Monday, May 17, 2010

May Friends of WMS Blog Waltz

Today is the day! Our Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz focuses on birthdays this month. To see the full list of hoppers, start over at the Waltzingmouse House forum in The Play Room.

There will also be another thread in The Play Room for chat and to play along in our monthly blog waltz game. This time you will be looking for (and counting up) watermarks that look like teacups in the blog posts by the Design Team and Claire. A winner of a stamp set of choice will be drawn from all the correct answers! You'll have until 11:59 pm Pacific on Tuesday May 18th (7:50 am GMT on Wednesday May 19th) to complete the waltz and enter your guess(es).

So good luck to all and let us begin. :)

I'm going to apologize in advance for my photo... it was graduation weekend here in this household so I didn't get a chance to retake my photos.

To celebrate birthdays, I decided to do a bag and a tag this time around. Everyone needs a fun little bag to wrap wonderful gifts in.






For the I used Pic-Nic Patterns for much of the backgrounds.





The tag is created with the heart from Seasons of Love - Tags and the leaves for the berries are from Big Blooms Chrysanthemums. The sentiment comes from Earth Angel.



Just wanted to show the plaid a little more in detail. I actually layered the fat plaid with the skinnier plaid but it's not showing up as well. I'll try to fix it later.


Stamps: (Earth Angel, Seasons of Love - Tags, Pic-Nic Patterns, Big Blooms Chrysanthemums) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper, Ink: PTI
Ribbon:
Martha Stewart
Bag:
Michaels

40 comments :

Sue W said...

Beautiful Belinda~~ I've yet to try out my plaid stamp but as so loving these large border stamps and as a regular 'Bag decorator' think these will be perfect!

Lee said...

Love all the background stamps you used for your patterned paper. Gorgeous tag too.

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful gift bag Belinda! love the colors and the bg stamping! and using the leaves with the heart is a great idea!

Latisha said...

such a beautiful projects!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Gorgeous!! I've not used my plaid background yet, but you've truly inspired me to try it. Love this project!!

Lynne Phelps said...

Gotta love the fat plaid! Love the subdued colors and the tag is fab!

Karin said...

Your plaid is to die for! Love the adorable tag too!

Carly said...

So pretty! I am in love with that pretty plaid design! So need that stamp set!

Heather said...

That lucky person who receives this! Great idea to jazz up the bag and the plaid is lovely!

Kathryn B said...

What an adorable bag Belinda! Love all the soft colors and the plaid...!

Ruth M said...

Gorgeous, such a soft and pretty gift bag, love that tag!

cardcrazy said...

What a cute tag! Love it!

Angela Mclean said...

Mega cute bag... just absolutely loving that wee tag also!
Hugs
Angela xxx.

LaurieJ said...

What a lovely gift bag and tag! I love your soft color choices and the plaid is yummy.

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a gorgeous gift bag! Love the tag you created!

Laurie Marmon said...

Yay for a fun combination of stamps to create this fun gift bag! Very pretty colors too!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

So pretty! The bag and the tag are jus perfect together!

Jill said...

This is fantastic I think I will have to buy this set!

Jill

Heather J. said...

So elegant!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Very beautiful, Belinda. I really like how you used the various stamp sets together.

Jen said...

Don't you LOVE LOVE LOVE background stamps?! I know I do. Your gift bag is really nice.

Thanks for sharing

Pauline said...

Fab bag, and a lovely use of all the different stamp sets. Pauline x

Claire Brennan said...

Belinda, this is tres, tres chic!!! I love the colours you used and your stamping is fabulous, such gorgeous backgrounds you made but that wee tag!! eekk that is just super sweet!!! thank you!!

Rachel Webber said...

This is so lovely, the colours are so soft and subtle

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty gift bag & that tag is darling! Who wouldn't love to receive a gift in this????

Nancy said...

Beautiful Bag & Tag Belinda!

Mary I said...

Love the soft color scheme and the clever use of the tag/leaves. Very pretty.

Dana said...

Look at that gorgeous plain Belinda! I've been intimidated by mine but you always inspire me and I am vowing to ink it up!

Ann said...

A gorgeous gift baggie and I love that heart tag!

Janet said...

THat's a great idea! I like the tag--it's great.

BethieJ said...

Belinda this is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the colors!!! and that tag is so CUTE!
Have a GREAT day!

Joanne Gilch said...

Lovely bag and tag. Now you are ready for the next gift giving in style. Call me crazy, I'm loving the leaves from Big Blooms.

Janelle said...

I am so impressed with all the plaid I'm seeing and your's amazing! The tag and layered paper on the bag are clean and crisp. It just makes the bag cheerful.

anya said...

Very pretty, Belinda! Love your bag and tag!

Helen said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous. Those colours are just so soft and beautiful together and love the gift bag and tag to match combo. I really want to break out the plaid stamp in that set now and have a go!! Thanks for the inspiration x x

Katie Renz said...

What a great gift bag Belinda! That background stamp looks awesome.

Charmaine Stack said...

Cute bag - and those big scallops are a great counterpoint to the pic-nic patterns. Aren't the plaid stamps fun? By varying the strength of inks used (offstamping or second generation stamping) it is easy to create depth and realism. I think Claire has unleashed a whole new plaid-fad on the stamping world!

Kelly S. said...

OH WOW that plaid is gorgeous! I wouldn't think to put those lovely pastels together with the gray, it's stunning! That tag is too cute with the little leafy top!

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous project Belinda! I love the colours!

Kathi said...

This is fabulous. I love the color combination. It's so soft and pretty!