Monday, June 09, 2014

Reaching for the Stars with "Lots of Layers"

Happy Monday Peeps!!  It's June and the children are finally out of school for the Summer.  There is lots happening this time of year like School/Sports ending, and Graduations, Father's Day, Birthdays, Fourth of July, Weddings, Thanks You's, ... so as crafters, we've got many opportunities for using our handmade cards. :)

We are half-way through the current "Lots of Layers" challenge HMFMC171, at House-Mouse and Friends. So be sure to stop by. You'll be inspired by the amazing Designers' samples. Sure would love for you to play along with our Mousey Team by creating a project featuring any of the HMD House-Mouse, Gruffies and, or, Happy Hoppers. You'll have fun and could win some fabulous prizes. 

Here is my take with a Mousey reaching for the stars with all those layers... heheh :)
 same card, different angle
Stamps: House-Mouse Designs®, Stampabilities wooden stamp called " Smarty Pants",  from Sept 2009, #HMJR1078.
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Papers;  Bazzill Red and Navy Blue Textured Cardstock, White 110lb CS
Accessories: Spellbinders Star Dies, Mini Stars Cuttlebug EF, foam tape  
Techniques:  Dry Embossing

*** Very Proudly Sponsored by ***
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And a very special prize from our fab Teamie, Pauline Bird
What fun prizes. Stop by HMFMC for loads of inspiration and play the Challenge HERE.
I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Layers
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - For the Boys
Crafting by Designs: June - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - For the Boys
Eureka Stamps  - Thank You
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - For Him
Love to Create  Make it for the Kids
Make My Monday -  Male-themed
Marker POP Challenge - Anything Goes
PaperTake Weekly - For the Boys
Path of Positivity - Happiness
Stamp and Create -  Thank You
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin'  - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge  - For the Little Ones

Thank you for stopping by today. I so enjoy hearing from you.
 Happy Creating!  :)
My Mousey Script Signature photo America2KDHMtransp.gif
  HMDT Signature Large photo HMDTKDHM.gif


  1. Gorgous card and super design xx

  2. Simply gorgeous is your card so beautifully presented too!

  3. So cool and I love the red, white and blue layered stars!! Thanks for the look!!

  4. what great and fantastic card America.

    gr karin

  5. Hi America, what a super fun card and could be used for a teacher, or a graduate too. Love the red, white and blue. Kids are out of school already, ours go until almost the end of the month! Enjoy your summer with them.


  6. Gorgeous card America :-) this is totally adorable and I love the whole patriotic red white and blue theme :-)

    Lols x x x

  7. Hi America forgot to say
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  8. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 32 anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  9. Such a Fab Design, thank you so much for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it is much appreciated, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge....
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  10. Fantastic card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  11. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  12. A wonderful card America, I love your design and fabulous colour scheme. Your beautifully coloured image is delightful and love the gem detailing!!

    Heather xx

  13. Such a fabulous card hun love it and ty for linking up at Fan-Tastic Tuesday - wishing u the best of look and hope u come back soon hugs Judith DT x

  14. What a great card, perfect for our challenge this week at MMM - thanks so much for joining in - Jacqueline xx

  15. love the House mouse image and fabulous colouring--and thanks for joining us at CFTH
    Carol DT x

  16. Great card thank you for joining us this week at make my Monday, Laura DT xx

  17. Beautiful card-love all those layers! Having the time to read is something that makes me happy-I'm glad you are playing in the Path of Positivity challenge this month! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Hi America, what a great card, love all the stars and that image is perfect for so many school-ly occasions. Wonderful colouring. Fern x

  19. Gorgeous card. Love the image and design. Thank you for joining our "Make it for the Kids" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  20. Lots of layers indeed! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  21. The stacked stars look fabulous and create such a striking background for this adorable image. The white background makes them pop and the matting looks wonderful. Thank you for joining our Father's Day/For the Boys Challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  22. Gorgeous colors and design America!! Thank you for joining our "Make it for the Kids" Challenge this week at Love to Create!! Hope you we will see you next week too!
    Jackie ~ LTC Owner/Designer

  23. Love all the layers and colors. Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next time.

    Peggy T.
    Eureka Stamps DT

  24. Great card and so nicely done. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Thank You Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal Eureka Stamps DT

  25. This is too cute! I love that image and the colours are so pretty! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create!

  26. what a sweet and lovely card. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Regards, Helen

  27. Cute. Cute. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Path of Positivity.
    Crafty hugs,
    Path of Positivity Guest Designer

  28. Wow fab card, so striking, thanks for sharing with us at Bunny Zoe's, hugs Liz xx

  29. What a wonderful card America. Love the stars.

  30. Brilliant! Love the patriotic theme.

    Snoopy :D

  31. Absolutely delightful. This is so perfect for our HAPPINESS theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  32. Presenting greeting cards is the great thing to establish our love to our loved one.It could feel the happiness.
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