Friday, July 25, 2014

2 Thanks

Hello Peeps. It's been a while since my last post but that's only because this Summer has been quite busy with Camps, Events, Birthday Parties, Kids Play-dates, Anniversary, Summer Family trips... Still, I managed to find a little time to create for two Nursing instructors. These cards came together fairly easily with some Medical themed stickers and a specialty DP pack that sat near my desk. Being crunched for time, both "Thank You" cards were created using only DP, Black CS, Dies, Pearls and Sticker embellishments. What do you think?

Round Thanks

 Square Thanks

Thank You Card Recipes:
Stamps: Inkadinkado clear "Thanks" sentiment
Paper:  DCWV Collection
Accessories:  Multiple Spellbinders Dies, Sticko an Jolee's Boutique Medical Stickers, Prima Flowers, Adhesive Pearls, Silk Ribbon, Twill, Open Polk-a-dot Tape, Foam Tape
Technique: Sponging, Layering

Would like to enter these into the following challenges:

Hope you'll find a little time to craft too. Happy Friday!
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Monday, July 14, 2014

May All Your Days be a Breeze, HMFMC174

Hello, hello, Peeps!! :)  Welcome back.  I hope you're having an adventurous Summer and getting out there to have FUN and make lasting Memories.  It's been a go, go, go for me and my family and we're so blessed.  I miss my time to Craft but cant complain as Life is Good.  I often stop to think about two of our sweet Mousey Teamies who are going through a very difficult time at the moment.  Wont you please help me to send them Positive Energy, love and many much needed prayers to both Sue Drees and Sue Kment? :)

On a happier Mousey note, here's a card created for the new "All About Summer" Challenge over at HMFMC, aka; House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog.

It's so HOT here in North Carolina that this hot Mama is melting!!  So much that fans seem to be this Mama's best friends nowadays. LOL!  The adorable HMD Happy Hoppers Stamp called  "Cool It" captures this HOT feeling perfectly....  heheh...  :)
CARD RECIPE
I love the fun shape of this fun Spellbinders die.
Stamps: House-Mouse Designs® Happy Hoppers by Stampendous! stamp called " Cool it",  from Sept 2009, #HHCVO2. And Stampa Rosa Sentiment #B11-2697, "May all your days be a breeze".
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Glitter Gel Markers (for fan metal wiring)
Papers;  DP, White 110lb CS
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Labels thirty and Oval dies, double hole punch (for twine placement), EK Success Punch (for sentiment panel), Clear Baubles, Twines, foam tape  
Techniques:  Sponging

Hope you'll play along. To help inspire your fabulous House-Mouse creativity, check out my  amazing Teamies Summer themed samples at; HMFMC. 


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Remember to also SHOW-OFF your own House-Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers Creations* by submitting your designs to the official House-Mouse Designs® Site.
   http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg  
Look for this HMD sidebar button and follow HMD's steps to upload your new projects.  
Show off your own HM&F Creations
We hope you will play along and cant wait to see your Summer themed entries...
Enter by Midnight, EST, on Saturday, July 26th, 2014. 
Thank you for stopping by!! I just love hearing from you and visiting you in return.

I'd like to also enter my card into the following challenges:
  1. Great Impressions July Challenge - Animal Friends
  2. Little Claire's - Summertime
  3. Stempelsonne - Summer 
  4. Whimsy Stamps - Summertime 
  5. Stampartic- Summer 
  6. Trykpressa - Summer 
  7. Kreative Verden- Summer

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

HMFMC172, Golf themed Birthday for Dad/Father

Hello peeps.  Sorry I've been missing in action, but it's been a super busy start to a lovely Summer for this Mommy of Four.

Come join the fun at HMFMC and enter our  special themed "Die-Cuts/Punches" challenge, hosted by our talented Teamie Sue Kment.  An alternate option is"Anything Goes" so hurry and enter for your chance to win some fabulous prizes.

Here is my take...
  Followed the today's SCS Sketch #SC494 at Splitcoaststampers.com switching it up some;
This is a fun card to make for Birthday Golfing Dad. 

CARD RECIPE
Stamps: House-Mouse Designs®, Stampa Rosa, wooden stamp called "Gold Ball and Tees",  from Sept 1997, #77.
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Papers;  Bazzill Textured Navy Blue, White 110lb CS
Accessories: Spellbinders Circle, Pinking Circle Dies, Banner Dies Dies, EK Success Border Punch, Dimensional Father's Day themed Sticker, Die-cut Wallpaper Tape Roll,  foam tape  

** Proudly  SPONSORED by... **
We are very proudly Sponsored by...
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QKR Stampede - http://www.qkrstampede.com - home of the Perfect Shim!
Prize - Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice from our online store

***AND***
2 EXTRA CANDY PRIZES from our generous Teamies for 2 more Lucky Players... 

***First Candy***
 Offered by our lovely Teamie and Challenge Hostess, Sue K*** and it is a fabulous Stampendous!, House-Mouse Designs®, Cling Rubber Stamp!
http://suesstampingstuff.blogspot.com/ 

 ***Second Candy***
Offered by our lovely Teamie, Christine C, and it is an awesome Joanna Sheen, House-Mouse Designs®, Gruffies UM Stamp Set
A Big Thank You for your  wonderful Generosity!


Hope you'll play along. To help inspire your creativity, check out the Amazing Designers samples at HMFMC. Enter by Midnight, EST, on Saturday 28th June 2014.

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Remember to also SHOW-OFF your own House-Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers Creations* by submitting your designs to the official House-Mouse Designs® Site.
   http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg  
Look for this HMD sidebar button and follow HMD's steps to upload your new projects.  
Show off your own HM&F Creations
We hope you will play along and cant wait to see your Die-Cut/Punched entries...
Thank you for stopping by!! We love hearing from you.
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Reaching for the Stars with "Lots of Layers"

Happy Monday Peeps!!  It's June and the children are finally out of school for the Summer.  There is lots happening this time of year like School/Sports ending, and Graduations, Father's Day, Birthdays, Fourth of July, Weddings, Thanks You's, ... so as crafters, we've got many opportunities for using our handmade cards. :)

We are half-way through the current "Lots of Layers" challenge HMFMC171, at House-Mouse and Friends. So be sure to stop by. You'll be inspired by the amazing Designers' samples. Sure would love for you to play along with our Mousey Team by creating a project featuring any of the HMD House-Mouse, Gruffies and, or, Happy Hoppers. You'll have fun and could win some fabulous prizes. 

Here is my take with a Mousey reaching for the stars with all those layers... heheh :)
 same card, different angle
CARD RECIPE
Stamps: House-Mouse Designs®, Stampabilities wooden stamp called " Smarty Pants",  from Sept 2009, #HMJR1078.
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Papers;  Bazzill Red and Navy Blue Textured Cardstock, White 110lb CS
Accessories: Spellbinders Star Dies, Mini Stars Cuttlebug EF, foam tape  
Techniques:  Dry Embossing


*** Very Proudly Sponsored by ***
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
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And a very special prize from our fab Teamie, Pauline Bird
   
What fun prizes. Stop by HMFMC for loads of inspiration and play the Challenge HERE.
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I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Layers
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - For the Boys
Crafting by Designs: June - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - For the Boys
Eureka Stamps  - Thank You
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - For Him
Love to Create  Make it for the Kids
Make My Monday -  Male-themed
Marker POP Challenge - Anything Goes
PaperTake Weekly - For the Boys
Path of Positivity - Happiness
Stamp and Create -  Thank You
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin'  - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge  - For the Little Ones

Thank you for stopping by today. I so enjoy hearing from you.
 Happy Creating!  :)
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Mojo Sketch and House-Mouse Layers for an Elementary School Graduation

A Graduation card for Mojo Contest Mojo348, and a reminder to come play along with us at House-Mouse & Friends "Lots of Layers" Challenge #HMFMC171, HERE.

This is my take on the...

Here is the sketch for Mojo Contest Mojo348

Inside of the Grad card is also decorated and includes a $20 bill for my little guy "Jacob" who is graduating from Elementary School today.  :)
CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs®, "The Graduate", from year 2006, featuring Maxwell, #HMGR1014.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics,
Papers: Grad DP, Black and White 110lb CS
Accessories: Marianne Design Star Circle Die Spellbinders Circle and Small Star Dies,  Printed "Congratulations" Ribbon, Foam tape  
Techniques:  Loads of Layering

*** Very Proudly Sponsored by ***
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
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And a very special prize from our fab Teamie, Pauline Bird
   
Amazing prizes, heh?  HOPE YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH US THIS TIME!!   Be sure to stop by HMFMC for loads of inspiration here; HMFMC171 ... 

Id' also like to enter this Grad card into the following challenges:
  1. Monday Mojo - Monday Contest Mojo348
  2. Crafter's Cafe - Masculine (A Grad card for a boy)
  3. Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
  4. Crafting for all Seasons - Boys 
  5. Crafty Creations -  Use something that begins with "S" -(I used a Sketch)
  6. Decorate to Celebrate - Grad or Birthday
  7. Inky Impressions - Congratulations/Graduation
  8. Ruby's Rainbow - Boys (grad card is for a 10 yr old Boy)
  9. Scrappers' Delights - Anything goes / Layers
  10. Stampin' Royalty - Masculine

 I just cant wait to see what your fabulous "Lots of Layers" creations. 
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lots of Layers for Challenge # HMFMC171

