Wood You Be Mine?

Howdy all!  It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  The darn flu virus hit me hard and I was in bed for a week. I finally felt like myself on Thursday so here I am… finally with something crafty!

It’s Saturday! Time for another fun Saturday Challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.

This week I’m challenging you to create a card or project featuring the theme of love or friendship!  Have fun with this one! So many possibilities!

For my card I used the sweet little beaver with the balloon in his hand from the new “You're Gnaw-some”.  I had to draw in a little log for him to stand on too.

Plus I used the Happy Hearts Stencil and the Woodgrain Stencil to make two pieces of my own patterned paper.  I used the ink colours; Lovely Lagoon, Mermaid Melody and Stormy Sky plus Wicked Black ink to stamp my sentiment and beaver.

Now check out what my fellow Design Team members have created today…

~ Ally ~

stamps: KKS (You’re Gnaw-some)
cardstock: Recollections (110# white)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Lovely Lagoon, Mermaid Melody, Stormy Sky)
stencils: KKS (Happy Hearts, Woodgrain)  
paint: Delta Art (White Acrylic)
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You're a BIG Deal!

It’s Saturday!  Are you ready for another new challenge for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!?!

This challenge is an easy one.  We want to see you create a birthday card this week!

For my card this week, I thought I’d use a new-to-me stamp set, “Wild World” and I’d use that adorable Tiger.  Plus I needed some fun birthday stuff too so I grabbed the “Hip Hippo-ray” stamp set too!

To achieve my background, I used the Sprinkles Stencils and the Starburst Stencil combined.

These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp however using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and products will earn you double entries! The monthly prize is a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!!! Woohoo! There are TWO ways to enter....you can link up your creation at the bottom of this post AND you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends Facebook group!
We also have a sketch to inspire you for the month of January! Feel free to use it any time you like when you need a little kick start to your creative process!

Don't miss our Frugal Friday Specials this weekend! We've got a selection of our fun stamp sets on 40% OFF until Sunday night and while supplies last!

Happy kraftin'!

~ Ally ~

stamps: KKS (Wild World, Hip Hippo-ray)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Charming Chartreuse, Goblin Green, Bubbly Blue, Mermaid Melody, Pumpkin Patch)
stencils: KKS (Sprinkles, Starburst Stencil, Krafty Scenery 2 Stencil)
dies: Simon Says Stamp (Circle Thin Frames)
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Lots of Layers of Love

Happy Friday everyone!  Finally… after a few days off, I’m back in the swing of creating again.

What inspired me this week is the beginning of Kathy Racoosin’s newest Coloring Challenge Road Trip Online Edition course offered on the Online Card Classes website.

So in the course Kathy talks and shares all kinds of great tips and tricks to get you out of your head and get some ink on the paper.  And for me, I just needed a good refresher of why I LOVE what I do.

So today's card was inspired by this fun course.

Without further adieu, I used the glorious “Strong and Beautiful” clear stamp set from Power Poppy to create today’s card.

I used an initial layer of Copic Markers but then added a TON of coloured pencil detail to the image…

This card panel took MANY hours to achieve it's final look but they were all layers of love!

Make sure you check out the rest of my fellow Bloomies for some more Friday inspiration…
Julie Koerber
Nancy Sheads
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I inspired you get inky today!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Strong and Beautiful)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
patterned paper: Simple Stories (Simple Vintage Botanicals 6x8)
ink: Ink on 3 (Juicy), Catherine Pooler (Twilight, Polished), Copic Markers, Polychromos Pencils
dies: Spellbinders (On the Edge - PageMaps)
other: thread, corner rounder

Lots of February Love

Howdy all!  I’m going to share my February spreads with you today for the Catherine Pooler “Club Canvo”.

If you’re not sure what Club Canvo is, you check out Catherine’s shop for more details HERE.

For February’s subscription as always, there is one stamp set and one stencil to be used in your Canvo.

I always make an introductory page to start off each month…

Then I make a full spread calendar for the month…

For February, I included the first of the month on my opening page…

February 9th to 15th…

And my favourite page spread this month…

Thanks for checking out my Canvo pages today!  I hope you’re having fun with your Canvo too!

~ Ally ~