Jul 25 2012

New Limited Edition MINI Cooper~ The GP!

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MINI has released a couple of videos and a photo of the new MINI GP to be available later this year. Oooooh it’s purdy! :D

Click to see a larger picture:


Click this one to see the making of the Carbon Fiber rear wing:


Click this one to see the video of the wind tunnel testing. Cool! :)



Sign me up! I’ll take one. Only 2,000 will be made! :D

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Dec 13 2011

Look who is 50 and FABULOUS!

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Oh, it’s a very special day in Stampendous land! Our fearless Design Team leader, Laura Mann Weed is celebrating her 50th birthday today! Since we all love and appreciate her so much, we agreed to do a special little blog hop in her honor. As I was thinking about a card to make for this special occasion, I remembered Laura’s reaction to a card I made many months ago…my airbrushed hydrangea:

She absolutely fell in love with it, and was so kind with her compliments. I’m so glad I saved it, because Laura, this card now belongs to you. Happy, Happy Birthday! :)

Please hop along to the other blogs of our Design Team and share in the celebration with us:


Wendy P
Trudee <you are here!> ;)
Wendy J
Jennifer Dove
Be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday, okay? She deserves it. :D

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Nov 12 2011

Encrusted Jewel? Yep! It’s Time to HOP!

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Welcome to the StampendousFran•tage Encrusted Jewel Hop”!

All of us on the Stampendous DesignTeams are sooo excited about this new technique…an accidental creative process discovered by our own Fran Seiford, Chief Artistic Officer at Stampendous!

There is a quote that says, “There are no mistakes, just opportunities for embellishment!” How true is that? Today our super-creative-with-mistakes designers are excited to show you how you can deliberately create with gorgeous sloppiness. For more info on the process of Encrusting with the Fran•tage Essentials, check out the YouTube video HERE.

Here’s the list of our Encrusted Hoppers for today:

Stampendous Impressions’ Blog
Cyndi Bundy
Trudee Sauer <you are HERE!> ;)
Jennifer Dove
Pam Hornschu
Wendy Price
Taylor Usry
Wendy Jordan
Lynn Mercurio
Krissy Fossmeyer
Rachel Sztonyk
Suzanne Czosek

Here’s what I came up with for the challenge. I really love the added texture and bling from this technique, don’t you? It just adds that different, yet interesting detail to the design! :)


Stamps: I love Paris (Cling), Jornal Border (Perfectly Clear), Vintage Piano (Perfectly Clear), Blossom Spray (Cling)
Paper (Bazzill): kraft, pear, cameo, tawny medium
Ink: versamark, versafine sepia, versafine spanish moss, Adirondack pink sherbet, ranger vintage photo distress ink
Other goodies: vintage mahogany tinsel, pretty princess glitzy glitter (pink & green), corner rounder punch, notebook paper punch, may arts ribbon: pink, brown. Creative impressions olive crepe
Encrusted Jewel “ingredients”: amber mica, shabby white embossing enamel, champagne crushed glass glitter, multi medium crystal glitter

Okay, here’s the RULES! :D

As you hop from blog to blog, oohing and aahing over the Encrusted Jewel fabulousness, be sure to
leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog. Your
comments are your insurance that you have an opportunity to win one of four blog
candy goody boxes of Stampendous Fran•tage Essentials for you to create your own Encrusted Jewel goodness (click to see them!). You have until 8pm EST on Sunday to leave your comments! At this time we can only offer the goody box winnings to those residing in the United States. :)

Aged Black Prize Package
Aged Silver Prize Package
Aged Gold Prize Package
Shabby White Prize Package
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you enjoy the hop today, and GOOD LUCK!! :D

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Oct 12 2011


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This is my gift to you today. Please take ten minutes out of your day to watch it. Enjoy. :)

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Jul 13 2011

Lucky Number 7!

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Okay, I have decided that these stamp sets have got to go. Seriously. So, I have priced them all at $7 each. The small sets are 2 for $7.  That is a really good deal, as most of these stamps sets are like new!

Check ‘em out on my listing HERE! :D

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Jun 11 2011

Stampendous! Blog Hoppin’ Lily

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Welcome to the Stampendous! Blog Hop! Are ya having fun, yet?! Of course you are. Because us Stampendous! gals are a fun group, don’tcha think? *nodding yes* :D


This Stampendous! Blog Hop is featuring the NEWEST, LATEST and GREATEST Jumbo Cling Rubber Flower Stamps, and OH MY GOSH are they stunning!

Cling Jumbo Dogwood Set
Cling Jumbo Tulip Set
Cling Jumbo Tiger Lily Set

These stamps are *so* easy to use.  Just put these foam mounted Jumbo stamps on one of Stampendous! jumbo clear blocks and stamp with crisp images every time. You can use them to make cards, layouts, even home decor.  They are just THAT versatile!


So, the hopping list is in the following order:

Stampendous! http://stampendousblog.wordpress.com/

Pam http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/

Rachel http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/

Kristine http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com/

Taylor http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/

Krissy http://www.paperinkspirations.blogspot.com/

Trudee http://trudee.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ YOU ARE HERE! :D

Wendy J http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/

Wendy P http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/

Cyndi http://www.scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/

Geny http://madisonavenue.typepad.com/

Lynn http://www.stamperosity.com/

Jenn http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/


For my sample, I chose the Cling Jumbo Tiger Lily set and the Birthday Assortment set:

I couldn’t resist making this Jumbo Tiger Lily into a Stargazer Lily! (One of my favorite flowers.) I colored it with my Copics in the following colors: RV11, RV34, RV17, RV19, YG95, 0 (colorless blender to assist in blending the edges).

The stamen and dots on the petals were embossed using the following colored powders: lettuce, honey, clear bark. To do this, I used a Ranger embossing pen. First I traced over the stamens, added the lettuce green EP and embossed. Next, I traced the anther, added the honey yellow EP and embossed. Finally, I traced the dots on the petals, added the clear bark EP and embossed.

Here is a detail shot of all the embossing:

I mounted a black panel to the Honey swiss dotted Bazzill cardfront, stamped the sentiment on the lower left, then adhered the the white panel, which was randomly stamped with the flourish image from the set. I used Ranger lettuce ink for this. I trimmed out the flower, and adhered it to the white panel using foam dimensional tape. A final detail of three black brads in the upper right complete my design. Card measures 5 1/2″ square.


BLOG HOPPIN’ RULES!! You KNOW you wanna win these Cling Jumbo Stamps. ;)

Prizes:  Giving away 2 of each of the three NEW sets, and each will come with a Jumbo Handle

Just leave a comment between Saturday, June 11th through Wednesday, June 15th on EVERY participant’s blog!!  You might want to make sure your first name and last initial is in the comment so we don’t confuse you with someone else.

Winner will be announced on Friday, June 17th

Now go hop along to see what Wendy J has created for you! Thanks for hopping by! :D

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Jun 09 2011

Hop, Hop, Hop!

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Hello, friends!

Be sure to come and visit me on Saturday! Stampendous! is having a Blog Hop with fabulous projects, and a chance to win some super fantastic goodies!

See you then!! :D

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May 31 2011

Celebrate! & a Stampendous! DT call

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Well, hello there! :D

I know it has been a little while since my last creative post. I’d been working on super secret stuff for Stampendous! and then life got busy with a cross country trip to Vegas for a MINI event out there. Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook have seen some of the photos. What a great time we had. :D If you are not friends with me on Facebook, please click the link on my left sidebar. I’d love to be your Facebook friend. :D

If you have a blog, I highly recommend applying for a spot on the Stampendous! BlogStars Design Team! If you apply, please tell them I sent you, okay? and GOOD LUCK!! :D

And now, a bit of cute for the day:

I just love these little bees from the Bee Happy line of stamps!  However, *real* bees with pointy stingers? Not so much. But these little guys are safe. And cute. ;) He’s got his happy little bee butt plopped on a cupcake, and he’s celebrating! :D

I embossed the sentiment with a dark brown embossing powder, and of course the image is colored using my Copic markers. I love that little Doodlebug heart button as an accent. I purchased a small set of those buttons a few years ago, and don’t even know if they still make ‘em. I’m glad I found it in my stash, because I think it’s perfect. Of course, there’s no way this card was leaving my desk before I added a bit of glitter! I mean seriously, people! ;) The double sided patterned paper is Overton House by EK Success, and the ribbon is American Crafts. Spellbinder’s circle die, and the Copic airbrush for a splash of pink in the background.

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you all had a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend. Let the Summer fun begin! WOO HOO!! :D

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Apr 17 2011

Just Rite and Spellbinders Wizard

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The Spellbinders set has been sold. Thank you!


Hello, friends! :D

I have been busy working on some super duper TOP SECRET things for the new Stampendous! catalog release in July. Oh my gosh, just wait until you see some of these things! Fabulous, I tell ya. ;)


As I continue to make my way though supplies I have rarely or never used, I have come across two sets of items. As with the other things, I’d like to offer them up here to y’all before I list them on Ebay. Please email me if you are interested. [trustamps (at) gmail (dot) com] First come first served! :D

The first is a set of brand new, unopened stamps and mounts from JustRite.

Brayton Font (Uppercase 296 character font set in 3 sizes)

  • Five sets of letter, numbers & symbols with stackable storage case:
  • One 95pt Brayton script set
  • Two 50pt Brayton script sets
  • Two 25pt Brayton sets (with extra vowels)

Baking Stamp Ensemble

  • 6 designer borders
  • 6 designer centers
  • 12 page how-to guide

Christmas Stamp Ensemble

  • 6 designer borders
  • 6 designer centers
  • 12 page how-to guide

Harmony Classic Circle Stamper III

  • 3 1/4″ diameter

Harmony Rectangular Stamper Set

  • 1 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle
  • 2 3/8″ x 5 1/2″ rectangle

I would like to sell this kit for $65 which includes Priority Mail shipping:


The next is a HUGE, and I mean HUGE set of items from Spellbinders. I was shocked to learn that they are no longer making the Wizard. It is an absolutely fabulous machine! I am still using my original model, the shiny purple metallic one, and it still works like a champ. When Spellbinders updated it several years ago, I obtained one of those, but never had a need to use it, since my original is still perfect. So, I am selling this brand new, never been used Wizard with the cutting mats, spacer and embossing mat, Users manual and instructional DVD, and a gigantic collection of dies with some coordinating stamps (some stamps are clear and some are unmounted rubber). I would like to sell this set of items for $165 which includes Priority Mail shipping (I know, that is crazy cheap!):

I will be back to posting some eye candy this week, so until next time, wishing you a beautiful day! :D



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Apr 13 2011


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For those of you who may be interested, I have created a personal Facebook profile HERE.

Feel free to send a friend request to me if you wish! :D


EDIT: If the link doesn’t work, (not sure why?) please do a search for me using my name. The profile picture is my violet and yellow hydrangea card.  Thanks! :D

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