Easter Eggsamples

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.

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Fabulous Egg Rubber Stamp

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.

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Fabulous Egg Charm by Asia King

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.

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PenPattern Eggs Rubber Stamp

Here’s a fresh card made with PenPattern Eggs from design team member Janelle. She was clearly on a roll, coloring them so nicely.

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PenPattern Eggs by Janelle Stollfus

Ready for more projects from some eggsperts in our theme week?

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Amy Hurley-Purdie (2nd project)

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

 

Decorated Eggs

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.

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Easter Bunny Rubber Stamp

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.

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Easter Bunny by Jennifer Dove

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.

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Easter Hares Rubber Stamp

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.

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Easter Egg Nap Rubber Stamp

Jennie Lin Black’s talent with color is remarkable on this shaped card.

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Easter Egg Nap by Jennie Lin Black

Take a look at these designer’s posting their wonderful Egg-themed projects.

Jennifer Dove

Pam Hornschu

 

Easter Eggs, Bunny Cakes and Decorate the Table

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!

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Easter Cupcake Rubber Stamp

The cute factor rises with Just Hatched and it’s sweet wobbly first step into spring.

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Just Hatched Rubber Stamp

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!

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Easter Cupcake Box by Debbie Cole

This project has all the supplies and instructions available on our website, click on the link below each picture to find out more.

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Just Hatched Box by Debbie Cole

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!

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Egg Cup Rubber Stamp

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.

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Egg Cup Decor by Janelle Stollfus

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!

Jennifer Dove

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Lea Kimmel

Jamie Martin

Get Inspired

Winged Cross Canvas by Wendy Price (R189)
Winged Cross Canvas by Wendy Price (R189)
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Baroque Cross Card by Wendy Price (R190)

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!

Tenia Nelson

Jamie Martin (Tuesday)

Rhea Weigand (Wednesday)

Rhea Weigand (Thursday)

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday)

Jamie Martin (Thursday)

Janelle Stollfus (Thursday)

Lea Kimmel (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds (Friday)

HappyHoppers® are on the Loose!

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.

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HHP02 Reading Rabbits

Let’s see what our designers have posted for the beginning of this week:

Janelle Stollfus

Rhea Weigand

Kristine Reynolds

 

Coloring Stampendous with Faber-Castell

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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!

Here scrapbook artist Adrienne Ford uses our new Glance stamp along with our Rattan Weave Background stamp and the terrific Mixed Media Grunge Cling Set designed by Nathalie Kalbach for Stampendous.

Portrait of a Lady by Adrienne Ford
Portrait of a Lady by Adrienne Ford

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.

Plume Bonnet Baby by Debi Hammons
Feather Bonnet Baby by Debi Hammons

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!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

We’re Itching to Tie with May Arts Ribbon!

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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:

Piano Playing Bear by Kristine Reynolds
House-Mouse Designs® Gruffies® Piano Player by Kristine Reynolds. Featuring Denim Ribbon by May Arts
House-Mouse Designs® HappyHoppers® Knit Chick Purl 2 by Suzanne Czosek Featuring Pink Silk ribbon by May Arts
House-Mouse Designs® HappyHoppers® Knit Chick Purl 2 by Suzanne Czosek
Featuring Pink Silk ribbon by May Arts
House-Mouse Designs® HappyHoppers Puddle Fun by Jamie Martin. Featuring Horizontal Stripe Ribbon by May Arts
House-Mouse Designs® HappyHoppers Puddle Fun by Jamie Martin.
Featuring Horizontal Stripe Ribbon by May Arts
Bowl Bouquet by Krissy Fossmeyer  Featuring Yellow Silk Ribbon by May Arts
Bowl Bouquet by Krissy Fossmeyer
Featuring Yellow Silk Ribbon by May Arts
Puddle Fun Tag by Stephanie Lee with Striped Ribbon by May Arts
Puddle Fun Tag by Stephanie Lee with Striped Ribbon and Bakers Twine by May Arts

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:

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Suzanne Czosek

Kristine Reynolds

Tons of Stampendous Fun! In Person!!

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!

Friday, January 31 – Our own Monika Thomas will be doing a FREE Make ‘n’ Take at Treasured Memories from 10 am – 2 pm. Folks will get to make this darling card featuring one of our newest stamp images from House-Mouse Designs®

Make this terrific card with Monika Thomas at Treasured Memories on Fri. Jan 31 from 10 - 2
Make this terrific card with Monika Thomas at Treasured Memories on Fri. Jan 31 from 10 – 2

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!

Fran Seiford demonstrates still MORE possibilites for Stack Art at Stamp Your Heart Out in Claremont, CA
Fran Seiford demonstrates still MORE possibilites for Stack Art at Stamp Your Heart Out in Claremont, CA

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!

Creative Painting Class by Debbie Cole, Mon, Feb 24 from 9 - 4
Creative Painting Class by Debbie Cole, Mon, Feb 24 from 9 – 4

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 submissions@stampendous.com so we can get it on the calendar!

Easy Scrapbooking with Project Life and Stampendous Stamps!

Our Design Team has been having fun all week with Becky Higgins, LLC Project Life page protectors. The good folks over there were nice enough to send us some so that we could show you how Stampendous Stamps can really enhance this easy scrapbooking method that’s absolutely on fire right now.

Our newest team member is celebrating Spring planting in Oklahoma with her darling page! Be sure to check out (and welcome to the team!):

Jamie Martin

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Also check out a terrific wedding layout from our very own

Lea Kimmel

She used some of our newest Perfectly Clear Stamps to be featured in Michaels Stores on her layout.

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And our Design Team Member

Kristine Reynolds

is back today with an adorable page celebrating some really cool chicks in her life! You’ve gotta see this page, it’s toooo cute!

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Tomorrow, everyone will be back with more of Project Life together with Stampendous! We’re hoping some of you are getting excited about stamping the Project that is your Life! We’ll have some really cool prize packages with some of our best scrapbooking products and LOTS of Project Life page protectors to get you going. And we’ll keep going as well…who knows what we might scrap in the future…we’ve gotta admit, it’s pretty addicting!

Mixed Media – NEW Stamps – Tobi Crawford

OK!! Here is something you are going to LOVE – along with a sneak peek at one of our NEWEST Jumbo Flowers, a mixed media canvas treat from the talented BlogStar Tobi Crawford !

Hello Stampendous! fans! It’s Tobi Crawford here with a mixed media project using some new stamps available at your favourite retailer very soon!!

  1. I covered the 8.5×11 canvas with vintage dictionary paper and added some yellow orange paint on top. The blue paint splatters were done with a metallic paint by Lumiere (and the splatters are actually a stencil. Random but not!). Once the paint dried I stamped the images (Jumbo Calla Lilly) with Black Archival Ink.

2.   Paint in the image with watered-down acrylic paints. FYI, I watered down the paints so I could still see the stamped lines.

3.   Once the paint has dried, draw over the stamped lines with a black pen.

4.   Cover the images with the masks. (Templates are included FREE with the newest Jumbo Cling stamps!)

5.   Using a sponge dauber, go around the outside of the mask. This will add a shadow to the images.

Done! Doesn’t that look great with the shading??

My mind is reeling with ideas with the other jumbo stamps and I’ve got some fresh canvases ready and waiting! Thanks for joining me today!
[Just a quick Stampendous Note: You could also use the outside of the template and paint your flowers first. then stamp your flowers over the dry paint, and then mask them with the inside template before applying the background. This would save you having to trace the lines]