Light Up Fishes WINNER!


The winner of my light up fishes card seen HERE is.... TRACEY GENEAU!

Congrats Tracey!  Please send me your mailing details via the email on my Contact Me page.  You have 7 days to contact me or I'll draw another winner.


~ Ally ~

Craft Roulette with Sandy Boone

So I few weeks ago I was introduced to a new-to-me challenge called Craft Roulette with Mary Gunn.  I was intrigued so I decided to check it out.

Every Friday evening at 6:30pm CST Mary invites a crafty guest along to create with her.  She has a fun Roulette style wheel with corresponding challenge criteria.  Four perimeters are determined by spinning the wheel and then Mary and her guest create using those perimeters.

Tonight, one of my lovely bosses Sandy Boone, owner of Three Room Studio was Mary's guest.

For this challenge, #49, the following perimeters were determined by the wheel:

PROJECT: Fancy Fold Card
COLORS: Any 4 colors
ELEMENT: Floral Cluster
RANDOM: Dry Embossing

Here is the card using those 4 perimeters...

For the Fancy Fold aspect, the lower plaid panel actually swings out to allow the card to be opened.

I used the "Yay! Dies" set to dry emboss my greeting for a textured effect instead of using a scoring tool or embossing folder.

I used the "Yay!" stamp set for my greeting, the "Mom's Hibiscus" stamp set for the cluster of flowers and the "Believe in Fairies" stamp set for my little fairy.

I had a blast creating.  I'm finding that the challenge is pushing my creativity and use of stuff that maybe I've set aside.

Come and play along using those 4 criteria listed above.

You have to be a member to participate.  It's FREE Visit Mary's Facebook Page HERE!

You can submit your entry HERE.  You have 48 hours from the time the challenge begins to submit your creation.

Happy creating!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Three Room Studios (Yay!, Believe in Fairies, Mom's Hibiscus)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
ink: KKS (Wicked Black), Copic Markers
patterned paper: MFT (Plaid Patterns 6x6)
dies: TRS (Yay! Dies)
other: Stickles (Diamond)

Catherine Pooler Designs SALE!


Catherine Pooler Designs is having a SALE!  A lot of their amazing stencils, back ground stamps, patterned paper packs and sequins are on sale!

Check out some of the items on sale...

60% off
At The Rink BG
Rocks-Ann BG
Stronger Wreath BG
A to Z BG
Good Day BG
Fresh Squeezed BG
Desert Diamonds BG
Love Note BG
Zig and Zag BG
Peace Loves Doves BG
Advice from the Cat BG (StampNation only)
Ornamental BG
Safari Paper
A Tisket a Tasket Paper
Potluck Party Paper
Totally Rad Paper
Radiant Heart Stencil
This Way Stencil
Weekly Six Stencil
Jack in the Box Stencil
Weekly Seven Stencil
Weekly Five Stencil
Weekly Four Stencil
Weekly Eight Stencil
Deco Fan Stencil
Weekly Three Stencil

40% Off
Spotted Background
Doin the Polka BG
Sweater Weather BG
Fresh and Fruity Paper
Prickly Paper
Weekly Ten Stencil
Weekly Nine Stencil
Weekly Eleven Stencil
Star Stencil
Shining Star Background
Composition Background
Scattered Circles Stencil
Cake and Confetti Paper
Whimsical Blooms Paper
Love Doves Poinsettias  Paper
Flutters and Blooms Paper
F as in…Background
Angled Squares Background
Canvas Grunge Background
Photo Booth Stencil
Mood Jar Stencil
Quick Quads
Shell Parade

20% Off
Swatch Background
String Lights Background
Wild Thing Background
Painted Stripe
Embroidered Snowflake Stencil
Big Apple Sequins
Oak City Sequins
Flamenco Sequins
Blackfoot River Sequins
Tybee Island Sequins
Winter Pick-n-mix Paper
Fall Pick-n-mix Paper

Sale runs now (9am EST) through Sunday, February 28th and is while supplies last!

 ~ Ally ~

More Preppy Pineapples & Stuff

Good morning everyone!  Just here to share a few more "Preppy Crew" Collection creations with you from Catherine Pooler!

For my first card, I die cut the awesome "Chevron Slimline Die" and used it as a stencil!  I masked off each piece and ink blended through the holes of the die cut.  Then I sprinkled a little water for a distressed look.  I used the fun "Hello Amazing" stamp set and coordinating die to add my greeting.

Next, I pulled some of the vibrant and happy patterned papers from the "Preppy Prints 6x6 Papers" and the "Preppy Pineapples" stamp set and had a ball creating this fun and easy shaker card.  I used the gorgeous "Williamsburg" and "Loveladies" sequins inside.

And who doesn't love a great rainbow card!  I had a blast making this one plus I used the sparkly "Halo WOW Embossing Powder" on this one too!

I hope you have a great Monday!

~ Ally ~

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My Light Up Fishie!

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 Brigitte is your hostess and her challenge theme for you is:
You can have so much fun with this theme - using adorable little animals or sweet little bugs!
So, as most of you know, I just released my newest stamp design, called "Funny Fishes"!  I knew right away that I wanted to use it for today's challenge.

This card is actually a LIGHT-UP card!  Yup!!!  You press the sentiment on the front and the little bulb on the Angler fish lights up!

So I wanted to show you how EASY this card is to make if you have the right products.  A few years back I bought a Chibitronics "Chibi Lights LED Circuit Stickers STEM Starter Kit".

The Chibitronics Starter Kit comes with:

  • 1 Circuit Sticker Sketchbook
  • 12 circuit stickers (6 white, 2 yellow, 2 red and 2 blue)
  • 2 binder clips
  • 2 coin cell batteries
  • 1 roll of copper tape
The sketchbook takes you through all the ways to build a circuit and MORE!  It's a great way to start using this LED light system.  You can then buy additional lights, copper tape and batteries as well if needed.

So I initially stamped all my fishies in their bowl.  Then I used a craft knife and cut out the inside of the bulb on the fish. Then I traced the hole in the bulb right through to my card front.  I did back the hole with a little bit of vellum to diffuse the light a bit.
I first created a little safe place for my battery (1" x 2" piece folded in half) and adhered it right underneath where my sentiment is on my card front.  My recipient is going to press the sentiment on the front to light up my fish's lil' bulb. 

The copper tape from kit is actually cut right down the center to create 2 very thin pieces.  You can do this step with regular scissors!  First I laid my copper tape piece from underneath the battery holder folder down and across to the NEGATIVE side of where the little LED light sticker (I used an orange one) was going to be placed (over top the bulb trace mark).  So "negative" is attached to "negative" - the little LED stickers are labelled with negative and positive markings so you know what connects to what.

I did the same thing to run my POSITIVE side of the tape.  This run is a little harder.  I had to run the tape on the little folder holder.  Notice the copper tape is run from INSIDE the TOP of the folder, over and across to the TOP of the folder and all the way to the (+) side the LED light sticker?  Yup... you have to run it from the TOP or (+) side of the battery to the little light sticker.  This is the EASIEST way to do that!  Every copper piece of tape has to be a SINGLE piece without cuts to work it's best!

Next, you have to use some 3D adhesive to help disguise the depth of that battery and it's holder.

You can actually run your DOUBLED UP foam tape right over top of that copper tape.  First I built a little cage of foam tape around my battery so it can't fall out of it's folder and an area for my light to light up in.  I left a little gap for a little piece of cardstock to stick out and act as my fail-safe battery turn off paper.  The removable piece of paper is placed between the battery and the copper tape in the holder folder so the light does not go on at all during mailing.  I just leave a little message on the paper or the inside of the card for the recipient to remove that piece of paper to allow the battery button to be pressed.

Once your recipient has removed that paper and pressed that sentiment, that little fishy bulb lights up!

I used my Copic Airbrush System to colour in my tank and add the glow.  Then I used my Copic blender pen to create the highlights in the bowl and the fun texture at the bottom.
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 Stamps 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/or 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 don't forget about this weekend's Frugal Friday Specials!! We've got a selection of gorgeous stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF this weekend while supplies last!! 
Be sure to check out all the fun projects the Design Team has come up with in the links below! 
Happy kraftin'!
~ Ally ~ 
stamps: KKS (Funny Fishes, Underwater Fun)
cardstock: Recollections (110# & 65# White), Vellum
inks: KKS (Wicked Black), Copic Markers, Copic Blender
light kit: Chibitronics

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Fairy Happy Birthday!


Howdy all and Happy Saturday!  Welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge here with Three Room Studio!

This week we are challenging you to use the colour PURPLE!

For my card used the adorable fairy and dragon fly from the "Believe in Fairies" stamp set.  I cut them out using their coordinating dies found here.  Plus I also used the lily pad and the bog grasses from the "It's a Ponderful Life" stamp set and I cut out the lilypad using it's coordinating die found here.  You have to LOVE coordinating dies!!!
Please take a moment to gander at some of our design team creations for today's challenge...

Thanks for checking out our talented designers!
We would LOVE for you to play along with our Three Room Studio stamps and products but you are more than welcome to use other companies to participate.
OUR PRIZE: One lucky participant per month will be WIN a $15 gift certificate to the Three Room Studio shop!
~ Ally ~ 

Wings and Things

Howdy and Happy Thursday!

Today I'm sharing two more fun bullet journaling spreads for March featuring the amazing Club Canvo subscription goodies from Catherine Pooler Designs.

This month's theme is blooms and butterflies!  So pretty and fun to color!

For week 3 of March, I used the "Weekly One Stencil", "Days Many Ways" stamp set and "January Notes" stamp sets in addition to the subscription stamp sets. The stencil helped me lay down the fun long rectangles and the additional stamp sets helped me date and label my days.

Don't those butterflies look like Monarch butterflies?

Plus, for week 4 of the month, I used some fun ink colors to add some vibrancy!  I used Chiffon, It's a Boy, Flirty Fuchsia, Something Borrowed and Suede Shoes.

PLUS... did you know Catherine is releasing a coordinating die to go along with the "Just Soar" stamp set for your card making too?  YUP!  It will be in the CP Shop soon!

What do you think of all these fun spreads??  It's so fun to create them!

I hope you have a great day!

~ Ally ~

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March Butterflies & Blooms


Happy Wednesday all!  I'm back today with a few more spreads in my Canvo!

All the stamp and stencil products today are featured in the February subscription of the Club Canvo.  That includes:

  • March Habits stamp set
  • Just Soar stamp set
  • Monthly in Circles stencil 

These three products are of amazing quality and get your creative mojo flowing in your Canvo journal.

Here's my first 6 days of March spread using our new Date Night inks and our new CP Blending Brushes...

Colors used: Chiffon, Catching Rays, Do-si-do, In the Park, Cummerbund, Serenade, & Black Jack.

For the second week in March, I used our fun "Monthly in Circles Stencil" and paired in up with an older stencil, "Weekly Two Stencil" to make this beauty with wings happen...

Colors used: Sauna, Polished, Peppermint Scrub, Stone Blue, Juniper Mist & Black Jack.

Now if you are new to Club Canvo you will need to sign up to receive your April Canvo goodies by February 28th! To find out more about this subscription, CLICK HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back again tomorrow with a few last March spreads to share!

~ Ally ~

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This Club Canvo Has Wings!


Club Canvo for March should now be in your mailbox!

This month's subscription is fantastic!

This month's theme is both butterflies and blooms!

Checkout my intro page for March...

Colors include: Hot Tub, Skylight, Tiki Torch, Tutti Frutti & Black Jack.

The stencil this month is amazing!  It's this beautiful "Monthly in Circles Stencil".  Perfect for a single page full calendar.

Colors included: Shea Butter, It's a Girl, Rose Petals, Peppermint Stick & Black Jack.

For this month's Habit Tracker page, the Club Canvo subscription has provided the perfect calendar stamp...

Colors included: Tiara, Lime Rickey, Tutti Frutti, Tiki Torch and Cummerbund.

I'd love to know if you have a Canvo?  What kind of spreads do you like to create?

Join me again tomorrow for some more February Club Canvo pages for March.

~ Ally ~

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Funny Fishes Wishes

Today we are celebrating all the new fabulous goodies in our February Release that are NOW available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!
All four of our new stamp sets, plus two new stencils and a new hybrid ink colour AQUA ADVENTURE were released yesterday along with our February curated Add-On Kit, and we're excited to share it ALL with you in a fabulous krafty HOP!
The card I'm sharing today features my new personal stamp set, "Funny Fishes".  I used the brand new "Baking Bonzana Stencil" for my card background. 

This is a fun easel style card too!  But wait!  There's more!

When you pull the tab on the card front, the 2 fishes swim inside the fishbowl and then reveal a message...

 PLUS... there is a pull out tab on the inside too!  this little toothy fishy is my favourite fella!

