Small Business Saturday is HERE!!

2014 Black Frday Sale

Good Morning! It’s Small Business Saturday! And we’ve got the perfect way for you to support small businesses without ever leaving your home!

Did you know that every order you place on our website is filled by an independent scrapbooking, rubber stamp, or craft retail store? The only time we fill an order is if no one else has the products you’re ordering. But the majority of our orders are filled by small, local businesses. You’re helping these great retailers while, at the same time, having the opportunity to choose from our entire line of products!! Win, Win!!

Our retailers have had a chance to order our great Black Friday – Cyber Monday products at super deep discounts, so they’re standing ready to fill your sale orders! You can see the Featured Products on sale on the home page of our website – www.stampendous.com

We’re sharing projects for our sale items this week so you’ll have a chance to get inspired and see what you can make. If you missed the tag post featuring our Stack Art, it’s HERE.

One of the great Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamp Sets on SALE this weekend is our adorable Top Hat Snowman! He’s just the cutest Snowman around and the little bird on his head agrees!! He comes with a FREE Template that can mask him for background stamping or treatments, plus a great snow stencil pattern. He’s a four stamp set including a terrific “snow” border/background, a tiny snowflake, and an adorable little tree. An Amazing Value!!

Here’s some inspiration using this great stamp set!!

Top Hat Snowman
CRS5056 Top Hat Snowman
Top Hat Snowman by Laura Weed
Top Hat Snowman by Laura Weed
Top Hat Snowman Candle Holder by Debbie Cole
Top Hat Snowman Candle Holder by Debbie Cole
Top Hat Snowman Background on a Jumbo Handle Ornament by Debbie Cole
Top Hat Snowman Background on a Jumbo Handle Ornament by Debbie Cole
Top Hat Snowman Project Life Page by Cyndi Bundy
Top Hat Snowman Project Life Page by Cyndi Bundy
Top Hat Snowman Card by Debi Hammons
Top Hat Snowman Card by Debi Hammons
Top hat Snowman Winter Journal by Jennifer Dove
Top hat Snowman Winter Journal by Jennifer Dove
Top Hat Snowman by Kristine Reynolds
Top Hat Snowman by Kristine Reynolds
Top hat Snowman Card by Cyndi Bundy
Top hat Snowman Card by Cyndi Bundy
Top Hat Snowman Border on Build a Snowman Card by Kristine Reynolds
Top Hat Snowman Border on Build a Snowman Card by Kristine Reynolds
Top Hat Snowman Template Stencil on Bouquet Kiddo card by Jamie Martin
Top Hat Snowman Template Stencil on Bouquet Kiddo card by Jamie Martin

 

Lovely Leaves To Doodle or Not

If you are in the mood for a doodle session grab our Jumbo Leaves or PenPattern Leaves, but not for the stamps. Of course, it’s for the template that comes with them. Use this template to create your own pattern of leaves and then doodle away!

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Cling Jumbo Leaves Stamp Set

Debi Hammons used the template with our Sticky Panels to create this glitter leaf design. That is a darling mouse floating through the card is another lovely leaf stamp from House-Mouse Designs Fall Float.

Fall Float and Jumbo Leaves Card by Debi Hammons
Fall Float and Jumbo Leaves Card by Debi Hammons

There’s another possible option to decide for your doodling session. If you want to doodle with all the bells and whistle it’s PenPattern Leaves that will jump your doodling session right to the coloring. Use the Creative Palette with some of your favorite coloring mediums to make a paper base that gives each stamped PenPattern leaf it’s unique pattern. See how Kristine Reynolds did it for this beautiful card.

PenPattern Leaves Gracias Card by Kristine Reynolds
PenPattern Leaves Gracias Card by Kristine Reynolds

Kristine used the Leaves Cutting Dies to create even more fun to this card. It’s a great bundle of  products with tons of ideas waiting to be made.

It’s double-treat day because we have  Kristine Reynolds linked with another amazing sample. Let’s see what inspiration she’ll leaf for us on her blog.

Kristine Reynolds

 

Introducing Jan Garber

We’d love you to meet new BlogStar Jan Garber! She’s sent us a clever post today to remind you of our July Challenge – Citrus Colors. Be sure to check out our Challenge post for the linky tool where you can link your own creations.
Plus – Join us tomorrow and all next week when we play with clear resin and our stamps. Wow…you won’t believe what we’ve made!
Here’s Jan:
What wonderful colors for SUMMER!

Lime Green, Lemon Yellow, and Orange!

The challenge for the month of July here at Stampendous Impressions is to use the refreshing colors of
CITRUS!
That’s what I have done in this Garden Journal made for my friend who lives in Iowa!

I am originally from the St. Louis area, and 15 years ago I relocated to Arizona.  A friend I went to high school with, also moved. But she went north to Des Moines. She still enjoys the Spring and Summer flowers in her backyard garden, while I sit indoors and watch the cactus out my window! (LOL!) I DO get to have a chuckle in the winter, however, when she texts to say she’s shoveling two feet of snow from her driveway! 🙂

It is my hope that she fills this journal with tons of photos and memories! 
I started with a blank 6 x 6 canvas mini album cover and back.
I began by covering the back canvas piece with pattern paper, being careful to fold it over
the edges and glue securely.  I cut a piece of “solid” paper to cover the inside and the cut edges of
the pattern paper. Next, I punched the holes for the 1″ bookrings.
I decided that I wanted to make dividers for the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons.
So I cut 3 acrylic pieces from recycled packaging and again punched the holes for the bookrings. It wasn’t
until I had all of the insert sheets cut to size that I rounded all of the corners.

Please excuse the reflection in the sheets.

The day was overcast and cloudy
and I HAD to get my photos taken before continuing!
I then stamped a Jumbo Cling
Rubber
flower
onto the front of each of the clear dividers!

Next, I carefully considered what information my friend would want to include.
I printed these on my computer, then cut to size, rounded the corners, and punched the holes.
This should enable her to keep a nice record of what needs to be purchased or done at the beginning of
each season.  I included two each of the
“Growing in my garden:” sheets for each section,
knowing that she has soooo very many gorgeous plants and flowers in her yard!
(I also printed lots of extras for her to use in the coming years!
I made three of these pocketed inserts to be used behind the acrylic pages as background for the
stamped see-through flower images.  Any additional infomation can be kept here, such as
receipts for plants or idea photos.

CD pocket for a “Virtual Tour” of the garden!

NOW TO MAKE THE COVER!

I stamped the Jumbo Tiger Lily onto the canvas front in brown Momento and
heat embossed with “Dark Bark” Stampendous embossing
powder
.The look was amazing! It really popped right off the canvas!(Of course, I forgot in my excitement to color it, to take a photo!)

This is what the finished Copics colored image looks like! Can you completely blend on the textured
canvas? No, not really, but I drew my markers across the image carefully, pulling the color to the inside
from the outer edge, and it turned out surprisingly well!
To add some soft color around the image, I air brushed in green and yellow.

NOW, to put it all together!

Topping off the prettiness (is that a word?), I sprinkled Color Fragments

and Glass Glitter in
several hues.

A tiny, sheer butterfly has found a wonderful place to land, and the soft ribbons and lace
make for the finishing touch!

I can’t wait to see this album in a year and see what gorgeous memories she has stored there!

And I can relive the gardens I miss, too!

Thanks for joining me for this fun project!