We haven’t forgotten! But join us on Facebook today!

We haven’t forgotten our winners from the Clear Scraps/Tsukineko Blog Collaboration last week! If you missed it, do go hop around and look at the amazing combinations that acrylic products and stamps can make when used with the right inks!  It’s too late to win, but you’ll meet some new designers you’ll fall in love with.

We’re still tallying the comments!

But today!! Join us on Paper Crafts Magazine’s Facebook Page for a chance to win our adorable Cling Hula Kiddo! Just comment on their post. Hop over to our Page and Share us on your Wall… she’s a sweetie and perfect for summer stamping!

Cling Hula Kiddo

Here are some super samples from our team using her!!

Hula Cheer by Rachel Sztonyk
Hula Kiddo by Jennifer Dove

Don’t miss your chance to win this cutie pie!!

February Challenge: Add Some Texture!

The first Saturday in February means it is time for a brand new challenge with Stampendous!  This month we are challenging you (and ourselves) to add a little texture to your projects.  Need a few ideas?  You can emboss using enamels or powders, use fun flock, glass glitter, mica fragments, color fragments, or use some embossing folders.  The possibilities are endless!

Below is a card from designer Taylor Usry, using some of our newest products.

Supply List:
• Stamps: Cling Pegasus (CRM266), Cling Jumbo Iris (CRS5033)
• Card Stock: Candlelight, Java, Cream (Bazzill)
• Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Vintage Sepia (Versafine); Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen, Tea Stain (Ranger Distress)
• Accessories: twill ribbon, Deep Impressions Clear Embossing Enamel, Tea Stained Mica Fragments, Taupe Color Fragments
• Tools: heat gun, spray bottle (filled with coffee grounds and water), Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle

For even more texture inspiration, here is a list of the Stampendous team members playing along today:

We want YOU to play along with us!  Just add your direct link to your card (make sure you’ve loaded it up with tons of TEXTURE) to the Changito Button linky tool below no later than March 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST.  You do not have to use Stampendous products to play along, but we sure love it when you do!  And as an extra incentive for playing, one lucky person (drawn at random from all the entries) will receive this gorgeous Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set:

Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you get a chance to play along with us – happy stamping!  Congratulations to the winner of last month’s Bling it On challenge, Barb King.  Email us, Barb, at submissions@stampendous.com with your address so we can get that right out to you!

And make plans to join us next Saturday, February 11 for a fun Blog Hop, complete with prizes you don’t want to miss.  We’ll be showcasing our new Color Fragments together with all sorts of products just released at CHA!

Here’s the Linky Tool for your Texture Challenge Project!



Blog Hop Winners

Thanks for keeping us honest, folks… we get so busy with things we forget to announce the winners sometimes! Our blog hop was so fun and such a success, and of course some lucky folks will be practicing the Encrusted Jewel Technique at home. Be sure to email your full name and mailing address to us at submissions@stampendous.com so we can get your prizes right out in the mail. Of course all these fantastic products are available on our website HERE. Or at many of your local stamp retailers.  We also want to thank our Design Team member, Pam Hornschu who organized this blog an kept us all on track.

Clare G. from the Stampendous blog gets the Aged Gold Set.

reeree62 from Wendy Jordan’s blog gets the Aged Black Set.

Littlen from Jennifer Dove’s blog gets the Aged Silver set.

Liz Terrazas from Suzanne Czosek’s blog gets the Shabby White Set.

Congratulations, Winners! You’re going to have so much fun sprinkling and heating from underneath your project to create some fantastic, Encrusted Jewel creations! In case you’re just joining us or you need to see it again, here is the link to the video describing this terrific technique! We sure hope some of you will share your creations with us! Please feel free to post your projects on our Facebook page or on our Flickr group!

Encrusted Jewel Technique Blog Hop – Chipboard Challenge Continues – October CAS Winner

Wow – it’s a busy week at Stampendous! You saw, no doubt, that we’re opening an Outlet store here on Monday. Whew.. that’s a job! But our busy Design Team doesn’t rest for anything and they’ve got us hopping this weekend.

Just after CHA last July our owner and Design Guru Fran Seiford made a YouTube video announcing the “happy accident” that led to her discovery of Fran’s Encrusted Jewel Technique. Here’s a link to that video for those of you that haven’t seen it yet:

One thing led to another and our amazing Design Team just took off with this idea! They have had so much fun sprinkling and spritzing and heating from underneath that they just HAVE to show you what they’ve done.

DT member Pam Hornschu coordinated a Blog Hop, and we’ve got some fantastic prizes for you so you can try this, too!!

