Thursday, October 30, 2014

AN APPLE A DAY........

Hello blog friends.  Was a cool, but sun shiny day today, so....we worked getting the patio furniture cushions to the basement, and I power washed the siding on two sides of our house!  Looks like some snow will soon be in our area, so want to be prepared.  

Made this card tonight. Have had the stamped image colored up for some time now, but hadn't done anything with it.  

This is the card closed.

This is the card opened.

Stamp - Penny Black
Sentiment - 
Papers are from my stash, plaid and apple print, light
yellow card stock
Dies - Spellbinder's Grand Oval Dies
Yellow inside insert -Crafters Companion Diesire,
Enchanted Create a Card
Leaf die Cottage Cutz Bella Leafy Branch
Daisies are from K and Company
Wild honey distress ink
Yellow satin ribbon
Colored with Copics.

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Hi friends, Rick and I babysat our great great Nephew and Nieces, yesterday.  What a trip they are.
Twin girls will be a year old in early December and Mason will be three in February.  We had 
such fun with these babies.  God Bless their Mom, three little ones 24/7 must be exhausting. 

Diem and Leyla

My Buddy, Mason 

Halloween card for my Granddaughter.  She has an all black
cat, so thought this one would be great for her.
Image is by Northwoods Rubber Stamps.  Die cut with
Spellbinders die.  Black glitter paper card.
Colored with Copics
Aged Silver Fran-tage

That's all for today.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later............

Monday, October 27, 2014

HMFMC # 181 - White on White

Just a reminder that Challenge #181 is at the half way point. You still have plenty of time to join the fun with our Teammate Kelly's theme of White on White.

Challenge closes on Saturday, November 1st, at midnight, EST.

You must use a House Mouse Designs image, including House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper.

Remember, ALL our challenges now include the option of using "Anything Goes" as
your theme, allowing you to play even if you don't have an image or idea that fits the challenge.

Sweet stamped image from House Mouse Designs

Stamp - House Mouse Designs
Embossing Folder background, leaves, Darice
Dies - Bat, pumpkin and ghosts, Sizzix
Spellbinders square label dies
Leaves, and web - Cherry Lynn
Tiny Spiders - small punch dollar bin Michaels
Wow glitter
Colored with Copics

Generous Sponsors for this chall are 

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must be a USA Resident, it's Territories and, or, Canada)

  STAMPENDOUS! is the next company manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design Stamps
House-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at:

2nd Sponsor  

Di's Digis Downloads

Gift Voucher for $12 to use at their online store.

So, what are you waiting for.  Lots of midway and regular post inspiration
And two great prizes too!  

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Deer in Black and White

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's card is a black and white Christmas card, featuring a new beautiful
die cut Prancing Deer, by Sizzix.

Stamp - Sentiment - Just Rite Clear Set - CR-03780, 
Antique Christmas Tags 1
Deer Die - Alterations by Sizzix
Oval Dies - Spellbinders
Berry Sprigs die-A cute Above IME-092
Fir Tree Branch punch and flower punch - Martha Stewart
Black card front was embossed with Darice Snowflakes
Center oval was embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Flower centers are black pearls from Queen and Co.
Deer was stamped all over with Verasmark clear in ink
then covered with black sparkly embossing powder and
heated. (You could also cut him from black glitter paper)
Berry springs were done the same way with WOW white
glittery embossing powder.
Fran-tage Chunky white embossing enamel in two corners on
black background (hint:  heat from underneath or it will
blow off the paper when you try to do it from the top).

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

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Hi friends, hope you're enjoying your Sunday.  I am sorting through old stuff in my stamp room, trying to clean out.  I'm also trying to finish up making my Halloween cards for my little friends and my older Grandkids. They don't go trick or treating anymore, so I always make them a bag up of their favorite candies and make them a card.

Today's card is for my great-great nephew Mason who is 2.

Stamp - Northwoods Rubber Stamps
Paper - Green Textured card stock, printed paper is 
a scrap from my stash
Black cat stamp is from the dollar bin from Michael's
Letters were from Chipbox from AC Moore.
Colored with Copics

This morning, I took out the flowers I had in the bay 
window, to put some Fall stuff in, and when I came
up from the basement with the Fall stuff,
this is what I saw..........

Keeya was having a snooze in the window.

When I asked her what she was doing in the window......

She's like.... WHAT?........
She wasn't happy about getting down....

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope your having a good day.  Until later............

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Hi friends, having a sunny day here for a change!  

The hubs got a new car today and has just left to pick up our 14 year old Grandson
from high school to surprise him.  When I called him to tell him Papa would
pick him up today, he said, Is this a good thing or a bad thing?  Kids!

Today's card uses an Inkadinkado Stamp from 2013.  I took a ride to AC Moore
over the weekend, and I got six new stamps for $4.99 each on wood.  Didn't
matter the size either.  They are all so cute, can't wait to share them all with you.

Isn't this little mouse so cute?

Die cuts - Spellbinder's ovals, Snowflake
border, Memory Box
Striped paper from my stash
blue Rhinestons
Stickles, Star Dust
Handwritten sentiment
Colored with Copics.

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Hi friends, cool dreary rainy day today.  Good day to spend in the stamp room!

Today's card is made from another of my new dies.  Also, a Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin die and
embossing folder that I purchased on the Home Shopping Network during her day long
showcasing of her new Christmas line.  Love these large dies in this collection and
also from the other collection of flowers and scroll designs, they cut like butter, the first
time through the machine too!!!

Close up of some of the ornaments
click on pictures to show enlarged images.

The card.

Card is 5x7 inch white card stock base
Embossing Folder is Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin Holly
Die is Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin, Ornaments
Gold card stock for ornaments
Assorted glitter and mirror paper behind the ornaments.
Gold bows.  Gold Stickles

That's it for today.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later.......

Monday, October 20, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #181 - White on White

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

The challenge theme chosen by our talented teammate Kelly is......

***White on White***

Please remember, you can ALWAYS use Anything Goes on any
of our challenges.

Sweet holiday image.

Close up of vellum flower

My finished card.

Stamp- House Mouse Designs
Spellbinders dies
Cherry Lynn Designs Holly die
Snowflake die - Penny Black
Sizzix Alterations Poinsettia die and embossing folder
Clear Rhinestons
Colored with Copics

Generous Sponsors for this challenge are 

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must be a USA Resident, it's Territories and, or, Canada)

  STAMPENDOUS! is the next company manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design Stamps
House-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at:

2nd Sponsor  

Di's Digis Downloads
NOTICE; A couple quick changes - Di's Shop NAME is now; 

Di's BIO:  {I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with like-minded people.  I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself. This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue! }

CHALLENGE Prize is now a $12 Gift Voucher to Di's shop. 

This challenge begins today and runs through November 1st, at midnight EST.

We would love for you to join us.  White on white cards are so beautiful and fun
to create.  And we love to visit you to see what you come up with.

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


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week's idea is a Fall/Autumn Card.

Have you gotten your pumpkin yet?  October is going by so quickly,
it will be November before we know it.  

Love this beautiful stamp from Northwoods.

Stamp - Northwoods Rubber Stamps (P9610)
Paper - Tan, Dark Green and Medium Green Card stock
Ran the front of the card through a Cuttlebug embossing folder,
 Decorative Tile, folder is 5x7 same as card size.
Cut out the image
Tore around the edges of the medium green and darker green
mats I cut out, then distress them with my Zutter distrress it all.
You can use the edge of scissors to do the same thing.
Added the word Autum on a scrap of leafed paper.
Ribbon with bow added.
Colored with Copic Markers.
Inside sentiment is Inkadinkado
Pumpkin Border inside is Martha Stewart.

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Met with our Financial Guru today and afterward had dinner at a favorite German restaurant.

Saurerbraten was delish, along with potatoe pancakes and red cabbage.  Yum.  Opps, almost forgot the spetzel.  Also enjoyed some German beer.  So good.

Another card showing some of my new dies.

Off white 5.7 card base.
Designer paper from my stash cut
edges with decorative scissors 
Tag is also paper from my stash
Off white card stock was torn around the edges
then distressed, two layers
Flower is a spellbinders die, layered poinsettia
stamped with a Just rite stamp set which said they
coordinate, but they did not match up, but I embossed
with gold embossing powder.
Deer is a new Prancing Deer Die from Sizzix
part of the Alterations collection.  Cut him from medium
brown card stock and using vintage photo distress ink, inked
the edges and the hooves
Cut the tail and antlers from off white card and glued them on
.Added the cranberry ribbon and pearls
Sentiment is from the Just Rite set with the poinsettias
Center of poinsettia is lots of tiny yellow dots from
a small whole punch poured on after putting some
Glossy Accents in the center of the flower.

Thanks for taking a peek today.  Have a good one.  Until later.........

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Hi friends, so busy trying to sort out my stamp room, I forgot to post this card today.

Another beautiful die I just got.  Hope you like it as much as I do.

Simple card.  Cranberry card stock 5x7 card.
Spellbinders Dies 5.7 background and oval
White card stock mat
Designer paper, Basic Gray
Holly die Cuttlebug (Anna Griffin)
Star Dust Stickles

More cards made with my new dies tomorrow!

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


Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Hello, we hit 80 degrees today!  Sunday morning there was a frost on the car and ground.
My flowers that are on the patio and protected still look so nice, hate to take the boxes apart,
but probably will tomorrow because once the weather turns that will be it.

I have gotten quite a few new dies lately and I have had a play yesterday and today, so you will be seeing the results in the next few days.

Today's card is an ornament that is an old Sizzix die which I decorated with

Here is a close up of the ornament.

The finished card

Green 6x6 card base
Tree paper is from Hobby Lobby Stack from The Paper Studio
Sizzix ornament die is old.
Fancy circle die is from Creative Expressions, Susan Wilson
Deer is Impression Obession
Tree is Spellbinder's nestibilities 
Scalloped Oval is a Punch
Holly Branch is Cherry Lynn Designs
Bow and Bells from my stash
Sentiment - Just Right Stamps
Green Twine Bow

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

Monday, October 13, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #180 Mid-Week Reminder- Buttons and Bows

It's Mid Week at the House Mousse and Friends Monday Challenge #180, Buttons and Bows.

You still have plenty of time to join the fun and a chance for the prizes on offer.
Challenge closes Saturday, October 18th at midnight EST.

Please remember, we now allow "Anything Goes" for all challenges so, no excuse not to play.

Stamp - House Mouse Designs- Ray of Sunshine, Stampabilities
Die - Spellbinders
Butterfly border - K & Company
Sunflower buttons - JoAnn's
Gingham wired ribbon
Sentiment Stamp - Hero Arts
Green 6x6 card, designer paper unknown
Colored with Copics

Our Amazing sponsors for this chall are :

Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player!

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Marianne Design develops high quality craft products with much care, all to enable you to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other craft projects.

Hope you can join the fun and create something for the Buttons and Bows Challenge.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.