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Monday, July 23, 2018

HMFMC #271 - ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL THEME "CHRISTMAS IN JULY"

 A brand new Challenge #271 begins today at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

Our talented teammate SUE KMENT is our Hostess 

Anything Goes 
 Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 

OR Optional theme 
"Christmas in July" 



Stamp - Ornament Collecting-House Mouse Designs-Stampendous (HMCP81)

Generous SPONSORS for this challenge are


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 Second Generous Sponsor is 

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

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.
  2 Wonderful prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 271 runs through Saturday August 4thst at midnight EST.
We love to visit  you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a good one, until later.......






BSS IDEA - CHRISTMAS IN JULY

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA

New Christmas "Stuff" is showing up now for the 2018 season.
I am a sucker for an ornament stamp or die, so when I saw this one
at the store, I just had to buy it.  Hope you like it too. I used gold mirror
card stock on both cards, and it is so hard to photograph.


For this first card I used:
Die - Deer in Ornament-Hero Arts (D1527)
Die-Amy Design-Ice Crystal Circle (ADD10110)
Paper - White glitter paper circle behind the ornament.
Gold Mirror Paper 
Gold bow

 

Same deer die
I cut it out with white glitter paper.
I then paper pieced the deer (Kraft paper sponged with
white and brown dye ink pads.)
The leaves with dark green card stock.
Designer paper - Dear Santa 6x6 Pad, Photo Play 
card is 41/4x51/2 inch 
Green cord bow
On both cards I popped up the ornament die.

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


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hues to Use--Power Poppy Guest Designer


A couple of months ago, I received an email from Julie Koerber at Power Poppy who Coordinates the "Hues to Use"challenge each week.  She was asking me if I would like to participate as a guest
designer for one of their challenges.  Well, duh, I jumped at the chance as I love Power Poppy stamps and digis and I love to color, so it was a no brainer.

The Hues to Use challenge is every Tuesday, and Julie provides you with three colors
and a picture depicting those colors.  You then enter a card using those colors on a
 Power Poppy Stamp or Digi.


In the days that followed, Julie sent me the three colors I would
be working with.  My heart sank, eggplant purple, orange, and a buttery cream color.
Purple and orange are probably the two most unused colors in my stash of paper, markers, pencils
and embellishments.  But, I do love a challenge (and I had already said yes) so I went
to work  choosing a Power Poppy image from my stash that I thought I
could incorporate these colors into.

I won't lie,  there were four or five starts to coloring the image up
 before I began to see that I could do this!

So without making you read or wait any longer here is my card
as a guest designer for Power Poppy's Hues to Use this week.




For my card, I chose the digi, Cup of Columbine, and colored it up with Copic Markers.
I knew I wanted to make a shaped card, so I chose a Spellbinder's Grand Die
Label 4. I cut an Egg Plant purple mat for the Copic Colored image, then
attached them to a white card cut from the same die set. The purple mat and
front of the card were embossed with a Creative Expressions 8 1/2x11 embossing
folder, Braided Vines.
Next, I stamped and embossed the word Enjoy, from Jillibean, and cut
 it out with the matching die in the set.
 I then cut two more of the word Joy from white  card stock
 and glued them to the back of the orange
       embossed original to give it  some dimension when adding it to the card.
 The word Everyday was stamped 
on white card stock and embossed with the same orange embossing powder
and die cut with the glag die from the same set.
A few purple sequins were finishing touches to the card.

Thank you Julie for nudging this old gal and long time stamper
out of her comfort zone.  I appreciate the opportunity afforded to
me by guest designing this week.

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

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Monday, July 16, 2018

HMFMC #270 - MIDWAY REMINDER-ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL THEME "HOT SUMMER DAYS"

Challenge # 270 continues for another week at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE 

"ANYTHING GOES"


OR

Challenge theme Option "Hot Summer Days" 


Hosted by ME!



Stamp - House Mouse Designs, Stampendous-Pond Song (HMCR54)
Paper - American Crafts
Dragonflies are made from an old small punch and silver mirror paper.
Sun is also an old punch, which I punched out and used the punched out
image as a stencil with some yellow ink and wink of stella.
Blue Stickles on the water.  
Sponged the sky with distress ink on the edge of a torn paper towel.
Flowers are Prima
Sentiment - My Favorite Things - From the heart (CS-266)


so join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)

http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg

  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies
 image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.

Generously Sponsored  by

We are 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!!  

Second Generous Sponsor is 

One Lucky Winner will receive a 
$12 Voucher to spend @ Di's Digi Stamps
Bio.
I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with like minded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!


Many thanks to our generous Sponsors for their continued support.  

AND

I am offering a third prize for one lucky winner.
This cute stamp, Share a Sip, Stampendous (HMCP28)

Join the fun and share a card or project with us for

your chance to win one of these three prizes.

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

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.
  3 Wonderful prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 270 runs through Saturday July 21st at midnight EST.
We love to visit  you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a good one, until later.......











BSS IDEA - PAPER PIECED HAPPY BIRTHDAY

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA.

Welcome back to another BSS IDEA.
We are in for some HOT days this week, so crank up
the AC or Fan and stay inside and create!

This week's card is a word stamp and I decided to
paper piece the words VERY HAPPY.



Stamp - Stampendous - Great Big Happy (CRW199)
Papers - Kraft and Royal Blue card stock, designer paper
BoBunny Serendipity Aviary
White embossing powder

Base card is 51/2 by 12 inchs Royal Blue card stock, tent fold.
Designer paper mat is 51/4x 53/4 inches
I stamped and embossed the word stamp with white
embossing powder.
I stamped the stamp again onto the designer paper and also
embossed with white EP.
I cut out the words Very Happy from the designer paper
and glued them on the Royal Blue card stock I had
stamped and embossed in white EP.
Then, I cut around the image on the Royal Blue
Paper and popped it up with pop dots and adhered
it to the card.
I cut a frame that would fit around the image
from Kraft paper using spellbinders rectangle dies,
and slid it in around the image and glued it in place.

I was looking forward to coloring this image up, but then
got this idea and I am glad I did, I like how it turned out.
Hope you do too.  Lots of possibilities using different
papers, like fun kids cards and guy cards.

That's it for me this week.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good day. Until later.....

Monday, July 9, 2018

HMFMC #270-ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL THEME "HOT SUMMER DAYS"

A brand new Challenge #270 begins today at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

I am the Hostess this challenge 

Anything Goes 
 Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 

OR Option theme

"HOT SUMMER DAYS"

 Close-up of image


Stamp- Standpiper Hello, House Mouse Designs, Stampendous (HMCR69)
Paper - DCWV, sentiment too, White and blue glitter paper
Twine, and a real starfish!
Colored with Copics

Generous SPONSORS for this challenge are:



We are 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!!  

Second Generous Sponsor is 
One Lucky Winner will receive a 
$12 Voucher to spend @ Di's Digi Stamps
Bio.
I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with like minded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

Thank you to our generous Sponsors for these wonderful Prizes.

AND


I am offering a third prize for one lucky winner.

This cute stamp, Share a Sip, Stampendous (HMCP28)
Join the fun and share a card or project with us for
your chance to win one of these three prizes.

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.
  3 Wonderful prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 270 runs through Saturday July 21st at midnight EST.
We love to visit  you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a good one, until later.......