Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sweet Christmas Mousie

Coffee of the Day - Caramel Swirl with Bourbon (that's the coffee flavor, not what I added to my coffee! grins!)

I want to begin my post by thanking those of you who left me such wonderful birthday comments last week! I really appreciate your thoughtfulness! :) had a quiet day with just me and the dogs, but on Saturday did celebrate with the entire fam. went to our fave paper store, since Jocelyn had never been before, and also got in a bit of antiquing. had both lunch and dinner out, which was quite the treat! then everyone headed back to Camp to get ready for the next group to arrive. While we were out and about, they surprised me with my gift from all of them - they are buying me my next tattoo! I am so excited! trying to decide which of 2 I want to get. I really want to get a pink bow for my cancer battle, but also want a tat on my foot, and think that during the summer is the ideal time to get that one. my tats have to be symbolic, and for the most part are related to my faith walk. I'll keep you posted!

now on to my card - we have a new challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges: M is for Men or Mice. We are sponsored by Tammy and her fabulous Shape EZ templates. these are so much fun to work with!

I am using the Shape EZ Tipped Scalloped Flower template, digital papers from the Carta Bella Merry & Bright collection, a cutey image from Bugaboo called 'Christmas Mouse - Cocoa'. the sentiment is from a PTI set, flourish die and border are both Tim Holtz, gorgeous twine is Maya  Road, stitching stamp is Gina K. shimmerz paint was added to the bow, spoon, shoes, and heart on main image. stickles were added to the Shape EZ flowers. I have a 'thing' for polka dots, if you haven't already been able to tell, so I added dots to the mug with my white gel pen. some rhinestones on the sentiment punch, a doily, and a button complete the card.

colors are a bit off in the scan because I didn't want to put the lid down on the scanner & crush the flowers. I did the best I could with the editing, but I am no Einstein in that area. please forgive me.

enjoy your day! sending you big hugs!

WAW - anything goes with encouraging senti
Creative Craft - a stitch in time
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Crafting By Design - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - glitz & glimmer (shimmerz paint, stickles, rhinestones)
Digi Sketch - theme: Christmas
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Paper Nest - animal love
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything goes Christmas
A Little Bit Crafty - something sweet
Sparkles Christmas - buttons and bows
Docerela - kraft cs
Jingle Belles - a digital Christmas (papers and image)
Sister Act - anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - cute & cuddly with non-traditional colors (pink & blue)


Dorte said...

Cute card Jen and a sweet mousie image. Your rolled flowers are pretty, mine always look like crap!!
hugs Dorte

Pam said...


Happy belated Birthday! I was on vacation last week and am trying to get caught up. Sounds like you had a really nice day! Love your card too!!!


Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute card.

Sounds like a nice birthday celebration.

Margaret said...

Such a cute mouse stamp. Love that you used non-traditional Christmas colors. Thanks for joining us for this challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.
Margaret, DT

Sandra said...

Very cute card Jennifer!!
Love the twine and the flowers.
And I can't wait to see a photo of your tattoo :-D
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

bumblebee creations said...

what a cute card--love the colors! I am too wimpy to get a tattoo!! Happy belated Birthday!!

SmilynStef said...

What a sweet little holiday card ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Anita said...

Glad you had a good birthday celebration! You are brave to get a tattoo. I couldn't handle the pain which for me is crazy since pain is part of my life. Your card is so cute. You are always in my prayers.

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with a lovely image too...thanks for joining us at Digi Sketch Challenge!
xxx Margreet

Chrisboldo said...

Happy Belated B-day! Love this card, too cute! I just sent you an email too.

Chris B

Hazel said...

What a sweet card - thanks for sharing for my CHNC challenge extra for June - hope to see you again soon. x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is such a sweet card, Jennifer. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us, and have a blessed week!
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Sandra H said...

Morning, Wow your card is so lovely and fitting for our challenge at Sparkles Christmas "Buttons and bows" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

kelly ledder said...

So adorable!

Thanks for entering with us at Digi Sketch this fortnight.

Kelly x

Sukie said...

Pretty card with lots of fun details. Love all of the pink too! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Docerela Creations!

Docerela said...

Oh your card is so cute. I sure miss Christmas but not the cold weather. :0)

THanks for joining us this week at Docerela Creations.

Marilyn said...

You did a great job on this card. I think this image was on one of the first cards I ever made and I still think that mouse is the cutest!
Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I hope you'll join us next time as well.

Penny said...

Another darling card, Jen! Love the fun image, your pretty die cuts & flowers, that yummy paper, and great embellies! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sarah J Moerman said...

Adorable card! Such a cute image! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Tlc Creations said...

Happy Belated Birthday~! I'm sorry I missed the exact day. How fun~! a gift of a tatoo........I am way to chicken about the pain to even think about
Let us know which design you decide.

nada said...

Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Dulce Silva

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous, adorable image...Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty.
Wendy xx

Tanvi said...

A cute card, love the pattern papers you have used.

Peanut said...

Such cute little critters, Jennifer! So ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing your beautiful project in our Glitz & Glamour challenge. We'd like to see you again next week. … x
Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
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lauren bergold said...

oh my goodness, that little xmas mouse is just waaaaaaaaaaay TOO CUTE! i really love that sentiment, as well. so happy you could join our hybrid holiday fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Fiona said...

sweet card and lovely colour combo!!

Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.


Rene said...

This is such a sweet card!
Happy belated sounds like you had a real good time!

Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Designs!
Do join us again!

Unknown said...

Happy Belated Birthday wishes. How cute is this card, such a great image and fab choice of colours, thank you for playing along with us at Creative Craft Challenges2, this fortnight, good luck xxxx

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great color combo on this, and super cute image! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Unknown said...

Beautiful card
Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
DT Member Sara

Mummylade said...

What a gorgeous creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampin for the Weekend this challenge!

Chitra Nair said...

Such a cute card.. Thanks for sharing it with us at PTT...