Monday, December 31, 2012

3 new stamp sets and DAY 1 of Giveaways!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Happy 1 YEAR Birthday to TAWS!!
WELCOME!!! There is a lot in this post, but I want to make sure it's all here..Soo
First things first!
Our new sets are AVAILABLE.. eek.. in the store now.. HERE

Second.. look at the adorable creations made using the new sets..
Ali- I used the Sittin' Pretty set and made a fun little scene..
Jessica here sharing a card using Jan new release Lighter Than Air and using some of the hearts from Framed

Stacey here with a card to inspire all of you lovebirds out there, using those fun "heart-lit" bulbs and clever sentiment from the new Lighter than Air stamp set!

Okay now onto some winners and our giveaway for today!
Winner of Sittin Pretty set- Annie Rose
Winner of Lighter than Air set- Buffy Esser
Winner of all 3 sets-  Tracy
email me alison@thealleywaystamps.com
you have 1 week to claim your prize. :) 

now for DAY 1 the giveaway.. Leave a comment below telling us what your favorite TAWS set is.. this past year we have release a TON of them.. if you share, FB, Pinterest, Twitter, Blog etc.. leave an extra comment..and you might be the lucky winner of this set.

WAIT.. it gets better.. if you place ANY order during the month of Jan. your name will be put into a drawing for 5 FREE stamp sets of your choice. 
Plus a crafty surprise goody bag from me. 

YEP still more.. During the next 13 days ONLY use code 
TAWSbday13
to get 13% off your entire order!
Phew.. okay.. now off you go and get your crafty on..
Hugs Ali
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January Blog Hop ~ Win all 3 sets!

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 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.. 

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
(leave a seperate comment for each that you do)
This card was made by me :) Ali
Just in case you missed it.. I wanted to let you know tonight is the LAST day you can get the Holiday Sparkles stamp set FREE with purchase of $40.00 or more. It will be placed in your package automatically. Just shop, and have a surprise when you open it!
Enjoy the Hop!!!



 You have until tonight, December 31st by 10:30 PM TAWS time to leave comments.

Here are the DT Blogs to visit

I am entering this card into the WOW embossing challenge.. color plus ultra thick..
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

January Sneak Peeks Day #3 - Lighter than Air


Welcome back to day 3 of SNEAK PEEK TIME!!! And a giveaway!!! Remember to come back on Monday for our hop, because we'll be giving away ALL THREE January sets to one lucky duck! 

All the comments posted today will go into a random drawing and one of you will win the new January set - Lighter than Air!  You can have up to 2 entries....
  1. One for leaving a comment on this post
  2. One for sharing on Facebook
Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH! Commenting closes at 9:30 pm TAWS time!

And now for the peeks from our amazing DT!!!
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Saturday, December 29, 2012

13 days of GIVEAWAYS!!!!

13 days of giveaways!
We will be having a 13 day GIVEAWAY Birthday Celebration.. TAWS is turning 1!!! eek... we hope you join us. For a chance to win a random stamp set, place this banner on your blog and/ or share on FB  or PIN it.. make sure to link it back here.. then add your name to MR. Linky below if you can or add a comment. That's 2 chances to win..
 One random winner will be picked after the 13 days of prizes are over.. :) Spread the word. You don't want to miss this..



Here is the HTML code.. for anyone who wants it for their blog.. :) 


<a href="http://thealleywaystamps.blogspot.com/2012/12/13-days-of-giveaways.html" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt220/familybubbles/happy-birthday-taws-1yr_zps125bab8c.gif" width="125" /></a>
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

RE-BE Inspired Challenge #18...

We hope you have an AMAZING, crafty, fun filled day!! :) HUGS


RULES:

1) You MUST use an image from The Alley Way Stamps (you can find freebies here!) Projects will non-TAWS images will be deleted.
2) You must mention this challenge and link to it in your blog post. If you link from a gallery, please paste the challenge addy into the description of your pic.
3) - The challenge linky closes on Jan 3rd at Noon, TAWS time (Mtn)!!!

PRIZES:

 We have to have prizes for all the effort put into it right?
The Top Pick will be hand picked by me.. will receive 1 free stamp sets of their choice, and a badge to proudly display on their blog. 
One Random winner will receive 1 free stamp set of their choice, and a winners badge to proudly display on their blog..
We'd love you to upload your projects to our Creation BLVD. Flicker group for your chance to be spotlighted on the TAWS blog or our Facebook page where each month someone is randomly drawn for a stamp set of their choice! We can't wait to see how you are inspired.. :)

Kim here!  I used Holiday Sparkles and Jibber Jabber.

Audrey used Holiday Sparkles.


Arielle used The Gang.








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January Sneak Peeks Day #2 - Sittin' Pretty

Welcome back to day 2 of SNEAK PEEK TIME!!! And a giveaway!!! Remember to come back on Sunday and Monday, because we'll be giving one set away for our 3rd day of Sneak Peeks and for our hop on Monday we'll give away ALL THREE to a lucky duck! 

