Sunday, August 31, 2014

September The Alley Way Stamps Blog Hop!!!

Hello!  Happy Hop Day!!!  I love new releases and this month's release from The Alley Way Stamps is so darn cute and fun to play with, you're going to love them!!!

This Hop has been millions of years in the making! :)
And you have the chance to win all THREE new sets!

If YOU want to be that lucky winner, 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!

All winners will be announced tomorrow, September 1!

This super duper sweet mini set, Rock Solid, is FREE when you spend $40.00 

or more during the month of September!!! 

It will automatically be added to your order, so shop away!

Now it's time to share my super Clean and Simple Card with you using the Prehistoric Stamp Set... I adore all of the sentiments in this set and they are perfect for mixing and matching with lots of sets!

I stamped the rock images on separate cardstock with the sentiments inside of them.  I then colored and fussy cut them.  I adhered them with foam adhesive and stamped smaller rock images on the sides.  Finally I stamped my sentiment and heart image in red and colored.  For a finishing touch I added one scoreline along the bottom of the card and two up top.

Thanks for visiting and happy Hopping!
PS - I have two personal giveaways going on right now too (including two TAWS stamp sets), so come back when you are done hoping to check them out!


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sneaky Peeky Day #3 at TAWS!!!

Hello, hello!  Happy Friday and sneaky peeky day for The Alley Way Stamps!!! Double woo hoo!!!  Today I have the privilege to show you a bit of Stomper Stamp Set, which has all kinds of cuteness and some pretty awesome sentiments too!  Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps Blog to check out more sneaky peeks of this awesome set!

My background was actually created from left over ink on my craft mat from an earlier project, yay!  I simply pressed my watercolor paper into it and soaked it up in this tie dye effect.  My little dino was stamped and watercolored with distress markers and a waterbrush. I did the same thing with the speech bubble from the KA-POW stamp set.  I raised them with foam adhesive and then I added in some gold thread.

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes!
and into the Work it Wednesday: Stamp It Challenge

Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Yarr a Gem BIC Challenge!

Arrrr matey!  Does anyone else love to talk like a pirate sometimes?  My kids always get a kick out of it... so that was my inspiration for this week along with the photo provided for the Be Inspired Challenge, hosted by the amazing Alley Way Stamps!!! Woo Hoo!!!

Here is the inspirational photo:

And here is my take:

Supplies Used:
Stamps Used: The Alley Way Stamps (Black Beard's Loot, Land Ho)
Ink: Memento
Various Copics

I hope to see you join us for this awesome challenge!!!  Simply create a project based on the Inspirational Photo with any TAWS products and enter to win a GD spot plus 2 stamp sets!!!  It is really an amazing opportunity, and if you don't have any TAWS products yet don't worry you can use a freebie that are found on the TAWS Blog!  Can't wait to see what you will create!!!

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

Happy Crafting Matey!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

#Stamptember at Simon Says Stamp!!!

Hello!  I'm super excited to share my post today with you all because it features a sneak peek at a brand new set that will be available in September at Simon Says Stamp!  I was fortunate enough to win a stamp set as part of their stamptember celebration, and had a blast playing with it!  Thanks SSS!!!  The name of this set is called Tons of Hearts so be ready to snatch it up once it hits their store!

This set is so cool because it has tons, and I do mean tons, of hearts size big all the way to itty bitty... just take a look at what I've made with it...

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp (Hearts of Hearts and Thinking of You)
Ink: PTI and Memento
Cardstock: Bazill
Wink of Stella: Clear

Make sure you check out all of the fun that's going to be happening at Simon Says Stamp for the month of Stamptember!!!

I am also entering this little beauty into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge and into their Work It Wednesday Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bubble Fun Layout

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  I LOVE the layout I'm sharing with you today... it was so fun to create, and just came together on it's own... and I just love when that happens!  Most of the products I have used came from a kit I won through CliqueKits... so check them out!

See all of those fun circles?  I made those by removing the lids to my spray mists and drawing with the end of the nozzels!  So much fun!  The yellow was created with a paintbrush and yellow Mr. Huey!  This layout was based on two challenges as well...

Color Me Scrappy: #68 Summer Challenge

Creative Scrappers: #274

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp, Simple Stories, AC
Embellishments: Fancy Pants, CliqueKits Cutup, Sequins from CliqueKits, Pinkfresh, OA, American Crafts
Mists: Heidi Swapp, SC and Ranger

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a fabulous week!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Masculine Bday Challenge

Hello!  Happy Tuesday and Challenge day at, woo hoo!!!  This weeks challenge is Masculine Birthdays!  This one is always tricky for me, but this time I busted out some new Piccolo goodies and it came together quickly...

Supplies Used:

I love the embossing powder adhesive in a bottle because you can use it anywhere you want!  And the enamel embossing powders add such nice texture to the accents too!  My sun was created using the lace circle sweetcut by cutting everything but the middle.

Now it's your turn to join us in our challenge for Masculine Birthdays and I can't wait to see what you create!  Remember you can win a $20 shopping spree and use any products you have, but double your chances if you already have some products!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Butterfly Ink - Technique Post

I am so excited to share today's post with you.... on the Butterfly Ink Blog today!!!  Would LOVE LOVE LOVE for you to stop by there and check out my technique post on the We R Memory Keeper Embossing Folders!!!  I love these things, and love getting the biggest bag for my buck, so check out how I've done just that...

Get full details on these over on their blog and check out these yummy folders in the Butterfly Reflections Ink Store!!!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

GD... #2

An I'm back!  Now it's time to share my son's card that he has made for the Simon Says Stamp: Kids Challenge...

I have to say I was quite surprised at how excited he was to do this, because he isn't normally one to jump at doing arts and crafts, but he was really into this.  He explained everything he was doing and why... for example the arrow is pointing at the happy acorn head because the deer is in love with the acorn.  He has added clouds and the sun with glitter, and he drew in his grass and leaves...

This just makes my heart happy and I'm sure you'll see more of their works on my blog soon!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I know he would love to hear your comments!

Guest Designers.... My Kids!

Hello!  Today I am so happy to report that I have two projects going up made by my kids!!! yay!!! I love how Simon Says Stamps always makes things so family friendly... and when I mentioned to my two little monkeys that there was a kid challenge that involved them playing with some of my stamps, they were thrilled!

Up first I'm sharing my darling Madeline's card... She is 3 years old and loves crafting already, yay!!! (future partner in crime I say!)  And when she saw my Princess stamps that I used on her party invites last year she was so excited to get inky...

She did everything herself, and I have to say I was quite impressed with the clear stamping she did... not too many smudges!  Either way we had a blast doing this together, and when the glitter was brought out it was all hands on deck! hehehe!  Thanks for stopping by and if you have a moment to leave her some kind words I know it was tickle her pink!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Lawn Fawn with some Texture

Hello again!  Several things first... check out my first post using new stamps and for info. on the anything goes challenge going right now with you chance to win a $20 gc!  Plus check out my giveaways here!

Ok, now onto the fun stuff... a new card with some super cute Lawn Fawn Products!!! Yay!  This week the Lawnscaping challenge is to add texture... so I've done just that by using a heart stencil, modeling paste, and magicals to color it!  Check it out...


Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Memento and Shades Ink Spots
Distress Markers
Wink of Stella
Modeling Paste
Memento Black Marker

I have also based this card off of the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #89

and in the Paper Crafting Challenge #16: Baby
Happy Crafting and weekend!