Friday, December 4, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes Waltzingmouse Style!

TGIF, especially since today kicks off not only a new Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge, but also a new stamp release! Four amazing sets are up for grabs today, including the newest in the Whimiscal Wishes line, Discover Your Wings. In Taylor's own words:

"...we've decided to donate proceeds from the sale of this stamp set to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS). The NILMDTS Foundation is a charity that administers a network of almost 7000 photographers throughout the US and 25 other countries. These photographers volunteer their time and professional services to gently provide a helping hand and healing heart to families who have suffered the loss of an infant. They offer beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner. NILMDTS is there for parents and families to help them in their healing, bring hope to their future, and to honor their child. They believe that it is through remembrance that a family can truly begin to heal. We are honored to help support this charity and I encourage you to go to their website and learn more about their wonderful work."

Wow, Taylor, what a great choice of charities to support. I can only the imagine the anguish a parent feels in losing a child so young. I'm grateful mine were (and still are) healthy. My heart breaks for those who weren't/aren't so lucky.

There are also two more CUTE sets being released today, one designed in collaboration with the fantastic Jami Sibley called Sweet Occasions, and the latest in the Cuppie series, Crafty Cuppie, along with a coordinating sentiments set Crafty Expressions. I don't know about you, but I think all four will find their way into my shopping cart!

Plus, wait until you see the new TE Card Kits available starting today! Yowsers! You can see everything in all its glory on Taylor's blog.

Speaking of wonderful stamp sets, my card features two from Waltzingmouse Stamps; Sewing Box Christmas and Off Beat Backgrounds. I just LOVE the Sewing Box stamps because I'm really into the homespun look and there's no coloring required. Notice that the center flower is cut from the inside of the larger flower. I didn't have quite enough room for three full flowers, so this worked out great. Plus, you can stamp the flower (or any of the stamps) on two different colored cardstocks and layer them for even more variety.

I stamped my flowers, words and background with Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow hybrid ink (which is also sponged around the edges), and the plaid pattern in Memento Rhubarb Stalk.

Be sure and check out what the rest of the Sketch Crew has to delight your senses:

Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Melissa Sauls: In Stamping Mode
Rachel Sztonyk: Gingerbread Gallery
Alice Lihsuan-Wertz: Alice's Little Wonderland
and of course Taylor herself: Taylored Expressions

Another enabler alert: word on the street is that Waltzingmouse Stamps is releasing two more amazing stamp sets either today or tomorrow, so keep an eye out for those! One will coordinate with another Spellbinders Nestie Labels set. In case you didn't know, Waltzingmouse Stamps carries lots of sets that coordinate with Nesties!

Okay, raise your hand if you're ready for Christmas already. Because if you are, I want to know your secret! All I've done so far is make a list, but I guess you gotta start somewhere.

Thanks so much for stopping by my friends. I hope you have a wonderful day!

20 comments:

Jamie said...

Wow. I love this card. The flowers are so pretty and bold. And I just love the white on kraft look. Fabulous job.

Kristine said...

This is sooo BEAUTIFUL Lisa! I just LOVE the red and white on Kraft colors!! :) Very cute!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Lisa, I just ADORE this card! Kraft with red is my fave combo! I have also been loving the Waltzingmouse stamps! I may have to pick up a set or two!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! I agree-Kraft on red is AWESOME!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa! And, congrats on your DT gig with WM! I just love Claire's sets and she is pretty nifty! Can't wait to see what you all come up with next! :)

NinaB said...

What a lovely card and I think a BIG congrats is in order. I just read Claire's blog. Woohoo! You are a rock star, my friend :-).

Julia Aston said...

Love your card Lisa! the red, kraft and white look so great together - Wonderful bg snowflake stamping!

Heidi said...

Wow beautiful card! Congratulations on joinging the Waltzingmouse Design Team!

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Debbie Pamment said...

Another gorgeous card. And reading your post makes me realise that it's GOOD to buy stamps - especially when they are in support of such worthy causes! Crafter's are amazing people with their generosity - even if it's just sharing ideas!! And THANX for the enabler alert - you are going to get me in soooo much trouble - LOL.
xXx

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I LOVE this Lisa!!! FAB stamps and colors!! AWESOME card!!

Alice Wertz said...

really pretty card Lisa!! love red + kraft!!

Danni said...

Wow! What a truly stunning card! Love it!

Patti J said...

Ha! You are one step ahead of me as I have no list and no decorations up!!! Love your card! I'm a sucker for Kraft, and you have done a wonderful job!

Bonnie said...

Fabulous colour combo and I absolutely LUV it!!

Annmaree (EmuUpAGumTree) said...

Very Unique Layout Idea, thanks for sharing, Very Cool indeed!

Lori said...

Great sketch, you followed it so well and the colors are yummy!

Melissa Sauls said...

What a fantastic card Lisa!! Love those images from Claire and the embossed snowflakes! Such a great card and HUGE congrats on the Waltzingmouse DT!!!! :)

Stamp and Smile said...

Awww, Such a warm and sweet card going on here! And I like the white stitches and the boarder aound the flowers.... just has your name all over this card!! It's smiling at me... ha! :)

I have my shopping started and the tree up. That's it for me. I did get the list ready to send Christmas cards out, but none started! Ha.. soon or this weekend! Hey Christmas is less than 3 weeks away, we have time! RIGHT... Yikes! :)

Helen said...

I love this card!!!
Blessings!
~H