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Monday, September 30, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 154-Monochrome


Happy Monday mousey lovers welcome back to House Mouse & friends mid week squeak,
hope you're enjoying the current challenge theme of

** MONOCHROME **
 
ANY House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image or if you enjoy using HM CDs or even decoupage all may be used on your creation with shades of one COLOUR..

Our Generous sponsors for this chall are

Our first Sponsor is the one and only House-Mouse Designs®
Offering a lucky player a $25 Gift Certificate.


Our second Sponsor is the fabulous Joanna Sheen Ltd.
Offering a lucky player a $10 Gift Voucher.



Our third Sponsor is the awesome My Creative Classroom
Offering a lucky player a *FREE* MCC class

That's Three Fabulous Prizes and that means Three chances for you to win! So Come on and play along.

Thank You to our wonderful sponsors for your great generosity!!

Please Note; where applicable, all shipping, handling, and tax fees are the winner's responsibility.

Cute Stamp, Interview with a Vampire, House Mouse Designs, Stampabilities
 



 
Card Recipe
 
Stamp - Interview with a Vampire - Stampabilities
Black card stock long card
Spellbinders die
Fabric ribbon (cobwebs) from JoAnn's
Rhinestones on a roll, Relfections (Michael's)
Sentiment Stamp from the dollar bin at Michael's
Spider is punched, from Martha Stewart and glittered
Bat is cut from designer paper and glittered.
 Stamped with Versafine and embossed with white EP
Colored with Copic Markers
 
You have until Saturday, October 5th at Midnight, EST to join us with
a Monochrome entry.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.
 
Thanks for stopping by today. Until later.........
 
SUE
 
 
 
 

BSS MONDAY IDEA - DECORATE A CONTAINER

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF MONDAY IDEA.

Today we are going to decorate a container. Oatmeal boxes, Pringles Chip cans, and coffee cans make great containers. I used a clear acrylic container that my husband received nuts in for Christmas last year. I love using acrylic see through containers, especially if the contents are colorful.
This is the front of the container.
I used a Northwoods Stamp (09141)
Colored with Copics, Black card stock mat.
Stickles Gold accents on the cats collar.
Three pieces of orange dotted organdy ribbon tied
around the neck of the container and fluffed up.

I cut a border of cobwebs from a Martha Stewart punch for around
the middle of the container. Spiders are a Martha Stewart punch also.
The black cats around the bottom of the container is a punch from
Fiskars. The Stamped Sentiment is an old Diamonds stamp (B236)

The back of the container I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix die (657455)
with some Stickles on the 31.

The second side of the container is a stamp by
Inky Antics (j3-10876-G) Colored with Copics
matted with yellow card stock.


This is the top of the container. I cut circles with the Spellbinders
classic circles die. The stamped sentiment is from
Catslife Press stamped on green card stock, inked with
Versafine and clear embossing powder and cut out.
The orange circle has orange stickles around the edges.
Inside the container is a mixture of salted cocktail peanuts
and candy corn. Even if you are not a fan of candy corn, you will
like this combination. The sweet candy and salty peanuts are
addicting.
Find an interesting container and dress it up with stamps,
paper, dies and punches.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day. Until later......
 
 
 

Monday, September 23, 2013

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #154 MONOCHROME

Time for a new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
It's #154, and our super talented teamie, KATE, has chosen the theme of
 
"Monochrome"
 
 You know, use different tones of the same color throughout your card or project.
 
 
I used shades of red.  This adorable image is
Heavy Lifter (Stampabilities) (HMKR-1058)

 
Sentiment Stamp is Stampabilities (HM)
Paper - K& Company
Dark Red card stock
Dies - Spellbinders
Heart Punch - Paper Shapers
Ribbon - Gingham and Burgandy Red
Colored with Copic Markers
Rhinestones, dark red, Kaiser
 
We are super excited to announce that STAMPENDOUS is the next company producing our beloved House-Mouse & Friends! Stop by their Challenge Blog to get inspired and enter your very own projects into their challenges. The link can be found HERE.
The Official Blog of STAMPENDOUS Rubber Stamp Company can be found HERE.
House-Mouse Designs® stamps can be purchased at the STAMPENDOUS site HERE.


We are very proudly Sponsored by...

My Creative Classroom. They are generously offering one free class
 

Our second sponsor is House Mouse Designs, a $25 Gift Certificate.




our third sponsor is Joanna Sheen, a $10 Gift Voucher.


That's Three Fabulous Prizes and that means 3 chances for you to win! :)


Thank You to our wonderful sponsors for your great generosity!!

Please Note;
where applicable, all shipping, handling and tax fees are the winner's responsibility.



The design team has come up with great inspiration for our Monochrome Challenge.
Do visit the House Mouse and Friends site and check out their super examples.
We love visiting you to see what you came up with.

You have until Saturday, October 5th at midnight to join us.

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

 
Sue

BSS MONDAY IDEA - CARDINALS RULE

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
 
This week we are playing with the Cardinals Clear Stamp set by Prickley Pear.
Sharon tells me that they made dies to match, but I fussy cut them out because I didn't
know about the dies, next visit!
 
I made Christmas gift tags with three of the four cardinal images included in the package.  There was also a sentiment and a music stamp with pine cones and fir tree branches.
 
 
Tag #1
 
Stamp- Sentiment Stampendous Cling (CRM276) Merriest Wish
Designer Paper - Daisy d's
Ink - Vivid Red
Dies - Sizzix Alterations(Tim Holtz) Tree Line on the edge die (658258)
Punch - Scalloped Oval - Marvey
Green Card Stock two colors
Three Strands of wired glittery red ribbon
Stickles Crystal
Kaiser Pearls
White Glittered paper

 
Tag #2
 
Paper - Gold Glittered Paper, white glittered paper, red card stock
Window Die - Spellbinder's Shapeabilities Window One
Embossing Folder - Tag was run through Spellbinder's M-Bossabilities (EL-013)
Snowflake punch - Emagination
Word die - Dee's Distinctively (IME-087)
White sparkly glitter
Red feather
Gold Ribbon
Colored with Copics
 

 
Tag #3
 
Paper - Farm House 6x6 Norland Paper Pack
Die - Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Floral Ovals (S4-356)
Sentiment is from Cardinal Stamp Set
Martha Stewart Punch - Branch
Border Punch - EK Success
White Seam Binding
Two small jingle bells

 
I glued another tag on the back of each one and stamped the
words "TO" and "FROM" .
 
Wouldn't these be so pretty on a beautiful gift bag or wrapped box?
 
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday. Until later.............
 
 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Monday mousey lovers welcome back to House Mouse & friends mid-week

Squeakkkkkkkkkkkk , hope you're enjoying the current challenge theme of

Autumn Leaves
We would love to see any sort of Autumn Leaves featured on your creation, as long as you use a House Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffie image on your design. So come and join the fun! :)

This challenge is PROUDLY Sponsored by...
Simon Says Stamp



Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000+ fabulous items in stock. They have all of the latest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copic, House-Mouse Designs and so much more! With such great deals on shipping, it’s always a great time to shop with Simon Says Stamp.

our 2nd sponsor is


DI'S DIGITAL DOWNLOADS - $ 12 GIFT VOUCHER FOR THEIR ONLINE STORE.
Di's Digi Downloads is a great little company offering lots of great digi stamps.
Thank You to our wonderful sponsors for your great generosity!!

Please Note;
where applicable, all shipping, handling and tax fees are the winner's responsibility.


In addition, we have one more CANDY / PRIZE for a very lucky player....

a LOT with over 185 adorable charms for all your card needs!





This Candy will go to that one special player who helps us to spread the word around about our Little Mousey Place. (we want to see more peeps joining the FUN)! Simply do this by placing a piccy of our Mousey logo and/or this candy on your sidebars to link it back here to our House-Mouse BLOG. We will be stopping by your blogs to visit.

That's Three Fabulous Prizes and that means 3 chances for you to win!

 


These mice are having a great time playing in the Autumn Leaves.

 
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamp - Autumn Wardrobe - Stampendous House Mouse Design HMPR1068
Leaf paper is from my stash
Burgandy colored card stock behind image
Spellbinders die Nestabilities Label 8
Embossing folder of tree is Darice
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Red, Yellow and Green Twine bow
White card stock 5x7 inch card base
Clouds sponged on using torn paper towel
Colored with Copic Markers
 
Hope you can join us for this fun challenge.  We love seeing what you come up with!  You have until Saturday, September 21st at midnight to submit your card/project.
 
check out the mid week inspiration samples by the girls on the design team.
 
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great Monday.  Until later........
 
 

 Sue
 
 
 






BSS MONDAY IDEA - Gatefold Easel Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
This week's idea comes from a blogging buddy of mine, Vicki Parsons. She recently posted a Gatefold Easel Card and a great tutorial. I loved it so much I thought I would share it with you today. Thanks Vicki for the great card idea, love it!
Cute Penny Black Halloween Stamps!

This is the front of the card. Looks like a typical Gatefold Card.


This is the card opened. How cute is that!
An Easel card inside of a Gatefold card.
It takes only one sheet of 81/2 by 11 card stock to
make this great design!
 
Don't forget you can click on any image to  see it enlarged.
Card Recipe:
Stamps - Penny Black Kitty Stamp- Spooktacular Party (1525K)
Penny Black Hedgie Stamp - Frightful Flight (4020K)
Sentiment Circle - Catslife Press (746F)
Paper - Orange Card Stock Base
Reminisce - Halloween
Inside Orange Hounds tooth, Cloud 9
Images stamped on cream colored card stock
with Versafine Onyx ink and embossed with clear embossing powder
Dies - Spellbinder's Mega Nestabilities Large
Mega Deckled Rectangles (S5015)
Punch under Sentiment - Marvey Medium Scallop
Yellow Dotted Ribbon
Orange Stickles
Colored with Copic Markers
This is a fun card to decorate, and it works for all occasions!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Sue Drees

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Special Friend

Hi friends.  We are still working to complete our bathroom redo.  What a job it turned out to be!
 
Weather today was HOT.  Yesterday 90 and today 88....yuck!  Bring on the Fall!
 
I made this card for a dear friend for her birthday.  We met in Monterey, California
many years ago as young woman married to servicemen.  She from Texas me from NY.  She came into my life when I really needed a friend, a long way from home and very lonely.  She is a blessing to me, and when we talk, it is like we have never been away from each other for more than a minute.  Such a wonderful friend.
 
 
Everything on the card is a die cut.
Flowers, bird Tim Holtz
Butterfly and swirls- Cherry Lyn Design
Small flowers punch
Card Spellbinders Grand dies
 
Hope you took a moment today to remember those
who died on 9/11.

 
Thanks for Stopping by today.  Until later............
 


 

Monday, September 9, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #153 Autumn Leaves

Eeeeek!! Welcome back to another FUN MONDAY

Are you Peeps ready for to another fabulous challenge?
We sure hope so and can't wait to see you joining the Fun!
 

Now on to the NEW CHALLENGE...
Our sweet Teamie HEATHER is hosting and has chosen the theme;

"AUTUMN LEAVES"
This Challenge is very proudly Sponsored by


WOW, a generous $25 Gift Vocher to their online store.
Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000 items in stock. They have all the latest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copic, House Mouse Designs,
and so much more! With great deals on shipping, it's a great time to shop with Simon Says Stamp.

AND
Di's DIGI Downloads
Generously giving away a $10 gift voucher for their online store!
Di's Digi Downloads is a great little company, offering lots of super adorable digi stamps.
That's Two Fabulous Prizes and that means 2 chances for you to win! :)


Thank You to our wonderful sponsors for your great generosity!!

Please Note;
where applicable, all shipping, handling and tax fees are the winner's responsibility.
 

In addition, we have one more CANDY / PRIZE for a very lucky player....

a LOT with over 185 adorable charms for all your card needs!


This Candy will go to that one special player who helps us to spread the word around about our Little Mousey Place. (we want to see more peeps joining the FUN)! Simply do this by placing a piccy of our Mousey logo and/or this candy on your sidebars to link it back here to our House-Mouse BLOG. We will be stopping by your blogs to visit.
 



 
Closeup of this adorable little mouse with leaf.

 
Stamp - Stampendous House Mouse
Yellow 6x6 card base
Designer paper - My Mind's eye
Green Glitter paper
Sentiment - Art Gone Wild
Spellbinders die
Leaf Border EK Success cut from Designer paper
Orange ribbon.
Colored with Copics
 
Please check out the great inspiration for this challenge at
the House Mouse and Friends blog by the talented ladies on the
design team.
 
Hope you can join us for our Autumn Leaves challenge, we love to visit and see what you come up with.
 
Have a great Monday.  Until later.........
 


Sue


BSS MONDAY IDEA - UPSTOWN COUPLE BRETT AND BRENDA GET MARRIED

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF MONDAY IDEA.
Remember a few weeks back I did a Monday Idea post with an Uptown Girl
Stamp called Uptown girl Brigitte the bride? Well seems like Brenda and Brett beat her to the alter!
Here is a close up of the lovely couple.

Card Recipe:
Stamps - Uptown Couple Brett and Brenda get married (eb237)
Inside sentiment from the same set Congratulations
Die cuts - 5x7 Enchanted Labels 28(S6003)
White 5x7 card stock base, white glitter paper mat,
Largest die cut from pale pink paper, Medium die cut from pink
glitter paper. The smallest die in the set was used for the inside sentiment.
Happy Couple is fussy cut. Colored with Copics. Fine pink glitter
on ruffles of dress and shoes
Star Dust Stickles on flowers in bouquet.
White organdy double bow
Rhinestones
Such a beautiful stamp. And the die set is so pretty.
Thanks for stopping by today. Until later....
 
 
 
 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Umbrella Tilda

Hi friends, quick post today.  We are doing some work in the house and it is all consuming.  Nearing the fun part, decorating! 
 
Today's card is a Magnolia Tilda with Umbrella.  I purchased several Magnolia stamps at a recent Stamp Show in our town from a vendor that was not going to carry them any longer and was offering them for half price!!

 
Isn't she cute?

 
Card Recipe:
 
Stamp - Magnolia, sentiment, My Sentiments Exactly
Paper, White scalloped card base (Spellbinder's Grand die)
White Lace Doily
Designer Paper - DCWV
Flower Border - Sizzix
Kaiser Rhinestones
Lacey Crocheted Flowers - Pizzazz Aplenty
Stickles Star Dust on raindrops
Colored with Copics
 
Heart Pin from my local stamp store
 
I'd Like to enter this card in these challenges:
 
Magnolia Down Under - Challenge 212 - Lovely Lace
Marvelous Magnolia - Challenge 43 - Pin It, Use any kind of pin
 
Have a great day.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until later...........