Saturday, October 15, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Day Blog Waltz!

Hello!  I am sure that you have arrived here on the waltz from Clare Buswell's blog, but if you got lost along the way you can head back to Claire Brennan's blog to see the full list!

Release day is finally here!  Claire saved 2 of the sweetest sets for last, Candy Jar Christmas and Candy Jar Christmas Fillers!  These sets are packed with adorable treats, and also pay homage to an underappreciated, but very productive, member of the North Pole Staff....MRS. CLAUS!!



I expect that a notebook just like this is tucked in good ole Mrs. Claus's purse!  I call this the "Black Friday" notebook!  For those of you that don't know, Black Friday is the shopping day after Thanksgiving here in the United States.  I made these a few years ago and gave one to my sister, niece, and friend when we met at a favorite store at 6:00 AM!  I tucked in in a clear bag with a candy bar and a pen, and called it their Black Friday Survival Pack (the chocolate was just in case we got hungry when waiting in a long line)! 

The circular label was made with images from the Candy Jar Christmas set, and the little bow is from Candy Jar Christmas Fillers The background is made with Gingham & Co., and a little poinsettia from Big Blooms-Poinsettias.  I think Mrs. Claus would approve of this print!  Hey, Santa Claus isn't the only one who makes a list, and checks it twice!


I just took a piece of cardstock, and scored it twice in the center to form a "book" around a little notepad.  I secured the pad to the back with red line tape.  On the other side, I made a little pocket.   I taped it down on the left and bottom side, so that there was room to tuck coupons inside!  The very important "No Peeking" sentiment is from Santa is Coming to Town!


Up next is the Candy Jar Christmas Fillers set!  My red ink pads left me a note on my stamping table this morning.  They said that they would like to be paid overtime for their extensive use during this release...this time I used Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress ink!


Each element of the jar is a separate image, but they are so easy to stamp, mix, and match!  Have you ever seen sweeter gingerbread?  They are embossed with white powder, and then (Claire's idea), I waterbrushed in some Tea Dye and Brushed Corduroy distress inks.  The little circular label at the top is from Candy Jar Christmas Fillers.  I stamped the little peppermint on the inside, as it was a perfect fit!

There you have it!  I have so enjoyed working with each set, and I cannot wait until these goodies arrive on your doorsteps!  REMEMBER:  Leave a comment on each DT Member's Blog as you waltz, as 1 random comment will be chosen, and the winner will receive a stamp set of choice!

Thanks so much for your sweet comments this week, they are so encouraging and appreciated!

And now, your next stop on the waltz......LYNN'S BLOG!

Supplies:

Mrs. Claus's Notebook:
Stamps:  Candy Jar Christmas, Candy Jar Christmas Fillers, Santa is Coming to Town, Big Blooms-Poinsettias, and Gingham & Co., all Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI's Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, and Aqua Mist
Ink:  A Muse Studio Bermuda ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaColor Cardinal
Other:  White Opal Liquid Pearls, Spellbinders Standard Circles Small Nestabilities, 3x5 Notebook, paper piercer

Gingerbread Jar card:
Stamps:  Candy Jar Christmas and Candy Jar Christmas Fillers, both Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI Kraft and Vintage Cream
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress inks in Fired Brick, Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen, Memento Rich Cocoa, VersaMark
Other:  white embossing powder and cranberry pearls from A Muse Studio, waterbrush, twine

81 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Love your 'things to do' notebook Kelly! It sure would come in handy to remember all that is needed to be done! Wonderful plaid and flower stamping on the cover! and your card is so sweet with your popped up gingerbread jar and the pretty peppermints bg!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome projects!!! tfs!!

Ger said...

Lovely creations! Ger x.

Anonymous said...

I love your gingerbread jar! It is my absolute favorite! So cute! Thank you for some great ideas.

Jo Ann Mooney

Joanne Travis said...

Fabulous samples, Kelly!! Love the gingerbread men in the jar. So fun and festive.

Cheryl said...

Wow- so many uses for these stamps. LOVE your designs!

Anonymous said...

Terrific idea with the notebook. Just what I need, too :)
Heather in Montreal cdn

jacqui said...

These stamps are great! Can't wait to have a go myself

Anonymous said...

