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:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

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

Patricia Rose said...

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.

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin this America, that blue jut pops.

Becky said...

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

Curt in Carmel said...

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

Curt in Carmel said...

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

Janneke said...

Great card AMerica :D

Love how you put the sand on the Beach word!

Janneke X

Debbie said...

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

Sue from Oregon said...

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

Sue said...

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

~MudpieMouse said...

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!

Lori Barnett said...

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

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

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

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

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}

Leigh said...

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

Jean said...

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