Monday, January 15, 2018

Rosé All Day ~ Power Poppy Digital



Happy Monday!!!  I usually only post on Friday, but Marcella has a new, incredible digital floral collage image, and the Bloom Brigade was invited to participate today.  How could I resist this?  She's calling it Rosé All Day, and it's available for purchase right now!!!  

Power Poppy is starting something new this year.  Each month, we're going to feature a "color story".  It could be monochromatic, or a certain color family.  And this month, we're focusing on flowers that are naturally red, pink or white.  Don't worry though...you are not limited to these colors.  You are welcome to let your imagination soar.  This is just an inspiration; a starting point.  I chose to keep most of my colors in the red/pink family.  I added some neutrals (browns and grays) to the brushes, and of course, the bees are yellow.  ;)  I also added some sparkle to the bee wings with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.  It's subtle, but if you click on the picture below, you should be able to see it better.


 
Also...we have some really exciting news to share.  Kathy Racoosin will be featuring Rosé All Day on the first day of her January 15th - Feb 15th  30-Day Coloring Challenge.

http://www.thedailymarker.com/category/30-day-color-challenge/


Copics:  Rose ~ R85, R83, R81, R00 Rose Leaves ~ G28, G07, YG25, YG11 Cyclamen ~ RV17, RV14, RV13, RV10, R00, E30 Cyclamen Leaves ~ G28, YG45, G00 Fern ~ YG17, YG03 Tree Buds, Ribbon and Pencil ~ RV69, RV66, RV63, E30 Branches and Brushes ~ E59, E55, E53, E51, T6, T4, T2, T0 Ladybug ~ R39, R37, R35

I'm so glad you dropped by!  I hope you've been inspired to get coloring!! For some more inspiration and all the details, be sure to stop by the Power Poppy Blog

  Happy Stamping!

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Stamps: Rosé All Day (Power Poppy Digital)
Paper:  X-Press It
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  Outside In Stitched Scalloped Square Stackables (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories:  Copics 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Blue/Silver Wedding Cake ~ Power Poppy


Happy Friday!!!  I don't know about you, but I've really been enjoying this month's Power and Spark Challenge to use the new Card Maps sketches by Page Maps!  I had a nephew get married right after Christmas and their colors were navy blue and silver.  I added a pop of red because...shoot...it was only a couple of days after Christmas.  I just had to.  ;)

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Anyway, I used one of the Card Maps sketches, Power Poppy's Dream Wedding Clear stamp set, some beautiful Kaisercraft dp and my Copics to make this sweet wedding card.  I also added a bit of sparkle...I mean, it is for a celebration, so of course sparkle is a necessity.  

Copics:  C7, C5, C3, C1, C00, B97, B95, B93, B91, BG75, BG72, BG70, R39, R37, R35

That's it for my project today, for some more inspiration, check out the following blogs:
  1. Christine Okken
  2. Stacy Morgan
So glad you dropped by.  Hope you were inspired to try one of the Card Map Sketches.  If you do, link your creation up HERE . If you play along, you'll be in the running to win a $50 Shopping Spree to the Power Poppy Shop!  The Pagemaps contest closes January 22nd, so hop on over soon! We can't wait to see what you create.

Happy Stamping!
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StampsDream Wedding (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Indigo Skies (Kaisercraft), Gray (Bazzill)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Dies:  Stitched Fishtail Flag (Die-namics), Stitched Rectangle (Waltzingmouse), Outside-In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackable (Lawn Cuts)
Accessories: Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger), Quickie Glue Pen 

Friday, January 5, 2018

We're teaming up with PageMaps!! ~ Power Poppy

Hello creative friends!! Happy 2018!! I hope your year is off to a great start!! I truly have no complaints...yet. ;)



I am so excited to share my Power Poppy card for today!!  And, since it's a new month, we have a new Power and Spark Challenge!


For this month's Power & Spark Challenge, we're asking you to "Grab A Map," and get in on some Power Poppy Fun! We've teamed up with Pagemaps.com's CardMaps to showcase 10 new sketches featuring some of Power Poppy's fabulous stamp sets. You can find all ten sketches along with design team samples HERE  The sketch I used is to the left.  

So grab a map, use it to spark a little cardmaking creativity and then, link your creation up HERE . If you play along, you'll be in the running to win a $50 Shopping Spree to the Power Poppy Shop! But wait, there's more! Becky Fleck, the fabulous Pagemaps guru, is also offering a $25 Power Poppy gift card and all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post!  The Pagemaps contest closes January 22nd, so hop on over soon! We can't wait to see what you create. 


 Now, for the details of my card. 




I used two Clear Power Poppy Stamp sets:  Pure Prairie Spirit and Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips ("wishing" sentiment).  I cut around the butterfly and a portion of the flower and leaves and diecut it using a Long Classic Rectangle die (Spellbinders).  I used a variety of other dies for some framing and strips too.  

Lastly, the image was colored with Copics.
 
That's it for my project today.  Be sure to check out the following blogs for some more sketch and card inspiration:


Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Cheryl Scrivens
Nancy Sheads
Barb Walker

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you are inspired to try one of the super fun CardMaps and will share your creations Here so we all can see!

Happy Stamping!

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Paper:  X-Press It, Domestic Bliss (Simple Stories), Black (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Long Classic Rectangles (Spellbinders), Stitched Fishtail Flags (Die-namics), Scallop Borders (Pretty Pink Posh), Stitched Circles (La-La Land Crafts)
Accessories:  Copics, 1 1/8" Circle Punch (SU!), White Signo Gel Pen

Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas!! ~ Power Poppy

Merry, Merry Christmas creative friends!!  This can be a hectic time of year, especially for those of us with a creative gene, because we feel we need everything to be extra special since that is one of our gifts.  It's no different with the cards I make.  I'm always trying my best with my coloring or design.  That doesn't mean they always turn out to my standards, but the striving is there.

Designing for Power Poppy is a tremendous blessing to me.  Marcella is a gem!!! Which is obvious from any post of hers that you read.  She encourages, supports, delights, and just spreads joy wherever she is.  And let me tell you, the entire design team is just as special!  Each one blessed with their own unique personality and style. 

I have so many treasured memories of this year (like our DT gathering in Missouri this summer...minus our dear, dear Kathy), along with my personal memories, but I'm here today to share a few of my favorite Christmas cards.  I have two from this year, and two from last year to share.



I don't know what it is about this Winter Wonderland card (could be the bright blue...turquoise is my favorite color), but in spite of the cool colors, it feels warm to me.  And the Double Gatefold was fun and quite the challenge.  I also just adore this image!  It is a delight to color and is so versatile!

Here is a look at it opened up.



My second favorite this year is quite the opposite of my first.  It is very clean and simple!  I just loved the sweet little stocking image from the Snow Kissed set.

 

Next up is a card I made last year using Holly Golightly!  I have to admit, that holly sprig gets used A LOT!!!  It is definitely one of my "go-to's".  I also just adore the sweet little tag!



Lastly, is this A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E snow globe from one of last years sets called Snowglobe Greeting.


There's a lot of dimension to this card!  The backgrounds are embossed, and the snowglobe base is burnished and popped up in the center to give a curved feel.  I also added some liquid applique to the snow, and some acetate to the front, as well as some layers to the image.  Told you there was a lot of dimension.  ;)


Sorry if I got carried away a bit with 4 cards!  But Marcy's images are just so incredible!  I can hardly help myself!!  

If you haven't already, be sure to stop at the other Bloom Brigade Blogs!  I don't know how any of these gals are going to pick a favorite of theirs, because, in all honesty, every single one of their creations is incredible!!

Power Poppy
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here




Hope you have fun hopping along, and that your Christmas season and New Year are full of blessings!!

Wishing you all much love and the Merriest of Christmases!!
  Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Glitter House Village Gift Card Holder ~ Power Poppy


Hello my creative friends!!!  Have you seen Stacy's Gift Card Holder Tutorial on Day 2 of our Power Poppy 12 Days of Christmas?!?!?  If not, click HERE.  It is so cute, easy, and is the perfect way to package a sweet little gift card.  She inspired me to make mine, but I wanted to make a different shape.  So instead of creating folds, I diecut an extra piece to make the pocket on the inside.  I used Spellbinders' Labels 11 Grand dies for the of this gift card holder.  I wanted to go a bit more graphic, so I used the rays of light from Power Poppy's Glitter House Village set.  I stamped them with Versamark while the cardstock was still in the die, and embossed them with Silver Embossing Powder.  I then added some Silver Moondust Crystal Drops (Nuvo) to fill in the spaces.  The sentiment was stamped with Onyx Black Versafine using my Misti for perfect placement.


For the inside, I diecut another piece using the Grand 11 die diecut an oval, and then embossed it.  I then took some silver cardtock and diecut it also with the Grand Labels 11 die, laid the white diecut piece over it, lined up my oval so I could have a matted edge, and diecut it too.  Lastly, I added a tag on the inside with a sentiment from one of last years Christmas sets called Simple Joys.  It fit perfectly in the Style Nouille Tag frame (Spellbinders).

We'd love to see what you come up with after being inspired by a project from our Power Poppy 12 Days of Christmas.  Just link your project HERE, and you will be entered to win a $50 Power Poppy Shopping Spree.  Easy Peasy, and the prize is fantastic!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check out what creative idea Cindy has in store for you on the Power Poppy Blog.  And then, check out Julie and Stacy's blogs for some more Holiday inspiration!

  Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Power Poppy 12 Days of Christmas ~ Gift Bag Topper


I'm sharing a new Gift Bag with a Topper, over on the Power Poppy Blog today!  I used three fabulous Power Poppy sets to create a charming Holiday package.  Head on over there to find out all  the details, and how you can have a chance to win a $50 Power Poppy Shopping Spree!!

  Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Holly Dream Wedding ~ Power Poppy



Hello creative friends!!  I have a rather unusual Power Poppy card to share with you today.  One of my nephews is getting married a couple of days after Christmas and their colors are going to be Blue/Silver.  I thought, why not combine a Christmas image with a bridal image for the card I want to make for the bride-to-be's shower.  So, I started by diecutting a frame and, using my Misti, arranging the holly from the Power Poppy Holly Golightly set, along with the sentiment from the Dream Wedding set.  I embossed the holly with Bridal Tinsel (isn't that just the perfect name for a Christmas wedding card?) embossing powder (Ranger), and just added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the Black Onyx Versafine stamped sentiment.  Everyone knows you need lots of sparkle for a wedding card right?

I colored the shoes with Copics and again, using my Quickie Glue Pen, added some more Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!) to the outsides of them for a little more festive look.  Below is a close up so you can see the sparkle and tinsel in all its glory.  ;)


Copics:   B97, B95, B93, N6, N4, N2, N0, BG93, BG90

That's it for me y'all!!  But there is a lot of Power Poppy inspiration to be had today.  Check out the following Bloom Brigade blogs if you haven't already!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Also, we'd love it if you joined in on our Power and Spark Challenge this month.  There is a fabulous prize to be won, and all you have to do is use "Portion control".  Just use portions of an image on your card.  Click HERE for all the details!!

 Happy Stamping!!
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StampsDream Wedding, Holly Golightly (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine), Versamark
Dies:  Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Copics, Bridal Tinsel embossing Powerder (Ranger), Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!), Quickie Glue Pen, Dimensional Tape, Border Punch (EK Success)

Friday, November 3, 2017

Winter Wonderland Portion Control ~ Power Poppy



Happy Friday!!  Shoot...Happy November!!  This is my favorite month because this is when we get our Fall colors in Central California, and when the weather finally starts to get cooler!!  The 60's are projected for this whole next week, with a few showers thrown in the mix.  That is HUGE!!  We need rain so badly!

