Monday, March 30, 2009

Bags and boxes and more!

This weeks House Mouse and Friends blog challenge was to make or decorate up a bag or box. We have a sponsor this week its the cuttingcafe. So make sure to check out the blog for the prize.
I cut in half one of these clear boxes and made a little box out of it. I sealed the bottom with glue dots and made a flap with card stock. I can put either candies in here or little note cards. Its rather fun idea and glad I tried it.
Hope you get to play along with us. The DT did a fantastic job with their projects. So make sure you check theirs out!
We have a few things going on this week also. Clear Dollar Stamps has some new releases today to check out. Be sure to stop by Laurie, Candy, Monique, Linda, Katie, and Kim. And last day of April sneaks are tomorrow so make sure to check back also.
On Wednesday Flourishes newsletter has a surprise for you as well. So be sure not to miss all the fun!
Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Charliene gone baby style

Welcome to day two, having fun yet? This little adorable girl is called Charliene April Showers. I made this into a baby card because that is the first thing I thought of when I saw this set. The little ducky is what did it for me. I paper pieced the umbrella, added a little feet charm and done. Gotta love the swiss dots folder. :0)
Remember these sets are all available on April 1st. Clear Dollar Stamps has a few sets that are being shown on the other DT blogs so make sure to check them out. Laurie, Candy, Katie, Tori and Kim.Thanks for stopping by!

ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Charliene April showersCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:SU barely banana, pretty in pink, wwINKPADS:ctmh black archivalMARKERS:SU creamy caramel, pretty in pink, close to cocoaACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:metal charm, brads, ribbon, dimensonals, spellbinders scallop rectanglesCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):noneSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):paper piecing

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ribbon Prize Horse

Saturday is here, whohoo!!! Oh I am so glad because today is the first day of sneak peeks for April releases for Clear Dollar Stamps. YEA! This set is called Horse Poetry and oh how much fun I have had with it. Perfect set for my SIL, she loves horses and used to have one a long time ago. So you will see lots of these cards made especially for her. This set is available April 1st in the store here.
I watercolored the scene here and kept it very simple. I made the tag sorta look like a ribbon. Sorta I said... lol Check out the other DT cards!
Laurie, Candy, Monique, Kim,Tori
Make sure to check back tomorrow for more sneak peeks!

ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Horse poertyCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:su chocolate chip, ww, garden green, basic greyINKPADS:ctmh black archival,su creamy caramel, garden greem old oliveMARKERS:noneACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:brads, spellbinders scalloped rectangles, brads, dimensionals, aqua brushCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):watercoloringSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):none

Friday, March 27, 2009

Simple elegance

Thank goodness its Friday. Sheesshh.. I am sorry I have been so quite this week. I have had the boys taking turns being sick the last week, not a lot of fun. But I think everyone is on the mend now. :0)
Today Flourishes Miss Latisha is doing our Friday Focus on simple ribbon bows. She has a great video tutorial over on the newsletter and the DT have made some cards to show you also. So check out the newsletter and video! I used my favorite new set called Sweet Peas. This is very simple yet so elegant I think. I love how this turned out, that swiss dots folder is perfect for anything. hee hee And well you know me and satin ribbon, yumo!!!

A few things are coming up that are going to be so fun next week. Starting tomorrow is Clear Dollar Stamps new releases for April that you get to start taking a gander at. Then Sophie at Flourishes is going to *reveal* something fun and spunky and 100% girl,on April 1st, you WON'T want to miss. So make sure to keep checking back!
Have a great day!

  • Christine
  • Cindy
  • Faith
  • Julie
  • Latisha
  • Laura
  • Leslie

  • Stamps:Sweet Peas FLLC
    Ink Pads:CTMH Basic black, SU Pretty in pink
    Embellishments:Swiss dots cb folder
    Pink satin ribbon Pearls,
    Special Techniques:NONE

    Monday, March 23, 2009

    With wine you see shapes

    LOL Well most do if they have too much wine. ha-ha This weeks House Mouse and friends challenge is to make a shaped card. Now I had made one similar to this last year as a challenge to some of my good SCS Friends ( see picture below) and I thought how fun it would be to make another one. So I added a little bit to this one verses the other one.
    I can't seem to get a good picture today, sorry about that. Its sorta washed out. EEK.... I will try to take another one later when maybe the sun is shining!
    Hope you get a chance to play along with us! Have a wonderful week!
    Stamps: House Mouse, FLLC Ornamental Elements
    Ink Pads: CTMH Black archival,

