Tweet, Tweet!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Happy Wednesday Y'all!!! Today I have a super cute CAS card using two of the newest sets from the Alley Way Stamps .. Big Time & Flap Happy. All of the little birds in Flap Happy are adorable!


This card started out as something completely different..lol I tend to complicate things a bit when I'm making a card. If I stray to far from CAS and all goes haywire.. Ha Ha So about 4 hours later Voila!! 

I used a falling heart stencil on a white card base with some Spun Sugar Distress Ink then I stamped the sentiment from Big Time in the center of the card using VersaFine Black Ink. 


I stamped both birds from the Flap Happy set onto a piece of white card stock in Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them in with Copics. I cut them out and then I created the little sign for the Upper bird using a piece of watercolor paper that I had Distressed with Ink. I added each bird to the card with dimensionals and for the bird with the sign I cut slits around his wings so he could hold the sign. 

Be sure to head over to the Alley Way stamps blog for more inspiration using the September Release products. 

Thanks for Stopping by today! 


Get Ready to Sparkle & Shine!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Hello everyone.. Today I'm joining in the fun over at the Sparkle & Shine Challenge. I'll be Guest Designing all month long.. I'm looking forward to designing with these fun ladies and Thank You Angel for inviting me to join in this Month!


This week's challenge is all about Tags! 


I created a fun scene using the WPlus9 set Party Animal. I stamped the balloon onto a piece of watercolor paper and I colored it in with some Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and I created a Sky background with some shades of Blue Distress Ink. I attached the watercolor piece to a card base. I found this tag from Heidi Swapp in my stash and stamped the sentiment using some VersaFine Black ink. The sentiment is a mix of the a few sentiments in the WPlus9 set Strictly Sentiments 1.


I aded some Blue Ribbon from my stash to the tag and attached it to the card front using some dimensionals.  I stamped the Giraffe and three little birds onto some 90lb watercolor card-stock and colored them in with Distress Inks. 90lb card-stock is thinner and it's great for fussy cutting images. I adhered the animals to the tag and then for some Sparkle... I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins in 4 & 6mm sizes from Pretty Pink Posh. This came out so cute!!! 


Head over to the Sparkle & Shine Challenge and see what the team created this week using Tags. And join in the fun.. you might win a GC from Pretty Pink Posh! 

Thanks for Stopping by today! 




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!