Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Got that Beachy Feeling?

Howdy all!  Happy Wednesday! It’s time for a fun and fabulous new challenge over at StampNation.  This week the entire Dream Team has gathered to showcase some amazing creations featuring our sponsor this week, SugarPea Designs! And WOWSERS… these ladies have rocked it this week.  We have a gorgeous summer inspired photo for our inspiration this week.  Here’s a little sneak peek into some of the team’s creations…
Wow… cool right?!?!

Here’s a little peek at my specific card…

I had the pleasure of working with two of their fabulous stamp sets, Seaside Wishes, Build a Background – Basics on my card today.  And I have to say, SugarPea Designs is one of my favourite stamp companies.  Not only are their images amazing and super fun to colour but the quality of their stamps and dies are top of the line!

Here’s another fun card featuring both inspiration from our summery photo inspiration and the Seaside Wishes stamp set from SugarPea Designs again.  This time I took a nautical turn!
Thanks for stopping in today!  I hope you enjoyed my card!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by: SugarPea Designs

Sneak Peek Card:
stamps: Seaside Wishes, Build a Background - Basics (SugarPea Designs)
ink: Tuxedo Black, Tangelo (Memento), Regal Rose (Stampin' Up!), Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella
paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Nautical Card:
stamps: Seaside Wishes (SugarPea Designs)
ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Copic Markers, Tea Dye (Ranger Distress), Gellyroll White Pen

paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Rustic Cream Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), "Anchored" (Authenique)
accessories: Stitched Duo 1 Die (Pretty Pink Posh), Twine (Darice), thread.

Friday, June 19, 2015

You’re Flipping Fantastic!

Howdy all!  Happy Friday everyone!  I’m here today with the Bloom Brigade showcasing some fun and fabulous Power Poppy creations!  Come and check out my card today.

Most the Bloom Brigade are sharing our fabulous new digital stamp set, Garden Fireworks, today.  I had a last minute malfunction of not one but BOTH my printers so I'm sharing a non-digital creation with you today. 

I wanted a fun and fast card so I came up with a flirty design with some colourful summery papers.  Today I’m focusing on one of our newest clear stamp sets, “Best Day Ever”.  Both my sentiment and cute sandals are from this stamp set.

I even added a little bit of shimmer with a clear Wink of Stella brush ~ it’s kinda hard to see though!

Don’t forget to play along with our fun monthly challenge over on the Power Poppy Blog.

This month’s challenge is all about using your pencils!

For challenge details, click HERE.

Now, hurry on over to check out all the rest of my fellow Bloomies and their creations this week…

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Power Poppy Blog

 Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all these new inky creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy
stamps: Power Poppy (Best Day Ever)
cardstock:  X-Press-It White Cardstock, Recollections Black Cardstock

patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye (My Girl)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella
die:  My Favorite Things (Stitched Circles

other:  thread.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

“In The Mood” Blog Hop

 We are so excited to announce the release of our newest online card class, In the Mood! Through mood board inspiration, our designers teach class participants many different ways that you can draw inspiration from the world around you. To celebrate the release of In the Mood class we have created a special In the Mood blog hop. Each of our designers, and some of our friends, have created a card based on this mood board.

There are 10 FREE class registrations hidden along the hop, so make sure you leave comments along the way.
The more comments you make, the greater your chances are of winning!

You have until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, June 21st to leave a comment to be entered to win! Winners will be announced at on Monday on Catherine's Blog.

Sign up by June 24th to get access to a BONUS mood board and two extra video tutorials.

Here is the mood board that we are being inspired by today!  Isn't it stunning!  It has all kinds of cool aspects to it; butterflies, delicate flowers, cute little tea cups, beautiful glassware, stunning sunsets and even cool jewelry!  

I was inspired by not only the color scheme of the mood board but also by the gorgeous flowers and the China tea cups.  I took the colors and colored my poppies with the fun hues of blues, purples and pinks.  My simple image includes some pottery just like the tea cups and it of course showcases those happy poppies inside!

Here's a little close up of my blooms...

It’s time to hop along now. Click on each of the designers below…

Catherine Pooler
Maureen Merritt
Kristie Goulet
Heather North
Stephanie Klauck
Isha Gupta
Laurel Beard
Allison Cope – you are here!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed hopping along with the entire team and I hope that you'll come and check out this class... it's amazing!

Make sure you head on back to  
Catherine's blog for further information!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Poppies (Power Poppy), Twinkle, Twinkle (SugarPea Designs), Background Basics: Gingham (Papertrey Ink)
paper: Recollections White Cardstock
ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Dusty Concord (Ranger Distress), Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella
accessories: Stitched Circles die (My Favorite Things), Stitched Borders 2 (Pretty Pink Posh), Michael's Trims.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Cultivate Love Collection by Power Poppy

It’s been a fabulous five days of sneak peeks and today’s the day all of the amazing clear stamp sets get a fantastic reveal for the amazing Cultivate Love Collection from Power Poppy.

I chose to highlight the Sage Life collection on my card share today.  I used the arched herbs, the “seasoned with Love” sentiment and that adorable little colander of herbs!  So stinkin’ cute!

And a little close up…

Now… check out what the rest of the extremely talented Bloom Brigade designer blogs have in store for you...

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all these new inky creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Sage Advice)
cardstock:  X-Press-It White Cardstock, Avery Elle (White Woodgrain), Flourishes
patterned paper: Echo Park (Fine and Dandy)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers
die:  My Favorite Things (Stitched Ovals), Spellbinders (hearts & scalloped hearts)

enamel dots:  Doodlebug Designs
other:  thread.