Stamp of Approval is Here!

Today is the day that you’ve all been waiting for.  Today is the release of the newest Stamp of Approval collection known as “Tropically Yours”!

Here are a few final projects I used with all the new goodies including the new ink color, Coral Cabana and also the new add-on dies, Stamp of Approval Add-On Bundle.

My first card is a peek-a-boo card style featuring a polka dot flamingo…

Here he is… sorry it’s a little hard to see his polka dots!

And lastly, I wanted to feature those two fabulous flamingos in the fun Cabana Tile Dies from the collection…
I love the blend of the Coral Cabana ink and the Bellini inks in the back ground!

Plus... here's a sneak of the card I share in the SOA Project Guide...
Look at those fun Cabana Tile Dies!!!

You can purchase the “Tropically Yours” SOA collection right here!

For more great pieces of inspiration, check out Catherine Pooler’s blog.  Thanks for joining me over the past few days.  I had a ball sharing my fun creations with you.

~ Ally ~

Polka Dot Flamingo
Stamps: Stand Tall, Tropically Yours
Ink: It’s a BoyBlack Jack, Melon Ice, Garden Party, Coral Cabana, Tiki Torch
Paper: Premium White Cardstock
Accessories: Stand Tall Dies
Flamingo Trio
Stamps: Stand Tall, Leave Me in Paradise, Fearless Pursuit, Good Vibes Borders
Ink: Coral Cabana, Bellini, Juniper Mist, Polychromos Pencils
Paper: Premium White Cardstock
Accessories: Cabana Tile Dies, Stand Tall Dies, Rose Gold Fusion Sequins (Studio Katia)

Stamp of Approval ~ Sending Sunshine!

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m all about sharing some sunshine today using the “Tropically YoursStamp of Approval collection.

The "Tropically Yours" Collection Includes:
  • Stand Tall Stamp Set
  • Tropically Yours Stamp Set
  • Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set
  • Leave me in Paradise Stamp Set
  • Good Vibes Borders Stamp Set
  • Cabana Tiles Die
  • Canvas Grunge Background Stamp

Available Add-ons:
  • Stand Tall Dies
  • Leave Me in Paradise Dies
  • Tropically Yours Dies
  • Fearless Pursuit Dies
  • Coral Cabana Ink pad

My first card has lots of fun layers, stamp and die cuts!  I wanted to keep with a summery color scheme so I used lots of sunny colors on it!

Here’s a little close up…

And for my second card, I used one of the fun border dies.  Can I say I love this basket weave stamp???  There’s 4 more cool ones to accompany it on it’s stamp set!
I kept it simple and just inks and stamps only for this one.  A fun one-layer card!

Now, I’m not a part of the official blog hop day today but you can check out all of the Day 3 participants here:

If you’d like to win a SOA collection of your own, make sure you comment on all the blogs listed above.  3 boxes will be given away from all the comments.  Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

Hello Gorgeous
Stamps: Tropically Yours, Stand Tall, Canvas Grunge Background
Ink: Coral Cabana, Lime Rickey, Tiara, Limoncello
Paper: Premium White Cardstock
Accessories: Cabana Tile Dies, Tropically Yours Dies, Stardust (Stickles)
Sunset Soul
Stamps: Fearless Pursuit, Good Vibes Borders, Canvas Grunge Background
Ink: Party Dress, Tiki Torch, Tutti Frutti, Flirty Fuchsia, Midnight 
Paper: Premium White Cardstock

Tropically Yours - More Inspiration!

Happy Monday all!  Here’s another fun peek at some of the goodies you’ll find in the newest Stamp of Approval collection, Tropically Yours.

If you are new to Stamp of Approval, I’ve got a little ditty written up to describe what it’s all about.  Find out more, here.

To get signed up for the wait list, click here.

I thought I’d share a few new cards today.  Now, if you watched Catherine’s blog post yesterday, she was talking about not having a pineapple in the collection… well I’m here to prove her wrong… lol!  Check this out!

I started with a traditional orange colored pineapple card.  I decided to make it little more masculine and grunge styled…
So how did I make the pineapple you ask? 
  1. Stamp the large circle stamp from the Fearless Pursuit stamp set.
  2. Stamp the circle on some masking paper. Cut the whole inside of the circle from the mask.
  3. Apply the mask over the circle and ink the lower right side with a slightly darker ink.  Stamp the triangle V’s stamp to give the circle texture. Remove the mask.
  4. Ink up the smaller reed from the Stand Tall stamp set with a light and dark ink.
So to change it up, I decided on some fun pink pineapples for my second card…
Aren’t they cute??

Now, I’m not official part of Day 2 of the Blog Hops today but here are all of today’s links for you to check out today…

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day everyone!!

~ Ally ~

Pineapple Vibe
Stamps: Fearless Pursuit, Stand Tall, Canvas Grunge Background
Ink: Tiara, Lime Rickey, Spruce, Icing on the Cake 
Paper: Premium White Cardstock

Pink Pineapple Aloha
Stamps: Stand Tall, Fearless Pursuit, Good Vibes Borders, Leave Me in Paradise, Canvas Grunge Background
Ink: It’s a Girl, Polished, Party Dress, Mint To Be, Skylight, Bellini 
Paper: Premium White Cardstock  
Accessories: Leave Me in Paradise Dies

Stamp of Approval - Tropically Yours!

Welcome to Day 1 of "Tropically Yours" Stamp of Approval Collection Blog Hop!

If you are new to Stamp of Approval... here's what's its all about!

Stamp of Approval is a box filled with a special collection of stamps and dies just for you!  All of the items in the box can be mixed and matched together and are designed to do so. Accompanied by your favorite ink, this box makes a great gift too!  I would suggest Catherine's own ink line, found here.

This lovely box of creative goodies comes straight to your mailbox but you have to order it quickly as it tends to sell out within the first 12 - 18 hours!  All the products are brand new and never been seen before.  The individual items wouldn’t be available in the shop until much, much later.   

To get on the Wait List to receive your "ready for purchase" email, click here!  You are not obligated to purchase; it’s just a reminder that it’s available for purchase in the store. If you are a member of StampNation, you will be able to shop the day before the public release date.  Just one of the perks of being a member! :) 
Now let's get to sharing some fun creations made using the contents of "Tropically Yours" Collection.

One of my personal favorites made entirely using this collection is a fun box type card…
Aren’t those little flamingos adorable!!?!?! It features a few of the stamps, dies and add-on dies from this collection; Stand Tall and coordinating dies, Leave Me in Paradise and their coordinating dies, Good Vibes Borders and Fearless Pursuits.

Here’s another angle to see a little bit more of the back ground of the card.

Next I created a fairly simple card with a great sentiment.
For the sentiment I did a little stamp surgery and cut the top off of the long sentiment and just used the beginning of the quote instead.  Aren't those hexagon die cuts cool.... they're known as the Cabana Tile Dies - also including in the collection!!!

Don't forget to grab the new color of CP ink too... it's gorgeous and it's called Coral Cabana!! Now... it's NOT included in the collection but will be available as an add-on product.  Don't forget to check out all the dies that coordinate with this collection too.

Now, take a gander at all the amazing things that my fellow designers have created with this collection... 
Ardyth  -- go here next!

LEAVE A COMMENT ON ALL THE BLOGS... and you could be 1 of 3 random winners chosen to receive $97 Gift Certificate to the shop.  Winners will be announced on Catherine’s blog.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be sharing lots of fun Tropically Yours inspiration over the next few days so come back tomorrow to see more!  Have a great day!

~ Ally ~

Pink Flamingo Sunset 
Stamps: Stand Tall, Fearless Pursuit, Good Vibes Borders, Leave Me in Paradise
Ink: Black Jack, Coral Cabana, Tiara, Sauna, It’s a Boy, Aquatini, Melon Ice, Grass Skirt, Spruce, Over Coffee, Icing on the Cake, R01,R20, R32 (Copic Markers), Black (Polychromos Pencil)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock, Sand Dunes Cardstock 
Accessories: Stand Tall Dies, Fearless Pursuit Dies, Leave Me in Paradise Dies
Be Fearless
Stamps: Tropically Yours, Fearless Pursuit
Ink: It’s a Boy, Tiki Torch, Tutti Frutti, Rockin’ Red, Lime Rickey 
Paper: Premium White Cardstock
Accessories: Tropically Yours Dies, Cabana Tile Dies

Happy Wishes

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!  Today I’ve always seen it as a lucky day.  My Mom was born on Friday the 13th!

Today I thought I’d play with some Copics and colour up a whole layered scene.  I chose to use the lovely “Abundant Petals” stamp set and some Copic Markers.  I used the fun “Natural Beauties” stamps for the sentiment.

I really tried my best to add lots of deep shadows.  If you haven’t checked out my Inspire Me Monday this past week, you too can play with how you add shading.  I also include 2 downloads for colouring practice.

 Now, make sure you check out what my fellow Bloomies have created to share with you…
Christine Okken – go here next!

Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you get some time to create too!

~ Ally ~

stampsPower Poppy (Abundant Petals, Natural Beauties)
cardstock:  Recollections (White 110#), MFT (Wild Wisteria, Black & White Stripes 6x6)
inks:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers

New Craft Stash Blog Hop

Howdy and welcome to my blog!  I’m Allison Cope and today we’re having a fun blog hop with all kinds of talented card makers.  Today is day one of three.  We’re also giving away a whole bunch of prizes too!

I’m going to share a quick unboxing and a card tutorial with you today.  I hope you enjoy this simple card making process.

Today I’m featuring a variety of Catherine Pooler Designs products.  Come and check out my video tutorial…

Our amazing sponsor’s for our New Craft Stash Blog Hop include…
Prizes include:

1.  Stampscapes - 2 prizes - Choice of Nature Sheet ($26.50 ea)
2.  Cas-ual Fridays - $25 GC
3.  Catherine Pooler - $25 GC
4.  Stamplorations - $20 GC
5.  Right At Home - $20 GC

Winners will be chosen at random from all three days worth of blogs and their comments.    Plus a few of our bloggers also have some personal prize packages to give away.  Winners will be chosen on Sunday July 22nd. Good luck!

Speaking of giveaways… leave a comment below for your chance to WIN a $25 gift certificate to Power Poppy from ME!
Now… check out the next designer for today…
Allison Cope 
Veronica Zalis – go HERE!

Check out Day 2 and Day 3 for more chances to win.  (Links go live on July 10th and 11th.) 

Day Two Blog Hop List:

  1. Melissa Miller
  2. Tracey McNeely
  3. Kelly Martin
  4. Amy Seigler
  5. Michelle Wallace
  6. Ilina Crouse
  7. Maureen Merritt
  8. Nance Salkeld
  9. Deepti Stephens
 Day Three Blog Hop List:

  1. Ingrid Blackburn 
  2. Ardyth Percy-Robb
  3. Josefine Fouarge 
  4. Tracie Pond 
  5. Nanette Tracy 
  6. Lisa Harrolle  
  7. Justine Hovey 
  8. Susan Powell
  9. Jennifer Cerizo

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to WIN one of our amazing prize packages!  Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

stampsCatherine Pooler Designs (Starlights)
inks: CP (Aquatini, Lime Rickey, It’s a Boy, Pixie Dust, Black Jack), Versamark, Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen)
cardstock: CP (Premium White Cardstock, Smoke & Mirrors Cardstock), Recollections (110# White)
embossing powder:  Stampendous! (White Detail)
crystals: Studio Katia (Sparkling Crystals – Mix)
stencil: CP (Twisted Sunburst Stencil)
dies: CP (Starlights Dies)

Bring On the Sun Shine!

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you’ve had a fabulous week!  Join me and a few Power Poppy Bloomies today for some fun stamping fun!

Marcella has just released a WHOLE bunch of brand new digital stamps for you!  She has a whole bunch of her star studded clear stamp images and has made them in a digi form.

Today I’m working with the new “Bring Home Some Sunflowers” originally from the “Sunny Harvest” clear stamp collection. 

I printed out 3 identical images of the wrapped sunflower bouquet and built a 3-D version of the bouquet.

Here’s the list of all the Copic Markers that I used to colour in my image…

Don't forget about our fabulous SALE going on too...

Now, take a few moments and check out what my fellow Bloomies have created to share with you today…
Christine Okken <—go here!

Don’t forget to participate in the June “Power & Spark Challenge” to WIN a $50 shopping spree in the Power Poppy Shop Good luck!

Have a great weekend everyone!

~ Ally ~

stamps:  Power Poppy (Bring Home Some Sunflowers)
cardstock:  Recollections (110# White), Bee Paper Company (Marker Paper)
inks:  Copic Markers, Catherine Pooler Designs (Limoncello, Sauna, Tutti Frutti, Party Dress), Sakura (White Gel Pen)
stencilStudio Katia (Mandala Stencil)
sequinsPretty Pink Posh (Marigold)

Love is in the Air!

Happy Hump Day everyone!   I’ve been having fun with my “Love is in the Air” collection of Catherine Pooler Designs. The whole collection were originally released as a Stamp of Approval collection and are now available for individual purchase in the CP Shop!

I pulled out my collection containing…
Can you believe that all came together in one awesome package???  Another awesome reason to sign up for the Stamp of Approval email list!  You are not obligated to buy the collection but it just allows you to receive the buyers link when the next collection becomes available.  Click HERE for more info!

So I created two fun cards using all of the CP amazing inks!  This time I played with almost solely the Spa Collection of inks in the Zen Garden Collection.

For the first card I used one of my most favourite back ground stamps by Catherine, the Plaid Background Stamp.

And I had a ball creating a Zen Garden rainbow for my second card.

Don’t forget to check out all the other fun NEW stuff in the Catherine Pooler Designs Shop: including the Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Collection just released today too.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great rest of the week!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy Digital Blitz!

Happy Monday everyone!  Marcella has a few new digital goodies to share with you today over on the Power Poppy Blog.  She has decided to release 10 new digital images straight from the clear stamp archives.

I decided to feature the new “Perfect Poppies” digital images.  This set includes 2 gorgeous Poppy flowers and a gorgeous sentiment.

I used my Copic Markers to colour the main image and then I added some finer details with a few Polychromos Pencils.

Not only are there 10 new images but we’re also having a SALE…

Shop your favorite in-stock Power Poppy stamp sets and take 25% OFF the regular price.

[Please note: Our new Creative + Curious Collection stamps are excluded from this promotion]

Promotion ends June 30, 2018
Make sure you check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders AND the Instant Gardners have created for you today…
Christine Okken -- go here next!
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy our sale!  Happy shopping!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Perfect Poppies)
Cardstock: The Bee Company (Marker Paper), Catherine Pooler Designs  (Sand Dunes), Misc (Gold Cardstock)
Dies: Catherine Pooler Designs (Stained Glass Coverplate), Spellbinders (A2 Devine Eleoquence), MFT (Dimensional Banners)

Inks: Copic Markers, Polychromos Pencils
Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh (Metallic Gold)

Shimmer Mist: Imagine Crafts (Sparkle
Foil:  Heidi Swapp (Gold Foil)
Paint: Delta (White Acrylic)

Kraftin' Kimmie June Reveal

Woohoo! It's here! It's here!!  Today we are celebrating the amazing release of ALL of our New JUNE Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!  ALL FOUR new stamp sets are available NOW in the Krafty Shop!

So let's have a big happy hop around the design team and guest blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a yummy beverage of choice, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!

Today I created a fun shaker card to feature the “Sweet As Can Bee” stamp set plus I also incorporated the fun “Buds & Blooms” stamp set too!

First up is the BEE-utiful set that's on everybody's list....SWEET AS CAN BEE!!!

Next up are the LAST TWO stamp sets from Annie, so scoop them up before they're gone..... SASSY SOPHIE..... and MELINDA MERMAID!
And lastly is the OTTER-ly adorable stamp set.... FROM THE OTTER SIDE!!
Also we have released TWO NEW Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks in YUMMY YELLOW and MARVELLOUS MOCHA!! So be sure to add them to your stash!

ALL the new sets are NOW AVAILABLE individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our JUNE Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FOUR of the new sets together, plus our 2 new ink pads and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!

Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!

~ Ally ~

stampsKraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Sweet as can Bee, Buds & Blooms)
cardstock:  Bee Paper Company (Marker Paper), Recollections (110# White), SU! (Pool Party), MFT (Tropical Teal), Acetate
dies:  Honey Bee Stamps (Hexagon Coverplate Middle Layer & Top Layer, Hexagon Bunches), Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Circles)
inks:  Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Wicked Black, Yummy Yellow), Catherine Pooler Designs (Fiesta Blue), Polychromos Pencils, Copic Markers
sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear, Lemon Meringue, Merigold)
micro beads:  Martha Stewart (Antique Copper)

BIG Power Poppy Sale!

Hello, Friends! Get your wish lists out and get over to Power Poppy because just about EVERYTHING is on sale! It's summer time and the livin' is easy! Treat yourself to a stack of new stamps and a few new digis and have yourself a coloring good time!

Just announced!

Shop your favorite in-stock Power Poppy stamp sets and take 25% OFF the regular price.
[Please note: Our new Creative + Curious Collection stamps are excluded from this promotion]
Promotion ends June 30, 2018

And Friends, in addition to this there's something MORE! Be sure to visit the blog again on Monday because Marcy is going to share TEN images that have been previously available exclusively in clear stamps .... but will now be digital downloads!! There are some VERY POPULAR illustrations in this mix, and some true favorites to color AND they’ll all be 25% off with discount code.

Here's a little card I made for the Card Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers this week.  I used the new "Abundant Petals" stamp set and some QUICK Copic Marker colouring...

I kept the colouring SUPER EASY on this card.  I didn't really add low lights or highlights at all, just bright bold colour!

This is truly an awesome sale! Don't miss out. The coupon code can be used as many times as you want until June 30, 2018.

Happy shopping!

~ Ally ~ 

stamps:  Power Poppy (Abundant Petals)
cardstockBee Paper Company (Marker Paper
patterned paperMFT (Black & White Stripes 6x6), Bo Bunny
inkMemento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers    

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps ~ Sweet As Can Bee

Howdy and welcome to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' June Krafty Peeks.....Day ONE! SWEET AS CAN BEE and NEW Krafty Kolours Hybrid INKS!

Today we are kickin' off our JUNE Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  We've got a super sweet stamp set to share with you today!  This one is from artist Becky Pearce and it's called SWEET AS CAN BEE!

This BEE-utiful set was included in our Summer Krafty Kit along with TWO BRAND NEW Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks!!! The set comes with SEVEN main images, some cute accessory stamps and FIVE fabby sentiment stamps for a total of FIFTEEN stamps in the set!

The gorgeous new Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks we are introducing this month are YUMMY YELLOW and MARVELLOUS MOCHA!!! You can get them in large ink pads, mini cubes and also refills!! They go perfectly with this release!!

Check out this BUZZ-worthy set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today! You'll see the list of Krafty design team members PLUS special Krafty Guests below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

I just adore this sweet little stamp set all those cute little bees.  Here's what I created to share with you today...

Here's a little close up of my popped-up cuties...

You'll get to see all the incredible creations for June as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out all FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

Happy hoppin' and we'll see you back here tomorrow for more amazing new stamp sets!

 ~ Ally ~

stampsKraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Sweet As Can Bee)
inks:  Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Wicked Black), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen), Spectrum Noir (Clear Sparkle Pen)
cardstock: Bee Paper Company (Marker Paper), Recollections (White 110#)

Sea You Soon!

Over at Splitcoaststampers for the Card Sketch challenge, we are celebrating our 700th sketchWOWSERS!

Cathy McCauley is up this week for the sketch and she chose to go right back to the challenge’s roots and relive the very first sketch again.  And here it is…

It’s a fairly simple one isn’t it?

I chose to use some of the newest goodies from my mailbox, some new Studio Katia stamps and stencils.  I used the new “Under the Sea” stamp set and the “Brush Stroke Waves Stencil” to create my card today.

And I even used the super fun “Pivot Pop-Up” die from Lawn Fawn to create a an interactive inside to my card…

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Studio Katia (Under the Sea)
inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Catherine Pooler Designs (Mint To Be, It’s a Boy, Seafoam
dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Circles), Lawn Fawn (Pivot Pop-Up)
cardstock: Recollections (White 110#), Vellum
stencil:  Studio Katia (Brush Stroke Wave Stencil)
other: Ranger (Glossy Accents)