Thursday, October 07, 2010

Waltzingmouse October Release Blog Waltz

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse October Release Design Team Blog Waltz. Make sure to start at Claire's blog to go through the entire waltz! You should have come here from Anya's blog, if you didn't be sure to make the rounds! There's som fabulous eye candy.  This month there will be 5 fabulous sets being featured in the waltz (Big Blooms - Poinsettia, Compliments of the Season, Frame It, Holiday Labels No 14, and Text It)!

Remember you can win a free stamp set by leaving a comment at each blog post along the waltz, including this post! Your comment must be received by 11:59 pm EASTERN on October 9. One winner will be chosen from comments on Claire's blog and one winner will be chosen from comments left on one of the DT member's blogs! So leaving a comment on this blog gives you a chance to win some free goodies and by making the rounds, you can increase your chances!

Season's Greetings Card

So, I will admit I didn't think it was possible... When I was at CHA, I tagged along with Mona one of the days. Mona insisted we stop by the Graphic 45 booth -- graphic wha? Somehow I had never heard of them and when we got there, I still couldn't figure out what the big deal was. Don't get me wrong.., the booth was stunning,  "just not my style", I stupidly told Mona. Now I'm gonna eat my words...

I adore it. Give me more any day. I couldn't stop using the Xmas line with the sentiments from WMS's Compliments of the Season. Everyone this year is getting Xmas cards with these fabulous images and sentiments! I need more! I loved this image so much I couldn't cover any more of it up..  I let the main focus of the card be the image and I just added some tidbits here and there. The lace is from the fabulous Nina Brackett! Thanks so much Nina!

I'm going to Archivers this weekend. Guess what's #1 on my list? You got it... Graphic 45. I hear a big fat "I told ya so" coming my way. ;-)


Sleigh Bells Ring Card
The "Sleigh Bells Ring" sentiment from Compliments of the Season and Musical Backgrounds seemed like the perfect merge for this card. The frame comes from Holiday Labels No 14. There's actually an extra flourish on there but in order to make the sentiment fit, I did mask the flourish when I stamped.

The music background is stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored the dots of the patterned paper with a Copic Marker -- I felt that when it was white, it was too glaring. 




Great Big Hugs Card
This is actually the card I'm sending off to Cammie's Heart to Heart Card Drive. I already sent it off but since I had used stamps that weren't released yet, I couldn't share it. I encourage you guys to send cards off even if you can't win anymore. :)

I stamped flowers from Big Blooms - Chrysanthemums in different colors. I laid those panels out and then tied a ribbon around it. The label frame comes from Holiday Labels No 14 and the sentiment is from Frame It.

I'm the last stop on the blog waltz today. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the projects! Remember to leave a comment here by 11:59 pm EASTERN on October 9 for a chance to win WMS goodies!



Season's Greetings Card

Stamps: (Compliments of the Season) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45, Pink Paislee
Fibers: (lace) Courtesy of the Fabulous Nina Brackett
Accents: (buttons) Papertrey Ink
Tools: (star punch) Fiskars


Sleigh Bells Ring Card
Stamps: (Compliments of the Season, Holiday Labels No 14, Musical Backgrounds) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock, Ink, Fibers: Papertrey Ink
Accents: (gem) Bazzill
Tools: (label die) Spellbinders


Great Big Hugs Card
Stamps: (Holiday Labels No 14, Frame It, Big Blooms - Chrysanthemums) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Papertrey Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Fibers: (ribbon) Papertrey Ink
Tools: (label die) Spellbinders

110 comments :

Whimsey said...

Absolutely beautiful creations!!

lil-paper-pixie said...

Stunning creations.x

Julia Aston said...

Lovely cards Belinda! my fav is the purple sleighbells ring one!

Monique said...

Both cards are just beautiful!! Great work :)

Margaret C said...

What a varied and gorgeous selection - well done !

Melissa said...

All three are so pretty! My fav is the purple "sleigh bells" one, the music background is perfect, great idea!!

Stacy Simpson said...

Wonderful cards - love the sleigh bells sentiment!

Laurie Marmon said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards! :) I like how you're exploring a new avenue with the Graphic 45...that card is stunning!

candyscorner said...

The Sliegh Bells card is my favorite! Love the non traditional colors.
Thanks,
Candy

Debgem said...

Belinda

You really have shown the variety of styles that can be made using these stamps. I love them all - but I think my favourite is the purple one!! Love them.

Deborah x

Christine Riley said...

wow, I love them all Belinda, fantastic job!
Hugs, Christine

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Great cards and I totally hear you on the Graphic45!! I'm new to them as of a couple of months ago and have already blown the budget!! Amazing!! I really like what you've done with the music background with the new labels! Can't wait to get it!

Anne Kristine said...

Wonderful cards!
And the new stamps is gorgeous!
Hugs Anne

Cheryl B. said...

Your Sleigh Bells Rings card is "a beautiful sight" and it makes me "happy tonight"! Love the unusual color palette for Christmas. I gotta have that set.

BethieJ said...

