Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Taws Aug Blog Hop

Blog hop time with TAWS..
Something NEW!! One person will win ALL 3 NEW SETS!! YEP!! So if you want that person to be you.. all you have to do is comment on the hop! 
for more chances you have to win.. visit The Alley Way Stamps Blog

My creation.. I used the new Party Animal, and Admit One Set..
 hehe.. don't you just love paper piecing..and this little lion is so much fun! I do.. and if I can use stitching to bring out the background, that makes it almost a perfect card. :)
oh, I used little brads over the wheels as well.. 

Here are the DT Blogs to visit


So start hoppin' :) the next on your list is Arielle I know she will have something AMAZING!
Thanks for stopping by!
Simon Says Anything goes
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Saturday, July 28, 2012


Today is a day to Celebrate! hehe.. The Alley Way Stamps is sponsoring Retro Sketches, you have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the store.. and this time around I am playing.. I always LOVE their sketches.. but really wanted to try my hand at this one.. So here is what I cam up with.. You also get to have an extra sneak peek of some of the Aug TAWS stamps.. The little Lion is from Party Animals, and the Celebrate sentiment is from the Cover Ups :) 

I hope you will come and play along with us.. 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dream in Color

I really wanted to play along with Cas-ual Friday's Black on Black challenge.. and my mind goes straight to a pop of color.. soo this is what I came up with..

It was super hard to not have any white "over spray" of embossing powder.. but I think it looks pretty good.. :) I used the Chatterbox sentiment set from The Alley Way Stamps to make the sentiment pop.. I cut out the word dream and used the negative space. I also added a little paper pircing to ground the word.. Thanks for stopping by..

Don't forget to come by tomorrow over at the TAWS blog for some fun ways to win the new AUG stamps :) See you there..
Pink Elephant-Summer

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Hey Cupcake Video

Hey everyone! Here is a new Video with Ali.. 
using just a few sets to create this Punny card.. Let me know what you think.. Enjoy! 
some fun speech bubbles....
 whipped cream, and a mustache on the pie
lot's of fun details..
Watch how I made it, and follow along....
Scrapbooker's Paradise-Keep it soft
Frosted Designs-Patterned Paper only
Perfect Sentiments-anything goes
Moxie Fab-Hello
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TAWS BE Inspired #7

YES!! I NEED this bag.. I am in love with it.. :) well it's that fun time again TAWS BE Inspired Challenge.. and what better way to BE Inspired then by rays, and a purse.. right? Here is what I came up with..

Well of course I took the rays as my inspiration.. I also used the oval and created a circle behind the flamingo to help ground her. I wanted the sentiment to have beautiful more muted colors instead of the harshness of black. I paper pierced each ray to give it a little more interest. 
On thing fun about this Tropic Topic set.. is there is an extra eye. This was made for the purpose that you can replace any of the animals with their eyes closed to having them opened.. so that's what I did.. and I love how it turned out! I used the Alphabet Soup, and Hey Cupcake for the sentiment.



Moxie Fab-Hello Challenge
Simon Says-No Rules
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

On Cloud 9

When I saw the colors for the Play Date Cafe.. I knew instantly what I wanted to do.. they are so fun and fresh.. I couldn't wait to play along.. Also at CAS-ual Fridays they are having a "let's strip" challenge.. so I got the idea for the sky from them.. I really wanted to add some interest to my card, since I knew it was going to be a CAS card.. so I used felt for the clouds.. and popped the little one up on pop dots. The 9 was taken out of the strips of paper used to make the sky. I also popped the whole sky piece up so that they 9 would be shadowed.. I wanted to use the yellow under the 9 but didn't want just a plain yellow.. so I found a piece of old ledger in one of the paper packs I had. I love how it turned out.. just gives it a tiny bit more interest.. I was so inspired by one of my favorite cards ever.. from my friend BARB.. she rocked this card here... that I new right away that I wanted to case it and make it my own.. :) 
I loved the card, but felt like it needed just a little something more.. so I decided to paper pierce the edges.. giving it just a little bit more, without adding anymore color.. 
Hope you all are enjoying your weekend..

Moxie Fab has a Tuesday trigger photo that I was inspired by also..
-paper trey ink-cloud and numbers dies..

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Monday, July 9, 2012

**The Eyes of HOPE** Special POST

Spread the word of HOPE!
This is my good friend Amy's son Drake. He is a sweetie.. Not even 2 weeks ago he was injured in a BB Gun accident, and is FIGHTING to regain the site in his left eye. 
Read his story HERE
I know I have the most AMAZING followers out there! So I am asking you to HELP! This little boy wants to make bracelets to spread his word of HOPE! There are a few ways to help.
- Send in beads, jingle bells, and feathers 
Drake Sorensen’s Hope Bracelets for Children
2826 W. Afterglow Lane
LehiUT 84043

-Spread the word on your own personal blog/FB page
-Donate- (the right hand side of his blog has a donate button) all funds will go to getting bracelet supplies and pay for his medical bills..
I hope you all will join with me in spreading Drake's story.. of HOPE!!!
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Friday, July 6, 2012

BE Inspired Challenge #6

 we are changing our BE Inspired Challenges just a bit.. I think you will like it! Instead of Once a month, we are going to TWICE a month.. Every other FRIDAY!! So mark it down, and come play! Since we will be doing it 2 times a month.. the prizes are changing just a bit :)

 Christmas in July! :) 

For all the rules visit the TAWS blog :) 

for my creation I went with the cute little stockings from the Fa-la-la set. These were so much fun to paper piece and this card really just flew by.. 

I added some fun little details.. brads, twine to this card to make it have a more "homey" feel.. :)

Christmas Cards All Year Round-HERE
Crafters Companion-Christmas
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