House Mouse Challenge ~ Love


Happy House Mouse Monday!


Our challenge this week has been brought to us by one of my favorite people in the world – Miss America of the House Mouse Design Team!   🙂    She chose “LOVE” as our theme – certainly VERY appropriate for this time of year!   As America put it …  “Anything goes, so long as it is *LOVE* related”        

Well, I thought this Gruffies image would be perfect for a LOVE card!   It’s called Bears on Ice, and features Patch & Biggly.   



The DP is from the new Basic Grey Sugar Rush collection and the sentiment is computer generated.   I also used the Heart corner and edge punches from Martha.   The Gruffies were colored with Copics.

So, please take a peek at all the amazing LOVE creations over at the House Mouse Challenge Blog  ~   I know  you’ll LOVE them!     

Thanks for visiting ~ hope you have a great day!


Copics Used:     Ah oh Sue, I can’t my notes for this one!!     Eeeek …  time to clean the ole’ desk off!    🙂

Special Delivery!


[Sorry this posted so late!   I had the wrong time scheduled!!!]

It’s time for a few sneak peeks of some new images at InStyle Stamps.   This super cutie is Kristina!   And, she will be available tomorrow at the InStyle Stamps store!   Be sure to check out the ISS blog to see all the new images and all the GORGEOUS cards from the ISSDT!    Here’s my card with Kristina and her VERY special Valentine’s Day delivery …



I have to tell you, I couldn’t bear the thought of making another RED or PINK card!!     I’m a little Valentined out.    🙂    So, I thought this new paper from Basic Grey’s Sugar Rush collection was just what I needed to take a break!      I did add some little red heart brads in the corners and used some Martha Stewart polka dot red paper which has been punched with ~ what else? ~ a Martha Stewart heart edge punch!    The sentiment is computer generated and cut with a Spellbinders tag die.



Thanks for visiting today!    Hope you’re enjoying the heat wave ~ We actually reached 30 degrees here in Wisconsin!!    Woo hoo!


Copics Used:   RV000, 09, 29; R000, 11, 20, 30, 81, 83, 85; YR21, 23, 24, 31; Y00, 11, 21; E000, 00, 01, 11; B21, 23, 60, 63; T1, 3, 5; W4; C10


My Fairytale came true!


. . . the day I met You!

How about just ONE more from Ladybug and Friends?!      I”m a big fan of fairytales ~ always wishing they were true!   So, I really fell in love with this stamp as soon as I saw it since they look as though they stepped right out of a “fairy”tale!  I thought it would also make a great Valentine.    It’s called With Love, by Joan Elliott for Ladybug and Friends



 The DP is from the new Basic Grey Sugar Rush collection.    The hearts are cut out with Spellbinders  Nestabilities Classic Heart and Scalloped Heart dies ~ which, by the way, have both been discontinued by the manufacturer, BUT are still in stock at 7 Kids College Fund!    I added some Stickles in Star Dust to their wings. 



On a side note …    You know that feeling you get when you have ordered NEW stamps and the box has arrived and you’re just soooo excited???!!!     

Well, I HAD to share this picture of my granddaughter, Hailee, as she opened one of the gifts from me for Christmas  —   her very own stamp set!!      (She looks a little crazy – but, exactly how I look when I get new stamps!!)    LOL    



I just laugh every time I see this picture  ~   We’re both normally much more reserved!!    😀



Copics Used:  B60, 63, 66;  RV000, 10, 11;  R20, 30;  Y08, 15, 17, 38;  YR16;  YG00, 03, 23;  E11, 50, 51;  W1, 3;  T1, 3, 5; C7