Sunny Peonies, A Winner & A Giveaway!

Happy Friday everyone!  Today’s another another fun Power Poppy sharing day!

Today I actually have a sped up video of the making of my card today.  So grab a cup and join me at my desk…

Here’s a quick look at my card again.  It’s a bright and sunny creation isn’t it?!?

And here's a close up all of that fun shimmer....

Now for the winner of my 3rd Early Power Poppy Birthday Giveaway featuring the stamp set, Tea in the Garden.  Congrats goes to…

Congrats Natalie!  I will email you about your prize.

And my last Early Power Poppy Birthday Giveaway will be the gorgeous “Party Time” stamp set… perfectly birthday themed! 

To enter to win, please leave a comment answering the question: “What is your favorite kind of birthday cake?”.  Please leave your contact email in your comment to be eligible (ie:  myemailaddyATgmailDOTcom).  I'll draw a winner next Friday.

Don’t forget about our month long digital stamp sale still going on…

Now check out what my fellow Bloomies have created for you to check out today showcasing some cool Power Poppy stamps…

Allison Copeyou are here!
Thanks for joining me!  I hope you have a ball hopping along with all our creations today!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Peony Muse, Short Stacks)
Cardstock: Arches (140lb Cold Press Water Color Paper), Recollections (140lb White), MFT (Spearmint)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Flannel Gray), Prismacolor Premier Pencils (True Green, Mulberry,Canary Yellow), Ranger Distress (Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves, Cracked Pistachio)
Die: Your Next Stamp (Funky Line Panel Die), MFT (Stitched Circles)
Droplets: Studio Katia (Clear Round Drops)
Spray:  Imagine Crafts (Sheer Shimmer Spray - Sparkle)
Tools: MISTI

Critter Birthday Hooray!

I have a few birthdays coming up in the next few weeks so I thought I’d better get my act in gear and get my cards finished and in the mail.
Today I’m playing along with the SugarPea Designs “Mix It Up Challenge”.  I was inspired by the sketch in Challenge #29:

For my card I wanted to feature the critters from the “Everyday is Christmas” stamp set.  And that fabulous little froggy is popped up on a mini Action Wobble to make him do a jig!  LOL!

Copic Markers: YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17, BG000, C4, C5, C7, R17, R29, E50, E51, E53, E55, Y17

I also included a turtle in the inside of the card.
That fun sentiment and confetti is from the “Bring on the Cake” stamp set.

Don't forget to check out my current GIVEAWAY, right here!  Last week's prize still hasn't been claimed.  The silly thing is, is that the winner commented on the post but never really read it and didn't realize she was the winner.  If she doesn't claim her prize before Friday, this week's winner will win BOTH stamp sets!  Hooray!  Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my card!

~ Ally ~

Stamps:  SugarPea Designs (Everyday is Christmas, Bring on the Cake)
Cardstock:  Recollections (110# White & Black)
Dies: SugarPea Designs (SugarCuts – Everyday is Christmas, Stitched Flags)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug), Ranger Distress Inks (Twisted Citron), Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen)
Patterned PaperMy Favorite Things (Dots & Stripes Neutrals 6x6)
SequinsPretty Pink Posh (Mini Gold Stars)
Other:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew), Mini Action Wobble

Sweet Peas, a Winner & a Giveaway!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  I live across the country from my entire family so I only get to see them a few times a year – if that!  Today’s card is for my Mom who is actually coming to visit in a month so I thought I’d send along a simple card before she comes.

My card features the brand new Power Poppy clear stamp set “Sweet Memories” and some fun Prismacolor Pencil work.

Here’s a little close up of the details…
Prismacolor Pencils: White, Chartreuse, Apple Green, Olive Green, Indigo Blue, Violet, Parma Violet, Mulberry

Today I’m playing along with the CAS(E) This Sketch, #213:

Don’t forget to join in this month’s Power & Spark Challenge this month!

Plus Marcella has a few shopping and shipping deals going on right now…
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when you purchase 3 or more clear stamp sets
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US and Canada: Select "FREE SHIPPING" from the drop-down menu when you are checking out.

International Customers: Select "SPECIAL OFFER SHIPPING" from the drop-down menu, and you will receive the same discount as our domestic customers.

Stamps do NOT have to be from the new release, they can be any sets that are available for purchase, even SALE stamps (Marcella has put a bunch on sale for a limited time only!)

Offer ends March 18, 2017 at midnight central.

Now, before you go we have a winner of my last giveaway. And our winner is...
Congrats Cindy!  Please contact me via my contact email with all your mailing information.  Thanks!
Now for the 3rd Early Power Poppy Birthday Giveaway!  You can win a Tea in the Garden stamp set from me.  Just leave a comment below telling me who in your family is the next to have their birthday to enter the giveaway.  I will post a winner next Friday!  Good luck!

Now, make sure you check out Stacy's card for today...

Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Sweet Memories)
cardstock:  Recollections (White 110#), Misc. Purple
inks: Memento (Lulu Lavender), Ranger Distress (Antique Linen), Prismacolor Pencils
diesLawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles), Spellbinders (A2 Scalloped Borders 1)

Power Poppy: Introducing... Tiger Lily XL

Hey all!  Welcome to Day 5 of the Power Poppy “Spring Fling” Collection clear stamp reveal.  Today is our final day of sneak peeks.  We have shown you a whopping EIGHT clear stamp sets.  Here are the first seven sets to gawk at…
*have coordinating dies available for pre-sale beginning today.

and finally for today, our amazing new Tiger Lily XL
You may have already seen this beauty as it was used by Kathy Racoosin on Day 1 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge!  Isn't it a beaut?!?!

For my final card of the release I chose to watercolor this big beauty with my Derwent Inktense Pencils and then add some details back in using my Prismacolor Pencils.  This image was a pleasure to colour!!!
I know it's extremely hard to see but I created a background using the beautiful sentiment included in the stamp set, distressed it a bit using some Ranger Distress Inks and then did a whole lot of stitching over top and then added the Chevron Segments Die from MFT over top.

A few things you need to check out before you go…

Our Power & Spark Challenge – our theme this month is Go Green!  You could win a stamp set of your choice!
And our digi sale going on… all month long! 
And my Early Power Poppy Birthday Giveaway – comment HERE to win.

Now check out what my fellow Bloomies have created for you to check out today showcasing any one of our eight new stamp sets…

Thanks again for joining us for the last five days of reveals.  All eight clear stamp sets go on sale today plus their coordinating dies will be up for pre-order.  Happy shopping!
~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Tiger Lily XL, Peony Muse)
Cardstock: Arches (140lb Cold Press Water Color Paper), Recollections (140lb White), MFT (Vellum, Persimmon)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Derwent Intense Pencils (Sun Yellow, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Chilli Red, Iron Blue), Prismacolor Premier Pencils (Canary Yellow, Poppy Red, Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, Dark Brown), Ranger Distress (Hickory Smoke, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo), Versamark, Sakura (Jellyroll White Pen)
Die: My Favorite Things (Chevron Segments)
Sequins: Studio Katia (Crystal Rainbow Fusion)
Embossing Powder: Stampendous! (White Detail)
Other: Imagine Crafts (Gold Sheer Shimmer Mist), Thread