Friday, February 28, 2014

TAWS Blog Hop... You are going to LOVE it... for reals...

Hello, hello, hello!!! I LOVE this month's release so much!!!!  I just know you all are going to love it too... make sure you have started this hop at the TAWS blog and that you leave comments along your way for a chance to win all of the new sets!  Here is my card for today's hop...


I have used the new Birds of a Feather set (See the set below, eeekkk!!!) to make this funny little card... aren't the images just the most fun, and these aren't even the half of it!  Here are more details about the blog hop and how you can win all of the new sets:  

And one more thing to make you smile... my friend Christine Drogt shared this cute video that is totally my card...

Are you ready for your chance to win ALL 3 NEW SETS?!? 

If YOU want to be that lucky person, all you have to do is comment on the hop! 

You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Here are ways you can 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!

This fun mini set, Small Talk, is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of March (starting March 1)!!! Nothing to do but shop.. this little guy will be added to your package!

BE Inspired #49 will go live March 1!

Now, time to get hopping!!!


As you can see your next stop is the amazing N@ Ali, and if you are just finding your way here make sure you start from the top!  Best of luck, and have fun drooling over these new amazing sets!


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Treat Yourself...

I'm playing along this week with several challenges... Verve: Perk Up! and Addicted to CAS: Coffee Challenges.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Verve
Ink: Memento
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Stencil: SC
Clear embossing paste
Heidi Swapp Shine in gold
Twine: Darcie ( be on the look out in the next month where I will be featuring more of this metaillic twine as a Designer Post for Factory Direct Craft)

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me today and have an amazing rest of the week!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps sneak peek... yay!!!

I am so excited to be sharing my sneak peek of the new TAWS set Spotted... I LOVE this set!  This set is so versatile and unique to anything out there, you are going to need this set in your arsenal!  With that said here is my sneak peek...

See?!  I told you this set was fun!  I also used the new freebie set with the new release, when you spend $40 in the store for my sentiment.  Now you need to see some more sneak peeks of what is on this set by the other DT girls, so go check them out on the TAWS Blog now!

Challenges I am entering this into are:
Make My Monday: All Grown UP Challenge
A Musing Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PTI Blog Hop Day! yay! And more challenges!

Hi! This is my second post today, would LOVE it if you could take the time to see my first post using my favorite colors for the newly posted Challenge, plus learn how you can have a chance at winning a $20 shopping spree!

With that said I am here to share my card for this month's PTI Monthly Blog Hop...

The minute I saw the feather set from PTI I knew it had to be mine... and it was so perfect for this challenge too!  I embossed the feather in white, then I double embossed the dots in gold.  To finish it off I used my new PTI Inks to watercolor with.  Add a gold sentiment and trim, viola!

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
CAS-ology - Paint
Make It Monday: Watercoloring

Thanks for taking the time to visit me and Happy Crafting!

Fav. Color(s) Challenge at

I LOVE favorite challenges... simply because I get to use MY FAVORITES! duh! hehehehe :)  At  we are challenging you to use your favorite color(s), and since my favorites colors together are blue and white this is what I have created:

Supplies Used:

I am also entering this into the MarkerPOP Anything Goes Challenge

Can't wait to see what you will be creating for the challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Corn Flower

literally.... this is a corn flower... hehehehehe!  I am up on the TAWS blog today sharing a flower that I made out of the corn image in the Veggin' Out stamp set...

Stamp Sets Used:


I am also entering this into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Trendy WPlus9 Take #2

So I'm back with take #2 for the WPlus9 Trendy Challenge! woo hoo!

( I hope you can see some of the shimmer on these lovely roses!)

Stamps: WPlus9
Spray Mist: Studio Calico
Ink: PTI and Shades Ink Spots
String and Gold Thread

Thank you for stopping by for a second time today and I wish you a wonderful weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 21, 2014

PTI Make It Monday Challenge

Happy Friday!!!  I was very intrigued by this weeks PTI Make It Monday Challenge:Layering Die and Pigment Inks, something simple and one of those why didn't I think of that techniques!  So glad for these videos!  Here is my take on the challenge:

Supplies Used:
Stamps and Ink: PTI
Twine: The Twinery

I did find that certain colors did not show the pattern underneath as well as others.  As you can see the green and the dark purple worked great.  The other two need to be seen in person and up close, but I really love this technique and can't wait to play around with it on more projects!  Thanks for taking the time to visit!
Happy Crafting and Weekend!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

All You Need is Love...And a Winner

... you know you are singing it! :)  I am happy to share this layout I made the other night with some of my newer MME goodies!  I LOVE buying a few 12 x 12 sheets of a line and then the 6 x 6 paper packs for many reasons... 1. the expense, 2. 6 x 6's are easy to cut up, line up and mix and match.  With that said here is my layout:

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper,Stickers, Brads: MME;  Thickers: American Crafts, Dies: PTI (you sentiment) and Lawn Fawn (smaller hearts), Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas, Gold Thread.

I am so excited about this layout because I tried something new for the first time ever... I hand stitched that heart! AND I LOVE IT!!!!  So glad that I went for the idea I had in my head!

I based this layout on several challenges as well:
MME : All You Need Is Love
SWAT Drill #26: All You Need Is Love
Stuck on U Sketches: Die cut challenge Something Sweet
Paper Issues: Color By Numbers
Hip Kits February Challenge

Oh and I have my winner to announce from my Birthday Giveaway:
My hubby picked lucky #7, which is......

Mary-Anne V said...
Hope you had a wonderful birthday Lisa! One of my past bday wishes was to have a very relaxing birthday (that means no cooking!). Very cute Valentine the scattering of sequins and bling.
 Thanks so much for all of the sweet wishes and for those who've stopped by to see my layout today!  Mary Anne please shoot me an email with your address so I can get your package out in the mail to you!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Let's Ketchup TAWS

Happy to be sharing this fun little card that I am also sharing on the TAWS blog today...

This card just makes me happy!  The one thing that the photo didn't show was the score lines above and below the images and sentiment.  For this fun card I've used the following stamps:

I also used the Face It mini set that comes free this month with any $40 purchase! yay!

And I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Arboretum Layout for Cuttin' and Stampin'

*This is my second post for the day, make sure you scroll down to see my challenge post

So happy you are stopping by to see my take on the new Cuttin' and Stampin' challenge: Hello Spring!  We had the wonderful Front Porch Line and the Green Thumb Paper Smooches Stamps to work with, and def. had me thinking of Spring even if the snow on my front lawn is staring at me hehehehehe!  (PS- you can get all of these things at the Cuttin and Stampin Store, yay!)

Here is my take on the challenge:

Now start getting crafty and join in our Spring challenge for a chance to win a prize! yay!
Happy Crafting!

Anything Goes with

Eeeekkk!!! I'm so excited to share my card for today's Anything Goes Challenge at  My new Tim Holtz markers arrived and I was so excited to play with them, that I dug out my images and made this little beauty:

Supplies Used:

So thrilled with how this turned out and now I can't wait to see what you are going to make for this challenge... there is no reason for you to not link up because it is anything goes and you can use anything... literally a n y t h i n g!

*I am also entering this into the SImon Says Stamp: Get Krafty Challenge
and into the My Craft Spot: Puns Challenge

Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Together Forever... TAWS style!

Ok so I know I might seem a bit behind with this card... but really shouldn't we celebrate the ones we love any day we want and not just on holidays? boo ya!  So I am up on the TAWS blog with this lovely little love card...

I used some fun sets to make this card including:

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Just for fun Challenge: Love is In the Air
The Cupboard Trilogy: LOVE

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!