Friday, April 30, 2010

Thinking About You

Happy Friday! Welcome to the last day of previews for the Waltzingmouse Stamps May release! Eight new sets will be released tomorrow!

WMS is also celebrating its first birthday, and there are *lots* of things going on! But first, I want to show you my card for today. I have a secret: this card is my favorite. I just love it. Is that ok to share? :)

I used elements from three new sets on this card: Big Blooms Chrysanthemums, Picnic Patterns, and Fancy Phrases. If you've been following the previews, you've seen more of Fancy Phrases elsewhere, but let me add my two cents. You will want this set. You will see it and fall in love. There are over 25 unique sentiments in a mixture of delicious fonts and 8 decorative elements (Claire shared some of these here). It it certainly the type of unique set we've come to love from WMS! :)

So back to the card. I stamped and cut and distressed and layered. The floral background pattern was stamped onto a piece of cardstock and then cut using one of the Small Labels Nestabilities. The flowers are the small and medium solid chrysanthemums and are easier to cut out than they might seem. I think they would be beautiful in red and gold at Christmas. Yummy!
So, some things you need to know:

- Claire is having a ginormous sketch challenge contest where you could win all eight of the sets being released this month! More details are here on the WMS blog.

- Claire is running a shipping promotion on May 1st and May 2nd – just in time for the new release! Orders that exceed £50 will receive free shipping. That is about $77 at today’s exchange rate. All store purchases will count, even digi products! That is a fantastic deal.

- Tomorrow (Saturday) we will be having our monthly new release Blog Waltz. The Waltz will start on Claire's blog at 2:00 pm Eastern. We will have the usual contests, so make sure you stop in!

- And finally, check out Bonnie, Lisa, Laurie, Jennifer, Julia, and Claire's blogs today for their previews.

Thanks for bearing with me and thanks for stopping in! I hope your Friday is fantastic!!


Stamps: Big Blooms Chrysanthemum, Picnic Patterns, Fancy Phrases (to be released May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Groovy Guava - Stampin' Up!; Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger; True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Picket Fence Distress Stickles - Ranger; Labels Small Nestabilities - Spellbinders; sewing machine


  1. This is a stunner. So far I am liking all the previews. I sure love the look of the large sentiments like the one on this card. Great job Anya.

  2. A gorgeous design you've made here.... very ace indeed! Yep, red and gold at christmas would so work with these stamps!
    Angela xxx.

  3. Wow- love your clustered layered flowers and leaves Anya! the colors on this are wonderful!

  4. I can see why you love's incredible Anya.

  5. Beautiful card Anya! The colors are so stunning together!

  6. Oh, spectacular card, Anya! I love all of those pretty blooms!

  7. An absolute stunner Anya!! so gorgeous!! Than you!

  8. Beautiful Anya! These colours are gorgeous together!

  9. This is so jaw-dropping gorgeous!!! WOW!


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