Thursday, April 01, 2010

WMS April Waltz

If you are just starting this waltz, please begin at Claire’s Blog and follow the “dance card” as you waltz your way through. Be sure to stop by everyone's blog -- as usual there are prizes to be won! Make sure to leave comments by 11:59 EST on Sunday for a chance to win.

As some of you recall, my husband is becoming Dr. Hubs in May. With this new salutation, I am hoping to not be the "sugar momma" anymore. So we begin with a graduation card.


Simple and to the point. A little color, a little cut out hat and some stars. I colored over the stars with my clear glaze pen -- much quicker to dry than glossy accents and a fun, simple touch.

A little sewing, a little swearing at my very poorly calibrated sewing machine. One day... I will definitely get a new machine. Or find someone to service my gazillion year old machine. Or convince my hubs to buy me a super nice one - and a hemming foot so I can better fix his pants.



I know you guys have seen this image used already but I wanted to show it in a different light. I love this for guy cards but you can also make Halloween cards. Doesn't it look so spooky and mischievous?

So its a little early for Halloween perhaps but there's more than one way to use that awesome circle graphic image. I wasn't going to share this yet but I decided that its never too early for Halloween, just like its never too early for Christmas! *Smile*

Waltz over to Jennifer for some more crafty goodness!

71 comments :

Mara... said...

I love those circles on the 2nd card, soooo cool! And great congrat cards. Congrats early to your hubs!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Look at you early bird! These are fantastic creations...and I especially love how you combined the circle image with the Halloween set! Fantastic imagination!

Julia Aston said...

Love your clean cut Grad card for the hubs (and congrats to him - and you!)

and your creative use of the circles for Halloween is just terific! love all that billowey goo coming out of the witches pot!!! way to go girl!!

Queen Mary said...

I love BOTH cards! You are right, the circle one is great -- and I love Halloween! Congrats to YOU on DH's graduation! I know, my DH supported me through law school! :)

Joanne Travis said...

Love the clean and simple design! Beautiful samples.

Sabine said...

Beautiful cards!Great idea for Halloween!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of your cards are wonderful!

Sandra said...

WOW....love the halloween card,brilliant use of the new stamp,just goes to show our imagination is the only limit!

Have a lovely Easter weekend,
San x

Sandie said...

The cauldron is a wondeful idea! Great work!!

Heather said...

Lovely card for his graduation! He'll be a Dr of what? Soo many long hours will soon be behind him. Somewhat, at least ;)
I love, love, love how you've done that graphic circle card! It is perfect with that cauldren!

Angela Mclean said...

BRILLIANT cards!!
Congrats on hubby's doctorate.
Hugs
Angela xxx.

Melissa said...

Both cards are great! The first is perfect for a guy grad! And the second is so clever!

Verna Mason said...

Darling bubbles! And congrats to Dr. Hubby!!

Polly Pierce said...

This is just fantastic, great use of a couple of lovely sets which work really well together!

Dana said...

Love, love , love the second card Belinda! FABULOUS design!

Luanne said...

I love that background stamp. Claire is a genius, and so are you for making it into a Halloween card!! :-)

Michie B said...

Great cards...love the look of the circles with the Halloween stamps...great idea!

Jen said...

OK... love the grad card inspiration. Thank you. BUT the Halloween card?! What a wonderful surprise. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for sharing!

Claire Brennan said...

Your Grad card is perfect but the halloween one is just a an absolute star!!! I am soo going to do that!!! Wonderful idea!! thank you!!

Karin said...

One word...FABULOUS!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Brilliant use of the circles! Funny, I was just looking at Claire's halloween set this morning and put it in my card! Woo hoo!!

Marge said...

LOVE your grad card -- perfect -- and the stitiching looks fine!!! And that Halloween card is too fun -- great creative genius there!!!

Debbie Bernhisel said...

Oh my gosh I love the Halloween card! I already have the caldron so I am going to have to get the new circles!

jaime aldridge said...

Oh my!! You are SUPER creative! I NEVER would have thought of that Halloween card! I LOVE IT!! Great job on all of your sneak peek cards!

IamDerby said...

I adore your Halloween card! How fabulous! Nice work

Nancy L. said...

love the idea for haloween!

Laurie Marmon said...

See, I told you to share the Halloween one. I really like your graduation one too...perfect timing for giving it to your DH!

Shannan Teubner said...

Seriously, girl...genius! I love it!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Belinda, those cards rock my world, they are wonderful!!

deifen said...

Love your hub's graduation card - clean and v striking!Th e Halloween card is soooo clever-well done!Dei x

Roxanne24 said...

Great card! Congradulations to your sweetie too!

Nancy said...

Wonderful cards and that Halloween card is really great!

Crystal said...

OH, LOVE that graduation card ... bright colors, clean lines ,.. the Halloween card too !

Kathy R. said...

Great cards! And congrats to your hubby ... job well done!

Katie Renz said...

I love the clean and simple and definitely concur with everyone else... love the bubbling cauldron.

aggiesgirl said...

Very nice I really like the cauldron

Stephanie Gruss said...

I saw the set and thought "I need this set for graduation invitations" and then you went and made a graduation card! :) Yay! Congrats to almost Dr. Hubs and yay for early holiday cards! You truly are a creative genius!

Edna said...

Perfect Grad card, love the fresh and fun feel!

Julie ruffcorn said...

I love the creativity of using the circles above the cauldron for Halloween! This is a great stamp!

Joanne Gilch said...

Cute grad card, Ms, i wanna be a kept woman now that Dr hubs is Dr Hubs!
clever Halloween card. You do come up with the best new use of old use stamp, KWIM?

LaurieJ said...

Wonderful cards. You are so creative! I'm so glad you shared the Halloween card with us. Congrats to Dr. Hubs and you too for a grand accomplishment.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Okay, that Halloween card is TOO CLEVER! I love both cards. Brilliant.

Katherine said...

Love it! The Grad card is Great! Love the design you used, and the colors. The Halloween card is oh so clever! I absolutely love it too.
Thanks for the wonderful creativity!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Great cards, Belinda! I really love your Halloween card; what a clever idea! Too good!

Kelly S. said...

Between your pot of gold last month and this bubbling cauldron of green stuff, I want that little kettle! Love both of these cards!

thestampinglady said...

Both of those cards are just great. I love how you used the circles/bubbles. Very creative.

Lyn S said...

Both great cards Belinda! Congrats to Dr Hubs too!

suezie said...

That circle stamp is definately a winner - what a cool idea - love how you used it!

Sandra said...

Even more versatility! Both are great cards.

Ingrid Danvers said...

Simply gorgeous. Great use of the sets.

Bonnie said...

What a great halloween twist! Congrats to the grad too! Wondeful cards.

Holly Saveur said...

Great card.
The Halloween card is spooky nice.

Holly.

cardcrazy said...

Both cards are awesome! Love that Halloween card!

Dennise said...

You are sooooo creative! LOVE THE CARDS! I will be back to your blog again very soon.

katrynka said...

Very creative uses of these stamps!

Mary B said...

Love the graduation card - congrats to the soon-to-be-Dr. Hubbs. Great idea to use the circles as halloween smoke, too.

Wayne and Ketha said...

The circles can be used in so many ways, but hadn't thought of using them as you did...great job. Loved the grad card as well... especially your choice of colors...so easily could have used the school's colors too...

Antje said...

Your first card is already great, but the second one swept me of my feet - yeeeeees, it's time to think about Haloween! 8-)

Janet said...

Nice. I really like the grad card.

Jenn Copeland said...

very clever! I certainly am needing to brush up on graduation cards!

Bonnie said...

Awesome examples of the stampset!. Who would of thought Halloween in Spring? Great Idea!!!

Charmaine Stack said...

Clever use of the circles stamp. I really like the graduation card, too!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, both cards are stunning. Love the sewing on the first one and the splash of color on the side. I love the second card too, too cute!
Hugs, Christine

Lynne Phelps said...

Wonderful cards - and the cauldron is too fun!

Carol said...

Loved both cards, but especially the Halloween one. Despite that Easter is today, it really isn't too early to think of the fall holidays!Thanks for the gentle nudge.

Shalah said...

What a creative us of this set! I love them both!

Heather K said...

Awesome cards! LOVE the Halloween idea! TFS.

The Paper Princess said...

Nice cards! Happy Easter to you!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

WOW great use of the circles on the Halloween card - another reason to get this set!! :D

KindredEsprit said...

Wow! Very cool grad card and I looooooove the Hallowe'en card!!!

Kathi said...

Congrats in advance to your dh. That's a great card.

I totally love the Halloween card. Great image and that font is FABULOUS!