Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Alley Way Stamps August Blog Hop!

Blog hop time with TAWS..
Something NEW!! 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..

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
(leave a seperate comment for each that you do)

You have until July 31st midnight TAWS time to leave comments.

Here are the DT Blogs to visit


So start hoppin' :) let us know what set you think is going to be your favorite.. Leave it on this post!


I had SO much fun with this card! I can't tell you how excited I am about the new stamp sets this month! I have been wanting a circus themed set, and TAWS' version is perfect! For this card, I used two sets - Party Animal and Admit One (both available on August 1st), and an older set, Get MOOvin. I started out with a digi template that can be foundhere. I only used the tent shape and embellished it on my own. Instead of making a shaped card, I adhered the tent to the front of an A2 card base.

Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win some of the new release!! Next stop on the hop... BARB! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

Monday, July 30, 2012

From the Heart {Clear and Simple Stamps}

Hello there! My order from Clear and Simple stamps arrived, and I had to make something right away! :) Boy, oh boy... SO many cute things at CSS lately. My newest love are their Ragdolls. It was so hard to choose just a few. I knew right away that I needed Wesley... you see, he reminds me SO much of my adorable nephew Malakai, with his crazy hair. I also picked up a set that had been on my wishlist for quite some time - Cart Parts. And of course, so card is complete without a cute little orange cat. ;)

Here is Malakai (otherwise known as my little baby BFF). He is 14 months old, and one of my most favorite little people. Now do you see why I needed Wesley? ;)

Thanks all for now! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the August blog hop with The Alley Way Stamps! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Clear and Simple Stamps Wesley: Banner, Cart Parts, Taglines: Critters
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, PTI Kraft, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain
Paper: PTI White, Blueberry Sky, Blueberry Sky & Simply Chartreuse Pattern Paper Packs
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner, Clouds, Pinked Edge, Fiskars Grass Punch
Other: PTI Blueberry Sky Satin Ribbon, Copic Markers, Pop dots

Sunday, July 29, 2012

CAS-ual Friday Challenge #63

Hello there! I am trying to use a variety of stamps from my collection lately. Decided it was time to pull out some Lawn Fawn :) For this card, I used Flutter by and Hats Off To You (for the sentiment). I also used the colors from this week's CAS-ual Friday Challenge #63 - Navy, Aqua and Green.

Thanks for popping in! :)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Flutter By, Hats Off to You
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI White, Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening Pattern Paper Pack
Other: PTI Limitless Layers Squares dies, PTI Aqua Mist Button, Paper Smooches Emerald Twine, Copic Markers, Popdots

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Owl Always Love You {Clear & Simple Stamps}

Happy Saturday morning! :) I am really enjoying my Clear and Simple stamps lately and have another card to share with you using their Taglines: Critters set. I had this layout in mind after coming across this card when this stamp set was released.

That's all for now... hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

Stamps: Clear and Simple Taglines: Critters
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, PTI Plum Pudding
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Plum Pudding, Aqua Mist Pattern Paper Pack
Dies: Clear and Simple Tags 1, PTI Pinked Edge Border
Other: Copic Markers, PTI Rustic Jute Twine, Aqua Mist Button, Pop Dots

Friday, July 27, 2012

Party Animal {TAWS Stamps}

Hello all! I am here today to share my very first post as a TAWS design team member! I just LOVE the new August sets, and I am sure you will too! Extreme cuteness. My card today uses two of the new sets - Party Animal and Admit One. You will be able to find them here in TAWS store on August 1st. They are companion sets which mean they mix and match perfectly. I also used one of my favorite TAWS sets for the clouds - Get MOOvin.

I will be entering this card in the current Joanna Sheen Challenge - Animal Crackers.

Be sure to check out TAWS blog today for more peeks and the new August sets, and join me back here on July 31st for our Blog Hop!

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Party Animal, Admit One (available 8.1), Get MOOvin
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, PTI Simply Chartreuse Pattern Paper Pack
Other: Fiskars Grass Punch, Copic Markers, Rhinestone

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Love is in the Air

Hello there! Happy Thursday to you! I recently got a new PTI order and couldn't wait to try out my new Fabulous Frames dies. I have been loving Tremendous Treats: Valentine lately too, and I love making little love notes for my sweet husband. The sentiment is from the companion set, Tiny Treats: Valentine.

That's all for now... stop back tomorrow for peeks at the new The Alley Way Stamps August release!! Can't wait to share! :)

Stamps: PTI Tremendous Treats: Valentine, Tiny Treats: Valentine, Up Up & Away
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Enchanted Evening, Soft Stone, Ranger Tumbled Glass
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky & Pure Poppy Pattern Packs
Dies: PTI Fabulous Frames, Clouds, Pinking Edge
Other: Copic Markers, Pop Dots, Pure Poppy Button and Bakers Twine, Sakura Stardust Pen

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop

It is so hard to believe that it is time again for another PTI blog hop! Where are the month going?!?! This month's challenge is inspired by this photo:

I am not gonna lie... for some reason, this combination of colors was really hard for me, I guess because it involved colors that I don't reach for often. After making (and trashing) three other cards, I finally finished one that I was happy with. I used the Friendship Jar Fillers stamp set and a sentiment from Happy Trails.

Can't wait to hop and see what everyone else has to share! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: PTI Friendship Jar Fillers, Happy Trails
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Stampers Select White, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise Pattern Paper Pack
Dies: Limitless Layers Square
Other: Berry Sorbet Satin Ribbon, Copic Markers, Popdots

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Brighter Days

Good Morning!! Getting new stamping goodies makes me happy. Inking them up and sharing projects with you makes me even happier. :) I recently got my PTI release night order, and couldn't wait to ink up Floral Foliage and the new Heart-2-Heart #6. Of course, Little Bitty Bird and Little Bitty Bird Additions had to come into play too. ;) I clear embossed the Floral Foliage tree on patterned paper and then sponged over it with distress ink to highlight the flowers on the tree.

That's all for now... thanks for popping in! :) Have a great day!!

Stamps: PTI Floral Foliage, Heart-2-Heart #6, Little Bitty Bird, Little Bitty Bird Additions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, PTI Spring Rain, Summer Sunrise, Ranger Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Pattern Paper Packs in Simply Chartruese & Summer Sunrise
Dies: Floral Foliage, PTI Clouds, Heart-2-Heart #6 (sun) Fiskars Grass Punch
Other: Copic Markers, Popdots, Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Clear Embossing Powder, Ink Blending Tool, White gel pen

Saturday, July 21, 2012

PTI Stamp-a-faire Limited Supply Challenge

Hope all of you that are participating in the PTI Stamp-a-faire today are having a BLAST! I had some time to sneak into my craft room, and I made a card for the Limited Supply Challenge. I don't have Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot ribbon, so I used Satin Dot instead ;)

Hope to be back with some more projects later today! :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Be Inspired Challenge #7 {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hello there!! TGIF! Today I am here to share a card that I made for the new The Alley Way Stamps (TAWS) Be Inspired Challenge! You can see the inspiration photo above. I chose to use the colors from the photo and create a baby card using the new Tropic Topic and Alphabet Soup Stamp Sets.

Please be sure to see all of the details on the blog and play along for a chance to win some GREAT stamps! :) Hope you all have an awesome weekend!! :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Colour Q #146

Good Wednesday morning! I just love breaking out stamp sets that I have not used in awhile and inking them up. Last night, I set out to make a card to participate in the current Colour Q Challenge - #146.

I pulled out one of my favorite sets from Papertrey Ink, Tremendous Treats Valentine. I just love the images... they make me smile :)

Please forgive me as I experiment with different photo locations and lighting while taking my blog pictures... I am trying to find the best spot to take the best pictures... with it being rainy here so much lately, the sun isn't shining through my picture taking window... LOL! Have a great day!

Stamps: PTI Tremendous Treats Valentine, Little Bitty Bird (flowers)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Kraft, Pure Poppy, Pure Poppy and Simply Chartreuse Pattern Packs
Dies: PTI Fence, Limitless Layers Squares 2.5", Fiskars Grass Punch
Other: Copic Markers, Pop Dots, Googly eyes, White gel pen, Pure Poppy Button, Paper Smooches Licorice Twine

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

PTI Make It Monday #75 - Roll the Die Challenge

Hello there! Happy Tuesday! Today, I am sharing a card that I created for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #75 - Roll the Die challenge. This was a FUN and challenging one for me. Basically, we were to use a download sheet and a game die to determine what products we were to use for our project. Here was my outcome:

- Vertical Orientation
- Layout #4
- Strawberry Patch Stamp set
- Floral Fusion #3 Sentiments
- Color Combo: Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Fine Linen, White
- Embellishment: Ribbon

Here is what I came up with based on those rules:

Definately a little different from my normal, but it was fun! :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Strawberry Patch, Flower Fusion #3
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Stampers Select White, Sweet Blush, Fine Linen Pattern Paper Pack
Other: Alphablocks die, Copic Markers, Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon

Sunday, July 15, 2012

PDCC #140 & CFC #61

Good Morning! Happy Sunday! I am sharing more CSS Ragdolls today! :) I made this card with two challenges in mind:

Playdate Cafe Challenge #140


CAS-ual Friday Challenge #61

That's all for now... hope you have a GREAT day! :)

Stamps: Clear and Simple Stamps Ragdoll Emma: Happy combo, Paper Smooches Perpetual Bluss
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Harvest gold, Stampers Select White
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner
Other: Copic Markers, Pop Dots, Paper Tape (Target)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Never Too Old... {Clear & Simple Stamps}

Never too old... to play with dolls... :)

It never fails to amaze me... the kindness and thoughtfulness of my fellow paper crafters. After some discussion with one of my stamping buddies, Laurie, I opened my mailbox yesterday to find some stamped diecuts of the new Clear and Simple Stamps Ragdolls. Oh my goodness... let me tell you... I was plotting an order anyway, but after getting to play with these adorable little buggers in person, I want every.single.one. SO much fun!! :)

For this card, I used the Ragdoll Emma: Happy Combo and the Ragdoll House: Shop set.

Thank you all for stopping by... I have another Ragdoll card to share tomorrow! :) Thanks again Laurie, you are the best! :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

SUPER EXCITED to share... Guess what?!?!

That's right!! I am SUPER duper, OVER THE MOON excited to FINALLY be able to share that I am a new addition to The Alley Way Stamps Design Team! I have been sitting on this news for weeks and it's nearly killed me! I have been busy behind the scenes making all kinds of wonderful goodies to share with you in the coming weeks. I am so honored and thankful that Alison has asked me to be part of this amazingly talented team! EEEEEE!! :) Be sure to hop on over to TAWS blog to say goodbye to some wonderful ladies, and welcome two other new faces!

Today, I would like to share a card with you using the FREE digi for July, and invite you to play along with the current TAWS Challenge based on this picture:

Along with the July digi, I also used bits and pieces from the new July set called Fa-La-La. I just love Christmas in July! :)

I sure hope that you will play along with us for a chance to win some super fun stamps! You can find all of the details here on the blog. Have a GREAT day! :)

Stamps: TAWS free July digi, Fa-La-La
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Kraft
Paper: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Kraft
Other: PTI Hibiscus Burst Satin Ribbon, Copic Markers, Sakura Stardust Pen, Pop Dots, Rhinestones

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Love Bandit {Clear & Simple Stamps}

Hello there! Happy Thursday! I set out last night to make an anniversary card for my honey. We will be married 11 wonderful years next Saturday. I wanted to use my Clear and Simple Stamps Taglines: Critters set. It is SO adorable! I had so much fun making this card. :)

Fun right?! :)

My photography assistant says that the photoshoot is over. I just love helpers - especially furry ones ;)

Be sure to top back tomorrow for BIG news! :) Have a great day!!

Stamps: Clear and Simple Taglines: Critters
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Palette Charcoal
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, Pure Poppy Pattern Paper Pack
Dies: PTI Pinked Edge Border, Tiny Tags
Other: PTI Smokey Shadow Satin Ribbon, Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Pure Poppy buttons, Copic Markers, Pop Dots

Monday, July 9, 2012

Cloud 9 Blog Hop

Hello!! Today, a new blog kicked off, Cloud9, which is devoted to sharing all things created with WPlus9 stamps! I was totally inspired by this beautiful photo, the center of this challenge:

For my card, I used my favorite WPlus9 set, Pocketful, and coordinating dies.

Hope you all are doing well! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: WPlus9 Pocketful
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Kraft, Summer Sunrise, Rustic Cream, Raspberry Fizz & Aqua Mist Pattern Packs
Dies: WPlus9 Pocketful, PTI Tag Sale #5, Double Ended Banner, Sweet & Sassy Scallop border
Other: PTI Aqua Mist button, PTI Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Pop dots

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS & DYSU #79

Hello there!

So sorry that my blog has been a bit quiet lately. I have been crafting up a storm, but I can't quite share yet... Be sure to check back on July 13th to hear my BIG news! :)

Today I am here with a card for two different challenges...

I will be entering this into the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge for this week, which is insprited by this photo:

While my card isn't food themed, I was inpired by the red silhouette against the white background. And speaking of RED, that is the theme for this week's DYSU challenge #79 - Red.

Hope you are having a fabulous day! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Reflections, Sentiment Sampler
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack PP
Other: Rhinestones, Black Satin Ribbon, Sweet & Sassy Scallop border die