Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sharing a Secret and Waltzingmouse Stamps!

I have been keeping a secret for a while now and I'm so very excited that I can finally share it with you!

Claire Brennan of Waltzingmouse Stamps has chosen me to be on her brand new Design Team !!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (did I say LOVE?!?) these wonderful stamps with Claire's special 'Irish' touch to the sentiments and images.

So today she is having the GRAND OPENING of her new Waltzingmouse Stamps Web Store and has asked all of her Design Team to create some cards/projects highlighting her stamps. We'll be posting things all week so be sure to keep checking back!

Today - I wanted to use her wonderful label stamp from the Vintage Christmas set. I think a special tag dresses up even the smallest of gifts and makes them really special don't you??!

First I made two traditional Christmas/Holiday labels.

On this one I stamped the holly on blue card stock to be a contrast on the green tag. I cut it out and popped it up on a foam dimensional. The berries are on the holly stamp but are also a separate stamp so it's easy to stamp them a different color and cut them out to layer them on.

And here's a second one.

Then I looked through Claire's other stamp sets to see what else I could use with this wonderful label stamp. I found lots of ideas in the Celtic Heritage Set.

First I made a tag for a wedding gift - My niece just got married this past May and her colors were raspberry and avocado so that was the inspiration for my tag. I just love the claddaugh symbol of two hands sharing one heart.

Then I stamped up this cute little swaddled baby image for a new baby girl tag. Obviously this would be great for a new baby boy using blues - or in green, yellow or purple when you don't know what sex the baby is when you give the gift!

I have loved thistle ever since I visited Scotland several years ago where I saw so much of it on our travels through that beautiful country! I don't know what I would use this tag for !?!? but I love how it looks! - maybe a bookmark or a tag for a gift of shortbread cookies? First I stamped the thistle in avocado, then stamped it again in plum pudding, cut out the flower and layered it over the avocado stamping.

And finally I made a tag for a new neighbor gift using this pretty Irish scroll pattern stamp that fit perfectly inside the label oval! So - just because this label stamp is in a Christmas set - you can see how versatile it is for many other occasions!

Now I bet you want to see who else is on the Waltzingmouse Design Team???

I am just so thrilled and honored to be working with these talented ladies and with Claire's wonderful stamps!!





Be sure to check out their blogs to see what fun things they have to offer this week as well as checking out Claire's new Waltzingmouse Web Store!!
And check out Claire's blog to see her wonderful creations using 6 sets just released today!

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today and sharing my exciting news! If you have a few minutes - you can see all the projects I've ever made using Waltzingmouse stamps here.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse: Very Vintage Christmas, Celtic Heritage
Paper: Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, white, Vintage Cream: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado, Berry Sorget, Enchanted Evening, Raspberry Fizz: PTI
Accessories: Large Eyelets: SU, Satin Ribbons - Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz: PTI, Crop a dile, foam dimensionals

23 comments:

Bonnie said...

YAY!! The day is finally here! I love love LOVE your tags! They are so gorgeous Julia! I have actually fallen in love with the thistle tag - truly!!!

Kelly Ellis (kraftykelly) said...

Julia. This is so amazing. Congratulations! I can't wait to check out all your amazing creations!

Claire Brennan said...

WOW Julia!!! Big hugs!! Gorgeous work!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Congrats Julia! The new stamps sets are just lovely!

Molly B said...

Congtrats on the DT Julia! I've already been to the store and have 2 sets on the way. Great tags, now I wish I had added this one to my order. There is always a next time! Congrats again!

Belinda said...

Love the tags and that they're so versatile -- not just xmas!

~amy~ said...

Julia, congrats on the new DT!!!! Fabulous tags...you've done a wonderful job on each and everyone :)

jdmommy said...

How fabulous!! How lucky Clare is to have you on her DT!! The tags you showed today are wonderful, and all so different!! Congratulations to you and to her!!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Congrats on making the team! These are just gorgeous...I love every one of them!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations to you!

anya said...

Julia, every single one of these tags is wonderful! I love how versatile your ideas are - the thistle tag is fantastic! Can't wait to see more of your fab work!

Sharron said...

Congratulations! Your tags are wonderful and will look forward to checking your future Waltzingmouse projects!

dpkennedy said...

Woo hoo, congrats Julia! That's awesome! I love the mouse logo!! Your tags are gorgeous! They will most definitely dress up any package!

Crystal said...

Julia these are AWESOME!!! What great tags!!! You rock girl!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic examples of uses for this set. I am using it right now on a card, so imagine my surprise to see so many wonderful examples to motivate me! Congrats on being chosen for Claire's team...she made a wonderful choice!

Velta said...

Julia ~ These are great!!! I just bought a eyelet maker (?) do not know what it is called. And also, contrats on being chosen for the team. I love your tags!

Sharli said...

Awesome!!! I knew it would be so - just had a hunch - you do such magic with Claire's stamps! Congratulations!!!

Hugs!

Julie Masse said...

HUGE congrats Julia!! I know how wonderful you will be on Claire's team and what fun you'll have!! LOVE all your great tags - fabulous job! :)

Joan Ervin said...

Congrats, Julia, on your new DT gig!!!!! You have been ROCKIN these wonderful stamps lately!!!! I love all the tags you made...perfect for any occasion!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Congratulations, Julia! You will make Claire proud of the beautiful creations you will and have made with her wonderful stamps.

Love the tags you made!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Yeah!! Congrats to you Julia!! I just love Victorian style and this set is so pretty!! TFS! HUGS

Julie said...

WOW, look at all those beautiful tags!! Congrats on your news, Julia!! :)

Sonia said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Tags!!!
Love all the tags you made, perfect for any occasion.


**Sony**