Monday, April 30, 2012

Feeling Blue?

Happy Monday Friends,

No, I am not blue, but my Great Nephew, Ethan loves his blue Ring Pops!  He loves to show his tongue.
I took this pic while in Florida last week and just had to scrap it.  I used a TAWS May stamp release set (available tomorrow) named Monster Madness. It's an adorable set that I know you will love!

This chip board label is actually printed on the other side, but this is the back of it.  I love to find multiple uses for my stuff!

Thanks for stopping by today. 
 Don't forget to check the TAWS blog tomorrow for the new May releases!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Magic Time

Hi Everyone,

This week at DYSU, we want to inspire you.  So, take some inspiration from our talented team --
 colors, sketch, themes, style, however your inspiration takes you! 

We have three fabulous sponsors this week:

Little Darlings - $10 Gift Certificate
A Day for Daisies - $16 gift certificate
The Paper Shelter - $20 Gift Certificate

Continuing to use my Christmas Magic sentiment stamp set from TAWS, I made a mini explosion album.  I love these little albums.  I haven't filled it with pictures, because I am going to give it as a gift to a very dear friend of mine.

The cover snow globe was cut from Cricut's Doodle Charms.  That was one of my first cartridges all those years ago...and I still love it!


I hope you go on over to DYSU and check out the DT's fabulous projects.  I know you will be inspired to create something and post it on the blog.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012


If you came from Lisa's blog, you are in the right place. If you've just popped in...please start here for a fun hop.


Behind the Alley SNEAK PEEKS!!! 

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 April has in store for you.   There are 4  new sets from The Alley Way Stamps that you can buy on May 1st in our shop. 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 March 31st to leave comments.

Here are the DT blogs to visit

I am excited to introduce you to Mad Gab.  It is a sentiment set that is crammed full with so many different words... you will love it! 

This is the first page of 2 new 8" x 8" albums I am making for my kids and niece in Florida.
Yes, I do their scrapping, as well as, my own.  I am a busy beaver!

Here is my Great Nephew, Evan and my son, Grant.  You will see a lot of this sentiment set in the coming weeks, as I will be using it for many of my layouts.

I hope you go over to TAWS and follow the rules so you can get the chance
to win one of these fabulous new stamp sets.
Thanks for hopping by.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Very Merry

Hi Again,

This is my second post for today.  I used Taws Christmas Magic again...loving that set.

I stamped the sentiment with a slow drying chalk ink and sprinkled on some embossing glitter
 for a nice sparkle.

The fat felt tree is from my ever growing stash.  I picked it up on sale for like 50 cents after last Christmas. 
Actually, it came in a set of three different trees...really cool.

Take care and have a great weekend!

For You Daddy

Hi Everyone,

We have a new challenge up for you at DYSU.  This week we want to see STRIPES in your project. 

We have three amazing sponsors this week:

£10 voucher

Winner's Choice of 5 Digis

A "Toodle Club Membership" and a free Toodle Birthday Calendar.

My card was made using this adorable stamp named Armchair Bear from Lilli of the Valley.
It's a super image of a daddy bear and his child.  I love it for Father's Day. 
I colored everything with copics  then added some crystal effects on the cup and gift. 
The sentiment is from The Alley Way Stamps set named Jibber Jabber.  I wrapped twine around the cards for some extra texture. 

I hope you check back a litle later for my second post of the day highlighting TAWS.
Thanks so much.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Peace & Comfort

Hi Everyone,

Don't you feel like running outside and building a snowman??  Hee Hee.
Here is another Christmas card I made using  TAWS wonderful April release set 
 named Christmas Magic.  It's such a great set!

I added the adorable blue rhinestone trim, embroidery floss and mitten charm and snowflake that I had in my stash.  Yes, my stash is very, very large. :)

Gotta go work on another Christmas card!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, April 12, 2012


Happy Friday Everyone,

I've made a slew of Christmas cards for my  TAWS posts this month.
 Christmas Magic is one of the new sets Alison released this month.  I love this set because it is so versatile.  It has so many wonderful sentiments that I know I will be using it A LOT!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!


Some Day!

Hi All,

Today at DYSU we have a new challenge up and this one is easy!!!
Bling and Glitter!! 

This week we have three sponsors:
Winner's Choice 5 Images

Winner’s Choice of 3 Images

$25 Gift Certificate

It's hard for me to get really good photos of glitter and/or rhinestones, but I did my best.
The images are from Doodle Factory and colored with copics.  For the glitter I used Stardust stickles.
The stars and moon are rhinestones I found in my stash.

I hope you pop over to DYSU and check out the other projects from our talented design team. 

Have a great day.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Happy Wednesday Everyone,

I am loving the banners that are showing up everywhere these days. 
I made this card using one of the new April stamp releases from TAWS.  This one is named
Get The Point.  It is loaded with different banner shapes, patterns and sentiments.

I stamped the banner shape onto patterned papers and cut them out.  Then I strung them together with twine.  The flowers are from Prima.

I hope you pop over to TAWS and see what the other talented DT members made for you today.

Have a great day.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cupcake Freebie

Got something super special for you today...
Alison over at The Alley Way Stamps is giving away this adorable
cupcake and sentiment digis for FREE. 

I printed the image onto different pattern papers in order to paper piece the cupcake. 
Using Microsoft Word, I imported the sentiment and pasted it three times to make the bottom border.
Some Stardust Stickles adds some beautiful glitter to the cupcake pattern and candle.

Go on over here to download your free digi!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.