Tuesday, April 30, 2013

At the Beach

Hi Friends.  Such a nice day today, warm and sunny.  Took a long walk along the
Niagara River today with the Pup.  She met a tea cup something, only about 4 pounds tops, little curly white dog,  Keeya was enchanted by her, I think because she was so little.  Next dog she met was a Great Dane.  He was also young, so they were wanting to play.  The big and the little extremes today.

My card today is for the challenge at Saturated CanaryIt's challenge 42, All Things Bright and Beautiful with an optional color scheme, which I followed also.

I used this darling digi -Toes in the Sand for my card.

I colored the sand then used Fran-tage Embossing Powder.
Two small real sea shells were added and a star fish sticker.

Card Recipe
Card base Aqua textured card stock.  Dotted designer papers are
from Hobby Lobby.  The Fuchsia layer (looks red in the picture) is textured
card stock.
The flowers are K & Company stickers, as well as the star fish sticker.
Flip Flops and sentiment stamps are  dollar stamps from Michael's
Fish punched from a small punch from glitter paper
Ribbon is from my stash
Spellbinders oval dies
Colored with Copics.
Sponged background, water stamp is Stampscapes
Sky was done with sponge applicator and a torn paper towel.
I also wish to enter this card in the following:
Celebrate the Occasion #110 - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - #43 Lots of Layers
Love to Create #63 -Punches/Dies
Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later................

Monday, April 29, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #143-Mid-way Reminder

Just a Reminder.........

The "Weather" challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is at
the Mid-way point.  You still have until Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at Midnight EST to join us.
Three Fabulous Prizes which means 3 chances for you to win! :)

One Lucky Winner will receive a fab $10 Gift Certificate to shop at HMSTAMPS.



April showers was my choice for my Mid-Way Card.

Well these mice found a safe place to ride out the storm!
Love those Poppies!
Card Recipe
Stamp - HMD-Stampabilities
Sentiment - Inkadinkado
Colored with Copic Markers
Paper is Kathy Davis Poppies 12x12 Stack
Ribbon - May Arts
Rhinestones - Queen and Company
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Don't forget, you must use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper
on your card/project.
Check out the post on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge for some beautiful inspiration by the gals on the mousey design team.
Hope you can join us!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later....

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Paper Piercing

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Today's idea is paper piercing.
Paper piercing adds texture to a card.
Here, I have pierced the Spellbinders die mat just around the edge.
Using a piercing tool and a sponge mat.
The completed card. I also pierced the white border above and below
the ribbon.
Stamp - Stampendous Cling - Pear Label CRW084
Orange, two colors, white and green card stock.
Spellbinder's die - Nestabilities, Label One
Martha Stewart Border punch
Ribbon from my stash
Colored with Copics.
Using a ruler, pierce a line straight across the bottom of a card for interest.
Hope you have a chance to try this technique.
Have a great Monday.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Little Birdie Told Me

Hi friends.  Warm here today and going to be warmer tomorrow.  Nice to feel the sun for a change.
Today's card is for the challenge at Sassy Cheryl's.  It's challenge #163 and the theme this week is Monochromatic.
I chose this darling image and brown tones for my Monochromatic card.

Card Recipe
Digi by Cheryl Alger (love the puppy)
Word stamp - Hero Arts
Paper - dark brown card stock base card.
Gingham and herringbone - Bazzill Basic Kraft designs
Spellbinders oval die (cut in half)
Corner punch - Paper Shapers
Flowers Prima, middle embellishments Joann's
Colored with Copics
I also want to add this card to the challenge at:
My Time To Craft - #219 - Use Kraft (I used Bazzill designer Kraft
Stampin for the Weekend - Die Cuts/and or Punches
Hope your enjoying warm weather where you are and you're enjoying your weekend.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later.

Monday, April 22, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #143

Time for a new House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
It's #143 and our lovely Natasha  has chosen the theme this time and it's
WEATHER - any thing that relates to weather is what we are looking for this time.
I went with Wind for my weather themed card.
This is a House Mouse Design stamp called Happy Windsday.

