Monday, June 4, 2007

Take Two of These, And...


You know the rest! I'm on a roll with the House Mouse stamps! I have a couple more to go, and then I'm going to offer a House Mouse image swap. Several of you said that you had some of these stamps, and I thought that we could "share the love", and trade some images, since there are so many of them. Let me know if you're interested, and once I've made cards with the other two, you can just check my House Mouse label on my side bar to see which images I have.

Now for the card... I was trying to expand my "layout" horizons with this. That is the hardest part for me. I know that there are plenty of wonderful sketches out there (ie., Beate, Amy, SCS), but I like to have cards that are "just mine" once in a while! I've been trying to submit more cards, and I can't do that if I've CASED a layout. KWIM???

Anywho, I used some yummy Crate Paper for this, and took colors from those papers. I used my Giga and Mega punches for the card corner accents, trying to take advantage of more papers. For the main image photo corner, I cut two 1in squares, folded them in half, and trimmed off the corners. (I know that AmyR did a tutorial on photo corners, but I didn't read it, so this may be old information to you!) Lastly, I added my super yummy May Arts ribbon, that I got from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. (You've got to check out Lindsey's store - AWESOME service!)

Happy Monday, and I'll be back soon!

xox,
k

Fine Print...
PP - Crate Paper; CS - Ruby, WW; Stamps - Papertrey, House Mouse; Prismacolor Pencils; Brads; May Arts Ribbon; White Gel Pen; Marvy Punches; Ink - Palette Noir, Ruby, Perfect Plum

18 comments:

  1. What an awesome card! Love how you colored the image and also love the circle added behind the image. This will now be a sketch for me to try!

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  2. Awwww, this is so cute!!! Isn't it amazing how someone can create a cartoon version of a mouse, and we all think it is so cute. Then the real thing comes along...and they aren't too cute anymore!! :-)

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  3. Love it! The layout is awesome!

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  4. Very cute! Those little mice are just adorable! Love your coloring and paper choice you used!

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  5. Your layout is wonderful, Kirsten...as well as your coloring of that adorable image! Love the papers as well.

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  6. Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy)June 4, 2007 at 3:44 PM

    So adorable~~ I have a ton of HM images I've received from other people & I've barely used any ~~ I'm usually at a loss for a layout as well ~~ they're so.....big!!

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  7. I don't know if you've been working on your layouts for a while, or what. Because I've been taking particular note of them lately. This is another great layout. And I love the colors too. Great card.

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  8. Adorable!! Great coloring!!

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  9. Ohhhh, I love this card. Fantastic job, Kirsten.

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  10. This is a darling card! Absolutely love it - don't have any of these stamps though:-(

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  11. what a lovely card!!!!
    so cute and so beuatiful!!!!!


    marja

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  12. I'd love to do the house mouse image swap. I have quite a few, but not the one you just featured. Would love to have those images.

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  13. Alright, girl, you are about wearing me down on these house mouse stamps! I am about ready to go and buy some myself. Are they hard to color. You make it look easy, but will I be able to make them look as good as you do, that is the question! You are on fire! Your cards are outstanding!

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  14. Another adorable House Mouse card! Super, super cute! I'll bet I've got some House Mouse images I could send you. I'd love to see what you do with them. That would be so fun! I'm off to check your list!

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  15. Love your coloring, the papers you choose and your adorable doodle border. Wonderful card!

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  16. Lindsey (jacksonbelle)June 7, 2007 at 1:50 AM

    This card is SOOO CUTE!!!! I love the colors, paper, coloring..looks fantastic!! :)

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  17. Love your coloring Job...What do you use to color????

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