Monday, August 31, 2015


Good evening!! So I just had a big palm to forehead moment.  I was sitting here talking with my 11 year old daughter about the fact that school starts tomorrow.  Then it sinks in... she starts school on Tuesday which means today is Monday (palm to forehead). Monday is the day that the new challenge at House Mouse And Friends Monday Challenge posts. This means (because it is now 7pm here in Maine) that I have missed posting my last Guest Designer project!!! (AHHHH!!) Ok... deep you're a little late.  Things happen.  It'll be ok.  So having said that I hope my project was well worth the wait........

Today's challenge is Back To School.  So since I don't have any school themed House Mouse stamps I decided to make a bookmark using this adorable new stamp that I bought during my last trip to Hobby Lobby. This image is called Blowing Bubbles.  Isn't it just one of the cutest images you've seen?!?! But then again House Mouse images are extremely adorable!!

I stamped the image directly onto Spectrum Noir Smooth card stock and colored it using Spectrum Noir pens.  I added strips of blue glitter washi tape. I backed it onto a piece of blue card stock.  Then I took a piece of white card stock slightly larger than the bookmark and covered the edges in the glitter blue washi tape and added it to the bookmark.

I am entering this bookmark into the following challenges:

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters: School Time

7 Kids College Fund: Anything Goes with Twist: Back To School

House Mouse Blowing Bubble Rubber Stamp

Spectrum Noir Smooth Card Stock
White Card Stock
Blue Card Stock

Nicole Crafts Glitter Blue Washi Tape

Spectrum Noir Pens
DG2, TB1, FS1, HB1, PP1, LV2, IG1, IG2, EB2


Michelle said...

This is so cute. lovely image and great coloring.
Thanks for playing with us at inspiration Destination.
Good luck and I hope we see you again.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Very clever idea and it's just awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘SCHOOL TIME’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Heather said...

A gorgeous bookmark Mary, I love the design and super use of glitter - your little bubble thrower is adorable and beautifully coloured!!

Heather xx said...

This is such a cute project! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Teresa Kline said...

hello Mary! so fun, the design is super cute...fabulous coloring! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous bookmark Mary :-) I love the blowing bubbles image, so adorable with the little one trying to catch them :-)

Lols x x x

MezzoKat said...

Cute bookmark! Those bubbles look real!

Colleen Holmes said...

Sweet, adorable and awesome coloring! Thank you for joining us at

Sue from Oregon said...

This is so fun Mary-hope you are enjoying your time on the team!

♥ Sue Kment

Christine said...

Hi Mary many thanks for yet another super cute mousey creation..we ~ HM have loved all your gorgeous inspiration you have made for us as a GDT we have enjoyed having you play along with us..big thank xxxx

Smiles Christine HM DT xx

Jo said...

So cute, the bubbles look awesome! Thank you for playing in our challenge at