Things with Wings

Good morning and welcome to another fabulous and fun Saturday Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

This week, I'm your hostess and my challenge for you this week is:

Yes, your challenge is to create with things with wings!  That could mean... bugs, butterflies, fairies or even planes!  Be creative.

I chose to use the cute fairies from the "Fairy Folk" stamp collection and the mushrooms from the "My Gnomies" stamp set for my slimline card today.

I first stamped my images using Peach Party ink.  This colour makes a wonderful ink for no-line colouring!
I started my card by laying down my Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps inks as a base.  I used Summer Sunshine for the gap in the grass.Then I used my green shades for all the grassy areas; Charming Chartreuse, Mossy Meadow and Fresh Fields

Then I finished by colouring in everything in Copic Markers.

So search through your stamp stash and see what images have wings and get creating!
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 designed by moi. Feel free to use it any time!

Don't forget to check out this weekend's FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS! We've got a selection of stamp sets that are 20-40% OFF plus this month's Ink of the Month!!! 
Happy shoppin'!!
~ Ally ~

Catherine Pooler & CAS-ual Fridays Collab!


Hello and happy Friday!  I'm Allison Cope and we're here to celebrate two amazing stamp companies!  Today we're showcasing Catherine Pooler Designs and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

In honour of our amazing sponsors, we have come and combined the two companies products together on fun projects.  I have made three cards to share with you today.

Who doesn't love a cuppa something special to share with someone celebrating their special day?!?!  I used the CP "Plaid Background" stamp in Grape Crush to ink up behind the fun "Birthday Die" from CFS.  I added some stamped and stencilled confetti as well using the "Jacks Stencil"(CFS) and the "Punctuated Party" (CP) stamp set. My ink combination is: Grape Crush, Juniper Mist and All That Jazz.

Who doesn't love a rainbow of happy wishes? I stamped the large greeting from the "Happy Birthday" (CFS) stamp set in yummy rainbow inks.  Then I added all the fun confetti images from the "WooHoo" (CP) stamp set.  My ink selection includes: Tiara, Tiki Torch, Party Dress, Pixie Dust, It's a Boy, Garden Party and Bellini.

For my final card I wanted to include some of the fun cupcakes from the "I Eat Cake" (CP) stamp set.  So I created my cupcake tier and then softly sponged my back ground using the fun "Jacks Stencil" (CFS) using Suede Shoes, Fiesta Blue, Flirty Fuchsia, Party Dress, Tiara and Sand Castle.  And who can forget the hilarious sentiment from the "Happy Birthday" (CFS) stamp set?  Too fun right!?!

Make sure to check out all the amazing creations by our talented designers from both companies;

Catherine Pooler
Allison Cope
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Larrisa Heskett
Nanette Tracy
Vicki Dutcher
Chrissie Tobas
Shona Chambers
Susan Powell
Michelle Wallace
Jen Carter
Lisa Bzibziak
Karen Baker
Maria Russell
CAS-ual Fridays

Both of our sponsors today will be giving away a $30 gift card each to one random commenter. Winners will be announced on Tuesday Sept. 29th on their blogs; Catherine Pooler Designs Blog and CAS-ual Fridays Designs Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


~ Ally ~

A Harvest Howdy!


TGIF everyone!  I hope you've had a crafty week!

I'm here today to share a fun card I sent one of my PenPals this month.  It features this beautiful Fall floral scape on it from the "Fortunes of Fall" stamp set by Power Poppy.

I used the beautiful "Lattice Frame Die" from Catherine Pooler Designs as my frame for the flowers.
Here is the card opened up.  The sentiment strip actually holds the card closed with a magnet.

Now.... check out what my fellow Bloomie has created to share with you today....

Christine Okken

Have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~

World Card Making Day is Coming!


Every year, we throw a big party on StampNation to Celebrate World Card Making Day. This year the party is new and refreshed to keep up with technology.  

Join us for a whole Weekend Virtual Retreat via Zoom!

We had our first ever StampNation ZOOM party to celebrate the Jolly Holiday Release and it was an absolute blast!  Members old and new joined us and it was like hanging out with a bunch of crafty friends all night.


