Sunday, December 14, 2014

WMS December Pajama Party


Hi there! Welcome to the December Waltzingmouse Pajama Party! Are you in the midst of holiday prep? I took some of the challenges for this month as an opportunity to finish off some last minute holiday cards.

You can find all the details of the four different challenges for tonight's party on the WMS Blog. That is also where you can link up your creations - the links are open through tomorrow evening.

The DT has joined in for some of the challenges, and I have put a few things together that hopefully inspire you to join in! First up, the Old Pajamas challenge. This month, we are pulling out the Country Labels No. 4 set.


Did you ever have one of those moments that a few images on a scrap paper trigger an idea? That's where this card came from - that pretty snowflake is the branch image from the Country Labels set, just stamped six times. I stamped it first in dark blue and then a second time in a lighter shade to create a shadowed look. The sentiment is from the set, and some glitter and stitching finishes it off.

My second card is for this month's Bedtime Story sketch.


And my card...


Using the super fun Jolly Old Elf set. Isn't this guy the cutest? I love the sentiments in this set so much. Looking forward to sending this one off to a friend. I also used the Pretty Panel 2 Die.

I hope you will be able to join us for the party. There are four challenges and a shot at a huge prize! Have a great night!



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Recipe
Blessings Card
STAMPS: Country Labels No. 4 - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze - SU!; Rustic Cream - PTI
INK: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze - SU!
OTHER: Diamond Stickles - Ranger; Sewing machine

From Our Gnome Card
STAMPS: Jolly Old Elf - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Kraft, Rustic Cream - PTI
PATTERNED PAPER: North Pole - We R Memory Keepers
INK: Poppy Parade, Handsome Hunter, Soft Suede - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Pretty Panel 2 Die - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Sewing machine

Friday, December 5, 2014

December Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

Happy Friday and welcome to Verve's December Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Divas to serve up some fresh inspiration with their Verve stamps! Leave some comment love along the hop spots for a chance to win a prize, then grab some stamps and play along with our December inspiration challenge for another chance to win!

This month's challenge is entitled O Christmas Tree:



Ribbons and sparkle and merry galore! Create a card inspired by the decorations of the season!

To me, the Christmas tree is the center of the holiday decorations, and I've always loved a simple, sparkly tree. 


I used different tree images from the Holiday Greetings set and Winter Tree Plain Jane to create this card.  I cut the trees from different patterned papers and added lots of Diamond Stickles to give them lots of sparkle.  I really like the different shades of green together.  Have you ever noticed how many different greens there are in pine trees?

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!
1. Julee6. Karen
2. Amy7. Sankari
3. Anya8. Sarah
4. Betty9. Sony
5. Jen10. Susan

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of the hop!


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Recipe
STAMPS: Holiday Greetings, Winter Tree Plain Jane - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Kraft - PTI; White - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: North Pole - We R Memory Keepers; 25th & Pine - Basic Grey; Burlap & Bouquets - Fancy Pants Designs; Woodgrain - Amuse|Studio
INK: Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Baby's Breath Embossing Folder - Provo Craft; Diamond Stickles - Ranger; Sewing machine

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps November Release Day Hop

Hi there - you've made it!

Today is release day! The two fabulous new stamp sets, Old Country Roses and Vintage Postcards that we have been sharing for the past few days are now available for purchase in the Waltzingmouse Stamps store.

If you'd like to catch up on what I've created, check out my posts from Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

You should have arrived here from sweet Laurie Schmidlin's blog. The waltz starts over on Claire's blog, so be sure to head there if you're just popping in.

I have two more cards to share with you today, one from each stamp set. First up, Old Country Roses.


Why just use one stamp when you can use them all? And why just one color when you can make a rainbow?! Loving the sentiment-less card fronts with these roses. They are just too pretty on their own. I fancied up the background by embossing it with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and then scoring some diagonal lines with a scoring tool. It is deliciously vintage.


A selection of images from Vintage Postcards was used on this one-layer card. Layering these images is FUN! I tied it all up in a bow using some twine.

I hope you have enjoyed the countdown for this month's release, I have loved using these stamps - they are a must-have for your collection! The products are now available for sale in the Waltzingmouse Stamps store. The first 50 orders of £60GBP or more will receive a free Snowflake 3 Die!  All the details are on Claire's blog, along with the information about the Pin It contest!


My sweet friend Jeanne Jachna will be your next stop along the hop! Take care!


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Recipe
Rainbow Roses Card
STAMPS: Old Country Roses - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: True Thyme - SU!; Rustic Cream - PTI
INK: Poppy Parade, Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Apricot Appeal, Marigold Morning, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, More Mustard, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Kiwi Kiss, Gumball Green, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Old Olive - SU!; Cranberry Crush - Wplus9; Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - Provo Craft

Post Card
STAMPS: Vintage Postcards - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - PTI
INK: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Real Red - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Flax Twine - The Twinery; Button

Monday, December 1, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps November Release, Day 3

Hello there and welcome to Day 3 of the countdown for the November Release at Waltzingmouse Stamps. We are previewing two new sets that will be released on December 2nd.

So far we have had two days sharing previews of the Old Country Roses and Vintage Postcards sets, and today we are showing how well these two sets combine.

I am head over heels for today's cards:


This makes my heart go pitter-patter. I love, love, love the look of Old Country Roses, Vintage Postcards, and Festive Foliage together. Winter roses for the 2014 holiday card win!

My second card has a more country vibe, bringing in a Gingham stamped background.


The mini post cards were made by die cutting the card from the Gift Card It die set. Really, I just love these sets to pieces. The look is just so wonderfully vintage, but the roses are SO easy to stamp!

Here are the rest of the ladies sharing today:

Anya Schrier - you are here!

These two sets will be available for purchase tomorrow. Be sure to stop back for our traditional release day hop!


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Recipe
Christmas Roses Card
STAMPS: Old Country Roses, Vintage Postcards (available December 2), Festive Foliage - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Fine Linen - PTI; White - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: Dear Mr. Claus - Cosmo Cricket
INK: Poppy Parade, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Gumball Green, Garden Green, Always Artichoke, True Thyme, Soft Suede, Going Gray - SU!; Cranberry Crush - Wplus9; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Pinecones Die Set, Holly Sprig Die Set - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Doily - Wilton; Detail Silver Embossing Powder - Stewart Superior

Wonderful Day Card
STAMPS: Old Country Roses, Vintage Postcards (available December 2), Gingham & Co., Text It - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Kraft - PTI; White - Wplus9; Mellow Moss - SU!
PATTERNED PAPER: The Thrift Shop - October Afternoon
INK: Sahara Sand, Mellow Moss, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Barely Banana, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: card from the Gift Card It Die Set - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Apron lace border punch - Fiskars; Sewing machine

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps November Release, Day 2

Hiya!

Welcome back, its Day 2 of the countdown for the November Release at Waltzingmouse Stamps. We are previewing two new sets that will be released on December 2nd.

Yesterday, I shared the Old Country Roses set, and today we are sharing previews of the Vintage Postcards set.


Vintage Postcards is a wonderfully fun set, with different elements and motifs to create your own vintage style postcards. This particular card uses just about every stamp in the set, so you get a pretty good peek at what this one includes. I LOVE how fun and easy it was to create the collage-y look.


My second card pulls together some of the Christmas elements in the set (I don't think you can have a post card set without a Santa stamp image!) and combines them with some older sets to create this cute little card-on-a-card! The Gift Card Envelope Die is a perfect compliment to this set!

Just so you know...I want to put the postmark and cancellation images on just about everything. They are so fun!

So that is it for me today, check out the WMS Blog for more details about the cut files for this set.

Also, don't forget that each day of the previews will be highlighted on the WMS Inspiration Blog if you'd like to catch everything in one spot. But if I were you, I'd head on over to visit these other lovely ladies, who have created some gorgeous projects for today!

Anya Schrier - you are here!

So glad you stopped by! See you tomorrow with Day 3!


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Recipe
Hello Card
STAMPS: Vintage Postcards (available December 2), Fancy Phrases - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Crumb Cake - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9; Linen Vellum - PTI
PATTERNED PAPER: Carte Postale - Basic Grey
INK: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Going Gray, Baja Breeze - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Postage Stamp border punch - Fiskars; Seaweed Twine - The Twinery

Merry Christmas to You Card
STAMPS: Vintage Postcards (available December 2), Compliments of the Season, Jolly Old Elf, Splat That - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Early Espresso, Kraft - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: Woodgrain - Amuse|Studio
INK: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, True Thyme, Wild Wasabi - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Gift Card Envelope Die - Waltzingmouse Stamps

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps November Release, Day 1

Hello there!

Today I am happy to bring you Day 1 of the countdown for the November Release at Waltzingmouse Stamps. We had a slight schedule adjustment for the US Thanksgiving holiday, but now we are back to the normal countdown with previews continuing through December 1 and the release on December 2nd.

So for the next four days the Design Team will be sharing previews of two new stamp sets that will be available for purchase on December 2nd. I know I say some variation of this every release, but this month's sets are truly some of my most favorite EVER. Just you wait.

Today's previews are of the Old Country Roses set. This set features multi-stamp rose images to build gorgeous cabbage roses. It is OUTSTANDING!


With a variety of bloom and leaf sizes in this set, the images can easily stand on their own. Any more, I am a big fan of creating cards with no particular sentiment on the front. I need that versatility, and this could easily go from a get well, to a hello, to a birthday, to a thank you card.

Seriously, people. Those roses.


Each bloom features three layers, and they are super easy to line up. Just match up the centers of each flower and don't worry about the outsides. They just fall perfectly to create that full flower! I particularly like the look of them stamped on colored cardstock.

This card also features the lone sentiment in the set, along with the previously released Pretty Panel #2 Die.

Cut files will be available with this month's release, but the flowers are pretty easy to cut out on their own (plus, my Cameo is buried deep in a closet of boxes.. I'll be moving in for years).

Claire will be sharing more details about the cut files on the WMS Blog, Also, don't forget that each day of the previews will be highlighted on the WMS Inspiration Blog if you'd like to catch everything in one spot. But if I were you, I'd head on over to visit these other lovely ladies, who have created some gorgeous projects for today!

Anya Schrier - you are here!

So glad you stopped by! See you tomorrow with Day 2!


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Recipe
Pink Roses Card
STAMPS: Old Country Roses (available December 2) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Ballet Slippers, Oatmeal - Wplus9; Kraft - PTI; Certainly Celery - SU!
PATTERNED PAPER: Portrait Collection - Crate Paper
INK: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, Wild Wasabi - SU!; Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - Provo Craft; Crocheted lace

Wonderful Day Card
STAMPS: Old Country Roses (available December 2) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Dove Grey - Wplus9; Soft Sky - SU!
PATTERNED PAPER: 25th & Pine - Basic Grey
INK: Blush Blossom, Crisp Cantaloupe, Cameo Coral, Soft Sky, Sage Shadow, Going Gray - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Pretty Panel #2 Die - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Shine Bright Sequin Mix - Verve Stamps

Friday, November 14, 2014

WMS November Pajama Party


Hi there! What a great night to be cozy around the house for the November Waltzingmouse Pajama Party! The snow is swirling in my part of the world and the thought of a nice fire, some hot cocoa and some stamping sounds great.

You can find all the details of the four different challenges for tonight's party on the WMS Blog. That is also where you can link up your creations - the links are open through tomorrow evening.

The DT has joined in for some of the challenges, and I have put a few things together that hopefully inspires you to join in. First up, the Scandi tags challenge.


I am almost embarrassed at how easy this tag was! I started by die cutting the Folk Art Snowflake from vellum. Then I overlaid it onto a piece of red cardstock and die cut them both with the largest of the Stitched Tags Die Set. A second snowflake die cut from patterned paper gave me the solid circles that I used to fill in some of the spots. This is a fun technique and is really cool when you use bright colors. I added a sentiment (from Compliments of the Season Two) and that was it! Super easy, but still has that Scandinavian vibe!

Next up is the Old Pajamas Challenge, with this month's focus on the Candy Jar Christmas set.


This is one of my favorite sets, I love all the festive images. I wanted to put a few together, so I split my card front up into panels and used a different one for each. The colors and patterned paper pull it all together.

And lastly, this month's Bedtime Story Sketch:


Here is what I put together, using the newly released Flurries stamp set and Pretty Panel #1 Die Set.


