26 Feb 2011

Waltzingmouse March Release Peeks - Day One!!

Oh this feels like heaven to be back in the saddle again lol!  Welcome, welcome faithful bloggers, from the bottom of my heart, to our first release this year!

The whole Waltzingmouse Stamps Design Team has been chompin' at the bit to preview, and so to start off and just to be different, we will all be stamping with the same stamp sets each day for the next three days -until all five (that's right - five!) stamp sets have been shown!!  but only to keep you in suspense a little longer....*dastardly grin*......

These new stamp sets will be released on March 1st - so sit back and relax with your coffee or tea for the next few days and get ready to be amazed!!

Today we are all previewing two sets -  "Back in the Saddle" and "Way out West"! I have fallen in love with these sets and have many samples to show you over the next few days and beyond!

For my card today, I stamped the one of the backgrounders, which is from "Way Out West," on an angle with different colour distress inks. 

We used to have an old "Indian" blanket in our basement, and we would curl up under it to keep nice and cozy while we watched television. I loved the warmth and feel of it.

To convey that warmth, I diecut a piece of felt and tied a button to each end and around the card.  Then I adhered the image from "Back in the Saddle" to the felt and stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner!

I sponged around the image and the cardbase with distress inks to make it seem even warmer.

Here are the members of the design team who are participating today! Our precious Lisa has resigned her post as designer and fabulous DT coordinator, and we miss her, but we have a new member of our design team and that is Sarah Martina - I know you will give her a wonderful welcome!!

Take a look at their wonderful peeks with this fascinating stamp set!

Bonnie - you are here!
Stamps: (Way out West, Back in the Saddle) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: (Broken China,Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo) Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Paper: (Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink
Accessories: (Hawaiian Shores felt, twine) Papertrey Ink, buttons, 1 3/4" punch, (Polka Dot Greetings Die) My Favorite Things


  1. Look at those pretty colors! Love the addition of felt, too! Greatness, Bonnie! :)

  2. What a fun and colorful card Bonnie! Love the felt label!

  3. OH WOW Bonnie!!! This is a stunner!! LOVE the cozy, cozy feel to this, the border is so cool at an angle like that and your colours are scrummy!!! Big hugs to you chick!! Thank you!!

  4. What a warm and delicious little pattern you made, and so perfectly stamped! Love the western colors on this, Bonnie!

  5. the wonderful colors in your stamped background. What a great way to use that image. Fantastic creation...well done Bonnie!

  6. Love the background you've made - very western. I adore it!!

  7. Looks awesome with all those gorgeous colors! Beautiful card Bonnie!

  8. Oh wow I love how you did the background with the mix of colors! Totally never would have thought of that. Gorgeous card Bonnie!!!!

  9. Oh Bonnie, I love this! The layout and the colors are just fantastic - the touch of felt is the perfect addition!

  10. Holly Saveur10:30

    Gorgeous love it!

  11. Great colors on this Bonnie - love the background stamping - it is just like a western blanket! the touch of felt is super behind the cowboy!

  12. Anonymous13:05

    Fabulous creation Bonnie!

    Ali x

  13. Oh, Bonnie, what a fantabulous idea to imitate an Indian blanket! LOVE this & the felt was a great addition. I'm in LOVE with this set, not only for my Duke-loving hubby, but I just realized this will also work perfectly for my boot-scootin' sweet dancing-crazed friend who never misses a Country Western concert in AZ too! Yee-Haw -- LOVE it when I have a double excuse to buy new stamps!!!

  14. Cool background...looks just like a native blanket here in the west!

  15. Hi Bonnie,
    wonderful, wonderful, I just love the colors and the background you made, very nice cool card!
    XX Kathi

  16. Hi Bonnie,
    For some reason every time I email you I'm getting the message back as undeliverable...
    I hope you get this. I'm sending this through your blog.
    I just need your login/password for installation of your blog design.
    Please send!

  17. Wow, what a gorgeous background Bonnie! I love that you stamped the image on the diagonal and the colors are fab. It all really sets off the focal point.

  18. Fun the background!

  19. Love how you stamped the background - reminds me of a cozy blanket! Great colors, too!

  20. Oh I love how your background looks like a blanket. Awesome! And I love the new blog look!


  21. Love this, so fun. Love the diagonal stamping.

  22. that is one fun background. makes me think of phoenix or somewhere warm and desert-y.


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