Pink Your Christmas!

[If you’re looking for the 31 Days of Halloween, the links are all HERE]

The latest additions to our Pink Your Life Collection by Nicoletta Zanella are just the most adorable Christmas stamps! We love how cute the sets with coordinating dies are! Finally a great way to make scenes and pop ups so easy with these sweet images!

We’re going to share again with these images in November, but we wanted to showcase them because the Pink Your Life team has done some really fun videos with them. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to check them out! These whimsical characters are so fun to color, and they lend themselves to some pretty creative techniques.

Take a look:

Their product introductory video is HERE on FACEBOOK

And this darling project by Nicoletta is super sweet!

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Get Your “Boo” on with Birds and Bones!

Get Your Boo On Banner

The season of SCARY is coming our way!!! What will you stamp for HALLOWEEN Day??!!  We’ve got lots of choices, and this final option comes to us from
mixed media artist Andy Skinner who is always working up something SPOOKY. Take a look at his latest offering, Birds and Bones.

ASCRS10 Birds and Bones
ASCRS10 Birds and Bones

That large image on the left is a bird skull…. ewwwww… cooooool!!! And wait until you see the results!

 

Wow, right??!! Let’s have a look at the other, available Andy Skinner stamp sets. They’re all wonderful for adding a touch of creepy to your Halloween life or even your everyday stamping!  You can find all of Andy’s wonderful images on our website HERE.

 

Would you like to get your CREEPY on with your very own set of Birds and Bones??? Yeah, we thought you might! So here’s what you need to do. Visit all of our posts from this week. MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and today, of course. Then leave a comment below telling us how many words were PURPLE, how many words were LIME GREEN, and how many words were ORANGE. (yes, including the ones in that sentence, right there) AND be sure to tell us if you have a U.S. Mailing address because only US addresses are eligible for our contests. (Official Rules live HERE)

And while you’re hopping around, winning and such, stop by our Design Team posts and tell them how much you love their HALLOWEEN stamping! So much fun from such talented folks!

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

Louise Healy

 

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Homemade Gifts Are Best

The holiday season is approaching, and it’s time to give some thought to gifts you might make for friends and loved ones. Of course nothing says, “I love you” like a handmade gift.

With stamps and stencils, you have soooo many options. And our new Decor Cling Rubber Stamps make a super easy way to transfer a pattern to a home decor piece. They are big, at 8″ X 8″ they can help you get a job done quickly, or even work on a very small card or tag, or stamp a few at one time.

Here’s a look at the Decor Snowflakes stamp. There are four other designs available.

Snowflake Decor Cling Rubber Sneak Peek

Our Dreamweaver and Fran’s Metal Stencils are also a phenomenal way to create homemade gifts from the heart.  Like this gorgeous canvas from Mixed Media Artist Mark Gould.

A few great designers are sharing some fun ideas to get you started:

Louise Healy

Bunny Hoyle

What types of things do you make for Christmas? We’d love to see you share some with us! You can show us your creations in several places:

Facebook Stampendous Group – lots of sharing between our fans – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampendous/

Our Photo Group on Flickr – these have to be moderated so patience is needed 🙂 – https://www.flickr.com/groups/stampendous/

Or tag us anywhere else you share, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter… we’ll like and share your post! @Stampendous or #Stampendous

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Paisley for All!

Peacock and Paisley

We have two great stamp sets with coordinating dies to share this week. On Monday we met our Poised Peacock and our Paisley Patterns. Both Cling Rubber Stamp Sets come with a free template for masking the images or creating super cool backgrounds. Both also have available, matching, cutting dies! You’ll love these gorgeous sets! (and Free Shipping with Promo Code BLG717 on orders over $50)

On Wednesday we took a closer look at our Poised Peacock. So today, let’s investigate our Paisley Patterns set a little more closely! This awesome set includes six stamps. Five are very definite elements and they have corresponding cutting dies in the die set. The sixth stamp is a wonderful background that is delightful colored in, tone on tone, or even used as a resist pattern. The included stencil/mask set for the five elements is perfect for masking/layering or for coloring them in with stencil brushes, sponges, paint, or other methods.

