Monday, March 2, 2015

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #189 ~ SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Hello and welcome to another House Mouse Monday! We have a brand new challenge for you this week. House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #189. Our sweet and talented Teamie, Tracy has chosen the theme:
For my card, I decided to make a masculine card and focused on what most American men think of when you say Spring ... and that is Spring Training (for baseball season).
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I used a Happy Hopper image called Great Catch and stamped it on the background paper (to get the movement lines) and again on white cardstock so I could color and layer it.
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In case you couldn't tell from the first photo. This is an Easel Card made with Recollections cardstock and the Prima All Star paper pack.

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I colored my image with Prismacolor Pencils and used one of my Free Digital Stamps for the sentiment. I also added some stars from the Mini Marks Christmas Rub-Ons. They reminded me of some details I've seen on very old brick buildings and of course it goes with the All-Star theme.

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Last but not least, I added the pennant, a baseball sticker and some ribbons to round out the embellishments. I also added some clear plastic dots as a stop for the card so it didn't sit right on top of the pennant.

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Thanks so much for joining me today. Here's some more information about the challenge.
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THIS CHALLENGE IS
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

 
Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player! 
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, Copic, House Mouse Designs, and so much more. With such an amazing variety, plus awesome deals on shipping, it's always a good time to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store.

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Our awesome Mousey Team also has this Brand New Stamp to give away to one lucky player, so be sure to play to win!
 
 
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Thanks so much for stopping by!



Hugs,

Saturday, February 28, 2015

FREE DIGITAL STAMP ~ MARCH BIRTHDAY

Hello and welcome to Free Sentiment Saturday! Today's Sentiment is the third in a series of birthday sentiments. I will try to post them on the Saturday before each month begins.


Monday, February 23, 2015

MID-WAY REMINDER FOR HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #188 "FRIENDS"

Hello and welcome to House Mouse Monday! We're half way through the "Friends" challenge with a reminder to come and join the fun.

For my card this week I chose the Blowing Bubbles stamp. It reminds me so much of when my children were small and an older cousin would ride her bike up to the house to play with them. Whether it was story books, running in the sprinkler, sidewalk chalk or blowing bubbles ... playing with their cousin was always a sweet adventure.

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Before I even stamped the image, I took out my Irregular Dots stencil from Simon Says Stamp to make a background with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I absolutely love the look of this stencil and it's so much fun to play with.

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Next, I stamped the image and started working on the bubbles with my Copic Markers and Glossy Accents.

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Once the bubbles were done, I colored the rest of the image with Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits. I cut it out with Opulent Ovals, inked the edges and mounted everything on my background paper and Recollections Painted Fancy decorative paper with a few embellishments.

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That's my card for this week. Why not stop over at HMFMC and see all the amazing cards from my fellow Teamies? I promise, you will not be disappointed.

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THIS CHALLENGE IS
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

The ONE and ONLY, Official Mousey Family ...
Offering one lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD.

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 We are very proud to welcome back, Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!
Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player! 
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, Copic, House Mouse Designs, and so much more. With such an amazing variety, plus awesome deals on shipping, it's always a good time to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store.

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


Awesome Prizes, huh?  Be sure to visit our Sponsors shops to check out their products then enter a project into this challenge for your chance to win!  :)
Please note that all Shipping, Taxes and Fees will be the sole responsibility of the winner.
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Come and join the fun at

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Hugs,

Saturday, February 21, 2015

FREE DIGITAL STAMP ~ GOT CAKE?

Hello and welcome to another Free Sentiment Saturday. Whenever I make a birthday card with an image of cake on it I love to use the sentiment, "Got Cake?". This week instead of just typing out the words, I decided to jazz it up a little and make it into a digital stamp which I am sharing with all of you.

Monday, February 16, 2015

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #188 ~ "FRIENDS"

Hello and welcome to another House Mouse Monday! We have a brand new challenge for you this week.


House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #188
Our sweet and talented Teamie, Sue Kment has chosen the theme:


For my card, I stamped this adorable Mice & Co. Cat Wash image, colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits and mounted it on a Center Step Card base covered in Recollections Painted Fancy decorative paper.

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I've yet to meet a cat who will submit willingly to a bath of any kind so I decided this one must've fought it tooth and nail and added some claw shaped punctures to either side of the panel and scraped down along the panel to show our poor soggy kitty's futile attempts at resistance.
 
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Next, I took out my trusty bottle of glossy accents and went to town adding dimension to each and every water drop and bath bubble. The sheen it gives is so realistic in real life and makes you want to touch them to see if they're real.

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For my embellishments, I cut a sliver from a real sponge and a small section of terry cloth to have on stand-by for our little mousey groomers.


The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s Totally Tool set and seemed quite appropriate for these caring friends.

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That's my card for this week. Why not stop over at HMFMC and see all the amazing cards from my fellow Teamies? I promise, you will not be disappointed.

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THIS CHALLENGE IS
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

The ONE and ONLY, Official Mousey Family ...
Offering one lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD.

~ ~ ~ AND ~ ~ ~

 We are very proud to welcome back, Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!
Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player! 
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, Copic, House Mouse Designs, and so much more. With such an amazing variety, plus awesome deals on shipping, it's always a good time to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store.

~ ~ ~ AND BY ~ ~ ~


http://www.disdigistamps.com/

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


Awesome Prizes, huh?  Be sure to visit our Sponsors shops to check out their products then enter a project into this challenge for your chance to win!  :)
Please note that all Shipping, Taxes and Fees will be the sole responsibility of the winner.
   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Come and join the fun at

I am entering this in:


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,

Saturday, February 14, 2015

FREE DIGITAL STAMP ~ LOVE ALWAYS

Hello and welcome to another Free Sentiment Saturday! Today's digi is a Valentine's Day sentiment that is near and dear to my heart. I've used it on my own cards to my dear sweet hubby and turned it into a digital sentiment to share with all of you.

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I designed this so you could use the full image or punch out the heart; whichever works best for your card or layout.

Friday, February 13, 2015

HOUSE MOUSE BIRTHDAY CARD ~ SC527

Hello and welcome! I had so much fun with this week's sketch at Splitcoast Stampers on yesterday's card that I had to use it again for this card. Today's card is for a Scrabble aficionado, so I planned my card around this Scrabble themed Happy Birthday paper that I had in my stash from a prize I won.

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