Rainbow Possums

Happy Wednesday!  It's the last day of March!  Where did the month go??

Today I'm sharing a fun card using my sketch for Splitcoast this week, SC847:

I began my card by ink blending all of my Distress Oxide inks.  Then I cut the squares out using the MFT die and popped up every other piece.   Then I stamped my "Awesome Possums" images and coloured them up with my Copic Markers.  Here is my end result...

I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week.  My whole family will be home tomorrow for the next 5 days - that NEVER happens!

Go get crafty!

~ Ally ~

Lots of Hoppiness Here!


Hoppy Sunday!  Easter is only a few days away!  Have you got your Easter goodies and cards all ready for next weekend?  Cards = yes for me... but anything else = no!

I thought I'd share a few last Easter cards that I have already sent my friends and family.

For this card, I used the glorious CPD inks and blended up a "hot" sunset for Mr. Bunny from the "Spring into Easter" to deliver his treats.  I also added some simple patterned papers in black and white form the "Black Tie Gala 6x6" paper collection.

For this fun pink beauty, I just made 4 matching ink blended mini backgrounds with a little water splatter effects.  Then I layered on some simple, un-colored die cut critters and elements from that "Spring into Easter" stamp sets again.So EASY!

And finally, who doesn't love our new "Date Night Inks"?  They are perfect for a Spring color palette!

They paired up perfectly with the adorable "Spring Borders" stamp set.  Plus, I added a few fun "Williamsburg Sequins" for a pop of yellow!

TODAY is the last day for the CPD moving SALE!  Go and check out all the amazing products that are ON SALE!  Click here for the SALES PAGE.  Up to 60% savings!

I hope you have an amazing remainder of the weekend!

Happy (s)hopping!

~ Ally ~

Primary Best Friends


Happy Sunday everyone!  I played Craft Roulette again this week with Mary Gunn!

This week's 4 perimeters were:

  • Bookmark
  • Red, Blue, Yellow
  • "Best Friend"
  • Dry Embossing

Not too bad to work with! So first I chose my stamp set and I went the sweet Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Squishy Hugs" stamp set.  It also included some great best friend type sentiments in it!

I started by creating my card back ground using the "Summer Sunbeams" stencil and inking it up with Squeezed Lemonade, Candied Apple and Tumbled Glass Oxide inks. I then placed a Honey Bee Stamps "Polka Dots Background Stencil" over top of that stencil and added some darker Oxide inks in Scattered Straw, Barn Door and Faded Jeans.

To create my bookmark, I used a strip of white cardstock, embossed on the front side to fold over top of the card base.  It's held on by magnets and of course is detachable.  You can find the sentiment element under the bookmark.

I just love creating using the Craft Roulette program!  It gets me out of my comfort zone!

For more information how YOU too can play along, visit:

Craft Roulette Facebook Group


In a few weeks, I will be one of Mary Gunn's guests!  Coming April 30th!!!  I'm so honoured and excited to join her!

Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

Diamonds in Distress

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

This week we are challenging you to use "Diamonds"!!  Yup... so be creative with this theme... think "bling" or a diamond shapes maybe!?!?  Or maybe try stamping and inking through a diamond shaped stencil?  The sky's the limit!

For my card I started by creating a fun Distress Oxide background and I including using a fun multi-diamond shaped stencil from my stash.  Then I stamped the little up-right fairy from the "Believe in Fairies" stamp set and cut her out using the coordinating dies set, "Believe in Fairies Die".

Not only was my stencil made using diamonds, but I added some bling and some aptly named  "Diamond" Stickles to the wings of my fairy.  How fun is that!?!?
Please take a moment to gander at some of our design team creations for today's challenge...

Thanks for checking out my talented co-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!  Good luck!

You can enter HERE on the Three Room Studio Blog.  Happy crafting!

~ Ally ~ 

We're Moving!


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

This week, Krafty Girl Sabrina is your hostess and her challenge theme for you is: PINK & GREEN.
For my card this week I had a hankering to colour up some people!  So I found my adorable "Trendy Tee" stamp set with my larger people images to use.  I also grabbed the fun "Magical Mosaic Stencil" and some Rich Rust and Pink Pizzazz inks.  

So my small family is three is moving in about 3 weeks so I thought I'd send a few fun cards with our new address out instead of a boring ol' email!  Fun right!?!?

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 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 designed by MOI!  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 (Trendy Tees)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Bazzill (Sand)
inks: KKS (Rich Rust, Pink Pizzazz, Sandy Shores), Copic Multi-liner (0.3), Sakura (White Gel Pen)
stencils: KKS (Magical Mosaic)
die: MFT (Stitched Arch)

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Home Sweet Home Wreath


So the first episode of Ask Ally is in the books!  I chose to feature some fun Catherine Pooler Designs stamps that are currently ON SALE.

To check out how this card was made, you see the YouTube video HERE.

If you have any questions that you would like answered, please leave them in the comment section so I can address them on the next episode.

Happy creating!  See you again soon!

~ Ally ~

This post contains affiliate links. 

Ask Ally!


Howdy all!  Come and join me TODAY on my YouTube channel for a LIVE event!  I'm going to answer some of your card making and paper crafting questions!

If you'd like something specific addressed, please leave a comment below.

See you at 9:00am MST (11:00am EST) on my YouTube channel, CLICK HERE!

~ Ally ~

Moving Sale!


Catherine Pooler Designs is moving soon to their new warehouse and so they want YOU to go home with some awesome goodies that they don't have to bother packing!

Now, GO!  Check out the SALE area of the CP shop!

Happy shopping!

~ Ally ~

Big Birthday Bloom

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's my turn to share a card sketch design for Splitcoaststampers this week!

I chose to make a slimline card sketch, SC846;

And here is the birthday card I created with some fun ink blending using Distress Oxide inks, a Power Poppy bloom colouring in with Copics and a fun Catherine Pooler slimline cover plate die!

I love how Distress Oxide inks react with water don't you!?!?

Have a Hump Day!

~ Ally ~

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Craft Roulette #52 ~ Blue & Balloons!

Happy Sunday all!  Today I'm sharing my Craft Roulette card with you for this week's game.

This week's perimeters were for challenge #52 are:

  • 5x7 sized card
  • Balloon(s)
  • Blue plus 2 more colours (neutrals are okay!)
  • Pencils

So I found some cute animals from My Favorite Things celebrating a birthday to make a card for a friend's up and coming 45th birthday!  I used a number of different stamp sets; "Pawty Time", "Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes" and "Scene Builder" all by Stacey Yacula, one of my favorite stamp designers.

I used Derwent Inktense Pencils to color in all of my scene.  It was fun to use something I haven't used in awhile.

I just love creating using the Craft Roulette game!  It always gets me out of my comfort zone!

And SURPRISE... I will be one of Mary Gunn's guests!  Coming April 30th!!!  I'm so honoured and excited to join her!

For more information, check out these links:

Craft Roulette Facebook Group


Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

stamps: My Favorite Things (Pawty Time, Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes, Scene Builder)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Derwent (Inktense Pencils)

What's Quack-a-Lackin'?


Happy Saturday everyone!  Welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

This week our challenge is "CUTENESS"!  Yup.. so you can interpret that however you see fit!

I chose to the use the super CUTE "Talk to the Animals" stamp set and some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I did try my best to add in some of the finer details of the stamped image using Polychromos Pencils but the roughness of the paper certainly didn't help.  Oh well!

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  Now go get crafty!

~ Ally ~

stamps: KKS (Talk to the Animals)
cardstock: Fabriano (Aquarello Artistico) Recollections (110# White)
inks: KKS (Totally Taupe, Whimsical Wisteria), ZIG Clean Color Markers, Polychromos Pencils
patterned papers: Lawn Fawn (Dandy Day 6x6)
dots: KKS (Heavenly Dots)

other: thread

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Keep Swimming!


Happy St. Patty's Day everyone!
I'm over on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog today for Inspiration Wednesday

This week we're featuring the "Keep Swimming" clear stamp set.

To create my card, I stamped all three images using "Wicked Black " ink. Then I masked them all off. I then cut a fun jagged mask and began ink blending with "Amazing Azure". Then I brought in the "Summer Sunbeams Stencil" and inked it up with the next darker blue ink, "Sparkling Sapphire". Then I bought in an even darker blue, "Stormy Sky" ink and inked the edges and also added a small bit of the "Rocky Road Stencil". I also added a light touch of "Lovely Lagoon" ink too.

If you don't have this super sweet set in your KKS collection this is your opportunity to scoop it up at a very special SALE price of 40% OFF!! The sale only lasts for one week so don't delay!

Until next time... Happy Kraftin'!
~ Ally ~
stamps: KKS (Keep Swimming)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Amazing Azure, Sparkling Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Lovely Lagoon), Copic Markers, Sharpie (Fine), Polychromos Pencils, Ink on 3 (Embossing Ink)
embossing powder: WOW (Fluorescent Pink)
stencils: KKS (Summer Sunbeams, Rocky Road)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White) 

Club Canvo - Using Those Mini Stamps

Happy Wednesday!  Today I'm creating with mini stamps!  

The small image stamps are some of my favorite stamps to work with in my Canvo bullet journal.  For this weekly spread for April, I used all the fun "stone" and "bloom" mini stamps from my Club Canvo subscription.

I had a ball building all the patches of fun images across this spread.

I hope you too enjoy stamping in your Canvo.   Thanks for dropping by!

~ Ally ~

Club Canvo - Full Calendar Fishes

It's Tuesday!  Time for more Club Canvo spreads for April!

I had a blast creating spreads with the gorgeous koi fish and accessories from the March Club Canvo subscription.

 I used my favorite calendar stencil, "Full Calendar Stencil" to create my basic calendar spread.

For my first full week in April, I used the amazing new stencil in the subscription called the "Skipping Stones Stencil".  I actually traced the stencil onto some masking paper and cut out all the circles to create a negative mask and then ink blended them all those beautiful green and blue inks.

All of these Club Canvo products will be hitting the CP shop soon!  Including a coordinating die for the "Koi Pond" stamp set; perfect for card making.

Join me again tomorrow for more Club Canvo fun!

~ Ally ~


Club Canvo ~ Koi Love

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope this week is a super creative one for yourself.

Today I'm sharing a few pages from my Canvo using the newest and coolest Club Canvo subscription.

March's Club Canvo contains the most beautiful Koi fish stamps!  Perfect for card making too!  Here is my intro spread for the month of April...

I used my Blender Pen and the beautiful orange inks, Tiki Torch and Orange Twist to color in my fishes!  I used the fabulous CP Blender Brushes to a sft touch of greens and blues around them; using Cummerbund and In The Park inks.  I use Fiesta Blue ink to stamp in a few bubbles.

Are you new to bullet journaling?  Here's a little more about the Club Canvo subscription...

Sign up by March 31st to receive your "May themed" Club Canvo for April.

Stay tuned tomorrow when I share a few more Canvo bullet journaling spreads!

Go get creative!

~ Ally ~


Kraftin' Kimmie March Release Blog Hop

Today we are celebrating all the new fabulous goodies in our March 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 RICH RUST were released yesterday along with our MARCH ADD ON BUNDLE, and we're excited to share it ALL with you in a fabulous krafty HOP!

Today I'm sharing a fun interactive card using the adorable "Hammin' It Up" stamp set!

When you rotate the circle sticking out of the side the little hamster runs around the wheel.  Now, don't get me wrong, I know it's the wheel that's supposed to move but not this time... LOL!

This was a fun card to make!

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 a fearsome set by Sabrina van Vloten called... DRAGON FLIGHT!

Next, we have a coordinating sentiment set by Melissa Baker-Nguyen and it's called... MY HERO!!

Third up is an adorably cute set by Neda Sadreddin and it's called... HAMMIN' IT UP!!

And lastly we have a beautiful floral set by Michelle Houghton called... WILDFLOWER WONDER!!

We have a gorgeous new ink colour called RICH RUST! 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... RADICAL RECTANGLES Stencil!

and ROYAL Stencil!

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 Mystical chipboard set
  • 5 Yards of Natural Twine
  • A bottle of iridescent Dream Drops (you'll receive one of 5 gorgeous shimmery colours!)
  • A beautiful package of Shimmerz embellishments

This package is $20.99 CAN and a limited number will be available in the shop!

And don't forget our awesome Stamp Of The Month!! We have Gnome Greetings FREE with your order of $75 or more before shipping/tax! He's the perfect addition to your Spring projects!!

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 ~


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