Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

 

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fall 2017 Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop! At Stampendous we are always excited when we can join in with this super fun event. Last Spring over 1,000 people linked up to this wonderful hop. There’s a lot of coffee loving card makers out there!

We’ll be offering a prize for them this time. It’s our Laurel Burch Tea Cup and our Laurel Burch Dream Wish Sentiment. We think they go great together like coffee and… oh…. anything!

REMEMBER: the prizes aren’t for commenting, they are for making a coffee/tea themed project, posting it online, and linking it to their blog. They will choose the winner and tell us where to send it. The winner can choose wood mounted or Cling Rubber stamps and must have a U.S. mailing address.

 

We have some awesome samples using these super festive stamps! Take a look:

Laurel Burch Tea Cup and Dream Wish

Don’t you love the background on that first card??? Here’s how Fran did it!

 

And of course you can get this super dramatic look for yourself! Just download our Laurel Burch Coloring Guide and start creating art! (and don’t forget to grab a cup of coffee first!)

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Summer’s Last Vacation

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We’re celebrating One Last Summer Vacation here at Stampendous, a quick getaway before the bustle of school starting and the holidays approaching is completely on us. (This is a warning, by the way, that holiday cards are coming quickly to our blog!) Those last days of relaxation and travel, how have you spent them in a memorable way? We’ll be giving away one of our Pink Your Life Whisper Friends Beach Day sets of Perfectly Clear Stamps to one lucky commenter this week. Please share a great summer story with us!

You can catch up with all the rules and things from our MONDAY post, if you missed it. As well as some great inspiration from our Design Team. And they’ve got more to share with you today! Check out these Summer Fun projects from the team below. Be sure to leave them some love on their blogs.

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Bunny Hoyle

Of course, Stampendous has LOTS of ways to help you celebrate Summer! Here are just a few of the great images we have for this family time of year! You can find all of our stamps in the Travel Category  and the Summer Category of our website.

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One Last Summer Vacation – Plus Winners!

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At Stampendous we can see the end of Summer approaching as the kids all get ready to go back to school. Several areas have already started their Fall Semesters.

We think it’s time for One Last Summer Vacation. And we know you’ll agree. One lucky winner can document his or her vacation with our Pink Your Life Whisper Friends Beach Day set. This darling set contains so many fun little stamps from the pen of Nicoletta Zanella.  And you can see in our banner above how adorably it works with our Waves Stencil and regular stencil paste.

Leave us a comment this week telling us about your favorite summer vacation! Sorry, U.S. winners only (although we’d love to hear about ANY of your vacations!) Official Rules live HERE.

We have some awesome Summer Vacation ideas from our design team here, be sure to hop by and give them some love as well.

 

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynoles

Janelle Stollfus

 

And WINNERS!

We have a winner to receive our House-Mouse Designs School Mice Cling Rubber stamp! That winner is…

Lisa

(from Lisa’s Everyday Life.)

Just drop us an email at submissions@stampendous.com, Lisa, giving us your mailing info, and we’ll arrange to have it shipped immediately.

 

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Laurel Burch’s Art Themes – Writings and Thoughts

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The Laurel Burch Studios Blog has recently discovered and begun to share some of Laurel Burch’s writings about her various artworks.

They recently shared Ocean Songs about the very underwater images we brought to you in our April Catalog.

Laurel was as eloquent a writer as she was an artist. We really think you’ll enjoy following along with their blog series featuring her writing about her art.

 

 

Laurel Burch Fish Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
Laurel Burch Fish Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

 

Want to play with Laurel’s images? Check out all the stamp designs on our website HERE.

 

 

 

 

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Gone to the Dogs (and Cats)! – Friday

At Stampendous this week we’re celebrating the wonderful Dogs and Cats in our lives. We hope you’ve been commenting on our posts and our Design Team posts, because we’re giving away one set of our new Laurel Burch Dog Park Stamps and the coordinating Dog Park Cutting Dies this week.  We’ll take comments until Sunday night, then draw a winner on Monday. Tell us about your pets when you comment.

We want to remind you today, that there are lots of greetings and sentiments that are perfect for pairing with our great dog and cat stamps. Here’s a look:

We’ve really enjoyed this week with all of you sharing about your favorite fur people! We thought it would be fun to share with you our owner, Fran Seiford’s, own fur baby, Beaver! He’s a sweetie who loves to climb on the keyboard right while she’s making great art for our stamp images. He also gets to be the stylish model for some of our kitty stamps!

Fran's Cat, Beaver

 

And this is Avonlea, she’s Fran’s “great-niece”, and lives with Fran’s human niece, Anne Smallwood. She’s a curious little thing who plopped right down to have her photo taken when she found out about this blog series.

Avonlea Kitty

 

And our Design Team has one more round of cards to post for our Gone to the Dogs (and Cats)! theme week. Stop by and give them some love:

Louise Healy

 

 

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Part of Your World 4: Yo Ho, Yo Ho Friday

Yo, ho, me hearties! Today is our last of the pirate adventure with Pink Your Life Whisper Friends. We’ve had quite an adventure with treasures yet to be won and if you’ve missed one of our earlier posts this week, you’ll be able to catch up with links at the end of our post! Come back next week as we’ll travel Where the Wild Things Are for our theme week!

 

SSCP111 Whisper Friends Pirates Perfectly Clear Stamps

Our buccaneer’s in the newest Whisper Friends Pirates Perfectly Clear Stamp Set includes are sailing for adventure with plenty of images to create a fun scene all on its own or coordinates well with other Pink Your Life stamps for oodles of projects!

We couldn’t help putting together a few more products with the beach theme to end our Part of Your World series. Just imagine these little feet on a beach taking its first steps along the shore. Pair this stencil with our Beach 5-Jar Embossing Powder Kit for a real fantastic beach look.

DWLS95 Baby Feet Metal Stencil

And this Clipper Ship with lively waves would make a swift project for any stencil technique! Stop by a few of our projects pages below for ideas!

DWLG763 Clipper Ship Metal Stencil

Ready for some pirate inspiration? Here are designers participating in today’s hop –

Pam Bray

Lea Fritts

Keep on the adventure with posts you may have missed earlier this week!

Monday

Stampendous Blog

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

 

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

 

Part of Your World 4: Yo Ho, Treasures!

We are back, mateys, with a little treasure between pirate lad and lassie! Nicoletta Zanella illustrator and creator of Whisper Friends from Pink Your Life created these pirate stamps with tons of character that are so fun to color!

Each stamp has a background scene and appears as though one has stayed back as the Lookout while the other found the loot, both with so many fun coloring opportunities!

Speaking of opportunity, there is a Whisper Friends Pirates Perfectly Clear Stamp Set to give to THREE commenters! Comment here on our blog and that of the designers participating in our pirate theme week! Deadline to comment is June 4, 2017, at midnight Pacific Time. US winners only. See Official Contest Rules for details.

Ready for some pirate inspiration? Here are designers participating in today’s hop –

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Part of Your World 4: Yo Ho, Yo Ho!

Ahoy, me hearties! It’s the last week in our Part of Your World series with a pirate’s life for us! We are highlighting the fabulous pirate stamps from Pink Your Life!

We have some swag for our blog hop this week with Whisper Friends Pirates Perfectly Clear Stamp Set to give to THREE commenters! Comment here on our blog and that of the designers participating in our pirate theme week! Deadline to comment is June 4, 2017, at midnight Pacific Time. US winners only. See Official Contest Rules for details.

Let us know what your favorite theme was in our series, your favorite products or projects and join in the fun of our theme this week by telling us in your best pirate talk. To check out our themes just search for Part of Your World and you’ll find blog posts that showcase products from our April 2017 catalog release about Mermaids, sea creatures, beach life and more!

Ready for some pirate inspiration? Here are designers participating in today’s hop –

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

Part of Your World 3: Anchors Aweigh!

Nautical Anchor by Dee Adams

This week has been about coastline views and activities on the shore but next week be on the lookout for more treasure, ye mateys! Until then let’s anchor aweigh with more fantastic sea and beach themed stamps!

SSC1261 Nautical Anchor Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

We had two maritime Perfectly Clear Stamp Set in our April 2017 catalog. We shared Nautical Treasures last week to you in this post and today is Nautical Anchor with wonderful phrases and images for a masculine style card or project.  Here are some fabulous projects from our design team using this set perfect for your seafaring friends and family!

And our week isn’t complete without the beloved characters of House-Mouse Designs and their playful side to getting some sunshine in their day!

We have a great little sentiment that goes well with these sunbathing mice or anytime you want to add a smile to someone’s day.

PYL Hammock by Louise Healy

And to wrap up our week of inspiration, stop by our designer’s blogs today to see their fabulous projects for our theme week and be sure to check out our other posts from this week for more inspiration and ideas!

Pam Bray
Lea Fritts
Jamie Martin
Lea Fritts (Wednesday Post)

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Alison Heikkila
Kristine Reynolds

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy
Kristine Reynolds

Part of Your World 3: Warm on the Sand

SSCP110 Whisper Friends Beach Day Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

What would I pay, To spend a day, Warm on the sand!

We might have a view of sailboats and surfers, seashells and beach huts, too with Pink Your Life stamps by artist Nicoletta Zanella.

For a day at the beach, Nicoletta provides all that is necessary to enjoy the ocean and stay cozy on the shore in our Beach Day Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.  Check out the versatility with these stamps from our designer’s projects that go from pastels to grunge hues!

Assemble your scene from Beach Day or make it easier with these stamps, too!

Enjoy a stroll on the beach, a sunset nap or catch a wave in these stamps sized just right for a greeting card. Or add these fun beach activities to a scrapbook page, as table decor or a party theme invitation!

Accent any shore with the look of real sand using our Golden Sand Embossing Enamel! Kristine used it on her Beach Girl (below) and Beach Day (shown above) cards for a great effect. Find our embossing powder in a single jar or in a 5-Jar Beach kit in the Opaque Embossing Powders category of our website.

PYL Beach Girl by Kristine Reynolds

We have more great beach inspiration from our designers today with Pink Your Life!

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Lea Fritts