Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Hoppy Easter Times 4!

Happy Hump Day everyone!  I have been having LOTS of fun playing with my new MISTI tool that I pre-ordered way back in November.  It finally arrived last week and I just had to pull it out and use it right away.

Today I’m featured FOUR cards… yup FOUR!  They are identical only in the design because I’m using the latest and greatest card sketch from Splitcoaststampers today, SC530.  It’s a really simple sketch and was perfect for mass producing a set of cards.

I’m featuring the sweet little set, “Honey Bunny” stamp set from Mama Elephant today on my Easter cards.  Here’s a quick glance at all four cards…

Each card is slightly different in how I “dressed” my bunnies and what papers I used.  For the first card, I used the top hat, oracle, cane, crown and heart stamps to adorn my cutie pies.

For #2, I used the top hat, oracle, crown, heart and bow tie…

For card #3, I used the mustache this time…

And for the final card, I used the tie on my little fella…

It’s also time over at StampNation for a brand new challenge!  And ALL four of my cards tie into our challenge this week too!  Here’s a little sneak peek of what me and my fellow Dream Team members have created for this week’s challenge.  Can you guess what it is?

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my card!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Mama Elephant (Honey Bunny)
cardstock:  X-Press It White Cardstock, Recollections Black Cardstock, Stampin’ Up! (Strawberry Slush)
patterned paper:  Carta Bella (Words of Love)
die cut shapes: Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles), My Favorite Things (Stitched Circles), Avery Elle (Dotted Die), Spellbinders (Classic Scalloped Hearts, PageMaps Edge Dies)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Love Letter), Tsukineko (Radiant Neon – Electric Pink)
Copic Markers:  N0, N2, R22, R35, RV000, RV02
other:  Sakura (Glitter Pen).

Monday, March 02, 2015

Moose Be Love!

I have finally jumped ahead of all of my scheduled card making and had some time to create for fun!  Yup… I don’t often get time to create for the sake of creating.
Click image to see the challenge!
Today I decided to join the Simon Says Stamp! Flickr group challenge where they are teamed up with Lawn Fawn for a fun challenge together.

The challenge is to “Get Crafty with Kraft”, so I used kraft cardstock as my card base, some woodgrain patterned papers and some woodsy colours (browns).
As part of the challenge you were to use some Simon Says Stamp! and/or Lawn Fawn exclusive products so I used the following items from both companies on my card:
  • Lawn Fawn – “Stitched Rectangles” Dies
  • Lawn Fawn – “Critters in the Arctic” stamps
  • Simon Says Stamp! – “Celebrate” stamps & coordinating dies
  • Simon Says Stamp! – “Falling Snow” Stencil
 Here’s a little close up of the pearlescent embossing paste I used with the snow stencil to create the cold winter day effect…
Thanks for stopping by today to check out my card!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Simon Says Stamp (Celebrate!), Lawn Fawn (Critters in the Arctic)
cardstock:  X-Press It Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock
patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye  (Sleigh Bells Ring)
die cut shapes: Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles), Simon Says Stamp! (Celebrate!)

ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Stampin’ Up! (Real Red)
Copic Markers:  moose: E11, E13, E15, E17, E29  bunny: E41, E42, R01, R02  clothing: R14, R17 hearts: R01, R02

stencil:  Simon Says Stamp (Falling Snow)
embossing paste: Dreamweaver (pearlescent)
other:  Wink of Stella (clear).

Friday, February 27, 2015

Power Poppy: A Pocket Full of Posies

Happy Friday everyone!  The Bloom Brigade is here again to share some more inspiration with you today.  We’re hoping it sparks you to create this weekend and play along with us.

Today I’m highlighting a few stamp sets from our lasted clear stamp release.  These stamps come from the “Storm of Creativity Collection”, “Big Scripts” and “Potted Primroses”.  And I also threw in some sentiments from the “Dynamic Duos: Glads & Gerberas” stamp collection as well!

My card is very simple this week.  A few layers and some fussy cutting and a pocket full of thanks… card design is based on the latest sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch!, #112:

The little white closure on the right hand side contains a magnet that holds the card closed.  The front of my card reminded me of a little pocket, hence the title of my post today!

And here is the inside of the card…
Three little happy potted Primroses sitting on a wooden shelf Smile

Don’t forget to play along with our challenge this month… the new “Power & Spark” challenge.  TOMORROW is the LAST DAY to enter for this month! Our hostess, Julie, wants you take inspiration from the sky!

Now… off you go on a little adventure through all of the Bloom Brigade blogs... 

Allison Cope – you are here!
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Marcella on the Power Poppy Blog

Happy hopping everyone!

~ Ally ~

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stamps: Power Poppy (Potted Primroses, Big Scripts, Dynamic Duos: Glads & Gerberas)
cardstock:  X-Press It Cardstock

patterned paper:  Echo Park (Fine & Dandy)
die cut shapes: Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles), Simon Says Stamp! (Stitched Circles), WPlus9 (Timeless Tags 2
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)

Copic Markers:  wood; E71, E42, E44, E47, E49, E25  leaves; YG21, TG23, YG25  flowers: R29, Y17
ribbon:  Offray

punch:  Fiskars
other:  Stickles.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winner of the Dye Ink Class

Congrats to Алексровер Анна!  

She has won a seat in the Technique Toolbox: Creative Ways to Use Dye Inks class!  I'll be contacting you shortly!

~ Ally ~