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

THEME:

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.

The Star of Bethlehem

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P271 Shepherd Watch Wood Stamp

We have some great stamp images to share today as we move through the week of our Child Is Born theme. First up are these two sweet onlookers towards Bethlehem as the star shines brightly in the sky. What a sweet night scene that is colored so beautifully by Alison Heikkila.

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Shepherd Watch by Alison Heikkila

Another city scape stamp for today is this beautiful silhouette of the city of Jesus’ birth. Easy to emboss or stamp and go for a quick make of greeting cards.

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P268 Bethlehem Night Wood Stamp

The holy night would be much quieter without the words from popular verses and carols that are captured in our inspirational and icon stamp set, Joyful Phrases Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

 

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SSC1233 Joyful Phrases Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

 

Laura Drahozal created this sweet card that was shared last week for our House-Mouse theme, but take a look at the great text background! Even as a backup to the Joyful Noise of mouse and bird, these sentiments shine on their own.

Joyful Noise by Laura Drahozal
Joyful Noise by Laura Drahozal

If you enjoyed our stamps today, you’ll be in for a treat with these designer projects –

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Tenia Nelson

Celebrate the Season With Friends

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HMR38 Joyful Noise Stamp

Forget the hustle and bustle and simply make time to enjoy friends, family and places around us. At least that is how it looks for our focus on House-Mouse stamps today. Amanda has her bugle at tempo with a friend who’s all in for the holiday season. See them in wonderful color on this card by Laura Drahozal.

Joyful Noise by Laura Drahozal
Joyful Noise by Laura Drahozal
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HMP32 Gift For Kitty Stamp

It is a great friend who gives their best gift… themselves. A gorgeous Christmas theme card by Kristine Reynolds shows off these friends and they would work well for any gift giving occasion or birthday scrapbook layout.

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Gift For Kitty by Kristine Reynolds

It’s time for our designers to hand out inspiration over on their blogs, let’s see what they designed for our Celebrate the Season theme!

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Fritts

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Dreamweaver Thursday: Celebrate the Season

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Crank up your holiday music! It’s time for a celebration, and Stampendous and Dreamweaver have everything you need to wow your family, friends, and co-workers. For example, how about this beautiful card created by Lyn Bernatovich, featuring the Dreamweaver “Musical Christmas” stencil, pasted in gold on gold paper, and mounted on machine-embossed wine-colored cardstock?

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Speaking of singing…how about the Cardinals and Holly design below?

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A number one hit when designed by Laura Drahozal using the double-glitter technique and Stampendous Micro Glitters!

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Then maybe adding the Dreamweaver French Horn to your holiday mix?

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Laura_FrenchHornMusicWe would love for you to toot your own horn! Share your musical Stampendous and Dreamweaver inspirations on their respective Facebook pages. By the way, did you know that we also have a Dreamweaver Enthusiasts Facebook page, where our designers and fans meet to share and chat about their love of Dreamweaver products  by Stampendous? Just request an invite!

Meanwhile, our wonderful team has some more creations to share in celebration of this “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”!

Laura Drahozal

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Fritts

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

Pam Hornschu

Caroling, Characters and Mistletoe Smooches

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HHP09 HappyHoppers® Mistletoe Bunnies Stamp
It’s time for more of our theme, Celebrate the Season, with these adorable House-Mouse Designs®. We have some pretty awesome samples here on our blog, but you will also find them in our projects section too!

Our first stamp are those lovely hoppers having a sweet mistletoe moment and Jennie Lin Black’s card is so striking with colorful contrasts and our Retro Christmas stamp.

Mistletoe Bunnies by Jennie Lin Black
Mistletoe Bunnies by Jennie Lin Black

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HMR36 Christmas Characters Stamp
Can you believe these characters? Acting up at Christmas time. Well Muzzy is as angelic as always and in this card design by Pam Hornschu she really has herself looking drained from all the shenanigans.

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Christmas Characters by Pam Hornschu

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HMR37 Candle Carolers Stamp
If you love the songs at Christmas time and want to share an image of singing carols by candle light, then this House-Mouse stamp is for you! Kristine Reynolds created such a sweet scene that is so “berry” festive!

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Candle Carolers by Kristine Reynolds

Ready for some more fantastic inspiration to celebrate the season right with House-Mouse Designs? Let’s get started with these designers blog posts.

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Pam Hornschu

Janelle Stollfus

Celebrate the Season

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HMP33 Juggling Ornaments Wood Stamp

Our mice are stirring around the blog this week, preparing for the approaching holidays. Let’s check in on Monica, Muzzy, Amanda, Maxwell and Mudpie to see how they celebrate the season. Amanda and Monica are master tree decorators feeling at ease to juggle as they add them to the tree.

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Juggling Ornaments by Pam Bray

Once the ornaments are hung, it’s time to enjoy them! Monica is having fun on a carousel ride to celebrate.

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HMR40 Carousel Ornaments Wood Stamp

A beautiful card by Jennie Lin Black shows just how pleased Monica is at getting a leisure ride in the tree.

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Carousel Ornament by Jennie Lin Black

Better not forget the mistletoe! Monica, Muzzy and Amanda are trying out the mistletoe to see if it really does work!

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HMP35 Mistletoe Mice Wood Stamp

And Pam Hornschu has that magical touch with the Mistletoe Mice stamp and a beautiful card to show for it.

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Mistletoe Mice by Pam Hornschu

Let’s see who else is preparing for the holidays on today designers blog posts.

Kristine Reynolds

Alison Heikkila

Tenia Nelson

Pam Bray

We’ll see you back here on Wednesday with some exciting news of CHA Mega Show 2016!

Friday Haunts

A little carefree Friday here on our blog as we’ve been hard at work flaunting our haunts all week and it’s time for due recreation and relaxation.

You’ve probably seen this little skater, Amanda, this week who has figured out her flight path for Halloween from round the house to around the block on Halloween night. She’s pretty excited about the haul of treats she’ll find!

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HMV22 Skateboard Witch Rubber Stamp
Here are three of our designers cards with Skateboard Witch having a great recreational time. There are supplies and instructions for each one of them on our website.

Skateboard Witch by Wendy Price
Skateboard Witch by Wendy Price

Skateboard Witch by Louise Healy
Skateboard Witch by Louise Healy

Skateboard Witch by Kristine Reynolds
Skateboard Witch by Kristine Reynolds

Every haunt needs a place to relax and we have just the right set of stamps to create it. Our Spooky House Perfectly Clear Stamp Set has all the essentials to not only make the perfect house, but also familiars to make the house a home. We love this set to pieces.

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SSC1229 Spooky House Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Get a look at these amazing cards! Each one just screams the perfect location for a haunting relaxation.

 

Spooky House by Louise Healy
Spooky House by Louise Healy

Spooky House by Debi Hammons
Spooky House by Debi Hammons

Spooky House by Janelle Stollfus
Spooky House by Janelle Stollfus

Have a haunting good time on our design team hop today and we’ll see you back here next week!

Laura Drahozal

Lea Fritts

Pam Bray

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Showing Our Witchy Side

Welcome back to another haunting day of our “Got it? Haunt It!” week and today we are sharing two stamp sets that have so many iconic Halloween images and clever match ups, you’ll be making a wicked amount of fun projects.

Let’s start with Halloween Haunts Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. Just look at all these spooky good Halloween images in one set! They are sized to work perfectly on small treat bags or stamp them all together for a fantastic scrapbook border.

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Here are some delightful treat bags that come together quickly, for those little prizes or snack size candy to hand out.

Halloween Haunts Treat Bags by Janelle Stollfus

Have fun creating all sorts of great combinations for stylish gifts and cards with Witchy Legs Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. It is great to add to a fun scrapbook page or a fantastic little wickedly witch theme gift.

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SSC1230 Witchy Legs Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

This handmade gift box with a stylish tag will be grabbed up in a flash at your Witches Hat party! The witch legs are made combining the legs and striped skirt for a lengthy tag to talk about. We love the addition of the stamped creepy spider to the box for a great pattern paper. That little spider is in the Skeleton Style Perfectly Clear Stamps Set, but that stamp set is for another theme week coming soon!

Witchy Legs Gift Box by Janelle Stollfus

Of course the possibilities don’t end there with just two projects, we have a great line up of designer projects to see today. Head on over to their blogs for more inspiration!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Laura Drahozal

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

We are looking forward to Dreamweaver Thursday and all the inspiration with those haunting good stencils. See you tomorrow!

Got It? Haunt It!

Oh, are we ever going to have fun this week! It’s time to show our crafting witchy side for Halloween and we have oodles of great stamps just for that!

You can never go wrong with a good pair of witch stockings and these are a purrfect style that kitty likes!

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M325 Kitty Skirt Stamp (wood mount)

 

Here, Wendy Price created a fun color pattern in green and orange for a cute Skirt Kitty card. Look at that awesome background to frame this sweet card.

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Kitty Skirt by Wendy Price

And if the shoe fits? Haunt it! What a fun stamp and sentiment combo great for packaging up a tween’s Halloween treat and a fun way to scrapbook a costume layout.

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Q215 Shoe Fits Stamp (wood mount shown)

Look at this fantastic shoe card! Laura Drahozal glitzed out the sole of the shoe to our hearts delight and a fantastic batty background  for the card.

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Shoe Fits by Laura Drahozal

This sweet kitty is capped with a perfect witches hat for a great image that is sized just right to stamp a whole card for a quick project.

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R231 Witchy Cat Rubber Stamp

Lea Fritts really rocks the cute kitty factor with soft fur color and a gorgeous trim of Color Fragments and glitter goodies.

Witchy Cat by Lea Fritts

You can click any card photo or its caption in this post to be swept away to a project page with supplies and instructions on how to make one of your very own! We have a few more projects to inspire you today on these designer’s blog.

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus