A Special Birthday Wish Blog Hop

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We have a surprise blog hop happening today for one of the best reasons we can think. One of the most delightful, friendly and loving people in the crafting industry is growing a year wiser and we think a celebration is in order!

Design Team Director and Graphics Manager, Laura Weed is having a birthday and our group of designers must celebrate! She keeps us all in order, makes our projects look professional in print and online and treats us with all sorts of crafting goodies to share Stampendous inspiration with all of you! Today’s hop is our way to say thank you for all that she does and wish her a supercalifragilisticexpialidocoius day….

Happy birthday, Laura Weed!

Kristine
Jamie
Pam
Wendy
Janelle
Tenia
Dee
Mark
Lea

31 Days of Halloween 2016 – Day 18

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Today we have a great sneak peek of a mixed media project from Mark Gould!

We are so thrilled that Mark is making a trip to the States for three terrific mixed media workshops here in California. Most of the workshops are full at this point, but if you are interested you can contact the store nearest you to see if they have any last minute openings.

Sat 22nd October at It’s All About the Scrapbook in Dixon.
Sat 29th October at The Stamp Addict in San Diego.
Sun 30th October at Scrapbooking Forever Westlake Village.
Here is a sneak peek before you click on over to Mark’s eerie creation!

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Haunted Mansion Cling Rubber Stamp and Spooky House Perfectly Clear Stamp Set are this week’s prize package and if you want to know more see our Monday post for details. A winner will be announced on Monday, October 23, 2016.

Here is the list of wicked bloggers trying to post all 31 days on their blog. If you like spooky Halloween projects they are sure to inspire.

31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop

Terra
Sarah
Alison
Amanda
Lyneen
Susan S
Shell – no post
Susan R
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity
Monique
Dream In Darkness
Airless Chambers
Jessica – no post
Michelle – no post
Kelli
Kapree – no post
Genny
Sue
Lisa

 

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31 Days of Halloween 2016 – Day 11

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Make no bones about it, today’s sneak peek is going to get your creative mind flowing with ways to make Halloween more decorative!

Be sure to stop by Monday’s post if you haven’t read up on the details of our prize packages this month. This week’s prize package is Witch Boots Metal Stencils and Witchy Legs Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. Commenting is open until Sunday, October 16th at midnight. Winner will be announced the next day!

Mark Gould (posting later in the day)

31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop

Terra
Sarah
Alison
Amanda
Lyneen
Susan S
Shell
Susan R
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity
Monique
Dream In Darkness
Airless Chambers
Jessica – no post
Michelle – no post
Kelli
Kapree –  no post
Genny
Sue
Lisa

 

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Pretty Paper in Holiday Colors

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Fox Friend by Kristine Reynolds

We’re back today with more projects using fantastic coordinated pattern paper by Graphic 45 Papers. Who doesn’t love paper that coordinates so beautifully together and just as much that it adds a polished touch to your project!

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W175 Fox Friend Rubber Stamp

Our design team had plenty of fun patterns and holiday themes to use for our July catalog release and we really love how great they coordinate from page to page. As you can see from today’s project samples they do compliment each other.

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Snow Jar by Pam Bray
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P291 Snow Jar Rubber Stamp

So let’s take a hop on over to more inspiration with our designers posting their projects!

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Mark Gould
Janelle Stollfus

More links to hop on through if you missed our Monday post!

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Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy

A Cornucopia of Fresh Fall Stencils

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Great Pumpkin Card by Louise Healy

The possibilities and choices we have with our Fall theme Dreamweaver Stencils is plentiful and we are going to take a grand look at them plus our usual fantastic design team will be sharing samples with them!

To start off our design team samples we shared at the beginning of the post Louise Healy’s card where she made a triple pumpkin card adding lots of great earth texture with Essentials.

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Large Maple Leaf by Pam Hornschu

Celebrate the fall season in gorgeous colors of the maple leaf as Pam Hornschu created with stencils and dies on her card.

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Grape Cluster by Laura Drahozal

But don’t forget the garden with it’s potential for harvest. Laura Drahozal created this beautiful grape cluster card that we just love.

We have more brilliant projects from our design team today we know you’ll enjoy!

Kristine Reynolds

Mark Gould

Louise Healy

Laura Drahozal

Pam Bray

 

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Jamie Martin
Louise Healy
Katy Leitch

Monday

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Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin

Adding in Mixed Media

 

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Mixed Media, a hot trend in papercrafting and scrapbooking, shows no signs of slowing down. Stampendous is thrilled to create new stamps, stencils and tools for this wonderful art form. We’ve been so blessed to have artwork from folks like Nathalie Kalbach, Andy Skinner and even Fran herself jumping on board to create some mixed media images, tools and techniques for us.

Our current, amazing Design Team frequently provides us with some wonderful Mixed Media projects. Our industry collaborations have allowed us to work with terrific products for lots of artsy fun. We’ve been blessed with oceans of DecoArt paint; wonderful Clear Scraps, Canvas Corp, and Tando Creative surfaces; and so much more. The DT has loved working with these products and working with terrific Mixed Media Artists from all over the world.

Recent changes in our team allowed us to add some rising Mixed Media stars to our crew. These folks aren’t using stamps to make typical greeting cards, they’re taking these printing tools to the next level to create amazing projects that will challenge us, our Design Team, and even you, our fans, to think outside the wood block and breathe a whole new life into your stamping stash. We dare ya to play along!!

