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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop & Another House Mouse Birthday Card :o)

If you are here for the House Mouse & Friends Birthday post and blog candy, click HERE.


Good morning and Happy Hump Day!!! It is time for this month's Facebook Designing D.I.V.A.S. "Oldies But Goodies" Blog Hop!!! YAY!!! It has been a while since I played along with the talented ladies in the monthly blog hop, and I just could not go another month without joining them!!! They are all so uplifting and inspiring I didn't care how busy I was...I was definitely hopping along in September...and if they put up next month's sign-up list...I am all in!!! In all honesty, it was because of the wonderful ladies in this group I decided to start up a new blog. My original blog was attacked by some kind of cooties, and I fought with it and fought with it to try and get it right...no luck! Out of frustration, I deleted it and thought I was finished with blog headaches. Everything changed when I joined this amazing group of inspirational ladies:o) Thanks to them for encouraging me to give this whole blog thing another go!! I have been having a blast...and so far..no cooties! :o)


Okay, I know you didn't come here for a novella. The concept of the Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop is to get us to use those creative "must-haves" that have been sorely neglected (or forgotten about) for at least six-months and create a card or project with them. We have the blog hop to encourage one another to use our hoarded goodies and to inspire others to do the same. For my card, I opted to use one of my sadly neglected House Mouse stamps (my first stamping love), one of my forgotten Indentz embossing folders, my Tim Holtz paper piercing ruler, and a Making Memories charm that I've had stashed away for about -dare I say it- five years. If you are interested in knowing specifics about the things I used in the creation of today's card, I will post a detailed list of the card supplies at the end of this post. I opted to keep the card super simple, so these adorable mice could take center stage.


Speaking of House Mouse...last week, the wonderful designers of the House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog celebrated their 3rd birthday...and they are celebrating BIG!!! There are awesome prizes at the challenge blog; and if you participate in the blog hop, there are loads of blog candy to be won along the mousieriffic journey:o) If you are a mousie fan and would like to play along, you can find my House Mouse & Friends Birthday blog candy HERE.

Have a wonderful, wonderful Wednesday!!! Thank you so very much for dropping by. Your next stop on the Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop is Vicki Patranc. Prepare yourself to be WOWed by her talent, her sweetness, and her stunning creations!!!

I am also playing along in the Less Is More - Anything Goes (CAS) Challenge, as they are trying to reach 1,000 submissions.

Blessing & Hugs,
Carolyn

Goodies used in the creation of today's card:
  • Stamp: Stampabilities House Mouse - Poppin Good Birthday (HMGR1010)
  • Card stock: Georgia Pacific (white); PTI (Spring Rain)
  • Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
  • Fun extras: Prismacolor markers, DecoArt Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint (Ice Crystal), Indentz embossing folder (Lines & Dots), Tim Holtz ruler (perfect for paper piercing), Making Memories birthday charm, DMC floss, sewing needle, Nestabilities, PTI Swiss Dots satin ribbon (Spring Rain)

19 comments:

Vicki said...

Oh, Carolyn! You have rocked this OBG challenge! These little "meeces" are just too cute! Great job! Thank you for your very sweet intro to my blog, too! I am dearly blessed to share the DIVA fun with all of you! Blessings to you!

Dru said...

Such a cute card Carolyn - love the HM!! Hugs, Dru

Barb said...

Carolyn, it is so good to have you back and very appropriate that we start the hop with you. This card is adorable and you are still the queen of the House Mouse coloring!! So glad you let go of the little charm, too! Love you bunches!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

So, so pretty Carolyn. The stamp is just darling and I love the light blue.

Deb said...

Love this white on white with baby blue design! Such a darling scene! So glad you didn't give up on blogging altogether! xoxoxo

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word girl!! This is sooo sweet!! I love your embossing and your fun little birthday hat charm in your luscious ribbon bow!! :) TFS!! HUGS

Cindy said...

Carolyn, This is just adorable!! I love your bow and little party hat charm!! I just love House Mouse, I actually made 2 of them for this months challenge!! I love how you showed different view of it as well!! Glad you played this month!

Mary G. said...

LOVE this!! Adorable image and it's beautifully colored!! Great layout and your stitching is perfect!

Cheri said...

Wow! This is a gorgeously adorable card! Your detailing is wonderful.....I just love everything about this card.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi carolyn! Your blog is beautiful! LOVE the header and this card is just fantastic! I love the colors and I can never get enough of the House Mouse stamps. In addition, the embellishments really compliment this. :)

Chrissy D said...

This is absolutely PRECIOUS!!! Love the layers, stitching, the white on white and details!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

This little MH image is the cutest!! and the white background with just a hint of blue is perfect.. it really lets you focus on the popping going on!! Love it!

Ching-a-ling said...

Oh my Carolyn. The crafting world is definitely blessed to have you back in the blogging world to share your beauties. I'm a HUGE fan of House Mouse and should attempt a card using it one of these days. Your card is just exquisite!

pamselinski said...

totally awesome

Erica said...

Adorable House Mouse design with just the right other stuff going on.

Chrissie said...

Lots of layers but lovely! Those mice are so cute.
Thanks so much for helping in our attempt at 1000 entries to our challenge this week.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Lovely cards, super colouring
We are overlooking extra layers and non white spaces this week as its a special one
Really appreciate your participation

Thank you so much for helping us in our challenge for 1000 entries
Mandi
LIM

Viv said...

Such pretty cards Carolyn, well done :O) Viv xx

Sue from Oregon said...

ahem...a little behind in my google reader OHMY!!! What a darling creation, so many details, yet still CAS! I love any HM image with popcorn...yummy!