Monday, October 29, 2012


Hi, it's Barb here, playing Stampendous BlogStar!

My oldest son has a birthday coming up and he is a bit of a non-traditional, Steampunk kind of guy...and loves I thought of him when I saw this Stampendous Cling Felinus.  "F.E. Linus, top-hatted kitty and Spectacle Maker is a skilled Lapidary on the side! That means he prepares raw stones for sale while grinding lenses for your vintage glasses. This astute fellow is the ninth in his line. Use him to create Fran•taáge greetings for your cat loving friends".

I started out sponging some distress ink on the edges of the buttery tan card stock. I then stamped  F. E. Linus with distress ink, and stamped the flourish from the Cling Jumbo Tulip set.  Then I played with the Fran•táge technique, using Aged Gold Embossing Enamel and Tarnished Mica Fragments.  And don't forget the sentiment...this came from Vintage Typewriter.  I stamped the paper image on a separate piece of light cream card stock and inked the edges, then stamped the 'happy birthday', slightly curving the clear stamps.  I attached the 'notes' and the metal clock embellishment with Beacon Zip Dry Paper Glue and then attached to a black card base.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stampendous October Release Blog Hop

Children Play...

I love playing with this fun new set from Stampendous called Children Play.  I've paired this sweet little image with another new set called Thoughtful Wishes ...lots of cute curvy sentiments.  And speaking of fun, do you just love the Purple Color Fragments combined with the Aged Gold Embossing Enamel? Really reminded me of fall! 

I stamped the image using Memento Black Tuxedo Ink, added a little color with a couple of Copics, used the Fran•táge Technique to add the Gold Embossing Enamel and Purple Color Fragments.  Then I rounded the corners, added this awesome pleated ribbon from May Arts, punched a scallop edge and matted the purple card stock onto a mustard card base. 

Check out some of the new images in the Stampendous October Catalog.

There's lots of inspiration to be had, and prizes too; so be sure to follow along on this great New Release Blog Hop! If you happen to get lost along the way, go back to the Stampendous Blog.

Annette Witherspoon 
Asia King 
Barb Turpin - yes, that's me!
Cyndi Bundy
Janelle Stollfus  
Jennifer Ingle 
Jennifer Dove 
Kristine Reynolds
Lea Kimmel 
Mary Dawn Quirindongo 
Melinda Gleissner  
Pam Hornschu 
Rhea Weigard
Suzanne Czosek
Taylor Usry
Tenia Nelson
Tobi Crawford
Wenday Jordan
Wendy Price 
Yana Smakula 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Stampendous - October Release

Welcome to Day 5 of the Stampendous Sneak Peek Week!

I just love vintage children images like this one from the new Children Play.  And even though the image doesn't start out as a silhouette, it is easily turned into a silhouette image with a Copic marker.

The sweet sentiment is from another new set called Thoughtful Wishes.  

Add some Core'dinations embossed card stock and some pretty May Arts ribbon and you're all set!

Be sure to see all of the wonderful inspiration today over at the Stampendous Blog, browse through the catalog, and definitely come back tomorrow for the grand finale Blog Hop.  Much fun to be had!  Here's the Friday lineup...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cherish - Fabulous Florals

I must say I'm really loving these Jumbo Cling Stamps by Stampendous...this one is called Cling Jumbo Rosehips and I thought it was a perfect pairing for the challenge at CR84FN Color Challenge #65:

This is the last day for this color combination at CR84FN, but be sure to play along for the rest of the month over at the Stampendous October Challenge - Fabulous Florals!  And speaking of Stampendous, this brand new sentiment stamp (stamped with Clear Bark Embossing Powder) is from Rose Thoughts...check out the October catalog HERE!

There is some awesome inspiration from this new catalog over at the Stampendous Blog all week long.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Plume Postale-DYSU?

Welcome to the DYSU Challenge Blog and Stampendous Impressions Blog Collaboration!  The challenge this week is 'Something Old'.  Do You Stack Up?  Be sure to play along for a chance to win some great prizes.

I love the soft feel of the vintage image Plume Portrait combined with the vintage Carte Postale stamp.

Can you believe it's almost the end of October already?  I've been back from vacation for two weeks now and I am just now getting some crafty time've heard the expression 'getting my sea legs'?  I wonder if that applies to getting your mojo back...'getting my craft legs'?  Maybe not--LOL!  I think I needed a vacation from my vacation...I'd like to take a week off work just to craft...course it would take me that long to get my craft room organized...which would be a good thing as well.  Thanks for following the rambling...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Jumbo Tulip

Here is my first contribution to the Stampendous Fabulous Florals October Challenge.  I used the Cling Jumbo Tulip Set.  Love the background image that comes in the set, I'm sure I'll be using that one often.  I also added a sweet little butterfly from the Charm Collection Set.  First I stamped the butterfly image on some Shrink Plastic and then used an oval punch and then added a small hole before I put it in the oven...then added a jump ring and some embroidery floss to thread it through the card base...and I just love the font on this sentiment from Happy Messages, it looks so handwritten, but better!

Here's a close up of the butterfly, I didn't realize till I looked at the close up that I forgot to remove the little knot from the twine...LOL ooops!  My new daughter-in-law really liked this stamp when she saw it, maybe I'll make her a Gift Set with a floral theme.

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