Wednesday, July 31, 2013

TAWS august release blog hop

Good Morning!!

It's that time again, time for the TAWS August release blog hop.
Where you have two chances to win your very own TAWS stamp set.

My card was made using the new set Bumps in the Night.

Now when you see the actual set you will see that my take is a bit out of the ordinary theme of the set!
But I just couldn't help myself, that moon and star were calling to me to make a baby card. :)

Here are the ways you can win. 
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

(leave a separate comment for each that you do)

You have until Tonight at 9:00PM TAWS time to leave them. 

This fun mini set, Funky Feet, is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of July!! Nothing to do but shop.. this little guy will be added to your package..

Now it's time for you to hop!!
Click on each of the DT's pics for their specific blogs.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Avery Elle mini note cards

Good Morning!

I have a cute set of mini note cards to share with you today.
I made them using Avery Elle's mini set, Ikat Additions.
And Roll With It for the sentiments.

This set is fabulous!

Our 2" x 3" Ikat Additions clear photopolymer stamp set may be mini in size, but it packs a lot of punch.  This set allows stampers to create even more Ikat patterns when used alone or with the coordinating Ikat clear photopolymer stamp set.

And it coordinates so well with the Ikat set!

This modern and fresh 4" x 6" Ikat clear photopolymer stamp set is like no other.  Use the strips to easily create amazing backgrounds.

So many possibilities!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Just a heads up, the new release blog hop will be happening Aug 8th, so be sure to check out the Avery Elle blog for more details. :)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

TAWS August sneak peek! Crazy Circuits

Good Morning!

I'm so excited because it's Day 1 of the TAWS August release sneak peeks!!

I get to share with you today a sneak of the set Crazy Circuits.
The images are too darn cute.

Like this oh-so-handsome guy.
I just LOVE his facial expression!!

The background is actually from the mini free with $40 purchase set, Iconic.
Which will be available in the store in august to purchase.

Head on over to the TAWS blog to see what the rest of the DT has to share. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

(and remember to check out the TAWS blog over the next few days for more release sneak peeks and more chances to win a set of your own!)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

RetroSketch #74

Happy Saturday!!

It's time for a new RetroSketch.

This week's is based on an old one of mine, which you can see here.

I used the flat bottomed clouds die by MFT and a stamp from
one of my Studio Calico card kits that I have just recently started getting.

Please head on over to the RetroSketches blog to see the gorgeous creations that Arielle, Laurie and Lisa have to share. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, July 26, 2013


Hey there!

Today I am sharing a card I made for a good friend of mine who just finished school for her second career.

For this card I decided to bring out my TAWS learning curve set.

I used the adorable little pencil and that lined star
 for the background and accents.

The sentiment is from the jibber jabber set, which is one of my favourite sentiment sets.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, July 22, 2013


Please forgive me, I did it again, I totally blanked on my post. :(

My only excuse is we have family in town. 
I finally got to meet my handsome nephew!!
Well, and the cousins got to meet for the first time.
It was awesome, they sort of hugged each other. Too cute.
My nephew is 10 months and E is 6 months.

On to the sketch.

This sketch is based on this beautiful little card by Arielle!

I again used TAWS sets Black Beard's Loot and Land Ho.

Be sure to hop on over to the RetroSketches blog to eye up the gorgeous inspiration Arielle, Laurie and our headliner Lisa have to share.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, July 19, 2013

TAWS be inspired #33


Yay! The week is almost over.

BUt not quite, and today marks the start of a new TAWS Be Inspired challenge.


1) You MUST use an image from The Alley Way Stamps (you can find freebies here!) Projects will non-TAWS images will be deleted.
2) You must mention this challenge and link to it in your blog post. If you link from a gallery, please paste the challenge addy into the description of your pic.
3) - The challenge linky closes on  at Noon, TAWS time (Mtn) on Thursday before the next challenge starts..!!!


The Top Pick will be hand picked by Alison, and will receive 1 free stamp set of their choice, along with a badge to proudly display on their blog. 
One Random winner, will receive 1 free stamp set of their choice, and a winners badge to proudly display on their blog.
Fun huh?

I just love these colours!

I decided, in end, against going with the festive theme, and opted for a celebration theme. The presents kind of spoke to me!

As I'm writing this I'm thinking it looks a bit top heavy!
Oh well.

I used the flowers from Tropical Hideaway, and the banner with sentiment from Wish Big.

The sketch inspiration actually came from the most recent

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Be sure to head over to the TAWS blog for more wonderful inspiration. :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Good Morning!!

Today I am sharing with you a card I made using the new

I wanted to try and do something different with the banners, 
so I stamped them, then die cut them with a postage stamp die.

I really like the way they turned out!

Be sure to pop on onver to the Avery Elle blog for more inspiration from the fabulous DT.

Thanks so much for stopping by, 
have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

you rock

Good Morning!

Things are starting to wind down here, the Stampede only has one day left.
Thank goodness! Don't get me wrong I like parts of the Stampede.
It's just that things are so busy, and it's saddens me that animals die every year for sport. 
I do LOOOOOVE the midway rides and deep fried foods though. :)

Anyway, I have a card made using this week's new RetroSketch.

It's based on this beauty by our July headliner Lisa.
Now if you think that card is beautiful wait until you see her re-take!

My card isn't exactly beautiful, it's a bit hardcore!!
But I was wanting to use the skulls from the July TAWS set,

I also used some yummy Trendy Twine in Limeade, from Annie's Paper Boutique.

Head on over to the RetroSketches blog to admire the gorgeous creations The other girls have for you this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I also have to add a couple of pics of the creature taking up all my time lately!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pirate Pirates Pirates!

Good Morning!

I have a cute Birthday card to share with you this morning
using one of the new July release TAWS sets.

I just love this new set!!

Thanks for stopping by today,
have a fabulous week.

with sympathy


I hope you are having a wonderful week so far.
Today I am sharing with you a card I made using the new sentiment set from Avery Elle, Oh Happy Day.

Use the sentiments in our 4" x 6" Oh Happy Day clear photopolymer stamp set  to create gorgeous tags, gifts, cards and scrapbook pages.  With cute and fresh sentiments such as " oh happy day" and "oh shoot" as well as classics like "congratulations", this set will be used time and again.

This set is so fantastic!! 
The font is incredible, I love it.

I also used the stripes from Knotty to create the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Don't forget to click on over to the Avery Elle blog for more daily inspiration.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Avery Elle release blog hop

Good Morning!

Although these sets have been available since June,
We are having another fabulously fun blog hop to remind you how amazing this release was, and to showcase sets we didn't in the first one!!

I used Texture Tiles to make this mini card.

I also used Handwritten Notes for the sentiment.

To celebrate our June/July 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, July 7th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, July 8th. 

All products are now available for purchase in the Avery Elle store.

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 on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are ) 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 Google Reader or 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)
Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!!

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