Thursday, February 28, 2013


Hi friends, cold wet snow day here today.  Good day to stay in and stamp, right?
Today's card is for the Challenge at Tilda Town Challenge #41 Christmas.
Cute little Reindeer Tilda.

Tilda and Envelope are Magnolia Stamps.
Large snowflake in background is Sizzix, comes with die and embossing folder.
Paper is from my stash
Deer sentiment is K and Company.
Holly and scroll in corner is Sizzix die, Tim Holtz
rhinestones - Kaiser
Colored with Copics.
Enjoy the rest of your Thursday.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later.............

Monday, February 25, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #139


Time for a new challenge and our Super talented team mate Heather has chosen the theme:
WINGS - make a card or project with anything with wings, butterflies, birds, ladybugs, etc.

Stamp - Stampabilities - Bug Off HMKR1057
Paper - Cosmo Cricket - Salt Air
Lime Green textured card stock
Spellbinders dies
Dragon Fly Brad
Sparkly buttons - Michaels
Paper Bow
Colored with Copics
Sentiment stamp - Bugawumps
Butterfly punch - Anna Griffin
We are honored to announce the following prizes generously offered by:
House Mouse Designs - $25 Gift Certificate to their online store
The newest online website offering the complete line of HOUSE MOUSE stamps. 
HM Stamps - $10 Gift Certificate to their online store

Joanna Sheen Ltd. - $10 Gift Certificate to their online store.
This challenge runs through March 9th at midnight EST.
You must use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper image.
We can't wait to see what you come up with for our WINGS challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later..........

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Triangle Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Today's idea is a Triangle Card.
Another simple card, but something different. The card is made from
any size square. I used white textured card stock in a 6x6 square.
Just fold into a triangle. The designer paper is cut in a 53/4x53/4 inch square,
folded in half and adhered to the base card. Then just decorate as you please.
What I used:
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Die Twenty-Two
Stamp - Inky Antics Clear set, Delightful Dogs 10977MC
The paper in the pups mouth is blank so you can stamp whatever you want, but
the Happy Birthday I used is in the same set.
Designer paper - 6x6 pad, Snap Color Vibe #2824, Simple Stories
Blue Mat is DCWV Creamy card stock.
The inside sentiment is the same Inky Antics Clear set and says
"In dog years, you're still a pup! How cute is that!!
Silver dots are Candi
Rick Rack punch is EK Success
Remember to only put adhesive on the part of the image you want to adhere to the card.
Hope you get a chance to make a triangle card. Remember, you can make them any size you like.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday.  Until later..............

Friday, February 22, 2013

Bunny Wedding

Hello friends. Kids are off from school this week here, so didn't have to run out at 2:30 each day to pick them up, so hubby and I saw a couple of movies and used some gift cards we got for Christmas from sweet family members to go out to eat. Was a nice break from the everyday, but combined with doing some genealogy, no time to stamp.

Awwww, right?
Today I made a card for the  Challenge at the Penny Black and Friends Challenge for February .  The theme is love and marriage.

I don't know the name of this stamp, but it's Penny Black, 1389K
Card Recipe
White textured card stock base 6x6 card
Designer paper Heidi Grace
White Paper Square doily
Red card stock is embossed with hearts, but doesn't show up in pic.
Rhinestone Love word
Rolled roses from red card stock with red stickles
Small hearts punched
Seam binding bow
Colored with Copics
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Friday. Until later.........

Monday, February 18, 2013

House Mouse and Friends - Midweek Reminder, Challenge #

Eeeek, it's Mid-Week at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #138, which has a sewing theme.  Use an image with a sewing theme, or stitches, real or faux. 


