BIG Spooky News & a Sneak Peek!!!! 87

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 12:00 AM | , ,

Hi Everyone! I have been waiting to share some exciting news with all of you! Claire Brennan, the Owner/Designer of Waltzingmouse Stamps has invited me to join her & her awesome DT :) I am so incredibly excited & honored - I just can't believe it! Thank you so very much Claire! Have you all seen the NEW Oh so pretty Waltzingmouse Store or the Gallery? Yep, Claire opened up a Gallery where all of us can share our Waltzingmouse creations! How fun is that?

With that being said, I am here to share the first day of three August sneak peeks: WARNING: this post contains some not so ordinary spooktacular goodies!Mixing things up a bit with non-traditional Halloween colors, I made a few cards showcasing only a few of the many fabulous images from the Waltzingmouse Stamps: Midnight's Feast & Wanda's Pantry sets.So many of Claire's images fit flawlessly with various Spellbinders™ die templates making it super easy to get a precise cut/embossed edge every time! The square shaped sentiments on all these cards were cut using a S4-126 Classic Squares LG die template & mounted on double layered frames cut using the NEW S4-291 Labels Fifteen. Don't you just love those labels??? The tags were cut using one of the following die templates: S4-139 Petite Scalloped Oval LG, S4-141 Petite Scalloped Oval SM, S4-140 Petite Oval SM, S4-130 Petite Oval LG.

Every Saturday there is a Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! If you love a challenge like me, then come join along :)
I had so much fun mixing & matching all the images from the Midnight's Feast & Wanda's Pantry sets & the sketch fit so I made several cards each a lil' different! The card below has a darling Be-witching tag clipped in place:

I don't know if you can tell, but if you click to enlarge the photos, you should be able to really see the funky aged, shimmery, crackled effect on each of the square cut images. I brushed on Ranger Rock Candy, set aside to allow it to work its magic!

Do you recognize the distressed metal skull & crossbones embellishment from the soon to be released Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities® S4-279 Graveyard Scenes and Shapes die template set? You may recall seeing samples created & shared the other night during the Spellbinders™ Blog Frenzy.

Here's one last up close & personal look :)

Please be sure to hop on over to see all the spooky goodness that Claire (Owner), Lisa, Julia, Lynn, Anya, Bonnie, Jennifer & Laurie have created surely to get you inspired :) That's all for today - I will be back tomorrow with some more Sneak Peeks! Thanks for looking!

Stamps:
Waltzingmouse Stamps: Midnight Feast & Wanda's Pantry

Spellbinders™ S4-291 Labels Fifteen, Shapeabilities® S4-279 Graveyard Scenes and Shapes, S4-126 Classic Squares LG, S4-139 Petite Scalloped Oval LG, S4-141 Petite Scalloped Oval SM, S4-140 Petite Oval SM, S4-130 Petite Oval LG, W-001 The Wizard™

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87 Sweet Comments So Far:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastically creepy...and I mean that is a GOOD way! What awesome creations and I'm so loving these new nesties! EEK!

Welcome to the team...we are so happy to have you join us!

GinaB said...

Amazing cards, Mona! Wow, exciting news! What a perfect fit! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

congrats mona!!! wonderful news :)!
i love your creations! your cards are always so wonderfully put together. love them! i love all the stitching and ribbons!
thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!
*hugs* steph :)

Fiona said...

Wow, what exciting news, Mona! Claire is so smart to grab you and place you on her team! You are so amazingly talented! 1000 congratulations to you AND Waltzing Mouse!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Congratulations, Mona! I'm so happy for you! Your spooky sneak peeks are so cute!!

Sue W said...

Congratulations - Amazing projects!

Trudy said...

Gorgeous cards that beautifully showcase these amazing WM stamps! I'm so tickled that you are on the WM Team! I know we'll be seeing more incredible designs in the future! Congratulations!

KathyO said...

OMG Mona, how exciting! You always seem to have something exciting up your sleeve! I am so happy for you! The other commenter is so right; you are a perfect fit for Waltzing Mouse! These cards are so beautiful, Mona!

Ann said...

I've been a big fan of your blog Mona and just love your pretty designs. So pleased your fabulous talent has been recognised by Claire. Look forward to more lovely creations.

Heidi said...

Congrats, dear Mona! Great cards! Love these stamps! Thanks for introducing me to them! Can't wait to see all the neat things you will be creating soon! I assume you are still with Spellbinders? These two are a great combination of companies!

Julie said...

Hiya Mona,
I hope your well, sorry I've not been over to your blog for a while but I've just had a catch up - you've been creating some wonderful cards.
Congrats on the design team position - I love Claires stamps I cant wait to see you work your "Mona Magic" with them.
Take Care - Ju xx

Debbi said...

Mona, as usual these cards are gorgeous! Love the stamps and all the little dets! Congratulations for being asked to join the WM team! So fun!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful use of the sketch! The ribbons are fabulous! Congrats on your new DT!

Ros said...

Well done Mona ... they are lucky to have you

Becca Feeken said...

Congrats Mona, you'll make a wonderful addition to Claire's team! Can't wait to see what you create!!

Bonnie said...

Hey Hey - A big official welcome Mona! Happy to have you aboard - absolutely LOVE these non-traditional colours- so pretty and refreshing!

Andrea M said...

Huge congrats Mona!!! So excited for you! Your cards are fantastic!!! I adore the color combos you've selected.
I've recently started visiting the WMS blog and taking part in the sketch challenges - thanks to the gorgeous inspiration I've seen on your blog :) Have a good one!

Lory (Loryquilt) said...

Your cards are always magnificent! I am happy that you do the dt Waltzingmousestamps Claire has made a good choice!!! Ciao Lory

Laurel said...

congrats to you, although I am not surprised, you are so talented!

Beth said...

Congrats Mona! Awesome news, and fabulous projects!!

Lisa Kind said...

These sentiments are hilarious! Great cards, Mona! Congrats on your new DT appointment! Have fun with it! Miss you over at JUGs!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fun halloween cards - big Congrats Mona!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love these, Mona! Congrats on your new team.. you'll make a FABULOUS addition!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh, MONA--what do you do that I don't just LOOOOOOOVE and drool over!! These are FAB! I just love how you used non-traditional colors!! FAB FAB FAB:) Congrats on the new DT!!! YOU ROCK!

Kelly S. said...

This are Halloween tricks for sure...you get sucked in by the beauty only to see the sentiment, EEEEEK! Love them! Congrats on being a new member of WMS Design Team, so deserved!

Davi said...

Congratulations Mona, You will be such an asset to the WM team!! These are spookalicious creations!!

HeatherCz said...

I knew it! I really did! With all your recent posts using WM stamps and how perfectly those stamps fit your style (note the beautiful cards in this post), I figured that you would be on the WM design team soon! Claire is a smart lady to grab such a wonderful talent like you! CONGRATULATIONS!

Jan Hirsch said...

Beautiful cards Mona! I love those awesome nesties and how they are so perfect with these spooky stamps! These are some of the most beautiful Halloween cards I've seen! Congrats on being asked to be on the WM team! You will be such a wonderful addition!

Kerry said...

Amazing news, Mona! Looks like a perfect fit! Love these 3 cards! Puts me in the mood for Halloween! Congratulations!

Julia Aston said...

Mona! I'm SO glad to have you with us on the DT! Welcome, welcome!! Your cards are super today - how different each one looks just changing colors - and I love all the little 'accessories' you've added to each one! This set is so 'spooktacular' for Halloween!

Olivia R said...

Wow, what exciting and magnificent news! I have been loving all your projects using these WM stamps and to wake up today to hear that you are on her team is so enjoyable! You are such a talented lady; I know we will be seeing so many wonderful things to come, like these beauties!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

So spooky and gorgeous all at the same time!!! I love the pretty ribbons you've added and the little vintage touches you've given your cards! So pretty!!

Caroline Moore said...

Yeah, what great news, Mona! I'm so excited for you! I love these stamps and your designs are amazing! Congratulations, girlie!

GabrielleH said...

Mona, I'm so happy and excited for you! What a great opportunity for both you and Claire! I love her stamps and your combine them so well with your incredible vintage style! What a perfect match! Love these gorgeous Halloween cards! They are amazing!

Sandie said...

OMGosh, these are just wonderful. Love the non traditional colours.

Jennifer Holmes said...

Welcome to the team, Mona! I love your creations today. The color combos are just terrific...er...I mean spooky! And I'm lovin' the new dies!

Carlie said...

What great news, Mona! Love these gorgeous and fun cards! Glad to see that you are on the WM team! Can't wait to see all the exciting new stuff you'll be making!

