Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Alley Way Stamps February Release 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, February 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..
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 January 31st by 9:30 PM TAWS time to leave comments.
You should have come here by way of Arielle!

My card today uses my favorite set of the new release. Spring has Sprung!  I just love this adorable floppy bunny!  He is big enough to take center stage on a card and he looks so cute paper pieced or colored in.

Isn't he just the cutest?  Be sure to leave a comment and hop along to see the rest of the design team creations, with this, and the other 2 sets being released at midnight tonight!

Thanks for stopping by!! :) Next stop on the hop is Jessica!

Stamps: TAWS Spring has Sprung
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI White, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice Pattern Pack, Echo Park Hello Summer 6x6 pad
Dies: Clear and Simple Cloud Combo, Fiskars Grass Punch
Other: Twinery Twine, Copic Markers, Popdots

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Love Notes {Clear & Simple Stamps}

Today is group post day with Clear and Simple Stamps, and we are sharing love notes with you!  I used the chevron image from the Airmail stamp set along with Perfect Harvest and Perfect Harvest fillers to create a fruity themed set of love notes!

I love you berry much:

We make the perfect pear:

You're the apple of my eye:

My main squeeze:

Be sure to check out these ladies for more love note inspiration using Collection 6 goodies:

Thanks for stopping by!! :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Alley Way Stamps February Sneak Peek #1

Hey there!  Happy Monday!  Today is day #1 of sneak peeks for The Alley Way Stamps February release. Today, we are showcasing a new set called Tiny Treasures.  I used the cute onesie stamp and a sentiment along with the Framed stamp set to make a cute baby girl card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day! :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tiny Tooth Fairy Goodies - Collection 6 {Clear and Simple Stamps}

It's the last Saturday in January, and that means today brings another installment of the Collection 6 release from Clear and Simple Stamps.  These products and a few others are available now in the CSS Store, here. For my project, I used the new Doily stamp, and Tiny Note and Envie dies to make a little Tooth Fairy gift.  

I diecut felt using the largest square in the Shapes: Squares combo.  I cut 2, one for the front of my tooth fairy pillow and one for the back.  I stamped the doily image on one square using Paint the Town Pink ink.  A small heart was also cut from felt using the Shapes: Hearts combo.  

For the tooth pocket on the back of the pillow, I die cut the Tiny Envie die from the same felt and sewed it on by hand.  Two tiny buttons allow for the pillow to close using a long piece of thread and a figure-8 closure (like an office envelope).  I blanket stitched the front of the pillow to the back and stuffed with poly-fill. 

For the set of tiny tooth fairy notes, I used the Tiny Note and Envie dies again, and decorated them with the Doily, Airmail, and the hearts from Cart Pals: Occasions.  

Everything is packaged in a clear flat bottom bag.  The bag topper is the inner portion of the new Tri-fold 2 die.  The gift tag is the small Tags 1 die, and the sentiment is from Cart Pals: Occasions.

I hope you enjoyed my project today!  Be sure to check out these ladies for more Collection 6 inspiration!  Have  a great day! :)

Stamps: CSS Doily, Cart Pals: Occasions, Airmail
Paper: Creme de la Creme, My Style Blueprint, Paint the Town Pink, A Blanc Check
Ink: Paint the Town Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Squares Combo, Hearts Combo, Tiny Note and Envie, Tags 1, Tri-fold 2
Other: Button Mix, Felt, Pink/White Twine

Friday, January 25, 2013

Be Inspired Challenge #20 {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hey there!  Today I have a little valentine mini card to share with you using the color scheme from the current  Be Inspired Challenge.  For this card, I used Kid N Caboodle

You can see all the details about the challenge on the TAWS blog here.

I will be entering this in the C.R.A.F.T Challenge #191 - Valentine/Love

Hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #2

** If you are looking for my post with Clear and Simple Stamps, please scroll down **

It's time for our second Pinspired Challenge!  Be sure to check out the blog to see who was chosen as the winner for Challenge #1!  Today, our challenge is sponsored by Neat and Tangled Stamps! This challenge will run from today through January 31st. 

Danielle was sweet enough to send us some stamps to play with (thank you Danielle!)  I received the Fresh Blooms stamp set and here is my card based on the above inspiration photo.  I chose to use the cool icy colors for my card.

Stamps: Neat and Tangled Fresh Blooms
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog
Paper: PTI Gridlines, Blueberry Sky, Soft Stone Pattern Pack
Other: PTI Limitless Layers Squares dies, Copic Markers, Popdots

Fun with Favors {Clear and Simple Stamps}

Hey there!  Happy Tuesday!  Today is Group Project day with Clear and Simple Stamps and this challenge was to make a fun party favor using Collection 6 goodies.  I used the new Party Favor 7 treat box and Medallions 2 for my project, along with The Ragdoll: Shop and Cart Pals: Baby sets.

I diecut the Favor 7 box from  VIP Purple cardstock, and using the circle image from Medallions 2, I stamped a fun polka dot pattern (sorry that it is hard to see in the picture).  Using the Ragdoll: Stand stamp set and matching dies, I created a fun little Candy Shoppe for the front of my box.

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Inside the box, there are quite a few pixie sticks!  This little box holds a ton of them, and they are a perfect fit.  With the way I tied the ribbon on the box, it was easier to slide the ribbon off of the bottom of the box that way the pretty box stays intact :)

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There are so many possibilities with this box!  I can't wait to see what else fits!! :)

Be sure to check out these ladies for more Party Favor and Collection 6 inspiration! 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Airmail - Collection 6 {Clear & Simple Stamps}

Good Saturday Morning to you!  Today, I am back with the third installment of Collection 6 goodies from Clear and Simple Stamps!  Four new products are available now in the CSS Store.  This group of projects are so much fun to work with!  My project today showcases the new Airmail stamp set and coordinating Notebook Edge die.  

For the tag, I started with a 2.5" x 3.5" piece of white cardstock.  I used the notebook page lines from the Airmail stamp set and the Notebook Edge die to create a notebook page.  Using the Alpha Duo stamp set, I   stamped the words "Paper Plane Kit" and colored in with copics.  Then I stamped the "postage paid" strip and the postal stripes.  Then I stamped the "Airmail/Fragile" stamp on a hand cut banner.  The tiny heart is cut from Dare to be a Diva Red cardstock from the Build-a-Critter Owl/Kitty die set.

To create the contents of the kit, I cut pieces of plain typing paper to a size of 3.5" x 5.5" and stamped each piece with different patterns from the Airmail stamp set, being sure to stamp the same pattern on both sides so that when the paper is folded, you see the pattern on all folds. (Tip: be sure to use lightweight paper so that it folds easily and isn't too heave to fly!)

Once I had everything stamped, I packaged it up in a medium glassine bag and tied with Red/White/Blue Twine.  Using a tiny clothespin, swiped over my ink pad to make it red, I attached the little tag.  Of course, I had to make my own plane... (thank heavens for Google and little boys who can give me paper airplane making tips!)  Not only is it super cute, but it really flies too! *wink*

Be sure to visit these ladies and check out their fun projects using today's newly released Collection 6 products:
Audrey Tokach - *you are here*

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

We Burn Bright Together {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hello there!  Middle of the week already?!  Today I have a card to share using one of the January releases from The Alley Way Stamps.  This little light bulb image and sentiment are from the Lighter than Air set.  Perfect for Valentine's Day! :)

I will be entering this in the Craft Room Challenge - Valentine Challenge.

Stamps: TAWS Lighter than Air
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI White, Raspberry Fizz, Simple Valentine PP
Dies: PTI Limitless Layers Squares
Other: Copic Markers, Twinery Twine, Popdots, Sakura Glitter Pen

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tagged With Love Group Project {Clear and Simple Stamps}

Happy Tuesday to you!  Today is Group Post day with Clear and Simple Stamps!  We are showcasing some of the new Collection 6 goodies with Valentine/Love themed tag sets!  

Along with the new Medallions 2 stamp set (be sure to check out the Medallions 1 companion set too!), I had to break out one of my favorite CSS sets, Taglines: Critters.  You may also spy a few snipets from Designer Lines too.  Each tag is cut from the Tags 1 die.  They are all a bit different but use the same elements to tie them all together.

The Medallion sets are so much fun to color in.  It gives the images a totally different look.  It is a bit time consuming but well worth the effort when you get to the end result.  Here are a few closeup shots to show you better what I mean :)

I had so much fun with these little buggers!  :)  Now that I have shared my project with you, be sure to check out the other DT blogs to see more Valentine Tag and Collection 6 inspiration! :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day! :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Keepin' A Float? {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hello there!  Happy Monday!  Today  I have a fun card using the Sittin' Pretty set from The Alley Way Stamps.  To create this scene, I also used Love Knots and a sentiment from Sea Mates.

I will be entering this into the Card Makin Mama's Anything Goes Challenge. :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day! :)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Clear and Simple Stamps Collection 6 Release and AMAZING NEWS!

Today I get to finally share some super AWESOME news! You may remember that I was asked to guest design for Clear and Simple Stamps during their Collection 5 release back in October.  Well, I am OVER THE MOON EXCITED to tell you that I am joining the gang over at CSS as a full fledged Design Team Member effective RIGHT NOW!  EEEEEEEK!  Can you believe it?  I don't think I have stopped smiling since I accepted the invitation!  Can you tell I am excited!? I am sorry for so many capital letters but I just can't help myself.  I am a happy girl! :)

Now that I have spilled the beans, I have some goodies to share with you!  The Collection 6 release is in full swing, and today, we are sharing part 2 of the release.  Each Saturday in January, more Collection 6 products will be added to the CSS Store, and those products will be showcased on the CSS Blog and the DT Members blogs as well.

My ensemble today features the new Medallions 1 stamp set.  There is a companion set, Medallions 2, as well (I will have a project using that set up soon!).  These sets are filled with beautiful medallion images in various sizes.  Some are solid, and some out outline images, and they work perfectly together which lends to tons of versatility in these sets. 

 For today's project, I used From An Anonymous Source watermarking ink to stamp my medallions and then embossed with white embossing powder.  Using various shades of distress ink and an ink blending tool, I sponged an ombre effect over the medallion image.  The sentiments on each card are from the Cart Pals: Occasions stamp set.

My ensemble:

And closeups of each card... 

Be sure to visit these ladies today to see more of the Medallions sets and other new and exciting products!

You can see all of the already revealed Collection 6 products in the CSS store here.  Be sure to check back next Saturday for even MORE new goodies!  Happy shopping! :)

I also have a project featured on the CSS APP today!  Click the sneak peek below to be taken to the full version!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Be Inspired Challenge #19 {The Alley Way Stamps}

TGIF!  Today we are revisiting our current Be-Inspired Challenge over at The Alley Way Stamps,  You can see more information here.  This  is the fun, whimsical inspiration photo:

I used the color scheme to create this card using the cute penguin from the Jolly Holiday stamp set.  The sentiment is from Petal Pushers.

I hope you will join us for a chance to win!  You can see more examples from the design team on the TAWS blog.

I will be entering this into the Divas by Design - Anything Goes Challenge 

Have a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Love is the the Air {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hello there!  How is it the middle of the week already!?  Time is just flying!!  Today, I have a card to share with you using a new January release from The Alley Way Stamps called Lighter than Air.  It is filled with all kinds of cute love-y themed images and sentiments.  So much versatility in this set! :) 

Be sure to check out the TAWS Blog today for another day of giveaways in honor of TAWS' 1st birthday!   Lots of great goodies to be won!  Go check it out!! :)

I will be entering this in the Craft Room Challenge - Valentine Challenge.

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

Stamps: TAWS Lighter than Air
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI White, Pure Poppy, Simple Valentine PP, Echo Park Hello Summer Paper Pad
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner, CSS Cloud Combo
Other: Buttons, CSS Red/White Twine

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #1

Hello all!  Today is the day we've all been waiting for!  Our first Pinspired Challenge!!  

This week's challenge   has been sponsored by a company near and dear to my heart, The Alley Way Stamps.  

They have generously offered the winner a stamp set of their choice.  You can visit their store here.

Our first inspiration photo is filled with so many great elements that you might drawn inspiration from - the colors, the party theme, the patterns...  I was inspired by all of those things!  Here is the card I created using a few stamp sets from The Alley Way Stamps:

We hope that you will join us and share your projects for a chance to win!  This challenge will run from today, January 8th through January 17th.  You can see all of the other examples from our design team and the rules for entry on the Pinspired Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to spread the word about this great new challenge! :)

Stamps: TAWS The Gang, Jolly Holiday, Party Animal
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria
Paper: PTI White, Hibiscus Burst, Royal Velvet Pattern Pack
Dies: PTI Wine Bottle Tag, Loopy Loop Border Die
Other: Copic Markers, Popdots, Rhinestone

Monday, January 7, 2013

You're Pawfect {The Alley Way Stamps}

Hello there!  Happy Monday!  Today I have a card to share with you using the new Sittin' Pretty stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps.  This set is filled with adorable little kitties and companion images.

Be sure to stop by the TAWS blog today for another day of giveaways in honor of TAWS' 1st Birthday celebration! :)

That's all for now!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a fun post! :)