Memories By the Sea

Time to pack up our things here by the sea or beach and relax for the weekend, because we’ll be back on Monday with a few products relating to our new tree stamps from the April 2015 catalog!

Our design team was busy all week with not only our theme, but also a couple of collaboration hops with Spellbinders and May Arts. What an eventful week and I bet they were excited to see all the great friends and fans of Stampendous stop by and leave some delightful comments about their projects. They did an amazing job this week and we couldn’t have done it without their projects and your attendance, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts for stopping by to say hi!

If you weren’t able to catch all the festivities this week and have some time this weekend, you can still jump through the hops for inspiration and some of the hop prizes are still open for commenting. Here are the links for our hops this week. Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop 2015  on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Our week long hop with May Arts on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5.

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W144 Seashell Jar Wood Stamp

If we could take a part of the beach with us it would probably be in one of the trendiest containers around these days. Our Seashell Jar stamp is just the image to remind us of our time by the sea, or beach.

Here’s glimspe of the cards from this week using Seashell Jar in so many different coloring mediums. They all turned out so fabulous!
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Now for the last projects for our time by the sea theme. Stop by and say hi if you haven’t already, we think they are pretty awesome.

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Lyn Bernatovich

Pam Bray

Alison Heikkila

Pam Hornschu

Laura Drahozal

Louise Healy

Stampendous and May Arts Blog Hop

 

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It’s been a fabulous week with May Arts, we sure have had a great time creating and sharing what we love to do and thanks for hopping along with such thoughtful comments. Today is a traditonal big hop day with the Stampendous team because with everyone back for a second round of inspiration! Before we begin along the hop we have a few samples from past catalogs that show how creative you can get with May Arts awesome ribbons, cords and embellishments.

Need a stroke of paint? Ribbons will fill in just perfect! Project Page HERE.

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HappyHoppers™ Easter Bunny by Jennifer Dove

Fancy up a pumpkin for Halloween? Sparkling with Bats Damask a trail of Leaf ribbon will complete the design. Project Page HERE.

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Damask Bats Pumpkin by Kristine Reynolds

But what about the home of our PenPattern Fish? Try more Leaf Ribbon and a few strands of Loose Braid Ribbon. Project Page HERE.

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PenPattern Fish by Lea Kimmel

Tie a flower bunch together in gingham ribbon with painted ribbon to create a great mixed media card. Project Page HERE.

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Kaffee Klatsch by Janelle Stollfus

Turn your scrapbook sentiments into gifts with bows on o’s. (That was so fun to say.) Project Page HERE.

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Santa Collage Scrapbook Page by Wendy Price

Enjoy our hop today, have fun and oh yeah, comment for a chance to win prizes.

Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!

There are Stampendous prize packages up for grabs. THREE US commenters  will receive a prize of their choice in any one roll of ribbon from May Arts and a $20 reward card. Tell us what state you live in when you comment. Stampendous Official Rules.

Be sure to stop by the May Arts blog each day, because they are having a prize also! How’s that for an amazing week of prizes!

If you are just joining us for the hop today, welcome! This is our fifth day of the hop and you can start back at the beginning of the week if you’re interested. Here are the links for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For our Stampendous friends who have been hopping all week here is the entire design team prepared to wow you for one more day!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Louise Healy

Asia King

Laura Drahozal

Lyn Bernatovich

Jamie Martin

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Tenia Nelson

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

May Arts Blog

Stenciling with Stampendous and May Arts Ribbons

 

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May Arts has a ribbon lady, owner and original ribbonista Bethney, who sources only the best in trendy, high quality ribbon and in every color and size possible. It would be a shock if we didn’t have just the right ribbon to add to our project, our creativity finds new ways to use ribbon on our projects and so we sometimes stamp and stencil on them!

At the beginning of the year we acquired the awesome Dreamweaver Stencils Company from our long time friends, Lynell and Wayne Harlow, and we are still so excited about the possibilities with these quality metal stencils and so many different ways to use them.

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It’s feasible to stencil embossing paste onto ribbon for a special sentiment banner (left and bottom right. credit: Pam Hornschu and Lynell Harlow respectively) or even sponge ink through a stencil to create coordinating ribbon (top right, credit: Pam Hornschu). We get excited thinking about different coloring and stenciling mediums to use stencils on our ribbons with diff coloring mediums that would work with this basic method. Today is our regular Dreamweaver Stencils feature day posting later on our blog, so it’s possible our designers projects will include  some stencil work that are sure to inspire.

Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!

There are Stampendous prize packages up for grabs, too. THREE US commenters  will receive a prize of their choice in any one roll of ribbon from May Arts and a $20 reward card. Tell us what state you live in when you comment. Stampendous Official Rules.

Be sure to stop by the May Arts blog each day, because they are having a prize also! How’s that for an amazing week of prizes!

Let’s get started on our hop today with these fabulous designers and their ribbon fun projects!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Laura Drahozal

Louise Healy

Pam Hornschu

Alison Heikkila

Tenia Nelson

Lea Kimmel

Lyn Bernatovich

May Arts Blog

Coral Trees Go by on Seahorse Rides

Our theme, By The Sea, is shaping up to be a nice relaxing week with sailing on Monday and a cozy place to rest on Tuesday Let’s take a dive into the sea today with Seahorse Rides, a new stamp from the April 2015 Catalog available now at your local or online store. This noble mermaid and regal seahorse might be taking a journey through the sea or appearing in a grand show of splendor. Who know what they will find and your imagination is only the beginning to where they will go and do.

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R226 Seahorse Ride Wood Mount Stamp

Maybe our Seahorse rider might find this Coral Tree along the way and stop for a rest. This stamp is really quite versatile. It could be added as plant life to a fish bowl with our Goldfish Pair or make a haunted backdrop to Witchy Dance for a spooky scene.

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V307 Coral Tree Wood Mount Stamp

We have some fabulous projects this week using these stamps so be on the look out for them in our theme week links and our hops with Spellbinders and May Arts.

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Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

These designer’s are also playing along in our hops with May Arts or Spellbinders today with our By the Sea theme. That’s a great combination if you ask me!

Asia King

Janelle Stollfus

Have you seen our April 2015 Catalog? It’s a source for every product that’s in our What’s New section of our website. You can see product number, name and a sample or two for inspiration and ideas. You can also find more of our catalogs on our website in the “About Us” section where you can browse each catalog online. Go to “Browse Our Print Catalogs Online” to browse our January catalog for the complete line of products we carry.

Crafty Streams of Ribbons

 

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We are on our way to a ribbon finish blog hop with May Arts and the Ribbonistas Design Team this week. Each day we are wrapping up all of our projects with pretty bows made with May Arts Ribbon, of course! May Arts ribbon is an extremely generous sponsor for us here at Stampendous and our Design Team is absolutely in love with their gorgeous ribbons, cords, strings and specialty items. You’ll find loads of beautiful May Arts quality ribbon on all our samples.

Did you know? May Arts has a new online retail store so now these high quality on-trend ribbons are a fantastic resource to everyone! Take some time to check out the store before the end of the week and see if you can spot some of the fine products our designers are sporting on their summertime projects.

All week you’ve got a chance to check out our Design Team Inspiration as well as the Ribbonistas over at the May Arts Blog.  Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!

There are Stampendous prize packages up for grabs. THREE US commenters  will receive a prize of their choice in any one roll of ribbon from May Arts and a $20 reward card. Tell us what state you live in when you comment. Stampendous Official Rules.

Be sure to stop by the May Arts blog each day, because they are having a prize also! How’s that for an amazing week of prizes!

If you are just now joining our hop with May Arts you can also jump back to our posts on Monday and Tuesday for some fabulous inspiration. If you’ve been hopping with us so far let’s start checking out these ribbon-inspired creations from our designers and then jump on over to May Arts blog for more!

Asia King

Janelle Stollfus

May Arts Blog

Spellbinders Product Partner Summer Hop

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Welcome to our stop on the Spellbinders’ Summer Road Trip Partner Hop

It has been a pleasure to join Spellbinders and many other fine companies in this third time of Spellbinders’ Partner Blog Hop. Each day travelers are taking a crafty road trip to see some pretty fantastic points of interest along the way and gathering up memories of inspiration to take home a craft up on their own. We are so glad you stopped in for some inspiration during your hop travels.

Spellbinders sets a special route of featured partners for site-seeing and today along with us at Stampendous you will also see featured companies like Canvas CorpScrapbook Adhesives by 3L, and DCWV. We hope you’ve been hopping with Spellbinders already, but if you just started today you can also catch their other featured routes on Day 1 and Day 2.

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Spellbinders is giving away some spectacular prizes during the hop! There will be three daily prizes and one grand prize! See Spellbinders’ official contest rules.

We love our Stampendous fans, so here on our blog we will have some fun prizes as well. Three lucky winners will win one $20 Rewards Cards to go shopping on our website! To be eligible, you must be a US or Canadian resident, comment on our blog and that of each Stampendous designer’s blog posts each day of the hop and tell us in what state you live. Stampendous Official Contest Rules apply.

Wait! Do you live in Australia? You could have a chance at a prize from our distributor down under, The Stencil Specialists, for commenting on our blog and designers blogs during the three day hop. Wow! This is going to be a win-win for our fans! Please make sure you add the region you live in when you comment.

Deadline to comment is Thursday, July 2nd 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time. A winner will be announced Friday July 3, 2015. If you are just stopping in today, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on all the inspiration from our posts on Monday and Tuesday to comment on our design teams crafty projects.

There are some must see spots while you are in the neighborhood starting with our featured designers, but we also have some more designer inspiration, too! Enjoy and we’ll see you again in the crafty web soon.

Feature Designer – Tenia Nelson

Feature Designer – Lyn Bernatovich

Laura Drahozal

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Kimmel

Asia King

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A Stroll By The Sea Tuesday

It’s a great day at the beach  as we continue our shore theme with Seaside Chair Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. This set include chair, umbrella, drinks and beach surroundings for a great beach scene. It also includes lots of expressive sentiments to finish off your project.

 

 

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SSC1225 Seaside Chair Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

If one seaside chair isn’t enough we have you covered with different angles in our Single and Pair Adirondack stamps. All three of these stamp options will have you creating a relaxing card or scrapbook page by the seaside or in your backyard.

Here’s Single Adirondack Stamp, that has all the relaxation built right in to the image. It’s a sign to sit back with a cool summer drink on a hot summer day.

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Q210 Single Adirondack Wood Stamp

Debbie Cole, artist consultant and decorative painter designed this amazing wire basket with a reverse image of Single Adirondack and the complementing Adirondack Pair Stamp. This is an amazing art piece and captures that seaside relaxation so well. Click on this project to find out how Debbie put this project together.

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Single Adirondack / Adirondack Pair Basket by Debbie Cole

The complement to Single Adirondack is this pair of chairs aptly named, Adirondack Pair Stamp. Just in case you want to scrapbook or put on a card that special getaway with someone special, we have two open seats reserved on the beach ready to color and texture with a beachy twist.

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P253 Adirondack Pair Wood Stamp

Jennie Lin Black has our toes feeling the sand beneath these chairs with an amazing coloring of Adirondack Pair. Love how bright and beach life it looks! She added Relax Enjoy stamp to make sure we did just that. That’s a nice scene, isn’t it. There is a project page just for this card and you can access it one easy click on the image or caption below.

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Adirondack Pair by Jennie Lin Black

We hope you enjoyed the seating arrangements of stamp focus and now our design team is keeping the inspiration waves moving along. Let’s see what’s splashed over on these designers blog today!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Janelle Stollfus

Lovely May Arts Ribbons with Stampendous

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It’s summertime and we’re hopping with inspiration this week with May Arts Ribbon. Open up any one of our catalogs and you’ll see how much we love ribbons. The bigger the better! So it seems only fitting that we have a whole week of creating with all sorts of shiny, soft and colorful ribbons! May Arts ribbon is an extremely generous sponsor for us here at Stampendous and our Design Team is absolutely in love with their gorgeous ribbons, cords, strings and specialty items. You’ll find loads of beautiful May Arts on all our samples.

All week you’ve got a chance to check out our Design Team Inspiration as well as the Ribbonistas over at the May Arts Blog.  Be sure to comment and tell us where you are from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise! We also have it on good authority that May Arts is having a prize giveaway, too!

Let’s check these designers ribbon-inspired creations!

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

May Arts Blog

Spellbinders Product Partner Summer Hop

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It’s day 2 of our hop along with Spellbinders during the Summer Road Trip Partner Hop. Did you enjoy the great inspiration from designers in day one with the new Sapphire products? They sure are fun, so much that our feature designers and team for tomorrow’s hop are excited to bring you inspiration with a Stampendous twist. Just one more day before we do and until then we have some awesome inspiration for you right here on our blog.

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Spellbinders is giving away some spectacular prizes during the hop! There will be three daily prizes and one grand prize! See the official contest rules here.

We love our Stampendous fans, so here on our blog we will have some fun prizes as well. Three lucky winners will win one $20 Rewards Cards to go shopping on our website! To be eligible, you must be a US or Canadian resident, comment on our blog and that of each Stampendous designer’s blog posts each day of the hop and tell us in what state you live. Stampendous Official Contest Rules apply.

If that isn’t enough our Australian friends will have a chance at a prize from our distributor down under, The Stencil Specialists, for commenting on just our blog and designers blogs during the hop. Wow! This is going to be a win-win for our fans! Please make sure you add the region you live in when you comment.

 

Before you start the Partner Blog Hop we have some pretty awesome designers posting their projects using Spellbinders products! Have fun!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Lyn Bernatovich

Pam Bray

Alison Heikkila

Today the hop with Spellbinders starts on the Spellbinders blog and continues with featured companies of the day DecoArt, May Arts,  Xyron and Chameleon Pens, so be sure to stop by and have fun on the hop today!

Now it’s time for the featured Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop!

*Please note, if there is difficulty commenting on any blog, please let us know at submissions@stampendous.com. If the Blog Hop Post isn’t visible when you get to the link, try clicking on the blog header or home button to be taken to the latest post. If you still don’t see it, you may need to scroll down a few posts, sometimes bloggers have more than one event in a day. It’s also possible that the post isn’t live yet, please try back  in a bit if you don’t find it. Due to time zone differences, we’re not all always on the same page. Thanks for your patience and your participation and kind comments.

A Stroll By The Sea

During our events this week you’ll be seeing some nautical themed images from our April 2015 catalog. That means there will be much more beach and sea worthy inspiration for an image than normal from our weekly theme posts. This week lets take that leisurely stroll by the sea and absorb the inspiration from our product focus, By the Sea.

An familiar image can bring up our memories and dreams of a time at the waterside just like our Wind In Sails stamp. Sailboats on the water look so free and charming. It can literally be a lift  to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the sea whether you are watching the vessel float by, taking a ride or using this stamp to sail your way to beautiful scrapbook pages and masculine style cards.

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P261 Wind In Sails Wood Mount Stamp

And just like bringing those memories and dreams back to life, if can change how we see the today in a whole different way. Near the sea the days pass more slowly and leisurely, we sometimes forget what day of the week it is. Add this Near the Sea sentiment in your next scrapbook page to remember the sweet days of your vacation and travels.

 

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L263 Near The Sea Wood Mount Stamp

From our hop with Spellbinders today these two ladies are picking up seashells by the shore. If you haven’t already seen there projects take a peek and add a comment to their post.

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

We have some more great projects just for our theme week that will get your ideas flowing with sea creatures.

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Bray