Block Party Week Starts Today!

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We are having a “Block Party” and everyone’s invited!

This week Stampendous is joining the Inspiration Team from Eileen Hull Designs where we are encouraged to think outside the “block” and create with the Scoreboards™ XL Square Box Die designed by this incredibly talented artist.

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Artist and Designer Eileen Hull has been crafting her whole life, and for the last decade has focused on designing products for crafters. Her signature line of ScoreBoards™ dies for Sizzix have created some fantastic tools that have gone far beyond what even she envisioned when designing them. One of these has given birth to the Artist Trading Block. Designed as a box die with the possibility for a positionable window in one side, this tool has taken off and given rise to some of the most creative projects imaginable. With the help of Amy Bowerman she has assembled a team of designers that can take each of her new products to the limits and beyond. To quote their site, The Artists on the Block.

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We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!!  We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW! If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

We know you won’t want to miss a single creation in this hop, and the Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team has several members that live outside the United States, so it took a while for them to get their products from us. We need to give them time to post and you time to comment, so the comment deadline will be Sunday, March 8th. A whole extra week! We will continue posting links as we receive them from the Inspiration Team, so be sure to keep checking back. You get one entry for every comment, so you don’t want to miss the chance to leave a thoughtful comment on each project. For those who tend to get lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” link list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.

Here are today’s participating designers –

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Connect with this week’s collaboration partner’s for continuous news, updates and inspiration!

Shop Stampendous  *  Stampendous Blog
Follow Stampendous:  Facebook * Twitter * Pinterest * Instagram

Eileen Hull Blog  *  Shop Eileen Hull Sizzix Dies
Follow Eileen Hull: Facebook * Twitter * Pinterest * Google +* Instagram

The Artists on the Block Blog
Follow The Artists on the Block: Facebook * Twitter * Pinterest

 

Dreaming of Spring

What a great week of butterflies and dies! We hope you’ve had a great time getting inspired for spring crafting even if winter is still outdoors.

We’ve seen our Butterflies and dies on almost everything, but today we’ve moved on to clothes! Check out Fran’s awesome t-shirt design.

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Butterfly Trio T-Shirt by Fran Seiford

And we have two more amazing designers posting today. We hope you’ll stop by their blogs and say hi.

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

We’ll be coming back often to share CHA highlights here on the blog and our other social media spots. Follow us, so you won’t miss our future posts! If you’re attending the trade show stop by our booths at Stampendous booth #723 and Dreamweaver Stencils booth #2342.

 

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Butterflies Tout Suite

Ever noticed how many butterfly images pop up in designs around you? They are colorful and come in all shapes and sizes that it’s no wonder they are a popular image in design.

The butterflies from our Jumbo Butterfly Trio Stamp Set are huge images and great for finishing projects like card making, gifts, canvas art and even gorgeous home decor.

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Jumbo Butterfly Trio Cling Stamp Set

They are also the same size as our Butterflies Cutting Die Set for even more ways to create off the page.

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Butterflies Cutting Die Set

How about  we check out some projects using our fabulous butterfly products?

A quick card for someone celebrating BIG…

Butterfly Trio and Cutting Dies by Jennifer Dove
Butterfly Trio and Cutting Dies by Jennifer Dove

or splendidly adorn a pillow box for a gift…

Butterfly Trio Pillow Box by Fran Seiford
Butterfly Trio Pillow Box by Fran Seiford

 and adding them to make spectacular canvas art.

Butterfly Trio Canvas by Cyndi Bundy
Butterfly Trio Canvas by Cyndi Bundy

All of these projects are great and easy ones to do, but there are still more fabulous projects on these designer’s blogs to see.

Wendy Price

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Can you manage one more amazing way to use our butterflies and dies? It’s this gorgeous butterfly garland by artist Rubin Ruiz who shared it on our Facebook Page over the Christmas holiday. Click on the photo below to view Rubin’s Facebook video. Enjoy!

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Butterfly Garland by Ruben Ruiz Design.

Butterflies and Dies, Oh My!

Hello and welcome to a new week and a new product focus! Our Winter Wonderland last week was frosty fun and it was so wonderful to see you come along for the inspiration even as we were ringing in the New Year!

If the designer’s projects impressed you last week when they added vibrant fun colors to our snowy images, this week they are going to have us all dreaming of Spring with butterflies and dies!

Let’s bring on the beautiful butterfly inspiration!

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Cling PenPattern Butterflies Stamp Set

 

Our PenPattern Butterflies are so much fun to color with their strong designs and patterns. There is also a free stencil and mask that comes in the package for decorative painting and mixed media projects.

The coordinating set of Butterflies Die Cutting set make it easy to create three-dimensional projects or brighten up decor with a spring theme.

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Butterflies Die Cutting Set

This gorgeous mixed media canvas by Debbie Cole, CDA is having us dreaming of spring around the office already! She created this airy butterfly scene with our PenPattern Butterflies, Blossom Bunch, Elegant Scroll stamps and the Creative Palette with some mixed media supplies.

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Butterfly Meadow by Debbie Cole, CDA

 

Let’s keep on dreaming of spring this week and walk along the path to some design team inspirations!

Asia King

Rhea Weigand

Kristine Reynolds

 

Creative Jumpstart – A Year of Mojo!

Ever feel like you just can’t get going on a project? Want to try a new technique or product but don’t know where to start! Well here’s an entire year of inspiration and learning. Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative Jumpstart is just what you need to get going and learn some fantastic tricks and tips from some of the top artists in the Mixed Media world.

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You’ll get 25 videos from 23 amazing artists, one per day starting in January. Then you’ll have access to all the videos through November 2015. All for just $25. (yep, $1 per video!)

BUT WAIT… because Nathalie loves us, she’s offering a coupon code for $5 off to our fans!! Just use coupon code – stampendouscjs15 – at checkout (through Dec 31st) and get 5 videos free!!

Click on the photo above to be taken to Nathalie’s web site to learn more.

P.S. This makes an AMAZING gift for your crafty friends. Nathalie totally does gift certificates for this program!!

Art Anthology – Big Blog Hop

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We’ve been hopping with Art Anthology this week! Up to our dainty elbows in their cool paints and sprays, they’re just the perfect combo for the great mixed media projects our Design Team loves making! Hope you haven’t missed anything, but if you have you can catch up on the fun at these links – MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY

Three incredible prize packages are up for grabs this week consisting of a Stampendous Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate, a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on our website, an Art Anthology Stencil, and one each Dimensional Crystal, Colorations Spray, and Dimensional Paint from Art Anthology (colors are random). Wow!! Now that’s something to slip under the tree for yourself! (PLUS – a little reindeer told us that Art Anthology will be giving away EVEN MORE paints and goodies over on their blog!!) You have until the end of Sunday, December 14th to finish commenting on the blog posts for entry into the drawing.

We also hopped along with Core’dinations on Mon, Tues and Wed of this week. If you’re looking for those posts they are – Monday  HERE. Tuesday HERE. Wednesday HERE.  Always so much going on over here!

AND we’re celebrating the man in red! He’s kissing Mrs. Claus on the cheek to go on a practice run with the reindeer! Wouldn’t it be awesome to find this prize package under your tree??!! Our hops are featuring Santa in many posts this week. We’ve got the hardest working Design Team in show business!!  Join us for some great fun, inspiration and prizes!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Asia King

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Tenia Nelson

Art Anthology Blog

Hopping with Art Anthology – Day 4

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We’re still hopping with Art Anthology! Up to our dainty elbows in their cool paints and sprays, they’re just the perfect combo for the great mixed media projects our Design Team loves making!

Three incredible prize packages are up for grabs this week consisting of a Stampendous Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate, a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on our website, an Art Anthology Stencil, and one each Dimensional Crystal, Colorations Spray, and Dimensional Paint from Art Anthology (colors are random). Wow!! Now that’s something to slip under the tree for yourself! (PLUS – a little reindeer told us that Art Anthology will be giving away EVEN MORE paints and goodies over on their blog!!)

