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Monday, February 27, 2017

HMFMC # 235 - MIDWEEK REMINDER - GIVE US A BOW

We are one week into our current challenge at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Our talented Teammate, Diane, has chosen the
theme "Give us a Bow"
Use any bow, jute, twine, lace, etc. on
your card or project to be eligible to win one
of two fabulous prizes.




Stamp - HMD Spring Swing Stampendous (HMCWO5)
Paper Bazzill Peach cardstock, Core'dinations orange plaid
Dies - Square nestibilities Spellbinders
Flower die - Cottage Cutz
Peach bow - JoAnn;s
Butterfly punch - Anna Griffin (old)
Colored with Copics


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Our  Generous Sponsors are 

We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,


Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


In July 2013, Stampendous was proud and excited to become the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®. Since that time we’ve released over 235 House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies images as wood mounted or Cling Rubber stamps that can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites;STAMPENDOUS! Blog, The official Stampendous! Website to Purchase Products, Find Stampendous! on Pinterest ; Stampendous!on Facebook.  



 2nd 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!


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The design team gals have come up with some awesome inspiration,
so scurry on over to the challenge blog and check them out.  Then
add your own creation using a House Mouse Design image to the
challenge for a chance at one of our fabulous sponsored prizes.
Challenge 235 ends at midnight EST March 4th

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





BSS IDEA - HELLO


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hope you got to enjoy the warmer temps the past few days.

A simple card today, but I so loved the image when I saw it
just had to make a card right away.  Store is brimming with
new "stamps AND stuff"!!!!!

Close up of image






Stamp - Stampendous, Potted Succulents (CRW184)
Fussy cut it out and popped it up
Papers -Old Graaphic 45 6x6 pad - Botanical Tea
Green card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
White Mat - 4x5 1/4 inches
White Liquid pearls on tea pot
Colored with Copics..

That is it for me today.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day,.
Until later.........

Saturday, February 25, 2017

BECAUSE YOU'RE SPECIAL

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.  Windy and Rainy here today, but temps are mild.

Spent some time in the craft room last night having a play with Brusho's ( Paint Chrystals that
are activated with water) that I bought in AUGUST at a Stamp show.

 Then a new stamp set from Stampendous by Artist Laurel Burch.   These brightly
 colored  images are fun to color in bright fun colors.



For the Brusho's, I tapped off the Crystals in different colors on watercolor
paper with a dry brush then spritzed with a water spray bottle.
The colors burst into bright images of color.  You can dab with a paper
towel to remove some color.  I then used my heat gun to dry the watercolor
paper.  I cut the piece to the size I needed for my card, ran clear embossing powder along
the edge of the top and bottom of the piece  and sprinkled gold embossing
power on and heated.
Mounted  the stamped cats to a dark blue mat, to a mirror gold mat that just
showed on the ends, and finally to a white 5x7 inch card. 

Inside sentiment says "Because You're Special"

Time to make dinner, Ugh....
Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day.
Until later...........

Monday, February 20, 2017

HMFMC # 235 - GIVE US A BOW

Hello House Mouse Lovers, time for a brand new challenge.

The House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 235
is hosted by our talented teammate
Diane
and she has chosen the theme

"Give us a BOW"
Any kind of bow - ribbon, jute, twine, lace... 

Remember, you can ALWAYS use an Anything Goes theme
for any of our challenges.





Stamp - Raisin Snack- Stampa Rosa 1998
Scored this cutie recently on ebay--LOVE It.
Papers- Red Bazzill card stock, brown polkadot paper Core,dinations
Square scalloped dies - Life Style Crafts
Paper doily
Red Candi dots
Button, Red Twine
Burlap Polkadot ribbon bow
Colored with Copics

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Our  Generous Sponsors are 

We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,


Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


In July 2013, Stampendous was proud and excited to become the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®. Since that time we’ve released over 235 House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies images as wood mounted or Cling Rubber stamps that can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites;STAMPENDOUS! Blog, The official Stampendous! Website to Purchase Products, Find Stampendous! on Pinterest ; Stampendous!on Facebook.  



 2nd 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!


**********************************************************************************

The design team gals have come up with some awesome inspiration,
so scurry on over to the challenge blog and check them out.  Then
add your own creation using a House Mouse Design image to the
challenge for a chance at one of our fabulous sponsored prizes.
This challenge runs from January20th through
 February 4th at midnight EST.

Thanks for joining us today.  Have a great day.  Until later....


BSS IDEA - SPLIT COLOR CARD

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF  IDEA.

I was watching some youtube videos by Jennifer Mcguire (love her)
this week and stumbled across this split card.design.  So I thought
I would try it.



Here is a Link to her video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlLgp9xqosU

I used red and white cardstock
Red and white embossing powder
Sentiment Stamp -My Favorite Things - Encouraging Words (C5-77)
Flower Stamps - Penny Black - Delicate Florals (40-103
Red and white sequins
Two white 41/4 x 5 1/2 tent folded cards

I used the Misti so that The stamping was done in
exactly the same place on both the white and red pieces of card stock.

I loved how these turned out, and with the Misti, the process is
really easy.  Watch the video, then  make yourself a couple of
beautiful cards.

