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Friday, March 27, 2015

Bear-y Happy Birthday!

We have a different sort of collaboration for you!


At Stampendous we’re very excited to be able to offer our products in many countries around the world. We’re able to do this thanks to our terrific distributors in those countries who help retail stores to stock our products. In the UK we have a very long and valued partnership with Woodware Craft Collection. These wonderful folks stock almost all of our products, and they even stock several classic items that have retired from our store here in the US. They also stock almost all of our new Dreamweaver Stencils line, so we thought it would be another great event to celebrate the addition of Dreamweaver to the Stampendous family.

This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team as we showcase some of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!  Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.

And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.  Here's the first of my two projects for today:



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Gruffies® Balloon Bear
Stampendous® Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Stampendous® Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Memento™ Rich Cocoa Ink by Tsukineko®
Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock by Neenah®
Snips and Snails 6×6 Paper Pad by Doodlebug Design Inc™
Party Day 6×6 Paper Pad by Crate Paper™
Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Ink by Ranger®
Copic® Markers (C0; E42, E42, E44, E47, E49, E93, E95; G40, G43; Y18, Y21)

Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:


1. Stamp image and color, trim image to desired size.
2. Ink edges with distress ink.
3. Trim patterned papers as shown.
4. Create card base.
5. Stamp sentiment, trim and add distress ink.
6. Cut out party hat from patterned paper to embellish and adhere to sentiment.
7. Trim a mat from patterned paper for the sentiment.
8. Adhere all layers as shown.

And, here's my second project today with plenty of texture for your tactile enjoyment!  If only you could reach through the internet and feel the canvas!  I've named this piece "Nathalie's Garden" since it's made using all stamps from our friendly artist, Nathalie Kalbach.


Here's a couple of close ups:



Here's what I used to create this canvas:

Tim Holtz® Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tim Holtz® Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
11"x13" Canvas Panel 

Here's what I did to create this canvas:


  1. Using VersaMark Ink, stamp each "flower" stamp one type/color at a time, add embossing powder, tap off excess and heat
  2. Repeat the same process for applying the "leaves"
  3. Take VersaMarker and draw lines to apply embossing powder for "stems"
  4. Using a craft mat, scribble ink from Tombow markers onto mat, pick up color with a baby wipe and apply within "flower," repeat this process until each flower is colored
  5. Apply distress ink with a brush for sky and grass
  6. Adhere various glitters and color fragments that correspond with flower color as shown

Here's a list of all of the designer’s sharing their projects today:


Lea Kimmel (me)


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I've had a lot of fun creating my projects for you this week.  I hope you've found some inspiration here!  Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you again next week.

Hugs,
Lea

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Texturize This!

We have a different sort of collaboration for you!


At Stampendous we’re very excited to be able to offer our products in many countries around the world. We’re able to do this thanks to our terrific distributors in those countries who help retail stores to stock our products. In the UK we have a very long and valued partnership with Woodware Craft Collection. These wonderful folks stock almost all of our products, and they even stock several classic items that have retired from our store here in the US. They also stock almost all of our new Dreamweaver Stencils line, so we thought it would be another great event to celebrate the addition of Dreamweaver to the Stampendous family.

This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.


And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.

Here's my project:


Here's what I used to create this card:
Memento™ Tangelo Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Little Yellow Bicycle Splash 6x6 Paper Pad
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Copic® Refills G21 and Y17
Beacon® 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Tape Jellyfish stencil down on patterned paper that has been trimmed to 5.5x5.5" square
  2. Mix small amount of translucent paste with yellow refill and add in micro beads to make a thick paste
  3. Mix another small amount of translucent paste with yellow refill only
  4. Cover jellyfish tentacles and spread paste with beads in main section of stencil
  5. Uncover tentacles and spread paste without beads in the rest of the stencil
  6. Mix small amount of translucent paste with green refill only
  7. Using tentacles only, paste green mix along bottom of patterned paper to create seaweed
  8. Set pasted patterned paper aside to dry
  9. Create a 6x6" card base with a tent fold from light blue paper
  10. Trim a piece of darker blue paper as a mat for patterned paper
  11. Stamp sentiment with orange ink on white cardstock and trim
  12. Trim mats for sentiment as shown
  13. Once paste has dried, run boss gloss across bottom of patterned paper and add embossing powder and  heat
  14. Adhere all layers as shown

Be sure to check out the rest of my teammates and others playing along today:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Tomorrow is the BIG final hop so don't forget to stop by.  I've got a BIG post planned!  Until then, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Coming Up Roses

We’re excited, once again, to be partnering with the folks over at Spellbinders for a Spring mini blog hop! As Spellbinders design partners this year, we’ve been blessed to use many of their exciting products, and we know their design team is enjoying the Stampendous products we sent for their use! Monday and Tuesday, our team has shared projects with you and today we have more inspiration!  I'm sharing my fun projects I’ve made with the Spellbinders products I’ve received.  Today we're the  featured company on their blog and I'm one of our two designers posting tutorials for you focused on the newest Spellbinders products.  Here's my projects:



Here's what I used to create these projects:

Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
VersaFine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Tim Holtz® Peeled Paint Distress Ink™ Pad
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Blossom Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Sour Apple Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
May Arts Ribbon 1/4 Inch Sheer Ribbon - Pink
May Arts Ribbon 1 Inch Sheer Nylon Edge Ribbon - Pink
May Arts Ribbon 2 Millimeter Baker's Twine Ribbon - Pink
Copic® Markers - R81, R83, R85; YG61, YG63, YG67
Want2Scrap® White Pearls Self Adhesive - 72 Count
Tsukineko® Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle
Tim Holtz® idea-ology® Baubles
Beacon® 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®
Scotch® Removable Tape
Recycled Silver Gift Box




I absolutely love these bezels!  There's something so stately and elegant about them and they really appeal to my inner Victorian Lady!  And what could possibly look more elegant with roses than pearls?  So much possibility with one piece!  You can even add some goodies inside the bezel and close it off with the handy plexiglass cover, however, I couldn't decide what to add so I left it plain!  Still beautiful, still elegant, it's not missing a thing!

Here's what I did to create this project:


  1. Stamp rose images onto white cardstock with Memento ink and color with Copics
  2. Place large bezel die over image and decide where you want to die cut image
  3. Tape die in place with removable tape and run through die cutting machine (I used a Big Shot with Genesis Magnetic Plates)
  4. Adhere die cut piece into bezel
  5. Paint on shimmer spritz with brush
  6. Attach pearls to bezel as shown
  7. Hang pearl "Bauble" from bottom of bezel
  8. Attach ribbon through top loop and knot ends for wear


The Tudor Rose Card Front set makes it so easy to create a fast, yet very impressive card for many different occasions.  I paired it with my Labels One Die Set to add a little more color and depth.  Since I decided to stamp the white panel behind the pink overlay, I kept the pink clean and simple.

Here's what I did to create this project:

  1. Create an A2 vertical card base with a tent fold from green cardstock 
  2. Die cut floral inset with border using pink cardstock
  3. Trim a piece of white cardstock to fit behind pink die cut
  4. Stamp Industrial crackled paint background stamp onto white cardstock with green ink
  5. Adhere pink overlay onto white background piece
  6. Using Labels One die 3, die cut a piece of green cardstock
  7. Using Labels One die 2, die cut a piece of white cardstock
  8. Stamp Industrial crackled paint background stamp onto white die cut label with green ink
  9. Stamp sentiment onto white label with black ink
  10. Adhere white die cut label to green die cut label
  11. Wrap pink ribbon around overlay piece attached to white background piece and adhere ends to back
  12. Trim another piece of sheer pink ribbon, dovetail ends, cross and attach to adhered die cut labels
  13. Adhere pink and white overlay piece to green card base
  14. Using foam mounting squares, attach die cut labels over pink label in center
  15. Attach pearls to flower centers


The Tudor Rose Card Front Set also comes with a sweet little gift tag, the perfect complement!

Here's what I did to create this project:


  1. Die cut tag from pink cardstock
  2. Stamp "To: and From:" image onto tag
  3. Adhere pearl to center of flower on tag
  4. Add twine and attach to bow on box 



Here at Stampendous we’ve got some mystery Spellbinders dies up for grabs along with some fantastic Stampendous cling rubber so be sure to comment on our blog posts and those of our designers for the three days. See our Official Rules for eligibility and more. Comment deadline is Thursday, March 26th, and winners will be announced Friday, March 27, 2015.

Spellbinders has fantastic prize packages from all of their partners to give away each day, so be sure to visit their blog and use their contest entry tool to enter each day (one entry per day, per person). See the Spellbinders Blog for rules and a list Product Partner companies.

Here's the complete list of my teammates posting today.  Please visit their blogs and leave them some love!  It really makes our day to know you like what we've created!

Lea Kimmel (Me!)


Other Featured Product Partners hopping today are:


Thanks so very much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you've enjoyed my projects.  I think they clearly show that you can create an elegant set but still keep it simple.  I'll have two more posts for Stampendous this week, please stop back by and take a peek!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, March 20, 2015

Easter Cupcake

All week long the Stampendous Team has been sharing projects created with our super cute Easter stamps.  Today I'm sharing a card created with Easter Cupcake:


This is what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Jumbo Perfectly Clear™Acrylic HandleCardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®Patterned Paper by Doodlebug Design, Inc™Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock by Neenah®Ribbon by May ArtsAction Wobble®Spectrum Noir™ Markers (PP1; BP1, BP2; GB5; OR1; CG1, CG2; IB1, IB2; IG1)3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives™Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

This is what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp three cupcake images, color and fussy cut each image.
  2. Create A2 card base with a landscape tent fold.
  3. Trim patterned papers as shown.
  4. Create mat for top layer of patterned papers with same Bazzill® paper and adhere to top patterned paper.
  5. Create bow with tails long enough to reach around sides of matted top layers and adhere to back.
  6. Adhere bottom patterned paper to card base.
  7. Adhere top matted pieces to card.
  8. Using foam squares, attach the outer images to the card.
  9. Attach an Action Wobble® to the middle image and then attach to card.
Several of my teammates have projects for your viewing pleasures, so, be sure to check them out:

Amy Hurley-Purdie (2nd project)

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed our week of Easter inspiration.  Next week will be a busy one so please check back frequently for more posts.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Thursday, March 19, 2015

From Winter to Spring

Ready for fresh air, sunshine, new leaves, and flowers blooming? Well, the Dream Team is right there with you! Our challenge for the month of March is...coincidentally...Marching into Spring. Per usual, we'd love to have you play along with us, and link your own creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post. Play as many times as you'd like. Those of you who work Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous products into your projects receive bonus points, but everyone has an opportunity to be the winner who receives the stencil of their choice.

Here's my hint of Spring where I've marched from Winter into Spring:



Here's what I used to create this card:

Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Limeade Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Tim Holtz® Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tim Holtz® Faded Jeans Distress Ink
Tim Holtz® Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Tim Holtz® Mowed Lawn Distress Ink
Archival Ink™ Dandelion Refill by Ranger®
Copic® Markers:  YG01, 03, 05, 07, 09; G07, 09, 28, 40, 43; B32, 34, 37, 39; BG000; Y11, 13 17, 19; R14, 17, 29, 46, 56, 81, 83, 85; YR00, 01, 02; V12, 15, 17; BV01, 02, 04
Beacon® 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Here's what I did to create this card:

Create an A2 horizontal card base with a tent fold
Stamp images, color and trim as shown
Stamp additional set of images and create a mask for each image
Adhere masks to images and apply distress inks
Paste emboss snowflakes and allow to dry
Mix a small amount of translucent paste with a small drop of spray mist
Once snowflakes are dry, paste emboss rain and set aside to dry
Mix a small amount of white paste with a drop of yellow refill ink
Once rain is dry, paste emboss "sun" from center of Spiral Dots stencil
Using Boss Gloss™ and VersaMarker™, add white embossing powder and heat 
Stamp sentiment words with black ink
Adhere image to card base

The "A" team would love to share their interpretations of this theme:


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll see you again tomorrow with another post for your viewing pleasure!  In the meantime, have a wonderful day!

Hugs, 
Lea

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wicked Wednesday with A Day for Daisies

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and we're celebrating the coming of Spring with A Day for Daisies.  This week my image is A Special Flower and it is totally adorable!  I love Poppies and since I'm an Army Veteran, I really love Poppies!  I love that they're in remembrance of my fallen comrades.  This sweet little girl just really appealed to me, there's an innocence about her face that pulls me in.  Perhaps its her innocence, while in remembrance of so much loss, that tugs at my heart.  My dad passed away two and a half years ago and he spent 20 years serving our country in the United States Navy.  Two days ago it was his birthday.  I suppose a lot of what I'm feeling is due to my missing him so deeply.


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Tim Holtz® Faded Jeans Distress Ink by Ranger®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon
Copic® Markers:  E04, 21, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49, 50, 51; B32, 34, 37; YG17; BV01; 
R14, 17, 20, 29, 46

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image, color and trim as shown
Stamp sentiment
Add distress ink all around image but not over girl
Add a small dot of glue to the center of each flower and add glitter, shake off excess and set aside to dry

Super easy ATC but so sweet!  I wanted to keep this one simple in honor of all the fallen soldiers and in honor of my dad.  Yes, we're celebrating the coming of Spring but this image just meant more to me than that.  Thanks for indulging me!  So, come and play along with us and show us your best Spring image!  I'm looking forward to seeing what you've made!

Hugs,
Lea

Monday, March 16, 2015

Just Hatched!


Easter is right around the corner and we have some super cute stamps at Stampendous to help you celebrate the season!  Today I'm sharing a card with one of those stamps and it is adorable!  


This is what I used to create this card:

Blue Oasis Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
C’est La Vie Collection by Bo Bunny®
Latest & Greatest 6×6 Paper Pad by Authentique®
Copic® Markers  (E40, E41, E42; Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, YR24)
Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Ink™ by Ranger®
Ribbon by May Arts
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

This is what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp image, color and trim to desired size, add distress ink all around white space.
  2. Create A-2 card base with tent fold.
  3. Trim patterned papers as shown.
  4. Stamp sentiment, trim and add distress ink.
  5. Create mats for both stamped images.
  6. Adhere all layers but do not attach to card base.
  7. Create bow with tails and attach to card as shown.
  8. Adhere all to card base.
Some of my teammates have projects to share with you as well, so, be sure to check them out:


I do hope my little chick has put a smile on your face.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll have another project for you on Wednesday so do come back by!  Have a blessed day!

Hugs,
Lea