Challenge Rules & House-Mouse Designs(R) ANGEL POLICY

We are an enthusiastic Team of stampers that have come together for the LOVE of all things associated with the ADORABLE illustrations by the amazingly talented Ellen Jareckie at; House-Mouse Designs(R)  that include mischievous characters like House Mouse and Friends, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies.

Follow these Challenge Rules, for your chance to win prizes! 
  • A NEW challenge is posted every other Monday, with Mid-Way Challenge Reminders posts on alternate Mondays.
  • Enter as many times as you'd like, but your projects MUST BE NEW creations, and not back-linked to prior dates. 
  •  You may make ANYTHING GOES project OR Use the Chall Theme our DT chall Hostess  has chosen.  Your project must contain any of our favorite House-Mouse Designs(R) mischievous characters-- House Mouse and Friends, Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies that can be found on stamps, CD collections, or decoupage 
  • When you post your project to your blog, (or any other online gallery),  please link it back to this BLOG, making sure to mention HMFMC challenge number. 
  • Make sure your ENTRY links DIRECTLY to your specific projects and not just your blog. 
  • Enter your creations into our challenges using the Linkitz  button provided at the bottom of each challenge post.  
  • To qualify for Prizes, YOU MUST become a Follower of our BLOG.  
  • YOUR Work must ALWAYS be your own and NOT copied 
  • All submissions must be received by Midnight EST,  on the Saturday before the new Monday challenge posts.
That's it!  Easy, right?
Our main goal is to have FUN, so we hope you'll come join us!

Out of respect to the good people at House-Mouse Designs(R)
please "be mice" and always abide by their Angel Policy, shown below.

House-Mouse Designs(R) 

1. House-Mouse Designs(R)Rubber stamps and images are copyrighted, original artwork created by Ellen Jareckie for House-Mouse Designs, Inc. and are subject to full copyright protection. 

2. As such, its stamps and images are sold for the personal use of the consumer, without right to reproduce the copyrighted images for commercial purposes. 

House-Mouse Designs(R), Inc. permits its valued customers the following limited rights of commercial use regarding it's rubber stamp images: All stamp impressions must be made by hand. No mechanical or other form of reproduction is permitted. Only limited quantities, not to exceed 100 per design, may be made for commercial use. In connection with each commercial use within these permissible limits, the user shall clearly display on the project the following: “Black line Image Art: Copyright House-Mouse Designs, Inc.” 

4. Commercial use that violates or exceeds the above restrictions is prohibited and shall be considered a breach of the copyrights of House-Mouse Designs, Inc. 

5. Rubber Stamps must not be relabeled or separated into parts and resold. 

6. Designs cannot be used as company logos or trademarks or promotional materials or on business cards. 

7. We reserve the right to publish, capture, copy, for the purpose of advertising and promotion only, products made with our Images and posted in public places and forums.

8. You may sell cards, or projects which include the stamped image. You may not sell just the plain black line stamped images alone that have been stamped onto paper or any other material.

9. Hand-made stamped artwork may not be sold in conjunction with any House-Mouse Designs(R) products. Hand-made stamped artwork must not be used in any manner which might confuse, mislead or deceive, or which would be likely to confuse mislead or deceive, consumers that hand-stamped artwork is a
House-Mouse Designs(R) product, or is endorsed by House-Mouse Designs, Inc. 

10. Hand-made stamped artwork must be suitable for all audiences and all ages. 
House-Mouse Designs(R)reserves the right to determine whether or not a project is suitable. 

House-Mouse Designs(R) Inc may amend its policies governing the use of its copyrighted designs and images, including the Angel Policy, at any time. Amendments to such policies are effective upon publication unless otherwise  noted and will be posted on the official House-Mouse Designs, Inc. website, House-Mouse Designs, Inc. reserves the right to deny or terminate permission to use House-Mouse Designs(R)images with respect to any particular person. 

12. The above Terms and Conditions apply to the House-Mouse Designs(R), HappyHoppers(R) and Gruffies(R) stamps.

Effective Date: February 11th, 2010.  
House-Mouse Designs(R), Inc. reserves the right to amend or change this policy at any time.
Revised December 12th, 2011