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)


  1. My only brother's 84th birthday is on the 27th of this month. I have sent him birthday cards every year for longer than I can remember. He says he saves everyone of them as I am the only one that puts a lot of thought into making my card for him.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win some new stamps.

  2. Do I count! My birthday is actually tomorrow March 18th! ..... and I often go to Julian CA to have TEA for my birthday. A lovely mountain spot where the daffodils are everywhere this time of year. Your stamp set suits me to a TEA!

  3. Spring is big for birthdays in my extended family. My oldest sister's birthday is March 25. I will be getting a card ready for her soon. Love the tea set. Have fun when your Mom visits.

  4. Pretty card -- my favorite color.

    My brother's birthday was on the 13th, and the next family birthday is my niece on May 16. Unless you want to count my dog on April 14!

    Thanks for the prize chance.

  5. Beautiful card. My brother is the next family birthday.

    1. Did you notice you were today's winner Cindy? Ally.

    2. Yes thank you-I had sent you an email with my information by replying to your email with the blog post. Is there another way to contact you?
      Sorry for my confusion and thank you for your wonderful inspiration!

    3. You need to send an email to:


    4. Thank you Ally!

  6. What a pretty card. I love the violet and white and green together.
    My dear MIL has the next birthday.....on April 1st! :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. My great-nephew Colby has the next birthday in our family. He'll be two years old!

  8. Such an elegant and beautiful card.

    Next birthday is my cousin Dennis - Happy Birthday Dennis!!!

  9. Such a gorgeously coloured card, Ally...and love the die work in there. Next in line birthday is my youngest son, Daniel, who will be 18 on the 18th of May, his GRAND birthday! Happy Birthday Daniel!

  10. Oh, very nice card, I must get out my pencils and give that sweet pea a try.
    Next B-day...brother-in-law.

  11. Very beautiful card!!
    My granddaughter Alexis is next in line in a very large family to have a birthday. She will be 9.

  12. My little sissy's birthday is coming up on April 6th then mine on the 12th. We are 11 months and 3 weeks apart. We have always been close, and enjoy a week of being "twins".

    I love how you colored the sweet pea!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  13. My sister's birthday is next, on April 14th. Love your card, it's beautifully colored and the die you used is so pretty! Have a wonderful visit with your Mom, Ally, and thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Gorgeous card Ally! Love how you die cut through the middle, and your sweet pea is beautifully coloured. Next birthday in our family is my daughter-in-law on May 31.

  15. Awesome card! Love the color and design. Actually it is my birthday next, May 27th!!

  16. Beautiful! Love the die cut area below the image...genius layout!

  17. The next in my immediate family is Karen, my granddaughter's Mom.
    I love that stamp set. Well, all of them really.

  18. Next birthday is my younger sister in early May. I plan to use a power poppy flower for her card!

  19. So simple but elegant card. Love it. Next birthday in my family will be my great-granddaughter, who will be turning 2 on April 2.

  20. Gorgeous and elegant! Your coloring is beautiful! My father-in-law is the next one to celebrate a birthday.

  21. Beautiful card!! Love your coloring! My birthday is next, on July 12th.

  22. Very pretty take on the sketch!

  23. Ally, what a gorgeous card and amazing coloring! I can hardly believe you used just three colored pencils...amazing! I love the simple layout with the gorgeous die repeating the color of the sweet peas. Stunning! And I'm so happy your mom will be coming to visit with you all. I'm sure you miss her a lot! Enjoy your time! Hugs and love! xoxo

  24. Very beautiful design...love your Prismacolor work! My grandson, Henry, is turning one year old very soon...he's a precious little blessing to us!

  25. Well it's going to be my precious granddaughter Keira's birthday . Her first birthday away from us . They moved to California from NY. Unfortunately I can't be there as I just had total knee replacement. It's going you be a difficult day for all of us..

  26. My husband's birthday is May 23!! I am new to your site & love your cards!!! Thanks for a chance to win!!!


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