Monday, April 27, 2015

House Mouse Forget Me Nots, HMFMC 193

** House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 193 **

Our very talented Teamie Diane is hosting and has chosen this great theme;  

Dotty for Dots?

 Boy oh Boy...this challenge is perfect for me!!!! 
I LOVE polka dots!!!

For today's project, I made a fun little box with my Silhouette, using a new cut file from Lori Whitlock and a brand new HM stamp Forget Me Nots....isn't it sweet?  The sentiment is from the Inky Antics set Millie Mouse and the Polka Dot Paper is from Taylored Expression. (see links below)

ALL challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So come PLAY ALONG and enter your projects using stamps, CD images or decoupage by HMD.

We are super happy and very proud to welcome back the wonderful, the One and ONLY, the Official House-Mouse Designs Family...

Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to House-Mouse Designs.  
Also Proudly Sponsored by

  Winner will get a surprise package of embellishments from
 Pizzazz Aplenty  (of Judy's choice, (worth $15.00).


I am entering this in the 2 Creative Chicks April Challenge-Anything but a card.
Creative Cuttings Challenge--Spring

Thanks for popping in today-I do hope you will join in our challenge #193!

Project Details:

E00 R20
E 31,33,34,37
N 2,3,4,5
G 43,46
V 12,15

Silhouette cut file:
Tall Triangle Sides Box by Lori Whitlock
note: I did add matting to the polka dot pieces that is not included in the original file. I copied the triangle pieces and increased their size for 105% for the mats. FYI

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hi Hunny Bunny and Lucky Ducky!

 Here are a couple cute little cards I made for the Art Impressions Make and Take at my local stamp store-Urban Paper last week.  I love those little critters peeking out! This is a cute front and back set from Art Impressions.  Again, it does come with a matching die to cut them out, but I don't have those darn it! I chose to cut them out close to the lines and line them up-old style LOL.  I cut out the card base with my Silhouette and used a couple dies from Inspiration Emporium/Lawn Fawn for the grass and ground.  I used a new little Impression Obsession flower die-it cuts out like a gazillion flowers with one cut-love it! The card base is a pretty powder  blue polka dot from Bo Bunny.   (Unfortunately, the pictures below do not show the pretty blue of the cardstock so I took a couple outside today)

These little cards are sized at 3x4 so they are perfect for a quick little note! I must say...I made a bunch of these because they are so darned cute!


I am linking to:
Art Impressions Challenge-April Showers Bring May Flowers
That's it for today!


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Monday, April 20, 2015

You've Gotta Spin

 Yep...sometimes you just have to go with flow...or spin as in this sentiment!  All you have to do is twist this image around several times and then slip the card into  an envelope. When it is pulled out-the happy Art Impression lady spins like crazy-very fun(Ha! Her name is probably Kate)!A great front and back stamp set! I did not buy the coordinating die to cut her out, sure wish I had, but you can make it happen without it like I did if you want.  I must say, I bought the birthday bunch with the matching die...oh boy do they cut amazing!  It is all colored, but is not made into a card yet.

I have been playing with all my new Art Impression stamps as my Local Stamp Store (Urban Paper) had an Art Impressions make and take day last Saturday and I made a few quick samples and also a few super easy cards for the make and takes. What a fun day it was too! So...there are more quick and easy  Ai cards coming your way LOL!

I started by using my new stitched square Stackable dies made by Lawn Fawn  that I got through Inspiration Emporium. Oh I love those stitched dies! I tacked the print cardstock  and the white cardstock together and then cut out the oval with a Sizzix oval die. The string is stuck between the design paper and the card base. The sentiment was stamped on  circle stitched die from My Favorite Things.  The flowers are a paper punch I have had for ages.


I am entering in the following challenges:


Card details:
Art Impressions Spinner stamp(not on their website yet)

MFT Circle Stitched Dies
Sizzix Oval Die
Misc: flower punch, pearls, cardstock(I forgot!)
Y 35,38
R22,24, 27,29,46
E00,11  31,33

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Sweetums!

Hellooooo!!!  Did you think I got lost?   So sorry!  Unfortunately, both my Brother and Father have been very sick...but are on the upswing now and I am so thankful! Sorry-I just had to step back and take care of family...

It is hard to get "back into it"-you know what I mean?

When I am away from my crafty area, it seems it is so hard to get my mojo started again. I just have to force myself to jump back in!

Wondering how you get jumpstarted?  I either CASE some other amazing crafter or do some serious coloring or fire up my Silhouette machine!

For this card I used my Silhouette and did some easy coloring too!

 This polka dot 'bum' is on an action wobbler. When you open the swing card, it catches his shoe and makes it wobble like crazy. Sure makes me smile! This is such a fun Art Impression stamp-perfect for my Sweetum's birthday yesterday! Obviously, he would never be caught in such wild pants(he is known as the wear Brown every Wednesday guy) LOL!  I used Basic Grey papers and Art Impressions  Shake Your Booty from Inspiration Emporium. 

The fun swing/flip card is and svg file from the website Birds Cards. I had to google for a flip card that had a rectangle wide enough for the man holding the Happy Birthday sign. That's the  great thing about the Silhouette, you can resize your card base to fit as needed!

Well thanks for stopping in today...I have some very fun Art Impression creations coming your way...I got some fun front and back stamps, a twirly one and one of the new Big Mouth stamps. Can
you tell I love Ai Stamps???

I hope you can join our April Challenge at Inspiration Emporium Blog...the theme this time is Everything Goes! You could be the winner of $50 IE Dollars!

I also want to thank all of you who joined in the blog hop Light It Up For Autism Awareness (see my post HERE)

The winner of my blog candy stamp is Jessi Fogan from OneCraftyMama.


card details:
Cardstock: Basic Grey
B 91,93,95
YR 18
E 42,43  31,33

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Monday, April 13, 2015

HMFMC 192 April Showers

Glitter Text Generator
or Anything Goes

Welcome to the newest House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge-April Showers...
Now I must confess...I had it in my mind that the challenge was I guess this card will have to fall in to the Anything Goes category in the challenge this go round.

I have been waiting to color this image-it is so darned cute!!!! It did take a while to color it up though-lots of details! I did originally color the baby buggy a different color and I did not like it so I paper pieced the buggy with some Graphic 45 paper-and liked that much, much better! I made this into an easel card, using some little punched flowers to hold up the easel. 

In the spring theme that I was going with...I had the perfect little Happy Spring stamp I had planned on using...a nice clear little Inky Antics stamp, but my oh my--it is stuck to something somewhere and not where it is suppose to be!


Here are the details for this challenge:


Our mega talented Teamie; BETH BROVOLD, is hosting and has chosen the theme;
Glitter Text Generator
Create anything that reminds you of April and Showers. Remember that ALL of our  challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So come PLAY ALONG with us and enter any of your projects that show off your House-Mouse & Friends, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers stamps, CD Collections or decoupage.
We are proudly Sponsored by;
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: For more inspiration and challenges, check out our official Blog  

Also very proudly Sponsored by
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!

Beth's Candy Prize

************  What fab Prizes!  Be sure to enter for your chance to win!  ***********

I do hope you can join in for the fun!!!

♥ Sue

project details:
Stamps: Stampendous Clings!:
Graphic 45 secret garden
Simple Stories Vintage Bliss
SU! cardbase 
T 1,2,3,4,5,6
N 2,3,4,5,6
C 2,3,4
G 20,24,28,29 43
Y 21, 35,38
E 30,31,33
Misc: SU yellow ribbon, misc flower punch, rhinestones, misc border punch

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Penny Black Saturday Challenge-Easter

April Challenge

Easter (or chocolate brown)

Although tomorrow is actually Easter, if you are like me...I am  always  a day late and a dollar short...I always have lots of holiday projects that go unmade! Now you will have a whole month to make your Easter project for NEXT year! LOL....I. could. do. that. hahaha I do hope you will join us in this fun springy challenge!

I adore this Easter Goddess stamp, and have used her several times...a fun image to color!  I colored her up, cut her out and added her to the fun Easter box I cut with my Silhouette.  The box is pretty good size and holds a half a bag of jelly beans-just to give you an idea that this is a pretty big stamp as well!  Can't you just see her batting her eyelashes at you???

