Friday, 1 February 2013

February Blog Party Details

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Hello friends.  2013 is off to a flying start and here it is February 1st already. It’s a new month and time to reveal our theme for the February 17th Blog Party, which will be here before you know it.

Watching trends come and go, we see some trends that are so useful and interesting that they become a staple in our designs. Doilies are one such tend. They have been around for a while on the crafting scene and they don’t seem to be losing their appeal. So we want to encourage you to get your doily thinking cap on, and whip up a creative project for the blog hop using the theme of  DOILIES. Use your imagination and show us some ingenuity.  Design a doily background, use doilies as embellishments, make you doily a faint background or focal image, or go wild and make them fluorescent colors - really push those doily boundaries and “get your craft on” and whip up  a card, a 3D project, or even a scrapbook page, using images from Waltzingmouse Stamps and join the fun.

We will follow the usual schedule for the February party, and below you will find a schedule of beginning and end times in which you can enter your direct link to your project.  Your post on your blog, or on-line gallery, can go live anytime you wish on the 17th, but you will need to post your direct link here on the WMS blog using the Inlinkz widget that will be available during the time frame (outlined below) .

The festivities begin right here, according to your location, as indicated below:

UK - 6:30 p.m. 17th February - 6:30 p.m. 18th February

USA (New York) 1:30 p.m. 17th February - 1:30 p.m. 18th February

Australia (Queensland) - 4:30 a.m. 18th February - 4:30 a.m. 19th February

Canada (Alberta) - 11:30 a.m. 17th February - 11:30 a.m. 18th February

Malaysia - 2:30 a.m. 18th February - 2:30 a.m. 19th February

Norway - 7:30 p.m. 17th February - 7:30 p.m. 18th February

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.

Although we call this a "blog party", it is perfectly fine to use an on-line gallery for your project, if you don't have a blog.  It doesn't even have to be the Waltzingmouse Stamps gallery either (although you are most welcome to upload as many WMS projects as you like there).  On-line galleries such as Flickr or Picasa or other galleries are also fine.

You only need to do three things:

1.  You will need to be able to link your project here, using a direct URL

2.  Your project needs to contain something directly related to the theme – color or other inspiration should be noted in your description

3.  You must use Waltzingmouse Stamps images somewhere within your design

We encourage and welcome you to grab this "party mouse" blog button (at the top of this post for your blog sidebar, and to use it at the top of your post on "party day".

On the 20th of the month – we will highlight a few of the entries that really catch our eye and you'll be able to see those here on the WMS blog.  We will also select and announce our winner of the FREE stamp set of choice, using a random generator from those participating in the Blog Party.

So now that you know the date - you know the time - and now you know the theme, what are you waiting for?  Find something to occupy your kids, turn off the computer and get crafting!  See you the 17th!


  1. YAY...
    such a fun challenge...
    and I'm already working on some ideas! :)
    See you at the party!! :)

  2. Looking forward to the Doily themed hop! Should be full of lots of fun and beauty!


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