Monday, September 13, 2010

Challenge No. 78 ~ A Special Sketch & Blog Hop!

Happy House Mouse Monday!!

And a VERY SPECIAL Monday it is! Today marks the TWO-YEAR anniversary of the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog!! Wooo hooo!

This week's challenge has been brought to us by the lovely Lorraine of the Design Team. Here's Lorraine's fun Sketch for our anniversary celebration!




We're starting the celebration with a special Blog Hop put together by the Design Team. And since we all know mice love cheese, each Design Team member is offering a certain number of cheese pieces for our party!! Hors d'oeuvres anyone?!
Smiley from millan.net

We need you to find the TOTAL number of cheese pieces being offered for our celebration! When you visit each Design Team members' blog, you'll want to look for this cutie showing the number of pieces of cheese that member has available . . .



When there's a mouse in the house and there is no cat

He'll find the cheese and that is that!

by Barbara Thrall Hamback


And of course, it wouldn't be a real party without prizes, right?! We've contacted our past sponsors and put together a HUGE prize package for one lucky winner!

$25.00 Gift Certificate from the Official House-Mouse Designs!

and

Your choice of TWO new UNMOUNTED House Mouse stamp sets from Joanna Sheen!


and
THREE House Mouse stamps (Quiet Evening with Friends, Trick or Cheese and Indulgence sentiment) from Scrapbook Store at Your Door!

and


$21.00 Gift Certificate from Sew Many Cards!

and

FIVE House Mouse stamps of your choice from Simon Says Stamp!



How cool is that?? VERY special thanks to these very generous sponsors for helping us celebrate today!!


TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CHANGE AT WINNING THESE AWESOME PRIZES...

1. Please be sure to upload your creation for this week's SKETCH challenge to your blog or public photo gallery, leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Inlinkz form at the bottom of this post, and

2. Visit each Design Team member's blog and leave them some love! Then submit a comment at the end of this post telling us the TOTAL number of cheese pieces being offered by Sunday, September 26th


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We were amazed at the awesome projects submitted for our last challenge ~ Thanks to everyone for joining us. We've used Random.org to choose a winner ...



Congratulations Debbie!! Please be sure to send us your choice of TWO digi images from Paper Cupcakes!



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Here are this week's Sketch Challenge cards from the Super talented Design Team . . .

























Thanks so much for stopping by this week for our celebration party!!!

Don't forget to join us for your chance to win these amazing prizes and be sure to stop back on Monday, September 27th to find out who our VERY lucky winner is!!!

Here's the complete list of blogs to visit to find the grand total of cheese pieces being offered:

83 comments:

Pammejo said...

Fabuloous blog hop, I am going to get busy and get a project made after I visit everyones blog and get my mojo following.

Liz Williams said...

All these samples are just the cutest ever. What a cute sketch! I will just have to find the time to play along!!!

Heidi said...

Sure had fun with your challenge today! Love the sketch and all the wonderful cards by the Design Team.
Hmmmm....some of the cheese's were kind of hard to read, but I believe the number of cheese bits I ate was...71. Thanks again, have a wonderful 2nd Anniversary!

Lelia Pierce said...

Congrats on 2 fabulous years! I loved the hop! I am so keeping my fingers crossed for this awesome prize! I found seventy-one (71) pieces of cheese! That should keep the mice fed for a while!

XXX

Gerlinde said...

They are ALL beautiful! This is my first House Mouse blog hop and I'm having great fun!
There are 71 pieces of cheese if my eyes aren't deceiving me and I can still use a calculator!

Shazza said...

great blog hop guys and loved all the Dt samples. I counted 71 cheeses.
Great sketch, I'm off to decide what image to use x

Ann said...

I've done the hop - feel a bit sick now - eeeeeeeeeeeeeeek too much cheese. Going to get busy on the sketch next.
Happy Birthday to all at House Mouse.
Ann xxx

scrappyhour said...

Loved all of the samples and the blog hop was such a fun way to celebrate. If I counted correctly, I counted 71 pieces of cheese!

Nancy said...

I am unable to leave a comment on Heather's blog. Either no comment box comes up, or I get a message that the service is unavailable. What should I do?

