Sunday 20 January 2013

January Blog Party Recap–and TWO Winners!

We were thrilled with the wonderful turnout we had for the January Blog Party.  It’s apparent that the break over the holidays  renewed your creativity. You certainly have a “love” for projects that express that emotion. We were pleased with the variety of projects and we are thrilled that you took time to participate.  We know that there are many on-line activities that are available for your participation, and we are happy that you deemed the WMS Blog Party worthy of your time and creative talent.  If you haven’t had a chance to see all the fantastic projects, it’s not too late, they can all be found here.

Each and every project was truly fabulous; each one unique and creative in design. The following three projects really caught my eye.

This card from Marybeth really caught my eye, not only because strawberries are my favorite fruit, but because of her clever way that she brought this stamped image to life. She used the berry from the Vintage Garden Produce set and achieved the shiny effect by heat embossing it. To add interest she added some tiny pearls that really give the berry an elegant feel. She framed her image with the seed packet image from the Vintage Garden – Seed Packet set.

The next project that made my jaw drop was this beautiful layout created by Claire A. Once again, a strawberry is included, but that’s not what drew me to this project (although my mouth is watering for some of this delicious spring fruit). What captured my interest is the creative way that Claire used WMS on her scrapbook page. With her trendy wood grain for her photo matt (from the Woodgrain set) she created the planks with their offset placement adds interest and movement to her page. Her Big Berries – Strawberry makes a fabulous accent for this layout, along with the Camellia leaves she stamped and cut out which made a great grounding line for her focal image.  Even her hidden journaling spot was created using the WMS Very Vintage Labels No. 1 set. Check out her blog post to see a closer look at her hidden journaling. Brilliant!

This card by Elizabeta Kushner showcases the versatility of all of Waltzingmouse Stamps’ images. She used her Ornate Ornament set to create this unique and romantic background pattern.  It never would have occurred to me to use a Christmas ornament image as a background image for a Valentine card. So very creatively clever!



I actually “loved” all the amazing creativity that you all shared. Thanks go out to everyone who participated. There is so much creativity among WMS customers, and everyone is a winner because they have created and shared their work inspiring us at the same time. As a new year gift to you Waltzingmouse Stamps fans, Claire has graciously agreed to award not one but TWO winners for a free stamp set from her store. Those random winners are:

Sharron G


Sue in Grapevine

Congratulations, to you both.  Please e-mail me at Lmercurio at sbcglobal dot net and I will provide you with a code to use upon checkout in the store. Please use BLOG PARTY WINNER in your subject line

We appreciate EVERYONE’S participation and support of the “Blog Party”.  We hope you had as much fun blog creating as we did seeing your beautiful projects.


  1. Thank you :) That list of projects was very creative and it was fun to participate. Hugs and kisses from Croatia!

  2. Thanks so much for the mention Lynn! Really enjoyed this one...there were some beautiful projects!

  3. Well done everyone it was great to see all the variety across the entries, and that's because we all LOVE our WMS!!!

  4. Congrats to the winners :) Great designs ! Have a nice sunnday !

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  6. Wow- thanks Claire! And thanks to everyone who came to my blog & left such sweet comments about my card.

  7. Thank you for all the kinds words about my card. What a fun surprise to see my card selected. Congrats to all the winners.

  8. Excellent choices for the eye catching projects--congrats ladies!

  9. Every one of these projects is so beautiful. Congrats to all three people being highlighted for their amazing creations! And I am SO tickled to be one of the stamp set winners---thank you so much, Claire!!!

  10. Oh those strawberries are beautifully yummy. Congrats!

  11. congrats to the ladies are awesome!

    enjoy *~*


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