Friday, October 31, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps Blog Hop Day!!!!

Woo hoo!!!  It's here!!! Time for a new release hop for The Alley Way Stamps, and you are going to want to feast your eyes on all of it... not only because it is amazing, but because you will also have a chance to win ALL of the new stamp sets for yourself!!! YAY!!!!!  Full details on the giveaway can be found on The Alley Way Stamps Blog, so make sure you head there to check it out.

Now onto my share for today's hop...  I am featuring the new Making Holiday's Bright Stamp Set...

I started by taking one of the "ray" images in this set and stamping it repeatedly alternating colors onto a cardstock panel.  Next I trimmed my panel, heat embossed my sentiment onto vellum and adhered to my card base.  Finally I added some gemstones and star embellishments to tie in the glitz on my card base.

I absolutely love all of the various "ray" images on here, and can not wait to use them more this month.  Thank you for stopping by and next you should be visiting the amazing N@Ali's blog by just clicking on her photo.  Make sure to read full details on how you can win all of the new sets for yourself by going to The Alley Way Stamps Blog!

Happy Crafting!

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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sneak Peek Time for The Alley Way Stamps - Giveaway details

Hello!  Today is another sneaky peeky day on The Alley Way Stamps Blog!!! yay!!!!  If you have missed any of the other sneak peeks make sure you scroll down on their blog to see what is coming for tomorrow's blog hop.  Also know that if you stop by their blog today you have the chance to win this new stamp set before you can buy it! :)

This new set is aptly named Par-tea... and it has some super cute tea inspired images on it...

This sweet little card has some fussy cutting, coloring, and die cuts mixed together.  The tea part also has a bit of glossy accents on it for some extra shine.  Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps Blog for more sneaks of this new set and for a chance to win it for yourself!

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

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy Halloween - Spooky Style!

Hello!  Today starts a new challenge at, and we are going Spooky this week!  Perfect for this week being Halloween!

I started this card by embossing the chipboard pieces with various enamel embossing powders.  Next I started creating my scene by masking a circle for my moon, and adding distress ink.  The chipboard pieces were adhered and I went over the house windows with gold glitter glue. I stamped by witch and sentiment over the moon, and finished it all off with some patterned paper and twine.

I am also adding this to the following challenges:
Red Carpet Studio: Haunted Mansion
Without Words: Boo Challenge

I hope to see you join us for this weeks challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree!

Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:

Haunted House Accents A110   Halloween Silhouettes Clear Stamp Set AF4617   Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive       Enamel EP SIAM SILVER  Enamel EP STARRY SKY 
Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT
  Distress Ink Pad CHIPPED SAPPHIRE   Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT

Monday, October 27, 2014

Spooktacular Poppy Sketches

Hello!  Today starts a new challenge at Poppy Sketches, woo hoo!!!  Take a look at this new sketch with a twist of chevrons...

And I have created this fun Halloween card...

Supplies Used:
Cardstock and Glitter Paper:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Monster Mash and Spooktacular)
Various Copics
Black lace

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I had fun stamping, coloring and fussy cutting these little guys out.  I am also entering this into the Lawnscaping Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see what you create!
Happy Crafting!

Ho, Ho, Ho?

With a title like that you know there's bound to be something funny to share... and so I give you this...

hehehe!  He just cracks me up!  This little dino and the presents comes from the mini Lava You Stamp Set that is free this month with any $40 purchase at The Alley Way Stamps.  I have also used the Tag-a-longs stamp set for the Santa hat, the Fa-la-la Stamp Set for part of the snowflackes, and the Gabfest Stamp Set for the sentiment.

To create this card I started by stamping and masking lots of little presents.  Then I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the dino and Santa hat.  Next I stamped the snowflakes and sentiment before going over all of it with distress ink.  Popped the little dino up with foam adhesive, and added a bow!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I am adding this little guy to the Christmas Card Challenges: Anything Goes and into the Allsorts Challenge Blog: Christmas Challenge

Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps Blog to see more inspiration today!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Altenew October Challenge

As you all know I am a super fan of Altenew and their stamps... ah-mazing!  So when I realized they had an October Challenge I had to play along!  Here is my creation...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Altenew ( Persian Motifs, Sentiments & Quotes )
Ink: PTI
Wood Embellishment: MME
Pearls: Recollections

I started this card by stamping my floral images onto a cardstock panel.  I then stamped my sentiment on a thin strip of blue.  Next I inked the butterfly with dark brown ink and adhered it to the sentiment.  Finally I matted my panel, adhered it to the card base, and added pearls.

Here was the inspirational photo:

I am also adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mama Elephant and Me Take #3

I'm baaaaaacccckkkk!!!  Not that I was really gone that long, hehehe!  I am excited to share take #3 on the Anything Goes Challenge for Mama Elephant and Me... You might seem a bit puzzled when you see this one as Easter is on no ones registers right now, BUT  this stamp set is so darn cute I could not resist! 

Stamps: Mama Elephant ( Honey Bunny )
Die: Tags by Hero Arts
Distress Ink Markers
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts
Various Copics
Embossing Powder: Siam Silver by
Ribbon: May Arts

He's just so cute, how could he not make you smile? (Even if he is relevant for another 6 or so months... hehehe!!!)

Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge Week #3

Happy Friday!!!  We are moving into Week #3 of the latest Be Inspired Challenge, so you still have two weeks left to play along for your chance to win two stamp sets from The Alley Way Stamps, and to be a Guest Designer!  A pretty awesome prize if you ask me!  Here is a look at our Inspiration this time around:

And here is what I've created:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Ghoul Friend)
Ink: Memento
Various Copics
Rhinestones: TPC Studios

I started by creating my background panel with multiple stamped spiderwebs.  I then matted it with black cardstock.  I stamped, colored and fussy cut the little mummy.  Next I stamped the sentiment, matted it with black cardstock and added some orange to the top.  I then went back and randomly colored in the spiderwebs, adhered it on an angle to the cardbase, adhered the mummy and sentiment with foam adhesive, and added my rhinestones.  Ta - Da!!!

I am also adding this to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Can't wait to see what you create this week!  Happy Crafting!
Lisa Anything Goes

Happy Friday!!!  This week is an anything goes challenge week at so that means you better get those crafty projects linked up!  You will have the chance to win a $20 shopping spree, and they carry all kinds of wonderful products... not to mention they manufacture quite a few themselves! :)

Today I am up on their blog sharing a wintry layout that I have created using the Piccolo Bejeweled Snowflakes accents and embellishments... as well as some of their embossing powders.

Full details and more pictures can be found on their blog!  Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #70

Hello, hello!  This is post #2 for me today, but I'm super duper excited about this one... It is super CAS, but with some omph!  You know what I'm talking about, wink wink!  Check it out...

Ta da!!!  Sometimes you get those ideas that pop up in your brain and it all works out just right, yay!!!  To create my card I started with a red panel the same size as my card base, I then trimmed the top corners.  Next I cut staright up the center from the bottom of the red panel and then came in and up from both bottom corners.  This formed my Christmas tree opening.  You can't help but be struck by the pure beauty and force of the antlers in the inspirational photo, so I used my Mama Elephant antler image from their Winter Wonderland stamp set as the "star" on top of my tree.  Next I heat embossed the sentiment, and for the finishing touch I used an old earring that belonged to my Great Aunt who passed away last year.  She had several earrings without backs to them and they are perfect for adding bling to any paper project.  The colors were so perfect I had to pinch myself.

And here is a look at the RIC #70 Challenge photo:

I am also entering this into the Mama Elephant and Me Challenge: Anything Goes
and into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Crafting and thank you so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant and Me... Anything Goes Take #1

Hiya!  I was super excited to see that the Mama Elephant and Me Challenge was Anything Goes this month as it let me just have fun with my stamps, rather than always trying to make my projects meet a requirement.  Don't get me wrong I LOVE all challenges, but sometimes it is nice to just let your hair down and have fun!  So that's just what I did on my first take of this challenge...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Mama Elephant (Bling stamp set, and the back of one of the circles from Say What! Set)
Ink: Memento and Staz-On
Star brads

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

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lawn Fawn FIT Team

Hello!  We all know how incredibly adorable Lawn Fawn Products are, not to mention the quality of them! (love, love, love)  And when I saw they were having an audition for their FIT team, I just had to give it a try.  After all if you don't at least try you'll never know, right? Anywho... I got a little Christmas crafty with one of their older sets: Trim the Tree and matching dies.  I also used the Peace Love Joy 6 x 6 paper pad.

I started by cutting out a frame from the red stripe patterned paper, adhered acetate, foam adhesive, add sequins and back with cute family photo, hehehehe!  I then stamped and die cut various images.  Next I busted out some copics, trimmed a little banner and adhered to the front of the frame ornament.  Finally I punched a hole in the top, tied some twine through it, and viola!  Now I have a super cute new ornament to hang on my tree this year!

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Fancy Pants Layout

Hello!  I'm here today to share a layout I've created based on the Fancy Pants October Sketch Challenge and the Clique Kits October Anything Goes Challenge with a twist of Fancy Pants products...

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper, ticket embellishments, and stickers: Fancy Pants (Happy Go Lucky Collection)

And here is the sketch I used:

This is a very simple layout, that follows the sketch pretty closely, simply because I liked the sketch the way it was.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Peace on Earth

Hello and Happy Monday!  This month is seriously flying by... and yes I'm sharing another Christmas card with Halloween not even here yet... yikes!  Alas, the life of a card maker hehehe!  So today's card involves some masking, creative stamping, and coloring.  And did I mention it was a ton of fun?  I chose to work with the All Wrapped Up Stamp Set from The Alley Way Stamps (it is one of their newest sets and it is so cute for the holidays!)...

I started this card by tracing one of my circle dies with a pencil.  I then stamped my birds at the top of the circle.  Next I created a mask for the birds and began stamping my "wreath" by repeatedly stamping the little leaf branch image.  I then colored my wreath before removing the bird mask.  Next I colored the birds and stamped my sentiment.  To finish things off I added some distress ink to the edges, backed it with patterned paper, and added some twine.  Oh and I almost forgot it got the glitz treatment with some wink of stella!

I am entering this into the following challenge:
Happy Little Stampers:  Here is the sketch I based this card on:

and in the One Crazy Stamper Challenge: Halloween/Christmas

Happy Crafting, and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Shine Shine Shine TAWS!

Today I'm getting super shiny! woo hoo!!! One of my favorite things to do!  I used the new Snow Daze Stamp Set from The Alley Way Stamps to make this little beauty...

I had a ton of fun embossing with various colors.  For the sentiment I embossed in a white fine detailed embossing powder from Piccolo Globecraft.  I then embossed the snowflakes in silver and gold embossing powders ( both have a shine and glitter added to them that I LOVE ), also by Piccolo.  I then went over the sentiment with silver and gold gelatos and a baby wipe.  Love the results!  I then adhered it to silver metallic cardstock.  You can find this on The Alley Way Stamps Blog today too!

Here is a better look at the Snow Daze Stamp Set:

I am adding this to the following challenge:
Merry Monday: Silent Night - I always think of snow falling softly when I hear this carol.
Virginia's View Challenge #8: CAS

Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy crafting!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My First Video(s) Ever!!!

Hello (again)!  Today is an exciting day for me as my very first videos ever have gone live!!!  You can find them on The Nani Ke Ola Blog Today, and I'm also going to be posting them here for you as well!  Feel free to leave comments on their blog, it would mean so much to me if you could!  Hope you like... and I am planning on doing more, they can only get better with time right? hehehe!  I also plan on having them up on my very own You tube site soon, more to come on that later.... one step at a time!

So here they are...

Happy Crafting!

Pop Up Box Card - Monthly Technique Challenge

Hello, hello!!!  It's bright and early and I'm ready to share with you the new Monthly Technique Challenge for Pop-Up Box Cards.... pop up what?!  Yep, it's a box and a card all in one!  And super cute for recipients to have up on display!!!  Take a look...

To create this card I used this tutorial from SplitcoastStampers, and since it came with a video too, it was super easy to figure out.  Trust me if I can do it, you can too!  I hope to see your creations in our monthly technique Challenge, and try something new!  There are lots of different things you can do with these and I can't wait to see them!

Supplies Used:

Beach Bears Clear Stamp Set TC4604      Framed Handwritten Words Clear Stamp Set SS4406    Flower Trio SweetCuts Die set of 3 sc004   Mini Flower SweetCuts Die set of 2 sc010   Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad 

  COPIC Sketch Marker

Happy Crafting!