Monday, February 12, 2018

Sweet Valentine

Hello.  I'm glad you could stop by.

Today I'm back to sharing a Valentine.


Little Monica is on her way to wish my aunt a happy Valentine's Day.

I remember a visit to this aunt when I was a little girl.  She had a shoebox
with a nest of baby mice in it.  My mother was not impressed, but I was.
I wonder if Aunt Marian remembers that nest of baby mice?

I found the design in my Valentine box and decided it was
high time to put it on a card.

I believe it was colored with Copics. I really can't remember.

I popped her in a peek-a-boo frame, stamped and sentiment
and winked the heart!

I'm going to take her over to 
where the challenge is
with the option of Sweets or Hearts.
I can't find this stamp online so I'm thinking it might be discontinued.
I hope it's OK to enter it anyway.

A quick question???
Do you hate it when I use stuff that's not available to buy anymore?

I'm going to enter too at

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Monica Romances (ret. House Mouse), Botanical Silhouettes (PTI)
Ink:   Real Red, Whisper White
Paper:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Other:  Copic Markers, Peek-a-boo Window Die (MFT)


jimlynn said...

There was probably nothing cuter than a box of baby mice - as long as they stayed in the box!
I'm definitely in LOVE with your card! Super cute.

Bunny said...

We don't care if it's old or new and we're always happy to see a House Mouse creation. This is just adorable. Another image I've never seen and I love it. It's a great CAS card. Love your story about the shoebox of mice. I would have liked those, too. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge.{Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

p.s.- I don't mind when you use old stuff. It makes me run to eBay! to see if someone has one to give up!

Christine Alexander said...

There's nothing cuter than someone else's box of baby mice :). Don't like them IRL but love this darling house mouse the perfect Valentine card.

aussie aNNie said...

Very cute stamp used Bonnie, no matter if it's old or new, it's a House Mouse stamp, loving the design and colours. Thanks so much for entering into our ANYTHING GOES/LOVE current challenge and good luck in the draw. . {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Ahhh how cute. I like using my old stuff it's not all about the latest items xx

Mac Mable said...

Firstly I don't mind that some crafty goods that you use are not available to buy...I just love your creations and when they are not available, it can save me some win x Such a cute image and the frame draws your eyes right in....Aunt Marian is going to love it x Not sure about baby mice in a shoe box but as a child I can see why you thought that might be x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is such an adorable image, I love the simplicity of it all, with lovely memories for you of a happy time.

Loll said...

Adorable card Bonnie. I like mice on a card like above, but not in real life. :) I always love seeing your creations and it doesn't matter to me if the stamps are discontinued. xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

So cute!

JoAnn said...

Love your adorable valentine with that cute mouse.
I love your cards and it doesn't matter if the items have been discontinued. We buy them to use them, so why not use them. :)

Sandy said...

I love mices to pieces - your card is perfectly adorable!
sandy xx

Darnell said...

I don't hate that, Bon-Bon. Since a lot of schtuff of mine is unavailable now, I can hardly complain when I see outdated product used! I think people get the "design" ideas from our cards to go off and make their own cards using similar products they have on hand. At least that's what I do; rarely do I want copy the exact card. YKWIM? Sometimes I wish I could have the stamp, but if it isn't available, it makes me think harder about what I have on hand that I could use effectively to create a similar design.

Your adorable card here is a perfect example ... any little cute critter would work through any aperture window and any sweet sediment would work. It's a classic design to keep in one's design book. You know up in one's hamster's head!

BTW, someone is doing an aperture challenge. Hold on a sec. Found it. It's Inkspirational, so this would fit there! Hugs, Dolly

Bobby said...

So as not to repeat just reread Darnell's comment about using 'out of production' stamps, Bonnie. That's how I feel too. Your darling little mouse is similar to one I have and I wondered what I'd do with him because he is so small but putting him in the peekaboo like you did would solve the problem. Thanks for the inspiration.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Bonnie a sweet and beautiful card
Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Goodluck and hope we see you again.

Gr Karin DT Member

nancy littrell said...

Such a sweet card and fun memory for you and your must remind her of your story:-) I am sure she would love your card even more.

No, I do not mind that you use retired is a reminder that even old retired stamps can be given a modern design:-) Hugs..

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling mouse with heart, Bonnie! We've got to use our supplies no matter how old they are! Nowadays you can often find retired stuff in the oddest places!

Susan said...

Adorable!! Love the wee mouse and her heart. Great colouring and great CAS layout.

Sue said...

Love your sweet little Valentine. The image is darling and the clean CAS style is so pretty. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and sharing it with us.


Marcia Hill said...

This card is just too cute Bonnie! You can't go wrong using a House Mouse stamp whether it's retired or not...they're just too sweet and cute not to use!! Happy Valentine's Day my friend and thank you for the beautiful birthday card...I loved it and appreciate being thought of on my special day!! :0)

Doris said...

What's to hate??? It's still inspiring and serves to remind me to pull out my House Mouse stamps again! Challenges are all about creating a card with what you have.

Viv said...

This is so cute Bonnie!

Anita in France said...

Simple, sweet and so adorable, Bonnie ... who would not want to see this little cutie just because he's not available ... it's the design that's inspiring ... the image is the icing on the cake! Loved the story about the mice ... must've been so fun having an aunt like that when you were small! Hugs, Anita :)

America said...

What a fun way to uyse this frame die for the most adorable mousey! Great CAS mousey make. Thx for joining the fun at HMFMC. Good Luck! :)

Trina P. said...

Super cute, Bonnie. Great CAS design.

Christine said...

Hi Bonnie love this adorable CAS mousey creation.
Thanks for sharing with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge
Smiles Christine xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie :-) the little mouse is adorable and I love the frame and CAS design, very cute :-) I am sure your Aunt loves this and I am sure she will have remembered the shoebox with baby mice, what a happy memory :-)

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
Lols x x x

BożenA said...

It is so sweet !!

Sue from Oregon said...

Glad you saved this cutie for the perfect card! Love the CAS design!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

I hope you will join our new Spring challenge!!!

♥ Sue Kment