Just Add a Little Dazzle!

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This week we have a special collaboration for you (and yes, there are PRIZES)! We’re playing with Add a Little Dazzle’s Metal Sheets all week, and you’ll be thrilled at the looks you can get when you combine this gorgeous product with stamps, dies, powders, etc!

The company very generously sent each of our Design Team members an assortment of their gorgeous metal. You can punch it, stamp on it, die cut it, cut, sand it to reveal its silver lining, the possibilities are endless! You’ll love playing with this product, and we know you want to win some!

We’re offering three prize packages in exchange for comments on the blog posts this week. The prize package consists of the Stampendous Blossom Beauty Stamp set, the Blossom Beauty Cutting Dies and an Assortment Package of gorgeously colored metal sheets.

Prize Package from Add a Little Dazzle

Here’s my sample using the Blossom Beauty. I die cut the flowers after I stamped them with StazOn. I stamped the Butterfly with our W120 Rattan Weave stamp before die cutting him and stamped it on the card front as well. The butterfly is from the Lovely Garden Die Set. Notice that I added our Gold Holographic Dot Sparklers Class A’Peels™ Stickers to the flower center for even more dazzle!

Blossom Beauty with A Little Dazzle by Laura Weed

Blossom Beauty with A Little Dazzle by Laura Weed

We’re doing our blog hop with a Linky Party this time. Below there is a link to each of the participating bloggers/designers today from both the Stampendous and Add a Little Dazzle teams! Leave comments on ALL the blogs so we can enter you to win one of our prize packages!

PS. If the Link Tool doesn’t work for you, here’s who is playing today -

Stampendous (you are here)

Add a Little Dazzle

Kristine Reynolds

Cathy Parlitsis

Lee-Ann Cross

Lee Ann Barrett

Tenia Nelson

If you get to a blog and it says something like “that post isn’t here”, just click on the blog header or look for a link that says Home near the top. That will take you to the blog home, and the blog hop post should be somewhere near the top. Thanks for your patience!

Thursday Treats!

Fall is just around the corner and Halloween is on its way. We just can’t resist this season with spooky fun and tiny treats! There’s candy in the office, Halloween decor (lots of it courtesy of our Design Team samples!), and tricky fun around every corner. In case you missed the fun earlier, here are the posts from MONDAY, TUESDAY, and WEDNESDAY this week.

Our adorable friends from House-Mouse Designs® find this season irresistible, too! Artist Ellen Jareckie has given Monica, Maxwell, Amanda, Muzzy and Mudpie an irrepressible urge to dress up and go looking for candy! They’ve got quite a sweet tooth!  Our Design Team loves to color these adorable critters, and they’ve got some delightful inspiration for you today.

Ellen’s Gruffies® like Halloween, too! Booda and Pebble have gathered some treats, but Pebble has spilled his! Poor thing, I’m sure Booda will help him pick them up, but some may end up in her basket! Have a gander at this adorable card that Suzanne Czosek colored with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarelle watercolor pencils – you can try this project yourself on our website HERE.

Spilled Treats by Suzanne Czosek

Spilled Treats by Suzanne Czosek

Now take a run by these terrific blogs and leave some love for our Design Team! They really appreciate it when you can stop by to say hi!

Rhea Weigand

Happy Hallowednesday!

The darling friends from House-Mouse Designs® by Ellen Jareckie are Trick or Treating on our blog this week. The sweet House-Mouse, Gruffies®, and HappyHoppers® are bringing their Halloween fun to you in the cutest stamps you’ve ever seen. Stampendous is so proud to be the exclusive manufacturer for House-Mouse Designs® Stamps in both Wood Mounted and Cling Rubber! You can find them all HERE on our website!

The new stamps for this year are big, with lots of areas to color! And you can always check out our House-Mouse® coloring guide here on our blog. Jennie Lin Black has another cute sample today -

Carrot Costume by Jennie Lin Black

Carrot Costume by Jennie Lin Black

And several other Design Team members are featuring Halloween House-Mouse images on their blogs as well. Please stop by and leave them some love! They so appreciate your visits and your comments!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jennifer Dove

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

It’s A House-Mouse® Halloween

Happy Monday, Everyone! Now that Fall is in the air (hahaha it’s almost 90 degrees here in So. Cal and will be over that by Saturday!), it’s time to start planning those Halloween Greetings and Tricky Treats for that oh-so-fun season coming soon!

This week we’re playing with the SUPER cute House-Mouse Designs® Halloween stamps we released in July! They’re all so darling, and our team have outdone themselves coloring and creating with these adorable images. Take a look at this darling card from teamie Jennifer Dove.

Carrot Costume by Jennifer Dove

Carrot Costume by Jennifer Dove

Jennifer posted this darling stand up card on her blog last week, CLICK HERE to see that. Then go check out the darling projects from our other Design Team Members!

Jamie Martin

Rhea Weigand

And whenever we feature the darling House-Mouse Designs® friends from the pen of Ellen Jareckie, we want to remind you about the House-Mouse and Friends Challenge blog! Our dear friend America Kuhn hosts that challenge and there’s always loads of loot up for grabs! They’ve got weekly themes and a fun time is had by all featuring all the favorite creatures from Ellen’s collection. Be sure to hop over there and check it out!

The House-Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog

Challenges – Catching Up!

We have just been so busy making new products, introducing you to partner companies, and sharing our terrific samples, that we’ve got a bit behind on our monthly Blog Challenges! Well, time to catch up!

First, we’re thrilled to announce our July Challenge Winner – Darlene Pavlick! You can see her project and Darlene can claim her prize by visiting the

July Challenge Winner Page

Then there’s our August Challenge! Wow! Well, that flew by and we never even got that far! We’re going to give you until September 25th to link your Summer Memories project to our InLinkz tool so that this great theme doesn’t get skipped! You can see all the details on our

August Challenge Page

And finally it’s back to school with our September Challenge where it’s all about the kids! Anything with a kid theme, a theme kids would like, or just a kid like thought is fair game for this one! Babies to Toddlers to Tweens to Teens to Kids of All Ages. Let’s see what makes ‘em smile. Enter your project on our

September Challenge Page

Remember that none of your projects HAVE to use Stampendous products (although we’d be lying if we didn’t say we like them better when they do!).  Start making something cool and enter it.

Fran•táge a Friendly Greeting

These beautiful collage stamps we’re featuring this week capture perfectly the Fran•táge style. Vintage, shabby chic, a bit timeworn and well-loved (or neglected), all these elements lend a charm and beauty to items and greetings. We’ve done the work for you with collages of vintage and original images combined with Fran’s flair for composition to create these gorgeous stamps. Each with a small space perfect for the greetings from our Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps™ sets.

The design team has been sharing all week, and they’ve more to share today! Hope you’ve enjoyed the inspiration and might want to add a couple of these images to your collection!

Kristine Reynolds made this gorgeous card without a greeting! So festive and sweet with all the butterflies adding so much texture, and using the Encrusted Jewel Technique on the edges of her focal point!

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Here’s some more inspiration from our terrific team!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Thanks for following us this week!

Collage Images for Easy Cards

These complete collage images make it so easy to create a stunning card! You’ll love the ease and versatility of them. Choose to color? Great! Skip the coloring? Fast and easy! Check out this gorgeous example by Suzanne Czosek! Some delightful trims have made this image super elegant in no time at all! You can find instructions and supplies for this gorgeous card on our website HERE.

Eiffel Collage by Suzanne Czosek

Eiffel Collage by Suzanne Czosek

More of our terrific team are playing today! Why not cruise by their blogs and get some more inspiration for these terrific collage stamps?!!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus (previously posted)

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