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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SNOW GLOBE

Hi friends, got in the mood to make a Christmas card today.  Used an old (but wonderful) stamp from PSX.  Now if you haven't been stamping for very long, you won't even know who they were. And another old stamp, the snow globe, which is from another defunct stamp company, Mostly Animals.





Paper is Anna Grifin
Snowflakes a punch by Martha Stewart
White card stock 6x6 inch card base
Lace gold ribbon.
Gold Embossing powder
WOW White sparkly embossing powder

I'd like to enter this card at 

Winter Wonderland - Traditional Christmas 

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




Monday, September 28, 2015

HMFMC # 204 - FALL/HALLOWEEN

A brand new challenge begins today. Challenge #204 
and the hostess is  Sue Kment, our talented teamie.  

Sue has chosen her challenge theme to be

 Fall / Halloween

Remember, you always have the option of using an Anything Goes theme
for all of our challenges.





Stamps - House Mouse Designs - Costume Contest-Stampabilities
Sentiment - Studio G stamp dollar bin Michaels
Papers - Pebbles
Ribbon and twine from my stash
Leaves - small bunch from JoAnn's
Pumpkin Die - Sizzix
Stickles
Colored with Copics

Our Generous Sponsors are:


http://www.disdigistamps.com/
Winner will receive a $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps 


 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 choiuce(, 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).  

We would love to have you join us for our Fall/Halloween challenge.  Check out
the inspiration that the design team came up with to inspire you on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog

We love visiting you and checking out what you come up with for each challenge.
Challenge #204 runs through Saturday, October 10th.

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






BSS MONDAY IDEA - PUMPKIN CARD

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamp and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's idea is this sweet little pumpkin card for FALL/Halloween.



What I used

Stamp - Cling Pumpkin Mouse - House Mouse Designs-Stampendous
Paper- Orange, White, Brown, and Green card stock.
Two 3 3/4 Circle Die or punch
 (I used Spellbinders (SCD-009) Celebrations Pierced Circles
but you can use any size depending on the size card you want to make.
One 3 3/4 Oval die or punch
 (I used Spellbinders (SCD-007) Celebratins Pieced Ovals
One 2 3/4 inch Oval (Darice)
Leaf Die is Impression Obsession (DIE030-S)
Stem is hand drawn and cut.
Colored with Copics

The card will fit into a 5x7 inch envelope.
Be aware of how long  you make the stem, too long
and it won't fit the envelope.

How to put it together.

Cut two circles,  Sponge the edges of the circles with a slightly darker ink,
 I used Rusty Nail distress ink.  Do the same to the larger Oval.
Overlap the circles and attach them
on the overlap so they resemble the shape of
a pumpkin.
Color an image on the small white oval and attach
to the larger oval. Attach the oval to the center of
the two circles. I popped the oval up with foam tape.
Make a simple stem from brown paper and adhere it
between the oval and the circles.  Cut a leaf out and
pop it up by the stem.
To make the curly pieces, cut thin strips of the brown
paper and spritz with water and wind around a pencil.
Hold for a minute.  Let them dry for a few minutes
before pulling them out a little to form the cork screw effect
and attach to the leaf and behind the stem.
You can attach it to a card, or if you want to make
a card out of it like I did, just trace the outline of the
pumpkin you just made onto the paper you used for
the pumpkin, and cut it out. With your paper cutter,
make a straight edge across the top, just taking
the roundness out.  Score a line 1/2 inch across the
top of this piece.  Crease the score line.  Adhere tape
in the 1/2" area of the scored part and adhere
to your card, making sure you line it up with the
front  of the card.

Super cute card.  Hope you get a chance to make one.

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


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

TEA TIME

Hi friends. I bought three stamps online awhile back and they have been sitting on my stamp table collecting dust.  Do you ever do that, buy stamps then don't get them inked up for ages?

Loved the tea cups in thus one. Have a friends that collects elegant china cups and saucers.  They are lovely.  Here is my card............





close up of image


Stamp - Crafty Individuals
Flowers - Penny Black
Paper - White card base 6x6
Embossing folder - free with a Magazine from the UK
Pink Mat card stock
Rows of Pearls
Bird is popped up with foam dots
Colored with Copics

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

LOVE AND ROSES

Hi friends. hope all is well with everyone.  We are ENJOYING a nice cooler day today.  Fall has arrived and I could not be happier.  We have two large Horse Chestnut trees in our front yard, and the little squirrels are burying them all over the place.  Next Spring when I go to plant flowers or weed the flower beds, I will find hundreds of tiny little chestnut tree sprouts!!!

I made this card for the "Try a New Technique" at Split Coast Stampers.  The challenge this week is
to use flowers on your card.

My Card

Close up of stamped flowers


Stamps - Roses - Endless-Designs (no longer in business
Sentiment - Stampland
Paper - Red Foil Paper - American Crafts
Gold embossing powder
White Chunky Fran-tage
Oval die - Spellbinders Grand Die
White Pearl Trim
Colored with Copics

This beautiful stamp has not seen the light of day in years, nor ink.
What a shame that we keep buying more and neglect what we have.
I have to start using the drawers and drawers full of beautiful
stamps in my craft room.

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






Monday, September 21, 2015

HMFMC #203 Bingo - Midway Reminder

Just a quick reminder that Challenge #203 "Bingo" is at the Midway point.  It will continue until Saturday September 26th at midnight.

