Congrats Bouquet

On Friday I was playing around with all my new inks from Catherine Pooler Designs. Catherine’s inks are so easy to use and the new colors fit perfectly within the original palette of 13 ink colors.

Today I’m playing with a few stamps from the Stamp of Approval collections, “The Perfect Reason” and the “Candy Cane Lane”.

I used the “Perfect Reason”, “Paisley Peacock”, “You Did It!” and the “Peppermint Stick BG” stamp sets.  I also used the following Catherine Pooler Inks: Melon Ice, Garden Party, Lime Rickey, It’s a Boy, It’s a Girl, Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, Flirty Fuchsia, Party Dress. 

I'm entering the card in the hopes of winning a new Stamp of Approval box.  My entry is #52.  You can VOTE HERE.  Just click the heart in the corner of your top 3 picks!


I hope you too are having fun this long weekend!

~ Ally ~


Stamps:  Catherine Pooler Designs (Perfect Reason, Paisley Peacock, You Did It!, Peppermint Stick BG)
Inks: Catherine Pooler Designs (Melon Ice, Garden Party, Lime Rickey, It’s a Boy, It’s a Girl, Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, Flirty Fuchsia, Party Dress), Versafine (Onyx Black), Sakura (White Gel Pen)
Cardstock:  Catherine Pooler Designs (100# Bright White)
Corner Rounder:  EK Success

TGIF Tulips!

Good day all!  It’s Friday and time to start a long weekend here in Canada!  I know I’m certainly looking forward to having a lazy 4 days to myself as my guys are off to San Francisco today.

So to begin the weekend, let pick some Tulips… some Power Poppy tulips from the “Dynamic Duos: Peonies & Tulips” clear stamp set!

For my card I actually used my Ranger Distress Oxides to create my back ground and also colour up my gold embossed tulip image too!  They work like a dream to paint up images!

Here’s a little close up of the sparkle of the gold embossing plus the cool effect of the painted tulips.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes and check out my fellow Bloomies have created to share with you!  PLUS… Marcella has a special surprise SALE going on.    You can check out all those details on the Power Poppy Blog!

Allison Copeyou are here!
Christine Okken – go here next!
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Marcella on the Power Poppy Blog

I’ll be back to edit my supply list soon!  Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~
 
stamps:  Power Poppy (Dynamic Duos: Peonies & Tulips)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Avery Elle (White Woodgrain)
ink:  Ranger Distress Oxides (Fozzilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick), Versamark
dies: My Favorite Things (Peek-a-book Polka Dots Die
patterned paper: DCWV (White Cardstock with Foil)
stencilAltenew (Halftone Stencil)
embossing powder:  Misc. Gold

Hugs... Just BEEcause!

Hey everyone!  Happy Tuesday!

I’m over at Splitcoaststampers today playing along with the rest of my fellow Card Sketch Team using this month’s sketch.  It’s a fun one this week.  You check it out here, SC645, a sketch designed by Carey.

Here's my card using the sketch.  I chose to feature some fun products from Honey Bee Stamps today.

Here's a close up of the card.  All my bees have sparkly wings...
Plus the little chickie above is on a mini Action Wobble and jiggles!  Awwww!

I wanted to complete the inside of my card too...
I just LOVE all the fun coordinating stamps and dies that Honey Bee Stamps sells!

Thanks for buzzin' by!

~ Ally ~


Stamps:  Honey Bee Stamps (Build-a-Bee, Bee-You-tiful Sentiments)
Dies:  Honey Bee Stamps (Hexagon - Stipple Layer, Hexagon Bunches, Hugs)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir (Crystal)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White, Black, Storm Clouds

Power Poppy: Succulent Fields

Happy Friday one and all!  I’m off on a Scout camp weekend so I’m packing up my gear and getting ready for hopefully lots of sunshine and fresh air.  But before I go, I’m sharing a fun card using Power Poppy’s amazing products!

Today I made a card with a lot of masking!  If you haven’t already checked out my easy masking tutorial over on the Power Poppy Blog, make sure you do.  You can find right HERE.

I used one of newest clear stamp sets called “Succulent Singles” to create today’s card.  I stamped and masked off all the different succulents to create the cascade of plants.  Then I left all the masks on the plants and blended my Ranger Distress Inks all across the back ground.

Check out this card a little closer…

I’m playing along with a few fun challenges today.  First off all, I used this week’s sketch from Fresh Made Sketches, #287;
Plus I used the colour scheme and photo inspiration from the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, #406;

Now check out what my fellow Bloomies have created for you to check out today…

Allison Copeyou are here!
Julie Koerber – go here next!
Katie Sims

Marcella also has a SALE going on this weekend.  You can check out all the details on the Power Poppy Blog today!  Happy shopping!

Thanks again for joining us for today!  I hope you have an amazing weekend and to all you Mom’s out there… Happy Mother’s Day!

~ Ally ~



Stamps: Power Poppy (Succulent Singles)
Cardstock: Recollections (110lb White & Black)
Ink: Prismacolor Premier Pencils (Spanish Orange, True Green, Dark Green, Violet Blue, Violet, Process Red, Mulberry), Ranger Distress (Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Seedless Preserves), Versamark, Sharpie (Fine Black Pen)
Die: My Favorite Things (Slider Channel Builder)
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear 6mm, 4mm)
Embossing Powder: Stampendous! (White Detail)
Other: Inkadinkado (Stamping Mask Paper)

Power Poppy: Inspire Me Monday!

Hey gang!  Happy Monday!

I’m over on the Power Poppy Blog today sharing a fun Inspire Me Monday video tutorial on how to use some stamps, dies and ink!

Come and check it out RIGHT HERE.  You won’t be disappointed!

Here’s a little sneak peek for ya!

Thanks for stopping in!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy: Frame It Up!

Howdy all!  Happy Friday everyone!  Today the Power Poppy Bloom Brigaders are having fun with our brand new Power & Spark Challenge for May.

This month’s challenge is super easy and FUN! For your card entry, you must create a card with some kind of frame on it.  Simple right?!?
AND GET THIS!!!  Marcella has upped the ante!  She’s giving away a $50 shopping spree to this month’s winner!  WOOHOO!  So make sure you come and play along!  Power Poppy images are not required but we always love to see them!

Now for my framed up creation…


I’ve been thinking about making this card all week long for this challenge.  I decided to pick a non-traditional frame for my card front and drop some fun little blooms from our Natural Beauties stamp set inside along with a sweet greeting from our Loving Tulips stamp set.  I gave my self a break from fussy cutting today and die cut my blooms using their coordinating dies, the Natural Beauties Dies. (So handy to have!!!)

Now, check on out all my fellow Bloomies and their amazing creations this week…

Allison Copeyou are here!

PLUS… the Instant Gardeners (Digi Team) will up on the Power Poppy Blog today too with a fun new digital stamp to share!!  Make sure you check that out!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all the fun projects today!

~ Ally ~


Supplies:
stamps:  Power Poppy (Natural Beauties, Loving Tulips)
dies:  Power Poppy (Natural Beauties Dies), Studio Katia (Stitched Loops), Cheery Lynn Designs (Polynesian Sails Mini), Spellbinders (Architectural Accents, Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles)
cardstock:  Recollections (110# White), Avery Elle (White Wood Grain), Simon Says Stamp (110# Audrey Blue), DCWV (Bronze Metallic)
ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers (BG10, BG15, YG01)