Jennifer Moore said...

Loved all the cards in the hop. I found 71 pieces of cheese along the way. Now to make a card.

Heide said...

Fun Sketch and fun Hop! My count is on my post.

scrapperjulia said...

What a fun blog hop! Loved everyone's cards! Is this where we post the number of cheeses that we counted?

scrapperjulia said...

I counted 71 pieces of cheese!

Tracy said...

What a fun blog hop. If a added correctly, I get 71 pieces of cheese. That might even fill me up- LOL. Now to make a card.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

such a great hop! Happy Birthday!!!!
I can't wait to create with this awesome sketch! I got so full with 71 pieces of cheese! I have to take a nap now!

Ida H said...

Here is my small contribution to this week's challenge.
So wonderful Dt cards.
Been looking around for pieces of cheese and if I'm not starting completely crazy, so it should be 81 scrumptious pieces of cheese.
I hope that I'm the lucky winner!
I really love House Mouse stamps & would like to add some to my collection ...
Hugs & wish for a wonderful week

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a fabulous Hop and such a talented DT!
Unfortunately I don't have any HM stamps so I can't join in with the sketch, but I've hopped and counted and came up with 71 pieces of cheese!

Suzi said...

Oh my!! what a fab hop that was, I've nibbled my way through 71 pieces of cheese and every little bite was fantastic. Thank goodness they were calorie free.
Hugs
Suzi x

angelwhispers said...

What a fabulous blog Hop had a great time loking at all the beautiful creations you have such a talented design team!!!

I am now full to the brim with cheese 61 pieces in total!!! I hope xx

I'm now off to create Love Chanelle xx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

What a wonderful blog hop! I loved each and every card - such talent and creativity! I saw so many great ideas! :<)

Thank you to everyone! For my total I counted was 71.

Wishing you a happy day!

Barbara Diane

Pammejo said...

Total amount of cheese,,,hmmm.... my guess is 71.

Ann said...

yeah finished my card - counted the cheeses twice cause I was worried I'd missed some and am back to join in properly.
There are 71 cheeses (I hope) - thanks for the fun. I haven't got many House Mouse so don't join in as much as I would like but I always look at the amazing DT work.
Ann xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I left my card with Inlinkz this morning - Number 10 - but for some reason it's not showing up for me!!
Can anyone else see it?
Here it is anyway!
Caroline xxx

agapanthus said...

Thanks for the chance to win the fab candy offered in this blog hop! Congratulations on your second anniversary and thanks for sharing your brilliant cards and creations. I think the number of pieces of cheese is 71. Best wishes Karen x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fab blog hop - it was great to see all the awesome DT work.
I have counted 71 pieces of cheese.
Hope my maths is right...lol*
I see my card still hasn't shown up, but it's on my blog... honest!!
Caroline xxx

jeanne girl said...

Oh how fun ... love the samples and counting the cheese was fun to.... I got 71 pieces. OH hope I win something..... :)

coops said...

wow what a fantastic hop and i have finally been able to join in now i have some hm stamps.the dt cards are all amazing.i have added my link but it does not appear to be showing and the linky button will not let me add it again so just in case heres my card.
the total ammount of cheesy bits are 71.
xx coops xxx

ilove2write said...

I went blog hopping for the challenge and the total pieces I "nibbled like a mouse" lol.. is 71 pieces! I hope you like my card! I just adore House Mouse!! Have a great evening!

SuzanneK said...

Fantastic blog hop, DT creations are awesome. There are 59 pieces of cheese and I hope this is where I leave my final comment. Cheers Suzanne

Sassylassy said...

Oh boy I don't know where to leave my answer as to the amount of cheese I collected. Please help.

In the mean time I'm getting started on my card. So fun!

Hugs Bonnie

Sassylassy said...

Awesome challenge and blog hop!
Happy Anniversary!
Hugs Bonnie

Sassylassy said...

Awesome cards by the very talented DT!

dini said...

I counted 71 pieces - I'll be the first to throw it out there... don't the rest of you copy me now! Posted my card up above, even though it's a poor attempt at the sketch... I had such a hard time with this one for some reason!
Too many embellishments for my busy focal panel, I think. Oh well...

dini said...

