Saturday, October 25, 2014

Waltzingmouse New Release - Flurries

Oh happy day!  There is a brand new release from Waltzingmouse!!  And lucky me!  I get to show you some sneak peeks with these fabulous goodies!   For the next three days (October 25-27) we'll be showing you three new sets.  The stamps hit the store on October 28 when we'll be celebrating with a blog hop and some prizes!  The set we are featuring today is called "Flurries"!  
Flurries is a set of beautiful snowflakes, and a winter woods scene..  There are also some pretty accent pieces like sprigs and stars.  You can leave the trees "as is" or over stamp them with a tear drop shaped stamp to add more color and shape. 

Did I mention that there are two new dies as well?  Take a look at this close up so you can see all the detail going on here.  This one is called Pretty Panels One.  There is a pretty pierced design on the outside of the die as well as on the cut out label.  The  double cut frame allows you to add a border of different colors to your design for lots of design flexibility.   Imagine the possibilities! 

I know you are going to see lots of snowflakes today with the DT showing you this pretty set. I wanted to make mine a little "different" so I treated them more like flowers - stamping them in pretty colors and making an arrangement.  
 Ready to see more Flurry Projects?  You're just one click away!! 

 Head Mousetress Claire Brennan 

I hope you'll come back tomorrow to see more new releases.  Want a hint? Tomorrows set is called "Jolly Old Elf"... hmmm.... I wonder what that could mean!

Supplies Used:  Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse "Flurries" Stamp Set
Die:  Waltzingmouse  Pretty Panels One
Twinery Twine Marachino
Card Stock:  PTI
Pearls, Heart Gem, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fusion! This is Halloween!

I love the name of the latest Fusion Card Challenge - This is Halloween!  It makes me want to start singing the Nightmare Before Christmas song...  

Boys and Girls of every age 
Wouldn't you love to see something strange?
Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night
This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright

I just love Halloween - it's all good!  The costumes, scary movies, cartoons and candy!  I hope you do too!  That will make this new challenge super fun and easy!  How can you resist?
I can't wait to see what you make!  If you need a little more inspiration the DT has lots of wonderful projects to show you!  Just click on my teamies names here!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Lil Inker Designs Bats & Broomsticks
Dies:  Lil Inker Designs Bats & Broomsticks, Spellbinder Standard Circles
Border Punch:  EK Success Zig Zag Stitch
Pattern Paper:  October Afternoon Witch Hazel
Card Stock:  PTI Orange Zest, White
Sequins Pretty Pink Posh
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Witch

I'm posting on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.  I have a sweet Halloween witch card for you in lemon and gray!  Want a peek?  

If you want to see more just click here!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Yellow Ornament

Today I'm posting on the Poppystamps blog.  Here's a sneak peek of the card I'm calling "Yellow Ornament".  I used a background die and left a bit of it secured for a different look.

If you want to see more just click here!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SSCB#36 - Fall Challenge

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  Can you believe it's Wednesday already?  I think it must be the kids being off school for Fall break... there's lots of activity in the house and I don't feel like I'm getting much done.   DH is having a card party on Friday.  I'll be cooking for the boys so I've been busy shopping.  With the driveway still "under construction" it's a job unloading the car.  I'm going to leave the heavy lifting of the "beverages" to him.  The guys take turns going to a different home for every game so I don't have to do this too often.

We are at the half way point of the latest Serendipity Stamps Challenge.  We start a new challenge on the first Wednesday of every month.  On the third Wednesday of the month we show more cards and give you a gentle reminder that there is still time to play.   The challenge this month is FALL,   It's a good time to play - and you might just win a $20 gift code off your next order.  Everyone is a winner because the sale this week is “Buy 3, Get the 4th Free”   good through Oct 22nd.
 The "Boo!" die is part of the latest release.  I colored up the image of Kitty and Jack with Copic markers.  I actually tried it two different ways - one in watercolor and one with Copic.  The watercolor was nice and bold,but the blending just didn't look right to me - so I went with this one. 
I have a little Fall tag for you today too.  I stamped a light orange paper with the pretty Wood Background stamp in a darker orange ink. and then cut out the Oak Leaf Scroll Die.  I cut a second tag in aqua blue and then glued the two tags together.  Last I inlaid the pretty die cut leaf.   

The design team all made Halloween cards for this challenge.  I hope it puts you in the mood to celebrate!  And our special guest this month is  Julia Stainton!!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific day!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5.5 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity  Stamps Kitty and Jack, 
Dies:  Serendipity Stamps Boo!, Cheery Lynn Horizon French Flair, L12 French Flair Classic
Pattern Paper:  October Afternoon Witch Hazel 8x8"
Card Stock:  PTI True Black, White, Vintage Cream
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Seam Binding:  Hug Snug Black
Twinery Twine Solid Charcoal
5/8" Stitched Grosgrain - Michaels

Serendipity Stamps:   Wood Background Stamp, For You SM
Dies:  Serendipity Stamps Oak Leaf Scroll Die, PTI Tag Sale #6
Twinery Twine Caribbean
Ink:  Memento Luxe Morocco, Versafine Onyx Black
Card Stock:  PTI Aqua Mist, Terra Cotta Tile, SU! Crisp Cantaloupe