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Monday, April 27, 2015

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #193-Dotty for Dots


A new challenge begins today at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  It's challenge  #193.

The theme chosen for this challenge by Diane, one of our new talented design team members, is

www.GlitterTextOnline.com

You can use Anything Goes for any of our challenges, as long as you use
a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper image by House Mouse Designs.




 These two crack me up!

Even Dotty Flowers

Stamp-HMD - Stampabilities Digging Up Dirt
Dotty Papers from Michael's Reflection Collection
Daffodil Flower Stamp - Heartfelt Creations
Colored with Copic Markers
Die for card base is Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Squares


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Check out the inspiration at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog provided 
by the talented gals on the design team and the challenge rules to play, then get creating! 
 We love to visit  to see what you come up with. 


BSS MONDAY IDEA - FOR THE DOGS

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's card features a cute card fold and a great set of stamps from Penny Black.

You can click on the pictures to see a larger version.




The design for this card can be found HERE

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

It's called a Side Spring Card.
I did change the original piece of card stock you start with to
51/2 inches by 10 inches to give you more decorating space on the
card, and it will still fit into a 5x7 inch envelope.

I wanted to use this cute set of pups for this card and 
thought the design fit with the dog theme.
(NOTE:  There are three dog stamps in the set, I only used two)

Stamps - Dogs and front sentiment - Penny Black (40391)
 Doggone Sweet Cling Set
Inside Sentiments -Inky Antics Delightful Dogs (10977MC)
Clear Set
Paper - White and Turquoise Card Stock, designer paper is
from the Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs series.
Oval Die is from the Spellbinder's Nestabilities Majestic Elements
Radiant Rectangles (S65-161)
Turquoise stitched ribbon piece
Popped up the ovals with the dogs with pop dots
Colored with Copics

I'm entering my card into the
Penny Black Saturday Challenge for April-Easter or Chocolate Brown

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



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lilacs and Butterflies

Hi friends.  I'm on a flower kick.  Digging out some of my flower stamps from a long time ago.  Beautiful stamps that have long been neglected.

This wonderful Lilac stamp is so pretty and the shading on the stamp makes coloring it up a dream.
The Butterfly and the Lilac are all one stamp.

Close up of stamp images


Close up of finished card


Stamps - Lilac and sentiment - Serendipity Stamps
Embossed background - Sue Wilson Creative Expressions
Oval Die - Spellbinders
Blue Satin Ribbon
Star Dust Stickles
Ran a blue dye ink pad over the embossed background pressing
lightly.  Sponged the sentiment with the same blue ink.

Can't wait for our Lilacs to bloom, they make the house smell fabulous!

I am entering this card into the challenge at

Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog #42 - Monograms/Verse Stamp from Serendipity Stamps


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




Monday, April 20, 2015

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #192 Midweek Reminder - April Showers

Back with a quick reminder that the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is at the mid-way point. 


 the very talented BETH is hosting this challenge.
Beth has chosen the theme of

www.GlitterTextOnline.com

You still have another week, until Saturday, April 25th at midnight to join in the fun with an entry.



Stamp - Rain Down on Me HMD Stampabilities
Grass die - Memory Box
Flower Die - Sizzix
Word Stamp dollar bin Michael's
Star Dust and purple Stickles
Butterflies from an EK Success border punch
Colored with Copics

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Beth's Candy Prize


************  What fab Prizes!  Be sure to enter for your chance to win!  ***********


The design team has come up with more beautiful inspiration for you, hop over to 
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and check them out.  Then join the fun for your chance to win a great prize.  Remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.

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



BSS MONDAY IDEA - A Birthday Card

Welcome back to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Wasn't it nice to see the sun several times this week, and the grass is greening up!!


This week's card is a fun birthday card.  Always looking for those right?





Card base is blue card stock cut at 10x7 inches, scored at 5 inches
on the long side to form a 5x7 card.
Blue gingham paper mat cut at 43/4" by 63/4 inches
Die - Spellbinders Cascading Dots (S4-456) with Orange
cardstock on the back.
Die that image is on - Spellbinder's Nestabilities Labels Four (S4-190)
Stamp - Petunia has a Party - Stampingbella (eb285)
Sentiment is included in the set
Orange and blue baker's twine
Colored with Copics
Sponged images with blue dye ink.

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




Saturday, April 18, 2015

FIRST COMMUNION

Hi friends.  Beautiful warm sunny day here today.  Finishing up some computer work, then headed out to the yard for a bit then out to eat.

I made this card for the First Communion of a little friend of ours. Can't wait to see her
in her beautiful dress, making her first communion.


 A beautiful digital image from Mo Manning


My finished card.


Digital Image by Mo Manning
White card stock base 5x7 inches
purple card stock mat
Spellbinders die cut frame.
Organza ribbon
Flowers are The Paper Studio
Star Dust and gold Stickles
Colored with Copics
Corner rounder

Entering my card in the
Mo's Digital Pencil 2 Challenge # 250-Anything Goes (optional Spring)

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



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Bouquet

Hi Friends, Did some Spring Cleaning today, washed windows, etc.  A nice warm day and the sun was shining, life is good.

I made this beautiful simple card with an image from a site that I found on Pinterest and they are FREE.

HERE is the site for this image and some others
http://www.euamobiscuit.com.br/pintar_bordar/flores19.html

Close up of colored image.


My card


Colored with Copics

Card will be mailed tomorrow to a friend going through
a medical problem. 

The name of another site is Super Coloring
.
Here is a link to the flowers, there are other categories.

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


Monday, April 13, 2015

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 192 - APRIL SHOWERS

A brand new challenges begins today at 

One of our newest design team members, the very talented BETH is hosting this challenge.

Beth has chosen the theme of
Glitter Text Generator

And we also always welcome entries of  "Anything Goes" in all our challenges.




Stamp - House Mouse Designs, Stampendous 
Circle dies - Grand Decorative Circles Spellbinders
Daisys - Sizzix
Colored with Copics

We are proudly Sponsored by;
http://www.stampendous.com/
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

  http://www.stampendous.com/ 
  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 our official Blog  

Also very proudly Sponsored by
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront   
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads 
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
 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!

Beth's Candy Prize


************  What fab Prizes!  Be sure to enter for your chance to win!  ***********

The design team has come up with some wonderful inspiration on the challenge blog.  Why not check them out and then join the fun and enter a card in the challenge.  We love to visit to see what you come up with.

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




BSS MONDAY IDEA - SPRING HAS SPRUNG (FINALLY)

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This weeks idea is to use a stamp in a different way.
I purchased this Penny Black stamp before the holidays , and it is called
"Ode to Christmas"  For some reason I didn't ever get to it and it
has been in a basket of stamps waiting for ink until now.

I was looking it over and decided to use my water based markers (I used Tombow and
color right on the stamp with them (you can't use Copics!)  I made
the berries look like Spring buds on the branch and colored the little
Chickadee in.  So instead of being a winter stamp, it can also be used all year
round.

Close up of stamped image


Card Front


Card Inside


Close up of Butterfly


Stamp - Penny Black- Ode to Christmas (4396J)
Inside sentiment - Amuse Artstamps (8-8535C)
Paper - Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection April
Dies - Spellbinders Grand Wonderful Wings Butterflies (LF-006)
and Fleur de Elegance Ovals (S4-475)
Cuttlebug dotted 5x7 inch embossing folder
Inside border is Martha Stewart punch
White Satin thin ribbon bow
Fran-tage Shabby pink Embossing enamel (Butterfly) Stampendous
Distress ink around bird image, sponged on while still
in the die, Spun Sugar
Popped up the image onto the larger oval and popped the larger oval up
on to the embossed mat.
Card is5x7 inches

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