It’s Getting Hot in Here!

How is summer heating up for you?  Need a reason to stay indoors, and enjoy the cool air?  Play along with our June challenge – it is all about summer!  That’s easy enough, right?

Taylor made this bright yellow celebration of summer using our Tropical Garden Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamp, and paired it with a sentiment from the Daisy Stem Trio Perfectly Clear Stamp set.

Now go see what else our design team members have been up to this week to get your summer creativity going:

Jennifer Ingle
Melinda Gleissner
Taylor Usry
Tenia Nelson
Susie Moore
Janelle Stollfus

Don’t forget, we want YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a summer themed project of some sort and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, June 28 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous new Friendly Phrases Perfectly Clear stamp set:

As an even bigger incentive, if you use Stampendous products on your project, that entry will count twice, which increases your chances of winning!  Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you an enter as many times as you’d like!) this month…Happy Crafting!

Now Why Were We Laughing?

Stephanie Lee, our Stampendous Blog Star, made this sweet scrap page of her daughter cracking up. Problem is…Stephanie doesn’t remember WHAT she was laughing at. I don’t know how many times I thought, “I will never forget this moment” ..and well, I’ve forgotten many, more than I remember.” If you scrap the moment, why not journal about it at the same time?

“I don’t remember what she was laughing about and I wish I had written it down. But this picture makes me smile all the time. The moral of this story – write it down!”  – Stephanie Lee

See this image in SNR Volume #5, Issue #2

Stampendous Supplies:

Cling Jumbo Dahlia

Cling Jumbo Romantic Border

Other supplies:

Green cardstock (for leaf punch)

Variety of patterned paper (Basic Grey, My Mind’s Eye)

Deco Art Liquid Pearls

Alphabet letters for title

Pebbles Velvet Flower stickers

Kaiser Craft Wooden Accent Frame

Distressed Ink (Pumice Stone)

Spellbinder scallop die

Martha Stewart Leaf punch

Dinner Plate



1.              Stamp Cling Jumbo Dahlia and Cling Jumbo Romantic Border on layout background. (assemble your photos on layout without adhering them to mark positions of stamp)

2.     Adhere strips of patterned paper and leaf border onto background as a mat for photos.

3.     Diecut a circle scallop and used as a mat for part of your title; tuck under photos.

4.     Lightly pencil semi-circles onto layout and dot with liquid pearls to create dimension *Tip – there are lots of circle maker in the marker you could  use with a pencil instead of a cutter but since I didn’t own any, I used a dinner plate as template instead*

5.     Finish the layout with floral stickers and wooden accent framing the rest of the titles.