Cool Penguin! Hot Winners!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

Hello Everyone, we hope your Holidays were fantastic. We’ve been working hard to launch our new January Catalog (the biggest one of the year) and to get ready for the industry’s biggest trade show Creativation!

But we didn’t forget that we left our penguins in their ugly sweaters waiting on the edge of their icebergs to see who won the contest!

First, the poll for top sweater designer! We’re glad we made you vote, because we could never have chosen just one of these sweaters. The winner, with 25 of the 76 votes (whew) was clear – Diane Williams – Her Take 2 Ugly Sweaters was the champ (we suspect it was the reindeer sweater that did it) – Here’s her original blog post if you want to visit the winner –

Diane Williams

So, Diane, send us your wish list for $50 in Stampendous products (might want to check out the new catalog below or our website to make sure what you want is currently available). (email submissions@stampendous.com)

We also have three sets of Cool Penguin stamps and dies that will go to U.S. winners that commented on the various blogs from us and the participating designers. Here they are (also email to give us your mailing address!):

Donna Ellis (From Sue Drees #3)

Karen Ladd (From Tina Smith’s Video)

Bunny (From Diane Williams’ post)

And a quick reminder – we dug through a lot of profiles to verify our winners have a U.S. mailing address. Adding at least your country to your blogger/google+/facebook/instagram/flickr/youtube profile, and to your comments, etc., would greatly increase your chances of winning.

Thank you so much for commenting and playing with us. We had a great time. There are still plenty of Winter weeks left in “sweater weather”, and we have lots of Cool Penguins in stock. Of course, it’s never too early to plan your next Christmas card. If you haven’t had enough sweaters, we discovered that Karen Hasheck’s link in our last post was incorrect (although it was correct in the polling area). Go check hers out!

If you made it this far, check out the new January Catalog. You’ll be seeing a lot of it in the coming months. You can click on the picture to view as a flippy book on issuu.com, download as a pdf to your computer, or even print your own in color. You can order a hard copy for yourself on our website – HERE

Stampendous January 2019 Catalog
Stampendous January 2019 Catalog

 

Sweater Wrap Up! Time to Vote!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

So we haven’t forgotten, never you fear. The time to vote on sweaters is here! Our cute Cool Penguin has been sporting “ugly” sweaters by some of our favorite designers on their blogs and ours for the last couple weeks. Now it’s time to vote. Your comments on the blog posts will enter you in a drawing to win one of these cute sets. Your votes on the cards will determine which designer gets a cool $50 in Stampendous product.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

 

We had a couple more cute samples to share, so visit these blogs and leave a comment. Then come back and vote for your favorite. We’ve linked them all to a polling tool below and each choice includes the link so that, in case you didn’t write it down, you can remind yourself how cute they all were! Choose the one that you like best, ugly, cute, whatever your fancy.

New “ugly sweater” cards that we haven’t shared yet:

Sue Drees

Wendy Price

Karen Hasheck

Pam Sparks

Sue Drees #2

Tina Smith (video)

Sue Drees #3

Diane Williams

 

 

 

No Sweat, More Sweaters!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

Our Ugly Sweater contest is fully underway and the designers have outdone themselves. We have another crop for you today. The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun. We’ll post the poll for you to vote at the end of the week. Meanwhile, keep commenting on the designers’ blogs for your chance to win.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

Check out all the samples this week and next, and be sure to leave nice comments. At the end of this week you can vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

Today we have a some really cool cards from Roxanne Russell. Former owner of one of our favorite stamp stores, The Stamp Addict, Roxanne is keeping her hand in crafting, we hope to lure her to blog-ville! You can comment here on her great projects.

CSD08 Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
CSD08 Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russel
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

Now go visit these great designers and leave them some comments!!

Diane Williams

Sue Drees

Then come back tomorrow for some more fun!

