Showing posts with label WMS Pajama Party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WMS Pajama Party. Show all posts

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Waltzingmouse Pajama Party - June 2015

I'm attending the Waltzingmouse June Pajama Party tonight -  are you coming too? 
Around the first of each month Claire posts the challenges for the PJ Party that happens on the 14th of each month over at the Waltzingmouse Blog.  You have almost two weeks to get your projects done and ready to bring to the party.  The party starts at Midnight (Claire's Time in Ireland) and you have 24 hours to link up your projects.  Here are Claire's June Challenges:
Challenge 1 - Can It/Pickle It  Make a project involving canning jars/jam jars
I decided to make a treat bag as I often give gifts of cookies or other treats, especially during the holidays so I like to have them on hand!  The jar, jar cover and cookies stamps are from Candy Jar Christmas Fillers, the Sweet Treats sentiment is from Candy Jar Christmas, the For You and little heart stamped on the striped paper are from Jam Packed.  
I cut the tags with the Stitched Tag Die set out of Kraft Core Coredinations paper and then lightly sanded them to reveal the kraft core.  I cut the jar and lid using the Jar Essentials Die set and the little heart hole reinforcer on the blue tag is from the Folding Tag die set.  So cute right?
(Design Tip:  the heart, star, circle and square reinforcer dies are great for filling a shaker card!)
I'm linking my treat bag to the Tag You're It challenge
I was inspired by the design of placing a tag on a gift bag and the food theme!
Challenge #2 - Coffee Color Challenge - Inspiration Photo
For this color challenge, I pulled out a little 4 oz coffee cup and decorated it with a brown strip of patterned paper and stampings from My Island
I stamped the sun stamp in Orange Zest, the beach hut and umbrella in Dark Chocolate and the chillax in Pure Poppy.  I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy and layered the pieces onto the sun stamping with foam dots.  I added some sequins, layered the sun to a piece of Pure Poppy and adhered it over the band on the cup.  A cute little treat container!
 (I got the 4 oz cups on ETSY here. thanks for enabling me Amy Tsuruta!!)
Challenge #3 - Old Pajamas -   Use one of your older Waltzingouse Stamps sets to create a project for this challenge! The WMS Design Team will be digging out our USA 1776,  stamp sets for this one.
Perfect timing for this set with the 4th of July coming up in the US!  I hand cut the stamped frame and Miss Liberty and layered them over the card base using foam dots.  I sponged everything with Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy and added some sequins to the centers of several of the fireworks!
  I'm linking my 4th of July card to Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday

Challenge #4  - Bedtime Story Sketch
I was inspired to make a baby girl card with the Bedtime Story Sketch.  I used stamps from USA 1776 for the banner (see how below).  The Special Delivery and Arriving Soon sentiments are from Little Darlings Images and A Baby Girl and a little bundle of Sweetness are from Little Darling Sentiments.   I used the beautiful Picot Panel Die for the sentiment in the center.   I added 3 Mirrored Stars for some sparkle!
Here's how I made my banner using one of the star arm stamps from USA 1776 (when you put 5 of these together it forms a star) -  I stamped it and cut it out leaving a little white border around the edge.  Then I just cut across it corner to corner to make a banner shape.  I used the larger bottom piece.  I put a piece of ScorTape across the top of each banner on the back and laid the twine over it to hold it in place.  I put a piece of foam tape on each banner so it would pop up off the card.  I flipped it over and spaced the  banners the way I wanted them on the card front.
You can also see how I lined up two sentiment stamps on my acrylic block so it was easy peasy to stamp the two sentiments evenly along the bottom.  For the  single stamp Special Delivery stamping along the top I just drew a line in pencil so I'd stamp straight and erased the line after stamping!

  (Design Tip:  when stamping a sentiment across the whole card - start on one side with part of the sentiment off the edge)
So we really hope to see you at the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party - there are prizes to be won!   You don't have to use WMS stamps but if you have them please do!! You'll find all the details at the WMS blog.  
And if you want to go Waltzingmouse shopping at the brandy new designed shop and check out Claire's new June releases  - take a peek here.
Treat Bag
Stamps:  Candy Jar Christmas Fillers, Candy Jr Christmas and Jam Packed - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI, Kraft Core Coredinations/Tim Holtz, DP - Farm House Paper Pad - October Afternoon.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Brown paper bag - Michaels, Dies - Jar Essentials, Stitched Tags, Folding Tag - Waltzingmouse, Cappuccino Twine - The Twinery, Copics:  BG10, E37, E35, Mini sanding block - Ranger, Kraft Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, ScorTape, foam dots.

