Saturday, June 30, 2012

WMS July Release Day 3

Hi there!

Well, we are almost there! Today is Day 3 of the Waltzingmouse Stamps July release and tomorrow the four sets we've been previewing will be available for sale.

The set we are previewing today is called My Island. Oh, I love love love this set. I have four cards to share and a lot of pictures, so make sure you have a beverage, make yourself comfortable, and I'll keep the chit chat to a minimum :)

I couldn't resist the opportunity to create another inky sunset. I also used some of the images from Way Out West again. Doesn't the mountain range image resemble a cloud bank?

Love the detail on these palm trees. I think Claire was checking out my trip photos from Wakatobi when she created this set! ;)

This next card was based on today's new WMS Sketch:

The set contains this distressed, vintage looking rectangle, which is a great base for stamping some of the other images. Here I used the small island of palm trees. The distressed oval frame is also included and coordinates so nicely with the Standard Ovals Large from Spellbinders.

I had the little shell in my stash - I think I found it on the beach with the hole in it already - truly! Isn't the styling of the sentiments so fun? It is a fantastic font combination.

For this card, I started by stamping three little scenes using some of the different images in the My Island set. Here you can see the sun rays, the coordinating land (or water) image, and some of the other little additions.

I used my Silhouette and created this polaroid-type frame shape (ok, maybe more like an Instax) to put my 'pictures' in. I stamped a different sentiment on the bottom of each.

Here is a close up of each:

So. much. fun.

And now for something a little different.

I used the sun ray image from My Island and stamped it bottom to bottom to create this fun sunburst. Adding the die cut oval frame on top covers up where the two images come together and is just plain fun!

I used an image from tomorrow's set (which happens to be mine!) but it will give you no hints whatsoever as to what it is ;) This yellow/gray/teal color combination is delicious.

Well congratulations if you've made it this far! I really had tons of fun with this set and look forward to using it in conjunction with some other WMS sets.

I hope you're ready for even more inspiration! Here are the rest of my fellow DT girls for today:

See you tomorrow for the Release Blog Waltz!


Relax Card
STAMPS: My Island (available July 1), Way Out West - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Smokey Shadow, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
INK: Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord, Walnut Stain Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Going Gray, Basic Gray - Stampin' Up!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers; Fabric Trading Cards - Canvas Corp.

Hit the Beach Card
STAMPS: My Island (available July 1), Heirloom Patterns - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream, Fine Linen - Papetrey Ink; Kraft - Wplus9; Soft Suede - Stampin' Up!
INK: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Mini Rays Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz for Sizzix; Linen Twine - Stampin' Up!; Classic Oval Large - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Sewing Machine; Seashell

Summer Starts Here Card
STAMPS: My Island (available July 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
PATTERNED PAPER: So Happy Together, Sweet Day - Echo Park Paper Co.
INK: Baja Breeze, Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Going Gray, Daffodil Delight, Groovy Guava, Regal Rose, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Silhouette Cameo; Sewing Machine

Sunburst Hello Card
STAMPS: My Island (available July 1), Compact Sentiments Part 2 - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: So Saffron - Stampin' Up!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: So Happy Together - Echo Park Paper Co.
INK: Baja Breeze, Going Gray - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Classic Oval Large - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Sewing Machine


  1. You've been stamping up a storm!! I love how you were able to recreate your vacation picture - simply serene!!

  2. Wonderful collection of cards Anya! Each and every one of them are so unique looking! Lovin' all the color and texture!

  3. Woah!! LOVE the selection of projects you've made. Everything is just amazing!!

  4. Honestly, I live 3 1/2 hours from the beach- you are making want to grab my flip flops, jump in the car and go!! These are all fabulous!!

  5. gorgeous creations, all; thanx for the inspiration!

  6. These are all beautiful Anya, I love the inking on the first card, such a beautiful scene!

  7. Anya - what a fabulous selection of cards. They are all so different. Love the soft lilac and pink sunset card - I can imagine lying on that beach!! But I think my favourite (and it's a hard call) is your Summer Starts here card with all the mini scenes! Brilliant work!

  8. Beautiful projects! I love your colour combo's and you can tell that you enjoyed working with these stamps!

    Lynn Wild

  9. Girl, You have just knocked my socks off with this beautiful exhibit! Now if it were already release time, with that set ordered and on its way to me already!
    Sandy in Epping

  10. Anya- I LOVE what you have done with this set! That background you created is stunning and the Instax card is so clever! Thanks for the kick-starting my mojo this morning!

  11. Wow Anya! that's all I can say - what wonderful skys and backgrounds and seashore scenes you created with this set - each one is a beauty!

  12. Totally digging this set and all of the cards you created with it.

  13. Anya, you are a creative genius! I love it all! Off to check out the others...have a great weekend!

  14. Seriously?!?!?!?! I wish I had a smidgen of the creative roads in my brain that reside in yours Anya!! Love the uniqueness of each of your creations...the colors, the designs, the all-around feel of serenity and relaxation!! I'm in awe!!

  15. All I can say is...
    They are so incredible...
    each and every one...
    just jaw dropping awe inspiring!!
    And thanks to you and Tosh...
    just ordered quite a few Distress inks...
    now I just have to learn how to use them...
    I can't wait for tomorrow!! *wink*

  16. Lovely cards today, and I can't wait to see what you've cooked up for tomorrow with your set!! :-)

  17. Anya, these cards are AMAZING! I love every single card you've made for the release this month! Wow!

  18. OH WOW ANYA!! You really out did yourself. I don't know where to begin!! Your sunset matches your photo PERFECTLY and then the neutral card with the little sea shell dangling GORGEOUS! Looks like white sun bleached shells on the beach. .... and then the series of little snapshots like a line of post cards..... How did you come up with all these???!!! Crazy Good!!

  19. After looking at all your cards I feel like I've been on a tropical vacation! They are exceptionally cool

  20. GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE this stamp set.. The first 2 cards are my favs... stunning!


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