Saturday, April 25, 2015

Enjoy Every Moment Mice

Coffee of the Day - Creme Brulee

It has been YEARS since I took out my poor little mousies, my House Mouse stamps I mean. I was leaving comments on some blogs I follow when I came across a fellow blogger who was playing in the current House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. it reminded me of the days when I use to play with my  mousey stamps all the time! not only do I have a bucket load of these cuties, but a friend I knew at the time let me play with a bunch of hers, too.

so up into the attic in the barn I went to track down my stamps. yes, it's a sad day when the mice are left in the barn.....and out came this cutey patootie stamp. it's called 'Walking in the Rain', but I am having a doozie of a time trying to track down anything on the House Mouse store site to try to link it. so very sorry.

the card is larger than the average bear to accommodate the large stamp. thank goodness I still buy 12x12 cs! grins!

papers are from the Basic Grey Fresh Cut collection, flowers are a combo of Wild Orchid Crafts, Petaloo, & Prima, buttons are from my vintage collection, gorgey ribbon is SU!, and tickets & doily are from my stash once again. used my label maker to create the remainder of the sentiment. the little banner is part of the Basic Grey collection, too.

raindrops were highlighted with my clear spica glitter gel pen, and tiny accents were added to some of the flower centers with a white gel pen.

boy howdy, I forgot how detailed these stamps are to color and tough to get a nice, clear stamped impression, too. I've been playing with digis so long, it's kinda nice to be using an actual big stamp again. :)

enjoy your weekend! it's Maple Festival here, which of course means lousy weather. we've had snow for several days, but now it's just cold. good to keep the sap running though.

don't forget to enter my blog candy while you are here. :)

House Mouse and Friends Mon Ch - April Showers
Sweet Sketch Wed - sketch
Pile it On - April Showers bring May Flowers
Craft for the Craic - die-ing for Spring or Easter (Spellbinders die)
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - ribbon or lace
Time Out Ch - 'You Can't Make a Rainbow Without a Little Rain' (I went with the rain portion of the theme)
Gruffies & Guests - patchwork with anything goes option
My Time to Craft - spring flowers
Lia Stampz - use ribbon
Art by Miran - anything goes
Dragon's Lair - add an animal
Art Impressions - April Showers bring May Flowers
Dream it Up - showers of showers
Throwback Thurs - any stamp older than 1 year (oh yeah, this poor guy has been in my barn longer than that!)
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Cuttin' and Stampin' - cute critters
Digi Sketch Ch - not sure if the theme is furry friends or flowers because both are mentioned, but thankfully my card covers both. ;)
Stamp and Create - anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Animal Love
Whimsy - color an image


Joan B said...

adorable I have one, maybe two, of those images and they are darling. keeping them in the barn cracks me up!!

Creations by Shirl said...

They are darling, love those mice/mouse images.... your card is just too precious... love it!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So fun to rediscover an old love! Your card is beautiful! I've never made one that size before! Love all the gorgeous details! Enjoy your weekend!

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely creation.

New Creations said...

Wonderful creation! Love the mice image, so big!!! Beautiful LO and papers, love it!

AJ Bodine said...

Rainy days and blooming hyacinths..I just love your style. What a lovely card, thank you for sharing it with us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

AJ - DT, Sentimental Sundays

wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful card. I love the House Mouse and like you I rarely use those stamps now.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very cute and spring like card!

Cazro said...

A very pretty spring card. So pleased you played along at MTTC.Caz

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Jennifer, such an adorable image and perfect papers - I can't believe you keep your mousey stamps in the barn!

Sandra said...

ah such a cute card Jennifer!!
Love the house-mouses!!
Beautiful colored!

Kathie said...

Oh Jennifer this is such a cute card, I so glad that you hunted this stamp out as I've never seen it used before. Your colour and papers are wonderful and your add embellishments are the perfect finishing touches to a great card. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Rachael said...

So sweet! I love the image and the details you have put on this card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays! x

Nancy said...

