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.