Spring House-Mouse Style

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We are back into the swing of spring today with House-Mouse clan in the flower garden. Let’s see what these mischievous mice are doing among the lovely flowers.

The flower garden is looking good for these House-Mouse characters and yet we still have more to see from these mice with our design team sharing on their blogs this week.

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Monday

Stampendous Blog

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Did you know there is a challenge for these beloved House-Mouse characters? Get inspired to create from seeing our projects this week and then join the current challenge at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog!

Spring Friends for House-Mouse

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Spring time brings friends together, and in anticipation of those gatherings outside with family and friends, we have a full week of House-Mouse Designs to encourage spring while we craft up projects in our spare time.

Our House-Mouse characters today are spending time with a few of their friends, enjoying the outdoors with fun activities.

 

 

House-Mouse Designs are the creation of the talented Ellen Jareckie, and we are thrilled to be providing her artwork as stamps in wood mount or our exclusive Stampendous Cling Mount Rubber. Visit our website to see a full collection of  House-Mouse, Gruffies, and HappyHoppers friends who celebrate year round in sweet and mischievous ways!

And there are more spring themed mice to see today from the following designers.

 

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

 

More Lovely Lilacs

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A new lilac image arrived in our House-Mouse stamps to add to the lovely lilacs theme of products. We adore this Lilac Aroma stamp as much as Monica does smelling the fragrance of these syringa flowers.

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HMP59 House-Mouse® Lilac Aroma Stamp

And we know the lilac is Monica’s favorite flower because she was caught smelling the Scent of Lilac on another stamp and smelling flowers is any House-Mouse personal amusement in the garden. Stop by the House-Mouse stamp section of our website to see more!

Before we move on to inspiration from our design team today, here are more flowers we want you to see from the latest catalog. Cyclamen and Geraniums are beautiful and a joy to make into cards or adding to your garden journal.

And now here is the entire week of design team inspiration starting with today’s posts.

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

Janelle Stollfus

Wednesday

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Monday

Kristine Reynolds

Lovely Lilacs In Time For Spring

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We are back today with our Lilac Cling Stamps Set and Lilac Die Set to show the signs of spring you can achieve with a couple of helpful tools!

Fran created this beautiful springtime card easily by using the coordinating dies for the butterflies, lilac, and leaves, but she used another valuable die tool to give the card it’s dimensional look.

If you guessed Fran’s Pop Up, Die Set you are correct, but if you alternately said Pop Up Stages Die Set that would work just as great! Our Pop Up Stages offers more variation in dimension with the individual dies for columns, tabs, and stages, but the results are spectacular whichever die set that you choose.

 

Adding dimension with our Lilac stamps and dies extends to this fantastic mixed media key piece by Dee Adams.

Lilac Butterfly Key by Dee Adams

The butterflies were stamped into Chunky Embossing Powder on a die cut to give depth to the wings. As well Dee added them, so they look like they are taking a brief rest on the antiqued key. Click the photo’s caption for more information about this amazing project.

Find more project ideas from our design team today and throughout the week!

 

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Monday

Kristine Reynolds

Lovely Lilacs

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It can be spring any time of the year with our Lilac Cling Stamps Set and coordinating Lilac Die Set. The large size lilac makes a terrific impression on handmade cards and scrapbook pages with great butterflies to set a delightful spring scene.

There are many ways to combine the images in this set for dozens of unique projects, and we’ll share a few here today! Here is a great video with Fran Seiford sharing various ideas on creating with these stamp and die sets, plus you’ll get some storage tips you won’t want to miss!

Here are some of the beautiful and creative cards Fran designed with the Lilacs Stamp Set and Die Set.

As we always love sharing inspiration with our readers, you can find more project ideas from our design team today and throughout the week!

Kristine Reynolds

Bee Mine with Stencils

 

Today, we are wrapping up our Bee Mine theme week with this terrific gallery of love themed stencils and project ideas! Click on the stencil’s caption to find more product and project information on our website!

 

 


From large to small and simple to ornate these stencil designs are the perfect symbol to share for weddings, birthdays, Valentine’s day and any occasion you want to make special.

If you missed our week of posts here’s a handy list of links from each day. Stop by and be inspired to create with Stampendous over the weekend!

 

Friday

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

Lea Fritts

Jamie Martin

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Monday

Stampendous Blog

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Bee Mine with House-Mouse®

We are back this Wednesday continuing the Bee Mine theme and two new stamps to share from House-Mouse Designs.

These adorable mice are up to some sweet valentines on Dearest One and Paper Clip Heart stamps, and they join the rest of our love theme stamps to make a fun assortment of for cards to all those you love on Valentine’s Day or for any special occasion. Be sure to check out our website for project ideas with all of our love theme products.

It’s amazing that we are already in February this year and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! We hope you gather up sweet inspiration from our designers today to use for your upcoming projects maybe even in time for homemade valentines. Enjoy!

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

If you are just joining us on the Bee Mine theme this week, here are the designer’s who buzzed up some great projects on Monday.

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Bee Mine!

Bee-lieve us when we say there is a buzz around our blog this week!!! We have new stamps and stencils that are positively sweet for delivering that special message to your friends or favorite Valentine.

Today’s buzz is about our new bee themed stamp set and metal stencil released in January! Honeycomb Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set is an excellent set for sending six positive greetings with complementing bee and honeycomb images in our premium photopolymer clear stamps.

And our newest Honey Queen Stencil is crowned and ready to stencil on any project your imagination can dream up, from cards to wall and home decor. It pairs perfectly with the Honeycomb Stencil from our Dreamweaver Stencils line, too!

We have so much to share with you this week with more unBEElievable stamps and stencils so be sure to stop back for ideas and inspiration!

Let’s fly on over to our designer’s blogs to see some fabulous projects today!

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Laurel Burch Stamps by Stampendous

Introducing Laurel Burch

We’re wrapping up our week of introducing you to our new Laurel Burch line of rubber stamps. If you want to try and achieve that Laurel Burch look, we thought we’d offer a few tips we’ve learned working with her images. Stay tuned for more tips in future posts.

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– Cats, Dogs, etc. have more human shaped eyes rather than rounded animal shapes
– Women, cats, etc. usually have multiple “eye shadow” colors above and/or below
– Colors are vivid and vibrant not muted.
– Paints are blended from one color to another
– Blend from yellow to oranges and then reds not yellow next to red
– Colors often change from one hue to another in the same vivid value spectrum.
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Ex: Yellow orange flowers might then have a border color of aqua blues.
lbv002_fs_800_watermarked – Accent with metallic gold paints or pens.
– Embellish with dots, swirls or geometric patterns.
– Offset bright color images with deep blue or black, not just white backgrounds.
– Dark mottled or starry skies are a favorite.
lbw002_sscl101_fs_800_watermarked – Asymetrical, overlapping, close spacing no big open spaces.
– Layers of hand made papers with torn or deckle edges.
– Papers to match the Copic Marker color chart.
– Metallic accents of gold paper or embossed gold patterns and encrusted edges

Let’s see what the Stampendous Designers are creating:

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

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New Mixed Media Stamps and a Monthly Challenge

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We have mixed media on the mind this month and for a good reason. With our latest release of stamp sets designed by International Mixed Media Artist and DecoArt Executive Creative Consultant Andy Skinner, we are eager to get into a mix of stamps, ink, and paint.

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It’s the perfect time because we are thrilled to join The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog as the sponsor with our very own Fran Seiford in the guest designer spotlight!!!! Stop on over at their blog, meet the design team and spark your creativity with “Sweet Inspirations” by their team and join in on the challenge.

Speaking of sweet inspirations here are the new Andy Skinner stamps sets with a few projects for inspiration!