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Monday, February 19, 2018

HMFMC #260 - ANYTHING GOES-OPTIONAL THEME SPRING COLORS

A new Challenge # 260 begins today at the


HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

Our talented teammate,  Lorraine is our hostess. 

Anything Goes 

OR 

Optional theme of

"SPRING COLORS"
Please remember you must use a House Mouse Design image
on your entry in the challenge.




Stamp - Pawing Petals - Stampendous (HMCR83)
Designer paper DCWV, gold mirror paper white card stock
Die cut at bottom of card -Sue Wilson,Creative Expressions
Tiny Flowers, bow and heart jewel from my stash
Colored with Copics









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Thank you to our Generous sponsors for their continued support 


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 to inspire us!! 

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






BSS IDEA - Who Let The Dogs Out

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hope everyone hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day.

Going to have some warm days this week, so I am sure we will be 
thinking Spring.

This weeks card is a clear Acrylic Card.



          
  Stamp - Laurel Burch - Stampendous (LBCP008)
Sentiment Stamp - Printworks -(C4822)
Green and white card stock
Woodgrain designer paper
Heavy Clear Acrylic Sheet
White Embossing Powder
Stitched Rectangle die
Colored with Copics and fussy cut out.

You need to cut four of the rectangles
so that you can put one of them on the inside to cover the piece
that is glued to the front and one on the back of the card to cover
the sentiment rectangle so that the glue/tape liner doesn't show..

Same with the strips on the bottom.

Dogs are fussy cut and a black glitter paper is cut, leaving a small
piece showing like a shadow, then popped up with foam tape
onto the rectangle.

It's a unique and different look for a card, and fun to make.

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

Saturday, February 17, 2018

HAPPY MAIL

So excited.  My new Tim Holtz Glass Craft Mat was delivered today!

I watched a video on Scrapbook.com with Tim Holtz demo of this new product.
I have always stamped and made cards on a glass mat (Kitchen cutting board)
with feet that was just slightly bigger than Tim's newest invention.
I love the grid on the front, and on the right side, there is a craft mat
which peels off to show a small palette surface for using distress inks, water colors
or whatever you want.

The video is HERE if you would like to watch it.



Gotta go and test drive it now.
 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Litle Mermaid

Hi friends.  Hope you're having a nice day.  We are warmer than we have been
 for a long time today and melting like crazy!  Snow should be gone
 by the time it returns again on Saturday!

Used a Sweet little mermaid stamp today which I recently purchased.
My Granddaughter who is in her second year of college LOVES the ocean
and the beach. Many of their vacations have been to the ocean
in Virginia and a wonderful resort, which the whole family loves.
So I will probably save this for her upcoming birthday in April, she
will enjoy this little sweetie.



Stamp - Penny Black - A Mo Manning image, Mermaid Bath 40-457
Paper with starfish is Craft Smith from Michaels
Dies - Square nestabilities Spellbinders
Clare Corner die is  Memory Box
Stickles on the bubbles
Scraps used to make the flag for the sentiment
which came from the same 12x12 paper stack as the starfish
I also used a scrap from the paper to cut out a starfish to pop up
on the card.
Colored with Copics

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use dies on your card
Penny Black February Challenge - AG/Use some scraps

Did you enjoy some chocolate yesterday? My kids called to thank me
for their Valentines goodies and hand made cards.

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day

Happy LOVE day everyone.  I received a beautiful card and a gift card
 from my husband at the breakfast table this morning.  Since we met in
 the 9th grade,  and have been married for 51 years, we have had a lot of
Valentine's Days together.  I still have a red satin heart that was the first
Valentine he ever gave me with chocolates in it
,minus the chocolates of course!!

I made him a card, which I am posting here today.
Hope you are with someone you love today.
Oh, and I got kisses from my fur baby this morning too!!



Card is 5x7 inches
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Black heart - Cherry Lyn
Red Velvet paper heart cut with Gina Marie stitched hearts
Sentiment stamp - Cloud Nine
Border die - Sue Wilson Creative Expressions
Silver Holograph paper behind it

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 12, 2018

HMFMC #259-Midway Reminder-Always Anythng Goes-Optional Sweets or Hearts

 Challenge # 259 continues for another week at the
HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

Our talented Teammate Bunny is our Hostess 

Anything Goes 

OR 

 Theme Option  "Sweets or Hearts"


Stamp - You've Got Heart -Stampabilities (2007)
Paper - Kaiser
Pink Pearl card base, The Paper Cut
Die background - Spellbinders
Die corner die - La La Land
Heart ribbon, double heart charm and puffy conversation
hearts from my stash
Colored with Copics



Welcome back our Generous SPONSOR


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!

AND

This super cute Gruffie UN mounted 
 rubber stamp set
For ONE lucky player donated by teamie Christine.
Thanks Christine!

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.

Challenge # 259 ends Saturday, February 17th a midnight EST.

We love to visit  you to see what you come up with to inspire us!! 

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



BSS IDEA - Floating Image

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA.

Hi everyone, as promised in last weeks post, I have a cute little
Valentine card that you can make up lickity split.

I found the instructions on youtube by Jennifer McGuire HERE

You will need a small piece of tulle material for this idea.
I used a piece I bought at JoAnn's a long time ago that
has silver glitter squiggly lines on it, but Jennifer used
just a white piece on her example.  It is very inexpensive
and I love the idea.

Here is my card


Close up of window


The inside of the card.


Stamp - I Love Us - Penny Black Forever and Always clear set (30-401)
Dies - Penny Black Kitty Love (51-407)
Heart die - Spellbinders Heart nestabilities
Punch - Lace border Martha Stewart (I used a Versafine pen
and a ruler along the edge of this die then embossed with
Silver embossing powder
Paper - Red White and Light Gray Cardstock
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug hearts
White embossing powder
A piece of Tulle big enough to cover whatever shape
you make your frame from.

Just make sure you leave enough room at the bottom on the inside of your card when
cutting out a frame so you can sign the card  on the right side and it won't show through the window.

The only thing I did different from Jennifer on the video was I placed
my red mat on the card front with some low tack tape, then cute
through both the mat and the card front at the same time so I was
sure they would match up perfectly.

You could also use acetate or vellum in your frame for the same
effect.

Hope you will try this card, I am always looking for something new
to try and I loved how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a Happy Valentines Day

Thursday, February 8, 2018

VALENTINES

Hello.  Making Valentines this week.  These two cards are made from a
 Stamp set and a matching Die Set from My Favorite Things.

The first one  from the die set, the second one  from 
the stamp set, which includes the board and x's, o's and hearts
 and lots of great words to go with it.  

My local stamp store had a Super Bowl Party and we made the
 first one from the die set .  I bought only the stamp set and made the
second one at home.  Love the words that
came with the stamp set.  Both cards are fun.



Designer paper is Michaels Valentine 12x12  Paper Pack
Cuddlebug embossing folder
And Stamp is My Favorite Things (C8-231) X'x and O's

Off to make some more Valentines so I can get them in the
mail by Saturday.

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Power Poppy Challenge

Hi friends.  I recently purchased some new digi's from Power Poppy.  Love these images, and my local stamp store carries her stamps, so have some of them too.  After I got one of the images I bought colored up, I decided I would join the current challenge for February.


Up for a Challenge?

Here is the card I came up with, using one of the new digis I purchased.
So hard to capture sparkle on a card, but the pink die cut background
is cut from glitter paper, and the hearts on the socks were coated with
Stickles, candy apple red.


close up of image.




Dies - Background die is Spellbinders
Stitched Oval die is Gina Marie
Corner - LaLa Land
Paper - Michaels
Bow - Hobby Lobby
White card base is 5x7 inches
Colored with Copics


I made this card for a Valentine for my BFF who lives in Texas (I am in NY).  We met when we
were both young wives of husbands in the Army on an Army Base in California. Being far from home and all alone, we spent just a few months living next door to each other, but
have remained friends for all these years.  We both feel like fate put us together and
we have nurtured this friendship and remained grateful.  So....when I saw this fun
image and the saying was perfect, I had to make her a Valentine card.

I'm entering into the


                                                                     Love/Sparkle theme


                                               Power Poppy - Hues to use
(White, Pink, Red)

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

Monday, February 5, 2018

HMFMC #259-ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES-OPTIONAL THEME - SWEETS /HEARTS

A new Challenge # 259 begins today at
HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

Challenge 259 ends on Saturday, February 17th at midnight EST.

Our talented Teammate Bunny is our Hostess 

Anything Goes 

OR 

 Theme Option  "Sweets or Hearts" 

Please remember you must use a House Mouse 
Design image on your entry.




Stamp - Dearest One - Stampendous (HMCR81)
White scalloped heart die - Leisure Crafts
Paper - Old sheet of handmade paper with gold
glitter swirls from my stash (finally giving up
and using this beautiful sheet of paper)
Red Foil Heart doily
Gold Stickles dots on heart
Red Roses and white buds from Michaels
White satin double bow
Colored with Copics

********************
Welcome back our Generous SPONSOR



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!  

and
Awesome unmounted  Gruffie  rubber stamp set
donated by our generous teammate, Christine.


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 to inspire us!! 

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


BSS IDEA - Faeries in the Garden

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Well, January just flew by and now here we are almost
to Valentines Day.  I have a quick fun Valentine for you
for next Monday, so be sure to check back for that.

My card for you today was brought on by a need to
feel like Spring is just around the corner!!  




Closeup Thoughtful Faerie feeding bird.

Close up of Posing Faerie with Squirrel 


Stamp- Felicity-Penny Black (40-517)
Dies - Spellbinders 5-7 Mystical Embrace (56-012)
 XCut-docrafts Nesting Dies (503045)
Posing Faerie - Poppy Stamps (1775)
Thoughtful Faerie, Poppy Stamps (1783)
Squirrel die - Impression Obsession (213D)
Bird Die-Impression Obsession (154-A)
Green 5x7 inch card base
WOW clear Sparkle Embossing Powder on wings
Pearls on the flower centers
Pop dots to pop up the faeries
Sponged the edges of the image and the wings 
with light blue ink.
Colored with Copic Markers

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018

CLOWNING AROUND

Hello friends, hope you are having a good start to the weekend. 
 Snowing and cold here again...ugh.


I have been  trying to straighten up and clean out my stamp room (a never ending tale...)
 and found a bag of unmounted stamps I bought from different vendors at a stamp show
 two years ago.  The trouble with that is, when you make a card using one of these stamps, 
you don't know the company that makes it. So if anyone recognizes this stamp and knows the company that made it, please by all means let me know and I will share it with the rest of you.



A simple card.  Stamped the clown fish onto orange and blue card stock.
Colored in the white areas with a Sharpie Poster Paint pen.
Fussy cut the fish out.  Cut out the center fish from the blue card stock
and glued him over the orange cut out fish.  Circle paper is
Martha Stewart.  Mounted on a white 6x6 card with an orange
mat.  Added the computer generated words and the gingham ribbon.

Back to the craft room for me now, trying to work ahead for some upcoming
cards I need.  

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