TAWS August 2015 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to TAWS August 2015 Release Blog Hop.  This card was made using the new stamp set called Happy Hero.  I have a 5 year old son that just LOVE Avengers whose bedroom is filled with super hero decorations.  So this is HIS stamp set.     

For this card, I first created the background using cityscape and cloud dies and distress ink.  Next, I stamped my super hero image and colored him with Copics.  I added a white panel across the background, and adhered my super hero using foam tape.  Finally, I added the sentiment and few enamel dots.  

Thanks for visiting, enjoy the hop!   

Today's winner will get all three new sets!  If you would like to be that winner, all you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions below!  You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!  

For your friends that are not on Social Media, you can comment below to win - we will randomly pick from either Rafflecopter participants or commenters!  This runs today only (July 31, 2015), so don't miss out on your chance to win!

This super adorable mini set Unique Peek is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of August 2015

So let's hop!!

TAWS August 2015 Release - Sneak Peek Day 2


Welcome to The Alley Way Stamps August Release.  Today, I'm sharing a sneak peek of a set called Everyday's A Holiday.  Do you host ugly sweater Christmas party?  Well, you'd need this set!  The set comes with several element for your sweater... so adorable!

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You Brighten My Day

Hello friends,

Today's card is very simple.  I made this card using the following TAWS sets: Neener Neener, Wish BIG, and More Than Words.  

First, I stamped a balloon, masked it and stamped the 2nd one.  I added the faces from Neener Neener, then colored them with Copics.  The balloon strings were hand-drawn.  Finally, I added the sentiment and clear sequins.  The sentiment was white embossed.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Hola! A Card by The Alley Way Stamps

Hello friends,

Today I'm sharing a card made with TAWS Cha Cha Cha stamp set.  First, I die cut several stitched stripes using Lil' Inker Designs' Stitched Mats die set.  Next I adhered them on my card base.  For the horse, I embossed it in gold and colored it with Copics.  After fussy cutting, I adhered my colorful horse on the stitched background using foam tape. For the final touches, I stamped the sentiment and added coordinating sequins.  

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

A close up look 

Paper Sweeties July 2015 Release Rewind!

Hello friend, and welcome back.  It's Paper Sweeties Release Rewind Day.  

Today, I'm sharing a card that combines a new and a previous released stamp/die sets.  I am combining the new set Bee Happy with Happy Everything, Be Happy and Tree Of Life Add-on: Spring sets.  

First, I stamped the butterflies from Bee Happy, and the outlined flowers from Tree Of Life Add-on: Spring.  Using Copic markers, i colored these images.  Next, I used a very light blue Copic and colored the background.  For the sentiment, i stamped and cut them in 3 separate banners and adhered them on my card using foam tape.  Because I stamped and colored directly on my card base, I had to add a white piece of paper on the back to conceal the Copic that soaked through.  

Please check out our DT for more beautiful inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by!

Paper Sweeties July 2015 Release Party!

Hello again and welcome to Paper Sweeties July 2015 Release Party!  All newly released products are available for purchase at the store.  Here are the list of our new products:
Today, I'm sharing a card made with the new set Wish Sweet Cuts.  I first created the cascading heart background using a stencil and distress ink.  On a piece of gold card stock, I die cut 'Love'.  I also die cut it 3 more times and added underneath the gold 'Love' to add dimension.  Finally, I adhered my gold 'Love' on a banner made from black card stock then over the heart background.  

Thanks for stopping by, please visit other DT members for more inspiration!  See below for the complete list.


Paper Sweeties July 2015 Release Countdown!

Hello and welcome back!  Today we are counting down to Paper Sweeties July 2015 Release.  

For today's card, I used the stamp set called Bee Happy.  I started out with masking off the bottom part of the card base using painter tape.  For the leaves, i used Copic markers and no-line coloring technique.  I stamped the leaf image using Shabby Shutter distress ink.  Then I colored inside the leaves and over the stamped line.  Before removing the painter tape, I added some Tumbled Glass distress ink at the border.  Next, I stamped my lady bug on a piece of card stock, die cut it with matching die, and colored.  I adhered the lady bug over my leafy background.  Lastly, i stamped the sentiment.  The sentiment is by The Alley Way Stamps.   

Thanks so much, please come back tomorrow for the Release Party.  Don't forget to stop by other DT members' blog for more inspiration.

Thank You Card Using TAWS Oh Splats

Hello friends,

Today, I'm sharing a "thanks" card using a set called Oh Splat by The Alley Way Stamps.  On a small piece of card stock, i randomly stamped the splatter images in different colors.  I also added Tumble Glass distress ink at the border.  Next, using the "thanks" die to cut the bottom edge of my panel.  This would become my top "thanks" layer.  I die cut the word "thanks" 3 more times and adhered under the top "thanks" layers to add dimension.  Finally, added my panel over a white card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  

Paper Sweeties July 2015 Release Sneak Peeks

Hello friends... It's Sneak Peek day at Paper Sweeties.  

