Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps St. Patrick's Day Customer Blog Hop!



In honor of St. Patrick's Day and Claire, the owner of Waltzingmouse Stamps based in Ireland, another customer blog hop is happening today! The theme is of course green and St. Patrick's Day. The hop is taking place on the new Waltzingmouse House Forum, so go there for all the other hoppers.



My card today went the simple route. I decided to go with my heart and "St. Patrick's Day" saying from the  Celtic Heritage set. I had not gotten these little stamps inky yet but I'm loving the little pattern in the heart! How cool. :) I knew I wanted to make a shamrock with this little stamp, but then what to do: either a 4-leaf clover or 3 leaves but what to do for a stem? Taking a feather out of Claire's hat of tips and tricks, I decided to curve the sentiment before getting it inky and stamping. Works pretty well, I must say!

This little card is already sent off in DH's lunchbox. I thought he'd like the little surprise. :)


DETAILS:
Paper - Solids (Wausau Papers), Patterned (K&Co)
Stamps - Heart and St. Patrick's Day (Waltzingmouse Stamps - Celtic Heritage), Ink (Excelsior)


I was going to have just one card in this post, but I got in the green spirit and had to do one with Claire's great digital stamps too!

My second card uses the great digital stamps Claire provided for those that might be a little low on the St. Patrick's Day themed stamps. I've used digital stamps before but these color just beautifully! I mean, even my little Crayola colored pencil coloring looks pretty good with that shading already provided in the stamp, doesn't it? And this stamp is hand-drawn by Claire! Even DH liked it. (Yes, he got to see this one in progress.)



I'm combining my Swapping Sistahs Kit papers and embellishments with the great digis for this card. Teaming up with a few other card maker friends we send each other a little kit each month to make a project from. This month was my turn sending the kits and we had planned to post on March 17 too, so I went with a green theme. As we're all fans of Waltzingmouse Stamps, you might see the others in this blog hop too. And if you're interested, I have our previous projects linked on the right. It's a fun little challenge that makes us step out of our comfort zones as we use different products we send along. :) 

DETAILS:
Paper - Solid and Patterned (Martha Stewart)
Stamps - Clover Bouquet and Emerald Blessings sentiment (Waltzingmouse Stamps - Digital Stamps), Colored Pencil (Crayola)
Embellishments - Ribbon (Martha Stewart), Corner Punch (EKSuccess)



Be sure to check out all the others participating on the hop today by heading to the forum. And thank you for stopping by! Happy St. Patrick's Day!


28 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh my...gorgeous, just gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

Two beautiful cards! I love the hearts shamrock and the way your curved the sentiment for the stem - and the soft colors on your digi image are just lovely! thanks for blog hopping with us today!!!

Bonnie said...

So pretty - both creations! I love the shamrock card - your DH is sure to love it too! and your digi looks fabulous!

Lynne Phelps said...

I LOVE it! I am laughing as I did the same thing on my WM Spring blog hop entry - I used the same Celtic hearts to make a flower and bent a stamp to make the stem! Both cards are wonderful, and hey - great minds think alike, right?

Dolly Mixtures said...

I really like the hearts making up the shamrock and the sentiment as the stem...great idea. Happy St patrick's Day :) Angela (aka Dolly Mixtures)

Claire Brennan said...

These are gorgeous Laurie, I love the creativity of the first card and your colouring in the second card is ace!! Happy St Patrick's Day to you Laurie and Thanks for hopping along!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful cards today, I especially like the one from the Celtic Heritage set, I might have to have that set too! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Pauline said...

Love them both, but my eye is drawn to the shamrock card, it's so pretty! Pauline x

Cammie said...

Both of these are just grand! Love how you curved the sentiment on the first for the stem.

Belinda said...

Yay for creativity! Love the sentiment for the stem and love the coloring on the digi image! :)

Angela Mclean said...

very creative... love both but really mega love the first one.
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautifully done -the curved sentiment stem is a great idea. Lovely colors.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Both are just beautiful! Love the CAS and how you curved the sentiment as the stem!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these are pretty cards! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Look at you...two cards and TWO FANTASTIC cards at that. Love your creative designs and lovely layouts. Well done! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Kelly S. said...

Love that shamrock stem! Beautiful light and airy coloring on the second one, so pretty!

Cheryl said...

Using the hearts is very clever! I also love the soft green you used in the second card.

Polly Pierce said...

Two such nice cards! It's great to see Claire's designs being used to create something totally different

Marge said...

Two lovely cards -- LOVE them both!!!

Kathryn B said...

These are both pretty cards!!!

Cassie_lu said...

both cards are wonderful.

Joanne Gilch said...

Lovely cards....glad I wasn't asked to choose the best one. They each stand on their own for creativity.

Betty Benton said...

Two very wonderful cards! But my favorite has to be the first one -- very creative with the leaves and stem!

Katie Renz said...

Both cards are lovely in such different ways. Great job.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love them! The sentiment for the stem and the pattern in the hearts are just brilliant! Great job!!

anya said...

Fantastic cards! I love the heart shamrock! Glad you could hop with us!

Genevieve said...

Fab cards Laurie, so pretty:)

Julie Masse said...

Wonderful cards Laurie! That first one is just a super layout and love the soft pretty colors on the second! :)