Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Out Of This World... TAWS sneek peeks!!!

 It is Sneek Peek time at The Alley Way Stamps, yay!!!!  The name of this stamp set that I am sharing today is perfect, because it is Out Of This World fun!  I love how well these strips of sentiments cover the entire front of a card...


I'm not going to lie creating this card was so fun and messy!  Love it!  I started this card by embossing my stars and sentiment onto the cardbase.  I then went crazy with my distress inks and some shiny misting.  Finally I embossed the moon onto scrap cardstock, fussy cut and adhered with foam adhesive.

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Emboss It Challenge!

Make sure you check out what the other girls have created with this amazing new stamp set for your viewing pleasure (also to enable just a little hehehe!).

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

SweetStamps.com Christmas Greenery Challenge

Hello!  Welcome to another weekly challenge with SweetStamps.com! yay!  We are still celebrating Christmas in July, so this weeks challenge is to focus on Christmas Greenery...


Supplies Used:


I realize that this card doesn't have any green on it, hehehe!  Well it does have two green rhinestones that counts right?  I figured the flowers were what really counted on my card!  I love this poinsettia stamp set, and with a little wink of stella it is truly gorgeous!

I am also entering this into the City Crafter Challenge Blog: Christmas

I hope you will get a chance to join us in our challenge this week... I find it fun to bust out my Christmas stash half way through the year, it kind of cleanses the pallet, hehehe!  ( I'm so fancy!) Remember you can use ANY products you have, but you do earn an extra entry if you use a SweetStamps.com image/sweet cut... and you could win a $20 shopping spree, woo hoo!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wreathed in Love

Hello!  I hope you are having a lovely weekend so far!  We enjoyed a nice trip to our local zoo yesterday, and now we are ready to relax.  Today I am sharing this cute little mini card on The Alley Way Stamps Blog, and make sure you check out their blog today as we have another project share by the amazing Debby Hughes!  Here is what I am sharing...


I created this card using The Alley Way Stamps Wreathed in Love Stamp set, which happens to be the freebie stamp set for the month of July with your $40 purchase... sweet!   To create this card I embossed the card base with one of my new We R Memory Keepers Embossing folders (which you can find/purchase at Butterfly Ink Reflections! ).  I then die cut a circle, stamped the wreath, embellishments and sentiment onto it, and adhered with foam adhesive.  Finally I blinged my card out with some sequins!

I am also entering this into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp: Emboss it Challenge

Happy Crafting!
Lisa




Friday, July 25, 2014

PTI July Blog Hop

Hello!  Yay!!!  It's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Day!  I always love these, because I love seeing how differently each person sees the inspiration that is provided for us.  And this time there is just one photo of inspiration to work with...


I drew my inspiration from the stitched flower and the flowers on the doily...



Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI Stitches and Swirls, Botanic Silohouettes
Ink: PTI Spring Rain, Autumn Rose, Pure Poppy, and Dark Chocolate, also Avery Elle Mint 
Doily
Hemp Cord: Darice
Patterned Paper: MME
Paint Brush

I recently bought a set of nice water paintbrushes, and there is a itty bitty one that I just had to bust out for this card.  I basically painted my flower using very little water and the ink pads as my color pallet.  I stamped the inks onto my craft mat and dabbed my paintbrush right in and got to work.  I pulled my colors from the bottom up and then went back over in areas I wanted to create more dimension.  Another trick I used on this card was stamping off... I inked up my sentiment with Dark Chocolate stamped it onto a scrap paper before quickly stamping it onto my card front.  This gave it a muted look that blended more with the background.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!
Lisa

SweetStamps.com Christmas Tag

Hello beautiful people!!!  This morning I have a post up on the SweetStamps.com Blog and I would love for you to visit and learn more about how I created this lovely little tag...


Thanks and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps Old and New

Hello all!  Today I have a post up on The Alley Ways Stamp Blog sharing a fun colored card!  I was inspired by a picture of a peacock for my color combo, and played with a mix of old and new stamps.  I have used the Spotted Stamp Set to create my background and the newer sets Pick One for the flower and Mrs. Rogers Neighborhood for the sentiment.



I tried taking a close up to show the pretty shimmer on my flower, but drats it is still hard to see.  Just pretend to see it and say ooohhhh and ahhhh hehehehe!  

I am also entering this into the Crafting From the Heart Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Stamps, woo hoo!

Let me tell you when I saw the new release for Altenew I knew I had to jump on the ball get my order in the minute they opened the store... and that is exactly what I did.  Then my happy little package came with my two new stamp sets and I just had to play with one of them that very minute (thank goodness the kids were already taking their nap, hehehe!).  When I came across the sheet cake challenge at A Blog Named Hero I knew this flower would be the perfect fit for a Hero Arts Sentiment and viola...



This image was so fun to water paint with distress inks... it's so relaxing.  I'm still a beginner with water painting images, but I was happy with the result! :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa