Sunday, January 16, 2011

Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz

Hi there! Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day! Today is also the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz with the theme of Valentine / Love! This is only my 2nd time participating in a WMS Blog Waltz and I'm super excited to play along this month!!

I have to admit that initially I was a little stumped trying to come up with a project for this waltz as I don't have any WMS Valentine's stamps and I really wanted to make a V-Day project / card. I thought about using that fun Sweet Confections stamp in the Rescue Remedies set, but I really wanted to make something for my 4-yr-old son, Dean. Then suddenly as I sat and watched my space-obsessed son drawing yet another Solar System picture, inspiration struck and I pulled out my Half Pint Heroes set and got to work...


I used this non-Valentine stamp set to create THE perfect Valentine card and treat for my son.


I went with the very appropriate rocket ship, adding a little boy colored to look like my tousled-hair Dean.


I combined 2 of the sentiments on flagged strips to form the sweet message "love you to the moon and back". I added a little bit of pink pom pom trim for embellishment to the card and tied a red satin ribbon around the top of the treat tube.


The little gift tag on the treats says "To: l'il dude, from: mommy". The "to:" and "from:" as well as the "l'il dude" (with "hey" masked out) are all from the same Half Pint Heroes stamp set. I'm really pleased with how this turned out, especially since I was starting to panic and had NO IDEA yesterday afternoon what I was going to do for this Waltz! Just goes to show that so many of these stamps really are quite versatile and can be used for multiple holidays and occasions!

Be sure to stop by and check out the rest of the Waltzers - you can find the list of participants HERE in the WMS forum. I can't wait to see what everyone created this month!

43 comments:

Debgem said...

Just love this card. The backing papers are fabulous and the image is so beautifully coloured. Great card!

Pauline said...

Aaaah, that's so sweet, how lovely.

Ingrid Danvers said...

The card is really cute. I really like your coloring. TFS!

Helen L said...

love your card!! What a great idea for the half-pint heroes, and you did a great job on it!! TFS!!

Inkyfingers said...

Such a cute card and I'm sure your son will love it. That pom pom trim is gorgeous!
Hugs
Carol x

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Fantastic Jen. Love this design and those papers....PERFECT!

cbuswell said...

SO sweeet!! love this!!

Iolanthe said...

Aw this is so cute

Anabelle said...

Such a cute project. Love the little candy tube yo made with that adorable card.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card! Love the pink pom poms!

Julia Aston said...

What a super Valentine's set Jen! I love the papers you used and the red rocket! The tube of candy is so fun with the cute tag!

Joanne Gilch said...

Claire's stamps are the MOST versatile! Love how you made your own sentiments to fit the scheme of things! that set is so cute and you used it to the max and BACK!!!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh that is SO cute! I didn't even think about how cute that set would be for Valentine's Day! Now extra reason for it to hop in my cart, soon! Love the colors and the pom poms!

Dee in N.H. said...

Awesome card! Soooo cute!

LaurieJ said...

Fantastic card Jen! What a creative use of the image. Your coloring is wonderful. I think your son is going to love it!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is so cute! I love your red color scheme, it looks great. I used the same set to make a card for my son for the hop, too :)

Chris L.

Lee said...

What a great idea. This is so cute!

Vera said...

So sweet and very creative!

Belinda said...

So sweet! :) What a fabulous Vday treat for your son! :) LOVE the way you used the lil' dude on the tag and the fun coloring!

snowbear said...

Cute card...especially for little boys.

NoraAnne said...

How adorable! I love the sketch and the colors, and what a great way to think outside of the box with these stamps for Vday!

Luanne said...

Oh so cute! I love it, and he will too!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Too, too precious Jen!! I love all the fabulous details, and your little gift to go with your card. ADORABLE!!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh wow! Jen! This is just perfect!! I love how you manipulated the sentiments to get just what you needed! and the red rocket is awesome!!! Such a fun set! Thank you for waltzing along with us!

Trish said...

Love those stamps - fab card for your son!

Muckyfingers said...

Absolutely beautiful :) xXx

Joan B said...

absolutely adorable

carole said...

This is si cute.. I want to be in the moon too ;-)

Debby said...

I put this one straight in my favourites folder - love it!

Sue W said...

Oooh gorgeous!!! Love the dp and colours on this cutie!

Heidi said...

What an adorable card! Your coloring is beautiful!

Janet said...

Wow--gorgeous!

Laurie Marmon said...

Super cute little card and candy set! Love it!

KindredEsprit said...

Very cute card to go along with a fun gift! I'm sure your son will be excited to receive these!

Sharon said...

Brilliant, Jen! What a wonderful idea to use those stamps. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I really appreciate it. :D

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the red rocket ship and the pom poms are adorable!

Meredith said...

CUTE!! What a great idea for a boy's valentine, and I think you did a phenomenal job on your colouring :)

Sheryl said...

This is a fantastic card, I love the papers and stamps you've chosen

Charmaine Stack said...

Wonderful ingenuity! I bet Dean will love it... and his Mummy!

Melissa said...

What a sweet card! I love that sentiment--perfect for a mommy to her son!

Donna said...

Adorable little card, love the sentiment. Donna x

Pat said...

Perfect card for a little boy. Very creative of you.

Wendy said...

Ok, when I tell you this I am so not kidding, this is the best card ever! Love it my friend!