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Friday, July 6, 2012
Hi All!!  Sorry I have not posted in a while, my life has been rather crazy lately with company and etc.  Has anyone else been having the extreme heat.  It has been over 102 degrees for over a week now!  I am definitely not used to that...

 One would wonder why I would title this card "Just Squeakin by.....". To make a long story short, I had my in laws here for the past week and was unable to join in any challenges or create any cards or projects. I was so excited to get started on yesterday's WT382 Tissue challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I began soon after they left, however, my progress and ability to finish the card was hindered when I opened my craft cabinet to get my ink (in our new house) only to have a mouse staring at me. I hate mice and have the urge to run when I see one. Which is just what I did...I ran to get my pet cat Zoe who chased the mouse through my cupboards and saved the day. I will be a bit more cautious when getting supplies in my craft area from now on!!

Anywho...I made this for yesterday's WT382 challenge to use tissue at Splitcoast Stampers. I used the faux silk technique and created a tissue paper flower. The Our Daily Bread Designs Flowering Faith stamp set was used to create my faux silk. The sentiment is from the Our Daily Bread Designs Sharing your Sorrow . The flower was created with the Spellbinders Blossoms Three and Peony dies. . The card shape is created with the Labels 23 Grand dies.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs Flowering Faith stamp set was used to create my faux silk. The sentiment is from the Our Daily Bread Designs Sharing your Sorrow .
Dies:   Spellbinders Blossoms Three and Peony dies, Labels 23 Grand
Accessories: May Arts Satin Ribbon, leaf from stash, Gem Brad

I have created this card for this week's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge which is everything goes with Our Daily Bread Designs.

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 Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope all is well!!
Have a blessed Day and Weekend!!!

hugs and blessings,

26 comments: said...

Eeeks! That's for the mouse, the heat, and the card. So pretty.

Teresa said...

Oh dear Chris that would have scared me out of the house I hate mice too, thank goodness for cats eh? Your card is gorgeous, hope you have a good day crafting now you have your house back to normal. hugs Teresa xx

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Lovely card Chris!! I love the background of your card and the colours you chose! Beautiful job on the flower too!

I know what you mean about the heat :o( we're on day 5 of a major heatwave here in Ontario and the humidity is brutal. I'm a cold weather girl.

Eeeeek a mouse :X I'm not afraid of them but spiders will do the trick--HATE THEM!!! Thankfully I have cats that will eat them too LOL!!

Stay cool,
Sarah ☺

Louise said...

Ha,ha,ha! You make me laugh, sweetie! That is a very suiting name for this post then! I also hate mice, I´m terrified of them. I mean I know they can´t harm me...I think it´s got something to so with them being so fast!

Love your adorable card! Absolutely delish dp´s and such an amazing sentiment too!

Big hugs

Sandra H said...

This is just so beautiful:)x

Julia Aston said...

That must have given you a shock finding little mousie in your closet! Love the pretty paper and beautiful tissue flower on your card!

Nicki Olsen said...

Wow Mom!! This card is stunning!! I love all the blue and the details and the flower and...EVERYTHING!!
I love you!!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris good for Zoe sounds like she may have some fun if you have any more mice around, lol. I am afraid our weather here in the UK is not at all hot it is just wet, wet, wet, but at least the greenery looks really beautiful, talking of beautiful I totally adore your card the colours and that image look wonderful.
Lorraine x

Karen Letchworth said...

This one is really gorgeous, Chris. I always need sympathy cards, and never make them. This one is SO pretty, and I'm sure it will be a blessing and comfort to someone. Thanks so much for sharing it with us again this week at Word Art Wednesdsay. We're always so blessed by your participation, and ALWAYS enjoy seeing your beautiful work. Have a great week.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Cards By MI said...

Hi! Your card is entered to the DT call over at the Paper Shelter not the challenge Flower Power. If you want to be in the prize draw, please enter the challenge below.
Love n hugs
ps Your card is stunning. Love it to bits. Thanks for joining us.

Marlena M. said...

Oh my, Chris, I don't know what I'd do if I saw a mouse messin' in my crafty goodies! YIKERS. Yay for your kitty!!! Your card is beautiful in every way...thank you for sharing it at Word Art Wednesday! ;)

Bubleeing Colors said...

This's awesome.............Love the blue flower............thanks for joining us at sassy studios dare to be sassy thursdays!!!!!

SSD ( DT ).

Kelley said...

LOL....funny! So sorry about your mouse problem!!! Despite the scare, your card came out beautiful!!

Star said...

WOW, that paper or background is just gorgeous! Beautiful flower. A perfect sympathy card. Sorry to hear about the mouse in your cabinet! Thanks so much for playing along with our Show Us Your Medal challenge at Sassy Studio Designs!

xx Star (SSD DT)

Darlene said...

Such a beautiful creation Chris! Yes, we are dealing with the extreme heat here in Ohio too ... my yard is totally brown ... grrrr! And I totally understand your reaction to the 'addition' to your crafting supplies .. those critters are sure creepy when they show up!
Thanks so much for joining our "WHAT THE TEXT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! I love the flower. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

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