Monday, January 22, 2018

Its a New House-Mouse Challenge HMFMC258

Hello and welcome back to my little corner of blogland!  These sweet mice are singing HAPPY Birthday to, la, la, HAPPY Birthday to you.... lol

I've made this card is for HMFMC's brand new challenge HMFMC258 (found HERE), themed  ***ANYTHING GOES, or, optional Love themed*** (as long as you use a House-Mouse Designs(R) House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image)

House-Mouse Designs(R) images were taken from the Cardmaking booklet collections by Joanna Sheen. The Happy Birthday Circular die, the musical sentiment and circles are all unbranded dies. Ive placed these multi-layered cuts over a musical dry embossed background by Cuttlebug. I finished this off with silver circular bling & ribbon.

We are thrilled to be welcoming back the one and only, the Official Mousey Family,

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Fabulous Prizes, eh?  Be sure to enter at HMFMC found HERE,  for your chance to win!

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

Monday, January 15, 2018

Happy Freezin' Season!!

This is my Mid-way reminder card for the current Anything Goes and/or Anything Winter challenge at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog.  

Card Recipe
Stamps - Darcie's UM rubber stamp set Winter #JCS0064 (for sentiment).  Ink None. Paper- Cardstock  White & Blue. Image taken from the House-Mouse Designs Joanna Sheen Christmas Cardmaking Collection Booklet.
This fun card came together quickly after die-cutting the layers. It uses the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Snowflake Lattice Embossing Folder, The CE/SW Australian Background, the CE/SW Festive Collection Snowflake Corner Border & Tag, and the CE/SW Belgian Background for tag topper. The image is an adorable House-Mouse scene taken from the cardmaking booklet and topped with mini rhinestones for snow bling.

Come play along with us at HMFMC!!
 Enter your fun makes too! 
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For more AWESOME inspiration from an incredibly talented DT check us out at HMFMC!!
Thanks for visiting my little blog corner today. I hope to have inspired you!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Gold & Silver Christmas Projects...

Hello crafters! Im back to share 3 Christmas Projects
These were created a while ago - but I did not get the chance to post...

First up is a multi-fold Winter Scene card

Put  together by scoring and layering to offset the gold for added dimension.

Next up is a Silver Winter scene GIFT-BAG and its matching
Silver Globe scene shaped CARD

CE's Silver Mirror CardStock and the following SW dies: Festive Collection Christmas Cottage Scenes, Snowman Snow Globe Scene (for the circles), Bold Snowflake fame (fo the circles), Merry Christmas Trim & the CE/SW Dotted Matrix EF. These dies are multi-cut and layered for depth. Topped w/ mesh ribbon bows and sparklers. Snowy background is covered in ultra-fine White glitter.

and finally, a Golden MERRY CHRISTMAS card
Dry Embossing and gold offset layers made up this simple sparkly card.

To see more of these lovely Creative Expressions Dies by Sue Wilson, check them out HERE!
Hope you are having a great start to the New Year! Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy 2018 crafty bloggers!

Happy 2018 crafty bloggers! Soooo excited to be back after a long crafty absence. 
Here to share a couple of fun House-Mouse cards and will return later to share some cards from the past 18 months that did not get a chance in the spotlight...

For now, here is the first House-Mouse make that was created for the current House-Mouse challenge;  HMFMC #257 Anything Goes OR Anything Winter
Happy Freezin' Season!

The second House-Mouse make is for a prior House-Mouse Challenge;  HMFMC #254 "Anything Goes" or "Frosty".

A Very Happy Christmas...
Both cards were created with an images from the HMD Cardmaking Christmas Collection booklet by Joanna Sheen; various dies and loads of fun Bling.

Hope you are inspired to use your adorable House-Mouse Designs stamps and images to create and join the fun at HMFMC.

A big THANKS to our generous Sponsors - who are giving away great prizes-so don't miss out!

For more AWESOME inspiration from an incredibly talented DT check us out!!

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope your 2018 is filled with blessings, good health and wonderful surprises!

Monday, January 16, 2017

3 NEW makes for the NEW HMFMC Challenge #232 Mid-Way Reminder

Eeeek!! Im stopping by to remind you to join the FUN at HMFMC as we have a brand NEW Challenge, HMFMC#232 ... Yours truly is hosting and the theme is...

