Friday, July 21, 2017

Be strong, Be you

Happy Friday! We have a big project we are doing in the backyard so this is going to be quick today. I will say having two teenage boys that are strong and needing gas money sure does make life easier with these home projects. hee hee  
My card today started out with the colors of the Hues to Use this week until my pink shading turned much too light. Yet it is still a great card I think, don't you? This is using Hellebores digi printed rather large because I like that.  :-) A simple design with the stitched rectangles and some pearls to finish it off. Voila! 


Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
  Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
Katie Sims



Power Poppy has lot going on including.... Sneak Peeks starting on Wednesday 26th for our Abundance Collection. ACK!!! So exciting!!!



In the meantime you have a chance to win some Power Poppy Bucks with our July On the Case Challenge. How about being a Guest Designer with our Hues to Use challenge? Marcy has another Good Vibe 5 post for you today on the Power Poppy Blog so be sure to stop by and say hi. Have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Raspberries anyone?

I will admit I wouldn't want this particular berry basket if I had to choose since these guys touched them. But a fresh basket yes please. hee hee  :-)  Since I had pulled out my patriotic ones for the July calendar page I came across this one and set it on the desk to use. Oh they just make me so happy. 


Since this is such a large image its hard to create a lot of embellishments but the picket fence at the bottom worked well. I added a butterfly to the top berry and my sentiment to the corner. They do have some sparkles on the berries for fun. Voila! 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer birthday

Dusted off another of the Anya sets I have had for years. She is just adorable with her sunglasses. hee hee  Very simple design using some designer paper from the scrap bin. Yellow and pink seem to be the colors that went well with her summer outfit. 


I added a heart die cut border at the bottom. My butterflies are colored and then cut out so that I could spread their wings. They have some sparkle added as well. Finished it off with a few brads and my birthday sentiment. Voila! 


Friday, July 14, 2017

Peace and Joy for July

It is Friday and time for the Bloom Brigade to show off a few creations along with the Good Vibe 5 post on the Power Poppy Blog. A few reminders in case you were busy all week. Our Hues to Use is posted again (Every Tuesday) and the colors are dear to my heart.  :-)  Remember if you play along you might be our next guest designer! The July Power and Spark challenge is posted up called On The Case. For playing along you have a chance at winning $50 in bloom bucks at the Power Poppy Store. Check out both challenges and play along. 


My card today is casing Miss Julie's darling Christmas card found HERE.
I kept the basic layout over all and the image. I changed the colors, added a layer, changed the designer paper, added sequins and moved the sentiment. 


Simply Joys is one of my favorite sets we did last year for Christmas. The balls have some sequins added to them and the can has some suduko gel pen added which is hard to see in the photo. And I added faux stitching around the edge to match the stitching on the die. I do like how this turned out and it will be an easy mailer too. This also fits the Dirty Dozen July Christmas challenge. Another card done for the year, yeah!! Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations:

  Christine Okken
Katie Sims
 Tosha Leyendekker


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Philippians 4:13

Good morning. The new Hues to Use colors are posted and I was not gonna miss this week's colors.  :-)  Who wouldn't love to play with shades of blue!?!?!  My favorite color. Aaawww... Just makes me smile thinking about the color. Don't forget if you play along in our Hues to Use each week you could be our next guest designer. That's right! So grab those colors and let's see what you create.


My creation today is also for our On the Case  July challenge brought to us by Ally. You are to "case" one of our Bloom Brigades creations. Don't forget their is $50 in Power Poppy Bucks if you WIN the monthly drawing.  Doesn't get any better than that! 
For my card I choose Miss Katie's fall creation to case. You can find her original card and post HERE. I kept the over all layout and stamp set. I changed the colors to the Hues to Use colors, added hardward to the top left, moved the buttons and changed the sentiment. Also my stitching is fake unlike the real deal on Katie's card. I tried to match the design of the designer paper as well. 


I really like the suduko gel pens as they had a different type of sparkle to the cards. However in photo's it always looks like dirt on the card. So I took the below picture at an angle to catch some of the pen. It looks beautiful in real life. I traced over all the wheat in the different shades of the blue. Same ink used for both shades just kept stamping until the ink wasn't showing. I think its called huffing or something I can't remember? I of course started playing with more shades of blue so be on the look out later for another blues card. hee hee


I hope you play along in the Hues to Use or the On The Case July monthly challenge. Have a wonderful day! 

Monday, July 10, 2017

90th Birthday for Grandma

Good morning! A big celebration this weekend with grandma's 90th birthday. What do you get someone who has everything? We ended up with getting flowers and so did everyone else. ha ha  The house smelled like a flower field she had so many flowers. Scattered all around her house it looks beautiful. 

I knew the paper I was going to use right away as she loves roses and pink, so I grabbed ODBD Blushing Rose.  These Large Numbers die were coming next as I wanted them specifically for aged birthdays, like the boys I did this year. Used the Vintage Labels die as the base for the numbers and added some flourished die cuts under neath. 
Used some flowers I have had in my stash from a long time ago to the edges. My base layers have faux stitching around the edges and some sparkle and sequins to finish it off. You can see the glue is still wet on the sequins as I had to take the photo and head over to the party. Yep... nothing like waiting until the last minute. Sheesshh... Story of my weekend I tell you.  :-)  Anyways.... I have time this week to stamp which is great. Suppose to be another hot week like this weekend was. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hollyhock Notecard

Good  morning and happy Friday! Okay, I know what you are thinking. This card is not straight, what is she thinking? Well its not  straight and I know this much.... if Ranger wasn't such a sweet and loving dog I would be upset with him. However since he is I will not be upset and just make sure that he has had "play time" before I get in the stamp room. Otherwise I will end up with more cards like this. ha ha! Anyways...


Time is short with the boys finishing up their summer basketball league games. They go to basketball camp next week so I am running around trying to get everything they need ready. Only had time for easy peasy card using Old Time Hollyhocks. A designer paper layer under the image panel with ribbon and silver cord wrapped around. Stitched rectangles from Lil Inkers for the die cuts and some enamel dots and sparkles to finish it off Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 
  Cindy Lawrence
Kathy Jones
Tosha Leyendekker



~~~Power Poppy News~~~


  • Power and Spark Challenge for July called Copy a Bloomie! That's right case one of us Bloom Brigades creations and let's see your spin on it. Be sure to link your creations back on the PP Blog
  • The Hues to Use challenge is posted with our patriotic spirit of Red, White and Blue. Hope you can play along and be sure to link your creations back to the post HERE
  • Vacation sale! Who doesn't love a vacation and a good deal at the same time? See the code below. 
USE CODE VACATIONDIGIS to get 20% OFF all Digital Stamps July 6-14, 2017. All clear stamp orders will ship on or after July 17.