For today, I'm using the big 'Love' sentiment in the new set called 'WISH'.  I stamped 'Love' multiple times to create the background.  The letter 'U' die is by Verse Stamp.  Before adhering to my background, i added some silver thread then foam tape.  For the finishing touch, I added few enamel dots.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  For more Sneak Peeks, please check out our DT's pages below.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Emily Frasier <-- You are here
Jill Norwood 

Pacman Card

Hello friends,

Today, I'm sharing a fun card made with TAWS' Old School stamp set.  I'm thinking, this would be a perfect card to give to your kids or grand kids right before a test.  

I hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks for visiting!

My Lucky Star - a Card for Butterfly Reflections Ink

Hello, I'm on Butterfly Reflections Ink's blog today.  Please stop by for details of the card.

Have a wonderful day!



Today I'm sharing a card made with a TAWS stamp set called Cha Cha Cha.  I colored my rooster with Copic markers, fussy cut and adhered on my card using foam tape.  The rolling hills and fence were MFT Die-Namics.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

CAS-ual Friday - Guest Designing Day 3

Hello friends!

It is my 3rd day guest designing over at CAS-ual Friday Stamps Blog.  Today, I'm featuring the following stamp sets: Mon Ami, Zigs & Zags, Sassy Smiles, and Lovely Greetings

First card, I die cut a small panel using a stitched frame.  I masked the area in the middle, just big enough for the sentiment.  Next, I stamped the zigzag border in different colors to create the background.  Once done, I removed the mask, and stamped my sentiment from the set Sassy Smiles.  Finally, I adhered my panel over the card base using foam tape.  

On my next card, i used Mon Ami and no line watercoloring technique.  I stamped the flower image on the watercolor paper using distress inks.  Then i colored in the lines with matching watercolors.  I die cut the watercolor panel and adhered on my card base.  For the sentiment, i curved it along the panel.

My last card is super simple.  I used the set Sassy Smiles.  I first stamped "Smile" with versamark then sprinkled it with different colors of embossing powder.  Used a heat gun to melt it, then stamped the next sentiment using Versafine in black.

Here are the stamp sets i used today.  Please check out CAS-ual Friday Stamps' website for more great products!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


CAS-ual Friday - Guest Designing Day 2

Hello friends and welcome back!

Today is my 2nd day guest designing at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  For today's cards, I'm using the following stamp sets and dies: Lovely GreetingsCasual Comfort, and Casual Trees Fri-dies

On the first card, I created the red background pattern using one of the stamps in Lovely Greetings.  Next I die cut the frame on that pattern.  I stamped the sentiment on the card base, and used the inner square of my frame to mask over the sentiment.  I created the textured background using white embossing paste and a stencil.  Then I immediately removed the mask.  Finally, I adhered my frame around the sentiment using foam tapes and added clear sequins.

On my next cards, I used Casual Comfort and Casual Trees Dies.  I embossed the trees in white, and die cut them.  Next, I masked the bottom of my card base, and distress the top part to make the gradient background.  Finally, i adhered the tree to the pink background, added some pearls and sentiment.  

Close up look of tiny peals

On my last card, I'm using the same design as the 2nd one, except different distress ink background and sentiment to create a total different occasion.  

Thank you so much for visiting, have a great day!  And here are the products I used on today's cards.  


CAS-ual Friday Stamps - Guest Designing Day 1

Good morning friends,

I am super excited to be a Guest Designer at CAS-ual Friday Stamps for the next 3 days.  When I received the email invitation from Michele about a month ago, my heart skipped a beat.  I have been a fan of her challenge blog since i started blogging, and also become a fan when she starts designing her own stamps.  She is such an amazing and talented lady.  

Today, I'm showcasing the Linked Fri-dies, the stamp sets called Mon Ami, and Sassy Smiles.

On my first card, I used Linked Fri-dies to cut several strips from Eclipse masking paper.  I temporarily adhered them on my card base then added color to the background using distress inks.  Next, removed the links (save them for the next card) and added the sentiment.  The sentiment was white embossed on black card stock and adhered on the card using foam tape.

On my 2nd card, I used the die cut links from my first card and adhered on the card base.  I added some glue, since the masking tape doesn't stick permanently.  The sentiment was also from Mon-Ami stamp set.

My next card is super simple.  I wanted to highlight the sentiment, so i created two strips of color using distress inks and masking technique.  Then I stamped the sentiment on top.

Here are the stamp sets and dies I used on my projects today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Please click on the links to check out more fabulous products from CAS-sual Friday Stamps.


Oh Splat!!!


Happy 4th of July!  Today I'm sharing a card made for this occasion.  I'm using TAWS stamp sets called Oh Splat and Express Yourself.

I love this set.  Alison created these stamps from the actual ink splatters.  Now you can have realistic looking splatters without the mess :).   

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day.  Stay safe!

Happy 4th of July!!

Hello friends,

I am sharing a card made for Paper Sweeties Challenge #33.  I simply cut the card stock in red, white and blue, adhered them and embossed the sentiment in white.  This sentiment is from the set Happy Everything.   

Thanks for stopping by!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
 Emily Frasier <– you are here!
July Guest Designer:  Lin Brandyberry