We have a big week here on the blog with merry preparations for the holiday! Our House-Mouse Designs® characters are busy getting everything ready for the season and we can’t wait to share the experience with you all.
Today’s rubber stamps characters share these mice having a grand time making all places inside the home and out a bright a cheerful scene.
Muzzy and Amanda are getting the lights ready for the tree or making a great effort trying.
Monica and Amanda are with friends getting the decorations put on the tree.
Amanda and Mudpie are hanging the lights up for all to see.
Monica is rolling in the wreath for a festive welcome and some friends are decorating nearby with berries on a pinecone.
Here is more fantastic inspiration from the design team today –
We are back with more inspiration of the Pink Your Life Whisper Friends in projects from our designers, but let’s start today with a line up of the new stamp images!
The new release is full of sweet spring adventures for our little friends. We know you’ll love creating with them!
Prizes? Yes, there are two prizes up for grabs on our hop. Comment on the blogs participating in our hop this week, then early next week we’ll announce the winners! For more details stop by Monday’s blog post. Remember to mention in your comment where you live, we would love to see how far the hop reaches across the world.
We made it to All Hallow’s Eve, one more time around the crafty cauldron of Halloween inspiration! We dusted off our project coffin and have some eerie treasures for today, we hope you all have a fun, safe celebration with a few spooky treats!
We dusted off our project coffin and have some eerie treasures for today, let’s take a look at four projects old and new!
Lea Fritts’ project is haunting us with a character skeleton and a happy greeting! What a frightful and fun card! Next is an amazingly colored owl card by Wendy Price, those eyes they are fantastic!
Laura Drahozal is spooking us toward the Haunted Mansion with that foggy sky and old worn look of her image!
These spiders are entranced by Skeleton Lady on Asia King’s card, a popular image that never loses its level of eerie vibes.
And the last inspiration for today is a peek before you hop on over to see the full project.
Thank you all for such a FANtastic month of participation in our 31 Days of Halloween. We sure have enjoyed your comments, liking our projects and sharing what you love about Halloween. Now here is more inspiration from the Wicked Bloggers who have posted all month long on their blogs!
It’s Day 25 and we are back with a couple of cards that will spook your mojo into action before Halloween arrives. Here is a great Costume Stack card by Wendy Price that is completely fun and exciting for Halloween, click on the link to see how Wendy pulled this card together.
The last of our weekly prize package is Pumpkin Cat Cling Rubber Stamp and Framed Witch Metal Stencil. To be eligible to win this prize package, comment here on our blog posts this week and that of our designer’s blogs peeked as well. We’d like to know how far our spooky posts have reached so let us know where you live in your comment too. See our Official Contest Rules for details. Winner will be announced on Monday, October 31, 2016.
Have you been commenting on all of our 31 Days of Halloween posts? Good news! Those count towards our grand prize package! The grand prize winner will be announced on November 1st.
We made it to the beach with these House-Mouse characters and friends and now it is time for relaxation and recreation. It’s been an eventful week for these mice and if you missed our earlier posts, please stop by and check them out.
Monday these mice and friends started out in their own backyard with Wednesday summer treats soon to follow and Thursday is always a stenciling day.
Maxwell is in an odd position as his Sandpiper friend comes to inspect his condition! And then there are these mice hard at work creating a one of-a-kind sand castle with their Sandpiper friend distracted by grabbing a wiggly snack, or is it?
It is a gorgeous day for beachcombing and a House-Mouse is about to get pinched to see if it’s for real!
Now this is how a day at the beach should feel and Muzzy looks well rested and cool as a cucumber.
It was a fun journey today and this week and now let’s join these designers today who enjoyed some crafting time with our summer themed House-Mouse® character stamps.
Can you believe it is already Finale Hop Friday?! We loved spending time with our friends at Whisker Graphics along with their talented team of designers and if you haven’t browsed their online store yet you are missing out. Give yourself a treat and see their terrific selection of Divine Twine, Bitty Bags and Buckets, plus tags and stickers.
Also, stop by our growing Stampendous and Whisker Graphics Pinterest board after this week to see lots of new projects we’ve been working on and just between you and me, if you are just getting starting now with our hop it’s a quick way to get through our week of inspiration from Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
There are PRIZES! All you need to do to enter is comment on the blog posts for our hop with Whisker Graphics and winners are randomly selected and announced Monday, May 9th.
Three prize packages consisting of one each –
Divine Twine Diva – Crushed Lavender Solid
Divine Twine Diva – Crushed Lavender Stripe
Divine Twine Diva – Dried Celadon Solid
Divine Twine Diva – Dried Celadon Stripe
An assortment of bags in a variety of sizes and patterns
Winners choice of a Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Matching Dies (from available stock)
But wait!Additionally, we will give away one prize to an Australian winner courtesy of our distributor – The Stencil Specialist – which will consist of distributor’s choice of one stamp, one stencil and a surprise goodie.
We’re finishing up with a splash of a hop today! You might just see some of these nautical products today while visiting the designer’s projects, so be on the lookout for them! Enjoy the inspiration and hope you have a wonderful weekend!
This week has been fantastic, full of creative designs from cards to wall decor, and it’s hard to say this is our last day of the hop although it is the big finale. We’ve been waiting all week to get here and see more great projects from our team and the Creative Squad.
If you missed any of our posts this week, I would encourage you, do browse through them over the weekend and gather up all the ideas, tips and techniques to use on your own projects. Plus for those who comment on the posts here and on the designer’s blogs they are eligible for one of the three prize packages offered. Each commenter is randomly chosen and will be announced early next week.
THREE prize packages that include ALL three of Nathalie Kalbach’s Foam Stamp, Cling Stamp and Stencil Sets will be given to three randomly selected commenter. Be sure to stop and comment on our blog that of the blogs on the hop list and tell us where you are from in your comment. This is open everyone domestic and international! Deadline to comment is Sunday, May 1st at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (Monday, May 2nd 6:59 AM UTC).
Enjoy our big finale hop and we are especially excited to have Nathalie Kalbach and the Creative Squad hopping along with us today!
Now that we are in full stride on our hop with Nathalie and Friends, it is time to bring in our Dreamweaver Thursday focus with stencils and since we are hopping with product sets that include stencils we are in double stencil mania.
Each of the three Foam and Cling Rubber Stamp sets by Nathalie Kalbach include a quality plastic stencil that add depth and dimension to a project. Let’s have a close up look at each stencil from these projects.
The stencil included in the Bird set is more like our templates as it has removable pieces used for masks. The intricate designs of the stencils in the Elephant and Urban Scribbles have great textural depth for layering. Each stencil design add complementary details to the stamps as well which gives us room to bring out Dreamweaver Stencils to fill in the gaps.
Here is a fun example of bringing our Dreamweaver Stencils into mixed media with a journal page by Nathalie Kalbach.
A tip using your metal stencils with sticky mediums is to always keep the stencil flat on a surface while peeling away the paper substrate, that way the metal stencil is not damaged or warped and ready for the next project.
A little blog hop reminder, there are THREE prize packages available to commenters for this hop that include ALL three of Nathalie Kalbach’s Foam Stamp, Cling Stamp and Stencil Sets. Be sure to stop and comment on our blog that of the blogs on the hop list and tell us where you are from in your comment. This is open everyone domestic and international! Deadline to comment is Sunday, May 1st at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (Monday, May 2nd 6:59 AM UTC).
Before we get to our hop list, take a peek at the gorgeous dimension the stencil from Urban Scribbles makes in this project close up by Gwen Lafleur.
That’s it for our fabulous stencil focus today and now it’s time to hop on over to these participating designers, plus drop by Nathalie’s blog and see what she’s posted today!
The week went by fast while our design team was having fun sharing some of their favorite techniques from the Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z book. This book is a great tool to have by your side when you want something new to do with those embossing powders in your stash or for a refresher in the basics of embossing.
Another great tool and one essential to embossing with powders is a heat tool. We now carry the HT400 Embossing Heat Tool that is durable and built to last for all those embossing projects ahead.
We’ve enjoyed bringing you a full week of more techniques from the book and there are still more to see today!