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Monday, April 21, 2014

HMFMC #168 - POP IT UP

Time for a new House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, it's #168, and our talented teammate, Lori has chosen the theme

Pop It Up
You must have at least 1 element on your project that is popped up.


I fussy cut and "popped up" (pun intended) the popcorn in the pot and
the ones flying through the air.


The front of the easel card.

The inside of the card.

Stamps - House Mouse Designs, Stampabilities
Red and yellow card stock and popcorn designer paper is DCWV
Bakers twine and button.
Star Dust stickles
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Spellbinders dies
cloth rick rack
Colored with Copics

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The design team has come up with some great inspirations as always for you, so
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You have until Saturday, May 3rd at midnight to enter a card for one of the two fabulous prizes on offer.

Hope you make time to join us for this POP IT UP challenge.

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



BSS Monday Idea - CUT IT UP

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Hope everyone had a nice Easter.  Was sure nice to see the warmer temps and sun for a change.

This weeks idea, CUT IT UP, is an idea I saw on the PaperTrey site last week.


A simple card, but elegant.  Simply stamp the image and color
on a piece of card stock that will be large enough for your stamp and
will work with your card size.
 Cut the image wherever you decide to.  
Use  foam tape or pop dots on the back of the two pieces. 
Cut a small piece of coordinating card stock to fill in the space between your
two pieces of your image.  Adhere the three pieces on your card front.

What I used

Stamp - Penny Black - Dailia Dance (4380K)
Designer paper - Graphic 45 Le Romantique Collection
Card is 5x7, mat is 43/4 x 6 3/4 inches
Sponged edges of image with Vintage Photo distress ink
Green dotted ribbon
Colored with Copic Markers.
Fran-Tage Chunky White enamel.

Try different cuts, like on the diagonal or up and down.
You could also stamp a sentiment in the opening.

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

Saturday, April 19, 2014

FLY AWAY

Hi friends, are you ready for Easter.  I am going to be cleaning and cooking today.  Having dinner at our house this year.  Looking forward to getting together with family tomorrow.  My Grandkids have been away on vacation all week, so will get to see them too.


Today's card is for the challenge at Penny Black and Friends Saturday Challenge, and the April challenge is to use a cat or dog on your card.  I love this stamp that was originally issued on wood in 1999.  I have a lot of these older stamps and they are my favorites.



What a sweet little guy and the puppy is so cute too.

Stamp - Fly Away 1368K
Sentiment Inkadinkado
Stars and star border by EK Success
Colored with Copics
Papers - Martha Stewart

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




Monday, April 14, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #167 Midweek Reminder

Just a quick reminder that it's midweek for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge# 167, hosted by Kelly.

The theme is Flowers and Flourishes


Adorable bunny in the basket, so cute.


Card Recipe

Stamp - House Mouse Design
Sentiment - Taylored Expressions
Dies - Fancy squares and circles Spellbinders
Tag - Magnolia Doohickey
Flowers-Cottage Cuts
Colored with Copics

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One Lucky winner will get a $25 Gift Certificate good for shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs store HERE.

Winners, please note that where ever it is applicable, the shipping fees, 
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And another lucky player will get this sweet House-Mouse Designs stamp - 
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The Lucky  winners will also be offered a GUEST DESIGNER SPOT with our Mousey Team for the next two months, (May and June 2014).  So be sure to play along! :) 



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Enter as many times as you'd like, but your creations MUST be NEW projects. NO back linking to prior dates please. 
    Be sure to submit your entries by Midnight, EST, on Saturday  April 19th, 2014.




      BSS MONDAY IDEA - Mix it Up

      Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

      Do you ever agonize over which papers to add to your card to go with an image you have colored up.
      Well today we are going to mix it up.

      Pulling colors from the image (and there are lots of them on this one)
      I have used a stripe, Gingham, and dots for my Designer papers.


      A simple card for Easter.  

      The inside



      Card Recipe:

      Stamps, Northwoods Rubber Stamps (P9408)
      Sentiment inside - Taylored Expressions - Big Bold Easter (TEMS64)
      Stamped with Versafine (Onyx and embossed with clear EP
      Papers - Martha Stewart and Graphic 45
      Rick Rack die is EK Success
      Colored with Copic Markers
      Card is 5x7 with 1/4 inches cut from bottom of front
      Embossing folder is Darice.  Used text weight paper, ran entire inside folded
      insert throught the embossing folder
      Queen and Co. pearls
      Ranger Holographic embossing powder on eggs
      Using a finger spongs dauber, sponged eggs with
      Versafine clear ink, then embossed.
      Dotted border is adhered to inside bottom of card.

      Don't be afraid to use a mix of papers on your card for an interesting look.

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


      Monday, April 7, 2014

      House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - #167 - Flowers & Flourishes

      A new House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge begins today.

      The theme for challenge # 167 has been chosen by our talented
      teamie,  Kelly, and she has chosen Flowers and Flourishes.

      I made this little basket and added the super
      cute Happy Hoppers image to the front.


      Close up of image.


      Back of basket


      Sides of basket



      Put some Easter Grass and pretty eggs, filled 
      with goodies in the basket.


      Stamps - House Mouse Designs Happy Hoppers
      Sentiment Stamp, dollar bin Michael's
      Paper - Martha Stewart pink Gingham card stock
      Die - Spellbinders oval
      Sizzix flower die on front
      Border punches - Martha Stewart
      Eggs are a die from Lifestyle Crafts
      Stamped with Versafine Onyx ink and embossed with
      clear embossing powder
      Colored with Copic Markers
      Fussy cut out and adhered to oval die.

       Proudly Sponsored by;
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      We are very excited to announce that One very Lucky Player will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of these Premium Dye Ink Pads from Simon Says Stamp.
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       One lucky player gets a $25 Gift Certificate.


      PIZZAZZ APLENTY
       http://www.pizzazzaplenty.blogspot.com/

        "A surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty worth $15.00. 
      (Due to increased postage costs, the winner for this prize must reside in the USA)

       Pizzazz Aplenty is the place for embellishments of all kinds... Flatback Pearls and Rhinestones, Charms, Ribbons, Laces, Twine, Flowers, Stickpins, Beads, and more. 


      And another lucky player will get this sweet House-Mouse Designs stamp - generously brought to you by our talented Teamie and challenge Hostess, Kelly Smith...

      THAT's FOUR Fabulous Prizes, and that means FOUR Chances for you to win!  
      The Lucky  winners will also be offered a GUEST DESIGNER SPOT with our Mousey Team for the next two months, (May and June 2014).  So be sure to play along! :) 


      The design team has come up with some wonderful cards and projects to inspire you to join
      us for this fun challenge.  Please hop over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog and check them out.

      This challenge starts today and runs through Saturday, April 19th at midnight EST.


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






      BSS Monday Idea - Gatefold Frame card

      Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea

      Another Monday, another idea.  

      Love the idea behind this card.  I don't know what it is called,
      but we will call it a Gatefold, Framed card.


      I started with this adorable stamp.

      This is the card closed.


      This picture showes how the card opens.


      The inside


      How it's done.
      Choose an image or phrase for the front of the card.
      Choose two die cuts.  One that you will cut the image out with
      and another that is the next size larger.
      Cut your focal piece with the chosen die.
      Choose card stock for the next larger die.
      Place the larger die on the card stock, then place the
      smaller die that you used to cut out your image into the center
      of the larger die and run it through your die cutting machine.

      Decorate the front of your gatefold card with panels as you wish.
      Your image will fit into the frame that you cut with card stock.
      Adhere the left half of the frame in the center of the left panel of your card.
      Adhere the right half of the focal point die to the right panel, inside the frame
      from the larger die.
      Decorate the rest of the card as you like.
      Because the frame is only adhered on the left and the image die is
      adhered on the right, it easily slips out of the frame to open the card.
      Be careful when decorating the front of the card not to cover the parts
      that will move when you open the card with overlapping embellishments.

      Card Recipe:

      Stamps- Wild Rose Studio - CL291 AnnaBelle with Lambs,
      Sentiment on inside and Happy Easter - Taylored Expressions, Big Bold Easter TEMS64
      Dies - Flowers - Spellbinders Blooms One S2-044
      Leaves - Cottage Cutz - Bella Leafy Branch - CCE-003
      Frame and die - Spellbinders Nestabilities-Labels Twenty One S5-027
      Inside border - Cheery Lynn Design B171 Bunny and Chick
      Embossing Folder - Spellbinders M-Bossabilities ES-011
      Colored with Copic Markers
      My card is 6x6 inches sq. scored at 3 inches on either end.

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