Monday, April 25, 2016

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #218 ~ "FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND THE DAY"

Hello and welcome to House Mouse Monday! We have a new challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and we'd love you to join us. You can use your "Favorite Way to Spend the Day" as your theme or you can choose "Anything Goes" as your theme to use with your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies stamps by House-Mouse Designs®. Here's my card featuring the "Monica Romances" House-Mouse stamp.
  

One of my favorite ways to spend the day is
using art to encourage someone's heart. 


CARD RECIPE
Background: Strathmore Bristol Watercolor Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: "Picked Raspberry", "Wilted Violet"
Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drop Ink "Platinum Planet"
Stamps: SU! "Gorgeous Grunge", "Work of Art", "Perpetual Birthday Calendar"
Embellishments: Wink of Stella, Pearls, SU! Punch "Petite Petals"
Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black
Image: House-Mouse Designs®
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils
My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax Die
Mounted on Card Stock by Stampin' Up
   

Now on to the Challenge Details:

We are proudly Sponsored by:

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HMD is the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)  
and they are offering ONE Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site, found HERE
Eeeeek!!  How exciting is that? :)
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*** ALSO PROUDLY SPONSORED BY  ***

http://www.stampendous.com/
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

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House-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased atwww.STAMPENDOUS.com 


For lots more inspiration and fabulous challenges, be sure to check out the STAMPENDOUS! Blog HERE.


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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
 

Monday, April 18, 2016

MID-WAY REMINDER FOR HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #217 ~ "IN THE GARDEN"

Hello and welcome to House Mouse Monday! We are half way through our challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and I am the Challenge Hostess and would love for you to join me. You can use "In the Garden" or "Anything Goes" as your theme with your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies stamps or CD images by House-Mouse Designs®. Here's my card using an image from the House-Mouse CD; colored with Prismacolor Pencils.



CARD RECIPE 
Card Stock: Recollections
Image: House-Mouse Designs®
Colored With: Prismacolor Pencils
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Darice Sequins

Now on to the Challenge Details:

We are proudly Sponsored by;

SIMON SAYS STAMP 

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

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 Simon Says Stamp  has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection
of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, 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! 

Wow, what a fabulous prize!  Be sure to enter for your chance to win!  
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
 

Monday, April 11, 2016

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #217 ~ "IN THE GARDEN"

Hello and welcome to House Mouse Monday! I am hosting a new challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and I would love for you to join me. You can use "In the Garden" or "Anything Goes" as your theme with your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies stamps or CD images by House-Mouse Designs®. Here's my card using an image from the House-Mouse CD; colored with Prismacolor Pencils.


CARD RECIPE 
Card Stock Recollections
Decorative Paper: Recollections
Prismacolor Pencils
Stamp: Altenew
Ink:Versa Fine "Onyx Black"
Embellishments:
Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, "Flamingo" Liquid Pearls, RRR Ribbon and Lace 

Now on to the Challenge Details:

We are proudly Sponsored by;

SIMON SAYS STAMP 

We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront   
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads 

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
 Simon Says Stamp  has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection
of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, 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! 

Wow! What a fabulous Prize, heh?  Be sure to enter for your chance to win!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
 

Monday, April 4, 2016

MID-WAY REMINDER FOR STAMPENDOUS & HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS BLOG HOP

Hello and welcome to a very special House Mouse Monday as we continue with an amazing Blog Hop! For today's project I am using the Dreamweaver "Damask" Background Stencil two ways; with Dreamweaver "Silver" Embossing Paste (for the smaller background) and with Tim Holtz Distress Ink (for the larger background). The stamp is "Lip Smackin' Relaxin'" by Stampendous.


To make my background I taped my white card base to my work surface, then taped the stencil on top of the card and sponged some Tim Holtz Distress Ink over it to create a soft background. 
I set aside the background to dry and used the stencil again on some blank white card stock and I spread the embossing paste over the stencil and wiped off the excess with a small spatula. Then I carefully peeled away the tape holding the stencil down and lifted the stencil off and cleaned it.


I set it aside to let the ink dry, colored my main image with Copic Markers, gathered my embellishments and tied a bow.

The final step was die cutting and matting my main image, putting it all together on a white card base, and adding my embellishments.

CARD RECIPE 
Paper: Recollections
Background Stencil: Dreamweaver "Damask"
Embossing Paste: Dreamweaver "Silver"
Ink: Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Stamp: Stampendous "Lip Smackin' Relaxin'"
Copic Colors
   Skin: E21, E11, E02
   Fur: E33, E35, E37
   Mug: T1, T3, T5, T7
   Marshmallows: C4
   Shadow: N2
Dies: Spellbinders "Opulent Ovals"
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: "Hickory Smoke"
Embellishments:
   Ribbon & Glitter Tape - Michaels
   Dew Drops & Rhinestone -stash

Now on to the Blog Hop Details:


Eeeek!! Welcome back House-Mouse Fans!  It's time for a super FUN NEW challenge 
in which we've got 2 great weeks planned for you!  That's right!  We are teaming up with our Stampendous FRIENDS and their amazing Design Team to bring you awesome makes and fabulous prizes with a super-fun Blog-Hop!

There will be daily posts and inspiration at both HMFMC  and Stampendous Blogs, so be sure to check in with us daily for loads of great fun and more chances to WIN! 

BLOG HOP NEW CHALLENGE, HMFMC# 216
Use stencils with your HMD Characters
 
NOTE you also have the alternate option of going with an *ANYTHING GOES* as long as your projects uses stamps, CD collection images, and/or any decoupage by House-Mouse Designs!


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We are very proudly Sponsored by
http://www.stampendous.com/
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

  http://www.stampendous.com/
For lots more inspiration and fabulous challenges, 
be sure to check out the STAMPENDOUS! Blog Here! 
Find Stampendous! on Facebook

   

 Also very proudly welcoming back sponsored by the Official Mousey Family,  
House-Mouse Designs(R)
  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
HMD is also Offering another Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD.
 WOW! WHAT GREAT PRIZES, HEH?
Thank you Sponsors for your wonderful generosity!


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IMPORTANT: This is a CHALLENGE Blog-Hop!
You are not automatically entered to win simply by commenting on the blog posts as in Stampendous Blog-Hops. You MUST create a project and link it to the Linky Tool on the HMFMC Website HERE.

PRIZES:
There are prizes!! Three entries, chosen at random, will win 
1-HMD Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp, 
1 – Large Dreamweaver Stencils Background Stencil, and 
1 – Jar of Embossing Paste.
This contest is open to everyone!!

Even though you will be entering to win by linking up a challenge piece, we sure hope that you’ll hop around to each designer’s blog and leave a sweet “eek” of delight at their inspiration! They’ve worked hard to create something you’ll love! Please give them some love right back! Here are the links to the Sponsor’s blogs and our designers playing today: (If a blog isn’t live when you visit, they might still be sleeping! Please, check back in a few hours!)

TO Enter the BLOG-HOP challenge, Please click here for the HMFMC Inlinkz tool  ​For more inspiration, stop by to see the ORIGINAL HMFMC BLOG-HOP post HERE

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,