Football Winner!

So, there was this…

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And we had a WINNER!

Becca Yahrling

email us at submissions@stampendous.com, Becca, and give us your U.S. mailing address and let us know if you’d prefer a wood mounted stamp or a Cling Rubber stamp. The choice is yours! Congratulations!! Hopefully this great stamp will help you plan for the big game!

You can see the cling rubber version, and lots of samples by clicking the picture below! Yay, Becca!!

HMR95 House-Mouse Designs® Game Day
HMR95 House-Mouse Designs® Game Day

AND BY THE WAY…

We haven’t heard from our August 28 winner of our Andy Skinner Birds and Bones set –

Beckie Williams

Beckie, email us at submissions@stampendous.com and give us your U.S. Mailing address so we can get your prize right out to you.

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Ready, Set… FOOTBALL!

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It’s here, it’s Here, it’s time to Cheer!
It’s American football season, and our little mousey friends are ready to watch their heroes sail to victory! With popcorn and soda (with triple caffeine!) they’re all ready to root on their favorite team!! (pssst… they haven’t told us which team that is, so you can color it to reflect your own favorites!)

Why not start those Game Day invitations now?! We’ve got the perfect stamp! And coloring is the ideal activity while watching the big game. This adorable stamp is available in Wood Mounted and Cling Rubber.

HMR95 House-Mouse Designs® Game Day
HMR95 House-Mouse Designs® Game Day

 

And look at the sweet card that Kristine Reynolds made! You can click on it for supplies and directions:

Game Day by Kristine Reynolds
Game Day by Kristine Reynolds

 

Our in-house designer, Debi Hammons created a great card with this stamp for our Store Display Board Program! Check it out! (It’s probably also hanging in your local store if you want to see it in person!)

Game Day by Debi Hammons (Image colored by Janelle Stollfus)
Game Day by Debi Hammons (Image colored by Janelle Stollfus)

And the talented Janelle Stollfus has another option to share today, go check it out and give her a Sis-boom-bah!

Janelle Stollfus

 

Want to win a Game Day stamp?

Tell us who you root for, college or pro…
football or no…
You need to get mail in the USofA,
We’ll give one lucky winner a stamp of Game Day!

(you could say something sweet about the cards, too! 🙂 )

We’ll be back on Wednesday with more Decor Cling Rubber Stamps and a winner!

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Can’t See the Stamps for the Trees!

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We have a veritable forest of tree images here at Stampendous! They are among our most popular choices. Trees make great cards for men and guys, always a challenge, and they just lend themselves to any occasion or greeting! We looked at Christmas Trees on MONDAY and Halloween and Fall options on WEDNESDAY. Today we’re going to take a gander at some of our “everyday” trees for those cards you need all year.

Our wonderful Design Team is back today with trees, trees, trees! Enjoy!

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Lea Fritts

 

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Birthday Bonanza!! and Winners!

Birthday Bonanza Weekly Theme

Welcome to a new week on the Stampendous Blog! You know, one of our biggest categories for stamps is BIRTHDAY!  We have more than 60 images to help you make birthdays great for your friends and family, and most of them are available in either wood mounted or cling rubber stamps. And we added some really cute images to this collection in our April Catalog.

This week our team is celebrating birthdays by sharing some of their favorite birthday creations! We think you’ll be super excited to pick up some of these great images, especially with our Free Shipping offer that’s good through August. You know, the one where your shipping is free if you order $50 or more at www.stampendous.com with Promo Code BLG717! You’ll want to pick up lots of birthday options for all your card recipients.

You could even win a “birthday” present of your own! Leave us a comment or two or three this week and tell us about your most memorable birthday(s)! We’ll give one lucky winner a $20 Stampendous Reward card to spend on our website! U.S. winners only, Official Rules live Here.

Here are some of the really sweet new images perfect for celebrating those special days:

You can find all of these projects and dozens more on our website – just search “birthday”.

Our Design Team will be sharing their creations with us this week as well. Hop on over to their blogs, and leave them some love!! They always love it when you visit.

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

 

And Congratulations to last week’s winners!! We laughed and laughed all week at your antics trying to chase/pet/photograph peacocks or save your pets from them. What amazing stories you all have!! Thank goodness for Random.org that let us choose random winners from our U.S. entries. Congratulations to:

Viki Banaszak

who commented on all the posts but was chosen from Jamie Martin’s Wednesday Post.

Viki wins the Poised Peacock Stamps and Dies

 

and

 

suzschultz23

who commented on our Monday post

suz wins the Paisley Patterns Stamps and Dies

Super thanks to all of you for sharing your stories! And an extra thanks to those who let us know where they lived! It always helps when we can identify you quickly. Winners, email me at submissions@stampendous.com and send me your mailing address. We’ll get your prizes right out to you!

 

 

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Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Winners!

Wow! Wasn’t last week a spectacular inspiration of mixed media projects! Thank you to all the terrific from both design teams who really brought out their best ideas! And thank you for all the kind and thoughtful comments left on our blog posts.  If you missed it take some time to hop through for project ideas, tips, and techniques to use on your own projects!

If you missed the hop or want to refresh your inspiration list for project ideas, tips, and techniques here are the Stampendous links to the week of hop; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. You can also stop by our Stampendous and DecoArt Pinterest board for inspiration beyond just our hop last week. We add new projects all the time so subscribe to our boards and never miss out!

Now for the exciting announcement of our winners who will each receive a prize package that includes:

Stampendous:

  • ASCRS07 Cling Handle with Care
  • ASCRS08 Cling Skuldoggery
  • ASCRS09 Cling Unexplained
DecoArt:

  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • Cobalt Teal Hue
  • Primary Magenta
  • Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
  • Paynes Gray
  • Carbon Black
  • Titanium White
  • Prussian Blue Hue
  • Phthalo Blue
 

  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Diarylide Yellow
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Green Gold
  • Primary Yellow Media Mister
  • Titanium White Antiquing Cream
  • Patina Antiquing Cream
  • 8oz Bottle Lamp Black Americana Acrylic Paint

Our winners are picked using Random.org from all the participating blog hop posts from both company blogs and their teams. Here are the winners!

Stampendous Wednesday Post – Jackie P Neal

Mark Gould’s Friday Post – Amy Martin

Louise Healy’s Thursday Post – JPScraps

Congratulations! Winners, please email your mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com.

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Finale

Our final day of the hop has arrived and we at Stampendous want to thank DecoArt and their SUPER talented design team for a great hop, great inspiration and a huge thank you to all who stopped by to leave a thoughtful comment.

 

Prizes!!! Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more!  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details. Commenting will stay open through the weekend and close at midnight Pacific time on Sunday, March 19th.

Ready for today’s inspiration? Here are the designer’s participating today –

 

Friday

Pam Bray
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Lea Fritts
Alison Heikkila
Katy Leitch
Mark Gould
DecoArt Blog

Here are links to our earlier posts this week in case you missed seeing all the fantastic projects!

Thursday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy
Lea Fritts
Katy Leitch
Kitty Miller
DecoArt Blog

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy
Mark Gould
DecoArt Blog

Tuesday

Stampendous Blog
Tracy Easson
DecoArt Blog

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila
DecoArt Blog

Join Us!

Stampendous and DecoArt are teaming up to bring you a wonderful class opportunity, open to the public!

The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) show has joined the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI)(formerly CHA) in presenting a fantastic Spring crafting opportunity. If you’re in or near Daytona Beach, Florida, don’t miss this wonderful chance to paint along with the amazing Chris Haughey and our own Tammie Wilson. This class will be fantastic.

You can register for this class by CLICKING HERE!

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Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to day 4 of our hop! Enjoy the designer’s projects today, and before you go, here is a quick gallery of tags Andy Skinner created for the product packaging of his new stamps using his painting techniques with DecoArt Media paints.

Prizes!!!!! Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more! All the products are sneak peeked in the banner at the top of this post, but a full list is available on Monday’s post.  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.

Here is the list of designers participating in today’s hop plus a link to Kitty Miller’s personal blog post about her Shakespeare Art Blocks. Stop by and give her a little bit of comment love!

Thursday

Louise Healy
Lea Fritts
Katy Leitch
Kitty Miller
DecoArt Blog

Here are links to our earlier posts this week in case you missed seeing all the fantastic projects!

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy
Mark Gould
DecoArt Blog

Tuesday

Stampendous Blog
Tracy Easson
DecoArt Blog

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila
DecoArt Blog

 

Join Us!

Stampendous and DecoArt are teaming up to bring you a wonderful class opportunity, open to the public!

The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) show has joined the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI)(formerly CHA) in presenting a fantastic Spring crafting opportunity. If you’re in or near Daytona Beach, Florida, don’t miss this wonderful chance to paint along with the amazing Chris Haughey and our own Tammie Wilson. This class will be fantastic.

You can register for this class by CLICKING HERE!

