June 30, 2011

WMS July Release-Day 3

     Wow! It’s day 3 of the Waltzingmouse Stamps July release. Tomorrow’s the big day!! Big hugs and blessings for all your comments and get well wishes!
     There are eight sets releasing this month, so it is a bit of a challenge in itself to show you every set to it’s fullest…I’m sure that’s why Claire has such an awesome (and large) design team; everyone is sure to show you something different and cover all the bases.
     Today, I am showing you my most favorite set of this release, You’re Lovely. age style sentiment are all from the set.Vintage Style 1

     For some reason the bottom corners photographed funky. IRL, the bottom corners are the exact same as the top. Not quite sure what photography trick was at work, but you get the gist. Here, everything but the sentiment is from You’re Lovely. The sentiment, you saw it yesterday (yes, I love it), is from Big Day Essentials. Once again, this is a flat panel card. The idea here is to run the silver cardstock through the printer for all the deets and then attach the decorative panels. I think this card could work for both a wedding or a prom. If used for a prom, it could be sent to a bunch of girlfriends for a “let’s get ready together” get-together.Vintage Style 2

      This card also uses the You’re Lovely set, but the flowers are from the Eat Cake set, which I will be showing you tomorrow. That fabulous flourish is from the first of a series called Flourishes-Scallops & Dots. The oval shadow stamp from Ovals-Classic Frames is perfect to ground the image. I used Victorian Frippery for the border because it is the perfect vintage compliment.Vintage Style 3

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Flourishes-Scallops & Dots (July ’11), Eat Cake (July ’11), You’re Lovely (July ’11), Victorian Frippery
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart, London Fog
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Silver Shimmer; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU! Basic Gray
Other:
Copic markers, Spellbinders Grand Calibur and Fancy Tags die; i-rock Crystal Hot Rocks, WRMK Corner Chomper; Recollections adhesive faux pearls

To make sure you see all eight sets to their fullest, you will want to make sure to make the rounds to all the design teams’ blogs…

Anya Schrier
Belinda Chang Langner
Bonnie Sharp
Claire Brennan (She’s so fabbby!)
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Kate Whelan (You guessed it!)
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker

June 29, 2011

WMS July Release-Day 2

     Welcome back for day 2 of Waltzingmouse Stamps July release! Thank you oh so much for the comments. I always love to hear what you have to say!
     Today the WMS Design Team is showcasing two wedding-themed sentiments that are large and oh so lovely.
     I am continuing my post from yesterday and showing you the inside of the gift card holder. Today it is all about the sentiments and I just love how Claire made them so elegant. *sigh*Bride & Groom 1

     To finish off the front of the insert, I used the background stamp from Asian Gardens for a very simple border and it visually ties the insert and the outside of the card together.Bride & Groom 2

     The inside is a bit hard to see what I’ve done. The insert is three fold with one end glued onto the middle section. Before I glued it, I punched two small holes and cut a slit connecting them making the opening to insert the gift card.
     I think these two sentiments are wedded bliss! They both come from the soon to be released set Big Day Additions.Bride & Groom 3

     Like I said yesterday, I think this holder could be tweaked to become an easy wedding invitation. There is room for a reply envelope and the slot could hold the RSVP and reception info instead of a gift card. My goal is to try to make this into a template and post for you all to use. Wish me luck!!!

     Next up, a “save the date” card. Actually, it is not a card in the sense that you open it up; it’s just one panel. I designed it so that it could be run through a printer (before the embellishments are added) to add the names of the parties and the date. A magnet could be added to the back so it can be hung on the recipient’s fridge. The hearts are from the previously released set Sweethearts. It makes an awesome compliment to this month’s release…think Valentine’s and then some. I will play with the combo more for August’s SOAP.
     The rests of the sets are from this months release. The large oval and matching border are from Ovals-Classic Frames. The silhouettes are from Cameo Creations, The sentiment comes from Big Day EssentialsSave the Date 1

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Asian Gardens, Sweethearts, Big Day Additions (July ’11), Big Day Essentials (July '11), Ovals-Classic Frames (July ’11), Cameo Creations (July ’11)
Ink: SU! River Rock, Real Red; Ranger Antique Linen; VersaMagic Midnight Black
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist; SU! Very Vanilla, River Rock, Real Red; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Ribbon: Unknown lace
Other:
Recollections adhesive faux pearls