Coffee Cup
Stamps:  My Island - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Textstyle Bitty Block Basics, Rustic Cream - PTI, red paper - Coredinations Distress Collection/Ranger
Ink:  Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate - PTI, Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy.
Accessories:  Kraft Sequins - Avery Elle, 4 oz Coffee Cups - BellaCreations4U etsy Shop, ScorTape, foam dots, small oval punch - SU

July 4th card
Stamps:  USA 1776 - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink:  Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening - PTI, Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy
Accessories:  Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

A Little Bundle of Sweetness
Stamps:  USA 1776, Little Darling Images, Little Darling Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Fresh Snow Linen Cardstock, White, Hibiscus Burst - PTI
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst, Limeade Ice, Orange Zest - PTI
Accessories:  Blossom Twine - The Twinery, Mirrored Stars - Idea-ology, Picot Panel Die - Waltzingmouse, ScorTape, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Foam dots.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Waltzingmouse Pajama Party - May 14, 2015

After a bit of a hiatus, Claire is once again hosting a Waltzingmouse Pajama Party -  and I'm excited to be attending it!  Claire gave us 4 challenges on May 2nd over at the Waltzingmouse Blog -  plenty of time to get cracking and create projects in time for the party!
Here are the challenges and what I brought to the party!
Challenge #1:  Man of the Moment -  Make a card for the significant man in your life - he doesn't have to be an adult. We are looking for masculine themed cards for any occasion. 
I made a birthday card, gold embossing the big star from the mini Sheriff set and the small star from Kaboom.  For the sentiment inside - I used stamps from Back in the Saddle and the little star from Kaboom.  This could be for a child or adult given the 'cowboy' theme.  I'm not sure just who in my family is getting this card yet!

Challenge #2: Surprise Him -  It's all about men this month, and we're getting ideas together for Father's Day, so we want you to make a masculine project that has some element of surprise about it - an exploding box card, a pocket card with a concealed message/gift, a moveable element.
Not having anyone to send a Father's Day card to -  I made mine another birthday card using stamps from Half Pint Heroes.  Cars are always a hit with the male population don't you think?
My surprise element is having a die cut strip on the card that pulls off revealing more of the sentiment!  I made the 'pull here' sign with my label maker.  I made an extra panel to show you how the strip pulls off.
Challenge #3:  Old Pajamas - Use one of your older Waltzingouse Stamps sets to create a project for this challenge! The Design Team will be digging out our Man of the Hour stamp sets for this one.
I love using photos of my family on my projects -  so for this challenge - I used a photo my niece took of her husband and 1 year old daughter, Madelyn, on a recent trip to Disney.  The sentiments from Man of the Hour highlighted this photo perfectly I think! 
 I used a die to cut the 'canvas' so it really looks like a little piece of art sitting on the easel!
 Challenge #4 - Bedtime Story Sketch
I was stuck on this for a bit - as this is a very busy sketch - not really my style -  but I needed an encouragement card for a friend at church who fell while riding his bike two weeks ago (he's an avid rider) and suffered a head bleed, among other injuries. I thought this sentiment from Fine Feathers might bring him some comfort.
I turned the sketch on it's side and used the die cut feathers instead of layered tags. I used the small tag from the Folding Tag Die, Fine Feather Die set, Woodgrain Backgrounders and Fine Feathers stamps.

Are you coming to the Pajama Party ?  I hope to see you there -  you have 24 hours to link up your creations (until 6:45 pm EST 5/15).  You will find all the details and Mr. Linky over at the Waltzingmouse Blog.
There is a prize to be won - and you don't have to use WMS stamps 
(but if you have 'em - we hope you'll use 'em!!).

ETA - a Note from Claire -- Just before we start I have some exciting info for you - the good folks at Addicted to Rubber Stamps are now carrying some selected Waltzingmouse Goodies! And - just for you - they have given me this fabby discount code to pass on to you - if you are shopping at Addicted to Rubber Stamps - simply enter the code WELCOME at checkout to get 10% off the site! (Items that are already discounted will not be eligible for this discount) so once you have uploaded your PJ entries - pop over and tell them we sent you!! :)

Cool Dude:
Stamps:  Sheriff, Kaboom, Back in the Saddle - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, Brushed Gold - SU
Ink:  Versamark, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, Heat tool

Driving By:
Stamps:  Half Pint Heroes - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Silver Wink of Stella, Copics:  E00, E13, BG10, C6, 100, Y17, R20, Zipper Die - Papertrey Ink, ScorTape, Label Maker.

My Heart Belongs to Daddy:
Stamps:  Man of the Hour - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink:  Calypso Coral - SU.
Accessories:  Dies - Sentiment Strip - MFT, Mini Canvas Die and wooden easel - Lil Inker Designs, tiny heart punch - McGill, Glue N Seal, ScorTape, photo printed from computer, winter blend sequins - Avery Elle.

