Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monster Birthday Wishes

This is the last day for sneak peeks at The Alley Way Stamps.  I hope you have you been checking them out.  There will be a total of TEN new sets...all adorable!
Tomorrow at midnight (EST) these new stamps will be available for you to purchase. 
There is still time to win some of these fantastic stamps.  Go here and follow the easy instructions.

For my card, I used one of the absolutely adorable monsters from the new Monster Mash set.  This set is loaded with super cute monsters and sentiments that are perfect for boys or girls...after all, girls can be monsters, too! LOL

  This monster reminded me of the old song, "Purple People Eater."  You may be too young to remember it...but I do!   I used the sentiment "monster birthday wishes" to make the background paper.  Isn't he just too, too cute? A bit of ribbon, some punched stars that I stickled and done! 

Remember to pop over and see the rest of the DT sneak peeks!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Friday, February 24, 2012


I hope you've enjoyed the hop so far...I should be the last stop on your creative journey.

It's Behind the Alley for the next 4 (weekdays) days.. and we are ready to share with you samples and give you a little sneak peek of what March release holds.. There are NOT 3, NOT 5, BUT 10 count them 10 new sets from The Alley Way Stamps that you can buy on March 1st in our shop. The Alley Way Stamps being such a new company and all,  wanted to go to CHA, but it wasn't possible.. So we decided to hold our own CHA here with all of you!!! BUT WAIT!! That's not all.. on MARCH 1st we have ANOTHER HUGE Surprise for you :) Don't you just love surprises..? You want to come back each week day, for the next 4 days to see more creations from the TAWS DT.. you won't want to miss this..

To get you jazzed up about our new release we have some free stamps to offer! WHOOHOO right! :) 
these are some ways you can enter to win.. please leave a separate comment for each one you do...
2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Comment on the taws posts for the next 4 days
4-Post about it on facebook or your blog
5-Like us on Facebook
( you can pick and choose which ones you want to do.. but the more you comment the better chance you have to win) THREE people will picked to receive one of the new sets! You have until FEB 29th to leave comments.

Here are the DT blogs to visit

I am super excited to share my project with you today.. :)
  I created this card using the new background stamp named Phraseology.  The stamp actually measures 3 3/4" x 5 1/2".  I just used a small portion for this project.  There are so many words and phrases included on this fun stamp...everytime I look at it, I find more!

I stamped the image onto blue paper and then again onto yellow, since I wanted the sentiment to stand out.  I cut the words out of the yellow paper and used some foam tape to pop it off the card.  I found some eyelet lace and blue rhinestone trim  in my stash that was just perfect for this.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will participate in the hop instructions above, so you have a chance to win some awesome stamp sets!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thinking of You

We have a new challenge up today at DYSU.  We want to see your distressing...
it could be inking, ripping, sanding...any technique at all where you distress your project.

For this week we have two great sponsors:
Winner's Choice of 7 Digital Images
Winner's Choice of 5 Digital Images

This is a digi image from Gingerloft Stamps.  All the edges of my card are inked. 
 I used my Distress-It-All for the sanding.  I added some ribbon and embellies from my stash.

I hope you go on over to DYSU and check out the other DT will be inspired

Tomorrow is the Blog Hop for The Alley Way Stamps...I hope you come play with us.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Hi Everyone,

I just love this Beetle!  It's from The Alley Way Stamps set Priceless Joy
The card is so fun and bright in person...the photo really doesn't so it justice. The hubcaps are flat-back pearls colored with a Copic marker. 

The background  paper is from the Destination Collection from My Little Shoebox. 
 Love their stuff! :)

We are having a BLOG HOP on Friday to introduce the fabby new March images at TAWS.  I hope you will stop by and play along.  There will be great prizes!

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Cherish the Small Things

Happy Friday!

For today's card, I used The Alley Ways Stamps sets Background Basics and  

I used my Zutter Distress-it-all to distress the edges...I love that tool!  The paper is from My Mind's Eye,
 6 x 6 Designer Pad.  The brads are from my ever growing stash!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Hi All,

I know this looks like a Valentine's Day card but it is actually an anniversary card for my kid's who are celebrating their 3rd wonderful year together!

This week at DYSU our challenge is to use layers.  Easy peasy.

For this week we have three great sponsors:

Winner's Choice of 2 Digital Stamps

$10 Gift Certificate

$20 Gift Certificate

I got to use the Hot Chocolate image from The Paper Shelter.  This is a fabulous site that offers all things digi. Some images are already colored...I love that.  It made the card making process
soooooo easy :)  You should really check this site out everything is just adorable!

Using Microsoft Word, I imported the image and added my sentiment.  Then I printed the image three times.  I cut the mugs out and popped them up with Pop-Dots. I cut the hearts out of the third copy and popped them up, too.  I used Diamond Stickles to give them some glitz. 

I made these stick pins with some head pins and beads from my stash.

Here is the inside of the card. 

Of course this card is so thick I have to buy a padded envelope to mail it.  LOL
I  hope you go over and see the rest of the DT's cards.  You can win some great prizes, too!

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be Unique!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Today, I created this card using 3 sets from The Alley Way stamps.  I think it's so fun to find different ways to use images. I used the  Background Basics dots for the sky and inked up the chevron with various greens  for grass.  I wrapped some green floss around the card to give Foxy a place to sit.

The cloud was stamped from the Crazy Critters set and the sentiment from Talk to Me.  I ran the sun through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder.   I used pop dots to make the cloud and Foxy pop off the card.

I hope you have a great day!!


Friday, February 10, 2012

The Finish Line

It's Friday...YAY! 

 My project for today is the final page of the album I made for my kids' celebrating
their New York Marathon run. 
 I used the fantastic word bubbles from The Alley Way stamp set named
Talk to Me and mixed it with some other sentiments from Crazy Critters

These word bubbles are so fun and versatile. I use them on cards and scrapbook pages.  The best part is that the bubbles are separate from the words, so you can mix and match them with any stamp sets you already own.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I always appreciate when you leave some love.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Oh Happy Day

Happy Day Everyone,

Today I decided to make a very CAS (clean and simple) card using this adorable
squirrel image from The Alley Way Crazy Critters set. 

I went with one of my fav boy color combos - blue and brown.  To keep to the simple theme,
I only added some coordinating ribbon and  one button for embellishment. 

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Creations by Gill M - Color challenge
Divas by Design - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Buddy is 5

Hey everyone!
Welcome to a new challenge at Do You Stack Up?! This week ANYTHING GOES…. ANYTHING!!    Go and ransack your stash cause this is the perfect week to use those things you have forgotten about. 

For this week we have three great sponsors:

Stamp and Create is an online store based in the USA with worldwide shipping. We carry many stamp designs including Magnolia, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, The Greeting Farm, Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, Whiff of Joy, CC Designs, Whimsy Stamps, and more. We have a Product Spotlight sale each week with one select stamp company or category are on sale up to 25% off. We also have a Monthly Challenge and Weekly Candy on our blog.

How cute is this puppy, Buddy?  I love him!  "Buddy with Balloon"  is from  Stamp and Create.
I colored him with W grey Copics.  The 5 is a great, glittered foam number from Thickers.  I also used some Stickles on his hat for added glitz.  I went through my stash and found some cute, bright buttons.  Threaded with white floss, I think they are the perfect embellies for this fun, happy puppy.

I hope you enter this week's challenge.  It's so easy to do and you can win awesome prizes!
Have a great day!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012



Today is the release day for
February stamp sets.

We also a have a great
for you.

Go on over...I know you will love the
new stamps!

Have a great day.