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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sunflower House Mouse Acorn Shape Card

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

Can you believe it's Wednesday already?! Yesterday Dave and I had the best time together on his day off. We went to the infamous Hollo's Paper Store where I was able to pick up a few much needed supplies, such as clear envelopes and paper doilies. also went to several of our favorite antique stores so I could get a few more vintage laces and buttons to replenish my ever dwindling stash .... ha! (hope dearest hubby doesn't read that last sentence! tee hee!) he was able to get an old window frame to work on over the winter. he took one this past winter and turned it into the most gorgeous shabby chic mirror for our upstairs hallway. it is beautiful! excited to see what he does with this next one! :)

The card I am sharing with you today uses one of the vintage laces I found yesterday on a fun acorn shaped template from Shape EZ by TLC. I don't see this exact template in her store right now, but I'm sure you could send her a quick message if you were interested. Tammy has a beautiful blog that is filled with gorgeous inspiration using her templates as well as many other projects. I'm a longtime follower of hers! :)

The cutey stamp is a House Mouse one called 'Daisy Face' that I fussy cut, gingham paper is by Simple Stories, leaves are from Prima, lace is vintage as I mentioned above as are the buttons, and little ribbon snippet on stem is by SU!  not sure who makes the sunflower as I took them out of their packaging long ago. same goes for mfg of baker's twine.

acorn cap was sanded, distressed with inks, and then sprayed with walnut gold glimmer mist before inking the edges and adding more vanilla ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by! for those of you who have been asking, Mocha is doing okay for now. thank you for your concern and well wishes. :)

edited to add:  I can't get any of the blogs I follow to show up in my feed.... I will be around to visit as soon as blogger decides to co-operate. this has been going on for a few days now. so sorry I've been absent from your blogs. :(  hopefully it will soon be fixed.

House Mouse - anything goes or bingo: ribbon, yellow/gold, flowers/leaves OR button, ribbon, baker's twine, OR all 3 colors
Sisterhood of Crafters - photo inspiration
Clear It Out - theme: autumn, stash: leaves (these Prima leaves are REALLY old!)
Creative Card Crew -  fall
TTCRD - anything goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - something that starts with 'g' (glimmer mist, green)
Fantasy Stampers - autumn leaves
Crafting with Friends - anything goes
Craft for the Craic - anything but a square
Crafting Musketeers - autumnal colors
Gruffies and Guests - make it fruity or anything House Mouse/Happy Hopper/Gruffies goes


MezzoKat said...

What a great idea to make an acorn shaped card, and a vintage acorn at that! Beautiful colouring on the sweet little Trick or Treater.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Too darn cute - love that acorn shape.

Joan B said...

adorable and clever. love the leaf treatment on the top! Would love to see a picture of the shabby chic mirror.

Misti said...

Super cute card! The acorn is perfect for this trick or treater!

Unknown said...

Absolutely adorable card. Love the acorn shape and that lace was a nice find on your shopping trip. Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenge!


Snoopy :D​

Verna Angerhofer said...

Cute idea and love the vintage look too.

Anonymous said...

Great idea!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Vickie Y said...

Love the card shape; adorable image! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cute! Love the sweet House Mouse image and the acorn shape!

Beth Brovold said...

Jennifer this is such a fabulous fall card!! The shape is've embellished so beautifully and of course your sweet little mouse is coloured to perfection!!! Thank you for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!! Good luck!
Take care,

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

Dorte said...

Love the shape of your beautiful autumn card, Jen....cute little HM image. Thank you for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!
hugs Dorte

Dawn said...

Gorgeous little Acorn shaped card Jennifer! I love the sweet image & the gorgeos lace!
Dawn xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and inspiring, love this creation and colours. Have a great weekend...

 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Darlene said...

Hi Jen ... hope you're doing well! Crazy busy here getting ready for my various Fall Craft Shows! This is so cute ... don't you just LOVE Fall! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FALL PHOTO INSPIRATION’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word Jennifer!! This is just so DARN cute!! :) Love the shape of the acorn card and that image is too sweet with all of the Fall colors and accents!! :) Happy weekend!


Thank you for letting me know you created with the acorn Jennifer! I love seeing the adorable imaginative creations each individual creates with them! Your right, I need to get the store updated for fall templates too! Thanks again, and I love the house mouse stamp with the template! Big hugs!!

Sue said...

Wonderful shaped card, love it! Sweet mouse with the pumpkin too. Beautiful embellishments. Super fun card. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Tracey said...

What a fabulous shaped card Jennifer (perfect for "Fall") & I love that cute image :o)
I hope you are keeping well my friend.

Maria Moorhouse said...

What beautiful leaves! Just perfect for the Autumn Leaves theme at Fantasy Stampers challenge, thanks for joining us x

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card and thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Make it Fruity” with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again.
Hugs Shaz x

Sandra H said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Make it Fruity” with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Silvia said...

Such a cute Card! This shape is really great. Thank you for joining us at Gruffies and Guest Challenge and good luck!
Silvia DT

Unknown said...

A really lovely card. The shape, the colours, the theme. Thanks for sharing with Crafting Musketeers :) xx

Christine said...

Super cute creation love all the deatils nice take on the BINGO chall..

Thanks for sharing with us on our Bingo chall this wk.@ House Mouse & friends Mon. chall... good luck with the DT call..

smiles Christine DT xx

America said...

Hi again Jennifer! What a fun ACORN shape and lovely detailing for this little mousey. Adorable FALL take on the BINGO chart. Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. You are super talented. Good luck with the fab prizes and Mousey DT call. :)

Suchi said...

What a cool the shape of the nut...! :) Thank you for joining Craft for the craic.
Suchi DTxx