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Friday, December 12, 2014

Poinsettias, Bottlebrush Trees and Presents

Power Poppy Peep of the Week?
Welcome to another edition of Power Poppy’s “Peep of the Week” Challenge!  We’re so close to Christmas and I haven’t even sent out my holiday cards yet.  It doesn’t help that I sold all of my Christmas cards at the Christmas Market last weekend either.  So I had to start again with making more cards to send all of my family and friends again.   Not too worry!!  It means I have been busy at work at my desk all week having fun with all my holiday themed stamps!

If you too would like to play along this month and possibly be featured on the Power Poppy Blog as our “Peep of the Week” then here are all the rules you need to know; click HERE.

Well… on to the show!

Today for my card, I’m featuring the stamp set, “Merry Littles”. This sweet stamp collection features a ton of cute little holiday images and some fabulous sentiments too!  For my focal image, I used the mini poinsettia, the bottlebrush tree and the festive berry decorated present:
Featuring "Merry Littles" from Power Poppy, by Allison Cope

Here’s a little close up of my masked little grouping of festive items…
Featuring "Merry Littles" from Power Poppy, by Allison Cope
I used some Glaze and Sparkling Glitter pens to add some glitz and shine!

Deconstructed Sketch #180For my card design today, I used the latest sketch from Deconstructed Sketches, DS180;

In hind sight, I might not have used such a long rectangle for my focal image but now that it’s super stuck down, I can’t fix it!  Oh well!

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Allison Cope – you are here!
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Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker
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Happy hopping everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Merry Littles)
cardstock:  X-Press It Cardstock, Recollections

patterned papers:  Lawn Fawn (Peace Joy Love)
glitter cardstock:  Worldwin

ink: Memento, Copic Markers, Sakura Glaze & Glitter Pen
dies:  Spellbinders (A2 Bracket Borders 1, Long Rectangles), Avery Elle (Dotted Die)
ribbon:  Stampin’ Up!.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

No Peeking!

Hello stamping fans!  It’s Wednesday and time for another fun challenge over at StampNation again.
This week, the Dream Team is all about using sketches!  Yup… and it’s even a sketch that I designed

Here’s a little peek at what the ladies on the Dream Team plus some of our accompanying guest designers have created this week:

We are very blessed this week to be sponsored by DeNami Design!  This company features some super cute rubber stamp and cling stamp designs for Christmas, birthdays... every occasion!  

DeNami Designs has also given us TWO $50 gift certificates to give away.  The only thing is that you must be a StampNation member to participate to be able to win.  So I guess you better check out SN right away!

I have another card I created to share with you my readers today!  I’m featuring the DeNami Design stamp sets, “No Peeking Circle Chickie”, “Holly Chickie” and “Kitty in Present” today.
For my circular tag, I masked off the little chickie in the middle and then stamped it onto white cardstock so all I got was just the ring of greeting.  I stamped, coloured and fussy cut out my kitty and added him over top of my circle with some 3-dimensional OLBA glue.

I added a bit of embossing and also some sparkle (sorry it's so hard to see!)!

Thanks for joining me today!  I sure hope you’ll check out StampNation if you aren’t already a member! We have a blast over there!  Hope to see you there for you chance to win this week.

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byDeNami Design

stamps: DeNami Design (No Peeking Circle Chickie, Holly Chickie, Kitty in Present)
cardstock:  Recollections, Bazzill, Xpress-It Cardstock
ink: Memento (Olive Grove), Copic Markers, Sakura Glaze & White Gel Pens, Wink of Stella Pen (clear)
dies:  Spellbinders (A2 Bracket Borders 1, Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles)
embossing folder:  Crafts-Too
twine:  Craft Smith
other:  Ranger (Stickles).

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Sweet Meowy Christmas!

Hello stampers!  I’m back this week with a super fun sketch over at Splitcoaststampers!  This week, Janette has designed a super simple sketch so your card  making is quick and easy.  Hooray!

Here are the two cards I created this week featuring stamps by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps. I just adore this holiday inspired set called “Candy Cane Kisses!”.

My first card is very close to sketch except I made the central panel a little longer and then attached my greeting at the bottom instead of on it’s own.  Aren’t his cute little plaid PJs super cute?

And my second card is a lot closer to the original sketch design except I matted the card with the fun candy cane pin striped paper this time.

I hope you’ll join us over at Splitcoast this week for a great sketch!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Kraftin’ Kimmie (Candy Cane Kisses)
Cardstock:  Stampin’ Up!, X-Press It Cardstock, Recollections White, Avery Elle White Woodgrain
Patterned Papers:  Echo Park (Christmas Cheer)
Inks:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Sakura White Gel Pen
Dies:  Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles), Spellbinders (Ribbon Banners, Create a Flake 5)
Gem:  Doodlebug Designs

Monday, December 08, 2014

A Winter Pick-Me-Up Project!

I’m over on the Power Poppy Blog today sharing a tutorial on how take your digital stamps from the computer and apply them to an altered project! Click here to proceed to the tutorial directly.

I hope you enjoy it!

Happy Monday everyone!

~ Ally ~