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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

What's better than your best friend and an Ice Cream Cone

Hello friends.  A simple card today with an adorable Mo Manning digi.
Love this sweet image and paired it with papers from My Favorite Things,
and DCWV. Sentiment Stampendous clear stamp set. Colored with Copics



Hope everyone is having a good day.  Thanks for stopping by today. Until later....


Monday, September 18, 2017

HMFMC # 250 - SCHOOL DAYS

A brand new Challenge #250 begins today at the

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

I am excited to be Hostessing this challenge  

The Challenge theme I chose is
 SCHOOL DAYS

An anything goes option is always available
for all our challenges.

My daughter is a Kindergarten teacher.  Every year I send
her a card at her school a few days before school starts
to wish her a great school year.  This is the card I am
sending her this year.  I found the poem on the Web, and
I just love it.











Stamps -HMD-Chalk it Up (HMCR20) Stampendous
HMD-Teacher Time-(HMCR96)-Stampendous
Designer Paaper - Michaels 
Letters and Numbers - cuttlebug Die
Colored with Copics.

 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 Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  How exciting is that? :)
You have to be in it to win it!!!!

  SECOND GENEROUS  SPONSOR IS

We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at 

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
I am offering this stamp to one lucky winner who 
enters this challenge.
House Mouse Designs - Rainfall Shelter - HMCR101
Awww, right?

Check out the inspiration my fellow teammates have
come up with at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, then
get busy and join the fun.  We love to visit you to see what you come
up with.

This challenge ends at midnight, Saturday September 30th, EST.

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





BSS IDEA

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Summer temps are back but I am showing you a Fall card, with a
wonderful pumpkin and succulents..........


Close up of image





Stamp - Impression Obsession (F20339)
Sentiment Stamp - Power Poppy-Feeling Fall (PPAUG1602
Papers used - White, Dark Green and Dark Brown card stock
Designer Paper - Bo Bunny - Garden Party
Dies - Spellbinders - Regular and Scalloped circles
Card is 5x7 inches
Colored with Copics
Left the card pretty simple because I didn't want to
cover too much of the wonderful designer paper.

That's it for me this week, hope you can enjoy some summer like
weather coming our way this coming week.

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


Friday, September 15, 2017

Christmas Stand Up Card

Hi Friends.  Have heard from a few blogging friends that weathered Hurricane Irma in Florida last week and so happy to hear that they are okay.  Praying for those who have lost everything and are trying to put their lives back together, cannot even image the stress they are going through.

I've made a Christmas Stand Up Card with some adorable snowmen.

Card Closed


Card Opened




OH NO, forgot to color his nose and rosy cheeks!


Stamp Set (including both sentiments - Inky Antics Sweety Snowman #1 (10913LC)
Background paper from my Stash (old)
Snowflake die - Sizzix, Tim Holtz (14 different snowflakes in the set)
Snowflake Centers - Want to Scrap
Snowflake Border - Martha Stewart Punch
Candies were cut from a piece of designer paper and coated
with WOW clear Sparkley embossing powder
Card is cut from Kraft
Card is 6 x 12 inches
Folded will fit into a 5x7 envie
Scored at 2 inches, and four inches on either end
The two inch score lines are Valley folds
The four inch score lines are Mountain folds
Mark down from the top of the card on either end 3 inches
Line up the three inch mark with the four inch score line
at the top and cut
Fold score lines and decorate.

Did you notice that the little snowman
with the mug had no rosy cheeks and his carrot
nose didn't get colored?.  I have since fixed that
but didn't want to retake the pictures!

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


Monday, September 11, 2017

HMFMC # 249 - Midweek Reminder Use Vellum or Aperature

Challenge #249 continues at the

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

 Our talented teammate  Dorte Kvist is our hostess
and has chosen the theme:

 'I can see right through you'

Make a creation using vellum or something similar, 
 an aperture card or other things you can look through.

As always welcome to use an anything goes theme for
all of our challenges.

A sweet little shaker card with multi-colored sequins.


Stamp - HMD - Confetti Shower - Stampendous


 Generous SPONSOR for this challenge is 



We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,


Winner will receive a Fabuluous $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.  

Would love to have you join in and enter a card/or project for this challenge.  We love to visit you to see what you come up With.

Design team has come up with some mid-week inspiration, so scurry on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge for a peek then create something of your own using a House Mouse, Happy Hopper, or Gruffie image by House Mouse Designs, and enter the
challenge.

This challenge ends, Saturday, September 16th at midnight.

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





BSS IDEA - CHRISTMAS PUP

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.
It seems like the days are just flying by.  Before we know it, we will be preparing
for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

So, on that note, I thought I would show you a sweet "Christmas Pup" card.



Stamp - Holly Pup - Stampendous (Laurel Burch)( LBCW009)
Paper - Red Glitter Paper, white card stock
Snowflake die - Sizzix (Tim Holtz Alterations) (661599)
There are 14 different snowflakes included in this set.
Inside sentiment -docrafts (PMA-907935)
Glossy Accents on eyes
Red Stickles on berries
Sequins are wonderful, don't know who 
makes them, but Sharon would know.
Colored with Copic Markers

By the way, 105 days until Christmas!

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






Sunday, September 10, 2017

DAYBREAK

Hello stamping friends.  A quick post to share a card I made recently.  I am loving these Penny Black scene stamps.  Lots of videos on you tube to show you how they are done.

By changing the colors you use for the sky, it could be a nighttime or sunset scene.


Stamp - Penny Black - Dressed in Snow (40-583)

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

  

Monday, September 4, 2017

HMFMC #249 -USE VELLUM OR AN APERATURE

A new Challenge #249 for the

 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge begins today.

                 Our talented teammate and Hostess for this challenge is

 Dorte Kvist

and she has chosen the fun theme
 'I can see right through you'
Make a creation using vellum, or an aperture card.

You also always have the option of using an anything goes theme
as long as you use a House Mouse Designs, Mouse, Gruffie or
 Happy Hopper image.

This challenge closes on Saturday, September 16th at midnight  EST

My Card
Close up of image

Close up of sentimen on vellum 

Using a Spellbinders die, I cut both pieces and used the
one the image is on for the inside and also the same
die for the Aperature on the front of the card. 

Stamp - House Mouse Design-Snow Cap Nap (HMCP55) Stampendous
Snowflakes dies - Sizzix Tim Holtz 14 piece snowflake die set
Die on front of card and inside is Spellbinders
White glitter paper, pink vellum 
Card is 5x7 inches pink pearl paper
Rhinestones and liquid pearl acents
The Art Institute pink glitter
Colored with Copics

Our 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.  

The design team has come up with some beautiful
 inspiration, so scurry on over to the
 for a peek, then get busy and create your
 own masterpiece  and enter the challenge.

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 - INTO THE WOODS

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA.

Happy Labor Day.  Summer sure left in a hurry over the weekend, right?
Did your furnace kick in?  Ours did not, but I read friends posts on facebook that
said theirs did.  Hope you are doing something fun today to celebrate this 
last holiday of the summer before you return to your regular routine.

Today's card is another Penny Black wonderful scene stamp.
The card was hard to photograph and is so much prettier in person.






Stamp - Penny Black - Winter's Forest (40-581)
White and light blue card stock
Die ink pads (distress inks), Marvey brush markers
Stampendous - Chunky white embossing enamel
Snowflake embossing folder
Gold stretchy string bow
Finished card is 5x6 1/2 inches

Using the Misti, and the ink pads and brush markers
stamp the scene on smooth white card stock. You can epeat
this step several times to get good coverage.
Using a darker color brown, ink just the trunks and branches of 
the trees again.  Without removing the stamp, clean it thoroughly
then stamp with Versafine watermark ink and stamp the
image again.  Remove the stamped image from the Misti and
emboss with clear embossing powder.

Using a sponge applicator, add color to the background as desired.
When you are happy with the color background, rub the entire image
with a paper towel to remove any ink on the embossed  trees.

If desired, sprinkle the chunky white embossing  emanel randomly
around the image and heat from the BOTTOM, otherwise it will just
blow right off your image.

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