Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I stamped a tag with the birthday sentiment and used coordinating papers from the A Proper Gentleman line from Graphic 45 for what would be a great man card. :)
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps - Fabulous Birthday (SDA), DP - A Proper Gentleman Collection (G45), Card Stock - Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla (SU!), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Ribbon (SU!), Tag Die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug
Sunday, May 29, 2011
I used the colors and the bird motif as my inspiration using a folk art looking stamp set I've had for a while but never used. I love the reds and yellows together! I finished the card with a satin ribbon and a stamped tag with a little bee I made from clay. I really like how it turned out!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
I made this card with the amazing new Gingham and Co. stamp set as well as the Holiday Labels 14 set! I finished the card with some felt flowers and a scrunchy bow.
If you've made it this far, you are in for a treat! Claire, the owner of Waltzingmouse Stamps (and all around amazing woman) is sponsoring my giveaway today!! Head to this post to find out how you can win!
Now, off you go to Brittany's blog - she's got a wonderful card to share with you!
Supplies: Stamps - Gingham and Co, Holiday Labels 14 (WMS), Card Stock - Bravo Burgandy, Very Vanilla (SU!), Ink - Bravo Burgandy, Old Olive (SU!), Felt (PTI), Labels 14 (Spellbinders), Ribbons (my stash), Flower Die (MFT)
Friday, May 27, 2011
I was a huge fan before becoming part of the WMS family, and a big part of my crafting budget is always spent at WMS. The quality of these stamps just can't be beat and the service is amazing. Yes, we are ordering from Ireland but routinely get our orders within a week (nevermind any volcanoes that decide to fill airspace with ash...) The sets are jam packed with images and sentiments and are an excellent value for the money.
So on to the fun stuff...
All you need to do to be eligible to win is to become a follower of my blog and let me know which set you want. Easy peasy. I will announce the winner here a week from today (Saturday, June 4th) and you will have a few days to send me your address. I'll pass all of your information to Claire who will pop the set in the mail and you will be the proud owner of your very own WMS before you know it! I honestly think you will love these stamps just as much as I do!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
Supplies: Stamps - Dainty Doilies (WMS), DP - Hollywood Vogue Collection (Webster's Pages), Ink - Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Basic Black (SU!), Card Stock - Crumb Cake (SU!), Vintage Cream (PTI), Cuttlebug, Dies (Spellbinders), Ribbon (Memriemare), Pearl (Martha Stewart), Twine (PTI), Foam Squares
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Thanks for visiting and I can't wait to see what the rest of you have come up with - there are always such great ideas out here!
Supplies: Stamps - Button Boutique, Beautiful Blooms (PTI), Felt (PTI), Ink - Aqua Mist (PTI), Certainly Celery (SU!), Card Stock - Vintage Cream (PTI), DP - 5&Dime Collection (October Afternoon), Vintage Buttons
I chose this sentiment stamp from Verve as the challenge of being on a weekly sketch team really helped me grow in my craft and I've really enjoyed the experience. I paired the stamped tag with some lovely papers, lace, and fabric flower from Webster's Pages.
Don't forget to link up by Sunday and you'll be in the running for some great prizes and to be the next Papercraft Star!
Supplies: Stamps - Blossom Plain Jane (Verve), Tag Die (Verve), Ink - Regal Rose (SU!), Card Stock - Vintage Cream (PTI), DP/Embellishments/Lace - Country Estate Collection (Webster's Pages), Cuttlebug, Twine (Divine Twine), Foam Squares)
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day!
Supplies: Stamps - Lunar Lights (Lawn Fawn), DP - 5&Dime Collection (October Afternoon), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Stickles, Twine (Crafta)
Monday, May 23, 2011
I paired the papers with a button and that great flash card from that collection with a tag I cut and stamped. I love how the little button coordinated so well with the coral card stock!
Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Stamps - Vintage Children (SDA), DP/Embellishments - 5&Dime Collection (October Afternoon), Tag Die (Verve), Cuttlebug, Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Foam Squares, Card Stock - Cameo Coral (SU!), Twine (PTI), Yarn (Lawn Fawn)
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Okay, if you haven't been able to tell, today is the 2nd birthday of Waltzingmouse Stamps and I am so thrilled for Claire on the "toddlerhood" of her baby! When I discovered Waltzingmouse Stamps two summers ago (yes, I was a few months late to the party), I actually sent fan mail, lol! I had to caveat it by saying I'd never done that before I that I promised I wasn't a stalker! As all of you know that have spent any time around WMS, the quality, customer service, and generall good peeps feeling you get when dealing with Claire just can't be beat.
Oh was I rambling? On to this week's sketch challenge - another fabby design from Mischief Maker Edna - I used the rain stamp from Asian Gardens Additions to stamp my background, fussy cut the lanterns and used foam squares to pop a few off of the card. I love how the shimmery navy card stock works with the silver ink and the red adds just the right pop of color!
I can't wait to see what you come up with this week! Have fun and remember - use at least one WMS stamp in your creations to be crowned Top Mouse or to win WMS of your very own just by playing along! It's good fun and we'd love to have you join us!! C'mon!
Supplies: Stamps - Asian Gardens Additions, Bitty Banners, Half Pint Heroes (WMS), Card Stock - Navy Shimmer, Select White (PTI), Riding Hood Red (SU!), Ink - Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black (SU!), Silver (Encore), Twine (Crafta), Foam Squares
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Hello, friends! Today we kick off Challenge 46 at Papercraft Star and I'm happy to reveal my card made with this sketch in mind -
As you probably all know by now, I'm a card maker, not a scrapbooker (even though I dream of one day being able to make a layout.) I find that some sketches are more difficult to turn into cards than others and this week's sketch fell into that category for me. I chose to focus on the two photo blocks and turned them into the house cutout and the "home" text. I also used the horizontal elements of the sketch by adding a border to the center of the card and using horizontal striped paper.
I hope you can play along with us this week! Remember to link up your creations by Sunday and then we all get to choose the next Papercraft Star!! Have fun!
Supplies: House Stamp (Hero Arts), DP/Embellishments - 5&Dime Collection (October Afternoon), Twine (PTI), Copic Markers, Card Stock - Confetti Kraft, Very Vanilla (SU!)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
This month, we're showcasing masculine cards and I had a lot of fun making this card with my Way out West and Back in the Saddle sets! I stamped a kraft card base with the woodgrain stamp from Way out West and then layered a sheet of patterned paper over the top. I stamped the wanted poster from Back in the Saddle on cream card stock and then inked and distressed the edges to give it a worn look. I stamped and cut out the horse and layered it in the center of the poster (hard to see in the picture) for a bit of dimension.
I finished the card with a Tim Holtz compass sticker and ticket, a wool ribbon, and some gold stars.
I can't wait to see what masculine cards you all made. Off to waltz with you! Have a great day!
Supplies: Stamps - Back in the Saddle, Way out West (WMS), DP - Wanted Collection (Cosmo Cricket), Card Stock - Confetti Kraft (SU!), Vintage Cream (PTI), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Basic Black (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Distressing Tool (Making Memories), Sticker/Ticket (Tim Holtz), Ribbon/Stars (SU!)
Monday, May 16, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
When I first saw this photo, I noticed the chocolate-covered pretzels first and built my card around the brown, green, and red colors of the photo for my card. I stamped and cut out the little house, used a 1/2" punch to make the little tree tops, and finished the card with a bright yellow button "sun" tied with twine.
I can't wait to see what you come up with this week! Don't forget to link up by Sunday because voting starts on Monday! Have fun!
Supplies: Stamps - Home Sweet Home (XX), DP - Earth Love (Cosmo Cricket), Card Stock - Vintage Cream (PTI), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red (SU!), Twine (Country Clean), Button (Favorite Findings), Copic Markers, Foam Squares
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I had so much fun making this card and thought the "Dear Santa" paper was perfect picturing a little one writing his/her list of things they'd like to see in that stocking on Christmas morning! I used 1/8" Scor-Tape around the edges of the larger panel and covered it with glitter for a bit os shimmer.
I hope you have a lovely day and thanks for visiting!
Supplies: DP - Home for the Holidays Collection (Webster's Pages), Card Stock - Real Red (SU!), Twine (Crafta), Ornament (Ben Franklin), Glue Dots, Scor Tape
Monday, May 9, 2011
I'm absolutely in love with the Hawaiian Vintage stamp set from Stampin' D'Amour and think I used just about every image from the set on this card! I stamped a large tag with a lot of the motifs, and used a pretty coral ink for the flowers. I stamped a Tim Holtz tag with the Hawaiian Airlines stamp from the set and pulled in chocolate and coral papers to match the tag.
Supplies: Stamps - Hawaiian Vintage (SDA), Tags (Tim Holtz), DP (Creative Inspirations), Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral (SU!), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Twine (PTI), Distressing Tool (Zutter)
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all had a lovely day! Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers out there - that is one amazing job you do!
Supplies: Stamps - Big Wish, Fairy Tales (Verve), DP/Embellishments - 5&Dime (October Afternoon), Pearls (Hero Arts), Twine (PTI), Card Stock - Vintage Cream (PTI), Ink - Brocade Blue (SU!), Telegraph Paper Embellishment (K&Co)