Thursday, July 26, 2012

Stampendous New Release Blog Hop

The Stampendous DT is sharing projects using new stamps.   The new release is now available in Stampendous store. 

When I saw the new Jumbo Cling Snowflakes I knew I wanted to use this sweet image of my daughter:
The picture is very dark but I love how it pops against white, gray and lavender colors.

The background has a light sprinkling of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Plum) to match her coat.

The snowflakes are stamped in gray with a hint of plum in the snowflake. I also added a touch of the Stampendous Crystal Ultra Fine glitter to the snowflakes.  The snowflakes are cut around the frame to fit the picture in the background.

I love the Altered Alphabet set for adding sentiments to my layouts.

My second project celebrates Halloween! The new release contains a variety of fun and vintage Halloween images. 

I started with the Steampunk Owl and stamped him on white cardstock.  I added a touch of color using watercolor pencils and waterbrush on the Owl. I sponged the edges with orange dye ink and then attached it to the front of a 7 Gypsies book cover.  Heat emboss the edges using Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.   I stamped the Halloween  from the  Halloween Sprite and heat embossed it using Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel.  After it cooled down I sponged over the embossing with  Tsukineko Purple StazOn ink. I added a hint of purple using the Aged Wine Embossing Enamel over the gold.

A few of my teammates are showing off new products from Stampendous as well! Not only do some of them have their own blog candy, Stampendous will be drawing a winner for this great prize pack.

How do you win it? It's easy! One of the featured bloggers today will be choosing a random commenter from her blog, and that lucky person will be announced on the Stampendous blog tomorrow. The more places you leave a comment, the better your chances are to win! Below is the list of team members who are sharing inspiration today:

Stampendous Impressions
Jennifer Ingle
Kristine Reynolds
Jennifer Dove 
Lynn Mercurio
Taylor Usry 
Jan Garber
Susie Moore
Lea Kimmel
Rhea Weigand
Wendy Price
Janelle Stollfus
Suzanne Czosek  
Tenia Nelson

Thanks for stopping by...



  1. fabulous Suzz. Love the LO snowflakes. The colours are awesome...the soft plum really gives such depth

  2. Love your snowflake layout - if it has a snowflake on it then it's good for me!!
    Your owl piece is right up my street and I love the use of the embossing enamel in particular.

  3. Wow... these are amazing, Suzanne. Love your adorable winter layout with those beautiful snowflakes and that cutie in the photo!

    Your steampunk owl is incredible! Your have really done a fantastic job with this project from the tremendous heat embossing to the pin with all those great charms. FABULOUS job!

  4. That Steampunk Owl piece is amazing!!! Adorable layout! I love the bit of lavender with the snowflakes!

  5. Beautiful projects. I love a gal who uses the proper spelling of Hallowe'en!

  6. Great the ink you used for the snowflakes.

  7. Wonderful projects, Suzz - so creative!

  8. Amazing job done on both cards!!!

  9. What a gorgeous layout and altered book cover! Wow!

  10. I love both of these pieces! They really capture the spirit of the new products. Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

  11. Great projects and love your layering affects!

  12. That snowflake layout is wonderful! What time it must have taken to cut them, but they look wonderful!

  13. The book front is such a cool, vintage touch! Love it!

  14. Very nice the snowflakes drawing the eye to the pic on your layout.

  15. i love your snow layout. the details on the halloween tag are awesome. every time i look at it i see something els you have done to. great job.

  16. Total opposite designs here. Your owl is very grungy and steampunk, and your page is bright and light. Those snowflakes look that!

  17. Love your snowflake LO, great photo of your daughter. Enjoy her! Also love that steampunk owl, so very cool!

  18. Such wonderful creations my friend.


  19. Cool card.

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  20. Wonderful snowflake layout and great Halloween decor.

  21. Great card and layout! Love the snowflakes!

  22. Love that layout! It is so dimensional!

  23. Love both of your projects so much! The layout is gorgeous and that Halloween tag is AMAZING!!

  24. You have such a great eye for colors. I would have been afraid to put the snowflakes on such a light background, but they jump off the page and just send your focus straight to the picture. The altered alphabet is perfect on the page as is the glitter. Then the halloween hanging is so great. I love your usage of the colored embossing enamels on the edges.

  25. Adorable page of your cute DD! That Halloween project is great a owl!!

  26. Two very different but equally fabulous projects Sue. The scrap page of your Daughter's lovely photo is perfect. Gorgeous snowflakes!

    The book cover is quite amazing with such a fabulous aged effect. Love the owl with his hat and watch.

    Lesley Xx

  27. Both are GREAT projects! What a sweet winter photo!


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