Sunday, November 7, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps November Release Blog Waltz!

Hurray, the day is finally here! Waltzingmouse Stamps is releasing FOUR incredible new stamp sets (Vintage Ornaments, Festive Foliage, Around Christmastime, and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas) which Claire and the design team have been previewing for the past few days!!!

To celebrate, we're having a blog waltz. The fun starts at Claire's blog, so you'll want to begin there and follow along for some amazing eye candy and chances to win a prize! Two lucky people will win a stamp set of choice... one from all comments left on Claire's blog waltz post, and one from all the comments left on one of the Design Team blogs. The competition runs until 11:59 pm Eastern on Tuesday, November 9th, so you have plenty of time to make the rounds. ;)

My card features images from Around Christmastime.I decided to go with the heart theme. :) I stamped the small heart image a few times on the background paper using Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Ink and then sponged around the edges, first with Tumbled Glass and then with Walnut Stain. The snowman is a Tim Holtz die for Sizzix called Winter Wonder. Since my paper has some faded music notes in the background, I decided to add more to the snowman with Musical Backgrounds, again stamped in Old Paper distress ink. The snowman is likewise sponged with Tumbled Glass and Walnut Stain, and then rimmed with some course glitter.

The rosette is made from another Tim Holtz die. This time, I put the LOVE circle from Around Christmastime (stamped in Barn Red) in the middle after first edging the rosette with course glitter. Voila!

I must say, I'm enjoying using Tim Holtz stuff these days. :) And why not? They coordinate perfectly with so many of Claire's images!

Your next stop is the amazing Anya's blog! Before you go, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a stamp set of choice! Besides, I LOVE hearing from you! :)

Enjoy!

P.S. Don't forget to join us for the Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz on November 17th. The theme is Christmas!

102 comments:

BethieJ said...

Lisa this is just DARLING!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card - I love Tim Holtz stuff, too!

Belinda said...

How fun! Love the use of the bg stamping and the hints of glitter!

Julia Aston said...

What a jolly snowman tipping his hat at us Lisa! love all the bg stamping on this!

Emilia said...

I love the snowman with the music background.

deifen said...

Great card Lisa - so eye-catching!!

Moira said...

I love the colors used - lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

Tessa said...

Lovely lovely lovely!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What an awesome card Lisa! Love that big snowman with attitude and that fan fold embellishment is fabulous!

Denise said...

Whismy and class combined - this is a great card! I love that Claire's stamps have the ability to take on so many fabulous 'personalities' and accommodate so many different stamping styles.

Kelly S. said...

SO FUN, Lisa! I have got to try one of those cardstock medallions...looks so great with this set from Claire (which I super-dee-duper can't wait to order!)

Melodie said...

Fabulous card, Lisa. I love all the background stamping and sponging, and the glittery snowman is huge fun ... and a gorgeous medallion!!

Nancy said...

Great card!

Pat said...

I've found more TH stuff in my shopping basket, too. Love your rosette. Must try one of those.

Baseret said...

This is wonderful! I love the music stamped on the snowman!

Alyssa S said...

Oh, so fun! Love the silhouetted snowman with the fun accordian flower tag!

Laraine R said...

Great card!! Love the colors and all the details!!

Cammie said...

This is such a happy and elegant card! I love the heart bg and the snowman stamped with the musical notes. You are a master with those distres inks!

Cheryl B. said...

you did great things with Tim Holtz products. Good job!

Laura Isham said...

Fun project! I love that it doesn't have to be just for Christmas!

Lillian Child said...

Nice to meet you Lisa! And what a fantastic card creation!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and i really like your use of the snowman

Debgem said...

What a fun and muscial snowman!! Really cute card.

Judy said...

I like your card very much especially the background heart stamp and the wonderful rosette. It's a simple card with a touch of elegance.

Julie said...

Love the color combo! Great snowman!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Pretty colors in your cards, love that snowman there and the added sparkles, very nice!!
Hugs, Wendy

Diane Jaquay said...

This is just adorable!!!

Kathy Martin said...

Creative and cute card! Love your pleated accent for the sentiment! :)

Pam S. said...

Always love a snowman! Love how you did him up in the shabby chic style! so cute!
Pam Going Postal

Pattie said...

Oh I love the snowman silhouette! So pretty Lisa!

Shirley N said...

Love your distressed snowman and your colors and glitter! Beautiful card!

Pat G said...

I just started using Tim Holtz products & loved them too. I really like the rosette on your card.

Betty Wright said...

Too cute and fabulously sparkly, Lisa! I really need to make one of these rosettes, too! Great looking card!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Fabulous, Lisa. I just love that snowman and how wonderful it looks with that fun medallion. Awesome job as always!

Renee said...

Beautiful! And I love the snowman too!

Betty said...

such a cute card and the colors are wonderful!

Becky said...

Your card is so cute! I love the blueish green color, and that snowman with the bits of glitter is beautiful!

Leslie said...

Love the snowman and the rosette! Have a wonderful and happy holiday season!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card!

Annmarie said...

I love the background images in this card.

Denise said...

Lisa,I love your rosette with the Around Christmastime "Love" stamp! Very versatile set!
DeniseB

acons said...

The music background makes me think of "Frosty the Snowman" - very clever. :-) Love your rosette!
April C.

Helen L said...

I love how you used the love images to help us see what other season we could use it with. Pretty!!

Lorraine said...

i love this it is stunnning xx

Bonnie said...

Love it Lisa - that background is super!!

Mary B said...

Love the snowman in the background, and the colors you used!

Laurie Marmon said...

Cute Cute Cute! I love the subtle stamping!

Davi said...

A lovely card...love the rich colors you use. ;)

misstuna said...

Love how you use the Tim Holtz dies. Great card.

katrynka said...

I just love snowmen, so this is great!

craftymom205 said...

Great card. Love the snowman.

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like the rosette.

Amy Beckett said...

Sweet card! Love the snowman silhouette!

Smilie girl said...

What a beautiful way to combine so many wonderful sets. Great colours too.

Dee in N.H. said...

Great card. Love the hearts with the snowman. Great colors!

Jen said...

I love how you kept the background muted so that the LOVE embellishment really stood out.
Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Great idea to use a die-cut as your focal image. It gives a really unique look.

Monica L said...

I love the outline of the snowman--and the attitude he exudes. Reminds me of one of my favorite movies of all time--"Holiday Inn." Men (whether snow or not) in top hats are always gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Susan Hogan said...

Love the medallion flower and the snowman is crazy!

Karen S. said...

I think Claire's stamps work great with Tim Holtz's designs too! I love how your card turned out!!

Anita Hovey said...

Really neat card!

LaurieJ said...

Wow, I love your card, Lisa. The rosette is gorgeous and the snowman is so festive!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Cute card! Love the silhouette of the snowman.

Sandy F. said...

The love medallion works so well on the folded rosette. Your color scheme is great and I love the way you used Claires stamps to make a patterned background.

gladyschia2010 said...

Beautiful glitter! Love the card!

Lueyes said...

What a cute snowman!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a fun card--I especially like the medallion, what a cool accent!

Chris L.

Kris said...

I LOVED this little snowman...can't wait to recreate him!

maryr917 said...

what a cute card-I love it that wms coordinate with spellbinders-and now with time holtz

Katie Renz said...

Love what you did for this card.

karen said...

grat cards very inspiring. Karenx

Debbie Pamment said...

How deliciously clever Lisa - LOVE this! Think you have made me decide this rosette die is a MUST have - LOL
xXx

Max said...

Hi Lisa,
Love how you have shown how to combine several of Claire's different sets yet still achieve a fabulous Christmassy effect. I'm so excited and can't wait for my order to arrive!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
Max's Craft Creations
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Isabel Z said...

I love your card because it is so unique.

Carol said...

What a fun and whimsical snowman!! This is a really cute card. Love the rosette with the saying!

Pat M. said...

This card is just so adorable with the snowman tipping his hat to us. What a wonderful job you did with all of the details.

gale.sewell said...

Very unique. Thanks for sharing,
Gale

maria said...

Love the Distress Ink colors you used.

Gabi Mewi said...

Good idea to create a music-snowman.

anya said...

Love this, Lisa! You're right, these products do go great with Claire's images!

Kathy W said...

This is so pretty, and I like how you combined Claire's stamps with Tim Holtz products. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret C said...

I love this !! My favourite so far !

Barbara DeBose said...

ohhh i love this card! all the glitter-ie-ness!!!

Ann said...

Fabulous card - these stamps are just wow.
Ann xxx

Deirdre said...

Glittery gorgeousness! Beautiful.

Karen Wedding said...

I love what you did with the little flowerette. The glitter is a nice touch. The snowman is cute, too. Way to go!

Sheri said...

SO FUN! I love the flower!

Ansa said...

Nice combination with Tim Holtz and the new WM stamps.

iriseyes said...

Love the "musical" snowman, Lisa, and all that coarse glitter. It adds such a great "Christmas-y" effect!

Dawn said...

Great card! And I am loving that Tim Holtz rosette die.

JoZart said...

Great rosette idea... waltzing off for some more treasures....
JoZarty

Jody said...

Just love that Tim Holtz feel, great job!

Ren-Yi said...

i love the hearts pp that you have created. what a cute snowman with the musical background. and a sparkly rosette to go with it too!

Casmiles said...

What an amazing card. I never would have thought to combine the music, the hearts and the snowman. It's wonderful!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Great card, I like the added touch of glitter.
Carrie

Paula said...

I love how you have used the music on the snowman to "tie" him into the patterned paper. The hearts are so Christmassy too - I rermember these from my Scandinavian childhood.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Sofia P said...

What a cute and elegant card!!!

Tina said...

Lovely card! I like the snowman die cut.

AliceM in OKC said...

what a perfect marriage of Tim Holtz products and Claire's. Well done!

Paula said...

That snowman is great, the bp stamping is tops! I've been on the fence about getting the TH die, I think you might have just given me a push! :o)
It looks great with Claire's stamp.

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful distressed look. gorgeous card, Lisa!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Lisa. That snowman is perfect with the music notes. :o)