Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Its Your Day - WMS Previews Day 3

This is a scheduled post.

Tomorrow is release day for Waltzingmouse Stamps! Are you excited about the new stamps? Don't these two sets have amazing potential?

Today's card almost exclusively uses stamps from the Free Spirit Sentiments set.

The Free Spirit Sentiments set has ten digits (0 through 9) that you can use to add numbers to some of the sentiments. I used these to create my own numbered background, highlighting the number 5.

The background was embossed with the Stars cuttlebug folder. I carried the star theme over to the front, punching a star from black cardstock. I punched a circle in the center of the star so that the number would show through. I added a sprocket gear from Tim Holtz Idea-ology and the sentiment.

Wouldn't something like this be great for party invitations?

Hope you enjoyed the previews - tomorrow is the new release blog hop! The hop starts at the WMS Blog at 2:00 pm EST!

Today we leave Bruges and head to Brussels. First stop: Belgian chocolate!! :)

Have a great day!


Stamps: Free Spirit Sentiments, He's a Free Spirit - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: White, True Black, New Leaf - Papertrey Ink
Ink: True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Stars Cuttlebug embossing folder - ProvoCraft; Large star punch - Stampin' Up!; sprocket gear - Tim Holtz Idea-ology

Brussels, Belgium photo courtesy of Trip Advisor.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Way to Go - WMS Previews Day 2

This is a scheduled post.


Today I have another preview of the two new sets being released at WMS this month, He's a Free Spirit and Free Spirit Sentiments.

I love today's card!

I started with a 4-inch square of white cardstock. I stamped the circle cluster, which is such a cool image, and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I went back and added distress inks to create the colored background. Even contrasting colors of these inks blend well, they are really fun to use. I combined phrases for my sentiment ('Wow!' and 'Way to Go' are separate stamps) and adhered it with foam tape.

Retro and graphic - just think of all the different colors you could create this in!

Check the WMS Blog for more info about today's previews.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: He's a Free Spirit, Free Spirit Sentiments - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: White, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive, Stormy Sky, Old Paper Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous

Monday, March 29, 2010

Good Luck - WMS Preview Day 1

This is a scheduled post.

Hi everyone! Today starts the first day of previews for the new release at Waltzingmouse Stamps. This month, WMS will be releasing two sets that will most certainly fill a gap in your stamp collection! I was full of ideas as soon as I saw the graphics for the new sets!

Here is my card for today, using just one of the many manly images from He's a Free Spirit. ;)

The graphic images in this set are so fitting for guys of any age, but work particularly well for teenage boys. I channeled memories of old Atari video games for this card :) I stamped the background in the checkered pattern from Off Beat Backgrounds (checkered flag? racing? get it? ;)

I incorporated the sentiment (from the accompanying Free Spirit Sentiments) into the design. Easy, straightforward, and perfect for a guy!

Head over to see Claire at the WMS Blog for more, as well as links to the other DT members that are posting previews. I'm sorry that I don't have this info for you as I write this, but Claire will make sure you have the info that you need!

Yesterday we traveled from Amsterdam to Bruges, Belgium. We met up with another of our roommates from college and will be spending the rest of the week traveling around Belgium.

Thanks for the visit - I have another preview for you tomorrow!


Stamps: He's a Free Spirit, Free Spirit Sentiments, Off Beat Backgrounds - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink; Going Gray - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss, Marigold Morning, Basic Gray - Stampin' Up!; Jet Black Archival Ink - Ranger
Other: Sewing machine

Bruges, Belgium photo courtesy of Trip Advisor.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Cross Treat Box

This is a scheduled post.

Happy Friday everyone! Today is our first day in Amsterdam. Last night we traveled via ferry from the UK. We are up and about already!

Today's project is for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps, using the Spring 2010 ATC Transparency pack.

I followed the pattern for the crayon box by Jen del Muro - I've used this before for this project. I used the oval nestabilities to cut the opening in the front, and adhered the Spring Cross transparency inside the window. Scalloped and plain oval nestabilities were used to make the scalloped frame around the outside.

Full of pastel Reese's pieces eggs, it is perfect for the Easter season. If you haven't tried making one of these crayon boxes, they are really easy - give it a try!

Hope you have a great day, we're hoping the tulips are in bloom here in Amsterdam. On Sunday we travel to Belgium, where we will spend the next week. Monday starts the new release previews for Waltzingmouse Stamps, so I will see you then!

Take care!


Cardstock: Lavender Moon, White – Papertrey Ink
Other: Transparency from Spring 2010 ATC Transparency – Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps; Classic and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities – Spellbinders; Lavender ribbon - Target

Amsterdam photo courtesy of The Netherlands Board of Tourism.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stop and Smell the Roses

This is a scheduled post.

Good morning!

Today is challenge day for the Serendipity Stamps Design Team. We were challenged to make a post card - something flat, with no embellishments that we could mail without an envelope. Here's what I came up with, channeling all those vintage post cards I love.

I started with a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of Rustic Cream cardstock that I trimmed with my pinking blade. Then I stamped the rose stamp from the English Rose Cling Set in Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored it with my Copics. Then I inked up a few sentiments that I had, stamped them off onto scrap paper, and stamped them around the rose image. I was going for a faded text look - I think it turned out well.

I also lightly stamped the Stop and Smell the Roses sentiment (also from the English Rose Cling Set) and the Postcard stamp. I inked the edges with Distress Ink and then did some fancy stitching around the outside. I love it! It turned out just like I had thought :)

Today is our last full day in London. Tomorrow after dinner we head north to Harwich where we will take a ferry across the North Sea to the Netherlands and then on to Amsterdam.

Thank you for stopping in today, you won't want to miss what the other Design Team members have come up with!



Stamps: English Rose Cling Set (762QCL), Postcard (330F) - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Rustic Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento Ink - Tsukineko; Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger; Sahara Sand, Sage Shadow - Stampin' Up!
Other: Copic markers; Pinking blade for rotary paper trimmer - Fiskars; sewing machine

Monday, March 22, 2010

On My Mind

This is a scheduled post.

Hi everyone! By the time you read this, I will have landed in London!

I will be spending the next few days here, staying with my cousins. I am looking forward to exploring a bit of my heritage here. Nana (my dad's mum ;) was born here and married my grandfather during WWII.

I have a simple card for you today - I had mentioned a while back that my mom needed some thinking of you cards - this is another one that I made.

The background was stamped with Background Basics: Text Style II. Then I stamped and cut out the largest branch from Turning a New Leaf. It is a little time-intensive, but I love the look.

The sentiment is from Big & Bold Wishes. I really like how the leaves curve around the cardstock strip.

Thanks for your visit - my next post will be on Wednesday, when I share my creation for the Serendipity Stamps challenge. Thank you for stopping by!

Have a great day!


Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style II, Turning a New Leaf, Big & Bold Wishes
Cardstock: Soft Stone, White - Papertrey Ink; Mellow Moss - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Mellow Moss, Soft Suede - Stampin' Up!; Old Paper Distress Ink - Ranger

Tower Bridge photo courtesy of Trip Advisor.

Friday, March 19, 2010


We're still close enough to St. Patrick's Day that I can share this, right? :)

We made this card a few weeks ago at Stamp Camp.

The sketch was based on a card I saw in a previous issue of Paper Crafts Magazine. Old magazines are a great source of inspiration if your mojo needs a little push.

I hit the road on Sunday, so my posts for the next two weeks will be scheduled. You will want to make sure you stop back - I will still be participating in the Waltzingmouse Stamps preview and blog hop for April. The previews start on Monday, March 29th.

Have a great day!


Stamps: Luck - Studio G ($1 bin at JoAnn's! :)
Cardstock: New Leaf, Kraft, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Chloe's Closet - Making Memories
Ink: Tea Leaves VersaMagic - Tsukineko
Other: Kraft Taffeta Ribbon - Stampin' Up!; Clear adhesive rhinestones

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WMS St. Patrick's Day Hop

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Waltzingmouse Stamps is celebrating with a blog hop! Head to the WMS forum to link up your creation and hop along with the other participants. There is also a thread for chatting about what you've seen and participating in the leprechaun hunt! That's right - the DT members are each hiding leprechauns on their projects. Keep track of the count and a correct guess could win you a stamp set of your choice!

Here's my card!

The plaid background was created with Off Beat Backgrounds, leaving enough room in between stripes for the shamrocks from Irish Blessings (you didn't think I'd miss the opportunity to use plaid, did you?)

The Blessing is also from Irish Blessings, which is full of wonderful phrases such as this. Appropriate for many occasions, I thought this was perfect for today. Wishing you happiness and luck - and a pot of gold .. don't forget to look for the little leprechauns, either!

Enjoy your day - I hope its lucky!


Stamps: Off Beat Backgrounds, Irish Blessings, Celtic Heritage - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke - Stampin' Up!; Rustic Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke - Stampin' Up!; Bundled Sage Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Clear adhesive rhinestones; Copic markers

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Simple Joys

Hi friends!

I need to keep it short and sweet today - I am swamped!

I made this card a little while back when I was using Background Basics: Tin Types non-stop. I double-layered my background, lining up the pink inside the red. I think its fabulous and would love to try it in fall colors. I even finished the inside, too :)

Also, a quick announcement before I scoot: tomorrow is the St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop at Waltzingmouse Stamps! That link will take you to Claire's blog where you can get all the details. I hope you can participate - Claire even created free digi stamps you can download if you don't have any for St. Pat's! Hope to see you hopping tomorrow!

I also wanted to apologize for not being able to do as much blog surfing as I'd like. I will be sure to stop by and visit (especially the Papertrey Princesses!) when I'm back! Know that I'm thinking of you, though!

Have a great day!


Stamps: Background Basics: Tin Types; Green Thumb - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White, Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi - Stampin' Up!; True Black, Chamomile Tea Dye - Papertrey Ink
Other: Fillable Frames #1 Die - Papertrey Ink; Apron Lace Border punch - Fiskars; sewing machine

Monday, March 15, 2010

Smell the Flowers

Hi everyone!

I would like to share the card I created for the second challenge WMS is sponsoring on the Stamping Around blog. This time around, we're having an inspiration challenge!

Yours truly picked the challenge photo - you know how I love Country Living Magazine for photos. Oodles of inspiration.

Here is my card using Sewing Box - Hugs.

The flowers were colored with Copics and then cut out. The background was stamped with the wavy stitched stripe from SB - Hugs and I fit the sentiment in between two of the lines. A fun trick I found for lining up the sentiment was to put in on my acrylic block right above the stitched stripe. It was easy to mold the sentiment to fit the waves and then you can remove the stripe before stamping the sentiment. It fit all the curves perfectly and was much easier than trying to wing it!

This inspiration challenge will run through the end of March. A winner will be chosen from the group of participants to win their own copy of Sewing Box - Hugs. Visit the Stamping Around blog for the details. Keep your eyes peeled for other participating DT members, too!

Have a great day!


Stamps: Sewing Box - Hugs - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry - Stampin' Up!; Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pale Plum - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger; Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko
Other: Copic markers; Spring Moss Satin Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; pink rhinestones; sewing machine

Friday, March 12, 2010

Button Birthday

I can't believe how fast the weeks are flying by! I leave for my trip next week! I've started to gather up a little of this and that, pulling some stuff together, doing a last minute push to get as much work done at work as possible. Things are starting to feel a little hectic, and I haven't had time to enjoy my studio for a few days. I have a stack (yes, a beautiful, new stack) of stamps from WMS that I haven't even opened yet. Its a crime, I tell ya. I hope to find a little time over the next few days.

Anyway, I've accumulated quite a few things I haven't shared with you yet, so that's where today's card comes from. I gave this to my niece for her birthday - again, no sentiment on front so it could be used for anything!

My inspiration came from this project I saw in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini.

This card was easy to make and could easily be done with faux stitching! I used a pencil to lightly draw in the grid pattern and then machine stitched it. The outside was stitched after I removed the thread from the machine. I adhered a button at each junction with a glue dot. I saved the sentiment and messge for the inside.

Fun and easy for a Friday! Hope you have a fantastic weekend, girlies!


Cardstock: Basic Black, Melon Mambo - Stampin' Up!
Other: Assorted Buttons - Stampin' Up!; sewing machine

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Hey friends!

How are you? We have been having some fantastic weather in Pittsburgh recently - it was almost 60 degrees today! Rain is headed our way, though, but hopefully the temperature stays mild. Maybe all the snow will finally melt out of my gutters?

Fun card for you today - perfect for any occasion.

I saw this card on Mercy's blog earlier this week and loved the layout. It went straight in my sketch book and I thought I'd use it for this one.

The crossword stamp is a Scrapblock from Cornish Heritage Farms. I think it is so fun! Just imagine the possibilities!

I stamped the crossword in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink onto Kraft cardstock. I did some fancy stitching around the outside (love it!) and added the scalloped portion to the bottom. The flowers were cut with my Slice and sprayed with Antique Linen Distress reinker and some Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls. The sentiment is from PTI's Say It With Style.

I picked up a few other Scrapblocks, so look for more fun stuff using them coming soon.

Some other reminders for you:

WMS is holding a St. Patrick's Day blog hop next Wednesday. You can check Claire's blog for the details and also pick up a fun button for your blog! Claire has created a few digi stamps if you want to participate but don't own anything St. Patricky :) She's the best, isn't she?

Also, WMS is sponsoring the challenges on the Stamping Around blog. The current color challenge runs until the 14th.

Thank you for visiting today - have a fabulous day!


Stamps: Crossword Scrapblock - Cornish Heritage Farms; Say It With Style - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Dusty Durango - Stampin' Up!; Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger; Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink
Other: Slice and Wedding Design Card - Making Memories; Scallop edge punch - Stampin' Up!; Fabric brad - K&Company; Antique Linen Distress Ink reinker, Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls - Ranger; sewing machine

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Table for Two

Today is another challenge day for the Serendipity Stamps Design Team. We were challenged to make a 1-2-3 card. One button or charm, two ribbons, and three layers. Fun!

I used one of the new spring releases, Table for Two.

I colored the table and chairs with Copic markers and then went over everything with a Spica glitter pen. When I was finished coloring, I stitched across the top and bottom of my image. Then I decided I would go looking for some patterned paper to match. Luckily, I had a pack of Basic Grey's Eva Collection, which has lots of raspberry and brown tones. I picked this fun floral-y pattern to use.

The cardstock is Purely Pomegranate, which is retired, but is so very close to Rose Red if you're looking for a similar color. I added a pretty frame shape that I cut with my Slice, my two ribbons and my one button to finish it off. This was fun! I liked the 'recipe' idea of card making. I even finished the inside, too - cute sentiment, huh?

Thank you for stopping in today, you won't want to miss what the other Design Team members have come up with!


Have a great day!


Stamps: Table for Two (1200QCL) - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Pannier from the Eva Collection - Basic Grey
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon - Stampin' Up!; Sweet Blush satin ribbon, Rustic Cream Button Twine, Dark Chocolate Vintage Button - Papertrey Ink; Slice and Wedding Design Card - Making Memories; Copic markers; Spica glitter pens; sewing machine

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Just a Little Note

I am in love with today's card.

(I think it has something to do with using Background Basics: Tin Types. I love that set.)

I even finished the inside, too! I rarely do that, but I was making a few cards for my Mom. Simple design, but ties in nicely with the front.

The card details are below if you're interested.

So, I've been keeping a whopper of a secret from you guys (mostly because I'm terrified to admit that its actually happening)! But, I have to come clean now. In a few weeks (eek! less than two), I am taking my first trip overseas. My college roommate and I are going to Europe! I am not a huge fan of flying, I can't say I do it often, but I have flown a handful of times. I think I'm getting myself worked up over the long flight that we'll have and not really thinking about the rest of the trip. So hopefully some talking about it will help. I plan to schedule some posts while I am gone, and am looking into the possibility of blog updates while I'm away. We are starting our trip in London (where I have relatives) and then heading across the North Sea to Amsterdam, Brussels, and Brugge. While we're there, we are going to meet up with another of our college roommates who will be traveling for work. It is exciting and terrifying, and I thank you for letting me share! Hopefully as the next few weeks fly by, I will start to feel ready for it!

Have a great day, you guys are the best!


Stamps: Background Basics: Tin Types, In Bloom, Floral Frenzy - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White - Papertrey Ink; Marigold Morning - Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Pretty Pastels - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Barely Banana, Marigold Morning, Sage Shadow - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger; True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: sewing machine

Monday, March 8, 2010

Posies a Plenty

Good morning, Monday, I see you are here again (too soon, if I may add).

Today I think will be short and sweet, with a little card that I made for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

This uses a background stamp called Posies a Plenty. I stamped it onto Night of Navy cardstock and then embossed it with Seafoam Embossing Powder from Creations Unlimited. The embossing powder also contains a powdered pigment so that not only do you get an embossed image, but the entire area shimmers like it would if you used a Pearl Ex or Perfect Pearls type powder. I'm sorry that it doesn't show up in the photo!

I added a few adhesive pearls to the flower centers and tied a bow using Ocean Tides satin. I sometimes like to leave off a sentiment - this card could be used for pretty much anything, then!

Hope you enjoy - have a great day!


Stamps: Posies a Plenty - Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Soft Sky - Stampin' Up!; White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Seafoam Embossing Powder - Creations Unlimited; Ocean Tides Satin Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; adhesive pearls

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pastel Easter Greetings

What a wild and crazy week!

The icing on the cake was when my email account was hacked yesterday afternoon and my entire address book was spammed. Seriously, spammers? Get a real job or something. Better yet, fall off the face of the earth.

Anyway - its Friday! Yay! Alice in Wonderland opens this weekend! Yay! The sun is shining! Double yay!

Today's card was made for my monthly stamp group that will be meeting tomorrow. I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge for my starting point.

Nothing says Easter like pastels! ;) I love these colors together: Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, and Lavender Moon. I stamped the plain egg from Spring Blessings onto paper from the Pretty Pastels collection. Also having a thing for the Apron Lace border punch recently, too!

This card makes me happy - it makes me think of Cadbury eggs :)

If any of you are in the Pittsburgh area and are interested, I always love to have new people come to my card group. Leave me a comment or shoot me an email!

Hope your weekend is fantastic, thanks so much for stopping by today!


Stamps: Spring Baskets - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Lavender Moon, Aqua Mist, Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Pretty Pastels Collection - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Basic Grey - Stampin' Up!
Other: Apron Lace border punch - Fiskars; Corner rounder - EK Success; Oval Nestabilities - Spellbinders

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Blessed By Your Kindness

Happy Wednesday, my friends. I hope you all enjoyed the new release blog hop for WMS. The contest ends tonight at midnight (eastern time) so make sure you have left your comments! I truly appreciate all the kind, wonderful things you've said and your continued enthusiasm for WMS!

Today's card showcases a favorite image of mine, the willow tree from Blessed By You.

The tree was stamped with Spanish Olive VersaMagic ink. I love the coverage these stamps get when using chalk inks. I thought it was fun stitching in a thread color other than white or off-white :) I need to remember how much I enjoy this!

A reminder that WMS is sponsoring the challenges this month on the Stamping Around blog. The current challenge is a springy, happy color challenge. Playing along gives you the chance to win a copy of the Spring Baskets stamp set. The color challenge runs through 3/14 and a new challenge will be issued on the 15th for the remainder of the month. Check it out!

Hope you have a great day - thank you for stopping by!


Stamps: Blessed By You - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Turning a New Leaf - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Spanish Olive VersaMagic - Tsukineko; Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink
Other: Sewing machine; button; linen thread

Monday, March 1, 2010

For My Dad

Hi there!

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps new release blog hop!

If you're hopping along with us, you should have come here by way of Lynn's blog. If you just happened to stop in, the fun starts with Claire on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog.

Prizes are also up for grabs for two lucky commenters! One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments left on one of the Design Team Members' blogs, the other will be chosen from the comments left on the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog. So let us know what you think of the new release!

For the past few days, I have been previewing Roses In Bloom; but today I thought I would share something using another new set, Very Vintage Labels No. 3.

Something a little different.. I used one of the smaller labels to create a simple patterned background. The little circle is also included in the Labels 3 set.

The sentiment is a mush of a few different words from the Little Box Labels set. I kept everything else simple, rounding the bottom corners and adding some silver brads. I thought we might all be able to use some man card ideas! I don't know about you, but I struggle!

So here's a recap.. three new sets are being released this month: Roses In Bloom, Very Vintage Labels No. 3, and Nestie Eggs. Digital papers are also a new addition to the store. They will be available this month in three patterns: Celtic Lunettes, Celtic Squares, and Victoriana. We also have an incredible guest, Jak Heath hopping along with us and a fun announcement - WMS is opening its own forum!

Your next stop along the hop is Bonnie. Don't forget about the prizes!

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Very Vintage Labels No. 3, Little Box Labels, Very Vintage Christmas - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy - Stampin' Up!; White, Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Not Quite Navy - Stampin' Up!
Other: Silver brads; White gel pen; corner rounder

Going on an Egg Hunt

Morning, all!

This month, Waltzingmouse Stamps is sponsoring the challenges on the Stamping Around blog. The first challenge is a color challenge!

Here is my card, using the Spring Baskets stamp set.

Fun, huh?

I paper pieced the daffodil blooms, the eggs, and even the little bee! A very springy card!

This color challenge will run through the 14th of March - then a new challenge will be issued. A winner will be chosen from the group of participants to win a copy of the Spring Baskets stamp set, too! For more information, please visit the Stamping Around blog. Bonnie and Julia have created samples for the challenge as well, so make sure to stop by their blogs, too.

The new release Blog Hop for Waltzingmouse Stamps will go live here at 2:00 pm Eastern time. Just like last month, we'll be hopping for prizes! Stop back then to see more of the new release and hear the contest details.

See you then!


Stamps: Spring Baskets - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, White, Kraft - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart from 2008 Bitty Dot Basics collection - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink; Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko
Other: Spring Moss satin ribbon, Rustic Cream button twine, Spring Moss Vintage button - Papertrey Ink; Apron Lace border punch - Fiskars; Stardust gel pen - Sakura; White gel pen - Signo; corner rounder; Copic markers