Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ho, Ho, Ho? Sneak Peek with The Alley Way Stamps

Hello!  Today I am popping in to share a sneak peek at one of The Alley Way Stamps soon to be released stamp set called Every Day's A Holiday.  Now this set is a extended set that works perfectly with the soon to be released Penguin's On Parade, but you could use the images on here to dress up other sets as well.  I just love these two sets together, and almost can't stop giggling when I get to play around!  Here is a peek, that just might give you a giggle too...

haha!  See what I mean?  So funny!!!  Anywho, you are going to want to stop by The Alley Way Stamps Blog today to see more sneak peeks of this set.  While the trees and Santa apparel come from the Ever Day's A Holiday Set, I have also used older sets such as Wreathed in Love (snow dots), Gabfest (question mark), Tag-alongs (sentiment), and the soon to be released Penguins on Parade (Penguin).

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Sparkle & Shine

Now hurry over to see more peeks!!!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Star Student

Hello, hello!  I'm popping in today here and on The Alley Way Stamps Blog to share another card I've made to sneak in my little man's lunch box next year.

Once again I went to the Express Yourself Stamp Set to make a fun background that is perfect for a school theme.  This time I chose to mix up the letters and stamp them sparatically in no certain order. After I heat embossed the letters in clear I spritzed the whole watercolor cardstock with water and then dropped in some Magicals pigment powders and spritzed more to let the colors mix.  I then die cut a second panel with various sized stars, and stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set mind you!) before adhering in with foam adhesive.  I then added faux stitching and adhered it to a black mat.  Added a few star sequins and it's done!

I am entering this into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp: Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

Parchment Craft Challenge

Hello!  It is time for a new challenge at, and this time it is a technique challenge called Parchment Crafting.  If you have never done parchment crafting then it really is a fun, cool and unique way to make embellishments or even a full card.  Here is a video I found helpful.  And now onto my card for this challenge:

Tips: Make sure you use a thick vellum when you are creating your project, and that you have a soft mat on one side.
I would love to see you play along, especially if you've never done this technique yourself.  Challenge yourself to try something new!  You might just like it!  All products are welcome and those using a image and or die get a double entry.

Thanks so much and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

Hello!  Today is PTI's Blog Hop Day, yipee!!!  I was able to play along this month with a much older set called Butterfly Kisses... here was our inspiration for the hop...

I was inspired by the colors of the butterflies and the wood background to create this...

I was trying to show the sparkly goodness on this card, but wink of stella is so hard to capture on camera!  Anywho, I hope you can imagine how pretty it is in real life, hehehe!

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Hopping!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Faber-Castel Guest Designer Post

Hello!  Today is super exciting for me because it is my first day as a Guest Designer on Faber Castell Design Memory Crafts Blog!!!! Eeeeekkk!!!!  I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw my name on the list, and now I'm just tickled pink to see some of my work on their blog!  I would be so honored if you had a moment to stop by my post over there and leave me a little message.  Here is a peek at what you will find, but full directions, photos and supply list will be found on their blog.

Thank you so much and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sending a Little Sunshine

Hello!!!  Today I am sending you all a little sunshine with this super happy card that I've created using the new Neener Neener Stamp Set from The Alley Way Stamps.  I must also mention that this set is the free with any $40 purchase this month, so double score!  Now let's check out my card...

Now this card came together quite easily and on a whim for me.  I'm going to use one of Virginia Lu's words and label this card a pot luck card.  This means I had random things laying on my desk from past projects and I mixed them all together to create this card!  Love it!  Since the distressed hill and frame were already done I then chose to diecut two yellow circles for dimension on my sun and stamped the face on top.  When I first laid this down and stamped my sentiment from the More Than Words Set I felt it looked bare, that's when I decided to add a background with stencils and distress ink to keep the colors cohesive.  I then added the arrow at the last minute and loved it! :)  Hope this card has brought you a smile today!

I am entering this into the Papertake Weekly Challenge: Build it Up

Happy Crafting!  And make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps Blog to check out more inspiration!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Layout with New DCWV Stack! Yay!!!

Hello!  Today I am here to share a super fun snow layout using a non winter stack, and it's new to boot!  I LOVE me some DCWV Paper Stacks, and these new ones are awesome!  The stack I have used is called Hello Darlin' and it has a fun mix of pinks, greens, and yellows with gold foil!!! Gold foil is so hot right now, and the weight of the paper in this stack is awesome too!  Let me show you the layout before I keep gushing hehehe...

Everything on this layout was trimmed from the Hello Darlin' Stack except for the obvious sequins, and the part of the title "snow lion" which was die cut out of my 6 x 6 Foil Stack.  To start this layout I trimmed my photos and figured out where I wanted to stick them on my layout.  Then I made some pencil marks and using gesso and a piece of plastic to apply the gesso and make the "snow" look behind my photos.  I then cut strips of various cardstocks and laid them in a sunburst pattern behind the photos.  I then die cut snowflakes and title.  I also fussy cut the Hello.  Ta-da!  This layout just makes me so happy!

Other fun news... have you checked out the new DCWV Inc. Website?  It is still getting some work done, but it looks soooo good!  And you can see some newbie products too!

This layout was based on the My Scraps & More Sketches Challenge #109:

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!