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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ONE LAST CHRISTMAS CARD

Hi friends.  Hope everyone is coping with all there is to do this time of year.  Now that I am retired, I wonder how I managed it all when I worked!!!


I have one more Christmas card.  It will be good to move on to something else.  I have so many things I bought for Christmas like dies and stamps that I didn't even use, but there is always next year!

                                                   The wonderful Cardinal die is by Cottage Cutz


The finished card


The embossing folder is Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin
Holly print paper from my stash
Baker's twine and some stickles.

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


Monday, December 15, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #184 Ongoing thru Jan 3rd

Good Monday morning.  Can you believe that Christmas is only 10 days away?  Time passes so quickly when you have a lot to accomplish in a short time!
Just a quick reminder that the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 184, Christmas/New Year theme, or of course, Anything Goes for any of our Challenges too..

We are running this challenge through Jan 3 rd at Midnight to give our House Mouse Team a break for the holidays. 

Hoping you can join the fun, create something, and post an entry.  FIVE prizes on offer this time and a design team call to boot!  See all the details on the House Mouse and Friends blog.

I altered this jar candle for the holidays with a cute House Mouse stamped image.


A closer look at the sweet bunnies.


The back of the jar.


I painted the entire jar with a dries clear glue
and sprinkled it with aqua glitter.
The beautiful snowflake border was cut twice,
it's a Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin die.
I stamped Versamark ink on the borders then
used WOW Vanilla embossing powder to cover the 
snowflakes.  Glued the borders around the jar
with the same white glue (Aleenes)
Colored up the stamped image and cute it out.
Used some Green Frantage around the edges of
the cut out image. Then adhered it to the front of the
jar with pop dots, which I used hot melt glue on
so it would stick and stay on the jar.
Glued the die cut sentiment to the back.
Tied a ribbon aroiund the neck of the jar
and decorated the top of the jar with a die
cut poinsettia and snowflake.

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



BSS MONDAY IDEA - An Aperture Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week's idea is an Aperture Card, that is  a card with an opening
on the front.

I die cut three circles on the front of my card.


And Stamped the images to the inside of the card.


What I used

Stamps - Penny Black - Let's Chill Cling set, including sentiments (40-353)
Snowflake dies - Cheery Lynn Designs, DL169 Snowflake 5 and Dl170 Snowflake 6
Snowflake Paper - Carta Bella-Countdown to Christmas
Circle Dies - Spellbinders S4-114 Standard Circles Large
Heart is a small punch

How I did it.

Started with a white card stock 5x7 card base
Cut a 5x7 piece of the designer paper and adhered it to the front of the card.
Marked where I wanted to die cut the circles and cut them.
I made the rings around the circles by using the die I cut the circles
in the card with and the die one size larger.  Place the smaller die inside
the larger die on your card stock and cut.  You will be left with just the ring.
I adhered the rings to the circles on the front.

I then stamped the little penguins inside the circles on the inside of the card.
with Versafine black onyx ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.
Since it is a solid stamp, Everything comes out black.  So, I stamped each
of them again on a piece of colored card stock and embossed with clear embossing powder.
I then cut out the scarves and hats and the earmuffs and glued them on over
the original stampings.  Added the snowflakes to the front and the sentiments.

This would be beautiful done with soft colors and snowflakes in the circles, which you
could die cut and adhere on the inside.  A lot of possibilities.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you are almost prepared for the holidays.
Until later.



Thursday, December 11, 2014

MAGICAL FOREST SWAP CARD



Good morning!

I'm here today with a bit of fun!
A few weeks ago, seven of us decided we would do a Christmas/Winter card swap.
It was so much fun to see the different cards come in, that we decided to take it one step
further, and do a blog hop with our swap cards!

This is just for fun...no prizes, but we hope that you are inspired by something
that you see today!

Here is my swap card:


Stamp - Penny Black
WOW sparkly embossing powder
Spellbinders die
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Gold docraft glittered paper
Perfect pearls for center of snowflake
Gold cord bow
Colored with Copics

Now, you can hop along with us, and see what the other folks created!





Thanks so much Patti Gilliam for organizing this swap and distributing the cards.

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



Monday, December 8, 2014

HMFMC # 184 - Christmas/New Year Ongoing

Just a quick post to remind you that our last challenge of the year, #184 is ongoing through

January 3, 2014.  Would love to have you join us over the holidays.  Five great prizes are on offer.

I made this five sided gift box.  The boxes were purchased years ago from Magenta Rubber Stamps,
and during a recent cleaning and rearranging of my stamp room, I found them in a cupboard.
I used part of five darling Christmas images.












BSS MONDAY IDEA - Snowy Day

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's card idea is a wonderful scene stamp for Christmas or winter.
Love the oval around the scene too.

Click to enlarge to see the sparkle!









Stamps - Christmas Cottage CRR214 Stampendous
Front sentiment - Stampendous Holiday Messages Set - SWS019
Inside sentiment DoCrafts Clear Stamp set Christmas Sentiments
PMA 907939
White and blue card stock, Silver glitter paper by DoCrafts
Stamped image on white mat with Versamark  and embossed
with clear embossing powder
Star Dust Stickles
Martha Stewart punch border inside of card.
Colored with Copics.

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




Monday, December 1, 2014

HMFMC #184 LAST CHALLENGE FOR 2014 CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR


Time for a new House Mouse Challenge and our final
2014 Challenge.
 HMFMC184

Create anything Holiday related or NEW themed. Lots of options here and ALL challenges also have the alternate theme of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So come PLAY ALONG with us to WIN fab prizes by entering your projects using stamps, CD images or decoupage by

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Little Candy Striper - Stampabilities




I Cane Count on You - Stampabilities




3 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


This House-Mouse Design Team will be taking a  much needed HOLIDAY Break. 
This challenge will be our last Challenge of 2014 and it will run all the way through January 3rd, 2015. That gives you an entire month to play for your chance to WIN some great prizes from not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4 BUT 5! Yes,5 Wonderful and Generous Sponsors! That's right! We are finishing off the year with a Bang!

There is more exciting news with this special Challenge..
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We are looking to add 1 lucky Mousey player to our HMFMC Design Team in the new year. That's right!  Our Design Team will be looking at your entries and visiting your blogs in search of our next DT Family Member. So be sure to play and enter into this challenge.  You will have an entire month to design your best and most adorable work  If you are interested, please include the word "DT" after your entry and/or, leave us a comment so that we may also consider YOU.  Our talented and supportive Team is unlike any other Team in that we work as a lovely Family and are very flexible.  We are super excited and cant wait to see  what fabulous entries you will come up with. Good Luck sweet Mousey Friends! :)

Our next Challenge will be HMFMC185 and will post Monday, January 5th, 2015, when we will kick off the New Year with FUN NEW SURPRISES.  


We are excited to announce that our FINAL Challenge of 2014 is proudly Sponsored by the following FIVE Wonderful Sponsors;

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Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player!
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Also very proudly Sponsored by...
Di's DigiStamps

Giving away a generous a $12 Gift Voucher to Di's shop.
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Marianne Design prize will always be a surprise.

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QKR Stampede - http://www.qkrstampede.com - home of the Perfect Shim!
Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice from QKR's online store 

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...Also very proudly Sponsored by...
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
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WOWEEE!!!  What a fantastic line-up of Prizes for ending the YEAR with a bang, heh? Be sure to create a HMD project and enter it here for your chance to win! 

A BIG THANK YOU to our wonderful Sponsors for their support and great Generosity! 


Enter as often as you'd like, but your projects MUST BE A NEW creations.
 
Submit your entries by Midnight EST, Saturday January 3rd, 2015.
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 We  can't wait to see your *Christmas and New Year's* entries! We leave you by wishing you the Merriest of Christmases and most wonderful of New Years. 

Good Luck to you, and thank you for playing along with our House-Mouse Family!