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Friday, April 29, 2016

Power Poppy - Foxglove Flowers

Hi friends.  I am going to make this short and sweet, as I bought some digi's from Power Poppy yesterday, and I colored them up last night.  I want to enter their challenge which ends the 30th, (nothing like coming late to the party) . So her we go..........



Digi - Power Poppy - Foxglove
Oval and Flower Border dies by Spellbinders
Square doily 
Sheer Ribbon
Rhinestones - Queen and Co
Finished card 6x6 inches


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

Monday, April 25, 2016

HMFMC #218 - FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND A DAY.

It's time for a NEW challenge, at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  


** HMFMC# 218 **

"FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND A DAY"

NOTE that ALL of our challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So come and join the fun by entering your projects using stamps, CD collection images and, or, any decoupage by House-Mouse Designs!

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I love to bake.



Inside


Red and Red Gingham Card Stock
Sentiment on front is an old set.
Inside Sentiment is Stampin Up also old
Mixer and Whisk dies Spellbinders



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

This Challenge run through May 7th at Midnight.  We would love
to have you join us, love to visit and see what you come up with.

Check out the great inspiration by our design team and our guest designer, my dear friend
from the Netherlands, Dora, on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog.

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









BSS MONDAY IDEA - Butterflies and Flowers

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Spring seems to be having a hard time getting started, but we did cut
the grass for the first time over the weekend.  Looking forward to getting
out into the yard and starting the cleanup, uncovering the patio furniture,
and grilling some hot dogs!

On that same theme, this week's card features a butterfly and
some beautiful flowers, a sure sign of Spring!


Inside


Close up of the Beautiful Lace Flowers



Base Card is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 white card stock
Background die is dark green card stock cut
with the Spellbinder's die Tranquil Moments (S5216)
Butterfly is bright yellow cardstock cut with a
Memory Box die Lunette Butterfly (98745)
Leaves on the flowers are cut with a die from
Spellbinders Romantic Vines (S4531)
The beautiful lace flowers were bought at BSS.
They are attached and can be used as a border,
or cut apart. I placed a circle of Yellow cardstock
behind them and popped one up over the other.
A Yellow seam binder bow finished off the card.
The inside sentiment is from Just For Fun.

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

Monday, April 18, 2016

HMFMC # 217 - IN THE GARDEN MIDWAY REMINDER

 Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We have more fabulous inspiration to share with you as a reminder to join our current Challenge HMFMC#217, hosted by our Talented Teamie, Snoopy! The theme is quite perfect for this time of year we are going with ...

"In The Garden"


Of course, you also have the "ANYTHING GOES" option too, so join the fun! As long as you use a House-Mouse Designs(R) House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies images stamped/CD Collections/Decoupage/Cardmaking Kits.









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Wow, what a fabulous prize! Be sure to enter for your chance to win!


 The design team has come up with some fabulous inspiration for you for midweek.
Please check out the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog to see them.

You have until Saturday, April 23, at midnight EST to enter this challenge.
We love to visit your blog to see what you have come up with.




BSS MONDAY IDEA - DIES AND STENCILS

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's card is made using a Stencil and some dies.




 Card base is 41/4 x 5 1/2 inches white card stock
Medium Green card stock insert is same measurement.
Stencil Used - Memory Box Texture Diamond (88522)
Dies - both Sizzix  Tim Holtz 
Hearts - Scribbles & Splat (660222)
Mixed Media - (660220)
The Miixed Media die  uses the blank space the die, and not a die cut
Inside sentiment - Impression Obsession (E9889)

I used a finger sponge to sponge  Versamark onto the stencil
in the area of the card I wanted the design on.
I then sponged dye ink over the Versamark in a medium green
removed the stencil, covered with clear embossing powder and
heat embossed.
The panel of green behind the lower image was cut the same size as
the card and adhered to the inside of the front of the card.
a 1/4 inch piece of the green card stock was adhered to the right edge
of the front of the card.

Love the mixed media dies and can't wait to play some more with
them.

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


Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Butterfly

Hi friends, nice warm weekend, so nice to see and feel the sun!

I made this card a few days ago and never got to post it. So here we go.


A pretty simple card.  The butterfly is a Spellbinder's Grand die.
The pink panel was cut with a Spellbinder's border die and I pierced
the edge.  I also pierced the card to show the flight of the butterfly.
The sentiment stamp was stamped and embossed with silver embossing powder.
The sentiment is by Just for fun.
Pink satin ribbon across the pink panel. 

Thanks for taking a peek.  Have a great day.  Until later.....


Monday, April 11, 2016

HMFMC # 217- IN THE GARDEN

Time for a new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. 
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Before we get started with the details of the new challenge, I would like to thank everyone who commented on the two cards I shared
for the Stampendous, House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge joint Blog Hop.

The winner of the sweet little mouse in the mug stamp is:
April - Stampwilly Designs
April, if you will email me at rsdrees@verizon.net with your full name and
mailing address as it should appear on the mailing label, I will get the stamp right out to you. 
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Our talented teammate, Snoopy, has chosen the theme for Challenge # 217

***IN THE GARDEN***

Use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper image and join the fun.
You always have the option of using the anything goes theme on your card/project
for any of our challenges.

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 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! 

Since we have a water garden in our yard,( complete with frogs too),
 I decided to go with this adorable stamp.

Double Z Fold Card
click on any photo to see enlarged

Close up of stamped image




Card closed for mailing.


Stamp - Stampendous-Pond Song
Papers - 12x12 paper stack, gingham and dots Walmart
Sentiment - dollar bin
Flowers - Memory Box Die
Green fern and leaves on Z Strip - Sizzix die
Colored with Copics

Hope you will pop over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog and check out
the wonderful inspiration by our talented design team.

Then, get busy and post an entry for this challenge.  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 - LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamp and Stuff Monday Idea.

While it is snowing as I write this, my thoughts turn to Spring and Summer.
This adorable stamp set  can be used to tell  someone you love them, a bridal
shower card, an engagement card, just love it.



Inside of card


Close up of sentiment which is included in the set.


Card is 5x7 inches white cardstock base.
Stamp set is Stamping Bella, Uptown Couple, Emily
and Ryan under the Umbrella (eb239)
Two sentiments included, the one on the inside of this
card, and also "For your bridal shower"
Die is Spellbinders Devine Floral (S5-231)
Little hearts in corners Say It In Crystals, Prima Marketing
Paper - die cute from Orchid pearlescent paper
2 one inch square pieces of the same paper were cut then
cut in half in triangles to be attached in back of the
white rectangle with the image on it. Left just a small
border of the orchid paper showing.
I stamped and colored the image. I then layed the die on the image
and marked where the longest edges were with a pencil.  I then trimmed
the image along the mark.  Adhered the die.  I stamped and colored
the umbrella only, and cut it out.  Then popped it up on top of the
image over the die.
Colored with Copics
Star Dust Stickles on dots on umbrella and her shoes.

Supposed to warm up by this time next week.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day.  Until later......



Monday, April 4, 2016

HMFMC/Stampendous Blog Hop Midweek Reminder -Use a Stencil




 We are back with a second exciting week with the
 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge / Stampendous Blog Hop.

We are continuing with our challenge theme of using a House Mouse Designs image
and a stencil.

My Card

Close up of sweet image


Close up of stenciling



Close up of inside


Stamp - Stampendous-Cupcake Coma
Stencil - Dreamweaver (LJ839)
Embossing Paste - Pearlescent by Dreamweaver
Designer Paper DCWV
Cupcake, balloon and party hat punches Martha Stewart
Stitched rectangle die, Gina Marie
Center border die, Sue Wilson Creative Expressions
Image colored with Copics

We are very proudly Sponsored by

There are 3 Stampendous Prizes.
3 Lucky entries, chosen at random will win:
1-HMD Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp
1 - Large Dreamweaver Background Stencil and
1 Jar of Embossing Paste
AND
Also very happy and proud to be welcoming back our 2nd AWESOME sponsor
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
HMD is also offering another Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate.

Be sure to hop, comment and enter a project to win.

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Next, you'll want to stop by these DT Blogs...

​For more inspiration, stop by to see the ORIGINAL HMFMC BLOG-HOP post HERE 



Hope you are hopping along with us.  Please remember you can always use
the Anythng Goes option for all our challenges.

Check out the inspiration on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge for
this second week of samples.

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





BSS MONDAY IDEA - One Stamp Two Ways

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week I used this wonderful brush stroke flower stamp from Penny Black to
make two completely different looks.  One elegant, one vintage looking.
Despite the snow this weekend, I am so looking forward to Spring and flowers.






Supplies
Stamp - Penny Black-Passionate (40-453)

First Card (4 1/4x5 1/2 inches)
I added dye ink directly to the stamp with a finger
sponge applicator.  Used a light blue and green in for he leaves.
Stamped onto white card.  I added the darker blue details on the
flowers with a copic marker after I stamped it.  I then cut out
the oval, and sprayed it with a mixture of
 Perfect pearls and water in a mini mixture.
 I added it to a decorative oval of blue card stock.
The white panel corners were made with a Martha Stewart punch.

The second card 5 1/2 x 6 tent folded card

Stamp - Penny Black Passionate (40-453)
Paper - Tan card base, Kraft 
Ink - Walnut, Distress Ink
I cut three panels from Kraft Paper.
Then, I stamped the stamp on each panel, centering it.
I then distressed all edges of each panel and
using the walnut ink pad, added ink to the distressed edges.
Adhere the largest panel to the card base centering it.
Pop up the next two panels, lining up the stamped images.
Add a bow to bottom stem on the card.

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