All the comments posted today will go into a random drawing and one of you will win the new January set - Sittin' Pretty!  You can have up to 2 entries....
  1. One for leaving a comment on this post
  2. One for sharing on Facebook
Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH! Commenting closes at 9:30 pm TAWS time!

And now for the peeks from our amazing DT!!!



Arielle


The winner of the new The Gang set from yesterday's comments is....


Lesley, you have one week to email Alison and claim your prize! familybubbles@hotmail.com
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

January Sneak Peeks Day #1 - The Gang

Merry day-after Christmas! Have you gotten your present from TAWS yet? There's still a few days left to get Holiday Sparkles with any purchase of $40 dollars or more!




Also - it's that time again - SNEAK PEEK TIME!!! And with sneak peeks come giveaways!!! So remember to come back on Thursday, next Sunday, and Monday, because we'll be giving one set away each day of Sneak Peeks and for our hop on Monday we'll give away ALL THREE to a lucky duck! 

All the comments posted today will go into a random drawing and one of you will win the new January set - The Gang!  You can have up to 2 entries....
  1. One for leaving a comment on this post
  2. One for sharing on Facebook
Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH! Commenting closes at 9:30 pm TAWS time!

And now for the peeks from our amazing DT!!!




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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Hi, Danielle here.  I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas!  I have a really quick tutorial to share with you about using up stamped scraps.  We all try to use every last piece of patterned paper, but what about stamped cardstock that didn't make it to the final project?  Maybe a panel that didn't stamp properly, or the colours didn't blend the way you wanted them to.  I used the offcuts of 3 TAWS projects, (using Holiday SparklesLove Knots, and Background Check), to make some embellishments that I can use later.


And here's the video!



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Monday, December 24, 2012

Dec 24th Christmas Eve


Lyndal used Jolly Holiday and Fa-la-la to create this Chrismas Tag card...

Lyndal used Fa-la-la to create this quick Christmas card too...

Fa-la-la!  It's Kim.  I used Doodle Frames with a little help from Fa-la-la (sentiment, one ornament and the teeny-tiny snowflake) and Jolly Holiday (the other ornament)

Hi, it's Tracy, I used Doodle Frames & Jibber Jabber for my card today :)



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Sunday, December 23, 2012

A farewell to a few, and welcome 2013 DT girls

It has been an amazing year for TAWS.. One thing we take pride in is our AMAZING and CRAZY TALENTED DT. So we are sad to see 3 of them leaving us this year. We love each of them, and are sure you will keep track of them in their new adventures. Please help us say goodbye to..



We love you girls and hope you will all keep in touch.. We know you will soar in anything and everything you do next.. :) 

Joining our team for 2013 is..

Kaisa Curry   Blog: The Nature of Crafty Things
Hey there! My name is Kasia Curry and I'm from Calgary, Canada. I currently work full-time as a Respiratory Therapist  in the Intensive Care Unit at one of the hospitals here. I am fortunate to have a wonderful and supportive husband, Cam, and a rambunctious pup named Stella, to make up my little happy family. :) 

We love getting out into the mountains for hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. I also play on a roller derby team, it's my non-crafty outlet!

My mom was my crafty inspiration. She could do pretty much anything, knitting, sewing, DIY, etc. When she passed away suddenly in 2007, to be closer to her, I decided to start up with her latest crafty obsession, cardmaking.
I have been in love with it ever since! My style is pretty simple, no frills! 

I am so very honoured and excited to  be joining this AMAZING team of ladies at TAWS. 

Stacey Schafer   Blog:  Stacey's Stamping Stage













Petersburg, Illinois
How exciting it is to be part of The Alley Way Stamps Design Team!  I am thrilled with the opportunity to work (ahem...play:) alongside some of the sweetest and most talented designers...and to be able to use Ali's seriously cute stamps; some of the cutest and most clever on the market!  My husband, Greg, and I live on a small farm in the midwest with our three children...Noah (12), Ben (10), and Hannah (8).  As a busy wife and mom, and full time teacher, I look forward to my therapeutic stamping time:)  Stamping and paper-crafting are my creative outlet and I look forward to sharing wonderful TAWS projects with you!  

Melissa Hubert   Blog: My Paper Obsession 

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be joining the amazing group of ladies here at The Alley Way Stamps. My name is Melissa Hubert and I live with my family on an acreage outside of a small town in Central Alberta. I've been married for 17 years and we have been blessed with three fabulous boys - Sam (16), Josh (15) and Zach (13). I've been crafty almost my whole life and LOVE to spend some of my down-time creating in my craft room. When I'm not in my craft room, you will likely find me at the gym where I work 4 days a week -I love to lift weights and get my sweat on- or in the kitchen baking up a storm! I hope you will be as inspired by the DT as I am.


So this is our new DT for 2013.. we have amazing things coming next year.. Make sure to stay updated by following the blog/email. 




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