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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WISHING YOU WELL

Hey All! How the heck are ya? How about those two cute flowers up there huh? LOL The things I make those sweet boys do. . . A quick and heartfelt thanks to all who left comments on my last post. You are all so wonderful, and you sure know how to make this guy's day. Thank you!


Remember last post I said I had no creative energy? Now I'm clear on the opposite side of the pole! You wouldn't believe how many cards I've done. So I'm all set with enough material for at least several future posts! Now I just have to fight with myself not to publish them all at once! LOL - I'm such a dork.


Here's my card for today's post. I have to say, I think this has to be one of my favorites. I really love how it turned out, and I did some different things on this one. Here it is:




Are those bunnies just too cute??? I'm sorry to those who don't really care for the House Mouse stamps, but I truly love them, and am starting to have quite the collection. They are such a blast to color, and the images stamp so beautifully. To think that just a few months ago I was terrified to attempt them, and now I love doing them! When I saw this stamp I knew it had a ton of possibilities. Wish you well, wish you were here, wishing you luck, OK you get the idea. I wish you could see some of the stuff on this card a little better. Like the roof of the well was double stamped and glued to the top and then brought out 3-D at the edge of the roof with foam squares. It looks so cool in person! Here is a close-up of another couple of features (click to enlarge:)





See the tails? Cotton batting. . .LOL is that cute or what? LOL I also painted the pennies with a glittery copper paint. This has to be one of my favorite stamps. Once again, it was colored with my "cheap" colored pencils and OMS. It's matted on a shiny copper piece of cs from The Paper Company. The sentiment is computer generated with my favorite font, I finished it off with some large shiny copper brads.


Well, that's it for this one. Thanks again so much for taking the time to visit me and leave a comment. You all really do make this so worth while.


Don't forget the pic of the week below! I'll be seeing you on your blogs!




Best,


Curt


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

42 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

oh darn if you aren't making me want this stamp too! WONDERFUL job with all the fun details...I would never have "thunk" them LOL! Great job and looking forward to your new inspirations!

Sue from Oregon said...

and oh...I got a big laugh out of your babies!

mudmaven said...

Curt this is fantastic. I love the details - bunny tails, copper pennies and the roof looks GREAT! I wish I could color as well as you do - excellent job. ~chris

Margie said...

Awww, you have the most adorable lil boys! I cannot believe that those pups let you dress them up like that - they are such good sports :)
Adorable House Mouse card Curt! Your coloring amazes me all the time! I love their lil cotton tails! Brilliant!
xoxo, margie

Rita said...

OMG Curt, the boys are so cute!!! It looks like they luv what you give them to wear, you crack me up!

I luv your House mouse cards & this one is so darn adorable! I luv those cotton tails, too cute!

Ila said...

I love your House mouse cards!! they are all Gorgeous..and this one is no exception!! When I first started stamping HM were my fav and still are one of my favs. Love the cotton tails...and ...I love the photo of your flower boys!!...Interesting photo on the bottom...how is that a bird knows to stand at the top of a tree on the highest branch...maybe he's singing ...I'm the king of the castle and your all @$$%##@...LOL...TFS!!...Ila

Angie said...

So cute Curt! I love those fuzzy tails. I actually thought the pennies were sliced carrots at first, you know, cuz theyare bunnies... But that's cuz I didn't look at the photo close enough. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. And your flowers are adorable, my DD saw them and cooed with excitement! She loves looking at your pictures of the boys!

Diane said...

Another masterpiece by you! Lots of wonderful details! The "boys" look great all ready for Spring! I used to dress up my Golden Retreiver like that when she was alive...have great photos of her and in every one she looks "pained"....like Oh no, that this again...LOL! I haven't tryed it on Nellie yet, she isn't as patient! Your photos are awesome, too! http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com

Rica said...

