Friday, July 17, 2015

Stampendous and Chameleon Color Hop



If you've been hopping along with us you are more than almost done, so glad you've kept going to stop by my blog! Here's the hop list just in case you might get lost along the way.


Prizes? Oh yes, please comment along the way and tell us where you live because it really matters! The prizes are uniquely shipped to your region if you live in the US, Canada or UK, AND the Australian distributor for Stampendous is jumping in to sponsor a prize as well! AND Chameleon Pens has a drawing for a package of pens as well! See the details on prizes by clicking the first link in our hop (the Stampendous Blog). Commenting is closed by Sunday night Pacific Daylight Time.

So here is my project!


If you are interested in how I created this card there is a nifty project page on the Stampendous website with supplies and instructions at

HappyHoppers® Mistletoe Bunnies by Janelle Stollfus

However you won't be able to see all the close-ups that I have here on my blog. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!
Click to enlarge photo.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Coloring Magic with Stampendous


This week the design team at Stampendous gets to show off two fabulous products! Stampendous and Chameleon Pens are knocking socks off with great stamps and vibrant color tone gradient markers. Be prepared for wow!


I'm so glad you have stopped by my blog. Today I'm sharing Quilted Santa, a new image from Stampendous, that is part of the Christmas in July theme week AND our hop with Chameleon Art Products.

Here is today blog hop participants

Chameleon Blog Hop
Janelle Stollfus - you are here!
Chameleon Pens Blog

and if you have some time to see more great new stamps from Stampendous you can see them on these blogs too!


You can see some awesome videos on how to use these new pens to get you up to speed and having a great time coloring in no time. These pens are super to use when you are on the go and for crafters who want the look of blending different pens with only a set of 20 colors! They are great quality color solution and the pens themselves are lush. It took me a short time to adjust to using only one pen to get gradations in of a color tones and then I was coloring as they instruct with some old habits kicking back in from time to time.

If you haven't used them try them out, or you can hop on over to the Chameleon Pen Blog and find out how to win a pen set of your very own! Stampendous has 4 prize packages up for grabs, so check out the details on their blog!

P273 Quilted Santa card

Closeup of Santa's gloves

Closeup of Santa hat, beard and teddy bear
Now how about some supplies and instructions to make your own card!

Supplies:

Stampendous:
P273 Quilted Santa
FRG06 Fresh Green Glass Glitter
MPW811 Fran’s Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Color Tones 22 Pen Set by Chameleon Pens® (Pretty sure I used all 20 pens in the set)
Chevron ribbon by May Art Ribbon®

Instructions:

  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 11 inch color cardstock in half for a finished 5 1/2 inch square card base.
  2. Stamp Quilted Santa in black ink onto Mixed Media White paper and color with Chameleon markers.
  3. Trim image and glue onto color cardstock panel.
  4. Tie ribbon Ina knot around light colored cardstock and to card base.
  5. Glue a stripe of Crushed Glass Glitter onto card base panel.
  6. Adhere colored image onto card base.


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Friday, July 3, 2015

Stampendous and May Arts Blog Hop




Welcome to my little crafty puddle today! I'm hopping with Stampendous and May Arts today in a HUGE blog hop! If you're in the know about this then you have probably come from Kristine Reynolds blog so you are in the right spot! You're next hop will be to Tenia Nelson's blog.

We've been hopping all week long and today is the big party of all hops, so grab a comfy spot to sit and hop along. If you are just joining the hop you can start over on the Stampendous blog.

There is a plethora of prizes from Stampendous. Check out the Stampendous blog for details and official rules, but not only do US/Canada peeps get a chance to win, so do Stampendous fans in Australia, too! That is awesome, right? Yep. And May Arts is having a great prize on their blog too.


It's a US holiday coming up this weekend and for me, I didn't want it to pass by without coloring House-Mouse Designs® Patriotic Painters, so for our international friends I hope you don't mind, they are a trio of pretty cute mice all by themselves whether they have a flag behind them or not.

Here's how I made this card.

