Friday, July 01, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps July Release - Waltz

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse July Release Design Team Blog Waltz. There are EIGHT fabulous sets being featured today!

Make sure to start at Claire's blog to go through the entire waltz! You should have come here from Jennifer's blog - if you didn't, be sure to make the rounds! There's some fabulous eye candy and prizes to be won!

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 July 2nd. 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!


(Edited to add: I should be clear that I'm not going to stop crafting. Just switching jobs. This isn't a craft related "change")

I could tell you that I wanted to show you that "Big Day Essentials" could be used for non-wedding cards.
But that would be a lie...
Today's card is really for me.

Because after almost 6 years with a wonderful company,
(5 years and 11 months to the date - add 9 more months if you want to count my internships)
I have decided to leave.
Today is my very last day.

I leave with mixed feelings.
Part of me is thrilled to have a new opportunity.
The other part of me is sad to be leaving some fabulous people.
(And honestly, some of the smartest people I've ever met.)

It's funny because I thought I'd be with this company until I retired
or until they kicked me out.... whichever came first...
But sometimes personal situations mess with plans.

So to everyone who I've known and worked with, this is for you.
I wish everyone the best, personally and professionally.

Thanks for stopping by!  
The next step along the way is the very talented Mona!
If you haven't been waltzing, make sure to start at Claire's blog and remember to comment for a chance to win!




Stamps: (Big Day Essentials, Big Blooms - Chrysanthemums) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: (Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Simply Chartreuse, Terracotta Tile, Dark Chocolate) Papertrey Ink
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Tools: (Label) Spellbinders

77 comments :

Lisa said...

Belinda this is so pretty...LOVING the shape of your die cut!!!

Cammie said...

Belinda, what a lovely card! I just love your creations this week to showcase the new WM stamp sets! Best wishes to you as you embark on new path in your life's journey.

Julia Aston said...

what a great design on this Belinda - love the stamping on the nestie! Best wishes in your new job - I hope it involves less traveling for you! and have a wonderful long weekend!

Cathy Weber said...

So nice with the mum, this is such a pretty card and a great release this month.

Cheryl B. said...

Great card and good luck in your future endeavors. All partings, even planned ones, are bitter sweet. On to bigger and better things,

Debgem said...

Belinda - this is really lovely the sentiment looks wonderful stamped in the die cut.

Good luck with your future plans!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous!!

katrynka said...

Lovely card, hope all goes well with your new path!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card

Maja said...

Beautiful card.
Best wishes with your new work!

Carola said...

Belinda, this is a very beautifl card, I especially like the flower and the sentiment on the label.

Good luck for all your future projects!

Polly said...

Best of luck in your new endeavors! This is a great card..like the color combo.

Tanya said...

Love this, I have to remember that I don't have to have the whole image on a panel, thanks for the inspiration. Best of luck to you!

Helen L said...

This is a wonderful card Belinda, but don't leave us in the dark about your job: where are you headed to next?

Rustyhammer said...

Lovely card. I've been looking at your other cards too - all lovely.

Moira said...

Love the card - best of luck in your new position!

Jan Garber said...

What a wonderful way to feel about those folks we actually spend more time with than our families! You have been very fortunate indeed! Gorgeous colors on your card! Best wishes for your future!

Pauline said...

This is fabulous, the sentiment looks wonderful in the stamped flower.

Deirdre said...

STUNNING!

Sue W said...

Fabulous design......Lovely card!

GinaA said...

Colors are stunning and the square grid complements the Big blooms - Chrysanthemums curved grid of petals so well.
Best wishes on your New Endeavour

Melissa said...

What a beautiful card! I LOVE that font!

Best of luck to you in your next career move!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a beauty Belinda!! Love how you stamped on the labels die!! I wish you all the best in whatever you do!! :)

~ Ali ~ said...

This is stunning Belinda very pretty.

On a sad note I will really miss your wonderful inspirational WMS creations. i do hope you willl continue blogging

Ali x

Isabel Z said...

Simple but stunning. I always love what you create!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Sooo pretty! I'm in love with those swirls on he sentiment, looks amazing and goes pretty well with the flowers you chose! I like it!
Hugs, Wendy

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Beautiful card and beautifully put together :) love it :)

Cassandra said...

These are the 2 sets I just ordered and they look magic together. All the best for the future.

Chunyuan said...

Beautiful card. Best wishes!

Michelle said...

The knot is cool.

Jen said...

Onwards and upwards! All the best to you as your journey continues. Love your card by you to you. All the very best once again!

Lynn W. said...

It sounds like you deserve that lovely card yourself. Wishing you well as you start a new journey.

Lynn Wild

Katherine said...

The colors you used are so pretty! I love Big Day Essentials and Big Blooms. Thanks for the inspiration.

Smilie girl said...

Best wishes to you in your next stage of working life. Terrific shape and texture in the card design.

Susan Hogan said...

Hi Belinda, you know I am such a big fan of your work and this card simple adds to the attraction. Best of wishes for you next open doorway, and I hope you achieve all your dreams.

Sharon D said...

That "Best Wishes" is going to be perfect for so many cards! Love it with the chrysanthemum, one of my faves! Best wishes to you on your new job!

crotnem said...

Love what you did here on the card.

Marisa said...

Love the font - it is so elegant! G reat colour combo and flower.

Pam Young said...

I love your card, as I love all of yours!! Good luck to you on the next leg of your journey. You will be missed.

Clare D. said...

How beautiful! I am obsessed with those marquee shapes and flower stamps! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Barb Ghig said...

I love your clean and simple design for this card ~ Great color palette, too!

Thanks so much for a chance to win a set of these GORGEOUS stamps!!!

Barb G.

Lillian Child said...

What a lovely design, Belinda!

ladybugg61 said...

This colour combo is fabulous - that sentiment tag is as well!

Sue D said...

Great card and wish you the best!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Belinda! Love the gorgeous sentiment paired with the big blossom!

April said...

Great card!

Laraine R said...

Great card!! Good Luck with the new job!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love these colors together.

Laurie Marmon said...

Very pretty card. And it fits your situation job-wise perfectly. :)

kiesa salazar said...

this is a beautiful card. i love the colors. good luck on your next endeavors!

Debbie said...

Lovely card. Great use of the stamp on label. Good luck in your new endeavors!

LindaB said...

Lovely card. Good luck in your new job

Heather said...

So pretty, I love that sentiment :)

Anita Kehn said...

Beautiful card and Best Wishes from me to you.

Dana said...

Sending you lots of good luck on your "change" Belinda!

LaurieJ said...

Beautiful card, Belinda! I love the warm color scheme. Good luck in your new endeavors!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice card. The colors look good together. Best wishes on your new journey.

Thank you for sharing.
Carol Froehlich

szbacn1 said...

Beautiful card!!! And best wishes to you in your new endeavors!

Serena said...

Beautiful card! Good luck with your new job.

Judi Szyndrowski said...

Lovely card. I think Big Day Essentials is my fav of the new releases.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Beautiful card Belinda! And best of luck to you in your future endeavors!

Chris L.

MaryBeth said...

What an elegant card. Love all the colors. Best wishes in your new endeavor.

joanieg said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! Good Luck with your next adventure!

Mommy said...

The only constant in life is change...hope your new path is full of blessings. Love your blog and cards!

Kimba's Kreations said...

I hope your new life changes brings you MUCH HAPPINESS!!! Your card is classy!!!

Di's Crafty Flair said...

Good Luck. Hope you have the chance to experience new things and meet new challenges. Love your card, so simple yet so beautiful.
Thanks for Sharing.

Stephanie Gruss said...

Love the card! I really like the way you used older sets with the new sentiments! Good luck on the next job!

anya said...

Do love these sentiments paired with the flower. Love how the label cuts off a bit.. simple, pretty design!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you showcased images in the diecut! Good luck to you in your new job/adventure. Change is hard...but sometimes changes are for the best. Wish you all the best!

BabyBokChoy said...

Your card is great and best wishes to you on your job change :)

Lyn S said...

Beautiful card Belinda, I love the stamping on the Nestie!

Best wishes to you on your job change, I hope there's some exciting things in store for you!

Kathi said...

Leavings are always bittersweet. Good luck in your next (ad)venture!

Oh. The card is terrific too. The stamping in the corner of the nestie is great!

Kate W. said...

Congrats on the new gig! Woooohooo for you!!! BTW... super fabby card!!

Ren-Yi said...

what a great card. i love the elegance.

Jeanne J said...

This is so pretty!! I love the flower and your mix of colors - the rich brown and red. This works wonderfully together. Very Stunning!

whoistracy said...

Best of luck Belinda! It's never easy to leave a job. Hope your last day was a nice one.