Monday, December 19, 2016

HMFMC # 231 - Anything Christmas Goes

It's Midweek for Challenge #231 at the House Mouse and
Friends Monday Challenge.

The  THEME is

 "Anything Christmas Goes"

You are always welcome to use an Anything Goes
theme for all our challenges.

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This challenge runs through January 7th, 2016 at Midnight.  We would love for you
to join us with a creation of your own. Midweek inspiration is on the blog now, so
scurry on over and have a peek at the Design Teams creative makes.

Merry Christmas to Everyone.
Hope you can find time to join our Christmas Challenge.

BSS IDEA - Poinsettia Gal

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Well, this time next week, it will all be over.  But with another
week to go before Christmas, everyone is trying to
scurry and finished their shopping, wrapping, decorating, and
baking and cooking.

Hope you are ready to relax and celebrate the day with
family and friends.

I made a final Christmas card this week with an
adorable stamp from Stamping Bella, hope you like it.

Card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Stamp - Stamping Bella,  Pamela the Poinsettia (ab426)
Inside Sentiment included.
Paper - Red Card Stock, White Card Stock, White Glitter
Paper, Designer Paper -My Mine's Eye 
Dies- Spellbinder's - Floral Ovals - S4-356
Creative Expressions Filigree Poinsettia (on front of card) CED3010
Cottage Cuts - Ornate Poinsettia (on inside) 4x4 423
Yellow Stickles
Colored with Copic Markers.

Thanks for stopping by.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
See you next week.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sweet Snowman

A quick post.  I'm sure everyone is busy with last minute Christmas chores  Going to start
baking tomorrow.

I received this little snowman from a friend and colored him up
She knows I love snowmen, and  I just love him.

Stamp is by Stamping Bella
Papers - The Paper Studio Christmas Pads, Hobby Lobby
Colored with Copics

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

Monday, December 12, 2016

BSS IDEA - Pop Out Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Well, you knew it had to happen eventually.  We are finally getting
some snow.  Some of the surrounding communities in the Southern
Tier are getting a lot more than us.  

This weeks card is a pop out card.

Stamp - Stampendous - Hill Top Train (R276)
Paper - Green Mirror Card Stock
Designer paper - Kaiser Glimmer
White Glitter Paper
Star Dust Stickles
Colored with Copics

First, the card is so easy to make.  I cut a piece of card stock 6x9 inches

I scored at 2", 3", 6" and 7"
2" score line is a valley fold
3" score line is a mountain fold
6" score line is a mountain fold
7" score line is a valley fold

Center three inch panel used a 5 3/4x2 3/4 inch mat
End panels used a 5 3/4" x 1 3/4" mat

Decorate to your liking.
Folds flat for mailing.

These are the measurements I used, you could adjust the  panels to your liking, but wanted it to fit into a 5x7 inch envelope.

I attached a white card stock panel to the back of the center panel for signing the card.

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

Sunday, December 11, 2016


A quick post tonight.  Have been shopping and wrapping.  Put the tree up, but not finished decorating it.  I feel so behind and lugging the stuff up the basement stairs is a chore for sure.  So many decorations collected over so many years.  I wonder how I got it all done when I worked!!!

Three cards all done with the same stamp.

Navy cardstock
White Glitter Paper
Stamped in white emobssing powder on Navy Card Stock.

Gold Mirror Card Stock
Stamped in Gold embossing powder

Silver Card 5x7 inches
Silver mirror card stock mat
White mat
Stamped in sparkly black embossing powder
Heat embossed
Sponger distress ink over image.  Punched a small circle and
placed in on image before sponging to create moon.

Love this beautiful stamp Stampendous - Silent Night (CRR184) and the different looks you can
achieve with it.

Thanks for stopping by.  Until later.....

Monday, December 5, 2016


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Are you freaking out a little wondering how you are going
to get everything done in time for Christmas?
Me too.  Don't you wish the pilgrims would have
had Thanksgiving in October so the two holidays
didn't come so close together?

I am full swing in the Christmas Card mode.
Here is this weeks card, featuring a wonderful little
image of Santa and one of his reindeer peeking in the window.

Stamp - Art Impressions - UMM3185 
Windows to theWorld Series
Dog Stamp is Penny Black - Dog Gone Sweet 40-391
I hand cut the curtain shape and used a Martha Stewart punch
for the valance. 
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Sentiment on the front is computer generated.

Good luck with your Christmas shopping, card making, wrapping,
cleaning, decorating, and getting enough sleep!!!

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

Sunday, December 4, 2016


I got a chance to sit down and make a card this afternoon with some new dies
that I had received.  Nice break from rushing around shopping and now
the thought of sorting it all and wrapping it is overwhelming, so I just closed
the door and relaxed and made a card.

Dies used - Snowman - Gina Marie
Trees - Memory Box
Snowflakes - Penny Black
Oval - Spellbinders
Ribbon from Michaels
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Colored with Copics
Chunky White Frantage Embossing Powder
Wow Clear Sparkly Embossing Powder
Blue Pearls

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

Friday, December 2, 2016


Good Morning, I am off this morning to do some Christmas shopping.
  But before I leave, I wanted to post this darling card I made.

The design I saw on my fellow design team members blog Here.  Thanks Sue Kment, love it.

And the super cute little elf in the cup I have had for a while sitting staring up 
at me from my stamp table, and finally got to color him up.

Stamp - Noel Elf - Deep Red Rubber Stamp
Papers - The Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby
The little picture circles are cut from card stock
from the same pad.
Glitter ribbon and bows from Michaels
Snowflake die - Penny Black
Colored with Copics

ok I'm off for the day.  Hope I get lots done so I can decorate this weekend.

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