31 Days of Halloween – Oct 7

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Welcome back to the 31 Days of Halloween. We have some great projects to feature today from Judi Kauffman!  Judi doesn’t have a blog, but she’s an incredibly talented designer and teacher who has been stamping for ages. She’s a fixture, teaching classes and blogging for The Queen’s Ink, a popular stamp store in Maryland. The blog The Queen’s Inkling, often features Stampendous products and Judi’s creations in particular.

Judi created these amazing Halloween envelopes using our wonderful Andy Skinner Cling Stamp Sets, our wonderful Spider Fear Perfectly Clear Stamps and our Spooky Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamps. Our DECOR Cling Script stamp provides a perfect background for all that fun! They’re hauntingly beautiful and perfect for all the things you mail in October. (why not be ghoulishly delightful on your electric bill?).

Be sure to comment on Judi’s project here, then visit and comment on these other great designers’ projects for your chance to win! Remember winners must have a U.S. Mailing address, but we’d love to hear from everyone!

Sue Drees

Daniela Costa

Remember, you can submit your own Halloween creations to our challenge contest. Just put them up on the internet somewhere and place the link in our gallery by clicking below. If you can’t host your own images anywhere, then email them to us at submissions@stampendous.com and we’ll host them for you. Official contest rules are always Here!

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!


Love is in the Air

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We’re celebrating LOVE with the rest of the world this week! Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, February 14, and we have so many wonderful images for celebrating! Our Design Team sends their love this week by creating gorgeous projects with our love-ly images. You can always find any of our love images in the Stamps/Valentines Category on our website. You can visit it by clicking on that link or on the banner above.

You can see by our banner that some of our most loving images feature the irrepressible House-Mouse Family! These little mice are always showering one another with love, just like in the image above called Glitter Hearts! In fact, some of the wonderful design team from the House-Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog  (or if you’re need of a steady stream of sweet mice, visit them on Facebook) will be joining us this week to share their Valentine greetings with all of you. Let’s start with them:

Bunny Hoyle

Vickie Y

Christine Craig

Lorraine Aquilina

Sue Drees

And we thought we’d share the Valentine work of the recent winners on the HMFMCB –


Becky S

Janette van Otterio


Even artist Andy Skinner’s Team is dreaming of Valentines this week. Check out these incredible mixed media posts. We sure love them!

Brenda Brown


And, of course, our own Design Team has some love to share with you!

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

We hope you’ve got your favorite Valentine something sweet that’s ready to go! We’ll be back Wednesday to share more love!!

Text Your Mom! or Texture, Mom!

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Even your mom will find our terrific texture cubes easy to use. And she’d love one as a gift! They’re the most versatile stamps she’ll ever own, and they’re just bursting with possibilities.

We have more texture for you today, our friend Andy Skinner has designed two new stamp sets for us that are just amazing for adding texture to your projects.

The first one, Fossils, has so many wonderful patterns and potential completely aside from the great images themselves. Each image can add a ton of texture when applied to a background in a subtle color. You will adore these.

ASCRS11 Andy Skinner Fossils Cling Rubber Stamp Set
ASCRS11 Andy Skinner Fossils Cling Rubber Stamp Set

The second set from Andy Skinner is Textures! And it’s full of subtle, almost there images that will haunt the backgrounds of your cards adding a wonderful depth and dimension. Take a look.

ASCRS12 Andy Skinner Textures Cling Rubber Stamps
ASCRS12 Andy Skinner Textures Cling Rubber Stamps


We got a couple of great samples from Andy, himself, showing these wonderful stamps

And Andy has his own Design Team who have been playing with these textures and creating some very amazing things!

Have a look at their creations.

Monika Maksym

Phoebe Tonosaki

Katy Leitch (on Facebook)


And from the Stampendous Design Team, sharing today:

Louise Healy

AND – we hope you’ve read this far because we have some


From our 6″ X 6″ Cling Rubber Stamp last week, we’ve got three lucky winners from the comments. Please email us at submissions@stampendous.com and let us know which of the 6″ X 6″ Cling Rubber Stamps you would like for your very own. You can find them all by clicking HERE (they’re the ones in the blue header package). You’ll also need to give us your U.S. Mailing Address.

