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.




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


They’re open Saturday from 9am – 6pm











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.

starry swirls stamp

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.

Mermaid Friends and Starry Night

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.






Starry Night Urban Scribbles – Vicky Papaioannou


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.

NKCFS03 Urban Scribble Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set
NKCFS03 Urban Scribble Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set

Inspired By The Sea – Vicky Papaioannou


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.

CRS5090 Seashells Cling Rubber Stamp Set and DCS5090 Seashells Die Set
CRS5090 Seashells Cling Rubber Stamp Set and DCS5090 Seashells Die Set
Beach 5-Jar Embossing Kit


Beach Basics Wrap Up

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.

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.

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

Stencil Thursdays, Beach Embossing Two Ways

Sandcastle Canvas by Pam Hornschu

We hope you are enjoying the Beach Basics theme this week and ready to double the embossing inspiration with our Thursday stencil products.

Pam Hornschu has a fantastic Canvas Trio project that shows off the fun layering that happens between embossing pastes, stenciling and heat embossing. Each canvas has great texture, dimension and a splash of embellishments sure to inspire.

DWLL3033 Sand Castle Stencil
DWLL3033 Sand Castle Stencil

The technique for the beach and sea floor on these canvas pieces ties them together swimmingly.

Oi ‘Oi Fish Canvas by Pam Hornschu
Sea Turtle Canvas by Pam Hornschu

Here’s one more fantastic project, also designed by Pam Hornschu, combining both embossing techniques on a smooth glass bottle. The results are just stunning!


Seahorse Bottle by Pam Hornschu


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DWLM173 Seahorse, DWLM179 Turtle and DWLM373 Oi-‘Oi Fish

No need to wait for more inspiration, just stop by these designer’s projects today with a treasure of ideas.

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Easy Beach Texture with Powders

Beach Friends by Laura Drahozal

Make a splash on your projects with beach flair! Fran’s Beach Embossing Kit can create waves of fun for cards, scrapbook pages and 3-D projects! Laura Drahozal’s card above is one fantastic beach walk dream. Be on the lookout for project information on her blog later this week.

Beach Place Card by Janelle Stollfus

Think of the fun conversation piece these placecards will be at your next summer beach themed party! Janelle stamped and rolled her driftwood placecard right up to an embossed beach. Now that’s a clever project. Look on her blog this week for more project information.

EPBK16 Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z

Stumped for how to add embossing to your project? Fran Seiford thought about that and released a new book this year with tons of terrific techniques to help you plan your projects from the basics to beyond. It’s a must have reference for any crafter!

Here are the participating designer’s with a project today.

Janelle Stollfus

Back to Beach Basics

Beach Melt Media by Fran Seiford

We’re getting back to the beach this week with a few basic elements. A clear blue sky, waves of crested water with a sandy beach landing all set in place with just a little heat.

EK22 Beach 5-Jar Embossing Powder Kit

Fran masterfully melts her favorite embossing powders, now in a convenient 5-jar embossing powder kit, with a few household supplies and here she is showing how they work together for an amazing piece of art.

Here are more beach inspired projects today from our design team.

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

House-Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge Winners


Our first and fabulously fun Challenge Hop with the team at House-Mouse and Friends, PLUS our UK and Australia distributors designers is at an end with oodles of inspiration from our teams, but also from YOU! Thank you for participating and enjoying our hop and entering in the InLinkz gallery, too!

Here are the three winners of the Stampendous prize package!

#29 Janis, of Her Peaceful Garden
#26 Helen, of Helen’s Craft Haven
#13 Tami, of Team Gingerbread

The Lucky Winner of the House-Mouse Designs Prize is…

 #27, Herbsti’s, of Herbsti’s Stempel-Zone

Oooh, your gorgeous stenciling Mousey work totally blew us away!!!
Please email us at:, to claim your prize and include the words “HMFMC BLOG-HOP Winner” in the subject line.

There are more to see over on the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog, with the Top 3 Favs and did you know there was a hidden giveaway among the HMFMC designer posts? Head on over there to find out if it was you!