Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Summer Showers

Moving right this week in the House-Mouse  summer theme I'm sharing one that I really loved to color. It was really my first time to color rocks, tons of rocks. So I did a search for river rock and used an image for reference.
photo credit: ebay search polished river rock
So the next step was picking out the closest marker color matches I had and start coloring!

Now before I tell you the whats and hows of my project, here is the list of designer's that are posting their Mice summer projects.


HMR62 House-Mouse® Spigot Shower
SSC1246 Ocean Wisdom Perfectly Clear™ Stamps Set
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Die Cut Set
DWLX7011 Big Dots Stencil
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Stamp Handle

My Colors™ cardstock by My Mind's Eye®
Sketch™ markers by Copic® (B60, C1, C2, C4, C7, E0000, E00, E21, E23, E25, E29, E31, E33, E40, E42, E44, E50, E51, E53, E70, E74, E81, E87, E89, N1, N2, N4, W3, W5)
3-in-1 Beacon Adhesives
Foam Tape by Tombow®
Ribbon by May Arts
Perfect Layers rulers by Perfect Papercrafting


  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 11 inch cardstock in half for a 5 1/2 square inch card base.
  2. Layer between your embossing machine plates and embossing mat the Big Dots metal stencil onto the bottom plate then add paper and rest of pads and plates according to your machine's instructions and roll through your machine. Hand emboss with a stylus if the paper and stencil do not fit through your machine.
  3. Stamp Spigot Shower with black ink onto mixed media paper and color.
  4. Trim around image and layer onto color cardstock and trim with ruler, or measure and cut cardstock 1/8 inch larger than image size. Repeat with another layer of color cardstock.
  5. Trim Mixed Media White paper with Fitted Frames B die and one more with larger size in color cardstock. 
  6. Stamp sentiment from Ocean Wisdom with black ink onto one end of white fitted frame die cut and glue onto color cardstock mat.
  7. Score along middle mark, fold and glue back to matted image layer. Add foam tape to the front and secure sentiment.
  8. Glue onto card base.
  9. Tie a bow around card front.
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Have a Mice Summer, folks!

Good morning, folks. This week I'll be posting a slew of House-Mouse® cards that I worked on for the April 2016 Catalog for Stampendous. Some of them even made it into the catalog, yeah!

Today's card missed the cut off with so many awesome samples done by the design team (you'll be seeing them this week if your hopping around during the theme week on the Stampendous blog, however it is a summer antic around our house! The French Open is showing right now and it's now on our television more than usual because we have a Tennis channel! My hubby is so excited about that. 

Be sure to stop by the Stampendous blog and to see hop through my teamies projects this week.

Now here is the supply and instruction for my card today!


HMQ17 House-Mouse® Tennis Anyone?
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A Die Set
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Die Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH46 Large Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Stamp Handle


My Colors cardstock by My Mind's Eye®
Color Cork sheet by DCWV®
Sketch™ markers by Copic® (BV20, C2, C5, C9, E21, E23, E25, E29, E93, G40, G43, G46, V91, V93,Y00, Y02, Y13, Y19, Y35)
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Ribbon and twine by May Arts
1/16-inch hole punch
Corner rounder punch


  1. Fold a 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 inch color cardstock in half for a 4 1/4 square inch card base.
  2. Cut a square piece of cork sheet and glue onto card base.
  3. Tie ribbon around card front in a knot and knot twine around the ribbon's knot.
  4. Stamp sentiment with black ink on Mixed Media White Paper and die cut with Fitted Frame A die.
  5. Hole punch sentiment and string onto twine. Tie remainder twine into bow and trim tails.
  6. Stamp image with black ink and color.
  7. Trim and punch with corner rounder.
  8. Cut Fitted Frame in color cardstock with Fitted Frame A die.
  9. Adhere colored image to frame and then onto card base.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Being Sentimental with a Framing Challenge

Can you believe it's Friday already? So many places to go, things to do, projects to finish and that isn't even to get ready for summer around our house.

It's nice to stop in here this week and share a little something colorful and fun. Today's post is also about the Stampendous weekly theme, Celebrating Sentiments!

What are they? It's akin to coloring pages, but it can be stamped over and over again! Stampendous has nine terrific framed sentiment stamps that are the perfect size for an A2 card. Stamp it, color it and glue it onto a card base. The card is done unless you want to add embossing powders, ribbon or whatever your embellishing go-to may be.

Before I get on with my post, I'd like to also let you know that there is a new Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability challenge, MIX173 : Frame It!!, that our new team member Polly is hosting, you'll want to stop in and meet her, join in the fun while you are there! I'll be sharing a project sometime later, but when I saw the challenge I immediately thought of all these great sentiment stamps that are framed!

Here's my card with supplies and instructions at the end of my post.

There are more fabulous samples from the Stampendous design team today. If you haven't already stopped by their blogs here is the complete list for today.

Stampendous Blog

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Lea Fritts (Thursday Post)

Lea Fritts (Friday Post)

Laura Drahozal

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!


R264 Thank You Daisies
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SSH57 Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle

My Colors cardstock by My Mind's Eye
Sketch™ markers by Copic® Copic (BG49, E25, E74, E79, RV13, RV63, RV66, RV69, V01, V04, V06, V09, V15, YG01, YG03,YG05, YG13, YG23)
Zip-Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Ribbon by May Arts
Airbrush System (Optional)
Glue Zots by ThermoWeb®
Masking Fluid pen by Molotow®


  1. Stamp Thank You Daisies with Tuxedo Black ink onto Mixed Media White paper and color.
  2. Trim and tie ribbon around image.
  3. Glue onto color cardstock mat one-quarter inch bigger than trimmed image.
  4. Fold 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch color cardstock in half for a finished 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card base.
  5. Adhere colored and matted image onto card base.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hunt for Chalk Paint and the LOVE of Wallpaper challenge!

My sister made me do it. Well, I haven't started it, but soon I'm going to use THE Annie Sloan chalk paint. I received a little goodie box a few weeks ago from my sister with some supplies to encourage me to get the family furniture painted, namely the Gentleman's' wardrobe handed down from my grandma Parthina.

I did a Google search, found a local Stockist and my daughter and I went on a trip to this super small shop that was filled with wallpaper books, wallpaper rolls, wallpaper samples and a honorary chalk painted hutch for THE Annie Sloan line of chalk paints and supplies. Loved learning the steps to get the paint job done and to know that I can go buy more if I run out of my sample pot(s), but I was really intrigued by all the wallpaper designs.

So the mixers on Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability forum are in for a treat with the new challenge starting this Friday (5/13/2016) because of my little trip to the wallpaper store. We are on an Inspiration Wallpaper hunt with MIX172!

Here are two wallpaper pins that started me down my challenge way.

And here is the card I made.

I used a cut and emboss plate by Cuttlebug in the Anna Griffin line called Bramble Flower. The cuts came from monoprints I had on hand in yellow green, scarlet and rose colors.

Then layers of mediums were added. Watercolor, gold metallic marker, paint markers, white gel pens. The background is Ken Oliver Ultramarine Blue Color Burst, a lot of water and paper towel to texture it. I few squirts of a water bottle was the last texture added.

All was glued together with super tacky i{stick}papers tape (mega roll of tacky red tape) The sentiment is stamped normal papercrafter style black ink on white paper and a snipped end for a pennant look.

Come join us for 

MIX172: Inspiration Wallpaper!

on Splitcoaststampers

Stamps: Hand Lettered Encouragement (Simon Says Stamps)
Paper: Kraft (Neenah), watercolor 90 lb paper, sulphite white
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko), paint pens (Derwent and Elmers), gold metallic marker (American Crafts), Signo white gel pen (Uni-ball)
Accessories: Creative Palette (Stampendous), Flower Bramble 5"x7" Die By Anna Griffin (Cuttlebug®), seam binding ribbon (Smug Hug), antique cotton thread, i {Stick} papers tape (i {heart} papers etsy store)

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