Spring Friends for House-Mouse

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Spring time brings friends together, and in anticipation of those gatherings outside with family and friends, we have a full week of House-Mouse Designs to encourage spring while we craft up projects in our spare time.

Our House-Mouse characters today are spending time with a few of their friends, enjoying the outdoors with fun activities.

 

 

House-Mouse Designs are the creation of the talented Ellen Jareckie, and we are thrilled to be providing her artwork as stamps in wood mount or our exclusive Stampendous Cling Mount Rubber. Visit our website to see a full collection of  House-Mouse, Gruffies, and HappyHoppers friends who celebrate year round in sweet and mischievous ways!

And there are more spring themed mice to see today from the following designers.

 

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

 

So Many Shoes, So Little Time

 

Shoe Babies by Kristine Reynolds
HMQ07 Shoe Babies by Kristine Reynolds
There are so many great pairs of shoes out there that we dedicate this week to the gorgeous, practical, and super sweet shoe images we carry for stamping and stenciling fun.

Today is a look at a few super sweet House-Mouse® and HappyHoppers® stamps from previous catalog releases. They are so cute we couldn’t imagine not showing them this week! Enjoy a peek and click any of the photos to go to our website for more information.

HMCQ07 Shoe Babies Rubber Stamp
HMCQ07 Shoe Babies Rubber Stamp
HMM12_Tiny_Runner_rendered_800
HMM12 Tiny Runner Wood-Mounted Stamp
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House-Mouse®Tiny Runner by Lea Fritts
Cling Insert MG Final trimmed size: 4.5" x 6.5" Green background is Pantone 365C
HHQ01 HappyHoppers® Diva Hopper
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HappyHoppers® Diva Hopper by Wendy Price

Our design team is excited to share their fashionable projects this week and here is one we know you are going to love!

Jamie Martin

Friendly Witch Friday

Well, it’s finally Friday this week, and the witches of Stampendous have to get brewing their Halloween potions! We hope you’ve enjoyed your magical week of bewitching creations! We want to leave you with a last few gorgeous projects.

We’re sharing here this terrific creation from Jennie Lin Black! She shared it on her blog earlier in September HERE. A far cry from Macbeth’s three hags, these are the cutest three witches you’ll ever see! Those darling House-Mouse Designs® friends are ready to ride away on their broom! Do you think they’ll leave little pumpkin Mudpie behind? Jennie did the most amazing work on the bricks in this picture. She explains how she did it on her blog post.

Three Witches by Jennie Black
Three Witches by Jennie Black – House-Mouse Designs® copyright Ellen Jareckie, Greeting from Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Stamps™ by Stampendous

Three other terrific designers have Witchy Wonders on their blogs today! Be sure to check them out and cast a spell of love for them with a kind comment on their projects.

Lea Kimmel

 Janelle Stollfus

 Pam Hornshu

Finally – be sure to join us next week when we’ll be collaborating with Dreamweaver Stencils (always fun!) and Core’dinations Cardstocks (even more fun!) for a terrific blog hoppin’ week with great prizes! We’ll be getting our Christmas on!  AND our Halloween explorations will continue with some posts devoted to the Stampendous ravens and crows – Ravens Rule!  Lots going on next week!

 

Witch Treats Today

We are happy to be back today with more Witchy Wonders. It’s always a treat when House-Mouse Designs® stamps are released, and this time some have come in witch’s costumes. There are some great designer projects with these stamps on our website, so I’ve tucked links to them along with the wood mount images below.

Three Witches Wood Mount Stamp


Witch Treat Wood Mount StampThree Witch and Witch Treat Project Gallery


Trick or Tweet Wood Mount StampTrick or Tweet Project Gallery

Oh, and there are more projects! I’ve rounded up some more of our designer’s previous posts because they certainly have a witchy twist to them. It’s our version of Throwback Thursday!

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Lea Kimmel

HappyHoppers® are on the Loose!

We are so blessed and grateful to be carrying the House-Mouse Designs® characters here at Stampendous. We opened our collection last Fall with the delightful mice for Halloween, Fall and Christmas. Then in our October Catalog we added the darling HappyHoppers® bunnies to the team, and these sweet rabbits have stolen our hearts! We added more of them to our line in the January Catalog, and this week our team is showing you their favorite creations with these wonderful creatures from the pen of Ellen Jareckie! So many of them are perfect for Mother’s Day, or Baby, or Father’s Day. We’re just so excited to have these options. In this stamp Hop-It reads a story to Bumble and Itty Bit! So sweet.

HHP02 Reading Rabbits
HHP02 Reading Rabbits

Let’s see what our designers have posted for the beginning of this week:

Janelle Stollfus

Rhea Weigand

Kristine Reynolds

 

Brrrr! It’s Snow Fun Out There!

Snowball Fight by Jennifer Dove
Snowball Fight by Jennifer Dove

We’re counting our blessings in sunny Southern California this week, and our prayers are with our friends all over the country (and the world) who are trudging through record cold and snow! We’re sending warm thoughts your way!!

We’re also super busy building a new website experience for you, and gearing up for the BIG Craft and Hobby Association show in Anaheim this weekend. Sorry if we’ve fallen behind! Our Design Team has still been sharing, however, and we wanted to make sure you caught their posts!

