Stamp of Approval is Coming!

It’s almost time to release our next Stamp of Approval Collection!  This collection is
The Perfect Reason Collection
because EVERY reason is the PERFECT reason to send a card.

The StampNation Dream Team has been creating amazing creations with this collection and we are excited to have a few guest designers with us!

Please welcome our Guest Designers for The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval Collection!
Please check out their blogs and give them a warm welcome!  Welcome ladies!

Here are your first two sneak peeks of the goodness that is coming…HOORAY!!!

Here is the calendar of events:
  • Feb. 1 – sneak peeks begin- that's TOMORROW!!!
  • Feb. 3 – product reveal videos begin on Friday
  • Feb. 5 – blog hops begin! 
  • Feb. 8 - The Perfect Reason Collection goes on sale to all the wait list subscribers!
Be sure to grab a spot on our WAIT LIST NOW!  Wait list subscribers get notification that the box is on sale right away when it’s ready for purchase.

Our collections typically sell out within a few days, and most of the time we are 85% sold out within 12 hours…so sign up here so you don’t miss out!

~ Ally ~]

Sunny Winter Bouquet

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have some fabulous plans for the weekend.  Me, I plan to create and colour all weekend!

Now, let’s talk some Power Poppy!  This week I decided to pull in some fun, sunny colours and create.

My card today features the beautiful bouquet from the Bloomin’ Wonderful stamp set.
Copics: YR12, YR15, YR16, YR65, YR18, E08, Y02, YG01, YG03, YG95, V000, V01, BV23, BG000, E43

To set off my winter bouquet, I created a fun shaker card filled with silver micro-beads.

Don’t forget to play along with this month’s Power & Spark Challenge.  It too, is all about Winter Blooms! Click here for further details.


Now, hop along with my fellow Bloom Brigaders today and check out all of their fun creations…

Thanks for hopping on by!  I hope you have a great time checking out my fellow designer blogs today.  Happy hopping!

~ Ally ~
 
Supplies:
stamps:  Power Poppy (Bloomin’ Wonderful)
ink: Memento (Black Tuxedo), Copic Markers
cardstock: Recollections (110lb White), MFT (Orange Fizz, Safety Orange), Acetate
patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye (Stella & Rose 6x6)
dies: MFT (Stitched Ovals, Stitched Mini Scalloped Ovals, Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges), Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles)
ribbon: Celebrate It
other: Martha Stewart (Silver Micro-Beads)

We're Havin' A Party!

We are celebrating StampNation's 6th Birthday with a huge bash!!!  
 
We have had challenges posted daily, video tutorials and, of course, prizes.  We still have a few days left of challenges to share too!  LOTS of prizes from our awesome sponsors.
 
Here's a little peek at the cards I shared for today's challenge…
 
I'd love to have you join in the fun, BUT you have to be a member to play along!
http://www.thestampnation.com/

I hope to see you there!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy: Winter Blooms

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!  Yup… today’s my lucky day!  My Mom is a Friday the 13th baby so for me, it’s a lucky one!

This month over on the Power Poppy Blog for our Power & Spark Challenge we are showcasing all things wintry floral!  Come and check out all the challenge details right here.  You could WIN a stamp set just for sharing your creation with us!

So for my wintry blooms, I chose to use the beautiful Joyful Lilies digital stamp set. This gorgeous set comes just like the image seen below or it comes wrapped around a beautiful cross for Easter plus a few sentiments.  I then used a birthday sentiment from the Party Time clear stamp set.
 Copic Markers: Y06, YG0000, YG000, YG01, YG03, YG17, B41, B23, BV00, R20, R21, R22, R27

I chose to create a card with a bumped up layer of the larger lily blooms.

I'm going to share this with the Seize the Birthday Challenge this week: "Anything Goes" this week.

Now come and let’s check out all the other Power Poppy creations today…



 Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have an amazing day!

~ Ally ~

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Joyful Lilies, Party Time)
cardstock:  Neenah (Solar White), DCWV (Gold Cardstock)
inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Wink of Stella (Clear)
patterned papers: My Mind’s Eye (Market Street)
dies: My Favorite Things (Stitched Circles, Dimensional Banners), Spellbinders (PageMaps – On the Edge)
sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Metallic Gold)

Winter Thank Yous

So I’ve had a nice relaxing morning today… “Friends” playing on Netflix and having some fun using my new Catherine Pooler Designs inks.

I have a few thank you’s to send out from Christmas yet. I know… at least I’ll get them out.  Better late then never!

Today I made a single panel and cut it into two pieces to create two simple cards. I used the sweet snowflakes and dots from the “Snowy Sayings”, the stripes from “Yay Stripes” plus the pretty script sentiment from the “Butterfly Notes”.
I used the new CP inks; Fiesta Blue, Lime Rickey & Tiara.  I used them all on Catherine’s 100lb Premium White Cardstock.

If you’re new to the Catherine Pooler Shop, click THIS LINK for a 15% off coupon just from me!


We’re also on Day 2 of the StampNation 6th Birthday Bash.  We’re having an 8 day long party – I sure hope you’ll join us!  We have 8 cool challenges and lots of prizes to give away – all you have to do to win, is play, create and share!  Hope to see you there!

Here's a little sneak peek...

For our StampNation members, all during the bash, if you’re shopping in the CP Shop, you can enter a code for a free gift!  Check the forum for details!

Have a great Thursday everyone!!

~ Ally ~



stamps: Catherine Pooler Designs (Butterfly Notes, Yay Stripes), CAS-ual Fridays Stamps (Snowy Sayings)
cardstock: Catherine Pooler Designs (100lb Premium White Cardstock)
inks: Catherine Pooler Designs (Fiesta Blue, Lime Rickey, Tiara)
tools: EK Success (Corner Rounder)

CP Ink Party Collection Release Blog Hop

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Today's the day we share all EIGHT new colours of the amazing Catherine Pooler Designs Inks.  A few months ago, Catherine released the first 5 ink colours in the fabulous Foundations Box .  Those five ink colours included: Rockin' Red, Fiesta Blue, Orange Twist, Grass Skirt & Midnight.  You can a specific refill bundle for these inks, right here.

Today, all the Catherine Pooler Designs team is sharing creations using the final 8 colours in the CP Ink "Party Collection".  The newest 8 colours include: Tiara, Tiki Torch, Tutti Fruitti, Party Dress, Flirty Fuchsia, Lime Rickey, Something Borrowed & Aquatini.  And get all the inks here.

All of these inks are now available in the store.  You can purchase them in bundles, individually and with or without reinkers.  I also suggest you pick up some of the 100lb Premium White Cardstock while you're at it! It works wonders with these new inks.


If you're new to our inks, Catherine has put together all the information that you'll need to know about them in one place.  Visit her ink information page HERE.

Here are just a few cards I have made using these amazing 12 inks and lots of fun products from the Catherine Pooler shop!  All the products used are listed with links at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

Featuring: Flirty Fuchsia, Something Borrowed, Fiesta Blue


Featuring: Tiara, Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey, Tutti Fruitti, Midnight


Featuring: Flirty Fuchsia, Fiesta Blue, Aquatini

And here's a quick organization tip from me today...

Click to download the *new & improved* chart here!

Receive a 15% off coupon 
when you shop by clicking HERE!

Don't forget that StampNation is having a birthday party... we're turning 6!  Come and join the party starting tomorrow.  We have 8 days of challenges and some amazing sponsors & prizes!

GIVEAWAY
We're having a giveaway!  All you have to do, is COMMENT TO WIN!  Comment on all the participating designer's blogs and get a chance to win one of two $25 gift certificates to the Catherine Pooler shop.  Catherine will announce the two winners on her blog on Thursday at 6pm EST.  Good luck!
Allison Cope -- you are here!
Melissa Miller -- go here next!

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

~ Ally ~


Hugs & Kisses
Stamps: And Sentiments, Wild Bloom (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Inks: Flirty Fuchsia, Something Borrowed, Fiesta Blue (Catherine Pooler Designs), Versamark
Paper: 100lb Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories: And Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs), Birthday Journal Card Die (SugarPea Designs), Clear Embossing Powder (Stamp n’ Stuff)
 
Thanks You Spoiled Me
Stamps: Still Smiling, Holiday Mittens, Wonderful Wreath, Yay Stripes! (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Inks: Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey, Midnight, Tiara, Tutti Fruitti (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: 100lb Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories: Holiday Mittens Dies, Wonderful Wreath Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs), Corner Rounder (EK Success)
 
Happy Birthday
Stamps: HB2U, Bring on the Cake (SugarPea Designs – SOA), Yay Stripes! (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Inks: Aquatini, Fiesta Blue, Flirty Fuchsia, Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: 100lb Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories: Birthday Journal Card Die (SugarPea Designs), Concentric Circles Die (Neat & Tangled)

New Inks Coming Tomorrow!

Hey everyone, Ally here!

The Dream Team and I have been mad at work creating some fun new cards using the 8 new ink colours for Catherine Pooler Designs ink this month.

TOMORROW at 9am EST we will be having a blog hop to reveal and share all of our fun using the new inks!

Make sure you come and join us.  Comment to WIN one of two prizes of $25 gift certificates to the Catherine Pooler Shop.

Here's just a sampling of some of the creations being shared by the team...
Inks go on sale on Tuesday morning!

See you all tomorrow here on my blog!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy: Inspiration is Everywhere!

It's my turn over on the Power Poppy Blog today for my Inspire Me Monday article.

Here's just a sneak peek at what's in store for you...
Come on over and take a peek!  Click HERE!

Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

Par-tay Like an Ink-Star!

Have you heard?  New ink colors are coming very, very soon to the Catherine Pooler Designs shop! January 10 is our release date, in fact!

We released the first 5 Party Collection ink colors inside the Foundations Box late last year and the response has been phenomenal.   As of today Catherine has already spilled the beans on 3 of the new ink colors; Party Dress, Lime Rickey and today's reveal was Tiara!

To celebrate, we've been having a little party over on Facebook all week, and we'd love for YOU to join us!

Here's how to join the par-tay:
  1. Head over to our Facebook page and give it a like
  2. Each day look for the new clue and silly photos that give you hints as to what our new ink color names are!
  3. In the comments of the clue, post your best guess as to what the new color name will be.
  4. Join our Facebook Live events for color name reveals and demos!
Each day a winner will be randomly selected from all the correct guessers to win a $5 gift card to our shop!

PLUS... StampNation's SIXTH Birthday is next week and in par-tay style, we've having an 8 day long event to celebrate.  Come and play along with our daily challenges to WIN!  We have some amazing sponsors!

So get over to Facebook to get guessing and join us at StampNation for some inky partying!!

~ Ally ~