Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop – Fall/Winter 2019

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We are thrilled to be back playing with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers in their Blog Hop. This event is always so much fun and sooooo filled with PRIZES!!

Wow, how to win??  So first, dig out your stamps (or click on the picture above and buy our cute little House-Mouse Designs® friends who are enjoying a cookie with their coffee!) and make a sweet card singing the praises of coffee (or chocolate, or tea, or other caffeinated joy), post it somewhere on the internet and get the direct link to it, then click on the image below and pop over to the main blog post to link your card to the challenge.

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Our Design Team is playing along, and they will each be able to award a great coffee image to a lucky commenter on their blogs (U.S. Addresses only). Check out their creations – you have until November 8th to comment or enter the challenge above.

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

 

We will be awarding three FLASH prizes of the Cookie Crumbles stamp on the Coffee Lover’s Blog

Winner can select wood mounted or Cling Rubber for this prize.
Cookie Crumbles Cling Rubber Cookie Crumbles Wood Mounted StampLook at this sweet cookie holder made by our in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons! She slipped a two-pack of Mother’s cookies into the pouch, but you could add coffee packets or other treats. A great treat for teacher or classroom! You can find the supply list and directions for this project by clicking on the picture.

Cookie Holder/Gift Pouch by Debi Hammons

 

 

Creative Painting – Las Vegas!

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We love to let you know when you’ll have a chance to see Stampendous live on the road. And here’s another opportunity. Hard on the heels of CreativeWorld in Germany, we’re headed to the Creative Painting show in Las Vegas, Nevada at the newly remodeled and gorgeous Tropicana Hotel.

We’re extra excited this year because the very talented Chris Thornton is going to be teaching two workshops featuring Stampendous products. And a little bird tells us there a few seats left.

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Her first class is a Sponsored Event on Tuesday, February 28th from 9am – 4pm. This gorgeous 12″ X 12″ pallet board with three canvas pieces would be an ideal home decor piece or a very special gift.

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Her second class is this AMAZING Steampunk Jingle Bell!! What an incredible decorative piece to make for your home or as a gift. Your experience level with Decorative Painting should be Intermediate to take this class. It’s offered Thursday, March 2 from 6pm – 10pm.

You can find all the details for both classes on the Stampendous website under Mixed Media/Classes and Events or on the Creative Painting Website (vegaspaint.com). Both classes require registration in the Vegas Paint convention in addition to the class fees.

Of course Stampendous will be on the exhibit floor in Booth #411 with tons of demos from the talented Tammie Wilson and bunches of our gorgeous new products just for you. Hope we can see you there!

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Remember We’re Blog Hopping Tomorrow!

Tomorrow we’ll start our terrific Blog Hop with the ICE Resin® team and the Designers from Imagine Crafts®! Our team is so excited because they have just loved playing with the resin products and the gorgeous Rue Romantique bezels, ribbons, and beads. Their creations will astonish you, and you’ll get so much inspiration for your own projects. And of course the Tsukineko® products we receive from Imagine Crafts are among our very favorite toys for every application! In fact, we’ll be sharing a Blog Hop with our friends from Imagine Crafts later this month (May 19-23). Don’t miss it.

To get you warmed up for tomorrow’s hop we have a few designers sharing ideas and inspiration today!  First, we’d like to share this gorgeous necklace from Designer Debbie Cole! Like yesterday’s piece it features the terrific Vintage Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamp™ Set from Stampendous. This set was specially designed by Fran Seiford at Debbie’s request to make smaller images that easily fit into a bezel for dynamic pendants, rings, earrings, etc. It contains 4 lovely ladies, a small version of our super-popular Rose Corset, plus backgrounds and words. It’s really a must-have.

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Here’s Debbie’s necklace created for our January Catalog and our show at CHA.

Vintage Lady by Debbie Cole
Vintage Lady by Debbie Cole

A few more designers are sharing with you today to get you warmed up for the weekend! Be sure to leave them some nice comments on their posts. We’ll give away one Vintage Ladies set from the comments left on the pre-blog hop posts, so if you missed Monday or Tuesday be sure to check them out and leave them some love!

Who’s sharing today?

Tobi Crawford

Janelle Stollfus

 

Handmade Gift Challenge – Get your Links In!

Our Handmade Gift Challenge ends this week on the 28th, so remember to get your links in to our linky tool (at the right with F.E. Linus on it)(or on the challenge page HERE).

Your projects don’t have to be Holiday themed, just something you would give someone as a handmade gift. We’ve got a few more great ideas for you today!

Know anyone with a new baby? How about an adorable Baby’s First Christmas picture frame like this one by Kristine Reynolds:

Baby's First Christmas Frame by Kristine Reynolds
Baby’s First Christmas Frame by Kristine Reynolds

How about a terrific gift for coworkers or teachers? A couple of Keurig cups fit just perfectly in this terrific project by Kristine Reynolds:

Single Cup Gift by Kristine Reynolds
Single Cup Gift by Kristine Reynolds

A beautiful reminder of inspiration would be a lovely gift for a dear friend, pastor, or family member. Krissy Fossmeyer shares this plaque on an easel as a terrific gift idea. She posted it on her blog HERE:

Inspired Easel by Krissy Fossmeyer
Inspired Easel by Krissy Fossmeyer

For the mixed media, art lover in your life, Suzanne Czosek has created this romantic but trendy canvas piece!

Mixed Media Canvas by Suzanne Czosek
Mixed Media Canvas by Suzanne Czosek

For the folks in your life facing a really long winter – this snowman journal by Jennifer Dove can help them get started on that great American novel, or their memoirs!

Snowman Journal by Jennifer Dove
Snowman Journal by Jennifer Dove

Dozens more ideas are available on the projects tab of our website. The Out of the Box section presents all those terrific things that aren’t a card or scrapbook page. Check it out!! Then enter…only a few days left!

Fall is in the Air!

Suzanne Czosek’s  beautiful handmade calendar will join us in Fall as we look at her pages for September and October. We hope you’ll consider making a charming handmade gift like this for someone special this Holiday Season.

September by Suzanne Czosek
September by Suzanne Czosek

September skates into Back To School with our charming Children Play Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. Just love the old-fashioned beginning reader look this stamp gives her page.

And October – once again we’re celebrating the fun of a spooky witch ride on a moonlight night with our Halloween Charms Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

October by Suzanne Czosek
October by Suzanne Czosek

More details on Suzanne Czosek’s Blog today as she reviews the second half of the year –

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Summer Nicer than Others!

We’re continuing with Suzanne Czosek’s beautiful handmade Calendar, just one of the gorgeous suggestions for homemade Holiday Gifts you’ll see on our blog this month. We’re moving into Summer now with a beautiful look at June!

June by Suzanne Czosek
June by Suzanne Czosek

Suzanne started with our Herbs Perfectly Clear Stamps Set which would also make beautiful labels for some homemade olive oils and vinegars. Then she added our Butterfly Charms Perfectly Clear Stamps for a fresh breath of beautiful Summer!

July by Suzanne Czosek
July by Suzanne Czosek

Continuing Summer, Suzanne used our Air Scapes Perfectly Clear Stamps set with the circus setting and  fireworks. The fun bits like making the Ferris Wheel out of Acetate for dimension and LOTS and LOTS of glitter make this bit of Summer fun irresistable!

August by Suzanne Czosek
August by Suzanne Czosek

But irresistible Summer fun begins at the beach! Suzanne used the super fun Critter Collection Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to create an Undersea world of fun! Again, glitter makes the cool water glisten on a hot August day.

Now check out this Handmade Gift Inspiration:

Krissy Fossmeyer

Rhea Weigand