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Monday, September 29, 2014

HMFMC 179 Midway Reminder - Autumn/Fall theme

Just a quick reminder that our House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is at the midway point.

You still have until Saturday October 4th at Midnight to join the fun

Used this wonderful House Mouse Design stamp by Stampabilites
Tweet Treats for All HMPR1016



My card


Paper and sentiments from a Reflections paper stack from Michaels.

Special Sponsors for this Challenge


 STAMPENDOUS!
  
One Lucky Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card!

STAMPENDOUS! is the next company manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design StampsHouse-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com Stop by their Challenge Blog for inspiration and to enter your HMD projects into their challenges too! The link can be found HERE. 

Also Proudly 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

  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

Hope you make time to join us, we love visiting you to see what you come up with!!



BSS MONDAY IDEA - Fall Sunflower

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's card is a Sunflower die cut card.

Close up of the Sunflower die





What I used

Die cut - Poppy Stamps - Bountiful Sunflower 1006
Spellbinders Large Mega Rectangles Nestabilities S5-015
Paper - Graphic 45 6x6 pad Patterns & Solids
Sentiment - Hero Arts set - LP217
Corner Punch - Paper Shapers
Yellow Rhinestones
Green die ink - Marvey Jungle Green #95, Ranger Distress inks,
Wild Honey, Walnut Stain, and Vintage Photo
Brown Dotted Ribbon and bow.

How I did it

Started wih a white card stock 5x7 inch base
Papers were cut at 43/4x31/2 inches
Center papers on card base (they will overlap slightly)
and adhere
Cut a piece of paper 11/4 inch by 43/4 inch and
center over the two patterns and adhere
While the die cut is still in the die, sponge the green ink
around the edge on the front side
I cut the sunflower out of pale yellow cardstock.
I cut the stem out in a medium green carstock.
Glue the stem portion over the yellow whole sunflower.
Using the distress inks, sponge wild honey on the sunflower leaves,
doing a couple in the green ink
sponge the lower portion of the middle of the sunflowr with
the walnut stain and the outer edge with the Vintage Photo.
Attach the finished sunflower to the rectangle die cut with
small dots of liquid glue. (I used Tombow)
Stamp and cut out sentiment and adhere.
Punch corners and adhere.
Add ribbon and bow and rhinestones

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



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Shiny Ornament

Hello, happy Sunday.  Hope you had a nice weekend.

I participated in the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS (Jacquie J) today.
It was the first time I have done this and it was fun.

You have to pick a card from the featured stamper's gallery, then
make a card, changing at least two things from the original card.

The card that I chose is HERE.


This is my card






Aqua and white textured card stock, Aqua Glitter paper
circle die is Creative Expression, Susan Wilson,
Ornament die, Memory Box, Sentiment die is
A Cut Above.  Darice embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by today. Until later.............


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Vintage Penny Black

Hello friends.  I have finally managed to get into the stamp room, clear the dust and create.  Mojo was slow to come back, but I have been on a roll for a couple of days now.  Good to be having some coloring therapy.

I made this card for a little friend who has a birthday coming up in November.  She will be eight years old.  I love Penny Black vintage stamps and have a collection of them.  This one is called Friendly Chat......

I made a hidden tag card.


Card with tag in.


Tag


Card with tag pulled out.


I made this card to fit into the current Penny Black and Friends Saturday Challenge.
The theme is a color challenge using Brown, Blue and White. You have until October 6th
to join in.

Papers are from my stash.  Martha Stewart butterfly punches, Tag stamp is
a dollar stamp from Michael's.  Sticko gems on the corners.  Spellbinders 
Happy Birthday Die, and image is stamped on a Spellbinders deckled edged rectangle die.
Background die is Susan Wilson die.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  Until later.............


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

THANK YOU

A note of thanks.

As some of you know, my big sister, Edith, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor on
June 22, 2014.  She endured a 12 hour surgery on June 22nd to remove it, and a long recovery.
Then she began a six week program of radiation treatments and chemotherapy.

 During this time, a fellow blogger friend, Donna Ellis posted Edith's plight and requested
that cards be sent on a special part of her blog.

Cards poured in, and each day she enjoyed the lovely homemade cards.
My sister was a former rubber stamper, so she knew the time and love each
card held, and was so overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness and love of complete
strangers, as were all of us.

My sister passed away, September 13th, surrounded by her entire family,
only 84 days after the initial diagnosis.  Sadly the treatments made her
fragile and she got pneumonia and could not fight it.

Since her death, more cards have arrived expressing sympathy and love.

I want to also express my love and appreciation for my House Mouse Design Team
family who have supported me throughout my sister's illness and death and also sent
wonderful cards, prayers, and supported me when I needed it the most.



Cards that arrived since her passing.

Thanks too, for everyone who commented and mentioned that they were
thinking of our family and expressed prayers for my sister.

I could not have imagined when I began this blog in 2008, that
I would make so many new friends and that we would all be so
invested in each others everyday lives.

I am so thankful for each one of you.

Sue

Monday, September 22, 2014

HMFMC 179 - AUTUMN

 ** NEW CHALLENGE, HMFMC 179**


Our sweet and talented Teamie; Heather, is hosting and has chosen the theme;
~ Autumn / Fall ~ 


ALL challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  
So come PLAY ALONG with us using House-Mouse Designs stamps, CD collection images and, or decoupage.
    
Proudly Sponsored by these Special Sponsors

One Lucky Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card!
 STAMPENDOUS! STAMPENDOUS! is the next company manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design StampsHouse-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com Stop by their Challenge Blog for inspiration and to enter your HMD projects into their challenges too! The link can be found HERE. 

Also Proudly 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

  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


What fab Prizes!  Be sure to enter for your big chance to win!  






My simple card using "Turning over a new leaf"
by House Mouse Designs.

The design team and guest members of the design team have come up
with some beautiful inspiration for you.  Stop over to the challenge blog for a peek.

You have until Saturday, October 4th at midnight to join the fun and a chance at two fabulous prizes.  We love to see what you come up with!

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




BSS MONDAY IDEA - A Fall Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week's card is a Fall card.  Even with the warmth of Sunday, there is a feeling of Fall in the air.



What I used

Cream card stock card base 5x7
Stencil - Memory Box  Brilliant 88559
Butterfly die -Memory Box  Lunette Butterfly 98745
Leaves Die - Impression Obsession 030-S
Sentiment Stamp - Inkadinkado 95787-N
Gold Perfect Pearls with water in a mini spritzer
Assorted dye ink Fall colors
Ranger sponge applicator

How I did it

On a light yellow piece of card, with the stencil over it, I sponged
various Fall colors or dye ink over the stencil.
Cut out the Butterfly die twice and the leaves.
Using the applicator, sponge colors onto the butterfly
and leaves as desired.  I used a bright yellow card stock to
cut out the leaves and butterfly then inked on other colors.

I sprayed the leaves, Butterfly and the stenciled and colored piece
with the gold perfect pearls spray.  When dry I put the card together, popping up
the leaves and butterfly.

Have a great day.
Thanks for stopping by.