Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Yay!! it's here.. we are so excited to show you TAWS FEB stamps.. (We now accept CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS TOO) woohoo...  We also have our freebie for you to play with.. since it is the first WED of the month.. 
before I get to the amazing sets for this month.. I wanted to tell you something fun we are going to be doing each month.. Each month on our Facebook page all month long, you can post pictures of your creations using your TAWS stamps or the freebies we provide.. at the end of the month one random person will be a lucky winner who will receive a stamp set of their choice. There is NO max, you can upload as many as you want!! So get creating and upload those creations!! 
Our fun stamps for this month are..
-Background Basics: yep.. it's just that.. the best basic background stamps that any stamper/crafter needs to have.. these stamps are so versatile and add such a fun flair to every project.. they really are a must have.

Crazy Critters: I just love critters.. I can't tell you how much fun I had designing and creating this set.. It's a perfect set to create scenes or a quick CAS card with the perfect sentiments to go along with every image..

Talk to me: okay this is such a fun set.. who doesn't love talking bubbles?? BUT.. here is the great part.. they are all mix and match.. every sentiment inside the bubble is separate.. so you have 7 talking bubbles and 10 separate sentiments.. :) it's such a versatile, fun, and great way to add a sentiment to any layout, card, or creation.. 

I hope you are just as excited as we are about these new sets..Come back tomorrow to see who our winners are from the Behind The Alley Sneak Peek Blog hop!!!  FEB- freebie is UP!!! and it's so cute! Here is a fun project I made using it.. go grab it for yourself..  and come create this card with me..  AND come back tomorrow with it for a fun CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!:)


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behind the ALLEY day 4

this is the last day for sneak peeks.. Tomorrow these new stamps will be available for you to purchase.. I can't wait to see the crafty things you all come up with..

Marcy created this amazing card using the new Talk to Me set.. it features perfect word bubbles and words to go along with it.. She also used the dots Background Basics stamp.. Love the pink and yellow together..

Lisa brings us a creation with a vintage feel. She also used Background Basics. Love the look of it heat embossed on kraft. Her paper piecing gives a pop of color with these cute rolling pins from the Kitchen Gadgets set. I adore the way she put the sentiment on one of the rolling pins, and added some twine to bring your eye to it!! how fun!

see you tomorrow!!! YAY!!

Check out this fun review of our January Stamps done by our very own BARB.. :)

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Monday, January 30, 2012

behind the ALLEY peek 3

oh it's getting so close to release day (FEB 1st)!! I am getting so excited!
Annette has stump-thing to share with you...it is a birthday celebration! She used all of our  new release stamps.. our background basics, talk to me, and crazy critters stamps.. don't you just love the bright, fun, festive feel of this card.. :) 

Barb used Background Basics, Talk To Me and a little heart from Snow Much Fun to make this non-traditional Valentine. The sentiment is actually just one stamp. Don't you just love how she stitched those hearts.. :) Stop by her blog for more information.

come back tomorrow for the last sneak peek...:) !!!!

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Behind the alley peeks day 2

beep.. beep.. Alison has used the NEW Background Basics stamp for a road.. and placed a paper pieced car on it. I really like the polka dot grass..and the beep, beep in the clouds.. so fun..

Laurel  has used the Kitchen Gadgets set along with a sneak peek of the Talk to Me set.  Don't you just love the retro colors.. loving that red... 
don't forget to leave a comment HERE for another chance to win one of these sets :) see you on MONDAY for another Behind the Alley Peek and a chance to win.. hugs

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Behind the Alley Blog Hop

It's Behind the Alley for the next 4 days.. and we are ready to share with you samples and give you a little sneak peek of what February's release holds.. There are THREE NEW sets from The Alley Way Stamps that you can buy on February 1st in our shop. You want to come back each day this week to see more creations from Behind  the Alley.. you won't want to miss this..

To get you jazzed up about our new release we have some free stamps to offer! WHOOHOO right! :) 
these are the ways you can enter to win.. please leave a separate comment for each one you do...
All you have to do is leave a comment
1-Comment here
2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Comment on the taws posts for the next 4 days
4-Post about it on facebook
5-Like us on Facebook
( you can pick and choose which ones you want to do.. but the more you comment the better chance you have to win) THREE people will picked to receive one of the new sets! You have until Jan 31st to leave comments.

Here are the DT blogs to visit
I am super excited to share my project with you today.. :) I used the  set... Crazy Critters.. and let me just tell you.. it's CRAZY fun to work with.. the pieces on this set mix and match so well.. I paper pieced my little fox, and added some glossy accents to the mushrooms and the hat to let them shine.. :) hop onto the next blog Alison's to see what in store for you there... HUGS
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

behind the alley peaks tomorrow

Come back tomorrow to view out "Behind the Alley" Sneak peeks and blog hop!! You don't want to miss this..

I just adore little boy cards.. maybe it's because I don't think there are enough out there, and I can't ever get enough of them.. Laurel created this beautiful muted boy card using the priceless joy set.. don't you think it's priceless??

stack up the hugs! Marcy created this adorable bright card with her little birds stacked on top of eachother. I love the texture she added with the ribbon edge.. how fun!

This is so fun how Lisa used five sentiments from Jibber Jabber to make this background. Her little car from Priceless Joy just shines with brads and dimensional glaze. Love that slanted road and handstitched road lines. This car is perfect for a teenager that just got their license. Lisa even made this card by lantern light during a power outage due to snow. Thanks Lisa for being such a trooper :)

TOMORROW!!! Come back for chances to win some new stamps from the FEB release.. :) you don't want to miss the sneak peeks... they are wonderful!!
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Retro anyone?

I am getting excited to tell you come Thursday in just 2 days...we are having a Behind the Alley Sneak Peek blog hop with prizes and peeks at FEB stamps.. you won't want to miss it.. make sure to come back each day and check it out...

Retro anyone? I love the retro feel this card has with the teal and red (one of my favorite color combos) Annette is Poppin' by to share a little creation Kitchen Gadgets and Jibber Jabber stamp sets.  With a little added twine and some cute polka dots. Don't you love how she has her words poppin' out of that toaster :) YOU ROCK Annette..! 

Barb's created a CAS, graphic card to showcase the cool car image from Priceless Joy. To show movement of the image, she's just stamped off the ink! The sentiment, from Kitchen Gadgets, was stamped on a black cardstock banner then heat embossed in white. By adding some matte black rhinestones and rounding a couple of corners we can say this cute, CAS is done! :) LOVE IT!!!

Marcy has used the adorable car stamp too.. I love the speed way feel of the race track.. don't you just think this would be such a fun little boy card.. loving the primary colors..
come back tomorrow to see some more designs.. :) we are getting so close to our hop on THURSDAY!!!

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Monday, January 23, 2012


I am getting excited to tell you come Thursday we are having a Behind the Alley Sneak Peek blog hop with prizes and peeks at FEB stamps.. you won't want to miss it.. make sure to come back each day and check it out...

hehehe.. I love how Annette is not shy letting us know how a few of her friends are flakey Snow Much Fun stamp set. Don't you just love how she used so many patterned papers to create such a fun card..

Laurel has combined all of our sets on one cute little card. The Elephant is from Priceless Joy, the little Birdie is from Snow Much Fun, the Sentiment is from Jibber Jabber and finally the face on the balloon is from Kitchen Gadgets. I love how she stacked the bird on the elephant.. and how fun is that balloon? Another wonderful card for one of her Grade One students.

Happy "BEE" Day. Lisa combined sets Priceless Joy and Jibber Jabber to make a punny Birthday Card. She heat embossed her images on Vellum and sewed the strip onto her card front for a frosted look. I love that adorable, fun, funky paper.. it's a perfect fit.. and the embossing brings texture to her amazing creation..

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Friday, January 20, 2012

oh my goodness...

okay SERIOUSLY excited.. if you know me I love finding different ways to use stamps.. little bits and pieces here and there..I am so excited to share with you today's creations.. do you remember seeing a banner in the sky behind a plane? I do.. I don't know if that dates me as to being old.. :) well Barb has created the most adorable card with the colors gradually changing. I love how she mixed and matched the sentiments..

 Lisa's creation using the  Kitchen Gadgets set. She discovered that the label on the jam jar makes the perfect slice of bread or here toast, all you have to do is flip it upside down.. How cool is that... Just love these smiling toasts on this "hi" card.

Marcy also used the plane and star images from Priceless Joy and the sentiment from Kitchen Gadgets. I am loving the way she placed the sentiment inside a big cloud.. and LOVE the glittery stars..  

this has been such an inspiring day.. :) 
don't forget to check out our Facebook page (right sidebar click link) to see how you can win a stamp set from TAWS!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

like us on facebook
we have some exciting news.. The Alley Way Stamps is now on FACEBOOK!!! Yes! You heard right..and to celebrate we are going to have a stamp giveaway.. We already did one giveaway for the first 50 likes.. but we got that in just half of a day.. so we decided to do another one for all those who would like to join in.. so we will give away another stamp set, as soon as we reach 125 likes.. all you have to do is go to ourfacebook page and like us..yep that's it.. as soon as we reach 125 likes.. we will give a stamp set to one random winner.. :) what are you waiting for? go LIKE us!!
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ready to roll?

don't you just love how playful this card is. One of my favorite things is that all TAWS can be used together to create your one of a kind scenes like Laurel did here.. don't you just love those clouds in the background too..

Barb created a scene using the adorable snowman from Snow Much Fun. The scene was built using cardstock stickers from a popular paper pack you may already have at home. The snowflake and swirl images also from the Snow Much Fun set were stamped on the sentiment banner to make it part of the scene. A puffy, baby blue gingham bow, adorned with a handmade button and jingle bell sit on a bed of felt snowflakes to finish off the card! This is the perfect card to ring in the new year.

Marcy used the "thanks" sentiment from Jibber Jabber.  Using gray ink so that the overall
 effect would be soft, she then added loads of bling and a big, sumptuous flower for that really girly look. I love the soft yet stunning way she made this card.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

stamp giveaway.. like us on FB

like us on facebook
we have some exciting news.. The Alley Way Stamps is now on FACEBOOK!!! Yes! You heard right..and to celebrate we are going to have a stamp giveaway.. all you have to do is go to our facebook page and like us..yep that's it.. as soon as we reach 50 likes.. we will give a stamp set to one random winner.. :) what are you waiting for? go LIKE us!!
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feeling the love...

one of my favorite things to do with sentiment sets is to use them as backgrounds..it looks like I am not the only one..  Annette used the  Jibber Jabber set to do just that.  How fun she made the hearts pop and added a little twine.  I am feeling the love... are you? :)

seriously cute.. I just love a little bird selling snowballs.. and Laurel used real mini cotton balls to add some texture to this card. I love that she shared the earmuffs with this little bird. We don't want it's beak to get cold.

I love felt.. there is something so fun about it that brings me back to when I was a child. I have yet to try it on a card, but Barb's card is so inspiring. I think I might just have to get some and try it out. I just love the soft colors of this baby card.. and do you love it that it's not your "typical" baby card. :)

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

tied up with strings

Who doesn't love Kraft and gingham?! Lisa is bringing us this scallop cutie using Kitchen Gadgets. Love how she masked off the sentiment to fit around the jars. And just look at those twine bows! The kraft just makes these images pop right off the card.

I love how this little snowman is bringing on the snow.. the paper piecing that Laurel did really has brought this little fella to life. Don't you just love the mittens in the background.

I love how simply stunning this card is. Barb created her own embossed background by cutting out a bunch of hearts and gluing them down. Don't you just adore the white sentiment on that light grey/white.. the fun twine brings in just a pop of color.
hope you are having a wonderful week...
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Monday, January 16, 2012

in a Jam....

oh my goodness.. I was laughing so hard when I first saw this adorable creation by Annette, and she is in a jam....Looks like the bee's have made there way through and are on the attack. She used the Kitchen Gadgets and Priceless Joy stamp sets. Don't you just love that she has one of the jars open.. and the twine for stripes.. eekkkk..
Here Lisa has made a country snowman tag using Snow Much Fun and Jibber Jabber Sets. The "for you" sentiment works perfectly on this gift tag. This little guy is the perfect adornment to these yummy snow ball cookies. I just love how she attached him with a safety pin, and added a heart..

Marcy used the butterfly from Priceless Joy and the sentiment from Jibber Jabber.  I love the mixed pattern papers she used for her design and to paper piece the butterfly.  Look how sparkly the glittered wings make the butterfly look.   I also love that she added the sentiment hanging from the bow.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

so funny!!

Who doesn't enjoy carrying on with friends? Barb has created a card full of chickies who seem to be acting the fool to make us laugh today. Ear muffs as...a beak warmer? A top hat about to fall off one chickie, while another is blinded by his scarf. Then there's the chickie on stilts hovering over the last chickie using the snowman's arms as antlers. Too fun! Felt snowhills layer the scene, and yellow twine tied in a bow brings your eye up to the punny sentiment...which sums up our little scene quite nicely! :) I just love how she has combined the images to make such a fun card.

Lisa has created a fun CAS card using KITCHEN GADGETS and JIBBER JABBER sets. Sh used black and white throughout her card with just a pop of color. I love making just one word pop off a card. Very effective. Love that popped up scale and twine french knot accents. So fun!

Marcy   made this fun vibrant colored birthday card using the butterfly image from the 
PRICELESS JOY and sentiments from the JIBBER JABBER sets. The butterfly totally brings this card together with the perfect balance of colors :) 
I love how she cut out the butterfly and popped it off the card.  That little button and twine is a perfect finishing touch.

Do you have our badge on your blog? if so link your blog up here.. keep it up all the time.. every so often we will do a random draw if you still have our badge on your blog :) you will win a free TAWS stamp set :) so what are you waiting for? link it up!!
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's a bird.. no it's a plane.....

Yes.. yes.. planes... 
Today we have some Priceless cards for you.  Laurel has used the airplane from Priceless Joy  set and did some paper piecing with it.  Don't you just love how she stitched the background, and used squares to "tie" them together.. :) The plane, banner and clouds are mounted with some foam squares for some dimension.  Finally, all tied off with a bit of twine.  Perfect for a little boy in Laurel's Grade One classroom.

Celebrate with some homemade wrapping paper. Annette has made this gift a little more special using the new Jibber Jabber and Priceless Joy stamp sets. With a little twine and homemade tag, this little boy is going to love this fun gift. Don't you just love how she stamped the airplane on patterned paper to really make it pop off the page :)

oh how I love little ones.. this is just the perfect gift card holder created by  Marcy , she used the priceless joy set. Don't you just adore that little elephant with the brown ear, and placing him inside the circle is perfect.. the fun buttons on the side of the sentiment really adds such a whimsical feel to this.
I hope you will join us tomorrow with some more inspiration using these fun stamps.. hugs

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012


are you all ready for some more adorable creations??
Barb is back with a very CAS design. It's a mini too at less than 4" square! She combined three images from Snow Much Fun (the bucket, and the heart) and Kitchen Gadgets (scale) and then the individual words from Jibber Jabber create the sentiment.  I just love how she cut out the hearts and put them in the "bowl".. adding some diamond glaze was a perfect way to make them look like they were under glass.. LOVE IT!! Look how the tilted image nestles right into the sentiment!

Next is Lisa's Circus tent shape card. She used sets Priceless Joy, Jibber Jabber and Snow Much Fun to make this cute baby card. Love that heart coming from the elephant's trunk. Don't you just love how she used the bucket handle to have the little elephant standing on.. LOVE the orange and that patterned paper is perfect for this card. 

Finally we have a card from Laurel who used the Priceless Joy set. I love that she kept this card whimsical with that cute little swoop of greet at the bottom. The bee is mounted on foam squares for some dimension. The wrapped twine is a nice finishing touch to this CAS card.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

seriously cute...

I can't tell you how exciting this has been for me.. to see my designs in acrylic.. and i am loving what the DT is popping out.. I know you will too....

 Annette created this cute card using our new Snow Much Fun stamp set. I just LOVE how she paper pieced our little bird in all different colors of patterned paper. Don't you love how she used the snow swirl to really ground them to the card.. I just love kraft, so anything on kraft is something I am going to aww over..

Barb is joining us for the first time today! She made use of bright colors, funky shapes and a punny sentiment to make the adorable bee image from Priceless Joy the true focal point of the card. Look at all the texture and different layers. Highlighting the versatility of our stamps, the stacked sentiment was built using stamps from Priceless Joy and Jibber Jabber. Doesn't it tie everything together perfectly? I just love the way she put the googly eye on the bee to give it that added "fun" feel... and who doesn't love little wings with some glossy accents..

Any Shaped card has a soft place in my heart.. and this one is one of those.. Marcy  created this adorable card  using the fun toaster image from Kitchen Gadgets.  She colored the image with copics and added a thick layer of Glossy Accents to make the black parts dimensional and shiny. Don't ya just love the way the sentiment is "poppin' out" of the toaster? I love how she pulled the black into her bow.

I hope to see you tomorrow.. when we show you more inspiration using the Jan release.. 

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Winners announced .. and some inspiration..

We are having so much fun with the new release. I am so excited to share with you the projects for today.. We have the random winners to announce today too :)

First we have Laurel who used the new Kitchen Gadgets for her card. The rolling pin has been paper pieced with some woodgrain paper (don't you LOVE that) and mounted on some foam squares for some dimension. I just love the fun colors she has added to bring it all together. The twine at the top is a perfect touch.

Second we have Annette with more from the new Kitchen Gadgets stamp set. Look how fun she added the mix of hearts in the blender and framed it with some twine. I love how she distressed the edges of the paper to bring out the fun side of her card. I just love how many fun ways you can use this collection.

Third is Lisa combining Snow Much Fun and Priceless Joy to make a whimsical winter scene. Just look how the heat embossing gives perfect texture to her cute stack of snowballs. Her choice of designer paper accented by her sponged edges just makes our little bird pop. The rustic twine with tag just completes this cute creation. What's cuter than a little bird selling snowballs! The only thing I can think of is this card! 

Winners for the random draws are
Cathy Caldwell

Audrey Tokach
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Jenn Zeeb
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Jan Garber
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Linda W
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Congrats to you all... don't worry if you didn't win this time.. there will be a lot of chances to win sets from TAWS.. if you are a winner please email me at alison@thealleywaystamps.com and send me your name and address.. :) I will send out your surprise set in the mail :) come back tomorrow to see what we have for you to be inspired by :)

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