Saturday, October 09, 2010

*** Finally BACK to Crafting ***

Here I am.... back to finally creating again!  :)  Sorry its been soooo long. For those of you who have been patient, sweet, supportive and have reluctantly stuck around, I send you a great {{big hug}} & an even bigger THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! :) YOU ARE the reason I create! :)

In order to stay atop the latest and greatest, I recently ordered some new goodies to go along with my old goodies and have managed to put together 3 NEW cards to share with you below..... 

First up is a very special House Mouse card that I just created for the House Mouse Challenge Blog's 2 YEAR Anniversary celebration that took place on September 13th, 2010. Below is the great sketch by our DT Member Lorraine.

and here's my take, inspired by today's SCS- IC#253 Challenge found here....

I wasnt ready and couldnt possibly participate in that great celebration blog-hop at the time, but want to personally THANK ALL OF YOU who entered your amazing creations into our celebration challenge and also THANK ALL OF YOU who generously sponsored us to make it a big success!!! :) WOW!!! Your participation & kindness made it all possible, super EXCITING and very SPECIAL for our little blog/team!!! Thanks again!!!! :)

now for the CARD RECIPE:
Inspired by this image
Stamps: Stampabilities, House Mouse Designs, "Spooktacular Flower", #HMF1019, featuring Monica, from yr 2008 and a misc Halloween sentiment.
Paper: SU, Textured metallic Green & Black CS
INK: Memento Black, Gel Markers, Copics & Marvy LePlume Markers
Accessories: New Spellbinders, Martha Stewart Drippy Goo & Mice Punches, CM circle Punches, Rhinestones, Prima Flowers, Ribbon, Mult Cuttlebug Folders
Technique: Dry Embossing

Im entering this card into this week's CCEE blog's CCEE1040 Flower Power! Challenge

as this certainly qualifies with all those Orange Primas! LOL

SECOND is another card that I quick created for our current House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge that can be found here.  We are to create ***School Time***  themed projects using any HM&F images. Come and join the FUN!  As always, we have another FAB prize up for grabs....

This is what I just managed to quick throw looks way too busy due to the school themed DP, but hey-  Im just returning, and Im on a mission before the kids are up, and it's a finished card!  Sooo, that makes this a BIG accomplishment here!... LOL :)
Stamps: Stampabilities, House Mouse Designs, "Ruler & Pencil", # HMUR1003, featuring Friends from yr 1991& Stampabilities sentiment.
Paper: DCWV School DP, Red Metallic CS, White & Yellow CS
INK: Memento Black, Copics & Marvy LePlume Markers
Accessories: Mult Spellbinders, EK Border Punch, Rhinestones, Flatback school themed buttons, Cuttlebug Folders
Technique: Dry Embossing

THIRD, is another House Mouse Card that I just created for today's SCS Inspirational Challenge found HERE.  Again, we are to use images from the John Lewis Department Store for our inspiration and I chose THIS Halloween cutie for my card:   

Stamps: Stampabilities, House Mouse Designs, "Witch Way to the Candy", HMUR1067, from yr 2009.
Paper:  Black Polka-Dot DP, Textured Black Metallic, White CS, SU Orange CS
INK: Memento Black, Copics & Marvy LePlume Markers
Accessories: New Spellbinders, MS Corner & Border Punches, Rhinestones, Printed Text Seasonal Ribbon
Technique: Paper Tole

For more fabulous HM&F inspiration, please visit our very talented HM&F DESIGN TEAM members:
Thanks so much for stopping by to check-in on little 'ole me! It means so much!
Have a wonderful weekend! :)


Sue said...

Hi hun
wow what a come back, totally stunning cards, as always hun, awesome creations, lovely to see you crafting again, sue,x

Crystal said...

OMG America these are just out of this world FABULOUS!!!! EEEEK I love them all def can't pick a favorite out of this bunch!! SOOOOO Happy girl to see you back, I missed your stunning creations and all the inspiration you give!

Susie said...

Welcome back! As usual - awesome cards.

Becky said...

America you made the most fabulous cards ever, your color is fabulous and the details are unbelievable. I feel like I am in first grade when I come over here :), but you inspire me to be better at my craft..{{hugs}}

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

He girl, glad to see you back!!! Girl, you have not lost your touch at all...your cards are amazing!! Hope all is well!! Hugs, Sabrina

CraftyC said...

Hello America. Nice to see you back with more wonderful creations. Sounds like you've had a lot of upheaval over the last few months. Cant wait to see more lovely creations!

Rica said...

Hi huni, well,well,well - you've not lost your touch have you???
Three awesome cards, all so beautifully executed, beautiful designs, beautiful colouring, beautiful details - beautiful everything - but that first one, oooh chocolate orange creams - delicious.
loads a hugs Heather xx

Anita said...

Gorgeous, GORGEOUS cards! Uh, did I mention GORGEOUS!?! LOL Welcome back and thanks for joining us at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

You know i just love all these cards. I am glad you are back and have missed you lots. After you sift through all your emails you might find the one from me that I sent awile ago. :0) Hugs...

Sue said...

America, you're back with a BANG! Having layed off the crafting for months didn't hurt you a bit, these three cards are all beautiful. I love the orange! So happy to have you back and to be able to enjoy your stunning creations! And, I see you did a walk about today.....thanks for all the wonderful comments, made my day!!

Sue Drees

Cindy Haffner said...


Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Each creation is magnificent, America! I am especially fond of the orange beauty. Thanks for playing with us in the CCEE challenge!

Sue from Oregon said...

wowser America...when you come back you come back screeching in sideways...Amazing creations! Lovin' all your inspiration!

Carolyn said...

How cute is that House of Mouse. I love all the layers you added. Perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing such a fabulous creation with us for our Layer It On Challenge at SSC.
Hugs xx

A.J. said...

Great cards - they are all fantastic!
Thanks for joining in with our Spooky Halloween challenge at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ

Jayne said...

OMG you've gotta love House Mouse! You've made an awesome job with all 3 cards.......beautiful,stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT.

Adria (I now have 3 Copics!) Slauterbeck said...

OMG....could these cards get any cuter???? NO!
Your design and eye for clever details are nothing less than amazing!!! Im running out and getting those punches and MORE House Mouse stamps ASAP!

one more thing....

will you adopt me???

Thank you for sharing your creative layers with us over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Christine said...

Awesome creations GF soooo pleased to see you back in the fold..thank you for ALL your lovely comms. MWHA

smiles Christine xx

Charlene said...

Wow, America! That's what I call a grand re-entrance! Welcome back and thanks for the great inspiration!!

Lorraine A said...

fabulous cards America ,,, all of them are gorgeous and so very cute !!! :-) you bring these little fellows to life !! wonderful art work :-)

thanks so much for ALL your lovely comments on my blog :-) you must have spent ages visiting me ,, I wish I had known I would have made you a cuppa :-)

I use thin silver plated chain and small jump rings to attach the charms ,,here's a link to where I got mine ,,, but am sure you will find some nearer home ,, in the jewellery crafty departments I would imagine :-)

Welcome back America ,, we missed you :-)

Lols x x x

Debbie said...

i am in love with each and every one of these adorable creations. They are all stunning.

debby4000 said...

Oh what adorable cute cards, they absolutely gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps.

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Wow, this are so great! Love all of them. You made such pretty card I can't find the right word to describe. And I wont to say thank you for so many comments on my blog. You made me relly happy!

Hugs, Natascha

Joanne (jojot) said...

wowza, are back and better than evah!!!

A.J. said...

Three fab cards - I love House Mouse!
Thanks for joining in with our “Use Your Digi Stamps” challenge at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ

Sandy Ang said...

Your cards are so intricate and filled with lovely details !