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Thursday, March 17, 2011

THE WEDNESDAY EVENING POST FOR MARCH 16, 2011

Hey All!


Top 'o the day to ya!  For those of you who are visiting on St. Pat's Day . . .HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY to ya don't ya know!  For those who aren't and the day is over, may good luck be with ya!  Sorry I'm so late with this post, but some ornery little leprechauns were playing some dirty little tricks with me blogger. . .I was getting to the point of wanting to stick a pot of gold up their little . . .Oh, sorry!  I got a little carried away with me self!  LOL  On with the post then lads and lassies. . .


Since it is after 1:00 AM here, it is technically St. Patrick's Day, so I'll start with a St. Pat's card which I am entering into Ted's challenge (HERE) which is to use the colors of the national flag of Ireland.  Here is my card:
I don't know if Ted will disqualify me for this, but I think he said we needed to also use a shamrock.  I believe these are clovers, but what the heck. . .I say close enough.  And if you disqualify me TED, I'll have to hit you upside the head with my sheleighly!  And don't ya think I won't be a doin it either!  This is a House Mouse image colored with my colored pencils and oms.

Next is a get well card for a friend of my blogging friend Patti at Cherish Each Precious Day.  Patti asked me to give a shout out for her regarding cards being made for this poor woman.  She sounds like a very sweet wonderful person going through some rough times, so I wanted to help.  Here is the card:
This poor woman broke her femur (OUCH) and has so many complications.  I knew what stamp I was going to use the minute I read her story HERE.  So if you'd like to send this dear lady a smile, won't you hop over to Patti's and get the scoop?  Thanks!  This card is on its way Patti!


My last thing to share is a 3-D project.  I saw this on Splitcoast and just went crazy over it.  I think it is the cutest idea and I had to give it a try.  Take a look:


It's a box/card that holds one of those travel size tissue packets.  Yes, another House Mouse image (one of my favs - I LOVE that baby bunny)  The image is colored with colored pencils and oms as well.  Here is kind of a side view:


For the deets on how to make this clever creation you can go HERE


Well that does it for another Wednesday Evening Post.  I hope you've enjoyed it.  I'm so glad that you stopped by and I hope I made it worth your while.  And in honor of the day, let me leave you with an old Irish blessing:


May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the hollow of His hands.

I hope you are all well and happy.  Please keep the people of Japan in your thoughts and prayers.


Love you guys!


Best,


Curt O'Brien


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

53 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word Curt!! I LOVE your darling HM images!! ALL of them!! :) Your coloring is so wonderul and that Kleenex box....get outta here!! That is too cute!! Wonderful festive green creations my friend!! Thanks for sharing!!HUGS

Sue said...

Topa the mornin to ya,
great post curt, fabulous cards as always,awesome colour work, luv the ickle tisue holder. I have had leprechauns playin up with me internet all week, gettin them sorted next wens!!
Got paddys party at work 2nite for the ressies so busy day settin up, have a good one, hugs, sue,x

stamponamous said...

Hi Curt its a long time since I touched down on your blog. Lifes problems I know you will understand. Your cards are wonderful as always and I especially love the box car. Love and best wishes Jan

Diane said...

"Me" Irish Eyes Are Smiling.....such a cute post...and those same leprechauns are messing with "me" blogger too....with the picture loading....but instead of a few golden coins...they got a few "golden" words....and now all is fine!!
I LOVE your cards.....makes me want to get out my house mouse and stamp em" up! The tissue one is such a clever idea..I just have to do one......I might have to purchase some more of these little bugers (no pun intended)...LOL..okay I will quit tormenting you...wonderful post and very enjoyable as always....and give those shamrock loving boys a big hug!!!

Susan said...

Top o' the mornin' to ya! Thanks again for a delightful post that just got my day off to a delightful start. I love the new pic of the boys! (Yay - no snow) Those sweet little Irish boys. Your cards are so cute - can't get enough of House Mouse. And I hope Ted doesn't disqualify you, or we can send a leprechaun his way to play some naughty little tricks (how would he like to wake up with green hair?).

Ted said...

Curt, lad, ye been craftin' yer li'l heart out, 'aven't ye?

'tis a great project for me challenge and I wish ye top o' the luck in winnin' the prize! Thanks for playin'.

Heide said...

Curt,
Top of the mornin to you! Did you notice that each of your fabulous cards has green in them? I just love the tissue holder and I am going to have to make myself one. Always happy to read your Weds post even if it is on a Thursday! LOL.
Enjoy your day.
The Boys look so festive!
I had posted some Pictures of my Guinness on my blog, They were posted earlier in the month, He is doing so well, and getting big!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Once again, you have knocked another one (actually 3) out of the park, Curt! Your Irish themed card is so cute ... love how you put the flag colors behind the image as a background. The little get-well with the leg cast is quite appropriate and so well done. And lastly, the tissue card is just plain STINKIN CUTE! It's always a treat to see what you post each week and I am NEVER disappointed.

bkemmerer said...

Hi Curt...I have to say this is my first time leaving a comment on your blog! I have been following your blog for quite a while now and absolutely LOVE what you do! I found you through a friend of mine who is a stamper/cardmaker and has her own blog as well. I love your style and your creativity! I personally am a scrapbooker but slowly crossing over to the cardmaking side...I look forward to your weekly posts! Love your work! Thank you for sharing!

Lorraine said...

Happy St.Patrick`s Day Curt. My late grandfather was Irish I think that is where my two daughter`s get their red hair from. Love your tissue box great idea also the other cards are gorgeous. Top of the morning to you. Hugs from sunny Jersey U.K.

ursula Uphof said...

Happy St. Patrick's day to you. Love your cards, and I am sure your clovers will pass the test. Those HM stamps are too gorgeous and am going to have a look at the tissue box.Warm wishes

Karen C. said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day!! The wee House Mouse images are adorable. Love the 'get well' card/kleenex box idea. thanks for the inspiration.

Patti J said...

Lol...sounds like the leprechauns have planted a bit of orneriness in ya' this mornin'!!! Happy St. Pat's Day, my friend! I waited up last night, but had to quit. My computer backs up each night at 1 a.m. Thanks for the shout out! Much appreciated. Love all of your projects today! Your cards are fabulous, as always, and the cast on the foot is priceless! Penny will totally adore it! Love the tissue holder too. I've seen that, but not tried it - guess I will now! Thanks for the inspiration! Curt, it's great seeing you coloring up these House Mouse images again - seems like you and HM are such a good fit!!! Have a great weekend!

Gail said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Cards are wonderful! (Of course!)
I love the HM stamps. They're always on my list when I take a trip south of the border!
The boys look sooo cute!
Quite the hams aren't they!
Hope you're well!
Talk to ya!

Tammy said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Curt! Your cards are beautiful and the coloring is gorgeous! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that tissue box!! It's sooo darn cute! I will have to give that a try ...I'm so glad I stopped by today to see all of your creations! :)
Hugs, Tammy

Myrna said...

Happy St. Patricks day to ya Curt.
There is a saying, "there are those who are Irish, and those who want to be". Guess being married to one is close.
Have a great day.
Absolutely love your cards. House Mouse is the best, even if I don't own any. Love to see what you do with them.
Myrna

Becky said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Curt...
I love all your house mouse cards today. I adore that tissue box, that is adorable.

Have a fabulous week..

I am in the mist of packing while working full time. I am retiring and moving from RI to TN.. where all my people are from.

Krissy said...

what a fun post! You always make me smile, Curt! I love love love the tissue box! It is so cute - I HAVE to make one (or twelve!)

Happy St. Paddy's Day to you, Lad!

-Krissy

Erica said...

Hi Curt,
This is too cute and very useful I might add. How did I miss the tute for this on SCS? Hmmm, gotta go try one. I have a cute House Mouse sitting in a teacup that would work. I see my weekend project for sure.

Mary said...

What cute cards, will make one for Penny too! Thanks for the links too...Mary

mudmaven said...

Gorgeous projects (as always) Curt! Hope you guys had a wonderful St. Patty's day! Love the pix of the boys in their shamrock neckwear. Too cute. All the best to Jay and give those cuties a hug from me! ~chris

Jackie said...

Dude, you are rockin' those House Mice - House Mouses? Your cards and projects are wonderful. I love what you did with that little tissue box. You are so clever. Happy St. Pat's Day to you, Mr. O'Brien!

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Hey there Curt, fantastic job, you are so talented! I love visiting your blog! You never cease to amaze me .... Hope all is well ... thanks for sharing your amazing creations!

Lauri said...

You are the king of mice!! Have a wonderful St Patty's day!

Sharli said...

Hi Curt! LOVE your Irish offerings - just adorable!!! The bunny in the basket has been on my list for awhile - it's such a sweet image with that baby bunny helper.

The tissue holder idea is awesome! I'll be using that one for sure!

Hugs!!!

tilly said...

Hi Curt.... just love the house mouse stamps and you have made such a great job of colouring and made such great cards, love the tissue holder and may just have to make one (or two) lol, what a sad but uplifting story of the lady you made a card for, I shall make time in the next 2 weeks to send a card, what a fantastic outlook on life.... I pray each day for the people of Japan... how do you start to put back together, a country so devastated, without power, water food and basics of life, have a good week
Regards Tilly x

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Wonderful cards! I say the St. Patty's Day one is 'just right' for Ted's challenge. Have a wonderful week and may the luck of the Irish be with you too!

Dawn B. said...

Hi there.. Your cards are adorable..I love the tissue holder. I am so glad to hear that someone else is having trouble with blogger besides me.. it is a stinker sometimes. Great job.

Glittered Paws said...

The highlight of my Thursdays is to go check out your posts and this one was well worth the week of waiting. OMG how cute is the mouse with the case on - I know Patti's friend is going to love it. And the tissue box card is just to stinkin cute - off to check out the instructions, And a Happy St, Pats day to you.

Audrey Frelx said...

Curt, glad to see you; better late than...

That Ted better not disqualify you for being one-leaf off...lol!!!

As they always are, your cards are fabulous! And tell those naughty little leprechauns they'll have a lot of mad bloggers, who wait for your creations, ready to help you stuff their little ??@@@## if they get in the way of delaying you of our being mermerized by your creativity!!!

Love all your wonderful cards!

Leigh said...

I see the boys have appropriate scarves on. Gotta love 'em.
Beautiful cards Curt and I absolutely love your tissue pack creation. What a fabulous gift.

Celeste said...

And a Happy St. Patrick's day to you too Lad! Loved your cards and that tissue holder card is over the top! Now my 100% Irish great-granny used to say
May the sun rise to meet ya
May the wind be always at your back
and may you be in Heaven a half hour
'For the devil knows you're gone!
I love being Irish!

mochamama said...

Oh my gosh, well aren't you just full of it this post, you had me laughing a couple of times and Of course the babies had me smiling with their shamrock scarves!!!
LOVE the cards Curt. You make me want to get my Get Well Mouse House stamps out and go PLAY.....um, could you come babysit Bella for me so I can do that??!! We are still haveing some adjustment issues and my stampingroom is one of them.....Seems she likes to pull things off my shelves and out of my baskets and even out of the trash.....I've been picking up sponges all over the house.
HUGS my friend

Jane Wetzel said...

love the HM card and that tissue box is outstanding! wow! really cute- Happy late St Pats day to you too- hope your weather there was as gorgeous as it was here in Oh! :)

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Such cute House Mouse cards. The Kleenex box is such a clever idea and the stamp was so cute with it.

Definitely keeping the people in Japan in my prayers!!! What a tragedy!

Gina Wrona said...

Ditto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love ya & your boys are so adorable!
Gina

Sonja said...

Good Morning and Happy Day After...I was looking for you yesterday and very sad I could not find you ! : (
Oh I am not a house mouse fan, but I think that may change if I keep looking here : )

the tissue packet idea is just too perfect for this time of year !... As always I love them all, and I do not think I can choose a favorite one... I will get back to you on that ! lol

but the boys dressed in the St Patty's Day attire is just too sweet...

Thank you for sharing your work as well as places to look, I really have to get that "LINK" stuff down...Ah someday when life is not so busy...
Off to get this Friday moving, Enjoy your weekend...
Sonja

Linda said...

Oh Happy ST. Patty's day to you Mr O'Brien!
Your cards are wonderful like always. I love the 3-D Project. 1 AM how do you post at that time? Those leprechauns are little devils.
I love the House Mouse Images. They are adorable.
And everything is so green. I love it.

Anonymous said...

THIS WAS A GREAT POST. LOVED ALL THE CARDS, AND REALLY LOVED THE "TISSUE BOX" CARD...I WANT A TISSUE. MISSED THE "PIC OF THE WEEK". LOVE MY IRISH GRAND DOGS. LOVE YOU, MOM

maryr917 said...

i love the hm images-great cards and coloring and the tissue box is a good idea for a get well-like the new blog photo of the schnauzers

Ink Bug said...

Hey Curt! I love all the cards and the tissue dispenser is just too cute. My heart breaks for the poor Japanese people. How strong they are to endure all the disasters piled upon them. I hope the tragedies end soon so they can begin rebuilding their lives and that in itself will be difficult. BTW, I think you are the person your dogs think you are, too. Curt, you are such a giving person and I admire you immeasurably!
Super hugs to ye!
Always be happy! =]
~Robin

Anonymous said...

You are correct about Ted's Challenge, Curt. What entries he received including your outstanding green, white, orange effort! Thank you for sharing this fun.
How grows the boys' 'kerchief drawer? Your shopping fun is so colorful, Curt. G'Day to you.
Keep Looking UP!
mt23stamperatyahoo

lisa808 said...

Your St. Patrick's Day card is darling. Clovers/shamrocks--it's all good, so Ted better not disqualify you! Love the image on the Get Well card. And, your tissue box card, over the top! Love, love , love it. tfs

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Fab cards! And I LOVE that tissue holder....what a great idea! Would make a good gift for someone that is sick!

Macpurp said...

lovely makes again this week Curt!
i love the idea of the tissue holder....am trying to look at it and figure it out!

the broken leg house mouse is so very sweet!
hope you Jay & the boys are grand
love teen & co xx

Ann Schach said...

Adorable cards, Curt! But my favorite is the Kleenex holder! That is just too cute! What a day brightener this would be for some one who is feeling under the weather! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Anne Marie said...

Curt, it is always such a joy to visit your blog! I always leave happy! :) Awesome inspiration from your projects this week...that tissue box is fantastic and your coloring of all of the images is supurb. The new photo of the boys is beautiful! Seriously? Could they be more photogenic?? I think they need to share some tips with my boys, who want to run from the camera when I break it out. Hugs to you!!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Lee said...

don't the Big Furry Boys look so darn cute with their scarves on,great ST.Patricks pics.As ALWAYS All your creations are AWESOME.Must make one of those cute tissue holders.Love the images you have used for your creations.Hope you all ok.x

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I Love your cards but really... I love your humor and compassion too, always enjoy my visit here!

Janine said...

Hey Curt!! Hope all is well with you!! Love your cards as always!!
We are busy busy around here trying to move and getting things done! I am up to mud to my ankles...

Ila said...

I love your HM cards Curt..they are all totally Cute and Fabulous!!..the kleenex box is Wonderful...what a Great idea!!!...Hugs, Ila

Gina said...

Curt these are all great. I just love House Mouse images and have been playing with some of mine recently. I LOVE that tissue box.

America said...

Oh CURT... I LOVE WHAT YOU DID WITH all three of these super adorable house-Mouse images. WOW!!! You see, this is EXACTLY why we at HM&F MC are never, ever letting you go from the House-Mouse Team! No way Jose!! na-ah. Nope! No can do!!! Nunca, Never. So, Dont even think about it!!! We are like the HOtel California. You can check in anytime you'd like, but you can NEVER LEAVE!!! hahah! :)
Sigh, I miss so much of your wonderful talent and person when I dont find time to visit... sorry! :)