The New Block for an Artist

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Welcome to our “Block Party” week where creativity has many dimensions!

Artist trading blocks provide a multi-dimensional canvas for your artistic expression.  It’s never been easier to create, collect and share your style with Stampendous stamps and Essentials!

The creativity of a collaboration provides new ways of designing with the same styles you love from Stampendous and new product partners that complement so well together. Of course, we love playing with new toys so it’s a win-win for all of us.

There is a striking line up of designers posting today and we know that you’re going to love more inspiration so let’s get started “block” hopping through them. Did we mention there are prizes for you hoppers?

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We have prizes!!!  We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW!

If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

We’ve extended the commenting time to accommodate designers posting projects that received their Stampendous products through slow mail. So we’ve extended the deadline a whole extra week to give us, you and the designers time to enjoy the collaboration projects from the “block party” hop. The comment deadline will be Sunday, March 8th. We will continue posting links as we receive them from the Inspiration Team, so be sure to keep checking back. You get one entry for every comment, so you don’t want to miss the chance to leave a thoughtful comment on each project. For those who tend to get lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” link list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.

Here are today’s participating designers -

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Lea Kimmel

Pam Hornschu

Eileen Hull

Amy Bowerman

Tracy Evans

Lisa Hoel

Nicole Wright

 

Stay connected for future collaborations, news and updates!

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Ingenuity Comes in All Sizes

Being vertically challenged is a moment by moment feat, these mice find ways around those obstacles by involving those friends. Today we have some mice that are not only using their ingenuity they are plotting a revenge.

Amy Hurley-Purdie designed the most delightful version of this stamp, we’re sharing it with her permission because it’s so sweet! Thank you Amy, we’ll send you to her blog when she posts it so you can let her know how much you love it, too! For now you can click on the caption to see how she made this card.

Get ready for some amazing mice projects!

Pam Hornschu and again here

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Rhea Weigand and here

Kristine Reynolds

 

And, in case you’re not visiting and entering regularly, you should really pop over to the House-Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge! The challenge this month is “Friendship”, so you’ve got the inspiration you need! Click HERE to check out their design team inspiration and find out more!

 

Nursery Blocks Just Grew Up

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We are so excited to be working with Eileen Hull’s Scoreboards™ box die along with the Artist’s Trading Block Inspiration Team to create some fun and inspiring multi-dimensional art, we’re like children playing with nursery blocks.

These artists blocks are one of the easiest ways to pop up your creative canvas from the convenience of a die cut, eliminating the need for a craft knife and straight edge rule. Once the mat board is die cut, look how easy it is to put together.

 

We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!! We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW!

If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

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We know you won’t want to miss a single creation in this hop, and the Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team has several members that live outside the United States, so it took a while for them to get their products from us. We need to give them time to post and you time to comment, so the comment deadline will be Sunday, March 8th. A whole extra week! We will continue posting links as we receive them from the Inspiration Team, so be sure to keep checking back. You get one entry for every comment, so you don’t want to miss the chance to leave a thoughtful comment on each project. For those who tend to get lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” link list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.

Here are the designer’s participating today —

Tenia Nelson

Shelly Hickox

Michelle Zerull

Eileen Hull’s Blog

 

Stay connected online with this week’s product partner’s and never miss news and updates from them. Here are all the ways to stay in touch with your favorite “block party” companies.

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These Blocks Stack Up Well

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Come explore art on all sides as we bring technique and style together.  These are the building blocks of creativity after all.  Learn new ways to create within your current style and find inspiration to try something new.

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At Stampendous we had an opportunity to meet Eileen as she traveled around the country teaching classes in her vintage trailer, Scotty. She stopped by our place, and we decided a collaboration was in order. She let us have a trading block die and each Stampendous designer received enough premium matboard (Thanks, Sizzix!!) to create two blocks for our January Catalog.  Talk about being shoved “out of the box”!

Of course our team met the challenge with skill and creativity! And the creations began to flow in! We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!!  We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW! If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

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We know you won’t want to miss a single creation in this hop, and the Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team has several members that live outside the United States, so it took a while for them to get their products from us. We need to give them time to post and you time to comment, so the comment deadline will be Sunday, March 8th. A whole extra week! We will continue posting links as we receive them from the Inspiration Team, so be sure to keep checking back. You get one entry for every comment, so you don’t want to miss the chance to leave a thoughtful comment on each project. For those who tend to get lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” link list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.

Here are today’s participating designers —

Asia King

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Bray

House-Mouse Friends and Fun!

It’s easy to give a friend a little lift when they receive a card from you with a House-Mouse and Friends design on them. This week our little meeces will come out to play with their friends on design team projects for a great time of fun.

Maxwell and Amanda are helping out a friend in this entertaining stamp design and it just might be worth the boost for a taste of that prized garnish too.

Martini Mice are creating a splash on Monika Thomas color spot card. Isn’t that genius of Monika to color only the olive!

And these mice friends are sharing some fun projects today, too!

Jamie Martin

Jennifer Dove

 

Block Party Week Starts Today!

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We are having a “Block Party” and everyone’s invited!

This week Stampendous is joining the Inspiration Team from Eileen Hull Designs where we are encouraged to think outside the “block” and create with the Scoreboards™ XL Square Box Die designed by this incredibly talented artist.

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Artist and Designer Eileen Hull has been crafting her whole life, and for the last decade has focused on designing products for crafters. Her signature line of ScoreBoards™ dies for Sizzix have created some fantastic tools that have gone far beyond what even she envisioned when designing them. One of these has given birth to the Artist Trading Block. Designed as a box die with the possibility for a positionable window in one side, this tool has taken off and given rise to some of the most creative projects imaginable. With the help of Amy Bowerman she has assembled a team of designers that can take each of her new products to the limits and beyond. To quote their site, The Artists on the Block.

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We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!!  We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW! If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

We know you won’t want to miss a single creation in this hop, and the Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team has several members that live outside the United States, so it took a while for them to get their products from us. We need to give them time to post and you time to comment, so the comment deadline will be Sunday, March 8th. A whole extra week! We will continue posting links as we receive them from the Inspiration Team, so be sure to keep checking back. You get one entry for every comment, so you don’t want to miss the chance to leave a thoughtful comment on each project. For those who tend to get lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” link list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.

Here are today’s participating designers –

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Connect with this week’s collaboration partner’s for continuous news, updates and inspiration!

Shop Stampendous  *  Stampendous Blog
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Eileen Hull Blog  *  Shop Eileen Hull Sizzix Dies
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The Artists on the Block Blog
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The Cat’s Meow Friday Video

Start the air popper and get some corn popping because we have a Friday video just for you! Before the video gets rolling take the time to see what our designers are sharing on their blogs today and also if you’ve missed seeing earlier posts on MONDAY and WEDNESDAY for more fabulous projects this week.

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

 

The cat’s whiskers of coloring videos, Fran Seiford shares how to color these kitties from our October 2014 catalog with even a tip on stretching the feline fur factor for long hair and full coated versions.

We had so much fun sharing or kitty cats with you this week and come back next week to see some exciting new projects that are out of the box awesome!

 

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