Gone to the Dogs (and Cats)! – Friday

At Stampendous this week we’re celebrating the wonderful Dogs and Cats in our lives. We hope you’ve been commenting on our posts and our Design Team posts, because we’re giving away one set of our new Laurel Burch Dog Park Stamps and the coordinating Dog Park Cutting Dies this week.  We’ll take comments until Sunday night, then draw a winner on Monday. Tell us about your pets when you comment.

We want to remind you today, that there are lots of greetings and sentiments that are perfect for pairing with our great dog and cat stamps. Here’s a look:

We’ve really enjoyed this week with all of you sharing about your favorite fur people! We thought it would be fun to share with you our owner, Fran Seiford’s, own fur baby, Beaver! He’s a sweetie who loves to climb on the keyboard right while she’s making great art for our stamp images. He also gets to be the stylish model for some of our kitty stamps!

Fran's Cat, Beaver

 

And this is Avonlea, she’s Fran’s “great-niece”, and lives with Fran’s human niece, Anne Smallwood. She’s a curious little thing who plopped right down to have her photo taken when she found out about this blog series.

Avonlea Kitty

 

And our Design Team has one more round of cards to post for our Gone to the Dogs (and Cats)! theme week. Stop by and give them some love:

Louise Healy

 

 

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Where the Wild Things Are – Friday

We’ve been celebrating some Wild Things this week. We’ve got a couple more team members who are sharing today with their wild creations.  Be sure to join us next week when we are “going to the dogs” (and cats)!

We have a couple more of Fran’s samples she made with the Laurel Burch stamps. These great cards show you that wild things don’t have to have wild colors! In fact, black and white can be deliciously wild. Especially when combined with some great embossing powders! Take a look! (you can find all the great wild animals from this week’s posts on our website HERE)

Now head over and take a peek at some great inspiration from the team!

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Part of Your World 4: Yo Ho, Treasures!

We are back, mateys, with a little treasure between pirate lad and lassie! Nicoletta Zanella illustrator and creator of Whisper Friends from Pink Your Life created these pirate stamps with tons of character that are so fun to color!

Each stamp has a background scene and appears as though one has stayed back as the Lookout while the other found the loot, both with so many fun coloring opportunities!

Speaking of opportunity, there is a Whisper Friends Pirates Perfectly Clear Stamp Set to give to THREE commenters! Comment here on our blog and that of the designers participating in our pirate theme week! Deadline to comment is June 4, 2017, at midnight Pacific Time. US winners only. See Official Contest Rules for details.

Ready for some pirate inspiration? Here are designers participating in today’s hop –

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Part of Your World 3: Up Where They Walk

Up where they walk, up where they run, Up where they stay all day in the sun!

It is a beautiful stroll along the sandy shore this week with our breathtaking beach theme stamps, dies, and stencils!

The first to light the way is Fran Seiford’s Cling Build A Lighthouse Stamp Set and matching Build A Lighthouse Die Set. Customize the lighthouse with the free template included in the stamp set, then add it to a rocky or sandy beach scene with coordinating dies.

Here are a few fantastic ideas from Fran Seiford that we know will spark some inspiration. The possibilities are endless!

All these great samples can be viewed in our video along with ideas and tips using the stamps, dies, and free template!

There is more to come this week with Fran’s designs, Pink Your Life, and House-Mouse Designs® collection too! We have a few of our designer’s sharing some of their beach theme projects today.

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

Part of Your World 2: Happy Fish

Fish Wishes by Fran Seiford

Down here all the fish is happy! As off to the waves, they roll.

We have so many fun images for our Part of Your World theme that include fish, just look at the happy ones in our Laurel Burch Fish Wishes Stamp set waves and all.

SSCL104 Fish Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

More fintastic fish can be found in our metal stencils that have great open designs to show off colorful scales or filled in a fun zentangle design. Get some help filling them in with the Small and Large Scale stencils too.

Even our House-Mouse Amanda shows a fish some love! Isn’t that adorable!

For more deep sea inspiration stop by to see projects from our design team today!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Part of Your World 2: Under the Sea

Octopus and Jellyfish by Fran Seiford

We start diving into our Part of Your World theme series this week with creatures from the deep! Our sea family is growing in Octopus, Jellyfish, Whale and Turtle stamps available in our wood mounted or cling mounted (shown) rubber stamp options.

Create projects with our new stamps individually or combine them for an incredible deep sea scene like the fabulous card shown above by Fran Seiford. Take a look at today’s spotlight stamps, click on the caption and see more project samples, too!

We have tons of ideas to share with you this week from our April Catalog, and our designers are sharing on their blogs too! Keep swimming on over and get a dose of inspiration from these designers using the stamps featured in our post today!

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Katy Leitch

Kristine Reynolds

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Celebrate Mom!

Spring Tweets by Fran Seiford

Mother’s Day is just around the corner in the U.S., and there is still time to create a beautiful project for the occasion!

What better way to show appreciation for all that moms do for our family than to make a homemade stamped card, gift or scrapbook memory. We have tons of stamps and stencils worthy of a project for our moms.

Let’s take a look at some of our latest blossom images that are perfect for a card, tag or gift wrapping!

Vintage rose with a postcard backdrop, country pitcher holds a hydrangea bunches, and fresh cut flower bouquets are all fabulous images for a project from mom, we also have a ton more flowers of different styles available in our Flower Garden category of our website, stop by and see them all!

Our talented design team is back again this week sharing their favorite projects to celebrate mom!

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

April Catalog Last Sneak Peek!


This week we were only able to small peek at the trove of stamps from our April catalog release, and now it’s time to start looking for the released products to show up in stores near you and stores online! Remember that orders made on the Stampendous website are shipped to you from a local, independent retailer when they have them in stock.

Today’s sneak peeks are from our stamp lines for Laurel Burch, Pink Your Life, House-Mouse® Designs, and Stampendous stamps, and they are sure to inspire their way onto your wishlist!

 

 

More inspiration awaits! Let’s see what our designers are sharing on their blog today for the sneak peek!

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

Louise Healy

April Catalog Sneak Peek Day 2

Sneak peek Wednesday is looking pretty incredible with Fran Seiford’s Cling Stamp Sets and coordinating Die Sets! Each set created as a building block of designs can be stamped then precisely cut out with it’s matching dies and added straight to your project or make a pop-up card with our Pop Up Stages Die Set!

Pop Up Stages Die Set

These stamps are now shipping to wholesale customers who are busily stocking their stores for you and Friday, March 31st you can order these images on the Stampendous website. Remember that Stampendous website orders are shipped to you from a local, independent retailer when they have them in stock.

Stop by the designers sharing today and start making a wish list!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

More Lovely Lilacs

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A new lilac image arrived in our House-Mouse stamps to add to the lovely lilacs theme of products. We adore this Lilac Aroma stamp as much as Monica does smelling the fragrance of these syringa flowers.

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HMP59 House-Mouse® Lilac Aroma Stamp

And we know the lilac is Monica’s favorite flower because she was caught smelling the Scent of Lilac on another stamp and smelling flowers is any House-Mouse personal amusement in the garden. Stop by the House-Mouse stamp section of our website to see more!

Before we move on to inspiration from our design team today, here are more flowers we want you to see from the latest catalog. Cyclamen and Geraniums are beautiful and a joy to make into cards or adding to your garden journal.

And now here is the entire week of design team inspiration starting with today’s posts.

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

Janelle Stollfus

Wednesday

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Monday

Kristine Reynolds