Summer Buds & Blooms

Howdy all! I hope all of my American friends are having a wonderful long weekend.  We had our holiday weekend last weekend! 

Today I’m sharing my final challenge card as a Guest Designer with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! I’m so happy I got the chance to work with all these lovely ladies all month long!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps’ always enjoys your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!!

Have you ever wanted to be a Krafty Guest? Well now's your chance!!! Click on over to the Krafty Friends Group and read up on the details on how YOU can be a Karfty Guest!!!  All entries due June 5th.

Frugal Friday specials are UP! Happy Shopping! Remember these specials end on Sunday evening, so get shopping!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it! Here is May's sketch...

Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our theme, “SUMMER”, as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until June 3rd at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!

Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!

For my final challenge card today, I used the “Buds & Blooms” stamp set.  And by gosh… it’s on SALE right now! 25% off all weekend long!  Make sure you check out the Frugal Friday event this weekend!

One of my favourite parts of summer is all the wonderful blooms we get to see around our neighbourhood.  My next door neighbour has an amazing garden.  I, on the other hand, I don’t have a green bone in my body let alone a green thumb!  So I enjoy their gardens all season long instead.

Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you get a chance to check out what the rest of the Krafty Girls have created to show “SUMMER”!  Find more inspiration HERE.  A big thank you to Kim Reid and all of her Design Team for having me all month long.   Thanks ladies!  I had a blast creating with all of you!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Buds & Blooms)
cardstock: Strathmore Watercolour Paper, MFT (Limeade)
ink:  Ranger Distress (Carved pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves), Simon Says Stamp! (Hot Mama), Versamark
sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear 4mm, 6mm)
dies:  MFT (Stitched Squares, Stitched Circles)
patterned paper: MFT (Plaid Patterns 6x6)
embossing powder:  Stampendous! (clear)
twine:  Bead Landing.


  1. Oh, Ally, this is GORGEOUS, and I love the colors! I know how much your love purple, and this plaid was made for YOU!! Beautifully done, and I love your masking and coloring! Stunning! And, girlfriend, you don't need to have a green thumb with your coloring and creativity!! You rock! Have a wonderful weekend! Big hugs!

  2. This is absolutely beautiful!!


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