Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sealed With a Fish!

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
* $10 Gift Certificate 

The Stamping Boutique
* Winner’s Choice of 3 Digis

Melonheadz -
* $15 Gift Certificate

For my project for Under The Sea, I used the newly released stamp set by The Alley Way Stamps
named Sea Mates.  This is a great set with some adorable images and punny sentiments to go with them.

The fish facing left is the actual image, but I wanted one to face it for a kiss so I used the stamping technique called reverse image stamping.  I found this tutorial from Bo Bunny that will show you how easy it is to reverse any stamp.

I colored these guys with copics then put on a nice thick coat of Crystal Effects so my fisies will shine!

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


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

you Blow my mind

Welcome to Day 3 of The Alley Way Stamps Peeks! 

I love this guy!  He's from the new set named Castaways.  This set is loaded with adorable sea creatures and great punny sentiments to go along with them. 

I colored this cutie with copics.  I also colored the pearls with the copics to make sure they matched.  The paper is from Bo Bunny. 

Don't forget the hop is still going on, so if you haven't visited yet, I hope you go to TAWS and follow the hop so you can have the chance to win some great have until tomorrow!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, May 28, 2012


                         Behind the Alley SNEAK PEEKS!!! 

I can't believe it is almost JUNE already!! WOW!!! Well...
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 June has in store for you.   There are 3  new sets from The Alley Way Stamps that you can buy on June 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

So lets get hoppin.. don't forget to come back to this blog post at TAWS and tell us what you think :)

I love making these little party favor gifties.  The stamps I used are from the new set named
Reel Time. 


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Happy Thursday,

We have a great new challenge up over at DYSU.  It's for the birds!!!

Here are the prizes from this week's great sponsors:

Meljen's Designs -
* Winner Choice of 4 Images

Robyn's Fetish -
* Winner’s Choice of 5 Digital Stamps

Little Claire's Designs
Winner - Little Birdie Told Me stamp set

I used the image Bird's Little Letter from Meljen's Designs.  I think she has some of the most adorable, whimsical digis on the net!
I used copics to color the birdie.  The sentiment was computer generated. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you pop over to DYSU and check out the rest of the DT creations.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sweet Baby Mine

Hi Everyone,

Isn't this one of the cutest babies ya ever saw?  Hee Hee, I think so!  This is my Great Nephew, Evan.
I am working on a board book scrapbook for my niece; his Mom.

I love making these board books.  I buy them for $1.00.  After I cut  the books apart, I sand the pages so that the papers have some "tooth" to grab onto.  I always use gel medium as the adhesive.  I have found through the years that this is the best glue for these books. 

The title is stamped with The Alley Way Stamps set, Mad Gab

As I finish the pages, I will post them.

Have a great day and thank you again for stopping by.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Welcome Friend

Copic Marker Scrapbooking 6 copic ciao marker (North/South America), Martha Stewart punch (rest ofthe world)  

  The  Pink Cat Studio Winner’s Choice of 5

 DigisRibbon Reel £10 Gift Voucher

Hi Again,

This week at DYSU we want you to use a landscape in your project.  It doesn't matter if your
landscape includes land, sea or air...your choice. 

My landscape and fun fello, Teeko, is from Doodle Factory Stamps Tropics collection. 

All are colored with Copics.  Teeko has a nice thick coating of Diamond Glaze to make him shine. 

The sentiment is from two more of Alison's stamps sets.  Welcome is from Jibber Jabber and  friend is from Monster Madness.

Thanks again for stopping by.


Welcome Neighbor

Happy Thursday,

This is the first of two posts today.
I made this card using 2 stamp sets from TAWS.  Alison's sentiment sets are so versatile.  You can really make any sentiment that you need by mixing and matching her sets.

For neighbor and new I used this month's new set named Mad GabWelcome is from Jibber Jabber

The houses are cut from a sticker made by 3 Birds Designs

Our BLOG HOP with Ribbon Caoursel is still going on, so I hope you check out yesterday's post here and follow the HOP...there are some great prizes to be won!

Please check back later for my DYSU challenge post.

Thanks so much.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


We are thrilled to be teaming up with the Ribbon Carousel today for an amazing blog hop packed with tons of talent and inspiration for your enjoyment 
with a pot of gold at the end for the blog hoppers! 
That's right.  I mean prizes! We're talking some GREAT prizes!  
A little about the Ribbon Carousel -
We have partnered with another Woman-Owned-Business, literally in the same county here in WA state, to help manufacture the Ribbon Carousels©. Sherri is a gem and I am very grateful for all she does. The raw materials are made in the USA.  So the entire product, from design to finish employs and supports people here in the United States.  This was VERY important to me, and I hope it is to you too.  You are getting a product that is of the highest quality, gorgeous, functional and made by two U.S. women-owned businesses.  

Now, lets talk about the prizes!  
One lucky blog hopper will win a ribbon carousel  and another lucky blog hopper will win TWO stamp sets of their choice from The Alley Way Stamps!

There are TWO MORE prizes up for grabs!  We will be giving away a $10 gift certificate on our Facebook page and The Alley Way Stamps will be giving away a stamp set on their Facebook page (winner's choice!)

Here's what you need to do to qualify for the Facebook prizes:

1. Head on over to the Ribbon Carousel's Facebook pagelook for the post about this blog hop and say hello there!  Be sure to "like" us if you haven't already!
2.Head on over to The Alley Way Stamps Facebook page and say hello there, too!  Be sure to "like" us, too!
3. Come back to our Facebook page and tell us you've done it!
4. Share the post on our Facebook page about this blog hop with a friend for an extra 
    chance to win!

So if you came to us by Lisa thanks for hoppin with us and make sure to leave a comment here and on both the Ribbon Carousel's Facebook page and Our Facebook page.. :) 

I used the Kitchen Gadgets 2 set from TAWS and the twine is from Ribbon Carousel.
Thanks so much for stopping by today you are off to Danielle's blog now...


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monster Bookmark

Happy Tuesday,

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day.  I surely did! 

Isn't this little monster adorable?  I made this cutie into a bookmark for my nephew who loves to read.
The monster is from The Alley Way Stamps set named Monster Madness

I got the idea from this tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers.
It's really easy to make one, or many,  of these bookmarks for little gifties or favors. 
 You can see it's magnetized... So clever! 


DO YOU STACK UP  is having a DT call. 
If you've always wanted to be the member of a design team, go on over and check it out.  These ladies are fantastic to work with!!

Thanks for stopping by again today.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Thursday Everyone,

This week at DYSU we have a very easy challenge...use a flower somewhere on your project.
It doesn't get much easier than that!

Here are our fabulous sponsors this week.

Inspired Stamps

Digi Darla


The Greeting Farm

Winner´s Prize
Inspired Stamps   $15 store credit
The Greeting Farm  -  Winners Choice of 1 Clear Stamp set
Digi Darla  -  Winner’s Choice of 5 Digis

Sponsor Website
Inspired Stamps
The Greeting Farm  -
Digi Darla  -

I was lucky enough to get some physical product to work with this week.  This beautiful flower came from a set named Flowers by Inspired Stamps.  I stamped the largest flower 3 times onto red card stock.  I cut out the center of one image.  I cut the second flower out  and then cut off a few petals.  Then, I cut the entire image out of the third  flower.  I coated all three pieces with a nice thick layer of  Glossy Accents.  Using foam dots, I stacked the pieces. 

I hope you go over to DYSU and check out the rest of the DT creations. 

Have a great weekend and thanks for coming by today.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hello There

Hello There Chickies,

Here is another card I made using The Alley Way Stamps' new releases for May.  The sentiments are from Mad Gab, Kitchen Gadgets 2 the adorable Chickie is from Priceless Joy.

I paper pieced the chick.  These delicious papers are from My Minds Eye  6 x 6 pad named Fine and Dandy Girl.  The flowers are Prima. 

I hope you go on over to TAWS and check out the other great  projects there to inspire you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Monday, May 7, 2012

I heart you!

Happy Monday Everyone,

Isn't this colander just adorable?  I think so.  It's from Kitchen Gadgets 2, one of the new sets debuted last week at The Alley Way Stamps.  The sentiment is from Mad Gab, which is another one of the
new sets at TAWS.

It's hard to tell. but the colander is stamped onto silver card stock.  I used Staz-On so that it wouldn't smudge.  I stamped the hearts, also from Kitchen Gadgets 2, and colored them in with Copic R27.  Then I used red Stickles on some of the hearts to make them pop.  I added some extra bling on the corners with rhinestones.

I will be giving this card to my DH next month for our anniversary. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today,


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Thursday,

Doesn't this little soaker just make you smile?  I thought it was a girl bear, but HIS name is
Charles Relax.  I chose to ignore that and made her Charlene Relax!

This week at DYSU our challenge is to use circles in your project.


These are the two wonderful sponsors for the challenge.

  Crafty Sentiments - Winner's Choice of 4 Images

Folded Paper - Winner's Choice of 3 Digital Stamps 

I colored the image with copics then added pearls for the bubbles. 

I hope you go on over and check out the rest of the DTs fabulous projects.  Link up your project and you might win a great prize.

Have a great day.