Monday, December 30, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 160 Midway Reminder

Happy Monday mousey lovers welcome back to our House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge mid-week squeakkkkkkkkkkkk. 

 We hope you're enjoying the current challenge theme of


This Challenge is very proudly Sponsored by

The one and only House-Mouse Designs Company
One Lucky player will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to shop at HMD official site.

One more Christmas card.
Click on any photo to see a larger image.

Giant snowflake is from the dollar store.
Circle dies are Spellbinders
Gold Sparkly Paper is POM.
Rhinestones in gold from Pizzazz Aplenty
Gold Stickles
Colored with Copics
Gold and Red Sparkly ribbon from Michael's
Distress ink on flowers

Beautiful snowflake die is Penny Black

All wrapped up!

Tim Holtz tattered Poinsettia die from Sizzix.
Beautiful Papers are Anna Griffin.

Now it's YOUR turn to play!  Here are the RULES;
  1. Create a project that follows the current theme.  
  2. Use HMD- House-Mouse and Friends, Gruffies, or, Happy Hoppers images.  
  3. Enter your projects into this challenge by using the inlinkz tool found below. Reference the Challenge CODE and link your work back to this Blog. 
  4. To be eligible for prizes, you MUST BECOME A FOLLOWER of this BLOG. 
  5. Enter as many times as you'd like with NEW creations. Projects from prior dates will not be accepted.
Submit your entries by Midnight, EST, Saturday, JANUARY 11, 2014.
We are taking a holiday break, so this means you have plenty of time
to join us for our Silver and Gold Challenge.

Hope you can join the fun and can't wait to see your "Silver and/or Gold" entries.

This is my turn to host, so come on join us for our challenge and make this one
a big success.

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



Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea

This week we are going to emboss a solid stamp for a dramatic New Years Card.

This sentiment is from an old Hero Arts set.
Achieved the look by stamping on textured paper from a 
prior years Christmas stack from S.E.I.

Love this fantastic image from Stamper's Anonymous.(22-2211)

The snow was achieved with Stampendous Chunky White Embossing Powder.
Just sprinkle it on the image where you want it and then heat from underneath so it doesn't blow around when you try to emboss it. (love this stuff)

The finished card.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Stamper's Anonymous (22-2211)
Sentiment old Hero Arts
Paper - Blue textured card stock from SEI Christmas stack from prior year.
Embossing powder - White for image, Chunky white for snow from Stampendous.
Dies - Spellbinder's Nestabilities 5x7 Elegant Labels 4 (S6-005)
For the black layer, I traced around the second Largest die in the set of three, cut it out,
then stamped the image with Versamark, embossed with White embossing powder,
and added the chunky white embossing powder for snow before attaching to
the blue die cut.
Grossgrain ribbon, clear rhinestones
White card stock base 5x7.

Wishing everyone a happy healthy, prosperous New Year in 2014.

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

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Polar Weather

Hi friends, hope everyone had a nice Christmas.  Had not been in my stamp room for many a day.  I needed to color desperately for therapy!  The room is a disaster, going to do some massive cleaning out and getting rid of in the coming year.  So many stamps and "stuff" that I haven't used in ages.

I had this image from Mo Manning for some time now and hadn't had a chance to use it.  I am sending it out to someone for a New Year's card.

Is this a cute Polar Bear or what?  And the baby riding it and the bells, love it.

Here is my finished card.  Love the Polar Bear ribbon I have been hoarding for-ever!!

Card Recipe

Digi - Mo Manning
Paper - Red and White card stock.  Blue dotted card stock is by Reflections from Michael's.
Trees die is a dohicky die from Magnolia
Snowflake die is Penny Black
Snowflake embossing folder is Darice
Sparkly centers on snowflakes are from Hobby Lobby.
Colored with Copics
Gold and Star Dust Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope now that the holidays are winding down, that I will get
more time in the stamp room.  Until later............

Monday, December 23, 2013


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Well, we are down to the nitty gritty.  Hope everyone is able to enjoy the holiday season and some of the stress that we have been experiencing trying to do it all in a short period of time is replaced with the holiday spirit.

This week we are going to do a little paper piecing.

