Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday~ September 15th!












Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I have a really quick post to share with you for Power Poppy's Friday inspiration using the darling Autumn set, Feeling Fall.  For my card, I used the adorable welly full of leaves and a couple of sentiments from the same set.




I started by stamping my image on a cream card stock rectangular die cut and then colored it up with a ton of Copics!  After my image was colored, I added some distress inks, some shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen, and then my sentiment stamped on a hand cut triangle.  Once I stitched the corner sentiment, I set the image panel aside to work on my card layers.  I used some cream and some plaid patterned papers and added some stitching.  To finish off this layer, I stamped my second sentiment.

For my card base, I scored a line about half an inch or so from the top of one of two brown card stock rectangles and then  adhered the two rectangle panels together at the top.  Next, I ran my card base through my Big Shot to die cut the scallop edge along the top of my card.  

All that was left was to adhere my layers to my card base.  The image panel was adhered with foam tape for added dimension.  This card measures 5 3/8" x 3 1/4".




I just love this little scene and all of the sweet details Marcella packed in here.  As always, this image was a dream to color up!  :)

So that is all for my card today, but several of my incredibly talented Bloomie sisters have some pretty amazing cards to share with you.  Make sure you leave a little blog love when you visit them.  :)  Oh, and if you haven't checked out the Power Poppy blog lately, make sure you do that too!  Lots of wonderful things going on over there and a challenge or two to really get you in the crafting spirit!  I am so glad you were able to visit today...and I am hoping that you are doing "welly welly well" too!  Hope you can pop back in again soon and until then....take care!

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

~Katie

Supplies used:  Paper- Papertrey Ink's "Cocoa Bean" card stock, Classic Ivory card stock from Flourishes, patterned papers from Carta Bella's "Fall Blessings" 6x6 paper pad and "Traditions" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, PTI's Chamomile and Chai inks; Dies-Spellbinder's A2 Matting Basics A set and My Favorite Things' Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle set; Other-Wink of Stella clear brush pen and these Copic colors- W00, W0, W2, W4, W5, W7, C00, C0, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG32, BG45, BG49, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51, E55, E57, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, Y11, Y15, YR23, R01, R02, R05, R08, R30, R32, R35, R37, and R39.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday~August 25th
















Hello there and welcome!  I hope you have had a wonderful week!  I have a little card to share for Power Poppy's Friday inspiration today featuring the Prairie Cheer stamp set.








And when I say little card....I do mean that!  This card measures a petite 2 3/4" x 4".  I started by stamping my image and die cutting it out.  After coloring it up with Copics, I added a little shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen and some ink spatters with a Stampin' Up! tool.  I stitched a bit of gingham paper onto some purple card stock, tied on a bit of ribbon and then attached the panel to my card base.  After rounding the corners, I added my image panel with foam dimensionals.  I used a hole punch to notch out a little spot on  my image panel before adhering it so it could snug up to my bow.





I think this sweet coneflower is somethin' else, how about you?  Marcella really packed the detail in this sweet bloom!  :)

So that is all for my card today but some of my amazingly talented Bloomie sisters have created some real beauties for your Friday inspiration....make sure you leave a little blog love when you visit.  I thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you will pop in again soon.  Until then, take care.



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

~Katie

Friday, August 11, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday~August 11!

















Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I hope this day finds you well.  This girl is so very happy for the weekend, how about you?  :)

I thought I would share a card featuring one of Power Poppy's new stamps Dahlia XL.  




Isn't she a beaut?  One h-u-g-e and glorious dahlia to color to your heart's content...what could be better?  ;)  I am quite certain that if the botanical world had superheroes, this dahlia would be one of them!  :)

For my card, I started by die cutting a panel from white card stock, stamped my image and my sentiment, and then stitched some patterned paper to the bottom.  After coloring my image with Copics, I sponged some ink around, added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen and then adhered it to a card base.  Can't get much easier than that, right?  :)  This card measures 3 3/8" x 5".






