Tuesday, September 15, 2009

House Mouse & Friends 1 yr Anniversary & CSAYL

Hello Friends. First, I want to apologize for not posting sooner. Second, just wanted to mention that the Fall is such a busy time of the year for Mommies of school age children. I have Four!!! With all the back to school stuff, fall sports & new activities - it leaves very little time for crafting. Which is why Im late, but thrilled to finally post again....

The First Card is for this week's House Mouse & Friends Week #52 Challenge. . That's right! It's our 1 year Anniversary! Yeah!! Come see us at HM&F & check-out the DT's choices for inspiration. Our Founder will generously give out Prizes to several of you who'll play along with us this Anniversary week! The challenge is to choose a FAVORITE HM&F challenge from the past year and recreate a new project.

For me, it was really tough to choose - as there were so many great options. I finally decided on combining "Moving" & "Multiple Images" as those were always big favorites! :) The trouble with my card is that I had just finished coloring the front Bunny only to realize that the movement actually shows the Bunny moving backwards, therefore, it's the rear Bunny that should have been colored! Ooops & Yikes!! Now, 'ya know there was absolutely no way that I was going to color a 2nd Bunny 'cuz I'm just not a fan of coloring! Besides, it takes me way too long to color! LOL

Stamp: Stampabilities, HMD called "Great Catch" from yr 2006, featuring Itty Bit, #HMG1011.
Paper: Sports DP, Red & White CS.
Ink: Copics, CTMH Chalks
Accessories: Spellbinders, Cuttlebug Folders, SU Piercing Tools, Ek Success Photo Corner Punch, Silver Brads, Silver Charm
Technique: Paper Tole, Dry Embossing, Doodling

The second Card is for this week's Christmas Challenge at CSAYL. We were to follow Maria's sketch shown here:

This was my take:

and a second view of the same card...

Stamp: Stampabilities, HMD called "Mice Elves" from yr 2005, featuring Friend & Monica, #HMR1036. The Sentiment is from the SU set called "Best Yet".
Paper: Only DCWV CS Glitter Designer Paper & White CS.
Ink: Copics, Gel Markers, Marvy LepLume Markers, CTMH Chalks
Accessories: Spellbinders, Cuttlebug Folders, Scor-Pal, Stickles, EK Success Border Punch, SU Piercing Tools...

Thanks For Looking & Happy Creating!


  1. all very ncie, you made them all?

  2. Oh my gosh is this ever BEAUTIFUL! So icy and wintery. Love it!

  3. These are soooo stinkin' cute!!! I love them!!! Hugs, Cathy

  4. I totally agree with you, America-
    fall is such a busy time!
    I can only imagine what it`s like to have four school kids, I "only" have three...LOL!
    BUT your cards are just as gorgeous anyway!
    I LOVE the movement on the first one. What a fabulous effect!!

  5. I love both these gorgeous cards.

  6. America! You just blow me away with every post! These cards are exceptional, and I hope that I am fortunate enough to be on your Christmas Card List! LOL Was that a flagrant hint or what? Best, Curt

  7. Cute, cute, cute!! This image is so cute.

  8. Beautiful card America :D
    Love the image you used ;)

  9. This is so cute!! I love the colors and that image is adorable! Huga, Cathy

  10. Hi I've just hopped over from Inspirational, I love your creations :)

  11. America, It was SO fun to see your gorgeous work on Inspirational!!

  12. Is this ever cute! I love those little mice and that one with the huge pile of gifts is hilarious! Great work!