It is the end of our sneak peek into the new July Catalog release. The wonderful new images from Pink Your Life design team member Nicoletta Zanella will be available soon through online and local retailers here – http://www.stampendous.com/store-locator/. For more details about Nicoletta and Pink Your Life you can stop by our Tuesday post.
What’s our sneak peek today? They are precious Whisper Angels to welcome a little one into the world. Every image is adorable in both the Perfectly Clear stamp set and single image we just can’t help but oh and ah over them. Take a look at this sweet tag by Debi Hammons ready to be added to a gift bag or present.
We’ve come to the end of the sneak peeks for now, but stay tuned to the Stampendous Blog to win some of these great stamps after they are released to the public.
And now, here are today’s designers sharing their catalog samples!
It is Thursday and our day for stencil inspiration! We have a great combination of garden theme stencils, but today we’ve picked out this charming Mushrooms stencil to go along with some of our sneak peek stamps from Pink Your Life.
We love this trio of mushrooms surrounded by tall grass for its versatile design. It is great as a focal point and just as well adding a layer of depth to projects. Look at Louise Healy’s darling card above to see both techniques in action and click the caption link to get all the details on how she made it, too.
Now on to our fun sneak peeks! The Mushroom Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set has the most whimsical and delightful mushrooms with a few flowers, grass and pebbles to dress up your project. The Mushrooms stamp below is as fun with a cluster of mushrooms for easy one-stamp designs.
So many ideas there isn’t mushroom for all the other stamps and dies we already carry, so stop by our website and browse through them, too. Altogether they are a great collection to create a magical fairy garden scene.
Need a little inspiration with these new products? Here are today’s designers projects from the catalog.
We have another great sneak peek today in the Pink Your Life stamp line designed by Nicoletta Zanella. Today’s peek are Whisper Houses, adorable and whimsical homes that can be accessorized with stamps included in the Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (shown above) to create oodles of personality to each house.
We can think of tons of project ideas with the new houses just by themselves but we think they pair up nicely with yesterday’s Whisper Friends, too.
Ready for some project inspiration? Stop by today’s participating designers for some fun ideas!
Mixed Media, a hot trend in papercrafting and scrapbooking, shows no signs of slowing down. Stampendous is thrilled to create new stamps, stencils and tools for this wonderful art form. We’ve been so blessed to have artwork from folks like Nathalie Kalbach, Andy Skinner and even Fran herself jumping on board to create some mixed media images, tools and techniques for us.
Our current, amazing Design Team frequently provides us with some wonderful Mixed Media projects. Our industry collaborations have allowed us to work with terrific products for lots of artsy fun. We’ve been blessed with oceans of DecoArt paint; wonderful Clear Scraps, Canvas Corp, and Tando Creative surfaces; and so much more. The DT has loved working with these products and working with terrific Mixed Media Artists from all over the world.
Recent changes in our team allowed us to add some rising Mixed Media stars to our crew. These folks aren’t using stamps to make typical greeting cards, they’re taking these printing tools to the next level to create amazing projects that will challenge us, our Design Team, and even you, our fans, to think outside the wood block and breathe a whole new life into your stamping stash. We dare ya to play along!!
It just so happens that these three talented folks are all from the UK. Click their names to visit their blogs and welcome them to the Stampendous family!
We’re excited to welcome to the team:
Katy is helping us coordinate across the pond now that we have a significant team there. She’ll be helping Janelle keep this wild and crazy bunch on task. (Actually they’re terrifically punctual and dependable, it’s Katy who will add the zany to this group!) In her own words:
I think I’d have to describe myself as obsessed with rubber stamps! I’ve been stamping for ten years but somehow the novelty has never worn off. I love to create in all kind of styles but particularly love mixed media work. You’ll often find me holed up in my studio, up to my elbows in paint and ink and wondering where the last five hours went….
Nothing makes me happier than creating stuff, and I am lucky to work freelance in the craft industry – doing what I love for a living! I write for several UK-based papercrafting magazines, teach and demonstrate, as well as working as a virtual assistant to a number of craft professionals.
I am so excited to be a part of the Stampendous family as I know I am going to adore working with their amazing products!
Mark introduced us to Dee, and we’re sure glad he did. Wait until you see the amazing pieces she created for the Stampendous July Catalog! Like WOW! Her coasters using the Pink Your Life stamp images are particularly wonderful, while some of her Halloween pieces left us squealing with spooky delight! She particularly loves Stampendous Embossing Enamels and the Frantage look!
Hello everyone! my name is Dee, my passion is focused in the mixed media side of art, although I am inspired by all varieties of art. I enjoy pushing my capabilities as an artist, and learning new techniques, and mastering old and current ones, too. I love the way art can encapsulate all of my stresses and worries and push it onto a page, at the same time providing a personal therapy for all the stresses of day to day life. I love layering, textures, and embossing, all of which feature extensively throughout my work. I feel very fortunate in the sense that I have been asked to join the Stampendous mixed media design team and use their amazing products to create mixed media pieces that hopefully will inspire.
Mark Gould first came to our attention as a member of DecoArt’s International Design Team. We played with them in 2014 and were absolutely blown away by this guy’s talent. He’s no stranger to stamps, and has played on other design teams. He contributes frequently to several UK Cardmaking and Papercrafting publications, so we’re looking forward to seeing more and more Stampendous in his work. He often teaches and demonstrates DecoArt products in craft stores and at trade and consumer shows, and we’re super excited that he’ll be coming to California in October to teach several mixed media classes using Stampendous, DecoArt and Tando Creative products. At home the only things that can drag him away from his art projects are his lovely lady, his fun-loving kitties, and the lure of killing virtual zombies. Mark has our dark side covered… just a warning as we head into Halloween season! Check out Mark’s Hand Canvas!
Artist Nicoletta Zanella from the Pink Your Life Design Team has created some wonderful, whimsical characters that are joining the Stampendous Family.
We’re so excited to welcome the Whisper Friends to our lineup and have a chance to play with these darling images. Here is Whisper Friends Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set to take a peek at for today.
Right now, only wholesale customers can get these terrific images, but they’ll soon be available for everyone. Take a sneak peek at these cuties all week on our blog, and start planning a shopping trip to your nearest stamping and scrapbooking store. You can find one on the Stampendous Store Locator here – http://www.stampendous.com/store-locator/
And stay tuned to the Stampendous Blog to win some of these great stamps after they are released to the public.
It is sneak peek time! Here are today’s designers sharing their catalog samples!
At Stampendous we are always so grateful for all the men and women who give of themselves to make the United States such a wonderful place to live. Today, on America’s birthday, we’d like to extend a special thank you to folks who serve and have served in the armed forces, folks who participate in our political processes, and folks who work and strive to achieve the American Dream of owning a business, home or other enterprise. We salute you America! Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!
Our Design Team is celebrating America, too! Grab some watermelon, a lemonade, maybe a slice of apple pie, sit back, and cruise through the wonderful cards celebrating America!! Maybe leave a comment or two! And thanks for spending a tiny bit of your holiday with us! (and be sure to come back Monday for a sneaky peek at our new July products!!)
We have one more group of fantastic floral creations to share with you, and one more Design Team project we know you’ll love!
Rhea Weigand is an amazing Copic Artist and she’s a member of our Educator Team. She teaches numerous classes featuring our products, and she often contributes to our catalog samples as she creates her class projects. Our April 2016 Catalog is no exception, and several of her wonderful creations are in its pages! Here are a few:
Laughter Gift by Rhea Weigand
Poppy Fields by Rhea Weigand
Those We Love by Rhea Weigand
Be sure to pop over to Pam’s blog for her wonderful floral project for this week as well:
Since Dreamweaver Stencils became part of our Stampendous family in January of 2015, we have been delighted over and over by how beautifully these products complement our original Stampendous products. Stenciled backgrounds just seem to complete a card or product with a flair and texture that never fails to make us smile! Our flowers are thrilled to be in such wonderful company. And Dreamweaver Stencils has plenty of wonderful flowers in its own right! You can see our whole collection HERE! We’re excited to present these Design Team creations from our April 2016 Catalog. Don’t miss the chance to play with these fun products! And be sure to leave them some sweet comments so that our team will continue to share their very best bouquets with all of us!
Here at Stampendous, flowers are just our favorites! We never get tired of stamping and coloring them. You know who else never gets tired of flowers??… our little House-Mouse Designs® friends! Those little characters just love smelling flowers, picking them for each other, even eating them! And our Designers never get tired of coloring those little critters with their love of blossoms! Today we have a couple of terrific cards from Jennie Lin Black featuring our mousey friends and their love of Spring. Then we’ll send you off to our Design Team blogs for more floral delights! Be sure to leave lots of comments!
We’re taking time to smell the roses this week, and the poppies and the daisies and flowers and foliage of every sort. Our Designers let us know they had lots left to share with you from our April 2016 Catalog, so we’re making room for all that beauty.
Flowers are one of the most fun images to color with any medium, so they lend themselves particularly well to cardmaking. They’re also very versatile, so you can pair them with any good word set and have a greeting card for just about any occasion. We hope you’ll visit our Designers’ blogs this week, leave them some comments, then take some time to stamp and color some flowers for yourself!
Here are a few more gorgeous cards we received from the inimitable Jennie Lin Black. She does love coloring with those Copic Markers, and flowers are one of her specialties!
Laughter Gift – Bright – by Jennie Lin Black
Laughter Gift – Dark – by Jennie Lin Black
Create Sunshine by Jennie Lin Black
Live Each Day by Jennie Lin Black
Poppy Fields by Jennie Lin Black
Those We Love – Gold – Jennie Lin Black
Now go take a look at our participating Designer’s today, they’re giggling with flowers just for you! Remember to leave a comment or two!