Monday, September 27, 2010

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #79-School Time

Welcome to challenge #79 at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Boy did we have a great turn out for our 2 year anniversary challenge! Make sure to pop on over to see who won all the loot!!!

Now I want you to know there is a method to my madness...The challenge this week is School Time! (and yes, last challenge I made a "school time" type card as well)  ...... I have two daughters and they are both school teachers...do you think I would get away with sending one of them a HM school card and not the other???? I think they would certainly give me the business if I did that!

This card takes me back to my first house mouse stamping days. I did not have very many HM stamps when I started out, so I bought individual meeces and included them in scenes with other stamps, or just used " bits and meeces" of a stamp to change it up a wee bit. If you look down below, here is the stamp I used. In this case I cut the mouse out of the scene and used it on my card. It really is a great way to stretch your stamps.


I hope you can join us for challenge #79 and bring on your School Time creations!

Card details:

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Stamps: Older Stampa Rosa stamp, Signing a Card, Sentiment was a Clear and Simple Stamp set with teacher sentiments
Cardstock: Real Red, Choc Chip, SU! DP, Misc red plaid paper
Ink: Memento black and Rich cocoa, copics
Misc: Old Olive satin  ribbon from SU!, cornice MS border punch, Cricut cartridge Plantin Schoolbook, pearls

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25 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sue :-) I was wondering where you got the mouse from ,, I have never seen that stamp before eitherm Very cute !! I am sure your daughter loves this :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Larissa said...

Oh Sue this is such an adorable card! Love the red patterned paper (but I think you could have guessed that. LOL) Love the red!

Hugs,
Larissa

Our Little Inspirations said...

Adorable as always! Love the colors on this!!

Jovita said...

Ah wonderful, I would have never thought to cut the mouse away from the paper. Both your daughters are going to love this.

Pat's little corner of the world said...

Sue,
cute,cute,cute...I love what you did with this stamp...useing only part of it...great idea...

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous card,great design, trouble is im rubbish at cuttin out! lol, he'd be minus his tail!! sue,x

Eve said...

luv the colors of moss green & red for this card! Luv how you put those pearls! ... when i saw HM monday challenge theme, i thought, hmmm... i don't have any School Theme mice... but maybe i can ALTER the image like you did. well, i have 2 weeks to think & make ;-)

Shirley N said...

Love your coloring Sue, your pencil looks so real!

Charlene said...

Super cute! Great tip too! Really would streeeeetch those images.

Sue said...

Very creative, missy! Love what you did with the little mouse with the pencil. Colors are so bright and fun, like school should be. Perfect sentiment! My kids are both teachers, my daughter and son-in-law, so I know what you mean!! Great job with this challenge!

Hugs
Sue Drees

Silli said...

hehe, what a cute image, love all the red, love the pearls...HUGS

Lynn said...

What an adorable card! Love how you used this HM image and the sentiment is too sweet!

Dawn said...

Hiya Sue

Aww this is just the sweetest card - I love them Mousies!

Thanks for stopping by

Dawn

Allison said...

That is a super apple die for the BG! And you just do magic with those mice!

Nancy said...

This is so cute. I wish that all the older Stampa Rosa images were still available. Darling card.

Pam S. said...

so cute and creative! Always love red and green!

Annika said...

It sure is a great way to stretch your stamps - and boy it's lovely! Betcha your daughter will be delighted!
Hugs
Annika

Lynnor said...

Oh, sooooo cute!! Love how you only used the mouse portion of the image!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is the cutest!! Love the apple and how you used this HM stamp. Gorgeous!

Elena said...

I really like the sentiment of this card, so true! Love your creative idea with the mouse! What a lovely card, Sue!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Your ribbon on the bottom is just gorgeous!

Ida said...

So cute! Love that you just used the mouse from the image and then paired it up with the awesome apple diecut.

Dagi said...

What a great card!!! I love apples, love the paper, the red and green and I really love the sentiment, because I'm a teacher too :o)

Sue, thanks for always stopping by and your lovely comments. I'll be proud, if you case my idea with the SU trucks.

Heidi said...

Sue, I love your card! The beautiful apple, cute little mousie, and the wonderful paper and ribbon!
Your daughter will just love this stunning creation, made with so much love by you! How are the kids? They're getting big too, where does the time go?

Basement Stamper said...

This card is darling and I love how you cut out the mouse to fit the theme of the card for your daughter, she will love it!

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