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Monday, April 24, 2017

HMFMC # 239 - Midway Reminder - STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS


Just a quick reminder that the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
is at the midway point.  You still have plenty of time to join us.
Challenge ends at midnight, Saturday, April 29th. 
I'm hosting this challenge, and have chosen the theme:

Stop and Smell the Flowers

Add a flower to your card or project, either
on the HMD image, designer papers,  or as an embellishment
Easy Peasy, right?

Generous Sponsor for this challenge is




Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com 

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  
Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook.  



I have donated this stamp prize for
one lucky winner.. 








Stamps - HMD Helping Hand HMKR1034 Stampabilities
Little Mouse - Stampa Rosa
Sentiment - Stampendous 
Papers - Joann's Stack
White Die cuts - Gina Marie
Bow Die - Marianne Designs
Side Step card
Little bees - stickers
Colored with Copics

 This challenge closes at Midnight (EST) on Saturday, April 29th.

We can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.
The design team has some wonderful inspiration, so
scoot on over to the House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog
and check them out, then join us for a chance to win that $ 20 shopping
spree at Stampendous, or the adorable clear stamp set.

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






BSS IDEA - THAT'S HER RIDE


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff  Idea.

Finally some sun after so much rain!  All the plants are popping up
in my yard, and the fish in my pond are swimming around near
the top, and not only did they all survive the winter, but we have
spotted a baby, which was probably born in late Fall.

This week's card is a simple design of a very girly bike.
All in pink with a basket of lovely flowers, who wouldn't want
to peddle around on such a pretty ride.




Stamp - Bicycle Basket (CRW180) Stampendous
Papers - White and Pink card stock
Designer paper - Lawn Fawn Winter 6x6 Stack
White card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/5 inches
Colored with Copics

Note:  I stamped the basket of flowers a second time
and colored it up and fussy cut it out.  Then just popped it up to give
the card added dimension. 

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

Monday, April 17, 2017

HMFMC # 239 - STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS

A new challenge begins today at the
 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

I am hosting this challenge and have chosen the theme:

Stop and Smell the Flowers.
Use flowers in your HM image, papers, or embellishments.


I made a box card, this is the card closed for mailing.


This is the box opened







Stamps - HMCP67 - Dandelion Bouquet - Stampendous
HMCV14 - Rain Flower - Stampendous
HMCV 32 - Floral Trumpet - Stampendous
HMJR1074 -Everything is coming up Roses -
Stampabilities
Papers - Graphic 45 Floral designer paper, 
blue and yellow and white card stock
Flower die - Memory Box
Colored with Copics

Generous Sponsor for this challenge is


We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com 

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  
Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook.  



I'm giving away this stamp prize for
one lucky winner..  




 This challenge closes at Midnight (EST) on Saturday, April 29th.

We can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.
The design team has come up with some wonderful inspiration, so
scoot on over to the House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog
and check them out, then join us for a chance to win that $ 20 shopping
spree at Stampendous, or the adorable clear stamp set.

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



BSS IDEA - Little Red Wagon

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Day.

Are you old enough to remember when children's wagons were
made of metal or wooden with slates?

Today's card is the metal version of what was popular
long ago.  Now they are all plastic and have cup holders and
seats!

This wonderful image is using the wagon in the garden.


Close up 



Stamps - Wagon - Garden Wagon - Stampendous (CRP299)
Sentiment - A Muse Artstamps 
Inside Sentiemtn - Wordsworth
Red card stock base card 4 1/4x51/2 inches
White and red card stock layers using
 stitched rectangle dies.
Small gingham bow
Colored with Copics

Here's hoping that Spring is on it's way, and we
can get out into our gardens soon.

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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

EASTER SURPRISE PACKAGES

Finishing up my Easter crafts.  I have made these wonderful envelope gift holders before
for Christmas and birthdays since.  

These Easter envelopes hold a chocolate bar and cash!
You can make them smaller by using a smaller square piece
of card stock, for cash or gift cards.
And I am positive that my little friends are going to love them.

These are made from one 12x12 sheet of double sided paper.
If you want to watch a video to see how quickly they go together
Here it is.




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


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

MY SLATTED BASKET

Hello, hope everyone having a wonderful day.  

I finally got to make a Slatted Basket this week, and I thought I would show it to you.
It was fun to make and would be a perfect little gift filled with whatever
suits the reason for the the gift-giving.

