House Mouse 3rd Anniversary Hop!!

Happy House Mouse Monday!!

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Happy 3rd Anniversary House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog!!

It’s REALLY hard to believe it’s been THREE YEARS that we’ve been having this much fun!   🙂  

In honor of this momentous occasion, we’re having a BLOG-HOP … with LOTS of prizes from the HM&F Design Team!

Our actual challenge today is HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY cards … plus FLOWERS.    Ooops … we can just pretend mine says Happy Birthday, okay?    I was so concerned about the flowers, that I left off the Happy Birthday!!  

 

My prize will be a $20.00 electronic Gift Certificate from my FAVORITE place to shop for HM stamps …  The Official House Mouse Designs website!!

Soooo, on with the hop!   If you’ve arrived here from the lovely Natascha Banning’s blog, you’re on the right path.   If you’ve just happened to stop by today, you can start at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog for a complete list of all participants and details on the hop.  

Your next stop for our House Mouse & Friends Anniversary Hop will be the awesome Lorraine Aquilina’s blog!

Thanks for stopping in today … hope your week is off to a great start.

Introducing Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps

 

 

Today is the day!!   The gorgeous new Sylvia Zet images are being released by SCACD Stamps!   Be still my heart!!

This little cutie is called POPPY!  How cute is she?!!

There are EIGHT fantastic and utterly adorable images, all exclusive to SCACD
Stamps in yummy red rubber, and they are all available NOW!!!

And if you just have to have them ALL, you can grab them in
discounted sets!

For those of you in the US and Canada, you can find the stamps HERE
or if you’re in the UK or Europe, HERE.


To celebrate, we’ve got a hop for you today, filled with inspiration from the
SCACD and Quixotic Paperie design teams, PLUS some fabulous, special
guests!  We hope you will hop along with us as we introduce you to the
Adventures Loli & Shellie, Poppy and the rest of their friends!

You should have hopped here from my dear, sweet friend, CAROLYN BOND’S BLOG.

If you’re just joining us and would like to start the hop at the
beginning,  then pop back to the start over at ELAINE HUGHES’ BLOG!

A complete hop list can be found over on the SCACD STORE BLOG.

AND … a second card – colored in monochrome style!   Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself!   😀

Your next stop on the hop is COLLEEN’s A Cards Delight blog.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy hopping with us
today!

InStyle Stamps Blog Hop

 

Welcome to our monthly InStyle Stamps Blog Hop.  Our theme this month is Love & Romance.    For my card, I used one of the newest ISS Anime images – Vanessa.    Don’t forget, click on this link to receive a 5 percent discount on your entire InStyle stamps order ~   INSTYLE STAMPS. 

 

 

I had colored Vanessa awhile back for this tutorial  and thought this was the perfect time to include her on a card.   I also finally had the opportunity to use the Spellbinders Ric Rac Scalloped Border Piercerabilities and really loved it!

And,  now on to all the details of this month’s Blog Hop ~  PLEASE be sure to check out ALL the Love & Romance projects from the ISS Design Team… 

We are, once again, having a contest ~ make sure you head on over to the InStyle Stamps Blog to vote for your favorite project!   The DT member who gets the most votes will win a prize … and YOU can WIN A PRIZE JUST FOR VOTING!!   The contest will remain open until 11:59pm EST on Saturday, December 19th, and winners will be announced on Sunday.  

Here’s a list of the blog hop participants in order:

Kim   http://www.craftsbykim.blogspot.com/

Mary  (me!)

Jodi S.    http://jodimommyto4.blogspot.com/

Melissa   http://mmedesigns.blogspot.com/

Joy   http://daiseyfreak.blogspot.com/

Maylee   http://mayleescreativecorner.blogspot.com/

Julie   http://www.creationsbyjulie.blogspot.com/

Raquel   http://raqode7.blogspot.com/

Linda   http://lindaspysselblogg.wordpress.com/

Janelle  http://rainpuddlesdesign.blogspot.com/

Genevieve   http://scrapmuscade.blogspot.com/

Lysa    http://lysaq.blogspot.com/

Virginia   http://paperyumness.blogspot.com/

Margie   http://ohbumbleismemargie.blogspot.com/

Piali   http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/

Lana   http://sweetpeaspapercreations.blogspot.com/

Angelique   http://www.scrapping-angel.blogspot.com/

Cyndi    http://www.scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com

 So, if you’re following along  …   your next stop is JODI’s  awesome blog.    And, don’t forget to stop back at the ISS blog to vote for your favorite DT member project!    

Thanks for stopping by today!    Hope you’re having a great day.

InStyle Stamps Blog Hop ~ Ornaments

 

Welcome to our monthly InStyle Stamps Blog Hop.  Glad you could stop in on this most famous shopping day! 

Our theme this month is Ornaments.    The above ornament was made using Sandy, my favorite holiday image from InStyle Stamps.   She was printed on acetate and colored with Copics and moonlight Smooch paint.   Don’t forget, click on this link to receive a 5 percent discount on your entire InStyle stamps order ~   INSTYLE STAMPS. 

 

 

 

My second project features Christmas Tree Chick.   My twin granddaughters LOVE candy canes and they include them with the ornaments on their tree each year.   So I thought it would be fun to give them a pre-holiday gift of some candy canes – for eating AND decorating!     

I used one of the holiday boxes from the dollar section at Target and added my image.

 

 

And for my final ornament project …

 

My granddaughters, who LOVE pink and purple, have a small Christmas tree that they decorate in their room.  I found some pretty pink and purple smaller sized ornaments that were perfect for their tree and added them to another box from Target, also with Christmas Tree Chick.

 

 

And,  now on to all the details of this month’s Blog Hop ~  PLEASE be sure to check out ALL the Ornament projects from the ISS Design Team… 

We are, once again, having a contest ~ make sure you head on over to the InStyle Stamps Blog to vote for your favorite project!   The DT member who gets the most votes will win a prize … and YOU can WIN A PRIZE JUST FOR VOTING!!   The contest will remain open until 11:59pm EST on Saturday, November 28th, and winners will be announced on Sunday.  

Here’s a list of the blog hop participants in order:

Cyndi  http://www.scrappychick.typepad.com/

Lana  http://sweetpeaspapercreations.blogspot.com/

Piali http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/

Kim http://www.craftsbykim.blogspot.com/

Janelle  http://rainpuddlesdesign.blogspot.com/

Raquel http://raqode7.blogspot.com/

Melissa http://mmedesigns.blogspot.com/

Lysa http://lysaq.blogspot.com/

Joy http://daiseyfreak.blogspot.com/

Maylee http://mayleescreativecorner.blogspot.com/

Angelique  http://www.scrapping-angel.blogspot.com/

Linda  http://lindaspysselblogg.wordpress.com/

Margie  http://ohbumbleismemargie.blogspot.com/

Julie  http://www.creationsbyjulie.blogspot.com/

Jodi S.  http://jodimommyto4.blogspot.com/

me!  https://mycardz.wordpress.com

Kimmi  http://poppy-petal-designs.blogspot.com/

Genevieve  http://scrapmuscade.blogspot.com/

Virginia http://paperyumness.blogspot.com/

So, if you’re following along  …   your next stop is Kimmi‘s awesome blog.    And, don’t forget to stop back at the ISS blog to vote for your favorite DT member project!    

Thanks for stopping by today!    Hope you’re having a great BLACK FRIDAY!

PTI Blog Hop ~ All Things Autumn

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It’s time for another PTI Blog Hop!    The challenge this month is:

August is the month that Papertrey celebrates all things autumn!  What better way to get inspired for the upcoming season change than each other! Our challenge to you is to create a project inspired by any aspect of fall.  How about texture like fabrics, burlap, courduroy or stitching. Then there is color with hues found in autumn leaves, fall berries and other late season delectables. Patterns or motifs such as leaves, pumpkins, wheat and more.

 

I used PTI’s new Every Day Button Bits  stamp set for my card ~ What a fun collection of stamps, and SUPER easy to use!  I like that since it takes sooooooooo much time for the Copic colored images I normally like to do.  This was a nice change. 

 

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The tree trunks were lightly heat embossed with copper DP,  for a bit of a rougher look.  I’ve had the center button forever in my stash, no clue where it came from.  But, as soon as I came across it I thought “autumn”!  

 

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The DP used is from my fav – Graphic 45!   I love this sentiment, it really is a nice way to look at this season.  Unfortunately, the following season doesn’t compare to summer!!   🙂

 

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Thanks for stopping in today ~ Hope you’re having a good week.