Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps Button Waltz!

It's time for another blog waltz with Waltzingmouse Stamps!  This month's theme is BUTTONS!


I should be used to winter by now, living in upstate New York.  But something about this winter is just getting to me.  It's been extra loooong!  Even though it hasn't been as snowy here as in other parts of the country, it's been cold and grey just about every single day since November!  To make it worse, next week is "winter break" here, and lots of people I know are going on a vacation to sunnier lands...Jason, the kids, and I just aren't those people!

So I picked the brightest, cheeriest colors that I could find and some super orange buttons, and made myself a little slice of Florida to feel better.  (And I found a channel with a weatherman that says it's going to get up to 50 degrees today, yippee!)

I finally ordered "Teeny Trees" and was a little excited to use it!  I stamped the tree trunk, and then used the teeny leaf images over and over, in different shades of green (and some yellow).  Sponged yellow around the outside edges. The bottom panel just happens to be a piece of fabric that came already "pinked"! 

Here are the other supplies:

Stamps:  Teeny Trees and sentiment from Frame It, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock:  White and New Leaf, Papertrey Ink
Inks:  PTI New Leaf, VersaMagic Sahara Sand and Thatched Straw, and VersaColor Lime and Bamboo
Other:  buttons, orange Divine Twine, fabric quarter from JoAnn's, circle punch, sponge dauber

Thanks for stopping by!  Couldn't have asked for a better waltz theme to cheer me up...buttons make me so happy!

Now you all have yourself a sunny day now, ya hear?!

35 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

This is a really cheery card. You are right about buttons and happiness. I am wishing you some of our CA warm weather. I wonder if you got some of those cute button stamps and dies from PTI this month.

www.injoystampin.com said...

Very happy card Kelly! Love the colors and layout. :c) Waltzing along, Robyn

Jen said...

Aw Kelly, I adore this card. The tree is magnificent laiden with its glorious buttony fruit. You sure are clever. That tree is stamped to perfection. Not only is your card inspiring, but very uplifting! Thank you for that. :-)

sharingthepassion said...

This is fabulous Kelly......so cherry and perfect for chasing away those winter blues. i hear you about winter.....we have just been told we are to get more in Scotland :( roll on spring! Thank you for a wonderful creation!

Ali x

Sharon said...

Oh my word, what beautiful colours you've chosen! Loving your use of buttons. :D

Debgem said...

I love it!!! This is such a pretty card - soft, spring colours and tree loaded with leaves and button flowers!! Brilliant!

rudlis said...

Kelly, beautiful card, colours.
Great design. I love it.

Julia Aston said...

Love your pretty orange tree Kelly! and your bright sun! I can feel the warmth from here! I'm with ya on being sick of the snow and cold!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a beautiful button orange tree you created Kelly! Looks like the one in my backyard! Love the lil sun shining down! Sending you warm wishes from Phoenix :)

Bumblebee said...

That tree is amazing Kelly!!! I have the teeny trees set and have never thought of doing that!
Love it!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Beautiful card Kelly. I love the various colors you added to your tree. I too am anxious for winter to give way to spring.

Antje said...

Yes, your card is definately calling 'spring'!! Love the soft colours and I am sure, tomorrow will be a sunny day ;-)

LaurieJ said...

Oh my, I love your little orange tree! What a perfect way to use buttons. The whole card has such a sunny feel, it makes me smile. :-)

Hélène said...

I love the pastel colors !

Trish said...

I absolutely LOVE the stamped tree - makes me want to buy that set!

carole said...

Great cart !! I love the softs colors !

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love your little piece of Floriday, Kelly! Great colors for the tree and I love the way you used that stamp for the sun!

Leah Killian said...

Beautiful! It is so sunshiney and warm - very welcome in the middle of winter :-)

Cassie_lu said...

love how you decorated the tree with little peach buttons

Belinda said...

Oh so fun! Love the colors and the stamp for the sun is just perfect!!! LOVE it!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is beautiful--I love all the colors of green in your trees, and then your cheery orange buttons are just perfect!

Chris L.

Karen B. said...

Oh my oh my oh my! I LOVE THIS! What a great way to make a full and happy tree.

Janet said...

What a great way to use this set....love the colors you've chosen.

Vera said...

Love the happy colors! Winter can't be over soon enough!

Clare said...

I LOVE the bright colors, and I LOVE the tree! The leaves are so fun and happy! Made me smile! :)

Joanne Gilch said...

Wish you were here...with us...in sunny Florida! Come visit and we'll give you a place to stay!!!!! We are within a walk to the intra-coastal waterway and a very short drive to the beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Your card looks just like our orange trees!!! fabulous card!!!

Debbie Gaydos said...

WOW... this is STUNNING! I love, love, love the effect of the multi-colored tree leaves, and that "sun" is SO PERFECT!

Amy said...

Love the pop of color with the orange buttons! Your use of the stamps for the sun is very creative!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh my gosh Kelly - this is such a bright and cheery card! I love how 'sunny' it feels and the ripe 'orange' buttons.
~Meredith

Diane Jaquay said...

Omg Kelly, I REALLY love this card! The bright colors make me happy, and the tree is so PRETTY!

Meredith said...

I just LOVE the colour palette, and the way you layered all those leaves. Beautiful :)

Laurie Marmon said...

I'm really enjoying everyone's use of the Teeny Trees. This one is very pretty! Love it!

Ren-Yi said...

i've been longing for the winter to go away too, and just when i think spring is coming around, another batch of snow comes down! i love your cheery fun colors and your beautiful yellow sponged background - so warm and sunny!

Gerdine said...

What a great idea to create a big tree! Really innovative!

Jen Carter said...

This is so beautiful!! Love, love, love it!!