Stamp of Approval - Tropically Yours!

Welcome to Day 1 of "Tropically Yours" Stamp of Approval Collection Blog Hop!

If you are new to Stamp of Approval... here's what's its all about!

Stamp of Approval is a box filled with a special collection of stamps and dies just for you!  All of the items in the box can be mixed and matched together and are designed to do so. Accompanied by your favorite ink, this box makes a great gift too!  I would suggest Catherine's own ink line, found here.

This lovely box of creative goodies comes straight to your mailbox but you have to order it quickly as it tends to sell out within the first 12 - 18 hours!  All the products are brand new and never been seen before.  The individual items wouldn’t be available in the shop until much, much later.   

To get on the Wait List to receive your "ready for purchase" email, click here!  You are not obligated to purchase; it’s just a reminder that it’s available for purchase in the store. If you are a member of StampNation, you will be able to shop the day before the public release date.  Just one of the perks of being a member! :) 
Now let's get to sharing some fun creations made using the contents of "Tropically Yours" Collection.

One of my personal favorites made entirely using this collection is a fun box type card…
Aren’t those little flamingos adorable!!?!?! It features a few of the stamps, dies and add-on dies from this collection; Stand Tall and coordinating dies, Leave Me in Paradise and their coordinating dies, Good Vibes Borders and Fearless Pursuits.

Here’s another angle to see a little bit more of the back ground of the card.

Next I created a fairly simple card with a great sentiment.
For the sentiment I did a little stamp surgery and cut the top off of the long sentiment and just used the beginning of the quote instead.  Aren't those hexagon die cuts cool.... they're known as the Cabana Tile Dies - also including in the collection!!!

Don't forget to grab the new color of CP ink too... it's gorgeous and it's called Coral Cabana!! Now... it's NOT included in the collection but will be available as an add-on product.  Don't forget to check out all the dies that coordinate with this collection too.

Now, take a gander at all the amazing things that my fellow designers have created with this collection... 
Ardyth  -- go here next!

LEAVE A COMMENT ON ALL THE BLOGS... and you could be 1 of 3 random winners chosen to receive $97 Gift Certificate to the shop.  Winners will be announced on Catherine’s blog.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be sharing lots of fun Tropically Yours inspiration over the next few days so come back tomorrow to see more!  Have a great day!

~ Ally ~

Pink Flamingo Sunset 
Stamps: Stand Tall, Fearless Pursuit, Good Vibes Borders, Leave Me in Paradise
Ink: Black Jack, Coral Cabana, Tiara, Sauna, It’s a Boy, Aquatini, Melon Ice, Grass Skirt, Spruce, Over Coffee, Icing on the Cake, R01,R20, R32 (Copic Markers), Black (Polychromos Pencil)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock, Sand Dunes Cardstock 
Accessories: Stand Tall Dies, Fearless Pursuit Dies, Leave Me in Paradise Dies
Be Fearless
Stamps: Tropically Yours, Fearless Pursuit
Ink: It’s a Boy, Tiki Torch, Tutti Frutti, Rockin’ Red, Lime Rickey 
Paper: Premium White Cardstock
Accessories: Tropically Yours Dies, Cabana Tile Dies

Happy Wishes

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!  Today I’ve always seen it as a lucky day.  My Mom was born on Friday the 13th!

Today I thought I’d play with some Copics and colour up a whole layered scene.  I chose to use the lovely “Abundant Petals” stamp set and some Copic Markers.  I used the fun “Natural Beauties” stamps for the sentiment.

I really tried my best to add lots of deep shadows.  If you haven’t checked out my Inspire Me Monday this past week, you too can play with how you add shading.  I also include 2 downloads for colouring practice.

 Now, make sure you check out what my fellow Bloomies have created to share with you…
Christine Okken – go here next!

Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you get some time to create too!

~ Ally ~

stampsPower Poppy (Abundant Petals, Natural Beauties)
cardstock:  Recollections (White 110#), MFT (Wild Wisteria, Black & White Stripes 6x6)
inks:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers

New Craft Stash Blog Hop

Howdy and welcome to my blog!  I’m Allison Cope and today we’re having a fun blog hop with all kinds of talented card makers.  Today is day one of three.  We’re also giving away a whole bunch of prizes too!

I’m going to share a quick unboxing and a card tutorial with you today.  I hope you enjoy this simple card making process.

Today I’m featuring a variety of Catherine Pooler Designs products.  Come and check out my video tutorial…

Our amazing sponsor’s for our New Craft Stash Blog Hop include…
Prizes include:

1.  Stampscapes - 2 prizes - Choice of Nature Sheet ($26.50 ea)
2.  Cas-ual Fridays - $25 GC
3.  Catherine Pooler - $25 GC
4.  Stamplorations - $20 GC
5.  Right At Home - $20 GC

Winners will be chosen at random from all three days worth of blogs and their comments.    Plus a few of our bloggers also have some personal prize packages to give away.  Winners will be chosen on Sunday July 22nd. Good luck!

Speaking of giveaways… leave a comment below for your chance to WIN a $25 gift certificate to Power Poppy from ME!
Now… check out the next designer for today…
Allison Cope 
Veronica Zalis – go HERE!

Check out Day 2 and Day 3 for more chances to win.  (Links go live on July 10th and 11th.) 

Day Two Blog Hop List:

  1. Melissa Miller
  2. Tracey McNeely
  3. Kelly Martin
  4. Amy Seigler
  5. Michelle Wallace
  6. Ilina Crouse
  7. Maureen Merritt
  8. Nance Salkeld
  9. Deepti Stephens
 Day Three Blog Hop List:

  1. Ingrid Blackburn 
  2. Ardyth Percy-Robb
  3. Josefine Fouarge 
  4. Tracie Pond 
  5. Nanette Tracy 
  6. Lisa Harrolle  
  7. Justine Hovey 
  8. Susan Powell
  9. Jennifer Cerizo

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to WIN one of our amazing prize packages!  Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

stampsCatherine Pooler Designs (Starlights)
inks: CP (Aquatini, Lime Rickey, It’s a Boy, Pixie Dust, Black Jack), Versamark, Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen)
cardstock: CP (Premium White Cardstock, Smoke & Mirrors Cardstock), Recollections (110# White)
embossing powder:  Stampendous! (White Detail)
crystals: Studio Katia (Sparkling Crystals – Mix)
stencil: CP (Twisted Sunburst Stencil)
dies: CP (Starlights Dies)

Bring On the Sun Shine!

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you’ve had a fabulous week!  Join me and a few Power Poppy Bloomies today for some fun stamping fun!

Marcella has just released a WHOLE bunch of brand new digital stamps for you!  She has a whole bunch of her star studded clear stamp images and has made them in a digi form.

Today I’m working with the new “Bring Home Some Sunflowers” originally from the “Sunny Harvest” clear stamp collection. 

I printed out 3 identical images of the wrapped sunflower bouquet and built a 3-D version of the bouquet.

Here’s the list of all the Copic Markers that I used to colour in my image…

Don't forget about our fabulous SALE going on too...

Now, take a few moments and check out what my fellow Bloomies have created to share with you today…
Christine Okken <—go here!

Don’t forget to participate in the June “Power & Spark Challenge” to WIN a $50 shopping spree in the Power Poppy Shop Good luck!

Have a great weekend everyone!

~ Ally ~

stamps:  Power Poppy (Bring Home Some Sunflowers)
cardstock:  Recollections (110# White), Bee Paper Company (Marker Paper)
inks:  Copic Markers, Catherine Pooler Designs (Limoncello, Sauna, Tutti Frutti, Party Dress), Sakura (White Gel Pen)
stencilStudio Katia (Mandala Stencil)
sequinsPretty Pink Posh (Marigold)