Stampendous goes with Maya Road

Hey folks,

Welcome to the a fantastic inspirational week of Maya Road and Stampendous collaboration – when both companies products work in perfect harmony together, creating is such a fun experience.

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Stampendous Stamps: Cling Leaf Sprig & Cling Married Monograms

Flowers: Maya Road

Enjoy these other fantastic projects:

Asia King

Cyndi Bundy

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Dove

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Stephanie Lee (that’s me)

Suzanne Czosek

Tenia Nelson

Tobi Crawford

The Maya Road Design Team Blog

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Maya Road and Stampendous Partners

Hello folks,

I’m happy to announce I”m back!! Life just took over and I needed a break so I don’t drown – kids are back in school, I’m catching up and in crafty blissfulness to be creating once again. I’m back with a fantastic Maya Road/Stampendous blog hop today all week!

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Stampendous Stamp – Old World Map

Chipboard letters – Maya Road

Stampendous Glitter – Oceanic Crushed Glass Glitter

Check out the rest of the team’s inspiration cards!

Kristine Reynolds

The Maya Road Design Team Blog

Hope your summer has been well!

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Want It Bad

Good morning,

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Sneak Peak alert! These are amazing brand spanking new chalkboard inspired stamps from Stampendous available very soon at a store near you … Must have I tell ya and it works so nicely on those trendy project life pages too! They will also be available on the Stampendous website in a few more days.

Yes I want that ice cream bad too!

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Pinspired and Crafter’s Companion hop

Hello all,

Welcome to the Pinspired - Crafter’s Companion Joint Blog Hop!

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From May 3 – 5, we are showcasing Crafter’s Companion stamps.  You have TWO chances to win! You can hop around and comment on all of the blogs for one chance to win a gift certificate from Crafter’s Companion (May 3 – 5, 2013).

For a second chance to win, you can play along!

Use the image above to create a project and post it using InLinkz on the Pinspired Blog.  You have until May 9, 2013 to participate for a chance to win a gift certificate from Crafter’s Companion.  If you create and comment on the Blog Hop, that is two chances to win!
Here is my image inspired card:
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The pencils inspired me to use my extensive horde of washi tapes, sentiment stamp is from the Stamp It – set 64 Key statement collection.

Just in case you haven’t heard about Pinspired, here is little bit about them:

Pinspired Challenges was created by a group of girls that LOVE Pinterest and crafting…. We came up with the idea of the challenge in the latter part of 2012 and the challenges launched in January of 2013.  Our DT, or as we like to call them, “Pin Heads” have scoured Pinterest to bring you some amazing inspirational pins.  We will post a brand new challenge on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. You will have until Thursday of the following week to link your entry onto the challenge post.  That’s 9 whole days to play along!!!! Inspirational photos are for you to interpret anyway you want.  You can take from the colors, the style or the technique – whatever floats your boat! You can also feel free to make any kind of craft you want as well, whether its a card, layout or altered item.

Some of our talented team here at Crafter’s Companion US are playing along too:

Stephanie L.(you are here)

For the full list of hoppers, including the Pinspired team, head over to the Pinspired Challenge blog!

Good luck and Happy Hopping!

 

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More Fabulous Stampendous Florals

Hey there …

Stampendous makes the best floral images and I simply cannot get enough of that … posted some yesterday and here is more – these were released just a new months ago in January 2013. They are amazing to color and so versatile for not just Mother’s day but also on a layout.

Stampendous CHA Jan 2013b (May)

Clockwise from top left, I used Cling Morning Glory, Cling Seed Catelog, Cling Carnation and Cling Sweet Pea. Seriously, I wished I had a green thumb coz they would look fabulous in my garden.

Join in this month’s fabulous floral challenge and win one of these florals for yourself.

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Fabulous Stampendous Florals

Hey there …

Mother’s Day is round the corner on May 12 – do you have a card or a gift ready for Mom? If not – check out bestest of the new florals in the Stampendous April release.

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I used these beautiful florals – Snapdragons, Fushia and Apricot Plum.There is a whole lot more I’m dying to ink up.

Don’t forget that when you make one of these beautiful florals for mom, you can also join in this month’s fabulous floral challenge and win something for yourself – how awesome is that! Enter your project here.

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Dream

Hello my online friends,

Here is my card for the day …

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I used 2 Crafter’s Companion sets today – Stamp It set 64 – Time to Dream for the oh so dreamy sentiment and Sheena Douglass Hidden Fairies. Patterned paper is from Momenta and the micro-fine glitter on the fairy wing is from Stampendous.

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Faerie Poppet Sneak Peak

Hello folks,

Time for a sneak peek from the upcoming Crafter’s Companion New release from the Faerie Poppet collection.

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This really is a sneak peak because I used one of 2 smallest images of the collection .. wait till you see the rest of the larger main images. Patterned papers are from Momenta and Bazzill

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Gourmet Rubber Stamp Color Challenge

Hello my friends,

Welcome to Gourmet Rubber Stamp April color challenge. Here is the deal …

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Isn’t it such a happy spring color? Well, it deserves a happy card to go with it – check it …

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My patterned papers were all from Momenta, my adorable bicycle and matching sentiment is from the Truffle set – Riding a Bicycle. I love this sentiment because it’s encouraging yet not depressing – hard to find a sentiment with this upbeat feel. I also doodled the frame – been dabbling in a bit of doodling in my art journal lately just experimenting. I will find the courage to share my art journal hopefully soon.

Enjoy the happy color inspiration from the rest of my team:

Stephanie Lee (this is me) ♥
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Oz week at Stampendous

Hey there,

Have you seen the new Stampendous stamps yet?I’ll be showcasing them every week from now till June .. yup, it’s that many and they’re all to die for!

This week, join me on my Journey to Oz and introducing Overlooking Oz

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If you are fan of the Wizard of Oz series, you can catch Tin Man, Scarecrow, Lion, even Dorothy’s Amazing Shoes. These delectable characters are from the Lisa Hindsley collection and it is so exciting that Lisa, Stampendous Art Director for the last 8 years, has now joined Fran in designing stamps for Stampendous. It is our blessing to have you join the designing team in such a big way – welcome!

Watch for what is coming next week …

 

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Bon Chance

Hello folks,

I had to look it up .. Bon Chance means good luck in French. Lately, I feel like my creature comforts are left to chance with this dismal disappearance of Spring weather .. so I need some luck and a warm cuppa sent my way please.

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Sheena Douglass’s French 50s Cafe stamp collection is just the right set for this card and my mood. I used a digital version of the stamp that the design team has so I was able to manipulate the cup larger – you could do the same by stamping and enlarging it digitally. Cup was also colored with Spectrum Noir markers (PL4, CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4). Patterned papers are from American Craft and Jillibean Soup.

Bon Chance to me and to you too if you need it!

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Crafter’s Companion April Challenge

Hello folks,

Spring is in the air!! NOT … in my neck of the woods. But have no fear, we can still enjoy flowers when you play in this month’s Crafter’s Companion April challenge.

Here are my bunches …

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I used Stamp it – friendship sentiment stamp set for my focal image and papers are from Momenta. One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a £30 / $30 voucher from Crafter’s Companion, Ltd.

Go enjoy some flowers in your studio if you don’t have them outside yet.

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New Stamps!!

Hello all,

New release time .. from Gourmet Rubber Stamps!

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I used Say It Big set for my card. Check out the other new release, Butterfly Trio, and how my other team mates have used them.

Meridith Ethington

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Gourmet Rubber Stamps April Sketch

Hello there..

Just when I’m starting to enjoy warmer Spring weather, green grass and wearing shorts in MN, there is more snow again … argh!!

Well, here is an excuse to get back to the craftroom … here is an easy sketch for Gourmet Rubber Stamps this month.

