Friday, September 21, 2018

Leaf Gliding


Ever since DTGD ended, I have struggled to find my mojo again.  What better way to find it than to use a House Mouse stamp, right??!!  LOL    I combined two challenges:  House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~ Anything Goes Or Sports/Activities  (Leave gliding is a thing! *wink* )   Cards in Envy: Feels like Fall...  the calendar may say that Fall is close, but here in Texas, we are still in the mid 90's. 

Stamps:  Fall Flight House Mouse, sentiment Verve
c/s: white, brown
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Sunday, September 16, 2018

IC667 & The Flower Challenge

 This week's Inspiration Challenge on SCS took us to an Etsy shop.  My inspiration for this card came from THIS piece.  I made a shaving cream background.    I combined it with the August The Flower Challenge ~ Anything Goes. 

Stamps: Dynamic Duos Power Poppy, sentiment by My Sentiment's Exactly
c/s: white, gray
copics, shaving cream, reinkers

Until next time!
~Misti

Monday, August 13, 2018

CAS494 Thinking of You


This week's CAS challenge on SCS is "Things with Wings".  I decided to pull out this dragonfly from Inkadinado & use some Tim Holtz Distress inks. They are addictive!  I haven't found a list of matching cardstock, so I'll just be pairing them with neutral colors for now.

Stamps: Mindscapes Inkadinkado
c/s: white, black
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, August 9, 2018

DTGD & HMFMC


Today, I combined Lee's DTGD challenge, with the Ways to Use it challenge on SCS~ Beach Party & the current House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~` Stitching, Real or Faux

Y'all... I have made 37 different cards in 6 days!!! That's amazing for me right now.  There's one more day of DTGD & then it might take me 6 days to clean up my area.

Stamps: Keeping Cool House Mouse
c/s: white, gray
copics, Swirls ef, grosgrain ribbon, Avery Elle wonky stitch dies

Until next time!
~Misti

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

DTGD & Simon Says Stamp



I made this for Stampersandee's DTGD challenge on SCS with the current Simon Says Stamp~ Distress It challenge.  I've been using my distress inks more & I think I'm going to NEED more!!  LOL 

Stamps: Fresh Brewed Blueprint Stampers Anonymous
c/s: white, brown
Tim Holtz distress inks

Until next time!
~Misti


DTGD & Power Poppy Creative Confetti



Power Poppy has a new challenge this month called "Creative Confetti".  The theme this month is your birthstone.  Can I be honest.... I absolutely HATE my birthstone... amethyst. We even lived in Zambia, Africa where it was very common!!!    I am not a purple fan on any level, but it was my Gran's favorite color so it reminds me of her.    I took 2 different Tim Holtz colors & combined them to create the background.  I combined it with Ceal's Dare to Get Dirty on SCS. 

Stamps: Lilac Time Power Poppy
c/s: white, black
Tim Holtz inks, water brush

Until next time!
~Misti

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

DTGD & Crafty Calendar Challenge

I'm having so much playing in the DTGD challenges over on SCS. Dinner may be a bit later, but everyone has been fed each day & we all have clean underwear!  LOL   I combined one of them with this month's Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Dots And/Or Stripes

Stamps: Fresh Penny Black
c/s: white, black
copics, Seeing Spots ef, black Nuvo Crystal drops

Until next time!
~Misti

Sunday, August 5, 2018

DTGD & The Paper Players

I combined 2 challenges for this card... Vicki's DTGD challenge on SCS & the current Paper Players Challenge ~ Humorous ~  I've been playing along with the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges & every day my 16 year old asks me if I finished all of the cards.  He's been helpful with his opinions & tonight when he saw this card, he even smirked!!!  Total win in my book!!! 

Stamps: Gordon Golfer Art Impressions
c/s: white, green
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Saturday, August 4, 2018

DTGD & CAS Sunflower


Today started the first day of Dare to Get Dirty (DTGD) over on SCS.  I combined Dina's challenge with the August CAS Watercolor Challenge ~ Sunlowers~

I have been a little intimidated when it comes to watercolors.  So many opinions on what brands, price point, etc.  I bought a very cheap set of watercolors & a package of brushes that was a variety of sizes.  I'm thinking I'll be watching some how to videos on Youtube!!

stamps: In Praise of Sunflowers Power Poppy
c/s: white, brown
copics, watercolors, stencil

Until next time!
~Misti

Saturday, July 28, 2018

HMFMC#271 Christmas in July

The current House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge is ~ Anything Goes with the Option of Christmas in July.  We've been having warmer than normal temperatures & while I'm loving it, I decided to pull out a Christmas stamp. 

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

Until next time!
~Misti

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Double Challenge Hedgie


I combined the VSN challenge ~ Bicycle Fun~ with the current Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~Anything Goes~.

Stamps: Hedge Delivery Penny Black
c/s: white, blue
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Double Challenge Bunny


I made this for the current House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~ Anything Goes and/or Hot Summer Days & my VSN challenge "Pool Party".  I'm jealous of this bunny!!!  LOL

Stamps: Inner Tube Nap House Mouse
c/s: white, gray
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Saturday, July 7, 2018

MFT Summer School Day 5: Symmetry


This wraps up my cards for My Favorite Things Summer School Day 5: Symmetry.  

Stamps: Polar Bear Pals MFT
c/s: white, black
copics, Nuvo drops black

Until next time!
~Misti




Friday, July 6, 2018

HMFMC#269 Back to School

The current House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge is ~ Anything Goes or Back to School.   It's hard to believe that it's mid-July already.  I'm seeing school supplies & back packs lining the aisles of the stores.  We are going to blink & it's going to be time for school to start back up again.

Stamps: School Supplies House Mouse
c/s: white, yellow, black
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, July 5, 2018

MFT Summer School Day 4: Complementary Colors


My Favorite Things Summer School Day 4: Complementary Colors  Most of my stamping stuff is still in storage from our move.  I told my hubby I either need to make a trip to our storage unit in Okla or I need to place a couple of nice size orders or both!  LOL   I won't admit this again, but I am amazed at how creative I have been with the stamps I have access to!! 

Stamps: My Favorite Chick MFT
c/s: white, Blu Raspberry
copics, circle nestabilities

Until next time!
~Misti

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

MFT Summer School Day 3: Repetition


My Favorite Things Summer School Day 3 is all about repetition.  I used the little leaf stamp from the giraffe set & stamped it over the background.  Then I used Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink & sponged over the background.  Then I used a toothbrush & some white acrylic paint to add some flecks. 

Stamps: Giraffing Me Crazy MFT
c/s: white, black
copics, Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink, acrylic white paint

Until next time!
~Misti

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

MFT Summer School Day 2: Primary Colors


My Favorite Things Summer School Day 2 is all about Primary Colors. 

Stamps: Pure Innocence Hey Cupcake! MFT 
c/s: white, blue, red, yellow
copics, Happy Birthday ef,

Until next time!
~Misti

Monday, July 2, 2018

MFT Summer School Day 1 White Space

My Favorite Things is having a 5 day Summer School.  Day 1 is all about white space.   I kept thinking "this needs more."  LOL

Stamps: Birthday Chicks MFT
c/s: white, red
copics, stickles   

Until next time!
~Misti 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

CAS485 Happy Birthday



stamps: Wish Big House Mouse
c/s: white, Summer Splash
copics, Seeing Spots ef, circle nestabilites, banner die Avery Elle

Until next time!
~Misti



Friday, June 8, 2018

WT691 Need Ice




This week's Ways to Use it challenge on SCS is~ Drink Up~  It's been a bit warm here in TX.  We've gone through a TON of ice! 

Stamps: Keeping Cool House Mouse
c/s: white, pink, gray
copics, Swirls ef

Until next time!
~Misti

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Penny Black & More June Challenge



The June Penny Black & More Challenge is~ In the Garden  I haven't used this Penny Black stamp in awhile, so I decided to ink it up & practice my coloring.  

Stamps: Poppy Trio Penny Black
c/s: white, black, red
copics, Crystal Nuvo black

Until next time!
~Misti

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Flower Challenge & Day 3 Daily Marker Challenge






This month's The Flower Challenge is to "Use Any Previous Challenge", so I chose challenge #14 for this card... a CAS theme.  I'm still a day behind on the 30 Day Challenge, but I'm hoping to get it caught up soon. 

Stamps: Power Poppy Dynamic Duo
c/s: white, yellow, black
copics, Black Crystal Nuvo drops, black grosgrain ribbon

Until next time!
~Misti

Sunday, June 3, 2018

CAS 484 & Day 2 Daily Marker


 This week's CAS challenge theme is "Under the Sea".   I won't type out the lyrics... I have the song stuck in my head.   LOL

Stamps: I'm  A Puffer For You Hero Arts
c/s: white, gray
copics

Until next time!
~Misti


Saturday, June 2, 2018

HMFMC#267 & Day 1 Coloring Challenge





I combined the current House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~ Anything Goes &/Or Dies with Day 1 of the Daily Marker Coloring Challenge.  

Stamps: House Mouse Golf, sentiment Hero Arts
c/s: white, black
copics, circle die, Swiss Dots ef

Until next time!
~Misti

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

HMFMC266 Flower Power


The current House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge is ~ Anything Goes or Flower Power   I'm loving all of the flowers that are in bloom right now! 

Stamps: Scent of Lilac House Mouse
c/s: white, blue, gray
copics, white grosgrain ribbon

Until next time!
~Misti

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Let's Eat Cake!



Now I'm hungry for cake!  LOL

Challenges:  HMFMC#264 ~ Anything Goes OR Let's Eat 
SIP Challenge 146~ Food & Drink

Stamps: Eat Your Cake & Nap Too House Mouse
c/s: white, pink, gray
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Monday, April 16, 2018

Poppy Fields


I combined 2 challenges with this card... this week's CAS challenge on SCS & the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  

Stamps: Poppy Fields Penny Black
c/s: white, black, red
copics, black grosgrain ribbon

Until next time!
~Misti

Sunday, April 1, 2018

CAS475 Mousy Mischief




Lee's CAS challenge over on SCS this week is April Fool's fun.  I decided this onery little mouse would work perfectly. 

