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Monday, June 7, 2010


Hey All!  I'm so sorry that this post is up so late, but Blogger was having problems nationwide, and it has just now gone back up.  Have no idea what the issue was, I'm just glad that I can get this posted.

We have a new challenge this week and I'm also announcing the WINNER of my hidden blog candy for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog's Blog Hop.  The winner is listed at the end of this post and also on the main challenge blog along with the rest of the winners.

This week's challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is "Sweets".  Pretty self explanatory huh?  If someone says "sweets" to me I already start drooling!  LOL  So, here is my card for this week's challenge:

This is exactly what I look like after polishing off a handful of donut holes!  LOL  This House Mouse image is called "Donut Bliss".  It's colored with colored pencils and oms as always, and the sentiment was created in word using Word Art.  I added diamond glitter to the frosting of the donut and the brad, but it doesn't show up too well in the photo.  I hope you play along with us this week!

Now for the winner of my part of the blog hop blog candy. . .the winner was selected by and the lucky person is. . . .BECKY from A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH!!!!  Congrats Becky, here was my hidden prize:

This is a gorgeous ceramic tall mug perfect for both coffee and tea.  The picture is not that great, but the outside of the mug says "Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself."  The word "create" is also on the inner rim of the mug.  The colors of the mug are turquoise and brown.  Perfect for drinking your favorite coffee or tea while "creating"!  Congrats Becky!  Please send me an email ( to give me your address so I can get this out to you right away.

Again, thanks everyone for making our first blog hop so terrific, and congrats to all of the winners!  If you don't know if you won something, be sure to run over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog to see!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll see you on Wednesday for the Wednesday Evening Post!


Curt O'Brien

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


Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Curt :-) I love this image ,, so very cute :-) that little mouse is positively stuffed !! :-) fantastic colouring too and the sparkle is perfect :-)

LOVE the candy too ! perfect mug for any crafting desk ! :-)

Lols x x x

America said...

WOW!!! !LOVELY coloring as always my friend. TERRIFIC SWEET take and adorable image. :)

Patti J said...

Your cards always make me smile! Another gorgeous piece of art, my friend! Great coloring, as usual! for that yummy candy, I think I have a Unity stamp with that same saying on it...very nice gift for Becky! You've been on my mind, sir! Hugs to you, Jay, and the boys :)

Leigh said...

Gorgeous card as always Curt. Yep, know the "I've eaten too much, time for a snooze" feeling too.

Suzi said...

Your card is adorable, beautiful colouring and that sentiment is so sweet. Congrats to Becky too.
Hugs Suzi x

Jackie said...

Adorable! I totally understand how that little mouse feels. I feel that way every time I have a Dunkin' Donut, which is not that often or I would fit in the doorway!

Dawn said...

What a fun card, I am right there when sweets are mentioned.
Your coloring is excellent as usual.
Congrats to becky, what a great candy to give away.
Hope everyone is fine in your neck of the woods.

Diane said...

Cute card, and now you make me want to go to the store and get donuts......I had blogger issues, toobut its all well now!

lisa808 said...

Cute card. And, that little mouse sure does look content!

Kimberly S said... cute, and your coloring with those pencils is as amazing as ever Curt!

Oooo...what a fabulous mug! Congrats to your lucky winner. :)

Becky said...

I won!!! yahoooo. I already sent my address :). I am so excited, of all things to win this is just perfect for me, I am a coffee and tea drinker and this mug is gorgeous, I will be thinking of you every morning when I have my first cup of jo. ;)

Let's not talk sweets, You will not find them in my house, out of sight out of mind, why you ask? I am one of those people who does not know how to eat just one. With all of that said, this is a fabulous card, love how you did the sentiment. even the brad looks like a piece of candy. hahaha.
Thanks so much Curt.

Tertia said...

Lovely card as usual. I love that mug, wish I could get my hands on one. Congrats to the winner.

Shirley-anne said...

A delightful image and a fun card .
Colouring is fantastic .Clever creative greeting .

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Hi Curt!
Your card is so great. Love the Donatimage and the way you framed it. All this pink and brown look so great together!

Hugs, Natascha

Sue said...

Hi Curt
glad you managed to get on get online, gorgeous card luv this stamp, awesome colouring, scoopy.x

linedancer said...

Hi Curt, it's been awhile since I viewed your blog, beautiful as ever! Love your dogs videos! Your House Mouse fit me yesterday. I went to the Dr. for a 6 month check and got good results as I'm a vegetarian now and finally able to loose weight. So Yesterday I celebrated with some Swedish Pancakes and Bacon....maybe Ice cream today and then back on it. I hear you know my pen pal Sunshine from New Zealand. A photographer too, think her photo blog is Lady in Red. Praying for her health problems, we've been friends for so many years. I need to learn to take better pictures, sure love your beautiful scenic ones! Rosy

Terry said...

As a donot lover (being Canadian) I LOVE this card. Definitely a must buy.
Again, a wonderful piece of 'art'.

Jane Wetzel said...

yummy card! :)

Sue W said...

Curt your card is so cute! what a great image! Hope all's well your corner of the world.

Rica said...

Hmm - could just go a donut, after seeing this, with a coffee in that great mug!! Fabulous image and great colouring, love the sentiment.
hugs Heather xx

Celeste said...

Your card is adorable and, as usual, your coloring is over the top! Congrats Becky!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Oh my gosh, I just finished my last donut and up comes your image, now I feel I have to run to the store, ha, ha. You are amazing Curt, you never fail to disappoint us with your coloring and ideas. Have a great week guys

craft_princess said...

MMMMMMMMM, DONUTS!!! I gotta stay away from those...totally addicting! Cutie card and congrats to the blog hop winner!

Sue said...

Wow, Curt, your little mouse looks like he's stuffed and content!! Who doesn't after a donut!!! Great colors and gorgeous card.

Cara said...

How cute a contented mouse after eating half the donut! Great job thanks for sharing.

Sharli said...

Wonderful card Curt! BUT, I've been dreaming about donuts lately and you are definitely NOT helping!!! LOL

I had to struggle with the steering wheel today to avoid crashing into a Dunkin'Donuts shop. My goodness - a close call.

The prize was beautiful - I love the sentiment!

Hope you week it terrific and you and Jay are doing well. Hugs!

Rita said...

I totally agree with you, I think we all look like that cute little mouse after eating some sweets! Love your card Curt!

Jodi said...

Aloha Curt!! It's been a while and I am thrilled that you stopped by my blog! I've been crazy busy just like you too and I hope that things are tons better for both you and Jay! =)
I have just been going back through several of your posts and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the cards and creations you've been making! What wonderful works of art! This card here is just too cute! Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous and these house mouse images are getting cuter and cuter!! I have no house mouse stamps can you believe it? I do hope to join in on the challenge someday but for now I will just have to admire all of your beautiful creations. =)
Hope you are well, and hope to hear from you soon!!
Take care and BIG HUGE HUGS to you both!!
Jodi =)

Cassie said...

Hey Curt, I love your card. It's such a wonderful image and you colored it so perfectly. Mmmmm donuts ;D

Gina Wrona said...

Awesome, I'd love to have a piece of that donut, hee, hee!


Helen F. said...

Such a fun image! Love how you layered this card and your coloring is wonderful, Curt!