Thursday, February 11, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day heart box!











Just a quick post to show you what I have been up to this week...

It's my annual Valentine treat bananza!

I made these cute Heart Closure Boxes---and filled them with candy, homemade fudge and homemade caramels and dipped pretzels--YUMMY!.  I added a tiny little Penny Black sentiment on a tag from this Valentine set.  Both cutting files are from the Silhouette Store









I just want to remind you to pop over to Silhouette Challenges and show off what you have been making with your Silhouette!




Thanks for stopping in today!

Sue 


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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Penny Black Saturday Challenge-Use Red or Hearts













Our February Challenge theme:

♥ ♥ Use Red and/or Hearts ♥ ♥





Well this was an easy challenge for me don't ya know?  I mean really???? RED?  My fave color for sure!

I decided to re-purpose this stamp into a Valentine image by not inking the butterflies and adding my own little heart butterflies instead.  I must say I think 'Henrietta' looks a little clueless looking the wrong way don't you?  The sentiment is computer generated with the font Curlz MT. I used pierced circle dies and a stitched square die made by Lawn Fawn. 

I happened to be coloring this image when I saw a friend post the pic below of his pet hedgie-Henrietta! Isn't she just adorable?  Did you know there is actually a National Hedgehog Day?  Yep....there is...

February 2nd was  National Hedgehog Day and Henrietta could not be prouder!



Meet Henrietta! 

A quick bio on our girl: 
She lives in the luxury of her new home in Salem Oregon and is 5 years old! She is single and looking for love!  jk 



Our Wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize winner gets a $20 voucher!



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

Debby,GretaHelenLorraineNat, Me!, and Sylvie




 ♥ Sue



project details:
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Butterfly Wishes 2620H-Penny Black
Cardstock: Be Mine by Pebbles, Pink SU!, Red is Michaels brand
Misc: pop dots, SU! white ribbon, misc hearts and pearls
Copics used:
T 2,3,4,5
E00,11 R20
W2,3




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Monday, February 1, 2016

House Mouse Monday Challenge #212 Love is in the Air!





#212


Love is all Around








I made a heart  pop out card with a pattern for the Silhouette Store. I decided to  add a twist and make it a shadow card so I made an inset line for the heart piece and cut that with my machine as well. 

I used some fun Pebbles Be Mine Valentine paper that I got from my local stamp store. I added acetate for the window and and some beads and sequins for the shakers!  I love how this image fit perfectly in the heart window!


Shaker card tip:
I learned this new tip for adding dimension tape...I think from Kristina Werner video...pretty slick.  When you add dimension tape onto a curved surface...take off the backing and you can apply the tape in a nice round  curved shape with ease-all in one long piece!  I do add two layers to give the sequins room to move around and I tell you-this was so fast and easy! 





Our challenge this week is hosted by the lovely Kate-and her theme is Love is All Around.

Our wonderful is Sponsor :

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 
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 brandHero 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! 

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 I would love to enter these challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters-Hearts or the word Love 2/7
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog-Animals 2/10
Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog-Love Is In The Air 2/10
Ellibelle's Lets Color Linky Party-must have a colored image Critters and Creatures  2/12
My Time To Craft challenge blot-Love is in the Air 2/10
Suzy Bee's Challenge Blog-Add an Animal 2/4
Sweet Stamping Challenge Blog-Valentine 2/4
PDE Linky Party #108-Anything Goes 2/4 



Thanks for stopping in, I do hope you will pop over and join us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #212!

Sue



Stamp: I Give you my Heart(I have the older stamp by Stampabilities) but has been newly renamed BE MINE by Stampendous
A2 Pop Out Card: Hearts by Lori Whitlock
Cardstock: Be Mine by Pebbles
Copics:
A 31,34,37 E00,11 R20
E 53,55
R17,43,39
G43,46


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Under My Umbrella - We'll always be friends!













