Mixed Media Magic with Andy Skinner Stamps!

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That perfect hint of grunge… The tang of macabre… The faint aroma of crackled paint… We had a great time in January, sharing Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Cling Rubber stamps! But his design team is so innovative and creative, that we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of these great images and share some new creations with you! Plus, at the bottom, give you a chance to WIN!!    You can check out the previous post HERE.

These 2, great, new stamp sets join several other Andy Skinner sets that just let you have so much mixed media fun. And they’re all available on our website!

Andy’s Design Team have shared some absolutely scrumptious projects using his new stamps over the last few weeks! We wanted to gather those posts for you, so that you can absorb all that great inspiration one more time! Wow…these images are just so much fun!

Suz Humphreys

Katy Leitch

Hannah Oxberry

Candy Colwell

Fiona Randall

Brenda Brown

Heather Thompson

And our very own Design Team member has a great project to share, too!:

Alison Heikkila

 

 

Would you like a chance to win one of his two new sets, Textures or Fossils? We’re going to make you work for it this weekend!! You’ll get one entry for each of the things you do below. We’ll give away four prizes, two of each set, to U.S. winners –

  1. Leave a comment below! Which of the two new sets would you like to win most! Why is it your fave? Or would you rather have an older one? We can do that, too! 🙂
  2. Leave a nice comment on one of the above posts on Andy’s blog! Tell him Stampendous sent you!
  3. Start a board on Pinterest of Andy’s Stampendous stamp projects (created by anyone) – call your board Andy Skinner by Stampendous so we can find it.
  4. Visit us on Instagram this weekend and leave a comment on one of our posts. Tag us with #andyskinnerstamps and #stampendous so we can find it.
  5. Use Twitter? If you do, tweet this post by clicking the Twitter button at the bottom of the post. Tell folks why they should come look. Tag us with #stampendous so we can find it.
  6. REMEMBER – when you use # (hashtags) there can’t be any spaces or punctuation in what you type after, so #andyskinnerstamps is NOT the same as #andy skinner stamps. The latter only gets you #andy, and we won’t find your post!

Curios are Here!

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We’re in love with our new Curios stamps and their whimsical, colorful presence in our office and our craft area! They not only make us smile with their fun shapes and colors, they inspire us with card and project ideas all day! By the end of the day we’re brimming with great ideas for using them when we get home. It’s been a very fun experience. These little pops of home decor with their premium quality stamps on the back are just delightful.

Here’s a closeup look at a few more of these darling stamps:

CUR01 Curio Birdie Friend
CUR01 Curio Birdie Friend

 

 

Birdie Friend Curio Stamp
CUR01 Curio Birdie Friend
CUR06 Coffee Friend
CUR06 Coffee Friend

 

CUR06 Curio Coffee Friend
CUR06 Curio Coffee Friend

 

CUR16 Curio Watering Can
CUR16 Curio Watering Can

 

CUR16 Curio Watering Can
CUR16 Curio Watering Can

Our design team has had some great fun integrating them into their crafting and their workspace as well.  Take a look:

 

Janelle Stollfus

Kathi Rerek

Lea Fritts

Louise Healy

Holidays with Laurel Burch

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The holidays are in full swing, and there’s nothing more festive than our new Laurel Burch images for this holiday season! We really love the wonderful Laurel Burch Heavenly Holiday Cling Rubber Stamps and Dies Set, so we’ll give away three of them this week to lucky commenters on our blog posts and those of our designers! This set has 6 Cling Rubber stamps and 2 Precision Cutting Dies so you can make all kinds of amazing cards, tags and Christmas ornaments this year!

LBCLD01 LB Heavenly Holiday Cling Stamps/Cutting Dies Set
LBCLD01 LB Heavenly Holiday Cling Stamps/Cutting Dies Set

Here are some wonderful examples of great projects we made using this super versatile set!

 

And our wonderful Design Team is sharing their great projects this week, too! Be sure to leave some comments for them. We’d also really love it if you could share some of our Laurel Burch Holiday Cheer on your social media as well. Laurel has lots of fans, worldwide, that you might not think of because they don’t stamp. Her images are so fun to color, and with the dies they’re so easy to cut out, that folks all over will want to see these great ideas.

Check them out:

Louise Healy (Monday)

Lea Fritts (Wednesday)

Louise Healy (Wednesday)

Check back tomorrow for a look at our other Laurel Burch Holiday images!  Official contest rules are always HERE!

 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

That jolly old St. Nicholas is on his way, with presents for all the good little crafters!! Things for stamping, things for cutting, things for coloring!! Woo hoo!

We’re celebrating Santa this week on the Stampendous blog, and our Design Team have lots to share with this bringer of cheer.  Enjoy the inspiration this week.

Leave some love on our blog and those of our Design Team Member and you could win this fantastic stamp, Santa On His Way:

R307 Santa On His Way Wood Mounted Stamp
R307 Santa On His Way Wood Mounted Stamp

This awesome image is perfect for just stamping on the front of a card, coloring him up (or spot color, if you’re short on time), maybe throwing on a little glitter and done! He’s available in wood mounted or cling rubber! You can click on the picture to see him on our website. The official rules are always HERE. U.S. Winners Only.

Here’s a great sample by our in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons. You can click on the picture to be taken to the project on our website.

R307 Santa On His Way by Debi Hammons
R307 Santa On His Way by Debi Hammons

Sharing from our team today –

Janelle Stollfus

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

 

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Counting our Blessings – A Season of Thanks

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We’re back again, after the spooking has faded a bit, our trick-or-treaters have hung up their costumes for another year, and all the good ghouls and boys are home eating their candy. It’s time again to count our blessings and be grateful for all we have in our lives. Our Design Team is celebrating this Season of Thanks with some great projects this week to inspire you for Thanksgiving.

Several of them have used our wonderful Fall Arrangement Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. This set is so versatile, it can run from Halloween right into Autumn and Thanksgiving. We bet you’d love one! Go visit our designer blogs, and leave us a comment here telling us who is hosting Thanksgiving this year! We’ll give away all our prizes on Friday! One winner from today, U.S. mailing addresses only. All the rules are always HERE.

SSC1265 Fall Arrangement Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
SSC1265 Fall Arrangement Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
Fall Arrangement by Debi Hammons
Fall Arrangement by Debi Hammons
Fall Arrangement by Louise Healy
Fall Arrangement by Louise Healy

 

Louise Healy

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Halloween Labels – Potion Safety

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We’re back today with a little public service announcement about your witch’s potions. It’s always so important to label them correctly! Using eye of newt when you needed toe of frog, as we all know, can be an utter disaster. That’s why we’ve created this wonderful Cling Rubber and Cutting Die Set this year – Halloween Labels. You can click on the picture to be taken to the product on our website.

CLD04 Halloween Labels
CLD04 Halloween Labels

The wonderful Janelle Stollfus from our Design Team created some incredible Potion Bottles using plastic milk and juice bottles and some wonderfully drippy Frantage Embossing Enamels. You can click the picture to be taken to the project supplies and instructions.

Halloween Labels by Janelle Stollfus
Halloween Labels by Janelle Stollfus

 

In our own dungeon at Stampendous, we created these marvelous bottles to hold glitters, mica, and other sparkly things with which we make magic every day.

The amazing Lea Fritts from our design team made this wonderful coffin….see, this is the kind of thing that happens when potions go bad!

 

Halloween Labels Coffin by Lea Fritts
Halloween Labels Coffin by Lea Fritts

 

But Lea keeps her potion ingredients all organized in great jars like these below!

 

Halloween Labels Bottles by Lea Fritts
Halloween Labels Bottles by Lea Fritts

 

If  you’d like to see what else is happening in the 31 Days of Halloween, just click on our page to be taken to all the links. Remember to comment and we’ll give away one of these Halloween Labels Sets this week. We’ll draw from all the comments on this post and any on the 31 Days page as well. U.S. mailing addresses only. Our Official Rules are always HERE.

 

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Falling for Decor Cling Rubber!

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Our newest product line at Stampendous features gorgeous 8″ X 8″ stamps with fantastic designs for backgrounds on every kind of project. Cards, scrapbook pages, home decor, decorative painting, mixed media, all of these can use our beautiful Decor Cling stamps to great advantage. There’s even a brand new handle for them which has all sorts of possibilities on its own!  We love them! Have a look at this wonderful product!

DCR101 Decor Cling Leaves
DCR101 Leaves Decor Cling Rubber
DCR102 Snowflakes Decor Cling Rubber Stamp
DCR102 Snowflakes Decor Cling Rubber
DCR103 Script Decor Cling Rubber Stamp
DCR103 Script Decor Cling Rubber
DCR104 Dream Decor Cling Rubber Stamp
DCR104 Dream Decor Cling Rubber
DCR105 Music Decor Cling Rubber Stamp
DCR105 Music Decor Cling Rubber
SSH88 Decor Cling Handle
SSH88 Decor Cling Clear Acrylic Handle

 

We’re pretty excited about sharing our wonderful projects with you this week! We’ve got some extra projects from some amazing decorative painters to share as well.  Let’s start by looking at what our Design Team is sharing today:

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

 

We’ll see you tomorrow for a look at more awesome projects!

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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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