Saturday, September 17, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps September Preview, Day 2

It's Day 2 of the previews for the September release at Waltzingmouse Stamps!  Just wanted to start by saying thanks SO much to everyone who left me comments and sent me emails yesterday!  I really appreciate every single one, you all made me feel so welcome!

It's a busy day today at Waltzingmouse Stamps with 3 events going on at the same time!  First up is the preview of the most gorgeous sentiment set addition in the history of the world!  It's called Say It Loud- Winter Holiday, and you will find the perfect sentiment for any occasion this holiday season!  It will be available for purchase on Monday, September 19th at 2:00 EST.

Today is also the Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz, and you can link your blog HERE if you would like to participate.  The theme this month is Halloween!  So with those 2 things in mind, here is my first card:


Isn't that big ole' HALLOWEEN sentiment so great?!  I paired it with Cicely at Halloween, colored with Copics from my ever-growing collection (it's still really small, though!).  She also is glittered up with a Spica pen and Stickles, but it's kind of hard to see!


That fence along the bottom....shhh, it's a sneak peak of a set previewing tomorrow!  I cut the little gate to reveal another little sentiment from Cicely's set...

I originally began making this card for the THIRD thing happening today...this week's sketch challenge at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog.  I plan on playing every week that I can because once a Mischief Maker always a Mischief Maker!  I started to stray from this original sketch by Anya Schrier, so I decided to feature one of the Christmas sentiments in Say It Loud-Winter Holiday on a different project.
Here's the sketch:
And here's a little Christmas tag:


I chose the "Joyeux Noel" sentiment and paired it with Big Blooms-Poinsettias.  I stamped it in Versamark and then embossed it with white powder...the images emboss like a DREAM!  Colored the poinsettias with Copic markers, and then paper-pieced them with added dimension.  Lookie there...seems I added some more Martha Stewart clear coarse glitter!!  I love that stuff, Martha!  Hee!

Now it's your turn to try out this week's sketch.  Upload your creation HERE by next Friday, September 23.  Be sure to include at least one Waltzingmouse Stamps image on your creation to be eligible to be the randomly-selected participant who will win a WMS set of choice!  

Come back tomorrow for a peek at another one of Claire's brilliant Halloween sets!  For now, check out these Design Team members' blogs today for some more Say It Loud-Winter Holiday projects:




Vintage Halloween Card:
Stamps:  Say It Loud-Winter Holiday (available Sept 19), Hocus Pocus (available Sept. 19), Cicely at Halloween, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  A Muse Studio Black Glossy cardstock and grey woodgrain paper, star paper from October Afternoon 5 &Dime Collection, Vintage Cream cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Stain, Versamark
Other:  Sizzix Top Note Die, Stampin' Up, Stickles, orange Divine Twine, Spica Pen, Sakura Stardust pen, oval punch, black embossing powder from A Muse Studio

Joyeux Noel Tag:
Stamps:  Say It Loud-Winter Holiday (available Sept. 19), Big Blooms-Poinsettias, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  Queen Bee Collection from Pink Paislee, Vintage Cream cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers, Versamark
Other:  White embossing powder, A Muse Studio, Labels One Nestabilities, gingham ribbon, Liquid Pearls in Gold, Martha Stewart clear coarse glitter, twine

28 comments:

Sarah Martina said...

These are awesome, Kelly! That tag is so elegant!

Debgem said...

Kelly - love the Halloween card - the fence and gate are just lovely, and I love the way you've coloured Cecily. And your Christmas Tag is just so sweet!

Teresa Kline said...

congrats to you Kelly on the DT position...I know you are thrilled.....your cards are amazing...such sweetness!

enjoy *~*

twinsmom515 said...

So cute- love the fence opening to reveal the sentiment! I also love the Christmas tag! Kepp going!

Pauline said...

I love the gated fence, and cicely is coloured so beautifully! And I love your sweet little Christmas tag, gorgeous!

Congrats on your new DT position, looking forward to seeing more of your lovely WMS creations!

Vickie Z said...

Love both cards!! Must ink up Cicely {just received} and love the fence!! Xmas tag is perfect!! Congrats on the WMS DT!!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh wow!!! lol, I love the open gate Kelly!!! a cracking Halloween card and then the wee tag!! wow, that packs a punch, so many fabby details in a wee taggy!! Stunning creations!!! Big Hugs and thank you!!!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful projects Kelly! I LOVE the open gate on your Halloween card - and Cicely is so nicely colored! and your Christmas tag is just lovely!

Kate W. said...

Awesome eye candy today! I love it all! The gate...pure creative genius! Fab layout on that card too. The gift tag is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

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

SQUEAL...your fence opens! How totally adorable and creative. Love both your projects Clare. You are always an inspiration!

snowbear said...

Wonderful card and tag!

Denise said...

Kelly - the open gate - fantastic!! These are knock out cards! Congrats on joining the WMS DT as well - I'm looking forward to all the inspiration!!

Dotty A said...

These new images are just going to be so much fun... and you have really showed another way to use them... !

I'm Renee said...

Cicely is gorgeous...
LOVE that gate...
I just die!
Fabby, fabby card!
And then the tag...
love, love, love!!
They're just uber fabby!

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

Oh Kelly, your cards are sublime! That Cicely card with that gate is ingenious! And your poinsettia card is just so beautiful! Love the pieced flowers:) So happy you're on the DT!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful projects Kelly! Love the 3D gate and the elegant tag! You surely bring Claire's images to life!

Cathy Weber said...

Well Kelly, you did it again with two really great projects. Claire certainly chose well with you and the DT position. I especially like the way you opened up the gate to reveal the sentiment. Your coloring of Cicely is really, really good. The tag is one I had to zoom in to catch all the details. REally great job today.

Sharron said...

Fabulous, festive tag--love the layered poinsettias! And your Halloween card is SO fantastic. Wonderful job with the coloring and having the open gate is such a great idea!

Jeanne J said...

Kelly, How cool! I love the Halloween card with the little gate that opens - how neat is that? And then you go and top it off with that fantastic XMAS tag?!?!! I love the colors the swirly background and that little touch of gingham! Very nice!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Kelly, your Halloween card is just simply charming with your starry background and opened gate!! Love it!! And your Christmas tag is so beautiful!! What fabulous projects!

Kara said...

love the opening gate!

Becca Feeken said...

Excuse me while my mouth hangs open!! Whoa girl!! Halloween card is delightful and that Christmas tag is a dream!! They're both stunning!

Susan Hogan said...

I love that gate! Your tag is so pretty as well. It is obvious that you were destined to be a part of the rodent team.

anya said...

I love your Halloween card! Cicely is colored perfectly, and the fact that your wrought iron gate opens is amazing! Love the sparkly poinsettias and the embossed sentiment on your tag, too! Kelly, I'm so glad you're a part of the team!

Carol E said...

What great projects, thank for sharing it.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty Kelly! Love the traditional holiday colors and all the stars...

Sam said...

This Halloween card rocks - love it all - but especially the gate!!!! TFS!!

Cheryl Winget said...

Cool idea to put the scary sentiment behind the gate. Thanks for sharing this great idea!