Inspire Me Monday over at Power Poppy

Happy Monday everyone!  Today I’m over on the Power Poppy Blog sharing a fast tutorial on how to color and create a spotlight card.

I chose to work with the amazing “Big Sexy Blooms” back ground stamp set and some fun ZIG Markers.

Here's a little sneak...


Come on over to the blog right HERE and check it all out!


Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

Make Waves!

Hello and welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge! 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!

Our ubber talented hostess this week is Krafty Girl, Melanie! And her challenge for you is to add STITCHING!

For my fun card today I’m featuring the adorable “Manatee Pals”.  I used Wicked Black ink to stamp my critters in and then I used Salty Sea and Lovely Lagoon inks to ink and blend in my back ground.

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 July! 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!

Did you know....for the month of July we've got lots of fun stuff going on over at the Krafty Friends Facebook group?! We are celebrating Harry Potter's birthday with giveaways, challenges, a guest designer contest, prizes, sales and more!!

Of course, head on over to Diagon Alley to shop our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS!  A selection of our fabulous stamp sets are on SALE 40% OFF but only for the weekend and only while supplies last!

ALSO all orders during July will receive a COUPON for a discount when shopping in August!!
Happy kraftin'!

~ Ally ~


stamps: KKS (Manatee Pals)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
ink: KKS (Wicked Black, Salty Sea, Lovely Lagoon), CPD (Juniper Mist)
patterned papers: Catherine Pooler (Snow Days 6x6)
dies: MFT (Stitched Arch)
other: thread

A Lovely Day

TGIF!  For me it’s been a long week.  I think it’s the first full week I’ve stayed in the new house (we moved!).  It’s starting to feel like home now… almost!  I still have a few more boxes of stuff to go away.

Today I thought I’d play with the new Power Poppy “Strong and Beautiful ” stamp set and it’s single bloom.

I knew I wanted to play with some watercolor so I grabbed that and stamped my image repeatedly in soft “Totally Taupe” ink from KKS.  I added a big bold sentiment from the “Floribunda” stamp set too.

Now, join the rest of the Bloomies on their blogs to see what they’ve created to inspire you today…
Allison Cope – you are here!

Thanks for dropping by!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Power Poppy (Strong and Beautiful, Floribunda)
cardstock: Strathmore (Watercolor Paper), Recollections (110# White)
inks: KKS (Totally Taupe), Versafine (Black Onyx), Watercolor Paints, Fine Tec (Fine Gold)

Puppies and Paper Tole

Howdy all!  Happy Thursday!  I'm over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog today sharing a fun tutorial.

I used the adorable “Dog on Scooter Vrooming By” digital image to create my card feature and PLUS I share a tutorial on how to do Paper Tole.

Here’s a little sneak peek…
CLICK HERE to proceed to my post!

Happy creating everyone!

~ Ally ~

Focus on the Sentiment

Hello and welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge! We can't wait for you to play along and share your amazing krafty kreations! We are here to inspire your creativity!

Our hostess this week is the lovely Krafty Girl, Alexis! And her challenge for you is to...
FOCUS ON THE SENTIMENT

For my card today I decided to use the darling “Life is a Journey” stamp set and took the sentiment “Life is a journey, not a destination” and stamped it in Pink Pizzazz ink.

I actually freehand watercoloured the back ground in which to pop up my sentiment on. It was a simple and relaxing piece to create.

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 July! 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!

Did you know....for the month of July we've got lots of fun stuff going on over at the Krafty Friends Facebook group?! We are celebrating Harry Potter's birthday with giveaways, challenges, a guest designer contest, prizes, sales and more!!

Of course, head on over to Diagon Alley to shop our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS! A selection of our fabulous stamp sets are on SALE 40% OFF but only for the weekend and only while supplies last!

Happy kraftin'!

~ Ally ~
 

stamps: KKS (Life is a Journey)
cardstock: Strathmore (Watercolor Paper), Recollections (110# White)
ink: KKS (Pink Pizzazz), Watercolour Paints
dies: Spellbinders (A2 Valiant Honor), MFT (Stitched Dual STAX)
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Kraftin' Kimmie July Release Blog Hop

Happy Saturday all!  I’m on my way home from Scout Camp today.  Wish me luck!

Join me and rest of the Krafty Design Team for an array of fun cards and projects featuring the new products available today in the Kraftin’ Kimmie Shop; 3 new stamp sets, one new ink and some pretty new Krafty Dots…

I chose to feature the adorable “My Gnomies!” stamp set and the delicious “Party Peach” ink and make a cute little card…

I cut the little door on the front of the card so the sentiment peeks through…

And on the inside, I kept it very simple…

Everything is NOW available at the krafty shop! All the new products are 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!

Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: KKS (My Gnomies!)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Party Peach, Granite Grey), Copic Markers, Copic Multi-liner (0.05), Inktense Pencils
Dies: Catherine Pooler (Circles)


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

My Gnomies!

Howdy all and Happy Saturday!  Today is Day 3 and the final day of our Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps July reveal.

Today’s new stamp set is called… “My Gnomies!” and it’s adorable!


I chose to make an interactive card with some of the sweet gnomes and scenery in this stamp set.
If you you move the circle on the right side it spins all the little gnomies around!  LOL… so cute!




I used our brand new "Party Peach" ink to create a soft, subtle back drop for my cute gnomes.

Now don't forget!!! It's also CHALLENGE DAY and as always, during release week the theme is ANYTHING GOES!!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge (until June 21st) and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for all of June! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $40 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??

You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of July Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on TODAY at 1pm EST!

For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!

See you back here tomorrow for our fun Blog Hop!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: KKS (My Gnomies!)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Party Peach, Ruby Red, Charming Chartreuse, Enchanted Emerald), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen), Spectrum Noir (Sparkle)
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Just One More Page

Happy Friday!  I hope is all going well with you today.  Today is Day 2 of our July release for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

Our stamp set today is called… “Just One More Page”. A stamp set perfect for your pre-teen or teen!

I loved the awesome image of our teen on her fluffy bean bag chair so I knew I had to make a scene for her to be relaxing in. So I created a wood floor, a desk and some wall embellishments.


I wanted to make the back drop of the card kind of dreamy… like when you read a book, you create a world in your head from what you read.  I used the “Krafty Scenery Stencil” and some soft Salty Sea ink to make it look dreamy.

And when you open the flap, you see this…

You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of July Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on Saturday, July 13th at 1pm EST!

For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!

See you back here tomorrow for the final new stamp set reveal!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: KKS (Just One More Page)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Salty Sea), Copic Markers
Stencil: KKS (Krafty Scenery Stencil)
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Life is a Joy

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today is Day 1 of our new July Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release!

Today we have the adorable stamp set “Life is a Joy” stamp set.  To find out more about this stamp set you can visit the KKS blog today.
Aren't the images adorable in this stamp set?

I chose to make a gate fold card featuring the adorable kids on the bench.  I first stamped on my image and then masked it off.  Then I used our fabulous new “Party Peach” ink and blended into the back ground.  Then I added a touch of Yummy Yellow and a light blend of Ruby Red ink towards the bottom.  I also used Charming Chartreuse and Enchanted Emerald inks for the grassy area.


For my card base I used the “Party Peach” ink again with our “Leaves & Vines Stencil” to create a subtle patterned paper.

You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of July Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on July 13th!

For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!

See you back here tomorrow for more amazing new KKS products!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: KKS (Life is a Joy)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Inks: KKS (Party Peach, Yummy Yellow, Pumpkin Patch, Ruby Red, Charming Chartreuse, Enchanted Emerald, Wicked Black), Copic Markers, Inktense Pencils
Stencil: KKS (Leaves & Vines Stencil)
 
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Christmas in July!

Happy Saturday everyone!  I’m off on Vancouver Island as we speak with my Scout Troop at a jamboree.  Wish me luck with 12 Scouts and 3 other Scout Leaders!

Today is Saturday and time for another fun Saturday Challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.

This week’s challenge is all about making a Christmas themed card.

I chose to pull out the adorable “Eskimo Pals” stamp set and my Copic Markers.

I kept the colouring simple and coloured everything to match my fun patterned papers!

Come and join us this week for a chance to WIN our monthly prize!

For more details, please visit the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Blog.


Did you know....for the month of July we've got lots of fun stuff going on over at the Krafty Friends Facebook group?! We are celebrating Harry Potter's birthday with giveaways, challenges, a guest designer contest, prizes, sales and more!! In fact, there's a coupon code available right NOW for 20% OFF all regular priced products in the shop! Head on over to find the code you need to shop!!
 
Don't forget that our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS are up! A selection of our fabulous stamp sets are on SALE 40% OFF but only for the weekendand only while supplies last!


Have a great weekend everyone!

~ Ally ~


stamps: KKS (Eskimo Pals)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
inks: KKS (Granite Grey, Wicked Black), Copic Markers, Copic Multi-liner (0.25)
patterned papers: Echo Park (Celebrate Winter 6x6)
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Gerda Steiner Designs ~ HaBee Birthday

Happy Thursday!  I hope you’re having a wonderful week!

Today I’m over on the Gerda Steiner Designs sharing another video tutorial using one of the new digital stamp sets, “HaBee Birthday”.

Here’s a little bit of sneak for you…

I’d love it if you came and checked out my tutorial! Click HERE for a direct link.

Have a great day!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy Blog Hop with Ellen Hutson


Welcome to the Power Poppy Blog Hop with Ellen Hutson! 

We've got fun prizes!!! We are giving away $25 to the Ellen Hutson shop and $25 to the Power Poppy shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop. Two random & lucky commenters will win! Comment before Sunday, July 7th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

I chose to feature a few of our new release stamp sets (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!).  I used the hummingbird & the Dahlia from the “Floribunda”stamp set, the fern & the Poenies came from the "Strong and Beautiful" stamp set and the final set of greenery & snetiment from the "Woodland Carpet" set.


Here's a little close up of the glittery hummingbird...


... and the glittery Dahlia!


Now check out all the amazing cards created with these beautiful stamps sets…

Carly Tee Minner http://www.carlytee.com/
Therese Calvird https://lostinpaper.com/
Rhea Weigand http://passionatepapercreations.com

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to comment to WIN!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Power Poppy (Woodland Carpet, Strong and Beautiful, Floribunda)
cardstock:  Recollections (110# White)
inks: Kraftin' Kimmie (Wicked Black), Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen), Glossy Accents
tools: Copic Air Brush System
die: Catherine Pooler (Circles Dies)