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Meet the Exhibitor: Meet Stampendous

Who is exhibiting at Oceans of Color, the 45th Annual Society of Decorative Painters International Conference & Expo in Daytona Beach in May? We’ll be featuring the companies that are exhibiting right here on the SDP Blog! Make sure you get an Expo ticket so you can see their latest products and shop their Expo specials, May 19-20, 2017 at the Ocean Center Convention Center.

Today we’re featuring Stampendous, who will be in booth #204! Read on and learn why you should plan to visit their booth.

Why should attendees stop by your booth?

Join Tammie Wilson as she demonstrates how to use and combine stamps into your decorative painting. No more tedious tracing, transferring or basecoating. Simply stamp, shade, highlight and you’re done!

What product(s) are you most excited about featuring at the SDP Expo?

We will be featuring stamps from our April release, including new designs from our one and only Fran Seiford, more enchanting images from our new licensee Laurel Burch™, as well as more fun and whimsical designs from House-Mouse Designs and Pink Your Life.

Can you give us a preview of what you’re planning at your booth?

Receive a free stamp with any purchase of $35 or more.

What is something that our attendees might not know about your company?

Stampendous was founded 36 years ago by Fran Seiford, who still designs 85% of our stamp images. Stampendous purchased Dreamweaver Stencils in 2015, and produces licensed images for Laurel Burch™, House-Mouse Designs, Andy Skinner and Pink Your Life. Finally, 80% of our product is manufactured in the USA!

Is there anything else you want us to promote to our attendees?

Join Chris Haughey and Tammie Wilson for Magical Media Bouquets (class 101), on Wednesday May 17 from 8:00am-Noon. Create two beautiful floral projects for just $40. Class includes surfaces, two stamp sets and stencil.

Not registered yet? Click here to sign up for our conference class and/or an expo ticket!

Throwback To Conference: Gearing Up For An Artful Journey

This year, Chris Haughey helped us “Gear Up For Art” at the 2015 SDP Conference & Expo. Her Conference art took us on an adventure into the world of mixed media. gearupforartclass

Next year, Debbie Cole CDA, the 2016 SDP Conference artist, will take us on “An Artful Journey”!

Read what Chris said about her 2015 Conference experience, and what Debbie Cole CDA has in store for everyone in 2016!
Chris Haughey, 2015 SDP Conference Artist

Chris Haughey, 2015 SDP Conference Artist

“I wasn't sure how receptive students would be to the unusual techniques that were involved in my special event, “Gear Up For Art.” This class took a different approach using DecoArt’s new Media line. Everyone loved the fresh, saturated paints; they had so much fun applying them to the background, layout, color and dimensional embellishments of the design. I was beyond thrilled! In addition to traditional painting, we scraped, stenciled, flicked, and even finger painted! My thoughts to sum it up – don’t be afraid to venture outside the box. Try new techniques, products and mediums. It will open many creative doors and the possibilities are endless!”
Debbie Cole CDA, 2016 SDP Conference Artist

Debbie Cole CDA, 2016 SDP Conference Artist

“I am thrilled to have been selected as the 2016 SDP Conference Artist. I love the theme, “An Artful Journey”! My head has been spinning with design ideas ever since I heard the theme. What can you expect? New techniques that everyone will enjoy; a project that incorporates innovative products that you can take home; an experience that will take you on “An Artful Journey” like no other. I know that the SDP Board is working hard to make the 2016 SDP Conference & Expo a wonderful event. I look forward to seeing you all next year! Did you participate in Chris Haughey’s special event, “Gear Up For Art,” at the 2015 SDP Conference & Expo? Send a picture of your finished artwork to klowenwirth@craftandhobby.org and it could be featured in a future eZine or here on the SDP Blog!

Top Moments So Far – SDP 43rd Annual Conference & Expo

The SDP 43rd Annual Conference & Expo kicked off on Monday, May 11 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL. Pictures will be shared all week long on the SDP Facebook page. Whether you couldn’t make it to Conference this year or already want to reminisce about the first few days, check out some of the top moments from Conference so far and what members are saying on Facebook below! First Day Of Conference _03A1086 "Let the memories begin!!" - Kim Ervin "Gear Up For Art" Special Event By Conference Artist Chris Haughey _03A1098 "Ever so accomplished and talented Chris Haughey!! One of my favorites!" - Allison Bosch Leeds First Day Of Classes _03A1268 "Lucky girls!" - Rosemary Gaitan Class Display _03A1044 "This is where you go to say, 'Oh I wish I had signed up for that.' Then you rush to the resale boards to see if someone wants to sell it." - Noreen Engelland Registration _03A1055 A special thanks to the official Show bag sponsor, Michaels Stores!