and Matching Dies
“Like” both TombowUSA and Stampendous company pages on Facebook if you use it.
Follow @tombowusa and @stampendous on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (or wherever you play along)
And comment on all the blog posts from both teams all week. Including our pre-game posts Mon-Thurs and our Weekend hop Fri-Sun.
We’ll give you until Tuesday, September 22 to get all those great comments in, then we’ll choose 2 winners on Sept 23.
Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!