Blog Hop with Whisker Graphics Finale

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Can you believe it is already Finale Hop Friday?! We loved spending time with our friends at Whisker Graphics along with their talented team of designers and if you haven’t browsed their online store yet you are missing out. Give yourself a treat and see their terrific selection of Divine Twine, Bitty Bags and Buckets, plus tags and stickers.

Also, stop by our growing Stampendous and Whisker Graphics Pinterest board after this week to see lots of new projects we’ve been working on and just between you and me, if you are just getting starting now with our hop it’s a quick way to get through our week of inspiration from Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

There are PRIZES! All you need to do to enter is comment on the blog posts for our hop with Whisker Graphics and winners are randomly selected and announced Monday, May 9th.

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Three prize packages consisting of one each –

  • Divine Twine Diva – Crushed Lavender Solid
  • Divine Twine Diva – Crushed Lavender Stripe
  • Divine Twine Diva – Dried Celadon Solid
  • Divine Twine Diva – Dried Celadon Stripe
  • An assortment of bags in a variety of sizes and patterns
  • Winners choice of a Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Matching Dies (from available stock)

These three winners MUST have a US mailing address (or territories or military). See Official Contest Rules.

But wait! Additionally, we will give away one prize to an Australian winner courtesy of our distributor – The Stencil Specialist – which will consist of distributor’s choice of one stamp, one stencil and a surprise goodie.

We’re finishing up with a splash of a hop today! You might just see some of these nautical products today while visiting the designer’s projects, so be on the lookout for them! Enjoy the inspiration and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Pam Bray

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Fritts

Laura Drahozal

Louise Healy

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

Whisker Graphics Blog

A TOTES-Creative Dreamweaver Thursday with Canvas Corp

If you’ve been following us this week (and you SHOULD be!), then you know that we’ve been providing oodles of ideas for decorating Canvas Corp® canvas products…specifically these cute little totes…
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Yes, these are perfect for stamping on with all of the great Stampendous images, for any occasion, and easy to accessorize with our Essentials like glitter and Color Fragments, etc….but…these are AWESOME for use with our Dreamweaver Stencils! They are flat, the perfect size for even our large background designs, and the canvas takes paints, dyes, inks, and PASTES wonderfully. Yes, I did say pastes. The canvas provides perfect “tooth” for our Dreamweaver embossing paste to grab on to as another great way to add texture and dimension to your projects. What can you use them for? How about for phones; a quick grab with money, keys, etc. for errands; gift and treat bags; decór; favors at a wedding; little gifts for hostesses and/or guests during the holidays? We’d love to hear what YOU would use them for!

Canvas Corp LogoHere are links for today’s players…and a few sneak peeks…

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Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Remember to leave comments along the way, and check back on the previous posts this week, like Monday and Wednesday, for a chance to win a great prize package like this one…

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Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the finale of our TOTES adorable hop with Canvas Corp!

The fine print can be found at  Official Contest Rules.

Handmade Gifts Week – Day 5

Finally Friday here on Handmade Gifts week. It’s flown by waaaay too fast! Don’t you feel inspired to start some handmade Christmas gifts this weekend? Well, don’t forget Saturday morning we’ll be featuring an entire team full of gift ideas here. Be sure to visit ALL the blogs and leave a comment for the chance to win the stamps used on this week’s gifts.

Today we want to feature a fantastic project for a beginning stamper! A featured project on Michaels Stores’ Stamptember  celebration this year, this darling picture frame was created by our in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons. All the products used are available at Michaels.

Carte Postale Frame by Debi Hammons

This adorable frame is so easy. It features our Carte Postale stamp. Debi has even used it to impress into a medallion she created with several layers of gold embossing powder.

These inexpensive wood frames make fantastic gifts for the traveler in your life. Or just frame your children’s school pictures for grandparents and others!

Today one of our Design Team members has some inspiration for you.

Please visit Tenia Nelson’s blog and leave some comments to win some of the great stamps shown in this week’s projects.

(and be sure to keep your eye on our blog for winner announcements!) (In fact you might want to go back over some old posts and see if you won anything…we still have a few unclaimed prizes from recent events.)  We also thought we’d remind you of some other gift ideas that our team members have posted earlier this year like:

Jan Garber’s Notecard Gift Sets

or her Christmas Cardinals Decorator Plate

And what about

Suzanne Czosek’s Angel Bear Christmas Triptych

or her Jumbo Iris Decorator Plate

or even her AMAZING Clear Scraps Album

How about

Wendy Price’s Inspirational Plaque with Easel

Our team is always working on out-of-the-box 3D items. You can find even more fantastic projects with supply lists and directions on our website HERE.

Have we mentioned?…

It’s been a while since we showed you the super cute goodies we have available on Cafe Press.  Just in case you’re looking for an adorable summer gift or a terrific pick-me-up for a friend. Our endearing characters, all lovingly drawn by our own Fran Seiford and hand colored by our Art Director, Lisa Hindsley, will warm your heart and make you happy.  We have a huge variety of mugs, shirts, clocks, tote bags, etc. If there’s something you’d particularly like to see, let us know and we’ll get it up there for you!

Women's Colored Shirts
White T-shirts
Fun Mugs
Other great products!!

Even More Gift Ideas…

Last week many of you came up with some really creative gift ideas for the Sketch Challenge. And we also wrote a blog post featuring presents made by our design team. This week we’d like to show you a few great gifts that would be perfect for your fellow stamp loving friends or even your family, co-workers and neighbors! They don’t have to be stampers to enjoy a cuddly Fluffles the cat sweater or a cheery Changito the monkey mug! Many of our fans have asked for cool merch with their favorite Stampendous characters on them… and here they are, now available at Cafe Press!


This mug is made for the office! Don't you think?!

 

We admit, sometimes knit happens! And with this bag you can transport your needles and yarn to make knit happen anywhere!

 

A frighteningly cute onsie for your little monkey!

 

We don't have a clever caption for this one. We just thought it was cute!

 

Wouldn't you rather kiss the cook if they were wearing this snazzy apron?

 

And if you have any suggestions for Stampendous merchandise you’d like to see in the future, let us know in the comments below!

Mother’s Day Card Ideas

The Mother’s Day countdown continues! Only 8 days left! We hope these cards give you the inspiration you need to make your cards extra special! We’ve also included a recipe box idea as a simple yet meaningful gift.

Happy Mother’s Day by Kimberly Crawford

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Mom by Debi Hammons

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Thanks for Your Support by Sherrie S.

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Recipe Cards by Debi Hammons

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New Stamps and Stickers and Pails… Oh My!

We want to thank you for being so patient while we’ve been hard at work on new stamps and stickers! And to show our appreciation, we’re giving you the inside scoop on what we’ve been creating for the new year! Take a look at two of our Make-It Take-It projects for this weekend’s Craft & Hobby Association show held in Southern California.

We’ve picked out one of our beautiful Clear Stamp sets for you to enjoy! These are the SSC1069 Loopy Blooms Perfectly Clear™ Stamps which look especially great paired with bright AC964 Jumbo Circle Class A’Peel™ Stickers and vibrant Glitzy Glitters. This short pail also happens to be a new Stampendous product and perfect for holding gifts or edible treats.

We’re really excited about our new AC1024HBO Koi Pond Class A’Peel™ Stickers which come in a new electrifying metallic orange and silver! They look so cool on the new mini pail along with the soft and sweet green Fuzzy Fun Flock™ and blue Glitzy Glitters.

We will post the recipe and instructions to both of these pail projects next week on our website. Make sure to check back at our blog later this week for more product unveilings!