Power Poppy: Pantone Color of 2018

I’m a big fan of the colour purple so I just adore the Pantone Color for 2018.  It’s Ultra Violet this year. Copic has posted a sort of challenge for their customers to use three specific colours so I’d thought I’d give it a whirl today!

Here is their January #CopicColors Challenge…

I used the gorgeous single rose bloom from the “My English Rose” stamp set.  I used the simple greeting from the “Nice Things To Say” stamp set.

Check out my quick video...

And here’s my final card…

I love how these three Copic colours work so well together!

Don’t forget to take advantage of the 6 for $6 for the “Va-Va-Valentine’s” digi package…

Now, check out what my fellow Bloomies have created to share with you today.
Christine Okken – go here!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend and get some time to play with paper and ink!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (My English Rose, Nice Things To Say)
Paper: Recollections (110# White)
Patterned Papers:  MFT (Proper Pinstripes Pastels 6x6)
Inks: Memento (Grey Flannel), Copic Markers (B91, BV02, V17)
Dies: Spellbinders (A2 Scalloped Borders1, A2 Tranquil Moments)

Love is in the Air!

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today is another Digi on the 5’s release for Power Poppy.  Today we get to share lots of LOVEly creations with you.  I’ve joined some of the Instant Gardner team to share some super cute creations.

I had a blast making a fun card using one of the new “Va-Va-Valentine’s” digital pack release.  This digital bundle contains 6 different Valentine’s theme images and is specially priced at only $6.00 for a limited time only!  So come and grab your lovey-dovey bundle today.

For my first card I used the “Matching Socks” image.  I wanted to share with you my process so I made a quick video for you.

Grab a cuppa joe and meet me at my crafty desk…

Isn’t that cute!!!  Here’s another look at the card…

And here’s a slight side view so hopefully you can see the dimension of those fun heart socks…

Here is the list of the Copics I used in case you were interested.

I also couldn’t resist inking up another one of the 6 beauties in this Valentine’s Day bundle.  I coloured up the “Spring in My Step” image too.

I kept it nice and sunny and bright!

Please join me and my fellow Bloomies and Instant Gardners for a peek at some fun love inspired projects today:
Christine Okken  —go here!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you pop on over to the Power Poppy Shop and pick up your Va-Va-Valentine’s bundle today!  Happy crafting!

~ Ally ~

“Happy Socks” Card
Stamps: Power Poppy (Va-Va-Valentine’s)
Paper: Bee Paper Company (Artist Marker Paper), Recollections (110# White)

Patterned PapersEcho Park (Blowing Kisses 6x6), Pink & Main (Frosty 6x6)
Inks: Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner (0.05), Sakura (White Gel Pen)
Dies: Spellbinders (Labels 25, Hearts)
Tools: Copic Air Brush System

“Spring in My Step” Card
Stamps: Power Poppy (Va-Va-Valentine’s)
Paper: Bee Paper Company (Artist Marker Paper), Recollections (110# White)

Patterned Papers:  MFT (Tiny Check Brights 6x6)
Inks: Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen), Stickles (Stardust)
Corner Rounder: We R Memory Keepers (Envelope Punch Board)
Tools: Copic Air Brush System

Bees, Bears & Unicorns

Can I just tell ya… I’ve had the most creative days I’ve had in a long time this past few days.  I’m having a ball colouring and cutting!

First off, I want to share my card for my Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch for this week.  It’s my turn to create and share a sketch.  You can check out this week’s sketch HERE (SC681).

My cute little card features the “Bee Mine” digital stamp image from Mo Manning.  I just adore all of her drawings and to colour them just makes me happy!  I just had to layer over top of the cool hexagon die cut background too by Honey Bee Stamps.

I’ve also been trying to get some Valentine’s Day cards done for friends and family so I can actually mail them off on time this year.  Here are two more cards featuring the sweet “Kobi’s Hugs & Kisses” stamp and die set from Studio Katia.

Here he is in red…

And here he is in light brown…

Which bear do you like better?

And last of all, I saw a post about a girl from my birth town of Brantford, ON (where Wayne Gretzky grew up!) and her Mom was hoping that people would send her beautiful daughter Kaitlin some birthday cards.  To read more about Kaitlin’s story, click here.

So since her favourite colour is purple and she loves unicorns, I thought I’d make her a card.  This card features the “Magical Ponies” from the Your Next Stamp company.

If you too would like to make and send Kaitlin a birthday card.  Here is her mailing address:
Kaitlin Coghlin 
267 Brantwood Park Rd. 
Brantford, Ontario
N3P 1P2 

If you’re interested in the colouring of my little unicorn, I’ve posted a video on all of that over on YouTube.  Just click the image below:

Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you too are getting crafty this week!

