Monday, February 19, 2018

It's a Coffee Date!

Hello and welcome to Monday Peeps! It's a President's Day Holiday here in the USA, so kids don't have School!  Yeay for this Mama!  That means less running around today! :) 

Stamps:  Stampendous!  House-Mouse Designs Cling Stamp called "Java Jumpers" featuring Monica and Muzzy.  The "Coffee Date" sentiment circle is a Hero Arts mini-stamp by Clearly Kelly.
Ink:  Copics, Ginger, Caramel and Adirondack Brown DYE Inks
Paper: Shimmer Dark Brown CS, White CS, Bazziil textured Brown CS 
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering
Accessories: Spellbinders Renaissance Stacey Caron Design Cutting Dies, Half-Circle Dies, Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Coffee themed Dry Embossing Folder, Circle Punch and Brown Satin Ribbon.

I needed a card to invite a sweet friend out for Coffee - so this was the perfect time to use this adorable mousey stamp! The Coloring took me the longest. (not my thing so I'm glad it's done) Looking back, the coffee beans should have been a slightly different color than the mice -  don't ya think? LOL :)

Come play along at HMFMC!  We are proudly sponsored by;
HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site!

 Pizzazz Aplenty has a Surprise $40  pkg of Embellishments for 1 lucky winner!
Great Prizes, heh?  Thank you Sponsors for your amazing generosity! 

Be sure to play for your chance to WIN! 

Did you enter my random Facebook HM Giveaway from this past Thursday? 
If so, I am so happy that you did!  Thanks so muchAll you had to do was like our Mousey FB page and return here to comment!  Easy as pie! I loved reading your comments! Wishing we could send everyone a prize today, but there could only be 1 winner.... so without any further delays....the LUCKY WINNER of this adorable Stampendous! “Be Mine” Cling Stamp by House-Mouse Designs is;  
 D J
 DJ said this; "Awesome inspiration from all those beautiful cards. I love House Mouse images!")  A BIG CONGRATS to you DJ!  Hope you had fun! Please contact me (America), at email given on sidebar for claiming this FB prize! Thank you ALL again for joining the House-Mouse FUN and for stopping by today peeps!  I sincerely hope to have inspired you and that you will have a crafty fun day too! 

I would like to also enter this Card into the following Challenges:
Daring Cardmakers  Take A Break
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes - Must COLOR images
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - For a Friend
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Way to Add a Sentiment (for me it's definitely stamping and or die-cutting the sentiment text/sayings/words)


  1. Hello America: I'm a coffee drinker and this image is right up my alley. I have some address labels with this image too.
    Fabulous coloring, the rich brown of your die cut and bow compliments this sweet image to perfection.
    I'm so thrilled to be one of the Guest Designers for the HMFMC, it's been such a joy and loads of fun.
    Thank you for having me.
    Big mousie hugs.

    Maria Rodriguez.

  2. Super gorgeous image stunning design with the brown die cute work. Great mousey card..

    smiles Christine x

  3. Wonderful card for a coffee invitation, America, lovely!
    HUgs Dorte

  4. Gorgeous card! Love the depth and texture.

  5. Must get this image...Love the brown die-cut frame, it looks so rich against the white background your coloring and layout is beautiful. Didn't realize there were so many mouse stamps until I started doing some copic was fun being a Guest Designer and I will be back as an entrant as well.

  6. Fabulous card America, love the whole concept of the making.[aNNie' blog]

  7. Aww America you made the meecies proud with the pretty dies and silky ribbon. Lovely creation! ♥ Sue Kment

  8. So pretty l am liking the image too! x

  9. I love a blue and brown combo. Nicely colored, very cute and what a beautiful bow to go along with it. [Bunny]

  10. Sweet and fun card! The dark (coffee) brown frame and bow are very elegant and the embossed coffee cups make a perfect backdrop. Thanks for sharing this with the Daring Cardmakers!

  11. Awww, that is about how I feel about my cup of coffee in the morning!! What a fun image and card, wish I was closer so we could have coffee together. How could your friend say no when they get this wonderful card? Love the colors you chose, and that cut out frame die is beautiful. Fun bright inviting card!


  12. I love coffee and this card is so much fun. Who cares about the color of the coffee beans, they are probably blonde roast beans 😉

  13. Oh, I love your card, the design and I think all the coloring you did is picture perfect!!!! I am eyeballing that embossing background too - perk-fect!!!! LOL :)

  14. Super cute card and I love those little mice. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. xxx

  15. Stunning card! I love the cute little mice and the design of the card. Thank you for playing along with us at As You Like It. Hope to see you in our next challenge. Luv, Wilma

  16. Awesome project. I personally love the project. Love the die cuts and embossed background. Love Alka

  17. Gorgeous card:)Thanks for playing with us at The Creative Crafters:)Ines DT