Friday, November 17, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday!















Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I have a quick post to share with you for your Power Poppy Friday inspiration using the darling Party Time stamp set.  




Now let me start by saying that although I like a yellow and black color scheme as much as the next person, it just so happens that those are the colors of a rival team of my beloved Georgia Bulldogs.  To use these colors during football season pains me to no end, let me assure you, but it also happens to be the birthday a very dear friend of mine.....and yes, she is a Georgia Tech fan.  Soooo, it is amazing what you find you will do for a bestie, isn't it?  ;)

I did not use any dies for my card this week, just some trimmed papers and a corner rounder.  I stamped my image and sentiment using Memento's Tuxedo Black ink and colored my image with Copics.  After adding a little shimmer with my Wink of Stella Clear Brush pen, I spattered a little ink here and there and then stitched some patterned papers to the top.  I adhered my image panel to my card base and tied on a ribbon.   




I just love this cake!  The stamp set has a few wee sentiments to fit in the darling banner too!  

So that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have created some beauties for your Friday inspiration.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there and make sure you check out the happenings on the Power Poppy blog too!  I thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you will find your way back here again soon. Until then, take care!  AND....I am wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  :)

Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker


~Katie

Copic colors used: E40, E42, E44, E47, E55, W0, W2, W4, W5, T2, T4, T7, T9, Y15, Y23, Y26, Y28, BG10, BG11, BG15, and BG18.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Power Poppy's November Power & Spark Challenge!










Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I wanted to share the latest Power & Spark Challenge news with you....our hostess for this month is the incredibly talented Copic diva, Cindy Lawrence!  She has a fun challenge just for you....take a lookie at this...




Now doesn't that sound like fun?  I chose to do another mini sized card.  I stamped my image from Glistening Paperwhites on to white card stock, colored it in with a few Copic markers then I trimmed the image panel in to three individual panels to resemble a triptych.  I added a few card stock and patterned paper layers, used a Krylon Silver Leafing pen, then added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen and assembled my card.  This card came together quick as a wink!  ;)






























Marcella's images are so incredibly detailed, you can color as much or as little as you like and they always come out so very striking!   
































So that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some beautiful cards for your Friday inspiration.  Leave them a little blog love when you visit and then won't you join us for this fun challenge?  Just create your own masterpiece then link it up to the Power Poppy blog for a chance to win $50!  Woo hoo!!  Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you will come back again soon...until then, take care!  :)

Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker


~Katie

Copic colors used:  C0, C2, C4, C5, C7.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Power Poppy's Happiest Holiday 2017 Blog Hop!

















Hello there and happy Tuesday to you!  Today is the day of Power Poppy's Happiest Holiday 2017 Blog Hop AND also the day that all of the wonderful stamp sets that you have seen featured for the last eight....yes, eight days are available in the Power Poppy store!  Yay! Oh, and as if that wasn't enough....Marcella is offering a discount if you purchase 4 or more stamp sets!  :)




For my card today, I chose to use one of the darling images from the Under Glass:Christmas Traditions stamp set.  Once I colored it up with Copics, I die cut it out, stitched on some patterned paper, added some ribbon and layered it on to a card base that measures 3 3/4" x 6 7/8".







I did add a little shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen and a tad distressing with Papertrey Ink's Chamomile ink.  When you have an image this darling, you really don't need a lot going on with your card....and this little cloche of Christmas presents is just the ticket! :)





One last peek at my card, and then you really need to hop around to see what all of my incredibly talented Bloomie sisters have created for your holiday inspiration.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there.  Please know how much I appreciate your visit today and I hope you will stop by again soon....until then, take care!  :)


Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie

Monday, October 23, 2017

Power Poppy's Happiest Holiday 2017 Stamp Release~Day 8!













Hello there and welcome!  I hope you have been enjoying Power Poppy's Happiest Holiday 2017 stamp release thus far!  Haven't Marcella's images been incredible?  Well, hang on because today's set is really going to make your head spin....just take a look at this lovely arrangement inspired by Marcella's very own wedding bouquet, Winter Wonderland!




Now, how about that stunning bouquet?!  I'd say she saved the best for last, but honestly.....I think ALL of the sets are incredible, don't you?  :)  So for my card, I started by coloring this beauty up with  Copics then die cut the image out.  I kept the card design very simple so the bouquet and the beautiful scripty sentiment could really shine.  Speaking of the sentiment, it is on a strip of vellum to add a bit of a frosty texture for this wintry floral image.  My card base is from the same die set.  I decided to make the background really dark to pop the blooms out...so I swallowed hard and pulled out the  Copic N's and a bit of BV.  I will list all of the Copic colors below.  :)
































This really is one of the most striking bouquets I have seen Marcella create.  As always, her attention to every teeny tiny detail makes coloring this up a pure dream!  Thank you, thank you, thank you....dear Marcella!  :)






























One last look at this lovely image....I'll bet you are already writing this stamp set down on your wish list, right?  Well, that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some pretty amazing creations to inspire you and entice you....lol!  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there and also check out Marcella's post on the Power Poppy blog for details on today's stamp set.  I thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you can pop back in tomorrow for the Power Poppy blog hop showcasing the new images once more.....AND the really exciting part....all of the stamps will be available in the Power Poppy store!  Yay!  Until then, take care!  :)

Christine Okken     
Julie Koerber 
Katie Sims <------You are here 

~Katie

Dies set used:  Papertrey Ink's Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die set; Copics used:  C0, C3, C5, C7, N1, N2, N3, N5, N7, N9, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, YG0000, YG21, BV000, BV00, BV04, BV08, BV17, RV000, RV00, RV17, RV52, RV55, RV66, and RV69.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Power Poppy's Happiest Holiday 2017 Stamp Release~Day 2!













Hello there and welcome back for Day 2 of Power Poppy's Happiest Holiday 2017 release!  I sure hope you enjoyed yesterday's kick off and today's set will surely not disappoint!  Please put your hands together for Rustic Rejoicing!  :)





This incredible set comes with a couple of good sized images and some really pretty sentiments.  I chose to use the dove image for my card...





































I started by die cutting and then coloring up my image with Copics.  I added some shimmer with a clear Wink of Stella brush pen and some shine to the bulbs with Ranger Glossy Accents.

Ok, funny little something here....I was just coloring away on my image and already had my card assembled when I read the description of the image.  As it turns out, what I colored up as mistletoe is actually an olive branch.  Well, dang.  Has anyone heard of a white olive? ;)  

Sooo, moving on...I assembled my card base and added a few die cut pine branches for a little texture, then added my image panel.

































Oh, how I love this sweet dove!  There is so much detail in the image, coloring her up was a snap. And don't you just love the mixed fonts in these sentiments?!

So that is all for my card today, but once again my Bloomie sisters have really got some amazing cards for you to see.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love and also make sure you check out Marcella's post on the Power Poppy blog.  Thank you so much for your visit today and I would love it if you would pop back in later in the week when I will catch up with my teammates for another stamp sneak peek....until then, take care!  :)

Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker


~Katie

Copic colors used: G0000, G00, G29, G40, G43, G46, YG61, YG 63, YG67, E40, E42, E50, E51, E55, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, C3, C7, R30, R32, R35, R56, and R59; Dies used:  Spellbinders Grand dies in Square and Scalloped Square, My Favorite Things Stitched Square Dies, and  Tim Holtz Holiday Greens die set

Monday, October 16, 2017

Power Poppy's Happiest Holiday 2017 Stamp Release~Day 1!















Hello, hello, hellooo!  How are you?  You may can tell, I'm just a little bit excited to share today's post with you!  Today is Day 1 of Power Poppy's long awaited Happiest Holiday 2017 stamp release.  Oh, the images you will see in the coming days....just when you think Marcella couldn't possibly outdo her latest and greatest, she does!  And how!  For today's preview, we have a darling set, Snow Kissed...





Is that snowman not the cutest little guy, ever?!  Well, that is not the only image in this set...I'll bet you'll catch a peek along the hop of the other images!  For my card, I chose to use the snow man image. 








































I started by die cutting my image and coloring it up with Copics.  I added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen then added some glitter to areas of the snow.  I used a few layers of patterned paper and card stocks for my card base then stitched some pom pom trim on before finally adhering my image and a bow.  This card measures 4 1/8" x 5 1/2".

































Once last peek at this darling image....Marcella really gave this little guy a ton of charm, don't you think?  So that is all for my card today, but just wait til you see what my ever-so-talented Bloomie sisters have created for your inspiration!  Make sure you leave a little blog love while you hop and then please stop back by tomorrow for Day 2 of Power Poppy's new stamp release.  Oh, and hey....make sure you check out all of the festivities on the Power Poppy blog today too!  Thank you so much for your visit today...until tomorrow, take care!  :)


Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker



~Katie

Copic colors used:  B0000, B000, B00, Bo1, B02, B04, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, N1, N2, N3, N5, N7, N9, R0000, R56, R59, R81, R83, R85, R89, E70, E74, E79, G29, G40, G82, G85, G99, and YG01.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday with Power & Spark!















Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I hope you have been doing well.  :)  Today I have a card to share with you featuring Power Poppy's newest Power & Spark challenge.  The darling and incredibly talented Stacy Morgan is our hostess this month and her challenge is Mini & Mighty!  Yep.....just take a lookie at this sweet theme...




You can read all about this challenge on the Power Poppy blog.  OH, and hey.....did you happen to catch the news on the latest digital image?  You might recognize this beauty because it has been a very popular stamp image for a while and now you can own it as a digi!  Welcome Poinsettia & Pomegranates!  




So, for my card today I kind of combined the two themes....a mini card with the poinsettia image.  I did use the Poinsettia stamp set for my card.  






























This mini card is a true mini....measuring in at a petite 3 7/8" x 2 7/8".  I just love making mini cards!  :)  For this card, I started by stamping my image on to cream card stock with red ink.  Next, I die cut out my image panel and added some gold leafing with my Krylon 18 KT Gold Leafing pen and some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen.  I set my image panel aside and assembled my card base and layers, added a little stitching and then stamped my sentiment (from Power Poppy's O Holy Night stamp set) on to vellum and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Lastly, I adhered my vellum sentiment strip, added some foam tape to the back of my image panel and adhered it to my card base.  

I know it is shocking, but I did not color the image.  As you can see, Marcella's image is so beautifully detailed it is striking all on its own! :)

































Now I ask you, is that not the most beautiful poinsettia image of all time?  Sigh, I totally agree!  :)  That Marcella really knocked it outta the park on this one, for sure!  

So that is all for my little, and I do mean little, card today but several of my Bloomie sisters have some wonderfully inspiring cards for your Friday blog hop. Make sure you leave them a little blog love when you visit.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great weekend and until next time, take care!  :)


Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims <------You are here
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie