Monday, March 31, 2014

Dropping you a Line, HMFMC166, and BlogCandy Winners

Welcome back Crafty Friends!!

Today Im sharing a card for the HMFMC Midway reminder.   Our challenge hostess is our talented Teamie, Kate Wiles, and she's chosen to go with the theme of "Anything Masculine".  Come check it out and be inspired by the ever fabulous talented Mousey Team!
My Masculine take....  

same card, different lighting
I love the HMD parachute stamps as they are very special to me. (I was once a USARMY Airborne Paratrooper myself.) 

Stamps:  Stampa Rosa, House-Mouse Designs, called;  "Comin' Down", #245, from the year 1998. Sentiment "Just wanted to drop you a line" is also by Stampa RosA, FROM YEAR 1998, #11-1878. 
(these stamps are no longer available but luckily, they were great eBay finds).
INKS:  Copics, Chalks
PAPERS; DP & White heavyweight CS
Accessories: Spellbinders Square Grand Nestabilities & Circle Dies, Cuttlebug EF, Martha Stewart Glow in the Dark Glitter, Silver half-pearls
Techniques:  Dry Embossing, Chalking, Paper Tole, Paper Piecing 

We have some fabulous prizes on offer from our WONDERFUL NEW sponsors;
Marianne Design develops high quality craft products with much care, all to enable you to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other craft projects.

.. also proudly Sponsored by ...
Winner will receive a Prize of 5 Digital Stamps of your choice from their online
A Great BIG Thank You to our Sponsors for their great generosity!

 It is my sincerest of hopes you will enjoy this yummy candy as much as I love sharing it with each of you that are sweet followers. :) If you followed ALL the rules,  you may be one of the Lucky Winners...
Congratulations Terri! Thank you for entering and for following all the rules.  You've won this fabulous new set of American Crafts CHROMATIX 30 Piece Alcohol Markers!

Second CANDY WINNER is...
Kelly L March 24, 2014 at 6:37 PM
Kelly Said: Ohh, would love to win those sweet charms! I have been a follower for some time now (on my blog roll) but just clicked on your Google Follower link. I also follow the HM and Friends challenge blog, and absolutely love your card above in color or black and white. You are truly inspirational, America. I adore your cards here on your blog and visit when I can. Thanks for a chance to win!

Congratulations Kelly! Thank you for entering and for following all the rules. You've won this fabulous variety of 100+ Charms from my own stash.  These charms come in various themes, colors and metals and brands.  FUN and perfect for all your creative crafty needs!!!
Please email me within 2 weeks to claim your prize at;
If you didnt win the CANDY, dont worry,  I have another CANDY going up very soon so be sure to check back often. :)

I'd lso like to enter this card into the following fun challenges: - Color Challenge
Make My Monday  - One for the Boys

 Allsorts - Dies
Crafty Calendar - Animal Antics
Open Minded Crafting  Animal Antics
Simon Monday Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Animals
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Die-Cuts
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Transport (Parachute)
Without Words - Relax: Hobbies & Leisure
My Craft Creations -
Always Anything Goes
Alphabet  - D is for Die cuts
Delightful  - Critter
Word Play - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by. I hope to have inspired you TODAY.  Love reading your comments.  And, I CANT wait to see your takes with joining the fun at HMFMC
My Mousey Script Signature photo America2KDHMtransp.gif


  1. Oh, how fabulous. Thanks for choosing me as a winner of those markers! I'll get my info to you right away!

  2. Congrats to the winners. America this is just darling. I love the image and your sentiment could not be better. The twine and gems are great little additions. I came across some oldie but goodie HM stamps myself. I'll have to put them to some good use soon.

  3. Oh what an adorable image and such a gorgeous card too.

  4. A just adorable card America - what a wonderful design and colour scheme.
    I love how you've used the twine to let the little sweetie make a safe landing and what a fabulous sentiment!!!

    Heather xx

  5. it's a gorgeous card America and congratulations to the winners.
    and thank you America for giving.

    gr karin

  6. Gorgeous card in rich greens and blues!! I was so excited to see you have chosen me for the winner of those lovely charms! :) Just bubbling over with excitement. xoxo Thank you!! Hugs, Kelly

  7. A gorgeous card, love House Mouse, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxxxx

  8. a wonderful card with a very sweet image!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet-Challenge!

    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  9. As always a fab card, I love the dimension on this one and the bright color.

  10. Oh, this is so cute ! Love the raindrops and the dimensional details ! Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !

  11. What a beautiful card!!!! We have a "Technique" challenge going on that I think your card is perfect for

  12. Lady, you have packed a lot of living into your life so far!!!!!!! I knew you were a veteran, but a paratrooper....I'm impressed, but not surprised! Your card is amazing. Love the paper tole, have not done that for years, but the technique is perfect for this card. Colors are so bright and fun, but the little mouse looks a little nervous about the landing....


  13. Adorable image and a super card your design it really gives the card dimension. Enjoy your day,
    hugs Dorte

  14. This is so awesome. I adore HM images and stamps. Your colouring and layout is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Cathy DT Member

  15. Wonderful card, so cute, great design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  16. So very cute, love the design!!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my March wordplay saturday challenge!

  17. What a fabulous card! I love your design and colors. Thanks for joining us at


  18. Such a lovely creation, and with gorgeous dies! Thank you for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  19. Totally LOVE this card! And your optical illusion of depth is perfect!
    Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Pia xx

  20. So adorable! Such a darling scene! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  21. Wonderful Card! Fantastic Detail! Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

  22. What a great card, love the image- perfect for our challenge this week at MMM - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

  23. wow, what an awesome card America!

  24. What a wonderful card! I love the dimension of the parachute and the extra cording you used. Very nice!

  25. WOW - I lke 3D on cards :) Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded crafting Fun. Good Luck, Joanna DT

  26. Love the unique way of this card, thanks for entering MCC challenge, Kathy x

  27. I just saw your winning card on Sweet Stampin - OMG you have a new fan! I will be following you on Bloglovin! I LOVE your 3D look -that is my favorite style. Beautiful work America!

  28. A gorgeous card. I love the image and design.
    Thanks for joining this months challenge at Without Words
    Lorraine x

  29. This is incredible! Love the details and the layers. I keep looking at it to figure out how you put it all together. I'm going to save this to Pinterest. Thanks for the inspiration!

  30. First of all... Thank you for your service!! You are absolutely incredible for serving!! I honor you!! And your card is stunning!!! I love the papers you used!!! LOVE your decoupage!!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Your coloring, the distressing, those amazing silver pearls!! Just an incredible creation... I LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Animal Antics at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  31. This is exquisite in every single facet! Wow! The image is precious and colored to perfection... and your design around him is sheer brilliance! Incredibly done! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at 7 Kids College Fund!
    Hugs and blessings,

  32. Oh, what a fun card, America! I love your blue and green color combo. I'm so glad you shared it with us by entering our "Animal Antics" challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this time. Hope to see you entering our next challenge, also, and good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  33. I absolutely LOVE this card!! The image is colored beautifully and I love how you layered your papers! Thank you for playing in our challenge at! Hugs, Rosie

  34. woooow this is totally gorgeous!!! Love the layout and the colors you have used.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  35. I LOve how you've layer this card! FABulous colours and the cutest of meece. Hope he lands okay..I'm sure he will...LOving your sentiment too.

  36. awwww such a lovely card

    thank you so much for sharing with us over at Polkadoodles Animal Magic Challenge

    Hugs kerrie xxx
    Polkadoodles DT