Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sick Sally

Happy Hump Day!  WOW, saw pictures on the news this morning of the Tornado's in the US, what is going on with our weather!!! So much destruction in just a few minutes.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the people affected by these severe storms.

Today's card is for the Challenge at Sassy Cheryls, # 104, theme, Seeing Spots.
I used a Sassy Cheryl digi called Sick Sally.  Poor little one has a cold, and seems like
everyone has had one and has had a hard time getting rid of it!  Mild winter, a lot of air born germs!

Card Recipe

Digi - Sassy Cheryl, sentiment, Hero Arts
Paper - Card base, The Paper Studio, Kaleidoscope Stack
Dotted paper, Reflections, Michael's
Die Cut for image, Spellbinders, Die for swirls, Cheery Lyn.
Buttons and Bows
Star Dust Stickles
Colored with Copics

Have a great rest of the day.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later.............

Monday, February 27, 2012


Time for another House Mouse and Friends Monday
 Challenge, #114.

The theme for this challenge, chosen by our talented and fun-loving teammate, Lori Bennett, is:
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice.  Seems Lori is going to be a new Grandma soon, and it's a girl, so she wants us to create something to celebrate a little girl in your life.

I used this adorable Happy Hoppers Stamp.  Are these bunnies cute or what?

And created a sweet little picture frame for a sweet little girl in my life.
The picture is of my Granddaughter, Megan.  I purchased the picture frame at Michael's for a dollar. It's made of wood too!  I covered the entire frame with Pool Party card stock from Stampin Up.
I then colored and cut out my stamped image and popped it up on the frame with a Action Wobbler, so it jiggles when you move the frame.  Cut borders for the top and bottom from card stock.  Corners are a die from Sizzix.  The heart die around the frame is Cheery Lyn.  Sentiment is computer generated.
Used a white Sharpie Poster Paint Pen to dot the entire frame.  Added pearls, and a bow.

I glued white satin ribbon around the edge of the frame,  then a coordinating lace
to finish it off.

Our Sponsors for this challenge are:

House Mouse Designs has generously offered a $25 gift certificate to their online store.
Pizzazz Aplenty has generously offered a $10 embellishment gift package.
My Creative Classroom has generously offered One Free Class of Your Choice
So, you have three chances to win!

You must use a House Mouse, Gruffie, or Happy Hopper stamp and use the theme, sugar and spice and everything nice on your card/project.  The challenge will end on Saturday, March 10th at
midnight, New York EST.

For some beautiful inspiration, visit the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog.
Carol and Tanja are joining us for this our final February challenge, and we would like to thank them for their beautiful contributions during the month of February.

Don't forget, you too can submit your gorgeous creations that feature any House-Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers images directly to the Official House-Mouse Designs site found HERE! Just look for this "HMD By Me Gallery" link on the website's sidebar and follow the steps to add your work!

Hope you have a chance to ink up your House Mouse stamps and join us.  Some nice prizes up for grabs.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.

Oh, and that little girl in the picture frame.  She was 16 months old when the picture was taken.

She is now a beautiful young lady who will turn 14 in April!
Love you sweetie!

Until later..................


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week's idea is to use one of the Holly Berry House Medallion Egg Stamps.
These make beautiful Easter Cards and Projects.

I used pastel colored card stock and stamped the egg medallion four times, once on each color, blue, green, yellow, and pink. I stamped with versamark clear watermark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.

I then cut different layers out of the different colors and popped them up layer by layer.
I used a coordinating color glitter on each layer.

The chick border is Martha Stewart.
The egg stamp by Holly Berry House is # 1530-0, Columbine Egg.
Sizzix embossing folder, yellow satin ribbon, and pearls by Melissa Frances.
Inside sentiment, Printworks E1143 (Happy Easter)

I used distress inks to ink up the edges of each layer of the egg with a coordinating color.

These eggs are fun to create and make a stunning card.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Hi, hope everyone had a great weekend.  We didn't get the big snowfall that was predicted, okay with me!

I made this card for my niece Lisa's daughter Kristen, who delivered a beautiful baby boy on Wednesday.  Lisa was my very first Godchild, I was only 16 years old and I could not believe my sister was bestowing this honor to me. 

Welcome to the world and our family, Mason Wayne.
Congratulations Grandma Lisa and Grandpa Wayne and Uncle Alex.
Congratulations Kristen, Nelson, and Bear the dog.

Simple card, Image is Mo's Digital Pencil 2.
Sentiment is dollar bin at Michael's.
Spellbinders dies
Paper, DCWV baby boy stack
Border punch, Martha Stewart
Colored with Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by.  Off to watch to Oscars. Until later...........

Friday, February 24, 2012


It's finally Friday!  Everyone is looking forward to the weekend. We are expecting to get snow today and over the weekend, up to 10 inches, more than we have had the entire Winter!

Today's card is for the challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil challenge blog.  For challenge # 123, they want us to use lace and a Mo image.  I have used Cherry.

Card Recipe

Digi - Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper - DCWV - Botanicals Stack, The Paper Studio, Gingham
Lace - JoAnn's
Ribbon - My local stamp store
Prima Flowers
Sentiment - dollar stamp from Michael's
Star Dust Stickles
Colored with Copic Markers

Hope your Friday is great.  Stay warm if you're in the snow zone.  Thanks for stopping by today, I always love hearing from you.  Until later.............

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Hi, posting late tonight, got the cleaning bug today and went through the whole downstairs, finished the wash up and made pigs-in-the-blanket for tomorrow!  Wish this would happen more often!

This cute digi is from Angel's Landing.  Got all the animals together, and all the animals separate.
Love these babies..............

Card Recipe
Digi - Angel's Landing
Background pussy willow DP - K & Company, Tim Coffey Stack
Gingham paper - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Corner punch - Paper Shapers
Prima Flowers
Bow - Hobby Lobby

Hope everyone had a great Tuesday.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later.......

Monday, February 20, 2012


Just a quick post to remind you we are mid-way through Challenge 113 at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, which this time the theme is Make Wishes Come True.

 Card Recipe
Stamp - House Mouse Designs, Sentiment-Stampendous
Papers - DCWV
Corner punch - Paper Shapers
Lace border
Colored with Copic Markers

So come on, ink up those House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper stamps and join us for this fun challenge.  Get some inspiration from the House Mouse challenge Blog.

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

Sue Drees


Welcome to the BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF Monday Idea

Today's idea is a Big Buckle Card.  You can find a written and video tutorial at:

The Big Buckle Card has a slit at the bottom and a paper
buckle that fits through it, it also holds the card closed.

The inside of the card with the buckle opened.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Birds, Northwoods Rubber Stamps (P8425), buckle sentiment - A Muse Art Stamps
(9-82498),  inside sentiment - Penny Black (4176H)
Paper - My Mind's Eye
I used a white 5x7 card base
Border punch - Martha Stewart
Die cut - Spellbinders Label 11 (Grand)
Flower - Prima, leaves - punch (maple leaf)
Colored with Copics
Sky colored using ripped paper towel and
a stipple brush

This is a unique card, and easy to put together.  Have fun making one and decorating it!

Have a great Monday.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later..............

Friday, February 17, 2012


Hello, everyone looking forward to the weekend?  I made this simple card for my niece who had surgery on Wednesday and is recovering at home. 

Stamp, House Mouse Design, Paper, Martha Stewart.
Spellbinders die cut
Colored with Copic Markers

Enjoy your weekend.  Thanks for stopping by for a peek.  Until later......

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Hi, I received some sunshine in the mail the other day from my friend Cathy in Arizona in the form of this cute Flip Flops stamp from Impression Obsessions.  There was a lot of other stuff in the Box too, for another time, thanks Cathy for everything!

My Card Recipe:

Stamps - Flip Flops - Impression Obsession, Sun Stampendous
Papers - K &Co Citronella, DCWV Citrus
Kaiser Pearls
Sand Castle border punch - EK Success
Colored with Copic Markers

Have a wonderful Thursday.  Thanks for stopping by for a peek.  Until later...........

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Happy Hump Day!  Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day.

Today's card is for the second Challenge at Craft a Scene. They want you to create a Winter scene.
I was the lucky random winner of their very first challenge and received a envie with some goodies including the glossy card stock I used on this card, thanks so much ladies.

I created this scene showing two beautiful deer, Rubber Cottage Stamp making a night time visit to the lake.  All other stamps used are Stampscapes.  Inks used, Marvey Matchables, and Ranger Distress Inks. Matted on Black card stock and DCWV designer paper.  Stars are from Hobby Lobby.

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2012



Hope you' re with someone you love today.


Today's card was the technique challenge last week
on Splitcoast Stampers.

Card design was developed by Sonia Sellers and there is also a link to her blog.

The fold is pretty easy to put together and it's a lot of fun to decorate!

Have a great Tuesday.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later...............

Monday, February 13, 2012


Welcome back to a new Challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 113.

Before we begin our new challenge, we would like to thank everyone that took part in the
Challenge 112 and Blog Hop.  It was over the top.  We had so many entrants and beautiful cards and projects.  All the winners are listed at the House Mouse and Friends blog site, so go check to see if you won!

