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Friday, July 25, 2014

Come and Get Your Feet Wet at StampNation!

Hello Stamp Lovers!

The StampNation Beach Vacation has been a smashing success!  Thank you to everyone who has participated in the challenges and blog hop so far.  We have a few reminders for you as the event comes to an end, though in true StampNation style no event ever officially closes and we still have one more challenge for you!

First, have you hopped along in our blog hop yet?  If not, make sure you do that, leaving comments on each blog, by 11:59 EST on Saturday. You can start HERE on Catherine's blog. The winners will be announced on Sunday on Catherine's blog.  What's up for grabs?  Three one-month
StampNation memberships, a $25 Store credit to Ellen Hutson, a $25 Gift Certificate to Pretty Pink Posh and your choice of Lawn Fawn stamp set, plus a 6 x 6 pad of paper!!  

Next, the challenges...the Dream Team put on quite a showing this week and deserve a week off, don't you think?  That means you have another full week to make cards for the Beach Vacation challenges.  Every NEW card you enter into those challenges get you an entry into a drawing for more prizes.  That's right, Ellen Hutson, Pretty Pink Posh and Lawn Fawn are offering the same prizes to StampNation members.  So, grab your stamps and get inky this weekend so you have a chance to win.  The more cards you make, the more chances you have to win.

So come on out, sign up and play along with the fabulous StampNation members this week! 

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byStampNation

Poppies of Thanks

Howdy Power Poppy lovers!  Today the Bloom Brigade is sharing so more amazing creations using our amazingly detailed images.

I decided to stick to the theme of poppies of this week in honour of our name and share a simple card featuring the new “Countryside Bouquet” stamp set.  This digital stamp is so delicate and detailed and resizes BIG or small for you to colour.  It’s delightful!
For my sentiment, I used the “thanks” from the “Play Ball!” stamp set.  You can always mix and match our stamp sets!

I even added some fun shimmer with a few dots of Sakura glitter pen.

Why not join us and share a Power Poppy creation of your very own.  Just by sharing, you could WIN some more of these lush and glorious beauties for your collection.  Click HERE to find out how!!!

Check out what the rest of my fellow Bloom Brigaders have created to share with you today…

Allison Cope -- you are here!
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller

Thanks for stopping by!   

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Countryside Bouquet)
cardstock:  Bazzill, Flourishes Black Cardstock
patterned paper:  Bo Bunny (Serenade)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders

ribbon:  Offray
ink: Memento, Copic Markers
other:  Sakura Glitter pen.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

StampNation Blog Hop ~ Beach Style!

Today we are kicking off the StampNation Summer Beach Vacation event with a Blog Hop. Each of the StampNation Dream Team members, along with some of our crafty friends, are hopping along sharing cards inspired by our first challenge, "Beach Style", as well as a peek at our favorite projects from the event!

Here's my card for the first challenge:
Aloha everyone!  I am totally a beach bum so the first challenge up is all about your own beach style.  I was in love with this super cute little caravan from the Avery Elle stamp collection, "Surf's Up!" from Ellen Hutson and I had spied the cutest card by Heather Campbell using the same stamp set and just had to CASE it!

I first die cut the large dotted rectangle from the Avery Elle "Dotted Die" from Ellen Hutson from white cardstock.  I stamped all of the beachy keen images using Memento black ink and then masked them off and used the chevron and paint swishes stamps to paint my back ground.  Next I used Copic Markers to colour my caravan and the Copic Blender Solution to "tie die" it's paint job!  I added some sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for that touch of sparkle!

Here's a quick close up...

Now it's time to hop along now. Make sure you leave comments at each of the blogs listed below to be eligible to win...

One of THREE one month StampNation memberships.

$25 Pretty Pink Posh Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson $25 Gift Certificate

Choice of Lawn Fawn Stamp Set & Let's Polka 6 x 6 Pad 

You will have have until 11:59 pm EST on July 27th to leave a comment. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Monday, July 28th on Catherine's blog.

Not a StampNation Sistah yet? We hope you will join us. Learn more here.

This event is going to be SO MUCH FUN! Here's a peek at another project I have coming later this week...
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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all our inspiration.   

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byStampNation, Ellen Hutson, Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh

stamps:  Avery Elle (Surf's Up), Flourishes (So Distressed)

cardstock:  Recollections, Bazzill
die cut shape: Avery Elle (Dotted Die)
sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear)
ink: Copic Markers, Ranger Distress, Memento.