BRILLIANT !!! (Sorry for shouting - had to make sure you could hear me across the 'pond')
Fabulous layout and colours - perfect for that image and I just adore their tails - so inspired.
Thanks for your visits and fab comments - really appreciated.
hugs Heather xx

Lauri said...

Hey Curt!! I always get so excited when I see you have a posting!!! Your little guys are just the absolute cutest; they love you so much I am sure they do not mind what you put on their heads at all! You are really rocking these House Mouse cards. I have to admit until I actually bought one I thought they were cute but...they are so much fun! This is a great image too and so versatile. I love your cards because you put such attention to detail! Like the 3D well, the copper painting of the pennies and those tails!! Love the details!!! Enjoy the beginning of spring!

Joan Fricker said...

Curt,
How cute!!!! Great cards and great coloring! You are so creative. I love those tails and all the details you have done with these cards.

Joan

DeeDee said...

Oh my word! I love those bunny tails...you are too creative my friend! Awesome job as always Curt! BTW, I love those two flowers...they are the BEST! HUGS!

Bonnie Weiss said...

OMG ... Shotsy looks mortified and Gunther looks so proud! ... what a pair! Your HM card is too adorable, Curt. You have such a talent for detail and also knowing when to stop.

Etha said...

oh this is too neat! love the cotton tail and the well roof!! amazing, such a super cute card :)

Sue said...

Oh Curt this is a gorgeous card, it looks stunning, luv the well, i luv these stamps they are lovely to colour, i NEED more! lol. luv looking at your work, sue.x

Anonymous said...

I know they are well trained, but how long did the flower hats stay on when you let the move?? oh, Curt, you tickle my funny bones. Have been a long time friend of House Mouse, but you take the to a higher level. Glad the MOJO is back. tfs MaryAnn

Gina Wrona said...

Oh Curt,

I can't believe how you get Shotsy & Gunther to pose for all your awesome pictures. Amazing absolutely incredible! I would never be able to get my labs to do that for sure, way too excitable.
Thank you, thank you very much for the sympathy card in memory of Cocoa. I really loved it and will treasure it always.

Anonymous said...

LOVE THOSE "COTTON TAILS". AND I WANT THAT WISHING WELL,,,,"PIC OF THE WEEK", PRICELESS. LOVE MOM

Lorraine said...

Just love the card Kurt especially the tails.

Jane Wetzel said...

TOTALLY CUTE DOGGIES!! Oh,..and LOVE THE CARD TOO!! tee hee..

Pat Brinson said...

Those poor dogs. They are so good about posing. I bought the same headband for my 2 year old niece. Maybe I will keep it and try it on my dogs! Bought the Gunther stamps and they came so quickly but have not tried them yet. You really make us laugh. Thanks

mochamama said...

well I don't know what I loved more.......the bunny tails or your babies hats.....oh my Curt you leave me in stitches!!!! if I put one of those on my dogs head she would rip it off and attack it with a vengeance!

Danielle said...

Aww, how adorable is this HM stamp! Beautifully coloured Curt and I love the sentiment!
Hugs, Danielle

JULS~ said...

Hiya Curt!

I think you should get into a competition with *Dooce* ... you know, the famous Mommy Blogger! She has her dog wearing a TALL BLUE WIG! Like, sumthin George Washington would wear! lol ... Thank you for posting a new photo of your babies. I needed my *fix* of them! I really need to photograph mine more! It's just hard to find them all bathed on the same day!

Your House Mouse stamps are really adorable. Don't you just stand back and admire your collection? I still like the few stamps I've collected over the years. You amaze me at how creative you are with cardmaking. It takes me days to knock out a scrapbook layout sometimes because I stare at it thinking, *it needs more* ...

I noticed your Blogaversary is coming up! Hmmmm??? What do you have in store for us?????!!!

{xoxo} Juls~

America said...

Ohmygosh your Puppers are sooo darn cute in those hats. You're so funny making them wear those hooties, but even more so- how they let ya!! LOL. You totally ROCK my friend. I really love what you did with this precious WELL image and it endless possibilities. Those fuzzy tails are creative & pure genius!! And dont get me started on your superb coloring....'cuz you know Im your biggest fan there too! Oh, and about your photography - holy cow!! I Always know Im in for wonderful eye candy when I come to your blog. Thank you!! Sooo HAPPY your Mojo is back! :) BIG hugs, America

Jackie said...

Wow! I love this card Curt and your coloring is awesome!!! I really like that you added the *tails* too...very creative!

Thanks for visiting my blog too! I think you're quite talented yourself...your cards are fab!!!

Nancy said...

Hee hee! Got a good giggle looking at your boys. Can almost hear them saying "aaahhh, Daaaaad, c'mon!" :)
Your bunny wabbit card is so cute. Love the cotton tails...absolutely perfect touch!

Becky said...

Hey Curt, howd you like it if your baby's made you dress up :) :). I love this card it is so stinken cute, I will have to steal this idea from you "cotton tails", and your coloring is just great. I must say your baby's are made to pose for the camera, they are so gorgeous, I love it when you dress them for different holidays. Till next time - Peace

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh those little cotton tails are adorable!! And your boys... well that is just too cute!! Love the new Eastery look here, too.

Judy said...

Curt, you've done it again! This card is wonderful and all the attention to detail is just fab.

Carmen O. said...

What a gorgeous card Curt! Love those little bunnies! All the detail and coloring is fabulous.

Your boys' are adorable in their spring hats! How fun.

Michelle Ueligitone said...

Look at your kiddies, they are too cute! I love your new layout too, so festive :0)! The bunnies little tails are too cute on your card. TFS!

Barbara M. said...

I loved your card. Your previous posts have inpired me now took look at House Mouse stamps and buy them:) I was so forcing the Copic thing but I decided to buy colored pencil set ( alot more colors for the money ) since I have been at your site. It does work out and everything does not have to use a copic.Glad to see you posting more frequently nothing like Mojo!!

Tonniece said...

Wow, when your mojo comes on it's heaven. This is soooo adorable, and that tail...brilliant.
Can't wait to see the others you've done.

Way cute pic of your babies.
Thanks for the chuckle

Have a great weekend

magic boxes said...

Absolutely LOVE this card! Your rendering is stunning, the image and the little bunny tails are perfection. It so has your wonderful sense of humour too!

Talking of which I couldn't help but giggle out loud when I saw the Boys - what are they like - they'll do anything for you. Adorable!!!

Elaine x

Claire Brennan said...

EEEEeeeeeeeekkkk!!!! look at their wee tails!! this is so great - wait till my girlies see this Curt!!!

LINDA said...

OMGosh!! This card is just fantastic!! I love all the detail you have put into it..Your coloring is awesome..This is my first visit here, But will be back for sure..
Hugs, Linda

Nina said...

Curt, glad to hear you are back in your creative energy mode..... funny how that works!! This card is super cute and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE those cute little cotton tails.... such a lovely card and that header is just cracking me up!! The one on the left has a majestic stance about him like "doesn't matter what you place on me man, I am still the "king"!! LOL... and the one one on the right looks a little angry or maybe a little humiliated, not wure which, maybe both!! hehehehe... but still they are cracking me up!! They are sure patient loving creatures to allow such nonsense!! LOL... have a GREAT SATURDAY!

Nina said...

OH! and great background choice, I have the same one!! lol... great minds must think alike!!

Shirley said...

How creative and cute and glad to see the mojo is back. I love the little fuzzy rears and the copper too!

Yeah, I have to say those two love you!! It they didn't you would really need to watch out. LOLOLOL

jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love this stamp...I just got it and haven't inked it up yet! I just LOVE what you did with the roof, and their fuzzy little tails!!

Gunther and Shotzy look so flippin' cute in their flower hats! My dogs would eat them off each other - your babies are so well behaved!!

dpkennedy said...

I LOVE those bunny butts! Fabulous job on this card...it is so adorable!