Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Waltzingmouse May Release Day!

Hey Stamper Friends!   It's finally here!  The WMS May Release Day!  All three new sets are now available for purchase at the WMS store! Half Pint Heroines, Compact Family and Compact Sentiments Part 2!

To celebrate - the WMS Design Team is having a blog waltz with more creations using the three new sets.

You should start the Waltz at Claire's blog -  she will have a complete list of the Design Team in case you lose your way.   If you arrived from Sandie's blog - you are in the right place!

I have three cards to share today - sort of like the grand finale at the fire works on the 4th of July!

For my first card I used Compact Family - stamping all the words that apply to my sister (and myself actually!) She's a wife, niece, mum, grandmother, friend.  I drew lines in pencil across the panel to help me get the stamping straight!
For my second card I used stamps from Half Pint Heroines and Compact Sentiments Part 2.
I loosely used this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch for my card.  Using 6 faces creatively spaced and a heart shape rather than a circle!
 And here's my final offering -  a little whimsical, paper pieced elephant from Half Pint Heroines framed in a Circus Ring, an embossed Star Circle Nestability.

I scattered rhinestones around for a little shimmer and sponged the edges to highlight the embossing. I stamped the head twice on the patterned paper and layered it with foam tape to pop it up.

There will be a prize of a Waltzingmouse stamp set of choice from a random drawing of comments left on all of the Design Team blogs. You have until May 11th at 11:59 pm, 5:59 am Central, 3:59 am Pacific and 6:59 am Eastern Time to leave your comments.

The winner will be posted on Claire's blog on May 12th.

Your next stop on the Waltz is Laurie who, I'm sure, has some gorgeous inspiration for you!

AND don't forget to GO SHOPPING!

Sister Card:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Compact Family.
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Melon Berry - PTI
Ink:  Memento Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Tangelo, Rose Bud, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Ranger Distress - Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmelade.
Accessories: Rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Wrinkled Seam Tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.

You Make Me Smile Card:
Stamps:  Compact Sentiments Part 2, Half Pint Heroines
Paper:  White, Raspberry Fizz, True Black - PTI, DP Out of Print Paperpad - Basic Grey.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Copics - BG10, B24, C6, R20, R08, YR02, E35, YR23, E00, 1" & 1 1/4" circle punches - EK success and Stampin Up, wrinkled Seam Tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Heart Nestabilities, wicker weave embossing folder - Provo Craft, Rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, foam tape.

Elephant Card:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Half Pint Heroines
Paper: White - PTI, DP Echo Park This & That 6x6 paper pad  
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress - Spun Sugar  
Accessories: foam tape, rhinestones - Amuse, Star Circles Nestabilities, trio labels - Spellbinders


67 comments:

Audrey said...

What adorable cards! I love that elephant! :)

Deirdre said...

Stunning creations - love them all. All must have new sets!!! LOL!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! Your work is lovely. I think my favorite is the first one. Just love all the colors and the great distressing, with little pops of sparkle. Well done!

maria f. said...

Lovely idea to use all of the fitting "titles" for your sister.

Linda R. said...

I love all your cards, but that elephant is adorable! Great job.

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lynn Mercurio said...

Love all of these Julia. The creative way you used all the little girls from the Half Pint Heroines is so creative. The bling on that elephant makes me shine with delight...and your sister card...I love how you illustrated all the roles she played, but highlighted the one you were acknowledging. Such a lovely idea.

Cheryl Winget said...

Fantastic cards. I love them all!

Annette said...

wow these are so awesome...I love all those sentiments and that elephant is too cute..

Heather said...

Oh wow! Love your cards, your heroines are perfect. That first card is magnificent, love the stamped words that apply to your sister, inspired!

Jeanne J said...

Julia, Three fabulous cards! If I have to pick... the magpie in me is going for the elephant - that embossed background with the jewels just catches my eye! I love the card with the girls faces too for the sketch challenge - it just makes me happy!! The bright colors and all those smiles... what's not to love?

Pattie J. said...

just love the smiles from all the creations......hugs adorable

Jennifer said...

I absolutely love how you've used these fantastic stamps! Wonderful!

Marybeth said...

Such sweet cards! I love the way you stamped the sister across the first one, so creative. I have 6 sisters , so it would come in handy.

TrinaM said...

Fantastic cards. Partiularly love the design and colors of the first one. TFS.

Karen M said...

Oh I love your cute elephant card, Julia, and those pretty little diamantes! Gorgeous Kx

Lois Kennedy said...

I love the way you included the "whole" family on your first card, but I have to say, the elephant is my fav. Love the way you did this card!

jennifer said...

ooh I love the last one, that elephant is too cute, and the rhinestones make it perfect! x

Robin said...

Really loved all your creations throughout the release!!! Robin

Lynne said...

