Power Poppy: Flowering Santa

Howdy all!  Today is Day 4 of Power Poppy’s newest and most fabulous Happiest Holiday 2017 release.

Today’s stamp set features the cheery face of the the beloved Santa Claus and some gorgeous holiday florals and sentiments.

Introducing… Flowering Santa

For my card to day I wanted to add some colour to not only the flowers in his beard but a little colour to his actual beard.  If you look closely, I have incorporated some pinks, purples and greens right into some of those curls.
Sorry I don’t have a Copic Marker list for you as I was colouring this cheery fella on the go at the time!

It wouldn't be a holiday card without some kind of sparkle on it...

Take a few moments and check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created for you today…
Christine Okken -- go here next!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned tomorrow as we will be showcasing some sweet treats just for you!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Flowering Santa)
Cardstock: Recollections (#110 Clouds), Copic X-Press It (White)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Ink (Seedless Preserves), Ranger Distress Oxide (Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry), Sakura (White Gel Pen)
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear Sequins)
Stencil: Altenew (Halftone Stencil)
Other: Nuvo Drops (Mountain Dew), Stickles (Star Dust)

Power Poppy: Under Glass: Christmas Traditions

Happy Wednesday!  Today is Day 3 of Power Poppy’s newest and most fabulous Happiest Holiday 2017 release.

Today’s stamp set features some fun winter and holiday scenes that can go under glass.  There are so many fun things to colour in this stamp set!  And of course, you can stamp just the scenes themselves without the bell jar!

Introducing… Under Glass: Christmas Traditions 
For my card to day I wanted to colour up Santa and his little deer.  I just love Santa’s cute plump cheeks and his sweet little furry friend.
Copics: R29, R37, E04, E000, Y02, Y17, Y28, YG01, YG03, YG23, YG17, E00, 
E01, R12, B000,BG90, E81, BV23, BV31, E43, E31, E55, E23, E44, E47, E49 

Take a few moments and check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created for you today… 

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned tomorrow as we showcase a very festive floral fella!

~ Ally ~
Stamps: Power Poppy (Under Glass: Christmas Traditions)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Bazzill (Bitter Chocolate), Copic X-Press It (White)
Patterned Paper: Authentique (Believe)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen, Stardust Pen)
Dies: My Favorite Things (A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX 2)
Rhinestones: Studio Katia (Sparkling Crystals Mix)
Other: Thread, Mini Snowflakes

Power Poppy: Rustic Rejoicing

Happy Tuesday!  Today is Day 2 of Power Poppy’s newest and most fabulous Happiest Holiday 2017 release.

Today’s stamp set features two glorious holiday favourites… an angelic nestled dove and a swag of shiny bells & pine cones and of course, some amazing sentiments to accompany them.

Introducing… Rustic Rejoicing

For my card to day I’m showcasing the stunning bells & pine cones.  I was inspired by the greys and blues of the snowflake paper so I incorporated those colours into my swag.  I just love how it turned out!
Copics: B95, B97, B99, B01, BG11, C1, C3, C5, C7, W2, W4, W6, W8, E53, E55, E47, YG61, YG67, BG72, BG75, BG78

I had to make sure that those little bells were super shiny.  I used some Silver Pearl Fine Tec watercolours to add my shimmer.

Take a few moments and check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created for you today…

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned tomorrow as we showcase a holiday version of our amazing Under Glass stamp set!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Rustic Rejoicing)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Copic X-Press It (White), Kona (Grey)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Hello Winter)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Flannel Gray), Copic Markers 
Paints:  Fine Tec (Shimmer Watercolours)
Dies: My Favorite Things (Snowflakes)
Sequins: Studio Katia (Pink Winter Fusion)
Other: Thread

Power Poppy: Snow Kissed

Howdy and Happy Monday everyone!  Today is Day of a more than week long release of Power Poppy’s newest and most fabulous Happiest Holiday 2017 release.

Today’s stamp set features all things winter and knit!  There are so many gorgeous sentiments and snowy kissed items you are sure to love.

Introducing… Snow Kissed

For my card to day I featured the adorable little snowman and one of the gorgeous repeatable knit designs…
Copics: BG0000, BG000, B000, BG01, T5, T7, T8, R37, R39, R20, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, YG23, YG25, YG17, YG93 

Take a few moments and check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created to share with you today…

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned tomorrow as we showcase some more Christmas cheer!
~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Snow Kissed)
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It (White), Stampin’ Up! (Cherry Cobbler)
Inks: Memento (Rhubarb Stalk, Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen), Spectrum Noir (Clear Sparkle Pen)
Dies: My Favorite Things (A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX 2), Spellbinders (Curved Borders 2, A2 Bracket Borders 1)
Ribbon: Offray (Burgundy), Twine (Christmas)
Other: Nuvo Drops (Mountain Dew)

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog Hop

Woohoo! It's finally here!!  Today we're celebrating the amazing CHRISTMAS release of ALL of our
NEW October stamp sets for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

ALL FOUR new sets are NOW available in the Krafty Shop!

So let's have a big happy hop around the design team and guest blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!


Next, another sweetie....EVANGELINE ANGEL!

Then our feathered friends in MERRY & BRIGHT BIRDIES!

And lastly Kim shared the adorable new REINDEER GAMES!

And for card today, I'm using the fun Evangeline Angel!  I just think that her hugging the tree with the star tree topper on her head is hilarious!

ALL the new sets are available now individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our October Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FOUR of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!

Don't forget the ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!!  All orders of $80+ get to CHOOSE one of FOUR FREE stamp sets!!  (You are My Sunshine, Ewe are Amazing, Book Dragon or Christmas Blessings Sentiments!)

Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin!!

~ Ally ~

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Introducing... Evangeline Angel!

Welcome back to Day TWO of our October Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Did you love yesterday's peek?? So beautiful, right?! Well then you're going to love today's peek too because we've got another gorgeous ANGEL!


I'm super excited to share this one because.....some of you have seen it already! That's because it was the Super Secret Krafty Klub stamp set that was included in the Khristmas Kard Kit!!! So those who preordered it already have it in their inky little fingers and you'll get to see their creations today because they are our fabulous GUESTS ~ that’s me today!!

This adorable new stamp set comes with one large main image and three fabby sentiments!!

All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Special Krafty Guests listed below have lots of sweet designs to share with you today featuring the EVANGELINE ANGEL stamp set!

I just adore that Evangeline is such a festive tree hugger!  LOL!

I used the gorgeous Photoplay "Holiday Cheer" papers & stitckers included in the Khristmas Kit.

Here's a little close up of all the sparkle.  That gorgeous red glitter is the Nuvo Glitter Drops in "Ruby Slippers" was also included in this kit.

She's just makes me smile!

Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY of the peeks this week! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

Happy hoppin'!

~ Allison Cope ~

Monster Madness!

Last night I was up creating a couple of fun Halloween cards to send out.  Typically I don't send out Halloween cards but I couldn't resist the cute "Monster Mash" stamp set from SugarPea Designs.

I made this card for the MFT WCMD challenge #3; By the Numbers. For the challenge, you had to use a number of some kind on your card.  This was the only thing I could find that was number related!!!  LOL!

I also created this card for the SugarPea Designs "Mix It Up Challenge #36";  I was inspired by the purple and the theme of Halloween.

My second card is also another Halloween creation.  I tell ya... those little monsters are just too adorable and fun to color!

I made this card for the 4th MFT challenge: Make & Mail.  The challenge asked us to create a card and mail it... yup, as simple as that!  I made a matching envelope to send it out right away!

I used the fun "SugarCut - SpookyScape" die to create a fun back ground for those little monsters for this card.

I hope you've had a blast creating this weekend.  Happy Turkey Day to all my Canadian friends and family today!

~ Ally ~

Rainbow Hippo Wishes!

Yes... another post about World Card Making Day!  But seriously, I've had some major creative mojo in the last few days so I've been taking complete advantage of it!

This card is for the CHALLENGE #1 for My Favorite Things.  Their first challenge was all about the ROYGBIV!  Yup... rainbows!

So I first created my back ground using the "Die-namics Chevron Segments Cover-Up" die cut form white cardstock.  I used my Copic air brush system and coloured in my background and then cut a black cardstock border.  Then I used the "Die-namics A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX Set 1" die to create a larger mat plus some fun vellum clouds form the "Die-namics Stitched Cloud Edges" die and a row of "Die-namics Grassy Edges" inside the frame.

To finish it off, I stamped, coloured and cut out the fat little hippo and the little birdies from the "BB Happy Hippos" stamp collection.  Too cute right???

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you too are having a creative weekend!

~ Ally ~

Birthday Otters

Today, My Favorite Things is also celebrating World Card Making Day of course with a few challenges.

Challenge #2:  One of their challenges is all about using lots of dies.  So I pulled out some fun MFT dies to use for my next card today.

I just adore the little otters in the "BB Otterly Love You" stamp set!  Not only is this a SHAKER card but those 2 little otters actually rotate around the card's sentiment!  YUPPERS... it's truly an interactive card!

Dies that I used for this card include:
Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Ally ~

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Hey everyone!  I've been having a blast creating and coloring over the past 24 hours.  I'm going to bombard you with a whole series of cards that I've made.

First off I want to share some fun cards I made using some of my favorite Canadian stamp company's, Studio Katia!

In honour of their WCMD challenge, I created a fall themed card using their "Foxes", "And the Fox Says", "Mandala Flower" and "Dotted Patterns: Fancy Square" die...

Isn't that little fox adorable???

I also had a blast coloring their most adorable "Friends of Winter".  I just adore all the little fellas in this stamp set!

I'll be sharing a few more cards later tonight!

Happy card making everyone!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy: Mini Holiday Wreaths

Howdy all!  Happy Friday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the brand new Power Poppy “Power & Spark Challenge” for October.  This month Stacy has challenged us to make our creations “Mini & Mighty”…
For challenge details, please visit the Power Poppy Blog.

Today I chose to use some fun digital stamps!  I have used “Wreath: Birch & Evergreens” for my first card.  I printed it out onto a light weight kraft cardstock and then colored it with Prismacolor Pencils.
Prismacolor Pencils: White, Cream, Crimson Red, Light Umber, Black, Chartreuse, Apple Green, Grass Green 
Copic Markers: E30, E31

For my second card I used the fun “Wreath: Boxwood & Cranberry” and also colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  I just love the touch of blues with all the greens on this wreath.
Prismacolor Pencils: Light Aqua, Crimson Red, Chartreuse, Apple Green, Grass Green, True Green 

Check out what my fellow Bloom Brigaders created to share with you…

Tomorrow is World Card Making Day!  I hope you all get a chance to have some fun creating with some fun papers and stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!  Leave a comment… I’d love to hear from you!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Wreath: Birch & Evergreens, Wreath: Boxwood & Cranberry)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White, Kraft)
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils, Sakura (White Gel Pen), Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen), Versamark 
Patterned Paper:  Lawn Fawn (Perfectly Plaid: Christmas 6x6), Your Next Stamp (Winter Plaid 6x6)
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous! (Detail White)
Dies:  Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Squares)

Power Poppy: A Cheery Hello

Howdy all and Happy Friday!  I’m off on a fun camping trip with my Scouts this weekend.  We are going to our Great Escape Camp.  All the Scouts and the Venturers get to play a game out in a field all night and we as Scouters get to follow them around! Trust me… it’s much more fun than it sounds!  Wish me luck and not to step into any gopher holes!

So in honour of having fun, I decided to focus on some Power Poppy critters on my card today.  I chose all the critters and little stamps from the “Tree of Life” stamp set to use.  I created my own patterned paper!
They’re all so cute!  I just adore that little squirrel stamp from the set.  I coloured everything with Prismacolor Pencils and then used some Gamsol to help blend all the colours together on my cardstock.

