Saturday Sketch Challenge

Thank you for all your wonderful Sketch Challenge cards! Here at the Stampendous headquarters, we love seeing all the awesome color and pattern combinations, creative materials, fun ways to embellish and clever sketch interpretations that we never would have thought of ourselves!! This week for our sketch challenge, we’ll be giving away some extra special stamps! The exotic CRR110 Imperial Jewel Cling Stamp from our Moroccan collection and the charming CRP113 Lavender Scene Cling Stamp from our Scenic Serenity series. You could be one of the lucky winners of these stamps! We’d like to remind you that we choose two winners. First, the Stampendous graphics and s departments vote for their favorite based on how well the card displays Stampendous products. The second way is chosen at random through http://www.random.org. So, you have twice the chance winning the contest if you use Stampendous stuff. And it can be anything! New or old!

So get out your stash and make something splendid. Post your creation to your blog, website, or in any public forum like Paper Craft Planet.com, Splitcoast Stampers.com, Stamp Shack.com or others. Copy the link to your card and paste it into the comment section of this blog post. Don’t worry if you try and post a comment and it doesn’t show up immediately! We post them on Monday. Find out more information by clicking on the “Sketch Challenge Rules” link at the top of this blog.

Here is the sketch design team member Rachel S. made:

Here is her own take on the sketch. And go to her blog gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com to check out more of Rachel’s paper creations!

Here are last week’s sketch challenge winners:

Congrats to Melinda!! Wonderful color choices! Your card is vibrant and cheery!

And nice job Jan!! Love the use of torn cardboard! Very resourceful but yet still very beautiful!

Our BIGGEST Online Give Away Ever!

This past week has been so exciting!! For those of you who are Stampendous fans on Facebook know that we are having a HUGE giveaway!! All you have to do is become a Fan of our Stampendous page and leave a comment or a photo of a card (using our products), sometime before May 26, 2010. Easy, right? Then you’ll be entered in to win over $200 in Stampendous goodies including wood stamps, cling stamps, clear stamps, embossing powder, glitter and MORE!

Find us on Facebook by clicking here or signing into your Facebook account, then searching “Stampendous”. We are the first search result under “Pages”.

The rules for the contest can be found here.

Another bit of exciting news… we have begun a group on Flickr. If you haven’t heard of Flickr before, it’s a photo hosting website where you can share your photos, view and comment on other people’s photos. We think this is the perfect way to see what other stampers and card makers are creating while getting inspired at the same time! Plus, it doesn’t hurt to show off all the cute cards you’ve made!!

You can add and view cards on the Stampendous Pool here.

Saturday Sketch Challenge!

Welcome to Week 5 of the Stampendous Saturday Sketch Challenge! We’ve been so impressed with the entries we’ve received, keep playing for a chance to win more prizes!!

This week our Design Team member Wendy P has created a fun sketch for you! She also realized that it was her week to create the sketch for Paper Craft Planet, so we’re teaming up with PCP to challenge you to some masking this week!

We’ve updated our Tips and Techniques section to include a simple masking lesson. This easy technique allows you to add a 3D look to your stamped art by making one object appear to be in front of another. Here are the simple directions: http://www.stampendous.com/Tips+%26+Techniques/?c=2#5

Wendy is posting a photo tutorial for masking on her blog this week as well at: http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/

Here’s her super cute masked card and the Paper Craft Planet sketch! We’re giving a prize away over on PCP for the sketch challenge, too!

So, REMEMBER – Our challenge this week is Masking, Paper Craft Planet’s Challenge is the sketch above which includes masking, and YES you can win prizes in BOTH challenges!

Speaking of prizes, here are last Saturday’s winners who used Rachel’s sketch to make these amazing creations!

Congratulations to Barb of Barbs Best Creations! We’re bananas for her Changito card!

And congrats to Deloris! This card is super fun! You can check out other cards she’s made on Flickr

Back to Basics Stamping Techniques

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Stampendous is proud and excited to announce a wonderful new partnership! We’re joining with Paper Craft Planet, Tsukineko, and Creative Impressions to offer an incredible 12 week series of tutorials on Back to Basics Stamping Techniques. This is the perfect opportunity to get reluctant friends stamping, to learn tips and techniques from our own Laura Weed, a stamping veteran of 29 years, and to learn new techniques and twists on old ones.  Plus join us for…

PRIZES  –  PRIZES  –  PRIZES  –  PRIZES  –  PRIZES  –  PRIZES  –  PRIZES  –  PRIZES

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Each week we’ll have a design challenge and one lucky winner will win ALL THE PRODUCTS USED IN THAT WEEK’S LESSON! Wow!!! Prize packages retailing for up to $100!

Here is the link to sign up for the class:
http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/backtobasicswithstampendous

Plus, something for everyone! If you post this announcement with the link on your blog, send us the link along with your name and address, and we’ll send you an exclusive, adorable, Changito mouse pad for your desk! You can send these to submissions@stampendous.com