I paper pieced the bells with POM silver glitter paper.
Just stamped on the paper and cut out the bells only and glue over
the top of the bells on your colored in version.

 Finished card.

Wonderful Tattered Poinsettia die.

Fabulous crocheted Corner Die.

Card Recipe
Card base is 5x7 inch white card stock
Stamp - Bells - Serendipity Stamps
Papers - Silver Pom Glitter Paper, Pink Glossy card stock 
for the poinsettia, green card stock for the leaves
White card stock for the embossed back ground
Embossing Folder - Spellbinder's - Music -M-Bossabilities (EL-011)
Dies - Silver Frame and die that image is on are Spellbinders, Nestabilities,
Majestic Elements (S5-161)
Crochet Corner - Poppy Stamps (#957)
Tattered Poinsettia - Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix (658261)
Dotted skinny ribbon
Ranger Distress ink, Spun Sugar and Mowed Lawn
Glossy Accents on the pine cones.
Colored with Copic Markers.

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

Monday, December 16, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #160 - Use Gold And/ or Silver

A new challenge starts today at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
It's #160 and it was my turn to chose the theme and I chose:


I decorated a glass cylinder with Velum that I stamped with the little mouse on the Christmas lights.
I colored with Copics.  The gold  foil paper lace is shelf liner that I bought some years ago in several colors and I just love it for paper crafting.

 I added a few snowflakes.  Stickles around the lights and glittered up the pine bough dies.

          Close up of the glittered pine boughs.

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We are taking a break for the busy holiday season, so 

you have four weeks to join the fun.

Please Submit your entries by Midnight, EST, on 

Saturday January 11, 2014

We will return with a new challenge on Monday,

 January 13th, 2014.

Now it's YOUR turn to play!  Here are the RULES...
  1. Create a project that follows the current theme.
  2. PLEASE USE a House-Mouse and Friends, Gruffies, or, Happy Hoppers images.
  3. Enter your projects into this challenge by using the inlinkz tool found below.
  4.  Reference the Challenge CODE and link back to this Blog.
  5. To be eligible for prizes, you MUST BECOME A *Follower* of this BLOG.
  6. Enter as many times as you'd like, but your creations MUST be NEW.  NO back linking to creations from prior dates. 

Hope you can join us for our Silver or Gold Challenge.

We love seeing what you come up with.

I'd like to wish all of our loyal followers and participants a 

very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Gift Card/Money Holders

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's idea is a couple of adorable last minute gift card or money holders. 
With Christmas only 10 days away, the rush is on.  These two gift card or money holders take only a few minutes to make and are so cute.

The base for both of the gift card/money holders are:

A piece of card
stock cut at 41/2 wide by 8 inches long.

Score at 3", 6" 

Fold up the 2" end and fold down the  3" score.
Using adhesive, secure both ends of the two inch
end on both sides to form a pocket for your gift.

Santa's Suit

After making the base card from Red Sparkly Glitter Card Stock, I glued
White 1" fur strip (JoAnn's by the yard) to the bottom by folding in half and gluing
half to the front and half to the inside along the edge. If you don't have fur, use white
sparkly glitter card stock.
I made a belly band from a 3/4 inch x10 strip of black card stock.
The buckle is made from Spellbinder's Labels Twenty Two (S4-346)
but you can use a simple square.  I cut it from Gold mirror paper.
Two slits were cut to thread the black card stock through.

This is the inside.  I lined the inside before adhering the two inch
pocket to the sides with candy cane stripe paper.
The sentiment is a die from A Cut Above (IME-0460
Slip your gift into the pocket and put the belly band in place, your done!

Snowman's Hat

The base gift card holder is made exactly as above.  I used black glossy card stock.
Cut two pieces of the same card stock 51/2 inches long by 1 inch wide.  Use a corner rounder to round the bottom corners.  Adhere one of the strips to the front of the card. The top of the strip should sit on only about 1/2 inch of the bottom of the card.  Turn the card over and adhere the other strip over top of the first strip, lining it up, so that one strip will be on the front of the card and the other on the inside.  I cut a 4 1/2 inch by 3/4 " piece of glittered card stock in blue for the hat band and adhered it just above the hat brim.
Decorate the hat to your liking.  I used a Sizzix Sizzlits die Holly with Berries #5 (657031).
The snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch using gold glitter paper.

