Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day 3 Peek TAWS

Hi All,

We are on day 3 of peeks at The Alley Way Stamps.  
  Continuing, with my "anything but a card" theme,  I made a picture frame.  This cute little frame is from
AC Moore and cost only $1.00. 

 This beautiful flamingo is from the set, Tropic Topic. I colored the flamingo with copics. From a second image, I coated the wing with Stardust Stickles and then  popped it with dimensional foam dots. The leaves, also from Tropic Topic, got a good thick coat of  Glossy Accents.  I love the new set Alphabet Soup, which I used for Florida and 2012.  Not only is Alison's font just adorable, it is so versatile. I forsee using this on many future projects. 

The adorable subjects in my photo are my Daughter-in-Love and my Great Nephew.

Don't forget we are still hopping.  For you chance to win a stamp set check out this blog entry for details.

Have a great day,

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I am your last DT stop on the hop

Behind the Alley SNEAK PEEKS!!! 

I can't believe it is almost JULY already!! WOW!!! 
We are so excited to have 4 new girls join us.. and remember that means you get to see 4 more sneak peeks.. Yay!!

It's Behind the Alley for the next 4 (weekdays) days..   There are 3  new sets from The Alley Way Stamps that you can buy on July 1st in our shop

Who doesn't love free stamps?? Here are some things you can do for a chance to win one of the new sets. THREE people will win! 

2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Comment on the taws posts for the next 4 weekdays
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)   You have until June 30th to leave comments.

Here are the DT blogs to visit

I used the new set, Tropic Topic to make this adorable little shadow box.
Wait until you see this is just the cutest ever!

I sponge-painted the box.  The frame had the perfectly sized flat area for me to stamp the word monkey.
After coloring and cutting the money out I attached it to the back wall using a piece of straw and glue dots!

Now, go on back to TAWS a let us know which creation is your favorite.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

 I recently came back from a fabulous cruise vacation and can't get the sun and sea off my mind.  Luckily, two of the stamp sets that Alison, at TAWS, released this month are are fun, ocean themed images and sentiments.  This one is from Sea Mates.

This cards has to be one of my favorites of all time.  We had a square porthole on the ship, but this is what my mind's eye sees when I think of portholes.

Using Nesties, I cut out the porthole.  Then I colored some pearls in grey to look like those screws around the porthole.  I have some really cute sea themed charms in my stash, so I used the shell.  The sentiment is also from Sea Mates.

The card bottom flips down before you can lift the front flap.

I;ve submitted this to Tuesday Throwdown  - window cards
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
As always, I really appreciate it!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ocean of Love

Happy Tuesday!

I just love this jelly fish.  He is so happy and goofy looking, right?  He is in the set, Castaways, from TAWS

I colored him with copics and then put on a light coat of Stickles Diamond so he can match the background paper.

This double-z fold card is very easy to make and is very dramatic in person.  Here is a great tutorial with
all the measurements.

The sentiment is from the same set, Castaways. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Movie Night

Hi All,

First, I want to welcome all the new Design Team girls to The Alley Way Stamps.  I know you will enrich our group with your incredible talents!

I used the newly released set, Reel Time , to make this cute microwave popcorn package wrapper. 

It really is so easy to make these covers.  Just wrap your paper/cardstock around the popcorn package. 
Use a nice strong adhesive tape to attach the ends. Take the popcorn out then  punch a hole in the center top of  both front and back of the wrapper.

Run ribbon from the front hole through to the back hole. Slide the popcorn package back into the wrapper. The package bottom looks like this. 

To remove the popcorn, just grab the two ribbon stands and pull...the package will rise up.

I hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Turtley Awesome!

Hi All,

I am loving the new set from TAWS named Sea Mates.  This set has so many adorable images with punny sentiments that just make you smile.

I colored Ms. Turtle with copics and added some Stardust Stickles on her shell for some girly glitz.

Have an awesome weekend.  Thanks for stopping by again today.  I so appreciate it!


Thursday, June 7, 2012


Hi Everyone,

Well, this is a bittersweet post for me today.  This is my last post as a DT member at DYSU
I have been with the team since Alison started it in December 2010 and have loved every minute of it. 
Unfortunately, in order to be an active, responsible DT member, takes much more time than I am able to devote right now.  What with working, preparing for our first grandchild, crafting, scrapping for my whole extended family and struggling with a SLOW computer, I just don't feel as if I can keep up with my responsibilities to the team. 

My DT sisters (current and past) at DYSU have been so supportive, fun and inspiring.  I will not say goodbye to these great gals, as I will still join in on the challenges and visit their awesome blogs.

I will still remain on the DT at The Alley Way Stamps.

Now, onto today's challenge...

 Our sponsors this week:

The Digis showcased by the DYSU DT
$15 Gift Certificate
Winner's Choice of 3 Digis

I used this adorable digi named Birdie's Birdhouse from Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps.
I paper pieced the birdhouse, Birdie's bow and apron.  The rest was colored with Copics.

I hope you will pop over to DYSU and check out the rest of the DT's inspiring projects.

I'll be back tomorrow with an adorable card using one of the newly released stamp sets from TAWS.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Perfect Couple

Hi Everyone,

Today I made an anniversary card for my hubby.  We have been married 34 years.  He always has, and always will best friend.

I used the new release set from TAWS named Sea Mates.  This is an adorable set filled with wonderful images and punny sentiments.  I used the bow from Bite Size to make the walrus into a girlie girl!

I used the embossing folder named Spots & Dots from Cuttlebug.  The flower was made with EK Success Scallop Circle 2" punch.  The flourish is from Sizzix.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!