Thursday, September 5, 2019

Waffle Flower September 2019 Release Blog Hop


Hi guys!

This month, Waffle Flower is introducing a new illustrator Cassie Loizeaux with the September release!  Her set Flower Girl (stampdiecombo) is based on her charming and popular flower dress girl illustration.  In the September release, you'll also see new stamps from all your favorite Waffle Flower illustrators.  From Big Bear and Bird, we have Bear Hugs (stampdiecombo) that depicts one of her most popular designs.  You'll also see your favorite mice from Liz Mytinger in the Little Artists (stampdiecombo).  Rounding out the release are the new floral Poppy Hawthorn set (stampdiecomboby Karla Jodoin, retirement-themed sentiment set Happy Retirement (stampdiecombo), and a fun Fish & Chips mini stamp set (271273) from illustrator Kamo. 

This month also includes some basics from the popular nesting dies series, Nesting Circles Die (310332), Nesting Squares Die (310333) and Nesting Ovals Die (310334). Like our popular A2 Layers Die, there are 17 dies in each of these nesting die sets including, as our customers put it, “all-the-sizes-I-need”.Also by popular request, we have our favorite stamp cleaner bottled with a dauber top and named it Tender Loving Cleaner (WFT002) for precise and messy-free applications.

Click here to watch the video introduction to the September release!


This first card uses my new set, Happy Retirement.  At work, there have been so many folks retiring and there wasn't much out there in terms of retirement-related stamps.  (I get it, I'm old!  Or at least my friends are, heehee!) .  The set has 2 large "Happy Retirement" stamps in different styles, one in a script and one in a bolder block.  It also comes with a bunch of smaller sentiments to mix and match for almost any recipient.   I used the script sentiment for this card and added some mice enjoying retirement:)


Each mouse is highlighted with a blended ink circle that I made using one of the many nesting circle dies.  That little painter mouse is from the new Little Artists set. 



For the next card, I used the block sentiment with the new Bear Hugs set by Big Bear and Bird.  This group hug image is just the sweetest!    


This next card uses the first set from our newest illustrator, Cassie Loizeaux.  If you are not familiar with her work, I strongly encourage you to check out her website and IG feed.  I love her charming whimsical style.  This set is called Flower Girl and is based on one of her signature illustrations.  I used the flower stamps from her skirt to heat emboss a floral frame around the edge of the card.  Can't wait to see what Cassie will have in store for us next time!


For my last two cards today, it was a case of one stamp, two cards!  The Poppy Hawthorne stamp from Karla can cover a full A2-sized card on it's own, but it's just as beautiful using just a small portion of the stamp.  With this card, I stamped the large image once, die cut, and colored lightly with Copic markers.  Then I cut the die cut down the middle.  I put the pieces onto separate card bases with a bit of foam and that was it.  I love the CAS look of the end results.


 


Thanks for stopping in and checking out the new release!  If you haven't already, please go check out the other folks on the hop today!  The next and final hop is the wonderful Jessica!  (Here's a full list, just in case)



To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 9/7/19 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 9/9/2019.

And as a special bonus, all orders $50 and over will receive a FREE Fish & Chips Stamp Set, while supplies last.  (Fine print, no code required, limited 1 per customer, while supplies last, valid through midnight 9/7/19).

Mahalo and aloha!
JJ








33 comments:

  1. I especially love your mice---the one with the coconut drink is so cute!

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  2. Great looking cards! I love the colors you used.

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  3. Love how dynamic all the white space is on your floral cards...and such beautiful soft colors!!

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  4. Beautiful and happy cards :) Love them!

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  5. love your cards - love the CAS creations - very elegant

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  6. What lovely cards!! I adore the little Flower Girl...so pretty with the floral border you made.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  7. I love how you combined the different sets to create your cards!

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  8. BEAUTIFUL WORK!!! SO GLAD SOMEONE has taken on the retirement stamps! There were NONE when we retired! NOT till NOW! ;) You did a WONDERFUL JOB ON ALL of your cards, JJ! Going to check out your Cheat Sheet post too!LOL I have that set coming, I believe, so I'll NEED THAT!LOL ;)<3

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  9. Wonderful cards and the design/layout of last card is very interesting !

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  10. Those little mice are so adorable, and I love the bear hugs card, but it is the poppies that are calling my name! Thanks for the amazing ideas you have given me for these stamps.

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  11. You've really showcased the new sets beautifully here.
    I love the gorgeous Flower Girl.

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  12. The little mice are my favorite! I love your coloring on the HUGS too! GREAT CARDS!

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  13. Totally awesome cards, JJ! Poppy Hawthorne is such a beautiful stamp & your card really shows it off. My favorite is the first retirement card with those darling mice & their different activities. A perfect retirement card!

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  14. These are all so beautiful, JJ! Love them!

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  15. These are all so great JJ! I love each one!

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  16. Beautiful cards! The mice are so cute!

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  17. All are beautiful cards but the Flower Girl card is my favourite.

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  18. Fantastic cards JJ, I am also very happy to see such a great retirement set in this release. There really aren't many of these on the market.

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  19. Aloha! I really like the poppy card and how CAS you made it. That is so neat to see how all the artists do their own version of it. Fun, and I like the way you did yours! The flower girl is super cute too and I like how you made all those retirement cards; especially the hug stamp version. Super sweet! Aloha!

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  20. You've shared a lovely range of cards with these new products. Love your framing of the sweet flower girl.

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  21. Awesome cards with these new designs! I really love the Flower Girl image! Bear Hugs is another favorite... so sweet with those cute critters in a group hug!

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  22. Your retirement mouse is cute. All your cards are great.

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  23. Your cards are so beautiful! I love the variety from whimsical to elegant.

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  24. Gorgeous cards, and what a selection of different styles! Your little flower girl is truly darling, and I love what you did with the floral image - very clever!

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  25. I do love the Happy Retirement set; however, I'm so old all my frients have already retired! This is such a wonderful release, though. From fun to sweet to beautiful -- love it all!

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  26. I wish I had the Retirement set a few months ago. I had a couple of retirement cards I needed to make. All your card creations are beautiful!

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  27. Lovely cards with
    beautiful coloring!
    Carla from Utah

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  28. Such beautiful cards! I love how you made 2 cards from the one Poppy Hawthorne impression.

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  29. Love the mice - each off doing thie
    own thing. the lady is beautiful.
    Great colors. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I love all of your beautiful cards but my favorite is the little girl--so angelic!!

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  31. Nice to see some retirement cards.. something my stash has been missing and these are so sweet too!!!

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I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!