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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

NEW DIGI SHOP

Hello friends. Today is an exciting  day because my dear blogging friend  Dora opens her own digi-shop: http://doortje-digi-shop.blogspot.com/.
I am so happy for her that she is finally going to share her amazing drawing talent and artwork.
I'm thrilled to be asked by Dora to help celebrate this event
 with a little bloghop.
The rules are simple:
Go to each blog that participates in  this bloghop and leave a comment.
On each  participating blog there will be a winner chosen.
These winners may choose one digi from Dora's new digi-shop,
The bloghop ends on Wednesday  February 3rd. On Friday February 5th the winners will be announced.
To show the versatility of this fabulous digi, I made four cards,
 one to represent each of the four seasons.


 SNOWY WINTER


 SPRING MORNING

WARM SUMMER 
 

FALL MORNING

All backgrounds are sponged.
This is such a beautiful nature digi, thank you
Dora for the opportunity to create with it.
Here is a list of the participating blogs, featuring Dora's Digis
At the end go back to:
 Please take a few minutes to participate in the bloghop and check out Dora's new shop. 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later.............



Monday, January 25, 2016

HMFMC # 211 - CONNECTION TO A ZODIAC SIGN

Just a reminder that the current Challenge # 211, theme, Connection to a Zodiac Sign, 
is at the midway point.  You have until Saturday, January 30th at midnight EST to
join the fun.

This is a fun theme, chosen by our talented teammate, Heather, but remember,
you can always use an anything goes theme for all our challenges.

I chose PISCES
Water, The Fish, Sensitive



Stamp-House Mouse Designs, Stampabilities, Kissy Face (HMUR1036)
Gingham and plain colors of card stock
Stickles, blue, clear, pink, orange.
Sentiment - Sizzix die
Colored with Copics

Our Generous Sponsor for this challenge is:


http://www.stampendous.com/

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


  http://www.stampendous.com/
House-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com 


For lots more inspiration and fabulous challenges, be sure to check out the STAMPENDOUS! Blog HERE.

You must use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper on your card or project.

Check out the House Mouse blog for a chart of the Zodiac signs,
and some midweek inspiration by the talented gals on the House Mouse Team. Then join the fun for a chance at a great prize!

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 - A WATERFALL CARD

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF MONDAY IDEA.

You know, stamping and card making techniques come and go.
We learn a special fold or card idea and make a few cards and
move on to the next idea.  I had forgotten until recently how fun
a waterfall card was to make, so I thought we would revisit a couple
this week.

I found a great tutorial HERE

http://stampsnjewels.blogspot.com/2012/01/waterfall-card-and-tutorial.html


You can click on the images to enlarge them for a better look.


This first one is a Winter card.
Base Card is 51/2 by 6 tent folded card
Stamp set used is Sweet and Sassy Stamps SNS-12-074
WINTER SILHOUETTES 
Papers are American Crafts
Spellbinders dies (you can use any shape)
Two Brads
Tab punch (you can use a small circle and fold it
in half to make a pull tab.)


This is the front of the card with the water fall
completely closed.


A Valentine
The second card is a 5 1/2 x 5 inches tent folded card
Papers used from 6x6 pad by Carta Bella from 
last year, Words of Love
Pink, and two shades of gray card stock
The images are Graphic 45 Paper from the Time for Flourishes
collection, February papers
I distressed the edges and inked them with
Vintage Photo distress ink
Two Heart Brads
Tab punch




Once you put one together they are really simple to do.
And who doesn't love a card that moves!!

Hope you get a chance to revisit the waterfall card, or
make your very first one!

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


Monday, January 18, 2016

HMFMC #211 - Connection to a Zodiac Sign

A brand new challenge begins today.

Our very talented teammate, HEATHER has chosen the theme

"A connection to one of the Zodiac Signs"

(Remember, you can always use an Anything Goes theme for any of
our Challenges)

Our Generous Sponsor is:


http://www.stampendous.com/

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
 

  http://www.stampendous.com/
House-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com 



For lots more inspiration and fabulous challenges, be sure to check out the STAMPENDOUS! Blog HERE.

My connection to a Zodiac sign is
Cancer - The Crab, and Water



I made a waterfall card with small sections of three'
different House Mouse Stamps.  When you pull down
on the slider, each picture flips up.  Card Folds Flat
for mailing.

This challenge runs from today, until The 30th of January
at midnight.  We would love to have you join us.  We love
to visit and see what you come up with.

Check out the inspiration from the Design Team at the

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




BSS MONDAY IDEA - Simple Scene Sponging

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This weeks idea is a simple sponging technique to create a lovely snow scene.



Stamp set used - Penny Black - Spread Cheer Clear Stamp Set (30-320)
White card 5x7 inch, black and green card stock mats
Sharpie poster paint white pen for snow dots.
Green Twine bow.

To create the snow hills, tear a piece of paper towel.

Using a straight line, sponge blue on a section at the
top for the sky. Leave the center mostly white.
Next, using the torn paper towel, place it on an angle
from one corner of the straight line.  With a sponge and
light blue ink, starting on the paper towel, sponge upward
across the card just at the edge of the torn paper towel.

Move the paper towel down on the card at the opposite angle.
Also use a long enough piece of paper towel so you can move it
side to side so you aren't making the same pattern all the way
down on the card.  Keep moving the paper towel on the opposite
angle until you get to the bottom of your card.  
Stamp the scenery elements, dot with the pen.  If you want to
add some sparkle, sponge clear ink on the white areas
and emboss with a clear sparkle embossing powder.

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



Monday, January 11, 2016

HMFMC #210 - Midweek Reminder - Winter Sports

A quick reminder that we are at the midway point in 
Challenge # 210, WINTER SPORTS.

You have until Saturday, January 16th at Midnight to enter.  Please remember
you must use a House Mouse Design image for our challenges.
An Anything Goes theme is always an option for any of our challenges.






Stamp - Stampendous, House Mouse Design, Ski Run
Sponged background with two different blue dye inks
to create the snowy hill.
Small tree stamp was used with green ink 
Stamped the small snowflake trio with versamark ink
and embossed with white embossing powder.
Image is colored with copics.
Dotted with a Sharpie White poster paint marker
to create falling snow.
Sparkly yarn bow.

Proudly Sponsored by Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront     

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
 Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand, Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, 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!

What a fabulous Prize, heh?  Be sure to enter for your chance to win!  
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We really would love to have you join us for this challenge.  It is always fun
for us to visit your entries to see what you come up with.

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





BSS MONDAY IDEA - ACETATE FISHBOWL CARD

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF MONDAY IDEA.

This weeks idea is an acetate card shaped like a fishbowl.

I found the template for the fishbowl  on line.  It was bigger
than I wanted so I just printed it and reduced it to 70% so
the card I made fit into a 5x7 inch envelope.

There are lots of choices and shapes for fishbowl templates.

My card


Close up of fish stamp


Inside sentiment


Stamps - Stampendous (CRP256) Gold Fish Pair
Inside Sentiment - Old Hero Arts B474
Acetate
Light Blue Glitter Paper
Plant Die - Cheery Lyn Designs (B117) Fanciful Flourish
Heart Die on inside is Memory Box Bingham Heart (98499)
Glittered bottom of fishbowl - Stampendous Vintage Glitter-Halo Silver Mix
Deckled edge scissors to cut top water line on 
glitter paper.

Cut out your fishbowl template with Acetate.
I ran a blue marker over the top and bottom lip
of the fishbowl and let it dry, on the front of the card only.
Trace the shape of the fishbowl part of the template
out of glitter paper. Using a clear glue, add some of the 
 silver glitter to the bottom. I stamped and fussy cut the fish out after
coloring with Copics and ran a black marker around the
edges of the fish. Glue the plant and fish in place on
the Glitter paper. Run a bead of clear drying glue around
the edge of the glitter paper and adhere to the inside of the
front of the card.
Add a sentiment that will fit behind the glitter paper so it does not
show when the card is closed.  Glue it into place on the inside of
the  card, 

You could also make a rectangle card to look like an
aquarium and cut a jagged edge across the top for a water line.

Glad you stopped by today. Have a great day.  Until later.......





Friday, January 8, 2016

LET IT SNOW MAN!

Hi friends, finally got all the Christmas decorations and tree down and carted to the basement and put away!  Whew!

We are expecting some snow this weekend, so this morning I put a big pot of chowder on, boy does the house smell good..

Then I snuck up to my craft room to put away all the christmas card making stuff, but soon got distracted by a stamp laying on my table waiting for me to make a card.  So I sat down and made this card..........hope you like it!  





Stamp is Art Gone Wild - Topiary Snowman and Cardinal
Artist is Michelle Masters
Papers are The Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby
Dies are Memory Box, Sizzix and Darice
Sentiment Die is Penny Black
Wow Embossing Powder, Clear Sparkle
Silver ribbon

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


Monday, January 4, 2016

HMFMC #210 - WINTER SPORTS

Welcome back.  Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Holiday. 

 Today begins a brand new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. 

 It's #210 and our talented Teammate Dorte has chosen the theme 


***WINTER SPORTS***

This challenge runs through Saturday, January 16th, 2016 at midnight.
Please remember you can always use the Anything Goes theme for any of
our challenges, but you must use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper on
your card or project.




Stamp - Stampabilities - Mice on Ice
Papers - Bo Bunny Sleigh Ride 6x6 pad
Flower soft for the snow.
Snowflake punch - Martha Stewart
Glossy Accents on the ice
Yellow Stickles on the fire
Colored with Copics

Proudly Sponsored by Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront     



Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads 

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

 Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand, Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, 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!

What a fabulous Prize, heh?  Be sure to enter for your chance to win!  
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Hope you will join us for this fun 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 = A WINTER CARD

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Are you putting the Christmas decoration away and trying to get
back to normal after the holidays?  It's so much more fun to
decorate than to undecorate, right?

I made a winter card for this weeks idea.
Time now for getting out and enjoying winter now that
we have had some snow.  



 Stamp -Stampendous CRV289 Vintage Ice Skates
Inside Sentiment Stamp - My Sentiments Exactly (Q252-10)
Each Snowflake That Falls Reminds Me of You....One
Of a Kind.
Papers - BoBunny Sleigh Ride Collection 6x6 Pad
Clear Sequins
Corners La La Land
Snowflake - old sizziz die
Ovals - Spellbinders dies
I made a pocket covered with acetate for
the sequins (like a shaker card) only I just
wanted them to lay in the bottom of the oval
under the skates.
Colored the image with water color pencils (Inktense)

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