We’re playing with Andy Skinner and DecoArt this week! Did you know that Andy Skinner has started a Facebook Group? “Groups” on Facebook are a great way to communicate directly with artists and companies as well as share your projects you make with their products. On a “Page” you can see what the company is sharing and what their focus is for that day. But in a group you can share with other fans and the focus is on you and your interaction with the company or artist. If you’re a Facebook Member you may want to check out these groups and pages, be sure to click on the links when you’re logged in to Facebook:
Also remember, in a group you have to wait to be admitted. So be patient, that can take a day or so for the administrator to add you, especially if you’re in another time zone!
Meanwhile – whether or not you’re on Facebook, you’ll want to visit these designer blogs today because you could win a wonderful set of Andy Skinner’s stamp sets designed for Stampendous PLUS a Fluid Media Starter Kit from DecoArt! Each comment on a participating blog is an entry for one of three prize packages!
We’re super excited this week to play with our friends at DecoArt. Mixed Media Artist and DecoArt International Education Coordinator Andy Skinner has designed some fantastic stamps for Stampendous, and we’re going to be showing them off all week long.
Andy will join us along with his team of international mixed media artists including Julia Stratford-Wright, Mark Gould, Mel Hookham, and Jools Robertson. Plus there will be posts this week on the DecoArt blog as well. Naturally the Stampendous Design Team will be checking in as well.
You’ll want to get your commenting fingers ready…so put down your paintbrushes! Each comment on a post this week will enter you to win a fabulous prize package! (one comment per post, per person) Contest open to everyone!!
We have three packages and each has a Fluid Media Starter Kit, all three of Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Stamp sets, and a Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Look at this great prize!
Andy himself was kind enough to visit our booth at CHA and demonstrate his new stamps for us as well as showing us how to use DecoArt’s Media Antiquing Cream. You’ll love this product (which is included in the prize!) and you’ll just be wow’d. Take a look at the video of Andy’s Demonstration –
Now click on the links below and let’s get hoppin’!!! What a week we have in store!
It’s all crafts all month! National Craft Month is here! We hope that you’ll take the opportunity this March to start a new craft, or finish up some old ones, or maybe even introduce a friend or loved one to a craft you enjoy!
Our own Fran Seiford had tons of fun recently crafting with her Mushroom Home and Cottage Home stamp and die sets! These little creations look so darling when you add them to your gardenscape for a party or event. They’re perfect for a patio or terrarium, or craft them of sturdier materials for normal outdoor use. Click to enlarge photos. Check out this VIDEO on YouTube to see how Fran made them.
Check out the blog of the Craft and Hobby Association daily to keep up on all the great ways to get your craft on this month and we’ll provide a weekly wrap up to all the crazy good ideas we see from our design team and the crafting community.
If you are playing along with CHA, they want to see what you make! Use the hashtags #WeAreCHA, #CRE8TIME and #NationalCraftMonth on social media as well as email them. Those details are available on their blog post today!
It’s Friday! A good day for a blog hop, because we love to hop! Enjoy the projects and we hope to inspire you for your next few Stampendous projects!
A huge thanks to our friends at Chameleon Art Products as they so generously sent our team the goodies to color their July catalog samples. We can’t wait to share them at CHA next week. Stop by Booth 402-406 to say hi and check out all the new products!
Prizes??? Oh yes, let’s go over all of the ways you can win Stampendous, Dreamweaver Stencils or Chameleon products!
Stampendous will offer three prize packages to winners in the US, UK or Canada. Be sure to tell us where you live when commenting.
Winners from Canada will receive a $20 USD Rewards Card to spend on our website.
Deadline to comment is Sunday, July 19th, 11:59 pm PDT. Chameleon will be offering a fantastic prize as well, so be sure to visit their blog for more details.
There is more! Our Australian Distributor, The Stencil Specialists, are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise! Tell us where you live when you comment to be in the drawing!
Let’s see what the designers have in store for us today —
We are getting into the rhythm of being on this wild adventure of spotting our PenPattern animals in the world “wild” web. Each stamp comes in wood mount or cling rubber mount to meet the needs of our valuable customers.
Our PenPattern Zebra may seem like all the doodles have naturally been done, but there is still a coat of many colors to be added and even a chance to doodle in color between those stripes! The choice is up to you to decide, liven up a birthday card, or scrapbook page with a realistic zebra or one in magical rainbow technicolor.
This wild birthday card is showing our PenPattern Zebra in it’s natural beauty just slightly colored for effect, because colorist and class instructor Jennie Lin Black who created this sweet card, definitely knows just the right amount of color to add to an image. I guess this time her advice would be less is more!
There is one more four-legged wild animal to see on our adventure today, it is PenPattern Lion surveying his pride and maybe waiting for a few majestic doodle lines to be added to his mane. You can imagine him as well in all sorted kinds of tangles and doodles, colors and patterns that will create such a great card with some of our Wild Saying Perfectly Clear Stamps for the voice behind the lion.
Designer Pam Hornschu posted her PenPattern Lion card on Monday and we just think it’s the cat’s meow of cards of our lion, so we are showing it off here on our blog as well. Just look at those special freckle doodles all over, it’s really a brilliant doodle idea! She also mixed in some Dreamweaver I-Beam stencil and Monstera Leaf die to make this card quite fantastic.
Here is the line up of projects from our safari design crew today, We know you are going to love them!
We had a fantastic week of projects posted by our design teams with great tips from the Design Memory Craft team for creating their base journal pages. We think it would be worth our while to check back and see how they finish them, don’t you? Here’s a peek at all the base layers their team created with Stampendous.
Thank you to our Stampendous and Design Memory Craft fans, we loved all your sweet and fun comments along the way and we are so glad you joined us for the inspiration!
Our winners for the week will receive one of these prize packages!
Winners were randomly picked from the following Stampendous Design Team blogs.
Winner 1 from Stampendous blog Day 1
Winner 2 from Tenia Nelson Blog Day 5
Jackie P Neal
Winner 3 from Pam Bray Blog Day 3
Phyllis L (Sewok)
And our winner of the Stencil Specialist prize package of a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil (LJ size customer choice), and one Dreamweaver Stencils Regular Embossing Paste.
Winner from Louise Healy’s blog Day 5
Congratulations! Please send your mailing address to email@example.com
All well-behaved pets form a line at the pet wash! Oh how we love the character of each stamp in our House-Mouse Designs® collection of stamps. Today we have a very willing participant in a pet wash which could be more willing to wash away the remains of a polecat caught off guard.
Monica, Amanda, Mudpie and Maxwell are such good friends to help in the effort and even a dog treat to calm the puppies nerves.
Lea Kimmel created this fantastic colored card. Just look at the detail in the puppies coat of fur!
There is another pet today that is perfectly wet and loving it. Our Goldfish Pair are enjoying a little swim together in the aquarium. The goldfish design lends to coloring them in any exotic breed and you might have seen
These perfect pets were colored with the no-line technique by Lea Kimmel, she’s a popular designer today on our blog isn’t she, and we absolutely adore the end results and to figure our how she did all the great techniques, go to the project page by clicking on the image or caption below it.
We have a wonderful line up of projects to see we hope it inspires you for your perfect pet creation.
Today we’re looking into our perfect pets and a special activity of their day. These House-Mouse pets set the bar pretty high as they calmly walk along.
Monica is taking her reptile pets out for a little bit of exercise and just the right pair of reptiles to walk at the same time. So well behaved, are they really that good or is Monica a reptile walking guru? In either case, this is such an adorable image and a great image to put on a card to send to our veterinarians who help keep our own pets happy and healthy. What project idea would you use with Reptile Walk.
Jennie Lin Black is sending some mice wishes with her Reptile Walk card. Adorably colored and a great any occasion card.
The sentiment on Jennie’s card is from the Beary Mice Perfectly Clear Stamps Set that includes 17 adorable phrases to go along with numerous House-Mouse Designs stamps and Stampendous stamps.
Want to find more projects like this one from Jennie Lin Black? Our perfect pets this week are part of our growing House-Mouse Designs collection and can be found on our website in their own category on the main page. You can find related project pages on each stamps product page with a link to find out the supplies and instructions. It makes it really easy to make and learn how our design team created their projects for our catalog.
Need a House-Mouse fix? See a gallery of House-Mouse projects on our pinterest board where you can follow on to the designer’s blog for more information and maybe even more views up close of the project.
Now for some really fantastic projects from our designers today.
This week while we are hopping with Faber-Castell HERE, it’s still a great time for a new theme week! Our focus is on all the perfect pets that sometimes are more rare a pet than usual or if they are known we sure do hope they would mind their manners as well as our perfect pet stamps do. Our designer’s that are hopping with their perfect pets might also have Faber – Castell products in use, because we just had to use them whenever we could, so it’s possible you will see them linked up in multiple posts!
Ellen Jareckie, illustrator and designer of House-Mouse Designs®, is bringing out the good manners in our pets this week with this adorable Vet Visit Stamp. I have not seen amphibians at our local veterinarian’s office yet, but I bet they would be less mannered than Amanda’s froggy friend.
How many cards have you seen that you can send to a pet doctor? We think there could be dozens made with Vet Visit stamp. Your vet would be so thrilled to received one in the mail.
Kristine Reynolds created this adorable card for a sweet happy mail delivery with an added sentiment from SSC1199 Loving Messages Perfectly Clear™ Stamps. I think this would cheer someone up who’s feeling a little on the green side of healthy.
Let’s take a look at who’s tending to our perfect pets today!
Today is a new House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Pick any holiday style stamp from your House-Mouse collection and join in on the fun! You can find amazing samples from their DT and all the details about the challenge on their blog today, HMFMC196 – All About Holidays!
Here’s our collection of House-Mouse, Gruffies and HappyHoppers stamps for idea starters!
We are here on the big hop day and so thrilled to be able to hop with the whole team! Grab a few minutes to hop with us today. You are going to love the inspiration that’s happening here. If you have just found our hop today there are more inspiration stops than on this post and we think you wouldn’t want to miss out on seeing them, so here are links to posts on MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY.
Did you know we are giving away prizes? Oh yes, there are a total of five prizes packages up for grabs. WOW! Simply comment on the blog posts featuring our blog hop that can be found on posts here on our blog each day this week. Winners will be announced early next week on our blog.
Here on the Stampendous side of the hop, three lucky winners will each win a set of Linnie Blooms Fabric Mini File Folders just like they provide for our team. Plus, you’ll receive a Dreamweaver Stencil background, and our Vintage Press Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. You’ll be creating Mixed Media fabric accents in no time! These winners have to have a U.S. mailing address (official rules here), but Aussie Fans – good news! The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring one Australian prize for this collaboration! You could win a Stampendous stamp, an LL sized Dreamweaver Stencil of your choice, a silicone buttons mould, and a Stampendous Embossing Powder (your color choice)… Wow!! Be sure to let us know you’re from Australia in your comments!!
Linnie Blooms will be giving away their All New DIY Home Decor Kit! Make sure to comment on their blog and designer blogs posting in our hop this week!
Let’s take a look at the fun inspiration our design teams have for you today! Be sure to leave your comments for a chance to win!
*If you don’t see the Blog Hop post as soon as you click the link, you may need to click on the header or home button of the blog and scroll a bit to find the post. Some bloggers post for more than one thing each day. If you have trouble commenting on a blog, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your patience, designers across several time zones mean every post may not be active immediately.