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Monday, January 23, 2017

HMFMC # 233 - Recycle/Reuse

Hi House Mouse Fans, a brand new challenge begins today.

Our talented teammate, Beth, is our Hostess.

Beth has chosen the theme

"Recycle/reuse


Recycle...let's see anything from your house or your crafty stash used!!
Use up all those crafty scraps...or boxes...or containers hanging around the house!!

You can always use an "Anything Goes" theme for any of our challenges.

You must use a House Mouse Design, Housemouse, Gruffie
 or Happy Hopper on your card or project.


Stamp - Lovely Confetti - Stampabilities
Sentiment - Penny Black - Forever and Always Clear set
Dies - Spellbinders Grand Squares and Scalloped Squares
Paper Doily
Paper - Brown and White card stock and sparkly red glitter paper
Red polka dot ribbon
Red glitter stickles
Colored with Copics


PRIZE 
This Challenge is very Generously Sponsored by our very own Teamie who is providing a House-Mouse prize for you!


The Prize is generously provided by Teamie Beth 


 

Be sure to enter to win! 

Challenge # 233 runs through Saturday, February 4th at midnight EST.

We love to see what you come up with, so we hope you will
enter a card or project and play along with us.

The design team has come up with great inspiration for you,so
scurry on over to the Challenge Blog and check it out.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later.......





BSS IDEA - Corner Flip Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Challenge.

I found this fancy fold card online and thought I would try it.
Was easy to make, and here is the link that I viewed to make it.





Stamp - Penny Black -Purrfect (30-396)
Sentiment - Penny Black - Forever and Always (30-401)


Paper - Blue Card Stock, Designer paper is SEI-Sweet Sora
Heart Paper is - My Favorite Things-Hearts & Stripes 6x6 Pad
Music is stamped from an old stamp, but you can buy paper with
music on it.
Card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Colored with Copics

How cute is this kitty with the Hoody.
I stamped the kitty twice  once on white cade stock to color up
and once on the heart paper so I could paper piece the
hoody the kitty is wearing. I cut out the hoody and popped
it up over the colored image.

This is a fun card design.  Hope you try it.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later...........

Monday, January 16, 2017

HUG A HEART CARD DRIVE 2017

Hello Friends, I am participating in an upcoming blog hop, for a card drive for children with serious heart problems.  If everyone who sees this post, makes one card and sends it to the Blog coordinator, Christina Hor, address below, this drive will be such a wonderful success.  Please read through the details supplied by Christina, and watch for the Blog Hop Post here on February 1st.


PURPOSE OF THE CARD DRIVE:
The purpose of this card drive, which runs from 1/16/17 to 2/14/17, is to help collect handmade heart theme cards (non-Valentine’s Day) such as Thinking of You, Hello or Just Because cards for many of the Heart Center patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during February’s American Heart Month. Each card you make will bring heartwarming encouragement to all who are affected by heart disease – patients, families, and hospital staff.
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect and results in sometimes very complex disease that require multiple surgery and prolonged hospitalization. The advance in medical care and surgical techniques have improved survival for many of these patients who are born with various forms of congenital heart disease. However, for some congenital heart disease there is no cure and only palliative procedures are able to be perform which though imperfect gives the patients a chance at life. The success of treatment for patients with congenital heart disease has allowed many to become adults. Despite the success, many patients still require many medications, procedures and revisions improve the prior repair. For some patients, the only option is to undergo a heart transplant. Although Heart Month which is occurs in February focuses on important adult onset disease such as heart attacks and stroke, it is a particularly important month for patients with congenital heart disease as they are also at risk of developing these same disease like any one of us. However, given their congenital heart disease the risk of having an additional acquired heart disease makes it even more important for these patients. We hope that the Hug a Heart Card Drive can give these patients some heart-warming messages.” – Dr. Kan N. Hor (Pediatric Cardiologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital).
Our Hug a Heart Card Drive continues through February 14, 2017.  Anyone is welcome to help make the cards, including young children and grandchildren.
IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR CARD DONATIONS
  • Hug a Heart card drive is opens to both U.S. and International participants. 
  • This card drive runs from 1/16/17 to 2/14/17. 
  • Card Types: handmade cheerful “heart” theme (non-Valentine’s Day) cards such as Thinking of You, Hello, or Just Because cards for children between ages of 1 to 19. As long as  there are hearts on the cards, it counts.
  • Greetings (Sentiments) on your cardfront is optional. But if you do include one, here are some suggestions: sending hugs, sending smiles, thinking of you, wishing you a beautiful day, or hello. NO Valentine’s Day greetings please.
  • Inside of cards: Please do not stamp or write inside the card. Keep it completely blank so hospital staff may write a personal message to each individual patient. If using a dark colored card base, please adhere a white or light colored piece of card stock to the inside of card to make it easier for patients to read the hand-written message.
  • Card size: please try to keep it to an A2 size card (finished 4.25”x5.5”).
  • Back of cards: This is completely optional. You may include a label “handmade by + your name + Hug a Heart Card Drive 2017” to the back of your card. It can be a hand-written, stamped or small computer printout label.
  • Please include an envelope for each card. Do not seal the envelope.
  • Please do not use loose glitter as it will get on hands and into eyes.
  • Please keep embellishments to a minimum and avoid using any that might be unsafe for young children.