Since we are so close to Easter, I placed a small fuzzy chick and some sparkly eggs
in mine.







I used one sheet of 12x12 paper for the box base
1 Sheet of 12 x 12 paper for the slats
White card stock for the scalloped border
Ribbon for a bow
I cut everything out before I started so I could just
assemble the basket all at once.
I found the video for making this basket at:
https://www.maymaymadeit.com/blogs/news/tagged/slatted-basket

and MayMay takes you through each step with wonderful
Southern Charm and humor!!

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

EGGS IN THE GRASS CARD

Hi friends, a damp and dark day with rain today.  Good time to catch up 
with stamping and coloring. Need to get my local Easter cards in the mail.  

The card for today was made from an old stamp from Creative Impressions, which
no longer makes rubber stamps.  I love this beautiful stamps and every time I
color it up, it is so much fun.


Beautiful papers are from Fawn Lawn, Perfect Plaids, love these too.
Colored with Copics.

Sending this card off to someone who needs a little love and encouragement
right now, hope it brightens her day.

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

HMFMC # 238 - MIDWAY REMINDER - FOOD AND/OR DRINK

Challenge # 238 continues for another week at the
 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Our talented teammate, Christineis our hostess this time
and has chosen the theme: 

Food and/or Drink

(You can always use an anything goes theme for any of our challenges.)



Challenge # 238 runs from today through April 15th at midnight, EST.





Stamp - Coffee Crazy - HMD - Stampendous (HMCR99)
Sentiment Stamp - Inkadinkado
Triangle card made with square scallop folded
Papers - DCWV
Blue gems  and small green gems - Queen and Co.
Colored with Copics

Two Generous Sponsors

House-Mouse Designs(R)  
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? :)


 Second Generous Sponsor 


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!


We would love to have you join us.  The design team has come up with some great inspiration, so scoot on over to the House Mouse and Friends challenge blog and have a peek.  Then get busy and join the fun.  You must use a House Mouse Design image, to enter the challenge.  We love to visit you and see what you come up with.

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




BSS IDEA - Coloring on Black

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff  Monday Idea.

This weeks idea was to color a stamped image on black card stock.



Stamp - Stampendous - Hummingbird Blossom (LBCR003)
Stamped with white Brilliance Pad, and heat set.
Colored with Prisma Color Pencils
Went back over some areas with a white Gel Pen
Yellow Stickles and White Liquid Pearls on flower center
Used a Cuttlebug embossing dot folder to emboss the front
of the card.
The purple mat is cut from a Grand die by Spellbinders
and embossed with a Cuttlebug Anna Griffin EF.

For the inside I used the same stamp stamped in white and
the sentiment.

Try coloring on a dark card stock for a different effect.

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

BUNNIES

I was playing around in the stamp room yesterday with some cute little papercrafts I found on 
Pinterest.  These bunnies were made for three little friends of mine, who will surely enjoy the
treats inside.




It uses the Top Notefrom Stampin' Up  die but you could just as well use an oval or square. and various circle, oval and heart punches.  The box between the two top note dies is an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch piece of paper.  Score on both sides of the 81/2 inch length at 1inch.  Score the shorter side at 3 1/2 and 5 inches.  Cut up to the 1 inch score lines where they cross the 3 1/2 and 5 inch score lines on both sides.  Fold all score lines and tape sides together to form a box 

And, of course add a fluffy tail to the back when finished.

That's all for me today, feeling a little under the weather, going to rest.

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


Monday, April 3, 2017

HMFMC # 238 - FOOD AND/OR DRINK

A new Challenge #238 begins today at the House Mouse and Friends 
Monday Challenge.

Our talented teammate, Christine, is our hostess this time
and has chosen the theme: 

Food and/or Drink

(You can always use an anything goes theme for any of our challenges.)



Challenge # 238 runs from today through April 15th at midnight, EST.





Stamp - Soft Serve Spill - HMC92-Stampendous
Papers - DCWV
Flowers - Sizzix
Sparkly gems from my stash
Words cut from a page in a
 paper stack from Michaels
Colored with Copics
Sponged with distress inks

Two Generous Sponsors

House-Mouse Designs(R)  
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? :)

 Second Generous Sponsor 


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!

We would love to have you join us.  The design team has come up with some great inspiration, so scoot on over to the House Mouse and Friends challenge blog and have a peek.  Then get busy and join the fun.  You must use a House Mouse Design image, to enter the challenge.  We love to visit you and see what you come up with.

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