Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WMS Sneek Peak Day 3

Another day - another sneak peek!! These two new masculine stamp sets are coming out tomorrow at Waltzingmouse!!! ... " Free Spirit- Boy" images and "Free Spirit Sentiments".

Today I have another graduation card to show you - this time using the little graduation cap, the star and some of the numbers (0-9 included in the set). I made this from a piece of card stock measuring 8.5 x 2.5 folded in half so it's a little narrow guy!

And here's what I stamped on the inside - short and sweet with plenty of room to write a personal note to the graduate! Several of these could be whipped up in no time and you could use the particular school colors for each graduate you need one for!

Check out more sneak peeks here:
Claire (posting late due to power outage in Ireland!)

Be sure to check back tomorrow for release day - We'll be having a Design Team Blog Waltz (ie hop!) showing even more fun ideas for these new sets!! and there will be stamp sets to be won!!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments (available 4/1)
Paper: White - PTI, Basic Black - SU, DP Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday/Monday
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pure Poppy - PTI, So saffron - SU
Accessories: distresser, sponge, star punch - SU, foam dimensionals

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WMS Sneak Peek Day 2

How often have you wanted to say this to your little tyke or grown son?! Well, this is the perfect stamp set to do it with! I just love these neat racing cars don't you! I thought they looked fun stamping them in multi colors! And the word 'son' is a separate stamp. There's also 'dad' 'uncle' brother and man' so you've got all the bases covered!! I drew my black outline border with a Micron 01 fine tip pen.

Inside I stamped the sentiment as well as multicolored stars to match the cars on the outside of the card. Another clean and simple masculine card - this one measures a small 2.5" x 4.25".

Both of these great stamp sets will be available at Waltzingmouse Stamps on April 1!

Check out more sneak peeks here:
I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek (I just can't put these stamps down! LOL!) so hope to see you then!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments (available 4/1)
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: spring rain, pure poppy, ripe avocado - PTI
Accessories: Micron 01 fine tip black pen

Monday, March 29, 2010

WMS Sneak Peek Day 1

I'm so excited to be sneak peeking two wonderful masculine stamp sets that will be available on April 1 over at Waltzingmouse Stamps! Claire really has her finger on the pulse of us stampers and knew we needed a set for little to any age guy events!

Today I used this wonderful cluster of circles stamp (that looked like clouds to me) and I've got the stamped and cut out paper airplane soaring through them. This would be great for any age graudation from kindergarten right up through college or even for someone starting a new career!

Inside I stamped the outline paper airplane right over the sentiment! The new image set is called "Free Spirit - Boy" and the sentiment set, that includes birthday, graduation, congrats, miss you and tons more, is called "Free Spirit Sentiments". Both will be available on April 1.

Guy cards are kind of fun to do - being that they are usually made clean and simple - no buttons or bows for the boys!

Check out the other DT members who are doing sneak peeks today too!

Claire /owner and chief mouse

I'll be back tomorrow with another peek for you so please check back!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments (available 4/1)
Paper: White, Spring Rain - PTI
Ink: Spring Rain - PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensionals

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cross Word Puzzles & Tea

Here's my card for this weeks Tuesday Teapot Party over at Split Coast - I really have no story to go with my card today (!) other than I was inspired by the cross word puzzle teapot Cindy showed us. I had this fun piece of acetate designer paper called brick wall - (the black is printed on the clear acetate) and I layered it over a pretty fibrous paper that had green and brown Asian writing on it - the colors reminded me of tea! You can see the gloss of the acetate on this card IRL but not in the pic! (at least there's no glare on it either!)

And I thought this sentiment might calm down both Chris and Crisanne (his girlfriend) who were all in a tither about Chris not remembering how to spell TEAPOT for the big Crossword puzzle challenge in Boston he was involved in! (check the link to the teapot party to see what I'm talking about here!)

So maybe I do have a story after all!?

I've got a really busy weekend coming up - Kent and I are going to a play on Friday night, a matinee play on Saturday and then Sunday is Palm Sunday so there'll be church and my Easter craft sale after services.

So you may not hear from me until Monday when I'll be back with a sneak peek for a new Waltzingmouse set coming out on 4/1!! Whoo hoo! Claire will have her own sneak peek on Sunday so check that out too!!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Tea for Two
Paper: Vintage cream, Dark Chocolate - PTI, Wild Wasabi - SU, Natural fiber DP - unknown, Hambly Screenprints/Brick wall - acetate
Ink: Dark Chocolate - PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, glue dots, labels five nestabilities,

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Pearled Egg Sketch

I made my Easter cards today based on Mercy's Tuesday Sketch. I started out just making
this first card.I white embossed this beautiful Waltzingmouse egg stamp on blue card stock. Then I sponged the outside edges with blue ink and added sticky pearls. I tied a pink silk ribbon around the egg patterend paper and popped the egg up on foam dimensinals.
I loved the embossed egg so much I decided to make another one!

So I embossed a second egg on green card stock layered over Amy Butler paper and tied with green silk ribbon. I just noticed that the top pearl fell off somewhere between my work table and taking the photograph!?!

and then I made a third card using another green egg but changing the ribbon to blue - it changes the whole look of the card doesn't it? And now I have 3 cards for Easter!! Nice egg, huh??!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Nested Eggs, sentiment - Spring Baskets
Paper: Ocean tides, white, spring moss - PTI, Bashful blue -SU, DP - DCWV spring stack, K&Co Amy Butler
Ink: Bashful Blue - SU, Spring Moss - PTI, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: sponge, white ep, hot gun, stamp simply silk ribbon, rhinestone stickers, foam dimensionals, Nested eggs - Spellbinders.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Proud in NY

The Clean and Simple challenge over on Split Coast this week was to show something about New York City - skyscrapers, broadway, nightlife etc .

I have always loved the Stature of Liberty and I have several stamps of her - so I knew just what part of NY I would have on my card. I stamped Miss Liberty and my sentiment with Ocean Tides ink directly on the Ocean Tides CS.

I used a gold Spica pen to highlight the flame, the star and the rim of her crown. It looks shimmery IRL, not so much in the picture! Then I just tied a ribbon around the top - clean and simple!

Public Service Announcements!
Don't forget the sale over at Rubbernecker - it ends tonight at midnight! Dave is offering 15-28% off on selected items from Ranger, Spellbinders, Tsukineko and Clearsnap! - so be sure to check it out before it's over!

Remember to check out the WMS sponsored Inspiration challenge over at Stamping Around - you could win a WMS Sewing Box Hugs stamp set!

If you live anywhere near Hampton, NH - hop over to Stamping Around and sign up for the fun weekend they are planning for 4/16-4/17 - I'll be teaching a class there using WMS stamps and Lauren Meader will be there teaching too!! There are still some spots open and I'd love to get to meet you!!

Stamps: Liberty - Paper Inspirations, Sentiment - Stampendous
Paper: Ocean tides - PTI
Ink: Ocean tides - PTI
Accessories: gold spica pen, ribbon - PTI

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Serene Scene

The Featured Stamper over on Split Coast was the very artful Mutnik (Cathy)! I CASE'd her birch trees with birds card.
I changed stamps used circles instead of rectangle framings and used striped ribbon instead of striped DP but kept the tree theme and used the black magic technique.
I offset the circles so that the orange piece mirrored the moon outline on the stamp (although this stamp from Rubbernecker is called Serene Sunrise - I made it a night time moon scene!)
The background is embossed with the Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder. I stamped the image with white chalk ink - then colored over parts of it with colored pencils (the Black Magic Technique) and added highlight dots with a white gel pen.
Dave is having a great sale over at Rubbernecker Stamps until midnight Wed March 24th - 15-28% off on selected items from Ranger, Spellbinders, Tsukineko and Clearsnap! - so be sure to check it out before it's over!
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Trees, Serene Sunrise 42-06 KK
Paper: basic black, handsome hunter - SU, Summer Sunrise - PTI
Ink: Craft white - SU
Accessories: distressed stripes cuttlebug folder, foam dimensionals, white gel pen, Koh-i-Noor woodless colour pencils, ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon shop, circle nestabilities, star punch - McGill, dew drops, glue dots

Monday, March 22, 2010

Here Comes the Easter Bunny!..... and a little lamb!

A fun Free for All challenge at Split Coast on Friday - to make a 3D basket using the colors of plum, celery and banana.

I used Claire's adorable basket template from last year. I stamped the sides of the basket with the beautiful broderie anglaise lace stamp (don't you love that name?!) from the Faux Fun set by Waltzingmouse Stamps
I made my handle using a Martha Stewart lacey punch and I put a strip of yellow CS behind it so it shows through the holes in the lace. The base is a narrow scalloped rectangle Nestability.

I'll be making 10 of these to sell at my church Easter Sale. Aren't these little Lindt bunnies and lambs adorable!? They fit in my baskets perfectly don't you think?!

You can see the basket I made using this pattern last year on this post

Kent and I met up with friend and fellow Stamping Around teacher, Donna and her DH, Doug yesterday - we had a great meal at The Old Salt Restaurant in Hampton, NH. Donna and I will be teaching at the next Stamping Around weekend at Wholly Scrap in North Hampton, NH 4/16-4/17 We'd love to meet you there!!

This is also qualifies for the Our Creative Corner challenge to think Easter!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Faux Fun
Paper: Lavender Moon - PTI, Barely banana, certainly celery - SU
Ink: Lavender Moon - PTI
Accessories: Scor pal, Scor tape, basket paper shred - CVS, basket Template, Martha Stewart lace punch, EK success edge punch, narrow rectangle nestabilities, Lindt Lamb & Bunnies

Saturday, March 20, 2010

WMS Inspiration Challenge at Stamping Around

WMS is sponsoring an Inspiration Challenge over at Stamping Around from March 15th through the end of the month. And you can win the Waltzingmouse stamp set Sewing Box Hugs

Fellow WMS DT member, Anya, found this wonderful picture on the Country Living web site to inspire us.I was inspired by the quilted placemat, the colors, the lacey edge of the yellow plate and the blue ribbon. I cut 1" squares of Claire's Victoriana digital paper for my quilt, layered the hearts and tied it all up with a beautiful blue silk ribbon!
Let's see what it inspires you to create! Add your project to Mr. Linky over at Stamping Around before the end of March and you could win this fun WMS stamp set - Sewing Box Hugs!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Sewing Box Hugs

Paper: White, Lemon Tart - PTI, Victoriana Digital paper- Waltzingmouse

Ink: So Saffron - SU, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: lacey punch - Martha Stewart, sponge, silk ribbon -Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, vintage buttons - PTI, tag trio - Spellbinders, twine - PTI, glue dots, foam dimensionals.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Playing Dress Up and a Sale!

I made this card for two challenges over on Split Coast this week.
First - for the Tuesday Teapot challenge we learn that all Flat Footed Ruby wants is a pair of high heels to wear so she will be cool and beautiful! and that her jealous brother Swoop wants something manly - so I have two pretty high heel shoes for Ruby to try as well as her flats in case she realizes that high heels aren't all they are cracked up to be and often hurt your feet!!! And the drink is for Swoop so he can cool his jets while Ruby is trying on all the shoes!
I'm also CASEing Mutnik's butterflies card because she was appointed by Anne Ryan to be the unofficial Queen for a Day at Split Coast!! Cathy is a wonderful card artist always adding her special artistic touch to all of her creations!
My sentiment says "Playing dress up never gets old" - and it doesn't -does it ladies?!?!?! The stamp set is called Fashion Icon and it's by Rubbernecker Stamps
And here's where the 'SALE' part comes in! Dave is having a great sale over at Rubbernecker Stamps from now until midnight Wed March 24th (15-28% off on selected items from Ranger, Spellbinders, Tsukineko and Clearsnap!) so be sure to check it out before it's too late!
I've been stamping up a storm in my craft room this week making some sneak peeks for Waltzingmouse Stamps that I'll finally be able to share with you starting Monday so be sure to check back!!! There's some fun stuff coming out!!
And - remember to check out the fun WMS Inspiration challenge being held over at Stamping Around - you can win Claire's Sewing Box Hugs stamp set!!
Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps - Fashion Icon Set 455
Paper: white, scarlet jewel, summer sunrise, DP Bitty Dot basics - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, So saffron - SU
Accessories: distresser, foam dimensionals, fancy tags spellbinders, sticky pearls, adirondack cranberry EP, hot gun, sponge

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WMS St. Paddy's Day Hop

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Everyone is Irish today right?!? LOL!! And WMS is celebrating with a customer blog hop over on the Waltzingmouse Forum I'm so thrilled with how my treat bag project came out today! I have had these nice little canvas bags for over a year but have been afraid to ink them not knowing if the images would look good when I stamped them on the cloth. I got my idea from a project I saw last year on Denise's blog.

