Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pinecone Sketch

I know that I shouldn't, but I'm starting to get in the holiday spirit what with the debut of some Christmas stamps, catalogs, papers, and embellishments everywhere!  I used this week's versatile sketch by Karren Johnson at Freshly Made Sketches to add to my Christmas card stash...

Here is my card...

Stamped the sentiment from A Muse Studio's "It's a Wonderful Life" set on black cardstock in white ink for a chalkboard look. The background is stamped with the most realistic woodgrain image I've ever seen....Stampin Up's "Hardwood" background!

The festive pine bough is from Waltzingmouse Stamps "Festive Foliage" set.  Added some linen red gingham washi tape and red jingle bells to amp up the rustic cheer :)  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, September 25, 2014


A card for Papertrey Ink's blog hop based on this lovely inspiration photo...

The County Fair medallion panels are stamped with the the flowers that Betsy included in the set, and also the sweater pattern on the little mini polaroid image in the Framed Out #12 mini stamp set.  The sentiment is from Vintage Picnic Sentiments.

The embossed background is made with the Vineyard Impression Plate on Rustic Cream cardstock.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tinsel Tree

Had time to play along with "The Challenge #15" on Lesley Croghan's blog "Always Playing with Paper."
Here it is... to use the sketch on the left, the colors on the right, or both!

I chose to make a Christmas card with both the colors and the sketch, tilted sideways...

I was inspired by my new "O' Tannenbaum" set from Papertrey Ink and this paper that's light grey with pink stars.

The tree is actually stamped in Delicata Silver ink, but it looks embossed (and kind of tinsel-y if that is a word!) Now, if you want to see a really spectacular Christmas tree with another from the set...and some PINK...head over to Renee's blog!  This card HERE is droolworthy!

Thanks to Lesley and her DT for such a fun challenge!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Cozy Snowflake Sketch

A lovely sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches by Cindy Lovell!  The star instantly made me think of my quilt patch from the "County Fair" Make it Market Kit by Betsy Veldman.

I turned it into a snowflake...

The paper is from DCWV's "Merry Little Christmas."  I thought the lettering matched Lawn Fawn's "Milo's Alphabet" stamps so I spelled out "Cozy," then added "Wishes" from PTI's new "O' Tannenbaum" set.

Added some shimmer ribbon for the vertical panels, but the little swirls on the flannel paper made me think of twine so added a twisting flurry of my own!  The little wooden heart is from Studio Calico and I added some red dye inks to color it.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Watercolor Balloon Sketch

Yay!  Got to play along with my favorite sketch challenge... Freshly Made Sketches!  This week's sketch is by Jennifer Brum. I ended up taking some creative liberties with the sketch.  You know how you start off with one idea, and then as you get crafting, the end result is very different from the original creation that you had developed in your mind?  That's what happened there!

Here is Jennifer's sketch...

Here is my card:

I started off with a watercolor "bokeh" background by Dawn Woleslagle from WPlus9 Blog seen here.  So inspiring!  Love the whole feel that this background gives a card...very dreamy, like you are floating :) Thus my choice to add some confetti and balloons...

I added some background stamping and a sentiment with my "Confetti" set from Mama Elephant. The balloons are from Papertrey Ink's "Birthday Style."  I die cut them from vellum paper then stamped the coordinating image using A Muse Studio and Fresh pigment inks in similar "sky" colors.  The "bow" image is from "Confetti" and I added it to the top of the sentiment.  I poked a whole for the balloon strings to go through to the back, then added a rhinestone.  This will be a fun card for one of my daughters to give at a party!

As always, thanks so much to Freshly Made Sketches for the inspiration...and to you for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stamps for Sale!

My time at Waltzingmouse Stamps has come to a close, but I wanted to say thank you to Claire (and Lynn) for everything over the past few years.  I will treasure the friendships I have made on the team, and thank all of the wonderful ladies for their inspiration and encouragement.  Best of luck in the future to everyone!

But now comes the time that I have to thin out my treasured collection.  Shipping for sets listed below in U.S. and Canada is $1.00 per set.  Slightly higher international shipping fees will be discussed with the customer. Almost all sets are used with some staining that does not affect stamping.  Please feel free to ask any questions in comments section.  Email requests for sets will be honored in the order they are received. Paypal payments only please.  Thank you so much!

Waltzingmouse Stamps:

Big Blooms-Poinsettia  $8
Candy Jar Christmas  $8
Candy Wagon  $5
Compliments of the Season Two  $5
Ornate Ornaments $8
Tag Collection One (some Christmas) $5

Coordinate with Nestabilities:
For these sets, I also have the coordinating Nestabilities for sale.  
Stamp set only 10.00.  Set with Nestabilities included will be 20.00.

        Florentine Frippery with Nestabilities Labels 24 set
        Little Box Labels with Nestabilities Labels 5 set


Big Day Additions  $5
Compact Family  $8
Dainty Doilies 2  - $5
Eat Cake  $5
Mini Crackle Background Reverse  $3
Reverse Crackle Background (full size)  $5
Paris Nouveau  $8
Puttin' on the Ritz  $8
Sheriff  $3
Woodenheart Alphabet  $5
Victorian Frippery  $8
Vintage Baby Shower  $8
Vintage Circles Small  $8

12 Kits of Occasions...Kara's Birthday Kit!

Hi everyone!  So glad to be back to 12 Kits of Occasion projects with these awesome ladies, and I thank them SO MUCH for being patient and kind to me during my stamping hiatus!  I'll be posting some projects over the next month featuring kits that I missed from Jeanne, Joyce, Marybeth, and Tracey. Even though school is back in session as of Wednesday, I'm thinking things might slow down a least for September!

But on to Kara's amazing kit of the month with the theme of BIRTHDAY!  We got a wonderful bunch of stamped items and dies from WPlus 9( (even the Ink Splats stamp set!), Paper Smooches, Papertrey Ink, and Simon Says Stamp!

Up first is a floral card with the WPlus 9 stamp set and coordinating dies..."Spring Blooms."  I love their sets of mini flowers!

Paired the Curved Card die from Simon Says Stamp with the flowers and a sentiment from WPlus9's  More Fresh Cuts, and the blossom images from Fresh Cut Florals.  The chevron embossing folder is from Lifestyle Crafts.

The next two cards were my girls' favorites.  I will keep these as templates for the birthday parties they attend...and see some shopping in my near future! ;)

I used the sweet balloons from Whole Lotta' Happy and the sentiment and die cut banner from Simon Says Stamp's "Tilted Banners."

Kara sent us the coolest glossy paper from DCWV called "Whiteboard" and once I used it, I wanted it on everything!  It really gives cards a fun modern feel and makes the colorful images and paper pop!

Kara also generously included the WPlus9 stamp set "Ink Splats" in our package!  I combined it with my WMS "Splat It" set to make this card...

And last, a tag...or course!  My daughter Claire will be turning 9 in October, and I made a tag for her...

The tumbling number die cuts are from WPlus9's  Modern Numerals die and the arrow is from Paper Smooches Cardbooking 1 die set.  I stamped the "9" with "Ink Splats" again.

Some Wink of Stella glitter pen on the die cuts and more of that delicious "Whiteboard" paper for the tag, cut with a Hero Arts die.

Can't leave without some contest information!  Kara not only gave us each a WPlus9 "Ink Splats" set...but there is one for a lucky winner TOO!  Be sure to stop by Kara's blog HERE for your chance to win, and visit our guest designer Alanna's blog HERE!

Thanks SO much for visiting today!