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I have been stamping and scrapbooking for the past 10 years. It is my favorite hobby and I sure do miss it when life gets way too busy. I have 3 amazing children, and a wonderful, supportive husband.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy Fourth A Little Late!!

Good Morning Everyone, WOW it has been so long since I have been blogging and crafting!!! I really really miss my hobby, but have been so busy just doing other things in life. I took a little break from making cards and crafting. I really miss all my friends, all the wonderful companies I designed for in the past, playing challenges, and looking at all the inspiration I find here in blogland. I am really hoping to make sometime to get crafty again and more often!!

Today I would like to share a creation with you that I made with this adorable House Mouse image. Geez I can't even remember the last time I played with these cuties :) I really wanted to make this card before the 4th but I just didn't find the time to do it. So I was looking through paper playful challenges and noticed there are still a bunch of fun challenges to play for the Fourth of July. So I decided to use these cuties to make a card for a few challenges. Hope you enjoy my creation!!

Oh my, aren't these little mice too adorable???  I just adore these sweet images and I sure miss coloring them up. They are so detailed and so fun to color :) Thanks so much for taking a peek!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Minutes - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash- Summer Theme or Summer Colors
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Meme's Crafts - Paint your Patriotism
Victorine Original Challenge - Red White and Blue or Monochromatic
Emergency Crafters - Summer Days and Holidays
Scrap it Girl - Red White and Blue
2 Sisters - Red White and Blue
Craft Lovin Challenge - Independence Day
Ginger Loft Challenge - Red White and Blue

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!! Hope you enjoyed my Happy Fourth of July Card!!!

Here's The Recipe-
Image - House Mouse colored with Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils
Sentiment - Misc.
Paper - PTI White, Bo Bunny Designer Paper
Accessories - SU Star Punch, Stickles, Button, and Twine


Lisa Kind said...

Your card is adorable! Welcome back!

Cassie said...

Fabulous coloring, Crystal! Glad to have you back to blogging :D

Tabitha Davis said...

Great project.
Tabitha's Designs Blog
Low priced fun Digi Papers and stamps:)
Thank you for joining us over at Craft Lovin Challenge Blog

Betty Wright said...

Crystal, this is too cute! Love the details and design!

Cheryl Walker said...

Absolutely DARLING!!!! I LOVE the BoBunny design paper you used, its absolutely too sweet!!! Beautiful job on those darling mice!!!!
Hope you are doing well!!

Stef H said...

hi crystal. love the card. i have that stamp and rarely use it.. go figure!

i follow you on facebook which seems to be taking alot of us away from blogging. not sure if that's a good thing or not???

anyway, i know you are well as is the family ... who's growing up too fast.

but always good to see you at the blog.

hugs :)

Allison said...

Hi Crystal, good to hear from and nice to have you back with such a super cute card

Julia Aston said...

Welcome back to crafting Crystal - totally understand the 'other life' issue!! I've slowed down a bit from my 'every day stamping' routine as well! Love these sweet patriotic mice - nice coloring on them!

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Hi Crystal, so happy to read from you. Your Card is so cute, love it.

Big Hugs

Lynne in NI said...

Great to see you back with such a fab fun creation :)

Bev Gerard * TexasGrammy said...

It's always good to step away from something and return later with a fresh enthusiasm. You've really rocked the American spirit in this delightful creation! Sure was great to meet you IRL earlier this year! Still makes me smile. ;)


Mema's Crafts said...

Glad you're back and your card is just adorable. Thanks for stopping by Mema's Crafts and playing with us. Good luck in the draw and we hope you will visit us often.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Welcome back Crystal! You've certainly picked up right where you left off ... FABULOUS, Very Professional looking creation! Well done my friend and thanks for visiting my blog! ALWAYS good to see you! Hope you're enjoying your summer!

Joan Ervin said...

Hey Crystal...glad to see you back in have been missed, gf!!!! I looove your adorable HM image and your coloring is fabulous!!! Hope all is well with you and your's!!!!

Carole Z said...

Hi Crystal, what a fab Holiday card - hope you had a super 4th July! I agree, this is such a cute House Mouse image (aren't the all!) Thanks for joining us at Emergency Crafters this time, Carole Z X

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

As adorable as can be! SO glad to see you back my friend!!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a awesome and cute card. Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl.

Grace said...

Hi Crystal! It's soooo good to see you back!!! I loved seeing you pop in on my blog today! I hope things have been going well for you this summer! I have been super busy too and just had a big family visit here for 10 days so I'm just getting back too! Enjoy the rest of your summer!!!

Sara I. said...

hey sweetie!!!! so happy to see your face on my blog today - your visit totally made me smile!!! you may have taken a break from crafting but you definitely have not lost any mojo!!! adorable card - lovin' the image and papers - and fab little star embellie!!! hoping to see more of your creations soon!! xxx

Angi Barrs said...

Hey there Crystal! It's so great to see you back girl. I just love your adorable card! :)

Chrissy said...

How wonderful to see you back Crystal...and love your 4th July card, those little guys a certainly the cutest...fabulous colouring and love the details..


Pryn said...

What a STUNNING card with EXQUISTE coloring!!! So glad to see you back in blogland...your creations are ALWAYS inspirational :) Miss seeing you over at The Outlawz. Hope everything is going well with you! Sending hugs!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hey gf!! It sure has been a long time since we have chatted!! I have missed you but I too have been very busy with other life things.

Gorgeous card!! I love that sweet image and your coloring!!

I am off to go camping but hope to catch up with you sometime soon!!


Carla said...

Love the mouseys! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Sharon said...

Welcome back Crystal. What a cute festive card. You've coloured those mice just too beautifully. Hugs Sharon xx

Sally Bownes said...

This is such a sweet card. I just adore House Mouse images, they are a joy to colour x

hugs sally x

Linda . J said...

So good to see you back Crystal I missed your lovely creations and this one is a stunner, just love these mice.
Hugs Linda

Candy Spiegel said...

This card is so cute! Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl!

Dawn said...

Adorable, thanks for entering at Scrap It Girl.

Maya Oren-Dahan said...

So cute! Love the bling! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl!