Lots of Love Bugs & a Winner

Happy Friday everyone! Here in our household we are on the grand countdown for the last few days remaining in the school year.  My son moves on to Jr. High in the fall and only has 9 more days of school after today.  Wow… this year has gone fast!  Now… on to the Power Poppy show!

As a crafter I take inspiration from all around me.  Especially from ads, challenges and fun colour combos.  I had this cool piece of colour inspiration in my “Inspiration” file on my computer and I saw lots of fun potential with not only the colours but the design and it’s use of simple lined images.  So this is the photo I took inspiration from for my card creation today.

To begin my card I drew 3 random, rounded imperfect rectangle shapes on masking paper, cut them out to create 3 rectangular masks to use as the base for my pattern.

I tried to match all the fun shades of green, blue and orange from the image using a variety of different inks from my collection to achieve the same look.

For my stamps, I used “Burst of Kindness” for the bees, “Soothing Sympathy” for the butterfly, “Sweet Memories” for the small leaf, “Peony Muse” for the large leaf and the berries and finally the “Succulent Singles” for all the other fun details.

I even added a bit of shine...


If you haven’t already guessed, my card today goes along side with our Power & Spark Challenge for the month of using bugs or insects on your cards.  I thought the bees and butterfly would look great among the greenery here.

For more challenge details, click the link above.

Also I wanted to announce the WINNER of my birthday giveaway today too!  The lucky winner is…
Congrats Natalie!  I will be contacting you sometime today for all your mailing details.

Now… make sure you check out what my fellow Bloomies have been up to creating this week…

Allison Copeyou are here!

Thanks again for joining me!  I hope you too get inspired to create this weekend!

~ Ally ~


Stamps:  Power Poppy (Burst of Kindness, Soothing Sympathy, Sweet Memories, Peony Muse, Succulent Singles)
Cardstock:  Recollections (110# White, Cloud Collection)
Inks:  Versafine (Onyx Black), Versamark, Memento (Grey Flannel, Cantaloupe), Ranger Distress Ink (Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Rusty Hinges, Faded Jeans), Catherine Pooler Designs (It’s a Boy), Papertrey Ink (Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss), Simon Says Stamp (Fog), Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Tide Pool), Sakura (Glaze Pen)
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous! (White Detail)
Washi Tape:  Teresa Collins (Urban Mask)
Twine:  Stampin’ Up! (Basic Black)

Light Me Up!

Happy Monday all!  I’ve had a busy weekend meeting up with almost all of the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade members.  Sadly, Miss Kathy Jones couldn’t attend… I mean Australia is a long ways away you know!  I had a blast!

However, I am over on the Power Poppy Blog today sharing a fun project using the fun products Power Poppy and Chibronics for my monthly Inspire Me Monday article.

Here’s a little sneak peek of my card created using the “Sunny Harvest” clear stamp set…

Come on over and check it out!  CLICK HERE!

Thanks for stopping in!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy: Tie-Dye Blooms


Happy Friday everyone!  I’m on a little vay-cay with some very special gals today… the Bloom Brigade from Power Poppy !  Almost all of the Bloom Brigade members are visiting with the lovely Marcella for the next few days and we’re havin’ a blast!

So today I’m channelling my inner groovy girl and going tie-dye!  I’m featuring the gorgeous Peony from the “Soothing Sympathy” clear stamp set and a lovely sentiment from the “Loving Tulips” stamp collection.

I used a variety of bold Ranger Distress Oxide inks and created my tie-dye back ground on water colour paper.  I had fun layering all the rainbow colours!

I just adore all the fun sparkle on this cool card.



I was going to draw a winner for my Birthday Giveaway today but I’m going to leave that one more week and draw it next Friday.  So you have one more week to leave your comment to win your very own “Sweet Memories” stamp set RIGHT HERE (Leave your comment on the linked post to win!). 

Good luck!
 

Now, take a gander at my fellow Bloomie creations today…


Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you have fun peeking at all the card creations today.

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Power Poppy (Soothing Sympathy, Loving Tulips)
Cardstock: Strathmore (Water Color Paper), Recollections (140lb White, Black)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Ranger Distress Oxide (Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Faded Jeans), Versamark, Pen-touch Calligrapher (Gold), Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen)

Patterned Paper: DCWV (White Cardstock with Foil)
Rhinestones: Studio Katia (Sparkling Crystals - mix)
Die: Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Rectangles)
Sequins: CraftMedley (B&W Classic)
Thread: Sulky Metallic (Gold)

Just Buzzing By...


Howdy all!  Happy Friday!  I hope you've had a great week!

Today we begin a brand new Power & Spark Challenge for the month of June.  And this month's it's a fun one...

It's called the June Bug Challenge.  For this challenge we want to some bugs or insects in your creations!  How fun is that!!  And one lucky participant will win a $50 shopping spree in the Power Poppy Shop.  See the Power Poppy blog for all the fun details.

For my card today, I chose to feature some of the cute little bees from the Burst of Kindness .  The sentiment is also from this same stamp set.

 Copic Markers: Y11, Y13, Y17, YR12YR68, YR18, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG72, BG18, BV31, BV23, YG03

My card also features a medium succulent from the Succulent Singles stamp set, a feather from the retired "Marcella’s Mixed Tape: Vol. 1" stamp set and the leaves and blooms from the glorious Peony Muse stamp set.  I had a ball creating this card!


Today’s my birthday!  Yup… it is!  But I’m not receiving gifts today, I’m giving one away.  All you have to do to WIN this brand new “Sweet Memories” stamp set is leave a comment answering the question (and leave your email address please)…

The best birthday present I ever received was...?
 
Good luck!

I will draw a winner and post it next Friday right here on my blog. 

Now check out what my fellow Bloomies have created for you to check out today…
Allison Copeyou are here!
Julie Koerber - go here next!

Thanks again for joining me today and good luck!

~ Ally ~

 
Stamps:  Power Poppy (Peony Muse, Succulent Singles, Burst of Kindness, Marcella’s Mixed Tape: Vol. 1)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress Oxide (Fozzilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade), Copic Markers, Pen-touch Calligrapher (Gold), Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen)
Cardstock:  Recollections (110# White), Stampin’ Up! (Pool Party)
Dies:  Honey Bee Stamps (Hexagon CP: Stipple Layer)