Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release Previews, Day 1

Claire has the most awesome release at Waltzingmouse Stamps to round out the summer!  She is releasing 9 new sets this Saturday, August 10th!  Today we are featuring 3 sets...and they are sure to be the most beautiful nautical sets that you have EVER seen! Claire and our sweet DT member Renee Lynch collaborated on these sets and did such an amazing job!   They are:  Ocean Bound, Safe Harbor Sentiments, and Tying the Knot.

Up first is a little set of projects inspired by this nautical book bag that I saw when walking through a Barnes & Noble book store the other day...

Blue French Stripe Canvas Summer Tote with Seahorse Charm (14'' x 16'' x 7'')

I found this adorable tutorial for making totes from Amanda Coleman seen HERE and made some nautical ones of my own using some 12x12 papers (Bo Bunny, The Paper Loft, Recollections) and images from Ocean Bound.  


First up is one that would be such a fun way to give a gift card for an "old salty" guy in your life :)


The little tag is made with images from the set.  And as you can see, I got out my sewing machine for these projects!  Good thing it already had red thread in it, because that was just what I wanted.  Not sure I would have been able to re-thread it without studying the manual for a few hours!


This one is my version of the Barnes and Noble tote!  


I just LOVE those seahorses!  This one would be sweet for a baby shower gift card:)

Up next are 2 cards that are both rather CAS for me, but I have to say...with these sets, the cards practically make themselves.  Some more images from Ocean Bound for a background.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white powder on vellum, and then placed over woodgrain paper.


And a lovely sentiment from Safe Harbor Sentiments, possibly one of the coolest sentiment sets ever created for encouragement cards.  


I paired it with some textured paper from DCWV and more images from Ocean Bound (and I still have more to use from that set)!

Isn't this SUCH an exciting release already?!  Come back to see 3 more sets showcased tomorrow!

IMPORTANT NEWS:  There has been an email glitch in Claire's computer system, so she would like any customers (past or present!) to go read her blog post HERE for information about how to sign up again to receive emails from Waltzingmouse Stamps!  As you can see from today's release previews, you wouldn't want to miss THOSE!

Be sure to visit the DT members' blogs for more awesome nautical projects today!

19 comments:

Kate said...

Gorgeous samples Kelly. Love those totes !

Julia Aston said...

Well Kelly - you KNOW I just love your sweet beach bags!!! how totally cute and fun!!

Kary said...

Oh Kelly, your projects look AMAZING!! Love the nautical bags, and your cards are so fun, and absolutely gorgeous.

Jeanne J said...

Look at you! Such a variety of projects here Kelly! I love love love the bags with tags - that close up with the wood grain oars in red is amazing! You've been a busy girl - I love seeing these sets through your eyes!

Cathy Weber said...

Shut up! I would never say that is real life, but it is just what I was thinking when I saw those darling nautical bags! You are the smartest person around to come up with those Kelly. So cute...love what you have done with all three of the new sets...I bet we start seeing those little bags all over the place now!

suezie said...

I love these! Those bags are just darling too.

Renee said...

OMGosh I die over those bags!!!
How stinkin' cute...
I love them and now I want run out and buy oodles of 12x12 papers so I can make some!!
And the background stamping on the cards...
I LOVE that ship...
it's perfect!
You rocked these sets!! :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Kelly. What totally creative and unique projects. The beach bags are so cute and the tags look awesome on them.

Love your cards, especially the one with the ghosted ships in your background. This is really a great look. Well done on all of your projects.

Sharron said...

WOW, the totes are Soooooo ADORABLE!! LOVE what you have created with the new sets. You are tempting me to even get out my sewing machine and believe me, that would be amazing! Love the sea horses and the wonderful way you used the ship stamp!!

Amanda Coleman said...

Ca-ute! Thanks SO much for linking back to my tutorial. You are a class act!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly I LOVE those sweet bags and your cards!

LaurieJ said...

Oh my goodness, those little bags are THE BEST!! How creative! And I adore the "Thanks Matey" sentiment - my husband says that to me all the time.

Moira said...

Those bags are just adorable~what great creations! Just love these nautical sets and your cards are exceptional!

Jill Norwood said...

Kelly your tote bags are adorable! This whole post is GORGEOUS - as always!
:) Jill

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

wow!!!

Deborah Frings said...

Love the tote bags and that sailor boy label is fab! Love the emblems on the matey card too!

Leigh Penner said...

Wow, these are all fabulous!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Get out!!! Your bags are AMAZING Kelly - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

Marybeth said...

I was on vacation and it looks like I missed a lot over here at you blog Kelly. The bags are amazing and so are the rest of your projects. Love the embossed zig zag. Maybe its a good thing I didn't see it my order would have been way too big