Saturday, February 1, 2014

Some cards and 2 Mousy magnet sets giveaway

I am excited that I got to create some stuff to share today!

MOUSE MAGNET SETS   (I am giving 2 of these magnet sets away!  If you want one, just comment on this post and I will randomly select 2 winners next week, Feb 8)
Who likes mice when they aren't nesting in your walls and running through your cupboards?

These magnet sets are using Berry Nice Mice, Cherry Nice Mice, So Sweet Mice and the new Salty Snack Mice.  I printed the images with a Dell laser printer onto Neenah cardstock.
35 mm squares
 30 mm circles

I made several sets of 8 mouse magnets each. I used THESE glass square tiles and THESE glass circle tiles  that I bought from Sun & Moon crafts, and the magnets that I used on the back are also from Sun & Moon crafts. These magnets are the best!  They are super thin and stronger than those big black glob magnets at walmart or local craft stores, and I like that they are silvery in finish and not black chalky feeling.
I used Sun & Moon glaze to "glue" the printed cardstock to the backs of the glass and then used the same stuff to "glue" the magnets to the back. They took a couple hours to completely dry.

I will give 2 Mouse Magnet sets away!  One set is circles and one is squares.
I will randomly select 2 commenters on this post on February 8.  I do not have any container for them, but I will make sure they are securely wrapped for shipping so that they don't break in transit.

I make my kids valentines cards that they pass out at school. Sure, I could buy the ones from the store and make it less time consuming, but I like to be different, and my kids LOVE that they get to "help" choose images and put them together.
I used the new MINI MAZES to make a strip of 3 little mazes to put on the inside of their valentines. My kids LOVE mazes and I figured their friends do too!
I used Silly Critters from last month for the fronts/outsides.

The kids teachers get special cards this year.  I used Lori M's Card Cut Window SVG set and combined with several Doodle Pantry floral pre-color images.  How fun it was to make these cards!  I got to use my new Zing cutting  machine and Make-the-cut to create these.
I made the teachers matching keychain/zipper pulls using glass domes and bails and hooks.
This one uses Bird of Paradise Color image

 Here is a pretty using the Jacaranda color image.
 Love the bright and cheerful yellow of the Palo Verde.
 And the red poppies flowers printed a nice red, but the photo didn't seem to capture it, looks more orangey in the photo.
For the insides, I used a new FREEBIE sentiment for Valentine's Day and some cute flower and sprig dies I got from Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope you are inspired to bless someone with a handmade card or gift!


Lisa Lara said...

These magnets are just precious Laurie. Love your valentines with the mazes inside.

Donna said...

Laurie, you have been super busy. The magnets are adorable! How fun. and I love all the cards. Those teachers' cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing these!

tinyfeet said...

Those mice magnets are sooo cute!
Thanks for the chance to win. The cards are absolutely gorgeous also!
Have a great day!
tinyfeet 22 at yahoo dot com

Sandi said...

Laurie - I didn't know that you had a 'personal' blog with crafts that you made. I just became a follower. I'll have to check if any of the craft stores in my area have these clear glass tiles, they look so darn cute with your images!
Sandi ♥

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I also didn't know you have a personal blog! Wonderful valentine's for your children and their classmates, and teachers! I love how your magnets turned out too! I have checked out the site for the magnets and glass covers and am sure to order there so thank you! I am so happy to become your follower!

Kathy D. said...

I just wanted to tell you I love those key chains. Will have to look into making those for friends. Those are beautiful cards and would make great Mother's Day cards too...hmmmm...might be lifting you!!
Kathy D.
P.S. - you don't have to put my name in the drawing...I just wanted to leave you a comment!

Karen D. said...

This is my first comment ever on any site since I started making cards and found your website. It seems pretty easy! The magnets are just too cute....I just love the critters - I wonder how they would look on a card - matching the critter stamp! Then whoever you send it to could take it off and use it on their fridge or where-ever. Hmm! I love all the ideas you give me! Karen

Max said...

Your wee moosie magnet tiles are simply adorable and would look even MORE adorable on the side of my fridge keeping all of my daughter's numerous training schedules in order. ;)

Max's Craft Creations

marilynwillauer said...

WOW I would love to be a teacher in your kids room, how thoughtful of you to spoil the teachers!!! Your magnets are adorable and the Valentines/teacher cards are so special!!!

Kathi said...

Laurie, I didn't know that you had a personal blog either but am sure glad to have found out! I am now following you and subscribed to updates. Those little magnets are just adorable, thanks so much for the chance to win them! And those teacher cards and keychains are just beautiful! Each one is so unique! I know the teachers will love receiving these beautiful gifts!

Gail said...

I just love your magnets you created - you did a wonderful job - liking those square ones very much and the round are lovely as well - Love those window cards! The valentine cards are also lovely - thanks for a chance to win a set of your magnets - have a great day! Gail

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terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I always love to see your flowers! The coloring is just fantastic!! Thanks for a chance at the magnets too!

Kathy W. said...

Oh Wow!! I absolutely love these magnets, what a great idea for a key chain too. All the new releases are super terrific and loving the svg cut files too, awesome! Thanks Laurie :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these magnets are so fun. I love the fun mice.

Your cards are gorgeous.

Jen said...

Your magnets are so cute, Laurie, and your other projects turned out soooo pretty!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE them all!!!!! <3

bncpools said...

Laurie, what darling magnets. They would look so cute on my refrigerator. (hint hint hint)hehe All kidding aside, what a fabulous idea done very well. :0)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stuff Laurie - I love the way you used the mazes! And you've been busy! Thanks for your inspiration!

Teresa Arsenault said...

You are so very clever with your key chains and magnets and simply delightfully designed cards. Thanks for some terrific inspiration.

Sarah said...

These magnets are too stinkin cute. They would be really cute added with something else to make gifts. Thanks for sharing. Sarah W

Janet Kay said...

OMGoodness the magnets are adorable! And all your cards are wonderful! You are so creative! I had no idea you had a blog! I've signed up! :)

Colleen said...

Your magnets are adorable.
Your Valentine cards.............Gorgeous. You do such wonderful coloring.
thank you for this opportunity
ColleenB. ~ Texas

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wowzers, your cards are gorgeous and the magnets and key chains/zipper pulls are awesome! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

Craftymama1990 said...

These are adorable...and after reviewing the tutorial on how to make them...well, what a wonderful gift (that took you a lot of time to make). I really like the maze valentines also. Thank you for a chance to win a wonderful gift.
Heather G

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow Laurie these projects are awesome. Love the magnets, but those teacher gifts are stunning to say the lease. You never cease to amaze me. Thanks for sharing.