Monday, December 31, 2012

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Happy New Years Card

Welcome to Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Happy New Year's Eve Day.
Today's card is a New Years card to celebrate the New Year, 2013.
Stamp - House Mouse Popping Mouse(no longer available) but, Party Ribbons HMOR1012, or Olive a Party HMUR1005 would work for a New Years card also.
Paper - Front of card Melissa Frances - Deck the Halls 6-6 pad.
Green Snowflake paper is Basic Grey-Jovial 6x6 pad.
Snowflake die and embossing folder is Cuttlebug
Numbers are plastic stick on from my Stash
Embossing Powder on snowflake is Stampendous-Fran-tage, Aged Gold
Regal Gold dots - Candi
Stamped with Versafine Onyx and embossed with clear EP, colored with Copics
Red Satin ribbon.

Inside of card, Spellbinder's Fancy Tags Two S-5-030,
Happy New Year sentiment is an old seasonal set by Plaid.

Click to enlarge
This wonderful sentiment is a stamp by Endless Creations (J14)
It is such a wonderful way to start the New Year.
Happy New Year
Celebrate the New Year safely.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 30, 2012


Hi blogging friends.  Did the week before Christmas and Christmas week just seem to disappear in a flurry of panic, anticipation, and fun and frolic?  Wow!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is looking forward to the New Year.
Today's card is for the challenge at Sassy Cheryl's. It's challenge 146 and the theme this time is "We Love Snowmen"  I do love snowmen, so this was a challenge I wanted to participate in.  Cheryl has a lot of snowmen stamps and even some in the bargain bins.

I chose this little guy, sitting atop the word Winter.
Card recipe
Digi - Sassy Cheryl's
Paper - Stampin Up
Spellbinders Classic Circle dies
Snowflakes and snowflake border - Memory Box
Branches - Martha Stewart punch
Pink Satin Ribbon and sparkly self stick circle
Dotted with Sharpie Poster Paint Pen
Colored with Copic Markers
We actually got some snow over the holidays, Rick has snowblowed twice, and
yesterday he had to use the roof shovel as the gutters were full of ice and the roof
was stacked high with snow.  Lots of pictures of our little ones on facebook going sledding for
the first time in a long time, even my 14 and 12 year old Grandkids were excited.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Appreciate your wonderful comments.  Until later....

Monday, December 24, 2012


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Well, it's Christmas Eve. All the shopping, wrapping, baking, cleaning, and decorating is hopefully done and you can now enjoy the holidays.
I made one last Christmas card. The idea is the 3D Christmas tree on the front.
I used a Sizzix die Christmas Tree #2 654987 and cut it out 5 times
with paper from Me and My Big Ideas. Because the paper was white on the
wrong side, I glued two pieces together. Start with a single tree, fold one of the
double sided trees in half and crease with bone folder. Do the same with the second double sided tree. I adhered the single tree to the Spellbinder's Floral Oval die cut with white glitter paper.
Then glued ( I used a glue gun for strengh) down the middle of one of the double sided trees and adhered it to the first one, and repeated the same thing with the second double sided tree. I used silver Stickles on the edge of the branches, and added a silver ribbon to the designer paper which is Graphic 45, Sugar Plum collection. All on a white card base. Tree can be folded flat for mailing.
Hope your Christmas is the best ever and you are surrounded by loved ones and friends.
Thanks for stopping by today. Merry Christmas............

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Believe in Magic

Hi friends.  Well, the countdown is on and now the real rush begins.  Hope you are staying sane and can enjoy the holidays.
Today's card is a stamp I bought at a show in our area in September and had not inked up yet!
Now that I have, it is such a fun stamp to work with.

Card Recipe
Stamp - Art gone Wild - Believe
Paper - Provo Craft
Ribbon and snowflake border - Martha Stewart
Colored with Copics
Spellbinders - Grand Calibur die scalloped squares
Have a great Friday. Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later......

