September 30, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps October Blog Hop!

Hi there!!

Yay!! Its time for The Alley Way Stamps October Blog Hop!!! That means its release time and we have some fun new stamps!!! Three new sets plus a mini set free with a $40 purchase! There is also a chance to win all three new sets!! (details below)

I used the new Snow Daze set, a perfect snowflake stamp set!! I started with some dark brown card stock (it was leftover from my sneak card!) i thought it would make a wonderful non traditional winter card!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I stamped one of the snowflakes with versamark ink all over the card base, then embossed it with this white and gold glitter embossing powder i have. I also did NOT use my antistatic bag before embossing! I did this because i wanted the little embossing pieces to be all over my card stock! I think it helps the snowflakes look even more like well... snowflakes!! :D

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i pulled out this lovely sparkly white gold ribbon. I think i picked it up at Micheal's in the wrap department last year! Its is a gorgeous color!!! I adhered three strips of it, near the bottom of my card base.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I die cut a tiny tag and stamped the Merry & Bright from the also new stamp set All Wrapped Up in versamark ink. I embossed it with white embossing powder (using my antistatic bag first) :D I added a little bit of ribbon to the top of the tag and then used my scissors to curl the long tails. Last i added the tag to my card base with foam dots!!

I really love how sparkly and elegant this card turned out!!!

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Are you ready for the chance to win all THREE sets?

If YOU want to be that lucky winner, all you have to do is comment on the hop! 

You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Here are ways you can win: 

1-Comment on The Alley Way Stamps Blog
2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Post about it on Facebook or your blog
4-Like us on Facebook
5-Follow us on YouTube
6-Follow us on Pinterest

(leave a separate comment for each that you do)
You have until Tonight at 9:00PM TAWS time to leave them!
All winners will be announced tomorrow, October 1!
This cute mini set, Lava YOU, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of October!!! 
It will automatically be added to your order, so shop away!

Click below to hop - GOOD LUCK!!!
  




Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Snow Daze (available 10pm TAWS time)
Die: Reverse Confetti - Tag Me
Embossing Powder: White & Gold - Stampendous. White - Hero Arts
Ribbon: Micheal's
Versamark Ink 

September 28, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps - Sneak Peek #2

Hi there!!

Its day 2 of The Alley Way Stamps Sneak Peek! I'm sneaking a little peek of the new Tickle Me Happy set!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this set (yes i know, i pretty much says this every release.... but darn it they are all awesome stamps!!!)
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

So anyway i intended to make a Christmas card, however it ended up going in the other direction! I did use Christmas pattern paper! I pulled out an Authentique 6 x 6 pad and decided on this lovely Nordic like pattern for the card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i stamped three of the feathers from Tickle Me Happy on three other pattern in the same pad. I cut them out and then set them aside. I used some dark brown card stock and cut a tag. Next i used one of the sentiments from the Tickle Me Happy set and embossed it on the tag with white embossing powder.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
To spruce up my card base pattern paper i decided to stencil over it. I pulled out a damask stencil and used distress ink to ink the stencil. I also added a little ink to the edge of my feathers. I tied the ends of the feathers together with black twine, then adhered them to the top of the tag. Last i added the tag to my card base with foam dots!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Make sure you check out The Alley Way Stamps blog today for your chance to win this new stamp set! You can also check out all the other projects by some of the design team!! And of course all the new stamps will be revealed on the 30th!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Tickle Me Happy (available Sept 30th)
Die: Reverse Confetti - Tag Me
Pattern Paper: Authentique - Peaceful
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Stencil: Prima

September 26, 2014

Happy Halloween

Hi there!!

I'm popping in with a card i made for the new Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge, they are on their second challenge. The challenge is a tic tac toe, i choose Die Cut (the Halloween), Twine/Ribbon (the tiny black twine bows), and Polka-Dots (the background pattern paper).

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
I played with some new SSS goodies, i started with the polka-dot background. I stamped the cute kitty on a stripe pattern and a green and polka dot pattern. I also stamped the kitty on dark brown and then cut her out. I also cut out the cape from the stripe pattern and then the mask from the green polka dots. Add the cape and mask to my brown kitty and wa-la a dressed up kitty!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

I went through my stash and decided to use a Polaroid cut out from Jillibean. I cut a small piece of black card stock to create a ground in my Polaroid. To make sure i had twine or ribbon on my card, i tied 3 tiny black bows to the Polaroid. I also die cut and stamped the Eat Drink and be Scary sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
I die cut Halloween from black card stock and add it to the Polaroid. I stamped the tiny happy in black ink just above the die cut. I adhered the sentiment, black ground and kitty to my card base, then added the Polaroid over it with foam dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Simon Says Stamps - Trick or Treat
Dies: Simon Says Stamps - Halloween
Pattern Paper: Pebbles - Tricks or Treats
Cut Shape: Jillibean Soup

September 25, 2014

Be Extinct

Hi!!

I'm sharing a card i made for the STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #20. Here's the sketch:


And here is my card:

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

 As you can see i took a few liberties with the sketch! Flipped it on it side AND made the strips wide.... like almost wide as the card base! :) Hey i was having fun and i was dealing with a cold so ..... i went with it!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I started by stamping a piece of white card stock with several of the small images from the The Alley Way Stamps new September release. I cut the panel in to four pieces, then ....... decided to die cut a heart from the strips. I adhered the strips to my white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i stamped, colored and cut out one of the dinos from the Livin' Fossils. I added the dino to my card base with foam dots. Last i stamped a sentiment from the new Prehistoric set, i stamped it in brown inside the die cut heart.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Prehistoric, Stomper, Livin Fossils
Ink: Memento Luxe - Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch, Pistachio, Pear Tart
Die: Little B - Hearts

September 23, 2014

For You

Hi there!!

Today i'm sharing a The Alley Way Stamps card with you! I made it this past weekend, though i wanted to get started on it earlier in the week, buuuutttt...... thanks to a cold i didn;t feel like doing anything creative until the weekend! I'm almost over the cold luckily! I'm getting darn tired of blowing my nose every five minutes!! :D

But anyway i needed some inspiration so i wondered around the web looking at challenges and i found one that had a photo prompt that featured apples, however the challenge itself was over! So i wondered around until i found the STAMPlorations blog (i don't have any of their stamps, but luckily you can still play along!)! I've been meaning to play along for awhile, i've been seeing lots of awesome cards on Carol's blog, and this weekend was the day to do it!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
The challenge is to use stamps & markers, i used both ... not all equally, but hey what can i say, i was lucky to get something done!! :D

I started by stamping the jar from the Buggin Out stamp set on vellum. I stamped it with grey pigment ink and then clear embossed it, then cut i out. Next i stamped several small apples from Tag Alongs. I colored them up with distress markers and cut them out too!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I didn't plan it, but i ended up making a shaker jar.... kind of! I didn;t use any foam adhesive for my shaker but instead just placed my apples on vellum, added glue to the very edge of the jar (behind the stamped jar line) and placed it over the apples. A little weight and once dry, a quasi shaker jar!! I found a tiny die cut tag in my extras bowl and stamped For You from the Got It Covered stamp set. I added the tag to the jar with some brown and white bakers twine.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I pulled out some pattern paper, inked the edge and added it to my card base. I also cut a stitched rectangle, inked the edge and added it to my card base with foam dots. Last i adhered the jar to the rectangle.

So there you have it, my cold induced take on the stamps & markers challenge over at STAMPlorations!! :D

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Got It Covered, Buggin Out, Tag Alongs
Distress Markers: Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Happy Go Lucky


September 19, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge #57 - Take 1

Hello!!

Today i have a card for The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge. Instead of one photo for inspiration we have 4 different photos from which you can glean some inspiration from!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I got my inspiration from the paint can lids! I went through my ink collection and picked out a few colors that matched the photos colors. I pressed, swiped and dabbed the ink onto various scrap white card stock. (i used both dye and pigment inks)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Then i pulled out 2 different sized circle punches and punched a few circles from each color. Next it was all about playing!! I moved the circles around this way and that way until i decided that stamping a sentiment in the center and placing the circles around the sentiment was the way to go.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I decided to use some pattern paper and i found some wide grey stripe pattern paper. I first placed the circles around the center then i added them to by card base with foam dots. I trimmed any that went past the edge.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Next i stamped the sentiment Always Here for You from the Speak Easy stamp set. I thought it still needed something so i added some black, gray and clear rhinestones.

I hope you will play along with us at the Be Inspired Challenge! I can't wait to see what you make!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Speak Easy
Ink: Hero Arts - Green Hills, Fresh Peach. Memento Luxe - Grey Flannel, Tuxedo Black.
Circle Punch
Rhinestones: Doodlebug - Tuxedo Jewels


September 16, 2014

You're a Rare Breed

Hi!!

Today i'm sharing a card feature some of the new September stamps from The Alley Way Stamps!! I also used a stencil and some distress ink! I haven't used my distress inks on white card stock in a while and wow they are so bright against the white!!

Edited to Add: Carol pointed out that over at CAS-ology the cue word is Grass! And guess what? I have a Dino dancing on some grass!! :D



Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I started by placing my stencil over the card base. I used 3 colors to ink in the chevron pattern. I stamped, colored and cut out the cute dino from Livin' Fossils. I colored him and some grass with various distress markers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i die cut a label shape and stamped a sentiment from the Rock Solid stamp set. Last i added the label, grass and dinosaur to my card base with foam dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I love how the background turned out against the dinosaur. Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps; The Alley Way Stamps - Rock Solid (this months free with a $40 purchase set), Livin Fossils
Die: Avery Elle - Custom Panels
Ink: Distress Markers - Salty Ocean, Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint
Stencil: Tim Holtz - Chevron