Elements of Excitement – and A Winner!

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The time for Holiday stamping is here! And this year, why not add some Elements of Excitement to your Christmas and holiday creations? Our July Catalog featured a really nice, two-page spread showcasing the Embossing Powders and Glitters that are just so perfect for seasonal glimmer and warmth.

You can see the whole catalog here – JULY 2017 Stampendous Catalog  or for a look at our Elements suggestions, we’ve made a quick PDF you can download here: Elements of Excitement

These sparkly and super dynamic elements are perfect for Fran’s Encrusted Adhesive Technique and Glitzy Adhesive Technique. Both of these techniques allow you to make dynamic cards with a ton of bling and excitement! A perfect example is this great card by Design Team Member Kristine Reynolds. You can click on it to see the project instructions and supplies.

Pinecone Decoration by Kristine Reynolds

This great card also features one of our brand new elements, Twinkle Glitter! This super cool glitter is ultra shiny and full of random shapes, so the light just bounces off of it in every direction. So lush and fantastic!

And it comes in a really big jar! Bet you’d like to win some… !!! We’ll send three winners their own jar of new Twinkle Glitter. U.S. addresses only, OFFICIAL RULES LIVE HERE. Just leave us a comment below on any post this week and tell us your favorite thing about holiday stamping!

Our design team is sharing their Elements of Excitement this week! Here’s a start from two of our talented designers:

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

 

And we have a Winner!

In our Lighthouse Day giveaway, we’d like to congratulate

Kayla F.

oooh, and we’d really love to read her story about a haunted lighthouse! But meanwhile, Kayla, email us your mailing info and we’ll get your stamp right out to you. Drop us a line at submissions@stampendous.com

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Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop

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We’re hopping once again with the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop. We’re so excited to share Stampendous with this fun-loving group of bloggers and fans. Coffee makes every day a little bit easier, (dare we say “perky”?) and several of us at Stampendous never start a day without it!

We have a number of great coffee or tea themed images, and we thought we’d share them with you today. Then we’ll move on to some inspiration from the Design Team.

The theme for this hop is Summer, and we hope you’ll hop over there (just click on the picture) and hop along with everyone. There are prizes! Lots of prizes! All is explained at the MAIN HOP POST.

For your Summer Stamping Savings, we’ve got Free Shipping on all website orders over $50 through August 31! Use Promo Code BLG717.

Our original Stampendous images by Fran Seiford contain some great coffee images. Fran herself loves spritzing ACTUAL coffee on her cards for a vintage, aged look. Take a look at the stamps in our coffee category HERE.

 

Of course, what would a good cup of coffee be without cake? Well, it would still be a good cup of coffee, but cake is nice, too!

 

Our licensed House-Mouse Designs® friends have a healthy addiction to caffeine as well. Here are some of the cutest critters you’ve ever seen, enjoying their morning cuppa.

Our Dreamweaver Stencils line also has some great metal stencils and dies for your coffee creations. Have a look:

We’ve even got a Tea Cup from our wonderful Laurel Burch collection of licensed images:

And finally our team has created some really fun cards using our coffee images. Check out this adorable sample.

House-Mouse Coffee Crazy by Kristine Reynolds

 

 

 

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Gone to the Dogs (and Cats!)-Wednesday

 

This week we’re taking a look at all our wonderful Dog and Cat stamps. And we are LOVING hearing about your pets! Thanks so much for sharing their antics with us. Many of our favorites are among our terrific Laurel Burch images.

But Stampendous has some pretty awesome dogs and cats from our talented Fran Seiford, as well. Here’s a glance at the terrific options we have for stamping your pets every day.  You can find them all HERE.

These stamps are so incredibly versatile, because you can color them to look exactly like your own pet! Check out these samples that show different ways of coloring the same stamps!

 

Remember that we’re giving away one of our new Laurel Burch Dog Park Stamp Sets and coordinating Die Set to one lucky commenter this week. Check out the details on Monday’s post, and the Official Rules for all our contests.

Let’s go see what has our Design Team “Going to the Dogs (and Cats)” today!

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

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A Year of Favorites from 2016

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Happy New Year! We are back in the office and ready to celebrate 2017 with exciting new products and innovation at Creativation 2017!

We also want to take a short walk through the posts of 2016 and share our most favorite events and products we had the fortune to blog. It was a tough process only to pick just a few posts when we had SO many exciting events like our collaborations with new companies and new product lines, but these posts show a glimpse at the fantastic year we had in 2016!

Faces of Stampendous

Faces in papercrafting and journaling are a steady trend, and we added more pleasant ones for stamping them up in style. This is just one of many samples with Beautiful Braid and Feminine Face.

Embossing Poppy Puddles in Melt Media

In March we shared a full week of creative embossing techniques with a glimpse at Fran Seiford’s book “Embossing Techniques From A to Z.” Here’s an example from our posts that week using the fabulous technique from Fran on melting embossing powders.

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Nathalie Kalbach Blog Hop

This was the year of remarkable foam stamps designed by Nathalie Kalbach for our January release and the designers from Nathalie’s Creative Squad joined our team for a week of mixed media fun! You can see from this peek at Marsha Valk’s project during the hop that it was full of vibrant projects!

Photo credit: Marsha Valk Blog

Mice Beachy Scenes

These mice were popping up throughout the year for each season of products, and the summer scenes were all incredibly fun for our design team to create cards. This favorite Sandpiper scene is by Lea Fritts and sums up our entry into the sweet summer months of the northern hemisphere.

Sandpiper Hello by Lea Fritts

 

There are Always Flowers

Flowers are always in bloom at Stampendous, and we pulled them together in June for a wonderful bouquet of projects. This is a beautifully painted canvas made by Debbie Cole with a combination of flower and butterfly stamps from our April catalog.

 

Pink Your Life

We were and still are thrilled to be working with Pink Your Life to make their line of stamps designed by Nicoletta Zanella. Each release just keeps getting more amazing! You are going to love the new ones coming out soon!

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Here’s A HOOT For Decorative Painting

Yes, we do give a HOOT for some amazing artists who gather at the Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter convention! It was incredibly fun to meet everyone and share the art of combining stamps with decorative painting! Another creation by Debbie Cole using Fox Friend stamp shows just how fun it can be to stamp and paint!

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Stack It Up For Fall and Winter

This little woodland creature is part of a creative Stampendous product we call Stack stamps. It’s the paper dolls of stamping, just mix and match heads, bodies, arms, legs and hats to create a bevy of woodland and snowy images. The Fall and Winter themes for these stamps were packed into these three sets; Woodsy Stack, Winter Stack, and Costume Stack.

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Starry Swirls

Fran was inspired to design a swirled background stamp after creating a night scene with the Cling Mermaid Stamp Set, so in our October release, we included sunflowers for a Van Gogh stamping theme.

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Bible Journal With Stampendous

Bible journaling took an updated look with two new stamp sets that will stay current no matter what chapter or verse you are studying. Take a peek at Bible Promises and Bible Journal on our website if you haven’t seen them yet, they really are great tools for creatives journaling in their Bibles.

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Inspirational Sentiments and More

We remembered the holiday season with our great selection of sentiment and background stamps that tell of the spirit and traditions of Christmas. This cheerful card by Kristine Reynolds is only one of many shared throughout the week from our design team.

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There were so much more favorites from our posts in 2016 from our mixed media products, company collaborations, and new introductions to team members and more products. It was an overwhelmingly blessed year, and we look forward to 2017 with the same excitement! Hang on, it’s going to be a fantastic year at Stampendous!

Creativation – The Craft Industry’s Biggest Show

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The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) presents its biggest show of the year January 19-23, 2017. Stampendous is excited to be participating in this event. We’d love to see you in Booth #1122. Not a member of CHA? Why not join? You’d be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to join craft industry manufacturers, retailers, designers, bloggers, and more in this terrific organization! Check out membership and registration here:  REGISTRATION

Stampendous will be releasing all our new surprises for 2017 at this fantastic event. We’ll have demonstrations, new products, and all sorts of fun in Booth #1122! Do Join Us!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Phoenix Convention Center. [And for our fans who can’t be there, don’t worry, we’ll share our fun on our Social Media Channels throughout the event]

What’s Creativation?

CHA is the heart of creativity and Creativation is the place to learn, connect and discover.

Why attend?

  • Learn what’s new, what’s trending and how you can drive your business forward to success through seminars and workshops at Creativation University.
  • Connect with new buyers, suppliers, designers, makers, bloggers, media and entrepreneurs from around the world and welcome our fabric, sewing, needle arts and edible arts participants as we expand in 2017.
  • Discover new products, inspiration, ideas and innovations, and research findings that will change your business as the 2016 Creative Products Size of the Industry Study findings are unveiled.

Here’s some fun from last year’s CHA MegaShow with Fran! She’s demonstrating techniques from her new book Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z.

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Anyone for Make and Takes?

Our friends at Scrapbooking Made Simple are holding free Make and Takes this Saturday, Oct 22 from 9am – 1pm!

Join them to make one of these awesome projects! They feature Stacey’s very own Simply Defined Dies and gorgeous Stampendous Embossing Enamels!

Scrapbooking Made Simple is located at:

18909 Soledad Canyon Rd #E

Santa Clarita, CA 91351

661-298-1112

They’re open Saturday from 9am – 6pm

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Starry Swirls

One of Fran’s favorite images from the new October 2016 Catalog is Starry Swirls. This stamp was inspired by VanGogh’s Starry Night painting.

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Fran wanted to achieve this beautiful nighttime look back in April when our Mermaid Friends Stamp Set debuted.

She created this project using colored pencils, and she realized how time consuming getting this look would be for stampers.

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So she sat down and drew Starry Swirls for us! This terrific stamp gives you this gorgeous background look and lends itself to so many wonderful techniques.

Here’s a video that Fran created showing lots of ideas using this great new image.

This stamp perfectly complements our wonderful Sunny Vase stamp set to create lots of gorgeous creations.

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Starry Night Urban Scribbles – Vicky Papaioannou

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We heard from Vicky Papaionnou, remember earlier this month we shared her Inspired by the Sea journal page, and she is journaling with Nathalie Kalbach’s Urban Scribble Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set this time. WOW, are we delighted she let us know. You can see more details over on the Simon Says Stamp blog, here as well as the video we’ve linked up below.

Urban Scribbles is more than just a stamp set, it is a mixed media stamp and stencil set. It includes a detail cling rubber stamp, and a two-sided foam stamp with a silhouette stamp side and a block cut style stamp on the other side, plus a fun stencil design. It’s a complete designing tool for your mixed media, canvas and papercrafting projects. Check Simon Says Stamp as well as other online stores and local stores for this terrific stamp and stencil set.

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Inspired By The Sea – Vicky Papaioannou

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Vicky Papaioannou at Clips n Cuts blog is an art journal and card maker extraordinaire  She lives in Greece, surrounded by the incredible Mediterranean Sea which inspired her latest journal page using some of our beach themed products!

She has a splendid video to watch with great detail for your inspiration into a porthole view journal page design. (plus we have to admit we’re in love with her gorgeous accent!)

Stop by her blog post today for more on this fabulous project.

Vicky used our Seashells stamps set, included template and die set, plus the Beach 5-Jar Embossing Kit for her project. We just love what she did with them.

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Beach Basics Wrap Up

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Winter Tree Canvas by Fran Seiford

It seems in just a few shakes of the jars from our Beach Embossing Powders Kit, it is already time to wrap up our inspiration week of Beach Basics projects with beautiful artwork by Fran Seiford.

Remember those great little chipboard pieces we posted at the beginning of the week? Fran gives them a mixed media style finish by adding them to canvas for impressive wall decor.

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Ocean Canvas by Fran Seiford

We sure enjoyed sharing all these terrific ways to use our embossing powder Kit by itself plus with our beach themed stamps and stencils. If you missed our earlier posts you can jump to them right here for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Our At the Beach Pinterest board has grown with all the projects shared this week, so feel free to stop by there for inspiration at a glance.

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Beach Horizon Canvas by Fran Seiford

There is one more round of beach fun projects from these designers posting today. Enjoy!

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts