Hi friends! Welcome to the April Waltzingmouse Release Waltz! Three brand new sets are now released and can be seen over at the Waltzingmouse Store!
You won't want to miss any of the projects today! Not only are they FULL of inspiration, but someone will win a brand new Waltzingmouse stamp! Make sure to comment on all of the blogs to increase your chances of winning!
I have two cards to share with you today! The first uses the uber sweet new set, Nordic Baby! I went vintage on my card, and had a blast inking up edges and grunging up the baby a bit! I used two images from the set as well as two sentiments. I just love how the sentiments are separate so that it is easy to stamp them in different colors!
For my second card, I used the new Man of the Hour set! Oh how I love the sentiments (and wonderful mix of fonts) that Claire put into this set! What a fabulous addition to my stamp library!!
I again got all inky with my card! I started by painting a white wash over some of the patterned paper pieces and then inking up the edges in a soft brown. The focal sentiment is embossed using a dark brown embossing powder.
Ready for more inspiration? Sarah is up next on the Waltz and I'm sure she will have some serious eye candy ready for you!
Vintage Baby Card
Stamps: Nordic Baby
Paper: Tea-Thyme (Prima), Vintage Ivory c.s.
Ink: Sprin Sugar and Tattered Rose Distress Ink, Soft Leaf Shadow Ink (Hero Arts), Chamomile Vintage Ink (PTI)
Accessories: Seam Binding, Prima flower, Heart Rhinestones (Prima), Glitter, Pom pom trim, Button, Border Punch (Martha Stweart), Circle Nestabilities
Stamps: Man of the Hour
Paper: Swagger (Fancy Pants), Kraft c.s.
Ink: Versamark, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, White acrylic paint
Accessories: Buttons (Vintage Finds - Teresa Collins), Small Library Clip (SU!), Notebook Punch (American Crafts), Twine (May Arts), Sewing machine
Good morning friends! It's Thursday, and that means that over at the Bella Blog it's "Cards on Thursday"!! Here are a couple of cards that I made...
Our theme this week was to create Spring cards. I decided to use fresh, bright colors (something I definitely associate with Spring) but create a birthday card! There are lots of upcoming Spring birthdays around here so I want to be prepared! :-)
As you can see by this photo, I cut the top layer a bit short so that the patterned paper on the inside would show through to the front as well! I just can't get enough of Bella's fun patterns!
Thanks for joining me here today! Please stop back by later to see my Waltzingmouse Release Waltz post!
Birthday Girl: Party Dress, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Ciao Chip Icons; Sophisticates: Miniatures Card Sentiments; Button Market: Checkers
Bright Sunny Days Card
Sunshine & Happiness: Borders; Easter Flings & Spring Things: Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits; Ciao Chip Elements: Clouds; Button Market: Blues; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Stripe
Hi friends! It's day 3 of the Waltzingmouse Stamps April Previews! Today the design team is sharing projects made with the brand new Man of the Hour set!
Do you want my first impression of this set? It has THE coolest mix of fun fonts and fabby sayings ever! This truly is a must have masculine set!! It definitely ranks up there with my fave Waltzingmouse sets ever!
I've made two cards to share with you today...
For my first card, I chose to use my favorite sentiment from the new Man of the Hour set (which is a touch thing to say, because I love them all)! For my card background, I used one of my Silhouette files (called Intertwined Lace Background Single Fold Card). to me, it looks a little like a chain link fence and I thought it would be the perfect backdrop for this awesome stamp!
For my second card, I chose a different sentiment. This time, I stamped the background (using the Waltzingmouse Woodgrain set). I adorned the card using another shape that I cut out using my Silhouette (this one is called Longhorn).
Are you ready for more Man of the Hour inspiration? Check out what the other design team members have created...
I'm so glad you stopped by!
Hi friends! It's my turn to share some cards I made for this week's Glitz Design challenge! Lea has challenged us to use tags on our projects! I love adding tags to my cards - as fixed parts of the card, or as removable extras that can be used for other purposes (like a bookmark)!
