Stampendous is Hopping to a Fast Finish!

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…

Kristine Reynolds

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Melinda Gleissner

Stephanie Lee (Arty Carty)

Suzanne Czosek

Janelle Stollfus

Krissy Fossmeyer

April Derrick

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

Stampendous and Fast Finish – Fast and Fun!

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.

Melinda Gleissner

Kristine Reynolds

April Derrick

Suzanne Czosek

Be sure to come back again tomorrow and get some more great inspiration!

Hop Along with our New October Products

At Stampendous it’s time to get ready for Spring! Our new October 2012 Catalog has a gorgeous selection of new images for  your stamping pleasure.

We hope you’ll take a few moments to flip through our new catalog and savor the images for  yourself. You can download it to your computer or print it as well, just by clicking on the cover below.

Stampendous October 2012 Catalog

Then visit our Design Team Blogs and see some of the fantastic projects they’ve made using these delightful stamps!

 Annette Witherspoon 

Asia King 

Barb Turpin 

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus  

Jennifer Ingle 

Jennifer Dove 

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel 

Mary Dawn Quirindongo 

Melinda Gleissner  

Pam Hornschu 

Rhea Weigard

Suzanne Czosek

Taylor Usry

Tenia Nelson

Tobi Crawford

Wenday Jordan

Wendy Price 

Yana Smakula 

We’ll choose three of the above blogs at random to each choose a winner from their comments section. These lucky stampers will each receive a brand new stamp set from our October Catalog images! (Sorry, due to laws and customs regulations, prizes to U.S. Mailing Addresses Only – but we’d love everyone to comment)

Also remember this is the last week for our October Saturday Challenge – Fabulous Florals. Load your floral themed card to our linky tool by Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm for  your chance to win some great NEW flower stamps!  Remember if your floral card features a flower from Stampendous Stamps your entry counts double.



Still More New Images from Stampendous!

We are really enjoying the opportunity this week of bringing you some of our newest images and projects from our amazing team of Designers. Our October Catalog for Spring is one of our most exciting ever, we just loved every single one of them. But our favorites always seem to be our new Cling Jumbo Images. We just can’t get enough of these terrific, extra large images that just leap off the page and make Home Decor, Scrapbooks and Cards so dramatic and exciting.

One of our newest BlogStars, Yana Smakula, brings us a post today all the way from the Ukraine. She’s been playing with one of our newest Jumbo Sets, Cling Jumbo Butterfly Trio. We know these butterflies will be a must-have for your collection. Just look what Yana has done with them. Then visit the blogs of the other Design Team Members playing today. Maybe some butterflies will flutter your way! (but only if you have a U.S. Mailing Address)

Hi everyone! BlogStar Yana Smakula here and today I have a simple card using a stunning butterfly from CRS5044 Jumbo Butterfly Trio stamp set.
To create a card I stamped a butterfly from CRS5044 Jumbo Butterfly Trio stamp set with VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock:
I then coloured the stamped image with Copic markers and cut it out leaving a small white border around the image:
I created a front card panel 3 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches and attached butterfly with a flower brad, slightly curled the wings to give it more dimension:
Finally I created a white card base 4 by 5 1/2 inches and adhered the front panel to the card base:
Supplies used:
  • Stamps: CRS5044 Cling Jumbo Butterfly Trio stamp set
  • Cardstock: Dovecraft
  • Pattern Paper: Pebbles
  • Brad: Pebbles
  • Gems: Dovecraft
  • Adhesive: Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives.

(Stampendous NOTE: We’re amazed Yana got this look with VersaFine and Copics. That usually doesn’t work very well for us. We’d recommend Memento ink for use with your Copic markers)

NOW – Flutter by for a look at what some other team members are doing! You’ll love what they’ve got to show you!

Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Jennifer Dove
Kristine Reynolds
Melinda Gleissner
Suzanne Czosek
Tenia Nelson
Wendy Price

More New Products Coming Your Way

Stampendous owner and designer Fran Seiford has really outdone herself this catalog. Our October release has a fun and exciting array of images to appeal to just about everyone. We’ve even introduced two new Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets and two wood stamps with Spanish Language Greetings.

Our Spanish Invite set has everything you need for the perfect Quinceañera, First Communion, New Baby, or just a fiesta all your own. Plus a beautiful thank you for notes after the event.

Nestled Bird and Spanish Invite by Kristine Reynolds

Our Spanish Greetings Perfectly Clear Stamp set features all the basics to add a latin flair to your greeting cards and projects from Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, and Happy Graduation through I love you and thank you, you’ll be making gorgeous cards Por Siempre!

Tutu Toad and Spanish Greetings by Jennifer Dove

The following members of our Design Team have created some gorgeous inspiration for you today (not necessarily in Spanish!):

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Ingle

Jennifer Dove

Melinda Gleissner

Rhea Weigand

Suzanne Czosek

Taylor Usry

Wendy Price

PLUS Kristine Reynolds who got left off yesterday but has a great project!!

And, of course, we welcome you to flip through our newest catalog by clicking on the cover below. You can also print or download a pdf of it to your computer.

 Stampendous October 2012 Catalog

Fun New Stampendous Images and Products

Our newest products from our October Catalog are on their way to your local scrapbook/stamping store and your favorite online dealers! You’ll start seeing these terrific products everywhere, and on our own website soon.

Our clever Design Team have made some gorgeous samples for you to look at so you can get an idea how these images could work for you. They’re mostly everyday type images with an eye past the Holidays, so you’ll see some Spring, Valentines, our new Fran•táge Circus images (sure to be a favorite!), and our charming group of children reminiscent of those great books we grew up reading. We really think we’ve got some terrific things to delight you, and this week our Design Team will be bringing you a look at the fun.

You can take a stroll through (or download or print) the book here :

Stampendous October 2012 Catalog

You can see more sneak peek projects on these blogs:

Saturday Coordination with Core’dinations!

Jumbo Cardinals with Core’dinations by Lisa Hindsley

Here’s Lisa’s Supply List:

CRS5038 Jumbo Cardinals, Core’dinations TH card stock, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel, VersaMark Watermark Ink, StazOn Timber Brown Ink, Colored Pencils and Sand Paper.

Lisa started by sanding the card stock for a rustic look and stamped the image with Timber Brown Ink. The key was to use the color of the card stock to match each bird, so she used the red paper for the male cardinal and the Coconut Cream for the female. She stamped two images (one in each color), then tore the paper and pieced it together to show off the rustic look of the torn edges. Of course it wouldn’t be Stampendous if we didn’t Fran•táge a little bit, so she also added a bit of the Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel as a dusting of snow for these lovely winter birds. She also used our Scrolled Seasons stamp to finish off the inside, and had a lot of fun tearing paper and creating a flurry of snow with a small round brush (no adhesive was used to make the swirl), and heating the whole thing from underneath.

Inside of Cardinal Card by Lisa Hindlsey

So if you want to win some prizes – visit these blogs below and leave comments! We’ll draw random bloggers to choose random commenters to win!

Stampendous Blog (you are here)

Core’dinations Blog (may not have anything new, visit anyway!)

Annette Witherspoon

Cyndi Bundy

Ellen from Core Team

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Dove

Jennifer Ingle

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Melinda Gleissner

Rhea Weigand

Stephanie Lee (Arty Carty)

Suzanne Czosek

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Jordan

Wendy Price

By the way! (yeah, this two hop weeks in a row thing…not happening again! LOL) you’ve asked about winners for the May Arts blog. We’ll post all winners from both blogs in a big post tomorrow or Monday. It will be tagged Winners so if you search for that at the top of the blog you’ll find it easily, so you don’t miss it!  Thanks for your patience.

Core’dinations Coordinations – Fun for Day 4!

We have more inspiration for you today with Core’dinations paper coordinating with Stampendous products! Our own Art Director, Lisa Hindsley, has created this gorgeous card using our Cling Jumbo Dahlia, 3 colors of Core’dinations paper, and a variety of Embossing Enamels and Fran•táge Essentials.

Cling Jumbo Dahlia by Lisa Hindsley

Lisa sanded her papers and added some colored pencil for depth on the gorgeous flower. Then she tore each page to show it’s beautiful core color. She added a touch of Fran’s Encrusted Jewel Technique to the center page by sprinkling Embossing Enamels and Glass Glitters on the page and heating from beneath. The whole elegant card a much more simple creation than it appears to be!

To make this lovely creation Lisa used:

Now go check out the rest of today’s inspiration! Be sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win some goodies for yourself!

Stampendous Blog

Core’dinations Blog

April Derrick

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Melinda Gleissner

Tenia Nelson

Debbie Standard

Stampendous and May Arts – Day 4 and loving it!

Hope you’re enjoying the great fun we’re having with all the gorgeous ribbon the generous folks at May Arts shared with our team! WE’ve sure enjoyed it! We always have so much fun including them in our catalog and other projects.

We wanted to share with you a project today that Design Team Member Lynn Mercurio made for our July Catalog. Our incredibly fun Steampunk Owl has been made into a fantastic Fall treat bag with the use of a simple burlap bag and some May Arts Ric Rac.

You can find the directions for this great project, as well as all the products used on our website HERE!

More of our Design Team have created some terrific projects for you… Be sure to visit and “comment like you mean it” on each of the blogs below for your best chance to win some cool stamps and ribbon! And thanks for joining us this week! (remember today is the last day to load your challenge project to the linky on the right for September’s Embossing Challenge)

Jennifer Dove

Kristine Reynolds

Leadonna Kimmel

Melinda Gleissner

May Arts Blog

September Challenge – Embossing Techniques FINALE!!

Well, we’re going out in style on this challenge. We’ve seen lots of techniques this month, but wow, our own Melinda Gleissner has used one of our favorites. Create a base shape of some sort (chipboard, tagboard, wood, cardstock, whatever) and just COVER it with powder for a fantastic look! Her amazing Halloween tree here is just adorable, completely covered with our Aged Black Embossing Enamel. She even make Shrink Plastic ornaments using all our Halloween images this year. You can read all about the construction of this marvel on her blog HERE.

Halloween Tree by Melinda Gleissner

Jennifer Ingle from Just Jingle did the same sort of thing with her darling tombstones earlier this week. You can get the details on her creations on her blog HERE.

Embossed Tombstones by Jennifer Ingle

You can get so much more inspiration from the other terrific projects our team has been uploading. I hope you’ll check them out, leave comments, then upload your own project to your blog or Flickr or Photobucket or just link to our linky tool below. You’ll need to upload your project before 11:59pm, PDT, October 4, 2012 to be eligible to win some of our fantastic embossing powders to play with yourself. Sorry but U.S. Mailing addresses only can win, but everyone can upload their projects. Also remember that projects using Stampendous images count twice!

Check out our inspiration here:

And remember to join us Monday for our fun week with May Arts: