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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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.
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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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Thursday, February 12, 2015

OWL BIRTHDAY CARD ~ SC527

Hello and welcome! Today's card came as the result of a request for an owl birthday card. I happily agreed thinking, "Surely I must have some design papers with owls on them." Surely I was wrong. That's where my wonderful collection of Free Digital Stamps came into play and I love that you can resize them to whatever size you need.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

MID-WAY REMINDER FOR HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #187 "LOVE IS IN THE AIR"

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


For my card, I paired the "Warm Cup" House Mouse stamp from Stampendous with my "Love You A Latte" free digi and followed this week's sketch over at Splitcoast Stampers (SC526).
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I stamped the image on white cardstock and used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to sponge the table top and background. I sponged color  right up to my image and didn't worry about masking it since I knew the Prismacolor Pencils would cover any ink that got on the image. I used the Falling Hearts stencil from Simon Says Stamp to sponge some hearts in the background and then I punched out some more hearts from DCWV Glitter paper to continue the cascade of hearts onto the rest of the card.
Here's some information about the challenge:
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Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hugs,

Saturday, February 7, 2015

FREE DIGITAL STAMP ~ LOVE YOU A LATTE

Hello and welcome to Free Sentiment Saturday! Today's digi is a Valentine digi for coffee lovers.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

MASCULINE BIRTHDAY CARD WITH COMPUTER

Hello and welcome! This week I'm sharing some masculine cards I made for January birthdays. This one went out to a member of my own personal Geek Squad. It's made with a Penny Black stamp called "...your way" and it's perfect for him.

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