Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #222 ~~ Birthday!!!

The Shopping Our Stash Crew wants you to go way back, remember the first Birthday stamp you bought? well we want you to use it on your project.  My first birthday stamp or should I say stamps I purchased at a yard sale before I even started stamping, I bought almost everything she had for sale even though I didn't know how to use any of it. It was my first house mouse stamp and it is dated 1998 from Stampa Rosa.


This is still one of my favourite Birthday stamps, I elevated the one mouse and the candle.


Close up of the candle and mouse.


Finished inside using a 1996 Hero Arts Happy Birthday which is well loved.


Here are my two oldest Birthday Stamps.

I would like to enter this in

House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge Fall/Halloween or optional Anything goes.
Gruffies and Guests embossing dry or wet or the optional Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will have as much fun as I did using my oldest Birthday stamps and taking a trip down memory lane that dates back to at least the year 2000. 

16 comments:

lauren bergold said...

i looooove the way you popped up the top mouse... gives the card so much dimension!!! (i love that you had impressively bargain "stash" before you were crafty, too, that is fabulous!!!) :) :) :)

Leslie Hanna said...

Those mice are too cute! And YAY for digging and using the old stuff. :)

Donna said...

Super cute Barb! Yep, what Lauren said! The popped up mouse is awesome!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Aw, this is so super sweet! I love your House Mouse cards! I like how you popped up the cupcake mouse - it looks awesome! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, Barb, much appreciated.

MezzoKat said...

Cute card! Great idea to pop up the mouse.

Lindsey said...

You have obviously loved House Mouse forever, Barb! And you are so talented with them. This is totally cute!

Tracy said...

Sweet card and adorable stamp.
I like that you popped up the top mouse :)

Beth Brovold said...

Wow I can't believe that this stamp is from 1998!! Beautifully done...thank you for sharing with us at HMFMC...good luck!
Take care,
Beth

Chris D. said...

Wow, now those are some old stamps, and well put to use too! Fabulous card, Barb! I really had no idea what my oldest stamps were. I had to go with stamps that I actually KNEW the year I bought them! LOL!

Jessi Fogan said...

I would have needed that stamp too!! So utterly adorable - love how you popped up the mouse!

Sue said...

Love this stamp, how cute. The mouse popped up on the cupcake looks great. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Sue from Oregon said...

Awww so cute...I love the dimension you added to this cutie! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

Sue Kment

Sandra H said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Embossing” with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Silvia said...

A cute card. This is one of my fav images. Thanks for sharing with us at Gruffies & Guests Challenge.
Silvia DT

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Barbara, what a pretty card you have made. Now who wouldn't be asleep after tucking into that cake? It fits the Gruffies and Guests Challenge well this month of “anything goes with the option of embossing”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Gruffies and Guests Challenge Design Team Member)

Shaz Earl said...

Gorgeous card thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guests "Embossed” with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time Shaz xx