Thursday, February 28, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz

***This is my second post for the day. If you're looking for CASE Study Challenge 130, please scroll down.***

Are you ready for a little Blog Waltz?! If you are...then Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz! If you just came from Kim's blog then you're in the right place! If not, head on over to the Watlzingmouse Makes Blog to start from the beginning.

The theme for the Waltz is to use your favorite Waltzingmouse Stamp set to date. And since I couldn't choose just one, I decided to choose a "set". lol. I am in love with the Waltzingmouse "Western" themed stamp sets. :) And I made a little party set with it for the waltz! 


I used Back in the Saddle, Bitty Banners, Candy Wagon, and Way Out West. First up is an Invitation card for our little Western party. I did a lot of fussy cutting for this. I'm hoping to make cut files for this set so that I can make these invitations in bulk. :)

Then I made a little treat bag. The treat bag itself was made with my Silhouette Cameo. Then I decorated it with Waltzingmouse goodies.

And lastly, I made a place card for my little party set. 

That's all I have for you today! If you're all done here, you can head on over to Karin's blog for more inspiration! :) Here's a full list of the blog hop for you just in case you need it! Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you again soon. :)

Nautical Kiddie Gift Card Holder

Hi there! I'm back with another card, this one is for CASE Study Challenge 130. It's our February Muse's Teri Anderson last week here at CASE, so let's give her a round of applause for all of her wonderful featured cards this month.

Here's one more for the road! Teri's card for this week is a wonderfully layered gift card! 

I also made a gift card. I made one for my nephew who's ten. He loves watching movies as well as swimming. So I thought, why not combine the two. I made a little whale card for him to hold an AMC gift card.

I used WPlus9 Bitty Buddy Valentines and picked out the cute little whale. I stamped it several times in different colors to make a background panel. Then I adhered a piece of striped patterned paper to break up the card into two sections. I stamped the checkered strip from WPlus9 Country Charm and used it to separate the two portions.

 The gift card pocket is made from the WPlus9 Vintage Envelope Die. I cut the top portion to shorten it and punched a half circle on the edge to make the card easily accessible. I decorated it with a frame from PTI Fabulous Frames, some jute twine, and a banner from the WPlus9 Banner Trio Die.

 Want more inspiration? Head on over to CASE Study Challenge Blog for more! Please join us this week if you have the time to get a little inky. We would love to see your cards/projects! Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Play Date Cafe 170 - Sending Well Wishes

Hi there! I finally had some time to play a bit in my craft room. I was also browsing through my favorite blogs and found The Play Date Cafe 170! The color combination is gorgeous! I absolutely loved it and had to join!

When I saw this color combination the first thing I grabbed was PTI's Facy Folk Art stamp set. The colors reminded me of beautiful Moroccan tiles from my best friend's house back home. They had these gorgeous yellow and blue flowers on them. It took me a while to come up with the layout for my card, but I eventually finished it.

The wood grain background and gray door also stuck to me. And I grabbed my favorite "wood" image, the Birch stamp set from Clear and Simple Stamps. I heat embossed it in white against a stone colored cardstock.

I also added a label from PTI's Fabulous Frames on the bottom to balance the flowers above. I punched the sides and slipped jute twine through it and around the card.

The sentiments above and below are from PTI's Everyday Photo Finishers. I thought the font was perfect for the "feel" that I wanted to bring out from the card.

I added a strip of gray cardstock to separate the two portions of the card. I found it lacking and decided to stamp my favorite image from PTI's Embellishments on it in white. I used WPlus9's White Pigment Ink. Have I mentioned how awesome this ink is?!?!?!

 That's all I have for today! I hope you enjoyed this post. Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! :)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Early Spring

I cannot wait for spring to arrive. So I'm making spring come early over at CASE Study Challenge Blog! We have another card from our February Muse Teri Anderson this week. 

I was a little stumped by this card when I first saw it. But the thing that stuck after I stood up from my desk was the band of colored strips across the card. So I cut some strips of patterned paper and sewed it onto a vintage cream cardstock panel. I wanted to bring in a backyard feel to it so I stamped the larger Chicken Wire from Waltzingmous Stamps image onto it.

I grabbed my Mother's Day Bouquet from WPlus9 and started stamping flowers and leaves in different colors. I hand cut the flowers and leaves and adhered them across the band of patterned paper strips that I made. I also stamped butterflies and dots onto the background panel as well.

  There are times when I want to use my Silhouette Cameo for things like these. But since I have a small craft space I have my Cameo tucked away in a corner. Whenever I have to use it, I have to move stuff around and then put everything back when I'm done. That's why most of the time I feel lazy to use it. It's really embarrassing. I hope I can find a better set-up for it so that I can use it more. If you have a great solution I would really appreciate it if you could drop me a line! Thank you so much for stopping by today! I'll see you again soon! :)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

WMS February Blog Hop Party

Every 17th of the month, Waltzingmouse Stamps plays host to a Blog Hop Party! And we would absolutely love to see what you'll make with your Waltzingmouse Stamps! :) This month's theme is DOILIES. So bring out your doily stamps and join us for a little party!

Here's my card for the party. I pulled out my Dainty Doilies - Large Set and made a background patterned paper with it. I stamped it with WPlus9 white pigment ink on a dark cardstock panel. I just love the beautiful details of each doily that's absolutely crisp white against the kraft.