So let's check everything out as we hop around the Krafty Design Team's blogs today! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while we take you on the krafty tour!
First up we have our sweet Krafty Komeback set by Cheryl Grant called... LULU AND FRIENDS
Next, we have an amazing and delicious set by Neda Sadreddin called...  HAPPINESS IS HOMEMADE!!
Third is an adorably cute critter set by Melissa Baker-Nguyen called... AWESOME POSSUMS!!
And lastly we have a wonderful and funny new set by ME called... FUNNY FISHES!!
We have a gorgeous new ink colour called AQUA ADVENTURE! As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, ink cubes and ink refills!
We've got TWO new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help add some funky fun to your creations! They are called... SMOKIN' SQUARES and BAKING BONANZA! 
We've again carefully curated an awesome ADD ON BUNDLE featuring several amazing products which coordinate beautifully with our new goodies!! You're going to hit the ground running when your package arrives! This month's Add On Bundle includes:
- An Exclusive Baking Bonanza chipboard set
- Leafy Branches chipboard set
- Buttons Galore Fish Button set
- Doodlebug Bon Bons Washi Tape
This package is $19.99CAN and a limited number will be available in the shop!

And don't forget our awesome Mini Release cutie this month!! We have Tutu Sweet FREE with your order of $65 or more before shipping/tax! Won't she be a 'sweet' surprise to receive with your goodies!!
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 designs! Then jump on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop and grab some of these fabulous goodies for yourself!
Happy kraftin'!
~ Ally ~ 

Magnetic Fish Bowl
stamps: KKS (Funny Fishes)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Granite Grey, Yummy Yellow, Morning Marigold, Pumpkin Patch, Ruby Red, Aqua Adventure, Lovely Lagoon, Mermaid Melody), Copic Markers
stencils: KKS (Baking Bonanza Stencil, Rocky Road Stencil)
other: Tonic Studios (Magnets)
dies: CPD (Circles) 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Floral Birthday Wishes


It's time for another Saturday Challenge for Three Room Studio!  

This time I'm hosting the challenge and I've chosen this week for you to create some kind of Birthday Card!

I pulled out the fun "I Heart Books" stamp set and stamped out the woman in the chair and her large shelving unit and filled it all up with books and fun stuff!

For the sentiment banner, I stamped out the banner part of the "Skate. Sleep. Repeat." stamp set and then stamped in the greeting form the "Simple Sentiments" stamp set.  I even hid a few presents along side her chair!

I hope you'll join us over on the Three Room Studio blog and play along this week.  Click here for details.

~ Ally ~


stamps: TRS (I Heart Books, Skate.Sleep.Repeat., Simple Sentiments)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
patterned papers: Mintay (7th Heaven 6x6)
inks: Kraftin' Kimmie (Wicked Black, Crisp Crimson), Copic Markers, Polychromos Pencils
dies: Simon Says stamp (A2 Thin Frames)

Kraftin' Kimmie ~ Funny Fishes & a Challenge


Today is our final day of Krafty Peeks for the February Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
We are absolutely thrilled to be introducing a hilariously cute set by MEEEEEEE... it's called...

These adorable fishies will have everyone smiling at their adventures! You'll also find lots of awesome accessories in this set!!
HOORAY--- Meet "Funny Fishes"!  My second official stamp set!
I just adore the Angler Fish as part of this stamp set.  I even drew a little light bulb at the end of his appendage...

I kept this card fairly simple and added in a fun wood table!
As you hop around the design team's blogs today you'll be able to check out FUNNY FISHES in action in combination with a lot of our other new February Kraftin' Kimmie products! 
Of course today is also challenge day and as always during release week, it's Anything Goes! So create a card, scrapbook page, altered item, planner page... with some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps products for your chance to WIN the monthly prize! 
We can't wait to see your creations and you have one week to enter! Feel free to link up your creation at the bottom of this post and/or upload your pic to the folder in the Krafty Friends Facebook group! You could WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop!

We've also got a brand new sketch for you! If you're needing a little inspiration feel free to use this sketch any time you like!
Check out FUNNY FISHES in so many amazing creations today as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs! You'll also see the new stencils, BAKING BONANZA and SMOKIN' SQUARES and our new AQUA ADVENTURE hybrid ink along the way! 

Everything will be released after our LIVE Online Release Party TODAY! All the fun takes place in the Krafty Friends Facebook group beginning at 2pm ET! See you there!
~ Ally ~ 

Hooked On You
stamps: KKS (Funny Fishes)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Granite Grey), Copic Markers, Copic Multi-liner (0.5) 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
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