~ Ally ~

“BEE Mine?” Card
Stamps: Mo Manning (Bee Mine), Honey Bee Stamps (Bee-you-tiful Sentiments), Catherine Pooler Designs (all the hearts)
Paper: Recollections (110# White)
Inks: Copic Markers, Catherine Pooler Designs (Rockin' Red), Versamark
Dies: Honey Bee Stamps (Hexagon Dies)
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Red Heart Confetti)  

“Bear Hugs & Kisses” Card
Stamps: Catherine Pooler Designs (The World Awaits, Bon Voyage, Happiness Enclosed, And Sentiments, Plaid Back Ground), Studio Katia (Kobi's Hugs & Kisses)
Cardstock:  MFT (Grout Grey, Vellum), Recollections (White #110)
Dies:  Catherine Pooler Designs (Postage Stamp Dies), Studio Katia (Kobi's Hugs & Kisses)
Inks:  Catherine Pooler Designs (Rockin' Red), Simon Says Stamp (Fog), MFT (Black Licorice), Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner Pen (0.05), Sakura (White Gel Pen)
“Unicorn” Card
Stamps:   Your Next Stamp (Magical Ponies)
Cardstock: Recollections (White #110)
Inks: MFT (Black Licorce), Catherine Pooler Designs (It’s a Girl, Party Dress), Sakura (White Gel Pen), Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen)
Patterned Papers:  MFT (Hearts & Stripes 6x6)
Stencil:  MFT (Mini Cloud Edges)
Sequins:  Little Lucy’s Things (Bright White)

Crop Creations

It’s been awhile since I posted!  Yikes!  I’ve been down and out after gall bladder removal surgery last week.  Today is day 7 and I’m feeling pretty good today.  I kinda over did it on Friday cleaning the house and felt the results of that action on Sunday!  Oops!

I did take some time on the weekend to create some cards for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps crop challenges posted on their Facebook page from last weekend.

Here they are…

Challenge #5:  One Layer Card
I also made this one for the Seize the Birthday Challenge: One Layer.

Challenge #4: Use blue and brown.

Challenge #3: Use the provided Bingo card…

I used the Bingo line containing: Flowers/Pearls/Tags (I used the pearls as her earrings :) )

Challenge #2:  A sketch challenge…

Challenge #1:  Use a brand new stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  What did you do on the weekend?

~ Ally ~

Come and Meet Stacey Slapshot!

Welcome to Day ONE of our first release of 2018 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we're kickin' off the party with an amazing winter set by artist, Annie Rodrigue! It's called STACEY SLAPSHOT!!! 

Kim is super excited to share this set because.....some of you have seen it already! That's because it was the Super Secret stamp set that was included in the Winter Krafty Kard Kit!!! So those who pre-ordered it already have it in their inky little fingers and you'll get to see their creations today and on release day!

This strong girl stamp set comes with one large main image and FIVE awesome sentiments!!

Included in the Krafty Kit this time was some super cool purple patterned papers from Pink & Main so I just had to colour up my Stacey girl using lots of purple (big surprise right!?!)

All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Special Krafty Guests listed below have lots of great designs to share with you today featuring the STACEY SLAPSHOT stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a $10 gift voucher each day this week to the krafty shop! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

You'll get to see all the incredible creations for January 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 of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

PLUS we've got a fabulous Winter Krafty Krop running all day on Saturday on the Krafty Friends facebook page with challenges, prizes and lot of fun so we hope you can join us! The fun starts at 10am est but don't worry! If you can't join us during the day, the challenges will be open for a full week so everyone has a chance to WIN!

Happy kraftin'!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy & PageMaps Unite!

Hey everyone!  I hope you’ve had a great week and a fun New Years.  Our New Years was extremely low key and uneventful…. but I’m good with that!

Today we’re pairing up with PageMaps and Power Poppy and showcasing some fun card sketches and cool Power Poppy products!

I received this gorgeous, simple card map from Becky Fleck, the creator of PageMaps.
To view the rest of this month's quarterly CardMaps, click here.

I just knew I had to feature the “Loving Tulips” stamp set and it’s coordinating dies!
Copics: Y08, E08, YR18, R17, Y21, BG72, BG78, YG63

I also used the “Celebrate” sentiment from the “Pure Prairie Spirit” stamp set stamped on my dimensional banner.

For this month's Power & Spark Challenge, we're asking you to "Grab A Map," and get in on some Power Poppy Fun! We've teamed up with Pagemaps.com's CardMaps to showcase 10 new sketches featuring some of Power Poppy's fabulous stamp sets. You can find all ten sketches along with design team samples HERE! So grab a map, use it to spark a little cardmaking creativity and then, link your creation up HERE.  If you play along, you'll be in the running to WIN a $50 Shopping Spree to the Power Poppy Shop!

But wait, there's more! Becky Fleck, the fabulous Pagemaps guru, is also offering a $25 Power Poppy gift card and all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post!  The Pagemaps contest closes January 22nd, so hop on over soon! We can't wait to see what you create.

Make sure you check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders and Instant Gardeners have created to share today…

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you create soon!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Loving Tulips, Party Time)
Cardstock: Recollections (#110 White)
Patterned Papers: Photo Play Paper (Memory Lane
Dies: Power Poppy (Loving Tulips Coordinating Dies), My Favorite Things (Stitched Rectangles STAX 2, Dimensional Banners), Spellbinders (A2 Bracket Borders 1)
Inks: Memento (Espresso Truffle), Copic Markers
Ribbon: Offray (Thin Yellow)
Sequins: Studio Katia (Crystal Rainbow Fusion).
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