Monday, May 17, 2010
Happy 1st Birthday Waltzingmouse Stamps!!
If you’ve stumbled upon my blog this morning, then I should tell you that you’ve visited at the perfect time! Today we’re celebrating Waltzingmouse Stamps’ First Birthday with a very special blog waltz!!
The theme this month is birthdays – perfect, right?!! Well, I loved the theme so much, I made TWO cards. This is my first. I have loved the images in the Sewing Box – Hugs set since I first laid eyes on it. Every single image in this set is faux blanket stitched. Love that!! I’ll list the supplies used for each card below, but I feel it’s important to point out that these sweet images are so fun to play with. I stamped the leaves onto two different colors of felt and then cut them out. The flowers and birdie are stamped onto Fly A Kite and Thrift Shop DP to carry that vintage feel throughout. The sentiment is from the Sewing Box – Hugs set, too. Here’s a shot of the inside of the card, too. I used an SRM sticker – easy, peasy!
My second birthday card uses two different Waltzingmouse Stamps sets – Off Beat Backgrounds and L’il Buddies. Banners are hot right now, and I wanted to create one to celebrate the WMS First Birthday! I stamped each of the backgrounds from Off Beat Backgrounds and punched them out with my handy dandy Fiskars triangle punch. I adhered the triangles to some 1/8” ribbon, and then adhered the banner to the card front. The sentiment is from L’il Buddies. A bit of cloud DP, some stitching, a couple of buttons and voila’ – you’ve got yourself another birthday card!
I can’t believe it’s only been one year ago that I first stumbled upon Waltzingmouse Stamps. Claire Brennan is the owner of this very fun company. Claire cares very much for her customers, and has the kind of integrity, both as a business woman and as a person, that is second to none. She adores anything Christmas-related, and her kind spirit oozes out of her sweet images. Just so you know, I’m not part of the WMS DT, and have not been compensated to participate in this blog waltz. What I say here is from my heart, and from my first-hand experience. When I tell you that Claire Brennan and Waltzingmouse Stamps are exceptional, I tell you this from the bottom of my heart.
Happy First Birthday to Claire and Waltzingmouse Stamps!! Wishing you many more to come – please know that I’ll be your biggest fan as long as you’re around!!
If you’d like to play along with this months’ waltz, just click on the Waltzing Mouse badge at the top of my post. It’ll take you to Claire’s blog, where you’ll find all the details of today’s waltz.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
A Little Birdie Told Me
STAMPS: Sewing Box – Hugs (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
INK: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
PAPER: Vintage Cream CS and Aqua Mist CS (PTI), Fly A Kite and Thrift Shop DP (October Afternoon)
ACCESSORIES: Zig Zag and Donut Chain Border Punches (EK Success), Janome Sew Mini, Corner Rounder, Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!), Buttons (PTI), Rustin Button Twine (PTI), SRM Sticker
STAMPS: Off Beat Backgrounds and L’il Buddies (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
INK: Pixie Dust and Red Magic Chalk Ink (VersaMagic), Summer Sky and Tuxedo Black (Memento)
PAPER: Pure Poppy and Sweet Blush CS (PTI), Clouds DP (Doodlebug), White CS (Neenah), 1/8” Satin Ribbon (PTI), Xyron Sticker Maker, Buttons (PTI), Janome Sew Mini, Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!)