Artful Adventures in Mixed Media

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We’re really excited to announce that our friend and stamp artist, Nathalie Kalbach, has just released her first book. Artful Adventures in Mixed Media is a gorgeous romp through Nathalie’s experiences creating mixed media art, keeping a journal, and meeting and teaching with some of the hottest names in mixed media today. (of course, Nathalie is a hot name, too, and those people are lucky to be working with her!). You’ll love it!! Plus it contains lots of her art made with her Stampendous Stamps!

She’s giving away a couple copies of her book on her blog, so don’t miss this opportunity! Click this LINK

And join her for her Facebook Live Event on Thursday to enter to win a copy. Click the image below.

Nathalie's Facebook Live Event Link

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Join Stampendous at Creativation

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The biggest show of the year for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) is coming to Phoenix, AZ on January 19-23, 2017. Stampendous is excited to be participating in this event. We’d love to see you in Booth #1122. Not a member of CHA? Why not 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

Stampendous will be releasing all our new surprises for 2017 at this fantastic event. We’ll have demonstrations, new products, and all sorts of fun in Booth #1122! Do 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.

Here’s some fun from last year’s CHA MegaShow with Nathalie Kalbach! She’s demonstrating her fantastic Foam and Cling Rubber Stamps Sets. Boy, have we had a blast with these this year! Even better – they’re all still available!

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From Small Beginnings with the Creative Squad

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Another month has gone by and the Creative Squad has provided fantastic weekly inspiration on Nathalie’s Studio Blog. You can stop by each week’s post by hopping over to them from the gallery below and find out which of Nathalie’s terrific products they used for their creative expressions.

Nathalie’s line of stamps and stencils work fabulously for so many different styles, seasons and projects it is no wonder that we enjoy the Squad’s projects with renewed inspiration every month! Here is a gallery of Nathalie’s Stampendous products over on our website but you can also shop at Nathalie’s store while you’re over on her blog for this months posts.

Nathalie challenged the team this month to think about starting new things and how they experience its beginnings. Enjoy and be inspired!

   
Sep 6 – Tina Walker Sep 13 – Cheiron Brandon
   
Sep 20 – Marsha Valk Sept 27 – Michelle Rydell

Stop by Nathalie’s blog in the month of November for more great inspiration from the Creative Squad.

The Best Techniques from Andy Skinner

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Shabby Chic Box by Andy Skinner

It’s Friday and our relaxed week of mixed media is almost over, but we have one more bit of goodies to share. The terrific mixed media artist and designer, Andy Skinner, is the spotlight of our post today and there is a chance to see him create with his trademark techniques using his line of stamps and stencils with DecoArt Media products. It’s amazing what you can do with this product combination when you have a few techniques up your sleeve.

His style is a solid industrial style with even shabby chic mixed in on a few projects. No matter the style it’s in the techniques you use with your supplies and we have a way for you to see Andy in demo them in action, but only for a short time.

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Cling Toxic Tag by Andy Skinner

Even though we are in the States we followed along Hochanda TV, a UK Television home shopping channel, during Andy Skinner’s shows on Tuesday here and Wednesday here, here, here and here. These links won’t be available for long so stop by soon to see all the techniques that continue to make Andy’s mixed media pieces amazing, awesome, and SO cool!

 

All these fantastic projects were made with Andy Skinner stamps which are daring and iconic, just perfect for any mixed media or stamping project. You can see Andy using them our videos from our booth during CHA the last few years. Stop by our Youtube Channel anytime to see them!

 

Grab your Andy Skinner stamps, stencils and paint for your next project and share them with us! We would love to see what you make on our Stampendous! Fan Page plus you can share them with Andy as well on Andy Skinner and Friends Facebook Group.

Say Yes To New Adventures!

It’s the end of the month and a great time to revisit the Creative Squad projects Nathalie’s Studio Blog.  This group of talented designers created fun art journaling pages using Nathalie’s stamps and stencil designs. For convenience, we’ve listed Nathalie’s Stampendous products here but you can also stop by Nathalie’s store for her products, too.

The Creative Squad was given the challenge to create something that celebrates the spirit of adventure and it was fun to see where their creative spirit took them for each project. We’ve grabbed the links to all of the “Say Yes! to New Adventures” posts so you can browse with ease. Enjoy and be inspired!

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Aug 2 – Gwen Lafleur Aug 9 – Cheiron Brandon
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Aug 16 – Marsha Valk August 30 – Michelle Rydell

Stop by Nathalie’s blog in the month of September for more great inspiration from the Creative Squad.

 

A Letter to Your Future Self

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Every month the Creative Squad on Nathalie’s Studio Blog take a challenge and create the most amazing journal pages and projects with Nathalie’s stamps and stencil designs.

For July each designer created with the prompt, “Letter to my Future Self” and they came up with some pretty powerful pieces. So wonderful we’ve gathered up the links here so you can grab a cuppa and enjoy the mixed media goodness.

   
July 5 – Gwen Lafleur July 12 – Cheiron Brandon
   
July 19 – Marsha Valk July 26 – Michelle Rydell

Stop by Nathalie’s blog in the month of August for more great inspiration from the Creative Squad.

 

Mixed Media with Tando Creative – Winners!

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We have winners! We hope you enjoyed all the projects from our hop last week, we sure had fun creating with Tando Creative products and you will definitely see us using them again and again! Thank you for all your involvement in our hop, leaving wonderful comments on everyone’s blog hop posts, know that we love to hear from you all, it means a bunch to our hard working designers.

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Now for our winners who will receive a prize package that includes a Tando Creative Mini Heart Printer Tray plus Stampendous NK Studio Fiesta Stamp Set.

Here are the winners!

Congratulations and PLEASE send an email with the subject line “Tando Blog Hop Winner” with your mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com.

Alison Heikkila’s Friday Post

Fliss from UK

Mark Gould’s Thursday Post

McStamper from Arkansas

Gez Butterworth’s Friday Post

 Diane Williams

There is a winner over on the Tando Creative Blog from Friday’s post! Stop on over on their blog to find out the winner!

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Mixed Media with Tando Creative – Finale Hop

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We are all set! One big finale to take us into the weekend filled with ideas and new ways to create with Stampendous and Tando Creative! Thank you for all the kind comments we and our designers appreciate it!

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To be eligible for one of our THREE prize packages, leave a comment, adding where you live, on our blog, Tando Creative blog and the designers blog for our hop this week. Each comment is an entry to win the more you comment the more chances you have. This is open to commenters with a US and UK mailing addresses. Each prize package includes a Tando Creative Mini Heart Printer Tray plus Stampendous NK Studio Fiesta Stamp Set. Winners will be announced at the beginning of next week.

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

Friday

Stampendous Blog
Dee Adams
Kristine Reynolds
Karen
Kaz
Wendy Price
Carol
Jamie Martin
Irit
Louise Healy
Lisa
Laura Drahozal
Dana
Janelle Stollfus
Gez
Katy Leitch
Di
Alison Heikkila
Tenia Nelson
Lea Fritts
Pam Bray
Tando Creative Blog

*If you don’t see the Blog Hop post as soon as you click the link, you may need to click on the header or home button of the blog and scroll a bit to find the post. Some bloggers post for more than one thing each day. If you have trouble commenting on a blog, please let us know at submissions@stampendous.com. Thanks for your patience, designers across several time zones mean every post may not be active immediately.

If you missed stopping by the other days of the hop, we gathered up the link lists below for convenience.

Thursday

Stampendous Blog
Laura Drahozal
Mark Gould
Lea Fritts
Tando Creative Blog

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Dee Adams
Louise Healy
Katy Leitch
Tenia Nelson
Tando Creative Blog

Tuesday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray

Tando Creative Blog

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Wendy Price
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila
Tando Creative Blog

Mixed Media with Tando Creative – Day 4

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Today is Stencil Thursday and with our mixed media hop it is a great combination! Stencils are one of the main tools mixed media artist reach for when creating layers of texture and we offer tons of choices to help you achieve fabulous designs! Watch for them in some of today’s designer projects to get the creative ideas flowing!

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Get your fingers into mixed media with one of our fun prize packages. To be eligible, leave a comment and where you live on our blog, Tando Creative blog and the designers blog for our hop. Each comment is an entry to win one of THREE terrific prize packages. This is open to commenters with a US and UK mailing address. Each prize package includes a Tando Creative Mini Heart Printer Tray plus Stampendous NK Studio Fiesta Stamp Set. Winner will be announced early next week!

Let’s see what today’s designers have created for the hop –

Thursday

Stampendous Blog
Laura Drahozal
Mark Gould (posting later in the day)
Lea Fritts
Tando Creative Blog

*If you don’t see the Blog Hop post as soon as you click the link, you may need to click on the header or home button of the blog and scroll a bit to find the post. Some bloggers post for more than one thing each day. If you have trouble commenting on a blog, please let us know at submissions@stampendous.com. Thanks for your patience, designers across several time zones mean every post may not be active immediately.

If you missed any of our earlier posts you can hop along from the links below.

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Dee Adams
Louise Healy
Katy Leitch
Tenia Nelson
Tando Creative Blog

Tuesday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray

Tando Creative Blog

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Wendy Price
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila
Tando Creative Blog

Mixed Media with Tando Creative – Day 3

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We are ready for more terrific mixed media projects today from the talented design teams here at Stampendous and Tando Creative. Did you know there is a way to keep up to date on all of our Tando Creative projects after the hop is over? Follow our Stampendous and Tando Creative Pinterest board that is quickly filling up with projects from this week and be notified when a new pin is added!

We love to have you along on all of our social media spots and know Tando Creative would love it, too. If you are already connected with us in one of our spots thank you for joining our circles! If you are growing your online social  footprint we have many spot to connect with us. Here are just a few ways –

Shop Stampendous! – http://www.stampendous.com/
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stampendous/106817194886
Twitter – http://twitter.com/Stampendous
Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/stampendous/
Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/Stampendous
Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/stampendous/
Stampendous Facebook Fan Page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampendous/

Shop Tando Creativehttp://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TandoCreative/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/TandoCreative
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/TandoCreative
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tando_creative/
Tando Creative Zone – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampendous/

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Get your fingers into mixed media with one of our fun prize packages after our hop! To be eligible, leave a comment and where you live each day on our blog, the Tando Creative blog and the designers blog for our hop. Each comment is an entry to win one of THREE terrific prize packages. This is open to commenters with a US and UK mailing address.

Each prize package includes a Tando Creative Mini Heart Printer Tray plus Stampendous NK Studio Fiesta Stamp Set.

Let’s see what today’s designers have created for the hop –

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Dee Adams
Louise Healy
Katy Leitch
Tenia Nelson
Tando Creative Blog

Here are the links from earlier this week if you missed seeing them!

Tuesday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray

Tando Creative Blog

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Wendy Price
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila
Tando Creative Blog

*If you don’t see the Blog Hop post as soon as you click the link, you may need to click on the header or home button of the blog and scroll a bit to find the post. Some bloggers post for more than one thing each day. If you have trouble commenting on a blog, please let us know at submissions@stampendous.com. Thanks for your patience, designers across several time zones mean every post may not be active immediately.