HM & Friends Spooky Color Challenge BH!!

Happy House Mouse Monday!! 

It’s definitely been way too long since I’ve said those words.

But, one of my favorite people in the whole wide world ~

the one and only MISS AMERICA

convinced me it was time to ink up one of these cuties and join my old teamies!!

It just so happens today is a fun BLOG HOP at the HM & Friends Monday Challenge Blog.

And the challenge is …

A Spooky Color Challenge ~

Orange, PurpleLime Green and Black

If you’ve come here today via the truly AWESOME Lorraine Aquilina’s blog (aka LOLS), you’re at the right place!  If you’ve just happened stopped by today to visit, I highly suggest you take some time to enjoy the start of your day and pop over to the  House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog for all the details.

I was super excited to find this lonely piece of  scrap paper I had in my scrap bin with the EXACT colors needed for today’s challenge.  Unfortunately,  I have absolutely no idea the name!

I do know that the stamp I’ve used is called Dino Treats.

These cuties were colored with Copics, of course … with a little added SMOOCH paint in green (to the dinosaur costume)

and a little orange to the pumpkin treat holder.

AND, I’ve followed my all-time favorite sketch challenge blog for this layout …

deconstructing jen

The deconstructed Sketch No. 74:

Deconstructed Sketch No. 74

Your next stop on this fun blog hop is Natascha Banning’s always inspiring blog.

Thanks for stopping by today and have fun hopping along to see all the fabulous

Spook-tacular House Mouse Creations

and please be sure to stop back at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog

to join us for this fun challenge!

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VERY Scary Cardz!

 Happy Weekend!!  

It may be cold and rainy here in Wisconsin (a perfect day to spend playing with stamps!),

but it’s still THE WEEKEND ~ definitely a time to be cherished in our house!

It’s been a VERY long time since I’ve colored one of my (other) favorite stamps ~ the adorable little mice!!

My twin granddaughters, Hailee & Jordynn love coloring and seeing these images –

so I thought this cutie would make a perfect VERY scary Halloween card for one of them.

Sorry the picture is a little dark, I think I need to stop using so much of the metallic glittery papers!  Sigh.

The TRICK OR TREAT words were cut using my brand spanking new Silhouette Cameo!!

Seemed to be a perfect fit for Maxwell Mouse, aka COUNT MOUSE.

 I came home from work yesterday, after a VERY long week to find a box by the front door!   Turns out a certain Mr. Nice Guy had decided to surprise me with this!!   OMG, was I ever SURPISED!!

I’m just amazed at all the fun things that can be done with this machine ~ Phew.  Thank goodness the weather is bad today.   🙂

Speaking of my MANY favorite images … this cutie, called WITCHY WRYN is a digi from Tiddly Inks.

She comes in a set with this perfectly matching sentiment.

In my search for new card layouts/sketches, I followed this week’s Sketch Challenge – SC406 at Splitcoast Stampers.

That’s it for me today, hope you weren’t too scared by these cuties!!    🙂

Thanks for stopping by, and Have a GREAT weekend!

LaLa Land & House Mouse ~ Monday!

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying the gorgeous fall colors – it seems to have reached the peak here in Wisconsin.   I really hate to think what  comes after this!  blech.

We’ve got a new challenge for you today at LaLa Land Crafts Halloween.   Always a fun theme with these cuties.    This is Buccaneer Marci, isn’t she the cutest?!

The papers are from MME ~ Haunted Harlequin.  I always love using papers that are printed on the brown kraft paper.   She’s been colored with Copics, but I did use a white prisma pencil for her shirt and a Pilot gold marker for her earings, belt and buttons.

 Be sure to pop over to the LaLa Land Crafts blog and take a peek at the awesome cards from the DT, you won’t be disappointed.

. . . AND, Happy House Mouse Monday!

Our challenge today at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog is a color challenge: Black, Orange, Yellow,
Green.

(This allows those of us who celebrate Halloween to make Halloween
cards, and those that don’t celebrate Halloween to do something else.)

This cutie is COUNT MOUSE a/k/a Maxwell Mouse!    Scary guy, huh?  🙂

Be sure to pop over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog to take a peek at the adorable little mice in their Halloween colors.

Thanks for stopping by today!

House Mouse & LaLa Land Challenges

Happy House Mouse Monday!

Our challenge today at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog is Christmas Sparkle.     My sparkle is actually shown on the full card …

I’ve added glittered brads in the corners and a VERY sparkly red ribbon and bow.  The papers are from the Authentique 6×6 collection called Wonder.

Thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments for our THREE-YEAR Birthday celebration blog hop!   

I’m super excited to say that I’ve picked a winner of the $20.00 electronic Gift Certificate from my FAVORITE place to shop for HM stamps …  The Official House Mouse Designs website!!

No. 14 – petra says:

whowww verry beautiful card!! love your colouring and that image is gorgeous!!!
xx petra

Congrats Petra!   Please send me your email address so I can get your certificate to you!   (mgiemza@charter.net)

Be sure to stop over at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog to see ALL the lucky winners!!

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We’ve also got a new challenge today at the LaLa Land Crafts challenge blog ~ Fall Colors!

This cutie is Sitting Marci from LaLa Land Crafts.

I had way too much fun coloring her wavy hair!   The papers for this one are from the Bo Bunny Forever Fall 6×6 collection.

Thanks for stopping by today – Hope you have a great week!

House Mouse 3rd Anniversary Hop!!

Happy House Mouse Monday!!

and

Happy 3rd Anniversary House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog!!

It’s REALLY hard to believe it’s been THREE YEARS that we’ve been having this much fun!   🙂  

In honor of this momentous occasion, we’re having a BLOG-HOP … with LOTS of prizes from the HM&F Design Team!

Our actual challenge today is HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY cards … plus FLOWERS.    Ooops … we can just pretend mine says Happy Birthday, okay?    I was so concerned about the flowers, that I left off the Happy Birthday!!  

 

My prize will be a $20.00 electronic Gift Certificate from my FAVORITE place to shop for HM stamps …  The Official House Mouse Designs website!!

Soooo, on with the hop!   If you’ve arrived here from the lovely Natascha Banning’s blog, you’re on the right path.   If you’ve just happened to stop by today, you can start at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog for a complete list of all participants and details on the hop.  

Your next stop for our House Mouse & Friends Anniversary Hop will be the awesome Lorraine Aquilina’s blog!

Thanks for stopping in today … hope your week is off to a great start.

House Mouse Challenge – Recipe Cards

Happy House Mouse Monday! 

Our challenge today at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog is RECIPE CARDS using any adorable House Mouse image.

I thought this one would be fun to include with a gift basket full of the ingredients for making martinis!   

Sorry this is so short today – I’m running late and have to jump in the shower!  

Be sure to stop over at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog for all the details and to take a peek at the VERY creative receipe cards from the DT.

Thanks for stopping by today.

A Double-Header Challenge Day!

Happy House Mouse Monday …

AND Copic Creations Monday!!

Phew!  A busy challenge day in blogland today.    I’ll try to keep my commentary short and sweet today since I have LOTS of pics to share with you.

We’ve got a new challenge for you at the House Mouse & Friends Challenge blog …  GETTING FRUITY!!    All the details can be found HERE.

And, a new challenge at the Copic Creations blog …  USE YOUR BG (blue green) COPIC MARKERS.

Sponsored by the awesome digital stamp company A DAY FOR DAISIES!!   I love everything from this store!   All the details on this challenge can be found HERE.

Finally, I’ve been promising for a VERY long time to share photos of my new crafting digs …. way back from when we first moved in March of this year.    Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

I’ll just add these quick so you can peek at my most favorite room of the house … A/K/A  “The Office”    😀

(please ignore the snoozing kitty on the window seat!)

my gorgeous view of the woods and field across the street …

A nice big closet to hide all my STUFF!   And check out my work table … found this at a used office furniture store!!   I even talked them down $50.00 in price …

Soooo glad I didn’t DISTURB her nap!

A quick shot of our new fireplace, that we LOVE — this is where I take pictures of my cardz:

The OTHER side!

Please note, my “office” is not usually this neat!   But, since it was all nice and clean, I thought it would be a good time to snap a few pictures.

We do love, love, love our new house …

I feel sooooooo blessed to have such an amazing room to “play” in!    🙂

Thanks for stopping in today.   Be sure to stop at the House Mouse and Copic Creations challenge blogs to check out the always awesome cardz from both amazing Design Teams.

House Mouse Monday ~ Make a Splash

Happy House Mouse Mondy and Happy 4th of July  …

AND, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our own Miss America of the HMDT!! 

Today’s challenge at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog is MAKE A SPLASH …  have water somewhere on your card.  With the HOT, hot, hot weather we’ve been having recently I thought this was an awesome idea!    This challenge is being hosted by my friend, Heather of the HMDT!   Great idea Heather!!

This has always been one of my favorite HM stamps – called Fish Bowl, colored of course with Copics.   I actually added some Smooch illuminate paint to the fish bowl, but it really isn’t showing up in the photo.   

I hope you can pop over to the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog to see all the water themed cards from the Design Team – they’re ADORABLE, as always.    

    Smiley from millan.net

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Stampabilities ~ Fish Bowl
  • Basic Grey ~ ambrosia DP
  • PTI ~ stampers select cardstock
  • Smooch ~ illuminate paint
  • Distress ink ~ wild honey
  • Miscellaneous ribbon
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics used:
  • fish –  Y15, 18;  YR04, 09, 12
  • mouse  –  E30, 51, 53, 55, 57;  R20
  • water  – BG000, 70, 71
  • water plants – BG93, 96
  • outlining – T5, 3, 1

House Mouse Monday ~ Jewels

Happy House Mouse Monday my friends! 

It’s time again for a new challenge at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog!   Our challenge this week, brought to us by THE nicest, sweetest lady in blogland, my friend Miss America is adding JEWELS or jewelry to your card or project.    America not only chose this challenge, she also sent awesome surprise packages to each DT member with LOTS of different jewels, beads, charms … too much to list!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

For this cute little PRIMA Ballerina ~ actually named TWINKLE TOES, I’ve used a string of  silver beads – attached with double-sided super sticky tape, a silver charm for her crown  (we couldn’t have a PRIMA Ballerina without a crown!), some silver metal flowers to which four teeny, tiny silver circle beads were attached to the center.   

Phew … thank goodness for bifocals!    

Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

Prima Ballerina

I also decided to take a stab at a Diamond Fold card, using Bette’s tutorial over at Splitcoast … after several attempts at this folding technique, I finally decided that you have to be smarter than the paper!   Apparently, I wasn’t for awhile.   But, eventually I got and really love the look of this type of card.

You’ll definitely want to take a peek at all the goregous jewel cards from the Design Team!!   And, hopefully, you can join us for this fun challenge.    All the details can be found HERE.

Hope your week is off to a great start.  

SUPPLIES USED:

House Mouse Monday ~ Green & Gold!

Happy House Mouse Monday!!!   (awww, it feels like “home” to be typing this again!)

I hope you’ve had a great weekend!

Our challenge today at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog is GREEN & GOLD .… for any GB Packers fans out there ~ these colors will ring true to you!    I’m even a born and raised GB fan and truly had issues with this challenge!!     Eeeek!       (BTW, I was NOT the one in charge of choosing this challenge!!!)

Our challenge today is to (this is taken exactly from our challenge roster at the HM  challenge blog)   …   Football Frenzy:  Inspired by the Super Bowl winning team Green Bay Packers Colors, over all
theme, team etc.,
and chosen by our very own Stephanie of the HMDT!    (she’s definitely one loyal fan!!)

This HM stamp is called Lemonade Bubbles, and I thought it might just work for this challenge … adding a little GREEN and GOLD!        All the details on this card can be found below.

I hope you have a few minutes to check out the aweome Green & Gold samples from our always inspiring DT!    All the details can be found HERE.    Thanks for stopping by today!

SUPPLIES USED:

House Mouse Challenge ~ May Flowers

Happy House Mouse Monday!!

It’s been soooooooooooo long since I’ve been able to join in the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge;  So, I was especially excited to join in for today’s challenge ~ MAY FLOWERS.    Perfect for this time of year.    Of course, I had to choose one of my favorite flowers, in my very favorite color ~ Purple Lilacs!   

Mmmmmmmmmmm … I also LOVE the smell of lilacs ~ it certainly looks as though Mr. Gruffie is enjoying their lovely fragrance.   This stamp is called Lilac Bouquet from Stampabilities.   

He’s been colored with Copics, cut out and attached to the main panel with pop dots.   I stamped and colored a separate set of the lilacs and attached them with MORE pop dots for a little added dimension:

Be sure to hop over to the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog to take a peek at the gorgeous MAY FLOWER cards from the HM Design Team — you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for visiting today.   I hope your week is off to a great start!

SUPPLIES USED:

House Mouse Monday ~ I ♥ U

Happy House Mouse Monday!

I hope you all had a great weekend.   The one good thing about Monday is it’s time for a new challenge at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog!   This week our challenge is brought to us by my friend, the awesome Lori of the HMDT ~ HEARTS – Use a least one heart on your card.  

 

 

Awwwww …  I could sooo relate to this stamp!   I tend to hug my grandkids so tight that they are usually a little stunned afterwards!   LOL    So, this adorable Happy Hopper image, appropriately named Love Bunny seemed like a perfect Valentine’s Day card for one of my grandkids.   

I hope you have time to pop over to the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog to see all the HEART project from the DT ~ I know you’ll be inspired to join us!

 SUPPLIES USED:

House Mouse Challenge ~ Embossing

Happy House Mouse Monday … evening!

 

Phew!   Sorry this is so late today.   It was a crazy weekend and I wasn’t able to get this card finished until just today.  

Our challenge this week at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog is EMBOSSING … any kind of embossing – Easy Peasy!  

This challenge has been brought to us by my friend, the SUPER talented and very dear Heather of the HMDT.   

Since I was already behind, I went with some pre-embossed cardstock I had picked up at a local scrapbook store, which really saved some time.   I like that! 

 

 

What a perfect place for a little nap!    This really is one of my favorite HM stamps ~ Sleeping Under Flowers.   He sure looks comfy – I’d love to be in his place right now!

Be sure to take a peek at the House Mouse challenge blog to see all the gorgeous embossed cuties from the HMDT … you’ll definitely be inspired to join us. 

Thanks for your visit today!   Hope you’re keeping dry and warm – we’ve received quite a bit of snow today and it’s still coming down … blech!    🙂

 SUPPLIES USED:

House Mouse Monday ~ You Gotta Have Friends!

HAPPY HOUSE MOUSE MONDAY!! 

 

Hope you had a great weekend.    We’ve got a new challenge today over at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog ~ You Gotta Have Friends, brought to us by the wonderful, ohhh-so nice and VERY talented Sue Drees from the HM Design Team.    

 

 

Talk about two VERY cozy friends!      I just love this HM stamp, appropriately called Holiday Smooch.     I’ve actually used Distress Inks to paint this one on watercolor paper —  No Copics, except for the gray outlining!!    Can you believe it?!    lol    It’s been awhile since I’ve used this medium and really enjoyed it!   

I hope you have time to take a peek at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge Design Team’s  awesome FRIENDS projects, I know you’ll be inspired to join us for this challenge!      

Thanks for visiting today!    Snowman Tuesday tomorrow.   🙂

 SUPPLIES USED:  

  • House Mouse ~ Holiday Smooch
  • My Minds Eye ~ Lost & Found union square DP
  • Strathmore coldpress watercolor paper
  • Versafine ~ onyx black ink
  • Distress Inks ~ tattered rose, fired brick, aged mahogany, bundled sage, shabby shutters, forest moss, brushed corduroy, tea dye, wild honey, black soot and weathered wood
  • Sizzix ~ Flourish, holly & mistletoe die
  • My Minds Eye ~ Lost & Found glitter trim
  • Stickles ~ xmas red
  • Copics  T1, 3, 5

House Mouse Challenge No. 81 ~ Halloween

 Happy House Mouse Monday!   

So, you may be wondering what these three “flying” Happy Hoppers have to do with Halloween!    Well, since old age is setting in … I THOUGHT our challenge this week at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog was to make a Halloween card without a Halloween image.   So, after racking my brain, struggling away with this challenge and FINALLY finishing my card, I found out that the challenge was actually just Halloween!    Eeeeek!   (as Mudpie Mouse would say!)    

Since I had my own personal challenge ~ when I came across this Hoppy Fliers stamp featuring Hop-It, Bumble & Itty Bit, it reminded me of the days when my kids would have too much SUGAR after collecting all their candy on Halloween night, and they would be bouncing off the walls!!   We quickly learned to put the candy away and distribute one piece at a time !!   LOL

 

 

This House Mouse sentiment, Candy-Ween ,  seemed perfect for these bouncing bunnies, along with a sticker that I’ve had in my stash for a long time . . .

 

 

Ahhhh, the good old days!   🙂  

I hope you will join us for this fun challenge, even if you don’t use a Halloween image!  LOL    If you’re looking for some inspiration, be sure to check out the awesome Halloween projects from the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog Design Team – you’ll love em!  

Thanks for stopping in today.   As promised, tomorrow will be another Snowman Tuesday    Smiley from millan.net  ~   hope you can stop back.

 SUPPLIES USED: