31.8.15

I learned today, House-Mouse Challenge 202

Happy Monday Crafters!  
Hope you've had a lovely weekend. 
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Have you seen my HUGE BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY of fabulous Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson?  If so, click HERE to go directly there.  Check it out to enter for your chance to WIN!  Ends Oct 1st, so don't miss out! 
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This is my take on Teamie Snoopy's new challenge theme at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  Come by to see the Design TEAM's gorgeous makes for loads of inspiration and a fabulous Prize from our awesome Sponsor, the one and only, the official home of the mice, House-Mouse Designs®. :)

Mouse Characters

This is my "Back to School" project...
Eeeeeeeekk!  I had such fun creating this card smiling all the way. The Mousey "Eeeek" verse is actually a stamp which is part of an older Halloween themed wooden rubber stamp set by Martha Stewart.
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Back to School Card Recipe
Stamps; Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs®, stamp called; "Mice Penmanship", HMCR1065, from the year 2007 and featuring Friend, Monica and Amanda.  
NOTE: this Mousey stamp was re-released by Stampendous! in cling, and is now called: "Practice ABC's", # HMCR10 

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics, white signo gel pen
 Paper, Heavy White CS, School DP Stack
Accessories: Creative Expressions; Noble Dies; Frames and Tags Pierced Flags dies, Silver half-Pearls
Technique: Multi-Layering (is this even a technique?) LOL! 
Festive Collection 
 In the USA, these Creative Expressions products can also be found at:
http://www.ecstasycrafts.com/search.asp?keyword=sue+wilson&search=
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/index.php?tid=3808&pbid=TYPE&lev=2&did=APRIL%202015%20RELEASE%20CRAFT%20DIES%20BY%20SW  
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I cant wait to see you joining us at HMFMC for loads of House-Mouse FUN!  :) House-Mouse Challenge Blog
Don't forget that you can also submit your entries to the official "HMD by Me" page at the House-Mouse Designs® site, found here:
http://www.house-mouse.com/php/stamped_list.php 

Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you!
America
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27.8.15

New Christmas Card and my House-Mouse Candy Winner

Hello Crafty Friends! 
Have you had a chance to ENTER My MEGA HUGE BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY of Creative Expressions dies from the fabulous 2015 Festive Die Collection by Sue Wilson, found HERE? 
 
If no not, be sure to enter before it ends on October 1st - to not miss out! 

PROUD Mousey Team Designer
As for my House-Mouse Candy Winner, I want to apologize as I thought this announcement had already posted when it was scheduled. Ooops!   :( Did you play along on the HMFMC 200th Celebration Challenge?  It was super FUN to celebrate 7 years of creating with the adorable illustrations by Ellen Jareckie at  House-Mouse Designs®!!  We love our players and followers so had loads of prizes for you to show our appreciation.  It's always such a joy visiting all your lovely entries!  Thank you! :) The Winner is listed at the bottom.

Here is a new Christmas card for the current "Flower Power" theme for Challenge # HMFMC201, at House Mouse and Friends. It's hosted by Teamie, Pauline Bird. Come check it out HERE and enter. But hurry it ends Aug 29th.

A "Joyous Noel" Mousey and some Poinsettias
These dimensional Poinsettias were made with 3 separate Creative Expressions fabulous Festive Collection dies by Sue Wilson; (Classic Poinsettia, Classic Open Poinsettia, and the Mosaic Poinsettia). I started by cutting the classics first, then layered them with the Mosaic and/or the Open Poinsettias for the diff looks. Dimension was created by roll-shaping each petal with edge of a pencil and pressing the centers inward (on a foam surface). These were then adhered and topped with bling. It's super easy to do with these fabulous dies. Hope you will give these flowers a try.

