Merry Little Gift Box

Howdy all!  I hope you are all ready for Christmas!  I am not ready.. not by a long shot!

Spencer has a gift exchange at school today and he wanted to give a contain of Jelly Bellies candy.  So instead of hitting up the Dollar Store for a container, I decided to make one myself!

Here's the first of the four sides of my cute little festive box...

CLICK HERE to visit the Gerda Steiner Designs' Blog to check out the full box!

Happy creating everyone!

~ Ally ~

Little Golden Angel

Happy Saturday!  Today is the last Saturday Challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps for 2019!  Wow… where did this year go?!?

For this week’s challenge, it’s an Anything Goes Challenge!

So I pulled out the adorable “You Give Me Wings” stamp set with all the little fairies on it.  Now there’s one little fairy that looks like an angel so I thought she might make a sweet holiday card.

I made this card super simple too…


Thanks for joining me today!

~ Ally ~


stamps: KKS (You Give Me Wings, Holiday Wishes)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Tim Holtz (Rose Gold Cardstock)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black), Copic Markers, Polychromos Pencils
dies: Birch Press Designs (Lumina Layer A)

Snowdrops & Tea Roses

Howdy!  Happy Friday the 13th! Today is a lucky day for me… it’s my Mom’s birthday!

Today I’m sharing two cards that I made using the Power Poppy’s “Snowdrop and Tea Roses” digital stamp.  I blew up this digital image and coloured it before cutting it into 2 pieces.

Here’s my first card…


And here’s the second…


Plus, who doesn’t love a card without sparkle…


Now check out what my fellow Bloomies have to share today…
Julie Koerber
Nancy Sheads
Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Power Poppy (Snowdrop and Tea Roses, Dancing with Daffodils, Black Eyed Susan)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White, #65 White)
inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen), Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen)
patterned papers: Crate Paper (Falalala 6x6)
dies: SugarPea Designs (Stitched Flags)
foil: Heidi Swapp (Minc Gold Foil)
paint: FineTec (Metallic Paints)

Last Day of the 12 Krafty Days of Khristmas

Today’s the last day of the 12 Krafty Days of Khristmas on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps blog. 

For my final card of the event, I wanted to use the beautiful “Snowflake Kisses” stamp set and some sparkling embossing powder.  So once I stamped the snowflake images using Versamark ink, added Kaleidoscope embossing powder and heat set it, I added a rainbow of inks.


I used Yummy Yellow, Pumpkin Patch, Ruby Red, Pink Pizzazz, Whimsical Wisteria, Sparkling Sapphire, Lovely Lagoon, Goblin Green and Charming Chartreuse.

Make sure you check out the 12 Krafty Days event.  You could win some Krafty Kimmie Kash!  Check it out HERE!

Happy creating everyone!

~ Ally ~


stamps: KKS (Snowflake Kisses)
inks: KKS (Yummy Yellow, Pumpkin Patch, Ruby Red, Pink Pizzazz, Whimsical Wisteria, Sparkling Sapphire, Lovely Lagoon, Goblin Green, Charming Chartreuse), Versamark
embossing powder: Stampendous! (Kaleidoscope )
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)

Welcome 2020!

Happy Thursday!  I’m Allison Cope your hostess today over on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog today.

Most of my Christmas cards are made and off in the mail already so I thought I’d skip ahead to New Years cards.

I thought the adorable “Baby on the Moon” reminded me of the New Years Baby so I thought he might make the perfect 2020 card.

I colored him up using Copic Markers and then added some shimmer and shine using “Confetti Sparkle” cardstock, some silver foil and some Liquid Pixie Dust.


To see the original GSD post, click HERE.

I think I’ll send this to my Mom or my sister this year! Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Gerda Steiner Designs (Baby on the Moon)
cardstock: Copic (Express It), Recollections (110# White), WinWorld (Confetti Sparkle)
dies: Spellbinders (Scalloped Circles), Catherine Pooler (Tags Etc.)
ink: Copic Markers, Ink on 3 (Liquid Pixie Dust)
foil: Heidi Swapp (Silver Foil)
paint: Delta (White Acrylic)

Three Room Studio Winter Release!

Howdy everyone!  I’m so excited to share my first Three Room Studio release with you today!

For our Winter release we have 3 brand new stamp sets; “Skate, Sleep, Repeat”, “Welcome Winter” and last but not least, “Let’s Hygge”!

So let’s start off with “Let’s Hygge!”.  First off, what is “hygge” you ask?  Good question!

