Monday, September 12, 2011

BIRTHDAY Celebration Blog-Hop!

Eeeek! Welcome Back FRIENDS!!! So glad you are here today!
Guess what??? We just turned 3 years old!! Can ya believe it??
For us Mousies that's a big milestone, so we are celebrating with an EXCITING
***Blog-Hop Birthday Party***

Before we tell you about the PARTY details, the great prizes & show you challenge samples, we have some VERY exciting ANNOUNCEMENTS...

We want to thank all of you who joined us for the last challenge. YOU wowed us with your creativity on your RECIPE takes!!! There were so many fabulous designs, but there could only be (3) three winners.... so without further delays, the randomly chosen winners for the (3) Sponsored prizes are;
Prize #1 - Winner of HMD's $25 Gift Certificate goes to Entry #17, which belongs to CRAFTY LOU!
Prize #2  -Winner of KnK Designs (3) Digi Stamp Sets goes to Entry #22, which belongs to NATALIE!
Prize #3 -Winner of Pizzazz Aplenty Embellishment Pkg goes to Entry #23, which belongs to MICKAELA!

Please contact *America* to claim your prize.

We are thrilled to tell you that we have a brand NEW MEMBER joining our Design Team!!! It's the one and only VICKI PARSON, of Stamped Smiles and she is now part our Happy Mousie Family!! Her work is fantastic and Vicki is such a sweetheart! We're very lucky to have her.
Wont you please help us give her a warm welcome!?

With August behind us now, so we must say goodbye to our FABULOUS August Guest Designers;
Gemma Louise.... and.... Red Squirrel
Thank you so much for your amazing mousie contributions Ladies! We've so enjoyed having you on board. :)

Joining us for the month of September are 2 super talented DESIGNERS; 
Sally Bowness & Tracy Thompson--> (who is returning for a second round)!
Welcome Ladies! We are very excited to have you on board!!!

REARLY DT MEMBERS REVISITING us for Birthday Celebration
Surprise!!!!   This Birthday party wouldnt be as special without these PAST Designers!  We went all the way back to the very beginning of our HM&F MC BLOG days (AUG 2008), and reached out to some of our very first Designers. Fortunately, we reached a few of these great talents and somehow managed to bring them to our PARTY!!! Isnt that super??? We thought so!!

We want to welcome back three great sponsors who will help us celebrate with terrific prizes:
Thank you SPONSORS!! We appreciate your support and we're thrilled to have you on board!! :)

Sponsor #1

Sponsor #2
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!

# 3
Offering the Winner a $10 package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty.
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


OUR LOVELY DT Members generously want to offer you additional Prizes!!!  Yeap, that's right!  There is MORE!!!  This means that you'll have more chances to win!!   Below is a sampling of some of the incredible prizes that await you along the HOP... take a peek!

An additional $20 Dollar Gift Certificate to the official HMD Store!


+ ONE more that is a total surprise

FANTASTIC collection of  YUMMY CANDY, heh??
Any of these great prizes could be yours if you play along with the challenge! So dont delay!


Wanna know what the NEW CHALLENGE is?? It's being hosted by our talented Teamie, NATASCHA, and she has chosen; BIRTHDAY theme with a Bunch of Flowers.
(though the Flowers are completely optional)

To be eligible for prizes.... these rules must be followed...
  1. Visit DT,, Guest DTs & special Guests Blogs to leave each a comment.
  2. Return to this main BLOG post and again leave a comment.
  3. Create a project for the BIRTHDAY challenge theme and use any House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies Stamps.
  4. Post your project to your blog, (or any online gallery), then enter it here using the Linkitz (below).
  5. Mention our Challenge and Link your project back to our BLOG.
  6. Become a Follower of our HM&F MC BLOG!
That's it!!!!

