Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Release Day for The Alley Way Stamps

It's the most wonderful time of the month...the new release blog hop for The Alley Way Stamps (TAWS)!

This is a particularly fun release as it includes quite a mix of styles and occasions - a fun border/background set (since it's Halloween today, be sure to check out my Halloween card here using the borders), a photo frame set and a Christmas set - all of which are in the fun and unique style of TAWS!!

Since I already used Background Checks, for today I played with Framed and Jolly Holiday.

I love the photo frame - you could put ANYTHING inside the frame.  And...this is the big one but there's a small one too!  (FYI: the sentiments and frame are from the new Framed set, but the little bird is from last month's Trees Company.)

We Click!
What I particularly love about this stamp is the size.  I am not a big user of dsp - and definitely not overwhelming patterned paper like above.  But I could add this big frame and the bold patterns just became a nice accent.
(My sketch for this card came from Sketchbook Saturday - picture below.)

In a totally different mood...check out this charming little guy from Jolly Holiday.  Isn't he sweet?

Winter Wonder

This is already one of my favorite all-time Christmas sets.  This guy is cute - but there's also the most charming Santa that I have ever seen.  I'm sure you've seen him on this hop (if not, check out this post on the TAWS blog.)

(My sketch for this card came from Merry Monday - picture below.)
Be sure to head to Lyndal's blog next!
Here's the official IMPORTANT stuff:
One person is going to win ALL 3 NEW SETS!!! So if you want that person to be you.. all you have to do is comment on all the hop posts and head over to the TAWS blog to find out how you can get additional entries. 
Here are the DT Blogs to visit

Alison
Annette
Arielle
Audrey
Danielle
Jessica
Kim <===You Are Here
Lyndal
Tracy



We Click!
  • Stamps: TAWS Framed, Trees Company
  • Paper: Basic Grey June Bug, Stampin' Up Night of Navy
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Copics
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug heart cut and emboss, Stampin' Up Basic Gray ribbon
  • Challenge: Sketchbook Saturday

Winter Wonder
  • Stamps: TAWS Jolly Holiday
  • Paper: Bo Bunny Powder Mountain, Stampin' Up Bliss Blue (long retired) and Going Gray, Papertrey Smokey Shadow, Best Creations glitter white
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow, copics
  • Accessories: Embossing folder (no name on it, sorry! - but it has a fun frame in the middle which is covered by my image and the embossed strip is actually part of the folder), Bo Bonny button, Spellbinders snowflake


55 comments:

Neela Nalam said...

Gotta get those cute little birdies.The colors are amazing on your cards.

Caroline said...

Beautiful card's. Caroline xxx

Piali said...

Lovely cards!! Love the colors on the Holiday card! Great new release!!

Imke said...

Both cards are lovely. I like the blue/silver color combi on the 2nd.

Monique said...

Love the way you succesfully combine lots of colours and patterns!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love it!!!

~amy~ said...

Such FUN cards...love the embossing!

Pam said...

Love the colors on the first card, and the birdie is so cute on the sleigh!!

Kaylee Snyder said...

Love those cute little birds. That sled is so cute too.

snappy scrappy said...

Too cute! Lee-Ann :)

Aileen said...

Cute cards Kim. I love the photo frame and the penguin on the sledge is just the sweetest. x

Dex Snyder said...

Nice cards. I like the colors on the first one.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Oh for cuteness. Love this new release. My favorite so far.

Gail said...

Great cards!
Love the bright colorful one, and grey & blue....what a wonderful color combination!

Judy in OKC said...

Very creative! They are both fun cards. We click is so sweet.....you pulled off the bold wild colors! The little guy on the sled is also a cutey. Nice soft.....just like the snow.

Judy
mygreenapple@aol.com

{VICKI} said...

Love the big yellow heart and the snowflake on the 2nd card!---Makes your cards really stand out!

Esther said...

Both are adorable!!! Love your embossing :)

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic cards Kim, the little birds are darling. Love the texture too :). Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

Can't wait until this set comes out!

Amy Kolling said...

I love that birdie on the sled! Very cute!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! I love the little chickies on the first one and all the blues on the second.

Allisa said...

Love Love Love the Winter Wonder card! Your stamped image is too cute! Going to have to be on the look out for the embossing folder!

Sharla said...

Fabulous cards..love the blue and silver and that cute little bird!

Lea L. said...

CUTENESS!! Love them!

PaperPixie said...

I love both of these! I totally agree about toning down bold DSP with the frame stamp - it looks great.

Geri said...

Sweet, sweet cards! Isn't that sleigh just the best? Mind you, everything I see is as well!

Beckie said...

Oh my...these are both UBER fabulous. I love 'em.
Great take on the sketches.

Be blessed, Beckie
http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com
justbcreativecrazy@gmail.com

Lindsey said...

Love the frame turned sideways. Great card!

Anni said...

The second card is so cute- love the color combination!
Anni

*Alison* said...

Okay.. seriously am in love.. these are both adorable.. but the blue and grey.. made my favorites list.. sooooo adorable.. hugs

Lillian Child said...

Gray, white and blue is my NEW favorite color combination! LOVE BOTH of these cards!!!

Kris said...

Love the blue and gray!! Both cards are super cute! Great job, thanks for sharing.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful cards...I especially like the sled one...sooo cute!

jn said...

Love the blues and gray of your second card. Thanks for sharing.

DebC said...

Your projects are super adorable and these stamps are just the cutest! I will have to check into getting me some because I don't own any of them!
Thanks for sharing!
Deb C
dsc105@live.com
Bugjuiced

glowegal said...

These are great!! I love all the layers and the embossing is perfect!

Renee said...

Just too cute! I love it!

PamSpradlin said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. I am not sure which one I like better...they both have such pretty color schemes. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

What cute little birds! I love the gray and blue of the Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday again this week!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Two great cards. Love the all of the colors in your first one. Fun and festive. TFS

Indy said...

What cute cards! What a fabulous new release...again!

Chris D. said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! I'm so loving that little penguin on the sled!

Joan Figueroa-Jiménez said...

Love both cards!! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Joan

frommycraftroom said...

The chicks and peguin are too cute. TFS.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so vastly different and I LOVE them both! Fabulous job! I really love the embossed snowflakes too on that second card!

Mary-Anne V said...

such cute birds on the first card and love the blue and white penguin card with the pretty embossing.

Pam said...

Love all the color in that first card !

Jennifer J said...

What super cute cards!! I'm loving the new releases. Thanks for sharing!!

Lesley said...

Hi Kim,
Love what you did with the sketch this week! Thank you for joining in and sharing this adorable release!
Smiles,
Lesley

Wendy said...

Kim, you make the cutest cards and this one with the penguin is no exception! Love that image and your pretty papers!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Oh Kim, your card is absolutely adorable. Thanks for playing with us over at Merry Monday this week.

LeAnne said...

Oh so fun....both of these are cute, but I am partial to the little blue birdie one! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays!

Susan Joyce said...

Too cute Kim, like them both, but the Merry Monday card is so adorable. Thanks for playing along this week.

Carrie Gaskin said...

Such an adorable card. LOVE the blue and grey! Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Totally adorable, both of them!!