A Spring in My Step

Hey everyone! Welcome to another week! I'm happy to be participating in the first Waltzingmouse Stamps Customer Blog Hop today. If you've been hopping along, you probably arrived here by way of Pauline's blog. If not, never fear, just click on over to the WMS blog to start from the beginning. This is also the square version of this week's Mojo Monday sketch.


The theme for the hop is spring, and although I've indulged in quite a collection of Claire's beautiful stamps, I had to think a little outside the box to create something springy. I finally settled on creating my own flower with stamps from the new Small Vintage Circles set. I had some papers from the darling Tiny Princess digi paper pack by Sugarplum Paperie printed out and decided to take my inspiration from the pinks and greens in the pack. So I stamped the leaf shape 5 times on the pink paper, then trimmed out. Next I stamped the larger solid circle and punched out with a larger circle punch, then sponged the edges, layered all the pieces together and covered the solid stamping with a nice little coating of Cotton Candy Stickles.

Next up I stamped the gorgeous frame from Very Vintage Labels #1 on Buttercream cardstock in Regal Rose, then cut out with the Labels 1 Nestabilities and sponged lightly with Pink Pirouette. The sentiment is stamped in old olive with the For You stamp in the Very Vintage Christmas set. Then it was just a matter of finishing off with a little ribbon and pearls. Okay, there you have it. That's my card in a nutshell! :)

Next up on the hop is Stephanie Grubb.
Happy hopping!


My Toys:
Stamps:
Small Vintage Circles, Very Vintage Labels #1, Very Vintage Christmas (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Tiny Princess Digi Paper Pack (Sugarplum Paperie)
Ink: Regal Rose, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette (SU!), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Pink Grosgrain ribbon (SU!), Labels 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), pearls, Cotton Candy Stickles, circle punch

For those of you new to my blog, the comment link is in the upper right corner of the page, next to the post title. Thanks for stopping by!

42 comments

  1. ohhhh gorgeous! I really love the colours in this one, they're blending beautifully. Looking forward to tomorrow's sketch!

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  2. LOVELY!!! Great colours, and love how you built the flower! The label looks great on the angel too, nicely done J!!!!!!!

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  3. LOVE your flower design.... must lift this!!!
    Hugs,
    Angela xxx.

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  4. Sweet! What a lovely creation, love it :)

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  5. Absolutely fabulous card!!!! love it!!!

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  6. oh drool Julee, love that flower, genius! and the colours are so soft and pretty, beautiful, thank you so much for hopping with us!!

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  7. Absolutely stunning Julee, the ribbon is lovely and a clever flower too, so lovely! xxx

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  8. WOW!! really beautiful, I love the way you made the flowers...great!

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  9. I love the colors and how you have arranged the petals in order to make the flower. Very clean.

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  10. love your thinking outside of the box... great way of putting the quote and the pink perls in the corner are making this card just perfect!!TFS

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  11. Oh wow - totally blown away by this card. I love the way you've used the different stamp sets - so clever x I agree with the comments so far - GORGEOUS!

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  12. Very clever, and very pretty, too!! That is a great flower!!

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  13. Gorgeous, love the colours and how you made your flower!

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  14. Gorgeous, Julee, as always. Love your digi paper and colours. Simply lovely.

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  15. I love that satin ribbon, and the string of 'pearls' adds a fabulous touch!

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  16. This is so gorgeous, Julee!!! I saw it on the Mojo Monday blog and had to come comment on it! LOVE that beautiful bloom you created, and the colors are beautiful!

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  17. Okay, WOW!! You are such a clever girl - I love how the knitted background looks so different with a few of the stitches highlighted. Fantastic! And hellooooo - could you be more clever to use the leaves to create a really cool flower?!! Love, love, love everything about this!!

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  18. Beautiful! Love the flowers & the colors :)

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  19. Very lovely card, Julee! :) Love your use of the leaves!!

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  20. This is so pretty, Julee! Love the colors and how you made your own flower! Thanks so much for hopping with us!

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  21. Gorgeous creation, Julee!! LOVE your flower!!!

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  22. This is awesome!!!! so pretty!

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  23. Very pretty color combination (one of my favorites). Very clever way to do a flower! Love all the details too.

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  24. This is GORGEOUS Julee!! Thanks for a fun sketch.

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  25. Very pretty! I love how you built your flower, great idea!

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  26. Beautiful card Julee!! The colors are gorgeous and the flower is so creative! Beautiful papers too!! :)

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  27. Julee, what a great take on the challenge - it's gorgeous!!!!

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  28. So great to see you here, Julee! Love what you did with Claire's stamps!! I'm in the presence of greatness with you two, I swear! :)

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  29. this is sooo pretty Julee, great use of the WS...have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*

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  30. Love the layout, the patterns and the colors! I had to get creative to create a "Spring" entry also - I wound up making a flower out of the hearts in the Celtic Heritage set!! Amazing what you can create when challenged!!

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  31. As Always, Fabulous Card! I am such a fan!!

    Hugs,Gina Marie

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  32. Absolutely stunning! Love love love the colors and what a creative flower!

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  33. Love your flower. Very pretty card.

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  34. Wow your flower is genius! Bravissima!!

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  35. Uh.....woops....I've just noticed that your comments are at the top of the post - not the bottom and so my last comment will appear on your hub's birthday card post. Ah well......what I've said previously still stands.

    xxx

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  36. Such a gorgeous creation! Love your card!

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  37. What a beautiful creation! The colours and embellisments work in perfect harmony!

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  38. What a creative way to make flowers! The colors are so pretty and that bow is a wow! Gorgeous card!

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  39. What a fantastic card! I love the design and colors!

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  40. your card it's fabulous!!! Wow!! I love it!!

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