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Monday, November 30, 2015

HMFMC - #208 - Mid-week Reminder -Anything Christmas (no red or green)

We are at the midway point for Challenge # 208, Anything Christmas (no red or green), theme chosen by our talented teammate, Christine.

This challenge runs through Saturday December 5th at Midnight EST, so,  plenty
of time to join the fun and play along.

Don't forget, you can always use a theme of Anything Goes, and you must
use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hoppers image on your card or project.

Our Generous Sponsors

We are super happy and very proud 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.

2nd generous Sponsor is  

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! 




3rd Generous sponsor is

http://www.disdigistamps.com/

Winner will receive a $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps 



NEW Peaceful Candlelight HM stamp 

 Christine 

My card



Stamp - House Mouse Design - 
Sentiment - unmarked
Paper - Anna Griffin
and glitter paper by DCWV
Dies -Oval, sentiment tag and poinsettia Spellbinders
Holly - Cheery Lyn Designs
Border punch, Martha Stewart
Gold and white bakers twine - Hobby Lobby
Gold Stickles
Orange Stickles
Glossy Accents on candle
Blue pearls flower center
Colored with Copics

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






BSS MONDAY IDEA

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week's idea is a little gift tag card holder with six gift tags.  It makes a
nice little gift to give to a holiday party hostess, a neighbor or friend.

I found this idea on pinterest and traced it back to HERE
https://artisticavenger.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/tag-a-longs/

I made my tags a little bigger, and the holder is taller, but
the idea is totally from this post by Carrie Gaskin.

These are the tags I made to put into the holder.


Close up of one of the tags


Each tag has a To/From circle on the back



This is a picture of the tags in the holder





The holder closed and tied at the top with a red ribbon.


Tags are made with white pearl card stock
Die is by Cottage Cutz-Ornament Reindeer (CCE-186)
Small oval punch by Marvey
Cut with various colored card stock
and backed with glitter card stock
White grossgrain ribbon
Silver and gold cord
Designer paper is American Crafts

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

                                                               

Monday, November 23, 2015

HMFMC #208 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS - NO RED OR GREEN

A New Challenge, #208 begins today at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Our talented Teammate and  hostess is :
 Christine  
Theme is : ANYTHING Christmas NO RED or GREEN
You may always use the option of Anything Goes for any of our Challenges.

****Our generous sponsors are****

We are super happy and very proud 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.

2nd generous Sponsor is  

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! 

3rd Generous sponsor is

http://www.disdigistamps.com/

Winner will receive a $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps 


And Christine is offering one lucky winner this 
adorable Christmas Stamp!

NEW Peaceful Candlelight HM stamp 



That's four great prizes!!!

Close up of darling image



Stanp - Mistletoe Moment - Stampabilities
Die is Marianne Designs -Petra's Candle
Paper is an old stack from my stash
White Pearls
White Glitter
Coloired with Copics
Ribbon from my stash

We would love to have you join us for the challenge.
Three wonderful prizes on offer, have to be in it to win it.

have a peek at the awesome inspiration the design team has posted.


We love to visit you to see what you come up with for our challenges.


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



BSS MONDAY IDEA - Shadow Box Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff  Monday Idea.

This week's idea is a Shadow Card

You can find a tutorial for this type of card  Here
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/shadow_box_card/

http://www.dawnsstampingthoughts.net/2015/11/luminary-shadow-box-card-video-.html


Click on first picture to see close up of each
picture and detail.

Card is 4 1/4x5 1/2 inches


Close up of sweet image.


Stamp - House Mouse Design -( HMCQ15) Mint Nibbler-Stampendous
Papers - Red card stock, Designer paper is American Crafts
Silver glitter paper, piece of acetate to cover front opening.
Marvey scalloped punched circle
Spellbinders die Stately Circles (S4-388)
Spellbinders die for circle cutout on front.
WOW Embossing Powder - Clear Sparkle (WS15R)
Red and white baker's twine
Colored with Copics

Base card for the 4 1/4x5 1/2 inch card
Cut 2 pieces of card stock 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"

***Score on each end on the long side at 3/4" and 1 1/2"
For the front piece fold the  1 1/2" score line in a Mountain Fold
And the 3/4" score line in a valley fold
For the back piece fold the 1 1/2" scoreline in a Valley fold
And the 3/4" scoreline in a Mountain fold.

***(These score lines and fold are the same for both sized cards.)



Finished card is 5x7 inches


Closeup of inside
 I embossed the acetate that covers the front opening
with a snowflake embossing folder.

Another view of the front


Card laying down


Stamp - Wild Rose Studio (Cl460) Owls on Branch
Paper - Blue card stock, white glitter paper
Piece of Acetate to cover front opening
Dies - Spellbinders dies for cut out on front
Memory Box dies, Green Trees, Pine Branch
Inside cuttlebug embossing folder snowflakes
sponged lightly with blue ink and embossed
with Wow embossing powder.
Snowflake punch is Martha Stewart
Fun flock on owls hats and stockings
Frantage embossing powder on trees
Rhinestones on snowflakes, Queen and Co.
Colored with Copics

Base card for 5" x 7" card
Cut two pieces of card stock 5" x 10" 

***Score and Fold as above.

AND THEY FOLD FLAT FOR MAILING!


The base card is pretty simple to cut and score. You can use
 any shape to cut out the front opening. Then you just
decorate as you like and adhere the two end pieces
together when done decorating.

I suggest you watch the second video by Dawn Griffith
link above to see how it goes together.


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


Monday, November 16, 2015

HMFMC #207 - "USE PLAIDS" - MID-WEEK REMINDER


It's mid-week at the House Mouse and 

Friends Monday Challenge.

It's Challenge # 207 and our talented teamie, Beth is 

hostess and has chosen the theme.


**Use Plaids on your card/project**

An "Anything goes" theme is always an option for any
of our challenges.

Challenge # 207 runs through Saturday November 21st EST.


Our Generous Sponsor is:

                                     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.






Stamps - House Mouse Designs - Carrying Mints (HMCP34) and
Mint Nibbler (HMCQ15) both Stampendous
Various papers from my stash
Spellbinder's Grand die for card and mats
Lace border is a Martha Stewart Punch
Buttons used Copics to color like mints
White twine
Stickles - Star Dust
Colored with Copics
Gingham ribbon

Check out the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog for some
new inspiration for this challenge and then come join the fun!  We love
to visit you to see what you come up with.

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





BSS MONDAY IDEA- SNOWMEN

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

If you enjoyed that stretch of warm days we had, you have to know that it
wouldn't last and that it won't be long before we have snow.

The good thing about snow is snowmen, and have I got them for
you today!


Is this a cute stamp or what?



 Finished card

Inside of card

I made a tall card, white card stock card base 91/4x33/4 inches
Stamp - Woodware-Snowbuddies (FR5330)
Inside Sentiment stamp - docrafts (PMA 907939)
 Clear set Create Christmas
I cut a piece of white card stock to fit the front of the card
and ran it through a snowflake embossing folder. You 
have to do it in two parts because of the length.
I cut the stamped and colored image into a rectangle
leaving just a small edge.  I cut a mat from Green
Glitter paper to back the image and popped it up on the
snowflake paper after I glued it to the front of the card.
Used some clear sequins and placed tiny
rhinestones in the centers.
Colored with Copics
Used a finger sponge to add Versafine clear ink to
the faces and embossed with Sparkly white
embossing powder.

Don't these guys and gals bring a smile to your face!
A fun card for sure.

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











Monday, November 9, 2015

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 207 - Use Plaids

A new challenge begins today, at the House Mouse and 

Friends Monday Challenge.

It's Challenge # 207 and our talented teamie, Beth is 

hostess and has chosen the theme.


**Use Plaids on your card/project**

An "Anything goes" theme is always an option for any
of our challenges.

Challenge # 207 runs through Saturday November 21st EST.


Our Generous Sponsor is:

                                     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.

Close up of stamped image I chose..


Finished card.


Stamp - House Mouse Designs,Musical Mice (HMCR24)- Stampendous
Paper - The Paper Studio
Star Border punch - EK Success, backed with gold glitter paper
Prima black roses with gold Stickles
Corner die - Memory Box, with Black faceted gems
Colored with Copics.

Lots of inspiration by the gals on the design team at
 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.