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Monday, September 8, 2014

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #178-PAPER PIECING

A new challenge begins today at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Our talented teammate Dorte has chosen the theme:

 Paper Piecing. 


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Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000+ items in stock along with the latest and greatest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more.  With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store!


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Marianne Design develops high quality craft products with much care, all to enable you to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other craft projects.


My Card


Stamp is by Stampendous, House Mouse Designs
Memory Box Snowflake die
Flourishes sentiment "Believe"
Christmas trees are a die, but don't have the packaging.
Paper pieces everything except colored in the little mouses face and fur.
Glittery white card stock base and snow.
Spellbinders Grand die with Navy card stock
Rangers Frantage Chunky White Embossing enamel
Fur on santa suite if flower soft Arctic White
Gold double bow

The design team and our new guest designers have some beautiful inspiration on the House Mouse and Friends blog site.

Please don't forget, you can ALWAYS use the theme of Anything Goes.

This challenge runs starting today through Saturday September 20th at midnight EST.

We hope you will join us and share your creation with us.  We love to check out what you
come up with.

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











BSS MONDAY IDEA - Stencil and Die Cuts

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's idea is a card,  created using a beautiful stencil and wonderful die cuts.


The Stencil


The dies


The finished card


What I used

Stencil - Memory Box - Snow Flake Flurry 88528
Dies - Cottage Cutz - Reindeer Ornament CCE 186,
Memory Box, Peace Script 98638, Impression Obsession Pine Branch 021-N
Paper - White CS card base 5x7 inch, Glossy CS panel 4/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Medium Blue CS for ornament and scraps of same color for 1/4 inch border on
snowflake panel on each side., and for sentiment die. 
Red Card stock for bow on ornament
White CS for pine branch 
White Pearl Shimmering CS for behind the ornament
WOW Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder
Red Tinsel Embossing Powder for bow (I have had this
in my stash for ages.  You can use Red Stickles instead.

How I did it

On the glossy card stock, center the snowflake flurry die.
Using a large stipple brush and Adirondack Stone Washed Blue ink, I
Stippled all around the die, leaving some white areas around the edges.
Without removing the die, I tapped Versamark clear ink on the die over
the blue ink.  This is so I can then remove the die and sprinkle the panel
with the WOW embossing powder and heat emboss next.

Adhere a panel or  scraps to each side of the snowflake panel with the
 medium blue card stock leaving a 1/4 inch border on each side..

Die cut the ornament in medium blue and red.

Cut  the pearl white shimmery paper out, using the shape of the ornament.
Or trace it.  good side down on the back of the shimmery paper then cut out.
Trim to fit and adhere to the ornament back.

Cut just the ribbon from the red die of the ornament.  Tap with Versamark
clear ink and emboss with tinsel red embossing powder or use red Stickles 
to cover the bow and let dry.  OR you could cut just the bow using red glitter paper.
Adhere over top of the bow on the ornament.

Cut the Pine branch out using white card stock  Tap with the Versamark and emboss
with the WOW embossing powder.

 Adhere all the elements to the card as shown.

LOVE this stencil and the dies together, hope you do too.

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






Monday, September 1, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #177 Mid-Way Reminder Food Glorious Food


Welcome back mousey lovers to our Mid-Week squeakkkkkkkkk
for our current challenge theme of

**FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD**

use ANY FOOD related image

Please NOTE that ALL challenges also have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So don't worry if you don't have a stamp with FOOD, as you can still join us by entering any of your projects using HMD stamps, CD images or decoupage all count..


Proudly Sponsored by;
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http://www.qkrstampede.com - home of the Perfect Shim!
Prize - Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice to QKR's online store

  Welcome to our QKR Rubber Stamp store! We have the Somewhat cute, Somewhat Quirky images that are available as unmounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! We have several rubber stamp lines featuring over 10,000 designs. Our QKR Stampede website features the artwork of Ken Herrod. Ken has a unique, somewhat quirky, style with lots of humor and character. Not a day goes by we don't get a chuckle out of a design we run across!  We are also the home of the new product: the Perfect Shim!!!
Check out their line of FABULOUS Stores! 
QKR Stampede - http://www.qkrstampede.com - home of the Perfect Shim!
Eureka Stamps - http://www.eurekastamps.com
Biblical Impressions - http://www.biblicalstamps.com
Alluring Impressions - http://www.alluringimpressions.com

