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Jan 9, 2015

It's always better when...

Happy Friday and thanks for visiting! I hope you are staying warm wherever you are! It's been bitterly cold here in the Midwest. The kids only had 1 day of school since the end of Winter break. They were so excited!! Me too, I would have hated to go out in this weather. I do love snow and winter in general, just not this extreme cold.

Time for me to share my first 2015 "Just for Fun - Rubber Stamps"  creation with you.
Their 40% New Year's Sale is still going on until January 15th. So there is still some time to shop. These stamps are a wonderful red rubber quality, and you can choose from wood mounted, cling mounted or unmounted.
There is something about the stamp "Collaged Row of Houses" that I absolutely love and it was something I had chosen for my very first Design Team packet last year.

This was a very simple card to make. I just cut out some "hills" using old designer papers and an old oval template. Next I stamped the image, colored and fussy cut. The houses actually connect in the stamp, but I wanted to use them separately. The background paper is also a very old designer paper from my stash. Sentiment is by JFF as well. It's perfect to cut apart and adhere the lines to the card or mixed media project separately. To finish it off, I simply added a prima flower with brad and a punched out butterfly with some sticky pearls. 
Here is a closer view of the houses.

Product list:
Collaged Row of Houses, when friends gather together
SU retired designer papers, copic blending card, SU olive
prima flower, brad, MS butterfly punch, sticky pearls
copics for coloring

I am playing along here:
Clear It Out - Anything Goes   
Loves Rubber Stamps- Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays- - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - -- Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations -- Words to Inspire
Have a great day!!


  1. This is gorgeous! I love love love the colors and the houses!!!!

  2. Sounds really cold at your end Ellie, keep warm.

    Such a pretty card.

    B x

  3. Super cute card! I love all the little houses and this made into a perfect scene!
    Stay warm!

  4. This is so beautiful!! I love the scene you've created!! The houses are fabulous!! Gorgeous card!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. I love how your houses have been stamped on words.....a cool idea. Lovely scene you've created too. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

  6. Lovely card with a great scene. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  7. Ellie, hope your family is staying cozy during this intense weather. Glad to hear the schools are not requiring the kids to stand & wait for buses or tramp through the icy temps. It's not that bad here in our SC area, but the schools had delayed opening on Thursday. Today was a bit warmer - relatively speaking! Love this delightful cottage scene with the cute houses, the colorful dp patterns, and the landscape you created with the paper cuts, patterns & textures. It's so interesting & cute. TFS & Hugs- Happy Wkend.

  8. Wonderful use of the houses Ellie - it is a stunning card.
    Your weather has made the headlines here, (New Zealand) and it is ongoing by what was said tonight - keep warm and stay safe!!

  9. I am in love with those stamps! Thanks for enabling! LOL Thanks for playing with us over at Party Time Tuesdays! :)

  10. This is so cute! I love the hills and the paper you used for the houses.

  11. So cute Ellie - love those houses. Thanks so much for joining in at OLLB.
    Lynn x

  12. Very cute and creative! I like seeing different ways to use printed paper :) Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  13. Love those stamps, great card, glad you could join our anything goes challenge at Loves Rubberstamps, please join our sunday hop too..
    Hugs Blankina

  14. Thanks for playing along with us @ CIO challenge blog...stop by and play with us again <((><
    Great project you have entered :)

  15. Fabulous scene, love the "hills" and your houses with the print pattern. A gorgeous creation.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart and we hope to see you again.

  16. Love these fun houses. How clever to use the word papers for the houses. I really like the cloud background sky. I hope this freezing weather leaves pretty soon. We are having freezing rain right now with snow predicted on top of that. Hope you avoid this part of the forecast.

  17. This is so super cute, love the fabulous scene you created with this row of houses. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  18. Very cute. I love how you stamped the houses on the word paper.


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