We also hopped along with Core’dinations on Mon, Tues and Wed of this week. If you’re looking for those posts they are – Monday  HERE. Tuesday HERE. Wednesday HERE.  Always so much going on over here!

AND we’re celebrating the man in red! He’s practicing his olympic cookie eating skills! Wouldn’t it be awesome to find this prize package under your tree??!! Our hops are featuring Santa in many posts this week. We’ve got the hardest working Design Team in show business!!  Join us for some great fun, inspiration and prizes!

Stampendous Blog

Lea Kimmel

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Art Anthology Blog

The designers at Art Anthology have made several amazing projects this week and we wouldn’t want you to miss them, so please check back on their blog throughout each day so you can see them all!

 

Hopping with Art Anthology – Day 3

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We just keep hopping with our new friends at Art Anthology! We are in love with their cool paints and sprays, they’re just the perfect combo for the great mixed media projects our Design Team is making!

There are three amazing prize packages this week consisting of a Stampendous Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate, a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on our website, an Art Anthology Stencil, and one each Dimensional Crystal, Colorations Spray, and Dimensional Paint from Art Anthology (colors are random). Wow!! Now that’s something to slip under the tree for yourself! (PLUS – a little reindeer told us that Art Anthology will be giving away EVEN MORE paints and goodies over on their blog!!)

We’re also hopping with Core’dinations on Mon, Tues and Wed this week. If you’re looking for Monday’s Core post it is HERE. Tuesday’s Core post is HERE. And Wednesday’s Core post is HERE.  Always so much going on over here!

AND we’re celebrating the man in red! He’s checking the harnesses for those magic reindeer! It would sure be great if you found this prize package under your tree, wouldn’t it??!! Both our Core’dinations and Art Anthology hops will feature Santa in many posts this week. We’ve got the hardest working Design Team in show business!!  Join us for some great fun, inspiration and prizes!

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Art Anthology Blog

Hopping with Art Anthology – Day 2

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We’re back hopping with  Art Anthology! They have so many cool paints and sprays, and now stencils, and we’re having a blast making great mixed media projects!

There will be three terrific prize packages this week consisting of a Stampendous Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate, a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on our website, an Art Anthology Stencil, and one each Dimensional Crystal, Colorations Spray, and Dimensional Paint from Art Anthology (colors are random). Wow!! Now that’s something to slip under the tree for yourself! (PLUS – a little reindeer told us that Art Anthology will be giving away EVEN MORE paints and goodies over on their blog!!)

We’re also hopping with Core’dinations on Mon, Tues and Wed this week. If you’re looking for Monday’s Core post it is HERE. Tuesday’s is HERE.

AND we’re celebrating that jolly old elf this week! He’s wrapping those gifts, have you been naughty or nice! It would sure be nice if you won this prize package, wouldn’t it! Both our Core’dinations and Art Anthology hops will feature Santa in many posts this week. We’ve got the hardest working Design Team in show business!!  Join us for some great fun, inspiration and prizes!

Asia King

Janelle Stollfus

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Art Anthology Blog

Hopping with Art Anthology

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This week we are so thrilled to be hopping for the first time with our new friends at Art Anthology! Makers of all kinds of cool paints and sprays, and now stencils, they’re just the perfect combo for our great mixed media projects we’re making!

We’ll be giving away three terrific prize packages this week consisting of a Stampendous Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate, a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on our website, an Art Anthology Stencil, and one each Dimensional Crystal, Colorations Spray, and Dimensional Paint from Art Anthology (colors are random). Wow!! Now that’s something to slip under the tree for yourself! (PLUS – a little reindeer told us that Art Anthology will be giving away EVEN MORE paints and goodies over on their blog!!)

We’re also hopping with Core’dinations on Mon, Tues and Wed this week. If you’re looking for Monday’s Core post it is HERE.

AND we’re celebrating the man in red! He’s checking that list, have you been naughty or nice! It would sure be nice if you won this prize package, wouldn’t it! Both our Core’dinations and Art Anthology hops will feature Santa in many posts this week. We’ve got the hardest working Design Team in show business!!  Join us for some great fun, inspiration and prizes!

Kristine Reynolds

Art Anthology Blog