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Monday, March 1, 2010

HOUSE MOUSE MONDAY CHALLENGE #64

Hey All!  Happy March!  What a great way to start the month out with a House Mouse Monday Challenge!  This challenge is hosted by yours truly.  I challenged everyone to make anything but a card using the House Mouse, Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies images.  So, on with the post!

If you read my last blog post, you saw the memory box that I made for photos.  Well, today's box is made the exact same way, however this one was made to hold recipes!  Here is the box:


I thought this Happy Hoppers image was perfect for the front of this box.  The white light I have to use to photograph in the house kind of bled out the coloring and the sponging I did on this image.  The background of the image is more of a cream color which doesn't show in this photo and the coloring of the image is much darker IRL.


Here is the box open:


The recipe card inside is from a Microsoft Word template and is a 3 X 5 card.  BTW, this is not a real recipe!  LOL  I made it up just as a prop for this photo.  As some of you know from my last post, this can hold up to 40 index cards.  If you want to see how to make these great boxes, see Gina K's video tutorial HERE

Well, short and sweet!  Hope you play along with us in the next couple of weeks.  If not, at least take a look at what my other talented teamies came up with at House Mouse Monday Challenge.

I'm still working on catching up on your blogs.  If I haven't been by yet, I'm on my way soon.  So be patient with me!  

I hope you all are well and doing great.  I thank you so much for coming by and supporting me.  I have the best blogging buddies in all of Blogland!  Hugs to every one of you.  I'll see you on your blogs and hopefully you'll come back and visit for the Wednesday Evening Post on the 3rd.  

Best,

Curt O'Brien

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

42 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Curt
gorgeous box, great image for it, perfect. i hope to have time at the weekend to try n make one. Hope all is well with your & yours, hugs sue.x

scrapperjulia said...

This is really cute, Curt! I love that patterned paper, it goes with that image so well! What a great idea!

Janine said...

Good morning Curt!! How have you been??? This is such a great idea and I love the box... Fabulous! I hope all is well with you and the boys!
Janine

Kimberly S said...

What a fun gift idea, and such an adorable image! The browns are warm and delicious, and your coloring is always so beautiful. Have a wonderful start to your week! :)

America said...

This is ADORABLE!!!! I LOVE your recipe box and brilliant IDEA Curt!! YOU ROCK my friend! :) And what a great / FUN challenge this week! Thanks for inspiring me to think think think outside of my comfort zone! It was tough, but I ended up with making an actual treatbox! Yeah! YOU ROCK! :)

Dawn said...

This is simply adorable, even if the recipe is a prop!!!
Love the image choice..

Danielle said...

Wow Curt - awesome recipe box! The HM image is so perfect and as always, your colouring is done to perfection! I love those papers you've used too and the gorgeous chocolate brown ribbon finishes is beautifully! Must catch up on your other posts - have been sick so am behind on my blogging!
Hugs, Danielle

Jan McC said...

Such cute boxes Curt and very useful. You always use the cutest HM images. Have a great week and I see you on Wednesday.

mudmaven said...

So cute - as always! Love this folder idea - have to get off my duff and make some! All the best to you, Jay and the boys. Hope Jay and Gunther are feeling better. ~chris

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

What a great project Curt and the image is perfect!! I love the patterned paper you chose too! Thanks for the inspiration and the link to the tutorial--it's definitely one I want to try making!
Blessings,
Sarah :)

Christine said...

Hi Curt 1st sorry to hear your having a tough time re Jay & Gunther hope things improve real soon..2nd what a cracker of a chall. you gave us thanks for waking my likkle grey cells up..LOL..Lurve your receipe holder great gift idea..take care teamie..

Hugs Christine xx

Deb Neerman said...

Pure fabulousness, Curt! Love that recipe box and your darling HM image ... tooooooo cute!

I've gotta try to make one of those boxes ... you make 'em look so beautiful!

Rica said...

This is fantastic Curt, I made my box to put my smaller mousies images in, still need something for the larger ones......I think this could be it!!!
Love the colours, fabulous papers and such a wonderful image for the purpose.
Hope both Gunther and Jay continue to improve.
hugs Heather xx

Lori Barnett said...

CURT CURT CURT!!!!!! SHUT UP!!!!!! This is a GREAT idea! But I wanna know where the pics of your Hot Apple Strudel?! hee hee hee. Great challenge this week. I finally got my post up. It's been one of "those" weeks! LOL! Have a great week my friend :)

craft_princess said...