This adorable image is Perfect Fit HMJR1009
Papers are DCWV
Buttons from my Stash
Rickrack from my stash
Border punch is Martha Stewart.
Bakers twine
Colored with Copics.
Great Prizes on offer from Simon Says Stamp - $25 Gift Certificate for their online store,
HM Stamps (has all the House Mouse and Snoopy Stamps) $10 gift certificate to their
new online store, and Di's Digi Downloads, $10 Gift voucher for their online store.
Won't you join us for this fun Challenge?  You can use any House Mouse, Gruffie or
Happy Hopper image and all you have to do is add some stitches!!!
We would love to see what you come up with.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy your week.  Until later....


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
This week, while surfing the net, I was looking on Pinterest (are you hooked yet?) and saw a series of cards similar to these I've made. The idea is simple and clean and quick. EASY PEASY!
For each card, I started with a 5x5 inch card with a 3x3 inch mat. But you could make them any size you like.
Circles were cut from Spellbinder's classic circle dies.
Stamp is Hero Arts Artistic Acer C4720.
Stamped with Versamark clear ink, embossed with white embossing powder.
Stormy Sky Distress ink sponged over flowers.
Silver cord.
Sentiment is Jillian Vance Celebrate Men 2011-009

Same Basic Design
Cuttlebug embossing folder used on bright yellow card stock
Circle stamped with Part of Penny Black cling stamp, Fanciful 40-100.
Wild Honey distress ink sponged over flowers.
Bakers Twine
Sentiment stamp Jillian Vance Celebrate Men set 2011-009

click to enlarge for better view.
Pink Cardstock, scored three lines at bottom of card.
Stamp - Penny Black, Fanciful 40-100, just part of stamp.
Gold ribbon

Snowflake - Heartfelt Creations Sunburst Flower HCPC 2283
stamped with Versamark and embossed in white embossing powder.
Marvey Matchables Carribean Blue ink sponged over image.
White mat was sponged with same ink and a Sharpie Poster paint pen
used to dot for snow. White string bow. Rhinestone.
Sentiment stamp is Hero Arts C2604
These easy peasy cards would be fun to make for a gift set for someone. Or anytime you
need a card in a hurry (and doesn't that happen to us all?)
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday.  Until later.......

Monday, February 11, 2013


House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 137
Stitching, real or faux, or an image featuring sewing.
Time for a new House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  Thank you everyone who joined us last time for the Anything Goes with Special Cuts challenge. We loved the creative ways you used stamps and dies to create cards.
Our sweet, talented teammate, Dorte has chosen this fantastic theme, so lets have some fun with it.
Front of the card.
Crocheted flowers, Pizzazz Aplenty
Stitches were stamped with Versamark and embossed in white.
Stamp set for stitches is from Hot off the Press.

Darling image by Stampabilities.

Inside of the card.  Charms and buttons and twine.  Sentiment is also
from Stampabilites.  Buttons from my Stash.  Border Punchs,
Stampin Up scalloped border, Martha Stewart other. Charms were
a gift from America, thanks, worked great for this card.
Aww, a close up of this little one waiting for his Mom to fix
is stuffed mouse.
We are excited to have the following Sponsors offering up fantastic Prizes this week.
Simon Says Stamp - $25 gift certificate to their online store.
HM Stamps - A $10 Gift voucher for their online store
the newest online website offering the complete line of HOUSE MOUSE and SNOOPY stamps. We welcome you to browse around and shop with confidence knowing you are getting lowest pricing and shipping cost offered by any site offering the complete line of these stamps.
Di's Digi Downloads - $10 Gift Voucher for their online store.
(Any shipping and taxes incurred on any prize are the responsibility of the winner)
Please remember, you must use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper in your creation.
Check in at the House Mouse blog and check out the ideas the design team came up with if your looking for some inspiration. 
This challenge will close on February 23rd at 12 midnight EST.  So, you have plenty of time to join in the fun!
We are looking forward to having you join us for this fun challenge.  We love to come see what you came up with.
 Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday. until later...........


Welcome Friends, to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This weeks idea is a POP OUT HEART. Since Valentines Day is this week, thought we could offer one more sweet Valentine Idea. But, you could use this for other occasions too.
I found this idea on Paper Craft Planet and there are instructions too.
The front of the card. This card is made with Authentique Paper from the Lovely collection.
Spellbinders Classic hearts die, and the Bingham Heart-Memory Box 98499.
Three white half pearls from Kaiser. The entire card is made from an 8 1/2x11 sheet of paper.

The inside of the card. I cute up the image from Northwoods, 08946.
All three baskets of hearts are on one stamp. Colored with Copics.
Matted with white then brown card stock. Inked the edges of the images with
Spun Sugar distress ink. The Memory Box LaRue Heart 98255 fit over the template
perfectly, so I glued it right over the top of the cut out. Top Border punch
is EK Success.
The beauty of this card, is that the paper is two sided and a lovely hot pink (same as border)
and it shows through the opening.
This card could not be easier, and don't you just love cards that move!
Hope you have a chance to make one for someone special.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Monday.  Until later............

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Busy Weekend

Hi friends.  We have had a busy weekend.  First it started snowing Friday Morning and didn't stop until we had about 13 inches on the ground.  It sure looked pretty if you didn't have to go out in it.

Our puppy loves the snow.  She sticks her nose down in it and runs through the highest drifts in the backyard like a deer.  Hard to get her in, she just wants to play in it.

Snow much fun!

My daughter Heidi and my Grandson Mike playing with her in the snow.
She is getting so big, 9 months old in two days!
Secondly, my hubby had an emergency apendectomy on Friday.  We spent the entire day in the emergency room, waiting for tests and scans.  We went in at 10am and surgery was at 6:15PM.
He has a VERY HIGH tolerance for pain.  He did not have any of the classic symptoms, vomiting and fever, just a slight pain in his side.  But, he had had apendisitis 33 years ago, but it went away and they decided not to operate.  Anyway, it's done, four small holes and he came home from the hospital around noon today.  And guess what.....he is at the Hockey Game tonight with my daughter and her family!!!!!!!!!  They got the tickets as soon as the walkout was over.  He was telling the doctor this morning that he was so disappointed that he couldn't go....and the doctor said, if you feel well enough to go you can!  I'm sure tomorrow he will be exhausted and will want to rest, but
do you believe this man!!!
Well, that's my weekend.  Wish I had pictures of me digging my car out when I came out of the
hospital on Friday night at around 9 pm.  It looked like a loaf of bread, you couldn't even see the car.
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  Tomorrow is House Mouse Monday, and I have a fun card for you, and my local stamp store post also with a cute card idea.
Thanks for stopping by.  Looking forward to normalcy this week!!  Until later........

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Hi friends.  Bright sunny cold day here today.  Might be getting some of the storm that is coming up the Atlantic coast, they are predicting snow for us.

My blogging friend Dora from the Netherlands sent me this drawing that she made of the baby birds in the nest.  I had admired it when she posted it and was totally in awe that she did the drawing.  Well, she used the drawing on a card without making a copy, so when I told her how much I liked it...ready for this.....she did the drawing over again!!!  I have had it for a few weeks, printed and waiting to be colored, and was kind of intimidated about coloring it.  Well, she posted it today on her blog and I was inspired to make a card with my copy.  Thank you Dora, you're a very talented young women, don't stop drawing, you are awesome at it!!!

Card Recipe:
Drawing by Dora
Background Stamp - B Line Stamps with Sheet Music (Cornish Heritage Farms)
stamped here and there.
Spellbinder's oval die (Grand)
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Leaves stamped with dollar stamp from Michael's
Flowers are pulled from a silk bush from Michael's
Dotted grosgrain ribbon
Colored with Copics
Light Green textured card stock base
Have a great Wednesday.  Thanks so much for stopping by for a peek.  Until later..

