Sunday, December 30, 2007
YAHOO!! We had everything counted and tallied in just over four hours!
Now that I'm home, I'm going to have some lunch . . .take a nap . . .and then start stamping . . .got lots of projects in the works . . .and I have two whole days off, so I can get lots of stamping done!
BTW . . .those NEW Valentine Penguins & Polar Bears from Memory Box are on the way! Sooooooooooo cute! Click here to see them.
ta ta for now . . .
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Well . . . she brought them in (all 20!) to show me what she did . . . and OH my! They were EVER so cute! I just had to try one out for myself.
Sooooo . . . here's the tin I made:
What I used:
White Band-Aid Tin
Reef Journey 6x6 Paper by 7 Gypsies
Stylish Sentiments Stamp Set by Inkadinkado
Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance Ink Pad
Grungeboard (Alphabet & Elements)
Distress Crackle Paint
Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon
Zip Dry Glue
Paint Grungeboard with Distress Crackle Paint . . .the thicker you apply the paint, the more it cracks. Set aside to dry.
Cut patterned paper to 3 1/4" x 6"
From the left over piece of paper, cut a second piece measuring 3 1/4" x 3" (Since the patterned paper wasn't long enough to fit around the entire tin, I created a seam on the back and side of the tin.)
Adhere smaller piece of patterned paper to tin using Zip Dry glue
Stamp sentiment on larger piece of patterned paper. (I placed the paper over the tin and "pinched" the edges where the paper would wrap around and used my pinch marks as a guide to stamp the sentiment.)
Adhere larger piece of patterned paper to tin.
Wrap 1/8" Wonder Tape around the lid of the tin and attach ribbon.
Use Glue Dots to adhere the button to the flower and the flower to the tin.
Use Glue Dots to adhere Grungeboard to tin.
Viola! A decorated Band-Aid Tin!
**Tip: If using paper larger than 6x6, cut it to measure 3 1/4" x 7 3/4"
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Dashing through the snow
To the stamp store here we go.
O'er the streets we pass
Anxious to spend cash!
Stamps on store shelves call
Making spirits bright.
Oh what fun it is to sing,
The stamping song tonight!
Stamping art, stamping art,
Stamping all the way!
Oh, what fun it is to stamp
In the good old fashion way!
Stamping art, stamping art,
Stamping's here to stay!
Oh, what fun it is to stamp
All the gifts you give today!
Happy holidays! May you have a blessed holiday season!
ps: I didn't come up with these songs . . .they were sent to me a llllllooooonnnnggg time ago by my upline way back when I was an SU! demonstrator. :D
Friday, December 21, 2007
Come on over for Make-N-Takes on Saturday, December 22 to create a Votive Candle Holder* from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
No RSVP necessary, just stop by any time between 5 - 8. See you there!
*Proceeds from the Make-N-Takes will be donated to the Escondido Humane Society.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
In the meantime, here are a few more thank you cards:
Cathy over at St. Clair Stamps was my inspiration for the above card. She does such beautiful stuff!
What I used:
Mega Thanks stamp set by Stampendous
Graphite Black Brilliance Ink
Rocket Red Gold Brilliance Ink
Patterned cardstock by Fancy Pants (I think . . found it in my stash)
Green Cardstock and White Cardstock by Prism
This Giraffe is so stinkin' cute I couldn't stand it! Again I saw a sample done by Cathy using this set . . .and of course, I had to have a set for me!
What I used:
Mindy's Zoo by Autumn Leaves
Thanks by Lockhart Stamp Co.
Jumbo Java VersaMagic Ink
Patterned Cardstock . . .from my stash . . .not sure of the manufacturer.
Light Green and Husk Cardstock by Prism
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
In the meantime, I've been busy making thank you cards. Here are few:
What I used for Floral Thank You:
Two Steppin' in the Garden stamp set by Technique Tuesday
Stylish Sentiments stamp set by Inkadinkado
Red Pepper Adirondack Ink
Salmon Adirondack Ink
Graphite Black Brilliance Ink
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
What I used for Flower Trio:
Flower Trio stamp by Gina K.
Stylish Sentiments stamp by InkadinkadoGraphite Black Brilliance Ink Eggplant Adirondack Ink PrismaColor Colored Pencils Frosted Cobalt, Brilliant White, and Black Prismatics Cardstock by Prism Fine Tip Black Pen Ribbon Watercolor brush (to color the vase using the Eggplant ink)
What I used for Cappuccino Thank You:
Cappuccino stamp by Inkadinkado
Ring stamp by Inkadinkado
Stylish Sentiments by Inkadinkado
Sand Beige Versacolor Ink
Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance Ink
3-D Crystal Lacquer (for the foam on the cappuccino)
There are the details . . .the stamping is pretty straight forward . . . but if you have any questions about any of the cards, feel free to email me. :D
Saturday, December 15, 2007
What I used:
Pail from Stampendous
Red Scroll Felt Fusion
Classic Red Cardstock from Prism
White Cardstock from Prism
Swirl Tree from Rosie's Roadshow
Sentiment Stamp from American Art Stamp
Diamond Dots from Stampendous
Mega Circle Punch
Giga Scalloped Circle Punch
Zip Dry Glue
Sheer Red & White Polka Dot Ribbon
Onyx Black Versafine Ink
Rocket Red Brilliance Ink
Fine Black Pen
Cut Felt Fusion to wrap around the bottom of the Pail
Carefully remove adhesive backing from Felt Fusion and adhere to Pail
Cut a 3 1/2" circle from white cardstock using circle cutter and edge with Rocket Red ink
Punch Scalloped Circle from Red Cardstock and doodle border with fine tip pen
Stamp Swirl Tree using Onyx Black ink, color with pencils and embellish with Diamond Dots
Use Fine Tip Black pen to "ground" the Tree
Punch out using Mega Circle Punch and adhere to Red Scalloped Circle
Adhere Red Scalloped Circle to white 3 1/2" circle
Adhere white circle to Pail lid using Zip Dry glue
Punch tag from white cardstock
Stamp sentiment using Onyx Black ink
Doodle border using fine tip pen
Adhere to Classic Red scrap and trim to create a border around white tag
Tie tag to Pail handle with ribbon
Ta-da! All done!
We'll be hosting Make-N-Takes this evening at our retail location from 5:00 - 8:00. No RSVP necessary . . .just stop by and make an Ornament using Luminarte's Primary Elements.
The cost is $5.00 donation. All proceeds will be donated to the Escondido Humane Society.
See you tonight!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
What I used:
Large Hinge Top Candy Tin (fits a gift card perfectly!)
Patterned Paper from Daisy D's
Happy Holidays Stamp from American Art Stamp
Onyx Black Versafine Ink
Felt Flower & Button from Noteworthy Embellishment Jar
Mini Glue Dots
Corner Rounder Punch
Cut patterned paper to 2 1/8" x 3 1/2"
Round corners with punch
Adhere to top of Candy tin using Zip-Dry glue
Adhere Button to Felt Flower with a Glue Dot
Adhere Felt Flower & Button to Tin with a Glue Dot
Run Grosgrain ribbon through Xyron and attach to Tin
Stamp sentiment, if desired
Done! See . . .told ya it was a quick and easy project!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
These are packets of "Snowman Soup" that I gave out during our Open House last Saturday. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!
What I used:
Frosted Cobalt Cardstock by Prism
Majestic Purple Light Cardstock by Prism
Brilliant White Cardstock by Prism
Snowman Stamp by Great Impressions
Snowflake Stamp by Inkadinkado
Eggplant Adirondack Ink
Cool Peri Adirondack Ink
Mega Circle Punch
Giga Scalloped Circle Punch
Poem printed out from computer (see below for poem)
Cut Frosted Cobalt cardstock to 4.25" x 11"
Randomly stamp Snowflake with Cool Peri Adirondack ink
Score at 5.25", 5.5", and 5.75"
Cut Majestic Purple cardstock to 4.25" x 2.75"
Randomly stamp Snowflake with Cool Peri Ink
Fold in half
Stamp Snowmen with Eggplant Adirondack Ink on Brilliant White
Punch out using Mega Circle Punch (To do this, turn the punch around to line up the snowmen within the circle.)