Paper - Pale yellow card stock, plaid, DCWV
Sentiment is also Stampabilities
Circle and Scalloped circle dies are Spellbinders
The rust colored dots are from JoAnn's.
Leaf die by his feet is memory Box
Ribbon from my Stash.
Charm from America as a gift.
Colored with Copic Markers
Clouds sponged on using a torn paper towel.
We are grateful to our generous sponsors for their support.
My Creative Classroom - One free class

Joanna Sheen - $10 gift voucher

A $10 Gift Certificate to their online store.
Please remember, all tax, and shipping is the responsibility of the winner.
The design team has come up with  beautiful inspiration for this challenge.  You can see them on the website, along with complete rules.
Hope you can find time to join us for our Weather Challenge.  You must use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper image to play.
The challenge runs through Saturday May 4, 2013 EST.
We love visiting you to see what you come up with
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff
Monday Idea
Today's idea is an Ombre background. Ombre is just
a variation in one or two color families from dark to light.
It's popular in clothing right now too.


Here is a closeup of the punched border (Martha Stewart-Embroidery punch)
in five shades of yellow. I started with a piece of card stock (yellow)
5x7 inches. I punched the border from the five colors to fit across the piece of
yellow card stock. Starting with the lightest color, I overlapped the pieces and
adhered them.

I love this bright fun birthday scene by Art Gone Wild (AGC1-2594)

Here is the finished card. After I finished adhering the border pieces to the
yellow piece of 5x7 inch card stock, I finished the top with a piece of designer paper
Basic Gray 6x6 paper pad- Cupcake. And a top border (EK Success) in white.
I matted the image with white then green card stock. I glued a green striped ribbon across, over the paper and the borders, and added a ribbon bow. Glittered pink stars are a Sizzix die. I glued the entire piece to a blank 5x7 white card.

I used borders to create my Ombre background, but you can use punched circles, stars, or anything else you can come up with.

Hope you have a chance to try this Ombre background.

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

Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Granddaughter

Hi Friends.  A quick post to show you the card I made for my Granddaughter's 15th birthday.  Wow, hard to believe she is 15, seems like just yesterday........

She is a beautiful young lady and is an art student, plays the guitar, ukulele, and clarinet.  She also takes ballet. AND she is a good student.  Now if she would just put the phone down for ten minutes and have a conversation and curb her tone with her Mother, she would be perfect.  But then, who of us were perfect at 15! 

Card Recipe
Digi by Mo Manning
Spellbinder's die
Music background stamp is Cornish Heritage Farms
Dotted Swiss ribbon from my stash
Candy dots in shiny Silver
Distress inked edges of music
Turquoise card stock base
Distress inked edges of die cut
colored with copics
Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later...........

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Hello blogging friends.  Another rainy day today.  But it didn't matter because I did some retail therapy.  A visit to AC Moore and JoAnn's, then my local stamp store.
Had a good time and bought some new goodies.

Tomorrow is my sister's birthday, I won't say which one, because if I did she would have to kill me!!!

I am entering my card in the challenge at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge. The theme for the April challenge is "Use a digi"

I used this cute party pig digi by Beccy
and sold at Sparkle N Sprinkle.

I made this gatefold card.  Textured cardstock
Designer paper from my stash.
Spellbinder's die cuts.
Queen and Company rhinestones
Small pink pom pom for party hat.
Colored with Copics
Lots of glitter, stickles, Liquid pearls on this glammed up gal!

The inside
Enjoy the day.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later...........

Monday, April 15, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #142

Just a Mid-Week Reminder that the House Mouse and Friends Challenge #142,
continues through this week until Midnight Saturday EST April 20th.
Nothing says Springtime like Dandelions!
These two are having some fun.

How cute are these two playing with the Dandelion seeds!
Colored with Copics
Sponged the sky using a torn paper towel
and Marvey light blue dye ink.
Stamped on Spellbinders die cut, backed with green
card stock.
The beautiful paper and stamped flowers and sentiment are
from Michael's dollar bin and they are Mary Englebreit, love
the bright cheerful colors she used.  Green stitched ribbon bow
and rhinestone centers on the flowers.
Cheery Lyn dies for the scrolls and leaves.
Hope you can find some time to join us.  There are four very nice prizes on offer, but you have to be in it to win.  We love to visit your blog to see what you come up with.
Think Spring and join us!


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea
I saw this framing idea on Pinterest and loved it.
A simple card with great eye appeal.
I started with a 6 inch square white card stock card (6x12 inch folded tent style)
Then I stamped the image in the center of the card and colored with Copics.
I actually stamped it again on white card stock so I could pop up the top of the
morning glories. Then, I punched out a 3 inch circle. Using the cut out
blank, not the circle, I centered it on the image and then inked very lightly around the edge using the Ranger sponge applicator and pale blue dye ink.
Next, I cut four strips of blue paper 1inch by 6 inches, and four strips
of white paper (I used card stock) 3/4 inch x 6 inches. I ran the white
strips through the Cuttlebug Scalloped Edge Lace Embossing Folder, lining up
the top of the lace with one edge of the white paper strip. Since there are two lace edges on the folder, you can do two at a time.
Next, adhere the white strips to the blue strips leaving a slight blue border on the
top and bottom showing. Adhere the strips to the card as shown in the example,
one corner goes under and one goes over alternating each corner.
Finish your card by running a line of Star Dust Stickles along the outer edge of the
lace and adding some Queen and Co. rhinestones.
click to enlarge to see glittered edge
The beautiful stamp is a Stampendous Cling Stamp, Morning Glory (CRP185)
I used a Sharpie Poster Paint Water Based Opaque white marker for the
white inside details on the flower. I cut out the extra tops of the flower after coloring them and popped them up on the image I had stamped and colored on the card.
Hope you have a chance to try this framing technique. You can use any embossing folder, or try printed designer paper instead for the top layer of the strips.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy your day today.  Until later.......

Sunday, April 14, 2013


Hello blogging friends.  Hope you are having a great Sunday.  The sun is shining here today, even though it is cold outside.  The sun just makes everything seem better, doesn't it!
Today's card is for the challenge at Mo's Digital Challenge # 180 and the theme is "Things with Wings"
I just got some new Mo's digi's yesterday, and this was one I could not resist.
Isn't she a cutie with her little bee suite and giant flower!

Here is my finished card.
Digi - Mo's Digital Pencil 2
Sentiment Stamp - Stampendous
Paper - K & Co.
Cheesecloth, pink paper doily
Butterflies were cut from same paper stack
Spellbinder's die
Daisys pulled from silk bunch
Yellow and Star Dust Stickles
Colored with Copic Markers
Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Until later............

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It's a circus out there

Hi blogging friends.  Have my Grandson today, he didn't feel good this morning, so he came to stay with me for the day.  Sounds like a chest cold, which means that in a week or so, his Papa and I will have it too.................
Today's card is for the challenge at Tilda's Town. It's #47 and they want to see Fussy and Fancy or Understaded and Elegant.  I went with Fussy and Fancy.

As soon as I saw this darling Clown Tilda, I knew I had to have her.

Stamps - Clown Tilda and Pup - Magnolia
Elephant, Zebra, Giraff, and sentiment are
from Michael's dollar bin.  Balloon stamp is way old, have had it forever.
Spellbinders die
Sizzix Stars die
Colored with Copics
Lots of stickles
The silver sparkly paper I used for the bib around the
dogs neck is POM.  It is thin sparkly paper, and I love it.
They sell it at Michael's, but my local stamp store also carries it.
The sentiment says It's a Circus Out There!
Hope you are enjoying your day.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later..............

Monday, April 8, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - #142

Welcome to a new House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
It's #142 and the theme for this challenge, chosen by our Lovely, talented teammate, Lorraine (aka LOLs) is........SPRINGTIME.
What says Spring better than planting!  Used this adorable
Gruffies' stamp on a painted clay pot.  Just inked up the stamp
then stamped it on the pot by rolling the stamp from one end to the
other while pressing down on it.  I used Versafine ink and embossed with clear
embossing powder.  Since the pot is really porous, it took a minute for the embossing to start, but it worked.  You could just stamp with black dye ink without the embossing.

I made a little marker for the pot, using this sweet little
Happy Hopper.  An alphabet stamp was used to print the word.
Here is the finished project.  I added the polka dot band to the top of the pot
and painted the saucer red to match.  I coated them both with Glossy Accents
to protect them from watering.  The beautiful Hyacinth plant smells so-o-o good
when you walk through my Dinning Room. Easy Peasy!
Our  FOUR wonderful sponsors for this week's challenge are:
A $ 25 Gift Certificate to their online store.

A $25 gift certificate to their online store.
A $10 Gift Voucher for their online store.
A $10 Gift Certificate to their online store.
Jerry stocks House Mouse and Snoopy Stamps, check out the website HERE.
Please remember, all taxes and shipping charges are the responsibility of the winners.

Challenge #142 begins today and runs through Saturday, April 20th at 12 midnight EST.
Four chances to win, but you have to be in it to win.  So won't you please join us for
our Springtime Challenge.  We love visiting to see what you came up with and we are always amazed at the wonderful, cards and projects we see by our loyal and talented followers.
The design team has come up with some wonderful inspiration for you, check them out on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog site.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful Monday.  Until later.......