Monday, September 03, 2012

Reminding ya to go Back to School at HMFMC

Wowee, how time flies.... Hard to believe it's September and almost FALL already!  It's the time of the year when most folks are returning to work and going back to school. 

We are celebrating this at House-Mouse & Friends MC Blog, and are now at the midway point of the ongoing challenge, #HMFMC127.  So, come join the fun and get inspired by all of the gorgeous DT creations for the theme that is:
Back to School / or At the Office... 

Here is my take with a Mousey Card ... I actually changed the circle sentiment three separate times before finally settling for this fab sticker that reads Back to School!  LOL!
And how about a small Book Mark / Tag...
PAPERS: DCWV-The High School Stack Premium Papers and Black/White/Navy Blue CS
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black,  COPICS
ACCESSORIES: Spellbinders, EK Success Border Punch, Embossing Folder, Gold Ranger Silver Stickles Glitter, Diamond Dust
TECHNIQUES: Dry Embossing, Sponging

STAMPS: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs, stamp called " Smarty Pants", It's from the September 2009, #HMJR1078. 
PAPERS: DCWV-The High School Stack Premium Papers and Black/White/Navy Blue CS
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black,  COPICS
ACCESSORIES: Spellbinders, Circle Punch, Ribbons, Silver Charm (trimmed loop and adhered with hot glue to ribbon), MAMBI- Soft Spoken - School Fabric Sticker

Up for grabs are TWO great prizes for TWO lucky players who play along on this challenge;

**The A-W-E-S-O-M-E  House-Mouse Designs**
One lucky winner will get a $25 Gift Certificate to shop at the official House-Mouse Designs store

And a Second Prize coming from me...
A new, unused, hard-to-find, Design of the Month House-Mouse Stamp from April 1999, called "Computer Tutors", and featuring Monica, Maxwell and Mudpie... 
Stop by the HMFMC Blog to check out the great midway entries for this HERE:

Don't forget that YOU can also upload your House-Mouse creations directly to the official House-Mouse Designs site found HERE.
TFL & Happy Creating!
  1. Simon Says - Anything Goes
  2. Avadares Challange Blog -Make It Sparkle
  3. RRR- #55 Back To School
  4. Stampavie and More- Animals
  5. Fuzzy and Fancy- #70 Back To school
  6. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge- Back To School
  7. Secret Crafters- #201 Animal Antics
  8. Heck of a Chall  Anything Goes
  9. By The Cute & Girly - September - Boys/Men
  10. Everybody Art - anything goes
  11. Fashionista - for a child
  12. Oozak - sparkly
  13. Penny's Paper Crafty - sparkle/shine
  14. No Matter Which - Anything Goes
  15. LadyBug - anything goes
  16. My Heart Pieces - layers
  17. Natalie and Amy - anything goes
  18. Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous works. Totally love that bookmark - great gift.

  2. America, Wonderful and adorable on both the card and the tag. Love the bright blue color. Any child should be happy to go back to school after seeing this fun card.

  3. How cute!!! I really love the idea of using this image on a book mark! I will have to borrow this idea for my kids at school who are awesome readers....maybe as a prize for making reading goals!

  4. such a cute and very beautiful card America.
    that label looks great too.

    greetings karin

  5. Totally stunning card and a great challenge x

  6. thought my list of challenges was long but wow girl you go!!!! adore the depth of colour you put into your cards, such a wow factor and stunning
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Awesome design and I love that bookmark too.
    Thanks for joining us at Avadares Challenge Blog.
    Blessing hugs,

  8. Really gorgeous designs America!! I adore your fabulous colors and sparkle!! You always have a beautiful flair to your designs!! Hope all is well! HUGS

  9. Adorable card, and I really love the bookmark. Delicious sparkle! So glad you played along in our "Make it Sparkle" challenge at Avadares this month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  10. Gorgeous card love your image and your fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  11. Just gorgeous, love the bookmark what a fab keepsake!

    Thank you for sharing with us at
    Natalie & Amy's for our 1st monthly challenge, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. Great card and bookmark America, I do love house mouse. Thanks for sharing it with us at Natalie & Amy's.
    Donna xx

  13. Gorgeous creation! Lovely colours and design! Thank you for joining us at Heck Of A Challenge and Good Luck!
    Hugs Lady E xx

  14. Wonderful card and fab bookmark/tag. I love the image and the colours are gorgeous.
    Thank you for taking part in the first Ladybug Crafts Challenge and don't forget you can enter up to 3 times!!

  15. Your cards are always inspiring. The blue is so rich on this card and the coloring is beautiful.

  16. I always enjoy your cards so much and always find something to inspire me. I love the way you used the pennant nesties on this one.

  17. Hi clever girl, the the book mark to go with the card. Those bold bright school colors are awesome! Love this stamp too, he does look a little overwhelmed! Hope puppy training is going well. He will miss the kids when they go off to school though.


  18. Just wonderful card ^_^
    Thanks for joining us at Heck of a Challenge this month and good luck.
    DT Sonia

  19. These are so cute! Love the glitter! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simone Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  20. Shazam.... look at this fun guy all ready for school. The matching bookmark is awesome. Just adorable.

  21. This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Penny's Papercrafty..And good luck.

    Caz PPC DT

  22. Don't you just love this little fellow??
    The colours you have used for your card and bookmark are so wonderful.
    hugs Dorte

  23. Gorgoeus card, that stamp is adorable. Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges and good luck
    Claire xx

  24. Your card and your bookmark are so great. Love the colors and the little House Mouse is so cute. Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Hugs, Uta

  25. WOW! gorgeous, love your colouring, love that bookmark.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  26. This is a fabulous image America, gorgeous creation and love the bookmark too.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey Hugs
    Tracy x

  27. Love your projects America and especially those cute House Mice :-)

    Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our "Back to School" challenge - good luck!

    xx Sazzle xx

  28. Hi America, your creations are stunning, the colours and colouring are sensational, I love that sweet Mousie and your details are perfect!!
    Heather xx

  29. Stunning projects. Great color choice. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

  30. Fabulous card and bookmark. Great colours and design. Thanks for joining us at Fashionista this time. xx

  31. Awesome creations! What a cute mouse! Thanks for playing along with the RRR challenge!

  32. Super card and love that you did a bookmark too! Love the colours, thanks for playing IW too! HHS Samantha xx

  33. Both your card and bookmark are fabulous, I just adore House Mouse and the rich colors of your designs. Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Heart Pieces and Good Luck!
    Danie xx

  34. Me to love house mouse and I just love your work, just a masterpiece. Thanks for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

  35. He looks keen for school! What cute projects. Thanks for joining us at By The Cute And Girly this month, hope to see you on Monday for the new challenge.

    ** Kate **

  36. Awww love the House Mouse!! Great card! Thanks for playing with!! There's a new challenge up today - hope you can play along! :)