Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party - Sweet Things!

 Today I'm participating in the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party which happens on the 17th of each month (formerly known as the Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz that was held in the WMS Forum.)
 
Claire has switched it up a bit (you can see info on this post here.) changing the name and hosting it from The Waltzingmouse Blog where you can find all the details and link up your creation! 

This months' theme is Sweet Things - and here is my first creation -  pretty Sa-weet, huh?!?!
First I stamped  red and white panels with the hearts background stamp from Nordic Winter.  Then I cut the panels with a pinwheel die.  I put them together alternating colors, red/white/red/white etc.   I stamped the Sweets for My Sweet sentiment from  Sweet Hearts and cut it with a pennant banner attaching it to the pinwheel by tucking it just under the brad.   I adhered it to the stick (a stirrer from Starbucks!) with a thick glue dot, then added rhinestones to the head of the brad and on the banners for a little sparkle!
I made the cupcakes with a cherry cake mix and cream cheese frosting from Pillsbury (yummy, yum, yum! and so easy! I'm definitely not a 'from scratch' baker most of the time!) The cute dotted cupcake papers are from AC Moore. You can just change the colors of the pinwheel papers and the sentiment on the banner to celebrate another holiday or special occasion!

My second Sweet Thing is a Valentine card I created using sentiments from Sweet Hearts.  I love the pink white and grey color combination on this - don't you?
I also used a new toy on my card - the cupid and one of the hearts is a Tim Holtz Movers and Shakers Die.  I sponged all the edges of the cut outs with Antique Linen and popped them up on foam tape.The patterned paper is from Echo Park Yours Truly 6x6 pad.

Please join us in our Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party today!  Check it out on the Waltzingmouse Blog.  I'm off to see all the SWEET THINGS everyone else has created today!!  (and hope to see you on the 17th of next month too!)

Pinwheels:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Nordic Winter, Sweet Hearts
Paper:  Pure Poppy, white - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Lady Bug
Accessories:  pinwheel die from Lilinker, stirrer from Starbucks, thick glue dot. 3/4" brass fastener - Stamples, rhinestones - Michaels, pennant banner - Spellbinders, cupcakes.

Cupid Valentine:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Sweet Hearts
Paper: white - PTI, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, pretty in Pink - SU, DP Yours Truly 6 x 6 pad by Echo Park
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories: rhinestones - Michaels and Kaiser, heart punches - EK Success, Cupi & heart die - Mini Love Struck /Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shakers, foam tape

32 comments:

Helen said...

Julia these are both AMAZING SWEET projects. Those pin wheels are beautiful - love the Nordic Winter stamping and the red and black - just wonderful. love the pretty pink, white & grey colour combo on your wonderful card too x

Pauline said...

Gorgeous projects Julia, I love the grey and link combo too, and the damask paper is so elegant as the backdrop for the sweet Cupid! Love the pinwheels too, wonderful inspiration!

Kelly S. said...

Ohhhh LOVE those pinwheels with the Nordic stamping, Julia! So creative, and well....SWEET! Your cupid card is delightful with the layered hearts and pretty papers. Awesome party projects :)!

Renee said...

Those pinwheels are the cutest things...
love how you used Nordic Winter for those hearts! :)
And that card...
so gorgeous!
Love those die cuts!
Everything is just beautiful...
love it all! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh how sweet Julia! Love the little pin wheels stamped with Nordic hearts and that card is beautiful!

Super Jen said...

I love both your projects but find myself hungry for cupcakes. ;-)

Jeanne J said...

OOOOOHHHH Cup Cakes!! They look so yummy with the pretty pinwheels on top! Very Clever Julia! I love your cupid card as well! Cupid always makes me smile! So pretty!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Pinwheels just scream fun and festivities - and what's more fun and festive that delicious cupcakes. Awesome job with those...

Your Cupid card is so adorable as well. Lovely colors.

Annette said...

oh my these Pinwheels are so so adorable... and those cupcakes look so yummy... Love this super cute card...

JJ Bolton said...

What cute pinwheel "flowers"! And I absolutely love the pink/white/grey combo!

Kary said...

Hi Julia! Your projects are amazing! Love the Nordic Winter pattern on your pin wheels. Your sweet Cupid & hearts card is gorgeous. Love the colour combo & papers used. Great job!!

Sharron said...

The pinwheels are SO adorable--the Nordic Winter hearts are a perfect choice! Love your cupid card with the great colors and sweet images!

~ Ali ~ said...

OH Julie, love love love the pinwhells what a great idea and your card is fab!

Thanks for inspiration

Ali x

Robin said...

Love the idea of stamping the pattern for the pinwheels.. so fun!
Really sweet card too... thanks for the inspiration!
Robin

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

These are absolutely AMAZING. I LOVE the paper you created with the nordic hearts - so beautiful! And the pinwheel are so PERFECT for the sweet theme!!
Have a great day and a great hop, hugs Karin

dpkennedy said...

These are both so sweet! Especially the pinwheels! The cupcakes look so yummy too! Great cards Julia!

rudlis said...

Beautiful! Great design!!!
Fabulous projects Julia.

Trish said...

Love them both - and the cupcakes! Great to see Nordic Winter in use for other things, must dig my set back out!
Trish xx

Deborah Frings said...

Yum!!! The cupcakes looks so delicious and I'm sure they tasted good too. Love the windmill decorations and the Valentine card is so elegant! Lovely projects!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, lots of sweetness on this post Julia! Those pinwheel cupcake toppers are so cute with the Nordic Winter stamped on them and your card and beautiful little cupid is such a pretty creation for Valentines Day.

cbuswell said...

Love your pinwheels!! they're fabulous!! and your cupid card is wonderful too!

Charmaine Stack said...

Wonderfully sweet pinwheels and card, Julia. I like the idea of creating pinwheels for different occasions, too.

LaurieJ said...

Oh my goodness, those little heart pinwheels are just darling (and the cupcakes look pretty yummy, too)! Your Cupid card is lovely - I adore the pink and gray.

Joyce said...

Super sweet! Both projects. Love how you made the pinwheels and used them as cupcake toppers.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I adore your pinwheels on your cupcakes! They are so cute, I can't wait to try it myself! Your card is beautiful as well!

Chris L.

Claire Brennan said...

Yumness Julia, I love those pinwheels!! fantastic idea!! and your card is brill!! Thank you so much for joining our blog party!!

Cammie said...

Julia, these are indeed SWEET projects--love those adorable pinwheels and the pretty pink and grey combo on the card. Thanks for inspiration.

MicheyMoo said...

Love the use of the Nordic set (I really must get me a copy of this) and the pinwheels. They are so very in at the moment! Great colours too. xx

Bev J. said...

Like the use of the pinwheels on those yummy cupcakes. Pretty cupid card-tfs.

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

nice idea. thanks for sharing...

Laura Pryor said...

Hey Julia! I just shared your pinwheel cupcakes and link to this post on our Facebook page for Lil' Inker Designs! I'm so glad you're enjoying your die and emailed me with this amazing project!!!
Laura
Lil' Inker Designs