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Monday, July 5, 2010

HOUSE MOUSE MONDAY CHALLENGE #73 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!!

Hey All!

Today was a surprise challenge for our Teamie AMERICA KUHN.  America was born July 4th obviously making yesterday her birthday.  Mary (another Teamie) thought it would be fun to surprise America and make it a birthday challenge in her honor.  America is traveling across country to settle into their family's new home.  So she had no idea that we were doing this!  Surprise America!!!!  I hope you can play along with us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.  If you don't play along, at least run over there and take a look at our tribute cards to America.  My Teamies did a fabulous job as always!

So this week's challenge is a birthday theme or project in honor of our very own America!  Here is my card for her:


This is a Gruffies stamp called "Beary Nice Celebration".  I colored it with my colored pencils and oms.  I used a star punch for the stars, outlined them with my Versamark pen, dipped them in silver tinsel embossing powder and heated them up for that glitter all around the edges.  The "happy" and "birthday" were stamped, and I computer generated the "America".  I attached them with foam squares so they popped of the card.  The "white" streamers were colored with a clear glitter pen as was the cake plate so the card really sparkles.

America, we love you and hope that your day was as special as you are.  It was wonderful to talk to you yesterday!  Again, Happy Birthday!!!!

Thanks all for coming by.  As you can see, I've finally gotten my blogger issues worked through.  I'll have a big post on Wednesday!  Hope to see you then!

Hugs to all!

Best,

Curt

34 comments:

Heide said...

The boys look like they have a great way to beat the heat! Love the birthday card, great streamers. TFS!

Becky said...

Love the new pictures of the boy's in the pool.
America will be so surpised and blessed to see you all were thinking of her.
Fabulous card, love how you did the stars.

Lorraine A said...

fantastic card Curt :-) Love the image ,, so cute and the glittery streamers are fab ! America is gonna just LOVE this :-)

fab piccy of the boys too !! aww ,, sooo cute :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Sue said...

Hi Curt
gorgeous card, awesome colouring as always,great image just what one should do on your birthday, syuff cake! lol. Boys look cool in the pool, hugs sue,x.

Sue said...

Curt, your little Gruffie got a head start on the celebration it looks like! Love the sparkle and the stars. Great card for America!

I envy the Pups, they look very happy to be cooling off. We are having a heat wave here too.

Hugs
Sue Drees

mudmaven said...

Great card as always Curt! How sweet of you and your teammates to help America celebrate her birthday. Love the shot of the boys staying cool! ~chris

margie c said...

Adorable card, Curt! Love how you combined the two themes :)
I hope you and your boys are well!
hugs, margie

Patti J said...

Well, sir! Your new blog background looks wonderful! The boys look like they are ejoying their summer staycation!!! This time of year, I SO wish we had a pool - in September, not so much:) Love your card for America - and she will be so surprised and delighted. Too much fun!!! Lastly, is is Wednesday yet??? Hugs to all!

Christine said...

Hi Curt awesome creation teamie..am loving this gruffie eating his cake..great colouring & layout love it all...the boys really enjoy their water play..&&& fab summer blog look glad you got it sorted..

Hugs Christine xx

Carmen O. said...

What a fun birthday card! I just love all the celebratory decorations. Love the popped up stars and the glittery decorations. Fabulous work Curt!

Rica said...

Hi Curt, love your card, fabulous image, brilliant colouring and those glitterly streamers are stunning, as are those fab stars.
It's stinking hot here, if I pop over will the boys share the pool with me?
hugs Heather xx

Macpurp said...

Fab card!

they boys look so cool in their pool!
love teen x

Janine said...

Hey Curt!! Glad you got your issues worked out! Great card and fabulous new look for the dogs!!

mochamama said...

Curt, tell your babies to move over I'm diving in!!!! we are in a heat wave right now, I have been sick with heat stroke and the ac in our house doesn't even feel like it's on!! Okay, on to more important issues.....like, these cards are adorable, totally love what you do with those little House Mouse people. Hope you and Jay are doing well; hugs my friend

berg4 said...

Lovely card - so wish my dog liked water, the pool looks like a great way to cool off

Serendipity Stamping said...

Hi Curt, Love the boys in their pool and the seem to love having their pic taken all the time. What a wonderful surprise for America! Bet she was overcome with emotion - I know I would be. Well will see you Wednesday.

Sharli said...

WooHoo, Curt's back!!! I'm so glad to see your post - I've been trying really hard to wait patiently (and not succeeding very well, I must confess)! Your new look is terrific!

LOVE this card - and I'm sure America is just thrilled with the surprise! Imagine it - the 4th must be an amazing birthday, with a holiday and fireworks and BBQ . . . the best!

I'll be back on Wednesday!
Hugs!

Leigh said...

Great new look to the blog Curt. Oh wow, don't your dogs look so happy in the pool. Fabulous card for America too.

Diane said...

What a neat idea you did for America.....I bet she was totally surprised...have to head on over and check out the other DT's work...I love this one of your's...the streamers are so very "cool"!!! Like your new blog look, too...hey I took word verification off again, so far only one nasty spam...we'll see....glad to see you back...come visit!!!!

craft_princess said...

This is so cute and it makes me want to eat junk food! HEHE!

Danni said...

Your card is so fun!! Great job!

Love the photo of your dogs in the pool! Fun!

Wendalyn said...

Beautiful card as always - I love the new picture of your doggies too they look nice and cool... Mine don't like the water LOL

Sue from Oregon said...

First off...I would not want to be standing any where near your doggies when they shook the water off...I can only image! It is still on the cool side here, but the heat wave is coming this week! I LOVE this gruffie card and such a darling image. I was wondering how you added the embossing around the stars! Great card!

scrapperjulia said...

Love your birthday card for America, Curt! Your dogs look like they are keeping cool since it has been awful hot in Indiana!

mycardz said...

Hi Curt! Yes, yours is defnitely cuter!! :) I love what you did with the stars ... very clever idea! I swear I need to learn to use my pencils - your coloring always rocks! So glad you were able to get through to America yesterday. I know she will LOVE your card! Good to see the boys - they look very happy to be cooling off in the pool. Hope the rest of your life is going well too! Take care - hugz, Mary

Shirley-anne said...

Great photos thanks for sharing .
Wonderful card. Love the party scene with lots of glitter. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to " America" and Happy 4th July , America

Jean McKenzie said...

What a great idea for America's birthday! Love your summery look blog page and also the photo of the boys in their very own pool! They sure know how to beat the heat!
Your card is beautifully coloured - it is really lovely!

Bonnie Weiss said...

OMG ... that's an awful lot of dog hair to dry!!! The boys sure look like they loved it though. Cute card to celebrate America's Birthday.

Celeste said...

Great pic of the boys in the pool! I love your card especially the streamers and how you did the stars. And, of course, your coloring is to die for!

lisa808 said...

Great red, white, & blue birthday card. I really like how you incorporated the stars into it.

The 'boys' look like they are cool and relaxed in their pool.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA FROM CURT'S MOM. LOVE THE PICTURE OF THOSE GRANDOGS BIRTHDAY POOL PARTY.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHOTSY. LOVE YA, GRAMDMA

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Hello Curt!
Your card is so great. Love this big and great image and it is so well colored.

Hugs, Natascha

Gina Wrona said...

absolutely delicious!

Hugs,
Gina

America said...

OH goodness!! how super fabulous!! I really LOVE this card Curt!! What a fun design and fab coloring and fantastic embellishments!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for being so thoughtful my friend. :) The pics of the puppers are so much fun to see. Thanks for sharing these with us. :)