All your cards are lovely but my favorite is the one with all the words for your sister. These new sets are wonderful

Cathy Weber said...

Whoa, did you go all out today! I absolutely love the idea of using all the words for sister as patterned paper and that elephant is just adorable. Fabulous and inspiring cards today as always!

Melissa said...

Wow, your cards are so creative! Love the gems on the elephant!

Jackie said...

I love them all!

Renee said...

These are all spectacular!!
Love that sister card...
the colors...
the design!
Fabby girlie card...
and the ellie...
I just melt! :)
I have loved all the projects this week...
they have all been inspiring and can't wait till my new goodies get here!
Thank you for such fabulous inspiration! :)

Sunflower said...

These are are so bright and cheerful really like the way you have used the stamps. Love the elephant card so cute.

Rizwana xx

Super Jen said...

Wow! Three powerful cards. Impossible to pick a favorite.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I love all the titles. After seeing how you used them, they are my favs.

Helen said...

Fab Julia - love all these cards Julia - especially the elephant with the multicoloured gems. My sister in law just got married in Thailand and it reminds me of all the vibrant gemstones/colours there.

Jan Garber said...

These are all so adorable! How great to use ALL of the titles that apply to your sister! We wear so many hats!

Lynn W. said...

Your elephant is just adorable! I didn't forget to go shopping either!

Lynn Wild

craftymom205 said...

Cute cards.

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Crraftymama said...

Awesome use of the family names and love the heroines all cut out like that!

Rosa Ann Whitehorn Smith said...

I love the jewels on the elephant.

LORRAINE p said...

Love all the names that are attached to women. My wheels are turning with all the ideas

Claire said...

You've created such a different look with all 3 cards - they're fantastic. The elephant one is just brilliant!

Suzie said...

Wow wow wow all your cards are sooo cute,those stamps have endless possibilties.

Vicky said...

What great cards. I liked every one especially the elephant.
Vicky

Sue D said...

FAbulous cards--my favorite is the elephant card.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Julia, this is a wonderful collection of cards! Love all the cuteness!

Noddy said...

Hi Julia,

You amazed me with your cards.
Wonderful ecspecially Compact Family card & Half Pint Heroines card. You inspired me with the cute Elephant card. Great job Julia!

Sharron said...

OMG, Julia--these are so incredible! Your sister card is fabulous and I loved the little array of heroines on the second card! My favorite is the elephant--so adorable!

Suzanne said...

Julia, I am crazy about the first card and all the colors...stamped perfectly!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards! I LOVE that paper pieced elephant!
DeniseB

Brenda said...

I love the unique take of the 1st card, so creative.

Lousette said...

So cute - I am loving that elephant so much!

Carla said...

lovely cards, Julia! I have 3 sisters, so I can use it too! Love from Holland.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Love these cards, Julia! Especially the elephant! Such a fun image & love the beaded blanket.

Helen L said...

I love all of your cards: the stamped words for your sister, and the circles of faces is just so fun and ingenious!!

Shazza said...

beautiful cards, cute!!

Becca Feeken said...

Julia, these are all simply adorable and fun!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, these are all totally gorgeous! The colors make me happy!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Cyndie said...

Oh gosh, what cute cards! I especially love the elephant one--that is just such an adorable image!

Cassie_lu said...

love the paper piecing you did with the elephant

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your cards are absolutely wonderful Julia - so happy and sweet! LOVE them all, hugs, Karin

Isabel Z said...

I love your attention to detail--such lovely creations.

Heather said...

Oohh . . . three fabulous cards! Love that first one that you created for your sister. What a great idea!

Laraine R said...

Adorable cards! Love them!

Deborah Frings said...

Julia - these are super! I absolutely love the family roles for your sister - such a good idea. And the bling on the elephant is fab!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

the first one is absolutely magical but they are all great, love this new release!

Lagene said...

What sseet cards, I love the elephant with rhinestones!

Cathy said...

Lovely cards! My favourite is the elephant.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely cards as always Julie, keep 'em comin' lovely!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are so cute, Julia! I love your take on the sketch this week!

Anne said...

I loved the card with the elephant. It is such a happy card.

Joan Ervin said...

What fabulous cards, Julia...love the new WM stamps!!! The first card with the sister words is such a great CAS design and your take on the sketch is fantastic!!! The little elephant is just as cute as he can be....love them all!!!

Kelly S. said...

I love them ALL, Julia! Such a great way to use those sentiments! The elephant looks so festive with his gems! But that happy Half Pint Heroine card is just too cute with all of those smiling girlies...talk about a hug with a fold in the middle! So awesome!

anya said...

Julia, these are amazing cards! I love the elephant card with all the rhinestones! Really, each of them is just so fab!