Saturday, May 31, 2014

Puddle Fun

Had this card made for the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, but didn't get this one in on time. But still wanted to share it.  The stamp is Happy Hoppers 'Puddle Fun'. Paper is my stand by Basic Grey, 'Life of the Party' pack. The ribbon and brads are from my stash.  I just love this imagine, it is just refreshing, especially since we don't see enough rain for an umbrella around here in central California. With drought conditions we would love to see rain puddles around here, very large puddles.

Hope you enjoy this little guy as much as I enjoyed putting it together.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Tin Can Showers

It's another House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.  Thought I'd try this little Tin Can Shower as another challenge card.  BTW, if you haven't figured it out, our challenge this week is Splish Splash.
I haven't had time to get into the challenges lately.  Work has a way of getting in the way of play.  But with the end of the school year, all the stress that goes with it, I have had to spend time at my crafting table and get rid of the stress.  All day we kept saying, 'It's Friday and we get 3 days off, we're gonna make it.'  After that we have 2 days, graduation day, Friday to get my part of school closing done and then 70 glorious days off.

Okay, played with the Tin Can Shower and of course my favorite Basic Grey papers.  I stitched the two papers together on this one.  The embellishments are melted perler beads. Click here for the link to see some of these.  The perler beads are used quite a bit by the kids, (big or small), and then melted with an iron.  Some of us decided to try this a different way.  Put your beads on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Put in a preheat 325ยบ oven for 25 minutes.  Allow to cool about 5 minutes and you are ready to start using them.
Anyway, this is the 2nd of 3 cards that I have ready for this week's challenge.  The next one will be ready in a day or two.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Another House Mouse Monday Challenge

It has definitely been a while since I put a card together for the House Mouse Monday Challenge.  It has been so crazy at work, I don't have the energy to think about what works on a card.  I colored this image about a month ago and was please with how it turned out.  Figured it might make a great card for this challenge.
I used the House Mouse stamp Leap Frog.  I have had this stamp for some time.  It has been inked and images stamped but just never seemed to get it to turn out right.  Must have been in the right frame of mind this time as it colored so easy.
The paper is Basic Grey's Archaic.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Masculine Card

It has been a bit, I missed the last House Mouse Monday Challenge, but didn't want to miss this one. Anything Masculine.  I found this image and thought, that is something my husband and his son might try to do. Why not put this on a masculine type card.
I used the House Mouse 'What a Pit' stamp. My papers are from Basic Grey Clippings.  Ribbon is from my stash.
Who can resist these little meeces.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Warm Cup

It is time for another House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.  Our challenge this week was our choice as long as we used a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie in our creation.  I just bought 2 new stamps last night and decided to use Warm Cup for this challenge. I have wanted this stamp for some time and found it at a very unexpected store last night. I also got Baby Booties, that is the next one to play with.
I also combined this challenge with one on a yahoo group that I belong to.  Our challenge was to use pink & orange or pink & green. I decided to use all three together.
Paper is from Authentique. Brads and ribbon are both from my stash.
Hope everyone enjoys and have a great  night.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Have a Grape Day!

It is time for another House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.  I had to think for a bit on this one.  The image itself was easy, and it is an image that I love to play with.  My difficulty was the amethyst color.  I don't work with purple shades very often. It is my birthstone, but just not a color that I wear, or use as a main point.  Well, thanks to my friends at House Mouse Challenge, I used it this time.  
Before I share my card for this challenge, I want to thank all of our friends at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.  They have really motivated me.  Before our move 6 months ago, my stamping and scrapping basically had ceased to be. First my set up was not convenient to work with and then everything was getting packed as our previous house went into escrow.  I now have a large, well-lit room to work in and hubby and spoiled me rotten adding items to make it a convenient work space.  I promise to share pictures as soon as I get it cleaned up again. But back to our friends, thanks to them, I am stamping, coloring and scrapbooking again.  I have finished my baby girl's (4-legged, furred baby) albums since we lost her almost 3 years ago. Working on some old family photos right now and almost finished with an aunt that has intrigued me for some time, as I never meet her as she died when I was about 8 months old. 

Okay enough, I have a House Mouse card that I have finished and have ready to share with everyone.
I used Grape Dreams for this one, with Have A Grape Day for the sentiment.  The purple and green cardstock are from Bazzill but the patterned paper was part of my stash. The brads and gauzy ribbon are from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 3, 2014

With All My Heart

I have another card for the House Mouse Monday Challenge.  After watching the Big Flop of a game, I decided to drown my sorrows in another card. I did not follow the traditional colors of love on this card, but love how it came out.
The stamp is With All My Heart.
Paper is Basic Grey Picadilly
Twine is Doodle Twine.
The hearts on top are from the charms that I received from America in an earlier challenge. Thank you again America, have been using them more than I use to because of your generous gift.

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my card.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

It's Time for Another House Mouse Monday Challenge

It is that time again.  I am really enjoying the challenges that are being put out.  It has been so long since I had played along with challenges and a lot of them are now gone, but not my beloved House Mouse.
Our challenge this time is love.  I could not remember if i had anything for this, but lo and behold I found 5 or 6 stamps that work perfectly for this.  So please if you have time go join House Mouse Monday Challenge.
I chose the stamp, 'I Give You My Heart'.  A fun stamp to play with.  After not being able to play and join these challenges for so long, I have actually forgotten what a lot of my stamps are.  It is almost like having a whole bunch of new stamps now.
Anyway, my image is colored with copics and mounted on some paper that I have had for so long, i don't even know what company it is from. The flowers are from Petaloo, the hearts and ribbon are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Mousie Card

It is time for another House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.  The challenge this time is to ink up a stamp that you have not previously inked up and used.  Well, as I ink up each new stamp when I get them, I picked one that had been inked, but not colored.  I can't stand for my mousie stamps to sit without some ink on them.  It is just a shame. I picked 'Candle & Jelly Bean' for this challenge.

Paper is from Basic Grey's Picadilly.  Colored with Copics.
Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Myndi's Books are Finished

I originally posted about losing my baby girl in July 2011.  I can't believe that is has been 2 1/2 years.  We now have Mya and Mandi.  But more about them later, this is Myndi's post.  It took me a while to finally start working on a scrapbook of her, it just hurt too much to start.  I finally got going with this and decided to do a 6x6 album of her.  Card sketches also seemed like the way to go.  Myndi's one album turned into 3 full 6x6 albums, 64 layouts.
Here is what I came up with, enjoy.

Markie, Myndi and Mikie.  Our 3 babies.

We have also lost Markie, on the left, May 2013.  I will do his album with his brother, who we still have right now.  Mikie is was 14 August 17, 2013.  

It is hard to read here, but the tag reads, 'When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.'

I knew I was going to be one page short of getting all of the photos in, saw this sketch and decided it would be a great way to add that extra picture.  Top is the first picture, below shows how this opens and shows the second picture.

This is the last picture that was taken of Myndi before we lost her.

All of these pages were made using mainly Basic Grey paper with a few other companies interspersed in also.  The cardstock is Bazzill.  All of the embellishments are from my large stash that I have.
Thank you for stopping by and paying tribute to Myndi with me.