House-Mouse Friends and Fun!

It’s easy to give a friend a little lift when they receive a card from you with a House-Mouse and Friends design on them. This week our little meeces will come out to play with their friends on design team projects for a great time of fun.

Maxwell and Amanda are helping out a friend in this entertaining stamp design and it just might be worth the boost for a taste of that prized garnish too.

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Martini Mice Rubber Stamp

Martini Mice are creating a splash on Monika Thomas color spot card. Isn’t that genius of Monika to color only the olive!

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Martini Mice by Monika Thomas

And these mice friends are sharing some fun projects today, too!

Jamie Martin

Jennifer Dove

 

Whispers of Love

Sharing the quiet moments of love couldn’t be more easy than with these two amazing House-Mouse Designs® images about small whispers of love. These tiny gestures of fondness are so cute and appropriate for our Be Mine theme week, that I can’t wait to share them.

Here’s the House-Mouse Designs® Be Mine stamp illustrated by Ellen Jareckie. Now I can see this image being used for anniversary, weddings, and scrapbook pages.

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Be Mine Stamp

If you hopped earlier this week you might have seen this darling colored sample from Rhea Weigand and below it’s linked up to a supply list with instructions.

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Be Mine by Rhea Weigand

Tails Entwined stamp, also from House-Mouse Designs illustrator Ellen Jareckie, is squealing cute with spring. It’s the perfect little card for a new or old romance card.

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Tails Entwined Stamp

We just love this card from Lea Kimmel and it has a supply list and instructions on our website.

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Tails Entwined by Lea Kimmel

Our designers today have some love to share with their projects. Have fun!

Kristine Reynolds

Jennifer Dove

Tenia Nelson

 

Birdie Love, Be Mine

A very sweet friendship is afoot with Amanda Mouse and her springtime friend. It’s one more step towards spring when creatures are out to play like the two in this Birdie Kiss stamp. I think I’ll just say ADORABLE and leave it at that.

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Birdie Kiss Stamp

It’s so great to see these stamp come to life with the touch of color and here Jennie Lin Black’s card has some fabulous color and flare.

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Birdie Kiss by Jennie Lin Black

Here’s a sample from me for the January catalog and it comes with instructions, so just click on the image or caption beneath it.

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Birdie Kiss by Janelle Stollfus

Are you ready for a big line up of designers today? We have delivered for a fun time hopping. Be sure to leave a little bit of comment love along the way so the designer’s know you stopped by.

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Jennifer Dove

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Lea Kimmel

 

Kisses Galore

It’s February, Stampendous fans, and we’ve got you covered with our love themed stamps! The Kisses Galore background stamp will set the stage for your greeting cards or scrapbooking events with your loved ones.

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Kisses Galore Background Stamp

Once the stage is set with Kisses Galore, how about one Kiss to seal the design.

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Kiss Stamp

Monika Thomas paired these stamps together and added a sentiment from the Life Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set in a great valentine red design.

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Kisses Galore by Monika Thomas

It’s going to be an adorable week of inspiration to help you say, “Be Mine” in so many creative ways and today’s designers are ready to get you started.

Jennifer Dove

Jamie Martin

Rhea Weigand

 

Bed of Roses

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Rose Pattern Background by Rhea Weigand

Our floral background stamps are great for the main focus for quick and easy cards. Rhea used our Rose Pattern Stamp with an airbrush technique to create a stunning card.

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Rose Background Wood Mount Stamp

Amy Hurley-Purdie made this awesome thank you card with the PenPattern Blooms and white embossing powder. A very neat looking card!

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PenPattern Blooms by Amy Hurley-Purdie
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PenPattern Blooms Wood Mount Stamp

And Wendy Price made this amazing colored Floral Tapestry background.

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Floral Tapestry by Wendy Price
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Floral Tapestry Wood Mount Stamp

Of course you can click on any of the pictures to get to project instructions or product information. Ready for some more strolling through another amazing project?

Kristine Reynolds

 

There’s NEW Nathalie!!

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Stampendous has been so blessed to have internationally acclaimed Mixed Media Artist and Instructor Nathalie Kalbach designing stamps for our collection. She created three image groups last year that were hot, hot, hot! Now we’ve added three more. We caught up with Nathalie at CHA and convinced her to demo in the booth. Her fun and textured art journals aren’t really formal demo material, but we had a great time showing layer after layer of added yumminess as she just played around with paint and her new stamps! Enjoy!


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Stampendous and Core’dinations

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It’s only day two of the hop and we’ve seen some amazing projects from both teams and there are even more to see today! We are having some fun along the hop that includes a chance to win a prize package that includes our Jumbo Cling Dear Santa Stamp Set plus Jumbo Stamp Handle and a set of Recycled Kraft cards and envelopes to create 50 – 5 x 7 greeting cards.

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To be eligible to grab one of the three prize packages from our blog hop, comment each day on our blog and that of each designer in the list below. The winners will be chosen by random (random.org) and we’ll be looking for a way to notify the winners from their comment or profile information. Details on our Official Contest Rules can always be accessed on our Challenge Contest Page. If you are joining for the first time today you can catch up on the projects for MONDAY, walk through today’s post and come back again tomorrow for more ideas with Stampendous and Core’dinations.

We’re also hopping along with our friends at Art Anthology this week, so we don’t want to confuse you! If you’re looking for that hop here’s Monday, and today’s hop.

Here’s today line up of fabulous projects from today’s designers!

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Lea Kimmel

Tenia Nelson

Core’dinations Blog

 

Stampendous and Core’dinations Mini Holiday Hop

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Welcome Everyone to our mini-hop with the folks from Core’dinations! We thought we’d bring you just a bit more fun and a great chance to win some more prizes this week! We’re hoppping with Core’dinations on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and you’ve got the chance to win a great prize!!  Our wonderful Dear Santa Stamp Set comes with a terrific border, plus a free mask/stencil to mask off the Santa and stencil a candy cane background! You’ll love it. And the gorgeous recycled cards from Darice (makers of Core’dinations Cardstock) are just gorgeous! They’re a big, A7 for your best greetings, and they’re two colors of kraft…so use the side you like best!! Plus they’ve got matching envelopes!


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We’re also hopping along with our friends at Art Anthology this week, so we don’t want to confuse you! If you’re looking for that hop, and hoping to win some goodies there as well, you can check it out HERE.

But now it’s time to check out the gorgeous artwork from today’s designers!

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Lea Kimmel

Core’dinations Blog

And the Stockings Were Hung!

Getting Ready for Christmas

The adorable friends from House-Mouse Designs® have spent all week decorating the house and decking the halls! They’re ready for Santa to come down the chimney and bring them some treats. We’re sharing some great samples from our July Catalog this week made by our terrific Design Team. Maybe one of them will inspire you to get your holiday decorate on!! You can click on the pictures to see the projects on our website with supply list and instructions.

They’ve decorated their tree! Although it’s a wonder they have any ornaments left after Monica’s Balancing Act!

Balancing Act by Jamie Martin
Balancing Act by Jamie Martin

They’ve put the finishing touches on the Christmas Cookies, although knowing Amanda and Maxwell there might not be any left for Santa!

Finishing Touch by Kristine Reynolds
Finishing Touch by Kristine Reynolds

They’ve wrapped the gifts… uh… well… maybe Maxwell, Monica and Amanda are hoping for a ride in Santa’s Sleigh??

Bow Tied by Kristine Reynolds
Bow Tied by Kristine Reynolds

They’ve sung in the Christmas pageant, Mudpie and Monica were the angels!

Angel Mice by Kristine Reynolds
Angel Mice by Kristine Reynolds

Mudpie even put out the cookies for Santa! And a note… just to explain.

Santa Cookies by Jennifer Dove
Santa Cookies by Jennifer Dove

Finally the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Maxwell is taking no chances that Santa might miss his! He’s even got a peppermint stick for Old St. Nick. Well… what’s left of one anyway!

Stockings Hung by Tobi Crawford
Stockings Hung by Tobi Crawford

We hope you’ve enjoyed our take on Getting Ready for Christmas! We’ve sure had a blast sharing these terrific samples with you! And, of course, we want to close by saying, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

Santa Mouse by Kristine Reynolds
Santa Mouse by Kristine Reynolds

 

Christmas Preparations!

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Like it or not, the holidays are fast approaching! When do you decorate for Christmas? (or whatever holiday you celebrate)  Do you like to have all your decorations up when the family comes for Thanksgiving? Do you avoid the Black Friday crowds and stay home to deck the halls? Are you content with a wreath on the door and a Merry Christmas on your lips? Or do you make every room in your house a dazzling showplace to Christmas?

Our friends at House-Mouse Designs® go all out! They want to impress Santa so that he’ll leave them goodies galore!  Our design team is swamped this week with the Tue-Wed-Thu blog hop with Spellbinders and the Fri-Sat-Sun blog hop with Tombow! (sooo much goodness for one week) We’re going to help them out in the afternoons by sharing some of the “holiday preparations” cards and projects they made for our catalog. If you click on the picture it will take you to the Supplies and Instructions on our website. We hope you find some inspiration for your own holiday cards (or decorations!) this year.

Stringing cranberries is a fun activity to do with kids. We always added popcorn, but I imagine that Muzzy ate all the popcorn (like we used to) before she got this far!

Pinecone Tree by Debi Hammons
Pinecone Tree by Debi Hammons
Getting Ready for Christmas Box by Debbie Cole, CDA
Getting Ready for Christmas Box by Debbie Cole, CDA

Come back and visit us tomorrow (after you finish your Spellbinders Hopping…oooh the prizes!!) and we’ll have more fun Christmas preparations for you!