Friday, March 27, 2015

Hello, Hello....

Hello, Hello Crafty Friends! :)
Here's a bright card using some fabulous Creative Expressions dies by Sue Wilson....
Using only three colors and these gorgeous dies that really do all the work for you...  I then die-cut the large Ornate Pierced Rectangle and cut it in half to better fit layered behind the *HELLO* Panel. The Hello word framing is also multi-layered for dimension.  I have placed thick white corrugated cardstock behind the rectangle cut. The Yellow ribbon was wrapped around the middle panel to help showcase the word. The beautiful rectangle dieThe Splendid Swirls and fun Flowers dies make the perfect finishing touches on any card.

CARD RECIPE
Stamps: NONE
Paper: Gray and Textured White CS
Paper Size: 6x4.5
Ink: NONE
Accessories: Creative Expressions Ornate Pierced Rectangles, Hello Die, Carmelia Open and Closed Petals Finishing Touches Florals and Splendid Swirls by dies Sue Wilson, Ribbon, Bling
Techniques: Corrugating, Layering
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Check out Sue Wilson's fabulous BLOG "Participate In Craft"
for loads of amazing projects and inspiration, HERE.

Her products, along with a comprehensive range of crafty goodies can be found at;
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/images/structure/top1.gif
TFL & Happy Creating!
America

Monday, March 23, 2015

Two Cards for HMFMC190

Hello fabulous crafters! Welcome back! Hope your weekend was wonderful. 

Im so excited to be back today with two cards for the current "CASE THIS CARD" Challenge #HMFMC190 that Im hosting over at HMFMC.  Hope you will play as there is a great sponsored prize as well as a big surprise waiting for 1 lucky player that CASES the shown card this challenge!  To help inspire you, here are 2 more that I have created;
 First is an "Eggcited" for Easter card
"Eggcited" CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Stampabilities, House Mouse "This Egg's For You" HMF1011; "Easter Surprise" #HMER1015; "Eggcellant" HMVR1007; "Your Crack Me UP!" HMVR1008; "Basket of Friendship" HMPR1063; Sentiment by See D's Sugarloaf Easter set
Paper: Heavy White CS, Paper Studio Easter Eggs DP
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, White Signo Gel Pen (for eyes)
Accessories: Frantic Stamper Peppers Dies and 9-Spot Stitched GRID, Sue Wilson Noble Dies, Ornate Pierced Square and Pierced Flag Banner Die (for sentiment), Cuttlebug EF, Creative Memories Square Punches, MS Border Punch, Mesh,  Recollections adhesive Square Bling
Techniques: Layering, Dry Embossing

Next, a "HOT" Pepper take for a Spanish Thank You Card
"Muchas Gracias" Jalapeno CARD RECIPE
Stamps: House Mouse "All Fired up" HMPR1018, Stampabilities HMD Jalapeno Peppers #HMPR1008, , Inkadinkado "Muchas Gracias"
Paper: Textured MM CS, White CS
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: Copics, Glitter Gel Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Studio G (for Sponging)
Accessories: Frantic Stamper Peppers Dies and 9-Spot Stitched GRID, Sue Wilson NY Collection Herald and  Union Square Dies, Creative Memories Circle Punches, Fiskars Circle Punch, Ribbons, adhesive Bling
Techniques: Layering, Dry Embossing

AREN'T THESE cards so much FUN??
You can have FUN too with your adorable House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers and Gruffies stamps, CD Collections and/or Decoupage by House-Mouse Designs. Just use one stamp and divide it up into 9 sections. Or use a grid and add multiples of your favorite cut-out images. Or, use 9 different stamps and punch out just the sections of the images you want to use for your own collage, collection or scene. Loads of possibilities. It's all totally up to you. Just use your imagination and go with it!  You'd be so amazed at what direction this takes you and at what you can do!  I'm super excited to see what you will make!  :)  

We are Proudly Sponsored by;
Stampendous!
http://www.stampendous.com/
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


 *** ADDITIONAL SURPRISE PRIZE ***
Yours truly has a BIG SURPRISE Grab Bag (of some delicious  CRAFTY Goodness that includes Stamps, Dies, etc... etc...) going to a Lucky player who enters a project "CASING the Card".  Be sure to play to not miss your chance to win!

