This week our Design Team have been sharing the rest of their April Release Samples. At the end of next week, on June 29th, our July Holiday Catalog will go live on our website, and all of our newest Halloween, Fall, Christmas, Winter, and more be available for your viewing pleasure.
Next week the team will be sneaky peeking their favorites of the new Holiday options so you can get jump start on your shopping list for seasonal creating! Many of these great new products are already in your favorite stamp stores, so you might want to plan a visit soon!
Here we are saying farewell to the April Release (for those of you who just started it, don’t worry, Summer isn’t quite over yet, there will be other summery shares!). Check out these designer’s blogs to see their great inspiration.
We have three winners this week. Each one may choose their choice in Cling Rubber Mount of the Happy Hedgehog, Llama Delivery, or Sloth Swing. Let us know in an email to email@example.com which one you’d prefer and your U.S. Mailing Address.
Congratulations, Winners!! We hope you love stamping your new critters.
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!
We need to update some contests we’ve held recently and get some goodies out to our winners! Congratulations to all these lucky folks!
First, we had our Sunny Hello stamp – with these three lucky winners
You three winners need to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your U.S. Mailing Address.
Second, we participated in the Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop which was so successful and touched so many people. We are really grateful for all of you who commented, made cards, and took a turn around the wonderful inspiration that folks created. What a fun time it was!
Our three winners of the Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Cutting Dies were:
You lovely winners need to email Veronica at email@example.com with your U.S. Mailing Address, since she was the hostess of the hop!
Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks so much for following along and playing with us!
The beauty of Paris is famed the world over. Walking her charming streets is the one place in Europe that looks exactly how you’ve always imagined it would look. Small sidewalk cafes, the stunning Tour d’Eiffel, the Champs Elysees! It’s all incredible and awe inspiring. What would you MOST like to see in the City of Lights? We’d love to hear about your favorite Paris memory or dream. We’re giving away three sets of this beautiful stamp set and matching cutting dies this week! If you missed the chance to comment on Monday, be sure to do so as well as today. Our Official Contest Rules are always HERE.
We sent our wonderful Paris Bonjour set and the matching dies to the amazing Vicky Papaioannou and she worked her magic, as usual. We just love how she combines products to create a stunning layout. We know you’ll love her little trip to Paris. She also included our new Paris Map 6″X6″ Background Stamp. It’s such a versatile background for any travel-themed creations. Please leave her some love! These gifted artists thrive on your positive comments!
Meanwhile, back home our Design Team has some wonderful things to share using the Paris set, and we have a terrific post from Sue Drees of the House-Mouse Design Team joining us! Be sure to leave some love for all of them!
We’re joining today with some awesome crafters to help raise awareness of Autism by creating some really fun stuff!! 1 in 68 children in America is diagnosed with some form of autism, and we all need to learn more about this disorder and how to work with and help autistic people and their families. April is Autism Awareness Month. We hope you’ll hop all around the blogs and show us some wonderful, supportive spirit. There are prizes for lucky U.S. Winners from the comments! Click on the picture below to check out the Autism Blog Hop. Click the picture above to visit the Autism Society and learn more about autism and how they are helping families that deal with this issue.
From Stampendous, we’re offering three sets of our Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Dies as prizes. Official Rules are always HERE. Our Chicks are designed so that you can stamp and die cut a whole chick family of any size , and show all your family’s everyday activities involving everyone! We’ll be sharing our Chicks all week, so we hope you’ll join us for our regular blog posts on Wednesday and Friday to see more of this great set in action. Here’s a card from our own Fran Seiford.
We hope our Sunny Hello has brightened your week. Would you like to win one? We’ll give away three Cling Rubber Sunny Hello stamps to three lucky, US winners. Oooh… you might want to run back to MONDAY and WEDNESDAY to make sure you’ve left a comment. This fun greeting is perfect for any occasion, you’ll use it all year. And with the simple coloring or fancy layering, it’s great for a quick card or when you have more time. And we have another designer sharing today!
Meanwhile, we certainly hope that all of our fans out there in Stampingland have a wonderful Easter this weekend. Some of our Design Team members have created Easter projects to share with us today. Enjoy! Be sure to come back on Monday for a terrific hop with our Everyday Chicks!!
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.
Last week we had so much fun with our Spring Borders Dies, and you’ll want to keep watching for them in the future since our team used them on so very many samples!
We have some winners from last week! If you winners will send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and send us your U.S. Mailing address, we’ll get these darling dies out to you immediately! Thank you for your kind comments! They mean a lot to us.
Just a reminder to everyone. If we draw your name as a winner, but have no way to confirm that you live in the U.S., we draw another name. You need to make sure that some profile for you somewhere tells that you have a U.S. address. Even if you just write United States for your address online. We do try hard to verify, but this week we had to replace some winners who had no data available.
Our new Spring Borders Cutting Die Set is so fun. Our Design Team went a little bit crazy with them and they really explored the possibilities of this terrific product. Not just borders, there are cut outs, a ribbon threader, and so much more! You get six great dies and they’re each meant to be able to repeat across a long surface, or fit perfectly on your standard card. We’ll explore each one this week! You could even win one of these great sets!
Here’s that fun set (you can click on it to see it on our website):
Here are some great samples to give you ideas, plus you know our Design Team is playing along below! We’ll give away three sets of Spring Borders Dies this week to lucky commenters on our blog or the blogs of our Design Team. You have to have a U.S. Mailing Address to win and complete rules are always HERE.
First up, in this great set, is the scalloped border. It has a great scalloped edge with impressed dots that follow the edge line. Super versatile and perfect for any look from classic to whimsical!
The next die is the flower cut-out border. This can be used to create a piece to be glued on to a card, or it can cut out a “window” to the inside of the card or to another layer. All sorts of embellishments can be added to the flower centers, from Dot Sparklers to jewels.
Here are the Design Team members who are playing today: