Thursday, December 29, 2011

My New Stamp Company!!

I know it's been kind of quiet here.. but that's not only because I have been on vacation.. but I am starting my very own stamp company! :) woohoo.. It's called The Alley Way Stamps, we are going to be holding a grand opening.. You can click HERE to get some details about freebies, prizes, and inspiration. :) I hope you will join in the fun! hugs
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Spark Challenge

So for my creation for the spark challenge.. I loved the idea of a wall hanging photos.. and Emily totally made this cute card.. so I was totally inspired by her creation. Mine of course is a little different.. and it looks sooo easy.. and it is.. just lots of steps.. at least how I did it. :) so I took the 2 rectangle shaped signs from the hang up's set and stamped them out 1x for the large, and 4 times for the small. I then cut them out.. leaving a little border. I stuck these down to my card base temporary, and then used broken china distress ink and rubbed it all over the card.. In real life the blue is a much more pale blue.. :) then I took the masks off to have the white squares. Using a post it note, I placed it down, and stamped out the rectangles using the Pumice Stone distress ink, then using that same ink I stamped the birds all but the yellow one and the sentiment with the same color.. I used some fuzzy scallop ribbon to separate the two.. I really love how this turned out.. :)
** We are headed out of town for the Holidays and will be back on the 23rd.. so no new cards from me for a bit.. :) Merry Christmas!

Paper Smooches stamps
Word Salad-Sentiment
Hang ups- for the boxes/picture frames
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Market Street Stamp GDT

Hey everyone! Well I am so honored to tell you that Market Street Stamps asked me to be the Guest DT Member for December... So I had to make something fun and Jolly of course. I had to play with these adorable new stamps the snowflake one is called Flurries. LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp.. I would love to see these snowflakes larger as a snowflake set.. they are amazing.. The reindeer and sentiment come from the set Prancer, this is such a fun stamp, if you look closely the reindeer is made up of snowflakes.. :)
So my idea for this project was to make a chimney (you can download it from SVG Cuts)
I did something a little different where I added some American Craft ribbon to make it look like icicles, and heat embossed with white oh kraft cardstock on the chimney it's self to make it look like it is snowing.. then I thought, no chimney would be complete without a reindeer. So I added some bakers twin, a little red and gold stickles to our little fella and popped him off the chimney to give the illusion of him flying.. :) All and all I love how this turned out.. Thanks so much for stopping by.. visit The Market Street Stamps Blog for more inspiration too.. HUGS
Simon Says Stamps-photo inspiration.. reindeer and snow
The Paper Variety-inspired by a song(up on the housetop)
Wee Memories (holiday)
Creative Card Crew-tis the season

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Friday, December 9, 2011

paper Smooches Spark Challenge

WOW.. it feels so good to get a little bit of crafting time in.. so I decided to play along with the Paper Smooches Spark Challenge.. this photo to me was SOO inspiring..
How I took inspiration from this photo...

-the light blue and white with a "pop" of yellow
-The butterflies hanging in two of the frames
-Stripes on the table cloth (stripes of butterflies)
-The pattern inside the frames (dots on butterflies)
-Texture (heat embossed the dots)

I used 2 stamp sets for this creation, the Alphadots set is the spots on all the butterflies. The Word Salad is the sentiment. I used the Martha Stewart triple butterfly punch to punch out all the butterflies, and then creased them each in the middle, lined them up and placed them in rows on the card.. hope you have a wonderful weekend.. hugs

Wee Memories-anything goes

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I'm BACK!!!

Okay.. so most of you probably didn't really notice that I was gone.. but for those 1 or 2 (thanks Jenny ;) that totally did.. I just wanted to let you know I am BACK!! :) woohoo.. I am so sorry for being gone so long.. I came down with a wicked case of pneumonia and couldn't kick it..I literally did almost nothing for a month.. it was totally crazy.. well I have a little creation to share with you all.. It's a publish reject.. :( but none the less it's a fun card.. so.... here it is..
This card was made by using the stamp set Fun{tache}tic by The Craft's Meow (this is my favorite set of theirs. Lisa just came out with a bunch of new stamps too.. I really liked making this card.. and think that there are not enough fun men's designs out there.. so when I got this set in the mail, it quickly became one of my favorites..

Well I hope you all have been doing good this past month.. I have missed many of you.. I can't wait to get back in the crafty seat.. :) Have a great week.. HUGS

Wee Memories-Anything Goes
Moxie Fab World-Mustache(s)
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