Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Around the Block Again

I'm back again today with another Home Sweet Home card for the Stampendous weekly theme. This one I had soooooooo much fun creating and it was pushing all the creative buttons as it received more details and sparkles. LOL

Details? This card was made during the catalog crunch time and instructions can be found on a special little Project Page over at Stampendous website.

Find more inspiration over on the Stampendous blog today!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

HomeSweetHome with Stampendous

Oh how I love this set! I just returned from a wonderful trip to visit with my sister last week. We had an amazing time together chatting about everything we could think of, working on unfinished projects, watching the sunrise and sunset out her awesome picture windows.

Oh my it was fun, but when it's time to come home you can feel it in the tender spot of your heart and it's so appropriate for today's post to say that I went back to the beginning when I drove into my driveway yesterday.

Yep, that makes no sense until you realize I'm paraphrasing a sentiment from the new Family Home Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. Here's a card I made for the January catalog that's a little on the artsy vibe.

Details? All supplies and instructions can be found on the Stampendous Projects Page. Here's the Family Home by Janelle Stollfus page you can go look at for all the information to make one of your own. :)

There's more fine designs from the design team so head on over to the Stampendous Blog for more ideas with this set.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Artist Trading Block Blog Hop is Here

It's a Block Hopping Day!

If you've been hopping along with us already you've just come from Kristine Reynolds blog, welcome to my blog!

I'm so glad you've stopped by to see my post today and wow what find if you were coming here without know about the Block Hop that's going on with Eileen Hull designed die cuts and the Inspiration Team. 

My block today is inspired by the Stampendous packaging for the same stamp set I used, Andy Skinner's Nature set.

I painted with DecoArt paints in Toffee and Butterscotch (funny I didn't realize I made a sweet base coat until writing this post) and stamped around the box using masks on the shed and one post end of the fence section. Hindsight? Paint the sky first then stamp is a better sequence because I ended up painting through the fence and doing touch up with a Faber-Castell PITT pen.

Here's all the other side of it repeating the fence, adding a tree and a flock of birds.

Thanks for stopping by! It's time to make the jump over to Tenia Nelson's blog.

A party needs some prizes, right? Yes, THREE PRIZE PACKAGES!  Winners will be picked randomly from the pool of commenters during our block party week. Two winners will receive the prizes shown in the banner below. One grand prize winner will receive the prize package below, a package of matboard and the Sizzix die to start creating Artist Trading Blocks!

If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

Each comment made on our Block Party blog posts is a chance at becoming a winner. Leave one thoughtful comment on as many blogs as you want, all of them for the best chance to be picked by the random selection tool from Monday, February 23rd to the Sunday, March 8th. Why the extra week of comments? Some designers received their Stampendous products through slow mail and we wanted to give them time to create and post their projects. Pssssttttt, Stampendous will be posting a cumulative hop list on the Saturday's during the commenting period so it will help you keep track of which ones projects are new. 


ASCR01 Andy Skinner Nature Set
STF082 Versafine Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko
FRC13 Leaf Green Color Fragments
FRC03 Chiffon Color Fragments
SSH57 Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
CP811 Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate

Eileen Hull's Box Die by Sissix®
Little Sizzles ™ Matboard by Sizzix®
Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Dazzle Tac glue by Beacon Adhesives
Water and paper towel
Double-sided sticky tape


  1. Cut out two box panels from matboard and paint a light color base coat (I used toffee and butterscotch paint colors).
  2. Determine orientation of the panels as if it were a completed box and mark on the backside of each panel which is the front and sides of box.
  3. Paint sunset on front panel and continue around box panels. Let dry.
  4. Stamp shed from Nature Stamp Set onto front panel with black ink and make a second stamp on a sticky note for a mask.
  5. Cut out mask and place over shed on front panel. Ink and stamp fence onto sides and back panel, leave a gap by the shed and again on the back panel. Use a mask to cover one fence post and to make a continues fence line.
  6. Stamp tree and flock of birds.
  7. Glue box together and paint in the scored edges for a continuous sky. 
  8. Add scattered sections of Dazzle Tac glue around base of fences and shed. Sprinkle color fragments over glue and tap off excess.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Meeces Week Too

It's been a busy week in Stampendous land with the Artist Trading Block Hop but our House-Mouse and Friends theme is also going on at the same time. So, today I'm posting a tender little friend card using the Cast Signing stamp.

For instructions go to my project page on the Stampendous website.

Join us for the Artist Trading Block Hop today, starting on the Stampendous blog.

Have a great weekend Stampendous fans!

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