Thursday, June 30, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps July Release - Day 3

Welcome to the third day of the Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release previews! The DT and I will be sharing projects over the next several days featuring EIGHT new stamp sets that will be available for purchase at the Waltzingmouse online store starting Friday, July 1. Today we're previewing Eat Cake, You're Lovely, and Flourishes - Scallops and Dots.

With Love Card
I love swirls.
They make me happy.
Especially pretty ones and ones with mirror images of each other.
And Claire has more than outdone herself with these swirls!

Happy Birthday Card
The cuppies and sentiment are from Frame It. I thought the stand would make a lovely cuppie stand.
 So I stamped a stack of cuppies onto to the stand.
And embossed a lovely border (also from Eat Cake).

Felicitations Card
I'm not sure how obvious it is but I embossed the card base with a medallion image. And the dress fits with it just perfectly!

For the dress, I cut it out and then adhered lots and lots of glitter on it.
I figured I'm already in the doghouse for yesterday's glitter card...
Why not keep going?
And I'm unsupervised tonight, once again...
One day my husband will learn and never leave me in the house alone with glitter...

Have ya'll been getting your stamping groove on? The Moxie Fab Challenge for Stamp It Week is still going on and I've created these stamp cards for it as well! I've definitely enjoyed getting my hands inky again finally! :) It's been awhile and for those of you who know what is going on my personal life, it'll be awhile until I get to be inky again.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what these other lovely ladies have to share!

Belinda Chang Langner -- you are here!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps July Release - Day 2

Welcome to the second day of the Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release previews! The DT and I will be sharing projects over the next several days featuring EIGHT new stamp sets that will be available for purchase at the Waltzingmouse online store starting Friday, July 1.

Today the DT is featuring Big Day Essentials and Big Day Additions. These are a wonderful set of sentiments, perfect for that big day. I will say for the record, I am glad my "big day" is behind me. :) Although this set would certainly have made my invites and my thank you notes so much prettier! 

So let's go ahead and get started!

Thank You Chevron Card
I figured I'd start with the card that has a story.

Yes, that's glitter. Lots and lots of glitter.My husband spends his summers umpiring HS baseball.
When unsupervised, I decide to do stupid crafty things
(His words, not mine)
I think it's quite brilliant actually...

I also asked my husband for a protractor.
He told me I was probably the only person in the world who would use a protractor to make a chevron pattern.
I think he's wrong...  surely someone else has asked for a protractor for crafty reasons...
Protractors are not just pieces of plastic we bought because it was on our 4th grade supply list... right?

He also told  me he wouldn't lend me his for fear of glitter.
How rude!
Ok, actually we couldn't figure out which box the protractor would be in...

So back to my glittery paper.
I didn't have anything with a chevron pattern.
After thinking about this, I realized I had a lot of glitter.
In lots of fun colors.
And glitter is a wonderful thing.

So I took some adhesive paper, adhered it to some scrap paper, scored a chevron pattern.
And then just like those sand art pieces of art I used to love as a child, I peeled off selective pieces of the adhesive backing and then applied glitter.
Lovely lovely glitter!

Thank You Card
Ok after that attack on your eyes, I figured a simple card can help calm you down a bit.
Simple and sweet.

The first thing I did was stamp the sentiment. Then I drew the frame to create a fun little border.
And then punched the stars. Don't try to do it the other way. It's so much harder to punch the stars and then try to draw a border. Not that I would know...

And then I backed the stars with some patterned paper.
Easy Peasy.

Best Wishes Lace Card
Another easy peasy card and it would be so easy to mass produce this.
I stamped a pretty doily image from Dainty Doilies - Small. And then embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder. Added a little scoring detail and there you go!

This would make a lovely thank you card as well. Just modify that sentiment. :)

Best Wishes Cake Card
The cake and border comes from a set you'll see more of tomorrow. But really, that set works so perfectly with Big Day Essentials. :)  I stamped the cake and then embossed the pattern with silver EP. Since I wasn't patient enough to wait for the pink ink to dry first, I had speckles of silver in my cake -- but it adds flair!

Ok, I'm off to go shower again...  I'm still covered in glitter. Despite showering twice already today.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by everyone's fabulous creations!

Belinda Chang Langner -- you are here!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps July Release - Day 1

Welcome to the first day of the Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release previews! The DT and I will be sharing projects over the next several days featuring EIGHT new stamp sets that will be available for purchase at the Waltzingmouse online store starting Friday, July 1. Today the DT is featuring Cameo to Go, Cameo Creations - Ovals, and Classic Frames.

It's also time to get your stampy groove on! :) Did you see the new Moxie Fab Challenge for Stamp It Week? What a fun challenge... and I know you all love your stamps as much as me! :) I'm entering both of these cards for it and I'm sure getting inky this week! 

You're So Fabby Card
For my first card, I decided to stamp one of the cameo images over again in gray. I picked the other girl cameo and stamped it in pink to let it stand out. And really, what other sentiment works best than "You're so fabby" from Fancy Phrases.

Cameo Color Card

The color combination comes from week one of the Summer Card Camp. I had a pile of cards ready for this week and then I realized that every single one of them was pink, grey and white. So I decided to try my hand at a little color.  Although I have issues with more than 2 colors. So I did what every other person who doesn't know what to do, I color-blocked. I did emboss a woodgrain but it's not so obvious in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to go see what everyone else has in store for you!

Belinda Chang Langner - you are here!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friends of WMS June Waltz

It's the 17th!
It's the Friends of WMS Waltz!
This month's waltz is all about July 4th and Americana.
Celebrating the red, white and blue!
Be sure to check out all the fabulous waltzers here on this thread

The husband's cousin just competed in the state-level Special Olympics.
Congrats M!

I've always thought it was pretty cool that she participated.
So I thought I'd send her a little "Hurrah" card!
Not knowing what colors she liked,
And Olympics always makes me think of the red, white and blue.
I figured who can go wrong with a red, white and blue card?
(and kraft for some good measure!)

I actually stamped one of the ornament centers from Vintage Ornaments and embossed with with a clear holographic embossing powder. I love sparkly. :) It sort of looks like the star beams, don't you think? Added a punched out star and some buttons.  I created a little banner and stamped the sentiment from Fancy Phrases.

I sort of played around and thought it might be a touch too simple.
Yet I couldn't figure out what more to add.
So I let it be.
Because sometimes it's better just to let things be.

Thanks for waltzing by!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Best Wishes

Ok, with all the talk about me hating weddings, I thought I'd make one point clear.
I really do love certain weddings.

A wedding centered around love.
A wedding with family.
A wedding where you feed me well...
(Especially with tasty Indian food)
Please invite me to those. :)

My husband was part of the wedding party in a fun Indian wedding a few weekends ago.
D and M are just perfect for each other and we couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of their wedding.

That and there was loads of Indian food.
Oh my! I was in heaven.
I don't think I've ever eaten that much...

I happened to stop by to visit my parents while the guys had their bachelor party.
And my mom told me that my bum was smaller and better looking now.
Thanks mom...
But I'm pretty sure any "bum fat" that I lost, I gained right back.

I don't have food pics because honestly, I gobbled it down before I could take a pic.
Not to mention, I'm not sure Indian food really photographs well...

And how do you go to a wedding without a card?

This was a quicky card because I was on the road the week before the wedding. I almost flew into Chicago directly so I didn't waste a day driving (in addition to flying). 

So the card... Stamped some simple flowers and then outlined with copics. A sentiment and the best attempt at a mehndi like effect that I could find (from Victorian Frippery). Sure, it's not totally Indian but perhaps Claire will come out with a lovely Mehndi set? :)

Speaking of mehndi, I had a little done on my hand at the sangeet.

Um, yeah, I am not patient enough to wait for it to set before I washed it off..
But it was loads of fun to have done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

June SOAP - Day 4

Welcome to the last day of the June SOAP event for Waltzingmouse Stamps. For the past 3 days, the Design Team has shared projects with you from Waltzingmouse Stamps’ latest release, but we also love all of older sets that WMS has too, so today we are sharing projects we have made using Free Spirit Boy.

So I just got back from a business trip.
And this flight has been the most eventful yet.
First off, the plane was delayed coming in.

But then they couldn't close the door.
Yes, it's bad when the airplane door doesn't close.
The flight attendents tried. The pilots tried.
They found some strong maintnence guy who closed the door.
Even if there might have been duct tape involved...
I have no problems with duct tape holding the door closed.
That stuff is strong.

And then when we landed,
well, they couldn't get the jetway to work with the plane.
I was really tempted to go out the emergency exit.
If only because I really wanted to try the emergency slide.
It looks so fun.

And so this card is dedicated to my favorite airline.
Way to Go!
Said with just a touch of sarcasm because I'm a really grumpy traveler.
Who should have been home 3 hrs ago.

*Sorry, this stamper hasn't stamped in awhile because of traveling snafus. This card was also published in the latest Card Creations 9 from Paper Crafts Magazine. Check it out. Lots of fun projects.

Now it’s time for you to get your craftiness on as we invite you to participate in a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) competition.

Find a card or project from any of the projects posted over the past few days by the WMS Design Team, CASE that project using Waltzingmouse Stamp images, and link it using the Inlinkz on Claire’s blog at At the end of the competition, one project will be randomly selected to be highlighted with a Parade of its own on several of the Design Team blogs.

We hope you will enjoy this competition and that it will inspire your creativity. You have one week to complete and link your project as the competition will close on June 10th at 8:00 AM Claire’s time, which is 3 AM Eastern, 2 AM Central and Midnight, Pacific time. The winner will be announced on Claire’s blog on June 11th.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's blogs!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

June SOAP - Day 2

In the next few days, Waltzingmouse Stamps is having a Stamp of Approval Parade, or SOAP for short. This is day 2 - if you missed day 1, be sure to go check it out! We'll be highlighting last month’s new release sets for the next three days. We'll have a fun little post for you on the fourth day as well. And keep your eyes peeled for some fun chances to participate in the fun (and perhaps win a fun prize!)

Today I have a quick layout to share.
And it is going to be a quick post too.

I stamped the doilies from Dainty Doilies - Large and cut them in half. They made a fun decorative banner. I also used one of the doilies to emphasize my date (right above the photo).

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the rest of the DT blogs!