S0, I got to thinking, and tried the same principle, with
a die cut.


Royal Blue and White card stock (cut at 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches)
Royal Blue and White glitter paper
Thanks die - Memory Box - Script Thanks (98240)
Star die - Spellbinders Nestabilities
We are memory keepers embossing folder
2- 4 1/4x5 1/2 inch white cards

I Cut the thanks die out with white and blue card stock.
I used the Misti, just to measure where it needed to be on
each piece of card stock. ( In exactly the same place)
Adhere the die cut (thanks)  where you want it on your card
(here I placed it about three quarters down on the paper)
the white die cut on the blue
and the blue die cut on the white.
I then cut each piece in half through the middle of the word.
Then just adhere a blue panel and a white panel to
a white card front.
I ran the card stock through the emobossing folder
before cutting it.
Added the stars

Then I got to thinking.........



I centered the butterfly die onto the green and white card stock
and cut it out.  By cutting them both at the same time, you know
they are going to be in exactly the same place on the card stock.
Then cut out two butterflies, one on white card stock and
one on a colored card stock.
I cut the green and white panels (each 5 1/2 x 4 1/4) in half.
On the colored card stock you will need to adhere another piece
of the same color card stock behind it.  Now adhere the pieces
of card stock to your card one white and one colored.
.  Drop each butterfly into the opening
and mark where it needs to be cut lightly with a pencil.
Adhere to your card.  I ran the completed card front
through a Cuttlebug Dots Embossing Folder. 
Made "flight" marks with gel pens.

Using the Misti with a stamp is the easiest, but the die cuts
work great using the method I used for the green and white card.

Love the look of this card, hope you do too.

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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

FRIENDS ALWAYS

Hello friends, hope you are enjoying the weekend.  Sun is shining here and temps are in the 50's!
Highly unusual for Western New York State!  


I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
I bought this set of Altenew flowers and the matching die cuts
and have only used them once before.  After stamping out the flowers
in a three step process, I went to die cut them and could not find
where I had put the dies.  So frustrating, never did find where they
are hiding, so fussy cut the flowers out.......ugh...


The inside


Stamps - Altenew - Peony Bouquet
Both Sentiment Stamps are Inkadinado
Ivy Die - Sue Wilson-Creative Expressions
Chicken Wire embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Inks  Ranger Distress Inks - Scattered Straw and
Wild Honey
Gold Embossing Powder
Card is 5x7 inches

Made this card for a dear friend who is recovering nicely from
recent surgery.  Flowers always make me feel better!

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Floral

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

HMFMC - # 234 - Midweek Reminder

A quick reminder that the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 234
 is at the midway point.

Our Talented Teammate and Hostess for this challenge, Christine
has chosen the theme:

LOVE
And, she wants us to use the color RED and at least one HEART.

An Anything Goes theme is always allowed for all our challenges.

My Card





Stamp -Bit of Honey - KR1049 (Stampabilities)
Designer paper - My Favorite Things
Bee Hive die and white circle die  - Gina Marie
Border punch - EK Success
Small heart punch
Bees - Jolee Stickers


Christine has generously offered up this adorable
 House Mouse Stamp set.


Awesome prize, right?  But you have to enter a card/project using a House Mouse
Design image to try to win it.

This challenge ends on February 18th at midnight EST.

The design team has come up with some wonderful inspiration for you to get you started.
Scurry on over and have a peek, then get busy and join the fun.

We love to visit and see what you come up with.

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




BSS iDEA - LOVE Is In The Air

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Have you finished your Valentines?  One more day.  I made
lots of them, and some candy treat bags for my daughters
kindergarten class too.

Here is one more Valentine.
Happy Heart Day Everyone.





Stamp - Penny Black - Purr-fectly Sweet ( 30-398)
Paper - Gray base card, designer paper Core-dinations Gray small dots,
and Gray Stripe
Red Mirror small hearts from a punch and mat
Ribbon from my stash
Red Sparkley Stickles
Spellbinders deckle edge rectangle die
card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Colored with Copics

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

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Hi friends.  a quick post tonight.  I made this card for my friend who is post surgery and resting at home.  I had already sent her a couple of get well cards, so I thought she was ready for a laugh.



I made a tall card and kept it pretty simple
The great stamp is Loralie Designs-Serious Shopper 701045.

The inside sentiment said Sending you a Smile.
She loved it and she said it made her smile for sure!

Mission accomplished!

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

HMFMC # 234 - Love - Use Red and Hearts

If you're looking for the Hug a Heart Blog Hop it's HERE

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It's a new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge beginning today.

Our talented teammate, Christine, has chosen the
theme and is hosting this challenge.

Her Theme:  LOVE, and she wants us to use
Red and Hearts.

You can always use an Anything Goes theme for any of our challenges.

My Card


Stamp -I Cross My Heart (Stampabilities) HM1R1045)
Sentiment Stamp - Dollar bin at Michaels
Paper - White and deep red Card Stock - American Crafts
Flowers - Michaels-Pulled from a silk bunch.
White pearl centers for flowers
Leaf Die - Cottage Cutz - Bella Leafy Branch
Ovals - Spellbinders Grand Ovals 
Small red bow - Hobby Lobby
Colored with Copics

Christine has generously offered up this adorable
 House Mouse Stamp set.


Awesome prize, right?  But you have to enter a card/project using a House Mouse
Design image to try to win it.

This challenge runs from February 6th and ends on February 18th at midnight EST.

The design team has come up with some wonderful inspiration for you to get you started.
Scurry on over and have a peek, then get busy and join the fun.

We love to visit and see what you come up with.

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





BSS IDEA - WHEN TO DIET

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hi Stamping friends.  Attended the "Super Bowl Party" at the store
yesterday, and what fun we had, making cards, laughing and making
new friends, and eating all the delicious snacks everyone brought
and the Pizza and Chicken Bites that Sharon provided.  Always
a fun time, thanks Sharon and Debbie for all the work involved in 
putting this together.

While shopping after the party, I came across the stamp I
used  on the card for today, and it answers the age old question
of what day to start a diet.

Close up of image.


closed Z-Fold Card




Stamp-Stampingbella-Edna Loves Ice Cream (eb359)
from the Edna the Fairy Godmother Collection
Sentiment included
Papers - White card stock base, Authentique Sweetness Collection
6x6 Pad
Circle dies are Spellbinders
Border on inside of card Martha Stewart punch Vintage Floral
Crystal Glitter Ritz transparent Ultra fine Glitter on Whipped
Cream and her wings, hard to see in the photo.
Stampendous Fran-tage Pink Embossing Enamel on insde
sentiment circle
Glossy accents on her glasses
Colored with Copics

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



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2017 HUG A HEART CARD DRIVE

I am proud to be participating in the
 Hug A Heart Card Drive Blog Hop





PURPOSE OF THE CARD DRIVE:
The purpose of this card drive, which runs from 1/16/17 to 2/14/17, is to help collect handmade heart theme cards (non-Valentine’s Day) such as Thinking of You, Hello or Just Because cards for many of the Heart Center patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during February’s American Heart Month. Each card you make will bring heartwarming encouragement to all who are affected by heart disease – patients, families, and hospital staff.






THANK YOU” PRIZES GIVEAWAY:

To thank you for your participation and generous gift of cards, Christina has several prize packages to give away. To be considered for the prize drawing, please be sure to include a form with your full name, email address and mailing address when mailing in your box/package of cards.

  • Prize Package #1 (all participants) – everyone that sends in cards will receive a freebie of this Heart Panda digi set by Christina herself!
  • Prize Package #2 (U.S. participants only) – to two random winners, a box of brand new craft goodies, each value $25.
  • Prize Package #3 (International participants only) - to two random winners, a $25 gift certificate to shop at Simon Says Stamp.
  • Platinum package (all participants): to participant with 30+ donated cards, a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamps.
IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR CARD DONATIONS
  • Hug a Heart card drive is opens to both U.S. and International participants. Anyone is welcome to help make the cards, including young children and grandchildren.
  • This card drive runs from 1/16/17 to 2/14/17 but any cards received after February will always be given to heart patients
  • Card Types: handmade cheerful “heart” theme (non-Valentine’s Day) cards such as Thinking of You, Hello, or Just Because cards for children between ages of 1 to 19. As long there are hearts on the cards, it counts.
  • Greetings (Sentiments) on your card front is optional. But if you do include one, here are some suggestions: sending hugs, sending smiles, thinking of you, wishing you a beautiful day, or hello. NO Valentine’s Day greetings please.
  • Inside of cards: Please do not stamp or write inside the card. Keep it completely blank so hospital staff may write a personal message to each individual patient. If using a dark colored card base, please adhere a white or light colored piece of card stock to the inside of card to make it easier for patients to read the hand-written message.
  • Card size: please try to keep it to an A2 size card (finished 4.25”x5.5”).
  • Back of cards: This is completely optional. You may include a label “handmade by + your name + Hug a Heart Card Drive 2017” to the back of your card. It can be a hand-written, stamped or small computer printout label.
  • Please include an envelope for each card. Do not seal the envelope.
  • Please do not use loose glitter as it will get on hands and into eyes.
  • Please keep embellishments to a minimum and avoid using any that might be unsafe for young children.


  • Mail your box/package to: Christina Hor, P.O. Box 517, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    • Please package your cards in a box or padded envelope to ensure they arrive undamaged.
    • Please include the following information with the cards so that I may acknowledge your gift of cards and enter you for the prize giveaways (see PRIZES below).
  1. Your Full Name
  2. E-mail Address
  3. Mailing Address


Blog Hop Prize Giveaway: 
  • 1 random winner a $25 gift card to shop at Simon Says Stamp
  •  by Wednesday, February 14th 11:59 PM EST.
  • To be eligible to win: must leave a comment on ALL BLOGS by 
  • Wednesday, February 8th by 11;59 PM EST
  • Winner will be announced over on Christina's blog on Friday, February 10th at 8 AM EST

See my post from January 16th for all the details for the blog hop HERE.




*********Your next stop on the Blog Hop is:********



                                                    Becky Partan

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you can Hop with us for such a Wonderful cause