Day 2 of the Gift Givers Guide for Paper Crafters

Hey there!  It’s Day 2 of the Gift Givers Guide for Paper Crafters and I’m here to share with you another fun project featuring Catherine Pooler’s newest product, the Holiday Wrap Up Bundle!
This bundle includes 3 brand new stamp sets and a coordinating die especially made for this time of year!

Today I’m sharing a fun and easy gift idea for maybe a teacher, a bus driver, a crossing guard and just simply for a fun friend.  I found these fun bottles of mini chocolate bars at my local Walmart and thought that a simple bottle topper would do the trick.  Fun, easy and no actually wrapping talent needed!!!

This festive bottle features the Holiday Mittens stamp set and it’s coordinating die, Holiday Mittens Die; two of the products in the Holiday Wrap Up Bundle.  Also included in the design is the fun "Funky Flakes Fri-Dies" and the cute tag dies, "Tag Buddies Fri-Dies" from by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

For more gift giving inspiration, please visit Catherine’s blog HERE as she shares all kinds of cool projects made by the Catherine Pooler Designs Team.

Thanks for stopping in!  I’ll see ya tomorrow with another fun gift idea!

~ Ally ~

Bottle Topper Tag
Stamps: Holiday Mittens (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Inks: Rockin’ Red (Catherine Pooler Designs), Delicata Golden Glitz (Tsukineko)
Paper: Real Red (Stampin’ Up!), White (Copic Xpress-It)
Accessories: Holiday Mittens Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs), Tag Buddies Fri-Dies, Funky Flakes Fri-Dies (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps), Ribbon (Micheals), Jingle Bell Brad (Tim Holtz), Corner Rounder (EK Success)

Holiday Gift Giving Made Easy!

Catherine Pooler has been busy designing more stamping and card making goodies for us all!  Come and check out the Catherine Pooler Shop to get your hands on all the fun Gifts for the Paper Crafter in your life!
Catherine has released a fabulous new stamp and die bundle perfect for that crafter’s stocking called the Holiday Wrap Up Bundle!  It features 3 new stamps sets and one coordinating die.  These stamps are dies are perfect for making all kinds of cards and projects.

Today I’m featuring the wonderful Holiday Mittens and it’s accompanying die set, the Holiday Mittens Dies. For my first project, I wanted to use some fun Autumn colours… because, you know, sometimes those mittens appear somewhat earlier than we want!!!
Today’s card also features the “And Sentiments” and the “Hello World” stamp sets also designed by Catherine Pooler Designs.

Another great gift for that crafter in your family, the Foundations Box. This pretty little box contains 5 delicious brand new ink pads, 3 new amazingly designed stamp sets, a high quality acrylic block and 30 pre-scored premium cardstock card bases.  Perfect for that beginning stamper!!! The Foundations Box will be back in stock VERY soon so if you wish to purchase it, get one now and they get shipped sometime mid next week.

Don’t forget, Catherine also sells Gift Certificates for the Shop in $10, $25, $50 and $100 denominations!  An easy gift plus it comes with a pretty little printable gift card image from your special someone.

I’ll be sharing a few more projects this week featuring this fun Holiday Wrap Up Bundle so stay tuned to my blog this week.

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Holiday Mittens, Hello World, And Sentiments (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Inks: Orange Twist, Rockin’ Red, Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs), Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink), Willow (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: White (Copic Xpress-It), Black (Recollections)

Happy Birthday Rhea!

Surprise Rhea!  
Happy 50th birthday darling!  
I hope you have an amazing day today!  
Big hugs!

Come along and join both the Bloom Brigade and the Instant Gardners today and wish our very own Rhea Weigand a very Happy Birthday!  Marcella has personalized a beautiful digital orchid image called Orchid Dreams just for her today!

Come and join some of the Power Poppy girls and celebrate with Rhea today!

Allison Cope – that’s me!
and Marcella on the Power Poppy Blog!

Take a moment a leave Rhea a fun birthday message on her blog today!  Click here to proceed to her blog to wish her a happy year!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy: Oh Sweet Treats!

Howdy all!  Happy Friday!  Today begins a brand new Power & Spark Challenge over on the Power Poppy blog!

This month’s challenge is simply perfect for this month.  A month full of gift giving and fabulous treats.  Our lovely hostess Christine Okken explains…

The idea this month is to create something that will be a sweet treat for someone else (so think card, tag, hostess gift, etc.) designed to help with those quick Christmas gifts. 

For me, I like to make gifts of my favourite yummy cookies to give my neighbours each year at Christmas time.  I'm always looking for fun containers to give these goodies in.  I finally found these fun red (and I found green ones too!) plastic containers with lids at the dollar store… perfect for all my baked goodies!  Their lids are simple red plastic with nothing on them so I thought I’d jazz them up to give out this year.

I used this sweet candy cane digi that Marcella gave out for free not too long ago. (Oh Marcy! Can we get this one put back in the store for all our fabulous Power Poppy friends?!?)  

 Copics: G03, G05, YG01, YG0000, R17, R29, Y15, Y23, E47, T1

Plus I also included a sentiment from the Holly Golightly clear stamp set. Those sweet little snowflakes all around the outer edge of the circle are from the Action Santa set.  So dainty and delicate they are!  Awwww!

Now come check out what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has created to share with you today…
Allison Cope – you are here!

So put on your thinking cap and join us for the Power & Spark Challenge this month!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Holly Golightly, Action Santa)
cardstock:  Neenah (80# White), Bazzill (Lime Crush)
inks: Memento (Lady Bug), Copic Markers, Sakura (Glaze Pen), Wink of Stella (clear)
ribbon: Celebrate It Christmas (Michaels)
dies: Pretty Pink Posh (Mini Tags)
container: Dollarama