Thankful Moose

Happy Hump Day!  It’s my turn to share a card sketch over at Splitcoaststampers this week!

To check out this week’s sketch, CLICK HERE.

I needed another Thanksgiving card for the upcoming holiday (only 2 weeks away here in Canada!) so I chose to use the adore “Spruce” the Moose from Purple Onion Designs.


To create the panel, I used a long skinny die cut rectangle from MFT and then I created a blended orange panel to put behind it.

A super easy card!

Thanks for stopping by!  Come on over to Splitcoast and join in the card sketch fun!

~ Ally ~



stamps: Purple Onion Designs (Spruce
cardstock: Recollections (#110 White)
dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles, Slider Channel Builder)
ink: Catherine Pooler Designs (Mint To Be), MFT (Licorice Black), Copic Markers
patterned papers: Lawn Fawn (Knit Picky Fall 6x6) 
enamel dots: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Underwater Dots, Spooky Dots)

Let's Go to the Circus!




I’m sharing some of my October Club Canvo creations with you today!

The Club Canvo’s theme is kind of a circus feel.  It’s adorable!

It contains the Oh Yay!  It’s October! stamp set and the Photo Booth Stencil this month.

Let’s start with my intro page!  I chose lots of bright fun colours for this page.  I also pulled in the CP Twisted Sunburst Stencil for that Big Top feel!


For my full calendar, I chose to keep the design I little simpler.  I chose to combine my weekend squares.


For my first week’s spread, I wanted to showcase the adorable carousel horse.


This collection for the October Club Canvo was so fun to create with!


To find out more about the Club Canvo subscription, click HERE.

Happy planning!

~ Ally ~

The Woods is Calling!


It’s Tuesday and over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps it’s our monthly SKRAPPY CHALLENGE where we challenge YOU to make Anything BUT a Card!!!

For this challenge you can make anything you wanna... except a card! So that means bookmarks, gifts, scrapbook pages, journal art, planner pages, tags, boxes...pretty much anything that includes a krafty stamp!!

So I accidentally damaged my previous phone cover with some water so I had to throw it out.  So I figured I needed a new one.  Since it’s backing to camping season for me and my new Scout Troop I thought I’d go with a camping themed cover this time.

So I grabbed my “Good in the Woods” and my “Good in the Woods Accessories” stamp sets and decided to stamp them with Wicked Black ink and colour them up with Copic Markers today.


So here’s a photo with the panel slipped into my clear phone case.


Just be sure to include a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp and that it's a NEW creation! As soon as we have at least five people playing, we'll be giving away a PRIZE!!! yep! One lucky krafter will WIN a $20 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

You have a whole month to play along until Monday, October 28th at midnight EST!

Also be sure to share your creations on the Krafty Friends Facebook page because we LOVE to see your stuff!

Check out some incredible inspiration from the Krafty Design Team below, then join us for all the fun!!

Happy Kraftin'!

~ Ally ~
 

stamps: KKS (Good in the Woods, Good in the Woods Accessories)
cardstock: Recollections (65# White)
ink: KKS (Wicked Black), Copic Markers

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MFT Card Design Superstar–Coloring Virtuoso

Howdy all!  Happy Saturday! 

This post is for my second entry into MFT Card Design Superstar Contest in the Coloring Virtuoso category.

For my card this time, I used the “Cute Chemist” stamp set with some Copic Markers plus some Polychromos Pencil details.


I gave my little chemist a kind of blackboard back ground and I used all the little flasks, test tube and molecule images and stamped them all over the red cardstock layer.


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you like my card creation.

~ Ally ~



MFT Products Used:
Cute Chemist Stamp Set
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2

Other Products:
Recollections (White 110# Cardstock)
Red Cardstock (unknown)
Copic Markers
Polychromos Pencils
Sakura (White Gel Pen)
Distress Ink (Antique Linen Ink)
Catherine Pooler Designs (Rockin’ Red ink)

Let's Get Spooky!

Hello and welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge!  We are here to inspire your creativity!

Our hostess with the mostess this week is Krafty Girl, Delphine!
And her challenge for you is.... HALLOWEEN!
 
For my Halloween card creation I decided to use the adorable “Spooky Suckers” stamp set and go SUPER spooky by colouring in the little girl vampire with a ghostly feel!


I used one of the sentiments recently released from the “Pumpkin Kisses” stamp set.For my night sky, I used some Salty Sea, Lovely LagoonMermaid Melody and even some new Berry Bliss ink.

Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like! These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and products will earn you double entries! Each submission will enter you into the monthly draw of a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

Don't forget to check out this weekend's SPECIALS! We've got FOUR of our fabby stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF so hop on over to the shop to check them out!

