Tuesday, May 12, 2009

As My Mother Used to Say...

...A lady doesn't keep people waiting.

Have you ever heard of the little book called "Momilies & More Momilies. As My Mother Used to Say..." written by Michele Slung? My mom gave it to me a while back. It's a marvelously accurate collection of the things all mother say. On page 113 I found "A lady doesn't keep people waiting" -- and I just had to laugh...as I get ready to post my House Mouse project...a day late!

The House Mouse Challenge this week is to make something related to moving. I made a fun bookmark that my friend Lori Ames posted on her blog. What does a bookmarker have to do with moving?? You tell me! LOL!



I used a sentiment that has the word "MOVE" in it! SEE...it DOES have something to do with moving! I told ya you would NEVER guess!



These corner bookmarks are so easy to make - and they work great!

I only stamped a little corner of this very large stamp. Isn't that stamp SO COOL! It's actually my moms -- but I'm borrowing it for a few years ;)


I found a couple more Momilies in the book that totally make me think of on-line computer talk -like when we type YKWIM?
X Y Z - Examine Your Zipper.
K Y L C - Keep Your Legs Crossed. (I thought I would DIE when I read that one! LOL!!!)

Here are 3 more that are on the same page:
Show me the backs of your hands.
Do your nails really taste that good?
And this time make sure you use soap!

Here's the definition for "mom-i-ly" in the book: 1. a sermon made by a mother 2. an admonitory or moralizing discourse from mother to child.

I don't know if this one is in the book...but my "momily" for today is:
Better late than never!

Recipe:
Stamps - House-Mouse Designs Mice Memories & Mouse Feet; Stampin'UP! Stella Stamper (retired)
Paper Stampin'UP! White Cardstock; Stampin'UP! Designer Paper; Bazzill Brown Cardstock
Ink - A Muse Artstamps Black Dye Ink; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan
Misc. - Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape; Prismacolor Pencils; Gamsol OMS; Blending Stumps; Sponge Dauber

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.

6 comments:

~MudpieMouse said...

I love how you used just part of the image and then continued the footprints with another stamp ... very creative! Great job! I love the sentiment too. Keep on stampin' on!

Pat (mspfd) said...

How neat is this! Very cool and fun. Love these little bookmarks and I love how you stamped the Mousie! HM are a favorite of mine.

Lorie said...

That is completely adorable! I definitely get the "move"...don't ya have to move the pages when you turn them?

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I got such a giggle from your mom-i-ly's...how fun. And what an adorable stamp. I just love how you used the corner and the cute sentiment!!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness is this cute! I love the corner bookmark idea too. I've never seen one.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is adorable. What a great job you did with this one. It was a tougher challenge. Super idea...TFS