Thursday, October 30, 2014

AN APPLE A DAY........

Hello blog friends.  Was a cool, but sun shiny day today, so....we worked getting the patio furniture cushions to the basement, and I power washed the siding on two sides of our house!  Looks like some snow will soon be in our area, so want to be prepared.  

Made this card tonight. Have had the stamped image colored up for some time now, but hadn't done anything with it.  

This is the card closed.

This is the card opened.

Stamp - Penny Black
Sentiment - 
Papers are from my stash, plaid and apple print, light
yellow card stock
Dies - Spellbinder's Grand Oval Dies
Yellow inside insert -Crafters Companion Diesire,
Enchanted Create a Card
Leaf die Cottage Cutz Bella Leafy Branch
Daisies are from K and Company
Wild honey distress ink
Yellow satin ribbon
Colored with Copics.

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Hi friends, Rick and I babysat our great great Nephew and Nieces, yesterday.  What a trip they are.
Twin girls will be a year old in early December and Mason will be three in February.  We had 
such fun with these babies.  God Bless their Mom, three little ones 24/7 must be exhausting. 

Diem and Leyla

My Buddy, Mason 

Halloween card for my Granddaughter.  She has an all black
cat, so thought this one would be great for her.
Image is by Northwoods Rubber Stamps.  Die cut with
Spellbinders die.  Black glitter paper card.
Colored with Copics
Aged Silver Fran-tage

That's all for today.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later............

Monday, October 27, 2014

HMFMC # 181 - White on White

Just a reminder that Challenge #181 is at the half way point. You still have plenty of time to join the fun with our Teammate Kelly's theme of White on White.

Challenge closes on Saturday, November 1st, at midnight, EST.

You must use a House Mouse Designs image, including House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper.

Remember, ALL our challenges now include the option of using "Anything Goes" as
your theme, allowing you to play even if you don't have an image or idea that fits the challenge.

Sweet stamped image from House Mouse Designs

Stamp - House Mouse Designs
Embossing Folder background, leaves, Darice
Dies - Bat, pumpkin and ghosts, Sizzix
Spellbinders square label dies
Leaves, and web - Cherry Lynn
Tiny Spiders - small punch dollar bin Michaels
Wow glitter
Colored with Copics

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So, what are you waiting for.  Lots of midway and regular post inspiration
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BSS MONDAY IDEA - Deer in Black and White

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's card is a black and white Christmas card, featuring a new beautiful
die cut Prancing Deer, by Sizzix.

Stamp - Sentiment - Just Rite Clear Set - CR-03780, 
Antique Christmas Tags 1
Deer Die - Alterations by Sizzix
Oval Dies - Spellbinders
Berry Sprigs die-A cute Above IME-092
Fir Tree Branch punch and flower punch - Martha Stewart
Black card front was embossed with Darice Snowflakes
Center oval was embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Flower centers are black pearls from Queen and Co.
Deer was stamped all over with Verasmark clear in ink
then covered with black sparkly embossing powder and
heated. (You could also cut him from black glitter paper)
Berry springs were done the same way with WOW white
glittery embossing powder.
Fran-tage Chunky white embossing enamel in two corners on
black background (hint:  heat from underneath or it will
blow off the paper when you try to do it from the top).

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

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Hi friends, hope you're enjoying your Sunday.  I am sorting through old stuff in my stamp room, trying to clean out.  I'm also trying to finish up making my Halloween cards for my little friends and my older Grandkids. They don't go trick or treating anymore, so I always make them a bag up of their favorite candies and make them a card.

Today's card is for my great-great nephew Mason who is 2.

Stamp - Northwoods Rubber Stamps
Paper - Green Textured card stock, printed paper is 
a scrap from my stash
Black cat stamp is from the dollar bin from Michael's
Letters were from Chipbox from AC Moore.
Colored with Copics

This morning, I took out the flowers I had in the bay 
window, to put some Fall stuff in, and when I came
up from the basement with the Fall stuff,
this is what I saw..........

Keeya was having a snooze in the window.

When I asked her what she was doing in the window......

She's like.... WHAT?........
She wasn't happy about getting down....

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope your having a good day.  Until later............

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Hi friends, having a sunny day here for a change!  

The hubs got a new car today and has just left to pick up our 14 year old Grandson
from high school to surprise him.  When I called him to tell him Papa would
pick him up today, he said, Is this a good thing or a bad thing?  Kids!

Today's card uses an Inkadinkado Stamp from 2013.  I took a ride to AC Moore
over the weekend, and I got six new stamps for $4.99 each on wood.  Didn't
matter the size either.  They are all so cute, can't wait to share them all with you.

Isn't this little mouse so cute?

Die cuts - Spellbinder's ovals, Snowflake
border, Memory Box
Striped paper from my stash
blue Rhinestons
Stickles, Star Dust
Handwritten sentiment
Colored with Copics.

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Hi friends, cool dreary rainy day today.  Good day to spend in the stamp room!

Today's card is made from another of my new dies.  Also, a Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin die and
embossing folder that I purchased on the Home Shopping Network during her day long
showcasing of her new Christmas line.  Love these large dies in this collection and
also from the other collection of flowers and scroll designs, they cut like butter, the first
time through the machine too!!!

Close up of some of the ornaments
click on pictures to show enlarged images.

The card.

Card is 5x7 inch white card stock base
Embossing Folder is Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin Holly
Die is Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin, Ornaments
Gold card stock for ornaments
Assorted glitter and mirror paper behind the ornaments.
Gold bows.  Gold Stickles

That's it for today.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later.......