Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Waltzingmouse Feb Release Day - Design Team Blog Waltz!

WELCOME to the Waltzingmouse February Release Day! When we also have our Design Team Blog Waltz!

We are showing sneak peeks of the final two sets in the release - Paris Nouveau and Labels 25 (yes - the stamps fit the new Labels 25 Nestabilities!).

You should start the Blog Waltz at Claire's (she has the complete list in case you get lost along the way!)

If you came here from Sandie's blog you are in the right place!

For my first card I used the wonderful Eiffel Tower from Paris Nouveau. I can just imagine living near the tower and having this beautiful view from my window!   It certainly would be 'ohh-la-la'!!  - this sentiment is from the Compact Sentiments set.
I love to read ( REAL paper books although I do have a Kindle Fire!) so I was happy to see this "from the library of'' stamp in the Paris Nouveau set!   A reader can never have enough book marks! 

I paired it with the journaling stamp from last years set - Victorian Frippery stamping them both on a shipping tag and sponging the edges with 3 shades of purple Distress Inks. I could write my name on one of the lines, write notes about a particular book, include it in a book I lend to someone so they remember who to return it to!  I layered it to a black panel and looped two colors of wrinkled seam tape through the hole at the top.  I kept it CAS to fit neatly between the book pages.
 I silver embossed this fun stamp from the Make Your Mark set on the back!
And here's my final card for the new release - using  the larger bold herringbone stamp from Heirloom Patterns, one of the label stamps from Vintage Labels 25 and a sentiment from Compact Sentiments!
I love how the orange and blue make this look so bold and sassy!

Ok - that's it from me - Phew - what a lot of stamping I've been doing the past 4 days!

Next on the Blog Waltz is  Laurie who I'm sure has a wonderful creation to inspire you!

Be sure to leave comments on each blog as you waltz -  a random winner will be chosen from one of our blogs to win a WMS stamp set of choice.   You have until Saturday, March 3rd 6:59 am EST to leave your comments!  The winner will be  posted on Claire's blog on Sunday March 4th

 AND  - you are now free to shop the new release at the Waltzingmouse Web Store!


Ohh La La Card:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Paris Nouveau & Compact Sentiments
Paper:  White, Sweet Blush, Enchanted Evening - PTI, DP - Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pad Yours Truly
Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk
Accessories:  Foam tape, Grand Madison Window die - Poppy Stamps

Bookmark:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Paris Nouveau, Make Your  Mark, Victorian Frippery
Paper:  4 3/4" x 2 3/8" shipping tag - Staples, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Versmark Watermark ink.
Accessories:  Crop a dile, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, blending tool & non stick craft mat - Ranger, cilver embossing powder, hot gun.

Hey How are You? Card:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Vintage Labels 25, Heirloom Patterns, Compact Sentiments.
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Memento Blue Danube & Tangelo
Accessories:  foam tape.

107 comments:

Amanda M said...

That window is such a neat idea! Love your projects!

~ Ali ~ said...

Loving these Julia love the window brilliant idea

Ali x

gourmettoys said...

I love the window with the tower in the background!!

Claire said...

Looking through your window of creativity was wonderful. I'm new to your blog and the gorgeous product line now a happy follower.
TFS
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Peggy said...

Great projects.
Blessings,
Peggy

Angelnorth said...

Great cards, love the graphic bold look of the last one and the window was a great idea with the tower stamp! Thanks for sharing all the samples for this release over the last few days - beautiful!

Lynn Mercurio said...

ooh la la is right, Julia. These projects are awesome. Such a great variety of projects, colors and design. You ROCK!

Anonymous said...

Boy - you have been stamping up a storm. Wonderful cards - crazy for the Orange and blue.Thanks so much
Charlene Dahlberg

Debbie Dunham said...

Very nice cards!

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

I love the Ooh La La card...It was such a good idea to make a window for the card!

Mommy said...

Great cards my dear! I love the colors you chose to use and the window onto the tower is awesome!

Deirdre said...

Oh wow, stunning. Love that orange - one of my fave colours. Love what you created.

Melita said...

beautiful! I especially love the orange and blue card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOh la la Julia! These are fabulous!

Marlou McAlees said...

wow!! love your creations with the new WM release, beautiful work ♥

Helen said...

That window is so cute with its view of the Eiffel tower. Lovely idea:). Your bookmark is beautiful - lovely rich colours and who can forget the bold orange & blue houndstooth. Fantastic :)

dmbennett said...

Lovely cards. Love the window one the best.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are great! I LOVE the patterned window die, perfect for that card, and I love the orange houndstooth with the blue sentiment. So sharp!

Becky said...

I just love the window! wonderful scene.

Rebecca said...

I love the Ooh-la-la sentiment. It is so fun and will make some great cards.

Deborah Frings said...

Julia - these are terrific! I think the window frame and Eiffel Tower are super, but I just adore the last card with bright orange and blue! Super!

Kelly S. said...

I just love the window and the Eiffel Tower card, Julia! It's so interesting with the colors on the white but perfectly CAS at the same time. My CAS card probably took me the longest to make this entire release, heeee! Excellent use of that image for a bookmark. The bright cheery colors on your HEY card are like a little celebration on a card;)

Astrid Maclean said...

Great projects! Specially love the Eiffel Tower behind the window!

Char said...

Love your wonderful ideas. The window is great and the bookmark is terrific. Just so creative.

Dottie said...

As others have said, the window idea is brilliant and I agree. It adds so much perspective to your card. Very nice.

Bernie said...

All of your cards for this release are delightful to see and have inspired me!
Blessings Bernie

Vickie Z said...

Love all of these!!! The window treatment is wonderful and love the bold colors in the last!!! I'm a book lover too!!

Audrey said...

oh my goodness julia, the window card is such a good idea! you're so creative! =)

suezie said...

I'm all for recycling so I love this stamp

Pink Lady 631 said...

Clean and utterly sophisticated! Love that bold houndstooth! Just perfect!

Darla said...

LOVE all your projects and the window--FABULOUS!

Susan said...

Oooh -- wonderful projects -- your Eiffel Tower window card is my favourite!

craftymom205 said...

Great projects.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Caryn S said...

What a wonderful variety of projects. They are all so very different but all just as pretty as the next!

BethieJ said...

LOVE all your projects with this months new WM stamps! Nice job!!
Have a GREAT day!!

Moira said...

love the window idea and colors used

Super Jen said...

You have a way of distilling things down to essential elements. Love it!

Danielle said...

very nice cards!

britgirl58 said...

Nice card, but I really enjoyed the book mark, and the great idea when lending....thanks

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! Such gorgeous Vintage design you've made Julia!! Love that tag!! :) HUGS

Mary B said...

Love your projects today, and I already have that window die! Bonus!

anya said...

Bold and sassy is right! I agree, I'd love to have that view of the Eiffel Tower out of my window. Your bookmark is beautiful - the inking is so stunning, and I love your houndstooth card! The large pattern combined with the label is super fab - love the orange, too! Awesome projects for the release, Julia!

carol from kiwiland said...

I love your library card bookmark - great colours and very mood setting - to snuggle down with a good book that is.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Beautiful work. I mostly use my Kindle do no need for bookmarks but this is lovely!

Joanne said...

Love your cards...great new WM releases.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fab display of projects today Julia! Great variety of projects full of inspiration! Thank you :)

Peggysuez said...

Very sweet, all of them, although like many others, I particularly like the patterned window~

Sherry Gardner said...

I love this bookmark...adorable....and the orange card is to cute...

Jill said...

Love the window card--wonderful projects thanks for sharing

Pat said...

Wish I could look out the window and see Paris. What a clever idea, and use of stamps. TYFS! I'm really liking these new stamps too! Blessings. Patty W.

Renee said...

You used my favorite die...
and can't you just imagine seeing that outside of your window every morning?
And I too love my "books"...
nothing electronic can ever take the place of flipping the pages of a new book...
so excited to see this addition to the set!
Everything is gorgeous...
just love it all!

Linda R. said...

Beautiful cards, and I like your blue/orange combo too!

Belinda Langner said...

Ok, the window and Eiffel tower... so cool! And your bookmark is just awesome and I love the bright colors on your last card!

Jan Garber said...

Very creative! Love the window!

Caitiumom said...

Cute cards

Cathy Weber said...

Ooh la la! Love that one and the eiffel tower behind the window...genius! I absolutely loved your cards today and the cute bookmark. Great release, Julia.

TrinaM said...

That Ooh la la card is fab. TFS your beautiful cards.

Helen L said...

Love the Eifel tower behind the window, and the last card is so bold and wonderful!!! Love it:-)

Cynde said...

Julia I love all you stamped this release. Your choice of the hounds tooth in orange and blue card is very bold and stunning. I love the book mark. I however Love the first card today with the window cut out of design paper with Tower behind it. What a great card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards,the window is one of my favourite dies.

Mary Poutou
PoutouM@piraeusbank.gr

Pauline said...

Oooh La La Julia, fabulous projects!

Noddy said...

Window card is beatiful.
I love the Ooh-la-la sentiment too.

Anne said...

Julia that window is so clever! I LOVe the check pattern and can't wait to get my new stamps:)
Anne
x

Kathlene said...

I think ooh la la fits perfectly. Your card and tags are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Pippin said...

Amazing work! What a lovely idea to make the window in front of the tower.

Isabel Z said...

Your cards are always so stuning and your attention to detail is amazing.

Julie Ann said...

I love the idea of looking through the mirror at the tower. What a cool idea.

Becca Feeken said...

Stunning samples Julia! I'm so loving that window - very cool!!

Lil said...

This is a nice card idea.

Lynn W. said...

Your creations are lovely Julia! I particularly like the window one - how clever!

Lynn Wild

Cyndie said...

Wonderful cards, all! I've been drooling over all these sets and can't wait to play with them!

LaurieJ said...

A gorgeous window with a gorgeous view. Love it! And what a fantastic idea for a bookmark! Will have to file that idea away for future use. Love it that the old set and the new work together so seamlessly.

Dorothy C. said...

Great cards. Love the one with the window.

Nerina said...

I wish I had a window that looked out onto the Eiffel tower :0)! These are fabulous - and I really like your bold and sassy finish!

rlovew said...

Lovely cards- I especially love the effiel tower card.

Dana Nelson said...

These are lovely!

pegg said...

Loving these sneaks - just catching up on all of them! Great cards that show them off so well!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

These are fabulous, truly in awe of your Paris card :)

maryr917 said...

love all the beautifully done samples you are showing with these new sets Julia-

Arenosa 12 said...

Great cards, I am always a bit scared of orange but you have inspired me to dig out the orange ink pad and give it a go.

Tanja said...

All of these projects are great!

NJGardenGirl said...

I love to see everyone's take on the same stamps. I love the Eiffel Tower in the window!

Vicky said...

I really like all your creations. The idea of the window is perfect.Vicky

Susi Kelly said...

Gorgeous creations, all 3 of them! I'm really liking that Eifel Tower image and how versatile it is.

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome projects. I am really liking the window with the dp.

Scrap-n-happy said...

Oh how I would love to have a view of the Eiffel tower from my window as well! I just love your creations. So beautiful! :)

Brenda said...

Lovely cards! The new images are all spectacular

Laraine R said...

Just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

love the window card. good idea and so clever;love the dp for the window too.

Barbara said...

Your cards and tag are so beautiful. I love these new set of stamps and lace. Your crafting style is so beautiful.The window is unique. Is this a die?

snowbear said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects... great job!

Jo4Him said...

Love your projects, especially the window look at the tower. The book tags were fun also. Thanks for sharing.

Lucy said...

First of all, I have to tell you how much I like the picture of St. Kevin's Monastery. It brings back wonderful memories of several trips to Ireland. That said (before I forget), I also have to say I LOVE these cards. I'm so looking forward to getting the Make Your Mark stamp set. Your use of it made me laugh. All of your cards are lovely.

Bumblebee said...

Love the library bookmark Julie, and the houndstooth is so bold and lovely!

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Gorgeous projects, love the window frame in the first & bold colours of the last :)

Sharron said...

Oh my, SO much goodness! LOVE the window with the blue Eiffel Tower! The bookmark is fabulous and the orange houndstooth so striking!

Serena said...

Lovely cards! Sure would be nice to have a view of the Eiffel Tower through my window!

Anonymous said...

Julia i need this stamp set!
Lily B

Denise Bryant said...

Love your creations! That window card is fabulous!
DeniseB

AngelaL said...

Lovely cards - I especially like the bold orange & blue one.

quinn57 said...

That window idea is brillant. I love how it showcases the Eiffel Tower. The bold orange and blue on the Hey, How are you...card is really stellar.

Kelly Sas said...

This is my first visit to your blog, but it certainly won't be my last! LOVE your window card and the bold houndstooth.

Vintage Roses said...

I luv the Library tag! Such a sweet thing to add to a book to give away as a present!

The Paris Nouveau set's my favorite.

maria f. said...

Your "window" card is perfect. Just like looking out of an old apartment on the Seine where there are heavy tapestries hanging at the window. Fabulous.

Kate W. said...

The orange and blue card is so utterly perfectly wonderful! I just love everything about it-so crisp and fresh!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gosh, these are fantastic creations, Julia. Fresh, clean designs. Love the window scene

Laurie Schmidlin said...

OMGosh, Julia you have made me fall in love with orange all over again! I adore the crisp, graphic feel of it! And the window card and tag are absolutely gorgeous!!