Punch out Giga Scalloped Circle from Majestic Purple cardstock
Adhere Snowmen to purple scalloped circle.
Fold the Frosted Cobalt cardstock on the score lines to make a "w"
Adhere Snowmen to the Frosted Cobalt cardstock. . . kinda towards the bottom.
On the inside of the Cobalt stock, using a small piece of two-sided tape, adhere Hot Chocolate packet. Then, adhere the candy cane on the Hot Chocolate Packet.
Place the snowflake stamped piece of cardstock over the top of the cobalt cardstock and staple each side.
Adhere poem to the front and top it off with ribbon. There . . .all done! Hope you enjoy making your very own packets of Snowman Soup!
Here's the poem:
The weather's getting chilly
So listen, here's the scoop.
To warm up nice and quickly,
Have some Snowman Soup!
Just add hot water to the mix,
and stir it with a Peppermint Stick.
Sit back, relax, and sip it slow,
That should do the trick!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Brayers roll...are ya listening?
On the card...ink is glistening.
A beautiful sight...we're happy tonight,
Stamping in a winter wonderland.
In the kitchen we can build a snowman.
Then add color to his carrot nose.
You'll say: Are you finished?
I'll say: No ma'am,I need to add some glitter to the snow.
When we stamp...ain't it thrillin'?
Even when...the powder's spillin'.
We'll create and we'll play...the art stamper way,
Stamping in a winter wonderland.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Congratulations ladies! Please email me using the link to the right so I can send you a Coupon Code.
The total number of Snowmen shown in the picture is: 60
Thanks to all who played along . . . shall we play another game of "How Many. . .?"
This snowman stamp is from Great Impressions. I've been busy this week finishing up goodies for our first Open House (which is this Saturday, from 5pm - 8pm). I'm so excited!
I do hope you'll be able to stop by! And there will be FREE Horse and Carriage rides from 5-9 . . .and it's also 2nd Saturday Art Walk, so the Galleries (and lots of other shops along Grand Ave.) will be open late. Come on down! It'll be fun!
In the meantime, can you guess how many snowmen there are? Three people who guess closest without going over the actual number will receive 10% off any online order!
**psst - just the number of times I stamped those guys**
Here are the guidelines for the game:
1. Guesses must be posted as a comment here on the Blog.
2. Guesses will be accepted through Sun., 12/09
3. Winners will be announced Mon., 12/10
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Congratulations ladies! Please use the link to the right to email me so I can send you your Coupon Code.
The total number of Penguins shown in the picture is: 122
Stay tuned for another game of "How Many . . . "
This little guy is from The Cat's Pajamas . . .and he is ever so cute! I've been working on bag toppers for Jingle Bell Cruise (which is this Sat., December 1st) and thought it would be fun to play a game.
Can you guess how many penguins there are? The first three people who guess closest to the actual number without going over will receive 10% off any on-line purchase!
Wanna implement some of those techniques? Here's your chance:
Save 10% on all Tim Holtz products now through Dec. 25th!
Just enter coupon code "TH12Days" during checkout. Click here to shop.
The fine print: Please note, Grungeboard is really hot right now, so it might take a bit longer to receive it.
Monday, December 03, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Winter Take Ten (which has a GREAT card by Teresa A. using justjohanna stamps!):
AND the latest issues of:Stamper's Sampler
Australian Stamping & Paper Crafts
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
As a reminder, our retail location will be closed Wed., 11/21 and Thurs., 11/22 for the holiday. Shipment of on-line orders will also be delayed two days due to the holiday.
Now on to a bunch of blah blah blah . . .
I thought I took a picture of a card that I made for Thanksgiving and was going to post it here, but I didn't take the picture for whatever reason . . . ***sigh***
And about that Shadow Box . . .I'm stuck . . .collage is difficult for me . . .I think it must take four times as long for me to complete something than others . . . oh to have that talent! But, I'm sure I'll find just the "right" thing and finish it up sooner or later. . . .
. . .and I must admit that part of that delay has to do with the fact that I've been a bit distracted over the past week or so . . . I've got some pretty cool events coming up in December so my poor brain hasbeenworkingthisfastwithoutabreakyesevenat3:00inthemorningfordaysnow. Whew!
So much to do and prepare for and just not enough hours in the day!
So with that being said, mark your calendar for December 8th! We're having our very first Holiday Open House at our retail location! We'll be open our regular hours that day, then close for three hours to set up . . .and then re-open at 5:00 for all the festivites . . .
Wait! Back up . . . Jingle Bell Cruise will be happening in Downtown Escondido on Sat., Dec. 1st (lots of other events, too! Visits with Santa, FREE Horse and Carriage rides, SNOW! Click here for the whole schedule) . . . and I'm gonna have some surprises for you . . .keep an eye out for the December Newsletter . . .it is going to be jam-packed with lots of information . . . which brings me to . . .
there will probably be an extra email or two during December . . . see?? I told you I've got lots of things happening! (theregoesmybrainagainintomaximumoverdrivebecausei'msoexcitedaboutallthefuneventsthatareplanned!)
You don't receive our newsletters? Click here to sign up! (the little box is at the bottom of the homepage.) They include what new products have arrived . . .what new products are available for pre-order (here's hint for one that's coming: "Two Scoops!") . . . savings at both our retail location AND online . . .just for a brief overview. . . .
Okay . . .enough blah blah blah for now . . . thanks for visiting!
YIKES! Almost forgot! Ta-da! Rosie's Roadshow is almost completely loaded on the website! Still have a few more categories to add . . .but I'm working on it . . .hmmmm, maybeicantalkmysonintoupdatingthewebsiteforme . . .(sorry, that's the brain in overdrive again.)
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Anything with a Red Tag will be just $2.00!
Yep . . . you read that right! Two bucks! Lots o' stockings can be stuffed to rim with these deals . . . some items will be up to 90% off!
But it's one day only . . .so don't miss it! Doors open at 10:00 am.
Keep an eye out for some fantabulous events happening here in Downtown Escondido during the month of December . . .more details to follow soon!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
I'm working on this project (actually, I'm working on two projects). . . and I must interject here that I am much more of an "instant gratification" type of gal than a "paint and wait for it to dry before moving on to the next step" type of gal . . .that being said:
When I got those Blank Board Shadow Boxes in at the store, I immediately thought of the Distress Crackle Paint. Helllloooooo . . . .they go together! Like peanut butter and bananas (or jelly, if you prefer).
So, I brought a shadow box home and painted it. And there it sat, all painted and crackled and waiting for the next step . . . for 4 days, I sat and stared at it. I surfed the web for some inspiration . . .and then stared at the box some more. Finally, I told my DH what I had in mind, but wasn't sure how to execute it.
This is why he's a genius: "Use that sheet you have . . .the one that cleans up really easy."
duh! Why didn't I think of that?? . . . He's speaking of my Non-Stick Craft Sheet . . . and guess what?? It worked! See! I told you he's a genius.
Sorry . . no pics yet, but I've been very good at taking step by step pictures so that when this project is done, I can post it all at once with somewhat of a tutorial . .. should be ready by this time next year. .. just kidding . . .I'm on a roll now . .. . shouldn't be much longer . . .
Off to see if that paint is dry yet . . .
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Save 10% on your entire on-line order of $40.00 or more! Just enter Coupon Code "CATSNOV10" during checkout. Click here to start saving.
The Fine Print: Valid on-line only. May not be combined with any other offer or special. Not valid on Class Fees or Gift Certificates. Coupon expires 11/24/07.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Valid in-store & on-line! To receive the savings at our retail location, just mention the Spooktacular Blog Special. For on-line orders, enter coupon code SPOOKY10 during checkout.
the fine print: May not be combined with any other special or offer. One coupon per person, please. Valid through October 31, 2007.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I'm so happy that UPS arrived yesterday and today! There are some fantastic new goodies for you:
Tinkering Ink Noir Blanc Cardstock - sooooo cool! two-sided 12x12 in all black and white!
NEW Clear Stamps from Inkadinkado
The latest issue of Somerset Studio
The latest issue of Mary Englebreit's Home Companion
New Embellishment Kits
Clear Sets from Hero Arts
Such good stuff!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
All of the images were stamped on Rosie's Really Good Paper and colored with PrismaColor pencils. I did use my Stardust Pen and Stickles and Clear Glaze Pen on most of them. Solid Cardstock is by Prism and Patterned Papers are from Crafty Secrets, Sassafras Lass, One Heart-One Mind and a2z.
We never were evacuated from our home, and I am very thankful for that. The store is fine . . .although please note, we will be closed today as well. I will be going over there this afternoon just to check on it.
More updates later. . . .
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Watching the fires on the news has been . . . I can't think of the right word. . . .
I step out front every now and again to check the hill . . .there hasn't been any glow for a few hours now. Then I go into the backyard to watch for falling embers. Lots of ash, but thankfully, no embers.
The moon is eerie . . . it's orange.
More evacuations have been ordered down south . . .near Spring Valley . . . apparently Mt. Miguel is now burning . . . some transmitters for local news stations are on that mountain . . .well, they were on that mountain.
I'm going to go back to my craft room, now . . .
Monday, October 22, 2007
I have a couple of friends who have been part of the mandatory evacuation and have spoken to them briefly . . .they are all okay. . . whew!
Thanks to all of you for the emails and comments! It is so appreciated.
Oddly enough, I've been doing the same thing that Deb has been doing. . . sitting at my craft table and coloring. Helps keep my mind from wandering to the horrible land of "Whatif."
I'll keep you updated . . . thanks again for all your thoughts!
2:30 pm Update - We have received the "Prepare to Evacuate" call, which means we will most likely have a mandatory evacuation in another hour or so.
If you have placed an online order within the past few days, please note there will probably be a delay in shipment until things clear up around here.
Just a quick post. Here are some pictures taken from my front and back yards. The fires are moving quickly . . .and the winds are pretty bad.
The picture above is taken from my driveway.
This is a palm tree in my neighbor's backyard to give you an idea of how strong the wind is.
This is taken from my backyard facing southwest.
This one is another from the backyard facing pretty much south.
I can only hope that people are heeding the advice of the police and fire department and evacuating when told to do so. . . .
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
The leaves are actually a sticker . . .similar to Magenta's Peel-Off's and Stampendous' Class A'Peels. I put it on acetate and then applied Alcohol Ink to the back and cut it out. For the background paper that the leaves are on, I spritzed a little bit of Iridescent Gold Radiant Rain onto Husk cardstock. Then I randomly stamped the Bohemian Flourish by Paper Artsy in Adirondack Lemonade ink. I ran the leaves through my Xyron so no adhesive would show through when attached to the cardstock. The patterned cardstock that Give Thanks (The Cat's Pajamas) is stamped on is from the Earthy Pack of cardstock from Crafty Secrets. Solid cardstock is by Prism.
This holly card was easy-peasy! The silver holly leaves are stickers as well. I colored the berries with a Red Glaze Pen. The sentiment and holly leaves on the right are from the Vintage Christmas stamp set from Crafty Secrets. A little tear here . . .a little tear there . . .layer it up and call it a card!
Finally, for the Ornament Card, I applied the ornament sticker on vellum. Then I colored the back using VersaMagic (Tea Leaves, Red Magic, Ocean Depth, Aspen Mist) and Brilliance (Starlit Silver) ink pads. Layered it onto white cardstock and inked the edges with Ocean Depth. The swirly stamp is also from the Vintage Christmas set and was stamped using Starlit Silver. The "Season's Greetings" is a sticker.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Well . . .the same goes for the Distress Crackle Paint. tee hee
I brought some home tonight . . .I've been dying to try this stuff! Besides, I needed to make color swatches for the store. (can you hear the rationalization going on?)
Okay . . .so I've got all of my little tags on the table, a box with my non-stick craft sheet ready to catch my painted tags. . .which, btw, if you don't have one of those non-stick craft sheets, I highly recommend it. It's fabu for all sorts of stuff!
Tangent . . .sorry . . . . it's late . . .I spent the weekend in Vegas, so I'm a bit tired.
Back to the Crackle Paint:
There I am happily painting my tags and neatly placing them in the box . . .I figure that by the time I get to the fourth or fifth tag, the first tag should be "crackling" right? Wrong.
So, I keep painting . . . and I check again . . .still no crackles. Hmph . . .
Finally, after 24 tags, I think, "They've gotta be crackling by now, right?" Barely.
Hmph . . .I don't think I like this stuff. . . ***sigh*** . . . on to another project. . . so I start working on the next project . . . and about 10 minutes into it, I look over at my box with all my painted tags, and . . .oh GREAT! All the tags are curled!! Now what??
duh . . . of course they curled . . . paper does that when it gets wet. (Like I said, I'm still recovering from Vegas)
Fine. . . .let's start reshaping the tags . . . if nothing else, at least they're pretty colors. . . so, I pick up the first tag and start curling it the other way and guess what?? Lo and Behold! They were crackled!! And it looks soooooooooooo cool!
Lessons learned: Don't watch a toaster OR painted tags. . . .oh, one more thing . . .the thicker the paint is applied the better the crackles. . . .and, try to get more than three hours of sleep per night while in Vegas.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Yep . . . well, sort of a day off.
I was actually out of town over the weekend, and didn't get home until the wee hours of the morning. . . .but boy oh boy did I bring home some good stuff for you!
NEW stamps from Prickley Pear!
NEW Acrylic Albums! (these things are sooooooo cool! click here to see them)
And then . . . Mr. Brown showed up today with FIVE boxes of goodness!
The Crackle Paint is officially at the store!
Fabu jars of embellies that include buttons, mulberry flowers, and felt flowers!
Radiant Rain Misters!
Sweet Chips from Crafty Secrets!
And even more goodies should be here by the end of the week . . . stay tuned!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
More Stampendous is on the way . . .and other good stuff, too! Been busy going through catalogs and shop, shop, shopping!
Keep an eye out for updates both here and on the website . . . eeeeeeeeeeeee! So much fun!
And . . . drum roll please . . .the NEW Distress Crackle Paint has been shipped to me! YAHOO!! Should be here at the store by next Thursday. . .
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Pillow Box - I just put it together, wrapped fibers around it, and added the little card. The bird stamp is from Crafty Secrets.
Interlocking Card - Easy Peasy! Just fold and tuck in the tab. The Cornucopia stamp is from Prickley Pear. I stamped it on Cream Puff cardstock, colored it with my PrismaColor Pencils, cut it out and adhered it to the card with foam tape.
Yep, those ever so cute House Mouse and Happy Hopper Stamps have arrived!
And. . . .more Crafty Secrets goodies are on the way . . .and paper from 7 Gypsies . . .and Figgy Pudding cardstock from Basic Grey . . . and the Stamp of the Month from Great Impressions . . . and great holiday stamps from Inkadinkado . . .stay tuned for when these treats arrive!
Don't forget! You can pre-order the NEW Tim Holtz Distress Paints at a special price through October 3rd.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Well . .. here I am . . .and there are goodies that have arrived . . .that are on the way . . .and even some that can be pre-ordered!
The latest issue of Stamper's Sampler has come in . . . and it's a really good issue! Some great Halloween ideas.
Speaking of Halloween . . . .Prickley Pear Designs have arrived! How perfect is this sentiment? after all, Halloween really is "all about the candy"!
And the Swanky Witch . . .
Here's the October board from Great Impressions! Those snowmen are ever so cute! And you can pre-order yours today by clicking here.
NEW clear sets from Inkadinkado! And this little fish set comes with embellishments!
And . . .look look look what's on the way! Yep . . .all the Distress Crackle Paints! And you can pre-order these, too . . .at a special introductory price! Hurry . . . the introductory price is good only through October 3, 2007. Click here to pre-order your paints!
I expect to receive those Happy Hoppers and House Mouse this week . . .and some super cool embellishments, too. . . .stay tuned . . . .