Sunday, November 7, 2010

WMS November Release Blog Waltz

Hi! Welcome to the November release blog waltz for Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Four new stamp sets are being released today, now available for purchase in the WMS store.

You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog and Joan will be your next stop. Claire is the start of the waltz, so you might want to head there first if you just happened to visit me today! :)

I have a very special project to share with you today, one that showcases the amazing possibilities and unique design of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas! I used the window image (that is built into the Labels 14 shape) and the coordinating accessories to create an advent calendar.

There is a little box for each day leading up to Christmas, with the window in front that opens to reveal a treat inside! The windows were so fun to decorate - Santa's even there! The numbers are from Victorian Alphabet. I filled the boxes with little wooden ornaments that I found at my local craft store.

The boxes are sized to fill the 12 x 12 shadowbox frame, so it was not necessary to use any adhesive to keep the boxes in the frame. They can be removed as needed! Once things settle down a bit, I'll share a more detailed post with the box pattern and materials info if you'd like to re-create this. I promise you that it is not as complicated as it looks!

As usual, Blog Waltz prizes are up for grabs for two lucky commenters! One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments left on one of the Design Team 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 Tuesday, November 9th. Winners will be announced on the WMS Blog.

The details for November's Friends of WMS Blog Waltz have also been announced. More information is here on the blog, where you can also pick up the Blog Waltz graphic.

So glad that you could stop by today, have fun waltzing! Your next stop is Joan!

Anya

120 comments:

  1. Wow what a great idea and you did an amazing job! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. WOW.

    This is amazing!!

    I love how you made each window different...I'm sure this will be treasured every year!

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  3. This is a fab idea! Love the idea of using the windows for an advent calendar!

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  4. Oh what an amazing piece of work! Wow!

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  5. Anya I LOVE this.. What a FABULOUS idea..
    Have a GREAT day!

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  6. Oh my goodness what a FAB idea!!Amazing project!!

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  7. What can I say???????? This is truly amazing!!!!

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  8. Thanks for sharing this great idea, i love the little windows!!

    Hugs Yvon.

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  9. What a gorgeous creation Anya! My parents always gave us an advent calendar each Christmas season so this really brings back memories. What a clever creative design! LOVE IT!!

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  10. Oh my goodness Anya! This Advent calendar is AMAZING!!! I am in awe!!! So creative and full of so much detail!

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  11. WOW!!!! This is absolutely incredible! Just WOW!

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  12. I'm blown away! This is a show-stopper for sure! A brilliant idea - perfectly executed! I can't wait to have my own Twas the Night Before set to make one of these... my daughter will love finding the sweet surprises behind the sweet windows!

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  13. Jimmeny Cricket! That is the MOST fabulous thing, Anya! I love Advent calendars, but this shadow box is a showstopper! I'll stay tuned for the deets...but I am not convinceed that it is "easy" to make like you say :) :) FABULOUS!

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  14. Anya, your Advent Calendar is stupendous!!!! I can't quite believe my eyes!! What an amazing use of the shutter stamp and so many other cute little images. It is just too gorgeous for words!!! Fantastic work!!

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  15. OMGoodness...this is amazing!

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  16. OMG! What a wonderful, creative use of this set. We always had an advent calendar in our house. What memories this brings back.

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  17. I'm speechless! this is so clever and beautiful.

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  18. How cute is this!!What an awesome idea to make an advent calendar!

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  19. Love the advent calendar idea...that is so creative and such a great use of this set!!!

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  20. Wow! Looks like a lot of work, but well worth it in the end! Beautiful job!

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  21. This is absolutely AMAZING!
    I keep staring at the photo and each little window!

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  22. Wow! Your advent calendar is amazing!!

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  23. Oh my gosh! This is just fantastic! What a great project to do for my kids. I love it!

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  24. Anya,

    Oh, it tickles! What an ingenious idea with perfect execution. I look forward to the instructions for this special Christmas project.

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  25. What a delightful advent calendar! Some lucky recipient is going to have this keepsake for many years to come!

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  26. brillant use of that stamp set and it looks like so much fun

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  27. Amazing detail, Anya! What a great project! Very creative!

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  28. Anya

    This is wonderful!! I love the Advent calender; it's such a brilliant idea. The window decorations are so sweet. I love it!

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  29. Anya, this is truly a lovely project! It pays homage to the wonder of the holidays and the true inspiration that WMS provides all of us. I appreciate all the time and effort that you put into making this wonderful work of art. It's gong to be a necessity this holiday!!

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  30. Oh my!! What a stunning piece of artwork!! Just love it!!

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  31. Wauw, Anya! This is amazing!! You must have been very busy with this, but what an amazing result here! I love it! All those cute little windows and definitely the nicest advent calender I ever saw! Sure you will have alot of fun with this in December!!! Sooo pretty!

    Hugs, Wendy

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  32. Oh my goodness, what a spectacular project!!! Really amazing work!

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  33. This is an amazing project....top marks for creativity!

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  34. WOW! This is beyond gorgeous! What a clever idea - I love advent calendars!

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  35. OMG, what an amazing advent calendar! This is just beautiful and so inspiring!

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  36. One word covers it! FABULOUS!!!! over the top creative!
    Pam Going Postal

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  37. OH My! This is an amazing project! Just beautiful!I have always loved the Advent Calendar & now that my kids are grown I do things like this for my Grandniece.

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  38. Oh, my word! Absolutely amazing and so beautifully detailed, Anya! Stunning design and decorative piece!

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  39. OMG! I can't even begin the fathom how much work went into this and it is stunning! This is truly breathtaking. What an incredible job, BRAVO!

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  40. Anya, I always love your creations - and this time you have blown me away! This Advent Calendar is delightful. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

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  41. What a fantastic idea, a really great project.

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  42. love advent calendars and yours is just fantastic - you did a wonderful job!

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  43. Oh my - you said it's isn't hard but it sure looks it!!! It's amazing! Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful happy holiday season.

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  44. What an amazing project! I never would have thought of this, but it is just adorable! I can't wait til you share how you made it!

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  45. O.M.G.!!! What a stunning Advent calendar!

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  46. Oh Anya, this is fantastic! I am so impressed!

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  47. Anya, fantastic project! I am in love with those windows! Great use of them on this shadowbox!
    DeniseB

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  48. This is a work of art. It is just beautiful. The detail is amazing.

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  49. Stunningly clever! This rocks, Anya! Love the different window designs and the Santa sleigh on Christmas day is perfect. Wow!
    April C.

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  50. Amazingly creative! This is beautiful!

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  51. wowzers this is brilliant it would take me forever to make this i love it xx

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  52. ACKKKKK! THUD!! Pick me up off the floor girlie! This is ultra fabulous! I am now picking my jaw up off the floor.....

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  53. Your Advent Calendar is simply a masterpiece!

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  54. Very fun advent calender. :)

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  55. Whew...that looks like a lot of work but it is truly gorgeous!

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  56. I can't wait to see the tutorial!! This looks so fabulous!

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  57. Holy guacamole' woman! (I live in AZ... if made correctly guacamole can in deed bring on a holy experience! LOL)
    This is so cool! I can't wait to see how you made this.
    Amazing.... Wow.. . . . I'll be back just to stare at this. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  58. What a spectacular project, Anya! Perfect use of these pretty stamps!

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  59. Wowsers!
    I'm looking forward to coming back to see how you made this.
    It's a beautiful way to count down to Christmas.

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  60. I can't wait to see how you made this fabulous piece! this is gorgeous and what fun it would be for the grandkids. Amazing!

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  61. You say it is not as complicated as it looks, but it sure looks like you put a lot of time into this calender. The details are fabulous--each little window is so cute. The whole thing kind of looks like an apartment building. : )

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  62. Wow!! this is amazing: what a great project!

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  63. How lovely! Reminds me of the Advent calendars of old. Very nice!!

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  64. Anya. Wow!! I just called everyone in my family to come and peek at this one. This is *absolutely* amazing!!! What a GORGEOUS project - it's such a treat to look at!

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  65. OMG - this is fantastic. Lovely work as usual. I love the sense of fun behind number 25!

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  66. This is so cool!! It does look like a lot of work...I'd love to know how you did it.

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  67. That's incredible! I have an advent caledar here to make...one of the wooden ones with drawers...this is an awesome idea!

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  68. wow!
    What a fabulous idea made so beautifully.

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  69. Oh my goodness - your Advent calendar is fabulous! You've been busy. I love all details - very creative.

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  70. OH the cleverness of you!! this is such a great use of the window stamp!! and to line those windows up so near-perfectly... brilliant!! I will be right behind Jen.. peaking in to see how this came together.

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  71. Such a creative idea Anya, I love the way you made each window opening unique.

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  72. This is a lovely advent calendar!

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  73. Anya--Wow, this is an amazing project. It is so impressive and just incredibly awesome--again, WOW!

    Chris L.

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  74. I hope things settle down quickly around your house so you can share the how-to's of the AMAZING advent calendar....simply spectacular!

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  75. this is s ocreative-hpw perfect for kids to pe each day in anticipation of christmas

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  76. Wow!!! Wow!!! Turned out fabulous!

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  77. what agreat calendar must have taken you ages to make. Thanks for showing it. Also love the candles you made, they would make great xmas gifts

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  78. Hi Anya,
    Funny but when I saw the window stamp being used on Claire's blog the other day, I thought it would be perfect for an advent calender - and you've just proven me right! WOW! This is amazing and now I'm even more excited and eager for my order to arrive!

    Luv'n'Stuff
    Max
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    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

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  79. Your advent calendar has left me speechless; it's truly a work of art! It's so beautiful that it is something that I would keep and treasure.

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  80. Oh my this is amazing!! So creative. I love how you made each window different!!

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  81. What a gorgeous keepsake you made and what a breathtakingly beautiful job you did.
    It is just perfect.

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  82. Such a fantastic idea!!!! Love what you created!!!

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  83. Great job, you did a lot of work on this project. It is special.
    thank you for sharing,
    Gale

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  84. Living in Germany I have seen my share of Advent calendars. Yours takes the cake! Such lovely work.

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  85. Your calendar is adorable and so beautiful.

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  86. This is an incredible project! When I saw this set of windows, I knew there would be so many possibilities; your calendar is wonderful.

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  87. Oh. My. Word.

    This is ink-redible.

    Love, love, LOVE it.

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  88. OMG!!!! This advent calendar is amazing!!!!!

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  89. oh I really think this is the most amazing Advent calendar ever - speechless.
    these stamps are just wow.
    Ann xxx

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  90. Amazing amount of work, details, elements... simply stunning.

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  91. Wow! What time it must've taken to make this. I hope whoever gets this appreciates all you put into it. So wonderful.

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  92. What a fabulous idea! I can't believe all the work you put into this!?!

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  93. Nice work, but it must have taken a lot of work. I hope the recipient really appreciates it.

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  94. Truly amazing, Anya! I can't wait to see the post coming with more details of this. Super job.

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  95. Amazing! I can't wait to see the full tutorial! What a great idea!

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  96. WOW! amazing project, Anya! Love love love it!

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  97. I came to you via Inspirations and now I'm waltzing round so many! Your advent calendar is exquisite!
    JoZarty

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  98. Whoa, that looks like a lot of work. Anxious to see the tutorial and see if I could actually re-create your masterpiece. Good Job!

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  99. Um....wow
    this is a seriously fantastic project.
    And I can't wait for the detailed post, cause it does look like it took you hours !!!!

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  100. This project is a work of art. You are an artist. I can't wait for you to post the how to do it. I will try it for sure. CONGRAT.

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  101. wow - this is absolutely impressive. fantabulous. i love advents calendars. it's something from my childhood that i love having. i would love love to see the tutorial for this!

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  102. What a wonderful project! This is beautiful.

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  103. Wow, this is absolutley fabulous. You put a lot of time in to your advent calendar.

    Carrie

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  104. Your project is wonderful and I eagerly look forward to your tutorial. Beautiful!

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  105. Amazing - love the windows & your decorating of the windows individually. The colours are lovely & soft & as for the idea - well, that leaves me speechless.
    Paula (PEP)
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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  106. What a fabulous project, love all the little details in the windows, and santa flying off in his sleigh on the 25th.

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  107. Wow! What a wonderful project. Thank you for sharing :)

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  108. I L-O-V-E love this advent calendar idea!! Thanks.

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  109. Seriously, when do you sleep! This project is incredible...I knew when you were the next stop on the hop that I was in for a treat. You made my jaw hit the floor! I'm trying to hurry and visit all the DT blogs and leave comments on a chance to win. But sometimes you just have to linger a little longer...
    Kudos, my PA sister! :o)

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  110. This is awesome! Very creative. Love it. :o)

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  111. Hi Anya

    This is so stunning love it!
    On the waltz I missed your blog I don't know why but I am Happy I saw it now..so gorgeous.

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  112. No freakin' way!!!!!!!!! This is beyond wonderful!!! Wowsers, Anya!!!

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  113. omg what a labor of love this must have been! Its absolutely gorgeous!

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