the Alley Way Stamps New Release Blog Hop!!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Are you ready for a fun new Release from the Alley Way Stamps? April is going to be the time to stock up.. wait until you see the Free Mini set this month! 

I'm showcasing the new set Phone Home.. Who doesn't love a cute Alien set?


I created a fun background using the Galaxy Technique and some Watercolors. I created the background on a piece of watercolor paper and then once it dried I trimmed it to size. I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto a piece of vellum and heat embossed it in white and folded the vellum piece around and adhered the panel to a white card base. 


I stamped the images onto a piece of white card stock and colored them in with Copics and then I fussy cut them and adhered them with dimensionals. Then I added some Star & Sparkling clear sequins to the background. This came out so cute! 

Head over to the Alley Way stamps blog for a chance to win all three of the new sets... and then Hop along to see more fun projects with all these adorable sets! The giveaway is only for today, so don't  miss out on your chance to win! 

So, are you ready to hop???!!!


Thanks for stopping by! 

Supplies Used
Stamps : Phone Home (TAWS) 
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Papertrey Ink Basic White, Watercolor Paper (Canon) & Vellum (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics & VersaMark 
Extras: White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts), Dimensionals (SU), Watercolors (Keuratake) , Sequins (PPP)  

Sneak Peek Day 1 !!

Saturday, March 28, 2015


Happy Saturday.. Sorry for the lack of post this week. My crafty area has been torn apart, while we repurposed some furniture and I have to get it all back together and reorganized. That'll be my weekend. But today is Day 1 of the April Sneak's for the new release coming up from the Alley Way Stamps and I'm showcasing the set Feeling Groovy


Okay seriously.. How cute is that Van? I love it!! 


I stamped the Van onto a piece of white card stock and colored it in with Copics and then I stamped some of the little elements from the set randomly with some bright pigment ink. I trimmed the edge off and added it to a Costal Cabana card base and then I stamped the sentiment onto a smaller piece that I trimmed into a banner shape and heat embossed it in white. I added it to the front with a stapler. So cute!!!

Be sure to head over to the Alley Way Stamps blog and see more of this fantastic set and enter to win!!! 

Thanks for stopping by.. 

Supplies Used
Stamps ~ Feeling Groovy (the Alley Way Stamps)
Papers ~ Neenah Solar White 80lb, Costal Cabana (Stampin' Up!) 
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Copcis, Pigment Inks (Mama Elephant) 
Extras ~ Tiny Attacher (Ranger), White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts) 

Up and away with the Alley Way Stamps!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


It's Wednesday and time for some more fun with the Alley Way Stamps... Today I'm using the new set Yappy along with the previously released Cake Day! And don't forget the Alley Way is having a great deal on Retiring sets.. some as low as $5 check out this list here


I created a white card base and the I de cut a scalloped edged panel from some Turquoise card stock. I die cut another white panel using a stitched rectangle die and lightly added some Distress ink for the sky. Then I stamped the sentiment from Yappy in Black ink and I stamped the balloon image from Cake Day onto a scratch piece and colored it with Copics and cut it out. 


I die cut some clouds from some white and the love from a piece of Red card stock. I adhered the clouds directly onto the panel and added the love and the balloon image. Then I added a string with a Copic multi liner.  I added the panel onto the white card base with some dimensionals. 

Be sure to head over to the Alley Way Stamps blog for more projects from the Design Team and do't forget to link up and show us what you're making with TAWS sets for your chance to win! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Products Used:

Stamps: Yappy & Cake Day (TAWS) 
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red (SU), Neenah Solar White 
Ink: Copic Markers, VersaFine Black, Licorice (MFT)
Extra: Expression Thinlits (SU), Cloud dies (LF), Scalloped panel and Stitched Rectangle (ME) 




Gillty!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Happy Tuesday... Today I have a fun project using a cute set from Paperie Ink. This little set is called Gone Fishing!!


How cute are these fishes and that little worm? 


I created a 4Bar size card base out of some Baked Brown Sugar card stock and then I added a strip of Turquoise Pattern paper. I stamped each fish onto a piece of white card stock and colored them in with Copics and then I cut them out. I added some Glossy Accents to their eyes and let dry. 


On a piece watercolor paper I did some smooching of Distress ink and then once the piece dried I die cut some circles from it. I stamped  the sentiment onto the smaller circle in black ink and then I adhered them overlapping. The fish are added with dimensionals. I die cut some small hearts from the confetti die from Mama Elephant and added some clear wink of stella to them after they were added to the card front. 

Be sure to head over to the Paperie Ink Facebook page and see some more great projects from the Design Team. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Unforgettable... Friday Mashup!

Saturday, March 21, 2015


Well I'm a little late with this week's Friday Mashup project. but that's ok because it's super cute and worth the wait! lol 


This week Amy is our Hostess and she's asking us to use, Razzleberry, Slate, Pacific Blue together along with a See thru element.. like Vellum, Acetate.. etc. I choose to use a piece of Vellum as an overlay. 

I'm also using the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches again.. This is a great sketch to keep in your Sketch Book! 


I created a white card base and then I added a layer of Pacific point DSP from Stampin' UP! and then I added another layer of vellum trimmed just a bit shorter on each side. I really like how the vellum changes the blue to a soft grey almost. 


I die cut a piece of white using the MFT Stitched Circles Stax and then I stamped the sentiment from the WPlus9 set Unforgettable using some SSS Slate ink. I used some Mama Elephant Pacific Blue ink to create a blue background with a Sponge. Then I added some Clouds that were die cut from the Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine Die set. 

I created a banner with some Rich Razzleberry card stock and adhered the vellum behind that and attached the banner right to the card base and then I added the circle piece with some dimensionals. I stamped the elephant and balloon onto some white card stock and colored it in with Copics and cut them out. I adhered them with some more dimensionals. To give the vellum some more adhesive I added some Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh randomly and added some adhesive directly behind the sequins as well to hold the vellum down. 

This came out really cute but I just realized I forgot the little hat I die cut, Geez! Be sure to head over to the Friday Mashup blog and see what the other Design Team members created this week! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Never Stop Dreaming....


Happy Saturday everyone.. It's time for some more fun with the Alley Way Stamps and today I have a fun watercolor project for you. I'm using this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.


I created my card base from some Pool Party card stock and then I added a piece of Stampin' Up! DSP from the Confetti Celebration collection. 



Then I stamped the dream catcher from Wigwam onto some watercolor paper and embossed it in white and then I colored it in with some watercolors and added a background wash. 


I die cut the watercolor image using an oval die and then I adhered it with dimensionals. Then I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set onto some vellum and embossed it in white and trimmed it into a banner shaped and glue it directly over the oval. To finish the card off I added some Sequins from Lawn Fawn's into the Woods collection. 

Be sure to head over to the Alley Way Stamps Blog and see what the Design Team created with the fun new sets in the March Release! 

Thanks For Stopping by! 

Sunny Season for TTS38!

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Oh how I would love to be on a Beach right now.. We are supposed to get a few more inches of snow tomorrow and I'm not really looking forward to it. I'm really ready for this Winter to be over, how about you? 

It's Thursday and that means time for a new challenge at 'Tis the Season where it's Christmas all year long! This week we have an Inspiration challeneg for you... and we're going to the Beach! 


I used to have Christmases like that when I lived in Hawaii & Florida... Oh, the warm sand in your toes! 


I pulled out a very old set from Stampin' Up! called Sunny Seasons, this was my very first purchase from Stampin' Up! some 14 years ago.. Wow!!! 


I stamped the palm tree and sun images onto some watercolor paper and colored them in with watercolor pencils. Once it was dry I die cut the image panel with the Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle die and then cut a second panel from some Daffodil Delight DSP to off set behind it. I added both pieces to a Baked Brown Sugar card base and then I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it onto a small piece of Baked Brown Sugar and added it to the front all with some Clear Wink of Stella to all the lights on the tree. 

Head over to the 'Tis the Season challenge blog and see what the other Design Team members created with this fun Inspiration. We hope you will join us, the challenge is open until Tuesday March 31st @12pm EST. 

Thanks for stopping by!