Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Cole-Turning 7!

Cole turns 7! 

 I can't believe it has been 7 years ago today that my little grandson made an appearance! My how times flies!
I took this picture a couple weeks ago at the Mt Hood Adventure Park here in Oregon where we took him for an early birthday present. He is actually jumping on a trampoline with tethers-oh what fun Peter Pan!

Gwamma Sue decided to make him a special card for his birthday...as rusty as I am-it took me off and on a whole day to make this...good grief.  I think he will especially love the googly eyes!

Everything was cut with my Silhouette using an Echo Park "Scoot" 6x6 paper pad from Inspiration Emporium and  some great cut files from the Silhouette Store. I used  misc fonts to cut the number 7 and Cole's name.

Links to the cut files:

Clown Face
A2 Inside Step Card-4 steps
Celebrate (balloon with face)

Gotta love those googly eyes!

Thanks for stopping in today-see you soon!

Gwamma Sue

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rocky Raccoon

My crafty mojo is slowly coming back, but it is still not there quite yet! Thanks for hanging in there with me!

I thought I would share with you this cute little Raccoon that I made back in June...one of those projects you see and just have to make because it is so darned cute! Little Rocky is from the Silhouette store. I made him into a card-great for any occasion. Any suggestions for a cute sentiment inside?

I have a few other projects to show you and a fun school bulletin board that I am working on with my daughter...almost done and then I will share...super cute project that is helping me learn V3 of the Silhouette software-YIKES!

Stay tuned....


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mr & Mrs Wedding card

Hello my fellow crafty bloggers! It has been oh so long since I have gotten to craft a wee bit. I can't believe I have not posted in over a month. I have so missed being crafty, it is my stress reliever-and boy if there was ever a time I needed a stress reliever outlet! More to come on that later....

Today I want to share a card I made for a happy occasion!  I have a sweet niece getting married tomorrow and this is what I made. Gotta love Mickey and Minnie!  I googled the kissing  image and traced the outer edge in my Silhouette software, cutting it out of white and adding black behind it-easy peasy with no paper piecing! I added the red heart and used a Disney font (Waltograph) to add their name to the front as well.

TIP: Cut a rectangle around the name when you cut it out.  Carefully pull up the rectangle (leaving the letters on the cutting mat) and using this negative-set it on your card front. Dot some glue in the negative spaces where the letters were. Add your letters back in "their space"  and pull up the outside rectangle right away. Your letters are perfectly aligned this way!

I topped  off this little wedding card with some Bo Bunny black polka dot ribbon. This is a big card...6 x 7.25  ish inches in size!

I added the kissing meeces inside a Silhouette artisan frame cut file  using heart cardstock by Best Creation (Sweet Love), making it into a stand up card.


Thanks for popping in to say Hello! I hope to be sharing more craftiness soon!


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Monday, July 7, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

 Hello There! So sorry to have not been around much these last 2 weeks, but I have had an emergency in my family and my time is needed elsewhere. I just wanted to pop in to remind you of the
                            Anything Goes Challenge over at

Since I have not had any time to create, I thought I could at least share a favorite of mine from way back in 2010! Geeze, that seems like ages ago!  You can read all about this "oldie but goodie" that I made to Celebrate the birthday of our Mousie Mom America Kuhn HERE!

I hope to be back to crafting soon. Miss you all!


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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Christmas in June Inspiration Challenge

Christmas is coming! I can not believe it is almost July...good grief!

You still have time to join the Inspiration Emporium Christmas in June Challenge over at the Inspiration Journal HERE!  You could win 50 Emporium Dollars! That's pretty cool!

For my card today I used ton's of fun "schtuff"! This card is a mixture of Penny Black stamps, Elizabeth Craft dies, and Silhouette files!  (You can see a list of everything at the bottom of this post)

What  better time to get ahead of the game and make a few Christmas cards and join our challenge!!!

I attached the little square box to the bench and attached the  meeces to this square-this allows them to fold flat along with the rest of the card.
Thanks for popping in today-I do hope your will join in our fun!

Goodies from Inspiration Emporium:
Elizabeth Craft All Seasons Tree
Elizabeth Craft Garden Bench
Penny Black Jolly Follies
Distress Glitter

YR 21,12,24
YG 23,17
N 2,3,4,5
Y38 YR 07

Misc: blue chalk, pearls
Silhouette Store
Birds on wires square card
Ten Lords Leaping
Merry Christmas

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WOYW?W Happy 4th of July!!!

A couple times a year, I make a little treat for my co-workers. Since we work the cherry harvest and none of us seem to have a life during the summer months, a little pick me up goes a long way. Some of my co-workers save everything I give them and display them in their office. I always like to see them all lined up like that...I know that is a paper crafter's joy!

Today I am showing you the Patriotic  Lollipop Covers file that I bought from SVG Cuttings and cut out with my Silhouette. I make about 30 ish of these and decided the flag and Uncle Sam are my favorites, so I have cut a bunch of each...you can see them all piled up on my shelf behind my desk in the picture below.

 You can see how the pops fit inside the cover here
Fun starred tootsie pops from Winco
Yeah...I nudged my work area in to the post today too...You can see the piles of pieces waiting to be glued still...I figure if I do 4 or 5 a night...I will be done by the 4th of July.  Looky at the pretty old mirror (minus the mirror) Any ideas out there?  Thinking of using it as a picture frame to hang on the wall....It was just too pretty to pass up...suggestions appreciated! Yep-I need to file away my copics too! You can also see a wedding photo of me and my firstborn on her wedding day-that's been a while (8 years I think) I certainly look younger!  Also a couple mini albums of my little grands that I like to look through and remember when they were little. I need to make more of these...such a joy to flip through!

Well, that is my work space today...4th of July projects and all! I do hope you can hop over to Julia's blog --Stamping Ground--and take a peek at what is happening on the other desks being shared. And don't forget to give a Julia a hug, she has been under the weather and we are all wishing her a speedy recovery!

Photo Op
The wind was blowing and the 'pops' were not cooperating. Their 'hair' is all wonky, one is leaning on the other(he's touching me Mom), they would not stay in line...sheesh!!!!! That really is how group photo's look of my kids too!

 Uncle Sam's Hat
 Flag and Star
 Uncle Sam-my favorite!

Linking up to Tip Junkie 4th of July Ideas!

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Kiss and Make Up HMFMC #172

It's time for the mid-week reminder for the 

Today I used a new die I just got from Inspiration
 Emporium- its a MFT Pierced Stax...love the pierced look!  I also used some MME Playdate paper

I am also using an new and unused stamp in my stash named Kiss and Make Up (Amanda)-Super cute!

I used this fun sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp
and also  entering in 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-You Gotta Have Friends

 Our Sponsors for this challenge are:

Welcome to our Rubber Stamp store! We have the Somewhat cute, Somewhat Quirky images that are available as unmounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! We have several rubber stamp lines featuring over 10,000 designs. Our QKR Stampede website features the artwork of Ken Herrod. Ken has a unique, somewhat quirky, style with lots of humor and character. Not a day goes by we don't get a chuckle out of a design we run across!  We are also the home of the new product: the Perfect Shim!!!
Check out line of Stores! 
QKR Stampede - http://www.qkrstampede.com - home of the Perfect Shim!
Eureka Stamps - http://www.eurekastamps.com
Biblical Impressions - http://www.biblicalstamps.com
Alluring Impressions - http://www.alluringimpressions.com


I am offering this blog candy for this challenge!


Teamie Christine is offering this set as well

I do hope you will join in with our challenge this week!


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Monday, June 16, 2014

Lemon Lips-House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #172

**Die Cuts and/or Punches*** 

It's my Party for this challenge!  This should be an easy one. Use a die or a punch or in my case electronic cut dies!

I used this fun Beach Easel Card cut file from My Scrap Chicks and snuck in a couple partying meece!  Maxwell and Mudpie look like they are certainly having some fun in the sun, don't they! I added in the little meeces from the stamp Lemon Lips (Maxwell and Mudpie). Most of the paper is either Doodlebug Fruit Stand or Lawn Fawn Lets Polka.

Easel cards always add such fun dimension!

Oh my...doesn't this make you pucker up just thinking of biting in to a lemon?   

 Our Sponsors for this challenge are:

Welcome to our Rubber Stamp store! We have the Somewhat cute, Somewhat Quirky images that are available as unmounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! We have several rubber stamp lines featuring over 10,000 designs. Our QKR Stampede website features the artwork of Ken Herrod. Ken has a unique, somewhat quirky, style with lots of humor and character. Not a day goes by we don't get a chuckle out of a design we run across!  We are also the home of the new product: the Perfect Shim!!!
Check out line of Stores! 
QKR Stampede - http://www.qkrstampede.com - home of the Perfect Shim!
Eureka Stamps - http://www.eurekastamps.com
Biblical Impressions - http://www.biblicalstamps.com
Alluring Impressions - http://www.alluringimpressions.com


I am offering this blog candy for this challenge!


Teamie Christine is offering this set as well

Thanks for joining in our fun!!!  See you over at the challenge blog HERE!

I am entering this card in a brand new challenge :
The Cameo Spotlight
The Cutting Edge-Inspired by the sunshine and laughter card!
Just for Fun Challenge-Here Comes Summer June 28
One Sweet Challenge-Hit the Beach June 30
Sparkles Monthly Challege-At the Beach/Summer Fun July 10

Sue Kment

card details:
Stamp: Lemon Lips(Maxwell and Mudpie)
Cut file: Beach Easel Card from My Scrap Chicks
Cardstock: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka, Doodlebug Fruit Stand, Kraft, Daffodil (SU!), Black, Brown
Meeces: E00,11 R20  E31,34
Fruit: Y17,18 & G 20,24
Umbrella: BG 45,53
Ice: B000

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

More Father's Day Cards

A couple more quick Father's Day cards to share!  A cute little dog from the Silhouette Store (that's my doggie)

And a fun tool chest step card from the Silhouette Store for my handy dandy Dad!

Thanks for stopping in to check out these fun cards!


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Father's Day Box Card

A quick post before I am out the door to work(cherry harvest has begun!)

I made this card for my Sweetie's Dad-he is quite the fisherman! This is another box card from Lori Whitlock--- Fishing Box Card  (purchased from the Silhouette Store)!  I used some special patterned paper from The Paper Loft named Hooked on Fishing.  I have linked up the paper that I found online-but I bought mine at a convention.

And dang if it doesn't look like the fish are swimming upside down LOL! We have tricky fish here in Oregon LOL!

I love that it folds flat and fits in a standard A2 envelope!

Off I go-enjoy your summer Father's Day!


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It's A Beach Hop-Creations by AR

Welcome to our Creations by AR June It's A Beach 

Blog Hop!  

I have a fun quick and easy little Beach Bucket file to

 show off today. I was wishing I was sitting on the beach 

and getting ready for fireworks, so instead here I am-making festive 4th of July projects!

I used some Star Spangled papers for the Beach Bucket Card and added some fun 

little "fireworks" inside my bucket. I  added a few pinwheel fireworks and a 4th of July 

sentiment(from the Silhouette Store) Finally--adding in a few sparklies made me happy---

and it was done in a flash. This file would make great table setting cards don't you think?

So Sorry, but Cherry Harvest is biting into my crafting time big time, so I only made one of 

the files, but I am sure you will see the fun 3D bucket all made up along the way!

 I do hope you will hop along and see what the rest of the crew came up with!  I am last in 

line, so start at Adela's blog, she is first in line!

You can see how the card  stands up it's little base!

PRIZE: Winner will win one of the new templates.  There will be two winners:
ONE winner chosen from DT blogs and ONE winner chosen from FB

Leave comments 
• On each DT blog

Comments will be accepted until Saturday, June 14, 12:00 noon Eastern
Two random winners will be announced June 15 here:


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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Inspiration Journal June Challenge!

Christmas in June

Time to start thinking about Christmas cards right?  Never too early to make a couple cards each month...Come December you will be so happy you started early.  Make sure you join in the Christmas challenge...You could be the winner of 50 Inspiration Emporium dollars!!!

I colored  this cute Penny Black Caroling Trio stamp with my copics and then added the image inside a fun card design from the Silhouette Store! Pretty easy!  I did use my Wink of Stella glitter pen on the white sentiment...love that thing!

inside the card!

Thanks for stopping in-I hope you have been inspired to dig out the Christmas stamps and go to town! Don't forget to link up too!
I am entering in the following challenges:


receive a 10% discount from IE by using the code suestamps13
Christmas Card by Lori Whitlock (I did resize this to 4x6)

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Monday, June 2, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Challenge #171- Fruity Fun!

Our challenge this week at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #171  is


I made this cute little box (cut with my Silhouette) and added cherry themed embellies and images. 

Yes, it is almost cherry harvest time around the Northwest...which means I will be working harvest hours soon! YIKES! Where does the time go??? And yes, cherries are this lip smackin' good here! Just ask Monica House Mouse!

I used just part of the stamp Fruity Fun-stamping off just one meece instead of both of them.
I colored the meecy up twice and added the second one up on pop dots. I used some pretty Graphic 45 cherry paper and a Miss Kates Cuttables freebie from a long time ago(the sentiment and the little cherry on the back)

Our Host is Pauline

Our Sponsors for this challenge are:



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

 Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000+ items in stock along with the latest and greatest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, 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!

*** AND ****


"A surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty worth $15.00. 
(Due to increased postage costs, the winner for this prize must reside in the USA)

 Pizzazz Aplenty is the place for embellishments of all kinds... Flatback Pearls and Rhinestones, Charms, Ribbons, Laces, Twine, Flowers, Stickpins, Beads, and more. 

A Special Prize from our lovely generous DT Pauline Bird this super 
cute set of NEW HM stamps for One lucky winner..

This is an easy challenge for you to play along with! 


project details:
Stamp-Fruity Fun (Monica and Friend)
Cardstock: Kraft, Red, Green and Graphic 45 Cherry
Monica- E 00,11 31,33  R20
Cherry-R22,24,29,39  YG25
Silhouette Cut: Tall Lunch Tote
Sentiment and Cherry from Miss Kates Cuttables

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