Monday, January 16, 2017

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

Eeeek!! Im 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...

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!  
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! :)

  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" 
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

 Happy Holidays Mousey Wreath
"New Craft Supplies" 
 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?
Stamps: Stampendous!, House-Mouse Designs(R) "XXXXX" cling stamp.
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.  

Hello Fall!
"New Craft Supplies"
 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! 
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Thanks for visiting. I do hope to have inspired you! :)


  1. wow America you have made 3 gorgeous cards with great designs.
    Gr Karin

  2. Just want to thank you for your lovely comment and wow, three gorgeous creations from you...stunning. following you too....and happy new year.xx{aNNie}