Thursday, November 26, 2015


I cannot begin to express how very thankful I am for all of you. This has been, by far, the toughest year of my life and the sweetness and kindness I have encountered here has brought me such joy and brightened many a dark day.

I hope and pray that God Blesses You and that you have a joyous time of thanksgiving with your loved ones.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015


I recently attended a Stamp Camp Christmas Party and decided to make some card kits for the ladies using the SU! "Home for Christmas" papers. This first card was inspired by a card by CAKath on Splitcoast. I used a different sentiment, changed up the embellishments, and mounted it on matching card stock.

The second card was inspired by ilinacrouse on Splitcoast. In fact, I purchased this paper pack because of the Silent Night sheet music she used in her card. I was very disappointed, however, when I looked closely at the music paper and saw that they had changed the words to the Hymn, deleting "Round yon virgin mother and child. Holy Infant so tender and mild" so I used a different paper instead. The little deer was fussy cut from one of the sheets of paper.

The funny thing was. I sat for hours watching TV, fussy cutting, paper cutting, punching, and assembling these card kits. It must've been VERY relaxing, because my Fitbit says I was asleep the whole time

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Snoopy :D

Monday, November 23, 2015


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 make "Anything Christmas - NO Red or Green" 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 using "Christmas Cheer" by Stampendous:
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Paper: X-Press It, Recollections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp: "Christmas Cheer" by Stampendous
Prismacolor Pencils (Mice): PC927, PC928, PC939, PC945, PC946
Copic Colors: RV4, RV6, RV9, E13, E15, E23, C00, C1, C3, T2, N3 
Spica Glitter Pen: 02
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Faded Jeans
Dies: Spellbinders Floral Ovals & Timeless Rectangles
Embellishments: Wink of Stella Glitter Pen , Really Reasonable Ribbon, & a Snowflake Punch
Now on to the Challenge Details:

Our very talented Teamie Christine is hosting and has chosen this great theme; 

ANYTHING CHRISTMAS (cards/boxes/ornaments etc)

**** NO RED or GREEN ***

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


We are proudly welcoming back the One and ONLY, Official Mousey Family...
Offering ONE Lucky player a $20 Gift certificate to HMD 
2nd Generous sponsor is
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and 
 Simon Says Stamp
The Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their premium Dye Ink Pads.
 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! 

3rd Generous sponsor is
Winner will receive a $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps 

  Prize offered by Teamie and Challenge Hostess, Christine 
A super cute Wood mounted HM stamp called "Peaceful Candlelight"

WOW!!  That's 3 great prizes, but you gotta be in it to WIN it! ...LOL
Many thanks to our generous sponsors.
Come join the fun!

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Hello and welcome! I was going through my embossing folders not long ago and thought it would be fun to emboss this "Autumn Type" Cuttlebug embossing folder on card stock and ink it up in candy corn colors. I used "Squeezed Lemonade" and "Spiced Marmalade" Tim Holtz Distress Inks with the mini blending tool to achieve the look I wanted.

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Then I grabbed some House Mouse images that were left over from other projects I printed out with the House Mouse CD, inked up the edges and added them to my embossed piece.

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I used the Stampin' Up! "Petite Petals Punch" and some rhinestones to make some accent pieces (also inked up with the "Spiced Marmalade" THDI), added some Crocheted Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and mounted it all on SU! paper and card stock.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend.