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!!
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).
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.
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.
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)
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
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!
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.
We’re sharing our Brushed Wishes and our Great Big Greetings this week. For the article about our Brushed Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set, seeTUESDAY’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):
Here’s the Brush Alphabet Caps:
Here’s the 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:
Check out some other alphabet samples from our team:
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!!
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:
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.
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!
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.
Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas! We’re still getting all our great new projects and things up on our website, but the new January product is there! Our team has been sneaky peeking our new goodies all week, have you seen them? There’s a list at the bottom of this email in case you’ve missed it.
You can click on the banner above to open our January catalog as a flip book, download it as a pdf to your computer, or even print it if you want. You can also order it on our website and see the products in the What’s New section of our website as well.
You’re going to love our new Curios – cute little stamps that decorate your space and work just like our regular stamps! They’re available February 1st, so keep your eyes open for them. We also have new images from Fran, great new 6″ X 6″ stamps for backgrounds, decorative painters and mixed media artists, more Laurel Burch, of course new House-Mouse Designs®, and even great new cling stamps from Andy Skinner! So much fun to love. Check out the sneak peeks below and stay tuned!
Once again Stampendous is proud to join the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop with some festive warm drinks! And prizes, of course!
Be sure to visit the hop page (click on the link or the picture above) and check out all the rules and such. The Coffee Loving Cardmakers group is giving away the prizes for us, so you need to follow their rules.
This time around we’re giving away two of our delightful House-Mouse Designs® stamps, and the winner can choose wood mounted or cling rubber.
Some of our Design Team are also playing along to help us promote this super fun blog hop! Check out their work below, then go make your own submission to add, and maybe win some caffeine-crazed meeces for yourself!! (P.S. There are LOTS of other prizes! You should really go check out the terrific Super Sponsors for this hop!)