Card Recipe
Stamps; Stampa Rosa,  House-Mouse Designs®, stamp called "Joyous Noel", #454H, from the year 2000, and featuring Mudpie.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics
 Paper, Heavy White CS, Making Memories Textured Red and Polkadot Green
Accessories: Creative Expressions Noble Dies, Classic Poinsettia, Classic Open Poinsettia, and the Mosaic Poinsettia), metallic Bling and Ribbon.
Technique: Multi-Layering (is this even a technique?) LOL! 
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In the USA, these products can also be found at:
http://www.ecstasycrafts.com/search.asp?keyword=sue+wilson&search=
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/index.php?tid=3808&pbid=TYPE&lev=2&did=APRIL%202015%20RELEASE%20CRAFT%20DIES%20BY%20SW
  • Creative Expressions, Sue Wilson lauching on HOCHANDA TV, TODAY - Aug 27th- (Home of Crafts, Hobbies And Arts) - a TV channel aiming to educate, inspire and entertain its viewers, whilst showcasing craft and hobby products to purchase.  
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My House-Mouse CANDY WINNER that followed all the rules is HMFMC Entry # 26, which belongs to... Lea Fritts. Please contact me by Friday, August  28th to claim your prize that Includes; Two NEW, hard to find, Wooden Rubber Stamps made by Stampabilites for House-Mouse Designs. The First is a Stampabilities Gruffies stamp called "Punkin' Head" #OR1038 from the year 2007 and featuring 'Biggly and Patch'. The next is a Stampabilities House-Mouse Stamp called "Something's Fishy", #HMOR1033 from the year 1999, and featuring 'Amanda and Friend'.  Aren't these just adorable? :)

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For everyone else, be sure to enter our NEW "FLOWER POWER"challenge HMFMC201!  There's always the alternate option of "ANYTHING GOES" too, so just have fun and come join us.  There are more fabulous prizes for you to win! :)

Dont forget to ENTER my current BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY of Creative Expressions dies from the fabulous 2015 Festive Die Collection by Sue Wilson, HERE. This CANDY Ends Oct 1st, and I wouldn't want you to miss out!

Thanks for stopping by! I love hearing from you!
America
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24.8.15

NEW Pennant Stamps and Custom Dies at ODBD

Hello Crafters! I've got 2 samples to share today that I've made with the NEW ODBD Pennant Stamps and Customs Dies.
 Proud Design Team Member for ODBD

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If you're looking for my Creative Expressions 2015 Festive Collection MEGA CANDY GIVEAWAY, simply CLICK HERE to go directly there!

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Check these out at ODBD as there is another Swag Style Pennant too!
Happy Birthday Pennant Banner
I basically had a blast cutting beautiful papers with these fab Pennants! The ideas are endless (Im currently playing around trying to make a flower out of these), and you can use these to customize your projects for any occasion too! Give them a try! 

 Happy Birthdy Card Recipe
Paper: ODBD Beautiful Boho Patterned Paper Collection, Black CS, Heavy White CS
Accessories: ODBD Pennant Row Custom DiesSizzix Pinpoint Embossing Folder, Pink Satin Ribbon, Lg and Sm Rhinestones, Sparkly Bling Button
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering
PENNANT ROW ALPHABET - HCS45 (Clear Stamps)   PENNANT ROW DIES - CSBD61  BEAUTIFUL BOHO 6x6 PAPER PAD
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Colorful PENNANTS
This colorful card is actually very sparkly IRL. The rhinestone bling and the fabulous Vintage Flower embellishment along with the Glittered Blue Cardstock Layers really make this card shine. Ive left out a banner sentiment to have it ready to go for any fun occasion that needs customization at the last minute. :)


Colorful Pennants Card Recipe
Stamps:  none
Paper: ODBD Beautiful Boho Patterned Paper Collection, White CS, Blue Glitter CS
Accessories: ODBD Pennant Row Custom Dies; Sizzix Pinpoint Embossing Folder, Pink-wired Ribbon, Silver Vintage Flower Bling, Mini Rhinestones
Techniques:  Dry Embossing, Layering  
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For more inspiration from the DT using the August Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog HERE.  Stop by these Member Blogs to check out the gorgeous projects;
Cathy * Dawn * Angie * Lori * Sabrina * America (me)
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 I'd like to also enter these cards into the following Challenges;
Brown Sugar - #160 - Buttons and Bows 
Craft-Dee BowZ -  Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Not Just Cards -  Always Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - #41 Dies or Punches
Pattie's Creations - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Anything goes
CHPPC: Patterned Paper
CASUAL Chic #2 Pretty Patterns
Frosted Designs  - Metal/Metallics (my vintage flower bling is old metal)
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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to have inspired your creativity! :)
  America

22.8.15

1 Poinsettia Striplet Die, 3 Different Ways, BLOG CANDY Reminder

Hello Crafters and happy Saturday!  Hope you're having an amazing weekend!  I'm here to share 3 sparkly Christmas projects that Ive created using the Creative Expressions 2015 Festive Collection Poinsettia Striplet die and 3 different Poinsettia dies by Sue Wilson. 

Here they are. CHECK OUT how ONE Striplet Die created 3 completely different looks...

Project 1
The fabulous Poinsettia Striplet die was used for a sparkling Christmas Tag
I added a 'Frames and Tags Pierced Flag' banner to my tag (for holding my sentiment). It is multi-layered for strength. My Poinsettia is cut with the 2014 Festive Collection Classic Poinsettias Dies, dry embossed and glittered for texture.  I've added a silk ribbon (for tying this fun Black and White tag to a gift). It's finished off with sparkly Silver Pearls.
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Project 2
The Poinsettia Striplet die was again used for creating a lovely Background look on this glittered Happy Holidays Card. The Flower has been glittered with Martha Stewart Ultrafine white Glitter for added sparkle and texture.
This card is very sparkly IRL, especially with the GOLD and Glittered Red & Green Adhesive Papers. The Striplet cuts are set side by side but twice layered for dimension with green peeking out underneath. The Sentiment banner was cut with the Frames and Tags Pierced Flags dies and is tucked under the flower to unify the look. The dimensional Poinsettia was created with the 2014 Festive Collection Classic Poinsettia and the 2015 Open Petals Poinsettias then glittered for sparkle and topped with Gold Floral Wrap and Gold Pearls as my finishing touches.
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 Project 3
The Striplet die was also used as a decorative border on this card. I think it adds so much detail to this Season's Greetings, don't you?
All of the Sentiments are from a NEW Holiday Clear stamp set by MSE.
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These Festive projects were easy to put together as these fabulous dies do most of the work for you!  The Poinsettias look great when layered and shaped (with side of a pen or pencil) for dimension, giving your projects depth. Aren't these neat? What do you think?

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Would you like to WIN this NEW CE/SW Striplet die?  It is included in my BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY along with a huge lot of NEW Creative Expressions 2015 Festive Collection Craft Dies designed by Sue Wilson. For inspiration, stop by to see my samples using these New Festive dies, HERE. Good Luck!
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I'd also like to enter these into the following Challenges
Crafting By Design - Get ready for Christmas
 Brown Sugar - Buttons and Bows
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your PassionAlways Anything Goes
Die-Cut Divas - Favorite Holiday
Not Just Cards -  Always Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - 41 Dies or Punches
Scrappers Delights  - Always Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - 91 Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff -  use your stash - Anything Goes (I used embellies from stash)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes Christmas
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - #35 Buttons and Bows
Sparkles Forum Christmas - # 55 No Designer Papers
The 12 Months of Christmas LU - #8 Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes  

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

21.8.15

HUGE BLOG CANDY Give-Away of Creative Expressions Festive Craft Dies by Sue Wilson

 Hello Bloggers, Welcome back!  Hope you are having a wonderful Summer! I have some very special BLOG CANDY to share today. But First, if you're here looking for my HMFMC House-Mouse 200th Celebration card and CANDY Post, please click HERE to go directly there, or scroll down one post.

