Monday, December 31, 2012

TAWS~ January Release Blog Hop

It is blog hop time with
The Alley Way Stamps!
There are 3 super adorable stamp sets being released this month

The Gang
Sitting Pretty
Lighter Than Air

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
The Alley Way Stamps Blog,
You don't want to miss any of these fun projects!!

For my project I wanted to use the adorable puppies from
The Gang
and keeping it CAS here is what I did :)

I stamped each of the cute pups and colored them with my copic markers.
After cutting them all out I pasted the big guy as my background and popped the little ones up with foam dots.
I added some grass to make them look like they are outside and stamped my sentiment
which is also from the same set.
That is is....very easy but I think adorable for any doggie lover!!

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.. 
2-Comment on the DT girls blogs 
Jessica~~ ME~~
3-Post about it on facebook or your blog
4-Like us on Facebook
(leave a comment here and separate comment for each of the other things that you do on TAWS Blog)

You have until tonight, December 31st by 10:30 PM TAWS time to leave comments.
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
The Kraft Journal~ Something New (TAWS new release)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

CI Paint Inspired By: Anything Goes (2nd Post)

Good Morning Bloggers!

This is my 2nd post for today...if you are looking for Day 3of TAWS Sneak Peeks
please scroll down to the next post or click HERE

It is time for another fun
Inspired By Challenge 
over at

This weeks Challenge~
Inspired By: Anything Goes
This is our last challenge for 2012 and we want to see ALL your creative projects!
So for my card today I thought it would only be right to share a New Year's card
to help ring in 2013!!
So here it is.....
Using all stamps and dies from My Creative Time and lots of heat embossing I came up with what I think is a fun card...
(you can click on the picture to see more of the details)

As you can see in this picture...I used heat embossing on all of the stamped images
and for the arrows, which began as either white or black brads I painted them with Gold CI paint.

 Supplies Used:
Paper~ White, Black, Kraft
DCWV~Graduation paper kit
Ink~ Versamark
Stamps~ My Creative Time~
Card Sentiments
Whimsical Calendar Days
All Around Birthday Time
Dies~ My Creative Time~
Build a Banner~circle die
Vintage Label Die
2" Circle punch
Other~ Creative Inspirations Paint~
Creative Inspirations Paint~
Deliquesce White, Black Gold Crystal Embossing Powder

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!!!

Don't forget Creative Inspirations Paint is having a sale

This is a GREAT time to stock up!!!
(only a few more days to go)
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!

TAWS~ Sneak Peek Day 3~ Lighter Than Air

Good Morning Bloggers!!!
It is Day 3 of our sneak peeks for the new
January Stamps
 being released from 
Today I am sharing a project using the new
Lighter Than Air Stamp Set
I just LOVE this set
So here is my card....
Isn't the sentiment adorable??
and those light bulbs...
LOVE them!!
here is a close-up of them...
I used my silver gel pen to color the base of the light bulb and the inside of the bulb after I paper pieces it

Supplies Used:
Paper~ PTI White, Black
Basic Grey~Shine On paper pack
Lighter Than Air
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Silver Gel Pen
Other~ Trendy Twine~
Lemon Tart
foam pop dots

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~
Lighter Than Air

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
Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH over at the
~you are more than welcome to leave me some love too :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

It's A New Year So Anything Goes~ 3GJ Challenge #9

Good Morning Everyone!!
It is Friday and I am hosting the new challenge over at the
This week's challenge is~
It's A New Year So Anything Goes
and we are being sponsored by
Prize: $15.00 Gift Certificate, 1 bundle 3GJ ribbon, Guest designer spot
Awesome prizes!!!

Here is the project I made....
A 2013 Banner to help ring in the New Year
Using a file from the Silhouette store and the beautiful MME~ Honey paper pack I received from Annette (my secret santa and TAWS DT sister)
I made this fun and festive banner.
Of course the only way to hold it all together was with some 3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon in White from the Pink & White bundle. 
To add some more to the banner I used more crinkle ribbon in Baby Girl (Baby Bundle), Tuxedo (Celebrations Bundle) and Cherry Lipstick (Pink & White Bundle) I tied tiny knots in between each of the banner pieces and cut them all the same length.

I hope you have enjoyed my project
and will join in our challenge!!
Head over to
3 Girl Jam's Challenge Blog
and check out what the other DT members have created!
Their projects are awesome!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a
GREAT Friday!!!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon~Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Ribbon Carousel Blog~Holiday Spirit
The Pink Elephant~ Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy~Anything Goes
Decorate To Celebrate~New Years/Winter Party

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cameo Creations~ Welcome 2013

Good Morning!!!
Welcome to this week's
Cameo Creations Challenge, 
where it's all about 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 weeks Challenge is:
Welcome 2013
I used one of the newer released files from the Silhouette Store
designed by Patty Young
and came up with this...
The GREAT thing about this file....It is so easy to make this card
just cut the pieces and glue in the back
That is it!!
I went ahead and added the additional sentiment and banner
Both are from My Creative Time~
Sentiment is from the Card Sentiments set
and the banner is from the Vintage Label dies
Since the silver paper is shiny I used Creative Inspirations Paint
Deliquesce Black Embossing powder to give it that rich look.
(I tried stamping both with Memento and Stazon ink...neither one wanted to look bold and black...all because of the paper)
Finally I added some clear gelly pen doodles to the numbers and chevron pattern..
I think it added alot more to the overall card...
What do you think??

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!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas and "Owl" Blog Hop Winner

Hi everyone!
I just wanted to pop in and wish each and every one of my sweet blog friends a 
VERY Merry Christmas!
I also wanted to announce the winner for the 
"Owl Be Home for Christmas" Blog Hop
WinterOwlHop finished

Using Random.Org....
Here it is...

The lucky winner of the Trendy Twine Spool of your choice is....
What a cute idea! I love that little owl in her little Santa hat! I also am in love with your blog... I have a thing for chickens! Actually, hoping to get some real chickens this coming spring!
I am a follower of your blog already.
OK, off to the next step and then the next blog.
Hugs and Happy Christmas,
Beth P

Congrats Beth!!
Please send me an email~
with your spool color choice and your mailing address
and I will have it mailed out to you 
Click here for all the gorgeous colors you get to choose from!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Ho Ho Ho~Gift Card Holder w/Peachy Keen Stamps

Good Morning Everyone!!
I can not believe it is Christmas Eve Day....
I hope you all have a VERY Merry Christmas and let the festivities begin!!
I do plan of popping in tomorrow to announce the winner of the
 "Owl Be Home For Christmas" Blog hop prize...
If you didn't get a chance to hop you can still check back to my post HERE for a chance to win a spool of Trendy Twine!! I will keep the comments for that prize open until tonight :)
So for my project today
I still had a few last minute gifts to wrap including making some gift card holders...
I don't care too much for the ones that come with the gift cards so I thought I would make my own
and enter them into this week's 
Anything Goes 
but you have to use Peachy Keen Stamps
I used this stamp set

And made this gift card.....
What do you think???

I ended up making 2 of these because I LOVE the way they turned out!!
And the best thing about was so easy to put together!!
I used My Creative Time's~ Embossed Gift Card Holder Die
and die cut it with my cuttlebug and Core'dination card stock.
For Santa's belt I just cut a strip of black card stock at 1" and used the buckle from the
witch's hat from SVG Cuts~ Gimme Candy Boxes SVG Kit.
I added some silver stickles to the buckle and then using the sentiments from the Christmas Tag Mini's I heat embossed them with Creative Inspirations Paint~ Deliquesce Black embossing powder!
That was it!
These will be going to 2 kiddo's ages 12 and 15....I hope they like them 
But know at that age it is more about what is inside that counts...Right!!

So that is all I have for today!!
Again I hope you like my gift card!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT Christmas Eve Day!

Entering this into the following challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces~ Fun Friday "Santa Baby"
DL Art~ Thankful Thursday 
Simon Says Stamps~ Anything Christmas
Pause Dream Enjoy~ December Celebrations
Sentimental Sundays~Focus on the Sentiment
Stamptacular Sunday~ Emboss Me

Sunday, December 23, 2012

CI Paint Inspired By: Merry Christmas

Good Morning Everyone!!!
if you are looking for the "Owl Be Home For Christmas"Blog Hop
click HERE

It is time for another fun
Inspired By Challenge 
over at

This weeks Challenge~
Inspired By: Merry Christmas
we want to see all those last minute Christmas cards/projects/gifts

For my inspiration I used this sketch from
Catch The Bug~ Stella's Sketch #126
and one of my all time favorite Bugaboo Stamps~
and came up with this.....
I love all the texture and dimension and sparkle this card has...
maybe one of my favorite holiday cards from 2012 :)
Here is a close-up of Ava
I added Creative Inspiration Paint~ Resplendence Angel Dust glitter to her wings
and Green Olive and Rustic Red Paint to the mistletoe
The rest of her was colored with my copics
Supplies Used:
Paper~ Kraft, White
Bazzill~ Green Cardstock
PTI~ Scarlet Jewel
Making Memories~ Noel
Stamps~ Bugaboo Stamps~
Ava Christmas~ Mistletoe Fairy
Ink~ Copic
Resplendence Angel Dust
Green Olive and Rustic Red
Sewing Machine
Trim (stash)
Candi's (stash)
Holly Leaves (Recollection ?)

I hope you like my project and will play along with us over at
Creative Inspirations Paint!
Remember you do not need CI Paints on your project but if you have them we would
LOVE to see how you use them!!!

Don't forget Creative Inspirations Paint is having a sale
This is a GREAT time to stock up!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug~ Stella Says Sketch Challenge #126
Catch The Bug~ December Recipe Challenge (Border)
DL Art~ Thankful Thursday 
Cupcake Inspiration~ Challenge 191 Red/White/Green Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday~Anything Christmas
Simon Says Stamps~ Anything Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Anything Goes
The Ribbon Carousel~Holiday Spirit

Saturday, December 22, 2012

"Owl Be Home For Christmas" Blog Hop

Good Morning!!!
 Welcome to the
 Owl Be Home For Christmas Blog Hop!! 
 We are so happy you are here! 
Please be sure to start at the beginning at Heather Lynn's  so you don't miss out on a thing!  
We have all made some super cute owl themed projects to share with you today! 
You will not only get some inspiration~ but you could win prizes, too! 
Heather Lynn is offering one hopper a really fun prize. 
You must FOLLOW and COMMENT at all of the stops to have a chance to win the Grand Prize! 
There will be lots of other candy offered along the way! Please take your time and visit all of the blogs! You have all weekend to do so. Please be sure to let us know at the last stop (at Pinque Peacock) that you followed the rules to be included in the random drawing for the Grand Prize!

Now lets get this hop moving... you should be coming from
if not head back to
Heather Lynn's

For my project I made a
Christmas kids love the remind us how many days are left till Christmas so I thought this would be a fun way for them to do so.Using a chalkboard/vinyl sticker from EAD Designs  ~which is no longer in business :( 
I added it to a plain back frame I had laying around the house

With chalk they can write the number and then erase with a cloth and change it from day to day...
For my banner I used My Creative Time's Build a Banner Kit Dies and the new Lowercase Fun Dies. They were all strung with my FAVORITE twine EVER~ Trendy Twine's Christmas Candy Cane

So by now you are probably waiting to see the adorable owl up close....isn't he just too cute!!!I used a file from the Silhouette Store for the owl~ Holiday Owl
and then added the santa hat from another file from the store
some xmas red stickles are there you have it!!
So what do you think??
Turned out pretty cute~right?
Well it's time to hop along to see what cuteness
has to share but before you go I have some
one lucky hopper will win their choice of 1 spool of twine from
In order to be entered to win my candy you must
~Be a follower of my blog
~stop over to the Trendy Twine FB page,"Like" it 
as well as 
say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays"
make sure they know you are stopping in from my blog
Again in order to be entered into this giveaway you must do all of the above :)
I will pick and announce a winner on December 25th!

Thanks so much for hopping with us!!
Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Entering this into the following challenges:
 The Ribbon Carousel~ Holiday Spirit
Cupcake Inspiration~ Challenge 191 Red/White/Green Christmas
Simon Says Stamp and ShowGift-spiration
Decorate to Celebrate~ Christmas
Die Cutting Divas~ More Holiday Spirit
Celebrate the Occasion~ Christmas Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday~Anything Christmas
Simon Says Stamps~ Anything Christmas

Friday, December 21, 2012

TAWS ~Be Inspired Challenge #18

Good Morning Everyone!!!
Happy Friday!
Know what that means....besides the day before Saturday...LOL
It is time for a brand new
  Be Inspired Challenge
The Alley Way Stamps~
and here is our inspiration photo

So going by this photo and knowing that there are still Christmas presents to wrap and add tags to..
That is exactly what I made...some more tags
I hope you like them!!

Supplies Used:
Paper~ Bazzill
MME~ Christmas
Stamps~ The Alley Way Stamps~
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies/Cuts~ Scalloped tag~
Silhouette Store
Other~ Trendy Twine~
Christmas Candy Cane
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon~
Winter Bundle~Holly Berry, Mistletoe
jingle bells

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
and all the AWESOME stamps HERE in the store

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..
You must check out all the inspiration on 
 The design team really is amazing. 
Join the fun and link up for your chance to win some of The Alley Way Stamps!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!

Don't forget there is still time to play along with the
3 Girl Jam Challenge
it's anything Christmas w/ribbon!!

Entering this into the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge~ Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Trim the Tree w/TAWS

Good Morning!!
It is my DT day over at The Alley Way Stamps so I am popping in quickly to share my card for today.
The count down is on to get all those last minute holiday gifts and cards made, purchased and sent out!
I have to admit I have never been this behind in my gift purchasing...
yup I still have a few more last minute gifts to get so that is my plan for the rest of the day!
Anyways using this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch
I came up with this Christmas Card...
Hope you like it!!
Supplies Used:
Paper~ Kraft, Bazzill
Recollections~ Holly Day Wishes
Jolly Holiday
Dies/Cuts~Tim Holtz~
Tiny Tags
Ink~ Stazon Black
Other~ Trendy Twine~
Sewing Machine

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day and I will see you all tomorrow for a brand new
Be Inspired Challenge over at 

Entering this into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday~ Sketch
Ribbon Carousel Blog~ Holiday Spirit
Joyful Stamper~ Inspire Me Friday
DL Art~ Thankful Thursday
Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Anything Goes
Everyday is an Occasion~ Linky party
Simon Says Stamps~ Anything Christmas