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Monday, January 21, 2019

HMFMC # 283 - ANYTHING GOES OR OPTIONAL THEME "BUTTONS AND BOWS"

Challenge # 283 Begins today at the 

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

Our talented teammate Christine is our Hostess 

Our Challenges are ALWAYS Anything Goes
and an Optional  theme chosen by our Hostess

"Button/s and OR Bow/s"

Bows can be ribbon/twine/lace etc ANY bow/button/s


Stamp - House Mouse Design, Bird Bath - Stampendous (HMCR120)
Paper - Purple card (5x7 inches) Pool Party, Orchid, and white card stock
Pink Velvet Ribbon, heart shaped buttons, pink bow from my stash.
Bubble Embossing folder over the entire image
Star Dust Stickles on the water and bubbles on the image.
Colored with Copic Markers


Welcome back our Generous Sponsors

 for this challenge they 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!

Second generous sponsor 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!!  

THANK YOU TO OUR TWO GENEROUS SPONSORS
FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT.


Our design team has come up with some great
 inspiration for this challenge.
  So, scurry on over to the

and check them out, then get busy and enter a project/card of your own. We love
to visit you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!
   Super prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 283 runs through Saturday February 2, 2019  at 12 midnight EST

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.





BSS IDEA-Fancy Fold Valentine/Love Card

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA

Winter finally arrived here in the Buffalo NY area.
AND it is COLD...........brrrrr


I made a new (to me) fancyfold card for this week's idea.

This post is loaded with pictures and the directions
for you to make your own fancy fold card.


The front of the card
White card stock card is 12 x 5 inches folded on the left
The black mat is 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches
The red mat is 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
The second black mat is 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches

Adhere the mats to the front of the side folded card front.




Cut a white mat 4 x5 inches
Center the dies (I used Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Die)
on the white mat, I used removable tape to hold
them in place)
Cut a strip of red paper to go behind the letters (I used
red glitter paper) and adhere behind the word. 

Attach the die cut panel to the front of the card.


The Inside of the card


Cut two pieces of mat (I used red card stock) 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
Attach  two pieces if designer paper 5x4 inches, attach to the first mat, then
attach to each side of the opened card




Cut a strip of white paper 12x 1 inch
Cut a strip of black paper 12 x 1/4 inch
Adhere the black strip down the middle of the white strip
Fold the strip in half, open it  back up and bring
each end of the strip to the center fold of the strip 
and crease  Your strip will now have four equal sections




The two end sections are adhered to the center
of each end of the opened card, with the
two inner sections forming a "V".  When you
adhere the two end sections, add glue to the
entire section, placing the edge on the first
mat edge, not the edge of the card.  This is
so that when the card is closed, it won't show.



 To finish the card, decorate the strip with die cuts or
small colored images.  I used Spellbinders heart nestabilities,
and scalloped heart nestabilities in red and white.  I added
some red heart gems from Queen and Co.

The Love workd die on the inside, the sentiment on the inside,
and the sentiment on the outside above the Love die cut , are
from the Hero Arts Love Stamp and Cut set (DC175)

I have told you how I made my card and what I used, but this
could be made for any occasion.  You don't have to use a word die
on the front, you could use a stamped word.  Butterflies
on a circle or small square die on the inside would be pretty.

  Hope you get to try this fun card, it
is really very simple to put together, you don't have to mat as many
times as I did.  You can make the card any size you want,
the strip will always be as long as the opened card.  So if you
make an A2 card, the strip will be 1 inch by 11 inches

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

Monday, January 14, 2019

HMFMC #282-Midway Reminder-Anything Goes/New

Challenge # 282 continues today at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

 Our talented teammate, Annie is our Hostess.

Our challenges always have an "ANYTHING GOES" theme

 The Optional theme for this challenge is "NEW "

Like Something new in your Crafty stash/ New Friends/New Home/New Baby/New relationship etc. 

Close-up of image




OH NO, New Curtains!


Stamp - House Mouse Design-Stampendous-Curtain Cats (HMCR127)
New Stamp introducing Sunshine and Smokey the cats
Paper-Blue, white Cardstcok
Scalloped die - Memory Box
Colored with Copics

We welcome back our super generous
 Sponsor again for 2019. 


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.  


Our design team has come up with some great
 inspiration for this challenge.
  So, scurry on over to the
and check them out, then get busy and enter a project/card of your own. We love
to visit you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!
   Super prize on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 282 runs through Saturday January 19, 2019  at 12 midnight EST

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.





BSS IDEA - A Girl and her Dog

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA.

I'm in the process of cleaning my stamp room and purging......it is a painful process
but I have been stamping since 1996 and have collected so much stuff.
Not to mention a very large collection of stamps.  And PAPER, ugh, so much
paper and half sheets of paper..............but I am wading through everything
and when I am done, there will be a lot less.

Here is the card I made for this weeks post.



Close up of image


Stamp - Stampingbella-Dawn Loves Her Doggie (eb714)

Papers - Pink, white, dark gray card stock, designer paper is Core'dination

Colored with Copic Markers. and white gel pen.

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

Monday, January 7, 2019

HMFMC #282-Always Anything Goes/Optional Theme "New"


Challenge # 282 begins today at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

 Our talented teammate, Annie is our Hostess.

Our challenges always have an "ANYTHING GOES" theme

 The Optional theme for this challenge is "NEW "

Like Something new in your Crafty stash/ New Friends/New Home/New Baby/New relationship etc. 






Stamp - House Mouse Designs - Pea Pod Nap - Stampendous HMP48
All dies are from Reasonable Craft Dies
Sentiment - old Inkadinkado clear set
Colored with Copics

We welcome back our super generous
 Sponsor again for 2019. 


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.  



Our design team has come up with some great
 inspiration for this challenge.


  So, scurry on over to the
and check them out, then get busy and enter a project/card of your own. We love
to visit you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!
   Super prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 282 runs through Saturday January 19, 2019  at 12 midnight EST

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.







BSS IDEA - HERE KITTY, KITTY

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA.

Happy New Year!
Took me two days to get all the Christmas decorations down
packed away and back down to the basement.

I'm excited to get up to the stamp store, because I received a very
generous gift certificate from my hubs for Christmas.
AND, looking forward to new stamps that will be coming
in for Spring.

I had a bunch of Lavinia Stamps that I hadn't used yet, so
I made a card for this week to show you.


Inside of card



                   Stamps -All Stamps and background paper are from Lavinia.
Card stock, Black, White, Orchid Pearl
WOW Clear Sparkly Glitter.
White Liquid Pearls

That's it for me today.

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

Sunday, December 30, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR

All that preparation and it's over.  Going to enjoy the lights and decorations
a few more days and then will get into taking it all down and
packing it all away for another year.

At the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge we are on
a break until January 7th, so Challenge 281 will end on the
5th of January 2018 at midnight.  So, you have plenty of
time to join us with an entry, some great prizes on offer.
We went with  anything Christmas for our last challenge
of the year.

I hadn't used this adorable stamp yet, so I colored it up today
and made a New Years Card with it. 


Stamp - House Mouse Design-Carrying Candy Canes-Stampendous (HMPC102)
Card Design is a very unique die.from StudioLight called So Spring.(SS80)
Paper, Red, blue , green and White card stock.
Yellow Stickles
Ice Stickles
Colored with Copics

Check out the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog at housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com.  Then enter the challenge with a card/project for a
chance to win some great prizes.

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