Thursday, January 31, 2013

TAWS~ February Release Blog Hop

Good Morning 
Welcome to the February New Release Blog Hop
There are 3 super adorable stamp sets being released this month
Tiny Treasures
All About You
Spring Has Sprung
and you have the chance to win all 3...
(all the information on how to win is down at the bottom of my post or on TAWS blog)

You should be coming from the very talented
if not you will want to head on back to
You don't want to miss any of these fun projects!!

For my card I used this week's sketch from 
and came up with this....

Do you ever have a card you just LOVE the way it turns out? Well that is how I feel about this one :) I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
I used My Minds Eye~Moments paper pack ...I think my new favorite!!!
I knew I wanted to use this sentiment from the new release~ All About You and thought it was a perfect match to the balloon from last month's release~ Lighter Than Air!
I did a bit of sewing and lots of laying and paper piecing
with a button from my stash and some In the Navy Trendy Twine...

You are now off to see 
but before you go here is how you can win....

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! 
Here are 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.. 
1-Comment on The Alley Way Stamps Blog
2-Comment on ALL the DT girls blogs 
Jessica~~ ME~~
3-Post about it on facebook or your blog
4-Like us on Facebook (HERE)
(leave a comment here and separate comment for each of the other things that you do on TAWS Blog)
You have until tonight, Jan 31st by 10:30 PM TAWS time to leave comments.

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

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
Retro Sketches~#48
Paper Issues~ Fawning Over You
Simon Says Stamp Challenge~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

TAWS Sneak Peek Day 3~ Spring Has Sprung

Good Morning Bloggers!!!
It is Day 3 of our sneak peeks for the new
February stamps being released from 
Today I am sharing a project using the new
Spring Has Sprung 
stamp set
This set is perfect for Easter!
There are so many adorable images on this one...
I used 2 of them to make some Easter Tags

How cute are these???
I used the tag die from PTI and the adorable bunny and chick from the new set.
I colored the bunny with my copic markers then cut him out and attached him to the tag.
For the chick I stamped him on my pattern paper , cut him out as well and attached him to my tag.
Both sentiments are from the Spring Has Spring set as well.... Don't you just LOVE those fonts!
I finished my tags off with some Tuxedo crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl Jam.
I love when something so adorable can be put together so easily!
There is a giveaway over on

you will not want to miss,
All the comments posted today on their blog will go into a random drawing and someone will win this stamp set~
Spring Has Sprung

You can have up to 2 entries....
~One for leaving a comment on the TAWS Sneak Peek post
~One for sharing the TAWS Sneak Peek post on Facebook

I hope you have enjoyed my tags and don't forget to come back tomorrow for our 
New Release Blog Hop!
I am super excited to share that project!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!

Entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Issues~ Fawning Over You

Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine's Pillow Box

Hi Everyone!!
I wanted to pop in and share a Valentine's Day Pillow box I made to enter into a few challenges.
I have never played in the Make it Monday challenge w/PTI and while reading my email and checking out the new challenge I thought I would give it a try. 
I LOVE my PTI cardstock so I used some Sweet Blush for the base of my pillow box.
I do not own PTI's pillow box die but I was able to use my Cameo and cut one out :)
The challenge, besides making a pillow box was to do stamping on it so with My Creative Time's~Coffee Break Stamp set and Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink...I stamped the entire pillow box with the polka dots background.
Not only do I love the extra it gives to the pillow also matches my digi's dress :)
 The super adorable digi is from By Lori Designs~Sweetheart Valentine - Four (Puddle Jumpers Ella).
I was lucky enough to win a FB contest and the prize was the adorable Sweetheart Valentines Bundle~ 4 Super adorable images.
I colored her with my copic markers, die cut her out using my FAVORITE tag die from PTI and attaching her to my pillow box with a Black Organdy Ribbon.
Not much in the way of embellishments...I wanted to keep it simpler to really showcase the cute digi and the great texture on the pillow box.
This will make for a great treat in the hub's lunch :)

So I hope you have enjoyed my project!
Thanks so much for stopping by
and have a GREAT night!!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
Make It Monday #102~ Pillow Box Stamping
Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Valentine's Day/Love
Paper Issues~ Fawning over You
DL Art~ Linky Party
Everyday is an Occasion~ Linky Party

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Be Mine~ Valentine's Day Challenge Card

Hi everyone!!
I am back with another valentine's day card to share, so if you are looking for my
~Creative Inspirations Paint birthday card, please click HERE
or the 
~Trendy Twine Pretty in Pink Blog Hop, please click HERE

My Valentine's Day card is using this sketch from
and this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge theme which is

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-4 :: Just Cards :: Heart Of Hearts

And here is what I came up with....

I love the way this card turned out...
Such a GREAT sketch...and everything looks cuter with a PK face!
What do you think??

Supplies Used:
Paper~ Kraft, Core'dination
My Minds Eye~The Station
The Cornies
100% Sweetness
Ink~ Stazon
Dies/Cuts~ My Creative Time~
Stitched Heart Die
Heart Shaped mini punch
Other~ Trendy Twine~
Krazy for Kraft
Sewing Machine
White Gel Pen
Bingo card

Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!

Entering this into the following challenges
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge~Just Cards~ Heart of Hearts
Paper Issues~Fawning Over You
The Kraft Journal~Punch it Out
DL Art~Linky Party

CI Paint Inspired By: Anything Goes

Good Morning!
If you are looking for the Trendy Twine "Pretty in Pink" blog hop please click HERE

It is time for another fun
Inspired By Challenge 
over at
Before I share this week's challenge I want to remind you of some changes that came to the Inspired By Challenges. Instead of having a new challenge posted every week, we are going to have 2 challenges a month  and each challenge will remain open for 2 weeks. That way it will give everyone plenty of time to enter our challenges. On the weeks that the new challenges are not posted, we will share reminders about that challenge and any other news going on with CI Paint.
Also instead of allowing only 1 entry into the challenges, there will now be no have fun and link up!
This weeks Challenge~
Inspired By: Anything Goes
a fan favorite among everyone!!
For my card I used the sketch from this week's
Seize the Birthday
and came up with this.....
I used the adorable Bugaboo Stamps image~Giraffe Heart 2
and colored her with my copic markers. To add some sparkle to her I painted some of her hearts with Creative Inspirations Paint in Tutu Pink.
The additional hearts are from a fiskars punch and My Creative Time stitched heart die. Those were also painted with Creative Inspirations Paint in Tutu Pink and Fairy Dust.
For the sentiment I used My Creative Time~Vintage Sentiments and heat embossed it with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Gathered Twigs as well as a mix of Creative Inspirations Paint~Deliquesce Clear Embossing Powder and Resplendence Angel Dust.
I finished my card up with some sewing machine stitching, buttons from my stash, 3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon in White and Trendy Twine in Chocolate Cupcake.

I hope you like my project and will play along with us over at
Remember you do not need CI Paints on your project but if you have them we would
LOVE to see how you use them!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!
Entering this into the following challenges:

Seize The Birthday~Sketch (girly)
DL Art~ Thankful Thursday Red/Pink
My Kraft Journal~ Punch it Out Challenge
Dorcerela Creations~Heart and Button
Little Scrap Pieces~ Happy Birthday

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Trendy Twine's "Pretty in Pink Blog Hop"

Good Morning 
Welcome to the 
Trendy Twine
Pretty in Pink Blog Hop!
Trendy Twine is releasing 2 new GORGEOUS colors that are PERFECT for  Valentine's Day!  Just in time for all those school treats and love one's cards!
The Trendy Twine DT is hopping to help inspire you all with some fun 3D projects using the new colors!!
So here are these AWESOME new colors......
Pink Licorice and Pink Midnight
Yummy right!!!!
I know I just LOVE them!!!!

So let's keep this hop continuing.....
You should be coming from 
if not head on back to the Trendy Twine Blog HERE
you will not want to miss any of the gorgeous projects and the chance to win one of the 3 Gift Certificates being offered as blog candy!!

For my project I made a cute altered notebook~ 
Yes my
I started out with a notepad that I picked up at Walmart for $1 and covered it with some pattern paper that I had in my stash.....which was a PERFECT match to the 
Pink Midnight Trendy Twine
I wanted to do something different with the twine so I used my stitched heart die from
My Creative Time. I covered a piece of cardstock with super sticky tape..then ran lines of the twine over the top. After the area was completely covered, I die cut my heart out..Tada...doesn't it look awesome!!!
I added a button and a bow and glued it all the the notebook.
I wanted to make a cute little charm to hang from the pad as well so I used again the stitched heart die,the heart stamp that matches and some shrinky dink paper....
Talk about fun.....I think shrinking the whole thing was the best part..LOL!!
I tied it to the notebook with more Trendy Twine.
So there you have it....I hope you like my notebook!!!
You are now off to my sweet friend and fellow DT sister~

But don't go yet.....
Check this out!!!

Trendy Twine is offering these awesome gift certificates that can be used in the store

But to be elegible to win you MUST do the following:
~Be a Follower of the Trendy Twine Blog (HERE)
~Comment on EACH blog in the hop
~ "Like" Trendy Twine on FB (HERE)
3 Winners will be chosen and posted over on the Trendy Twine Blog

 if you can not wait to see if you are one of the lucky winners from the hop~
Trendy Twine is having a GREAT bundle sale on these new colors!!

$3.95 for the mini set HERE
$16.50 for the full spool set HERE
That is all I have for you guys....
Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us!!
I hope you have enjoyed my project!!!!

Here is the complete line-up in case you get lost...

Jessica ~ ME~
Kate~ NEXT~

Entering this into the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Valentine"s Day
DL Art~ Linky Party (Red/Pink)
Pile it On~ Have a Heart
Supplies Used:
Paper~ Polka Dot paper~ Stash
Jibber Jabber, Alphabet Soup
100% Sweetness
Dies/Cuts~ My Creative Time~
Stitched Heart Die
Other~ Trendy Twine~
Pink Midnight
Tuxedo, White

Friday, January 25, 2013

Be Re~Inspired w/TAWS #20

Morning Everyone!!
It is Re-Inspire time over at

Our challenge is this fun inspiration photo...
yours to interpret anyway you want

So once you create a project using any TAWS
come link it up over HERE
(don't have any TAWS stamps....did you know there are freebies you can check out HERE)
The Top Pick will be hand picked and will receive 1 free stamp sets of their choice, and 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..

Here is my card and hopefully some more inspiration...

My inspiration for my card came from the colors...Red, Pink and White
perfect for a Valentine's Day card!
I used one of my FAVORITE new stamps~ Lighter Than Air
matched up with some Trendy Twine and a few heart me makes a CUTE card for my hubby :)

Paper~ White, 
Bazzill~Candy Hearts
Core'dination~ Red
My Minds Eye~Love Me
Lighter Than Air
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Other~ Trendy Twine~
Cherry Cupcake
Pop Dots

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you play along in our challenge!!!
Have a GREAT Day!!!

Entering this into the following challenges:
Pile it On~ Have a Heart
DL Art~ Anything Goes Linky Party
Everyday is an Occasion ~ Sunday Funday Linky Party
Simply Create Too~Anything Goes
Cut It Up~ Love is in the Air

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cameo Creations~ LOVE YA Challenge

Good Morning!!!
Welcome to this our next
where it's all about  the Silhouette, all the time! 
If you have any Silhouette machine, 
whether it be the original Silhouette SD or the new Silhouette Cameo, 
Join us in on the fun. 
Cameo Creations Challenge

This week's Challenge is:
and here is the card I made....
Ruthie over at September Ninth
posted the cutest Hello Kitty Lady bug card and she even offered the file as a freebie...I picked it up and knew it was perfect for our challenge!
Isn't she just the sweetest????

Supplies Used:
Paper~ White, Black. Red
My Minds Eye~Christmas
Cuts/Dies~ Hello Kitty~
Ruthie (September Ninth)
Scalloped frame~
Silhouette Store
"Love" sentiment~
My Creative Time~ Lowercase Fun Dies
Extras~ Trendy Twine~
Cuttlebug embossing folder
bling gem

I hope you have enjoyed my project!
Now hop over to our host
for all the details and to see what the rest of the DT made!!

~~General Rules for Cameo Creations Challenges~~
~Create a project using the theme provided
~Link only the post not your blog.
~Must use a Silhouette Machine
~No back linking.
~Mention Cameo Creations in your post.
Most importantly have fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant~ Photo Inspiration
My Craft Spot~ Bling it Up
Pile It On~Have a Heart
Dynamic Duos~Red and Black w/Valentine's Theme

DL Art~ Linky Party
Everyday is an Occasion~ Linky Party

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy Birthday w/PKS

Hi Everyone!!!
I am coming down to the wire on this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge
 I am not sure why this challenge gave me such a hard time???
Maybe because after seeing those adorable new bear faces that were released and adding them to my ever growing wishlist of PKS I want I realized that my face choices for this project were very limited :(
after working on this project for days...yes days.and still not sure I am 100% happy with it 
Here it is...
I made a cupcake birthday box using the cute bear from
Kaboodle Bug Designs~Patch the Birthday Bear
changing up the file a bit by not using the patches and instead added my PK face from
PK~754 Critter Faces Set 
After inking the edges with my distress ink and putting him all together, I adhered him to a 
3D cupcake box that I bought from the Silhouette Store.
The designer papers that I added as a layer to the box is from Basic Gray~ Shine On 
I added some fun crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl Jam in Hot Chocolate, Sunflower and Goblin Green
Finally I added my sentiment using My Creative Time~ Vintage Stitched Label Dies and Card Sentiments
So there you have it....What do you think???
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT night!!!
Entering this into the following challenge:
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge~3D Objects...Bears
3 Girl Jam Challenge Blog~ It's a Party
DL Art~ Linky Party
Everyday is an Occasion~ Linky Party

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Thanks~ From All of Us w/TAWS

Time for another TAWS DT project :)
Today I have a simple all Cameo project using TAWS freebie, the new January release set
The Gang as well as the sentiment from Jibber Jabber
So here it is......
For my card I designed everything on my Cameo... I used the cute freebie school of fish from TAWS and colored them in with the designer papers from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon~ Oktoberfest
Then using a circle I grouped the fish and readjusted the cut lines to cut the one fish over the  edge of the circle
After cutting out my pieces....along with a shadow of the original circle in black and some extra pattern paper....I stamped my sentiments and put it all together.
Some glossy accents on the bubbles and my card is complete.

You know there is always a lot going on over at TAWS
~our Be Inspired Challenge HERE
~TAWS freebie's HERE
~TAWS FB page HERE where we love to see your creations!
~the store where you can purchase all these adorable stamps HERE

I hope you like this!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
DL Art~ Anything Goes Linky Party
Everyday is an Occasion ~ Sunday Funday Linky Party

Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy Birthday~ It's a Party!!

Hi everyone!
So another later than normal post by me but I wanted to finish the week of birthday celebrations with 
Bugaboo Stamps.
 My initial plan was to do the hop and enter a few challenges...
Day 7 and I am sharing my 7th card...
This will make the entire week of projects completed!
I had a blast entering each day and hope you all have enjoyed my cards.

Today's challenge was:
Cards with texture - using Freebie Friday Image
and here is what I created...
I used the freebie image and colored only sections to make the fun image pop!
The texture for my card are the candles I made using papers from Doodlebug Designs~Boys Only paper pack and some Trendy Twine in Lemon Tart.
I attached the candles to the card with more Trendy Twine in Midnight and a star button from my stash.
I also added some more texture using some brads in the upper right.
So there you have final entry into this week long birthday celebration!
Happy Birthday Bugaboo Stamps!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT weekend!!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug~ Birthday Celebration
The Friday Mashup~Birthday w/Brads
DL Art~ Anything Goes Linky Party
Everyday is an Occasion ~ Sunday Funday Linky Party

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Manly Birthday Card w/Gus

Hi Everyone!
I have another birthday card to share...posting a little later than I had planned but here it is...
And the great thing is it fits a bunch of challenges as well....
Thursday Challenge – Let’s hear it for the Boys – Masculine Card
and I used the sketch  for the new
Seize The Birthday Challenge

Introducing Gus....LOL! He is such a character!!

I did some paper piecing with him today....wanted to have his robe and slippers match the papers I was using....check out his bunny slippers....LOL!!
I also added some glossy accents to his glasses after coloring the remaining of him with my copic markers
I also ended up using my scraps to finish the inside and make my own brad!
The original brad had a sticker on the top so I peeled it off and stuck it to the pattern paper that I wanted to use. I traced the circle, cut it out then glued it to the top of the brad.
To smooth out the edges I quickly sanded it then added a layer of glossy accents to the whole thing... I LOVE the way it tuned out and the best thing....I was able to use some small scraps!

Supplies Used:
Paper~ Kraft, White
The Paper Loft~Hooked On Fishing
Stamps~ Bugaboo Stamps~
Gus Birthday~Old Fart
The Alley Way Stamps~
Christmas Magic, Jibber Jabber
Ink~ Copic
Memento Rich Cocoa
Dies/Cuts~ Oval~
Silhouette Store
Other~ Brad from my stash

So that is all I have for tonight!
Hope you like my silly manly birthday card!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT night!!

Entering this into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug~ Birthday Celebration
The Kraft Journal~ Use Your Scraps
DL Art~ Anything Goes Linky Party
Everyday is an Occasion ~ Sunday Funday Linky Party
Pile It On~ Happy Funny Birthday