There’s No People like Snow People!

Snowball Fight by Kristine Reynolds
Snowball Fight by Kristine Reynolds

Our Design Team is very appropriately stamping with our newest Snowmen this week! Many of them are snowed in with their children, and happy for a few more days of Winter Break, but baby, it’s cold out there!!  Remember, if you make real snowmen, or just stamp with ours, send us a picture or tag us on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest photos with #Stampendous.

Here are the terrific posts from Tuesday and Wednesday featuring our terrific new Snowman Banners and Build a Snowman Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets as well as our darling Snowball Fight and Sweet Snowgirl stamps.

Jamie Martin

Tobi Crawford

Krissy Fossmeyer – Snow Buddies, In the Meadow

Rhea Weigand

Brrrr! It’s Snow Fun Out There!

Snowball Fight by Jennifer Dove
Snowball Fight by Jennifer Dove

We’re counting our blessings in sunny Southern California this week, and our prayers are with our friends all over the country (and the world) who are trudging through record cold and snow! We’re sending warm thoughts your way!!

We’re also super busy building a new website experience for you, and gearing up for the BIG Craft and Hobby Association show in Anaheim this weekend. Sorry if we’ve fallen behind! Our Design Team has still been sharing, however, and we wanted to make sure you caught their posts!

Last week they shared our House-Mouse Designs® Winter Themed Stamps! You can see their fantastic cards at the following links:

Kristine Reynolds – Hang on Tight, More Mice

Tenia Nelson – Ski Run

Rhea Weigand – Ski Run, Hold on Tight

Jennifer Dove – Headed Your Way, The Love of a Friend, As Sweet as Candy

This week the theme is Snowmen! If you’re even able to get outside to make a snowman, we’d love to see a photo of yours! Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram if you post your snowman photos. Use #Stampendous any time to get our attention!

Designers posting snowman cards today –

Kristine Reynolds

A super cute Thank You to all our Blog Hoppers!

In our first Blog Hop we promised all of you a super cute project for commenting on each blog! We were just overwhelmed by the response, and with CHA and everything we haven’t been able to email a cute project to all 200+ of you.  So… here it is for everyone! We’ve posted it on our website and it’s also available there as a downloadable .pdf. But only you, the faithful readers of our blog will be able to link to it (it’s on a secret page!). So enjoy! And feel free to email or comment with questions. This adorable set was designed by Debi Hammons for Stampendous last fall, but we hear lots of you are building snowmen this week, so we thought it would be appropriate.

Snowman Flurry Card Set

Saturday Sketch Challenge

This week was, hands down, the hardest Challenge to choose winners from! We have to show you what everyone made because there was just so much great creativity! So we will be posting those cards later this week. But for now we will show you the two cards we did choose…

Angela’s! Congrats, this card has a lot of great detail and I love the accessories she paired with the stamp image. It turned out so great!! Angela used the SSC263 Costume Kids Perfectly Clear Stamps, which will be available on our website later this week.

And congratulations to Melinda! I love how you used the background paw prints stamps as the background and to the U. Melinda used the Fluffles Wuv Perfectly Clear Stamps and the Love Journal Perfectly Clear Stamps.

This week’s challenge is to send us your best Christmas and Winter cards (or scrapbook pages) using Stampendous Christmas and Winter products, since we just released a TON of them online and at your local retailer carrying Stampendous product. The prize will be a Holiday stamp so you can use it to get ahead on this year’s holiday cards! Good luck everyone and check out what the design team made for a bit of holiday inspiration:

Cyndi made this playful card using the new Polar Path Cling Rubber Stamps set and White Ultra Fine Pearl Glitter.

Wendy made this perfect card using the Snowfall Rubber Stamp, Holiday Home Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (SSC1067), the Cling Rubber Cardinal Path Stamp Set, Cotton Ball White Flock from the FF906 Lollipop Flock Kit, white embossing powder from EK08 Carousel Embossing Kit, Copic markers and Creative Impressions ribbon

Check out the cards Jen Dove made! In this one she used Crystal ultra-fine glitter, Snowman Flurry Perfectly Clear Stamps, Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad, Pattern paper, glimmer ribbon and Copic Markers: YG11, G000, B95, BG10, YR02, YG03

In this one she used M232 Cozy Penguin Trio woodmounted stamp, patterned paper, Copic markers, Chainletter Christmas Class A’Peel Stickers, Dot Sparklers Class A’Peel Stickers and Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad

And here’s yet another fun card by Jen. She was on a roll this week! She used the NEW Polar Gifts Cling Rubber Stamp, Creative Impressions Silk Ribbon, a button, patterned paper, Prism Cardstock, Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad and Copic markers: C1, C3, C5, C7, B95, BG10, YG63, 0, G000, RV95, R11

It’s Pailing Snowmen!

While we realize that it’s Summer and there may be a heat wave moving throughout much of America, we think that it’s never too early to be making Winter and holiday gifts! Or thinking about them anyway! Here at the Stampendous headquarters, our Art Director, Lisa Hindsley, has had a creative streak with our clear pails after seeing them featured in Disney’s Family Fun Magazine. She thought the idea to build a robot center piece out of a pail and items found around the house was brilliant! So she scratched her head and came up with even more pail character creations! The first was a cool snowman she calls Flakie Jake and he is sooo simple to make! This project is for any level crafter and especially great to make with kids.

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