Followers

Monday, March 27, 2017

HMFMC # 237 - MIDWAY REMINDER-SPRING

Hey House Mouse Lovers, a quick post to remind you that we are midway in our current Challenge #237 at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

You have one more week to enter a card or project using the theme Spring, chosen by our talented Teammate and Hostess, Karin,  for this challenge. Or, you can
always use an Anything Goes theme for any of our challenges.

This challenge ends on Saturday, April 1st at midnight EST.




Stamp - I Got It - HMOR1144 - Stampabilities-2012
Decorative Circle, Daisy Frame dies - Spellbinders
Flower die - Sue Wilson Creative Expressions Daisys
with flower soft centers
Leaf die - Sheena Douglass-wild rose
Small eggs- Punch
Colored with Copics


OUR Generous Sponsors


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.  


Second 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!


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 to win the fabulous sponsored prize.

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





BSS MONDAY IDEA - FOREST FRIENDS

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week, I made a card with these adorable Woodland Animals..
Fun to color up, and BONUS, the set comes with matching dies!!

I made a twist and pop card.  Here is a link to a youtube video where
this gal explains in great detail how to make this card.  My suggestion
is to gather the three pieces of paper you will need to make the card.
Pause the video as you watch it and make a pattern with the three pieces
as the video goes on.  That way, you can have the pattern in front of you
when you go to make the card.  The card is pretty easy to put together
once you make your first one.  AND, it is so much fun!

(Sharon is currently doing a class on this style card.)





Stamp and Die Set - Cottage Cutz - Woodland Animals CCS-019
Sentiment Stamp - Inky Antics
Dies - Birch Tree Die - Taylored Expressions (TE178)
Tall Birch Die (98336) Memory Box
Bird Dies - Impression Obsession 154-A
Cardinals Die - Impression Obsession 333-H
Paper - 2 Shades of green and white cardstock
Designer Paper - DCWV-Magnolia Way Stack
Colored with Copics

This is a fun set of stamps and dies.  Great for guy and little boy cards,
which we know are the hardest to make, right?

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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

SUNFLOWER CUPCAKE

Hi blogging friends.  Well our two foot plus snow is gone.  With warm temps, the sun coming
out, and rain all night and all morning, it has just disappeared.  So ready for spring, even
though we have had a mild winter here.

On February 3rd, five girlfriends I went to school with met for lunch as we
do about every two months.  One of the girls is a lifelong friend, and we worked
side by side in her Accounting business for 30 years before retiring.  We finished
a lovely lunch and agreed we needed to get together again soon.

The next day, my best friends sister called me to tell me that while we
were enjoying a lovely lunch my friends house had a terrible fire and all
was lost.  She had worked for ten years to get the house just like she wanted it
and at lunch that day, she remarked that she was just going to enjoy her garden (big
vegetable garden), her bees (she keeps bees for honey) and her chickens and rabbits.

Of course we were all devastated for her.  It turns out that the battery in her
 laptop computer had started the fire.

She celebrated a big birthday in January and had a big celebration.  For a gift,
I had made 50 cards for her.  She loved them and was so happy to get them.
Well, as I said, all was lost.  So I am making more cards for her as she sorts through
all the paper work and deals with the insurance companies involved in
settling with her so she can move on. She is a strong woman,
 but this has really rocked her world. None of us can image losing everything
we ever had in a lifetime, just like that.

So,  I thought I would share some of them
with you as I go along.


I'm making cards that can be mailed for standard postage.  I found this
cupcake image on Pinterest.  The card is for her daughter for her birthday.
Her daughter is my Godchild, and she loves sunflowers.  Word stamps are
by Kitchen Sink Stamps.  

If you made it this far, thanks for listening.....


Monday, March 20, 2017

HMFMC #237 - SPRING

A new Challenge #237 begins today at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

 Our Hostess and talented teammate
Karin

Has chosen theTheme

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





Stamp - HMCP58 - Ducky Nap - Stampendous
Die Cut fancy rectangle - Gina Marie dies
Spring die - Echo Park 
Papers from my stash
Yellow twine
tiny flowers - Prima with stickles centers
Colored with Copics

OUR Generous Sponsors


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.  


Second 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 runs from today until Saturday April 1st at Midnight EST.

The design team has come up with some wonderful inspiration, so scurry on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog and check it out.  Then get out your House Mouse Design images and create an entry.  Would love
to have you join us.  You know we love to visit and check out what you
come up with.

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

BSS MONDAY IDEA - ALL ABOUT THE CAKE

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.


Wow, so good to see the Sun over the weekend and melt some of the
two foot or more in the drifts of snow we got earlier in the week.
Hopefully Spring weather is in or forecast going forward!

This weeks card i all about the cake.  Love this fun 
stamp.



Stamp - Impression Obsession - J19479
Papers - Carta Bella - Flora No. 1 6x6 Paper Pad
Card is 4 x 7 inches 
Die is Spellbinders nestibilities
Green pearls - Queen & Co.
Pink Satin ribbon triple bow
Colored with Copics

Don't you just love the sentiment on this one!

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




Sunday, March 19, 2017

LITTLE GIRLS

Hello friends.  Well we have dug ourselves out from the two day snow fall
 we got this past week.

We snuggled in for two days, then when it quit snowing we went out to clear it from our cars
and walkways.  While we were watching the snow accumulate, I stamped and colored cards
and caught up on some DT work and this card just for fun.

I moved my Penny Black Stamps to a different cabinet this week and
 forgot what awesome stamps I had.  So I pulled a couple that I hadn't done up
 in a long time and made this card.

I'm entering this card at

Penny Black and Friends Saturday Challenge - Bright and cheerful Colors



Stamp - Penny Black - The Three of Us 1978K (2000)
Dies Gina Marie, Scrapbook Outlet
Paper - DCWV Magnolia Way Stack (JoAnn's)
Flowers picked from a silk stem
Pink wide Ribbon from my stash
Heart shape is a punch
Colored with Copics.

Love the old Penny Black Stamps that I collected so long ago,
especially the children.

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




Monday, March 13, 2017

HMFMC #236-MIDWAY REMINDER - LET'S HAVE A PARTY

A little reminder for Challenge # 236 at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
We are half way through the challenge and would love to have you join the fun and enter a card
or project.  Another week remains.  This challenge will end March 18th at midnight EST.


Our Talented Teamie, Dorte, is hosting Challenge # 236
and has chosen the theme
LET'S HAVE A PARTY
As always, you can use an Anything Goes theme for all our challenges.


Stamp - Hellium Ride - HMCR93 - Stampendous
Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals, Scalloped Circles
and circles dies
Flower die - Sheena Douglas - Wild Rose
Satin Ribbon curled with ribbon curling tool
Violet pearl centers on flowers
Colored with Copics


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? :)

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 to win the fabulous sponsored prize.

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















BSS IDEA - A Red Red Rose

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Wow, how about the high winds this past week!  We were fortunate, lost
our cable TV  for two days due to downed trees and 
wires on our street, but no loss of power.  Relatives in the Rochester
area still had no power as of Sunday. 

Cottage Cutz has come out with these wonderful Stamp and Die sets
with a flower stamp and matching die for every month of the year.
I chose the Rose, month of June.

Here is the card I made this week.

Close up 


 Closed


Z-Fold card opened



Stamp - Cottage Cutz - Rose Flower-June CCS-011 Stamp and Die Set
Sentiment Stamp is an old Penny Black 2820F Red Rose
Designer Paper Bazzill Basics 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad, Red
White card base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches), red panel (2 1/4" x 8 1/2 ") scored
at 4 1/4 inches on one end and 2 1/8 in. on the other end.
Embossing folder is by Sizzix
Spellbinders Grand Decorative Oval die
I colored and cut out the rose image.  I then traced around
the outside of the die onto deep red cardstock and cut out for
a mat for the image.

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


Monday, March 6, 2017

HMFMC # 236- "LET'S HAVE A PARTY"

Welcome back House Mouse Fans for a brand new challenge at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Our Talented Teamie, Dorte, is hosting Challenge # 236
and has chosen the theme

LET'S HAVE A PARTY

As always, you can use an Anything Goes theme for all our challenges.


Looks like a party to me, good food, good friends.




Stamp - House Mouse Design - Strawberry Treat- Stampendous (HMR 100)
Paper - DCWV
Grass die - Memory Box
Fence Die - Cheery Lyn Designs
Button - JoAnn's
Bakers Twine
Colored with Copics

**SPONSOR**

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? :)


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 to win the fabulous sponsored prize.

This challenge will end on Saturday, March 18th at Midnight EST.

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






BSS IDEA - Easter's on it's Way

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hi Stamping friends, brrrr, back to winter this weekend.  Good time to
get into the craft room and create!

There is only one thing I love more than a great snowman
stamp and that is a bunny stamp.  Found this gem on my
last visit to the store.

I used gray ink to stamp the image leaving the lines softer.
After I finished coloring the image, I used chalks to create
a background.






Bunny Stamp - Impression Obsession H16283
Sentiment - Northwoods JE483
Happy Easter sentiment - Taylored Expressions,Big Bold Easter 
stamp set TEMS64
INK - Hybrid Ink Pad by My Favorite Things - Gravel Gray
Papers - White card bse 5x7, mint green card stock, yellow pearl card stock
Gingham Designer paper Farm Fresh Gingham 6x6 pad from My Favorite
Things
Embossing Folder - Sizzix - 3-D Textured Impressions-Woven-661261
Bunny Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Pierced Oval Die - Spellbinders SCD-007
Ribbon
Colored with Copics.

Such a sweet bunny!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

HONEY BEAR

Hello friends, cool and dreary out today.  Have had the vacuum cleaner sitting outside
my craft room door waiting to do some cleaning, but instead, I colored up this
wonderful Penny Black stamp and made a card.  So much more fun.....









Stamp - Honey Bear, Penny Black 1996
Assorted old Bee Stamps
Sentiment stamp unknown
There is a gal bear that goes with him, but
I have never done them together on the same card, wonder why
I never thought of that.......
Paper - Blue and white card stock and blue gingham.
Star Dust Stickles
Red twine
Red and White Candi 
Colored with Copics

I love the old Penny Black stamps and every once in awhile, I need
to get one out and make a card.  This bear is adorable!

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