Sunday, September 12, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps September Release Blog Hop!



Hello dear friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps! The day is finally here... the release of FIVE new stamp sets: Nutcracker Sweet, Music Backgrounds, Half Pint Heros, Bountiful Baskets Additions and Teeny Trees. The response to the previews of these wonderful new sets would seem to indicate that you'd better run not walk to the Waltzingmouse Stamps store to fill your baskets quickly! LOL

We are, of course, celebrating with a Blog Waltz. The fun starts at the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog, so you'll want to head over there to see the full reveal of the stamp sets and follow along from there for a final look at the Design Team creations featuring the new stamps. Be sure to comment along the way for a chance to win a stamp set of choice! The competition ends at 11:59 pm EASTERN (GMT -5) on Tuesday, September 14th, so hurry!

My card features an image and greeting from the Nutcracker Sweet and Music Backgrounds stamp sets. I haven't even scratched the surface of all the fun you can have with these incredible sets! I decided to go all "shabby chic-y" and emboss the Christmas tree in white then sponge heavily with Tim Holtz's Bundled Sage distress ink, which I also sponged on the edge of the two mats. I used Walnut Stain distress ink on the edges of the image panel and the white cardstock base. I stamped one of the Music Backgrounds stamps in white on the top part of the "swan" paper. The DP is Websters Pages and the flower is by Melissa Frances.

Your next stop on the Waltz is Anya's blog. Enjoy!

95 comments:

Polly Pierce said...

Now this is what I call elegant Lisa! Absolutely beautiful card and fab use of Claire's new sets...

Sandie said...

Lisa, this is absolutely beautiful. The big flower and ribbon are such a great touch. Love it!!

Helen said...

This is just wonderful Lisa - I love how stunning the white embossed tree image is against the green. Lovely!!

Emilia said...

Beautiful tree and green paper.

lil-paper-pixie said...

Stunning Lisa.x

Thegforce4 said...

Very classy card - thanks for sharing!

IamDerby said...

This is lovely!

TinaH said...

Great card & explanation. Thank you for sharing!

Cheryl B. said...

Wonderful use of that "shabby chic" paper.Love the tree in white.

sofia P said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!!

Denise said...

Very elegant! Love that tree!
DeniseB

Stacy said...

Pretty card!

Taylor said...

Stunning!!! Love all of the little details :)

Angy said...

Beautiful Lisa!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE this card, the little ribbon/flower detail is gorgeous!

dinkuminkum said...

Lisa, what a beautiful card. I love how you have stamped the music and embossed in white. It is so elegant.
Hugs, Anne

Lynne Phelps said...

Love the music on the background paper, looks like it was meant to be there. I also love your flower and the ribboned button in the center! Beautiful work, amazing stamps!

Nancy said...

Wow...this card is amazing!

Meghan said...

Love the white embossing against that green shade. Thanks for sharing.

Kris Turner said...

What a beautiful, calming card, Lisa. The Webster's Pages dp is just beautiful and the music bg fits perfectly! Wonderful job!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Shaunna Lasley said...

Such a beautiful card! I love your choice of color scheme - and the distressed look especially with the musical background !

Rose said...

Your card is beautiful, I am loving that Nutcracker Sweet set. Love all the detail you put into your card, excellent work.

Carola said...

Hi Lisa

What a beautiful card! I like the colours and I like the white embossed tree, that looks so elegant.

Kind regards
Carola

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card. Just beautiful.

Margaret C said...

oooh ! The details on this ! Lovely!

Luanne said...

Love the music background! And your tree is beautiful! TFS!

Kelly S. said...

Oh excellent design, Lisa! Love how you incorporated the patterned paper and LOVE that tree embossed in white!!

Sandy in Epping said...

Simply fabulous! Reminds me of the Battenburg lace on Gran's dining room table and buffet.

Charmaine Stack said...

What a serene looking card. Sublime, Lisa!

Katie Renz said...

Super duper lovely Lisa.

Janet said...

That's a lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Hello Lisa! I think your tree looks so pretty stamped on a separate tag. So nice!

Mary B said...

Love the sponging and very faint musical background on your card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Laurie Marmon said...

The tree looks so pretty in the white against the green. Great card!

Aimes said...

Oh what a pretty card, I love the idea of simply embossing the tree - so bold!
hugs,
Aimes
x

Ola said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous... I love how faintly the music stamp is in the background, and that tree is stunning!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Noelle P said...

Very striking tree with the white ink!

S said...

All of your cards are lovely!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! Your embossed tree is looks so classy & elegant! A perfect fit with the swan :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Very pretty Lisa!! Love the design and sheer elegance my friend. Gorgeous swan.

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely card!

Sandy F. said...

