Friday, June 29, 2012

July Release DAY! Because WE CAN! :)

Yay!! it's here.. 
We decided to release the stamps a day early.. Why? You ask? Well because we CAN! We were so excited to share these with you we couldn't wait any longer.. 

TAWS July stamps.. (We now accept CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS TOO click  to learn how) 

before all the fun stuff.. :) I wanted to show you these cute little creation using one of the new stamps...
I made this fun little scene using the tropic topics set.. I also used the banner from the Hey Cupcake, and the bowling ball from adoraBOWL for the sun! :) Yep my little snake is basking in the sun!

I also made this card just for fun.. to see more details about it.. feel free to visit my blog :) 

Fa-la-la- Yes it's true, I am already thinking about Christmas.. it's that Christmas in July fever going on at TAWS.. So I wanted to give you this set to play with. There are A LOT of magazines, and challenges asking you to use Christmas stamps, so I thought.. why not give you all something new to show them! Don't you love that BIG nose on that reindeer. hehe

Alphabet Soup- I had a quite a few emails of people asking me to create an alphabet stamp set.. this is just one of a few in the making.. This set reminds me of the Soup, with it's fun and silly letters. So now you can mix and match the TAWS sentiments and create your own to match. 

Tropic Topic- We can't have the summertime without some tropical animals. What's more fun than that? Well this set includes cute stamps to make a palm tree as high or as low as you want, how about coconuts, or banana's on it. Maybe you want a monkey swinging from your tree. Another fun thing is.. see that eye by that cute flamingo, well you can use that eye in place of the other eyes for even more versatility. 
Don't forget to come back MONDAY to see if you are one of the winners from the blog hop!

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Sneak peeks day 4

One of my favorite things growing up, and something I now do with my children.. is make Magic Reindeer Food.. I LOVE it!! Sprinkle it on the lawn to let Santa know where to stop.. We also give these out as gifts to Libby's friends.. 

I just LOVE how Annette used the new Fa-la-la set.. that reindeer's nose is just the best.. It looks like she is making magic reindeer food at her house too. Don't you just love the dots and stripes :) 

Danielle used Alphabet Soup to make this amazing patriotic card.. I love how she embossed each word with a different color embossing powder.. and the little piece of blue twine holding on the flags just tie it together.. 

Arielle create this adorable card with the fun hippo in our Tropic Topic set. Don't you just love those swim trunks that she put on him.. I don't know about you.. but this makes me want to go swimming. :) This would be such a fun birthday invite..

Don't forget to leave a comment here for your chance to win! :) If you haven't done the blog hop yet.. scroll down to do it!!
Today is your last day to post to win!!!! 
Come back tomorrow for a little SURPRISE!!!!!
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sneak Peeks for July - Day 3

We are on Day 3 of the sneak peeks.. you are only seeing little bits and pieces.. but it's super fun to see what the girls come up with.. 
Ahhh... Tropic Topic.. is the theme today.. 
Arielle made this adorable card using one of my favorite color combos.. pink and green.. I love how she paper pieced her flamingo and that big button just ties everything together. 

Marcy went with fun frame she made.. I love how the wing of the flamingo is glittered up.. isn't that picture just adorable. 

Coconuts 5cents.. hehe Lyndal created this adorable card using the Tropic Topic, Alphabet Soup and the gorgeous over-sized tie is from Tie One On. I love how she has the buttons for coconuts.. hehe

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sneak Peeks for JULY - Day 2

First off.. JULY!!! AHHH.. Okay it's no secret that I LOVE Christmas.. so I had to make a fun Christmas set.. and I LOVE critters.. so a Reindeer was top on my list.. 

Laurel has used the new Fa-la-la set don't you just love that big red nose :) Love the cute little tag that goes along with it!.. The sentiment is from the Christmas Magic set.

Ali made this fun card using the new Alphabet Soup Set.. Yes you heard right.. an ALPHabet set.. :) Don't you love the shape of the letters making a heart.. 

Barb  made this beautiful card using the hot pink flamingo from Tropic Topic  .. I love the leafs in the background, and how she used the sentiment from Chatterbox perfectly with this..    

Okay I  love how Arielle created this background using the Gotta Bug set. She also used the new Alphabet soup set to make her own scrabble tiles.. Love that she got them to fit and say Feel Better.. That pop of red is just the right touch..  

You all know I love me some CAS.. and this is so adorable.. Jingle made this card with just the perfect touch of color.. I LOVE those eyes.. eeehhh.. 
Snake, Rattle, & Roll
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Behind the Alley SNEAK PEEKS!!! 

I can't believe it is almost JULY already!! WOW!!! 
We are so excited to have 4 new girls join us.. and remember that means you get to see 4 more sneak peeks.. Yay!!

It's Behind the Alley for the next 4 (weekdays) days..   There are 3  new sets from The Alley Way Stamps that you can buy on July 1st in our shop

Who doesn't love free stamps?? Here are some things you can do for a chance to win one of the new sets. THREE people will win! 

2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Comment on the taws posts for the next 4 weekdays
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)   You have until June 30th to leave comments.

Here are the DT blogs to visit

So start hoppin' :) let us know what creation is your favorite.. Leave it on this post! 

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Monday, June 25, 2012

TAWS Showcase

Today is the day for our Showcase BLVD.. but before we get to that.. we have something to share with you! Our very own Jingle is in the Paper Crafts Idol 2012 :)  We are so happy for her.. she made this adorable creation! Using one of our new sets that you will hear all about Alphabet Soup.. The TAWS Blog hop is tomorrow! Don't forget to come back to see what's new for July! 
You're Sharp!
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 that have been spotted around.. Our facebook page is also featuring some of these cuties.. check it out! 
.. if you would like a chance to be featured on our blog..upload your creation using TAWS stamps or a freebie to The Creation Blvd, TAWS facebook, .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 :)

-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, June 22, 2012

Winner of BE inspired Challenge

I have to tell you .. each week this get harder and harder.. you all are so creative! :) Thanks so much for playing along! The colors were just amazing and the creativity was so fun to see.. Okay onto our winners.. :) 

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 adore your use of colors and how you made the little bubbles coming up from the fish.. such an adorable creation!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- pick: ( dude was smiling down on you.. winner of 1 stamp set of your choice.)
The Alley Way Stamps
This creation is so adorable.. I love how you incorporated so many of the fun freebies.. and how cute is that bitty bug? :) 

Congrats!!! You have 1 week to email me your choice of stamps :) Hugs
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

a chance to win!

Look who we are sponsoring!
I am so excited!! You have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the TAWS store! I hope you will join in and play!

Annette was inspired by the movie Finding Nemo.. One of my favorites! Doesn't this turtle remind you of Crush! hehe.. she used Sea Mates and it's a perfect sentiment to go along with it! 

Laurel was inspired by the movie Due Date and has used the Reel Time stamp set to create a cute little baby shower gift.I just adore the popcorn in the umbrella.. and the colors too

Arielle used Reel Time, and was inspired my the movie theme in general! The word "swell" in the sentiment came from the Castaways set. Doesn't that popcorn look yummy?!?

Lyndal's card was inspired by the movie Andre, based on the true story of a sea lion who befriended a family - FUR REEL!  Her card was created using Reel Time and Castaways.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I can't believe it!!

Sadly this is Lisa's last post with the TAWS DT.  Sniff Sniff. Lisa has been such an inspirational resorce to me, and I have loved getting to know her.. she has become a great friend and will truly be missed.. I love her adorable card using the bright hot pink with that "pop" of black.. hehe :) and the texture is amazing! You will be missed Lisa :) 

Marcy made this adorable card, that looks like a ship's port hole.. I love he fun pearls that were added and the cute char.. don't you just love the sentiment.. It's a perfect fit for this card.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I'm SO Proud of You..

Let's go to the movie!! Barb created an adorable movie marquee.. I love it! so creative and fun. Love the cute little stars, and the fun texture too. Don't you just love how she turned this into a focal point on the card.

Marcy used Castaways to have an ocean of Love.. Well I LOVE the cute little jelly with the shimmer.. and the fun blue ink around him :) This is definitely a creation I LOVE! What a fun way to open her card too..

Danielle used the fun Chatterbox sentiment set to create this adorable card.. I love that she has used that bright pop of teal pearls to really tie in her black butterflies.. adorable!

Lyndal had fun combining Mad Gab and Castaways to make a card inspired by this months BE INSPIRED challenge.  Don't forget you have until June 20 to enter into this months Be Inspired Challenge, and the chance to win some great free stamps!

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Monday, June 18, 2012

something fishy :)

This is sign and SEALED with a FISH....Annette has created this fun card using the new Sea Mates and one of the talking bubbles from Talk to Me.  I just love how she added the fish in the talking bubble. Isn't her coloring just amazing! I love the light pink background.. so fun! 

Lisa used one of  this month's new releases CASTAWAYS to make this mind blowing card! I just love the way she created the bubbles.. and that fish just POP's off the card!

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Sunday, June 17, 2012


WOW! Thanks so much for all the continued support of TAWS.. We truly love our followers.. :) for the winner.. :)

Marie / Legojenta said...
Congratulations to the new DT girls =) Thanks also for a chance to win!
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Friday, June 15, 2012

We still have the 300 follower giveaway HERE :) 

Yay!! I am so excited to share with you these projects today! Barb created this adorable clothes line using the FREEBIE Onsie template from TAWS.. She then used our new sets to create some adorable creatures on the shirts.. love that stitching too

Laurel has used the new Reel Time set along with the Get The Point? to make a gift card holder.  Inside is a pocket to hold a gift card.  One of the restaurants near her offers a dinner and a movie package and it makes a great gift for a couple that is hard to buy for. I am so LOVING the colors :)

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

We still have the 300 follower giveaway HERE :) 
Marcy used Reel Time to make this microwave popcorn package holder.  This would be such a fun little gift for a new neighbor, kids classroom hand outs for birthdays.. or I could see a basket of these for a Christmas present, just add some soda pop and you are set! 

Lisa used REEL TIME too... she made this cute little card, it reminds me of a movie ticket.. I love her coloring on the background popcorn.. and she was so cleaver, she took a sentiment from  KITCHEN GADGETS to go along with this :)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New TAWS DT Girls :) and a giveaway

Before we get to the new TAWS DT girls.. (yes I said girls) I wanted to share with you all a couple really cute creations using the new sets in the store right now.. :)

Barb created this adorable scene, I love how she made this into a street sign, and a get out of "town" kind of card.. love the yellow line down the middle of the road too :)

Lisa used the fun jelly fish or it could be an octopus from  Castaways.. I love the background, and the sentiment is so fitting for this creation..

Now for what you all have been waiting for.. I have to tell you this was such a hard decision to make. 70 people linked up to join the team.. and I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to each and everyone of you.. :) 

I have decided to add 4 more girls to the team.. I hope you will visit their blogs and welcome them to the TAWS family..  here they are.. 

"Hi Lyndal here from Melbourne, Australia.  I remember my Gran always used to ask me “What are you creating now?”  I discovered scrapbooking almost 7 years ago and was lucky enough to teach at my local store before it closed.  My supplies gathered dust until late last year when my daughter and her friend thought they’d like to have a stall at their school fair, so I offered to make a few cards – and I was hooked!  I LOVE this creative outlet and the on-line community that surrounds it.  I love CAS and punny cards so TAWS stamps are just perfect – and they are great for dressing up scrapbook pages too!  I am super excited to be invited to join the TAWS Design Team – amazingly talented ladies - and just wait to see some of the FAB stamps Alison has for you!!"

"I'm Arielle Gordon, wife to Jeff and mom to Alex (4) and Maisie Grace (2 1/2)... I work full time and craft full time (of course the craft supplies only come out when the kiddies are tucked in for the night - which only leaves 5 or 6 hours a day for sleeping - LOL!). I started stamping and blogging five years ago. I's so fun! Which is one reason I am thrilled to be a TAWS DT - Alison's images are SUPER FUN & whimsical!!! I also love cooking, playing in the sprinkler with the kids, and taking tons of pictures. I run 2 challenge blogs, colourQ and RetroSketches, and also have fun as a DT member for a few others and "hybrid decorator" for a digital scrap house. I stay busy and happy!"

Heard You're in a Jam (front)A Different Color Final We blend well  
"I am me. I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I am an artist. I am a crafter. I laugh. A lot.  I make stuff.  Lots of stuff.  And I absolutely love doing it.  That's all."

"Hi, I'm Danielle Daws and I'm thrilled to be joining TAWS DT!  I've been stamping for 4 years, and I started colouring images a couple of years ago.  My husband assures me I'm getting better at staying between the lines.  I have an unhealthy attachment to my Prismacolor pencils and I've spent far too long searching for the perfect sharpener (who knew there were so many different types?)!  Other than that, I live in Tasmania, Australia with my husband and our 5 year old daughter - she's getting better at colouring between the lines too..."

I am so excited to have each and everyone of these girls join the TAWS DT.. don't worry if you didn't make the team.. we will be adding a Guest DT member each month soon.. so look for that :) 

** Wait there is more!! We have 300 followers on the blog.. so we are going to have a giveaway.. all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.. I will draw a winner on Sunday! :) 
Thanks for your constant support.. HUGS

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