Monday, January 16, 2017

3 NEW makes for the NEW HMFMC Challenge #232 Mid-Way Reminder

Eeeek!! Just stopping by to remind you to join the FUN at HMFMC as we have a brand NEW Challenge, HMFMC#232 ... Yours truly is hosting and the theme is...

 "New"
Interpret this theme anyway you'd like, just tell me what is NEW about your project!  It may be anything New, New Year, New Celebration, New Friends, New You, New Baby, New Home (one I wish I had at moment... sigh...), New Products..., if it's NEW, it goes. :) Just be sure to use a House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies stamps, CD collection images and, or, any decoupage by House-Mouse Designs(R) on your projects!
  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg  
This Challenge is very Generously Sponsored by our very own Mousey Team and we're providing great House-Mouse prizes. So be sure to play to WIN! :)
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  Now here are 3 NEW House-Mouse makes from me...
 I have been purchasing NEW goodies since leaving North Carolina for the big move to Colorado.  Even though we still dont have a permanent home or received any of our household goods (which of course includes all my craft goodies),  there is some positive s this has worked out to build up a new little crafty stash.  (hurray for me!) :)  I've managed to make projects with these new products over the last couple of months and wanted to share these 3 in hopes to inspire a little House-Mouse creativity ...

"Merry Christmas"
"New Craft Supplies" 
Project DETAILS
A colorful Christmas card with mousey ornaments.  The House-Mouse stamp is called - which I've multi-stamped, colored and split into three sections for the elf mice to be in individual ornaments. Layering this was like a playing game to see what fit into the shapes! 
Paper: White CS, Blues and Purples CS from Michael's.
Stamps: Stampendous!, House-Mouse Designs(R) ""Cling Elf Gifts" " cling stamp #.  
Ink:  My Kid's markers (LOL)
Accessories: CE/SW Dies Merry Christmas, Bold Snow Flake Frame, Aurora Star, Scalloped Lattice Frames Dies, and Sue's Dotted Matrix Embossing Folder. Also used rhinestone ribbon and cut it up in sections to frame sentiment and background.
Techniques:  Dry Embossing, Layering
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 Happy Holidays Mousey Wreath
"New Craft Supplies" 
Project DETAILS
 A sweet House-Mouse image paired with glittered Chipboard words (from Dollar Store).  I've added background texture with Sue Wilson's Dotted Matrix EF. Sue's 2016 Festive Collection Snow Globe (for the lg Circle), and the Christmas Rose dies for creating the wreath. Floral Bling finishes off the card.
A House-Mouse Happy Holidays card! Colored in with my kids' school marker sets - since my own coloring stash is in military storage somewhere. ah, yes, us Crafty peeps must do what we must, right?
Paper: 
Stamps: Stampendous!, House-Mouse Designs(R) "XXXXX" cling stamp #. Sentiment by;  
Ink: 
Accessories: CE/Sue Wilson's Dotted Matrix EF. Sue's 2016 Festive Collection Snow Globe (for the lg Circle), and the Christmas Rose dies for the leaves that I've assembled to create the wreath for placing around the mice.
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering.  
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Hello Fall!
"New Craft Supplies"
Project DETAILS
 At this time, I had just found 1 House-Mouse stamp at a local Colorado Hobby Lobby- and was quite thrilled! Having just one stamp sure made me think outside the box here and used a Jellybean Mousey themed stamp for a Fall themed card. 

Stamps: Stampendous!, House-Mouse Designs(R), # HMF02 - "Jelly Bean Thief" stamp featuring Mudpie, RG Noteworthy Hello sentiment

Paper: Metallic Copper, Bazzill Brown, Cream CS
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: Rustic Browns, Copper
Accessories:  Leaves EF, CE Rustic Twig Wreath Die by Sue Wilson; Spellbinders Leaves2 Dies, Richard Garay Dies (sentiment). Topped with Copper wired Ribbon.
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Sponging, Layering, Shaping
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Hope you've liked these makes and that you'll join the FUN "NEW" challenge! 


http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=575823 
Be sure to stop by  because we also have  *** TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS ****** GUEST DESIGNER OPPORTUNITIES *** and more incredible inspiration from your Mousey Designers!