If you're here visiting for the first time, thank you for stopping by!  If you are already a Loyal Follower, thank you for your continued support!  I love hearing from you and to show my appreciation, I have this incredible package of  Creative Expressions 2015 Festive Collection Craft Dies designed by Sue Wilson to give away to one Lucky Crafter.  Could that be YOU? 

Take a look at this gorgeous LOT that includes 9 beautiful Festive Die Sets; 

Would you like to have these?  If so, be sure to follow rules below and hurry to ENTER! 
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To help inspire you, I've created samples showcasing these fabulous dies.  First up is a Winter Christmas scene using the "Winter Trees" and "Merry Christmas" Dies...

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Next is the "Ho Ho Ho" Die cut out of Cream CS and red plaid Wrapping Paper then topped with bling and golden bow. (Ho-ho-ho is multi-layered for depth and dimension).

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Look at this fab Poinsettia Mini Striplet die! It's my focal point on this sparkly Card.
The "Merry Christmas was stamped then heat embossed in Gold" then cut out with the Frames and Tags Pierced Flag dies by Sue Wilson.
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How about a fun Christmas Tree Greetings Die to offset a sweet Deer Family?  These are such neat Die Sets.  I've also added corners with the Snowflake Corner Border and Tag Die Set. All cuts are layered in Green, Gold and Cream here.

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And last but not least, a contrasting Black and Silver Snowy "Season Greetings" that also uses the lovely "Snowflake Mini Striplet Die".

 
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Cards are easy to make with Sue's fabulous intricate Craft Dies that do most of the work for you!  I can't wait to see what will you create if you win this Yummy Sweet LOT!

 FOR MORE INSPIRATION, VISIT these four AWESOME LINKS...
  1. For Sue's entire 2015 FESTIVE COLLECTION (Release-1), Click HERE.
  2. For Sue's Mini Festive Collection (Release-2), Click HERE.
  3.   To see all of Sue's amazing Releases, visit Creative Expressions HERE. 
  4. Sue's incredible tutorials can be seen on the Creative Expressions YouTube Channel "Crafting My Style", found HERE.
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What to do TO WIN this Yummy CANDY; 

  1. Simply POST a picture of this CANDY on YOUR own Blog LINKING it back here.
  2. Become a Follower of my Blog (if you aren't already), so you don't miss a thing! :)
  3. Become a Follower of Sue Wilson's BLOG "Participate In Craft", HERE.
  4. Leave me a comment below. You can tell me which is your favorite Card, or, what it is that you love most about Sue's gorgeous Die Collections.  
 
(For me it's the high quality of these gorgeous inter-changeable dies that are perfect for elegant layered looks.)
THAT's it! Easy as pie, right? :)   If you don't have a blog, you may still enter this Giveaway by sending me an Email with a Subject line:  Sue Wilson Craft Dies BLOG CANDY  to;  CardsbyAmerica@Gmail.com.  The Lucky Winner will be randomly chosen during the first week in October. Please be sure to check back then to see if you've won.  Hurry to enter and don't delay!  Thank you for your time and support.  Good LUCK!!  :)
America
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I'd also like to enter these festive cards into the following Challenges;
    Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes
    Craft-Dee BowZ -  Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
    Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
    Craft Your PassionAlways Anything Goes
    Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
    Die Cut Divas - Favorite Holiday
    Fantasy Stampers - Lots of Layers
    Not Just Cards -  Always Anything Goes
    Paper Creator's Crafts - 41 Dies or Punches
    Scrappers Delights  - Always Anything Goes
    Simply Create Too - 91 Anything Goes
    Use Your Stuff -  use your stash - Anything Goes (I used embellies from stash)
    Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes Christmas
    Dies R Us Challenge #31 The Great Outdoors  (my winter scenes)
    Natalie and Amy's Challenge - #35 Buttons and Bows (one one card)
    Sparkles Forum Christmas - # 55 No Designer Papers (2 of my 5 cards -no DP)
    The 12 Months of Christmas LU - #8 Anything Goes Optional Snow People
    The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
      
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    Good Luck and Happy Creating!  :)

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