Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hoppy Birthday!

This week House Mouse and Friends is celebrating their 3rd birthday! Hooray!  To celebrate, they are having a birthday blog hop featuring all of the members on their design team old and new.  Their creations are truly spectacular!  And the DT member are giving away loads of delicious candy!! If you haven't seen it you should check it out. House mouse stamps were some of my first rubber stamps when I started crafting a few years ago and they are still some of my favorite stamps, so I am happy to join in the celebration. I decided to use "Party Hoppers" for my card--after all, what's a birthday celebration without party hats? (when I first showed the stamp to my husband he said it should be called "Party Poopers" because the bunny on the left looks annoyed about being forced to wear a hat. I think my husband is bit of a party pooper--now I can't look at the stamp the same way! Oh well, there's one at every party, isn't there?)


The papers and ribbon are all from my stash.  I went with really bright colors--I may have over done it a bit, but birthdays are a time of indulgence, right?  I used stickles and dollar store glitter glue on the hats and the sentiment.  The picture doesn't quite capture how sparkly they are.


This one doesn't either.  But it does give you a little peek at the inside.  (And perhaps the rabbit on the left looks a little more cheerful from this angle?)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
House Mouse and Friends--"Birthday Celebration"
Papertake Weekly--"Creature Comforts"
Truly Scrumptious--"Clean and Simple" (The colors are a bit bright, but the layout is simple and uncomplicated.)

10 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Erin...I do love this card...the fun, bright colors and the wonderful coloring! Awesome! Thanks so much for popping and joining us for our 3rd birthday blog hop at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! (love all your great PB cards too!) ♥ Sue Kment

Sue said...

Hi Erin, what a fun birthday card, these little bunnies look like they have already started to celebrate! Wonderful coloring and I love the colors you chose. Background paper is perfect. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and Blog Hop.

Hugs
Sue

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! Look at these cute little critters having a fun birthday party! :) Your coloring is brilliant and love the touches of sparkle on it too!! Just gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for helping to celebrate our 3rd birthday with us at House Mouse & Friends! Good luck to you!! I hope you will join us again! HUGS - Vicki HM&F designer

Katina said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Erin; love that image! Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! x

America said...

WOW!!! gorgeous coloring, fab sparkle! An adorable image and creation!!! FUN B-DAY take. Thank you for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge to help us celebrate our 3rd birthday GOOD LUCK!! Hope to see you again next time♥

Christine said...

Wow this is one awesome HM party creation..love the gorgeous image stunning colouring great take on the B/day chall. love the bright colourful colour combo..

thanks for sharing on our 3rd B/day celebration at HM & friends blog hop chall..good luck in the draws.

smiles Christine x

Tracy said...

Thank you for joining House Mouse challenge and hop. This is so cute.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
House Mouse GD for September

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Erin :-)such a cute image, perfect for our birthday party ! :-) Fabulous colouring and design too ,, LOVE it :-)

You might like to pop by my blog ,,, there is a surprise for you ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a supercute card. Adorable mice. Thank you for joining us at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight. Hope to see you in our next challenge.
Hugs, Anja

salma said...

This card sure is a beauty with beautiful layers and elements!!Fabulous coloring and designs too....:}
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