The Alley Way Stamps - February Blog Hop

Welcome!  I'm glad you're here on TAWS February Blog Hop.  

This month, The Alley Way Stamps is releasing 3 fabulous full sets (Fruity Tooty, Veggin' Out, Speak Easy) and 1 mini set (Face It).  I used Fruity Tooty to make this card.

All sets are available for purchase tonight at 10pm TAWS TIME (MST).

Now for the fun part, a lucky winner will be randomly chosen from any of the design team blogs and TAWS blog to win ALL 3 NEW SETS.  The more you comment, the more chances to win.  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, Face It is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of February!  Nothing to do but shop... this little guy will be added to your package.



Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Tooty Fruity, Jibber Jabber)
Others: Copic markers

The Alley Way Stamps - Feburary 2014 Release Sneak Peek

Hello everyone,

Today i'm sharing a sneak peek of the upcoming release set called Veggin' Out.  The stamp image doesn't have spots, so i drew spots using red Copics, colored them around those spot... now i have spotted mushrooms.  Please check out TAWS Blog to see other sneak peeks from our DT.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Veggin' Out, Speak Easy)
Dies: Mama Elephant (Landscape Trio)


Have a Magical Day!

Hello everyone, today i'm sharing a girly birthday card made with Enchanted set.  This unicorn has tied on horn and wings... super cute!!

I stamped the unicorns as they are jumping on an off the card and colored them with Copic markers.  

Hope your day is wonderful.  Thanks for stopping by!

I'm linking this card to Addicted to CAS: Code Word NEW

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Enchanted)
Others: Copic markers 

Color Block Silhouette Card

For a while, I've been wanting to try the masking and color blocking technique Pam did on this card, but never got a chance to.  Just last week, CAS-ual Friday came out with Color Blocks challenge, i knew this is when i should try the technique.  As i was halfway done masking, i saw this template by the super talented JJ Bolton.  Thank you, JJ!.  I immediately abandoned my masking and started a new card.  I cut out the template using my Cameo.  I saved the cut out pieces and colored them with different colors.  Then inlay them back in the frame.  The sentiment is from PTI set Birthday Bash Sentiments

Here's my card.  Thanks for visiting!

I submitted this card to few challenges:

Pink Shaker Birthday Card

Good morning!

I hope you have a warm and cozy Saturday morning.  It's sunny and shine here in Charleston, South Carolina.  The temperature is 25 degrees, but with high humidity, it feels like 10... burr.

Today, I'm sharing a shaker card made for few challenges.  I used the lovely flower stamp from the set Botanical Silhouette, other PTI sets are Fabulous Frames, and Bigger Blooms.  I stamped the sentiment in black ink, then stamped it again, offset, with Fresh Ink Pool

Here's my card.  Thanks for stopping by.  I really appreciate your visit and comments.  Have a wonderful day!

TAWS Hello - a Freebie

Hello, today i'm sharing a colorful Hello card.  This flower is January Freebie.  I printed the flower, re-sized it and printed again.  Then i colored them with Copic markers and fussy cut them.  The doodle frames and Hello sentiment are drawn and hand-written with a black sharpie.  You can find all TAWS freebie images here.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Stencils Give Away

Monday, 10/27 - Updates to include winners:

The winners of Stencil Give Away are: Vithya from Craft Vith Me and Lisa from Lisa's Creative Niche

Congrats Vithya and Lisa, please email me at with your address and i'll send the stencils out to you.  Thanks everyone for your participation!


Hello everyone, hope you've had a wonderful weekend.  

This weekend, i took my sons to Folly Beach see Morris Island light house.  The light house was built on a small island/sand bar in 1767, now completely surrounded by water due to changing current and erosion.  There's a fund raising project to save the light house.  You can read more about it here.  My sons were very excited to go because it said that some people found shark teeth at the end of Folly Island.  We geared up with toy buckets and shovels, but didn't get any luck.  We found some nice shells though.  Here's a picture with the light house in the background:

Lately, I've been busy cutting stencils on my Silhouette Cameo.  Actually, cutting stencil is the only thing I've been doing with it... it's getting a bit addicting.  Today, I'm giving away some of the stencils i have.  Here are the list: Heart, Quatrefoil, Random Dots, Random Hexagon, Random Triangle, Sun Burst, Tea Stain, Triangles, Chevron, Circles Stripes, and Tweed.  

If you are interested, please be a follower of my blog and list the name of the 5 stencils would like to have in your comment.  I will randomly draw 2 lucky winners, each will receive 5 stencils.  You have until midnight EST of 10/26 to enter.  Winners will be announced on Monday, 10/27.  Make sure to book mark this post, I'll update this post with the winners.  

Please come over to Jennifer's blog to check out the gorgeous card she made with tweed stencil.

Thank you for stopping by.  Hope you have a wonderful week!

BeYOUtiful - a Clean and Graphic TAWS Card

Hi everyone,  how's your weekend?  Today, i'm sharing a clean a graphic card made with Bitty Borders.  The sentiment is from the set All About YOU.  I stamped the image with glue pad then sprinkled WOW glitters... quick and easy.

Hope you have a great week!  

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Bitter Borders, All About You)
Others: WOW (glitters)

BIC #46 Challenge

Hello everyone, are you ready for the weekend?  

Today i'm sharing a card inspired by BIC #46 images.  Those pastel colored cups are so lovely especially with the stripes.  I've created my stripes using the back of a clear stamp (any clear stamp with rectangle shape would work).  Then i stamped the flowers from Awesome Blossom set, and added few sequins.
I'm also submitting this card to CFC126: Color Blocks.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Awesome Blossom)
Inks: Memento (black), Fresh Inks (Pool, Sicilian Blue), Hero Arts (Passion Flowers)