Saturday, March 30, 2013

TAWS April release blog hop


Today is the big day, the TAWS April release blog hop!

Each of the DT has a card to inspire you using one of the 4 sets being released this month. 
The best part is you can win yourself 3 sets by hopping along.

The deets:

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 the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Post about it on facebook or your blog
4-Like us on Facebook
(leave a separate comment for each that you do)
You have until March 31st at 9:00PM TAWS time to leave them.. 

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

What do you think?

For my card I used the Life is Short set. 
Some wonderful and heartfelt sentiments.

I also used the butterfly image from Awesome Blossom.

Now if you started here, click on the top picture below to bring you back to the beginning. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend so far. :)

Friday, March 29, 2013

TAWS Be Inspired

Happy Good Friday!

Today over at the TAWS blog is the new Be Inspired challenge.

All of the polka dots and the light airy feeling got me going this week.
The picture kind of made me feel nostalgic, I was missing some friends.
Hence this card was born!!

It's funny, for a girl who's not a huge fan of pink, I sure have been making quite a few pink cards as of late. :)

I used a couple of new TAWS sets, Wish Big and Tag Alongs (that will be available tomorrow), as well as the sentiment set All about you.

Here's the info on how to play along!


1) You MUST use an image from The Alley Way Stamps (you can find freebies here!) Projects will non-TAWS images will be deleted.
2) You must mention this challenge and link to it in your blog post. If you link from a gallery, please paste the challenge addy into the description of your pic.
3) - The challenge linky closes on Jan 3rd at Noon, TAWS time (Mtn)!!!


 We have to have prizes for all the effort put into it right?
The Top Pick will be hand picked by me.. 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.

I can't wait to see what you create.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow, there will be a new release blog hop with more chances to win yourself some fabulous TAWS stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Avery Elle April Release Hop

Good Morning!

It's time for the Avery Elle April release blog hop.
And you will just love the inspiration the DT and our guests have to share with you.

The set I'm showcasing today is Funky Monkey.
So cute!
 I love the little accessories he comes with!!

 All of these sets will be available NOW in the store.

 Now something really awesome has happened at Avery Elle
there are now dies!! 

Released this month are dies matching the new releases, Bonjour and Rounded Diamonds.

How cool is that??!!

To celebrate our April Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one winner.

You have until midnight Sunday, March 31st to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, April 1st (no foolin') .  All products are now available for purchase in the Avery Elle store.

To increase your chances of winning:
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts & here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Share us with your friends on Facebook (we are ) and make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Pin one of the April Release projects from here or the design team’s blogs to Pinterest
  5. Like us on Facebook (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already like us)
  6. Become a blog follower (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  7. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
Now, I am the end of this fabulous hop, if you have just stumbled upon it please click on the Avery Elle link to head back to the start.

TAWS sneak peak

Good Morning!!

It's day 3 of the TAWS April release sneak peeks, and today I am sharing with you a peek at the new set, Wish Big!

It's a fabulous birthday set. :)

The images are super cute and I LOVE the font of the sentiments.

Check back on Saturday for the always fabulous release TAWS Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Extra Extra Avery Elle!

Hello there!

I have an EXTRA Avery Elle project to share with you today.
Using the March release sets.

I thought since I didn't get to use a couple of the sets at the beginning of the month I would play a bit with one of them now.

Love them all!!

I love the sentiments in the Celebrate set, there are so many ways to play around with them.

Check out Jamie's fabulous card here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

RetroSketches #56

Good Morning!

I hope everyone is enjoying Spring so far. 
We still have below 0 degrees Celcius temps,
 but warmer days are in our future!

Today I am sharing this week's new RetroSketches sketch.
This one is based on our lovely Headliner Lori's gorgeous card, that you can see here.

So pretty!

For my card I used TAWS special release set Wings of Hope.
It's only available this month and is yours free with a $40 purchase over at the store.

This set is wonderful, beautiful images and heartfelt sentiments.

Head on over to the RetroSketches blog to check out the rest of the DT's inspiration and then play along.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


So I have to tell you, 
I was so proud of myself because I actually managed to have one of my DT cards done early.
Which is great but, then I completely forgot to post it!!


Better late than never???

I made this card using the TAWS March release set Pillow Talk, and my Silhouette.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Miss you

Hey there!

The days seem to be going by so quickly.
Thank you everyone for the suggestions for my colicky baby.
We tried most everything, but were recommended to use a chiropractor.
Has anyone had any experience with it? For their baby?

Well the real reason I'm here today is to share one more card using one of the Avery Elle new releases.

Today I am using "Roll With It"

I just LOVE these adorable bike images as well as the font on those sentiments!!

So cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

RetroSketch #55

Good Morning! (or rather Good day!)

It's been a rather hectic day and I forgot to post this this morning.

Well here it is, the newest RetroSketch.

This week's, is based on this gorgeous card by the one and only Laurie Willison!

For my card, I used a sentiment from the most recent TAWS set

I love this colour scheme!

Don't forget to head on over to the RetroSketches blog to see all the amazing things the rest of the DT have to offer up.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

All Squared Up

Good Morning!
So my Avery Elle shipment finally came, it turns out it was delivered to the wrong address!!
But it was worth the wait, these sets are so darn cute.
Check out all of the latest releases here.
Today I have the pleasure of showcasing their
I love a good background set, and this one is awesome!

 I used the square border to create the background,
and one of the sentiments to shadow the wooden sentiment.
I love the fonts of these sentiments.
Also, this fabulous woodgrain pattern is actually the paper.
You can find it as well, over at the Avery Elle store.
It comes in both white and kraft.
Head over to the Avery Elle blog to see some more inspiration!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

RetroSketch #54

Hey guys!
Sorry for the minimalist posting, this whole mommy thing is time consuming!!
But I love every minute of it. :)

(as a side note, if anyone has suggestions on how to calm a colicky baby I would love to hear it, much appreciated!)

I have a new RetroSketch to share today.
 It's based on a card I made here.

It also happens to be the very first card I made for a design team, which just so happens to be run by the FABULOUS Arielle. 

You might have heard of it, ColourQ!! ;)

I used a few sets here, all by The Alley Way Stamps.

It's really hard to see in the picture but I used the circles from Pillow Talk to try to add some texture to the butterflies. :)

Head on over to the RetroSketches blog to see what gorgeous things the rest of the DT have to share with you.

Thank so much for stopping by today.

And because I am just so in love with this little man, I'm going to share yet ANOTHER pic!!

I just needed a little cap to finish the look, but I didn't have anythign small enough. :)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

RetroSketches #53

Happy Saturday.

I have a fun new sketch to share with you for this week's RetroSketch challenge.

It is based on one of Arielle's gorgeous cards, which you can see here.
Love that background technique!!

For my card, I used one of TAWS newly release sets called Ka-Pow.
It's such a super fun set. 
Great for the boys and comic book lovers in your life.

I also cut up a sentiment from their All About You set.

Head on over to the RetroSketches blog to see all of the fabulous inspiration there, as well as meet our March headliner Lori Tecler.

Thank so much for stopping by today.
Have a fabulous weekend. :)

Friday, March 1, 2013

TAWS be inspired plus a promo!!

Good Morning!
Something fun is going on today!!

Welcome to the 3GJ/TAWS Cross Promotion Double Challenge Blog Hop!

The goal of this cross promo/double challenge is to introduce you all to 2 awesome companies, gather inspiration from both DT’s and have the opportunity to enter 2 fun challenges!

Here is a bit about TAWS for those of you not familiar~
The Alley Way Stamps is owned and operated and all super adorable designs drawn by Alison can check out her shop here~ 

Here is a bit about 3 Girl JAM for those who are unfamiliar ~
3 Girl JAM is owned and operated by the talented Julie K Bling and her 2 daughters. They make the most beautiful hand dyed crinkle ribbon.... you can check out her shop here~ 

Every 2 weeks TAWS have a new challenge based on a fun photo called "Be Inspired" and 3GJ has their own challenge using 3GJ Crinkle Ribbon
So for this challenge the DT's are using the inspiration photo, The Alley Way Stamps and ribbon

YOUR challenge will be to come up with a project using THIS photo, a stamp and ribbon.
Remember the photo is for inspiration ONLY....
~~~be creative, use your imagination and show us what this photo inspired you to create~~~

Need some inspiration?
We hope you will hop through the line-up and see all the gorgeous projects the DT’s have created.

Then at TAWS blog and the 3GJ challenge blog you will find out more about their individual challenges and have the opportunity to link up to not just one challenge but both challenges for the chance to win some awesome prizes!



We have broken both DT’s into 2 groups…one group sharing projects today and then the second group sharing projects on Friday March 8th.
Just for hopping though our mini hop both weeks, commenting on all the DT's projects 
(this is part one of our Friday March 8th the remaining DT girls will have what TAWS calls Be Re~Inspired with even more inspiration)


entering BOTH challenges
~which will be easy to do.....if you don't own any TAWS they share a bunch of freebies HERE

Your name will be entered to win a
TAWS stamp set and a Bundle of 3GJ

But that is not all!
Each challenge will also be giving away a
TAWS stamp sets and a Bundle of 3GJ Crinkle Ribbon

SO there are LOTS of ways to be entered to win some awesome prizes!!!


Onto the hop...
You should be coming from Nicole Elliot

For my project I used 3GJ's gorgeous cherry lipstick ribbon, and the TAWS sets lighter than air, tiny treasures, the gang and pillow talk.

My inspiration was the stacked pillows, 
the sort of aztec design and the wood.

Your next stop is Cheri Parish.

If you just happened here by chance, head back to the start by jumping over to the TAWS blog. You won't be sorry!!

Thanks so much for joining me.
Have a great Friday!

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