Beautiful Paris

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The beauty of Paris is famed the world over. Walking her charming streets is the one place in Europe that looks exactly how you’ve always imagined it would look. Small sidewalk cafes, the stunning Tour d’Eiffel, the Champs Elysees! It’s all incredible and awe inspiring. What would you MOST like to see in the City of Lights? We’d love to hear about your favorite Paris memory or dream. We’re giving away three sets of this beautiful stamp set and matching cutting dies this week!  If you missed the chance to comment on Monday, be sure to do so as well as today. Our Official Contest Rules are always HERE.

Vicky Papaioannou Art Journal Paris

We sent our wonderful Paris Bonjour set and the matching dies to the amazing Vicky Papaioannou and she worked her magic, as usual. We just love how she combines products to create a stunning layout. We know you’ll love her little trip to Paris. She also included our new Paris Map 6″X6″ Background Stamp. It’s such a versatile background for any travel-themed creations. Please leave her some love! These gifted artists thrive on your positive comments!

Meanwhile, back home our Design Team has some wonderful things to share using the Paris set, and we have a terrific post from Sue Drees of the House-Mouse Design Team joining us! Be sure to leave some love for all of them!

Louise Healy (shared during sneak peek)

Sue Drees

Janelle Stollfus

 

 

 

 

Bonjour, Paris!

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Welcome to beautiful Paris, where the lights at night are as famous as the food, wine, and world class entertainment. Have you been? Always wanted to go? We’d love to hear how you’d use our wonderful new Cling Paris Bonjour stamp set and matching cutting Dies. We’ll give away three sets this week to US winners, as always the Official Rules are HERE.

Our terrific Design Team have some wonderful inspiration this week that will make you long for a baguette and an accordion ballad. Just take a look at these gorgeous creations:

 

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

and our talented friend

Sharon White

Be sure to stop by and give them all some love and maybe win yourself a une peu de Paris.

 

And we will have some WINNERS from our wonderful commenters on our Autism Blog Hop/Everyday Chicks Week, last week! Winners will be announced Tuesday on Veronica’s blog and then Wednesday we’ll confirm them here, so stay tuned.

 

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!!

A Sunny Easter Giveaway!

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We hope our Sunny Hello has brightened your week. Would you like to win one? We’ll give away three Cling Rubber Sunny Hello stamps to three lucky, US winners. Oooh… you might want to run back to MONDAY and WEDNESDAY to make sure you’ve left a comment. This fun greeting is perfect for any occasion, you’ll use it all year. And with the simple coloring or fancy layering, it’s great for a quick card or when you have more time. And we have another designer sharing today!

Lea Fritts

 

Meanwhile, we certainly hope that all of our fans out there in Stampingland have a wonderful Easter this weekend. Some of our Design Team members have created Easter projects to share with us today. Enjoy! Be sure to come back on Monday for a terrific hop with our Everyday Chicks!!

 

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

 

And remember, our April Catalog is live online today for retail ordering! Be sure to stop by and see all the fun products and the great samples by the team and Fran herself!

Happy Easter!

It’s Still Spring!

Spring Mash Up

Spring is still in the Air at Stampendous! We have lots of great projects left to share with you!

We had so many beautiful, large flowers in our January Catalog, and Fran had so much fun making samples with them. We wanted to share with you some of her creations.

The Fresh Peony and the Coneflower both have wonderful masks/templates/stencil included for free in the package. They also each include a couple wonderful sentiments to make creating a card that much easier. Their matching dies make creating whole bouquets of wonderfulness that much simpler as well.

Here are a few of Fran’s great samples:

 

These samples are all on our website as well. Just head to http://www.stampendous.com and search for Fresh Peony or Coneflower in the search box at the top to see the products and projects featuring these stamps.

Our Design Team also have great samples they haven’t shared yet! Be sure to take a few minutes today to enjoy these great posts from our Design Team and leave them some love!

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

 

 

 

Spring Mash-Up!

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We’re still excited about releasing our new April Catalog for Summer, but we’ve still got some great samples you haven’t seen from our January Spring release. This week our Design team will treat you to all the inspiration from our October and January catalogs that they haven’t posted yet. And it’s a wonderful Spring-a-palooza!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

 

One thing we haven’t shared enough yet, because they’re our favorite thing right now, is our Spring Borders Die Set. Fran herself had an opportunity to play with these this last week, and she created a terrific collection of even more ideas for these wonderful edge dies.

You remember that the set looks like this –

Spring Borders Die Set Packaged
DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies

It has 6 dynamic cutting dies for a huge variety of looks and uses. Well, Fran said, “what if I just get into the stash of scraps we have and go crazy?” She cut a ton of strips and just had a great time layering them on to cards. Card-making doesn’t get easier than this!! It’s all about finding a color story in the scraps you love and just playing with the shapes and patterns.

 

 

Can you spot the Easter bunny??

Glitter papers, adding some white with a greeting here and there, you can even make this the surprise interior of a card with a fun window peeking through!

 

She even used the strips to decorate a hat pattern that she downloaded from the web. Wouldn’t these be a cute project for a little girl’s party!! What fun!

So we have to tell you that the hat above that Fran made is actually sized for her cat, Beaver. We challenged her to get a photo of him wearing it, after all she would have to tie it under his chin, and cats aren’t known for their love of hats… but SHE DID it! And she even got photos!! She’s not even bleeding! Good job, Beaver, such a good sport!!

