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Monday, April 28, 2014

HMFMC 168 - POP IT UP - Mid Way Reminder

Just a quick post to remind you that the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is at the mid way mark.  You still have until Saturday, May 3rd at Midnight EST to enter a card or project for our


POP IT UP challenge.



Aww, what a friend this little mouse is.  I popped up all the layers,
the chicks, and the flowers.



Closeup.

Card Recipe

Stamp - House Mouse Designs, Stampabilities
Papers - Basic Gray and Wild Rose Studio
EK Success border die
Button from my friend America
Butterfly and double bow ribbon from Michael's
Purple twine from JoAnn's
Colored with Copics

Two fabulous prizes up for grabs, $12 gift voucher from Di's Digi Stamps


and dies from Marianne Design.  

mariannedesign.nl

You have to be in it to win it, so come on join the fun.

The design team has come up with some great inspiration for you, go check it out

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



BSS MONDAY IDEA - Pop Up Box Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Card in a Box

If you troll the internet and others blogs often, you probably have seen these adorable
Card in a box designs.  What fun they are to make, and the best thing is, they fold flat for mailing.

Here  is a link to the directions for this card on Split Coast Stampers.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/popupboxcard/

The first set of directions make a card that needs a 6x9 envelope to mail, but just
below those instructions are the measurements for a standard A2 card.
This is a great link because it has step by step pictures AND a video.

Here is my card.


This is the front of the card.



Front turned slightly.


The back of the card.  Room to write a message and sign.

Card folded closed (hard to photograph, but it does fold
flat.


Looking down into the card, so you can see how the decorations you
add to the box look.

Card Recipe

Stamps - A gift for you - Penny Black (hedge hog) (1447H)
Sentiment on the back - Stampendous (47598)
Papers - It's a celebration by Carta Bella 6x6 inch pad
Base card is mint green pearlecent card stock
Dies - Candles on the sides - Elizabeth Craft Designs (732 Candles)
Punches - Party Hats and Cake - Paper Shapers, Cupcakes, EK Success 
Small butterflies are the cutouts from an EK Success border punch.
I used small strips of Acrylic to mount them on so they wiggle when you open the
card, giving the illusion of flight.
Balloons is an old stamp no longer available.
Flowers - Prima tiny flowers
Stickles, Star Dust, yellow, red, and green.

The box goes together quickly and decorating is so much fun.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Until later.




Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Butterfly

Hi friends.  Hope you're enjoying your Sunday. 

I made this card for today with some new bling I just received in the mail.

I have the Wonderful Wings Butterfly dies from Spellbinders, and just found
out this week from Linda Lucas (Lovely Linda) who designs for Spellbinders, who makes these
dies that a company called Want2Scrap sells rhinestones that exactly fit some of
the spellbinders dies, including the butterflies.  I ordered them one day this week and
they came in the mail today.  I also order some others in pearls and rhinestones on clearance for
.99 cents each.  I'm in love.


Stamp - Impression Obsession
Paper - DCWV
Die - Marianne Designs
Leaf Branch - Cottage Cutz
Butterfly - Spellbinders
Bling on Butterfly - Want 2 Scrap



Close up of the beautiful bling on the butterfly.

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



Saturday, April 26, 2014

First Communion Card

Hi friends, hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Damp and rainy day here today, but the sun is trying to peek out from the clouds.  Good day to spend in the craft room.


I made this card for a little friend who is making his First Communion tomorrow.  His Mom is one of my Godchildren.  Time flies!!


A simple card.
A 5x7"  light blue card base from Stampin' Up
Spellbinders Die (S5-189) in white card stock
Center section sponged on the edges with light blue dye ink
Beautiful Cross die is Tattered Lace (D118)
I cut it from some thick silver mirror card stock.
All of the cutouts in the cross didn't cut on the first pass
through, but I liked it so much, I didn't run it through again
and used it intact.  It is very intricate when you
do cut all the small cuts in the cross.

That's it for me today.  Have a great Saturday.  Thanks for stopping by today.
Until later..........


Monday, April 21, 2014

HMFMC #168 - POP IT UP

Time for a new House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, it's #168, and our talented teammate, Lori has chosen the theme

Pop It Up
You must have at least 1 element on your project that is popped up.


I fussy cut and "popped up" (pun intended) the popcorn in the pot and
the ones flying through the air.


The front of the easel card.

The inside of the card.

Stamps - House Mouse Designs, Stampabilities
Red and yellow card stock and popcorn designer paper is DCWV
Bakers twine and button.
Star Dust stickles
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Spellbinders dies
cloth rick rack
Colored with Copics

Proudly Sponsored by;




 CHALLENGE Prize is a $12 Gift Voucher to Di's shop. 
Di's BIO:  {I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with like-minded people.  I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself. This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue! }



also very Proudly sponsored by;

Marianne Design

Marianne Design

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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.



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The design team has come up with some great inspirations as always for you, so
go check it out on our blog.

You have until Saturday, May 3rd at midnight to enter a card for one of the two fabulous prizes on offer.

Hope you make time to join us for this POP IT UP challenge.

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



BSS Monday Idea - CUT IT UP

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Hope everyone had a nice Easter.  Was sure nice to see the warmer temps and sun for a change.

This weeks idea, CUT IT UP, is an idea I saw on the PaperTrey site last week.


A simple card, but elegant.  Simply stamp the image and color
on a piece of card stock that will be large enough for your stamp and
will work with your card size.
 Cut the image wherever you decide to.  
Use  foam tape or pop dots on the back of the two pieces. 
Cut a small piece of coordinating card stock to fill in the space between your
two pieces of your image.  Adhere the three pieces on your card front.

