The House-Mouse and Friends Design Challenge Blog offers challenges every two weeks to keep you playing with your House-Mouse, Gruffies, and Happy Hoppers stamp images. If you create a card for the challenge and post it anywhere online, you can enter to win a great prize. To check out their bi-weekly challenges, visit the HMFCB Site.
The current challenge is Christmas (or Anything Goes), and we were so excited to see all of the HMFCB teamies using new images from the Stampendous House-Mouse Designs® collection! The blog has lots of inspiration, as well, for your own Holiday greetings featuring the House-Mouse characters. Plus, our own Design Team has been sharing with these fun friends, and you can find their posts here –
Join Fran for this week’s Watercolor Series Lesson 125. These sweet Winter Pals are ready to help you make simple, small vignettes perfect for easy Christmas, Holiday, or Winter cards. Combine them with your stash of colored and patterned paper to make some simple, quick, sweet greetings.
The Winter Pals set includes 14 Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps, made in the USA, that are perfect for interactive greetings or simple stamping.
We’ve got some really sweet cards featuring this set as well.
So grab this great set and your favorite coloring medium and color or paint along with Fran this week!
At Stampendous we’re wild about Gnomes, and our new Gnomes and Friends Die set is so much fun, we can’t stop playing with it!
The sweet set includes everything you need to make large gnomes, small gnomes, girl gnomes, boy gnomes, and a whole woodland of friends and accessories for them to enjoy. There are an incredible 27 pieces in this set, and so many of them can be used with our other great die sets like Snowmen Melt and Truck Load. And, of course, all the gnomes and their friends fit in our new Dome Jar Shaker Die Set for even more fun!
Fran has been having a lot of fun creating cards with these sweet dies! Check out her video on how to use them here –
And take a look at these terrific cards. You can click on each one to see it larger.
The Stampendous Design Team also been playing with the Gnomes and Friends Die Set! Take a look at their great projects and go leave them some love! We’d really appreciate your sharing these with your friends, too! Thanks!!
National Cocoa Day is upon us! Oooh… so many sweet treats this month. Amanda, Maxwell, and Mudpie are enjoying a warm cup of cocoa with mini marshmallows under the Christmas tree. Do you enjoy a sweet cocoa now and then? Let us know how you take your hot chocolate – a hint of peppermint? add a cinnamon stick? lots of marshmallows? Leave a comment here for a chance to win our darling House-Mouse Designs® image Sharing a Sip in your choice of wood mounted or cling rubber. We’ll send three lucky winners a stamp to a U.S. Mailing Address (of course our Official Contest Rules apply).
Here’s a sweet card by our Design Team member Jamie Martin that you can create from the products on our website – (click on the picture for the details).
Sharing a Sip by Jamie Martin
Speaking of cocoa, we also have our wonderful marshmallow snowman this year, soaking in his Cocoa Hot Tub! This cute card from Alison Heikkila is colored so beautifully.
And this card by Cards and Coffee Time’s Tina Smith is just stunning! (and really shows off the shaved ice she put in the shaker card background, too.)
Be sure to visit their blogs and leave them all some love!!
We are thrilled to be back playing with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers in their Blog Hop. This event is always so much fun and sooooo filled with PRIZES!!
Wow, how to win?? So first, dig out your stamps (or click on the picture above and buy our cute little House-Mouse Designs® friends who are enjoying a cookie with their coffee!) and make a sweet card singing the praises of coffee (or chocolate, or tea, or other caffeinated joy), post it somewhere on the internet and get the direct link to it, then click on the image below and pop over to the main blog post to link your card to the challenge.
Our Design Team is playing along, and they will each be able to award a great coffee image to a lucky commenter on their blogs (U.S. Addresses only). Check out their creations – you have until November 8th to comment or enter the challenge above.
Winner can select wood mounted or Cling Rubber for this prize. Look at this sweet cookie holder made by our in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons! She slipped a two-pack of Mother’s cookies into the pouch, but you could add coffee packets or other treats. A great treat for teacher or classroom! You can find the supply list and directions for this project by clicking on the picture.
Simple to assemble, each package comes with enough pieces to make 8-3D diorama cards that stand for display and fold flat for mailing. Envelopes and a small stamp set of greetings are included. You can simply glue them together and add a photo or gift card in the pre-punched slots, or you can embellish them as much as your heart desires.
WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits are available in Christmas, Winter, Wedding, and Baby themed sets. Baby and Wedding are ideal for Everyday occasions as well. You’ll find them in your local stamping and scrapbooking store or on our website (where your orders are filled by a local, independent store!).
We’ve created a series of YouTube videos that will show you the basics of assembling these easy-to-use products, and they will give you some additional ideas for adding your own artistic flair if desired.
The Basics of the WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits
Beyond the Basics – Christmas WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits
Beyond the Basics – Winter WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kit
Hello Everyone, we hope your Holidays were fantastic. We’ve been working hard to launch our new January Catalog (the biggest one of the year) and to get ready for the industry’s biggest trade show Creativation!
But we didn’t forget that we left our penguins in their ugly sweaters waiting on the edge of their icebergs to see who won the contest!
First, the poll for top sweater designer! We’re glad we made you vote, because we could never have chosen just one of these sweaters. The winner, with 25 of the 76 votes (whew) was clear – Diane Williams – Her Take 2 Ugly Sweaters was the champ (we suspect it was the reindeer sweater that did it) – Here’s her original blog post if you want to visit the winner –
We also have three sets of Cool Penguin stamps and dies that will go to U.S. winners that commented on the various blogs from us and the participating designers. Here they are (also email to give us your mailing address!):
And a quick reminder – we dug through a lot of profiles to verify our winners have a U.S. mailing address. Adding at least your country to your blogger/google+/facebook/instagram/flickr/youtube profile, and to your comments, etc., would greatly increase your chances of winning.
Thank you so much for commenting and playing with us. We had a great time. There are still plenty of Winter weeks left in “sweater weather”, and we have lots of Cool Penguins in stock. Of course, it’s never too early to plan your next Christmas card. If you haven’t had enough sweaters, we discovered that Karen Hasheck’s link in our last post was incorrect (although it was correct in the polling area). Go check hers out!
If you made it this far, check out the new January Catalog. You’ll be seeing a lot of it in the coming months. You can click on the picture to view as a flippy book on issuu.com, download as a pdf to your computer, or even print your own in color. You can order a hard copy for yourself on our website – HERE
So we haven’t forgotten, never you fear. The time to vote on sweaters is here! Our cute Cool Penguin has been sporting “ugly” sweaters by some of our favorite designers on their blogs and ours for the last couple weeks. Now it’s time to vote. Your comments on the blog posts will enter you in a drawing to win one of these cute sets. Your votes on the cards will determine which designer gets a cool $50 in Stampendous product.
We had a couple more cute samples to share, so visit these blogs and leave a comment. Then come back and vote for your favorite. We’ve linked them all to a polling tool below and each choice includes the link so that, in case you didn’t write it down, you can remind yourself how cute they all were! Choose the one that you like best, ugly, cute, whatever your fancy.
New “ugly sweater” cards that we haven’t shared yet:
Our Ugly Sweater contest is fully underway and the designers have outdone themselves. We have another crop for you today. The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun. We’ll post the poll for you to vote at the end of the week. Meanwhile, keep commenting on the designers’ blogs for your chance to win.
Check out all the samples this week and next, and be sure to leave nice comments. At the end of this week you can vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!
Today we have a some really cool cards from Roxanne Russell. Former owner of one of our favorite stamp stores, The Stamp Addict, Roxanne is keeping her hand in crafting, we hope to lure her to blog-ville! You can comment here on her great projects.
Now go visit these great designers and leave them some comments!!
The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun. It seemed like the perfect opportunity for an Ugly Sweater Contest.
But the sweaters are SO cute! We sent the set to several designers to see what they’d come up with, and the results have been fantastic. Check out all the samples this week and next, and be sure to leave nice comments. At the end of next week you can vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!
Today we have a couple of darling cards from Judi Kauffman who designs classes and blog projects for The Queen’s Ink. She had WAAAYY too much fun with the sweater in this set. Apparently that darling penguin is just a bonus!
Wow! You can check out Judi’s other creations from earlier this week on Wednesday, and Thursday. Hop around and visit these designers and check out their ugly sweaters so you can vote! More next week as well.