New Challenge Blog

It’s been awhile since I posted a House Mouse card. For this card I used the image Tin Can Showers, which was the Stamp of the Month for July… I’ve probably had it on my desk since June.

I keep an acrylic frame on my desk and as new stamps arrive in the mail or that I purchase locally, I add them to the container (acrylic frame) standing on their sides (to fit more). I try to pick stamps from the container when I make a card, to make sure they actually get used, but sometimes that doesn’t work out too great. When my container gets overfilled I put the entire batch of stamps in the cabinet. Somehow I accumulate more stamps and my little frame gets overfilled once again… It’s a vicious cycle (wink)!

I have some exciting news for us House Mouse addicts & challenge junkies… Emma of Sassy Crafts has started a challenge blog, House Mouse & Friends… friends being Gruffies and Happy Hoppers. Now that she has her Challenge Design Team (CDT) assembled the first challenge will be posted Monday August 18th.

I would have loved to apply to be part of her CDT, I did give it some serious thought… but in the end I decided not to apply since I have a bunch of other commitments at this time. I’m excited to see that some of the ladies that she did picked are from the Best of House Mouse Yahoo Group… yippee! I’m looking forward to playing along in as many House Mouse Challenges that I can.

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Stamps: Tin Can Showers (House Mouse) ~ Ink: Noir (Palette) ~ Paper: White (Papertrey), Walnut (Bazzill), Retro Prints Stack (DCWV) ~ Other: Twill Ribbon (CTMH), Brown Gingham Ribbon (Offray), Pop Dots, Stardust Gelly Pen (Sakura), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol


  1. Jovi, great card! I too am on a mission to use uninked stamps...some years old by now LOL! It is just too hard to resist new stamps isn't it! I can't wait to see the new House Mouse and Friends first challenge! I see several of the DT are from our yahoo cool is that?!

  2. This card is so adorable. I have this stamp on my wish x

  3. Awwww!!! So cute Jovi!!!All those House Mouse are adorable!
    And you make them look oh so special with your beautiful coloring!

  4. Jovi, I love this card. I hadn't seen this new stamp (or maybe I was just overwhelmed with all of the new housemouse stamps.) Regardless, your card is darling!

    Thanks for the news about the new challenge site. I hadn't heard about it. That would have been a fun DT to apply to. I'll be sure to check out their challenges.

  5. Your card is wonderful. I love the blue and brown color combination. The House Mouse stamp that you used is adorable. You always do such a great job coloring these little critters. I would try one of the challneges but I do not have any of the house Mouse stamps.


  6. Oh this is just adorable - I love House Mouse but can never decide what to buy - there are so many that I love