Friday 20 July 2012

July 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party Highlights

Hi there. Happy Friday (big cheer!)

I trust everyone enjoyed the inspiration of the GREAT OUTDOORS from our most recent blog party. The variety of projects was amazing and we are truly thankful that you took the time to participate.  We know that there are LOTS of on-line activities that you could participate in, and we are so happy that you deemed the WMS Blog Party worthy of your time and creative talent.  You can still take a gander at all the fantastic project which can be found here.

Everyone did a fantastic job.  The following three projects really caught my eye.

Maureen Plut really rocked the wild west with this totally out-doorsy card using the Back in the Saddle set where she created a birthday card for her dad using a photo of him in the “wanted” poster.  Maureen created a fantastic background stamped on text paper and adorned it with a great organic burlap star to compliment her distressed edges. 


Jeanne Jachna did an amazing job of paper piecing this work of art with this campsite scene.  Her sun using the Dainty Doilies 2 Small set in the transitioning colors makes a wonderful background for the shooting rays of sunbeams/cardstock full of texture and dimension. Jeanne used the Off Beat Backgrounds as her mountains and in the tree patterns.  What a great use of out-door imagination and Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Helen Berry’s idea for this treat box was born from the thoughts of summer picnics and spending time outdoors where butterflies are a common sight.  Helen used one of Claire’s free templates, Sweetie Pouch, that she stamped with images from the French Country set and that lovely butterfly from the Nordic Spring set and filled her pouch with sweets!


Aren’t these amazing creations?! Thanks to everyone who participated.  At the risk of sounding trite, I think everyone who participates in an event like this is a winner, but only one participate can win the free set that WMS is giving away to a lucky winner today.  We used to select our winner this month.  Congratulations goes to:

Sarah of Dreaming Spires Blog

Congratulations Sarah.  Please send Claire an e-mail at with your stamp set selection and mailing address details. Please use BLOG PARTY WINNER in your subject line.  We appreciate EVERYONE’S participation and support of the “Blog Party”.  It was great fun looking at all the very creative projects.  We hope you had as much fun blog creating as we did seeing your beautiful projects.

Be sure to check back on August 1st, when we will announce the theme for the August 17th “party”.


  1. What beautiful creations! I have to say there were some absolutely amazing works of art this month - I was almost tempted to hit the delete button on mine! Just kidding.) Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Fabulous projects! I really love the "wanted" poster card. What a great job on the paper pieced card as well, my son has been away at Scout camp this week and I could have used this idea to make him a card! Lovely treat box too. Really creative crafters, all, and of course the WM stamps are fantastic as usual!

  3. Oh wow, thank-you so much for highlighting the sweetie pouch I made!! I really enjoyed the party and I'm very glad to be in a group of such a friendly & welcoming group of stampers x


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