Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse July Blog Party - Wherever You Go

Hi and welcome to the Waltzingmouse July blog party.   In case you didn't know ... on the 17th of every month Waltzingmouse hosts a Blog Party.  This is a chance for you to grab your  favorite Waltzingmouse stamps and play along.  The theme this month (perfect for July) is... The Great Outdoors.  For me that means camping.  If you know me, then you know my family is crazy into scouting.  My husband is Scoutmaster and I help  wherever I can.  Although I am not big on camping - I always try to preserve the memories of the scouts with mini scrapbooks, and special hand decorated trail mix bags for the journey.  You can always count on me as your "go to" girl for bake sales, chocolate chip cookies, or a last minute run to the store.

If you've been reading my blog you know that my son is at Philmont in New Mexico on a 14 day adventure with (get this..) no telephone, no deodorant, and (oh heck no...) no toilets!!  I haven't heard from him in over a week and I am counting the days until he is back home.  Unfortunately the very same day he arrives home he will be getting back into the car and driving down to Ransburg Scout Reservation in Bloomington, IN so I won't get to spend much time with him.  I made this card just for him.  I will be sneaking it into his bag (that he already has packed for a quick get away) along with a big bag of Skittles so that he knows I'm thinking of him.

I made this one with a combination of SEVERAL Waltzingmouse stamps.  Although they don't have any camping sets yet (HINT HINT CLAIRE & ANYA!!) I knew I could make the scene in my head with what I have on hand.  I took the doily stamp and inked it with red and orange for a beautiful sunrise.  The chevrons are my mountains and water, and the other background stamps I rough cut shapes from.  The stick for the sign is a snipped off bit of wooden skewer and I just had to throw a little twine in there for my bear bag/clothes line. 
This little scene was so much fun to make.  I am glad I got it out of my head and into paper so I can rest my mind!!  LOL!!  Why not check out what everyone else came up with for the Great Outdoors Challenge.  I think it will be a Great Escape!!  You can see all the projects linked up here.  Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse  Way Out West, Dainty Dollies 2, Off Beat Backgrounds, Free Spirit Sentiments, Gingham & Co. , Heirloom Patterns
Paper;  Papertrey Ink:  Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Vintage Cream, Stone
Ink:  Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw
Momento Tangelo, Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy, Rich Cocoa, Teal Zeal, Summer Sky, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Bahama Blue, Toffee Crunch
Extras:  Twine, Wooden Skewer, Embossing Folder Houndstooth Cutttlebug

35 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is not only AMAZING with the creative use of these stamps, but the image overall is so striking, and I'm loving all the bright, playful colors.

Maureen said...

what a stunning card! This is sure to inspire them to make that camping set, although, looking at this card, you don't need one! LOL LOVE the doily as the sun :)

Julie said...

Fantastic card, Jeanne! I love it and I'm so going to CASE it. I don't even know anyone that goes camping, but I'm still going to make this card, lol!

Julia Aston said...

Oh my goodness Jeanne! I just have to keep looking at this - all the creative uses of your stamps - the wonderful colors and textures and the totally cute design! I hope your technology deprived son appreciates this as he opens his back pack on his next adventure!

Cathy Weber said...

How great you were able to create a fabulous...and I do mean fabulous camping scene with no camping stamps! Only you could pull that off. I love the trees and the combination of patterns...the cute little Stay safe sign. Great job on the blog party theme.

Bumblebee said...

wow, I love how you have created the scene with the fab papers you stamped. The sun is fantastic, and the details are amazing (folding back the tent!)thanks for sharing!

Craftilicious said...

That's just brilliant - love the little tent!

Melissa said...

Amazing! What a gorgeous and vibrant scene! Love the doily sunrise and your fun tent!

Joyce said...

This is crazy creative and clever. I love that little camping scene you created, and that is saying a lot, because I am NOT, repeat NOT an outdoorsy camping gal. But I think I could be dragged along if my tent were hounds tooth, and the trees were checked and polka dotted, and the sunrise was like a giant doily.

Kelly S. said...

SHOCK AND AWE! This is such an amazing design, Jeanne! I just love the way you see stamps and paper :) The doily makes for one brilliant sun, and I love the chevron waves! Your use of the background images is so CLEVER on this and makes for such a wonderful scene. I am just flipping over this wonderful card!

Lisa S. said...

Jeanne,
I can't express how much I love this card. First, the creativity behind it is amazing, truly. Love how you made your mountains and water with chevrons. That totally rocks girl!! Your son is lucky to have such a thoughtful mom.
Totally Fabulous!!!
Big Hugs,
Lisa xx

Renee said...

Jeanne...
this is beyond fabulous...
OMGosh...
just amazing!!
The patterns...
the colors...
there is so much I could spend an hour pointing it all out...
but let me just say...
perfection! :)
Hope your son is soon safe home...
and gets a shower...
before leaving again! :)
Isn't being a mama the hardest?

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Your card is a jaw-dropper! I LOVE the colors and the stylism of it - the way you used various patterns and WOW - over the top inspirational! I don't think I've ever had anything this wonderful in my head! Excellent!

Pauline said...

What a brilliant fun and very visually striking scene you have created Jeanne! I love the beautiful sunrise, and the chevron sky, (how I yearn for some blue sky and sunshine)
And the fabby pine trees! Finished off with the sweet little tent and sign, it's sure to brighten your sons day, and make him miss you even more! Omg, no deodorant or toilets?!?! My idea of hell, I bet you will have a hot bath ready and waiting for him as soon as he gets in the door! Lol!

Asha said...

Pure genius, Jeanne, Love all the details, the idea is just fabulous! Mind-blowing. Speechless!

Helen said...

Oh my goodness Jeanne this is just BRILLIANT!! I really love this idea - what a fantastic scene - that cute little tent, the stamped trees and beautiful sunset! Speechless - totally casing this one - I bet your son will think this is awesome! Hope he's having a fabulous time away - an experience he's going to remember for some time by the sound of things. I will be pacing the floor when my boys start venturing out on expeditions - it seems that its in their blood!

Holly Saveur said...

STUNNING!!LOVE love love it....what you made is so Super!

Vickie Z said...

WOW!!!! Fabulous use of all those sets...girl you have one of the most creative minds!!! Love camping myself....do like toilets though!!! Love the bright colors!

Claire said...

What an amazing way to use those doile stamps (that I've just bought - yay!).Your card is absolutely stunning and I'm sure your son will love this (once he's had a nice hot shower!)

anya said...

Now, I really just don't know what to say. I've been here three times to look at your amazing card, and am at a loss for words. This is just fanTAStic. It reminds me of an old poster or fun artwork. The way you combined elements and patterns to put this together is just perfect, Jeanne. So creative, just love the way your mind works!

Sharron said...

OMG, Jeanne, words cannot describe how AMAZING this is--a real work of art! You are SO creative!! LOVE the doily sun and the chevron mountains, with even some flowing water! And all the patterned papers that magically became a forest of trees and adorable little campsite! I wish real life camping could be as magical. I love waking up outside and hearing all the birds but just can't function without toilets & hot showers!

Marlena M. said...

I love that tent and nature scene. Awesome pops of color and charisma! ;)

Sarah said...

Amazing card...so imaginative!!
The sunrise is spectacular and I love the little tent.

Antje said...

This is really great and creative - love how you made the sun! ... and the trees - everything just wonderful!

cbuswell said...

WOW! I love this card! It's amazing! You should do mixed media if you don't already! Really fabulous!!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! This is simply brilliant! Love the mixture of stamps and patterns. I think your son will love it! I think the little tent is so sweet!

Marybeth said...

Wow Jeanne! Leve it to you to create your own camping card. Love this and the bright vibrant colors. Love the bright happy sun you have created as well. I hope you are worrying a bit less. Remember I have Roger covered in my prayers :) I know that wont stop you… but it might help a bit. So sorry its so hot by you.

Kim said...

I am in awe of your card, it is just amazing. Talk about thinking outside the box, this is just way outside. So creative and so clever.

Lisa M said...

Holy amazing scenery!!! Never in my wildest dreams would my brain have constructed a scenery like this...this just blows me away!!! What a great Mom you are and Skittles too?? WOW! That's my son's favorite and he'd let you adopt him... LOL.

Fan-freakin'-tastic card chica...REALLY, REAAAALY, sensational.
HUGS!

Claire Brennan said...

OMGOSH JEANNE!!! this is pretty incredible!!! Pinning this!! and thank you so much for playing along!! hugs!

Ardyth said...

WOW! Amazing creativity!

JJ Bolton said...

I seriously have no words Jeanne! I love it! I beyond love it!!! Everything about it is perfection! This is definitely on my top 10 Jeanne cards EVER! Did I say that I like it? LOL

Hope you are doing well my friend! Obviously all the heat is good for your creativity!

Marybeth said...

Congrats on your shout out from Clair on your fanstic card.

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Love the colours, amazing card & great use of the stamps :)

Super Jen said...

This one card has more creativity in it than everything I've ever made combined. Amazing.