Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ode to Joy-Penny Black

Call me Last Minute Lizzie...I have had this image colored up for several weeks...wanted to join the Brown, Blue and White Challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog-guess I am just sliding in under the deadline!  You have ONE more day to join in as well!  

 You know how I like bright colors, so this really was a challenge for me!  This is a new to me PB stamp named Ode to Joy! It really was easy to color and use blues and browns.

Cute little music notes and piano cut file from the Silhouette Store!

I made the sentiment with my Silhouette and Sketch Pens using fiSHfinger font.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

So happy to have you stop by today!


card details:
Meece---YR 21,23,24,27  R20,21,22
Piano-C1,4    B000, 01  B91,93,95,97  E33,34,37
Misc: SU ribbon
Silhouette cut files:
Music Notes and Keyboard-Lettering Delights

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Monday, September 29, 2014

House Mouse Halloween Candy Bag

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

Welcome back mousey lovers to our Mid-Week squeakkkkkkkkk Challenge #179


Isn't this a precious little bear ?

She is actually only half of the stamp "Don't Cry Over Spilled Candy".  She is dressed up sweetly for her night of Trick or Treating.

I have added her to a box cut with my Silhouette and decorated with dies. . This little box is all ready to fill with candy corn!

Our super talented Teamie Heather, is hosting this challenge!

ALL challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  
So come PLAY ALONG with us using House-Mouse Designs stamps, CD collection images and, or decoupage.

VERY Proudly Sponsored by...
One Lucky Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card to shop at Stampendous! 
We are so excited about this sponsorship because STAMPENDOUS! is the next company manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design StampsS

Also very Proudly Sponsored by; - home of the Perfect Shim!
Prize - Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice to QKR's online store

Great Prizes to be won.. Be sure to enter for your chance to win!  

Be sure to check out the gorgeous Mid Week creations the other teamies  have to inspire you.


project details:
Don't Cry Over Spilled Candy-House Mouse
Studio G Halloween Sentiment

Y 02,08,38
YR 16,18 ,27

 Rust, Black and Gold, Misc designer paper

Misc: SU! plaid ribbon

Dies used:
Impression Obsession grass DIE60-I
(use suestamps13 to recieve a 10% discount from Inspiration Emporium)

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Snoopy---Group Hugs by Paper Smooches

Sometimes we need some cards to send 'just because'.  Hug cards are really one of  the best reasons to send a card. I cut the Snoopy and Woodstock with my Silhouette by tracing a picture from the web.  I wanted to keep them clean and simple, so the papers are simple and cheerful too! 

 This stamp set is from the Paper Smooches Group Hugs stamp set from Inspiration Emporium. It really has wonderful sentiments-14 in all!  

I love clean and simple cards...I really think they are my favorite type, but they sometimes can be harder to make!

I am entering Snoopy in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly-Oh How Cute! Sept 30
CCEE Stampers-National Dog Week-Oct 2
Delightful Challenge-Cute and Cuddly
A Song in Your He{art}-A got a Dog
Bloggers Challenge Friday-Black and White with a Splash of Color-Oct 1
Chocolate, Coffee  & Cards Challenge-Dogs and Cats -Oct 1
Wags and Whiskers-With Our Fuffy Friends-Oct 1
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog-Anything Goes -Sept 27

Enjoy your day---HUGS!


card details:
(you can get a 10% discount if you use the code suestamps13)
Copic: Y17
Misc: Twine and pearls

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

You've Got A Friend

Yes, I certainly do have friends. I must say...I LOVE my House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge team!!!! 

Myself and my fellow teamie Sue Drees have had  very rough  times this summer with family illness and tragedy. Our team has supported both of us through these tough times. 
Last week we both received a big priority mail envelope full of LOVE! 

You know-there are times when a single  moment just touches you down to your toes! My teamies sent me these cards as a surprise and a wonderful gesture of kindness and friendship. My heart just leaped when I opened each card. 

I was so touched by their thoughtfulness . My heart bursts with pride that I am a member of this amazing team. THANK YOU TEAMIES-there are no words to convey how much this meant to me. My Mom wants you to know how touched she was by the cards and the messages you wrote as well. (I had to double dare promise to bring back her cards after I photographed them!)

I hope you enjoy seeing these cards as much as I enjoy having them.

America made for my Mom

 Christine made for my Mom

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Monday, September 22, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #179-Autumn/Fall


It's Mice to be Loved!
Lovely Heather is our host for this Fall/Autumn challenge  #179!

I chose this Knit Gift stamp and made it into a fall card, using warm fall colors instead of winter colors and added this fun fall frame cut file designed by Sarah Bailey cut with my Silhouette! 

How fun!!! I did a little  resizing and ungrouping of the Silhouette cut file to get a matching opening for the branched frame, which worked out pretty slick! I must tell you-Michaels basic cardstock 12x12 cuts so nicely for these detailed/tiny pieced files like the frame. 


Our Special Sponsors for this Challenge


One Lucky Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card!

STAMPENDOUS! is the next company manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design StampsHouse-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at: Stop by their Challenge Blog for inspiration and to enter your HMD projects into their challenges too! The link can be found HERE. 

Also Proudly Sponsored by; - home of the Perfect Shim!
Prize - Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice to QKR's online store

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Crafting for All Seasons-Colors of Autumn 9/29
Cute Card Thursday #339-Awesome Autumn 9/24
4 Crafty Chicks-Fall  9/24
Simply Create Too-Fall/Autumn  9/25

I do hope you will join in our Fall Challenge...remember-you can make any card a fall card by using the fall colors! 


card details

Stamp:Knit Gift

Cardstock: SU! designer polka dots, Chocolate Chip base, More Mustard, Garden Green and Rust all SU!  Frame is Michaels cardstock


E31,33,35,37  E00,11 R20
C 2,3,4,5,7

 YG 61,63,67,97
YR 21,24,27,14, 18  Y21

Ground-W 1,2,3

Knitting needles-T 2,3,5

Silhouette :Fall Frame

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Lawn Fawn Teacher Tissue Box

 Won't this look cute sitting on the Teacher's desk? 

I made it with the Lawn Fawn A Good Apple stamp set from Inspiration Emporium and a tissue box cut file from the Silhouette Store.

The challenge this month on  the September Inspiration Journal Challenge is  Fall is in The Air. Yes-we all know what happens at the beginning of fall...Back to School we go....
Go take a peek at all the lovely entries so far...some real awesome projects entered!!! You can use Back to School, Fall, Halloween, Colors...pretty wide open as far as the theme!

 One random winner will receive 50 Inspiration Emporium Dollars!

It has been ages since I have embossed and I was so pleased with how it turned out! I embossed sentiments all around the top lid.. and then added the embossed bulletin board and sentiment to one side. I stamped the little apples and fussy cut them out and added them to the bulletin board and the lid. The fun cardstock is School Days with Glitter from The Paper Studio 12x12 stack. 

This would make a great teacher gift for any occasion! 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Craft My Life-anything goes but no cards Aug/Sept
Timbro Scrap Mania-Stamping Challenge Blog-Back to School 9/21
Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog-Back to School  9/20
7 Kids College Fund-Anything Goes  9/23
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog-Embossing  9/22

Thanks for stopping in today!  


Project details:
(use the code suestamps13 for a 10% discount)
Cardstock: the Paper Studio School Days paper stack, Michaels red
Misc: SU Winter White embossing powder
Silhouette cut file: 3d Teacher Tissue Box

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Yep-- I am one of those Mothers.....

Yes, I confess...I am one of those Mom's that still makes fun stuff for her kid's  school birthday party! Yes, Even when the child IS the teacher of the class room!

My daughter Abby is a 5th grade teacher and  had a birthday last week.   I made these fun cupcakes and water bottles for her students.  I forgot the fun zebra cupcake holders for this picture darn it! Oh well...I aslo  found fun pink and zebra striped napkins at the Dollar Store and Zebra and Pink balloons too-perfecto!

My Abby loves PINK  and anything mustachy---that was a built in party theme for me!

I found the water bottle labels for free download HERE at I Married Superman and the mustache cut file from Mustaches and Glasses  at  Kadoodle Bug Designs.

Sorry Abby-I had to add this picture that includes your dog Billie  photo bombing! 

Here are few of the PINK  things I made for the birthday girl... my first try at vinyl layering. I decided I need to get clear transfer tape-would be so much easier! These were fun to make though!

That's the scoop for today! Hope you enjoyed this pink post!

                                  ♥ Sue

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Penny Black Night Things

Trick or Treat!

I love fun Silhouette Halloween Frames. They really make these fun Penny Black Halloween stamps from Inspiration Emporium shine!  I colored this spooooky image with copics-added it to the back of the spider frame and finished it off with a few accent silver pearls. I cut the orange plaid banner with my Silhouette and added it below the image. This card is a 6x6 size-had to allow space for all those fun spiders!  I am a little disappointed that you can not see all the shadows etc around the characters, but IRL there are  purples and greys used to give this image a little bit of a 'spooktacular' feel! Yep-it has been a great Penny Black sort of day!

Always happy to have you pop in to say HELLO!


I am entering in the following Spooktacular Challenges:

(new to me challenge blog-cute Halloween cards!)

(this is a super nice blog with a great stamping spirit!)  9/20

(check out there super cute new releases!-love GI stamps!)

Creative Cutting Challenge-Anything Goes 9/21
( I LOVE my Silhouette and love challenges for them!)

Card details:

(receive a 10% discount by using the code suestamps13)
Sentiment is a Studio G $1 stamp 
Cardstock: Purple and black from Michaels. Orange plaid  is a misc piece
Copics: YR21, 18, 14
V06, 00
Silhouette Cut file: Halloween Frame

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Creations by AR September New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our latest blog hop-sure to be full of fun ideas for these new release files!

You can be a winner of these files by following along on this blog hop!

Gingerbread Gift Bag  
I used SU! brown cardstock, and the SU  white shimmer cardstock and misc green, red and kraft papers. 
I also used a Memory Box Tiny Bow die to add a festive touch! This cut file also comes with a little Gingerbread couple to add for decoration.  It is the perfect size to be a candy cane holder or hold a good size present!                                                                      

   Stack A Snowman

I used Tim Holtz Merriment Cardstock for the Snowman and Dear Lizzie Jingle All the Way for the wreath. I added some black buttons and green twine for the scarf. The holly is a misc cut file I already had.  I have to tell you how I measured this cute little box...the head holds 1 Lindor Truffle, the middle section holds 3 Lindor Truffles and the bottom of the box holds 6 or 7!  So basically, a whole bag of Lindor Truffles LOL!

          Starry Tree

I used some yummy new My Minds Eye 'Joyous' Christmas paper for these Starry Trees! Love the glitter and pretty patterns!    Open them up and they have a spot for a nice surprise!                                          

2014 Winter Bundle-Buy all 3 and save! 

Three random commenters will be chosen from the designers' blogs and Creations by AR Facebook  Page.

Leave comments on each designers' blogs and/or Creations by AR Facebook Page   The more comments left, the better your chance of being chosen.

Comments accepted until Friday, Sept 12, 12:00 noon Eastern
Random winners will be announced Sept 13 at both the Facebook page and the Creations by AR site!

You can start the blog hop here:

           Sue K-you are here

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Trick Or Cheese-House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 178

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #178

Paper Piecing

Got to love this challenge! 

Just a clarification-this is piecing (cutting little pieces of paper and adding it into your image...not piercing (poking holes) Just sayin...I get confused about things like this so helpin' you out LOL!

Our wonderful teamie Dorte chose the challenge for #178!

I chose a new little stamp named Trick or Cheese (linked below)-Using a MFT pierced circle Stax die and then paper piecing the cheese and the little pumpkin candy holder. I used some copics to accent the designer papers I used-just to add that little extra dimension. I added the image onto a fun spider web card base I cut with me Silhouette and managed to find a cute little spider in the Silhouette store too..  I found this piece of ribbon is my cast off drawer...a perfect match!  I used a Simon Says banner die and a cute little Studio G sentiment to finish off the card.

Our Generous Sponsors for this challenge are:

Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player!
Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000+ items in stock along with the latest and greatest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more.  With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store!

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Marianne Design

Marianne Design

Marianne Design prize will always be a surprise.

Marianne Design develops high quality craft products with much care, all to enable you to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other craft projects.

Card Details

Studio G Sentiment:   I ♥ Candy
Black, Imaginisce Candy Corn paper
Meece: E00, 11  R20  E33,37,39
Ground: T 1,2,3,4
Shadows: Y17  YR16
Misc:  yellow ribbon
Silhouette Cut Files:

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