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!!


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


  1. Sorry about the cold! Glad that you are feeling better! Loving that vellum jar!

  2. This is adorable! I love the jar :) And I'm glad you're starting to feel better - I swear, the first month of school is just about sharing germs!

  3. I'd love to see what you would have done if you were feeling well ;) This is such fun. Love that PP and how you did the jar on vellum. Have to give that a try. Great to see ya over at STAMPlorations, Dana. And Go Tigers!

  4. Such a fun card, love those apples in the jar :) thank you for sharing with Stamplorations

  5. DANA!! Thank you so much for the shout out (and goofy me for, again, lagging behind in commenting!)! I'm wildly cheering and applauding that you're sharing this gem over at STAMPlorations! Seriously, how cute is your 'shaker' of sweet little apples. Have you scoped out the latest challenge at TIME OUT...stamping, with the optional twist of apples. Methinks you should enter! Hope the cold is long gone!