Sweater Wrap Up! Time to Vote!

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So we haven’t forgotten, never you fear. The time to vote on sweaters is here! Our cute Cool Penguin has been sporting “ugly” sweaters by some of our favorite designers on their blogs and ours for the last couple weeks. Now it’s time to vote. Your comments on the blog posts will enter you in a drawing to win one of these cute sets. Your votes on the cards will determine which designer gets a cool $50 in Stampendous product.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

 

We had a couple more cute samples to share, so visit these blogs and leave a comment. Then come back and vote for your favorite. We’ve linked them all to a polling tool below and each choice includes the link so that, in case you didn’t write it down, you can remind yourself how cute they all were! Choose the one that you like best, ugly, cute, whatever your fancy.

New “ugly sweater” cards that we haven’t shared yet:

Sue Drees

Wendy Price

Karen Hasheck

Pam Sparks

Sue Drees #2

Tina Smith (video)

Sue Drees #3

Diane Williams

 

 

 

No Sweat, More Sweaters!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

Our Ugly Sweater contest is fully underway and the designers have outdone themselves. We have another crop for you today. The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun. We’ll post the poll for you to vote at the end of the week. Meanwhile, keep commenting on the designers’ blogs for your chance to win.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

Check out all the samples this week and next, and be sure to leave nice comments. At the end of this week you can vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

Today we have a some really cool cards from Roxanne Russell. Former owner of one of our favorite stamp stores, The Stamp Addict, Roxanne is keeping her hand in crafting, we hope to lure her to blog-ville! You can comment here on her great projects.

CSD08 Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
CSD08 Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russel
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

Now go visit these great designers and leave them some comments!!

Diane Williams

Sue Drees

Then come back tomorrow for some more fun!

 

 

Cool Penguin, Cool Sweaters

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun. It seemed like the perfect opportunity for an Ugly Sweater Contest.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

But the sweaters are SO cute! We sent the set to several designers to see what they’d come up with, and the results have been fantastic. Check out all the samples this week and next, and be sure to leave nice comments. At the end of next week you can vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

Today we have a couple of darling cards from Judi Kauffman who designs classes and blog projects for The Queen’s Ink. She had WAAAYY too much fun with the sweater in this set. Apparently that darling penguin is just a bonus!

DIY Sweaters by Judi Kauffman
DIY Sweaters by Judi Kauffman

 

Sweater Fun by Judi Kauffman
Sweater Fun by Judi Kauffman

Wow! You can check out Judi’s other creations from earlier this week on Wednesday, and Thursday. Hop around and visit these designers and check out their ugly sweaters so you can vote! More next week as well.

Karin van Eijk

Sue Drees

 

 

Ugly Sweaters are Beautiful!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

We’re playing with the Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set which comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make it fast and easy to create a multitude of looks!

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

We don’t know who decided holiday sweaters were “ugly”, but we have to disagree, we’re seeing some of the cutest projects ever this week! Check out all the samples, and be sure to leave nice comments. Then come back at the end of next week to vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

We have artists sharing all this week and next. So keep track of your favorites! Maybe as a Christmas present to yourself and a designer you could follow a new blog!

Today we have another sweet offering from Judi Kauffman, class designer and sample artist for The Queen’s Ink. This sample offers a trio of stylish sweaters! Maybe Judi should consider fashion design! She has used a ton of other Stampendous stamps to make these Fabulous! Judi doesn’t blog, but if you follow The Queen’s Ink blog you’ll see plenty of her work!

Cool Sweaters by Judi Kauffman
Cool Sweaters by Judi Kauffman

Hop around and visit these designers and check out their ugly sweaters so you can vote!

Kelli Green

Sue Drees

Kathi Rerek

 

It’s an Ugly Sweater Contest

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

We have a real treat for you this week! Our stamping friends have put together some really adorable projects. The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

We thought it would be fun to have an Ugly Sweater contest with this set. We sent the set to several designers to see what they’d come up with, and the results are fantastic. Check out all the samples this week, and be sure to leave nice comments. Then come back next week to vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

First we have this adorable offering from Judi Kauffman who designs classes and blog projects for The Queen’s Ink. She made three samples, and here’s the first. This one shows a whole crew of penguins in their finest sweater apparel.

Cool Penguin, Ugly Sweaters - Judi Kauffman
Cool Penguin, Ugly Sweaters – Judi Kauffman

Sooo much fun with tiny embellishments. Stay tuned for Judi’s other creations later this week! Hop around and visit these designers and check out their ugly sweaters so you can vote!

Karin van Eijk

Sue Drees

Sharon White (Copy Cat Cards)

 

From Small Beginnings with the Creative Squad

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Another month has gone by and the Creative Squad has provided fantastic weekly inspiration on Nathalie’s Studio Blog. You can stop by each week’s post by hopping over to them from the gallery below and find out which of Nathalie’s terrific products they used for their creative expressions.

Nathalie’s line of stamps and stencils work fabulously for so many different styles, seasons and projects it is no wonder that we enjoy the Squad’s projects with renewed inspiration every month! Here is a gallery of Nathalie’s Stampendous products over on our website but you can also shop at Nathalie’s store while you’re over on her blog for this months posts.

Nathalie challenged the team this month to think about starting new things and how they experience its beginnings. Enjoy and be inspired!

   
Sep 6 – Tina Walker Sep 13 – Cheiron Brandon
   
Sep 20 – Marsha Valk Sept 27 – Michelle Rydell

Stop by Nathalie’s blog in the month of November for more great inspiration from the Creative Squad.

The Best Techniques from Andy Skinner

Shabby Chic Box by Andy Skinner
Shabby Chic Box by Andy Skinner

It’s Friday and our relaxed week of mixed media is almost over, but we have one more bit of goodies to share. The terrific mixed media artist and designer, Andy Skinner, is the spotlight of our post today and there is a chance to see him create with his trademark techniques using his line of stamps and stencils with DecoArt Media products. It’s amazing what you can do with this product combination when you have a few techniques up your sleeve.

His style is a solid industrial style with even shabby chic mixed in on a few projects. No matter the style it’s in the techniques you use with your supplies and we have a way for you to see Andy in demo them in action, but only for a short time.

Cling Toxic Tag by Andy Skinner
Cling Toxic Tag by Andy Skinner

Even though we are in the States we followed along Hochanda TV, a UK Television home shopping channel, during Andy Skinner’s shows on Tuesday here and Wednesday here, here, here and here. These links won’t be available for long so stop by soon to see all the techniques that continue to make Andy’s mixed media pieces amazing, awesome, and SO cool!

 

All these fantastic projects were made with Andy Skinner stamps which are daring and iconic, just perfect for any mixed media or stamping project. You can see Andy using them our videos from our booth during CHA the last few years. Stop by our Youtube Channel anytime to see them!

 

Grab your Andy Skinner stamps, stencils and paint for your next project and share them with us! We would love to see what you make on our Stampendous! Fan Page plus you can share them with Andy as well on Andy Skinner and Friends Facebook Group.

Say Yes To New Adventures!

It’s the end of the month and a great time to revisit the Creative Squad projects Nathalie’s Studio Blog.  This group of talented designers created fun art journaling pages using Nathalie’s stamps and stencil designs. For convenience, we’ve listed Nathalie’s Stampendous products here but you can also stop by Nathalie’s store for her products, too.

The Creative Squad was given the challenge to create something that celebrates the spirit of adventure and it was fun to see where their creative spirit took them for each project. We’ve grabbed the links to all of the “Say Yes! to New Adventures” posts so you can browse with ease. Enjoy and be inspired!

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Aug 2 – Gwen Lafleur Aug 9 – Cheiron Brandon
 8_16 Marsha Valk peek  8_30 Rydell-Adventure peek
Aug 16 – Marsha Valk August 30 – Michelle Rydell

Stop by Nathalie’s blog in the month of September for more great inspiration from the Creative Squad.

 

A Letter to Your Future Self

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Every month the Creative Squad on Nathalie’s Studio Blog take a challenge and create the most amazing journal pages and projects with Nathalie’s stamps and stencil designs.

For July each designer created with the prompt, “Letter to my Future Self” and they came up with some pretty powerful pieces. So wonderful we’ve gathered up the links here so you can grab a cuppa and enjoy the mixed media goodness.

   
July 5 – Gwen Lafleur July 12 – Cheiron Brandon
   
July 19 – Marsha Valk July 26 – Michelle Rydell

Stop by Nathalie’s blog in the month of August for more great inspiration from the Creative Squad.