For $9.95 a month, you can try it out and take advantage of the benefits like exclusive online classes, product perks, our community Facebook Group AND this weekend retreat!  Or…you might just want to take the plunge and take advantage of the yearly subscription for $99! Learn more and subscribe here!


  • Friday, October 2nd- Kick-off Party @3pm ET
  • Saturday, October 3rd- Three Sessions with Tutorials and inspiration by our Brand Ambassadors (9am, 2pm, 6pm)
  • Sunday, October 4th- Wrap-up party at noon

Members will have a couple weeks to create their cards for the event and enter to win PRIZES!

A special thanks from me to Kim Reid from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and Sandy Boone from Three Room Studio for sponsoring this event!

We hope you'll take the plunge and join our fabulous membership community, you're going to love it! Learn more here.

~ Ally ~

Candy-licious Canvo Creation!

 Happy Thursday!  Today I thought I'd show you my Canvo.  It's all ready for October and all it entails!

The Club Canvo subscription includes the "October" and "Sweet Shop" stamp sets plus the "Weekly Nine Stencil".  All of these products are ready for purchase in the Catherine Pooler Designs shop for you to purchase separately.  The Club Canvo subscription is great because you get all 3 of these items at a small discount.

I always begin with an introductory page for the month.  This month's theme for the Club Canvo was sweets!  It has the most adorable gumball machine stamp in the "Sweet Shop" stamp set.  So I grabbed a rainbow of inks and kept it pretty simple...

 Next, I typically add some kind of Habit or Tracker page.  

Did you know the gumball machine was specifically designed for habit tracking?  Yup... it has 7 gumballs inside - perfect for weekly tracking!

To begin, October has only 4 days for it's first week, so I grabbed the "Weekly Four Stencil" to create the base panels for my weekly spread. I just love the bright orange on this week's layout!

I wanted to display all the fun candy images in the main stamp set so for my second week of October, I decided to hang them all in each daily panel.  So fun right?!?!?

I hope I've inspired you to have some inky fun in your bullet journals!

Happy creating!

~ Ally ~


A Wooded Walk

 Happy Wednesday!

This is my week to create and share a sketch over at Splitcoast.  You can check out this week's sketch right here: SC820.

I found the sweetest patterned papers from Craft Consortium called "Little Fawn and Friends" and I knew I wanted to use it this week fro my card.  So I grabbed the "Meadow" deer stamp from Purple Onion Designs and away I went! 

 I had a blast creating this card.  Come join us over at Splitcoast for lots more creative fun!

~  Ally ~

stamps: Purple Onion Designs (Meadow), Power Poppy (Under Glass; Christmas Traditions)

patterned paper: Craft Consortium (Little Fawn and Friends 6x6), MFT (Proper Pinstripes Pastels 6x6)

dies: MFT (Let It Snowflakes Too Dies), Studio Katia (Elongated Dotted Hexagon Dies)

cardstock: Catherine Pooler (Chocolate, Sand Dunes), Recollections (110# White)

inks: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps (Marvellous Mocha), Copic Markers

A Kraftin' Kimmie Holiday Release Hop


Today we are celebrating all the wonderful new holiday things in our September Release that are NOW AVAILABLE in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!
All THREE of our new stamp sets along with two new stencils, our stunning new hybrid ink colour, Precious Pink and sweet new Christmas Dots were released yesterday and we're excited to share everything with you in a fabulous blog hop!
So let's check everything out in action as we hop around the Krafty Design Team's blogs today! Grab a nice hot (or cold) beverage, sit back and relax while we take you on this krafty tour!
I chose to showcase the adorable "Santa's Ride" stamp set today on a slimline card!  I stamped it as if the train was descending from a great height.  And of course, it's jam packed with toys, gifts, elves and reindeer!
Here's a reveal of everything we have released...
First up we have this sweet Christmas set by artist Neda Sadreddin and we're so excited about it!! It's called... O HOLY NIGHT!

Next up we have the most amazing scene building stamp set from artist Sabrina van Vloten called... SANTA'S RIDE!

And our last stamp set is another fabulous new one from artist, Neda called... A CRACKIN' HOLIDAY!

Available now is our stunning new Krafty Kolours hybrid ink colour in the large ink pad, the mini cube and ink refill called... PRECIOUS PINK!!

We have two new stencils that coordinate perfectly with our lovely new stamp sets and they are... TWINKLE LITTLE STARS and HOLIDAY LIGHTS!

And lastly we have the perfect finishing touch for your festive creations with our new Krafty Dots called... CHRISTMAS DOTS!

Now head on out on today's celebration blog hop and check out all the new products in action as the Krafty Team shares their incredible creations! Then jump on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps SHOP and grab some goodies for yourself!
Happy kraftin'!
~ Ally ~

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Sliding by with a Winter Hi!

I'm here again today to share a new card for the Challenge #3 for the Three Room Studio's Saturday Challenge.

The challenge host this week is the super talented Kevin Bray.  Kevin is challenging us to create a MASCULINE CARD for this week.

For my card I chose to use the adorable "Welcome Winter".  This amazing stamp set contains not only 4 fun animals; a bear, a moose, a rabbit and a few chipmunks but it also contains some awesome trees and great sentiments.

Now, please check out my talented friend Pam's Blog for further masculine card inspiration:

Come and join along!  Here's the link to the challenge details; HERE. One lucky winner will be chosen to win a gift certificate to the TRS shop!

Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

stamps: TRS (Welcome Winter)

inks: KKS (Wicked Black), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen)

cardstock: Recollections (110# White)

A Frosty Favorite!


Happy Saturday!  Christmas cards are my all time favorite cards to make.  I was playing around with all my new Jolly Holiday collection goodies from Catherine Pooler and I made a card that I just loved!

I first decided on the ink colors I was going to use; Skylight, Sage, Spruce and Seafoam inks.  I knew they would look like frosty tree pieces!

I used the "Jolly Trees" stamp set and I stamped all different kinds of combinations of those four ink colors together and then cut them out using the coordinating dies.  

I backed my card base with an embossed piece of cardstock using the delicate "Dotted Zig Zag Cover Plate" die.  I also added the "Peace & Joy Word Die" with some Star Dust Stickles.

This card turned out to be my very favorite card of the bunch.  I hope it inspires you to grab a unique color palette for your new holiday card!

Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

Kraftin' Kimmie: A Crackin' Holiday


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 out the festivities with another very fabulous set from artist Neda Sadreddin called....

How fun are these nutcrackers? You may have caught a glimpse of these guys over the weekend as this set was part of one of our virtual retreat classes with Krafty Girl, Allison (that's me!)! We're so excited to share this fabulous set with you! Three nutty characters, some accessory stamps and some hilarious sentiments to design some perfect holiday creations!
For my first card, I started by using the adorable "Holiday Lights Stencil".  This stencil is brilliant!!!  It has a light string shape that you can put different shaped lights on to plus much, much more.  I used some fun ink colours too; Yummy Yellow, Lovely Lagoon, Charming Chartreuse, Fresh Fields and Ruby Red ink.

For my second card, I stamped all 3 of the nut images included in this fun stamp set all over my back ground.  Then I coloured all the space between with shades of blue Copic Markers.  Then I laid our "Twinkle Little Star Stencil" down and added a light sponging of white acrylic paint for the stars.

This stamp set is SO much fun!!!  Great for those masculine holiday cards for sure!!!

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 next Friday night 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 $25 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 A CRACKIN' HOLIDAY as you hop around the Krafty Team blogs today! PLUS you'll see some of the other goodies in 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 at 1pm EST TODAY! For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!
MAKE SURE YOU COMMENT ON EVERY BLOG from all the peek days this week
for a chance to win Krafty $$$ in the shop! See you back here tomorrow for our Krafty Release Celebration HOP!
~ Ally ~

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Shake Your Booty!

Happy Friday all!  I'm back with another fun and easy Christmas card today featuring stamps, dies and inks from Catherine Pooler Designs.

