Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps October Blog Hop!!!

Hello!!!  It is blog hop day for The Alley Way Stamps, yay!!! And these new sets are so fun and perfect for the upcoming Holidays.  Today I am sharing a card I've created with the new Waddle Pals Stamp Set, as well as an older set called Winter's Butterflies...

The little penguins in this set are so darn cute!  I just love how this one looks like he is dancing or skating.  I thought he needed to be dancing in the snow, with the sentiment I chose, and it makes me smile.  To create this card I stamped this penguin on the side, colored with Copics, and fussy cut him out.  Then I embossed my background and added some snowy hills for my Penguin and sentiment.  Add some sequins and ta-da!

Don't leave just yet, I have some giveaway details to share first....

Today's winner will get all THREE new sets!

If you want to be that winner, all you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions 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!

This runs today only (SEPTEMBER 30, 2015), 

so don't miss out on your chance to win!

This crazy cute Mini Set, Chilly, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of October 2015!

So, are you ready to hop and win???!!!

Lisa - You are here
Marina - Go here next

Happy Crafting and Hoping!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

In the Spotlight with Winnie and Walter!!!!

EEEEKKKK!!!!  I'm back in the spotlight today on the Winnie and Walter Blog and I am so thrilled and honored!  I had an absolute blast playing with the Winnie and Walter products this month, and I know I will continue playing with them for a long time to come.  I would be so honored if you had a moment to stop by and say hello over on their blog... and pssst here is a sneak of what you will find...

Thank you again to the amazing Shay and Julie for letting me shine a little light on their amazing products this month!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps Sneak Peek

Hello!  Today is a fun day because I am sneaking a peek of the newest TAWS stamp set called Mistletoe Kisses!!!! It is going to be a must have for this Holiday Season, as it has lots of great Holiday images in a smaller size for more options.  I chose to create sweet and simple tags that will be perfect for mass production come Christmas time, check them out...

Of course there is lots of fun to be had with these images, and while my tags are more basic I wanted to show that this set is easy to use at all levels and you don't need to do too much to create beautiful tags that will be a nice personal touch this Holiday Season!

I am also linking these guys up to the Simon Says No Designer Paper Challenge

Happy Crafting and don't miss more peeks at this new set on The Alley Way Stamps Blog!

Anything Goes with

Hello!  It is a new week and that means a new anything goes challenge is starting at, woo hoo!!!  This week I am sharing a bit of a satirical journal page that I've created with lots of goodies...

hehehe!  I was just in one of those moods when I started crafting, so I went with it! :)  To create this page I first started by covering my background with a mix of white gesso and Forest Shades ink spot and my finger.  After this dried I went over the background with the Circle Pavers Stencil and Forest ink again in various spots. Next came the embossing of the sentiment and girl.  For a fun play with colors I stamped some Creative Corner images like arrows in funky colors like Butterscotch and Paprika.  I then stamped some itty bitty dots in Montego Bay shades ink and splattered two of the corners with Dylusions ink spray in Crushed Grape.

Sometimes it's fun to just get messy, right?

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: No Designer Paper

Hope to see you link up to our Anything Goes this week!
Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:
Shades Ink Spots: Forest, Montego Bay, Butterscotch, and Paprika
Circle Pavers Stencil
Creative Corners CC04
I'm  A Winer Artsy Fartsy Stamp Set
Itty Bitty Dots Rubber Stamp Set

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Spooky Treat Container

Hello, hello!  Today I am sharing a super cute and spooky Halloween Container that I've created with some of the new DCWV Spooks Delight 12 x 12 paper pad on the DCWV Blog... did I mention that they now make some of their stacks in 6 x 6 form, and they are the cutest!!!  Here's a peek... hopefully you will have time to check the full thing out on their blog today!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 and Leaf Frame

Hello again!  I'm back to share that I am also posting on the Blog today sharing a leaf frame I created with some of their gorgeous cardstock.  I hope you will get a chance to stop by their blog and leave some love! Here is a little peek...

A One Layer Party...

Hello, hello!  I feel like I've been on a one layer kick lately, and today is no different.  I'm sharing this fun one layer card that screams "Party" quite literally here and on The Alley Way Stamps Blog today. With a little bit of masking, stamping and coloring this card was a cinch to make...

To create this card I used the BIG TimeIt's My Party!, and an older set called Moosing You.  I stamped the sentiment first and then masked it before stamping the balloons and confetti.

I am also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Use a Stamp

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Let's Party... Bold and Bright

It's Monday, woot woot!  We have just gotten back from our Disney Vacation last week ( that was why it was a bit quiet here hehehe! ), and trying to get back into the groove of things.  I am popping in to share this bright and bold card here and on The Alley Way Stamps Blog today...

This card is really bright and funky, isn't it?  It sort of came together by happy accident.  I had stamped the sentiment from the Big Time Stamp Set in versamark ink and embossed it in clear, just to play around with how it would look on colored paper.  Then while I kept looking at it I thought why not throw so fun splashes of color in various inks and watch it resist on the sentiment... hence, ta da! hehehe!  I adhered it all to some fun patterned papers and added some bright embellishments to tie the whole thing together!

So go on, get inky, have fun, get messy and just see what happens.. you might just surprise yourself!
Happy Crafting!

Thinking of You... One Layer Simplicity

Hiya!  Happy early morning to you (at least it is here when this post is going up, hehehe!)!  It is time for a new Anything Goes Challenge, woot woot!  You get to link your creations up for a chance to win a shopping spree to, yay!!!!!  And they have lots of goodies!  Use some products and you get a double entry!  Here is what I've created this week....

This card is a very simple, one layered beauty!  I stamped my image and sentiment and colored it in with my Colored Pencils.

Can't wait to see what you create this week!
Happy Crafting!

Botanicals by Jacquline Hill
Simple Greetings

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hello, hello, hello!

Hello!!! I'm so happy to be sharing a cute little card with the new Flap Happy Stamp Set from The Alley Way Stamps today...

I created this little window scene and can't help giggling every time I see it!  I love a card that does that, don't you?  The super cute little birds in this set are just too fun to play with!  I started by die cutting my little windows and tracing them onto my cardbase.  I then stamped my little birdies in each window and colored them in with various Copics.  I then decided they needed to look like they were indeed outside looking in so I added the sky with Broken China Distress Ink.  Finally I added my patterned papers and stamped my sentiment from the More Than Words Stamp Set.

I am linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Use A Stamp

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 14, 2015

A Little Birdie Told Me...

Hello, hello!  I am sharing a soft and sweet card today here and on The Alley Way Stamps Blog that can be used for many occasions.  Sometimes we just have things come up that we think, darn I wish I had a card made, so this one would be perfect for such a situation...

To create this card I started by watercoloring my background with Peerless Watercolors in blue and purple.  I then went ahead and stamped my little owl image from the Flap Happy Stamp Set on separate cardstock, colored him in with Copics, and fussy cut him out.  Next I die cut the small panel to place him on and embellished it all with a bow and some sequins.  The sentiment was the last thing to add.

I am adding this to the Time Out Challenge: Make Your Mark

Happy Crafting and thank you so much for stopping by!

For a Special Bride...

Hello!  It is time for a new Anything Goes Challenge at, woo hoo!!!!  Take a peek at what I've created for this challenge...

To create this card I used the Elegant Wedding and Family Stamp Sets.  I matched my colors to the background paper and embellished the dress with rhinestones.

I can't wait to see what you will create for this weeks challenge!  Remember you earn an extra entry if you use products, and there are so many good ones to choose from!

Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:
Family Stamp Set
Elegant Wedding Stamp Set
Duchase Rose Shades Ink Spot
Silver Rhinestones

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Faber Castell and Double Scoop Gellatos

Happy Saturday!!!!  I am up on the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Blog today showing off some fun cards I created with Double Scoop Gellatos and an embossing folder...

I sure would love for you to visit and see how these cards were made!  It means so much to me, and thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Paper Pumpkins with

Hello! Today I have a post up on the Blog sharing how to make these super cute paper pumpkins... hope you like it!

Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


It's Wednesday, yay!!!!  Today I am here and on the Alley Way Stamps Blog sharing this colorful and almost one layer card.  If I hadn't done my card on a panel of watercolor cardstock this card would have been one layer, as nothing else is separate, but technicalities say it's different, booo! hehehe!  Anywho, I hope this bright little guy brings you a smile...

To create this card I started by stamping the little turtle from the It's My Party Stamp Set first and masking him off.  Next I used a stencil and various distress inks to create my fun background.  I then added a few water droplets for more interest.  Once this dried I removed my mask and colored this little guy in with Copics.  Finally I stamped my sentiments and adhered the whole panel to my cardbase.

I am adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Make It Colorful Challenge
and in the Time Out Challenge: Make Your Mark

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

In the Spotlight for Winnie and Walter... eeeekkk!!!!

You read that right!  I'm in the spotlight over on the Winnie and Walter Stamps Blog!!!! ahhhh!!!!  I am still on cloud nine just seeing some of my work being shared over there.  Here is a peek of what you will find, but I would really appreciate you visiting me over on their blog!

If you want to know how this happy accident came to be click here...

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

PS - welcome to any new visitors, and hellos to my long time friends too!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Bat's the way I like it!

Hello! I'm popping in a bit late, I am sorry to say, to share this cute little treat holder I've made for the newest Anything Goes Challenge at

To create this little guy I used the Pillow Box Punch Board after going over my Art Stencil Going Batty with Distress Ink.  I then created my little tag with the Artsy Fartsy Halloween Silhouettes Stamp Set.  I just love this sentiment in this set, hehehe!  I tied it on with a little twine, and viola!  The perfect halloween treat box is ready to go!

Can't wait to see what you create for this challenge, remember anything goes!!!

Happy Crafting!

29... again?

hehehe!  I love this sentiment, and it is so me... but shhhh don't tell my kids that!  Anywho, happy Labor Day and I am popping in here and on The Alley Way Stamps Blog to share this funny little birthday card I have created using the new It's My Party Stamp Set...

Isn't he just perfect for that sentiment? hehehe!  To create this card I started by cutting my fringe paper and layering onto my cardbase.  I then stamped my little turtle right above the top layer and colored him in with various Copics.  I stamped my sentiment in the upper left corner and decided to round my top corners.  Finally I added some washi and twine just underneath my little guy.

I am adding this card to the Simon Says Stamp Make it Colorful Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Party BIG Time...

Hello!  Today I am partying it up with some super cute kitty friends from the newest Alley Way Stamps Sets: Big Time and Party Pooper (This set is free with any $40 purchase this month!)...

Aren't these guys so cute?!  I just want to squeeze them! hehehe!  Anywho, to create this card I started by stamping the kitty in the middle, masking him and adding to friends to the sides of him.  I then used Copics to color them in and add the background.  The party hats were paper pieced with a strip from the background panel.  I them stamped my Sentiment with fun bright colors and added some rhinestones for extra shine!

I am adding this card to the Marker Pop Challenge: Anything with Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

 PS - Check out The Alley Way Stamps Blog for more inspiration with this month's new sets!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sneak Peek for V's Sweet Ideas

Hello!  Ok, so first I have to apologize for this post going up late, I have been so busy painting and moving everything in my house that I just totally forgot to get this card posted.  So with out further adieu...

Today started a new challenge for V's Sweet Ideas and it is all about Techniques! I chose to work with distress inks and a stencil background as my technique.  I am also sneaking a peek for you at a new set that will be released this Thursday at V's Sweet Ideas... isn't he so cute?!  I love the fun little sentiments with it too, so be on the lookout for this guy to make is debut!

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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Especially for You... Anything Goes Challenge at

Hello beautiful readers!!!  Did you see all of the awesome new stamps that were just released for preorder at!  LOVE!!!!  I can't wait to get my hands on some of them myself!  Anywho, we have started a new monthly challenge at, and it's going to be a popular one for sure.... as it will always be ANYTHING GOES!!! woo hoo!!!!  Just link up anything you've newly created and share it with us!  Make sure you read the full rules on how to win over on their blog.

Now onto what I've created....  I recently received a kit of the new microfine glitters and couldn't wait to play with them...

I must admit that some of this card was purely accidental.  Yes, I wanted to create a card with the glitters and a diecut with multiple colors, but unintentionally I was able to use to colors of cardstock as well when some of the pieces didn't diecut all the way through.  This was no fault of the dies, but simply because I forgot to use my metal adapter when running this intricate sweetcut through my machine... oooppsss, and yay! hehehe!  I started by die cutting with colored cardstock.  I then used a trimmed piece of double sided adhesive sheet on a create cardstock and ran this through my machine with the die. I then peeled certain pieces away and added one color glitter, then took off more pieces for another color and so forth until the whole thing was covered.  I then adhered this to my colored cardstock diecut and adhered the this to the cardbase. The sentiment was stamped last in a coordinating color and ta - da!  whew!  I hope I didn't lose you along the way of this explanation!
Can't wait to see what you create this month!
Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:
Micro Fine Glitter: Silver, Fuschia, and Lavender
SweetCut Die: Flourish Medallion
Simple Greetings Clear Stamp Set