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Hi friends.  Hope everyone had a good Tuesday.  I had my card 90% done yesterday, then got side tracked and never finished it until tonight.
This card is made using an old Hampton Art Stamp.  I love her, and if I had to pick only a few of my many stamps to keep, she would be in that lot.  I've used her over the years for many occasions and I never tire of seeing her looking back at me from the shelf.

See what I mean, that face!!!

A simple card, Spellbinders dies for scalloped squares (Grand)
and the fancy label that the teddy girl is mounted on.
White textured card base.  Pale Pink Satin bow.
Hearts from a small punch.
Colored with Copics
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Color Me Creative Challenge Group - Color with Texture
2 Sisters Challenge - White Red and or Pink
A Gem of a Challenge #65 - Gingham or Checks
All Sorts Week 192- Let's Get Cute
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until later..............

Monday, February 4, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 137- Midweek Reminder

Happy Monday folks we're back with a Mid-week Sqeak for our current challenge #137
Have fun with this theme create anything using special cuts - made with your favorite cutting dies,or show off a
special shaped cut, or use any HM&F image featuring CUTS. any type of a special cut will do...even haircuts. LOL ...

Card Recipe
Card is a Z-fold
Stamps - Heart Breaker (HMJR1093)
Sentiment - Indadinkado (90399X) Polkadot heart - Hero Arts
Papers - Bo Bunny, DCWV, Reflections
Pink cardstock base
Dies - Circles - Spellbinders, Heart cutout - Memory Box
Border Punch - Top of card - EKSuccess, bottom, Martha Stewart
Ribbon - American Crafts
Roses - Bridal Dept- Michael's
Pink Bush - Melissa Frances
Colored with Copics

We are honoured and want to give a very warm welcome to these amazing Sponsors:

JS LTD., is offering a a £10 voucher to One Lucky Winner for spending on the website at
(in full or part payment) for some crafting goodies.
A Great New online website offering the complete line of HOUSE-MOUSE and SNOOPY stamps! Check them out!!
H M STAMPS is giving away a $10 Gift Certificate to One Lucky Winner.
America will be giving away these 3 House-Mouse Designs stamps to one lucky winner.
Sooo, that's Three Prizes, and that means, you will have Three chances to WIN a prize!

Ok, you have another week to join the fun.  We can't wait to see what you come up with.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful Monday.  Until later........

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Simple Banner Cards

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Have you been noticing all the cards with banners lately. I love the trend and
have seen so many beautiful ones.
Today's idea is a couple of simple Valentine banner cards.
Yikes, no stamping, except for the sentiments!
This simple card was made with a black card stock base, a hot pink dotted mat, and three banners cut from white card stock. I decided how many banners I wanted and how long I wanted them. Embossed each one with a different embossing folder, from left to right, Cuttlebug, Couture Creations (Venus Crest), Darice. I stacked them all together and cut the bottom all at the same time so they would all be alike. Adhered them to the designer paper mat. Ran a ribbon around the mat, tied a bow off-side, and secured the mat to the base card. Stamped the sentiment, Stampabilities (QR1053). Added a small punched heart to the center of the bow.

For the second banner card, I cut three strips of beautiful Authentique paper from the Lovely collection. Again, decide how long you want them to be. I used a punch, but you could cut
the hearts with a die also. I punched the heart at the bottom of each strip. Then on the remaining
part of the strip, cut across just leaving the top of the heart shape in place.
Glue the strips where you want them, add the hearts just underneath. Small crystal hearts (I love these things) are Prima, Say it with Crystals, Cream colored bow. The bottom of the card was
embossed using the stripes from the Tim Holtz , Alterations, 4th of July embossing set.
Lots of possibilities with this simple application. On the second card, you could use butterflies, flowers, perfect for Spring cards, or snowflakes would be fun too. Banners can be any size, or a combination of sizes on one card.
And you could run them from side to side instead of up and down!
Hope you have a chance to try a card soon using this fun banner technique!
Have a great  Monday. Thanks for stopping by. Until later.............