Candy Cane Lane is Here!

The brand new "Candy Cane Lane" collection from Stamp of Approval is now up for grabs!

Here's one last card to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year...

I thoroughly enjoyed working with this amazing collection of goodies! 

This box contains:
  • a large back ground rubber stamp
  • 2 wonderful holiday themed stamp sets
  • 3 sets of dies; 2 coordinate with the above holiday themed stamp sets
To purchase this amazing box of goodies for your very own, you can SHOP HERE!  If you want one, make sure you go and purchase a box because these fellas sell out quickly!  As of 6:30pm last night, over 50% of them were sold!  Get your collection NOW!

Have an amazing Thursday everyone!

~ Ally ~

Stamp of Approval - Christmas Boughs

Today's the day!  Today's the day the newest Stamp of Approval collection "Candy Cane Lane" comes on sale!

Here's a really simple card using the collection...

To get on the Wait List to ensure you get a sales link email, click here!

Happy shopping all!

~ Ally ~

Stamp of Approval: Candy Cane Lane Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 3 of our Stamp of Approval "Candy Cane Lane" collection Blog Hop!

What is Stamp of Approval?
It's a box of amazing card making supplies that have been specially designed to all work together for creating fun hand-made cards.
Our theme for this release is our holiday themed box and it's called "Candy Cane Lane". It contains one large rubber back ground stamp, two 4x6 stamp sets with coordinating dies plus a label shaped die set.

How can I get one?
You can get on the Wait List by signing up here at
The box goes on sale on Wednesday September 21stStampNation Wait List members will receive their sales link at 9:00am EST (a little perk of being a member!).  All other Wait List members will receive their link at 10:00am EST.  Public sales will begin on Thursday September 22nd.

Now... on to the show!

I decided I wanted a rustic holiday card to share with you today so I created a couple different ones.

I had a blast with this collection!  I just couldn't resist using the fabulous stag from the "Hip Holiday" stamp set and the amazing "Peppermint Stick" back ground together!

And I love looking at stamps and thinking outside the box! You see those striped curves right there?  Well, they're actually to create Catherine's too-cute "Crooky Tree" but I decided to create a wreath shape with them instead!!

I hope you've enjoyed the last three days of the Blog Hops for the "Candy Cane Lane" collection!  

Please take a moment and leave a COMMENT to WIN a box of your very own!

Allison Cope - you are here!
Ingrid Blackburn - go here next!

Thanks for joining me today!  Have a great Tuesday everyone! 

~ Ally ~

Candy Cane Lane is Comin' to Town!

Hello my fellow Stamp of Approval lovers!  The time is near!!  Very near!  The newest Stamp of Approval collection goes live for sale in less than 6 days now!

What is Stamp of Approval you say?
Well, it’s a box of specially curated stamps and dies especially designed to all play nice together.  Each box has a theme and all the amazingly designed contains work wonderfully together!  The name of the new collection is “Candy Cane Lane” and it’s a holiday themed box designed just for you!

Our holiday release will go on sale on Wednesday September 21st.  StampNation members get notification at 9am EST (one of the perks of being a member!) and all Wait List members will get an email at 10am EST!

To find out more and to SIGN UP for notification of the box going on sale, you can visit the SOA site right here.

So today I’m sharing a very simple card with you.  This card was super easy to make… all the stamps and dies you see are in this release… WOOHOO!

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!  Join Catherine Pooler on her blog today as she and a number of the Dream Team are also sharing some “Candy Cane Lane” peeks for you today!

Don't forget to join us for our Dream Team and Guest Designer three day blog hop beginning Sunday September 18th. You have THREE chances to WIN a Stamp of Approval box of your very own!  Details can be found on Catherine's blog, here.


~ Ally ~

To come: once the box contents have fully been revealed!

Black-Eyed Beauties & a Sale!

Happy Friday everyone!  Time to share another fabulous digital stamp from Power Poppy!

Marcella introduced a brand new digital creation yesterday called “Black-Eyed Susan”.  This sweet little cluster of blooms is accompanied by three simple sentiments as well.

PLUS… Marcy is kicking off a Fall Digi Sale Bundle where you can get FIVE of her favorite fall sets for only $15 — OR you can pick up any of the digis seen below for $4. Wow… what a deal!

Here’s my peek at those sweet & sunny blooms…
Copics: Blooms: Y06, Y08, Y17, YR16, Y38, R56, R59, V15  Greenery: YG03, YG23, YG95, YG67, YG99
Back ground: BG93, E84, E71, E37, E59, BV23, 0

I chose to create a really simple Copic Marker airbrushed back ground and then I coloured all my blooms in with solid colours.  I added a fine mist of Copic Blender Solution plus a few added droplets to create the fun texture in the back ground. I also included the “Thank You” sentiment from the digi set plus I stamped the “For Your Friendship” part form the “So Grateful” clear stamp set to finish it off!

There's also a fun little coloring contest going on right now over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends.  Check it out:
To get in the running for this festive affair all you need to do is color up one of these sets: Cuppa Buttercups, Apples in Season, Pure Prairie Bouquet, Sunshine of My Life or our newest - Black Eyed Susanand link it up on the Power Poppy post over HERE on the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook page. If you play along, you could be picked the winner of our random drawing for a $20 gift card to the Power Poppy Shop. Cool, right?!  So get coloring, my friends!  I can think of no better way to relax this weekend!

Don't forget about our month long challenge...  click the image to find out more!

Thanks for stopping by but before you go, please take a moment to leave a comment and the drop in to see what my fellow Bloom Brigaders have to share with you today...

Have a great weekend everyone!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Black-Eyed Susan, So Grateful)
paper: Copic X-Press It, Bazzill (Classic Purple)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Copic Blender Solution
dies: Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Rectangles)

Christmas in September?

Yup... you read that right!! I’ve already begun the long haul of Christmas card  creations for all my friends and family.  I think Christmas cards are my all time favorite cards to create.  There’s just something so beautiful about snow and greenery and the happiness of the season.  To get the creative juices flowing I've also had the holiday tunes a playin' too! :)

So today I’m sharing a card using the Power Poppy stunning “Poinsettia” stamp set collection.  I also incorporated a sentiment from the “Wreaths Plain & Fancy” set as well.
Copic Markers: G00, G02, G03, YG0000, YG00, YG01, Y15, R000, R00, R01, R02, BG72, BV31, BV23

Here’s a little close up of the Glaze pen on my poinsettia centers  and pomegranates, along with some Clear Wink of Stella on the pinky coloured banner.

Today's card was based on the newest sketch by Freshly Made Sketches, #253:
Marcella has a fun & DIFFERENT kind of challenge going on this month.  It’s called the “Power & Sparklette” Challenge!  To find out what it’s all about and what your first mini challenge is, click right here.

Now come and check out what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has been up to these days…
Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the Blog Hop today!

~ Ally ~

stamps:  Power Poppy (Poinsettia, Wreaths Plain & Fancy)
cardstock: Stampin’ Up! (Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe)

dies:  My Favorite Things (Stitched Circles, Dimensional Banners, Stitched Mini Scalloped Ovals), Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Squares)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Wink of Stella (Clear),Copic Markers
patterned paper:  Lawn Fawn (Perfectly Plaid Christmas 6x6)
sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear 4mm).
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