Interpret this theme anyway you'd like, just tell me what is NEW about your project!  It may be anything New, New Year, New Celebration, New Friends, New You, New Baby, New Home (one I wish I had at moment... sigh...), New Products..., if it's NEW, it goes. :) Just be sure to use a House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies stamps, CD collection images and, or, any decoupage by House-Mouse Designs(R) on your projects!  
This Challenge is very Generously Sponsored by our very own Mousey Team and we're providing great House-Mouse prizes. So be sure to play to WIN! :)

  Now here are 3 NEW House-Mouse makes from me...
 I have been purchasing NEW goodies since leaving North Carolina for the big move to Colorado.  Even though we still dont have a permanent home or received any of our household goods (which of course includes all my craft goodies),  there is some positive s this has worked out to build up a new little crafty stash.  (hurray for me!) :)  I've managed to make projects with these new products over the last couple of months and wanted to share these 3 in hopes to inspire a little House-Mouse creativity ...

"Merry Christmas"
"New Craft Supplies" 
A colorful Christmas card with mousey ornaments.  The House-Mouse stamp is called - which I've multi-stamped, colored and split into three sections for the elf mice to be in individual ornaments. Layering this was like a playing game to see what fit into the shapes! 
Paper: White CS, Blues and Purples CS from Michael's.
Stamps: Stampendous!, House-Mouse Designs(R) ""Cling Elf Gifts" " cling stamp #.  
Ink:  My Kid's markers (LOL)
Accessories: CE/SW Dies Merry Christmas, Bold Snow Flake Frame, Aurora Star, Scalloped Lattice Frames Dies, and Sue's Dotted Matrix Embossing Folder. Also used rhinestone ribbon and cut it up in sections to frame sentiment and background.
Techniques:  Dry Embossing, Layering

 Happy Holidays Mousey Wreath
"New Craft Supplies" 
 A sweet House-Mouse image paired with glittered Chipboard words (from Dollar Store).  I've added background texture with Sue Wilson's Dotted Matrix EF. Sue's 2016 Festive Collection Snow Globe (for the lg Circle), and the Christmas Rose dies for creating the wreath. Floral Bling finishes off the card.
A House-Mouse Happy Holidays card! Colored in with my kids' school marker sets - since my own coloring stash is in military storage somewhere. ah, yes, us Crafty peeps must do what we must, right?
Stamps: Stampendous!, House-Mouse Designs(R) "XXXXX" cling stamp.
Accessories: CE/Sue Wilson's Dotted Matrix EF. Sue's 2016 Festive Collection Snow Globe (for the lg Circle), and the Christmas Rose dies for the leaves that I've assembled to create the wreath for placing around the mice.
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering.  

Hello Fall!
"New Craft Supplies"
 At this time, I had just found 1 House-Mouse stamp at a local Colorado Hobby Lobby- and was quite thrilled! Having just one stamp sure made me think outside the box here and used a Jellybean Mousey themed stamp for a Fall themed card. 

Stamps: Stampendous!, House-Mouse Designs(R), # HMF02 - "Jelly Bean Thief" stamp featuring Mudpie, RG Noteworthy Hello sentiment

Paper: Metallic Copper, Bazzill Brown, Cream CS
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: Rustic Browns, Copper
Accessories:  Leaves EF, CE Rustic Twig Wreath Die by Sue Wilson; Spellbinders Leaves2 Dies, Richard Garay Dies (sentiment). Topped with Copper wired Ribbon.
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Sponging, Layering, Shaping

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Hope you've liked these makes and that you'll join the FUN "NEW" challenge! 
Be sure to stop by  because we also have  *** TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS ****** GUEST DESIGNER OPPORTUNITIES *** and more incredible inspiration from your Mousey Designers!

Thanks for visiting. I do hope to have inspired you! :)

Monday, January 09, 2017

Happy, Happy New Year Crafty Friends!

Hello Hello and Happy 2017! 
Hope the NEW year brings joy, love and happiness into your beautiful lives! 

Sorry I've been away for soooo long. This military transition has been quite the unexpected journey.  Certainly hasn't been easy, (still unbelievably not settled into a home as of yet), but so it goes with big moves, constant changes and new life adjustments.  Stressed, but still hopeful for a good year ahead.  Faith and Family helps to keep a positive outlook and an open mind. My family is working hard and looking forward to the great new adventures that Colorado offers! :)  

For now, Im taking a little time for crafting in anyway possible having limited supplies. Forgotten how crafting brings such therapeutic joy! :) One of the best crafty outcomes about this big move has been that I get to buy NEW things to help build up a temp stash.  Ive been ordering online and visiting local Dollar Stores and Goodwills for anything helpful... (like cutting boards, craft storage, stamps, punches, coloring stuff, etc.,) anything really, just to have something! ha! A crafty girl's gotta do what we must, heh? Trying not to re-buy the things that i already own, but since I need the stuff now, this means I'll def have duplicates to give away by the time we reunite with our household goods that include my crafts.  

On a brighter note....

It's a NEW Year and our Mousey Designers have a brand NEW Challenge, HMFMC#232 at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog. Do come check us out. Yours truly is hosting and my theme is "New". Interpret this theme anyway you'd like, just tell me what is NEW about your project!  It may be anything New, New Year, New Celebration, New Products..., if it's NEW, it goes. :) Just be sure to use a House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies stamps, CD collection images and, or, any decoupage by House-Mouse Designs(R) on your projects!

This Challenge is very Generously Sponsored by our very own Team providing a couple of great House-Mouse prizes for you!  Be sure to stop by because we also have  *** TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS ****** GUEST DESIGNER OPPORTUNITIES *** and loads of incredible*** HOUSE-MOUSE DESIGN TEAM "New" Samples***

Below is my take on the NEW theme.  I have purchased myself some NEW goodies and managed to make a few NEW projects. I will be posting these throughout this week with notes on each.... Some will be from earlier in the year that just never got posted.  Hoping to inspire a little creativity ...

"You're So Sweet"
"I've used New Craft Supplies" 

This New Jar die/stamp set by Sizzix is super adorable in size and shape!  Ive die-cut the jar into a card shape. Stamped the mouse on the white CS then die-cut it for top base layer. I then stamped a second mouse and fussy cut it out to layer over the first. This gave it dimension. The jelly beans were multi stamped and cut out in various colors too then layered and set along bottom of jar to make it seem like the mousey is sitting on top of them. Isnt that cute? The jar is covered with an acetate cut of the jar and topped with the lid that's been die-cut, layered and also dry embossed for added texture. A sentiment was stamped, die-cut and adhered under the lid for the tag and twine was wrapped around and tied into bow.
Paper: White Cardstock, Acetate, CE Mirror Silver Cardstock
Stamps: Stampendous!, House-Mouse Designs(R) "Cling Jelly Bean Thief" cling stamp # HMCF02. Sentiment by Sissix Jar Die/Stamp Set
Ink: Black Archival Ink, SU mini inks (for Jelly beans), Chameleon markers
Accessories: Bakers Twines, Stampaholic, Sizzix Craft Jar Dies & Sentiments set #658699, We R Memory Keepers Drink Sleeve Die (for the flag Tag sentiment)
Techniques: Layering, Dry Embossing

Thanks for visiting my Blog today! I'd love to hear from you!

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Hello Friend!

This card is featuring the Creative Expressions Australian Collection Melbourne, and the Corner, Border and Tag Dies by Sue Wilson.  It's my dramatic make in black and white for this week's CEDT post. I've also used CE's Leafy Quad Embossing Folder, CE's Dazzlers and CE Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue. Cuts are layered for depth. Topped it all off with rhinestones and double-tied ribbons.
Hello Friend Card Recipe
Stamps: Creative Expressions -Petite Lavish Sentiments Clear Stamp Set #CEC746     
Paper: White CS, Black CS and Shimmery Gray Cardstock
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Creative Memories Circle Paper Punches, Silver Circle Pearls by Recollections, Creative Expressions Dazzlers, Creative Expressions Leafy Quad Embossing Folder, CE Cosmic Shimmer Glue and Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Australian Collection Melboure Set and the  Corner, Border and Tag Dies.
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering     

The amazing
Creative Expressions Design Team has been very busy creating beautiful makes to help inspire you, so be sure to stop by the Creative Expressions BLOG to check out what the  Team has created HERE.  **************************************************************
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back to morrow with a House-Mouse make and some fabulous BLOG CANDY that you DONT want to miss! I hope to have inspired your creativity and would love to hear from you! :)   

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

A simple Black and White Wedding Card with Creative Expressions

Hello again! I have a quick Wedding Card to share today...
I am following this sketch from
for challenge SC591, found HERE!

Wedding Card Recipe
Stamps: Creative Expressions - JustRite Clear Stamps - Loving Sentiments      
Paper: White CS, Black CS
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Silver lines Ribbon, Recollections Circle Rhinestones, Creative Expressions Dazzlers, CE Pinpoint Rose Embossing Folder and Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Australian Melboure Set, Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering
Thanks for stopping by today! 
I hope to have inspired your creativity and would love to hear from you! :)   America