Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Waltzingmouse August Release Day!

We have FINALLY arrived at the wonderful day of the August Waltzingmouse Release -  all of the new sets we have been highlighting for the past 3 days are now available in the WMS shop!

And as is tradition -  the Design Team is having a blog hop - and you can win a stamp set just by leaving a comment at each blog along the way!   You should start the hop at Claire's Waltzingmouse Blog - she also has the complete list of the Design Team if you lose your way.
I am the first stop along the hop this time!

 I know - you can't just pick one right?!!
Here's one more peek at a few of the new sets being released.
A beautiful vintage umbrella and lovely sentiment from Vintage Baby Shower adorn this CAS baby gift thank you card.  I simply stamped on the panel and colored the umbrella with a Copic.  I sponged the edges of the panel, adhered it to the card base and added 3 sequins for a little sparkle. Can't get much simpler than this!
For my next card - I used a photo of my grandnephew, James, wearing his Jake the Pirate outfit from last Halloween (taking a little poetic license here using a pirate for a sailor!) The sentiment stamps are from Hello Happy Thanks - and I used the recently released dies from Ocean Bound Anchors and Ocean Bound Ships and coordinating Ocean Bound stamp set released last year.
I added some tiny star rhinestones to the sentiment, ships wheel and anchor for a little nautical sparkle! I cut around his hand and slipped the anchor in so it appears as if he is holding it. Doesn't it look like James is saying 'Arrrgh' in the photo?!!
My last offering today is a quick and easy home decor project.
I made a switch plate cover using one of the beautiful owls from the Great Big Owl set who just happens to have a space to cut out right where the on/off switch is located!
I stamped the owl on Kraft card stock and embossed him with brown embossing powder.   There's such wonderful detail on this owl!
Then I sponged the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, rounded the corners and cut out the center with my x-acto knife.  I ran the piece through my Xyron 510 to laminate it so it's protected from fingerprints (!) cut the laminate out of the center part - and layered it onto the switch plate with Scor Tape. -  Fun huh??!
He looks so cute in our hallway!
Next on the hop is Sandie who I know has something wonderfully creative to share with you! 

Don't forget to leave a comment at each of the DT's blog -  you have until midnight on Aug 29th to leave your comments - and the winner will be announced on Claire's blog on Aug 30th - good luck!

Vintage Baby Thanks
Stamps:  Vintage Baby Shower - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories:  Copic: RV23, Sequins - Neat N Tangled, Glue N Seal - Ranger.

Handsome Sailor 
Stamps:  Hello Happy Thanks, Ocean Bound - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, Summer Sunrise - PTI
Ink:  Memento Nautical Blue and Potters Clay
Accessories:  Dies:  Mega Rectangle Nestabilities; Ocean Bound Anchors and Ocean Bound Ships - Waltzingmouse, Star gems - Amuse, photo, foam dots.

Owl Switchplate cover
Stamps:  Great Big Owl
Paper:  Kraft - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Vintage Photo Ranger Distress
Accessories:  Brown Embossing Powder - Ranger, ScorTape, Xyron 510, Double Sided Laminate for Xyron, x-acto knife, Zutter Corner Rounder.

28 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is just brilliant, Julia. What a fantastically creative idea of using the owl for a switch place cover.

Your designs always amaze me with your level of creativity and wonderful mix of colors and styles. Fabulous job!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

That switch place cover is awesome, and so are your cards! So inspiring to come here Julia! Envious of your new images in the side panel too (-;
Hugs!

Deborah Frings said...

What a brilliant way to decorate the light switch! Looks fab! Love the vintage baby card and the Hello Sailor card is just wonderful! Great projects!

Sue said...

These are fabulous projects Julia, I love your decorated light switch" xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Julia,
Oh my word, how on earth do you choose among those wonderful stamps and dies. I'll be pinching a few of your ideas and the light switch cover is inspired. I'm going to copy this for my two granddaughters, who just love owls.
I've got to say that I love the Halloween stamps and the Baby stamps, oh I just love them all.
Thank you xx

nicoleqmullen said...

Wonderful projects, love the light switch cover!

lisa808 said...

Neat idea to make a switch cover! So cute.

Annheidel said...

How clever to use the owl for a switch plate!

Renee said...

How did you discover that the owl also works as a switch plate cover?!! :)
Your creativity knows no bounds!
Love it all...
the coloring on the sweet umbrella...
that adorable pirate ;)...
and the awesome switch plate...
it's all fabulous! :)

Vickie Z said...

Everything is wonderful! Your grandnephew is handsome!! That switch plate cover is too much....so creative!!

craftymom205 said...

Great projects.

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clavell said...

Wow, what a fabulous use of the owl!

Deepti said...

Wow awesomeness and that switch cover plate is way too cool! Absolutely genius :)

snowbear said...

Everything was great!

Marybeth said...

What a creative post! Love your little sailor and light switch .... Wonderful inspiration or should I say enabling :)

Lisa Lara said...

A switch plate cover? Genius Julia.

Mrs B said...

Hi Julia. Love the cards and the switch plate cover is a great idea. Take care.

Jackie said...

Aaahh.. what a clever idea! I'll take a crafty switch plate cover over a plain one anytime! Love it!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Wow, a switch plate cover. What a terrific idea. Great samples. Cheers.

*Vicki* said...

Wow so many fabulous goodies and eye candy to look at today Julia!! I love them all! :) HUGS

Redanne said...

You are so right Julia, it would be impossible to choose a favourite but having seen you use the owl to make a switch cover, I think he has stolen my heart! Anne xx

Loll Thompson said...

Love the vintage baby card ... perfect colors and CAS design. James is so sweet --- love that photo! ... makes for one very special card. And the owl light switch plate is so fun and creative. Looks like you've been having some fun! Loll xx

Jeanne J said...

OK Flipping out here! The light switch? Brilliant doesn't cover it! So stinkin clever!!

Kathi said...

I am am speechless... what great and inspiring ideas :) love them.
xx Kathi

Pat S Witney said...

Oh my word. Such lovely stamps sets, how on earth do we choose which ones to buy. Wish I could afford them all.

Enchantments and Giggles said...

The owl switch plate cover is my favorite!

Blue Rose said...

Julia,
Oh my gosh...love the owl switch plate...you are so ingenious. I also love the way you made that photo 3-D, and your thank you card is adorable. Great job.

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful cards & a clever decor idea :)