But I decided to just bite the bullet and give it a try and I'm so glad I did! The Staz On ink worked just perfectly with Claire's quality clear stamps.

I used words and shamrocks from two different WMS stamp sets - Irish Blessings and Celtic Heritage. Here it is flattened out so you can see just what I stamped and how I lined it up.

My tag is a Sizzix die that I punched and hung on a key chain attaching it around the drawstring handle. The web store I purchased my bags at a year ago no longer has them so I did a google search and this is the closest thing I could find - the 6"x 8" loot bag with drawstring. My bag measures 5"x6" so it's slightly smaller. (If anyone knows where to get a bag like mine I'd appreciate your leaving a comment with the link!)

A cute little bag to give to an Irish friend! Now go check out the Waltzingmouse Forum so you can find the other St. Patrick's Day cards!

Remember to count the leprechaun's on all the DT's projects (check my pic at the top here) and post your total over at the Forum in the Play Room in the March Blog Hop Chat thread - there'll be a prize!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Irish Blessings, Celtic Heritage
Paper: Rustic White - PTI, Handsome Hunter - SU
Ink: Staz On Olive Green
Accessories: small oval punch - SU, beaded key chain - Michaels, clover eyelet - unknown, Cropadile, foam dimensionals, Sizzix Shamrock Die, canvas bag

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Stubby Carrot

Aren't these stubby carrots just adorable?! I found the pattern over on Split Coast. I made these to sell at my church's Easter Sale.

The cute little bunny is from the Lil Buddies set by Waltzingmouse Stamps. This set has the greatest sentiments to go with all the sweet little animal stamps - be sure to check it out!

I used Liquid Applique on the bunnies ears and tail to give it a little fluffy dimension. The circles I stamped on the sides are from the Faux Fun set and the sentiments are from Spring Baskets.

I dotted the centers of the circles with my white gel pen to make them pop a little and I added the little butterfly around the sentiments. I colored it's wings with a gold Spica pen for a little shimmer.

You can see the longer carrot boxes I made another year in my blog post here.
Public Service Announcements:
1) be sure to check out Stamping Around - WMS is sponsoring an inspiration challenge chosen by DT member Anya - and you can win Sewing Box Hugs!
2) We're having a St. Paddy's Day blog hop over at the Waltzingmouse Forum on 3/17 check out all the deets on Claire's blog

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Lil Buddies, Faux Fun, Spring Baskets.
Paper: Pumplin Pie - Su, White, Lemon Tart - PTI
Ink: Orange Zest - PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Gold Spica Pen, Liquid Applique, hot gun, 7" narrow grosgrain ribbon, hole punch, Scor pal, Scor tape, circle punch, scallop oval punch - Marvy, Copics - BG10, RV32

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A 70th B'day and a Basket of Chicks!

Warm Biscuit Bedding was the web site Stef showed us for the Split Coast Inspiration Challenge this week. I found this cute robot material and it reminded me of the Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo paper I had.I needed a card for a 70th b'day party I was going to Saturday and thought this fun paper would help soften the blow of the old geezer and big number on the card!! LOL!!!

I used this weeks Taylored Expressions Sketch for my card.
The fun stamps are by Gina K - inside I stamped 4 sentiments from the set: "everything hurts - and what doesn't hurt doesn't work", "your birthday cake looks like baked alaska", your driver's license picture looks better than you do", your ears are hairier than your head'.
Hopefully Roger is still speaking to me after he opens his card!!!

Stamps: Gina K - Tickle your funny bone - You know You're old when...
Paper: vintage cream, ocean tides - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo Mr. Roboto
Ink: Menento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron - SU, Ocean Tides - PTI
Accessories: Copics, sponge, star punch, circle punch, gems - Amuse, scallope edge punch - SU, foam dinemsionals
My second card today was made for the Featured Stamper challenge on Split Coast we got to check out Kristen's gallery (mommylvs2stamp).
I finally chose this peek a boo card to CASE - as I really liked her layout. I changed the stamps used, the colors and I left off the bow and brads.