Love the notebook! Great idea for Black Friday!!
KellyG

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly,
Love the note book idea!
So darn cute! Great job!
:) Kim Walker

Moira said...

Great notebook idea and I love the spot for coupons! Your card is delightful too!

I'm Renee said...

I LOVE that notebook...
such a fabby idea for the Black Friday madness!!
I love Black Friday too...
I'll start checking BF ad sites in the next couple of weeks for leaks and peeks...
*giggle*
And then...
the card!
Love the colors...
the jar...
and that background...
I die Kelly!
Just die!
This whole release has just had me in a crafty tizzy...
everything has been stunning...
and so inspiring!

Emily said...

That's funny, I suddenly have a craving for gingerbread!

debpaint16 said...

So very cute!!! Great Inspiration!!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Miriam Prantner said...

I just love that second cars with the peppermints on the cards base. Simple and gorgeous!

christi said...

two cute ideas. i like the coupon caddy with note pad. i never have my coupons when i'm ready to shop. the gingerbread men are adorable and i like the cinamon buttons.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous! This blog waltz is so much fun, I can't believe all the different uses of these stamps! I love the buttons you have added to one of your ginger bread men.

Carola said...

Kelly, this is a very lovely notebook. I especially like that pretty bow below the circular label. And the pretty stamped background shows that you don't need design paper.
And your card with the jar is so adorable. I love the colours and those little gingerbread men are just so sweet. And the complete background is stamped in a very pretty way.

Kind regards
Carola

snowbear said...

The notebook and card are both great...

ladybugg61 said...

The profile silhouette images in this new release are fabulous, and your card wonderfully illustrates one of them! Love the red "buttons" on the gingerbread mans belly!

Debgem said...

I do like the gingham and poinsettia cover to your notebook and the little gingerbread guys are sooo cute!! Love the pearl buttons too!

Angy said...

Very cute! Those little gingerbread men look so happy and festive with the red buttons!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, gosh! Sooo cool! Looove the gingerbread men on your card, they are about to jump out of the cute jar! Looks so great!!
Hugs, Wendy

Tanya said...

Fabulous projects! I just love the jar with gingerbread min, so cute, so fun!

Darla said...

LOVE those cute gingerbread men! Your projects are so sweet! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Mrs Claus would love a notebook like yours!

Lynn Wild

Sue S said...

Love your shopping list. What a great idea!

Dee in N.H. said...

Your notebook is really cool! Love your card too! The candy and the jar look beautiful with the fired brick!

Sharron said...

Wow, what an awesome release! Love your notebook and the card is perfect. The candy background and those sweet gingerbread men--SO adorable!

Marge said...

Your card & that notebook are truly FABULOUS!!!

Denise said...

Great notebook idea... very handy! Love the gingerbread cookies in the jar too. So sweet!
DeniseB

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh my how I love the background you created with the gingham and flowers Kelly!! Uber charming!! And your gingerbread card just oozes charm!! LOVE the candy spilling across the front!!

Crystal said...

OOOOO LOVE both of your creations, sooooo creative Kelly!!!!

Paulette Still said...

So cute, we all need that note book.

Darlene said...

Very cute Black Friday book!! I personally stay the heck out of the stores that day, but should I ever change my mind, I'll be sure to bring along a book like that!!!

Peggysuez said...

Super cute Kelly!

Karen B. said...

I adore your noetbook! What a great idea. And your card is sweet too.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the notebook, and what a great coupon, better get cracking it's about to expire!

Susan said...

I just love your notebook project with the little holder and also your Black Friday survival kit! We don't have Black Friday in Canada as we just celebrated Thanksgiving on Monday, however, this could still be used for those frantic Christmas shopping trips. Your card with the gingerbread men is wonderful. I just love their "candy" buttons.

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Kelly!,

What a wonderful idea for the notebook! The card is so sweet and the idea to combine the ginger boy and peppermint candy was very innovative! I am on my knees praying to be able to win these stamps!

Sonia said...

What a cute idea- a Black Friday notebook! Love the card too.

Melissa said...

So cute, Kelly!! I love the notebook, such a perfect idea. Your card is so sweet--love the scattered peppermints and embossed gingymen!!

Super Jen said...

Love your jaunty colors!

Lisa S. said...

I totally agree that Mrs. Claus deserves some well-earned recognition and that little TO DO book is fabulous. She works so hard makin' Santa look great all year, can't imagine her schedule. Great card too, thanks Kelly!

Linda Carson said...

Your notebook is so clever & so creative! Wonderful idea! Your card is so delightfully fun!

Scrappin Thread said...

I love those gingerbread on the card. Cute projects!

Peggy said...

Great gift idea. Love the black friday notebook.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Sue D said...

Cute card and clever shopping notebook.

Cassie_lu said...

what sweet cards

Rufus said...

You're notebook is not only cute it's smart! Sweet card, love the candy in the middle of the circle sentiment.
R/

Kary said...

Hi Kelly! The notebook front is so pretty!! Love the sweet bow treatment. What a great idea!
Your card is so pretty - I LOVE the gingerbread men. They are so cute!!

Cathy Weber said...

Although your little notebook is way too organized for my shopping style, I can't help but wish I were a bit more like you and would carry one of those around! I love those gingerbread men and that cute little bow. I ended up with Nordic Winter, just so you know!

Marie said...

Utterly fantastic projects. Love the cinnamon candies (brads) on the gingerbread men.

Terri said...

They are both great! I especially like the notebook though.

craftymom205 said...

Great projects.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

Oh Kelly, your projects are just darling! And I love how you sneak in your gingham:)

joanieg said...

Kelly, All your creations are greatly inspiring! Thank You for sharing.

Becky Dunham said...

Great projects Kelly! I love your little Black Friday notebook - the coupon pocket is genious! I never make it to Black Friday as I am always working - don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing :) Love your card too. This newest release is just filled with must-have stamps!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

carol from kiwiland said...

I love the notebook idea - it looks really great and the card is lovely. I like the peppermint lollies going across the background - very fun.

Becca Feeken said...

Kelly, what sweet designs. Love the colors on your card and your notebook is absolutely charming.

Karen said...

The gingerbread with the other sweets is just too cute!

suezie said...

I sooooo need a notebook to finish my Christmas shopping - pretty, fun AND practical - great!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Kelly! Both of these cards are darling! You surely brought those little gingerbread men to life and love your little to do list gift! So creative!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love your cheeky notebook - teehee :) I can see a couple of girlfriends getting those for their Xmas shopping lists.

Marilize

(marilize.paulsen@gmail.com)

Cheryl G said...

Love it! When I saw the new set, I was trying to figure out how to use the list stamp. Beautiful! Love the gingerbread men! Can't wait to use this set!!

Renee VanEpps said...

What a cute little Black Friday notebook! Great idea :) And your gingerbread man card is gorgeous,love how they turned out!

Sheila M Jones said...

These are just lovely = well done!

Barb said...

What a FABULOUS idea! I have to create one of those notebooks! And your gingerbread man card is just yummy! Great color red on that one, too, btw.

Charmaine Stack said...

Cute notebook and card. Those gingerbread men look so happy!

Heather said...

So cute, love that jar :)

Lea L. said...

Awesome projects!! Love the cute notebook cover!!

Jen Adcock said...

Kelly,Kelly, Kelly! You have no idea what an inspiration you are. These are so fabulous! I love your stamping flair. It's such top shelf stuff. Talk about a quintessential crafter. That's you!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love love LOVE your Black Friday notebook (are you going to share the dimensions with us?) - How handy with the flap for coupons, FAB Kelly! I really love your card as well and how the peppermint candies are cascading behind those ADORABLE gingerbread men with their shiny red buttons - LOVE IT! Way to go Girl!

Stephanie Gruss said...

That gingerbread is so yummy! I love love love your card and notebook today!

A said...

those little gingerbread guys are just so cute!

Joyce said...

Gingerbread and starlight mints together....Just too fabulous.

Anonymous said...

I love your designs. They give me inspiration!
Thanks for sharing!

Mary Poutou
PoutouM@piraeusbank.gr

Deirdre said...

So adorable. Love what you created.

Helen L said...

Love your card, and the "To Do" list is a great idea!!!

LaurieJ said...

What a fantastic little notebook that you created! I need one of those (I'm kind of a list person). And your card - SO SWEET! Love the pepperminty background!

Pamela A said...

Sooo loving the candy jar fillers and the polka-dot top!!!