We hope our Sunny Hello has brightened your week. Would you like to win one? We’ll give away three Cling Rubber Sunny Hello stamps to three lucky, US winners. Oooh… you might want to run back to MONDAY and WEDNESDAY to make sure you’ve left a comment. This fun greeting is perfect for any occasion, you’ll use it all year. And with the simple coloring or fancy layering, it’s great for a quick card or when you have more time. And we have another designer sharing today!
Meanwhile, we certainly hope that all of our fans out there in Stampingland have a wonderful Easter this weekend. Some of our Design Team members have created Easter projects to share with us today. Enjoy! Be sure to come back on Monday for a terrific hop with our Everyday Chicks!!
We’re still excited about releasing our new April Catalog for Summer, but we’ve still got some great samples you haven’t seen from our January Spring release. This week our Design team will treat you to all the inspiration from our October and January catalogs that they haven’t posted yet. And it’s a wonderful Spring-a-palooza!
One thing we haven’t shared enough yet, because they’re our favorite thing right now, is our Spring Borders Die Set. Fran herself had an opportunity to play with these this last week, and she created a terrific collection of even more ideas for these wonderful edge dies.
You remember that the set looks like this –
It has 6 dynamic cutting dies for a huge variety of looks and uses. Well, Fran said, “what if I just get into the stash of scraps we have and go crazy?” She cut a ton of strips and just had a great time layering them on to cards. Card-making doesn’t get easier than this!! It’s all about finding a color story in the scraps you love and just playing with the shapes and patterns.
Can you spot the Easter bunny??
Glitter papers, adding some white with a greeting here and there, you can even make this the surprise interior of a card with a fun window peeking through!
She even used the strips to decorate a hat pattern that she downloaded from the web. Wouldn’t these be a cute project for a little girl’s party!! What fun!
So we have to tell you that the hat above that Fran made is actually sized for her cat, Beaver. We challenged her to get a photo of him wearing it, after all she would have to tie it under his chin, and cats aren’t known for their love of hats… but SHE DID it! And she even got photos!! She’s not even bleeding! Good job, Beaver, such a good sport!!
You’ll still see a lot of projects using these great border dies in our April catalog as we go, our team just loves them so much! And Fran may just have more ideas as we go along, she’s always thinking of something special. Come back Wednesday for more recap from our January catalog projects!
Our theme this week has been egg-straordinary and today there are two more stamps that are great egg-samples of different eggs we have in our basket.
This amazing imperial-style egg is certainly good enough for a Russian Czar and once colored will be an exquisite card or framed piece for Easter. Use some creativity and you can use it for more than a holiday project.
Take a look at this impressive resin charm made by Asia King where she used her creative eye to make this stamp the focus of a smaller canvas.
The “in” egg of papercrafts and artful meditation is to doodle or color in repeating patterns and we’ve got an eggs-ellent Easter stamp to get you started.
Here’s a fresh card made with PenPattern Eggs from design team member Janelle. She was clearly on a roll, coloring them so nicely.
Ready for more projects from some eggsperts in our theme week?
Do you decorate with colored vinegar water ? Use glue and glitter? Or maybe favor the HappyHoppers way of decorated eggs for Easter? We believe these must be the cutest way to enjoy decorated eggs.
Jennifer Dove paints outside the lines using ribbon on this fun card with Itty Bit applying the details to Hop It’s Easter Bunny costume.
Hop-It, Bumble, and Itty Bit are getting accustomed to their wobbly costumes and are prepared to parade across the next project that comes along for Easter.
When all the decorating is done one can get a wee bit tired. Depending on how big the egg is and how small the artist it could leave you so tired your asleep before you know it like Monica here has taken to the top of her creation.
Jennie Lin Black’s talent with color is remarkable on this shaped card.
Take a look at these designer’s posting their wonderful Egg-themed projects.
It’s looking a lot like Easter around our blog this week. We are paging through our October 2014 and January 2015 catalogs on a hunt for Easter themed products. Today, we have three themed stamps that tilt the cute meter to oh-and-ah level.
