Saturday, April 14, 2012


I've finally decided to test the waters, take the plunge and join   in on a challenge...So, I went searching and found this site,

This will be my first ever entry into any sort of challenge and Im so nervous...kind of feels like the first day of school.  You remember the feeling...butterflies, sweaty palms!   So here is my you think I got a little carried away on the buttons?  Haha.

                                                                I just love these guys!

Okay.  For this Easel card I used the following cartridges and measurements.  Happily Ever After-Jaq/Gus and Spool icon (pg 35), cut at 5 inches.  Sweet Treats-hooray (pg 59), cut at 3 inches.

I used the following inks for the edges and shadowing (Im a big inker) on all the images, card base and background...brown, burgandy, coffee brown, navy blue, pink geranium, stem green, terra cotta, sky blue and lady bug red.  I also used brown velvet flock for the shoes and glossy accents for the word "hooray" and the mouse features including tails.  Along with the button, and ribbon, I put "fashion" cord around the spool to give it a feeling of real thread.

Hopefully this card will make someone smile and like Jaq and Gus...we need to just sometimes let go, enjoy the moment and dance our hearts out!  Kathie


  1. Well done on entering your first challenge, with such a fantastic card,i am newish to blog land an challenges and love it. love Gus he was my fav in Cinderella, need this cartridge, good luck hugs vicky

  2. Thanks Vicky for your sweet comments...Im new to all of this, so Im still trying to figure things out for myself. If you know of any good challenge sites or how a "blog hop" works...Im all ears. Thanks again. Kathie

  3. What a great card, I love it! Great example of other ways to use that cartridge! Inspired! Thank you for joining us at FCCB this week!

  4. scrapqueen141, Thank you for the very nice comment and the welcome to FCCB, both are appreciated...I hope to take part often in the challenges on this blog. Kathie

  5. This is so darn cute!!!!!!!!! Love those little miceeees. How smart you were to think of this. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week.

  6. Thank you Suzanne for the sweet comment on my card. When I read what the challenge was, I knew right away that I'd want to use these little guys...somehow it just seemed fitting!

  7. Kathie! This is just sooooo cute!!! You did an awesome job!! I'm so glad you chose FCCB for your first challenge, hope you come play with us again!
    ♥ Cyndy

  8. Thanks Arcy Scraps for your comments on my card and yes, I hope to make many projects for the FCCB challenges. I didnt realize how fun it could be making a project using someone elses ideas...def. a challenge! Kathie

  9. Cyndy. I almost forgot to thank you for following my blog..."THANK YOU"

  10. Very cute! For your first entry into a challenge you seem like a pro! Thanks for joining in at FCCB! Hope you'll join in again.

  11. Thanks Judy for your comments...they're really appreciated! As far as joining in again on FCCB...Im there. Thanks again, Kathie.
    *And a special Thanks for following my blog.

  12. What a cute project! These are my favorite characters:) TFS(thanks for following my blog too:))

    1. Thank you for your comment and youre welcome...I really like your projects and enjoyed your blog. Kathie

      *Thank you too for following!