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Friday, September 19, 2014

Cauliflower Anyone?

Yippee… it’s FRIDAY!!!  Time for another chance to play along with the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade!  Wanna be one of our Peep of the Week winners and get your Power Poppy creation showcased on the Power Poppy Blog?  Click here to find out more about how to enter.

Today I want to share a fun layered beaut with ya’ll!  I had a lot of fun fussy cutting out many, many layers of stamped pieces of this adorable little basket of cauliflower from the “Farmers Market” stamp collection.

I didn’t use a lot of Copic Markers to colour my image, just E81, E84, G24, G8 & R59.  I used a bit of the patterned papers for my basket instead of colouring it in.

If you look closely, you can see that some parts of the image are higher than others – the leaves hanging over the basket are especially noticeable… I love fussy cutting!!

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

Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller

Happy hopping everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Farmers Market)
cardstock:  Bazzill, Recollections
patterned papers:  Carta Bella (So This is Christmas)

die cuts: Spellbinders
ribbon:  Flourishes
ink: Memento, Copic Markers
other:  thread.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

StampNation House Warming Party Winner

We helped Catherine Pooler celebrate all week long last week and each one of the lovely ladies that helped her party hard gave away a 1 month subscription to StampNation!

My random winner is commenter #34:

Laura Elliot!

To claim your prize Laura, please email Catherine, using the contact page right HERE on her blog.

Thank you to all those lovely ladies who shared a little piece of your heart on my blog.  It was so wonderful to read who you all would invite to our house warming parties!


Catherine has also announced the winners over on her blog for all the amazing prizes that were given away!  You can check it out here!  Are you a winner????

~ Ally ~

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

When Life Gives You Lemons

Howdy all!   It’s been a long week already and it’s only Wednesday Smile .  Over at StampNation this week we have a super fun challenge… one of my favourite kinds of challenges in fact, a sketch challenge!  This week the Dream Team is being inspired by a sketch that was inspired by one of my cards… I’m honoured that Maureen has chosen a card to use as our challenge this week.

Here’s a quick sneak peek of what the Dream Team has in store for you over at StampNation
StampNation Sketch Challenge using Reverse Confetti's "Fresh 'n Fruity" Sets

And here’s the sneak of my lemon fresh card…
StampNation Reverse Confetti "Fresh 'n Fruity"

I worked with some super fabulous Radiant Neon inks from Tsukineko and some cute stamps and dies, "Fresh 'N Fruity" from Reverse Confetti this week!

This week’s challenge is a little extra special! 

This week the amazing stamp company Reverse Confetti is offering up a $15.00 gift certificate to their shop to one lucky winner!  Woohoo!

Hope you’ll join us over at StampNation today!  Happy stamping everyone!
~ Ally ~

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Home Sweet Home

Howdy everyone!  What an exciting week it's been over at  After months of planning and preparation, Catherine's blog redesign is finally up and running.  If you haven't checked it out, stop by to see all of the new features her site has to offer.  In celebration of the new and improved, we are throwing a housewarming party beginning at 9am EST!

The housewarming party will run like regular challenges with a link up on Catherine's blog HERE.

To join along, simply make a card based on the theme HOME and link it up.  

You get three entries for each project you link up!  Leave a comment for yet another entry to win on Catherine's blog!!

WIN?  Yes, there are prizes.  You can't have a party without prizes right?! 

How about a chance to win a free ONE-YEAR subscription to StampNation? Plus prizes from...  
Some Odd Girl:  $20 gift card
Ellen Hutson:  $50  gift card
CAS-ual Fridays:  $25 gift card
Winnie & Walter:  home themed stamp set
Penny Black: Shades Creative Die
Pretty Pink Posh:  $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted: £30 gift card    
Hero Arts: $30 gift card

How's that for a party?  Over $300 in prizes!!!  Each Dream Team member along with our company sponsors are also giving away one-month memberships to StampNation on their blogs, so make sure you visit them and leave comments so you are entered to win.  If you don't have a blog you can still link up using the StampNation Gallery.

The challenge will be open through September 17th at 11:55 EST.  Winners will be announced on September 18th.

I hope you all get a chance to play along!

So I thought I'd share with you my HOME themed card creation.  When I think of home, I think warmth and coziness!  (And with our first SN*W fall... yes... SN*W in September!!!... we needed to cozy up this week!)

 And I love the thought of a beautiful holiday wreath hanging on my front door...
House Warming Party for - $300 worth of prizes to win!

Here's a little close up of my wreath!  I used a Copic Spica pen to add some red glitter to my wreath's berries...

Hey and for immediate gratification.... why not check out StampNation for $1.00!!!!!  Click the image below and it will take you to the SN store for purchase...  HOORAY!!!

NOW... I'm giving away a ONE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION to StampNation right here on my blog.  All you have to do to enter is to answer the question below in a comment (please leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win!):

If YOU were having your own personal house 
warming party next week, who would be that one 
special person you would invite (dead or alive
to attend and why?

Good luck!!!

~ Ally ~

stamps:  WPlus9 (Merry & Bright), Flourishes (Christmas Music, Home for the Holidays)
inks:   Memento (Pistachio), Stampin' Up! (Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar, Always Artichoke, Really Rust)
cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream)
tools:  Scor-Pal Tool
other:  Copic Spica Pen (Red).