Stamping All Year Long

Stamping-All-Year-LongOur friends at RubberstampMadness Magazine have published another in their series of books celebrating stamp art.

Stamping All Year Long is the third rubber stamp art book published by RubberStampMadness, the original rubber stamp magazine. This 116-page, full-color book is filled with stamp art celebrating holidays and the four seasons. Stampers share information about each piece, providing tips, techniques and inspiration for your own stamping projects. You’ll find calendar pages, greeting cards, scenes and more. To order the book click here  http://rsmadness.com/rsmstore.html.

We’ve added a link to the right sidebar of our blog for ordering this wonderful book. We’re super excited to say that there is some wonderful Stampendous product used in its gorgeous pages. We hope that folks like Louise Coates, Karen McIntyre, Daisy Cooper, Karol Taylor, Terri Scalise Hamm, Gina McCreary, and YOU remember that we offer free stamps for folks who get published using our products. Details on the tab at the top of our blog marked Publication Incentive.

Design Team Additions

As you know, we were blessed at the beginning of this year to purchase Dreamweaver Stencils! We’ve been having so much fun learning all the new techniques and sorting out all the new products, finding warehouse space to fill orders, and making room for them in our catalog and on our website! But we’ve also been delighted to add some wonderful talent to our Stampendous Design Team with some former Dream Team members! These wonderful artists are joining our team beginning in May, and you can already see their work in many of our blog posts. We’re thrilled to have them. We’ve also added the delightful Pam Bray, a veteran of Eileen Hull’s ATB Inspiration Team and many other Design Team obligations! We’re thrilled to have Pam join this great group, and we look forward to amazing you with even MORE fun and inspiration in the future!


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Visit the website Design Team Page to see the whole team and read the details!

Here are the new fabulous faces!

Laura Drahozal

Laura Drahozal

Stamping with Us Since:
May 2015

Stenciling with the Dream Team
Since 2010

Click to view Laura’s profile!

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Louise Healy

Stamping with Us Since:
May 2015

Stenciling with the Dream Team
Since 2010

Click to view Louise’s profile!

Lyn Bernatovich

Lyn Bernatovich

Stamping with Us Since:
May 2015

Stenciling with the Dream Team
Since 2013

Click to view Lyn’s profile!

Alison Heikkila

Alison Heikkila

Stamping with Us Since:
May 2015

Stenciling with the Dream Team
Since 2014

Click to view Alison’s profile!

Pam Bray

Pam Bray

Stamping with Us Since:
May 2015

Click to view Pam’s profile!

Dream A Little Friday Fun

Dreamweaver_intro_Banner1-780x380We love what the design team has created this week sharing tutorials using stencils with watercolor to embossing pastes or applying the letterpress technique for dry embossing. It’s amazing what you can do with these metal stencils with the right care and a few tools. Earlier this week we talked mentioned properly removing the stencil from it’s packaging and easy cleaning after use, today it’s the tools that help make stenciling fun!

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Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste

We have seven high quality embossing pastes to choose from on our website. Add almost any color medium to the white or clear pastes for even more options.

 

Dreamweaver Stencils Tools

 

Use the Palette Knife to mix in coloring mediums, spread paste over smaller stencils or load the Paste Spreader to apply paste evenly across the larger stencils.

All that’s left is choosing stencils! You can purchase stencils from the Dreamweaver Stencils section of the Stampendous website where we are continually adding more. During the transition you can still shop the Stencil with Style website to access the entire collection.

Need some help getting started? There are great tips and techniques on how to use these wonderful products here.

With such fun new products being talked about, it’s only right to share some fantastic projects from these designers today!

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Dreaming of Inspiration

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Today is a double dose of inspiration with two teams posting Dreamweaver inspiration!

On Thursday’s we enjoy a weekly shower of inspiration from Dreamweaver Stencils’ Dream Team which is especially true this month’s challenge. Be inspired to design with showers themed projects from the A Team!

Dream It Up!

Lea Kimmel

Louise Healy

Laura Drahozal

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Here at Stampendous our Dream a Little Dreamweaver week continues with some terrific inspiration from our designers.

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

 

 

Easy Clean Stenciling

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Stenciling can be fun when you have a system in place for each step of the process. Yesterday we mentioned how to properly remove the stencil from packaging and today it’s about cleaning the stencil. Being able to clean your stencils immediately after use helps you quickly move on to the rest of your project.  Here’s some information to keep you stenciling in style.

  • Keep the stencil flat when cleaning.
  • Use a flat tray or flat bottom container like our Stufftainers with enough water to cover the stencil and tools. Set them into the water until you’re ready to clean.
  • Gently scrub with a soft brush while the stencil stays flat in the tray.
  • Place on a clean soft cloth to air dry or use a second cloth to dry while keeping it on a flat surface.

Here’s a fantastic project today from veteran stencil designer,

Pam Hornschu

Dreaming on a Tuesday!

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We’re celebrating our new acquisition of Dreamweaver Stencils again this week. There’s just so much to learn and enjoy with these new tools! So much new inspiration from new team members joining us, and so very many new products to play with and enjoy!

When you first get your Dreamweaver Stencils, it’s very important that you start taking care of them right away! Even taking them out of their packaging can be a little tricky. You want to avoid bending the stencil at all, so that you’ll have the flattest, smoothest surface to work with for all the great techniques. We’ve linked to a great video on YouTube on every one of our new stencils to remind you about opening the product carefully. Always BEND THE PAPER, NOT THE STENCIL!  Take a look:

Now go have a look at the terrific inspiration we have for you today!!

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Mice and Friendly Dreams

Our friendly mice have had a wonderful week in the spotlight and decided to work together for a relaxing cup of tea. Here are House-Mouse and Friends Chamomile Nap

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Chamomile Nap Rubber Stamp

Debbie Cole created this darling box with Chamomile Nap and Floral Tapestry for a sweet herbal storage or gift box. Another angle of the lid can be found on this project page with all the supplies and instructions to recreate this fabulous piece.

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Chamomile Nap by Debbie Cole

Here is Chamomile Nap in a delightful card colored by colorist and class instructor Jennie Lin Black. For updates on classes visit her blog, Color with Jennie.

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Chamomile Nap by Jennie Lin Black

And, in case you’re not visiting and entering regularly, you should really pop over to the House-Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge! The challenge this month is “Friendship”, so you’ve got the inspiration you need! Click HERE to check out their design team inspiration and find out more!

Designer’s post for today —

Janelle Stollfus

 

Ingenuity Comes in All Sizes

Being vertically challenged is a moment by moment feat, these mice find ways around those obstacles by involving those friends. Today we have some mice that are not only using their ingenuity they are plotting a revenge.

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Cookie Bandits Rubber Stamp

Amy Hurley-Purdie designed the most delightful version of this stamp, we’re sharing it with her permission because it’s so sweet! Thank you Amy, we’ll send you to her blog when she posts it so you can let her know how much you love it, too! For now you can click on the caption to see how she made this card.

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Cookie Bandits by Amy Hurley-Purdie

Get ready for some amazing mice projects!

Pam Hornschu and again here

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Rhea Weigand and here

Kristine Reynolds

 

And, in case you’re not visiting and entering regularly, you should really pop over to the House-Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge! The challenge this month is “Friendship”, so you’ve got the inspiration you need! Click HERE to check out their design team inspiration and find out more!

 

House-Mouse Friends and Fun!

It’s easy to give a friend a little lift when they receive a card from you with a House-Mouse and Friends design on them. This week our little meeces will come out to play with their friends on design team projects for a great time of fun.

Maxwell and Amanda are helping out a friend in this entertaining stamp design and it just might be worth the boost for a taste of that prized garnish too.

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Martini Mice Rubber Stamp

Martini Mice are creating a splash on Monika Thomas color spot card. Isn’t that genius of Monika to color only the olive!

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Martini Mice by Monika Thomas

And these mice friends are sharing some fun projects today, too!

Jamie Martin

Jennifer Dove

 

Whispers of Love

Sharing the quiet moments of love couldn’t be more easy than with these two amazing House-Mouse Designs® images about small whispers of love. These tiny gestures of fondness are so cute and appropriate for our Be Mine theme week, that I can’t wait to share them.

Here’s the House-Mouse Designs® Be Mine stamp illustrated by Ellen Jareckie. Now I can see this image being used for anniversary, weddings, and scrapbook pages.

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Be Mine Stamp

If you hopped earlier this week you might have seen this darling colored sample from Rhea Weigand and below it’s linked up to a supply list with instructions.

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Be Mine by Rhea Weigand

Tails Entwined stamp, also from House-Mouse Designs illustrator Ellen Jareckie, is squealing cute with spring. It’s the perfect little card for a new or old romance card.

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Tails Entwined Stamp

We just love this card from Lea Kimmel and it has a supply list and instructions on our website.

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Tails Entwined by Lea Kimmel

Our designers today have some love to share with their projects. Have fun!

Kristine Reynolds

Jennifer Dove

Tenia Nelson