Monday, November 23, 2015

Cozy Family Time

Happy Thanksgiving week friends!
A big shout out to all of you in the US who are having a holiday this week, for the gratitude to the community of my crafty friends and most of all my family, thank you for making my life her on Rain Puddles and out there in life so much richer for being in it. Have a wonderful week and I hope a safe and encouraging one.

Now on to more inspiring crafty matters. Stampendous has an appropriate theme this focusing on our time with family and friends. Enjoying the times we have during the holidays and the season are always fun so of course there are some sweet stamps that will help us share our appreciation and memories with those we love.

Today's card is a mix of catalog and non catalog supplies. I started this image for the catalog and wasn't able to put it together for the catty so over the weekend I added the sprayed background and embossed snowflakes. Here's just how I made this sweet friends card.


P270 Furry Friends Stamp
SSC1231 Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear™ Stamps Set
DP100 Detail White Embossing Powder
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Versamark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH46 Large Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Stamp Handle

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Pattern Paper by Graphics 45®
Markers by Chameleon Pens® (OL3, PR4, BL3, BG4, YL2, Y03, BR2, BR5, CG8, NU1)
Ribbon by May Arts
White Line Runner by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Corner Rounder Tool
Rubber Cement or masking tool (Optional)
Paint brush (Optional)
Perfect Paper Color Spritzer Airbrush Tool (Optional)


  1. Fold 4 1/4 x 11 inch cardstock in half for finished 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base.
  2. Stamp Furry Friends with black ink onto Mixed Media white paper and color. If desired mask image with rubber cement and paintbrush or masking tool and spray marker ink onto background with the Color Spritzer Airbrush tool.
  3. Round corners. Mat with color card stock and round corners.
  4. Tie bow around pattern paper and adhere to card base.
  5. Dust image with anti-static bag.
  6. Stamp snowflake(s) around image background with watermark ink and emboss with Detail White embossing powder.
  7. Adhere image to card base.
There is more going on today with our little cherished week of family and friends. Head on over to the Stampendous blog to see great stamps to along with our theme and more inspiration from my fellow teamies.

Stampendous Blog

Louise Healy

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Wobbly Santa Week Meets A Challenge

Today's post is loaded with a match up of a mixed media challenge, special tools and a holiday theme. It's a new challenge over on Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability forum and I'm hosting! I would love for you to join us, it's any easy-peasy challenge!

My teamies and I at Stampendous have played all week with these fun Action Wobble springs that were generous sent to us by Action Wobble, Inc. and even though the theme week is at it's end we are hooked on springing our projects in the future.

For my card today I have a little squeaky, but steady helper for Santa that is balancing a load of presents that are sure to have a fun twist with a spring attached. Of course I've added one!


HM235 Gifts Galore
SSC1231 Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
VM01 Versamark Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Watercolor paper by Strathmore®
Watercolor markers by Winsor and Newton
Gesso by DecoArt®
Spatter brush by Kemper®
Aqua brush or paintbrush


  1. Fold color cardstock in half for a finished 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base.
  2. Stamp Gifts Galore with black ink onto watercolor paper and watercolor.
  3. Once dry, trim around mouse and presents with precision scissors or craft knife.
  4. Trace around the bottom of the mouse's foot and tail on second piece of watercolor paper.
  5. Color sky above and shadow below foot and tail. Let dry completely.
  6. Add a small amount of water to gesso on a plastic tray or plate and mix. Roll spatter brush in gesso mixture and apply to background paper. Let dry
  7. Stamp sentiment onto bottom of watercolor background and adhere to card base.
  8. Remove carrier paper from one side of spring and place onto back of stamped image.
  9. Remove carrier paper from other side of spring and align mouse's foot and tail with shadow before pressing the adhesive on spring down onto card base.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Wobbling Fun Pumpkins

Hello crafty friends and fans! I have a sweet little action card to share today and NOPE it ended up not being a pumpkin card after all as my post title suggests, but it will wobble! I think I'm going to make them later this week and if I do I'll be sure to post them. I'm getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday this week and just might not have time until next week... so come back later to find out. Which reminds me I need to share an update on our Thankful Tree next week too, so you can see how the tree has grown!

So today and the rest of the week the Stampendous designers are busy sharing some fun projects using various products. We are wobbling with Action Wobble springs on cards and they may also have a few jolly old man appearing on them as well.

Here's my card today that has the spring made by Action Wobble and while it doesn't look related to the man in red, the stamp set I used DOES!

Here's a little blurry video I made with my camera during the "photo shoot".



SSC1234 Christmas Visions Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
SSC1231 Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Stamps
EP525 Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
VM001 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
SSH34 Medium Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle

Color Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Colorbox Dye Archival Ink in Surf, Iris and Royal Blue by Clearsnap®
Markers by Copic® (B60, G63, G64, G67, R14, R29, YR14, YR27, E33, E35, E70)
Tape Runner by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Removable Tape


  1. Fold a 4 1/4 x 11 inch color cardstock in half for a finished 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base.
  2. Stamp snow globe and choice inserts on the plaque and globe with black ink and color.
  3. Cut out snow globe.
  4. Cut a piece of white cardstock smaller than the size of your card base and tape down onto flat surface 1/2-inch along edge.
  5. Sponge Colorbox inks around the outer corners of paper, let dry or use a heat tool to speed it up.
  6. Stamp sentiment in black ink onto white paper with MISTI for perfect positioning.
  7. Remove tape and dust entire sponged surface then stamp snowflake from ____ with watermark ink onto the top half of paper. Emboss with Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder.
  8. Glue sponged background onto card base. 
  9. Remove protective cover and add Action Wobble to card base.  Adhere snow globe by pressing it onto the spring.

Check out other projects from my teamies today!

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

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Monday, November 9, 2015

It's In the Bag with Canvas Corp

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I've got a fun project to share today and it was so easy to make because I didn't have to pull out my sewing machine!

I'm joined by my team mates at Stampendous this week to share a project using the Canvas Corp Canvas Shoulder Bag and I'm pretty sure you'll want to find out all the different ways the team members decided to create with them.

We have prizes! Comment throughout the week on the designer blogs and over on the Stampendous blog for a chance to win one of THREE prize packages. See the Stampendous Official Rules page for details and the deadline to comment is Sunday November 15th. 

All my Australian fans out there have a chance to win a prize, too! Be sure to tell us where you live when commenting to be eligible to win a prize from The Stencil Specialist.

Here's what I did with my canvas bag!

I was stumped on what to do with a canvas bag. Really all I ever do is paper crafting these days, so when our bag came in the mail I was a bit worried. I checked out what most people do with canvas products and decided I was only going to freak out more over it. LOL

So I took a deep breath and started testing out what to do and even found some iron-on transfer paper in my stash that I was going to use, but then I thought I should just go ahead and stamp right on the bag... so I did! I'm really glad I did!

I used Jaquard Dyna Flow inks that are just like painting with dyes, but they are paints that act like watercolor. Once dry they are there to stay so all I had to do was play with the shading right while I put down the color.

Thanks for stopping by! Head on over to the other blogs today for inspiration!

Janelle Stollfus - It's me!!!!

Stamps: Cling Bird Blossom Stamp Set (Stampendous)
Paper: not this time around
Ink: Jet Black StazOn ink (Tsukineko), Dye-na Flow Exciter inks (Jaquard)
Accessories: Canvas shoulder bag (Canvas Corp), white acrylic pen (Liquitex)

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