Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Release and Blog Hop for TAWS!!

It's the best time of the month as it is the new release at The Alley Way Stamps (TAWS)!!

This release includes three sets and each are so VERY different.  You really will want to do the entire hop to see the variety of stamps available.  (I also did a sneak peek of the fun floral set on Monday's post.)

Continuing on a football theme (check out yesterday's long story) - I used the #1 hand from TAWS Touchdown.  I have teen, tween and over-50 males in my house, so "cute" no longer works.  I pulled out a lot of kraft and masculine prints to put this together.  I don't know which of my men will receive this card, but I'm sure that someday one of them will do something worthy of being called "#1"!  (If they would just rinse their dishes, they might deserve this card!)

3-2-1 Flags
I had a lot of inspiration for this card.  The CAS-ual Fridays challenge made me pull out the flags - PERFECT for a set called Touchdown.  And the Less Is More 3-2-1 challenge totally guided me on the layout - 3 flags, 2 stars, 1 big #1 hand!

And now I have to share the new love of my life...little Frankie...

Monster Crossing

Frankie is part of the new set Ghoul-Friend.  It's a fun and charming set - not creepy or scary!  If you are blog hopping, I am SURE that you have seen some of the other amazing images in this set.

For this card, I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:



And now the details on the blog hop:

Something NEW!! One person will win ALL 3 NEW SETS!! YEP!! So if you want that person to be you.. all you have to do is comment on the hop! 
Here are the ways you can win.. You can pick and choose which ones you want to do.. but the more you comment the more chances you have to win.. 

2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Post about it on facebook or your blog
4-Like us on Facebook
(leave a separate comment for each that you do)
 You have until Aug 30th 9:30 PM TAWS time to leave comments.

Here are the DT Blogs to visit

Alison
Arielle
Audrey
Barb
Danielle
Kim <---You Are Here
Lyndal
Tracy

I am also submitting this to the Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes challenge.

You're #1:
  • Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Touchdown
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft, Stampin' Up Night of Navy and red glitter paper, My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday Happy Days 6x6 pad
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, copics just for shadows
  • Accessories: Spellbinders squares, Stampin' Up and My Favorite Things pennant dies, miscellaneous twine, star punch and star brad
Monster Crossing:
  • Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Ghoul-Friend
  • Paper: Doodlebug Design Haunted Manor and a bunch of retired Stampin' Up: Eggplant Envy, Only Orange, Going Gray
  • Ink: Memento Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Memory Box Graveyard Landscape, CC Designs Cutters Bats, Doodlebug Twine, Stampin' Up Adhesive Eyes

54 comments:

JustYolie said...

Both card are fabulous!! I especially love Frankie!!

maria f. said...

Frankie is cute, but I really like the serenity of your #1 card. Nice balance. And I'm with you on the "dish rinsing"...

Monique said...

Great cards, the both of the! You make Frankie look so cute!

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Great masculine card, love the Halloween one as well x

jcblftn said...

Great cards. I absolutely adore the background owl paper. Love.

Susie said...

Your work is fabulous! These are wonderful cards. I especially love the first one. Very effective design work.

jessica said...

These are GREAT!!! I am a new football mom so that set will come in handy!!
Frankie is just the cutest and your card is soooo adorable! I love the sketch you used and the beautiful papers!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

~ Kendra ~ said...

Both are amazing! Love Frankie, he is just too cute!! Loving that set more and more with each project I see!!

Aileen said...

Love your masculine card and the way you used your banners and Frankie is cute. x

Tracy Valure said...

Both are beautiful cards. Love the little fishtail designs in the first one!

Tracy v

Sarah Biswabic said...

Both cards are so cute! Frankie is such a cutie:)

Tami B. said...

Frankie is so cute and I love the owl background paper.

Debbie said...

What an awesome masculine card!!
And I really like the owl DP on your Frankie card!!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Esther said...

Both you cards are wonderful!!! I agree Little Frankie is oh, so cute!!! I love the google eyes on the gravestone!!!!

Theresa said...

I love your Halloween card. Frankie is my favorite.

*Alison* said...

I am in love with your creations.. Your number 1 card is perfect for any males in our lives.. I LOVE that it has the kraft carstock.. so perfect.. and the window box amazing!
Your graveyard is EEEEKKKK!!! lol LOVE the googly eyes, the grave for the sentiment, and how you colored Franky! He looks right at home.. :)

AJ Reddicliffe said...

Perfection! Your cards are so gorgeous, so glad I found your blog thanks to the blog hop.

Amanda said...

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Lisa said...

FUN and FUN! But oh my little Frankie is TOO CUTE!!

Katherine said...

Love those cards! The touchdown card is so clean and simple - and I LOVE Frankie, too!

Sharla said...

Super cute card, love the scene you created, the tombstones and Frankie...very cool!

Cheryl said...

Fantastic cards! My DH has always done the dishes for me. He says, since I cook, he'll clean up. Sure is nice. Love that Frankie stamp--awesome coloring, too. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

Kerys said...

I love your cards! And cute Frankie again - he is a MUST for me! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

LeAnne said...

Both are fun, but I really LOVE the kraft one...those papers are yummilicious!

Bonnie said...

I really love that #1 and may have to look into that. The flags and stars add just the right amount of interest without getting too busy! And I see why you love Frankie. Who wouldn't want to take him home?!

Debby said...

Two fun, fun, fun cards! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Heidi Brawley said...

WOW both cards are Fabulous!! I LOVE Halloween so Frankie is my fave!!! 61 days till Halloween!!!
Hugs!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

GREAT cards! love your style! The first card has just the right of sparkle and I love the reall wide frame and pennants and LOVE the die cut and googley eyes on the second!

Chrissie said...

I just love your LIM card Kim... I'm sure one of your chaps will be worthy of this card before too long!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

JESSICA said...

ok, ok, ok...this Frankie is driving me totally crazy by now!!! Your card is super-mega cute!

Amy said...

I love the little scene you've stamped! This is such a cute set!

Rose said...

fantastic male card!! love the window you created and the banners

your frankie card is spooktackular :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

great card! Love the banners down the side and the one glittery star!

shelly said...

both of your cards are awesome but my fave is the frankie one. i love the paper you used :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards...love the masculine feel of the first and the cuteness of the 2nd (great idea to put googly eyes on the tombstone).

Kaylee Snyder said...

Ha ha ha, I agree about men rinsing their dishes. It makes them so much easier to wash if they're rinsed, I don't see why that's so hard.

Love your cards, especially Frank's fun colors.

Kris said...

Your cards are great! Thanks for the masculine touch, boys out number girls in my family too, so I am always on the lookout for cards with a more masculine touch. Thanks for sharing!

sanketi said...

Lovely cards!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous cards. TFS

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

You certainly have a huge fan club now, Kim! Wow! Two distinctively different cards but both so FAB! For the record ... I was a fan before you were on any DT team! :) grin! Hugs xxx

frommycraftroom said...

I must say I like him more and more that I see him. Thanks.

Stacy B said...

I am in love with Frankie too...but have to say that what the DT has done with the Touchdown set is making me like it more than I thought I would. These hops are so inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl L. said...

Really great cards! The owl background and the gravestones...great!

Krysta said...

Frankie is just too cute! I love your colouring on this card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love both of your cards, and Frankie is a sweetie!

Gayatri Murali said...

Both cards are awesome. I love the kraft frame and placement of the banners on the first card. Great design. Thanks so much for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

onecraftymama said...

I've got nearly the same combo of males at my house...I think we should make a list of #1 behaviour ;) Love that fun card with the flags, stars, and fab twine bow!
ANd, how I got here, checking out your entry at TMS - oh my cuteness, how I love that owly paper & the googly eyes on the tombstone...and Frankie is definitely entrancing :) Love it! Thanks so much for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

carol_s said...

But cards are great, but frankie is awesome!

Mandi said...

Awesome LIM card Kim
You always crft to perfection
Thanks very much
mandi
LIM

Hello From Texas said...

That is a fabulous CAS card Kim. I like your Halloween card too. :)

Carole

Viv said...

Super cards both of then Kim :) Viv xx

Melissa Craig said...

Heehee - what an adorable Halloween card! I love that little Frankie and the bats are awesome. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

grandmabonnie said...

Kim i like both of your cards in this post...i really like the first one and the second one is spot on for our sketch challenge! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches, please come back tomorrow when we will post a new challenge!

debby4000 said...

Two very different cards but both brilliant.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby