The Alley Way Stamps - March Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Welcome to TAWS March Blog Hop.

This month, The Alley Way Stamps is releasing 3 full sets (Got It Covered, Spotted, and Birds of a Feather) and a mini set (Small Talk).  Are you ready to win all 3 sets?  Please scroll down for details below.

For this card, i'm featuring Spotted set and also using Jibber Jabber

Inside the card

For demonstration, i redid the card on a smaller piece of cardstock and took picture of the steps:

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

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 mini set, Small Talk is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of March!  Nothing to do but shop... this little guy will be added to your package.



I'm linking this card to Sister Act Challenge #46

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Spotted, Jibber Jabber)

TAWS March Release - Sneak Peek Day 3

Good morning everyone!

Today, i'm showcasing a new set Bird of a Feather.  This feather stamp can be used alone or added to the bird stamp to make a beautiful peacock.  I stamped the feather in different colors, added coordinate sequins in the center.

Have a wonderful day!  Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for a chance to win all 3 TAWS newly released sets.


Papertrey Ink February 2014 Blog Hop

Hello everyone, 

Today I'm joining Papertrey Ink Feb Blog Hop.  For this card, i used the new Anniversary stamp set Bold Bouquet.  This set is AMAZING!  The set comes with many single flowers and components, so you can create different layers and customize the look of your bouquet.  I LOVE LOVE it.  By the time i almost finished the card, i realized i lost the tiny flower stamp... grrr it really bugs me.  So I used the tiny flower from Mini Bloom set.  I doubt that I'd find the lost stamp again since the cleaning lady came by this morning :(

The background was embossing paste, using Hero Arts tweed template.  Yellow flowers were inked with Fresh Ink's Chamomile pad.  Light green leaves were Memento New Sprout.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day, friends! 


Speak Easy - a TAWS card

Hello everyone,

Hope you've had a great weekend!  Today i'm sharing a card made with Speak Easy, and Crazy Critters sets.  The tiny purple flowers are from Crazy Critter set and i colored them with Copics.  The frame is mounted on foam tapes.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Speak Easy, Crazy Critters)
Others: Copic markers

TAWS Hey Friend Card

Hello everyone, today i'm sharing a card made with TAWS sets.  I used a leaf stamp in Tooty Fruity set to make the background and colored them with Copics.  That cute purple flowers are from Crazy Critters set, and the sentiment is from Stack em' High.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Tooty Fruity, Stack em' High, and Crazy Critters)
Others: Copic markers


BIC #48


This card was made for BIC #48 over at TAWS' Be Inspired Challenge Blog.  I used the butterfly stamps from Awesome Blossom set.  The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamps.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Here's the inspiration:

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Awesome Blossom)

You're Berry Special

Hello everyone,

Today i'm sharing a card made for CASology: BoldRetro Sketches #101 and Make Your Mark.  I've been wanting to try out Inktense water color pencils for a while, but i restrained myself since i have Copics.  Finally, i gave in.  Boys... i am glad i did.  While Copics give amazing shading and blending capabilities, Inktense color pencils give really good shading too, not to mention, you can quickly color many images.  The berries on this card are colored with Inktense color pencils.  The berry image and sentiment are from the TAWS set Tooty Fruity

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Tooty Fruity)
Other: Inktense water color pencils

Here's my inspirations:

TAWS Speak Easy - Valentine Card


Today i'm sharing a Valentine card using TAWS Speak Easy and heart stencil.  I placed the stencil over my cardstock and sketched within the heart shapes using Inktense colored pencils.  The banner is a Spellbinders die, i water colored the edge after die cutting it.  The sentiment is from TAWS set Speak Easy.  I bent the sentiment so it'd fit on the curved banner.

Have a great day everyone!  Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Speak Easy)
Other: Nestibility label die, Inktense water color pencils

PTI's 7th Anniversary Celebration - Day 7

It's the 7th day of PTI's Anniversary Celebration.  Today's challenge is to create a project that incorporates stripes in some way.

I made my stripes using a diagonal stripe stencil.  I sponged it with pearlescent jade, orange, and yellow.  Then i cut a piece of black cardstock using a die from Fabulous Frames collection.  The sentiment is from Birthday Bash Sentiment set.

I'm also submitting this card to CASology

Thanks for visiting.  Have a fabulous day!