Monday, August 27, 2012

HMFMC - #127 Back To School/At The Office

Good Monday Morning Everyone.  Today is my last day as a Guest Designer for August over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  I was lucky enough to have joined the regular design team for two months in a row.  I truly enjoyed this honor for these past two months.  This week we were asked to use a "back to school" or "at the office" theme for our cards.

As you can see I went with Back To School theme using a House Mouse stamp titled "Taking Notes".  I colored it with Copic markers and added "rub on" alphabet letters on the notebook page. I used my wavy paper trimmer for the edges of the image piece and matted it with Basic Black card stock.   I took a copy of my little 6 inch ruler and then reduced that for an added embellishment.  The letters were stamped with an old SU alphabet set then punched out with a circle punch and matted with all different colored 1/2 circles.  I punched out two different pieces of card stock with the EK success zig zag punch and put them together.  A few gold stars were my finishing touches.  I had a lot of fun making this card for this challenge.  Hope you all join us for this challenge.   We'll be looking forward to see what everyone comes up with.  Enjoy your day and thank you so much for stopping by.


  1. Donna, your little mousie looks as though he's diligently concentrating on his note taking for school. SUCH a SWEET card, layout, coloring and design! Perfect for the theme.


  2. This is adorable, Donna! The image is so cute and you designed a great card around it!

  3. Very sweet card and love the idea of what you did with the ruler, talk about creative! Thank you for the heads up, too, on the HM challenge :-)

  4. What concentration this little mouse has! Wonderful card, and it was so much fun having you creating alongside all of us for July and August. This is a perfect card for the challenge too. Tonight is round 2 of dog school, she did well the first week, she is getting better at behaving, still has her moments. She is so precious when she is sleeping, ha ha.....

    Thinking of you and your husband and keeping you in my prayers.


  5. Another cutie patootie card, Donna! I will really have to put on my thinking cap to come up with a back to school to top this one!

  6. Another wonderful creation hun, this image is so cute. You've done some fabulous creations for the team.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey Hugs
    Tracy x

  7. Hi Donna its been lovely to have you as a GDT for these last 2 months, this cute mouse just so sweet great colours & design..

    Thanks you so much for your wonderful HM contributions as a GDT to our challs..

    smiles Christine x

  8. FUN image and a cute card Donna! Love the addition of the ruler on here too. So fun and creative!

  9. Oh, I really need that stamp, Donna! Of course I didn't know that until I saw your fabulous card. :-D Love the ruler and the way you did the "School Days" sentiment. Delightful.

  10. Sweet and fun image, just love it to pieces. Hugs

  11. You've added so many adorable elements to this card, and I just love it all! The little alphabet stickers are just perfect, and I love how you criss-crossed those zig-zag punched elements! And then there's that incredible ruler!! How incredibly creative to come up with that idea! Great job with this one - it's just adorable!

  12. Donna, you have added so many fun school type details to your creation! Gotta love this image too...perfect for lots of occasions! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

  13. such a darling and a gorgeous card, it has been lovely working with you as a GDT hope to see more of your lovely work on the challenges
    Hugs Kate xx

  14. Fabulous card!
    Love that cute image, It's been great working with you as GDT
    Hugs Shaz x

  15. Wonderful card, such a darling image.
    Thanks for joining us as a GDT, Donna.
    hugs Dorte

  16. Hi Donna, glad you're here with us!!! Such an adorable card, I love your design and colour, brilliant colouring and details.

    Heather xx

  17. Gorgeous card Donna :-) one of my fave stamps, so versatile and can use it for practically any occasion :-)
    it has been lovely having you along with us

    Lols x x x

  18. Cute card, Donna! Love all the embellies & how clever of you to use your own ruler. :)
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I've missed you.
    Happy Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~

  19. This is just the sweetest card! I realy should treat myself to some house mouse stamps, sooooo cute! Hoping you're having a great week, Julie.x

  20. ah Donna am such a sucker for House mouse yet why do I not use the ones I have?? love Shaz in oz.x

  21. Hi Donna, what a lovely card and thanks for the inspiration. Thanks also for your lovley comment on my blog.
    Hugs Claudia


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