Tuesday, December 31, 2013

January Blog Hop and some exciting TAWS news!!

Good Morning.

Happy last day of 2013!

Today is exciting for so many reasons, first it's TAWS January release blog hop day. Which means you get to see more fabulous inspiration from the DT using the awesome new sets!

Second, this January marks TAWS' 3rd birthday which means a whole lotta fun will be had ALL MONTH LONG!!

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Make sure to keep your eye on the TAWS blog daily!!

Since it's TAWS' birthday we decided to do a little something special on this hop, we all made a little birthday creation.

I decided to do some little treat/party favor pillow boxes. 

I thought the sentiment was perfect because swag can mean both "style" and "free stuff"!

Another fabulous thing, his fun mini set, Once Upon a Time, is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of Jan!! 

Now if you're finding my blog from the hop, then continue right along by clicking on the next DT girl's pic. 
If you are just starting here, click on Ali's pic (the first one) and start off at the beginning!

Don't forget there is a prize to be won for hopping, ALL 3 OF THE NEW SETS,  so make sure you start at the top for all the details!!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

TAWS january release sneak peek

Good morning!!

It's that fabulous time of month again when The Alley Way stamps gives a sneak peek of the new sets about to be released.

Today is day 1 of those peeks, and we are giving you a taste of the Flower Doodles set!

The images in this set are so fun and will be wonderful for adding some colour, I wanted to show you that black and white will work too.

The sentiment and the leaf image are from the set.

The best part is YOU have a chance to win yourself one of those sets!
Make sure you hop on over to the TAWS blog to find out all the details on how to be a winner.

And of course for more amazing creations using the set!!

Another fabulous bit of news is that January is TAWS' birthday, and boy have we got some fun stuff on the way. 
So stay tuned for more information, it's going to be a blast!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. :)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Love is in the air!!

Good morning!

I hope everyone is getting excited for the big day. I still have sooooooooooooo much wrapping to do.

Somehow I managed to completely spoil an 11 month old, who won't even really realize what's going on!!

Anyway, today I am sharing a lovey-dovey card i made using the fabulous new set Love Notes by Avery Elle.

This set has so many beautiful sentiments and some stellar images.

Love Notes Clear Stamp set

There are really so many possibilities!!

For the gold stripes I used the 3 lines from the Knotty set.

Have a wonderful day and a very Merry Christmas!!

a belated birthday

Happy morning to you!!
It's bright and early and I am sharing a 
non Christmas card on Christmas eve!!

This is a simple but effective birthday card I made for my nephew who recently turned one. 
Shhhhhhh.......it was in September!!

Eventually it got so late that I knew my brother in law and his wife were coming for Christmas this year, that I just waited. 
Good thing Simon doesn't know how late his present was. ;)

I love this new set from The Alley Way Stamps, Gabfest.
I just adore the font and I get to use the alphabet to create my own sentiments.

The plane is from an older set, Priceless Joy.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families!! 

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Good Morning!!

It's Saturday which mean time for a new RetroSketch challenge.

This week's amazing sketch is based on one of Laurie's amazing creations which you can see here.

I didn't stray from the design of this sketch at all.
It's simply too wonderful to change. :)

For the lovely little babe, I used the new special release set Seek Him, and the Christmas sentiment set, Christmas Magic, for the sentiment.

Hop on over to the RetroSketches blog for more inspiration from Arielle, Laurie and our December headliner Michelle.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Live in Colour

Hey there!!

Just a quick post today to share a card I made using the newly released
TAWS set True Colors.

This set makes me so happy. 
And I've been a bit obsessed with lots of colour lately!!!

This set has some great sentiments and some fabulous splotches and watercolour paint strokes. 
So fabulous!!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Save the Date

Hey there!!

I am so excited today because I get to share one of the fabulous new sets that Avery Elle release,
Save the Date.

Save The Date Clear Stamps

It's so cute, and I have so many ideas for this one. 

I did decide to go with the typical use of this set for today's card though.
(But I can't wait to get those little farm animals inky!!)

