Showing posts with label Snow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Snow. Show all posts

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Snowy Noel

I seem to have suddenly gotten all caught up with shopping, wrapping and baking - and was happy to have some time to make a card for some challenges!
A little clean and simple number -  I used snow flakes from the WMS set Flurries - and the beautiful sentiment is from Tis the Season set also by Waltzingmouse.  I stamped them in Archival Cornflower Blue ink and simply added clear rhinestones to the center of each snowflake.

I'm linking my card to the following challenges:

Less is More Challenge - One Layer focus SNOW

and Merry Monday - create a winter themed Christmas card

How are your preparations for Christmas going?  Are you able to relax and enjoy the season yet??!!

Stamps:  Flurries, Tis the Season - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink: Archival Cornflower Blue
Accessories:  clear rhinestones - Michaels.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Waltzingmouse Oct Release Sneak Peek - Day 1

Hi everyone -  Claire has her Waltzingmouse October Release all set to go on Oct 28th -  but for the next 3 days, prior to the release, members of the Design Team will be sharing Sneak Peeks to wet your appetite!!  Today we are working with a beautiful little set called Flurries - that includes several beautiful snowflakes but also some lovely little trees, a panel of stars, some foliage sprigs and two sentiments.
For my first peek -  I made a New Year's card using the row of trees, strip of stars and one of the sentiments. I also used a new die being released in October -  called Pretty Panels #2
Here's a close up to show you the wonderful crispness of the stampings. I used Archival Inks.  I cut the Pretty Panel die twice - once in white and once in Summer Sunrise - then separated the outside border from each (it pulls right off) and put the Summer Sunrise border on the white panel.  I layered them both to another die cut from white so I could pop it up on foam dots over the linen ribbon.  I inked the ribbon with the New Leaf ink that I used on the trees.
Next I used two of the snowflakes from the set and the other sentiment.  The background panel is from an older WMS set called Nordic Winter.  I popped up the snowflake panel on foam dots over the background and added Rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes.
Here's a close up of the snowflakes so you can see the wonderful detail on each one!
This is just a lovely wintertime set - perfect for so much more than holiday cards.  Please take a look at the rest of the Design Teams creations linked below - using the Flurries set.   I'll be back tomorrow at 2 pm EST with Day 2 of the Sneak Peeks - hope you can stop by!!

Happy New Year Card
Stamps: Flurries - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf - PTI, DP Christmas Home - Teresa Collins
Ink:  Archival Fern Green and Dandelion
Accessories:  Pretty Panel Die - Waltzingmouse, Linen Ribbon - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, foam dots.

Snow Flake Card
Stamps:  Flurries and Nordic Winter - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Cornflower Blue
Accessories - Foam dots, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Waltzingmouse October Pajama Party

If you are looking for my Creations by AR post - please scroll down or click here.

It's the 14th of the month and time for another Waltzingmouse Pajama Party!  whoo hoo!!
 Claire posts the challenges for the party on her blog the 1st of each month - so you have plenty of time to create for the challenges and get them linked up on the 14th!  Here are the challenges for tonights' Pajama Party.

1. Texturize it -   use something OTHER THAN embossing folders to create texture

 I used embossing paste and a Stripes stencil to create texture on the background panel of this Halloween card.  I used stamps from Peek a Boo Sentiments and Boo & Friends (star).  The photo is of my grandnephew Landon peeking through the 'face' of a wooden witch at a local farm.  I thought the embossing paste stripes background echoed the witches hair and broomstick bristles quite nicely!
Here's a close up where you can hopefully see the texture of the black embossing paste better.
 2. Snow is falling - Make a project featuring snow

 I used Frosty in the Pines and Alpine Christmas for my Snow is Falling card.  I added a dot of Crystal Ice Stickles to the center of each of the largest snowflake stampings for a little sparkle.

3. Old Pajamas -  Make a project using any of your older Waltzingmouse Christmas sets

I used stamps from last year's release - Yonder Star - for my Old Pajamas card.  I used the Picot Panel Die for my sentiment panel cutting it in both patterned paper and in green card stock.  I put the green border piece with the patterned paper center.  I stamped the stars on the background panel and added brown sequins.
 Here's what I stamped on the inside from the same set.

4. Bedtime Story Sketch - I didn't get a card made for the sketch this month -  but it's a lovely one!
Links for all of the challenges will remain open for 24 hours
The PJ party winner will be announced at 11.45pm on the 15th Oct.

Here are the Rules
• You don't have to use Waltzingmouse Stamps to play along, but it will make us especially happy if you do!
• You can enter each challenge as many times as you like, using separate cards and separate links, but you cannot enter any one card in more than one challenge!
• Links should take folks directly to the blog post/spot where we can see/comment on your challenge entry.
• Please mention our PJ party and challenge on your blog or gallery post(- you are welcome to grab the PJ logo or sketch graphic and add those to your blog if you like)
  • You do not need to enter every challenge, but the more entries you have the better change of winning the prize!
We will have one overall winner chosen at random from the 4 challenges. The prize winner will receive £30GBP store credit for Waltzingmouse Stamps.

We hope you'll join us at the party!  You've got 24 hours to link up!

Best Witches card
 Stamps:  Peek a Boo Sentiments, Boo & Friends - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Canyon Clay - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste, Stripes Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Large Star die - Boo & Friends Witch, 2 smaller star dies - Boo & Friend Boo Die sets - Waltzingmouse, Curly Label punch - SU, photo, color printer, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft.
Snow Card
Stamps:  Frosty in the Pines, Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Terracotta Tile - Papertrey Ink, Tempting Turquoise - SU
Ink:  Memento Bamboo Shoots, Rhubarb Stalk, Teal Zeal, Bahama Blue, Jet Black
Accessories:  Crystal Ice Stickles.
Holiday Howdy Card
Stamps:  Yonder Star - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Certainly Celery - SU, Rustic Cream - PTI, DP My Minds Eye/Cowboy
Ink:  Archival Potting Soil
Accessories: Picot Panel  Die set - Waltzingmouse, Glue N Seal - Ranger, Chocolate Sundae Sequins - My Craft Spot. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Waltzingmouse September Release Day - DT Blog Hop

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse September Release Day!  Today Claire has all three of the new sets - Little Deer, Frosty in the Pines and Warm Fuzzies as well as the beautiful snow flake dies in the WMS shop!

You should start the hop at Laurie Schmidlin's Blog -  if you came here from  Lynn Mercurio's blog - you are in the right place!   You can also check Claire's WMS blog for the complete list.

For my final September Release Day projects,  I made 3 Christmas Tags using two of the new sets and the snowflake dies.  I love to put special tags on special gifts at Christmas and these are simple one layer tags - that are quick and easy to put together.  I used the Stitched Tag Dies for each of them.

This one uses stamps from Little Deer
Look at the lovely details on this sweet bird house - all decked out for the Christmas with holly!  I added Tiny Twinkles for berries and scattered some white/clear sequins around and looped three colors of twine through the hole at the top.
I made this pretty tag in blue and cream using stamps from Frosty in the Pines - the cute little houses, the largest of the trees and the pretty snowflakes
I scattered some white/clear sequins around this tag as well.  And looped two colors of twine through the hole at the top.
And for my third tag - I used Snowflake #1 and Snowflake #2 - cutting them out of a super sparkly Glitter Cardstock from Michaels in two shades of pink.
Because this Glitter Card Stock is thicker because of the glitter  -  all the detail pieces didn't die cut all the way through - but the outside edges did  - and you can see the lovely lines of the design
I'm linking my snowflake tag to the Keep It Simple Challenge -  No stamps

I stamped to: and from: on the back of each tag using stamps from a previously released set called Tag Collection 1.

I'm the last one on the hop - so you've made it through all the inspiration!  Now off you go to order up your favorite sets over at the WMS shop!  You can also win some WMS goodies -  check out all the details at Claire's WMS blog.

Seasons Tweetings Tag
Stamps:  Little Deer, Tag Collection 1 (on the back) - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Pure Poppy- PTI
Ink:  Archival Watering Can, Jet Black, Tree Branch,  Ranger Distress Bundled Sage and Pumice Stone.
Accessories:  Stitched Tag Die - Waltzingmouse, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Maraschino, Peapod and Cappuccino Twine - The Twinery, Copic: G28, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Glossy Accents, Glue Pen.

Believe Tag
Stamps:  Frosty in the Pines, Tag Collection 1 (on the back) - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Enchanted Evening - PTI
Ink:  Archival Watering Can, Jet Black and Cornflower Blue,  Ranger Distress Stormy Sky.
Accessories: Stitched Tag Die - Waltzingmouse, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Ocean Twine - the Twinery, Black/Kraft Twine - from my stash.

Pink Snowflake Tag:
Paper:  Glitter Paper - Michaels, Rustic Cream - PTI
Accessories:  Stitched Tag Dies, Snowflake #1 and Snowflake #2 dies - Waltzingmouse, wrinkled seam tape and glitter cord - The Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, foam dots, Sugar Blend Sequins - Avery Elle. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

WMS Sneak Peek Day 3 - Warm Fuzzies

Wow - we're already at Day 3 of the Waltzingmouse September Release Sneak Peeks!  Tomorrow is the big day when you'll be able to purchase all of the new sets!  Today we are showing you Warm Fuzzies - a set with two cute little Robins all set for winter and fun sentiments to go with them!  I made a treat/gift bag using the stamps, and two beautiful snowflake dies being released with the Sept stamps and the Stitched Tag dies.
I stamped the snowflakes and trees on the bag and sponged with Ranger Distress Aged Mahogany ink.  I used two of the Stitched Tags Dies and layered them over each other.  I colored the Robin with Copics and scattered some Winter Blend Sequins over the tags.
I die cut SnowFlake #2, sponged it and tied it onto the handle using some gray/white twine.
I die cut Snowflake #1, sponged it and layered it over the tag with a foam dot - I added a clear sequin to the center of it.
I also made a CAS winter card in pinks - using one of the snowflake stamps and sentiments from this set - as well as the new snow flake dies.
I die cut the snowflakes out of a Glitter Cardstock - which is heavy - so the edges cut - but the smaller detail inside the snowflake got etched but didn't die cut through (and it still looks beautiful!).  I stamped the snowflake randomly on the background panel in a light pink.
I'm linking this card to the City Crafter Challenge - Focus on the sentiment.

You'll find lots of lovely projects using Warm Fuzzies at the following DT links!
Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Jeanne Jachna
Julia Aston - Me!
Karin Ã…kesdotter
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker
Claire Brennan - Owner/Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today -  tomorrow is Release day - at 2 pm EST and the Design Team will be having a blog hop.  There will also be details on the WMS blog as to how you might win some stamps!
Tweets for You Bag
 Stamps:  Warm Fuzzies - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Rustic Cream - PTI, Kraft Bag - Michaels
Ink:  Archival Jet Black and Watering Can, Ranger Distress Aged Mahogany
Accessories:  Copics: R59, W6, YR21, E33, BG10, Stitched Tag Dies, Snowflake #1 die, Snowflake #2 die- Waltzingmouse, foam dots, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Glue N Seal - Ranger, Twine - Timeless Twine.

Happy Winter
Stamps:  Warm Fuzzies - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush - PTI,  Glitter Paper - Michaels
Ink:  Ranger Distress Spun Sugar, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Snowflake Die #1 - Waltzingmouse, foam dots.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Snow in the Mountains

Today I have a Christmas card to share - using the rather unlikely colors of black, tan and white!
I used one of my favorite Waltzingmouse dies -  the Alpine Christmas die set along with the coordinating Alpine Christmas stamp set.  I white embossed both the beautiful mountain range and snowflakes.
My card was inspired by this wonderful image for the Festive Friday Challenge
 Can't you just smell those yummy frosted gingerbread snowflakes???!!! Hmmm - I love the smells of baking in the kitchen at Christmastime....

It's just a few months till Christmas (gasp!) so it's really time to get going on our Christmas cards so we can relax and enjoy the season don't you think?!  I'm glad I'm getting mine done early!  You have until the 27th to link up to Festive Friday.

Stamps:  Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, True Black, Fine Linen - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories:  Alpine Christmas Die Set - Waltzingmouse, foam dots, white embossing powder, foam dots.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Blue Snow

I'm so excited to share my card today.   I love how it came out.  My design was inspired by my friend and fellow WMS DT member, Kelly's card
I used the alps stamp from the Waltzingmouse Alpine Christmas stamp set - stamping it on two panels and using the coordinating die from WMS.  I layered the panels over each other with foam tape.  The SNOW is a PTI die and the snowflake is a plastic button that I cut the shank off of.

Here you can see how the panels are layered - foam dots near the top to separate the peaks and just adhesive near the bottom so it's flat.
I'm entering my card in the Less is More challenge - Winter Blues
 the CAS challenge on Splitcoast - Snowflakes
and Addicted to CAS - code word Die Cuts

Stamps: Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse
Paper: white - PTI, Dress Blues - Coredinations Canvas Texture
Paper Size: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Ink: Ranger Distress Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans
Accessories: mountain die - Alpine Christmas/Waltzingmouse, plastic snowflake button - Joanne's, thick glue dot, foam dots, snow die - PTI

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Happy Announcement and Happy Snow 2014!

I'm so excited to finally be able to let you all know that I was chosen to be on the new Design Team for the Fusion Challenge!  And today, Lesley is making the announcement of her new team on the Fusion Blog so hop over and check out who else is on the team! (they will also be posted on my side bar shortly!) The first Fusion Challenge of 2014 will be this coming Thursday, January 2nd.

 As I'm sure you know, the Fusion challenge runs every other Thursday - and  there is always a photo and a sketch inspiration -  you can be inspired by one of them or combine the two!  I hope you can drop by again on Jan 2nd and see my very first creation for the Fusion Challenges!

And since I'm here - I'm sharing a card that I made for the last PTI Make it Monday for 2013 - Angled Backgrounds.  I needed a thank you card to send to my husbands' brother and sister in law who live in Killington, VT.  They sent us a pint of Pure Vermont Maple Syrup for Christmas (yum!).  Since he skis every day, I thought I'd focus on snow while also celebrating the ringing in of 2014!  The challenge was to lay strips of patterned paper at angles to create a pretty background.  This was SO fun to do - and I love the look! Check out Ashley's how to video here
I used PTI Holiday Flourishes and Swirls paper for my background.  The dies are PTI By the Numbers, One Liners - Happy and Wonderful words - Snow
Here you can see how I popped up the words and every other number on foam tape.

I'm also entering this in the Cas-ual Friday's challenge.

Wishing everyone a very safe and happy New Year's Eve and a crafty 2014!   Tonight Kent and I are staying in -  he's recovering from shoulder surgery done last week and it's still pretty painful so he's dozing a lot on his meds. We will watch the New Year's Festivities on TV - probably switching between the New York City and Boston celebrations!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sweet Snowflakes

Well - we've had two snowstorms in two days - so I guess I'm really over dosing on snowflakes - so, of course - I made a card for the Curtain Call - Sweet Snowflakes.  These snowflakes are much prettier than the ones that fell on my driveway that I had to shovel away!
I used Mona Pendleton's beautiful Sophisticated Snowflakes from MFT -  clear embossing them on white card stock.   Then I sponged over the panel with Tumbled Glass and Victorian Velvet Ranger Distress Inks.
I added enamel dots to the centers of 3 of the snowflakes and layered the panel on my card base with foam dots.  
I haven't put a sentiment on this card and may just put one on the inside when I decide what event I will need it for!

Stamps:  Sophisticated Snowflakes - MFT
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Victorian Velvet, Versamark
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, heat gun, blending tool - Ranger, enamel dots - My Minds Eye, foam dots.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Waltzingmouse Snow Jar Tags

Today I am posting over on the new Waltzingmouse Inspiration Blog! I hope you'll head over there and see what I've created for today. All of the WMS Design Team have a day to post -  and the 15th of each month is my day!

Here's a peak at what I've made to show you!

I have always loved snow jars and even collected the cheapy plastic ones for a while - purchasing them on every trip we made - usually with scenes of the place we were visiting.  Then Martha Stewart published some instructions for making your own and I bought lots of little plastic trees, deer, elves and Santas to put inside baby food jars!  And now, with Claire's wonderful Jar Fillers - Jam Packed stamp set I can create snow jars out of card stock!   I used the brandy new Jar Essentials Die set to cut the jars and lids.
I'm also putting this in the Cas-ual Fridays Challenge -  Let it Snow!
And the Addicted to CAS challenge - Snowflakes

You'll find more pics and details about my snow jars over at the WMS Inspiration blog!  I'd love for you to check it out and leave me a comment there!  AND, while you're there check out all the December posts that the Design Team has done - there's lots of Waltzingmouse Inspiration for you!

