Stocked with Love

Hey fellow Power Poppy lovers!  It’s Friday and time to share in another fun stamped creation.

If you are unfamiliar with our monthly challenges over on the Power Poppy Blog, why not come and check it out this month – it’s called the Power & Spark Challenge!  This month’s challenge is all about using the no-line colouring technique.  It’s actually pretty easy!  For challenge details and to also learn how you can WIN a Power Poppy stamp set of your own, click here!

Today I was inspired to create for a few other fun card challenges to I incorporated them into my card today.  Today’s card features the Happiest Holiday collection stamp set, “Fully Stocked” and of course, I used that fabulous and fun, no-line colouring technique. 

 Primsacolor Pencils: White, Cream, Light Peach, Goldenrod, Canary Yellow, Apple Green, Olive Green, Crimson Red, Sienna Brown, Tucson Red, Indigo Blue

(I know you're all thinkin' it... a Christmas card in February?!?  Are you crazy girl?!?!  YUP... I am!! )

Check out the colouring process on my quick, sped-up video…

COMING SOON... Now, to let you know, Power Poppy has a birthday coming up in a little over a month’s time, so to celebrate I’m going to be having a few Power Poppy stamp GIVEAWAYS on my blog over the next couple of weeks.  Stay tuned to my blog for details!!!

Plus, I have a new Facebook page now dedicated specifically to all of my card making and stamping called Your Memories with Ally.  If you’re interested in joining, click here.  I have a fun giveaway available there right now too featuring products from a brand new Canadian company called Wild Whisper Designs!

For today's card, I've used the following challenges as inspiration today...

This week's sketch from Mojo Monday, #485:

And the Merry Monday Challenge, #236: use stockings on your card...

Now, come along and check out what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has in store for you today…

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have an amazing weekend!!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Fully Stocked)
inks: Memento (Desert Sand), Prismacolor Pencils
cardstock: Bazzill (Sawdust)
diesMy Favorite Things  (Stitched Circles), SugarPea Designs (Stitched Flags)

patterned papersEcho Park (Warm & Cozy)
charm: Emerald Creek (pinecone charm)
twine: Darice
other: thread.

For the Love of Diamonds and Blooms!

Hey there everyone!  It’s Monday and I have a few more cards to share with you featuring the “The Perfect ReasonStamp of Approval Collection!

This seasonally released box of specially curated stamping goodies contains 4 stamp sets, 3 dies and a gorgeous stencil!  And we still have a few boxes left for purchase!

Today I’m going to share some fun cards using the Catherine Pooler Designs inks.  These inks are to “dye for”… lol!  They are vivid, extremely saturated beauties!

In one of stamp sets, we have this cool strip of diamonds and then a few separate single diamonds and so I thought I would play with a fun rainbow effect with them.

Next I pulled out the cool bowl-shaped blooms and had some fun using some Midnight, Tiki Torch and Tutti Frutti inks…

And finally, Catherine had an on-line chat with the members of StampNation a few days ago where she invited members of the Dream Team to come and CASE one of our fellow designer’s SOA cards. I chose a fun card by Catherine herself and CASEd it using the diamond stamps plus some of the fun “Paisley Peacock” paisleys too!

If you are new to stamping or have a friend that loves to stamp & create, then this box is for you! 

For more information or purchase this collection of creative goodies, please visit

Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy: One Panel, Six Cards!

Hey everyone!  I’m over on the Power Poppy Blog today sharing a fun and easy tutorial on how I created one panel and then made 6, yes SIX, cards from pieces of that panel.

Here’s a little sneaky peek for ya…

Come check it out here today!!!  CLICK HERE!

~ Ally ~

"The Perfect Reason" Stamp of Approval - It's Release Day!

"The Perfect Reason" Stamp of Approval Collection is HERE!

So I'm sharing two fun cards today showcasing a variety of stamps and dies from the collection.  I have to say, this box is filled with some pretty AWESOME stuff.

On the card below I'm featuring the Catherine Pooler Inks in Tiara, Orange Twist, Rockin’ Red, Flirty Fuchsia, Fiesta Blue and Midnight.

And here's how I created this card...

And last of all, I think this is one of my favourite Stamp of Approval creations using this collection.  It features the multiple diamond stamps that are found in the "Everyday Mod" stamp set.

I hope you've enjoyed all the Stamp of Approval creations over the past few days.  I know the Design Team and our Guest Designers have loved creating and sharing them too!   Be sure to check out the "Perfect Reason" Collection creations over on our Pinterest board, here.

To purchase your collection, CLICK HERE.

Thanks for dropping by!  Happy shopping today!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Perfect Reason (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Tiara, Orange Twist, Rockin’ Red, Flirty Fuchsia, Fiesta Blue, Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Premium 100lb White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs), Black Cardstock (Recollections)
Accessories: Mod Squared Stencil (Catherine Pooler Designs), White Embossing Powder (Stampendous!)

Stamps: Perfect Peacock, Everyday Mod (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Party Dress, Aquatini, Lime Rickey (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Premium 100lb White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs) 
Accessories: Perfect Reason Dies, Perfect Vine Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)