Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Meet The Designer excitement


Have some exciting news to share today. Have you seen the newest issue of CardMaker Magazine? In this issue, there is a Meet The Designer article and it features me. Yes, me of all people! I am beyond excited with this honor. Brooke and Tanya are fantastic ladies and such a pleasure to work for on all levels. Next time you are in the craft store check it out or you can buy it HERE. There is a quick short video that shows you a few things in the magazine, including a card of mine. You can see the video here.
I will be celebrating with some blog candy in a few weeks. Right now we are are still under renovation. Stopped by last night to see the progress and saw dust is everywhere. The kitchen is a mess, however they made some huge strides yesterday. Can't wait until its totally finished and I am back in my own bed. ;-)   I will have more sneak peeks tomorrow for Power Poppy's August release so check back in. Have a wonderful day!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Velvet Sunflowers


Happy Monday and day Two of Power Poppy's Sneak Peeks! Today is warm and cozy like with our new Sunny Harvest. Did you know that Sunflowers come in several hybrid colors? I found these cool Velvet Orange and red sunflowers on Pinterest, here is a photo of what I found for inspiration.


I am not sure I quite got the orange right as this seems more of a reddish color, but I do like how it turned out. My frame is using Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles with a circle cut in the middle for my sentiment underneath. A few enamel dots for the edge and voila! Super easy peasy today!


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



Sunday, July 27, 2014

FS390 Farmers Market

Happy Sunday and welcome to Power Poppy's August sneak peeks! We have some fabulous designs coming your way the next few days. Today we are showing you Farmers Market. I bet your mouth is watering right now isn't it.  :-) Mine was as I colored this up for my creation.



This weeks Featured Stamper 390 is Heidi aka stamptek. Wonderful gallery with so many creations that you want to case. I choose this Punch Art Watermelon card to case. I kept with the over all layout, layers, fruit and colors. Changed the stamp, papers, sentiment and added ribbon. Enjoy your week Heidi!


My apples from Farmers Market  that are stamped on white card stock using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with various Copic markers. I kept with Heidi's layers mostly and used Spellbinders ovals. I wanted some polka dotted paper instead of the gingham I usually use just for fun. Added some gingham ribbon though to make up for the paper. hee hee  A few enamel dots and voila!

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

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lost Cow



Oh my goodness... This was so funny! Tosh I thought of you!!!   Have a great day everyone!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Home Renovation take 1

I promised you some pictures and here they are. This has several photo's so grab a cup of coffee and walk through my house with me.   :-) These were actually take about 2 weeks ago so the house is some what clean, I did say some what!
This first photo is what you see standing from the front entry way of the house. My sisters little baby bassinet is over by the couch for when I have my nephew over. Some of you might recognize the dining room chairs that my mom and I re-upholstered a few Christmas back. Yes that is a stuffed Olaf from the movie Frozen on the couch.

Next if you walk into the living room a little and look to your right you can see into the kitchen and family room. We are switching these two rooms around with the renovation. The old family room will be the new dining room and the front living room (where we are now) will be the new family room.

If you walk over towards the kitchen and look back at the living room you see the front bay window. That cream rose furniture we have had since we got married 15 years ago. It is still in great condition and has lasted quite nicely through the boys and the dog. :-)  We will be selling it however as we won't need two sets of furniture and I will want new furniture at some point. But for now we will stick with the one set we will keep. There will be new carpet in here of course, and this will be the new family room.

The vinyl flooring will be coming up along with the carpet you see in the back. This is where all the tile will be installed and the dining room will be the back part.

If you look up this is the view of the old family room soon to be dining room. Yea!!! Sorry for the messy counters.  All that carpet will soon be tile! We will be painting that maroon wall to a willow (light celery) color that you see on the right hand side in the kitchen. Those are sound deadning panels on the back wall. My husband hasn't quite figured out how he wants to work the surround sound now that we don't have the set up as we wired the house 11 years ago when we built it. We didn't plan on staying here or moving the rooms around. However we are excited to be making the changes and that just means he can get something new for surround. Oh boy....

If you stand at the hallway opening you can see the TV wall (soon to hold one of the hutches and the other wall for the smaller one) and the opening hall to our bedroom. The main bathroom will be getting tile installed as well since ours already has tile from original building. The rest of the house will have new carpet through out!
So that is the old home as I keep calling it. The new home will be coming in the next two weeks or so. The house is all packed except for a few things. I will show you pictures when we are all complete with the change. Very exciting and a lot of work! Thanks for taking a tour of part of my home with me.  :-)

Don't worry as I have all my Power Poppy sneak peeks done and ready to show off come Sunday 27th! We have some awesome stuff coming your way so be sure to check back in. Have a wonderful day!



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tasty sip is all

Happy Tuesday! A fun little creation for you today using Bistro! This is from a previous secret kit, however available in Digi now. Mine is stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers.

Used some scrap kraft card stock for the strips layered onto some dry embossed maroon card stock. Wrapped some twine around and tied off my Cutterly Die Light and a button center. Easy Peasy!

We had a scare last night as the contractor called to say that he wanted to know if we could push back one week the install. GASP!!!  We talked it over and we just couldn't move it a week. Thankfully! I was about ready to scream if we moved it a week. We already moved it a week to help him out and then he wants another. No way! It all works out in the end I guess but I just want this done and over with already! I have pictures to share tomorrow of the "before" house for you so stop back in if you like.  I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Little Drummer Boy so sweet

Good morning.  Spent most of the weekend getting everything created that needed to be done before the house renovations start. We are packing up the stamping room/office today. I will have pictures of the "before" on Wednesday, then when its all done I will share the "after" photos with you. This is a rather long and tiresome ordeal but it will be well worth it in the end, or so I keep telling myself. hee hee Onto my card today...

This darling little guy is called Little Drummer Boy that I Stamped onto white card stock using creamy caramel ink and colored with Copics. He is then die cut using ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern then layered onto some dark chocolate card stock die cut in ODBD Vintage Label die. Added some flourishes using ODBD Fancy Foliage Die with a few prima's from my sweet friend Pat. Voila!  Another Christmas card down!

***Our Daily Bread designs is having a Christmas in July sale! Retail customers can save 25% on all Christmas stamps! For more details and info please see the ODBD Store! ***

Okay off to finish packing up the room today! Have a wonderful day.