I have had this stamp forever..Just one of the first Girlfriends is my guess! Most of my Ai images are unmounted, but this is a wood mount I bought many years ago...loved them from way back then!




I stamped and colored the Girlfriends in different layers...the two middle girls on the bottom layer, the second layer has the two outside girlfriends and the third layer is the paper pieced umbrella! Looks difficult but actually pretty easy. I mounted all the layers on an embossed card base and tied some twine on the top of the card.




The sentiment panel was cut with a Lawn Fawn stitched die. 

 I actually cut the sentiment stamp apart because I thought I would use is more that way.  

We'll always be friends...(front)

we know way too much about each other    (stamped on the inside)



I am entering this in the following challenges:

Art Impressions Challenge-Paper Piecing Feb 2
Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge Blog-Anything Goes 2/1
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes 2/4
Craft-Dee Bowz-Homemade bow 1/30
Crafty Creations Challenge #307-Paper Piecing 2/1
Double D Challenge-Brrrr 1/31
Double Click Skittles Challenge Blog-Anything Goes 2/2 (this team is so nice!)
Simon Says Stamps- Anything Goes 2/2


Thanks for popping in today... I hope to get more motivation to craft...been in a bit of a slump lately...Need to fire up my Silhouette!!! 

Sue

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Stamp used:
Under My Umbrella-Art Impressions
Lawn Fawn Die
Embossing Folder
Lawn Fawn Rectangle die (inside)

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Penny Black Mid Challenge Inspiration!



-Mid Challenge Inspiration


Our January  theme :

Anything Goes







Hello All!!! I am back with a whole new computer! I am so happy...I bet you could hear a big sigh of relief coming from my house!


This is  a cute little card I made for our NEW mid Challenge post over at our Blog!  I do hope you will pop over and check it out! We have lots of entrants as well-lots of great inspiration!!!

Now truth be told...I wrote down all the info on this card...and it is somewhere...just wish I knew where! I do know the name of the stamp is Party Bus 4324K and the Speed Limit card base is from the Silhouette Store. I cut out the stamp and it is added to the card with pop dots. I plan to add the age of the person inside as the speed limit!



Display on your blog one  of these new little PBSC challenge mascots and you could win some fun PB stickers!







Our Wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize winner gets a $20 voucher!



I am entering in the following challenges:


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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Computer Problems!!!



Sorry to be gone so long, but my computer went KAPUT!  Dang it...you know what that means...more time to clean house, put away holiday decorations and maybe cook a meal or two LOL!!!

I have a new computer arriving next weekend, so I hope to see you then!!!

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Sally's Weigh In-Sassy Cheryl Digi








 One of my former Design Team members of years past showed off this adorable  Sassy Cheryl image on her blog the other day and I just had to hop over and buy it right then and there!!!  

Tis the season for Weight Watchers you know!!! LOL 

 If you would like to see the wonderful projects Kecia Hicks creates-- you can visit her blog Stamping Deets HERE.


I sized this digi pretty big---she is over 6.5 inches tall! I cut her out with my Scan N Cut and then cut out a small pink offset mat for her. I also cut the offset out of white 3 times and glued them all together to make it firm enough that Sally would stand up and not by 'floppy'. 


I then designed an easel piece for the back piece so that Sally could stand on her own! Here you can see a side view. 


It is basically just a piece of cardstock scored at 1/4 inch and cut in a half of a triangle-ish shape.  I just snipped the easel  until she stood up  just right! You can't see the easel  from the front. 


I stamped the Paper Smooches sentiment (from Group Hugs) on a round pierced die piece and glued it on the back of Sally. I also stamped a teeny tiny XOXOXO inside the weight window on the scale. It is  from the Snippets Penny Black clear set

I think this will be fun standing on a desk-any encouragement is appreciated when you are  trying not to pop that piece of candy into your mouth.  

I am entering this in the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by today-this was a fun one!