 

 

You’ll still see a lot of projects using these great border dies in our April catalog as we go, our team just loves them so much! And Fran may just have more ideas as we go along, she’s always thinking of something special. Come back Wednesday for more recap from our January catalog projects!

 

 

We have Winners!

We have some winners to announce from our last few giveaways!

If you see your name, please email us at stamp@stampendous.com and include your U.S. Mailing Address in your email so that we can get your prize right out to you.

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From our recent focus on Andy Skinner’s newest stamps, we have three winners – you need to send us your U.S. Mailing Address plus let us know which one of Andy’s stamp sets you would like to own. You can see all of Andy’s current stamp sets HERE.

We had lots of comments, instagram posts, Pinterest boards, etc… We wrote them all down and gave each one a number. Then with Random.org we drew three winners from the 28 entries:

Amy Martin

Teresa Godines

Marisela Delgado

Congratulations, winners! Please email us at sumbissions@stampendous.com with your info and stamp set choice. FUN!!

 

Our second contest was our House-Mouse Designs™ So Sweet giveaway.

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Three lucky U.S. winners will get our brand new So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set.

Sharon G.

Sue D

SJ Krueg

Thanks so much for commenting and following along with the blog, folks! Be sure to contact us at submissions@stampendous.com so we can get your prizes out to you!

 

Hip, Hip, House-Mouse!

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Hooray for our little friends in mousey grey and brown! This little family is just the cutest thing around, and they’re always having so much fun together. You know they each have personalities and quite the story, and even though you can color them how you like, each one has a color scheme especially for them. Our House-Mouse Designs® Coloring Pages tell you their little story and help you color them to match. You can find those here. Each page can be downloaded as a pdf on your computer to guide you.

The House-Mouse family in our April catalog are celebrating birthdays and babies in addition to Summer. Here are a few more sweeties and some Design Team Sharing.

First up, Mudpie has fallen into a snooze from eating too much birthday cake, and Maxwell has a surprise planned! Those two!!

HMP89 Birthday Mischief
HMP89 Birthday Mischief
Birthday Mischief by Kristine Reynolds

 

HMP94 Birthday Gift
HMP94 Birthday Gift
HMP90 Feeding Baby
HMP90 Feeding Baby

 

You can click on them to check them out on our website. They’re available now at all your favorite stamp stores.

Our Design Team has some great project to share. Remember to comment, because we’re giving away three sets of our So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps to lucky US Winners. (all the details on Monday’s post HERE).

 

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

 

Hooray for House-Mouse Designs®

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We’re blogging this week with our playful friends over at House-Mouse Designs®. We are always so excited when the House-Mouse Design Team from the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog can post along with us. When they do we get more chances to have fun, and you get more chances to win! Pull out any House-Mouse®, HappyHoppers®, or Gruffies® stamp and create a simple card. Then enter it at the challenge blog for a chance to win great prizes. Their challenge this week is Bunnies!

Here on our blog, we’re giving away three of our So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Sets this week to U.S. winners. Check it out on our Monday Post. The Official Rules are always HERE.

Today we want to look at the newest individual House-Mouse Designs® we’ve introduced in your choice of Wood Mounted or Cling Rubber stamps. Today’s images show our favorite mice enjoying Spring in all its glory. You can click on the picture to visit that image on our website.

HMR115 Puddle Jumpers
HMR115 Puddle Jumpers
HMR116 Peony Song
HMR116 Peony Song
HMN01 Willow Climb
HMN01 Willow Climb
HMP84 Juggling Berries
HMP84 Juggling Berries
HMP91 Dragonfly Skateboard
HMP91 Dragonfly Skateboard
HMR117 Dog Ride
HMR117 Dog Ride
HMM20 Petal Paddler
HMM20 Petal Paddler

 

Here are some samples from our Design Team alumnus, Kristine Reynolds. You can click on them to make them larger.

Of course our fabulous Design Team has some inspiration to share with you, too! Stop by and leave them a comment to be entered into our drawing.

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Join us Friday for a look at the birthday, baby and other stamps in this new release.

Spring Borders Die Set – Part III

Spring Borders Die set

We’re moving to the final two dies in our Spring Borders Die Set today! This versatile set is just fantastic for your Spring Project Needs. And don’t worry, you’ll be seeing lots more of this great set as it becomes a Stampendous Classic! In case you missed our previous posts, see them here – MONDAYWEDNESDAY.  You’ll want to leave comments on our posts, and the posts of our Design Team to be eligible to win your own set of Spring Borders Dies! We’ll give away three sets this week and the Official Rules are Always HERE!

The next die from this awesome set is the fanciest of the group. It’s got such an elegant line, you’ll want it for all your flowers and other beautiful stamps. Notice that it only cuts along the top of this image for a lacy edging piece.

 

 

 

 

The final die is a Victorian style edge that works alone, or perfectly mimics the bottom edge of the previous die, allowing you to create a stunning edge piece. This gives you twice the duty from both of these versatile dies!

 

Spring Borders Victorian Edge

 

 

 

Our Design Team has one more round of cards to share with you today. Be sure to comment on their blogs for extra chances to win! And keep your eyes open as we continue to share with our newest images! You’ll see these great borders again and again in our inspiration! We know you’ll love them.

 

Lea Fritts

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy