Saturday, May 1, 2010

WMS Birthday Blog Waltz

Happy First Birthday Waltzingmouse Stamps, and welcome to the May new release Blog Waltz!! Eight new stamp sets are being released today in honor of the occasion!

If you're waltzing along with us, you should have come here by way of Julia's blog. If you just happened to stop in, the fun starts with Claire on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog. Lynn will be the next stop after me, I have linked her blog up again below.

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! The contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on Monday, May 3rd. Winners will be announced on the WMS Blog on Tuesday.

Today we are celebrating the first birthday of WMS with a little cake! Click on the picture for a larger version.

Yum! This is a new addition to the Template Temptations - A Piece of Cake! The template includes the pattern for the bottom, top, and inside of the cake. They are all separate pieces, so it is up to you to decide how you want to decorate it! I used some of my favorite background stamps (Picnic Patterns and Off Beat Backgrounds) to make a delectable raspberry filled cake, with lots of icing!! ;)

Wouldn't these be beautiful favors for a small bridal shower or even for Mother's Day? I used a scallop border punch, a strip of pink glitter, and a tissue paper rose to jazz it up some!

For my card, I used some of the words from Fancy Phrases to create my background. Perfect for wishing Claire a big congratulations on the WMS first birthday. The polka dot frame is from the newly released Vintage Labels 10. The tissue paper roses were cut out of pink tissue paper using the Blooms Nestabilities. I stamped some of them with the flower from Big Blooms Chrysanthemum before scrunching them up. I used Claire's sketch for this one - I hope you had a chance to enter the contest!

I hope you enjoyed the previews of the new releases (all eight of them!) and the other birthday festivities. Lynn is your next stop along the waltz. Thank you for visiting, and have a great day!

#Anya

Recipe:
Cake Slice made using A Piece of Cake Template Temptations - WMS
Stamps: Off Beat Backgrounds, Picnic Patterns, Big Blooms Chrysanthemums - WMS
Cardstock: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Tourmaline Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Scalloped Scallop Border Punch - EK Success; Super Jumbo Scalloped Circle punch - Marvy; Pink tissue paper

Card:
Stamps: Fancy Phrases, Vintage Labels No. 10, Big Blooms Chrysanthemums, Off Beat Backgrounds - WMS
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Pink tissue paper; Adhesive rhinestone - Recollections; 3-in-1 Classic Butterfly Punch, Tourmaline Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Blooms Nestabilities - Spellbinders

73 comments:

  1. Your flowers are amazing. That cake would be perfect for a bridal shower. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Anya, I love the worded background you made, and the scallop "frosting" is perfect!

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  3. I love the plaid patterns and the yummy filling!

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  4. Yum! Can I have some cake? lol
    Pretty card. I like the subtle BG you created. Love the scallops on the cake frosting too. Very fun Anya!

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  5. Love scalloped icing and the sparkly raspberry filling! I also love the background on the card.

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  6. Very pretty gift set! That polka dot frame is beautiful & your slice of cake looks yummy!

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  7. Cindy HolshouserMay 1, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    I just made a hefty WMS purchase. These new sets are great.

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  8. Oh lovely! I just love this template! Your paper roses are gorgeous Anya.

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  9. Gorgeous touch to use the tea roses!!!! They are LUSH! Also love the scalloped edge to the box.
    Angela xxx.

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  10. lovely, lovely, lovely - what more can I say

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  11. Hello Anya

    Love your projects.

    Holly.

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  12. Just lovely, Anya! Love your stamped backgrounds and that cake (with yummy filling) is to die for!!

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  13. These are just beautiful!! I love the flowers, so pretty!!

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  14. Love your clever BG and the plaid sentiment BG, all finished off so perfectly with that fabby Labels 10 frame and your gorgeous flowers! PERFECTION!!!

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  15. Your flowers are lovely. Everything goes so well together.

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  16. Oh Anya - what a lovely combo. I just love how your photographed your cake box on a plate. How utterly clever. I'm afraid I've mucked up the waltz (looks like I missed a step) by getting mixed up on my time. *sigh*

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  17. MmmMmmm rasberry! Your cake has won me over!

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  18. I love the way you used the off beat backgrounds for the filling! What a great idea! I can so see this cake slice used for a shower gift - great idea!Thanks so much!

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  19. I like how you used the phrases as the subtle background on the card and the cake looks good enough to eat!

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  20. Your slice is fab and I love that you used stamps to create the layer in the middle...Creative thing you are! Color is divine as well!

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  21. So pretty - and your tissue flowers are gorgeous! I love making my own flowers like this, too :)

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  22. Hi Anya , great work with your card - love the background....the plaid and frame ....well everything really! The slice of cake looks good enough to eat!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Fabulous! Love how you used the words to create a background, the fun polka dot frame, the stamped plaid behind the sentiment, and the tissue paper roses. Lovely! :o)

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  24. Gorgeous!! Love what you did!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  25. Yummy Yum Anya! love your raspberry cake with the gorgeous flower - the filling looks delish!! and the plaid bg inside the labels 10 on your card looks super!

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  26. Great cake 'n card set, Anya - TFS!

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  27. Very pretty projects Anya. Love the flower embelishments.

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  28. great projects and love the handmade flowers you used on them

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  29. This is so sweet and very pretty

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  30. Gorgeous card and cake box...really pretty flowers,lovely work,

    Take care
    San x

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  31. Beautiful card and box - I've already placed my order, so am already waiting anxiously for it to make it across the pond!

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  32. I just love this raspberry set! Marvelous use of the plaid stamps!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421@yahoo.com

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  33. Super beauteous Anya! The colours are amazing - I am so lame when it comes to commenting - I honestly just love it all!!

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  34. Scrummylicious!
    The cake boxes would be perfect for a kids birthday party too filled with a slice of real cake for the kids to take home - yummy!

    Luv'n'Stuff
    Max
    xx

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  35. I love love LOVE the paper flowers!!!

    I also just love how you put the plaid background only behind your frame on the card - why don't I think of these things?

    Beautiful!!

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  36. Love this!!! The Labels are so coming home with me and you flowers are nice little friends for the stamped image!

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  37. Beautiful flowers and cake box!!

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  38. Great card and cakebox! Love the flowers!
    DeniseB

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  39. Anya, this is sensational, all of the little details are so beautiful and well thought out!! Thank you so much!!

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  40. Just beautiful! LOVE your projects!

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  41. What a luscious cake slice- raspberry is my all-time favourite!
    And your card is adorable - (I'm going to try stamping on my flowers next time) THANKS.

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  42. What a beautiful card and cake Anya!
    Love the hand made flowers!!!

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  43. Sandy in EppingMay 1, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Anya, aren't Claire's templates just the cleverest? And so appropriate for a celebration, too.
    Your choice of colors to decorate your cake makes me wish that raspberries were already in season.
    Now, if Montreal were to win the Stanley Cup this year, I just KNOW he would let ME celebrate with the whole kit and caboodle from this release ;-D

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  44. The flowers are just so pretty, I really love them.

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  45. Stunning Anya! I love your cut-out frame, the text background and the raspberry-filled cake. Reminds me of our wedding cake!

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  46. Lovin' the flowers and the bling and the subtle plaid background. Sweet as cake!

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  47. Just BEAUTIFUL and perfect for a bridal shower! Your cake looks yummy and I love the layer of raspberry.

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  48. Love the color combo... so yummy.

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  49. Love that scalloped edge and the striking raspberry color against the light cake...YUMMY just like filling!

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  50. Just beautiful, Anya! Your flowers are so delicate and real looking, I just love them! And I love that you scalloped the edge of your lid. What a nice touch!

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  51. Such a wonderful set Anya, I love everything about it!!

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  52. GREAT JOB !!! Love it !!

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  53. Love the soft colours, and the flowers are fab. Really like the stamped phrase background too, and the plaid jam!

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  54. It is really difficult to find words for all of you, since each and every member of the DT makes me more wow-ing over here. You have done gorgeous work - love everything in it!

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  55. Wow, These are just fabulous - they actually made me gasp because they are so beautiful. I love the way you combined sentiments and stamped your own background, really great idea. The cake box and card are both amazing projects in their own right, but together they are just exquisite :)

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  56. Thank you for sharing such lovely creations. It was fun seeing all of the different sets used, particularly the Fancy Phrases as background paper.

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  57. What an exquisite piece of cake that I can feast my eyes on and not gain an ounce. Love what you have created.

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  58. Very pretty gift set!!! The raspberry filling looks so delicous! The flower is gorgeous.

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  59. OH MY GOSH! waht a brilliant idea to add raspberry filling!! love the card and the cake!

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  60. Love your projects, Anya! The slice of cake is delectable. And the card.....I love how you created the background. I'll have to try that!

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  61. OMGoodness, Anya, these are gorgeous!!! I adore your tissue flowers... I never thought to make them of tissue! I'll have to try that. And your presentation is beautiful, too. I love your plate!

    Hugs!
    Lisa

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  62. Love the way you made the frame on the card...the cake is delicious...this blog waltz is fantastic...full of so many wonderful ideas.

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  63. I realize that it's all about WMS waltz and your card and cake are fantastic. I just gotta tell ya that the plate your cake is on is my favorite.

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  64. Not only a blog waltz but a tea party with cake! Charming and clean lines at the same time - nice!

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  65. Looks a little TOO yummy...Great job and a beautiful take on the "slice"! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Gosh Anya, I adore your tissue paper roses!! They are so fabby and shabby and chic!! Love the label frame too!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  67. Mmmm! I like the raspberry filling on your cake!

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  68. I love the filling in your cake! As always, great projects, Anya!

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  69. Enjoyed reading/following your page.Please keep it coming. Cheers!

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