Introducing… Sassy Succulents!

I’d have to say… this is my favourite set of our June sneak peeks and it’s called “Sassy Succulents”  and it’s super cute!  Not only does it have this stunning grouping of hens & chicks but it contains 6 MORE images of succulent plants and 7 fabulous sentiments!  It will surely be a stamp set you’ll grab time and time again!

For today, it was all about experimentation for me!  Not only did I experiment once… but I experimented TWICE!  So I have 2 fun cards to share today.

For my first one, I started by stamping my hens & chicks image onto a script paper I had.  Then I took some Ranger Distress Inks and dabbed them on my craft mat and used my water brush to paint my succulent plants.

For my second creation, I started by scoring out a panel on my light kraft cardstock and then stamped those pretty little hens & chicks once again inside the panel.  Then I used my pencil crayons to add colour.  My photo really doesn’t do this card justice… it’s very soft and subtle and actually quite layered with colours!

I played around with just a simple cross hatching of the back ground using my pencils and then added some glittery dots all around…

I truly had some fun with my inks and pencils with my cards today!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber
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~ Ally ~

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So Glad We’re Friends:
stamps: Power Poppy (Sassy Succulents)
cardstock:  Bazzill
patterned paper:  My Mind’s Eye (Stella Rose)
edge punch: Fiskars

ribbon: Offray
ink: Memento, Ranger Distress Inks
tools: We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board

other: thread, Glossy Accents.

We're All in this Together:
stamps: Power Poppy (Sassy Succulents)
cardstock:  Bazzill
ink: Memento

pencil crayons: eeBoo
tools: Scor-Pal

other:  Stickles.


  1. Awesome cards Allison! Love the sneak peak of the stamp set - can't wait for release day :-) Love the brightness of your first card and and LOVE what you've done with your pencils and glittery dots on the second - so fantastic!

  2. Ally girl, your creativity knows no really have shown those hens and chicks off in the most beautiful ways! The colors, cross hatched background (got a little giggle over that..cross"hatched" with your hens and chicks), and stunning card design are truly amazing. Love what you have done with both of your little overachiever, you! ;) Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

  3. I like how you used the image on the script. Very cool, nice that you watercolored it too! Love the layout of the card with that stripe paper across the top!

  4. Would you PLEASE stop being so darn creative? You are really blowing my mind and, well, it hurts. ;-) LOVE this creation and how different it feels and how artistic it looks. You are a true artiste!

  5. Wow this set is fabulous and your card is beautiful!

  6. Ally, I have no doubt that both of these cards are even more amazing in person than they are in the photos. Isn't it always the truth? However, they look pretty darn fabulous to me as I see them on my screen. I love that you used other than Copics for coloring AND love the cross hatch background and glittered dots on the second card. Keeping that background in mind next time I watercolor. Thanks for always inspiring!

  7. Oh, Ally, these are both gorgeous and really show the versatility of this set! Gorgeous coloring and use of images! Love it!! Hugs!

  8. Allison, this is spectacular! I just love the unusual layout and beautiful colors. And, the image on text paper is pretty and interesting! I especially like your hand-drawn background on the inside. Love it!

  9. Wow Allison, your cards are amazing. I love the colouring techniques and your fantastic designs.

  10. This has a retro feel to it and the cool coloring tops it off. Pretty miss Ally.

  11. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Ally, your first card is just lovely! The design is inspiring! ♡

  12. I wanna come play with YOU! I love the way your mind works, gf! These are both outstanding and soooo very creative! That cross-hatch pattern you created is seriously DA BOMB (yes, I said that, and I'm well over 40! hah)!


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