Oh yeah! I used the Wishin' Well stamp I won from Sue as a prize here a few months ago - thanks so much!!

judeehanigan said...

This is just the BEST. What a beautiful blog this is and how much pleasure it gives to follow it.

pinky said...

Really enjoyed seeing all those gorgeous creations. Have entered mine and my number is 71.
Pinky

Heide said...

Is this where we leave how many cheeses?

Heide said...

Okay, I don't see my last comment so here is my cheese guess: 71

Gerlinde said...

I just posted "Singing in the Rain", my replacement entry for Tumble Wreath, which was disqualified. If you could just delete Tumble Wreath (#1), I hope to be in the running again. Thank you!

Tini said...

I found 71 numbers of pieces!

Oh yeah - the blog hop was so great! I have seen so many beautiful cards on the blogs - very very nice.

Hugs Tini

Sassylassy said...

Ok so I'm told this comment won't show my answer as to how many cheese pieces I counted up so here is the # I came up with 71.
Thanks Bonnie

Debbie Schneider said...

This was a very fun challenge - I am not sure where I leave my answer for the cheese - but I counted 71 in total. It was lots of fun blog hopping to find all the pieces and to see everyone's work!!

Margreet said...

I have enjoyed the blog hop....the DT has made some fabulous cards....I counted 71 pieces of cheese....
xxx Margreet

pat moore said...

loved visiting all the blogs and what lovely cards. i have posted my card and hope you like it, loved this sketch. now for the fantastic competition. i counted
71 pieces of cheese, i really hope i win !! my fingers are crossed !!

pat moore said...

have just posted my card, i have visited all the blogs and the cards are fantastic. i hope i win that fantastic prize.!! fingers crossed !!

PresentStorm said...

I gathered 71 pieces of cheese :)
I hope that is correct!!

I also played along with the sketch and posted it to the linkie

Eve said...

wow, that was a lot of cheese to count! LOL !! If my BRAIN is right, it is "71"!! thank you for the great blog hop & prizes!! I'm gald i found this blog! Again, Happy Birthday!! :-) Eve aka Island Mouse ;-)

butlersabroad said...

Wonderful milestone and what an amazing hop and wonderful creations too! I make the pieces of cheese to be 71, but I'm going to double check that!!! I shall also be around tomorrow (Monday) to visit all the DT members blogs. My card is #34.

Hugs
Brenda

Cat Spicer a.k.a. Spicey Cat Chick said...

What a fun blog hop! I had to double check the hop and my cheese niblets as I thought you were being tricky and the total would equal the challenge number. But, I came up with 71 both times, so I'm sticking to it. Now just to get my card done and linked before the end of the challenge. WaHOO!!!

Aussie Loz said...

Gorgeous Hop! I counted (I hope correctly) 71 pieces of cheese... some of the last mice were very greedy!! I have a few things to do now, but will try and get a card made very soon! Gorgeous sketch
Thanks for all the gorgeous inspiration DT! ♥

Anne said...

What a great hop, thanks so much. I know the answer LOL, it's how old I feel today:)

71 pieces of cheese

butlersabroad said...

OK, I'm back having been to every DT blog and said "hi"! Great creations as always. I still make the cheese count 71 and I'm very full now and don't want to see any more cheese for a long time!!

Hugs
Brenda (card no.34)

Tracy said...

I had a blast on the blog hop, I adore house mouse. I have visited all the DT's blogs and left comments. I have entered a card to the main challenge. And I have collected 71 pieces of cheese.
Fabulous challenge blog and I enjoy joining in all the challenges too. Good work ladies.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vanja said...

Hello! Happy 2nd anniversary!! I'm joining you for the first time, just recently got my first House Mouse stamps and I fell in love with them immediately! :)
Great sketch and beautiful samples from the DT! I added my card and just finished the blog hop, I think the total number of cheese pieces is 71.

Look forward to joining the HM challenges in the future. :)

hugs, Vanja

Annika said...

OK, I am notoriously bad at my maths by my result was 71 pieces of cheese.
Thanks so much for fab eye candy and glorious prizes you have set up for winners - you rock!!!
Hugs
Annika

Violets Corner said...

Thanks for a fab blog hop! The creations were fab and sketch was fun to work with.

I have counted to 71 pieces of cheese...but, he he, wouldn't the House Mouse eaten them all?!

Hugs
Maarit

Robin said...

I got 71 Cheese Pieces. Thanks for the chance to win such a unbelievable prize!!

Mrs.B said...

Great Blog hop! Lots of gorgeous cards. I am so full after eating
'71' pieces of cheese (hope my maths is right)
Avril B

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

And now that I uploaded my card.....LOVE this sketch by the way!!! My guess on the cheeses is that there are 71 pieces!!! Thank you for such a FUN and adorable hop and challenge!!!

Debs said...

I can't believe I have only just found this blog!!!!
Happy nd Anniversary.
Thanks for a fabulous blog hop.
The DT work is totally inspiratiinal.
I have counted pieces of cheese.
Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

Esme said...

Fantastic blog hop, loved that sketch, and seeing what everyone came up with!

Esme xx

Esme said...

My answer for the pieces of cheese part of the blog hop is 71!

Esme xx

Lori said...

Lands I hope I added right...I'm coming up with 71 pieces of cheese...Thanks for a great hop and a great challenge. I always enjoy them.

Kendra said...

Great hop! I have linked my project and I believe there are 71 cheese! Thanks for looking!

Dot said...

Happy Birthday,I enjoyed the blog hop and all the amazing and funny cards.
I found 71 pieces of cheese.
hugs Dorte

Yvette K said...

I enjoyed hopping from blog to blog :). Such beautiful creations! I almost forgot I must also leave a comment here. I found 71 pieces of cheese.

Larisa said...

Great BlogHop!!! Love this sketch a lot)))

Jessica G. said...

Fun sketch and awesome DT cards! I used this sketch to wish a friend I met through a HM swap a very happy birthday -- thanks for a great inspiration!!

Dawn Frost said...

I love this type of blog hop! I have visited each DT's site and all of the cards are fabulous. My favorite is the bride and groom, just adorable! The total number of cheese pieces is 71. Thanks for a great time!

Katarina said...

I really hope I've counted it right. Math always makes me nervous ;) If I'm not mistaken there are 71 pieces of cheese.

Lagene said...

I loved this Blog Hop! I ordered my first Mouse House stamps & got them in time to enter! THANKS! I counted 71 pieces of cheese.....now dont take that # for granted other hoppers! I may be wrong! Check out allllll the hops to be sure!

Lagene said...

Hmmm I posted my count on the cheese but don't see it...I'll post again & if I don't see it again, I'll assume you aren't making these comments public until contest is over??? I counted 71 pieces of cheese!

Ronnie said...

LOVED this blog hop and it was my first time to play along! I counted the cheese, but no-one has posted so maybe I will post the count tomorrow? Thanks!!

Chef Mama Lori said...

71 cheese pieces

I'm (Lori) typing while Natalie is the card maker on this challenge. So, some of the blogs have her name but a few I couldn't leave a separate name/URL, so it has my name. Then, being silly as I am, I put my family blog address on some instead of my craft one! OOPS! She'll be posting her card in the morning. Thanks for the fun blog hop!

Kat said...

Happy Birthday House Mouse challenge. I'm off to hop!

Kat x

Kat said...

This blog hop has been lots of fun. Thanks to all the DT for amazing cards. I think there are 71 pieces of cheese.

Kat x

Nela said...

Happy Birthday!
Beautiful cards by the DT!
Where are the counted pieces of cheese to be written?
Nela

Nela said...

I counted 71 pieces of cheese.
Hugs Nela

Ronnie said...

Ok, I'm back with my cheese totals! If my calculations are correct, there are 71 cheese points! Thank you for this fun challenge, and I look forward to playing along again!

Jessica G. said...

Happy Blogoversary! I've posted my card based on this sketch and visited all the DT's amazing blogs, being inspired and counting all that cheese! Fun celebration!!

labs3vt said...

Hi. What a great challenge!! I found 70 pieces of cheese.

Thanks
Deb

Ineke van den Akker said...

I'm just fond of the House Mouse! Love these cards!

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