Saturday, June 1, 2013

A Happy Mousy Day

What is it with mice?   In cartoons and crafting, they are so cute and adorable.   But in real life, they freak us out...LOL.  OMG, I remember when I was living on my own in my early 20's, I rented a little cottage-like place.   One day, I spotted a tiny mouse in the kitchen.   I flipped out, thinking 'AHHHHH, WHOA, gotta catch that sucker.'   So I bought a mouse trap and set it up that evening.  In the middle of the night I heard a loud SNAP.  Whoa, I caught it but didn't dare get close to it even though it was a "goner."  Luckily, my hubby (boyfriend then) came over the next day and got rid of it for me.  True love...hee-hee.    He asked,  "What kind of bait did you use?   I replied, "Cheese" and he laughed.  I asked, "What's so funny?"   He laughingly asked, "Why did you use cheese?"   I answered, "Because that's what I learned from watching cartoons."   Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.  Good one.  

Can you see the little mice on this image?  You may have to zoom in to see the "cute" little creatures.


Fun items used for this card:
Image from Penny Black - "Make a Wish" set
DP by Imaginisce from Island Scrapbooking
Flowers and leaves by "Fabulous Phlox" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Lace by Offray
Spellbinder dies
Copics
Pearls by Kaiser Craft
Stickles
Rhinestones on tiny pink flowers by Hero Arts

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
No Matter Which Challenge - Challenge 10-BINGO (Die cut, flowers, sparkle/glitter)
Catch the Bug Challenge - June - Anything Goes
Heck of a Challenge - June - BINGO (Lace, yellow, flowers)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - June - Things with Wings (butterfly)
A Gem of a Challenge - Summertime
Craft 4 Eternity - Recipe 126 - The Same Letter (Blue, Bling, Butterfly)
Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge 169 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Challenge 90 - Bling It On
The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 104 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Gems, ink, spots)
Stamp-n-Doodle - 5/29 - So Many Layers

Thank so much for visiting.  Hope I was able to share some inspiration with you.   Have a Scrap Happy Day!


23 comments:

Handmade Cuties said...

Of course you had to marry the guy who took care of that squashed mouse! Yes, those mice on your card look soooo cute! Have a great weekend.
Jayne

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, yes I know what you mean about mice, your card is gorgeous though, wonderful colours and design, have a great Sunday, Kate x

eunice said...

Isn't that so true about mice! The one's on your card are so cute, and you did a great job of putting together your card. So much attention to detail with all the pretty pearls, lace and flowers...and as always, I just LOVE when you stitch it up!

Pop's Cards said...

This is "Simply Stunning" hugs Pops x

Teresa said...


This is gorgeous, great colours.
Hope you are having a great Sunday.
Hugs Teresa xx

Eileen Ng said...

Hehe the men in our lives! I am that way with bugs. lol

You have made an adorable card as usual! I do see the little guys hanging out in the picture!

Deloris said...

Very cute card! Love your fun story too!

coops said...

so gorgeous Karen..really pretty image and I love your colours :D

xx coops xx

marion said...

gorgeous card, thanx for entering our bingo challenge, hugs, Marion

sue w. said...

Gorgeous card and love the cute image. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Hugs Sue W.

Colleen Kwan said...

Yes, mice are cute in cartoons, but definitely not in person. It must be true love for your hubby at that your boyfriend to help you get rid of the mouse that was caught in the mouse trap that you set. :) Did he tell you what you should have put on the trap? I would have put a piece of cheese too. LOL!

The card that you made is so pretty. I love all the detail and hard work that you put into making the card. I did need to zoom in on the image to see all the mice. I noticed the one by himself, but not the rest of them. Without zooming in they look like flowers.

Have a good week!

Linda said...

Love this card, it is so detailed! great job!!!

Debbie said...

What a very sweet card. Love the colours. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC.
Hugs Debbie x

Kim Y. said...

So true! Cute as cartoons and stuff but freak me out in real life too!
Super fun card!

cygenovia said...

What an adorable card, love the offray lace!

Amanda R said...

Love the little mice and that lace is gorgeous! And just so you know, I would have used cheese too!

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Stephanie Eaken said...

This is such a sweet card!! Thanks for jiining us at SGC!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely adorable card.
luv
Debby

Amy said...

Beautiful Card. Thanks for playing along with Bugaboo at Catch the Bug

coldwaters2 said...

What a beautifully designed card Kren, love both the images also the wonderful colours and that lace, super card.
hugs
lorraine x

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the colours you've used and that pretty lace.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x

Alex H. said...

Really colourful card and nice image! Thanks for joining us at HOA challenge!
;-) Alex H.