Waltzingmouse Christmas Dies

11.18.2013

I am sure you've heard the exciting news about the new dies at Waltzingmouse? So cool, huh! Well today, the design team is showcasing the new dies and a new stamp, Alpine Christmas


For my first card, I used one of my favorite holiday sets, Festive Foliage with the new Pinecones die set. Starting with a lighter shade of green ink, I rolled my stamps into a darker shade for a more realistic looking effect. 


I then stamped pretty snowflakes and a sentiment from the new Alpine Christmas stamp. Isn't that script font so pretty? 

For the finishing touch, a little strip of snowy glitter and pearls to add some shine. 


Next up, I used the new Sweetie Jar die set and the Candy Jar stamp. Inside, I created a holiday arrangement using more stamps from Festive Foliage (yes, it really is one of my favorites) and a sentiment from Alpine Christmas


Want to see more? Head on over to the Waltzingmouse blog for more projects featuring the new die sets

Holiday Wishes

10.01.2013

Happy Tuesday! I am blogging today over at the Precious Remembrance Stamps blog; sharing another card using the new Holiday Wishes stamp set. 


Any type of holiday cards are my favorite type of cards to create. And if you’re like me, getting an early start on Christmas cards is a must. 

I have a small collection of vintage candy cane pipe cleaners. And I just think they are perfect for decorating on Christmas packages or adding as a fun embellishment on holiday cards. 

Adding a variety of Christmas themed papers, I surrounded the framed stamped image in traditional Christmas colors. A little white paper doily, ribbon, and a silver bell is all this card needs for a cheerful holiday greeting.


I hope you've enjoyed today's card for Precious Remembrance. I am so glad you stopped by!

Waltzingmouse Release Day Blog Hop

9.19.2013

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Day Blog Hop! Today is the day - the new stamp sets are available in the Waltzingmouse shop. As a recap, there are eight new sets. 

To celebrate the new release, you are invited to a blog hop party. For those who want to play along, just hop to each of the design team blogs and leave a comment. A randomly selected comment will be eligible to win a stamp set from Waltzingmouse! Yeah!

If you've been following along the blog hop, you should have arrived here from Karin's blog. If not, you may want to start at the Waltzingmouse blog so you don't miss a thing. 


For my card today, I used the new Spooky Tree and Vintage Witch stamp sets. The detail and quality of these stamps are amazing! I love that about Claire's stamps. She always captures the details. 

The witch was stamped in watermark ink and heat embossed in black. I carefully cut her out and added foam tape to give her some dimension over the tree silhouette. 


I hope you've been enjoying the projects for today's blog hop.


Be sure to leave a comment below to be entered in the blog hop prize. And continuing on the blog hop, be sure to stop by Renee's blog to see her lovely project.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Do Not Open Until...

9.17.2013

Hello again. I am back to share another fun project featuring the Holiday Wishes stamp set from Precious Remembrance Stamps. Since this stamp set is primarily a Christmas theme, I thought it would be fun to showcase it as a Halloween set. With that idea in mind, I've created a Halloween treat bag that's perfect for a quick gift.


I started with a medium size glassine bag and added diagnol stripes using black Stayz On ink. This type of ink is permanent and can stamp onto almost any type of material, even fabric! After stamping the bag, I added a quick burst of air from a heat gun just to make sure there were no smudges.



The tag from Holiday Wishes is perfect year round, but to give it a Halloween twist, orange ink was a must! I also added the date, October 31, using the Calendar stamp set. Dyane’s handwritten fonts are just the best! Talk about cute!


I added a few layers using patterned paper, a dark purple doily, and crinkle ribbon. Then the finishing touch, filling the bag with chocolate bars! Oh yes!

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween treat bag idea using the Holiday Wishes stamp set. It’s just another way of getting more use from your stamps year round.

Waltzingmouse Release Preview | Day 2

Welcome to the second day of previews of the new stamp sets to be released at Waltzingmouse Stamps! Available on September 19th, there will be eight new stamp sets!

Today, the design team is previewing three new sets:
  • All Hallow's Eve
  • The Count
  • Splat That
 

I say this every year, but Halloween and fall decorating is one of my favorite things to do. It's the beginning of the holiday season and is just the right time of year to welcome that hot cup of apple cider and start the smells of baking in the kitchen. Oohh, I love it!

So of course, with the break of autumn approaching, I am loving the new Halloween themed stamps from Waltzingmouse.


I used both the new All Hallow's Eve and Splat That stamp sets. The lovely raven and sentiment were stamped with watermark ink and heat embossed in black and deep purple. And see the splatters? They are from the new mini Splat That set. How fun, right?

For embellishments, I added washi tape, pleated trims, and a Halloween flair button from my Etsy shop.

To see more previews of the new stamp sets, be sure to visit the other design team member's blogs...

 
 
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying the previews so far. 

Waltzingmouse Release Previews | Day 1

9.16.2013

Welcome to the first day of previews of the new stamp sets to be released at Waltzingmouse Stamps! Available on September 19th, there will be eight new stamp sets!

Today, the design team is previewing three new sets:
  • Art Deco Backgrounder
  • Putting on the Ritz
  • Opera Tags Christmas 

First up, is the ultra glam Putting on the Ritz and Art Deco Backgrounder stamp sets. The backgrounder set comes with one very large background and several smaller pieces so you can create your own patterns and backgrounds, as I've done here.


And just wait until you see all the new sentiments in the Putting on the Ritz stamp set. Seriously fun!


Next up, Claire has created a follow up to the fancy Opera Tags set with a Christmas theme. If you already own the Opera Tags Spellbinders dies, then this set is a perfect pairing to add more variety to your collection.


Now don't stop here. Have a look at some of the other design team members previews featuring the new stamps coming to Waltzingmouse!


Thanks for stopping by!

To My Daughter...

8.13.2013

Happy Tuesday! I'm back today to share with you one more project featuring the new Journey stamp set from Precious Remembrance. I hope you've been enjoying this new stamp set. Not only is this set perfect year-round, but it's especially perfect for this time of year with so many on vacations and traveling during the warm summer months. It's the perfect stamp set to compliment your memories and summer smiles.


Sometimes, I like to create cards for my daughter. Just because I love small ways to show my love for her. That's what today's card is about. I just adore her smile and love to take as many photos of her as I can. I created this card for her to tell her to never let go of her gorgeous big smile!


I started this card by creating a background using the arrow border stamp. I off-centered each layer to create a fun pattern. Who says backgrounds have to be lined up anyway? To keep it fun, I added fringed fabric trim. So simple to create by cutting slits into the fabric and fraying the edges. 


The camera has been paper pieced and colored with Copic markers. I created dimension by adding foam tape between each layer and finished it off with a small wooden heart. Colored pink, of course!

Now it's time to give this card to my daughter before she reads this on the blog. It's hard to be sneaky when your family reads your blog posts. ; )

Here's to a happy Tuesday! I am so glad you stopped by today!

Waltzingmouse Release Day Blog Hop

8.10.2013

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Day Blog Hop! Today is the day - the new stamp sets are available in the Waltzingmouse shop. As a recap, there are nine new sets. 

To celebrate the new release, you are invited to a blog hop party. For those who want to play along, just hop to each of the design team blogs and leave a comment. A randomly selected comment will be eligible to win a stamp set from Waltzingmouse! Yeah!

If you've been following along the blog hop, you should have arrived here from Karin's blog. If not, you may want to start at the Waltzingmouse blog so you don't miss a thing. 


For my card today, I created a floral collage featuring the new Two Step Sprig, Big Day Today, Pinstripe Background, and a little touch of Simple Sprig.

Each floral piece was double stamped, starting with the lightest color and increasing the color with each layer. I love stamps with this type of technique. It really adds life and dimension to your creations.


And don't you just love that new label frame? It's included in the new Big Day Today stamp set. The flourishing frame is just the right amount of fancy.

Be sure to leave a comment below to be entered in the blog hop prize. And continuing on the blog hop, be sure to stop by Renee's blog to see her lovely project.

I hope you've been enjoying the projects for today's blog hop. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Waltzingmouse August Release | Day 2

8.08.2013

Welcome to the second day of previews of the new stamp sets to be released at Waltzingmouse Stamps! Available on August 10th, there will be nine new stamp sets - yes, nine!

Today, the design team is previewing three more sets. And this time it's a floral theme!
  • Simple Sprig
  • Two Step Sprig
  • Funky Flowers


If you're like me, then you just adore anything floral! That's why I am loving the newest floral stamps during this release. And with all the layering possibilities - let me just say...oh me, oh my! 

For my first card, I primarily used the new Funky Flowers set. This set is full of different flowers in all shapes and styles. And because you can stamp each flower into a single, double, triple or more layers...the possibilities are endless for creating a beautiful floral bouquet. 


I also got a little creative by creating a custom frame. Using the large flourish from Join Us and the straight edged line from Holiday Labels No. 14 stamps, I added blue embossing powder for lovely texture. Inside the frame, I used a sentiment from the Vintage Garden Seed Packet set. 


Next up, I created this card using both the new Simple Sprig and the Two Step Sprig stamps. I stamped two layers for the leaves to add dimension. For each flower bud, I added a subtle glitter using a gel pen (given to me by my sweet friend, Colleen, at sooofullofcraft). I just love the added detail from the glitter. 


Tomorrow, the design team will be back to showcase the next series of stamps to be released on August 10th. Yes, there's more!

To see the other designer's preview projects for today, head over to the Waltzingmouse blog for a complete list.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed seeing the previews so far!

Waltzingmouse August Release

8.07.2013

Welcome to the first day of previews of the new stamp sets to be released at Waltzingmouse Stamps! Available on August 10th, there will be nine new stamp sets - yes, nine!

Today, the design team is previewing three new sets:
  • Ocean Bound
  • Tying the Knot
  • Safe Harbor Sentiments


My first card features the new stamp set, Ocean Bound in classic nautical colors - red, white, and blue. This is a larger stamp set that is packed full with a variety of images and sentiments. There is even the knotted label frame as shown on my card. And you're going to love the variety of sentiments and gorgeous fonts in this set!


My next card features the new set called, Tying the Knot. This set is full of decorative rope borders, images, and sentiments. 


I added gold embossing powder to the rope borders on the top and bottom of my card. I was trying to go for a vintage look using colors that you might see on an old map. I just love the pattern paper too...it has that old patina color that I just love. 


Tomorrow, the design team will be back to showcase the next series of stamps to be released on August 10th. And you don't want to miss the previews. Let me just hint that the sets are gorgeous!

To see the other designer's preview projects, head over to the Waltzingmouse blog for a complete list.

Thanks for stopping by!

Capture the Moment | Precious Remembrance Stamps

7.30.2013

Hello everyone! I'm blogging today over at the Precious Remembrance blog. I had this idea to create a photo-themed card knowing the Journey stamp set would be perfect. The idea came to me because my own grandmother is always wanting to see recent photos of my children. Since she is not on any form of social media, she is not able to see the daily moments I often post through Facebook or Instagram. Sending mail with photos tucked inside is a special gift for her since she lives so far away.


Using the new Journey stamp set, a photo frame from Pink Paislee, and a wooden camera from Studio Calico, I’ve created a thoughtful way to include photos tucked inside the card. For the background, I’ve added the large flower from the Mom & Dad stamp set to add some color.


And of course, you know I just had to add a paper doily and a jewel in the center of the wooden camera as decorative embellishments. I know my grandma is going to love this gift in her mailbox. I hope you’re inspired to send some of your own memories with a card and photo. It’s such a nice way to let someone know you’re thinking about them.

So glad you stopped by today!

Sip & Savor Tea Packages | Gift Idea

7.23.2013


When I first started paper crafting, I really loved the idea of making handmade gifts. To me, there is something soothing about sitting down to create something for someone else and thinking about there reaction to receiving their gift. I love that! 

Gift giving doesn't always have to be a big event. It's the small gifts that can sometimes mean the most, especially when given for no reason at all, except to make someone's day extra special. 


Each little gift box here is filled with flavorful tea bags. I know lots of tea drinkers and these will make perfect little last minute gift ideas. Here is how I decorated each box....


Step 1. Die cut the Party Favor 9 Tea Box and stamp background using Background Basics 2.

Step 2. Use post-it notes to mask off the front of the box at the creases. Stamp border using clear watermarking ink and Background Basics 3. Sprinkle embossing powder over wet ink and use a heat gun to set the powder. 

Step 3. Repeat step 2, but mask the front flap of the box at the first crease. Stamp and emboss. Assemble the box and decorate. 

Step 4. To create the double pennant, die cut pennant using Favor Flags dies. Fold in half at an angle. Stamp sentiment using the Favor Flags stamp set. 

Last, add pretty bow toppers using the Bow Trio Mini dies




I hope you've enjoyed this gift idea! I already know several friends who I will be giving these to.

Thanks for stopping by!



Ahoy, It's a Boy! Clear and Simple Stamps Party Hop

7.21.2013


It's Party hopping time! Today, the Clear and Simple Stamps design team is sharing projects with a party twist. And I've got an idea for a boy's baby shower with a summer beach theme. 


I used the new Take Out box party favor die and cut the lids off for some party snacks. Filled with gold fish crackers and embellished with a cute ship's anchor and pennant for "best fishes." Yes, it's punny, and completely adorable, if you ask me. 


I used the Create-A-Plaid stamp set to create the invitation. I just love the sentiment using a mixture of stamps to keep the beach theme going. 


And you can't have a beach theme without a little fishing. I created a fishing pole straw for the drink cups tied with real fishing line! 

See even more party inspiration by visiting the design team blogs here...



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Monogram Floral Stationery | Clear & Simple Stamps Release Review

7.16.2013


So a while back when I made this set of cards, my sister wanted to know why I didn't use her initials. So sis...this card is for you and is on it's way in the mail to ya! You're welcome!


I have been loving the new Build-A-Wreath and Alpha Monogram sets from Clear and Simple Stamps. The endless layering possibilities just gets my stamping heart pulsing. OK that sounds a little smoochy, but you stampers out there should know what I mean. 


Normally, I'm a pastel kind of girl. My sister is the opposite. So I chose more vibrant colors with a little orange to match the orange flowers in her home (she knows what I'm talking about!).
I created a coordinating envelope using the A2 envies from Clear and Simple Stamps. This color is Leek-ed to the Press. Such a fun name! I made it personal using the smaller Mini Alpha Monograms


All packaged up in a glassine bag with some washi tape and floral embellishments. OK, sis....I hope you like it! 

To see more projects from Collection 7, check out the inspiration here:


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Enjoy the Journey | Precious Remembrance Stamps


In this house, we are big campers! Love going camping, fishing, or just being outside in the fresh mountain air. This summer, I am extra happy about camping because we just purchase a new trailer yesterday. The excitement hasn't worn off yet and I can't wait to get out and hit the road!

The timing is perfect for the newest stamp set over at Precious Remembrance. It's called, "Journey." And I can't think of a better way to create a card with the great open road on my mind. I used the "enjoy the journey" sentiment as my starting point and created a sort of postcard themed card. 


Mixing it up, I used several other stamp sets from Precious Remembrance too: Calendar, Positive Thoughts, Mom & Dad, and Journey. I just love the way they mix and match so well together!


So what plans do you have for the rest of the summer? I am sure you can guess what our family will be doing! And I think this Journey stamp set will be perfect for scrapping a travel journal while we are on the road. I am so excited! 

Be to sure to follow the Precious Remembrance blog as the design team features more projects for your inspiration. 

I am so glad you stopped by!