Saturday, February 28, 2015

TAWS New Release Blog Hop!

Hi all!  Welcome to the TAWS New Release Blog Hop!  Today I'm featuring the Wigwam set!  How CUTE is this teepee?!  And you get to add extra little elements to it, for example, on mine I added the little man and woman figures.  FUN!  So, remember back in the day when it was THE THING to dampen your card stock and crumple it up?  Yep, a little blast from the past here.  I stamped on my kraft card stock, then dampened it, crumpled it, then laid it out and blasted it with my heat gun.  Some of the images washed away a little too much, so I simply re-stamped them.  I then sponged on some kraft and chocolate ink to really give it a weathered look.  I adhered it off center, added a couple of brads and some thread.  Love the fun sentiment that comes with it ;)

Here is the super adorable Mini Set, Buff, which is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of March 2015.

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

Don't forget to head over to the TAWS BLOG to enter for your chance to win ALL THREE NEW SETS!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

TAWS Sneak Peek Day 2 - Yappy!

Hi all!  Welcome to day 2 of The Alley Way Stamps sneak peeks!!!  Today we are featuring the set called Yappy!  Cute, right?  In case you couldn't tell by the name, this set is filled with nothing but COOL sentiments.  I love the font!
For my card, I used a rainbow of colors ~ MFT's Wild Cherry, Orange Fizz, Lemon Drop, Jellybean green, Blu Raspberry, Blueberry and Grape Jelly ~ and a trio of gumdrops and enamel dots to feature my Happy Birthday sentiment.  I penciled some lines on my primitive white card stock then used this cool tool to stamp all of the words - it's called MY EYEBALLS!  LOL!  Sorry, I couldn't help it!  ;)  But seriously, I just thought 'let me see if I can do this' and I'm happy {lol, I guess pun intended?!} with how it turned out, because goodness knows it doesn't always work out how I wish!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stop by the TAWS Blog to see how you can WIN the Yappy Set!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Hi all!  Here's a CAS card using some cuties from the TAWS Branching Out set, along with a sentiment from the FREE with a $40 purchase set, Moosing You.   I also used the mushroom stamp from the Stumped set to go along with the little ones.  ;)  The card base is Hot Fudge by MFT.

Thanks for stopping by!  Head over to the TAWS blog for more inspiration!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs - One layer card peek

Hi all!  Here's a peek of the card I made for the current Newton's Nook Designs challenge to create a one-layer card.  Hop on over to the NND Blog and check it out!  :D  
*edited to add ~ I've had a few people ask how I colored the kitty.  I took a small-tipped paint brush and brushed it directly onto my sweet tooth ink pad.  The I just painted on the ink, small areas at a time, until I was happy with how it looked.  I tried stamping the ink onto my craft mat then picking it up with my aqua painter but it was too faint, so I went with the direct method.  Hope this helps!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

YNS Feature Day - Think Spring!

Hi all!  We're having a special Feature Day post over on the YNS Blog using two JUST RELEASED stamp sets!  Yes, they are available NOW ~ YAY!  And look ~ you can win a YNS stamp set of your choice:

For my card, I used Little Darling Katlyn.  This is such a sweet little set that also includes a bunny, some hearts and several sentiments.  Love!  I colored her with Copics then fussy cut her.  To get the stitched lines in the yellow dp, I used the Stitched Line Die.  The happy die cut is from the Scripty Words die set, then I used one of the sentiments from the set and only inked up "Easter" to complete my sentiment for this card.  I've been going gumdrop crazy lately!  Here, I used green apple, ivory and sparkly pink gumdrops.

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to hop on over to the YNS Blog for chance to win a stamp set of YOUR choice!  Wahoo!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

YNS Fun Friday - Congratulations

Hi all!  Cheers for another Friday!  We have a new sketch and color challenge for you over on the YNS Blog!  FUN!  Those are my favorite types of challenges ~ and I used both of this week's challenges on my card!  I used the Whatnot Sentiments Set Four - so many great sentiments all in one sweet set!  I used the two smallest dies from the new Stitching Marks circle die set to make all those fun circles.  And what perfect way to use up some of those gumdrops you have!  I used blue raspberry, pumpkin, ivory and lemon gumdrops to match the colors of our challenge.  This card was so fun and easy to make!  The sentiment {which I just love}was stamped in black licorice and tangy orange inks by MFT.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to play along with us for your chance to WIN!

For you deer friend

Hi all!  Here's a CAS card I made using the TAWS Stumped set.  I colored the deer with my Copics and used the stamping off technique to get the different tones on the trees.

Thanks for stopping by!