Catching Up!

We’re still trying to play catch up here in our offices at Stampendous! Building a new website can be quite a challenge. But it’s finished! And we’re celebrating with our newest catalog products from our April 2014 Catalog.

Our Design Team is giving you a Sneak Peek of our newest goodies. These beautiful designs for Spring and Summer will blow you away! We’ve added some precision cutting dies to coordinate with our terrific new flower offerings, and our Blossom Beauty stamp is already proving to be a fan favorite in a big way.  We’ve even got a video available already!

If you’d like to view the April Catalog, just click on it here. You can download it, print it, or just enjoy it online as a flippy book where it doesn’t take up any space in your home or on your computer!
Stampendous April 2014 Catalog

Our terrific April products are also now available on our brand new website! Just like always, your orders will be filled by local retail stores using the Shopatron order fulfillment system. It’s such a good way to support small business while shopping online. In many cases you can even pick up the products in the store to avoid shipping charges! You’ll find all the newest goodies under the What’s New Icon at http://www.stampendous.com!

You’ll be seeing a lot of the April Catalog Samples here in the coming weeks, but we asked our Design Team this week to share their favorites with you! Here are the links to those terrific posts. Be sure to leave them some love in the form of your happy comments while you’re there!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds (Monday)

Tenia Nelson

Krissy Fossmeyer

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Kimmel (Tuesday)

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday)

Lea Kimmel (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds (Friday)

Rhea Weigand

 

 

Creative Palette is…well… Creative!

Stampendous’ new Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate is the showpiece of our January 2014 Catalog. It is so versatile, you’ll love all the ways you can use it! And we’re guessing you can think of tons that even we haven’t tried! Which is why our March 2014 Challenge is to create something with Mixed Media. Start getting inspired now! (but don’t forget to enter our February Love Letters Challenge!)

Fran has fallen in love with the fun of monoprinting, and the 12 X 12 page above shows so many fantastic tricks for using our Creative Palette in different ways.  Click on the video link to watch her create this gorgeous project!

Plus Inspiration and Prizes!

Our Design Team has been playing with the Creative Palette, too! They’ll have lots of posts to inspire you this week! We’ll give away three Creative Palettes this week to commenters on our blog and the DT blogs, so leave some nice encouragement for them. Be sure we can tell where you live, as always, you have to have a US Mailing Address to win.

Who is sharing today?

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Stack Art is Taking Flight!

Regal Bird Stack Art Set

Regal Bird Kraftboard and Rubber Stamps Stack Art Set

Our adorable Regal Bird is one of our favorite Stack Art Kits. The Kraftboard kits include four panels of high-quality kraftboard with die cut shapes including a tag, a uniquely shaped frame, a bird, his wing, and a small crown. It’s so easy to make adorable projects featuring these simple, yet versatile shapes!

Our own Fran Seiford has made several fun designs featuring this kit:

Regal Bird + Storm Stack Art Elements by Fran Seiford

Regal Bird + Storm Stack Art Elements by Fran Seiford

Regal Bird with Colored Pencil and Deep Impressions Embossed Crown by Fran Seiford

Regal Bird with Colored Pencil and Deep Impressions Embossed Crown by Fran Seiford

Add your Regal Bird Tag to a card with Creative Palette Background by Fran Seiford

Add your Regal Bird Tag to a card with Creative Palette Background by Fran Seiford

You can get some fantastic ideas for your Stack Art Projects by watching our YouTube Videos. Fran demonstrates dozens of techniques for creating a huge variety of projects.

Our talented Design Team is sharing all week this week with their Stack Art projects, so be sure to visit and see all the terrific ideas! And come back tomorrow for even more inspiration!  Sharing today:

Jamie Martin

Tons of Stampendous Fun! In Person!!

Not only are we exploring the newest products from Stampendous this week, we’re actually getting out into the community and demonstrating with them! Keep your eyes open for terrific demonstrations and events in your area. Here are some that are coming up!

Friday, January 31 – Our own Monika Thomas will be doing a FREE Make ‘n’ Take at Treasured Memories from 10 am – 2 pm. Folks will get to make this darling card featuring one of our newest stamp images from House-Mouse Designs®

Make this terrific card with Monika Thomas at Treasured Memories on Fri. Jan 31 from 10 - 2

Make this terrific card with Monika Thomas at Treasured Memories on Fri. Jan 31 from 10 – 2

On Saturday, Feb 1 from 10 – noon and then from 12:30 to 2:00 pm you’ll have a wonderful opportunity to see our very own Fran Seiford demonstrate her terrific new innovation – Stack Art. This demo will be at Stamp Your Heart Out in Claremont, CA. You won’t want to miss this great demo, Fran just keeps expanding the possibilities of Stack Art every time she gets to play with it!

Fran Seiford demonstrates still MORE possibilites for Stack Art at Stamp Your Heart Out in Claremont, CA

Fran Seiford demonstrates still MORE possibilites for Stack Art at Stamp Your Heart Out in Claremont, CA

Then, February 24 from 9am – 4pm don’t miss the opportunity to attend Vegas Paint for the Creative Painting Conference and show! Our very own Debbie Cole will be teaching this amazing project (designed by Tammie Wilson) and will be showing folks how easy and quick Decorative Painting can be when you use stamps instead of tracing your design.  You can register for this amazing class at the link above!

Creative Painting Class by Debbie Cole, Mon, Feb 24 from 9 - 4

Creative Painting Class by Debbie Cole, Mon, Feb 24 from 9 – 4

There are probably lots of other terrific classes happening around the country with Stampendous’ new goodies! If your store or venue is hosting one, please email it to submissions@stampendous.com so we can get it on the calendar!