My cute little chickie basket and sentiment are from Rubbernecker Stamps I paperpieced the bow and stamped the little chick again, cut them out and popped them up for a little dimension. I colored the image with Copics.

The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio 2 but I cut off the ribbon loops on the ends so it would just be an oval shape. I sponged it before taking it out of the die. This card is a biggy at 5.5"x5.5"
We're having a St. Paddy's Day blog hop over at the Waltzingmouse Forum on 3/17 check out all the deets on her blog
AND check out here right now - she's having a give-away!! BUT YOU HAVE TO COMMENT BY SUNDAY NIGHT - hurry over!

Stamps: Rubbernecker Easter Basket #84-05, Sentiment #31-08
Paper: White, Ocean Tides, Bitty Dot Basics - PTI, Marigold Morning - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Summer Sunrise - PTI
Accessories: sponge, ribbon tag trio 2 - Spellbinders, ribbons - PTI, foam dimensionals, scalloped edge punch -SU, Copics - Y02, YR23, Y38, BG10, G82, E33, E37

Thursday, March 11, 2010

You're a Good Egg

The Way's to Use it challenge over on Split Coast was to use something new - today I'm using my new Nestabilities Nested Eggs as well as my new stamp set called Lil Buddies by Waltzingmouse Stamps on this cute little Easter Treat Box!
First I stamped the top of the box with a zigzag background stamp. Then I stamped the egg frame, inside panel and box bottom with a dotted background stamp (Off Beat Backgrounds ) I used the Nested Eggs to cut out the center of the cover - then cut out a larger egg with the small egg inside it to make a frame around the opening. I adhered a piece of acetate inside the cover.
I cut another egg for the tag that I stamped with this cute little hatching chick. I added an eyelet and tied it with a narrow silk ribbon to the saddle stitched ribbon wrapped around the box. I cut the sentiment with a Labels Trio Spellbinders die.
And look at the cute panel on the inside that holds the eggs!
You will find Qbees Easter Egg box template in the forums over on Split Coast here. I'll be making about 9 more of these for an Easter sale at my church - I think it's just adorable don't you??!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Lil Buddies, Off Beat Backgrounds
Paper: Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, White - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist - PTI
Accessories: Nested eggs Nestabilities, acetage, 3/4 hole punch, scor tape, scor pal, copics - Yo2, Y17, BG10, eyelet, cropadile, labels trio spellbinders, sponge, foam dimensionals, ribbon -PTI, Qbees box template , Hershey eggs

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hugs for Lindsay

What a fun combination of Cards for a Cause Challenges over on Split Coast - For this weeks Teaparty Challenge we have to show up Aquilta the Hun with our quilting prowess and for the color challenge we need to use green, blue and raspberry.

AND this month we are sending our cards (if they are pretty enough!) to Lindsay, a young mother-to-be who has been diagnosed with cancer and needs our prayers and encouragement. Some great reason to make a card huh?!

I made my plaid pattern paper using one of the stamps from Off Beat Backgrounds and the hearts and sentiment are from Sewing Box Hugs both by Waltzingmouse Stamps. The sentiment frame is Spellbinders Fancy tags but I cut the fleur de lis ends off as they were too fancy for this homespun quilt card!

I sewed around the circle twice and sponged all the edges with So Saffron Ink. The heart stamps already have the stitches on them so that part was easy peasy!!

And I tucked in another challenge here - the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World! whooo hoo!!! This was the picture to inspire us.
Thanks Cindy for inspiring us to be conscientious card makers!

Public Service Announcements:
1) We're having a St. Paddy's Day blog hop over at the Waltzingmouse Forum on 3/17 and Claire has free digi images for you to use for it on her blog.

2) Remember the color challenge going on over at Stamping Around - you can win WMS Spring Baskets - you have to link your card by 3/14!