I love your beautiful card Lisa. The tree embossed in white is so elegant. I love your use of stitching and the faintly stamped music in the background. You have really shown the versatility of these two sets.

annesatx said...

Beautiful! I love the background and the white embossed tree.

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous! Very inspirational & very "enabling"!

lorena b. said...

very pretty!

Julia Aston said...

Love the white embossed tree Lisa - the wonderful DP and the pretty musical bg stamping!

Jannette said...

Very classic design with a bit of nostalgia twisted in. Love it! Beautiful work & it's great seeing 2 sets incorporated into one design.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Love these colors - the tree looks great in white and the DP is perfect! Thanks for the chance to play : )

Smilie girl said...

Wow! Absolutely fantastic!

SueB said...

All great sets - TFS - and I agree, I'm lovin' the music backgrounds set too ... but I think my fav's the baskets!

Yvonne said...

Elegant card!

Sue W said...

Wonderfully elegant Shabby Chic Lisa!!!!
All this months sets are beauties and you girls make it hard to resist any of them!

june lanum said...

I love the Christmas tree card

Pat G said...

How beautiful! Very soft. Just love it.
Pat

Bonnie said...

Beautiful Lisa! I love the subtleness of the music!

Rosemary said...

lovely card!

katrynka said...

So elegant and lovely!

Heather said...

So, pretty! I love the subtleness of the music background. I missed it until you mentioned it and had to go back and look.

Serena said...

Beautiful! Love your flower/bow!

Cassie_lu said...

the tree reminds me of lace. beautiful work

Kathleen said...

your card is beautiful! So fresh and classy!

Davi said...

So very pretty...love the green and the tree embossed in the white.

LaurieJ said...

Lovely card. The embossed tree and sponging is gorgeous!

Kelli said...

I thought that was DP.... WHAT???? WOWZERS, you are a TH PRO!!!!! This card is SO pretty and that swan... LOVE IT!!!!!!

YEs!!!! This release is suckin me deeper and deeper into DEBT!!!!! LOL It's only $$$ though right??? tee hee

Jen said...

Lisa! the Christmas tree in white is gorgeous. It's reminiscent of Battenburg lace. What a wonderful idea.
Thank you for sharing.

Lavender Rose said...

Stylish card, great use of the new stamps, I love this!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hello Lisa,

This tree in white looks really good! Love the darker edges and the background! Is that a stamp of the swan or in paper? Looks really pretty with it! Perfect card!

Hugs,
Wendy

Judi said...

What a FAB card! I'm lovin' these new sets, shame the budget won't stretch to all of them.

Judi x

Nadine said...

I love the music stamped on the DP! I only noticed since you mentioned it but great idea and effect. Great job TFS

Anne said...

Beautifully designed! I love the subtle background! Just gorgeous!

Lenet said...

Beautiful card!! Absolutely love the white flower you used!!

kim.mom said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! So elegant!

Steph Zerbe said...

I love how you used the music background. Just stunning!

suezie said...

Love that tree stamped in white!

Wendy said...

Wonderful card Lisa!!! Love the extra touches!!

Marie B. said...

This is a very pretty card Lisa! :)

Lillian Child said...

Very love card creation, Lisa!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Simply beautiful.
Carrie

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Such pretty papers! I love the swan and the embossing on the tree is very pretty!

Crisanne said...

Beautiful card! The more I see Musical Backgrounds, the more I need it!

Heidi Karpen said...

Beautiful card- love the white embossed tree on the green DP- stunning!

candyscorner said...

I love the swan on your card! It adds a twist from the traditional snow scene.
Thanks, Candy

Carol said...

Absolutely beautiful card!! The more I keep seeing with that Nutcracker Sweet set, the more I want it.

Michie B said...

What a clean look with using the greens in your card. Lovely, just lovely.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Beautiful colors, love your bow in the corner!

Chris L.

anya said...

So pretty, Lisa! I just love this tree embossed in white - very shabby-chic indeed!!

Gill said...

Your card is just breath-taking.

Sue D said...

I like how you embossed the tree.

Monique said...

Great Holiday card Lisa.. I love the bow in the flower..Very creative :)

Pam said...

Stunning. I just think this is one of the most elegant card I have ever seen. Just love the colors you used.

Nancy said...

The music background is so gorgeously subtle.

Lori said...

I am blown away by the beauty and talent you put into your cards. This one is especially wonderful. I want to be your apprentice. Do stampers ever have those? If they do I call being yours!!!

MicheyMoo said...

What a gorgeous card Lisa. Love the white tree. xxx

Helen L said...

Love the tree on the tag, mounted on the beautiful background paper: a work of art!

Alice Wertz said...

this is beautiful, LIsa! lovely card!