Saturday, December 4, 2010

Exciting start to the day

It's Saturday morning and I am awake bright and early.  Not cause I want to be but because there was a mouse in my bedroom.  I was awakened at 3:48 a.m. to a noise of cords moving behind my night stand.  I turned on the light and saw the little sucker run out.  Thank God for husbands who keep calm and will catch the critter.  My kitty, Angel, must have already had enough of mouse chasing cause it didn't interest her much.  My wonderful protective whippets got scared when I screamed and left the room.  Through the drama my husband stood by my side with his gloves on ready to capture our new resident.  After an hour or so of mouse hunting in the bedroom and bathroom, my gloved hero grabbed the mouse and released him back into the woods.  Terry got right back into bed but oh not me.  My mind is thinking where there is one there are two ... I think I hear another one ... what if there are babies ... oh no we might have a house full of mice.  So I decided to blog ...

This card is for my niece.  Unfortunately, her little town of Thomson, GA, is having a rough week.  One of her good friends, 17 years old, was tragically killed in a car accident this week. 


Stamps:  With All My Heart
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Ink:  Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Victorian embossing folder, mat pack, scalloped border punch, five petal flower punch, word window punch, rhinestones
All products are SU unless otherwise noted.

  • I stamped the medallion and then used the five flower punch.  The edges were sponged to give it depth.
  • This is a CASE from the November 2007 Paper Crafts magazine by M. Robson.
  • I changed the colors, embossing, flowers, sentiment and added bling.
Sometimes looking through online sites or magazines and semi-CASEing a card helps return the mojo of stamping.  I have done so many Christmas cards, I needed some inspiration to get the creative bug working again.

Have a great day,
Pam~

11 comments:

Mary Fish said...

what a gorgeous card . . . lovely texture. Love the trio of flowers :) Hugs, M

Watch out for the baby mice . . .

Karen Howard said...

Wow, sounds like a lot of excitement for a Saturday morning! Your card is beautiful after all that. Hugs, Karen

Joannna Munster said...

beautiful card! Hope there are no more critters around! Prayers for your niece too.

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh my gosh...what a crazy story! I would have been up too...hope you got a cat-nap! LOL (I could not resist) Anyway, I love the card, too!

Ann Schach said...

Great story! It reminds of when the gerbil got loose in the house years ago. Not knowing that the gerbil had skipped town, I spotted this "creature" in the bathroom between the vanity and the wall. I was poised, broomstick in hand, to kill the "rat". Imagine my surprise, when Harriet the Gerbil waddled out! I am sure that your niece will find your card supportive. As a high school teacher for 34 years, I have encountered several tragedies. It will be a difficult time for all of those involved. Your niece and her friends will be in my thoughts and prayers...

KER said...

lol...mice don't phase me...i raised rats and my daughter has snakes so...but that story made me smile...sorry to hear of the death of your niece's friend...so young...the card is lovely...the colors are wonderful together...i'm sure she will appreciate it

Laura VanVleet said...

I love this card! My favorite color combo! Love those flowers! Cool!

Patty said...

Sounds like you had an eventful morning and blogging is better than catching a mouse...LOL!

Your card is just perfect; I love your embossed background and color combo, so very pretty.

So sorry to hear about the recent death of your niece's friend.

Donna Heber said...

Pam,

I'm so sorry to hear about the tragic event of your niece's friend. She will appreciate this card which is very pretty with those flowers.

I hope your husband has caught the mouse!

Rhonda Langley said...

How sad for your niece. What a lovely card you made for her.

Hopefully your mouse was a bachelor!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is wonderful. It will so help your niece. Loved your mouse story... so funny. I fear mice and would of screamed too!!! My cats would of loved to of been there for you in your time of need. Hugs,