 I also used Vintage Garden Seed Packet. I stamped it onto vintage cream cardstock and cut out a window. Then I stamped the flower image, hand cut it and adhered it to the back panel which I stamped with Faux Fun.
 One lucky winner has the chance to grab a STAMP SET of their choice! Now that's what I call a PARTY! So please join us over at the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog for a little party! Happy hopping and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

CASE Study Challenge 128

Happy Valentines Day! Hubby took me to a nice Japanese buffet restaurant yesterday, as per my request. :) heehee. I LOVE Japanese food. We didn't want to celebrate it on the day and have to deal with long lines and traffic. How are you celebrating Valentines Day?

How about we celebrate it with a little ink? :) Teri has another card for us this week. It's time for CASE Study Challenge 128

It took awhile before I could come up with something for this week's challenge. The color combination stuck with me as well as 9 circles on the card. I usually step away and come back when I'm stuck like this. Eventually, I went with the 9 circle pattern on the card. But instead of the circles, I used banners. 

 I die cut eight banners using the PTI: Banner Builder Die Collection. The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye. The circle with the heart die is from PTI: Love Lives Here Die Collection.

 I stamped and hand cut some hearts from The Craft's Meow: Sew Lovely and adhered them onto some of the banners.  I stamped a sentiment from The Craft's Meow: Love Dwells Here, then I tied twine around the card.

 Please join us for a little fun this week over at CASE Study Challenge. I'll be back with more cards this week! See you then! :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PTI: Color Inspiration Challenge

Hi there! It's Papertrey Ink's 6th Year Anniversary! I missed the sketch challenge yesterday and felt really bad. So I made sure to join in today. I picked color inspiration no. 5 for this challenge, and although I missed yesterday's, I still used a sketch from it anyway. 

Color-inspiration-5  Sketch-4

I loved this color combination as soon as I saw it and so decided to give it a go. Here's what I came up with. I used Fancy Folk Art stamp set. I apologize for the bad photo. I had to take this at night and the lighting was terrible. I really should invest in a good Speedlite. 

I used the coordinating dies for Fancy Folk Art. Then I stamped the individual flowers. There's a strip in the middle of the Fine Linen banner that I actually stamped and colored in. I grouped the flowers in a bunch underneath a gray ribbon and added a few punched twigs.

I stamped the sentiment straight onto the Fine Linen banner, stamped it again in light gray and hand cut it. Then I adhered it over the initial stamped image with some foam tape.

 That's all I have for today. I'll be back again this week with more cards! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Hi there! I hope everyone in the East Coast is doing well. We had about 15 inches of snow where we live, but it wasn't so bad. We had no power outages and other than shoveling the snow up front, we're pretty much just resting indoors today. It's nice and sunny now and I had plenty of time to get inky. 

I found two great challenges that I wanted to join in. The first one is The Shabby Tea Room 152 and the other is Moxie Fab World: Tuesday Trigger - Cross My Heart


It was a wonderful coincidence that they both had the same color combination and flowers on their inspiration photos. So I grabbed my Waltzingmouse Stamps and started to make this...

I apologize for the photos today. I usually always compare what my images look like on my computer as well as my tablet. The colors show off the same as the original on my tablet but seems to be a little washed off here on my computer.

Anyway, for my background, I stamped the Birch Trees from Clean and Simple Stamps above and heat embossed Chicken Wire from WMS on the bottom. I separated the two by tying a gray ribbon around my card.

 Then I used French Country and stamped sentiment and rooster image on the label from the same set. I also stamped the different flower images from the set, colored them in with copics and hand cut each one. It was a little tedious, but I knew it would be worth it in the end. :)

The key is how you hold your scissors. You should always use your thumb and ring finger when cutting. It's how surgeons hold their scissors so that it's more stable. :) Because your ring finger and pinky provide the base that keeps your scissors steady. Did that make sense? :) lol. 

Anyway, I hope you like my card for today. Maybe I can try and make cut files for these images...hmmm that should be interesting. :) Well, that's it for me! Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of our weekend!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

CASE Study Challenge 127

Hi there! It's time for things to slow down a little here on the blog so I can watch some tv! lol! But before we do that...I have one more card to share with you. This one is for CASE Study Challenge 127New month, new muse! And this month we are proud to welcome the VERY talented Miss Teri Anderson!!! 

Let's get right to it! Here's Teri's inspiration card for this week!

I got my PTI order in the mail this past weekend. So of course I would break them out immediately and ink them up! I never order before the 28th of each month because I don't want to join the big rush with everyone else. This way, I always get my order in 3-5 days! Love it! :)

For this card, I used Hands of Time and it's coordinating die. I actually was only able to get the clock hands die. They were out of stock on the actual clock die itself. So hopefully they will be back in stock on my next order.

I stamped the face twice straight onto the card and then again on another one that I cut to  layer over the pre-existing ones. I used two shades of blue, Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pool and Soft Stone. I didn't have a punch that fit the smaller circles of the face of the clock, so I used my Exacto knife on it instead.

Instead of using washi tape on top and the bottom portion of my card I just stamped some a text background pattern on it.

 That's it for me! Please join us over at CASE Study Challenge! I've been a little busy lately helping some friends make logos for their upcoming businesses. But hopefully I'll have enough time to get inky a few more times this week! Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon! :)


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