Go Rock This Day!

Howdy Power Poppy peeps!  Hope your Friday is beginning off fabulously!

Today I thought I’d share the newer released “Layer Cake” digital stamp and combine it with the fun “Small But Mighty Affirmations” clear stamp set!

I’m a confessed chocoholic so I just HAD to colour my delicious birthday cake chocolate brown with a splash of fun rainbow candy dots.
 Copic Markers used: BG10, BG11, B04, E25, E27, E29, G03, R17, V06, Y02, YR04 

See those cute little tiny stars?!?!  Yup, those little stars are part of the “Small But Mighty Affirmations” clear stamp set and they are just clearly adorable!

Today I'm playing along with a few challenges...

Hope you’ll now take a few more moments and take a gander at what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has created to share with you all today…

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Layer CakeSmall But Mighty Affirmations)
cardstock:  Neenah (Solar White)
inks:  Memento (Tuxedo Black Ink) Copic Markers
patterned paper:  BasicGrey (Kneehighs)

Farm-tastic Masking 101!

Come and join me on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog today for a fun video tutorial all about using different kinds of masking products.

I’ll be showcasing some products you can find at your scrapbook store, from your hardware store and even some products from the dollar store!

Here’s a little sneak peek for you…
You can also connect directly to my video on YouTube right here.

Come and check out my tutorial!

~ Ally ~

Sweet Berry Hugs

Hello stamp lovers!  Today is the reveal for Power Poppy’s newest digital stamp set.  But wait!  There’s TWO digi stamp debuting today!  Hooray!

Introducing… Created to Create”!

And also meet “Juicy Strawberries”!  The digi I chose to share today.

Copic Markers: Sadly I did not record the colours I used.

I kept my card VERY simple. I slightly enlarged the berry image to fit the front panel of my A2 card front.and who couldn’t help but adore that sweet accompanying sentiment!!!

Come and join both members from the Bloom Brigade and the Instant Gardeners design teams on our blog hop today…
Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you enjoy everyone creations!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Juicy Strawberries)
cardstock: Neenah (Solar white), Flourishes (red)
ink:  Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gelly Roll Pen)
twine:  SU! (Baker’s Twine)
tools:  Copic Airbrush
other: thread.

Tropical Paradise Inspired

So I finished up Periscopeing just a few minutes ago and what I wanted was to create a card using the viewers to decide some of the steps.

First we started off with choosing from 4 color palettes and the decision was use the colors from this photo were to be used...

And step by step we built a card together using the majority of the 4 stamps sets and 3 die sets from the Stamp of ApprovalBeautiful World” collection. Viewers got to decide the shape of my focal piece, what stamp set to use, what flowers they wanted me to use, the sentiment and the placement of the floral cluster with leaves.

It was a super fun process and great to get feedback plus a good way to share my process.

And the final card after the Scope...

I think it turned out amazing!

Make sure to catch my Periscope replay in the next day as they disappear after 24 hours!  Search: “Allison Cope”.

I'll be doing this again in the future because it was a blast!!!  Thanks to all those people who dropped in to check it out and help me with my card.

I also challenged viewers to be inspired by my card and to share their cards below! GO!!!!

EDITED TO ADD: You can check out the YouTube of my Periscope right here!

~ Ally ~

stamps & dies: Stamp of Approval (Beautiful World Collection)
ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Simon Says Stamp (Spring Rain)
cardstock: Neenah (Solar White), Stampin’ Up! (Bermuda Bay)

Periscope Stamp of Approval Card Challenge Today!

Come and join me on Periscope today!

YOU guys are going to help me create a card using all the goodies from the new Stamp of Approval "Beautiful World" collection!

See you in a few hours!!!!

~ Ally ~

SOA: Beautiful World Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the final day of sneak peeks for the new “Beautiful World” collection of Stamp of Approval.  Today, Catherine Pooler, the StampNation Dream Team and our honoured guests will be taking you through a whole myriad of stunning and awe inspiring designs using this new box of goodies!

For my card creation today, I focused on using the “Geo Builders” stamps by brand new Catherine Pooler Designs, the “2 Yous Dies” by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, the coordinating dies stamps, “Enchanted Garden” by SugarPea Designs and finally the “Beautiful World” stamps by Gina K. Designs.

I stuck with a black, white, teal and limey green colour scheme with a tiny touch of gold.  I love how it turned out!

Look for me on Periscope today....

Now, before you go...

Good luck!


And our amazing team of designers today include...

Allison Cope - you are here!
Laurel Beard - GO HERE NEXT!

Happy hopping!

~ Ally ~

Stamp of Approval: Introducing... Beautiful World

Welcome to the sneak peek day 3 of our our newest Stamp of Approval collection called “Beautiful World”!

This box is filled with stamps sets and dies from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Gina K. Designs, SugarPea Designs (one of my favourite stamp companies!) and debuting… Catherine Pooler Designs!!!

For my card sneak peek today, I’m featuring a card using only two of the FIVE stamp sets from the Beautiful World collection.

For my card I used some fun ZIG Clean Color Pens to colour in my multitude of magical butterflies.

Now, take a moment and leave some love for my other co-designers today…
Allison Cope <—you are here!

Make sure you come back on TUESDAY for the full designer Beautiful World blog hop… someone is going to WIN a box for FREE!  Actually, TWO people are going to win boxes!  Woohoo!

The Beautiful World collection goes on sale on Wednesday April 20th.  Boxes go on sale at 9 am EST for StampNation members and then the wait listed people get an email at 10am EST.

PLUS... don't forget... one lucky box purchaser is going to WIN a Mini MISTI tool.  Catherine packed one box amid all the boxes with a tool just for you!  Can't wait to see who receives that special "GOLDEN TICKET" box!

To ensure you get an email notification to purchase a box for yourself, please visit the Stamp of Approval site and get on the Wait List today!  Click here for further details. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you on Tuesday!

~ Ally ~

Only 3 Markers ~ Take 2!

Howdy all!  Happy Monday to you all!

Today I’m over on the Power Poppy Blog today sharing a card creation for my Inspire Me Monday episode, right HERE.

Come and check out my second card for Christine’s fabulous Power & Spark challenge for April.  It’s a good one!  I thoroughly enjoyed creating another fun card for it.  To check out my first card, click here.

Here’s a little sneak peek for you…

Thanks for stopping by!  Please leave me a comment over on the Power Poppy blog. I’d love to know what you think of my card and the challenge.

~ Ally ~

Feline Better?

Howdy all!  It’s Friday and this is my second post of the day… wow!  It’s miracle to have more than one post a week some weeks!!

Today I’m playing along with the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps “Saturday Challenge”.  This week’s theme is “HOME” (hence the birdhouses!).  And I had been waiting to enter this week’s challenge until I got the brand new stamp set, “Welcome to the Neighbourhood!” – which I received today!!!  So I inked it up right away (along with the sentiment from the “A Purr-fect Day” stamp set) and created this card, also using the March card sketch too!

And here’s what the March Sketch looks like…

I’m also happy to announce that I was one of the winners of Kim’s Guest Designer contest held a few weeks ago.  I’ll be designing for her new release in May and can I say… the May new release stamps are SO cute and I can hardly wait to create with them!  You’re going to want them ALL!

Kim is also promoting a brand new Surprise Guest Krafty Kit!  This kit is now available for purchase TODAY and only available until April 15th.  This kit is available for international customers too!  For further kit details, click here.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you like my little feline creation!

~ Ally ~

stamps:  Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Welcome to the Neighbourhood, A Purr-fect Day)
cardstock:  Neenah (Solar White), Stampin' Up! (Bermuda Bay)
ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Pen)
patterned paper:  Echo Park (Summer Bliss 6x6)
corner rounder:  EK Success
edge punch: Fiskars
other:  thread.

Happy 2nd Birthday Power Poppy!

Power Poppy is turning 2.... I know!?!?!  TWO!?!? Congrats Marcella!!!  Marcy and the Power Poppy design teams want to THANK YOU, our sweet and encouraging peeps around the world, for helping us spread the botanical abundance and zest for life. Your creativity, love, and generosity of spirit is SO STRONG! We are thrilled to kick off another year of flowering and empowering together.

From Friday through Monday, we're offering 20% OFF all Stamps, Digital and Clear. Use discount code: MARCELLA at checkout to receive the special savings. PLUS, for four days only we have a special birthday digi for only TWO BUCKS... our little Layer Cake Digital Stamp & Sentiment set. Visit Power Poppy to learn more.   Happy shopping!!!

Plus with this being the first Friday of the month, the Bloom Brigade is ushering in a new Power & Spark Challenge for the month of April and it’s a doozey!!!
Power & Spark - 3 Marker Challenge - only use 3 markers to colour! 

1.  Pick three markers from the same colour family to create a monochromatic design… OR…

2.  Pick three markers from complementary colour families  - easier to blend…OR… 

3.  For the courageous or expert....pick three random markers and colour away!

For all the challenge rules and specifics, please visit this post.

So join me in my creative space today, to see how I picked and coloured up the sweet birdie wreath from the fun “Folk Heart” stamp collection…

To see it in HD, visit YouTube here.

And here’s another quick look at my final birthday card celebrating Power Poppy’s 2nd Birthday today featuring a sentiment from the “Short Stacks” stamp set…

And as you can see, I added some bling to make it sparkle…

Along with a new challenge, some of the Bloom Brigade will also be sharing some sketchy creations today.  A few of the designers have joined Becky Fleck over on the PageMaps site to flaunt some new cards using Becky’s latest card sketches… me included!  Today I’m only going to sneak peek my card but you can see it in it’s full “Glory” over in the April CardMaps right here.
I used the super fun-tastic “Play Ball!” stamp set to create a whimsical masculine birthday card.

Wishing Marcy and Power Poppy another fabulous year ahead!  Check out what the Bloom Brigade has in store for you…

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Cheryl Scrivens
Marcy on the Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy the creative journey today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Folk Heart, Short Stacks)
cardstock:  Neenah (Solar White)

patterned papers: Penny Black (Painted Blooms 6x6), Lili of the Valley (Promises – Solids 8x8)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress (Barn Door), Copic Markers (R17, YG17, V93)
die: Spellbinders (A2 Bracket Borders)

sequinsPretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear).
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