Friday, April 17, 2015

Bunny and House Mouse - Friends with Flair 4-16

 Naturally, I found this top image containing the sweet little message after I had already made my own caption

All was well, until the kitten got a little too curious.......

"Watch a cat when it enters a room for the first time. It searches and smells about, it is not quiet for a moment, it trusts nothing until it has examined and made acquaintance with everything."
                                                                                ------------Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A Personal Note:  I want to thank each of you for all the wonderful comments you have left on my blog lately.  I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all your support.....especially on my Light it Up Blue - Autism Awareness Hop project, a tribute to my daughter.  She loved the art journal page I made for her and was touched, in particular, by those comments that sent greetings and hugs to her.  

I am astounded that so many of us share this road!  (It makes me wonder if there is a creativity component to the genetics!)  I am comforted and encouraged knowing you are out there and that you understand the challenges I am experiencing.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I am way behind in replying to each of your very kind comments, but I am getting there!!!  :)

Hi, Friends......

I'm here today with a sweet little card I made with my Stampendous! - House Mouse Designs - Carrot Friend stamp I won from them a while back.  (THANKS, Stampendous!!)  I am so excited because this is my first ever House Mouse card and I think all the images are soooooo adorable!!!!

I also am linking it to this week's Unity - Friends with Flair since I used a "Thinking of You" Unity grab bag stamp.  (THANKS, Unity!!)  I stamped the image with Tsukineko - Versafine Ink onto a watercolor paper tag from Paper Smooches - Gift Tags Dies, which was also a prize.  (THANKS, PS!!!)

I watercolored my image very simply using my aquabrush and Crayola watercolor pencils.  Such a sweet image.....and so fun to paint!!!

The papers are scraps from previously made cards.  (I've been making so many of my own backgrounds, lately, that I haven't posted a "scrap" card for quite awhile!  I have missed visiting your Playground, Di!!!)

I finally discovered (maybe) how to use some flat silk flowers I found a long time ago in a thrift store.  I have layered them before, but this time I tried layering and then folding the layered stack in quarters and gluing the bunched-up bundle onto my card.  I really like how this two-toned blossom turned out!

A couple of Prima flowers with pretty centers and a length of twine finished off this cheery card.  Hope you like it!!

Ding, ding, ding.......NEW FOLLOWER INTRODUCTION TIME!!!
I am delighted to introduce Alena Tenriero of AnelA's Creations
Do you see what she did with her name there?.....Alena / AnelA's Creations.  :)  Cute, huh!  (It would never work with Janis....SinaJ....Huh???  Epic fail!! lol...)  Alena is on the Creative Crew Team for A Creative Journey with Melissa with a big emphasis on CREATIVE!!!  I got acquainted with her work on a recent hop and was so impressed with the super-clever and fun ways she used the new release items!!!  Alena, thank you so much for becoming a follower.  I appreciate your support and encouragement more than you can know!!!  This ginormous new-follower smile is what breaks out across my face when I see a new pic on my sidebar gadget!!!


Thank you to all my readers.  If you are a follower and I somehow missed getting you introduced...(or if you just want to be introduced again!!!).....please mention it when you comment.  I don't want to miss you!!!

Hope you have a lovely start to your weekend!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:  
1. Unity - Friends with Flair Link-Up
2. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #154 - Use orange (alt. Thank You)
3. House Mouse Challenge HMFMC #192 - April Showers or Anything Goes
4. Verve April 2015 Inspiration Challenge - Bunnies and Babies
5. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - In the Middle (My image is in the middle of my card.)
6. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week #172 - Use Snippets

7. Cuttin' and Stampin' Bi-Weekly Challenge #12 - Cute Critters


Heather said...

An adorable card Janis, a lovely design with beautiful colours and papers.......your image is just so cute and fabulous flowers and details!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for playing along with House Mouse & Friends Challenge.

Bananastamper said...

So cute!!! I love House Mouse too!
Happy Friday!
Shanna :)

Di said...

Oh Janis, that is such a lovely card! Gorgeous HM image and so beautifully set off with the lovely flowers!


Di xx

Beth Brovold said...

Congratulations on your first House Mouse card...beautifully done Janis...right from your sweet image to that beautiful two toned flower that you have made!!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful card with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!! Good luck and hope that you'll join us again!
Take care,

Lagene said...

Sweet card! I love the color combo!

Gina Furman said...

Your card is adorable! Love the house mouse collection too! I like the bold bright colors you used.

Brandi R said...

Such an adorable card! Precious image and fabulous papers! ♥

ionabunny said...

Oh, that's funny . if you just want to be introduced again!! LOL. Love the carrot eating rabbit. Being partial to rabbits you understand. Great card. Hugz

Patti J said...

Cute as can be! How can someone not smile when they see the House Mouse images? Thanks for sharing!

Snoopy said...

What a terrific card! That is such a sweet image and the papers and embellishments you've chosen go so well with it. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Hugs,Snoopy :D

Kim Rippere said...

Adorable stamp and great layering.


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Ruby said...

Really cute card.

Diana Soling said...

Nice job.

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Heather. You kind words made my day!!!


Janis said...

Thank you! You are the Top Banana in my book!!!


Janis said...

Thanks, Di!!! I am so glad to have a card to enter in your Playground this week!!!!


Janis said...

Thank you so much, Beth!! I appreciate you mentioning, in particular, the flower I made. :) Looking forward to House Mouse-ing with you again!!


Janis said...

Thanks so much, Lagene. Orange and green are not my usual spring card colors, but I liked them with the carrot in the image!!!


Janis said...

Thanks, Gina!!! The House Mouse-s are just too cute, aren't they! Thanks for mentioning the colors, too. I usually would be going more for pastels in a spring card, but I really liked the orange and green once I got these papers chosen.


Janis said...

Thank you for your super-sweet comment, Brandi!!!!


Janis said... did you want to be introduced again???? lol....
Thanks for visiting, Gail, and for leaving your great comment. I love it when you talk abt your sweet rabbits on your blog!!!!


Janis said...

Thank you so much, Patti, for your sweet comment!! And THANKS for becoming a follower!! I will introduce you on my next post, so be watching.......


Janis said...

Thank you, Snoopy!!! I appreciate your encouraging words so much!!!!!


Janis said...

Thank you, Kim!!!! I just love the HM stamps!!


Janis said...

Thanks, Ruby!!!! Hope you are having a wonderful start to a great weekend!!


Janis said...

Thank you so much, Diana!!!!


Cynthia said...

Very sweet!

Janis said...

Thanks, Cynthia!!!!


Sue said...

Awww, love this stamp! What great bright colors and design. Love the layers too. Lucky you winning this cute stamp! Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and sharing your card with us.


Gaylynn said...

Very sweet. Love all of the animal pics. :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Those grab bag stamps are the best! They come in handy all the time! Pretty HM card.

Sue D said...

I like how you colored this sweet image, your fun choice of papers and your creativity with the flowers.

Tenia Nelson said...

So cute!

Daniella said...

Oh My Goodness! So much to see and so much to say!
I literally LOL'ed with your captions on the pictures!
Your card is amazing! Your coloring is wonderful and the flower is beautiful!!
I am so happy you got tons of love for your art journal page! It is awesome!

Stampsnob. said...

It is sweet of the bunny to share with House Mouse , this card is sweet....Lis

D- said...

Awww what a sweet pair. Thanks for sharing your FWF card.
Crafty hugs,
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

Lilian YF said...

Came from FWF...very cute card! And that photo... =)

Crystal said...

This is super cute! I have a few of those Stampabilities mice hanging around, they are just too cute to resist!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a lovely card. The image is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Dawn Fields said...

This card is so adorable! I love what you did with the silk flowers! I also enjoyed what you posted on my blog about BBW! I used to spend all of my husband's money at BBW; now it's spent at craft stores, too! (LOL)

Donna Ellis said...

such a sweet card, Janis! Pure sweetness - love those vibrant colors, too. hugs, de

Daniella said...

Hi Janis! I am having a giveaway on my blog if you want to check it out! I also can't wait to hear what you think of my stamps! I am on pins and needles waiting to hear what you think!!
I hope you are doing AWESOME!

Stampendous said...

What an adorable card with a little snack between Mudpie and friend. Thanks so much for using House-Mouse Designs images by Stampendous!

Diane said...

Fantastic first House Mouse card Janis !! Just adorable and love the colours sweetie !!

Thanks for joining us at HMAFMC !!

Good luck sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

Indy said...

This is so cute! Love those sweet critters sharing, and the colors work so well together! So glad you were inspired to join Cuttin' and Stampin's Critters challenge!
Hugs, Debbie
Design Team