Just when you think you've seen it all.....here comes another gorgeous bloom compliments of Marcella.  As always, this image was a complete joy to color!





And how about that sweet little sentiment, also from this set!  
So that is all for my card today but some of my A-mazing Bloomie sisters have some beautiful cards to share with you for your Friday inspiration.  And speaking of inspiration...have you checked out Power Poppy's newest Power & Spark Challenge hosted by the incredibly talented Tosha Leyendekker?  OH, it's a goodie...so make sure you do and come play along for your chance to win a prize!  

Thanks so much for your visit today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and until next time, take care!  :)

Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 


~Katie 


Supplies used:  Paper- Papertrey Ink's Rustic White card stock, Lawn Fawn's "Perfectly Plaid" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, PTI's Chai and Chamomile inks, Versafine's Black Onyx ; Other-Spellbinder's A2 Matting Basics B die set, Wink of Stella clear brush pen, Prismacolor white pencil, and these Copic colors- RV000, RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, RV69, R39, BV11, BV13, BV17, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, YR000, Y08, and Y19.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Power Poppy's Abundance Stamp Release~Day 5!




Hello there and welcome for the final day of the Power Poppy Abundance stamp release!  I hope you have enjoyed seeing peeks of all the new sets so far.....today's sweet stamps will definitely steal your heart.  But don't take my word for it....just see for yourself.....say hello to Under Glass! :)






It's a cloche!  Eeeep!  Isn't it adorable?!  And wait, there's more...you can put different little collectibles under the cloche.  I'll bet you will spy the different options on the hop.   For my card, I chose to use the one with the ferns and nest.


















After coloring up my image with Copics, I  fussy cut it out, added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen and set it aside while I assembled my card.  I didn't use any dies for this one, just some simple trimmed layers and my sentiment on a card stock strip.  After adding the stitching, I adhered my colored image with foam dimensionals.  This card measures 4 5/8" x 3 3/8".








If I could pull up a chair and sit in there amongst all of those darling little bits, I would....seriously...lol!  I don't know how Marcella dreams up these darling little vignettes, but she does and I think we can all agree that we are forever thankful for that! :)  

So that is all for my card today but there is so much for you to see.  You really need to check out all of the card goodness from my Bloomie sisters....they have oodles of gorgeous creations for your inspiration and Marcella has a post on the Power Poppy blog that you won't want to miss.  She will tell us all about this new set AND take a lookie at this really sweet deal she has to share with you!  



Oh, and hey....I have posted my Day 3 card for you to see.....the story I could tell you about that misadventure would curl your hair, but we'll just say that there were technical difficulties on a few levels.  Thankfully, all seems well now.  

I thank you so much for stopping back by today and for all of your wonderfully sweet and supportive comments.  They really have made my week.  I hope you will be able to stop by again soon...until then, take care!  :)


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

~Katie

Supplies used:  Paper- Rustic White and Smokey Shadow card stocks from Papertrey Ink, patterned papers from My Mind's Eye's "The Sweetest Think-Bluebell" 6x6 paper pad, Pool Party card stock from Stampin' Up!; Ink-Chamomile distress ink from PTI; Other- Wink of Stella clear brush pen and these Copic colors- Y04, Y18, Y32, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG67, G40, G43, G46, E40, E42, E44, E53, E55, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG10, BG11, C1, and C3. 

Power Poppy Abundance Stamp Release~Belated Day 3 Post!














Hello there!  This post is for Power Poppy's Abundance stamp release Day 3 that was on Friday.  Unfortunately, I was delayed in getting this up, but equipment seems to be working properly now and I am so excited to share my card.  This new set is called Tree of Life, and it is a beaut.....





Isn't that the prettiest tree you've ever seen?  I l-0-v-e all of the little birds perched on branches, the pomegranates...sigh.  I chose to keep my card light on the layers and have one big image panel to show off this beautiful  tree.  I started by die cutting my image panel and stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink.  Next, I stamped the darling sentiment from this set with three inks to give it a gradient look.  Using my MISTI made this a snap to do!  Once that was done, I colored up my image with Copics.




After all the coloring was done, I sponged on a little Ranger Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and adhered the image panel to my assembled card base.  This card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Mercy, how I love this image.  Marcella really outdid herself with this one....can't you just hear the birds chirping?  :)





Yes, indeed....it is a beautiful life!  Complete with pretty illustrations to color compliments of the Bloom Whisperer herself....Marcella.  :)  I know you are going to want to add this dear set to your collection.  Did you see what all of my Bloomie team mates created with this set?  They really knocked it out of the park...let me tell you!  If you haven't checked them out, please do....and leave a little blog love while you are there.  :)

Well, that is all for this card....but I do have another post today that I would love for you to see....it is for Day 5 of Power Poppy's stamp release.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you'll stop in 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 New Leaf card stocks from Papertrey Ink, patterned paper from My Favorite Things' "Tiny Check Brights" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, and Cottage Ivy;  Other-Wink of Stella clear brush pen, "Noted:Scalloped A2 Vertical Die" set from Papertrey Ink,  and these Copic colors-YG11, YG13, YG17, YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, G29, G40, G43, G46, E40, E43, E44, E47, E49, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, Y08, Y19, B91, B93, B97, B99, and BV13.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Power Poppy's Abundance Stamp Release~Day 3!

Hello there and Happy Friday to you!  Today is Day 3 of Power Poppy's Abundance stamp release.  Due to a few technical difficulties, I was unable to post photographs today, but I did want to have a link for you to check out today's incredibly beautiful stamp set...Tree of Life.  





Make sure you check out the Power Poppy blog for details and a hop list.  Those Bloomie teammates of mine really knocked it out of the park!  I hope you will stop back by on Sunday for the finale of the stamp release. 

Until then....take care!  :)

~Katie

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Power Poppy's Abundance Stamp Release~Day2!












Hello there and welcome for Day 2 of Power Poppy's Abundance stamp release!  I hope you enjoyed yesterday's festivities.  Today's set is one I know you will love!  She is making her debut in polymer after being wildly popular as a digital stamp...say hello to Pure Prairie Spirit!  :)






Can you believe it?!  Yay, she's a stamp! 

 I chose to keep my card super simple....no stitching, no buttons, no ribbon....just this beautiful image front and center (well, a little off center actually...lol) and this amazing sentiment to go with it.  









I made my card base using a couple of die cut panels from blue card stock and then trimmed a white card stock panel for my image.  After stamping the image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, I colored my image in with Copics.  I added a little shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen and and adhered the image panel to my card base.  This card measures 4" x 5 1/4".








Don't you just love it when Marcella does bouquets?  Her arrangements are always so wonderfully unique and detailed.  I usually like to research each flower but this time I just pulled a few fistfuls of markers and started coloring.....not sure how accurate some of these blooms are but that is part of the fun...you can color them up any way you wish!  :)

So that is all for my card today, but you know those incredible Bloomie teammates of mine have loads of beautiful cards for you to see and that darling Marcella has a post to share on the Power Poppy blog, so make sure you check them all out and leave some blog love while you hop!  I hope you can stop back by tomorrow for Day 3 of our release....tomorrow's set is really going to make your little crafty heart go pitter patter!  Promise!  ;)  Thank you so much for your visit and until next time, take care!


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

~Katie

Supplies used:  Paper- Enchanted Evening and Rustic White card stocks from Papertrey Ink; Ink-Smokey Shadow from PTI, Tuxedo Black from Memento; Other- Avery Elle Wonky Stitch die set and these Copic colors-YG11, YG13, YG17, YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, Y06, Y19, Y21, Y23, Y26, YR23, YR24, B0000, B00, B60, B63, B66, B69, B91, B95, B97, V09, V12, V15, V17, BV01, BV02, BV04, RV21, RV25, RV29, RV52, RV55, RV66, RV69, E37, E55, E57, E59, and C1