The Alley Way Stamps - January Blog Hop

Good morning everyone,

The Alley Way Stamps is turning 3 and we are celebrating all month long.  For this blog hop, our DT members are showcasing samples of the fabulous sets that are available for purchase tonight at 10pm TAWS TIME (MST).

It's not a blog hop without a prize right?  A lucky winner will be randomly chosen from any of the design team blogs and TAWS blog to win ALL 3 NEW SETS.  Here're what to do:
  1. Comment on The Alley Way Stamps Blog
  2. Comment on Design Team Blogs (see below)
  3. Post about it on Facebook or your blog
  4. Like us on Facebook
  5. Follow us on YouTube
  6. Follow us on Pinterest
Leave a comment for each that you do.  You have until 9pm TAWS TIME (MST) to leave your comments.  Please check back tomorrow on TAWS blog to see if you are the winner.

This fun mini set, Once Upon a Time is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of January!  Nothing to do but shop... this little guy will be added to your package.

Also, to celebrate TAWS birthday, we are giving away stamp sets on all DT blogs through out the week of January 05 - January 12.  Please come join us!!

Now let's get to the inspiration.  I created a birthday invitation and a place card using the set Enchanted.  I adore this little dragon.  Isn't he cute?  I colored him with Copic markers.  The borders are made with the stars stamp (also from Enchanted set).  I used Alphabet Soup to to make the name on the place card and the header on the invitation.

A closed up look at the dragon:

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Enchanted, Alphabet Soup), Lil' Inker Designs (You're Invited)

I'm linking this project to Simon Says... Something New, CASology Week 76: Party, and Artistic Inspirations #72 challenges.

Thank you so much for visiting, your comments are greatly appreciated.  Now  LET'S GET HOPPING!!


The Alley Way Stamps - January 2014 Release Sneak Peek

Hello everyone,

I'm here to share my first post with The Alley Way Stamps.  This is a sneak peek of the upcoming release set called Flower Doodles.  I used Copic markers to color the flowers.  Here's the list of Copic colors: Y08, G14, B05, B00, R29, V09, V04, RV19, and RV13.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

The Alley Way Stamps - Design Team

Good morning everyone!

I received THE exciting news few days ago, and was so eager to share with you... Today is the day.  Alison at The Alley Way Stamps has offered me a spot on her Design Team.  THANK YOU, Alison.

Without previous DT experience, this is such an honor for me to join a group of super talented ladies.  They have been so kind and welcoming.  I can't wait to start in January 2014.  You can see the announcement of the new Design Team on TAWS blog today.   Thank you for stopping by and sharing this wonderful news with me.  Hope you have a fabulous Sunday!

Runway Inspired Challenge #47 - Alberta Ferretti

Hello ladies,

Have you seen the inpirational picture for this week's challenge at Runway Inpired Challenge?  It's gorgeous.  I couldn't help but play along.  This card is made for RIC#47 and Simon Says... Keep It Clean and Simple

I used Copic markers to make the stripes and the flowers are from Fresh Cut Florals set.  Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a fabulous week!

Here's my card:

Copic Birthday Card

Hello and how's everyone doing?

This week was a bit chaotic at my house.  My little boy broke his baby tooth right after Halloween.  Between trips to dentist, to his annual allergy test, and picking up the other son from school, i had no time for crafting.  I took 2 days off work but was still on the go the entire time.

I'm sharing a birthday card i made for a little girl.  I started coloring this a week ago, and just quickly finished it by stamping the floral background this morning.  Here it is...

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!!

I'm submitting this card to Simon Says... Keep It Clean and Simple and MarkerPOP Anything Goes Challenges

Guest Designing - YAY

Hello everyone,

I'm so excited to be this week's guest designer at CAS(E) this Sketch.  Thank you, Chrissy for this opportunity.  This awesome sketch is by Karolyn.  Please head over to CAS(E) this Sketch to see the wonderful creations of their DT.

Here's my take on the sketch:

I'm submitting this card to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Thanks for visiting!

Give Away Winner

Happy Friday everyone!

Just a quick post to announce the winner of the PTI give away.  The winner is Renee.  Congrats Renee!  please email me at with your address.  I also updated the original post with the announcement.

I'm seriously still recovering from Halloween.  I'll come back later with couple new cards.

Have a wonderful day!

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop and CAS-ual Friday #118

Good morning everyone!

Today I'm sharing a gift box and tags i made for CAS-ual Friday #118 and Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop

The box is made using Fold-n-Go template.  I stamped the buildings from City Scene set all round the box.  I had so much fun stamping these 2-step building images.  You can have a rainbow row of buildings if you like :).  
For the tags, i decide to go with shaker style, added some white sequins and coarse glitters in between. 
I'm thinking of wrapping some fresh baked cookies in the cellophane bag then put them in these lovely city-scape boxes.
Here are all the tags.  I stamped the sentiment on the back of each tag.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant's Cozy Christmas set

Here are couple more pictures of the box.  

 Thanks for visiting and as always, your comments are greatly appreciated.  Have a wonderful day!!

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #50 and CASology: Country

Hello again,

I'm sharing a simple card i made for CAS(E) this Sketch #50 and CASology #67: Country.  This lovely sketch is by Chrissy Larson.  My interpretation of country is that this wreath is made with rustic pine branches and holly leaves, can be found in the country, rural areas...

I stamped the single pine branch from Peaceful Pinecones set around in a circle using HA Soft Stone ink.  I then added the smaller holly leaves from this set.  The sentiment is from PTI's new release 'Till The Season Sentiments set.  Few red gemstones completed the look.  Thanks for visiting!

Give Away - PTI + HA Ink Pads

Friday, 11/1/2013 - Updated to include the winner:

The winner of this give away is Renee.  Congratulations Renee, please email me at with your address and i'll send the package out to you.

Thank you everyone for participating!  


Hello and happy Hump Day :)

I'm giving away the following PTI stamp sets and HA+Memento ink pads:

If you are interested, please be my blog follower and leave me a comment below.  I'll draw one winning number on Friday, November 1st.  

Thanks and have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday Trigger: Apache Tears in the Key of Autumn

I love the colorful inspirational picture of this week's Tuesday Trigger, so i'm playing along.

I used PTI's Autumn Pattern Pieces stamp set, and Memento's Rose Bud, Tangelo, London Fog, Dandelion, Rhubarb Stalk and Brilliance Sky Blue.  The alphabet dies are by Avery Elle, using the technique seen here by JJBolton.  I stacked the alphabets in 4 layers, so they look like Thickers.  

Thank you for visiting, and as always, your comments are greatly appreciated.  Have a wonderful afternoon!!

Runway Inspired Christmas Card

Today i'm sharing a card i made for Runway Inspired #46Simon Says... ChristmasAddictied to Stamps and More #67, MarkerPOP #32 Challenges.

I played around with several combos of copic colors before choosing R20, R22, and R24.  The poinsettia and sentiment stamps are from PTI's Year Of Flowers: Poinsettias set.  The outlined flowers on my card are inspired by the pattern on the skirt, and the red poinsettia... well obviously from the red jacket.  I added the pink button but it blended it in a bit too well.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful evening!

Ghost Halloween Card... Mass Produced

Halloween is approaching quickly.  I need total of 28 Halloween cards for the kids and teachers in my sons' classes.  I made 18 of these last night, using CAS(E) this Sketch #49... 10 more to go.  I'm loving this blog lately... i don't have to spend much time contemplating on the sketches anymore :).  The ladies on CAS(E) this Sketch always come up with great sketches...

Here's my card:

I die cut bunches of ghosts and tag, stamped the tags and sentiment... then let the assembly began :).  Took me total of 3 hours for 18 cards.  I added sequins for this challenge, but the cards to be handed out to the kids won't have any sequins.  

I'm also submitting this card to Simon Says Use a Rubber or Clear Stamp Challenge 
Thanks for visiting!

Another Birthday Card...

Hello everyone.  Hope your weekend is going well!

It seems to me that there're more birthdays in October than any other months :)...  My sons, both have friends' birthday in October.  My older son's birthday is also in October.  Lately, our weekends have been involving  mostly with birthday parties.  I made this card for another little girl's birthday.  I used CAS(E) this Sketch #49, the colors are from colourQ challenge #210.  It also fits Simon Says... Use a Rubber or a Clear Stamp Challenge and MarkerPOP Blog Challenge.

Here's my card:

The balloon is colored with various Copic markers.  The balloon stamp is from PTI's set Up Up & Away.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Happy set 

I'll be back later to share another Halloween card i mass produced.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great evening!

A Little Girl's Birthday Card and Simon Says Challenge

I'm sharing a card i made for my son's classmate.  She's turning 4 and having a Pancake-Pajama birthday party tomorrow morning.  I also submit this card to Simon Says... We're Going Dotty Challenge.  I made a boo-boo stamping this card, but it's so late here, so i'm sorta lazy fixing it :)

Good night everyone!!