My blog prize, the February 2012 stamp and matching sentiment winner is:

#41 (from the HM Blog Site) SHARI GREEN
Shari, please email me ( with your
full name and address as it should appear on the mailing label and
I will get your stamps off to you right away.  Congratulations and Enjoy!

On to Challenge # 113
The theme has been chosen by our dear and expert colorist,  team mate, Heather, and it's


Twinkle Toes (HMGR 1013)

My Card Recipe

Stamp - Amanda, Twinkle Toes
Paper - Card base, Pearlescent Gold, designer paper, K & Company,
Silver Mirror Paper
Die Cuts - Spellbinders label, Cheery Lyn, leaves
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Silver Mesh ribbon - Michael's
Rhinestone Buckle - Pizzazz Aplenty
Flowers - Pizzazz Aplenty
Pink Bush flowers - Melissa Frances
Pearl strings - Bridal Dept - Michael's
Sentiment - Computer generated, from Cinderella
Crystal Stickles
Colored with Copics

Our Generous Sponsor is:

Simon Says Stamp Shop - $25 Gift Card to their online Shop

The gals on the design team have made some wonderful cards/projects to inspire you.
Come on all you ladies that showed us what you got in the blog hop, come join us again, we love seeing what you come up with.
The Challenge runs from today through Saturday February 25th at midnight.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later........



Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today, Sharon has asked me to show you some new product that she has on
order from her recent trip to CHA.

Note:  you can click on any picture to get a close up look.

The Tim Holtz Embossing Diffuser Set # 1
Consists of three acrylic templates, a circle, a small oval and a large oval.
Each template has the circle or oval insert. When you use the template with an embossing folder
without the insert, your paper is embossed completely, leaving the shape blank on your paper.
When you use the shape insert alone with an embossing folder, just the shaped area is embossed.

Here are some examples:

This is the first card, closed. I used the small oval template with the swiss dot embossing folder.
Only the portion of the template with the oval hole is left unembossed.

This is a tri fold card, so I could show you how each of the templates in the package work.
On the second panel, I used the large oval template and a plaid Sizzix embossing folder.
Only the cut out oval is left blank. On the third panel, I used a cuttlebug embossing folder with the circle template. The stamp set used on this card is My Favorite Things, Fred Bear Gives Comfort.
Paper is Annalee from Prima. I used the Ranger sponge applicator to add Adirondack Ink, Meadow and Stonewashed to add color to the embossing. I colored with the new, Ranger Distress Markers, and used a Dove Blender to shade.

On this card, I used the circle cut out only, so that when you emboss using an embossing folder, only the circle is embossed. This is a Sizzix, stripped embossing folder. Stamp is from Inky Antics, B163. The inside sentiment is from Great Impressions. Colored with new Distress Markers pictured above, and used a Dove Blender to shade.

I used the small oval insert only with the Dotted Swiss embossing folder, so that only the oval is embossed. The butterfly is Stampendous, the inside sentiment is My Sentiments Exactly. Inside punched butterflies is EK Success Border punch. Colored with new Distress Markers and used the Dove Blender to shade.

I used the large oval insert only when I embossed on the gold mirror paper.
Only the large oval is embossed. The flower is from Outlines Rubber Stamp Co. I colored with new Distress Markers from Ranger pictured above. Sprayed the flower with Perfect Pearls Gold and water from a mini mister. The inside sentiment is from Penny Black.

These are fun to use and you can place the shape anywhere on your paper. So versatile.
They are coming soon.

There is a video demonstration by the man himself, Tim Holtz at CHA demonstrating
the markers and the diffusers
Thanks Krystie,  for this information.

And lastly, new embossing folders are also coming:

This one is from Crafts Concepts, called Sophia's Garden.
Colored with shimmery chalks. Inside Sentiment is Hero Arts.

Such a beautiful Spring design!

Hope you enjoyed this little preview of some of the new things that will be showing up in the store.
Check the blog on a regular basis, as Sharon is posting items as they come in.

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

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Saturday, February 11, 2012


Hello, baby it's cold outside, and we had a little snow.  Looks pretty and I didn't have to go out today, so didn't mind it.  We have been so snowless this winter that now it's like it's just an aggravation.

Today's card is for the challenge at  Penny Black and Friends Saturday Challenge,  #188 the theme is LOVE AND KISSES.  This beautiful stamp is a Slapstick from Penny Black and it is a Mo Manning image! 

Card Recipe
Stamp - Penny Black Slapstick
Papers - DCWV French Country Stack
Flowers - Prima
Hearts - Bridal Dept Michael's
Bow - Silky soft seam binding from my friend America
Ladybug brad
White glitter
Colored with Copic Markers

Hope you're enjoying your weekend so far.  Thanks for stopping by. Until later...........