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Stampendous Apr cat8

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!


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.


Stampendous Febuary Challenge

Hello folks,

When I think of Febuary, Valentine’s Day is the 1st thing that comes to my mind. I have love to share – mine is not a new crazy, can’t keep your hands off each other kind of teenage love but one that has grown, stablized and matured over the many years. One that I have come to appreciate more and more.

Stampendous CHA Jan 2013a (feb)

Those delicate flowers, both wedding sentiments and gorgeous embossing powders are courtesy of Stampendous and just newly released this past month.

From Valentines to Wedding Planning, Stampendous has lots to love, just add a dash of creative imagination. Our new Valentine Kiddos, our Perfectly Clear Stamps long-stemmed Rose Thoughts Set, our popular Heart Stack (available in Michaels Stores), and some brand new Wedding stamps joining our classics in our January Catalog ( http://bit.ly/StampendousJanuary2013) mean you can show us the love in lots of ways.

We’d love to see your ideas for Jumbo Flower Wedding Invites; sweet classrooms full of Valentines; scrapbook pages celebrating loves past, present, and future; even cards and projects just celebrating love in general. Show us what you love and link your project to the linky tool below for your chance to win some love from us! Be sure and check out the design team inspiration for ideas to spark your affections. You can use any images on your entries, but Stampendous images (and not just words) count twice. (and yes, you can enter, but to win you must have a U.S. Mailing Address) (BTW…nothing says love like embossing it yourself!) Come join us!



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!


Stampendous Core

Hello folks,

Welcome to a special collaboration with Stampendous and Core’dination – Holiday Hard Core all week with holiday inspiration.

My holiday every year feels like me running around like a chicken with his head cut off because I not only have the usual holiday prep that everyone has, I have 3 birthdays parties I am hosting thrown in as well – DD is born on Thanksgiving week, DS is born 4 days before X’mas and my own b’day is 2 days before X’mas. Imagine 3 times as much decorating and 3 times as much present buying – yes I buy my own presents or I’ll end up with kitchen appliances.

So I made a layout inspired by my holiday experience: Life is a circus!

Besides Core’dination papers, I used these stampendous stamps and essentials on my layout:

Cling Lil’ Joker

Carousel Circus Perfectly Clear Stamps

Jelly Bean Glitter Kit

Baby Blue Embossing Powder

I hope you get some time to scrap some of your holiday memories.


Giveaway and a Dreamweaver Tutorial on a layout

Hello all,

I have a Dreamweaver Tutorial to share today – using embossing paste and using a stencil as a template for a scrapbook layout background. This post is also on Paper Craft Planet blog … so leave me a comment there as well for an opportunity to win a brass stencil of your choice!! The quality of Dreamweaver brass stencils are the best I have used.

Before I get to my project, I should say if you have never used embossing paste before, you should definately try it. The raised effect after the paste has dried is reall something now and you can add all kinds of glitter, pigment powders to get this awesome 3D/textured/glittery look to your image. Here is my project.

I am so happy I can use these stencils on my layouts too – not just for the background but also to make my custom embellishments. This is a layout of our very hot summer vacation to Hong Kong this year – it’s really hard for me to find Asian inspired embellishments and Dreamweaver has just the stencils for the job.

Here are the basic Dreamweaver materials I used to create the lantern banner as well as the background of my layout:

I created the background of my layout first so there was time to dry before I added my photos and papers. Also gave me some time to muster up the courage to use the embossing paste.

First, I swiped a couple of stokes of distressed stain on the background; then I inked up the part of the Big Dot stencil with distressed ink along the entire length of the background.


After I’m happy with the stenciled background, I spritzed and dribbled a bit of mist randomly around the stenciled image.


Let the background dry as I work on the lanterns.

Gather all your supplies for using the embossing paste – as a beginner, I can never work fast enough before the paste start to dry.

Tape your stencil down on all sides with removable tape. (This rookie has discovered why you should be generous with your tape in the next photo)

See the left side of the pink lantern where the paste has oozed beyond the image – that is from not taping the sides of the stencil down.

Back on task – spread your paste on the stencil using the palette knife – like you are icing a cake – about 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick.

Scrap off the excess paste with your spreader like so.

Remove the tape from all 3 sides, leaving the top as a hinge, so you can cleanly remove the stencil from the wet paste.

While the paste is still wet, sprinkle on your metallic F/X as desired. Tap the excess F/X off and let dry. (around 20-30 mins.) Try not to touch it while it’s drying – I did on the 1st piece I did..LOL. (the excess powder does brush off with a dry paint brush once the paste is dried)

I fussy cut my lanterns out and by this time, your background would have been dried and I just assembled my papers and photos as you see on my finished project.

What a fun and easy way to create a layout with embellishments that are just totally customized and unique to my photos.

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving me some love!


Stampendous & Core’dination Blog Hop

Hello folks,

Welcome to the finale of a fantastic week of paper and stamping inspiration with Stampendous and Core’dination. All the Stampendous Frantaging essentials really goes well with the sanding and distressing that Core papers can take!

And this was what I got for my 10th wedding anniversary. Framed with this elegant Stampendous border from the Jumbo Amaryllis stamp set. I double scored 2 more borders on the background Core cardstock and sanded it to give a linear look. The number “10″ was a chipboard number that is dipped in Aged Silver embossing enamels and heat set. The entire background was just sanded and dripped with paint for an overall distressed look.

Hop on along to the rest of the team to see what creative fun ways they are using their stamps and paper!

Stampendous Blog

Core’dinations Blog

Annette Witherspoon

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Ingle

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Melinda Gleissner

Rhea Weigand

Stephanie Lee (Arty Carty) (You are here)

Suzanne Czosek

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Jordan

Wendy Price


Stampendous & Core’dinations collaborates

Hello folks,

Welcome to a whole week of paper and stamping fun with Stampendous and Core inspiration! There is no way to go wrong with paper and stamps I tell ‘ya – my 2 favorite products!

This is what I made from stamp and paper:

I had so much fun with embossing on this layout – heat embossing with Stampendous shabby white and shabby pink embossing enamels and dry embossing and sanding that awesome Coredination paper. The beautiful Stampendous Jumbo Spring Bouquet stamp set will be available by the end of October 2012 to a store near you. Washi tapes are from My Mind’s Eye and Museum of Modern Art.

Hop on along to the rest of the Stampendous and Core’dination team to see what creative fun ways they are using their stamps and paper!

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Core’dinations Blog

April Derrick


Jennifer Ingle

Kristine Reynolds

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Wendy Jordan


Fun with Stampendous and May Arts

Hello folks,

Welcome to a whole week of fun filled Stampendous and May Arts inspiration! A week of features from one of the best stamps companies around and the most amazing ribbons in town – how could you go wrong?

I used that stamp and ribbon on my layout today:

I had so much fun with the lacey trims on my Cling Ruffled Corset and on the layout border. The Corset will be available by the end of October to a store near you. Stickers are from Momenta and Deja Views.

Hop on along to my Stampendous team mates to see what creative fun ways they are using their stamps and ribbons!

 Stampendous Impressions Blog

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Dove

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Suzanne Czosek

Taylor Usry

May Arts Blog


Stampendous embossing fun

Hello folks,

Some of my favorite Stampendous products are those gorgeous jars of powdered goodness that melt when you heat them into wonderful backgrounds, borders, and focal points. Yep, heat embossing powders and enamels.

This one has completely melted and “colored” my bird- I inked up that portion of the bird with a Versamark pen and spinkled gold enamel on it. He also wears a glitter crown “attached” with liquid adhesive.

The purple lacey background on this layout was stamped and embossed on purple cardstock soo it would stand out and look texturized. I wish you could see the texture on photo.

Stampendous keeps mixing up new, wonderful powders for our fans, and our new Fran•táge Embossing Enamels are already favorites with stampers worldwide. Why not treat yourself to a new powder or two, or pull out one you bought but haven’t tried? You can find all our embossing powders on the Stampendous website HERE – or find a local retailer near you!

Your creations submitted for September’s Challenge don’t have to use Stampendous images, but if they do, they’ll count as two entries. You need to have your submissions linked to our linky tool below by 11:59pm PDT on October 4th. You may enter as many times as you like.

Our prizes this month are, not surprisingly, some of our Exclusive Fran•táge Embossing Enamels. How about our newest colors??! We’ll choose three winners to receive some super hot Essentials.


FREG037 Aged Marine Embossing Enamel & FRG01C Silver Glass Glitter

FREG039 Aged Scarlet Embossing Enamel & FRG02C Champagne Glass Glitter

FREG040 Aged Wine Embossing Enamel & FRG08C Bronze Glass Glitter

Of course you know our favorite embossing technique right now is Fran’s Encrusted Jewel Technique. This super easy, but super dynamic way of creating cool, dazzling, vintage pieces is really fun, and we just can’t get enough. Our Design Team has been using this technique and these gorgeous Enamels for several months, now, with stunning results. They’ve created a batch of terrific projects for you to enjoy. Here’s a link to each of their blogs. The links will stay up all month so you can see all their projects any time.


Stampendous on Create & Craft

Hello peeps,

Just wanted to share a quick post to let my friends from across the pond know that Stampendous will be on UK Create & Craft TV today!

Here is your chance to get awesome Stampendous products … and here is a sneak peak of what will be for sale.

Stamps: Stampendous, Paper: Momenta, Stickers: Echo Park

Stamps: Stampendous

Lots more Stampendous products will be showcased so don’t miss it.

Here’s are the screening times (UK time)

11 Sep 2012 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
11 Sep 2012 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
11 Sep 2012 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
12 Sep 2012 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
12 Sep 2012 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM



Hello everyone..

Some things are meant to be read and not spoken – case in point – trying saying the blog post title quickly.. I promise you’d feel like a spy.

I wanted to share some projects I made for Die Cut With A View (DCWV) last month for QVC UK on a free lance design basis. I was thrilled they called me, more thrilled with the amazing fabric paper they sent me and most thrilled with the projects I made. (no the photos are not my family, they sent me photos to work with too).

You can catch my projects on DCWV on QVC  tomorrow (September 5, at 2pm England time) – and here is a time zone convertor for you to figure out what time that will be for you (it’s September 5, 8am CST for me).

Challenges entered:

Moxie Fab World – Repetition challenge (card with 6 squares) & Gal/Qt/Pt challenge (Card with clothes line)


Sketch challenge at Paper Craft Planet!

Howdy folks,

Come join us on this nice sunny day!

I often wonder if a simple open layout is easier to create with or a well-defined layout easier. Personally, I like working with a simple one and let my imagination take me when I’m playing with papers or embellishments.

Here is my version:

The card features home made washi tape and Stampendous stamps. As I finished this card, I wondered if I could use a card layout for a scrapbook layout..I flipped the sketch around for this one and here is my attempt:

The beautiful patterned paper with the banners already printed on is from My Mind’s Eye and I love that a simple layout allows me to see most of my papers too.

There you have it – 1 sketch, 2 different ways. How would you like to use your sketch?


Christmas Snow

Hello folks,

If I keep posting Christmas cards and Christmas layouts with snow, do you think Christmas or snow might come earlier? Well, if they don’t, new stamps are coming earlier!! Check out these new Stampendous stamps – AWESOME!

I used 3 different Stampendous new stamps on this layout – the reindeer, the Christmas background and the Jumbo Snow flakes. I’ve lately started using glitters and embossing on my layout and I have to say I LOVE it! Create so much texture that is so unique from all the other layouts I see. All the Stampendous glitter, embossing powders, flock are acid free and safe to use on your scrapbook pages. You can find more tips and techniques on using glitter, embossing powders on the tips and technique page.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Pebbles, Echo Park, Creative Imagination, My Mind’s Eye & the checkered teal one Laura sent
Stamps: Stampendous Cling Special Delivery, Stampendous Cling Christmas Background & Stampendous Jumbo Snow
Ink: Tsukineko & Copic
Glitter: Stampendous Shaved Ice and Multi-Gold Mix
Twine: May Arts
Washi Tape: My Mind’s Eye
Letter Stickers: Echo Park
Letter rub-on: American Crafts
Plastic alpha: KI Memories
Die: Spellbinder
Die Cut Machine: Sizzix Vagabond
Adhesive: Scotch, Glue Dot, ThermoWeb, Tsukineko & Kuretake

New Stampendous stamps!

Hello there ..

This is one of my favorite layout – my cute kid is there and the bestest, coolest  Halloween stamps and shiny embossing powders are in the house!

My patterned papers are from We R Memory Keepers. That Stampendous kiddo holding the cat was colored using Copic Markers. That WICKEDLY COOL Stampendous skeleton is embossed using Crystal Embossing Powder – the most bling you could get without losing details! Yes Stampendous embossing powders are acid free and archival safe, according to the tips and technique page!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, We R Memory Keeper
Stamps: Stampendous Cling Skeleton Poem, Stampendous Cling Scared Cat Kiddo
Ink: Versa mark, Tsukineko, Ranger & Copic
Embossing Powder: Stampendous Star Dust Clearm Embossing Powder
Candy sticker: Martha Stewart
Journalling Tag: Authentique Paper
Stickles: Ranger
Chipboard letters: Craft Supplies
Die: Spellbinder
Die Cut Machine: Sizzix Vagabond
Punch: Fiskars
Heat Tool: Ranger
Adhesive: Scotch, ThermoWeb

Hayride & Apples Layout

Hello my friends,

I’m sharing another Stampendous layout today – all full of newly minted stamps just seen at CHA last week!


& Apples

On the top layout, the kiddos on the wagon was colored using Copic Markers and I love that I had the perfect photos to match the stamp – what are the odds of that!! On the bottom layout, that Autumn text is just divine! I embossed it with various colors of Stampendous embossing powders (from opaque to clear colored powders) with the intent of having the colors fade to transparent as Fall approaches. This is the 1st time I’m using embossing on a layout – something I will keep for a longer time than a card and I wanted to make sure it’s archival safe. I discovered that Stampendous embossing powders are acid free and archival safe for your scrapbooks – here is where I found it and a whole host of other tips and techniques I never knew existed!

Have fun browsing and learning new things!

 Cardstock: Bazzill & crinkly paper from Laura
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, DCWV, Echo Park
Stamp: Stampendous Cling Hay Ride Kiddos & Cling Autumn Words
Embossing Powder: Stampendous Clear Lemon, Paprika and Honey
Ink: Tsukineki
Markers: Copic
Ribbon/Twine: Doodlebug Designs
Burlap: Canvas Corp
Mist: Tattered Angels
Banner: My Little Yellow Bicycle
Brads: American Crafts
Rub-on: My Mind’s Eye
Wooden Frame: Kaiser Craft
Wooden Banner: My Mind’s Eye
Chipboard Titles” Craft Supplies
Paper clip: American Craft
Apple: Momenta
Clothespin: Maya Road
Scalloped circle: Craft Supplies
Label/Label Maker: Dymo
Glossy Accents: Ranger
Adhesive: Scotch, Kuretake & ThermoWeb

Play school layout

Well hello!

I just realized I have not posted much Stampendous layouts lately! Oh I’ve been making projects – I’ve just forgotten to post it! So watch out for more layouts now that I remember. And the best part .. I’m posting all my CHA sample layouts – which means, they are all sneak peeks of new released stamps! Yay!

Here’s one:

May I direct your eye to the 2 cute little kiddo stamps – new release!! Already gone out to wholesalers and coming to your LSS soon – which means you can buy it! Woohoo!! Check out the Stampendous project page for directions on this layout.

 Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: none
Stickers: TPC (yellow dots), MME (green floral border), KI Memories (puffies), sentiment (K&Co)
Scrabble tiles: craft supplies
Stamp: Stampendous (kiddos)
Tag: K & Co
Ink: Copic & Tsukineko
Doily: restaurant
Photo corner: Authentique Paper
Ribbon/Twine: MME, American Craft & Divine Twine
Template: Crafter’s Workshop
Mist: October Afternoon
Tissue Paper: craft supplies
Thread: Gutterman
Sewing Machine: Kenmore
Adhesive: Scotch, Thermo web & Kuretake

Christmas Morning Layout

Hello everyone!

It is very early to be thinking of Christmas, given this sweltering heat! But I wanted to share some amazing BRAND NEW Stampendous stamps again. This is a layout I made for CHA Summer 2012.