Sue

project details:
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Sassy Cheryl-Sally's Weigh In digi
Paper Smooches Group Hugs--Stay Positive
Penny Black-Snippets
Copics:
RV 23,25,29, 19
YR 32,21,23  12
E00,11
T 01,12,04,05
E 51,53,55

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Monday, January 4, 2016

House Mouse Monday Challenge #210














 HMFMC 210

Our first challenge theme of 2016 is hosted by teamie Dorte.




WINTER SPORTS/ WINTER FUN!



We always have the OPTION of ANYTHING GOES on ALL of  our challenges..just enjoy making your mousey creations..




I chose Anything Goes!

Sheesh...this card made it's own road..LOL

I planned a New Year card, and ended with a "manly" birthday card! Just goes to show you-cards can take on a life of their own!  The fun of it---I ended up using some of my new silver ribbon and sequins! I wish you could see the shine of the ribbon and sequins. 

I colored this fun Chalk It Up cling stamp with copics and also added the mousie on dimensionals. I used some grey gingham paper from Creative Imagination, and added the Happy Birthday sentiment with a Silhouette cut file. 

Proudly Sponsored by 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!


I hope you will pop over and see the rest of inspiration!

 Sue

card details:
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Stamp: Chalk it up
Cardstock: Creative Imaginations Gingham, Black and White misc card stock
Misc: Silver ribbon SU!, silver sequins, dimensionals
Copics:
E00,11,13 31,33,35,37
R21
T3
YR 21,24

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Penny Black Saturday Challenge-January Anything Goes










Our January  theme :

Anything Goes


You are my Cup of Tea

Isn't this just a sweet  image! I used the Penny Black image Tea Cozy(1680J). I cut out the image with my Scan n Cut  and added it to this fun little 3D teapot gift box designed by Lori Whitlock --purchased  from the Silhouette Store. I did make one change and that was to add a white matting to the striped paper...offset at 0.05.
I can just imagine a fun tea party with one of these at each place setting. The teapot is super easy and fast to make and adds such a fun touch! Add in a few tea bags and a few sweets for a fun surprise. The box is 2.5 inches square so you can fit some good size teacakes inside!


The sentiment purchased from the Silhouette Store and recolored to match my project.  You can find the sentiment here. Designed by Kolette Hall.



Our Wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize winner gets a $20 voucher!



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

Debby,GretaHelenLorraineNat, Me!, and Sylvie


I love sharing my projects with these wonderful challenge blogs:








 ♥ Sue

project details:
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tea cozy-Penny Black
Cardstock: Pink from Michaels, Stripe is SU!
Misc: pop dots, Dots and Dashes ribbon
Cut files from Silhouette Store:
3d tea gift box-designed by Lori Whitlock 78925
You're my Cup of Tea-designed by Kolette Hall 70498

Copics used:
Mouse: Y21,23   YR21,24
Teacup: BV31,34,20,11,12  V20  R20,21 G43  R81 B000



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Monday, December 21, 2015

Candy Cane Bear-Silhouette Challenges December














Isn't this just the cutest????  Of course I had to make several!!! I love this cute bear with his bowtie, presents and candy cane in hand!  The candy cane actually ties on to the hand and helps balance the card when it stands up. Very clever indeed!

This is a file from the Silhouette Store designed by Daniela Moscone-- file #109707 Bear Card.

I used Michaels Kraft paper and Bazzill white with misc papers for the little pieces. I did add a white lining inside my card so I could write on it. 






I am entering this in the following challenges:

Cut it UP #86-Brrr It's Winter 12/23
2 Crafty Girls Challenge-Anything Goes 12/23
Melonheadz and Friends-Christmas January 4 -check out the cute images there!
DL Art December Linky Challenge-12/31
Decorate to Celebrate-Anything goes 12/31
The Paper Girls-Celebrate 12/31
Papertake Weekly-Final Challenge


I hope you can share  your fun Silhouette creations with us!






Challenge Info. #31 "Anything Goes"
Starts: December 1
Ends: December 31
 Sue

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