     My friends, creative genius is just a click away… 

Anya Schrier
Belinda Chang Langner
Bonnie Sharp
Claire Brennan (She’s so fabby)
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Kate Whelan (U R here)
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker

June 28, 2011

WMS July Release-Day 1

     Welcome, welcome, welcome! Welcome to the first day of Waltzingmouse Stamps July release!!!  Things are pretty romantic this month... oh la la!! I was ready for some Nestie-friendly oval stamps and if you’re like me, well, then this release will have you especially excited! Wooohooo! 
     I opted for a clean and simple romantic look because my “shabby chic” always seems to turn into “shabby chit”. Leaving paper “plain” is a real hard thing for me to do. I am on the fence about all of that plain Aqua Mist just glaring at me, but I keep telling myself that I am going for the “understated elegance” look and I keep slapping my hand hand as it tries to grab a stamp.

Cameo 2

     I copied the template for this gift card holder from one I received for my birthday. I think it could do double duty as a wedding invitation with some minor tweaks. I used stamps that we are showcasing tomorrow on the inside, so there is a bit of a surprise element here…I will show you the inside of the holder and what the insert looks like (think BIG) tomorrow. The July release sets I used are Oval-Classic Frames for the oval leaf border and Cameo Creations for the couple. I used the background stamp from Asian Gardens for the belly band because it is elegant with a natural feel.Cameo 1

     The cameo of the young girl, the frame and the sentiment are from soon to be released (July 1st) Cameo to Go set. The scalloped border stamp (i.e., half an oval) is from this month’s release Ovals-Classic Frames.

Cameo 3

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Asian Gardens, Cameo to Go (July ‘11 release),  Cameo Creations (July ‘11 release), Ovals-Classic Frames (July ‘11 release)
Ink: SU! Blushing Bride, River Rock, Crumb Cake; Ranger Antique Linen
Paper: SU! Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, River Rock; PTI Aqua Mist; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Other:
Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Nestabilities; Recollections adhesive faux pearls

     On a personal note, I had a surprise appendectomy last Tuesday and am finally feeling back to myself. Hopefully, I have had the last of a wet basement (it flooded again while I was in the hospital). The landscapers, and potentially a carpenter, are working to resolve the problem once and for all. I couldn’t be more ecstatic to have a dry stamping room!!!

     Please keep on clickin’ because the rest of the design team ladies have creations to share that I know you won’t want to miss!

Anya Schrier
Belinda Chang Langner
Bonnie Sharp
Claire Brennan (Ms. Brennan, if you’re Janet Jackson)
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Kate Whelan (That’s me!)
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker

June 13, 2011

Spring Sunset

     I am blogging from my deck tonight. I thought the following card was appropriate because it was inspired by a sunset I watched twinkle and glimmer through the new spring leaves while sitting on my deck a few weeks back. Now I find I am inundated with swarms of mosquitoes. I’ll have to find a remedy for that because deck blogging is so much better than in the creepy crawly basement blogging!

Celebrate

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Tiny Trees, Victorian Alphabet (period), Asian Gardens, Asian Gardens Additions, Free Spirit-Boy
Ink: SU! Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette; Memento; Versamark
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Ribbon: Unknown
Other:
Silver embossing powder

Unfortunately, the mosquitoes have won and I am forced to head back indoors. Thanks for poppin’ by for a look!

June 4, 2011

WMS June SOAP-Day 4

     Whoops! I had an exhausting day and almost pulled a Rip Van Winkle, but I awoke in the nick of time! Today is the day the design team is rewinding to showcase an oldie but goodie, Free Spirit-Boy.
     I know, I have had way too much fun with these die-cut bags, but with their being only $1 for 12 of them it turned out to be a win-win situation! I think today’s bags would work great to hold a gift card or small treat for a little guy.

FS Boy 1

FS Boy 2

FS Boy 3

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Free Spirit-Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments, Bitty Banners, Very Vintage Labels No. 3
Ink: Memento
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Dollar store die-cut bags
Other:
Spellbinders Calibur & Nestabilities

     Thank you all for following along with us! I appreciate your comments so much and have enjoyed reading them. They brighten my day!
     

Now, the deets on the CASE (copy and share everything) competition!
     Find a card or project from any of the projects posted over the past few days by the WMS Design Team, CASE that project using Waltzingmouse Stamp images, and link it using the Inlinkz on Claire’s blog at http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.com/. At the end of the competition, one project will be randomly selected to be highlighted with a Parade of its own on several of the Design Team blogs.
    You have one week to complete and link your project as the competition will close on June 10th at 8:00 AM Claire’s time, which is 3 AM Eastern, 2 AM Central and Midnight, Pacific time. The winner will be announced on Claire’s blog on June 11th.

It’s time to check out more of the creativity the design team ladies have to share so keep on clickin’! :)

Anya Schrier
Belinda Chang Langner
Bonnie Sharp
Carly Robertson
Claire Brennan (The one who makes it all possible)
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Kate Whelan (You are here)
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker

June 3, 2011

WMS June SOAP-Day 3

     Welcome back and thanks for joining us for day 3 of the Waltzingmouse Stamp of Approval Parade. The design team is offering up more creative ways to use the stamps from the May release. I am sharing a quick set of five mini thank you note cards tucked in a matching bag (two of the five are in the bag). It will make a nice hostess gift. The cards should work perfect for a quick note of thanks.
     Tomorrow the design team will be showcasing Free Spirit-Boy. We will also be providing more details on the June CASE competition, so keep your eyes peeled for a design team member’s card that inspires you!

So Sweet 1

So Sweet 2

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Dainty Doilies 2-Small, Dainty Doilies-Large (sentiments), Very Vintage Christmas
Ink: SU! Real Red
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Dollar store die cut box
Ribbon: PTI Pure Poppy

You’ll want to keep on clickin’. The rest of the gals have tons more inspiration to share with you!

Anya Schrier
Bonnie Sharp
Carly Robertson
Claire Brennan
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Kate Whelan (You are here)
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker

June 2, 2011

WMS June SOAP-Day 2

    Howdy!! Today is the second day of Waltzingmouse Stamps June Stamp of Approval Parade. I call today’s post “Rhinestone Cowgirl,” woohooo! I was going for a bandana/Western theme. I got a bit carried away on the card’s bandana background. I was intending to go for a more CAS background, but I got carried away (with all the bits and pieces in WMS sets it’s way too easy to get carried away). I will have to give CAS another shot! ;)

Howdy

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Gingham & Co., Dainty Doilies-Large, Free Spirit-Boy, Back in the Saddle, Faux Fun Circles (small flower), Vintage Alphabet (period), Victorian Frippery, Vintage Banners (small star), other misc. WMS sets
Ink: Memento Lady Bud, Tuxedo Black; PTI Fresh Snow; SU! Real Red
Paper: PTI Pure Poppy; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Unknown dollar store die cut bag
Ribbon: PTI True Black saddle stitch; Unknown black gingham
Other:
Spellbinders Nestabilities, Grand Calibur; i-rock Crystal Hot Rocks; Copic marker

Please be sure to see what the rest of the design team has whipped up!

Anya Schrier
Belinda Chang Langner
Bonnie Sharp
Carly Robertson
Claire Brennan
Jennifer Holmes

Julia Aston
Kate Whelan
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker

June 1, 2011

WMS June SOAP-Day 1

     Welcome to the first day of Waltzingmouse Stamps (WMS) June Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP)! The WMS Design Team is showcasing the stamps from the May release over the next three days (June 1-3). On June 4th, we rewind it back a bit to highlight an older stamp set and details will be provided on the June SOAP CASE competition.     
     I was in Wal-Mart when I saw the traditional picnic print tablecloths on display. Gingham & Co. was just the ticket to create the background for summer BBQ invites (I had July 4th in mind for us in the U.S.). I used the small flower from Faux Fun Circles to complete the tablecloth design. I thought using red would be perfect, since it is the “standard” tablecloth color, but I like the blue background best.

BBQ 1

BBQ 2

BBQ 3

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Gingham & Co., Faux Fun Circles, Join Us, Bitty Banners, Vintage Banners (small star),Vintage Alphabet, Very Vintage Labels Nos. 2, 3 & 4
Ink: Memento Danube Blue, Lady Bug
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Ribbon: Unknown Red & Blue gingham
Other:
Spellbinders Nestabilities, Grand Calibur

More design team inspiration is only a “click” away!!

Anya Schrier
Belinda Chang Langner
Bonnie Sharp
Carly Robertson
Claire Brennan (The one and only!)
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Kate Whelan (Me!)
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker

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