Friday Wilds

 

We have had so much fun being on our wild adventure with you this week that we are certain is isn’t time to stop! There is at least one more day of inspiration at least and then we’ll be on to our next theme that has something to do with magical gardens, but for today we will be taking a dive into the exotic water region of our wild week with our PenPattern Angel Fish.

We have some open spaces on this delicate angel fish that could use a doodlie doo, too. Don’t all fish from the deep so?

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V309 PenPattern Angel Fish Wood Mount Stamp

Did you see this beautiful card from Pam Hornschu earlier this month? Wow. It’s just amazing! You can stop by her blog here to see it posted during our Doodlie Doe week or use the project page on our website here. The background paper is amazing and her doodles define the body stripes of the fish amazingly.

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PenPattern Angel Fish by Pam Hornschu

 

We have a growing collection of PenPattern images so along with the first release we shared this video to help get the creative juices flowing with these stamps. It is a great overview of just how fun these images can be. Enjoy!

Our last three collaborations have had a a special giveaway from our Australian distributor The Stencil Specialists, we are so thankful that they wanted to play along and widen our giveaway base. If you make your store orders locally in Australia, then we sure would recommend them. Stop by their website to see what all that they offer and also their blog where they share some really neat projects using them. Recently they have been sharing some wonderful projects on their blog using our stamps and essentials and with such a great style on each one we decided to share a few here on the blog today.  To see all of them though, go to their blog posts  here and here! Let’s see a couple projects that Julie created for their blog.

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PenPattern Angel Fish from The Stencil Specialists

The Angel Fish is phenomenal in gold embossing and colored with metallic gel pens and all on such a colorful base.

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PenPattern Zebra by The Stencil Specialists

This is so simple, but it has an amazing effect in design when done right. The pop of background color is genius, Julie, just genius! If that only filled your mood board half full then we have more to fill it up the rest of the way with our designers posting their projects today.

Pam Hornschu

Laura Drahozal

Lyn Bernatovich

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Bray

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

Our team sometimes posts Thursday for our Dreamweaver spotlight that also includes our theme for the week. If you haven’t seen those gorgeous samples, they really are worth hopping over to check them out on this blog post!

Dreamweaver Thursday: Wild and Wonderful

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Pam Hornschu here! It is so awesome when we have a weekly challenge that we can really sink our teeth into, and this week is one of those…almost literally! We’ve been celebrating all things wild with Stampendous and Dreamweaver, which is not difficult at all! So many creatures, new and old, in both lines of product, with perfect backgrounds to coordinate. I happened to have a bonus creation with oodles of wild color, and couple of critters, and great Dreamweaver backgrounds. Oh…and a Dreamweaver Umbrella…’cuz every frog and hummingbird need an umbrella!

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Dreamweaver Umbrella, Rain Background, Petals Background, Picasso Tool (for clouds!), Nested Frames Dies

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Let’s see what our Dreamweaver girls are wildly posting today…

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Don’t forget, many of our wild Stampendous girls are posting today as well. Check them out HERE!

Wild Wild Wednesday

We are getting into the rhythm of being on this wild adventure of spotting our PenPattern animals in the world “wild” web. Each stamp comes in wood mount or cling rubber mount to meet the needs of our valuable customers.

We’ve seen the wading hippo, and eye catching frog on Monday. Tuesday we spotted the posing giraffe and a lucky elephant that made our crafty fingers itch to use some of our vibrant colors. You will want to check out those posts if you missed them, because there are some amazing samples and a video too!

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P267 PenPattern Zebra Wood Mount Stamp

Our PenPattern Zebra may seem like all the doodles have naturally been done, but there is still a coat of many colors to be added and even a chance to doodle in color between those stripes! The choice is up to you to decide, liven up a birthday card, or scrapbook page with a realistic zebra or one in magical rainbow technicolor.

This wild birthday card is showing our PenPattern Zebra in it’s natural beauty just slightly colored for effect, because colorist and class instructor Jennie Lin Black who created this sweet card, definitely knows just the right amount of color to add to an image. I guess this time her advice would be less is more!

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PenPattern Zebra by Jennie Lin Black

There is one more four-legged wild animal to see on our adventure today, it is PenPattern Lion surveying his pride and maybe waiting for a few majestic doodle lines to be added to his mane.  You can imagine him as well in all sorted kinds of tangles and doodles, colors and patterns that will create such a great card with some of our Wild Saying Perfectly Clear Stamps for the voice behind the lion.

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W147 PenPattern Lion Wood Mount Stamp

Designer Pam Hornschu posted her PenPattern Lion card on Monday and we just think it’s the cat’s meow of cards of our lion, so we are showing it off here on our blog as well. Just look at those special freckle doodles all over, it’s really a brilliant doodle idea! She also mixed in some Dreamweaver I-Beam stencil and Monstera Leaf die to make this card quite fantastic.

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PenPattern Lion by Pam Hornschu

Here is the line up of projects from our safari design crew today, We know you are going to love them!

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Amy Hurley-Purdie

Blogging in Color Winners

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We had a fantastic week of projects posted by our design teams with great tips from the Design Memory Craft team for creating their base journal pages. We think it would be worth our while to check back and see how they finish them, don’t you? Here’s a peek at all the base layers their team created with Stampendous.

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Thank you to our Stampendous and Design Memory Craft fans, we loved all your sweet and fun comments along the way and we are so glad you joined us for the inspiration!

Our winners for the week will receive one of these prize packages!

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Winners were randomly picked from the following Stampendous Design Team blogs.

Winner 1 from Stampendous blog Day 1

Sheryll Bentley

Winner 2 from Tenia Nelson Blog Day 5

Jackie P Neal

Winner 3 from Pam Bray Blog Day 3

Phyllis L (Sewok)

And our winner of the Stencil Specialist prize package of a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil (LJ size customer choice), and one Dreamweaver Stencils Regular Embossing Paste.

Winner from Louise Healy’s blog Day 5

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Congratulations! Please send your mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com

PenPattern Elephant Goes to India

Our wild week is shaping up to be quite an inspiring adventure already with terrific cards using our new PenPattern stamps. We are always intrigued by the creativity of our design team and the variety of style they have with Fran’s PenPattern designs, so you can imagine how much fun it is when we get to see how the rest of the world creates with them, too.

When doodles are added to the designs of these PenPattern stamps it’s transformed into a new  image time after time.  We found PenPattern Elephant performing this transformation, with its raised trunk as a sign of good luck, out on one of our crafty friends blog.

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W146 PenPattern Elephant Wood Mounted Stamp

The Frugal Crafter’s blog shared an amazing India style card inspired from those luscious ribbons s. hown in the background of her project photo. There are so many interesting features on this card it is a trove of techniques.

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PenPattern Elephant by Linday Weirich

Lucky for us, Lindsay created a video while making her card so we can see just how she did it.

Our second animal for today is this calm and gentle PenPattern Giraffe who seems slightly more interested in finishing off his delicious leafy snack. This stamp is ready for any level of doodler, beginning or advanced tangler alike, with his open space design, it might be fun to see just how many different doodles can be dreamed up to fill all those spots.

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P259 PenPattern Giraffe Rubber Stamp

This adorable card is by Jennie Lin Black, who has a fantastic texture on her card from using the Creative Palette with some paints. The sentiment is from Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set that we highlighted yesterday as having a plethora of pun intended sentiments to go on a card, “You Giraffe me Crazy” is it’s

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PenPattern Giraffe by Jennie Lin Black

We have some terrific designer projects to share with you, too! Let’s see how they used our wild PenPattern animals.

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Let’s Go Wild

This week we are embarking on a journey to see the wonderful wild animals that are new to the Stampendous PenPattern collection. You might just want to grab your safari gear, because it is going to be a week of adventure and wonder!

Our first stop is to see this wading hippopotamus that is a great image to doodle in the open spaces or color him in a fun and interesting way.

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This hippo card by Janelle is making the blues go away with a neatly colored purple hippo using Chameleon Pens and a sentiment from Loving Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to cheer up someone for the day.

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PenPattern Hippo by Janelle Stollfus

Our posing frog is all eyes for a few doodles, even the lily pad is a perfect open space for doodles to take float. Enjoy a frog in many different colors and styles with a combination of color and doodles. Now who can resist that face?

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Q214 PenPattern Frog Wood Mounted Stamp

One particular colorist, Jennie Lin Black, couldn’t resist and made a gorgeous monoprint paper to tame the vibrant markings of this exotic colored frog. She even added some texture with a combination of Frantage Color Fragments
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Jennie used a great sentiment for her card that is part of our Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. It is a great companion to all of our wild animals this week with 16 different sentiments, some for a great chuckle to go along with your doodled wild animal, plus you can never be without a clawed paw print for added emphasis to your card.

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SSC1226 Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

Are you ready for a wild tour across landscape of our designer’s blog this week? Let’s head on our adventurous safari tour with these talented guides today!

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Perfectly Wet Pets Friday

All well-behaved pets form a line at the pet wash! Oh how we love the character of each stamp in our House-Mouse Designs® collection of stamps. Today we have a very willing participant in a pet wash which could be more willing to wash away the remains of a polecat caught off guard.

Monica, Amanda, Mudpie and Maxwell are such good friends to help in the effort and even a dog treat to calm the puppies nerves.

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HMR31 Dog Wash Rubber Stamp

Lea Kimmel created this fantastic colored card. Just look at the detail in the puppies coat of fur!

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Dog Wash by Lea Kimmel

There is another pet today that is perfectly wet and loving it. Our Goldfish Pair are enjoying a little swim together in the aquarium. The goldfish design lends to coloring them in any exotic breed and you might have seen

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CRP256 Cling Goldfish Pair Stamp

These perfect pets were colored with the no-line technique by Lea Kimmel, she’s a popular designer today on our blog isn’t she, and we absolutely adore the end results and to figure our how she did all the great techniques, go to the project page by clicking on the image or caption below it.

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Goldfish Pair by Lea Kimmel

We have a wonderful line up of projects to see we hope it inspires you for your perfect pet creation.

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Kristine Reynolds

Lyn Bernatovich

Laura Drahozal

Friday Blogging In Color with Faber-Castell

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The Friday hop day is here! We love Friday’s around here for more than a completed workweek. We love our collaboration blog hops. It’s time for a cup of our favorite beverage and a great time to collect oodles of inspiration from both teams projects.

We are so happy to have you with us, we’ve enjoyed bringing a week’s worth of inspiration with Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft as our partner in crafty creativity! If you want to walk through this whole week of posts we can make it a little easier for you with links to each day. Here they are! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Our showcase of products have been with Faber-Castell’s Art Grip Aquarelles Watercolor Pencils,  the PITT Pastel Pencils, and Gelatos with cameo appearances from the PITT Artist Pens for doodling and drawing! We are sure there are umpteen different ideas or more for each of these products that work dashingly well with Stampendous Stamps. The ideas never stop when you have Faber-Castell close by.

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There are PRIZES, of course!

3 Lucky Winners this week will get three sets of the PITT Pastel Pencils (red/yellow, blue/green, neutrals), a jar of Faber-Castell Chalkboard Paint, and $20 www.stampendous.com reward card to choose their favorite images to color! WOW… these winners must have a U.S. mailing address (official rules here!)… BUT WAIT- Aussie FansThe Stencil Specialist has you covered again this time!! One Australian Fan will win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil (LJ size customer choice), and one Dreamweaver Stencils Regular Embossing Paste.  Wow!!

Let’s check out today’s inspiration from our designers:

Nathalie Kalbach

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Lyn Bernatovich

Pam Bray

Asia King

Pam Hornschu

Tenia Nelson

Laura Drahozal

Lea Kimmel

Alison Keikkila

Wendy Price

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*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.

Dreamweaver Thursday: A Plethora of Pets and Pencils, and Possibly Paste?

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Our Stampendous/Dreamweaver team is definitely in a whirl this week! Mixing it up with a plethora (word-for-the-day) of wonderful designs, along with amazing art tools from Faber-Castell, and then stirring in a healthy helping of Dreamweaver…and you have FUN, FUN, FUN! Some of us are playing with just one or two challenges this week, but many are taking on all three again, ‘cuz we’re crazy like that! And we want YOU to be crazy with us! Remember, you could win an amazing prize package from our hop with Faber-Castell, and you can find the deets HERE. Plus, you’ll find lots of great ideas with Dreamweaver by following these links:

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Faber-Castell Colors our World

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We are excited to be back today with a new gallery of designer projects that have an amazing touch of color! We just know they will when using Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft Aquarelles and PITT Pastell pencils, Gelatos and pens, but you’ll just have to check them out for yourself.

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3 Lucky Winners this week will get three sets of the PITT Pastel Pencils (red/yellow, blue/green, neutrals), a jar of Faber-Castell Chalkboard Paint, and $20 www.stampendous.com reward card to choose their favorite images to color! WOW… these winners must have a U.S. mailing address (official rules here!)… BUT WAIT-

Aussie FansThe Stencil Specialist has you covered again this time!! One Australian Fan will win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil (LJ size customer choice), and one Dreamweaver Stencils Regular Embossing Paste.  Wow!!

The projects from our hop are growing this week and here’s just a peek at all the color!

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We have had a week of great projects from all the designers so if you are just joining us for the hop today and want to see more, click on a day and have some fun checking out all the inspiration so far! Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Let’s check out more inspiration from our designers today:

Lyn Bernatovich

Laura Drahozal

Lea Kimmel

Alison Heikkila

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog*

*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.