Friday, January 20, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday with Sweet Peas!
















Hello there and a Happy Friday to you!  I hope all is well with you.  Today I have a card to share using Power Poppy's new digital stamp set, Sweet Pea Show.    




For my card, I started by printing my image and coloring it with Copics.  After that, I die cut my image panel.  I stamped my sentiment from the Farmer's Market stamp set and then sponged some Ranger Distress ink in Frayed Burlap around the panel.  Then, I trimmed some patterned papers with a paper trimmer and die cut my card base.  I thought it might be fun to wrap a patterned paper around the folded edge to mimic book binding.  I distressed a lot of the paper edges with Papertrey Ink's Chamomile and Chai inks, then added a little stitching and assembled my layers.  I added a ribbon and some shimmer to the blooms with a Wink of Stella clear pen.  This is an A2 sized card.
































Those have got to be the most darling sweet pea blooms ever!  And just look at those wee little tendrils reaching up to the sun....my goodness, it just doesn't get any sweeter than that!  Do you suppose that is how they got their name?  One has to wonder.....:)





























I cannot get over all of the intricate details Marcella managed to pack into this image....and as always, it was a dream to color up!

So that is all for my card today but several of my Bloomie sisters have created some pretty spectacular cards for your creative inspiration.  Make sure you check them out and leave a little (or a lot) of blog love while you are there.  :)  I am so glad you were able to stop by today and I look forward to our next visit.  Until then, take care!

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


~Katie

Supplies not listed above:  Paper- Rustic White card stock from Papertrey Ink, patterned floral paper from BasicGrey's "Sweet Threads" 6x6 paper pad, dotted patterned paper from My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found "Blush" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, PTI's Smokey Shadow ink for the sentiment; Other- PTI's Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die set and ribbon, and these Copic colors: G000, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG67, YG91, RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69, RV99, V91, V93, V95, and V99.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday and a New Power & Spark Challenge!
















Hi there and Happy Friday to you!  Are you ready for the weekend?  I know I am!  Today I have a card to share for Power Poppy's very first Power & Spark Challenge for 2017!  Our lovely and super sweet CAS card queen, Stacy Morgan, is the hostess this month and her challenge is Winter Blooms.  Just take a lookie at this....



Here is what Stacy has to say about her challenge:

"When winter comes, many of us long to say goodbye to the chill and say hello to those cheerful and fresh spring flowers! Did you know there are lots of blooms that sprout at the end of winter (you can cheat and include early spring as well)? How about camellias, crocus, paperwhites, holly, snowdrops, or poinsettias? Let's see how you can bring these pretty little petals and glorious greens to life and enjoy this last bit of winter as well!"

To make it super easy for you, here is a direct link of all Power Poppy winter blooms! 


For my card, I chose to use the gorgeous Simply Camellias stamp set.  I also used a sentiment from Tea in the Garden stamp set.  






I started by stamping my image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut it out with a die from My Favorite Things, Die-namics Cross Stitch Rectangle.  Next, I colored the image in with Copics and added a little gold leafing with my Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen.  After that, I die cut out my card base and a stitched panel using a Papertrey Ink die set, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Die.  I also trimmed a couple of extra layers of paper using a paper trimmer.  I used some Chamomile and Chai ink from PTI to age the edges a bit.  Next, I started adhering my layers together, added some ribbon, button, and twine and then adhered it to my card base.  To finish off my image, I added some fine glitter to some of the petals then attached it to my assembled card.  There was no need for any stitching on my card, the dies did a beautiful job instead!  :)




Mercy, how I love camellias!  I actually have a few blooms on one of mine now!  I can never get enough of all of the glorious detail Marcella puts in each and every bloom.  What a dream this beauty is to color up!




Here is one last peek at my card.  The patterned papers are from  Anna Griffin's "Calisto" 5 x 7 paper pad I recently purchased.  I certainly hope that you enjoy this day and your weekend!  Please make sure you hop around and see what many of my incredibly talented Bloomie sisters have created for your Friday inspiration and then c'mon and play along with us this month for Stacy's wonderful challenge!  Don't forget to link up a picture of your card to the Power Poppy Blog for a chance to win a prize!  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you around again soon....until then, take care!

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

~Katie

Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Rustic White and Spring Rain card stock from Papertrey Ink; Other- Spring Rain ribbon, fine linen button and scrap twine from PTI and these Copic colors:  BG0000, B000, B91, B95, E0000, E000, E41, E44, BV11, BV13, RV10, RV21, RV25, RV29, Y35, G29, YG61, YG63, YG67, and YG91.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Power Poppy Friday and Merry Christmas to YOU!















Hello there, Happy Friday and Merry Christmas Eve eve!  ;)  I hope you have been doing well!  Today I have a little Christmas thank you card to share.  I used a couple of Power Poppy sets for this card, Merry Littles for the images and Nice Things to Say for the sentiment.  I tried to keep the card fairly clean and simple but towards the end, I added embossing and glitter....I guess it's just how I roll.  ;)




I have always loved all the little images in this set...you can have a lot of fun mixing them up.  I ended up with several images stamped out on my practice paper before I finally decided on a simple garland and single poinsettia bloom.  I stamped my sentiment and garland on a trimmed white card stock panel.  Then, I stitched a strip of patterned paper to the bottom of the panel.  Next, I stamped, colored, and fussy cut my poinsettia bloom, shaped the petals a bit, then added a little glitter.  After that, I added some pearls to the garland, a pearl to my bloom center and colored the pearls with Copic markers.  After adhering my poinsettia bloom to my sentiment panel, I added a some distressing ink to the edges and set it aside.  Next, I trimmed some lavender paper, ran it through my Grand Calibur with an embossing folder, added more distressing ink and some cream ink, then added some glitter to a few of the raised blooms and layered it on my card base.  Lastly, I adhered my sentiment panel to my card.  The finished card size is 3 1/2" x 4 1/8".  





I just love all of the detail that Marcella put in to this tiny garland and this petite poinsettia....such sweet little images!  Can you believe it, there is not a ribbon or button anywhere to be found....shocking, right?  :)

Well, that is all for my "merry little" card today but several of my Bloomie sisters have created some pretty spectacular projects for your inspiration, so make sure you pop over and check them all out...and leave a little holiday blog love while you are there.  I am so glad you stopped by for a visit today.  I wish each of you a Merry Christmas and many blessings for the upcoming New Year!  Your visits and sweet encouragement have certainly been blessings for me and I am so grateful.  Until next time, take care....

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

~Katie

Supplies not listed above:  Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Versafine in Onyx Black, PTI's Chamomile, Chai, and Vintage Cream, Su!'s Lucky Limeade; Paper-Classic White card stock from Flourishes, Lavender Moon card stock from PTI, patterned paper from Heidi Grace; Other- WeRMemoryKeepers 1/2" corner chomper, pearls and embossing folder from SU!, glitter from Martha Stewart, and these Copic colors:  RV21, RV25, RV29, RV69, R39, YG21, and Y08.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Happy Power Poppy Friday!

















Hi there everyone and happy Friday to you!  I hope all has been well with you.  For today's post I am finally getting to play along with Power Poppy's December Power & Spark Challenge hosted by the amazingly talented card diva, Christine Okken!  She has quite a "sweet" challenge for us.  You can read all of the details here.




So for my quickie little sweet treat offering I decided to go with one of my favorite holiday treats...truffles!  I found this limited edition white peppermint variety and just couldn't resist.




I decided to work with the packaging and make a simple vertical belly band for the bag....




This darling digital image, Candy Cane Classic, was a special limited time offer not long ago in the Power Poppy store.  I printed it on white card stock, die cut it out and colored it up with Copics.  I added a little sponging, and some silver leafing around the edge, then layered it with pink card stock, and a white scalloped oval die cut.  For my sentiment, I used one from the Holly Golightly stamp set, stamping it on some pink card stock, then die cutting it out.  I trimmed some polka dot paper to the width I needed and wrapped it around my candy bag.  Next, I tied some ribbon around the package and adhered my assembled image panel.  I did notch out a little spot at the top of the panel to snug up against my bow.  





This came together really quickly and I think it makes a really nice giftie for someone "sweet", don't you?  ;)  Now what this photo doesn't show is that there are two truffles missing from the bag.  Matt and I both just had to sample, and we can both say that these are completely wonderful!  :)  I l-o-v-e all of the detail Marcella has in this darling image....and it was super fun to color!

So that is all for my project, but I am so glad you were able to stop by for a visit today!  There is still plenty of time to get in on the latest Power & Spark challenge so c'mon and play with us, won't you?  Don't forget to link up a photo to the Power Poppy blog for a chance to win a prize!  

Hope you have an awesome weekend and until next time, take care!  :)

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


~Katie

Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Pink Polka dot from Recollections, Pink card stock from Papertrey Ink, White card stock from Flourishes; Ink- Versafine ink in Onyx Black, Chamomile and Chai inks from Papertrey Ink, Ranger Distress ink in Weathered Wood; Other-Spellbinder die sets in Grand Ovals, Grand Scallop Ovals, and Classic Circles Large, Krylon Silver Leafing pen, Wink of Stella clear brush pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, ribbon and foam dimensionals from Stampin' Up!, and these copic colors- R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R30, R30, R39, R59, R43, RV21, RV25, RV29, RV55, G28, G40, G43, G46, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG67, E50, and B0000.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Power Poppy Friday with New Digi sets AND a Sale!


Happy Friday to you and welcome!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  Today I have a gift tag to share with you featuring one image in a set from one of the newest additions to the digi family, Whimsical Wreaths-Boxwood and Cranberry.  There are actually four, yes... four, botanical frames digital sets being released each with their own sentiments that you can mix and match between the different sets to create tags, cards, or whatever else your little heart desires.  Purchase all four sets and the possibilities are truly endless! 





With a sale like this, how can you not grab all four sets for your holiday crafting? ;) I chose to use the boxwood with cranberries image set to use as a gift tag for a little something for my sweet hubby.





My gift bag is a simple paper bag with the top fan folded.  I printed my digi with sentiment and colored it with Copics and then die cut it using a Spellbinders Classic Square Large die.  Next, I added some sponging around the outside edge of the boxwood trim with Ranger's Distress Ink in Peeled Paint while it was still in the die.   A little shimmer on the berries with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen and some gold leafing around the edge with a Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen finish off the image panel.  I used a Papertrey Ink die, Tag Sale: Quilted die, for the tag base.  My image panel is layered with some green card stock and then popped up with foam dimensionals on the tag base.  I used some cream burlap ribbon to act like a belly band to hold the bag closed and tied my tag to it with some red gingham ribbon and button accent.  You can easily slip the whole ribbon assembly off and get to the contents of the bag. :)



Don't you just love this sweet little boxwood frame?!  You can easily mass produce plenty of tags with this darling digi set....and just wait til you see the other images!  All are just as adorable as can be!  Marcella really put so much detail in to all of the images....and since they are digis, you can make them any size you need!  Pretty amazing, right?!

Well, that is all for my post today, but please make sure you check out all of the digi goodness from my Bloomie AND Instant Gardner sisters today.....I know they have lots of pretties to share for your creative inspiration.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there...then, check out the Power Poppy site for the amazing sale for Black Friday!  

I am so glad you were able to stop by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and until next time, take care!  :)


Broni Holcombe
Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence
Katie Sims <------You are here
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker


  ~Katie

Copic colors used:  G40, G43, G46, YG21, R20, R21, R27, R29, and RV55.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Power Poppy's November Power & Spark Challenge













Hi  there and Happy Friday to you!  Today I have a really quick post to announce the newest Power Poppy Power & Spark Challenge.  The incredibly talented and super sweet card diva,  Tosha Leyendekker, is our hostess this month and she has a pretty sweet challenge for us.  Just take a lookie at this....



Here is what Tosha has to say about this challenge:

"I love vintage, so I often think of white and pink for Christmas decor.  I thought it would be fun to feature pink on a Christmas Card.  So, for this month's challenge, let's THINK PINK and make it a Pink Christmas." 


Now doesn't that look and sound like fun?  You can see all of the details on the Power Poppy blog.  Now, I need to start this off by saying that I had in mind to make a completely pink card.  As you can see here, things took a turn....as they often do in my craft room.  I think it still qualifies, because clearly there is pink...just not quite what I had planned for this card!  :)  I used the small lenten rose image from the Heaven and Nature Sing stamp set and stamped it on to a die cut that I left in the die to give me a nice clean border.  Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Wreaths Plain and Fancy stamp set.  After coloring in my image, I sponged some distress ink around, added some shimmer and shine, and then added gold leafing around the edge.  The rest of my card are some layers from white card stock and patterned papers.  I assembled the layers together and that was that...a pink-ish Christmas card!  :)  Still not sure how I arrived at this finished card when I had in mind an all pink card....does that ever happen to you? 



































I love this sweet little lenten rose image and paired with the sprig of holly it makes such a pretty arrangement.

