It just so happens that these three talented folks are all from the UK. Click their names to visit their blogs and welcome them to the Stampendous family!
We’re excited to welcome to the team:

Katy Leitch

Katy Leitch

Katy is helping us coordinate across the pond now that we have a significant team there. She’ll be helping Janelle keep this wild and crazy bunch on task. (Actually they’re terrifically punctual and dependable, it’s Katy who will add the zany to this group!) In her own words:

I think I’d have to describe myself as obsessed with rubber stamps! I’ve been stamping for ten years but somehow the novelty has never worn off. I love to create in all kind of styles but particularly love mixed media work. You’ll often find me holed up in my studio, up to my elbows in paint and ink and wondering where the last five hours went….

Nothing makes me happier than creating stuff, and I am lucky to work freelance in the craft industry – doing what I love for a living! I write for several UK-based papercrafting magazines, teach and demonstrate, as well as working as a virtual assistant to a number of craft professionals.

I am so excited to be a part of the Stampendous family as I know I am going to adore working with their amazing products!

Check out Katy’s Journal Page

Dee Adams

Dee Adams Mark introduced us to Dee, and we’re sure glad he did. Wait until you see the amazing pieces she created for the Stampendous July Catalog! Like WOW! Her coasters using the Pink Your Life stamp images are particularly wonderful, while some of her Halloween pieces left us squealing with spooky delight! She particularly loves Stampendous Embossing Enamels and the Frantage look!

Hello everyone! my name is Dee, my passion is focused in the mixed media side of art, although I am inspired by all varieties of art. I enjoy pushing my capabilities as an artist, and learning new techniques, and mastering old and current ones, too. I love the way art can encapsulate all of my stresses and worries and push it onto a page, at the same time providing a personal therapy for all the stresses of day to day life. I love layering, textures, and embossing, all of which feature extensively throughout my work. I feel very fortunate in the sense that I have been asked to join the Stampendous mixed media design team and use their amazing products to create mixed media pieces that hopefully will inspire.

Take some time for Dee’s gorgeous artwork!

Mark Gould

Mark Gould Mark Gould first came to our attention as a member of DecoArt’s International Design Team. We played with them in 2014 and were absolutely blown away by this guy’s talent. He’s no stranger to stamps, and has played on other design teams. He contributes frequently to several UK Cardmaking and Papercrafting publications, so we’re looking forward to seeing more and more Stampendous in his work. He often teaches and demonstrates DecoArt products in craft stores and at trade and consumer shows, and we’re super excited that he’ll be coming to California in October to teach several mixed media classes using Stampendous, DecoArt and Tando Creative products.  At home the only things that can drag him away from his art projects are his lovely lady, his fun-loving kitties, and the lure of killing virtual zombies. Mark has our dark side covered… just a warning as we head into Halloween season! Check out Mark’s Hand Canvas!

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Summer Fun with Nathalie Kalbach and Friends – Stencil Thursday

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Today is our stencil theme post of the week and it complements our fabulous hop with Nathalie and Friends because we love to use stencils with our stamping and mixed media projects.

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Stencils (L to R) NKCFS02 Bird, NKCFS03 Urban Scribbles, NKCFS01 Elephant and NKCRS07 Cling Fashion Dame

Included in each of Nathalie’s stamp set is a terrific stencil design to add whimsy, fun and flair to your project. Here are a few fantastic samples of these stencils in action.

Urban Scribbles by Louise Healy

 

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Bird by Louise Healy
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Elephant Wooden Canvas by Nathalie Kalbach
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Fashion Dame by Alison Heikkila

Stencils are so fun to use! Take them out of the packaging and try them on your next project!

Our hop has prizes! There are three lucky commenters during the hop that will each win a prize package that includes all three of Nathalie Kalbach’s Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set. But WAIT! This is open to everyone! 

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To be eligible comment on the Stampendous blog and that of each designer’s post on the hop this week. Each comment is an entry! Give a shout out to your place of residence, we want to see how far our hop goes around the world! We’ll announce winners on Monday June 20.

Now here’s some inspiration from today’s participating designers.

Rae Missigman

Marsha Valk

Katy Leitch

Alison Heikkila

Mark Gould

Louise Healy (Stencil Thursday post)

Stack Art Challenge Week – Day 2 – Updated Links

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When you challenge mixed media bloggers to explore the possibilities, you know you’ll get some fantastic results.

Stack Art is perfect for even the beginning crafter. But it can be so much more! All the pieces can be put together in so many fantastic ways. Wait until you see what the amazing artists joining us this week have achieved.

Stack Art Dolls by Fran Seiford
Stack Art Dolls by Fran Seiford

There are three components to our Stack Art Program, our prize package will include one of each:

  • The Stack Art Kraftboard Kit which includes all the kraftboard pieces you’ll need to make at least 4 amazing creations; die cut, double-sided adhesive for all the kraftboard pieces; and sentiments you can use to make each piece a special gift or card embellishment.
  • The Stack Art Stamp Sets which include an assortment of terrific background stamps and other images plus an acrylic handle.
  • The Stack Art Elements Kits which each include five jars of embellishing goodness to stick to your adhesive covered kraftboard pieces.

Visit all the blogs below, and leave an insightful comment. We’ll give away three Stack Art prize packages this week based on your blog comments.

Here’s who is sharing today: (updated the links so they work properly, sorry for the inconvenience)

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Mark Gould