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Thursday, 16 April 2015

...PJ Party Winner



Thank you all so much for playing along with our PJ party! I'm not finished leaving comments yet, but we have a winner! The random number generator chose the 4th challenge and then it chose entry no. 11 which was D. Ann C!

Huge Congratulations D. Ann - you win! ALSO - because your card uses WMS stamps your prize is doubled and you will get £60GBP (approx $98USD)! 

Please pop me an email on claire@waltzingmousestamps.com and I will 
organise your prize D. Ann!!

Well ladies I'm not finished just yet - I'm literally bursting at the seams with some HUGE news for WMS fans and since I can't spill just yet, I'm going to release a little of that good vibe by way of a £5 gift code for EVERYONE who entered this PJ party - I will need you to email me on claire@waltzingmousestamps.com put 'PJ PAL' in the subject line so I can find you fast - my inbox is awash - and I will reply with your gift code! 

I am just days away from the big announcement and I am so excited!!

I have a couple of special mentions below - I really enjoyed looking through all of the cards and you folks have done us proud, but there were a couple of entries that  stopped me in my tracks for one random reason or another -

Because I absolutely love frogs and this guy made me smile:

Because I just about fell off my seat when I saw this:

Because Nancy did something so cool with one of my alltime favourite sets

Because the chick is SPARKLY!! I LOVE the wee sparkly chick! click on the pic to make it bigger, it's the guy on the left.

Well that's it for tonight folks, I am so glad you could join us - we will resume our release pattern soon, soon as the big news is out!
Chat soon!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

...Welcome to our April PJ Party


Good Evening and welcome to our April PJ party - we are so glad to see you! We've been a little short of fun here at WMS lately - with so much going on behind the scenes, I've not had time to prep challenges or parties recently and my dear pal Jeanne Jachna has stepped in to create a little play time for us this evening, hat's off to Jeanne for some terrific challenges and to Jeanne and her partner in crime Cathy Weber for a super sketch! I'm making as we speak and look forward to adding my entries as I get them done!

Tonight's schedule looks a lot like this:

PJ Party Schedule:

The PJ party post and all challenge links will go live at 11:45pm tonight, the 14th April.
The PJ party winner will be announced at 11.45pm tomorrow night, the 15th April.

Rules - a little housekeeping!
• You don't have to use Waltzingmouse Stamps to play along, 
but it will make us especially happy if you do!

• You can enter each challenge as many times as you like, using separate cards and separate links, 
but you cannot enter any one card in more than one challenge!

• Links should take folks directly to the blog post/spot where we can see/
comment on your challenge entry.

• Please mention our PJ party and challenge on your blog or gallery post 
(you are welcome to grab the PJ logo or sketch graphic and add those to your blog if you like)

• You do not need to enter every challenge, but the more entries you have 
the better chance of winning the prize!

Prizes
We will have one overall winner chosen at random from the 4 challenges. The prize winner will receive £30GBP store credit for Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Now please note - this is important - if the winning entry prominently features Waltzingmouse brand stamps or dies the prize will be doubled and the winner will get £60GBP (approx $98USD)!

Please note that projects using only free WMS products will not be eligible for the double prize - though you could still qualify for the £30GBP!

Ready? Here are the links:

Challenge No. 1 - Shower with Gifts

Jeanne

Claire

Make a gift tag for a baby or wedding shower. 
Add your Challenge No. 1- Shower with Gifts Links here

Challenge No. 2 - Gift Card It

Tosha


 Jeanne

Make a wedding or baby shower card to get the new household started out on the right foot! A pocket card or place to tuck a little gift card would be just right!
Add your Challenge No. 2 - Gift card it Links here

Challenge No. 3 - Old Pajamas

Tosha

Make a project using any of your older Waltzingmouse Nestie Sets.
Add your Challenge No. 3 - Old Pajamas Links here
 


Challenge No. 4 - Bedtime Story Sketch

Jeanne

Add your Challenge No. 4 - Bedtime Story sketch 10 Links here

...PJ party tonight! there's still time


just a bump to let you know our PJ party is on this evening - get details here.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

...postcard from the edge of Europe

video

Would you like to see where I was on Easter Sunday? Just click the video. We went up to look at Slieve League cliffs in Donegal. Part of the beauty of Ireland is that nothing is more than a couple of hours drive from where I live - Donegal is particularly handy and there is nothing like standing at the edge of Europe to put things into perspective.

There are changes happening at Waltzingmouse Stamps and it has been a little overwhelming at times this year so far - My schedule for the year was vaporized by the VAT EU thing and we have had to alter the course of our business, once again. It is a great source of annoyance to me that we have been thrown of course from our monthly releases, but it has been unavoidable.

The good news is that we are embarking on an adventure that many, many folks have requested all through the 6 years we have been around so far - I'm very excited by what is coming next and I hope to make an announcement on that very soon, looking forward to spilling the beans, so to speak!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

...April PJ Party on the 14th - You're invited!

 
We’re having a pajama party and you’re invited to attend!! My hero of the hour Jeanne Jachna has stepped in to prep the PJ party for us while I get on with some boring behind the scenes stuff, Jeanne has a superb theme lined up for us and I heard a whisper that she and our lovely friend Cathy Weber got together to make up what I think is our best sketch challenge yet!! I am so looking forward to playing along with this one ladies! I'll be in the office if you need me and I'll let Jeanne take the floor now-
 
 Everyone knows that April Showers bring May Flowers! We’re pushing away those storm clouds and showering gifts this month. I’m thinking baby and wedding showers!

(Found here on Pinterest) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/54113632996365000/
 

Challenge No.1 - Shower with Gifts 

Make a gift tag for a baby or wedding shower. Wedding showers started in the 1890’s when a hostess filled a paper parasol with small presents from the guests and turned it over the head of the bride-to-be. This idea hit the fashion pages and everyone wanted to have a “shower” of their own. Of course, gifts have become too big to drop on the heads of even the bravest recipients. Why not dress one up with a fabby tag? The Little Darlings Vintage Baby range would work perfectly and there is special offer for folks shopping the bundled collection at the store right now (40% off!!!)
 
It could be elegant like this…
 
Found on Pinterest here https://www.pinterest.com/pin/76068681179786547/

Or fun and colorful like this

Found on Pinterest here https://www.pinterest.com/pin/278308451947713562/

When to make: 
Make your project now so that you can be ready to post it to your blog/gallery 
on the night of the party.
How do I link it up?: 
On the night of the party, post your project to your blog/gallery and post a direct link to it into the inlinkz tool on the party blog post that will be here on the WMS blog. Links for this challenge will remain open for 24 hours, so you will still have time to play on the night!

Challenge No.2 - Gift Card It

Make a wedding or baby shower card to get the new household started out on the right foot! Let’s face it… it takes a whole lot to set up house, or baby’s nursery! A shower is a wonderful way to help out with all those every day necessities for the new couple/family. A pocket card or place to tuck a little gift card would be just right! Any of our Gift Card it related sets would be wonderful for this challenge.

Maybe a tea themed shower card? Isn’t this just lovely?
 
Found here on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/477451997967804402/


Or take your inspiration from this Asian inspired setting
 
Found on Pinterest here https://www.pinterest.com/pin/187462403211357673/
 
When to make: 
Make your project now so that you can be ready to post it to your blog/gallery 
on the night of the party.
How do I link it up?: 
On the night of the party, post your project to your blog/gallery and post a direct link to it into the inlinkz tool on the party blog post that will be here on the WMS blog. Links for this challenge will remain open for 24 hours, so you will still have time to play on the night!
 
Found on Pinterest here https://www.pinterest.com/pin/30328997463112279/

Challenge No. 3 - Old Pajamas

Make a project using any of your older Waltzingmouse Nestie Sets. Reorganizing, arranging, and preparing for their life together or new family member is called “nesting” . So let’s break out our “Nestie” sets. These are the Spellbinder compatible stamps that you can find here in the store.

When to make: 
Make your project now so that you can be ready to post it to your blog/gallery 
on the night of the party.
How do I link it up?: 
On the night of the party, post your project to your blog/gallery and post a direct link to it into the inlinkz tool on the party blog post that will be here on the WMS blog. Links for this challenge will remain open for 24 hours, so you will still have time to play on the night!




Challenge No. 4 - Bedtime Story Sketch

Here is the sketch... Go ahead and create now - and your card will be ready to link up when we open the PJ party on the 14th! Like the other challenges links for this challenge will remain open for 24 hours, so you will still have time to play on the night!

PJ Party Schedule:


The PJ party post and all challenge links will go live at 11:45pm on the 14th April.
The PJ party winner will be announced at 11.45pm on the 15th April.

Rules - a little housekeeping!
• You don't have to use Waltzingmouse Stamps to play along, 
but it will make us especially happy if you do!

• You can enter each challenge as many times as you like, using separate cards and separate links, 
but you cannot enter any one card in more than one challenge!

• Links should take folks directly to the blog post/spot where we can see/
comment on your challenge entry.

• Please mention our PJ party and challenge on your blog or gallery post 
(you are welcome to grab the PJ logo or sketch graphic and add those to your blog if you like)

• You do not need to enter every challenge, but the more entries you have 
the better chance of winning the prize!

Prizes
We will have one overall winner chosen at random from the 4 challenges. The prize winner will receive £30GBP store credit for Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Now please note - this is important - if the winning entry prominently features Waltzingmouse brand stamps or dies the prize will be doubled and the winner will get £60GBP (approx $98USD)!

Please note that projects using only free WMS products will not be eligible for the double prize - though you could still qualify for the £30GBP!

Right, off you pop and make something! See you on the 14th!