I used the sentiment from the “Potted Primroses” collection too!  Here’s a close up…
Prismacolor Pencils: Chartreuse, Apple Green, Grass Green, Dark Green, Orange, Poppy Red, Crimson Red, Parma Violet, Mulberry, Sienna Brown, Tuscan Red, Dark Brown, Silver

Don’t forget to play along with our Power & Spark Challenge this month! 
This month you get to colour on some kraft cardstock and share your creation with us.  For more information, click the challenge name above.

Don't forget to check out my fellow Bloom Brigaders have created to share with you today....

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope I’ve inspired you to come and create your own patterned paper too!  Gather up all those stamps and have a ball!  Have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~

StampsPower Poppy (Tree of Life, Potted Primroses)
Cardstock:  Recollections (110# White)
Inks: Versafine (Black Onyx), Prismacolor Pencils, Copic Markers (V01), Sprectrum Noir (Clear Sparkle Pen), Sakura (White Gel Pen), Copic Pen (0.3)
Dies: Pretty Pink Posh (Tiny Tags)
Ribbon:  Offray
Other: Gamsol, Nuvo Drops (Morning Dew)

Marcy & Doug are Tying the Knot!

I am so excited to celebrate this wonderful event with two people who are so very dear to my heart… Doug & Marcy!  Tomorrow these two love birds are getting married and the whole Power Poppy family couldn’t be happier!

So to celebrate we’re sharing some fun wedding themed cards and wedding wishes for the happy couple!

I thought I would use the most appropriate stamp set to celebrate, our “Dream Wedding” stamp set for my card today.

I had a ball colouring up my image using some fun Prismacolor Pencils.

And before you go, one last little message for Marcella & Doug today…

The entire Power Poppy family has some shares and messages for you… check them out…
Congrats you two!  Have an amazing adventure tomorrow sharing in the glory of your love for one another.  Happy Wedding Day Marcella & Doug!

Lots of Love,

Happy Heart Birthdays!

Happy Friday all!  I’m back at creating some fun fun cards featuring Power Poppy stamps again to share today.

I’m always finding that I am in need of birthday cards but never have enough so it was my aim to add a few to my stash.  So I pulled out the fun “Party Time” stamp set and a big heart die.

To start both of my cards, I die cut a large heart mask and placed it on my card bases.  Then I took my Ranger Distress Oxide inks and blended two colors of ink across both hearts.  Then I took some fun stamps and inked them across the heart’s surface.

After removing my mask, I splattered some water and also some ink on one back ground and then proceeded to add my coloured images and sentiments.
Copics: YG01, RV55, RV17, FV2

 Copics:  BG11, BG13, BG15, BG45, V04, RV17

I used the “Happy Wishes” from the “Simply Camellias” stamp set and I used the smaller circular plates "Artful Display" stamp set to create the abstract back ground.

Now check out what my fellow Bloomies have created for you to check out today showcasing all kinds of fun stamp sets…

Thanks again for joining me. I hope you have an amazing weekend!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Party Time, Artful Display, Simply Camellias)
Cardstock:  Recollections (110# White) 
Ink: My Favorite Things (Black Licorice), Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Oxides (Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Seedless Preserves), Sakura (White Gel Pen, Glaze Pen
SequinsStudio Katia (Crystal Rainbow Fusion), Pretty Pink Posh (Mermaid Mix)

Dies:  Close To My Heart (Hearts)

Spin Me Right Around!!

Good morning Power Poppy Peeps!  I’m over on the Power Poppy Blog today with my latest edition of the Inspire Me Monday series.

Today I’m sharing a fun tutorial on how to create a fun spinner card using digital images.  I pulled up my Photoshop CS3 and a delightful Sunflower from the “Sunflower Power” digital image and proceeded to create a fun interactive card.

Here’s a couple of quick sneak peeks for you…

Come and join me on the Power Poppy blog right here.

Also.... don't forget about sharing your creations with us.  First of all we have our monthly “Power & Spark Challenge”.  This month’s theme is all about colouring on kraft.

Are you looking for more card inspiration?  Why not check out our Tuesday feature, our Hues to Use!  Each week we share a colourful photo and pull fun colour palettes to inspire your card making.  Come and check out our latest version…

 Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial!

~ Ally ~