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Monday, October 30, 2017

HMFMC # 253 - Always Anything Goes with optional theme "Preparing for Christmas"

A new Challenge # 253 begins today at the

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Our talented Teammate and Hostess is  aNNie 

Anything Goes 

OR 

Optional Theme "Preparing for Christmas"
Please remember you must use a House Mouse
Design Image on your entry.

My Card




Making sure the hat fits!!

 Stamp - 2004 Feline Navidad - Stampabilities
I was so excited to get this stamp on ebay recently, love it!
Background Paper is Mary Englebreit from Michaels
Red bow, little plastic candy cane
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 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? :)

...AND.....

Our generous hostess, Annie is offering this gorgeous Christmas House Mouse Design stamp to one lucky winner... called Cling Leaf Sledding.
Requirement is you need to be a follower and use a House Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies image...and enter our challenge. [Anything goes or option theme is up to you]


Thanks Annie, what a cute stamp!

The design team has come up with some great inspiration for this challenge.  So, scurry on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog and check
them out, then get busy and enter a card of your own.  Wonderful prizes on offer.

We love to visit  you to see what you come up with and inspire us!! 
This challenge ends, Saturday, November 11th at midnight EST.


BSS IDEA - Pine Cone

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Do you love it when the leaves turn beautiful colors of red, gold, and
orange, and the days get cooler?  Me too, but not so much when
they start to fall from the trees and the raking begins.  We have
two old Horse Chestnut trees in our front yard and the chestnuts are 
enjoying a bumper crop this year.  Squirrels and young children are
enjoying this fact, me, not so much. I have raked and bagged ten
large clear garbage bags of the chestnuts, their prickly outer shells,
and their massive leaves.  AND, only about half the tree has shed it's
fall bounty.........ugh...

This week, I have a beautiful Pine Cone stamped image
for you.



Stamp - Penny Black - Cones and Berries (40-495)
Paper - Fawn Lawn - Plaid, white card stock.
Frame die is Spellbinders, Branching Out.  I have
had it for awhile so don't know if it is still available.
Using the Misti, Stamped image Using several
colors of brown, starting with the lightest and
using Tombow Brush Markers, added darker
tones on a second stamping where I wanted
them.  Then colored in the rest of the image.
I then inked the image with Versamark Watermark
ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.
This allows you to create the background without
worrying about getting ink on the image.
Background was sponged with light blue
die ink, leaving the center white to add brightness
to the image. 
I added Crystal Stickles to the area along the ground
along the branches and pine cone.
White liquid pearls finished it off with lightly
falling snow. 
Colored with Copics, card is 5x7 inches.

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

HMFMC # 252-Midweek Reminder-Anything Goes/Fall Colors

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 252

 continues for another week.


Our talented teammate and Hostess , BUNNY has chosen

Anything Goes with an optional theme of Fall/Autumn Colors

You must use a House Mouse Designs image on your entry.

Close up of my card image



Stamp - House Mouse Design - Pumpkin Pie, Stampendous (HMCP56)
Papers - Tan 6x6 card base, Plaid and Leaf Paper DCWV
Die Cut - Gina Marie
Leaf Die - Cuttlebug Anna Griffin
SMall clothes pin embellishment holds sentiment
Acorn Ribbon
Dots and tiles
Twine
 colored with Copics

 Generous SPONSOR for this challenge is 


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!


 Our super generous hostess Bunny has this adorable Dandelion Bouquet stamp for one lucky winner who uses her theme of Fall/Autumn colors 


Challenge # 252 ends Saturday, October 28th at Midnight EST.

The design team has come up with some great inspiration for you for the midway.  Scurry on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and check them out, then get busy and join the fun with an entry in our 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 - Three Wise Men

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's idea is a Christmas Card.  What a beautiful image 
this is of the Three Wise Men.




Stamp - Stampendous - Wisemen Seak Him (CRW191)
Paper - Gold mirror card stock
White card stock
Card base navy blue pearl (The Paper Cut)
Gold Glitter ribbon trim and bow
circle die-Spellbinders
Greenery die - Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Greens (658759)
Top of ornament is an old Sizzix die but
you could easily cut apiece of gold cardstock ).
Embossing Folder Merry Christmas words - Carta Bella (cbvmc72032)

I stamped the image twice with Versamark ink, then embossed with gold embossing powder..  I colored in the first one, then fussy cut The Wise men out.. On the second stamped and embossed image I sponged Faded Jeans Distress ink over the entire image.  I mounted the fussy
cut three wise men over the cut out sponged image using pop dots. Mount onto the
ornament.

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




Sunday, October 22, 2017

SNOWMAN


Hello blogging friends.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I had a gift card from my hubs
from my birthday and went shopping this afternoon.  Big sale and had fun getting some new
Fall clothes and a purse. Retail therapy works every time, almost as good as coloring therapy.

Here is a snowman card I made a week or so ago, but hadn't posted it yet.



Stamp - Penny Black
snowflake border - Martha Stewart
Large Snowflake die - Tim Holtz Sizzix
Flower Soft Sparkly White on hat
Label die Spellbinders
Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder
Colored with Copics

Quick post tonight.

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

Monday, October 16, 2017

HMFMC # 252 - ANYTHING GOES OR OPTIONAL THEME FALL/AUTUMN COLORS

 A new Challenge # 252 begins today at the

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

                 Our talented teammate BUNNY is our hostess for

      Anything Goes 


          OR 
              Optional Challenge Theme : Fall/Autumn Colors

Please remember you MUST use a House Mouse Design Image on your entry.




Stamp -Rainfall Shelter
 HMCR101-House Mouse Designs - Stampendous
Leaf brads, Gingham Paper, Squares embossing folder
Spellbinders die cut
Star Dust Stickles on raindrops
Sky is sponged with light blue dye ink
Colored with Copics

 Generous SPONSOR for this challenge is 


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!


 Our super generous hostess Bunny is offering this adorable Dandelion Bouquet stamp for one lucky winner who uses her theme of Fall/Autumn colors 

WOW, super cute stamp, thanks Bunny!

The design team has come up with some wonderful Fall inspiration.  Scurry on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
and check them out, then show us your ideas for this challenge.
We love to visit and see what you come up with.

This challenge runs through Saturday, October 28th at midnight EST.

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



BSS IDEA - TICK OR TREAT

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Halloween is just two weeks away.  So I 
thought I would feature a Halloween Card
I made from a stamp from Stampendous.


Cute trick or treaters are very brave to climb the hill
to this spooky looking place, right?
Matted on black, white and a Periwinkle 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
card base.

Stamp - Haunted Hill - Stampendous (CRR292)
Colored with Copics
Sponged sky and moon with dye ink pads and
a sponge applicator
Yellow stickles used in windows

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


Monday, October 9, 2017

HMFMC #251 - MID WEEK REMINDER - HALLOWEEN

Challenge # 251 continues at the

 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge


Our talented Teammate and Hostess is
 Lorraine
and she has chosen the Challenge Theme :  

 Always anything Goes using a House Mouse Design image
 with the optional theme Halloween 

This challenge runs through Saturday, October 14th at Midnight EST.




Stamp - House Mouse Designs, Stampendous Mice Costumes (HMCR79)
Bats and pumpkin ribbon from Michaels
Designer Paper- My Favorite Things
Sentiment - Sticker from a 12x12 paper stack
Card is 6x6 Black card stock
Colored with Copics
Sponged with Distress ink

 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.  

AND 

I (Lols) will be giving away this super cute 'Tissue Box' Cling Stamp, perfect wth the nasty cold and flu season around the corner ;-)

How exciting is that? :)

Still plenty of time to enter.  The design team has come up with some
awesome inspiration for the midway point, so scurry on over to the

Then get creative and enter the Halloween challenge.  Please remember
you are always welcome to use an anything goes theme with all of our challenges as long as it includes an image of a House Mouse Designs, House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper.

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







BSS IDEA - THE CANDLE

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hi friends.  Another beautiful Fall day here.  Leaves are falling like crazy now though.  I see raking in my near future.

This week I colored up a wonderful new stamp from Stampendous.
It's a Christmas card. Need to get on that soon, or I will be buying
them again this year...........ugh.....




Stamp - Stampendous Parchment Candle (CRR302)
Sentiment is on the stamp.
Red card stock, Gingham Designer Paper
Image is colored with Copics
Sponged edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Yellow Stickles around the candles glow
Glossy Accents on the candle drippings and
the centers of the poinsettia
Inside sentiment is Stamper's Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection
Doodle Greeting 2 (CM5286)

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

Saturday, October 7, 2017

FRIEND

Hi friends, hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  My hubby has a bad cold and has been pretty out of it all day, hoping tomorrow is a better day AND I don't catch it!!

Made this card for a dear friend in Texas.  Met in California when our husbands were in the Army and we lived there for awhile, and have been dear friends ever since.  We even have daughters the same age!!  



Found this beautiful card design on Pinterest.  
Papers - Peach and moss green card stock
Designer Paper is KaiserCraft-Sage and Grace Collection
I fussy cut one of the beautiful flowers from the paper
and popped it up on the front of the card.
Added a few sequins.

Love this design, makes such an elegant card.

Hope you are enjoying the weekend.  Until later......

Friday, October 6, 2017

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT??????


Hi friends.  I've been stamping and coloring up a storm the last couple of days, so have lots to
show you in the next couple of days.

This is a cute card I made with two stamps of the same pup in different sizes.
Saw them on a card at a local stamp show last summer, but she didn't have the
stamps with her.  Well this year she was back and I found them in with
sale items!!  




Stamps - Creative Vision Stamps
Background paper is a piece from a DCWV stack with
real pictures on the paper.

I colored up the pups with Copics and popped them
up on the paper on a  6x6 inch white card base.

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

Monday, October 2, 2017

HMFMC # 251 - HALLOWEEN

A brand new Challenge # 251 starts today at

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Our talented teamie and Hostess, Lorraine
has chosen the Theme  Halloween 

This challenge ends on Saturday, October 14th at midnight






 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.  

How exciting is that? :)

The design team has come up with some awesome inspiration for you.

So, scurry on over to the challenge blog and check them out.
Then get busy and join the fun with a Halloween entry or
and anything goes theme which is always an option for all our challenges.

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