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Monday, October 31, 2016

HMFMC # 229 - CHRISTMAS

A new  challenge #229 begins today!


Our very talented mousey sister, LORRAINE
 is hosting this time.
Lorraine chose the theme

"Christmas"

 (Please note, you can ALWAYS use an Anything Goes theme for
any of our challenges)

close up of image - Poinsettia





Stamp - House Mouse Designs
Gold and red mirror paper from Michaels
Circle and scalloped circle dies Spellbinders
Gold Glitter Paper
Pine Bough die - Gina Marie
Gold Metallic ribbon for bow
Colored with Copics


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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!

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The design team has some awesome inspiration for you on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog.  Scoot on over and have a look, then join us for this fun challenge.

Challenge # 229 runs through November November 12, 2016 at Midnight EST..

We love to visit you to see what you come up with.

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






BSS IDEA - BALLOONS MAKE YOU HAPPY

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

There is just something about balloons that make you happy.
Children and adults alike just light up at the sight of
balloons.

I was drawn to this stamp by the balloons, and the fact
that it makes the entire front on a card, including
the sentiment.  There is an entire line of them, and
Sharon featured classes using them.

Here is my take on the birthday balloon card.


The inside of the card.


Stamp - Stampendous - (CRR259) Birthday Balloons
Inside Sentiment -Hero Arts (C2826)
Bright Yellow Card Stock card is 41/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Matted with white and Golden yellow card stock.
Balloon die on inside is Martha Stewart
Hand drawn strings

That all for me today.  Happy Halloween!
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later.....

Sunday, October 30, 2016

LET IT SNOW - MAN


Hi friends.  I'm getting back into my stamp room after a 10 day visit from a long time friend 
from Austin, Texas.  We met when our husbands were in the military and have remained friends all these years.  We ate, we drank, we laughed, we cried, so many great times with each other and our families and lots of memories made. 

I am always on the lookout for a new (to me) card design.  My niece told me about
a card she made and loved, so I went looking for it on YouTube. Could not wait to make
one.

The front of the card.


Partially opened.


Fully opened.


I pulled these old adorable snowmen and lady out of the snowman
drawer, many have not seen ink in a very long time.  Papers
are by The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby).  Colored with Copics.

The link to the video is HERE
http://www.maymaymadeit.com/blogs/news/twist-pop-up-card-the-easiest-way-i-could-figure-out

Amy Helms takes you through the making of this card one step at a time,
in clear, easy to follow directions.

She also has a written supply list just below the video and measurements
for the three pieces you will need to make this card.

I tweaked the instructions a little bit with the decorating and size
of the card, but the mechanism that makes this card work is the
important part.  AND, full of other possibilities.

That's it for me today.  Have a wonderful Sunday.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later.............


Monday, October 24, 2016

BSS IDEA - Autumn

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hi Friends, well the rain and cooler temps sure brought out the
colors of Fall and lots of falling leaves this past week.
We took a ride on Sunday to see the changing colors of
the trees and they are just spectacular.

So this weeks card features an Autumn/ Thanksgiving theme today.




Stamp - Stampingbella - Casey has a cornucopia (eb416)
All dies used (Oval, scalloped oval, circles and leaves
are Spellbinders.
Stem of pumpkin is hand drawn and cut and run through a crimper
Raffia bow 
colored with Copics

To make the card, I used two orange circles overlapped and an oval
in the middle.  Popped up the image matted on a black scalloped oval
attached to the orange oval in the middle of the overlapped circles.

To make the back of the card, I did the same thing with all white cardstock
scored about a half inch from the top adhered a line of adhesive tape
and attached the two pieces on the score line.

Happy Fall Ya'll.

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


Monday, October 17, 2016

HMFMC # 228 - SHAPE IT UP - CREATE A SHAPED CARD

A new Challenge #228 starts today.
Our hostess is our talented teamie, LORI.

THEME : Shape it up

Create a Shaped card

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I made my card in the shape of candy corn.
Added the sweet mouse image , sentiment and bats.

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This challenge runs through Saturday October 29 at midnight EST.

The design team have come up with some great inspiration for this challenge.
Scoot on over and take a peek, then join in the fun and enter a card in the challenge.

We love to visit and check out what YOU come up with.

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



BSS IDEA - OH WHAT FUN

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

What wonderful weather we were blessed with over the weekend.
Well, you know it won't last.  Today's card is a sampling of the weather
to come, but what a beautiful stamp it is!




Stamps - Northwoods Rubber Stamps (P10134) Ice Skaters
Inside Sentiment - Northwoods Rubber Stamps
Card is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches turquoise card stock
Silver ribbon
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing Folder
Die cut - Snowflake Ribbon-Poppystamps, Inc.(1249)
Star Dust and Ice Stickles
Colored with Copics

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

Monday, October 10, 2016

HMFMC # 227 - MIDWEEK REMINDER - BRANCH OUT

THE House and Friends Monday Challenge,  #227
CONTINUES FOR ONE MORE WEEK.

