A Blue Christmas

Hey everyone!  Happy Tuesday!

I’m over on the Power Poppy Blog this week to share a fun watercolor tutorial featuring the brand new Power Poppy stamp set “Let Your Heart Be Light” and some fun ink techniques.

Here’s a little peek…

Come and take a gander HERE on the blog.  I’d love to know what you think of this technique!

~ Ally ~

Christmas Card Series 2018: Day 4 ~ Winter Globe

Howdy all!  I hope you had a creative weekend!  Let’s start the week off with another fun creation for my Christmas Card Series 2018

Today’s card features lots of amazing products by Catherine Pooler Designs. All of the products you see here can be found in the CP Shop.  IF it’s your first time shopping with Catherine, I have a 10% off coupon right HERE for you!

Let’s get started…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydZz18lnVJs


Here’s a peek at both fun holiday cards for you once again…



Thanks again for joining me here on my blog.  I’d love to know if you’d like me to show you how to a certain technique in this series.  Please leave a comment below!

~ Ally ~


stamps:  Catherine Pooler Designs: (Tis the Season, Woodgrain Background)
cardstock:  Recollections (110# White)
inks: CPD (Icing on the Cake, Rockin’ Red, Garden Party)
patterned papers: CPD (Love, Doves & Poinsettias 6x6)
dies: CPD (Snow Globe Dies)
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I'm So Thankful

Howdy all!  TGIF!  I’ve been pumping our the cards this past week.  Lots of Christmas cards getting ready to go up for sale for my Scouts to go to Pacific Jamboree.

I took a break from doing holiday cards and I wanted to play along with Kathy’s “Power & Spark Challenge” for the month of November over at Power Poppy.  The month of November in the US is all about thanksgiving so our challenge is to create a Thanksgiving or Thank You card.  For further details, click here.

I knew I wanted to make a special card for one of my best friends.  She’s always thinking of me and so I thought I’d send her a little reminder of how thankful that she’s a part of my life.

I grabbed a variety of fun stamp sets to create a layered botanical array.  I included the new “Amaryllis Bliss”, “Cabbage and Kale”, “Fortunes of Fall” and some oldies but goodies, “Glistening Paperwhites” and “Succulent Singles”.  Yup… all five stamp sets!

I stamped out my images in Ranger Distress “Antique Linen” ink.  And got a pallet of Catherine Pooler Designs inks ready to use: Sugared Lavender, Royal Treatment, Green Tea, Eucalyptus, Skylight, Spruce, Juniper Mist and Icing on the Cake.

Here’s what my panel looked like after watercoloring the entire image.

Then I used my Polychromos Pencils to add some fine details and depth.
I love how it turned out.  I sure hope my friend likes it too!

Now, take a moment and check out these creations being shared today…
Kathy Jones – go here!

Thanks for joining me today!  Happy creating!

~ Ally ~



stamps: Power Poppy (Amaryllis Bliss, Cabbage and Kale, Fortunes of Fall, Glistening Paperwhites, Succulent Singles)
cardstock: Fabriano (Acquarello Watercolor Paper), Recollections (110# White)
ink:  Ranger Distress (Antique Linen), Catherine Pooler Designs (Sugared Lavender, Royal Treatment, Green Tea, Eucalyptus, Skylight, Spruce, Juniper Mist, Icing on the Cake), Tsukineko  (Versamark)
patterned papers: Recollections (Holiday Bash 6x6)
embossing powder: PKGlitz (Detail Gold)

Christmas Card Series: Day 3 ~ Christmas Kisses

Howdy all!  I hope you enjoyed the Power Poppy new Happiest Holiday 2018 release last week.
Let’s head back to our Christmas Card Series for 2018 once again!

Today’s cards are all about taking an everyday stamp image and making it festive.  I’m featuring the sweet little “Blowing Kisses” stamp set from My Favorite Things today plus a few others.

Grab a mug of something warm and join me in my craftroom…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMmdsVhruRk&t=753s

Once again, here’s a quick peek at the cards I made today…




Those little Pure Innocence girls are darlin’ aren’t they?


Thanks for joining me today!  I’d love to hear what you think of the series so far?  Happy creating!

~ Ally ~



stamps: My Favorite Things (Blowing Kisses), Mama Elephant (A Beary Christmas)
cardstock:  Recollections (110# White)
dies: Catherine Pooler Designs (Postage Stamp Dies), MFT (Stitched Rectangles)
patterned papersCarta Bella (Santa’s Workshop 6x6)
inks:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers