Holiday Inspired!

Hello and welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps
Our host with the most for this week is Krafty Guy, Stephen and his theme for you is…

Today I chose to use the super fun and adorable “Shake It Up!” and the “Shake It Up – Polar Bears” stamp sets.  I love to create inactive cards as well so I decided to pull my Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel die out and have a go at it for today’s card.

For the sentiments, you can check out this MINI video showing each one.

The sentiments come from the following stamp sets:  “Polar Pals”, “Perky Penguins”, “Santa Paws” and “Eskimo Pals”. Yup... I used a lot of different stamp sets for this card!

Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like! These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however using a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp will earn you double entries! Each submission will enter you into the monthly draw of a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

There are two ways to enter our challenges! 1) you can link up your entries at the bottom of this post and 2) share your KKS creations in our Krafty Friends Facebook group! We can't wait to see what you create!

Also don't miss this weekend's FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS!  We've got a selection of stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF this weekend only and while supplies last!

Happy kraftin' and shopping!

~ Ally ~

stamps: KKS (Shake It Up, Shake It Up – Polar Bears, Polar Pals, Perky Penguins, Santa PawsEskimo Pals)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black), CPD (Juniper Mist, Rockin’ Red), Sakura (White Gel Pen), Versamark, Copic Markers
cardstock:  Recollections (White 110#), Tim Holtz (Metallic Cardstock), Avery Elle (Kraft Woodgrain)
patterned paper: Recollections (Northern Lights 6x6
dies: Lawn Fawn (Reveal Wheel Die), MFT (Stitched Arch Stax),  Spellbinders (Scalloped Circles), Pretty Pink Posh (Tag Dies)
embossing powder: Ink on 3 (Arctic White)
ribbon: Misc.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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Seaside Wishes

Happy Friday all!  I hope you have lots of crafty endeavors panned for the weekend.  Here in Canada it is the May 2-4 weekend so my son actually has today and Monday off of school.

Over at StampNation, I frequently participate in the PenPal card swap. You sign up and send a monthly-themed card to the address you are assigned.  This month we have 4 themes to choose from; one being a beach theme.  So I chose the seaside themed stamp from the “Under Glass” stamp set by Power Poppy.  I also so stamped out some smaller tropical leaves from the “Big Sexy Leaves” stamp set to add to the back ground.

This weekend, Marcella has another amazing Stamp Steal going on!  This weekend you can purchase the “Orchids Rock” and their digital counterparts, “Lady Slipper Orchid” and “Orchid Cascade”.  Happy shopping!

Now, join some of the Bloomies with some fun card creations…

Don’t forget to participate in this week’s Creative Confetti Challenge by Julie.  It’s an awesome one this week!

Thanks for joining me!  I hope you have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Under Glass, Big Sexy Leaves)
cardstock: Recollections (White 110#)
inks: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Wicked Black), CPD (Juniper Mist, Sand Castle), Crayola (Gold Glitter Pen), Copic Markers
stencils: Honey Bee Stamps (Plaid Background Builder)
dies: Cherry Lynn Designs (Polynesian Sails Mini)
enamel dots: KKS (Krafty Basics Dots)
washi tape: Misc.

Pretty Purple Posies

Happy Thursday everyone!  If you don’t already know, purple is my very favourite color! I use purple whenever possible!

Today I’m sharing a card that totally captures my purple-lovin’ heart!

I used the new “Poignant Poppies” stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs.  This is part of the “A Page in the Book” collection. This stamp set is a multi layering stamp set and creates the most amazing poppy flowers.  I chose to use Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust and Flirty Fuchsia CPD inks for this card.

For the back ground, I stamped the “Words from the Wizard” back ground stamp and then splattered on some diluted Pixie Dust ink.

I hope you’re having a great week!  I hope you have something crafty planned for this coming weekend… I know I do!  Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

Purple Poppies
Stamps: Poignant Poppies, Words from the Wizard
Cardstock: Premium White
Inks: Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, Flirty Fuchsia, Green Tea, Eucalyptus
Accessories: Poignant Poppies Dies

Rainbow Missing You

Nothing is better than rainbow color!  So today’s card features the new Catherine Pooler Designs “Forest Foliage” stamp set and lots of color!

For my card, I used Tiara, Orange Twist, Rockin’ Red, Flirty Fuchsia, Fiesta Blue and Grass Skirt CPD inks on all the fun leaves from this stamp set.  Then I cut them out using their coordinating “Fluttering Friends Dies”.  That beautiful scripty sentiment is part of that very same stamp set.
For the newsprint type strip on the right, I used the “Black Jack” ink and the fun “F as in Back ground stamp.

TIP:  To create the leaves with a hint of scripty print on them, in my MISTI tool after stamping my images using colored inks, I then "kissed" a part of the "F as in..." stamp set to the leaf stamp before removing it from the MISTI lid and then pressing it down over the colored leaf. This technique is called "KISSING" for obvious reasons.... lol!

Hoping you continue to have a crafty week!

~ Ally ~

Missing You Rainbow
Stamps: Forest Foliage, F as in
Cardstock: Premium White 
Inks: Black Jack, Tiara, Orange Twist, Rockin’ Red, Flirty Fuchsia, Fiesta Blue, Grass Skirt
Accessories: Forest Foliage Dies