Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happiest Holidays Coll. 2 Merry little's

Welcome to day three of our Happiest Holidays Collection 2 with Merry Little's. These little guys are so much fun to work with. They are sized as tiny focal points, create a border or they would make great accents. Marcy has some inspiration behind this set over on the Power Poppy Blog if you are interested. 


This is a rather simple hot cocoa packaging as they need something that can be reproduced in large demand by a bunch of teen kids. ha ha  All the supplies will be cut and ready to assemble by a room of 7th graders. These are easy enough  and creative to sell at the holiday bizarre. This was as cute and simple as I could get without having to hover over them all as they are assembled.  :-)   The little cup of cocoa was perfect for these hot cocoa packets too. Stamped on white card stock and colored with Copics. I die cut using Spellbinders small ovals and layered onto a Decorative Labels Twenty Two die. A fancy edge in kraft card stock using A2 Bracket Borders One. Some stickles on the steam swirls and voila!

Check out the creations from the Bloom Brigade today:

Allison Cope 
Christine Okken 
Kathy Jones 
Tosha Leyendekker
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Katie Sims



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happiest Holidays Coll.2 O Holy Night

Welcome to day 2 of our October release with our beautiful O Holy Night. If you missed day one be sure to check it out on the Power Poppy blog, Marcella has some inspiration behind the new set for you. This classic snow-covered church on Christmas Eve in this set is intended for creating make-and-go cards or color to your hearts content. A must have for your Christmas Collection.


I have to say this did not match what I had pictured yet I do like how it turned out. I had seen several of these evening pictures of wintry night scene's and early dawn scene's that were super cool. I tried to replicate that here with the morning sun rising in yellows.  Added a Spellbinders A2 Bracket Border One edge and just a few jewels in the corner with added sparkles. Voila! Another simple Christmas card done.



Be sure to check out the creations from the Bloom Brigade today: 

Allison Cope 
Christine Okken  
Dawn Burnworth  
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Danielle Kennedy
Cindy Lawrence

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happiest Holidays Collection 2

You read that title correctly. Welcome to Power Poppy's Happiest Holidays Collection take TWO. Yes another beautiful and fabulous Christmas collection coming to you. So grab a cup of coffee and sit back for some pure gorgeous designs from our very own Marcella Hawley! 


Today we are sharing with you the new Bough Wow Wow!  Fun name for a stamp set, right? Marcy has some inspiration behind this set if you want to check out the Power Poppy Blog. Let's put some Wow into these Christmas Boughs! This set features two splashy, greenery-stuffed swags, each one is large enough to take center stage on a card. 


I stamped the image onto white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. I went with warm colors and the little pom-poms in browns with the ribbon to match. Also stamped the little heart in the set, colored and cut around to pop it up once done. Added some sparkle to the sprigs and voila! Another easy peasy Christmas card done. 



Friday, October 24, 2014

Snowman Family

Welcome to North Coast Creations October release. A super fun set to show you today called Snowman Family. Yes another snowman for me, hee hee.. My first one is rather bold with all the red, and white. I do like smiles they all have as they go rushing down the hill of snow. They are stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. I have added sparkles to the snow and some sequins my new favorite embellishment.  :-)


My second card using Snowman Family is a classic "Stacy" with blue and white color scheme. You knew this was coming, right?  I have them stamped in blue ink and then used my aqua brush while the ink was still wet to bring some of the blue over the image. The beautiful silver background paper is from the new Winter Collection 2014 available November 1st layered on a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles frame. I added some blue sequin to this creation as well with added sparkles. Voila! 


Be sure to check out the creations from other Designers today:

Lisa * Lori * Dawn * Julie * Sandee * Amber 


Now for those of you hopping along with us we have some fun prize info for you:
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps.  You have until October 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win!  Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on October 27, 2014, be sure to check back there to see if you have won! 


ODBD Christmas Greetings

Welcome to Our Daily Bread designs rewind of the October Release. For those of you that subscribe to my blog you got a treat and saw this last Friday. Big oops, hey life happens ya know.  ;-)   In case you missed them, no need to fret. You can see the new release HERE or on the ODBD Blog.

My first creation today is another poinsettia gift tag for my friends request. This one she asked for a longer ribbon handle almost like an ornament hanger I think, as well with a folded tab so she can write a few more words inside. This is the one I created using the new Poinsettia Ornament stamp that is stamped on white card stock and colored with Copics. After the image was colored I die cut using the new ODBD custom Matting Circles die and a silver foil topper from the die set. I did layer my poinsettia out and I have a tutorial here if you would like to see and create your own Poinsettia Tag. Added to the tied off silver cord a white new Peaceful Poinsettia Die with a pearl center. Voila! 


My second card is a favorite as the warm country feel is what I was going for and achieved I think. this is the beautiful new Wisemen Ornament that is stamped in caramel ink and die cut again using ODBD custom Matting Circle die. Layered onto a kraft ODBD custom Doily Die that is popped up on dimensionals. A layer of cream lace trim using the Lace Technique tutorial and a burgundy ribbon bow that has a crown etched button for the center. Perfect for the image don't you think? A bit of sparkle all over the ornament and voila! 



Check out the gorgeous creations from the Bread Sticks today: 


Grace * Paula * Chris * Lori * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn  * Stacy * Wanda * Audrey









Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Be Merry and simple

Good morning. I am working on a few clean Christmas cards that are easy to make large quantities of. This one is using the new Bottlebrush Holiday stamp set from Power Poppy. The splash of color against the white just makes me smile. My image panel is popped up on dimensionals with a hint of sparkle added to the tree.


Rounded my corners for fun since I have not done that forever. Scrap piece of designer paper with a spellbinders edge. Voila! See how easy this is. Hope you have a wonderful day.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Filling his basket of goodies

This months Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge is so fun, it is Fill er' Up! This Whipper Snapper called Snowman Magic is going around filling his basket with goodies. ;-)  And yes I have yet another snowman stamp, just wait I have more. hee hee  I order a few new snowman each year as a gift to me as DH says. You can never have too many snowmen I say! 


He is stamped on white card stock, colored with various Copic markers. Simple scored border around the edge and my favorite colors white and blue. These fun snowflakes are WOJ Snowflake Tri Die-light with a sequins accent and some sparkles. Voila!