AND...A Generous CANDY PRIZE...
Our fabulous Teamie, Christine is kindly offering another Lucky player this awesome NEW pack House-Mouse Designs Food/Drink Decoupage sheets


AND... a fun "FOOD" themed PRIZE from your Mousey Team
This Wooden Rubber Stamp will be given away to a third lucky player;

This Stamp is no longer available and rare. It is by Stampa Rosa Inc., House-Mouse Designs, Stamp Design of the Month, from November 2001, #469M, featuring Amanda, Mudpie and Monica.  Stamp is called: "Slurp 'n Chirp".  Thee gang is eating a bowl of Spaghetti. Isn't that just so cute, and so fitting for this challenge theme too?


Super Prizes, heh?  Be sure to play and enter the challenge for your chance to win!  :)


My card




Stamp - House Mouse Designs - Stampabilities
Side Step Card
Plaid paper is DCWV
Butterflies - Borders by K and Company
Flowers are pulled from a silk stem, with Stickles in the center.
Leaf die is Cheery Lynn Designs
ribbon - May Arts
Colored with Copic Markers

Enter as often as you'd like, but your projects MUST BE NEW creations.

Please submit your entries by Midnight EST, Saturday , September 6th, 2014.
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We can't wait to see your yummy FOOD creations! 
Good Luck to you, and thank you for playing along with us!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy the last holiday of the summer here in the US.
Until later.....................







BSS MONDAY IDEA - A BUCKET OF HALLOWEEN FUN

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF MONDAY IDEA.

Happy Labor Day!  The last holiday of the summer.  Where did the
time go?  Hope your able to enjoy a day off with family today and enjoy
the warm weather.

This week's idea is a fun Halloween card.
Since we will soon be thinking of fall and Halloween, I thought
I would show you this fantastic stamp.

What a bucket full of fun, right?


My finished card.
click on image to enlarge.



What I used:

Stamps - Impression Obsession H16043 Halloween Bucket
Sentiment - American Art Stamp KC6155 Scary
Paper - Black, orange, yellow, lime green and white cardstock
Stencil - Texture Distress Web Memory Box 88580
Versamark embossing ink clear used on stencil, then
remove stencil and emboss with clear embossing powder.
Spider punch, Martha Stewart
Stickles - Yellow, green firefly,orange peel, and crystal
Distress ink on edges of mat pieces, wild honey, peeled paint, orange marmalade 
Wink of Stella brush clear pen on spiders
Image stamped on white card stock with Versafine onyx and embossed with clear
embossing powder
Colored with Copic Markers
Small piece of sparkly lime green net tied with orange and black twine

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




Monday, August 25, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #177 - Food Glorious Food


** A NEW CHALLENGE, HMFMC #177 Starts Today**

Our mega talented Teamie; Christine Craig is hosting and has chosen the theme;
~ FOOD, Glorious Food~ 

Anything to do with FOOD (Christine was thinking Harvest time for Fruits and etc.)
Nothing to stop you from making Xmas cards with FOOD on them too....LOL!


Please NOTE that ALL challenges also have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So don't worry if you don't have a stamp with food, as you can still join us. So come PLAY ALONG with us and enter your projects using stamps, CD images or decoupage by;

   http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg  





St;amp - House Mouse Design, Stampabilities
Die cut circle on gingham paper - Spellbinder's
Blue Scalloped card - Spellbinder's Grand Dies
Die Corner - La La Land
Stamped Sentiment - dollar bin Michaels
along with the Cherry rhinestones.
Heart Rhineston
Flower punch, Martha Stewart
Grossgrain ribbon
Colored with Copics
dotted with peg stamp


Sponsored by;

http://www.qkrstampede.com http://www.qkrstampede.com - home of the Perfect Shim!
Prize - Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice to QKR's online store
 
Check out their line of FABULOUS Stores! 
QKR Stampede - http://www.qkrstampede.com - home of the Perfect Shim!
Eureka Stamps - http://www.eurekastamps.com
Biblical Impressions - http://www.biblicalstamps.com
Alluring Impressions - http://www.alluringimpressions.com

AND...
Our fabulous Teamie, Christine is also very generously offering this awesome Candy Prize to another Lucky player entering this challenge; 

A NEW pack House-Mouse Designs Food/Drink Decoupage sheets

.

