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 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 


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 


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.