Amy Martin

Patricia Ceccacci



Join Us! Upcoming Events – 6/10/17

Join Us!

Stampendous is excited to be attending these upcoming events!

AFCI/SPC Mixed Media Event

AFCI/SPC Mixed media event


This first event is for the trade. The best mid-year buying event for the creative industries often features the newest holiday releases for many manufacturers, and Stampendous will be no exception. Come be the first to see our fantastic holiday line and stock your store for holiday card makers and gift creators. You’ll love our new images and products!  This event is being hosted by AFCI (Association For the Creative Industries, formerly CHA) and SPC (Sierra Pacific Crafts, a prominent association of craft sales professionals, stores, and manufacturers)

You can still register for this event HERE

Heart of Ohio Tole (HOOT)

Once again Stampendous Stamps and our own amazing Tammie Wilson are headed to the Heart of Ohio Tole Conference. Don’t miss the chance to register for great classes, see wonderful demonstrations, then stop by our booth in the marketplace to see our holiday offerings and pick up your favorites!

You can download the 2017 Convention Catalog HERE

You can register for the 2017 Convention HERE.

Ministry of Mixology

We sure hope you’ve registered for this amazing, upcoming event! You’ll learn so much, have so much fun, and you’ll just be astonished at what you can create, even if you’ve never done any mixed media art in your life! Join this dynamic pair for an amazing weekend of art and fun!





Mixed Media Magic

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The new JANUARY 2017 Catalog is now available from Stampendous, and we’re excited to include some terrific new stamps from the talented Andy Skinner!

Already playing with the new products is the fabulous Tracy Weinzapfel who has created this lovely Faith Journal for the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog today.

We are just LOVING the texture and color that Tracy has created here!! Do click on the picture below to go check it out. The header above will take you to the product on our website.



Faith Journal by Tracy Weinzapfel for DecoArt Mixed Media Blog

And Andy has been creating some mixed media mayhem of his own! He’ll be in our booth at Creativation demonstrating with his new images and some wonderful products from DecoArt. He’s been practicing on some wonderful tags. Take a look here!

Andy Skinner Tags

Check out Andy’s newest stamps and our entire new product offering in our latest catalog. Click on the image to open it online as a “flippy book”.
Stampendous January 2017 Catalog




Dreamweaver Thursday: Rusty and Rustic Distressing

You’ve probably seen this fascinating video from Andy Skinner for Stampendous at least a couple of times this week, but just in case you missed it, we’re featuring it once again! Since this is our Dreamweaver Thursday post, we have a warm, yet frosty, project created by team member, Pam Hornschu, that uses parts of Andy Skinner’s faux rust technique, some great products from our craft partners, and the perfect Dreamweaver Stencil to highlight this rusty and rustic design. We even have step-outs so that you can follow along…


Supplies: Dreamweaver Heart Ornaments stencil, 3/4 Stencil Brush, Palette Knife; DecoArt® Snow-Tex, Media Fluid Acrylics (Titan Buff, Quinacridone Gold, Paynes Grey); Art Anthology Stone Effects Dimensional Medium (Brick); Copic® Sketch Markers (E29, E31, G09, G28, BG75); May Arts® Cotton Striped Ribbon; Loew-Cornell® Sanding Sticks; Zip Dry by Beacon Adhesives®; galvanized wire, pliers; black foam core board (one piece 3 1/2 x 6″, and one 5 x 7 1/2″); 1/2″ wide paintbrush


More of our Dreamweaver posts can be found here:

Stampendous Blog

Laura Drahozal DW

Lyn Bernatovich DW

Pam Hornschu DW

Kristine Reynolds DW

Lea Fritts DW

Louise Healy

Tenia Nelson

Alison Heikkila

Wendy Price