Happy New Year!

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Cheers to a Happy New Year in 2016 and many wishes for a great year of stamping and stenciling!

We wrapped up a wonderful year with oodles of great new products and the addition of Dreamweaver Stencils to the family it just couldn’t get any better, and yet we have more exciting and innovative products coming out in 2016! CHA is just around the corner so stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and right here on our blog!

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HMV04 Warm Cup Rubber Stamp

Oh do we have a great wrap up of our theme week today, Baby – It’s Cold Outside! It’s time to sit back and enjoy the warmth of friendship and just like Mudpie, enjoy a warm cup after all the fun we’ve had outside!

Warming Cup by Jamie Martin
Warming Cup by Jamie Martin

Here Muzzy, Amanda and Mudpie who are finding their warmth by the candle light of a lantern.

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HMW04 Lantern Warmth Rubber Stamp

There is more over on these designers blogs today with a warm welcome to one of our alumni design team members visiting today!

Lea Fritts

Asia King

Alumni designer – Rhea Weigand

Enjoy and we’ll see you here next week for a great week of amplifying our Stampendous projects in a hop using Imagine Crafts products! There will be prizes!

Dreaming of a Frosty New Year

Happy New Year’s Eve!

I love New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. It opens up so many possibilities, a clean slate ready for whatever life throws at us…the good, the bad, and the AMAZING!

Are you the type who makes a resolution each year to add more of something to your life, or less of something to your life? Whichever direction that you’re heading this year, we hope you’ll bring some Stampendous and Dreamweaver along for the ride! How about a snowy sleigh ride? The team have been celebrating all things WINTER this week. So while you may be packing away your holiday decorations, you can still keep out those snowy pinecones, snowflakes, snowglobes, and icicles (real or fake!). Pull out your Dreamweaver Snowflake stencils, your White and Silver Embossing Pastes, your Stampendous Snowflakes Dies, and piles of Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder, and glitters!

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For ideas on how to play with these COOL products, check out our players for Dreamweaver Thursday

Laura Drahozal

Lea Fritts

Pam Bray

Pam Hornschu

Louise Healy

Tenia Nelson

Time Flies By with Outdoor Games

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HGRP07 Sledding Santa

It’s a great day in the snow with our furry friends and it is even better for us because we stay dry and warm inside! This fun sledding card does well as a sweet encouragement card for family or friend just like this card by Janelle Stollfus.

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Sledding Santa by Janelle Stollfus

Two more friends sledding with a few tweet friends near by. It couldn’t be a more enjoyable outing unless of course that candy cane is a real treat!

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P274 Bear Sled Rubber Stamp

Louise Healy has them all warmed up in their brown fur coats going down a sparkling snow path.

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Bear Sled by Louise Healy

The most adventurous Amanda is a downhill dynamo completely enjoying the colder temperatures and white powdery snow!

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HMM02 Ski Run Rubber Stamp

Here’s to red scarves and glistening snow mounds, just a darling Ski Run image colored by Rhea Weigand.

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Ski Run by Rhea Weigand

Thank you for stopping in for a little bit of snow fun! Let’s go see what today’s designers made to enjoy the cold outside!

Pam Hornschu

Asia King

Tenia Nelson

Baby It’s Cold Outside

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Debbie Cole created this fun shadow box featuring our Create Winter and Create Christmas Stamps, matching dies and stencils.

It is getting colder outside for most of us in the northern hemisphere, but that won’t stop us from having some fun! This week we have a flurry of great inspiration for fun in the snow and maybe afterwards warming up inside with hot beverages.

Here you can see the Cling Create Winter Stamps Set and matching dies in action with Fran Seiford sharing all the tips and techniques designed into these winter fun products.

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Create Winter Scrapbook Page by Debi Hammons

We have a ball of fun planned this week with our designers posting inspiration, too. Let’s go see what today’s designers have for us!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

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.

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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?

DWLL589_Musical_Christmas_800And take a look at this creation by Louise Healy, using the same design, but totally different look? Definitely something to sing about!

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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.

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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!

Decorative Painting with Stampendous and Dreamweaver

The month of October has been a celebration of all things Halloween, but did you know that it has also been Decorative Painters’ Month? We are very fortunate at Stampendous to have a highly accredited, respected, and loved member of the Society of Decorative Painters…Debbie Cole. She has been one of several that have enjoyed incorporating Stampendous designs and products into her artwork. Here are just a few of her creations…

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Dreamweaver Damask StencilMetallic Gold Embossing PasteCling Create a PoinsettiaCling Vintage Note
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Cling Whispered WishesDreamweaver Snowflakes BackgroundRegular Embossing PasteMicro Crystal Glitter
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Cling Snow QueenCling Snowflake SkyMicro Crystal GlitterShaved IceDreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste

These are just three of her winter holiday designs based on Stampendous images! You can view these and more, including instructions on her website/blog HERE. For more inspiration on decorative painting with Stampendous products, check out our Pinterest board filled with wonderful ideas. For more info on the Society of Decorative Painters, you can visit their site HERE. Now, we’ll leave you with an amazing tutorial from Debbie, sure to get your creative juices flowing. Remember, we’d love for you to share your creations on the Stampendous Facebook Page.

Dreamweaver Thursday: Rusty and Rustic Distressing

You’ve probably seen this fascinating video from Andy Skinner for Stampendous at least a couple of times this week, but just in case you missed it, we’re featuring it once again! Since this is our Dreamweaver Thursday post, we have a warm, yet frosty, project created by team member, Pam Hornschu, that uses parts of Andy Skinner’s faux rust technique, some great products from our craft partners, and the perfect Dreamweaver Stencil to highlight this rusty and rustic design. We even have step-outs so that you can follow along…

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Supplies: Dreamweaver Heart Ornaments stencil, 3/4 Stencil Brush, Palette Knife; DecoArt® Snow-Tex, Media Fluid Acrylics (Titan Buff, Quinacridone Gold, Paynes Grey); Art Anthology Stone Effects Dimensional Medium (Brick); Copic® Sketch Markers (E29, E31, G09, G28, BG75); May Arts® Cotton Striped Ribbon; Loew-Cornell® Sanding Sticks; Zip Dry by Beacon Adhesives®; galvanized wire, pliers; black foam core board (one piece 3 1/2 x 6″, and one 5 x 7 1/2″); 1/2″ wide paintbrush

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More of our Dreamweaver posts can be found here:

Stampendous Blog

Laura Drahozal DW

Lyn Bernatovich DW

Pam Hornschu DW

Kristine Reynolds DW

Lea Fritts DW

Louise Healy

Tenia Nelson

Alison Heikkila

Wendy Price