It’s the 29th Day of Halloween!! Doomsday!!!

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Halloween is almost here!  😀  And almost over! 😦

We’ve had so much fun this month, sharing our great Halloween products and projects with you.

We have a super special guest today! Candy Colwell shared this FANTASTIC project over on mixed media artist and stamp designer Andy Skinner’s blog the other day, and WOW… we had to contact her right away to ask if we could share here, too!

She showed us that she had even more fantastic projects, and now we’re just a little fangirl over her wonderful work. She’s been using the amazing Andy Skinner stamps, both new and previous, and it’s wonderful!

Take a look at her Doomsday Clock! (you can click on the pictures to be taken to the tutorial)

Doomsday Clock (closed) by Candy Colwell
Doomsday Clock (closed) by Candy Colwell
Doomsday Clock (open) by Candy Colwell
Doomsday Clock (open) by Candy Colwell

His arms move to the “time” of your choice! The skulls dangling from chains on his wrists…. the faux finishing… the great greyboard gates and bits from Tando Creative… oooooh… swoon! Candy used a ton of great products to make this fantastic project, including:

Andy Skinner’s Cling Rubber Stamps – Toxic

Andy Skinner's Cling Rubber Stamps - Birds and Bones
Andy Skinner’s Cling Rubber Stamps – Birds and Bones

 

Candy was kind enough to point us to another fabulous piece of hers that she did for Andy Skinner’s Blog – (again, clicking the picture will take you to the tutorial).

This is The Bird Brain –

Bird Brain Door Hanger by Candy Colwell
The Bird Brain Door Hanger by Candy Colwell

Wowzer!! This was created with even more of Andy’s great stamps like –

Andy Skinner's Cling Rubber Stamps Skuldoggery
Andy Skinner’s Cling Rubber Stamps Skuldoggery

Andy Skinner's Cling Rubber Stamps - Birds and Bones
Andy Skinner’s Cling Rubber Stamps – Birds and Bones

 

Finally, there aren’t words for how much we love this amazing creation with its faux drawers and all kinds of ghastly goodies!

Skuldoggery by Candy Colwell
Skuldoggery by Candy Colwell

Wow, right? We are just loving her work. You can see lots more of Candy’s amazing work by visiting her blog and following her on social media. Here are all her links –

About the Artist:  Candy Colwell
Thanks so much, Candy, for generously sharing your art with us!  These projects were the perfect topper for our entire month of Halloween!

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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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Pink Your Christmas!

[If you’re looking for the 31 Days of Halloween, the links are all HERE]

The latest additions to our Pink Your Life Collection by Nicoletta Zanella are just the most adorable Christmas stamps! We love how cute the sets with coordinating dies are! Finally a great way to make scenes and pop ups so easy with these sweet images!

We’re going to share again with these images in November, but we wanted to showcase them because the Pink Your Life team has done some really fun videos with them. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to check them out! These whimsical characters are so fun to color, and they lend themselves to some pretty creative techniques.

Take a look:

Their product introductory video is HERE on FACEBOOK

And this darling project by Nicoletta is super sweet!

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Smiling in a Merry Little Christmas

[If you’re looking for our 31 Days of Halloween Post – It’s HERE with our participating Design Team inspiration and this week’s contest]

This time of year it’s so fun to sit around and wait for those first flurries of snow! The anticipation of building that first snowman of the year! What a fun time Winter can be!

Our Smiling Snowman Cling Rubber Stamp Set with matching dies is perfect for crafting yourself a little bit of cozy Winter fun!

Smiling Snowman Cling Rubber plus Cutting Dies
CLD06 Smiling Snowman

Our own Fran Seiford also designed them to work perfectly with our Pop Up Stages Cutting Dies. And she’s made this adorable card to show us!

Smiling Snowman Pop Up By Fran Seiford

It’s so fun and frosty with the glitter on the scarves and gloves! Plus the little “doily” shape where the words go is made from one of the “edger” dies in our older Build a Pop Up Die Set.  Pop up cards like this are easy when you have helpful cutting dies to make it quickly. This adorable card also uses the charming trees in the Smiling Snowman set. And our Creative Palette makes the perfect Snowy Day background.

Smiling Snowman by Fran Seiford

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It’s time for 31 Days of Halloween!

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It’s here, It’s here! It’s Halloween season, AND time to start your spooky stamping! Stampendous is excited to be playing along again with the 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween at the Zahar Studio blog with our hostess with the ghostess, Terra! In the past this has been limited to stamped projects, but Terra has blown it wide open this year with tons of great options including mixed media and lots of other art styles. You’ll find a ton of inspiration at this event.

The theme this year is Day of the Dead, although any Halloween themed items can be posted. But beware!! Some of it might be kind of spooky! It’s not for the faint-hearted, or those who dislike Halloween.

How it works:

We’ve created a special page which will keep our Halloween Fun easy to find. That page is here:

31 Days of Halloween – Stampendous

The links to our Design Team and their amazing Halloween projects will be posted there along with our posts.  We will be offering our own prizes, as will many of the other participating blogs. Be sure that you read each blog’s rules for their giveaways, they are all separate and different.

The following blogs have joined as Wicked Bloggers for this event. They will each post every single day. You may find someone new to follow, so check them out! Click on our link, and we’ll see you on the other side!

 

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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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Get Your “Boo” on with Birds and Bones!

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The season of SCARY is coming our way!!! What will you stamp for HALLOWEEN Day??!!  We’ve got lots of choices, and this final option comes to us from
mixed media artist Andy Skinner who is always working up something SPOOKY. Take a look at his latest offering, Birds and Bones.

ASCRS10 Birds and Bones
ASCRS10 Birds and Bones

That large image on the left is a bird skull…. ewwwww… cooooool!!! And wait until you see the results!

 

Wow, right??!! Let’s have a look at the other, available Andy Skinner stamp sets. They’re all wonderful for adding a touch of creepy to your Halloween life or even your everyday stamping!  You can find all of Andy’s wonderful images on our website HERE.

 

Would you like to get your CREEPY on with your very own set of Birds and Bones??? Yeah, we thought you might! So here’s what you need to do. Visit all of our posts from this week. MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and today, of course. Then leave a comment below telling us how many words were PURPLE, how many words were LIME GREEN, and how many words were ORANGE. (yes, including the ones in that sentence, right there) AND be sure to tell us if you have a U.S. Mailing address because only US addresses are eligible for our contests. (Official Rules live HERE)

And while you’re hopping around, winning and such, stop by our Design Team posts and tell them how much you love their HALLOWEEN stamping! So much fun from such talented folks!

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

Louise Healy

 

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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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Beautiful Birthdays

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We’re celebrating our newest images for  BIRTHDAYS  here on the Stampendous Blog this week. We showed you some fun inspiration in Monday’s Post, and we’ve got still more today. Today we’ll take a closer look at the wonderful images for encouraging birthday cards from the collection in our April Catalog.

Our marvelous Laurel Burch Collection features so many great images for uplifting spirits and making people celebrate. Here are some fabulous choices for your greetings. The Cling Blossoms comes with a free template/stencil for masking and coloring your flowers, and it has available matching cutting dies. The individual Laurel Burch images are available in wood and cling rubber mounted. And, of course, our Perfectly Clear Stamps are top quality, as always. For getting that classic, Laurel Burch look when coloring your images, check out our Coloring Chart which you can download for free.

 

We know you’ll want to pick up some of these great images, especially with our Free Shipping offer, 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 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.

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

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

 

 

 

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