Wednesday, July 31, 2013

TAWS August Release Blog Hop

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Are you ready for your chance to win ALL 3  NEW SETS?!
All you have to do is comment along the blog hop!  Here is a break-down of all the ways you can win! The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

1 - Comment on The Alley Way Stamps Blog
2 - Comment on the DT girls' blogs
3 - Post about it on Facebook or your blog
4 - Like TAWS on Facebook

Leave a separate comment  on the TAWS blog for each that you do!

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

This fun mini stamp set, Funky Feet, is FREE with your $40 TAWS purchase during August.  How stinkin' (no pun intended) cute is this set?!

Okay, are you ready to hop?!  Here's the official TAWS DT Blog Hop won't want to miss a thing!

I was inspired by the Color Throwdown #253, Word Art Wednesday, and Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes to create this lovey-dovey robot card:)

I used the brand-spankin' new stamp set called Crazy Circuits from The Alley Way Stamps for my card today!  I can't wait to give this one to my hottie hubs sometime soon...just because I love him so!  I inked up the cute little robots and colored them a little with some Copics...added a bit of sparkle to one of them, made her a wee bit girly!  How fun are those pixel-ed hearts and the adorable sentiment!

A brand-new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge goes live at 8:00 AM CDT tomorrow, August 1st!  You won't want to miss it!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Sizzle My Circuits (TAWS)
Ink:  Black Tuxedo (Momento), Tangerine Tango (SU), Copic Markers
Paper:  White (PTI), Abroad (Studio Calico)
Other:  Twine, Sequins, Stickles

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Iron Craft - Christmas in July

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How about a little Christmas in July?  Chaitali over at Cuts, Crops and Creativity asked me to join her for the Iron Craft Challenge #22 using Uniko Studio's Text Style Christmas Patterned Paper Collection and Christmas in July theme!  How fun is that?!

Here's a glimpse at the beautiful Uniko Studio Text Style Christmas Patterned Paper that I'm giving away! All you have to do is leave a comment here and/or at Chaitali's blog for your chance to win!

The Freshly Made Sketches #96, Friday Mashup #120, Merry Monday, Stamp and Create: Christmas in July, and Dare to Get Dirty at SCS inspired me even more to create a Christmas in July card!

While using the beautiful Text Style Christmas from Uniko Studio, I couldn't help but ink up the fabulous Label Love: Christmas stamp set to go along with it!  I love the variety of fonts on this card...two different fonts on the papers and then a classically bold one for the stamped sentiment!  Add a doily, a little ribbon, some button and twine, then a sprinkling of sequins...and my Christmas in July with Patterned Paper card is ready!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!
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Label Love: Christmas (Uniko)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake (SU)
Paper:  Christmas Text (Uniko), White (PTI)
Other:  Fishtail Flag Stax, button (MFT), Hemp Cord (Hemptique), Seam Binding (Verve), Sequins (Avery Elle), Doily, Sewing Machine, Thread

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The Alley Way Stamps - August Sneak Peek Day 2

It's Sneak Peek Day 2 over at The Alley Way Stamps!  Today, I'm giving you a little peek of the new Stack 'Em High stamp set..a great border and background builder set!  I did a little fussy cutting of one of the beautiful images and added the sweet sentiment from the set, as well!

The Pink Elephant Challenge today is all MASCULINE!  Hope you'll join us!

The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #189 was the basic layout of my masculine card.

The Glitz Uncharted Waters papers and journaling stickers worked great to keep a masculine look, even with added sequins!  LOL!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Stack 'Em High (TAWS)
Ink:  Black Tuxedo (Momento), Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
Paper:  Rustic Cream (PTI), Uncharted Waters (Glitz)
Other:  Circle die (Nestabilities), Uncharted Waters Journaling Stickers (Glitz), Sequins (Avery Elle)

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Get Well Wishes

Happy Sunday, friends!  I had a chance to get my craft on just for fun today!  I adore this WPlus9 stamp set, Blanket Stitched creates the most darling flowers in any color!

The Flashback Unscripted Sketch #27, Inspired By #85, Pinspired #14, and WPlus9 Mood Board #17 were a great combination of challenges to show off some of my favorite goodies from i {heart} papers

I can't give you any details, but my card also fits the bill for one of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers!  Head on over to see how you can play along, too!

Along with the darling WPlus9 stamp set, Blanket Stitched Blooms...I have a few other yummies from the i{heart} papers store on my card today!  The coordinating Blanket Stitched Blooms dies, Timeless Tags dies, Paper Smooches Flags dies, Fancy Pants Memories Captured papersHemptique White Twine Cord, and Momento Black Tuxedo ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Blanket Stitched Blooms (WP9)
Ink:  Black Tuxedo (Momento), Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral, Pool Party (SU)
Paper:  Rustic Cream (PTI), Memories Captured (Fancy Pants)
Other:  Blanket Stitched Blooms, Timeless Tags dies (WP9), Flags Wise Dies (Paper Smooches), White Hemp Cord (Hemptique), Sequins (Avery Elle), Sewing Machine, Thread
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DT Announcement - Seize the Sketch

Exciting news!  I'll be designing over at the new Seize the Sketch blog!

Our first challenge opens up on Tuesday, August 6th...and you won't want to miss it!  
Mark your calendars!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Be-YOU-tiful - Fusion

I'm loving all of the nautical inspiration that I'm seeing, we have a brand-new Fusion Challenge #14...and have you noticed the new look of Fusion?!   We love the "Zen" approach that Leslie was inspired to change to:)

I threw a bit of gold in for my take on Fusion #14, which works for the Papercraft Star #154 CAS-ology Cue Card: Gold, too!  My card may not be very clean & simple, but I still love being inspired and challenged...a splash of gold is always fun!

I thought I'd try out for the 'Fetti Find again this week, too...that is, since I'm totally in love with the Reverse Confetti stamps!  This fabulous Peacock Pretties stamp set is one that I ordered with their debut May release!  I love how versatile Jen's designs can go CAS or totally layered with a bit of "collage-ing" if you wish!  It all works!  

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Peacock Pretties (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa (Momento), Broken China Distressed Ink (Ranger)
Paper:  Rustic Cream (PTI), Uncharted Waters (Glitz)
Other:  Uncharted Waters Journaling Stickers (Glitz), Postage Stamp Punch (SU), Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT), White Hemp Twine (Hemptique), Sequins, Sewing Machine, Thread

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