Fran’s Watercolor Series continues with more Fabulous Friday FUN and some beautiful beach scenes to warm your winter day! The three newest Perfectly Clear Stamps supporting her lessons are perfect for combining or using separately to create colorful cards and mini-masterpieces to share with friends and family.
In Lesson 137, Fran focuses on the Dolphin Play and Go Fish sets of stamps showing how to use their many, interactive pieces to build various scenic panels. She also studies new background effects for creating underwater, ocean scenes.
You can watch the video here on our YouTube Channel –
In Lesson 138, Fran adds the gorgeous Shell Beach Perfectly Clear Stamps to the mix and shows you how to embed the shells in sand and create dimensional, layered images. Bright, natural colors give the finished cards the same spectacular looks as nature.
You can catch up with today’s video if you missed it here –
We hope you’ve been following along and enjoying Fran’s Watercolor Series this year. She’ll be previewing three new stamp sets next week, the last selections of the series. Do join us on Fridays, and remember that this resource will continue to be available so that you can enjoy the fun of watercoloring great projects to share with others.
The Stampendous April Catalog is full of darling Summer fun for everyone. Especially those who love the sea! With undersea Cling Rubber Stamp sets and Perfectly Clear Stamps, we’re brimming with fun from the briny deep.
Our own Debi Hammons made the sweetest card featuring these darling underwater friends. You can click on the image for project supplies and instructions. Or see the card in person at your favorite stamping or scrapbooking store on our May Store Display Board!
For those who prefer an “above water” approach, we also have our darling new Floaties Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
Fran made this sweet and simple card that comes together in minutes with colored pencil coloring.
We also brought out four darling Cling Rubber Stamp sets in our ocean theme this year.
These four sets, which retail for only $8.99 each, have two greetings and a complete scene for easy, quick cards. Debi created a darling group of cards using these sets, plus we’ll be sharing more projects featuring them in some top stamping publications later this year.
Our Design Team have also been sharing with our super fun Summer sets. Take a look at their cute contributions. Which set is your fave?
One of our Design Team members tells us that today is Lighthouse Day! (It might be unofficial!) And it just so happens that we have lots of lighthouses if you want to celebrate this very special event! You can find these lighthouse images on our website, of course. Just type “lighthouse” in the search box at the top. They’re also under “Stamps” then “Travel” (and “Scenic” and “Summer”).
Tell us about your trip to a lighthouse! Or have you never been? We’ll give away one of our new Lighthouse Christmas Cling Rubber stamps!
Some of our Design Team are sharing samples of this great image! Take a trip to their lighthouses and leave them some love for more chances to win.
We’re celebrating the last vacations of Summer, here on the Stampendous blog. We really want to thank you all for sharing your vacation stories with us. We love getting to know our fans a bit better! Keep sharing for your chance to win the Pink Your Life Beach Day Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. (click on it to see it on our website)
Our team has made some great samples with this set! (click on them to see the complete project on our website)
Here at Stampendous, our Summers have often culminated in a Warehouse Sale! We haven’t done one in a very long time, and I’m NOT making any promises here (wink, wink), but if you’re anywhere near Southern California, you might want to just make sure that you’re on our email list. Just say’n! Our previous Warehouse Sales have been, shall we say legendary?! You definitely won’t want to miss it (if we have one, that is)! Our email newsletter also gives you great info like telling you first about our Free Shipping promotion. Even if you can’t come to Southern California, you’ll want to sign up. You can sign up for newsletters and promotion information here at the bottom of our website home page – http://www.stampendous.com/.
We’ve got some great Summer Vacation projects and inspiration from our Design Team today. Please comment on their posts, and be sure to tell us about your favorite Summer Vacation for a chance to win. We’ll be back with Winners and a new theme on Monday!
We’re celebrating One Last Summer Vacation here at Stampendous, a quick getaway before the bustle of school starting and the holidays approaching is completely on us. (This is a warning, by the way, that holiday cards are coming quickly to our blog!) Those last days of relaxation and travel, how have you spent them in a memorable way? We’ll be giving away one of our Pink Your Life Whisper Friends Beach Day sets of Perfectly Clear Stamps to one lucky commenter this week. Please share a great summer story with us!
You can catch up with all the rules and things from our MONDAY post, if you missed it. As well as some great inspiration from our Design Team. And they’ve got more to share with you today! Check out these Summer Fun projects from the team below. Be sure to leave them some love on their blogs.
Of course, Stampendous has LOTS of ways to help you celebrate Summer! Here are just a few of the great images we have for this family time of year! You can find all of our stamps in the Travel Category and the Summer Category of our website.
At Stampendous we can see the end of Summer approaching as the kids all get ready to go back to school. Several areas have already started their Fall Semesters.
We think it’s time for One Last Summer Vacation. And we know you’ll agree. One lucky winner can document his or her vacation with our Pink Your Life Whisper Friends Beach Day set. This darling set contains so many fun little stamps from the pen of Nicoletta Zanella. And you can see in our banner above how adorably it works with our Waves Stencil and regular stencil paste.
Leave us a comment this week telling us about your favorite summer vacation! Sorry, U.S. winners only (although we’d love to hear about ANY of your vacations!) Official Rules live HERE.
We have some awesome Summer Vacation ideas from our design team here, be sure to hop by and give them some love as well.
We’re Keeping Cool this week on the Stampendous Blog, and in our MONDAY post and WEDNESDAY post we explored how our House-Mouse Friends keep their cool. We also have some gorgeous new stamps for those of you who like to keep cool seaside. You can see lots of inspiration with them in our earlier Part of Your World blog series. As a refresher, we’ll share some of them here! Be sure to comment and tell us what your weather is like this week, ours has been hanging around the low 90’s. Pretty hot for June in Southern California. Are you melting where you are?
We’ve got some teammates sharing today with their ideas about keeping cool.
Remember, there’s FREE SHIPPING on the Stampendous website for orders over $50 through August 31! Time to stay indoors where it’s cool and do some crafting! Use promo code BLG717 at checkout as many times as you like.
Yo, ho, me hearties! Today is our last of the pirate adventure with Pink Your Life Whisper Friends. We’ve had quite an adventure with treasures yet to be won and if you’ve missed one of our earlier posts this week, you’ll be able to catch up with links at the end of our post! Come back next week as we’ll travel Where the Wild Things Are for our theme week!
Our buccaneer’s in the newest Whisper Friends Pirates Perfectly Clear Stamp Set includes are sailing for adventure with plenty of images to create a fun scene all on its own or coordinates well with other Pink Your Life stamps for oodles of projects!
We couldn’t help putting together a few more products with the beach theme to end our Part of Your World series. Just imagine these little feet on a beach taking its first steps along the shore. Pair this stencil with our Beach 5-Jar Embossing Powder Kit for a real fantastic beach look.
And this Clipper Ship with lively waves would make a swift project for any stencil technique! Stop by a few of our projects pages below for ideas!
Ready for some pirate inspiration? Here are designers participating in today’s hop –
We are back, mateys, with a little treasure between pirate lad and lassie! Nicoletta Zanella illustrator and creator of Whisper Friends from Pink Your Life created these pirate stamps with tons of character that are so fun to color!
Each stamp has a background scene and appears as though one has stayed back as the Lookout while the other found the loot, both with so many fun coloring opportunities!