Picking Up the Beat

We’re picking up the beat with some fantastic stamps that will get you tapping your musical toe. We are Making Music with our projects this week. Our music themed stamps range from mixed media to traditional style and of course we have the cute House-Mouse Designs® and Friends to round out the the selection. Sing a Song, with Amanda and friend, is perfect pitch in cuteness!

Sing a Song Rubber Stamp

Jennie Lin Black created this stunning duet card with Sing a Song stamp and a sentiment from Regal Birds Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. We adore this colorful card!

Sing a Song by Jennie Lin Black
Sing a Song by Jennie Lin Black

Our design team playing along today —

Wendy Price

Birthday Buddies Wrap Up

The last of our birthday buddies have been gathered up and you can see them here in the gallery. We let them come to the front of the line so you can find them faster! Enjoy


Our buddies spotlighted this week are quite the party animals and it was great to invite them to our blog hops this week. Click on any of the captions or stamps images below to take you to a product page where you’ll find links to many more projects ideas.

Balloon Bear Rubber Stamp
Balloon Bear Rubber Stamp
Cake Dreaming Rubber Stamp
Cake Dreaming Rubber Stamp
Cake Nibbler Rubber Stamp
Cake Nibbler Rubber Stamp
Lollipop Lunch Rubber Stamp
Stacked Gifts



We’ll see you next week with new inspiration to share!


Birthday Buddies In So Many Places

We’ve spotted some more of our birthday buddies across the web and added them to our theme week gallery. We sure love to see how our buddies look in these projects and offer great inspiration to make that birthday event special.



Here Kitty! Kitty!

Stampendous fans are you ready for a cuddly week of feline love? We have three new kitties that will remind you of and entice you to color them as one your own kittens. Today we’ve got a sleepy little mouser possibly exhausted from the latest chase, but is certainly having sweet dreams perhaps of a successful second go.

Feline Sleepy Rubber Stamp
Feline Sleepy Rubber Stamp

If you need a darling Mother’s Day card for a cat lover, look at how Jennie Lin Black colored this adorable kitten. Instructions are on the Project section of our website, but  here’s a post from Jennie on her blog.

Sleepy Feline by Jennie Lin Black
Sleepy Feline by Jennie Lin Black

Let’s let sleeping kitties lie and see some more delightful samples from today’s designers.

Jennifer Dove

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds


Birdie Love, Be Mine

A very sweet friendship is afoot with Amanda Mouse and her springtime friend. It’s one more step towards spring when creatures are out to play like the two in this Birdie Kiss stamp. I think I’ll just say ADORABLE and leave it at that.

Birdie Kiss Stamp

It’s so great to see these stamp come to life with the touch of color and here Jennie Lin Black’s card has some fabulous color and flare.

Birdie Kiss by Jennie Lin Black

Here’s a sample from me for the January catalog and it comes with instructions, so just click on the image or caption beneath it.

Janelle's Bird Kiss
Birdie Kiss by Janelle Stollfus

Are you ready for a big line up of designers today? We have delivered for a fun time hopping. Be sure to leave a little bit of comment love along the way so the designer’s know you stopped by.

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Jennifer Dove

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Lea Kimmel


Flowers for any Occasion

Timeless Rose Table by Debbie Cole

We’ve said it before,  you can create a card for any occasion as long as a you have a few good flower stamps and some great sentiments to go with them. Debbie Cole takes our stamps to a whole new level with decorative painting and any occasion becomes an every day enjoyment with this table she created using Timeless Rose, Vintage Letter and Butterflies Perfectly Clear™ Stamps.


Top View of Timeless Rose Table


We have fresh cut flowers as a great stamp option with Vase Bloom. Jennie Lin Black combined this bloom with a sentiment from Happy Greetings.

Vase Bloom by Jennie Lin Black

You’ll find some additional creations with these wonderful designers today.

Pam Hornschu

Jennifer Dove

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin


Stop and Smell the Roses

Take time for a stroll through our garden of flowers this week and we’ll stop and smell the roses from time to time.

Today we have the immensely sweet Gruffies® image by Ellen Jareckie to start us off on our stroll. Pebble the bear not only stopped to smell the lilacs, he sat down in his tracks to take in their fragrance.

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Lilac Bear Stamp Wood Mount

This sweet card by Jennie Lin Black brings a fresh look to the day. What a great colored lilacs!

Lilac Bear by Jennie Lin Black

If you want to add a little sparkle to your lilacs, or other blue shaded flowers, use the Frantage Winter Micro Glitter Kit. It has a great assortment of glitter hues in China Blue, Silver, Ice Blue, Crystal and Lavender.

Frantage Winter Micro Glitter Kit

We’ve primed your sniffers for inspirations to get you ready for a few more stops on our stroll today. Enjoy!

Kristine Reynolds

Jennifer Dove

Rhea Weigand

Jamie Martin

Have A Cup Cake with Us

It’s time for a sweet treat with our tea and this Teacup Cupcake pairs nicely with our Teapot Posies or Teacup Trio from earlier in the week.

Teacup Cupcake Stamp (Wood Mounted)

Lea Kimmel’s blue rose version with pink frosted cupcake are just darling!

Teacup Cupcake by Lea Kimmel

I’m just sure that Jennie Lin Black whipped up buttercream frosting with those hints of pale yellow shading, it’s just making my mouth water!

Teacup Cupcake by Jennie Lin Black

Enjoy the sweet treats from our designers today and we’ll see you soon!

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Tenia Nelson

Asia King


Winter Friends

A few of our winter friends are visiting the blog today and we are so excited to introduce you to some of them.

As a grand entrance to any project Snowman Banners Perfectly Clear Stamp set  provides a delightful card, centerpiece or gift bag as designer Kristine Reynolds created in a wintry white scene.

Snowman Banners Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Snowman Banners Box by Kristine Reynolds

Winter Birds are the cheeriest set of friends and have the perfect advantage for our Winter Wonderland week. A fabulous card by Jennifer Dove using these feathered friends.

Winter Birds Rubber Stamp
Winter Birds by Jennifer Dove

One of our July Catalog friends is Country Snowman who is just as cute as a button with a friend of his own to share. Design Team alumni has donned her sample in shades of shadowy snow. So beautiful!

Country Snowman Rubber Stamp
Country Snowman by Jennie Lin Black

Each of the samples on our blog today have instructions that you can find by clicking on the sample images.

Now let’s check out some designer blogs where I’m sure you’ll have a glistening inspiration from them.

Wendy Price

Pam Honschu


More than Decorations

Holiday decorations are lights, wreaths and color themes, but it is gathering together in the midst of them that turns our houses to homes. Our scene style stamps can add a little comfort of home to your cards when you need to send a little bit of your home on to theirs. Ready for some home and hearth cards?

Friendly Dreams by Suzanne Czosek
Friendly Dreams Card by Suzanne Czosek


Christmas Cottage by Suzanne Czosek
Christmas Cottage card by Suzanne Czosek


Rockin RIde by Jennie Black
Rockin RIde Card by Jennie Black

Here’s some extra special designs to share from some of our designers.

Kristine Reynolds

Rhea Weigand