Monday, August 31, 2015

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #202 ~ "BACK TO SCHOOL"

Hello and welcome to House Mouse Monday. There's a new challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and I am the Hostess. Our theme is Back to School. If you don't have any school themed stamps, feel free to make bookmarks, stationery, note cards, or any other kind of desk or study item with your House-Mouse Designs® stamps to qualify for the theme. Remember too, there is always the option of Anything Goes.

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For my card, I made an Easel Card using an adorable image from the House-Mouse Designs® CD.  I used some alphabet washi tape for my stopper and added some punched flowers and homemade mini pencils as embellishments.
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These little pencils were a breeze to make. I made a whole bunch of them in just a few minutes. Here's how to make them:
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For colored pencils, color the body of the toothpicks and the point with the same color, leaving a small gap in between. For #2 pencils, color the toothpicks with yellow and the "lead" point with black (like the one on the base of the card).

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I've scheduled this post early, so please go over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge to see the gorgeous Design Team Members cards and our Fabulous Sponsors for this challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,

28 comments :

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous card

Sue said...

Snoopy, fun back to school image. Your pencils are so darn cute and look great as corner adornments. A fun challenge, our kids go back to school next week!

Thinking of you.....
Sue

Beth Brovold said...

WOW Snoopy...I LOVE these pencils...thanks for sharing your craftiness with us!!! What a perfect back to school card! Hope that you are well!
Take care,
Beth

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful card Snoopy and a fab idea to make those pensils, love it.
Gr Karin

Ellis said...

Fantastic card and great idea on how to make pencils! =)
Hugs, Elenor

America said...

YOU ARE quite a genius! What a brilliant idea for those adorable tiny pencils with this theme. LOVE it and I love your card that is absolutely gorgeous! Fab use of the sweet mousey CD image Teamie.

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Snoopy, fabulous design and colours combo - I love the School House scene and it was wise offering them the fantastic faux pencils - it looks they will chewed up half their own by the time they get into the class!!!

hugs
Heather xx

Loz said...

This is Fabulous Snoopy. Thanks for the tip on how to make mini pencils..Loz

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Snoopy :-) the image is adorable and I love the easel design and the cute little pencils, absolutely brilliant :-)

luv
Lols x x x

MezzoKat said...

Beautiful colouring on this cute card! Thanks so much for the tutorial on creating "pencils".

Sue from Oregon said...

Very clever Snoopy! Funny how we were thinking alike! Love your pencil tutorial!


♥ Sue Kment

Christine said...

Gorgeous cute image love how you used your creative DIY pencils.. adorable take on the School theme.

smiles Christine xx

Asha said...

Brilliant!!! LOVE that idea of adding teeny tiny pencils. Thanks for the How-To, Snoopy.
hugs, Asha

UTs Hobby Time said...

Fabulous idea and gorgeous creation.

Snoopy von said...

Thanks so much, Kitty! ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

Our kids have been back in school since mid-August and after living here over 20 years, it still seems weird to me to have school start before Labor Day. I guess I'll always be an East Coast girl at heart. Thanks for all the sweet encouragement, dear friend. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

Thanks, sweetie! I am not quite well yet .. but I am well on the way. Thanks for all the sweet wishes. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

Thanks bunches, Karin! ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

Thank you very much, Elenor! ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

Wile E. Coyote here ...lol. Thanks so much for the vote of confidence, sweetie. You made my day! ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

They are darling little rascals, aren't they? Thanks so much for the sweet comment. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

They do say great minds think alike ...and I loved your card as well. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

Thanks ever so much, Christine! ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

You are so very welcome, Lozzie! Thanks for the sweet comment. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

Thanks so much, sweetie! That means so much to me. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

You are quite welcome, dear. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

Thank you very much, Asha! It was my pleasure. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

Thanks a bunch! ~ Snoopy :D