Sunday, April 11, 2010

So Happy to Be Here!


Hi!! Its my first post here on the Waltzingmouse Makers Blog. I am so excited to join the team here, I literally jumped up and down when Joan asked me to join. Let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Michele, but I go by DerbyLea on the various crafting boards I frequent. I am a middle aged mom of two grade school aged kiddos. I teach science at an elementary school in Northern California. I have loved art since I was a small kiddo. I originally intended to go to art school and draw for a living (ha! I would probably be living in a cardboard box). My parents encouraged me to do something that would be more likely to pay the bills (hence, teaching). Anyway a few years back I moved from scrapbooking to stamping and here I am, very happy to be making cards and creating a paper-filled mess on a daily basis. I "met" Miss Claire on a message board and have long been a huge fan. You can read my raves about her stamps here, here, and here. I love her and her classic style! I also post on my own blog, I Am Derby. Ok, enough babble about me... on to the goods...
Don't you just love this basket? This is one of my favorite stamps from Waltzingmouse. I love how tall and elegant it is. These stamps are all from the Spring Baskets set. They are a joy to work with, full of fun options and great sentiments!
Card Deets:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Spring Baskets
Paper: PTI Aqua and Hawaiian shores
Ink: Palette (Dark Chocolate). PTI Hawaiian Shores
Other: Button (pti) Copic markers, rickrack die (pti)

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful card. Love the daffodils.

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  2. Congratulations Michele, how exciting!! LOVE your card :)

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  3. Yeah you are here!! This is so pretty. It just exudes spring!

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  4. Congratulations Michelle...see as one door closes another opportunity comes around, how exciting and love your card!

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  5. Congratulations to you, Michele! This is a well-deserved honor. Your work is always beatiful.

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  6. YOu are NOT middle aged girly! *grin* Surely you plan on living longer than your 60 somethings, right?!
    I DO like that basket...never noticed it before. I like the font in the sentiment too, and that adorable flower button on the yummy ric rac!

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  7. Congratulations Michele! Your card is beautiful. So fresh and uplifting. I love your classic/clean design style!

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  8. Lovely card and welcome to the blog, Michele!!

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  9. Hello! Welcome :) Beautiful card

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  10. Wonderful Michele - such a stunning springtime image!

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