Saturday, December 8, 2018

HMFMC280 Candle light dreams

My stamping time this week has been limited, between extra archery stuff with the boys & getting my samples ready for VSN that starts next Friday. I'm last minute Lucy on this card.  This is for the current (for only a few more hours) House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~ Anything Goes/ Something Warm.

Stamps: Nap by Candle House Mouse Stampendous
c/s: white, red, green
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, November 29, 2018

JUGS468 Juggling Packages




This week's JUGS challenge is a photo week.  As soon as I saw the photo I thought of my House Mouse stamp with packages.  The little guy could have used a shopping cart!!  LOL

Stamp: Gifts Galore House Mouse Stampendous
c/s: white, cranberry
copics, white Nuvo crystal drops

Until next time!
~Misti

Sunday, November 25, 2018

CAS509 Wish Big



I'm the hostess this week for the CAS challenge ~ Bring Out Your Pearls~  I am trying to finish off a few December birthday cards before I go all out Christmas card mode!  LOL

Stamp: Fresh Penny Black
c/s: white, black
copics, black pearls, black crystal Nuvo drops

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Kiss




The November Penny Black Saturday Challenge the theme is ~ Anything Goes/ Anything But a Card.   I haven't gone through & counted out the number of Christmas cards that I've made, but I'm assuming that I'm going to need cards worse right now, so I went with the Anything Goes Option.

Stamp:  I'm not sure the name has rubbed off
c/s: white, red
copics, red brads, distressed stripe ef

Until next time!
~Misti

MMTPT539 For Ellen



Happy Thanksgiving!!!!   This was for Day #21.  I couldn't get my internet to load right yesterday & after a few minutes decided I didn't have the patience to deal with it!   This week's Teapotter Challenge on SCS is a destination challenge, with our cards going to a lady named Ellen. You can find out more about it HERE

Stamp: Mudpie Munch
c/s: white, gray
copics, circle nestabilities, wink of Stella glitter pen

Until next time!
~Misti

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

You Make Me Smile





I combined this week's Sketch challenge with the Penny Black & More challenge.  I have a friend who loves purple flowers, so I will send her this card.

Stamps: Delights Penny Black
c/s: white, black
copics, circle nestabilities

Until next time!
~Misti

Monday, November 19, 2018

Santa Mouse



























During this coloring challenge, I figure out what's for dinner & then I try to plan my card for the day out.  I thought I had that planned out until I sat down to create.  So I'll try to get the card I originally had in mind for today done tomorrow!  LOL

Stamps: Santa Mouse House Mouse
c/s: white, red
copics, white nuvo crystal drops, circle nestabilities, white grosgrain ribbon

Until next time!
~Misti

Sunday, November 18, 2018

CAS508 Made with Love



This week's CAS challenge~ Take the Chill Off~  I'm not a fan of the cold weather.  We moved further south last year & I thought it was going to mean warm weather.  Guess we needed to move to Arizona!!  LOL  

Stamp: Knit Git House Mouse
c/s: white, blue
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Season's Greetings



The current Allsorts challenge is ~CAS Christmas   My mom told me the other day that she has completely finished her Christmas cards... I still haven't found THE one.  Sigh...  I'm trying to make some Christmas cards to get in the mood & get the mojo flowing, hoping that I'll get inspiration for THE one.  Still hopeful!  LOL

Stamps: Wreaths Plain & Fancy Power Poppy
c.s: white, red
copics, glossy accents

Until next time!
~Misti

Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy Birthday!



This week's Inspiration Challenge on SCS led us to Feelmoda.com  The photo I chose was THIS one.  I also combined it with this month's The Flower Challenge~ A special occasion ~ 

Stamps: Dynamic Duos: Peonies & Tulips Power Poppy
c/s: white, black, red
copics, wink of Stella glitter pen, black grosgrain ribbon, circle nestabilities

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Coloring is not a game of perfect





I normally love it when my boys are able to take something that they've heard & use it as an example, etc.  This time, one of them used it on me.   Both of my boys are competitive archers, hoping to make a US Olympic team.  There is a lot of struggles that happen mentally & most archers work on that aspect, as do golfers.  There is a book called "Golf is not a game of perfect" by Bob Rotella.  My boys have read it & changed golf to archery.   Anyway, I have been practicing my copic coloring, especially the reds over the past few days.  I spent quite a bit of time coloring this image & got almost finished when I colored outside of the lines.  Sigh...  I tried my colorless blender, but couldn't get all of the red out.  I was a lot frustrated with it, when one of my boys came through & saw my face.  I showed him where I had "messed" up & had tried to remove it with the colorless blender.  I could still see the mess.  He said, "Mom, coloring is not a game of perfect."    When I saw the Ways to Use it challenge today where we were supposed to "mess" it up, I knew that was the solution to cover up my mistake.  After he saw my splatters on the card, he told me "See what happens when you get out of your own head??!!" Lol The current Power Poppy Creative Confetti is~ Just Around~ to round a corner.

Stamp: Dynamic Duos; Peonies & Tulips Power Poppy
c/s: white, black
copics, Tim Holtz distress marker for splatter, corner rounder

Until next time!
~Misti

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Chin Up




The current House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge #279 is ~ Anything Goes or Holiday Spirit~  We've had a cold snap here in TX & it is kind of putting me in the mood for Christmas.  I may be making Christmas cards, but we haven't started listening to Christmas music or put up any decorations.  But, it's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week... next week!

Stamps: Chin Up House Mouse Stampendous
c/s: white, red
copics, glossy accents

Until next time!
~Misti

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SC723 Giving Thanks




This week's Sketch challenge on SCS was a bit o a challenge for me.  I got an image in my head & then it was frustrating because my image & sentiment were a bit larger than what I thought. 

Stamps: Autumn Tim Holtz, sentiment Power Poppy
c/s: white, brown
copics, distressed stripes ef, circle nestabilities

Until next time!
~Misti

Monday, November 12, 2018

CAS507 Blocks of Color





This week's CAS challenge is ~ Blocks of Color   It stumped me for a little bit!  This is what I came up with. 

Stamps: Poppy XL Power Poppy
c/s: white, black, red
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Poppies




The current Allsorts challenge #493~ Poppies and/ or the color red.  I have several poppies that haven't gotten much love recently so I could do this challenge several times over. 


Stamp: Poppy Cot House Mouse
c/s: white, black, red
copics, black crystal Nuvo drops

Until next time!
~Misti

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Remembrance Day


I was talking with a friend a week ago or so about my House Mouse Collection. I told her that there was a House Mouse stamp for "every" occasion.  Today, one of my boys asked me trying to being a little cheeky, if there was a House Mouse image that would work for Remembrance Day.  I told him I had 2 different House Mouse stamps that had poppies.  "grin"

Stamp: Special Delivery House Mouse
c/s: white, red, black
copics, glossy accents

Until next time!
~Misti

Friday, November 9, 2018

Happy Birthday in Yellow



This week, I was in line at the PO.  There were 2 ladies behind me who were having quite the discussion about Nov/Dec birthday card colors.  One of them was bemoaning the fact that people think it's so cute to send red colored birthday cards & she was "sick" of all that red, someone send me a yellow card!!!  I can't send her my yellow card, but I did think of that conversation as I colored this. LOL 

Seize the Birthday~ CAS
Power Poppy Creative Confetti ~ Just Color!

Stamps: Simply Camellias Power Poppy, sentiment Verve
copics, oval punches, wink of Stella glitter pen

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, November 8, 2018

WT713 Blanket Time


This week's Ways to Use it challenge is ~ Blanket Time~  I don't have any quilting dies, so I went with an image with an actual blanket. 

Stamps: Big Yawn Gruffies
c/s: white, Lemon Tart
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

O Christmas Tree



I can't even remember when I bought this stamp but I know it's been several years.  It's one that doesn't get used very often.  It came to mind when I saw this week's sketch challenge.   The current Retro Rubber challenge is ~Anything Goes~



Stamps: Holiday Blessings The Greeting Farm
c/s: white, red
copics, glossy accents

Until next time!
~Misti

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

F4A454 Deck the Halls



Friday's Free 4 All challenge on SCS was ~ Love Your Stamps~ to ink up a stamp that hadn't been inked.  Ummm... I have one or two that qualified!  *roll eyes*

Stamp:  Deck the Halls House Mouse Stampendous
c./s: white, red
copics, glossy accents

Until next time!
~Misti

Monday, November 5, 2018

CAS506 You're a little nutz!


This week's CAS challenge on SCS is ~ Aw Nuts!  I haven't used this stamp set at all.  I've seen it used as an Easter stamp with the "nuts" being pastel colors. I wanted them to be peanuts. 

Stamp: Chipmunk Treat House Mouse Stampendous
c/s: white, brown, kraft
copics

Until next time!
~Misti


Sunday, November 4, 2018

DEC18VSNMINI3 Holly



Lee's Mini VSN challenge is all about The Grinch.  She challenged us to use the colors red, white & green. 

Stamps: Holly digi stamp Power Poppy
c/s: red, green
copics, glossy accents

Until next time!
~Misti

Saturday, November 3, 2018

JUGS#465 Musical



This week's JUGS challenge is a word week & the word is ~ Musical~.  

Stamp: House Mouse, Musical background MFT
c/s: white, green, red
copics, glossy accents, white Nuvo crystal drops

Until next time!
~Misti

Friday, November 2, 2018

DEC18VSNMINI1 Oh Christmas Tree



Tonight is the VSN Mini Challenges on SCS.  My challenge kicked off the festivities tonight.  You can find all of the details HERE.

It's also Day #2 of the #dailymarker30day

Stamps: Juggling Ornaments House Mouse
c/s: white, green, red
copics

Until next time!
~Misti