Check us out at HMFMC for all the details. You will be blown away and so inspired by the Designer's amazing CASES for this Challenge.  Now here is THE card to CASE...
I cant wait to see what FUN you will come up with!
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I'd also like to enter one/both NEW cards into the following challenges:
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Craft It Up/Link It Up Party by Craftin' Desert Divas - Easter 
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude-anything goes
 Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes 
Dream Valley Challenges - Easter
Inspiration Destination- Anything goes
In the Pink- Lots of layers
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes 
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Perfectly Rustics - Eggs
Whoopsi Daisy -Add a Sentiment
The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration (Easter colors for my "Eggcited" card)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspires - Use a Die Cut
Robyn`s Fetish Challenge 256 - Add a Bow  

The Corrosive Challenges 220 - Our Animal Friends 
Alphabet Challenge - C is for Cute and Cuddly
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The Frantic Stamper Dies can be found HERE;
http://www.franticstamper.com/-Frantic-Stamper-Precision-Dies_c_6157.html
The Creative Expressions Dies by Sue Wilson can be found HERE:
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Monday, March 16, 2015

YOU ROCK!, House-Mouse Challenge HMFMC190

A "YOU ROCK" card featuring many sweet mice playing instruments...
I created this fun card for the House-Mouse and Friends Challenge # HMFMC190- (which by the way, is being hosted by yours truly), and Ive chosen to go to with an Anything Goes theme with option to CASE the card below.  Ive had this idea forever and thought it would be so much fun to see this layout and parts of multiple images on others projects. I cant wait to see your takes and hope you will give it a try! It's not only fun, but it's also a great way to use up lots of stamps that otherwise never get to see daylight! LOL! :)

 "YOU ROCK" CARD RECIPE
Having a card to follow was really great because this new card came together rather quickly. The toughest part was choosing what theme to go with. I had put out Easter stamps, then some mousey Floral themed stamps, then a set of get wells, then musical stamps.... ayayay -so many options here! LOL   In the end, it was my kids that helped me to decide on which set of stamps to use and they all chose the musical for a "You Rock" theme. heheh :)  Great Kids!

Stamps Used:   Stampabilities & Stampa Rosa; "Mice Symphony", "Mice Tro", "sweet Music", "Candlelight Chorus", "You Rock" sentiment.
Papers: White CS, MM Blue CS, Black CS, Musical Notes DPs
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics 
Accessories: Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson Pierced Flag Die, Spellbinders Circle Dies, Creative Memories Circle Punches, Circle Bling, Adhesive Silver Pearls, Adhesive Rhinestones, Ribbon, Chalkboard Button


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 Festive Collection
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Here is the CARD TO CASE...
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Did you play along on our "Spring Is In The Air"  themed House-Mouse challenge this past week? You might be a winner so be sure to check!

Dont miss this new challenge because I will be giving away a fabulous SURPRISE Grab Bag to a lucky player that enters a project and "CASES this Card"!  Hope it's YOU! 

For those of you who aren't familiar with the acronym, CASE, it means; "Copy And Share Exactly"...  Though I really just want to see the layout and the main idea of creating a fun collection of partial images. Give it a try!  Let your imagination take the lead and go for it. The possibilities are endless.  

Be sure to check out my Teamies creations at HMFMC. They will WOW you and help to inspire your creativity.  Be sure you are using your House-Mouse, Gruffies and/or Happy Hoppers stamps/CD Collections or Decoupage!  :)
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*** Fabulous SPONSOR ***    
http://www.stampendous.com/
One Lucky Winner will receive a $20 Value Reward Card

  STAMPENDOUS! manufactures our beloved House-Mouse Design Stamps
  House-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com  
For more inspiration and challenges, visit the Stampendous! Blog HERE.

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I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Scribble and Scrap- Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Our Animal Friends
 Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  - Anything Goes
   
Craft-Dee BowZ - anything with a bow 
Craft Your Passion - anything goes 
Crafting From the Heart - anything goes 
D.L. Art Thursday - anything goes
Pile It On - Use three of something  (I have 3 rows of 3) 
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes 
Sister Act - anything goes 
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything goes w/Patterned Paper Background

I just cant wait to see what YOU will come up with! HAVE FUN!  :) 
America




  

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Frantic Stamper Cactus / Cacti Pottery

A Second Card from me in one day!  WOW!  Fun, fun!
This one features the awesome Native Pot and Cactus dies by Frantic Stamper Inc
 http://www.franticstamper.com/-Frantic-Stamper-Precision-Dies_c_6157.html
http://www.franticstamper.com/Frantic-Stamper-Precision-Die--Native-Pot-and-cactus-set-of-2-dies_p_118814.html
Cactus CARD RECIPE:
A very Green card indeed! LOL! This is such a fabulous Native Pot and Cactus/Cacti Precision die set from Frantic Stamper. Check it out HERE;  I love the Pot's details and Cacti dots! I've used it by multi-layering the colored cuts for dimension and then dry embossed for texture. It's paired with a Cactus Background Paper from my stash.
Stamps: Hampton Art, Jillibean 0095 (sentiment)
Paper: ColorBok "Mexico" themed DP, White Textured CS, Shiny Green Metallic Paper
Paper Size: 4.5 x. 5.5
Ink: Black Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Frantic Stamper Precision Cactus and Pottery die set FRA-DIE 09405, CE/Sue Wilson Tag Pierced Flag dies, Fiskars Crimper, Michael's adhesive green rhinestones
Techniques: Layering, Crimping, Dry Embossing

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 Festive Collection
What do you think?

I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges:  
 House-Mouse Challenge Blog
and lastly, a gentle ** HMFMC  REMINDER **
 I hope you will play stop by to see what my House-Mouse Teamies came up with for tomorrow's HMFMC Challenge.  YOU WONT WAT TO MISS IT!!!  Its my turn to Host and Ive chosen to CASE a really FUN card.  In addition to offering generously Sponsored prizes, there will also be FABULOUS "surprise CANDY" for a lucky player who enters a House-Mouse project CASE-ing the sample card. So be sure to stop by tomorrow morning after 6AM, EST, to see all the gorgeous Design Team takes and get all the yummy details HERE
TFL and Happy SUNDAY! 
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges
Pile It On - Use three of something (I used three layers, three rhinestones)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with Patterned Paper 

Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
 Little Red Wagon -  Cute, Cute, Cute
 Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes 
Party Time Tuesdays  - Anything Goes
 Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybug Creations - Anything Goes

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Thanks for stopping by twice in one day! I so appreciate you! 
America



Frantic Stamper, A Cup of Thanks!

 Hello again sweet Blogging Friends!  Hope your weekend has been terrific! 
I have a Tea card to share that was inspired by these yummy photos of floral cookies in pink and blue, and teacup sets - for the inspirational challenge #IC484, over at SCS.  
 Mason Jar | Cookie Connectiontea cup cookies
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CARD RECIPE:
This was created using some fun new dies from Frantic Stamper and Creative Expressions.
Stamps: SU "Tea Shoppe"
Paper: K&Company Floral DP, MM Blue & Pink CS, White Textured CS
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: SU Black
Accessories: Frantic Stamper Tea Set FRA-DIE 09338 Dies; Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Striplet Quilted Blocks die, and Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds; Stampin' Up! Oval and Word Window punches, adhesive Pearls
Techniques: Layering
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Such a girly card, heh? :) The Frantic Stamper Tea set dies can be found HERE;
http://www.franticstamper.com/-Frantic-Stamper-Precision-Dies_c_6157.html
Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Tea set (set of 2 dies)
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The Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson craft dies can be found HERE:
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/images/structure/top1.gif
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges
Pile It On - Use three of something (I used three Tea cups)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes 
Little Red Wagon -  Cute, Cute, Cute
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays  - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybug Creations - Anything Goes 

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I hope you had a chance to play along on our "Spring Is In The Air"  themed House-Mouse challenge this past week.
You might be a winner, so be sure to check-in tomorrow for announcement of the lucky names and see the brand NEW HMFMC CHALLENGE (hosted by yours truly).  

You wont want to miss it!  I will be offering up some fabulous CANDY for those who enter a project for the theme to "CASE this Card"!   For those of you who aren't familiar with the acronym, CASE means; "Copy And Share Exactly"...  However, its even simpler for my CASE, as I really just want to see the layout used and the main idea of creating a fun collection of partial images). Here is a peek at the House-Mouse card to CASE. Hope it helps to inspire your creativity in getting started using your House-Mouse, Gruffies and/or Happy Hoppers stamps!  :)
 All the wonderful CASES of this card by my amazingly talented House-Mouse Teamies can be seen at HMFMC tomorrow morning!  I'm seriously excited to see how the Team inspires creativity amongst  you and just cant wait to see what YOU will come up with!  :) 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy your Sunday!
America

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Frantic Stamper, Dream Catcher dies

Hello Crafty Friends! I'm back to share a bright card created for the Frantic Stamper Inc., site found HERE. Isn't this a fabulous Dream Catcher Die?  I paired it with the FS "Dream" Word and then multi-layered the cuts to create dimension on this colorful, eye-catchy card. What do you think?
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What a fun sketch for holding a Dream Catcher, don't you think so?  
I've used Sue Wilson's Square Dies for the top overlapping panels and a weaving die for the background.  I punched the ends of each row with a small square punch for added interest.

My Dream Catcher CARD RECIPE
Stamps: none
Paper: The Paper Company Boysenberry CS, Pebbles -Pver The Rainbow DP, White CS,
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: Marvy Matchables Purple for inking edges
Accessories: The Frantic Stamper Dream word die; FRA-DIE 09431 and the fabulous Dream Catcher die; FRA-DIE 09410 (pictured below). Also used a square Punch (to create bottom border look) and silver adhesive bling. Additional dies used are from Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson; Weaving Classic Dies and New York Collections; Herald Square and Union Square Dies (pictured below).
The Frantic Stamper dies can be found HERE;
 http://www.franticstamper.com/-Frantic-Stamper-Precision-Dies_c_6157.html
 Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Dream
Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Dreamcatcher

The Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson craft dies can be found HERE:
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I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges
Card and Scrap - Bling, Glitter or Pearls  
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Chocolate Baroque  -Color   
Creative Colours - Creative Colors

Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes 
Little Red Wagon -  Cute, Cute, Cute
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays  - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybug Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you!
Happy Creating! :)
America

Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring is here!, HMFMC189

Spring is (almost) here!!   :)
Hello and welcome back to my little blog. I've created this House-Mouse card for the current Spring themed challenge over at HMFMC. It came together very easily with this lovely and amazing Caribbean Island Background die by CE/Sue Wilson.  

http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/diesbysuewilson/caribbeanisland/background/index.php

This gorgeous die does most of the work for you! I paired it with a colorful Garden DP and this adorable House-Mouse Designs "Scent of Lilac" Cling Stamp
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CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Stampendous! House-Mouse Designs, "Scent of Lilac" Stamp, HMCM09
Paper: Premium White CS, Paper House - Garden DP, MM Purple Textured CS
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink Used: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Creative Expressions;  Caribbean Island Collection Background die, Stampn' Up! Lg Oval Punch, Stickles, Martha Stewart Ultrafine Glitter, Ribbons, Lilac adhesive half-pearls 
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  This Challenge very proudly Sponsored by; 
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
*** AND your HMFMC Team***
Giving away a NEW Stamp to 1 Lucky Player;  Stampabilities Stamp, House-Mouse Designs, Inc.  Stamp is called: "Sweet Sensations", #HMIR1094. Featuring Mudpie.  What Fabulous Prizes, heh?!  Be sure to play to win!.

 To help inspire your creativity, check out the GORGEOUS Spring samples by our fabulously talented HMFMC Team HERE!
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 Visit Creative Expressions for more info on Sue Wilson's Products HERE
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I'd like to also enter my card into the following challenges;
2 Cute Ink Chall - Spring
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Spring
Cards in Envy - Bow
Craft-Dee BowZ -Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts -Always Anything Goes
MarkerPOP Chall - Anything Goes
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes
Monday Morning Chall - Spring

My Creative Moments - Think Spring
Simon Says Stamp Monday Chall - *B* is for... (Bright, Bold, Background)
Stamp and Create - Is it Spring yet? 
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I hope you can come and join the House-Mouse fun too! Dont miss out on great prizes!
 Thanks for stopping by today! I so love hearing from you!   :)
Happy Spring Creating! 
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