Saturday, April 30, 2011

WMS May Release Day Three

Morning, dears! Today is Day 3 of the previews for the Waltzingmouse Stamps May release. Today is a good day! Today we are previewing two new sets.. two lovely sets full of incredible images that have been requested many times. Today is Dainty Doilies day! :)

I struggled taking pictures of today's projects, so I hope you can see everything ok.

For my first project, I used the Dainty Doilies, Large set to make some home decor.

I'm in the midst of a kitchen redesign, and I made this piece to coordinate with my new colors (a little paint can work wonders, I tell ya!)

I started with a 14-1/2 by 7-1/2 inch wooden frame that I spray painted white and then distressed with sandpaper. I stamped and embossed three different doilies onto three different patterned papers. Many of the images in this set coordinate with the Big Scalloped Circles Large Nestabilities from Spellbinders. I used these to cut the coordinating shapes, the rest I hand cut with some sharp scissors.

I layered the doilies and added a vintage button to the center. I adhered each of them to a piece of patterned paper and then put it in the frame. It is lovely!

My next project is for this week's sketch challenge. You can pop over to the Sketch Challenge Blog to see the sketch and play along.

I started by trimming the edge of my cardstock with a corner rounder. I used the old corner-rounder-with-the-guide-off trick to get my scallops. One of the smaller doilies from Dainty Doilies, Large just happened to fit in that space perfectly.

I stamped the same image repeatedly in London Fog Memento Ink until I filled up my card front. Then I went in with some Copic markers and colored selected areas.

This one is sentiment-less... but who needs an occasion to send a card, right?

So maybe you've seen the Graphic t-shirt trend.. there are tons of tops popping up with bold patterns on them. Take these examples from Macy's and Kohl's... can you guess where I'm going with this?

Don't you love it? I used a combination of images from both the Dainty Doilies, Large set and Dainty Doilies 2, Small to make my own super cute doily graphic tee!

I used Jet Black Archival Ink from Ranger and stamped directly onto a (previously washed and dried) cheapo t-shirt! Here's a list of Ranger's fabric safe products if you're interested.

I planned my design out first on scratch paper so I had a layout that I was pleased with before I started. I put a piece of foam in between the layers and stamped away. Once the ink was dry, I heat set the design with an iron on the cotton setting.

Now that's pretty nifty, don't you think?

So I will tell you right now that I haven't even scratched the surface with these wonderful stamps! I have so many ideas, I can't wait to keep playing! These designs are just gorgeous. I can't wait to see what the other DT ladies have come up with.

Let me know what you think! Tomorrow these stamps will be available for purchase. The store will be stocked at 2 pm EST and we'll be waltzing. We still have one more stamp sets to share, its another fab one!

See you tomorrow!



Framed Doily Decor
Stamps: Dainty Doilies, Large (available May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Patterned Paper: Basics Collection (Inventory) - Basic Grey; The Thrift Shop (Near Mint) - October Afternoon; For the Record (Stamp of Approval) - Echo Park Paper Co.; Stella & Rose (Gertie "You & Me" Numbers Paper) - My Minds Eye
Ink: VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Big Scalloped Circles Large Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Vintage buttons; Wood photo frame

WMSC45 Card
Stamps: Dainty Doilies, Large (available May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: London Fog Memento Ink - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Corner Rounder - EK Success; Copic markers; Embroidery thread; Spacers and jump rings

Doily Graphic T-shirt
Stamps: Dainty Doilies, Large, Dainty Doilies 2, Small (available May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Cotton t-shirt

Friday, April 29, 2011

WMS May Release Day Two

Hi there, friends! How are you today? Today is Day 2 of the previews for the Waltzingmouse Stamps May release. Today we are featuring a new set called Join Us.

I am positive that Join Us will be your go-to set for invitations of any type. It contains formal elements as well as some more casual ones and covers loads of different occasions!

How about a summer shindig? I combined sentiments from Join Us with the picnic basket and gifts images from Bountiful Baskets Additions for an easy invitation to a barbecue or picnic. The red gingham background reinforces that tablecloth feeling, don't you think?

I love red paired with aqua and the pop of black. After 40 years of teaching in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, my Uncle is retiring this June. I think this little cutie might morph itself into invitations to his retirement party.

Now something a bit more formal.. the background design was created using one of the decorative elements included in the set. The 'Join Us' and 'For Dinner' sentiments are two separate stamps, so you can easily customize for your specific occasion. From baby to holidays to just drinks, this set has you covered!

I also love that Join Us contains elements to create thank you cards for a party or event you may have attended. For this card I combined elements to create a thank you 'checklist.'

I used the open square image from Free Spirit - Boy; its just a little thing but it was perfect for my check boxes.

Don't you love that great big thank you stamp, too?

Here's a close up. I used a fine tip pen to check my boxes, and tied some baker's twine around the cardstock before adding a tiny clothespin. I love the way the elements fit together and add to the fun feel of this!

So you know the drill - here are links to the other gals!

You won't want to miss tomorrow!!


Picnic Celebration Card
Stamps: Bountiful Baskets Additions, Join Us, Gingham & Co. (available May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; Cool Caribbean - Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Restoration Collection - Crate Paper
Ink: Riding Hood Red - Stampin' Up!; Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Pther: Standard Circles Large - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Charcoal Baker's Twine - The Twinery; Copic markers; Buttons; Sewing machine

Join Us for Dinner Card
Stamps: Join Us (available May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Blushing Bride - Stampin' Up!; Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Blushing Bride, Going Gray - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Silk Ribbon - May Arts; Adhesive rhinestone - Recollections

Thank You Checklist Card
Stamps: Free Spirit - Boy, Join Us (available May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Fine Linen - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: For the Record - Echo Park Paper Co.
Ink: Real Red - Stampin' Up!
Other: Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers; Red Baker's Twine - Martha Stewart Crafts; Mini clothespin

Thursday, April 28, 2011

WMS May Release Day One

Good morning! Isn't this such an exciting time? Today starts the previews of the new sets being released by Waltzingmouse Stamps on May 1. Five new sets are being released this month, and each is more fantastic than the next. Today Claire and the Design Team will be sharing previews of a new background set, Gingham & Co.

As the name implies, there is more to this set than just gingham patterns. I used the reverse polka dot image to create my background pattern. As with all of the WMS background stamps, they are larger than a typical card size, so there's no need to try and line up the edges. Having a piece of foam or a mousepad handy to add some extra cushion while you're stamping is helpful, too!

I stamped the reverse polka dots in white ink onto Kraft cardstock. Isn't this look so soft and yummy? Speaking of yummy, this is the largest of the gingham patterns in the set. I love how it adds such a vintage country feel to things. The pansies and sentiment are from the Afternoon Tea Sentiments set.

The pansies were colored with Copic markers and cut out. You might also see a little sneak peek there of another set we'll feature later this weekend!

Next, some simple gift packaging that would be great for Mom!

I upcycled a tea tin and added some gingham-stamped paper to create a little gift. I chose a light and dark colored purple to work with, and then added a medium colored purple ribbon to finish it off.

To create my tag, I punched a circle from a post it note to serve as a mask. Then I stamped the gingham pattern and removed the mask. Then I used a larger circle to cut out the tag, leaving the little gingham border around the outside. Pretty, isn't it? The sentiment is another new one :)

And a shot of the goodies, which are almost just as important as the packaging - especially when we're talking Cadbury chocolates!

I must confess, I've saved my favorite card for last. Pinwheels are popping up everywhere now, and inspired by a photo I saw on Pinterest, I knew I needed some gingham pinwheels.

*Happy sigh* :)

I started by stamping the gingham pattern onto some scrap cardstock and then punched bits out with a square punch. I also punched out some plain squares. I trimmed these in half to create the pinwheel pattern and after assembling, I stitched it all together. The final size of this card is 5-1/4 inches square.

I added a strip of cardstock to the bottom that I had stamped with some new sentiments. I liked the phrase-building capabilities - you'll see more later!

SO?! What do you think? I'd love to hear! Here are links to the other DT ladies sharing their previews... I can't wait to see what they've made!

I'll be back with more previews tomorrow - I hope to see you then!

Have a great day!


Feel Better Soon Card
Stamps: Afternoon Tea Sentiments, Gingham & Co., Dainty Doilies 2 - Small (available May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight - Stampin' Up!; Kraft, Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, White - Stampin' Up!; Rich Cocoa Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Copic markers - Imagination International, Inc.; sewing machine

Yum Treat Tin
Stamps: Gingham & Co., Dainty Doilies (available May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Lavender Lace, Perfect Plum, Concord Crush - Stampin' Up!
Other: Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; 1-3/8", 1-1/8" circle punch - EK Success; Crochet thread; recycled tea tin

Gingham Pinwheel Birthday Card
Stamps: Gingham & Co., Say It Loud (available May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; Tempting Turquoise - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Groovy Guava - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink, Jet Black Archival Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: 1-1/4" square punch - EK Success; sewing machine

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Christmas at Your House - WMSCCC04

Whew, I know - didn't we just do this? Maybe, but today I am playing along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Christmas Card Challenge. Every month a new challenge is issued on the forum to help you build up your Christmas card stash so that by December, you're all set! There are prizes along the way as well as tons of inspiration. You should join us! All the details can be found here.

April's challenge was to use snow: white glitter, white flock, whatever!

I admit that the details of this card are a little difficult to see and the colors are pretty subtle.

I stamped the cottage image from Irish Blessings onto watercolor paper. Then I used an Aquapainter and some ink pads to color it in. Once dry, I added glitter to the grass, the cottage roof, and the mountains in the background. Its a very charming little winter scene!

The sentiment, from Compliments of the Season, was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in gold.

I know it may not be 'time' for Christmas cards, but think of all the time you'll have come December if your cards are finished! I hope you'll consider playing along with the challenges and padding your stash.

The previews for the Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release start on Thursday! I have been working hard creating samples for you! I will be back then, you will love what Claire is releasing this month!


Stamps: Irish Blessings, Compliments of the Season - Waltzingmouse Stamps

Cardstock: Pinefeather - Papertrey Ink; Montval Watercolor Paper - Canson
Ink: Coffee Archival Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger; Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, Garden Green, So Saffron - Stampin' Up!
Other: Gold Filigree Embossing Powder - Stewart Superior; Carrara Marble glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; sewing machine

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rootin' Tootin'

Oh Saturday, how glad I am to see you! I had a rough week, chickies, thanks for understanding while I laid low.

Today I am here to bring you this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it (I hope you will!) is this sketch:
I also combined this week's Play Date Cafe Color Challenge (PDCC78) with the sketch. The colors were red, light blue, and pink. Here's my card:

I think of all the coordinating Nesties sets that WMS has, my favorite is Very Vintage Labels No. 10. I paired it with a sentiment from Back in the Saddle and a pretty plaid made using Off Beat Backgrounds.

We hope you'll play along with us this week - head to the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge Blog to link up your creation. In addition to the Top Mice awards, a free stamp set is awarded each week to a random player!

See you soon!

Oh! PS - I think sneak peeks for the May Release are starting today on the WMS Blog!! You're in for quite a treat this month!


Stamps: Very Vintage Labels No. 10, Back in the Saddle, Off Beat Backgrounds - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist - Stampin' Up!; Jet Black Archival Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Seeing Spots Embossing Folder - ProvoCraft; Labels 10 Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Medium Scallop border die - Papertrey Ink; Sewing machine; Button

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Have a Care

This week's Serendipity Stamps DT Challenge was to use one of the 'cause' stamps that Serendipity offers. They have a great selection of stamps geared towards adoption, breast cancer awareness, and protecting the environment, among others. For my card today, I used the Celtic Recycle image. Others are available here in the Words and Verse section of Serendipity's webstore.

I combined my card with the Play Date Cafe Challenge for this week (PDCC77). The color story this week was to use white, kraft, and green - perfect for this card with an earthy theme.

I started by stamping my image in VersaMark and embossing it with detail white embossing powder. Then I colored the celtic knot with a Copic marker.

I filled in the rest of the background with the image stamped in the same color ink as the cardstock. Some white acrylic paint finishes off the edges.

Please be sure to visit the other Design Team members to see their take on this challenge!

Have you stopped by Serendipity's new store yet? Make sure you do, and check out the new products and deal of the week!

See you tomorrow!


Stamps: Celtic Recycle (1067D) - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up!
Other: Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Copic Marker; Snow Cap acrylic paint dabber - Ranger Industries

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I am so behind on everything. I have approximately 3 minutes to do this post, so here goes.

Last week when I was playing with the Free Spirit stamp sets, I made this quick and easy card using the little solid square image. Did you overlook that little stamp, too?

I just lined it up on a grid-lined acrylic block and stamped it in a rainbow of pretty colors. I left one of the spaces blank and stamped the Hi sentiment from Free Spirit - Sentiments.

I like it! See you tomorrow!


Stamps: Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit - Sentiments - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Rustic White - Papertrey Ink; Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Assorted Colors - Stampin' Up!; Jet Black Archival Ink - Ranger Industries

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Brunch

Good morning, Waltzers! Welcome to the April Friends of WMS Blog Waltz. Today we're creating for Easter.

Here are the details: if you want to waltz along with us and you haven't yet linked up your project, head to the link list thread in the WMS Forum to link up your creation and view the other participants. There is also a thread for chatting about what you've seen. This month a random Waltz participant will be chosen to receive a prize.

Family get-togethers and the accompanying food is one of my favorite things about holidays. My mom and I have been chatting about Easter brunch and I thought I'd put some quick and easy items together for the Easter table.

I used the Nestie Eggs stamp set to create place cards and napkin rings for each guest.

For the place cards, I stamped the largest egg onto a piece of colored cardstock and then cut it out. I chose colors that were complimentary to the springy, colorful tablecloth. I added some sparkle by applying Stickles to a few spots on the eggs. A strip of cardstock was the perfect place to hand-write the guests' names. A folded piece of cardstock helps the eggs to stand up. Easy peasy!

The napkin rings coordinate with the place cards, because that's how I am. :) I stamped each egg twice and cut the center out to achieve the multi-colored look.

A ribbon threaded through the back of the egg was tied around the napkin. I cut two parallel slits in a strip of cardstock and then adhered it to the back of the egg. The ribbon is threaded through this, and so the egg is undisturbed. Here's a closer look:

Simple, yet it will add a special touch to the Easter table. Thank you for stopping in today, enjoy the rest of the waltz!


Stamps: Nestie Eggs - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Regal Rose, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist - Stampin' Up!
Other: Stardust Stickles - Ranger Industries; Vintage Cream Satin ribbon - Papertrey Ink

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Good Luck

Hi there! How are you?

I'm glad it is the weekend! Happy to start Saturday with a new Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge, too.

Here is the sketch for today:
And here is my take:

I loved the background paper Edna created for her card for WMSC42, and was inspired to try making some myself.

I used the dotted rectangle images from Fancy Phrases and (somewhat) randomly stamped them to create my background.

The leaves are a combination of images from Frame It and Teeny Trees. The sentiment is also from Fancy Phrases.

We hope you'll play along with us this week - head to the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge Blog. In addition to the Top Mice awards, a free stamp set is awarded each week to a random player!

Also, the Friends of WMS Blog Waltz is tomorrow - the theme is Easter - you can get more details here! I will see you then!


Stamps: Frame It, Teeny Trees, Fancy Phrases - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Peach Parfait, Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum - Stampin' Up!
Other: Plum Pudding buttons - Papertrey Ink

Friday, April 15, 2011

LAD April DT Challenge

Happy Friday, friends! Today is Design Team Challenge day at Lizzie Anne. Our challenge this month was to create an Easter card. I used the flourish-patterned egg from Follow Your Dreams (the Spring 2011 Mix set) to fill this sweet little Easter basket.

The base of my basket started out as an oval die cut shape that I trimmed to resemble a basket shape. I cut 1/4-inch strips of cardstock and then wove them together before stitching around the outside to adhere them to the basket base. Here's a closer look.

The eggs were stamped and cut out, and I inked the edges of each with a little Antique Linen Distress Ink. I tucked them into my basket (there is a back to it, like a pocket, but the eggs overlap it) and added a handle. The bunches of grass were just cut by hand.

I'm so glad you stopped by today, please be sure head over to the Lizzie Anne Designs Blog to see what the other DT members created for the challenge. Have a great day!


Stamps: Follow Your Dreams (Spring 2011 Mix Set) - Lizzie Anne
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Thatched Straw, Sea Breeze, Pretty Petunia VersaMagic; Old Rose, Sage VersaColor - Tsukineko
Other: Classic Oval Large Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Aqua Mist button - Papertrey Ink; Sewing machine

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

LAD April Singles

Happy Wednesday. It is raining here. Again. I am giving serious thought to never getting out of bed again.

I uploaded today's cards to the Lizzie Anne Sketchbook, but haven't yet shared them here. Lizzie Anne released two new Simply Singles for April, and these are the cards I created using them.

Here is the first, using the Mother Defined single.

I used the Starburst single to create my background pattern.

I stamped the Mother Defined single twice and cut out one of the words so I could pop it up on my image. You could easily do this with any of the words listed if you wanted to highlight something else.

The second single released for April is So Very Sorry.

For cards like these, I really like to use some kind of printed image. I don't know why, it just helps me to focus on the sentiment, I guess. For this card I used a tag from 7Gypsies and adhered everything to a Wilton doily.

I accented my sentiment with a fancy pin tied with some silk ribbon. I stuck my pin through the foam dimensionals used to adhere my sentiment. It was an easy way to get it where I wanted it!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit today. I hope you have a great day!


Mother, Friend Card
Stamps: Simply Singles Mother Defined, Starburst - Lizzie Anne Designs
Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; Riding Hood Red - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red - Stampin' Up!

Bend in the Road Card
Stamps: Simply Singles So Very Sorry - Lizzie Anne Designs
Cardstock: White - Papertrey Ink; Bordering Blue - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Buckaroo Blue - Stampin' Up!; Weathered Wood Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Doily - Wilton; Victoria 97% Complete Tag - 7Gypsies; Leaf Trinket Pin - Maya Road; Silk ribbon - Papertrey Ink

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge 76

Hi there. I am having major concentration issues today. I keep jumping from one thing to the other. So, while I'm jumping here, I want to share the card I made for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge.

I had a difficult time working with these colors, so I kept my card really simple.

The chevron stripes are from the Waltzingmouse Stamps Off Beat Backgrounds set. Choosing a gradient of shades was an easy way for me to combine these colors.

The sentiment is from the Free Spirit - Sentiments set and was accented with a star and coordinating button. Like I said - very simple. An easy card for a kid's birthday.

Thanks for stopping in today, I hope you have a great day!


Stamps: Off Beat Backgrounds, Free Spirit - Sentiments - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Pacific Point - Stampin' Up!; Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz - Stampin' Up!
Other: Large star punch - EK Success; button

Monday, April 11, 2011

WMS CASE Competition Winner

Good morning!

Back on April 4th, Waltzingmouse Stamps rounded out our first SOAP month with an invitation to participate in a WMS CASE (Copy and Share Everything) Competition.

I am happy to share that a winner has been announced. Today we are highlighting this fantastic project created by Cyndie of Artful Haven!

Cyndie was inspired by the bracelet I created during Day 3 of the WMS SOAP. What a fantastic take on that technique! I love the way that Cyndie cut a shape out of the center and added pearls there - the end result is elegant and beautiful! I also love the shape of the Labels Four dies for this - bravo, Cyndie!

Thanks to all the other participants in the contest as well - you all did an amazing job. Please be sure to check out the other fabulous projects here.

Have a great day!


Saturday, April 9, 2011


Happy, happy Saturday my sweets!

I am here to bring you my card for today's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.

A tall card for today's sketch:

I had some new patterned paper sitting on my desk, For the Record from Echo Park. It has been calling to me. This card is low on stamping, but high on pretty paper!

That pretty lacy circle is from Faux Fun Circles. I stamped it onto kraft cardstock and embossed it in white. The sentiment is from Victorian Frippery.

I strayed from the sketch a bit, but having fun and being inspired is what its all about, don't you think?

We hope you'll play along with us - head to the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge Blog. In addition to the Top Mice awards, a free stamp set is awarded each week to a random player!

And before I go, I just want to say a huge welcome to cutie patootie Kelly Schirmer, who is the newest member of the Mischief Makers!

Don't forget that the April SOAP CASE Competition closes tomorrow. You can read all about it on the WMS Blog.

Have a fantastic day!


Stamps: Faux Fun Circles, Victorian Frippery - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: For the Record - Echo Park
Other: Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous; sewing machine

Friday, April 8, 2011

Homespun Hugs

Around here, I'm glad its Friday. I hope the weather holds out for us this weekend, I could use some fresh air and sunshine. Are you planning anything for the weekend?

The card I would like to share with you today was inspired by this week's Tuesday Trigger on the Moxie Fab World Blog. I interpreted the photo pretty literally, as it was a perfect excuse for me to crack open these new beauties from My Mind's Eye.

Here is the Trigger picture - so pretty, isn't it?

And here is my card - I wanted to capture some of the cheeriness of the photo.

I picked a few colors from the photo and just dove in. These doily images are so pretty, and to see them in these colors makes me smile.

The sentiment (a perfect fit!) is from the Sewing Box - Hugs set from Waltzingmouse. I wrapped some twine around the card and tied my little sentiment banner to it. This card makes me think of my grandma, and makes my heart happy :)

I hope you have a lovely day my dears, I will be thinking of you!


Stamps: Stella and Rose Gertie "Girly" Stamps - My Mind's Eye; Sewing Box - Hugs - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Kraft, Rustic Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Groovy Guava, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist - Stampin' Up!
Other: Rustic Cream Button Twine - Papertrey Ink