Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dancing with the Stars


I'm practicing the waltz,waltzing with the mouse, of course! Today the Mouse is the star and he can Waltz with the best of them - Maks, Tony, Cheryl, Edyta and the stars, well he can out step Brooke, Evan, and Carrie Ann!
Let's start dancing. If you dance on over to The Waltzingmouse House you can see all the terrific ideas and projects on that forum and you don't even have to 'hop' from blog to blog. Claire has it set up that you can waltz from one crafter to another in the comfort of your chair and not one worry if your server can't dance!
The theme of the WMS waltz is Mother's Day! Your card/project can be for a Mom, MIL, new Mom, an expectant Mom, even some one that's like a Mom to you. I have a dear Aunt that has relocated and did not get a birthday card from me due to lack of address, sooo.......this will be a late bday, early Mother's Day card. The inside is finished with..."birthday"!She really likes the cards that I make so she will be thrilled. She's my late Mom's baby sister and the only one remaining of her generation. She's also my Godmother, so that makes her extra special. Guess I better hunt her down on the internet and get her address!!!
I made my own vase with the stamps from Celtic Heritage. the flowers...any one recognize them? Correct, they are the shamrocks that were freebies for the St Patrick's Day Blogging dance/waltz! I just couldn't do them green again so I used that artistic license that I pay so much $ for and did them in blue and yellow using my WC markers. My card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches in Pacific Point CS, with Barely Banana and the EF from SU. I stamped my images on GP CS and added a cut out of the top piece, then used label 5 to cut it out (sprayed the label and image with homemade glimmery paint), let it dry, and then sewed it all down, one layer at a time.  My sentiment is attached to a piece of acetate and will push it down into the flowers more when it comes time to mail it! I sprinkled some Dazzling diamonds in the center of each flower. There's plenty of shimmer and sparkle, IRL. I just had to have a bumblebee so there is one wee stamp that is not WMS, artistic license comes in handy once again!  To get over to The Waltzingmouse click on the name.
Thanks for coming by! I'm over at WMS, dancing and looking for watermarks that could win me a prize!!!
See ya there!!

Challenges:
ABC Challenge - lots of sparkle*
Sweet Stampin challenge blog-In Stitches

31 comments:

Lee said...

What a great idea for the vase and I love the little bee buzzing about the flowers.

Angela Mclean said...

ACE the way you've used the shamrocks... your aunt will just LOVE this card!!!
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Carly said...

Very pretty!

Pauline said...

Genious! I love the way you have used different stamp sets to make flowers in a vase! A wonderful card, Pauline xx

Claire Brennan said...

Joanne, you are a genius, I didn't spot the flowers right away and I drew them!!!! and I LOVE the wee sentiment on an acetate stalk!! fabby idea!!! and your vase is cool! I love to see folks doing something 'out of the ordinary' with the stamps!! Good woman! Thank you so much for waltzing with us Joanne!!!

Belinda said...

So pretty! What a creative way to use the vase and the flowers. :)

Joan B said...

Clever idea! And it came out so very pretty!

Sharli said...

I'm so glad someone figured out where you card was hiding! This is so pretty - I would have hated missing it! LOL Excellent work!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

so pretty

Heather said...

Brilliant idea with the shammies! So pretty!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

So clever and so pretty!!! I love it!

Thanks for joining us on the Waltz!
Lisa

Kelly S. said...

What a lovely little spring pot! Very creative and love the blue and yellow color combo!

Debbie said...

Super idea with the stamp! Great card :)

Melanie said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colours on your flowers. And yes I agree about the vase - very cool.

Laurie Marmon said...

Very clever use of these stamps together. I'm liking it! :) Pretty color combination too!

Julia Aston said...

What a clever clever idea and 'out of the box' use of these stamps! Love it!!

Kathryn B said...

I love how you put your card together! It's very creative!

Charmaine Stack said...

This is such a great colour scheme - soft and pretty. Love all the shimmer and shine you added. The bow is a perfect accent.

Rachel Webber said...

Lovely card, great colours and great use of the shamrock!

Rach
x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous card, Joanne.. love the colors!!

Faye said...

Nice to see you at Sweet Stampin again. Your card is very elegant, I love the colours. Thanks for joining us. x

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful card.
And what an amazing use of the shamrocks.

Janet said...

Very beautiful

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome card- looks like you won! Congrats- have you purchased that lottery ticket yet???

Lee said...

It was a great pleasure to help with your link on WMS forum. It took me 5h49m to do the 56km run this year. My best run on that race was in 1995 when I did it in 4h40m.

Joan B said...

You WON!! Yeah I'm so glad it was you!!

Antje said...

What a creative way to use those stamps!

Pauline said...

Congrats Joanne, enjoy your new stamps you lucky lady! Pauline xx

Cheryl said...

Very cute! I love that little bee. :)

Congrats on winning the LSS envie set.

Emma Lockley said...

beautiful stitching! love the colour combo. There is no link to sweet stampin in your post : (

thank you so much for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin, i hope that you will join us again soon
love emma xxx

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