Sunday, March 1, 2015

Waltzingmouse New Release - Halftone Basics

It's day three of the Waltzingmouse Stamps sneak peeks and today we're showing you the new Halftone Basics Stamp Set.  If you loved the Kaboom set from yesterday you are going to flip over these comic book inspired prints.   The set includes lots of stamps that will allow you to create all sorts of amazing backgrounds.  

This card features the long border stip stamp thats a little over 6" long.   I inked it up in several different colors, double dipping the ink along the edges in different colors to add some depth and contrast.  If you look close its made up of lots of little dots!
So did you notice that die cut Kaboom!?  It is a double layer die - so you can use the inside letters like I did here - or the outside frame like on the card above.
 The set has all sorts of shapes including hearts, arrows, circles, and starbursts! 
 There is also a square image in the set that I stamped in different colors to make a pretty border.
 And yes!!! A new Easter die too!  I cut the die several times and layered them together so the sentiment is nice and thick.
 I wish you could see this one in person.  It reminds me of a fresh died Easter egg.  The clean white background, with bright colors along the top and bottom!

I bet you want to see more right?   Here is a list of the designers with projects to share today. 

I hope you will stop by tomorrow.  We'll be celebrating the new release hitting the store with a blog hop and a chance for you to win this new collection.

All cards 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Halftone Basics, Kaboom
Dies:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Kaboom, Easter
Cardstock & Ink
Sequins Pretty Pink Posh
Enamel Dots  Misc.

Waltzingmouse New Release - Kaboom!

Thanks for stopping by!  I promised you something completely different than yesterday! Did you love reading comic books as a kid?  I will give them all the credit for my addiction to reading.   My favorites?  Anything I could get my hands on.. my brother's Tales From the Crypt and Superheros, to my sister's Archie Betty & Veronica .. oh yes.. and the Sunday comics!   I just couldn't wait to get my turn at them!. 

Maybe you have a comic book fan in your house too?  Or just love the cool graphic images?  These are going to make you happy!    Today I'm the lucky one who gets to share  the latest Waltzingmouse Stamps release.    Three new sets hit the store on Tuesday.  This set is called Kaboom!   And I gotta say - for a stamper who isn't big on making backgrounds - these were a blast and came together so easy!  
The set comes with lots of great comic book look graphics and sentiments.    I used the big dotted star stamp from the set and inked it up in red, orange and yellow!  Next I stamped the sentiments and little star accents in bold black.   Who knew I could do a one layer card?  LOL!  And I was still able to pack in all the color I love!
I did another card in primary colors - stamping the background in red and white.  I stamped the fun sentiments on yellow card stock, fussy cut them and adhered them with adhesive foam tape for a little dimension.
The paper I used for both of these cards is Rustic Cream from Papertrey.  I like the little flecks of fiber that are visable - I though it gave these two a more "pulp" look.

Ok just one more.... I was just having so much fun with these  I had to sneak in another CAS one layer card!

Ready for more?    You're going to want to see more designs created for the super heros in your life!  Just click on the designer name below to jump to their blog!

Claire Brennan
Anya Schrier
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you come back tomorrow for day three of the new releases.  I promise more colorful eye candy!  

All cards 4.25 x 5.5"
Ingredients  - Card Stock, Ink and Waltzingmouse Kaboom Stamp Set!

Poppystamps Challenge - Through My Window

Are you addicted to die cuts? You know I am.. you don't even have to ask.   Now.. are you familiar with Poppystamps? If not you need to go check them out. Poppystamps "parent" company is Memory Box - so if you love their designs these are the same quality and delicate cuts you know,  by the same artist.  They sponsor a monthly challenge with an opportunity to win some dies.  The theme this month is "Through My Window".  You can use one of their window dies, or make a window/frame of your own.  Another option? How about a scene of what you see through your window.... or if winter is getting you down.. how about what you WISH you'd see through that window? 
I will admit I love looking out the window and seeing the snow fall - it is very pretty!  But I am really missing going outside for a walk.  Lots of folks don't shovel their snow and I'm too old to break a leg!  Falling down isn't what it used to be! LOL!!
So back to day dreaming about what I WISH I  was seeing outside my window.   Actually I added a few windows too.  Memory Box just added a line of "basics" dies that includes frames and tags all designed to work together called "Open Studio"  I used the Square Layers and Frames to make some easy window shakers  to add to my card.
I hope you have some time to play!  I'd love to see what you're up to - maybe what you're dreaming of? 

You can get details on the challenge and see other samples from design team members here at the Poppystamps blog.  Just click on the "challenge" button across the top of the page!

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"
Stamp:  Waltzingmouse Spring Baskets 
Pattern Paper Basic Grey RSVP
Buttons, Pearls
Sequins Pretty Pink Posh

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Waltzingmouse New Release - Special Lady

Have you been eagerly anticipating the next Waltzingmouse release?  Well you're wait is over!  It's here and I'm so excited to share it with you.  There are three new stamp sets - and four new dies!  Today the design team is showing the Special Lady stamp set!

The very first time I stamped this vintage image I was stunned by it's fabulous detail.   It's so easy to add lots of color to this one - no markers or pencils required!  She is just gorgeous in every color I've inked her in.  The hard part was settling on what color for my post today.  I settled on a royal purple - it seemed appropriate for the image. 
I wanted to mix it up a little so I used some modern elements like the paper prints (ledger) and twine, but added some classic trims like the crochet lace, doily and paper flower.

Next I made a CAS version with the same image.  Isn't she stunning on a clean background?

Ready to see more designs with these beautiful stamps? Here's a list of designers with projects to show you today!

I hope you come back tomorrow for something completely different!  Yes!  WORLDS away from this victorian Special Lady! 

Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Special Lady
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Mandy Doily, MFT Fishtail Flags, Paper Smooches Flag Tags
Pattern Paper Basic Grey Kissing Booth
Card Stock PTI Rustic Cream, SU! Razzleberry
Border Punch EK Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace
The Twinery Pink Sorbet Twine
Crochet Trim, 5/8" Silk Ivory Ribbon May Arts
Pin & Buttons:  Etsy
Paper Rose
Ink:  Avery Elle Sugar Plum

CAS Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Special Lady
Dies:  MFT Blueprints 20
The Twinery Twine Lilac
Button Etsy
Ink:  Avery Elle Sugar Plum
Card Stock PTI Rustic Cream, SU! Razzleberry

12 Kits of Occasions - Bye Bye Birdie!

It's the last day of the month!  For me that means time for the 12 Kits of Occasions!!   The 12 kits is a group of 12 friends (well... right now there are 11) and we each take turns putting together a "kit" of supplies for the group.  Our hostess this month is Sharron Gregory from On Papillon Wings, and the theme this month is "Bye Bye Birdie".  I couldn't think of a better person for this month's theme,  because when I think of Sharron I always imagine her in her garden of day lillies, enjoying the outdoors and watching the birds.  She is a nature lover - and birds always seem to find their way into her designs and kits.  I even remember seeing photos of a little feathered family taking up residence in front of her house! I could almost hear the smile in her voice when I read about them!    Sharron gave us a very generous supply of beautiful pattern paper, stamped images, and oh so many beautiful die cuts of all different types of birds.. .seagulls, cranes, sand pipers, finches!   You can see a complete list of all the ingredients on the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog!   I made 6 cards so I will get right to it... 
I added this sentiment from Serendipity Stamps to stamp on the patterned paper.

Now if you want to see how the rest of the team used these same ingredients you can click on their name to jump to their blog, or you can hop on over to the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog and see a preview from each designer.   We have a new team mate joining us this month. I hope you will give a welcome to  Michele Ferguson  from  I Card Everyone Blog.

We also have a special guest joining us this month - she was the winner from the comments left on the blog last month! Taunya Butler from Daisies Girl Blog.

I hope you're having a great weekend!