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Friday, August 29, 2014

Glitter, Kraft and Blue

Howdy fellow Power Poppy lovers!  TGIF!  Welcome to another Peep of the Week special!

I kind of slacked off this week and left my creating until the very last possible minute.  You know when you have a vision in your head of what you wish your card to look like…. well, needless to say, this wasn’t quite what I had envisioned in my head!  LOL!

I started off by spritzing my light kraft cardstock with some cool “Cornflower” Walnut Ink antiquing Solution and “Sparkle” Sheer Shimmer Spritz by Imagine Crafts.  Then I began to stamp my individual flower stems from “Countryside Bouquet Deluxe” using Memento “Nautical Blue” ink.  Then I masked off the stems and stamped off using the same colour of ink the large feather from the “Marcella’s Mixtape” stamp set.

The beautiful round greeting is from the “Azalea” stamp set and the “For You” & ‘Dear Friend” sentiments are from the “Geraniums Take Two” stamp set.  I added some Kaleidoscope embossing powder on these to add some more shimmer and shine!

I kinda took inspiration this week from the latest and greatest sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch! blog, CTS #90.

Now take a stroll and visit my fellow Bloom Brigaders with me and see what these amazingly talented ladies have come up with this week for you to check out!

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Happy hopping everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Countryside Bouquet Deluxe, Geraniums Take Two, Marcella’s Mixtape, Azalea)
embossing powder:  Stampendous!

cardstock:  Bazzill, Flourishes
mists: Imagine Crafts
ribbon:  Offray

pens:  Sakura (White, Glitter)
ink: Memento, Versamark, Colorbox
sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sunshine and Sun Flowers!


Howdy all!  It’s Wednesday and time for another fabulous challenge over at StampNation with the Dream Team!

This week it all about the sunshine and sunflowers…


Here’s a little sneak peek of my creation for this week’s challenge featuring stamps from Power Poppy (Sunny Harvest & Marcella's Mixtape Vol.1) and Mama Elephant (Simon Says Stamp!)…

Don’t forget too, my Let’s Talk Sketches month long class has been fully posted for you all to see and take part in at StampNation!  Here’s a little peek at all 8 card examples I posted for the class…


I’m giving away some stamp sets to 2 lucky random winners who play along with the sketches by Sunday, August 31st at 8pm EST.

Good luck and if you’re not familiar with StampNation, I think you should be!

~ Ally ~

Friday, August 22, 2014

Win With SCT & Power Poppy!


TGIF everyone!  I don’t know about you but I’ve had a tough week this week.  Just haven’t been feeling tip-top.  The weather has been cool and rainy here in Southern Alberta and my head has been pounding most of this week – it doesn’t exactly promote a lot of creative time.  It doesn’t help that I’m sleeping well or at all at night!

I did get a chance to dabble in some water colour though on the weekend and I created this fun card for you today!

I began with some Tim Holtz Distress Water Color Paper and some Letraset Aquamarkers for my card creation.  I stamped the lovely bouquet from the “Countryside Bouquet Deluxe” using some Ranger “Wild Honey” Distress Ink.  Then I used an acrylic block and scribbled my Aquamarkers on to it and used it as a palette to watercolor my stamped image.


I took a lot of time and painted each petal individually using the inks from the markers and my water brush.  I just adore the end result.

Just in case you missed it, Power Poppy took center stage over at the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog with their Card Cafe Thursday here! And today, there's another surprise! Head on over to their blog HERE to see how YOU could win a $25 gift certificate to the Power Poppy Shop!

Now join the remainder of the Bloom Brigade with me and take a stroll on over to all of their blogs.  You’ll surely be inspired!

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Happy blog hopping everyone!

~ Ally ~


Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Countryside Bouquet Deluxe, Geraniums)
cardstock:  Recollections, Flourishes, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
patterned papers:  Simple Stories (Sn@p!)
die cut shapes: AveryElle
ribbon:  Offray
ink: Memento, Ranger Distress, Letraset Aquamarkers
butterfly:  Maya Road
pearls:  Recollections.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When it Rains… it Pours!

Life is slowly catching up with me this week.  With the countdown to the beginning of the school year in only a week and a half, we are starting to get back into our normal daily routines and that counts for me too!

In the last year, I became a Cub Scout Leader to our local Cub Pack here in Alberta.  I have really learned to love it and even went to a week long Scout Training camp this summer!  Tonight is our first official committee meeting and so I’m looking forward to teaching all kinds of fun skills but especially some fun crafts this year.

The StampNation Dream Team is at it again!  We have all created some wonderful photo inspired cards this week.  I see a little rain in your future…

Come and check us out.  You’ll love all the amazing sharing going on at StampNation today!  Hope to see you there!

I am also still needing my winner from last week to contact me.  I cannot seem to get a hold of you since I don't have a blog or an email to get a hold of you with:

Commenter #22, Kathy Krug says...

Kathy is the winner of the Power Poppy "Lavender" stamp set.

If you are KATHY KRUG, please contact me with the email listed in the tabs above!

~ Ally ~