Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Unmounted House Mouse Rubber Stamp Sets are HERE!

Finally, the cutest stamps around are now available as UNMOUNTED SETS! Not only is this an affordable way to add to your collection, it's also a great space saver!

The creator of these mice designs is Ellen Jareckie. As a child, she spent much of her spare time drawing. In addition to that, she kept a variety of pets throughout her childhood. These included a pet pig named Pipsqueak (who was raised on a bottle), a Bobwhite quail named Quincy, some lizards, snakes, goats, ducks, rabbits, cats, dogs, and of course mice. Her first encounter with mice occurred when her sister, Wren, brought home from school a mouse named Speedy. She immediately fell in love with the soft, warm and tiny creature. Not long after that Ellen also raised a litter of orphaned baby wild mice which were later released in a nearby field.

Of all the animals Ellen has drawn, however, the mice continue to be by far the most popular. Maybe this is partly because of the humanlike expressions Ellen adds to the mice or maybe because people are fascinated by their small size in comparison to our relatively large human world. In any event, after all these years of drawing mice Ellen continues to enjoy creating these whimsical characters and it shows in the look on Mudpie Mouse's face when he gets to eat a cookie that's as big as he is!

The new unmounted stamp sets are:

OPENING PRESENTS
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BALLOON
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CAKE:


POPPY
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FIREPLACE
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FEATHERED HUGS
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SLEEPY STOCKINGS
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What's your favorite? Let us know and one lucky random winner will receive the new House Mouse SET of rubber stamps - winner's choice! We will pick the winner Wednesday night, so hurry on up and let us know what you are thinking :)

BIG HUGS!
Heidi

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53 comments:

  1. the cake one is too cute! Might have to get my hands on some unmounted house mouse stamps soon

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  2. I love them all... but I think that the one with baloons is the best.

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  3. Oh they are just adorable. I am loving the poppy birthday set!

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  4. Awwwww I think they are all adorable, cute and totally awesome that they are available as unmounted. If I had to pick one though I would choose CAKE....it's just too cute!

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  5. I like the fireplace... but all are so cute, I think I love all of them... and end up collecting all of them.... hehe

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  6. Do I really have to pick just one??? That's cruel! They are all adorable, I love house mouse! But if I really only get to pick one, it would have to be balloons, he's got a really devilish look on his face as he's about to pop that balloon!
    Thanks for the chance
    R/

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  7. It is such a difficult choice as they are all so cute. It would help if I could find larger pictures to see the detail better, but when I clicked on them, the page that opened up had the same size image. Anyway, based on what I could see, if I have to pick one, I guess it would be "opening presents". It would be really fabulous to win a set and try them out in person; thanks for giving us a chance to win.

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  8. Oh, just one word for these sets : fantastic!!! Thank You for these new products, no doubt I'll buy them! I'm a House-Mouse great fan! And for me the best is Opening presents

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  9. Oh they are soooo cute!! But my favorite are SLEEPY STOCKINGS.

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  10. Hallo,
    thats are so lovelely a Chance to win the nice House Mouse Rubber Stamps !!!
    My favourite Set is FEATHERED HUGS.
    Many Greetings Jenny

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  11. Ohh, how cute.
    I think that "sleepy stockings" is the cutest.
    Hugs, Kaia

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  12. Oooh was sind sie süß die Mäuschens, ich liebe sie, ich find sie alle so süß, wenn ich mich entscheiden müßte, tät ich POPPy nehemen.
    lg gila

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  13. all of them are so adorable! Hard to choose. Maybe SLEEPY STOCKINGS!

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  14. I thnik the cake one is the cutest... but they are all so sweet!

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  15. Gorgeous, I like them all but I think my favourite is CAKE.

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  16. They are all so adorable....if I had to choose...very hard......I think Sleepy Stockings...
    xxx Margreet

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  17. Such a hard choice but the wicked side of me choose Balloon as my favourite set.Thanks for the chance Julye

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  18. They are all cute but my favourite is CAKE. Love that little mouse who's over-stuffed himself LOL!

    Luv'n'Stuff
    Max
    xx
    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

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  20. While I love "Opening Presents" I have to go with "Cake" as my favorite because I can use it year round.

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  21. What a hard choice - all house mouse stamps are just gorgeous. Would have to be the balloon one out of these. The big question is do you ship internationally???

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  22. Hard to say they are always so cute! ♥ but i say fireplace. Thanks!

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  23. Oh ,,, I HAVE to get my name down on this one :-) almost impossible to pick a fave ,, they are all sooo cute but I think I would choose the poppy set :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  24. My favorite is the "opening presents" set... I love th picture of the mice in the boxes, and the one with the hamster!

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  26. It took me quite while to decide but the Sleepy Stockings is my favourite.
    Greetings Marjolijn

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  27. my fave has got to be fireplace it is so cute xx

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  28. Simply..........I love them all!!! ;)

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  29. They are all adorable, but I have to say the Fireplace is my favorite!

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  30. "Balloons" for sure!! I make SOOOOO many b-day cards throughout a year, that set it perfect!

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  31. hi, I really like the Poppy birthday set, but like them all!!!
    They are all so very cute!
    Cheryl

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  32. They are all so cute. I just love House Mouse! I think my favorite is probably Feathered Hugs. I am so glad they have unmounted stamps now.

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  33. Oh these are ADORABLE!! I think my fav is the Balloon Set! I love how the mouse is holding the candle up with his nose...very talented!! hehe! :)
    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  34. aaaww, they're all so sweet but I think my favorite is the FEATHERED HUGS. =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  35. Heidi -

    Thank you for the story about how the House Mouse stamps came to be created. I've always loved them, but never knew the background history. I think this just makes them even more precious.
    I love all the sets, it is very hard to pick on, but I think I would have to say, Balloons.

    Elaine Allen

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  36. All are super, but if I had to pick only one I WOULD PICK THE CAKE

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  37. I like them all, but Poppy, Cake and Balloon are my favorites!
    Sandra

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  38. From the first moment I discovered House Mouse, I've been in love with them. Great idea. By the way, love your store as well. Thanks.

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  39. I have always loved the House Mouse stamps. It's impossible to pick just one. There is something I like in all of them. I am really unable to just one. The ones that I am drawn to the most are SLEEPY STOCKINGS, OPENING PRESENTS and FEATHERED HUGS (I think, like I said, too hard to choose, lol).

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  40. All of them are just gorgeous!! The Cake set is my favorite though! Thanks for the chance!

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  41. I am SO excited that HM is offering UM stamps; now if they'd go digital I'd REALLY be on cloud nine. I have a huge stash of the adorable creatures and this will really help my storage issues. For this initial release, all the sets are great. I can't pick one favorite and would have to toss a coin if I won for either Balloons or Cake. Thanks Heidi for all the great products, blogs and support you give to the crafting blog community!

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  42. I love, love, love House Mouse!!! These are all so cute. I think my favorite right now would be SLEEPY STOCKINGS since I'm starting my Christmas cards. Or maybe POPPY or CAKE.....oh, just surprise me!

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  43. Loving Cake and Opening Presents! But they are all so cute!

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  44. They are too cute! If I hade to pick just one, it would be the Baloons :)

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  45. Only one. I love them all. I guess if I had to pick only one it would be Fireplace.

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  46. Definitely Poppy Birthdays! So lovely stamps... and for the first time affordable! Thanks :P

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  47. They are all so cute! I think the Opening Presents is my favorite.

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  48. My favorite is Cake but Poppy is a close second. So cute!!!!

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  49. They are all gorgeous, but Fireplace is just the sweetest thing!

    Laura
    xx

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  50. They're all so adorable. But, if I have to choose, I really love the scene from Opening Presents set.

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  51. Poppy, followed closely by Feathered Hugs! These are so gosh darn CUTE!

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  52. The cake one is my favorite. So cute!
    Thanks for a chance to win these cute mice stamps.

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  53. Woo, Hoo...unmounted House Mouse? Gotta love this! I adore the Poppy set...adore it!

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