I'm Guest Designing for...

About 2 months ago I got the chance to enter a guest designer contest for one of my favorite Canadian stamp companies and I got one of four spots!!!  I was overjoyed!  So this month, I'm joining the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps girls for the month and designing with this month’s new release and playing along with all their fun challenges for May!

And good golly… this month’s new stamp release is AH-MAZING!  Sneak peeks of all the new clear stamp sets begin next Wednesday! 

Come along and join in the fun all month long beginning today.  Over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Blog a new challenge is posted every Wednesday and Saturday. Today’s challenge is ANYTHING GOES!  How easy is that?!?!

I’ll be sharing my first official card on Saturday for the first Saturday challenge this month but before then, I thought I’d share a few cards I have made lately using Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps stamps.  Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll see you again on Saturday with a brand new KKS creation!

~ Ally ~

Inspiration Nation is Here!

We are already on Day 2 of our week long Inspiration Nation event over at StampNation!  Where has the time gone lately!

Here’s a quick peek at the glorious cards made by the Dream Team and few of our guest designers for the next few months.
 Can you pick which one is mine?  Any clue??!?!

I hope you’ll come and join StampNation if you’re not a member.  Click below to find out how...

See you back on my blog tomorrow when I get to share some fun news!

~ Ally ~

Go Rock This Day!

Howdy Power Poppy peeps!  Hope your Friday is beginning off fabulously!

Today I thought I’d share the newer released “Layer Cake” digital stamp and combine it with the fun “Small But Mighty Affirmations” clear stamp set!

I’m a confessed chocoholic so I just HAD to colour my delicious birthday cake chocolate brown with a splash of fun rainbow candy dots.
 Copic Markers used: BG10, BG11, B04, E25, E27, E29, G03, R17, V06, Y02, YR04 

See those cute little tiny stars?!?!  Yup, those little stars are part of the “Small But Mighty Affirmations” clear stamp set and they are just clearly adorable!

Today I'm playing along with a few challenges...

Hope you’ll now take a few more moments and take a gander at what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has created to share with you all today…

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Layer CakeSmall But Mighty Affirmations)
cardstock:  Neenah (Solar White)
inks:  Memento (Tuxedo Black Ink) Copic Markers
patterned paper:  BasicGrey (Kneehighs)

Farm-tastic Masking 101!

Come and join me on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog today for a fun video tutorial all about using different kinds of masking products.

I’ll be showcasing some products you can find at your scrapbook store, from your hardware store and even some products from the dollar store!

Here’s a little sneak peek for you…
You can also connect directly to my video on YouTube right here.

Come and check out my tutorial!

~ Ally ~