Monday, June 30, 2014

Welcome... TAWS BLOG HOP DAY!!!

Welcome to the July Alley Way Stamps Release!!! YAY!!!!!
Today is the big day! Are you ready to see the July Release??
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, July 1!

This super duper sweet mini set, Wreathed in Love, is FREE when you spend $40.00 

or more during the month of Julyl!!! 

It will automatically be added to your order, so shop away!

I had the good fortune to get to play with the Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood Set to create this cute little card...
This card took lots of fussy cutting and coloring, but these images are so cute and the so worth it!  This set is def. a must have, and I can't wait to see what you create with it when you order yours!

Make sure you Hop Along to the next blog by clicking the photos below... or start at the beginning with Alison for your chance to win ALL 3 Sets - GOOD LUCK!!!!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Love Layout

I really am having a blast playing with the Basic Grey Highline Collection, and so I've created another layout with it!

I created this layout based on Sketch N Scrap Challenge #6

and the Scrapbook Circle Challenge #77: Hot Stuff

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rock On!

Hello!  Today I am sharing a fun summer layout...

Supplies Used:
All Supplies: Basic Grey Highline Collection except American Crafts Thickers

I've created based on the Scrapbook Circle Challenge #77: Hot Stuff

and for the Creative Scrappers Sketch Challenge #270:

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Create a Smile...

*This is my second post for the day... please click here to see my sneak peek of the New floral stamp set by The Alley Way Stamps and for info. on how you can WIN that set for yourself!

Hello! I'm back with a card I have created for a Guest Design Spot for the brand new stamp company known as Create A Smile!  The talented Christine Drogt is finally going to be releasing stamps of her own, and I am sooooo happy for her!  (Seriously her work is amazing!)  And her new stamps are going to be super cute... how can I tell?  Because she has some awesome Freebies for you to play with now!

Here is what I've created with some of them...

My first step in making this card was to color the monsters and sentiment in using various Copic Markers.  I then went back over them with white and black gel pens around the mouths and eyes.  Next came the fussy cutting ( I always find this so soothing!).  I created some party hats, because what good is a Birthday party without any party hats?!  I felt like these guys would kind of make a mess if they were the ones throwing a party, so that's where the messy ( and oh so fun ) background of splats came into the picture.  Add some sequins, foam adhesive and rhinestones... and viola!  It's a party fit for any monster!!!

And I just have to add... my children LOVED this little guy, they kept laughing and watching the fun colors I was putting on him. It was too cute!

I hope you take a moment to read more about this new company, and maybe even play with some of their freebies for yourself!

Thanks for visiting and have a monsterific day!!!  ( yeah, I so just went there! )

Sneak Peek Time for The Alley Way Stamps... yipee!!!

Hello!!!  This week is sneak peek week at The Alley Way Stamps and I was super excited to find that I was going to get to show you the Pick One Stamp Set!  It is a beauty, and if you are anything like me ( a complete sucker for floral images) then you are going to love and NEED this set!  I had so much fun making the card I am sharing today, layering and stamping yum-o...

Supplies Used:

Aren't those flowers just the best?!  LOVE!!!!  I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes 
and into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

Now make sure you head over to The Alley Way Stamps Blog to leave comments this week for your chance to win the stamp set being shown, woo hoo!!!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Late Night Posting

OK well, it isn't exactly late late, but much later than my typical posting time!  I made this card today based on several challenges and just had to share it right away...

Supplies Used:
Stamp, die and ink: Papertrey Ink
Gold foilcardstock
Gray Polka - dot washi
dots embossing folder

I have based this on the new challenge Never Before Used Stuff : I used this pretty purple PTI ink pad in Royal Velvet, which I have had for quite some time and can't believe I haven't used it!  What is wrong with me?!  Anywho, so glad this challenge made me realize it...

 I have also based this on the Poppy Sketch Challenge: a touch of polk-a-dots

And finally it is based on the PTI: Make It Monday Vellum Overlay

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous evening!!!
Happy Crafting!

A Million Thanks... First Cut File

Happy Thursday!!!  I'm here with a card to share that is also up on The Alley Way Stamps Blog today! woo hoo!!!  I am also excited to share that I made my very first cut ever with my Silhouette SD using the new cut files available for purchase at The Alley Way Stamps Store!  I was so happy to find out that Alison was going to have cut files for all of the TAWS Stamps, and let me tell you... if I can do it ANYONE can do it!  It took me a few tries to figure everything out, but once I did it was like magic.  If you need help like I did on how to use these files here is a video I learned from, and here is another great video too.

Now onto my project for today...

Supplies I used:
Big Chatter Stamp Set
Big Chatter SVG
Fly By Stamp Set
PTI Inks

I layered my cut several times for added dimension.  The butterflies were all stamped off once and then double and tripled stamped before re-inking for muted colors.

I am adding this to the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June PTI Blog Hop Card #2

I'm back.... with card #2 for the June PTI Blog Hop!  This card I based off of a different inspirational sketch they provided with the hop and created this...

Based on this sketch:
I didn't die cut or punch out my partial design like it suggests, but instead I masked off my Mega Mehndi image and embossed it.  I then added my sentiment from Text Style Building Blocks Stamp Set in StazOn.  I went over it with a paintbrush and water downed PTI inks.  I also flicked the colors all over too.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

I am also adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge

June PTI - Blog Hop Card #1

Hello!  I am so happy that I was able to squeeze enough craft time in during nap time to be able to play along with this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  yay!!!  My blog post will be short, because the kids will be waking up soon, but here is card #1...

I based this on the banner sketch they had given for inspiration, and the colors are based on the ones in the picture of the room.  Instead of making triangles I found this image that gives a similar feel from the Mat Stack 5 Stamp Set and inked it in various PTI Ink colors.  I then added a sentiment from the Botanical Silhouettes Stamp Set.  I finished it with matching rhinestones. 

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
and into the CAS on Sunday: Birthday Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Pretty In Pink and Gold...

Boo hoo... it's my last post as a DT for the Butterfly Ink Reflection Blog... would really love if you had a chance to leave me some love on their blog today.  I am sharing a super girl page with lots of drool worthy pink and gold... and while you are there check out Vanessa's Store to get your hands on the yummy products I used!

Thanks so much friends!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Runway Inspired

Hi!  Today I'm sharing a card for the Runway Inspired Challenge #62... that dress is to die for!  So I had to play along... I tried several different techniques... with lots of failures hehehe, but don't worry I didn't pitch them I'm hoping to save them and use them for other projects... but I do like the card I'm sharing today! yay!

Memory Box Stencil
Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Recollections Spray Mist in Silver
Sentiment: Mama Elephant
Memento Tuxedo Black

I really like the shine of this card in person that really make the stars look like they are shinning!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

You Brighten My Day!

Hi!  Happy Tuesday!  If you are a follower of my blog then you know that every Tuesday marks a new challenge at, and this Tuesday is no different!  Today we are challenging you with the theme of Summer! has recently released their own line of clear stamps, and they are awesome!  Here is what I've created with one of them:


I can't wait to see what you create this week, and don't forget ALL supplies are welcome, but you do earn an extra entry by using SweetStamps images or dies!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Just a Note... A Stampnation Challenge!

Hello again!  This is my second post for the day, so scroll down to see a layout that I've shared earlier!  Now I am here to share a card I have created for Stampnation Challenge #134: Graphic and Geometric with Altnew...  I recently purchased two of their stamp sets and they are my favorite!!!  They stamp sooo beautiful, and the images are amazing too! 

So I took my Mehndi set, a stencil, spray mist, embossing paste, vellum and gold embossing powder and made this....

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Happy Crafting!

A Fool For Foosball

Today I am sharing a cute layout of the first time my son discovered Foosball...

Supplies Used:
Fancy Pants Childish Thinks Collection
Stickers: OA

I created this sketch based on the Stuck?! Challenge: June 1st Sketch

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

CASology celebrate!

The celebrate challenge at CASology couldn't have come at a better time because I needed to make a card for our grandma's surprise 80 th birthday party!!!  I've also linked this card up to the clean and simple on Sunday birthday challenge.  And here is what I created...

Supplies Used:
Paper Smooches balloon dies
Papertreyink stamps
Memento ink
MME Record It! Charmed
Sprinkle beads from Vs Sweet Ideas
Gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
Foam adhesive

I was so happy with how this card turned out and I know she will love it too!  Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!