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Monday, March 31, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 166 Mid Week Reminder

Just a quick post to remind you that the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is going into the second week.  It's challenge -166 and the theme chosen by Kate is Masculine.



It's a guy thing, right?


Card Recipe

Stamps - House Mouse Designs-Nutty Juggler HMKR1043
Sentiment - Rubber Cottage
Ribbon and papers - Michael's
Die - Spellbinder's
White 6x6 card stock base
Colored with Copic Markers

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The design team has come up with more wonderful inspiration to entice you to play along with us.  Check out the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog

You have until Saturday, April 12th at midnight EDT to enter.

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


Sue


BSS MONDAY IDEA - Frames and Flowers

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's card has Frames and Flowers, a great combination.


A simple but elegant Anniversary card, but could be used for any number
of occasions. 


I chose the black and white theme to let the flowers pop, but
any number of color combinations would be beautiful.


Closeup of flowers.

Card Recipe

Stamps - JustRite Large Fancy Sentiments (CR-3815)
Papers - Black, white, green and yellow cardstock
Die - Norrland Flower by Memory Box (98505)
I made three.
Spellbinders Large Deckled Mega Rectangle Nestabilities (S5-015)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Card Base is 5x7 inch black carstock
white textured cardstock mat is 4/3/4x63/4 with the second largest die cut from
the center.
Black layer is 43/4x63/4 with third largest die cut from the center
White embossed layer is 3 1/2x51/2.
Run glue runner around back of the black layer and adhere to embossed layer.
run glue runner around back of the white layer and adhere to black layer, making sure to center
it.
If you want to pop up the whole piece on the black card, put mounting tape around
the edge of the white 4 3/4 by 6 3/4 and adhere to the card.
Put the flowers together by sponging with a slightly darker color ink on the edges
and using small pop dots to give them some height.  Sponge leaves.
Stamp words at the bottom of the card, and swirl at the top of the frame
Adhere the flowers to the card ( I used hot melt glue)
Added yellow Stickles to the center of the flowers.
Add ribbon and bow to the left side of the card.

This card has so many possibilities. Different embossing folder, different colors, different die frame shape and different flowers would completely change the entire look of the card.

Hope you have a chance to make a Frame and Flower card.

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



Monday, March 24, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #166 - Anything Masculine

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

It's Challenge # 166 and hosted by our sweet and talented KATE.

Kate has chosen the theme of:

"ANYTHING MASCULINE"





Card Recipe

Stamp - House Mouse Design-Stampabilities
Dies- Spellbinders Classic Circles
Sentiment computer generated.
Grass die - Poppy Stamps
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Candi Dots
Card stock from my Stash
Sponged clouds and grass with Adirondack inks
Stonewashed and Meadow
Colored with Copic Markers

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Challenge starts today and runs through Saturday, April 5th at midnight EDT.

Check out the inspiration by the design team, some super fun cards and projects.  Then
come along and join the fun.  We love to visit you to see what you come up with.

Remember, you must use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper image on your entry.

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


Sue


BSS MONDAY IDEA - PAPER PIECING

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF MONDAY IDEA.

Well, at least we saw the sun this weekend, even if it was accompanied by some snow flurries.
Good thing Easter is late this year, we at least have a chance that the weather will be nice.

This weeks idea is paper piecing.  Although not a new technique, when I saw this stamp,
I thought how fun it would be to paper piece it.

Close up of birdhouse.


Finished card.


Card Recipe

Stamp - Impression Obsession - ( G16002) Cling
Inside Sentiment - A Muse (8-8535C)
Dies - Grass Poppystamps (825) Branch Memory Box (98187)
Leaves - Cottage Cutz Bella Leafy Branch (CCE-003)
Adirondack Inks - Meadow Green, Stonewashed blue
Colored the yellow parts with copic markers
Card base is 41/8x51/2
Stamped with Versafine Onyx and embossed with clear EP
Action Wobbler holds the birdhouse on the card and
makes it move like it would,  hanging in a tree.
Tim Holtz sponge applicator used to sponge clouds (tear or cut a paper
towel and sponge along the edge in a upward stroke on the card.
Move the paper towel as you move down the card,  so pattern isn't the same on each row.
Sponge edges.

Stamp the image on white or cream card stock.  Then stamp the images you want
to paper piece onto scraps of designer papers and cut out and adhere to the stamped image
on the white/cream card stock.  When you have finished, cut out the entire finsihed image and
adhere to your card.

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



Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dancing Queen

Hi friends, a little sun today (always nice to see and feel the sun) but really cold!

I made a card for the Totally Tilda Challenge # 92 -A Shaped Card.



Card Recipe

Sweet Tilda image - Magnolia
Sentiment stamp - Stampabilities
Flower Bouquet, tiny roses I purchased at
a local doll house store
Die - Spellbinders - Dahlia and classic Circles
Gingham paper 
Fran-tage - Gold and white embossing powder
White lace
Acrylic white paint on edges
Star Dust and Gold Stickles
Blue dye ink for sponging ticket and circle
Stars and heart stickers from my stash
Colored with Copics

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




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dear One

Hi friends.  Beautiful day today, sunshine and 50 degrees.....could Spring be creeping in the door?

I ordered some of the bluebell stamps from Wild Rose Studio along with the paper pad that goes with.

Here is the first one I inked up.


Love this sweet little deer.



Card Recipe

Stamp by Wild Rose Studio
Sentiment Stamp - Amuse
Spellbinders oval die
Flowers are pulled from silk stems
Green background oval is Cuttlebug - Anna Griffin design
Butterfly from Michaels
Border die - EK Success
Pink tear drop pearls
Colored with Copics
Star Dust and yellow Stickles

I am entering my card at:

Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Month Long Anything Goes

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



Monday, March 17, 2014

Midweek Reminder - HMFMC #165 Lost and Found

Challenge 165 continues at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge until Saturday, March 22nd, midnight DST.


The theme chosen by Heather is Lost and Found.  Use your imagination, can be anything you found, something you lost.  Lots of inspiration at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog.



I found this stamp that was perfect to send to our financial advisor for the great job and advice she gives us.



Stamps - House Mouse Designs, Stampabilities
Papers - Michaels
Bow = Hobby Lobby
Spellbinders dies
Colored with Copics


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We hope you will join us with a card or project.  We love to visit to see what you come up with.

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


Sue
Welcome to the weekly Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.


This week's card is a gatefold card with a twist.



Here are measurements and instructions so you can make a card like this.
You can use any shape for the opening in the gatefold.

5-7 Gatefold Card with circle opening
Cut base card  from cards tock 7x10 inches
Score @ 2 ½ inches on either end

Front panels are cut at 2 ¼ x 61/4
And 2 5/16 x 6 ½ inches

After card base is made and panels  are stamped and in place,
Mark the ½ inch mark on your punch and punch out half a circle
On each panel where you want to place your circle stamped image.
Measure down the panel so both are in the same place and form
A perfect circle when card is closed.

I popped up the stamp on the pink and black panel so that
When the card is closed, it is popped out on the front of the card.
You can leave it flat if you prefer.

Center the circle stamp, now mounted on the other circles, into the 
circle hole on inside of the card and Close the card for a perfect fit,
 then glue in place on the inside.

Stamps used:
Circle stamp - Hero Arts AC005 Untitled Word Shadow Set
Stamped on white card stock with Versafine onyx ink and
Embossed with clear embossing powder. Then cut out.

Flower Stamp - Stampendous P107 Agapanthus Cluster

Ink - Versafine onyx  with clear embossing powder

Paper - Graphic 45 Botanical Tea

Punches - 1 1/2 inch circle punch or die
2 inch Scallop Punch or die
Border punch - Martha Stewart
Corner die - La La Land

Inside die - Spellbinder’s Nestabilities
 Fleur De Lis Squares (S4-318)

Gold Edge pink organza ribbon

Fun gate fold card, lots of possibilities.


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


Thursday, March 13, 2014

CUTE CHICKS

Hi friends.  We dug out from our snow yesterday, all 14 inches of it.  Blowing winds made large drift piles in the yard.  Crazy pup loves to run around in the snow and cold!

Today's Card is for the Penny Black and Friends Saturday Challenge.  For the month of March, the theme is Lace and Pearls.


I used this vintage Penny Black Stamp.

Finished card.


Circle die, Spellbinders
Lace from my stash
Rick-Rack is from JoAnne's
Flowers Michaels dollar bin
Chick stamp Michael's dollar bin
Colored with Copics.

Supposed to be sunny tomorrow and going up to 50, goodbye snow!

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

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Easter Tildas

Hi friends.  Well, it was 52 degrees on Tuesday, and today we had about 12 inches of snow.  Everything was closed because of blizzard conditions.  Throw in 30 mile an hour winds and even some thunder this afternoon and it was quite the day.  Fortunately we didn't have to go out, so I just spent the day in my craft room, catching up with some DT work and being thankful I didn't have to go out.

I made this card for the challenge at Totally Tilda Challenge which this time is Easter AND you must show at least one egg on your project or card.

Used these three little Easter Tildas for my Easter card.



Front of Z-Fold card.


Inside of card opened up.


Thanks for stopping by today. Until later.



Monday, March 10, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #165 - Lost and Found

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

It's #165 and the theme has been chosen by our talented birthday girl and teamie, HEATHER.


HEATHER'S CHALLENGE THEME IS

LOST AND FOUND 

Use your imagination on this one.  Could be something you found in your stash that
you forgot you had.  Could be something that you lose all the time.

(eg. Clothing Tag/Bottle Cap/Odd Earring/Cardboard packet/
Foil/Empty jar/Container) Anything you could lose or Find..
just have fun..hehe 

Check out the design team inspiration on the challenge blog for some inspiration, lots
of different ideas on how this was interpreted.

Close up of image.  Have you ever lost the soap in the tub?


My finished card.


Card Recipe

Image is House Mouse Designs (Stampabilities)
as well as the sentiment.
Papers are Graphic 45
Flowers are Prima
Die is Spellbinder's Grand 
Swiss dot ribbon
Star Dust Stickles
Colored with Copics

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 We are honored to have Simon Says Stamp Sponsoring us.  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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  "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)

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Two fantastic prizes, two chances to win, but you 
gotta play to have a chance.

We love to visit you, to see what you come up with. So what are you waiting for.
Come join the fun.  This is a fun challenge, put your thinking cap on and let's see what you got!!!!!!

This challenge runs from March 10th, through March 22nd at midnight .

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




Sue