Saturday, October 15, 2011

WMS October Release - Waltz

Welcome to the October WMS release blog hop. There are 6 wonderful sets this time around and today we're showcasing Candy Jar Christmas and Candy Jar Christmas Fillers.

As usual, there will be a prize of a stamp set of choice from a random drawing from one of the Design Team member's blog. You have until October 17th 11:59 PM, 5:5 9AM Central, 3:59 AM Pacific and 6:59 AM Eastern. So be sure to start at Claire's blog for the full list! Mona's next on the hop.

Holiday meal planning is a big deal in our house.
We take our appetizers, our desserts, very seriously.
I usually list out options with low fat, good grains.
My husband finds things with high fat and lots of carbs.
And then fight it out.

I made a little recipe holder that fits in my purse.
When I come up with a brilliant idea for the holiday menu,
I can just pull it out and jot it down.
Instead of recipes, you could use this as a to-do list, a wishlist for Xmas...

I have dividers to break the holder up by section.
Because I like things to be organized.
Maybe a little too much?
(Sorry for the blurred photo... I didn't notice until it was too late and the sun isn't co-operating right now)

Next up is the ever so talented Mona. Be sure to check out her fabulous projects!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

WMS October Release - Day 2

It's day 2 of the WMS October release! As mentioned already, there are 6 stamp sets for this release - all of them just perfect for those winter cards and gifts. They'll be available in the WMS store Oct 15.

Today we're sharing samples from Nordic Winter. Nordic Winter is such a warm set, filled with great background building options.

It hasn't been that cold here yet.
The hubs makes fun of me when I pull out my fleece for my commute.
But I have an excuse!

I've been biking into work most days.
Because I believe in self-powered commuting.
Because I believe that even if I reduce my carbon footprint one petal at a time, it still matters.
And it's cold when the sun isn't out!

After a few weeks of blissful biking in the summer sun, it has started to rain sometimes.
More of a drizzle. But still... enough to get me cold and wet.
So it's been nice to come home, get into my warm pjs, drink some tea and snuggle under the quilt my mom made.
That "warm" feeling is how I feel about Nordic Winter. If I could snuggle with a stamp set, this one would be it.

I used the pattern that reminds me most of the pattern on my quilt and stamped it repeatedly.
Then I stamped another pattern in Versamark and applied some Perfect Pearls onto it.
Have I mentioned how much I love and adore Perfect Pearls?

The shine is so perfect for winter cards.
And the silver color is as well.
Tied off the card with a silver glittery button and some ribbon.
Because every card can use a little ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to stop by the rest of the girls for some fabulous projects!
Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Julia Aston
Jennifer Holmes
Kate Whelan
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker
Claire Brennan (Owner)