Fran has created a great video sharing her samples with these fun stamp images:

Wanna win one?

We’ll give away one Poised Peacock Stamp Set and Cutting Dies and one Paisley Patterns Stamp Set and Cutting Dies (so two lucky winners) this week! Just leave us a comment telling us if you’ve ever seen a live peacock! Where? When? Was it just the coolest? We want to know! Or if you’re more Paisley than Peacock, tell us about your lifelong love affair with those irresistible patterns!  U.S. Winners only – Official Rules.

We have so enjoyed this week reading your hilarious adventures with peacocks all over the world. Who knew so many people had chased or been chased by them! You’re all awesome story tellers!! We can sure see that a lot of you would love one of these sets!

We have Design Team Members playing along today –

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

 

And some inspiration from our website – All these samples are by Fran Seiford. You can find them all on our website by searching “Paisley”.

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Artful Adventures in Mixed Media

Nathalie Kalbach with her new book

We’re really excited to announce that our friend and stamp artist, Nathalie Kalbach, has just released her first book. Artful Adventures in Mixed Media is a gorgeous romp through Nathalie’s experiences creating mixed media art, keeping a journal, and meeting and teaching with some of the hottest names in mixed media today. (of course, Nathalie is a hot name, too, and those people are lucky to be working with her!). You’ll love it!! Plus it contains lots of her art made with her Stampendous Stamps!

She’s giving away a couple copies of her book on her blog, so don’t miss this opportunity! Click this LINK

And join her for her Facebook Live Event on Thursday to enter to win a copy. Click the image below.

Nathalie's Facebook Live Event Link

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Ministry of Mixology in Buena Park, CA

If you’ve been waiting for the dynamic duo of Tracy Weinzapfel and Andy Skinner to return to America in their stunning Ministry of Mixology Mixed Media Retreat Series, wait no longer! This is your chance to see this amazing team of mixed media artists in action. This event will sell out, so be sure to get your tickets early.

Plus, we’ll offer you a few insider tips from folks who live practically next door to this fantastic venue! Here’s our first tip: Get up REALLY early on your first morning there, tiptoe across the street from the hotel to the new Porto’s Cuban Bakery! If you’ve ever had anything better in your life than their potato balls (deep fried mashed potatoes stuffed with meat), we’d be surprised. But go early! They can have up to a 3 hour line for their amazing offerings.

We hope you take advantage of this great opportunity! Tracy and Andy are remarkable teachers who make mixed media fun and fast!

 

Learn all the details about this fun retreat at the Ministry of Mixology website!

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Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Winners!

Wow! Wasn’t last week a spectacular inspiration of mixed media projects! Thank you to all the terrific from both design teams who really brought out their best ideas! And thank you for all the kind and thoughtful comments left on our blog posts.  If you missed it take some time to hop through for project ideas, tips, and techniques to use on your own projects!

If you missed the hop or want to refresh your inspiration list for project ideas, tips, and techniques here are the Stampendous links to the week of hop; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. You can also stop by our Stampendous and DecoArt Pinterest board for inspiration beyond just our hop last week. We add new projects all the time so subscribe to our boards and never miss out!

Now for the exciting announcement of our winners who will each receive a prize package that includes:

Stampendous:

  • ASCRS07 Cling Handle with Care
  • ASCRS08 Cling Skuldoggery
  • ASCRS09 Cling Unexplained
DecoArt:

  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • Cobalt Teal Hue
  • Primary Magenta
  • Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
  • Paynes Gray
  • Carbon Black
  • Titanium White
  • Prussian Blue Hue
  • Phthalo Blue
 

  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Diarylide Yellow
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Green Gold
  • Primary Yellow Media Mister
  • Titanium White Antiquing Cream
  • Patina Antiquing Cream
  • 8oz Bottle Lamp Black Americana Acrylic Paint

Our winners are picked using Random.org from all the participating blog hop posts from both company blogs and their teams. Here are the winners!

Stampendous Wednesday Post – Jackie P Neal

Mark Gould’s Friday Post – Amy Martin

Louise Healy’s Thursday Post – JPScraps

Congratulations! Winners, please email your mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com.

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Finale

Our final day of the hop has arrived and we at Stampendous want to thank DecoArt and their SUPER talented design team for a great hop, great inspiration and a huge thank you to all who stopped by to leave a thoughtful comment.

 

Prizes!!! Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more!  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details. Commenting will stay open through the weekend and close at midnight Pacific time on Sunday, March 19th.

Ready for today’s inspiration? Here are the designer’s participating today –

 

Friday

Pam Bray
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Lea Fritts
Alison Heikkila
Katy Leitch
Mark Gould
DecoArt Blog

Here are links to our earlier posts this week in case you missed seeing all the fantastic projects!

Thursday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy
Lea Fritts
Katy Leitch
Kitty Miller
DecoArt Blog

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy
Mark Gould
DecoArt Blog

Tuesday

Stampendous Blog
Tracy Easson
DecoArt Blog

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila
DecoArt Blog

Join Us!

Stampendous and DecoArt are teaming up to bring you a wonderful class opportunity, open to the public!

The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) show has joined the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI)(formerly CHA) in presenting a fantastic Spring crafting opportunity. If you’re in or near Daytona Beach, Florida, don’t miss this wonderful chance to paint along with the amazing Chris Haughey and our own Tammie Wilson. This class will be fantastic.

You can register for this class by CLICKING HERE!

SDP Stampendous Class Flyer

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Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to day 4 of our hop! Enjoy the designer’s projects today, and before you go, here is a quick gallery of tags Andy Skinner created for the product packaging of his new stamps using his painting techniques with DecoArt Media paints.

Prizes!!!!! Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more! All the products are sneak peeked in the banner at the top of this post, but a full list is available on Monday’s post.  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.

Here is the list of designers participating in today’s hop plus a link to Kitty Miller’s personal blog post about her Shakespeare Art Blocks. Stop by and give her a little bit of comment love!

Thursday

Louise Healy
Lea Fritts
Katy Leitch
Kitty Miller
DecoArt Blog

Here are links to our earlier posts this week in case you missed seeing all the fantastic projects!

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy
Mark Gould
DecoArt Blog

Tuesday

Stampendous Blog
Tracy Easson
DecoArt Blog

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila
DecoArt Blog

 

Join Us!

Stampendous and DecoArt are teaming up to bring you a wonderful class opportunity, open to the public!

The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) show has joined the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI)(formerly CHA) in presenting a fantastic Spring crafting opportunity. If you’re in or near Daytona Beach, Florida, don’t miss this wonderful chance to paint along with the amazing Chris Haughey and our own Tammie Wilson. This class will be fantastic.

You can register for this class by CLICKING HERE!

SDP Stampendous Class Flyer

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Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 3

Our blog hop is already on day 3, and with so many amazing projects from earlier this week, we can’t wait to get started and see what today brings us!

If you are new to combining paints with your stamps, you’ll enjoy watching Andy Skinner here in this video from our booth at Winter CHA in 2016. You can also see more of Andy using the Media line of products on DecoArt’s Education website.

Prizes!!!!! Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more! All the products are sneak peeked in the banner at the top of this post, but a full list is available on Monday’s post.  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.

And here are the designers participating in today’s hop –

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy
Mark Gould
DecoArt Blog

 

If you are just joining us, we have the rest of the hop links handy from earlier this week to catch up on all the fabulous inspiration!

Tuesday

Stampendous Blog
Tracy Easson
DecoArt Blog

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila

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Join Us!

Stampendous and DecoArt are teaming up to bring you a wonderful class opportunity, open to the public!

The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) show has joined the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI)(formerly CHA) in presenting a fantastic Spring crafting opportunity. If you’re in or near Daytona Beach, Florida, don’t miss this wonderful chance to paint along with the amazing Chris Haughey and our own Tammie Wilson. This class will be fantastic.

You can register for this class by CLICKING HERE!

SDP Stampendous Class Flyer

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