Here are the bloggers in the Hop today:

Stampendous Impressions’ Blog (you are here)
Cyndi Bundy
Trudee Sauer
Jennifer Dove
Pam Hornschu
Wendy Price
Taylor Usry
Wendy Jordan
Lynn Mercurio
Krissy Fossmeyer
Rachel Sztonyk
Suzanne Czosek

As you hop from blog to blog, oohing and aahing over the Encrusted Jewel fabulousness, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as here on our blog. You have until 8pm EST on Sunday, November 13, 2011 to leave a comment on some of these blogs. Your comments are your insurance that you have an opportunity to win one of four blog candy goody boxes of Stampendous Fran•táge Essentials for you to create your own Encrusted Jewel goodness:

 Aged Black Prize Package
Aged Silver Prize package
 Aged Gold Prize Package
 Shabby White Prize Package
How’s that for excitement!!! Well, it ain’t over yet!! Because you know we have our monthly challenge going on!
Last month we asked you to create a Clean And Simple Holiday card for any holiday, and tons of you leapt on board with your fantastic creations! We forgot to announce the winner last week for October’s Challenge. Today we’d like to congratulate Tenia Nelson for her non-traditional Thanksgiving Card! The drawing was completely random, but we happen to LOVE this card – the purple bow with the orange card is just so striking, and the chairs… well who isn’t thankful for chairs!!! Especially if you can fill them with family for the holiday meals! Fantastic job, Tenia!! Thanks so much for playing with us! We’ll be sending you the Cling Jumbo Sparkle Joy stamp set so you can share some holiday joy with those you love!  We really appreciate ALL of you that played last month, what a lot of fantastic cards!! And we hope it got you started thinking about your holiday stamping!
This month the challenge is to show us what you can do with chipboard, (cough cough…ahem… encrusted jewel technique…cough cough) and several of our Designers hopped on this train to show us their stuff!
Our own Lynn Mercurio made this fantastic sample featuring our Jumbo Snow Couple from the July 2011 Catalog:
Snowfall Pair by Lynn Mercurio

We’re sad to say this stamp set has sold out, but we’re sure you can find it in one of your local retail stamp stores! We just love the way Lynn embossed on her chipboard after coloring it with ink. It’s just so classy!Many of our designers this week combined the Encrusted Jewel Technique Blog Hop with the Chipboard Challenge, so you’ll see lots of cool samples on your hop around the blogs.

What can you make with chipboard? We hope you’ll show us by clicking on the Linky tool below and linking to your terrific project! This month we have a Cling Jumbo Songbird Stamp Set up for grabs! Here’s the linky tool:


You have until Thursday, December 1 at 11:59 PM EST to add your link to the linky tool, and we’ll draw a random winner.  You can enter as many times as you’d like.
Also a quick reminder that we are still offering Free Shipping on orders over $50 on our website. Just use the promo code FREESHIP at the top of your shopping cart page when you check out to enjoy this savings!

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.

October Card Challenge – CAS Holiday Cards

It’s the first Saturday of the month, and that means it’s time for a new challenge with the Stampendous team!  This month to kick things off on World Card Making Day, we’re looking towards the holidays AND keeping it Clean and Simple. That’s right – we’re making Clean and Simple (CAS) holiday cards!!  You’ll see a few team members showing off more than one card today; some chose to make one CAS and then take that design and “step it up”.  Others made sets of CAS holiday cards to give as gifts or use to make a dent in the Christmas (or other holiday!!) card list.

But first…the winner from September’s Sketch Challenge!! We’d love to congratulate our randomly chosen winner – ArtyCarty!!!  Congratulations! We loved your card with buttons on it, and now you’ll have a fantastic stamp set to use on your next challenge entry. Email us your mailing address and we’ll get your prize right out to you!! (email us at  submissions@stampendous.com)

October Sketch Challenge Prize

October’s challenge is to join us in making CAS holiday cards. (any holiday!) We want to help you get into the holiday spirit, so this month we are giving away a Cling Jumbo Sparkle Joy set to a random winner. You don’t have to use a Stampendous image or products to play along, but we sure love it when you do!  You have until Thursday, November 3 at 11:59 PM EST to add your link to the linky tool, and we’ll draw a random winner.  You can enter as many times as you’d like. (link to the official rules at the very top of our blog – you must have a US/APO/FPO or Puerto Rico address to win, but anyone can post their projects!!)

We’ve got a few jump starts for your imagination this weekend with lots of our Design Team creating CAS cards and posting them on their blogs. Here are just a few ideas:

Manger Silhouette by Lynn Mercurio

Lynn Mercurio is starting us off this month with this simple but oh so elegant example of an inspirational Christmas Card. She’s used our CRP137 Cling Manger Scene, CRN240 Cling Precious Bundle, and our luxurious black velvet AC990VK Jumbo Damask Leaves Class A’Peel Stickers. These fantastic velvet stickers are on a vinyl base with a fantastic adhesive that makes them dishwasher and microwave safe plus weather resistant, so they’re marvelous for indoor or outdoor craft use. They lend such an elegant air to a simple card.