 

 

Cool Penguin, Cool Sweaters

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun. It seemed like the perfect opportunity for an Ugly Sweater Contest.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

But the sweaters are SO cute! We sent the set to several designers to see what they’d come up with, and the results have been fantastic. Check out all the samples this week and next, and be sure to leave nice comments. At the end of next week you can vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

Today we have a couple of darling cards from Judi Kauffman who designs classes and blog projects for The Queen’s Ink. She had WAAAYY too much fun with the sweater in this set. Apparently that darling penguin is just a bonus!

DIY Sweaters by Judi Kauffman
DIY Sweaters by Judi Kauffman

 

Sweater Fun by Judi Kauffman
Sweater Fun by Judi Kauffman

Wow! You can check out Judi’s other creations from earlier this week on Wednesday, and Thursday. Hop around and visit these designers and check out their ugly sweaters so you can vote! More next week as well.

Karin van Eijk

Sue Drees

 

 

Ugly Sweaters are Beautiful!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

We’re playing with the Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set which comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make it fast and easy to create a multitude of looks!

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

We don’t know who decided holiday sweaters were “ugly”, but we have to disagree, we’re seeing some of the cutest projects ever this week! Check out all the samples, and be sure to leave nice comments. Then come back at the end of next week to vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

We have artists sharing all this week and next. So keep track of your favorites! Maybe as a Christmas present to yourself and a designer you could follow a new blog!

Today we have another sweet offering from Judi Kauffman, class designer and sample artist for The Queen’s Ink. This sample offers a trio of stylish sweaters! Maybe Judi should consider fashion design! She has used a ton of other Stampendous stamps to make these Fabulous! Judi doesn’t blog, but if you follow The Queen’s Ink blog you’ll see plenty of her work!

Cool Sweaters by Judi Kauffman
Cool Sweaters by Judi Kauffman

Hop around and visit these designers and check out their ugly sweaters so you can vote!

Kelli Green

Sue Drees

Kathi Rerek

 

It’s an Ugly Sweater Contest

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

We have a real treat for you this week! Our stamping friends have put together some really adorable projects. The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

We thought it would be fun to have an Ugly Sweater contest with this set. We sent the set to several designers to see what they’d come up with, and the results are fantastic. Check out all the samples this week, and be sure to leave nice comments. Then come back next week to vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

First we have this adorable offering from Judi Kauffman who designs classes and blog projects for The Queen’s Ink. She made three samples, and here’s the first. This one shows a whole crew of penguins in their finest sweater apparel.

Cool Penguin, Ugly Sweaters - Judi Kauffman
Cool Penguin, Ugly Sweaters – Judi Kauffman

Sooo much fun with tiny embellishments. Stay tuned for Judi’s other creations later this week! Hop around and visit these designers and check out their ugly sweaters so you can vote!

Karin van Eijk

Sue Drees

Sharon White (Copy Cat Cards)

 

Our Sale Continues!

2014 Black Frday Sale

If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at our Black Friday-Cyber Monday sale, be sure to head over to www.stampendous.com where the Featured Products on our front page are at an unbelievable savings!

Lots of our very best Christmas images are on sale in addition to our Stack Art Kraftboard Kits and Stamp Sets.

One of the cutest images we’re featuring at an unbelievable savings is our darling Penguin Snow Jumbo Cling Rubber Set.  Remember this stamp set comes with a free template which includes masks, and a darling snow stencil. You can see it on the baby bib below. Here are some terrific ideas for this great stamp –

Penguin Snow Stamp Set
CRS5055 Penguin Snow
Penguin Snow Card by Debi Hammons
Penguin Snow Card by Debi Hammons
Penguin Snow Card by Kristine Reynolds
Penguin Snow Card by Kristine Reynolds
Penguin Snow by Cyndi Bundy
Penguin Snow by Cyndi Bundy
Penguin Snow Candle Box by Debbie Cole
Penguin Snow Candle Box by Debbie Cole
Penguin Snow Scrapbook Page by Debi Hammons
Penguin Snow Scrapbook Page by Debi Hammons
Simple Penguin Snow by Debi Hammons
Simple Penguin Snow by Debi Hammons
Penguin Snow Baby Bib by Tammie Wilson
Penguin Snow Baby Bib by Tammie Wilson

 

Remember to get some Shaved Ice or other Glitter Embellishments with your Penguins! Our New Winter Micro Glitter Kit is a perfect accompaniment!   Stay tuned for other great suggestions from our sale items this weekend!

Stampendous with Spellbinders Partner Blog Hop Day 2

Spellbinders Holiday Hop

 Welcome back! It’s our second day promoting Spellbinders and Product Partners Holiday Blog Hop with a little hop and prize package of our own.

You’ll see projects from our design team for the holidays using our Stampendous Stamps and Essentials with some fantastic Spellbinders dies and embossing folders. They might even sneak Partner products into their design so be on the look out for fun combinations.  Once you’ve hopped our designer links we have one more hop you’ll want to take for all the projects from today’s Featured Product Partners with Spellbinders.

Do you feel like there should be… Prizes? Oh yes, there are plenty of prizes.Spellbinders has compiled a fantastic giveaway package for each day consisting of three brand new Spellbinders dies/templates plus product from that day’s Featured Partners! Details and Official Rules can be found here.

We will also have a a prize package here on the Stampendous blog, and we bet other Product Partners will be doing the same, so visit them all each day!

Stampendous Pize Package

Our prize package each day will be a Jumbo Penguin Duo stamp set and a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle, PLUS a set of Spellbinders greeting dies! To be eligible to win our Stampendous prize package, you need to comment on our blog that of each Stampendous designer in the list provided below. We’ll pick a winner each day (3) and announce them on Monday, November 24th. Eligible winners are those comments that provide a valid email and indicate a U.S. Mailing address. Here are theStampendous Official Rules for all contests. So hop around and check them out!!

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Spellbinders Blog

Tomorrow we’ll be back as one of the Featured Product Partners, so grab a hot cup of coffee and a cozy chair before your day begins to enjoy some truly amazing projects! See you bright and early!

Stampendous & Spellbinders Holiday Blog Hop Day 1

Spellbinders Holiday Hop

 Welcome to the Spellbinders and Product Partners Holiday Blog Hop.
W
e are so excited to have you join us!

For the next three days Spellbinders and their Product Partners will be showcasing projects for the holidays. To view all of the great projects you’ll want to start at the Spellbinders blog. We are promoting each day of the blog hop, so we decided to share extra projects from our designers! You’ll find those here.

Do you feel like there should be… Prizes? Oh yes, there are plenty of prizes. Spellbinders has compiled a fantastic giveaway package for each day consisting of three brand new Spellbinders dies/templates plus product from that day’s Featured Partners! Details and Official Rules can be found here.

We will also have a a prize package here on the Stampendous blog, and we bet other Product Partners will be doing the same, so visit them all each day!

Stampendous Pize Package

Our prize package each day will be a Jumbo Penguin Duo stamp set and a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle, PLUS a set of Spellbinders greeting dies! To be eligible to win our Stampendous prize package, you need to comment on our blog that of each Stampendous designer in the list provided below. We’ll pick a winner each day (3) and announce them on Monday, November 24th. Eligible winners are those comments that provide a valid email and indicate a U.S. Mailing address. Here are the Stampendous Official Rules for all contests. So hop around and check them out!!

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Janelle Stollfus

Asia King

Tenia Nelson

To see today’s featured partner blog hop, visit the
Spellbinders blog.

We’ll be back tomorrow with more to see!

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!!

Snowy Train Postcard by Debi Hammons
Snowy Train Postcard by Debi Hammons

We’re celebrating Winter this week, the Stampendous way! With lots of warm beverages, a kitty snuggled in our lap, and some great stamping going on in the craft room! (only a TRUE crafter can still stamp with a cat on her lap!) We really love the way a light sprinkling of our Chunky White Embossing Enamel or our Shabby White Embossing Enamel can mimic actual snow on your card (just sprinkle and heat from underneath so it doesn’t blow off…no ink or glue needed).  Our Design Team is bringing you lots of chilly inspiration for your Warm Winter greetings going out to your friends, or for your scrapbook pages full of snow much fun!

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer