TAWS Sept Release Blog Hop!!!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Who's ready for the Alley Way Stamps New Release Blog Hop????? For today's Hop project I'm using the super cute new It's my Party


I stamped the balloon image onto a piece of watercolor paper and heat embossed it in white and then I created a wash over the right side using several shades of Yellow and Orange Distress Inks. I stamped the turtles onto a piece of card and did some masking to stack them. They're colored in with Copics and then I cut them out and added them over the background with Distress ink. 


I trimmed the watercolor panel and added it to an Eggplant card base. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of the same eggplant card stock and heat embossed it in White. I added a few yellow enamel dots as well. Super cute!!! 

Be sure to head over to the Alley Way Stamps blog after your done Hopping and enter for a chance to Wine all three of the sets in the New Release... The contest is only open today!

The mini set this month is Party Pooper and it's Free when you spend $40 or more during September!! How cute is this set???



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


Sept Sneak Peek with TAWS... Win it!

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Happy Saturday!!! Who's ready for a Sneak Peek at the September Release from the Alley Way Stamps. Today I'm showing you the new sentiment set Big Time.


I used the Tim Holtz Sun Ray stencil and 3 different shades of yellow Distress Ink and created a background. Then I stamped the Sentiment from Big Time in Black VersaFine ink. 
I trimmed the panel and added it to a Black panel and then both onto a White card base. I added a few Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.


This is such a fun Sentiment set.. Head over to the Alley Way Stamps blog for more projects created with this set and Check out Yesterday's Sneak! Be sure to enter to win while you are there and you might win this set!! 

Join us on Monday for the New Release Blog Hop! 


Oh Sheep!!!

Friday, August 28, 2015


Oh Sheep is right... I finally had a chance to sit an actually play along with a challenge,  it's a miracle! I've had this adorable set from Newton's Nook called Farmyard Friends on my desk since it was released and I finally cracked the wrapper on it! 


There's still time to join in the fun with the Newton's Nook Sketch challenge. I tweaked the sketch a little to fit my sentiment. But I think I'm still pretty close. I stamped the images onto some white card stock and colored them in with Copics and then I cut them out. I created a scene using some patter papers and a few dies from MFT, InstaFrame & Rolling Hills. 


I created a Kraft card base and added a piece of pattern paper and a banner along the edge. Then I added the Frame with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment on another banner and added it across the frame. I wanted a pop of Red so I added some Gumdrops from YNS.



Thanks for stopping by! 



Challenge #21 with YNS!


Yay it's Friday... I don't know about you but I'm so ready for the weekend.. and a Nap!! Today I've created a card for the current Challenge at Your Next Stamp... We're on Sketch & Color Challenge #21 and this week I used both. Along with the super cute set Cactus and Flower Fun, this set also has matching die cuts.


These colors are so bright and fun.. I stamped the images using some masking onto a piece of white card stock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with Copics. I die cut the circle using the Circle die set from YNS as well. 



I created a Kraft card base that's top folding and I added a few piece of pattern papers staying with the challenge colors. Then I added the cactus image piece with dimensionals. I stamped the Thank You sentient from the same set in Black ink onto a strip of Kraft and added it along the bottom.


The September New Release is just around the corner and on my card I'm giving you a Sneak Peek at some of the new Gumdrops coming in September. You are going to Love the new Release, Stay tuned Sept 5th for Peeks to start on the YNS blog! 

This challenge is open until Thursday Sept. 3rd at midnight EST. Join in the fun and you might win a $15 GC to the YNS and if you're project uses a YNS product you can win an extra $5 for the Store. So what are you waiting for... Let's get Crafty!!! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Copics Used: BG0000, BG000, Y15, Y19, 0, E81, Y28, YR04, YR65, YR07, YG07,YG01,YG03, RV17, RV04, RV13

Pattern Papers : Lawn Fawn ~ Beachside, American Crafts ~ Dots & Stripes, Pebbles ~ Fun in the sun. 

Card Stock: Kraft ~ Stampin' Up!, Nennah Solar White 80lb 


Creepy, Crawly with the Divas

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Boo!!!! I wish it was Halloween... that's my favorite time of year when the weather turns and the smell of Fall is in the air. Then again it's only like 71 here today so you could say it is Fall. Today I have a fun card using the Two Paper Divas sentiment stamp Creepy Crawly Halloween


I went with "Grungy" for my card.. Who doesn't like to get messy once in awhile!! I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of pattern paper that has a Halloween definition on it and die cut itout with a small stitched rectangle from Lil' Inkers. Then I sponged the edges with Spiced Marmalade & Black Soot Distress Inks. I did the same to two other pieces of patter paper from the same pack. Then I added a few splatters of Picket Fence Distress Stain Spray and a few Spritzes of Black Soot Marker. 


I created a Pumpkin Pie top folding card base and I sponged some Black Soot onto the edges of that as well and layered the pattern papers. I added some Black Twine I had laying on my desk and a Pumpkin Pie button. I recently did another crafty purge and while purges can be sad, it allows you to find things you didn't know you had or it can make it easier to know what you have so you use it more! Basically I found a Button stash Ha Ha 

Head over to the Two Paper Divas blog for more inspiration.. Our September Release is just around the Corner! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Ho Ho Ho...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Happy Wednesday everyone... Sorry I've been sporadic with posts lately. It's been a bit crazy around here and I haven't had a lot of free time to get much done. My kids went back to school yesterday and Hubby heads back Monday so more Me time is on the horizon.... I can see it!!

In the meantime... today I have a fun Christmas card for you using Penguins on Parade and Everyday's a Holiday from the Alley Way Stamps


I stamped the penguins onto some watercolor paper and colored them in with Stabilo pens and a water brush. Once they were dry I cut them out and added some Red Glitter glue to the hat and nose and then I added some White Fun Flock to the Santa beard and the hat... tooo cute!!


I created a Kraft card base and then I added a piece of Pattern paper and left an opening diagonally in the center where I stamped Ho Ho Ho using some Black ink from Lawn Fawn and then Gabfest set from the Alley Way Stamps. 

Head over to the Alley Way Stamps blog for some more fun inspiration and get ready the September Release is right around the corner. 


Yay!!!!


Yay.... Exciting news today that I can finally share!! I'm joining the MarkerPop Design Team in September. If you aren't familiar with MarkerPop it's a great online store for everything Marker related (Copic, Distress, Zig to just name a few), card stock, embellishments, papers and pretty much every stamp company you can think of.



They have great customer service and fast shipping and i'm not just saying that.. I've been shopping with MarkerPop for a few years. There's a fun challenge every other week, with prizes on their blog and great tutorials on using the Markers. And I'll be doing video tutorials twice a Month! 




Head over and check the store out and then Pop into the Blog and join in the fun for this week's Challenge the theme is anything goes

A big Thank You to everyone at markerPop for having me!!