Julie said...

So happy for you Mona! No one us more deserving and talented! Congratulations! Great cards!

Stampin' Pam said...

Congratulations! So happy that you are joining yet another amazing DT. Claire is amazing and you will be a wonderful addition t her tea, great job with these spooky goodies. See you next week :-)

Lizzy Copland said...

Wow! Great news Mona! You introduced me to these amazing WM stamps and now you're on their team! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see more incredible projects like these spooky delicious designs!

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations on your new DT assignment, Mona! These non-traditionally colored Halloween cards are awesome!

Nancy said...

Your design style complements Claire's stamps perfectly. I will enjoy seeing your creations pre-release rather than post-release. Your color choices are fabulous in these cards for grownups who love Halloween.

Lynne Phelps said...

Congratulations on joining the WMS team, and welcome to the newest mouseketeer! I absolutely LOVE the contrast of the vintage background, bright, happy pastel ribbons and mats and then the gorey subject matter! The rock candy crackle is the icing on the cupcake! What a treat, LOL! Lovely cards!

Lora DeJardins said...

Congratulations Mona! I can't think of a better fit! Your work totally enhances WM's stamps! I lobe these three cards; they are so yummy and scary too! Can't wait to see more from this new pairing!

Lori Kilterman said...

So happy to hear about you being asked to join the Waltzing Mouse team! You are responsible for alot of us finding about this fun new stamp company! It's perfect that you will be working your magic with these gorgeous stamps! They are so smart to get you! This is going to be so fun!

Heather Jensen said...

Congratulations Mona! These are just adorable. I guess the time is coming to make holiday cards. I am seeing them everywhere now. I love the pink one with the skull. :)

Kathy Martin said...

Lovin' these! So fun! Great ribbons! :)

Linda Robinson said...

These are wonderful.. I just love them! Congrats on makeing the DT. You Rock!

Silvia said...

I love your cards Mona! The colors are so yummy and the stamps are beautiful. I am loving this images... thanks for sharing your projects and congrats on your new position as a designer!! You truly deserve it! I am so happy for you and can't wait to see more of those images on your cards.

Still unpacking... no time to create anything yet!

Cheryl Love said...

Fabulous news Mona! I had my suspicions... Beautiful gorgeous cards! I love all the color variations! You do such wonderful creative work! Claire is really really smart to add you to her team! Congratulations!!!

Brianna said...

Hi Mona! Great to hear about your new design team! Congratulations! Your cards, as usual, are to die for! I love all three!

ScrappyFelicia said...

Creepy and scary but oh so beautiful! All your cards are fabulous, Mona! You are the most versatile design out there! I love all the cute little details and the pretty colors you chose to make each card unique! I must get my hands on those new dies and those Waltzing Mouse stamps! It's all just breathtaking! Also, congratulations on joining the WM design team! What an honor!

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE your spooky cards! Especially the non-traditional colors ... so fun!

Congrats on the DT!

Mary Reidel said...

I'm so happy happy for you! Mona, you are an amazing designer! I just love visiting your blog and learning new techniques! Now we'll get to ride along and learn more using these beautiful Waltzing Mouse stamps! I just love these since learning about them here! Can't wait to see lots more!

Sue Nader said...

Congratulations talented Mona! Your cards are all stunning! Way to go Claire!

Julie Ranae said...

Finally made it over : ) These are the 'sweetest' creepy greetings I have ever seen! Love these new stamps!
Congrats on yet another team that you will represent well! WM and MP = Great Combo!

Mirna said...

Very exciting news today, Mona! I'm so glad that you are on this team. I see that you love their stamps and you have make some gorgeous creations lately using them! What a great fit for you! I love these wonderful cards! Very spooky and cute at the same time! Have fun!

1CardCreator said...

These cards are eerily adorable! Congratulations on the invite to the Waltzing Mouse team, I know you love their stamps and feature them often. They are fortunate to have you on the team! ~Diane

PaperMom said...

Wow, these stamp sentiments are just plain fun! I love here entire collection! I'm so happy to see that you have been asked to join Claire's team! What a smart move on her part as we all know how incredible and versatile your talent is! Can't wait to see what else you have going on! TFS!

Sue Lelli said...

CONGRATS Big Time! How very EXCITING!
LOVE your Spooky cards and I'm loving those new Spellbinders labels. I MUST have them!!

Carol H said...

Big big congratulations, Mona! Your cards are gorgeous and I bet this only scratches the surface of what is to come! I'm so happy to see you on this magnificent stamp company's team! They will probably sell double the amount because of you :)

Chris said...

Wow, Mona! What super exciting news! I'm so thrilled to see you on this wonderful team! I have recently fallen in love with Waltzing Mouse's offerings! I've noticed that you seem to have, as well. All your recent projects present these stamps and the Spellbinders dies so well. Both companies must be tickled pink to have you! I'm just happy to follow and get inspired by you!

Norma said...

Amazing cards, Mona! I'm always blown away when I visit and now I'll be even more blown away with your use of these wonderful WM stamps! I'll be placing an order soon because of you! I just have to case your style! Congratulations dear!

Nancy L. said...

Congrats Mona!! Love your card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats on the dt!! Love your spooky cards!! The layout is gorgeous!!

Silke Ledlow said...

CONGRATS MONA!!! You are a fabulous addition to the already fabulous team!!! You've been rockin' her stamp sets for a while now and I'm so lovin' these super cute and oh so gorgeous halloween cards!!! The different colors are awesome!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Christy Haverhill said...

You always seem to have something exciting going on! I'm so happy for you and excited to see what you have in store in the future! You halloween cards are so beautiful! Vintage and spooky at the same time!!!!

Teri Holister said...

Congratulations! What a big surprise! It will be fun to see what neat projects you will be doing with Waltzing Mouse! I love their stamps and I love everything you do!

Pamela_U said...

Wow, knock my socks off again, Mona! Your cards are magnificent! Claire must be doing backflips to have someone so talented on her team! WOW! Your cards are so fabulous. My favorite is the one with the spooky skull and crossbones! You always do such a beautiful job! Congratulations!

Ren-Yi said...

Dear Mona -
Congrats! what a well-deserved spot. you never ceased to knock my socks off! and those cards are just awesome. they looks so cheery and yet manage to make it tingle down my spine. something for a slytherin-run store on diagon alley perhaps? ;) congrats again!

Julia Young said...

Congrats on your new DT position! What a great company to be associated with! I love her stamps! Your designs are perfect! I'm dying to see more!

Trisha said...

Mona, I'm so happy to hear about you being asked to join the Waltzing Mouse team! How fun! CONGRATS!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Happy news, Mona! Congratulations! It is well deserved and I'm sure Waltzing Mouse is as excited to have you!

Becky said...

Very pretty cards! I love your style, Mona! Glad to see you with WM! Match made in heaven!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous cards Mona, I love them both, you make spooky Halloween card looks fun, I like the idea of the non-traditional colors. Congrats on your new DT post!

MeredithS said...

Congratulations Mona! Waltzing Mouse is so lucky to have you showcase her products! Your cards are so fabulous,always!

Heidi said...

Congratulations Mona! I was so excited when i read Claire's blog this morning!! Your card is sooo cute!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Too Cool Mona!!! Love your take on the sketch - the pleated ribbon is awesome!!!

Tatanky said...

Congratulations Mona...I´m not surprised your work is great:D

Yesnir said...

Congratulations! Claire made a great decision choosing you! Anyone that sees one post on your blog knows that you are gifted! I am very happy that we will get to enjoy lots of creative designs in the coming days like these 3 cards! Love the sentiments and your non-traditional colors! Bravo!

JGoedes said...

Love these colours, Mona! All three cards are phenomenal! I'm so excited that you have joined the WM design team! Congratulations! Well deserved!

Kelli Burnstein said...

Wow, I love these cards!!! Congrats again, Mona!

NanceB said...

I love what you did with these 3 cards, Mona! They are amazing! Love all the cute little details! You really make these WM stamps look great! Congrats on joining their team!

Alison said...

Congratulations, Mona! I sort of thought we might be hearing this news... Claire made a great choice!

anya said...

Welcome to the team, Mona! I am really looking forward to working with you! You kicked things off great with a fantastic set of cards - I love the non-traditional colors!

lisa808 said...

Fun sayings & cards.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

You have given me a whole new perspective. That is what I love about your art... you aren't following the norm. Who knew Halloween stamps could be so fabby with decidedly non-Halloween colors! A left-brained AHA!!!!


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