Brush Up Your Sentiments

 

We always love having new word stamps! They can really brighten and change up a card even if you’re using a well-loved flower or background, and these new sentiments can really take the card to the next level! They have big open spaces that allow for doodling, coloring, painting, stenciling, paper piecing, and so much more! We know you’re going to love our new Great Big Greetings!! They’re available wood mounted or on Stampendous Cling Rubber!

W200 Great Big Thank
W200 Great Big Thanks

 

W199 Great Big Happy
W199 Great Big Happy

 

P317 Great Big Love
P317 Great Big Love

Our team has come up with some wonderful projects featuring the Great Big Greetings! Here are a couple, and there are links to more below using these or our Brushed Wishes or Brush Alphabet! Wow! So much inspiration for saying just what you want to say!  HINT: Visiting our website at http://www.stampendous.com and typing “great big” into the search box will show you all the stamps and projects!

Janelle Stollfus

Alison Heikkila

 

Be sure to join us next week for some wonderful fun with the latest Stampendous stamps from Laurel Burch!!! Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss it!

Dreamweaver Thursday: Flitting with Fairies and Flowers

This is Pam, and yes, I love my alliterations…and flowers…and fairies. There’s something magical about both! Everyone knows that both Stampendous and Dreamweaver have oodles of flowers, but now they have oodles of fairies as well! Check out this sweetheart from Dreamweaver:

LG762_Fairy

The Dreamweaver Fairy stencil is open to anything…literally! Each open area of the design can be decorated in its own unique way. A perfect example is the Zentangled version that Wayne Harlow created, and I’m posting below. By the way, did you know that Wayne has been the artistic genius behind Dreamweaver for over a couple of decades? Now he is also a Certified Zentangle Teacher, and an awesome one at that! If you ever have the opportunity, I highly recommend that you take one of his classes. Take a look at this fairy-licious creation:

Lynell_LG762 Fairy ZIA colorYou will find so many other magical creations from those posting for Dreamweaver Thursday, so flit on over to:

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Lyn Bernatovich

Laura Drahozal

Louise Healy

PenPattern – Fun to Doodle/Color!

This week our wonderful Design Team have been featuring our PenPattern designs on their blogs. These simple designs have large, open areas for you to doodle in and color. They’re fun images to use with kids, and charming enough for any greeting! Of course they’re all available in wood mounted or Cling Rubber.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Love the way Lea took the time to doodle tiny shapes into the sections of our PenPattern Turtle. It adds such texture and life to him! Notice the cool Micro Glitter on the glue dot bubbles! Awesome!

PenPattern Turtle Card
PenPattern Turtle by Lea Kimmel

Another quick one by Lea Kimmel, the alternating of doodling and coloring on the PenPattern Fish is so fun! Plus we love that she left some sections just black and white! The quick coloring time left her time to add bubbles, Color Fragments, and fancy ribbons to really complete the underwater look!

PenPattern Fish by Lea Kimmel
PenPattern Fish by Lea Kimmel

Tenia Nelson adopted this easy color book style for our PenPattern House. The bright, fun colors make it a delightful card for any age!

PenPattern House by Tenia Nelson
PenPattern House by Tenia Nelson

Finally, in a really simple card, Fran Seiford took some of our terrific papers made from our Creative Palette and just stamped the PenPattern Heart in different areas. It was a cinch to cut out the pieces and layer!

PenPattern Heart by Fran Seiford
PenPattern Heart by Fran Seiford

Now go check out what new goodies our designers posted this week! Leave them some love while you’re at their blogs!!

Kristine Reynolds (Monday)

Jamie Martin (Tuesday)

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday)

Kristine Reynolds (Friday)

It’s a great day to Play with Paint!! (and Stamps!)

In honor of  Vegas Paint this week (the Creative Paint Convention for Decorative Painters) we’re going to look some gorgeous examples of using acrylic paints with your rubber stamps.

Decorative painter/artist/teacher Debbie Cole, CDA joined our team last year and we couldn’t be more thrilled. She’s using her decorative painting skills to show us so many new and fantastic ways to use our wonderful stamp images. She makes gorgeous home decor, but she’s totally at home on a smaller scale. Here, Debbie has used our new Stack Art Kraftboard Kits as her canvas to created some ATC-sized painty masterpieces!

Follow Your Art - Angel Wings Stack Art by Debbie Cole
Follow Your Art – Angel Wings Stack Art by Debbie Cole
Doodle with Paint and Stack Art by Debbie Cole
Doodle with Paint and Stack Art by Debbie Cole
Regal Bird Painty Doodle by Debbie Cole
Regal Bird Painty Doodle by Debbie Cole

Our Design Team has also been busy playing with paint in different ways.  We want to be sure to mention that all the paint you see has been GENEROUSLY donated to our team by DecoArt! We are so blessed to have their sponsorship for our painty projects!!! Here’s who has some fun inspiration for you today:

Cyndi Bundy

Kristine Reynolds