More New Goodies from Stampendous!

The Stampendous January 2014 Catalog is full of new products, innovations, and terrific new designs from the minds of Stampendous Owner Fran Seiford, House-Mouse Designs® Artist Ellen Jareckie, and international Mixed Media Artist Nathalie Kalbach. All this genius has brought us some terrific new goodies for 2014!  Our Design Team will be sharing all week with their favorites. Here’s who is sharing today:

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

We’re particularly excited about some of the designs we’ve created that stem from the growing interest in Mixed Media techniques. We shared Nathalie’s cool stamp images with you last week.  But our own Fran Seiford has been busy creating Mixed Media images as well.

This terrific set of organic brush strokes is perfect when you don’t want to risk ruining your artwork by using actual paint on a brush. (yes, I have done this many times!). It’s so perfect to ink up a stamp like this, in any color you choose, and create an attractive background pattern you can be sure won’t run, bleed, or get blobby! A huge relief for us more timid mixed media novices! The Brush Strokes set also comes with a terrific, FREE template to add even more variety to your projects!

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Here’s a Scrapbook page using this stamp set and template:

Beach Day by Laura Weed

Beach Day by Laura Weed

Another super favorite this year is the Mixed Media Dress Form Stamp Set. Such a popular style and image right now with some terrific background fabric images to work with it!

This stamp set also comes with a fantastic FREE template for masking the parts of the dress form or the outside area to make stamping so much easier!

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Here’s a fun sample we made by stamping the backgrounds, sponging inside the template, then embossing the dress form on top. We offset it just a bit to make a “shadow” effect. Super wow, super fast! (the greeting and fabric texture background were stamped in bleach, you have to test several papers to find one that bleaches to the color you want)

Dress Form Thanks by Laura Weed

Dress Form Thanks by Laura Weed

And last, but certainly not least, Fran came up with this terrific set of stamps with a focus on music! Perfect for your scrapbook pages of band practice, dance recital, or just some meditative time, this timeless set will be a favorite for years to come!

This stamp set, of course, includes a terrific, FREE template. This time you get a mask for the piano keys and a wonderfully sized treble clef for using with paint, pastes, gels, or just sponging!

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Here’s a terrific sample using the stamps and the template:

Musical Motif Journal by Terry Braddock

Musical Motif Journal by Terry Braddock

Look for all these designs at a store near you, or on our website, available immediately! Plus, stay tuned here to see the terrific ways our Design Team used these super versatile stamps!

So. California Demo Coming Up!

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Our very own Fran Seiford will be demonstrating our newest products, the Creative Palette and our new Stack Art system at one of our local rubber stamping and scrapbook stores – Stamp Your Heart Out - click their name to go to their website, click HERE for directions to the store. You can view the event on Facebook HERE.

Fran will be in the store on Saturday, February 1 and will demonstrate and answer questions from 10 am – 12 pm then again from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Don’t miss this fun opportunity to see our great new products in action!!

Creative Jumpstart Today!!

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Today our very own Fran Seiford is the featured artist at Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative JumpStart 2014!!

There’s still time to sign up and enjoy these 23 videos from 21 amazing artists from all over the world. Your small fee of $20 gets you 11 months of creative inspiration that you can watch again and again whenever you need a little JumpStart or want to learn something new!

AND you can save on your membership when you use coupon code: stampendous  because Nathalie has made a special offer for our blog readers! Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn, laugh, and play with amazing artists and fantastic new techniques! We’ll be jumpin’, will you??

Creative JumpStart Reminder! – DISCOUNT

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We just wanted to remind you all to sign up for Creative JumpStart 2014 so that your mojo and your muse (which Nathalie calls MOOJOO <–hilarious video “commercial” for CJS featuring the amazing Joe Rotella with Nathalie) will play nice together in 2014. You will overflow with ideas, techniques, and inspiration from 21 amazing, international artists from the top of the heap in crafting, including our own Fran Seiford! 23 videos, a forum, and live stream chat for only $20! For the WHOLE YEAR! – BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE – Nathalie Kalbach is offering a SPECIAL DISCOUNT to readers of the Stampendous blog! You can get 20% off your CJS membership by using Coupon Code:stampendous !!!  WOW ! That’s 23 videos, a forum, chat with the artists, personal help with anything you need for only $16!!!

AND – CJS makes the PERFECT last minute gift!! You can give the gift of mojo for a whole year to a crafter you love (or a dozen of them!)! Just visit Nathalie’s Blog to see how easy it is to give the gift of endless creativity.

Super easy, super fun! We’ll see you on the forum!

It’s time for… Creative JumpStart 2014!!

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The super talented and waaaaay amazing Nathalie Kalbach is once again hosting her CreativeJumpStart video series and forum! If you need a creative boost for 2014 (or any time during 2014!) you can join for the entire year of inspiration, amazement, and art-a-rific fun for just $20!  Meet and talk to mixed media artists from all over the world in the CJSForum. Watch the videos of techniques and projects over and over. You’ll learn, you’ll laugh, you’ll create like crazy!

AND – best of all, this year our own Fran Seiford is one of the Creative JumpStarters (artists) on Nathalie’s team!

Don’t miss this chance to be part of the hottest event in mixed media creation.  We’ll see you there!

Tip of the Day! Weekly Scrapper

Today The Weekly Scrapper is featuring one of our Tip of the Day Videos we made for them at CHA last summer. See our very own Fran Seiford in action, showing you some of our great products! Check out the video HERE!  While you’re there you might want to subscribe to their blog, they post some super cute projects!

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