I Miss You Sow Much!

Happy late Tuesday everyone!

I don’t know about you but I’ve had a pretty rough winter.  I’ve been dealing with a number of medical issues that have almost stopped my creative mojo over the last few months.  But lately, I have gone to see a new doctor and she has been helping diagnosis my problems and she’s actually helping me work to solving most of them too!  I’m so grateful to have finally found a physician that will listen and not just brush me off.  So with new meds, I’m slowly starting to feel more like myself.  Hooray!

So with creativity brimming, I have a card I created to share with you using this week’s new Splitcoaststamper’s newest Card Sketch.  Click here to see the sketch: SC642.

It’s featuring some fun stamps by My Favorite Things!
I hope you have a great rest of the week!  I’m hoping to see you all Friday with another fun Power Poppy creation too!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

stamps:  MFT (Sow Much Cuteness, Diagonal Stripes BG)  #mftstamps
cardstock:  Recollections (110# White & Black), MFT (Peach Bellini)
inks:  Ranger Distress Oxide (Cracked Pistachio), Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark, Copic Markers
dies: Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Squares)
embossing powder:  Stampendous (Detail White)
tools:  Copic Air Brush System
punch:  Fiskars (Ribbon Punch)
misc.:  Ribbon

Power Poppy: Sweet Pea Hugs

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you have some amazing plans for your up and coming weekend.  For me, it’s the last 2 days of my son’s Spring Break so we’re just chillin’ around the house.

Today I was playing with the new “Sweet Memories” stamp set featuring the delicate Sweet Peas from Power Poppy.

I had fun colouring my blooms and peas with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers. I thought I had used a scrap piece of some watercolor paper but somehow I did not!   Oops!

Here’s a little bit of a close up… I used the fun sentiment from the “Nice Things to Say” stamp set.

Don't forget our monthly challenge "Power & Spark"!  Click the image below for further details...

 We’re also having a SALE on right now!!! 

Now make sure you check out some more fun Power Poppy creations from my fellow Bloom Brigaders

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~
Stamps: Power Poppy (Sweet Memories, Nice Things To Say)
Inks: ZIG Clean Color Markers (Pale Pink, Light Pink, Tea Rose, English Lavender, Lilac, Violet, Pale Green, Green Shadow, Light Green, Emerald Green, Yellow Green), Copic Markers (G02), Versafine (Black Onyx), Versamark
Paper: Recollections (110lb White, Black), My Favorite Things (Tranquil Textures 6x6, Homespun Gingham 6x6)
Accessories: Spellbinders (PageMaps – On the Edge, Captivating Squares), Stampendous (Copper Embossing Powder)

Power Poppy: Watercoloring an Easter Egg

Happy Good Friday everyone!  As always, I’m making one final push to get all my Easter cards done on time.  This year my Mom is coming for a few days so I’ll be able to pass off her card to her in person!

Now on to the fun!  Today I’m using the fabulous digital “Vintage Easter Egg” image to color in from Power Poppy.  Grab a great cup of coffee and join me in my craftroom…

And here’s one final peek at my Easter card creation using one of the fun sketches designed by our very own Julie Koerber for this month’s Power & Spark Challenge!

And here’s a look at all that shimmer and shine…

Here are the three sketches for this month’s challenge.  For all our fun challenge details, please click here.

 Come and check out what my fellow Bloomies have to share with you today too…

Allison Copeyou are here!

Thanks for joining me today!  I’m going to be having a fun Power Poppy giveaway on my YouTube very soon.  To subscribe ahead of time, please click here.

Happy Easter!

~ Ally ~

stamps:  Power Poppy (Vintage Easter Egg)
cardstock:  Strathmore (Bristol Smooth), Recollections (White), Simon Says Stamp (Lemon Chiffon)
dies:  Spellbinders (Elegant Ovals), My Favorite Things (Stitched Ovals)
patterned papers:  Your Next Stamp (Happy Spring 6x6, Hugs & Kisses 6x6)
inks:  ZIG Real Clean Color Markers, Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen)
tools:  EK Success (Corner Rounder)
other: thread.

Power Poppy: Stamping with Water Tutorial

Howdy all!  I hope you all had a great weekend.

I’m over on the Power Poppy Blog this week sharing a fun day of experimenting.  I had a ball trying out some stamping with water and using a variety of fun inks.

