Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop – Fall/Winter 2019

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We are thrilled to be back playing with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers in their Blog Hop. This event is always so much fun and sooooo filled with PRIZES!!

Wow, how to win??  So first, dig out your stamps (or click on the picture above and buy our cute little House-Mouse Designs® friends who are enjoying a cookie with their coffee!) and make a sweet card singing the praises of coffee (or chocolate, or tea, or other caffeinated joy), post it somewhere on the internet and get the direct link to it, then click on the image below and pop over to the main blog post to link your card to the challenge.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Post

Our Design Team is playing along, and they will each be able to award a great coffee image to a lucky commenter on their blogs (U.S. Addresses only). Check out their creations – you have until November 8th to comment or enter the challenge above.

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

 

We will be awarding three FLASH prizes of the Cookie Crumbles stamp on the Coffee Lover’s Blog

Winner can select wood mounted or Cling Rubber for this prize.
Cookie Crumbles Cling Rubber Cookie Crumbles Wood Mounted StampLook at this sweet cookie holder made by our in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons! She slipped a two-pack of Mother’s cookies into the pouch, but you could add coffee packets or other treats. A great treat for teacher or classroom! You can find the supply list and directions for this project by clicking on the picture.

Cookie Holder/Gift Pouch by Debi Hammons

 

 

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

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We’re joining today with some awesome crafters to help raise awareness of Autism by creating some really fun stuff!! 1 in 68 children in America is diagnosed with some form of autism, and we all need to learn more about this disorder and how to work with and help autistic people and their families. April is Autism Awareness Month. We hope you’ll hop all around the blogs and show us some wonderful, supportive spirit. There are prizes for lucky U.S. Winners from the comments! Click on the picture below to check out the Autism Blog Hop. Click the picture above to visit the Autism Society and learn more about autism and how they are helping families that deal with this issue.

From Stampendous, we’re offering three sets of our Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Dies as prizes. Official Rules are always HERE. Our Chicks are designed so that you can stamp and die cut a whole chick family of any size , and show all your family’s everyday activities involving everyone! We’ll be sharing our Chicks all week, so we hope you’ll join us for our regular blog posts on Wednesday and Friday to see more of this great set in action. Here’s a card from our own Fran Seiford.

CSD20 Everyday Chicks by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks by Fran Seiford

The Autism Blog Hop –

 

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Kathi Rerek

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Carnivals

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It’s fall and that means fairs and carnivals, but there is one that we hope you’ll add to your calendar this September. One of our favorite scrapbook magazines is having a super hero of a carnival, their 9th annual, The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival! Clear your calendar, if you can for a Friday – Saturday event in Edmonton and Calgary. To register and get more details stop by here!

Keep up to date by subscribing to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine through their social media and subscribe to receive a real-life or digital magazine!

Blog – https://creativescrapbooker.ca/blogs/csm-spotlight-stampendous/ – click the subscribe button.

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/CSMscrapbooker/

Facebook – www.facebook.com/creativescrapbooker

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Have you picked up a copy of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, lately? We just love this magazine for its excellent content, gorgeous photography, and creative and innovative scrapbooking ideas! There are many ways to get ahold of this magazine including, new this year, the availability to US scrapbook enthusiasts by going to your local Barnes and Noble store!

Creative Scrapbooker Now Available at Barnes and Noble

Creative Scrapbooker at Barnes and NobleWe are over the moon excited that Creative Scrapbooker has FINALLY come to the US! It’s long been one of our very favorite scrapbooking magazines for it’s excellent content, gorgeous photography, and creative and innovative scrapbooking ideas!

 

Now you can have one, too!! You’ll want to pick up every issue of this gorgeous publication you can find.

If you click on the picture their website will let you see if a Barnes & Noble near you is carrying the magazine. If not, please ask at your store so your area can enjoy this gorgeous publication.

(Pssst… one of the reasons we love them so much is that they showcase tons of Stampendous, especially through the amazing art of Cathy Allan who always has a new technique to teach us with our own products!!)

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Pink Your Life

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Here’s a fun post for our Stampendous fans in Europe and the surrounding areas! Do you know Pink Your Life? They’re our newest distributor of all things Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils based out of Italy, but serving consumer craft shows and your online needs all over Europe. We’ve had so many wonderful customers ask  “where can I buy this in…. the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Romania…” on and on. Well, here you go:

Stampendous on Pink Your Life

This terrific team travels as well to consumer craft shows all over Europe. They’ve been crazy busy! Take a look at their cool demo samples and some of the fun photos they sent to us (you can click on the pictures to make them larger) –

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Do you have a store or online company with photos of your Stampendous or Dreamweaver Stencils product areas? Any cute samples you’ve made? We’d love to feature you here!! Just email your info to submissions@stampendous.com. You can also use that email to update your store location info or online store information on our website!

Our retailers are the heart of our business! We’re so glad to add Pink Your Life to the mix!

Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z

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EPBK16 Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z by Fran Seiford

Are you a craft hoarder? Saving your stash for the perfect occasion? When it comes to embossing powders and enamels, this week IS the perfect occasion! There is such a ginormous (technical term!) variety of ways to use these jars of powdery and/or chunky perfection, and our own Fran Seiford has just published a book with ALL of them! You could have this book sitting next to you, and use a different technique for every day of the year! Fran has over 35 years of experience in the crafting industry, and she’s happy to share her skills with embossing powders and other tools of the trade in her new book…Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z. In the video below, Fran introduces you to her book at the CHA Mega Show.

Want one of your very own? You can purchase it online at Stampendous, or from crafting retail stores in your area…but wouldn’t it be awesome to win one? Three commenters from this week’s blog posts on our blog, and that of each designer’s blog post about the book will be randomly chosen to receive a copy of their own! See Official Contest Rules.

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This week the design team is sharing their favorite techniques from the book and here is today’s participant.

Alison Heikkila

 

See You at CHA!

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Welcome to the CHA MEGA Show Blog Hop!
We are busy getting our new innovations ready to reveal at this CHA Show in January, but they’re still Top Secret for now. We can let you know that, of course, we are expanding our collections of House-Mouse Designs and Dreamweaver Stencils. Here are a couple selections from our favorites!
House-Mouse Designs® Gouda Wish Stamp

Violet Nap Combo
House-Mouse Designs® Violet Nap Stamp

January is our largest product release yet, and we can’t wait to share all the new goodies with you at our CHA booth in January!

As always with a blog hop there is a FANTASTIC prize! Click to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway

When you click the link their are just three entry options to win a Visa gift card prize.
  1. Leave a comment on our blog answering the question – “What is your favorite “can’t live without” craft supply or tool?”
  2. Tweet about the giveaway! Include #CHAshow hashtag and tweet about the CHA blog hop daily for extra entries!
  3. Answer a multiple-choice poll about how often you “cre8time” for crafting  for a double entry value!

May Arts Ribbon Resource!

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You KNOW how much we love our May Arts ribbons here at Stampendous. They so often finish a card or project with just the gorgeous touch we need to make it POP!

Until now, May Arts has only been available through your local retailer, but they just can’t carry everything! (but if you’d like to find a local retailer, you can do so by CLICKING HERE)

But now there is

Ribbon Resource

You can buy May Arts ribbon online in easy to store, easy to use 5 yard bundles!

To introduce their new service, they’re giving away a ribbon rack! WOW!  CLICK HERE to be taken to the giveaway post so you can enter to win!

Just to inspire you, here are some of our most recent, favorite samples using great May Arts products. You can click on the picture below to be taken to the project page on our website.

 

Jamie Martin used the May Arts Black Webbed Weave Ribbon beautifully on our Pumpkin Cat.
Jamie Martin used the May Arts Black Webbed Weave Ribbon beautifully on our Pumpkin Cat.
Kristine Reynolds rocks a Mulit-Bead String on this Snowflake Sky Card!
Kristine Reynolds rocks a Multi-Bead String on this Snowflake Sky Card!
Asia King created this gorgeous card featuring Moss Silk Ribbon and our Classic Santa.
Asia King created this gorgeous card featuring Moss Silk Ribbon and our Classic Santa.

 

Remember – we aren’t giving away the ribbon rack, we’re just sharing to help our friends. Visit May Arts Ribbon Resource for the giveaway!

 

RubberStampMadness Magazine

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Happy 36th Anniversary to one of our industry’s most amazing publications! RubberStampMadness Magazine and I started stamping together 36 years ago, and they’ve always been one of my favorite magazines in the industry.

They’re not cutesy, they’re not trendy (although they are always aware of the trend), but they are always “artsy” – with a little fartsy mixed in!! Their contributing artists have humor and HUGE stamp collections which they mask and layer to create works of art more often than “greeting cards”.  They’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but they’ve sure been mine. I still have every single issue and have subscribed almost continuously for their entire time in print. I’ve met pen pals in their classified ads with whom I’ve exchanged cards for years, I’ve used their store location guides on every road trip vacation we’ve taken, and I’ve even been published in their pages.

Now you have an opportunity to get a free issue! In honor of their anniversary they are going to send the first 36 people who email them and mention our blog and my name a free issue. So fire up your email, send a note to kendra@rsmadness.com with your home address, and tell her that Laura from the Stampendous Blog sent you! Good Luck! Even if it’s the only RSM issue you ever own, you’ll thumb through it a million times! And you’ll see something new every time you do!

Thanks, RSM for your generous offer!! And here’s to at least 36 more years of inspiring stamp art, new techniques and artsy folks!

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Laura Weed – Graphics Manager, Website Administrator, Social Media Marketing Manager, Design Team Manager – Stampendous

 

Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

LIU Blog Hop Our design team CAS rockstar, Tenia Nelson, has pulled together a fabulous blog hop today in honor of her son, Theo, who was diagnosed with autism almost a year ago.

Along with friend, Veronica Salis, they have created this hop to bring Autism Awareness to the crafting community and since we LOVE our design team we decided to help Tenia spread the word by sponsoring a giveaway.

Learn more about their super hero, get hop details and deadlines on

Tenia’s blog, Jazzy Paper Designs

or

Veronica’s blog, So Many Stamps, So Little Time