Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June WMS Blog Waltz

Good morning!

Today the Waltzingmouse Stamps Design Team is having their monthly blog waltz. If you're waltzing along, you should have arrived here from Lynn's blog. I'm the last stop on the waltz, so if you just happened to stop by, head over to the Waltzingmouse Blog for the start of the waltz.

Normally this is release day, but since last month was such a large release, Claire is holding off releasing any new stamps this month. July, though, will be full of *wonderful* sets (trust me!). So this month, the Design Team is doing sort of a retrospective using stamps from previous releases.

I decided to create my card with the first stamp set I ever purchased from WMS. As soon as I saw it, I was hooked. It is still one of my favorite sets!

And its never too early for Halloween cards! This, my dears, is Halloween Party. And as soon as you start to use it, you'll be coming up with all sorts of creepy, spooky ideas!

The orange background was stamped with the plaid stamp from Off Beat Backgrounds. The witch and bats were stamped and cut out. I layered a purple glittered cardstock strip onto some die cut scallops. Doesn't it make you want to break out your Halloween stamps? I sure do!

As usual, 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!

I also want to send a quick shout out to Carly, who shared the great tip to use a wooden cutting board in your photo tent. I am always looking for ways to improve my photos, and I thought this was a great idea - thank you Carly!

Have a great day, friends!

#Anya

Recipe:
Stamps:
Halloween Party, Off Beat Backgrounds - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Going Gray, Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango - Stampin' Up!; Plum Pudding, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink - Ranger
Other: Charoite glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Large Scallop Border die - Papertrey Ink

56 comments:

  1. Really fun - love it.
    Ann xxx

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  2. Here I am still entralled with my new PLAID stamps from Off-Beat Backgrounds and Pic-Nic Patterns, and now you throw stripes at me! I may never put away these sets! That witch is the most fabulous witch stamp EVER, isn't it? Spooktacular card!

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  3. Mega fun, love it! Off Beat Backgrounds has to be my most used set... great ides to do the stripes.
    Angela xxx.

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  4. I love the colour combo you've used here Anya!! Definitely evokes the sprit of Halloween.....which, of course, we don't really get into down here....but I'm prepping myself for seeing more of these on the blogs in the months to come. Love, love, love the glittery strip. xxx

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  5. I always loved that little witch - she reminds me of an Arthur Rackham illustration - an artist I've always loved. A lovely Halloween card Anya.

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  6. Great card with this super image Anya. I think Ikea will have a run on those cutting boards I read the post from Carly too!!!!

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  7. Love your Halloween card. Job well done.

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  8. Anya, This is adorable.
    Even though I am not a big fan of Hallowe'en, I HAD to get this set for the little witch alone-tooo darn cute for words. I may just have to make up an excuse to give a party, right?

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  9. HAH! WE used the same set - love the colours in this Anya! Perfect!

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  10. That's cute! I love the glitter.

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  11. Cute card, love the background.

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  12. I love this set too! great BG stamping (of course!) the colors look super on this - love the sparkly purple 'carpet' Anya!

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  13. Love the diagonal stamped stripes! :) Such a fun card!

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  14. love who you combined two stamp set on this card. It looks great

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  15. This is my most favorite set and I so love what you did with it - Gorgeous! The photo looks fabulous too with the wood!!

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  16. Fabulous card -- LOVE it -- one of my favs of Claire's stamps!!!

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  17. Yes, this is definitely going to the top of the wishlist after seeing yours and Bonnie's cards!!!

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  18. What a great card...that witch is the best! I may need to place a Halloween order soon!

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  19. I left this comment on a couple of the other ladies blogs, but this is one of my favorite WMS stamps! This witch alone is worth the price of the entire set! Fab card, I love the addition of the purple!

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  20. Anya, you have inspired me more than anyone to start creating my own background paper! Great job!!

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  21. Fabulous Anya! I love this and the glittery strip!!!

    thanks for sharing the cutting board tip!
    blessings!

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  22. What a fun Halloween card! I'm liking that striped orange background. So cute!

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  23. I think its time to make Halloween cards!! lol, If I start now I might remember your technique.

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  24. What a fabulous card! Love the glitter!

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  25. How fun - love how you cut out your images and mounted them on your card! Have a wonderful day : )

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  26. Love how you stamped the background for the card. And the purple glitter is just the right touch!

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  27. Thats a lovely card. As for halloween in June - my daughter was wearing her black and purple halloween top today!

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  28. I loved the glitter accent - now you have my fall creative juices flowing!

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  29. Darn it! This was the one set I forgot to order last month - couldn't believe I could do that!!! Love what you've done with it.

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  30. It's fab Anya, I love the purple glitter 'path' she's standing on!!! Thank you so much!

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  31. Purple and orange - classic combo. I am loving the background idea.

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  32. Cute Halloween card!!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Did it again. Forgot my name. I posted the last comment.

    Carol F

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  34. Great Halloween card....thanks for sharing it.

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  35. Yes! Halloween, my fav! Love that you used Off Beat Backgrounds. That is one of my fav WMS sets. Great card!

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  36. I am now so in the mood for Halloween! Love your card. The background is fantastic.

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  37. Love your background--it's brilliant! And that witch is the best witch ever. I don't make Halloween projects, but I want this set anyway, LOL!

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  38. LOVE this Halloween set - your card is wonderful!

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  39. Anya,
    What a perfectly spooky card! I love the purple glitter and the silhouette of the witch is amazing! Nice.

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  40. Simply put...this is adorable...Making me want to pull out my Halloween stamps! Love the glitter and the design!

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  41. Another Halloween cutie! I love it! hugs,

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  42. I love it, and love that two dt girls made Halloween cards :)

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  43. Ah... another Halloween card! One of the other DTs did a Halloween card too. Well why not? It's a great set! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Fun card - love that dash of purple!

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  45. Excellent Halloween card especially with that wonderful witch!

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  46. wow a really fun card, love the colours and I really love those off beat background stamps, i have to get them!

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  47. Love your card and also love the halloween stamp but we don't celebrate halloween so no need to make cards I am sad to say.

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  48. It only takes one WMS set and you are hooked, doesn't it? ;) Love that glittery purple strip! Very nice Halloween card!

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  49. Great card. I loved this blog hop! I got to see so many creative blogs. Thank you!

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  50. great card love the background pattern and glitter, so much fun!

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  51. Such a spooky card! Love the shimmery purple accent piece!

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  52. silhouettes on the card are so perfectly cut. Grat slection of papers, too. Very creative. thanks

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  53. Love that witch image...I don't have many Halloween stamps and I think I need that one! Love the background you made and the pop of purple glitter!

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