Come and join me on the blog right here!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy & MISTI Blog Hop

Howdy all!   Thanks for stopping by!  Today's our fabulous blog hop with Power Poppy and My Sweet Petunia, the creator of the MISTI stamping tool.

Since we have a few people to get through, I’ll get right to it!  Today I’m using the fabulous MISTI tool and the brand new “Succulent Singles” and “Loving Tulips” stamp sets on my card.

Join me at my desk…

And here’s another quick peek at my card…

Now, for a chance to WIN a $25.00 gift code for Power Poppy or a Mini MISTI from My Sweet Petunia please a comment below!

Now if you are just arriving on my blog, take a moment and start off at the Power Poppy blog at the very beginning of the blog hop so you won't miss a thing!

Ally Cope - you are here!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to leave a comment to WIN!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Succulent Singles, Loving Tulips)
Embossing Powders: Stampendous! (Detail White), WOW! (Mint Macaroon)
Ink: Tsukineko (Versamark), Ranger Distress Oxides (Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Iced Spruce)
Dies:  My Favorite Things (In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares
ToolsMISTI, Mini MISTI, Creative Corners
Cardstock: Recollections (110# Black)

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Happy Friday all!

Don`t forget TODAY is the last day to take advantage of the Power Poppy digital sale going on!

And on to our final stamp giveaway!

The final winner of my Early Power Poppy Birthday Giveaway is...

Congrats Linda!  You are the winner of the fun Party Time stamp set!  I`ll be in contact with you shortly!  Congrats and happy stamping!

~ Ally ~

Sunny Peonies, A Winner & A Giveaway!

Happy Friday everyone!  Today’s another another fun Power Poppy sharing day!

Today I actually have a sped up video of the making of my card today.  So grab a cup and join me at my desk…

Here’s a quick look at my card again.  It’s a bright and sunny creation isn’t it?!?

And here's a close up all of that fun shimmer....

Now for the winner of my 3rd Early Power Poppy Birthday Giveaway featuring the stamp set, Tea in the Garden.  Congrats goes to…

Congrats Natalie!  I will email you about your prize.

And my last Early Power Poppy Birthday Giveaway will be the gorgeous “Party Time” stamp set… perfectly birthday themed! 

To enter to win, please leave a comment answering the question: “What is your favorite kind of birthday cake?”.  Please leave your contact email in your comment to be eligible (ie:  myemailaddyATgmailDOTcom).  I'll draw a winner next Friday.

Don’t forget about our month long digital stamp sale still going on…

Now check out what my fellow Bloomies have created for you to check out today showcasing some cool Power Poppy stamps…

Allison Copeyou are here!
Thanks for joining me!  I hope you have a ball hopping along with all our creations today!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Peony Muse, Short Stacks)
Cardstock: Arches (140lb Cold Press Water Color Paper), Recollections (140lb White), MFT (Spearmint)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Flannel Gray), Prismacolor Premier Pencils (True Green, Mulberry,Canary Yellow), Ranger Distress (Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves, Cracked Pistachio)
Die: Your Next Stamp (Funky Line Panel Die), MFT (Stitched Circles)
Droplets: Studio Katia (Clear Round Drops)
Spray:  Imagine Crafts (Sheer Shimmer Spray - Sparkle)
Tools: MISTI

Critter Birthday Hooray!

I have a few birthdays coming up in the next few weeks so I thought I’d better get my act in gear and get my cards finished and in the mail.
Today I’m playing along with the SugarPea Designs “Mix It Up Challenge”.  I was inspired by the sketch in Challenge #29:

For my card I wanted to feature the critters from the “Everyday is Christmas” stamp set.  And that fabulous little froggy is popped up on a mini Action Wobble to make him do a jig!  LOL!

Copic Markers: YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17, BG000, C4, C5, C7, R17, R29, E50, E51, E53, E55, Y17

I also included a turtle in the inside of the card.
That fun sentiment and confetti is from the “Bring on the Cake” stamp set.

Don't forget to check out my current GIVEAWAY, right here!  Last week's prize still hasn't been claimed.  The silly thing is, is that the winner commented on the post but never really read it and didn't realize she was the winner.  If she doesn't claim her prize before Friday, this week's winner will win BOTH stamp sets!  Hooray!  Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my card!

~ Ally ~

Stamps:  SugarPea Designs (Everyday is Christmas, Bring on the Cake)
Cardstock:  Recollections (110# White & Black)
Dies: SugarPea Designs (SugarCuts – Everyday is Christmas, Stitched Flags)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug), Ranger Distress Inks (Twisted Citron), Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen)
Patterned PaperMy Favorite Things (Dots & Stripes Neutrals 6x6)
SequinsPretty Pink Posh (Mini Gold Stars)
Other:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew), Mini Action Wobble

Sweet Peas, a Winner & a Giveaway!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  I live across the country from my entire family so I only get to see them a few times a year – if that!  Today’s card is for my Mom who is actually coming to visit in a month so I thought I’d send along a simple card before she comes.

My card features the brand new Power Poppy clear stamp set “Sweet Memories” and some fun Prismacolor Pencil work.

Here’s a little close up of the details…
Prismacolor Pencils: White, Chartreuse, Apple Green, Olive Green, Indigo Blue, Violet, Parma Violet, Mulberry

Today I’m playing along with the CAS(E) This Sketch, #213:

Don’t forget to join in this month’s Power & Spark Challenge this month!

Plus Marcella has a few shopping and shipping deals going on right now…
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when you purchase 3 or more clear stamp sets
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US and Canada: Select "FREE SHIPPING" from the drop-down menu when you are checking out.

International Customers: Select "SPECIAL OFFER SHIPPING" from the drop-down menu, and you will receive the same discount as our domestic customers.

Stamps do NOT have to be from the new release, they can be any sets that are available for purchase, even SALE stamps (Marcella has put a bunch on sale for a limited time only!)

Offer ends March 18, 2017 at midnight central.

Now, before you go we have a winner of my last giveaway. And our winner is...
Congrats Cindy!  Please contact me via my contact email with all your mailing information.  Thanks!
Now for the 3rd Early Power Poppy Birthday Giveaway!  You can win a Tea in the Garden stamp set from me.  Just leave a comment below telling me who in your family is the next to have their birthday to enter the giveaway.  I will post a winner next Friday!  Good luck!


Now, make sure you check out Stacy's card for today...

Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Sweet Memories)
cardstock:  Recollections (White 110#), Misc. Purple
inks: Memento (Lulu Lavender), Ranger Distress (Antique Linen), Prismacolor Pencils
diesLawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles), Spellbinders (A2 Scalloped Borders 1)

Power Poppy: Introducing... Tiger Lily XL

Hey all!  Welcome to Day 5 of the Power Poppy “Spring Fling” Collection clear stamp reveal.  Today is our final day of sneak peeks.  We have shown you a whopping EIGHT clear stamp sets.  Here are the first seven sets to gawk at…
*have coordinating dies available for pre-sale beginning today.

and finally for today, our amazing new Tiger Lily XL
You may have already seen this beauty as it was used by Kathy Racoosin on Day 1 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge!  Isn't it a beaut?!?!

For my final card of the release I chose to watercolor this big beauty with my Derwent Inktense Pencils and then add some details back in using my Prismacolor Pencils.  This image was a pleasure to colour!!!
I know it's extremely hard to see but I created a background using the beautiful sentiment included in the stamp set, distressed it a bit using some Ranger Distress Inks and then did a whole lot of stitching over top and then added the Chevron Segments Die from MFT over top.

A few things you need to check out before you go…

Our Power & Spark Challenge – our theme this month is Go Green!  You could win a stamp set of your choice!
And our digi sale going on… all month long! 
And my Early Power Poppy Birthday Giveaway – comment HERE to win.

Now check out what my fellow Bloomies have created for you to check out today showcasing any one of our eight new stamp sets…

Thanks again for joining us for the last five days of reveals.  All eight clear stamp sets go on sale today plus their coordinating dies will be up for pre-order.  Happy shopping!
~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Tiger Lily XL, Peony Muse)
Cardstock: Arches (140lb Cold Press Water Color Paper), Recollections (140lb White), MFT (Vellum, Persimmon)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Derwent Intense Pencils (Sun Yellow, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Chilli Red, Iron Blue), Prismacolor Premier Pencils (Canary Yellow, Poppy Red, Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, Dark Brown), Ranger Distress (Hickory Smoke, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo), Versamark, Sakura (Jellyroll White Pen)
Die: My Favorite Things (Chevron Segments)
Sequins: Studio Katia (Crystal Rainbow Fusion)
Embossing Powder: Stampendous! (White Detail)
Other: Imagine Crafts (Gold Sheer Shimmer Mist), Thread

Let's Try This Again! Another Winner Please!

The first winner announced did not claim her prize.  So let's do this again...

And the winner of the first Early Power Poppy Birthday Giveaway is...

Karen W!

Karen, please contact me via my contact email (see the top of the blog) with your full name and mailing address.  You have 48 hours to claim your prize before I will pick another winner.

Don't forget about this week's giveaway.  Click here for more details!
~ Ally ~

Power Poppy: Introducing Peony Muse & Artful Display

Woohoo!  We’re on Day 4 of our amazing Spring Fling clear stamp collection reveal for Power Poppy!  Again today, we have 2 more ah-mazing stamp sets to sneak peek.

Introducing… Peony Muse!
This stamp boosts two big fat peony blooms, a bud, several leaves, a stem, and two berry clusters for making any kind of arrangement you want. Sooo many ways to create with these stamps.  This set too, comes with coordinating dies for pre-order beginning March 14th!

For my card today, I was actually first inspired by the colour palette of the striped paper.  I’d been staring at me for days to create with it so I grabbed some matching Ranger Distress ink colours and created a very simple water colour display of Peonies.
Ranger Distress: Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood

I love the end result of this more masculine creation with all those ornate Peony florals.

And secondly, introducing… Artful Display!
This collection is very dear to our Marcella’s heart!  It’s a grouping of decorative objects that folks can play with to create "room scenes" with dishes, platters, and even a vintage Oyster plate.  Think of all the fun possibilities!!!

For this card, I wanted to keep things simple too so I created a fun almost quilted back ground and created a dish display from my fun “antique” blue china.  I created some very simple designs on my plates too with just ink and a very unsteady hand… LOL!

Now, don't forget we have a month long sale going on too!

Now check out what my fellow Bloomies have created for you to check out today showcasing this two fun stamp sets!

Come back again tomorrow for our final brand new stamp set!  And this last one’s a doozey!  See you tomorrow!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Peony Muse)
Patterned Papers: Bo Bunny (Woodland Winter 6x6)
Cardstock: Canson (90lb Cold Press Water Color Paper), My Favorite Things (Vellum)
Ink: Ranger Distress (Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood), Versamark
Embossing Powder: Stampendous! (Detail White)
Dies: Spellbinders (A2 Scalloped Borders 1)
Stamps: Power Poppy (Artful Display)
Cardstock: Misc. (Cream)
Ink: Ranger Distress (Blueprint Sketch), Versamark, Sakura (Gold Calligrapher Marker)
Dies: Spellbinders (A2 Bracket Borders 1), Essentials by Ellen (Stitches Cover Plate)
Other: Gold Embossing Powder

Power Poppy: Introducing Loving Tulips & Sweet Memories

Hello fellow Power Poppy lovers!  It’s Day 3 of our Spring Fling clear stamp reveal!  Today we have another 2 amazing stamp sets to showcase.

Introducing… Loving Tulips!
Our Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher has been one of the most popular digital stamps we've ever released and Marcella got a lot of requests for this one as a stamp. She’s paired it with an exuberant Hello script that is based on a vintage greeting card, which she’s updated with a polka dot treatment.  So cute!  This stamp set too, has coordinating dies.  Dies will go on pre-order on March 14th along with the sale of all the stamp sets.

And secondly, introducing… Sweet Memories!
This stunning collection of all kinds of sweet snippets of the delicate Sweet Peas will be sure to delight any colorist!  So many possibilities of creating your own sweet smelling bouquet!

So today, I decided to combine our two stamp sets.  I used multiple stamps from the Sweet Memories collection and then topped it off with a sentiment form the Loving Tulips collection.

ZIG Clean Color: Lemon Yellow, Yellow, Orange, Light Pink, 
Pale Green, Light Green, Green, Turquoise Green, English Lavender, Lilac

I kept my card a simple, one layer creation and coloured using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers.  I had fun building up the layers on this one!

Now come and check out what my fellow Bloom Brigaders have created for you to check out today!

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back again tomorrow for TWO more brand new stamp sets!  Yup… we’re up to 5 stamp sets sneak peeks and we have 3 more to go yet!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Sweet Memories, Loving Tulips)
Cardstock: Arches (140lb Cold Press Water Color Paper)
Ink: Ranger Distress (Old Paper), Memento (Elderberry), ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers