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Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Hey All!

I can't believe that it is Wednesday again!  And it is the last Wednesday of the Summer!  Is time flying or what?  I've even scheduled the pool's closing date for October 14th.  I've also purchased my first pumpkins for the season!!!  I'm just glad to see you here and I have to tell you, you all look amazing!  I've never seen you look better!  Whatever you are doing keep doing it because it is working!

Here are my cards for this post:
Look at their funny little faces!  Just as happy as they can be.  I'm entering this card into the HOUSE MOUSE MONDAY CHALLENGE.  I'm also entering it into the Pinspirational Challenge. This challenge's theme is "Autumn Leaves".  As always, I've colored the image with my colored pencils and oms.  The "sky" is sponged with distress ink.  That is one thing I really love about using colored pencils to color images. . .the wax in the pencils repels the sponged ink.  I stamped out the two large leaves ($1 stamps) and then embossed them.  I then used distress inks and water to paint them.  Fussy cut them then attached them to the card and added an oak leaf brad to finish it off as if they are pinned to the card.

Next. . .
The inside says "The Dangers of Hexing While Flying".  LOL  The image is by Northwoods Stamps and is colored with my colored pencils and oms.  I added the spell book to make it go more with the sentiment inside.  I found the clip art and cut the book out adding the "spells" by hand.  The background paper is from a DCWV stack.

Last card. . .
I've always wanted to try this shadow technique.  I stamped the first image in Distress Ink Walnut Stain and waited for it to dry.  I then stamped the same image on top of it slightly to the left of the original image in Versamark.  I then embossed the image with white ep.  I love the look and it was really simple to do.  Quick card for a quick need anytime.  The image is by Inque. 

Pic of the Week
Another post has come to an end.  It's been fun visiting with you!  You are welcome here anytime.  I'll try to have some apple cider and Krispy Kreme pumpkin spice donuts for the next time you visit.

Hope you are all well and safe!



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


Patti J said...

Three very different cards! Hard to choose a favorite. Love the witch in the tree - looks like something I could do (actually rear-ended my neighbor a few weeks ago). I adore your H.M. cards - you color them so beautifully! Those wee critters look like they are just flying right off the page! And that Thank You card is so elegant! The 'cute as a bug' pic of the week is just perfect for fall. So happy you are back among the bloggers!!!

Jackie said...

Those are fabulous! You and those little House Mouses/Mice, you do such a great job with them. Great tip about te pencils resisting the sponged ink - I will have to remember that one.
love the Hexing While Driving - too cute! The look on the last card is beautiful, so calming and serene.

One last thing...I'd like to request Dunkin' Donuts instead of Krispy Kreme, if I may :-)

Myrna said...

My favorite time of the year; fall.
Your HM card is totally gorgeous. Those faces just crack me up everytime.
That's the way I feel sometimes. Totally gobsmacked by a telephone pole and I am not even conjuring up a spell. lol
Lastly the stamp you used on this card is such a favorite of mine everytime I see it being used. I suppose I should get one.
Pic of the week is perfect for fall. Wonder if that wee bug knows it is going to get darn cold soon?
Love having you back.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Hexing and flying! Hilarious! My kind of humor for sure! Love it! Great stamping technique, the flower stamp is gorgeous! Your pups look like they are ready for fall! Have a great week! Carri~Abusybee

Diane said...

First I have to say "thank you" for getting me the info for Nellie, but since she started those meds I can't now take her off them....but her seizures were very often, and bad, but it was worth reading anywho, I am game for anything for her!!
Now I have to say I LOVE those little "fall" mousers....and that witch just cracks me up, and the sentiment is so it!! The last card is elegant and classy....another technique I might give a try to!!
Love the fall pic of "the boys"...give them a big ole' hug for me!!!

Ted said...

I've missed visiting your blog, Curt! :) That witch card is HILARIOUS! Love it! And those mice using leaves as planes? Wonderful coloring! Praying you all have a safe autumn.

ursula Uphof said...

Thanks Curt, will try the doughnuts all new to me. Just love your cards again, those little mice are to cute and love how you did the leaves. Have a good week enjoy the last days of your summer and take care. Hugs, Ursula

Leigh said...

G'day Curt,
Your favourite time of the year is coming up isn't it? Halloween. Keep well.

Anonymous said...

Cute cards Curt! And I love the new header pic - cuties both of them! The mice are so precious!! The leaves you added are a great touch! Thanks for the inspiration!

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Curt, those are 3 absolutely awesome cards!!! And, those are the happiest little mice playing among the autumn leaves... lol!

Thanks for stopping over for a visit, it always makes me smile to see you and read your wonderful comments. You are such a beautiful friend!

Great pic of the week!

downrightcrafty said...

morning hun, lovely to see you joining us again with these great cards and thank you for sharing your wonderful HM card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge
Hugs Kate x

tilly said...

Hope you are feeling a little better Curt....... love all three of these fab cards, they certainly made me smile,autumn has certainly arrived her near Manchester lol.....cuddly clothes needed now lol

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

First, LOVE the new pic of the pups! SEcond, love ALL the cards. The witch....humm....I was thinking of changing out the book for a cell phone...not texting while flying! I have the stamp for the flower and soooo want to case this beautiful card. It's a perfect man card and a sympathy card which I don't do enough of. Is that a lightening bug? Save me a donut and some cider and after my trip to the mountains for my apples, I'll save you some apple butter and apple fritters.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Love those 'meeses' to pieces! Their expressions remind me of what your expression probably looks like as you are driving to Krispy Kreme.

The witch just cracked me up ... especially the inside sentiment. That card is a real keeper.

The shadow technique is a real classic and never gets old. It would be nice for any occasion, even sympathy.

So, now that I know you live near a Krispy Kreme, all the more reason for me to come to vacation at your home. Just watch for the u-haul behind a black Mazda (if I'm coming for a couple of months, well a girl needs her things).

Glittered Paws said...

Love all 3 of your cards - especially the witch - and I am going to try the last card you did - how elegant it is and "seems to be" an easy enough technique for me to try!!! Great job this week and as always love your pic of the week. I can't believe this is the last week of summer - we had a fairly mild summer this year and hate to see it end.

*Vicki* said...

AWW! Curt, you know that I absolutely ADORE your House Mouse design! Gorgeous Fall colors and love the leaf accents too!! That witch design is just too stinkin' funny!! Love your makes this week and hope you feel better my friend! HUGS :)

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful cards!!!Love your house mice!Your witch is awesome!!!The flowers are Beautiful!!!Nice to know you are on the run again,I'll be there soon.Have a Blessed Week!!!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous cards Curt :-) all of them are brilliant as always ! I LOVE the meeces,,, such a cute image and your colouring is stunning ! love the extra added leaves too,,,, perfect :-)
now the witch ,,, I almost choked on me glass of sparkly and spluttered wine all over my screen !! she is so funny !! hahaha :-)
and I love the silhouette one too ,,, the CAS design is perfect !

Hope all is well with you and thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too :-)

luv ya
Lols x x x

Sonja said...

ok so mt post did not take AARRGGHHH I was here... love it all... not happy about my comment being wisked away...

lisa808 said...

Your first card is adorable. Love the HM stamps and the two added leaves are perfect. $1 stamps can be great investments!

Your Halloween card is too funny. That image is hilarious.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh they are all fabulous! Love the house mouse image and the little witch is too funny.

Mary said...

Wonderful cards as always! Hope all is going well with your little family too!

Sue from Oregon said...

Another group of fantastic cards Curt! Of course I love your HM how you did the sky too! The witchy is just darned cute-with the fun saying and all. Your krafty is card is lovely as well! Looks like the boys are ready for fall!

Linda said...

Great cards Curt! We had wind like the first card tonight.
I just love Fall!
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Sheetal said...

Awesome cards.Thanks for sharing them with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges this week.

Gail said...

Hahahaha, 'Hexing while flying'!
Love it!
The HM card is your coloring!
I'm going to try the technique you did on the last one!
Oh Yeah, I'm coming with Bonnie!

Sue said...

So good to see you back stamping. Love all three cards. Of course those cute little mice breezing along with the leaves is fantastic. Love how you colored it. The witch is hilarious. Love the sentiment too, so funny. And the elegant thank you is so simply beautiful. Such a nice group of cards. Take care.

Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge, so good to see you there.


Krissy said...

Great cards, as always! I'm just starting to get into House Mouse since Stampendous is carrying them now. They're so stinking cute! LOVE your shadow card - so beautiful!
Hope all is well with you! Save me a donut!


Gina Wrona said...

Your Wednesday posts ALWAYS make "hump day" so much more fun to look forward to. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us each week!


Sharli Schaitberger said...

Hi Curt! Great cards - I laughed out loud at the hexing while flying sentiment -that's perfect for today's world!! Your mice are so stinkin' cute!! Hugs!

Sharon Madson said...

Stopping by to say congratulations on being SCS Featured Stamper of the week! Your cards are wonderful and so is your photography! :). Nice friendly Blog , too.

Erin Morley said...

Curt I can't pick a favourite this time. They are all adorable/stylish and stunning. Those mice are too darn cute even though I hate mice IRL. Thanks for making me smile today!

America said...

Hi Curt. Im really loving your FALL House-Mouse card with those aawesome colors and fun leaves. Gorgeous coloring - as usual. The Halloween card is too cute and so fun. That third floral card is fabulous! WOW work my friend. Love stopping by. and by the way, CONGRATULATIONS on being the Featured Stamper at today!! WAY TO GO! YOU and your great talent TOTALLY DESERVE THIS GREAT HONOR. So happy for you! :)

Anonymous said...


Christine said...

Hi Curt lovely to see you playing with us again..& what a stunner your fall creation is those Autumnal colours are super...hope your keeping well must get round to you for a good read of your blog..

Great take on the chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this wk.

smiles Christine x

cotnob said...

This is an adorable card, such a fabulous image and I love your leaf embellishments.
Thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.
Pauline GDT

Barb said...

Great Cards and Great Colors.

Thanks so much for joining us in at the {Pin}Spirational Challenge this week—Good Luck and we hope to see you in future challenges too! Barb—DT.

Melanie said...

Thanks for commenting on my card this morning, Curt! I ma loving all the gorgeous fall inspiration you are sending my way today with your terrific projects and photos! Hugs!

Beth Norman said...

I'm so behind in my blog subscriptions. Sorry I'm late with telling you how much I love your cards. I especially like the house mouse with those leaves. Awesome!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Stampendous said...

Still chuckling, Curt...flying while hexing! Great job on all your cards! Thanks so much for entering our Fall challenge! Good luck!

Daria said...

Three wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing them.