Thursday, July 23, 2020

House Mouse, Published and More!

Well, hello everyone. I am still here and this time I did some regular stamping and also some stenciling for my card design. Several weeks ago I won a set of Stampendous House Mouse Designs stamps called  Mini Clear Stamp set which consisted of ten stamps, one acrylic block and one ink  pad. And, I love all the cute designs in it. Because of the Covid-19 it took a long time getting to me but finally I got it and I must say it is a wonderful prize. So today I used one of those designs to create a quick and easy card. I hope you like it.


These are small stamps and while I was looking through some papers I stumbled upon a pre-diecut  panel of  pink card stock. So that was the base I used to stamp the design on. I then took Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol and colored in the focal image. The sentiment was with that particular design so I used that as well. The die cut panel was done with a Gina K. Design stitched rectangle die.

For the background I took an Altenew stencil called Watercolor Stripes and brushed on some ink using a Hero Arts Ombre Spring Brights stamp pad  I also brushed some of the same color around the edge of the focal design to make it match a bit more. That focal image was layered to black card stock and placed over the stenciled  background. And that completed my card.

I am entering this in the House Mouse Challenge-Anything Goes with optional number. I chose not to add a number.

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And some exciting news! Karen Hasheck and I are co-starring in an article in the Fall issue of Rubberstampmadness. I knew about this a long time ago but had to wait until the issue came out to say anything. The article is called Cards Without Stamps and it is on Pages 40, 41 and 42. If by chance you get the magazine maybe you will want to check it out. LOL (Hint) Both of us have two cards published and also they did a great write-up as well.

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Now to the internet issue. We will be getting the Dish system but not until next week as they discovered that by putting up a pole with the Dish on it we will get a much stronger signal. So they are coming back next Thursday to install that provided no one is sick or no storms. I was a bit disappointed but it was good to hear we will be getting service eventually. Thankfully, today we have a strong south wind so we are getting the signal from our current provider strong today. 

Well, that does it for me today. I hope all are doing well and staying healthy. Until next time please take care.

God bless,
Verna

20 comments:

Liz said...

Your card is so cute, Verna. I love the image and the stripy background.
Congratulations on getting your cards published in the magazine.
I hope you finally get your internet issues sorted soon. xx

Darnell said...

Congratulations to you and Karen, Verna! That is very exciting news!! And great news about your new DISH system, even if you do have to wait one more week. It will be here before you know it! I love today's smile-inducing adorable card!! Hugs, Darnell

MariLynn said...

Congratulations on being published. That is exciting news. Blessings.

Mia said...

Congratulations! It is great to see your card published!
And what a beautiful card! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
Mia
Designer for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

Carol L said...

What a cute mousie card, and congrats on your win! Congrats also on being published with Karen! Top honors there for sure and the way these days are bleeding together, your new internet service will be here before you can blink twice! Take care

Shona Erlenborn said...

Congratulations on being published! That's wonderful! Your card is adorable and I love the shading that you did around the image in particular. Really nice job with this one.

Bunny said...

That is exciting news to be published. What an honor. Your House Mouse card today is so cute. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Mac Mable said...

Great news about the internet issues and the dish. Congratulations on your exciting news x. Adorable and pretty card Verna x.

Leslie Miller said...

Well, congratulations on being published, Verna! Also, I'm happy to hear they feel you'll get a good strong signal with Dish on a pole. Keeping fingers crossed about that. More good news that you received the stamp set you won! Ten stamps is a lot and not really too small. Sure is a cute card!

Barbara said...

Congratulations to you for being published. A well deserved honor. I love this adorable little mouse and how you have him a home in the pot shaded with a flower. Soon your internet issues will be fixed.

Diane said...

Adorably cute little mouser, I love these little fellows (on card only lol). Congrats on being published, that is fantastic!! and BTW, I sent in an order to Altnew thanks to you LOL, you should get a commission HAH!

Lisa Babitz said...

Cute card! Love the stenciling and your coloring. And CONGRATULATIONS on being featured in the Rubberstampmadness magazine; I will need to get my hands on a copy to check out your cards and their write-up!

Theresa's Studio said...

Love your card.....great design. Great details! Congrats on being published! How exciting! What an honor. Hope the internet issue is resolved soon.

Donna Ellis said...

I'm grateful you are finally able to sort out your internet issues, Verna. Satellite doesn't work very well for us because of the many storms we have each day. But maybe technology has changed in the last 12 years, and the signals work thru heavily laden cloud cover now. At any rate, it sounds as though your internet woes will soon be over - so glad for you! Congratulations on your Rubberstampmadness publication! FABULOUS news, and so well deserved, too. I am in love with your darling HM creation, especially because of the brilliant color choices and wonderful gradient background. It's a sweet, pretty, clever design! Wishing you a great week-end. hugs, de

Dawn S. said...

Congratulations on being published! That is so exciting. Your card is so cute! Love those House Mouse images.

TK said...

Congrats on the win that got you such cute stamps! Your card is fun and adorable colored. Congrats on the publish too -- wow, what an honor!

April said...

Your card is really cute! I love the colors you used. I am glad you got your prize. Thanks for sharing at HMFMC. xx

Sue said...

Sweet card and image. Glad you are enjoying your new stamp set. Wow, how exciting to be published in Rubber Stamp Madness, congratulations! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Karen Howard said...

Congrats on the win and you've made a really awesome card. I really like how you colored the image. The striped back ground really makes it pop.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Verna :-) these small stamps are very cute arent they!! perfect for making little notecards and for decorating the insides too. Your colouring is fabulous and I love the stripe background too, I need to get me that stencil! :-)

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and glad that your stamp set arrived finally ;-)
Luv
Lols x x x

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