Sunday, September 14, 2014

WMS September Pajama Party


Good evening - do you have your jammies on? Its time for the September 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 Seasonal Flourish stamp set.


I am feeling particularly fond of plaid again now (must be this cooler fall weather we're having) and I paired the Warm Wishes sentiment with some homemade plaid using Offbeat Backgrounds.


The little teacups are from the Afternoon Tea stamp set and were paper pieced. Very cozy, no?

So 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
STAMPS: Seasonal Flourish, Offbeat Backgrounds, Afternoon Tea - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Night of Navy, Going Gray - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: Burlap & Bouquets - Fancy Pants Designs
INK: Night of Navy, Going Gray, Sage Shadow - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger; White Pigment - Wplus9
OTHER: Baby's Breath Embossing Folder - Provo Craft; Sewing machine

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thank You

Happy Saturday!

Today I have a card I made for this week's Viva la Verve sketch challenge.

Charmaine is hosting this week, and she has provided a fabulously versatile sketch.


Here is the card I created, taking the opportunity to stamp my own patterned background for the large focal piece.


And who doesn't love a good sentiment banner? ;)

I used the Autumn Splendor set, but there are lots of other great leaf options in Verve sets that would also look great for a technique like this.

If you'd like to join us for the sketch challenge, please head over to the Viva la Verve sketch challenge blog. You can find all the details on how to upload your creation and be eligible for the monthly prize!

I hope you have a great weekend!



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Recipe
STAMPS: Autumn Splendor - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake - SU!
PATTERNED PAPER: Persimmon - Basic Grey
INK: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede - SU!


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

WMS Pajama Party - this Sunday!


Hi there! I wanted to let you know that the next WMS Pajama Party is planned for this Sunday, September 14th!

There will be four different challenges, with fabulous prizes. Claire has posted the challenges ahead of time, so I encourage you to visit the WMS Blog to get all the information. I hope you'll join us!





Friday, September 5, 2014

September Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

Welcome to Verve's September 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 September inspiration challenge for another chance to win!

This month's challenge is entitled Sweet September:



Sugar-high! Get sugary sweet with pastels, cupcakes or candy. Create a calorie free confection to delight the senses! Feel free to use the graphic as inspiration or not.

Here is what I created.  I double-dipped this month and used the first Viva la Verve sketch of September to help jump start my card.



I paper pieced the fun cupcake image from the Carpe Cupcake set for my card.  I paired it with some bright and fun patterned paper and a little bit of glitter.  Yummy!  

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. Julee7. Sarah
2. Amy8. Sony
3. Anya9. Susan
4. Betty10. Maureen
5. Karen11. Stacey
6. Sankari12. Marisa


Anni-VERVE-sary Sale


We've got some sweet savings in the store with all of our brand new releases marked 10% off and some of our sweetest stamps & dies from releases past marked 20% off!

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


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Recipe
STAMPS: Carpe Cupcake - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9; Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding - SU!
PATTERNED PAPER: Burlap and Bouquets - Fancy Pants Designs
INK: Crumb Cake - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Flag It Die Set - Verve Stamps; Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - Provo Craft; Natural Solid Twine - The Twinery; Diamond Stickles - Ranger; Sewing machine

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thanks a Bunch

Good morning, I have a little card to share with you today that I made for the most recent Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge. It seems like I need a little help whenever I sit down to make a card any more, so when I saw what Claire had made, I jumped on their sketch challenge as well.


Here I combined the newly released Hello Happy Thanks with the Simple Sprig set.


Instead of using the sprig image as is, I decided it would flow better on the card to snip the leaves apart. I added some of the rose and berry images to accent the leaves and tie the colors together.

This Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge is open until Thursday if you have the chance to join in!



Take care,



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Recipe
STAMPS: Hello Happy Thanks, Simple Sprig - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Dove Grey, Oatmeal - Wplus9; Dusty Durango - SU!
PATTERNED PAPER: Persimmon - Basic Grey
INK: Dusty Durango, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive - SU!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Team Talk

Hello there! Can you believe that it is September already? Fall is on its way!

Just a quick note to let you know that I am posting on the Waltzingmouse Inspiration Blog today! I hope you'll stop by :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WMS August Release Day Blog Hop

Hi there!

Today is release day! The eight new stamp sets and coordinating dies that we have been sharing for the past few days are 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.

As usual, Blog Waltz prizes are up for grabs! One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments left on one of the Design Team blogs, so let us know what you think of the new release! You have until 11:59 PM EST on August 29th to leave your comments. The winner will be announced on the WMS Blog on the 30th.

Today's first card just might be my favorite of the release. I really have enjoyed using the Boo and Friends stamp set - the images are perfect for a non-colorer like me to color, and they are just fun! I know my nieces and nephews will get a kick out of these for Halloween.


The witch ghost was stamped and colored with Copics, then cut out and adhered right to my card front with dimensional foam tape. I added some stars, the speech bubble sentiment, and some glitter for good measure.

My second card is a little different - I debated sharing it, but here it is!


I used one of the accompanying circle images from the Great Big Owl stamp set to stamp a design, then combined it with one of the large words from Hello Happy Thanks. Not quite how it looked in my mind's eye, but you'll have that sometimes (for me, usually!).

I hope you have enjoyed the countdown for this month's release. The products are now available for sale in the Waltzingmouse Stamps store.

Jeanne Jachna will be your next stop along the hop, don't forget to comment for your chance to win! Take care!


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Recipe
Boo Card
STAMPS: Boo and Friends (available August 27th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink - Tsukineko
OTHER: Copic Markers; Diamond Stickles - Ranger

Thanks Card
STAMPS: Great Big Owl, Hello Happy Thanks (available August 27th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9; Going Gray, Almost Amethyst - SU!
INK: Pink Pirouette, Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, Almost Amethyst - SU!; Slate - Amuse

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release, Day 3

Hi there!

Today I am back with Day 3 of the countdown for the August Release at Waltzingmouse Stamps.

The WMS Design Team has been sharing previews of eight new stamp set and coordinating dies that will be available for purchase tomorrow!

Today we have three more sets to share. I have to be honest - today is the day that I am most excited about. Hello fall stamps!

Previewing today: Boo and Friends, the coordinating Peek a Boo Sentiments, and Great Big Owl.


The Boo and Friends stamp set is an adorably cute Halloween set. The set features Boo (a ghost) with three of her costumed friends. The coordinating Peek a Boo Sentiments provides the coordinating punny lines to go with it. A great stamp set if you're the coloring type!

For my card, I stamped the bat onto gray cardstock and trimmed him out - coordinating dies will be available for all the images in the set!


Next up, the Great Big Owl set. Mr. Owl is a stern fellow, he's not your cutesy big twinkly-eyed type (and I love him)!

Playing around with this set, I was so reminded of the vintage Halloween decorations with the bold colors and slightly 'off' printing. I overlapped both the outline and solid images to achieve the look of this card. The set features a handful of sentiments that fit right there in Mr. Owl's belly, but as you can see, they are great on their own as well. Lots of other little coordinating elements in this set, per Claire's typical style that I am looking forward to combining. Dies will be available for this set, too!

So what do you think? Cutesy Halloween, or spooky Halloween?? Tomorrow we'll be back with our final release day hop - and the sets will be available for purchase - but until then be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team links for today. Enjoy!

Anya Schrier - you are here!

So glad you stopped by! Have a great day!


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Recipe
Fangtastic Halloween Card
STAMPS: Boo and Friends, Peek a Boo Sentiments (available August 27th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Kraft, Black, Soft Stone - PTI; Basic Gray - SU!
PATTERNED PAPER: Story Teller - Crate Paper
INK: Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Chevron Embossing Folder - Sizzix; Corner Rounder; Twine

Boo to You Card
STAMPS: Great Big Owl (available August 27th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9; Early Espresso - SU!
INK: Early Espresso, Dusty Durango, More Mustard - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger

Monday, August 25, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release, Day 2

Hi there!

Today I am back with Day 2 of the countdown for the August Release at Waltzingmouse Stamps.

For the next three days we will be sharing previews of eight new stamp set and coordinating dies that will be available for purchase on August 27th.

Today we have three sets to share. Continuing the baby theme, we have Little Darlings and Little Darlings Sentiments. Also starting the holiday prep with 'Tis the Season.

Little Darlings and Little Darlings Sentiments are an image and sentiment set combo with more lovely Victorian styling. I find recently I am really leaning toward some simpler, cleaner designs, so here's my take on a CAS design with some vintage twist.

Featuring the fabulous pram from Little Darlings:


I stamped and trimmed out the little buggy, layering it on the largest Stitched Tag Die as well as the new Picot Panel. A little row of pink bows completes the design.

A sampling of the elegant phrases from Little Darlings Sentiments:


I combined two phrases for my card - you will love the options in this set!

And finally, a card using 'Tis the Season.


This set features a handful of large scale holiday phrases that will take front and center on your cards. For my card I paired it with the Musical Backgrounds and Festive Foliage sets for a little extra holiday leaning.

So that is it for me today. I hope you like what you've seen so far. I'll be back with more tomorrow, but until then be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team links for today. We will be sharing previews through Wednesday when the sets will be available for purchase. Enjoy!

Anya Schrier - you are here!

So glad you stopped by! Have a great day!


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Recipe
Special Delivery Card
STAMPS: Little Darlings (available August 27th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Soft Stone - PTI; White, Ballet Slippers - Wplus9
INK: Going Gray, Pink Pirouette - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Stitched Tag Die, Picot Panel Die (available August 27th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps

Bundle of Sweetness Card
STAMPS: Little Darlings Sentiments (available August 27th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9; Groovy Guava, Perfect Plum - SU!; Lemon Tart - PTI
INK: Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Baby's Breath Embossing Folder - ProvoCraft; Shine Bright Sequin Mix - Verve Stamps

Very Merry Christmas Card
STAMPS: 'Tis the Season (available August 27th), Musical Backgrounds, Festive Foliage - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke - SU!; Vintage Cream - PTI
INK: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke - SU!; Cranberry Crush - Wplus9; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Pinecones Die Set; Diamond Stickles - Ranger

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release, Day 1

Good Morning!

Today I am happy to bring you Day 1 of the countdown for the August Release at Waltzingmouse Stamps.

For the next three days we will be sharing previews of eight new stamp set and coordinating dies that will be available for purchase on August 27th.

Today we are focusing on the Vintage Baby Shower and Hello Happy Thanks stamp sets.

First up, Vintage Baby Shower.


As the name implies, this set is full of vintage baby shower images and elegant sentiments. I stamped the parasol image in the background and layered a sentiment on top. I accented the panel with a pair of the baby booties image. I love that the color combo on this card is feminine, yet it doesn't scream pink.

My second card today highlights the Hello Happy Thanks set along with the new Picot Panel die.


This set features the large focal words 'Hello', 'Happy' and 'Thanks' along with accompanying phrases. I stamped my sentiment onto the Picot Panel die cut and layered it on to more die cuts of the same. Isn't it so elegant and frilly? This card reminds me of a lovely vintage apron.

So that is it for me today. I hope you like what you've seen so far. I'll be back with more tomorrow, but until then be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team links for today. We will be sharing previews through Wednesday when the sets will be available for purchase. Enjoy!

Anya Schrier - you are here!

So glad you stopped by! Have a great day!


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Recipe
Baby Shower Card
STAMPS: Vintage Baby Shower (available August 27th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal, Soft Honeydew - Wplus9
INK: Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Ripple - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Linen Twine - SU!; Textile Embossing Folder - ProvoCraft

Wanted to Say Hello
STAMPS: Hello Happy Thanks (available August 27th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Soft Sky - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: The Thrift Shop - October Afternoon
INK: Island Indigo - SU!
OTHER: Picot Panel Die (available August 27th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps