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Time for SSPC…but what is it???

Yes,  It’s a MOUSETRAP!   Have you seen gals altering them yet?  I’ve seen a few and it just struck me today that it would be fun to have one on the frig!  Write on the note paper and then just pull that page out… the other pages stay put!  No need to worry about getting snapped at!  = )

The challenge at Sweet Stamping Pixies this month is a recipe….flowers, ribbons and die cuts.  I didn’t do very well on the plural of these ingredients but at least I have more than one flower!  Counting all the flowers on the ribbon!  We’d love to have you play along!  There’s always an awesome prize!

The alphabet stamp in the background is from Paperbag Studios HERE, stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and edged with Walnut Stain Distress ink… love their stamps!  The flower is an old Provo Craft brad… the ribbon is old, from American Crafts.  The mouse trap is even old! lol  I used Simone’s ribbon technique… I stamped Lucy and the pencil in Memento Rich Cocoa Brown ink.  Jay Jay and Simone stamp in brown ink a lot so I have just had to try it lately!  I like it!  They are colored with Copic Sketch markers

A long time ago I asked Tori Wild for her red hair color combo and I found the paper where I had it written down the other day!  I did add another color but I do like this combo a lot!  I’ve used it before but you know how it is… stuff gets lost on the messy desk! ugh!

Tori’s red hair – YR21, E97, E08 and I added E09 last

Skin –  YR0000, E0000, 000, 00, 21, 11, 13  Cheeks – diluted R20 and R30

Shirt – B60, 63, 69 – G0000, BG23, 32, 43

Khakis – E41, 42, 43, 44

Shoes – E43, 44, 47, 49

Pencil – Y21, 23, E30, 31, E11, 13, 15

I put a piece of adhesive back magnet sheet on the back, the size of the trap.  Cut the history outline paper at 2 in. x 4.5 in., die cut them with the My Favorite Things notebook die and stuck them in the trap!

The week is off to a great start!  YEA!  I do have extra happy news too!  Amanda and Cedryk were able to come home Saturday!  Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!  They were deeply appreciated and helped get them home I’m sure!

Linking up to…

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Bingo (ribbon, free, blossoms)
Stampin’ Sisters in Christ  – something that depicts home to you
The Pink Elephant – Back to School
There She Goes – Back to School
Eureka Stamps – Back to School

Thanks for stopping by and all your encouraging comments mean so much!  Thank You!

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44 thoughts on “Time for SSPC…but what is it???

  1. Mwahaha…I actually have a mouse trap lying out on my work table – it’s been there for several weeks… How much fun this is, Pam! I love that you used this image-the back to school theme is perfect! Thanks for sharing 🙂 SO happy to hear that Cedryk finally brought his mommy home! I’m sure you and your family are thrilled. Good news, indeed ! Have a great week.

  2. oh this gave me a giggle, how cute is that? I might have to try this, thanks for the inspiration, gorgeous job. hugs

  3. Super mousetrap !!! Hope it doesn’t catch anything but notes !!! Glad to hear that Amanda and Cedryk are home. I am sure the rest of the kids love havaing Mommy back with them.

  4. My first time for seeing a mousetrap altered. Yours is just fabulous- how fun to add a pad of papers to it!

  5. LOL, you are too much woman. Who would of thought of using one of these for crafting. Too cute.

  6. Love the mousetrap holding the pad of paper … what a great way to re-purpose! Lucy’s red hair is awesome! Again, love all the details you add to your projects are wonderful. That alphabet in-behind Lucy, and her sitting on the pencil are such fabulous elements to tie into a notepad … so clever!

  7. Pam, I love your idea! Looks so cool :o) – and the red hair is really nice- unfortunately I can only brown :o(
    Great project with lots of lovely details!
    Hugs, Simone

  8. Hi Pam, the mousetrap that you have altered is just darling! I love the cute new image that you used! I hope you liked the pictures that I sent of the stamp convention! Have a wonderful week!

  9. Ha, how wonderful…Never knew a mousetrap could be so cute…Great idea…Wonderful job Pam. joann sassy raggedy

  10. Hi! oh I love this soooo much Pam,what a sweet girl she is and love her hair too- gorgeous colouring.
    thanks for your lovely comment,it really means a lot with just starting on LOTV.
    hugs Lou.xx

  11. First, I am so glad you got your sweet little one home! Now, on to the mouse trap. Leave it you you to create a better mouse trap! ha ha This is just an awesome idea. And I can’t quit staring at that gorgeous, gorgeous, red hair!!! That hair is just spectacular!!

  12. What an amazingly creative project! It is stunning!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Eureka Stamps Challenge! Please Come back and play with us again really soon!

    Many Blessings,

  13. Get out of the city… I am so in love with this! I definitely see one of these in my future! Thanks for creating with us at Eureka Stamps!

  14. WOW – this is adorable! I love your image and your colouring is perfect! A great way to use a Mousetrap!! Thank you for joining us at the Stampin’ SIsters in Christ Challenge, we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  15. Fantastic mousetrap and thank you for sharing it with us at Out of a Hat Creations this week where our challenge is to alter a mousetrap. Hope you will join us again in a challenge soon.

    Love Chrissie xx

  16. Hi Pam, Who would have thought a mouse trap could look to cute. Thank you for visiting the Hatters blog and leaving the link. Have a great weekend.
    Regards Florence x

  17. Pam this is so cute! I can’t believe it is a mouse trap! Just found your blog today and am so enjoying looking at all of your incredible cards and projects! Wow!!!!! Just love your blog full of beauty!!!

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