Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring Flowers

Hello blogging friends.  Are you ready for Easter?  I ran out today to get what I needed to cook and bake on Saturday.  And I think I have enough Easter cards done, but so many beautiful stamps went uninked.....

Today's card is a wonderful Spring flower stamp by Inkadinkado,  floral bouquet cling set. It was on sale at AC Moore for $ 2.00!

The bunny is a dollar stamp from Michael's
Papers - Designer paper Reflections from Michael's.  Green mint card stock
from my stash. 
Die - Spellbinder's die Decorative Labels Eight nestabilities.
I rounded the corners on all.
Eyelet lace is from Making Memories
Colored with Copics
Queen Co rhinestones
Stickles on flowers.
Thanks for stopping by today for a peek.  Until later..........

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

For Some-Bunny Special

Hi blogging friends. Was feeling a bit off today, so didn't get stamping until this evening. Feeling better now.
I made this card for my Granddaughter for Easter. I didn't bling it up because she isn't much for bling (glad I got to dress her when she was little).
This adorable Mama bunny and her baby were cut using my Cricut Machine.
Haven't had it turned on in forever, was fun and I played with some other stuff
I will show you after Easter.  Ran the bunnies through the Swiss dot embossing folder.
I backed them with light blue cardstock, but you can use any color and they look so pretty in pastels.

Here is the finished card.  Pretty simple.
The dies are all Spellbinder, the squares are Marvelous Squares Nestabilities.
The sentiment is stamped on the Resplendent Rectangles.
The sentiment old and the company is out of business now.
Cardstock base in Martha Stewart.
Blue organza ribbon
Cotton ball tails.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a nice tomorrow.  Until later.....

Monday, March 25, 2013


There's a new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!
Challenge # 141 begins today and runs through April 6th at midnight.
The theme this time, chosen by our fellow mousey teammate, Lori, is:
Yep, we will all be coloring up those Easter eggs this week!

My Card recipe
Stamp - Eggsellent Painting (HMJR1056)
Sentiment -Peddler's Pack
Paper- Graphic 45 Gingham
Glitter paper
Eggs - Quickutz die, glitter by Art Institute
Spellbinders dies Grand Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles
Ribbon - Michael's dollar bin
Colored with Copics
We are lucky to have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge:


HM STAMPS is a great new online website offering the complete line of HOUSE-MOUSE stamps and SNOOPY stamps! Check them out ! HERE



One Lucky Winner will receive a fab $10 Gift Certificate to shop at H M STAMPS.


JS LTD., is offering a a £10 voucher to One Lucky Winner for spending at (in full or part payment) for some crafting goodies.

Please remember, winner is responsible for all shipping and taxes)
The design team has come up with some beautiful cards/projects for your inspiration.
So, hop on over to the House Mouse blog and have a peek.
Please remember, you MUST use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper image
to play.
We can't wait to see what you come up with for our EASTER CHALLENGE.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later......

BSS MONDAY IDEA- Easter Card - inside and out

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
This week's idea is and Easter Card. I have glammed up the stamp I used and
have decorated the inside of the card also. Do you make the inside as
eye catching as the outside?

Cute Chocolate bunnies!

Easter Cupcake - Impression Obsession (D-2427)
I stamped the cupcake twice. Colored one with Copics, and fussy cut it out. Using a black marker, I ran it around all outside edges so they weren't white. Using a glue pen, sparkly white glitter was
added to the frosting sections of the stamp.
I colored and cut out the eggs on the second stamped one and adhered them over the ones on the cupcake. Using a small flower punch, I punched six pink flowers. Using a stylus and a sponge mat, I pressed in the center of each flower to curl the petals upward. A small white dot was punched for each center and the two sections for each flower were glued together, alternating the petals.
Small rhinestones were added where little circles were in the stamped image. Looks good enough to eat, right?

Here is the finished card. Papers are Graphic 45, Secret Garden 6x6 Pad (love this, all
pastel papers for Spring). Circles were cut from Spellbinder's Classic Circles nestabilities. The smaller circle was run through the Swiss dot embossing folder. Ribbon is American Craft.

Here is the inside of the card. The sentiment stamp is from a Penny Black set, Easter March (40-069)
The eggs were punched from a small egg punch I have had for years.
The chicks, and the chocolate bunnies are from the Cheery Lyn Designs die, Bunny and Chick (B171). I distressed them with Wild Honey distress ink.

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Hi Blogging friends.  Another wintry day here today.....Ugh!  Below freezing and windy with
some snow showers....that darn Ground Hog lied!!
Today's card is for the challenge at Sassy Cheryl's #158 Fancy Edges. 
This is a digi by Cheryl called Dancing Bunny.  Isn't she cute!!

Card Recipe
Digi - Sassy Cheryl
Paper - Gray, yellow and white textured card stock.  Daisy designer paper K & Co.
Dies/Punches - Oval die is QuicKutz, Punch is EK Success
Leaves and Swirls - Cheery Lyn Designs
Daisys - From a silk bush
Sentiment Stamp - dollar bin at Michael's
Green rhinestones - Jo Ann's
Colored with Copics
I'd Also like to enter this card in the following:
Little Red Wagon - #177 - EASTER
Celebrate the Occasion #104 - HAPPY EASTER
Thanks for stopping by today for a peek.  Until later...........

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Hello, blogging friends.  We are supposed to get some nasty rain and snow mix today with cold temps, which could cause a lot of problems, driving and with the power lines.  So far nothing, so maybe it will miss us.
I bought this fun snowman in January and never got him inked up and a card made with him, despite the fact that he has been sitting on my stamp table waiting.  Well, today is his day!
Remember my vow to make Christmas cards year round and enter Christmas challenges so I would not be rushing during the holidays......well, I fell off the wagon, but hey, I figure everyone I make during the year will be a bonus.....and I'm sticking with that!!!!

Oh so cute snowman with his little bird friend.
I so love Whipper Snapper Design stamps and my local stamp store
carries a large variety of them, but they are more expensive than

Card Recipe
Stamp - Whipper Snapper Designs
Paper - White and blue textured card stock,
White glitter paper for the snowflake
Sentiment banner - K & Company chipboard
Kaisier Pearls
Swiss dot ribbon from my stash
Scalloped circle dies, Spellbinders
Embossed Snowflake die - Sizzix - Snowflake #4, comes with
a matching embossing folder (love it!)
Holly hand cut
White sparkly glitter on snowman
Colored with Copic Markers
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - "E" Eyes Down for Bingo, I chose -Not Square, Pearls & Ribbon
Winter Wonderland - A Little Bird
Have a wonderful Tuesday.  Thanks for stopping in for a peek.  Until later..........

Monday, March 18, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #140 Mid-Week Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is at the Mid-Way point.
It's challenge # 140 and the theme is Ribbons and Pearls.
Card Recipe
Stamps - House Mouse Designs
Paper - Bazzill dotted swiss, DCWV plaid
Red pearls
Ribbon - Michaels
Colored with Copics
We have FOUR fabulous sponsors for this challenge, two $25 gift vouchers and two $ 10 gift vouchers.
Hope you can join us.  Love to see what you come up with.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy your day.  Until later....

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Cut Away Sentiment Space

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Today's idea is a Decorative Edge Cut Away Sentiment Space.
These "Chicks are racing toward Easter Fast!

OK, easy peasy and such a fun look.
Decide on the size of your card, mine is 6x5 inches.
I used a hot pink textured card stock for the base card.
Cut a piece of designer paper to fit the front of your card.
Decide what you will use on the front of your card and lay it out,
leaving space at the bottom for a sentiment .
Using a die or decorative edge scissors ( I have a drawer full I haven't used in
a long time and they came in handy for this card) mark the back of your
designer paper where you want to cut. Adhere the top piece of the designer paper
in place and decorate your card. Now, see how much space you need for the
sentiment you chose and cut the straight edge of the bottom piece of the
decorative paper and adhere it to the bottom edge of the card.
Now you have the space to add your sentiment.
I used a stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps N9010. The Chevron Paper is
Simple Stories, Snap Color Vibe 6x6 paper pad. The Rickrack punch is EK Success.
Kaiser pearls and a Happy Easter Stamp from Hero finishes it off.
This technique works well on the inside of a card too.
Small sentiments work best.
Hope you get a chance to try this little trick.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday.  Until later........

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Hi Blogging friends.  Beautiful sunny day today. although it is cold and we had some snowflakes this morning. 
I made an Easter Card today, trying to get enough for family and friends.  Easter is early this year, so now I am behind.

This beautiful Easter Egg is a stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.

Paper - White and Coral textured card stock.
Dies - Spellbinders large scalloped ovals, and large decorative ovals one
Bunnies are punches. 
Sentiment is a dollar stamp from Michaels.
Colored with Copics
White Art Institute glitter on bow
I'd like to enter this card into the challenge at:
A Gem of a Challenge #71 EASTER/SPRING
Crafty Calendar Challenge - EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
My Time To Craft - #213 - BUNNIES
One Stop Craft Challenge -#220- ANYTHING GOES
Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Thanks for stopping by today. Until later..........

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Hello blogging friends.  We had snow flurries this morning.  Just a light dusting, but enough is enough!  Come on Spring..............
A couple of weeks ago, I was so very lucky to win THREE sets of Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamps from Donna Ellis, Creative Smiles, just for leaving a comment on a beautiful card she made (it is a snowman that I love) and telling her what my favorite colors are to use when making cards.  And in the process of her emailing me and telling me I had been randomly chosen, I also got a new blogging friend.  The stamp sets came lickity split in the mail, then life got in the way and I just now have had a chance to ink up some of the images and make a card from one of the sets.

The girl on the flower, the dragon fly and the sentiment are three of the
thirteen stamps in this set called Dani's Garden Swing (Set 393)

Card Recipe
Papers - Designer Paper, Heidi Grace, blue and white textured card stock
Pearls - Kaiser
Paper Doily
Ribbon, Michael's dollar bin
Punched small butterflies, EK Success
Colored with Copic Markers
Thanks again, Donna, love my new stamps! Check out Doona's blog, she has some
beautiful inspiration on her site.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Wednesday.  Until later.........

Monday, March 11, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge-Challenge 140

It's House Mouse Monday, time for a new challenge.  Thank you to everyone who played in our last challenge.

The Theme for Challenge 140, chosen by our Fabulous Teammate Kate is "Ribbons and Pearls.
This should be fun, you know how we gals love to embellish!!

This is the February House Mouse Designs by Stampabilities Stamp.

I used a Spellbinder's Grand die to cute all the layers, using white, red, and patterned paper by
 Anna Griffin.
Pearl Swirl is from A C Moore.  Kaiser pearls on the corner.  White satan double bow.
Colored with Copics.
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One Lucky Winner will receive a fab $10 Gift Certificate to shop at H M STAMPS.


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One lucky winner will receive a $10 Gift Voucher to Di's Digi Downloads online Shop

That's Four Fabulous Prizes and that means 4 great chances for you to win! :)

Thank You to our wonderful sponsors for your great generosity!!
Please Note;
where applicable, all shipping, handling and tax fees are the winner's responsibility.

We want to say thank you to two amazing Guest Designers leaving us, Kelly and Tom. Your gorgeous contributions are truly inspiring. We have really enjoyed having you on board. We are now welcoming to our next Guest Designers



Please help us to give them a warm WELCOME into our Mousey Team!!! We are looking forward to working alongside you these next couple of months!

So, we hope that you will join us for our challenge this time.  Starts today and runs through March 23rd at 12 midnight EST.


BSS MONDAY IDEA - Tag Gift Card Holder

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Today's idea is a Tag Gift Card Holder.
I started with a piece of pink textured card stock 4x63/4 inches.
I clipped the top corners like a tag. I scored at 4 inches from the bottom
and folded. I punched a hole in the center top of the tag.
I colored up the bunny in the egg, a stamp by Northwoods (M9005)
with copic Markers and matted it on a piece of green gingham paper.
I punched a small circle from white cardstock and punched a hole through the middle.
I glued it over the hole I had punched on the tag top.
The border above the bow is EK Success.
The bunny border across the bottom is Martha Stewart.
This is the inside. First cut a piece of the same paper you used for the tag
at 4 x 2 1/2 inches. Using a strong tape along the two sides and bottom of this piece,
adhere to the bottom of the tag to form a pocket to slip cash or a gift card into.
The border across the top of the pocket is Cheery Lyn Designs (B171) Bunny And Chick Border.
The circle sentiment stamp is Technique Tuesday - Easter Seal.
Put one end of the ribbon through the hole in the top of the tag from the front. Bring the other end around the card. Adhere your stamped design to the front and tie a bow.
This design would work for any occasion where you want to give a gift of cash or gift card.
The tag can be made any size too.
Hope you have a chance to try this little tag gift card holder.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday.  Until later...........

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Hi Friends.  Have been missing for a couple, my sister was admitted to the hospital, and I have been going everyday to be with her. 
I started this card last week and I am just now getting around to posting the finished card.
It's for the challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil 2 , challenge #175 and the theme is "Anything Goes"
Love this Mo's image for guy get well cards.  Poor bear has a red nose and cheeks, must be running a temperature, thermometer and tissue in hand!!

Digital images by Mo Manning (Sentiment comes with bear)
Spellbinders die
Papers by DCWV
White card 5x7
Stick on circles - JoAnn's
Distressed edges, inked edges of sentiment
Colored with Copics
Have a great Saturday and enjoy your weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
 Until later......
Sue Drees

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Basket of Chicks

Hi Friends.  Sun is shining here today, so nice to see the sun for a change.  Still cold, but supposed to warm up by the weekend.

Today's card is for the March Challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge, and the theme for this month is "Spring into Spring".

Nothing says Spring better than cute little chicks!

This is Penny Black Stamp - Basket of Chicks 2866J

Papers - Textured card stock in yellow, green and white
Patterned paper is Graphic 45
Die cut is Spellbinders
Chicks border stamp and felt flowers are from
Michael's dollar bin.  Green Bow is from Hobby Lobby
Martha Stewart border punch.
Colored with Copic Markers
Hope your having a wonderful Tuesday.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until later.....
Sue Drees

Monday, March 4, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Challenge #139 Mid-Week Reminder

Just a reminder that the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 139, With the theme "WINGS" is at the midway point.
We would like to invite you to submit an entry into the challenge.  Anything with Wings on your card will do the trick.  We have some wonderful sponsors and prizes up for grabs.
  Check out the rules, the prize list, and some wonderful inspiration on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blogsite.
Sweet image!

Card Recipe:
Stamp - House Mouse Design, Stampabilities Helping Hand (HMKR1034)
Sentiment Stamp is from Make an Impression (old)
Spellbinders Nestabilities dies
Prima flower, Clay flower from Bridal Dept Michaels
Flowered Velum paper from my stash
Butterfly is from Michaels, also
Small flowers are a punch from Martha Stewart.
 Colored with Copics
Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a wonderful Monday.