Monday, November 18, 2013

HMFMC #158 My Favorite Things

Good Monday Morning to all my blogger friends out there. I have an announcement I'd like to share with you today.  This is my first Monday as a member of the design team for
This is such a honor for me to be on a design team working with such a nice group of people as well as working with stamps/images that I dearly love.  This week our theme was picked by our Teamie, Sue Kment.

This challenge is inspired by the song My Favorite Things!

You can read the lyrics below and use them for your inspiration

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad
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Here is my card for today.  

 I went with the song line Raindrop on Roses hoping that Poppies are close enough.
This image is titled Special Delivery by Stampabilities and I colored it with Copics.  I sponged some very light (maybe too light) blue along the top for my sky and added Liquid Pearls for the raindrops. The sentiment is also by Stampabilities.  The designer paper is retired SU! and flower was made up with  MB dies with a yellow brad.  My last step was to add some silver dimensional stickers by Jolee.  I had a so much fun making this card.   

Please stop by House Mouse & Friends to see what all the design team members have to offer you in the way of inspiration.     Thanks for taking a peek here today and I wish you all a fabulous Monday.  


  1. Oh my Donna, how simply adorable is this! I just love that sentiment!

  2. Congratulations my friend, I'm sure you're going to be a true asset to the HM DT! Way to kick off your spotlight with such an adorable card! I love those mice in the mailbox, and your card is such a great take on the challenge too! Looking forward to more sweet mousie cards from you in the future :) {happy dancin' for you}

  3. A HUGE congrats to you, Donna. I know you'll be an asset to the HM team and you'll have a lot of fun, for sure.
    Your card is just so adorable and fits the challenge so well. What a perfect sentiment, too.

  4. Congrats on your new DT post, Donna! How fun! Your card is adorable! Love the image and sentiment!

  5. Gorgeous card Donna and a great debut !! The image is super cute and the raindrops on poppies is a fabulous interpretation of the song :-)

    Welcome to the team ! It is lovely to have you along with us :-)

    Lols x x x

  6. Lovely image with such a perfect sentiment, Donna. Welcome to the HM team, I'm so glad you said yes to join in with us,
    hugs Dorte

  7. Huge congrats Donna. I love this super HM image and you've coloured it wonderfully xx

  8. Hi Donna,
    Just had to visit to say HUGE congrats on your new DT post at House Mouse, hope you have lots of fun and I'm looking forward to admiring all your creations!! Loving this card, red and black always looks so striking and the cute image is set off perfectly!! Love Jacky x

  9. Hi Donna! Congratulations on your Design Team appointment!! You are so talented and I can't wait to see your creations for the team. Your card is so very cute!!

  10. This is a fabulous card Donna, I love your image with the glossy raindrops and brilliant sentiment.
    I'm so happy to be part of this wonderful team with you.

  11. Well, my friend, you started out BIG, this is a large stamp and you have done it proud. Love the colors and that sentiment is wonderful. So happy to have you creating along with us, this is going to be fun.


  12. Congratulations on your new DT assignment. They picked a good team mate. I love, love this stamp design. And your coloring is awesome, and yes, the blue sky showed fine on my monitor. I was awed by your liquid pearl raindrops too. You've got a dab hand with that stuff. Mine would _Never_ have done that kind of look...they always blob for me(is why you don't see it used much on my cards!). This is just as cute & adorable as can be, and I think you met the theme just perfect. Looked like a rose to me. We have grown some that looked like that too! TFS & Hugs

  13. Congratulations on the DT!
    Wonderful card!

  14. A fabulous card Donna, this is one of my first and favourite image - a great design and colour scheme - lovely colouring!!

    Welcome to out little Mouse hole - enjoy !!!
    Heather xx

  15. great to have you with us my friend, and a super first creation too
    Hugs Kate xx

  16. Welcome aboard Donna, so pleased your with us, This is so pretty, I love the image you’ve used.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Donna, BIG CONGRATS!!!! So excited for you on your new DT and you're going to be great! I just love all your cards - including the House Mouse ones!
    This card is no exception either! Precious!!!! What an adorable image and it's framed out perfect. Love it!!!!
    Sorry I haven't been around - computer has been in the shop for a few days!

  18. So proud of you! Congratulations on being invited to join the Design Team. Love your card.

  19. Yay for you and them Donna - HM&F is the perfect place for you! Your card is precious and sweet! Hugz - congratulatory ones!

  20. Congratulations, Donna! You always work so well with House Mouse and I love everything you do with those stamps! Great job selecting a line from the song and matching a stamp to it. :-D Love the design.

  21. Welcome, welcome Donna! So happy to have yu in our Mousey Family. This card is gorgeous. Loving the corners and elegant simplicity.


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