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!

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!

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!

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!

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