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Monday, January 26, 2015

HMFMC# 186 Midweek Reminder - Make it Masculine

Challenge # 186 continues on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog.  Pauline, our talented teammate has chosen the theme of "MAKE IT MASCULINE".



Stamp - Wagon Ride (HMVR1006) Stampabilities
Paper - Bazzill Basics
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Colored with Copics
Ribbon - Michaels

Special Candy prize from our challenge host Pauline




We are proudly sponsored by
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Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must be a USA Resident, it's Territories and, or, Canada)
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For more inspiration and challenges, check out their official Blog HERE.


We would love to have you join the fun and  share a card/project with us on the
your blog and see what you come up with.



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


BSS MONDAY IDEA - VALENTINE EASEL SHAKER CARD

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week's idea is a Valentine Easel Shaker Card.

Close up of sweet stamped image


Card folded for mailing


Card opened


What I used

Stamps - Whipper Snapper Designs - (MY782) Tropical
Love
Sentiment - Penny Black-From the heart (30-207)
Paper - Pebbles
Stencil - Memory Box (88506) Texture Rings and Puddles
Border punch - EK Success
Heart die - Sizzix (657021) Hearts Primitive #3
Spellbinders die - (S4-346) Labels Twenty-Two

How it;s done

Card base is 41/8 x 51/2 inches
folded tent style

open card and fold the front in (valley fold)
to create easel.

Line the inside with coordinating designer paper

Cut 3/4 inch from bottom of the front of the card
and adhere border, so that the inside designer paper
peeks out at the bottom of the card when closed.

Die cut your colored stamped design. Die cut a piece of acetate.
 Die cut a frame with the same die, using the one you cut the stamped image
with and the next smaller one in the set. Adhere the acetate die cut to the frame
 Adhere foam tape around the frame making sure not to leave any edge not taped.
Place small amount of small micro beads or glitter on the stamped image
and adhere the frame over it to create the shaker.

Adhere the Shaker to the bottom portion of the card only.
Adhere the sentiment inside using pop dots, so that the
easel will stand alone.  Decorate the front with small hearts
and rhinestones.


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

 

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Gift

Hi friends, another cold front and it is chilly.  Rick took Keeya for a walk today, said sidewalks were a mess and had to walk in the street most of the time
.  

Today's card is another adorable stamp that I bought for Christmas cards and never got to it.  

Adorable image is Wild Rose Studio


Finished card



Love this gold web ribbon, made it to use a bow.


Sue Wilson Poinsettia die.


Stamp-Wild Rose Studio
Paper - Peach and teal card stock, designer paper
Anna Griffin Christmas stack
Glittered the poinsettia with white glitter embossing powder
Gold and White Pearls
Spellbinder's die cut
Cherry Lynn Designs Holly die
Colored with Copic Markers
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Stardust Stickles

Going to pop this one into the
ABC Christmas Challenge-"B" Bows, Banners, Brads

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


Monday, January 19, 2015

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE # 186 Make it Masculine

It's a new challenge today for the
 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

It's Challenge #186 and will run starting today through January 31st at midnight EDST.

Our talented Teammate, Pauline has chosen the Theme,
 "Make it Masculine".
We always allow an anything goes theme for all our challenges.

We also proudly welcome three new Design Team Members, Beth, Diane, and Snoopy.

Close up view.


What's more masculine than game day!!!


Stamp:  House Mouse Designs-Monday Night Football (1998) Stampa Rosa
Papers - Reflections from Michael's
Star die - Spellbinders
Star border punch EK Success
Colored with Copics
Game Day Stamp - Karen Foster Clear Set
Clear embossed the TV Screen
6x6 inch Brown card stock base easel card

Special Candy prize from our challenge host Pauline




We are proudly sponsored by
We are very proud and super happy to welcome back the wonderful, the One and ONLY, the Official Mousey Family...
  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD.

Stampendous!
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must be a USA Resident, it's Territories and, or, Canada)
 STAMPENDOUS! 
  STAMPENDOUS! is the next company manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design StampsHouse-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com 



For more inspiration and challenges, check out their official Blog HERE.


We would love to have you join the fun and  share a card/project with us on the
your blog and see what you come up with.

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





BSS MONDAY IDEA - Sparkle Heart

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week's idea is to use a double sided Adhesive sheet to glitter the
background on an open heart die.

Click on the pictures to see an enlarged version to see detail.


The finished card


Close up of glittered heart




White textured card stock base is 6 x 5 inches tent folded.

Die cut the heart in the center of a 6 x 41/4 inch piece of white card stock
(Spellbinders -Vines of passion die 9S2-4022)
Cut the border out at the bottom of this same piece.
(Spellbinder's - A2 Scalloped Borders 2 (S5-214)
On a separate piece of pink card stock, 6x1 1/4 inch die cut
the border again.  Adhere the pink border to the white heart piece,
so the borders match.
Adhere a piece of designer paper 6x1 1/2 inches to the bottom of the
card base.
Adhere a 3 1/2 x 6 inch piece from of adhesive sheet to the card base.
Be sure to burnish it with your bone folder so the top protective layer will
come off easily.
Remove the top protective layer and adhere the piece with heart and
borders, being sure to press down on the heart so it is stuck too.
Now sprinkle a generous amount of glitter and rub around with your
fingers before tapping the excess off.
Front Sentiment (My Favorite Things - Home Spun Hearts clear set
Inside Sentiment - Penny Black-From the Heart clear set (30-207)
Inside border - Martha Stewart

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



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Do You See What I See

Hello friends.  Another cold front is passing through, and I am nursing a slight sore throat and cough.

I decided as I was putting away my Christmas papers and stamps and dies, that I would not put away the ones I hadn't used yet.  The one I am showing you today, I bought last year and didn't even ink it up this year....until today!

A CAS card for me today.  Really unusual for me, but
wanted to try my hand at coloring with distress inks.



I stamped on water color paper, colored with distress inks
and a water pen.  Added the sentiment which is a
Memory Box die, and added the bow.
There are ten birds and animals in this little
scene.  Stickles on the star and snow on the ground.

Going to enter this card into the challenge at
ABC Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes with the option of Antlers

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


Monday, January 12, 2015

HMFMC #185 Midway Reminder

Hi friends, just a quick reminder that the challenge over at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is at the midway point.  You still have plenty of time to join the fun.  This challenge runs through Saturday, January 17th at midnight EDST.

The theme, chosen by Natascha, is Anything Goes, with an optional sketch, which

Stamped image is HMLR 1029
Stampabilities
Gorgeous Guinea


Front of card


Opened Card


We hope you have time to join us for this fun challenge.
We love visiting you to see what you come up with!
Two great prizes on offer for this challenge, Gotta be in it to win!!

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









BSS MONDAY IDEA - ACETATE PANEL CARD

 Welcome back to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Each week we feature a card or project with instructions and what products were used.

This week, a card with  an acetate panel.

Close up of the sweet Penny Black kitty stamp used.


The finished card


The inside


What I used

Stamps - Penny Black -Daisy Love (40-065)
Sentiment  - PB-Special Wishes (30-229 Clear Stamp set
Paper - Yellow, white, green card stock, green gingham paper
Daisies are a small punch with dots from a
hand held punch in yellow
A piece of Acetate 51/2 inches by 6 inches tent folded
Word Die  is Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two (S5-030)
Corner die on front - Spellbinders Lace Doily Accents (S5-062)

How I did it

From the yellow card stock, I made a card base measuring 51/2 by 12 inches,
folded tent style to create a 51/2 by 6 inch card
Cut a piece of Acetate, or you can use any clear packaging material the same size as
the front of your card.

Decide the layout of your card . 
I cut a piece out of the front of my card about 1 3/4 inches wide.
I then lined up the piece of acetate with the inside of the piece I left at the
top of the card and adhered it in place.

Then, I adhered the bottom piece that was left after I cut out the 1 3/4 inch piece
over the acetate.  I just used a clear tape runner, because I covered the inside
with the gingham paper.

Punched the daisies, glued the circles in the middle.  Across the top, I popped up
five daisies on the top flap that I left on the card.
On the inside, after adhering the gingham paper to all the inside, except the acetate
strip, I centered five more daisies across the gingham so they show through .

Popped up the image on the bottom of the front, added the corners, and adhered
the sentiment label to the inside.

Thanks for stopping by today for a peek.  Have a great  day.  Untill later.....


Friday, January 9, 2015

HELLO LOVE

Hi friends, still cold here and we had about 8 inches of snow today.  No school again today.

I hadn't been over to Mo Mannings Digital Pencil Two for awhile, since I have so many of her
digi's.  I had a stroll through the new stuff and fell in love with this one, called I Heart You (REdux)

Sweet, right?
click to enlarge to see sparkle on her tutu

The closed card


The opened card


Another view of the opened card



Red, and white card stock
Designer paper is DCWV old Valentines Stack
Flowers are pulled from a silk bunch
Doily
Die Corners - La La Land
Sentiments - Penny Black clear set
Pearls
Red Stickles for inside flowers
Border on inside sentiment is K & Company

I am entering this card in the challenge at Digital Pencil 2 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge - Love is in the Air

Oh and did I mention that until the 11th Mo has a sale going on for 20% off your order.
I bought several other sweet images, so you will be seeing them soon.

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




Thursday, January 8, 2015

I LOVE ICE SKATES

Hi friends, hope you are keeping warm.  It is so cold here, we ran out for a while today, and the

wind on your face was terrible.  No school today either, didn't want little ones walking with such
cold temps.  Snow for tomorrow, winter has arrived!

I saw this die before Christmas, but didn't order it until just a week ago.  I AM IN LOVE!
I love anything to do with ice skates, and have a small die I just love, but when I saw this Sizzix big die, I knew I just had to have it.  

What fun it was to put together, and I made a card out of mine by just folding the card stock and
laying the fold just on the inside of the left side of the die.

This is the card front


This is the card opened.


The die is Sizzix Ice Skate by Brenda Walton (658741)
I used
White glitter paper for the skate
Blue Swiss dot Bazzill card stock
Silver Glitter paper
The swirl die is included with the skate die
white eyelets
Red and White baker's twine
red pom poms
Inside die sentiment is also Sizzix, Alterations by Tim Holtz
Snowflakes are Penny Black
The inside paper is old and is text weight white with blue 
running through it, 

ok that's all for me, going to bed so we can get out and shovel tomorrow.
Glad we are retired and don't have to go anywhere in the am.

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


Monday, January 5, 2015

HMFMC #185 - First Challenge of 2015 - A Sketch

HAPPY NEW YEAR

A new year begins for us here at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Natascha has chosen the theme for our first challenge of 2015 and it's a
beautiful sketch.



We continue to allow an "Anything Goes" theme for all of our challenges.

     
This New Challenge is proudly Sponsored by;
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  "A surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty worth $15.00.

 Pizzazz Aplenty is the place for embellishments of all kinds... Flat-back Pearls and Rhinestones, Charms, Ribbons, Laces, Twine, Flowers, Stickpins, Beads, and more. 




TEAM CANDY
Since this is our very Very First Challenge of 2015, our Mousey Team is kicking it off on a high note by giving away this Yummy CANDY to one very Lucky Player who enter the challenge. This fabulous CANDY includes three brand new adorable House-Mouse Designs Wooden Rubber Stamps by Stampabilities!!
1- Candy Gram
2- Want....Candy... Now!!!
3- Candy Cane

These could be yours! So be sure to play for your chance to win! :)




GUEST DESIGNERS 
We must say farewell to our lovely Guest Designers who contributed gorgeous work during November and December, Jean Chaney and Snoopy.  Please also help us give a warm welcome to our two NEW Guest Designers joining us in January and February of 2015; Crafty Natalie and Kate T.  






 Stamps - House Mouse Designs - Kiss and Make Up - HMUR1110 Stampabilities
Sentiment - Inky Antics
Flowered Paper - DCWV  Dots - Reflections from Michaels
 CircleDies - Spellbinders
Die cut flower - Cottage Cutz
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Sparkly dots, Hobby Lobby
Border punch - EK Success


The design team and our guests for the next two months have created some
fantastic inspiration for you on the challenge blog.  This is also where you can get
all the information and rules for he challenges.


This challenge runs from today, January 5th, through January 17 th, 2015, midnight EDST.

We would love it, if you joined the fun and created a card or project for this challenge.
We love checking in with you to see what you came up with.