Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps July Blog Waltz!

Oh, yessss... it's that time again!!! Our monthly Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz!!! You'll find all the links in the Waltzingmouse House forum. Our theme this month is The Colors of Summer: Blue and Green. I hope you'll join us for a leisurely waltz through gorgeous cards and blogs... and play our "count the special watermarks game" for a chance to win a stamp set of choice! Note that I'm a member of the Design Team, so you'll want to check the photo of my card carefully to see how many, if any, special watermarks there are!


Since today also happens to be the start of a new sketch challenge at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge blog, I decided to play with the sketch for my card.Isn't it a fun sketch? Lots of possibilities with this one! Be sure to stop by the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge blog to see how some of our design team ladies interpreted the sketch. Lovely! And while you're there, why not print out the sketch and give it a go this week? We'd love to see what YOU come up with!

My card features the main image and a greeting from  Blessed By You. a very simple image, but lovely... especially the font of all the wonderful greetings in this stamp set.  The DP is by Websters Pages, which I love love love. I stamped the tree and greeting (and sponged the paper edges) with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink.

Now on you go to continue your Waltz! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a magical weekend!

Note, this is my second post for today. Please scroll down for my Sketch Saturday post... another fabulous sketch challenge!

38 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

So impressed that you combined the blog hop and the challenge, well done.

Sue W said...

Beautiful card Lisa! Love the stamping direct to dp it works so well with this image. x

Helen said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Lisa - that tree really is a beautiful stamp and the sketch looks like a goodie too!

Lee said...

Very pretty patterned paper. Great take on the sketch.

cbuswell said...

Pretty card, love the papers and super layout!

Antje said...

Gorgeous! This tree is sooo nice! Great, that you could put the new sketch in the waltz...TFS

Sandie said...

Beautiful card. Love the sketch too!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful job Lisa. Love those large brads...they really accent your semi-circle well. Hugs!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Very good card, Lisa....I see you are possibly also a flower arranger? Instead of the 4 small circles you have reduced to three - the perfect odd number for a creation. Love your stamping!

Karen B. said...

Very beautiful, soft yet with the punch of color in the brads. This is my first time participating in the WMS hop, and it has been quite enjoyable. You all have such nice cards!

Bonnie said...

So wonderful Lisa! Love these colours for the hop!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Lisa! The colors are so soft & serene perfect combo with that lovely sentiment! What a fun sketch!

Bogner's said...

Beautiful card. You did a fabulous job with the sketch challenge. Love the way you used the colors too!

Heidi said...

Beautiful work Lisa! I love the tree stamped right on patterned paper.

Julia Aston said...

Nice job with the sketch Lisa! wasn't it a tricky one!!! LOL The tree looks super stamped on the DP and I love those buttons!

Joanne Gilch said...

Fabulous card, Lisa, but then that's why YOU'RE on the DT...teehee

Jennifer Holmes said...

Great idea with the brads! And a good reminder for me to use mine...lol! Great card, Lisa!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a pretty card. Love those great big corduroy brads. They just set things off perfectly!

Jen said...

Pretty. I love that willow tree.
Thank you for sharing

Helen L said...

So beautiful!! I love that tree, and the paper you stamped on (which I own: it's great to see how others used it so I can go try something new!!) Thanks for sharing your great creation with us:)

Ann said...

I love stamping on designer paper - a lovely card. Its an excellent sketch and looking forward to trying it.

Ren-Yi said...

thank you for your inspiration for the next wmsc. absolutely love the darling tree and the fitting pp.

Claire Brennan said...

Oh this is lovely Lisa, those big buttons are just fab! Thank you!

LaurieJ said...

This card is just lovely, Lisa! I really like how you offset the circle on the design paper so that it looks like half of the circle is stamped.

Charmaine Stack said...

Great job, Lisa. I struggle a bit with distressing with Walnut Ink as it is so dark, but you have used it wonderfully. Lovin' the Websters DP, too.

Vera said...

Fabulous interpretation of the sketch, Lisa. I love how you added those big buttons!

Heather said...

Love this - great idea here Lisa :)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

This is so great! I wanted to use that tree, but couldn't get it to work quite as nicely as you!

Wendy said...

I love this sketch! Can't wait to get started on it. Thanks for the hop.

peggysue said...

Oh I love those buttons! I had the best intentions of waltzing along this month, I've been dying to do so, but house showings and cleaning got in the way . . . the nerve! One fabulous card.

corinna said...

Oh i just love how you incorporated the two challenges and the blue and green~LOVE that tree!!

Rachel Webber said...

Stunning as always!

Anabelle said...

Lovely! The tree looks so pretty on here!

Belinda said...

Lovely Lisa!

Genevieve said...

Beautiful Lisa! So soft & pretty :)

anya said...

Ooh! Very pretty Lisa! Great job on the sketch (it was a tough one!) and that DP is fabulous!

Tracey Cuccia said...

oh MY! How beautiful is this?? love the soft greens and blues...and I MUST find some time to play with that sketch...love it :)