Such a cute recipe holder!
I saw a peek of an Apple Strudel recipe...do share!!! :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Great idea...I love that DP...reminds me of the wheat fields east of my home...lovely.

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous recipe box, Curt
The image is just adorable and perfectly colored. Love the paper, awesome creation!!

Karen x

Jean McKenzie said...

I just love it Curt! Perfect image too! I do so want to make some more HM cards but I am busy getting cards ready for sale and we cannot sell HM ones!!

Hope all is well with you and yours and hopefully I will get to put something on my blog again soon!

Jen Tapler said...

ACCCCK!! LOVE this Curt!!! And look! You used Kraft!! Seriously, so so awesome!!! Hope your boys are both feeling better!

Sue W said...

Hi Curt I enjoyed your visit to my place sorry I was out and didn't get chance to put the kettle on..............
No listen to this, been entertaining my hubs cousin and his wife who are on a World Cruise!!!!! OMG ....it should have been me!!.... (I'm singing). They've just spent 1 day in Sunny Sydney where the sky was grey all day!!!! Enough of this.....I love this project - I loved the earlier post too and promised myself to have a go so better get on with it ah - great work hope lots join in on your challenge. Hugs to you Jay and the family.

Scossie Jane said...

Another beautiful box with a stunning image Curt, I must make one of these....

And thank you so much for the beautiful comments about my family, the children are cute aren't they.....

Hugs xx

Diane said...

What a smart idea!!! Love that HM image, too...perfect for the box front!!!! How is Gunther??? What are going to do the next time you take him to the park and he wants to "slide"?? How will you keep him from jumping on that slide?? My granddaughter was jumping on the bed Sunday....long story short she ended with 3 stitches on her chin...and guess what?...next day jumping on the bed again...ugh...kids and pets one and the same!!!!

Dawn B. said...

Hi Curt,
This is a terrific idea. I love the box.. I think that recipe sounds yummy.. I love apple anything.. Great job on this challenge.

Jane Wetzel said...

very cool idea Curt! Sounded yummy as I sit here drinking my tea this morning- too bad it is just a prop!! ha ha! :) oh, and thanks for the sweet comments about my fur babies- I did hug them (lots) and glad u enjoyed their pics! :)

lisa808 said...

Perfect image for your recipe box. Great paper and bow.

Cara said...

Cute recipe holder, great gift idea for a bridal shower, which I have coming up soon Your coloring is always perfect.

Elaine M said...

I really like this design - can think of many ways to use it. And as always, images from House Mouse are so darling - who wouldn't love it. Hugs

Percy said...

Hey Curt, Lovely project...once again! Beautiful, love the image you used for this one....Thanks for sharing! Hope Gunther is on the mend!

Sharli said...

Hi Curt! LOVE your recipe box - I've drooled over that stamp before, LOL I think the HM stamps are awesome - especially when you color them!

Hugs!

Leigh said...

Another excellent idea Curt. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and commenting.
Best wishes to Gunther.

Sharon Caudle said...

What a gorgeous recipe folder, Curt! I love it! Your papers are so yummy and that image is adorable! I love it!
hugs!
Sharon

stampmonkey said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words. ;) Your recipe card box is very lovely --nice colors-- and you did a wonderful job coloring your image too! tfs

Jenny Gropp said...

Adorable and Practical (well not for me cause I don't cook, lol) but FABulous to look at for me!!! Great job, as always Curt!

Gina Wrona said...

Awesome, love that box!
Very versitale, I must say!

Hugs,
Gina

Macpurp said...

i love this! the colours are beautiful and the image is so sweet!
love teen x

Celeste said...

Love the image and really love the papers you used.

Carmen O. said...

Oh Curt! I just love your recipe box/envelope/holder!!! That is such an adorable image and perfect for this container. Sorry I haven't visited lately things are a bit hectic. Always know I enjoy stopping by and seeing your wonderful creations.

Helen F. said...

Love this great "gift" idea! Wow, this box holds 40 index cards. Need to get started making my Christmas Recipe Card Gift Sets ~ super cute image for the front too, Curt!

Glee said...

Whenever I come to visit here, I am always treated to something “magical.” Your work is so wonderful!

Lisa said...

Curt this is really cool! It would be a neat gift card holder too if we shrunk it! I love the rounded corners!

Gina said...

I love your recipe box. That would be a perfect thing to give someone that is moving out for the first time to to pass along some family recipes. The colors are perfect for your image.

dpkennedy said...

Oh Curt, this is just adorable! What a great idea!