This is my favorite non-traditional holiday color combo... a nice frosty blue and sweet peach. I stamped the different snowflakes randomly, added some distress ink and topped it all off with some sparkles. A really fun sketch!

I hope you will be able to join us for the party. There are four challenges and a shot at a huge prize! Have a great night!



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Recipe
Festive Greetings Tag
STAMPS: Compliments of the Season Two - WMS
CARDSTOCK: Pure Poppy - SU!; Linen Vellum - PTI
INK: Pure Poppy - SU!
OTHER: Stitched Tags Die Set, Folk Art Snowflake - WMS

Sweet Wishes Card
STAMPS: Candy Jar Christmas - WMS
CARDSTOCK: Crumb Cake - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: 25th & Pine - Basic Grey
INK: Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko
OTHER: Copic Markers; Star Dust Stickles - Ranger

Warm Winter Wishes Card
STAMPS: Flurries - WMS
CARDSTOCK: Cashmere - Wplus9; Soft Sky - SU!; Rustic Cream - PTI
INK: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Pretty Panel #1 Die Set - WMS; Star Dust Stickles - Ranger

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

Welcome to Verve's November Diva Inspirations Hop!

It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Divas to serve up some fresh inspiration with their Verve stamps! Leave some comment love along the hop spots for a chance to win a prize, then grab some stamps and play along with our November inspiration challenge for another chance to win!

This month's challenge is entitled Naturally Navy:

 
Classic, bold, timeless...navy is naturally elegant! Go nautical or pair with neutrals for a creation sure to impress.

Navy is one of those colors that I gravitate to... it always seems to pop up in my wardrobe or home decor.  Here is the card that I created for this month's challenge:

  
I used the very pretty Framed Florals set for my card.  I paired it with just a little pop of coral for an outstanding color combination.    

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Amy7. Sarah
2. Anya8. Sony
3. Betty9. Susan
4. Jen10. Maureen
5. Karen11. Stacey
6. Sankari12. Marisa

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of the hop!


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Recipe
STAMPS: Framed Florals - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: Persimmon - Basic Grey
INK: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy - SU!
OTHER: Midnight Blue Twine - The Twinery; Star Dust Stickles - Ranger; Buttons

Friday, October 31, 2014

Viva la Verve sketch challenge - October Week 5

Hello there!

I am back in action, hostessing this week's Viva la Verve sketch challenge.

Here is my sketch for this week:


Head over to the Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge blog where you can see some samples for this sketch and link up your card. I hope you'll join us - Verve gives away a fabulous prize every month!

Have a good one!



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WMS October Pajama Party


Good evening - do you have your jammies on? Its time for the October Waltzingmouse Pajama Party!

You can find all the details of the four different challenges for tonight's party on the WMS Blog. That is also where you can link up your creations - the links are open through tomorrow evening.

The DT has joined in for some of the challenges, I have put something together for the 'Old Pajamas' challenge. We are reviving an older set - this month we are using the beautiful Yonder Star stamp set.


Here is my card, a simple design using the solid star image.


I stamped the image off of the edge of the card in Sahara Sand ink and then stamped it again in cranberry and teal ink. I cut out some of the center pieces and layered them for a different look. I masked the sentiment, which was longer, to stamp just the simple word Peace.


I also put something together for this month's Bedtime Story sketch.


I used the All Hallows Eve stamp set - I really love this vintage crow image. This was a super fun sketch - just look at all those fabulous patterned papers!

I hope you will be able to join us for the party. There are four challenges and a shot at a huge prize! I hope you'll join us!



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Recipe
Peace Card
STAMPS: Yonder Star - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: White, Dove Grey - Wplus9
INK: Sahara Sand, Island Indigo - SU!; Cranberry Crush - Wplus9
OTHER: Shine Bright Sequins - Verve

Happy Haunting Card
STAMPS: All Hallows Eve, Halloween Party - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: More Mustard, Black - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: Blackbird, The Spider's Web - My Mind's Eye
INK: Going Gray - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Charcoal Twine - The Twinery; Banner Trio Die - Wplus9; Flag It Die Set, Banner Bundle Die Set - Verve