Sale! Sale! Sale at Power Poppy!

Need some simple images for some CAS Christmas cards or some fun tags for all those holiday gifts?  Check out these amazing Whimsical Wreaths from Power Poppy!

Check this SALE out....

Don't forget your $1 Mystery Holiday Digi!!!

Happy shopping everyone!!!

~ Ally ~

Paper Piecing with Digital Stamps

Happy Monday everyone!  Today I’m over on the Power Poppy Blog today to share a fun tutorial on paper piecing with digital stamps.  Yup… digital stamps!

I hope you’ll hop on over and check it out! Click HERE to proceed directly to the tutorial.

Here’s a little sneak peek of my card that I’m sharing today…

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

Catherine Pooler: Foundations Box Blog Hop

Welcome to Day One of the Foundations Box Blog Hop!  Today and tomorrow Catherine Pooler will be having a team of super talented women join her to show off her brand new Foundations Box!

The Foundations Box includes:
  • 30 pre-scored Premium Bright White 100lb Cardstock A2 Card Bases
  • 3 brand new, never before seen Clear Stamp Sets; "Spot On", "For Everything" & "Amazing Floral" by Catherine Pooler Designs
  • 5 Premium Full Sized Dye Ink Pads; Midnight, Fiesta Blue, Orange Twist, Grass Skirt & Rockin' Red
  • And a beautiful 2 3/4" Circular Clear Acrylic Block
  • and another very special somethin’ somethin’ (newsletter subscribers will receive an email with a special video about this on Tuesday evening from Catherine)

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much is the box worth?
The box's retail value is well over $80 BUT Catherine loves you so much, 
so she 's only selling it for $67 US.  Wowsers!!!!

2. When does it go up for sale?
It actually goes up for sale this week on Wednesday November 16th at 9:00am EST in the Catherine Pooler Shop.   StampNation members will receive a link in the forum approximately an hour earlier. 

3. Do all the inks work with Copic Markers?
The Midnight ink (Black) definitely works with Copic Markers as it is a Archival Permanent ink. The other ink colors have not been proven to work with Copics quite yet.

4. Will I be able to buy ink refills for my ink pads?
Yes... this is still being worked on and will happen later in 2017.

5. Will I be able to buy the 5 ink pads included in the box separately?
Yes... the 5 inks, Midnight, Fiesta Blue, Rockin' Red, Orange Twist and Grass Skirt will all be offered for sale individually in the shop in January 2017 for a price somewhere around $5.00 per ink pad.  PLUS there will be an additional 8 more ink pad colors (still to be announced!) for purchase as well!

6. Will I be able to purchase additional clear blocks or cardstock? 
You sure will!  They will be offered for individual resale in the shop sometime in 2017.
7. Will I be able to purchase the 3 stamp sets in the box separately?
As of today, these 3 new clear stamp sets will only be found in the box.  But that's not say Catherine won't change her mind and offer them sometime in the future.  So you're best to buy them NOW!

For further ink pad education, please check out Catherine's blog and video.
The ink pads in the box have a foam pad ink base and have a slight learning curve.  
Check out all that info HERE.

Here's just a tiny sample of the cards I've made using ONLY the contents from this amazing box!

There are sentiments and fun images for BIRTHDAY CARDS...

There are tons of greetings and images for SEASONAL or HOLIDAY cards...

And some fabulous sentiments for CONGRATS cards of any occasion...

For this card, I sacrificed one of my card bases to stamp and cut from to create the popped up banner!  So super easy and fun to create!

The three brand new clear stamp sets alone will sell you on this box whether you're a beginner level stamper or a pro!  And the inks are an awesome BONUS - an ink pad you won't want to live without once you try them... lol!!!

Now, before you go... Catherine is giving away ONE Foundations Box per day of our 2 day blog hop.  All you have to do is COMMENT TO WIN!  You only have 24 hours to leave your comment for a chance to win as Catherine will be announcing her winners from today on her blog tomorrow.  Good luck!

Now... check out what the Foundations Box Creative Team has for you today....

Allison Cope - you are here! 
Chrissie Tobas - go here now!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to comment to get a chance at winning a box before you can buy it!

~ Ally ~

Catherine Pooler Designs: Introducing the Foundations Box!

So if you haven’t already heard the news… Catherine Pooler is releasing her newest creative creation… it’s called the...
Foundations Box!

This amazing little box is jam packed full of spectacular card making products.  It’s basically the everything-every-stamper-needs box!  Whether you are a brand new beginning stamper or seasoned, experienced stamper, this box is for you!

What’s in the box you say?!?!  Well LOADS of stuff…
  • 3 brand new, never-seen-before clear stamp sets with every sentiment you’ll ever want on them!
  • 5 Premium Dye Ink Pads: Midnight, Fiesta Blue, Grass Skirt, Orange Twist & Rockin’ Red
  • 1 circular clear acrylic block
  • 30 pre-scored Premium 100lb Bright White Cardstock A2 Card Bases
  • Plus… another little surprise!!!  To be announced later this week!
The Foundations Box goes on sale in the Catherine Pooler Shop on Wednesday November 16th at 9:00am EST.  StampNation members will receive the sale link for the box approximately one hour earlier in the SN forums – just a little perk for members.

The Foundations Box contains over $80 worth of goodies but sells for ONLY $67 US.  And let me tell ya... these new inks are "da bomb"!   I'm extremely impressed with their vibrancy, inkiness and amazing coverage properties!

For further Foundations Box information, here a few places you might wanna visit…

Catherine and her amazing team of talented designers will be having a TWO day Blog Hop to share some of their Foundations Box creations.  The Blog Hop begins on Monday at 9:00am on Catherine Pooler’s blog.  We hope to see you there!  She’ll be giving away TWO boxes so come and join us for a chance to WIN!

Interested in learning more about StampNation, click the image below:

Have a GREAT weekend everyone!  Hopefully I'll see you again on Monday for some actual creations using this amazing box contents.

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy: Think Pink!

Howdy Power Poppy fans!  It’s Friday!  I hope you have some wonderful plans this weekend.
It’s a new month so we have a brand new Power & Spark Challenge for you over on the Power Poppy Blog. This month, our uber talented Tosha Leyendekker is our hostesses and her challenge this month is…

Tosh says…
"I love vintage, so I often think of white and pink for Christmas decor. 
 I thought it would be fun to feature pink on a Christmas Card.  So, for this month's challenge, 
let's THINK PINK and make it a Pink Christmas." 

For further challenge details, please visit the Power Poppy blog HERE.

I just love nontraditional coloured holiday cards!  For my card  today I chose to work with the little solid holly stamp from the “Holly Golightly” stamp set to create my back ground first.  Then I used some watercolour paper and one of the stockings from the “Fully Stocked” stamp set as my focal point.  And finally, for my sentiment I used the “Peace & Joy” from the “Simple Joys” stamp collection.

Here’s a little close up of all the dimension…

Now, take a gander at the rest of the Bloom Brigaders today..

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~
stamps: Power Poppy (Fully Stocked, Holly Golightly, Simple Joys)
cardstock: Stampin’ Up!U (Kraft, Very Vanilla), Watercolour Paper (Strathmore), MFT (Vellum)
dies: Spellbinders (Labels 8, Decorative Labels 8), MFT (Dimensional Banners)
inks: Simon Says Stamp (Hollyhock), VersaMagic (Cloud White)
punch: Martha Stewart (Branch), EK Success (Corner Rounder)
ribbon: Stampin’ Up!