Want to doodle a PenPattern Snowman?

These PenPattern stamps for the holidays are a great way to sneak in some hand-eye coordination with your children over the holidays. The pattern is already started in the stamp image and the challenge is to repeat them in the rest of the snowman. The children aren’t the only ones that can have fun. Join in with them and doodle to de-stress!

You’ve seen our PenPattern Gift, PenPattern Moose and PenPattern Penguin this week and now it’s time for PenPattern Snowman.

PenPattern Snowman Wood Mount Stamp
PenPattern Snowman Wood Mount Stamp

Design team alumni, Krissy Fossmeyer, created this fun colored Snowman for a quick holiday card project a sparkly bed of snow at the foot of the snowman. See how she made it HERE.

PenPattern Snowman Card by Krissy Fossmeyer
PenPattern Snowman Card by Krissy Fossmeyer

PenPattern Penguin is back today on a card by Wendy Price with instructions right HERE. Look at how adorable this image is with just a little bit of color.

PenPattern Penguin Card by Wendy Price
PenPattern Penguin Card by Wendy Price

We have more inspiration for you before the weekend begins, just check out the delightful projects from our designers.

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Rhea Weigand

This week’s designer projects can be seen on our PenPatterns Board. You’ll never miss a new entry when you Follow us on Pinterest.

Butterfly Collages, Summer on the Wing

This week our Design Team is playing with the beautiful butterfly stamps we released in April. These gorgeous images are already collaged for you. With enough area to be fun to color and enough background to save you heaps of time, they’re a super quick way to get a gloriously textured, layered card. You can cut out the butterfly from a second stamping to add depth, or simply stamp in black over your Creative Palette monoprints for a fast and easy card.

Both Butterfly Tune

Butterfly Tune Wood Mounted Stamp

P223 Butterfly Tune Wood Mounted Stamp

And Butterfly Pattern

CRP224 Cling Butterfly PatternCRP224 Cling Butterfly Pattern

Come in wood mounted and Cling Rubber styles. Our Design Team have made fantastic samples of these great designs, and we’ll be sharing them all week. Here’s who is showing projects today:

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Saturday Sketch Challenge

And last week’s Sketch Challenge winners are….

Melinda! Stampendous owner and stamp artist, Fran Seiford, chose Melinda’s because she “loved the design use of circles and the bright cheery colors.” Melinda used the Love Robotz Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

Outside of the card

Inside of the card

And Regla! Our customer representative, Ronnie, said she loved Regla’s card because it was “classy yet simple to make and had great contrast.” In her card, Regla used Footprint Friends Woodmounted Rubber Stamp and the Bee Buddies Woodmounted Rubber Stamp.

Since this is 4th of July weekend and we are celebrating America’s freedom, we are giving you the “freedom” to express your creativity. That means that this week there is no set sketch so anything goes! You can make anything that your little heart desires!

Ok, you know the drill. Get out your stash and make something beautiful with Stampendous products. 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 an example of Stampendous Design Team member, Jen Dove’s card made for this week’s sketch challenge. Good luck everyone!

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.