Monday, December 31, 2012

The Alley Way Stamps January Release Blog Hop

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Can you believe it's time again for another GREAT release at TAWS?  Three new stamp sets are coming your way!  They will be available at midnight, January 1st in the TAWS Store!

One person will win ALL 3 NEW SETS!! YEP!! So if you want that person to be you.. all you have to do is comment on the hop! 
Here are ways you can win.. You can pick and choose which ones you want to do.. but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win.. 
2-Comment on each of the DT girls blogs
3-Post about it on facebook or your blog
4-Like us on Facebook
(leave a seperate comment for each that you do)

 You have until December 31st by 9:30 PM TAWS time to leave comments.

You should have come here by way of Arielle!

Today, the card I have to share with you is using one of my favorite sets of the new release, The Gang.  I do love all three new sets this month though... they are all adorable!!  Along with The Gang, I also used the little bird from Trees Company and the clouds from Get MOOvin.  So fun! :)

Thanks for stopping by!! :)  Next stop on the hop is Jessica!

Guest Designing with The Greeting Farm - January Preview

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I am so excited to be share some more of  The Greeting Farm  January stamps with you today! 

The sassy little lady is called Friday Night.  She will be available in the Greeting Farm Store on January 1st!

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The sky is the limit with TGF stamps.  Changing colors gives the image an entirely new feel!  Here is a bit more punk-rock version of Friday Night.

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Isn't she so fun?!  Will she end up in your cart?  Want a chance to win her before you can buy her?  Leave a comment here and then stop by other designers blogs and leave comments there too!  

The winner will be announced tomorrow on The Greeting Farm blog.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Top 10 (or 12) of 2012

Can you believe it is almost 2013?  Where did the year go?  Time is flying and it seems there is never enough time in the day.  One of the things that I always enjoy about a new year is taking a walk down memory lane, taking a look at all of the things I shared with you on my blog in the last year, and revisiting my favorites with you!  I tried very hard to narrow to my top 10, but couldn't...  So in honor of 2012, here are my top 12 beginning with my oldest favorite of the year, and ending with my most recent favorite...

1. Little Bitty Bird Love - {Papertrey Ink}

2. EIEIO - {The Alley Way Stamps}

3Critters Ever After - {Lawn Fawn}

4. More Little Bitty Bird Love - {Papertrey Ink}

5. Tremendous Treats - I Love You - {Papertrey Ink}

6. From the Heart - {Clear and Simple Stamps}

7. Trick or Treat - {Papertrey Ink}

9.  Ragdoll Ensemble - {Clear and Simple Stamps}

10. Thank you Teacher - {Clear and Simple Stamps}

11. More Tremendous Treats - {Papertrey Ink}

12. Halfpint Heroes - {Waltzingmouse Stamps}

I hope you enjoyed this post... so fun to look back at all I have created this past year... I am very excited for all of the creative opportunities that I have on the horizon for 2013 and I can't wait to share then with you! :) Happy New Year! 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Be Inspired Challenge #18 {The Alley Way Stamps)

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Time to be re-inspired!  Today, the TAWS Team is revisiting our current Be Inspired Challenge - #18.  There is still plenty of time to participate for your chance to win some great stamps! :)  The inspiration photo (above) is one of my favorites.  I love everything about it.  Here is my card based on the photo:

I used the Holiday Sparkles stamp set - it can be yours FREE with any $40 purchase in the TAWS Store until December 31st. 

You can find out more info about the challenge here.  Hope you will join us! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Guest Designing with The Greeting Farm - January Preview

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Hey there!  I am excited to share that I have been asked to be part of a Premiere Design Team for the January release over at The Greeting Farm!    Today, I get to share with you a new addition to the Wild Sprout series, Gracie.  She is ADORABLE!  The WS stamps are some of my favorites from TGF and I was so excited to see that I was selected to work with Gracie.  She will be available on January 1st in the Greeting Farm Store.

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See!  I told you she was adorable!! :)  Want a chance to win her?  Leave a comment here. and then head on over to the other participating designers blogs and leave some love for them.  

The winner will be announced tomorrow on the Greeting Farm Blog.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Alley Way Stamps January Release - Sneak Peek #1

Hello there!  I hope that all of you that celebrate had a wonderful Christmas holiday with your family and loved ones.  So much preparation and it's over already!  It's almost the end of the month, and you know what that means... Sneak peeks of the new sets coming from The Alley Way Stamps.  You will find 3 new sets in the store on January 1st, and let me tell you, these sets are my favorite TAWS sets yet.  You are in for a treat!  Today, we are showcasing a set for all of you dog lovers out there called The Gang. :)

Aren't these little pooches adorable?!  The hydrant and sentiment are also from the set.

Be sure to check out the blog for more DT samples, and leave a comment for your chance to win this set!

Stamps: TAWS The Gang (available January 1st)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI White, Ocean Tides, Fine Linen and Simply Chartreuse Pattern Packs, MME Merry 6x6 pad
Dies/Punches: CSS Shapes: Hearts, Fiskars Grass Punch
Other: Copic Markers, Popdots, Twinery Twine

Monday, December 24, 2012

Getting to know Clear and Simple Stamps...

Awhile back, Clear and Simple Stamps posted on their facebook page asking people what they wanted to know about CSS.  Of course, I always have questions.  I emailed them asking what the most popular CSS product is.  It really wasn't a real surprise to me that there is no one favorite (CSS has so many awesome products!) but rather, 5 different groups of super popular products:
The card I have to share with you today uses a little something from 3 of the 5 categories.

You will find two Ragdolls, Emma: Happy and Jake: Cool, as well as the Shapes: Heart Combo and Background Basics 1.

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Be sure to stop by the CSS Blog today for more info about the most popular CSS products!

I also have a Ragdoll project featured on the CSS APP today!  Click on the peek below to be taken to the full version! :)

Stamps: CSS Ragdoll: Emma Happy, Ragdoll: Jake Cool, Background Basics I, Cart Pals: Occasions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Pure Poppy, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Kraft, White, Fine Linen, Pure Poppy & Fine Linen Pattern Packs
Dies: CSS Shapes: Hearts
Other: CSS Button Mix, PTI Rustic Jute Twine, Copic Markers, Popdots

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Make a Wish {The Alley Way Stamps}

Switching gears from the Christmas crafting and sharing a birthday card with you today.  The new set, Petal Pushers, from The Alley Way Stamps, is filled with a bunch of little bits and pieces that can be used for a multitude of occasions.  It is so much more than just another floral stamp set.  For this card, I used a stamp that is intended to be a flower center, but I used it to create a fun patterned paper.  The sentiment was created using the Alphabet Soup stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Stocking Were Hung... {The Alley Way Stamps}

Eeeek.  Six days til Christmas.  Only 6.  I am SO not ready.  Today, I have a holiday card to share with you using the new Love Knots set from The Alley Way Stamps, along with Fa-La-La, a super fun Christmas set.

I stamped the wood grain image with brown ink on to white cardstock, and then used Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink to give it the stained look.  The stockings are stamped, colored, cut out and popped up on foam squares.

I will be entering this in the Party Time Tuesday #99 Challenge.

That's all for now!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hello There {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hello there!  Today I have a card to share with you using a new release from The Alley Way Stamps called Petal Pushers.  I have to admit that when I made this card, I wasn't too sure of this color combination, but it is growing on me!  The flower, leaves and sentiment are all from the Petal Pushers set.

And don't forget, you can get a FREE Holiday Sparkles stamp set with any $40 TAWS purchase through December 31st.  I just adore that set, and you need it.  Really you do. :)  You can see it, and find out more information here.

I will be entering this in the Simply Create Challenge #13 - Anything Goes

Monday, December 10, 2012

Doodle Frames I Love You {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hello there!  Happy Monday!  Today I have a card to share with you that would be perfect for Valentine's Day or just an I Love You card for any day of the week.  I used the new TAWS set called Doodle Frames, along with a fun background stamp from the Background Check stamp set.  By coloring in just a few of the circles in the background, you can get a totally different look.

I will be entering this in the Sunday Stamps #27 Color Challenge - Red, Black and White.

That's all for now!!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Be Inspired Challenge #17 {The Alley Way Stamps}

It's time again for another Be Inspired Challenge with The Alley Way Stamps!  The inspiration picture is one of my favorites yet.  I just love bright pink and lime green together!

For my card today, I used a set called Holiday Sparkles.  Do you love it?!  Well you can get it FREE during the month of December with any $40 TAWS purchase!  Run to the store and fill up your cart because this set is a must have!

Here is my pink and green holiday creation:

I hope you will be as inspired by this photo as I was!  Please join us on the TAWS blog (click on the photo in the right side bar of the TAWS blog) and you might win some FREE stamps!

That's all for now... have a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Monkey Business {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hello there!  Happy Wednesday!  Today I have a fun card to share with you using a new December release, Petal Pushers, and an older set, Tropic Topic.  It's no secret that I  love combining stamp sets, and TAWS work so perfectly for that. More bang for your buck! ;)

Stamps: TAWS Petal Pushers, Tropic Topic
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Due Duo
Paper: PTI White, Orange Zest, Echo Park Hello Summer PP
Dies: PTI Pinked Edge
Other: Copic Markers, PTI Orange Zest Satin Ribbon and Button, Twinery Twine, Popdots

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Friends Warm the Heart {Lawn Fawn Stamps}

It's true... Friends warm the heart.  No doubt about it.  I made this card for my friend Denise... one who truly warms my heart.  I pulled out a set that I haven't used yet this season...  Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends.  It's one of my favorites!  I have been hoarding this pattern paper forever (circa 2004) and thought this was the perfect project to use it on.  I don't get much chance to create in PINK, and boy did I enjoy it! :)  Who says snowmen cards have to be blue?!?! *wink*

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I hope you are having a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Making Frosty Friends
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Fine Linen, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Fine Linen, Rustic Cream, Autumn Rose, Sweet Blush, Project Imagination Afternoon Tea PP
Dies: PTI Pinked Edge, Damask Snowflakes, Double Ended Banner
Other: PTI Sweet Blush Button, Autumn Rose Satin Ribbon, Rustic Cream Twine, Popdots, Copic Markers, Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter

Monday, December 3, 2012

Did you know? {Waltzingmouse Stamps}

Did you know that Waltzingmouse Stamps can now ship select stamp sets from their USA location!!  Visit their store and look for this icon to see if a stamp set can be send from the US:

You can find out more details on the WMS blog. :)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Tree Pickin' {Clear and Simple Stamps}

Good Saturday Morning to you!  It is the weekend, and with Christmas in a little over 3 weeks (YIKES!!) it is time for our annual tree pickin' trip.  Since we live in Florida, I can not drag my children through the snow in freezing cold temperatures to cut down our tree (like my parents used to do to us!), so instead we will brave the Home Depot parking lot.  *wink*  To get myself in the mood, I came up with a little tree shack for the Clear and Simple Ragdolls.  I used Ragdoll Emma: Happy, Ragdoll Coats 1, Ragdoll: Stand and Cart Pals: Occasions.

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I will also be entering this in the Young Crafters Unite Challenge #16 - Happy Holidays

So off we go...  Looking forward to a great weekend... A holiday craft fair with my mom, some Christmas shopping, lunch with my boys (big and little) and then off to find the perfect Christmas tree.  I love this time of year! :)  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: CSS Ragdoll Emma: Happy, Ragdoll Coats 1, Ragdoll: Stand, Cart Pals Occasions, PTI Fresh Alphabet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy
Paper: PTI Pure Poppy, White, Christmas Prints PP, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack
Dies: CSS House, PTI In the Meadow (Snowdrifts), Pinked Edge
Other: Copic Markers, Popdots, Rhinestones, PTI Pure Poppy Satin Ribbon

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired #16 and Release Day!

Hello there!  TGIF!  Today is release day over at The Alley Way Stamps!  Run on over to the TAWS Store to load your cart up with the new sets!  And for the month of December, if you spend $40 or more in the store, you can get a FREE mini set!  If you love snowflakes like me, it's a must have!  Go take a peek! :)

Today, we are also revisiting our current Be Inspired Challenge!  There is still plenty of time to play along for your chance to WIN! :)  Here is the inspiration photo:

And here is my card, using a fun little doo-dad from the new Petal Pushers stamp set:

I will  be entering this in the Paper Girls Challenge #20 - Christmas

That's all for now! :)  Have a great weekend!

Stamps: TAWS Petal Pushers, Fa-La-La
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores
Paper: PTI White
Other: PTI Pure Poppy Satin Ribbon