Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Peace, Baby!

Peace signs and other '70s trends are popping back up nowadays. If you have a school-age child, you've probably seen this familiar symbol around lately :) .

Here's my 9-year-old's (!) birthday card:

Her card just had to have the peace symbol, in her favorite color, green; so I made one to coordinate with Claire's wonderful applique images.  I used a circle from Nestabilities to cut it out and Copic multiliner to add the stitching.  It's also outlined with Sakura glitter pen.

The card base is Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores with coordinating ribbon.  The images were stamped randomly and then colored with Copics, and rhinestones in various colors and sizes added.  The little tag is made with Nestabilities and attached with embroidery floss.


Easter Greetings

Just a simple Easter card today with some pastels colors...

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Spring Baskets
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento) and Chestnut Roan (Colorbox)
Paper: Vintage Cream and Aqua Mist (PTI)
Other: Lavendar Moon satin ribbon, foam tape, Copic Markers

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cracked Egg


Punch-Martha Stewart
Colored with Copics

Monday, March 29, 2010

More roses......

I used WM 'Roses in Bloom' for this card. I didn't color the roses for two reasons. 1st reason, I have very limited colors (need to go shopping) & 2nd reason, I actually love the roses just like this!
Black & purple are my favorite colors.

Thanks for looking :)

Card: Papermill UK
Stamps: WM, Roses in Bloom & Earth Angel
Ink: Versafine, Onyx Black
Bling: Dovecraft
Nesties: Claire's (Thank you)  :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Rose, Claire Style

The second I saw Roses in Bloom, it was click, boom, buy!  I am totally in love with these roses and the sentiments.  Could you please fly on over to the Waltzingmousehouse Forum and explain to Claire that some of us NEED more WM floral sets??  Thank you.

Card Construction Details:

1.  Stamped smaller leaf repeatedly with Versamark on PTI Spring Moss cardstock.  Trimmed.
2.  Stamped smaller rose twice, colored with Copics twice, cut and layered.
3.  Stamped and colored and cut leaves.
4.  Fooled around with a dozen layouts, trying to incorporate some Papertrey Berry Sorbet cardstock onto this baby, but nothing really worked.
5.  Edged green layer with PTI Chamomile Vintage Ink and dotted with Versamark pen.
6.  Added sentiment, gingham ribbon, assembled.

Mood when done = Happy!


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Roses in Bloom
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento, Versamark, Chamomile Vintage ink
Paper:  PTI Spring Moss, random Cream cardstock, Black
Other:  PTI gingham ribbon,  Copic markers

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Pendants

It's been a busy week and today while I was making some necklace pendants, it occurred to me that I hadn't posted my Thursday blog entry for the week yet!

So this was rather impromptu but I made a couple of pendants to show you.

The first, is using the daffodil stamp:

1.  Stamp image in SU Really Rust on Bristol vellum
2.  Color with Copics
3.  Add Sakura clear star sparkle
4.  Emboss repeatedly with UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel).
5.  Ink back and sides of 1" blank wooden tile
5.  Attach image using Scor-Tape

I'm still undecided about embossing the sides with silver.  Once I decide on a chain, beads, etc., this will become a necklace for my daughter whose favorite flower is the daffodil :).

I also made a couple of domino pendants using the rosebud stamp:

1. Lightly sand domino with an emery board
2. Apply reinker and wipe with a cloth;
repeat as desired
3. Stamp image with Stazon
4. Color with pastels
5. Add Spica glitter pen or regular glitter using 2-way glue pen

For the first domino, I completely forgot to heat set the Stazon and sprayed with an acrylic clear coat.

The Stazon immediately bled and I was ready to start over.  Then I realized I actually like it. 

For the second domino, I heat set the ink and then decided to glaze the surface with multiple applications of UTEE.

On the edges, I may simply apply reinker and wipe, emboss in silver or black, or use a leafing pen.  Lots of options!

While on the subject of tiles and glazing, here is a magnet I made some time ago using the Celtic cross stamp:

This really is one of my favorite projects.  Again, the images are stamped on Bristol vellum and colored with Copics, embossed with UTEE, and this time mounted on chipboard.  A button magnet was attached to the back with epoxy.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter Greetings

Happy Wednesday! I'm back this week to show you a card I made with two Waltzingmouse sets: Nestie Eggs and Faux Fun . I went a little crazy with the gold embossing powder. What do you think--too much gold?

Thanks for stopping by!

"Easter Greeting"
Stamps: Nestie Eggs and Faux Fun (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Hawaiian Shores and Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Other: Gold ribbon, Zing gold EP (American Crafts), foam tape

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Third Day of Spring Bird

I wanted to do a very springy card for today. This card is made with Sewing Box Hugs and bits of paper I had lying around. I used Cuttlebug Folders for both of the back layers. The edge punch is Martha Stewart Deep Floral Vine.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Birthday......

I am still drooling from all the amazing creations entered in the WM St.Patrick's Day blog hop! So I thought I'd play around with this image some more. This is what I created :)

Thanks for looking & I hope you like.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

An Angel Card

What better image than WMS's sweet angel for a young lady whose sweet smile brings joy to all she meets?!

The cardstock, ink and ribbon are Papertrey Ink,  punches from SU! and EK Success, and the DP is from my stash and is anyone's guess ;) !!

The image was stamped on Bristol vellum with Memento ink, colored with Copics, and highlighted with Spica glitter pens:

And the inside:

The butterfly was colored in with Sakura Metallic gel pens, the flower and star arch with Spica glitter pens, and then a piece of Scor-Tape (aka Sookwang tape) attached to the cardstock and Martha Stewart turquoise glitter sprinkled on. 

Hope you enjoy your weekend :) !

Friday, March 19, 2010

Purple Hearts

I'm in love with this small heart image.  I found it tucked away in Waltzingmouse Say It With Style.  Sometimes I overlook little gems in sets -- especially in big sets.  So while I was rummaging around in my enormous mess of a stamp room I spotted this heart and the light bulb went off.  I can see making a set of these in a variety of colors with different sentiments.  (I can see a lot of things -- hope I actually do this one!)

Card Construction Details:

1.  Cut cardstock to A2 size and placed on Stampin Up grid paper.
2.  Stamped the heart on the right side of the card first, being careful to note exactly where it was near the grid paper.
3.  Then stamped sentiment.
4.  Stamped heart on the immediate left of sentiment, then the left edge near the same grid line, then in the middle of those two.  I'm spelling this out for those of you who, like me, have a hard time lining things up.
5.  Colored hearts with Copic marker and added rhinestones.
6.  Added ribbon.
7.  Because the cardstock I used bleeds through when using Copics, I cut a slightly smaller piece of cardstock and lined the front inside.  Hides the ribbon too.

Mood when done:  Happy!

Supplies:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Say It With Style
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo
Cardstock:  PTI Stampers Select White
Other:  PTI Plum Pudding ribbon, Copic Sketch Marker  V95 Light Grape; random rhinestones

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Rosy Birthday

Stamping these images from WMS is pure joy.  Just like the recipient of this card who brings joy to all of her friends!  When I thought of her birthday, these lovely wild roses immediately came to mind.

The image was stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink, colored with Copics, and SU! Dazzling Diamonds strategically added . . . sparkles for a sparkling lady :) .  I outlined the images with a pale pink Copic and added pink pearls, then sponged a light green around the edges.  

And here's the inside:

One more rose, this time in a salmon red, with some pretty DP, and a simple sentiment.

I think I could stamp these wild roses all day!!  Hope you get a chance today to "stop and smell the roses" yourself :) .

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I discovered the hearts in the Sewing Box Hugs set and decided I could make a clover for St. Patrick's Day. The pink background is done with my Cuttlebug. The green borders are an EK Success Border Punch. DP is from the Making Memories Flower Patch Pad and gingham scraps I had in a box.

St. Patrick's Day

I made a couple of cards today in honor of the occasion.  Thought I'd just pop on over and share the fronts with you :) .

Hope you are enjoying St. Patrick's Day!!!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Hope you're having a great day!

Here's a card I made using some of the amazing and free downloads Claire has provided! The background is stamped with the grid image from Off-Beat Backgrounds.

Still practicing with my Copics--isn't the bouquet image so gorgeous! I love the dainty hanky! Don't forget to check out all the info about the Blog Hop and join in the fun!


"Emerald Blessings"
Stamps: WMS digital downloads, Off Beat Backgrounds
Ink: Sweet Blush (PTI), Antique Linen (Ranger)
Paper: Sweet Blush, Stamper's Select White, New Leaf and Kraft (PTI)
Other: Coluzzle Oval Cutter, Label 4 Nestabilities Die, sponge

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Floral Birthday

All stamps are Waltzing Mouse. Center die cut is a Spellbinder's Nestablity. Floral layer behind sentiment is scrap paper embossed with a Sizzex Embossing Folder. All border punches are Martha Stewart. I did the center of the flower with Liquid Pearls in Silver.

Monday, March 15, 2010

You're so kind.......

I was curious to see how the little angel from WM 'Earth Angel' set would look standing between the flowers from the 'Spring Baskets' set. So that was the inspiration for todays card.

Thanks for looking & I hope you like :)

Stamp-sets WM - Earth Angel & Spring Baskets
Ink - Memento - Rich Cocoa
Card - Papermill UK
DS - My minds eye
Ribbon - Papermania

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Stamping a Bit of Spring

Had a little time to stamp and was inspired by the beautiful weather.The plaid background was stamped with Off Beat Backgrounds. I used a SU border punch for the top and bottom. The main images and sentiment are from Sewing Box Hugs.

Friday, March 12, 2010


One of my favorite things about stamping is how one set can produce totally different looks.  When I think of Waltzingmouse, I usually think of vintage and distressed looks.

But I wasn't in a distressed mood.  I wanted something bolder.  In this case, I reached for Faux Fun Circles to create a very quick fun background. I'm so happy with how this came out - the layout is perfect for just about any occasion and the color combo is one I love.

Card Construction Details:

1.  Trim white cardstock to 4.5" square.
2.  Stamp large circle of dots.
3.  Stamp solid dot in center of circle.
4.  Trimmed white cardstock to 4" square and matted on a slightly larger blue square.
5.  Cut piece of white cardstock 3/4" wide and about 4.5" long.
6.  Stamp sentiment in center of strip, using Stampin Up grid paper to align.  (This grid paper is a great resource.)
7.  Stamp leafy dots on either side of sentiment.
8.  Die cut piece of blue cardstock with a long rectangle nestability scallop die.
9.  Adhere as shown.
10.  Using glue pen, added glitter to dots on either side of sentiment just to add some interest.

Finished size of card is slightly less than 4.5" square.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Faux Fun Circles and Little Box Labels
Paper:  Papertrey Ink White, Enchanted Evening and Sweet Blush
Ink:  Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening and Sweet Blush
Other:  Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Glue Pen, Nestability Die

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Luck O' the Irish

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, I just had to pull out some of my favorite Waltzingmouse stamps.

I started by stamping the background onto DP, and then the house scene.  Next, I colored the image with pastels.  I used a white colored pencil to add some highlights to the house but it barely made any difference.  So, I took a blender pen and dipped it on a white ink pad (PTI's Fresh Snow).   The two little shamrocks and the large four-leaf clover are all embossed in gold, and the sentiment mat is edged with gold leafing pen.  I also added some edging in white on the Kraft cardstock base.  

For the sentiment, I used a piece of the patterned paper without the additional stamping background which helped it to stand out more.

Here's a little closeup of the coloring:

I really enjoyed using the pastels -- the subtleties of color and shade are more obvious in person.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink
Paper:  probably Basic Grey ;) 
Ink:  Memento, Versamagic, Papertrey Ink
Other:  Pastels, gold leafing pen, gold embossing powder, rhinestones and pearl.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Faith is...

Happy Wednesday!

I just can't seem to put Spring Baskets down!! I love that Claire included sentiments in this set that are directly related to the religious side of Easter, as well as more secular ones.

I made two cards with the same layout, just different paper and colors. The paper is My Mind's Eye.

And here's the inside of one of the cards:

Thanks for coming by!

"Faith is..."
Stamps: Spring Baskets
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Antique Linen and Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Berry Sorbet and Dark Chocolate (PTI), My Mind's Eye
Other: Ocean Tides and Berry Sorbet satin ribbon, Copic markers, sponge, foam tape, corner rounder

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Welcome Little One

All stamps are from the Lil Buddies Waltzingmouse set. Punches are Martha Stewart and EK Success (the floral strip). Background paper is Memory Box and the letters are Memory Box cut with my Slice machine.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Roses in Bloom........

I Really look forward to posting here on a Monday & I'm loving the fab talent from the other WM Makers. Honored to be part of the team.
For todays card I used one of Waltzingmouses new sets. This one is called 'Roses In Bloom'.
The roses are just perfect for coloring or paper piecing but I wanted a very simple look so I just stamped the image and added a bit of bling. This set also has some beautiful sentiments, I used one on the inside of my card as you can see below.

Thanks for looking & I hope you like :)

Where Ewe Been?

I love this little bunny from the Lil' Buddies set. I raised rabbits as a kid and still think bunnies are one of the cutest animals. I punched the baskets from some DP in my scrapbox and cut the handles off since they blocked the bunny faces. The basket punch is from Punch Bunch and I got it a couple of years ago at Impress Rubber Stamps (3 stores in Seattle and they also sell online). To make the grass I just used some chopped up post-its and masking technique overlapping to make grass. The punched border is Martha Stewart.

Inside the card it says, "where ewe been?" and the little lamb is stamped inside with that sentiment from the set.

Aren't you just loving the cards the others have been making for this blog? It just feels like spring around here!

Friday, March 5, 2010

It's still Friday...

Yeah, I managed to make this card in 10 minutes.  Got home from work and the idea just popped in my head!  I don't know why I struggled earlier. When the mojo isn't there, it is best to just walk away!

I made this for the love of my life, to celebrate our 20th anniversary next week.  Mike loves bold bright colors and isn't afraid to embrace bright pink.  At least in cards.  Shirts and ties are another story!

Stamps: The little image near the sentiment is from a Waltzingmouse set. I have such a mess on my table I'm not sure which one!  The gorgeous heart and sentiment are from Waltzingmouse Stamps Celtic Heritage
Paper:  Off White (source unknown)
Ink:  Kaliedocolor Rainbow Berry Blaze
Other:  dimensionals and bling

Where's My Card?

Friday is my day to post something here on Waltzingmouse Makers. 

I tried!  I really did.  I have a pile of scraps to prove it!  I'll have something to show you over the weekend!  Joan

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bold Spring

I'm a tad bit early for my Thursday post, but better early than late!!

I went bold for this card using stamps from the Spring Baskets set.


Once I started stamping those sweet flowers, I just couldn't stop ~ they are colored with Copic markers.   I used the Labels 3 Nestabilities die to cut out the image panel, sponged with pale blue Memento and edged with Pink Grapefruit from Versamagic, mounted it on black cardstock, and attached with SU dimensionals.  If you click on the paper you'll see that it's a glittery page from DCWV.

Here's a look at the inside where I used the same die as a mask:

Hope you enjoyed this bright burst of Spring from Waltzingmouse Stamps!
Stamps:  Spring Baskets
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink black and Berry Sorbet
Paper:  Bristol vellum and DCWV
Ink:  Memento and Versamagic
Other:  Copic markers, sponge daubers, PTI saddle-stitched ribbon, pale pink pearls, Nestabilities, border punch from EK Success, SU dimensionals.

Happy Easter

Happy Wednesday!

I'm back today with another Waltingmouse card. I was in the mood to make something very springy and after much stamping and arranging, here is my Easter card!

I stamped the pedestal and flowers from Spring Baskets onto cardstock using Rich Cocoa (Memento) ink and colored them in with Copic markers. I choose to cut it out and mount it onto another piece of cardstock that I cut with my rectangle Nestabilities die.

I added some yellow Stickles to the dandelions and a gem to each center, so they are very sparkly! The possibilities for these baskets and flowers are truly endless!

Thanks for coming by to look!

"Happy Easter"
Stamps: Spring Baskets , Luck of the Irish and Background Basics: Tin Type (PTI)
Ink: Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Antique Linen (Ranger), Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist (PTI)
Other: sewing machine, Lemon Tart satin ribbon, Copic markers, Rectangle and scalloped rectangle Nestabilities Dies, Sponge, gems, yellow Stickles

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Stitches and Buttons

This was such a fun card to make. I kept adding things and then wondered if it was overdone, but I am happy with it.


Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder
Cuttlebug Corner Die
Martha Stewart Button Punch, lace border punch, heart punch
EK Success makes both large scallop edge punches
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Sewing Box Hugs
DP: scraps of various Basic Grey

Monday, March 1, 2010

St.Patricks Day......


Welcome to Waltzingmouse Makers, Hope you are well :)

I thought I'd make a St. Patrick's day card so I got out my 'Celtic Heritage' set. This set is packed with loads of wee dinky stamps. As you can see I used two of these to stamp the background on my card. I love the choice of shamrocks in this set too.

Thanks for looking :)

Card - Papermill UK, Ds paper - PTI, Ink - Versafine Onyx black, Memento New Sprout, Brads & silver hearts - my stash.