Mice and Friendly Dreams

Our friendly mice have had a wonderful week in the spotlight and decided to work together for a relaxing cup of tea. Here are House-Mouse and Friends Chamomile Nap

Debbie Cole created this darling box with Chamomile Nap and Floral Tapestry for a sweet herbal storage or gift box. Another angle of the lid can be found on this project page with all the supplies and instructions to recreate this fabulous piece.

Here is Chamomile Nap in a delightful card colored by colorist and class instructor Jennie Lin Black. For updates on classes visit her blog, Color with Jennie.

And, in case you’re not visiting and entering regularly, you should really pop over to the House-Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge! The challenge this month is “Friendship”, so you’ve got the inspiration you need! Click HERE to check out their design team inspiration and find out more!

Designer’s post for today —

Janelle Stollfus

 

Artist Trading “Block” Hop Day

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“We are having a “Block” Hop today !

It’s been an incredible week of  inspiration, learning from the talented designers with Eileen Hull’s box dies and hearing from all of you on how the fabulous combination of products from both companies are inspiring you to create with new dimension. We want to thank Eileen Hull for sharing her expertise and talent with her Sizzix Dies and to the Inspiration team who have expanded our ideas of Stampendous products with artist trading blocks. We have an impressive blog hop today so grab your cozy blanket and favorite beverage so you’ll be all set for the hop. Enjoy and as always we love hearing from you in the comments throughout the block hop.

We have prizes!!!  We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW!

If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

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Comment to win Feb. 23 – March 8, 2015

 We know you won’t want to miss a single creation in this hop, and the Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team has several members that live outside the United States, so it took a while for them to get their products from us. We need to give them time to post and you time to comment, so the comment deadline will be Sunday, March 8th. A whole extra week! We will continue posting links as we receive them from the Inspiration Team, so be sure to keep checking back. You get one entry for every comment, so you don’t want to miss the chance to leave a thoughtful comment on each project. For those who tend to get lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” link list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.

Here are today’s participating designers -

Pam Hornschu

Asia King

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Tenia Nelson

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Wendy Price

Lea Kimmel

Anne Redfern

Donna Budzynski

Diana Hetherington

Oxana Moupasiridou

 Eileen Hull’s Blog

If you’ve missed a day of our block party you can jump back to MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY.

Stay connected for future collaborations, news and updates!

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Dreamweaver Stencils Challenge for Frou Frou

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There are only a few days left of the February Frill and Fabulous Challenge. The time is now if you want to submit a project! Have fun!

The New Block for an Artist

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Welcome to our “Block Party” week where creativity has many dimensions!

Artist trading blocks provide a multi-dimensional canvas for your artistic expression.  It’s never been easier to create, collect and share your style with Stampendous stamps and Essentials!

The creativity of a collaboration provides new ways of designing with the same styles you love from Stampendous and new product partners that complement so well together. Of course, we love playing with new toys so it’s a win-win for all of us.

There is a striking line up of designers posting today and we know that you’re going to love more inspiration so let’s get started “block” hopping through them. Did we mention there are prizes for you hoppers?

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We have prizes!!!  We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW!

If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

We’ve extended the commenting time to accommodate designers posting projects that received their Stampendous products through slow mail. So we’ve extended the deadline a whole extra week to give us, you and the designers time to enjoy the collaboration projects from the “block party” hop. The comment deadline will be Sunday, March 8th. We will continue posting links as we receive them from the Inspiration Team, so be sure to keep checking back. You get one entry for every comment, so you don’t want to miss the chance to leave a thoughtful comment on each project. For those who tend to get lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” link list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.

Here are today’s participating designers -

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Lea Kimmel

Pam Hornschu

Eileen Hull

Amy Bowerman

Tracy Evans

Lisa Hoel

Nicole Wright

 

Stay connected for future collaborations, news and updates!

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Ingenuity Comes in All Sizes

Being vertically challenged is a moment by moment feat, these mice find ways around those obstacles by involving those friends. Today we have some mice that are not only using their ingenuity they are plotting a revenge.

Amy Hurley-Purdie designed the most delightful version of this stamp, we’re sharing it with her permission because it’s so sweet! Thank you Amy, we’ll send you to her blog when she posts it so you can let her know how much you love it, too! For now you can click on the caption to see how she made this card.

Get ready for some amazing mice projects!

Pam Hornschu and again here

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Rhea Weigand and here

Kristine Reynolds

 

And, in case you’re not visiting and entering regularly, you should really pop over to the House-Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge! The challenge this month is “Friendship”, so you’ve got the inspiration you need! Click HERE to check out their design team inspiration and find out more!

 

Nursery Blocks Just Grew Up

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We are so excited to be working with Eileen Hull’s Scoreboards™ box die along with the Artist’s Trading Block Inspiration Team to create some fun and inspiring multi-dimensional art, we’re like children playing with nursery blocks.

These artists blocks are one of the easiest ways to pop up your creative canvas from the convenience of a die cut, eliminating the need for a craft knife and straight edge rule. Once the mat board is die cut, look how easy it is to put together.

 

We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!! We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW!

If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

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We know you won’t want to miss a single creation in this hop, and the Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team has several members that live outside the United States, so it took a while for them to get their products from us. We need to give them time to post and you time to comment, so the comment deadline will be Sunday, March 8th. A whole extra week! We will continue posting links as we receive them from the Inspiration Team, so be sure to keep checking back. You get one entry for every comment, so you don’t want to miss the chance to leave a thoughtful comment on each project. For those who tend to get lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” link list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.

Here are the designer’s participating today —

Tenia Nelson

Shelly Hickox

Michelle Zerull

Eileen Hull’s Blog

 

Stay connected online with this week’s product partner’s and never miss news and updates from them. Here are all the ways to stay in touch with your favorite “block party” companies.

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These Blocks Stack Up Well

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Come explore art on all sides as we bring technique and style together.  These are the building blocks of creativity after all.  Learn new ways to create within your current style and find inspiration to try something new.

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At Stampendous we had an opportunity to meet Eileen as she traveled around the country teaching classes in her vintage trailer, Scotty. She stopped by our place, and we decided a collaboration was in order. She let us have a trading block die and each Stampendous designer received enough premium matboard (Thanks, Sizzix!!) to create two blocks for our January Catalog.  Talk about being shoved “out of the box”!

Of course our team met the challenge with skill and creativity! And the creations began to flow in! We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!!  We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW! If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

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We know you won’t want to miss a single creation in this hop, and the Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team has several members that live outside the United States, so it took a while for them to get their products from us. We need to give them time to post and you time to comment, so the comment deadline will be Sunday, March 8th. A whole extra week! We will continue posting links as we receive them from the Inspiration Team, so be sure to keep checking back. You get one entry for every comment, so you don’t want to miss the chance to leave a thoughtful comment on each project. For those who tend to get lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” link list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.

Here are today’s participating designers —

Asia King

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Bray

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