Summer Buds & Blooms

Howdy all! I hope all of my American friends are having a wonderful long weekend.  We had our holiday weekend last weekend! 

Today I’m sharing my final challenge card as a Guest Designer with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! I’m so happy I got the chance to work with all these lovely ladies all month long!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps’ always enjoys your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!!

Have you ever wanted to be a Krafty Guest? Well now's your chance!!! Click on over to the Krafty Friends Group and read up on the details on how YOU can be a Karfty Guest!!!  All entries due June 5th.

Frugal Friday specials are UP! Happy Shopping! Remember these specials end on Sunday evening, so get shopping!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it! Here is May's sketch...

Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our theme, “SUMMER”, as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until June 3rd at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!

Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!

For my final challenge card today, I used the “Buds & Blooms” stamp set.  And by gosh… it’s on SALE right now! 25% off all weekend long!  Make sure you check out the Frugal Friday event this weekend!

One of my favourite parts of summer is all the wonderful blooms we get to see around our neighbourhood.  My next door neighbour has an amazing garden.  I, on the other hand, I don’t have a green bone in my body let alone a green thumb!  So I enjoy their gardens all season long instead.

Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you get a chance to check out what the rest of the Krafty Girls have created to show “SUMMER”!  Find more inspiration HERE.  A big thank you to Kim Reid and all of her Design Team for having me all month long.   Thanks ladies!  I had a blast creating with all of you!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Buds & Blooms)
cardstock: Strathmore Watercolour Paper, MFT (Limeade)
ink:  Ranger Distress (Carved pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves), Simon Says Stamp! (Hot Mama), Versamark
sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear 4mm, 6mm)
dies:  MFT (Stitched Squares, Stitched Circles)
patterned paper: MFT (Plaid Patterns 6x6)
embossing powder:  Stampendous! (clear)
twine:  Bead Landing.

Be Strong, Be You!

Happy Friday everyone!  TGIF… I need a rest but for the next week and a half, NO rest for me!  I’m getting ready to take my Cubs to camp the first weekend in June so we’re in “prep mode”!  Now let's get on to the card making…

This month for Power Poppy, our Power & Spark Challenge is all about…

For all the challenge details, click here!  Come and play along!

So I strolled through all my amazing bloom images for Power Poppy and final decided to pull out my “Orchids Rock” clear stamp set to play with this week.  I even drew inspiration from our lovely challenge hostess this month, Katie Sims, and pulled out my gold pen and some vintage papers to play with…
Copics Used: R05, Y23, Y26, Y28, YR0000,BG90, BG93, YG93, YG95, YG97, W00, W0, W1

And here’s a close up of the luscious blooms, which I gave them a little bit of sparkle…

Now, come along and visit each of my fellow Bloom Brigade members to check out what they’re sharing this week…

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!  I hope you enjoy the creative journey today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Orchids Rock)
cardstock:  Recollections #110 White Cardstock
patterned paper: Carta Bella (Yesterday 6x6)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Wink of Stella (clear), Pen-Touch Calligraphy (Gold)
die: My Favorite Things (Cross-Stitched Squares, Cross-Stitched Rectangles)

thread:  Sulky (Metallic Gold), white
gold pearls: Micheal’s.

Let's Go Round & Round!

Join me on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog today for a fun Card Cafe Thursday video tutorial on creating a interactive spinner card.  I’m featuring the lovely and adorable stamp sets by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

Here’s a little sneak peek…
All supplies are listed on the blog.

Don't forget to check out the latest issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine!

Celebrate 10 years of this wonderful Canadian publication and get it FOR FREE!  You can download it HERE or have it mailed directly to your doorstep at only the small cost of shipping!

Come and join me a short and easy tutorial on how to make this card over on the SCT Blog, right HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

I Treasure You!

It’s Saturday and time for a new challenge over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Blog today!

This Saturday’s challenge is all about ANIMALS so I thought I would use one of my older Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps sets called “Under the Sea 2”. Isn't that cute little octopus darling?!?!  This stamp set happens to be on sale this weekend (50% off!!) so grab it if you can!  It’s a darling little stamp set!

Copics: E51, E53, E55, E11, E13, E15, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR07, YR12, Y26, Y28, BG10, B32, B34, B37

Here’s a quick close up of all the sparkle on the main coloured images…

Now, come and check out what the other Krafty gals have created today for this fun challenge… click here!

Don't forget you can use the May sketch on any of your challenge cards during the month too!  Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

stamps:  Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Under the Sea 2)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White), SU! (Pool Party)
patterned papers: Lawn Fawn (Beachside 6x6), My Favorite Things (Farm Fresh Gingham 6x6)
dies:  Pretty Pink Posh (Stitched Duo 1), MFT (Stitched Circles), Cheery Lynn Designs (Expandable Tiny Borders)
ink:  Memento (Black Tuxedo), Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella
sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Tangerine 6mm, Sparkling Clear 4mm)
twine: Bead Landing.