You're Yummy Tag
Stamps:  Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, true black - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Color Box Silver, Ranger Distress Old Paper, Memento Potters Clay, Cottage Ivy, Love Letter.
Accessories:  silver cord - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, foam dots, glitter - Blumchen and Company, Heat and Stick Powder - SU, corner rounder - Zutter.

Alpine Village Tag
Stamps:  Alpine Christmas, Nordic Winter - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, true black - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Color Box Silver, Ranger Distress Old Paper, Memento Teal Zeal, Cottage Ivy, Love Letter.
Accessories:  silver cord - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, foam dots, glitter - Blumchen and Company, Heat and Stick Powder - SU, corner rounder - Zutter.

Be Merry Tag
Stamps:  Nordic Winter,  Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, true black - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Color Box Silver, Ranger Distress Old Paper, Memento Cantaloupe, Potters Clay, Cottage Ivy, Love Letter.
Accessories:  silver cord - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, foam dots, glitter - Blumchen and Company, Heat and Stick Powder - SU, corner rounder - Zutter.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Silver and Blue

I've got another card to share inspired by the same challenges that produced yesterday's card.
I embossed these lovely snowflakes from MFT (see - there are no two alike!) in silver on Enchanted Evening cardstock cut with a Tipped Top Die from PTI (I know - I'm using that die a lot lately! I'm trying to use the things I purchase instead of just putting them in my craft room and forgetting I have them!!)

Less is More - Metallic element and one color
Addicted to Cas - Code Word SNOWFLAKES

Stamps:  Sophisticated Snowflakes, Starry Christmas - My Favorite Things
Paper:  White, Enchanted Evening - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Paris Dusk
Accessories:  Silver embossing powder, heat gun, Tipped Top Die - PTI, clear rhinestones - Michaels.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Winner, a Branch and Winter!

A little business first -   here is the randomly chosen winner from all the lovely comments left on my Creations by AR post yesterday.  
WOW...what a treat! Especially love the glitter tag...thanks for sharing your artwork!

Congratulations Marisol!  you've won your choice of one of the four templates I used yesterday.  Please e-mail Adela at  [email protected]  to let her know you were the winner from Julia's blog post and which template you would like!
And please check out Lyn Bernatovich's blog today - she is posting more inspiration using the templates and you could win one by leaving a comment on her blog!

Moving on to some of this week's challenges - I have two cards to share today.  First up is an anniversary card.  My design was inspired by the Cas-ual Fridays Challenge - Out on a Limb
 My tree branch is Woodland Branch from Memory Box and my sentiment stamp is from Sweet N Sassy.  I used my new Tipped Tops Die from PTI for the panel and added flower sequins for a little sparkle.  Inside I stamped 'Happy Anniversary'.
 My second card's design was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch
I just got these beautiful snowflake stamps in the mail this week.  They are from a set called Sophisticated Snowflakes designed by Mona Pendleton for My Favorite Things - and they are just lovely - don't you think?!  I stamped them in 3 different Memento blue inks and added white sequins to some of the centers.  The Noel is from Starry Christmas - also from MFT.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  I'm off this morning to a little musical concert that my 2 1/2 year old grandnephew, James, is in with his day care class (how cute will this be!)  Then we'll go to James' parents for a pizza lunch.

Love is Like a Tree
Stamps:  Love is like a Tree - Sweet N Sassy
Paper:  white, vintage cream - PTI, DP Cappella Paper Pad/Basic Grey
Ink:  Archival Coffee
Accessories:  glue pen, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, flower sequins - Cartwrights, Tipped Tops Die - PTI, Woodland Branch die - Memory Bos

Stamps:  Sophisticated Snowflakes, Starry Christmas - My Favorite Things
Paper:  White, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  Memento Nautical Blue, Teal Zeal, Paris Dusk
Accessories:  sequins - Neat and Tangled, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.