Friday Wilds

 

We have had so much fun being on our wild adventure with you this week that we are certain is isn’t time to stop! There is at least one more day of inspiration at least and then we’ll be on to our next theme that has something to do with magical gardens, but for today we will be taking a dive into the exotic water region of our wild week with our PenPattern Angel Fish.

We have some open spaces on this delicate angel fish that could use a doodlie doo, too. Don’t all fish from the deep so?

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V309 PenPattern Angel Fish Wood Mount Stamp

Did you see this beautiful card from Pam Hornschu earlier this month? Wow. It’s just amazing! You can stop by her blog here to see it posted during our Doodlie Doe week or use the project page on our website here. The background paper is amazing and her doodles define the body stripes of the fish amazingly.

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PenPattern Angel Fish by Pam Hornschu

 

We have a growing collection of PenPattern images so along with the first release we shared this video to help get the creative juices flowing with these stamps. It is a great overview of just how fun these images can be. Enjoy!

Our last three collaborations have had a a special giveaway from our Australian distributor The Stencil Specialists, we are so thankful that they wanted to play along and widen our giveaway base. If you make your store orders locally in Australia, then we sure would recommend them. Stop by their website to see what all that they offer and also their blog where they share some really neat projects using them. Recently they have been sharing some wonderful projects on their blog using our stamps and essentials and with such a great style on each one we decided to share a few here on the blog today.  To see all of them though, go to their blog posts  here and here! Let’s see a couple projects that Julie created for their blog.

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PenPattern Angel Fish from The Stencil Specialists

The Angel Fish is phenomenal in gold embossing and colored with metallic gel pens and all on such a colorful base.

PenPattern Zebra by The Stencil Specialists
PenPattern Zebra by The Stencil Specialists

This is so simple, but it has an amazing effect in design when done right. The pop of background color is genius, Julie, just genius! If that only filled your mood board half full then we have more to fill it up the rest of the way with our designers posting their projects today.

Pam Hornschu

Laura Drahozal

Lyn Bernatovich

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Bray

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

Our team sometimes posts Thursday for our Dreamweaver spotlight that also includes our theme for the week. If you haven’t seen those gorgeous samples, they really are worth hopping over to check them out on this blog post!

Let’s Go Wild

This week we are embarking on a journey to see the wonderful wild animals that are new to the Stampendous PenPattern collection. You might just want to grab your safari gear, because it is going to be a week of adventure and wonder!

Our first stop is to see this wading hippopotamus that is a great image to doodle in the open spaces or color him in a fun and interesting way.

PenPattern Hippo Rubber Stamp
M324 PenPattern Hippo Wood Stamp

This hippo card by Janelle is making the blues go away with a neatly colored purple hippo using Chameleon Pens and a sentiment from Loving Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to cheer up someone for the day.

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PenPattern Hippo by Janelle Stollfus

Our posing frog is all eyes for a few doodles, even the lily pad is a perfect open space for doodles to take float. Enjoy a frog in many different colors and styles with a combination of color and doodles. Now who can resist that face?

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Q214 PenPattern Frog Wood Mounted Stamp

One particular colorist, Jennie Lin Black, couldn’t resist and made a gorgeous monoprint paper to tame the vibrant markings of this exotic colored frog. She even added some texture with a combination of Frantage Color Fragments
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Jennie used a great sentiment for her card that is part of our Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. It is a great companion to all of our wild animals this week with 16 different sentiments, some for a great chuckle to go along with your doodled wild animal, plus you can never be without a clawed paw print for added emphasis to your card.

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SSC1226 Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

Are you ready for a wild tour across landscape of our designer’s blog this week? Let’s head on our adventurous safari tour with these talented guides today!

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Wow! Our Design Team Rocks

Our team had so much fun this week with our Doodlie-Doo theme that we need to run an updated link list for today posts just so you won’t miss out on any of these fabulous projects!

