Stampendous Sneak Peek

Hello folks,

How are you holding up in this frigid cold this week? I feel this burning desire to go somewhere warm lately and this summer vacation layout (to a very very hot country) was born.

Stampendous CHA Jan 2013e

All the travel word stamps, the background passport and immigration stamps, the belt at the top of the layout and the luggage are all from Stampendous brand new travel stamp sets that was just released this month at CHA. These came from 2 sets and will be available to you very shortly. Photos are from my 2012 summer vacation to Hong Kong and Singapore. Enjoy!

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Two-fer: Color and sketch challenge

Hello everyone,

Is anyone trying to multi-task, kill two birds with one stone, crunched for time, etc etc etc? Here is a two-fer challenge for ya!

Make a card or a project with this sketch in mind:

PCP sketch Jan 25

and in this color scheme:

GRS Jan 25 Color challenge

Now that is a very simple sketch and a very gorgeous color scheme … and here is my simple card with a sweet sweet color theme, using the BRAND NEW Gourmet Rubber Stamps Truffles set called Thinking of You. Patterned paper is from My Mind’s Eye and inks generously provided by Tsukineko.

GRS Jan 25 color & PCP sketch Jan 25

Come play with us – you can upload your card to Paper Craft Planet gallery (tag your card “SK012513″ so we can find it) and Gourmet Rubber Stamps facebook page.

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Brand New Stampendous on PCP 3D challenge

Hello my friends,

Every new year, after I’m cleaned up from the holiday madness and sometime around middle of January, I get nostalgic and pensive as I reflect on the year past and the year forthcoming.  This is when I start cleaning out the studio and organizing everything by theme – to keep, to throw, to make, you get the point. So today’s Paper Craft Planet 3D challenge is to create a project around the theme of “reflection”.

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I decorated a mirror for today’s 3D project using newly released Stampendous stamps – Cling Kids on Wheels, Cling Garden Gal and Cling Tree Poem. Mirror was also distressed and embellished with some gorgeous Frantage Essentials from Stampendous.

Please tag your photo 3d200 and upload it to the PCP gallery :) I can’t wait to see what you make.

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Crafter’s Companion New Release Alert!

Hello hello,

CHA season always brings out the excitement in me – seriously, how can you not be excited about new products and in today’s post – new stamps from Crafter’s Companion Stamp It line … it’s a HUGE release of 14 new stamp sets and over 100 images (it’s more than that but I stopped counting at 100).

I only used 2 stamps (the script and the floral image) in that 14 stamp set … it’s your sneak peak for those of you who are not at CHA right now.

CC Jan 11

I made these puppies into little fridge magnets – stamped it, fussy cut out and added a layer of Beacon Fast Finish decoupage medium so it is a little hardier for little finger playing with fridge magnets. The back is just an adhesive backed magnet you can find in any arts and crafts store.

Don’t forget our January monthly challenge is “anything but a card” and it doesn’t have to be hard… join us!

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Gourmet Rubber Stamps sketch challenge

Hello my friends,

Well, I’m sad I’m not at CHA this year. But for those of you who are not there now, let’s have some fun at home with this sketch:

GRS Jan 10 Sketch challenge

I didn’t follow the sketch too closely – the vertical and horizontal panel were what caught my eye and I needed to go with the flow … it’s the rebel in me and since I’m don’t get to go to CHA this year, I’m unleashing my inner rebel! and I even left the image uncolored ..take that!

GRS Jan 10 Sketch

The stamp set I used is an oldie but one of my favorite – Clothesline Greetings. Perfect for an every day greeting and there is also another image on that set for a new baby! Check out how my other team mates interpreted the sketch – it’s an inspiration I tell ya!

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Taylor Usry

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Winner – Santa Blog Hop

Hello my friends,

First off, I need to apologize to you all – I’m so very sorry that I totally forgot to post the winner for the Gourmet Rubber Stamps Santa Blog Hop! So let’s not delay congratulating Indy who says:

Indy says:

Oh, how cute! I love your CAS style and the little “bell” ribbon!

Congrats sweetie – you win the Let’s Celebrate stamp set from Gourmet Rubber Stamps that I used on my card. Please contact me by Jan 12, 2013 with your mailing address. Happy Stamping!

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New Gourmet Rubber Stamps Truffles

Hello everyone!

Happy 2013! So surreal that I’m typing 2013 – I have been in such a post holiday funk for such a long time .. from having too much to do, too much to eat, too much to clean …

However, I had to dig myself out of my rut because I am BEYOND excited to announce a whole new Truffles release from Gourmet Rubber Stamps. These truffle sets are just a 2-stamps set: image + matching sentiment = a whole lot of fun! Here is just 1 set that I used:

GRS Jan 2

Check out some of the other Truffles set used by the rest of the talented design team:

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Stephanie Lee

Taylor Usry

Watch for an entire Truffle collection coming out this CHA!

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