Monday, July 18, 2011

100th Challenge BLOG-HOP Celebration

Welcome BACK to House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge!!!
Eeek!! We are very excited to bring you Challenge #100!!
This is a huge accomplishment that calls for a huge CELEBRATION!!!!

But first, we want to thank you for joining us with all of your awesome entries for the“Make A Splash" challenge. We loved seeing all of your BEAUTIFUL Mousie work!
We'd like to also thank our monthly sponsor for last week's prize...
The randomly chosen winner of this Simon Says Stamp Prize is TRUE NUMBER GENERATOR #4, which belongs to: Leslie Miller!!! Congratulations Leslie!
Please contact America to claim your prize.

Now on to our FABULOUS 100th CHALLENGE
Our super talented Host, Teamie and Sweet Friend Lisa Cook has chosen:
Buttons, Bows and Bling!
Sadly, we announce that this challenge will be Lisa's final project with our Team. Lisa has been a huge part of our little Mousie family and we will miss her and her gorgeous creations terribly. We wish you the Best of LUCK as you move on to new adventures and opportunities. :)

Sooo,  would ya' like to know all about our
We are very lucky to have these INCREDIBLE SPONSORS who are GENEROUSLY donating GREAT prizes to help us celebrate. We highly value your support and we're very happy to have you on board!! :)

TAKE a good look at this WONDERFUL line-up of AMAZING PRIZES;

Sponsor #1

Sponsor # 2

Offering 10 packs of House-Mouse Decoupage to ONE winner!!!

Sponsor # 3
Will offer 2 winners (3)Digi Downloads Each
Di's Digi Downloads is a great little company offering lots of super adorable digi stamps. Diane will again be Offering 3 free Digis to ONE LUCKY player - for this challenge. So make sure to play along for your chance to win!!!!

Sponsor # 4
K n' K Designs
Offering 4 Free Digi sets to a single Winner (Excludes the set called "Hope" since it is a charity set)
A small digital stamp store called K ‘n K Designs that was started to help pay for my Schnoodle’s vet bills and general care while I am working on my college course. Most of the sets feature animals, and my Schnauzer/poodle mix, Kolar, is the star of quite a number of them. There are sets for many different occasions, and even a great freebie for you to enjoy! I hope to see you there!

Sponsor # 5
Pizzazz Aplenty

Offering a $10 Embellishment Gift Package
including: Flatback pearls and rhinestones; Victorian
Cameos; flowers, dream string, luster twine and a gel picker
Pizzazz Aplenty began with only a bit of bling and some ribbon, but in the last few months, we've added so much more... from cardstock to cello bags, as well as charms, stick pins, brads, buttons, cords, twines, laces, and over 20 colors in flatback pearls and rhinestones. The newest additions are teardrop pearls, button stick pins, leaf pins, heart pins, resin cameos and flowers! Please stop by for a look at our store: Pizzazz Aplenty

Sponsor # 6
R K Stamps
RK STAMPS carries a huge inventory of great Rubber Stamps that include;

House-Mouse Designs; Great Impressions; Northwoods; Lockhart; Stampendous

RK is offering one winner these two NEWLY Released House-Mouse Stamps!
How adorable are these???

Sponsor # 7
Crafty Emma's Store

Supplying A Fab Range of Papercraft Items & Wedding Stationery

Offering a £10.00 voucher to Crafty Emma's Store, excluding P&P

Sponsor # 8
In business since 2002, Simon Says Stamp is striving to offer you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. They stock over 100,000+ items, offer quick service and 1 stop shopping at a great price!

Offering a $25 Gift Card PRIZE to the Simon Says Stamp store!

Sponsor # 9

Bearly Mine Designs
Bearly Mine sells a variety of Digi papers in kits, especially designed for cardmaking. If you haven't visited the shop, why not pop have a look. Great selection and prices.
Offering a £10 gift voucher to Bearly Mine

BUT wait!! THAT'S NOT ALL.....
The DT also has generously put together additional exciting Prizes to give away!! This means more prizes, so more chances for you win!! Some of these are hidden prizes and some arent. The prizes will be given away on the DT's Individual BLOGS along this CELEBRATION HOP.... 
Here's just a sampling of some of the awesome prizes that await you along the way...