  • Mail your box/package to: Christina Hor, P.O. Box 517, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    • Please package your cards in a box or padded envelope to ensure they arrive undamaged.
    • Please include the following information with the cards so that I may acknowledge your gift of cards and enter you for the prize giveaways (see PRIZES below).
  1. Your Full Name
  2. E-mail Address
  3. Mailing Address
  • Got specific questions or need more clarification about the card drive? Please don’t hesitate to contact Christina directly at info@christinahordesigns.com.
  • Optional – if you would like to help spread the word about Hug a Heart card drive, please use hashtag #hugaheartcarddrive when sharing your project on social media.


THANK YOU” PRIZES GIVEAWAY:

To thank you for your participation and generous gift of cards, Christina has several prize packages to give away. To be consider for the prize drawing, please be sure to include a form with your full name, email address and mailing address when mailing in your box/package of cards.

  • Prize Package #1 (all participants) – everyone that sendS in cards will receive a freebie of this Heart Panda digi set by Christina herself!
Prize Package #2 (U.S. participants only) – to two random winners, a box of brand new craft goodies, each value $25.

  • Prize Package #3 (International participants only) - to two random winners, a $25 gift certificate to shop at Simon Says Stamp.
Platinum package (all participants): to 1 participant with 30+ donated cards, a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamps.


Thanks for reading through this post, and hope you can help with a card/cards and
participate in the Blog Hop on February 1st. 

                      Sue Drees

HMFMC # 232 - NEW

Just a quick reminder that the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 232m Hosted by America, is at the midway point.

The theme for challenge #232 is "NEW".  
You can always use an Anything Goes theme for all of our Challenges.

I chose "New Ride"




Close up of sweet image


Stamp-House Mouse Design, Slow Riders (HMCR88) Stampendous
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Papers - Lawn Fawn, Perfectly Plaid, Michael's Paper pads
Punches - Star, small hearts, center heart
Baker's Twine
Colored with Copics


PRIZES 
This Challenge is very Generously Sponsored by our very own Teamies who are providing a couple of great House-Mouse prizes for you!

The First Prize is generously provided by Teamie America 
 Stampendous, House Mouse Designs Cling Stamp -
 "Cling Jelly Bean Break" #HMCM11
   
The Second Prize is generously provided by Teamie Sue Drees

Stampendous, House Mouse Designs Cling Stamp - "Say Cheese"
Aren't these FUN Stamps? Be sure to enter for your chance to win one! 

Scurry on over to the House Mouse and Friends Challenge blog and check out the
mid-week inspiration by the design team.  Then hop to it and join the fun and
enter our first challenge of 2017

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later........




BSS IDEA - Sympathy Card

Hello, and welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

This week, I am featuring a sympathy card.  Probably one of the hardest
cards to make, yet we all need them at one time or another.

I also wanted to show you that there is more than one way to use a stamp.

This is the stamp I used.


And this is the gate-fold sympathy card I made with it.


The inside

Stamp - Those we Love (CRR265) Stampendous
Inside Sentiment - Hero Arts (1997)
Die (inside) Spellbinders
Designer Paper inside -Graphic 45
Colored with Copic Markers

These beautiful stamps are made to cover the front of a card.
I wanted to make a Gate-Fold card, so I cut the stamp into two
separate pieces along the left side of the words, after coloring it up.
Matted the two pieces and attached.
Small hearts are from a punch and placed on the side of the opening
alternating sides.adhering only one side of the heart, so card
is able to open freely.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later.



Monday, January 9, 2017

HMFMC #232 - "New"

Welcome back after the Christmas break.

 We have a brand new challenge beginning today at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge running through January 21, 2017.

Challenge # 232 

Theme is "New"
(As in New Home, New Baby, New Job, New Friend, or anything
else you can come up with.)
You can always use an Anything Goes theme for all our challenges.


Our Hostess this Challenge is America Kuhn.

I chose "New Friends" for my card.
Stamped image.


Inside



Stamp - House Mouse Design - Sugar Cube Colt (HMCR66) Stampendous
Paper - Michaels
Twine and Burlap Strip
Inside Sentiment is an old stamp.
Colored with Copics

PRIZES 

This Challenge is very Generously Sponsored by our very own Teamies who are providing a couple of great House-Mouse prizes for you!

The First Prize is generously provided by Teamie America 
 Stampendous, House Mouse Designs Cling Stamp -
 "Cling Jelly Bean Break" #HMCM11
   
The Second Prize is generously provided by Teamie Sue Drees

Stampendous, House Mouse Designs Cling Stamp - "Say Cheese" 


Aren't these FUN Stamps? Be sure to enter for your chance to win one! 
We are happy to be back after break, and hope you will join us for this
fun challenge.  The design team has some great examples for your inspiration.
Scurry on over to the challenge blog and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day.








BSS IDEA - Envelope Card


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea

While searching for a pattern for something else online, I found
this wonderful Envelope Card.  It is easy to make, takes
about 10 minutes to make and then whatever time it takes you
to decorate it to your liking.

The one I am showing you today was made with a
10 inch square of double sided card stock.  You can make
one with any size square piece of double sided card stock.
the smaller the square, the smaller the envelope card.
I have inserted a Hershey Bar into mine for Valentines Day.

Here  is a link for a video that shows you how this goes together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny9jfp1akg8&feature=youtu.be


The front of the card.



The back of the card


The card opened


  Paper - Old sheet of My Mines Eye double sided card stock
Heart is - Memory Box Die
Back of card hearts - Martha Stewart Border Punch
Red Glitter Paper
Velcro for closure
Small white lace glued on edge on front
Slim Red Ribbon

You could easily make four of these in a half an hour, then
decorate them.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later........