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Monday, February 24, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #164 - Anything Goes

Time for a new Challenge, it's #164 and the theme, chosen by our sweet and talented teammate, Dorte, is:

ANYTHING GOES

This is a great chance for you to join the fun with any stamp, decoupage or CD House Mouse and Friends image you want.



Card Recipe

Stamp - House Mouse Stamp - Bit of Honey - Stampabilities
Paper - Brown, blue card stock, designer paper is Basic Gray
Flower die - Spellbinder's Blooms One 
The little bees were added with an old stamp I have had forever.
Glossy Accents on the honey to make it shiny 
Colored with Copics

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This challenge starts today and runs through Saturday, March 8th at midnight EDT.

You need to hop on over to the House Mouse challenge blog and check out the
inspiration from the design team. 

Then join the fun so we can visit you.  We love to see what you come up with!

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


Sue


BSS MONDAY IDEA - BUILDING BLOCK CARD.

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF MONDAY IDEA.

Do you believe this weather?  Well, moving away from Valentines and winter, I went in search
of a new fancy fold card.  I found this great  card idea on Split Coast Stampers.  There is a
great tutorial HERE

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/buildingblockcard/


Here is the card I made opened up.

Here is a closeup of the front image. LOVE IT!


This is a closup of the inside.  Building block part.


This is a closeup of the card opened up fully.
This card fold for mailing!



Card Recipe

Stamps- Mailbox -Impression Obsession Cling (H1934)
Sentiment stamp - Hampton Art Stamps- Friendship (DF2138)
Paper - Blue and white card stock, Green Star paper is Graphic 45-Mother Goose 6x6 Pad
I cut small squares and rectangles and added triangles to look like envelopes for
the first inside edge and sponged with light blue dye ink.
The metal letters I have had for ages they are from EK Success 
They spell out " U GOT MAIL"
Colored with copics.  Stamped the little butterfly twice and
fussy cut and popped it up on the mailbox.

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


Thursday, February 20, 2014

ATC Swap Entry

I friends, hope everyone is keeping warm.  This winter has been so cold and snowy.  Today we are getting rain, everything is slushy and dripping.

I just wanted to share a quick post with you.  I made these ATC's for a swap.  Haven't joined a swap in years, but was nudged into it by the gal running the swap on SCS.  It's the ATC's Ultimate Varieties.  So many different categories to choose from and you have until April 5th to get them to the swap Organizer by.


I made a gatefold ATC with the adorable stork and baby feet from Magnolia.
I also used an action wobbler behind the stork, so when it moves it looks like
he is coming in for a landing.

Have a great day.  Thanks for stopping by for a peek.  Check out the ATC Swap
on SCS.  Until later.................


Monday, February 17, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #163 A color challenge.

Just a quick reminder that the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 163 is at the mid-way point.


You still have another week to join the fun.  Donna has chosen the theme of Amethyst (purple), white and one other color for this challenge.

This stamp just screams Ahhhhhh.......
And with this cold weather we have been having, a hot
soak sounds excellent to me!



I went with Amethyst, White and pink on this card.


Card Recipe

Stamp - HM Design
White card stock base, Amethyst Glitter paper mat
Pink Card stock and designer paper is Wild Rose Studio
Dies - Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin Design, Spellbinders,  Nestabilities
and Butterflies
Colored with Copics
Flower, Michael's
White Pearls - Queen and Company
Pink Organdy Double bow

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Stop by the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge site to see the midweek inspiration from the design team.  Then come join us, we love to see what you come up with.

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


Sue

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Stair step stamping technique

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF MONDAY IDEA.

This weeks idea is to use the stair step stamping technique.
You simply use a small stamp, any shape heart, circle, square, star, etc.)
then stamp in a stair pattern on your card.  You can even use a phrase.
like
Thank you
           Thank you
                       Thank you


I chose a small Martha Stewart snowflake stamp.



This is the finished card


Card Recipe
White, black glossy and Bazzill green swiss dot card stock
Finished card is 5x7
White mat layer was edged with Versamark ink and Fran-tage 
Shabby Green Embossing Enamel
Stamps - Sweet and Sassy (12-074) Winter Silhouettes 
I stamped the snowflakes in Onyx black Versafine ink and embossed
with clear embossing powder.
I then overstamped them again with Versafine ink and embossed with
Ranger Holographic embossing powder (EPJ-00709)

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


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

For my Granddaughter

Hi friends.  Quick post today.  Still snowing here, not a lot, but it is piled up all over the place and cold!

I made this card for my Granddaughter for Valentines Day.  Still making Valentines!




Word stamp is by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Border stamp is by Great Impressions (old)
Hearts Stamp is by Holly Berry House (old)
Paper is Carta Bella - Devoted
Corners are a punch by Papershapers
white embossing powder

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


Monday, February 10, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #163 Amethyst, white and one other color

Time for a new Challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. 

 It's our new and talented teammate Donna's first time to host our challenge and she has chosen:

Challenge # 163 - A Color Challenge
Amethyst (a shade of purple), white, plus one other color





Card Recipe

Stamp - House Mouse Designs, Stampabilities
Base Card 6x6 white printed card stock DCWV
Gingham paper - JoAnn's, Mint Green Card stock Michael's
Circles and square dies Spellbinders
Reflections small roses
Gingham bow - Hobby Lobby
Amethyst rhinestones, Queen and Co.
Colored with Copics


 *** AMAZING SPONSORS ***
We are very proudly Sponsored by...

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We are very excited about this fabulous sponsored prize from Simon Says Stamp. They are 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
 
 
*** Also proudly welcoming back a GREAT SPONSOR****
 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... Flat-
back Pearls and Rhinestones, Charms, Ribbons, Laces, Twine, Flowers, Stickpins, Beads, and more. 

Thank You to our wonderful Sponsors for your great generosity and support!!


{Players, please note; Where applicable, the shipping fees, handling fees and tax fees are the winner's responsibility}

The very talented design team has come up with some exciting inspiration for you, so hop on over to the challenge blog for a peek.

You have until Saturday, February 22nd at midnight EST to join us and play along.
This is an easy peasy challenge, any image as long as you use the colors of the theme.

We can't wait to see what you come up with. We love visiting and seeing your creative takes on the challenge.

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



Sue

BSS MONDAY IDEA - FOUR POCKET TREAT BOX

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Are you ready for Valentines Day, it's Friday you know!
Do you have someone special or little ones you like to give sweet treats to on Valentines Day?

This week's idea is an adorable four pocket treat box, which you can adapt to any
occasion, but this week we are making it all about Valentines and Sweet treats.

I found a wonderful tutorial for this box HERE

(http://debbiesdesignsblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/12-days-of-christmas-treat-holders-day.html)

It is simple to put together with just one sheet of card stock 71/2 " x 71/2 " and nine
2 1/2" squares,  and ribbon.  Plus any extras you want to use to decorate it.


Two views of the finished box


Three views of it filled with goodies.




Card Recipe

Bright Red Card stock
Designer paper is from the Devoted 6x6 Pad
Hearts were punched from Marvy Punches
Hugs and Kisses Sentiment on tag is Penny Black
 From the Heart clear set(30-207)
White Grossgrain ribbon
White embossing powder

This was hard to photograph, but is so cute in real life.

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



Monday, February 3, 2014

Mid-Week Reminder for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #162 All About Love

Just a quick reminder that Love is in the Air at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  Our host this challenge is Christine, who has chosen Anything about LOVE as her challenge theme.


Love this stamp, so darn cute!


Card Recipe

Stamp - House Mouse Designs
Spellbinders Grand die for card base
Doily and Classic Circle die 
Heart designer paper from my stash, old.
Sponged image with pink ink and card with purple ink.

Ticket was a free digi
Hearts from Michaels
Flower border, Michaels
Rhinestones Queen and Co.
Star Dust Stickles around image and on glass bowl
Colored with Copic Markers

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You have until Saturday, February 8th, midnight EST to join us.  We would so love to have you play along, we love visiting to see what you came up with.

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



Sue

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Acetate Jars

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Have you had a play with Acetate lately?  Me either.  But this stamp set 
just screamed acetate to me, AND it is a Valentine set, so since we are into February already, seemed like a perfect time to showcase this wonderful set.

This set by Taylored Expressions has six stamps, three word stamps
and the jar, the hearts, and x;s and o's, AND a die to cut out the 
stamped jars.  That's where the acetate comes in.  I cut the jar die out of acetate
so they looked like glass jars.


The finished card.


The inside.


Card Recipe
Stamps and die - Taylored Expressions (TEPS85)
Light blue textured paper base card 41/4 x 51/2
Front of card and inside bottom of insert run through a
Sizzix heart scroll embossing folder.
Hearts stamp from set stamped on red, pink and purple card stock
with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.
Shaded hearts with copic markers
Stamped the jar image on white card stock and shaded with light blue Copic Marker.
Cute jar die from Acetate.  Glue hearts onto stamped die cutout.  Adhere acetate
over the jar with hearts. (I used Tombow, Mono Multi Liquid Glue). I just dotted
the glue at the top, bottom and on each side, just six small dots in all)
Border lace punch, Martha Stewart, sponged with light blue dye ink.
Red and White bakers twine
Preserves stamp from set, edge colored red
Inside, Sentiment from same set, stamped in red on Spellbinders
Fancy Tags Two (S5030)

This is a fun little set and the possibilities of what goes in the jars is endless.

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