Birthday Cake Remix


StampNation is turning TEN years old in a few weeks but we're celebrating a few days early with a fun Birthday Bundle release of fun stamps!

I decided to combine it with my sketch week over at Splitcoaststampers.

My card features some of the fun stamps and goodies from the Birthday Bundle... the Birthday Cake Remix stamp set and it's coordinating die...

For the sketch, click here.

The Birthday Bundle and all its parts is available NOW to StampNation members but will go on sale in the morning at 9am EST for the public to purchase.

 Happy stamping everyone!

~  Ally ~

January Journaling Spreads

TGIF!  So happy you are here today!  I'm sharing some more Canvo spreads using the Catherine Pooler Club Canvo subscription goodies!

The theme of January's Club Canvo was music so I couldn't resist making a fun page where I could jot down some of my all time favorite songs.  Isn't this a fun page?

To start my year off and with only 2 days for the first week, I was able to make this a single page spread.  Plus, if you haven't seen one of the newest Canvo stamps, the "Days Many Ways", it's going to be SO useful!  It's going to be a stamp set you'll use every month!

For the January 16th to 22nd spread, I used the "Weekly Eight Stencil" to get my base design.  then I added all my pink and orange accessories.  I used the adorable little TV and little balloon stamp from the "Year Round Essentials" stamp set on this page.  The balloon signifies my hubby's birthday in this case.

Thanks for dropping by! I hope you have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~


These images contain affiliate links.  By clicking them, I receive a small commission if you purchase something from the CP shop. This is at NO extra cost to you but helps me share new and up-to-date product with you! 

Keepin' it Simple!


Howdy all!  Today I thought I'd share a super simple card using some of the brand new "Beautiful New Year" products from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I began this card by cutting some CP Premium White cardstock using the fabulous "Mod Strips Cover Plate Die".  Then I took piece of light weight computer paper and applied some adhere all over a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece.  I took the strips of paper and applied them all over the back ground in a hap hazard V-like pattern.  I then applied some Sauna ink so it would catch in the seams.

Next I stamped the large bloom from the "Beautiful Day Floral" stamp set using Samba ink and die cut it our using its coordinating die.  I cut the image completely into two parts and applied them to my cover plate piece and then add my sentiment strip with a tiny sliver of patterned paper from the "Fleur De 6x6" paper collection.

Voila!  A card!  So simple!

Thanks fro stopping by!  I hope this inspires you to create today!

~ Ally ~ 


These images contain affiliate links.  By clicking them, I receive a small commission if you purchase something from the CP shop. This is at NO extra cost to you but helps me share new and up-to-date product with you! 

Club Canvo - January 2021 is here!

Howdy all!  Happy Hump Day!  Today I'm sharing some of my Canvo spreads for January 2021 with you!

All of the products noted here are now in the Catherine Pooler shop for individual purchase.  Sign up for the Club Canvo subscription and you'll receive all of the monthly goodies at a reduced price from buying them separately.

My first 2021 spread is my monthly introduction page.  I love all those retro feeling images!  I keep my images in a grey tone and added color with the title and musical note stamps!

Included in this month's Club Canvo is this cool stencil called the "Year Round Stencil" PLUS their is an accompanying stamp set, "Year Round Essentials".  It has a circular stamp set with all the months on it to stamp just right in that inner circle! I used mine to record the birthdays of friends and family on it!

I love my "Full Calendar Stencil" to create a single monthly calendar for the month. This is an older stencil but I use it a lot.  The new "January Notes" stamp set is going to be your new MUST HAVE stamp set too!  It has numbers on it... perfect for your calendar and daily spreads.

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back later this week with some more Canvo love.  Happy creating!

~ Ally ~


These images contain affiliate links.  By clicking them, I receive a small commission if you purchase something from the CP shop. This is at NO extra cost to you but helps me share new and up-to-date product with you! 

Take The Challenge!


Yesterday I was up on the Power Poppy blog sharing a fun challenge where my fellow Bloomie, Gloria Stengel and I challenged each other to create with certain perimeters.  

We decided to:

  • choose 1 or 2 stamps to choose from
  • choose a medium to use
  • choose a fun sketch

The challenge that Gloria sent me was:

I chose to use the bloom filled wellies image from the Garden of Gratitude stamp set.  I stamped the image using Antique Linen Distress ink for a no-line effect and then I water colored them using Derwent Intense Pencils.  Then to add all the fine detail back into my image, I used my Polychromos Pencils.

I haven't watercolored in a long time so it was a great challenge that Gloria had me using this medium.  It was super fun to create this holiday card.

I hope I have inspired to get creating. Click HERE to go and check out the challenge I gave Gloria plus her gorgeous end project!

Have a great week everyone!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Garden of Gratitude)
watercolor paper: Canson (Cold Press 90#)
cardstock: Catherine Pooler (Chocolate)
inks: Derwent Intense Pencils, Polychromos Pencils, Distress (Antique Linen), Kraftin' Kimmie (Marvellous Mocha)
patterned papers: Simple Stories (Very Merry 6x8), PhotoPlay (Dear Santa 6x6), MFT (Proper pinstripes Pastels 6x6)
dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles)

Coffee and Floral Birthday


It's time for another fun challenge over on the Three Room Studio blog!

This week, as the challenge hostess, I'm challenging you to create a card or project using patterned papers!

I needed a birthday card for someone special so I decided to go with a coffee and floral theme so I grabbed the "Awesome Coffee" and "Mom's Hibiscus" stamp sets plus the "Yay!" stamp set for my sentiments. 

I used my patterned paper to paper piece my coffee cup band and all my hibiscus flowers.  I love how the added designs add a nice effect to all my stamped images.

I hope you'll join us for my challenge!

Have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Three Room Studio (Awesome Coffee, Mom's Hibiscus, Yay!)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
patterned paper: Echo Park (Coffee Friends 6x6)
dies: Catherine Pooler Designs (Forest Foliage Dies)
ink: Kraftin' Kimmie (Wicked Black), ColorBox (Frost White), Distress Oxide (Antique Linen), Copic Markers, Sukara (White Gel Pen)


Squeal! It's Your Birthday!


Good morning and welcome to another fabulous and fun Saturday Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Are you ready for another fun and krafty challenge to inspire you and help get your creative juices flowing? We've got some fabulous ideas for you and can't wait to see what you create!
This week, krafty girl Karla is your hostess and her challenge theme for you is.... 

Make a birthday card!

The challenge this week is very fitting!  My sister's birthday was yesterday and my Mom's is tomorrow!  I chose to grab the fun "Party Piggies" stamp set.  I stamped him in Wicked Black ink and then coloured him in Copic Markers.  I used Polychromos Pencils to add the green to my piggy's face and cupcake.

I included some fun clay sprinkles inside my card to act like confetti or cupcake toppings.
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 Stamp and products will earn you double entries! The monthly prize is a $25 voucher to the Krafty shop!!! There are two ways to enter: you can link up your creation on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page and you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group.
Also, if you need a little extra inspiration or a jump start to your mojo, we have a new sketch each month! Feel free to use it any time!

And, of course don't miss our last day of the 12 Krafty Days of Christmas for specials, inspiration and a chance to win!!
Happy kraftin'!
~ Ally ~ 
stamps: KKS (Party Piggies)
cardstock:  Recollections (#110 White)
patterned paper: Doodlebug Design (Hey Cupcake 6x6)
ink: KKS (Wicked Black), Copic Markers, Polychromos Pencils
sprinkles: Buttons Galore (Limeade, Candy Hearts), Studio Katia (Rainbow Wheels)
dies: Catherine Pooler (Circles), Simon Says Stamp (Circle Thin Frames)

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12 Krafty Days of Christmas ~ Long in the Tooth Birthday


Over on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog, we're celebrating the "12 Krafty Days of Christmas".  Each day we recap monthly stamps and product revealed in 2020.

PLUS each and every day during the 12 Days Krafty Event, you can comment on our 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 have released this month, please share HERE for an EXTRA GIVEAWAY!! 

Today I'm sharing the adorable "Long in the Tooth" stamp set!  Plus I also used the March's release stencil, "Pattern Parade Stencil" too with a few added "Polar Dots".

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a krafty day!

~ Ally ~


 These are NOT affiliate links... just for the easy of shopping!  Enjoy!


12 Krafty Days of Christmas ~ Burgundy Beauty


Howdy all!  Today is Day 10 of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "12 Krafty Days of Christmas".  I'm showcasing the very stamp set I designed, "Winter Scenery" over on the KKS blog today.

I had fun with this card!  I was inspired by a mural I saw in the back ground of a Christmas movie I was watched a few days ago.  It had this burgundy coloured sky in it and the rest, they say, is history.  I decided to stick with the burgundy colour and add a hint of warm peach.

There is actually quite a bit of sparkle to this card but it's extremely hard to capture it on camera!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to check out the "12 Krafty Days of Christmas" festivities on the blog.  Kimmie is giving away all kinds of goodies!

Happy crafting!

~ Ally ~

Catherine Pooler ~ "Beautiful New Year"



Howdy!  Happy Hump Day!

Today is the day the "Beautiful New Year" release goes live in the Catherine Pooler Shop!

This release has a little bit of everything... some New Years stuff, some celebration stuff... some floral stuff... some Thanks stuff... and some patterned papers too!

My card today features the fun new cover plate called "Mod Strips Cover Plate".  It's perfect for card fronts or even to cut sentiment strips too! Before cutting my cover plate, I used the "Woodgrain Background" stamp and embossed the paper with white embossing ink.  Then I inked it up with a variety of our beautiful purple inks; Sugared Lavender, Sweet Sixteen, Rose Petals and some It's a Girl pink ink too!

Then I die cut it with the Mod Strips Cover Plate to make it all into strips.  I cut the strips and applied them to my card front to look like wood panelling. Then I added the greetings and aligned flowers and branches along their edges.

I love how they turned out!

Have a great day and happy shopping!

~ Ally ~

Woodgrain Cards
stamps: Beautiful Day Floral, Sincere Thanks, Woodgrain Background
cardstock: Premium White
inks: Sugared Lavender, Sweet Sixteen, Rose petals, It's a Girl, Sage, Eucalyptus
dies: Mod Strips Cover Plate
other: Stickles (Diamond)

CP's "Beautiful New Year" Coming Tomorrow!


Happy Tuesday!  Today I'm showcasing some more new release goodies coming to the Catherine Pooler Designs Shop tomorrow!

Today I'm featuring the glorious blooms from the "Beautiful Day Floral" stamp set and the delicious "Fleur De Patterned Papers" in 6x6.  the small Thank You greeting is also from the new "Sincere Thanks" stamp set.  All of these new products are part of the Beautiful New Year release coming Wedneday!

All these product and MORE will be hitting the CP Shop tomorrow!

Thanks for dropping by!

~ Ally ~

Mini Polka Dot Flowers

stamps: Beautiful Day Floral, Sincere Thanks
cardstock: Premium White, Recollections (Black 65#)
inks: Midnight, Copic Markers, Versamark
patterned paper: Fleur de Patterned Paper 6x6
dies: Beautiful Day Floral Die
embossing powder: WOW (Opague Bright White)
other: thread

I will be adding the full link list as soon as the products go live in the CP Shop.



Stitched Thank You


Howdy all!  If you don't know, Catherine Pooler Designs has another fun release coming up this week!  It's called the "Beautiful New Year" release and it has a little bit of everything in it.

Today Catherine talked about the "Thanks Bundle" from this release.  This is a few of the products in that bundle...

You can see Catherine's video here.

I'll putting a FULL clickable link list below once the product goes live in the CP Shop!

Hope you have a great Monday!

~ Ally ~

Striped Thank You

stamps: Beautiful Day Floral, Sincere Thanks
cardstock: Premium White, Recollections (Black 65#)
patterned paper: Fleur de Patterned Paper 6x6
inks: Midnight, Twilight
dies: Mod Strips Cover Plate
other: thread

Season's Greenings!


It's Day 3 of the Power Poppy's "12 Days of Christmas" challenge!  To find out all the details, you can visit Day One on the Power Poppy blog!

Today I'm sharing a card featuring the festive "Season's Greenings" stamp set.  I stamped my image in Wicked Black ink and then colored it up using my Copic Markers.

To create my background, I first embossed my cardstock with a cover plate die.  Then I added lots of sticky embossing ink and WOW's Metallic Platinum Embossing Powder and heat set it.

It was super fun to make!  I hope you have a fabulous Thursday!

~ Ally ~

These are NOT affiliate links, except for the cover plate die.  Please feel free to shop these card products...

I've Got that Golden Glow


Over on the Power Poppy blog, the Bloomies are sharing all kinds of amazing projects and krafty tips in the "12 Days of Christmas" Challenge.

My card features the super cool wreath from the "Season's Greenings" stamp set.  I colored my image in with Copic Markers.  Now the colors I used were mostly on the cool side of the spectrum so I threw in a pop of red and played up the gold!

To create that background, I first ran my paper through my die cutting machine with my cover plate die and my embossing mat.  Then I took my Versamark ink and inked up the entire card front panel and poured some metallic embossing powder over top of the ink and heat set it.  Voila!  One sparkle-tastic card!

Come and play along with the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge.  Click HERE!.

Have a great Thursday!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy's 12 Days of Christmas


Happy Tuesday everyone!  And a Happy December 1st too!

Come and play along with the Power Poppy 12 Days of Christmas December Challenge!  We have over $250 in giveaways awaiting you!

Here's how to play:

1) Grab a stamp set or a digi (we have FREE digis too; here!) - your name will be entered to win one of 6 fabulous prizes!

2) Comment to Enter - Leave a comment on the Power Poppy blog during any (and all!) days of the 12 Days of Christmas challenge, 6 random commenters will be chosen for 6 fan-tabulous prizes!

3) CASE a Bloomie! - Make a share a project here and have a chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in the Power Poppy Shop! Post a link to your project here to enter.

Good luck!

~ Ally ~

Most Wonderful Time of the Year


I love traditional holiday colours. You know, the gorgeous reds and greens of the season.  But there's something special about getting a non-traditional card with a fun colour combination.  So this week I challenge you to use the traditional red & green colour scheme or try using a non-traditional blue & purple combination!

For my card this week, I wanted to use the adorable "Yeti or Not" stamp set using those crazy Yeti characters!  I began by stamping my Yetis and the mountains in the background using Totally Taupe ink.  This colour is perfect for no-line colouring!

For my sky, I used Amazing Azure, Sparkling Sapphire, Stormy Sky ink.  Plus I had to add a few fun snowflakes from the Sparkling Snowflakes Stencil.   My greeting today is from the beautiful "Snowflake Kisses" stamp set.  A few "Pastel Krafty Dots" made the card complete!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have fun with my challenge and I hope you have a wonderful and krafty weekend!

~ Ally ~

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