DESIGNER's  Samples
To help inspire your creativity, below are some amazing samples from the Design TEAM, September Guest DTs, and PAST DT's returning to help us celebrate! :)

WHAT A WAY TO CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY, heh?!! Sure hope we have inspired you to go HOP!!   BELOW is a Complete BLOG-HOP LIST of  the participating Members with direct LINKS to help you get started and help you just in case you get lost along the way. 
We are going in reverse alphabetical order;

Vicki Parson
Tracy Thompson
Sue Kment
Sue Drees
Stacy Morgan

Sally Bowness
Natascha Banning
Mary Giemza
Lorraine Aquilina
Lori Barnett

Judith Rozema
Janneke de Jong

Heather Gilfoy Bond
Christine Craig

Carolyn Bounds

America Kuhn

Now sit back, relax and enjoy !  Remember to leave some love along the way until you find yourself back HERE! Make sure to visit ALL Members & GUESTS!!!   If you are not able to leave a comment on one of these Blogs, please mention that here with your final comment.  

This Blog-Hop PARTY will run until 8:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 25th.
So don't waste any time and HAVE FUN!!!!  We cant wait to see all your lovely BIRTHDAY creations!
The House-Mouse &Friends Monday Challenge Team!


Judy Rozema said...

Thank you for asking me to be a part of this fun celebration! What marvelous DT samples!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

What a FUN hop this was.... I was able to leave comment on most but there were 4 that I did not...
Both on Tracy Thompson and Janneke de Jong since there is not pop-up for the comment I was unable to leave one... and then on Lori Barnett and America Kuhn's I did not see the House-Mouse chalange post so did not leave comments there eithere...
But the ones I did visit.. were wonderful... !!!!!!!

Mrs.B said...

Congrats on 3 Fabulous years!!!Great inspiration from ALL the team. Well Done.
I'm off to 'hop' around.

Barbara Colbert said...

Congrats! And what fun!!! I am off to HOP!!! :-)

Janneke said...

Thank you for inviting me for this great bloghop! I love it ;o)
The DT Cards are amazing!

Hugs, Janneke XO

Lou said...

Hi!Oh Wow!! thank you soooo much, i just can't believe i have won and truly excited. Your creations are gorgeous and so many lovely prizes on the hop too.
thanks again,hugs Lou.xx

downrightcrafty said...

OMG!!!!! so many HM images all so beautifully presented and so inspiring and making me want to buy more, the husband would kill me if he knew I was hopping for looking at them, fabulous Birthday Celebration, totally enjoyed myself think I got them all visited and commented on - fingers crossed and good luck everyone
Hugs Kate xx

sallysbitz2 said...

This has been a fab blog hop with sooo many talented ladies out there.
Glad to be part of the team as a GD for Sept x

hugs sally x

Anne said...

Happy 3rd Birthday, you certainly know how to party over at House Mouse lol! lots of lovely inspiration, thanks do much for the stunning hop

Curt in Indy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOUSE MOUSERS!! You guys did a brilliant job with the hop and everyone has gorgeous work displayed to celebrate. Welcome Vicki! You are certainly talented and do a beautiful job with the HM images. And the guest designers are awesome too! Sorry I couldn't join you this time for the fun, but I am there with you in spirit. Thanks for always thinking of me. Have fun, and congrats on the third birthday!!! Hugs to all of you. Curt

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This was an AWESOME hop!!! Congratulations on celebrating your third year! I had the most fun looking at all of these projects full of sweet images. Now off to play :D

April said...

I really enjoyed the hop and seeing all the wonderful projects. What fun! Happy Birthday HM&F!

petra,s cards said...

congratulations whit this 3 the birthday, what a gorgeous cards the designteam have made!!!! thanks for the chance off winning sooo much loveley candy!!!!!1
xx petra

fionalawlor said...

Happy 3rd Birthday!! Thanks for a fab blog hop, all of the DT are so super talented, their cards really are inspiring :)
Thanks for the chance to play along and enter.
Fiona L x

Gail said...

Great blog hop! Lots of very talented ladies :) Congratulations on 3 years. Very exciting :)

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful DT cards has made ​​the beautiful House Mouse stamps. Think it is fun to blog hopping. If I had the chance to make the card a week before the Challenge to make sure I still do.

Hugs Astrid.

Ullis said...

Well this was fun! Got a lot of inspiration along the way as well! I wasn´t able to leave comments on Tracy Thompsons and Janneke De Jongs blogs but I really liked their cards as well! Happy Birthday! /Love Ulrica

marilynprestonn said...

I've done all the hop, there is one I did miss because it is Sally's blog, there is no card and from this blog, the link is broken.

Hope you could get that fixed.

Kindly, Peggy

NanaConnie said...

Just posted my card! Great hop and lots of fun inspiration from the DT. How great to see Judy here!! Happy Birthday, HM&F !

Whisper said...

Happy Birthday To You and what a fabby way to celebrate it too with an amazing blog hop.

Fabby DT cards, now i'm off to hop around, Luv Sam x

Larisa said...

Happy Birthday! I wish your blog to be forever!

Hlora said...

Congratulationss on the 3rd Fabulous years!! Love your Nlog!
I am mad about the Youse mOuse images, and I wish I had any these stamps at me) Thanks for the chance to win anything. Hugs. Hlora. xx

Penni said...

What a great Blog Hop - you have a fabulous Team.

Thanks for this super challenge and for the chance to win some scrummy candy too.


Lou said...

Hi!soooo many amazing creations,just loved them all and such fantastic candy.
Ifeel really lucky and truly happy that i won the last challenge and have 3 yummy new stamps on the way-thank you.
hugs all.xx

Karenladd said...

Happy Birthday to House Mouse & Friends!! Of curse, I love all things House Mouse so this hop is a must do!! Thanks for the fun celebration!

XxJULESxX said...

WOW love the samples!!! very talented team!!!. i have entered my card and now im off on the blog hop! Happy Birthday!!!

scrapperjulia said...

Thanks for the fun blog hop and the opportunity to win those fabulous prizes!

crafty amy said...

Wow another incredible hop I am so inspired thank you all so much I hope you run for many many more years :D
Thank you for so many chances to win candy as well.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Tracy said...

Thank you for joining House Mouse challenge and hop. This is so cute.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
House Mouse GD for September

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a wonderful hop! I got to see a bunch of House-Mouse images I have not seen before (sigh, the wishlist grows and grows...) on some really lovely creations. You have a lot of talent on your team! I hope you like my card too - my friend Lee introduced me to House-Mouse recently and I don't have a lot of HM images in my collection yet, but I am PSYCHED that I had a birthday one so I could celebrate your birthday with you and participate in your challenge. Happy Birthday House-Mouse!! You certainly know how to celebrate in style! :)

Jan Keen said...

Hi Happy 3rd Anniversary to House Mouse!! I got through and commented on the blog, except for two names Susan Bowness would't take my comment, said not found, and Mary Gienza just wouldn't add it in!! What a fantastic array of the most Gorgeous cards!! I could not ever pick a winner!! they are all winners!! This is my first blog hop here,and it was such fun, thanks girls for all!!

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday House-Mouse & Friends! The DT cards are all wonderful and I enjoyed hopping through each designers blog! A talented bunch you all are! I was unable to leave a comment on the blogs for Tracy, Sally & Janneke. Their cards were all adorable! Now I'm off to see what I can create. Thanks for the inspiration on each & every challenge you host!

karen adams said...

its great to be inspired by all you talented ladies! i went and looked at them all and commented! now to get going on my card! HUGS!

Lorraine said...

the hop was wicked thankyou i hope i get lucky with this hop xx

Susan said...

Happy Birthday HM & F!!! I want to thank you for the fun blog hop and all the challenges in the past. When I stumbled onto your challenge blog shortly after you started it, I thought I had struck gold! Your challenge blog was the reason I started my own blog. I have enjoyed all the inspiration all the DT members have provided in all the past challenges and I look forward to more. It's a great week because it is also my birthday week!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant birthday hop, here's to the next year. Love joining your challenges.


PS. I've hopped to all blogs and I follow you too.

Yvette said...
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Yvette said...

What a fun hop this was. Congratulations on 3 fabulous years!

Yvette said...

What a fun hop this was. Congratulations on 3 fabulous years!

Yvette said...

What a fun hop this was. Congratulations on 3 fabulous years!

Yvette said...

What a fun hop this was. Congratulations on 3 fabulous years!

stampqueen said...

WHat a great hop - I have left comments for all and will link my card tomorrow!!!

Dawn said...

Happy 3rd Birthday! Very fun hop with so many wonderful cards and projects to see along the way! I had a tonne of fun making my card for the challenge.

Hugs, Dawn

ScrappySandie said...

This is a great blog hop! Lots of really creative people out there! So glad you're all willing to share your ideas with us! Thanks for a fun blog hop and a chance to win amazing prizes!

Barbara Colbert said...

What a fun hop!!! LOTS of CUTE cards!

CraftyLyn said...

I like all the DT samples, there all great! Love the hop!

CraftyNatalie said...

Brilliant hop! So many great prizes, HM&F have the best blog challenges!

Sharon said...

Blog hop completed, and what a trip - amazing cards. Hope mine lives up to he DTs (well in my dreams anyhow)
Sharon xx

GeminiJen said...

Wow! That was fun.
I couldn't get Sally Bowness blog to appear.
Thanks for all the inspiration ladies.

Erin- said...

What a fun hop! I had so much fun and I even learned a few things! ;)
So many fantastic cards---(And I may have ruined my dinner just by looking at all the candy and cake!)

deb said...

Great blog hop. It was great fun to visit all the DT blogs. Such inspiration I found.

Glenda Atkins said...

Posted my card, visited all the sites and left a comment - yay! Happy Birthday House Mouse & Friends!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I have completed the hop and I am off to link my creation for the celebration. Everyone did lovely work, however I was unable to view Sally Bowness's blog. Happy 3rd Birthday!

Carmen O. said...

Happy Birthday House Mouse and Friends! I enjoyed hopping along on everyone's blog. I also had fun creating a card for this challenge/hop. I'm thrilled not only to have learned how to use my House Mouse and Friends stamps, but to have met some wonderful friends through this challenge blog. Thanks so much for creating a wonderful spot for us to share, learn and make friends!

Renee said...

What a great blog hop!! Loved all the cards-what great talent you have here!! I had one problem with Sally Bowness blog. I tried a few times, but it wouldn't come up. Every one else's was fine. Thanx for the chance to win some fab prizes!!

Crea Astrid said...

I got a card on my blog with a House Mouse stamp. Find those cute stamps.

Nice weekend.

Hugs Astrid.

Miria said...

I have just ended the hop, it was an eye candy watching such a HM galore, thank you so much and happy 3rd blogversary, hugs, Miria x

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday HM challenge blot! Not playing along with the blog hop, wish I could but have limited time. Just wanted to get my card posted.

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous creations by the dt, great's to another 3 years...'happy 3rd birthday' to the whole of the HM team! Ruby x

Paddington fan said...

I've just spent a very happy hour (I think?) looking at all your fabulous projects for your birthday celebrations - you are all so talented and there was some great inspiration there!! Congratulations to all the team on your 3rd birthday, here's to many more and thank you for an amazing challenge and blog hop!! Love Jacky xx

Dawn Frost said...

It took me almost the entire two weeks but I went to every blog on the hop! It was fantastic thanks!

Dorte said...

Congrats with the first 3 years.
Thank you for a wonderful blog hop and thanks for sharing all your fantastic creation.
hugs Dorte

karen adams said...

Got my challenge card posted! Happy birthday hm and friends! HUGS!

Kat said...

Great inspiration from all the DT and guests. Loved the challenge and blog hop.

Kat xx

Natalie's Crafts said...

Cute cards! I'm a blog follower & linked my blog post back to this site.

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