Rodeo Girl in Australia

We spotted Dot Leathbridge sharing a terrific project on her blog that we just had to share here! She’s using one of our favorite although retired stamps Rodeo Girl on a  beautiful background.

Places to find Rodeo Girl is on our Store Locator where you can find a retail store near you or choose to find an online store that carry this stamp.

Stop by her Dot’s Dabbles blog to see more Stampendous projects. We saw another terrific project you will want to see, Jumbo Grapes art journal layout, it’s amazing!

BlogStars are In the House!!

You’ve been waiting, we know you have, to see who our newest members to the BlogStars Guest Design Team are! Well, wait no longer, we’re here to tell you the whole truth!

We were absolutely blown away by the talent displayed by this quarter’s group of applicants. They were simply amazing. It was the hardest time choosing we’ve ever had.

So, without further ado, please give it up for

Rhea Weigand

Rhea Weigand

Living in Arizona with her best friend hubby and two seriously good looking adult sons means this lovely lady has lots of fun around her house. Adding some Yorkies into the mix has got to make crafting a challenge, but she rises to it just superbly. Her cards embrace such a wide range of styles and techniques, we know she’ll have just as much fun coloring our Kiddos as Fran•táging Jumbo Flowers. We just can’t wait to get some Stampendous goodness into her hands! We know you’re going to enjoy her varied talents as much as we do. You can see lots more of her art on her terrific blog Passionate Paper Creations, but just to get you warmed up, here’s a fantastic 8″ X 8″ canvas Rhea created with our
I Love Paris stamp.

I Love Paris by Rhea Weigand

Now let’s hear a good, 0ld-fashioned, Stampendous welcome for:

Jan Garber

Another Arizona resident, this mom and grandmother has been enjoying stamping and scrapbooking for the last few years. She’s  a frequent participant in the Stampendous monthly challenges, in fact she participates in lots of challenges all over the web. We sure hope she chooses to use some of the goodies we’ll be sending her for those challenges in the future! We loved the fact that Jan likes making 3D objects and home decor as much as her cards and scrapbook pages. We feel fairly certain that, in view of the temperature in Phoenix this time of year, she’ll be crafting indoors and making us all sorts of fantastic things during her term as BlogStar. You can see lots of Jan’s art at her blog Scrap’n Surprise!, but here’s a taste using our fantastic Rose Corset stamp.

Rose Corset Dresser by Jan Garber

Well, if you’re not excited enough, sit back in your seats and let’s hear it for

Tobi Crawford

This British Columbia, Canada resident (with a U.S. Mailing address, thank you!) is so excited to be part of our team! We could almost hear the scream in Southern California when she found out! But we’re even more excited to have her. An excellent sense of color, design, composition and great photography skills make her the perfect BlogStar. Combine that with a cute blog, activity on all the major boards and forums, and teaching classes at one of our favorite customer stores… well it’s a match made in heaven. And Tobi makes our Cowlick look soooo cute! We just know we’re going to love working with this talented, charming, young woman! Here’s one of her great samples featuring our Cowlik Sunflower stamp… and you can see lots more of Tobi’s terrific art on her blog, Tobi’s Place.

Cowlik Sunflower by Tobi Crawford

And now, to round out our list of amazing talent, give a heartfelt welcome to

Asia King

Ok… we admit it…we broke our own rule! We said no international artists, but, well, ok we think you’re going to see why we couldn’t help ourselves.  We fell in love with Asia’s work some time ago when we stumbled on her blog after she entered one of our challenges. We were literally blown away! Her work is in a class by itself, and we dreamed of the day she would join our team, even if only temporarily. She’s just such a unique person with such a unique style…she even has an Alias!! Wow…!!! Not just a nom de stamp like so many others, a genuine AKA. Magical, mysterious, Asia’s art is just like her! So we’re going to enjoy weekly visits on our blog all the way from Oxfordshire, England where the Queen herself has presented Asia with a first place award for crafting some Diamond Jubilee coasters! Asia certainly has us Under a Creative Spell, as her blog is called. We think she will bewitch you as well.  Here’s a sample she sent us with her application using our Cling Jumbo Dahlia (available at Michaels Stores) to create a very unique piece of home decor.

A is for Asia by Asia King

Well there you have it! It wasn’t easy, but it sure was fun! And we got so many terrific applicants that we’re pretty sure we have the October, November, December quarter handled as well. That will be nice, since applications can be kind of hard to get processed as the school year starts ramping up again and the holidays descend on us. So if you haven’t applied, sit back and enjoy the art that some seriously talented stampers are going to bring you and get ready to apply in January!

How to improve your chances? Enter our Saturday Challenges, comment on our blog, Facebook page, Pinterest pins, repin our pins, share our Facebook posts, participate!!!  Thanks as always for your kind attention and for using Stampendous products in your art. We appreciate all of you so much!! Remember next week is our ClearScraps Blog Collaboration! Some tremendous inspiration headed your way!!

Thank You Stampendous Design Team!

We’ve had a wonderful group of stampers on our Stampendous Design Team this past year and we want to share their blogs and creative project ideas with you! Check them out and what they’ve been doing with our newest stamps! We want to thank them so much for their help with our Catalog Samples. We’re looking forward to working more with those members staying on for this year. You are all so appreciated, ladies! Thanks for your time and efforts!

Sherrie Siemens http://sherrie-cardcreme.blogspot.com/

Cyndi Bundy http://www.scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/

Rachel Sztonyk http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/

Kimberly Crawford http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com

Nancy Sanders http://nancysanders.blogspot.com/

Trudee Sauer http://trudee.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Sue Nelson http://www.heartprints.net/

Pam Hornschu – Look for her samples on our website Projects area!

Debbie Vaughan

Lynn Put

Stampendous Favorite Stampers: Birthdays, Part 1

Sometimes it’s hard trying to remember everyone’s birthday… There are friends’ birthdays to remember, as well as those of family members and coworkers. It’s a good idea to have a few cute birthday cards ready for these important days! We think we can help you! Some of our favorite bloggers have sent us birthday cards they’ve made using Stampendous stamps. We have so many that this post will be the first in a series. Hope you love these cards as much as we do!

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Our first card is by Maria G. You can find the card at her blog http://scrapsbym.blogspot.com. Stampendous Stamps Used:

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Our second card is by Shelley D. You can find the card at her blog http://www.stampinandscrappin.typepad.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • Q141 Birthday Flowers Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our next card is by Mary V. You can find the card at her blog http://mbryt1.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • SSC175 Hey There Cupcake Perfectly Clear™ Stamps (to find this set, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our last card is by Mary V. You can find the card at her blog http://mbryt1.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • SSC175 Hey There Cupcake Perfectly Clear™ Stamps (to find this set, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Stampendous Favorite Stampers: Spring

In sunny Southern California we are well into the grip of Spring! We are certainly hoping that your neck of the woods is thawing out as well. Here are some more wonderful spring creations from fabulous Stampendous customers!

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Our first card is by MaryJo M. You can find the card and the instructions at her blog http://www.monkeyscrapbooks.blogspot.com/. This card uses:

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Our second card is by Marie K. You can find the card and the instructions at her blog http://www.marielovestostamp.blogspot.com/. This card uses:

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Our next card is by Jamie M. You can find the card and the instructions at her blog http://www.stampthis.blogspot.com/. This card uses:

  • M212 Spring Flower Word Wood Stamp
  • SSC195 Butterfly Beauties Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
  • DD101S Diamond Dots Circles in Silver

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Our final card is by Becky G. You can find the card and the instructions at her blog http://bouncyflouncyfunfunfun.blogspot.com/. This card uses:

  • V123 Bee Trio Wood Stamp

Stampendous Favorite Stampers: Easter

Happy Easter, Stampers!
Here at Stampendous we’ve been reading your blogs, too! Some of you have made the cutest cards with our products to celebrate Easter this year. We wanted to show you some of our favorites! These artists gave us their permission to use their cards on our blog and website. If you’d like us to look at your cards or projects, too, just email us a link to your blog or a .jpeg of your project at askus@stampendous.com. We look forward to seeing your work. Keep your eyes here for more work by terrific stamp artists everywhere!

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Our first card is by Chrissy C. You can find the card and the instructions at her blog www.chrissyscricutcorner.blogspot.com. This card uses:

  • SSC1044 Changito Hop Perfectly Clear™ Stamps

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Our next card is by Stephanie. You can find the card and the instructions at her www.blogstephaniesstampinspot.blogspot.com. This card uses:

  • E175 Easter Chick Wood Stamp

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And we have another great card using the Changito Hop by Dee. You can find the card and the instructions at her blog www.eatbreatheandstamp.blogspot.com. This card uses:

  • SSC1044 Changito Hop Perfectly Clear™ Stamps