Thursday, February 5, 2015

I'm (mostly) Back! .... and a few challenges

Long time - no post. Wow. We have been suffering The Plague of 2015 in our house. All inhabitants have not fully recovered. It's been a mess! Marc and I both had the flu all last week and I struggled the first of this week. As of yesterday, I was finally feeling (mostly) normal. No nap all day! That was my goal for the day and I made it. I was so excited. Unfortunately, I now have both children home with it. His Majesty has been home since LAST Thursday with low-grade fever. He seems to feel ok most of the time, but his temperature has stayed elevated. Miss Priss has been home since Tuesday of this week and her fevers and headaches seem a little more severe than his. Big Daddy is convinced His Majesty knows how to manipulate the thermometer because he makes no qualms about expressing his lack of desire to return to school. Lol. The little turkey.

Now, onto my card! Hee. It took me two crafty sessions to make this little ole thing, but under the circumstances, I wasn't all that surprised. It turned out pretty cute, but I'm not wild about it!

I used the current Muse challenge for my inspiration:
I decided to play with some of my cute Paper Smooches critters again:
I used papers from Echo Park's Head Over Heels 6x6 pad. I cut all the circles, card base included, using Spellbinders circle nesting dies. The cute little hamsters are from Party Posse stamp set and the love word die from Love & Cherish die set. I die cut it 5 times and layered it to make it stand out. The sweet little flower is from Blossoming Buds stamp set. I stamped and trimmed the hamsters and flower by hand. The little bow I added to make my girl hamster is from Freezy Fellas.
I am playing along with a few other challenges, trying to regain my much missed mojo:
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! Hope everyone is staying healthy!
God Bless,

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  1. Hi Mandy
    A cute and lovely card. Thank you so much for joining in at House of Cards.
    Best wishes.

  2. What a nice take on the inspiration card....the Paper Smooch critters are just adorable, very sweet! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps, good luck!

  3. This is totally darling! LOVE those little hamsters and I adore the fun die cut sentiment! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! Hope you join us again soon! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. This is adorable, wishing all a speedy recovery! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!Donna

  5. So cute!!! Love those little hammies...
    =] Michele

  6. I love how you've used Vicki's layout to make this fun card! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  7. Such a cute, cute card!! Love the excellence with which it was made and designed. The coloring is awesome and those jammies are just adorable!! Great job - I hope your family all keeps feeling better a little more every day!!! Glad you are back - I missed you!! Have a well and healthy weekend!!!

  8. Glad you are feeling better enough to play along with Muse -- I just love those critters - so cute! Thanks for joining in~

  9. Love the hamsters and the paper you used. Very cute!

  10. Great cards Mandy, those critters are so cute, love them! Thanks for joining us at house of cards.
    Lorry :o) xx

  11. Fabulous! Thank You so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubber Stamps this time around! Hope to see you again :)
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  12. Oh my gosh this is just too cute! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  13. Glad you guys are feeling better! This shaped card is over the top adorable!
    Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call Challenge!

  14. This is SO cute! Love those hampsters, I'm sure they'll be very happy together. Thank you for joining us at HOC.

  15. What adorable stamps! I think this would make a great kids card. Thanks for playing along with the House of cards challenge this month!

  16. Adorable card! Thank you for joining our Word Cue Challenge at the House of Cards.
    Ruza ~ HOC-Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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