TAWS November 2015 Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to The Alley Way Release Blog Hop!

Today's card was made with a new set called Wispy Wishes.  These flowers are 2-step stamping.  I simply stamped them and drew green stems using Copic markers.  For sentiment, I chose the premade wood chip with "thank you" on it.  I added the jute twine to complete the look.

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 (October 31st, 2015), so don't miss out on your chance to win!

This mini set Just Ducky is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of November 2015

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TAWS November 2015 Sneak Peek

Hello friends,

Welcome to TAWS November Sneak Peek.  Today, I'm featuring a set called Rain or Shine.  I started out with stamping the polka dot clouds directly on the card base.  On a piece of card stock, I stamped, colored my kites with Copic and cut it (SVG files are available on TAWS' website).  Next, I adhered the kites over the polka dot clouds using foam tape.  Few clear sequins and sentiment to complete the look.  

Thanks for stopping by, please check out our DT's page for more inspiration!  Have a wonderful day!

Seasons Greetings


Today, I'm sharing a quick Christmas card made with Mistletoe Kisses by TAWS.  On a piece of watercolor card stock, I stamped the mini ornaments and colored them with Gansai Tambi watercolors.  Next, I colored the ornaments and added a light blue wash a the upper right corner.  Trim my panel with a frame die, added sentiment, and few clear sequins.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

What's Up?


Today I'm sharing a cute Fall card.  I used 2 of TAWS stamp sets: Crazy Critters (retired) and Mistletoe Kisses.  

My images were stamped and colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is by SSS Speech Bubbles 2.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Paper Sweeties October 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 Stand Add-on: Manger, and previously released set Stand Add-on: Scarecrow. and matching die.  

I stamped my images and colored them with Copic markers.  I adhered them over a blue distressed background using foam tape.  The sentiment is hand-written.  Finally, I drew the frame to finish the look.

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

Paper Sweeties October Release Party!

Hello again and welcome to Paper Sweeties October 2015 Release Party!  All newly released products are available for purchase at the store.  Here is the list of our new products:
Today, I'm sharing a simple card made with The Reason For the Season. On the card base, I stamped my image over a yellow distressed background and colored it with green and red Copics.  On the piece of card stock, I stamped the star image from Be Happy set.  I added few clear sequins and adhered on my card base using some foam tape.  

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

Paper Sweeties October Release Countdown!

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

Today, I'm sharing a card made with the new sets called Do You See What I See, and Stand Add-on: Manger.  I created a circular mask and added Distress inks inside the circle.  Next I stamped the star and colored it with Copic markers.  The roof, and Jesus in the manger were stamped, colored with Copic and cut using my Scan-n-Cut (LOVE this new toy!).  Then I adhered them over my distressed circle using foam tape.  Finally, I added the sentiment and few clear sequins.  

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

Bring On the Snow

Hello friends,

Today, I'm sharing a cute card made with TAWS Waddle Pals and Chilly sets.  The idea of this card is that the penguin cheering in the middle of a blizzard.  To create the blizzard effects, I added some watercolor on a clear stamping block and repeatedly stamped it on my card stock.  In the center, I used a piece of paper towel and gently wiped it in circular motion.  The iceberg was stamped and embossed on vellum.  My penguin was colored in Copic.  Finally, I added the sentiment and clear sequins to finish the look.

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

Paper Sweeties October Release Sneak Peeks!

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

Today, I'm sharing a super adorable mitten tag.  This mitten die has a little ring for you to tie your ribbon and stitched lines.  So to make this tag, all you have to do is select your favorite Christmas patterned paper, die cut, add a ribbon and a message on the back of the mitten.  Why use the ordinary tag when you can have a mitten shaped tag?  

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

Poinsettia Christmas Card

Hello friends,

Today's card was made with a TAWS set called Mistletoe Kisses.  I stamped and colored the poinsettias with Copic markers.  My shaker was created with the fuse tool.  If I made this with acetate and foam tapes like I previously did, all the sequins would fall to the bottom of the shaker.  With the fuse tool, I was able to create smaller pockets to keep the sequins scattered around... LOVE it!  

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!

One of Many Christmas Cards...

Hello friends,

Every year, I run out of Christmas cards.  It's just I didn't make enough :).  This year, I'm going to give it a head start.

Today's card was made with a TAWS set called Mistletoe Kisses.  This set has many super cute Christmas images.  They can be used as group, or background builder as well.  I stamped and colored mine with Copic markers.  Then I adhered them on a snowy background using foam tape.  The background was created with distress ink and a stencil.  The sentiment in red finished up the look.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

A Halloween Hello - A Card for Butterfly Reflections Ink.


I'm over at Butterfly Reflections Ink today.  Please stop by for details!  Have a great day!

A Clean and Simple Chrismas Card


Today I'm sharing a Christmas card made with a TAWS stamp set called Mistletoe Kisses.  I used the snowflake stamp to create the backdrop for my "Xmas" word.  "Merry" stamp is by PTI and "Xmas" is by Mama Elephant.  

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful weekend!

Pinterest Inspired October Challenge

Hello friend,

This is my 2nd post for today.  In this post, I'm sharing a card made for October's Pinterest Inspired Challenge.

I am inspired by the beautiful periwinkle blue and silver gray as well as the sketchy branches.  So here's my take:

The flower, hello stamps are from Altenew.  I also used the 'hello' matching die to cut my sentiment.

Please stop by our Pinterest Inspired Challenge Blog for more inspiration from our Design Team!


A Coffee Card and Paper Sweetie October Challenge

 Hello friends,

Today, I'm sharing a card made for Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and inspired by Paper Sweeties October Inspiration.

This card is inspired by the rustic feel and the color scheme of Paper Sweeties image.  I made this as a coffee gift card holder for my sons' teachers.  I used kraft card stock, and the outlined leaves from the set Bee Happy.  The coffee cup die is by SSS... I cut out the window and adhered a gold sequin shaker (made with a fuse tool) on the back.  Next, I adhered the kraft panel over a card base.  

On the inside, I made a gift card pocket using the fuse tool and adhered it.  There's enough room to write a message below the gift card.

I hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!