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So, since it's a new month, that means it's time for a new Power Poppy Power and Spark challenge and the super talented Cindy has come up with a fun one.  We are to practice portion control.  That means, use only portions of an image on your project.  We'd love to have you join us too.  You could win a $50 shopping spree if you do!!  Now, how can you pass up that opportunity!!

I decided it would be fun to make a Double Gatefold card with a belly band.  I haven't done that in many years!!!  If you'd like a tutorial, a good one can be found HERE on Splitcoaststampers.  I used the new Winter Wonderland image that I diecut using Gold Labels Four (Spellbinders).  I cut it in half, and added it to the front of my double fold along with a belly band to hold it closed.

The sentiment on the inside is from the new Flowering Santa set.  I love mixing and matching sets.  It gives you so many more options.


Here's a close up of the closed card and it's belly band.  The sentiment is from the new Glitter House Village set.  If you haven't seen the new Happiest Holiday 2017 collection yet, be sure to visit the Power Poppy store and check it out.  These sets are all quite incredible!!



CopicsPoinsettia ~ T5, T3, T1, T0, BG93, BG90, B02, B000  Anemones ~ W5, W3, W1, W00, B14, B12, B00, B000, T7, T5, T3  Leaves ~ BG93, BG90  Pepperberries ~ B00, B000

For some more inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:  

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims

Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here


Thanks a bunch for visiting.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
  Happy Stamping!!  
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Paper:  X-Press It, Smokey Gray (PTI), Silver Bells (Kaisercraft)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Gold Labels Four (Spellbinders), Stitched Rounded Rectangles (Die-namics) 
Accessories:  Copics, Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Scor-Pal, 1/2" Corner Rounder (EK Success) 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Happiest Holiday 2017 Release Hop ~ Power Poppy



https://powerpoppy.com/It's finally here!!!!  Power Poppy Release Day has arrived at last!!!  And what a week of previews it has been!!  I hope you've enjoyed all the sneak peeks and are eager to get to the Power Poppy Store and start your shopping.  First, a few more projects to inspire!!!  The Bloom Brigade are all sharing one more design to show you how beautiful and versatile these new Happiest Holiday 2017 sets are!!!

Today, I'm sharing a card focusing on the gorgeous floral spray from the Winter Wonderland set, and a sentiment from the Glitter House Village set.  I think they go together beautifully, showcasing how versatile Marcella's sets are.

I wanted to create a different background to make the image pop, so I diecut the Stitched Fishtail (Elizabeth Craft Designs), left the X-Press It cardstock inside, stamped the image over the die, and made a mark every 1/4" on the top and bottom (With the .03 Copic Liner) and connected the dots.  I then colored every other stripe with Copic Marker 110.  The hard part was figuring out where to color behind the image.  Then, I just colored the image, added the sentiment and a few sequins.  I liked the shape as it was, so I just cut a back to match.

CopicsPoinsettia Petals ~ R89, R85, R83, R81 Poinsettia Stamens ~ G16, G14, YG21, R24, E31 Hellebores ~ V17, V15, V12, YG25, YG23, YG21 Leaves ~ YG67, YG63, YG17, YG25, YG23 Berries ~ Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11 Stripes ~ 110

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Power Poppy is offering a Promotion Special for this grand release too!!   










That's it for me for this fabulous Happiest Holiday 2017 release!!!  If you haven't visited the other Bloom Brigaders, you really should.  Those gals always pull out all the stops!!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Power Poppy

Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind comments this past week.  You all are very appreciated!!

I hope you have a week filled with blessings!!
  Happy Stamping!! 
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StampsWinter Wonderland, Glitter House Village (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X- Press It, Black (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Stitched Fishtails (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Stitched Fishtail Flag (MFT Die-namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Black Silk Ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
 
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