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Hi friends.  Is everyone feeling like you have more to do than time to do it in?  I'm sure that's the case.  Going to bake some cookies tomorrow and Friday, but frosted sugar cookies will be Sunday so they are nice and fresh for Christmas Day.

Today's card is for the girls at my local stamp store.  Stopping there tomorrow morning just to wish them a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

This beautiful stamp set by Flourishes is probably my favorite of all the Santa Stamps
I own.  What a beautiful face!!

Card Recipe:
Stamp - Flourishes, includes three sentiments including the HO HO HO!
Paper is DCWV
Metal border edges - Memory makers, have had them forever.
Holly die is Sizzix
Red Satin Ribbon
Poinsettia brads I have also had forever.
Glossy Accents on his glasses
Sparkly  embossing powder on his hat
Colored with Prismacolor pencils
Snowflake punch
Silver glitter paper from Michael's
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Thursday.  Until later..............

Monday, December 17, 2012


It's House Mouse Monday Time.  Challenge #135 will run for an entire month, while we take a break for the Christmas Holidays.
Thanks to everyone who entered our last challenge "Let It Snow"  we saw some great entries
and creative cards/projects.
For Challenge # 135, our talented teamie, Kate has chosen "Christmas Hugs and Kisses"

This stamp is Stampabilities, Mice Carolers (HMOR1091)

Designer Papers - The Paper Studio. 
Green textured card stock base card. 
Hugs and Kisses and X's and O's are a Cuttlebug Die cut from
Red mirror paper. Lacy red foil border from my stash.  I mail ordered
these years ago and they came in 4 foot lengths.
Merry Christmas is cotton twill on a roll from Michael's.  Snowflakes are from Michael's also.
Colored with Copic Markers
Two generous Sponsors has offered prizes for this challenge.
House Mouse Designs is offering a$25 Gift Voucher to their online site.
Di's Digi Downloads is offering $10 Gift Voucher to their online shop.
My fellow design team members have come up with some beautiful Christmas creations.
Need some inspiration, go to the challenge site and take a peek.
We love to visit you and see what you come up with for our challenge themes. So ink up those stamps and enter our "Christmas Hugs and Kisses" theme.
Again, this challenge will run through Saturday, January 12 at midnight DST.
Because this is our last challenge before the holidays, we would like to thank everyone who
joins us on a regular basis with some really creative cards and projects, and we'd like to invite new House Mouse friends to join us in our bi-weekly challenges. 
Happy Holidays, hope you can be with those you love.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good Monday.  Until later...............


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Today's Idea is a quick Christmas Card. The technique is over stamping.
That is, you stamp the image, then stamp the sentiment over the image.
Here is a closeup of the stamped images.
Both Stamps are Inkadinkado. The Holy Family image (99627)
was stamped on white card stock with light blue dye ink.
The sentiment was stamped over the image with Versafine Onyx ink
embossed with clear embossing powder.

Used Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two (S4-346) die
Blue stared paper is from my stash with a mat of silver paper, mounted
on a gold glittered card base. The starts and rhinestones were added last.
This is a quick card and because nothing is popped up, will mail for
the regular rate.
Hope you have time to try this technique. Will work for any occasion. Try flowers
in the background with a birthday or get well message.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later...............

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Hi blogging friends.  Another Christmas card.  So many stamps, so little time!!
The poinsettia flower stamp is old and by a company no longer in business.
Spellbinders dies, Fancy label one
Marianne dies, holly and swirl
Embossed the snowflakes on white with a Darice folder
Card base is DCWV
Have a great Tuesday.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later.............

Monday, December 10, 2012

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Mid Week Reminder

Just a reminder that you have until Saturday, December 15th at midnight EST to enter the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  Our theme for this challenge is LET IT SNOW.

You can get all the information and lots of inspiration at the challenge site.

There is a $25 voucher, for Simon Says Stamp's online store prize for one lucky random winner.

Love this sweet stamp.  These guys are hurrying home in a snow storm to get their
tree decorated for Christmas!

I made a shadowbox card with lots of glitter and snowflakes.
Snowflake, corners and tree are cut from glittered fun foam and dies.
Have a great Monday, and come on join us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
We love to see what you come up with.
Thanks for stopping by...........Until later..............

Today I'm going to feature one of the cute Christmas Uptown Girls from Stamping Bella
on a card.
Isn't she adorable, and wait until you see whose lined up to share a kiss under the mistletoe!

Ahhh, so many men, such a short season!
Card Recipe
Stamp - Stamping Bella (set includes the sentiment too!)
Papers - Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Collection
Red Mirror Card Stock Mat and top and bottom trim, white card stock base card
Spellbinders Label 3 (S5-031) with the ends cut off, and sponged
with Broken China distress ink
Flower soft White Sparkle on fur areas of her outfit and shoes
Colored with Copics
Card Size is 5x7
Debbie has a class featuring these cute gals, check the class list online for dates and times.
Hope you have your Christmas cards finished and ready to mail if your doing cards.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday.  Until later..........

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Hi friends, trying to finish up Christmas cards for special friends and family. 
I made this card for the challenge at Craft a Scene.  The December theme is "A winter scene".
Card Recipe:
Stamps - Stampscapes, except:
Deer- Art Impressions; Snow couple- Too Much Fun (old)
Sentiment -Rubber Cottage
Paper - Glossy White card stock, card base Gina K Pure Luxury, Black Mat
I brayered the sky, stamped the frosty trees, first in black, then dropped down
an inch and stamped again with dark green.  Sponged blue along the bottom
I stamped the branches at the bottom in black versafine ink, used white embossing powder
sparingly, so branch showed through in places and looks snowy when embossed.
The snow couple was stamped on glossy paper, colored and cut out.  When the scene
was finished, I glued them in place.
I'm going to make some homemade sweet bread and deliver this card with it to a friend.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later..............

Catching Snowflakes...........

Hello blogging friends.  Is everyone rushing around trying to tie up those gifts, cards, decorating and just everyday life?  What a busy time of the year.  Want to be in the stamp room more, but just can't seem to get enough time.  Have a bunch of new goodies I haven't even opened yet....maybe tomorrow!
Today, I have made a card for the challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil 2 Challenge, # 164 and the theme is Anything Goes. Don't you just love when you can use any of Mo's images you want!!
This little cutie is doing what all children do when snow is falling, they try to catch the flakes with their tongues!

I did her in pastels for a change of pace from traditional Christmas colors.
Card Recipe
Digi - Mo's
Stamp - Sentiment - Northwoods Rubber Stamps
Snowflake punch - Martha Stewart
Papers from my Christmas stash
Die - Spellbinders Fancy Ribbon Threader (S5-135)
Sparkly white glitter on coat and hat
Star Dust Stickles on snowflakes and around sentiment
Colored with Copics
Sparkly pink ribbon, JoAnn's
Just as a side note, it isn't just kids that do this when the snowflakes fall.
Our 7 month old puppy, Keeya, saw her first snow a couple of weeks ago, and did the same thing!
Hope your having a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later..........

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Puppy's First Christmas

Hi friends.  Thank goodness it's Friday!  I made a Christmas card today for the woman breeder that we bought out puppy from in July.  She has been breeding Keeshond dogs for 27 years and she is only in her 40's. 
Since it is our puppies first Christmas, I had a little photo session with her this evening by the Christmas tree also, so I could send her a picture. 

Hard to believe that she looked like this when we brought her home in July.

The stamp was a gift from a friend.  Cardstock is The Paper Studio.
Colored with Copic Markers.  Red mirror paper mat.  Flower and ivy is K&Company.
The sentiment is Printworks.  Ribbon from my stash.
I used sparkly embossing powder over the entire image to make the card more festive for the holidays.

This is the puppy just seven months later.  She is beautiful, but like all
puppies, she is so bad!!  Can't wait for her to mature some.
Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later..............

Friday, December 7, 2012

Post Card Christmas (one more time)

Hello friends.  Wow is December flying by or what!!  We finally decorated our tree and the house.
When our daughter was small, we carried on the tradition of my family that Santa put the tree up after the kids went to bed on Christmas Eve.  We had to laugh, now it took us two days to finish the tree alone, we kept stopping and starting again!!  Hey, it's a big tree and lots of ornaments.....

Today's card is for my long time friend who lives in Austin, Texas.  I promise you I have put this beautiful stamp away, but had to use it just one more time.

Paper - The Paper Studio
Stamp - Stampendous
Stamped on white glossy paper, sponged with Frayed Burlap and Bundled Sage distress inks.
Ribbon - Martha Stewart
Snowflake is Spellbinders die
X Border is Martha Stewart punch
Ok, off to get packages I need to mail ready to take to the Post Office.
Then, on the addressing Christmas cards.
Hope you have a great Friday.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until later.......

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Sweeties

Hello friends. Shopped till I dropped today and then got it all wrapped tonight. Almost there, just some gift cards to get yet.
Weather was beautiful here today, 55 degrees. Raining now and going to turn cooler, but hey 55 on December 4th, unheard of!!!
Today's card is an old stamp from Stamps Happen. Love these beautiful stamps, they make a perfect impression and are so fun to color.
This trio of cuties are so fun to color.
Simple card, stamped and colored image.  Snow writer snow and glitter.
The border is a self stick K & Company Border.  Sentiment is
a dollar stamp from Michael's.  Snowflake stamp stamped in blue ink and
then glittered.  Blue ink sponged around the edges.
Hope your Tuesday was wonderful.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later..........
Sue Drees

Monday, December 3, 2012

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 134

Time for another House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Thanks to those who shared their Baby card creations with us last challenge.
For Challenge # 134, the theme is
"Let it Snow"
Stampabilities (HMPR1084)- On Thin Ice
Our Sponsor this challenge is Simon Says Stamp, who is generously
offering a $25 Gift Voucher for their online store.
Card Recipe
Stamps - Stampabilities (see above)
Sentiment - (dollar bin at Michael's)
Paper - Basic Gray
Punches - Nordic Snowflake - Martha Stewart, Swirl, EK Success
Colored with Copics
Snow writer
Spellbinders Classic Scallop for the Grand Calibur
is the card base
Colored Crystals on the bottom scallops
Our design team has come up with some great cards/projects for your inspiration, please go to the blog site and check them out.
We hope you will join us for our "Let it Snow Challenge, we can't wait to see what you come up with. Don't forget, you must use a House Mouse, Gruffie, or happy hopper image on your entry.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later......


Today, I am going to share a fun card with you that I found a template for online.
It's a snow globe card. Who can resist a snow globe. You know you just have to pick it up and shake it to see the snowy world inside come to life. This card has that feel.
Using the template, just cut the shape on a folded piece of heavy white card stock.
Then cut the base from designer paper of your choice. A circle for the globe part.
I used a Spellbinders circle for mine.
Snow Couple stamp -Designs Unlimited (304G)
Red wood grain paper is Basic Gray
Colored with Copics
I used sparkly white embossing powder for the snow.
Just covered the circle with Versamark clear watermark ink
sprinkled with the embossing powder and heated. Glitter will work, but
tends to come off more easily. You could also cut a circle from
Acetate to look like glass.

Deer - Northwoods (P8755)
Stamped with clear ink and embossed in gold
Colored the scarves with Copics
Inked around the edges with Broken China distress ink.
The base of the snow globe was cut from gold paper
then run through a holly branch Cuttlebug folder.
(love this effect) Red sparkly ribbon attached.

The inside sentiment on both cards is "I wish we could spend Christmas together"
and is by Motivet (CM034G)
These are quick, really cute cards. The globe can be stamped with whatever is your favorite Christmas stamp. Kids would love these too!
Hope you have time to try this little card.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday.  Until later............