Blog Hopping with Faber-Castell

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So today is our big blog hop with the Design Team from Faber-Castell! It’s been a really fun week of sharing and inspiration. These quality products have been a big hit with our Design Team. Look for them to mention using them on lots of projects in the future!

Why do we do blog hops?

  • So you’ll see the work of our great designers and subscribe to our blog and theirs
  • So you’ll see how our versatile products work so well with top products from other companies
  • So our fans can learn about new products from our crafty partners, and so their fans can learn about our products.
  • So that hopefully you’ll want to hear more about our products and inspiration and you’ll Like us on Facebook, pin our projects on your Pinterest boards, and follow us on your favorite social media channels.
  • So that YOUR friends can hear about our products and those of our partners and we can grow as a company that offers you MORE fun goodies and inspiration!
  • THANKS for participating in this hop and helping us grow! We appreciate you!

On to the goodness today! Visit all the sites (they’ll open in a new window so you can come back to this one and be sure not to miss any) and leave comments for opportunities to win. You have until Sunday to comment, prizes will be announced Monday on our blog and on the Design Memory Craft Blog so be sure to check both places! Ready, Set, Go:

Wendy Price

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Asia King

Cyndi Bundy

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

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The Color Fun Continues with Faber-Castell

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Our week of playing with Faber-Castell continues today, and we are LOVING all your comments! We’d be so super grateful if you could all run over to the Stampendous Facebook Page and like us there, too! Pretty please!

Several of you have said you’d like more information on how to use the gelatos. They can be used in so many different ways! Well, we found this fantastic video on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft website! Tiffany Johnson from Iheartart made this great video for one of our favorite customers Simon Says Stamp. We love how she gets right in there with her fingers. We need to do that more.

Bunches of you were excited about the castle like we were!! Ok, we’re not headed to Germany this week, but you CAN take a virtual tour of the castle and see some super awesome magnificence. Check that out HERE.

But for those of you who just want more INSPIRATION, we’ve got that for you today as well. In the office here I took a paper mache box and painted it with Faber-Castell Chalkboard paint. This paint went on really smoothly and dried very quickly. I put two coats on to cover it all and keep it smooth. The matte finish is just gorgeous and perfect for chalk/markers/pencils….

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But, of course, I had to emboss on it. Our Q170 Zinnia embossed with White Embossing Powder and VersaMark ink looked amazing. I added the H303 Have I Told You the same way. Then I used the Neutral Art Grip Pencils to color in the flower. I did the petals in white and gray and the center in the goldish color. I highlighted everything with the Metallic PITT Pens set. Then the Stamper’s BIG White Pen provided the little dots, followed up by the gold metallic PITT Pen.  Super happy with the result, may be my Mother’s Day gift… hee hee.

Mother's Day Box by Laura Weed
Mother’s Day Box by Laura Weed

Our Design Team has more inspiration for you today, too. And remember that tomorrow will be our BIG blog hop! You will have until the end of Sunday to comment and be entered to win some terrific prizes (hint, chalkboard ink is in one of the prize packages!). Here’s who is blogging today:

Design Memory Craft – Faber-Castell Blog

Tobi Crawford

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

 

Blog Hop Day! May Arts is In the House!

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Today’s the big day! Be sure you’re hopping around to all the blogs. Leave a comment here for us, then hop to the May Arts Blog for some more inspiration, then check out our Design Team members as they show their talents with ribbon and stamps! You’ll get one entry for each comment you leave. You have until the end of Sunday evening to leave your comments.

We’ve had so much fun this week! May Arts has been so wonderful to us and our team has always enjoyed playing with their superior quality ribbons and embellishments! Here’s some more inspiration from our January Catalog featuring May Arts products in all their glory!

Filly with hand-dyed chevron ribbon by Jennifer Dove
Filly with hand-dyed chevron ribbon by Jennifer Dove
Stack Art, Charmed Art and Lace Trim by Suzanne Czosek
Stack Art, Charmed Art and Lace Trim by Suzanne Czosek
Great Catch by Rhea Weigand featuring Denim Ribbon by May Arts
Great Catch by Rhea Weigand featuring Denim Ribbon by May Arts
Sweet Sunflower by Kristine Reynolds featuring yellow silk and lime chevron ribbon by May Arts
Sweet Sunflower by Kristine Reynolds featuring yellow silk and lime chevron ribbon by May Arts
Stack Art by Cyndi Bundy featuring green chevron ribbon by May Arts
Stack Art by Cyndi Bundy featuring green chevron ribbon by May Arts

Now go see what our Design Team has for you today!

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus (Thursday)

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Lea Kimmel

Tenia Nelson

Suzanne Czosek

 

 

 

Mixed Media May(Arts)hem!

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We’ve had so much fun with the new mixed media product we’ve introduced in our January 2014 catalog. And May Arts ribbon products have been right there helping us showcase the beautiful results we’ve been having. From our Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate to our Stack Art, and all the great images in between, the ribbon is a finishing touch that just makes the project! Here’s a look at how we’ve brought our ribbon hoard into our mixed media lives:

Asian Umbrella - Creative Palette backgroud with green silk ribbon - by Kristine Reynolds
Asian UmbrellaCreative Palette background with green silk ribbon – by Kristine Reynolds
Geo Blossom Birthday - Creative Palette Background with hot pink silk ribbon by Janelle Stolfuss
Geo Blossom Birthday – Creative Palette Background with hot pink silk ribbon by Janelle Stolfuss
Knit Gift - Lace Trim with Burlap embellishments by Rhea Weigand
Knit Gift – Lace Trim with Burlap embellishments by Rhea Weigand
Encrusted Jewel Background with Gauze and Leather by Jennifer Dove
Sherlock Cat Encrusted Jewel Background with Gauze and Leather by Jennifer Dove
Creative Palette and Stack Art Pillow box with Pink Silk Ribbon by Kristine Reynolds
Creative Palette and Stack Art Pillow box with Pink Silk Ribbon by Kristine Reynolds
Regal Bird Stack Art with Black Silk Bow by Kristine Reynolds
Regal Bird Stack Art with Black Silk Bow by Kristine Reynolds

Ribbon is just a natural “go together” with all of our terrific projects. You can win some terrific prizes by commenting on our hop this week. Leave a comment here on our blog, then visit the May Arts Blog and the blogs of the Design Team Members listed below. Each comment you make will earn you an entry to win a Jumbo Cling Rubber Flower Set and Handle from Stampendous plus a spool of your choice of May Arts Ribbon! We’d love it if you liked us on facebook, too! Thanks for following along. Remember to return tomorrow for our big Blog Hop! Here’s who is playing today:

Lea Kimmel

We’re Itching to Tie with May Arts Ribbon!

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Nothing says “open me” like a beautiful bow on a package, card or project. We always try to encourage our Design Team to focus their projects on the Stampendous Product, of course, but they can never resist putting a huge, beautiful bow on at least one project. The May Arts Ribbon that we receive from this terrific company just makes your fingers itch to tie something incredible. Here are some of the terrific projects we’ve received from our team with gorgeous bows on them:

Piano Playing Bear by Kristine Reynolds
House-Mouse Designs® Gruffies® Piano Player by Kristine Reynolds. Featuring Denim Ribbon by May Arts
House-Mouse Designs® HappyHoppers® Knit Chick Purl 2 by Suzanne Czosek Featuring Pink Silk ribbon by May Arts
House-Mouse Designs® HappyHoppers® Knit Chick Purl 2 by Suzanne Czosek
Featuring Pink Silk ribbon by May Arts
House-Mouse Designs® HappyHoppers Puddle Fun by Jamie Martin. Featuring Horizontal Stripe Ribbon by May Arts
House-Mouse Designs® HappyHoppers Puddle Fun by Jamie Martin.
Featuring Horizontal Stripe Ribbon by May Arts
Bowl Bouquet by Krissy Fossmeyer  Featuring Yellow Silk Ribbon by May Arts
Bowl Bouquet by Krissy Fossmeyer
Featuring Yellow Silk Ribbon by May Arts
Puddle Fun Tag by Stephanie Lee with Striped Ribbon by May Arts
Puddle Fun Tag by Stephanie Lee with Striped Ribbon and Bakers Twine by May Arts

Now it’s time to go hop for your chance to win one of three prize packages featuring a Jumbo Cling Flower Stamp Set and Jumbo Clear Handle from Stampendous and your choice of any spool from May Arts!! Leave comments here, on the May Arts Blog, and on the blogs of the participating Design Team Members below. If you missed Monday and Tuesday, feel free to go back and comment, you have until Sunday, Feb 22 to complete your hopping!  Here’s who is playing today:

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Suzanne Czosek

Kristine Reynolds

Stampendous Loves May Arts – We’re Knot Kidding!

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See what a pretty banner the Ribbon Lady made! Yay!