We've also got a sketch to inspire you for the month of September! You don't have to use it but it's there for you to use if you need a little kick start....feel free to use it any time!

Happy kraftin'!

~ Ally ~
 

Stamps: KKS (Spooky Suckers, Pumpkin Kisses)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), MFT (Vellum)
Inks: KKS (Party Peach, Salty Sea, Lovely Lagoon, Mermaid Melody, Berry Bliss), Copic Markers
Dies: MFT (Stitched Cloud Edges)
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MFT 2019 Card Design Superstar ~ Innovation Master

Howdy all!  I’ve always wanted to participate in the yearly My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Event ever since it started.  I finally took the time to create for this year’s event.

There are 3 categories to participate in: Clean & Simple Genius, Coloring Virtuoso and finally the Innovation Master.

This card is for the Innovation Master category.  This card contains a shaker element, a pull out tag component and finally an interactive component; a MFT die version of a slider card.


Here’s a quick photo of the dies I used to create my slide element for my card:

Here is the card with the tag pulled out to reveal the Lucky sentiment.

Here is the slider element pulled out to reveal the sentiment and puppy pals at the bottom.

Here's a quick video to show all of the interactive parts to the card;

Thanks for coming to check out my card creation!

Have a great Friday!


~ Ally ~

MFT products used:
Canine Companion Stamp Set
Grassy Edges Stencil
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1
A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2
Little Letters Die-namics
Little Numbers Die-namics
Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics
Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics
Cross Stitched Squares STAX Die-namics (for the square holes)
Slider Channel Builder Die-namics (for the pull out tag)
Stars/Sky Vertical Die-namic (inside, on the upper pull out panel)
Hearts & Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad (patterned paper)

Other Products:
Recollections (110# White Cardstock)
Tim Holtz (Metallic Kraftstock)
Ranger Distress Oxide (Mowed Lawn)
Copic Markers 
Sequins

It's Release Day for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

Today we are celebrating all the new goodies that are available NOW from our SEPTEMBER Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

All FOUR new clear stamp sets are NOW available over at the Krafty Shop, along with our new ink, TWO new Krafty Stencils and our new Holiday Krafty Dots! Yaaaay!

So let's have a fun hop around the Krafty Team's blogs and check everything out in action! Grab a nice hot (or cold) beverage, sit back and relax while you enjoy this kreative tour!

I decided to make a fun easel card using the Leaves Are Falling stamp set for our final day of release fun!

And here she is all propped up!

First up we have a new set from artist, Cheryl Grant called....Leaves Are Falling....

Then we have TWO new clear stamps set for September from artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen called.....
Christmas Seals..... and Holiday Wishes!

Next up is a super jolly holiday set from artist, Neda Sadreddin called....Elf-tacular!

And lastly is a super sweet set from a brand new artist and Krafty Team member....Sabrina van Vloten called....  You’re a Squeak-heart!

Also available now is our brand new Hybrid Ink colour in the large ink pad, mini cube and ink refill and it's called.... Berry Bliss!

We have two new stencils that are perfect for all your new creations called....
Holly Stencil and So Many Circles Stencil!

And lastly we've got new KRAFTY DOTS!!
The new set is....Holiday Dots!

Everything is NOW available at the krafty shop! All the new products are available individually but if you HAVE to have it ALL this month, you can pick up our GIMME KIMMIES KIT which contains one of EVERYTHING we released this month and at a discount but for a limited time!


Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: KKS (Leaves Are Falling)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Patterned Papers: Lawn Fawn (Knit Picky – Fall 6x6)
Inks: KKS (Totally Taupe, Mermaid Melody), Copic Markers
Dies: Spellbinders (Labels 22), SugarPea Designs (Stitched Flags), Catherine Pooler (Fallen Leaves)
Other: Thread

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You're a Squeak-Heart!

It's Day FOUR of our September Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

We are especially thrilled to share today's stamp set with you because....we have a brand new artist!!  If you're familiar with our Krafty Design team, then you will recognize this name.....it's SABRINA VAN VLOTEN!

Several months ago I saw some little doodles that Sabrina had added to one of her KKS creations and I said...did you draw that?!  And those doodles sparked the inspiration for her very first stamp set!!! Here it is....
You’re a Squeak-heart!

 
This adorable stamp set features a set of MICE!! I mean...could they BE any cuter??!! The set comes with several main images in some super sweet poses plus several accessories and some awesome coordinating sentiments!
 
I couldn’t resist pairing up our brand new ink, Berry Bliss, one of our new stencils, “So Many Circles Stencil” with these adorable mice!  Aren’t they all a fantastic mix!?!?


Plus a few “Holiday Dots” for some pops of colour too!

Of course, today is also Challenge Day and as always, during release week the theme is Anything Goes! So create a card, scrapbook page, altered item.....with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp! Use any sketch, design, colour scheme you want!

We can't wait to see your creations and you have all week to play along (until September 20th) and we'll announce the winner at the end of the month! Feel free to link up your submission at the bottom of this post and/or by uploading your pic to the folder in our Krafty Friends Facebook group! You could WIN a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!
 
We've also got a sketch for you! If you're needing a little inspiration, feel free to use this awesome sketch anytime this month!

You'll get to see all sorts of sweet creations featuring You’re a Squeak-heart as you hop around the Krafty Team blogs today! PLUS you'll see some of the other goodies in action....like our new stencils, new ink and new Krafty Dots!

Be sure to join us at our LIVE Facebook Release Party this afternoon (Saturday, September 14th) at 2pm EST where we'll be celebrating ALL the new goodies and they will be released at the online shop!

Happy hoppin'!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: KKS (You’re a Squeak-heart)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Inks: KKS (Berry Bliss, Wicked Black), Copic Markers
Dies: Catherine Pooler (Circles)
Dots: KKS (Holiday Dots)
Stencils: KKS (So Many Circles Stencil)
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Fortunes of Fall

Thanksgiving is just around the corner for me as I live here in Alberta.  In Canada we celebrate in early October.  So I’m in the mood to create my cards early this year.

Today I chose to pull out the “Fortunes of Fall” stamp set by Power Poppy along with my Polychromos Pencils and create away.

Now go on check out my fellow Bloom Brigade members who have fun projects to share today…




Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Power Poppy (Fortunes of Fall)
cardstock:  Recollections (110# White)
patterned paper: PhotoPlay Paper Co (Fall Breeze 6x6), Lawn Fawn (Knit Picky Fall 6x6)
dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles, Dimensional Banners), Spellbinders (Labels 4)
inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Polychromos Pencils

Elf-Tacular!

Welcome back to Day THREE of our SEPTEMBER 2019 release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We are keepin' things going with a brand new adorable set from artist, Neda Sadreddin called....
Elf-tacular!

Check out these sweet elves, reindeer and SANTA of course! So many fun accessory stamps... presents, snowflakes, candy canes, stars!! Plus several magical sentiments!

I have two cards to share with you today.  I’ll start with my CAS card first.

For my first card, I used the beautiful “Holly Stencil” and some white pigment ink to create a fun strip of holiday fun for my adorable critters to sit at the end of.


And for my second card I created a die cut frosty scene for my Santa and his helper to play in!  I coloured them in with some fun ZIG Markers.


As you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today you will see the ELF-TACULAR stamp set in action in combination with our awesome new September Kraftin' Kimmie products.....ink, stencils and krafty dots!

Everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on Saturday, September 14th at 2pm EST!

For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: KKS (Elf-tacular)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Catherine Pooler (Sand Dunes)
Inks: KKS (Wicked Black), ColorBox (Frost White), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen), Glossy Accents, Versamark
Embossing Powder: Ink on 3 (Arctic White)
Stencils: KKS (Holly Stencil)
Dots: KKS (Holiday Dots)
 
Stamps: KKS (Elf-tacular)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Inks: KKS (Party Peach, Berry Bliss), ZIG Markers
Dies: SugarPea Designs (Log Cabin Mountainscape), MFT (Stitched Rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Slopes and Hills)

Holiday Wishes & Christmas Seals


We're back for Day 2 with more HOLIDAY goodness for our SEPTEMBER 2019 release for

Today we have TWO NEW sets by our fabulous artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen! First up is....

Check out the gorgeous larger sized sentiments in this set in a combination of lovely fonts! They can be used as the focal point of your creation, they can be used in combination with a coloured image, you can use them on the insides of your cards, on tags, on bags and lots more!!

Second up is.....Christmas Seals!

We've updated our trinket style stamp set with a combination of circular sentiments and designs!!! 
These new stamps are perfect to use with your circle punches, your round dies or on their own! Think of all the tags you can create and so quickly using these sweet images with our coloured hybrid inks! Plus they make fabulous additions to your coloured images on cards and scrapbook pages and all your other holiday goodies!
Today I chose to work with the amazing "Holiday Wishes" stamp set.  Who doesn't love a great fantastic Christmas sentiment stamp set?!?  I  combined it with out brand new "Holly Stencil" and one of our previous stencils built for the winter season, the "Sweater Weather Stencil".
And to ink up of my fun stencils and die cut shapes, I used the brand new luscious Berry Bliss ink along with some Charming Chartreuse, Mossy Meadow, Enchanted Emerald and Ruby Red inks.

As you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today you will see both stamp sets in action in combination with our awesome new September Kraftin' Kimmie products... ink, stencils and krafty dots!
You'll see MORE of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on Saturday, September 14th at 2pm EST!
For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!
~ Ally ~


Stamps: KKS (Holiday Wishes)

Cardstock:  Recollections (110# White), Tim Holtz (Metallic Cardstock)

Inks: KKS (Berry Bliss, Charming Chartreuse, Mossy Meadow, Enchanted Emerald, Ruby Red), Versamark, Ink on 3 (Liquid Pixie Dust), Copic Markers

Dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles), Honey Bee Stamps (Globe & Ornament Shaker Tag), Catherine Pooler (Tis the Season Dies), Spellbinders (Cinch and Go Poinsettia)

Embossing Powder:  Stampendous! (Clear Detail)

Stencils: KKS (Holly Stencil, Sweater Weather Stencil)

Dots: KKS (Holiday Dots)

Other: Brads, Silver Thread

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Leaves Are Falling!

All the Krafty FUN is about to begin as we kick off the SEPTEMBER 2019 release for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

This is Day ONE of our Krafty Peeks and we are incredibly excited to share everything with you!
You may have seen some sneaky peeks on the Krafty Friends page this week as we introduced these goodies at our 2nd Annual Krafty Retreat but we're going to give you the full low down on these amazing new products for you now!


We've got new stamps, stencils, ink and enamel dots! Get ready 'cause here we GO!


We are starting things off today with a super sweet new FALL set from artist, Cheryl Grant!!Leaves Are Falling!



This stamp set helps us to think of cooler weather, warm sweaters and crunchy fallen leaves! I think they're ready for fall, don't you?
I absolutely adore the sweet little Lucas with his puppy on the pumpkin farm.  What about you?

As you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today you will see the Leaves Are Falling stamp set in action in combination with our all of our other awesome new September Kraftin' Kimmie products!

You will spot our newest addition to the Krafty Kolours Hybrid Ink line! It's a gorgeous new rich burgundy colour named Berry Bliss!

As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, mini cubes and ink refills!
We've got TWO brand new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help accessorize your creations!
They are called Holly Stencil and So Many Circles Stencil!

And of course, we are adding the perfect new Krafty Dots for this release!
These ones are called Holiday Dots!

You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of August Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on Saturday, September 14th at 2pm EST!
For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!! Be sure to leave some love on EACH stop on the hop because I'm going to be giving away some krafty $$ to the shop!! PLUS our designers are AMAZING and you should tell them so!
Happy hoppin'!
~ Ally ~


Stamps: KKS (LLeaves Are Falling)

Cardstock:  Recollections (110# White)

Inks: KKS (Marvellous Mocha, Wicked Black), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen)

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A Thanksgiving Card

Today I’m sharing a fun Fall card featuring the “Chrysanthemum XL” stamp set and some Brusho and Copic Marker coloring for my Inspire Me Monday for Power Poppy.

So grab a mug of your favorite warm drink and join me on the Power Poppy Blog!

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2019/09/inspire-me-monday-brusho-copic-markers.html

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you get inspired and go and create something fun this week!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Power Poppy (Chrysanthemum XL, Fortunes of Fall)
cardstock: Strathmore (Cold Press Watercolor), Recollections (110# White)
ink: Versamark, Catherine Pooler (Peppermint Scrub), Copic Markers
dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles), Elizabeth Crafts (Happy Birthday)
dots: Kraftin’ Kimmie (Lovey Dots)

Orange Witches

Happy Saturday everyone!  Are you ready for another Saturday Challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps?

Our lovely hostess this week is Krafty Girl, Melany!  And her challenge for you is....
SHAPES!!

For my card today I thought I’d make another fun Halloween themed card with our new adorable “I Want Candy” stamp set.  I mean, who can resist those sweet little trick-or-treaters!?!?

As for shapes, I chose to use a circle shaped card base with a square and an oval on it using some fun spook-tacular themed patterned papers.

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card too…

Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like! These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and products will earn you double entries! Each submission will enter you into the monthly draw of a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

We've also got a sketch to inspire you for the month of September! You don't have to use it but it's there for you to use if you need a little kick start... feel free to use it any time!

Happy kraftin'!

~ Ally ~


stamps: KKS (I Want Candy)
cardstock: Recollections (110# Black, 65# White)
patterned papers: Doodlebug Designs (October 31st 6x6)
dies: Spellbinders (Lacey Circles), Catherine Pooler Designs (Circles), Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Squares), MFT (Cross-stitched Oval, Stitched Mini Scalloped Oval
inks: KKS (Wicked Black), Copic Markers
other: Glossy Accents

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