So that is all for my card today but some of my Bloomie sisters have some pretty awesome creations for your Friday inspiration so make sure you take a peek and would you leave a little blog love while you are there?  We'd love it if you'd play along with us too!  Link up your creation on the Power Poppy blog and you will be entered to win a prize!  Yay!  I'm so glad you could stop by today.  I hope you have a great weekend and until next time....take care!  :)

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

~Katie



Supplies:  Paper-Rustic White card stock from Papertrey Ink, pink patterned paper from BasicGrey's "Serendipity" 6x6 paper pad, gold patterned paper from Carta Bella's "Beautiful Moments" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, PTI's Smokey Shadow ink, Ranger Distress ink in Iced Spruce, PTI's Chai and Chamomile distress inks; Other-Gelly Roll clear glitter pen, Wink of Stella Clear brush pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen, Spellbinders die set in Marvelous Squares, and these Copic colors-R30, R32, R35, R39, R43, R46, E50, YG00, YG01, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, G40, G43, G46, Yo8, Y19, and BV02.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Power Poppy's October Stamp Release Blog Hop!















Hi there and a very Happy Friday to you!  Today marks the end of the Power Poppy October release which includes the newest additions to the Happiest Holiday clear stamp collection.  The Bloom Brigade is joining together for one last hop showcasing all of the new stamp sets.  Today is also the day that all of these amazing stamp sets are available in the Power Poppy store...more on that plus a little surprise at the end of this post!  Today, I chose to use the gorgeous set, Glistening Paperwhites....




Isn't this a glorious image?!  I am always amazed at the floral combinations Marcella creates....so very beautiful, so very elegant, and so very Marcella, don't you think?  I decided to go for a vintage and Christmas nostalgic look for my card.  I kept the card very simple and let the lovely image take front and center...well, a little off center actually, but I think you know what I meant!  ;)







































I stamped my image and colored it up with Copics.  I also used a white pencil to add some highlights and soften things up a bit then sponged on some Ranger Iced Spruce Distress ink around my image to give it a little more depth.  After coloring, I added some ink spatters with a spritzing tool and then added some shimmer and shine with a few different pens and some Ranger Glossy Accents.  After all of that dried, I stitched on my patterned paper strip, sponged some ink around the edges, and tied on my ribbon.  I used a corner rounder on the top right corner, stamped my sentiment (also from this awesome set) and adhered this to a card base.  The finished size of this card measures 3 3/4"x 4 3/4".




I think I was able to capture a little of the sparkle of the card in this photo.  It really does glisten when the light hits it just right.  It reminds me of the cards we had when I was a little girl that had lots of sparkle on them.  Sweet memories of those Christmas traditions....

So that is all for my card today, but make sure you check out all of the card goodness from my amazing Bloomie sisters...and leave them a little blog love while you are there!  I hope you have enjoyed this release as much as we have enjoyed sharing our creations with you! :)  Make sure you check out today's post over on the Power Poppy blog too!  

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

Supplies: Ink-Memento's Rich Cocoa, Versafine's Smokey Gray, Ranger Iced Spruce Distress Ink, PTI's Chai and Chamomile distress inks;  Paper-PTI's Rustic White card stock, patterned paper from Authentique's  "Nestled" 6x6 paper pad; Other-sheer white ribbon, Stampin' Up! Spritzer tool with Sahara Sand and Basic Gray markers, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Gelly Roll Clear Star pen, Wink of Stella clear brush pen, Atyou Spica Gold glitter pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, White Prismacolor pencil and these Copic colors:  YG61, YG63, YG67, BG72, BG90, BG93, BG96, BV0000, BV01, BV08, BV29, BV34, B23, Y13, Y15, Y26, W0, W2, C0, C3, and C6.


**As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, there is an extra little surprise for you!  Marcella has decided to have a little sale...just take a look at this....



And here are the deets from the Bloom Whisperer, herself...:)


Grateful For You - Two Special Offers:


Buy ANY 4 clear stamps and get the 5th clear set free! Enter discount code: INTHECLEAR at checkout
- OR - 
Buy ANY 5 digital sets and get the 6th one free! Enter discount code: DIGILOVE at checkout

These promotions are good on all in-stock stamp sets at PowerPoppy.com. Promotions cannot be combined in the same transaction. However, customers can complete one transaction for clear stamps, and one transaction for digital stamps if they would like to take advantage of both specials.
Offer ends Monday, October 25 at midnight central.

How about that?!  You know, you could get some great Christmas shopping done for the crafters on your list....or, for yourself!  :)  So happy shopping!  Until next time, take care!

~Katie