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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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!

 

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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.

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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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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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Clean and Simple Christmas Card

Welcome to Paper Craft Planet Friday’s Sketch Challenge! Here is a simple sketch for a CAS Christmas card!PCP Sketch

Where are you in your Christmas card making this year? Are you one of the organized ones who already have your cards made and sent or are you still plowing through it as I am. Well, I have about 50 more to go and I’m all for keeping it simple so 50 will go faster.

Here is my simple CAS Christmas card:

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This gorgeous snowy postcard stamp is from Stampendous. I hope you’ll join me and play along… and guess what, I’m all for doubling it up coz there is only 11 days to Christmas.

You can also enter your CAS Christmas card to Stampendous December challenge right here.

 

 

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Winter Wishes & Christmas Kisses

Hello my friends,

I have to say that one of best thing I like about being a part of the Crafter’s Companion design team is that, I get to play with tons of products and not just stamps! Today’s card that I am sharing has images and paper from the Mulberry Wood Everyday CD collection.

I love my stamps and ink but let’s face it, the busy holiday season sometimes gets in the way of happy crafting time. This CD contains thousands of printable element from background papers, borders, tags, toppers and so much more that I can make this card in 10 minutes or less. All I did was print out a topper, stamped on the sentiment – from Popcorn the Bear Winter Wishes, added some textural “snow” – from Flower Soft and from Stampendous, slapped on a twine bow and add it to a patterned paper card base. Card making has never been easier until now!

I hope you have all your Christmas cards made or almost done and have a warm holiday season!
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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.

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Stampendous and Beacon Adhesive Blog Hop

Welcome to a Stampendous and Beacon Adhesive hop!

All week long, we have been showcasing Stampendous stamps and Fast Finish product from Beacon Adhesive – the “official adhesive for Craft Wars”.

I created a mixed media canvas for this hop:

I used these Stampendous stamps on the canvas:

Jumbo Spring Bouquet

Cling Music Score

Cling Jumbo Butterfly Trio

Royal Butterfly Perfectly Clear Stamps

I also used a couple of layers of white gesso and moulding paste to create some textural interest and I finished the entire canvas with Fast Finish to seal those layers of paint in.

Here is a close up:

This sure was a fun piece to play with .. and the whole team is playing along today, so be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave some insightful, kind comments and we’ll give some great prizes, sending some of you with U.S. mailing addresses some Fast Finish Decoupage Medium and some Stampendous Stamps. Here we go…

Kristine Reynolds

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Melinda Gleissner

Stephanie Lee (Arty Carty) – you are here

Suzanne Czosek

Janelle Stollfus

Krissy Fossmeyer

April Derrick

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

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Stampendous and Beacon Adhesive

Welcome to a Stampendous and Beacon Adhesive hop!

Well, I want to say it’s a collaboration hop but we’ve been collaborating for such an ongoing basis that to call it just a week of collaboration just doesn’t seem to do it justice.

Anyway, this week, we’re showcasing the Fast Finish product from Beacon Adhesive – the “official adhesive for Craft Wars”.

Here is my simple project:

I stamped the Stampendous Cling Violets onto a tissue paper and decoupage it onto the switchplate with Beacon Adhesive Fast Finish. Easy peasy and an instant way to dress up a boring plain wall!

Check out what other creative ways my team has used Fast Finish on their projects! I promise inspiration galore!

Jennifer Ingle

Stephanie (Arty Carty) Lee (you are here)

Tobi Crawford

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Stampendous Floral Challenge

Hello folks,

Maybe you already know this but I have a confession – I love florals. It’s pretty, it’s happy, it’s girly … what’s not to like? Here’s one for ya!

I made this WAY back in March or April for Michael’s Stamptember month in September – but I totally forgot to post it. The Stampendous Jumbo Dahlia was stamped on sticky back canvas and colored with Copic Markers. The canvas was matted with cardstock and a May Arts triple looped twine bow added to the lower half. The entire image panel was then side matted with K & Co tag and then onto the card base.

Florals is also this month’s Stampendous challenge – I know you all have flower stamps, so get working! You don’t have to use Stampendous images but if your flowers come from Stampendous, your entry will count double. Please have your submissions linked to our linky tool below by 11:59pm PDT on October 31, 2012. You may enter as many times as you like.



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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

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Halloween Banner – 2012

Hello folks,

Every year, I make a holiday banner for my mantel. Last year was Christmas and I guess after a shopping trip from Michaels, it’s going to be Halloween this year.

Here are a couple of close up shots of the banner:

Check out that cool hand … it’s scaring the heck out of me and it’s cold to the touch…eeeek!

That bling spider … swoon!! oh and the owl … my FAVORITE!

My banner is actually a canvas banner mini album from Maya Road, papers and washi tape from My Mind’s Eye, stamps from Stampendous and Gourmet Rubber Stamps, Bling spider is from Martha Stewart. It was a fun shopping trip.

How are you decorating your house for Halloween or Christmas?

If you’d like to play along with any 3D project, upload a photo of your project to the Paper Craft Planet gallery using the keyword 3d185.

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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

Lydia

Jennifer Ingle

Kristine Reynolds

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Wendy Jordan

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Stampendous and May Arts Blog Hop

Hello everyone,

Welcome to a whole week of fun filled Stampendous and May Arts inspiration! We are culminating a fantastic week of inspiration with an even more fun-filled, inspirational blog hop! And to celebrate Card Making day … I made a card.

When I first saw this thick and lush double sided ribbon, 2 thoughts came to mind:

  • I had to use both sides of the ribbon and
  • it just had to go with this Santa and his luxurious coat.

I also sprinkled some Stampendous gold embossing enamels on the background. Santa can’t be standing on bare floors. Santa had some Stampendous white flock on his coat too and he was colored with Copic markers. Patterned paper is from Authentique and buttons from Momenta.

Check out these fabulous projects from the Stampendous team – you don’t want to miss this hop!

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Dove

Jennifer Ingle

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Melinda Gleissner

Pam Hornschu

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Suzanne Czosek

Taylor Usry

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Jordan

Wendy Price

May Arts Blog

Happy Card Making Day!

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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

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