Urban Oasis Poinsettia

Yesterday Catherine Pooler Designs released the new Retro Winter collection.

I’ve decided to share a project today using the new all four new ink colors, Sangria, Pink Champagne, Orange Peel and Hot Tub plus the stunning new Feeling Chilly Patterned Paper collection.

I grabbed the ‘Tis the Season stamp set and a panel of 3”x5.5” of Premium White cardstock and stamped the poinsettia flower, pine boughs and multiple sized dots on it.

I added it to a panel of the pretty Hot Tub colored starred paper.  I added a “Merry” die from the Merry Labels Dies and a sentiment from the Merry & Bright Boughs stamp set. 

This would make an amazing Christmas card to send to your friends and family!

Happy stamping!

~ Ally ~

The Retro Winter Collection is Here!

Today is release day for the Catherine Pooler Designs collection called Retro Winter.  Included in this release are some wintery stamp sets, chilly dies, some fun patterned papers and FOUR new beautiful ink colors!

For my cards today I have used all four new ink colors, Sangria, Pink Champagne, Orange Peel and Hot Tub plus the adorable Happy Buddies stamp set and it’s coordinating dies, the Happy Buddies Dies.  I have also included the delicious Feeling Chilly Patterned Paper pack.

For this card I stamped and cut the reindeer and the happy banner from the Happy Buddies stamp set and its coordinating die set, Happy Buddies Dies.  I colored in all the parts of my reindeer and banner using the same Urban Oasis inks and some Sand Castle ink using my Blender Pen.

I added the deer to my Circles Die cut area of the Feeling Chilly patterned paper and added some fun Cincinnati Sequin Mix.  And voila… a super cute holiday card!

For my next card I used the Postage Stamp Dies and cut out 3 rectangles from the patterned paper.  I used the Sangria ink and stamped out 3 of the critters and die cut them using their corresponding dies.

I adhered a piece of clear acetate to the back of the rectangular windows and then inked up a glow of Orange Peel ink where each critter was going to sit in the window.  Then I added a few Cincinnati Sequins to each window and adhered the panels together using some 3D foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!  More inky projects tomorrow!

~ Ally ~

Retro Winter is Coming from Catherine Pooler!

Today is release day for StampNation members (12pm EST) for the newest Catherine Pooler release called Retro Winter.  For everyone else, these new items release TOMORROW at 9 AM EST!  There are some amazing wintery cute items and FOUR new beautiful inks in this release!

For my cards today I have used all four new ink colors, Sangria, Pink Champagne, Orange Peel and Hot Tub plus the adorable Happy Buddies stamp set and it’s coordinating dies, the Happy Buddies Dies.  I have also included the delicious Feeling Chilly Patterned Paper pack.
For this card I masked and created a scene with all three critters and some fun birthday balloons!

For this card I cut 4 rectangles from my card front and put a piece of the fun Feeling Chilly Patterned Papers in behind and then filled them the super cute bears from the Happy Buddies stamp set.

You are just going to LOVE these new products!  Happy shopping for SN members and happy shopping tomorrow for everyone else!

~ Ally ~

Tic Tac Toe!

Happy Saturday everyone! Welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

This week is actually MY turn to challenge you!  This week’s challenge is a Tic Tac Toe challenge.  You know the rules… make a creation using one of the horizontal, diagonal, up or down lines!

I needed to make one more Halloween card for a family member so I grabbed the “I Want Candy”, Caroling Cuties” and the “Scaredy Cats” stamp sets and stamped and masked  and created a scene.  I also use our new Brick Wall Stencil as well!  I used the "Orange, Enamel Dots, Patterned Paper" line for my card.

I wanted my two little trick-or-treators to be walking along the sidewalk getting ready to knock on a door so that’s the scene I created.  I coloured everything in the scene using Copic Markers and KKS inks for the stenciling.

Don’t forget to play along with all the other fun challenges going on over at the Krafty Friends Facebook page too.  All the challenges have been extended so you can playing along with everything until October 31st!

Plus... here's the current monthly sketch that you might want to use for one of your squares for this challenge.

Don't forget to take advantage of the Frugal Friday sales too!  Lots of great stamps sets on sale this weekend!

Have a great weekend!  Hope you are able to get krafty!

~ Ally ~

stamps: KKS (I Want Candy, Caroling Cuties, Scaredy Cats)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Ruby Red, Berry Bliss, Creamy Caramel), Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Stickles (Star Dust), Copic Muli-liner 0.3
patterned papers: Doodlebug Designs (October 31st 6x6)
dots: KKS (Underwater Dots, Rainbow Dots)
stencil: KKS (Brick Wall Stencil
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Merry Corgmas!

TGIF! I’m off to Scout camp for the weekend but I thought I’d share this fun holiday cutie with you first.

I decided to pull out some Power Poppy Christmas stamp sets so I I pulled the “Christmas Corgis” stamp set first. I used my Copic Markers to colour up that adorable little Corgi fella.

I layered him on some fun cardstock and patterned papers.

 Don’t forget to check out want fellow Bloomies have created to share with you today too…

Thanks for stopping by everyone!  Have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Christmas Corgis)
cardstock: Recollections (White & Blue 110#)
inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers
patterned paper: Recollections (Bright Spirits 6x6)
dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles), SugarPea Designs (Stitched Flags)

Skating By with a Holiday HI!

Howdy all!  Happy Thursday!  I'm sharing a rather chilly creation over on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog today; click here.

My card today features the new digital stamp, “Ice Skating Mouse”.  This is an adorable little mouse adorned with a sweet little hat, warm mitts and a fuzzy winter sweater all decked out in his skates.

I chose to color him using Copic Markers and then add some finer details with Polychromos Pencils.

To create the reflection, I just duplicated my image, flipped it on the horizontal plane and squished it in my photo editing software.

I did have a full video filmed for you but I’ve I can’t seem to get my camera to talk to my computer today so maybe next time I’ll have a video tutorial for you all.

Make sure you check out the Digital Stamp Area in the Gerda Steiner Designs store regularly.  Gerda is always added new images to create with!  PLUS, the digital stamp area is now even easier to search!  You can search for stamps that are birthday, Winter, Spring and Summer themed now much easier.

I hope my card inspires you to get out there and create!  See you again next time!

~ Ally ~

stamp: Gerda Steiner Designs (Ice Skating Mouse - digi)
cardstock: Recollections (65# White, 110# White)
patterned paper: Recollections (Christmas Plaids 6x6)
inks: Copic Markers, Polychromos Pencils
die: Pretty Pink Posh (Scalloped Frames)

Colorful Tiled Creations & Celebration SALE!

I’ve been having lots of fun for the last week or so creating fun cards for StampNation’s annual World Card Making Day celebration!  I’ve been a member there for over 6 years and it’s my crafty home.  If you’d like to check out more info, you can click here.

In addition to the Club Canvo subscription, you also subscribe to Catherine’s Club Sursee.  It’s like a little present in your mailbox every month!

For one of the WCMD challenges, I used a few new Club Sursee products to create some simple but dynamic cards…

I used some Fiesta Blue, Tiara, Tiki Torch , Orange Twist and finally Samba inks to stamp out my patterns!

Catherine is celebrating 10 YEARS on YouTube this week!  To celebrate, Catherine is having a One-Day Sale over in the shop.
All day Monday, October 21st**, hop over to the shop and
Save $10 off Any Order of $40 or more!!  Sale Items included!

**psst! if you go to the shop now... you can get in on the sale early! No code needed. Discount will come off automatically at check out. Discount is for new orders only and can not be applied to previously placed orders.

If you are a FIRST TIME Catherine Pooler Designs shopper, click HERE for 10% coupon!!!!

PLUS.... there are new Catherine Pooler stuff coming this week too!  Retro Winter is on it's way!

Happy Shopping!

~ Ally ~

stamps: CPD (Pattern Phenalia, Layered Greetings)
cardstock: CPD (Premium White), Recollections (110# White)
inks: CPD (Fiesta Blue, Tiara, Tiki Torch , Orange Twist, Samba
dies: Spellbinders (On The Edge – PageMaps)

Kraftin’ Kimmie Hop & Shop!

Today we are celebrating all the new goodies that are available NOW from our OCTOBER Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

All THREE new clear stamp sets are NOW available over at the Krafty Shop, along with our new STORMY SKY inks, TWO new Krafty Stencils and our new FESTIVE Krafty Dots!

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

Today I chose to combine the fabulous Perfect Plaid Stencil along with the festive Snowflake Kisses stamp set AND also our new Stormy Sky ink. I even added some of those dainty little snowflakes into my plaid pattern.

First up we have TWO new sets from artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen called....
Snowflake Kisses....
and Solid Holiday!

We also have the adorable Caroling Cuties by our artist Neda Sadreddin!

Also available now is our brand new Hybrid Ink colour in the large ink pad, mini cube and ink refill and it's called....  Stormy Sky!

We have two new stencils that are perfect for all your new creations called... Brick Wall Stencil and Perfect Plaid Stencil!

And lastly we've got new KRAFTY DOTS called... Festive Dots!

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!

And don't forget to grab the INK OF THE MONTH!  This month all in stock products in the PINK PIZZAZZ colour are on SALE 15% OFF while supplies last!

Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!

~ Ally ~
Stamps: KKS (Snowflake Kisses)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Tim Holtlz (Metallic Kraft)
Inks: KKS (Stormy Sky)
Stencils: KKS (Perfect Plaid Stencil)
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Introducing... Caroling Cuties!

It's Day THREE day of the October Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!  It's our FINAL day of peeks and everything you've seen us share this week will be in the online shop this afternoon!  We are closing things out with a brand new adorable stamp set from artist Neda Sadreddin called... Caroling Cuties!

Check out these sweet little furry characters ready for some holiday singing! So many ways to mix and match them or use them on their own! There is a lovely lamppost image also to help with creating scenes plus several musical sentiments!

For my card I chose to make it quite dimensional...

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 until October 31st to play along! 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 featuring Caroling Cuties 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!

Everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group this afternoon... Saturday, October 19th at 2pm EST!

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

Stamps: KKS (Caroling Cuties)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Mermaid MelodyRuby Red ), ColorBox (Frost White), Copic Markers, Glossy Accents
Patterned Paper: MFT (Candy Land 6x6)
Dies: Spellbinders (Curved Rectangles)
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Introducing... Solid Holiday!

We're back with more inky goodness for our Day Two of the OCTOBER 2019 release for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we have another holiday set by our fabulous artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen!  It's called... Solid Holiday!

Such a lovely assortment of solid festive images... trees, ornaments, pressies and I adore the coffee mug! They can be used as accessory images on your creations, on tags, bags, stamped in all sorts of coloured inks!! Or make your own patterned papers! So many possibilities!

I had a ball making my own patterned papers using all those sweet little trees and our new “Stormy Sky” ink.  To make even more festive, I used some fun metallic cardstock too!

For my second card, I went a little more with a layered, rustic look!  Cute little tags. Lots of layers!  PLUS, I even made my own wood grain paper for the background using some Totally Taupe, Creamy Caramel, Granite Grey, and Marvellous Mocha inks.  Too cool!

Check out Solid Holiday stamp set in action as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today! Be sure to leave some love at each stop because Kimmie is going to give away some krafty $$ to one lucky commenter!

You'll see MORE of our brand new goodies over the next couple of days of Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on Saturday, October 19th at 2pm EST!

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

~ Ally ~
Stamps: KKS (Solid Holiday)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Tim Holtz (Metallic Cardstock), MFT (Vellum)
Inks: KKS (Ruby Red, Goblin Green, Stormy Sky), Sakura (Star Dust Pen)
Dies: Spellbinders (Create a Flake 5, Nesting Ovals)
Deer Tags
Stamps: KKS (Solid Holiday)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Catherine Pooler (Chocolate)
Inks: KKS (Totally Taupe, Creamy Caramel, Granite Grey, Marvellous Mocha, Bubbly Blue), Stickles (Star Dust), Micron Pen (Brown 0.5)
Dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles), WPlus9 (Timeless Tags 2), Spellbinders (Create a Flake 5)
Patterned Papers & Die Cut Shapes: KaiserCraft (Wonderland)
Brads: Basic Grey, Making Memories
Twine: Catherine Pooler (Silver Twine)
Stencils: KKS (Brick Wall Stencil)
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Introducing... Snowflake Kisses

All the Krafty FUN is about to begin as we kick off the OCTOBER 2019 release for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  This is Day ONE of our Krafty Peeks and we are incredibly excited to share everything with you!  We've got new stamp sets, stencils, ink and enamel dots!  Get ready 'cause here we GO!

We are starting things off today with a super sweet new WINTER set from artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen!! It's called.....Snowflake Kisses!

Check out the gorgeous sentiments in this set in a combination of lovely fonts! They can be used as the focal point of your creation, they can be used in combination with a coloured image, you can use them on the insides of your cards, on tags, on bags and lots more!! PLUS all the gorgeous SNOWFLAKE designs in so many sizes! Stamp them in coloured ink or emboss them... so beautiful!

For my first card, I went with a very non-traditional color scheme... a Salty Sea, Lovely Lagoon, Party Peach color palette!

For a subtle back ground, I used the new Brick Wall Stencil and light brushing of Party Peach ink.  I took a little drop of Star Dust Stickles in the middle of most of the snowflakes for a little sparkle.

For my second card, I wanted some gold embossed snowflakes...

I also incorporated in our fun Perfect Plaid Stencil to this creation.  I first used Ruby Red ink to ink up the paper, then I shifted my stencil just a bit and inked it up in Berry Bliss ink to make the above pattern.  Super cool right?

As you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today you will see the SNOWFLAKE KISSES stamp set in action in combination with our all of our other awesome new October Kraftin' Kimmie products!

You will spot our newest addition to the Krafty Kolours Hybrid Ink line! It's a gorgeous new rich navy colour named Stormy Sky!
As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, mini cubes and ink refills!

We've got TWO brand new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help accessorize your creations!  They are called Brick Wall Stencil and Perfect Plaid Stencil!

And of course, we are adding the perfect new coordinating Krafty Dots for this release!  These ones are called Festive Dots!

You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of October Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on Saturday, October 19th at 2pm EST!

For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!! Be sure to leave some love on EACH stop on the hop because I'm going to be giving away some krafty $$ to the shop!! PLUS our designers are AMAZING and you should tell them so!

And come on back tomorrow for MORE krafty goodness!  Happy hoppin'!
~ Ally ~
Ivory, Peach & Blue Snowflakes
Stamps: KKS (Snowflake Kisses)
Cardstock: Recollections (65# Ivory)
Inks: KKS (Salty Sea, Lovely Lagoon, Party Peach), Stickles (Star Dust)
Dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles)
Ribbon: Offray (Teal Ribbon)
Stencils: KKS (Brick Wall Stencil)
Plaid Snowflakes
Stamps: KKS (Snowflake Kisses)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), MFT (Vellum)
Inks: KKS (Ruby Red, Berry Bliss), Versamark
Dies: MFT (Stitched Scallop Basic Edges), SugarPea Designs (Stitched Flags)
Embossing Powder: PK Glitz (Gold)
Dots: KKS (Festive Dots)
Stencils: KKS (Perfect Plaid Stencil)
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Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Howdy all!  Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Today Power Poppy is celebrating with us by sharing some brand new and revamped gorgeous digital images.  We have new digis with frilly floral and furry fauna alike!

One of our newest stamps is this “The Fox and the Moth” image.  It’s packed with this sweet little fox and all of his glorious woodsy surroundings.

I had a ball colouring up this image with my Copics and Polychromos Pencils.  It certainly was a labour of love.

Marcella has just added 10 new digital downloads to the Power Poppy shop — AND she’s got a coupon so you can save $5 on anything in the store when you spend a minimum of $15.  The coupon runs today through October 14, good on everything in stock. One use per customer. May not be combined with other promotions.

Just use coupon code: FIVEOFF15
Now check out all the brand new digis…

Happy shopping and creating!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (The Fox and The Moth)
cardstock: The Bee Paper Company (Marker Paper), Catherine Pooler Designs (Sand Dunes), Recollection (White 110#)
ink:  Copic Markers, Polychromo Pencils, Copic Multiliner (0.25)

Happy Birthday to Ewe!

Happy Saturday and Happy World Card Making Day!

It’s a new Saturday so time for a brand new Saturday Challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!
Today’s challenge is “black and white”.  You got it, you can only use black and white on your creation this week.

I chose to make a fun birthday card to share using the adorable “Ewe Are Amazing” stamp set and my favourite black ink, “Wicked Black”… PLUS this stamp set is on SALE right now!  Woohoo!

Speaking of SALES… Kimmie has got one doozey of a sale on this weekend.  She has over 50 stamp sets on sale plus some inks, ink refills, dots and stencils too!!! Click here to check out all the fun… HERE!

Kim’s also celebrating her 10th anniversary of Kraftin’ Kimmie this month!  And there is so much fun planned for you guys! 

If you wanna play along with our anniversary festivities, come visit the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps’ Krafty Friends Facebook page. Later today I’m going to posting a fun Kraftober challenge and I’m also going to a LIVE at 1pm EST to talk to you about stencils!  Come and visit and play along!

Hope to see you there!  Enjoy the hop today!

~ Ally ~

stamps: KKS (Ewe Are Amazing)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White, 110# Black)
ink: KKS (Wicked Black), Copic Markers, Versamark
patterned paper: MFT (Black and White Stripes 6x6)
embossing powder: Ink on 3 (Arctic White)
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A Trio of Penguins

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today I’m going to share a fun holiday card featuring some adorable digital images!

For my card, I wanted to keep my front panel very simple and feature the cute penguins from the “Holiday with gift and Penguins Collection” and also the penguin with the hat over his face from the “December/January 2016/2017 Digital Stamp Bundle”.  Both of these stamp bundles feature multiple digital images perfect for your Christmas cards.

I’m going to be using some Ranger Distress Oxide inks and my Copic Markers on my card today.
Come and join me in my crafty space for just a few moments to see the entire process of my card. 

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join me…


Here’s another quick look at the final card.  Isn’t my little row of tuxedo cuties adorable?

Thanks for stopping by!  I’d love to hear what you think below or leave a comment below my video.

Have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~
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