"Lots of Layers" is the current Challenge over at House-Mouse & Friends MC  and this was my take!  Check us out HMFMC.  
CARD RECIPE
Stamps: House-Mouse Designs®, "Apple Delight" and Inkadinkado clear stamps (for sentiment)
Inks:  Copics, Studio G Pigment Inks (for sponging)
Papers; DP, Bazzill Cardstock, White 110lb CS
Accessories: Spellbinders Apple Dies, Cuttlebug EF, CM Circle Punch, Word Window Punches, Stickles, Silver Metallic adhesive Gems, Sticko school themed stickers, foam tape
Techniques:  Dry Embossing, Sponging

*** Very Proudly Sponsored by ***
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
  
*** AND ***
 
*** AND ****
And a very special prize from our fab Teamie, Pauline Bird
 

Amazing prizes, heh?  Be sure to stop by HMFMC for loads of inspiration.  To quickly go directly to Challenge HMFMC171, click HERE.
 
I love hearing from you and cant wait to see what you will come-up with. 
 Happy Creating!  :)

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Masculine take for Sweet Stampin Challenge and Blog Candy Winner

A Masculine take for the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog's theme: 
Father's Day, Special Man, Special Boy

Here is my fun take.  It was an idea floating in my head for personalizing a card for Grandpa on his Birthday. Grandpa happens to love Beer and has a Beer at the end of every day while relaxing in his favorite blue recliner chair.  Using a set of "Sticko" Beer Stickers, I double matted them onto DP squares and this is the end-result....  It's funky but it sure was fun to see it come to life.

The same card, in different lighting...

CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Pebbles Inc (Grandpa sentiment)
Ink: Brown Brilliance Ink
Paper:  Momenta Double Sided Masculine Designer CS, White CS
Accessories: Spellbinders Dies, Stampin' Up! Square Punch, Metallic Brads (I added these brads to the corners of the fluffy soft recliner for some extra detail), Jolee's Boutique Grandpa/Father's Day Dimensional Stickers, Sticko's International Beer Photo Assortment Stickers, Foam Tape
Techniques;  Sponging, Layering


Be sure to check out the Sweet Stampin Blog for loads of inspiration. There are great prizes up for grabs from these Super Fabulous Sponsors too....


....and...
Marianne Design
 Hope you will find time to make your fun ideas come to life for the Masculine Challenge at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog
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*** And now for my special BLOG CANDY WINNER ***
Did you ENTER my HUGE BLOG CANDY giveaway HERE?  This fabulous lot of goodies that included some fun items like 100+ sheets of lovely Designer papers, an adorable House-Mouse Stamp, a HMD Grocery Pad and some fun packs of lovely embellishments to help you craft...
This lucky entrant follows my blog and followed ALL the Candy rules ..
drum...roll...please...


CONGRATULATIONS Snoopy!  Im so glad you entered the giveaway. Thank you for being a loyal follower too!  Please contact within 3 days to claim your fabulous CANDY prize!

I'd like to also enter my card into the following challenges:
 Tattered Lace Challenges One for the Guys
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
 Country View Crafts' Challenge - Only Men Allowed
My Sheri crafts - Anything Masculine
Dies R Us Challenge  - One for the Boys / Father's Day
Crafting for all Seasons  - Boys will be Boys
Mema's Challenge - Only Men Allowed

I will be back later today with a NEW card post for our brand new House-Mouse and Friends MC Challenge. It's themed; "Lots of Layers", so be sure to check back later. 
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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sparkle and Shine College Graduation

Hello and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!  This Holiday is special as we remember and honor all of our Military Service Members who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our Freedom in the USA. :)

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At Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog, the theme today is *Sparkle and Shine*.
I needed a Graduation card and this was perfect time for sparkle, so here is my take in Black and Gold Metallic;  
Inside of Graduation card also sparkles with punched out stars scattered on DP

Back of Graduation card

 Graduation CARD RECIPE
Stamp: Graduation Stamp - name to follow
Paper: Graduation DP
Ink: Stampin' Up!  Black (for stamping sentiment)
Accessories: Spellbinders, Stars Border Punch, Gold Stickles Glitter, 2014 Grad Sticker, Martha Stewart Gold Tassle
  For loads of great inspiration, and to enter the challenge, stop by the Sweet Stampin' Blog found HERE.
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Our GREAT sponsor this week is the fabulous Buttons for Brains.



DONT FORGET to ENTER my BLOG CANDY giveaway... ends May 31st!
Click HERE to go directly there!
   
Lastly, dont forgot to enter into the current "Splish Splash" Water Challenge over at HMFMC. You could win some fabulous prizes there too!  :)
Come join the FUN!! Grab one of our HMFMC Buttons and link it back to us! 

Did you ENTER my HUGE BLOG CANDY giveaway? If not, there is still time!  Simply Click HERE to go directly to the CANDY post. Don't miss your chance to WIN!
 
Have a wonderful weekend!
I love hearing from you and cant wait to visiting your blogs too! :)
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