GRS Apr sketch challenge

Here is my take:

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The hat and sentiment are from the Dare to be Fabulous set and patterned paper from Authentique Paper.

Come play along with us for this pretty simple sketch challenge – you might very well be our next VIP Guest Designer. Here is what you need to do:

1) make one project using Gourmet Rubber Stamps . (Does not need to be a new project, but should use stamps from Gourmet Rubber Stamps)

2) email your project to kendra.stamps@gmail.com by April 15th to be considered. Please include your name, address, blog address, and your project.

That’s pretty easy, huh?

Each month we will select one winner to be our VIP GUEST DINER. Our first Guest will be notified by April 18th and will receive the following:

- a Truffles set (or 2 singles) of your choice and the 2 upcoming Appetizer sets for May.

- Your winning project will be featured on the GRS Blog and Facebook page on April 1st when we announce you as the winner; and

- You will play along with the design team for the month on our 2 challenges and the Appetizer Release!

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Gourmet Rubber Stamp March Color Challenge

Hello there..

Are you ready for Spring!! I’m beyond excited that is above freezing here in MN and the color theme this month is making me so happy!

GRS Mar color challenge

So calm, so green and so promising … here is my take:

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I used the Bubble Sentiments set for this card and die cut from October Afternoon. The hexagon background is also from the Queen Bee set and I just love the richly pigmented Bamboo colored ink from Tsukineko.

Happy Spring everyone!

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New Appetizer set from Gourmet Rubber Stamps

Hello all,

My card for today:

GRS Mar 15 Appetizer

This brand new appetizer set – Have a Ball – from Gourmet Rubber Stamps makes such an adorable boy birthday and it goes perfectly with the Football Truffle set too. There is an adorable girl set – Magical Birthday- as well with unicorn and rainbow, you have to check it out …

 Jeanne Streiff (March VIP designer)

 

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Crafter’s Companion March challenge

Hello folks,

Do you like vintage? Perhaps CAS vintage like mine?

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Well, come play along with us at Crafter’s Companion March Vintage challenge. I used Angelica and Friends – Eleanor image on my card and colored her pretty with Spectrum Noir markers. All you need to do to enter is to use a Crafter’s Companion product on your vintage project and you stand to win pretty prizes!

What are you waiting for?

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March Gourmet Rubber Stamp sketch challenge

Hello there..

Here is the sketch for Gourmet Rubber Stamps this month.

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Here is my take:

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I used the Compass Truffles set for this card and patterned paper from Bazzill.

Come play along with us for this pretty simple sketch challenge – you might very well be our next VIP Guest Designer. Here is what you need to do:

1) make one project using Gourmet Rubber Stamps .  (Does not need to be a new project, but should use stamps from Gourmet Rubber Stamps)

2) email your project to kendra.stamps@gmail.com by March 15th to be considered. Please include your name, address, blog address, and your project.

That’s pretty easy, huh?

Each month we will select one winner to be our VIP GUEST DINER.   Our first Guest will be notified by March 18th and will receive the following:

- a Truffles set (or 2 singles) of your choice and the 2 upcoming Appetizer sets for April.

- Your winning project will be featured on the GRS Blog and Facebook page on April 1st when we announce you as the winner; and

- You will play along with the design team for the month on our 2 challenges and the Appetizer Release!

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Brand New Gourmet Rubber Stamps

Ladies and gentleman..

New Gourmet Rubber Stamps are in the house – all 8 new gorgeous set from Laura Hunter!! These are the 2 I’m showcasing today …

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Hop along to my team mates to see the other 6 sets .. they’re not to be missed!

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Melissa Cash

Taylor Usry

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New Sheena Douglass stamps

Hey everyone,

Check out the newest Crafter’s Companion release …

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Believe it or not, of all the gazillion stamps I have, this is my 1st set of feathers. An elegant set like this one is hard to find.

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