For my first card, I created a "tag" using some patterned paper by trimming the top corners and adding ribbon to the top. For the background, I layered a beautifully patterned Peek-A-Boo over some Hello Friend patterned paper. I embellished the card using Glitzers, a Puffy Word heart, and some Title Stickers (all from the Hello Friend collection).
For my second card, I created a tag using a Whatnot that I slid into a small paper bag. This one is removable and the recipient can use it as a bookmark! This time, I used product form the Cashmere Dame collection. I made my own sentiment using some Teeny Alpha stickers in Tiffany Blue.
Thanks so much for joining me here today! ~Laurie
True Friends Card
Glitz Design Hello Friend 6" Glitz Paper Pack
Glitz Design Hello Friend Glitzers
Glitz Design Hello Friend Puffy Words
Glitz Design Hello Friend Title Stickers
Glitz Design Hello Friend Peek-A-Boos
Glitz Design Cashmere Dame 6" Glitz Paper Pack
Glitz Design Cashmere Dame Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design Cashmere Dame Glitzers
Glitz Design Cashmere Dame Whatnots
Glitz Design Teeny Alphas - Tiffany Blue
Hi there! Welcome to the second day of Waltzingmouse Stamps April previews! On April 18th, Claire is releasing three brand new sets! Yay!! :-)
Today, the design team is sharing projects made with the new Nordic Baby set! Talk about a caaauuuuute set!! Aaack! :-)
There is this wee little stamp included in this new set that immediately caught my eye! It's a piece of lace that can make beautiful decorative borders! I thought it would be perfect to add some prettiness to a onesie! After making the yellow one, I loved it so much I made another one in a light turquoise!
Ready for more Nordic Baby inspiration? Check out what the other ladies have created...
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs, Laurie
Hi friends! Welcome to the first day of the Waltzingmouse Stamps new set previews for April! Just WAIT until you see the news sets that Claire has designed! Squeeee! :-)
Today the design team is sharing projects made with the new My Kind of Guy set! Having four boys in the house (DH and three sons), I know that I will be using this set often!
One of the things that struck me right away, was the detailed border and decorative stamps included in this set! To me, they look exactly like something I would see on my husband's saddle, chinks, or spur straps! LOVE it!
For my card, I started by stamping the Cabin Plaid Backgrounder stamp on my background layer. I added a couple of borders (one using the already made border and one making my own with a couple of the decorative stamps). For the focal image, I stamped the frame and then filled it with 4 different sentiments. I love how many of the included sentiments are separate, so I can easily stamp them in different colors!
Ready for more My Kind of Guy inspiration? Check out what the other ladies have created...
I'm so glad you stopped by today! Hugs, Laurie
Happy Friday friends! Last weekend I spend some time purging and organizing my stamp room. I had been feeling like my room was closing in on me...with ever growing mounds of supplies piling up...with no room to put it all away! I am not a stamper that can create in a chaotic environment very well, and noticed that my mojo was suffering. I would have done this earlier, but I've been so sick (for what feels like forever) so I didn't really feel up to it. Well, I can now say my room is MUCH better! I still have some plans to go through all of my embellishment drawers and patterned paper but for now I am happy! :-)
Well, along the way I discovered where some fun goodies were "hiding"! LOL! Among those were some My Mind's Eye paper (from the Collectable "Remarkable" collection) and some wooden embellishments! So...they are what inspired my card today.
I knew that I wanted to paper piece some flowers, so I went digging through my Verve collection (they have GREAT flowers)! When I saw the newest set, Surely Goodness, I knew this was the set I wanted to use! I cut out the flowers using the Goodness Flowers Die Set.
I also organized aaaalllllllll my ribbon (and wow, do I have a lot of ribbon LOL!), and found this fun Espresso scalloped organza (from Stampin' Up!)! :-) Hooray for "new" things! Teeheee!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs, Laurie
Hi friends! I'm popping in quickly to share a card I made using some new (and some not so new) Paper Smooches goodies!
My card features the new Baby Shower Dies! Just look at that sweet little onesie...so cute! :-) I also used a couple of my favorite Paper Smooches products - the Streamers stamp set and matching Streamers Dies! Seriously, these are definitely my go-to products!
Well, that's all from me today! Thanks for stopping by!