Saturday, June 4, 2011

WMS June SOAP - Day 4

Hi there! Today is Day 4 of the Waltzingmouse Stamps Stamp of Approval Parade. Today is our rewind day, where we pull out an old set to use - today its Free Spirit - Boy, just in time for Father's Day!

My first card was so simple, I felt a little like I was cheating!

I just used one of the tribal patterned stamps to create the pattern. The sentiment, from Free Spirit - Sentiments, is the perfect compliment.

I couldn't leave you with just that for today, so here are some more goodies using Free Spirit - Boy.

This card is for today's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Isn't it cool that this bright, summery card came from a 'boy' set?

And one final project. Can't forget the other guys in the family, too!

I stamped the circle cluster and then embossed it with Distress Embossing Powder. Have you ever tried this? It contains crystals that don't stick when you heat emboss it. So after you emboss your image, you brush the crystals off and it looks like your image is distressed. Cool!

I hope that you have enjoyed and have been inspired by the creations we've shared over the past few days of our Stamp of Approval Parade. I know I have enjoyed the opportunity to highlight last month's sets again as well as Free Spirit - Boy. Now its your turn, as we invite you to participate in a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) competition.

Here are the details: choose a card or project from any of those posted over the past few days by the WMS Design Team, CASE that project using Waltzingmouse Stamps images, and link it using the Inlinkz on the WMS Blog. At the end of the competition, one project will be randomly selected to be highlighted with a Parade of its own on several of the Design Team blogs.

We hope you will enjoy this competition and that it will inspire you be creative. You have one week to complete and link your project as the competition will close at 8:00 AM Claire’s time on June 10th (That corresponds to 3 AM Eastern, 2 AM Central and Midnight, Pacific time). The winner will be announced on the WMS Blog on April 11th. I can't wait to see what you do!!

Here are the other ladies for today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Awesome Dad Card
Stamps: Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit - Sentiments - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Kraft - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink - Tsukineko

Hawaiian Flowers - WMSC50
Stamps: Free Spirit - Boy, Way Out West - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Cool Caribbean - Stampin' Up!; Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Cool Caribbean - Stampin' Up!
Other: 1-3/8 inch square punch - EK Success

Best Uncle Tag
Stamps: Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit - Sentiments - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Manila Tag - Stampers Anonymous; Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; Early Espresso - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Walnut Stain Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Early Espresso - Stampin' Up!
Other: Tiny Attacher - Tim Holtz; Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Powder - Ranger Industries; 1-3/4 inch circle punch - EK Success


  1. These are FAB, Anya! And thanks for explaining what the difference is between Distress EP and normal EP... I've always wondered, lol! All of your projects are great! :)

  2. What a beautiful cards, nicely done so with the boys stamp set.
    Beautiful tag.

    Was very nice to be with you come blog hopping and inspiration.
    Thanks for it.

    Nice weekend.

    Hugs Astrid.

  3. Very Cool projects, Anya! I like the Dad card most. The border pattern is quite something. Thanks!

  4. 3 great projects Anya! love the CAS design of the first, the colorful panels on the sketch card and the great distressing on the tag - I have a few jars of Distress EP and haven't cracked them open yet!! You've inspired me to finally get to it!!

  5. I just found your site via Moxie Fab World. I've spent the last two hours glued to your blog.

    You are absolutely fabulous at what you do and I love every single project that I have seen!

  6. Beautiful C&S cards! Love the tag also. :)

  7. Fab, thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Hi Anya!

    These are gorgeous!!! Love the tribal card there! It's so bold, perfect!!! And the tag is a beauty as well, might CASE that one! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!!

    Hugs, Wendy

  9. I wondered what the distressed embossing powder would look like. Very cool! I just love the pop of the Hawaiian flowers. What a great idea!

  10. Love all three cards but the second one is my favourite! :)

  11. Wow! Lots of inspiration here. I love the first one.

  12. I CASEd the flowers card - great inspiration! Thanks.


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