Elements of Excitement – and A Winner!

Pinecone Ornament by Kristine Reynolds

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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Homemade Gifts Are Best

The holiday season is approaching, and it’s time to give some thought to gifts you might make for friends and loved ones. Of course nothing says, “I love you” like a handmade gift.

With stamps and stencils, you have soooo many options. And our new Decor Cling Rubber Stamps make a super easy way to transfer a pattern to a home decor piece. They are big, at 8″ X 8″ they can help you get a job done quickly, or even work on a very small card or tag, or stamp a few at one time.

Here’s a look at the Decor Snowflakes stamp. There are four other designs available.

Snowflake Decor Cling Rubber Sneak Peek

Our Dreamweaver and Fran’s Metal Stencils are also a phenomenal way to create homemade gifts from the heart.  Like this gorgeous canvas from Mixed Media Artist Mark Gould.

A few great designers are sharing some fun ideas to get you started:

Louise Healy

Bunny Hoyle

What types of things do you make for Christmas? We’d love to see you share some with us! You can show us your creations in several places:

Facebook Stampendous Group – lots of sharing between our fans – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampendous/

Our Photo Group on Flickr – these have to be moderated so patience is needed 🙂 – https://www.flickr.com/groups/stampendous/

Or tag us anywhere else you share, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter… we’ll like and share your post! @Stampendous or #Stampendous

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Happy Holidays! Sneak Peek goes Live!

Polar bear sneak July 2017

Our July 2017 Product is now live on our website HERE. Grab a cheese danish and some coffee and spend a morning, or weekend, with us! Our new Christmas, Inspirational, Winter, and Halloween/Fall images will make you smile.

You’ll love the new Pink Your Life Whisper Friends getting ready for Christmas, the inspiring and gorgeous Laurel Burch holiday stamps, our mousey friends from House-Mouse Designs as they celebrate the holidays, and a wonderful new set to fill you with Halloween Glee from mixed media artist Andy Skinner. Plus, of course, there’s tons of new products from our own Fran Seiford, including several sets of cling rubber stamps that include matching dies!

We’ll be highlighting all these wonderful products between now and Christmas, but here’s another quick sneak peek, our new Laurel Burch Heavenly Holiday Cling Stamps and Dies Set.

Laurel Burch Heavenly Holiday

AND we were super blessed to have decorative painter Laurie Speltz play with our new Decor Cling stamps for this catalog. She created some gorgeous samples for us. She’s showcasing a sneaky peek with one of them today, check it out!

Laurie Speltz

And our own wonderful Design Team is chiming in with these great projects:

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

 

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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 6/10/17

Join Us!

Stampendous is excited to be attending these upcoming events!

AFCI/SPC Mixed Media Event

AFCI/SPC Mixed media event

 

This first event is for the trade. The best mid-year buying event for the creative industries often features the newest holiday releases for many manufacturers, and Stampendous will be no exception. Come be the first to see our fantastic holiday line and stock your store for holiday card makers and gift creators. You’ll love our new images and products!  This event is being hosted by AFCI (Association For the Creative Industries, formerly CHA) and SPC (Sierra Pacific Crafts, a prominent association of craft sales professionals, stores, and manufacturers)

You can still register for this event HERE

Heart of Ohio Tole (HOOT)

Once again Stampendous Stamps and our own amazing Tammie Wilson are headed to the Heart of Ohio Tole Conference. Don’t miss the chance to register for great classes, see wonderful demonstrations, then stop by our booth in the marketplace to see our holiday offerings and pick up your favorites!

You can download the 2017 Convention Catalog HERE

You can register for the 2017 Convention HERE.

Ministry of Mixology

We sure hope you’ve registered for this amazing, upcoming event! You’ll learn so much, have so much fun, and you’ll just be astonished at what you can create, even if you’ve never done any mixed media art in your life! Join this dynamic pair for an amazing weekend of art and fun!

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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 4/11/17

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!

SDP Stampendous Class Flyer

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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 4/4/17

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!

SDP Stampendous Class Flyer

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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 3/28/17

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!

SDP Stampendous Class Flyer

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Laurel Burch Images by Stampendous

Introducing Laurel Burch

 

We’re celebrating our newest stamp license, Laurel Burch, all week this week. Be sure to check out Monday’s post HERE, if you missed it. We’re really excited to share our projects with you, and we can’t wait to see what you make using these fun, exciting stamp images.

Laurel Burch Flutterbye Stamp
Laurel Burch Flutterbye Stamp – card by Fran Seiford

Artist Laurel Burch began her creative journey at a very young age. First known for her signature jewelry designs, she eventually developed her own unique style of folk art painting. She celebrated our connection to the Earth and all living things with bright, vibrant colors and images of cats, dogs, jungle creatures, international women and so much more. We’ve captured her look in a collection of two large Cling Rubber stamp sets with coordinating Die Sets, two Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets, and 14 individual images available in both Cling Rubber and Wood Mounted styles. You can explore the whole collection, along with all our sample projects on our website HERE.

Laurel Burch Carlotta's Garden
Laurel Burch Carlotta’s Garden – card by Fran Seiford

 

Our Design Team have also been exploring these great images and have posted some wonderful samples on their blogs. Here’s who is playing today –

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Dee Adams

Jamie Martin

 

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Creativation is Almost Here!

Creativation Banner

 

Super excited for the biggest show of the year for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). #Creativation starts in Phoenix, AZ in just a few days. We’d love to see you in Booth #1122.

Stampendous will have soooo many new surprises for 2017, and we’ll release them at this fantastic event! We’ll have demonstrations, new products, new images, new innovation, and all sorts of fun! Why not join us?

[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.]

Not a member of CHA? You can 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

The fantastic, international mixed media artist and DecoArt Executive Creative Consultant Andy Skinner joins us again in the Stampendous booth this year! We’ll be releasing MORE of his wonderful designs for creating mixed media projects, and he’ll be on hand at Creativation to demonstrate them! Check out his demonstration from last year for some really cool paint techniques using stamps:

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Mixed Media Magic

andy skinner stamps

 

The new JANUARY 2017 Catalog is now available from Stampendous, and we’re excited to include some terrific new stamps from the talented Andy Skinner!

Already playing with the new products is the fabulous Tracy Weinzapfel who has created this lovely Faith Journal for the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog today.

We are just LOVING the texture and color that Tracy has created here!! Do click on the picture below to go check it out. The header above will take you to the product on our website.

 

 

Faith Journal by Tracy Weinzapfel for DecoArt Mixed Media Blog

And Andy has been creating some mixed media mayhem of his own! He’ll be in our booth at Creativation demonstrating with his new images and some wonderful products from DecoArt. He’s been practicing on some wonderful tags. Take a look here!

Andy Skinner Tags

Check out Andy’s newest stamps and our entire new product offering in our latest catalog. Click on the image to open it online as a “flippy book”.
Stampendous January 2017 Catalog

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