Supplies:

Stampendous:
HMR33 Patriotic Painters
MPW811 Fran's Mixed Media White Paper
CP811 Creative Palette MonoPrinting Plate
SH57 Jumbo Acrylic Stamp Handle
MEM01 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

Plus:
Cardstock by Core'dinations®
1/8-inch Royal Blue Ric Rac Trim by May Arts Ribbon
1/4-inch Red Chevron ribbon by May Arts Ribbon
Alcohol Markers by Copic®
Prismacolor Colored Pencils by Sanford®
Paint by DecoArts®
Glue


  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 11 card base in half for a finished size of 5 1/2 inches square.
  2. Make a monoprint with Creative Palette plate and acrylic paints.
  3. Stamp Patriotic Painters with Tuxedo Black ink onto white Mixed Media paper and color with markers.
  4. Color shadows and highlight flag with "strokes" of paint with colored pencils.
  5. Trim a piece of tan cardstock and adhere onto card base. Repeat with a smaller piece of monoprint paper and glue down onto card base at an angle.
  6. Trim textured cardstock the size of colored image and glue each down onto the card base at differing angles.
  7. Wrap card front with coordinating ribbon and tie in a bow.

Fun combination of ribbons from May Arts

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my project. This slightly mixed media card is also for the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability Challenge MIX127: Red, White and Blue. Join us if you want, it's an easy approach to mixed media.





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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summer Hop with Spellbinders and May Arts


Today your have come to my blog for two wonderful blog hops! Yea! The Spellbinders' Summer Road Trip Partner Hop is today and Stampendous is one of the featured companies of the day! 

There are prizes available at Spellbinders for commenting each day using the partner company giveaway link (Stampendous has one today on their blog)... and there are prizes on the Stampendous blog for commenting each day. Please take a look at their official rules and deadlines for Spellbinders and Stampendous. 

If you came from Laura Drahozal's blog you are in the right spot and when you finish here you'll move on to Lea Kimmel's blog. Full link list is on the Stampendous blog.


Another company that we know and love, also hopping with Spellbinders, is our second hop. We couldn't make things as beautiful without some fantastic ribbon from May Art Ribbon.

Oh yes, prizes are available with our summertime ribbon hop by commenting on the Stampendous blog and each designers blog each day. Check out the Stampendous blog for details.

You can make a short hop through the May Arts hop today as Asia King and I are sharing some of our grand ribboned projects. If you want to hop from the beginning you can start on The Stampendous blog.



This week we are have a road trip summertime by the sea theme! That couldn't have come together more smoothly by all three companies involved, right? So I started out my project with that in mind and here's how I made it.

Supplies:

Stampendous:

Plus: 
Bitty Blossoms Die Set by Spellbinders 
Cardstock by Core'dinations
Acrylic Paint by DecoArt
Paper Pastels/chalks
Slit punch or Die
Spray bottle
Fixative Spray

Instructions:

  1. Create a top folding card by folding 7 x 9 inch cardstock in half for a finished size of 7 x 5 inches. Fold one side in half for a stand up card.
  2. Using a slit punch or die, create a latch on the base of the card to help your card stand up.
  3. Stamp Seashell Jar onto tan cardstock and color with pastels and spray with fixative.
  4. Emboss brown cardstock with Shady Allure 3D Embossing Folder and color with pastels. Glue to card base.
  5. Stamp Wired  image around the edges of the embossed layer using DecoArt paint and sponge applicator as well as the inside of the card.
  6. Create a monoprint with red paint on the Creative Palette and when dry die cut out with Bitty Blossom set. Roll up from the outside of the petal spiral to the inside and glue on center tab.
  7. Tie bow across bottom of card front and adhere Seashell Jar onto card.
  8. Glue Bitty Blossoms onto card front.
  9. Stampendous Near the Sea sentiment onto white cardstock and distress with chalks. Cut into a banner with tails and glue onto card base.
  10. Use pastels on the inside of the card and seal with fixative.



Thank you for stopping by today!

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