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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Santa's Helper

Hi friends, there is a nip in the air here this morning,  Love it!

I love everything Christmas, but especially, Santa, Elves, and Snowmen.
Today's card features a busy Elf, a digital image by Mo Manning.







Digi - Mo Manning Digital Pencil 2
Designer Paper - Reflections from Michaels
Oval Die - Gina Marie
Green Oval Die - Spellbinders Grand Dies
Sentiment Stamp - Hampton Arts
Gold Wired Ribbon
Colored with Copic Markers

Going to enter this card at:
Mo's DP2 Challenge 267 - Anything goes w/a Mo's image

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


Monday, September 26, 2016

HMFMC #226 -Mid-Way Reminder - Autumn


We are at the mid-way point for Challenge # 226 at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge with the theme this time, AUTUMN.

Please remember, you can always use an anything goes
theme for any of our challenges.


Sweet Stamped image

Card Closed


Card Opened


Stamp - House Mouse Design - Leaf Kite
Yellow card stock, designer paper My Favoirte Things
Martha Stewart rick-rack punch
Blue twine
silk leaves from Michaels
Colored with Copics

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We are also thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
 
HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  How exciting is that? :)



STAMPENDOUS!

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

 
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 that can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.comFor 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.  

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This challenge ends on Saturday, October 1st at midnight EST.
We would love to see you join the fun and enter a card in the challenge.
We always love visiting and seeing what you come up with.

The design team has added some sweet inspiration on the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog.  Check it out then have a go at this
challenge, who doesn't love the colors of Fall!!!

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




BSS IDEA - PUPPY LOVE

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff  Idea.

Fall is definitely in the air.  And, I am loving it.

I bought this wonderful Christmas puppy stamp a few weeks ago.

Four years ago, we got a new puppy, after losing our beautiful dog
who was 13 1/2 years old.  We drove for six hours one way to pick her
out, and six hours home.  We did this because we had the pick of the litter.
Two weeks later, we drove back again to pick her up.

There is absolutely nothing like puppy breath and cuddling a furbaby.
So, when I saw this stamp, it reminded me of her and I wanted to color
it up to look like her at 8 weeks old.



Stamps - Stampendous - Patient Pup (W174)
Holly Sprig - Stampendous Cling Winter Tweets (CRS5092)
Inside Sentiment - Impression Obsession  (D8500)
Paper - White, Red Card Stock, Candy Striped Designer Paper
Gold Mirror Paper
Candy Cane Stickles
Colored with Copics


 Here she is just after bringing her home.



The stamp is just so sweet, who wouldn't love to
get a Christmas card with a darling puppy with a Santa Hat on?
And, you can color it up any color you want.

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


Thursday, September 22, 2016

A MOOSE IS LOOSE

Hi friends.  Thursday already, where does the time go.  We are having warm days and cool evenings, PERFECT!!!

Our Grandson made it until 11 am today at school.  Then, Papa went to get him and
bring him to our house.  He ate a little chicken soup and slept all afternoon. This is 
getting old....feel for him. 

I could not wait to use the Moose die I got yesterday!




Moose Die -m Gina Marie
Tree Oval Die - Memory Box
Papers - Bo Bunny Christmas 6x6 stack (last year)
Black Gingham ribbon
Snowflake Martha Stewart punch
Brown Pearls 

Simple card, but I love how it turned out!

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



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Olive and Oak

Hi friends, windows open and a breeze today, so nice to be able to do that finally.

  My buddy was here again today, slept a lot a still barking with the cough. He has been out of school for 7 days and is in the 11th grade, so much to catch up on............ugh.  Hopefully, tomorrow he will be able  to finally go back,


The blog dog, Keeya, doubles as a nurse as needed.



This is a card I made with an image from Power Poppy called Olive and Oak.





Cream colored card 5x7 inches
Corner leaves were cut from designer paper
background designer paper DCWV
from a Fall DCWV Stack
Circle sentiment dollar bin at Michaels
Colored with Copics

Working on another Power Poppy card for their Challenge this week,
LOVE the image.

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





Tuesday, September 20, 2016

KITTY BEE

Hi friends, hope all is well with you.  My Grandson has been sick and coughing for over a week and he has been here and missing school for the past 6 school days.  Back to the doctor twice (told my daughter it was viral and just had to wait it out.  In the meantime he is barking like a dog, running a temp and feels terrible.  Back to the doctor for the third time yesterday, he has pneumonia!  Ugh.....

Now at least he has meds which they are telling my daughter should knock it out in 24-48 hours.  He is downstairs, sleeping on my couch.  He just turned 16 and is never sick.  Missed all that school work, soccer practices and games...............

It's been awhile since I colored up a Penny Black image.  I love this one!




Stamp - Bee Costume (2001)
Sentiment Stamp - Repeat Impressions
Yellow, White, blue card stock 
Designer Paper - DCWV
Circle dies - Spellbinders Grand dies
Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart
Daisy and leaf dies - Creative Expressions-Sue Wilson
Bees - Jolee' Stickers
Start Dust Stickles
Color with Copic Markers

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Nature
Penny Black and More - Add a sentiment

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






Monday, September 19, 2016

HMFMC # 226 - AUTUMM



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

It's my turn to Host 

** NEW CHALLENGE, HMFMC#226 **

and I chose the theme
"AUTUMN" 
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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My Card



Stamp - An Apple a Day, House Mouse Designs
Fall stamp is an unmounted stamp from my stash.
Colored with Copic Markers
Spellbinders circle dies
Red, Black and black and beige Gingham papers
Yellow satin Ribbon
Leaves are stickers

We are Generously  Sponsored by;

We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
 
HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  How exciting is that? :)

AND


Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


 
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 that can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.comFor 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

Wow! What fabulous Prizes, eh?  Be sure to enter for your chance to win!

The design team has posted some wonderful inspiration over
on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog.  Hope you
will scoot on over and have a peek.  We would LOVE it if you would
enter a card or project in the Autumn challenge.  We love seeing
what you come up with.


This Challenge closes at Midnight (EST) on Saturday, October 1st,

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





Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

I saw a post the other day on Facebook with the days before Halloween, 
Thanksgiving, and Christmas listed.

So, I thought I should at least get going on a few Halloween cards
for my little friends I send cards to.

I bought this image at Sharon's booth at the Stamp Show recently.
My Granddaughter went away to college this month, and she misses
her kitty (an all black cat with yellow eyes), and her kitty misses her.
So I thought this sweet stamp was perfect.




Stamps - Wild Rose Studio - Halloween Cat (C1491)
Love you to the Moon and Bat - Hero Arts
Paper - Pearl Purple, black, white and orange dotted card stock.
Card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches with a white mat and a purple mat.
I used a small star hand held punch and punched some stars 
and small holes into the purple paper before adhering it
to the white card stock mat.
Bat and witches hat on inside are a Mega Marvey punch
Inside word die is Tim Holtz, Sizzix
A punched circle is sponged with a light yellow then a deeper 
yellow ink leaving the center white, for the moon.
Cat is colored with Copics, then fussy cut out.
Various stickles used.
Self stick star gems

So, how many more days until Halloween, 43
Thanksgiving 67, Christmas 98.

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

 



Monday, September 12, 2016

HMFMC # 225 - MAKE A SPLASH - MID WEEK REMINDER

We're back for our midweek reminder and some inspiration for you to join us.

Our talented teammate, DORTE is hosting Challenge 225 and she
chose the theme:

MAKE A SPLASH
Anything with water

and you always have the option of anything goes for all our challenges.






Stamp - HMD, Puddle Fun
Sentiment Front of card Whipper Snapper Designs Inc.
Inside of card - Penny Black
Paper - Orange and Aqua Bazzill card stock base card.
Designer paper is about 20 years old and I was thrilled
to find this sheet in my stash!!!!
Little frogs are an old punch
Star Dust Stickles, Swiss dot orange ribbon from Michael's
Colored with Copic Markers

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

SIMON SAYS STAMP
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!


Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

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!

AND

Pink Gem Designs 

Bio
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 at nanaseaside60@hotmail.co.uk to claim their prize.



 The challenge runs through September 17th at midnight.  We would love for you to join the fun and enter a card or project. The design team has come up with some wonderful inspiration for you, so click on over for a peek at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog.

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






BSS IDEA - Snowman Ornament

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Finally, some relief from the oppressive humidity that we have had
for what seems like forever.  Was nice to open windows and actually
sit outside yesterday.  And  the plants in our yard  soaked up the
needed rain. 

I LOVE Woodware stamps.  And when I saw this quirky
 snowman ornament, just had to have it and could not wait to color it up and
make a card.  So many new Christmas and Fall stamps in the store
right now!!!

Close up of snowman stamp





Card is a 4 1/4x5 1/2 inch white card stock card base
Stamps - Woodware-Large Snowman Bauble (FRS024)
Inside Sentiment - docrafts - Magical Christmas (PMA907935) 
Paper - My Mind's Eye - Comfort and Joy 12x12 Paper pack
Die - Impression Obsession - Pine Bough (DIE021-N)
Star Dust and Holly green Stickles
Red Twine Bow
Colored with Copic Markers

I fussy cute the ornament out, ran a black marker around the edge.
Ran the red twine through the hanger on the stamp, and
tied it to the popped up pine bough, then made a bow.

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







Monday, September 5, 2016

HMFMC # 225 - Make a Splash - Anything with water

A big welcome back, House Mouse Fans.  A new
House Mouse and Friends Monday 
Challenge #225 starts today.

Our Talented Teammate Dorte, is our Hostess  
for this first challenge after a month long break!

Dorte chose the theme:

Make A Splash!

~ Anything with water goes ~

You can always use an Anything Goes theme for all
of our challenges as an alternative.




Closeup of image.


Stamp - HMD - Bunny Lift
Papers - DCWV
Corners - Old Sizzix die
Cuddlebug Embossing Folder
Ribbon
Colored with Copics

*** SPONSORS***


GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

SIMON SAYS STAMP
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!


Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads
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!

AND

Pink Gem Designs 

Bio
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 at nanaseaside60@hotmail.co.uk to claim their prize.

This challenge begins today and ends on September 17th at midnight EST.

We would love it if you joined the fun and entered a card into our challenge.
The design team has made some wonderful cards for your inspiration
to get you started, so hurry on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog and check them out.

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