A Great BIG SURPRISE! And... Roses Too!

I got the surprise of a lifetime this week... I was asked to be a part of the brand new challenge team for Scrapbooker's Paradise blog, Scrapbooker's Paradise Ponderings. It's one of my favourite stores in our area and I've had the honour of shopping in 2 of their 4 locations in Alberta. They have the most AMAZING selection of scrapbooking supplies!

So I get to join the following fellow scrapbookers as part of the Challenge Team:

Julie Dinn
Carla Peicheff
Allison Fillo
Karan Gerber
Dana Nelson

Our first official challenge as a team this week was to create something with the colours of the Scrapbooker's Paradise logo... burgundy, yellow/gold and green! So this is what I came up with...

In Your Heart

supplies: patterned papers, Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye; cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; stamps, Flourishes, Hero Arts; inks, Memento, Copic, Stampin' Up!; edge punch, Martha Stewart; die cut circle, scalloped circle and long tag, Spellbinder's; ribbon, Tim Holtz; brads, My Mind's Eye; other, thread.

My patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye "Jolly Holly" collection and Crate Paper "Restoration". The beautiful heart shapes roses and the card sentiment are from the new Flourishes set "Hearts and Flowers". I matted my lovely bouquet on a scalloped die from Spellbinder's, Classic Scalloped Large Circle Nestability and then used a plain circle die on top using the Standard Circle Nestabilities. I used some delicious Tim Holtz "Lavish Trimmings" ribbon to attach my long tag. Those pretty shiny green brads are from My Mind's Eye, Market Place Lost & Found Love Brads.

I used my yummy Copic Sketch markers to colour in my stamped image using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink... my favourite ink to use with my Copics. I used a combination of R32 Peach, R35 Coral, R37 Carmine and also a little of R46 Strong Red and R59 Cardinal.

I hope you'll join Julie, Carla, Allison, Karan, Dana and I on the SBP blog and play along! You won't want to miss out on all the fun... and prizes!!! If you join us in our challenge this week you could win a package from Imaginisce's new Animal Cracker's collection.


  1. Stunning! I love that heart stamp...it makes me swoon!

  2. What a truly stunning card Ally.
    Looking forward to checking out the blog.
    Sue xx

  3. beautiful card Ally...love the details.

  4. Anonymous7:37 AM

    Gorgeous card!! Your stamping is amazing!! :) Congrat's on the team!

  5. Beautiful Ally! Love the colour and design! We're thrilled to have you with us!

  6. thia ia so pretty, welcome to the team!

  7. Just gorgeous Ally! Love all the attention to detail! I look forward to working with you!

  8. I love, love, LOVE that roses heart! So stunning! Your card is absolutely fabulous!


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