Our very talented floating design Team member,
 Kate Wiles is graciously hosting this challenge

THEME : Branch Out
Any type of branch on your image

And you are always welcome to use an Anything goes theme.




Stamp -HMD - Choir Practice
Colored with Copics
Spellbinder's Grand Dies for card shape

We are graciously 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!




This is a fun challenge and the design team as come up with some wonderful inspiration for you.  Please scoot on over and check it out, then join the fun and create something wonderful yourself.  WE LOVE to visit and see what you come up with.

Challenge # 227, Branch Out run through October 15th at midnight EST.

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





BSS MONDAY IDEA - Special Delivery

Welcome to this weeks edition of the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff  Monday Idea.


Loving the nip in the air here.  We have two giant Chestnut trees in our front yard,
 and the squirrels are working vigorously collecting and burying them for winter,
 even though I feed them all winter!!

Do you love stamp sets that can be used for different occasions? 
  Me Too!  The stamp set I used today is a Christmas Stamp set.  I decided to make
 a birthday card with the dies and stamps in the set.  



And a girly one at that!!

Stamp set includes dies and stamps for truck, tree and packages, plus holiday words.
Stampendous - Truck Tidings (CLD01)
Sentiment stamp - Penny Black-Sprinkles and Sparkles clear set (30-297)
Sponged gray at the bottom of the white mat, and sponged a sky with a
torn paper towel edge at the top.
Gras is a die From Poppy Stamps - Grassland Border (825).
  I cut the grass down some.
Balloon die is Cottage Cutz - Balloon Bouquet (CCE-151)
Star Dust Stickles
Colored with Copic Markers

Can't wait to use it for Christmas too!

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

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Autumn's Glory


Good Sunday friends. Finally feeling better today for the first time in a few days. 
 I think I am on the other side of this cold thank goodness.

I bought this beautiful stamp at a stamp show here in August.
And colored it up right away, I could not wait to use these awesome
rich Fall colors, then I set it aside and didin't make a card with it.

Finally stole a few minutes to do just that.



Image - Just for Fun Stamps
Paper is from a old Fall stack
Square 4 inch paper doily
Gingham bow
Colored with Copic Markers
Sprayed with Perfect Pearls (Gold) mixed with water
in a mini mister.
This makes such a lovely glow on the leaves, but
the camera doesn't pick it up.
Maybe if you click to enlarge.

That's it for me today, need to put up decoration for 
Halloween, behind because of this cold!!

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

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Goodnight Moon


Still fighting a cold, but spent some time in my craft room today.  

When my Granddaughter was little, she was fascinated with the moon.
We always had to say Goodnight moon before she went to bed and look out
the window to see if we could see it.  So.....when I was this wonderful die
I just had to have it.  This card will be mailed out to college soon so
she knows I am thinking of her.





Dies - Moon - Tattered Lace
Oval - Darice
Rectangle - Spellbinders
Paper is old DCWV
Card is 61/2 x 5 inches Cream Card Stock
Gold paper behind the rectangle

That's it, kept it simple, not bling, wanted the moon
to shine on its own!

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

PUMPKIN SPICE

Hello.  Hope your day is starting out good.  With the change in the weather, both my Hubs and I 
have caught a cold.  Functioning, but runny noses and coughing are no fun.  Need to get out in the garden and dismantle my plant boxes today, the plants are looking pretty much like they are done.

So before all that, I will share a card I made with a Mo Manning Digital Image.  I recently joined
her face book group, and she has come out with some wonderful Fall images.  I bought three new ones, I have a lot of Mo's digi's and stamps, love her little kids and pets.



Sweet Little Yorkie





Digi - Pumpkin Spice - Mo Manning
Papers - Old Fall DCWV Fall Stack
Pumpkin Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Stitched Square Die - Gina Marie
Spellbinders Grand Die Square
Center Die - Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson
Ribbon - May Arts
Leaves were cut from the same designer paper
Orange and Yellow Stickles on leaves
Card is 6x6 inches
Colored with Copic Markers

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

Monday, October 3, 2016

HMFMC # 227 - BRANCH OUT

A new challenge begins today at House and Friends Monday Challenge, #227

Our very talented floating design Team member,
 Kate Wiles is graciously hosting this challenge

THEME : Branch Out
Any type of branch on your image

And you are always welcome to use an Anything goes theme.




Awwww......right?



Stamp - House Mouse Design - Cuddle Bug
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Stencil for background - Memory Box
Pink Textured Card Stock 5x7 inch card base
Paper - K & Company
Distress edges inked with distress ink
Flowers - Prima
Pink and gold ribbon
Colored with Copics

We are graciously 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!




This is a fun challenge and the design team as come up with some wonderful inspiration for you.  Please scoot on over and check it out, then join the fun and create something wonderful yourself.  WE LOVE to visit and see what you come up with.

Challenge # 227, Branch Out run through October 15th at midnight EST.

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