    Markers, SU Rose red, Creamy caramel, Choc chip, old olive
    Embellishments: Primas, jewels, dimensionals, stickles

    This is a picture of them both together. I put the year of on each one just like the bottles do. I have to say I like the new version better. hee hee

    Saturday, March 21, 2009

    McKenzies Gift

    This is a little card and a little pouch for McKenzie. She a lil gal that just got out of Children's Hosp yesterday, and diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Pat (patsmethers) made an adorable card for her and I asked if I could make one for her as well.
    Here is a picture of what Pat made for her.
    The little pouch has stamped images of all the Charlies that I own. I left the front of this pouch uncolored so she can color it however she chooses. I thought this would put a smile on her face. She is doing well and very strong little gal from what Pat has told me. So please say a prayer for her today, she and her family could use it.
    Thanks for looking.

    ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Charlie DaisyCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:basic grey dp, su pretty in pink, chocolate chip, wwINKPADS:ctmh black archivalMARKERS:su creamy caramel, close to cocoa, pretty in pink, pink passion, yoyoyellowACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:ctmh hardware, dimensionals, brads, ribbon, piercing toolsCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):noneSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):piercing

    Friday, March 20, 2009

    Combining designer papers

    Happy Friday!
    Combining the designs of decorative paper is a challenge that many stampers often have. How do you do it successfully? This week on the Flourishes Newsletter, Leslie will help us to see the patterns in decorative paper in a whole new and artistic way!
    And I tell you what I need all the help I can get. LOL
    Check out the DT cards below and see what awesome cards they made. Thanks for stopping by!

    Thursday, March 19, 2009

    Jenni Bowlin Purses

    Flourishes has introducted a new line of papers, by Jenni Bowlin and they are so fun! I have done my first tutorial over on Flourishes newsletter on how to make these fabulous little purses. So go check it out and make some yourself!
    I love making these little purses. I made 70 of them last year for a Women's retreat , and they loved them. This year she needed only 30, but had me make some tissues for the other half. Those are another day to show you. haha
    These papers come in a 4x4 size and Flourishes sells the envelopes seperately. You can find them in the FLLC store here. They are a perfect fit for these nugget purses.
    I made a few that show off the papers and a few to snazzy up the papers. Either way they are all so fun and cute. Well I think so. hee hee Make sure ot check out the tutorial!
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009

    Many Sweet Thanks

    Just a quick little gift set I made with the new set called Sweet Peas from Flourishes! You can find this set here, and the bundle pack has all 3 of the new sets in it. This bundle pack is for a limited time so you better hurry!
    I used my oval punch to make the oval and stamped the sentiment on the cs. The dp is up on dimensionals, hard to see in the picture, but it looks cool. I love how these turned out, simple and sweet.
    Thanks for stopping by!


    Its Tuesday and that means time for Timeless Tuesday over on the Flourishes blog.
    This week Cindy Haffner is hosting. She is challenging us to use ribbon. You may think…ribbon? I use ribbon all the time. Of course, you do!!! We all do!!! I mean there are just so many ribbons out there to choose from. There are lace, organdies, ric rac, satin, twill, and grosgrain just to name a few. It is time to cut those ribbons that bind you….lol!!!
    So my normal ribbon I use is wide satin... luscious... gorgeous ribbon. Can you tell I love it. LOL Anyways... I went with a smaller width ribbon, but yes satin. But to my credit it is a different type of satin. hee hee I told you these sweet peas were going to be shown a LOT in my gallery and blog. I LOVE them... I got to play along with them, I hope you get to also. Make sure you check out the newsletter for the deets!
    You can find this new set from Flourishes over here with a bundle pack that has the other two new sets. Might as well get the bundle pack I always say! Tell DH you are saving him money, they love that! Have a wonderful day!

    Monday, March 16, 2009

    MMM Get Well Sketch

    Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I sure did... I am still commenting on all the wonderful cards everyone made yesterday in honor of being the Featured Stamper. What a fun day! Thank you again everyone!
    This weeks House Mouse and Friends blog challenge is a sketch. I had my image all stamped out and then relized eek.... I had to add another panel. So I just stamped it again and raised it up. Done. I added liquid glass to the ice cube for the wet look!
    Hope you get to play along with us. I have a few things to show you this week, so make sure to check back! Have a wonderful day!

