Saturday, January 27, 2018

Love All Around Card, my Bow-Making IKEA Tip & House-Mouse Facebook Prize Winner

Welcome back crafters!  Hope your week is going great! A House-Mouse LOVE CARD
to help inspire your Mousey creativity and join the HMFMC fun w/this LOVE challenge!

Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs(R) "Tails of True Love", Featuring Amanda & Maxwell, #HMGR1009 from yr 2004.  The tiny stamped love text & hearts are by Impression Obsession stamp set called;  "Love All Around".
Paper: White CS, Neenh Creative Collection Metallic Silver CS, Bazzill Red CS
Paper Size: 5x6
Ink: Stampin' Up Ruby Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Nellie Snellen Heart Craft Die #MFD022, Satin Ribbon, Heart Rhinestones (from Dollar Store)
Techniques: Layering, Multi-Stamping
I stamped all those hearts then double stamper over them to add the mini xoxos around each. i also stamped the lines of mini Loves under the sweet mice! :)

Id also like to enter this Mousey card into the following Challenges;
Pause Dream, Enjoy Challenges - Mouse
Simon Says Stamp - Layers

Im happy to say that I finally dug out my IKEA dish-dry/display rack (that prior to moving I had always used for making my bows). Does anyone else use a dish-rack for bows or is this just an America thing? LOL!  I have posted a couple of photos below on how I use it. Hope this inspires you to use what you already have and/or hopefully re-purpose those IKEA items.  Anyways, this had been boxed-up since we last moved from North Carolina to Colorado Summer 2016. We didnt get our household goods until the Fall of 2017 - yeap - that's over a year later .  Still, I was thankful to finally have a permanent home address and thrilled to have my crafty goodies back too. Had totally forgotten about this amazing expandable stainless steel dish tool! Can make mini to giant bows!
 Below is a pic of the various size bows that this tool can create. You can go from mini bows -to huge bows!  AND... you can adust and tighten the bows as you are making them (by easily pulling on ends for expanding or contracting the tool) ! Perfect tool to re-purpose and a great way for making multiples at once! You must try this Im gonna call it the "America Bow idea"! lol
IKEA's Pot-Lid Organizer VARIERA  - Expandable Stainless steel kitchen Tool
Did you get to play along this week on our HMFMC Facebook PageIf so, THANK YOU!  We are so happy you  have helped to spread the Mousey word further! 
I personally loved reading all your fun comments. Thank you everyone. Without any further delays, the Lucky Prize Winner is... Beverly Jordan
Congrats Beverly! You've won this fabulous House-Mouse Designs(R)  Cling stamp by Stampendous!  called: Bon Bon Bunny # HHCP06 and a fun Mousey magnet combo! 
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Please contact me to collect your prize! Then hop on over to the HMFMC Blog to be inspired by more fabulous Designers creationsYou will want to enter a project into the current *Anything Goes and/or LOVE themed challenge* at the mousey Blog found HERE,  for your chance to win awesome sponsored prizes!

Thanks for stopping by. I love hearing from you and hope you'll have a great day!!


  1. I am so impressed with your bow maker, no doubt a fraction of the cost too. Super sweet mouse card! Thanks for linking, Jackie DT at PDE xxx

  2. Adorable! Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

  3. Fabulous card! Such a wonderful design!! So very pretty!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  4. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy. Hope to see you again next time.