Monday, May 25, 2015

Birthday Rock

Loving this extra long weekend and I know the kids are. Not like school is out in another week or anything though, right?  :-)   Got a lot of stamping time in on Saturday, yea!!!  Worked on some new release stuff for Power Poppy! Oh you are going to swoon!!!  Sneak Peeks start on June 3rd, so make sure to check back in for those. 

I bought this fun rocker like set from Taylored Expressions when it came out and haven't played with it much. Created a few fun birthday cards with You're My Hero and matching die set. My large star die is from a Whiff of Joy Die-lights nested stars. A few enamel dots on the splatter and voila! I really like how these turned out. Thanks for stopping in today. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tulip Box birthday surprise

Good morning! This is a box that I created using the Timeless Rectangles Spellbinders die. I call this the Tulip Box, and you can create your own using my Tulip Box tutorial if you would like. This is a fun box and can fit several different kind of goodies. I have snack size snickers with almonds in this one for my friends birthday.  ;-)

This months Power and Spark challenge is still running and it is Cut it Out! My lovely Tulips from Dynamic Duos Peonis and Tulips are stamped on white card stock, colored with Copic markers then cut around for the box lid. They are layered up on a Spellbinders decorative oval with the birthday sentiment from Short Stacks. A few jewels and some under the tulips with a flourished feel and voila! Hope you can play in our Cut it Out challenge. Here are the details if you forgot or missed them: 

  • Use Power Poppy stamps if you have them, but if you don’t, this is a great way to WIN them!
  • Link your creation below using our Linky
  • Please mention Power Poppy in YOUR blog or gallery post with a link back to THIS challenge
  • The winner will receive a free clear or digital stamp set of your choice from the Power Poppy Shop
  • Enter as many cards as you’d like, as long as they fit the theme of the challenge!
  • Deadline to enter is May 31 at 8:00pm EST. At that point, we'll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday of  June.

Now check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 
Allison Cope 
Julie Koerber

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Flowering Branch gift box

Happy Monday! School is just about done for the year and summer vacation will be here. Lots to get done before the end of the year for us. Projects mostly as of late and tests. Oh my... Not sure who is more excited for summer them or me? hee hee
Had some time to play in the stamp room Saturday night, yea!  Finally got around to altering this Clear Box that I wanted to do. I have a Altered Clear Box tutorial if you would like to alter your own. 

This is using the beautiful Flowering Branches for the front design. These boxes are awesome! Since I order the 5 x 5 boxes from a stationary company they come in these awesome clear boxes. Well that is an obvious re-use item to me. A few envelopes and some handmade cards and you have an instant gift box.  :-)  This was pretty straight forward for design. One down and three to go. Great gift ideas for the teachers.  Hope you have a wonderful day! 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

FS432 Springy Cones

This weeks Featured Stamper FS432 is Naomi aka NaomiW. I choose this Floral card to case. I kept the colors, similar flower and over all sketch. Changed the size of the card, different flower but a cone flower none the less, added ribbon and lace trim and omitted the sentiment.

Another set that I dusted off recently from my retired pile called With Gratitude. These cones flowers sure to make me smile. They are stamped on white card stock and colored with orange like colors. matted on an decorative oval frame. Wrapped some lace trim and ribbon that I tied off with a button and twine combo. Added a few enamel dots and voila! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Create your own sunshine

Happy Friday and welcome to the May Instant Garden release at Power Poppy. We joined the Instant Garden team this month to reveal the new Bees in Foxglove!!! A few words from out lovely leader:
   Our newest addition to the Instant Garden Collection just happens to be one that's a tall beauty that's not only colorful but a dramatic beauty. Our newest set, Bees in Foxglove, features three lush stalks of foxglove (Digitalis) with three plump bumblees buzzing around doing their bumblebee thing! Add in a cheery all occasion sentiment and you have one stunning set that is ready to download, print, color and create with!

My creation is pretty easy peasy today. Once my blooms were printed and colored with Copic markers, a simple rectangle was the perfect frame. Of course the border needed to be scored before it was attached to the base designer paper. Tied my sentiment that comes with the new digital, with a button and twine combo. A favorite Spellbinders frame for the base and just a little bit of late and trim to finish it off. A hint of sparkle to finish it off. Voila! 

Check out the creations: 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

FS430 Birthday Flowers

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you enjoy your day however you are spending it!  ;-)

This weeks Featured Stamper is Peeps321 aka Polly. I choose this Birthday Wishes card to case. Need a lot of birthday cards this month and next, so you will see a lot more. Kept the layout, similar colors, a flower and changed the rest.
My dahlia is a retired set that needed a little dusting off today. I cut around the blooms after they were colored and added dimensionals to the back. Die cut my square in some designer paper as Polly has done. Added a few sequins to the square panel and voila! Hope you can play along this week!