Everyday Chicks Get Around

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Going out into the world with the whole family can be such an adventure! Keeping track of your chicks, is always a challenge as well. With our Everyday Chicks and their handy cutting dies, you can celebrate the victory of getting everyone together for Mother’s Day or just getting out of the house in the morning! Everyday Chicks can do it all!

Check out a few cards by our own Fran Seiford showing the chicks in action. You can click on the picture to visit the project on our website with complete supply lists and instructions.

CSD20 Everyday Chicks Graduation by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Graduation by Fran Seiford
Everyday Chicks Father by Fran Seiford
Everyday Chicks Father by Fran Seiford
Everyday Chicks Mother by Fran Seiford
Everyday Chicks Mother by Fran Seiford

 

You’ll notice on these cards that our terrific chicks are designed especially to complement our Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. This set of greetings has a clean, crisp font that goes perfectly with our fluffy chicks and provides a wonderful amount of versatility when used on its own or with any other stamps!

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SSC1281 Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear Stamps

Our talented Design Team is playing with our chicks this week as well! Please flap on over to their blogs and give them some love.

Lea Fritts

April Catalog – New Release Sneak Peek

April 2018 Catalog Sneak Peek

 

We’re excited to be releasing our newest stamps for Summer 2018 this week! You’ll find them live on our website Friday, March 30. Your local stamp store is placing their order right now, so do check with them on the availability of our newest goodies and be sure to let them know your favorites.

Our Design Team had so much fun with these images, they can’t wait to share with you this week in a little sneak peek! We want to share our favorites, too!

We’re super excited about bringing our Everyday Chicks back to you! This time they have matching dies and so do all their tiny little pieces. It’s a die-lover’s dream! We’ll be highlighting them April 2 – 6th, but we wanted to share a couple of fun samples we included in our April catalog for upcoming holidays.

CSD20 Everyday Chicks - Mother's Day by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks – Mother’s Day by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Father's Day by Fran Seiford.
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Father’s Day by Fran Seiford.

 

Let’s see what our Design Team has to share today:

Louise Healy

 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for more Sneak Peek looks at our April Catalog!

 

 

Football Winner!

So, there was this…

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And we had a WINNER!

Becca Yahrling

email us at submissions@stampendous.com, Becca, and give us your U.S. mailing address and let us know if you’d prefer a wood mounted stamp or a Cling Rubber stamp. The choice is yours! Congratulations!! Hopefully this great stamp will help you plan for the big game!

You can see the cling rubber version, and lots of samples by clicking the picture below! Yay, Becca!!

HMR95 House-Mouse Designs® Game Day
HMR95 House-Mouse Designs® Game Day

AND BY THE WAY…

We haven’t heard from our August 28 winner of our Andy Skinner Birds and Bones set –

Beckie Williams

Beckie, email us at submissions@stampendous.com and give us your U.S. Mailing address so we can get your prize right out to you.

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Ready, Set… FOOTBALL!

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It’s here, it’s Here, it’s time to Cheer!
It’s American football season, and our little mousey friends are ready to watch their heroes sail to victory! With popcorn and soda (with triple caffeine!) they’re all ready to root on their favorite team!! (pssst… they haven’t told us which team that is, so you can color it to reflect your own favorites!)

Why not start those Game Day invitations now?! We’ve got the perfect stamp! And coloring is the ideal activity while watching the big game. This adorable stamp is available in Wood Mounted and Cling Rubber.

HMR95 House-Mouse Designs® Game Day
HMR95 House-Mouse Designs® Game Day

 

And look at the sweet card that Kristine Reynolds made! You can click on it for supplies and directions:

Game Day by Kristine Reynolds
Game Day by Kristine Reynolds

 

Our in-house designer, Debi Hammons created a great card with this stamp for our Store Display Board Program! Check it out! (It’s probably also hanging in your local store if you want to see it in person!)

Game Day by Debi Hammons (Image colored by Janelle Stollfus)
Game Day by Debi Hammons (Image colored by Janelle Stollfus)

And the talented Janelle Stollfus has another option to share today, go check it out and give her a Sis-boom-bah!

Janelle Stollfus

 

Want to win a Game Day stamp?

Tell us who you root for, college or pro…
football or no…
You need to get mail in the USofA,
We’ll give one lucky winner a stamp of Game Day!

(you could say something sweet about the cards, too! 🙂 )

We’ll be back on Wednesday with more Decor Cling Rubber Stamps and a winner!

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Can’t See the Stamps for the Trees!

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We have a veritable forest of tree images here at Stampendous! They are among our most popular choices. Trees make great cards for men and guys, always a challenge, and they just lend themselves to any occasion or greeting! We looked at Christmas Trees on MONDAY and Halloween and Fall options on WEDNESDAY. Today we’re going to take a gander at some of our “everyday” trees for those cards you need all year.

Our wonderful Design Team is back today with trees, trees, trees! Enjoy!

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Lea Fritts

 

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Looking Old and Worn Out

Welcome to another day of that distressing feeling! We mean the kind when you make a new project then add the right touches to make it look old and worn.  Our team is using the fantastic Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamps designed by DecoArt‘s Executive Creative Consultant, Andy Skinner. We’ve got a special guest today, too! Terri Sproul is playing along with the Industrial Stamp Set, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, and her Proxxon tools to create a visionary piece. She’s made a video so you can follow along with the process! Check it out!!

Terri Sproul Distressed Project

Terri Sproul

Of course the Stampendous Design Team is playing along as well! Be sure to leave comments on Terri’s blog post, her YouTube video, and the designer projects below for your chance to win a terrific prize package from Stampendous and DecoArt!

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Here’s how the prize packages look for three lucky commenters this week.

1 Bottle/Jar each from DecoArt:

  • Media Fluid Acrylics Payne’s Gray
  • Media Fluid AcrylicsPrussian Blue
  • Media Fluid AcrylicsQuinacridone Gold
  • Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff
  • UltraMatte Medium
  • White Chalky Finish

Plus 1 each Stampendous Stamp Set:

  • ASCRS01 Cling Nature by Andy Skinner
  • ASCRS02 Cling Steampunk by Andy Skinner
  • ASCRSgb03 Cling Industrial by Andy Skinner

Just comment on all the Distressing posts this week on our blog and our Designer’s blogs (and our Guest Designers’ blogs). We’ll count each comment as a separate entry. That’s a lot of opportunities to win some distressing products for your stash!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Perfectly Wet Pets Friday

All well-behaved pets form a line at the pet wash! Oh how we love the character of each stamp in our House-Mouse Designs® collection of stamps. Today we have a very willing participant in a pet wash which could be more willing to wash away the remains of a polecat caught off guard.

Monica, Amanda, Mudpie and Maxwell are such good friends to help in the effort and even a dog treat to calm the puppies nerves.

Dog Wash Rubber Stamp
HMR31 Dog Wash Rubber Stamp

Lea Kimmel created this fantastic colored card. Just look at the detail in the puppies coat of fur!

Dog Wash by Lea Kimmel
Dog Wash by Lea Kimmel

There is another pet today that is perfectly wet and loving it. Our Goldfish Pair are enjoying a little swim together in the aquarium. The goldfish design lends to coloring them in any exotic breed and you might have seen

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CRP256 Cling Goldfish Pair Stamp

These perfect pets were colored with the no-line technique by Lea Kimmel, she’s a popular designer today on our blog isn’t she, and we absolutely adore the end results and to figure our how she did all the great techniques, go to the project page by clicking on the image or caption below it.

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Goldfish Pair by Lea Kimmel

We have a wonderful line up of projects to see we hope it inspires you for your perfect pet creation.

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Kristine Reynolds

Lyn Bernatovich

Laura Drahozal

Out on a Stroll with our Perfect Pets

Today we’re looking into our perfect pets and a special activity of their day.  These House-Mouse pets set the bar pretty high as they calmly walk along.

Monica is taking her reptile pets out for a little bit of exercise and just the right pair of reptiles to walk at the same time. So well behaved, are they really that good or is Monica a reptile walking guru? In either case, this is such an adorable image and a great image to put on a card to send to our veterinarians who help keep our own pets happy and healthy. What project idea would you use with Reptile Walk.

Reptile Walk Rubber Stamp
HMV18 Reptile Walk Rubber Stamp

Jennie Lin Black is sending some mice wishes with her Reptile Walk card. Adorably colored and a great any occasion card.

Reptile Walk Card by Jennie Lin Black
Reptile Walk by Jennie Lin Black

The sentiment on Jennie’s card is from the Beary Mice Perfectly Clear Stamps Set that includes 17 adorable phrases to go along with numerous House-Mouse Designs stamps and Stampendous stamps.

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SSC1216 Beary Mice Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

Want to find more projects like this one from Jennie Lin Black? Our perfect pets this week are part of our growing House-Mouse Designs collection and can be found on our website in their own category on the main page. You can find related project pages on each stamps product page with a link to find out the supplies and instructions. It makes it really easy to make and learn how our design team created their projects for our catalog.

Need a House-Mouse fix? See a gallery of House-Mouse projects on our pinterest board where you can follow on to the designer’s blog for more information and maybe even more views up close of the project.

Now for some really fantastic projects from our designers today.

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Perfect Pets with Stampendous

This week while we are hopping with Faber-Castell HERE, it’s still a great time for a new theme week! Our focus is on all the perfect pets that sometimes are more rare a pet than usual or if they are known we sure do hope they would mind their manners as well as our perfect pet stamps do. Our designer’s that are hopping with their perfect pets might also have Faber – Castell products in use, because we just had to use them whenever we could, so it’s possible you will see them linked up in multiple posts!

Ellen Jareckie, illustrator and designer of House-Mouse Designs®, is bringing out the good manners in our pets this week with this adorable Vet Visit Stamp.  I have not seen amphibians at our local veterinarian’s office yet, but I bet they would be less mannered than Amanda’s froggy friend.

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HMQ14 Vet Visit Rubber Stamp

 

How many cards have you seen that you can send to a pet doctor? We think there could be dozens made with Vet Visit stamp. Your vet would be so thrilled to received one in the mail.

Kristine Reynolds created this adorable card for a sweet happy mail delivery with an added sentiment from SSC1199 Loving Messages Perfectly Clear™ Stamps. I think this would cheer someone up who’s feeling a little on the green side of healthy.

Vet Visit by Kristine Reynolds
Vet Visit by Kristine Reynolds

Let’s take a look at who’s tending to our perfect pets today!

Jamie Martin

Today is a new House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Pick any holiday style stamp from your House-Mouse collection and join in on the fun! You can find amazing samples from their DT and all the details about the challenge on their blog today, HMFMC196 – All About Holidays!

Here’s our collection of House-Mouse, Gruffies and HappyHoppers stamps for idea starters!

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Home Sweet Home

Welcome back to the Stampendous blog, we had a fabulous time with Eileen Hull and the Inspiration Team during the block party collaboration and we want to remind you that commenting is still open! Head back to Saturday’s post to see a cumulative list of players last week and we’ll update you again this Saturday with any new posts for the collaboration.

It’s seems we’ve been gone from our normal week and this week is going to be another exciting time of announcements, so stay tuned to our blog by subscribing by email on our sidebar.

For our product focus we have the awesome Family Home Set that is perfect for so many occasions. Friends or family moving? Check. Parents Day? Check. Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? Check. Oh, it’s endless!

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Family Home Perfectly Clear Set

During last week’s product collaboration, Jamie Martin posted this amazing artist trading block with Family Home.

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Family Home Artist Trading Block by Jamie Martin

 

Here are a few designers sharing their homey projects today —

Pam Hornschu

Janelle Stollfus