Happy Birthday, America!

House-Mouse Designs Flag Flyer by Jennie Lin Black

We want to wish you a Happy 4th of July from Stampendous! We have some really great House-Mouse Designs® images for celebrating the Holiday, and we wanted to share them with you.

And go ahead and click on the picture above to see more ideas featuring this adorable stamp, Flag Flyer. Remember we’ve got Free Shipping on our website (on retail orders over $50) through the end of August. Time to stock up on products for your Holiday crafting. Be sure to use Promo Code BLG717 so that we know you read our blog.

Here’s who is sharing today –

Kristine Reynolds

And here are some more great samples to brighten your 4th using all our patriotic offerings! Have a safe and fun Holiday!!

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Part of Your World 1: Mermaids and Friends

Mermaids are really hot right now! You see them everywhere you shop. We’re lucky enough to have some of the coolest mermaids in town.

In addition to the wonderful Mermaid Fishes Set from artist Laurel Burch that we introduced Monday, we still have our awesome Mermaid Friends set.

CRS5088 Mermaids Cling Stamp Set and DCS5088 Mermaids Die Set

Like most of our Cling Rubber Stamp Sets with coordinating Cutting Dies, this is a Limited Edition.  If you’ve been waiting to add this gorgeous mermaid, staring into a beautiful pearl, surrounded by her fun, eager friends, to your collection, you might not want to wait much longer. Take a look at just some of the great inspiration using this wonderful set. You can see that all the pieces work seamlessly together, and they all shine separately as well! (And they all look amazing with those Graphic45 papers! Thanks G45!) You can click on an image to see it full sized.

 

Loving our Mermaid and Friends??? We sure do! Take a moment or two to watch Fran make some of these gorgeous cards!

 

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Create Your Own Sunshine

Here at Stampendous, flowers are just our favorites! We never get tired of stamping and coloring them. You know who else never gets tired of flowers??… our little House-Mouse Designs® friends! Those little characters just love smelling flowers, picking them for each other, even eating them! And our Designers never get tired of coloring those little critters with their love of blossoms! Today we have a couple of terrific cards from Jennie Lin Black featuring our mousey friends and their love of Spring. Then we’ll send you off to our Design Team blogs for more floral delights! Be sure to leave lots of comments!

 

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

The Earth Giggles in Flowers

We’re taking time to smell the roses this week, and the poppies and the daisies and flowers and foliage of every sort. Our Designers let us know they had lots left to share with you from our April 2016 Catalog, so we’re making room for all that beauty.

Flowers are one of the most fun images to color with any medium, so they lend themselves particularly well to cardmaking. They’re also very versatile, so you can pair them with any good word set and have a greeting card for just about any occasion. We hope you’ll visit our Designers’ blogs this week, leave them some comments, then take some time to stamp and color some flowers for yourself!

Here are a few more gorgeous cards we received from the inimitable Jennie Lin Black. She does love coloring with those Copic Markers, and flowers are one of her specialties!

 

Now go take a look at our participating Designer’s today, they’re giggling with flowers just for you! Remember to leave a comment or two!

Jamie Martin (posted on Sunday)

Pam Bray

 

There are Always Flowers…

… for those who want to see them.  – Henri Matisse

We’re celebrating flowers this week on the Stampendous blog! We can’t wait to get around to sharing our new Holiday goodness with you, but our retail stores are stocking up now so that they can fill your orders, and our Design Team let us know that they had more fun to share from our April Catalog! No wonder, it was such a gorgeous celebration of Spring and Summer, and flowers are a big part of that! Florals, trees, nature of all kind, in all her glory! You’ll find lots of it here!

Here are some of our favorite projects we received from Designers Jennie Lin Black and Rhea Weigand on our Educator Team and from our Creative Artist Consultant, Debbie Cole, CDA at Stampendous for these great products:

 

Our fantastic Design Team has some more wonderful things to share with you! Please click on each name below to visit their blogs and see their gorgeous projects. And we know they’d love it if you would stop and smell the flowers for a little bit, and leave a comment for each of them!

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Happy Hallo Pumpkin Day!

Well it’s not an official day on the calendar, but here on our blog we are celebrating Halloween Pumpkins and the fun combination with other spooky critters that creep along in the night.

Meet Pumpkin Cat a full card size stamp so you won’t need to do anything else to complete your project. Just stamp on colored cardstock or monoprint paper and stick it on a card to mail or hand deliver!

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R232 Pumpkin Cat Stamp (Wood Mounted)
Jennie Lin Black created this Happy Hauntings card with a few more fantastic crawling embellishments after coloring it beautifully spooky.

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Pumpkin Cat by Jennie Lin Black
If you were hopping with us a few weeks ago you’ll recognize Eek A Boo Stamp. It’s a line of All In One stamps that are made for one stamping your small cards and invitation or tags.

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W154 Eek A Boo Stamp (Wood Mounted)
Pam Hornschu’s awesome bag shows these two Halloween characters on a smoky distressed background for the coolest treat or gift bag! Click on the image or caption to see the project page on our website.

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Eek A Boo Bag by Pam Hornschu

Get ready for some new sweet projects from our design team on their blogs today —

Pam Hornschu

Louise Healy

And just in case you forgot… it is hours away to our next hop!

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A Stroll By The Sea Tuesday

It’s a great day at the beach  as we continue our shore theme with Seaside Chair Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. This set include chair, umbrella, drinks and beach surroundings for a great beach scene. It also includes lots of expressive sentiments to finish off your project.

 

 

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SSC1225 Seaside Chair Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

If one seaside chair isn’t enough we have you covered with different angles in our Single and Pair Adirondack stamps. All three of these stamp options will have you creating a relaxing card or scrapbook page by the seaside or in your backyard.

Here’s Single Adirondack Stamp, that has all the relaxation built right in to the image. It’s a sign to sit back with a cool summer drink on a hot summer day.

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Q210 Single Adirondack Wood Stamp

Debbie Cole, artist consultant and decorative painter designed this amazing wire basket with a reverse image of Single Adirondack and the complementing Adirondack Pair Stamp. This is an amazing art piece and captures that seaside relaxation so well. Click on this project to find out how Debbie put this project together.

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Single Adirondack / Adirondack Pair Basket by Debbie Cole

The complement to Single Adirondack is this pair of chairs aptly named, Adirondack Pair Stamp. Just in case you want to scrapbook or put on a card that special getaway with someone special, we have two open seats reserved on the beach ready to color and texture with a beachy twist.

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P253 Adirondack Pair Wood Stamp

Jennie Lin Black has our toes feeling the sand beneath these chairs with an amazing coloring of Adirondack Pair. Love how bright and beach life it looks! She added Relax Enjoy stamp to make sure we did just that. That’s a nice scene, isn’t it. There is a project page just for this card and you can access it one easy click on the image or caption below.

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Adirondack Pair by Jennie Lin Black

We hope you enjoyed the seating arrangements of stamp focus and now our design team is keeping the inspiration waves moving along. Let’s see what’s splashed over on these designers blog today!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Janelle Stollfus

Wild Wild Wednesday

We are getting into the rhythm of being on this wild adventure of spotting our PenPattern animals in the world “wild” web. Each stamp comes in wood mount or cling rubber mount to meet the needs of our valuable customers.

We’ve seen the wading hippo, and eye catching frog on Monday. Tuesday we spotted the posing giraffe and a lucky elephant that made our crafty fingers itch to use some of our vibrant colors. You will want to check out those posts if you missed them, because there are some amazing samples and a video too!

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P267 PenPattern Zebra Wood Mount Stamp

Our PenPattern Zebra may seem like all the doodles have naturally been done, but there is still a coat of many colors to be added and even a chance to doodle in color between those stripes! The choice is up to you to decide, liven up a birthday card, or scrapbook page with a realistic zebra or one in magical rainbow technicolor.

This wild birthday card is showing our PenPattern Zebra in it’s natural beauty just slightly colored for effect, because colorist and class instructor Jennie Lin Black who created this sweet card, definitely knows just the right amount of color to add to an image. I guess this time her advice would be less is more!

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PenPattern Zebra by Jennie Lin Black

There is one more four-legged wild animal to see on our adventure today, it is PenPattern Lion surveying his pride and maybe waiting for a few majestic doodle lines to be added to his mane.  You can imagine him as well in all sorted kinds of tangles and doodles, colors and patterns that will create such a great card with some of our Wild Saying Perfectly Clear Stamps for the voice behind the lion.

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W147 PenPattern Lion Wood Mount Stamp

Designer Pam Hornschu posted her PenPattern Lion card on Monday and we just think it’s the cat’s meow of cards of our lion, so we are showing it off here on our blog as well. Just look at those special freckle doodles all over, it’s really a brilliant doodle idea! She also mixed in some Dreamweaver I-Beam stencil and Monstera Leaf die to make this card quite fantastic.

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PenPattern Lion by Pam Hornschu

Here is the line up of projects from our safari design crew today, We know you are going to love them!

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Let’s Go Wild

This week we are embarking on a journey to see the wonderful wild animals that are new to the Stampendous PenPattern collection. You might just want to grab your safari gear, because it is going to be a week of adventure and wonder!

Our first stop is to see this wading hippopotamus that is a great image to doodle in the open spaces or color him in a fun and interesting way.

PenPattern Hippo Rubber Stamp
M324 PenPattern Hippo Wood Stamp

This hippo card by Janelle is making the blues go away with a neatly colored purple hippo using Chameleon Pens and a sentiment from Loving Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to cheer up someone for the day.

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PenPattern Hippo by Janelle Stollfus

Our posing frog is all eyes for a few doodles, even the lily pad is a perfect open space for doodles to take float. Enjoy a frog in many different colors and styles with a combination of color and doodles. Now who can resist that face?

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Q214 PenPattern Frog Wood Mounted Stamp

One particular colorist, Jennie Lin Black, couldn’t resist and made a gorgeous monoprint paper to tame the vibrant markings of this exotic colored frog. She even added some texture with a combination of Frantage Color Fragments
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Jennie used a great sentiment for her card that is part of our Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. It is a great companion to all of our wild animals this week with 16 different sentiments, some for a great chuckle to go along with your doodled wild animal, plus you can never be without a clawed paw print for added emphasis to your card.

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SSC1226 Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

Are you ready for a wild tour across landscape of our designer’s blog this week? Let’s head on our adventurous safari tour with these talented guides today!

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Picnicking All Week

There are a few menu items that are a sure thing at any picnic and watermelon is one of them, at least the gatherings I’ve attended seem to have a  melons as an option, so it’s fitting that our picnic week include this juicy and ripe treat.

Taking a slice out of life and literally from the melon, these mice really know how to picnic. Just look at the grins on the faces of Maxwell, Amanda, and Monica, they sure look pleased with their choice. Of course, Mudpie is being his mischievous self and spitting the seeds before his next bite.

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HMR32 Watermelon Mice Wood Stamp

Here’s a card from one of our in-house designers that looks just delicious! The coloring on the watermelon is divine and all those sweet full belly mice can be colored up quickly for this simple and easy card design! Send out a bunch of these in no time with just a few steps. Color Watermelon Mice with your favorite tools, add a mat around the image and onto the card base with a simple twine and button combination.

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Watermelon Mice by Debi Hammons

It seems these mice are driven to food quite often around here and you can find all those foodie stamps on our website in the House-Mouse page. Stamps like Share a Sip, Grape Snack and Carrot Friend all go together well for a fun set of these quick cards.

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There is always a place to share your House-Mouse creations and you might even be a lucky prize winner if you share them at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog! The current challenge is Summer Fun and we think Watermelon Mice fits in just right with that challenge don’t you?

Are you ready for some more picnic fun from some designer’s posting today? Let’s check it out, now!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Jennie Lin Black