Friday, March 30, 2012

Behind the Alley Day 4

Lisa is bringing us a musculine neighborhood of these cute houses using the pointed arrow stamp in GET THE POINT. Her windows use a tiny square in the SNOW MUCH FUN set. And her door is made using the banner in HEY CUPCAKE. How clever. I love how she left off the door and windows, and placed the sentiment.. miss you on it.. so fun!

Come back here on Monday to see all the new releases :) hope to see you here..
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Behind the Alley Day 3

Marcy created this stunning Christmas card using the new Christmas Magic set. I love her adorable heart for on top of the word Joy.

Barb created a special 'thinking of you' card using our new Get the Point? set. She also used Background Basics and built the sentiment using Jibber Jabber. Don't you just love that red, white, and blue, twine.. it's so cute, tied around the sentiment..

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Behind the Alley Day 2

I just love yummy treats.. here Laurel has used the elephant from Priceless Joy to hold up one of the cupcakes from the new Bite Size stamp set. Don't you just adore that mini cupcake with twine on top.. :) so adorable!
Annette used one of the fun new sentiments from our new sentiment collection...Christmas Magic and how about those fun little berries and holly leaves...this is from our new Bite Size collection.  I love how she used washi tape, designer paper and a little twine to create this fun Christmas card.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Behind the Alley Blog Hop

It's Behind the Alley for the next 4 (weekdays) days.. and we are ready to share with you samples and give you a little sneak peek of what the April release holds.. There are 3 new sets from The Alley Way Stamps that you can buy on April 1st in our shop.  You want to come back each week day, for the next 4 days to see more creations from the TAWS DT.. 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 some ways you can enter to win.. please leave a separate comment for each one you do...
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 or your blog
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 March 31st  to leave comments.

Here are the DT blogs to visit

get hopping.. your first stop is Alison's.. Don't forget to come back here and let us know what you thought of the new peeks..
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Creation Blvd. Showcase!

Today is the day for our CREATION BLVD Showcase.. We love seeing what people are making with TAWS.. it's so exciting to see how these little stamps are inspiring you.. Here are some of our favorites so far.. if you would like a chance to be featured on our blog..upload your creation using TAWS or a freebie to The Creation Blvd..




-don't you just want to go CREATE something now.. :) these girls can proudly display this fun badge on their sidebar to let everyone know they were featured at TAWS Creation BLVD.. you could have one of your creations featured next month.. all you have to do is upload :)
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Friday, March 23, 2012

Winner of BE Inspired Challenge

How would you like to see who the BE Inspired Challenge Winners are?? We have a new challenge and freebies each month.. We can't wait to see what you create for the month of March :)
Wow it was so hard.. there was so many inspiring creations!!!

Our Rooftop Top pick person: This person we think just blew us with creativity, and knew how to use her TAWS stamps to do it! (winner of 2 stamp sets of their choice)
she made this adorable card that was oozing creativity and inspiration.. I love how she used the colors, and was inspired by the open shutters.. :) 
_________________________________________________________________________ pick: ( dude was smiling down on you.. winner of 1 stamp set of your choice.)
I love how you brought the colors in and made an adorable scene. Those chicks in pink are so much fun!

you each have 1week to email me to claim your prize..please include your snail mail too :) HUGS!!!
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Thursday, March 22, 2012


Laurel has created a card to send to someone who just needs a little pick me up.  She used Gotta Bug and Talk to Me. Don't you just love the pom poms on this little fellas head.. 

Annette created this fun little guy from our Monster Mash stamp set. I just love that bright red ribbon it totally brings your eye into the card :) 
stop by tomorrow to see who our winner of our BE Inspired challenge is :) hugs

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Lisa has a vintage CAS card for us today. Don't you just love that safety pin chain! Lisa has combined Jibber Jabber and Got A Bug? for her rustic get well card.

Marcy created this adorable goody.. I love how she used the word "Color" in all different colors to match the jelly beans.. :) how fun!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

seeing is believing..

Marcy  has created an adorable owl shaped card, and used the perfect Chatterbox sentiment to make this card one of a kind. 

Barb created a warm CAS hello. I love how she just laid down a strip of washi tape to create each band of color then masked and stamped a section of the Phraseology background in coordinating colors. A pretty greeting says it all...a warm hello!

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Monday, March 19, 2012


Annette has created a fruity orchard using our fabulous Hey Cupcake and used one of the sentiments from Chatterbox. It is full of SWEETNESS.
Lisa made a refreshing Clear (acetate) card with a little puzzle.
Do you get it?
It says Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top?
Lisa computer generated the sentiment then stamped the cherry from HEY CUPCAKE.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

lovin it

Laurel has used the little bird from Snow Much Fun once again and this time paired it up with the new AdoraBowl set.  The bowling ball and bird are on foam squares for dimension. I love how she put the bird on top of the ball to seem like he is balancing. I always love the colors she picks too..

WOW! I just love this beautiful card Barb made. That ribbon is stunning and brings out the feeling of this card so well. I just love how she added the bling in the background, and the sentiment on a tag. So beautiful. 

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

a little fun...

Lisa is bringing us a little sense of humor with this fun gate fold card. Love how she embossed the monster eyes from MONSTER MASH and put her computer generated sentiments inside the conversation bubbles using TALK TO ME.

And just look at all the cute monsters she masked for the inside. What a perfect sentiment for the inside greeting...also from MONSTER MASH.
Marcy  created this adorable card.. I am loving the tone and texture. That flower is amazing too.. 

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dear Lizzy giveaway!!!

My sweet friend Liz Kartchner many of you know her as Dear Lizzy from American Crafts Dear Lizzy Line, is doing a fun give away on her blog with The Alley Way Stamps. For your chance to win some check it out...
Dear Lizzy
Lisa has an adorable peek-a-boo Birthday monsters for us from MONSTER MASH. I love how she has them all around the card, and those gooley eyes are so fun! 

Barb has created a card to melt a man's heart! It's punny sentiment from Monster Mash is sweet enough without being mushy. The images are from Gotta Bug? and Hey Cupcake. I love how she used twine instead of ribbon, wonky scallops and a dark woodgrain border.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

we love color

I don't know about you, but I love lime green, Annette made this adorable card with the new Mustache Mania set letting you know how much she loves Mustaches.. she checked NO to shave it!! LOVE the fun colors on this card too..

Laurel has used the Hey Cupcake set to make a card that can be used for a few different occasions.  Always handy to have an all occasion card on hand. I love the patterned paper, and the fun sewing.. those blue words make this card extra fun!

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Monday, March 12, 2012


Laurel has made another encouragement card and this one uses a few of our sets.  The little monster is from the Monster Mash set, don't you love those eyes?!  The arms of the monster are from the Snow Much Set. The talking bubble and sentiment are from the Talk to Me set.  Finally the dumbells are from the Work it Out set.  The monster is mounted on foam squares. I love the colors in this card. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't give up if I received this card :)

Marcy made this adorable card with the dream in color stamp.. I love how she made the one color just pop 

Barb's encouragement card is manly through and through! I love how she masked out a frame and stamped each of the patterned 'staches from Mustache Mania to create this fun tone on tone background. The sentiment was built using separate words from Work It Out and Mustache Mania. The bright colors of the barber pole are also picked up in that awesome airmail twine she's used to tie the sentiment frame to the card. Love that little silver stitching detail too! What man wouldn't love this card? :D

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Friday, March 9, 2012

lookin good

Laurel has used the Priceless Joy birdie along with the barbell from Work it Out.  To make a card that is ready to roll..  love that paper piecing. The numbered ribbon finishes the theme off nicely, and that touch of twine adds just the right touch :)

Marcy made this fun birthday party favor using two of the
adoable little goulies from the Monster Mash set. The fun bright colors of this brings me back to when I was a child. 
 The word bubble is from Talk To Me wouldn't this be adorable on top of a present, or for a party favor.. so cute!.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Be Inspired Challenge #2

Yay!!! It's that time again, another fun TAWS BE Inspired Challenge.. here is the amazing inspirational picture.. Please read the rules below.. :)

  • Okay.. now the fun part.. here it is.. I want you to look at the photo and BE Inspired.. it can be by the colors, or maybe you are inspired by just ONE of the colors.. maybe all 5. Maybe you like the palm trees, or the fun pink doors..are you inspired by the wood, maybe you make a rustic card.. Whatever inspires you when you look at this photo.. Go with it.. use it, and BE Inspired!! :) I can't wait to see what you come up with.. (let us know how you were inspired)

here is our BE Inspired logo for you to use, we would love it if you added it to your blog :)

  • Prizes.. we have to have prizes for all the effort put into it right? So here are the details in the prizes.. 1st place will be hand picked by me.. will receive 2 free stamp sets of their choice, and a badge to proudly display on their blog.
  • Random winner.. we will have one random winner, who will receive 1 free stamp set of their choice, and a winners badge to proudly display on their blog..
-Feel free to upload your projects to our Creation BLVD. Flicker group for your chance to be spotlighted on the TAWS blog

    we can't wait to see how you are inspired.. :)

    Here is how the DT was inspired by the photo...

    Here are the fun details for our Be Inspired Challenge
    • This challenge will run from today March 8nd- March 21st. (closing at Midnight Mtn. time)
    • You must use a The Alley Way Stamps image/sentiment in your project. (if you don't have any the Alley Way Stamps yet.. don't fret.. you can find freebies for you to use in our freebie section HERE)
    • We are open to all ideas-cards, layouts, altered projects, etc.. BE INSPIRED!
    • You must include the TAWS inspirational photo or the BE Inspired photo plus a link back to us IN your actual blog post. So others that want to BE Inspired can play along!
    • Please link DIRECTLY to your project.
    • Link up below using the blue MR. Linky..
    • Must be a NEW CHALLENGE...
    • ***for an extra chance to win a freebie this month... post your creation on our facebook page too
    So go and BE inspired.. we can't wait to see what you make..hugs

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    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

    Freebie Wednesday!! :)

    The first Wednesday of each month we  have a freebie here at The Alley Way Stamps. Now this will be either a shaped card template, digital stamp and sentiment or both.. these will be available here on the blog and be placed under the freebies section! :) So today is one of those freebie day's.
    I am so excited to share with you what I made using the freebie..
    here is the video if you want to grab the freebie and play along with us :)
    YOUtube is being dumb.. I will upload it asap :) 

    Barb has made a sweet (pardon the pun) card for us today using Hey Cupcake. I like how she paper pieced all of the stamped images and added subtle shading with a grey Copic marker. Now each image has a more realistic shape. Adding soft grey baker's twine literally ties everything together...I am in LOVE with how she made one cupcake more masculine, and one more feminine, also those hearts are AMAZING!! LOVE!

    Annette has created this cute Grundy card using the new Chatterbox images. Don't you just love it. The fun green and blue let you know this is a COOL creation!

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    Tuesday, March 6, 2012

    video with ali.. make your own bakers twine

    here is a super fun cupcake card Marcy created.. don't you love how she used the background basics chevrons to make the fun design on the bottom of the main cupcake.. :) 

    Dreaming in color with Lisa next. Love that pop of color with her hearts from HEY CUPCAKE inside the conversation bubble from TALK TO ME. It reminds me of a paint pallet. The embossed sentiment from CHATTERBOX pops on the gray.

    here is a fun little card using the homemade bakers twine I made.. if you want to know how.. watch and click on the link when the bubble pops up :) hugs

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    Monday, March 5, 2012

    group hug...

    Barb has been having fun playing with the Monster Mash set! And who wouldn't...they're so adorable! She stamped each of these cuties using bright chalk inks then lightly colored each in with a coordinating colored pencils. She built her sentiment using individual words from Chatterbox. I love the color, the different punched edges and the sheer volume of shifty eyes, especially the one sitting smack dab in the middle of the bow! Feel like you're being watched? ;) don't worry they are friendly..

    Annette has gone Stache-Tastic and created this fun little guy using Mustache Mania and Monster Mash.  I love how she used Mustache Mania and made him some hair with one of the fun mustache's, she used the bodies from 2 of the monsters to make up this guy..  The possibilities are endless.  

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    Saturday, March 3, 2012

    Videos with Ali- Get MOOvin'... FB WInner too

    Get MOOvin' hehe.. don't you just think this little fella is adorable? I love him.. and think he is so stinkin cute. Well here is a simple video on how you can make your own little sour cream container with just a few supplies.. :) enjoy! 

    It's time to announce our FB winner too :) 
    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!! 

    SO!!! Our FB winner for the month of Feb is.....( picked)
    Jodi Wilton
    YAY!! congrats.. she made this adorable card using our TAWS images..
    (you have 1 week to email me your address to claim your prize please include the name of the set you want too..)

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