We would love for you to join our April challenge!

Our Wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize winner gets a $20 voucher!

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

DebbyFridaGretaHelenLorraineNat, Me!, and Sylvie.  

So happy to have you stop in today

 ♥ Sue

project details:

Penny Black Stamp:
Easter Goddess 3793K
Silhouette cut file:
bunny window handle tote 57567
Cardstock: Michaels stock
Misc: White satin ribbon
Copics: Sorry I forgot to write them down but here's my best guess

Y 35,38 YR 16
R 81,83,85
G 43,46
YR 16, 18

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

  Oh those freckles...

Hello and welcome to the Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop! 

Today myself and many, many other crafters are going to Shine the Light on Autism ! This is a huge blog hop with many companies joining in and offering tons prizes for the visitors on the blogs. 

Many of us have been touched by someone dealing with Autism. I myself have a good friend with not one but 2 sons diagnosed with Autism. I know she has researched every possible treatment for her children. She is an amazing young lady with what appears to be boundless energy. I know that dealing with autistic children takes its toll and truly requires Special families and support systems!

 We have so many fantastic sponsors that have shown their support for Autism Awareness and you can see the complete list here: So Many Stamps, So Little Time and Jazzy Paper Designs . If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies leave a comment on this blog, and any of the other blogs participating in today's hop! Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday April 6. 

For my card today I colored up a cute little Sassy Cheryl's digital image. I used  Spellbinders Pierced Square die for the base of the card, which is about 4x4 in it!

Did you know that boys are 5 times more likely to have autism than girls?


Here are all of our generous sponsors:

My Blog Candy-
all you have to do is leave me a comment-You  get a second chance if you are a follower as well--- (just let me know)

A lovely Stampendous cling Butterfly Pattern stamp
Winners announce April 6th

Thanks for stopping in today-I am happy to have you join in and shine the light on Autism!


Card details:

Sassy Cheryl's Noah & his Bunny Bandit
Jaded Blossoms Easter Treats 2
Spellbinders Pierced Squares
Cardstock: All SU!
Hat and Clothes: B 91,93,95,97,99
Skin: E 00,11, 13  R20
Hair: E 23,25,27,29
Bandit the Bunny!: T 0,1,2,3,4,5 R 20, E01
R 46
Shoes: E 41,42,43,44
Grass: YG 21,23,25
Micron pen for adding freckles

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Monday, March 30, 2015

HMFMC 191 House Mouse Birthday Challenge


Glitter Text Generator

A Day Wrapped in Sweet Surprises

I made this cute 3d trifold card with a cut file I found in the  Silhouette Store and it is a perfect fit for our Birthday celebration challenge!  It was easy to make and looks pretty impressive...sort of like I worked hours and hours on it...LOL...A cute card base can make a stamp shine don't you think? 

 Looks like our Patch Panda Bear is pretty surprised at that stack ! Yep-a pretty impressive stack of presents indeed! I think the sentiment and the stamp look like they were made for each other too!

 The picture below shows how the card folds closed. I did tweak the cut file by resizing and adding an internal inset of designer paper panels to add that pop it needed. I also decorated the back of the card panels as they end up being  the front and inside panels (the two panels with balloons) when you fold the card closed. I also added some balloons with twine to finish off the celebration!. The card is about one half inch thick, so this is not a mailing in an envelope type card!

This is what it looks like when I start folding it can see that it does have a  small  box that is in the center that has the striped and swirly 3d balloons.  


Our Hostess for this Challenge is the lovely Christine!

We are super happy and very proud to welcome back the wonderful, the One and ONLY, the Official Mousey Family...
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD.

 our 2nd generous sponsor is;

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

Christine's Birthday candy prize.

I do hope you can join in for the fun!!!

♥ Sue

project details:
Stamps: Stampendous Clings!:
Stacked Gifts 
Sweet Surprises
Bo Bunny Surprise Collection!
Coordinations White
Recollections Red
T 0,1,2,3,4,5,6
W 1,2
G 43,46
Y 35,38
YR 16,18
R 24,30
Silhouette cut File:
3d Tri fold shadow box card birthday balloons

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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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