Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Alley Way Stamps April Blog Hop

It's BLOG HOP time at The Alley Way Stamps!  The card I made for today features the new stamp set called Wish Big...darling set with all things BIRTHDAY!

One person will win ALL 3 NEW SETS!! YEP!! So, if you want to be that person.. all you have to do is comment on the hop! 
Here are ways you can win.. You can pick and choose which ones you want to do.. but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win.. 
2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Post about it on facebook or your blog
4-Like us on Facebook
(leave a separate comment for each that you do)
You have until March 31st at 9:00PM TAWS time to leave them.. 

This is a fun mini set that is yours FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of April! Nothing to do but shop.. this little guy will be added to your package..
This is a perfect set for all the men in your life!

Hope you enjoyed the HOP!!! :)

My mother's birthday was Friday and this is a special card for her...made with her favorite colors!  The ColourQ Challenge #182, Mojo Monday Sketch #286, and The Play Date Cafe #174 were the inspirations for this birthday card.

The patterned paper is a from a new-to-me brand, Kathy Davis...such lovely colors and patterns.  I colored the gift with Copic markers and embellished with a pearl...a few layers and enamel dots finishes this one off:)

Thanks for stopping by the stage!

Wish Big (TAWS)
Wisteria Wonder, White CS (SU), patterned paper and enamel dots (Kathy Davis), Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT), Banner die (Verve), pearls, sewing machine

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The Pink Elephant Scrap Challenge

Join us this week over at The Pink Elephant for a new scrap challenge using this awesome "Pink Print."  I had fun with this one...lots of elements on this page!  This photo was taken a couple of years ago at Six Flags...a cute one of the kids all together (and smiling)...which doesn't happen very often:)

Thanks for stopping by the stage!

Digital papers and elements:  Pixels & Co.
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Friday, March 29, 2013

TAWS Be Inspired 25

Hey all!  The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge #25 is up and this happy photo collage loaded with happy color!   I was also inspired by  The Paper Players Sketch #138 and the Word Art Wednesday #73: Anything Goes.  

The fabulous sentiment from a new TAWS stamp set called Life is Short was also an inspiration for my card!  The collage photo and this sentiment gave me permission to go crazy with layers, texture and color!  FUN!

Thanks for stopping by the stage!

Life is Short (TAWS)
Pink Pirouette CS, Hey Girl paper and accessories (Basic Grey), sewing machine
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Celebrate My BOY - Seize the Birthday

It's time for a masculine take on Seize the Birthday #12...  I made a birthday card for my oldest son, Noah, who will turn 13 later in April!  OMGolly, a teenager in my house...unbelievable!  

Hope you'll join us at Seize the Birthday this week with your masculine birthday cards!  A big shout-out to Uniko Studio for sponsoring us at STB this month...

 I used a couple of Uniko Studio stamp sets on Noah's card, Extra Time (ultra-masculine, I think) and the FONTiments Birthday (a must-have).

The Cupcake Craft Challenge #235: Cool Men, Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes, and Pile It On #12: Dots are fun ones this week, too!  Loads of layers on this one...using some new goodies from Basic Grey...the Hey Boy line!

 Thanks for stopping by the stage!

Extra Time, FONTiments Birthday (Uniko Studio)Ripe Avocado CS (PTI), Hey Boy paper and accessories (Basic Grey)
Early Espresso, Old Olive ink (SU), Antique Linen Distressing ink (Ranger)
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

By LORi Designs - Some Bunny Loves You

It's time for the Tuesday Inspiration over at By LORi Designs...and I'm so very happy to share this adorable Puddle Jumper, Darla with Bunny,...just adore her sweet curls:)  Thanks, Lori Boyd, for being the amazing artist that you are, but most of all...thanks for being a genuine friend and faith sister of mine!

I used the deconstructed sketch #94 as the layout inspiration...fabulous with the broken background panel and partial banner strip with bow:)  

 Miss Darla and her bunny friend were colored with Copic markers, then mounted on a few layers of spring-colored and patterned paper...then finished off with some stitching, a bow and button treatment.

Puddle Jumper Darla with Bunny Digi (BLD)
Copic markers
Blushing Bride, White CS (SU), patterned paper (MME)
Seam binding, button (PTI), twine and fishtail flag stax (MFT), banner trim (Verve), sewing machine
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The Alley Way Stamps April Sneak Peek Day 1

How cute is that sweet little tag with the mini tree and sentiment?!...and...see that peek of arrows behind the tag...LOVE!  This new TAWS (The Alley Way Stamps) stamp set that will be released on April 1st (NO foolin') is called Tag-alongs and you will love it!  It has the sweetest miniature images and sentiments with some fun arrows and a perfect tag stamp to bring it all together!  Super F-U-N!

I was inspired by a few challenges...the retrosketches 56, the Cupcake Inspiration 203, 52 Card Pick-Up and the Lawnscaping 54.

 There are LOADS of new goodies on this card...I struck a gold mine at JoAnn's the other day...with the new Basic Grey line called Hey You!  The colors and patterns helped me pull of this fun card for the first sneak peek day at The Alley Way Stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

Tag-alongs (TAWS)
Hawaiian Shores, White CS (PTI), Hey You paper and accessories ( Basic Grey), Pool Party Baker's Twine (SU), gemstones (Cloud 9 Designs)
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Bang Bam Pow

The Pink Elephant Challenge this week is CAS: Clean & Simple...

My Benny Boy's birthday is next Monday and I thought the KA-POW stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps was PERFECT to make a fun birthday card for him!  For all of you TAWS lovers, we start SNEAK PEEKS for the April Release tomorrow morning!

The CAS(E) this sketch challenge #20 and the Color Throwdown #234 worked well for a clean & simple, masculine card!

 After collage-style stamping the images and words from KA-POW, I added a little color spritzing, a chipboard accent and some black rhinestones to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by the stage!

Crumb Cake, Real Red, Gumball Green, Black ink (SU)
Crumb Cake, White CS (SU), patterned paper (Studio Calico)
Chipboard accent, black rhinestones, color spritzer
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