Eeeeek!!AREN'T YA SUPER EXCITED YET?? Are you jumping with joy??? :)
All you have to do is follow these BLOG-HOP RULES
    1. Visit DT and Guest DT Member's Blogs to leave each a comment.
    2. Return here and again leave the TEAM a comment.
    3. Create a project following our challenge theme ( ) and featuring any of the House-Mouse & Friends, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies Stamps.
    4. Post your project to your blog, (or any online gallery), and enter it here using Linkitz (below). Due this by Sunday, July 31st.

    To be eligible for the prizes, you must mention our Challenge and Link your project back here}.
    To EARN extra bonus points, we'd LOVE it if you also became a Follower of our Mousie BLOG.

    That's it!!!!
    So don't waste any time!! Start hopping, commenting and creating a project that follows our theme for your big chance to win some terrific prizes!!! We can't wait to see what you'll come up with!!
    Here are the TEAM's **Buttons, Bows & BLING** creations to help inspire you...

            AMAZING inspiration, heh?
            Now, sit back, relax and enjoy browsing through our blogs, leaving some love along the way, until you find yourself back HERE! Below is the complete list of BLOGS to visit.
              If you were not able to leave a comment on a Member's Blog, please mention that here when you leave the Team your final comment.

              This Blog-Hop PARTY will run until Sunday, July 31st and close at 8:00 PM EST.

              Thank YOU for playing along and helping us celebrate!! Good LUCK to you!!

              The House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Design Team!


              Els G. said...

              This exciting message appeared while I was still trying to upload my card for # 99. Eeeeeek, I was officially too late!
              Oh well at least I'm in time for # 100 now! It's been quit a while since I participated, but I'm so hoppy (or is it happy) to be back again.
              Off now to admire all your beautiful creations, because I have a LOT of catching up to do!

              Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

              Joined the site...gosh, I thought I had joined a long time ago...glad I checked. Now to finish the hop and make a card later today.

              Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

              Mary and Lisa didn't have their blog up or at least I couldn't find it so I left a comment on their most recent post. LOVE LOVE house mouse cards. Now I will attempt to do a card and post and share a link. Thank you for all the inspiration.

              Lauren Hatwell said...

              Hi team. I've scampered, hopped and bounded around all your bloggies and what fun I've had. Well you DO make it look day maybe I'll be as good as all of you but until then it's going to be SUCH fun learning. I can hardly wait to get started. I'm off to rifle through my stamps.....I may be some time. Lx

              Anonymous said...

              Oh yay!!! I'm so so happy to be here with you gals to help celebration the BIG 100 with ya all!! :) It's just way too hot to be outside and this is way more fun to visit with my friends and stamps something FUN!! What a fabulous blog hop this is!! So fun checking out the creations up close and personal and always so inspiring!! Thanks for the FUN!!

              I'll be back to enter my creation here as well as the other places and to see if Mary has popped something on her blog! So sorry about Lisa leaving team, I will miss seeing her mousie creations!

              What a fabulous line up of sponsors and prizes!! You guys really went ALL OUT on this one!! Thanks again and congrats on making 100 challenges!! WOW!! :) Be back soon!

              NanaConnie said...

              Fabulous inspiration from the team this week! Left comments on all the blogs except Mary, who didn't have anything up yet. I'm off to get my card made, and will check her blog again after I post my card for the challenge. It's hard saying goodbye to Lisa -- I'll miss her Mousie creations. :-(

              agapanthus said...

              Loved completing the blog hop! The DT cards and projects were just fab - thanks for all the inspiration and the chance to win some really lovely prizes! Best wishes Karen x

              Gemma said...

              what a fab blog hop so many great blogs and cards the ones i couldnt leave a comment on are gill mc call kat and lisa thanks for a great hop. gemma x

              Lorraine said...

              the hop was awesome i loved everyones work they are a real talented bunch i have a stamp in mind so i will make something tomorrow plus pop back also to see if mary has a post to view too thanks so much the prizes are amazing too xx

              Mary Anne / MA54K said...

              What a fantastic celebration! The sponsors are too kind. I have completed the hop and was unable to find an entry for Mary Giemza. I will make sure that I am a member and head off to create a card. You all do amazing work!

              Lynn said...

              Well I must say that all of you are so talented and have such wonderful cards! I have gone into look at all of your blogs and there is such wonderful work in there as well. I just need to leave Mary a comment so will wait for her to post her card. I've never done a blog hop before so this is something new and exciting for me. Thanks for all your wonderful examples for the challenges!

              Lee said...

              Thank you so much for this fabulous blog hop full of amazing eye candy!!! I was able to leave comments for everyone except Mary. I've also made a card for the challenge and linked up and am a follower!! Thanks for all your fun challenges and great inspiration!

              Victoria said...

              really enjoyed th ehop, stunning work of the dt and such inpisration. Thank you so much for the chance to win such wonderful prizes too. Have commented on all except MAry's which is not there still xxxx

              Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

              What a fab blog hop - loved seeing all the amazing work from your DT.
              Awesome prizes - thanks for the chance to win.
              Caroline xxx

              Jocelyn said...

              I've had a great time hopping around the blogs admiring all your cards. Congratulations on reaching 100 and thank you for the fab challenge and blog hop.

              April said...

              I have finished the delightful blog hop. I loved seeing all the wonderful cards and projects and cute images that I have not seen before. This has been fun!

              Krafty Kows said...

              Wow, my goodness - such generous prizes. All the DT cards are fab and inspiring as always. Thanks for a great hop. Jeanette

              Anonymous said...

              I am totally in ore! YOUR hop was fantastic the hops along the way were AWESOME and I want to try several of the projects I saw thank you for an awesome time, I have had a very rubbish day! your have helped cheer me up thank you!

              I am following your blog and also thanks for the chance to win a prize too! I have linked my card and also promoted the hop on my blog too! thanks again hugs Samantha :0)

              E. Marie said...

              Wonderful creations from the design team. Enjoyed all of their projects. I have joined this blog (thought I already had) and am off to make my card. What a fun hop and awesome prizes!!

              Catherine said...

              Wow!!! Such wonderful cards here!!!

              ribenaruby said...

              Thanks for a great hop, loved viewing all the fab projects and sharing in your celebrations. The dt have done wonderfully! Ruby x

              Yvette said...

              I've enjoyed the hop. Such beautiful cards. I'm already a follower o the blog. Congratulations on the "100 challenge" to all the DT and guest DT.

              Anne Fenton said...

              Wow all the DT's projects are terrific, I have finished the hop, belong to the site and am now off to make may card. Good luck to everyone.

              Anne said...

              What stunning eye candy, what amazing blog candy! I've been following (or should I say stalking!) this blog and all your DT for a while now as I know I will always see stunning cards and inspiration every other Monday, thanks!
              And congratulations on your 100 challenges.

              Tini A. said...

              Congrats to 100th Challenge!!! I love your challenge because I'm a great HouseMouse Fan since over 10 years!
              I've seen so many beautiful works at your BlogHop - thanks for this!!!!
              Hugs Tini

              Lorie said...

              I can hardly believe that it has been 100 challenges already! What a fun challenge too and lots of prizes...yay! I've linked up my card but I gotta go back and visit all the DT blogs...tomorrow.

              VICTORIA said...

              Well i made it thru everyone and followed everyone. Gonna go back later to make sure i got my post in but i have fun and TFS and I enjoy it very much. I linked my project also . Victoria T

              Tracy said...

              What a fun blog hop. Off to make a card, would be awesome to win any of the prizes! House- Mouse Rocks to quote my daughter! (LOL)

              stampqueen said...

              WOW what a boatload of great prizes and inspiration!!!! Off to hop....

              Mrs.B said...

              What a great way to celebrate 100 Challenges! and a great theme.
              The HM team have done a fabulous job with their creations, and I have enjoyed 'hopping' around and seeing some new images along the way. Great inspiration, thank you. Avril x

              Lorie said...

              You have such a talented design team...all the creations were so fun! Thanks for a fun challenge/prize week!

              scrapperjulia said...

              Thanks for the fun blog hop and Congrats on your 100th Challenge! Beautiful Design Team work, as usual!

              Anonymous said...

              A usual all the ideas, challenges and the company is just wonderful i can't keep myself from peeking in even on internet free vacations (what my man doesn't know won't hurt him) and I'm so happy I'm back to join in for this weeks challenge! Never stop!

              Love Mickaela (

              Helen said...

              Congratulations on your 100th challenge girls!
              Great challenge (again) this time...and fabulous DT samples all round! I really enjoyed my hop...thanks for the chance to win! :0)
              Helen x

              crafty amy said...

              Wow what a brilliant hop so inspiring now I am off to make my card then I will be back. Thank you for the chance to win so many amazing prizes.

              Huge hugs

              Amy xx

              RachelH said...

              Love the new look of the blog!!!!! Eek!

              Seafield Jo said...

              Thanks for another fab challenge and the chance to win such fantastic prizes. Jo x

              Tracy said...

              What a fun contest, I am off to make my card for the challenge.

              Aleksandra said...

              Helo ladies,

              I am sooooo happy that I was finally again able to make a card for your challenge. It is a great feeling. :) Congratulations on the 100th challenge on your blog. You are doing great job, and your project are a big inspiration. I wish you all good in the future.

              Have a great day!

              XxJULESxX said...

              congratulations!!! and thanks for a fab blog hop, what an amazing design team they are all super gorgeous creations! off to make my card!

              thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

              I've been a follower of HM&Fs for a long time. This was such a fun, fun, FUN bloghop and challenge. The DT's cards are all wonderful! Such lovely inspiration. And the challenge them was great fun.

              Congratulations to HM&F for 100 great challenges and I look forward to participating in many more!



              Curt in Indy said...

              Congratulations everyone! Happy 100TH challenge! Sorry America, I didn't get to your email in time to participate, but I thank you for thinking of me! Everyone's cards are awesome as they usually are. Great stuff! Best, Curt

              Nela said...

              Wonderful creations from the design team!
              Thank you for the fab challenge and blog hop!
              Hugs Nela

              chrissy xx said...

              Fabulous! Congratulations on your 100th Challenge Blog-Hop Celebration.
              All awesome DT cards..... I really have had a lot of fun going round to visit.
              Thank you.

              Tracy said...

              Loving the new look on the challenge blog ladies, and what a fantastic blog hop and superb prizes. Loving the cute cat having a bath stamp prize, super cute.

              I have entered the challenge with a card, I have visited each one of your blogs, seen all your superb and gorgeous creations.

              Thanks for a wonderful hop
              Happy crafting
              Tracy x

              deb said...

              All of the cards done by the DT were wonderful. It was a lot of fun to go visit all of their blogs. I will be going back and visiting more when I have a little more time.

              Katarina said...

              What a fun hop! You have some very talented ladies to be proud of. I joined as follower - thought I had ages ago, but apparently not. I'm no 43 on the list. Thanks for a fun hop and for so many awesome prizes. Glad to be celebrating with you as the mousies were one of my first stamploves and I've been joining in your challenges from the start.

              XxJULESxX said...

              Thank you for a fab blog hop!! i really enjoyed it, all the design teams creations are gorgeous.
              I have uploaded my entry now hope you like!

              Wuzimädi said...

              Woweee, ladies! It was great fun to visit all your lovely blogs to see your fantastic creations for this special occasion - Happy Birthday! Looking forward for the next 100 ;) And thank you so much for the chance to win these fab prizes!
              Hugs Michi

              stampqueen said...

              LOVED the hop - I have left comments all around :), linked my humble project and am now a follower too :)

              CarlaKH said...

              super fun blog hop... I am gonna go work on y card! Love House Mouse!

              Spyder said...

              Fabulous challenge and I'm loving all the DT cards, they are just brilliant! Please look at the last pictures on my blog...coz they have the bow!! (be it very tiny!) It fell off in the garden when I was taking the pictures and I didn't notice until I loaded them to my blog and now Bloggers's being a right pain and won't let me save new pictures at the moment! (with the bow) (((Lyn)))

              Debbie said...

              Fantastic inspiration from the team...really enjoyed the blog hop.
              Debbie x

              Xushenka said...

              Wow, such a big celebration! :D Congratulation on 100 challenges! I absolutely LOVE House Mouse stamps. Just finished the blog hop.. Great creations from the design team! :)

              Anonymous said...

              Lovely makes ladies, I've finally got my little creation linked up. Love the new look blog, and I'm now a follower (Racing Girl) although I have no idea what following is supposed to do as I get no notifications or anything from any blog I follow, lol! Oh well, off to finish hopping around. Looking forward to the next 100 challenges too.


              Carola/Schokofee said...

              Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek - such a gorgeous blog hop. My first stamps were house mousis - and I love them ....

              Now, I will hop and later stamp somethin *OMG*

              karen adams said...

              talented ladies, one and all! if i get my card done in time i will post it! thanks for the inspiration,as always!HUGS!

              Spyder said...

              aw, I can't say which of those lovely cute House mices I love the best!!The DT cards are all just brillianT, I'm already lost on the blog hop so I'll just exit...stage right!!


              Anonymous said...

              I've entered my creation for the fun!! Thanks for the fun blog hop!! Congrats again on the BIG 100!!! :)

              Julie.G said...

              Congratulations on your 100th....Thanks so much...

              Eve said...

              You ladies always ROCK the MICE WORLD!! ;-) Sweet creations everywhere!! :-) Congrats on 100th challenge, and oh my, the blog candies look So SWEET to my eyes!! :-)

              petra,s cards said...

              wauwwwwwww i have seen gorgeous creations compliments fot the fabulous designteam!!!!!! and that candy..... soooooo much is realey fantastic thanksssssss
              xx petra

              Paddington fan said...

              Thank you so much, I've just had a marvellous time hopping along looking at all the fantastic cards and projects from the DT. So many new stamps have just been added to my wish list - don't tell hubby but I can feel another shopping spree coming on soon, my House Mouse collection NEEDS to be bigger!! Congratulations on your 100th challenge - here's to the next 100!! Love Jacky x
              P.S. Just off to post my card and link up!!

              Vanja said...

              Hello! Congrats on the 100th challenge, well done!
              I'm a follower also, I thought I had become one already, but somehow I was wrong. Anyway, I just added my card for the challenge and now I'm off to visit the DT blogs. :)


              Nancy said...

              Congrats on #100! I thought I was already a follower, definitely am now! All the DT creations are wonderful!!
              I have my card posted and linked.

              Squirrel said...

              Have a great party weekend everyone, and THANK YOU for so many chances to win HM&F goodies - I can never get enough!
              Despite the internet going down halfway through and a bunch of phone calls to interrupt me, I think I've hopped right through.
              Rosey x

              Glenda Atkins said...

              The blog hop was wonderful, everybody had such beautiful projects and it was great to visit their blogs! I've joined the House Mouse and friends Monday challenge blog as a follower so I guess I'm good to go. Thanks for the fun time!!

              Debs said...

              Happy 100th Challenge girls - fabulous DT inspiration as always.
              Really enjoyed 'hopping' round to see you all.
              Here's to the next 100 challenges.
              Debs xx

              Janice said...

              Been round all your lovely cards & left comments. What lovely stamps & pieces of work. Great fun visiting you all. As for my card... I know, not posted! In Berlin just now waiting to fly home. A new HM mouse arrived at the house just before our holiday. Will have it inked tonight & hopefully card in in the nick of time! will report back. Jx

              Dawn Frost said...

              Gorgeous cards ladies, I've made mine and posted it. Now I'm off to hop! Thanks for a great challenge.

              Barbara Colbert said...

              This was a GREAT hop!!! :LOVE those Mouse stamps and they ALWAYS make me smile@]!!!! Your team did an amazing job!!!! Excellent ideas and inspirations from all!!! Congratulations on a job well done!

              Heidi Brawley said...

              loved the Blog Hop. Congrats on 100!!!!! The DT made Fabulous creations!!!!!!!!
              ~Heidi Brawley

              Dawn Frost said...

              What a fantastic hop! I've done the hop and you've done a great job ladies, thanks!

              Stempelkobold said...

              Wow 100 challenges - they are wonderful - I love to color this little cuties and love to play along as often as I can. All your cards are adorable and are such a great inspiration to me. I love to watch them all! Thank you for this great blog hop and the chance to win one of this amazing prices! I wish all of you a wonderful summer time! Dominique

              pinky said...

              I so enjoyed the hop, your dt are amazing!! I have been totally inspired even though I only got time to play along today:) Thanks so much and congratulations!!
              Hugs Pinky

              Janice said...

              I can now officially enter the blog hop - card now done! Jx

              Natalie's Crafts said...

              I uploaded my card & linked my blog to you. I'm a follower, too.

              Carola/Schokofee said...
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              Carola/Schokofee said...

              Hi Girls,

              Natascha told me, that you can´t comment my blog. So I have edited some features ;)

              It would be nice to see/read you - love the mouse