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Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 3

Our blog hop is already on day 3, and with so many amazing projects from earlier this week, we can’t wait to get started and see what today brings us!

If you are new to combining paints with your stamps, you’ll enjoy watching Andy Skinner here in this video from our booth at Winter CHA in 2016. You can also see more of Andy using the Media line of products on DecoArt’s Education website.

Prizes!!!!! Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more! All the products are sneak peeked in the banner at the top of this post, but a full list is available on Monday’s post.  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.

And here are the designers participating in today’s hop –

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy
Mark Gould
DecoArt Blog

 

If you are just joining us, we have the rest of the hop links handy from earlier this week to catch up on all the fabulous inspiration!

Tuesday

Stampendous Blog
Tracy Easson
DecoArt Blog

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila

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Stampendous and DecoArt are teaming up to bring you a wonderful class opportunity, open to the public!

The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) show has joined the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI)(formerly CHA) in presenting a fantastic Spring crafting opportunity. If you’re in or near Daytona Beach, Florida, don’t miss this wonderful chance to paint along with the amazing Chris Haughey and our own Tammie Wilson. This class will be fantastic.

You can register for this class by CLICKING HERE!

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Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome back, everyone! We have a special post today for our hop coming from DecoArt design team member Kitty Miller. She has an incredible Shakespeare-themed project to share with us for her guest post! Welcome, Kitty!

I was so excited when I received my Stampendous Stamps by Andy Skinner. I immediately thought of Shakespeare and the set props and costumes and decided to make a set of themed blocks to showcase some of my favorite quotes and to celebrate literature.

Shakespeare Block 1
First I painted all of the blocks with a thin coat of DecoArt Matte Medium and let that dry. While that was drying, I ripped up a bunch of papers that I liked from books, song hymnals, scrapbook paper and letters. I rip the pieces towards me so that I do not get that white edge on any of the papers that I am collaging down as that will draw paint into it and attract the eye.
Once I get all of the blocks covered in torn papers, I collage down the images I am using and then coat the blocks with two coats of matte medium letting them dry in between coats. After the blocks are all covered with the matte medium and dry, I like to paint the backgrounds with a thin watered down coat of the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in a variety of colors, drying between colors, so the colors don’t mix and make mud. I also like to take some Paynes Grey and shade around the collaged items with a flat brush and the watered down paint.
Next, I stamped a bunch of the images onto the blocks that coordinated with the images and the quotes that I was using.
Once all of the images are collaged down the stamps need to be painted. I use small detail brushes and the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics to paint over all of the images, to bring them to life and make them my own. Paint all eyes, hair, feathers, etc.
I wanted some texture and interest on the top of the blocks too. So for this one I spread DecoArt Modeling Paste and spread a thin layer on top of the block with a palette knife, once the modeling paste was almost dry I sprayed the Andy Skinner Rubber Stamp with water and pressed it into the modeling paste to make an impression and then dried with the craft dryer. I the painted it with thin coats of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Raw Umber, Paynes Grey, and Burnt Umber. I let that dry and then I super glued on a knob.
For this block, I painted the Andy Skinner Stamp with The DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Paynes Grey, White, and Burnt Umber. Them I sprayed a bit of DecoArt Media Misters in Red.

Take the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint in Carbon Black on your finger and rub it around all of the edges.

 

Shakespeare Block 2
For the side of block two I used DecoArt Liquid Glass over the bottles to give them dimension. I spread DecoArt Crackle Paste mixed with just a couple of drops of the DecoArt Media Fluid acrylic in Burnt Umber. Once that was dry I brushed DecoArt Media fluid acrylics watered down a tiny bit in Gold and Burnt Umber letting it dry between coats. I also rubbed the edges with some of the DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Cosmic Blue and then also did the edges with Carbon Black DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic with my finger.
For this side, I just glued down my character and did the sides with the Metallic Lustre and the Carbon Black paint mentioned for the previous side. I didn’t do much else as I did not want to cover the bugs.
 For this side, I glued down my fashion model image and painted the face, and hair and added some antlers. Then I made a mask out of deli paper to protect her and put the DecoArt doily stencil down and applied Indigo Blu FlitterGlu with a sponge through the stencil and applied gold leaf to it. I also rubbed the edges with DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Paint in Carbon Black and DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Cosmic Blue with my fingers.
For this side of the block, I painted the birds with a small detail brush and DecoArt Fluid Acrylics. I also rubbed more of the Metallic Lustre in Cosmic Blue on it, sprayed a tiny bit of the DecoArt Media Mister in Red and rubbed the sides with my finger and the Carbon Black DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic.
For the top of block two, I applied the DecoArt Crackle Paste mixed with a tiny bit of the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Phthalo Turquoise. One DryI rubbed it with DecoArtFluid Acrylics in Phthalo Turquoise, Burnt Umber and Ultramarine Blue letting dry between colors and wiping off excess. Once dry I applied gold and copper leaf and then glued on a knob.

 

Shakespeare Block 3
  For block 3 first side I used a medallion for a cupboard from the hardware store and dry brushed it with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Prussian Blue, Cobalt Turquoise, and Paynes Grey till I got a color I like.

I covered the side of the block with DecoArt Texture Paste mixed with a little bit of the burnt umber in the Media Fluid acrylic. once that is dry I brushed on the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Cobalt Turquoise, Phthalo Turquoise and Burnt Umber letting dry between colors and wiping off excess with a baby wipe. Then glue the medallion to the block with glue I used E6000. Glue little fake half pearls where the nail holes are and paint in Paynes reGy and Cobalt turquoise until they look like aged nail heads.

For the top of this block I applied DecoArt Crackle Paste mixed with a bit of Paynes Grey, when it was dry I rubbed on Burnt Umber and Phthalo Turquoise DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics letting dry between coats and rubbing off the excess.
 For the rest of the sides, I just collaged the images down and shaded around them with Paynes Grey. I painted my Day of the Dead fashion model.

 

Shakespeare Block 4
 For block 4 I used the same techniques, I shaded around the collaged images, painted all of the collaged images
used DecoArt Crackle Paste and then rubbed paint over them removing the excess when dry with diaper wipes I used several of the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in the Magenta and Red hues. I rubbed the Carbon Black on with my finger and then stamped words from the Andy Skinner stamp collection.

 

Shakespeare Block 5
For block 5 the top was done exactly like block 4. The collaged images were all painted with the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, and the corners were done with the Crackle Paste and stained with the Media Fluid Acrylics drying and wiping off excess with baby wipes as mentioned above.

 

Shakespeare Block 6
For block 6 I really just collaged down the images, Stamped on the words in the Andy Skinner Stampendous stamps and painted the background around the collaged owl. I rubbed all of the corners with the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Black.

Once all the blocks were dry, I sprayed them with DecoArt Glossy Spray Finish.

These blocks were so fun to make. I hope you make a set you can enjoy too.

Thank you, Kitty! These blocks are amazing and showcase Andy’s stamps with the DecoArt Media products that just happen to be a part of our prizes for the hop!

Prizes!!!!! Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more! All the products are sneak peeked in the banner at the top of this post, but a full list is available on Monday’s post.  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.

Here are the designer’s participating in today’s hop –

Tuesday

Tracy Easson
DecoArt Blog

Did you miss Monday’s post?

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila
DecoArt Blog

 

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Join Us!

Stampendous and DecoArt are teaming up to bring you a wonderful class opportunity, open to the public!

The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) show has joined the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI)(formerly CHA) in presenting a fantastic Spring crafting opportunity. If you’re in or near Daytona Beach, Florida, don’t miss this wonderful chance to paint along with the amazing Chris Haughey and our own Tammie Wilson. This class will be fantastic.

You can register for this class by CLICKING HERE!

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Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop!

We are super excited about this week and the collaboration we have together with DecoArt and their fabulous design team. We have an incredible line-up of projects from both teams, and they are going to knock your socks off!

Our hop showcases the new Andy Skinner’s Stamp Set that released in January and the incredible line of DecoArt Media™ Fluid Acrylic Paints, plus more!

Prizes??? Yes, with all the great products that are being used you’ll surely want to try them out on your own!!!!! Comment to win on participating blog hop posts for a chance of one of three HUGE prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more!  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.

Want to see all that’s in each prize package? Take a look below:

Stampendous:

  • ASCRS07 Cling Handle with Care
  • ASCRS08 Cling Skuldoggery
  • ASCRS09 Cling Unexplained
DecoArt:

  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • Cobalt Teal Hue
  • Primary Magenta
  • Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
  • Paynes Gray
  • Carbon Black
  • Titanium White
  • Prussian Blue Hue
  • Phthalo Blue
 

  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Diarylide Yellow
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Green Gold
  • Primary Yellow Media Mister
  • Titanium White Antiquing Cream
  • Patina Antiquing Cream
  • 8oz Bottle Lamp Black Americana Acrylic Paint

Here are the designers participating in today’s hop –

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila
DecoArt Blog