Monday, August 27, 2012

It's a Back-to-School, or, at The Office Challenge

Hello, hello Mousey Lovers.
It's time for a new challenge at House-Mouse & Friends MC.  
 House-Mouse Challenge Blog
The theme this week is hosted by (yours truly).  I went with a Back-to-School, or, At the Office theme - since that seems quite fitting for this time of year.  Now here is my take:
PAPERS: DCWV-The High School Stack Premium Papers and Black/White/Red/Yellow CS, plus; the Pencil background CS is actually cut from part of a classroom border stack (from the Dollar Store school/teaching section). A fun and super inexpensive find.
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black,  COPICS, SU white signo gel pen
ACCESSORIES: Spellbinders, EK Successs Border Punch, Embossing Folder, Silver Cording, Twine, Ranger Silver Stickles Glitter (for sparkle on pencil tops and erasers), Silver Brads, Silver Apple & Pencil Charms
TECHNIQUES: Dry Embossing, Paper Tole (image is cut, and separately layered over two panels for dimension)

Isnt that Student Notebook DP for the BG fun for the School Theme? 

I hope you will play along because you could win some FAB PRIZES....

**We are very proudly SPONSORED by**
One lucky winner will get a $25 Gift Certificate
Great to shop at the official House-Mouse Designs store HERE.

A Second Prize...
If that awesome Gift Certificate to the official House-Mouse Designs store doesnt inspire you enough, how about an added bonus prize from little 'ole me?  Im giving away this hard-to-find House-Mouse Design of the Month stamp from April 1999. It's called "Computer Tutors" and features Monica, Maxwell and Mudpie.
To win this fab stamp, the only requirements are:  Follow & Play
1-  Follow both this blog and the HM&F MC blogs.
2- Play along with us this week by entering your own card/project into the current Back-to-School/At the Office challenge at the HMF MC BLOG HERE.

For more inspiration with great School and Office samples by my amazing Teamies, please come visit us at: House-Mouse and Friends MC HERE.

 I would also like to also enter my little card into the following challenges: 
Pile It On: Something That Starts with a P
A Gem of a Challenge - Animals or Teddies
TFL and Happy Creating!  :)


  1. Totally gorgeous, love the out of the frame image and the embellies a to die for card
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Hi America
    This is a fabulous take on the theme. A cute and perfect image. Gorgeous creation. Love the colour combo too. Your giving away a great stamp for the prize, America, very kind
    Happy crafting
    Mousey Hugs
    Tracy x

  3. Your card is so darn cute! Love that pencil background paper and the embossing too. Color combo is wonderful. Love that stamp you are giving away, so very generous......that's you alright!!!! Hope the puppy is doing good.

  4. Gorgeous creation, America...proud to have been this month GDT!
    xxx Margreet

  5. Wowzer perfect school creation clever to use the lined papers, great design & colours..that likkle mouse is defo great work teamie.

    smiles Christine x

  6. Totally stunning card and great for this time of the year with schools getting ready for their pupils going back x

  7. So cute! I love your design and the texture you added.

  8. Fabulous card!
    Love that cute image, It's been great being on the GDT except not being able to enter to win the fabulous prizes lol
    Thanks for having me on board
    Hugs Shaz x

  9. Totally cute, America, I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for a great theme.
    hugs Dorte

  10. Hi America, nope - still computer probs - am taking back to the UK in Oct.
    Your card is adorable, I love the design and stunning colours. Your colouring for the cute image is breathtaking!!!
    Heather xx

  11. Fabulous card, love it. Jane x

  12. Gorgeous card America :-) such a cute image and the papers and details are all FAB ! I love the charms too ,, perfect ! :-)

    Lols x x x

  13. super cute and gorgeous card America.

    greetings karin

  14. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends 'Anything Goes' Challenge... you have made a lovely card.
    Diane x

  15. Beautiful card!! Love the papers and your embossing!! Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Hope to see you again next week!

    - Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  16. Very cute and I love all those layers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope you will join us again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  17. This is soooooo cuuuuuute! I just love that little mouse! Your DP is fantastic with him.

    Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  18. America this is so so cute and fun. The textures are awesome, love the charms and dp. Just so darn cute.

  19. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look. Wishing you a Wednesday. Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps from DS4J to the value of 20$.
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

  20. love the way you've used the House Mouse stamps! Thank you so much for sharing with us at "Challenges4Everybody".Good luck! - Amelia

  21. Oh so adorable America!! LOVE your sweet image and how you've popped out your design!! Hope you're doing well!! HUGS

  22. Hello America,
    what a fabulous image and I love the card made with it, think your use of notepaper and embossed lines really works well I don't have anything that would fit the challenge this week but I'm still amazed that I won one of the prizes last week \o/ (I sent you an email did you get it?)
    happy stamping x

  23. What a great back to school card. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. DT Member Shannon83k

  24. what a sweet card ,fab layout and i love the image
    thanks for joining us at the digi doodle shop and good luck
    tracey x

  25. Such a pretty card! i really like it very much thanks and keep sharing

  26. A gorgeous card America, love the cute image and beautiful design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

    Donna x

  27. Thanks for playing along with us at Bearly Mine's Glittter challenge this week with your stunning card. Absolutly super sweet and so cool!
    Love n hugs

  28. Awsome card! - I love it!
    Thank you for entering our challenge over at Fashionista Challenge Blog
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next time!

    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at Fashionista Challenge Blog