My Club Sursee is Here!


Happy Monday everyone!  I have been ill for the last 24 hours but since the house is quiet with no boys at home (one gone to work and the other to school!) I can finally crack open my new Club Sursee from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I have the Basic Club Sursee so I received 2 stamp sets in my collection.

The first card I created features the beautiful scripty font back ground stamp and some of the thistle and Queen Ann’s Lace florals in it…


I used Spa colours for this card: Sugared Lavender, Royal Treatment, Sauna, Mandarin Spice and Spruce.

For my second card I was inspired to use the StampNation weekend color challenge colors; Skylight, Polished, Rose Petals, Peppermint Scrub and Mandarin Spice. I wanted my card to be a little more abstract so I used the linen textured back ground stamp from the Club Sursee and inked up with a two color palette and created a funky back ground for my sentiment and florals.


Such a simple but pretty effect!

PLUS... have you seen the new sneak peek of the newest collection coming into the store next week...

Along with the new collection comes FOUR new inks and Catherine shared the very first one with us yesterday...
ROUGE!  And it's accompanied by 3 other fabulous Spa Collection colors!!  More reveals and peeks coming this week on the CP blog.
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you had a creative weekend and continue to have a create week!

~ Ally ~



stamps: CPD (Club Sursee ~ April 2019)
inks: CPD (Sugared Lavender, Royal Treatment, Sauna, Mandarin Spice, Spruce, Skylight, Polished, Rose Petals, Peppermint Scrub)
cardstock: CPD (Premium White)

Coffee & Cuddles!


Hello and welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

Today our hostess for theme for Challenge #478 is Krafty Gal Danielle and she is challenging you  to use TEXTURE on your creation(s).

For my card today I wanted to use the adorable little teddy bears from the “Beary Love” stamp set. I also combined it with a RETIRED stamp set “One Cup at a Time” (so sorry… didn’t realize it ‘til it was too late!).

To create the texture on my card I used the “Puppy Pawprint Stencil” with some embossing paste combined with some Purple Pansy and Purple Petunia inks to tint it purple. Plus I also added some subtle designs to my coffee cups using the “Leaves & Vines Stencil”.

PLUS... the little dark brown bear leaps up and down in her cup....


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 a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp will earn you double entries! Each submission will enter you into the monthly draw of a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

We've also got a sketch to inspire you for the month of April! You don't have to use it but it's there for you to use if you need a little kick start....feel free to use it any time!

There are two ways to enter our challenges! 1) you can link up your entries at the bottom of the blog post here and 2) share your KKS creations in our Krafty Friends facebook group! We can't wait to see what you create!

Also don't miss this weekend's CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENT! Make your own SALE by using coupon code “BESTCUSTOMERSEVER” to receive 20% OFF all regular priced items in the shop!! That includes clear stamps, rubber stamps, stencils, inks and dots!

Happy kraftin'!  Happy (Inter)National Scrapbooking Day!
 
~ Ally ~
 


stamps: KKS (Beary Love, One Cup at a Time)
stencils: KKS (Puppy Pawprint Stencil, Leaves & Vines Stencil)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Purple Pansy, Purple Petunia, Lovely Lagoon), Copic Markers, Glossy Accents
dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles), Lawn Fawn (Double Slider Surprise Die)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White), SU! (Bermuda Bay)
patterned paper: Sunny Studio (Spring Sunburst 6x6)
embossing paste: Dreamweaver (Pearlescent)

Krafty Lilacs

Happy Friday all!  It’s time for another SALE over at Power Poppy!

This weekend we are featuring the amazing “Lilac Time” clear stamp set and the 2 digital stamp sets “French Lilac” and “Lilacs and Lemons”.  See HERE for more info!!!

I chose to get out some kraft cardstock today and use my Polychromos Pencils to colour up the amazing “Lilac Time” stamp.

I also created my simple colourful plaid back ground using the fun stripe elements from the “Snuggle Down” stamp set.  Isn’t it a cute pop of colour?


Christine Okken  -- go here!


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’re able to get creative this weekend!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Power Poppy (Lilac Time, Snuggle Down)
cardstock: Catherine Pooler Designs (Sand Dunes), vellum
inks: KKS (Marvellous Mocha), Distress Oxides (Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Shaded Lilac), Versamark
dies: Spellbinders (Page Maps – On the Edge)
paint: Delta (White Acrylic)

Make 'em POP!

Howdy all!  Happy Thursday!  Today I'm here to share a very simple tutorial on how to make your little critters (or any other images) POP!

The key ingredient to this technique today is Olba glue. It’s a thick, clear glue with lots of body.  It allows you create a 3-D backer for your fussy cut images to pop up.

Today my card features the adorable “Monkey Hanging in There” and the “Bunny with Glasses” digital stamp sets from Gerda Steiner Designs.


 So come and join me on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog for the full tutorial... click HERE.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you too get to try adding some more dimension to your card creations sometime soon.

~ Ally ~


stamps: GSD (Monkey Hanging in There, Bunny with Glasses)
patterned paper: Echo Park Paper Co. (Imagine That! 6x6)
cardstock: Recollections (65# White)
tools: Copic Air Brush System
inks: Copic Markers
3D glue: Olba Glue

Amazing Women!

Hello and welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!  We can't wait for you to play along and share your amazing krafty kreations!

This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, Anna and your challenge is....
AMAZING WOMEN!

I chose to pull out the “new-to-me” stamp set “Troll Trouble.  I grabbed some watercolor paper and stamped my image in “Totally Taupe” ink.  For my sentiment, I used the “Fancy Flamingos” stamp set.

Then I proceeded to water color her in using some Pretty in Pink, Purple Petunia, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Patch and Creamy Caramel inks.  To create my skin colour, I combined some Pretty in Pink ink with a touch of Pumpkin Patch – perfect colour indeed!

Here's a close up of my watercoloured Troll...


Check out the Kraftin’ Kimmie Blog for all the challenge deets!

We've also got a brand new sketch to inspire you for the month of April! You don't have to use it but it's there for you to use if you need a little kick start....feel free to use it any time!

Also don't miss this weekend's FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS!  We've got a selection of stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF this weekend only and while supplies last! PLUS the new April Release is now AVAILABLE!

Happy kraftin'!  Have a great Easter weekend!

~ Ally ~



stamps: KKS (Troll Trouble, Fancy Flamingos)
cardstock: Arches (Watercolour Paper 140#), Tim Holtz (Metallic Kraft-stock)
inks: KKS (Totally Taupe, Pretty in Pink, Purple Petunia, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Patch, Creamy Caramel), CPD (Party Dress), Stickles (Star Dust)
dies: Sizzix (Tim Holtz 664160), CPD (Awesome Word Die), MFT (Oval Shadows)
sequins: Studio Katia (Rose Gold Fusion)

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Kraftin' Kimmie April Release Hop!

WOOHOO! Today we are celebrating all the new goodies from our APRIL Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

All FOUR new clear stamp sets will be available over at the Krafty Shop, along with our new Creamy Caramel inks, TWO new stencils and our new Earthtone Krafty Dots! Our LIVE Online Release Party is this afternoon at 1pm EST and then ALL the krafty goodies will be released!!

So let's have a fun hop around the Krafty Team and Krafty Guests' blogs and check everything out in action! Grab a nice hot (or cold) beverage, sit back and relax while you enjoy this kreative tour!

I wanted to share my favourite card of the new release goodies!  I loved the sentiment and thought I’d put the little boy, the racoon and the fox around the campfire.  I just love their fire lit faces!


Plus I put the fire image inside my card...

First up is a set of TWO new outdoorsy sets from artist, Cheryl Grant called....
GOOD IN THE WOODS
and
GOOD IN THE WOODS ACCESSORIES!

Next up is the fabulous new travel stamp set from artist, Emilie Goulet called.....
LIFE IS A JOURNEY!

And the last clear stamp set for April is from our newest artist, Neda Sadreddin called.....
IT'S A MYSTERY!

We also have a brand new Hybrid Ink in the large ink pad, mini cube and ink refill and it's called....
CREAMY CARAMEL!

We have two new stencils that you will love called....
WOODGRAIN STENCIL and HOUNDSTOOTH STENCIL!

Lastly is our newest product in the Kraftin' Kimmie line and that's our new KIMMIE DOTS!! This month we're adding...
EARTHTONE DOTS!

Everything will be available this afternoon at the krafty shop around 2pm EST! Everything will be available individually but if you HAVE to have it ALL this month, you can pick up our GIMME KIMMIES KIT which contains one of EVERYTHING we released this month and at a discount but for a limited time!

So join us in the Krafty Friends facebook group this afternoon for all the LIVE Release FUN and then all the new goodies will be released for your shopping and krafting pleasure!

Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!

~ Ally ~


stamps: KKS (Good in the Woods, Good in the Woods Accessories)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Simon Says Stamp (School House Red)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Marvellous Mocha, Creamy Caramel), Copic Markers, CPD (Juniper Mist), Versamark
patterned papers: Pink Paislee (Outfitters 6x6)
embossing powder: Ink on 3 (Arctic White)
stencil: KKS (Woodgrain Stencil)
other: KKS (Earthtone Dots), Twine

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It's a Mystery! Plus a Challenge!


Welcome back to our third and FINAL day of April Krafty Peeks for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

Today we have another fantastic stamp set from our newest artist, Neda Sadreddin!
It's called It’s a Mystery!

This adorable set features several main detective images plus a so many accessory stamps and a bunch of coordinating sentiments! I mean, here's a clue....it's AWESOME!

I totally had fun making the scene for this card. I wanted a dark night scene with a cityscape off in the distance. I also used the fabulous new "Houndstooth Stencil"and the "Earthtone Dotss"on my card front.

Plus I also completed the inside of my card today too...


Of course, today is also Challenge Day and as always, during release week the theme is Anything Goes! So create a card, scrapbook page, altered item.....with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp! Use any sketch, design, colour scheme you want!

We can't wait to see your creations and you have all week to play along (until April 19th) and we'll announce the winner at the end of the month! Feel free to link up your submission at the bottom of this post and/or by uploading your pic to the folder in our Krafty Friends facebook group! You could WIN a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

We've also got a sketch for you! If you're needing a little inspiration, feel free to use this awesome sketch anytime this month!

You'll get to see all sorts of sweet creations as you hop around the Krafty Team blogs today! PLUS you'll see some of the other goodies in action....like our new stencils, new ink and new Krafty Dots!

Be sure to join us at our LIVE Facebook Release Party tomorrow afternoon (Sunday, April 14th) at 1pm EST where we'll be celebrating ALL the new goodies and they will be released at the online shop!

Happy hoppin'!

~ Ally ~


stamps: KKS (It’s a Mystery)
cardstock: My Favorite Things (Grout Grey)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Granite Grey), Copic Markers, Glossy Accents
patterned papers: My Favorite Things (Black & White Stripes 6x6)
dies: Spellbinders (Ovals), MFT (Streetlights)
stencil: KKS (Houndstooth Stencil)
other: KKS (Earthtone Dots)

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Life is a Journey

Welcome back to Day TWO of our April Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we are sharing an awesome travel stamp set from artist Emilie Goulet!
It's called Life is a Journey!

This super fun stamp set features a lovely lady who looks so joyful to be heading out on an adventure! She's all set with her luggage, backpack and of course, her coffee! Plus four amazing sentiments!

I wanted this travelin’ chickie to be bright and fun so I took the colour scheme right from my patterned papers!

I stamped our traveller in our brand new ink, Creamy Caramel.  This colour is perfect for no-line colouring for sure!

Speaking of ink… don't forget about the APRIL Ink of the Month!  The colour this month is GRANITE GREY and you can scoop up the large ink pad, the mini cube and the ink refill for 15% OFF while supplies last and until April 30th!

You'll get to see ALL the new goodies....stamps, stencils, ink and dots over the next couple of days! Then everything will be released at our LIVE Facebook Release Party on Sunday afternoon at 1pm EST in the Krafty Friends group!

For now, hop around and check out some amazing designs featuring Life is a Journey from our Krafty Team!

See you back here tomorrow for our final peek day!

Happy kraftin'!

~ Ally ~


stamps: KKS (Life is a Journey)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
inks: KKS (Creamy Caramel, Wicked Black), Glossy Accents
patterned papers: Basic Grey (Wander)

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Good in the Woods & Accessories!

This is Day ONE of our Krafty Peeks for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and we are incredibly excited to share everything with you! We've got new stamps, stencils, ink and enamel dots! Hang on to your ink pads people....here we GO!

We are kicking things off BIG today with TWO brand new sets from artist, Cheryl Grant!!
Good in the Woods and Good in the Woods Accessories!

These fabulous outdoorsy stamp sets are perfect for spring!!  The Good in the Woods stamp set features Lucas, Lulu and an amazing retro camper plus several coordinating sentiments!

And ALSO we have the Good in the Woods Accessories stamp set with four additional images featuring a fox, a raccoon, a BBQ and a fire pit PLUS several more great sentiments!

I was so ticked pink about this adorable new stamp set… you see my family and I have a little trailer very similar to the one in this set.  It’s a little yellow Boler trailer and we just adore it!  So I knew I had to feature it on my very first card of the reveal…

So just like our own trailer, I had to color it yellow!

Plus I couldn’t forget the inside of the card either…

So now it’s time to check out all the amazing creations of my fellow Krafty team…

Have fun hopping!  See you tomorrow for more new goodies!

~ Ally ~


stamps: KKS (Good in the Woods)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black), Copic Markers, CPD (Juniper Mist)
patterned papers: Pink Fresh Studios (Out & About 6x6)
other: Black thread

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Inspire Me Monday: A Litle Gift Set

Howdy!  Happy Monday!  I’ve over on the Power Poppy Blog today sharing my monthly post for Inspire Me Monday.

Today I’m sharing a fun and simple gift idea using shrink plastic and stamps.  Click HERE for a direct link to that post.

Here’s a little sneaky peeky for you…
http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2019/04/inspire-me-monday-shrink-plastic-fun.html

I used one of my all time favourite stamp sets for today’s idea; “Wild Mushrooms”.

Have a great week!  I hope you get crafty!

~ Ally ~

Let's Celebrate!

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

This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, Therese and your challenge is....CELEBRATION!

As soon as our challenge topic this week, I thought Birthday!  So I grabbed the adorable “Sweet as Can Bee” stamp set and coloured up a few cute little bees.

I used KKS “Wicked Black” ink for all my images plus I used Yummy Yellow and Purple Petunia ink to ink up my back ground and tag.

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 a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp will earn you double entries! Each submission will enter you into the monthly draw of a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

We've also got a brand new sketch to inspire you for the month of April! You don't have to use it but it's there for you to use if you need a little kick start....feel free to use it any time!

There are two ways to enter our challenges! 1) you can link up your entries at the bottom of this post and 2) share your KKS creations in our Krafty Friends facebook group! We can't wait to see what you create!

Also don't miss this weekend's FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS!  We've got a selection of stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF this weekend only and while supplies last!

Happy creating!

~ Ally ~


stamps: KKS (Sweet as Can Bee)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White), MFT (Grout Grey)
dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles, Heart Balloons), Pretty Pink Posh (unknown)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Yummy Yellow, Purple Petunia), Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen)
stencils: KKS (Krafty Scenery Stencil), Tim Holtz (Mini Hexagon Layering Stencil)
bakers Twine: Stampin’ Up! (Basic Black)

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A Rosy Hello!

Happy Friday!  Just a quick card to brighten the beginning of your weekend!

I just loved my black, white and pink card earlier this week so I made another one featuring all Catherine Pooler Designs products!


What do you think?  I’m sending it out this weekend to a special someone!  Maybe it’ll be you!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!

~ Ally ~


stamps: CPD (Medallion Mix-Up, Rose Garden, Kind of Wonderful, Wild Garden)
dies: CPD (Hello Die), Spellbinders (Architectural Accents)
inks: CPD (Midnight, It's a Girl, Be Mine, Party Dress, Peppermint Scrub)
cardstock:  Recollections (110# White & Black), Tim Holtz (Metallic Black), DCWV (Silver Cardstock)
sequins: CraftMedley (B&W Classic)

Hello Lovely!

Howdy everyone!  Happy Hump Day!

Today I’m sharing the card I created for this week’s card sketch for Splitcoaststampers! Here’s a link to this week’s sketch: SC743.

Since I just received some new CP Designs goodies so I chose some of those to design with including: “Isn’t She Lovely” stamp set and the “Lovely Word Die”, the “Toucan Do It” stamp set and the gorgeous “Deco Fan Stencil” (a StampNation members only stencil!).


I also used the CPD inks as well… It’s a Girl, Be Mine, Party Dress and Midnight.


PLUS… did you hear??? Catherine has just launched a fun new monthly collection subscription called Club SurseeWith Club Sursee there are two different kinds of subscriptions:
  • BASIC – you are mailed 2 stamp sets every month.
  • DELUXE – you are mailed 2 stamp sets plus 2 other additional products that coordinate every month
I hope you’ll at least check it out!  Check out Catherine’s recent LIVE video HERE for some clues as to what’s in the very first subscriptions.

Have a great rest of the week everyone!

~ Ally ~


stamps: CPD (Toucan Do It, Isn’t She Lovely)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White & Black)
inks: CPD (Midnight, It’s a Girl, Be Mine, Party Dress), Stickles (Star Dust), Blender Pen
stencil: CPD (Deco Fan Stencil)