Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Especially for You... Anything Goes Challenge at SweetStamps.com

Hello beautiful readers!!!  Did you see all of the awesome new stamps that were just released for preorder at SweetStamps.com?!  LOVE!!!!  I can't wait to get my hands on some of them myself!  Anywho, we have started a new monthly challenge at SweetStamps.com, and it's going to be a popular one for sure.... as it will always be ANYTHING GOES!!! woo hoo!!!!  Just link up anything you've newly created and share it with us!  Make sure you read the full rules on how to win over on their blog.

Now onto what I've created....  I recently received a kit of the new SweetStamps.com microfine glitters and couldn't wait to play with them...

I must admit that some of this card was purely accidental.  Yes, I wanted to create a card with the glitters and a diecut with multiple colors, but unintentionally I was able to use to colors of cardstock as well when some of the pieces didn't diecut all the way through.  This was no fault of the dies, but simply because I forgot to use my metal adapter when running this intricate sweetcut through my machine... oooppsss, and yay! hehehe!  I started by die cutting with colored cardstock.  I then used a trimmed piece of double sided adhesive sheet on a create cardstock and ran this through my machine with the die. I then peeled certain pieces away and added one color glitter, then took off more pieces for another color and so forth until the whole thing was covered.  I then adhered this to my colored cardstock diecut and adhered the this to the cardbase. The sentiment was stamped last in a coordinating color and ta - da!  whew!  I hope I didn't lose you along the way of this explanation!
Can't wait to see what you create this month!
Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:
Micro Fine Glitter: Silver, Fuschia, and Lavender
SweetCut Die: Flourish Medallion
Simple Greetings Clear Stamp Set

Monday, August 31, 2015

Blog Hop With The Alley Way Stamps

Hello!  It's hopping day with The Alley Way Stamps, and boy do we have some fun new sets to share with you today!!!! yay!!!!  If you happened to just find my post, you will def. want to start on The Alley Way Stamps Blog for full details and how to hop along.  I am playing with the new free for you with any $40 purchase this month called Party Pooper... and let me tell you I LOVE this set soooo much!  Not only are the little guys so cute, but I love the sentiment as I sing it lots to my littles when they are being grumpy...  so take a peek at what I made...

bwahahahaha!  This guy just cracks me up!  Now I have to admit I added the mouth line and eyebrows, because I just felt like he needed to be grumpy with a balloon that wouldn't float, hehe!  I stamped this little guy, balloon and sentiment on a strip of cardstock.  I then colored them with Copics and surrounded it with lots of fun patterned paper.

Now let's get onto some fun giveaway details...

Today's winner will get all THREE new sets!

If you want to be that winner, all you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions on The Alley Way Stamps Blog! We are releasing an extra set this month!!!!!

You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

For our friends that are on not Social Media, you can comment below to win - we will randomly pick from either the Rafflecopter participants or commenters!

This runs today only (AUGUST 31, 2015), so don't miss out on your chance to win!

Here is the full list for hopping along and earning more chances to win allll of the new sets!
So, are you ready to hop and win???!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sneak Peek for The Alley Way Stamps

Hello, hello!  It is sneak peek time!  Where I get to be a bit of a tease, without being too risk-ay... hehehe!  Have you checked out the other peeks yet?  If not make sure you stop over on The Alley Way Stamps Blog to see all the fun new sets that are about to be released!!!!  Anywho, I am here to share some images that will be found on the new Flap Happy Stamp Set...

hehehe!  Isn't this fun?  I love all of the fun characters in this new set, just wait til you see it!  I also used part of an older set called Gab Fest to create my sentiment.  The rest of the card involved lots of fun stamping, coloring and fussy cutting.

I am entering this guy into the following challenges too:
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Anything Goes
Marker Pop: Anything Markers

Now pop over on TAWS blog for more peeks!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Be Original!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  I'm popping in to share a card that you will also find up on The Alley Way Stamps Blog today.  I have used the super cute Penguin's On Parade Set, it has quickly turned into my favorite TAWS set, as I'm sure you've seen how much fun us DT girls have had getting crafty with it hehehe!  Here is my sweet card...

Come on, it's a chubby adorable bee!!!! I LOVE it!!!! To create this card I started by stamping my little guy in his bee custom on separate cardstock, colored him with Copics and my Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Brush Black PITT Pen.  Then I fussy cut this little guy out. ( PS - for you lucky ladies who have a cutting machine did you know that Alison also makes the SVG's available for her stamps? Score!)  I then used the negative of a die cut and blended some Distress inks together and then flicked some silver spray mist over it.  I then stamped my sentiment above the left side of my heart.  I popped my little guy up with foam adhesive and added some black enamel dots.  Finally I adhered it all to some Dear Lizzy Patterned Paper.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
AAA Cards: Maskerade Challenge 
4 Kids Challenge: Anything Goes
Marker Pop Challenge: Anything Goes with Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope this little guy has spread some smiles!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Yarr a Gem... Flashback with The Alley Way Stamps

Hello!  I am back with my second post for the day, woot woot!  Now I'm going old school and using an older Alley Way Stamps Set called Black Beard's Loot, which has some fun pirate images that my son just loves.  Take a peek at what I've created...

I had fun with this set, Copics, and Stickles.  My fun paper is from the DCWV Ocean Breeze Stack, and it worked perfectly!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge: By the Sea
Fashionable Stamping Challenges: Seaside or Beach

Stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog today to see even more fun inspiration!  Psssttt - we have a new release coming soon and it's so much fun as always!

Happy Crafting!

Anything But a Card Challenge

Hello!  Today starts a new weekly challenge at SweetStamps.com, and we are asking you to share anything but a card with us this week!  I decided to make a blank tag... sometimes I like to have these on hand so I can just write my own sentiment on the back and use it for any gift giving needs I may have...

To create this tag I started by diecutting my tag shape first and then layering with two shades of purple Peerless Water Colors.  I made sure to lay lots of water on my tag before dropping the colors in and letting them mix.  I then diecut several butterflies out of scraps I had sitting on my desk.  The top layer is cut from a cardfront I had messed up on, but was already colored with various distress inks... I think I found the perfect solution for it, don't you?

I hope you will join us this week and share your anything but a card projects with us!
Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:
Peerless Watercolors
Flutterby #2 SweetCuts
Fancy Leaf SweetCuts
Distress Inks

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Masculine Thinking of you...

I rarely remember to make masculine cards, especially thinking of you type cards, but when I was looking at the Altenew Challenge picture with the darker wood colors and my new Altenew Stamp Set Wild Hibiscus and saw a Bird image that I thought would work perfectly for what I had in mind...

I stamped the bird on watercolor paper and then used my new Altenew mini inks to watercolor with. (I tried showing a video of me doing this, but I sort of failed and didn't realize you had to hold the button to record on instagram, oppps!)  I then diecut the bottom and added the wood paper, where I stamped my sentiment from the Sentiments and Quotes Stamp Set also by Altenew.  I then added some twine around it and left the card as is.  The diecut paper was adhered with foam adhesive to help add dimension.

This card was also based on the 200th Freshly Made Sketches Challenge:

And here is the photo for the Altenew Challenge:

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday!
Happy Crafting!