Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps October New Release Blog Hop


I so, so love the Tickle Me Happy set. I combined it with swatches from True Colors to create this unique and colorful card!

Today is the big day! Are you ready to see the August Release??
And... are you ready for the chance to win all THREE sets?

If YOU want to be that lucky winner, all you have to do is comment on the hop! 

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

Here are ways you can win: 

1-Comment on The Alley Way Stamps Blog
2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Post about it on Facebook or your blog
4-Like us on Facebook
5-Follow us on YouTube
6-Follow us on Pinterest

(leave a separate comment for each that you do)

You have until Tonight at 9:00PM TAWS time to leave them!
All winners will be announced tomorrow, October 1!

This cute mini set, Lava YOU, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of October!!! 
It will automatically be added to your order, so shop away!

Click below to hop - GOOD LUCK!!!


I'm entering this into the Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes Challenge.

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps
Ink: Distress Ink, Memento

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Crafter's Companion Halloween Coffin Card

I am already in the Halloween spirit! I know it's still pretty far off, but it's one of my favorite times of year and I couldn't resist creating a fun card using the new Black Coffin Cards from Crafter's Companion. 

There are also some new Halloween stamp sets coming out, so I used them along with the card to create this fun project!!

First up, I colored in this little skull from The Haunting set.  He's scary and silly at the same time, right? I love it! I used my Spectrum Noir markers.  I combined greens and greys together to create a more realistic look.  Don't be afraid to combine different color families together with your markers.  You can achieve some really amazing effects! For his skull, I used: LG1, LG2, IG1, IG2, IG8, CT1 (for the eyes) and the Blender.  The spider was created using IG4, IG6 and the Blender pen.

Here is the finished skull before I cut him out:

The multiple layers of color give it a pretty cool effect, huh?
Then I decided to color in the pumpkins and fence from the Look Whooo's Watching set.

For the pumpkins, I used OR2, OR3, TN5 and TN9.  The fence was TN3,TN5 and TN6.  

For the space in between the slots, I used True Black.

I fussy cut everything out and I adhered it to the card base using my Extra Strong Permanent Tape Runner.

I trimmed off the excess image from the back of the card.

Then I grabbed The Haunting set again and used a sentiment from it.  I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the Ultra Smooth Premium Paper to soften it up.  I didn't want the harsh white paper on that shimmering black background.

I distressed the top and bottom of the sentiment, too.  I thought it would really fit with the card.  Then I trimmed off the excess from the sentiment, too (from the back again).

Here are a few more looks:

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies available on the Crafter's Companion site unless otherwise noted.

Sequins: Lawn Fawn
Edge Distresser: Tim Holtz

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps Sneak Peek: Snow Daze

Today we are giving a sneak peek at the new sets coming out in October for The Alley Way Stamps! This card was created using Snow Daze!

I heat embossed some of the larger snowflakes and stamped the rest in navy blue and gold.  I added the touch of vellum to the front to soften everything up.

You can win this set! Find out how at The Alley Way Stamps Blog!

I'm entering this into the Inky Chicks: Anything Goes Challenge.

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps
Ink: Memento
Embossing Powder: ZING

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thankful For You!

Hi! The weather is changing in the Chicagoland area and that has me thinking of Fall! I used the leaves from Livin' Fossils (yes, this set is SO versatile - it's not just the dinos that are cute!) and a sentiment from It's Fall About You!

I'm entering this in the Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes Challenge.

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