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Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Birthday House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog + Blog Candy!!!!


Good morning and Happy Monday!!!! Today, I have the pleasure of joining the extremely talented designers of the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog as they celebrate their 3rd Birthday!!!! I cannot express how ecstatic I am to be able to join them!!! You should have arrived here from Christine Craig's incredible blog...if not, then you will want to head on over to Vicki Parson's inspiring blog which is the start of the HM & F birthday blog hop celebration! I don't know if you are aware of this, but it was the adorable House Mouse stamps (along with their Happy Hoppers and Gruffies counterparts) that started my rubber-stamping/ paper-crafting addiction. My first stamp set was by Stampin' Up...but my first LOVE was House Mouse!!! Believe it or not...even my husband is keen on these cuties. Actually, he is the one who bought me my first hoard of House Mouse stamps. Gotta love a man who willingly supports and encourages his wife's stamping addiction...I think the technical term is a stamping enabler;) Hahaha!!


Also, it was the House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog that led me to create my first blog (P.M.S etc...aka: Paper, Markers, Stamps, etc...). Regrettably, I had to delete it because some kind of cooties got into it and prevented me from being able to add anything or edit it. :( All I can say is, thanks to House Mouse stamps and the HM & F Challenge Blog, I was able to meet many, many wonderful and talented people...and a few have become lifelong friends...you could even say they are like family (you know who you are)!! :o) Okay...enough of my blah, blah, blah!!! Your next stop on this fabulously FUN hop is my wonderfully talented and super sweet friend, America Kuhn! You know she has something AMAZING to share with you!!!


One last thing before you go, to add to the birthday festivities...I have a little blog candy up for grabs :o) 

If you would like to have your name entered into the drawing, just leave me a comment. 
You don't have to be a follower (unless you really want to)...
you don't have to post this on your sidebar...
just leave me a comment so I know how to find you. 
Also, if you would like to have your name entered into the drawing a second time, 
participate in the current House Mouse & Friends Challenge
Once you have posted your link to the challenge blog, 
come back and leave me a second comment telling me you 
played and what your Mr. Linky number is.
(At the end of this post, you will find a detailed list of the items included in the blog candy package.)
This blog candy will close on September 25th, 2011 at 8 PM eastern time
The winner will be posted on September 26th at 10 AM eastern time...maybe earlier;)

There are some wonderful sponsors offering spectacular prizes and they can be found at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog AND there is more blog candy being offered throughout the hop! What can I say...we are in the mood to Celebrate!!!


A huge THANK YOU for joining us in our birthday celebration!!!! I hope your Monday is fabulous, and your week is off to a wonderful start!!! :o)

Blessings and Hugs,
Carolyn

Blog Candy Contents:
  • Pink Paislee 365° Degrees 6 x 6 Paper Pad (30 sheets)
  • House Mouse stamp - Flower Drop HMUR1049 (new; never been used)
  • House Mouse stamp - Feathered Friends HMLR1023 (new; never been used)
  • Sizzix Little Sizzles Cardstock Brights (48 sheets; perfect to make handmade flowers and embellies)
  • Approximately 2 yards of blue, twill ribbon
  • Approximately 2 yards of red lace
  • Random assortment of Prima and Petaloo flowers
  • 10 notecards with matching envelopes (2 blue, 2 fuchsia, 2 purple, 2 bright green, 2 yellow)

100 comments:

petra,s cards said...

wauwww what a stunning card!!! and your collours are realey beautiful!!!!
xx petra

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love that PINK... and that little guy blowing out the green candle... just the right touch! Love this image, and you did a beautiful job coloring too!!!
As for the CANDY... I would LOVE to win so thanks for this chance!!!

Sue said...

Hi Carolyn, so glad you could join us for our 3rd Anniversay, birthday challenge, blog hop. This stamp has to be one my favorites, but then I say that alot!! Love your pink and black color combo and your coloring is awesome. Yummy candy too.

Hugs
Sue

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with fab colouring....great bloghop!
xxx Margreet

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! Really gorgeous card hun!!! LOVE the beautiful colors, the sparkle flowers and your sweet image!! So perfect!!

Thanks so much for hopping and celebrating this fun with us!! HUGS

Lori Barnett said...

YIPPEEE!!!! You came back....for a minute ;) Miss having you on the team! SUPER SUPER ADORABLE CARD!

Christine said...

Awww Carolyn I haven't had the pleasure of working with you on HM great shame to miss this awesome talent..this is one serious gorgeous colour combo one of my favs..cute image great take on the celebration chall love it.

smiles Christine x

Hlora said...

Hi Carolyn! Very nice card! Love the papers you used here!!! Great job!!

Mickaela said...

I just adore the colors on your card! And you really succeeded on creating a nice dimension.
But i think i have to say that the big mouse's belly is my favorite thing on this card! I just it! It looks like hi/she already had a bit to much cupcake:D

Love Mickaela

America said...

Hi Carolyn! I TOLD ya this was a super GORGEOUS creation!!! :) Everything from the contrasting colors and cuts to the coloring is perfection! AND Im the happiest thing on earth seeing you came back to play with us at HM&F MC -even if it is for just a minute (as Lori says). hehehh. LOVE YOUR stunning WORK WOMAN!!! Wish we could kidnap ya and keep you around! :)

Barbara Colbert said...

TOO cute!!!! Love the little one blowing out the candle!!! Adorable!

Tracy said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love your gorgeous creation, fab design and cute image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
(House Mouse GDT)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Adorable, great colors and such a fun birthday card.

Janneke said...

What a great card Carolyn, it is so fun to play with you girls ;o)

Hugs, Janneke XO

Barb said...

Ah! Nobody does HM like sweet Carolyn! I'm still the biggest fan of your HM coloring and card compositions! This is so happy and delicious! I just want to take a fingerful of the frosting off that cupcake! Love you bunches!

downrightcrafty said...

Fabulous creation love the colour contrast and the image is awesome, thank you for the hop
Hugs Kate xx

sallysbitz said...

This is just sooo cute x
Love the black DP, very effective.
It's great to be working along side you as a GD for Sept x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Beautiful card. Love the little mouse blowing out the candles..tee hee!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What an adorable card, Carolyn. This blog is where we became friends. I remember clicking on your DT link and seeing all of your HM cards and being totally wowed! Not long after I set up my own blog and you were so helpful to me. I told Stacy most of my dearest blogging friends originated right here. How fitting that you should join them in this celebration. It's so nice to see your great HM card. Hugs,

Bernie said...

Stunning! Love your pink and black color combo and your coloring of this adorable image is awesome. Love the papers and those sparkling flowers.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Blessings Bernie
berniescraftcloset@gmail.com

Anne said...

Wow what a stunning and yummy looking card! love the way your mouse's tail hangs over the edge:)
Anne
x

Yvette said...

Beautiful card! Love your color combo!
Thanks for the chance to win this great candy.

Anne said...

Hi again Carolyn
My Mr Linky number is 3.
Thanks for the chance to win candy
Anne
x

Heather said...

OH SIGH! Me Oh My!!! House Mouse!!! Where we met!! :) I will forever love the house mouse group :D

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I have to admit I smiled from ear to ear when I saw it! It made my heart melt, literally. I feel it all the way down in my feet. I am guessing I missed the hop .. but I am so glad I did not miss your beauty of a card. Those are some of my favorite colors :D

HAppy happy happy!!!!

HUGS
Heather

NanaConnie said...

Amazing card! That's a favorite image of mine for birthday cards and yours is wonderful! Love all the pink. Happy Birthday, HM&F!

April said...

My Linky number is number 7. Great hop!

fionalawlor said...

Wow this card is gorgeous! Such a cute image and I just love the pink and black together, so pretty! You are very lucky to have a "stamping enabler" husband lol
Fiona L x

fionalawlor said...

My linky number is number 8
thanks for the chance to win :)
Fiona L x

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Wowzers! I love love love those colors together! I hope my blog never gets cooties. What a bummer. thanks for coming back and posting a card for HM. Truly, lovely :)

Billie A said...

OH my stunning I love the colors and really love the cute images. How cute I love it. Great inspiration. Happy Anniversary..

wannabcre8tive said...

So cute, love the pink and black combo.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Just posted my card for the Birthday and flowers challenge!

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card you made. Like the colors very nice and what a cute stamp.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Ullis said...

Love your colours in the card! So fantastic with pink and black together!
My linky number is number #12.

marilynprestonn said...

So very lovely with that giant black swirl on the fuscia dp. Beautifuly colored too. I love this card soooo much. :)Peggy

NanaConnie said...

I've now posted my card on the House Mouse & Friends blog and my entry is #14 over there. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration from you and all the others on the DT. House Mousies RULE!!

Heather said...

HELLO!!! :)
I am linky number 15:)
LOTS OF HUGS AND SMILES! Thanks for sharing about the hop and for the inspiration to let my little friends out of their box. they were sOOO happy :D hehehe

Love ya!

Lorraine A said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Carolyn :-) the image is adorable and your colouring is fabulous !! The pink/ black combo is stunning and I love the spotty die cut and sentiment ,,, fantastic ! Can you tell I LOVE this !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Whisper said...

Oooo am loving the pink & black combination and the glitter too, Luv Sam x

Carmen O. said...

Wow this takes me back! I'm so glad that we met via the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. I had little mousie stamps that I didn't know what to do with (but boy they were cute enough to buy)but I sure learned a lot from everyone here.

You've always amazed and inspired me with your wonderful creations and your friendship. I just love the pink and black on this card. Your coloring is always stupendous and your card design flows so well. The image is one of my faves that I own and now have more ideas on how to use it.
Love ya!

Larisa said...

Very talented project! Love this card! and I am ready to look at it again and more! Thanks!!

Penni said...

This card is just fabulous. I love the image and the colours are perfect.

Hugs
Penni
X

Lou said...

Hi!Oh this is really sweet,gorgeous colours/papers and so pretty.
hugs Lou.xx

Karen L said...

Absolutely fabulous card and the cutest image ever!! And wow, I am drooling over the blog candy, that's for sure!

scrapperjulia said...

I love the bright colors of this very cute card! Thanks for the fun blog hop!

Lynn said...

Love the pink and black together! Those little mice are so adorable and your coloring is wonderful!

crafty amy said...

This is just too cute! I LOVE it and those glittery flowers are stunning :D Thank you for an inspiring hop and for the chance to win this incredible candy.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

crafty amy said...

I have also entered the challenge and my linky number is 24 :D

Hugs

Amy xx

Crafty Math Chick said...

I used this image too (I think my link # is 22). My friend Lee introduced me to House-Mouse recently and I don't have many images in my collection yet so I was excited that I had a birthday one in my collection to play along with the birthday challenge. Thanks for the chance to win more House-Mousies! I really like the bright colors you used in your card. Who wouldn't love a cupcake with bright pink icing? Your sparkly flowers are pretty too. Happy Birthday House-Mouse!

Crafty Math Chick said...

oops - supposed to leave linky # in second post, LOL! #22 - thanks again for the chance to win! :)

Jan Keen said...

Oh Awesome!! I love your vibrant beautiful colours!!

karen adams said...

this card is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lorraine said...

this is stunning huni love the image xx

Susan said...

What a fun card! I'm loving all the pink...one of my favorite colors! My Linky number is 28.

butlersabroad said...

That's such a beautiful card and great colours! HM&F were my first stamping love too, I was naughty and bought two more today and I see Hobby Lobby have Stampabilities stamps at 50% off all next week!! Think I'm going to have to tie my hands behind my back, lol!

Hugs
Brenda

butlersabroad said...

Back again as I also have submitted my card to the challenge already. I'm no27 on the HM&F blog. Excuse the poor photography if you pop by to see me, I had to get a cheapo camera quickly and the images aren't great!

Hugs
Brenda

Yvette said...

My card is ready: mr Linky nr 28.

Yvette said...

My card is ready: mr Linky nr 28.

Yvette said...

My card is ready: mr Linky nr 28.

stampqueen said...

Pinkalisciuous!!! Love the gluitter flowers!!

Lynn said...

This is my 2nd comment and I have played along with the HM&F blog hop. My Linky # is 29.

Dawn said...

Your card is so precious! Love the pink icing! Beautiful DP and your colouring is gorgeous.

Hugs, Dawn (#30)

craftynatalie said...

very cute

ScrappySandie said...

Wow! Great card! Love the hot pink & black! And that image is so cute...one of my favorites! And you've colored it perfectly! Great job!

Karen L said...

Just posted my card for the challenge and it's number 34! Thanks for the chance to win!! I have had my House Mouse stamp for several years but was finally motivated to try it out with this hop!

CraftyLyn said...

This is a beautiful, modern card

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card, love the image and all the layers you have used.
Avril

Mrs.B said...

Hi, just entered my card and I'm no.38. Great blog hop.
Avril

Barbara Colbert said...

Great looker!! SO cute!!! Love this stamp!

Barbara Colbert said...

Just entered and am number 40. Great BLOG hop!!!

Jennifer said...

Perfectly wonderful card! I love the pink and black color combination and the image is just darling! Lovely card!

Cheers!
Jennifer :-)

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Carolyn...great creation! I am so tickled to have the great Carolyn joining us for our 3rd birthday bash! How cool! Your pink and black card is very dramatic! Love it! ♥ Sue Kment

Becky said...

Awesome card Carolyn, wonderful colors and layout.

Anne said...

This is a wonderful birthday card.. love how the black swirls mimic the white on your DP.. I would like to enter your blog candy and have placed your candy on my side bar here.. thanks for the chance..

Sharon said...

I'm loving the bright pink and black, what a fab birthday card. xx

Krafty Kows said...

The pink and black always looks so great together - love the cute image. Jeanette

Barbara Godden said...

Wow what a stunning card, love the whole card, super sketch and love the way you didthe diecuts. fabulous

GeminiJen said...

Wow! The pink and black is gorgeous!! Very nice job.

Erin- said...

OOOOhhh---I love the pink and black together. It's so modern and chic.

Though I wouldn't think of comparing my blog with yours, HM was one of the reason I started blogging too. I visit the HM challenge every other week--but this is the first time I entered!? Can you believe it? Shame on me.

Erin- said...

Oh--my Mr. Linky number is 46! :)

Thanks for another chance to win.

deb said...

Great Card. I love cupcakes! I am number 5 on House Mouse and Friends Challenge

Glenda Atkins said...

Delightful card, wonderfully coloued! Love it. Super blog hop!

Glenda Atkins said...

Ok, I went and left my comment at the home site and the number was 48 on the 'House Mouse & Friends challenge' site. Thanks for the second chance to win...

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Awesome card love the colors, Hot Pink and Black are my favorties. I am a follower.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Black and pink is always such a striking combo! Beautiful coloring and Happy Birthday!

Renee said...

This is just too cute!! I love the way you added the swirls and the black and pink color combo. TFS
Hugs-
Renee

Crea Astrid said...

I got a card inserted in a House Mouse stamp Happy Birthday.

Nice weekend.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Miria said...

Gorgeous creation and thank you for the chance, Miria x

stampqueen said...

I have linked my project and it is #55 :)
Thanks!!!

ribenaruby said...

Hi Carolyn, this is gorgeous, what a nice way to say 'happy birthday'...truly beautiful card. Ruby x

ribenaruby said...

Hi again Carolyn, my linky No. is 56. Thankyou! rUBY X

Paddington fan said...

Gorgeous card, I'm loving the colours!! Congratulations to you and the rest of the HM&F team on your 3rd birthday and for a great blog hop too!! Jacky x

Paddington fan said...

Forgot to say my entry is #57 over on the main blog!! Jacky x

Natalie's Crafts said...

Really cute card.

Dawn Frost said...

I LOVE the colours you chose, they're so dramatic! Fantastic card, flowers and little mice!

Dawn Frost said...

I've made a card and entered it on House Mouse its #41. Thanks

Dot said...

Congrats with the first 3 years.
Wonderful card and image. I love House Mouse..Thanks for sharing your fantastic creation.
hugs Dorte
My card at the H&M cahllenge is number 59

Diane.W. said...

Hey Carolyn,I just found you!!! xxxx
I hope you and your family are well.I miss you lots,been ages.
I haven't been making many cards,just the odd altered piece.
Your card is gorgeous,as ever & your candy is yummy.
Take care :o) xxx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Carolyn. Love that image and the colours you've used.

Kat x

Kat said...

Hi Carolyn, me again. I've entered my card and my Linky no.is 58.

Kat x