House-Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge Winners

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Our first and fabulously fun Challenge Hop with the team at House-Mouse and Friends, PLUS our UK and Australia distributors designers is at an end with oodles of inspiration from our teams, but also from YOU! Thank you for participating and enjoying our hop and entering in the InLinkz gallery, too!

Here are the three winners of the Stampendous prize package!

#29 Janis, of Her Peaceful Garden
 
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#26 Helen, of Helen’s Craft Haven
 
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#13 Tami, of Team Gingerbread

The Lucky Winner of the House-Mouse Designs Prize is…

 #27, Herbsti’s, of Herbsti’s Stempel-Zone


Oooh, your gorgeous stenciling Mousey work totally blew us away!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!
Please email us at: housemousedesignteam@gmail.com, to claim your prize and include the words “HMFMC BLOG-HOP Winner” in the subject line.

There are more to see over on the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog, with the Top 3 Favs and did you know there was a hidden giveaway among the HMFMC designer posts? Head on over there to find out if it was you!

House-Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge Hop

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In July 2013 Stampendous was proud and excited to become the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®. Since that time we’ve released over 235 House-Mouse, HappyHoppers, and Gruffies images as wood mounted or Cling Rubber stamps. In January of 2015 we added the Dreamweaver Stencils company to our family, and we’ve been thrilled to release their stencils to our customers as well. Now, we’d like to have some fun combining all our new friends.
The House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog is happy to be hosting a unique challenge for everyone for the next two weeks. The HMFMCB Design Team is teaming up with the Stampendous Design Team plus the Woodware Craft Collection Blog Design Team (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in the UK) AND The Stencil Specialists (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in Australia) for a huge Blog Challenge.
IMPORTANT: This is a CHALLENGE blog hop. You are not entered to win simply by commenting on the blog posts as in our usual blog hops. You MUST create a project and link it to the Linky Tool on the HMFMCB website. For Instructions how to do this, see below.
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House-Mouse® Sunflower Smile by Pam Hornschu

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We’re celebrating stencils, and using them with our House-Mouse Designs® images. We’re going to bring you tons of inspiration over the next two weeks, and we can’t wait to see what you enter into the challenge! You may use ANY House-Mouse Designs® images or characters on your project, and any stencils and stenciling techniques that you like. There is never any purchase necessary to enter. And, of course, as always on the HMFMCB, “anything goes” is always an entry option.  Link your entry to the linky tool by the end of Friday, April 8, 2016 (11:59 pm in your own time zone).

There are prizes!!

Three entries, chosen at random, will win 1-HMD Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp, 1 – Large Dreamweaver Stencils Background Stencil, and 1 – Jar of Embossing Paste.  This contest is open to everyone!!
Even though you will be entering to win by linking up a challenge piece, we sure hope that you’ll hop around to each designer’s blog and leave a sweet “eek” of delight at their inspiration! They’ve worked hard to create something you’ll love! Please give them some love right back! Here are the links to the Sponsor’s blogs and our designers playing today: (If a blog isn’t live when you visit, they might still be sleeping! Please, check back in a few hours!)

Enter your challenge project in the House-Mouse and Friends InLinkz tool here.

Friday Fun with Embossing A to Z

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Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z

The week went by fast while our design team was having fun sharing some of their favorite techniques from the Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z book. This book is a great tool to have by your side when you want something new to do with those embossing powders in your stash or for a refresher in the basics of embossing.

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HT400 Embossing Heat Tool

Another great tool and one essential to embossing with powders is a heat tool. We now carry the HT400 Embossing Heat Tool that is durable and built to last for all those embossing projects ahead.

We’ve enjoyed bringing you a full week of more techniques from the book and there are still more to see today!

Pam Bray

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Lea Fritts

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Dreamweaver and Embossing A to Z

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Steampunk Embossed Canvas by Fran Seiford

It’s another fabulous day on our week with techniques from Fran’s book on embossing powders and our team has gone a step further adding Dreamweaver Stencils into the mix of supplies. Here are a few card projects below from our stenciling expert designers, Pam Hornschu and Louise Healy.

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Royal Peacock by Pam Hornschu
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Daisies Card by Louise Healy

The technique they used was the Molten Magic with letter”P” and is a popular one with our design team for a great effect on cards and scrapbook pages. We can’t wait to see how the designers today combine their stencils with a technique from the book.

Pam Hornschu (DW and Embossing)

Alison Heikkila (DW and Embossing)

Lea Fritts (Embossing)

Laura Drahozal (DW and Embossing)

Embossing in Poppy Puddles

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Beautiful flowers on chipboard can be made with only embossing powders and a piece of chipboard. Fran Seiford created these poppy canvas pieces with the puddle painting technique on an electric griddle and we have a great video that gives you a glimpse of how easily she can create wonderful landscapes.

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Fran compiled this technique and many others using embossing powders in one great place with her new book, Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z, for a great resource within arms reach of your embossing supplies. Let’s see what today’s designers chose within the pages of this book for their projects!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Pam Hornschu

Embossing Across the Ocean

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In February Fran Seiford, Stampendous founder, attended CHSI Stitches 2016 in Europe to share Stampendous in our UK distributor’s, Woodware Craft Collection, booth. While she was there she took three days to spend time on HOCHANDA TV bringing with her lots of ideas and products for making projects using her book, Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z.

Here is Fran on Hochanda TV with Leonie Pojul going through all the fantastic products used to create fun colorful, shimmery and glossy embossed projects.

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Fran’s been creating these gorgeous tiles with melted embossing powder using an electric griddle. They’re really fun and easy to do. And the tiles are ending up on gorgeous canvases like the one above. Even just as a miniature work of art, they’re quite stunning. Have a look at these below.

This technique is shared on several videos on our YouTube channel as well as in Fran’s new book. And this week, we’ve asked our Design Team to share some additional embossing techniques with you! Yep, it’s another whole week of embossing inspiration!! So warm up your heat tool, or electric griddle, (but remember to unplug them when you’re done for the day!) and join us in melting some wonderful, colored powders!!

 

 

Get Ready to Emboss from A to Z

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Another set of winners are selected, this time for our week taking a peek at the techniques in Fran’s new book, Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z.

Winners will receive their own signed copy of the book and here they are!

Laura Drahozal’s Thursday post

Michele Henderson/ Crimson Owl Creations

Kristine Reynolds’ Friday post

Denise Bryant

Stampendous’ Wednesday post

Autumn Clark

Congratulations winners! Please submit your mailing address with the subject line: Embossing A to Z Winner, to submissions@stampendous.com.

Artistry in Painting with Powder

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The Glance and PenPattern Turtle by Fran Seiford

It’s pretty exciting to see how embossing powder can be used beyond the basics and even more exciting is that these techniques have been compiled into a book by Fran Seiford for easy access to reference when using any of our line of Essentials.

Our 5-Jar Kits are great starter kits and the 14-Jar Scenic Selection Embossing Powder Set is as well. You can even pick and choose your color favorites by individual jars in clear, opaque, sparkly and the satiny shine of our PearLustre powders for your own creative favorites. There is plenty to fill your powdery needs.

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If you are just getting started or a veteran with embossing powders, you will enjoy our Painting with Powder videos that encourage a little more random sprinkles and embossed layers than the basics.

In no time, you’ll be adding more Essentials to your new embossing talents with Mica Fragments, Color Fragments, Glass Glitter, and more!

Ready for some inspiration on techniques from Fran’s book? Let’s hop on over to the design team blogs sharing their embossing powder projects today.

Wendy Price

Pam Bray

Lea Fritts

Kristine Reynolds

Embossing Techniques Dreamweaver-Style

Dreamweaver Thursday is going puffy…and sparkly…and shiny…and textured…and cracked, all with the magic of Embossing Powders and Enamels! This week we’ve shown you wonderful examples of just a few of  the techniques in Fran Seiford’s new book as shown below, demonstrated with predominantly Stampendous images. Today we have plenty of embossing love to share with our Dreamweaver stencils!

Here are a few examples from the team…

Created by Louise Healy, featuring the Dreamweaver Dragon stencil, using the “Faux Cloisonné” technique found in Section F, page 24.

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Created by Pam Hornschu featuring the Swirly Heart stencil design with glittery pink embossing powder from the Spring Sparkle Kit, using the “Painting with Powder” technique, found in section Y, pages 90-94.

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Another “Painting with Powder” creation by Laura Drahozal. She really demonstrates the “painterly” feel to be achieved by this technique with the Dreamweaver Tree Line stencil.

LauraD_PWPTreelineFinally, another creation by Pam Hornschu, featuring the Peacock Stencil using the “Molten Magic” Technique, as found in section P, pages 38-39, with Fran•tagé Aged Enamels.

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I bet we’ve surprised you today with the variety of techniques from the new book that can be easily used with Dreamweaver Stencils. We have a few more to share, but first a reminder…you can purchase the book online at Stampendous, or from crafting retail stores in your area…but wouldn’t it be awesome to win one? We are giving away THREE AUTOGRAPHED copies of the new Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z by Fran Seiford. For a chance to be a randomly selected winner, leave comments on everyone’s posts for this week, and double check the Prize Rules HERE.

Lea Fritts (DW and Embossing)

Jamie Martin (DW and Embossing)

Laura Drahozal (DW and Embossing)

Pam Hornschu (DW and Embossing)

Louise Healy (DW and Embossing)

and in case you missed it yesterday…

Kristine Reynolds (DW and Embossing)

 

 

Melting Beautiful Embossing Puddles

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Vintage Contract Canvas by Fran Seiford

We are turning up the heat on our sprinkles of embossing powders and letting them puddle into works of art. It is time to shine a creative light on our beloved embossing powders with Fran’s new Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z book for new and innovative uses as well as remembering those tried and true basics.

Not sure where to get one of these books? Purchase on our website or comment all throughout the week on our blog and that of each designer’s blog posting with our embossing powder theme and it may be you with a new book of you very own! See Official Contest Rules. We will announce winners next week.

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In the meantime, here is a video showing freeform puddle painting using embossing powders, just play!

The designs can be so incredible with this freeform technique that you will want to frame it!

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Butterfly Post Framed Puddle Paint by Fran Seiford

Here are the designer’s sharing their favorite embossing letter from Fran’s Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z.

Jamie Martin (Tuesday post)

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu