Monday, September 26, 2016

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 226-Air Mail

 #226 Midway Reminder
Of course, you also have the "ANYTHING GOES" option too, so join the fun!  As long as you use a House-Mouse Designs(R) House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.

Join our current Challenge HMFMC 226 hosted by our Teamie, Sue Drees The theme is 


These Meece look so busy taking their mail to the "post office". Oh so cute!

For this FALL creation I used a new cling stamp from Stampendous - AIR MAIL and a sentiment from Simon Says  stamp set used for envelopes. 

I made the mats for this card in my Silhouette software, as well as cutting the leaves and vine too.

I am sharing with the following challenges:

We are also 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!!  How exciting is that? :)



Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

In July 2013, Stampendous was proud and excited to become the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®. Since that time we’ve released over 235 House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies images as wood mounted or Cling Rubber stamps that can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.comFor lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites;STAMPENDOUS! Blog, The official Stampendous! Website to Purchase Products, Find Stampendous! on Pinterest ; Stampendous!on Facebook.  

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Apron Box

I have been making a few projects with my Silhouette the last week or two...yes- in hopes that I am finally getting fired up to craft!

Next week is my Boss's birthday and our office group decided to get her a gift certificate for cooking classes. NOW-this is not to say she is a horrible cook, what we are saying is that it will be a fun DATE NIGHT with her hubby! Let's hope she takes it that way too!

I made this Apron Box last week  so we could add in a few little cooking supplies and the gift card for their class inside. Our company makes cherry products of all sorts...maraschino's, glace, dried, syrup, cherries for yogurt, ice cream get the picture right? Always nice to have the perfect paper for your project. 

I used some gorgeous dark red Bazzil paper for the base and some cherry print paper I have been hoarding for ages.(Farmhouse Paper Company-Country Kitchen Secret Recipe).

The sentiment is from a much loved stamp set-Penny Black Snippets. I like those tiny sentiment stamps. This time I cut the stamp in half to fit on the oven mit. 

So there you and fun today!


I don't always have time to link to challenges, but today I am watching a game, so I am multi-tasking!
I am sharing with the following challenges:

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Penny Black MidWay Nature Challenge-Surprise!

Mid Way Reminder Post


For this fun card I used a favorite Penny Black stamp of always cracks me up when I use it!  This stamp is named Surprise(2890F) and I am not sure it is still will have to google it I am afraid.  I used this same stamp way back when-you can see another card here.  

I used a rocking card cut file designed by Lori Whitlock from the Silhouette Store, a Lawn Fawn pierced circle die and a Paper Smooches sentiment from Good Gab. This fun heat embossed sentiment is a  perfect match don't you think? I also dug out some grass paper to add the perfect background to it all!

This will be a fun card to send for no reason at all-just to say Hello!


                                           I am sharing with the following challenges:

Our Wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize winner gets a $20 voucher!

Please pop in to view more inspiration from the PB team!

Debby,GretaHelenLorraineNat, Me!, and Sylvie

 ♥ Sue

card details
a2 rocking card designed by Lori Whitlock
Lawn Fawn pierced circle die
Paper Smooches Good Gab for the sentiment
Cardstock: Kraft(Michaels brand cuts well with the Silhouette), Garden Green (SU!) misc grass paper (from JoAnn's I think)
Winter White embossing powder-SU!
Copics used:
G 24,43,46
Y 13,17,38

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Monday, September 12, 2016

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 225-Muscle Mouse


* MAKE A SPLASH! * (anything water)


 Anything Goes!

 Mid-Way Inspiration

wow...I can not believe it has been almost 2 months since my last mousie creation!  The time is flying by!

I chose the Anything Goes option this time around because I had a specific reason to make this card!

 I love how Mudpie is busy building those abs!!! This is an older stamp named Muscle Mouse, so I am not sure it is still available. 


Yesterday, September 11th was my daughter Abby's birthday. 

She is big into CrossFit , lifting weights, and exercising etc(unlike her couch potato Mother) so this was a perfect HM image for her! She was just telling me about her Abs workout tonight LOL!

 Abby is a second grade teacher and my middle baby! She is tiny (4'8") and full of spirit! Happy Birthday honey!!!

I kept her card simple as I am still having a hard time getting motivated to craft...but I did enjoy coloring this image, so maybe it will inspire me to get crafting!

I hope this will inspire you to ink up your HM images and join in the fun!


We Are

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 second sponsor is:

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 Desi

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Penny Black Saturday Challenge-Nature-- Jolly Friends


Nature Themed Cards

Hello there everyone! It's been so long since I have blogged...Lots of life issues happening around the ole' homestead keeping me from crafting so I am having a hard time getting my mojo up and running again. It's a great thing that these challenges get me moving and stamping!

Today I am sharing my version of a nature card for the September Challenge. I don't have any PB 'nature' stamps so I chose to make a nature scene instead. Not cheatin' at all! To see some other great Nature cards, be sure to pop over to the challenge blog .

My little Penny Black critters are out for a winter play date-thrilled to be outside in nature's elements. ( for me :)) Really---It won't be long before it is snowing...

I used stamps from two different Transparent sets which are linked below.  (Joy to the World (for the sentiment) and Jolly Friends for the critters.) The card base a snow scene from the Silhouette store. I used a needle threader to help get the twine through the little bell hook thingies ...a quick little trick that worked oh so slick.

Won't you pop in and join us in September?

Our Wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize winner gets a $20 voucher!

Please pop in to view more inspiration from the PB team!

Debby,GretaHelenLorraineNat, Me!, and Sylvie

 ♥ Sue

card details
Silhouette cut file: Winter Tree by Hero Arts

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Harry Potter Water Bottles

Harry Potter Water Bottles

My kids are Hydro Flask addicts!  If you don't have one of these, you really should get one, two or maybe 4 like my daughter Abby!  

These containers keep your cold liquids cold for hours(you will still have ice the next day) or hot(would still be hot the next day). They come in many sizes and shapes.

Abby stopped by the other day and wanted to decorate her flasks in honor of school starting this week for the teachers in this area. (She is a second grade teacher). Being a big Harry Potter fan, she went with a HP theme.  All the cut files were shared on a facebook Harry Potter crafty group except for Snape(blue).  That file was purchased off Etsy-(you can find a link to that file at the end of this post.)

Dobby was the center of the O in the Avenge Dobby we did not want to waste him, so we added a little Dobby to the back of the bottle...he is only about 3/4 tall or so.

I must say I am quite rusty in my Harry Potter knowledge, but Abby brought me up to speed and explained what all these files meant.  That was just as fun as adding this vinyl art to the bottles!

After all this time...always 


Harry Potter inspired Snape from Yole's Designs

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Penny Black Midway reminder-Your Favorite Technique Found Love!

Mid Way Reminder Post

Let us see--

Your Favorite Technique gotta know that my favorite technique is to make cards that move or have here we have a great little motion card. This card base was cut with my Silhouette.  You can find a link for everything at the end of this post.   

I knew when I saw this card base that it would be a perfect match for this adorable froggy-Penny Black Found Love!

I am just tickled when this little froggy hops across the lily pads...I love motion cards!


I am sharing with the following challenges:

Our Wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize winner gets a $20 voucher!

Please pop in to view more inspiration from the PB team!

Debby,GretaHelenLorraineNat, Me!, and Sylvie

 ♥ Sue

card details

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Lori Whitlock Pop Up Box Card

Pop Up Cards by Lori Whitlock

I found these patterns in the Silhouette Store and knew I had to make them!. There are many different themes in this style. I have changed this design up to personalize it for the recipients.

 This card is for my brother Chris.  My brother has been fighting cancer for over 5 years. He is an amazing person and such an inspiration. He takes chemo everyday and still gets up and goes to work-he always keeps busy driving wheat combines, cats and whatever big machines he can get his hands on! He really is motivated to keep going and live his life to the fullest! What a guy!

He loves to ride motorcycles and also is getting ready to go to Burning Man for a vacation(huge art and music festival in the middle of the Nevada desert). I added the motorcycle and the Burning Man icon(instead of the camper) to make this special for him! I also changed the front black panels into road pieces by cutting  little rectangles to mimic center dividing road lines and adding a yellow piece behind.  I added some of the trees and the clouds on pop dots for added dimension. I included  a panel on the back of the card to write my message.  These files are so easy to personalize! I love this card design!

This second card is for my friend in Alaska. She works for a School Bus company.  With all the trees this just reminded me of Alaska. I thought long and hard about deleting the sun on this one LOL!! Maybe should have added more clouds and some rain??!

I am sharing these cards with the following challenges:
Cut It Up Challenge  102-Summertime Memories 8/15
Crafty Calender August Challenge-Summer Fun 8/27
Avenue 613 Challenge #188-Anything goes 9/2
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge-more than one fold 8/25
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #39-Anything Goes 8/19
A bit more time to craft challenge #25-Anything Goes 8/25
Crafty Hazelnuts August Challenge-Must use patterned paper 8/30
Creative Crafts Cottage Challenge #69-For the Men/Boys 8/17
Die Cut Diva's-California Dreamin'/Summer Vacations 8/30
Sisters of Craft-Anything Goes 8/30
Craft Your Passion Challenge #324-Anything Goes 8/13
Make My Monday Challenge-Fun in the Sun 8/13
The Crazy Challenge #228-Sunshine and Smiles 8/13
Die Cutting Divas Challenge 278-School 8/14

Thanks for visiting today!

Pop Up Box Card-Camper-designed by Lori Whitlock
Yellow and Black Motorcycle designed by Minilou
Burning Man icon was traced from image online

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