Introducing… Heaven & Nature Sing!

It’s the final day of sneak peeks for the newest Power Poppy stamp release!  Yup… tomorrow you will be able to purchase all four new stamp sets… but first, I want to introduce you to our final and most beautiful stamp set of our release... “Heaven & Nature Sing”!


If you joined me yesterday, on my blog post here, I was talking a little bit about making a card that wasn’t quite what you pictured in your head… Well… let me tell you!  TODAY is a new day and this card was EXACTLY how I had pictured it in my head!  I spent probably 2 and half hours just colouring up this baby…

Can you say “Copic Obsessed”? LOL!  Just a lil’ bit!

My favourite colour is purple so I had to try and use purple on a holiday card. Sometimes purple is quite hard to use but I knew somehow I could pull it off!   Just have to say… this is my favourite card of all my release creations so far! Awwww... aren't those little birdies the sweetest thing you've ever seen?

Now that you’ve checked out my purple-ious holiday card, you need to check out what my fellow Bloom Brigaders have created using the “Heaven & Nature Sing” stamp set too…

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Dina Kowal
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Marcy on the Power Poppy Blog

Happy Halloween everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Heaven & Nature Sing)
cardstock:  Bazzill, X-Press It Cardstock
tools: We R Memory Keepers (Envelope Punch Board)
ink: Memento, Copic Markers.

A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 Card Class!

A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 Card Class Examples by Allison Cope
Don’t forget to sign up for the fabulous “A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0” Card Class by tomorrow night!

The BONUS download is still up for grabs!  A little something to add to your creative stash…
Smile
If you are a StampNation member… don’t forget to grab your $10 off coupon code too!  It only last ‘til tomorrow night at midnight EST!

Catherine Pooler and the Dream Team from StampNation, as well as a few creative guests have a wide array of fabulous card examples and VIDEOS of their amazing projects!

http://www.cartville.com/app/?af=1586497
If you aren’t a StampNation member, well then you should be!

~ Ally ~

Introducing… Merry Littles!

We are continuing today with Day 3 of our Happiest Holiday Collection!  This will be our third new holiday inspired stamp set and it’s called… “Merry Littles”.  A fitting title because this collection of stamps is packed with 18… yes, 18 wonderful little holiday images and sentiments!

For my card today, I was kinda going for a vintage look but don’t think I achieved it all that well.  I played around with these papers for hours and couldn’t quite find the feel and look I wanted.

Do you ever have one of those kind of cards?  One where you can find that last little item to make it complete?  Yup… I just couldn’t decide so I left it.  Oh well… c’est le vie!

Now, come along and check out what the gals have created for you to peek at today…
Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Marcella on the Power Poppy Blog

Happy blog hopping everyone!


~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy


Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Merry Littles)
cardstock:  Bazzill
patterned papers:  My Mind’s Eye (Joyous)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic Markers, Sakura White Pen

other: thread.

Introducing… O Holy Night!

Silent night… Holy Night!  All is calm!  All is bright!

The newest stamp set from Power Poppy, “O Holy Night” is sure to be a must-have stamp on your shopping list this month!

Marcella has drawn the most serene wintry night scene with this sweet little church and I don’t know about you, but I can almost hear the beautiful sound of a Christmas choir when I peer at this stamp…



Today I chose to work with some water colour paints.  I’m really new to working with this medium (maybe 5 times!) but I think it came out a lot better than I expected!
I added some soft snowflakes to only the outer parts of the sky.  I really like the effect of the circular cut out of the church and moon.  It really brings it all into focus quickly.

Why not check out what my fellow Bloom Brigaders have created with this beautiful snowy scene…

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Marcella on the Power Poppy Blog

Happy blog hopping everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy


Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (O Holy Night)
cardstock:  X-Press It, Flourishes
patterned papers:  Bo Bunny (Snow Day)
die cut shapes:  Spellbinders
ink: Stampin’ Up! (Not Quite Navy), Sakura White Pen
water colour paints:  Yarka
other:  seam binding ribbon, thread.

Introducing… Bough Wow Wow!


Well hello fellow stampers!  It’s that time again!   Time to start sneaking a peek at the latest and greatest stamp sets from Power Poppy

The next 4 days are going to PACKED full of amazing cards and creations!  Marcy and the Bloom Brigade has out done themselves AGAIN this month.  We have four new stamp sets to share and you WON’T be be disappointed!!!  We have a little of something for every kind of stamper.

Let’s begin our journey with this first holiday beauty… it’s called “Bough Wow Wow”!  Marcella certainly got the name for this new stamp set right!  It’s WOW-tastic!  This little holly-iday honey has 2 large beautiful holiday themed boughs, 4 mini seasonal elements and two darling sentiments for you to create with.


I couldn’t resist using the sweet little bough with the mittens, hearts and the pom-poms!  Yup… I said pom-poms!  Isn’t that the cutest little holiday decoration you ever did see?

I coloured up my bough wow-wow image using some traditional holiday coloured Copics: E30, E31, R05, R14, E07, YG0000, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17.

And I couldn’t resist putting a little pizzazz on my pom-poms… Smile

Now… off you go on a little holiday hop through all of the Bloom Brigade blogs...

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Marcella on the Power Poppy Blog

Happy holiday blog hopping everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy


Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Bough Wow Wow)
cardstock:  X-Press It
patterned papers, washi tape:  My Mind’s Eye (Sleigh Bells Ring)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders 
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Memento Luxe (Toffee Crunch), Copic Markers

glitter:  Martha Stewart
other:  Glossy Accents by Ranger.

A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 Card Class Winner!


Congrats to random commenter #2…

KimCreate!!!!

Kim you are the winner of my FREE card class giveaway! I will be sending you an email!  Congrats!

~ Ally ~

Believe in the Spirit of Christmas

Welcome to another edition of Peep of the Week at Power Poppy!  If you are new to my blog or to our Friday challenges, click here for further details as to how you can play along with us.

This week I chose to work with the darling greeting stamp set of “Joyful Arrangements”.  I just love all the whimsical fonts that Marcella has used to create all four holiday card sentiments.
Power Poppy Allison Cope "Joyful Arrangements"

I wanted to ensure that the stars in my greeting were yellow so I added some yellow to my patterned paper!  I also added some bright teal too!  Who says you can add more colour to your patterns so they match your greeting? LOL!

It's a simple but fun holiday card this week everyone!  I hope it inspires you!

Now, off you go on a  hop through some of my fellow Bloom Brigader blogs…

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Tosha Leyendekker

Happy blog hopping everyone!
 
~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Joyful Arrangements)
cardstock:  Bazzill, Recollections
patterned papers:  Lawn Fawn (Fa la la la)
die cut shapes:  My Favorite Things (Stitched Circles)
gem:  Queen & Co.

ribbon:  Flourishes
ink: Memento, Copic Markers.

Lots & Lots of Leaves

It’s Wednesday and the Dream Team from StampNation is ready with another fun and fabulous challenge for you this week!

Come and check it out!  It’s a fun autumn inspired challenge!


Don’t forget that the “A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0” Card  Class opens for StampNation members TODAY!  They get an early sneak peek into the class and for everyone else, the class opens tomorrow.

Catherine has posted a $10 DISCOUNT CODE for StampNation members purchasing the class on the website!  Well worth a membership to SN!

I’ve also got a CLASS REGISTRATION GIVEAWAY posted HERE.  Comment to WIN a spot in the class by Saturday!  Good luck!

~ Ally ~

StampNation Members Get a Discount & a GIVEAWAY!

A Very Trendy Holiday Card Class at StampNation

It’s getting closer and closer… that time to begin making all of your holiday cards to send to all those special people on your holiday mailing list!

Join the StampNation Dream Team and a number of super talented cardmakers in the industry to explore all the fun trends in Christmas cards!

Join StampNation today and receive a discount code for $10 off your “A Very Trendy Holiday Card Class 2.0” class!

Registration begins TOMORROW for StampNation members!!!!!  The class goes LIVE for everyone else on Thursday!!!!  This is a class you won’t want to miss…

Inside the classroom, the written and video tutorials will teach you:
  • Creative uses for dies
  • Faux Watercoloring with Distress Markers
  • Inlaid Die Cutting techniques
  • Simple cards that pack a huge WOW
  • Advanced stenciling techniques
  • How to make metal accent pieces
  • Simple coloring with Copics
  • Emboss Resist techniques
  • Watercoloring embossed images
  • CASEing cards, but making them your own
  • How to get perfectly aligned layers
  • Masking Techniques
  • and more!

Here’s a little sneak peek for you…
A Very Trendy Holiday Card Class 2.0 at StampNation

I'm lucky enough to have a one  
FREE CLASS REGISTRATION 
to giveaway to one lucky commenter!  

Leave a comment below and tell me what card trends 
you'll be following for making your holiday cards this year.  
Please leave your first name and email in your comment so I know 
how to get a hold of you if you win. If it's not there, I'll choose another winner.

A winner will be chosen at random and posted 
here on my blog on Saturday October 25th

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED!

Hope to see you there!

~ Ally ~

A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 Card Class at StampNation!

We are thrilled, proud and EXCITED to finally be releasing this class to you so you can get ready for your holidays this year. Here are a few details that you need to know:

We aren’t ready to tell you all about the class just yet, but here is a peek at some of what is happening in there....
With FIFTEEN video tutorials, written tutorials and more than 50 samples to inspire you, this class will have you running to grab your ink and stamps and get started right now on this year’s holiday cards.

Inside the classroom, the written and video tutorials will teach you:
  • Creative uses for dies
  • Faux Watercoloring with Distress Markers
  • Inlaid Die Cutting techniques
  • Simple cards that pack a huge WOW
  • Advanced stenciling techniques
  • How to make metal accent pieces
  • Simple coloring with Copics
  • Emboss Resist techniques
  • Watercoloring embossed images
  • CASEing cards, but making them your own
  • How to get perfectly aligned layers
  • Masking Techniques
  • and more!
This class features projects top designers in the industry: Catherine Pooler, Maureen Merritt, Kristie Goulet, Heather North, Gayatri Murali, Virginia Lu, Allison Cope, Jean Manis, Tracey McNeely and Kristy Dalman.

I hope to see you there!

~ Ally ~

Pop Up Sweets!

Howdy all!  Welcome to another Peep of the Week over on the Power Poppy Blog!

Today I’m featuring the sweetie and tasty stamp set, “Frosted Gingerbread”.  This adorable set has the cutest gingerbread house and all kinds of delicious holiday treats in it!  Today I decided to use quite a few pieces of this stamp set to create my fun and interactive card, a “surprise pop up” card.

Here’s a look at the card when it flat (and perfect for mailing!)…
"Frosted Gingerbread" by Power Poppy Allison Cope

It’s actually got a lot of sparkle on it…
"Frosted Gingerbread" by Power Poppy Allison Cope

When you pull up that little red heart ribbon at the top of the card, it reveals a message on a tag…
"Frosted Gingerbread" by Power Poppy Allison Cope

But it also reveals a hidden message below that gingerbread house too!
"Frosted Gingerbread" by Power Poppy Allison Cope

Now, why not join us.  Here’s how… click HERE to check out the Peep of the Week contest and how YOU can participate with us!

And… you won’t want to miss seeing what my fellow Bloom Brigaders have created to share with you today as well!  Happy clicking!

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Frosted Gingerbread)
cardstock:  Recollections, X-Press It Cardstock
patterned papers:  Authentique (Believe)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders (Ribbon Tags)

ink: Copic Markers
gems:  KaiserCraft
other:  Stickles, thread.

Two Great Reasons to Join StampNation!

Join us at StampNation TODAY!  We’re finishing up our World Card Making Day event this weekend! Yup... we're still going hard over there!

You still have TWO full days left to join StampNation and take part in the fun!

You might even win one of our AMAZING prize packages.  Look at all our amazing sponsors…


At StampNation, we offer all kinds of cool classes that you can sign up for at ANY time.  Catherine Pooler and the Dream Team are hard at work putting their finishing touches on another fabulous class for you.  This is a class for card makers, from beginners to the pros, no matter your skill level!  More details coming soon!
http://www.cartville.com/app/?af=1586497

Hope you’ll join us!

~ Ally ~

Swing to My Lou!

Today I’m sharing a fun and EASY card making tutorial over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog.  I’m a huge fan of interactive cards so I thought I’d share a fun tutorial on how to make a SWING CARD (or Flip card) with just some simple tools you might have in your crafty stash.  You can go directly to the tutorial HERE.

Here’s a little sneak peek of my card…
Scrapbook and Cards Today tutorial Swing Card Allison Cope
If you haven't already taken a gander at the latest issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine... well you should!
Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine
You can download the magazine for FREE or you can subscribe to it here!  This magazine is Canadian made and well loved my scrapbookers and cardmakers alike!  You'll want to check out every inch of creativity.

Join me on the magazine blog and learn just how easy it is!  See you over there!

~ Ally ~

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I’ve been super busy prepping for an up and coming new class over at StampNation for the past week and I finally got a breather and came up for air.  You guys are going to LOVE this class!  More details to come very soon!

Today is my day to share the latest card sketch over at Splitcoaststampers.  We’re already at sketch #510!  And here it is…

Since Thanksgiving was last weekend here in Canada, I decided to make a card for such occasion.  This card was actually made for my son’s teacher.  It features the digital image called “Prudence” by Mo Manning at Digital Pencil.  I just love Mo’s artwork and knew that Prudence would be perfect for a simple Thanksgiving card.

For my card, I used the “paper tole” technique.  It’s where you fussy cut layers of your image and use a 3D glue to raise all the layers that have been “sculpted” using a ball stylus.  You can see a quick video tutorial on this technique here at Splitcoast.  Here is a end view of my card layers (sorry, this is hard to take photos of!)


I hope you have a fabulous day!  Happy card making!

~ Ally ~

Supplies:
stamps: Digital Pencil (“Prudence” by Mo Manning), Flourishes (Autumn Blessings), Clearly Besotted (Background Builder)
cardstock: X-Press IT Cardstock, Recollections

patterned papers: BasicGrey (Hipster)
die cut shapes:
Spellbinders
ink: 
Copic Markers
tools:  Copic Airbrush
pearls: KaiserCraft
other:  thread.

Pick a Pack of Pretty Patterned Papers Please!

Join me over on the Power Poppy Blog today for my fun and fabulous tutorial on Paper Piecing.  You won’t want to miss out on this!

I quick message to all of my fellow Canadian stamping friends out there...
 See you over on the Power Poppy Blog!

~ Ally ~

Woot Woot for Tuts!


If you're a fan of the Power Poppy Blog, you know Mondays are all about sharing a dose of creativity! You've seen members of our Bloom Brigade, including myself, host Inspire Me Monday Tutorials to share a splash of artistic flair with all of you! So, this challenge involves scrolling back through any of the Inspire Me Monday tutorials and giving them a whirl!

Click HERE to see some of those fabulous step-by-step tutorials and give a "Woot Woot for Tuts"!

Don’t forget to check out the Power Poppy Blog for all this challenge’s details.

For myself, I couldn’t resist trying out Julie Koerber’s fabulous tutorial on monochromatic colouring, seen here.  In her tutorial Julie shows how just some simple ink and a few Copic Markers can make for a stunning monochromatic card.

For my card, I chose to work with a deep blue-green and teal.  I used Stampin’ Up!’s “Handsome Hunter” ink and Copic Markers, BG10 & BG11. And here is the card I came up with…

And here’s the close up of my focal image using Julie’s tutorial…

Now… check out what some of my fellow Bloom Brigaders have done for our “Woot Woot for Tuts” challenge!!!

Allison Cope  - you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth

Thanks for stopping in.  I hope you continue to join us today for 3 more challenges today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:

stamps: Power Poppy (Poinsettia, Bottlebrush Holidays)
cardstock: 
Bazzill, Recollections, Strathmore Water Color Paper
patterned papers: 
Lawn Fawn (Fa La La La)
die cut shapes:
Spellbinders (Elegant Ovals, Labels 25)
ink:
Stampin' Up!, Copic Markers

punch:  Martha Stewart
pearls: Recollections
other:  thread.

The Fun Has Already Begun!

http://www.cartville.com/app/?af=1586497
StampNation has already begun it’s World Card Making Day festivities!  Have you checked out some of the fabulous challenges yet?

The Dream Team is being inspired by all kinds of world wide destinations and photos of beautiful lands. 

We’ve started off in Australia and then on to New Zealand… where I began my card making journey!

Here’s a quick sneak peek of my New Zealand inspired card…

And next we’re off to Japan already!

Don’t forget… we have all kinds of great sponsors and prizes to boot!
Not a StampNation member yet??  Well you should be!
StampNation

~ Ally ~

More WCMD Events!


Join us tomorrow, October 4th starting at 8:00 AM EST as the Bloom Brigaders from Power Poppy will be ringing in the fun with a fully packed agenda of World Card Making Day activities!

Watch for a brand new Bloom Brigade hosted challenge every few hours. We'll have four in all, which means four ways to win some Power Poppy goodness! Be sure to check back throughout the day to see what's new! We’ll have goodies to give away for each challenge.

Be sure to swing by the Power Poppy blog for all the details!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to come back tomorrow to check out all of the challenges and play along with us!

~ Ally ~

World Card Making Day is Coming!


Join us beginning on FRIDAY as StampNation kicks off their World Card Making Day festivities!

We’re starting our event tomorrow at 8am EST since the world is divided into so many different time zones, October 4th begins at different times for areas around the world.  Join us for 12 fabulous challenges!

Here’s a little sneak peek at some of the amazing cards that the Dream Team and our Guest Designers have created as inspiration for some of our challenges…



You won't want to miss out on all of our sponsors either.  We have prizes galore to giveaway!
Our Sponsors:

Hope to see you there!

~ Ally ~

Happiest Holiday Hop with Power Poppy

Power Poppy Holiday Stamps

Hello everyone and welcome to the Happiest Holiday Release Day Blog Hop with Power Poppy!

Today, the Bloom Brigade is here to show off all four of new stamp sets;

Aren’t all those stamp sets amazing!?!  There is so much beautiful detail built into each image of Marcella’s!

Now I LOVE Copics but I thought today I’d share a little card using some paper piecing technique.  There is something that I just love about fussy cutting… I actually find it relaxing!

So for today’s card I pulled out the sweet stocking from the “Poinsettia” stamp set, inked it with some Memento “Tuxedo Black” ink and had some fun with scissors…
Power Poppy Poinsettia Bottlebrush Holidays

I used a variety of fun holiday patterned papers form the Lawn Fawn “Peace Joy Love” 6x6 paper collection.  The smaller scale patterns from this collection just lent themselves to paper piecing.  I used the simple greeting from the “Bottlebrush Holiday” and a white gel pen to complete my card front.

Now… off you go on a little holiday hop through all of the Bloom Brigade blogs..
Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Happy blog hopping everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Poinsettia, Bottlebrush Holidays)
cardstock:  Bazzill, Recollections
patterned papers:  Lawn Fawn (Peace Joy Love)
die cut shapes: Lawn Fawn (Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables)
ink: Memento, Copic Markers, Sakura White Pen.