Tuesday, February 24, 2009

House Mouse #26, Something for Mom

This week's House Mouse Challenge is to make something for a mother. It doesn't have to be for our own mom, it can be for a friend, aunt, daughter, neighbour, anyone who's a mom. I went straight to this stamp, because it reminded me of our little family when I was growing up. Before my mom married my step-dad (whom I called Daddy), there was some major penny pinching, and she came up with some pretty, uh...unusual meals. :) I've even done that a few times since we've been on our own in the last six years. Got a respectful request from my kids to "Please don't make that again". hee hee! This image is called "I Don't Do Bugs". Stamped with Stazon and colored with Prismas. Layered with different DP from My Mind's Eye. Sponged around the circle and added Stickles to the centers. Flowers in lower corner are made with MS hydrangea punch, sponged, curled and Stickled in the middle. Mom is from Kitchen Sink set. Lower sentiment I did as a rub-on from my computer. Oh, I thought the scrapping sketch on Papercraft Planet was cute, so followed that and made a card.

Stamps: House Mouse I Don't Do Bugs, Kitchensink Stamps.
Paper: My Minds Eye DP, The Paper Studio CS.
Ink: Stazon.
Accessories: Computer, MS hydrangea punch, Stickles, outline sticker.

19 comments:

Rathke's family said...

I love your card! I would love to recieve a card like yours.
BTW, thank you for your comment.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So sweet! Wonderful coloring, great hm image!Very sweet card.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Awwww, Nancy, this is adorable! I love the image you chose and your layout is great! Great job coloring, too! I love this card.

Shary said...

Great image and beautifully coloured. Great sentiment too.

Carolyn Bounds said...

I know those meals you are speaking of...it is like cabinet/refrigerator pot luck...and you were lucky if it was edible. Hahaha!!! I still do it myself from time-to-time;o)

Your card is adorable!!! I must find that stamp to make a card for my mother. It is absolutely perfect, and your impeccable coloring really brings it to life!!! How I adore this card!!!! Too precious:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Rica said...

Fabulous card, gorgeous image and brilliantly coloured. I think most mums remember those 'unusual' meals (lol)
hugs Heather xx

America said...

This is beautiful!!!! I love the I dont do Bugs image sooo much. And and your coloring rocks. All so sweet. TFS

Jane Wetzel said...

Pefect!! great card for a mom! Love the coloring!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Psst...I left you a little something on my blog:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Beautiful, and the stamp with the is too cute. Must have been fun to color

6 wacky women said...

So beautiful, Nancy.
I just love how you color with your Prismas, fabulous!
This is such an awesome card for a Mom.

Karen x

Denise said...

This card is so adorable. Love the stamped image, and your coloring is awesome.
Aloha~

jami {sgtStamper} said...

I just love how you have that circle and the Mom perched on the top panel. And that little cluster of flowers is so cute. What a fabulous card all around!!

Carmen O. said...

Fabulous card! I love how you layered all the paper and the image is the cutest. Love the story behind this card!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh how sweet!! I know that your mom will love this one!! :) I think that image is just darling!! Nice coloring GF!! :)

Wendy said...

Your card is so beautiful. It just looks so soft and relaxing. I'm sure your mom will love it (and who doesn't get a little "creative" in the kitchen now and then?)

Shirley said...

How very beautiful and pretty too! I love the little flowers on the bottom right! Also that bird and mice are just the cutest!

Janice W. said...

That stamp is adorable and you did a beautiful job coloring it!! Too, too cute!

ant me. said...

I LOVE your layout!! this card is beautiful!

Patti