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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CALLA LILIES

Happy Tuesday. Sure everyone is tired from the long weekend.

I made this simple card for a friend whose favorite flower is
the Calla Lily.



Stamp - Northwood Rubber Stamps
Butterfly die - Memory Box
Paper - Yellow, yellow polkadot and white cardstock
Colored with Copics

Have a great Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by today, Until later......

Monday, May 29, 2017

HMFMC # 242 - THINK PINK

A brand new Challenge #242 begins today at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


 Our talented teammate and Hostess for this challenge is 

 Diane 

and she has chosen the theme

"Think Pink"
(As much pink as you like !!)
or you are always welcome to use an Anything Goes theme as long as
you include a House Mouse Designs image in your entry.

How cute is this new stamp!! LOVE IT.





Stamps - HMD - Crib Time (HMCP78) Stampendous
Baby Dear - Inkadinkado Clear Set
Baby Border Die - Die-Versions
Oval Dies - Spellbinders
Leaf Spray Die - Gina Marie
Ribbon and Pearl Flowers - JoAnns
Colored with Copics

Our Generous SPONSOR for this challenge is 

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? :)


Our Second Prize


donated by our teamie Diane is a bundle
of beautiful pink ribbons and a darling
little House Mouse Stamp.


Fabulous, Diane, thanks so much.


The design team has come up with some pretty nifty inspiration for you, so scurry on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog and see for yourself, then add an entry of your own.  We love to visit and see
what you come up with!

This challenge ends on June 10th at midnight EST.

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








BSS IDEA - Peony Bouquet

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Whew, went and got flowers and planted up a storm this weekend.
Still have three flats of  flower for the pot on the patio to do.

Speaking of flowers, this weeks card was made from the Altenew
Peony Bouquet stamp set. Instead of using various shades of one 
color to stamp the different layers of  the stamps, I stamped the flower
out using black ink and colored with Copics.  




Stamps - Altenew Peony Bouquet
Paper - Kaiser Craft - P2307 Blush Sugar and Sage Collection
Die - Spellbinders Decorative Circles
Colored with Copics

Hope everyone is enjoying a long weekend.
Please remember those families who have
lost a service member, for those families 
everyday is a day of remembrance.

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

BUTTERFLY

Hello, raining again here, just we we need!  Got all my in ground flowers bought and planted
yesterday, thankfully.  Just need to make up the patio pots with impatients and I'm done.
Good thing too, because I am bushed!!!

I made a card today for the technique they showed on Split Coast Stampers.
It's called smack down.  You chose a stamp, then you stamp it down on a
piece of card stock until it is full.  Some great examples of cards folks
made too with this technique.  Here is mine:



Flower stamp - Stampendous Fresh Bloom (2007)
, Sentiment - Just for Fun
Butterfly - Memory Box

Off to the craft room for a play this afternoon since it's raining.

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

Monday, May 22, 2017

HMFMC - # 241 Midweek Reminder - Embossing Wet or Dry

Challenge # 241 continues for another week  at the

 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Challenge #241 is hosted by our talented teammate

 Lorraine 
and she has chosen the theme
***EMBOSSING*** 
(WET OR DRY)
       An Anyhting Goes theme is always an option with all our challenges.



I wet embossed the image,  dry embossed the white card base and
the flowered designer paper.

Stamp - HMD - Flower Arranging-Stampendous (HMCP72)
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Dies - Spellbinders
Flowers - Petals from Bridal Dept at Michaels
Butterfly - Michaels
Pearls and rhinestons - dollar store
Ribbon from my stash
Colored with Copics

Our Generous SPONSOR

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.  


 This challenge closes at Midnight (EST) on Saturday, April 27th.

We can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.
The design team has posted some more wonderful inspiration, so
and check them out, then join us for a chance to win that $ 20 shopping
spree at Stampendous.

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















BSS IDEA

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hello friends.  If you have been to the store recently, you
cannot help but to have seen the brightly colored samples
from Stampendous, of the beautiful Laurel Burch stamps as you
entered the store. There have been a couple of releases of these
wonderful stamps since Stampendous started to produce them.

What fun they are to color up!  And, underneath the stamp
display are brightly colored papers to go with them.
I bought several, but could not wait to color up and make
a card with these two purchases.

A close up of the stamped image.


The Card


Stamps - LBCP002 - Stampendous - Rainbow Safari
LBCR505 - Stampendous - 8 piece flower stamp and stencil set
Inside sentiment - Paper Smooches - I Heart Art FBS137
Paper - Bright yellow, pink, green, blue
Gold glitter paper mat under image
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Enamel Dots - The Pink Fresh Studio (153 pieces)
White embossing powder
Versamark clear embossing ink
Colored with Copic Markers
Card is 5x7 inches

Instead of coloring up the flowers, I stamped them on Bright
card stock colors with Versamark clear ink, then embossed
with White embossing powder.  There is a die set to go with
the Flower Stamp set, but I fussy cut them out.
There are 8 designs in the set including the leaves.

That's all for me today.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week.
Sue Drees




Monday, May 15, 2017

HMFMC # 241 - Embossing Wet or Dry

A new challenge starts today at the

 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Challenge #241 is hosted by our talented teammate

 Lorraine 
and she has chosen the theme
***EMBOSSING*** 
(WET OR DRY)
       An Anyhting Goes theme is always an option with all our challenges.





I wet embossed the image and dry embossed the background paper

Stamp - House Mouse Designs - Doorbell Ringers HMCW07 Stampendous
Sentiment - Make an impression
Paper - White, Tan, deep red card stock Designer papers
are Fab Scraps
Flowers are pulled from a silk stalk from Michaels with a matching
pearl center
Colored with Copics.

Our Generous SPONSOR


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.  

AND
Lols has this adorable 'Helium Ride' Cling Stamp to give away! 




 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
and check them out, then join us for a chance to win that $ 20 shopping
spree at Stampendous.


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









BSS IDEA - Shadow Stamping with Words

Hope all the Moms enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day.
  We enjoyed a great dinner out with our
daughter, son-in-law and our Granddaughter and Grandson, 
 Doesn't get much better than that!

There are a lot of new stamp sets with a large word stamp and
a bunch of small words that you can use to go with it.

I saw this shadow stamping technique done on SCS in the tutorials.



Stamp set -Hero Arts- Love Stamp and Cut (DC175)
(This set comes with a die for the large love stamp)
Inks - Hero Arts - Emerald Green and Mint Julep.
Papers- Green dots Authentique, Imagine Three,  Core'dination
Coral small dots
twine sponged with distress Ripe Raspberry ink.
Sequins

I used the Misti.  I simply stamped the word Love and
the stitched heart and curly lines where I wanted them
on the card with the darker color ink.  I then moved
the stamps ever so slightly up and to the right and stamped
again with the lighter shade of ink to get the shadow
effect.  You can use a clear acrylic block with a clear stamp also.

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



Monday, May 8, 2017

HMFMC 240 - Midweek Reminder - SUMMERTIME

It's the midweek reminder for Challenge #240
at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Our talented teammate
 Sue Kment 
has chosen the theme

SUMMERTIME 
You are always welcome to use an Anything Goes option
for any of our challenges.




Stamp - Beach Time Fun - HMD 
Spellbinder's Grand Scalloped Circles Die
Sun is a punch
Palm Tree is an old stamp-company
 no longer in business.
Sentiment is cut from a K & Co. Border 
Shells - K & Co stickers
Background sponged
Colored with Copics

Our Generous Sponsors are: 

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? :)

Our 2nd Generous Sponsor is 

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 challenge closes at Midnight (EST) on Saturday, May 13th.

We can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.

The design team has more wonderful inspiration, so
and check them out, then join us for a chance to win one of the
super prizes on offer.


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






BSS IDEA - Precious Babies

Happy Monday.  Has everyone had enough RAIN?
 Sure has been a wet Spring.  Lilacs and Bleeding Hearts are in full bloom
 but haven't been able to be outside to enjoy them.

Today's card is one of the many new designs by Ellen Jareckie who is the artist
behind  House Mouse Designs.




How cute is this stamp?

Stamp - Crib Times-House Mouse Designs-Stampendous (HMCP78)
Paper - White and green card stock
Designer Paper -My Favorite Things- Hearts & Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack
Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Rectangles Die
Small gingham bow
Colored with Copics

Just the sweetest little image for a baby card.

Did you know you could make a card from any shape die cut?
Just cut two matching pieces from a die of your choice.
On the piece that will be used for the back of the card,
score a line across the top about 3/4 inch wide.
Fold on the score line then open it up again. Place adhesive
on the 3/4 inch portion.  Line up the other piece that
will be the front of the card and adhere it to the back
piece.

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

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A MAGICAL BIRTHDAY

Rain, Rain, go away.  so much water in our yard and the pond is full to the top!   They are predicting rain for everyday this week.....ugh....

I made this fun card just because.  Have had this idea in my head for a while and when I got the
Hero Arts goldfish multi-layering stamps and dies, I just had to make it..

Close up 






Stamps - Goldfish, Hero Arts (and dies), Mermaid and Fish Bowl
are old stamps from companies that are out of business.
Aqua glitter paper
White embossing powder
Acetate
orange dotted swiss ribbon
Colored with Copics

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







Monday, May 1, 2017

HMFMC #240 - SUMMERTIME

A new Challenge #240 begins today and runs 
through Saturday, May 13th at midnight at the
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Our Talented teammate and Hostess  
Sue Kment
has chosen the theme:

SUMMERTIME 



Stamp - House Mouse Designs - Frozen Treat HMR67 Stampendous
Sentiment - Michaels dollar bin
Paper - Fawn Lawn Winter Stack
Flowers - Michaels dollar bin
Bees - Stickers
Corners - Punch
Enamel dots
Butterfly, cut from border from K & Co.
Colored with Copics
Star Dust Stickles

AWESOME 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? :)

Our 2nd Generous Sponsor is 

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 such a fun and easy challenge, why not scurry on over to the
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog and check out the
inspiration by the design team.  Then show us what you got by entering
a card or project in the challenge.  A chance to win some great prizes
are on offer.

And, we love to visit and see what you come up with.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Have a great day.  Until later.....