Monday, September 19, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Day Blog Waltz!

Hello!  You should be waltzing here from Clare Buswell's blog!  But if you lost your way, you can go back to Claire Brennan's blog to find your way again!

So now the store is open, and you got to see every glorious stamp in the four sets releasing today...Say It Loud-Winter Holiday, Hocus Pocus, A Cottage Home, and A Cottage Christmas

Today we will be featuring projects with A Cottage Christmas on the waltz.  I made 2 projects to share today...


I colored my little Christmas world PURPLE ( a color that I sadly neglect)!  Used Copic markers on the cottage, and lots of Diamond glitter.  There are so many little snow caps around the windows and ledges, that I used a super fine glue pen to get them all...


I made the snowy background with an image from Around Christmastime and a little snowflake from Seasons of Love-Tags.  I stamped in Versamark and embossed with white powder on PTI's Royal Velvet cardstock.  It looked a little bright to me compared to my house, so I sponged over the whole thing with PTI Vintage Cream ink, and then went in with a damp paper towel, and wiped the embossed portions.  It turned out to be some swirly fun!

I could not leave my stamping area until I included the adorable lantern-toting snowman on a project!


I am stockpiling tags for Christmas!  I stamped a pattern from Gingham & Co. and then the trees over the top.  Used PTI's Tag Sale #4 die and a circle nestie for the center.  The sentiment is from A Cottage Christmas, too!

Be sure to leave a comment on all of the DT members' blogs, as 1 random comment will be chosen...the winner taking home a Waltzingmouse Stamp set of choice!  You have until September 21st to leave a comment by11:59 PM Claire's time (3:59 AM Pacific, 5:59 AM Central, and 6:59 AM EST).

Thanks SO much to everyone who visited me for my first WMS release!  I appreciate all of your kind words and encouragment. 

And now...your last stop....LYNN'S BLOG!

Supplies:
Christmas Cottage card:
Stamps:  A Cottage Christmas, Around Christmastime, Seasons of Love-Tags, all Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI Royal Velvet, white, and Vintage Cream
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Other:  white embossing powder, Diamond glitter, and twinkle stickers from A Muse Studio, white ribbon, PTI's Canvas/Linen Impression plate

Snowman Tag:
Stamps:  A Cottage Christmas, Gingham & Co., both Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI Kraft and white
Ink:  VersaColor Bamboo and Cardinal inks, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Other:  PTI's Tag Sale #4 die, circle nestie, A Muse Studio twinkle stickers, twine, mini bell, gingham ribbon

89 comments:

Pauline said...

Oh wow!! These are gorgeous Kelly! i love the non traditional colours on your card, and what a sweet tag! Gorgeous!!

Kate W. said...

The purple is fab-u-lous! Love it! And the gingham trees?: Well, you go there Gingham Girl!!! Awesome!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

just beautiful and I love the lantern toting snowman too!

Maja said...

Beautiful work!

Super Jen said...

Ooooh! Purplelicious

Jeanne J said...

Kelly, I love the purple and that snowflake background is awesome! Somehow they tie in with the front door on the cottage for me! Stop hiding your purple - this looks fantastic! I think you were just saving it to make our jaws drop!

snowbear said...

Love the colors you chose for your cottage and the tag is adorable.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh my goodness Kelly!! I would have never thought of coloring this house in such yummy plum colors, so I'm glad you did. Your card is simply STUNNING!!! And your tag with the sweet gingham trees is just uber charming!! LOVE what you've done with this set!

Julia Aston said...

Love your wonderful purple cottage with all the snow and the terrific bg stamping Kelly!! and your tag is just so sweet on your lovely basket!

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

That purple cottage card is just dreamy! {Are you finding glitter everywhere now?)

And your snowman tag is adorable!!!

Kathy said...

The purple is astonishing, but cute. Would be a different look for Christmas that is for sure.

Gloria Westerman said...

Fantastic!!!! Your cottage is beautiful...tfs

Lesli Fields said...

I love both your projects, but especially love that snowflake background on your card. It really makes your card pop!

Debgem said...

My two favourite colours are green and purple - you've used them both in your STUNNING Christmas Cottage. Just love the snowflake background and dimension in the cottage - fabby!!! Love the sweet tag too!

Sandie said...

LOVE the purple and all the glitter. The tag is so sweet, I need to make one of those :)

scrappingnana said...

So pretty. My daughter loves purple. This would be a great card for her. Love the new Christmas Cottage stamp. TFS

Laraine R said...

Beautiful card!! Adorable tag!! Need to get started on these!!

Anonymous said...

loving that purple .. beautiful

Sylvia/Georgia said...

