Color Me: Class & Challenge Coming!

So most of you know I am a colouring addict!  Yup, no new news there!  So I thought I’d share some knowledge on colouring mediums, some colour theory and some colouring creations with all of the StampNation members!

So I’ve designed an 8 lesson class to show case all of these cool things and it’s beginning THIS week. 

Every Thursday and Sunday during the month of September, I will sharing my knowledge and I’ll be assigning a mini challenge at the end of every lesson.

To find out all the particulars, check out this…

I hope you’ll join me in the “Color My World” forum over at StampNation!  You don’t wanna miss it!

~ Ally ~

Sunny Hospitality

Howdy all!  Happy Friday! It’s time for another fun blog with the Bloom Brigade from Power Poppy!

Today’s I’m combining both a digital stamp set and one of our clear stamp sets to create a simple card to send my little sister since she allowed me to stay at her house while visiting my family this past month.   I thought some happy sunflowers might be perfect for this card front!

So I combined the “Sunflower Power” digital set with my “So Grateful” stamp set to create this beauty…

I actually included the making of this card in my 7th episode of StampNation’s “Let’s Talk Sketches” today.  If you are a StampNation member, you can see it hereEnjoy!

Don't forget about our month long challenge still going on.  This month's it's all about the shabby & chic! For all the rules and how to play, visit the Power Poppy blog right here!

 
Now… check out what the rest of the extremely talented Bloom Brigade designer blogs have in store for you...



Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all these new inky creations from the Bloom Brigade today!


~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy
 
Stamps: Sunflower Power, So Grateful (Power Poppy)
Inks: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone (Distress Inks), Copic Markers
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Kraft Cardstock, Dots & Stripes Neutral (MFT)
Accessories: SOA Pattern of the Rings Stencil (Winnie & Walter), Polynesian Sails Mini Die (Cheery Lynn Designs), Metallic Gold 4mm Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Gold Metallic Thread (Sulky), Stitched Rectangle Die (Lawn Fawn), Woodgrain Washi Tape (My Mind’s Eye), Yellow Striped Washi Tape (Queen & Co.)

One Crazy Month!

I tell ya… it’s been one CrAZy month for us!  If it was bound to happen, it happened in August!  My 10 year old son flew all by himself to another province; my hubby and I visited Yellowstone National Park for 5 days; I flew home to my native province of Ontario for 4 days to see my 8 week old nephew, sister & Mom and pick up my son; I had abdominal pain and was in hospital for a day and my neighbour had a second heart attack yesterday!  Chaos people!!!

Now… on to the show!

Over at StampNation we have a brand new challenge posted.  This one is all about bubbles this week and the Dream Team had a ball creating with all kinds of different tools; circular stencils, bubble wrap and even soapy inky water!!!  Check out the sneaks for this week…

And it was my turn to provide this week’s sketch for Splitcoaststampers this week (and my friend Gail ended up posting it because I was more than a few hours late! ~ Thank you Gail!!!!) and it was a really simple one… SC555:

This is the card I used to create for it this week!  It’s almost all MFT this week and I love it!  I used the "no-line" colouring technique with my Copic Markers to colour the two little tropical birdies up.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

~ Ally ~

Supplies:
stamps: My Favorite Things (Polynesian Paradise, Penguins in Paradise)
cardstock:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock
patterned paper: My Favorite Things (Dots & Stripes Fresh)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Olive Grove, Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand), Copic Markers, Sakura Glaze Pen, Stickles
die: My Favorite Things (Die-namics: Smart Phone

#mfstamps @mftstamps

Sunflower Power!

It’s the first Friday of the month here at Power Poppy and we’re celebrating with a brand new month-long challenge.  This month’s challenge is all about the shabby and the chic…

For the challenge deeds, please click HERE!  You don’t even have to use an image from Power Poppy to play along.  The winner of last month's "Hang Some Paper" challenge will be announced on the Power Poppy Blog.

For my card today I’m featuring the newly released digital sunshiny beauty called “Sunflower Power”.  It’s a glorious sunflower bloom and bud accompanied by the wonderfully happy sentiment.

Here's a quick peek at my large Copic coloured sunflower.  As you can see, I even added some shadows to the back ground...


Now… check out what the rest of the extremely talented Bloom Brigade designer blogs have in store for you...

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog

Join ME on Monday for Inspire Me Monday where I tell you how I created my digital back ground for my fun and frilly flower!  I have a video tutorial on how I made it.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all these new inky creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Sunflower Power)
cardstock:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock
patterned paper: Farm House Paper Company (Fair Skies)
ink: Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Sakura Glaze Pen
die: Simon Says Stamp! (Stitched Rectangles), Cheery Lynn Designs (Italian Flourish Tiny Doily)
washi tape:  Bella Blvd

ribbon:  Micheal’s Craft
buttons: Maya Road
other:  thread, pin.

Having Fun with Stamps!


Today I’m sharing 3 fun techniques and a few tips having to do with playing with your stamps over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog.  For a direct link, click here.
 
I’m featuring the sweet summer inspired stamp set from their Crop & Create: Delivered Layout Kit.  You can purchase that stamp set and a few other exclusive stamp sets right HERE in the Scrapbook & Cards Today store.

Now, grab a coffee or a cold summery drink and join me in my scraproom…

Once again, here’s a quick peek at all those fun cards that we made using our three techniques today.

Wavin’ Hello

Sunshine


Sunglasses

Thanks for checking out my video today!  Happy creating everyone!

~ Ally ~

Supplies:

Wavin' Hello
stamps: Scrapbook & Cards Today, Lawn Fawn (Critters in the Sea)
cardstock:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock
patterned paper: My Favorite Things (Dots & Stripes Sorbet 6x6)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Love Letter), Copic Markers

die:  Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles), My Favorite Things (Die-namics Smart Phone)
sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (4mm & 6mm Sparkling Clear)


Sunshine
stamps: Scrapbook & Cards Today
cardstock:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Stampin' Up! (Coastal Cabana), Recollections Black Cardstock, vellum
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

punches: We R Memory Keepers (Envelope Scoring Board)
sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (4mm Cornflower)


Sunglasses
stamps: Scrapbook & Cards Today
cardstock:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock, vellum
patterned paper: My Favorite Things (Dots & Stripes Sorbet 6x6)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Winter Wisteria), Sakura Glaze Pen

dieMy Favorite Things (Stitched Basic Edges)

Stamp of Approval Blog Hop


I am super excited to share some fun projects along with Catherine Pooler and the Dream Team and few creative guests from StampNation today using the brand new Stamp of Approval box!

This beautiful box contains all things FRIENDSHIP related!  It's built with sending sweet nothings to all your special friends and family.  I honestly think it has a little piece of Catherine in every box because she is the world's most thoughtful and happy person I know and I'm lucky enough to call her a friend! And if "Catherine's" in every box, you just know it's going to contain some cool flowers, cool back grounds and endless hours of fun.

Now I'm not a CAS wizard like Kristie or Maureen but I do like to have fun with inks so I channeled my inner Kristie and Maureen for this card creation.  I hope I've done ya proud girlies! :)


You are going to have a BLAST with the contents of this box my creative friends! Make sure you get on the "Be the First to Know" mailing list to get the first edition of the "Stamp of Approval" box of goodies!!  Click here to learn more.

One lucky commenter will win a box of their very own!  
The more comments you leave, the more your odds of winning go up so make 
sure you comment on everyone's blog today.   
One comment per blog please.  
If the winner has already purchased a box they will be refunded.

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.
The winner has been announced HERE.

Comments close on Friday at noon EST and winners will be announced on CP.com .

The box is only available while supplies last!!!  If you want one of these special boxes like I know you all do, make sure you purchase it ASAP!

Now... check out what all the other creative ladies have to share with you this month!!!

Allison Cope - you are here!

Have a great rest of the day! Happy Creating!!

~ Ally ~

Like, You Have No Idea!


So have you heard?  Have you heard the news???  Today I’m sharing the newest thing to hit the stamping and card making industry… meet “Stamp of Approval” by Catherine Pooler!

This little box contains an awful lot of cool sight unseen crafty items by some of the fabulous industry favs and endless hours of creating fun.  It has many dies. It has embellishments.  It has stamp sets and it even has a stencil and it’s all for EVERYONE!  To find out more, please visit HERE.

Today I’m sharing the first card I made using this fun box of goodies and this card doesn’t even touch all of the fun things included in the beautiful little box.

I began by creating a mask using one of the sweet little tag dies and then I stamped all the fun little leaves and blooms all around the edges.  To create the sentiment, I used the sweet “Love Ya” die and stamped sentiment along with some fun popped-up die cut flowers.


To check out some more “Stamp of Approval” creations, please visit these lovely ladies for more inspiration today:

I hope you have a ball checking out all this awesome box has to offer!  These boxes go on sale on VERY SOON and are in limited numbers so make sure to orders yours early.

If you have any QUESTIONS about "Stamp of Approval", you might want to check out Catherine's quick video!  Click HERE.


Thanks for joining me today!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy: Color Me Grateful!

Well everyone!  Today’s the day that all of the “Color Me Grateful” collection of clear stamps goes on sale at Power Poppy!    The Bloom Brigade and I are all showcasing a few cards created with this releases new images.

Don’t forget to check out each new stamp set…
Happy Crabapple          So Grateful              Well Played

Today I’m featuring the “Well Played” stamp set and a rockin’ new card…

I added some sparkle to my headphones…

Now… check out what the rest of the extremely talented Bloom Brigade designer blogs have in store for you...

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all these new inky creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy
 
Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Well Played)
cardstock:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Flourishes
patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye (My Girl)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella
die: Avery Elle (Dotted Die), Spellbinders (classic stars)
sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (4mm Marigold)
other:  thread

#prettypinkposh.