Now I didn't realize until I was taking the picture that I used the wrong date, it should be 2014 not 13!!

Oh well!

I had to layer two circles of vellum to get the look I wanted.
I've been on a bit of a vellum kick lately. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

RetroSketches #93

Good Morning and happy Saturday!

It's time for a new RetroSketch challenge, and this week
it's based on an old card of mine. 
You can see it here.

Love it, super simple and clean.

I sort of ran wild with the circles, I hope it doesn't seem like I strayed too far from the sketch. :)

I used the new TAWS mini set Meltdown.
(It's free this month with a $40 purchase.)

Be sure to head over to the RetroSketches blog for more inspiration from the DT. Then join us, play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Be Inspired Challenge

Good Morning!!

It's Friday and time for me to share a new TAWS Be-Inspired challenge with you.

Aren't these colours gorgeous?
I just LOOOVE this combo together.

So I decided to use my mini set Holiday Sparkles to create this card.

Hop on over to the TAWS blog for more inspiration and to find all the details on how you can play along. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Avery Elle release Blog Hop!!

Good Morning!!

It's that exciting time when Avery Elle releases their new sets!!
You are going to LOOOOOVE these ones. 

For today's hop I am showcasing Circle It.

I just love those fabulous dots!! 
They seem like confetti to me.

I chose to use them to surround and make a focal point on my card.

I stamped those fabulous dots in white on some vellum, and underneath the vellum is a picture I took.

I love the way it sort of blurs the photo but you can still see it.

The sentiment is from another set being released, Love notes.

Fun huh?

Now here are the details on how you can win yourself a fabulous Avery Elle gift card. 

To celebrate our December/January Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, December 8th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, December 9th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through Feedly or Blog Lovin' (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
Good Luck!!

And here is the blog hop order so you don't miss one bit of this amazing release.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Release time!!! TAWS blog hop

Good Morning!!

It's that time........blog hop time!

TIme for you to see some fabulous inspiration and a chance to win yourself all of this month's release sets.

My card features the new set Gabfest.
I just love Alison's fonts and now you can make up your own sentiments with this amazing one.

I inked this one up without taking off the sheet, everything was stilll perfectly spaced.

The mini set for this month is called meltdown and can be yours free with a $40 purchase from the TAWS store.

cute huh?

Now here are the details on how you can win yourself those sets.

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

Here is the blog hop order and links.


THanks so much for stopping by, good luck. :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

warm wishes - a CASE

Good morning!!

Things are just hopping around my neck of the woods. 
I am desperately trying to get ready for 2 craft fairs this week!
Yikes!! I am such a procrastinator.

Today I want to show you a card I made, but I can't take ANY credit for the design! This is a total CASE.
I found this AMAZING card by the fabulous Laura @ doublestick heaven.

I adore the Let it Snow stamp set, 
and have been wanting to use the tree trunks like this.
I saw her's and just had to recreate it.

The fonts on this set are just fabulous!

Please head on over to the Avery Elle blog for more inspiration from Jamie and the DT.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

true colors - a sneak peek


How's everyone feeling?

This is one sick household!
My baby and I have been sick since Saturday and now my husband has it. I must say, I think my 10 month old is dealing waaaaaay better than me and my hubby!!

Well, it's that time of month again where I get to show you a little piece of what is to come, the new TAWS December release.

I am showcasing the set - True Colors.

There are a ton of fabulous images and complimenting sentiments,
 so much fun.

I think this will be a go-to set for me for sure.

Pop on over to the TAWS blog and find out how you can win yourself this amazing stamp set!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

And because he's just so cute, even while sick.........

Photo: Even though I'm sick I can still manage a smile!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

RetroSketch #91

Good Morning!!

It's time for the new RetroSketches challenge.

THis week's sketch is based on this beauty by our Headliner Katie.
I just love how she used "journal cards" for the elements. :)

Here's my take for this week.

I used the polka dot mug and sentiment from the TAWS set Breakfast Club.
I love this set. :)

Don't forget to hop on over to the RetroSketches blog to see all of the gorgeous inspiration, then go get your craft on!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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