Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Big Cheese of the Week

Welcome to our first installment of the Big Cheese of the Week for 2012! We hope you all had a happy, restful holiday and are ready to get back to it.

The ladies highlighted today helped us jump into the new year in the right way, sharing their beautiful projects in the WMS Gallery.

Our Big Cheese this week is Charmaine Stack, who shared this beautiful birthday card.

Charmaine carried her 'homespun' theme throughout this card, reinforcing her sentiment with images and papers, and really creating a warm and cozy feeling. She combined sentiments from different sets to say exactly what she wanted - isn't it great to have that flexibility? And what's not to love about the doily from Dainty Doilies 2 standing in as a flower?

Congratulations, Charmaine! Your project will be added to the Big Cheese highlight album in the WMS Gallery. Please send me an email and I will provide you with a discount code for $10 off your next Waltzingmouse Stamps purchase.

The next card I want to share is from Sarah Humphries.

Isn't this a beautiful Valentine? I love the elegant take, with the gold embossed heart from Seasons of Love and the delicate doily behind it. Combined with sheer ribbon, perfectly placed scallops and a scattering of pearls, this card is truly an expression of love.

Rounding us out for this week is Laurie Jones.

This is such a perfectly-composed card, with the layered flowers and balancing sentiment. Laurie stamped the stitched flower from Sewing Box - Hugs multiple times onto patterned paper and then cut each layer out... her choice of paper really resembles fabric! One of my favorite touches? The stamped stitched border around the outside... an easily overlooked image from Off Beat Backgrounds.

That wraps us up for this week. Thanks to each of you that submitted projects. We so appreciate you taking the time to share your projects with us and the WMS Gallery. This week's thread is here in the WMS Forum, we'd love for you to share what you're working on.

Have a great day!


  1. I am so honoured to be chosen Big Cheese this week! Thanks ever so much! I adore both of the other cards featured, too. It's time to be thinking about Valentines, and Sarah's card is so sweet. Laurie has reminded me of a favourite WMS set, Sewing Box Hugs, so I am inspired to do more stamping asap!

  2. Welcome back, Big Cheese posters. I've missed you all.

  3. I am so late at posting a response! So sorry! Just wanted to say thank you for the shout out! Always an honor. Congrats to Charmaine - such a gorgeous card. All of the layering and elements work together perfectly! And congrats to Sarah - what a sweet Valentine. Love the non-traditional color scheme.


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