Theme was chosen by ME!
Choose any row, down, across or diagonally and
use those three items on your card/project.  OK to
use more, but must use three in a row for the challenge.


As always, the optional "Anything Goes" theme is always available for any
of our challenges.

My Card
(I used third row down)


Close Up of Sweet Image



                                           Stamps - House Mouse Designs - Lollipop Lunch (HMCV16)
Sentiment -Penny Black Clear Set  Sprinkles and Smiled
Embossing Folder - Swiss dots
Dies - Little B
Corner Die Sizzix
Leaf Die - Impression Obsession
Olfray Ribbon Flowers (with Pearls)
Rhinestones
Paper Lace
Green, Yellow and blue Stickles
Colored with Copcis

Proudly Sponsored by

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.

Also Proudly Sponsored by

Simon Says Stamp 
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! 

A third person will be chosen to receive this cute little FALL FLOAT stamp by me,  for participating in our challenge.


The design team has posted some awesome inspiration on the

Would love to have you join us.  We love to visit you and see what you
came up with.

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





BSS MONDAY IDEA - Christmas Angel

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's card features the 2015 Angel die by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.

Close up of the Angel






Card is white card stock base 5x7 inches
I matted in red and white card stock three times in 1/4 inch increments.
The last white mat I ran through the Swiss Dot embossing folder by Cuttlebug.
Angel, stars, and word Joy are cut in Silver Card stock.
The angel die - Sue Wilson - Creative Expressions ( ED3016)
This set includes the Angel, the stars, and the word Joy.
Shaped Die - Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions -
 Californian Collection - Beverley Hills (CED1105)
cut in red card stock and backed with white glitter paper.
Inside Sentiment - DoCrafts - Create Christmas Clear Stamps 
Rhinestone centers on the stars
Stampendous Fran-tage - Silver Halo Mix Glitter on the Angels
Wings, star at bottom of her dress, and trumpet, along with
the word JOY.
Silver double bow.

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




Friday, September 18, 2015

Halloween Self-Closing box

Hello, we are having temps in the high 80's again, suppose I shouldn't complain, because before you know it, we will be complaining about the cold and snow.  But, it would be nice to have some nice Fall days and be able to turn off the air conditioning.



I made these sweet Halloween treat boxes from a pattern and instructions I found HERE.

http://icreatecraft.weebly.com/uploads/3/8/9/5/38953375/self_closing_box_instructions.pdf



These are so cute.  I had issues with the bottom wanting to pop open, and
went back to see that someone had posted a suggestion that you start
with a piece of paper 8 1/2 x 61/4 which would make the bottom more stable 

Papers are American Crafts Halloween Stacks
Bat is a Memory Box die.
Sentiment is Hero Arts

There are a lot of examples of these on Pinterest.
They make nice shower favors, kids birthday treat boxes,
the ideas are endless.  Lots of you tube videos too.

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






Thursday, September 17, 2015

PRETTY KITTY


Hi friends.  While browsing Pinterest and looking at pictures of cats one day recently, I found this sweet image in black and white.  I have added some color to it and made a card.  Such a beautiful image.


Sweet Kitten


Paper - American Crafts Tropicals
Dies - Spellbinder's Diamond Square
Inside-Lifestyle Crafts
Sentiment - Just for Fun rubber stamps
Dots - Spare Parts - Hobby Lobby
Ribbon from my stash
Colored with Lyra Rembrandt colored Pencils

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



Monday, September 14, 2015

HMFMC #203 - BINGO

             A new Challenge begins today and runs through               September 26th at Midnight.

 I'm hosting Challenge # 203 and I have
chosen the theme
BINGO

Choose any row, down, across or diagonally and
use those three items on your card/project.  OK to
use more, but must use three in a row for the challenge.


As always, the optional "Anything Goes" theme is always available for any
of our challenges.

Here is what I came up with for my challenge
(Using the middle row down)



I managed to use everything except a button and bakers twine!

Stamp - House Mouse Designs - Fall Float - Stampendous
Die - Little B, leaf die Sizzix
Leaf embossing folder - Darice
Yellow, orange, and green twine bow
Stickos dots
Sunflower charm (Thank you America Kuhn)
Metal leaf brads
Orange stitched ribbon
Colored with Copics

Proudly Sponsored by

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.

Also Proudly Sponsored by

Simon Says Stamp 
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! 

A third person will be chosen to receive this cute little FALL FLOAT stamp by me,  for participating in our challenge.



The design team has posted some awesome inspiration on the

Would love to have you join us.  We love to visit you and see what you
came up with.

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






BSS Monday Idea - Traditional or Non-Traditional

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week, I've made two Christmas cards.  One in traditional Christmas
Colors and one in non-traditional colors.





Traditional




Close up



Non Traditional


Close Up


Stamp -Stampendous (CRP269) Candy Canes
Dies - Oval - Spellbinder's Pierced Ovals (SCD-007)
Word Dies - Sizzix  Tim Holtz Alterations
 Holiday Words Script (660058)
Snow flakes are Martha Stewart Punches
Darice snowflake embosing folder
White Liquid Pearls on orchid bow
Gold Stickles on red bow.
Glossy Accents on orniments
Docraft  Glitter paper
Card is 5x7
Colored with Copic Markers

Which one do you like the best?

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