23 Jan 2013

Monday Morning Makes - on Wednesday!

Good day!  Claire from Waltzingmouse Stamps has issued a challenge to all interested Waltzingmouse Stamp users -- play along!

If you have seen this technique on the blogs and have wondered about trying it out - me too! I decided it was time to delve into the Chalkboard Style Challenge and although I started out kicking and screaming -From Millan.Net I decided that it is so easy - I should have been doing it years ago - or whenever.....

I gathered several Waltzingmouse Stamp sets which I thought would have an interesting focal point and also contain little doo-dads to use along the way....

Now I must say that I did get carried away with the last step - that is rubbing the white ink over certain parts of the card -From Millan.Net

I kept thinking - "well this needs to stand out a bit, and this could use some more ink"..... anyway I think I may have just inked myself into fogginess Lol!

Well anyway I did give it a try and would love it if you would too - just link your WMS entry up here!

17 Jan 2013

Love is All We Need

Good Day and welcome to Waltzingmouse Stamps monthly Blog Party!  

ETA: Some exciting news!! Waltzingmouse Stamps is getting the Moxie Fab Stamp of Approval today on Cath's blog - go and check it out for your chance to win some stamps!!

Okay on to my business! On the 17th of every month anyone who uses Waltzingmouse Stamps (and I presume that is all of you!) can join in and create something that goes along with our theme of the month.  

This month our theme is LOVE!

I pulled out my Woodgrain Stamp set along with My Heart and Vintage Garden - Flowers and made my LOVE card!

Using Spellbinders Labels 8 Nestabilities, I die cut the two largest dies. The largest was used for my card base and the next smallest was used for my card front.

I used Hibiscus Burst Ink and stamped the Hyacinth image from Vintage Garden - Flowers on to Vintage Cream cardstock to make a toile background.

Then I stamped and cut out a couple of the heart images and the banner image, and stamped the sentiment in black.

I had to add a black button and some twine because I just HAD to, along with some faux stitching!

Thanks for coming around - be sure to check out the rest of the Blog Party starting at 1:30 pm eastern time!

9 Jan 2013

You're Invited to a Bachelorette Party!

Good Morning! Lots going on around the Sharp household lately - we are expecting a new baby - well not ME, but my son and daughter-in-law and I couldn't be more excited!!  She is two days overdue so I am going around in circles!

But let's go back to the beginning and have a Bachelorette Party! 

Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge is called Repeats and Rainbows and we are to follow one of the six colour schemes provided.

I chose to use colour scheme #6 and the new Man and Wife die collection for my card today.

I started by die-cutting the dress with each colour of the Rainbow" Colour Scheme and overlapping slightly as I adhered them to the white cardstock background.

Using Papertrey Ink's "Happily Ever After" stamp set, I stamped the two sentiments in Smokey Shadow ink.

I finished it off by outlining one side of each dress with Diamond Stickles - yes I am still in love with stickles!!

Have a wonderful day!