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Monday, April 26, 2010


Hey All!  Happy Monday to all of you!  Today is another House Mouse Challenge.  The challenge is called "Flower Power".  The idea is to use flowers, whether it be in the image, on the paper, adding flower or flowered embellishment, etc., you get the idea.  As you also know me well, I don't use a lot of flowers on my cards but I do use a lot of flower images.  So, here is my challenge card:

I've always loved this particular image, although if you think about it, it is a little disturbing.  I'm not so sure anyone would be happy finding a mouse in their lemonade!   I created the background paper with a stamp set from Stampendous.  It has various fruits on it and the lemons were perfect for this card.  I colored the image and the lemons with Koh-I-Nor colored pencils and oms.  I stamped an extra lemon and cut it out, added a yellow eyelet threaded with yellow ribbon and attached it to my bow (which was made with the Bow Easy).  This image makes for a great summer card.

I hope you get a chance to play along in the next couple of weeks or at least hop over to House Mouse Monday Challenge and take a look at my very talented teamies' cards.  They are such a great group and I can't wait till we add our new team members!

This is a short post.  But I wanted to thank all of you for your outpouring of concern and thoughts/prayers over the last couple of weeks.  And thanks to to those who sent still more cards to Jay.  They really do brighten his day.  The cards have been wonderful and beautiful.  You all are so thoughtful.

I plan on doing a Wednesday Evening Post this week.  So I'll fill you in on what's going on.  I'm sorry that I haven't been by to visit you lately, but know that I will be back soon to take a look at all that I've missed.  And speaking of "missed", I've missed all of you so much!  See you all on Wednesday!



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


Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Hi Curt,
I was just thinking of you this a.m. & wondering how you were--so glad to "see" this post (I can't really focus as well as I'd like--just came from the optometrist and everything is very blurry :( I tried really hard to focus and from what I "can" see your card is very cute--love the little lemon cutout on the ribbon!! This image is really cute but you're right--not sure I'd be too happy to find a mouse in my drink either :) Anyway, glad you're back--hope you and Jay are doing well!!
Sarah :)

Tertia said...

Love your card, the image is very cute!
Glad to see you are posting and creating, hope that means that Jay is on the mend and all is well.

Lorraine A said...

Hi Curt :-) I am back from my trip and just off for a browse around your blog to see what I have missed in the last couple of weeks :-)

this stamp is one of the first HM ones I ever bought :L-) ,, lemonade ???? I thought it was gin and tonic !! :-) I love this card Curt,,, absolutely gorgeous :-)

Lols x x x

p.s ,,, was sorry to miss the DT call ,, but hey ho ,,,good luck to everyone who entered :-)

Sue said...

Hi Curt
lovely to see you, have been thinking of you both,hope Jay is doing ok.

Gorgeous card, luv the backing papers its brill, awesome colouring as always.
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, hugs, sue,x

Sharon Caudle said...

This is just too cute, Curt! He looks quite happy sitting in that glass of lemonade! Love how you cut out the lemon and attached it! Adorable! Hope you're doing well! hugs!

Danielle said...

Love your lemonade card Curt - it's so fun & fresh!! Are you sure there's only lemonade in there? He looks slightly sozzled!! LOL The bright pink flower makes a great pop of colour on the card too - love it!
I hope Jay continues to improve and that you're taking care of yourself too!
Big hugs, Danielle xo

America said...

OH Curt!! I love this happy and bright and LEMON-Y adorable card!!! Your coloring always ROCKS!!! What a FAB flower too! :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Hello Curt, good to hear from you and hope Jay is well on the road to recovery. A fun image today and lemon...yummy!!!

mudmaven said...

I just love your card - as always! Maybe I wouldn't like finding a mouse in my lemonade - or gin & tonic - either, but think how happy that little mouse would be to get such a treat! I hope all is well and Jay is getting better and better and that the boys are behving themselves too! Love the pix with all the spectacular tulips and your duck butts made me laugh out loud! Looking forward to your Wednesday post. ~chris

Helen F. said...

LOVE this super cute image, Curt. Although, I too thought it was a cocktail type drink ;o) Love your background and the 'lemon' tag is fabulous. Best withes to Jay and to you {{{HUGS}}}

Macpurp said...

I have been wondering how Jay was getting along.
What a beautiful picture of your boys and the tulips.

cute Card with the lemons.
lots of love Tina & pups x

Macpurp said...

I have been wondering how Jay was getting along.
What a beautiful picture of your boys and the tulips.

cute Card with the lemons.
lots of love Tina & pups x

Wendalyn said...

Your card is gorgeous as always... Have a great day.

Sunshine said...

Yumm! Love the colours you have used, Curt, very nice! I like the lemon hanging on the ribbon, it looks great, well done!
Sunshine NZ

Sunshine said...

Yumm! Love the colours you have used, Curt, very nice! I like the lemon hanging on the ribbon, it looks great, well done!
Sunshine NZ

Dawn said...

Was thinking of your family and wondering how you all were. Glad everyone is doing better and so happy to see you posting. Love the adorable image, and NO I wouldn't like to find one in any

Janine said...

Great card Curt!! How have you been? Hope all is well and that Jay is feeling good!
We are busy here... Working, gardening, baking, stitching and anything else that I can think of!!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Curt, so good to hear from you! Know you are really busy with your family. Still I worry about you all when you go missing. Looking forward to Wedesday. Hugs.

scrapperjulia said...

Really cute card, Curt! Love the yellow lemons and the contrast of the flower. I love this image too but always disturbed me also about finding a mouse in my drink! So glad that Jay is feeling better! Take Care!

Michelle said...

Such a bright and happy card! While I might not be happy to see a mouse in my drink, me thinks the mouse is probably feeling pretty happy right about now! I love how you used the lemon as a sentiment tag.

Shirley-anne said...

cute image , well coloured for a fun card . I think that there might have been "something " in with the lemonade too. Missed you too , cant wait for Wednesday .

Shirley-anne said...

cute image , well coloured for a fun card . I think that there might have been "something " in with the lemonade too. Missed you too , cant wait for Wednesday .

Sue W said...

Ooh I'm way behind this week! Only just made it to see how things are with you, Jay and all! Sounds as though it's still a bit hectic but hang in there I'm sure things will settle soon.
Love your lemon card! Fresh and full of Zing!!!
Catch you on Wednesday!

Bonnie Weiss said...

As usual, another adorable card! And now that I have high speed, I can watch your slide show. Some amazing "amateur" photography, indeed. And yes, the "duck butts" is definitely a winner!

craft_princess said...

Cute the lemons! I hope Jay and Gunther are doing much better!


lisa808 said...

What a fun card & image. He would be a cute mouse to find in a glass of lemonade! Great background and lemon tag.

Hope Jay is feeling better and stronger each day.

'See' you on Wednesday.

Gina Wrona said...

Hi Curt,

I was thinking about you this morning on my way driving into work. I love your new pic of the boys and your duck buts are precious too!
Love the new blog layout too, it must have been awhile since I visited and you upgraded.
Looking forward to Wednesday's post.
My dh wants me to have a garage sale this year for the very first time, but I don't have a clue how to hold a successful one. Was it your sister that wrote a book about it? That's what I was trying to remember on my way in today.


P.S. Here's a hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugggggggggggggggg for Jay on his road to recovery.

Christine said...

Hi Curt sorry Iv'e been a bad blogger life keeps getting in
the this cute image fab card the drink must be a G&T fab flower too..hope Jay & Gunther are improving will pop back later for your news update..

Hugs teamie Christine xx

Celeste said...

Hi, I love your card. Your coloring is awesome, as usual. I still haven't tried the colored pencil/oms thing yet...sigh.
Glad to hear Jay is doing better.
Love the duck butts! Too funny!
Take care.

Sharli said...

Hi Curt, I've missed you - and I'm so glad you posted. You and Jay have been in my prayers daily.

Your card is just perfect! I love the image - it's not disturbing - I think if I saw a mouse so happy in my lemonaide, I'd just give it over to him/her! LOL

Hang in there. We're all rooting for you.

Elaine M said...

Oh my, it was so good getting a post from you - I was starting to be concerned. This is just the cutest card - love the background lemons and little tag - just the perfect touch. Hugs to you and Jay!

Rica said...

Lemonade??? I'm with Lols on this one I always had it down as Gin and Tonic and Mudpie looks like he's had one or three. Gorgous colouring and I just love your lemon paper and cute tag.
Take care love & hugs to you and Jay
Heather xx

Scossie Jane said...

Love the lemon zesty feel of this card Curt, what a gorgeous colour, and the wee mouse is toooo cute, love your colouring, as always....

Hugs xx

Diane said...

Gotta love them "mousies" no matter what they are up to...pesky little rascals...hope things are going better for everyone....Nellie is sick, taking her to vet today...worried about her.....pakage on the way...more later...take care you guys and doggies!!!

Linda said...

Hi Curt I love the card. That lemon stamp for the background just finishes the card off perfectly. Love Linda

mycardz said...

Hi Curt! Your card is sooo adorable. Love the paper you used, how perfect is that?! I know what you mean about finding a mouse in your lemonade - I have to totally ignore the real concept of these mice stamps! Hope life is getting a little better for you. Take care, Mary