Monday, May 10, 2010

GRADUATION cards for ODBDSLC12 & House Mouse Monday Distress Challenge #69

It's GRADUATION TIME at Our Daily Bread Designs this week with our Shining The Light Challenge #ODBDSLC12.  There is a gift certificate prize to the ODBD store, so make sure to join us & play along on this challenge for your chance to win your very own ODBD stamps!  :)

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs - Confirmation Set
Paper: Metallics, Textured Black CS, Silver Textured CS, Gray CS, White CS
Ink: Black StazOn
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss DOTS Embossing Folder, K&C Graduation Decorative Dimensionals, American Girl Stars Border Punch, MS Punch, Rhinestones
Techniques: Dry Embossing

NEXT, it's also time for CHALLENGE #69 at HOUSE MOUSE MONDAY CHALLENGE Blog! Our very own Mega-Talented MARY has chosen **DISTRESSING*** for this challenge. Simply distress anything on your projects while using House Mouse & Friends Images.  We are a FUN blog, so come check us out!!! We also have a Fabulous prize from our generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp & you'll get to choose any House Mouse & Friends stamp if you win! :)


Paper: Gold Metallics, School Themed DP, Black Textured CS, White CS
Ink: Black StazOn, Copics, Gold Pigment Dye Ink
Accessories: Cuttlebug Numbers Embossing Folder, Making Memories Distressing tools set, MS Punch, Gold Star Brads
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Sponging, Distressing 

For more GREAT Distressing Inspiration from our DESIGN TEAM Members;
Christine, Curt, Emma, Heather, Lisa, Lori & Mary, please visit us at HM&F here!!!

THERE's LOTS of GREAT things happening at our HOUSE MOUSE & Friends Monday Challenge Blog this month. First, we have just added 5 new AWESOME Designers to our FABULOUS TEAM. Go check them out & help us welcome them into our FUN HM&F team. They are:

Sue Drees -

Lorraine Aquilina -

Sue from Oregon -

Natascha  -

Sue -

Emma Evans - (Owner - staying with us as Floating DT) -

These fantasstic NEW HM&F talents will start with us on Challenge #70, May 24th.  That's the same day when we will also hold our first ever BLOG-HOP at HOUSE MOUSE & FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE!!  ***YOU DON'T want to miss it because there will be a HUGE House Mouse & Friends prize up for grabs!!!***  So mark your calendars!!! :)

And lastly, Im sorry for being MIA for several days, but life's been quite tough for me & my family recently. I wont bore you with details, but I believe that GOD doesnt throw anything at us that we cant handle and that our Faith in GOD will get us through these times.  :)
In the meantime, it feels good to be able share a few missed challenges with you!  Thank you for your patience & sweet support! It means a great deal! :) Here's hoping you have a terrific week! :)


  1. Hi teamie wow another awesome creation you always amaze me with your stunning creativaty..

    Hugs Christine xxxx

  2. Oh my word AMERICA your grad cards are amazing, Lucky grads will recieve these babies!!!!

  3. Hi America
    two gorgeous cards as always, awesome colouring, scoopy sue.x

  4. Two beautifully done creations! That little HM is just too adorable! Hugs!

  5. America, this little graduating mouse is just too cute. Love the blackboard DP too. Both cards are so nice, lucky recipients!

    Hope things are better for you soon.


  6. fabulous cards America ! both of them are gorgeous but I do LOVE the HM one :-) Very cute and the srar behind him is just a brilliant idea :-)

    I am so looking forward to joining in the next challenge as a DT :-)

    Lols x x x

  7. Fabulous cards and I adore how you create so much dimension, all your cards are amazing. I made your little easter basket from the template you shared on the Cuttlebug Challenges and I loved it, thank you for that and for your very sweet comment earlier. Chris :)

  8. Glad to see you are o.k.Please let me know how you are doing. Your cards are stunning! Love them both especially that house mouse.

  9. What a beautiful cards America,i love your images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. Oh my goodness America! You know how much I love HM and this is just toooooo cute!!! LOVE your layout with that star!!! Both cards are so clever and beautifully done! Hugs!

  11. *THUD* OMGosh that top Grad card is incredible!!! The mousey card is gorgeous too!!!