Friday, October 2, 2015

Pumpkin Yum-o!

It's a favorite in our family during fall. Pumpkin Pie! It's been a few years, back when we started making trips to the pumpkin patch in preschool that I was handed a recipe for scratch pumpkin pie. If you bought a pie pumpkin you received their family recipe. There is a bounty stock of puree in our freezer that is used for our Thanksgiving pumpkin pie! It is the best ever! Yum-O!

Now that I've got our minds and taste buds wandering around our memories of past pies, I'm going to switch it up and move to the theme this week for the Stampendous team. Pumpkins!!!!!! Bet that wasn't a surprise being my intro and it's the last day of the theme week. Haha.

I'm sharing this Eek A Boo card I made a few weeks back for the All In One theme. It's a pumpkin for Halloween sort and these characters were so fun to color.


Stampendous:W154 Eek A Boo Stamp
SSC1208 Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
DCS5081 Create A Poinsettia Die Cut Set
DWLX7029 Graduated Dot Stencil
DWDMBP Matte Black Embossing Paste
DWDPK Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
FRCK04 Hot Fragments Kit
MEM01 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
MMPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Chameleon Pens®
Ribbon by May Arts®
Mono Liquid Glue by Tombow®
Removable Clear Tape


  1. Tape stencil onto cardstock and spread paste along one side of stencil with palette knife.
  2. At 30 degree angle with paste spreader, sweep paste across stencil. Return unused paste to container, clean rim and close lid tightly.
  3. Remove three sides of tape from stencil using the last tape as a hinge to lift up stencil from cardstock. Set aside paper to dry.
  4. Rinse stencil immediately with nail brush in warm water.
  5. Stamp Eek A Boo onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  6. Trim around image with scissors.
  7. Cut frame die from Create A Poinsettia and cut in half to glue on the top and bottom edges of Eek A Boo image.
  8. Scribble Liquid glue around the middle of the dry stenciled cardstock and sprinkle Hot Fragments over it, tapping off excess and return to container.
  9. Glue down Eek A Boo image onto stenciled cardstock and tie a bow around it with ribbon.
  10. Glue onto card base.
  11. Stamp sentiment from Tricky Words onto white cardstock and color markers. Trim and glue onto card.

There is more inspiration from my teammates today! Please head on over to see what they've created!

Stampendous Stamps

Lea Fritts

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Coffee Lover's Hop and Reason for a Challenge

Hello coffee and challenge lovers! Today is the start of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I'm so excited to be able to hop this time around!

This is a growing group of bloggers who love to sip coffee and tea while making up some crafty goodness, so why not combine them into a hop that includes both! Don't mess with our mugs or messes! LOL

Get all the details and hop list on the official hop site — 

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

With 42 super sponsors and more Flash Sponsors on National Coffee Day (9/29) it's going to be a SUPER FUN hop!

Here's my Fall coffee card. I started out with my favorite brown and red fall colors and then I ended up with a few splashes of blue, green and yellow!

My card is coupled with the new Mix-Ability Challenge on Splitcoaststampers that I'm hosting this week. If your interested in mixed media and nervous to get started this challenge is the place for you. Bookmark the challenge link and when you are done hopping the Coffee Lover's blogs, jump over to the challenge and see what it's all about. We are working 9-to-5 for this challenge!

Stamps: Coffee Talk Perfectly Clear Stamp Set, NK Studios Grunge (Stampendous)
Paper: Mixed Media White (Stampendous), Soft Suede (SU)
Ink: Espresso, Frost White and Cyan (Colorbox), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Recycled Colored Pencils (Tombow), Hole Punch, bubble wrap (if not using the Grunge stamp set)

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Distressing A Project Choice

There are more prizes to be had this week while we are distressing projects.

Details for this fabulous prize package for TWO winners can be found on the Stampendous blog today.

The team is being joined by two fabulous industry artists this week, Tracy Weinzapfel and Terry Sproul, who have rusted out some projects and you will want to make sure you stop by their blogs to say hi and see what amazing projects they have done. Find a link to their project on the Stampendous blog this week.

Now it's my turn to show off some distressing magic. I apologize right this minute for not have step by step photos. I had my camera all set up to take snaps along the way, but this rust technique by Andy Skinner is the BOMB!

For those that want to see a work in progress...

After this step I just went to town and had a blast following all the stamping and painting steps in the rusty technique video. Here is the finished stack of Artist Trading blocks, which are the fun cherished memories box dies by Sizzix (link below).

Andy some more pics to show off the boxes in different arrangements. Haha. I used the heart from the box die and stamped the word "you" onto chipboard painted the same way as the boxes. I added a doorknob even, punching out chipboard with a crop-a-dile and gluing them together before paint distressing.

Every product that is part of the prize package was used on my project, with the exception of Andy Skinner's Cling Nature Stamps Set. That set I used on another ATB during the blog hop back in February.

Click the picture if you'd like to see that project as well. No guarantees that I made step out photos though.

Here are the other hops today for some distressing projects!

Stampendous Blog

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamps: Cling Industrial, Cling Steampunk (Stampendous)
Paper: Littles Sizzles Matte board (Sizzix)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Media Fluid Acyrlic Paints (Payne's Gray, Prussian Blue, Quinacrodine Red, Titan Buff, White Chalky Finish, Media Ultra Matte Varnish (DecoArt), 

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Stampendous and Tombow Blog Hop

Hi and happy hopping on this fine Saturday! This weekend my Stampendous teammates are hopping with some fabulous designers from Tombow. Each team is trying out something new and we are excited to share what we made with them, for the Stampendous team we are trying out the new Tombow Recycled Pencils in a beautiful set of 24!

There are prizes for our friends who hop along this weekend and enjoy seeing some of the Tombow creations from earlier this week, too. For details on the prize packages to two lucky commenters, go to the Stampendous blog post today.

My project today is using Cling Pop Up Forest Stamps Set and matching dies along with Forest Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. For all my color on the tree, I used Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils and Dual Brush Pens.

Here is a photo journal of how I made my card.

Stamped and colored leaf branches in Purple Ash fall colors.

Stamped and colored the tree trunk (did more coloring
after photo was taken to get rid of so much yellow)

Scribbled separately blues, then greens in Dual Brush
Pens onto craft mat and sprayed with water.
Critical: Use a small brush to swirl in circles to
get bigger beads of color.

Trim to size and glue onto matted 5 x 7 inch card base.
Tip: Use glue all over in light circle motions so the
wrinkles will flatten out.

Use Tombow Foam Dots to create different dimensions of
Stamp sentiment onto card base.
Here is the completed card.
Thank you so much for stopping by today enjoying your hop with us! Make sure to hop on to the beginning of the hop by clicking on the Stampendous blog link and if you have already been joining us your next stop is Pam Hornschu.

Here is the complete hop list in case you get lost along the way.
Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Lyn Bernatovich
Jennifer Priest
Janelle Stollfus
Pam Hornschu
Daniella Hayes
Alison Heikkila
Wendy Price
Tombow Blog

Stamps: Cling Pop Up Forest, Forest Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (Stampendous)
Tombow: Recycled Colored Pencils, Dual Brush Pens (603, 528, 476, 238, 245), 3D Foam Tabs, MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Paper: Mixed Media White Paper (Stampendous), Gray (Paper Accents)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko)
Accessories: Forest Die Cut Set (Stampendous), 

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