Friday, October 31, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps Blog Hop Day!!!!

Woo hoo!!!  It's here!!! Time for a new release hop for The Alley Way Stamps, and you are going to want to feast your eyes on all of it... not only because it is amazing, but because you will also have a chance to win ALL of the new stamp sets for yourself!!! YAY!!!!!  Full details on the giveaway can be found on The Alley Way Stamps Blog, so make sure you head there to check it out.

Now onto my share for today's hop...  I am featuring the new Making Holiday's Bright Stamp Set...

I started by taking one of the "ray" images in this set and stamping it repeatedly alternating colors onto a cardstock panel.  Next I trimmed my panel, heat embossed my sentiment onto vellum and adhered to my card base.  Finally I added some gemstones and star embellishments to tie in the glitz on my card base.

I absolutely love all of the various "ray" images on here, and can not wait to use them more this month.  Thank you for stopping by and next you should be visiting the amazing N@Ali's blog by just clicking on her photo.  Make sure to read full details on how you can win all of the new sets for yourself by going to The Alley Way Stamps Blog!

Happy Crafting!

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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sneak Peek Time for The Alley Way Stamps - Giveaway details

Hello!  Today is another sneaky peeky day on The Alley Way Stamps Blog!!! yay!!!!  If you have missed any of the other sneak peeks make sure you scroll down on their blog to see what is coming for tomorrow's blog hop.  Also know that if you stop by their blog today you have the chance to win this new stamp set before you can buy it! :)

This new set is aptly named Par-tea... and it has some super cute tea inspired images on it...

This sweet little card has some fussy cutting, coloring, and die cuts mixed together.  The tea part also has a bit of glossy accents on it for some extra shine.  Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps Blog for more sneaks of this new set and for a chance to win it for yourself!

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

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy Halloween - Spooky Style!

Hello!  Today starts a new challenge at, and we are going Spooky this week!  Perfect for this week being Halloween!

I started this card by embossing the chipboard pieces with various enamel embossing powders.  Next I started creating my scene by masking a circle for my moon, and adding distress ink.  The chipboard pieces were adhered and I went over the house windows with gold glitter glue. I stamped by witch and sentiment over the moon, and finished it all off with some patterned paper and twine.

I am also adding this to the following challenges:
Red Carpet Studio: Haunted Mansion
Without Words: Boo Challenge

I hope to see you join us for this weeks challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree!

Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:

Haunted House Accents A110   Halloween Silhouettes Clear Stamp Set AF4617   Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive       Enamel EP SIAM SILVER  Enamel EP STARRY SKY 
Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT
  Distress Ink Pad CHIPPED SAPPHIRE   Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT

Monday, October 27, 2014

Spooktacular Poppy Sketches

Hello!  Today starts a new challenge at Poppy Sketches, woo hoo!!!  Take a look at this new sketch with a twist of chevrons...

And I have created this fun Halloween card...

Supplies Used:
Cardstock and Glitter Paper:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Monster Mash and Spooktacular)
Various Copics
Black lace

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I had fun stamping, coloring and fussy cutting these little guys out.  I am also entering this into the Lawnscaping Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see what you create!
Happy Crafting!

Ho, Ho, Ho?

With a title like that you know there's bound to be something funny to share... and so I give you this...

hehehe!  He just cracks me up!  This little dino and the presents comes from the mini Lava You Stamp Set that is free this month with any $40 purchase at The Alley Way Stamps.  I have also used the Tag-a-longs stamp set for the Santa hat, the Fa-la-la Stamp Set for part of the snowflackes, and the Gabfest Stamp Set for the sentiment.

To create this card I started by stamping and masking lots of little presents.  Then I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the dino and Santa hat.  Next I stamped the snowflakes and sentiment before going over all of it with distress ink.  Popped the little dino up with foam adhesive, and added a bow!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I am adding this little guy to the Christmas Card Challenges: Anything Goes and into the Allsorts Challenge Blog: Christmas Challenge

Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps Blog to see more inspiration today!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Altenew October Challenge

As you all know I am a super fan of Altenew and their stamps... ah-mazing!  So when I realized they had an October Challenge I had to play along!  Here is my creation...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Altenew ( Persian Motifs, Sentiments & Quotes )
Ink: PTI
Wood Embellishment: MME
Pearls: Recollections

I started this card by stamping my floral images onto a cardstock panel.  I then stamped my sentiment on a thin strip of blue.  Next I inked the butterfly with dark brown ink and adhered it to the sentiment.  Finally I matted my panel, adhered it to the card base, and added pearls.

Here was the inspirational photo:

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mama Elephant and Me Take #3

I'm baaaaaacccckkkk!!!  Not that I was really gone that long, hehehe!  I am excited to share take #3 on the Anything Goes Challenge for Mama Elephant and Me... You might seem a bit puzzled when you see this one as Easter is on no ones registers right now, BUT  this stamp set is so darn cute I could not resist! 

Stamps: Mama Elephant ( Honey Bunny )
Die: Tags by Hero Arts
Distress Ink Markers
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts
Various Copics
Embossing Powder: Siam Silver by
Ribbon: May Arts

He's just so cute, how could he not make you smile? (Even if he is relevant for another 6 or so months... hehehe!!!)

Happy Crafting!