Saturday, May 1, 2010

It's Finally Here!!! The May Release WMS DT Blog Waltz!!!

Today we are celebrating the One Year Birthday of Waltzingmouse Stamps! And what better way to celebrate than with CAKE!!!! and a DT blog waltz to see lots of different cakes!?!?!

You should start the Blog Waltz at Claire's - if you've come here from Laurie - you're on the right track!
Not only is Claire releasing 8 beautiful new stamp sets today - but she has also created this fun cake template for you to purchase!!!

I'm SO excited for Claire celebrating her fabulous first year as WMS - I just had to make two slices of cake to share today!
My first piece is a traditional "pretty" cake complete with silver dragees (yes I looked that term up on Wikipedia!) and lovely roses I made from Mulberry Paper. The cake and frosting are stamped with a background stamp from Picnic Patterns.

I lined the box with Claire's Digital DP Celtic Squares. It's like a custard filling!
My coordinating Birthday Card uses the same background stamp as well as a sentiment and frame from Fancy Phrases. The frames in this set fit the Fancy Tags Shapeabilities. The dragees are made with Liquid Pearls.For the inside of my card I stamped a frame from the Vintage Labels 10 set, cut it out with a Labels 10 Nestability and stamped a quote from the Words of Wisdom Set inside the frame.
My second cake is a slice of Carrot Cake (use your imagination a little please! LOL!!). I used another background stamp from Picnic Patterns for the cake and embossed the "cream cheese" frosting with the Divine Swirl Cuttlebug folder! I cut a top triangle from the template and dry embossed that separately and attached it to the top of the pie (the template is too big to fit the whole thing at once in the Cuttlebug embossing folder)


The ribbon around the cake represents the cream cheese frosting filling!

I made these flowers from grosgrain ribbon. (I just hand stitched along one long edge of a 9" piece - gathered it - knotted the ends - twisted it in a circle and glued the ends wherever they overlapped.)

I just love this 'Hurrah' sentiment from Fancy Phrases - it could be used for so many happy occasions - birthday, new job, graduation, a new car, new baby - well - you get the picture!
On the inside of my card today, I just stamped 'Congratulations' in this pretty dotted frame - both from Fancy Phrases.

Now please waltz on over to my good friend Anya to see what she's baked up for us today!

Remember to leave a comment on all the WMS DT blogs - 2 winner's will be chosen - one from one of the DT's blogs and one from Claire's blog! You can win one of the new stamp sets!

You have until 11:59 pm EST on Monday 5/3 to leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Claire's blog on Tuesday 5/4.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Picnic Patterns, Fancy Phrases, Vintage Labels 10, Words of Wisdom
Paper: Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream - PTI, Barely Banana - SU, DP digital Celtic Squares - WMS, Provo Craft Scrap pad/river rock, handmade mulberry paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sweet Blush - PTI, Barely Banana - SU, Adirondack
Accessories: Cake Template - WMS, scor tape, scor pal, liquid pearls/White Opal, Labels 10 nestabilities, cuttlebug, fancy tags shapeabilities, Scotch quick dry adhesive, saddlestitched ribbon sweet blush , Summer sunrise Grosgrain ribbon- PTI, Divine Swirl cuttlebug folder, glue dots, EK success edge punch

96 comments:

Crystal said...

WOWZA sweetie, LOVE these cake boxes.....What great sets girl!

Ann said...

LOVE these cakes - that carrot cake is brilliant, especially the cuttled icing! Already nabbed my template and can't wait to start "baking"!

Karen said...

So beautiful. I love the background patterns you chose and your sweet, sweet ribbon flowers are wonderful.

Cheryl said...

Oh, that pink cake and card are superb! I love the roses and the dragees!

Stephanie Gruss said...

Wowza! That's a lot of cake! I think the yellow one is my favorite though!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

YUMMY! Both sets are so pretty! Gorgeous samples!!

Cammie said...

What wonderful projects! I love the elegant card and cake with roses and dragees and the fun interpretation of carrot cake. All a wonderfully creative ideas and beautifully executed.

Anonymous said...

I just love your cake slices and flower accents! So beautifully done!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

Dana said...

Goodness! Where to begin? lol
I love the pattern and liquid pearls on the top card. Lovely.
And I LOVE your carrot cake with cream cheese layers! very creative.

Rachel Webber said...

Such stunning cards & cake boxes - I'm starting to get very hungry on this blog hop!

Angela Mclean said...

Both sets are mega lush.... but.... I have to pick cos I'm an analytical type... The firm fav is the pink set that looks as though it is quilted. LOVE this so!
Angela xxx.

Holly Saveur said...

Hi Julia

Just love it all and would love a slice of your carrot cake!
Like the use of the fancy phrases.

Holly.

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow Julia - I love your cake boxes - the flowers on both are gorgeous and I love the matching cards as well!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Both sets are just lovely, Julia! Both types of flowers are wonderful.. love that you made them!!

Jodi said...

WOW! I love your cake boxes and the matching cards! They are sure to make anyone's birthday very special!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the subtle beauty of the first set (all of those pearls, WOW), and the bright cheeriness of the 2nd set! Fabulous work!

Marg said...

Your flowers and roses are lovely. I really like how the embossed swirls looks like frosting. A great project.

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW...you have really outdone yourself woman. What beautifully, well executed projects. Just gorgeous!

Karin said...

WOW! You were busy with these amazing slices and matching cards :) I love your take on carrot cake and the pearls on the first card are the perfect touch!

Marge said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! These are both so fabulous and unique! Carrot cake -- make me smile -- my FAV! Yours is just too cute, too clever!!! I was just thinking of making those exact ribbon flowers today myself!

Kris said...

Good enough to eat! I loved the simple elegance of your cards and cake.

Susan P said...

Wow! You have given me so many ideas with the new stamp sets! And how fun this cake slice template is going to be. :)

Heather said...

I love what you've done here! Especially the fact your yummies are all lo-cal :)
Soo pretty!

iriseyes said...

Yummy cards and cake slices! The dragees remind me of wedding cakes my Mother used to decorate so long ago!

Sue W said...

Wow Julia these are fabulous! Love the soft pinks of the first set but then you show the yummy yellows!!! Think I need a slice of this cake too!

Laurie Marmon said...

Both of these are divine. I like the dry embossing, and thanks for the tip about getting it all embossed. And the background stamps make a beautiful cake too!

humblechan said...

So fun! I love your handmade flowers, how cheerful the carrot cake set is, the embossed 'frosting', the use of silver Liquid Pearls, and how you lined the inside of the cake slice. Awesome! :o)

Laraine R said...

Amazing!! Great colors!! Love the flowers!! Thanks for sharing!!

RSM said...

Oooooh! I am so in love with your projects! Gorgeous!

SueB said...

I appreciated the detailed pictures of your embossing process, Julia - great cake 'n card set - TFS!

Debbie said...

Wow! these are just divine. I love your cake and your ribbon roses are just gorgeous, so much inspiration Thanks

Cassie_lu said...

great projects. I like the quilted look of the first one

Suezie said...

Julia once again you've come up with such lovely samples. I am soooooo a fan of your work. Love em!

Bonnie McLain said...

WOW calorie free cake... love it... how pretty these sets are Julia... very attractively created and I love the dragees.... wonderful word... Great roses too... very pretty...

Wanda Cullen said...

Julia, your cake boxes with coordinating cards are FABULOUS! What a great gift idea!

Mary B said...

Beautiful box and card sets - thanks for the idea!

Max said...

Oh Wow! Your pink version is so elegant but your carrot cake is such fun! You have shown perfectly how using different colours give a completely different look. Thank you so much for the detailed photos.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

Sandra said...

Just "STUNNING"....brilliant work,i love both sets,

Take care
San x

Bonnie said...

Two cakes!! Both are just gorgeous! I am thinking you should maybe send me one because you don't want to over do it Julia - LOL!! Of course I am kidding! Your cards are just aas beautiful!

Meredith said...

I have a different (way less impressive) cake template that I used this same cuttlebug folder as the icing - and yours turned out SO much nicer!! I love both of your slices, not to mention your beautiful cards!! Your ribbon flowers are gorgeous, and I love that you used dragees... reminds me of a wedding cake I once enjoyed!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

omgoodness! are these ever gorgeous or what????? wow! like.... totally WOW!!!!

Edna said...

Lots to look at there, love the new stamps, you did a great job with the background stamping, and I love the labels in their different combinations!

Amy said...

Your cake boxes are out of this world fantastic!!! I think you sold me on this template!

DeniseB said...

Love these cake boxes! Scrumptious!
DeniseB

Claire Brennan said...

Oh wow Julia!! two fabulous sets!!! tank you so much tey are just perfection, I love that you did the dragees and the embossing and the wee ruffled flower, it's all just brilliant!! thank you so much!!

Stacy said...

Wonderful projects!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous cards and cake.
LOVE the hand made flowers.

Sandy in epping said...

Well Julia, I just realized that I answered this blog entry on yesterday's date! (color me embarrassed) My thoughts haven't altered any, but my appetite has certainly increased, as has my thirst for all things tea-related in this release!

katrynka said...

Such elegant creations, I really love the colors and how coordinated it all is.

Melissa said...

Very pretty! I love the dots on the first project and the colors on the carrot cake are beautiful!

Belinda said...

Ok, HOW did you emboss your cake? Did you have to do two pieces or am I just retarded? haha... my cake ended up being so simple cos I couldn't emboss my top layer like you! Ok, now that I'm officially jealous, love love love your projects!

Janet said...

So nice! I love the simplicity in your creations.

Betty Wright said...

Julia, these are absolutely fabulous! FAT FREE cake NEVER looked so decadent and rich! Stunnng creations and designs! Beautifully done!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Julia...your cake slices look toooo good to eat....absolutely gorgeous work here!!!! Every little detail is sooo pretty and elegant...you are sooo talented, gf!!!

Cathleen said...

Holy Cow Wow! These are just FANTASTIC! Love the boxes and I adore the flowers that you made!

anya said...

Julia, both of your cards and cake slices are just amazing. I adore how you added the liquid pearls to your first card - it has such an elegant look. Love the yellow cake, too! Great, great job, gf!!

Charmaine Stack said...

I am so thankful fo such talented designers such as you Julia. You open a Pandora's box of possibilities for these wonderful stamps. Today is no exception. Can't wait to get my order and play catch up!

Sharron said...

Fabulous designs and perfect yummy cake slices! So amazing to see all the options--beautiful details and the carrot cake is such a clever idea!

Katie Renz said...

WOW,WOW,WOW!!! Amazing.

Kelly S. said...

Do I see deliciously placed Liquid Pearls? Yay double YAY! And oh how I LOVE that yellow ensemble! My fave color and it's just so sunny and sweet with the Divine Swirled frosting! AWESOME projects, Julia!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Your homemade roses and liquid pearls are FAB! And I LOVE the look of the D'Vine swirls CB EF as whipped frosting.

kksb said...

Your work is superb. Some kind of beautiful.

Jennifer Holmes said...

Oh, yum! Now I want a slice of both...especially carrot cake! What great projects! Love the diamond pattern on your cake and the pearls are so sweet!

Pauline said...

Really stunning creations, love the carrot cake, but also love the muted colours on the first set too, very pretty. Pauline x

Margaret C said...

Oh , these are just FABULOUS !!! WOW !!

Antje said...

Love your colours and the little flowers - it makes the cake look so real!!

terry said...

Carrot. My FAV! How DID you know!
Beautiful job!

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Helen said...

Oh my goodness - I'm in love with both these sets!! I absolutely ADORE those roses you've made. Simply beautiful x

Nancy said...

These sets must be as much fun to play with as they are to look at. Your creations are fabulous - the first so delicately pink and the second cheerfully yellow. Wonderful!

Isabel Z said...

Now here's a piece of cake that I can feast my eyes on and not gain an ounce. Love the exquisite creations that you have made.

Carol said...

Wow both of your cards and pieces of cake are goreous! I love how you used the cuttlebug swirls for the frosting so clever and the flowers on both projects are goreous!!!!

jaime aldridge said...

wow! both pieces of cake are sooo elegant! great job! i love them and the cards as well! you are just brilliant!

IamDerby said...

wow fabulous job on these! I love your carrot cake!

Peggy said...

OMGosh!! Your creations are so spectacular and definitely mouth watering!! Love them!

Velta said...

If my jaw drops to the floor one more time Julia...I am going to sue you!!! My word girl...all of these creations just have me reeling!! Gorgeous on all accounts...those labels are to die for...I have got to head over to WM and purchase some of these templates!! Thank you for sharing!

LaurieJ said...

Where do I begin?! Stunning projects! The liquid pearls on the first project are so lovely. The dry embossed frosting is genius. And I love those little flowers that you created.

Maureen Reiss said...

Both of these sets are soooooooooo beautiful!!! Love them ... great job!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Julia, to say I'm bowled over is an understatement!!! You hit it out of the ballpark twice my friend! I love the taylored look of the first set... your cake box looks absolutely professional...you'd never know it was made of paper. And what a great idea (duh!) to emboss the paper as featured in your second set! I also adore your flower. It's all super wonderful.

Hugs,
Lisa

Francie G. said...

Julia, these are all fabulous! Love the the cards and those beautiful cake thingys! Beautifully done!

Katherine said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I didn't think I could like anything better than the pink set, then saw the yellow! I love everything..love the way you used the liquid peals..the embossing..everything is so lovely!

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Joanne Gilch said...

Yellow is luscious but the pink card and cake are brilliant. Julia, have your cake and eat it too!

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Karen Barber said...

WOW Julia - these are wildly creative!! Guess you don't need my measly 85th comment to prove that...LOL....wow - gorgeous!!

maryr917 said...

these are such pretty projects -love the card and box with the liquid pearls-just gorg

Lynne Phelps said...

I LOVE your projects! I ordered Fancy Phrases and Pic-Nic Patterns so I was thrilled to see all your insprirational items showcasing these two sets! The liquid pearls add such an elegant touch to the trellis background, and the Cuttlebug swirls for the frosting is brilliant!

MicheyMoo said...

Wow Julia...you've outdone yourself with these gorgeous examples of what can be done with Claire's fabulous stamps!! I love the carrot cake!! Gorgeous. xx

craftymom205 said...

Love the boxes. They are gorgeous.

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Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing two pieces of cake (and cards) with us--they are both delicious!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I knew I should have ordered pic nik patterns!! I just adore everything you've done here - especially the contgrats card and the yellow set. Awesome!!

Anne Thompson said...

These cake boxes are terrific! Love them!!! Anne, yourmainestamper

TAS said...

Wow!! Both sets are totally awesome. Love the soft pinks and pearl dots on the first set and the second set has such happy colors and beautiful detail work.

Dawn B. said...

Julia these are amazing.. I love this template and what you did with it.. Great job..

Anne said...

I'm too late for the blog hop but I just have to say that these cake pieces and matching cards took my breath away!! Absolutely stunning!! TFS, just love 'em!! Hugs, Anne