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Monday, November 20, 2017

HMFMC # 254 Midweek Reminder - ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL THEME "FROSTY"

Challenge # 254 continues for another week

At the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. 

Our Talented Teammate, Diane, is Hostess for an  

Anything Goes 
OR 
Optional Challenge Theme  www.GlitterTextOnline.com
www.GlitterTextOnline.com




I love this adorable stamp!
Stamp - Leaf Sledding -House Mouse Design-(HMCP79) Stampendous
Leaf Die - Anna Griffin Cuttlebug
Icey die border Precious Marieke Winter Wonderland
Stitched Flag Die
Snowflake die- Martha Stewart
Wooden Snowflake - Kaisercraft
Snow Writer with Star Dust Stickles over it.
Rhinestones
Sentiment Stamp dollar bin at Michaels
Light Blue Twine.
Liquid Pearls

 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? :)

One lucky persom will be winning this super cute stamp from our hostess Diane called "Hang On Tight".

Awesome stamp and prize offer  Diane, thank you.

The design team has come up with some great midweek 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 to inspire us!! 
This challenge ends, Saturday, November 25th at midnight EST.

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





BSS IDEA - Panel Pull Out Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

A new card design for me.  I found it on Split Coast Stampers HERE
This is the second card I have made like this.

I really like this card, it's so much fun to decorate.  Hope you like it too.

I chose to use all Laurel Burch  Stamps from Stampendous.


Close up of front of card image.


 Front View of Card



Card panels when opened


Stamps - Peace Moon -(LBCR010) Stampendous
Reindeer Spirit (LBCP006) Stampendous
Heavenly Holiday (Birds) (LBCLD01)
Word Die - Dees Distinctively Festive Words(IME-220)
Snowflakes - Martha Stewart punches
Colored with Copics
Red Twine tie

I also adhered a white panel on the back of the card
with a Christmas message and a place to sign the card.

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

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Surprise


Hi friends.  Did a little Christmas shopping this past few days.  Surprised how busy the traffic and stores are already, but there are a lot of sales around.

Another Christmas card done.  Another Chrissy Armstrong digi from Whinsey Stamps.
Went with non traditional colors for a change.




Papers - Fawn Lawn
Paper doily
Stitched square die - Gina Marie
Bow die - Marriane Designs
Snowflakes - Small punch
Aqua - 6x6 inch card stock base.

Could get a little snow tomorrow!  It's cold enough.

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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CHRISTMAS HORSE

Making more Christmas cards.  Yesterday, I purchased some Chrissy Armstrong, Whimsy Digis. I 
have some of the actual stamps, I love this artist.  Her animals are so adorable.

My niece bought a horse this past year, a long time dream come true.  I tried to make the horse 
the brown and white like her beautiful Willow.



I colored with Copics
Snowflake dies are Martha Stewart, I used two and layered them.
Gold Paper is embossed with a Crafters Companion 3D embossing
folder
White sparkly glitter paper mat on a red scalloped 5x7 card

So you know where this card will be going..........

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


Monday, November 13, 2017

HMFMC #254-ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL THEME "FROSTY"

A New Challenge # 254 begins today
At the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. 

Our Talented Teammate, Diane, is Hostess for an  


Anything Goes 
OR 
Optional Challenge Theme  www.GlitterTextOnline.com
www.GlitterTextOnline.com

 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? :)

One lucky persom will be winning this super cute stamp from our hostess Diane called "Hang On Tight".


My card

Stamp - House Mouse Design, Stampendous-Window Wonder (HMCR105) 
Wooden Snowflake - Kaisercraft, 
Liquid Pearls for snow
Snowwriter on the branches along with lots of
glitter.
Blue Twine


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 prize on offer.

We love to visit  you to see what you come up with and inspire us!! 
This challenge ends, Saturday, November 25th at midnight EST.

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







BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Did you put an extra blanket on your bed this past weekend?
I got the down comforter on there and we were toasty warm.
Guess it's inevitable that it's going to get colder, but sure
seems like a surprise when it does!!

Speaking of colder....here is my card for this week!





Stamp and Die set - Polar Bears (CLD07) Stampendous
Background is done with Distress inks and sponge applicator
Stars which are included in the set, stamped with Versamark watermark ink
and embossed with white embossing powder.
The bottom of the card is embossed with clear sparkle WOW embossing powder
but doesn't show up in the picture very well.
I adhered the Mama bear to the card directly, and the babies I
popped up.
I colored the polar bears with Copics and cut them out with
the die that was included in the set.
Matted with a purple sheet and mounted on a light blue 4 1/4x51/2 inch
card.

That's me for today.  Thanks for stopping by today for a peek.
Have a great day.  Until later.......




Sunday, November 12, 2017

Dancing Ballerina

Good Morning.  Hope everyone is doing well this COLD Sunday Morning.


I purchased a couple of the die sets from Uchi's Designs.
They are unique and eye catching.  I made this card
for a young lady celebrating her 11th birthday today and
she is a dancer.  I'm sure she is going to love this card.



I had hoped to show you how the ballerina dances but my video
doesn't play for some reason.

Go to this link and click on the ballerina card to see how
it works.  

I tried to follow the directions for making one of their cards, but
I didn't like how it looked when finished and it was too 
complicated to do.  So I made this one.  It doesn't open 
like a regular card, but I added a white panel on the back
with a birthday message and a pocket for a birthday cash gift.

You have to have the grid to make the cards, but they are now
selling small dies to use with the smaller stamps like butterflies
to make your own grids.  I'm sure they will be making new
improvements to this system, but still, it is a lot of fun
and who doesn't love cards with action!!

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


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Christmas Panel Pull Out Card

Hi friends.  Today was the second and last leaf pickup in our area.  This time I raked them to
the street.  I was out there again for three hours, and the chestnut trees are about 3/4 dropped.
We are going to be in the 20's come Friday, so that should do it.  With a frost, the leaves will
completely fall.  Bumper crop of horse chestnuts this year, deer and squirrels love them, but not
edible for humans.............

I found the design for this card on SplitCoastStampers.  It's called a Panel Pull Out Card.
It's fun to decorate with all the panels.  I made mine a bit bigger than the directions
so it would fit into a 5x7 inch envie.

Lots of die cuts and scraps of Christmas paper I have kept in a tray, hate
discarding pretty paper scraps.





If you would like to check out the tutorial, here is a link

Thanks for taking a peek today.  Have a great day.  Until later......

Monday, November 6, 2017

HMFMC # 253 - MIDWEEK REMINDER- ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL THEME PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS

 Challenge # 253 continues for another week 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 Midway Card




......This is just about what happens at our house when we get the lights out to test each strand for bulbs that no longer work......
Stamp - House Mouse Designs - Light Wrapping - Stampendous (HMCP51)
Die Cut - Gina Marie
Matchy background paper is over 20 years old and from my stash
Holographic green paper mat from my stash
Snow flakes Tim Holtz Sizzix dies
Bow - Hobby Lobby
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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 - Christmas Baubles

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Have you started your Christmas cards yet?  Do you make them year round
so that you are ready when you need them?  I have a zillion Christmas
stamps, and love everyone of them, but never seem to get enough made
to send to everyone on my list, So this year I am trying to get them
made a few at a time so I have enough.  The other thing is designing
them so that you don't have to pay extra postage on them!!

Here is a card I made with a wonderful set of dies.

Close up of ornaments





Die Set - Kaisercraft-DIY Cuts-Layered Baubles (4 pieces)
Paper - Gold Mirror, Green and Red Glitter Paper
Embossing Folder - We R Memory Keepers Quilted
Distress Oxide Inks - Worn Lipstick and Lucky Clover
Gold ribbon
Tiny white self stick pearls
Gold Mirror Mat on a 41/4 x 51/2 inch card base.

Loving this beautiful die set, can't wait to use it
in so many other ways.

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

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Christmas Doves

Hello, hope your Sunday is going well.  Was out all day yesterday shopping, grocery, then my niece called and wanted to know if I wanted to go for some retail therapy, and of course I did.  Was nice to shop with her for her little Grandkids for Christmas and I picked up some things for myself. 

I am trying to make Christmas cards that will go through the mail without
having to add a ton of postage.  Got four new dies from Tutti, a new brand
to me at Bitsey on line.  Here is one of them.



The die is Tutti
Backed with gold glitter paper
and green and red card stock for the holly corners
mounted on Gold Mirror Paper
Corners are a die by La La Land
Gold Mirror Holly die is Impression Obsession
Snowflake is Tim Holtz
White card stock base is 5x7 inches

It is pouring rain here today, and dark and dingy.
Off to the craft room to create!!

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


Friday, November 3, 2017

Christmas Village


Hello friends.  Taking Keeya to the Vet this afternoon for her yearly checkup.
Not her favorite thing to do.

Today's card is really simple.  I used one of the new 3D embossing
folders from Crafters Companion called Christmas Village.  All
I did was run it through the machine, ink it with some blue dye ink,
and mount it on a blue card base (5x7 inches) with a white mat.

I added a poinsettia die cut flower with some silver mirror leaves and
branches to one corner, that's it.

These embossing folders are awesome, I am in love with them.
Bought a couple more you will be seeing during the holidays.





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



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Christmas Ornaments

Trying to get some Christmas cards made this week.  I must be stuck on ornaments, as I bought
three dies with ornaments recently.  Here is one of them............

Closeup of  card front





The ornament is a Stamp & Die Set by Spellbinders (SDS-090)
The snowflake swirl stamp is  Inkadinkado.
I have been playing with the new Oxide Inks from
Tim Holtz and that is what the background is.  After the ink dried,
I stamped the snowflake swirl then the ornament  with Versamark
ink and embossed with white embossing powder.
Added rhinestones and sequins.
Also added a row of rhinestones at the top and bottom of the card.

I am loving the oxide inks, such fun to play around with and
they blend so beautifully.  Plan on seeing more of them soon, I made
a bunch of background pieces to use!!!

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