    Saturday, March 14, 2009

    Featured Stamper

    Evening and good morning! I wanted to share with you who this weeks featurette is... Little ole me... Can you believe it! I have been selected as the Featured Stamper over on Splitcoaststampers. This is so exciting and I don't know how I am going to sleep tonight. hee hee Thank you so much SCS! You can see what I am talking about over here! And it gets even better, my wonderful friend Judy is filling in for Beth the regular hostess while she is out of town. So how is that for a perfect intro from a wonderful friend! :0)
    Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

    Available and ready for your shopping cart

    Okay ladies this is ready for you to shop away with. Hee hee This is one of the new releases from Flourishes! The release party was fun last night. If you missed it hope to see you next time.
    This set is called Sweet Peas and a new fav of mine. :0) You can find this set at the store here, and they have a release bundle with all three sets again. So make sure to check it out! The Jenni Bowlin papers were a hit as well. Make sure to check out the store for the new papers also, you won't want to miss out on those!
    Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
    Stamps:FLLC Sweet Peas, Many Sentiments,Flourishes elements
    Ink Pads:SU Brilliant Blue, Glorious green, CMTH Black archival

    Papers: SU bashful blue, glorious green,ww,brilliant blue
    Embellishments:Ribbon, jewels,dimensionals,aqua painter,distressor
    Special Techniques:Watercoloring,distressing

    Friday, March 13, 2009

    Now Available from Flourishes

    These are the new releases from Flourishes. Now available here! Happy Shopping! I will be bringing you more samples of these fabulous sets in the new few days. So make sure to hceck back!

    Timeless with Jenni Bowlin

    It's FRIDAY... today brings us to not only our last day of the release for Flourishes, it also brings us to the RELEASE PARTY TONIGHT over in the SCS forums here. 8-10 Central time. Hope you can make it!
    Today we are showing you the new set called Timeless quotes along with introducing you to Jenni Bowlin. Jenni is a new line of papers and envelopes that are just awesome and fun! You are going to love them. They do all the work for you, I just added the sentiments and a little ribbon and done. Theses come 4x4 size sheets, they will have envelopes for these sold seperately. And I have to say the collections are AWESOME!!! These are just a few of the styles I used Transferware, Victorian, Tangerine Dream and Vintage Cream and Black. You can click on the pictures to get a closer look at each card as well.
    Make sure to check out what the other DT girls did with their papers. Christine, Cindy, Faith, Julie, Latisha, Laura, Leslie, Jan Marie, Sharon, Nancy.
    Hope you have enjoyed the blog sneaks. We have more sneaks for you tonight so join us at the release. **Also Flourishes would like to know how has inpsired you with your purchase. Please let them know if I have in any way, use my code at checkout StacyM.
    See you tonight at the release party! Thanks for stopping by!
    Stamps: Timeless Quotes
    Papers: Jenni Bowlin papers, SU ww, real read, cool caribbean, yoyo yellow, basic black,chocolate chip
    Ink Pads:SU Basic black
    Embellishments:Ribbon, brads, dimensionals, jewels, primas,spellbinders rectangles
    Special Techniques:None

    Thursday, March 12, 2009

    Sneaks Day Two Friendship

    Welcome to day two of Flourishes March Releases.! Today's set is called
    Ornamental Elements. This set is wonderful, much more subtle than yesterdays card, huh. :0) I like how the flourish really set off the sentiment on this card. Scored the top and bottom and voila.
    Check out all the other wonderful cards the DT made. Christine, Cindy, Faith, Julie, Laura, Latisha, Leslie, Jan Marie, Sharon, Nancy.These are available Friday 13th at Midnight HERE.
    Our release party is tomorrow night also in the SCS forums here. From 8-10 Central Time. Hope you can join us.
    Now make sure you check out the newsletter here for your chance to win the set of the day and play along in the getting sentimental to have a chance in winning all 3 new sets. Thanks for stopping by.
    Stamps: Ornamental elements, Many sentiments
    Ink Pads: SU Lovely lilac, basic blac
    Embellishments: Dimensionals, jewels, stylus
    Special Techniques: None

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009

    Sweet Peas Sneaks Day One

    Happy Wednesday! Oh girls I think I have a new favorite set. I have always LOVED and adored Flourishes Thank you set. And I have used that a TON. NOW.... now I have a NEW set that I LOVE... Yes I am talking loud because I am so EXCITED!
    This new set is called Sweet Peas. Isn't it just AWESOME!!! Oh this ribbon was my inpsiration for the color of the flowers. I really like the bold and vibrant colors and tend to use them a lot on my cards. I watercolored these flowers and kept the embelishments to a minimum.
    Make sure to check out the other DT cards. You will NOT be dissapointed! Christine, Cindy, Faith, Julie, Latisha, Laura, Leslie Nancy, Sharon, Jan Marie You have a chance to win all three sets by playing along in the getting sentimental challenge found here. As well check out the post each day here for your chance to win the set of the day. Lots of ways to try and win!
    These sets will be available Friday 13th at midnight HERE.
    Check back tomorrow for some more sneak peeks! Have a great day.

    Stamps: Flourishes Sweet Peas
    Ink Pads: CTMH Black Archival, SU temp turquoise
    Embellishments: Ribbon, brads, dimensionals, aqua brush
    Special Techniques: Watercoloring

    Monday, March 9, 2009

    MMM Masculine Game

    Monday it is... Whew... start of a new week girls! Well todays House Mouse and Friends blog challenge is to make a masculine card. Now most think that football is a *masculine* sport, but there are plenty of women out there who love it as well. ME for example. hee hee I kept this very simple with just a little fancy framing and some brads. Guys are more simple when it comes to cards. I like how this turned out. Hope you get to play along with us!
    This week brings a new release from Flourishes starting on Wed. you will see some sneak peeks and on Friday our release party. You have a CHANCE to WIN all 3 sets by playing along here, and make sure you check back each day here to have a CHANCE to WIN a set of the day. Busy week and its only Monday. hee hee
    Thanks so much for coming by and your comments. :0)

    Saturday, March 7, 2009

    Butterfly Kisses

    The sun is shining here today but man the wind is blowing, eek. My sinus are going crazy, not that you want to know all that. LOL Here is a little jar I had laying around next to some butterflies I colored a few weeks ago. Just now got to this project and put it together. I love the springy feel it has. I used the new set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Beautiful Butterflies. You can find this and the other new sets here.
    Hope you are all having a wonderful day!
    ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Beautiful butterfliesCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:Su yoyo yellow, ww, basic grey dpINKPADS:ctmh black archival, su pretty in pink, yoyo yellowMARKERS:noneACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:clear jar, dimensionals, scallop punch, ribbonCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):aqua brushSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):watercoloring

    Friday, March 6, 2009

    Flourishes is Getting Sentimental

    As we get ready for the March release at Flourishes, we are "getting sentimental" Want to join us? Your challenge this month is to use a sentiment or phrase as the main focal point for your card. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, or if you dont, play anyway! The winner of the random drawing will win all three of our new sets being released next week! Click on the Flourishes Newsletter HERE to see all the Design Team creations and to find out the official details.
    I sure hope you get to play today! I used my Thinking of you set from Flourishes. I like how soft this turned out. Make sure to check out the girls cards. Christine, Cindy, Faith, Julie, Latisha, Laura, Leslie. Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT day.
    Stamps: Flourishes Thinking of you, Flourished Elements
    Ink Pads: CTMH Black archival, SU pretty in pink
    Embellishments:Jewels, dimensionals, ribbon

    Tuesday, March 3, 2009

    Spellbinders Gift Set

    Today is Tuesday and that means Timeless Tuesday over on Flourishes newsletter. Today Becca is challenging you to use your Spellbinders dies. I have a favorite one which is this curved rectangles. I am trying to work on some much needed thank you gift sets. So this was perfect. I was making a little bag to hold them and thought why not try to use the die for the box. Voila it worked. :0) I added sparkle around all of the frames and the box. Hard to see since I don't have much sunlight today. If you click on the picture you get a better view of it.
    I hope you get to play along with the blog team. For those of you who play and link so they can find your creation you have a chance to win, what is the prize you say. Well read here to find out!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Stamps: Flourishes Signs of Spring
    Ink Pads: CTMH Basic black, Garden Green, Yoyo yellow
    Embellishments: Spellbinders curved rectangles, brads, dimensionals, stickles
    Special Techniques: Watercoloring

    Monday, March 2, 2009

    MMM Chipboard mania

    Happy Monday! This weeks House Mouse and Friends blog challenge is to use chipboard in your project. Okay most of you know that I DO NOT like chipboard. I never can use it right, it looks funny or just plain silly. Well here you go, another silly use of this stuff. I love what others do with it. Just not me. I got this wonde!rful HM image from my friend Christy. Thanks Christy
    Hope you can play along and show me how great chipboard CAN look. LOL We also have a sponsor for those who play along with us, your name will be entered into a drawing. So go check it out!
    Just incase you got busy this weekend and forgot Clear Dollar Stamps new releases are NOW available here.
    Have a wonderful day!