Awww...they are just too sweet! I don't think I have ever said that about mice before! lol Your card is lovely!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I'm always so happy to hear from you. :o)

Heide said...

Oh Jen, It is just stunning, so springy and sweet. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Linda Anderson said...

How beautiful!! What a fabulous take on the sketch too. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


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Beth Brovold said...

Well Jennifer that was a fabulous read!!! I am so glad that you have let your poor sweet mice out of the!!!!! Your card is so beautifully done...and I certainly know what you mean about the detail in these wonderful stamps!! Thanks for coming to play with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge...hope that you'll play along with us next that the mice are out PLEASE don't banish them to the barn again!!!!
Take care,

Anonymous said...

Adorable, love the flowers!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Dawn said...

Hi Jennifer, thanks for stopping by my blog! It's been ages since I visited you but I am now subscribed by email, o I should be a bit better!
I hope you are keeping well!
Love your little card! Those little meeces are just the cutest!
Dawn xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer what a sweet card with the litlle mousies ;) Super fun colours to! I'm your new follower :)
Kind regards Chantal

Sue said...

Jennifer, your blog post read along with my second cup of coffee, just made my Sunday morning. I have been to the barn as a child and I have seen mice, but none on wood blocks! Your card is wonderful. Love this large image and you have colored it up beautifully. Along with the great sketch you used and all your details, your card is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and sharing your story and card with us. Now that the mice are out of the barn, a new challenge begins Monday, and it is a fun one, hope you can come back and play again.


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh this is so sweet, Im scared of House Mouse stamps as I just cant get them coloured right. Your card is brilliant. Thank You so much for dropping by my blog, Hazelxx

anne said...

A beautiful card, I love hyacinths and your colours for them are just perfect. Thank you for joining in with us this week. Anne SSW2-DT

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. That image is so cute.

*Vicki* said...

What a sweet image Jennifer!! Wonderful design with all of your special details!! ;)

sandie said...

Fabulous card, such wonderful detail and outstanding colouring. Thanks for joining Time Out x

Snoopy said...

Such a beautiful card! It truly gives the feeling of being in the garden. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Hugs,Snoopy :D

Penny said...

Oooh, great take on that sketch, Jen! Love the pretty papers you used, the distressing, that darling image and coloring, and all your fun embellishments! :^)
I haven't used a mousey stamp for quite a while either! Hmmm...
Hugs, Penny

Beverley said...

What a darling card and beautifully coloured. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

Gwyneth said...

What a gorgeous House Mouse card. I love it.
Thank you very much for entering the "Dragons Lair Designs" "Add an Animal" challenge this month. Good luck.
Gwyneth DT

shaz earl said...

Fab card! thank you for joining at Gruffies & Guests good luck
Shaz DT x

Barbiedi said...

lovely card, cute mice, thanks for joining the dragons lair challenge this month

Joanna M. said...

I too have left my House Mouse stamps linger in their cases for far too long. I should take your advice and search them out because your card is absolutely darling. Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Stampendous said...

Oh my, what a fantastic card! So glad you loved on your House-Mouse stamps. With your lovely coloring, I think these mice are quite happy walking in the rain. Thank you for sharing your House-Mouse Designs!

Anonymous said...

Very creative! Thank you for joining us at TO Challenge!

michele said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week Jennifer! Fabulous card :) hugs x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining our April challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
Eithne :)

Bad Kitty said...

lovely card

Lorraine A said...

Hi Jennifer :-) I am just catching up with everyone after my vacation and I missed this one for the HM challenge :-) I am so thrilled that you have re-kindled your love of House Mouse and have rescued them from the barn. If there are any more in there go back and find them,, poor little critters ,,,, LOL :-)

LOVE this card, the whole design is absolutely adorable ! :-)

Now House Mouse has been taken over by Stampendous many of these are discontinued, but they are bringing many designs back so lets hope this one is re-released soon :-)

Lols x x x

Karen Day said...

What a sweet stamp! And a gorgeous card - I love all your pretty embellishments. Thanks for joining our April Showers/May Flowers challenge at Art Impressions!