Sunday, May 6, 2007

Let's get ready for......BLOG CANDY!

It is time to celebrate another milestone! A few days ago the counter rolled over 30000 so that means more blog candy...
Thank you again for your support. I really appreciate your daily/weekly visits and look forward to sharing more projects, tutorials, cards and tips in the coming months. More than anything I am excited to share that I am working alongside some wonderful people this coming month including Diana Crick of Scor-Pal. If you haven't visited her site or ordered one of these handy tools they are a MUST have item. As a guest instructor, I have been using my Scor-Pal prototype over the past week and can't tell you enough how useful it is to be able to score my projects so quickly. Diana is currently taking pre-orders and will be shipping them in the near future, so please stay tuned for a date to be announced via my blog or her website. I will be talking more about this fab-o papercrafting tool in the near future.
Now onto the blog candy...



You will receive:
A handmade card by Alli
2 wood mounted stamps (Baby Blocks & Maternity)
1 Clear Stamp Set with 1 Acrylic Block
An assortment of scalloped punches (I receive my scalloped circle punch last week WOHOO!)
An assortment of primas small, med and large
1 roll of polka dot ribbon
A few CD folders so you can re-create THIS pocket book (if you didn't see a folder example it is behind my watermark)

Now for the details: Draw will take place Sunday evening around 11:30PM PST and the winner's name will be posted on Monday May 7th, 2007.
To enter, I am going to follow the trend, and have you ask me papercrafting question(s) related to the things on my blog/my SCS gallery OR you can tell me a personal goal you have for your own stamping. I know I have so many goals and I am slowing ticking them off the list...applying the Law of Attraction (from the movie The Secret).

THIS POST will remain at the top of my blog until Sunday. To view all NEW projects/cards please scroll down.

Because I love to stamp and you do too!
Alli

139 comments:

melissa ferr said...

Alli,
I love your blog. How many altered projects have you done and where do you get your idea's? I made a covered composition book last night and I think I need to go buy somemore.

Chantelle said...

I love your blog and your style of cards, especially how you use patterned paper. My short term goals are to be a bit more daring and add some bold prints or patterns to my work. You have definately inspired me to try.

gremhog said...

My problem is that I see a card, usually More Than Just A Card, and when I work the tutorial, I end up missing some vital piece of the instructions. I think I am a visual learner....so I have to figure out how to do what I have seen. Currently I am trying to figure out how to do the wallet=type card Maria has made and given a tutorial for. That's my big challenge for the day. Do you have a big challenge?

I would love to win the candy and have always enjoyed your blog.

Elizabeth said...

LOVE your blog and your cards. I keep a running word document where I copy and paste pics of cards from blogs for inspiration (is that okay?), and your "page" is huge! - love to look at your work for some yummy inspiration. My question is.... do you have an inspiration journal? document? folder?

- Elizabeth

Bettina said...

Your blog is on my daily inspiration list of sites to visit. Love your style! My goals are to use more stuff - like your see through window technique (love it!). I also want to venture into the world of flourishes. My list of todos grows as you post new techniques - so please keep up everything you are doing.

CAKVD said...

I have a personal goal for stamping. I would love to try stamping in hot wax or clay. I think that would be so fun, but I just don't know where to start. I think I need to see a tutorial on it.
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Nancy said...

Beautiful candy, Alli! My question for you is: What is your favourite non-SU embellishment?

Anonymous said...

Love your blog!!! What is your favorite project (cardmaking, scrapbooking, altering things...)

Beth
stampingbeth@yahoo.com

Stefanie said...

What a pretty card! My question for you is "What is your favorite stamp set (SU or non-SU)?"

Anonymous said...

Pick me Pick me !!! Love your stuff, you make amazing cards, My queston is where do you find your inspiration?? I need to see someone elses work to get any idea as to what kind of card to make. I LOVE the tutorials,which help me decide what type of card to make.
Judy

Allison said...

Is there a technique you try that you just don't like or haven't figured out yet?

Debi said...

Thanks for sharing such a great blog! What inspires you most when you are creating?

Jackie said...

What is your favorite Decrative Paper and what company does it come from? Thank you for the wonderful oppurtunity! You have such fun blog candy!

Anouk Martin said...

Love your blog. I was wondering where you get your ideas for cards?

Young Chang said...

Hi, I'm relatively new to your blog. Do you, or have you ever thought of selling your cards? Is there a reason you do or don't?

Susan said...

Love your blog, too! Where do you turn when your mojo is sleeping? (what do you look towards for inspiration, to get new ideas, that kind of stuff) And my goal is just to simply stamp more!!

Kristy said...

One of my goals is to be published, though admittedly I haven't done a very good job since I have yet to submit anything...

Jennifer said...

Papercrafting Goal: To try new products and new techniques in my cardmaking and to not be afraid to try things outside of my personal "style" so that I can grow in my skills.

Splashryan said...

Wow! Congrats on the 30000+hits. I really shouldn't comment as I have won candy from you but it's too enticing!

Maureen said...

My goal is to make manager before the end of this su year. I am so close, two of my downline are currently possibly recruiting someone, and just one of them would put me to manager - so pray with me :)

donna c said...

I love your work. My question is : How much time a day do you spend stamping? You seem to generate so much work (which is another reason I love your blog -- so much eye candy every day.)

jodene said...

You have a great blog, I love to see what you have made and check back often. So my question to you is how do you pick your colours for all your cards. Some days just deciding on colours can stress me out. Thanks for sharing.

scrapstampindiva said...

supah dupah blog candy alli! I so do not have those Michael's $1 stamps - and I need them LOL Of course you know I love, love, love your blog and I check in on ya everyday! :)

Alison Molumby said...

Alli, so glad I found your blog today. You've got some great stuff to browse! Thanks so much for sharing it all with us. My goal for the next year is to get something of mine published somewhere (other than on my own blog!). I've got to start entering contests and submitting samples!

Yosha said...

I love your blog and I stalk in here to get ideas for using patterned paper and such! You are so great at that! This is one of my recent goals. I've been picking up patterned paper (it's all still in the brown paper bag!)and forcing myself to buy paper that I usually wouldn't have and then try to figure out how to use it properly.

Alicia said...

Hi! Love your stuff as always. My peronal goal is to start stamping one card a day. I love to stmap but tend to procrastinate and then am swamped with many to get done at 1 time!

Michelle said...

I love your blog. How do you come up with your color combos? I find I'll get an idea , know which stamps I want to use but then get bummed because I can't think up a color combo.

Shannon said...

Just like Alicia, I would have to say I am bad about doing last minute card. And then they don't turn out the way I would have hoped!! I need to get a good system going so this doesn't happen anymore.
Great job on your blog. I love all you stuff.

Lynn said...

Great blog candy, Alli! My goal is to incorporate my stamping into scrapbook pages. I have been totally neglecting my scrapbooking & have been focusing on cards. I feel so guilty because of this. Love your blog, by the way!

Cheryl said...

Hi Alli,
My question is, on your petal pink card recipe, how did you recreate that Fancy Pants packaging along the spine of the card?

StampinChic said...

Right now I have about 20 personal goals just relating to SU. But I'd have to say my #1 goal right now is to finish the birth announcments I am making for my neighbors beautiful baby girl, who was born a month ago. But in my defense, she hadn't decided which one she liked best until about 2 weeks ago.

scfranson said...

I have a question: What kind of adhesives do you use on your papercrafts? Seems I'm always on the lookout for the "perfect thing".
Claudia F.

Darlene said...

I love your work and am so thankful you are willing to share your creations and the inspiration I receive from them. I often wonder where do you get your inspiration? My biggest goal in stamping/cardmaking right now is to have my cards look as "professional" as so many I see on your blog and others that I visit daily.

westclows said...

Ok, my short term goal is to finish my thank you cards for my baby gifts....and I am using postcards instead of cards...which saves paper, so I am being environmentally conscience...

sdaly said...

Thanks for all your share on your blog! My stamping goal is to try at least one new technique/fold/style per week. I am often stuck in my side fold A2 style!

Dawn DM said...

Congrats on 30K!! I love your blog and your SCS gallery. I really like ribbon and I see you use it on a lot of cards, too. Where do you get all that cute ribbon?
Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week at our school. My goal is to stamp a card for every teacher this weekend or by the end of next week.

Lilian said...

i do love your style! thanks for sharing all ur creations with us. my questions would be what is your favorite technique and can you do a tutorial on it on ur blog?

Thanks! :)

Gina Wrona said...

My personal goal would be to become a demonstrator, which would just "knock the socks" right off my demonstrator, Dawn Griffith!

Cheryl said...

I am also working with The Secret and I think it is changing my life. Awesome. Anyhow I have a few stamping goals. I want to be able to create my own card without CASEing another plus I want to learn to use the stampamajig to get my lettering straight. I seem to always stamp crooked. I love all your work Alli. Great job and congrats.
Cheryl Sims

Lisa said...

I am striving hard to kick my cards up a notch and get published. I can't wait to see my name in print....

Love your blog. I just found it through Allison (our resident candy queen.. what would we do with out her).. Please come check out mine.. I have a little candy up for grabs as well..

www.inkerdoodles.blogspot.com

Sherrie said...

Congrats on your fabulous blog success! I guess I'll share a goal. I do wish to be published someday and work as a designer for a stamp company....I know....huge goals, might as well dream big!

Anonymous said...

I am new to reading blogs. What a wonderful world I have discovered. I love your creativity and style.

My goal is soon to create my own blog and share my creations with whomever would like to look. I also want to get to know some of my favorite bloggers.

Carol

Gretchen said...

I'm relatively new to your blog, but your blog was one that inspired me to start my own blog just last week! My goal right now is to become more connected with other stampers, through blogging and chatting on SCS. I'd like to someday have a following like you and Beate. A question that I would have for you is, what is your typical day like and how does stamping fit in?

lois lane said...

You are so creative. I really do enjoy your blog! Let's see, my goal is to continue to try new things and grow my NEW Stampin Up business!

Mimi Hornberger said...

I also love your blog and style of stamping. You have fabulous taste and a great eye for color.
My question for you is this, of all Stampin' Up! sets from the past, which one would you bring out of retirement if you could and why?
Thank you for sharing with everyone!
Mimi Hornberger

My Name is Nancy Grant and I am... said...

Thanks for the blog candy! Your creations are awesome!

My goal is to keep stamping. I know I'll get better at it if I just keep stamping. It may sound silly but I sometimes I let myself get discouraged with my designs and I feel the pressure to please everyone around me that makes me want to quit. So...it means a lot to me to just keep stamping.

Smiles,
NG.

Jackie W. said...

I LOVE your blog! It's definitely one of my faves! Thanks for the blog candy. My stamping goal is to find a way to quit my part-time job so I can stamp more often! hehehe. Don't let my husband read this!

stampin_melissa said...

I think your blog is wonderful and enjoy reading each and every new post. Thanks so much for offering up some blog candy, it does look sooo yummy!

My personal goal is to continue to grow as a stamper/crafter. Yes, I realize that this is a *very* general goal, but I am the personality to stay in my comfort zone. I have recently purchased some acrylic stamps (haven't really used them yet) and I have used a couple of sheets of designer paper to make some cards. So I am comfortably pushing myself to grow. I also want to use my Cuttlebug more! ;D

bobbijo_g said...

Great blog! So many great ideas on here. I guess my goal is to get 2 dozen birthday cards and 2 dozen thank-you cards made and on hand for "emergencies" and I want all of them to be different! I'm getting tonnes of inspiration here!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alli!
I love your site and was wondering how long and how hard it was to get your blog up and running? Once you have everything done, is it easy to create your posts? I so want to try to get a blog going but just don't know where to start. THANKS FOR POSTING!
Angie W

CrYsTaL said...

Hi Alli,
I have just recently started checking out your blog, and I love it.
My question for you is. What advice can you give to a new stamper/scrapbooker (like myself) to stay inspired and creative?

barb said...

Thanks so much for a really helpful, fun blog! My goal as a card maker is to become a card creator. I have been very good at CASEing someone else's idea, and maybe alterring a little thing here and there, but I've been pretty afraid to go it alone. Well, I have actually started going it alone....:) Yipee! All of the ideas I get from sites like yours are very inpirationaland helpful, but creating for myself is my goal. Wish me luck!

barb hendrickson

Linda SS said...

You have a great blog & I am just in awe of your talent. What is the biggest mistake (or pet peeve) that you see other card creators make?

Tammy Howell said...

I love the blog and all the time you take to make it. You are talented. My goal is to spend more time creating scrapbook pages and cards for my personal use. I spend so much time on the business side of SU, I don't create things for myself. I need to spend more time on scrapbooking because I am so far behind. Keep up the good work on the blog!

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I love coming and seeing whats new at your blog. Thanks for the link to the video. I need to fully watch it now and make one of those books! My goal is to take more classes and teach a few classes :)

Susie said...

hi Allie,
wow! i just came across your blog through Beate. your work is great! thanks for sharing your work. my goal is to submit my work for publication before the end of this year. we'll see!!!

Betty K said...

Alli,

I log your blog and your great cards. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent. What is your favorite stamp or stamp set?

Betty

Karen said...

I love your style, very clean and crisp. I'm curious about what your stamp space looks like and how you organize everything.

Tammy said...

Your ideas are great. My short term goal is to step out of my box. I will see a card I like and case it but I want to be more daring to change the colors up some.

doverdi said...

Awesome blog candy selection. I love your blog and am a regular visitor. My goal would be to get some of my work published in the larger magazines. Whether its my cards, altered projects or scrapbook pages I'd love to see them published. (I guess you have to submit them for that to happen lol) I have had a few cards published this year in VSN and am thrilled at that.

Anonymous said...

On your Petal Prints window card, you gave the recipe, but could you give some of the directions. I would love to try this. Of course I would love to win the blog candy!!!
Ilene B.

Cafe Ink said...

I love your use of colors in your projects. For myself, I am striving to post regularly to my own blog. I also would like to have my work selected for publishing one day. I know that one is a lofty goal.

Charmaine G

jodie said...

Thanks for the chance to win such wonderful goodies!

My question is: What is your favorite card/project you have ever made?

Jodie

Stephanie W. said...

I have just recently stumbled on to your blog and love all of your work!

One of my goals would be to get my card business off of the ground. What started as "just a hobby" has turned into more recently, with a lot of people wanting to purchase cards, and make orders for cards. I really just need to take the time to sit down, set a game plan and get to work on this! Stamping brings me a lot of joy, and I'm glad I have found a way to share it with other people! :c)

Amy said...

What are your favorite card layouts or strategies for working with small graphic elements?

Caitlin said...

I am wondering how you come up with so many ideas for one stamp...I am a struggling student and I need to get my money's worth!! Thanks, Caitlin

Diana said...

Thank you for sharing your blog, ideas and artwork. Where do you get your inspiration from and what non SU! sets are you currently using a lot of? My children give me inspiration for the sentiments inside the card...especially if I need to cheer someone up. My goal? Make more time for stamping...

kamstamper said...

I enjoy reading your blog, especially the entries about the chipboard. If you don't have a Cuttlebug to cut pieces from the chipboard, what else can you do with them?

Corinna said...

My stamping goals have to do with playing more and developing adding more interest to my cards.

Terry Molineux said...

Alli
I visit your blog every morning...Love your ideas. My question to you is: How do you get your inspiration? Do you case and then tweak it a bit? Do you copy from magazines (I've seen a lot of people looking at bedspreads and come up with card ideas which is awesome but I am not that creative!).

I'd love to see a tutorial on the wallet-type card everyone got at Leadership....pleazzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!

Suzy said...

My personal goal for stamping would be to learn how to use a computerized sewing machine! I am trying to talk my boyfriend into one of these bad boys - telling him I will sew his clothes and such but he doesn't buy it for one minute ;P

Peggy S said...

Great candy!! I looked through your entire blog the other day and you can really see how your designs have changed. Do you have a certain style that you favor over others/that you enjoy doing more? It's really fun coming to your blog everyday -it's usually the first one I visit. It's refreshing!

Denise said...

My personal goal is to one day be published or be on a design team...it would really make me feel like it's not just a little hobby and that I could one day further my business with it. Really enjoy your blog! Keep up the great work!

Steph said...

Wow! I just found your blog and am loving it. My personal crafting goal is to try new card designs rther than making the standard card size and fold all of the time. There are so many great tutorials out there and I am enjoying learning!

Sue Symens said...

When you did the petals and paisley tin do you paint the tin first. Your edges look so smooth. Thanks for sharing!

Desiree said...

Alli,
This is a great blog.... I love your style.I am wondering what inspires you? Do you read alot of magazines or does it just come to you? I just started my own blog and am really trying to have my own original ideas on it...

Anonymous said...

Alli, your blog is terrific. How do you find time to keep it updated and looking so great? Wow, I'm impressed.

Angel said...

I love your blog, Alli! I'd like to see some blog tips. How do you like to photograph your creations? How long does it take you to make something usually?

Terri E. said...

My stamping goal is to send out birthday cards and start to have a stock pile of cards ready to go.

congrats on 30,000!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Melanie Kuzik said...

My question is where does all this inspiration come from and how do find the time to be so productive and creative? I love your blog and stop by often. Thanks

Mary Campbell said...

My stmaping goal is to learn to do the two step stamping. I can never line them up to look good. Any suggestions woud be helpful.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is definitely one of my favorites. Let's see a question...how many design teams are you currently on and how did you find out about them? My personal goal is to get a card published sometime - of course first I need to submit one!! Thanks for all of your inspiring ideas!
Geny C.

Kristine said...

Great blog! I'd have to say my biggest goal right now is just to get something done! My stock of supplies is growing and my finished product is not. I need to start to make time just for creating.

Andrea said...

I know everyone's asking, "Where do you get your inspiration? Where do your ideas come from?" My question pertains more to the method behind the madness, so to speak. ;-) ... I am fairly new to the card-making scene, and I don't "get it." Meaning, are you just sitting at home and decide to make a card for no reason, no one to give it to? Do you work during the day, other than as a SU demonstrator? Do you stay up late at night making cards just to make cards?

You see, my thing is, I can totally make cards when there is a birthday or some other event coming up. But just to make cards just for the sole idea of making cards? Well, I dunno. I'm not saying it is dumb because I think the opposite. I LOVE the art of it, and I love doing it. I'm just intrigued by your consistency -- the constant flow of creative juice that always show themselves in the amazing things you produce. I'm amazed by the different artists who just whip out cards left and right like there's nothing else going on in their lives. You make it look so darn effortless. ;-)

Alexis R (SCS aridg) said...

What is your fav technique for card making? Thanks for all your inspiration!

dd2njoy said...

Great blog...my question is when you learn a new technique,do you make lots of projects with that technique or you mix your projects.
My goal is to try a new technique every 3 to 4 weeks,I am new at this and try to make my best. I can't get over of all the beautiful talent you ladies have!!
TFS and Inspiring us!!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog I get inspiration from looking at other blogs, sites soo my question is where do you get your inspiration from?

Martha said...
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Martha said...

Alli, thanks so much for all your generous sharing of ideas. My goal as a stamper is when I retire from my 8-5 to advance as a stamper and papercrafter to be accepted as a member of a design team. But, the larger goal from that stems a greater purpose and that is to create, create, create -- and share on a blog.

Maria Johnson said...

Hi Alli,

I love checking out your blog and seeing your wonderful ideas. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

A goal I have for myself is to get organized and be able to CASE some of your (and other) wonderful cards that I see on blogs and SCS.

I look forward to seeing more of your great work. Smiles, Maria

Nancy said...

My personal goal: learn some new techniques - I'm finding some great ones on blogs & SCS!
You've heard the old saying "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" - WRONG - I'm learning every day!
Great blog Alli!

huxspal@yahoo.com said...

Allie,
Love the inspiration you provide! Do you ever completely toss a card that hasn't turned out well? I have a hard time doing this and wonder how other stampers handle it.

Jennifer said...

I have been coming back to this post and not really knowing what to say or ask. See, I come here more to drool over your talent than anything else. I love reading what you write and how you explain things. I guess I am ineligable to win because I have no real question to ask. I do hope you know though that I am a huge fan!!!!! HUGE

Desiree said...

Hi! I love your work!! My questions is what is your most favorite project or cards that you have ever made? Can you show it if it is not already here!

Carolyn S. said...

Hi, love your blog. My question is: Do you ever sit down and make something but you just can't get it right? If so, what do you do. This happened to me the other night, I tried two different cards with two different sets, but finally gave up. Now, I don't even want to go back and try to fix them

Heather Leech said...

Hi Alli,
I love your blog and your work is just amazing!
Besides doing fewer swaps and more personal stamping, I think my goal is to try to 'think outside the box'. I tend to be pretty routine in my card designs and I need to use up some of my beautiful paper that I'm great at hoarding!! I need to use my stuff instead of letting it sit and look pretty!!
Heather L.

Jan Scholl said...

My goal is just to know what crap I have. Its a losing cause. I am going to a stamp show tomorrow and I am afraid of what new goodies they will have.

Chris D. said...

I love reading your blog on a daily basis. My question is, do you sketch ideas first or just have them pop into your head. I am not a sketcher, but have read that may designers do this. Just curious! Thanks for all the fun!!!

Robin Stewart said...

My personal goal is to keep y unfinished projects in full view and get those fdone first. I also want to go bakwards in my scrapbooking (scrapbook the stuff that is currently in a photo album) and use up bits (scraps, embelishmets that I had to have and never used). COuld say I am Spring Cleaning.

Thanks for the always great blog tips.

diane mcvey said...

Your blog is awesome,and I love visiting there!
I have a goal, I am making a new craft room in our house, it's 13x17 with a bay window! So I will have lots more room, and once it's all done, I want to send cards out weekly to anyone and everyone, just to make them smile!! That's my goal! dinobomp@aol.com

Karen (Karen Stamps! on SCS) said...

I'm new to your blog - found you on a blog roll - and I'm really looking forward to reading what's here.

Great idea for the blog candy! I have set a goal to try to do the SCS challenges each day. I learn a lot from doing this and it's a fun way to stretch my creativity.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alli!
I just have to say how talented you are.
How do you get your inspiration?
My goal right now is to get organized for my TARTS retreat at the end of the month, then to make up some cards ahead of time, so I always have some on hand! THanks
Denise bennett

maiahs_momma said...

Love your blog!! Where do you go to get all your card ideas?? I am looking for sites that give good ideas for folding your cards. I made for the first time the other night a tri-fold card, love making them :)!

Alex said...

Okay weird sort of question but it popped into my head!!! What makes you want to stamp and create a card?

JAR said...

Great blog, inspiration and tutorials!! My question for you is -- what did you use to make your watermark on your gallery/blog posts? I am trying to find something that I can actually figure out!

kathy tucker said...

My comment is about my goals - I started stamping and paper crafting a little of a year ago and I have learned many new techniques and I am a product "junkie". My goal is to learn 4 new techniques every month and then use them on projects. I keep buying new stuff from whate I learn in classes but then I don't use the "goods" once I get home...

Oh - one more goal - keep my craft space reasonably clean - every project recreate a new "mountain of creativity"!

Love your blog!

jonib said...

I love everything I see on your blog page. You are so creative and you inspire me to try harder. I love stamping and you are teaching me alot. jonib

Carolyn said...

Hi Alli!
Just stumbled across your blog..and am so impressed. Love your work.
My humble goal is to try to incorporate more techniques in my stamping..i tend to be a lazy stamper and do what is easy.
Thanks!

Shirley said...

Subscribing to your blog. Happy that I came across it.

I would like to know if you use prisma pencils, w/c crayons, markers or re-inkers to color your images?

Shirley

Paula said...

My Question to you is:

When you are in a stamping slump what do you use as inspiration?

I love your blog and enjoy your work. Keep it coming.

Dawn Griffith said...

Hi Alli : My question would be what is your favorite technique and why ?
thanks for the blog candy
xo
Dawn Griffith

Jennifer Magreevy said...

Love your blog...I'm so glad I found it! What's your absolute favorite technique that you use quite frequently? Also, what's your absolute favorite embellishment that is found on almost all of your projects? I'm a brad-aholic. :-)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog & I am so excited that you are the featured stamper this week on SCS. I love your work & can't wait to play along today.

Heather

Lorrie said...

Alli,
I try to check your blog everyday, your "stuff" is great! My question is: How long have you been stamping? I bought my first SU set in Nov 06, and became a fast addict, I don't say I want, it's I NEED. Goals: to create like you! I would love someday to have my own blog, (and to have enough, to post) Where do you find the time? Long terms goal, like most here I would love to be published! Thanks for all your inspiration!

Dorothy said...

I have just discovered your cards through the SCS featured stamper. Lots of great looks. I also just looked at the awesome flower card featured today. How do you get such brilliant color? I seem to have trouble with blurred edges when I have enough ink for the image to really look bright.

Vanessa said...

I would like to share my stamping goal with you. My goal is to "practice, practice, practice" using the challenges and inspiration from the galleries on SCS to improve my stamping so that one day my work will be inspiration for others. I look to galleries like yours and the DD galleries and the other SCS "stamping diva" galleries for my inspiration, and I hope to give back a little of that some day. Thanks for you gallery and your blog - it's such a great inspiration!

broni said...

Alli, I really admire your talent and always look forward to visiting your blog. My question is how do you choose your color combinations? They are always so perfect!

Anonymous said...

Do you have any tips for those of us who haven't broken down and purchased a cuttle bug yet? I heard that some people buy the folders and use a rolling pin.
This is yummy blog candy!
Sandy Kay

cathy said...

Love your blog and what SWEET candy you are giving. How do you find time to do all your creative projects? How inspires you? How do you come up with your creative brillant ideas? Ok you said a question, but when I started my fingers kept going. Can't wait to read all your answers to all the great questions so far.

Julie (julie_stamps@hotmail.com) said...

Wow! I just found your blog after checking out your gallery on SCS (congrats on being the stamper of the week!!!) So, now I'm subscribing!!! My question is: How do you get to become a featured stamper?

julie :)

HeyHeyPaula said...

I just discovered your blog and I love it. I've been exploring your tutorials. They're so helpful since I'm such a visual person. I'm ready to try stamp doodling and I liked your tutorial on fun tabs. My stamping goal is to use some of my stamps that haven't been inked yet. I tend to reach for the same stamps and ignore others that I had to have! Do you tend to use certain stamps or types of stamps? If so which ones and how do you make yourself "branch out" and use other stamps?

Anonymous said...

First of all, CONGRATS on being SCS's featured stamper - you are sooo deserving of the 'title'. I love looking at your blog daily - your creations are awesome! What I like to try some day is to use gamsol and watercolour pencils. The effects I've seen are beautiful. Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing!

Janet from B.C.

tikkelperi said...

Hi and greetings from Finland! Is there something on card making/altered projects/scrapboking field you haven't try (done) yet?

Julie A - SCS hangonsnoopea said...

Congrats on FS of the week, I am new to the challenges and like this one best of all. When I see a card I like, I check out the SCSer's entire gallery.

Your cards are great. Love the layouts, color combos, etc.

My goal is to slow down on buying up all the goodies, and start making good use of what I already have.

Julie

Barb said...

Congrats on being picked feature stamper today! How fun for you! And your gallery is great! My goal for this year? Try become a little more flower-friendly.

Jen said...

It is great to see you as FS on SCS today. Congrats!
One of my stamping goals is instead of just completing a challenge card, I really want to make them WOW! I need to work more on the little details, more layers and bigger variety of embellishments.
My 2nd goal for stamping is to stop being intimidated by my unmounted Bella and just get her going!

Great Blog!
Jen

k.m. said...

I have just found your blog...and have put it into my favorites...so will be checking in every day or two!! I have looked at your gallery and discovered that many of your cards are already in my favs!
As far as my personal goal: I would like to keep improving and get up the nerve to post my cards on the SCS website.

Lesa said...

I have nothing new to add,cept I haven't seen your blog before. Wow congratulations on being the featured stamper. I can't wait to drool over your stuff!
Lesa

bonnie said...

Where do you get your inspirations to create such wonderful cards. I love your cards, they are sooo pretty. The colors all coordinate so well.
Bonnie

mishkismom said...

Let's see... I got one! What is your favorite adhesive? Do you use more than 1? What for what? (did that make sense? lol ) I mean what adhesive for what type of project?

sandie c said...

My stamping goal is to use each and every stamp I own until they have all been at least used once to make a card. Of, course there is no time limit on this so maybe one day in the distant future I will get there!! LOL

slwils@insightbb.com said...

You do such beautiful work. How do you know when a piece is "done"? Do you go by certain criteria or just by how it looks to you? Is there a common "must have" element on your works?

Thanks !
Lori aka paperchick

kelly said...

My question is where do you find the time to stamp and do you ever keep anything for yourself?

I love your blog.

Judy B. said...

Congrats! Your gallery is awesome! I want to be more creative than I am. How do I do it? All these ideas, papers, stamps, etc just go around and around in my head and rarely make it to paper. Help!

Sunflower Stamper said...

My stamping goal is to just keep stamping! Sounds simple, but kids, life, house, etc all get in the way! I've started a blog too and that has been tremendous inspiration!

Terri said...

Alli,

Beautiful work! I have recently discovered SCS, blogs, and a gigantic gaggle of girlfriends who understand! (My friends don't do paper and rubber...)

My goal is to join more swaps or RAK groups or SOMETHING, so that I can give these mini-creations of mine a purpose and a home! My friends enjoy my stuff, but are not interested in playing paper with me. :-(

Question: Your color/print combos are extraordinary. I would never, naturally make some of those combos on my own. So the question is this; Do you come by your color combos innocently and giftedly (leaving the color clutzes like me with little hope), or do you have a method/inspiration/tool/trick that you use and can share with us?

spending too much time on the computer....

Judy Davis said...

I want to learn how to do free hand doodling around a card. I have seen some wonderful work on SCS and I have been afraid to try, no confidence in myself.

JudyOR

Robyn said...

I just found your blog through someone else's reverse masking card and I have to say WOW!!!!!!!! My question is how do you manage your time? You have some absolutely wonderful items on here.

Selina said...

I love your blog. I really love looking at everything you do. Is there any project that you have been wanting to do but haven't had time for?