Belinda I LOVED LOVED all the cards you shared today.. To funny about the Graphic 45 goodies! :)
Have a GREAT day!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I'm a huge fan of Graphic 45, too, and I have a few sheets of those beautiful vintage Christmas images to play with this year. Your card is gorgeous! All of them are!

Hugs,
Lisa

anya said...

Very pretty, Belinda. I love how you combined the Muscial Backgrounds and the Sleigh Bells sentiment!

Diane Jaquay said...

You've really demonstrated the versatility of these WM stamps Belinda, each of your creations is simply WONDERFUL!

Mo Hernandez said...

Wow, all three of these are absolutely gorgeous, Belinda! Love the colors so much! Very creative designs! Wow!

patriziawithaz said...

What a fantastic Blog Hop - all your cards are inspirational ! Thanks x I'm off for the next dance - see you again later x

dolla said...

I love that you used Purple for Christmas! How out of the box. The musical background with the sleigh bells sentiment is just perfect. And the "Compliments of the Season" sentiment paired with the antique Santa image couldn't be more perfect. Love it!

Dawn said...

Beautiful cards Belinda! And you introduced me to a stamp I had not noticed before - the musical background stamp. I may have to get that one now!

Chris said...

You made some beautiful cards, Belinda. I love the variety in style and colourways.

Chris

LilyPuss Cards said...

Gorgeous cards,,great inspiration..
Hugs
Jan..x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, your cards are just gorgeous and I love all of the new releases. Fantastic blog hop, a real inspiration.

Hugs,

Jo x

Lillian Child said...

I adore old world holiday cards, but all of your creations are so lovely.

Lesley said...

My jaw dropped at that gorgeous purple sleigh bells card - it is fabulous!!!

Cheryl said...

I especially love the purple one. Beautiful job!

Claire Brennan said...

These are fabulous Belinda!!! I do love Graphic 45....so gorgeous, but that wee purple card just steals my vote!!! and the Big hugs card is such a cheery card!! Brilliant!

Shirley N said...

Each card so different, each one so unique, love them all--so beautiful! TFS what you can do with these wonderful stamp sets!

Detra said...

Great cards. tfs.

suezie said...

I love how you've teamed those great colours against the black. Gotta have that label set for sure!

Kelly S. said...

LOVE the variety of cards you showcased...my fave is the purple one with the sleigh bells sentiment (so awesome!) and the perfect musical background!

Anonymous said...

Belinda, I am so SO tempted to throw caution to the winds and load everything into my cart this month. Really like that sleighbells card you made, and since I happened to get the musical bacground set last release, it is truly a challenge to be "good" after alll these great example this DT has preented on this monthh's Waltz. Hugs to you from Epping
Sandy

Pauline said...

Love all your cards, but the sleighbells are my fave!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous card Belinda :-)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Belinda,

Wow, you;ve been busy!! Pretty cards! Love the nostalgic feeling on the christmas card, perfect! And those beautiful big and colorful flowers on your last card are just perfect!!

Hugs, Wendy

Pat G said...

I just love your sleigh bells card. Great colors.

triciasconfetti said...

Too many to choose but the CAS purple sleigh bell one has to be the first choice. Those frames are really versatile.
x Tricia

Jackie said...

Those are all so beautiful!

Karen H. said...

Great cards. I love how you paired the Sleigh Bells sentiment with the music background.

Jannette said...

Nice cards! Especially loved the sleigh bells, how you combined the music notes w/the sentiment. All are very nice. Thank you for sharing.

Sofia ;) said...

All three cards are soooo pretty!!! Love the music background and the colors you chose for the second one!!

lauren said...

The sleigh bells ring card is really cute!

Denise said...

Great cards! Love your colors!
DeniseB

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

All of your cards are just wonderful, but I think my favorite is the Sleigh Bells one. That shade of purple is just perfect, and the sentiment is just so much fun!

Chris L.

Laraine R said...

Love both of your cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

Thegforce4 said...

I have Big Blooms Chrysanthemums and I ordered Big Blooms Poinsettias so I just love the card. Actually all your cards were awesome - thanks for sharing your talent :)

Janet said...

Just lovely!

Joan B said...

beautiful! as always

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Outstanding, Belinda. Beautiful colors, interesting and clean designs. I just love your style.

Joanne Gilch said...

love all three but the purple Sleigh Bells ring is my absolute fave.

Sue W said...

3 quite different cards Belinda but each one so perfect. Love your colour choices!!!!

nancy guse said...

great cards, great designs

Alice Wertz said...

wow! so pretty and classy. beautiful cards as always, girl!

misstuna said...

All of your cards are gorgeous but the Sleigh Bells Ring card just knocks my socks off.

Lueyes said...

Lovely cards and interesting use of non traditional colors.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful variety of cards Belinda! Pretty color combos!

Meredith said...

I can't WAIT for that Sleigh Bells stamp to hit my doorstep!!!!

Jean Martin said...

Lovely cards!!!

Smilie girl said...

What a great mix of cards! The sentiments seem so versatile. Love 'em all!

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!
I'm in awe ;-)

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful cards and my fav is the sleigh bells one...LOVE it

Gladys said...

great cards! love your color combo!

LaurieJ said...

Beautiful cards, Belinda! You did a fab job on the vintage Graphic 45 card. Can't wait to see what else you create with those papers. And the other two cards are stunning, especially the purple one - a perfect use of the musical background.

Kris said...

I like your unusual color combination on the sleigh bells card!

acons said...

Found myself humming along with your card - sleigh bell ring... :-) Very clever use of the music background! And very pretty cards!
April C.

Wendy said...

Good job showcasing the new sets Belinda!!! Love them all!!

maryr917 said...

love all 3 of your cards-the santa image is awesome-the sleigh bells rings card with the new label die is so fab!!

Jen said...

Wonderful cards Belinda. I love how you paired the musical background stamp with the "Sleigh bells ring are you listening?" sentiment :) And in Purple... Who said Christmas cards could only be in green and red??
Thanks for sharing

Emilia said...

Beautiful elegant cards!

Antje said...

Lovely cards,special the last one is stunning! Love the colours, flowers with the sentiment!

Angy said...

Love, love, love your Sleigh Bells ring card. The colors are fabulous and so rich! all the projects are amazing though. Thanks for sharing so many in one post - wonderful eye candy!

LindaR said...

Love your sleigh bells ring card! Interesting spin on the colors!

katrynka said...

I LOVE the purple card!

Isabel Z said...

Your cards a stunning. I especially like the purple and black combo which I would not have thought of but think it's spectacular.

Tina said...

Your card in purple and black is my favorite. It´s so elegant and the ribbon combined with the music background makes it festive.

Hugs, Tina

Serena said...

Great cards! Really love the purple and black card! The music background is perfect!

Lindsay said...

Lovely cards Belinda! Love the santa card!

Mirabelka said...

great cards!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards! I really like the musical background on the sleigh bells card.

Katie Renz said...

Wow... all three cards are beautiful.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful cards, Belinda! So classy and elegant!

Heidi Karpen said...

All three cards are wonderful! Love how these sentiments can be jazzed up for a fancy card or used as the focus for a CAS card.

Savitri said...

Hmmmm... hmmm... hmmm.... not convinced about the Graphic 45 :P It's gorgeous but wow, I'm not sure which way i'd use it. BUT, I don't have any so maybe I might change after playing with some. Right now... hmmm.... :P Awesome cards that you did though!! Love each one of them! You work them WM stamps like magic!

Jaala said...

Such pretty cards! Love them all, but that purple Sleigh Bells Ring card is my favorite! So pretty!!! Just got that same background today (Musical Backgrounds) and cannot wait to play! Great work!!!

Deirdre said...

What amazing creations... wow, such inspiration... adore them all.

Lavender Rose said...

All three cards are beautiful but the purple one is my favourite, just stunning. I love the colours you used on the third card I have to say.

NinaB said...

Wow, you and your cards are amazing! I love how you used the lace. And I felt the same about Graphic45 and now I can't get myself to cut up the papers because I love them so much.

Noelle P said...

The chrysanthemums with hugs sentiment is superb! Glad I already ordered the frame set.

annheidel said...

Love your purple sleigh bells card!

Amy said...

Fun cards! I know what you mean about Graphic45 -- I love the Halloween in Wonderland collection.

Emora Designs said...

Beautiful cards! I love the Santa image on the first card. I really like the untraditional color combo for the 2nd Christmas card. Very nice!

Regan

pmm said...

Wow, Holiday Labels 14 can have so many different looks! Love your cards!

beadz said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing.
hugs,
Gini

Nancy said...

The sleigh ride card is my favorite. Great idea to use the music background.
Check out the Graphic 45 Botanicabella line. It is luxurious.

Sandra said...

I love those images - love all your projects!
Sandra

Ren-Yi said...

i love love all three cards. my fav is the big blooms chrysanthemum. something beautiful about the simplicity. but all three are quite a hit. love esp the purple + black color scheme with the music card. :)

Heather said...

oooohhhh, I love that purple sleigh bells card. It is beautiful!

Charmaine Stack said...

I think my fave card is the purple one, and I liked your tip about the polka dots. I really like all these cards and your previous "reveal" cards, too.

Helen L said...

Your cards are fantastic! I especially love how you paired the music background with the "Sleigh bells ring" sentiment: so clever!

cardcrazy said...

All of your cards are wonderful!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Great cards, I liked the non traditional Christmas colors.

Carrie

Gill said...

All three cards are lovely. I especially like the sleigh bells sentiment with the music background.

Nicole said...

A purple and black xmas card - why not!? I love it. :)

Baseret said...

Beautiful cards Belinda!!

Paula I said...

Different colors than I would have thought to use for holiday cards, but I have to admit that I liked it. Thanks for thinking outside the box!

Lynne Phelps said...

So fun to see mulitple projects and all so different! Love your styles!!

IamDerby said...

You have the magic touch! These are lovely!

Kathi said...

Graphic 45 has gorgeous stuff and you used it really well. Great cards.