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Monday, December 10, 2018

Challenge #281 begins today at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

This is our last challenge for 2018 
returning from a Holiday Break on Monday
 January 7, 2018 

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ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
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I made four ornaments using the Stampendous miniature clear stamps
that you can only get at a Stamp Store.  And the Angel is from a
Christmas Clear set from Stampendous

Christmas Tree with Angel - Ceramic tree purchased at Hobby Lobby.
I inked the tree with Green Oxide ink let it dry for awhile, then brush
clear tacky glue on the entire tree.  I then sprinkled some sparkly glitter over
the entire tree and let it dry.  I colored up the Angel after emobssing it in
gold embossing powder and fussy cut it out.  I used pop dots to adhere
to the mouse, but I used a hot glue gun to adhere the pop dots to the tree
as the glitter on the tree would not allow them to stick.

Mouse in Santa hat - I filled the acrylic bauble with fake snow, and colored
up the cute little Santa Hat Mouse with Copics,then die cut the image with
a circle die from Gina Marie. Adhered the circle to designer paper cut from
the next largest die from the same set.  Adhered to the bauble. Bow and tag
with sentiment that came with the stamp added.

Candy cane mouse on snowflake- This was a glazed ceramic snowflake
that I have had in my stash, purchased from one of the big box craft stores.
I inked half the snowflake and added clear embossing powder.  I heat the
embossing powder, but you must be careful, as the ceramic gets hot, so
you can only do half at a time so you can hold onto the ornament. I colored
the image with Copics, added pop dots and used the heat gun to attach to
the glittered snowflake.

Mouse with Antlers on mitten - This is a wooden ornament.  I covered it
with designer paper, cut a piece of brown corregated paper for the cuff
portion of the mitten, inked the recessed parts with a darker brown marker.
Colored the image with Copics, fussy cute it out and adhered it and the sentiment
to the mitten.

Welcome back our Super Generous SPONSORS
for our last challenge of 2018 

We have THREE amazing Sponsor prizes 
for this last challenge of the year


We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
 
HOUSE MOUSE DESIGNS is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  


Second Generous Sponsor for this challenge is 


We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at 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 brand Hero 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!

Our Third & Last Generous Sponsor for this chall is 


Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com 

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  
Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook.  

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS
SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.


AND this adorable Team Stamp Prize for one lucky player.



Our design team has come up with some great
 inspiration for this challenge.

  So, scurry on over to the
and check them out, then get busy and enter a project/card of your own. We love
to visit you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!
   Super prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 281 runs through Saturday January 5, 2019  at 12 midnight EST

I would like to thank everyone who has stopped by my blog for
a peek now and then and also  my faithful followers.  I 
read all the messages you leave and I am so grateful for this
venue that allows me to share my love of stamping.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Holiday Season.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a good one, until later......



BSS IDEA - MOOSE RUN

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA

Are you wondering about now how you are going to finish
everything you have to do to get ready for Christmas.  Me too.

Still need to finish shopping and wrap!  Hope to get a lot done
this week to take some of the stress off the remaining time.

This weeks offering:


Oh boy, is this guy just beyond fun!!

I used the die set from Sizzix  called
Merry Moose, by Tim Holtz (663103)
The tree die is included in the set.
I cut a small circle from white card stock 
for the moon.

The background is washie tape, but I removed the wrapping
and don't know who makes it, but Sharon would know.

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

Sunday, December 9, 2018


I'm finishing up with addressing my Christmas cards and mailing them
out tomorrow morning.  This coming week I will be posting a few
of the ones I handstamped and colored.




Stamp - Cookies for Santa Whimsy Stamps (KHB149)
Embossing Folder - We Are Memory Keepers 3d 6 inch folder

This card is going to go to a sweet little friend of mine.
I have been stamping and making cards for 25 years and
my dream is to make all of my Christmas cards someday, but
it never seems to happen............

Off to start wrapping gifts today.  Thanks for stopping by, have
a great day, until later...........

Friday, December 7, 2018

"Ugly Sweater Contest" at Stampendous

Good Morning Stampers.  I am participating in the
 Stampendous Stamps Ugly Sweater Holiday Challenge.
  We used the Cool Penguin stamp and die set to create our projects.

Stampendous will be giving away 3 Cool penguin sets
 randomly drawn from the comments on all posts during the challenge
  which runs from November 25th to December 8th. 

Then between December 9 - 11,
 you will have the opportunity to vote on your favorite designer.
 So check out the Stampendous Blog between Nov 25th and December 8th
 and leave a  comment on their blog and the designer's blogs.



This is my final project for the Ugly Sweater contest.

I used a large clear acrylic pillow box (have had them for a long
time ordered online)
First, I filled the box with star light mints, and yes, I am eating
the ones that would not fit in the box.......ugh!

The little penguin's sweater and hat were colored with
copics, dotted with liquid pearls white, and added
ball trim was glued to the sweater, and one for the hat.

The snowflake sticker border piece was glued to the
bottom after I wound silver and white bakers twine
around the box several times and tied a bow at the top.
Used a couple of the snowflakes on the end of the
ties.

I'm afraid he is too cute to enter the contest at
the Ugly Sweater Contest at the party.....

I had so much fun dressing these little guys and
girls over the past couple of weeks.
Thank you Stampendous Stamps for
the opportunity.

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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

"UGLY SWEATER CONTEST' at STAMPENDOUS

Good Morning Stampers.  I am participating in the
 Stampendous Stamps Ugly Sweater Holiday Challenge.
  We used the Cool Penguin stamp and die set to create our projects.


Stampendous will be giving away 3 Cool penguin sets
 randomly drawn from the comments on all posts during the challenge
  which runs from November 25th to December 8th. 
Then between December 9 - 11,
 you will have the opportunity to vote on your favorite designer.

 So check out the Stampendous Blog between Nov 25th and December 8th
 and leave a  comment on their blog and the designer's blogs.





This gal thinks she is a star!

I colored her sweater and cap with copics and glittered them
with clear sparkly embossing powder.
Added the gold star and ribbon bow.
Mounted her onto a purchased star ornament
with gold holographic paper
Added some star shaped gems.

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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

"Ugly Sweater Contest" at Stampendous Stamps

Good Morning Stampers.  I am participating in the
 Stampendous Stamps Ugly Sweater Holiday Challenge.
This is my fifth project.
  We used the Cool Penguin stamp and die set to create our projects.

Stampendous will be giving away 3 Cool penguin sets
 randomly drawn from the comments on all posts during the challenge
  which runs from November 25th to December 8th. 
Then between December 9 - 11,
 you will have the opportunity to vote on your favorite designer.
 So check out the Stampendous Blog between Nov 25th and December 8th
 and leave a  comment on their blog and the designer's blogs.





I made a gift bag, so pretty in pink.
I cut out a tree shape from card stock and
trimmed the edges with green stickles
I colored up the sweater and hat and used
clear embossing powder on them both.
Using the same green stickles I used on the edge
of the bag, I outlined the neck, cuffs, waist band, and
brim of hat.
I also dotted the sweater and hat with the stickles.
Then mounted this sweet girl onto the middle
of the tree with pop dots. The sentiment is
from the stamp and die set also.

Added plastic snowflakes that I had inked with pink
Oxide ink and glittered.  The sentiment was stamped
on a pink card stock oval that I ran trough a
snowflake embossing folder.

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

STAMPENDOUS "UGLY SWEATER CONTEST"

Good Morning Stampers.  I am participating in the
 Stampendous Stamps Ugly Sweater Holiday Challenge.
Today is my fourth entry.
  We used the Cool Penguin stamp and die set to create our projects.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies


Stampendous will be giving away 3 Cool penguin sets
 randomly drawn from the comments on all posts during the challenge
  which runs from November 25th to December 8th. 
Then between December 9 - 11,
 you will have the opportunity to vote on your favorite designer.
 So check out the Stampendous Blog between Nov 25th and December 8th
 and leave a  comment on their blog and the designer's blogs




This little guy is off to the party, the Ugly Sweater party, hoping to win
for the crazy sweater he is wearing!
I cut the sweater from cardstock
The cuffs are red flocking.
the neck is gold stickles
a sparkly Christmas tree sticker for the front
with a leaping deer confetti piece in the center of the tree.
Yellow stars were punched from a hand punch.
Red tinsel pom pom to hat.
pink round punch cheeks
Added some die pieces to the card, and sparkly gems

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

Monday, December 3, 2018

HMFMC # 280-Midweek Reminder-ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL THEME SOMETHING WARM

Challenge #280 continues at the 

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

Our talented teammate, BUNNY is our Hostess 

Anything Goes 
 Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 

OR Optional theme

SOMETHING WARM
When I think of something warm it could be a hug, a warm drink, a light bulb, a sweater, a candle. There are so many House Mouse images for this option. 

Stamp - Nestled in Bed-Stampendous (HMCR39)
Window die - Gina Marie
Icicle die - Memory Box
Glittered Tree Sticker from my stash
Nightime designer paper with snow and star-Michaels
Colored with Copics
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Our Generous SPONSORS for this challenge are


Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com 

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  
Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook.


Our Second generous Sponsor is 

One Lucky Winner will receive a 
$6 Voucher to spend @ Di's Digi Stamps
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 likeminded 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!

Many thanks to our Generous Sponsors for their continued support

AND OUR HOSTESS BUNNY, IS OFFERING THIS CUTE STAMP TO ONE LUCKY ENTRANT
Fun Stamp, Bunny, thank you!!

Our design team has come up with some great
 inspiration for this challenge.

  So, scurry on over to the
and check them out, then get busy and enter a project/card of your own. We love
to visit you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!
   Wonderful prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 280 runs through Saturday December 8 th at 12 midnight EST

Thanks for stopping by today, have a good one, until later......



BSS IDEA

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Well the count down is in full steam ahead mode here.  We decorated the
tree, brought up boxes of stuff from the basement to decorate the rest of
the house, hopefully, we will finish with that tomorrow.  Out door light
show to go up tomorrow too.

Here is todays card offering




The inside



Stamps - Angelain's Christmas Eve Scene-Creative Expressions(UMS841)
Inside sentiment-Stampendous-Christmas Sky (CRQ238)
Paper - Blue, White, and Silver
 Mirror Card Stock, 
Blue and White gingham paper
Oval Die
Snowflake is a punch
Colored with Copics



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