Saturday, August 22, 2009

Starting School House Mouse

I used to LOVE going to school and the start of the school year was always a celebration. In a few weeks one of my god daughters will start Kindergarten. It's a big day for all of us as she's the oldest of 3 children. I wanted to play in the Back to School challenges out there but don't have any 'true school' stamps. I got a bit creative and made this card to symbolize how my sweet girl is about to 'fly' into a new adventure. (Please see the Ins and Outs for links to the challenge websites and feel free to join in the fun).
Sketch Inspiration ~ Sketch & Stash #17 Use the sketch and something new from your stash. I just got this GREAT Basic Grey paper stack last week. So excited to cut it up!

Double Dutch Challenge #24 ~ True Colours Brown, Cream, Pink

Inspiration House Mouse & Friends #49 ~ Back to School TCP Tuesday ~ Back to School Belli Challenge #72 ~ Water Based Markers 365 Cards Day 172 ~ ABC’s & 123’s The hardest challenge was the coloring! I've become very dependent on my COPICS and it felt weird to hold mu SU markers again.
My Creation
Image Detail Inside
INS AND OUTS ~ Starting School House Mouse Challenges: Sketch & Stash #17 Basic Grey #2 ~ Color Challenge Double Dutch Challenge #24 ~ True Colours House Mouse & Friends #49 ~ Back to School TCP Tuesday ~ Back to School Belli Challenge #72 ~ Water Based Markers 365 Cards Day 172 ~ ABC’s & 123’s Stamps: House Mouse Maxwell’s Pet (Stampabilities) Paper: DCWV, Neenah Solar White, Basic Grey Sugared Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Write Markers (Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom, Regal Rose, Pink Passion), Distressed Tea Dye (Ranger) Accessories: Pop Up Dots, Misc Flower, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Alpha Stickers


  1. How very sweet for the beginning of her school career! What a neat memory to keep. I'm a kindergarten teacher/counselor and have been a part of that first day excitement for 28 years. It never ceases to amaze me! Give her my best!

  2. What a great card for the first day of school. Your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for playing with us over at the belli challenge blog! Hope to see you play with us again soon.

  3. What pretty papers and I love the House Mouse image, so cute!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
    Love Becky xx

  4. Beautiful card, great papers and an adorable image.
    Thank you for joining in the sketch and stash this time.
    Cathy xx

  5. So sweet, and so beautifully colored! thanks for joining in on the Belli!

  6. Gorgeous card, such a cute image :-)


  7. What a gorgeous card Cat, I just love the colour combo on this.
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch & Stash.

  8. gorgeous card and a great colour combo thanks for joining in the fun at sketch and stash hugs Jill xx

  9. This card is precious, inside AND out :)

  10. Great back to school card. I can totally relate to how hard this coloring challenge was! Thanks for playing along with the Belli Challenge - you did a great job coloring your little mouse!

  11. Very sweet card. I really like the layout. I bet your God-daughter will love it! Keep on stampin' on!

  12. This is just the cutest card... Love the little house mouse image. Your coloring is beautiful... Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge... :o)

  13. You certainly rocked the coloring challenge! Great job, very cute card! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!


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