Dreamweaver Stencils Challenge and Blog Hop Update

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March is wrapping up so quickly and that means the Marching into Spring challenge is as well.  The link up tool to add your challenge inspired project is on the Dreamweaver Stencils blog.

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Our hop today had a few broken links and we even had one link missing altogether, so please check out the updated list below.

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Woodware Craft Collection Blog

Debs Frost

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

Lyn Bernatovich

Gill Wilson

Louise Healy

Laura Drahozal

Lynn Mercurio

 

Creating Frilly and Fabulous Projects?

It’s Thursday and a great day to remind you that Dreamweaver Stencil’s blog is posting about their February Challenge to get frilly and fabulous with your projects and enter submit them to the challenge gallery.

Details are on the Dream It Up! blog.

A few frilly and fabulous samples from last week’s Dream Team, just to get you inspired to join in the fun.

Dreamweaver Butterfly and I-Beams by Louise Healy
Amore Frame and I-Beams card by Lynn Mercurio
Tea Time and I-Beams card by Jamie Martin

Come back and see us tomorrow for more stamps and projects for our Swirls and Flourishes Theme Week.

 

Challenges – Catching Up!

We have just been so busy making new products, introducing you to partner companies, and sharing our terrific samples, that we’ve got a bit behind on our monthly Blog Challenges! Well, time to catch up!

First, we’re thrilled to announce our July Challenge Winner – Darlene Pavlick! You can see her project and Darlene can claim her prize by visiting the

July Challenge Winner Page

Then there’s our August Challenge! Wow! Well, that flew by and we never even got that far! We’re going to give you until September 25th to link your Summer Memories project to our InLinkz tool so that this great theme doesn’t get skipped! You can see all the details on our

August Challenge Page

And finally it’s back to school with our September Challenge where it’s all about the kids! Anything with a kid theme, a theme kids would like, or just a kid like thought is fair game for this one! Babies to Toddlers to Tweens to Teens to Kids of All Ages. Let’s see what makes ’em smile. Enter your project on our

September Challenge Page

Remember that none of your projects HAVE to use Stampendous products (although we’d be lying if we didn’t say we like them better when they do!).  Start making something cool and enter it.

Last Day For Love Letters Challenge

Young Heart by Wendy Price
Young Heart by Wendy Price

Today is the last day to enter your projects in our February Love Letters Challenge. You have until 11:55pm Pacific Standard Time tonight to link your project to our link tool for consideration.

You can click on the link tool in the right sidebar of the blog —————>

Or you can visit the inspiration and leave your link here on the Challenge Page.

Even if you’re not entering, you can click on the link and see all the terrific entries, visit them online, and leave supportive, encouraging comments for your fellow crafters!

We have a Winner! – We think…

The Winner from our December Challenge – Clean And Simple Holiday Cards is:

number 13 out of 22

Except that we can’t really figure out who that is. Here’s the card:

December 2013- CAS Christmas Cards Winner
December 2013- CAS Christmas Cards Winner

But it’s not posted on a blog or even Flickr as far as we can tell!  Hopefully you’ll recognize your work and email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your name and mailing address!  If we don’t hear from you by next week, we’ll draw another winner.

Thanks for playing everyone!! Super great cards from all the participants this time!

Our January Theme is New Year – so stamp out your resolutions. We’re getting the post up soon, but this way you can get started!

Handmade Gift Challenge – Get your Links In!

Our Handmade Gift Challenge ends this week on the 28th, so remember to get your links in to our linky tool (at the right with F.E. Linus on it)(or on the challenge page HERE).

Your projects don’t have to be Holiday themed, just something you would give someone as a handmade gift. We’ve got a few more great ideas for you today!

Know anyone with a new baby? How about an adorable Baby’s First Christmas picture frame like this one by Kristine Reynolds:

Baby's First Christmas Frame by Kristine Reynolds
Baby’s First Christmas Frame by Kristine Reynolds

How about a terrific gift for coworkers or teachers? A couple of Keurig cups fit just perfectly in this terrific project by Kristine Reynolds:

Single Cup Gift by Kristine Reynolds
Single Cup Gift by Kristine Reynolds

A beautiful reminder of inspiration would be a lovely gift for a dear friend, pastor, or family member. Krissy Fossmeyer shares this plaque on an easel as a terrific gift idea. She posted it on her blog HERE:

Inspired Easel by Krissy Fossmeyer
Inspired Easel by Krissy Fossmeyer

For the mixed media, art lover in your life, Suzanne Czosek has created this romantic but trendy canvas piece!

Mixed Media Canvas by Suzanne Czosek
Mixed Media Canvas by Suzanne Czosek

For the folks in your life facing a really long winter – this snowman journal by Jennifer Dove can help them get started on that great American novel, or their memoirs!

Snowman Journal by Jennifer Dove
Snowman Journal by Jennifer Dove

Dozens more ideas are available on the projects tab of our website. The Out of the Box section presents all those terrific things that aren’t a card or scrapbook page. Check it out!! Then enter…only a few days left!

Reminder – Handmade Gifts!

We are seeing more and more fantastic ideas on the internet this year for handmade Christmas gifts! You know you want to make them… but you know if you don’t start now, you’ll end up at the mall the day after Thanksgiving elbowing each other to death before you’ve even had your coffee! Join us in reclaiming the spirit of gift giving, and start something now! Then enter your project, even if it’s not quite done, in our Challenge for a chance to win some terrific goodies!

There’s loads of inspiration on our November Challenge Page.  Here’s some more:

Make a set of stationery or a travel memory book and present it in a cool box like this one by Kristine Reynolds:

Steampunk Suitcase by Kristine Reynolds
Steampunk Suitcase by Kristine Reynolds

Wow someone with a gift of dried herbs from your garden. Put them in pretty cello bags tied with ribbons and present them in this beautiful Butterfly Box also by Kristine Reynolds:

Paper Mache Butterfly Box by Kristine Reynolds
Paper Mache Butterfly Box by Kristine Reynolds

Make someone a set of gift tags! Everyone uses tons of them, how lucky they’d be to have ones as elegant (and easy to make!) as these by Asia King:

Holiday Gift Tags by Asia King
Holiday Gift Tags by Asia King

Handmade Christmas Ornaments are always great gifts for folks just starting a household. Check out this darling ornament by Jennifer Dove:

Snowman Ornament by Rhea Weigand
Snowman Ornament by Jennifer Dove

Easy instructions for all these projects and hundreds more are available on our website.  You can click on the captions above for links to those specific projects. Our Challenge ends on Nov 28, so please link your project up soon! December’s Challenge will be Clean And Simple (CAS) Holiday Cards (for those of us who still haven’t started ours! Yikes!).