Friday, January 31, 2014

TAWS Blog Hop!!!

*This is my second post for the day, please check out my first post here (or scroll down) to see my post for the Cuttin' and Stampin' Blog Hop!

Yay! Welcome to the Alley Way Stamps Blog Hop showing all of the fabulous new stamps being released for February!  These stamps are so much fun, they just make me happy to look at!  Today I am sharing a Valentine's Day Banner I made using the Speak Easy Stamp Set...

*I am also entering this into the SSS Challenge: Anything Goes with Twine or String

Aren't these sentiments just the best?!  I love the full set!    Now for the giveaway details, woo hoo:

Are you ready for your chance to win ALL 3 NEW SETS?!?
YEP!! So if you want to be that person, 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 the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Post about it on facebook or your blog 4-Like us on Facebook 5-Follow us on YouTube 6-Follow us on Pinterest

(leave a separate comment for each that you do)

You have until Tonight at 9:00PM TAWS time to leave them!

Make sure you have started at the beginning of the hop on the TAWS blog, and from here you should be going to the amazingly talented N@Ali, just click her picture below and be whisked away for more inspiration! 
Here is the blog hop line up:


Happy Hopping!

Cuttin' and Stampin' DT Blog Hop

Can you believe Cuttin' and Stmpin" Challenge Blog has been going for over a year now? It has gone by so fast and we have had so much fun creating and sharing projects with you. Starting the first of the year we decided to make a few changes. These changes include bringing you different types of projects, and to do that we needed increase the number of members on the team. We also decided to split the team in to two.

Today we are introducing the GreenTeam. And since I am on the green team I am so excited to share my layout with you...

Be sure to stop by each of them and welcome them to our 2014 Design Team. We will have a drawing for each day of the hop. Just leave a comment below and at each stop along the way. We will announce blog winners on Friday along with our regular weekly winners.

Your next stop on the hop is the awesomely talented Jamie! 

Michelle Kosciolek
Lisa - That's me! yay!

I have also based this layout on the scraptastic club color challenge. I have used the December Just Breathe Add on kit to make this layout! yay!  I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes  With Twine or StringChallenge

Thanks for visiting me today and don't forget to hop along!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sneak Peek for TAWS... Getting my Corny On...

Hello and yay it's sneak peek time at The Alley Way Stamps, woo hoo!!!  Make sure you click over on the blog to see some more sneaks of the new set Veggin Out, not to mention you have a chance to win this set for yourself! Double awesome!!!

Hehehehe!  This card just cracks me up... love when I can do that to myself! I am also entering this into the following challenges:
2Creative Chicks: Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Let's Have a Laugh Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by and for those who leave me comments, they mean so very very much!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Girly Girl Layout

Hi!  I'm just popping in to share this totally girly and fun layout that I had recently made for the Lily Bee Designs  DT call, but now I'm able to share it on here with all of you!  I am also entering this into the Paper Issues: You Are My Type Challenge, because I think family love counts!

I used the Lily Bee We R Family Collection and the note cards that come in this collection are just the best!  I love them!  Hope you have a fabulous rest of your day and thank you so very much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lace and Hearts Challenge

It's time for the Tuesday weekly challenge at! woot woot!  Remember you are playing for a $20 shopping spree to their store, so you are going to want to make sure you can squeeze our challenge in this week!  The challenge theme is hearts and lace, and here is what I have created:

Supplies Used:

I can not wait to see what you will create for this challenge! Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 27, 2014

One Little Word Layout... a first for me

Happy Monday!!!  I know I might be a bit behind in the times, but I have a one little word layout to share with you all today...  I wasn't sure that I would make a layout or anything about my one little word for this year, because to be honest I'd never really come up with a word before, and to share my word seemed scary.  But when I saw the challenge #23 at S.W.A.T being One Little Word 2014, and there were so many other ladies sharing their words I put my big girl scrap pants on and got to work...

I also based this layout on the Creative Scrappers Sketch #260, and I was pretty free with the sketch itself...

I am also entering this into the Challenge Yourself: One Little Word Challenge 
and in the Memory Nest Crafty Creations Link up

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Glitz Design, Simple Stories, Fancy Pants, Studio Calico
Letter Stickers: Glitz and American Crafts
Tag: Fancy Pants
Pen: Creative Memories

This is the most journaling I've ever done on a layout, and it took a lot of convincing myself to just go for it.  For one I can't stand my handwriting, so I try to keep it to a minimum, but it was only fitting that a layout about me would have a ton of writing... and told tell myself I told you this, but I like it!

Well that does it for me this morning!  I hope you have a fabulous start to your week!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Christmas Layout without the Christmas Paper

Happy Friday!  Ugh, I'm seriously beginning to wonder if I'm ever going to be able to come down the steps in the morning and not shiver from this unending cold blast again!  Anywho, I know Christmas is long over, but you might still being seeing a few layouts on my blog... what can I say, sometimes I'm a photo jumper hehehehe!  So today I wanted to share this layout I had made using the Fancy Pants Happy Go Lucky Collection... a completely non-Christmas themed line, that surprisingly keeps my page still looking very traditional!

I also made this layout based on one of the My Scrap Friends Tic - Tac- Toe Challenge - I used corrugated cardboard, mist, and arrows (my arrow is created out of enamel dots in the top left corner, tricky tricky eh?).  Well I hope you have a very wonderful weekend and fingers crossed we get out of the negatives soon!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Owl always be here for you...

When I saw there was a new challenge posted at Clearly Besotted it was a no brainer that I had to play along... and I also wanted to challenge myself by experimenting with some water colors (ink drops watered down) and stamps, so viola....

I really like the results... I started by placing drops of ink on a clear stamp block.  I spritzed them with lots of water.  I also spritzed my watercolor paper first and then took the inks to the paper via paintbrush.  Next I stamped the heart image into each different "watercolor" and stamped them directly onto the paper.  I wasn't sure how this would turn out, but it worked out well!  *Tip - I stamped the image off once or twice each time before stamping onto my paper.  For the smaller label die I simply dripped ink, spritzed them and layed the label die right onto it, then let it dry.

I have also based this card on the CAS(E) Sketch Challenge #60, CAS on Sunday: Lovey Dovey, and the Hiding in My Craft Room Clean and Simple Challenge.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and leave some love, it always makes my day!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

You've Got Smarts TAWS!

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  Woo hoo!  I am up on the TAWS blog sharing a new card that I've made with the Bitty Borders Alley Way Stamp Set, some gelatos, sequins and stickers...

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Make It Monday: anything Goes
HIMCR Challenge: Clean and simple

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you back soon!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes

We all love a good Anything Goes Challenge, and that is just what we are giving you as this weeks challenge at!!!  Yay!!!  You can enter using anything you want, and making anything you want... seriously, it doesn't get any easier than that folks!  I can't wait to see what you will create for this challenge, here is my take...

(ooohhhhh shiny stuff, yay!)

Supplies Used:

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Embossing  (this Gold embossing powder is my favorite embossing powder right now, I'm telling you you MUST get your hands on some of this! click my link above).

Now really there is no reason for you to not enter this week, so I want to see all of your creations added in!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Floral Dimension - TAWS

Happy Monday!  It sure was another snowy and chilly weekend here in Ohio, but I think this winter is making up for the last one.  Anywho, I'm popping in to share this lovely little card I've made for The Alley Way Stamps Blog!  I've used the new stamp set Flower Doodles, and I had lots of fun taking my scissors to the image and making it my own...

I am also entering this into the following challenge:
Hiding in My Craft Room: Clean and Simple

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic rest of the day!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge! yay!!!

Today we are sharing a new Be Inspired Challenge for the Alley Way Stamps!  This photo is gorgeous:

I am such a sucker for floral stamps, and I love the whimsical design of the flowers on The Alley Way Stamps Flower Doodles Set and the Bitty Borders Set...

Make sure you take time to visit what the other DT girls have created today on the BIC Challenge Blog, and don't forget there is a BIG celebration going on at the TAWS Blog too!  Prizes to win and a 25% discount off your total purchase for the month of January as a way to celebrate TAWS turing 3!  Just use TAWSbirthday3 code.

I am also entering this into the following:
DL Art Thursday Linky Party
The Memory Nest Crafty Creations #9

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

On Your Special Day... WPlus9 Mood Board

I haven't done much just crafting for me lately, so when my new goodies from JoAnn's arrived today and then I saw the WPlus9 Mood Board on Facebook it was like a sign... or I could just be seeing what I want hehehehe!  Let's go with the first one though, shall we?  Here is my little beauty...

The mood board that inspired me:

Now I have to say at first I wasn't sure how all of the colors I had put together would work, but I LOVE it!  I based my card from the gold and silver seen through out the photo and instead of using them in a chevron pattern I added them as stripes.  Then if you see the circle banner towards the bottom with some yellow, that was my inspiration for the circle shaker frame.  Add some pretty sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and some WPlus9 Stamps... boom!  (side note some of my new goodies included two of the memento luxe inks... and lets just say I want them all now, they are ah-mazing!)

Thanks so much for checking me and my little blog out today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

To a Fungi... haha! And a New Winner!

* This is my second post for the day, make sure you check out the Technique Challenge in my first post of the day!

Since I never heard from my first winner for the TAWS celebration I had to choose another winner.... with that being said my new winner is Janis:
Blogger Janis said...
Love your polka-dot dragon! Such a cute card!!!

Arrrrr.....what is a lovely like you doing with a pirate set? Come with me, lass, and I'll show you the world! :) Thanks for the chance to win. The pirate set is adorable!!!
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Congratulations Janis!  Shoot me an email asap with your snail mail so I can pass the information on for you to get your prize! yay!!!

Happy Hump Day lovely readers!  Today I am up on the TAWS blog sharing this fun Birthday Card that I made using the Once Upon a Time, Enchanted, and Jibber Jabber Stamp Sets...

Speaking of Birthdays.... don't forget that we are celebrating TAWS' 3rd Birthday!!!  YAY!!!  This means chances to win prizes and a 25% discount off of your total purchase!!! Just use code: TAWSbirthday3 at checkout

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #9 a The Memory Nest
Holiday/Celebrations at Pile it On

Happy Crafting!
Lisa Monthly Technique Challenge

It's hump dayyyyyy!!!  Woo hoo!!! And because it is the 15th of the month it is also Technique Challenge time at this month the challenge is Kissing Technique.  I love this technique because it is quick, simple and gives new life to your stamps!  Here is my take on the challenge:

Supplies Used:

In my card I have kissed the dress stamp with a script stamp going vertically. (This can me seen in the darker pinks on the dress)

How to do the Kissing Technique:
It works best when one of the stamps you are using is full stamp (sihouettes work great for this), and then you can use any other type of stamp you wish.  It's helpful if the full stamp is smaller than the other stamp you are going to "kiss" it with, but is not neccessary.  You then ink up both stamps in different ink colors, bring them together (kiss them together), and then stamp the full image stamp onto your paper.
I hope to see you play along with this challenge!  Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes - Winter Blues with

It's Tuesday... which means.... Challenge day!!! yay!!!  This weeks challenge is Winter Blues, and remember you always have a chance to win a $20 shopping spree to the store! Double yay!  Here is my take on the Winter Blues Challenge:

(I know, I know, it looks more greenish in my photo, but I promise it's blue hehehe! )

Supplies Used:

I am also linking this up at the Simon Says Stamp: Ice Inspiration Challenge
and to Craft Your Passion: Cool Colors Challenge

Make sure you link up with us for your chance to win!  Any products are accepted, but you earn a double entry if you use images or dies! Happy Crafting!