The Butterflies of Spring

Stampendous friend, Donna Cennimo, a decorative painter, created this gorgeous canvas featuring Stampendous butterflies and embossing powders. We are so excited that she shared them with us, and we thought you’d enjoy seeing this wonderfully colored nod to Spring.

Butterfly Canvas by Donna Cennimo
Butterfly Canvas by Donna Cennimo

Donna embossed each butterfly with two layers of Chunky Clear Embossing Powder then added colors as desired. She used Detail Black, Silver Tinsel, Purple, Blue, Chunky Gold and Chunky Silver on different areas of the butterflies. Then she attached them to one of her paintings and she has some left for other amazing projects.

Here are some closeups of the butterflies –


Thanks, Donna, for sharing such a pretty, Spring project with us. Your painting is wonderful and your army of butterflies are a colorful bit of cheer!!

Friday Wilds


We have had so much fun being on our wild adventure with you this week that we are certain is isn’t time to stop! There is at least one more day of inspiration at least and then we’ll be on to our next theme that has something to do with magical gardens, but for today we will be taking a dive into the exotic water region of our wild week with our PenPattern Angel Fish.

We have some open spaces on this delicate angel fish that could use a doodlie doo, too. Don’t all fish from the deep so?

V309 PenPattern Angel Fish Wood Mount Stamp

Did you see this beautiful card from Pam Hornschu earlier this month? Wow. It’s just amazing! You can stop by her blog here to see it posted during our Doodlie Doe week or use the project page on our website here. The background paper is amazing and her doodles define the body stripes of the fish amazingly.

PenPattern Angel Fish by Pam Hornschu


We have a growing collection of PenPattern images so along with the first release we shared this video to help get the creative juices flowing with these stamps. It is a great overview of just how fun these images can be. Enjoy!

Our last three collaborations have had a a special giveaway from our Australian distributor The Stencil Specialists, we are so thankful that they wanted to play along and widen our giveaway base. If you make your store orders locally in Australia, then we sure would recommend them. Stop by their website to see what all that they offer and also their blog where they share some really neat projects using them. Recently they have been sharing some wonderful projects on their blog using our stamps and essentials and with such a great style on each one we decided to share a few here on the blog today.  To see all of them though, go to their blog posts  here and here! Let’s see a couple projects that Julie created for their blog.

PenPattern Angel Fish from The Stencil Specialists

The Angel Fish is phenomenal in gold embossing and colored with metallic gel pens and all on such a colorful base.

PenPattern Zebra by The Stencil Specialists
PenPattern Zebra by The Stencil Specialists

This is so simple, but it has an amazing effect in design when done right. The pop of background color is genius, Julie, just genius! If that only filled your mood board half full then we have more to fill it up the rest of the way with our designers posting their projects today.

Pam Hornschu

Laura Drahozal

Lyn Bernatovich

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Bray

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

Our team sometimes posts Thursday for our Dreamweaver spotlight that also includes our theme for the week. If you haven’t seen those gorgeous samples, they really are worth hopping over to check them out on this blog post!

Dreamweaver Thursday: Wild and Wonderful

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Pam Hornschu here! It is so awesome when we have a weekly challenge that we can really sink our teeth into, and this week is one of those…almost literally! We’ve been celebrating all things wild with Stampendous and Dreamweaver, which is not difficult at all! So many creatures, new and old, in both lines of product, with perfect backgrounds to coordinate. I happened to have a bonus creation with oodles of wild color, and couple of critters, and great Dreamweaver backgrounds. Oh…and a Dreamweaver Umbrella…’cuz every frog and hummingbird need an umbrella!

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Dreamweaver Umbrella, Rain Background, Petals Background, Picasso Tool (for clouds!), Nested Frames Dies


Let’s see what our Dreamweaver girls are wildly posting today…

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Kristine Reynolds

Don’t forget, many of our wild Stampendous girls are posting today as well. Check them out HERE!

Wild Wild Wednesday

We are getting into the rhythm of being on this wild adventure of spotting our PenPattern animals in the world “wild” web. Each stamp comes in wood mount or cling rubber mount to meet the needs of our valuable customers.

We’ve seen the wading hippo, and eye catching frog on Monday. Tuesday we spotted the posing giraffe and a lucky elephant that made our crafty fingers itch to use some of our vibrant colors. You will want to check out those posts if you missed them, because there are some amazing samples and a video too!

P267 PenPattern Zebra Wood Mount Stamp

Our PenPattern Zebra may seem like all the doodles have naturally been done, but there is still a coat of many colors to be added and even a chance to doodle in color between those stripes! The choice is up to you to decide, liven up a birthday card, or scrapbook page with a realistic zebra or one in magical rainbow technicolor.

This wild birthday card is showing our PenPattern Zebra in it’s natural beauty just slightly colored for effect, because colorist and class instructor Jennie Lin Black who created this sweet card, definitely knows just the right amount of color to add to an image. I guess this time her advice would be less is more!

PenPattern Zebra by Jennie Lin Black

There is one more four-legged wild animal to see on our adventure today, it is PenPattern Lion surveying his pride and maybe waiting for a few majestic doodle lines to be added to his mane.  You can imagine him as well in all sorted kinds of tangles and doodles, colors and patterns that will create such a great card with some of our Wild Saying Perfectly Clear Stamps for the voice behind the lion.

W147 PenPattern Lion Wood Mount Stamp

Designer Pam Hornschu posted her PenPattern Lion card on Monday and we just think it’s the cat’s meow of cards of our lion, so we are showing it off here on our blog as well. Just look at those special freckle doodles all over, it’s really a brilliant doodle idea! She also mixed in some Dreamweaver I-Beam stencil and Monstera Leaf die to make this card quite fantastic.

PenPattern Lion by Pam Hornschu

Here is the line up of projects from our safari design crew today, We know you are going to love them!

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Let’s Go Wild

This week we are embarking on a journey to see the wonderful wild animals that are new to the Stampendous PenPattern collection. You might just want to grab your safari gear, because it is going to be a week of adventure and wonder!

Our first stop is to see this wading hippopotamus that is a great image to doodle in the open spaces or color him in a fun and interesting way.

PenPattern Hippo Rubber Stamp
M324 PenPattern Hippo Wood Stamp

This hippo card by Janelle is making the blues go away with a neatly colored purple hippo using Chameleon Pens and a sentiment from Loving Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to cheer up someone for the day.

PenPattern Hippo by Janelle Stollfus

Our posing frog is all eyes for a few doodles, even the lily pad is a perfect open space for doodles to take float. Enjoy a frog in many different colors and styles with a combination of color and doodles. Now who can resist that face?

Q214 PenPattern Frog Wood Mounted Stamp

One particular colorist, Jennie Lin Black, couldn’t resist and made a gorgeous monoprint paper to tame the vibrant markings of this exotic colored frog. She even added some texture with a combination of Frantage Color Fragments

Jennie used a great sentiment for her card that is part of our Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. It is a great companion to all of our wild animals this week with 16 different sentiments, some for a great chuckle to go along with your doodled wild animal, plus you can never be without a clawed paw print for added emphasis to your card.

SSC1226 Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

Are you ready for a wild tour across landscape of our designer’s blog this week? Let’s head on our adventurous safari tour with these talented guides today!

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Wow! Our Design Team Rocks

Our team had so much fun this week with our Doodlie-Doo theme that we need to run an updated link list for today posts just so you won’t miss out on any of these fabulous projects!

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Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday Post)

Lyn Bernatovich (Thursday)

Lyn Bernatovich

Louise Healy (Thursday Post)

Louise Healy

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Pam Bray

Lea Kimmel

Laura Drahozal (Thursday Post)

Laura Drahozal

Thanks for stopping by all their blogs and leaving them some comment love, we sure do love these designers and all the great projects they create for us!

There is going to be so much fun next week we want you to come back and check out our collaboration with Faber-Castell’s Design Memory Craft team and some new to us products!

PenPatterns Starter

Need a little doodle starter? We have just what you need!

Our PenPattern line of stamps are just the ticket to have some fun doodling into a fun stamped shapes. These stamps have sections already built into them so all there is left to do is fill them up with fun little doodles. It’s possible to continue doodling with the swirls and dashes around the edges of the stamps so there is no end to your doodle starter stamped image.

(L to R) PenPattern Cake, PenPattern Conch, PenPattern Petal, PenPattern Cat and PenPattern Flutter

You can see how easy it is to create the doodles inside of the lines of these images by looking at some great projects by Kristine Reynolds. This first project uses the PenPattern Conch Stamp where Kristine added so many fun doodles to the curves of the shell.

Q196_H292_KR_800-300x232Another fantastic sample by Kristine is this Artist Trading Block from our hop with Eileen Hull and the Inspiration Team. Kristine uses PenPattern Flutter and some simple zentangle motifs to fill it in quickly. On two more sides of the block you’ll find PenPattern Petal and each petal has some sweet additions. You can see in the photo that the petals have small sweet flowers on them with some simple rippling lines in the flowers center to doodlie doo these images to a new level.
A super cool anniversary card is created with the PenPattern Cake stamp and Penned Anniversary to share the best wishes for another year together. The PenPattern Cake looks like a dream of a cake!

It’s time to see who has a doodlie doo project to share with you on their blog today.

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

We have more PenPattern Stamps on our website that are fabulous for accents or ready to color and loads of fun project samples to see on each page! We’ll be sharing again soon in the coming weeks with more PenPatterns to get you inspired to pull out the pens and coloring tools.


A Doodlie-Doo To You

We have a fun week ahead of us with a chance to fill in some empty spaces with doodling! If you have a little time on your hands to try something new or maybe feeling a bit stressed lately and need to unwind, we have some doodle centric Stampendous and Dreamweaver products that will fit a doodler’s dream.  

We’ve been sharing our Dreamweaver Stencils in a weekly post on Thursday that goes along with either the theme of the week or anything goes so we can keep you inspired and familiar with all the great uses these quality stencils provide and today we are adding doodling to your tool belt.

It’s easy! Lay a stencil over some paper, trace and then doodle to your content. 

Chunky Tools is a fun stencil with good lines to get you started with patterns of doodles.

DWLG761 Large Chunky Tools Stencil

Wayne Harlow, one of the founders of Dreamweaver Stencils and a certified Zentangle teacher, has amazing samples that we are sharing today. This sample with Chunky Tools makes texture come alive in the tool handles. Just think of all the fun ways you can fill in the space.

Chunky Tools by Wayne Harlow
A perfect fantasy stencil for doodling in your style is the Dreamweaver Stencils Fairy. Imagine the fun you can make with the wings!

DWLG762 Fairy Stencil
Another fabulous example by Wayne Harlow using the Fairy that’s nearly perfect you would think the stencil came with the oval pattern in the wings already!

Fairy Stencil by Wayne Harlow
There’s so much great detail on a feather and using a stencil for the outline can help make up your own fabulous design with doodles and tangles.

DWLG760 Feather Stencil
Wayne changed each section of the feather into incredible detail designs.

Feather by Wayne Harlow

Now it’s time to see who has a doodlie doo project to share with you on their blog today.

Louise Healy

Easter Eggsamples

Our theme this week has been egg-straordinary and today there are two more stamps that are great egg-samples of different eggs we have in our basket.

This amazing imperial-style egg is certainly good enough for a Russian Czar and once colored will be an exquisite card or framed piece for Easter. Use some creativity and you can use it for more than a holiday project.

Fabulous Egg Rubber Stamp

Take a look at this impressive resin charm made by Asia King where she used her creative eye to make this stamp the focus of a smaller canvas.

Fabulous Egg Charm by Asia King

The “in” egg of papercrafts and artful meditation is to doodle or color in repeating patterns and we’ve got an eggs-ellent Easter stamp to get you started.

PenPattern Eggs Rubber Stamp

Here’s a fresh card made with PenPattern Eggs from design team member Janelle. She was clearly on a roll, coloring them so nicely.

PenPattern Eggs by Janelle Stollfus

Ready for more projects from some eggsperts in our theme week?

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Amy Hurley-Purdie (2nd project)

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus


Dreaming of Fluttering Designs

Butterflies have such a wonderful pattern of fluttering around, just thinking about it will lift your spirits. If only they would sit still long enough to enjoy their beautiful design. So here are two more projects from the Stampendous team.

Fran perfectly designed this card with the fluttering of wings from PenPattern Butterflies Set and an amazing Creative Palette monoprint.

PenPattern Butterflies Card by Fran Seiford

We love the pendant Wendy Price created back in October with the Butterflies Die set and HHH Enterprises jewelry finding. We’ve linked her blog post to the photo below if you want to go check it out. It’s truly gorgeous!

Butterfly Die Pendant by Wendy Price

Are you ready to flutter on over and see some fabulous designs by our designers? We thought so.

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu