House-Mouse Designs for Summer

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Once again we’ve added to our family of mousey friends with the delightful images or House-Mouse Designs® from Ellen Jareckie. Our miniature furry friends are having so much fun for Summer.

We know you’ll love what our Design Team have done with these adorable creatures. Please visit their blogs for a squeak-peek into mousey paradise! Leave a comment here and on their sites for a chance to win a $20 Stampendous Reward card to fill your mousey dreams. (Reward cards are only available to winners with U.S. Addresses and must be used on http://www.stampendous.com before Dec 31, 2018). Official Rules are always HERE. We’ll give away 3 Reward Cards!

 

Monday

Kathi Rerek

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

 

Wednesday

Janelle Stollfus

Kathi Rerek

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Friday

Louise Healy

Kathi Rerek

Lea Fritts

 

 

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Summer 2018

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It’s that time again, when all coffee-loving and caffeine-addicted stampers gather and hop along together to celebrate all things coffee! Stampendous is always excited to play along, and we’ve got some fun for you today.

Our House-Mouse Designs friends are having a Coffee Break on this new stamp we released in April! You could win it in your choice of wood or cling rubber mounted styles plus a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on our website. We’ll give away two prizes over on the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop post page.

HMR114 House-Mouse Designs Coffee Break
HMR114 House-Mouse Designs Coffee Break

 

If the good folks at the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop choose your name, we’ll send you this wonderful stamp plus a $20 reward card to use on the Stampendous website. U.S. Winners only. Our official contest rules are always HERE.

Our wonderful design team has made some great inspiration for your coffee-filled morning today, and you can visit their blogs below. Then be sure to head over to the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop and find out how to win!

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Kathi Rerek

We have Winners!

We have some winners to announce from our last few giveaways!

If you see your name, please email us at stamp@stampendous.com and include your U.S. Mailing Address in your email so that we can get your prize right out to you.

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From our recent focus on Andy Skinner’s newest stamps, we have three winners – you need to send us your U.S. Mailing Address plus let us know which one of Andy’s stamp sets you would like to own. You can see all of Andy’s current stamp sets HERE.

We had lots of comments, instagram posts, Pinterest boards, etc… We wrote them all down and gave each one a number. Then with Random.org we drew three winners from the 28 entries:

Amy Martin

Teresa Godines

Marisela Delgado

Congratulations, winners! Please email us at sumbissions@stampendous.com with your info and stamp set choice. FUN!!

 

Our second contest was our House-Mouse Designs™ So Sweet giveaway.

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Three lucky U.S. winners will get our brand new So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set.

Sharon G.

Sue D

SJ Krueg

Thanks so much for commenting and following along with the blog, folks! Be sure to contact us at submissions@stampendous.com so we can get your prizes out to you!

 

Hip, Hip, House-Mouse!

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Hooray for our little friends in mousey grey and brown! This little family is just the cutest thing around, and they’re always having so much fun together. You know they each have personalities and quite the story, and even though you can color them how you like, each one has a color scheme especially for them. Our House-Mouse Designs® Coloring Pages tell you their little story and help you color them to match. You can find those here. Each page can be downloaded as a pdf on your computer to guide you.

The House-Mouse family in our April catalog are celebrating birthdays and babies in addition to Summer. Here are a few more sweeties and some Design Team Sharing.

First up, Mudpie has fallen into a snooze from eating too much birthday cake, and Maxwell has a surprise planned! Those two!!

HMP89 Birthday Mischief
HMP89 Birthday Mischief
Birthday Mischief by Kristine Reynolds

 

HMP94 Birthday Gift
HMP94 Birthday Gift
HMP90 Feeding Baby
HMP90 Feeding Baby

 

You can click on them to check them out on our website. They’re available now at all your favorite stamp stores.

Our Design Team has some great project to share. Remember to comment, because we’re giving away three sets of our So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps to lucky US Winners. (all the details on Monday’s post HERE).

 

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

 

Hooray for House-Mouse Designs®

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We’re blogging this week with our playful friends over at House-Mouse Designs®. We are always so excited when the House-Mouse Design Team from the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog can post along with us. When they do we get more chances to have fun, and you get more chances to win! Pull out any House-Mouse®, HappyHoppers®, or Gruffies® stamp and create a simple card. Then enter it at the challenge blog for a chance to win great prizes. Their challenge this week is Bunnies!

Here on our blog, we’re giving away three of our So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Sets this week to U.S. winners. Check it out on our Monday Post. The Official Rules are always HERE.

Today we want to look at the newest individual House-Mouse Designs® we’ve introduced in your choice of Wood Mounted or Cling Rubber stamps. Today’s images show our favorite mice enjoying Spring in all its glory. You can click on the picture to visit that image on our website.

HMR115 Puddle Jumpers
HMR115 Puddle Jumpers
HMR116 Peony Song
HMR116 Peony Song
HMN01 Willow Climb
HMN01 Willow Climb
HMP84 Juggling Berries
HMP84 Juggling Berries
HMP91 Dragonfly Skateboard
HMP91 Dragonfly Skateboard
HMR117 Dog Ride
HMR117 Dog Ride
HMM20 Petal Paddler
HMM20 Petal Paddler

 

Here are some samples from our Design Team alumnus, Kristine Reynolds. You can click on them to make them larger.

Of course our fabulous Design Team has some inspiration to share with you, too! Stop by and leave them a comment to be entered into our drawing.

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Join us Friday for a look at the birthday, baby and other stamps in this new release.

House-Mouse® Happy!

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We love our mousey friends at House-Mouse Designs®, and these little characters are always up to the happiest hijinks anywhere. We’ve caught them scampering around for Spring and they couldn’t be more delightful. And our Design Team just loves coloring this wonderful work by artist Ellen Jareckie.

Ellen colors the House-Mouse Designs characters with colored pencils and turpenoid or gamsol or with ProMarkers. You can watch her coloring in our booth at CHA the year we launched the House-Mouse Designs® stamps here: (sorry about the vertical video, we didn’t know any better back then)


You can see the ProMarkers coloring chart on the House-Mouse.com website by clicking HERE.

We also have coloring charts for these wonderful characters on our website. There are charts for Copic Markers, Distress Markers, Tombow Markers, Irotijen Colored Pencils, and Spectrum Noir Markers. These easy references are available HERE.

One of the things we’ve loved most about carrying the House-Mouse Designs images is working with the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog folks. These wonderful blogs, a new challenge every two weeks, have so much inspiration and wonderful chances to win free products. Our good friends at Simon Says Stamp sponsor prizes for this blog, and designers from all over the world play along and share their wonderful cards! Do visit and leave some nice comments about their hard work.

The most fun we’re having with our newest mousey offerings is with this Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set – So Sweet

SSCM5004 So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSCM5004 So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps

These adorable mice have some of our happiest greetings yet, and they’re just perfect for jumping out of baskets, sitting on cupcakes, admiring your yummy garden veggies and jumping for joy. Check out these adorable cards by our in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons! Notice how Debi added mice from the So Sweet set to the Birthday Mischief, Juggling Berries, and Cheese Puff cards for added fun!

HMM18 Strawberry Wish by Debi Hammon
HMM18 Strawberry Wish by Debi Hammons
HMP84 Juggling Berries by Debi Hammons
HMP84 Juggling Berries by Debi Hammons
SSCM5004 So Sweet by Debi Hammons
SSCM5004 So Sweet by Debi Hammons
HMP89 Birthday Mischief by Debi Hammons
HMP89 Birthday Mischief by Debi Hammons
HMP92 Cheese Puffs by Debi Hammons
HMP92 Cheese Puffs by Debi Hammons

Of course our Design Team is ready to share some great projects with you, and we’ve got links for some of the House-Mouse and Friends Design Team as well. Hop around this week and leave as many mice comments as you can, we’ll give away 3 of the So Sweet sets this week to U.S. Winners by randomly drawing from the comments.

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Bunny Hoyle

Lorraine Aquilina (Lols)

 

Brushed Alphabet Greetings

We’re sharing our Brushed Wishes and our Great Big Greetings this week. For the article about our Brushed Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set, see TUESDAY’s post. We’ve even added a new alphabet to our collection with our new brush lettering. It’s so clever, too! Fran wanted to make this alphabet big enough for your mixed media, decorative painting, scrapbooking, or cardmaking uses. In order to get the letters bigger, she left out the Q, X, and Z in the set and supplied you with a handy extra stroke that can be used as quotation marks, an apostrophe, or can be added to other letters to make the missing ones. Here’s how it works (this guide is included with your alphabet set):

Brushed Alphabet Caps QXZ guide.
Brushed Alphabet Caps QXZ guide.

Here’s the Brush Alphabet Caps:

SSC1273 Brush Alphabet Caps
SSC1273 Brush Alphabet Caps

Here’s the Brush Alphabet Lower Case:

SSC1274 Brush Alphabet Lower Case

You can see how this cute alphabet makes it easy to put any greeting you want on your card or project:

House-Mouse Teddy Friend
HMM19 Teddy Friend and SSC1273 Brush Alphabet Lower Case by Kristine Reynolds

 

Love You Brush Alphabet by Debi Hammons
Love You Brush Alphabet by Debi Hammons
Brush Alphabet and Great Big Love by Kristine Reynolds
Brush Alphabet and Great Big Love by Kristine Reynolds

Check out some other alphabet samples from our team:

Janelle Stollfus

Love, Stampendous

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We want to extend our love week to show our love and appreciation for you, our customers! We are really grateful for those of you who follow us faithfully and keep the crafting candle burning! Those of you who get your children and grandchildren creating as often as you can! You who read our blog and follow us on social media, and leave the kind comments and ooh and aah over our newest products. Thank you, so much! We truly do love you!

We had one last share from our Design Team for today! Thanks for keeping the love alive!!

Leadonna Fritts

Love is in the Air

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We’re celebrating LOVE with the rest of the world this week! Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, February 14, and we have so many wonderful images for celebrating! Our Design Team sends their love this week by creating gorgeous projects with our love-ly images. You can always find any of our love images in the Stamps/Valentines Category on our website. You can visit it by clicking on that link or on the banner above.

You can see by our banner that some of our most loving images feature the irrepressible House-Mouse Family! These little mice are always showering one another with love, just like in the image above called Glitter Hearts! In fact, some of the wonderful design team from the House-Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog  (or if you’re need of a steady stream of sweet mice, visit them on Facebook) will be joining us this week to share their Valentine greetings with all of you. Let’s start with them:

Bunny Hoyle

Vickie Y

Christine Craig

Lorraine Aquilina

Sue Drees

And we thought we’d share the Valentine work of the recent winners on the HMFMCB –

Misti

Becky S

Janette van Otterio

 

Even artist Andy Skinner’s Team is dreaming of Valentines this week. Check out these incredible mixed media posts. We sure love them!

Brenda Brown

 

And, of course, our own Design Team has some love to share with you!

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

We hope you’ve got your favorite Valentine something sweet that’s ready to go! We’ll be back Wednesday to share more love!!

Spring Borders Die Set – Part II

Spring Borders Die set

We’re in love with our Spring Borders Die set! If you missed the Monday post, be sure to check it out here! MONDAY

We’re continuing today with an in-depth look at two more of the dies in this set!

The first one is the darling heart cut-out die! This die is designed to cut a “window” in your card’s 5-1/4″ X 4″ or larger, layer. It allows for paper piecing or a lovely peek at the inside of the card. Cutting it out also provides you with lots of little hearts you can use as confetti in your card.

Heart cut out die

 

The next die is the Ribbon Threader Die. These darling daisies just beg for a ribbon, twine, or strip of patterned paper to be threaded through their little holes. Such a cute way to add ribbon to a card or project!

Ribbon Threader Cutting Die
Ribbon Threader Cutting Die

 

Take a look at the great designs by our Design Team today! Be sure to leave them a nice comment so we can enter you to win your own set of Spring Borders Dies.

 

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Louise Healy