Making your own jewelry has become such a huge trend in crafting. What could be more fun with all those gorgeous beads and findings available now than a pendant you crafted yourself. It’s so much more personal when you give a gift that has special meaning for you and your recipient.
Our Design Team has had a great deal of fun with various bezel styles and resin products creating stamped focal points for jewelry. This beautiful choker/necklace is a wonderful example by Design Team Alumni Stephanie Lee. It features our SSC1194 Vintage Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamp™ Set. This set was designed specifically for jewelry making. The beautiful bezel, ribbon, and beads shown are from the Rue Romantique collection by Kristen Robinson for ICE Resin®. These bezels are delicately styled and really take advantage of the self-doming qualities of the ICE Resin.
Today Design Team MemberSuzanne Czosek is using ICE Resin on her blog post. She’s also using the Vintage Ladies in addition to some butterflies and other stamped images. Check out her post and leave her some love! Then be sure to come back and visit us tomorrow for more inspiration then Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the BIG BLOG HOP! You’ll be so inspired!!
Nothing says “open me” like a beautiful bow on a package, card or project. We always try to encourage our Design Team to focus their projects on the Stampendous Product, of course, but they can never resist putting a huge, beautiful bow on at least one project. The May Arts Ribbon that we receive from this terrific company just makes your fingers itch to tie something incredible. Here are some of the terrific projects we’ve received from our team with gorgeous bows on them:
Now it’s time to go hop for your chance to win one of three prize packages featuring a Jumbo Cling Flower Stamp Set and Jumbo Clear Handle from Stampendous and your choice of any spool from May Arts!! Leave comments here, on the May Arts Blog, and on the blogs of the participating Design Team Members below. If you missed Monday and Tuesday, feel free to go back and comment, you have until Sunday, Feb 22 to complete your hopping! Here’s who is playing today:
We’re so excited this week to be playing with the fantastic products of Maya Road! Today is our BIG BLOG HOP, so grab a cup of coffee, a kitten, a comfy chair and get ready to be amazed! You have until Sunday night to comment on as many blogs as you can (from the whole week).
And, of course, there are PRIZES!! Maya Road will have one grand prize you can win by commenting on their blog, liking them on Facebook, and commenting on their Facebook page. We’ll have three prizes for the week comprised of a Maya Road alterable book (I have two chipboard and one canvas), Some MR chipboard or other embellies, and Stampendous EJK08 White Encrusted Jewel Kit – perfect for covering chipboard with blingy goodness and Stampendous CRW092 Cling Artist Elements and SSC1122 Elegant Borders Perfectly Clear Stamp™ Set. Readers will have until Sunday night September 15th to comment on as many of our team blog posts as they can. Monday we’ll choose three bloggers at random from the week and each blogger will choose one winner from her comments. Winners must have a United States mailing address. Let’s get HOPPIN’
COLORING – It’s such a basic joy! I remember so fondly sitting down with my mom at the dining room table and coloring in a coloring book. Her page was always so neat and beautiful, and I loved learning from her how to shade and make those flat pictures of cartoon characters come to life. Her’s are still better than mine, but I still love coloring. And Fran Seiford, Stampendous Owner and Chief Artistic Officer, is always so careful when designing stamps to make sure that we’re creating beautiful images for people who love to color.
One such group of images is our new Hot Air Balloon Trio, this stamp provides you with so many opportunities to create magically colored cards and scrapbook pages. Here’s a terrific page by Design Team Member Stephanie Lee
Lots of our Design Team Members and those on the STAEDTLER Design Team have some terrific inspiration for you today! Be sure to visit each one and leave an insightful comment to have a chance to win one of the many prize packages from Stampendous and STAEDTLER being offered this week!
Our Royal Tea Time stamps are so fun to color, fill with glitter, emboss, etc. They just add an elegant, Fran•táge touch to your party invitations, cards for Mum, and general friendship greetings. When combined with our Digital Downloads Royal Tea Time 1 and Royal Tea Time 2 you can make stunning invites and clever greetings with these great images. Best of all, with FREE Shipping on U.S. retail orders over $50 you can get the whole set and sip in style!
Our clever Design Team is at it again with more fantastic examples of this terrific bunch of images!
Weeeeeee’re off to see the Wizard!!! Yes, we are! Our new Oz inspired stamps are just so much fun we couldn’t resist focusing on them first from our April 2013 catalog! Plus our very own Lisa Hindsley drew some of the most darling characters, so it gives us a chance to brag on her. AND it highlights our Digital Downloads since they’re new as well and include two sets of phrases just for our Oz images! So join us as we ease on down that Yellow Brick Road this week…
Ok, you HAVE to love this stamp! Amazing Shoes! Wow…amazing legs! Depending how you color it, she can either have bobby sox and bare legs, or cuffed pants and bare ankles, or…. wow… you have to try this! Here Lisa used the new Amazing Shoes stamp with the No Place Sentiment and some Yellow Mica Fragments to be the Yellow Brick Road. So Clever!! We think there’s no place like a pair of Amazing Jeans! Lookie here:
Of course our Design Team member Jennifer Dove had to drop a house on us before we saw this:
And, of course, without her and her hysterical sense of humor and a few extra lines from her Copic Markers, we NEVER would have had this:
Definitely more the sort of thing I’d expect to see a hip and trendy witch wearing under a house!! I’m not sure even Lisa envisioned this level of versatility, but if you don’t have to have this stamp now then we probably need to check your pulse!! Here’s Jennifer’s POST about this terrific card and she promises “a tutorial of sorts” on how to make the card base.
Also go check out these other Design Team Members who have Adventures in the Land of Oz to post today! And come back tomorrow as we take a few more steps towards the Emerald City!
BlogStar Annette Witherspoon loves our Cling Jumbo Poinsettia stamp. Stamped, colored, cut out, popped up over a piece of old sheet music and some background paper. What could be more Christmasy or cheerful?!!
During her term as BlogStar, Annette has created several different versions using our Poinsettia, all of them stunning. This great stamp is still available in your local Michaels Stores, you know. As well as at many of our fantastic retailers.
We hope you’ve been good this year and worked on your Clean And Simple Christmas Cards! The deadline for this Challenge is today at 11:59 pm…so you still have a little bit of time to load your creations to our linky tool at the right. (the one with FELinus the cat on it, just click on him to be taken to the tool where you can enter a link to your card). We’re still going to be bringing you some fantastic Clean And Simple (and complex and messy and vintage and fun) cards from now until the big day, we’ve got lots more Christmas spirit to share!
Our Design Team has been super busy this month (I’m thinking I ran them a little ragged between our catalog deadline, our WeeScapes blog and this challenge), but they’ve managed to come up with some really cool inspiration for you if you still need ideas for entering. Check them out below!
We’re so excited to be able to play today with one of Core’dinations’ Hard Core crop challenges! Our Design Team are playing along and have created some fun projects. We’d love you to play along as well and have a chance to win some fun Core’dinations papers! Here are the rules:
Welcome to the 2nd Hard Core Crop! We are bringing in the Holiday season with challenges designed to get you inspired to create for the Holidays. Please make sure you head over to the Core blog for crop rules. And, if you feel like chatting, there is a Facebook HCC crop page here for you to chat and hang out with fellow Hard Core Croppers so make sure you head over there, too. You never know when challenges or giveaways will pop up!
Today the Stampendous Design Team have created a few fun items for you. We hope they’ll inspire you to play!
Challenges from the Stampendous Blog must use the Link below. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to use Photobucket or Flickr or any other photo sharing sight and provide a link. Challenges must include Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock and any Stampendous product. You may NOT combine this challenge with any of the other HCC challenges but you may complete this challenge as many times as you like. You must link by 8 pm, December 2nd (Sunday). We do ask that all creations are newly created for this event. The winner of this challenge will receive the Core’dinations Cardstock Darks Collection pad.
ENTER YOUR CARDS IN THE CHALLENGE CONTEST BY CLICKING ON THE FROG BELOW!
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…