Monday, May 05, 2014

Cinco de Mayo, Sunny Days for HMFMC169, and Blog Candy

Hello, Hello! It's May 5th - Happy Cinco de Mayo to all of my Crafty Paisanos from Mexico!! I have used bright colors with today's project in honor of this special occasion! ;)
It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE at HMFMC! Our lovely and talented Teamie, Sue Drees is hosting and has chosen theme Sunny Days.
 Show us any of your adorable House-Mouse and Friends, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers
images enjoying the warmer weather.  Here's my take...
 same card, different lighting
Stamps:  Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs, called;  "Main Squeeze", featuring Amanda and Maxwell. #HMOR1148, from Year 2013.
INKS:  Copics, Studio G Pigment Inks (for sponging edges), Gold Liquid Metal Marker
PAPERS; Summer DP & White heavyweight CS
Accessories: Spellbinders Dies, Square punch (for banner end), Silver Sun Charm (colored with Liquid Metal Gold Marker to make yellowish gold), stickles glitter glue, Twines, rope, Mesh, Button, foam tape 
Techniques:  Sponging

Come join the FUN!! Grab one of our HMFMC Buttons and link it back to us!
HMFMC is very proudly Sponsored by...
...Also Proudly Sponsored by...

... and also by our teamie/Challenge Hostess Sue Drees
Thank You to our wonderful Sponsors for your great generosity and support!!

A special thanks to our fab March and April GDTs; Carol  and  Chrissy.  We enjoyed having you on board and appreciate your beautiful contributions. We are also welcoming FOUR new Guest Designers joining us for the months of May and June;  Andrea, Diane, Lauren and Lillian.  We are excited to have you on board as Guests and look forward to working alongside you.

And last, but not least, There is still TIME TO ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN this next fab House-Mouse Rubber Stamps CANDY at HMFMC  
HMFMC Team Blog CANDY - Enter to WIN 2 ADORABLE HMD STAMPS!! Hurry, this Candy ends May 18th  
Simply follow the HMFMC BLOG, post the CANDY picture to your blogs linking it back to HMFMC and leave us a comment.  That's it!  :)

ENTER YOUR creations (using any of the House-Mouse Designs® Stamps) DIRECTLY into the STAMPENDOUS! Challenge Blog for the May contest hat is running during the month of MAY  You could win a NICE PRIZE PACKAGE!!  Here is the direct link;
The theme is;

Mice are Nice (and so are Bunnies and Bears!) 

I'd also like to enter my card into the following challenges, starting with the Stampendous!
  2. Brown Sugar - Patterned paper
  3. Cards Galore - Anything goes
  4. Catered Crop - Button Up 
  5. Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
  6. Cute Card Thursday - Here Comes Summer
  7. Delightful Challenges - Add Dimension
  8. Quirky Crafts - Something Beginning With -S; Sunblock, Sunshine, Sun, Sea, Sand, String, Sponged, Stamp, Sentiment...
  9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
  10. Inky Impressions - Anything goes
  11. Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
  12. Dies R Us Challenges - Anything Goes/Use Dies"
  13. Dream Valley -  Anything Goes
  14. Jo's Craft Shack - Anything Goes
  15. My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
  16. Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
  17. Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
  18. Melon Headz Friends - Lots of Circles
Thank you for stopping by. I so love hearing from you!  Hope to see you joining the House-Mouse FUN!!  Good Luck!  :)
My Mousey Script Signature photo America2KDHMtransp.gif
HMDT Signature Large photo HMDTKDHM.gif


  1. I like this image funny.
    you have used so bright colours. so beautiful!!
    beautiful card.

  2. this is sweet and a colourful and beautiful card America.

    gr karin

  3. Gorgeous card America :-) I love the bright colours and all the details on this, the way you die cut the papers is brilliant ,,, totally LOVE this ! the mesh, twine and charm are perfect finishing touches too :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Gorgous card, love the colours and that image is just so sweet xx

  5. Owwwww, loving those HOT summer colors! This image always cracks me up when I see it, they are so funny sometimes. Background is beautiful too.
    Great take on sunny days, can't wait until we get some!!!!!


  6. Wow! You've got such great style America. Another image I've not seen before and it's so perfect for the theme. Lx

  7. WOWZERS! I know why you were up till the crack of dawn! LOL! AWESOME! I love how bold and vibrant you color! And it always looks great on those beautiful papers you have! I used a piece from my "special stash" for my card. LOVE IT! You da' bomb GF!

  8. This is so how you used the circle together with the backing...the stamp is adorable can also enter the Lots of Circles challenge at Melonheadz Friends!
    xxx Margreet

  9. This is gorgeous and your image is so beautiful love all of the colours too! x

  10. Nice, bright sunny card. Those looks like some happy mouseys getting their quota of Vitamin D.

  11. OMG this is just so cute America!!! I feel like I'm at the beach...LOL!! Your colours are fabulous...LOVE this card!!

  12. Hi America. Cute cards, but I have always loved House Mouse cards. I just wanted to let you know I had a gift give away and your name was picked, if you could get back with me with your address, that would be good, I could send you the gift.

  13. OMG it's been a VERY LONG TIME since I've visited your blog! This creation is AWESOME!! Fabulous design and coloring! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

  14. Love, love, love this brightly colored and fun card! Thanks for joining the Dies R Us May Challenge, "Anything Goes"!

  15. Great card thanks for joining us at Crafting at the Weekend and good luck x

  16. Such a lovely bright card
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes challenge #5
    Gemma xx

  17. A stunning card America, I love your design and gorgeous colour scheme. Such a brilliant image and gorgeous detailing!!!

    Heather xx
    ....and thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  18. Such a fun card! I just love everything about it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, "Dimension"! :)

  19. So great to see you have entered our Lots of Circles challenge at Melonheadz Friends with your beautiful card! Thanks!
    xxx Margreet

  20. love it!!!! thanks for joining us to inky!!!

  21. Gorgeous card & image too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Inky Impressions & hope to see you back tomorrow for our Mother's Day challenge!!!!!

  22. Love the colors and that added twine adds the perfect texture. Beautiful design! Love your work on the HM blog too! Thanks for playing with us at the "Anything Goes" Challenge at Dies R Us Blog and hope you'll join us again soon. -Jenny, DRU DT

  23. Yahoo! Love the bright colors and image on this card! I love Cinco De Mayo and the sun, too!
    Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes#5

  24. What a super fun card !!!! I love the fun, and bright colors !!! Thank you so much for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack !!! I hope you join us again, and have a wonderful day !!

  25. I love House Mouse and you have colored them beautifully! Great design America! Thank you for participating in our "Anything Goes" challenge from Dies R Us!

  26. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

  27. Hi America
    Brilliant creation, love the stamp and a fab layout too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  28. Wow, I love everything about this, from the fab texture to he bright Summer colours. Great card! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  29. you haven't mentioned your S's but I'd count sun, sea, sand, string, sponged, stamped, sunblock, sentiment! I love the colours! Lovely creation for our S challenge just finished over on the Quirky Crafts Blog! Thank you so much for joining in! Winners will be posted later...
    ((Lyn)) DT

  30. Oh, like this one. Loving the circle layers and colours :) Thank you for playing along at Melonheadz Friends, see you tomorrow for a new challenge :)

  31. Adorable card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ circle challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  32. Wonderful cards!!!!!! Thank you for your works!

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  34. Super adorable, America!! Thanks so much for entering it in our May Challenge Mice are Nice! We hope to see lots more of your work over our way! No matte what our challenge topic, mice are always appropriate and welcome. :)