This is the inside of the hat.  I covered the top with some red striped paper.
The sentiment is a die from A Cut Above (IME-087)

These are fun and quick.  

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

Monday, December 9, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - Mid-Week Reminder

Just a reminder that we are at the Mid-Way point for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, #159, ANYTHING CHRISTMAS.

Two great prizes on offer,

 A $25 gift voucher for Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp

 and a $10 gift voucher for

OMG, I love this little guy juggling the Christmas ornaments, too cute.
The yellow background designer paper is from my stash and old.
The plaid is Graphic 45.
House Mouse stamp by Stampendous
Used glossy accents on the bulbs.
Spellbinders dies
Christmas tree brads from my stash.
Holly leaves are from K and Company.
Cotton ribbon from Michaels.
Colored with Copics.

Need some inspiration?  Check out the design team samples at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge site.

You have until December 14th at midnight to join us.  We love to come see what you are up to and what you come up with for the challenges.

Thanks for checking in today.  Have a good one.  Until later.......



Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's card is a fun pop up card.

I have a couple of beautiful books by Robert Sabuda, who does fantastic pop up pages.

He has a website and tutorials and templates for some wonderful designs for making your own cards, and I will show you a simple design today.

You can find the tutorials and templates at:
and print the template you want and the instructions for making a card with it.

NOTE:  For my card, I reduced the template to 85% on my printer
before printing it on the green card stock inside piece.

The front of the card

The inside pop up.

close up of snowflake

Card Recipe

Stamp - Stampendous Cling-Oh Christmas Tree (CRP-213)
Paper - Green 5x7 Card Stock Base
Designer papers from the Farm House, Norland 6x6 paper pack.
Dies - Snowflakes - Penny Black, Snowflake Trio (51-015);
Dee's Distinctively, Merry Christmas sm. (IME-087;  Spellbinders Majestic
Labels Twenty-five (S5-189)
Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Adirondack Meadow Green Ink
Corners are a Paper Shapers Punch
Punched small circles with a hand held punch from POM gold glitter paper 
for inside tree.
Clear rhinestones from Kaiser

It's always fun to open a card to movement, and you will find
lots of great templates on this site.

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

Monday, December 2, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - #159 - Anything Christmas

A new Challenge begins today at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

We would like to thank everyone who joined us in our last challenge and hope that you will be playing along with us again this time.

Our theme has been chosen by the talented Tracy and it's
Anything Christmas

Love this stamp with the pretty Poinsettia.

Easel Card made with Green textured cardstock.
Designer papers are K & Company and Basic Gray.
Spellbinders Decorative Ovals die
Merry Christmas die is Dee's Distinctively die.
Gems are Reflections
Red grossgrain ribbon with white stitching
Colored with Copics.

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1st sponsor is
 Winner gets a $25 gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp Store. 

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A $12 Gift Voucher for their online store.

Check out the designers samples at the House Mouse challenge site for some inspiration and join us for this holiday themed challenge.  We love visiting and seeing what you came up with.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day.


BSS MONDAY IDEA - Fancy Flap Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

This week we will be making a Fancy Flap Card.  Found this card on Pinterest and chased it down.
There is a tutorial at and also a video.
There are endless possibilities for this flap, and you can use it on either side of the card.  Here is my take.

Sweet stamp from Wild Rose Studio

Card closed

Card with first flap opened.

Card fully opened.

Card Recipe

White 5x7 card stock base
Blue Textured card stock
Stamp - Wild Rose Studio - Baby Jesus (CL-274)
Inside Sentiment Stamp - Stampendous. Precious 
Bundle (N240)
Dies - Spellbinder’s Labels Twenty-Three (S4-347)
Filigree Corner Die - La-La Land Crafts (8008)
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Emobssing Folder
Border Punch - EK Success
Light blue rhinestones - Kaiser
Colored with Copic Markers

The flap can be any shape you want.  Using your dies it could be half circle, half oval.

Thanks for stopping by today.Have a great day.