Monday, February 29, 2016


A Brand New Challenge #214

Hostess is :Lorraine (Lols) 


You are always welcome to use an Anything Goes theme
for all our challenges as long as you use a House Mouse Design image,
including a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper.

Stamp -HMCR47 Jelly Bean Bird Stampendous
Paper DCWV
Spellbinders die
Martha Stewart border punch
Flowers - From Michaels
Leaves - Creative Expressions-Sue Wilson
Ribbon - Pazzaz Aplenty
Stockles on candy dish glass
Kaiser Pearls
Colored with Copics

Challenge #214
Hostess is :Lorraine (Lols) 

Sponsor :

Pink Gem Designs is based in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire UK.

Began trading in Nov. 2008 to design cute and whimsical craft stamps in clear polymer.
As digi products became more popular Pink Gem Designs also started to produce digital stamps/Card Topper Kits and other digital products such as downloadable papers, clip art etc..

**Prize is **
2 Single digi images OR 2 card Topper Kits (or one of each) 
(no sets or sentiment sets) of the Winners choice.. 
From Pink Gem Designs  

Winner to contact Christine @ 

We are welcoming Karin as a Guest Designer.  Check out her
card, along with the Design Team inspiration at the 

This challenge will run through March 12th at midnight.
Hope you can join the fun!  We love 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.

Almost March already!  The days pass so quickly, seems like
I just put the Christmas decorations away!

One more St.Patrick's Day card.

Card is 51/2 x 4 1/4
Stamp - Whipper Snapper Designs (CU039) St.Pat's Hat
Colored with Copics
Paper - Green Foil Cardstock
Embossing Folder - Darice
Circle Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Nestabilities, and 
their Stately Circles (S4-388)
Gold Stickles (dots)
Green sparkly ribbon and gold twine
Inside Shamrock made with three punched hearts and a handmade stem.

OK those are my ideas for the "wearing of the green"!

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

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Give a dog a bone

Hi friends.  Hope all is well with everyone.  I bought a few new digi's from Sassy Cheryl of her Bella dog line this past week and had a little time today to play with this one.  

Kraft card base is 6x6
Image is a digi Bella with Bone, by Sassy Cheryl (Cheryl Grant)
She has a great facebook page, Sassy Cheryl's Neighborhood
Die is Little B
Colored with Copics
Ribbon and button from my stash

Thanks for taking a peek today.  Have a great day.  Util later.....

Monday, February 22, 2016

HMFMC #213 Midweek Reminder - RAIN OR SHINE

Just a quick reminder that the Challenge at
 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge,
is at the midway point.  You have until Saturday, February 27th at midnight
to join the fun.

Stamp - Finder's Keepers - Stampa Rosa (1998)
Paper - DCWV
Vine Die - Memory Box
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Colored with Copics

Our Generous sponsor for this challenge is:

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
House-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at: 

For lots more inspiration and fabulous challenges, be sure to check out the STAMPENDOUS! Blog HERE.

Come on, come join us for this fun Challenge.  We can't wait to see
what you come up with.  AND, there is some new inspiration on
the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge for get you started!

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


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Since Easter is early this year, I have started to make some Easter Cards.

I bought this wonderful set of stamps and the set of matching dies
a couple of weeks ago when I was at the store, and have finally
gotten around to making a card.  LOVE the matching dies, no
fussy cutting the sweet images in the set.

Stamp set - Backyard Bunnies (CR55085) Stampendous
Die set - Backyard Bunnies - DC55085 Stampendous
I have used all of the stamps and dies on this card,
which include, Standing bunny, sitting bunny, carrot, flower
border, Easter egg (hiding in the flowers) Grass,
and two small flower dies so you can cut one or two
flowers out and pop them up.
Paper used, My Favorite Things, Farm Fresh and
Homespun Gingham 6x6 paper pads.
Colored with Copics
WOW glitter used on Easter Egg.
Stickles used on flower centers.
I made a side step card.
You can find a instructions to make one HERE

Only 35 days til Easter!

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

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bella with Hat

Hi friends.  A quick post to show a card I made several days ago, but got busy and didn't get

to post it.  So without further delay, here it is.

Image is Bella, A Sassy Cheryl digi.
Cheryl has discontinued her challenge blog,
but has a new Face book page called
Sassy Cheryl's neighborhood, where you can
see new designs, cards made by fans, and
news from Cheryl.  Lots of new images too.

I made a Z-Fold card 
Papers are old from my stash
Circles with paw prints is a Darice embossing
folder cut with a circle punch
Colored with Copics

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

Thursday, February 18, 2016


Hi friends.  Cold and snowing here.  About 8-10 inches on the ground and cold.  Had to know we would get winter sooner or later.

A couple of weeks back, my blogging friend Ineke in the Netherlands posted a card
on facebook using the most wonderful stamp of a man with a dog sled.  I messaged her
to ask her who made the stamp, and she replied that it was from a local stamp store
in her town that makes their own stamps.  I told her I loved it and her card using it.

Well, a few HOURS later I got a message from Ineke on Facebook, that she had
gone and got the stamp and had put it in the mail to me.  Is that some wonderful friend
or what!!!  So today, I finally had a chance to have a play and made a winter scene card
so I could use the stamp that Ineke gifted to me.

The finished card.

Close up of  scene

Doesn't that wonderful fella and his dogs just look right
at home in the snow at this Peaceful cabin?

Lots of sponging and a little stamping, but mostly wanted
to show off my new stamp.

Thanks again Ineke.......LOVE IT!

Monday, February 15, 2016


Welcome back to a brand new challenge beginning today at
 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Our talented teammate, LORI, has chosen the theme of:


You have until February 27th at Midnight EST to
join the fun and enter a card or project for this challenge.
Please remember, you always have the option to use an
"Anything Goes" theme for any of our challenges.

You must use a House Mouse Design, on your project.

My card

Stamp - House Mouse Design - Good Clean Fun - Stampabilities HMOR1145
Papers - DCWV Gingham - My Favorite Things
Die - Lil'Inker Designs
Grass die - Memory Box
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Flowers - Michael"s Bridal Dept.
Rain Drop rhinestons, Michaels
Star Dust Stickles on rain drops, Glossy Accents
on the bubbles.
Gingham Ribbon- Pizzazz Aplenty

Our Fabulous Sponsor for this challenge is:

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
House-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at: 

For lots more inspiration and fabulous challenges, be sure to check out the STAMPENDOUS! Blog HERE.

We would love to have you join us for our Rain or Shine Challenge.
Check out the fun inspiration by the design team at the
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, then make
up a card or project and link it to the challenge.  We LOVE to 
visit and 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 Challenge.

Hope you had a nice Valentines Day.  Temperatures were very cold
this weekend and I think a lot of people stayed in.

Today's card is a St. Patrick's Day card.  Sharon has some
cute stamps in the store for this special day, when everyone
is Irish for the day!!

Click on the images to see them enlarged.

Stamp - Shamrock Boots (MU064) Whipper Snapper Designs, Inc.
Dotted  embossing Folder - Cuttlebug 5x7
Circle Dies - Spellbinders
Flag Dies - CC Designs -DieZyne- Stitched Flags (BDZ004)
Inside border scalloped punch - Martha Stewart
Top of the page die inside - Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 
- Gemini Die-Pavo (CED4409)
Sentiment computer generated, printed on vellum and embossed
with clear embossing powder.
Colored with Copics

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

Monday, February 8, 2016

HMFMC #212 Midweek Reminder - LOVE IS ALL AROUND

Challenge # 212, LOVE IS ALL AROUND, at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 
is at the midway point.  Kate has chosen the theme.
  Challenge runs through Saturday, February 13th at Midnight EST

Close up of Stamped image.

Awww, right? How sweet is this little mouse.

Stamp - House Mouse Design - Love Letter Stampendous
Diamond Die is Spellbinders
Foil Red heart doily
Scallop heart die is Cheery Lynn Designs
Leaf die is Cottage Cutz
Flowers are pulled from a silk branch
and sparkly red glitter ribbon and rhinestone word love
and heart are all from Michaels
Foil hearts are confetti 
Used red tinsel and clear sparkly embossing powder
around the image
Used a red marker to make x's and O's around the

Our Generous Sponsor is :

We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!   
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads
 Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brandHero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more.  With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store! 

Still plenty of time to join the fun and show us your interpretation of
the challenge.  We love to visit you and 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, I wanted to share a card I made with a four piece 
stamp set from Art Impressions.

All the directions to make this card are on the packaging.

Click the picture to see a slide show and enlarged images.

This is the card closed.

This is the card with the left side opened

Both sides open.

Stamp set - Art Impressions - Messy House (TF-4452)
Gingham Designer Paper - My Favorite Things - Homespun Gingham
  6x6 Paper Pad
White Card Stock

Makes a really cute card.

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

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sweet Magnolia Shaker card

Hi Friends, my first shaker card using my new Fuse tool.  Finally decided to go for it, because whenever I make a Shaker card, the "stuff" inside gets stuck to the foam take edges and sticks there.
I LOVE the Fuse, simple to use and looking forward to making some other things with it too.

I pulled a Tilda from my Magnolia stash.  Haven't bought many in recent years, don't like the way they changed the shape from sweet children that they were.  Every once in a while, like yesterday I see one on sale (I actually bought two with American flag themes)  and buy them.

Stamp - Magnolia
Doily from under my tea cup at a restaurant!!!
Trim from Michaels along with the bow
Heart Die is SPellbinders nestabilities die
Corners are a punch
Colored with Copics

I am entering my card into the challenge at 

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day, Until later....