Sunday, December 27, 2015

Video : Adding Gold & a Sad Farewell!

Hi it's Therese here and sadly this is my final video and post as part of the TAWS Youtube Specialist Team.  I would like to say a big thanks to all and send my love to the team (especially Ali and Chrissie) with all the best wishes in the future!

So now, onto my card and today I am getting back into gold and have used the Swee-Tea and BIG Time stamp sets with lots of shiny goodness.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Saturday, December 26, 2015


Hi everyone, it's Michelle here! To have fun with some bright, happy colors, I used one of my favorite techniques of repeated stamping in a rainbow pattern. I also did some simple masking for my sentiment to make it stand out. I used stamps from the stamp sets "Point of View" and "It's My Party!"

And since this will be my last post/video for the Alley Way Stamps, make sure to stay connected over at my blog, on YouTube, and Instagram! :)

Hi everyone it's Holly here with my final card as well.. It's been a blast creating with the Alley Way Stamps and a huge Thank you to everyone on the team as well as Chrissies and Alison! I'm using Branching out and Big Time for a fun watercolor card. 

Hello everyone, this is Emily sharing my last card for TAWS.  It's been an awesome 3 years designing for Alison.  I'll miss all her amazing artworks and my fabulous Design Team.  

Hi. Lexa here with a no line watercoloring card as my last card in TAWS amazing team. I might be new, but I totally adore all these ladies. So, here's a sweet sweet card for you all.

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Friday, December 25, 2015

You Will Be Missed...

Hello crafters!  Julia A. here and today is my last post and video for The Alley Way Stamps. It's been a fantastic 6 month journey with this team, and I can't thank Alison enough for inviting me to play along with her gorgeous images.

Today, for my very last card, I am using the mini set "Blast Off" and a German sentiment that says 'You Will Be Missed Here', which is how I feel about The Alley Way Stamps. Thank you for having me!

To see how I created the card and colored the rocket, check out the video below.

Hi Friends!  Meredith here for my final Alley Way post.  It's been an amazing year with this wonderful crafty team.  Thank you Alison and Chrissie so much for this fantastic opportunity.  I will miss being a part of such a phenomenal group.  For my last creation I used Happy Everything in combination with Branching Out to make this fun birthday card.

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Thursday, December 24, 2015


Hi it's N@ Ali. This little flower from Flower Doodles is one of my favourite stamps ever! I just love how it turns so different each time, and it's very relaxing to add color to it! If you have this set already here's an idea to make a Christmas card out of it, if you don't there's still time to get your hands on it here!!

Hello! Dana here with a card featuring Point of View. I used pigment inks to make a Chevron background and the tiny sentiments in the stamp set!

Hi all!  Angel here with my last TAWS design team card :(  I've had such fun creating with these ladies!!!  The sentiment is from the From Us set and the numbers are from the Digits set.  I hope you all have a wonderfully Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Hi guys! This is Emily Cupely with my last card for TAWS. I really have enjoyed my term in this amazing team and hope you have enjoyed my cards as well. Below is the video tutorial where I used the Rain or Shine and Point of View stamp sets to create a 4 bar card. Enjoy & happy holidays! ♥

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Video: Wish, Shine, Twinkle, Sparkle

Hi Everyone. It's Julia W back for my last post with TAWS. It has been absolutely wonderful contributing to a team of designers that I so sincerely admire. For today's how-to video, I'm sharing a winter card using stamps from the fabulous Winter's Butterflies stamp set. As always, you can watch the video below, or over on the TAWS YouTube channel. I wish you all a very merry Christmas and nothing but the best for 2016. 

Hi, it's Yuki! I know Christmas is right around the corner, but I've already finished up and mailed out all of my holiday cards. I'm still short on birthday cards, so for today, I decided to make a fun belated birthday card featuring Sea Mates and Happy Everything.
"Crab, I Forgot" by Handmade by Yuki | Sea Mates and Happy Everything by The Alley Way Stamps
I colored the cute crab with Copic markers and fussy-cut him out, leaving a white border. I used 2 different sizes of stitched rectangles to create the layered, window effect. For the focal panel, I created the waves by using the negative portion a scalloped border die. I clear heat embossed the sentiment from "Happy Everything" and colored the water using Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean distress inks. I then used Tumbled Glass and Broken China for the sky. I used a stitched circle die to create the sand bank for the crab and colored it with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress inks.

I just love the puny sentiment and the fun layout. I hope you were inspired by today's card and be sure to swing by my blog for a full list of supplies. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi everyone it's Holly here with a fun cheery Christmas card today. I'm using the super fun set Penguins on Parade and the coordinating Everyday's a Holiday. My Sentiment is from Happy Everything.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Worth Melting For

Hi all!  Angel here with a card using the sweet little set called Melt Your Heart Out.  I covered the melted snowman with Frosted Lace Stickles.

Hello! Dana here with a card featuring the Melt Your Heart Out stamps set! I stamped the snowman on Kraft card stock and used Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils to color him up! A super easy way to make an easy card!!

Hello, Emily here.  This colorful card was made with the sets: Fancy Pants and Point of View.  I used MISTI to create the 2 colors on "Celebrate"  I added few coordinating enamel dots to finish the look.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas is right around the corner!!

Happy Monday! N@ Ali here with a seasonal card featuring Point of View & Mistletoe Kisses. Have a great week!

Hi Friends!  Meredith here with a super simple tag using Point of View, Cake Day and Happy Everything.  I have very little time right now so I'm putting together tags that are easy to mass produce so that I can adorn my gifts!  I used a few different Hero Arts ink for both the background and the present images.  I used my Hero Arts black dye ink for my sentiment.  I punched two holes at the top and used some heavy gold cording.

Hello!  Lisa here today and I have a cute set of tags using an older stamp set called All Wrapped Up and two different mediums for coloring with two very different color schemes...

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Our Final Guest Designer!

We are back with our final Guest Designer, Karin Akesdotter! Karin is not only incredibly talented, but she is so sweet and kind, too!

For her first card, she used the Monster Mash set and Out of this World.  Ack! This is SO FUN! I adore that window she made!!!!

Her second project is this stunning Bookmark, created using Flower Show! Isn't her coloring just perfect?

Thank you so much, Karin, for joining us this month.  We have loved having you!!!!
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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Video: Christmas Penguin

Hi Crafty Friends. It's Julia W back to share another seasonal card. Today I'm featuring Penguins on Parade, Winter's Butterflies, and Mistltoe Kisses. As always there's a how-to video to share with you. You can watch the video below, or over on the TAWS YouTube channel.

Hello. Lexa here with a fun birthday card using Point Of View, Old Games, Happy Everything, Digits. I choose some bright colors combo, kids love them..and so do I. I hope you like it!

Hi everyone it's Holly here with a fun watercolored project using the Swee-tea set and some Zig Clean Color Real brush Markers. 

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Some Friday Inspiration...

Hi crafters, Julia A. here today! I have a fun card that combines a whimsical image from the It's My Party stamp set with an elegant style.

Here's the video for you to check out the coloring on the balloons using inexpensive Stabilo markers, which behave similarly to Distress Markers.

Hello!  It's Lisa here today!  I'm popping in quickly to share a card I've created with the new Swee-Tea Stamp Set.  I love all of the fun sentiments in this set and how they can be played off of the images.  This card was easy to create with a little masking and coloring...

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Part-Tea On

Hello!! Dana here with a card featuring the new Swee-Tea, i used Distress Markers to color the tea cup and flowers. For the background i used the same distress markers and the smoosh technique!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Hippo Birthday

Hi, it's Yuki! Today I'm sharing a fun birthday card featuring Tropic TopicHappy Everything and Waddle Pals.

Even though Christmas is right around the corner, I couldn't help make a fun tropical-themed birthday card with the adorable hippo. I started off by stamping the birthday hat from "Waddle Pals" onto the hippo. I then colored the hippo and two leaves with Copic Markers and fussy-cut them out, leaving a white border. I die cut my cloud layer, sky background and grassy layer using an A2-sized stitched rectangle die so that each layer would have the matching stitching. For the sentiment, I used the "hippo" from "Tropic Topic" and the "birthday" from "Happy Everything" and stamped it directly onto the sky background. To give the grassy layer some added interest, I added some matching twine.

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This is such a fun card and I just love the puny sentiment. I hope you were inspired by today's card and be sure to swing by my blog for a full list of supplies. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi everyone it's Holly here and today I have a super cute card using the set Melt Your Heart Out and some Distress Ink for a fun background.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

We Wish You

Hello!  Dana here with a card featuring the new Happy Everything stamp set. This set is great for all the major holiday's and special occasions. For my card i made an Easter card with some spring and Easter stickers along with the Easter sentiment from the set.

Hi everyone it's Holly here and today I have a fun card using the sets Big Time and Cake Day

Hi all!  Angel here with a card using the Swee-Tea stamp set.  Such a fun cup to paper piece!

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Season Wishes to You!

Hi guys! This is Emily Cupely with a video tutorial where I used the Waddle Pals and Breakfast Club stamp sets along with cool colors to create a "Hello" card perfect for Winter. Hope you enjoy it! :)

Hello, hello!!!  Lisa here with another little tag I've created using the new stamp set: Melt Your Heart Out.  I created this tag a little backwards from how I normally work with watercolors and embossing, by first watercoloring on the tag randomly and then heat embossing my image in white.  It's fun to twist old techniques and see different results.  Hope you like it!

Hi Friends!  Meredith here with a fun tag to add to some of my holiday gifts!  I made a bunch of these using the awesome Alley Way set called True Colors.  I used a precut manila tag, the kind you buy at your local office supply store.  Using these saves me time when I need to make many of them.  I like the vanilla color that the manila tags lend.  I used my Hero Arts ink in Pale Tomato, Wet Cement and Tide Pool to stamp the large hearts.  I then added the gold hearts with my Delicata gold pigment ink.  I added some red/white bakers twine  as a finishing touch.  I will be writing my To: and From: by hand which is why there is no other sentiment.

Happy Monday! N@ Ali here with a seasonal card using Digits & Mistletoe Kisses.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Video : Keeping it Warm and a Guest Designer!

Hi it's Therese here and today I have a really fun CAS snowman card using the Melt Your Heart Out stamp set.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

So glad you could stop by today!

We also have an amazing Guest Designer joining us! Please welcome Karin Akesdotter! She is so talented and has all kinds of fantastic inspiration today for us!

First up, she used Flower Show! I just adore Karin's style and this card did not disappoint at all! It is so soft and pretty - the perfect Sympathy Card.

Next, she used the Monster Mash set! I LOVE how she masked out the monster and created a fun and colorful group! This card is swoon worthy!

Karin will be back with us next week, so please stop back to see what she comes up with! I don't know about you, but I can't wait!!!!

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Video: Last Minute Holiday Card

Season's greetings crafty friends. It's Julia W. back to share another holiday how-to video. Holiday crunch time is looming over us, so just like I've been doing all season long, I have a quick and easy card to share. You can whip this one up quickly for any last minute outings, or unexpected gifts. I used Mistletoe Kisses, and Wreathed in Love for my card. You can watch the video below, or over on the TAWS YouTube channel.

Hi. Lexa here with a melting snowman card. Hehe. This image from Melt Your Heart Out is too cute! I add some penguins for his companion..I use the smaller penguins from Waddle Pals. And that sentiment...away too adorable.

Hello, Emily here!  This card was made with SweeTea and Point of View.  Love that super cute mug.  I colored it with Copic markers.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

White Christmas

 Hi it's N@ Ali. Here's my card using Happy Everything and Everyday's a Holiday.

Hi Friends!  Meredith here with a super fun project to share!  First off, I will tell you that I was inspired by the amazing Jennifer McGuire who did this on her blog a few weeks ago (genius!).  I used the adorable Moosing You set and my colored pencils (Prismacolor) to create this ornament.

Hi, everyone! Heather P. here w/a card I created using one of my favorite sets, It's My Party.  I just love that sweet turtle, his expression always makes me smile! 

And last but not least, here's Julia A. with the fastest get well card you'll ever create. Because, sometimes, you might only have a few minutes and why not whip up something super easy yet thoughtful?

And because it's such a simple card, featuring the Oogles and Gotta Bug stamps, the video is also super short :) Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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