Friday, November 21, 2014

Stampendous and Tombow: A Colorful Holiday

The Stampendous gals have really been hopping lately! Yesterday we hopped along with Spellbinders to create some wonderful holiday creations, and today through the 23rd (please ignore dates on banners) we are doing the same with Tombow markers. "Why so much hopping?", you might ask. Because Stampendous products are awesome with everything! Just see what I've created for today:

Those House Mouse Designs® critters are so darn cute, but with some simple coloring of the Rockin' Ride scene with Tombow's beautiful array of colors in wonderful Dual Tip Marker sets, along with their blender pen, you can only increase the fabulosity! And...just 'cuz I can't leave it without some sprinkles...I've added some Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel. You just sprinkle it, and heat from underneath. The larger chunks make the perfect snowfall (even if technically you're not outside, and getting nowhere fast. You have to admit, though, that mouse is really rockin' that reindeer!). I had one spare vellum snowflake left from a previous project that I had die-cut with the new Stampendous Flakes Die set, so I cut it in half and adhered both to the card with spray adhesive.

I hope you've had fun visiting at the Pampered Stamper, and that you'll continue to enjoy the other team members as they play with this great mix of Stampendous and Tombow. The prize package is the Stampendous Cling Jumbo Top Hat Snowman (cute, cute, cute!), a jumbo acrylic handle (need), and a set of Tombow Dual Tip Markers including their Blender Pen (awesome!).

Now is your opportunity to visit the members of our team who are posting for this occasion. Don't forget to leave a comment with each for a chance to win the prize!

Stampendous Blog

Tenia Nelson

Kristine Reynolds

Debbie Fisher

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Melissa Cash

Pam Hornschu

Tombow Blog

Stampendous has a new challenge for the month,  So Thankful! We would love to see your next project in the gallery.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dreamweaver: Thoughtfully Thinking

As we officially head into the holiday season, the Dream Team are challenging all of our followers to be especially "Thankful and Thoughtful" during the month of November. We hope that you will link your creations with this theme in mind on the Dream It Up! blog using the Inlinkz tool. Our "thanks" to you is providing you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, and a bonus stencil of our choosing could be yours for using Dreamweaver product(s) in your artwork. I'm posting this for you today:

It's always fun to add your own personal touch to each holiday. November 27th is Thanksgiving in the USA, a great time for family to get together, eat too much food, tell too many stories, and be grateful to have each other. Since it is mostly a food-centric occasion, it is always a fun time to add your personal touches to the dining table.

I created personalized place cards and elegant napkin rings to my tablescape, featuring the Dreamweaver Leafy Branch, Nesting Frames, and Dual Alphabet Dies. The place cards have a frame die cut with a Leafy Branch die cut from the center, popping up from the green folded card (Bazzill Basics cardstock). The Leafy Branches were then covered in VersaMark from Tsukineko ink and coated with Stampendous Aged Copper and Aged Green Embossing Enamels in layers. These were adhered on top of chipboard die cut leaves for stability, and then adhered to copper wire wrapped and twisted "rings" with Beacon Quick Grip adhesive. Back on the place cards names were die cut from the Dual Alphabet and adhered, and a bit of VersaMark smeared over the leaf cut out, and sprinkled with more of the embossing enamels and melted. Shiny maple leaf brads were added to finish off the cards.

By the way, the Dream Team are very THANKFUL when our followers are THOUGHTFUL enough to leave us a nice comment on our posts! Here's the "A" team lineup for this week, as well as our very special guest designer, Linda Neff!

An InLinkz Link-up

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stampendous and Spellbinders: A Huge Holiday Hop!

Tuesday through Thursday of this week, Stampendous has been collaborating with Spellbinders and other product partners, to encourage everyone to make this a handmade holiday! Prize info and links are below my project for today:

It's always fun to play with new crafting toys, and let's face it Spellbinders has some of the best! Especially, if you are mixing them with all of the great products from Stampendous as well.

My project is an old-fashioned cone ornament, a perfect way to add some little treats on the tree. I've used the die from the Spellbinder's "Create a Cone" die and embossing plate set to cut the cone shape from a piece of kraft cardstock. The Stampendous Cardinal Elements was stamped once on the cone in Rich Cocoa Memento ink from Tsukineko, and twice on a separate piece of kraft cardstock using the Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink. All pieces were ink-distressed with Peanut Brittle Memento ink. The cone was formed and adhered using Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive. I spread Beacon GemTac around the tip of the cone and the top edge, and covered this heavily with Stampendous Gold Crushed Glass Glitter. The second bird was cut out and adhered partially to the cone. The third bird's wing was cut out and popped up with dimensional foam tape.

I created a hanger with galvanized wire, and added a stamped Stampendous Greeting on a Spellbinder Grommet Tag Die, along with a fluffy May Arts ribbon bow. A bit of glittery tulle and some treats complete this sweet ornament gifty.

Now is your opportunity to leave me a comment, and visit the rest of the team's blogs. Remember, for a chance to win the above prize package, you must comment on each link. Full rules can be found HERE:

 Stampendous Impressions Blog

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu (you are here)

Head over to the Spellbinder's blog to enter separately for a chance to win their prize package. Rules can be found HERE.

Spellbinders Blog


Stampendous has a new challenge for the month. So Thankful! We would love to see your next project in the gallery.