Monday, September 22, 2008

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

I'm SEW happy it's Monday!

Your Monday Morning Kick Start this week with HM & Friends is gonna be great. Why? Because it's my idea! LOL. I know....I know....that's sew funny.....I have you in stitches don't I! ha! Yep....I'm a cheese ball! ha ha ha. Sew are you ready to play?! Have you figured out what the theme is yet?

House Mouse & Friends Challenge #6 - Stitching
We would like to see stitching of any kind on you work. Real stitching, faux stitching, stamped on stitching, a stamp that features stitching or even reference to stitching in the sentiment. It's entirely your choice what you make - card, lay out, atc, etc anything goes as long as it features at least one House Mouse or Friends image and follows this weeks theme. All the details for this weeks challenge and samples from the Design Team can be found HERE.

For my card I used a stamp that features sewing. I also stamped stitching around the edges. The sentiment is sew perfect! LOL I love how the colors work together. I think that patterned paper couldn't have been any more perfect!

This House Mouse stamp is called Perfect Fit and features Amanda & Maxwell. Amanda has been on a couple of my other cards (here & here) but this is the first time for Maxwell. Maxwell is reddish-brown and has a perpetually curled tail. He's a little prankster.

I stamped the image again, colored, cut out the sewing machine and popped it up on dimensionals. Looks sew cool! (OK....I'll stop with the "sew" humor)

These stamps are so much fun to color. Don't forget that you can click on the pics to zoom in and really check it out :) Hey....if you have a Hobby Lobby in your area....they have House Mouse & Friends stamps...AND...this week they are on sale for 50% OFF. Yep! That's right!!! Sept 22 - 27th. I'm SEW going there TODAY! (sorry...I had to do it!)

Stamps -
House-Mouse Designs Perfect Fit (Amanda & Maxwell), Close To My Heart Simple Stitches
Paper - Papertrey Ink White cardstock, Bazzill cardstock, Creative Imaginations Sonnets Patterned Paper Terra Cotta Paisley
Ink -
Tsukineko Versafine Black
Misc. - Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol OMS, Making Memories Button Brads, EK Success Jolee's Boutique Pin Cushion, SU Dimensionals; Red Sticky Strip, Misc Ribbon

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog HERE.
House-Mouse Designs Official Website HERE.
Tips on how you can easily color the House-Mouse Stamp Images HERE.


Lorie said...

Oh. My. Gosh! This card is adorable! The image is adorable! It is all adorable! (so if the mice are cute here why don't I like them in my garage?)

Shary said...

Great card. Love the way you have 3D the sewing machine. Gorgeous paper too!

Anonymous said...

SEWWWWWWWW Cute! :) Love your card, all the details are amazing... great coloring and yes, the DP is perfect!

Anonymous said...

SEWWWWWWWW Cute! :) Love your card, all the details are amazing... great coloring and yes, the DP is perfect!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Totally cute. Love the machine popped up. Wish I had a hobby lobby near me. Good luck.

Els G. said...

Wonderful card! Marvelous challenge you came up with!
Love the popped up sewing machine (Is this also paper piecing? Then you had to enter last week's challenge too! LOL).
Love your creations sew much!

Danni said...

What a great choice of stamps for the challenge! You did a great job with the 3-D look to the sewing machine.
I, umm, accidently went to Hobby Lobby today and umm, came home with a few more HM stamps. LOL!

Catherine said...

OMW Lori, your card is beautiful, i love every detail on this card. now, i want this stamp ;)

Pearl Maple said...

That stamp is just the sweetest thing and what you have done with it does show it off at its best.

Thanks for sharing and your kind comments on my post earlier.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Lori, Lori, have created a mousie masterpiece!!! I love that know what that means...I am going to start searching for this beauty;o) You have become such an enabler...first HM (ha!ha!). You did EVERYTHING perfectly!!! I even thought the stamping was real. Beautiful! Exquisite! Tee-total perfection!!!


Karen said...

oh goodness - this is just too cute!! no HL here for me though. :( maybe I can find some stamped images of HM that friends have sent me.

Stampmouse said...

totally cute. I love those house mouse stamps

CraftyTracy said...

That is so gorgeous, you nailed this challenge my friend.


Debbie said...

This is sew cute! (You've got me doing it! LOL) OMG I love how you popped up the sewing machine! Looks AWESOME girl!

Debbie said...

Me again....I just noticed the ITS A HAIR THING picture changed..what happened to the cute baby? WHAT THE HELL IS A ROOSTER DOING THERE?! LOL! Did you TAKE that picture? OR FIND that picture? LOL! (That IS a rooster right? LMAO!)

Suzy said...

Good morning Lori!
This card is SEW cute (har har) Love the dimension and your coloring is perfect! Great take on the challenge!

PS Did you get your Elzybells in the mail yet? I am still on the fence - dang budget!

Jennifer Hodge said...

What a great card....The popped out sewing machine looks great!

Dawn said...

Such a beautiful card - the details are so great - it must have taken ages

Jen said...

This is very cute! I love the mice!

My Paper Adventures said...

Love House Mouse!! Love how you made the sewing machine "pop"!