Stamps: Birthday Mischief House Mouse
c/s: white, pink, brown
copics, Swirls ef

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, March 29, 2018

WT681 ~ Butterfly ~

This week's Ways to Use It challenge on SCS is ~ Butterflies ~  this was the ONLY butterfly that I have with me.  And it's a set that I haven't used in a long time. 

Stamps: Mindscapes Inkadinkado
c/s: white, black
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, black grosgrain ribbon

Until next time!
~Misti

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

MAR18VSNH Lil' Nibblers


I made this for Ky's VSN challenge "Who's In Your Garden?"   

Stamps: Carrot Friend House Mouse
c/s: white, gray, orange
copics, Seeing Spots

Until next time!
~Misti

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Last Minute Lucy

How on earth is it the end of March already????  Where did the month go???  As soon as I saw Ally's Power Poppy Inspiration board, I knew which one I wanted to use.  It's just taken me all month to get it made. 
Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle for quilt or craft by fivemonkeyfabrics #Etsy #fabrics Love the color combination!

This was the fabric that inspired my card. 

Stamps: Simply Camellias Power Poppy
c/s: white, Lemon Tart, gray
copics, Seeing Spots ef

Until next time!
~Misti

Monday, March 26, 2018

MAR18VSNG Lilacs


I'm still working on VSN cards.  This card is for Melody's challenge ~ Lilacs~ 

Stamps: Lilac Time Power Poppy
c/s: white, green, purple
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Sunday, March 25, 2018

CAS474 Pink Roses

This week's CAS challenge is all about women.  I didn't bring any women stamps with me, so I had to get a bit creative & use this female hedgy!!! 

Stamps:  Roses on the Run Penny Black
c/s: white, black
copics, Swiss Dots ef

Until next time!
~Misti

Saturday, March 24, 2018

MAR18VSNB Bee Happy


Here's another card I made for VSN.  This one is for Judy's challenge "Bee Kind" to feature a bee. 

Stamps: Bee Happy Flowerpot Penny Black
c/s: white, black, yellow
copics, nestabilities

Until next time!
~Misti

Friday, March 23, 2018

MAR18VSNA Hello There

Tonight I kicked off the first challenge for VSN ~How Does Your Garden Grow~  You can find the details of my challenge HERE  You have until April 2, to upload your cards.

Stamps: Hedgy Truffles Penny Black
c/s: white, black
copics

Until next time!
~Misti


Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Little Refreshment


I combined 2 challenges for this card:  Ways to Use it on SCS is in honor of World Water Day & the current House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~ Anything Goes or Ribbon/Bows

Stamps: Tin Can of Showers House Mouse
c/s: white, gray, black
copics, black grosgrain ribbon

Until next time!
~Misti

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Flower Challenge #18


This month's The Flower Challenge is ~Anything Goes~   You would think with all of the flower cards I make, this challenge would be easy for me to remember, but it isn't.  I'm trying out a new challenge system to "try" to keep track of the challenges I want to play in a little more organized.  We'll see if it works!  LOL 

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

Until next time!
~Misti

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Penny Black & More March Challenge


The March Penny Black & More Challenge is ~ Feature a Creature.   I got into a nice routine over spring break of crafting first thing in the morning.  We got home & back to our normal routine.  I almost didn't get my card made!  Definitely going to have to work on a new routine for getting my card made earlier in the day. 

Stamps: Cheesecake Penny Black
c/s: white, black, yellow
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Monday, March 19, 2018

Spring Break Challenge #8


Today is my last day of spring break... tomorrow will be back at the normal routine.   Today's card is for the Penny Black Saturday challenge.  All of my Penny Black Easter stamps are packed in our storage unit.  We really didn't think it would take us thing long to get settled into our own place & could get our stuff out of storage.  But life happens!  My card went with the "anything goes" option!

Stamps: Delights Penny Black
c/s: white, yellow, black
Copics, Seeing Spots ef

Until next time!
~Misti

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spring Break Challenge #7


I only have one day left in my Spring Break challenge.  I'm the hostess this week for the CAS challenge on SCS.  It's "Oh Happy Day"  March 20th is the International Day of Happiness & it's also my anniversary!!!  My challenge is to show me something that makes you happy.  My card features one of my fav flowers & my fav color combo.. yellow, black & white. 

Stamps: Spring Daisy Altenew
c/s: white, yellow, black
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Spring Break Challenge #6


                                                           


                                             



Today's Spring Break Card is for 2 challenges... (the purple really is a dark eggplant purple... in my photo it almost looks blue.)  The Color Throwdown #484 & the SIP#141

Stamps: Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher Power Poppy, sentiment Recollections
c/s: white, green, purple
copics

Until next time!
~Misti