Saturday, January 8, 2011

Stampendous Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampendous Design Team Blog Hop!!!

We have been busy, busy, busy the past few weeks creating samples for the Spring catalog. Let me just tell you...you are going to LOVE the new stamps!!! We are so excited about all the new stamps coming out that we wanted to share a couple of sneak peeks with you!!! Here’s your chance to see some really wonderful projects from BOTH the October 2010 Valentine, Easter, Spring Catalog and the January 2011 Catalog premiering at CHA at the end of this month (available in local stores soon). 


The PRIZES:

  • There will be four prizes drawn at random from the eligible hoppers...  two of the Busy Bunnies set from the October Catalog and two flower sets from the new January Catalog!  
  • All blog hoppers who comment on all the blogs will receive an email with a really cute bonus project and directions!!

Here are the Official Rules:
  • Start the hop at the Stampendous! blog then hop through all the Design Team blogs. 
  • Make sure to leave a comment on EACH Design Team Members' post.
  • We will pick 4 random winners from all the comments left at all the sites. You must comment on EACH site to be eligible.
  • You have until Monday, January 10th at midnight EST to hop and comment.
  • Winners will be picked and notified on Wednesday, January 12.
  • We can’t mail prizes internationally, but if you want to join the hop we will email you the cute project.
  • Have fun!

DESIGN TEAM LIST 
Jennie... http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/        
(You are HERE) Wendy... http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/         


First up is a sample that I created for October 2010 Valentine, Easter, Spring Catalog. You can find it hanging on the art mannequin in the catalog. 


You're the Love of My Life

stamps: Life Love wood stamp
other: Clear Scraps acrylic heart, Creative Impressions ribbon and Copics. 


     Instructions:
  1. Ink edges of heart with Versamark and add embossing powder. Heat emboss being careful not to melt the acrylic.
  2. Adhere damask stickers to acrylic. Cut off extra.
  3. Mat photo and ahdere to heart.
  4. Stamp sentiment. Highlight the word "love" and cut out. Adhere to heart.
  5. Embellish with dots using a Copic marker and a bow. 


Are you ready to sneak a peek at one of the new stamps coming out? It was so hard picking just one card to share. Stampendous has so many wonderful new stamps coming out! Besides the cute stamps that they are known for, Stampendous is releasing what I like to call my artsy stamps. These are the stamps that I reach for to create altered art and layouts. Just wait until you see them! Gorgeous images!! I'm picking to share a card thats a bit outside my normal style. I had so much fun working with this image!!! I just sat down and started playing with mediums. 

Bird Frame

stamps:  CRP126 Bird Frame
coloring mediums: Distress Inks, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, white gel pen
bling: Creative Impressions
feathers: found in my dads old fish fly tying supplies. 

     Instructions:

  1. Add Distress ink to a piece of old sheet music. Adhere to card with machine stitching.
  2. Stamp image in brown ink. Color with layers of Distress inks and Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. Add white highlights with a gel pen.
  3. Following the design of the image, create a bird nest with thin strips of brown cardstock. Add 3 adhesive pearls for eggs. 
  4. Adhere image to card. 
  5. Tie bow around feather and adhere to the card.



I hope you enjoyed my sneak peek at the new stamps! Be sure to leave me a comment to be eligible for one of those awesome prizes. 

Next stop on the hop is Rachel's blog... http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/

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Chris said...

that birds nest is to die for!!!!! love it!

~amy~ said...

WOW...gorgeous projects!

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the bird's nest and feather added to this adorable image.

Chris said...

Love the birds and music!

Anna Seniw said...

Love the bird nest idea!

Andrea said...

very pretty! I love the detail on both projects!

Mindy said...

Love the distressed look!

Ann said...

I love the sheet music you incorporated into your project, and the birds nest & feather are so creative!

Jennifer Dove said...

LOVE LVE LOVE this card

Sharon Peele said...

Wendy, Wow I love your "You're the Love of My Life" project!!! And your card is absolutely wonderful!! I love the colors you used!!!

Tara Carpenter said...

I love the acyclic frame and the birds they are the first on my list--so far!!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Beautiful cards! Love the birds and the nest! It's the perfect touch!!!

diana said...

Beautiful card! Can't wait to SEE more new stamps! ;-)

craftymom205 said...

Great projects. Love the bird's nest.

Patricia said...

Wendy really love that heart. It is a unique project. Your card is beautiful with those colors.

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful projects! I love the bird image and that sweet little nest!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I just love the colors in your lovely projects!

Lillian Child said...

You had me at that fabulous acrylic heart creation, and THEN I scroll down and see that bird nest card. This is seriously over the top beautiful. I can see why you are a design team member - love your style! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Peggy said...

Great projects. Love the bird card, especially the nest.

mrscuddlytiger said...

Love the projects! This blog hop is getting me super excited to go craft.....and get my blog up so that I can share! Loving the sheet music on your project and the coloring of the birds. Thanks for sharing!

Berenice R. said...

So nice creations! Thanks for sharing :)

Ellen said...

Great projects!

Jessica Henriquez said...

Very Pretty.

Kelly said...

Beautiful projects! Really love the birds nest, such a nice touch!

Jacqueline said...

How beautiful! Love the card and the heart!

Erica said...

The birds nest is beautiful. Great work!

Hill Top Creations said...

Love the cards the birds nest is really great Take Care

nancy said...

This stamp is awesome! I love how you made a nest and used a feather!

Scrappychick said...

Holy schmoly! These are just fabulous Wendy! I love the bird frame card....it is out of my normal style range too but simply lovely!! Mwah!
Cyndi

Amy said...

Oh wow! That bird's nest is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

digideb said...

Not really a bird lover, but what you've done with this stamp is nice. Love the bird's nest.

Pam S. said...

Fabulous creations! Wonderful designing with a touch of shabby chic! Love them both! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

MJS said...

The birds look so natural.

Barbara's Fiesta said...

"You're the Love of my Life" is to die for. Beautiful.

Marie said...

Thank you for the great idea of adhesive pearls for bird eggs. This is a super way to add bling in an understated way!

th4eachday said...

Nice projects.The bird's nest is cute.

TeresaAngelina said...

Very pretty - and glad for the details on how to colour. This part ought to be simple but I find it anything but. Will look for those markers you mentioned. Many thanks! (Bookmarking your blog.)

Gerlinde said...

What a beautiful card! Love the birds! Could be used for so many occasions!

Golda said...

Nice way to step out of your comfort zone. Love the colors you used.

Bethany said...

I really like the clear heart... what a great idea for Christmas ornaments :)

retiree3 said...

Love your designs!

bensarmom said...

Love the love of my life card and the bird card is just beautiful. Love the pearls as eggs.

Nan said...

Loved both the cards

Michelle said...

Your bird card is absolutely stunning!

Barb said...

Gorgeous! Brilliant idea to use the pearls in the birds nest!

Jennifer Mercier said...

I love the "your the love of my life" heart. I may have to make one with my family's picture for a keychain.

Aldaris said...

What a great birds nest. Very creative!

Peggy said...

OH the birds remind me of spring. Love the project.

Jenn Roseman said...

Beautiful!!! and love the bird nest!!!

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

LOVE that bird frame just gorgeous! tfs loving the hop!
Barbara

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the heart frame with you and the hubby. Your birds nest card is amazing! Love the mottled background on that, and the fact that you broke into your dad's fly-tying supplies for the feathers. My hubby used to tie flies...think I need to "borrow" some feathers... ;)

1jmass said...

I love the natural look of these stamps. Perfect for every season.

WVScrapmom said...

WOW Beautiful projects!! I just love the colors you used!!!

Kellie

Lola said...

Thanks for the chance to win! love your cards

Karen said...

I love the bird nests. Can't wait for the new product to be available for purchase.

Lori said...

The birds nest is so cute. Great job!

Connie C said...

I dearly love the birds! I can see why you would reach for it for 'art' projects. And my mind is already imagining other wonderful projects where it would just be a 'must-have'. Love the way you added the feathers and the nest. Fantastic!

Jeanette Masden - Brown said...

Beautiful work!

whitneymaryann said...

What a lucky bird to be featured on your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your creativity with both projects.

superdidine said...

Very pretty cards

Luanne said...

The 3d elements add that extra "umph"!

bernietom47 said...

That birds nest is BRILLIANT!!!!! LOVE,LOVE, LOVE it! Both projects are Stunning!
Blessings Bernie

CaliChris said...

LOVE the examples...so precious...can not wait to see more!
(CaliChris/chris weber)

Sue in CT said...

Both of your projects are pretty but that bird nest card...Wow! Love the way everything fits together. The eggs and feather is perfect embellishments. I really love it.

Nishi Harry said...

Loving the acrylic frame and the stamp - wow its awesome - wish I could get it. hugs

Jackiekg said...

Beautiful cards - love the way you did the birds nest.

Wendy said...

Love what you have done with this stamp. Just lovely.

Charity said...

I like the little acrylic heart. Simply beautiful!

Becky Dunham said...

Such beautiful projects! I love that sweet love heart! I can't wait to see more of the new stamps - the sneak peek was amazing!

Donna said...

Your projects are wonderful!

Stephenie said...

Beautiful projects! The heart is so sweet. The layers on the bird card is so wonderful.

Sheila said...

Cute projects. I'm going to try casing. Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

what a great way to make a birds nest...I must do this too....hopping on. Marie

Joanne said...

Wonderful work - I adore anything with birds. Joanne

sue said...

love the birds nest

Far North said...

Fabulous elements here! The heart is terrific as well as the nest and feather! Thanks Wendy for sharing your work!

Sandra said...

very, nice - love the heart!
Sandra ltb
slbt17 at yahoo dot com

cg said...

Great cards, plus great instructions! I'm just learning to color images and you gave me LOTS of good ideas. Thanks! -cg

Wendy said...

These are gorgeous Amy!!! Thank you so much for sharing!! I am looking forward to getting my hands on those stamps as well!!

diva said...

Awesome projects, thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Beautiful project Wendy. I can't wait to get my hands on some of these new designs.

Kim Gnagy said...

I love both the acrylic heart and the bird & nest card. Thank you for sharing

Doyle said...

That new stamp is absolutly outside the box from the usual images and I really like it. can't wait to see more!!

Kauai said...

Great projects, love the heart.

Sheila said...

The nest, without a doubt, is the highlight of the card. Don't get me wrong, the card is gorgeous, but each time I look at it, my eyes go to the nest first.

Joan V said...

Wow, I love the acrylic heart. I always forget that I can do more than just cards and scrapbooking with my stamps. I just love birds and this card is so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creative projects.

ms.espresso said...

Ooh, LOVE the bird card and your brilliant 3D nest- amazing!

Scrap-a-holic_mom said...

Love the new stamps and the techniques you used.

Theresa said...

awesome projects...i love all the details.

Deb-Close to my Heart Consultant said...

so incredible- thanks

Cheryl said...

Beautiful projects!

Raven said...

The bird frame is so beautiful.

Brenda said...

Wonderful projects! Thanks

Allison said...

Very cute projects...I love how you did the birds nest...very creative!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Wonderful bird card!

Tamara Ruth said...

love the bird frame. Very nice card

Pam S said...

Great projects, I love the bird's nest.

Teresa said...

Hi Everyone,
I love the new artsy stamps and the acrylic heart is really cute too!! You put so much into each one and it really shows!! Love them!!!

scrappydarling said...

I love, love, love the bird frame card! you do beautiful work!

Tina said...

I love those birds! They are a must have. Enjoyed your stop. Take care!

Nancie said...

Just have to have that "artsy stamp"..theres so much you can do with it..

sunghee said...

oh my~~!!!!!!! you are genius! Love Love what you did with the stamp and look at that nest! Wowser!

Rhonda said...

Wow both items are absolutely stunning, I just love the bird eggs...

Hugs
Rhonda A

Lori Barnett said...

Wendy...I just love your projects. That birds nest is such a great idea!

Pixichick said...

Love the birds nest.

Joanne said...

Can't wait to see all the NEW stamps. Your samples are lovely!

Sarah said...

looooove the bird card!! beautiful!

Allyson said...

Fantastic...

judy said...

Love the bird frame card!!

Krissy said...

beautiful! thanks for sharing!

simplydv9 said...

Love the look and feel of this card. He will never miss the feathers. Loving it.

Sheila said...

Such gorgeous works!!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Wendy I loved the heart and your directions are great! The sneak peak is fabulous. The bird's nest was such a great touch!

peanutstutu said...

Love the projects and especially the colors

TG\\ said...

Love the love of my life acrylic. The damask sticker is perfect.

rmzbrooks said...

Very classy work. Becky in Erie, PA

Gina said...

These are very cute projects. Thanks for the great ideas.

hope shaw said...

the Bird frame is Awesome! and the detail that you put into it is GREAT!

julie1551 said...

simply stunning projects. love the little heart.

annemk said...

sweet projects!

Danielle said...

Beautiful. I love the birds nest, what a great idea to use the pearls as eggs. Gorgeous!

carpediem said...

such gorgeous projects....thanks for sharing! laura j

Michelle said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your projects.....especially the bird card!!! I love birds!!!

Gerri K said...

This card is beautiful!! I love the feather. The framed stamps are great and birds are my favorite!

scrappingjoy said...

aw... so cute... i like the distress look of the bird, nest, etc. I just love using nature on my cards.

Lynlee said...

Awesome projects! Love the heart!
lynlee4@gmail.com

faith said...

Love the birds.123will123

Beki's Blog... said...

Beautiful projects! I love the heart, great Valentine idea for Hubby...and your bird nest card is stunning. Thank you for the ideas and inspiration!

Beki Ward at msn dot com

kdouglas said...

Love love LOOOVVVVVEEEE the bird frame project. Just beautiful!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What fun and fabulous projects.

Wings and A Prayer Crafts said...

Huge bird lover, stamp is a MUST have. Great project. Thanks.

Sandie said...

Stunning. Makes me think I need to step outside my box at least once in a while!

Elaine said...

Love your art!! TFS

Lesa said...

You are so talented! Love the heart and the bird card is very cute. The nest and feathers are the perfect touch.

Janell Kunze said...

Wow, the acrylic heart sample is amazing. What a fabulous design.

JoAnne said...

Wonderful bird's nest, thank you for sharing!

Lois Michael said...

Great color combo, Love the heart.

Suzanne :O ) said...

wow, your card is gorgeous! love the little nest! :D

Anonymous said...

Loved the heart! The bird is great and the feather adds that touch of reality.
nancy_dees@yahoo.com

Donna D said...

I absolutely love the bird card with the beautiful colors and adorable nest. Very nice!

Tere said...

OMGoodness love both of your projects... but the card is amazing... the nest is just fabulous!!!!

Anonymous said...

How cool to use pearls for the bird eggs! Love it!
tonilea
jiffy1212@aol.com

calamity jane said...

Love the vintage look of your card! Lovely colors!

Yvonne said...

Love the bird stamp! A favorite of mine are birds and butterflies.

sharman said...

How cute is that bird's nest. Great job..........

Sandy C said...

Love your bird's nest - wow - so creative!

Sheri said...

Beautiful!!!!
Love the bird's nest also.
Sheri

rcorwin@cox.net

Anonymous said...

love the acrylic heart project, may just have to do that in my next workshop!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Such great inspiration. Love the images..and your layers

Barbara Moore said...

Very beautiful design. Love the colors.

CraftyRia said...

I really love the bird frame card! I'm a bird lover and that is so adorable.

Thanks for sharing!

JanFRN said...

What a creative use of non-traditional elements. I really like to see old sheet music used too.

Corrine Ann said...

Birds and music...love it. Very nice cards.

papeteria said...

It's my first time taking part in a blog hop but I have to admit: it's quite fun to do it!!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

I really like the acrylic heart! Very nice and great idea with the picture.

Pam said...

Great projects! Love the bird's nest!

brendamcentyre said...

love the colors used

Whisk Woman said...

Wow, what a delightful stamp!!

Layne said...

Gor-GE-ous!!

Thought the heart was fabulous then went all a-twitter over the birds!!

Your attention to detail is great!

Loving the blog hop... thank you!!

little man's momma said...

I love the Bird Frame you made. The stamp is to die for and going on my wish list! You also gave me a few ideas using the acrylic heart.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

OOh really lOve the acrylic heart and the song bird w/ pearl eggs! My favorite colors. Mahalo for sharing.

Gringa said...

Great job. The details are wonderful.

Janet L. said...

Fabulous projects! I especially like the music on the card, as well as the nest.

Connie and Jack said...

I LOVE the birdie card. So cute!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful projects. The feather on the bird card seems to add a special touch

larsenelaina@bellsouth.net

Carol said...

I am loving the new stamps! All of the projects are so adorable!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Cindy said...

Oh gosh, I love the bird card!! This is going to be a must have!!

Cindy

Pao L. said...

wow, the nest idea it's amazing.

Bonnie said...

The blue and olive green are winners.

Scrappy Rat said...

Beautiful bird card. That's amazing! Love it!

October Sun said...

My first blog hop ever and it's all so great.

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Vicki said...

love the birds nest!

Diane Clark-Sutton (Ldyglfr62 at AOL dot com said...

Love all the new stamps and samples.

Anonymous said...

How ingenious! I love the nest!

stampcz@frontier.com

Anonymous said...

great card!

Anonymous said...

great card!

Peggy said...

Oh my oh my. Your projects are sooo pretty. TFS {Hugs} Peggy M
Stampnmore at aol dot com

katwho48@yahoo.com said...

Wow...I love the bird frame project! So pretty! Thank you for sharing this.

Ola said...

These are absolutely gorgeus.... I love the birds nest, fantastic work!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

AmyJRockstar said...

I just love stamps! Your heart came out awesome! I'd like to try making one of those for sure. TFS!
XO ~ Amy Jo
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Figs said...

the bird frame is just divine

Deb Long said...

WOW! Your work is amazing!

Laurence said...

Already smell spring with the birds nest, and so nice the heart card for the one you love. So thoughtfull!!

pacools said...

Love the colors and the image.

~*Joann*~ said...

Oh my goodness that birds card is to die for!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love your creation of the nest and eggs!!!

Dawn said...

What wonderful projects, I love them.

Peggysue said...

Gorgeous card. I think I'm going to love those new artsy stamps too! Bring them on!!!

Mare said...

I love the bird frame!

liz said...

I love the bird frame! The little nest attached is so creative ;)

Candy said...

very cute bird nest card. Such inspiration

NatQuebec said...

I love so much the idea of the heart ! fabulous

Eve said...

Luv the coloring on the background paper, and the main image! Luv the idea of Eggs using pearls! Very Springy and Very pretty!:-)

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful projetcs!!!!! Love the detail of each!

cpixylix said...

I love your ideas of mixed media. How fun. Thanks for sharing your techniques. Chris

Brook said...

Beautiful projects. Your heart is wonderful. What a great idea. And your card is so pretty with the birds nest.

Charlotte said...

OMG! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your bird frame! Absolutely Gorgeous!! Love the bird nest. It adds so much!

Ginny said...

The Bird Frame stamp is great. I love the musical notes you used in the background. I can almost hear the bird singing. veogg at att.net

Anonymous said...

Love these projects they are adorable EJ

christi said...

i love to get new ideas for using stamping with non traditional things and the valentine heart fits the bill. the number of different mediums that you used with the other stamp is just super. great job. thanks for sharing with us.

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