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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Cuppa with Gruffie - HM Monday Challenge

Coffee of the Day - Starbucks House Blend

Got a jump start on the House Mouse Monday Challenge by actually playing ON TIME!!! what is up with that?!?! well, Dave and the boys went backpacking in PA for the day yesterday. The guys are on Spring Break this week and Dave took off a few days to spend with the fam. They originally were going to take a 3 day backpacking trip, but the weather at the park they were headed to was going to be rainy and cold the entire time, so they decided to stay home and just do day trips. Works for me, since they brought pizza home with them last night! ;) So I had a chance to do some fun stamping. yeah, I know, like anything ever keeps me from that!!! grins!

I love this Gruffie image - you know me and a coffee or tea pot! I added the little flowers to bring something a little fun to the card. yep, I like to do that a lot, too! Papers are SU! and Basic Grey Urban Prairie. Used my neat Martha Stewart punch for the borders and added this prima twill trim that ended up being a perfect match. Toss on a prima flower and some dew drops, ink the edges in white craft, and ta da - we have a card! the center image is popped up on foam tape to add dimension. All coloring is done with watercolor brushes and SU! inks. Card size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square. oh yeah, I almost forgot the most important part - the House Mouse Monday Challenge was to create multiple images - either through stamping several images or by cutting your image into several pieces. you can see what I chose! ;)

have a lovely day!
Jennifer

13 comments:

Crazy For Scrapping said...

very pretty, I love how you cut the picture into pannels, I get nervous doing that. TFS

America said...

This turned out adorable. Thanks for playing along on HM&F this week & Good luck! :)

Judy said...

Awww - how cute is he?! That's one of my favorite Gruffies too. I love how you put the little flowers on the teapot. Also like how you cut the image into panels. It never occurred to me to cut one image into pieces for the "multiple" images. Very clever.

Dru said...

This is so pretty Jennifer - I love your colors and the way you met the challenge by splitting your image.

Karen from PA said...

This is so adorable. I love the Gruffies. I love what you did with the challenge. Maybe someday, I will get to play along.

Sara said...

well, my goodness Jennifer, you sure are speedy. I've been thinking and thinking about what to do, but haven't actually gotten anything done. Great job with the challenge, it's adorable

Rica said...

You certainly thought outside the box on this one. Gorgeous colours and papers. Love Gruffies flowered teapot.
Thanks for joining us at HM&F.
hugs Heather xx

Shary said...

Great idea for the challenge and a lovely card.

Paula said...

Lovin' the pannels! Cute card girl. Green is a favorite color so how could I not like this baby?

Scrubbysue said...

Awwwwww......this is so cute. I love the colors you used!

pipertäjä said...

What a great idea! Love your card!

stephanne said...

You cutified that teapot perfectly and I love when Martha Stewart contributes!! This has a nice springtime feel to it, love it!! Great job on the challenge and congrats on the timeliness, lol.

Enjoy your day,
Stephanne

Sue said...

Jennifer, aw, I love this image, ONE of my favorites, there are so many. Like how you did him in three sections too. Great Card.