Both are awesome!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

OH NO, you DID NOT just use a favorite color of mine to color that cottage!!!!!!!!!

I'm in love!

And the idea of stockpiling tags... well, I'd better get started.

Lovely blog, by the way. I am a new follower.

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Kelly said...

The non traditional colors never looked so good, and the ornament is adorable!

cbuswell said...

LOVE the purple, fab coloring. Sweet tag too!

Kathy E. said...

While both of your projects were just great...purple is my favorite and a
purple holiday house can't be beat!!! Lovely background and great color combo!
I wish I could find the time to do the gift tags...I love them but they always get pushed to "later"! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Sian Ridley said...

I love purple! It's my sister's favourite colour too so I'm always on the look out for new ideas using purple! Thank you for the inspiration :) a very cute little tag too :)

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your purple card, but the adorable little tag really stole my heart!! Cute, cute, cute!

Moira said...

The purple cottage card is so inviting and almost makes me wish for snow! Your tag is cute and whimsical - add me to your gift list!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card and tag. I just love Christmas cards in nontraditional colors and purple is one of my favorites!! Cheryl W.

Christine Harrop said...

What a fantastic cottage in such a gorgeeous colour. Amazing.

monica said...

What an elegant card! i wish the velvet paper could photograph better, but now that the idea is in my head..... The tag is cute and could be used several ways.. thank you.

Laura Isham said...

Love the purple! It is beautiful and unexpected! That little snowman tag really made me smile. Love.

Becca Feeken said...

Love purple!! This is so vibrant and yet so soft!! Love it Kelly - you rock girl!!

Jan Garber said...

Purple! Who would have thought of using purple on the house1 It's beautiful!

carol from kiwiland said...

Great card and tag.The tag is my favourite - it just made me smile and feel good - so that has to be a winner.Thanks for sharing.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Great color choice. The purple looks so much like a winter night sky. And the tag is adorable. Love them both!

Jane said...

The more I see of these blogs the more in love I am with Waltzingmouse stamps. I love what you did with them.
Thank you!

Sharron said...

OMG--who would have thought of purple! It's gorgeous!! And your little tag is absolutely adorable!

Anonymous said...

Great projects - I epecially like the tag as that snowman is so cute!

Lynn Wild

Anonymous said...

Wow that purple looks terrific!! Good color choice. Your little snowman tag is soooo cute ! Adorable, just make me want to go and stamp out a bunch for christmas!!! Good Job.
Kim W

Betty said...

Oh I just love your card. The new WMS stamps are so great.

Denise said...

I am in love with these cottages, and that sweet snowman! Lovely card. Your colors are spectacular! Love the sweet tag too!
DeniseB

Marge said...

WOW -- your Christmas Cottage is AMAZING!!! LOVE it and that tag is absolutely ADORABLE!!! TFS your talents with us!!!

Rufus said...

Pretty! Love your tag, too.
R/

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Kelly! You did such a FABULOUS job coloring that beautiful cottage! Love the color palette and soft hues! and that gift tag is darling! What a super way to dress up a gift basket!

Marisa said...

So adorable.

Jody said...

VERY, very pretty, love the purple, it's my favorite color!

Kris said...

What a precious little tag! It made me happy!

Cathy Weber said...

Kelly, that white embossing of the Around Christmastime circle almost looks like it is embroidered. I am so happy I just ordered it today! Now, you know I am going to have to order that round tag now too, probably the one and only thing I don't have! You must be exhausted, you went above and beyond on this first release as a DT member and I am sure Claire is so happy and proud of all you did.

RuthAnn King said...

Great cards, and stamp sets. A must have for all stampers' collection. Take care, and thanks for sharing and a chance to win. RuthAnn

Barb said...

wonderful card! i love this release's sets. your work has been so inspiring, or enabling ;)

Unknown said...

You design team members are so talented! You all have inspired me for sure! Love the purple - so different, yet so perfect.

Belinda said...

Oh Kelly, how cute! Love your purple house -- the non-traditional color is so fun and the snowman tag!!! Too cute!

Jen said...

Truthfully I never would have thought of purple for a holiday card but I LOVE IT! and the cute little snowman tag is just adorable with the gingham trees :)
Thank you for sharing

Helen L said...

Ok, looking at the post above mine, I'll sound like a broken record, but I LOVE your purple Christmas card: I would have never thought of using it, but it is BEAUTIFUL!! Love your sweet tag too: the gingham stamped on the trees is so home-spun fun!! Thanks for all your great ideas during this release :-)

Sharon said...

I like both of your projects!

twinsmom515 said...

Such a great card. It is nice to see a different color used once in a while. Your tag is so cute! Keep stamping!

Kim H said...

both projects are wonderful, the purples are beautifully done. thank you.

Becky said...

Both of these are adorable. I am in love with this house :).

Sam said...

how clever, I love the gingham trees - and all the glittery snow on the cottage! Great projects, TFS!

Scrappin Thread said...

Very nice card and tag. That little snowman with the lantern is adorable!

Debbie said...

Great projects. You gals are knocking my socks off!

Charmaine Stack said...

Kelly, I love the shading of that cottage and the big bold snowflakes in the background (best use of that stamp I've seen to date). Your purple colour scheme works well. Belated congratulatuons on your appointment to the WMS DT - I am tickled for you!

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous projects, both of them!

loftylass said...

Beautiful card Kelly - love the colour - but I'm in 'tag' mode at present and I love the one you've made here. tfs

Peggy said...

Wonderful card, love the sparkle and adorable tag.
Great job.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous projects! Unusual colors, but work so well on the cottage! Looks so pretty and classy! :o)

Jessica said...

Very pretty purple! I love the cottages, and the snow flakes are just perfect! TFS

Ginny K. said...

Love the purple, a very unique and wonderful card! LOve the huge snowflakes, they really add to the background, I need to do that more often, it really gave the card pazazz! ~gin~

Ginny K. said...

I almost forgot, I love the cute little snowman tag, who doesn't need more tags, they are my secret addiction!! LOve it! ~gin~

I'm Renee said...

The purple is perfect...
I die!
That card is so uber fabby...
just love, love, love it!!
And then that tag...
I love that snowman.
I love those gingham trees...
I just love it...
it's perfect! :)
You have awed and inspired me...
now to get my sets so I can CASE you!

rudlis said...

Beautiful card and tag!! Great design!!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Oh my the purple is amazing!! I NEED to have a purple phase!

the tag is so cute too loveit

thank you for sharing and giving such fab inspiration

Ali x

LisaK said...

That purple card really works! And the gingham trees are genius! Love them both.

Peggysuez said...

Just shoot me now. I was already in love with this little cottage and then you had to use purple!!! Purpleeeeeee! I love purple. *sniff* This is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Your snowman tag is the cutest ever tag I have ever seen! I love it! I like how you used the gingham for the trees! So cute!!

Jo Ann Mooney

Shannon White said...

Goodness these are both just fabulous! Love your Wonderful purple Christmas card! You used such gorgeous shades too! Love all the glitter and your Sweet Showman tag with the gingham trees is just So Adorable!

Hugs
Shannon

Gail B said...

How beautiful- Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

Sue D said...

Very cute tag and love your purple card.

Anonymous said...

Stunning card; love all the details. Great idea to stockpile those tags. Thanks for sharing. Jo4Him

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVELY work, Kelly!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your card and the tag-ornament is so cute, you are all so talented.
Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win a stamp.
Maria V.

Carola said...

Kelly, I must admit that I usually never use purple (without even knowing why). But your card in that colours is just great and I like it VERY much, especially with the Diamond glitter.
And I also very much like the tag with the cute snowman and the "gingham trees", that looks great.

Kind regards
Carola

countryhearts said...

I love your projects! I have never thought of using purple in Christmas projects but I'm inspired to do so now. I absolutely love the tag! I'm not sure what you attached it too, as I was way to busy admiring it and taking in all the details!

Thank you for getting me out of my comfort zone by showing me new possibilities.

Julie

anya said...

These are so sweet, Kelly! I love your purple house, its colored so fabulously and I love all the glitter. Your little snowman tag is adorable, too! I love tags! I want to make little gingham trees now, too! :)

Becky Green said...

HOW do you ladies do it????? Everyone that has used this little cottage stamp has come up with a TOTALLY different looking cottage!!!!!! SUPER JOB you've done!!!!!!!!!!!! And your little tag is cute too!!!! GOTTA GET THAT COTTAGE STAMP!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Susan said...

Oooh! Purple passion! Great use of an unexpected colour. Love your tag too!

reatelier said...

I loved the purple card and the so happy tag

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

These are fabulous, love that deep purple and the snowman is too cute.

creativchen said...

Dear Kelly,
I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
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Artistic Hen said...

You certainly don't need one more person praising your amazing talent and creativity, but I find I must. For weeks now I have been noticing your work on Waltzing Mouse and Papertrey. Somehow the fact that there was just one of you, making all this glorious art, eluded me. I rarely try to mimic another's card closely when I use the same stamp set, but your cozy winter night cottage is utter perfection. (Following your coloring was a really nice 'primer' about how to capture the wonderful winter moon (blue) snow scene.)
I will be visiting your blog often. May you and your family have a holiday as magical as your winter cottage. Thanks you so much for sharing.