Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 1 - WMS Sneak Peek - Round up the Posse!!

Welcome to the 1st day of the Waltzingmouse March 1 Release Sneak Peeks!

Today all of the Design Team members are previewing Claire's 2 wonderful new Western theme sets - Way Out West and Back in the Saddle. I got so excited about these 2 sets I made 3 cards to share today!

This wonderful woodgrain background stamp and the sherrif's badge are from Way Out West. The wanted poster, sentiment and cowboy on the horse are from Back in the Saddle.

That little cowboy on the wanted poster is my son, Josh, when he was just 2 1/2 (he's now 33!) He always loved wearing hats; cowboy, fireman, spaceman, policeman, any kind of hat. (and when he grew up - he enlisted in the Army!) In this picture he also has on a Darth Vader cape from that year's Halloween costume. I'll save this card for his birthday in September.

For my next card I wanted to show that you don't have to go all 'Yee Haw' cowboy to enjoy these sets. Here I just used one of the sentiments from Back In the Saddle to make a pretty thank you card. The sentiment fit nicely inside this Spellbinders tag. I sponged the tag before taking it out of the die.

The Webster's Pages patterned paper matches the tag perfectly don't you think?? I wove 2 pieces of wrinkled seam tape through the tag and tied a bow. To finish it off I added two little gems to the scrolls in the sentiment.

And my last peek is about as CAS as you can get! This fun guitar and sentiment are from Back in the Saddle. I dry embossed a rectangle Nestability for the frame, stamped the guitar on a scrap, sponged the edges and adhered it inside the frame with foam tape.

I hope you're excited about these new WMS sets - they'll be available on March 1 at the WMS Store.

And finally - here's the rest of the Design Team for you to check out their sneak peeks today!
Sarah (our newest DT member, former Mischief Maker - please welcome her!)

See you tomorrow for WMS Sneak Peek Day 2!! We've got another great stamp set to show you!

Wanted poster card:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Way Out West & Back in the Saddle
Paper: Rustic Cream - PTI, Basic Black - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress - Brushed Corduroy & Old Paper
Accessories: photo, distresser - Ranger

Much Obliged:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Back in the Saddle
Paper: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado - PTI, DP - Webster's Pages Petite Papers
Ink: Ranger Distress - Brushed corduroy, Bundled Sage
Accessories: wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Ribbon Tag Trio 2 - Spellbinders, Rhinestones - Kaiser, foam tape.

Happy Trails:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse -Back in the Saddle
Paper - Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy
Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, foam tape.


Sarah Martina said...

These are great, Julia! I had the same idea of using a photo w/that stamp, but I don't have any of my kids nearly as cute as your little guy. ;-)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a fabulous collection of cards Julia! Love the lil' WANTED Outlaw! Too cute :)

Tara Cardwell said...

wow I love the versitility you've shown here - I WAS thinking that cowboy stamps weren't for me, but now I've changed my mind!!!!

Unknown said...

JULIA!!!!! these are pure magic!!! LOVE that wanted poster, what a cutie pie your wee dude was, and I'm sure still is!!! Terrific samples, love how you have used these!! Big hugs my friend!! Thank you!!!!

Kelly S. said...

EEEK! Love these, Julia! Did you alert Bertie and Gertie and Pat and THE Buckle Man about these sets?! I think they are going to love them :) Awesome projects...that Happy Trails one is too cool!

Unknown said...

Amazing Julia. Your wanted card is just how I imagined to use that image. What a cute little cowboy Josh was and I'm so happy to see his little picture on this wanted poster...LOL. He will love it when he sees it.

Thanks for the tip about the sentiments from your Much Obliged card fitting into that round tag. Love that paper and how great those ribbons accents your card.

And your Happy Trails card...the guitar is the perfect image for this sentiment because every time I thing of that phrase, it reminds me of that song. Awesome job on all of your creations.

Dee in N.H. said...

I love them all! I can't wait to get these!

Deborah Frings said...

I love, love the card with the picutre of Josh - so sweet!! I can imagine this for lots of little (and not so little) boys!!

So nice to see how you can also make such a CAS design and the thanks card - brilliant.

Bonnie said...

So sweet Julia! Your wanted card is so precious and wonderful showcasing of all of them!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love the Reward stamp/card, how much fun is that! I can see these will be popular stamps!

anya said...

Julia, these are fantastic! What a perfect picture to use for that sentiment - that is really a great card! Love the classiness of your second card, that is really a fantastic simple design. Amazing job, GF!

Joanne Gilch said...

What a coincidence...I just left a message over on another blog about not having to be a cowboy to enjoy this new WMS stamp release. Can't wait to see them all!!!! Your cards are amazing..thanks!

Pauline said...

3 fabulous cards Julia, these look like such fun sets!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards!!!!

Peggy said...

I can tell this stamp set spoke to you! Wonderful cards!

Anonymous said...

Julie your creations are fab! Great idea with the photo! Very creative.

Ali x

Carly said...

Oh my Julia these are all so fabulous!!! That first photo card is genius! Love them all!!

Crystal said...

These are fantastic Julia, OMG I LOVE the added photo on the first creation, waht a fun and awesome idea!!!! Your creativity has no end girly!! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Kathi said...

Hi Julia,
WOW... amazing ideas and inspirations. Love them all!!
XX Kathi

LaurieJ said...

I can always count on you to wow me Julia! Your cards are great. The first one is so cute - love the photo of Josh. And the sentiment on the second one is such a fun way to say thank you.

A Consuming Passion said...

Amazing Julia!!!
Love the first card and can see so many of these being made....I'm sure your son will smile too!
Your second card shows just how versatile these sets are...fabulous and your third card ...perfect with that sentiment I'll be humming that song all day!Congrats great preview cards.

Jennifer Holmes said...

Julia, these are great cards! I love your wanted! Too cute!

dpkennedy said...

These are all wonderful! I LOVE the wanted card! Fab creations Julia!

Alice said...

fabulous cards, Julia! these stamps are so fun! looking forward to seeing more!

Joan Ervin said...

This looks like a must have set for a Yea Haw Cowboy lover (you crack me up, gf!!) Your little cowboy is adorable framed with the wanted poster....tooo cute!!!! Love how you used the set for some elegant designs, too!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Yee haw!!! The little outlaw is adorable!!! All are wonderful... your own special touch. :)

Bev J. said...

What a neat group of cards-love them all. I need a western set!

Lynne Phelps said...

Your wanted poster is so charming, what a precious picture of your son! Love the cowboy/Darth Vader combo, LOL! All you cards today are fabulous. I love the western sets!

slbt17 said...

very cute!
Sandra ltb

Ren-Yi said...

absolutely wonderful cards. so diverse and so fun. your lil outlaw made me chuckle.