Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I Love Mice


This is one little mouse that won't cause you to holler "EEEK"!  I'm really not into cuddling mice by any means since, welll...after all, they ARE a rodent  - but - Cocoa (from Sweet n Sassy) stamps is just one I'd LOVE to cuddle.  Isn't he adorable!  So rodent or not, he's a "keeper"..

I kept seeing all the wonderful little Cocoa images over on Carol's Our Little Inspiration blog and immediately fell in love with him.  This is just one of several images I purchased from Sweet n Sassy.  Every time I'd see one of Carol's card using Cocoa, I'd say "there's that mouse again".  Well Carol......here's that mouse again!

The sketch I used for this is from The Sweet Stop and I'll be entering this in their challenge - sketch with a spin: Christmas in July.  Two other challenges that have the theme of Christmas in July are Paper Sundaes and The Crazy Challenge.  I'll also enter my little Cocoa in those challenges as well.

Thanks for stopping by................
Lynn

30 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Awww, little Cocoa IS adorable! I love the little ornament in his tail. Hee hee! THis is a great card, Lynn. The plaid paper is such a classic accent to your Christmas in july card and your shading is beautiful. It's inspiring to see holiday cards right now, makes me want to get crackin' on them early for a change. Have a great day! :)

Becky said...

OH Lynn, this is just adorable, fabulous design paper.

Dixie said...

This is one little mouse I'm not terrified of. He's just adorable, and I absolutely LOVE this card! The colours/papers are just great and the bow is gorgeous!

Tammy said...

I'm with you when it comes to rodents but I must admit Cocoa is a cutie. Love your card and coloring and the great dp you used.

Tammy said...

Adorable card Lynn! Fantastic dp and another gorgeous bow!!
Tammy :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the wee mouse and the fab tartan paper
Kevin xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet Christmas card Lynn. Love sweet Cocoa. He is the perfect image for the occasion. :o) Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)

Linda said...

Adorable Lynn, I have to agree with you about not wanting to cuddle them either, but this one is cute :) Happy crafting :)

Carol L said...

You and Cocoa are a perfect match! I don't like real-live mice either, but Cocoa won me over a long time ago! I LOVE what you've done with this fun image, and your coloring is spot on! The plaid DP is fabulous, and that bow? Heavenly! Thanks for the shout-out and I can't wait to see more Cocoa cards here soon :)

Cheryl said...

Oh my! Your card is so sweet! You created the perfect card to showcase adorable Cocoa. I love the plaid paper.

Kathy and Lucky said...

EEEK!!! A mouse!!!! Ok, he is a cute one so that's ok and I forgive him. Great card, thinking my one layers may be switching to Christmas in July. I am loving everything about you card from the plaid to the bow.

Christine Riley said...

Hi Lynn, what an adorable card, love that cute little mouse!
Hugs, Christine

Joan Ervin said...

Cocoa is sooo adorable, Lynn....he looks sooo cute peeking out from behind the Christmas tree and I love the plaid paper and gorgeous red bow!!!!

Paige said...

This card is adorable! It will certainly put a smile on someone's face during the holidays!

~Laurie said...

Super cute!!! Love that little Christmas mouse! He's so adorable!

Cathymac said...

How can a Christmas card not be adorable with Cocoa as the main star?! LOVE the plaid DP, embossing, and beautiful bow! Thanks for playing along with us at the Sweet Stop this week!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Oh Lynn, this is perfect and puts me in the mood for holiday stamping for sure! I love Cocoa too and have quite the collection of him. Just gorgeous.

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Adorable! Love the Christmas mouse.

Lionelsa said...

Your red is so bright. Love how you've used the ribbon.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

He is adorable!! What a terrific xmas card!!! On a day like today (98 in CT), I am enjoying the coolness of the air conditioning AND thoughts of winter :)

Maria

Faye said...

Oooh very Christmassy and the plaid works wonderfully. xxx

Jan Hunnicutt said...

lol, I've almost succumbed to Carol's mice too :)
Cocoa is adorable and your card is too Lynn!

Nana Connie said...

Yep, Cocoa's one of my favorites, too, rodent or not. Love the way he's decorating this tree. :-) Incredible embossed paper and that plaid is fabby! Marvelous bow (as always)! What's not to love about this card?

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow - this is so adorable! I love mice - as long as their the "stamping" kind! Love the tartan and that bow is awesome!!

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn

Shannon White said...

Love your Sweet Christmas Cocoa Miss Lynn! I am with you, I am not into actual mice either, but I sure do love Cocoa, I recently got a few Cocoa images myself, so guess you will be seeing more of that mouse... again.. lol 8-)

Hope you are having a Fantastic Weekend Lady!

Hugs
Shannon

Carrie said...

this is so cute!!! look at you getting a jump on xmas cards. I haven't stamped in 2 and a half months I need to get out of my slump

Karen Howard said...

Cocoa is adorable peaking out from behind that tree! Lovely card and I'm envious of your perfect bow! Hugs, Karen

Shana said...

Beautiful bow and adorable image! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes -We hope to see you again soon!

Shirley said...

OMGosh, this is beautiful, Lynn! You are going to be so ready and me, not so much!!! LOL

Margaret said...

That plaid paper and red satin bow just says 'Christmas' and makes all those Christmas songs run through my head! Beautiful card and I love your sweet little mouse!!