Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps Blog Hop Day!!!!

Welcome to the January Release from The Alley Way Stamps!!! Woo hoo!!!  
Not only are you in for inspiration but there is a giveaway....
Today's winner will get all three new sets!  WOOT WOO!!!!

If you want to be that winner, all you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions found on The Alley Way Stamps Blog.

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

For our friends that are on not Social Media, you can comment below to win - we will randomly pick from either the Rafflecopter participants or commenters!

Now, onto the New Release Goodness!
For today's release party, I've chosen to work with the new Cake Day Stamp Set.  This is one of those sets that every stamper needs, because if you are like me you are always in need of new and fresh Birthday material. Not to mention this set is super cute!!!
I decided to create a layout using this set and I love how it turned out...

To create this layout I stamped the pennant banner across the middle of my cardstock, and colored it in.  I then went about layering my photos with various DCWV patterned papers from the Celebration Collection.  Then I stamped (and used a generation stamping) my title, "Happy Cake day" and subtitle, "and eat it too".  These sentiments could not have been more perfect for these photos!  Next I stamped a few balloon images.  Throw on a few embellishments and jounaling and bam! done! hehehe! ( I kind of felt Emerald Lagasse there for a moment!)

In other cute news check out this...

This crazy-cute Mini Set, Nessie, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of January, 2015.

I have based my layout on the sketch from My Scraps and More Challenge #96 too!

Next you will be off to visit the amazing Marina... but if you just stumbled on my blog make sure to start at the beginning for your chance to win it all!!!

Have fun and Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Water painting with Altenew

Hello!!! Happy Tuesday!  It has been a while since I was able to just play around and make a project for fun, so I'm excited that I had a chance last night to create and share with you today...

This card is based on the newest Altenew Challenge:

I love their challenges, as I am also a HUGE fan of their stamps!!!  So much detail and they give beautiful results every time!  Anywho, I did lots of water coloring on this card with spraymists as my "paint".  I wish my peach looked a little more peachy (that's def. a word), but I really like it, and once again it had me stepping out of my norm in color combos so that was fun too!

Supplies Used:
Ranger Watercolor cardstock
Spray Mists: Heidi Swapp and Mr. Huey
Stamps: (Sentiments and Quotes, Painted Flowers) Altenew
Ink: Versamark and Tuxedo Black
White Enamel Embossing Powder:
Glitter Cardstock: American Crafts
Enamel Hearts: Chickaniddy

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

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

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps Sneak Peek Week!!!

It's Sneak Peek Week!!!! YAY!!!! One of my favorite times is when I get to share new images from The Alley Way Stamps, and today I get to tease you with a little bit of one called Bubbly... you are going to LOVE it!!!  Check out what I've done with it so far...

I started by layering cardstock and patterned paper with foam adhesive.  Next I stamped the sentiment and the balloons on separate cardstock, colored and fussy cut them out.  I used some string and foam adhesive to help my sentiment take flight.  A few sequins, and bam!  Complete!

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

Make sure you stop by the blog for a chance to win this set before it is released, woo hoo!!!  And double score you will find more inspiration and peeks at this new set!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, December 26, 2014

A Merry Christmas Thank You

Hello!  I am up on the Blog today sharing a Thank you card that is perfect for all of those winter treats you may be currently enjoying!  Here's a peek at it... and full details can be found on their Blog!

Also if you get a chance to get crafty join us in our Anything But a Card Challenge for a chance to win a $10 shopping spree to the store, ALL products welcome!  Earn a double entry if you use products!

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Merry Christmas!!!!  Today I am up on The Alley Way Stamps Blog, in real life I'm probably watching with glee the magical look in my Children's eyes as we travel around visiting loved ones and seeing what Santa has brought, but in blogland I have some scheduled posts, woo hoo for scheduled!!!  Anywho, when I made this card I totally didn't realize I would be posting it on Christmas Day... and it has no Christmas on it what so ever! bwahahaha!  But then I did realize that it is a Birthday card, and today is Jesus' Birthday, right?! So my card totally works to post today...

Supplies Used:

Other Supplies:
Dies: Spellbinders
Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn
Various Copics
V's Sweet Ideas Sprinkles

Thanks so much for stopping by and Merry Christmas to you and yours... and Happy Holidays too!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Hogs & Kisses

**For my first DCWV post make sure you scroll down!  SO excited to be on their new team!

I know it's almost Christmas, but I'm sharing a non Christmas card here and on The Alley Way Stamps Blog, and instead a lovey dovey card hehehe!  Check it out...

I've used the new mini stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps Called Oinkers... isn't it too cute!!!  I stamped them on separate cardstock, colored with various copics and fussy cut.  I also stamped a background using the mini Starburst Stamp Set.  I also added a heart on the background from an older set called Bee Unique.

I am also entering this into the following challenge:
Scribble and Scrap Challenge: Anything Goes
The Craft Place: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Almost Christmas!!!

DCWV Last Minute Christmas Gift

Hi!  Today I'm up on The DCWV Blog, woot woot!  And I'm sharing a last minute gift or home decor idea... would love if you had a chance to stop by and check it out!!!  Here's a little sneak...

View blog post for supplies

Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge Final Take

awwww... this is my final project based on a Be Inspired Challenge... I do love these challenges, but don't worry The Alley Ways Stamps has something new coming in the new year so be on the look out!

I used the Jolly Holiday Stamp Set to create this little cutie!  To start I used spray mist and made swish marks with a paintbrush.  I then stamped the sled and sentiment and colored in with various copics.  The penguin was stamped on seperate cardstock, colored and fussy cut.  Viola!  I hope to see your creations for this final BIC!!!!

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Winter Inspiration

Happy Crafting!

Trimming the Tree

Hello!  I'm popping in here and on the Blog to share some ornaments I have created recently.  For my ornaments I have double and triple layered various Globecraft and Piccolo snowflake accents, check them out...

Supplies Used:
Happy Snowman Piccolo Accents A168
 Snowflake Ornaments set of 12 Piccolo Accents LA125
 Enamel EP 24k GOLD
 Enamel Embossing Powder Fluid
 Glastique GLOSS Finishing Glaze 2 oz.

This came together so easily and they look so pretty and sparkly on the tree!  These would make great and easy last minute gifts or just something to enjoy yourself!

Hope to see you join us in our latest challenge: Non traditional colors for Christimas for your chance to win some goodies! woo hoo!!!

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Winter Inspiration
And in the Simon Says Stamp Mon. Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sled Time with DCWV

Today I am popping in to share a layout that came together in a cinch with some amazing DCWV products!!!  I just love their stuff!  Anywho, let's take a look at what I've created:

( I just had to show a side shot of how those stars just shine right off the page! LOVE them!)

Supplies Used:

View blog post for supplies

This layout was also inspired by the Sketches in Thyme Challenge # 135

And in the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Bling It On!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hey Chickie! Outside and In...

Hello!  Today I have a super cute and fun little card to share using the new Chick Magnet Stamp Set...

And I couldn't leave this card looking like that, so I added this to the inside...

bwahahaha!  I crack myself up... some has to!  Anywho, I started this card by adhering to colored cardstocks together.  I then die cut my circle, and die cutted a fancy circle frame and adhered it all together.  Next I went and stamped the little worm images using the similar colored ink to the cardstock colors.  The little chick was stamped on separate cardstock adhered together and then cut out so the two sides would match up.  I did the same with the paper hat.  Last I stamped the sentiment through the window and viola!  I super cute and fun was to say hi!

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

Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps Blog for more inspiration!!!
Happy Crafting!

Snow Dude Layout

Hi!  Today you will find me here and on the Nani Ke Ola Blog! Woot woot!  I am sharing a layout today that I've created using the new Holiday Cheer Collection from Pretty Little Studio, and I love how it turned out!

Supplies Used:
Wood Veneers: Studio Calico
Prima: Fluid Chalk Ink
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Under the Boardwalk Magicals
Pretty Little Studio: everything else

I had a lot of fun creating this layout and lots of inspiration too, as I have based this on several challenges:

Creative Scrappers: 283

Challenge Yourself: #13 Traditions

Scrappy Friend's Challenge: Tic Tac Toe Challenge: flair, snowflake, red

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tag #3

Ok so I really love the background to tag #3... this one was inspired by Day #4 created by the amazing Kelly Alvarez, eeekkk!!!  All for the 12 tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Challenge of course!  The background she created was amazing, and while I've re-created it on a smaller scale I love it!!!

Dies: Pretty Pink Posh (scalloped edge) MFT (tag)
Stamp: The Alley Way Stamps
Various Copics

I will def. have to make more of these!  And that's a wrap, woot woot!!!  Thanks if you took the time to visit me and see any of my tags tonight! 

Happy Crafting!

Tag #2

and we're back... ok tag #2 for the 12 tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Challenge is based on Day # 6 created by the talented Jean Manis...

I simplified my tag alot on this one.  But I just loved her sequin covered tree and I had a pack of extra sequins just begging to be used for such a purpose!

Supplies Used:
Dies: Pretty Pink Posh (Edge Die) Lawn Fawn (tree)
Stamp: Winnie & Walter
Ink: PTI and Prima fluid Chalk Ink
Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Foam Adhesive

I'll be back again! hehehe!

Tag Crazy

Ok so you are about to see lots of posts pop up from me... sorry!  Ok, I'm not sorry because I really do like these tags that I have created based on the 12 tags with a feminine twist on the Ellen Hutson Classroom Blog...  So let's get to it with tag #1:

This tag was inspired by the amazing DawnWoleslagle on Day # 8.  I loved how clean and beautiful it looked with all of the gold shine.  I used kraft instead of white cardstock for my own little twist.

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (stripes) and Winnie & Walter (sentiment)
Dies: Spellbinders (snowflakes) and MFT (tags)
Spray Mist: Heidi Swapp
Embossing Powder: Piccolo and Globegraft
Twine: Hemptique and American Crafts

Be right back!

Friday, December 12, 2014 Blog Hop and Giveaway!!!

Welcome to the Sweeties Holiday Blog Hop!!!

With the Holidays right around the corner we thought it would be fun to share some lovely Holiday inspiration with you!
You should have arrived her from the super sweet and talented Kendra's blog! If you haven't and would like to hop with us, please go back to the Sweet Stamps Blog to start at the beginning! (Full Blog Hop order can be found on their blog too)

Be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance at winning! We will randomly choose one winner from all the comments left!

Now onto my project that I've created to share with you:

To create my tags I used Distress inks on my craft mat and a wet paint brush to make ombre stripes going down.  I then Stamped and embossed my sentiments.  Next I die cut the deer and the leaves and adhered them to the tag.  On the red tag I have also added some red stickles for "berries".

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop in the hop is the uber talented
Monika's blog! We hope you are inspired all along the way! Check out all of Sweet Stamps "sweet" goodies here! 
I am also entering these into the 12 Tags of Christmas with a feminine twist challenge as I was inspired by the lovely Julie Ebersole's ombre water colored tag on Day #1

Happy Hopping


Thursday, December 11, 2014

I Love You Latte

Hello! yay!  I had a moment to play along with the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop that is currently going on!!!  I am also excited to share this card as I have permission to share a sneak peek at a new coffee stamp set that has yet to be released by V's Sweet Ideas! WOOT WOOT!

Let's get on with it, shall we?

Isn't it fun and super cute?!  This set is due to release very soon so make sure you like V's Sweet Ideas on Facebook and or check out her store for release dates!  Anywho, to create this card I started by Stamping and heat embossing the cups repeatedly in fine white embossing powder.  I then went from edge inward with Fire brick distress ink.  Next I stamped my two love cups in the middle with Tuxedo Black Memento.  I also stamped these two cups on two different patterned papers, fussy cut and adhered.  Next I outlined them with R20 Copic Marker.  I then stamped the sentiment, layered it with more patterned paper, adhered at an angle, and embellished! woo hoo!

I'm so glad I was able to join along with this blog hop, and I hope you are having fun and being inspired by all of the fabulous entries thus far!

I'm also entering this into the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge as my card was based on their newest sketch!  And in Virginia's View Challenge: Distressing

Happy Crafting!

Love You to the Moon...

This is one of my favorite sentiments, mainly because I've said it to my little man for as long as I can remember, as I'm sure many of you have said it too.  And I absolutely love it in the sweet font that is so characteristic of The Alley Way Stamp Sets.  Today I am sharing this sweet card here and on The Alley Way Stamps Blog using the new More Than Words Stamp Set.

My background was created with a stencil, embossing paste and then spray mists in two colors.  The little moon from the Ta-Da Stamp Set was stamped separately in Delicata Gold and raised with foam adhesive.  I then stamped my sentiment up the side.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Catered Crop: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Monday Challenge Transportation  I figure traveling to the moon and back counts hehehe! :)

Thanks for stopping by, and because I like to enable did you know that The Alley Way Stamps has 20% off your purchase of stamps until December 12th?!  One more day left to take advantage of this deal!!!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Curtain Call

The Holidays are upon us and I've been super busy, as we all are, so my hoping to get this post up earlier was just not possible.  Alas better late than never!  So I had really hoped to play along with this Challenge, but the time on it is over... bummer!

Anywho, that's ok I am also able to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Bling!  As my pretty card has glitter white diagonals, and sequins! bling!   And here is what I've created:

I am also entering this into the S.W.A.T Extra Challenge: Christmas Cards  and into the Virginia's View: Distressing ( I used distress stains on cardstock before die cutting my deer)

Thanks for popping by and Happy Crafting!