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Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday Post)

Lyn Bernatovich (Thursday)

Lyn Bernatovich

Louise Healy (Thursday Post)

Louise Healy

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Pam Bray

Lea Kimmel

Laura Drahozal (Thursday Post)

Laura Drahozal

Thanks for stopping by all their blogs and leaving them some comment love, we sure do love these designers and all the great projects they create for us!

There is going to be so much fun next week we want you to come back and check out our collaboration with Faber-Castell’s Design Memory Craft team and some new to us products!

Want to doodle a PenPattern Snowman?

These PenPattern stamps for the holidays are a great way to sneak in some hand-eye coordination with your children over the holidays. The pattern is already started in the stamp image and the challenge is to repeat them in the rest of the snowman. The children aren’t the only ones that can have fun. Join in with them and doodle to de-stress!

You’ve seen our PenPattern Gift, PenPattern Moose and PenPattern Penguin this week and now it’s time for PenPattern Snowman.

PenPattern Snowman Wood Mount Stamp
PenPattern Snowman Wood Mount Stamp

Design team alumni, Krissy Fossmeyer, created this fun colored Snowman for a quick holiday card project a sparkly bed of snow at the foot of the snowman. See how she made it HERE.

PenPattern Snowman Card by Krissy Fossmeyer
PenPattern Snowman Card by Krissy Fossmeyer

PenPattern Penguin is back today on a card by Wendy Price with instructions right HERE. Look at how adorable this image is with just a little bit of color.

PenPattern Penguin Card by Wendy Price
PenPattern Penguin Card by Wendy Price

We have more inspiration for you before the weekend begins, just check out the delightful projects from our designers.

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Rhea Weigand

This week’s designer projects can be seen on our PenPatterns Board. You’ll never miss a new entry when you Follow us on Pinterest.

Doodling Your Holiday Styles

This season is a gift-giving extravaganza and the PenPattern Gift stamp is great to use as a gift tag, on a card or how about those scrapbook pages where children are opening up their gifts. It’s a versatile design and can be used for gift-giving year around!

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PenPattern Gift Wood Mount Stamp

 

Just look at this festively colored gift on a card by DT alumni Tobi Crawford with instructions (and pen colors) available HERE. You can also see this card on her blog with some of our other Christmas imagse. The link is provided below.

PenPattern Gift by Tobi Crawford
PenPattern Gift by Tobi Crawford

Today’s group of designer posts will have you itching for some PenPattern of your own.

Jamie Martin

Wendy Price

We have our DT alumni showing up today with a PenPattern post to share.

Rhea Weigand

Tobi Crawford

It’s a great day to Play with Paint!! (and Stamps!)

In honor of  Vegas Paint this week (the Creative Paint Convention for Decorative Painters) we’re going to look some gorgeous examples of using acrylic paints with your rubber stamps.

Decorative painter/artist/teacher Debbie Cole, CDA joined our team last year and we couldn’t be more thrilled. She’s using her decorative painting skills to show us so many new and fantastic ways to use our wonderful stamp images. She makes gorgeous home decor, but she’s totally at home on a smaller scale. Here, Debbie has used our new Stack Art Kraftboard Kits as her canvas to created some ATC-sized painty masterpieces!

Follow Your Art - Angel Wings Stack Art by Debbie Cole
Follow Your Art – Angel Wings Stack Art by Debbie Cole
Doodle with Paint and Stack Art by Debbie Cole
Doodle with Paint and Stack Art by Debbie Cole
Regal Bird Painty Doodle by Debbie Cole
Regal Bird Painty Doodle by Debbie Cole

Our Design Team has also been busy playing with paint in different ways.  We want to be sure to mention that all the paint you see has been GENEROUSLY donated to our team by DecoArt! We are so blessed to have their sponsorship for our painty projects!!! Here’s who has some fun inspiration for you today:

Cyndi Bundy

Kristine Reynolds