Monday, March 31, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps Blog Hop!!!! Giveaway too!!! woo hoo!!!

It's Blog Hopping time at The Alley Way Stamps!!! woo hoo!!!!  You are just going to love the new sets that are beeing (pun totally intended hehehehe!) released this month!  I have used the Bee Sweet Stamp Set to make this sweet little card and the Bee Unique Set too!

And... are you ready for the chance to win all THREE sets?

If YOU want to be that lucky winner, all you have to do is comment on the hop! 

You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Here are ways you can win: 

1-Comment on The Alley Way Stamps Blog
2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Post about it on facebook or your blog
4-Like us on Facebook
5-Follow us on YouTube
6-Follow us on Pinterest

(leave a separate comment for each that you do)

You have until Tonight at 9:00PM TAWS time to leave them!

All winners will be announced tomorrow, April 1!

This darling mini set, BEE Happy, is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of April!!! It will automatically be added to your order, so shop away!

Good luck! Click below to hop with us!

Happy Crafting and good luck hoping!!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Reunion Layout - Vote for my layout!

Hi!  Popping in super quick today to share a new layout..

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper and stickers: Carta Bella Hello Again Line
Banner Stickers and Camera: Echo Park
Dots: V's Sweet Ideas and Teressa Collins

I made this layout based on this Sketch for FotoBella's March Challenge:
The cool thing about this challenge is that I can earn extra chances to win by you clicking here and voting for me!!!  I appreciate your support and hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
Happy Crafting!

Sneak Peek Time at TAWS! yay!

Ooooohhhhh I am sooooo happy to share my sneak peek  of one of the newest TAWS Stamp Sets... this one is called Star of the Show and it has some wonderful star images that are perfect for any papercrafting projects.  I decided to switch it up a bit and make a double page layout with this new stamp set as part of my sneak peek...

Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps Blog today for more sneak peeks on this new stamp set and find out how you can win this stamp set for yourself!

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Issues: Count Your Lucky Stars
Scrap Our Stash:  #6 Sprinkles or Mist

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Fun Filled Day Layout

Lately I've been on a bit of a layout kick ( yay!  Finally getting last year's pictures scrapped hehehehe!), and today I wanted to share the first page to what turned into a double page layout...

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper and Stickers: Echo Park
Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas
Thickers: American Crafts
Pen: Creative Memories
Washi Tape

I love how bright and happy this is!  It captures that day perfectly!  I have based this layout on a few challenges:
My Scraps and More Sketch #72:

Scrap Our Stash #5: Banners

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Happy Crafting!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge... New Challenge Info. too!

Woot Woot for Friday!!!!  Today is a new challenge day for the Be Inspired Challenge Blog, which is hosted by The Alley Way Stamps! yay!!!!  There are also some changes being made to this challenge so please make sure you go to the Be Inspired Challenge Blog to read them, and then go get your craft on and link it up!  Here is the inspiration for this month's challenge:

And here is my take:

Supplies Used:

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Cards In Envy: Anything Goes with A2 size cards

I hope to see what you create based on the newest Be Inspired Challenge, and make sure you read the new rules! :)
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Link Up and Guest Designing!

Hello!  So today I am Guest Designing on The Factory Direct Blog, and so happy to be introducing something new... for the first time there will be an inlinkz found at the bottom of that post where you can link up any projects you make using their products!  ( They carry a HUGE array of products from washi, twine, paper, flowers, etc.)  I so hope you will get a chance to check out my step by step tutorial on how to make your own tassel banner (so super easy and fun!), and while there link up!

Thanks so much for your support and I hope to see you over on their blog!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Large Photo Layout...

Hello again!  I am back today to share another layout with you.  This time my layout features an 8 x 10 photo.  I had not originally ordered this photo when placing an order for my daughter's 3rd Birthday pictures, mainly because I didn't even know it existed when I was going through the proofs.  But I was so happy when I saw this photo added in with my order by mistake, because it captures a softness that the other photos did not.  My only thing was that it was an 8 x 10, a size I very rarely work with on layouts, but I was up for the challenge...  While this layout is a very straight forward and clean layout I really love it...

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper, Sentiment, and stickers: Glitz Design (Cape Diem and New 77)
Glitter Paper: American Crafts
Heart and Circle Punches: EK Success
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh
Rhinestones: TPC Studios and Recollections

The Glitz Design collections are so awesome, and quite honestly I wish I had ordered more of both!  I based this layout on some challenges too:
Glitz Design Monthly Challenges: Week #4 Color Challenge: light blue, pink, white and gold
Scrap Our Stash: Challenge #7 Confetti

That wraps it up for me today, Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!

Stay- Cation Layout

Howdy!  It's layout share and tell today on my blog, yay!!!  Let me share the layout before I do all the telling...

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: SEI, Alison Kreft: Webster Pages, Studio Calico, Echo Park
Tickets: Fancy Pants
Flower and Alphabet Stickers: Echo Park
"This" Epoxy Sticker: Ohdeermekit
Heart: Maggie Holmes
Journal spot: Jillibean Soup
Twine: V's Sweet Ideas
Spray Mist: Studio Calico

I based this layout on few challenges:
Scrap Our Stash: Challenge #4 Bows
Life.Paper.Scrapbook: March Mood Board

The colors in the March Mood Board are not ones I typically choose to work with, but hence the challenge part! 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PTI March Blog Hop... Glossy!

* This is my 3rd post for the day (yikes!  What the heck am I going to show the rest of this week?!)... I would love it if you had a chance to check out my first two posts... Challenge and a chance to win a $20 shopping spree, as well as my Ombre card in post #2...

It's PTI Blog Hop day... woot woot!!!  This month's blog hop was all about the word glossy.  A little while ago I had picked up some white glossy cardstock, and with no real plan for it I put it in one of my paper holders, and forgot it was there ( I think my paper holder really hides things from me on purpose, hehehehe!)... but when I saw the word glossy for the theme of this hop the momory of my cardstock came back to me ( memory... all alone in the moonlight...).  After making several cards and failing I finally came up with this little beauty...

(I took this side picture of the card hoping it would show the glossiness of the paper, but alas you'll just have to take my word for it)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: PTI, Glossy Cardstock
Stamps: PTI
Ink: StazOn Jen Black
Coloring Medium: various Copics
Sharpie in Silver

Tip: when coloring with copics try not to let the marker touch the staz-on ink or it will smear the ink and get all over the tip of your copic.  (Ask my light yellow Copic how I know this...grrrr!)

I went out of my comfort zone a few times with this card by adding no extra embellishments, and I did quite a few hand drawn doodles ( ie: the leaves, frame, and dots)

I am so happy you had a chance to stop by and visit my little ol' blog and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Happy Crafting!

Ombre Card...

*This is my second post of the day, please scroll down to check out the details on the Weekly Challenge and how you can have a chance to win a $20 shopping spree!

Hello!  I'm here with a card featuring the ombre technique for a few challenges...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Avery Ellie
Inks: Papertrey Ink
Rhinestones: K & Company, Kaisercraft

I have based this card on two challenges in particular:
AEIHeartU Challenge: Ombre
Scrapbook Blessings Club: Border Sentiment

I wasn't planning on going with purple at first, but the inks kind of just jumped up at me ( and by jumped up at me I mean that there just so happened to be these 3 colors right next to each other when I opened my ink case hehehehehe!  It was a sign!).  Hope you enjoyed and thank you so much for taking the time to visit me!  If you are new to my blog make sure you leave your blog address in a comment so I can visit you too!

Happy Crafting!

Swirls... Challenge

Welcome to a new challenge at!  This week our theme is Swirls, and remember you have a chance to win a $20 shopping spree to the store just by playing along!  Use any products you may have for one chance, and you can double your chances by using a image!  Here is my take on this weeks challenge:

Supplies Used:

I achieved my faux wood look by using kraft paper as my base, once I had heat embossed the swirls in white I used my ink pads and a water brush to watercolor over the kraft paper in various brown inks.  Now I can't wait to see your interpretation for this challenge!

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Glitter It 
(It's hard to see in the picture but I used the Spica Glitter Pen all over the flower and leaves)

Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Thanks Teacher...

Hello!  I hope you had a nice weekend!  Mine was spent celebrating Maddie's 3rd Birthday with my husband's side of the family in Cleveland... she's such a character and it was so much fun!  Anywho, today I am up on The Alley Way Stamps Blog sharing a card that would be perfect for any teacher...

Supplies Used:

Supplies Not Shown:
Patterned Paper: MME
Twine: The Twinery
Rhinestones: Recollections and K & Co.
Circle Punch: EK Success

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge: Food For Thought use punches

Happy Mundane and Happy Crafting!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spread Your Wings...

Happy Friday!!!  I have a new card to share with you today. I've been having a ton of fun playing with my distress inks and water spritzer lately, and thus this little beauty was born...

 I wanted to show the side of this card so that you could see the dimension I have given the butterflies by diecutting their shapes in vellum and adhereing them behind the die cut watercolored images.

I've added this photo to try and make the Wink of Stella more visible, but you still have to stare closely at the tiny butterflies to see a touch of the shimmer that is fantastic in real life, hehehe!

Supplies Used:
Dies: Clearly Besotted Stamps
Distress Inks: Ranger
Mini Mister: Ranger
Spray Mist: Studio Calico
Label Maker: Staples
Rhinestones: TPC Studios
Wink of Sella in Clear

I made this card based on the following challenges:
Clearly Besotted: In Flight
Simon Says Stamp: Glitter

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have an amazing weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Hi!  I am super excited to be taking the CAS 3 Card Class at the moment... seriously, I learn so much each time I take one of these!  Anywho, I used a new technique to me by making my own faux metal impression and keeping this card one layer to boot! woo hoo!

I just had to take a side shot so you could see how shiny it is in person! :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Die: Spellbinders
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Water brush: Tim Holtz
Ink: Memento

I created my own mask using a spellbinders nesting die and sticky note.  From there I built up my layers of embossing.  After the fifth layer I pushed my feather image deeply into the embossed label and viola!  I finished my card with some light water coloring with ink and my water brush.

I have made this card based on the following challenges:
Lawnscaping - Clean and Simple
Clean and Simple on Sunday - One Layer Wonder
The Paper Players - Clean and Simple Spring

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Happy Crafting!