Thursday, May 31, 2012

June Release DAY!

*** Important FYI.. I am going to be gone for a weekish for a Birthday get away.. any orders that are placed June 2nd-10th will be shipped out on the 11th.. thanks so much for understanding! HUGS***
Yay!! it's here.. we are so excited to show you TAWS JUNE stamps.. (We now accept CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS TOO click here to learn how) woohoo...  
before all the fun stuff.. :) I wanted to show you these cute creations using the new stamps....

Annette has created a Ocean of love filled with all the fun images from our new Sea Mates and Castaways.  I love how she added the twine to create a fish bowl look.  This card is full of color. Don't you want to go swimming or to the ocean now? lol

Sea Mates- this adorable set is perfect for the summer creations I just know you will be making.. My kids have already started playing with these stamps.. with fun punny sentiments they are sure to make it into your craft room.

Reel Time- I don't know about you.. but we LOVE the movies, and I thought it would be fun to have a way to create your own scenes. Or maybe you have a popcorn lover out there like me. I just had to make a little prego girl since when I was pregnant, I loved going to the movie..and she looks like she is "Ready to POP" what a fun sentiment right :)

Castaways- this is another set of course you can mix and match, but how fun is that.. that we get some creatures that you might not find on the coral reefs but down in the deep part of the ocean. Or take the cute little seal and place a ball on it's nose for a circus theme.. really it's endless..

I hope you are just as excited as we are about these new sets..Come back tomorrow to see if you are one of our lucky Behind the Alley Blog hop winners :)

see you here.. !

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Behind the alley Day 4

The new release will be availible tonight at 10:00pm Mtn (TAWS Time) woohoo...

Don't forget to leave a comment here on this post for more chances to win this release.. if you haven't done the hop with us yet.. Hop to it :) 

Lisa embossed the sentiment from CHATTERBOX  and is giving a sneak peek at one of the new releases using these cute crabs.  Aren't the google eyes adorable! I love how she stacked them up.. so fun!

here is an adorable creation that Marcy created.. I love the colors, and the way she put the diamond glaze on top of the fish too cute!! She did some reverse stamping.. If you don't know what that is, you can watch a video HERE to learn how!
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Behind the alley Day 3 preview

Marcy  used  a new set called Castaways, this is such a cute card.. doesn't that patterned paper remind you of waves.. and she used the new sentiment too..

Barb used the new Reel Time set.. love that she made a date night card.. I think it would be so fun to get this card asking your hubby, boyfriend/girlfriend, or just friend out on a date don't you.. :) 

Don't forget to leave a comment here on this post for more chances to win this release.. if you haven't done the hop with us yet.. Hop to it :) 

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Behind the alley Day 2 preview

Annette is POP-IN Reel Time.  I love how she added the stickles to the pop-corn and how about those stripes.  Makes me want some popcorn.  LOVE it!

Laurel has created a little Get Well packet using the new Reel Time stamp set.  Packaged up is some microwave popcorn and peanut M&Ms (have you ever put these in your popcorn? yummy!)  A nice little thinking of you when someone is not feeling well and if they are really sick, you could include a movie and some slippers.

Don't forget to leave a comment here on this post for more chances to win these new sets.. if you haven't done the HOP yet.. well Hop to it :)
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Monday, May 28, 2012

Behind the ALLEY blog hop.. and prizes!!!

Behind the Alley SNEAK PEEKS!!! 

I can't believe it is almost JUNE already!! WOW!!! Well...
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 June has in store for you.   There are 3  new sets from The Alley Way Stamps that you can buy on June 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 May 31st to leave comments.

Here are the DT blogs to visit
Before you get off on the hop.. I wanted to share a project I made using the Reel Time set.. this is one of my fav images right now on this set.. it's a silhouette of a pregnant girl.. and a sentiment to go along with it.. "Ready to Pop" how fun is that?
 I used different inks and inked her up.. subtracting the belly except from the girl in the middle.. :)

lets get hoppin.. don't forget to come back to this blog post and tell us what you think :) first stop Alison
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Friday, May 25, 2012

TAWS Showcase

I wanted to share a something with you also :) 
If you are thinking about adding some TAWS stamps to your collection... look at one NEW Happy customer just said about us! :) Thanks Carol!

Today is the day for our Showcase BLVD.. 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..or on your blog and let us know.. that way we can leave you a comment and you can have a chance at being featured HERE :)


Heard You're in a Jam (front)
We blend well





-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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Thursday, May 24, 2012

ahh.. ya!

Laurel has used the Kitchen Gadgets and Kitchen Gadgets 2 set on this cute little homespun apron card, perfect for a friend who loves to bake.  Inside the pocket would be a good place to put a gift card to a favorite kitchen store. I just adore that paper she used.. and the trim is a perfect touch :)

What teen girl wouldn't love to have this retro chic card made by Lisa combining two sentiments from Jibber Jabber and a mini background block from Tie One On?! I just adore how she used the same stamp but just stamped it in different colors to create this amazing card!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Marcy is creating this adorable mini scrapbook and I just love how she used the  Mad Gab to make the title for her scrapbook page. Don't you love the ribbon tabs too :)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012


 I really love how Annette  combined the Monster Madness sentiment with the Tie One On .. it totally works.. and I love that little tie, and the fun puffy paint around it!

Barb made this adorable creation using the Mad Gab sentiment.. I love the chevron bling and the beautiful hearts falling down.. 

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Winner of the BE inspired Challenge..

the TAWS DT Call is still open HERE

I have to tell you .. each week this get harder and harder.. you all are so creative! :) Thanks so much for playing along!

Winner of our BE inspired Challenge

It's time to announce our BE Inspired Challenge Winners!!!!!!!! We have a new challenge and freebies each month.. We love to see what you create! It get's so hard to pick the top pick each month.. 

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)
I just love how she took the bee and made it into a nest.. and her inspiration was so much fun too..

_____________________________________________________________________ pick: ( dude was smiling down on you.. winner of 1 stamp set of your choice.)
I really love the patterned paper and how she put the big circle behind the snail :) how fun! 

you each have 1week to email me to claim your prize..please include your snail mail too :) HUGS!!!
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Ribbon Carousel and TAWS WINNERS

Thank you so much to everyone who did the hop with us.. :) We had so much fun! I am here to announce the Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop Winners.. to see who won the TAWS stamps.. you have to head over to the Ribbon Carousel.. CLICK Here

Winner of the Ribbon Carousel is
Blogger Stacy B said...
That card is sure to make anyone feel better! What a great coloring job! Thanks for the chance to win!
May 18, 2012 10:58 PM

Facebook winner is!!!!
Brenda VanderWerff Hessian
A Happy Hello to Alley Way Stamps and Ribbon Carousel, a like all the way around!

yay!!! :)
email Corinna at to claim your prize. 
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You asked for it.. so I did it.. :) here is a video with Ali on how to make the fun bowling alley spinner card! :)

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Ribbon Carousel and TAWS Blog hop HERE

Laurel has created a cute little card mixing up a few of our sets.  I love how she has the banners saying the sentiment.. isn't this so fun! :)

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Design Team Call!!!

Hey Everyone! Yes it is true.. we are going to have a Design Team call.. Lisa will be leaving us at the end of June, (we are so sad to see her go) so we at TAWS will have a spot open for ONE lucky person to be added to our team!

Here are some of the details and how to apply!!

What is expected from you???
-Create 2 projects per stamp set (3 stamp sets will be given each month) Post them on the TAWS Blog, PCP DT Group, and your blog.
-1 creation from each stamp set will need to be sent to me for boutiques, craft shows, CHA, etc.. examples..
-You must have a blog.
-Comment on all particpants creations in the BE Inspired Challenge.-
-Participate in one blog hop a month showcasing the new releases.
-Help to promote TAWS and upload your creations linking back to any public forms you participate in.

What you get from us?
-The BEST DT out there.. these girls are amazing.. I love my team!
-3 free stamp sets a month
-A TAWS DT member only discount
-A TAWS DT badge to display on your blog
- Your Bio on the TAWS website..
Participate in blog hops with other companies and get cool stuff from them too..

This term is a 6month term July-Dec at that time I will review how your performance is etc. and then you may have the opportunity to stay on longer.. 

If this is something you are interested in.. please link your blog to Mr. Linky below.. I will let this go until May 31st.. Please spread the word too.. Good Luck to everyone!

New neighbor cards are always sweet.. and Marcy made a perfect card to make any neighbor feel welcome! :)

I love how Barb used the Tie One On set and used the little background squares to make her own.. Don't you just love the Grey and Red together :)
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Special Blog Hop with Ribbon Carousel

We are thrilled to be teaming up with the Ribbon Carousel today for an amazing blog hop packed with tons of talent and inspiration for your enjoyment 
with a pot of gold at the end for the blog hoppers! 
That's right.  I mean prizes! We're talking some GREAT prizes!  
A little about the Ribbon Carousel -
We have partnered with another Woman-Owned-Business, literally in the same county here in WA state, to help manufacture the Ribbon Carousels©. Sherri is a gem and I am very grateful for all she does. The raw materials are made in the USA.  So the entire product, from design to finish employs and supports people here in the United States.  This was VERY important to me, and I hope it is to you too.  You are getting a product that is of the highest quality, gorgeous, functional and made by two U.S. women-owned businesses.  

Now, lets talk about the prizes!  
One lucky blog hopper will win a ribbon carousel  and another lucky blog hopper will win TWO stamp sets of their choice from The Alley Way Stamps!

There are TWO MORE prizes up for grabs!  We will be giving away a $10 gift certificate on our Facebook page and The Alley Way Stamps will be giving away a stamp set on their Facebook page (winner's choice!)

Here's what you need to do to qualify for the Facebook prizes:

1. Head on over to the Ribbon Carousel's Facebook pagelook for the post about this blog hop and say hello there!  Be sure to "like" us if you haven't already!
2.Head on over to The Alley Way Stamps Facebook page and say hello there, too!  Be sure to "like" us, too!
3. Come back to our Facebook page and tell us you've done it!
4. Share the post on our Facebook page about this blog hop with a friend for an extra 
    chance to win!

So if you came to us by Jodi Collins :) thanks for hoppin with us and make sure to leave a comment here and on both the Ribbon Carousel's Facebook page and Our Facebook page.. :) 

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Marcy made this adorable magnetic bookmark using Monster Madness. This is such a great summer activity to do with the kids.. or for a birthday party favor..

Lisa brings us a love monster using our two monster sets MONSTER MADNESS and MONSTER MASH. I love how she used the lips and stamped them on the background and on the monster.. :) so adorable!

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Monday, May 14, 2012


I just adore how Barb made this card.. I love the cute little banners with all the fun sentiments down the sides, letting that friend know what she thinks of them.. :) don't you just love it..? 

Don't forget that our BE Inspired Challenge you only have 6 days left to play along! HUGS
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Annette has done a little stitching with our fun new Monster Madness,I love the fun different circles.. the cute sentiment from Mad Gab goes perfect with the car from the ..Priceless Joy.set.. :) so fun! Love how she rounded the bottom corners too just to make everything "flow" hehe..

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Laurel has used the Kitchen Gadgets and Kitchen Gadgets 2 on this card.  I love how she has embossed the rolling pin with woodgrain, and the fun pp how she lined them up on the mittens to make them look like they are quilted..

Lisa has paired lace and twine from the Ribbon Carousel May Club Kit and sentiment from MAD GAB to make butterfly kisses.I love that she has used the actual butterfly as part of her sentiment.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Marcy used sentiments from Mad Gab and Kitchen Gadgets 2.  The adorable paper pieced chickie is from Priceless Joy. I just love her combo of orange and blue together.. 

 Lisa brings us a trendy style using the banners from GET THE POINT? combined with the words to make her sentiment from the new release MAD GAB. I love how she rounded the top corner... and the fun twine to make this even more fun! 

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

How fun is this card by Annette...she used this fun sentiment from our new Mad Gab stamp set.  I love how she embossed the background and added some twine and liquid pearls. love how simply sweet this is

Barb   created this adorable retro card using Kitchen Gadgets, Kitchen Gadgets 2, and the fun background is from the phraseology stamp. I really love how she had the little gadgets saying hey! :) 

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Monday, May 7, 2012

I heart You!!

Marcy  used Kitchen Gadgets 2 and Mad Gab for this adorable anniversary card. 
I love how she glittered the hearts...they really pop... I love saying I "heart" you.. sometimes instead of I "love" you.. I do love the yellow and red together don't you.. :)

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Friday, May 4, 2012

love manly cards..

Lisa brings us a CAS collage card using the TIE ONE ON set. It's a perfect masculine card. I love how she used one of the background stamps as just a square.. and the way she put the sentiment on top of the bg is great too.. have a wonderful weekend.. hugs

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Be Inspired #4

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.. 
  • Colors- green, brown, lt tan, teal, burnt orange, (1 or all)
  • feathers, birds, outside
  • grass, shadows,
  •  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)
  • You must use one of the Alley Way Stamps but don't worry if you don't have any we have freebies you can use in our Freebies section of the blog :) 

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...

    Barb created a card inspired by the Be Inspired #4 challenge graphic. She used the wings from the chickie stamp from Priceless Joy to create the peacock's tail plumage. The speech bubble is from Talk to Me. He's handsome and he knows it! I love that she took the elements she was inspired by and ran with it :) don't you love the gems.. hehe..

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