Friday, March 8, 2013

I'm a hoppin'! Cross Promotional Mini Hop with The Alley Way Stamps and 3 Girl Jam

Welcome to the 3GJ/TAWS Cross Promotion Double Challenge Blog Hop!

The goal of this cross promo/double challenge is to introduce you all to 2 awesome companies, gather inspiration from both DT’s and have the opportunity to enter 2 fun challenges!

Here is a bit about TAWS for those of you not familiar~
The Alley Way Stamps is owned and operated and all super adorable designs drawn by Alison can check out her shop here~

Here is a bit about 3 Girl JAM for those who are unfamiliar ~
3 Girl JAM is owned and operated by the talented Julie K Bling and her 2 daughters. They make the most beautiful hand dyed crinkle ribbon.... you can check out her shop here~

Every 2 weeks TAWS have a new challenge based on a fun photo called "Be Inspired" and 3GJ has their own challenge using 3GJ Crinkle Ribbon
So for this challenge the DT's are using the inspiration photo, The Alley Way Stamps and ribbon.
YOUR challenge will be to come up with a project using THIS photo, a stamp and ribbon.
Remember the photo is for inspiration ONLY....
~~~be creative, use your imagination and show us what this photo inspired you to create~~~
Need some inspiration?
We hope you will hop through the line-up and see all the gorgeous projects the DT’s have created.

Then at The Alley Way Stamps blog   and the  3 Girl Jam Challenge blog  you will find out more about their individual challenges and have the opportunity to link up to not just one challenge but both challenges for the chance to win some awesome prizes!
This is the second 1/2 of the hop, the re-inspired portion. You need to hop through the mini hops both weekends to be eligible for the prizes.
entering BOTH challenges
~which will be easy to do.....if you don't own any TAWS they share a bunch of freebies  HERE
Your name will be entered to win a
TAWS stamp set and a Bundle of 3GJ ribbon!

But that is not all!
Each challenge will also be giving away a
TAWS stamp set and a Bundle of 3GJ Crinkle Ribbon

SO there are LOTS of ways to be entered to win some awesome prizes!!!
Onto the hop...
You should be coming from the talented Arielle's blog.

Remember that inspiration photo?  And, if you visited the 3 Girl Jam Challenge blog or my blog yesterday, remember the stamp set I'm working with?  It's The Alley Way Stamp's Phraseology background stamp that looks like this:

Well, I was inspired to make this card, using the photo and the stamp set:
The card was made using My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up 12x12 paper for the background to mimic the wood effect in the photo, a Bodacious Blooms die to stack up the flower like the stacked up pillows using the Hot Off the Press Rosemary & Thyme 6x6 paper pad, a Spellbinders die was used to cut out the tag, focusing on the word, "Dream" from the Phraseology TAWS set, and Tuxedo 3 Girl Jam ribbon was finger pleated across the bottom edge of the card, then tied in a double bow.  Some baker's twine holds the tag in place, and a white crocheted flower from Close To My Heart holds the flower together.
And, a close up of the tag and beautiful 3 Girl Jam bow before you go...

Now, happy hoppin' to the talented Jovan to see her fabulous style.

Thanks for hopping with TAWS and 3GJ.
We look forward to seeing all your projects!

And, don't forget to link up below. There's plenty of prizes to win, and I want to see your creations.


  1. beautiful card, julie! your stacked flower on the woodgrain is lovely!

  2. Fun card Julie!! LOVE how you used the stamps and ribbon :)
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Friday!

  3. Stunning card! The pink and black&white polka dots = a winning, eye-catching combination. You've brightened my Friday oodles and oodles! Wishes for a wonderful Friday for you, too!

  4. Love the color of that flower! It's such a nice contrast to the woodgrain background!

  5. Hey Julie..what a beautiful the layered flower..great job DT Sista : )

  6. stunning card and great colors!

  7. Your flower looks amazing!! The color really pops against the bg paper. That ribbon looks beautiful. Need to check them out.

  8. Nice! Love the stacked flowers and how you strategically cute the tag with the word dream! TFS God bless!!