3) If you live in the NH area - check out the Stamping Around NH Event on April 16-17. I'll be teaching a class at it and so will Lauren Meader! Hurry and sign up - space is limted!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Off Beat Backgrounds, Sewing Box Hugs
Paper: Vintage cream, Raspberry Fizz - PTI, Bashful Blue - SU
Ink: New Leaf, PTI, So Saffron - SU
Accessories: small heart punch - McGill, sewing machine, sponge, foam dimensionals, Spellbinders Fancy tags

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WMS Color Challenge at Stamping Around

Just wanted to remind you of the WMS color challenge going on over at Stamping Around You have until March 14th to link your card/project and you could win this wonderful Waltzingmouse stamp set - Spring Baskets.
I used the challenge colors to make this little Easter Treat box. I painted the chipboard box with Ranger Antique Linen Distress Crackle paint.

So what are you waiting for??!!! Get your color challenge card made and link it over at StampingAround!
ETA: almost forgot - check out Claire's blog for her free St. Patrick's day digi images to use for the WMS blog hop on March 17th!
Stamps: Spring Baskets - Waltzingmouse
Paper: White, berry sorbet, spring moss, bitty dots basics, bitty box basics, pretty pastels - PTI
Ink: Ranger Tea dye distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Fancy tags shapeabilities, eclipse tape, labels eight nestabilities, copics: Y21, E19, E34, E13, G82, berry sorbet ribbon - PTI, Ranger antique linen distress crackle paint, 4.5 x 4.5 chipboard box - Michaels, foam dimensionals, gems - Amuse

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Well Done Karate Boy!

Isn't this little karate boy adorable?!?! He is another cute digi image from Mo's Digital Pencil and I made my card for Challenge #21 - a color challenge to use blue, brown and one neutral color.

I colored Karate Boy with copics. I thought the brown twill looked like a karate brown belt.

The sentiment and little star are from the Earth Angel set by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch for my card today.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Karate Boy - Mo's Digital Pencil, sentiment and star - Earth Angel - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: White, dark chocolate, aqua mist, DP Green tea leaves - PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Accessories: Copics - E53, E37, E04, E13, E00, C1, R20, BG11, BG32, GB10, Zutter corner rounder, brown twill - Martha Stewart, foam dimensionals

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thanks Sew Much!

I loved everything on the Ginko Paper Web site that Anne showed us for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast! But this floral mouse pad really caught my eye with it's bright colors against the black.I used the Sewing Box Hugs stamp set by Waltzingmouse Stamps for my card.
I white embossed a flower and two leaves on the card then layered the rest on patterned paper using foam dimensionals. I sponged the edges with Aqua mist ink and added gems to the centers for a little shimmer!
I'm having such a busy day today - Kent and I went into Boston for a matinee at the Calderwood Theater to see a play called Stick Fly and tonight we're off to a local Symphony production. We have season tickets to both and they just happened to fall on the same day this month - we're going to be cultured out by the end of the night!
You'll notice I did manage to squeeze in a card though!
and now some public service announcements!
I'm going to be teaching at the Stamping Around weekend in North Hampton, NH April 16th -17th you can see the ad on my side bar too! I'd love to meet you if you can get there!
And WMS is having a blog hop over at the new WMS forum on 3/17 in honor of St. Patrick's Day - Claire will have a free digi image on her blog this Monday for you to use in case you don't have St. Paddy's stamps! Be sure to check it out!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Sewing Box Hugs
Paper: White - PTI, basic black - SU, DP - Bitty dot basics, bitty box basics, In Bloom - PTI
Ink: versamark, Aqua Mist - PTI
Accessories: white EP, hot gun, sponge, circle nestabilities, large scalloped oval punch -SU, rhinestones - PTI, foam dimensionals

Friday, March 5, 2010

Bunnies 4 Sale!

My card today uses the sketch from Split Coast this week and is also for da Mudder's Teaparty.

The story this week is that we're going over to London for the premier of Johnny Depp as the Madd Hatter! whoo hoo!!! We are going to infiltrate the crowd to help protect him and we need to blend in - so I'm coming to the party with my cute little bunnies tucked inside their basket - they'll sit in the market place with their "4 sale sign" all the time peeking out and monitoring the crowd - their long ears are actually radio antenae that connect directly to Tea-gan the head of security for Johnny!

My cute bunny basket is by Rubbernecker Stamps that I colored with Copics.

I used the new digi papers from Waltzingmouse for my panels.

Just a reminder: This month there's another way to win a Waltzingmouse stamp set - check out the WMS sponsored color challenge at Stamping Around - add your card to Mr Linky over there for a chance to win Spring Baskets!! whoo hoo!!

Also - be sure to check out the winners of the WMS stamp sets from our blog hop on Monday over at Claire's blog!
Stamps: Rubbernecker: Easter Bunnies 4 sale - 14-01
Paper: WHite, sweet Blush - PTI, Bashful Blue - SU, DP digi papers - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: memento tuxedo black, so saffron - SU
Accessories: glue dot, copics - B41, BG10, G14, G21, YR00, R20, E33, E35, silk ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Shop, foam dimensionals, iron works cuttlebug folder, scalloped rectangle nestability, rhinestone stickers - michaels

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mummu Takes a Twirl!

This is the image that first attracted me to Mo's Digi Pencil - Mummu is her name and I would absolutely LOVE to meet her in person - wouldn't you!?! You can tell that she is a free spirit -a flower child - with her braided hair, her leather sandles and peasant skirt!

I made this card for Mo's Digi Pencil Challenge #20 which is a sketch challenge. I colored Mummu with Copics. The background is embossed with the Hearts Block Cuttlebug folder.

They have challenges every Thursday over at Mo's Challenge blog so be sure to check them out!

The sentiment on my card is from the Roses Set by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Just a reminder to check out the Waltzingmouse color challenge over at Stamping Around - someone's going to win the Spring Baskets stamp set!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil - Mummu, Sentiment from Roses - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: White, Bitty Dot Basics - PTI, Taken with Teal - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics: E00, E39, BG10, BG11, BG49, R20, N2, Heart Blocks Cuttlebug folder, Rectangle Nestabilities

Monday, March 1, 2010

WMS March Release DT Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps DT blog hop for the March 1 new release! Claire has 3 wonderful new sets to excite and inspire you available TODAY!!! - Labels 3, Roses and Nestie Eggs!
I'm honored to be highlighting two of the new sets on my cards today. Labels Three and Roses.

You should start the hop at our Claire's. If you came here from Bonnie - you're in the right place and you're almost done with the hop!

For my first card I used the beautiful Labels Three set that fits the Nestabilities of the same name (do you think that was planned?? LOL!!) I stamped the scrolly label inside the dotted label and colored in the scrolls with a Copic.

The sentiment, daffodils, butterflies and dots are from last months release Spring Baskets. I also used the beautiful new Victorian Digi paper as the background of my card. Claire has 3 different digi papers premiering today - so be sure to check them out too!

I used Taylor's sketch for this card.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Labels Three, Spring Baskets
Paper: Lavender Moon, Bitt Dot Basics - PTI, Purple Bazzill, Victorian Digi paper - Waltzingmouse
Ink: Plum Pudding - PTI
Accessories: sponge, dew drops, foam dimensionals, glue dots, white gel pen - SU, large oval punch - SU, labels three nestabilities, Copic V12
The Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast was to pick an Olympic Ice Skaters costume to inspire our card. I was inspired by this beautiful blue, black and silver outfit of Kwak Min-Jung from Korea.
From this inspiring costume I created this card for my sister's birthday in April using the beautiful new Roses stamp set. Her favorite color is blue.

I colored the rose and leaves with Koh-i-Noor coloured pencils , gamsol and paper stumps. I stamped and cut out the flower twice and layered it with foam dimensionals.

The knit stitch circle border is stamped in black and versamark and then I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it -and yes I am now all glittery as well as my work table!

My sketch is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Roses (new release 3/1), Vintage Circles Small Faux Fun
Paper: White - PTI, black, Ballet Blue - SU
Ink: Versarmark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Brocade Blue - SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, circle nestabilities, large oval punch -SU, Distresser, silver ribbon - PTI, sponge, Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colour Pencils, Gamsol, paper stumps, Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug folder

Be sure to leave comments all along the way - Claire will pick one winner from comments left on her blog and the 2nd winner will be picked from a comment on one of the DT's blogs - and we don't know which one! (we're so sneaky aren't we?!)

ETA: winners will be announced on Claire's blog on Wed night her time (Ireland)

Next on the hop is Lisa!

But Wait!!! MORE FUN NEWS:!! This month there's another way to win a WMS stamp set - check out the WMS sponsored color challenge at Stamping Around - add your card to Mr Linky over there for a chance to win Spring Baskets!! whoo hoo!!