Last week they shared our House-Mouse Designs® Winter Themed Stamps! You can see their fantastic cards at the following links:

Kristine Reynolds – Hang on Tight, More Mice

Tenia Nelson – Ski Run

Rhea Weigand – Ski Run, Hold on Tight

Jennifer Dove – Headed Your Way, The Love of a Friend, As Sweet as Candy

This week the theme is Snowmen! If you’re even able to get outside to make a snowman, we’d love to see a photo of yours! Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram if you post your snowman photos. Use #Stampendous any time to get our attention!

Designers posting snowman cards today –

Kristine Reynolds

Have Yourself a Mousey Little Christmas!

Chin Up by Debi Hammons
Chin Up by Debi Hammons

We’re looking this week at the darling holiday images from House-Mouse Designs®. We’re so blessed at Stampendous to be creating stamps with the darling little characters from the pen of Ellen Jareckie!

We wanted to remind you as well that House-Mouse Designs® has its own blog with some seriously talented designers AND a weekly challenge where you can win free products and even digital downloads! It’s pretty darn fun!! Check them out at  House-Mouse Challenge Blog.  The official House-Mouse Website also has a gallery where you can view the creations of others and post your own – HMD by Me.  And you know you can follow these darling critters on Facebook, and Pinterest. If you’re becoming as fond of these little guys as we are, there is lots and lots of inspiration on the web!

Including our Design Team – Here’s who has Christmas inspiration for you this week –

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Rhea Wiegand

Jamie Martin

The Week Before Christmas and All Through OUR House…

The mice are stirring…oh yes they are! This week our Design Team are posting Christmas greetings with our adorable House-Mouse Designs® Rubber Stamps. These darling characters by artist Ellen Jareckie are so much fun to color for Christmas and their little expressions really share the joy of the season! Here’s hoping you enjoy all their fun this week.
We have a guest post from BlogStar, Rhea Weigand today, plus check out the cute cards posted on these DT Memebers’ blogs:

Kristine Reynolds

Rhea Weigand (a different card than below)

Hello,  Today I am sharing Chin Up House Mouse which you can now get in cling from Stampendous!  I also used the Christmas Background stamp for the sentiment.
Along with this project I put together a couple quick tips for our friends that may be just getting into card making.  This is also for the long time, die hard card makers too.  Sometimes we forget little things we’ve learned over the years…..
Like embossing metal brads…..
Or….not die cutting a certain area of and image.  And….Using our dies to make shaped cards!!!
I will be back tomorrow with an over the top one of my favorite Christmas House Mouse Cards!!!!

We’re Having the Micest Time at CHA!

Absolutely no one is running, screaming or climbing on chairs when they see our new friends from House-Mouse Designs®! In fact, they’re lining up to learn from artist Ellen Jareckie just how these adorable mice are colored! Ellen is using a variety of media to help folks see how cute  our new little furry friends can be.

House-Mouse artist Ellen Jareckie coloring at CHA
House-Mouse artist Ellen Jareckie coloring at CHA

Folks are flocking to Stampendous booth #1254 to check out these new little critters and meet the artist! And she’s just lovely!

CHA Coloring

If you’re at CHA, we hope you’ll come by and meet Ellen and see some coloring ideas! If not, you can find a really cool coloring guide for the mice on the House-Mouse website. On this guide, Ellen recommends using ProMarkers. Our design team created a fantastic coloring guide for those of you that prefer Copic Markers. Would you like one??!! It’s really easy! Just share any of our House-Mouse Introduction blog samples from this week on Pinterest. Be sure to put #Stampendous, or @Stampendous if you follow us, in your description when you pin so we can find it. Then let us know at submissions@stampendous.com or on our Facebook page that you’ve shared. We’ll email you our fantastic Copic Marker coloring guide!

Meanwhile, enjoy some more terrific House-Mouse Samples from our Design Team! Here’s who is posting today:

Jennifer Dove

Kristine Reynolds

Suzanne Czosek

Thankful Mouse by Debi Hammons
Thankful Mouse by Debi Hammons

This adorable card by in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons uses Fall Float, Kind Friendship, and the Free Template from our new Cling Jumbo Leaves. Plus Crystal Micro Glitter.

Our New Friends are Delightfully Cheesy!

Our darling new stamps feature the adorable mice from House-Mouse Designs®. And, like all mice, these love cheese. In fact, that’s how Mudpie came by the little nick in his left ear! Maxwell and he were racing for a piece of Swiss cheese one day, and, well, Maxwell got a bit confused! We are having so much fun learning to use adjectives like “mice” instead of “nice” and find the clever puns that come with these characters delightfully cheesy!

Sweet Halloween by Jamie Martin
Sweet Halloween by Jamie Martin

And the Cheesiest Greetings you’ll ever find…

We’ve worked with the great folks at House-Mouse Designs® to create some silly, funny, cheesy holiday greetings to use with your mice. These Digital Downloads coordinate perfectly with specific images to provide you the “micest” experience possible when making cards for the upcoming Fall and Winter Holidays. We know you’ll find them impossible to resist! Look for these greetings on the samples from our Design Team as well, you’ll find lots of great ideas for using them here on our blog and on our website. Each Digital Download comes with a .zip file containing each phrase in .jpg, .png, and .eps format. Some are handwritten in Fran’s popular style, some of them use fonts. You can see each one and what’s included on it’s product page. None of these files include mouse images, those are shown for reference only. The files include the sentiments only.

Check out what today’s designers have for you! (and remember… Free Shipping!!)

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel