Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October The Alley Way Stamps Blog Hop *GIVEAWAY*

Hello!!!  Welcome to this month's Blog Hop for The Alley Way Stamps!!!
And... are you ready for the chance to win all THREE 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, October 1!

This cute mini set, Lava YOU, is FREE when you spend $40.00 

or more during the month of October!!! 

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

Now onto my project for this months hop...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Tickle Me Happy Stamp Set
Ink: Papertrey Ink and Versamark Watermark Ink
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Stickers: Basic Grey
Embossing Powder: Piccolo
Twine: Hemptique

Now onto the Blog Hop... you should go to the amazing N@Ali, or if you just stumbled here you will want to start at the beginning so click on the first photo Alison (Owner and Designer of The Alley Way Stamps)!


Happy Crafting!

SweetStamps.com Die Cut Challenge

Hello!  Today starts a new challenge at SweetStamps.com, and this week we are challenging you to use your diecuts...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Framed Handwritten Words (SweetStamps.com)
Diecuts: Classy Deer, Elegant Leaves, Fancy Leaf (Sweet Cuts); Spellbinders
Patterned Paper:
Embossing Enamel: Vintage Copper
Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive

Remember that all products are welcome in our challenge, and if you use a SweetStamps.com image or die you will earn a second entry to win a $20 shopping spree to the SweetStamps.com Store! woo hoo!!!!

I am also linking this up at the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

Can't wait to see what you create and Happy Crafting!

Framed Handwritten Words Clear Stamp Set SS4406  Classy Deer SweetCuts Die sc029  Elegant Leaves SweetCuts Die sc023  Fancy Leaf SweetCuts Die sc006  Enamel EP VINTAGE COPPER  Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello!  I hope you will take a look at my earlier posts today for a new Poppy Sketch Challenge post and a Sneak peek for a new stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps and your chance to win it too!

Now I'm taking part in the Coffee Lover Blog Hop!  And with that being said I just had to bust my Verve Sip and Savor Set out...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Verve
Ink: Memento
Glitter Ribbon
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico
Die: Pretty Pink Posh

I have also based this little cutie off of two other challenges:
Stamptember: Work It Wednesday Challenge:
and in the Verve Trio Diva Dare Challenge: I have three hearts on my card, yay!

Well I hope you have enjoyed the hop thus far and thank you for stopping by to visit my little card in this amazing hop!  Huge thank you to all of the sponsors and for those who took the time to set this up for all of us to enjoy and share together!

Happy Crafting!

Sneaky Peeky Time at The Alley Way Stamps!

Hello! Happy Monday and Happy Sneaky Peeky Day!!!! I love when I get to share a peek at a new stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps... and today I'm showing you part of the All Wrapped Up Stamp Set.  This set is so stinking cute and fun!

I created this card by embossing the snowflakes on my back panel, adding the tree branch and sentiment.  I then matted it with glitter paper, and lots of paper piecing on the little bird image.  He is just so fun and I couldn't help but put this sentiment with his grumpy little face hehehehe!

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

and make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps Blog for more sneak peeks and a chance to win this new set!!!

Happy Crafting!

New Poppy Sketches Challenge!!!

Hello!  Today starts a new Poppy Sketches Challenge, yay!!!  Take a look at the new sketch and twist...

And here is my take:

I started by stamping my "spooky" forest and sentiment.  I then went over it with two different purple distress inks and black to give it a misty look on a dark night.  Then I stamped my little monster guy on separate paper, colored, fussy cut and added with foam adhesive.  I then added some stars as the "lines" seen in the sketch.

We can't wait to see what you will create for this challenge!  This week we are sponsored by the Starving Artists Stamps so make sure you click over to the challenge blog for more inspiration and details!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Innocent Beauty Layout

Happy Friday! Me again!  This time I'm here to share something that is not my norm on a layout, but this led me to thinking... this layout that I am sharing has a bit more mixed media in it, but it is still me in the fact that it is a clean and somewhat simple layout, and sometimes I think I get so bogged down with trying to "stay true to me" that I forget to just let it come... everything I create IS me.  So with that said I am so happy to share this layout that is also being shared on the SweetStamps.com blog today...

I started this layout by laying down my pink and black polk a dot patterned papers and going over them with Gesso.  From there I added more patterned papers and my photo.  Next I heat embossed my Piccolo Accents in various Enamel Embossing Powders (all of which you can get at SweetStamps.com), layered them on my layout and added pearls, sequins, twine and my title. 

Make sure you join us in our Weekly Challenge: Use Your Favorite Embellishment

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge
and into the Paper Issues: Anything Goes

Supplies Used:  All supplies available at SweetStamps.com Store

Butterfly Accents A148    Floral Whimsy Accents A106Piccolo A165 Flower Tops AccentsPiccolo LA123 Pop Up Flower Accents pack of 6Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive   Enamel EP MERMAID TEARS   Enamel EP SIAM SILVER   Fine Detail EP FANTASY WHITE
  Enamel EP STARRY SKY   Fine Detail EP WHITE Self-Adhesive Pearls SNOW  Self-Adhesive Pearls PEWTERRhinestones BLACK

Special Delivery... BIC#57

Hello!  Lisa here with my second take on the Be Inspired Challenge #57... this is week #3, so that means you have this week and next to link up for a chance to win two stamp sets and a GD spot with The Alley Way Stamps! woot woot!

Supplies Used:

I was inspired by the baby onesie in the inspirational photos and based my whole card on it...

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

Happy Crafting and make sure you link your projects up!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

No Sentiment Needed

Sometimes I like to create cards that don't require a sentiment on the front.  This gives me lots of options as a sender on what occasion this card will be sent... plus I don't think every card needs to have a front sentiment.  Sometimes just the design is enough.

Stamps: Altenew (Hennah Elements)
Patterned Paper: MME
Ink: Memento
Mister Hueys: Studio Calico
Rhinestones: KaiserCraft and Recollections
Paint Brush
Foam Adhesive

I based this card on the Altenew September Challenge:

I've created one card already based on this photo, but I love their stamps so much and this inspiring photo that I took another look at it and saw something different this time.  I was struck this time by the fact that the flowers in the photo are not colored but are merely stamped images... and so that's where my card started.

I wanted to add some of the yellow and grey to my patterned "wood" paper so used my Mister Huey Spray Mists, removed the lids and applied them with a paintbrush.

I've also added this to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today!
Happy Crafting!