The brand new Jolly Holiday collection is in the CP shop now and it's already for you to shop!

I knew as soon as I saw the adorable Elf shoes from the "Nice List" stamp set that I wanted to make a fun shaker card.  This stamp set has a coordinating die set so it made it super easy to cut out those booty shapes.  I colored in my boots with Lime Rickey and our two NEW ink colors, Deck the Halls, a glorious deep holiday green and Cranberry Fizz, a beautiful dark red.

I die cut out the fun "Peace & Joy Word Die" and added some fun patterned papers from the "Holiday Whimsy 6x6 Paper Pad".  For my jiggly parts, I used the "Mistletoe Sequins". 

I hope you too have begun the process of making your holiday cards!  Make sure you check out the CP Shop for more fun Jolly Holiday collection products!

Have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~

Kraftin' Kimmie: Santa's Ride

Welcome back! Did you SEE all the AMAZING new krafty goodness we previewed yesterday? Are you ready to add some more holiday fun to our Christmas release? I hope you answered YES because we are BACK with Day TWO of our September Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we're sharing a sweet new stamp set by artist Sabrina van Vloten! It's called.... SANTA'S RIDE!

What would a holiday release be without the man in red himself?! This adorable new set features Santa and he's on his way to deliver some Christmas TRAIN! You've got the jolliest elf in the engine and there are two different sized train cars plus a bunch of fabulous people and items you can interchange to go in the carts! You can make your choo choo as long as you want!! This set is so packed full of images and holiday fun!
To begin, I used the fun polka dots (or round lights) from the "Holiday Lights Stencil" and lightly applied our new "Precious Pink" ink to my card base.  Then I stamped the engine and three train cars and customized them with critters, toys and presents.
Check out SANTA'S RIDE in action as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today! You'll also see the new stencils, new ink and new dots along the way!! Be sure to leave some love at each stop because I'm going to give away some krafty $$ to a lucky commenter!

You'll see MORE of our brand new goodies tomorrow and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on Saturday, September 19th at 1pm EST!
For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!! See you again tomorrow!
~ Ally ~

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Kraftin' Kimmie: O Holy Night


It is time to begin the September Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Our Christmas Krafty Peeks begin today and you're not going to believe the fabulous goodies we have in store for you this month! As you may know our September release is always focused on the HOLIDAYS!!
Today is Day One and you may have spotted this precious stamp set over the retreat weekend because it was the focus of Krafty Girl, Paula's pencil colouring class!! This sweet new set is from artist Neda Sadreddin and it's called... O HOLY NIGHT!!
The perfect set for Christmas includes the holy family... Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus and some adorable, fluffy animals!! This set also includes 4 perfect sentiments and the coordinating stars!
I used all the amazing images and clustered them around the glow of the baby Jesus.  I also used the Twinkle Little Star stencil to create a fun starry sky.
Joy to the World by Allison Cope featuring the "O Holy Night" stamp set
As you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today you will see the O HOLY NIGHT stamp set in action in combination with our all of our other awesome new September Kraftin' Kimmie products!
You will spot our newest addition to the Krafty Kolours Hybrid Ink rainbow! It's a soft new blush colour named PRECIOUS PINKAs 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.... TWINKLE LITTLE STARS and HOLIDAY LIGHTSBoth designs are perfect for all your festive cards!

And of course, we are adding the perfect new coordinating Krafty Dots for this release! The package includes mini enamel dots in varying sizes in 6 different colours! These ones are called CHRISTMAS DOTS!

You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of September Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on Saturday, September 19th at 1 pm 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! 
Come on back tomorrow for more Christmas krafty goodness! See you then!
~ Ally ~ 

stamps: KKS (O Holy Night)

cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Tim Holtz (Copper)

inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Marvellous Mocha, Creamy Caramel, Sandy Shores, Morning Marigold, Mermaid Melody, Stormy Sky, Magical Midnight), Copic Markers

stencils: KKS (Twinkle Little Star Stencil)

other: Dream Weaver Stencils (Pearlescent Embossing Paste)


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