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Monday, March 28, 2016

BLOG HOP WITH STAMPENDOUS - USE A STENCIL WITH A HOUSE MOUSE DESIGN IMAGE

Welcome back House Mouse Fans!  It's time for a super Fun and unique challenge in which we've got a 2 week long BLOG-HOP planned for you!
We are teaming up with our first amazing Sponsor
Stampendous
(and their amazing Stampendous Design Team)
 PLUS  
(distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in the UK) 
AND
 (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in Australia) 

For a HUGE BLOG CHALLENGE to bring you awesome inspiration and fabulous prizes!

There will be daily posts and inspiration at both HMFMC  and Stampendous Blogs, so be sure to check in with us daily for loads of great fun and more chances to WIN! 


BLOG HOP NEW CHALLENGE, HMFMC# 216
Use stencils with your HMD Characters

We're celebrating stencils, and using them with our House-Mouse Designs Images. You may use ANY House-Mouse Designs images on your projects. ANY, any stencils and stenciling techniques that you like.


NOTE you also have the alternate option of going with an *ANYTHING GOES* project as long as your project uses any of the stamps, CD collection images or decoupage by  House-Mouse Designs(R).

We are very proudly Sponsored by
http://www.stampendous.com/
There are 3 Stampendous prizes!  3 lucky entries, chosen at random will win 1-HMD Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp, 1-Large Dreamweaver Stencil and 1 Jar of Embossing Paste.

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites;  STAMPENDOUS! Blog, The official Stampendous! Website to Purchase Products, Find Stampendous! on Pinterest ; Stampendous! on Facebook   In July 2013 Stampendous was proud and excited to become the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®. Since that time we’ve released over 235 House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies images as wood mounted or Cling Rubber stamps. In January of 2015 we added the Dreamweaver Stencils company to our family, and we’ve been thrilled to release their stencils to our customers as well. Now, we’d like to have some fun combining all our new friends. 


 Also very happy and proud to be welcoming back our 2nd AWESOME sponsor
the Official Mousey Family,  House-Mouse Designs(R) 
  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
HMD is also Offering another Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD to shop at House-Mouse Designs(R)  

WOW! How awesome are these Prizes, heh?:)  
Be sure to Hop, Comment and enter a project to win!
 A big Thank you to our lovely Sponsors for their wonderful generosity!
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Now grab a cup of coffee and get ready to Hop and be inspired.... This contest is open to everyone!!  Even though you will be entering to win by linking up a challenge piece, we sure hope that you’ll also hop around to each designer’s blog and leave a sweet “eek” of delight at their inspiration! They’ve worked hard to create something you’ll love and hope to hear from you!  Here are the links to the Sponsor’s blogs and our designers playing. (If a blog isn’t live when you visit, they might still be mousey sleeping due to time differences, so please, check back in a few hours!)
BLOG-HOP ORDER
To help inspire you, here are gorgeous samples by our DESIGN TEAM 
Be sure to stop by at all the Blogs to Comment and leave some love along the way!

America

BETH

CHRISTINE
      
DIANE

DORTE

KARIN

KATE

LORI

LORRAINE

SUE DREES  (You're here)

SUE KMENT

SNOOPY

TORREY

My card:  I had never used the embossing paste before.  I found several YOUTUBE videos showing how to mask off the areas of your card or project.  I enjoyed the process and the results.                     
The inside
I also used the copper embossing paste on a piece of
white card and cut it to use on the inside of my card.


Stamp - Diva Hopper (HHQ01) Stampendous
Inside sentiment - old, me and Carrie Lou
Stencil - DreamWeaver - Cherry Blossoms (LG644)
Dreamweaver Metallic Copper Embossing Paste(DWDPC)
Paper - Metalic Copper Textured and white Card Stock - DCWV
Designer paper - DCWV
Dies - Spellbinders
Fancy Doily from a restaurant under a cup of tea
bow - Martha Stewart
Star Dust Stickles
White Liquid Pearls
Colored with Copics

As an extra incentive to HOP with us, I am offering this House Mouse
Stamp to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post and
is a follower of my blog.


