We thought wrong.
As I was sitting at my desk one afternoon last week, I witnessed a tiny little baby mouse scampering across the middle of the office floor. I shrieked... and thought to myself, "that's a brave little bugger!" He wandered into my boss' office and he had the bright idea of trying to catch him and let him go. So as you can imagine, we had quite a time trying to "catch a mouse." We were scampering around the office trying to sneak up on him as he was scampering around the office trying to find something to eat. Finally, we lost him... we thought he climbed up into the cabinet that the copier sits on... so we took the copier off and took the cabinet outside... about an hour later, we came to the conclusion that he wasn't in the cabinet. Late last week, I found him... under the refrigerator resting in peace. Mr. Hamad took the liberty of giving him a proper burial in the trash can out back. Thank God! I think our mouse-catching days are over. We have the sticky traps near all the doors and along some of the baseboards... so far, so good.
Well, anyway, Mr. Hamad (Samer's dad) is a trickster... and on Friday, he put a brown shoelace in one of the sticky traps and left it on my desk... All I saw was the end of the shoelace and the trap, so naturally, I thought there was a mouse in there. Upon closer investigation, I figured out that it was a shoelace, and about that time, I looked up, and Mr. Hamad was standing in my doorway giggling to himself b/c he had pulled off his trick! So, just for fun, I made him this card.
I got the house mouse image from my secret sister, Courtney (dnicklaus on SCS) in my December package and it was the PERFECT time to use it. Anette just got the Sizzix Big Kick for Christmas and we were playing around with some of her texture plates. I used a card sketch that I found on Amber's blog (hi Amber - SBS10 hugs) and this is how it turned out. I distressed the edges to make it look like the mouse had been munching on them and I scraped my More Mustard inkpad over my textured white cs to make it look antique. I am very pleased with how this card turned out. I don't think I've ever used this many brads on one card before, but I think they add just the right touch.
SUPPLIES: Sizzix Big Kick, Texture Plate, House Mouse teacup stamp, Antique Brads, Oval Scallop Punch, SU Cutter Kit, SU Stampin' Write Markers; INK: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip; CARDSTOCK: More Mustard, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
I'll be sure to upload a picture of Mr. Hamad's face when he gets this card... I can't wait... I should be able to upload that this evening. Thanks for peeking in on me...
P.S. Kailynn Grace has her 1 week followup appointment this afternoon... wish us luck... we'll have more x-rays taken and we should have a better idea of the healing time frame that we're facing by the end of her appt.