30 Nov 2012

WMS Preview Day Three - Ornate Ornaments

Welcome to Day Three of Waltzingmouse Stamps previews!

Have our first two days inspired you?!! I know they have inspired me - all the beautiful designs that my other teammates have put together - just gorgeous!

Well today we have a down and out Christmas set - although it may seem a wee bit late - it is a gorgeous set and was not to be ignored lol!

This set co-ordinates with the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments! Perfect!

My first project is a simple Christmas card - I have made more than my share this month due to several craft shows we were in - holy to be involved but a lot of work....:)

 My second project is a few little tags - love making tags and I know I never have enough at Christmas time!  These little tags are full of a few instructions for the gift recipient - LOVE this!!


Well, don't forget about our Waltz tomorrow - which starts at 2:00 pm Eastern time.....there will be prizes!! woohoo!

Bonnie Sharp 
Sarah Martina Parker 
Tosha Leyendekker 
Kelly Schirmer 
Sandie Dunne 
Clare Buswell 
Julia Aston  
Laurie Schmidlin  
Jennifer Holmes 
Claire Brennan

29 Nov 2012

WMS Preview Day Two - My Heart and Woodenheart Alphabet

Good day and welcome to Day Two of Waltzingmouse Stamps December previews!

Today we are previewing My Heart and Woodenheart Alphabet, two sets that follow in the steps of the woodgrain theme!

I have a lot of pictures for you today so grab your drink of choice - coffee, tea, wine and join me won't you?

Awhile ago, I had bought a set of glass coasters that had an alterable middle portion, sooooo what's a girl to do? :)

The alterable portion measured 2" x 3" - not a lot to work with but I thought it would be do-able.....and it was.....

The hearts are from "My Heart" and the sentiment and letters are from the "Woodenheart Alphabet".  

I used the letters "B" for Bonnie (me) and "R" for Ron - my hubby - the love of my life......sorry about the glare on the glass coasters -

Now - don't forget to find your way around to the other girls - their designs are fabulous as always!!

Bonnie Sharp 
Sarah Martina Parker  
Tosha Leyendekker  
Kelly Schirmer 
Sandie Dunne 
Clare Buswell  
Julia Aston  
Jennifer Holmes  
Claire Brennan

28 Nov 2012

WMS Preview Day One - Woodgrain Backgrounder Set

 Good day and welcome to Day One of Waltzingmouse Stamps December Release! We have three days of release previews along with our regular Release Day Waltz (with prizes!) on Day Four!

Today we are previewing Woodgrain Backgrounder Set.....

For my first card I am showing you the big backgrounder - there are six lovely images in this backgrounder set!

I stamped the large background stamp with Jellybean ink onto Jellybean cardstock, and then, using a die, I cut it into three pieces. I then put it all back together, adhering it onto Fine Linen cardstock.

The sentiment is from Teeny Trees and is stamped onto the banner stamp which I fussy cut out of Vintage Cream cardstock.

I added some Prima ribbon flowers along with some gorgeous sheer ribbon from Ribbon Carousel, Divine Twine and a Spring Moss Button.

My second couple of cards are the same - but different :)

I used one of the stamps from the Woodgrain Backgrounder Stamp Set for the background, choosing to stamp in Winter Wisteria and Hawaiian Shores. 

I added a cupcake sentiment plus a shiny die cut for a special celebration effect!

Be sure to take a look at the other designer's fabulous creations today. We also have some of our other designers showcasing their sets on the 4th , 5th and 6th of December - WOWZERS!! a whole week of WMS - how wonderful!!

Bonnie Sharp  (you are here!)
Tosha Leyendekker  
Kelly Schirmer 
Sandie Dunne 
Clare Buswell  
Julia Aston  
Jennifer Holmes 
Claire Brennan

21 Nov 2012

Simon Says....Oh Happy Day!

Good day! I have a wedding card today - I received a LOVELY goodie bag/parcel from Simon Says Stamp full of gorgeous things to play with......and play I did! From Millan.Net

I used glitter cardstock for my card base and rounded the corners - seems to be my thing lately!

Using the Oh Happy Day crafty die, exclusive to Simon Says Stamp, I cut out my words with my glitter cardstock.

And then with the Falling Stars Crafty Die - another exclusive Simon Says Stamp die, and some Enchanted Evening cardstock, I die cut a cardfront and sprayed it with Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist.

I attached the Oh Happy Day words and the beautiful satin ribbon and decided it still needed more - so I die cut the bells from Papertrey Ink's Bells and Boughs die - just perfect I say!

Oh goodness me I don't know what the heck is going on with this blog - different colours all over!! 


17 Nov 2012

Let Us Give Thanks

Good Morning and welcome to another Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party!

Our theme this month is Gratitude....

I stamped up three sets on this card - can you see them? The first layer is a backgrounder from Way Out West stamped in Soft Stone - just to give it a bit of dimension.

My next layer is the leaves from Big Blooms - Chrysanthemums stamped in Spring Moss, Classic Kraft and Canyon Clay - love those colours together!

And last, but certainly not least, is the image from Bountiful Baskets Additions with the basket stamped onto Kraft cardstock, cut out and then popped up on to the pumpkins!

Won't you join us in this month's Blog Party?!  Just create something that entails Gratitude with Waltzingmouse Stamps of course - if you don't have any of WMS stamps Claire has some freebies for you right here!

On a different note, I don't know why my blog post has so many colours all over it - Blogger is being a wee bit of a

13 Nov 2012

Blossoming Health!

Good Morning - long time no see! 

I am getting ready for our craft sale season so that is why my blog is lagging - but my creating certainly has not been!

I made this sweet little get well card for the Hope You Can Cling to Challenges this year.  These are so easily mass-produced - endless!

I used Waltzingmouse Stamps Vintage Garden Seed Packet for the flower and the included sentiment!

A bit of sewing and some Divine Twine and it was done - simple and fast - just the way I like it!!

Well, back to stamping - thanks for visiting today!

2 Nov 2012

WMS Release Day!

Welcome to Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz - this is our final preview day - our last set is called Candy Wagon and is so cute!!

If you came from Belinda's Blog you are on the right track - if you are just stopping in, welcome to my blog and I hope you can join in the Waltzing fun! Claire has all the participants on her blog, so if you get lost - go to Claire - she knows everything lol!

I stamped the Candy Wagon onto a white cardstock diecut and then stamped the little sign and lollipops in a different colour.

I adhered it onto a Kraft cardstock diecut and did a bit of sewing around the edges.   

For my background I stamped the new Cabin Plain stamp onto white cardstock and sewed it onto the Kraft card base.

I added a few diecut trees and some grass to make it look like a little scene in the woods....but then I got thinking about Hansel and Gretel and that wasn't good either lol.  Some beautiful ribbon and a couple of stick pins were added to make it pretty!

I made a couple of sour cream containers to match - you will see it says Fresh Plucked Eyeballs - I gave these to my grandchildren for Hallowe'en. Six year old Jake just giggled and loved it! - Four year old Robin just wanted the candy lol!

Okay now you are off to the fabulously talented Sandie Dunne! Have fun - and don't forget to comment so you have a chance to win a new stamp set!!

1 Nov 2012

WMS Preview Day Three - Sheriff, Half Pint Heroes Additions and Cabin Plaid

Woohoo! How are you liking the sneak peeks so far? Aren't they fun!?

Today we are previewing three sets for you - Sheriff, Half Pint Heroes additions and Cabin Plaid!

First up - Sheriff.....

I had a little help with this card - I also used a sentiment from Back in the Saddle and the background set - Way Out West on my card base to compliment my card.......such an easy choice!

Using Kraft cardstock and Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, I stamped the Sheriff's badge and cut it out.

 I then stamped the badge again and the word "Sheriff" in the middle, onto Rustic Cream cardstock using Versamark ink and embossed it in fine detail gold embossing powder.

I popped up the "badge" onto my card base, added some gold sticky back gems and tied it with some Waltzingmouse twine!

My next project is Half Pint Heroes Additions - yay!! One of my favorite sets is Half Pint Heroes and this is a great complimentary set!!

Isn't he just the cutest?!! This set is a small set that comes with the highly loved sentiment from Half Pint Heroines only with a masculine take on it....

Thanks for visiting today and please take a boo around at the other Waltzingmouse Stamps Designers who have their own fabulous designs for you today!!

Bonnie Sharp (you are here)

Lynn Mercurio

Belinda Change Langner 

Sarah Martina Parker

Tosha Leyendekker

Anya Schrier

Kelly Schirmer 

Sandie Dunne

Clare Buswell 

Becca Feeken

Julia Aston

Jennifer Holmes 

Laurie Schmidlin 

Claire Brennan