Friday, November 30, 2012

The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired #16 and Release Day!

Hello there!  TGIF!  Today is release day over at The Alley Way Stamps!  Run on over to the TAWS Store to load your cart up with the new sets!  And for the month of December, if you spend $40 or more in the store, you can get a FREE mini set!  If you love snowflakes like me, it's a must have!  Go take a peek! :)

Today, we are also revisiting our current Be Inspired Challenge!  There is still plenty of time to play along for your chance to WIN! :)  Here is the inspiration photo:

And here is my card, using a fun little doo-dad from the new Petal Pushers stamp set:

I will  be entering this in the Paper Girls Challenge #20 - Christmas

That's all for now! :)  Have a great weekend!

Stamps: TAWS Petal Pushers, Fa-La-La
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores
Paper: PTI White
Other: PTI Pure Poppy Satin Ribbon

Our Elf has arrived!!

My boys are so excited!  Our elf, Willie, has finally arrived from the North Pole!  In past years, he has arrived on our doorstep wrapped in brown paper... I guess with the rising cost of postage, Santa decided to take a cheaper route this year.  Willie arrived via parachute!

I suspect that Mrs. Claus made Willie's parachute like this. *wink*

To ensure he arrived at the correct location, this tag was tied to him...

Wonder what other kind of trouble Willie will get into during his stay?!  Stay tuned...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Alley Way Stamps December 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, November 30th 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 November 29th by 9:30 PM TAWS time to leave comments.

You should have come here by way of Arielle!
Today, my card uses two of the new sets - Petal Pushers and Doodle Frames.

Next stop on the Hop..Danielle!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #125

Wowzers.  I am SO honored to have been chosen as Top Mouse for the second week in a row.  It is so exciting to see my card featured again.  Of course, I had to play along this week too, and this time, I decided to ink up a set that I had not played with yet, L'il Buddies.

Here is WMSC #125:

And here is my card:

Hope you like it! :)

Stamps: WMS L'il Buddies
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream, MME Gertie 6x6 paper pad
Dies: PTI Limitless Layers 2.5" Circles, Pinked Edge, Double Ended Banner
Other: Copic Markers, Popdots, Berry Sorbet Button, Rustic Jute Twine

Spread the Love...Notes {Clear and Simple Stamps}

Hello there!  Happy Wednesday!  I have a mini card set to share with you today!  The UPS man recently delivered my Perfect Harvest Fillers stamp set and I had to ink it up right away! :)  I also used Alpha Duo, Perfect Harvest and the Mini Fruit dies and this set of 6 mini cards is packaged in the Party Favors 6 die (there are endless uses for this little bugger!)  Get ready for a ton of pictures... LOL!

And a group shot:
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How fun for Valentine's Day or for no reason at all...  :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: CSS Perfect Harvest, Perfect Harvest Fillers, Alpha Duo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Various colors of PTI Cardstock and Pattern Paper Packs
Dies:  CSS Owl Builder (heart), Party Favors 6, PTI Pinked Edge Border
Other: Copic Markers, Pop dots, Gingham Ribbon

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

December Sneak Peek #2 {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hello there!  Today I get to share a sneak peek of a new December release from The Alley Way Stamps called Love Knots. It will be available 12/1 in the TAWS Store.  It is a full size background stamp which makes for endless possibilities.  For my card today, I inked up  just a portion of the stamp to create a fun focal point.

Please be sure to hop on over to the TAWS blog and leave a comment (plus a bonus entry if you follow us on Facebook!) for your chance to win this super fun stamp! :)

I am going to enter this in the Paper Players Sketch Challenge # 123

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

Time again for the Papertrey Ink blog hop!  This month, we were challenged to use a cover art illustration as inspiration.  We could choose our own book, or choose from a selection that Nichole provided.  I chose to use the bottom center image here as my inspiration:

I had to resist the urge to add more to this card.  It is pretty CAS which is not usually my style, but the inspiration photo is clean and graphic.  I used the In the Meadow (snowdrifts) dies, along with several colors of cardstock to create the waves and the butterflies are the Signature Series Butterfly and Butterfly Dreams Butterfly dies.

Looking forward to hopping around and taking in the inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Tremendous Treats Birthday
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White, Soft Stone, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria, Aqua Mist Pattern Pack
Dies: Double Ended Banner, In the Meadow (snowdrifts), Signature Series Butterfly, Butterfly Dreams Butterfly

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I Love Ewe {The Alley Way Stamps}

Can you believe it is the day before Thanksgiving!?  Where has the time gone!?  Today I have a card to share with you using a few sets from The Alley Way Stamps - Framed, ei-ei-o and Trees Company.  I love mixing and matching sets and TAWS are perfect for that!

I will be entering this in the Forever Friends Challenge #49 - Ribbon or Twine.

I hope you all have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!  Enjoy spending time with your loved ones and remembering all you have to be thankful for...  Thank YOU for stopping by my blog and for your wonderful comments.  They mean so very much! :)

Stamps: TAWS Framed, ei-ei-o, Trees Comany
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Broken China
Paper: PTI White, Summer Sunrise and Raspberry Fizz Pattern Packs, Echo Park Hello Summer PP
Other: Copic Markers, Twinery Twine, Fiskars Grass Punch

Monday, November 19, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #124

Hey there!  I am so honored to have been chosen as Top Mouse for last week's challenge!  Thank you WMS!  I am loving this week's sketch too, and couldn't resist another chance to ink up the Half Pint Heroes!  This time, I chose to work with the adorable submarine to make and under sea scene.

Here is the WMSC #124

And here is my card:

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Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Stamps: WMS Half Pint Heroes
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse, Simply Chartreuse Pattern Pack
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner, Limitless Layers Ovals (Large)
Other: Copic Markers, PTI Dark Chocolate Bakers Twine, Popdots

Sunday, November 18, 2012

For My Little Monsters - Retro Sketches #38 {Clear & Simple Stamps}

Hello there!  Happy Sunday!  I had a super creative day yesterday and got a ton of cards made so this week will be a full one on my blog! :)  Today, I have a pair of cards to share with you using the new Retro Sketch and some new goodies that I hadn't inked up yet from Clear and Simple Stamps!

Using this sketch from Retro Sketches - #38, and the CSS Taglines: Uglies stamp set I came up with a set of cards... I have two little monsters, one whose favorite color is green, and one whose favorite color is blue... that determined the color schemes for my cards... I will give these to the boys, probably with a little treat, when they get their report cards in a few weeks :)

First up is a green and orange combo for my little monster, Logan:

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And here is a blue and red combo for my little monster, Joshua:

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And here are both together:

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I LOVE this stamp set!  These little guys are so ugly they're cute!  :)

Stamps: CSS Taglines: Uglies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo, Limeaid Ice, Hawaiian Shores
Paper: PTI White, Limeaid Ice, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, New Leaf and Enchanted Evening Pattern Packs
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner
Other: Copic Markers, Googly Eyes, Popdots

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse November Blog Party

So excited to be participating in my very first Waltzingmouse Blog Party!  The theme this month is Gratitude.  I have been very blessed in life, and I am so thankful for so many things, but apart from my family, I am most thankful for my friends... they ARE my family too!  I used the Earth Angel set to make a card for a dear friend, just to let her know just now much I love and appreciate her.

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Off to hop!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: WMS Earth Angel
Paper: PTI Kraft, Rustic Cream, MME Gertie Paper Pad
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI  Sweet Blush,Tea Dye Duo
Dies: PTI Wine Bottle Tag, Pinked Edge Border
Other: PTI Berry Sorbet Satin Ribbon and Button, Rustic Jute Twine, Copic Markers

Clear & Simple Stamps APP Peek!

Hey there!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start! :)  Today, I have a project featured on the Clear and Simple Stamps App!  Click the picture below to download the app and see the whole thing!

I will be back again this afternoon with another project to share with you! :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #123

Happy Wednesday!  I am so excited to be able to play along with the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!  Thanks to a wonderful, generous, stamping friend, I have my very first WMS sets to play with!  

I just LOVE this sketch!  I will be using it again and again... totally my style!  I can't tell you how long I have been eyeing Half Pint Heroes and I am thrilled to have it in my collection.  Of course, I had to ink it up immediately.  Here is my take on the sketch:

Stamps: WMS Half Pint Heroes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo, Tim Hotlz Faded Jeans, Broken China
Paper: PTI White, Enchanted Evening Pattern Pack, Creative Imaginations Gingham Pad
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner, Sweet & Sassy Scallop Border
Other: Copic Markers, Popdots, PTI Pure Poppy Bakers Twine and Button, Ink Blending Tool

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Jolly Old St. Nicholas {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hey there!  Today I have another holiday card to share with you using the adorable St. Nicholas image from the new set, Jolly Holiday from The Alley Way Stamps.  I love the whimsical, yet primitive feel of this guy!  I figured more muted colors would suit him perfectly and go with the more nostalgic feel of this card. :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: TAWS Jolly Holiday
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Scarlet Jewel, Fine Linen,Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Fine Linen, Scarlet Jewel, Simply Chartreuse Pattern Pack
Dies: PTI Limitless Layers Squares
Other: PTI Scarlet Jewel Twill Ribbon, Popdots, Copic Markers

Monday, November 12, 2012

Double Take Tuesday Challenge {The Greeting Farm}

*** If you are looking for my post with The Alley Way Stamps, please scroll down!***  :)

So I just got my first Greeting Farm Stamps, and oh my goodness, they are CUTE!  Of course, I had to ink them up right away and play along with the newest Double Take Tuesday Challenge.

This week's challenge is Red, Aqua and White.

I used the adorable Latte Anya image along with a sentiment from the Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler.  The little bitty heart image is from Clear and Simple Stamps Taglines: Critters.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: TGF Latte Anya, PS Sentiment Sampler, CSS Taglines: Critters
Paper: PTI White, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo, PTI Pure Poppy
Dies: PTI Limitless Layers Ovals, Pinked Edge Border die
Other: PTI Pure Poppy Buttons, Hawaiian Shores Satin Ribbon, Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Popdots

A Baby Boy Card {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hello there!  Happy Monday!  Today I have a card to share with you using a new set from The Alley Way Stamps called Background Check.  It is available now in the TAWS Shop. It has a bunch of fun background building images including a fun wave image.  It works perfectly with the adorable little boat from Kid n Caboodle.  With the addition of a custom built sentiment using Alphabet Soup, a baby boy card is born *wink*

I will be entering this in the Clean&Simple Sketch Challenge #216.

Have a great day!

Stamps: TAWS Background Check, Kid n Caboodle, Alphabet Soup
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Enchanted Evening, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI White, Enchanted Evening Pattern Pack, Blue/Green Bead paper pack
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner
Other: PTI Enchanted Evening Satin Ribbon & Button, Copic Markers, Popdots

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge #15

Whoooo these weeks are just flying by!  How is it the second week in November?!  Time for another Be Inspired Challenge with the Alley Way Stamps!  Here is the fun inspiration photo for this challenge... just in time for Turkey Day!!

And here is the card that I made using the above as inspiration... I used the small polaroid image and "Framed" sentiment from Framed, the adorable turkey from It's Fall About You and the "Gobble" sentiment from Cover Ups.

Now it's your turn to BE Inspired!!!


1) You MUST use an image from The Alley Way Stamps (you can find freebies here!) Projects will non-TAWS images will be deleted.

2) You must mention this challenge and link to it in your blog post. If you link from a gallery, please paste the challenge addy into the description of your pic.

3) - The challenge linky closes on Nov 22nd at Noon, TAWS time (Mtn)!!!


 We have to have prizes for all the effort put into it right?
The Top Pick will be hand picked by me.. will receive 1 free stamp sets of their choice, and a badge to proudly display on their blog. 
One Random winner will receive 1 free stamp set of their choice, and a winners badge to proudly display on their blog..
We'd love you to upload your projects to our Creation BLVD. Flicker group for your chance to be spotlighted on the TAWS blog or our Facebook page where each month someone is randomly drawn for a stamp set of their choice! We can't wait to see how you are inspired.. :)