We hope you will join the fun and hop along with us.  So many possibilities to add
texture and color to your backgrounds with a stencil and the embossing paste.
This Challenge runs through Saturday, April 9th at midnight.

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




BSS MONDAY IDEA - I LOVE OLD THINGS

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

I love old things. When I saw this stamp, it reminded me of my Grandma,
who lived upstairs from us. She had a Singer Sewing Machine in black 
with the gold scroll on it.

  When I climbed the stairs to go see her, I could
hear the hum of the machine before I opened the door to go in.  She made
so many wonderful things for us as kids 

.  So, I just had to have this wonderful stamp.


Stamp - Pink Ink Stamp Company, Sewing Machine (2222K)
I used white, red, black and gold card stock
Rectangle stitched dies
Colored with Copics
I used a gold krylon pen,expelled some ink on a piece of
foil and painted the gold on with a fine paint brush.
Inside sentiment was computer generated and says:
You can't make old friends, you either have
them, or you don't.

I love when a stamp evokes a memory!
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later......





Monday, March 21, 2016

HMFMC #215 - MID-WEEK REMINDER - PASTELS

The House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is at the Midway point.

  The theme for our current challenge is PASTELS.  With Spring just around the corner, this is an easy peasy challenge!    The design team has created some additional mid-week inspiration so check out the blog! Then get busy and join us for this fun challenge.



Stamp - Mice Cream Cone
Stampa Rosa 2001
Flowers - Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson Dies
Leaf die - Cottage Cutz
Paper and Ribbon from my stash
Colored with Copics
STickles flower centers

Our 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 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!

You can always use the option of an Anything Goes theme for all our challenges.  We would love to have you join us.  We love to visit you and see what you come up with.

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





BSS MONDAY IDEA - SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Well, even though snow is in the forcast, flowers and spring critters have
replaced snowmen and snowflakes on cards.  Refreshing pastel
colors too.

So for this week's card, I used this sweet bunny with his bouquet of flowers.



Stamp - Wild Rose Studio-Bunny and Butterfly (CL463)
Designer Paper - Fancy Pants Designs
Ivy Die - Creative Expressions (Sue Wilson) Trailing Ivy (CED1423)
Stitched edge rectangle dies
Sentiment - inside and outside Taylored Expressions -
Big Bold Easter (TEMS64)
Pink cards and envelopes bought at BSS
Star Dust Stickles on butterfly
Green twine
Colored with Copics

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


Monday, March 14, 2016

HMFMC #215 - PASTELS

A Brand New Challenge #215 starts today.

Our Talented Teammate Natascha is the Hostess
Our New Theme is Pastels
but, you can always use an anything goes theme, as long as you use a
House Mouse Designs image, including House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper image.

Our 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 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!



My Card




Close up of image


Stamp - Basket Full of Dreams-Stampabilities 
Sentiment Stamp - Inkadinkado
Rectangle scalloped dies and rectangle die - Spellbinders
Paper - Green and Pink and white cardstock
Punched hearts 
Pink satin ribbon bow
Star Dust Stickles
Colored with Copics

The design team has created some awesome inspiration, so please check
Then, won't you come along and play along with us!
  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 - Somebunny Loves You

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Have you seen these sweet stamp sets?  Each one comes with a sweet
little girl, and a bunch of other stamps.  AND the best part is the entire
set cost $7.99 and they are red rubber cling stamps!

This set consists of the Little girl, a large lacy oval, a matching lacy border
stamp, the flower, a little bunny like the one she is holding,  and four small
accent stamps and a sentiment, ten pieces in all.

The colored index for these little gals is usually very dark colors, but
since it's Spring I did my card up with pastel colors.

My completed card


Close up of the little girl


Close up of oval border


Stamp set - Hush Little Bunny-Santoro(GOR907202)
Paper -yellow card stock base (5x7"), and mint card stock
Designer paper is Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Collection, 
Sumptuous Floral #450 1339
Corners is a Paper Shapers punch
White embossed the oval
Pearls - Queen and Co.
Colored with Copic Markers

FYI, this company now has mini's of these
little girls, and Sharon has them in the store.

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




Monday, March 7, 2016

HMFMC #214-Midway Reminder-EASTER


Midway Reminder for Challenge #214

Hostess is :Lorraine (Lols) 
THEME : EASTER


Stamp - HMCM11Jelly Bean Break
Sepllbinders oval dies
Chicks die - Cherry Lyn
Eggs - Embossing folder from Darice
Easter Joy die - Memory box
Check ribbon trim - Michaels
Bunnies in grass border die - Martha Stewart
Bow is ribbon from my stash

Sponsor :

Pink Gem Designs is based in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire UK.

Began trading in Nov. 2008 to design cute and whimsical craft stamps in clear polymer.
As digi products became more popular Pink Gem Designs also started to produce digital stamps/Card Topper Kits and other digital products such as downloadable papers, clip art etc..

**Prize is **
2 Single digi images OR 2 card Topper Kits (or one of each) 
(no sets or sentiment sets) of the Winners choice.. 
From Pink Gem Designs  

************
Winner to contact Christine @ nanaseaside60@hotmail.co.uk 

We are welcoming Karin as a Guest Designer.  Check out her
card, along with the Design Team inspiration at the 

This challenge will run through March 12th at midnight.
Still time to join the fun!  We love to see what you come up with!

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




BSS MONDAY IDEA - SWEET LAMB

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Well, the weather is supposed to get warmer and milder this week.  Spring 
can't be far off now.  Time to turn the clocks ahead soon, and St. Patty's Day
and Easter will be here before we know it.

I bought this little Lamb stamp a few weeks ago.  It has the sweetest face.
I decided to cut it out with an oval die, snip off a small piece of the bottom
to make it into an egg shape and frame it, so it resembled those 
beautiful eggs that you look into to see a scene.

Awww, right?


I fussy cut a second flower wreath and popped it up on her head.


The inside.


Stamp Stampendous- Floral Lambkin
(CRP277)
Paper - Perfectly Plaid-Fawn Lawn 6x6" pad
Inside Sentiment - Taylored Expressions - Big Bold Easter
Inside Border - Cheery Lyn Designs (B171) Bunny and Chick
Corner punch is Martha Stewart
Flowers and border around egg from my stash
Colored with Copics
Clouds made with sponge applicator and the torn
edge of a paper towel, 
Queen and Co pearls
Star Dust Stickles on floral wreath and bow on lamb

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Let's Hear it for the Girls

Hi friends.  I received an email from a website, Paper Wishes, the other day and so I went to see

what it was all about.  Well, their own brand is Hot Off the Press, which has been around for many years, but they also sell all other brands of stamping and scrapbooking supplies.

I saw these little girls in a stamp set and just had to get them.  Each one has so much personality. I made a set of small A-2 cards as a gift.  I bought three stamp sets, so you will be seeing more little girls and one set has carousel animals.  Almost every item has a video attached to it to view about the product, and their are so many videos you can watch for techniques and ideas.  






Aren't they just the cutest!  
Can't wait to ink up the other two stamps in the set 
and a lot of sentiments included too.

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




Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Woodlands Fairy

Hi Friends, supposed to get some snow tonight and tomorrow. Turned colder too again.  Not out of the woods yet!

I tried my hand at a CAS (clean and simple) style card today for the CAS challenge at
Split Coast Stampers.  

Close up of Image



The image is an old Digi by Robyn's Fetish (looks like
it is no longer available)
Yellow and white card stock
Sentiment is old also.
Colored with Copics
Used silver Stickles on the bells
Wow clear sparkle embossing powder on sentiment
Star Dust Stickles on wings.

Hard for me not to embellish more, but sure makes
mailing a lot easier.

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