September 18, 2011

WMS September Release-Day 3

     I must thank you all again for your comments. I appreciate you taking the time to leave me words of inspiration! Well, tomorrow’s the day. The design team will have a blog waltz and the four amazing sets we’ve been previewing will be available to purchase!
     Today the Waltzingmouse Design Team is previewing Hocus Pocus. It is an awesome set that has fabulous sentiments and images that coordinate wonderfully with previously released WMS Halloween sets.
     My background uses previously released  WMS sets. All other images, with the exception of the bat, are from Hocus Pocus. I hope my use of multiple sets shows you how well the new and “old” all work together.

Happy Haunting

     This is one of the mega-sized dies from Spellbinders. It is part of a set especially designed for album making. I used it to create the intricate edges on my card. Exploring what Spellbinders dies one has can lead to a whole new way of using them, for edgers as an example. I need to remember this when I feel I’ve hit a layout rut. Of course, the Mischief Makers solve this problem on a weekly basis!

Spellbinders 1

     I appreciate you stoppin’ by for a peak of what’s in store for this month. But the fun certainly doesn’t stop here. The other design team members have fabulous peeks to share with you!

Anya Schrier
Belinda Chang Langner
Claire Brennan
Clare Buswell
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Kate Whelan (Mi, mi, mi, miiii)
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker


  1. WOW! That is some stamping there! LOVE your background, a fabulous combination of stamps and colours!

  2. love the way you combined all those images to make a bespoke background - it really looks amazing!! Great job showcasing the stamps. The Spellbinders shape works brilliantly on your card x

  3. Oh wow! what a fabby card, love the busy background!! Big Hugs!!!

  4. Oh I've been waiting for a card from Kate Whelan, Background Specialist! This is amazing, looks just like patterned paper that I would buy at the store. That Nestie is perfect, very "bat-like" in fact :) Awesome inspiration, as always!

  5. Awesome job! Great the use of the die!

  6. What an amazing background! I love finding what sets work together.. its one of my favorite things to do! The pattern you've created is so rich in color and interest. I would have never thought to use those dies like that either! Love it!

  7. Love your background! I've tried backgrounds like that and they just look like a big mess! You do have an eye for that! Thanks for sharing your awesome card!

  8. Amazing background as always Kate, it looks so professional! Love the birds on the fence as well very spooky:)
    Val x

  9. I am a huge fan of WM stamps and I know how well all the sets mix and match together.
    What makes me sigh about and fall in love with this card is the perfect way you used your stamps. I'm impressed; your ideas are always sparkling with creativity and the result is always breathtaking. The tags were a lovely sneak peek and already made my jaw drop. It hit the floor now :) Love this card; WOW!!

  10. I was just waiting for a fabuloso background from you Kate - and here it is!! Love the colors you used on it and the great mixture of stampings! what a great die cut for your panels - the orange on the bottom really packs a punch!

  11. Look at you...what a grate card. You truly are the background Queen, creating stunning backgrounds that always amaze me. This project is a prime example of that. Awesome job.

  12. I think your card really highlighted how well WM stamp sets coordinate with one another. That patterned paper background was so creative, can't believe you stamped it yourself. I love the spellbinder die you used for the focal point layer. REally great job.

  13. You make the most amazing backgrounds... genius!! fabulous card!

  14. Your card is just amazing, thank you for sharing it.

  15. I love those colours - and the info on the big die from Spellbinders - and the way you created your own background it all!

  16. Kate - you've done it again!! The background stamping on this card is just brilliant - I love the way you've mixed the sparkles from one set with the new stuff - it's brilliant!

  17. Kate - that background stamping just steals the show - it's hard not to keep looking at it and see if I can figure out what sets it came from. The colors are brilliant!

  18. I love everything about this card - the colors, the stamps you chose, the papers. It all goes so well together!

  19. A great card! Nice use of the paper and -wow! Love the shape you used!

  20. Your background on this card is absolutely brilliant!! Love it!



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