We just love the way a terrific ribbon product can make a great card  or stamp image just come alive. And we’re so grateful to our friends at May Arts who keep us in ribbon for all our creations! They want to keep you in ribbon, too, which is why each of the three prize packages in this terrific Blog Hop includes a whole spool of your choice from May Arts! Wowsie, wow, wow! Plus a Jumbo Cling Rubber Flower Stamp Set and a Jumbo Clear Handle from Stampendous. You’ll be able to make projects like this one:

Jumbo Moray Dahlia Wreath by Monika Thomas
Jumbo Moray Dahlia Wreath by Monika Thomas

Be sure to leave comments here on our blog, over on the May Arts Blog, and on the blogs of our designers. You’ll get entered once for every comment you make. Yay! Here’s who posted projects today:

Jamie Martin

Krissy Fossmeyer

More Stack Art Fun!

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We’ve posted more videos on our terrific new Stack Art products! We sure hope you’re subscribed to our YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any of the fun! The latest video shows you how to use the goodies in your craft stash with our Stack Art to make these projects uniquely YOU.

Our Design Team have been posting their Stack Art fun all week. Please go visit their creations and leave a comment, they really appreciate it!

Cindy Bundy

Suzanne Czosek

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds (A Gift For You)

Kristine Reynolds (More Stamp Art Fun)

Krissy Fossmeyer

Stack Art Title Mixed Media

Designer Review of What’s New!

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All week our Design Team have been posting on their blogs some of the terrific new projects they’ve made with the products in our January 2014 Catalog.

Here are the links to some of the terrific projects they’ve posted! We’re always so excited and thrilled with the amazing work they do, hopefully you’ll visit them all and leave them some love! They are so appreciative of your feedback!

Tobi Crawford

Kristine Reynolds  – Daisy Float

Kristine Reynolds – To Cheer You

Jamie Martin – For Baby

Jamie Martin – Congratulations

Lea Kimmel

Cyndi Bundy – Winter Fun

Cyndi Bundy – Bonjour Kitty

Tenia Nelson

Krissy Fossmeyer

We were blessed this release with the guest talents of two fantastic Scrapbook/Mixed Media Artists, Adrienne Ford and Suzanne Austin. We’ll look at more of their work later, but please take a look this week at these posts by:

Adrienne Ford

Come back next week and check out our focus on Stack Art!

New Products, New Fun!

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Backgrounds! They’re always a challenge, and stampers and scrapbookers can never get enough. We buy loads of background paper to get different patterns and looks, but here at Stampendous we LOVE to make our own. Using stamps and, now, our new Creative Palette, you can have a lifetime of varied backgrounds without even blinking an eye!

We are so lucky that Mixed Media Artist Nathalie Kalbach has decided to work with us to create some very thrilling background images. Her cling stamp designs plus the unique templates that come with them give you literally hundreds of options for backgrounds.

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Additionally, all of our new Stack Art Sets have coordinating stamp sets that create amazing backgrounds. Complete with their own clear handle, these sets of 5 or 6 stamps are absolutely delightful and all backgrounds repeat easily for endless variations!

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Fran’s Stack Art Stamp Kits

SAS03_Stamp_Royal_Heart_800_PKGCheck out our new Stack Art Stamp Kits and Kraftboard Kits on our website HERE where you’ll also find dozens of samples for using these terrific products.

And check out these Design Team Members who have posted projects today using new Stampendous Products!

Kristine Reynolds

Cyndi Bundy

Krissy Fossmeyer

NEW Products – Want to Peek?

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It’s a New Year and our newest products are all available on our website! We know you want to see what you can make with them!  The Design Team is sharing favorites this week. Check out what they loved best about the newest from Stampendous!

Jamie Martin

Tenia Nelson

Cyndi Bundy

Rhea Weigand

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer (3) – Sunflower Note  & Hats Off to Grads & Delicate Daisy

We’re most excited about revealing a couple of products we’ve been working on for quite some time…

Stack Art

This fun, easy art form is one of our very favorite things ever! Pre-cut, kraftboard shapes coordinate with pre-cut adhesive sheets and all sorts of fantastic elements to create fun, funky, simple. elegant, pieces of art. You can apply your most advanced and creative techniques to this product, or take it right out of the package and make something wonderful. Adaptable to all levels of crafting skill and experience. We are in LOVE! There are stamp sets to complement these kits that are a terrific value in themselves, and Elements Kits of glitters and things that work with “sticky stuff” create endless possibilities. Wait until you try it! Check out the introductory video HERE – (we’re editing more great videos as fast as we can)

Stack Art Title Screen

Creative Palette

We love monoprinting! Once you get started you can’t stop, and the endless variations are absolutely enthralling. We wanted our own solution for this, and the Creative Palette was born. It’s sturdy, durable, easily cleanable, and can be stored in any position in its snap-tight container. The huge variety of printing mediums and surfaces makes this truly an endless artform. You’ll see a lot of this terrific product in our future! Check out our quick video HERE – more on the way!

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