Thanks for visiting. I do hope to have inspired you! :)
Eeeeekkkkkk!!!
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Monday, January 09, 2017

Happy, Happy New Year Crafty Friends!

Hello Hello and Happy 2017! 
Hope the NEW year brings joy, love and happiness into your beautiful lives! 

Sorry I've been away for soooo long. This military transition has been quite the unexpected journey.  Certainly hasn't been easy, (still unbelievably not settled into a home as of yet), but so it goes with big moves, constant changes and new life adjustments.  Stressed, but still hopeful for a good year ahead.  Faith and Family helps to keep a positive outlook and an open mind. My family is working hard and looking forward to the great new adventures that Colorado offers! :)  

For now, Im taking a little time for crafting in anyway possible having limited supplies. Forgotten how crafting brings such therapeutic joy! :) One of the best crafty outcomes about this big move has been that I get to buy NEW things to help build up a temp stash.  Ive been ordering online and visiting local Dollar Stores and Goodwills for anything helpful... (like cutting boards, craft storage, stamps, punches, coloring stuff, etc.,) anything really, just to have something! ha! A crafty girl's gotta do what we must, heh? Trying not to re-buy the things that i already own, but since I need the stuff now, this means I'll def have duplicates to give away by the time we reunite with our household goods that include my crafts.  

On a brighter note....

It's a NEW Year and our Mousey Designers have a brand NEW Challenge, HMFMC#232 at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog. Do come check us out. Yours truly is hosting and my theme is "New". Interpret this theme anyway you'd like, just tell me what is NEW about your project!  It may be anything New, New Year, New Celebration, New Products..., if it's NEW, it goes. :) Just be sure to use a House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies stamps, CD collection images and, or, any decoupage by House-Mouse Designs(R) on your projects!
  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg

This Challenge is very Generously Sponsored by our very own Team providing a couple of great House-Mouse prizes for you!  Be sure to stop by because we also have  *** TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS ****** GUEST DESIGNER OPPORTUNITIES *** and loads of incredible*** HOUSE-MOUSE DESIGN TEAM "New" Samples***

Below is my take on the NEW theme.  I have purchased myself some NEW goodies and managed to make a few NEW projects. I will be posting these throughout this week with notes on each.... Some will be from earlier in the year that just never got posted.  Hoping to inspire a little creativity ...

"You're So Sweet"
"I've used New Craft Supplies" 


Project DETAILS
This New Jar die/stamp set by Sizzix is super adorable in size and shape!  Ive die-cut the jar into a card shape. Stamped the mouse on the white CS then die-cut it for top base layer. I then stamped a second mouse and fussy cut it out to layer over the first. This gave it dimension. The jelly beans were multi stamped and cut out in various colors too then layered and set along bottom of jar to make it seem like the mousey is sitting on top of them. Isnt that cute? The jar is covered with an acetate cut of the jar and topped with the lid that's been die-cut, layered and also dry embossed for added texture. A sentiment was stamped, die-cut and adhered under the lid for the tag and twine was wrapped around and tied into bow.
Paper: White Cardstock, Acetate, CE Mirror Silver Cardstock
Stamps: Stampendous!, House-Mouse Designs(R) "Cling Jelly Bean Thief" cling stamp # HMCF02. Sentiment by Sissix Jar Die/Stamp Set
Ink: Black Archival Ink, SU mini inks (for Jelly beans), Chameleon markers
Accessories: Bakers Twines, Stampaholic, Sizzix Craft Jar Dies & Sentiments set #658699, We R Memory Keepers Drink Sleeve Die (for the flag Tag sentiment)
Techniques: Layering, Dry Embossing

Thanks for visiting my Blog today! I'd love to hear from you!
Eeeeekkkkkk!!!
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Sunday, May 08, 2016

Hello Friend!

This card is featuring the Creative Expressions Australian Collection Melbourne, and the Corner, Border and Tag Dies by Sue Wilson.  It's my dramatic make in black and white for this week's CEDT post. I've also used CE's Leafy Quad Embossing Folder, CE's Dazzlers and CE Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue. Cuts are layered for depth. Topped it all off with rhinestones and double-tied ribbons.
 
Hello Friend Card Recipe
Stamps: Creative Expressions -Petite Lavish Sentiments Clear Stamp Set #CEC746     
Paper: White CS, Black CS and Shimmery Gray Cardstock
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Creative Memories Circle Paper Punches, Silver Circle Pearls by Recollections, Creative Expressions Dazzlers, Creative Expressions Leafy Quad Embossing Folder, CE Cosmic Shimmer Glue and Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Australian Collection Melboure Set and the  Corner, Border and Tag Dies.
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering
 http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php
      
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/detail.php?pid=CED8102     
 

The amazing
Creative Expressions Design Team has been very busy creating beautiful makes to help inspire you, so be sure to stop by the Creative Expressions BLOG to check out what the  Team has created HERE.  **************************************************************
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back to morrow with a House-Mouse make and some fabulous BLOG CANDY that you DONT want to miss! I hope to have inspired your creativity and would love to hear from you! :)   
America

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

A simple Black and White Wedding Card with Creative Expressions

Hello again! I have a quick Wedding Card to share today...
I am following this sketch from Splitcoaststampers.com
 
for challenge SC591, found HERE!

Wedding Card Recipe
Stamps: Creative Expressions - JustRite Clear Stamps - Loving Sentiments      
Paper: White CS, Black CS
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Silver lines Ribbon, Recollections Circle Rhinestones, Creative Expressions Dazzlers, CE Pinpoint Rose Embossing Folder and Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Australian Melboure Set, Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering
 http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php
  
 
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/index.php?tid=2970&pbid=TYPE&lev=2&did=JUSTRITE%20STAMPS
Thanks for stopping by today! 
I hope to have inspired your creativity and would love to hear from you! :)   America

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

A Lavender Mother's Day and A Colorful Way to Spend the Day!

A Lavender Mother's Day card...
 
I've incorporated a 'lattice' look throughout from the Designer Paper to the sentiment panel to the lattice embossed look on bottom.
CARD RECIPE
Stamps: JustRite Spring Wishes Vintage (sentiment)
Paper: White Cardstock, Sue Wilson Designer Classic Elegance Paper Collection
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: Stampin' Up! Lavender Lace
Accessories: Stampaholic Tool, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Australian Melbourne, Finishing touches Sweetheart Flowers, Striplets Lattice Window, Frames & Tags Maggie & Pierced Flags, CE/SW PawPrint Lattice EF, Glitter and flat-acrylic beads/dew drops, CE Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php
   

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And A Colorful Way to Spend the Day...
 
This is my COLORFUL and happy take for House-Mouse Teamie Sue Drees' current Challenge HMFMC218, themed "Favorite Way to Spend The Day", found over at: 
Come join the FUN 
I've used the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson's Perspectives Collection Happy die set and its matching happy stamp by Creative Expressions. The images are set inside various Circles that were die-cut with the smallest circle from the CE/SW Australian Coll Melbourne die set.
 CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Multiple House-Mouse Designs Individual mousey Stamps, Creative Expressions Happy Hearts and Flowers #UMs684 Stamp. 
Paper: White Cardstock, Black Glossy Cardstock
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: Stampin' Up! INKS, Kaleidacolor Calypso & Berry Blaze inks
Accessories: Stampaholic Tool, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Australian Melbourne, (for the circles) and Perspectives Collection Happy Die Set (for words), Cuttlebug EF, multi-color flat-acrylic beads/dew drops, CE Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering

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This House-Mouse Challenge is PROUDLY Sponsored by the Official Mousey Family;
 Visit the original Home of House-Mouse Designs(R)   
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also proudly Sponsored by...
http://www.stampendous.com/

 A HUGE thanks to both Sponsors for their great generosity! :)

Our Designers at HMFMC simply can't get enough of these adorable House-Mouse, Hoppers and Gruffies Stamps! Come see the amazing work by our mega-talented House-Mouse Designers and join the FUN for great prizes! **************************************************************

SUE WILSON fans... COME CHECK-OUT our new FACEBOOK GROUP!
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeExpressionsSueWilsonUSAfans/
Sue Wilson also has a NEW Facebook Page! See it HERE: 

Check out Sue's fabulous Blog HERE; PartiCraft (Prticipate In Craft)

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Thanks for stopping by today!I hope to have inspired you and would love to hear from you. Happy Creating! :)
America

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mother's Day and Thanks Cards using Craft Dies by Sue Wilson

Hello Bloggers!  Welcome back to my Blog on this lovely Saturday morning! Hope you've been having a great week!  I've got 2 fun cards to share with you today.

 First up, a Mother's Day Card for my DT make at Creative Expressions
 
This busy make was started by die-cutting with the lovely Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: Australian Collection, Border, Corner and Tag Dies multiple times. I've used the border die to create the bottom see-through panel that also cuts through the back panel. I've cut and double layered another border set to place above, giving this card a lovely background. The center medallion was created by multi-layering the die-cut Corner cuts in Black and White cardstock along with this lovely Designer Paper. The Tag die was also used here for center then entire medallion is topped with a black button and bling. Sentiment is by JustRite Stamps, and cut with the CE/SW Pierce Flags Die. 

CARD RECIPE
Stamps:   Just Rite Spring Wishes Vitage Labels and Nine
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black Archival Ink
Paper: Designer DP Stack, Black and White Cardstock
Techniques: Layering
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php 
 http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/detail.php?pid=CED8102    JustRite Clear Spring Wishes Vintage Labels Eight and Nine Stamps CR-02121**FS!*


The amazing Creative Expressions Design team has been very busy creating beautiful makes to help inspire you, so be sure to stop by the Creative Expressions BLOG to check out what the  Team has created HERE.  **************************************************************

A House-Mouse Thanks!
 
This is my fun take for House-Mouse Teamie Sue Drees' current Challenge HMFMC218, themed "Favorite Way to Spend The Day", found over at: 
Come join the FUN
CARD RECIPE
Stamps: NONE
Ink: NONE
Paper: Black and White Cardstock, and Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Designs Card-Making Pads Collection "Celebration" Pad.

http://www.joannasheen.com/craft-supplies/housemouse-designs/house-mouse-cardmaking-pads/
Techniques: Layering, Dry Embossing
Accessories:  Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson;  Frames and Tags Pierced Flags, Expressions Thanks Die Set, Perspectives Thank You Circles, and Creative Expressions Knotted Trellis Embossing Folder, also by Sue Wilson. Only other product used is the black half-pearl bling.
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php

************************************************************* These HMD characters illustrated by Ellen Jareckie, are just soooo adorable. This HMFMC Challenge is Proudly sponsored by the Official Mousey Family;
Visit the original Home of House-Mouse Designs(R) 
also proudly Sponsored by...
http://www.stampendous.com/

 A HUGE thanks to both Sponsors for their great generosity! :)

Our Mousey Team at HMFMC simply can't get enough of these adorable House-Mouse, Hoppers and Gruffies Stamps! Come see the amazing work by our mega-talented House-Mouse Designers and join the FUN for great prizes!
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calling all SUE WILSON fans... COME CHECK-OUT our new FACEBOOK GROUP! Come join us as be inspired as we share lots of great tips, ideas, fun makes and latest info on where to find CE/Sue's products !
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeExpressionsSueWilsonUSAfans/
Sue Wilson also has a NEW Facebook Page! See it HERE: 
Check out Sue's fabulous Blog HERE; PartiCraft (Prticipate In Craft) **************************************************************

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to have inspired your creativity and would love to hear from you! :)
 
America