Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Alley Way Stamps October Blog Hop

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, October 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.. 

1-Comment on The Alley Way Stamps Blog
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 September 30th by 9:30 PM TAWS time to leave comments.

You should have come here by way of Arielle!
My card today uses the new set It's Fall About You. There is a fun, giant Maple leaf in this set, perfect for fall (and for our Canadian friends! *wink* ).  The adorable acorn and sentiment are also from this set.

Nest stop on the Hop..Danielle!

I will be entering this in the Crafty Creations Challenge #189 - Autumn Leaves.

and also into the Playdate Cafe Challenge #151


Stamps: TAWS It's Fall About You
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI White, Terracotta Tile, Distressed Dots Pattern Paper
Other: Copic Markers, Popdots, PTI Canyon Clay Twilll Tape Ribbon

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Let it Snow {Papertrey Ink}

Hello there!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I have a card to share with you that was a publication reject.  I used some of my favorite Papertrey Ink products, the Damask Snowflakes dies and the Mehndi Medallion Mini Stamp Set.  I just love coloring that Medallion with my Copics. :)

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

Stamps: PTI Mehndi Medallion Mini, Tremendous Treats: Christmas (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Enchanted Evening
Paper: PTI White, Spring Rain
Dies: PTI Damask Snowflakes
Other: PTI Spring Rain Satin Ribbon, Popdots, Copic Markers

Monday, September 24, 2012

October Sneak Peeks {The Alley Way Stamps}

Oh my goodness!  Can you believe that September is almost over and it is time for October release peeks to begin for The Alley Way Stamps!?  Today I have a fun card to share using an adorable frog from a CUTE new set called Kid N Caboodle (available 10/1 in the TAWS store).  It is filled with adorable images for both little ladies and little men :)  The sentiment is also included in this set, and the chevron border is from Cover Ups.

Be sure to check out the TAWS blog for more peeks of the new sets that are coming your way in a few short days!! :)

I will be entering this card in the Corrosive Challenge #158 - Animal Companions.

Thanks all for now!!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Kid N Caboodle (available 10/1), Cover Ups
Paper: PTI Kraft, Ripe Avocado, White, Fine Linen Pattern Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Kraft, Tea Dye Duo
Dies: PTI Chevrons, Spiral Notebook Page
Other: PTI New Leaf Buttons, Rustic Jute Twine, Copic Markers, Popdots

Friday, September 21, 2012

Play In Color {The Alley Way Stamps}

Today I am here with a fun "outside of the box" card. I used the flower pot from Awesome Blossom to make a crayon! The scribble circle is also part of the set. The sentiment is from Oh La La, and the stitched border is from Ghoul-Friend.

I will be entering this card into the Catered Crop Challenge - Use a Knot.

I love stretching my stamps and looking for new ways to use images other that their original intention. Gives you so much bang for your buck! :) Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! :)

Stamps: TAWS Awesome Blossom, Ghoul-Friend, Oh La La
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky
Paper: PTI White, Orange Zest Pattern Pack
Other: Copic Markers, Twinery Twine, Popdots

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Alley Way Stamps & Playdate Cafe

Hi there! Happy Thursday! I have some fun news to share! This week, The Alley Way Stamps is sponsoring The Playdate Cafe Challenge! Up for grabs is a $20 gift certificate to the TAWS store! Here is this week's color challenge:

For my card, I used a few TAWS sets. The flamingo is from Tropic Topic, the fun retro border at the bottom is from Awesome Blossom, and the clouds are from Get Moovin.

Be sure to head on over to the PDCC blog and link up your creations for your chance to win! :)

Stamps: TAWS Tropic Topic, Awesome Blossom, Get Moovin
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Versamark, Ranger Distress inks in Tea Dye & Spiced Marmalade
Paper: PTI Kraft, White, Dark Chocolate
Other: PTI Tag Sale #6 die, Rustic Jute Twine, Berry Sorbet Satin Ribbon, Button

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Liebster Revisited... :)

I received this award awhile back from my sweet friend Elena, and just yesterday, I was nominated again by my friend and design teammate, Lyndal. Now that I have once again been filled with warm fuzzies, I would like to nominate some of my favorite fellow papercrafters. But first, more about the award:


This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. Once you've been nominated, you award it to blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers, to encourage new visitors to visit these new blogs.

Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

Here are the five blogs that I'm nominating. These ladies are both inspirational and delightful! Go and check them out, they are definitely worth the visit. Better still, follow them then you won't miss out :)

Stephany Zerbe - Steph Zerbe Design
Leigh Penner - To the Full
Heather Campbell - Parker & Molly
Chari Moss - Mossy Made
Erica Messervy - Papertrails

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #42 - Getting Texty

Hello there! So I pulled out my Lawn Fawn stamps to participate in this week's Lawnscaping Challenge - #42 - Getting Texty.

I dug through my super OLD patterned paper pile and came across this argyle text paper from Scenic Route (are they even still around!?) Using the colors in the paper, along with my You've Got Mail and Critters in the Burbs sets, I made this:

I am not usually one to mix all sorts of patterns together, but I think I like how this came out :)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail, Critters in the Burbs, Critters Ever After (tiny heart)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Kraft, Scarlet Jewel, Scenic Route Pattern Paper, PTI Simply Chartreuse Pattern Pack
Dies: PTI Pinked Edge, In the Meadow (hills)
Other: Copic Markers, Popdots, PTI Scarlet Jewel Swiss Dot Ribbon

Monday, September 17, 2012

More Oh La La & CFC #70 {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hello there! Today I have a card to share with you using 2 different stamp sets from The Alley Way Stamps. One set is super feminine - Oh La La. The other is super masculine - Touchdown. It just goes to show you the extreme versatility in TAWS stamps. More bang for your buck! :)

I made this card with the current CAS-ual Friday challenge in mind - #70 - Black, White and one other color. I chose, of course, Pink.

Stamps: TAWS Touchdown and Oh La La
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Soft Stone, Hibiscus Burst
Paper: PTI White, Raspberry Fizz and Smokey Shadow Pattern Packs
Other: Copic Markers, Black Rhinestones

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Oh La La! {The Alley Way Stamps}

Oh my goodness! Just when I thought I couldn't love stamping any more than I already do, out comes a set that combines my two loves - Stamping and Makeup! The Alley Way stamps just launched a surprise stamp set (available NOW in the TAWS store!) called Oh La La. It is filled with so many adorable super girly things. Makeup and Shoes and Perfume and more!

Here is a card I made using a bunch of bits and pieces from the set:

How cute would it be to make a giftcard holder and matching card to house a gift certificate for a special lady to her favorite salon??!! Christmas is coming! Get a jump on your projects!! Head on over and buy your very own Oh La La NOW! :)

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Oh La La
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Blueberry Sky, Lavender Moon
Paper: PTI White, Smokey Shadow Pattern Pack
Dies: PTI Limitless Layers Squares
Other: PTI True Black Satin Ribbon, Copic Markers, Popdots

Friday, September 14, 2012

Be Inspired Challenge #11 {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hi there! It's time again for a new Be Inspired Challenge with The Alley Way Stamps! Here is the beautiful inspiration photo for the new challenge!

I used Ghoul-Friend for the pumpkins and to make the plaid pattern paper, and Cover Ups for the sentiment.

We hope that you will join us in participating in this fun challenge! You can win some great stamps! For more information, check the right side bar on the TAWS blog. Just click on the picture to be taken to the challenge! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: TAWS Ghoul-Friend, Cover Ups, Oh La La
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, Soft Stone, Palette Charcoal
Paper: PTI White, Terracotta Tile
Other: Copic Markers, PTI Orange Zest Buttons, Canyon Clay twill ribbon

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I Love You {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hello there! Today I have a card to share with you using my favorite image from the new Awesome Blossom set from The Alley Way Stamps. I just love this fun, whimsical flower with its little heart. The sentiment is from another one of my favorite TAWS sets, Get Moovin.

I will be entering this card into the Southern Girls Challenge - Floral.

That's all for now... thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: TAWS Awesome Blossom, Get MOOvin
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy
Paper: PTI White, Simply Chartreuse Pattern Paper Pack
Other: Fiskars Grass Punch, PTI Heart-2-Heart #6 dies, Copic Markers, Popdots, PTI Pure Poppy Bakers Twine

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thanks Coach! {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hey there! With fall just around the corner, and the Football season starting, TAWS new set, Touchdown, is a must have! I used the helmet and football image from Touchdown along with the dashed line stamp from Ghoul-Friend for a fun patterned paper. Can you just imagine that fun tweed pattern in a variety of color combos!? The possibilites are endless! The sentiment was created with the Alphabet Soup stamp set.

Do you have a Football fan in your house?! Then run and put Touchdown in your shopping cart! ;)

I will be entering this card into the Eureka Stamps Challenge #4 - All Things Sports.

Stamps: TAWS Touchdown, Ghoul-Friend (for dashed line to create patterned paper), Alphabet Soup
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo, Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Ripe Avocado, New Leaf
Paper: PTI Gridlines I cardstock
Other: PTI Enchanted Evening Satin Ribbon, Copic Markers, Popdots

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #41

Hello there! I just got some new Lawn Fawn in the mail and couldn't wait to ink up Sweet Christmas.

I used the sketch from the Lawnscaping Challenge #41 as a starting point. I flipped the sketch horizontally.

Hope you have a great day!! :)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Sweet Christmas, Making Frosty Friends (snowflakes)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Soft Stone
Paper: PTI White, Kraft
Dies: PTI In the Meadow (hills)
Other: Copic Markers, Popdots, Twinery Twine

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Trick or Treat {Papertrey Ink}

Hello there! Happy Tuesday! So if you are a blog follower or have spent any time over at the PTI forum, it is no secret that I love their Tremendous Treats series. Tremendous Treats: Halloween was just introduced last month, and of course, I had to have it! :) I made this card to enter into the Mr. Bones Halloween Spook Out.

That's all for now... thanks for stopping by... have a GREAT day! :)

Stamps: PTI Tiny Treats: Halloween, Tremendous Treat: Halloween
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI White, Royal Velvet, Smokey Shadow, Orange Zest and Royal Velvet Pattern Pack
Dies: PTI Pinking Edge, Double Ended Banner, Spider Web Trio
Other: Copic Markers, Paper Smooches Licorice Twine, Sakura Glitter Pen, Orange Zest Button, Popdots

Monday, September 3, 2012

Bunches of Love {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hello there! Today I have a card to share with you using the new set from The Alley Way Stamps called Awesome Blossom. Awesome it is! :) If you love fun, funky, floral sets, this one is for you! I pulled out my purple paper and ink (this is not a color I use often, though it really is so pretty!) and went to town. I created a flower vase full of purple blooms, and although there are not teeny tiny leaves in this set, with a few flicks of a copic marker, there were plenty of leaves ;)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: TAWS Awesome Blossom
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo, Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet
Paper: PTI White, Royal Velvet, Winter Wisteria Pattern Pack
Dies: PTI Limitless Layers Ovals(Large), Little Labels
Other: PTI Royal Velvet Satin Ribbon, Popdots, Copic Markers