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
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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!
America

14 comments:

水岚 said...

all very ncie, you made them all?

Denise (peanutbee) said...

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

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhhh these are the cutest!!

Cathy said...

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

Yvonne said...

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!!

Leigh said...

I love both these gorgeous cards.

Curt in Carmel said...

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

inlovestamping said...

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

jannekescreations said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Julie Allain said...

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

lesleyanne said...

what lovely cards

Yvonne said...

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

Emily Leiphart said...

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