Hygge = a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). 

So my first card conveys comfort for sure…
I paper pieced the chair and ottoman so might look as if they have a fun fabric on them.

My second features the adorable cups from the stamp collection.

Next comes the “Welcome Winter” stamp set. It’s filled with the most adorable animals all out having fun in the snow!

Who can resist an adorable moose with skis and a bunny riding him like a race horse!!!!

And I have a card featuring that fun polar bear in the inner tube too!

And finally, we have “Skate, Sleep, Repeat”.  This stamp is very dear to my heart as I figured skated for the better part of my youth. The pose that our skater in the stamp set is in, is called an “Ina Bauer”.

Ina Bauer = element in figure skating in which a skater skates on two parallel blades. One foot is on a forward edge and the other leg is on a backwards and different parallel edge. ... If the leading leg is on the inside edge, the move is known as an inside ina bauer.

Now for the card first card using that skater…
In this stamp set there is a cool banner that wraps around so I took that and put my skater popping through the center of the foliage wrapped banner.  So cool!
I hope you enjoyed all my cards today!  Please check out the Three Room Studio Blog for more inspiration for the new Design Team.

All three stamps are already available for purchase in the Three Room Studio’s Shop!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy stamping and creating!

~ Ally ~


Coffee Cup Hygge
Stamps: Three Room Studio (Let’s Hygge)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Tim Holtz (Metallic Green)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Versamark
Patterned Papers: Recollections (Say Freeze 6x6)
Embossing Powder: Wow! (Metalline Kiwi Krush)
Dies: MFT (Snowflake Window

Blue Chair Hygge
Stamps: Three Room Studio (Let’s Hygge)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Tim Holtz (Metallic Blue)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Versamark, Sakura (White Gel Pen)
Dies: Spellbinders (Curved Borders 2)
Patterned Papers: Echo Park (Hello Winter 6x6)
Embossing Powder: Stampendous! (Detail White)
Other: Thread 

Bear Tube
Stamps: Three Room Studio (Welcome Winter)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White, 110# Black)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Christmas Plaids 6x6)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers

Moose Skier
Stamps: Three Room Studio (Welcome Winter)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Patterned Paper: BoBunny (Elf Magic 6x6)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Catherine Pooler Designs (Rockin’ Red), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen)
Dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles

­­­Skater
Stamps: Three Room Studio (Skate Sleep Repeat)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Inks: Ink on 3 (Fade Out ink), Memento (Tuxedo Black) Copic Markers, Polychromos Pencils, Sakura (White Gel, Sparkle

Skater Wreath
Stamps: Three Room Studio (Skate Sleep Repeat)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Catherine Pooler Designs (Spruce, Eucalyptus, Sage, Samba, Daydream), Copic Markers, Glossy Accents
Dies: Catherine Pooler Designs (Postage Stamp)

Lots of Texture!


Hello and welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!  Are you ready for some krazy krafty fun?  We can't wait for you to play along and share your amazing krafty kreations! We are here to inspire your creativity!

This week Krafty Girl Melany is your hostess and her challenge for you is.... TEXTURE!

For my card today I chose the adorable “Caroling Cuties”. I coloured them up and then masking them all.and added some fun inks to create the sky (Lovely Lagoon, Stormy Sky). Before I peeled off the masks, I used the Wonderful Waves Stencil and the Sparkling Snowflakes stencil to add some frosty details.

I just love all the texture and sparkle of this fun card…

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 also have a SKETCH for your inspiration if you need some extra mojo! Feel free to use it anytime!

Happy kraftin'!

~ Ally ~
 
Stamps: KKS (Caroling Cuties, Christmas Seals)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Ruby Red, Lovely Lagoon, Stormy Sky), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen), Glossy Accents, ColorBox (Frost White Pigment)
Dots: KKS (Lovey Dots, Earthtone Dots, Underwater Dots)
Stencils: KKS (Wonderful Waves Stencil, Sparkling Snowflakes Stencil)
Embossing Folder: Provo Craft (unknown)
Patterned Papers: MFT (Candy Land 6x6)
Dies: Spellbinders (A2 Bracket Borders 1)
Other: Nuvo (Glimmer Paste – Moonstone)
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

The 12 Krafty Days of Khristmas!

Howdy all!  It’s the first day of December already and over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Blog we’re sharing a recap of all the amazing stamp sets that we’ve revealed this year.


*** PLUS each and every day during the 12 Days Event, you can comment on the KKS blog posts for your chance to WIN some prizes!  We will be giving away several gift vouchers to the krafty shop and YOU could WIN one just by showing some krafty love! ***

*** ALSO if you have a creation made with one of the stamp sets we released for that month, please share on each individual blog post for a chance at an EXTRA GIVEAWAY!! ***
 

We released:  BEARY LOVE, HEARTS AND STARS and YOU COMPLETE ME!
 
Here’s one of the cards I made using Beary Love this year…

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to check out the KKS Blog daily for your chance to WIN!

~ Ally ~

I Heart Books!

Happy Sunday!  I hope you had some time to get crafty this weekend.  I sure did… lots to come in the next few weeks!

I had a chance the night before last to get my first official stamp set from Three Room Studio inky!! If you are not aware, I was announced as part of the brand new Design Team for them about 10 days ago. I’m so excited to be a part of this wonderful company and share all their amazing stamps with you!

Check out the rest of my fellow DT members... HERE.

This first stamp set is called “I Heart Books” and it’s basically a scene building stamp set – which I LOVE to create so these stamps are right up my alley!


So if you get a chance to check out some of Sandy’s stamp sets, you won’t be disappointed!

Clicks you might enjoy;





PLUS, Sandy is having a Black Friday sale and it’s still on!  To take advantage of the 20% off, just fill your cart and proceed to the payment and the discount will automatically be applied!  Hooray!


I look forward to sharing Sandy’s brand new stamp release very, very soon with you!

Have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Three Room Studio (I Heart Books)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers

All That Glitters

Hello and welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Are you ready for some krazy krafty fun?  We can't wait for you to play along and share your amazing krafty kreations! We are here to inspire your creativity!

This week Krafty Girl Keri is your hostess and her challenge for you is... to use Glitter!
 
For my card today I wanted to use the adorable “Dear Santa” and I wanted him to wear a bright pink suit… yup, pink!!!!

And to fit the theme this week I used some “glitter” looking paper and some Stickles on all the fun trim on Santa’s suit…

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 also have a SKETCH for your inspiration if you need some extra mojo! Feel free to use it anytime!

Also don't miss our BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS!

Happy kraftin'!

~ Ally ~

 
stamps: KKS (Dear Santa)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White), SU! (Bermuda Bay), WorldWin (Glitter Mirror Paper)
dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Basic Edges), Pretty Pink Posh (Mini Tag Dies)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen)
patterned paper: Recollections (Bright Spirits 6x6
dots: KKS (Festive Dots)
ribbon: Offray
other: Stickles
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Club Canvo – Here Comes December!

Happy Sunday!  December is now only days away and so I thought I’d share some of December Club Canvo with you today.

This month’s collection includes:

I have to say, I think this stamp set is my favourite set of all the sets!  I just adore those bear and bunny stamp images.

To start off, here is my Intro page for the month of December…

I used the four newest CP inks on this page; Hot Tub, Orange Peel, Pink Champagne and Sangria! So yummy together!

For my monthly calendar page I used the new stencil and some fun cool, wintry colours…


I used Skylight, Sweet Sixteen and Mint to Be inks.

Then of course, I had use those sweet adorable critters again with some Party Dress, Mint to Be, Aquatini, It’s a Girl and Be Mine inks.


http://shop.catherinepooler.com?aff=49

Don’t forget to take advantage of Catherine’s Black Friday sale before it’s gone. You go directly to the sale items, HERE.  And there ARE a few Canvo items on sale too!

*** Subscribe to the Club Canvo Subscription before December 1st!!! ***
The price of the monthly subscription will be going up as of December 1st so if you subscribe before that, you will maintain the current pricing for your subscription for 2020!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’d love to know if you have a Canvo and what you put in yours!  Happy bullet journaling!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy's Christmas Remix: Handmade With Love Tags

Happy Hump Day!  It’s time for a brand new group of digital stamps from Power Poppy!  Come and take a gander at all the amazing tags from the Handmade With Love Tags collection. It’s packed full of amazing tag images for the holiday season.

For my first tag creation, I used the Reindeer tag and blew it up to put in the center of this square piece of patterned paper that I also drew inspiration from.


I just love the added sparkle on this card too…

Plus I made 3 more mini tags for my son's Christmas Bazaar using 3 of the other tag designs...


Now go and take a look at all the amazing tag creations the Power Poppy designers have to share…
Kathy Jones – go here!

Join the team again tomorrow for some more amazing holiday creations!

~ Ally ~


Reindeer Card
stamps: Power Poppy (Handmade With Love Tags, Ranunculus
cardstock: Recollections (110# & 65# White)
patterned papers: Recollections (Winter Dream 6x6)
inks: Copic Markers
foil: iCraft (deco foil – silver)
Tags
stamps: Power Poppy (Handmade With Love Tags)
cardstock: SU! (Real Red)
inks: Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen)

Power Poppy's Christmas Remix: Berry Merry Holiday


Howdy all!  It’s Tuesday and time to share Day 7 of the power Poppy Christmas Remix. Today we showcasing the delicious Berry Sweet Holiday and the digital versions, Merriest Berries and the Wreath: Felt Leaves and Fruits.

From the Berry Sweet Holiday stamp set I chose to use the pom-pom wreath and my Copic Markers.


In addition to the wreath image, I added a few of the swirl candies as well!

Here’s a closer look at the texture of the wreath’s back drop…

Now, check out what my fellow designers have got to share with you today…

Thanks for stopping by!  Join me again tomorrow for some fun and brand new digis!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Power Poppy (Berry Sweet Holiday)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
patterned paper: Recollections (Christmas Plaids 6x6)
inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Catherine Pooler (Rouge), Stickles (Star Dust), Sakura (Glaze Pen, White Gel Pen)
stencil: Honey Bee Stamps (Salvaged Brick)
die: MFT (Stitched Rectangles)
other: Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Moonstone), ribbon

Power Poppy's Christmas Remix: Poinsettia XL


Happy Monday!  Let’s get started with Day 6 of the Power Poppy Christmas Remix shall we!

Today we’re focusing on the glorious new digital “Poinsettia XL”.  It’s just truly amazing!

For my card, I wanted lots of shimmer and shine so I first printed out my image on my laser printer and then added foil to the entire thing. I coloured my image rather simply with some soft pinky-peach Copic Markers.

Here’s a look at the card on it’s side.  You can kind of see the circular foil goodness. PLUS... I created my own patterned paper with all those holiday related words.  I used sentiments or partial sentiments from the digital stamp sets including Winter Flora, and Chickadee in Barberry.


Now, go on and check out the rest of the team sharing today…


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you get inspired to create today!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Power Poppy (Poinsettia XL)
cardstock: Recollections (White 65#, 110#)
dies: Spellbinders (Labels 31, Decorative Labels 28)
foil: Gina K. Designs (Fancy Foils – Gold Sequins)
inks: Copic Markers

Power Poppy's Christmas Remix: Favourite Stamp Set!

How all!  Happy Sunday!  Today the Power Poppy teams are showcasing their Favourite Christmas Stamp Set!  So there’s going to be TONS of inspiration for you to witness today.

First of all, one of my all time favourite stamp sets is the Snow Kissed set!  I love the sweet little stocking in this set but that snowman has my heart!  So I decided to showcase him today on my card…

This image would be great for mass produced Christmas cards because you could the colouring of this little fella so, super simple!

Now, gallop along and check out what of the rest of the Power Poppy ladies have in store for you!
Barbara Campbell  -- go here!

I hope you have a blast checking out everyone’s creations!  I hope it inspires you to create too!

~ Ally ~


stamp: Power Poppy (Snow Kissed)
inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Catherine Pooler (Rockin’ Red, Sage)
dies: WPlus9 (Timeless Tags 2), Spellbinders (A2 Curved Borders 1), Pretty Pink Posh (Scallop Frames)
patterned paper: Craftsmart (Cute & Cozy Christmas 12x12)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
charm: Tim Holtz

Power Poppy's Christmas Remix: Winter Flora

Day 4 for the Power Poppy Christmas Remix comes along with some brand new digi stamps and this set is going to blow your mind!!!

Introducing… Winter Flora

This breathtaking group of heavenly blooms and foliage is going to make you wanna colour right now!!!

I chose to use the mini sprig of the full bouquet and place it at opposite corners of my focal panel.  I used Copic Markers to colour in my image first, then I added any fine details with Polychromos Pencils and then I added some shimmer using some Fine Tec Metallic Paints.

Here’s a better look at the image and it’s shine…

Now, take a moment and visit my fellow designers and check out what they have to share today…
Broni Holcombe  -- go here!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you too get a chance this weekend to be creative!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Power Poppy (Winter Flora)
cardstock: Bee Company (Marker Paper), Recollections (White 110#)
ink: Copic Markers, Polychromos Pencils
paint: Delta (White Acrylic), Fine Tec Metallic Paints