AND a fun "FOOD" themed PRIZE from your Mousey Team
This Wooden Rubber Stamp will be given away to a third lucky player;
This Stamp is no longer available and rare. It is by Stampa Rosa Inc., House-Mouse Designs, Stamp Design of the Month, from November 2001, #469M, featuring Amanda, Mudpie and Monica.  Stamp is called: "Slurp 'n Chirp".  Thee gang is eating a bowl of Spaghetti. Isn't that just so cute, and so fitting for this challenge theme too?

Fun Prizes.   Be sure to enter for your big chance to win!  :)

Challenge begins today and runs through Saturday, September 6th, at midnight EST.


Visit the House Mouse Challenge Blog for lots of inspiration by the talented folks on the design team.  Awesome guest designer creations too.


This will be a fun challenge, because the mice, gruffies and hoppers are always looking for something yummy to eat!


Can't wait to visit and see what you come up with!!!!!!!!


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






BSS MONDAY IDEA - BIG BUBBLE DIE AND SNOWFLAKES

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF MONDAY IDEA.

Today's idea uses a new die from Poppy St;amps.

click the picture to see it larger

The inside


What I used

Big Bubble Background Die, Poppy Stamps 1032
Silver Pom glitter paper
Blue card stock with snowflakes on it (sorry, it was a scrap, don't know whose
paper it is.
Snowflakes, Penny Black, Snowflake Trio (51-015)
Snowflake punch Martha Stewart, also inside snowflake border
Sizzix snowflakes (old)
Blue Rhinestones
Silver ribbon bow
Inside sentiment Winter's Butterfly (C-2604)

How I made it

Die cut the Big Bubble die on the designer paper of your choice.
Keep the circles
Cut a 41/4 x 5 1/2 piece of glitter paper
Adhere the cut out die to the glitter paper
Adhere some of the circles back
  into the die.
I put five edge pieces back in.  In the remaining circles pop up
die cut snowflakes of different sizes and designs.  On the edge 
snowflakes I cut them to fit.
Adhere to an A2 white card base.
Add a rhinestone to the center of each snowflake.

What a fun die this one is.  I can see leaves for fall, flowers for spring and summer.
Will get a lot of use out of this one.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good one.  Until later.....


Monday, August 18, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #176 Midway Reminder

We are at the midway point for Challenge 176.
We have some more DT inspiration to share with you for our current challenge theme of

~No Coloring of Images~
 on a Thinking of You / Get-Well Card

The added Thinking of You /Get Well theme is optional. You can have colour/colours everywhere on your project, or no colours at all. Whatever colorful or non-colorful thing you'd like to do is great, just be sure you DO NOT COLOUR in, or, on, your image.  

Check out the Team's amazing samples to see their creative takes for various ideas to help you get started.  If you prefer, remember that ALL challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So everyone can PLAY ALONG using HMD House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies stamps, CD collections or decoupage. 

Very proudly Sponsored by;

We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player!

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

 Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000+ items in stock along with the latest and greatest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more.  With such an amazing variety and awesome deals.

Also Proudly Sponsored by;
Marianne Design 

Marianne Design

mariannedesign.nl
Marianne Design develops high quality craft products with much care, all to enable you to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other craft projects.
Marianne Design is on FACEBOOK!

Super Candy prize from AMERICA
She has this yummy CANDY lot of two House Mouse stamps and 150+ charms going to a third LUCKY WINNER...

SUPER fab Prizes heh?  
Be sure to create a project and enter for your chance to win!  


It's almost time for our kids to return to school here.  I always send my
daughter a card to her school classroom (first grade) wishing her a great
year with her new class.
Stamp - House Mouse Designs - Stampabilities
Word circle - Michael's dollar bin
Paper - Chalkboard - DCWV
White embossing powder
Candi buttons
School buses were cut from designer paper.

We cant wait to see your UNCOLOURED entries!
Good Luck to you, and thank you for playing along with us Mouseys!

Please scroll down to the bottom of the Main Post below to submit your entries..