Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sometimes, it's okay to have a mouse in the house

When it's a House Mouse stamp, that is. I got some time to create this weekend. I'm trying hard to build up my stash of cards for soldiers that they can use to write home. With the weekly letter writing, my stash has gotten extraordinarily low. I didn't have any motivation to color, so I used some images that I had colored months ago, and came up with these cards:
 I have long been a fan of House Mouse images, and their cute counterparts Happy Hoppers (bunnies) and Gruffies (bears). They're just too cute, as well as fun to color.
I got this little guy with his inkwell and pen on ebay. Even though it's one of the more simple of the HM stamps I own, it's also one of my favorites. I love how you can put a sentiment up near his pen tip and make it look like he's written it. It also makes for a sweet card every time, with minimal time needed for coloring if you are in a hurry.
I also love the images with fruit, for some reason, especially when their little tummies are all fat. It just cracks me up.

As always, thanks for taking a peek at my blog! Have a wonderful week. I've got a busy one coming up this week, but maybe I'll find more time to create in there somewhere.


Sara I. said...

Wow, Gina - these are absolutely amazing -the papers, the designs and fabulous little embellies - amazing! xx

Larisa said...

very nice cards!!! Love these House Mouse images!

Kim Kelley said...

OMG Gina these are sooo cute. Wonderful coloring and layouts! HUGS

Sheree said...

All three cards are fabulous Gina!! I just love all of the little critters and your colouring is perfect for each layout!
Well done!