If you are looking for a sweet treat this season, here’s our zero calorie cupcake! We love bunnies for Easter and this one is oh-so-cute!
The cute factor rises with Just Hatched and it’s sweet wobbly first step into spring.
These two stamps were used on a delightful painted wood box by artist consultant and decorative painter, Debbie Cole. She’s makes the most amazing projects with our stamps, we love the results!
This project has all the supplies and instructions available on our website, click on the link below each picture to find out more.
If it’s a table set for Easter there should be an Egg Cup involved in the place setting. We’re certain that ours will not only fit right in, but we’ve got a quick and great idea to go with it!
This sweet little project by Janelle are hand cut around the image with a 3/8″ strip of paper left on each side of the base to form a real egg holder for table decor. A great little project that can be done ahead and names added onto the egg or save the coloring for your children or grandchildren with a few crayons sitting nearby. What a fun Easter tradition to start with your family.
Oh, we’re so egg-cited to send you on a hunt for more Easter projects and we just happen to have a a great list of designer blogs for you to visit today. Enjoy!
Hello Stampers! Sorry to be absent for a bit, we’ve been tweaking our new website getting ready for the grand reveal. It just took a bit more tweaking than anticipated. Thanks so much for your patience as we’ve worked out the kinks. We’ll make a separate post for that before the end of the week!
Last week we didn’t get to post much, but our Design Team sure did. They were working with the best of Stampendous’ Inspirational offerings sending Easter thoughts out to all of you for our new month! Don’t you love the gorgeous samples by DT Member Wendy Price above? Such rich, luscious color. She’s fantastic! Hopefully you’ll enjoy the creative and gorgeous samples they all made! Hop around, leave them some love in the form of supportive comments! We’ll be back with more excitement tomorrow!
We are so blessed and grateful to be carrying the House-Mouse Designs® characters here at Stampendous. We opened our collection last Fall with the delightful mice for Halloween, Fall and Christmas. Then in our October Catalog we added the darling HappyHoppers® bunnies to the team, and these sweet rabbits have stolen our hearts! We added more of them to our line in the January Catalog, and this week our team is showing you their favorite creations with these wonderful creatures from the pen of Ellen Jareckie! So many of them are perfect for Mother’s Day, or Baby, or Father’s Day. We’re just so excited to have these options. In this stamp Hop-It reads a story to Bumble and Itty Bit! So sweet.
Let’s see what our designers have posted for the beginning of this week:
Continuing our terrific partnership with Faber-Castell this week, we’d love to feature some great images colored with their Gelatos product. These products work like watercolors when scribbled on to a palette and applied with a waterbrush. They can also be applied directly to your scrapbook background and then spritzed with water from a spray bottle or brushed with a wet brush to create washes or drips of color. So versatile and so easy to use!
From Mixed Media to cute, you can use your Gelatos to color anything. Here in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons watercolored our Feather Bonnet Baby then added some strokes of colored pencil over the top for texture. Gelatos make it easy to create this type of look.
Check out what the Faber-Castell team and our other Design Team members have been up to today! Be sure to leave comments for your chance to win some great products!
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:
Not only are we exploring the newest products from Stampendous this week, we’re actually getting out into the community and demonstrating with them! Keep your eyes open for terrific demonstrations and events in your area. Here are some that are coming up!
On Saturday, Feb 1 from 10 – noon and then from 12:30 to 2:00 pm you’ll have a wonderful opportunity to see our very own Fran Seiford demonstrate her terrific new innovation – Stack Art. This demo will be at Stamp Your Heart Out in Claremont, CA. You won’t want to miss this great demo, Fran just keeps expanding the possibilities of Stack Art every time she gets to play with it!
Then, February 24 from 9am – 4pm don’t miss the opportunity to attend Vegas Paint for the Creative Painting Conference and show! Our very own Debbie Cole will be teaching this amazing project (designed by Tammie Wilson) and will be showing folks how easy and quick Decorative Painting can be when you use stamps instead of tracing your design. You can register for this amazing class at the link above!
There are probably lots of other terrific classes happening around the country with Stampendous’ new goodies! If your store or venue is hosting one, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get it on the calendar!