Thursday, March 26, 2015

My 14 Carrot Friend

For My 14 Carrot Friend

I have been itching to use my Easter stamps and Doodlebug pretty papers with my new dies!  For this card I used an Inky Antics stamp, and my brand new Taylored Expressions Build A Scene-Rolling Clouds die set  along with the  Lawn Fawn Hillside Die and a few Silhouette cut files!  A little bit of everything here!!!

Love these new rolling cloud dies...already have another project in mind for them...coming soon!

And yes, there are 14 carrots on this card (and no Cely-no carrots were lost in the making of this card LOL).  Do you ever lose little pieces when you are making a card?  I do all the time and it just drives me crazy. I usually find them stuck to my elbow or the bottom of my trimmer-days later...good grief!!!

You still  have a few days to join our March Spring Blooms Challenge! Now my card does not have actual flower blooms but by golly those carrot tops are definitely springish and the greenery "sort of"  flowery don't you think?  

I was tickled that this card came together very quickly (for me)...usually I fiddle forever! I am going to enter this in the following challenges;;

Thanks for stopping in today!



Inky Antic Carrot Bunny
C 2,3,4 R20
Silhouette Cut Files:

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Art Impressions-Hey Man!!!

 It's about time! I can't believe I colored this image up the first part of December...and it is just making it's way onto a card! My Art Impression stash is getting "rather large" so I decided I needed to get busy!

Today I am using the stamp set  Texting BFF's.  The reason--- Yes, you need to hear....the rest of the story!

My Sister In Law and I are two peas in a pod...we are pretty responsible Grandmas most all the time, but when we get together...we do a lot of uncontrollable laughing! I just smile thinking about all the fun we have had together over the years...all 40 of them! Sheesh...were does the time go???  Although we get busy and don't always stay in touch like we should, when we get together it is like it was yesterday! Sisters of the heart for sure!

 With the new technology of the day, we both are learning the texting thing and struggle with that darned AUTO CORRECT-(who doesn't?) But, HEY MAN, we are getting pretty darned good at it!

 I do not remember where our greeting "HEY MAN" came from, but we have always greeted each other this way-and we know who is calling when we hear  those words!!!

I used the paper pad Oxford Lane by My Minds Eye to coordinate our outfits...we are pretty styling!  I did a print and cut with my Silhouette for the thought bubbles/sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed this card! I had fun making this card-especially with all the memories it brought back including of our fun zip lining Hawaii trip last fall)  I really should post that video sometime...Love you Kristie!!!


card details:
Stamp: Art Impressions Texting BFFs
Cardstock: SU!, MME Oxford Lane
Silhouette cut file for thought bubbles

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Monday, March 16, 2015


Welcome to House Mouse and Friends 

Monday Challenge #190

Challenge #190 hosted by America - *CASE THIS CARD* - 

March 16th through the 28th

Glitter Text Generator

CASE means; (Copy and Share Exactly), although we are really only looking for creations keeping the fun layout and main idea of using partial images.  This can be done in any theme.

This design for the case card reminds me of a tic tac toe board...just the right number of circles  anyway! So....I chose to cut a tic tac toe card with my Silhouette and added in these little spring flowered meece!!!  I used the stamp Spring Blossoms, coloring and cutting out the flowered images. The sentiment is from an older Stampin' Up Set.

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I do hope you will join in for this challenge. You can use the inspired card or just go with the flow and make an Anything Goes creation!

♥ Sue

project details:

Copics: E00,11 R20  E 31,33,  C3
G,43, 46
V 12,15,17

Silhouette cut file:  Valentine Love Tic Tac Toe 15618

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Special Treat from the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny will be here soon!  

Life has gotten busy these last few weeks, so not much crafting time for me lately.  I have managed to fire up my Silhouette this week to make these little bunnies! Aren't they just the cutest?  I knew when I saw this file in the Silhouette store that it would be a perfect fit for this fun Taylored Expressions paper pad and sequins.

