Saturday, January 31, 2009

House~Mouse Challenge #22 Paper Piercing

Okay this is a new technique for me, I have never done paper piercing before. So I pulled out my trusty new nestabilities oval & scalloped oval and went to work, First I cut out, embossed and pierced the bottom oval. The House~Mouse stamp I used this time was Sweet Kiss # HMFR1004. The image is stamped onto 80# white card stock with Ranger archival ink in "Jet Black". I then colored those sweet cuties in with prisma colored pencils and blended the colors with Gamsol and blending stumps. I layered the card with bazzill bling paper in a light blue and the printed paper is an older one from Fancy Pants. The embossing was done with a cuttlebug swirl folder,"I LUV THAT THING!" the final touch was to use a Martha Stewart Dolley Lace punch on the edge of the blue bazzill bling, I think it gives the card an additional pierced paper look. Thanks for another fun challenge, enjoy and thanks for looking.

House~Mouse DT Tryout

A very Exciting thing is going on over at the House~Mouse Monday challenge blog, they are having tryouts for two new DT members.I have only been card making for a short time, but thoroughly enjoy every minute of it so I have also decided to throw my hat in the ring. A few short weeks ago I ran across the House~Mouse Monday Challenge blog and was completely over taken by the amazing designs that were being created for these stamps. I would consider it an honor and a great privilege to be considered for one of the two spots available on the design team. I think I could bring some very simple and creative designs that all team members and bloggers could use and enjoy. I have ample time on my hands now that I am currently unemployed due to a retirement, and this will be my first try for a DT but, more than anything else I would love for it to be with this very creative and sweet design team and bloggers.
Thank you to the House~Mouse DT for the consideration and here are my samples for submission.

Also good luck to all the other ladies who have submitted applications too, you are all so amazingly talented!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

House~Mouse Monday Challenge# 21 & Blog Candy Alert

I have to say this weeks House ~ Mouse Monday challenge truly was just that
" A Challenge "! We had to create a card using only three colors and they were pre-selected for us. They were Coral, Olive & get this Navy Blue. Now I know what your thinking what a strange color combonation. I know I was thinking the same thing too, until I saw the DT creations. I was amazed! So here is my card creation to share to with this group. Sorry about the picture and color quality a photographer I am NOT! Please click on the picture to get a better view of it. I also want to share with all you House ~ Mouser's that I will be posting 2 Blog Candy Give-A-Ways tonight here on my blog through the "One Heart - One World" blog open house. If you have not seen this yet you need to! This blog has over 300 new give-a-ways posted and will be going until mid-February. Here is the link: Free House ~ Mouse Stamps and remember I have posted "TWO" House ~ Mouse Give-a-Way packages filled with stamps, brads, ribbon ETC... Thanks for the fun challenge and hope to see you soon.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

House~Mouse Challenge #20 Make an ATC

The New Year has begun and life is getting into a more normal pace since the Holidays have ended. I am ready for things to slow down again and to get back into the regular activities of my everyday life,and with this comes the Monday Challenge over at the House~Mouse Blog. This week we are to make an ATC, (AKA) Artist Trading Cards. Well this is right up my alley since most of what I create with paper is ATC's. So here is my creation for this weeks challenge sorry about the picture it is slightly fuzzy. I just love little dancers and I recently got this sweet little H~M stamp as a christmas gift. She is called "Twinkle Toes" and she is stamp# HMGR1013. I colored her in with prisma color pencils and shaded her with Gamsol and blending stumps. The pink polka dotted paper is from Making Memories and the hearts are from Sandy Lion. The rub on is from the Basic Grey Two Scoops collection and so fits this sweet little dancing mouse. Hope this week finds everyone well. Thanks for looking and Enjoy!