Friday, June 24, 2016

Day One Midsummer Stunner Collection

Good morning and welcome to Power Poppy's Midsummer Stunner Collection. That's right we have some gorgeous sneak peeks for you of seven, I repeat seven stamp sets. Whohooo!!! These seven sets will all be fully available June 28th in the PP store.

The next five days we will share samples of one or two sets per day, how cool is that! So let's get started with our Midsummer Stunner Collection
 called Soothing Sympathy.

When I create sympathy cards I tend to use blue and creams a lot and I am not sure why other than they are soft and soothing. My sentiment is behind the main panel using a circle die cut in the designer paper. The flower is colored with Copic markers and then cut around so that I was able to pop it up on the front. A stitched die cut border for the designer paper and a ribbon tied around the base. A few pearls and voila!

Marcy has some insight behind Soothing Sympathy over on the Power Poppy Blog for you to check out. Remember we have seven sets to show you over the next few days and orders can start on June 28th when they go live in the PP store.

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations: 

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Kathy Jones
Tosha Leyendekker

Friday, June 17, 2016

Prayer box

 Good morning! Did you see the newest instant garden release from Power Poppy on Wednesday? Oh you don't want to miss this one! This is called Rose and Chamomile. Beautiful spray for flowers with this rose that you will enjoy coloring I promise. Check out the Power Poppy Blog for Marcy's insight into this new digi. 

For my creation today I have used the Valentine Box tutorial for a gift box today using Rose and Chamomile. A very feminine feel to this wouldn't you say? My image is colored with various Copic markers. I actually printed this same size twice so that I would pop up the rose you can see a side angel here of how its popped up from the box. I rolled the edges around so it is not necessarily flat but a rounded popped up. Does that make sense?

Here is the box when the lid is on. My designer paper is cut in the same Spellbinders shape and wrapped with some crochet ribbon and seam binding. Added a few pearl accents and some sparkle. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Tosha Leyendekker

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Perfect Couple

Morning! I bought this set called Perfect Couple from Crafters Companion months ago and just now inked it up. These guys are so cute aren't they? I have them stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. Added some textures to the back panel down the right side and some scrap heart paper behind the bunnies. A simple button and twine combo for the corner and my heart with some red sparkles. Easy peasy today. Thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Love My English Rose

Good morning! Another fun filled Friday with Power Poppy's Bloom Brigade creations to share. We have all been coloring and having fun this week. Be sure to check out our current Power and Spark challenge Happy Mail
It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Leslie's work. Often I tell her oh I am going to try that, oh I like that, OH WOW I need to give that a shot and then I never do. Mostly because how does she do that or how do you top that when you see her work, right?!?! Well today is the day... I TRY! Gasp... I know right.  ;-)  Recently she had the coolest design using the digi My English Rose with a stars and stripes themed card. WOW!!! Its gorgeous and from the comments I know others loved it also. Anyways, I thought about giving it a try with a hearts and roses theme using the stamp My English Rose. So here it is... 

Firstly I need to say that the digi would of been a lot wiser to use verses the actual stamp. The stamp worked, but I think the hearts would of been a lot easier to stamp on the larger petals. However this did work and I like how it turned out. So feminine and girlie don't you think?
The rose is stamped on white card stock and then I took the tiny hearts stamp from Small But Mighty Affirmations and using a black marker colored the tiny heart for the single ones you see. The three together is the actual stamp so they do fit perfectly. Maybe I should of left them white instead of red I don't know as I like them sort of blended in. Then a simple die cut to the corner with Love splashed in the corner. Matted this onto a pink Spellbinders die shaped base and a few pearls to finish it off. Voila!

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Tosha Leyendekker

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

All askew snowman

This months Dirty Dozen June Christmas challenge is All Askew. Hopefully you can play along with us this month and get more of those Christmas cards done. This one is for the kids pile that I am working on. He is from a retired Whiff Of Joy stamp collection. After he was colored I simply die cut him out using Lil Inkers dies. 

Added a snowflake banner die cut in white paper for the corners and some old Bo Bunny cardstock for the background. A few blue rhinestones and some sparkle to finish if off. Voila! The kids will surely like this one come December. Thanks for stopping by to see me today! 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Fly Guy

Happy Monday! We have a few days of triple digits here and it sure is hot! Makes for some good inside activities like coloring.  ;-)  This new release from Power Poppy is called Fly Guy. If you missed it yesterday we released 3 new digi's along with several sentiment to match each one. The Power Poppy Blog has all the details if you would like to check it out HERE

My pictures never seem to grasp the sparkle at times, but there is sparkle on the water. Basic design for this card yet colorful I think. I added a few brads to the corners and popped the sentiment up on dimensionals. This will be for my dad's birthday I think. He will appreciate the simplicity to this. Thanks for stopping by today. :-) 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Moving on in life

Good morning. For most people I imagine this weekend is full of graduations and graduation parties, at least that is the case in our house. Our school colors are red, white and blue which is so cool. Two of the graduates this year are very special young men and we will miss them greatly. 

These are simple graduation cards using Move the Soul for the background splashes on white card stock. I then die cut several ODBD Sparkling Stars for the center and added textures to the red star with the diamond plate embossing folder. On the white star I have printed each of the young men's favorite scripture that was placed in the year book. A simple congratulations on the edge and some brads to finish it off. Voila! Enjoy your weekend of fun! 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Roses are red and yellow

Happy Friday! Power Poppy has some fun things in store for you today that you can read about in just a bit. I wanted to share my creation today using the wonderful Everything's Rosy image. Isn't this just so vibrant and cheerful? Yellow roses are my favorite but I wanted to add a splash of color with some red also for this creation. A simple spellbinders die for the frame and some green leafy designer paper for the background. Added my sentiment and some enamel dots for accents and the final touch with sparkle to the yellow roses. Voila!

As I mentioned Power Poppy has some exciting things happening right now. First we have the new Power and Spark challenge brought to us by Miss Cindy. Her challenge this month is all about Happy Mail! These are creations just because or to make someone feel special. Check out the PP Blog for all the details and linking up your creations.

Secondly we are hosting a coloring free for all challenge over on Passionate Paper Crafters & Friends. A $25 gift certificate to the Power Poppy store is up for the challenge winner. Check out the PP Blog for details. ALSO... Yep there is more!! All Clear and Digital Stamp sets will be 10% off when you use the code MORECOLOR at checkout in the PP Store. So head on over to the PP Blog for details, links and any info I may have missed!  ;-)

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker

Monday, May 30, 2016

Seeds of today

Good afternoon! Don't you like extra long weekends? School is out in 7 days so it will be long weekdays then, woot woot! This morning I had a little time to create before we head to the field for a game. We have graduation this weekend I need a few cards so it was perfect timing to use the new Seeds of Today image. 

I know what you are thinking, this does not look like your typical graduation card and it isn't. That is why I like it.  ;-)  Very simple and the focus is springy and cheerful. Might not be a graduation card but I do like it. Not much fluff to this just added some faux double stitching to the edge of the panel. A single pink sparkler to the corner and some sparkles to the leaves of the plant. Voila! 

As we have this extra long weekend for Memorial Day. Please remember those who have served our country and who currently serve to keep us safe here at home and Thank Them! Check out Leslie's fabulous creation showing off patriotic colors on the PP Blog today. Don't forget the FREE DIGI's of Let Freedom Ring sentiments are still available! Have a wonderful rest of your afternoon.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

May button blessings

It is long after the time I said I would get this created and posted but here it is finally. The Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge this month is Button Up . Hope you can play along if you are a Fan Club Member.

I had one of my brother in laws in mind when I created the card and thought a tag would be perfect also. He is huge into hunting and will appreciate a wintry theme with this Birch Tree Cutting plate and the animals. I added buttons and some rhinestones to both. Pretty simple as there is no coloring and that was perfect for today.  ;-)  Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful day!