Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Birthday Cats, Mice, and Old Cheese

Winner at House Mouse and Friends
DT Favorite at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Coffee/Tea of the Day - Dunkin' Donuts Vanilla CupCake coffee

So today is my birthday and we are having a party here on my blog! Gourmet cupcakes, ice cream, balloons, music, and lots of dancing! chips and nachos, too! something for everyone!

Don't forget the candy, BLOG CANDY!!!!! Head over to this post and get your name entered for a chance to win some fun prizes! it doesn't matter where in this big, happy world you  live, because everyone has a chance! :) you have until the end of the month to enter. more entries if you link a birthday themed card or project!

so now on to my project....

I pulled out one of my oh, so neglected House Mouse stamps, "Gift for Kitty" and combined it with elements from one of my most favorite ever online stores & blogs, Create with TLC. you have probably seen me use Paulette's sentiments and digital elements if you are a follower or frequent visitor here. she  is a doll. really and truly. she gives away free stuff ALL the time. honest. go check out her blog. now. well, maybe after you finish reading my post. and linking your blog to the candy. then go visit Paulette. tell her hey and ask her what she has against coffee. she will laugh. ;)

speaking of Paulette, she has a few freebies for y'all. talk about party favors! check out the blog candy post for a few more. :) a few of the International participants will win gift certificates to her Etsy store! cool, huh, ?!

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so now we really will get to my card.

cute House Mouse image: check
great Create with TLC elements: check

story: this thing drove me up the freaking wall to get done. I was worried about that cat. it just wasn't right. But here it is finished. Ta da! :)

digital papers are from the Echo Park Celebrate Spring collection, flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, lace trim is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and seam binding is distressed & by Zipper Stop. little ticket and burlap doily are from my stash. no clue whatsoever where the pretty pink sequins came from, but I do like them ever so much. Die is by Spellbinders and punches are from SU! I used a wink of stella glitter pen to go over the jingle bell.

thanks for hanging in there with me. y'all rock the casbah! let's party!
now go get some cake!

House Mouse and Friends - anything goes w/birthday option
Ike's World - anything goes/song inspiration (Happy Birthday, kinda obvious, sorry)
SUYP - furryything goes with cats
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Cute 'N Crafty - birthday
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Cupcake Inspiration - color challenge: pink, green, yellow
Use Your Stuff - inspired by a song: Happy Birthday, of course ;)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes w/a critter
Ching-Chou Kuik - cats or dogs
Crafty Animals - anything goes w/an animal
Dream Factory - Nine Lives


CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

This is just soooooo adorable:) Thank you for entering in Cute N' Crafty Challenge Blog
CuteNCrafty Mommy

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer :-) the little kitty with the mouse is adorable and your colouring is fabulous! I find those cats tricky to colour too, but you did a great job!! the whole design of this is super cute :-)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! hope you have a great day with lots of surprises :-) XXX 🎉🎂🎈

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
Lols x x x

aussie aNNie said...

♪♪Big happy birthday♪♪. Have a great one..♥
This card is gorgeous, lovely stamp and fab colouring. Nice to see you here and thanks so much for entering into our Anything Goes option theme BIRTHDAY current challenge and good luck in the draw. .
{aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends ♥ HOUSE MOUSE

Sall said...

Cute image. Thank you for participating at Ike's World Challenges

Sue said...

Love the cat and mouse stamp, strange friends for sure! Love how you colored the kitty, used to have one that color. Happy Birthday, hope it involved a great cake, and a great cup of coffee!!! Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends with a fabulous entry and sharing i with us.


Christine said...

Hope you enjoyed your Birthday, love this gorgeous take on the option theme of Birthdays gorgeous colouring love the super embellishments lovely colorful creative card Jennifer

Thanks for sharing your super cute card with us @ House Mouse & friends Mon chall Smiles Christine xx

ike said...

Ooo - such a very sweet card :-)
Happy Birthday.
Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES.

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Donna Ellis said...

Super darling little HM card! I love your choices of pinks, and the warmth of the golds and yellows for a cheesy creation, Jenny! thank you for the sweet freebies, and for sharing your gorgeous card (by the way, happy belated birthday!) hugs, de

Esther Asbury said...

Happy Birthday - a day late! Love the pretty card you created with the House Mouse image and that pretty pink designer paper. So many wonderful details in this!

I'd love for you to link up to the Cropstop blog where it's always "Anything Goes" as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
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cotnob said...

A super card Jennifer, such an adorable House-Mouse image and pretty papers.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

KT Fit Kitty said...

Super cute kitty card! Love the ribbon and all the layering and details! Cute sentiment too! I hope you had a fun day yesterday!

Doris Klein said...

Aaaaaaaaaaawwww what a super cute cat creation. Pretty colours and the image is really sweet!

Thanks for playing along with our Dream Factory Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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Fikreta said...

happy birthday to you!
I prepared little envelope for you but forget to mail it ...
will mail it next week.
your card is so lovely.
thank you for sharing those with us!
have a nice day

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Jennifer

Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Goodluck and hope we see you again.

Gr Karin DT Member

Dorte said...

Super cute Birthday card, Jen, lovely details and a fab colouring. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes/Use Dies challenge and good luck in the draw.
Dorte x

Lady Joyful said...

Very sweet card. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

aussie aNNie said...

Congrats Jennifer on being on of out winners at House Mouse.xxxx

Karen Letchworth said...

What a sweet blog post and wonderful card, Jennifer. It's always a blessing and a joy to have you play along with us. Your creativity is always off the hook! Hope you're having an amazing and creative week.
Karen Letchworth
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Conny said...

Really cute!
Thanks for joining us at Traumfabrik - Challenge!


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