WMS October Previews Day #2 51

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 12:00 AM | , , ,

***I have 2 posts today ~ if you are here for the Keep Swimming post in honor of Katie Renz, please click HERE or continue to scroll down :) Thank You!***

Hi there! Welcome to Day #2 of the October Waltzinmouse Stamps previews! Today, Claire, several members of the Waltzingmouse DT and myself will be sharing projects featuring the new fun Nordic Winter stamp set. NOTE: With Claire's blessings, I've included a peek of what's to come tomorrow!

What? No manufactured patterned paper??? You must read on! I LOVE the versatility of Waltzingmouse Stamps ~ not only are they fabulous for card making but may easily be used when creating home decor, gift packages and scrapbook layouts AND so many of them may be mixed and matched! With that being said,  today, I have two types of projects to share. First up is a layout. When I first saw the images for Nordic Winter, I immediately thought of a warm and cozy winter ski sweater like the one Connor is wearing in the Christmas photo shown below. This stamp set if full of quite a variety of stamps making it a very versatile stamp set. Using the 2 lined small heart image, I stamped the heart patterned paper on the left hand side and I combined several images to stamp the decorative paper that the photo is layered on top of. After lining up the stamps on the stamp block grid,  I inked them up using VersaMark ink, stamped then embossed using fine white powder revealing all the beautiful decorative design:
Notice the beautiful cluster of Heirloom ornaments? The larger pretty green ornament is from the previously released Vintage Ornaments featuring the "GOODWILL" label from Seasonal Remedies that was introduced yesterday and the three other (Kraft, Red and medium sized Green) are a peek at what is to come tomorrow!!! I couldn't resist inking them up and using them on this LO as they coordinate fabulously with Nordic Holidays!
If scrap booking is not your cup of tea and you prefer card making, here is a card I made using the "scraps" from my layout:
All I had to do to complete this card was ink up and stamp a sentiment from Seasons of Love - Tags that was cut using a Classic Heart die template and layered on a scalloped die cut heart that was cut using a Classic Scalloped Heart die template then layered on a chipboard heart from Want2Scrap:

Here's a look at how I stamped the lovely heart patterned paper which was soooo easy:
and the pretty embossed Nordic patterned paper:
That's all I have for today ~ Thanks so much for visiting! I'll be back tomorrow with Day #3. For some awesome inspiration, please be sure to visit Claire and the other Waltzingmouse DT members:
Claire Brennan (Owner)Anya Schrier, Becca Feeken, Belinda Chang Langner, Julia Aston, Jennifer Holmes, Kate Whelan, Kelly Schirmer, Laurie Schmidlin, Lynn Mercurio, Mona Pendleton (that's me), Niki Estes, Sandie Dunne, Tosha Leyendekker,

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Nordic Holidays, Say It Loud - Winter Holiday, Seasonal Remedies, 2011 Holiday Ornaments, Vintage Ornaments Seasons of Love - Tags
Die Templates: Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments, Edgeabilities Classic Petal, Heirloom Ornaments, Classic Ovals LG, Grand Circles, Grand Scalloped Circles, Grand CaliburClassic HeartClassic Scalloped Heart
Other: Tim Holtz/Sizzix embossing folder,  Jenni Bowlin BINGO card
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51 Sweet Comments So Far:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw, Mona! Loooove the patterns you created! Especially that white on kraft one, that looks totally awesome!!!
Warm winter hugs,
Wendy

Alina said...

lovely projects Mona! Love those stamps!

Debgem said...

Mona - I think your scrap layout is just wonderful - so festive, a great photo with gorgeous embellisments! Love those Christmas ornaments!

Lynn Mercurio said...

A loud round of applause for these project, Mona. I love that you had a picture handy with Connor wearing a sweater sporting the Nordic design and how great your combined your images to go so well on that layout. Thanks for showing us how you created your patterned paper, and your color palette is amazing!

Constance said...

Amazing project , Mona! Love how you used these pretty stamps! The kids adorable!

ScrappyFelicia said...

Stunning project Mona! Love the card and LO! You even made your own DP! Amazing!!!

Fiona said...

Phenomenal designs, Mona! Your layout is magnificent! I love those ornaments with the beautiful stamps and lovely bows! You are so incredibly talented! TFS!

Mary Chen said...

Mona, I really love these new stamps! Thanks so much for showing them! Your layout is absolutely incredible!!!! TFS!

Helen said...

Mona, this is absolutely perfect - I just adore the way you stamped the papers you used on this layout and card. I love Scandinavia (Sweden in particular) and have a real fondness for their Christmas style - you've captured it perfectly with Claire's beautiful stamps. The layout and card are both so sweet and the way you put your projects together never ceases to amaze me x

Kelly S. said...

Oh what a gorgeous layout, Mona! I am always inspired by your scrapbook pages, so detailed and made with such love! And while the colors are traditional Christmas colors, somehow you always make things look so soft and dreamy. That card is too perfect to be made with "scraps" hee! So lovely!

I'm Renee said...

THUD!!
Again...
my jaw hits the floor!
GORGEOUS!!
I'm not a scrapper but that layout is STUNNING!!
And the card with the scraps?
That would be a perfect gift...
framed for the Grammies!!
Just gorgeously stunning!!

Heather Jensen said...

I love the heart print especially! The LO is perfect Mona. You need to start submitting your LO's to scrapbooking magazines. I like how you made your own paper and the ornaments are so cute. :)
Hugs~

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful scrapbook page Mona! Your ornaments are SO pretty in the colors you used - love all the bows too!

Davi said...

Awesome!!! I love the Lo page, So beautiful with all the dp and layers you created and the ornaments are so fun to go along with the special pic. Love the card also the cool dp you made looks as if it is knitted pieces added really lovely!

Carola said...

Mona, both your layout and the card are wonderful projects. I really like very much how you stamped those different patterns and the way how you stamped the backgrounds on the cards is the best example that design paper is not needed if one has such great stamps to make own "design paper". And I also think that your colours are just perfect to Christmas projects.

Kind regards
Carola

sandi said...

Wow! How perfect! What a beauty!

Ros said...

Oh such fabulous creations and wonderful stamps ... Love how you used them ...

Becca Feeken said...

Your cards are amazing Mona! You picked stunning palettes and your pattern combos are fab! Beautiful!!

Shirley said...

Wow! I love your memory page and your card is fabulous! I am going to have to look closer at the Waltzing Mouse stamps!! I love your card!

Jeanne J said...

Mona, I just love your scrapbook page!! It really captures the spirit of the season perfectly! You added alot of texture and again - I like how you kept the photo black and white so it really draws the eye to it! Really lovely!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Both of these are beautiful! Love how you made your design and used the scraps to make a card...your amazing girl.
The picture is precious

Jennifer Holmes said...

Mona, these are all so beautiful! You know how I love kraft, red and cream...lol! And the ornaments in combination are just terrific. Love the warm holiday feel of the layout especially...and those kiddos! Too cute!

GabrielleH said...

Incredibly beautiful project!!! I just love how you made your bg paper! Love this combo of colors too! TFS!

anya said...

Mona, this is amazing! I love the patterned paper you created, its such a super compliment to the ornaments. The color scheme is perfect, just love it all!

JennyGerber said...

Mona, I am totally gaga over your magnificent LO! Wow, so gorgeous with those beautifully stamped ornaments and bows! Love that you created such beautiful patterned paper! Gorgeous card too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Reidel said...

Awesome designs, Mona! I really love this layout! Those ornaments with the beautiful stamps are so gorgeous!

Karen M said...

One word...fabulous!!!

Ashley said...

Absolutely awesome, Mona!!!

Lori said...

Wow, Mona, love the beautiful patterns that you created! I love that it matches Connor's sweater too! Brillant!!! This card and layout is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Linda R. said...

Your page and card both look amazing. I love that background very cool.. Hope you are having a happy week...

Hugs, Linda

Kelli Burnstein said...

Mona, I love this project so much but I have to say that I think your layout is absolutely breathtaking! One of your best ever! Thanks so much for the major inspiration!!!!

Kelly said...

Mona your project is so amazing! Love how you used these gorgeous stamps! Love both the LO and the card!!! Just love those ornaments and your custom DP!!!!

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

Both of your projects are terrific! The colors are so light and fresh!

Cindy Percovich said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love your beautiful custom paper! These stamps are so pretty! Your LO is amazing, Mona! Love those beautiful die cut ornaments! Thanks!

Donna H said...

Fabulous project, Mona! I'm in awe of your talent! This is so incredible!!!!

Kerry said...

Mona, I'm speechless! So beautiful! Love that layout!! TFS!

Isabel Jett said...

Mona, I'm so blown away by your beautiful LO and card!! Your handmade patterned paper is so gorgeous!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous goodies. Love the Christmas ornaments on the layout. Sweet design. :)

Kary said...

Hi Mona! What a wonderful layout!! Love the combination of stamps you showcased, they work beautifully on your layout.
Wow, amazing background patterns too - esp the one on kraft, it's SO gorgeous!! WOW, is all I can say ;) Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy Haffner said...

So BEAUTIFUL Mona!!~

Susan Hogan said...

Mona, your work is so inspiring and so beautiful, even the card made from 'scraps'!

Lisa S. said...

Love them both but that LO is just precious! You are such an awesome scrapbooker and your cards always inspire. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us. BTW, loved that early sneak peek too!

HawaiiRenee said...

Oh wow, Mona!!! I love your beautiful stamped paper; so pretty! It even matches your son's sweater! Very cute! This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!
Aloha,
Renee

Trudy said...

Absolutely stunning, Mona! Love how you made your custom paper with these beautiful stamps! The ornaments are breathtaking! Thanks for making my eyes very happy this morning!

lynn said...

adorable page and card, mona! beautiful work showcasing the new stamps!

Carol Reisner said...

Mona, I love your layout and your card is fabulous! Your custom DP is incredible! What a perfect use for these beautiful stamps and it matches the sweater! Those ornaments are absolutely phenomenal! TFS!

Tammy L said...

Beautiful background paper Mona!!! These stamps are so pretty! Phenomenal LO and card!!!!

Marge said...

Two more WOW projects, Mona -- sooo beautiful! I know Claire is thrilled to have you on her team -- she even let you sneak peek those ornaments that I'm in LOVE with!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous layout and card, Mona! Your layout is so sweet and the background stamps are wonderful (and a perfect match with Conner's sweater)! Love that sweet photo of Conner and Meri!

Shelly said...

Beautiful LO and card!!! I love that DP you made! Looks like a Christmas sweater! What fun!

Andrea M said...

OMG Mona!!! You are so right! These stamps make the perfect background!!! I love this Nordic set - it reminds me of a sweater I had as a kid :) Such a BEAUTIFUL layout!!!


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