These have got to be my favorite Christmas stamps this new release! The yellow poinsettia at the top of the layout – it’s a background stamp that I colored with Copic Markers. So versatile and love how rich it makes everything look. That sentiment up top – hilarious and the cutest EVER! Check it out at your LSS soon! Head on over to the Stampendous project page to see instructions for this layout.

Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Authentique Paper, Simple Stories, Webster’s Pages, Patterned vellum, Craft Supplies
Stamps: Stampendous Cling Get Socks, Cling Poinsettia Background
Ink: Copic Markers, Tsukineko
Stickers: Echo Park, Authentique Paper
Pearls: Mark Richards
Mist: Tattered Angels
Die: Spellbinders Poinsettia, Circle
Die cut machine: Sizzix Vagabond


Stampendous & Resin Craft collaborates!

Good morning friends,

All of this entire week, the Stampendous team is showcasing what you could do with resin from Resin Craft blog and I have discovered, you can do ALOT with stamps and resin!! Oh and I have never worked with resin before and it’s so easy to use that anyone can use it. So hold on to your seats and get ready for plenty of inspiration and multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies.

For my 1st resin and stamp project, I did a stamped resin buttons for a layout. Here it is:

I love the juxtapose between the neat and clean layout design with the splash of painty mess – the dribbles of paint and the glittery painty resin buttons. Here is a close up of those buttons:

Here are the supplies I used:

Cardstock: Recollections

Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances, Little Yellow Bicycle

Stamps: Stampendous Jumbo Songbird, Altered Type Alphabet Perfectly Clear Stamps, Retro Alphabet Perfectly Clear Stamps

Ink/Paint: Tsukineko, Ranger

Mist: October Afternoon

Glitter: Stampendous Glitz Glitter

Ribbon/Twine: Craft Supplies

Tags: K & Co

Button: Michael’s dollar bin

Resin: Envirotex

Chipboard Sticker: Crate Paper

Clear Stickers: DCWV

Border Punch: Fiskars

Border Stickers: Momenta

Adhesive: Scotch & Kuretake

Don’t forget to check out the other talented Stampendous team ladies showcasing their projects today.

Lynn Mercurio

Melinda Gleissner

Wendy Price

Pam Hornshu

Are there prizes?? Of course!! 3 -prizes of jewelry resin, bottle cap, bevel, button plus SSC1124 Charm Collection Perfectly Clear Stamps and open to US and Canadian residents too! Leave me a comment – Happy hopping and good luck!


Just us

Good morning everyone!

This layout makes my heart swoon!! Actually it’s the 2 little short ones that makes my heart swoon – but I love any layout with them in it ♥ No more words for how swoony I feel – must be a mother kinda thing. 1 is born at Thanksgiving and the other at X’mas and 2 days before my my own b’day – so they are my Thanksgiving and b’day/X’mas gifts. Why do I say that? Because this is the last week to enter into the Stampendous gift challenge!

Here ya go … doesn’t that make you want to go awwww … They’re just playing and he is just shoving the Nuk into everyone’s mouth ;)

Here are some details of how I did the page:


Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, My Mind’s Eye

Stamp: Stampendous

Ink: Ranger

Buttons: Dress it up

Chipboard hearts: Fancy Pants

Vellum Hearts: Black Ink

Tab: American Craft

Stickers: American Craft

Washi Tape: K & Co

Pinking Shears: Fiskars

Die: Spellbinders

Die cut machine: Sizzix

Thread: Gutterman

Sewing Machine: Kenmore

Adhesive: Scotch



  1.  Attach multi-colored stripped patterned paper onto layout background.
  2. Die cut eyelet circle and trim top and bottom edge of a strip of grey cardstock with pinking shears. Decorate top edge with washi tape.
  3. Attach photos to stripped panel. Tuck die cut eyelet circle under left photo and embellished grey cardstock under right photos. Add journaled tab to left photo.
  4. Roughly sew multiple lines to resemble tree truck and branches vertically through the middle of the page.
  5. Stamp kids swinging on both sides of the layout.
  6. Randomly decorate tree branches with hearts to create a variety of texture and dimension.

Now go scrap your awwww moments while I admire my children.