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.

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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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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Penny Black BFF's

We all like to make projects that make our friends smile. This darling little Penny Black stamp is definitely one of my favorites and sure makes me smile!

I colored the image with copics and added the little piggies with pop dots on to a fun little gift box designed by Lori Whitlock and cut with my Silhouette. I added  some glittery 'sky' paper and a little green Polka dot grass (don't we all want glittery clouds and  polka dot grass for real? LOL). I cut the BFF letters with my Silhouette and added a little May Arts ribbon tied to the top to finish off the scene.

This is a nice size box for a little present. I enlarged the box using a 115% setting-that way I could  use the complete width of the  12x12 piece of paper. The finished box size is 4 3/8 by 3 5/8 x 1 3/4.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Lori Whitlock Link Up challenge-Back to school ( with your BFF's)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge-Floral Fantasy

Thanks for stopping in today! Hope you are enjoying your Friday!


Project details:
Stamp: Penny Black Pinky and Porky 3110K
Cardstock: Kraft from Michaels, sky paper is Best Creations jubilee line, SU green and MME red polka dot
Grass: Impression Obsession small grass die
Pinks: R 30,32
Reds: R 43,46,59
Lavender: V 12,15,17
Green: G 43,46
Yellows/Golds:YR 21, 16,18
Misc: May Arts white ribbon

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

waterfall card-You Make Life Sweet!

Hello!!! I do hope you are enjoying your wonderful weekend, and maybe even an extra day on Monday.  I thought I would sneak in this card before the end of the month. You all know how I love cards with movement. This card is an A2 waterfall cut file from the Silhouette Store designed by Lori Whitlock. 

As summer winds down, we are still having some warms days in my neighborhood. By Golly, we had a 100° day this week! That certainly calls for something cool and delish don't you think?  

This cute stamp set from Paper Smooches named Sugar Rush from Inspiration Emporium has certainly become a favorite of mine!

I added all the sweets to the waterfall card and if you watch the video below, you can see how it actually works if you are not familiar with how they flip! If you watch real close, you can even see the little green and yellow O's I added to my fingernails in honor of the first day of Oregon Duck football!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pop Up Teacher Desk Cards.!

 School's Back in Session!!!  I made these two pop up desk cards (designed by Lori Whitlock) last June for my daughters, they are both school teachers and start back to work next week here in Oregon! They got put away in a drawer due to the events of the summer-but the beginning of the school year  is even a better time to send them out anyway.  Now I just need to be a good Mom and put them in the mail instead of putting them away in a drawer again :).

 I used the Silhouette pens to write the names and also did a little inking around the edges of the drawers to make them stand out more. A super simple file for sure! I have been working on a fun school bulletin board with my daughter that lives near me and teaches 5th grade...we have fun checking out Pinterest for great ideas to use. I will post a pic of the finished board when I get a chance!

I must say-I love Lori Whitlock files...they are so creative and always go together so easily! I forgot to take a pic of the front, but I cut out the banners on the designer paper and added them to the front. Simple and easy!

Have a great year Mrs. Newton and Mrs. Cyphers!

Love You!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #177-Hope Your Day Is Awesome!

Please NOTE that ALL challenges also have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So don't worry if you don't have a stamp with food, as you can still join us. So come PLAY ALONG with us and enter your projects using stamps, CD images or decoupage by;

Hello My Meece friends! 

Seems ages since I have inked up my little meecy stamps! I hope to be back to stamping full time soon!

For today's card I inked up my new little Carrot Friend stamp and added it inside this pretty little card that I cut with my Silhouette. I also used a fun sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating die. Love that set!

I do hope as the summer winds down and school starts back up, you will have a little spare time to ink up your meeces too!

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Our fabulous Teamie, Christine is also very generously offering this awesome Candy Prize to another Lucky player entering this challenge; 
A NEW pack House-Mouse Designs Food/Drink Decoupage sheets


Card details:

Carrot is from Bunny with carrots
Cardstock is SU!
Copics used:
Greys-T 2,3,4,5
E00, R 20
Y38, YR07, 18
YG 61,67


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Cole-Turning 7!

Cole turns 7! 

 I can't believe it has been 7 years ago today that my little grandson made an appearance! My how times flies!
I took this picture a couple weeks ago at the Mt Hood Adventure Park here in Oregon where we took him for an early birthday present. He is actually jumping on a trampoline with tethers-oh what fun Peter Pan!

Gwamma Sue decided to make him a special card for his rusty as I am-it took me off and on a whole day to make this...good grief.  I think he will especially love the googly eyes!

Everything was cut with my Silhouette using an Echo Park "Scoot" 6x6 paper pad from Inspiration Emporium and  some great cut files from the Silhouette Store. I used  misc fonts to cut the number 7 and Cole's name.

Links to the cut files:

Clown Face
A2 Inside Step Card-4 steps
Celebrate (balloon with face)

Gotta love those googly eyes!

Thanks for stopping in today-see you soon!

Gwamma Sue

Proud to be:

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rocky Raccoon

My crafty mojo is slowly coming back, but it is still not there quite yet! Thanks for hanging in there with me!

I thought I would share with you this cute little Raccoon that I made back in of those projects you see and just have to make because it is so darned cute! Little Rocky is from the Silhouette store. I made him into a card-great for any occasion. Any suggestions for a cute sentiment inside?

I have a few other projects to show you and a fun school bulletin board that I am working on with my daughter...almost done and then I will share...super cute project that is helping me learn V3 of the Silhouette software-YIKES!

Stay tuned....


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mr & Mrs Wedding card

Hello my fellow crafty bloggers! It has been oh so long since I have gotten to craft a wee bit. I can't believe I have not posted in over a month. I have so missed being crafty, it is my stress reliever-and boy if there was ever a time I needed a stress reliever outlet! More to come on that later....

Today I want to share a card I made for a happy occasion!  I have a sweet niece getting married tomorrow and this is what I made. Gotta love Mickey and Minnie!  I googled the kissing  image and traced the outer edge in my Silhouette software, cutting it out of white and adding black behind it-easy peasy with no paper piecing! I added the red heart and used a Disney font (Waltograph) to add their name to the front as well.

TIP: Cut a rectangle around the name when you cut it out.  Carefully pull up the rectangle (leaving the letters on the cutting mat) and using this negative-set it on your card front. Dot some glue in the negative spaces where the letters were. Add your letters back in "their space"  and pull up the outside rectangle right away. Your letters are perfectly aligned this way!

I topped  off this little wedding card with some Bo Bunny black polka dot ribbon. This is a big card...6 x 7.25  ish inches in size!

I added the kissing meeces inside a Silhouette artisan frame cut file  using heart cardstock by Best Creation (Sweet Love), making it into a stand up card.


Thanks for popping in to say Hello! I hope to be sharing more craftiness soon!


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Monday, July 7, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

 Hello There! So sorry to have not been around much these last 2 weeks, but I have had an emergency in my family and my time is needed elsewhere. I just wanted to pop in to remind you of the
                            Anything Goes Challenge over at

Since I have not had any time to create, I thought I could at least share a favorite of mine from way back in 2010! Geeze, that seems like ages ago!  You can read all about this "oldie but goodie" that I made to Celebrate the birthday of our Mousie Mom America Kuhn HERE!

I hope to be back to crafting soon. Miss you all!


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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Christmas in June Inspiration Challenge

Christmas is coming! I can not believe it is almost July...good grief!

You still have time to join the Inspiration Emporium Christmas in June Challenge over at the Inspiration Journal HERE!  You could win 50 Emporium Dollars! That's pretty cool!

For my card today I used ton's of fun "schtuff"! This card is a mixture of Penny Black stamps, Elizabeth Craft dies, and Silhouette files!  (You can see a list of everything at the bottom of this post)

What  better time to get ahead of the game and make a few Christmas cards and join our challenge!!!

I attached the little square box to the bench and attached the  meeces to this square-this allows them to fold flat along with the rest of the card.
Thanks for popping in today-I do hope your will join in our fun!

Goodies from Inspiration Emporium:
Elizabeth Craft All Seasons Tree
Elizabeth Craft Garden Bench
Penny Black Jolly Follies
Distress Glitter

YR 21,12,24
YG 23,17
N 2,3,4,5
Y38 YR 07

Misc: blue chalk, pearls
Silhouette Store
Birds on wires square card
Ten Lords Leaping
Merry Christmas

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WOYW?W Happy 4th of July!!!

A couple times a year, I make a little treat for my co-workers. Since we work the cherry harvest and none of us seem to have a life during the summer months, a little pick me up goes a long way. Some of my co-workers save everything I give them and display them in their office. I always like to see them all lined up like that...I know that is a paper crafter's joy!

Today I am showing you the Patriotic  Lollipop Covers file that I bought from SVG Cuttings and cut out with my Silhouette. I make about 30 ish of these and decided the flag and Uncle Sam are my favorites, so I have cut a bunch of can see them all piled up on my shelf behind my desk in the picture below.

 You can see how the pops fit inside the cover here
Fun starred tootsie pops from Winco
Yeah...I nudged my work area in to the post today too...You can see the piles of pieces waiting to be glued still...I figure if I do 4 or 5 a night...I will be done by the 4th of July.  Looky at the pretty old mirror (minus the mirror) Any ideas out there?  Thinking of using it as a picture frame to hang on the wall....It was just too pretty to pass up...suggestions appreciated! Yep-I need to file away my copics too! You can also see a wedding photo of me and my firstborn on her wedding day-that's been a while (8 years I think) I certainly look younger!  Also a couple mini albums of my little grands that I like to look through and remember when they were little. I need to make more of these...such a joy to flip through!

Well, that is my work space today...4th of July projects and all! I do hope you can hop over to Julia's blog --Stamping Ground--and take a peek at what is happening on the other desks being shared. And don't forget to give a Julia a hug, she has been under the weather and we are all wishing her a speedy recovery!

Photo Op
The wind was blowing and the 'pops' were not cooperating. Their 'hair' is all wonky, one is leaning on the other(he's touching me Mom), they would not stay in line...sheesh!!!!! That really is how group photo's look of my kids too!

 Uncle Sam's Hat
 Flag and Star
 Uncle Sam-my favorite!

Linking up to Tip Junkie 4th of July Ideas!

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