Under His Wings
Stamps:  Woodgrain Backgrounders, Fine Feathers
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Merina Lagoon, Soft Suede SU
Accessories:  Folding Tag Die, Fine Feathers Die Set - Waltzingmouse, Copper Mini Brads - Michaels, foam dots.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Waltzingmouse December Pajama Party!

Tonight I'm happy to be attending the WMS Pajama Party - are you coming as well??  Around the 1st of each month, Claire posts the challenges for the party so we have lots of time to get creating and bring our offerings to the PJ Party on the 14th of every month.
Here are Claire's challenges for us for December (you have 24 hours to link up your projects!)

1. Put up the Tree  - Make a 3D paper tree.
 Here's what I started out with - I stamped the Vintage Christmas Background twice - to cover  a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white card stock using Wild Wasabi ink,  die cut circles with my Nesties and sponged all the edges with Iced Spruce Distress ink
I folded each circle in half 4 times scoring each fold with my bone folder, and punched a hole in the center with my Cropadile.  Then I layered the circles from smallest to largest on a wooden skewer adhering each piece underneath with my glue gun.
 I layered my pieces closer together and didn't crease them as tightly as Martha so my tree is wider than hers.  I stamped Merry Christmas from Alpine Christmas on a banner die from Good Egg Dies - and die cut a Nestie star from gold paper for the top.  I attached my tree to a Sizzix die cut Block/Cube by Eileen Hull  and adhered patterned paper to the sides.
I'm linking my Tree box to Eileen Hull's Art With Heart December Challenge - Holiday Traditions.

 2. Deck the Halls - create tree ornaments
 For my ornament I used a clear glass ornament from Michaels filling it about 1/3rd full with metallic shred.  I used my Fine Feathers dies and stamp set to cut feathers and gold emboss them on vellum.  I curled each one a little bit using my bone folder and dropped them into the ornament. I gold embossed the sentiment from Fine Feathers on vellum and fussy cut around it.
 I moved the feathers around a little bit using a tooth pick so you could see them through the ornament - the basket shred helps hold them in place - like a little nest!

I punched holes in the sentiment and two of the smaller feathers - looped a gold cord through them and tied the cord around the top of the ornament.  I LOVE how this came out!  I never would have made this if it wasn't for this challenge!  so Thank You Claire!  I love this verse from Psalm 91 - this ornament could be displayed all year round!
I'm linking my golden feathers ornament to the Inkspirational Color challenge - Anything goes with Gold

 and the Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge - Bling it on.

3. Old Pajamas -  Make a project using any of your older Waltzingmouse Christmas sets - 
Claire asked the  Design Team coming to the party to dig out our Country Labels 4 set.  I also, once again, used one of my fav WMS background stamps - Vintage Christmas Backgrounder.
4. Bedtime Story Sketch  
I thought I wasn't going to get to the sketch - but I found a little free time this afternoon and got it done!  Here's the lovely sketch.
And here's my card - I did it all up gold and silver! 
All the stampings are gold embossed -  Art Deco Background, trees from Frosty in the Pines and the sentiment from Flurries.  The silver panel is die cut with Pretty Panels #2 , the snow flake is Snowflake 2 die.  

I'm going to send this to a friend who has a birthday in February -
so I'm linking this card to Crazy4Challenges - Winter Themed Birthday card

PJ Party Schedule:
The PJ party post and all challenge links will go live at 11:45pm (6:45 pm EST) on the 14th Dec.
The PJ party winner will be announced at 11.45pm (6:45 pm EST)  on the 15th Dec.
Prizes:  There will be one overall winner chosen at random from the 4 challenges. The prize winner will receive £30GBP store credit for Waltzingmouse Stamps.


You will find all the Pajama Party details and Mr. Linky over on the WMS blog here.  
I hope to see you at the party !! 

Stamps:  Vintage Christmas Backgrounder and Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI, Brushed Gold - SU, DP Christmas Home - Teresa Collins, Little Sizzles black double sided mat board.
Ink:  Wild Wasabi - SU, Ranger Distress Iced Spruce
Accessories:  Sizzix Die - Blocks/Cubes 3D, wood skewer, glue gun, Nestability Circles and Stars, Banner Die from Good Egg Die Set - Waltzingmouse, foam tape 

Feather Ornament
Stamps:  Fine Feathers - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Vellum - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Fine Feathers Dies - Waltzingmouse, gold embossing powder, Metallic Shred Basket Fill - Michaels, 3.26" glass ornament - Michaels, gold cord - from stash.

Happiness is Home Made
Stamps:  Country Labels 4 and Vintage Christmas backgrounder - Waltzingmouse.
Paper:  White and Blueberry Sky - PTI
Ink:  Marina Mist, Soft Suede and Calypso Coral - SU
Accessories:  Glue N Seal - Ranger, Enamel Dots - Home made from Perler Beads, Dies - Labels 4 and Mega Rectangles - Nestabilities,  

Sketch card - Winter Wishes
Stamps:  Frosty in the Pines, Art Deco Background, Flurries - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI, Brushed Silver and Brushed Gold - SU
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Dies - Snowflake #2, Pretty Panels #2 - Waltzingmouse,  Sentiment Strips - MFT, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold pearls - Michaels, foam tape.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Waltzingmouse November Pajama Party!

It's the 14th of the month and that means it's time for the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party!  Around the 1st of every month Claire posts the 4 challenges for the party over at the Waltzingmouse Blog - so we can all get cracking on the challenges and have them ready to post on the 14th at the PJ Party!
Here are the 4 challenges for this month's party - along with the creations I made for them!
1. Scandi tags - Make a tag or set of tags featuring simple clean design - think Scandinavian style. 
For my tag I used stamps from the Nordic Winter set using red ink on a pretty almond colored dotted patterned paper.  I added an enamel dot to the center of the flower on the front and looped a piece of bakers twine through the hole.  I cut my tag with the Folding Tag Die.
 I'm entering my tag in the CASology - Festive challenge.
 And Addicted to Cas - Tags

2. Wrap it up warm - Show us your best gift wrapping - make a gift bag or box with a 'cozy' feel,
 I just love so many of Claire's wonderful templates have you checked them out??  For my gift box today I used her little Fairy House Box - which is one of her FREE templates. I cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo.
 The row of trees and row of stars stamps are from the Flurries Set.
 The snowflake and Merry Christmas are from the Alpine Christmas Set.  I cut the tag with a die from the Stitched Tag die set and the snowflake with a die from the Alpine Christmas Die Set.
 The roof lifts off the little house - and I tucked a gift card inside - and there's still plenty of room for either some candy treats or a another small gift.  I added Tiny Twinkles around the trees, stars and snowflake for a little sparkle.
 3. Old Pajamas -  Make a project using any of your older Waltzingmouse Christmas sets. (Claire asked the Design Team members who were coming to the party to use the Candy Jar Christmas sets)
I used stamps from Candy Jar Christmas  and Candy Jar Christmas Fillers as well as dies from the Jar Essentials Die Set for my card.  I stamped the Vintage Christmas Backgrounder on my background panel.  Doesn't it look just like old wallpaper?! When I stamped it - I didn't press all over the stamp so it left some un-stamped spots.  I colored the gingerbread men and the label with Copics and covered them with a layer of Glitter Glaze for some sugar coated sparkle!  I sponged all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I colored the faces and buttons with a black Glaze Pen.
 Here's what I stamped on the inside of my card.
4. Bedtime Story Sketch - Here is sketch no.8 -
 For my sketch card I used stamps from Flurries and Seasonal Flourish.  I cut out the center with the Pretty Panels #1 die.  The blue panel is popped up over the card base with foam tape and I added some rhinestones for sparkle.
Here's what I stamped on the inside of my sketch card using stamps from the same two sets as on the front.  Don't you just love the wonderful flourishes on these sentiments??!!
You have 24 hours to link up your creations over at the Waltzingmouse Blog where you will also find all the details as well as information on how you can win a prize!   I hope to see you at the WMS Pajama Party!

Stamps:  Nordic Winter - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  DP - Almund Dot/BoBunny
Ink:  Archival Red Gerranium
Accessories:  Maraschino Bakers Twine - The Twinery, Folding Tag Die - Waltzingmouse, Enamel Dot - Home made from Perler Beads, Glue N Seal - Ranger.

Gift Box
Stamps:  Flurries, Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Green and Blue - Bazzill, white - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black and Coreflower Blue
Accessories:  Alpine Christmas Die Set (snowflake), Stitched Tag Set - Waltzingmouse,  Fairy House Box Template - Waltzingmouse, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Silhouette Cameo.

Gingerbread Card
Stamps:  Candy Jar Christmas, Candy Jar Christmas Fillers, Vintage Christmas Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Rustic cream - PTI
Ink:  Archival Watering Can and Cornflower Blue, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Copics - YR24, E19, BG10, Black Glaze Pen - Sakura, Jar Essentials Die Set - Waltzingmouse, Glitter Glaze Sheer Sparkle - MFT, foam dots.

Joy to the World
Stamps:  Flurries, Seasonal Flourish - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Blueberry Sky - PTI
Ink:  Archival Cornflower Blue and Jet Black
Accessories:  Rhinestones - Kaiser, Pretty Panels #1 die - Waltzingmouse, foam dots.

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.