Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year 2012

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With a new year comes new beginnings.  We say goodbye forever to 2011 and walk right into a new year full of fresh adventures.  The same start of a new beginning can be said for the Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz as well
The changes to this monthly blog-a-thon are minor ones.  One change coming is the name of this event.  Going forward we will call this event the Waltzingmouse Stamps (WMS) Blog Party.  This title accurately describes the fun and festive atmosphere of the “hop”.   The event will continue to be held on the 17th of each month and we will still have a theme from which to base our projects, but rather than have you link your blogs in the forum, we will hold the event right here on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Makes blog
You are all probably familiar with the Inlinkz tool that we use on our Sketch Challenge Blog, and this will work the same way.  Your post can go live anytime you wish on the 17th, and you will have until 10:00 a.m. Central Time, 8:00 a.m. Pacific, 11:00 a.m. Eastern, and 4:00 p.m. Dublin time to post your direct link using the Inlinkz tool.  The linking option will be closed after that time.  From there you can just click on any of the projects linked and be directed to any of the participants’ blogs to get a closer look at their creativity.
On the 20th of the month – we will highlight a few of the entries right here on this blog! We're looking for projects that showcases extra special effort! At this time we will randomly select a winner for a coupon code good for a free set.
So…with that being said, are you ready for the January 2012 theme?  We want to leave plenty of room for your creative imagination so our theme for January 17th will be “SWEET THINGS”.  That can be food items, a Valentine for your Sweetheart, something you consider to be a sweet thing, or however you are moved to create as long as you use Waltzingmouse Stamps images and show us how you interpret “sweet things”.  To get your creative juices flowing, check out some of the sweet sets that might inspire you from WMS.
Now, let’s see what you can do.  Come back on the 17th with your direct link and join the fun for an all new WMS Blog Party! 
I don't have a blog - what do I do? - it is perfectly fine to use Flickr or other on-line galleries such as the WMS gallery, etc.  
I don't have any WMS stamps - what do I do? - We love to see what you do with your WMS at these monthly blogs - so if you don't have any stamps you can still enter by using any of the complimentary templates or digital stamps that make available in the Freebies section at our store!
Got more questions?  Just post them here.


  1. Hope your 2012 is a sweet one!

  2. Happy New Year to the whole WM team! Have a good one.

    Lovely theme for the new WMS Blog Party.

  3. Happy new year to WMS! I think this is a terrific idea, and am looking forward to a wonderfully crafty year!

  4. Happy New Year! Can I say right off the bat that I am thrilled to see what 2012 brings for WMS. You, well and truly, deserve all the very best for this year and beyond!

    As for the wee changes with the Waltz now Hop...gosh do they make good sense. Being as daft as I can be, the forum postings used to flummox me. LOL No excuse now. I have strapped my thinking/crafting hat on and I am getting geared up to party!

  5. Wow, that sounds good!! A lovely theme to begin the year with!! Happy New Year!! Xx

  6. I'm sorry to hear we won't be waltzing anymore, but I guess partying is a good alternative. I think more people will be able to enjoy the hop with a link tool, so great shift. Sweet things it is!!!

  7. Happy New Year, Claire!! I'm hoping to participate in your blog party this year. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and inspiration!

  8. Happy New Year! I love the new name and the first theme sounds like fun!

  9. Happy New Year Claire & Crew!

  10. Loving the new changes... It will make it a lot easier for me to remember to play along! Can you just clarify the end time for the links tool? Maybe I was reading it wrong, but it sounded like you said we have to link up by the morning of the 17th... But I think I am misunderstanding...?

  11. Yay for 2012!! :)
    I think these small changes will be fabulous...
    and am looking forward to this months!

  12. Happy New Year!

    I like the changes you've made to the hop. I'm looking forward to this months!

  13. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you Claire and to all the lovely WMS ladies! I hope the year is wonderful for all of you!

    How about a group pic of all you that we can just pop onto a card? It would fit the hop challenge perfectly!! :0)

  14. This is a great idea. Do all of the images have to be Waltzingmouse or just one?


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