The pre-made gable box is something I bought "before" my Silhouette days. I still have a few left, but now I can make them  any size I want with my machine !  The sentiment is from the Jaded Blossoms stamp set named Easter Treats 2. I added a few eggies and and some grass cut with my Lawn Fawn grass die to finish it off!

Well back to working on taxes and unfun things-it was a nice break while it lasted!


Box details:

Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Rainbow Bright 6x6 paper pad
Garden Green for the grass, White Coordination
TE Sequins-Build a Scene
Jaded Blossoms Easter Treats 2
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Die
Silhouette cut file: Bunny Trio

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Spring Flowers-Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Welcome to Penny Black Saturday Challenge! 

We would love for you to join our March challenge:

Spring Blooms

Our Wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize winner gets a $20 voucher!

Hello!!!  I bet you are all waiting for spring, aren't you? It seems there is snow everywhere  but on the west coast of the US where I live. We are suppose to have 70 degree weather this weekend...I have never seen this before!!! We are usually buried under tons of snow during February and March.   I have to say I am so enjoying the sun!

I made this project to get you into the Spring Flowers mode-keep hope that the sun will visit you soon too! 

 I used a new cut file from the Silhouette store for the box with the attached easel card. (see link below)  I added the bright and cheerful Taylored Expressions designer papers to accent with that rainbow touch!  I attached the oval with the bunny onto the front of the easel card, along with the sentiment and sequins. I made 3 little cards (3x4)  to add to the inside drawer.

The easel folds flat to the top of the box

Inside the box I made three little 3x4 cards-adding super cute little critters from several different Penny Black stamp sets (see below for a listing)

Please pop in to view more inspiration from the PB team!

 Penny Black Saturday Challenge Design Team:
DebbyFridaGretaHelenLorraineNat, Me!, and Sylvie.  

So happy to have you stop in today

 ♥ Sue

project details:

Penny Black Transparent Stamp Sets:
Fresh New Day (flowers, bunny, chick, lamb)
Garden Friends (bunny with bonnet)

Paper Smooches Stamps for sentiments:
Slang Gang (adorbs)
Chubby Chums (hey chickie)

All products listed above came from Inspiration Emporium
receive 10% discount on your order by using code suestamps13

Silhouette cut file:

Misc: Oval Spellbinders, Melon Mambo cardstock, Coordinations White cardstock, twine, pop dots

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Monday, March 2, 2015

HMFMC 189 Spring Is In The Air

Glitter Text Generator

My wonderful teamie Tracy is the host of this challenge---time to get over this cold weather and join in the fun! We are oh so done with winter...

Little Maxwell  is enjoying the warmth of the sun while enjoying a sudsy 'spring shower' amid the flowers-GOOD CLEAN FUN!

For my card today I cut a fun 3D shadow box card base with my Silhouette, as well as the sun and clouds. The tilted banner and sentiment are from Simon Says Stamps and the grass was cut from a Lawn Fawn die.  I must say...I love the Lawn Fawn cloud cardstock too! Perfect for this image, don't you think?
Yes, this card does fold flat for mailing. The Silhouette card file is huge, so you will have to resize it down quite a bit. I also took a Marvy crystal point colored pencil to add markings to the that pen!


Our Sponsor for this challenge is:

Simon Says Stamp
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!  
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads
 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! 

♥ Sue

project details:

Good Clean Fun (Stampability stamp HMOR1145)
Copics: E00,11 R20  E 31,33,37
B 91,93,95  BV10

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

What have I been up to today??? Cupcakes

I have a gazillion things to get done what did I do instead?  

My daughter Abby received cupcake decorating tools for Christmas so today we decided to decorate her tool caddy with vinyl cupcakes and colored sprinkles. We had so much fun!!!  
We used the font  LDHipster  34449.  I actually got it from Lettering Delights, but I see it is available at the Silhouette Store as well!

I am entering this in the Silhouette Challenge for February-3D Item for your craftroom.

Thanks for popping in me a slacker, but it was a good craftin' day!


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Birdie Told Me...It's Your Birthday!

a birdie told me....

I told you so....

I also used a new little Paper Smooches Backdrop Builders die set-(for the road, clouds and the tree.)  The card base was cut with my Silhouette, with the grass cardstock cut from my new TE Rainbow Bright 6x6 Paper Pad. The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches stamp set Woofers and Tweeters.

I made this for a life long friend's birthday...I know she will appreciate it...and even give it a shake or two!

Just a note:

You still have 3 days to join the Inspiration Journal's "Love Is In the Air" Challenge HERE-you could win $50 Inspiration Dollars to spend in the store!

I am entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes


All product from Inspiration Emporium: use code suestamps13 for a 10% discount

Taylored Expression Build a Scene Sequins
Paper Smooches Backdrop Builders die set
TE Rainbow Bright 6x6 Paper Pad
 Paper Smooches stamp set Woofers and Tweeters.
Silhouette Card Base:
a2 Christmas Tree Card 69474
misc little birdie cut from the Silhouette Store
It's Your Birthday sentiment was computer generated
Cardstock: White Coordinations  and Doodlebug cloud paper
Misc: twine, chalk

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Goody Goody Gumballs!

Sometimes a  project can be so simple and oh so cute!

I love it when I can make fun little treat goodies that are quick and easy to make. What kid would not love a jar full of gumballs? ( I must say I may have been forced to chew a couple of the extra gumballs while making these projects!)

All it takes is 3 little pieces to make a shaker!

These were all cut out with the coordinating die that came with the stamp set. The stamp set also has several perfectly matched sentiments with it. If you have never opened a Taylored Expressions stamp are in for  a real treat. I LOVE how her stamps stick right to the enclosed packaging for storage!

I colored the front image and also stamped the sentiment on the back piece. I added  2 layers of SU!  pop dots  so that there was room for the Taylored Expressions sequins to shake around. (one layer of pop dots just does not work for me)  I then added the sequins and put the back piece on.

 I am in love with these sequins from Taylored Expressions...I guarantee you will see more of them (ahem...maybe even tomorrow!)

The tag is tied on with some twine so it can be flipped over to read the message on the back-don't forget to sign it!

You can find the Goody Goody Gumballs with Coordinating Die by Taylored Expressions at Inspiration Emporium as well as the Taylored Expressions Rainbow Brights Sequins.
Don't forget that you receive a 10% discount if you use the code suestamps13.


Goody Goody Gumballs with Coordinating Die by Taylored Expressions
Taylored Expressions Rainbow Brights Sequins.
You can find bags of gumballs at the Dollar Tree!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

HMFMC 188---Friends

I am hosting  challenge I do hope you play along! 

Glitter Text Generator

OBVIOUSLY ....Itty Bit is in need of a friend to help with the weigh in, and possibly  a wee bit of inspiration in the will power department maybe? LOL  Gosh I think I could use a friend to keep me on track and away from the candy too!

The card I am showing today uses a stamp named Light as a Feather featuring Itty bit and Hop It(it's an older Stampabilities stamp)! I have had the sentiment stamp forever-it has the name American Art Stamps on it. 

I cut out a fun pink clip board card base with my Silhouette  to add my image on to.  I mean really--- we should all have a pink clipboard right???... I used some brush silver paper for top clip as well. Pretty simple!

I would love it if you could make a House Mouse card about Friends!

There are some great prizes for this don't miss out!!!

Here's the scoop from the House Mouse Challenge Blog:

Create anything that shows friendships. Themes are just for fun. ALL HMFMC challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So come PLAY ALONG and enter for your chance to win by using HMD stamps, HMD CD images or HMD  decoupage on your projects.  

We are proudly Sponsored by;
The One and ONLY, the Official Mousey Family...
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD.


Simon Says Stamp 

 Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads
 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!  

Winner will receive a $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps

That's it for today...I do hope you will ink up those mousie stamps and play along!

I have a couple fun shaker cards to show you this week-so stop back by!

Pop over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge HERE.

♥ Sue

project details:
Light as a Feather Happy Hopper
Cardstock: Rose Red, Brushed Silver, MME Everyday Eclectic
E00, 31,33, 34 R11
T 2,3,4
W 2,3,4
R 81,83  R46
G 40,43 BG 11

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