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Monday, November 24, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #183 - Add A Little Sparkle Midweek Reminder

Just a little nudge for the midway reminder.
 Still plenty of time to join in the fun with our current theme of "'Add a Little Sparkle"' 

So create something with a little bit of Sparkle, Shine or Bling and enter it into our Mousey challenge. Remember that all our challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So come PLAY ALONG using your House-Mouse and Friends, Happy Hoppers and, Gruffies stamps, CD images and/or decoupage by HMD.
 Visit the original Home of House-Mouse

Sweet image





Finished card'
click photo to see sparkle

Stamp - House Mouse Designs - Decorating Bear
Stampendous Cling
paper - Cardbase - Glitter  teal blue 6x6 card 
Designer paper Wild Rose Studio Frosted lace 6x6 pad
Ivy Die - Cheery Lyn Designs
Ornaments dies - Spellbinders
Decorative oval die - Also Spellbinders
Pink Glitter paper
Ticket was a free digi
Scalloped border - Stampin' Up
Wow Embossing Powder Clear Sparkle

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Prize - Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice from our online store Welcome to our 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!!!
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FAB PRIZES eh? Be sure to play for your chance to WIN!!

Now it's YOUR turn to PLAY, here are the RULES;
    Create a NEW project following the current theme, or option of "Anything Goes". Your project must feature images from House-Mouse Designs®; House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and, or Gruffies Stamps, CD collections or Decoupage Sheets.
    •   Enter into this Challenge using the inlinkz tool found at the end of this post.
    •   Reference Challenge CODE HMFMC183, and LINK your work back here.   
    • For prize eligibility, you MUST BECOME A *FOLLOWER* of HMFMC.
    Submit your entries by Midnight EST, Saturday, November 29th, 2014, and enter as often as you'd like, but with NEW creations. No back-linking please.

    Thank you for stopping by today. We hope you'll play along 'cuz we cant wait to see your fabulous "SPARKLY" Entries! :) So go create and



    CLICK HERE to go directly to the Challenge post.









    BSS MONDAY IDEA - TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLORS

    Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

    This week, we are using traditional Christmas colors for a beautiful holiday card.

    Have you noticed how popular deer images are this year?
    They are such beautiful animals and this Penny Black image is
    no exception.



    My finished card


    What I used

    Stamp - Penny Black - Enchanted Forest - (4395K)
    Bright Red, and White card stock, Green and white glittered
    docraft paper.
    Spellbinder's Grand Rectangles dies (LF-132)
    or you can cut your own mats, measurements below
    Bow die - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Bow-Tied (659426)
    Striped Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug
    WOW Clear Sparkle Embossing Powder
    Color with Copics

    How it was made

    Started with a 5x6 Bright red tent folded card
    From the bottom up, mats are:
    white 41/2 x 5 3/4
    Green Glitter - 4 x 5
    White - 3 1/2 x 4 1/2
    Red flag embossed piece is 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 with 
    the "V" cut out on the bottom
    Image was trimmed on the sides
     to fit the flag piece.
    Image was stamped and colored with Copics
    Clear Versamark ink was pounced all over the image
    Wow embossing power sprinkled over it
    and heated.
    The bow can be flattened for mailing.

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



    Monday, November 17, 2014

    House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #183 Add a Little Sparkle

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

    Our talented teammate, Lorraine, has chosen the theme
     "Add a Little Sparkle"

    Remember, you can ALWAYS use the alternative theme of Anything Goes for
    any challenge.

    Generous sponsors for this chall are


    http://www.qkrstampede.com
    QKR Stampede - http://www.qkrstampede.com - home of the Perfect Shim!
    Prize - Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice from our online store

    Welcome to our 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

    AND 
    Marianne Design

    Marianne Design

    Marianne Design prize will always be a surprise.

    mariannedesign.nl

    Marianne Design develops high quality craft products with much care, all to enable you to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other craft projects.

    click to enlarge to see the sparkle





    Stamp is House Mouse Designs Deck the Halls - HMCR07 Stampendous Cling
    Aqua and purple card stock.
    Snowflake die - Penny Black
    Pine Needle die - Memory Box
    Deck the Hall die -
    Circle dies - Spellbinders
    Colored with Copics
    Rhinestone Snowflakes over other snowflakes, Michael's
    Purple, green and Star Dust Stickles

    This challenge will run from today, through Saturday, November 29th, midnight EDST.

    Lots of beautiful inspiration on the House Mouse and Friends Monday blog from
    our super talented design team and guests.  Please check out their wonderful work, then come and join us for this fun challenge.  Who doesn't love a little sparkle, especially with the holidays approaching.

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






    BSS MONDAY IDEA - LET IT SNOW CARD

    Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

    It looks like we are going to have some snow, so this card seems really appropriate today!
    Click to enlarge the photos, only way you can see the sparkle.

    The finished card.


    Close up of large snowflake



    Inside Insert front


    Inside insert sentiment.


    What I used.

    Aqua Card stock for a 5x7 inch card base
    A 43/4x63/4 inch mat
    And the  half snowflakes on the front of
    the card and the snowflake border on the front of the inside insert.

    White Pearl card stock panel 41/2 inch by 61/2 inch
    Also used the white pearl card stock to cut the Let it snow 
    sentiment and the large snowflake

    text weight white copy paper for insert.

    Dies Penny Black - Let it Snow - 51-082 Snow Wishes
    Small snowflakes on front of card - Snowflake Trio -51-015
    Memory Box  - Large snowflake on front - Bianca Snowflake 98193
    Frostyville Border - 98146

    Sentiment Stamp - 17690 docrafts
    Wow - Embossing Powder - Clear Sparkle
    Aqua Organza Ribbon
    Queen - Rhinestones

    How I did it.

    Center the large snowflake die at the top of the white pearl panel
    and the Let it Snow die below it, leaving enough room for the bow
    at the bottom, and cut out.

    Using Foam tape, I popped up the white panel onto the aqua mat.
    I added the embossing glitter to the large snowflake and, the two small
    snowflakes which I had cut in half and only used half,.

    Using a liquid glue, I adhered the large snowflake and the sentiment
    in the recessed cutout on the pearl panel.

    Glue the small snowflakes in aqua along the sides as show.

    Make a double bow, Run one end of the ties to the back of the panel
    and tape.  Cut the other ties to  good length for your card.

    Using foam tape, pop up the aqua panel with the pearl panel attached
    to the front of the 5x7 inch card base.

    Insert is 43/4x63/4 inches. Adhere the border in two pieces along the
    edge of the front of the insert, and stamp your sentiment on the inside.

    This card would be pretty in any color for the holidays.

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




    Saturday, November 15, 2014

    HOUSE MOUSE BLOG HOP POST

    If you;re looking for the HOUSE MOUSE BLOG HOP POST click  HERE

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    SLEDDING SQUIRREL

    Hi Friends, hope everyone is staying warm.  The Polar Vortex swept into our area overnight and

    temperatures were 30 degrees cooler today than yesterday.  Weather is crazy, yesterday we raked our yard in our shirt sleeves!

    I have made a second card with my bargain stamps from AC Moore
     that I got a couple of weeks ago..

    Love this little squirrel, must have gotten a new sled for Christmas, don't you think?



    Stamp - Inkadinkado
    Dies - Squares - Spellbinders
    Holly - Sizzix
    Snowflake border - Martha Stewart
    Blue 51/2 x 6 cardstock base
    Designer paper is  Christmas scrap from prior years
    Baker's Twine
    Red and Green Stickles on the Holly.

    That's it for me today.  Have a great day.  Until later.......


    Monday, November 10, 2014

    House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #182 and Blog Hop Reminder

    Just a reminder that we are still hopping over at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


    It's Challenge #182 - Brrr....it's Cold Outside
    AND
    our Blog Hop continues until Saturday November 15th at
    midnight EDST.



    House Mouse Designs Stamp - Artic Freeze - Stampabilities


     All of the details for the blog hop and challenge are on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog.  Lots of hidden prizes on offer!  Hope you can join us for the fun!

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




    BSS MONDAY IDEA - DEAR SANTA

    Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

    Today's card is one for the kids.

    This wonderful Santa image makes a great card for kids (and adults alike)





    Stamp - Art Gone Wild, cling stamp Santa Face AGC2-2470
    Gold glitter paper mat
    Green Glitter Paper 41/4 x 5 1/2 inch base card
    Stamped with Versamark onyx ink and embossed
    with clear embossing powder.
    Colored with Copic Markers
    I stamped the hat brim and nose twice, cut
    out one set and popped them up.  Polar white
    Flower Soft on Brim of hat.
    Star Dust Stickles highlights the beard
    and eyebrows.

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




    Friday, November 7, 2014

    BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE

    Hi friends, well the title of this post says it all.  It is cold outside here.  We had a few pellets of snow today, melted when it hit the ground.

    I made this card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge,and this month's challenge theme
    is "All Wrapped Up".  Well this little bunny sure is keeping warm while sledding through the
    snow.  It's vintage Penny Black, my favorites.




    My finished card


    Stamp - Penny Black, Snow Bunny Sleigh Ride (1996)(910H)
    Oval die cut, Spellbinders
    Poinsettia and fir tree branch Sizzix 
    Hat and Mittens, Stickers I have had forever
    Star Dust Stickles
    Colored with Copics

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


    Monday, November 3, 2014

    HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #182 AND BLOG HOP - Brrr, It's Cold Outside

    EEEEEK, GOOD NEWS.........




    A new challenge AND Blog Hop starts today at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    It's Challenge #182 and the theme has been chosen by our
     talented teammate, Lori and she has chosen:

    "Brr - It's Cold Outside"





    Stamp - Along for the ride - Stampabilities HMJR1038
    Sentiment Stamps - Hero Arts and Michael's dollar bin
    Papers - Graphic 45
    Dies-Spellbinders Die S4-409 (I used the cut out, not
    the die cut) and popped it up over my colored image.
    Spellbinder's label die for sentiment
    Snowflake dies are Penny Black
    Punched Nordic snowflake border - Martha Stewart
    Fran-tage Chunky white embossing enamel 
    Star Dust Stickles
    Rhinestones - Queen and Company
    White card stock 6x6 inch base card
    Colored with Copics


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    The prize for ONE lucky winner is TWO Individual Digi images
    (NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS)
    of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS

    Plus, several of the Design Team are featuring candy on their own blogs for those
    participating in the BLOG HOP

    Here is my blog candy for the blog hop


    Includes House Mouse Cling Stamp -Birdie Kiss HMCR18
    Stampendous
    Darice 5x7 embossing folder Argyle
    Queen Sunflower rhinestones
    5 yards of decorator ribbon

    I will chose a winner of this candy at the end of the Blog Hop.
    from my followers who participated in the blog hop and challenge.  If you do not currently follow my blog,
    please add your name to my followers to be elegible for this prize.

    The Blog Hop Starts today, and runs through November 15th at Midnight EDST.
    This is such a fun theme, and we would LOVE to have you join us.  We enjoy
    visiting your blogs to see what you come up with for our challenges, and we are never disappointed.  Lots of beautiful inspiration by our Design Team and Guests.

    All the rules for the blog hop are on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge site
    Blog Hop list of participating design team members are listed below.

                                Sue Drees (you are here)


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





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    BSS MONDAY IDEA - BEAUTIFUL SCENE CHRISTMAS CARD

    Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

    This week, a beautiful holiday card with a lovely scene.

    Do you love a card, especially a holiday card, with a snowy scene on it.  But,
    you don't want to have to build that scene with a number of different stamps?
    Well have I got the stamp for you............




    The finished card.


    What I used:

    Stamp - Penny Black-Snowy Hamlet (40-351)
    Paper - Bazzill, Ruby Slipper and white card stock
    Dies -The fancy die under the stamped circle- Creative
    Expressions, Sue Wilson, Italian Collection - Calabria (CED1506)
    Greenery - Sizzix Alterations Holiday Greens (658759)
    Filigree Corners - La La Land - (8008)
    Spellbinders Grand Circle Die
    Rhinestons - Queen and Company
    Sharpie white paint pen (water based) to add
    snow to the sky and trees
    Wow sparkly white embossing powder
    Stickles Star Dust on greenery
    Stickles red dots on Holly leaves
    Red and White ribbon bow
    Colored with Copic Markers

    I love this gorgeous scene on the beautiful die.
    It is a large die,  Finished card is 6x6 inches.

    Hope you like this scene as much as I do.

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