Saturday, May 31, 2014

TAWS BLOG HOP - * Giveaway*

Today is the big day! Are you ready to see the June 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, June 1!

This seriiously fun mini set, Buggin Out, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of Junel!!! 
It will automatically be added to your order, so shop away!

And I am sharing my take using this free little stamp set...

Good luck! Click below on the photos... from here you will be visiting the beautiful N@ali's Blog, or start from the beginning!


Happy Crafting!

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

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sneak Peek Time for The Alley Way Stamps!

Hello!  It's time to tease you with some sneak peeks of the new Alley Way Stamps Sets! woo hoo!!!  Today I was given the Fly By Set, and here is what I've created...

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to the TAWS Blog for another sneak! And we have our New Release Hop TOMORROW, May 31 and we'll give away ALL THREE to one lucky stamper! So, make sure to head on back tomorrow!!!

All the comments posted today on the TAWS BLOG are going into a random drawing and one of you will win the new June set - Fly By!!!  You can have up to 2 entries!
  1. One for leaving a comment on this post
  2. One for sharing on Facebook
Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH! Commenting closes at 9:30 pm TAWS time! Good luck! Good luck! All winners will be posted on June 1!

Thanks for visiting me today and make sure you keep looking for the new stamps and the blog hop!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

No Patterned Paper Challenge

Hi!  This week at we are challenging you to use No patterned paper on your projects... sometimes this can be trickier than it seems!

Supplies Used:

I can't wait to see what you will be creating for this challenge!  Just by playing along you will have a chance to win a $20 shopping spree!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Live in the Sunshine... Layout for Butterfly Reflections Ink

Today I am sharing a new layout on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. Blog today...  I've used a bright color combo, and a sweet photo of my son on the beach last year, so I would love if you could stop by and leave a comment on their blog! :)

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Oh Baby Love

Today I am up on The Alley Way Stamps Blog sharing this sweet Baby Card...


I just love those little baby ducks!  I am also entering this into the following challenge:
Marker Pop: Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge #53

Hello and welcome to a new Be Inspired Challenge hosted by the amazing Alley Way Stamps... I LOVE this photo, it is so beautiful and clean!

I wanted to do something whimsical, and with water painting being all the rage right now I married the two to make this...

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I am also entering this into the following challenge:
Cards and More Challenge Blog: Spring
Cards in Envy: Winged Things

Can't wait to see how you interpret this inspirational photo!  And don't forget the challenge now lasts a month, with the chance to win a guest designer spot and two sets of stamps.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Watercolor card

Hi!  Ok, so I know I've been posting like crazy today, but I had so much fun getting crafty last night that I just couldn't wait to share it all!  I'm playing along with the AEI(heart)U Challenge #7: Botanicals as well as the addicted CAS-ology: Flower Challenge... As I'm sure you can guess I was fortunate enough to take part in the Watercolor classes over at, and this class was ah-mazing!  I have learned sooo much, and it has really pushed me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things... that's where this card comes in...

 I have never even thought to stamp an image and then turn it into a watercolor painting, but I feel so fancy having learned this technique from class...

Supplies Used:
Watercolor paper
Stamps: Avery Elle
Ink: Distress Inks and Memento
Water and a brush
Color Shine: Heidi Swapp

I'm really happy with the results and since this is my first card ever using this technique I know I can only get better!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Sending Warm Fuzzies...

* This is my second post for the day, check out my first post wishing Stacey owner of a Very Happy Birthday!!!
Hi!  I was able to squeeze in a little time to just play around for fun... and when I saw A Blog Named Hero had an embossing challenge I decided to join in.  Since the ABNH design team was also incorporating Mama Elephant stamps I couldn't resist doing the same.  I've also included the colors I was inspired by in the latest Runway Inspiration Challenge:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: (sentiment) Hero Arts (bunny and hearts) Mama Elephant
Ink: Memento and Versamagic
Embossing Enamel: Piccolo
Distress Markers: Ranger
Rhinestones: K & Co.
Patterned Paper: Pebbles

I started by coloring a semi circle with my distress markers, spritz them and then stamped it onto my paper.  I then stamped the sentiment.  The bunny was stamped on a separate cardstock, colored, and fussy cut out.  I then embossed the hearts, adhered the bunny with a foam dot, and added some rhinestones.  I then framed it with some patterned paper and bam!

Happy Crafting!

Happiest of Birthdays!

Today we are wishing our Store Owner Stacey from a very Happy Birthday!!!  I have created my card using the newest Artsy Fartsy Clear Stamp Set.  They also released some Clear Stamps for the first time ever the other day, so make sure you check those out!

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I am also entering this into the Seize the Birthday Chgallenge: Flowers

Happy Crafting and Happy Birthday Stacey!!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Boy? or Girl?

No... this card has nothing to do with me, hehehehe!  But it does have to do with two of the new TAWS sets, Nap Time and Baby On Board.  I am sharing this card on the TAWS Blog today, so make sure you pop over there to see what the other ladies have created too!

I am also adding this to the following challenges:
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge: Clean and Simple
Craft for the Craic: Something For The Baby

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Anything Goes Challenge -

Hello!  Happy Tuesday, and Happy Anything Goes Challenge week at!!!  No reason to not join us this week for your chance to win a $20 Shopping spree, so remember to link up!!! :)  I had the pleasure of working with some of the new Clear Stamps that are being released now... they are amazing!!!  Take a peek...

Supplies Used:

The new stamps are awesome and you can see them all here!  I have used the Floral Borders set and the Always on My Mind set.

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Die Crazy

I can't wait to see what you will be linking up this week!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog Post and giveaway chance!

Today I am enabling you over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog with some goodies from the new MME Market Street collections.... these collections are to die for!

Also I have to share this awesome news:
Who wants to SHOP this weekend? I've been setting myself a monthly goal and would love to get ahead early. Place a $60 order, get free shipping AND earn a chance to win a $25 gift certificate if I get lucky #7 orders this weekend!!! Don't forget to check out the newest product category and also don't forget that I now carry MFT products. Check them out!!!

SO I hope you will be able to stop by and see not only the goodies, but my layout featuring my two little munchkins!  Your support is always appreciated!!!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Technique Challenge: Dryer Sheet Flower!

Hello!  We are changing things up at and we will now be sharing our Technique Challenge on the first weekend of the month now, woot woot!  Remember you have the whole month to join in the technique challenge, and plus you might just learn something new!  This month we are challenging you to create a flower our of an old dryer sheet.  This was new to me, but I love when you can use things that will otherwise be thrown away...

Supplies Used:

I have seen many videos using spray mist to add color to the dryer sheet, but since I don't mind getting my fingers all inky I used my ink spots.

I am also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Can't wait to see what you will be creating for this challenge!
Happy Crafting!