July 17, 2010

My First Waltz!


YIPEEE!  It's my first Waltz with Claire Brennan and Waltzingmouse Stamps :).  Every month, I have every good intention of playing along, and something happens (usually my forgetfulness...) But this month...this month was different.  I've moved the area I lovingly refer to as "Stampland" up to our front room, from the basement, since we apparently still have "inhabitants" down there...and when I saw the challenge, I decided that this would be the first card I made in my "new space".

I LOVE Claire's stamps, and am glad I get to play along with so many others who feel the same way.

I used one of her older sets, Sewing Box Hugs.  I used Hawaiian Shores and Spring Moss Cardstock, along with Hawaiian Shores and New Leaf ink.  I cut out the layers, and put the flowers together - finishing them off with a button in the center.

The base layer is White, and I added a layer of Kraft, punched with that delicious EK Success Embossed Curve punch....ooooh how I've waited to get that punch - and I finally broke down and treated myself to it :).  I love it.  Probably a little too much.

Finished it off with my sentiment -- and there you have it!  I apologize, but by the time I got to sit down and finish it, all daylight was gone, and I haven't gotten to set up my light box anywhere up here yet...sooooo, my photo is not ideal.

Thanks so much for stopping by -- Have a great weekend!!



Supplies:
Stamps: Sewing Box Hugs - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf (PTI), Rich cococa memento
Paper: Gina K Luxury white, PTI Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss, Kraft
Accessories: Buttons, embroidery floss, EK Success Embossed Curve punch

30 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Lovely card.

Helen said...

Beautiful blues and greens - great card. You make me want to ink up my sewing box hugs set again!! Thanks for the inspiration x

Lee said...

Such a pretty card.

Sue W said...

Now here's another set on my wish list! Love how you've played with it.....It's made a very eye catching little card.

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love that we chose the same set for our Waltz creations. I love how yours turned out, Tracey. How wonderful designed and executed. Awesome job!

cbuswell said...

I love this, so sweet and simple!!

Sandie said...

Pretty card! love the layered flowers.

Karen B. said...

What a great card, the blue and green really pop off the kraft, and I like how the flowers are mimiced with the scallops.

Bonnie said...

So pretty! Love using kraft and those sewing box hugs! I really like your layout - I used one similar a few months ago - isn't it fun! Thanks for waltzing with us today and so glad you could join us!!

Antje said...

Simple and very impressive! TFS

Jennifer Holmes said...

Congrats on your first Waltz! Your card is sweet and the flowers are so cute!

Julia Aston said...

I love your pretty layered flowers Tracey as well as the punched edge - so glad you could waltz with us this month!

Jen said...

The green and blue 'stitched' flowers are so fun!
Enjoy your new stampland!!

Thanks for sharing

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just darling. Love your layered stitched flowers. So pretty!

Cassie_lu said...

a very cute card

Ann said...

Fab card Tracey - love those stitched flowers.

Ren-Yi said...

love the simple and clean design. the flowers are just so wonderful.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply darling Tracey! Great way to showcase those lil' pretty blossoms!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh i love those two colours together! cracking card tracey! sorry to hear you still have 'house guests!' Thank you so much for waltzing with us @ Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

We're so glad you joined us! And what a wonderful card to start!!! I absolutely adore that stamp set.

Joanne Gilch said...

lovely card and i love your blog name...so cute.

Wendy said...

I have never seen that set before. Thank you for enlightening me. Have a good weekend.

Charmaine Stack said...

Cute card. I like the way the flowers pop against the kraft cs.

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, love that stamp set, and the scalloped border is fab, will have to get one myself!!

Rachel Webber said...

Wonderful card

Vera said...

Love the blue and green with the kraft card stock. I agree about the punch: I couldn't resist getting it, either!

Heidi said...

This is such a sweet card! I love the colors that you used!

anya said...

Very nice! I like your simple, sweet layout! So glad you could waltz with us!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Lovely card...simple looking but then simple is not always 'simple' is it? Great colours!

Pam W. said...

Holy camolie - where have I been?! This card is sooo cute and just let me say - congrats on the new punch. You know how much I love it!

Now, I need to go check out these stamps. ;)