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Monday, July 27, 2015

Midway Reminder HMFMC # 199 - A House Mouse and a Friend

A quick reminder for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 199.

We are at the mid-way point of this challenge.  The theme chosen by our
teammate, Lorraine, is A House Mouse and A Friend.  Of course, you
are always welcome to use the option of anything goes with any of our challenges.





Stamp - Stampendous - HMCV18 Reptile Walk
Card stok - Charcoal Gray and Lime Green
Memory Box grass die
Birds and flowers borders are K & Company borders.
Sentiments - Friends - Hero Arts - True Friends - Stamp Studio
Colored with Copics


Two Generous Sponsors

Stampendous!
http://www.stampendous.com/
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must be a USA Resident, it's Territories and, or, Canada)
  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 HERE.

2nd generous sponsor is  

PIZZAZZ  APLENTY

 http://www.pizzazzaplenty.blogspot.com/
  Winner will get a surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty (of Judy's choice(, 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.  
 Pizzazz Aplenty is generously offering a random prize package of goodies worth $15.00, (surprise package is of Judy's choice).  

Check out the wonderful inspiration on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog.  Then come join the fun and link a card or project to the challenge.  We love to visit and see what you come up with. 

You have until Saturday, August 1st, at midnight EST to join in.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Looks like a HOT week for most of the US!!
until later..............





BSS MONDAY IDEA - Peaceful Lake Scene

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.  

This week, the idea is to color up a scene

I found this stamp recently at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff by Sheena (Sheena Douglas).
 This beautiful Scene was created by using only the two stamps that came in the set,
 the mountains and the boats.  Depending on where you place the dies, the distance creates
the lake.


Inside


Base card is 5x7 inches cream card stock
Embossing folder - Chevron 5x7 by Darice
Stamp set- Sheena  Peaceful Lake - Crafters Companion (SD-SSPeaceEZ)
The set also includes two sentiment stamps.
Colored with Copic Markers
Sprayed with a high gloss finish to prevent fading, and to
add to the photo look.
Twine bow in three colors.
The inside sentiment is an old Hero Arts Set.

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




Thursday, July 23, 2015

RELAX

Hi friends.  We are off to a birthday celebration at the ball park today.  One of our life-long friends is having a birthday and his daughter is taking a group of friends to a baseball game this afternoon.
Thankfully, the humidity is lower today and the temps are down, so should be fun.

Here is the card I made for his birthday.

Front of the card


Card open



Close-up of chair die


Don't you just love this chair die.  It is by Sizzix and is a Bigz die.
You just place it on the fold of any size insert and cut. Decorate
the background and foreground of the insert.  So cute!
I used cloud paper from a summer stack, fence is Cheery Lyn Designs
Glasses are a sticker by Jolee'.  I hand cute the flip-flops.
Water is glitter paper run through a water design embossing folder.
Sand is a brown ribbed paper I had in my stash.  White embossing
powder on the edge of the water.

OK gotta run and get ready.

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

Hugs
Sue

Monday, July 20, 2015

HMFMC #199 - A House Mouse and a Friend

Today begins a brand new challenge at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  It's # 199 and is hosted by our sweet, talented teammate, Lorraine, affectionately known as LOLS!
 She has chosen the theme 

**A House Mouse and a Friend**

There are so many images of these adorable critters with friends, both other mice friends, and many other animals, that this challenge should be a fun one. 

 Please remember, you can always use the option of "Anything Goes"  for any of our challenges.

This challenge begins today and runs through Saturday, August 1st at Midnight EST.

Cover Your Nose!
HMD (HMOR1098) Odd Fellas




Pink card stock is cut with a Spellbinders die twice to make
a card. Another die from this set was used to cut and frame
The image and the inside tag..
Another Spellbinders die for leaf swirl.
Pink satin ribbon.
Ribbon flowers with pearl centers are from JoAnn's
Sentiment stamp is an oldie from a company no longer in business.
Colored with Copics


Our Generous Sponsors 

Stampendous!
http://www.stampendous.com/
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must be a USA Resident, it's Territories and, or, Canada)
  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 HERE.

2nd generous sponsor is  
PIZZAZZ  APLENTY
 http://www.pizzazzaplenty.blogspot.com/
  Winner will get a surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty (of Judy's choice, 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.  

 Pizzazz Aplenty is generously offering a random prize package of goodies worth $15.00, (surprise package is of Judy's choice).

Scoot on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog and see all the wonderful inspiration by the design team and guest designers for this challenge, then get busy and join the fun.  We love to visit and see what you come up with!!  

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




BSS MONDAY IDEA - Wedding Time


Wow, summer is going by so quickly.  With all the summer activities we love
to enjoy outdoors, the days seem to just slip away.

Do you have a wedding to go to soon? This week we are featuring a
great stamp by Stamping Bella, I think your going to love it!







                     Stamp set, including inside sentiment is
Stamping Bella - "I DO" (eb315).  Loving this
close-up series.
Card is 5x5, white pearl card stock.
White glitter paper Mat is 4 3/4x4 3/4
Kaiser White with white flowers card stock is cut
at 4 1/2 by 4 1/2
Image is matted on a piece of red card stock
A strip 1 1/2 inches wide of glittered card stock
is added across the last matted layer
White tulle ribbon is tied across the top of  the image.
Small heart stick on added to center of bow.
Inside, Sizzix Hearts Primitive #3 (love this die) (657021)
Martha Stewart border die and a strip of red card stock.
Sentiment is included with the image stamp.
Star Dust Stickles on her gown.
White liqid pearls on the buttons on her gown.
Colored with Copics.

A fun stamp for sure, and if you know the color theme of the wedding
you can change up the ribbon color on her gown to match!

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

Thursday, July 16, 2015

TOP SHELF


Hello friends. It's HOT here again after a couple of days of cooler weather.  Won't last long, but I am not a fan of HOT and Humid.  

I made this card for my son in law for his birthday.  Found this wonderful pattern on the AR Creations site.  She is closing up her business due to ill health sorry to say, and is remaining open for a short time.  ALL patterns are half off and she has some wonderful ones.  Go check it out you might find something to your liking.  The come in cut or SVG files.



This wine bottle pattern actually has a box between the two
sides, but I chose to make a card and put a pocket to add a
little gift of money.

Easy to follow patterns with color step-by-step directions.
The birthday sentiment is from a stamp company that
is now out of business, Paper Inspirations.
The Aged to Perfection stamp is Art Impressions SC0677
clear set all about wine.

That's all for me today.  Have a good day.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later........


Monday, July 13, 2015

HMFMC - #198 - A Sketch - Mid-way Reminder

Time for a quick reminder that it's midway for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
It's #198 and Lori has given us a fun sketch to follow.



Please remember, you can always use an anything goes theme.









Sponsors are 

HOUSE MOUSE DESIGNS


  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD


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.

Two great prizes, so come along and play with us this challenge.

We are looking forward to visiting you and seeing what you come up with.
For some great inspiration, please zip on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and check out the cards the design team came up with.

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



BSS MONDAY IDEA - Circle card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week's idea is a cute little circle card.





Stamp - Dovecraft, clear stamp Bohemian (DCSTP018)
This stamp comes with three sentiments also.
Paper p Watercolor Paper for image, Designer Paper
is Core'dinations , Yellow Sripe (GX-2300-15)
Ribbon from my stash
Enamel Dots - Teresa Collins - Summer Stories (SUM117)
Colored with Prisma Color Pencils
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Dies - Spellbinders - Pierced Circles (SCD-009)
Scallop Circles - Lifestyle Nesting Eyelet Circles (DC0153)

To make the card, you just cut two circles, Decorate the front of one
circle.  I threaded the ribbon through the holes
 in the die and tied a bow at the top.

Wth the second circle, place a ruler across the top
about 3/4 to 1 inch down from the top.  Score a line across.
Fold on score line, making a good crease.
Add adhesive to the portion above the crease and
line up beneah the front of the card and adhere.

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



Sunday, July 12, 2015

Graduation Party

Hi blogging friends.  Heading out to a Graduation Party today for a neices oldest daughter.

Beauiful, smart, and athletic gal, and so proud to help her celebrate this milestone.

I found this card on pinterest, but no directions, so I just winged it until I got what I liked.
Don't you just love those school colors!







Die cuts on inside are Impression Obsession
I don't know why the grads look pink in the picture,
I used the same white pearl paper that the
card is made from.
Sentiment stamp is from Wordsworth.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day, Until later........


Monday, July 6, 2015

HMFMC #198 - A sketch


Time for a brand new challenge at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  It's #198 and the theme was chosen by our talented teammate, Lori and she chose a sketch.


This challenge begins today, and runs through Saturday, July 18th at midnight EST.

And, don't forget, you can always use the option of anything goes for all our 
challenges.




Stamps - House Mouse Design - Chocolate Delight (HMJR 1069)
 Stampabilities, and the chocolates at the bottom
of the page were stamped from
Chocolate Decadence (HMKR1025)
Lime Green card stock is embossed with Bows
embossing folder from Sue Wilson, Creative Expressions
Oval Dies are Quick Kutz Nesting Doily Ovals
Colored with Copics


Close Up of image

Sponsors are 

HOUSE MOUSE DESIGNS


  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD



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.

Two great prizes, so come along and play with us this challenge.

We are looking forward to visiting you and seeing what you come up with.
For some great inspiration, please zip on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and check out the cards the design team came up with.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day. Until later...............