Eiffle Noel by Kristine Reynolds

Kristine Reynolds this month celebrates a European holiday flavor with our CRP129 Cling Eiffel Noel embossed in our fantastic Pirate Gold Embossing Powder. What a beautifully simple card that anyone would be excited to receive (especially if you tuck a couple of tickets to Paris in the envelope!). The wood mounted version of this fantastic stamp is available at your local Michael’s Store.

Christmas Greeting by Taylor Usry

Challenge organizer and DT member Taylor Usry offers this CAS card using the fantastically versatile SSC1068 Christmas Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamps greeting set. The holly accents from the set provide just enough image while the sincere greeting remains the focal point. With four large greetings in one set you could create quite a variety of looks as well.

Finally, from the home office, in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons offers a whimsical Christmas option this year as Changito the Monkey gets himself all tangled up in the Christmas lights. I know how he feels, I seem to end up in this situation every year at some point.

Changito Tree Lights by Debi Hammons

Debi has used CRV230 Cling Changito Tree Lights and CRG121 Cling Old World Greetings for this adorable card. After stamping and coloring Changito, she’s gone back and added some FL400 Cotton Ball White Fun Flock to the fur on his hat and some of our GX220U Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter to the light bulbs for a touch of texture and fun. These were applied with a glue pen. When using flocking, be sure to press it into the adhesive with your finger before brushing away the excess to achieve good coverage.

Most of our Design Team members are playing along with our challenge today! You can check out their cards at the links below! To link your CAS Stampendous card to this month’s challenge just click on the little linky tool below and it will give you a spot to put the link to your card. We can’t wait to see what Clean and Simple Holiday means to you!!

Design Team Blog Links:

Kristine Reynolds – http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com/
Pam Hornschu – http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Taylor Usry – http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/
Cyndi Bundy – http://www.scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/
Krissy Fossmeyer – http://www.paperinkspirations.blogspot.com/
Jenn Dove – http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/
Wendy Jordan – http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
Wendy Price – http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
Lynn Mercurio – http://www.stamperosity.com/
Melinda Gleissner – http://mynoteworthycards.blogspot.com/
Piali Biswas – http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/
Suzanne Czosek – http://www.suzzstampingspot.blogspot.com/
Laura Davis — http://adayinthelifeofthepaperpoppy.blogspot.com/
Rachel Sztonyk — http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/

The Linky Thing:

May Arts/Stampendous Week Continues

We’re so excited by the positive response to our partnership with May Arts. We’re obviously two great teams that work well together! Here are some more exciting pairings of our products. You’ll find additional inspiration today on the blogs of Design Team Members Rachel Sztonyk, Jennifer Dove, Wendy Price, Taylor Usry and Lynn Mercurio.

We have for you today a beautiful card by the talented Jennifer Dove. She created this card using our brand new Lion Crest stamp in our Fran•táge Collection. These vintage, collage-inspired images lend themselves so well to the classic lines of May Arts Solid/Two Tone Textured Wired Ribbon. This incredible ribbon looks like rich, brocade fabric.

P134 Lion Crest by Jennifer Dove

Jennifer used our brand new Aged Gold Embossing powder and our Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter on this card. Our new Fran•táge Essentials make your next royal wedding just elegant! The small crown in the background is our new SSC1124 Charm Collection Perfectly Clear Stamp Set loaded with small collage images for all occasions. All of our new products are available at your local retail stores and will be on our website sometime next week.

May Arts makes Stampendous Art even More Fun!

Today we’re showcasing some wonderful art from our Design Team Members. Taylor Usry used our CHA July Release P130 Magical Snowman (available in stores soon) together with some yummy turquoise ribbon (364-15-04) from May Arts. She added just a snippet of their green plaid ribbon (ABB16) to tie in the green paper and embossing on the card.

Taylor Usry Magical Snowman
Magical Snowman by Taylor Usry

She embossed the snowman with Silver Tinsel embossing powder. The Snowflake Symphony Perfectly Clear Stamps were embossed in White, Aqua and Olive.  Taylor’s got another gorgeous card using May Arts ribbon for you on her blog today which is a completely different look.

Design Team Member Wendy Jordan is next up with a beautiful Fran•táge style card. This card features stamps from three of our newest CHA Release Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets. She used SSC1122 Elegant Borders on the top and bottom of the front panel. The cameo is made from a frame from SSC1118 Chandelier Perfectly Clear Stamps and the silhouette is from SSC1124 Charm Collection Perfectly Clear Stamps. Her background uses Fran’s Antique Embossing Technique. So fun and easy, but super elegant. The card is finished off with beautiful May Arts Ribbon XY14 and a second layer of NV-32 Faux Suede Ruffle Edge. Wow!!

Wendy Jordan Cameo Card
Wendy Jordan Cameo Card