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Friday, May 24, 2019

Penny Black Honey Bears


A quick post, on my way outside to work on our pond so we can get it opened and running!

It's been a long time since I had a chance to enter the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
I love the older stamps with the sweet kids and animals and have drawers full of
them that have not seen the light of day in a long time.  So, I decided to see what
the challenge theme was and have a go.

The Challenge theme is "Make your own background"


Stamps - Honey Bear and Sweet Honey, Penny Black (1998)
I made a simple background with two different grass stamps and
a cloud stencil
Colored with Copics


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

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Lavinia Stamps Challenge # 1 - BUNNIES AT NIGHT

Lavinia Stamps has a brand new challenge that starts today.  The theme is always Anything Goes.

I have tons of these new stamps and haven't really dug in and used a lot of them, so
I am excited that I have incentive to create with these beautiful stamps.







Lavinia Stamps  - Forest Scene, Jas & Seb's House (Mushroom), Midnight Meandering (Bunnies), Three, Dancing Fairies, Spanish Moss Foilage, Snow Schrub, Believe in Magic,
and Embrace your Dreams.
Paper- Textured off white card stock, and dark brown card stock, designer paper, Life's Little Occasions, K and Company, Off white insert, image stamped on Kraft paper.
Inks, Versafine Clair Pinecone (Brown), Versafine Clear embossing ink,  Ranger, Vintage Photo Distress ink
Off white pearls
Dies, Image and word die on front Spellbinders, Branch die-Impression Obsession
Moon was done, by cutting a small circle hole in a piece of text weight paper, and
using color box white pigment ink over the circle hole then embossing with clear
embossing folder.
The border on the inside of the card uses the Snow Shrub stamp randomly along the bottom
of the insert

I had so much fun putting this card together.
Looking forward to making more cards for future challenges.

Entering into the 1st Challenge at  Lavinia World Challenge

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

Monday, May 20, 2019

HMFMC # 291-MIDWEEK REMINDER-AWAYS ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL THEME"ANYTHING BUT SQUARE'

Challenge # 291 continues today at the 

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

Our talented teammate, Christine is our Hostess

Challenges are always Anything Goes with an Optional theme
chosen by our Hostess.

The optional theme  chosen by Christine is:

'Anything BUT Square' 


Stamp - Cat Tracking -House Mouse Design - Stampendous (HMCR128)
Sentiment Stamp - Crafter's Companion
Dies - card shape, lacey die - Spellbinders
Leaf die-Cherry Lynn Designs
Bazill Card stock, green and soft pink
Enamel dots - Gina Maria Designs
Bakers Twine
Colored with Copics

Our Generous sponsor for this challenge is 

STAMPENDOUS!

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
*Many thanks to our generous sponsor for their continued support  


Second prize for ONE lucky winner is
this super cute Cling "Carrier Hummer" stamp


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!!
Two super prizes on offer.
Please remember, you must use a 
House Mouse Design image on your entry.

Challenge #291 runs through Saturday May 25th, 2019
  at 12 midnight EST

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.





BSS IDEA - BIRD DOG

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea

What a nice Sunday weather day, finally!  We are doing some work
on our pond, replacing 15 year old water fall and skimmer box.
The Rocks that we handpicked years ago at a Quarry to place around
our pond seemed to much lighter back then!!  All 13 fish survived the winter
and we are looking forward to getting it put back together and enjoying
the view from our patio.......

This week's card is for all you dog lovers..........

I bought this die because my daughter's dog looks exactly like the dog
on the die.  I made her a Mother's Day card with it and she loved it.






Stamped sentiment -Stampendous
Die -Impression Obsession - Dog and Bird Frame (Die804-Z)
Stitched Banner die - Paper Rose(16871)
Background Paper - Lemon Craft - Grow Old With Me
Green and Dark Brown card stock
Sentiment stamped with Versafine Clair Brown ink

I die cut the image with green card stock.
I ran just the dog through with dark brown card stock
The flowers with peach card stock
The bird with blue card stock





So here is the real thing.  Lily was brought from South Carolina
by a rescue group.  She was picked up on the streets as a
stray.  It was soon discovered that she was pregnant
and she gave birth to 9 little black pups.  Our daughter
went to see her at the home she was being fostered in and
decided she wanted  Lily and not one of her pups.
She came to live with Heidi and her family just before Christmas
two years ago, and we couldn't even look her in the eye
at that time she was so scared.  After many classes and
much love and attention from Heidi, she is now a therapy
Dog and visits hospitals and nursing homes, and
brings much joy to the folks she meets.
And did I say, she loves Heidi very much and Heidi
loves her too.........don't you just love Happy Endings....

That's me for this week.  Have a good week, enjoy the weather, and Until later...

Thursday, May 16, 2019

LONE WOLF

Good Morning!  Before I start to rip my bedroom apart this morning to add a border on
the wallpapered wall, I have a card to show you.

My niece, Lisa, brought me this beautiful stamp from the Akron Ohio Stamp Show.
I have a love of Wolves which goes back years and have many wolf stamps, but
I welcome this new one to the collection, he's beautiful, thanks, Lisa!!

Close up of image.




Stamp - Technique Junkies-Wolf by Moonlight (S801)
White and black cardstock
Designer paper from a 12x12 Stack DCWV
Baker's twine
Dye based ink pads, white jell pen,  stamped in black dye ink

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

Monday, May 13, 2019

HMFMC #291 - Always Anything Goes/Optional theme "Anything But Square"

Challenge # 291 begins today at the 

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE


Our talented teammate, Christine is our Hostess

Challenges are always Anything Goes with an Optional theme
chosen by our Hostess.

The optional theme  chosen by Christine is:

'Anything BUT Square' 






Stamp - House Mouse Designs-Stampendous (Icing Roses (HMCP109)
Paper, light blue, white and blue gingham card stock
Circle dies -Spellbinders, Little B
Roses - The dollar Store
Sentiment from a 12x12 stack.
Colored with Copics

Our Generous sponsor for this challenge is 

STAMPENDOUS!

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
*Many thanks to our generous sponsor for their continued support  


Second prize for ONE lucky winner is
this super cute Cling "Carrier Hummer" stamp


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!!

Two super prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a 
House Mouse Design image on your entry.

Challenge #291 runs through Saturday May 25th, 2019
  at 12 midnight EST

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.
























BSS IDEA - LOVE

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hope all you Mom's had a nice Mother's Day, weather could have
been nicer, but still nice to spend time with family.

I bought this beautiful stamp set a couple of weeks ago with
the intention to use it for a project I had in mind, and it didn't 
work out as I had planned.  But I made today's card with it
and I love the stamp, hope you do too!
.




The inside




Inside sentiment reads:
So fill your Heart with what's important and
be done with all the rest.



Stamp - Pink Fresh Studio - Heart and Soul - (PFC50519)
Also included in the clear stamp set is 10 small sentiments
White and Green card stock
Colored with Copic Markers and various gel pens
Decorated with Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals
Finished card is 4 1/4x51/2 inches tent fold

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

Monday, May 6, 2019

HMFMC # 290 MIDWAY REMINDER-ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL THEME - ANYTHING BUT A CARD

Challenge # 290 continues today at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

Our talented teammate, Lorraine is our Hostess 

Optional theme is " Anything BUT a Card 

I made a circular one year calendar




I printed the free calendar page for 2019 and 2020 so all I have to do for
next year is paste the months part of the calendar for 2020 over 2019 and
I can use for another year.  Used 12 sweet House Mouse images.

Our Generous sponsors for this challenge are


We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
 

HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  

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 like minded people. I love stamping and loved finding new 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"  

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!!

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design Image on your card/project.

Challenge # 290 runs through Saturday May 11th, 2019
  at 12 midnight EST

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.


BSS IDEA - Gnomes Know - Best Friends Don't Count


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hey, didn't the sun feel so good yesterday.  After all the rain we have had
it sure was nice to get out in the yard and feel the sun on your face!
Hopefully, Spring has sprung!

This week's card features a pair of sweet ngomes from a large collection of
gnomes from Stampingbella.  Gnomes are very popular right now and
there are a lot of stamps around  featuring them.







Stamp and Sentiment - Stampingbella Gnomes with a Secret (eb802)
Mushroom-Power Poppy-Wild Mushrooms Stamp Set
Red, white and gray card stock
Colored with Copics.
They made you smile, didn't they!!!!

These  little gnomes are such fun to color!  Lots to chose from too.

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