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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Application For DT At House Mouse Monday

Hey All! As stated in my previous post, this post is going to be my application for a Design Team position over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog. They have two spots open and hopefully they will pick me for one of them. I wanted to thank all of you for the wonderfully encouraging comments you left on the previous post wishing me luck. I so appreciate your encouragement and I am honored to call all of you my "blogging buddies

I would love to be a DT member of the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog! I LOVE the House Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies stamps. The current DT over there is so amazingly talented, and it would be an honor to be part of their team. The House Mouse images provide such an array of creative possibilities, and to be able to be a part or a weekly challenge using these amazing images would be a blast. Plus, I think it's time that a guy's perspective gets represented!! LOL

So, as part of the application, I am supposed to post 3 examples of my work. I made two new cards last night for this post. One is also being used to submit for their current challenge, so it will be first. I couldn't decide which other one to choose, so I included a few of my previous cards as well. I know they only said 3, but I don't think it will hurt to exceed expectations, right? LOL

Here are my 7 submissions:



This is also for this week's challenge. You are to make a Valentine's Day card. I always loved the adage "You have to learn to love yourself before you can love another." So it was the inspiration for the sentiment on this card. It was computer generated and cut out with Nesties. The image was colored with my Copics. I mounted the red card stock (Bazzill) on some pearlescent silver card stock then that onto the floral paper (there was no name on the back so I don't know who it is made by). The image is called "Bunny Bath".



I used this image because it is one of my favorites and I just bought the stamp. The image is called "Buzzy Friends". I colored these little cuties with colored pencils and OMS and blending stumps. I used Shimmerz Angel Wings on their wings, but you really can't see how sparkly they are in the picture. The patterned paper is by Itty Bitty Scraps and the black card stock is Bazzill. The sentiment was computer generated and the little bees are buttons with their shanks removed.

The rest of the cards below are ones from previous posts.













Well, now I'll wait to see if I'm chosen. Keep your fingers crossed, and I'll let you all know as soon as I know. I so appreciate your wonderful support and your kind comments.


Love ya Buddies!


Best,


Curt

"God help me be the person that my dogs think I am"

53 comments:

DeeDee said...

Dude!!! You are so amazingly talented!!! WOW, I don't know how they could not pick you!! I really love the first card...its RED and I love it!! I love them all, but that one is to die for!!! WONDERFUL! Good Luck!! HUGS!!

Nancy said...

These are ALL wonderful creations, Curt!! Wish you the best of luck to snag one of the DT spots! Would be very well deserved!

mudmaven said...

Cards like yours should surely win you a spot. Great work! Best of luck! ~chris

dpkennedy said...

These are all so wonderful! I truly hope you get chosen! I have to say that the last card is my favorite...that baby gray bunny is so cute!!!!

Lauri said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!! These are so challenging to color and your cards rock!!! Everything is crossed here in Connecticut for you!!!!

America said...

Oh my goodness....Im sooo happy to see youve finally applied. :) Super glad you took me up on this, cuz I LOVE your HM designs (as you know), and really think you will be a terrific asset! BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!! Got my fingers crossed! :) xoxox, America

Ila said...

Oh My Gosh!!! These are all Super Gorgeous!!..I love them all!! the best of luck to you Curt!!...Keeping my fingers crossed for ya!!!...Hugs, Ila

Heather said...

Curt, these are all amazing!!! My favorite is the love thyself HH :) how cute is that?!?!
Best of luck to you!

Michelle Ueligitone said...

If they don't pick you...I will protest! These are so dang cute! They look so cuddly! Good luck to you!

hugs,
Michelle

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Erin said...

They would be dumb not to pick you. You are so talented. Love love love your cards....Good Luck!!!!

Margie said...

Amazing creations Curt! They'd be crazy not to pick you ;)
Good luck!!!
xoxo

6 wacky women said...

FAB-U-LOUS.....all of them!
Wow Curt, your coloring of these little beauties is amazing!! The dp and ribbons you have chosen are just gorgeous and love all your little details too.
The very best of luck to you!!

Karen x

Elizabeth said...

Curt, It would be a shame if you did'nt get a spot those are spectacular !!! Good Luck my new friend!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Curt - I ALWAYS love your HM creations!! You would be the perfect addition to their team!! These cards are all fabulous! Love those Buzzy Friends, but that one with them jumping in the leaves will always be one of my faves!

hugs!!!

Rita said...

These are all so beautiful & oh so cute Curt! You have quite the collection there! Good Luck! Here are some LUCKY (((HUGS))) for you!!!

Danielle said...

What fabulous cards Curt! I love all of them and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!!
Hugs, Danielle

mochamama said...

Seriously Curt, I am going to be saying........I knew him when!!!!!!
You have definately got what it takes and those cards, I mean LOOK AT THEM!!!!!! Beautous my friend, beautous!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Oh my goodness, Curt, these are fabulous! Good luck with the DT!

V Colbourne said...

You definitely deserve to win!!! Your creations are fabby! I'd certainly pick you :) Best of luck!

Shirley said...

Jayyyyyy, these cards are all terrific. They should pick you. Do you think it would make any difference if we told them they should??? I can't stand the suspense!!

I am sending win Karma your way and I have my fingers X too!

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Sue from Oregon said...

Good Luck Mr Curt...I'm rooting for you!

Susan (rainy) said...

Tell you what Curt... I cannot image what madness would cause them NOT to pick you. THESE ARE ALL FABULOUS!! Geesh... didn't mean to yell there but really...

JULS~ said...

Curt! Ultra-sweet! I just wanna kiss 'em! You are *Card King*, baby!

{hugs}

Juliann said...

Your cards are all great!
Each one of them turned out so good!
I will be keeping my fingers crossed that you get that spot!

Tonniece said...

You are a shoe in my friend, these are ALL amazing.

I'd cross my fingers for you, but who needs luck when you have big time talent.

Have a great day

Angie said...

Good luck Curt!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Curt, each card is adorable! Good luck and I am sure they will see your wonderful talent! You really know how to create beautiful cards and I am sure they will see that!

Joan

Diane said...

I hope you make it, your cards are fantastic! I noticed you used Shimmerez on the "bee"s wings, did you know they are looking for new people using their products....you have until Feb 15th to apply, you should, as I bet they would pick you!!! Great cards as always..soooooo glad I subscribe to your blog!

Bonnie Weiss said...

You would be a perfect fit for this DT, Curt. Your work is always executed with perfection. Go Get 'Em!

Dawn B. said...

This are amazing.. Super coloring.. Good Luck

Carmen O. said...

Such gorgeous cards! I hope you are chosen you are so talented.

Etha said...

Oh WOW, well they better take you :) these cards are super sweet. The copic coloring on your first card, the red tub!! Amazing!! I love the whole concept of that card and I want a red wooden tub now to practice self-love LOL :)
Good luck!!

Dawn said...

Hi Curt
Awww they are all soo cute - gorgeous colouring!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Curt, how could they NOT pick you???? that first card is AMAZING!!!!! I love the whole design and the message and the coloring, and...and....and.... :) They're all FANTASITC! I've got EVERYTHING crossed for you!!! Best of luck! You deserve to be on that team!! hugs!

Gina Wrona said...

OMG! YOU ROCK! ALL THOSE CARDS JUST TAKE MY BREATH AWAY! They'd be fools not to pick you for their DT!

Hugs,
Gina

Anonymous said...

You should be in like Flynn. your choice of colors and designs just blow me away. Good luck......maryann

Judy said...

Each and everyone of these cards are fabulous. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. Good luck!

WhimsicalThoughts said...

They would be crazy to not pick you! I'll be thinking good thoughts for you! Good Luck! Love the pic of the week.

Cami said...

Curt, you do great work. Good luck to you, and they could really use your talent as a DT member!

Jeanette - said...

These are fabulous!! You definitely should be on the dt. My favorite is the fall one with them jumping in the leaves, awesome coloring!!!

Stampin' Meg said...

Good luck Curt-I sure hope that you make the DT- your cards are just fabulous and speaking of fab-I love the topper hot of your schnauzies in their Valentine's Get ups!

Sue said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW your cards are fantastic,amazing, good luck hope you land the job, sue.x

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

I hope they are smart enough to pick you! I'd pick you in a heartbeat. Your work is always breathtaking and so fresh & fun too. I have missed you dearly while I've been absconding! Can't wait to catch up on all your stunning stuff. Crossing all my fingers & toes for you! ;o)

Glee said...

If I had a Design Team, you would certainly be on it, Curt! Here's wishing you the very best, my Friend!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful cards. My fingers are crossed for you!

magic boxes said...

Gorgeous and cute enough to cuddle!

Still got fingers crossed but I don't think it's needed - they'd be mad not to have you join the team!!!

Love 'Rooting in the Snow'

Elaine

magic boxes said...

Just want to add -

Your colouring technique is superb. Even better in close up.!

Elaine

Deb Neerman said...

Such wonderful samples, Curt!! I can't pick a favorite; they're all AMAZING!

Crossing fingers & toes ... you sooooooooo deserve to make this DT!!!

Julia Aston said...

I guess it's safe to say that you love the House Mouse stamps Curt! Very cute samples - I totally love the first one in the hot tub!! I wish you best of luck in your quest for the DT position!