Friday, September 16, 2011

Waltzingmouse Debut!

Happy Friday, everyone!
Today is the day that I have been waiting on pins and needles to tell you about! 


I am now a member of the Waltzingmouse Stamps Design Team! 

Oh, the excitement!  When I got the email invitation from Claire and Lynn, I promptly burst into tears!  Frankly, I was overjoyed and overwhelmed!  Never in a million years did I expect that note. What an honor to get to work for Claire Brennan, and to be on a team with such talented, sweet, warm, and wonderful designers!  Adding to the thrill, I am not the only new member.  I am joining on the same day as the brilliant Clare Buswell, and the amazing Becca Feeken!  Be sure to stop by their blogs to congratulate them, as well!

But now, let's get down to the REAL business!  Today is the beginning of previews for the September stamp release.  Up first is one of the sweetest, most charming sets that you will ever see!  It's called A Cottage Home and will be released this Monday, September 19th.


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Using it is as addicting as playing with paper dolls as a child!  There are so many ways to dress it up, and I just DARE you to not use glitter, hee!

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I stamped the image with Color Box Creamy Brown Chalk ink, and then added some highlights with Copic Markers.  The center panel of the house is on dimensionals.  My glitter of choice?  Why Martha Stewart's clear coarse glitter, of course, along with some A Muse Studio pearls also colored with Copics!  I chose the "New Home" sentiment from the set because everyone has made me feel so welcome.  I am so lucky to have this opportunity!

Be sure to stop at these blogs today to see what the other Design Team members have made with A Cottage Home

I'll see you again tomorrow with more exciting previews!  Don't forget that it's also the Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps September Blog waltz starting HERE in the forum.  This month's theme is Halloween!  AND my favorite Mischief Makers will be at it again with the sketch of the week at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog!

Supplies:
Stamps:  A Cottage Home, a new release from Waltzingmouse Stamps on Monday, September 19th
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream and Melon Berry
Ink:  Color Box Creamy Brown Chalk ink, Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers
Other:  Textile Cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter, A Muse Studio pearl stickers, PTI Melon Berry buttons, cream buttons, bow from bias tape in "oyster," petite oval nestie, cream embroidery floss

45 comments:

Robin said...

Gorgeous card! congrats!!!
Robin

Laura said...

congrats on the dt! beautiful card!

loftylass said...

Congratulations Kelly - loving these new stamps. Your card is gorgeous - beautiful colours.
Hugs
Heather
x

Cammie said...

Congratulations on the DT! I am so happy for you.Your card is a wonderful showcase for this new stamp set.

Erika said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing,
Erika.

I'm Renee said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I'm so excited and happy for you!:)
And this card is amazing!
I love the glitter...
the embossing...
the pearls...
everything!
An incredibly gorgeous card!!

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

Congratulations Kelly! I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your cards:) And all the kind comments and words of encouragement you leave in blogland are the best!

These new WMS stamps are to die for! I seriously can't wait until the 19th! Great card!

Helen said...

CONGRATULATIONS Kelly - so excited to hear your news!! Your card is gorgeous and i love the soft colours you have chosed. Brilliant!!

Helen said...

*chosen!!

Debgem said...

Many congratulations on joining the WM DT - so pleased for you!! Your card is just gorgeous! I love the soft, pretty colour and the subtle sparkle from the glitter and shimmer of the pearls - beautiful!!!

LaurieJ said...

This just such wonderful news Kelly! You SO deserve it and I'm excited to see all of your future creations. You card is superb!! The background, the colors, and that glitter - oh my!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Woohoo Kelly!! I'm so happy for you! Your creation today is gorgeous, love the simple colors and the glitter is fab!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh gorgeous Kelly!!!! Yep, this is exactly the sort of thing I had in mind when I was drawing up this set, I love that you picked out details in one colour!!! and the glitter!!!!! eek!! so pretty!! hugs to you!!!

Julia Aston said...

A huge welcome to the WMS Design Team Kelly!!! SO happy to have you with us with your wonderful 'gingham girl' style!!

Love the pretty colors and buttons on this cottage card - the shimmer on the eaves look yum!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Congratulations on making the TEAM! Your work is beautiful. Such a lovely card with the beautiful cottage. Love all the glitter and pearls on this sweet little home.

Cathy Weber said...

Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, I am so excited for you! To think that I know royalty now is an understatement. You have really made it girl! It just doesn't get any better than this and it is so well deserved. You are the one who really got me started with Waltzingmouse and for that I will be forever grateful. Your style is elegant, yet something I can strive to achieve myself. I have cased many of your creations. Congratulations, I am so happy for you!

Sarah Martina said...

Eek! :) I can just feel the excitement! I'm excited FOR you! :) Love, love, love your color choices for your card! And of course, the glitter is just perfect! ;) Hugs!

Tarjteachr said...

You've just shown why you are now a DT member! Gorgeous card!

Dana said...

Such a beautiful card! I can't congratulate you enough but wanted to say that I loved and appreciated your elaborate and heartfelt comments that you left for WMSC entries! Will miss that for sure... Have fun!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Congrats to you, Kelly, for making the DT! LOVE the monochromatic treatment you used for this darling new cottage set!

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

I'm so happy that the cat is out of the bag!

This card is awesome, Kelly. Love the background texture, the great colors, and the delicious bits of sparkle on the roof line. Amazing creativity!

Welcome to the team!

Robin Cooper said...

Gorgeous card!!! Congratulations!! Thank you for joining!

Carola said...

Hi Kelly

Congrats to being a new DT member for Waltzingmouse!

I really love your card in those soft colours and I think the textile background looks great with it.

Kind regards
Carola

Anonymous said...

So pretty and soo feminine!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Congrats, Kelly! I love your card and that touch of glitter is perfect!!

Niki Estes said...

Kelly, this is so pretty! I love the colors and touch of glitter. It's wonderful having you join us on the team!

Becca Feeken said...

Kelly, I'm doing the happy dance for you girl!! You are a breath of sunshine and I couldn't wait to see what you were going to cook up!! I LOVE IT. You sure hit the nail on the head girlfirend!!! This is absolutely stunning!!

Jeanne J said...

Kelly, Welcome to the DREAM TEAM!!! I am so happy for you!!! I told you YOU ROCK IT!! Congratulations!!! Great card - I know there will be tonz more to follow because I've never been disappointed in the past! Congrats!!

Kara said...

pretty!!

Sharron said...

Congratulations on your new DT position! What a wonderful and exciting new journey for you. You have so much to offer. Your creations are always so lovely. And today's card is positively gorgeous--fabulous colors and I love the glitter accents!!

Nancy said...

Congrats on being a DT lady...woohoo!
Gorgeous card. Love the colors.

Darlene said...

Congrats!!! I'm in love with the colors you used to create this masterpiece!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

A huge welcome to the WMS team Kelly!! I LOVE your style and am thrilled that you have made the little shift from Mischief Makers. Your card is just super charming! I love the colors, texture, and all the sparkly accents!! WOW!

Carol E said...

Congrats on the DT I just love your card, thank you so much for sharing it.

Susan Hogan said...

Kellie, this is so sweet and pretty - Welcome to the rodent team and what a great combo - you and Claire's wonderful stamps!

Jen Adcock said...

Oh my darling Kelly. You are just going from strength to strength. I am so thrilled for you. What a marvelous thing for WMS to have you on board. Gosh, talk about the stuff dreams are made of. You are so worthy. Brava!

twinsmom515 said...

Beautiful card- love the colors you used.

Susan said...

Congratulations Kelly!!! I'm so happy for you! WMS is very lucky to have you on their team! I love the card you made today. Can't wait to see more of this set.

Kate W. said...

I am so glad you're on the team! I have always admied your creativity. No one can rock Earth Angel and the Sewing Box sets like you. I love your non-traditional colors on this card. They make me think of peppermint alomd bark...mmmmmm!

snowbear said...

Nice card... love the colors

Terri said...

Congratulations on the design team. I am sure you will make a great addition, Love what you did with the house!

Samantha Sibbet said...

congrats kelly, I think their stamps are so pretty! looking forward to seeing your creations with them.xoxox

anya said...

I love the way you have used this image, Kelly! The soft colors, the random tiles colored in the roof, the glitter! You've showed me a side of this set I hadn't thought of - I love the romantic look you achieved!

Laura Isham said...

Kelly, a HUGE congrats to you on the Waltzingmouse DT! It is so much deserved! Your card is really lovely.

Cheryl Winget said...

Such fun colors on this card - so bright and cheerful. Love it!