Send A Smile 4 Kids With Us!

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Join us for a marvelous way to encourage kids this Valentine’s Day or any day when they are most in need! We are proud to sponsor the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog and we would love to see these kids showered in love by handmade cards.

PenPattern Love by Kristine Reynolds
Bunny Kiss by Louise Healy

Send a Smile 4 Kids is a volunteer organization made up of folks at children’s hospitals who collect handmade cards and distribute them to the children. Every kid stuck in a hospital bed could use a smile, right?

Heart Duo by Pam Hornschu
Heart Whimsy By Louise Healy

The current challenge is Valentines/Love Cards 4 Kids. You can find out more here to enter the challenge and donate cards as well as upcoming themes on their blog sidebar.

For inspiration for the Valentine theme, stop by our website and look through our project gallery for children style ideas with our stamps and stencils, then create a card or send in some you already have made.

Our design team will be sharing cards they make for the challenge in the days to come, and we’ll be back with an update with their creations!

Christmas Story Stencils and Stamps

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Nativity scene, angels and wise men, oh MY! We are wrapping up our week of inspiration with visions of the Christmas story through our newest stencils and stamps, plus we have more from our design team.

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DWLL306 Wise Men Stencil

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DWLL554 Nativity Stencil

 

Celerate the tiny babe’s story with distant travellers in the Wise Men stencil that helps you create layers on your stenciling project or the season’s iconic nativity scene. Louise Healy made a fabulous card with the Wise Men stencil that we’ve linked below in the Monday hop list. Stop by and see it if you haven’t yet.

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DWLG652 Church in the Valley Stencil

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DWLM254 Angel With Dove Stencil

And more images that remind us of the season with our cozy country church scene and angel stencils, too.

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CRP288 Singing Angel Cling Rubber Stamp

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Singing Angel by Wendy Price

There are just a couple more stamps that we’ve saved to go along with our stencils. We just love how they all work together for a wonderful season of celebration. It’s only days away now!

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Tiny Prince by Janelle Stollfus

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CRR273 Tiny Prince Cling Rubber Stamp

Thank you for stopping in and looking through our designers projects these week, they enjoy your visits and comments that you leave!

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Kristine Reynolds
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Wednesday

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Pam Bray
Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin
Alison Heikkila

From Small Beginnings with the Creative Squad

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Another month has gone by and the Creative Squad has provided fantastic weekly inspiration on Nathalie’s Studio Blog. You can stop by each week’s post by hopping over to them from the gallery below and find out which of Nathalie’s terrific products they used for their creative expressions.

Nathalie’s line of stamps and stencils work fabulously for so many different styles, seasons and projects it is no wonder that we enjoy the Squad’s projects with renewed inspiration every month! Here is a gallery of Nathalie’s Stampendous products over on our website but you can also shop at Nathalie’s store while you’re over on her blog for this months posts.

Nathalie challenged the team this month to think about starting new things and how they experience its beginnings. Enjoy and be inspired!

   
Sep 6 – Tina Walker Sep 13 – Cheiron Brandon
   
Sep 20 – Marsha Valk Sept 27 – Michelle Rydell

Stop by Nathalie’s blog in the month of November for more great inspiration from the Creative Squad.

The Best Techniques from Andy Skinner

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Shabby Chic Box by Andy Skinner

It’s Friday and our relaxed week of mixed media is almost over, but we have one more bit of goodies to share. The terrific mixed media artist and designer, Andy Skinner, is the spotlight of our post today and there is a chance to see him create with his trademark techniques using his line of stamps and stencils with DecoArt Media products. It’s amazing what you can do with this product combination when you have a few techniques up your sleeve.

His style is a solid industrial style with even shabby chic mixed in on a few projects. No matter the style it’s in the techniques you use with your supplies and we have a way for you to see Andy in demo them in action, but only for a short time.

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Cling Toxic Tag by Andy Skinner

Even though we are in the States we followed along Hochanda TV, a UK Television home shopping channel, during Andy Skinner’s shows on Tuesday here and Wednesday here, here, here and here. These links won’t be available for long so stop by soon to see all the techniques that continue to make Andy’s mixed media pieces amazing, awesome, and SO cool!

 

All these fantastic projects were made with Andy Skinner stamps which are daring and iconic, just perfect for any mixed media or stamping project. You can see Andy using them our videos from our booth during CHA the last few years. Stop by our Youtube Channel anytime to see them!

 

Grab your Andy Skinner stamps, stencils and paint for your next project and share them with us! We would love to see what you make on our Stampendous! Fan Page plus you can share them with Andy as well on Andy Skinner and Friends Facebook Group.

Say Yes To New Adventures!

It’s the end of the month and a great time to revisit the Creative Squad projects Nathalie’s Studio Blog.  This group of talented designers created fun art journaling pages using Nathalie’s stamps and stencil designs. For convenience, we’ve listed Nathalie’s Stampendous products here but you can also stop by Nathalie’s store for her products, too.

The Creative Squad was given the challenge to create something that celebrates the spirit of adventure and it was fun to see where their creative spirit took them for each project. We’ve grabbed the links to all of the “Say Yes! to New Adventures” posts so you can browse with ease. Enjoy and be inspired!

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Aug 2 – Gwen Lafleur Aug 9 – Cheiron Brandon
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Aug 16 – Marsha Valk August 30 – Michelle Rydell

Stop by Nathalie’s blog in the month of September for more great inspiration from the Creative Squad.

 

HOOT week on Stencils

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Steam Pumpkin Gears Frame by Debbie Cole

We are adding painting to our Stencil Thursday post because well, we are still having a great time at the Heart of Ohio Tole painting convention. With all of our wonderful stencil we have from Dreamweaver Stencils and Fran’s metal stencils there are plenty to add accents to your painted projects.

Stencils can add wonderful texture in any of your painted decor pieces like Debbie Cole’s Steam Pumpkin Frame shown above. The gears in the background create a fabulous depth and mat the floating painted Steam Pumpkin image amazingly!

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DWLJ911 Gears Stencil

Debbie used the Large Scale stencil to create a quick and beautiful shingled roof for those delightful Winter Tweets birds.

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Winter Tweets Birdhouse by Debbie Cole
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DWLX7023 Large Scales Stencil

There is still more to see today, stop by these designer’s blog for inspiration.

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If you missed our previous posts this week stop by for more inspiration!

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We are still at the Heart of Ohio Tole painting convention. Each year Decorative Painters, Manufacturers, Designers and Crafters meet in Ohio for a terrific event full of classes, shopping, and painting demonstrations.

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If you find yourself near Columbus, Ohio August 8-13, do stop in and see us. Stampendous will be there with our latest products for Holiday 2016. Plus, we’ll have some special images celebrating this year’s theme – If you give a Mouse a Paintbrush… What could be more up our alley??!!

A Letter to Your Future Self

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Every month the Creative Squad on Nathalie’s Studio Blog take a challenge and create the most amazing journal pages and projects with Nathalie’s stamps and stencil designs.

For July each designer created with the prompt, “Letter to my Future Self” and they came up with some pretty powerful pieces. So wonderful we’ve gathered up the links here so you can grab a cuppa and enjoy the mixed media goodness.

   
July 5 – Gwen Lafleur July 12 – Cheiron Brandon
   
July 19 – Marsha Valk July 26 – Michelle Rydell

Stop by Nathalie’s blog in the month of August for more great inspiration from the Creative Squad.

 

We Wish Shoe A Well Weekend

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So many shoes, so little time. Friday is already here and we are wrapping up our love for shoe stamps and stencils for the week. We sure hope you have taken a peek at all the design team projects with our new foot fashion products. If you missed them you can hop to Monday, Wednesday and Thursday’s post to catch up!

We think our team gives you some fabulous ideas to get you started and we have a few more designers sharing today. Enjoy!

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

Tenia Nelson

Stencil-etto on Thursday

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FMS4022 Stiletto Stencil

Aren’t shoe glad it’s Thursday? Oh we are, since it’s time for some stenciling inspiration that is solely about shoes!

This dazzling fashion stiletto stencil is a new design by Fran Seiford with nice open spaces for adding unique details with so many techniques. Here’s one idea by Janelle Stollfus who used a second brush stenciling over the Stiletto for a great design.

Stiletto by Janelle Stollfus

There are more great projects to see with this fashion stencil over on these designers’ blog today! Enjoy and we’ll see you here tomorrow!

Laura Drahozal

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

So Many Shoes, So Little Time

 

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There are so many great pairs of shoes out there that we dedicate this week to the gorgeous, practical, and super sweet shoe images we carry for stamping and stenciling fun.

Today is a look at a few super sweet House-Mouse® and HappyHoppers® stamps from previous catalog releases. They are so cute we couldn’t imagine not showing them this week! Enjoy a peek and click any of the photos to go to our website for more information.

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HMCQ07 Shoe Babies Rubber Stamp
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HMM12 Tiny Runner Wood-Mounted Stamp
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House-Mouse®Tiny Runner by Lea Fritts
Cling Insert MG Final trimmed size: 4.5" x 6.5" Green background is Pantone 365C
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HappyHoppers® Diva Hopper by Wendy Price

Our design team is excited to share their fashionable projects this week and here is one we know you are going to love!

Jamie Martin