MFT: Camp Create!

Howdy all!  I've been working hard at getting all five of my My Favorite Things; Camp Create cards done the last few days.  It was SO fun to finally sit down and create for me... not for anyone else!

Without further adieu...
For the foiling challenge I actually created a little interactive card.  That little pig flies through the sky among the shiny stars.
MFT: Stamps: Hog Heaven  Dies: Surf & Turf, Star/Sky Vertical, Stitched Cloud Edges, Stitched Circles

 I also used some mini iridescent star sequins and a strip of silver foiled cardstock!


For this one I grabbed a whole bunch of fun stamp images, stamped away and then coloured them using my Prismacolor Pencils.
 MFT: Stamps: Hog Heaven, You Make My Tail Wag, I Knead You, Snuggle Bunnies, Sweet Forest Friends

 For this card, I created an inlaid die scene to put all my little critter friends in!
 MFT: Stamps: Sweet Forest Friends   Dies: Birch Trees, In The Clouds, Stitched Basic Edges

For this card, I used a grand total of NINE masks. I stamped and masked everything off and then used my Copic Airbrush System to give it that limey green glow... then I removed all the masked and coloured everything with Copics.
MFT: Stamps:  Polynesian Paradise

There's even a bit of sparkle here too...

And finally...

For this card I create a very simple pineapple background for my hula girl!
MFT: Stamps: Polynesian Paradise

Thanks for stopping in!  I hope you get a kick out of all my new creations!

~ Ally ~

Sunshine of My Life

Happy Friday everyone!  It’s time for some new digital Power Poppy goodies!

I’ve been really struggling lately with creating.  I find it hard to create when you don’t have that “creative mojo” flowing.  Plus not sleeping at night doesn’t help that struggle!  I know there's a lot of creative insomniacs out there!!!  LOL!   

I wanted to use watercolor paint and the paper I chose initially just wasn’t havin’ it!  So after scrapping the first piece, I grabbed my water colour paper and created something else to colour!  Hooray!

Here is my final card… simple and sweet!  I googled "Sunflowers" and I just love there are so many cool varieties out there... bright yellow, oranges and even pinky toned ones too!

This card has a little secret… it’s been FOILED!

A great way to add some sparkle to those fabulous digital images if you print them on a laser printer.  And yes.... my 140# water colour paper fit through my printer!

I hope you take a gander at what the Instant Gardners AND the Bloom Brigade have created for your lovely eyes to gawk at today!  Happy hopping…

Barb Walker
Debbie Olson
Nancy Sheads
Cheryl Scrivens
Broni Holcombe
Stacy Morgan
Cindy Lawrence
Allison Cope
Tosha Leyendekker
Christine Okken
Kathy Jones 

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Sunshine of My Life)
paints: Yarka Water Color Paints
paper: Strathmore Water Color Paper (140#)
foil: Deco Foil (Thermoweb)
tool: Scor-Pal

Somewhere Over the...

Somewhere over the RAINBOW… skies are blue

They sure are!

It's my turn for Inspire Me Monday! Come and check out my RAINBOW inspired creations over on the Power Poppy Blog today.  I'm also sharing a quick video on making one final rainbow card!

Here's a little sneak peek of all my fun cards...

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you head on over to the Power Poppy Blog and leave me a comment!

Happy stamping!

~ Ally ~

Rainbow Hellos
Stamps: Power Poppy (Big Scripts, Small But Mighty Affirmations)
Inks: Simon Says Stamp (Duckling, Sunkist, Hollyhock, Hot Mama, Blue Jay, Lucky)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Patterned Papers: My Favorite Things (Dots & Stripes Neutral 6x6)
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Mini Clear Stars)
Other: Wink of Stella (Clear)

Rainbow Cake
Stamps: Power Poppy (Party Time, Nice Things to Say)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers (C1, C3, Y0000, Y000, Y08, Y13, Y15, YR04, YR16, R39, V17, B02, B04, YG06), Wink of Stella
Cardstock:  Recollections (110# White)
Dies: Spellbinder (Scalloped Ovals, Grommet Tags), My Favorite Things (Stitched Ovals, Stars/Sky Vertical)
Twine:  Stampin’ Up! (Basic Black
Tools: Copic Air Brush System

Clover Rainbow
Stamps: Power Poppy (Wish You Luck, Nice Things to Say)
Cardstock: Canson (90# Watercolor Paper)
Inks: Zig Clean Color Markers (Lemon Yellow, Yellow, Orange, Carmine Red, Light Violet, Violet, Cobalt Blue, Light Green, Green, Brown), Wink of Stella
Dies:  Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Rectangles)
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear)

Sending Rainbows
Stamps: Power Poppy (Simply Camellias)
Inks: Ranger Distress (Festive Berries, Carved pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Broken China, Seedless Preserves), Versamark, Copic Multi-liner, Wink of Stella
Cardstock: Recollections (White, Black), Canson (Water Color Paper)
Patterned Papers: My Favorite Things (Dots & Stripes Neutral 6x6)
Dies: My Favorite Things (Rainbows), Simon Says Stamp (Sending)
Embossing Powder: Stampendous (Detail White
Sequins: CraftMedley
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Stamp of Approval: Lovely Notes Collection Blog Hop

Hello fellow stamping addicts!  Today is day one of our three days of sneak peeks for our newest Stamp of Approval box... the LOVELY NOTES COLLECTION.

WHAT IS STAMP OF APPROVAL?  Stamp of Approval is a collection of fun products (stamps and dies) that work fabulously together plus they will also work incredibly well with supplies you already own.  Not only do you get a box full of goodies but you get a printable PDF packed full of cool projects and the detailed instructions on how to make them yourself!  The collections are released quarterly and sell out extremely quickly. To be the first to know when they go for sale, make sure you are on the wait list. You’ll get the link to purchase one day before the collection goes for sale publicly.

WHEN CAN I PURCHASE ONE?  The "Lovely Notes Collection" goes on sale on Wednesday July 13th.  If you are a member of the StampNation community you will get your email with the shopping link at 9:00am EST.  All other emails on the wait list will get their shopping link at 10:00am EST.  The entire collection is retailed at $97 US (plus shipping) but this release's box contains over $125 US of product!  WOWSERS!

Now let's take a gander at some projects made using ONLY the stamps and dies within the Lovely Notes box of goodies...

Here's one featuring the luxurious back ground stamp called "Lovely Lattice"by Catherine Pooler Designs...

A little close up...

This card highlights a wide variety of stamps from the "Lovely Flowers" stamp set and their accompanying dies, "Lovely Flowers & Banners Dies"...

Look at that shimmer...

For this card I featured a hand cut masking technique adding some flowers and the sweet little butterfly from our "Butterfly Notes" stamp collection...

A cute little bow from the "Wonderful Wreath" stamp set adds that perfect finishing touch...

Here's one last little sneak peek of some of the projects that can be found in the included PDF...


YOU can WIN a box for yourself!!!  We are giving away THREE boxes... yes, three boxes - one a day during our blog hops!  All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the designer's blogs listed below for your chance to WIN! 

Now check out what my fellow creative Design Team members are sharing with you today...

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll collect lots of amazing ideas of what to do with the newest "Lovely Notes Collection" Stamp of Approval box contents!  Happy hopping!

~ Ally ~

Wonderful Friend
Stamps: Lovely Flowers, Wonderful Wreath, Fill-in-the-Blank Birthday (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Inks: Duckling, Melon, Cloudy Sky (Simon Says Stamp), London Fog, Pistachio (Memento), Bundled Sage (Ranger Distress),Y15, Y17 (Copic Markers)
Paper: Sawdust, Jetstream (Bazzill), Grout Gray (My Favorite Things), 110# White (Recollections)
Accessories: Lovely Flowers & Banners Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs), Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Clear Wink of Stella

You Made My Day
Stamps: Lovely Flowers, Wonderful Wreath, Butterfly Notes (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Inks: Summer Sun (SU), Lady Bug (Memento), Scuba, Rosie Cheeks, Twirling Tutu (Simon Says Stamp), Black Onyx (Versafine), Y15 (Copic Marker)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Black (Recollections), Vellum (My Favorite Things)
Accessories: Lovely Flowers & Banners Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs), Clear Wink of Stella, Glaze Pen (Sakura)

Thanks Friend
Stamps: Lovely Flowers, Wonderful Wreath, Butterfly Notes (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Inks: Cantaloupe, Tangelo (Memento), Black Onyx (Versafine), Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink), 0.05, 0.25 (Copic Multi-liner)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Sour Apple, Razzle Berry (My Favorite Things), Black (Recollections)
Accessories: ScorPal, Masking Paper, Clear Wink of Stella
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