Surprise Party with Mice

I’m really happy with this year’s House Mouse Stamp of the Month (SOTM) collection, all the stamps are wonderful. In the past years I’ve usually only ordered about four of five SOTM stamps from the collection. Each month I get really excited when I get that “Your Stamps Have Shipped” email from Dick at HM Stamps.

This stamp is Surprise Party and it is the SOTM for May. I used Spring Iris, Key Lime, and Hollyhock cardstock… very springy colors (all from Close to My Heart) and Pocket Full of Posies (DCWV) designer paper… love the glitter. I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the top of the party hat and Diamond Stickles to the other areas of the party hat… you can never have too much sparkle!

Today was my first day out and about. I took Jake to the groomers… he looks so handsome. I had lunch with my sister at Red Robin’s… I got totally sick afterwards (I’ll save you all from the gory details (wink)). I wasn’t sure if the sickness was from the food or from my surgery! Tonight I’m pretty exhausted but I did want to get this card posted before going to bed. Enjoy and thanks for reading ~ Jovi

Stamps: Surprise Party (House Mouse) ~ Ink: Noir (Palette) ~ Paper: Spring Iris (CTMH), Key Lime (CTMH), Hollyhock (CTMH), White (Papertrey Ink), Pocket Full of Posies (DCWV Patterned) ~ Other: Key Lime Organdy (CTMH), Frosted Lace Stickles, Diamond Stickles, Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol


  1. My Gosh!! this is just the Cutest!! I love the colors and your coloring...and your stamp is Fabulous!!

  2. Jovi,
    Feel better soon. You've really been through a lot this past week! you've made my NEW favorite Jovi HM card. This is WONDERFUL! Perfectly delightful!

    Jennifer :)

  3. Wow that is awesome! I just made my cards for the HM SOTM swap I am in and it doesn't even come close. And I thought mine was pretty good LOL! Your coloring is so perfect :)

  4. Oh Jovi! He's adorable! Love the colors you used!!!
    I like the new look on your blog,very very nice!!!!

  5. Love the new look of your blog.

    You will find that there are certain foods that you will not be able to eat or when you do eat them...very unpleasant things afterwards.

    I cant eat fried foods and spicy foods anymore...or I suffer


  6. What a fabulous coloration and card !

    I´ve the stamp too but until now, I have not used it .
    Where is my inkpad .....

  7. This is so much fun, Jovi! LOVE how you've colored these cuties! I've nominated your blog to receive the Arte y Pico Award for your creativity and artistic contributions to the blogging community! I hope you'll pass it along to five other blogging artists who inspire you!