Monday, July 06, 2009

***At the BEACH for the Summer***

First of all, I hope everyone had a wonderful **4th of July** filled with fireworks! ****

Second, A BIG HUG & a huge **Thank You** to all of the incredibly thoughtful friends who wished me a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :) You guys dont know how many BIG smiles to brought to my face & it means so much!!!! :) ;) Thanks for making this blog/cyber/crafting/artistic world of ours soooooo much FUN!!!!! You all ROCK!!!!

Third, getting down to business with this first card for this week's House Mouse Challenge #45. We were to create with a **Seasons** theme. I chose a BEACH theme for my favorite Season of all --> SUMMER.....
Lots of details went into this card - that 'Muzzy the Mouse' almost got lost in this scene, but...I just couldnt stop adding seashells & starfish & all those beach goodies..... LOL

The stamp used here is by Stampabilities, HMD "Keeping Cool", #HMLR1007. I cut out the mouse & beach umbrella, leaving out the remainder of the image, (which was the lemonade drink & ice cube), to add seashells. Image is colored with Copics. Seashells & Starfish were punched with "Emaginations" brand punches then ran through the CB folders for added texture. That awesome BG DP was actually gift from a generous stamper whom I purchased stamps from-so I dont know the brand name. The Solid Glitter Cardstock is from DCWV. Jolee's Boutique stickers, SU corner punches & twine finish off this card.

Go check out what awesome cards the rest of our House Mouse DT has created this week at HM&F!
Thanks for looking!
America

16 comments:

  1. ACK... So so so so totally adorable. I love how he is sitting on the letters. Fantastic card.
    Hope your birthday was a blast, we celebrated with you. hee hee

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  2. Wow, America, this is one absolutely amazing work of ART...
    love all the details... it must have taken awhile to make - but well worth the effort...
    Hugs.... Glad you had a wonderful birthday.

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  3. Lovin this America, that blue jut pops.

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  4. This is awesome. I love all the details of this.

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  5. Love the way you have him lying on the letters. It actually translates into "Laying on the Beach". The whole scene is remarkable. What an inspiration you are! Best, Curt

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  6. PS. . . Happy Belated Birthday!!!! When was it??? Mine was on the 19th. Our birthdays must be really close! Hope it was a happy one! Best, Curt

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  7. Great card AMerica :D

    Love how you put the sand on the Beach word!

    Janneke X

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  8. I can feel the sand between my toes, you did an awesome job creating a beach card with Muzzy

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  9. This is just the best beach card I have ever "scene"!

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  10. Oh WOW what a stunning card fab colours luv the layout, luv it, sue,x

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  11. Beachin' card, America. I love how you cut Muzzy out of his original image and made him lean up against the "beach". Keep on stampin' on!

    p.s. Happy belated B-day!

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  12. sand-tastic! ha ha ha...LOVE this card

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  13. OMG!! This is just too cute!! I adore the fun image and your blue tones!! :)

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  14. I totally love this - what an awesome layout with the letters and all those shells!!! And oh my God...of course your birthday must be the on the 4th with a name as cool as America!!!! Doh!! And I missed it...I'm so sorry. Happy belated Birthday my friend!!!! Hope you spent the day doing something fun! {hugs}

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  15. I absolutely love your card. Wow, it's fantastic. What did you use for the glitter bubbles please?

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  16. America, this is one amazing card! I just love all your elements. This inquisitive mind would love to know how you did the lettering of the "beach" word???

    Jean

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