What I used

Stamp - Penny Black - Dailia Dance (4380K)
Designer paper - Graphic 45 Le Romantique Collection
Card is 5x7, mat is 43/4 x 6 3/4 inches
Sponged edges of image with Vintage Photo distress ink
Green dotted ribbon
Colored with Copic Markers.
Fran-Tage Chunky White enamel.

Try different cuts, like on the diagonal or up and down.
You could also stamp a sentiment in the opening.

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

Saturday, April 19, 2014

FLY AWAY

Hi friends, are you ready for Easter.  I am going to be cleaning and cooking today.  Having dinner at our house this year.  Looking forward to getting together with family tomorrow.  My Grandkids have been away on vacation all week, so will get to see them too.


Today's card is for the challenge at Penny Black and Friends Saturday Challenge, and the April challenge is to use a cat or dog on your card.  I love this stamp that was originally issued on wood in 1999.  I have a lot of these older stamps and they are my favorites.



What a sweet little guy and the puppy is so cute too.

Stamp - Fly Away 1368K
Sentiment Inkadinkado
Stars and star border by EK Success
Colored with Copics
Papers - Martha Stewart

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




Monday, April 14, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #167 Midweek Reminder

Just a quick reminder that it's midweek for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge# 167, hosted by Kelly.

The theme is Flowers and Flourishes


Adorable bunny in the basket, so cute.


Card Recipe

Stamp - House Mouse Design
Sentiment - Taylored Expressions
Dies - Fancy squares and circles Spellbinders
Tag - Magnolia Doohickey
Flowers-Cottage Cuts
Colored with Copics

Our wonderful SPONSORS for this challenge are

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We are very excited to announce that One very Lucky Player will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of these Premium Dye Ink Pads from Simon Says Stamp.
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  "A surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty worth $15.00. 
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We also want to PROUDLY welcome back our amazing SPONSOR...
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One Lucky winner will get a $25 Gift Certificate good for shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs store HERE.

Winners, please note that where ever it is applicable, the shipping fees, 
the handling fees and the tax fees are the winner's responsibility.

And another lucky player will get this sweet House-Mouse Designs stamp - 
generously brought to you by our talented Teamie and challenge Hostess, Kelly Smith...




and that means FOUR Chances for you to win!  
The Lucky  winners will also be offered a GUEST DESIGNER SPOT with our Mousey Team for the next two months, (May and June 2014).  So be sure to play along! :) 



COME JOIN THE FUN!!  
Enter as many times as you'd like, but your creations MUST be NEW projects. NO back linking to prior dates please. 
    Be sure to submit your entries by Midnight, EST, on Saturday  April 19th, 2014.




      BSS MONDAY IDEA - Mix it Up

      Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

      Do you ever agonize over which papers to add to your card to go with an image you have colored up.
      Well today we are going to mix it up.

      Pulling colors from the image (and there are lots of them on this one)
      I have used a stripe, Gingham, and dots for my Designer papers.


      A simple card for Easter.  

      The inside



      Card Recipe:

      Stamps, Northwoods Rubber Stamps (P9408)
      Sentiment inside - Taylored Expressions - Big Bold Easter (TEMS64)
      Stamped with Versafine (Onyx and embossed with clear EP
      Papers - Martha Stewart and Graphic 45
      Rick Rack die is EK Success
      Colored with Copic Markers
      Card is 5x7 with 1/4 inches cut from bottom of front
      Embossing folder is Darice.  Used text weight paper, ran entire inside folded
      insert throught the embossing folder
      Queen and Co. pearls
      Ranger Holographic embossing powder on eggs
      Using a finger spongs dauber, sponged eggs with
      Versafine clear ink, then embossed.
      Dotted border is adhered to inside bottom of card.

      Don't be afraid to use a mix of papers on your card for an interesting look.

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


      Monday, April 7, 2014

      House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - #167 - Flowers & Flourishes

      A new House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge begins today.

      The theme for challenge # 167 has been chosen by our talented
      teamie,  Kelly, and she has chosen Flowers and Flourishes.

      I made this little basket and added the super
      cute Happy Hoppers image to the front.


      Close up of image.


      Back of basket


      Sides of basket



      Put some Easter Grass and pretty eggs, filled 
      with goodies in the basket.


      Stamps - House Mouse Designs Happy Hoppers
      Sentiment Stamp, dollar bin Michael's
      Paper - Martha Stewart pink Gingham card stock
      Die - Spellbinders oval
      Sizzix flower die on front
      Border punches - Martha Stewart
      Eggs are a die from Lifestyle Crafts
      Stamped with Versafine Onyx ink and embossed with
      clear embossing powder
      Colored with Copic Markers
      Fussy cut out and adhered to oval die.

       Proudly Sponsored by;
      http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
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      We are very excited to announce that One very Lucky Player will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of these Premium Dye Ink Pads from Simon Says Stamp.
      http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront


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       One lucky player gets a $25 Gift Certificate.


      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... Flatback Pearls and Rhinestones, Charms, Ribbons, Laces, Twine, Flowers, Stickpins, Beads, and more. 


      And another lucky player will get this sweet House-Mouse Designs stamp - generously brought to you by our talented Teamie and challenge Hostess, Kelly Smith...

      THAT's FOUR Fabulous Prizes, and that means FOUR Chances for you to win!  
      The Lucky  winners will also be offered a GUEST DESIGNER SPOT with our Mousey Team for the next two months, (May and June 2014).  So be sure to play along! :) 


      The design team has come up with some wonderful cards and projects to inspire you to join
      us for this fun challenge.  Please hop over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog and check them out.

      This challenge starts today and runs through Saturday, April 19th at midnight EST.


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