Laurel Burch – Part I

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We were very excited to add to our collection of Laurel Burch images in our April Catalog. These whimsical images which lend to bright, beautiful colors just have us completely enchanted. We’ll look this week at some of the new images and then  a little later on in May at the rest of them. Remember that our Laurel Burch Coloring Guide is yours to download so that you can get the Laurel Burch look on your own projects.

First up is the beautiful Imagine Butterflies set! Five lovely butterflies with masks/stencil included plus a pair of antennae to share and the word “imagine,” can be paired with the matching Cutting Dies set to create an entire garden full of magical flutterings.

LBCRS08 Imagine Butterflies Cling Rubber Stamp Set with Template
LBCRS08 Imagine Butterflies Cling Rubber Stamp Set with Template
LBDCS08 Imagine Butterflies Cutting Dies
LBDCS08 Imagine Butterflies Cutting Dies

 

Our Design Team has been working hard to bring you some beautiful project inspiration, and we have some extra friends stamping along this week.

First up, with a gorgeous card you “can’t resist” (get it?, go look at the card), is the amazing:

Sharon White

Then our delightful guest with two natural and beautiful butterfly cards:

Sue Drees

From the Queen’s Inkling, the always talented:

Judi Kaufman

And more from our wonderful team:

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy (Monday)

Louise Healy (Wednesday)

 

Circle Time

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We have two beautiful new stamps, released in April, that have a fun circular design. This gives them a very unique look and lends to some beautiful creations. One of them, the Tree Circle, is a gorgeous silhouette. The other, the Wisteria Circle, offers an opportunity to color beautiful, lush flowers in purples, blues, pinks or hues of your choice. Both will remind you of a beautiful, relaxing Spring or Summer day outdoors.

W201 Tree Circle
W201 Tree Circle
W202 Wisteria Circle
W202 Wisteria Circle

Our team shared some fabulous art they created for our April catalog and some other wonderful creations last week. We know you will just love these projects. We wonder if you’d like to win one? We’ll choose three winners at random from comments on the blogs below to win your choice of the Tree Circle or the Wisteria Circle. U.S. mailing addresses only, and Official Rules are always HERE.

Monday

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Sue Drees

Wednesday

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

 

Friday

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Kathi Rerek

 

Au Revoir, Paris!

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It’s time to say au revoir to our Paris Bonjour set! But it’s certainly not adieu! You’ll see a lot more of this great set in the future, and we are adding new projects to our website all the time! Just visit http://www.stampendous.com and search Paris up at the top to watch as they get uploaded! Today we want to show you our fabulous 6″ X 6″ Paris Map Cling Rubber StampThis awesome background is great for all your travel memories, it’s a wonderful map of Paris, completely hand-drawn by Fran herself.  She was inspired to do this by a trip she took to Paris last Summer. They walked 29K steps all over this magical city!

Paris Map Cling Rubber Stamp
6CR008 Cling Paris Map – 6″ X 6″ Rubber Stamp

Here are some of the samples Fran made with the Paris Bonjour Set and the Paris Map. You can click on them to see them larger, and we will work on putting them up on the website as well. Notice where she has used the free fleur de lis stencil that comes with the stamp set (the small ones), and where she has used the large fleur de lis die cut that comes in the cutting dies set.  Remember, we’ll give away three sets to lucky winners, with U.S. Addresses, who comment!!!

Take a quick look at this wonderful set along with Fran in her newest YouTube video:


There is more inspiration available from our Design Team! Be sure to stop by their blogs and wish them bon voyage as their dreams take flight for Paris!!

Alison Heikkila

Lea Fritts

Kathi Rerek

 

Bonjour, Paris!

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Welcome to beautiful Paris, where the lights at night are as famous as the food, wine, and world class entertainment. Have you been? Always wanted to go? We’d love to hear how you’d use our wonderful new Cling Paris Bonjour stamp set and matching cutting Dies. We’ll give away three sets this week to US winners, as always the Official Rules are HERE.

Our terrific Design Team have some wonderful inspiration this week that will make you long for a baguette and an accordion ballad. Just take a look at these gorgeous creations:

 

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

and our talented friend

Sharon White

Be sure to stop by and give them all some love and maybe win yourself a une peu de Paris.

 

And we will have some WINNERS from our wonderful commenters on our Autism Blog Hop/Everyday Chicks Week, last week! Winners will be announced Tuesday on Veronica’s blog and then Wednesday we’ll confirm them here, so stay tuned.

 

Chicks at Home

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Everyday Chicks are having fun at home today. It’s so easy to have the right number of kids, moms, dads, cousins, uncles, aunts, whatever you need for your special family when you play with our terrific chicks. Every occasion can include the whole gang!

The chicks are premium clear stamps with a set of coordinating dies right in the package. You can find them in your favorite store or on our website by clicking the picture below.  You can see that the set comes with three sizes of chicks and a ton of everyday and special occasion accessories. The dies are all attached in one big piece so that you can easily clip them apart for use. They do not line up with the stamps to cut in a big group, because every stamp is separate to save on paper. There are 25 stamps, each with its own die. The accessories die cut right on the edge of the image, but the chicks have a little space around them so they look fluffy. You can color outside the lines on your chicks to get that fluffy, feathery look.

CSD20 Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Dies Set
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Dies Set

Our very own Fran Seiford has made some super fun cards featuring our chicks. Click on each one to be taken to the project page on our website for step by step instructions and a full supply list.

Everyday Chicks Hello Hello by Fran Seifor
Everyday Chicks Hello Hello by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Birthday by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Birthday by Fran Seiford

We’re giving away three sets of our Everyday Chicks this week as part of the Autism Awareness Blog Hop. Go check out our Monday Post for all the details and to comment on our great designer cards!

And we have more designers sharing today! Go take a look at how fun these chicks are in action!

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

The Butterflies of Spring

Stampendous friend, Donna Cennimo, a decorative painter, created this gorgeous canvas featuring Stampendous butterflies and embossing powders. We are so excited that she shared them with us, and we thought you’d enjoy seeing this wonderfully colored nod to Spring.

Butterfly Canvas by Donna Cennimo
Butterfly Canvas by Donna Cennimo

Donna embossed each butterfly with two layers of Chunky Clear Embossing Powder then added colors as desired. She used Detail Black, Silver Tinsel, Purple, Blue, Chunky Gold and Chunky Silver on different areas of the butterflies. Then she attached them to one of her paintings and she has some left for other amazing projects.

Here are some closeups of the butterflies –

 

Thanks, Donna, for sharing such a pretty, Spring project with us. Your painting is wonderful and your army of butterflies are a colorful bit of cheer!!

A Sunny Easter Giveaway!

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We hope our Sunny Hello has brightened your week. Would you like to win one? We’ll give away three Cling Rubber Sunny Hello stamps to three lucky, US winners. Oooh… you might want to run back to MONDAY and WEDNESDAY to make sure you’ve left a comment. This fun greeting is perfect for any occasion, you’ll use it all year. And with the simple coloring or fancy layering, it’s great for a quick card or when you have more time. And we have another designer sharing today!

Lea Fritts

 

Meanwhile, we certainly hope that all of our fans out there in Stampingland have a wonderful Easter this weekend. Some of our Design Team members have created Easter projects to share with us today. Enjoy! Be sure to come back on Monday for a terrific hop with our Everyday Chicks!!

 

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

 

And remember, our April Catalog is live online today for retail ordering! Be sure to stop by and see all the fun products and the great samples by the team and Fran herself!

Happy Easter!

It’s Still Spring!

Spring Mash Up

Spring is still in the Air at Stampendous! We have lots of great projects left to share with you!

We had so many beautiful, large flowers in our January Catalog, and Fran had so much fun making samples with them. We wanted to share with you some of her creations.

The Fresh Peony and the Coneflower both have wonderful masks/templates/stencil included for free in the package. They also each include a couple wonderful sentiments to make creating a card that much easier. Their matching dies make creating whole bouquets of wonderfulness that much simpler as well.

Here are a few of Fran’s great samples:

 

These samples are all on our website as well. Just head to http://www.stampendous.com and search for Fresh Peony or Coneflower in the search box at the top to see the products and projects featuring these stamps.

Our Design Team also have great samples they haven’t shared yet! Be sure to take a few minutes today to enjoy these great posts from our Design Team and leave them some love!

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

 

 

 

Sneak a Peek at April 2018

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We are taking a look at our Design Team’s favorite cards of the brand new April 2018 Catalog. These products will be live on our website for retail on March 30th! But your favorite store can order this Friday! Be sure to talk to your friendly, neighborhood stamp, craft, or scrapbooking store about ordering your favorites! And be sure to sneak back on Friday to see more, wonderful new products!  We’ll even have a link to the digital catalog for you!

Our new favorites included some wonderful new Laurel Burch images, of course! We’ll do two whole weeks of sharing with these the week of April 30, and the week of May 21. But here are a couple of sneaky peeks to tide you over… (pssst… you’ll be able to see all the samples on our website on March 30)

LBH001 Mystical Mare by Fran Seiford
LBH001 Mystical Mare by Fran Seiford

 

LBM002 Laurel Burch Cat Love and LBM004 Laurel Burch Fabulous by Fran Seiford
LBM002 Laurel Burch Cat Love and LBM004 Laurel Burch Fabulous by Fran Seiford

Now go check out the faves from our Design Team and leave them some nice comments!

Alison Heikkila

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Hip, Hip, House-Mouse!

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Hooray for our little friends in mousey grey and brown! This little family is just the cutest thing around, and they’re always having so much fun together. You know they each have personalities and quite the story, and even though you can color them how you like, each one has a color scheme especially for them. Our House-Mouse Designs® Coloring Pages tell you their little story and help you color them to match. You can find those here. Each page can be downloaded as a pdf on your computer to guide you.

The House-Mouse family in our April catalog are celebrating birthdays and babies in addition to Summer. Here are a few more sweeties and some Design Team Sharing.

First up, Mudpie has fallen into a snooze from eating too much birthday cake, and Maxwell has a surprise planned! Those two!!

HMP89 Birthday Mischief
HMP89 Birthday Mischief
Birthday Mischief by Kristine Reynolds

 

HMP94 Birthday Gift
HMP94 Birthday Gift
HMP90 Feeding Baby
HMP90 Feeding Baby

 

You can click on them to check them out on our website. They’re available now at all your favorite stamp stores.

Our Design Team has some great project to share. Remember to comment, because we’re giving away three sets of our So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps to lucky US Winners. (all the details on Monday’s post HERE).

 

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus