Friday, March 24, 2017

Peony Muse ~ Power Poppy

Hello, Hello, Hello!!!  I am so excited to be posting again.  I am just in love with the newly released set Peony Muse!!!  Seriously...IN...LOVE!!!  These blooms are just a delight to color and they are so full of dimension!  I also love that each one is separate with a variety of leaf groupings and berries!  The floral collages one can create are just endless!!

I wanted a bunch of vintagey layers, so I used a variety of dies, each individual bloom and a bunch of leaves and berries!!  I colored each one up with Copics, cut them out and burnished each one to give it some extra dimension!  I also added some Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse to all the diecut pieces to give it a touch of vintage elegance.

Here's a bit of a profile pic so you can see the shimmer a bit.  If you click on the image, it shows it even more.

That's about it folks.  But there is some more inspiration for ya!!  If you haven't stopped by the following Bloom Brigade really should.  These gals have serious creative skills!!
CopicsPeonies ~ V91, V99, RV95, V93, Y08, Y17, YR16, YR18, E18 Leaves ~ G20, G85, G82 Berries ~ B97, B95, B93, B91

Thank you so very much for dropping by!  I hope you have a blessed weekend!!

Happy Stamping!!


StampsPeony Muse (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Pion
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Dies:  Scallop Frames (Pretty Pink Posh), 5 X 7 Heirloom Legacy, Tapestry (Spellbinders), Circle Mesh (Kaisercraft)
Accessories:  Copics, Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse (Nuvo), Burlap String, Button (PTI), Rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty), Dimensional Tape (Scotch)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tiger Lily XL ~ Power Poppy Spring Fling Release
It's Power Poppy Spring Fling Release day and we've saved the biggest release for last!!  Seriously!! Today we are featuring a new image called Tiger Lily XL.   This Tiger lily is huge!  It's truly a 4x4!  So fun!  You don't have to color up the whole image either.  It's super trendy right now to just show close-up photos of different parts of a flower.  I wanted to tackle this big boy though and colored the entire thing and had a ton of fun too.

I started by stamping the Lily with Eggplant Memento ink, and the leaves with Pistachio Memento ink.  I colored them with Copics and then I cut it them all out, and burnished them to give more dimension.  If you're interested on how to burnish, I did a tutorial over on the Power Poppy Blog a couple of years ago.  Click HERE for detailed instructions.

Copics:  Lily ~ V01, V09, V17, V15, V12, Y02 Stamen ~ Y02, V12, V01, R89, R59, R56, E27
Leaves ~ YG99, YG97, YG95, YG91

If you haven't already, be sure and stop by the rest of the Bloom Brigade blogs for some more inspiration!

Thanks so much for dropping by!!  I hope you've enjoyed the new previews of Power Poppy's Spring Fling release!!

  Happy Stamping!

StampsTiger Lily XL (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, White (PTI), Fairy Dust (Kaisercraft)
Ink:  Eggplant and Pistachio (Memento)
Dies:   Madison Square: New York Collection (Creative Expressions)
Accessories:  Copics, Dimensional Tape 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Artful Display ~ Power Poppy March Release

Hello y'all!!  We have some more Power Poppy inspiration for you today featuring 2 more stamp sets:  Artful Display and Peony Muse
I chose to work with Artful Display, because lets face it...I love anything vintage.  I started by stamping the plates onto copy paper, photo copied them onto Pion decorative paper and Minc'd them with white foil.  I stamped the sentiment with Onyx Black Versafine onto the same paper and punched it out using a Stampin' Up punch.  I embossed the background and added a sweet little diecut border and that's it.  Easy Peasy.

Check out what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has to share today:
That's it for today!  Now tomorrow is release day, and we've saved the biggest for last.  Seriously...the biggest flower stamp I've ever worked with and it's a beauty!  Can't wait to share it with you!!

  Happy Stamping!


StampsArtful Display (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Pion, Smokey Gray and White (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Black Versafine
Dies:  Scallop Borders (Pretty Pink Posh)
Accessories:  Minc Machine, Minc Foil, Flower Punch (PunchaBunch), Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Embossing Folder, 1" Corner Rounder (SU!)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Loving Tulips ~ Power Poppy Release Previews

Hello creative friends!  Have you been enjoying all the Power Poppy Previews?  Isn't Marcy incredibly talented?  I swear, she knows just what 's needed to add to our ever (delightfully) growing stamp collections!!  Today Power Poppy is once again featuring two new stamp sets:  Loving Tulips and Sweet Memories

I fell in love with this dotted "hello" the minute I saw it!  I have another fun idea I'll be sharing next week with it too.  So many ideas!!  I started by stamping the "hello" sentiment onto vellum cardstock (PTI) with Black Onyx Versafine.  I like that ink because it stamps really clean onto all surfaces.  However, you HAVE TO WAIT until it dries!!  And it takes awhile on the vellum because it can't soak into the paper.
I backed the circle with the same dp that I framed it with and diecut it using the Scallop Circle die by Pretty Pink Posh.  The sweet little Scallop Border was also diecut using a Pretty Pink Posh die.

Lastly, I added the darling sentiment and a charming little punched daisy to finish it off.

No coloring today peeps.  Just stamps and ink.

For some more inspiration, check out the blogs of my fellow Bloomies.  These gals have some serious creative skills!!

Once again, I have another preview to share with you tomorrow.  It's quite the unique set and is just lovely!!  So I hope you'll drop by again.

  Happy Stamping!

Stamps:  Loving Tulips (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, #Me (Kaisercraft), Vellum and Smokey Gray (PTI)
Ink:  Black Onyx (Versafine)
Dies:  Scallop Circles and Scallop Borders (Pretty Pink Posh), Standard Circles (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Daisy and Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Succulent Singles ~ Power Poppy March Release

Hello friends!!  It's day 2 of our Power Poppy Peeks for this month's release, and we're featuring 2 new sets:  Succulent Singles and Burst of Kindness.  Both are gorgeous and have the most beautiful images and sweet sentiments!!
I chose to feature one of the Succulent Singles today on a CAS (Clean and Simple) card today.  While perusing Pinterest looking for some succulent inspiration, I ran across this photo which inspired my hot pink succulent  I thought the color was unique and fun; perfect for the "celebrating you" sentiment.

I colored the image with Copics and let it be the focal point with a CAS design.

That's it for my project today.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has to share today.  You won't want to miss a stop, let me tell you!!

Copics:  Pink Succulent ~ RV34, RV32, RV21, RV42, RV99, RV95 Green Succulent ~ G46, G24, G40

Thank you so very much for stopping by, and your super kind, encouraging comments yesterday.  They are a blessing.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another fun peek at what Power Poppy is releasing this month.

  Happy Stamping!!

Stamps:  Succulent Singles (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, White and Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Scallop Borders (Pretty Pink Posh)
Accessories:  Copics, Burlap String, Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins)

Friday, March 10, 2017

Natural Beauties
Hello, hello, hello!!!  I am so excited!!!  Power Poppy's Spring Release is just about here and we (the Bloom Brigade) get to inspire with a little taste of what's to come!!  Once again, Marcy has created the most cheerful, beautiful, charming and creative sets that one could imagine.  Seriously!!  And we're starting with a beautiful "garden" set called Natural Beauties.  No one can draw stamp images like Marce!!  The details are exquisite and oh, so sweet!!  I chose the larger image, but there are a few sweet smaller images too.  This is one "happy" set!!

My card is super CAS.  I just stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto X-Press It cardstock, colored it with Copics, and framed it with a darling Scallop Frame (Pretty Pink Posh).

And I have some really exciting news to share with you too...Power Poppy will have coordinating dies with this set, as well as as a few of some of the New Releases.  And....they will be available for Pre-Order on March 14...Power Poppy's Release day!!  Woo-Hoo!!

If you haven't already, check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs.  These girls are just full of delightful inspiration!!
 Also....all Power Poppy Digital stamps are 25% for the entire month of March!!  So go get yourself some new digis!!  They are super fun to work with!!

Copics: Tulips ~ R27, R24, R22, R20 Leaves ~ G19, G17, G14, G12 Daffodils ~ Y17, Y15, Y13, Y38, Y35, Y32, R20 Leaves ~ YG67, YG17, YG25, YG23 Primroses ~ V09, V17, V15, V12  Leaves ~ G29, G46, G24, G40  Dirt ~ W5, W3, C5, C3, E43, E42, E41, E44, E47 Sky ~ B01, B00, B000

That's it for today y'all!!  Be sure to visit tomorrow for a peek at another of Power Poppy's new to be released sets!

  Happy Stamping!

StampsNatural Beauties (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Cottage Living (Pebbles), White (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Scallop Frames (Pretty Pink Posh)
Accessories:  Copics, Ribbon  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

"The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" Blog Hop ~ Power Poppy

Hello creative friends!!  Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker is unleashing a world of color on her blog and Instagram (@kathyrac) this month, and she wants all of us to join her in the fun! 

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge energizes us to color something every day — even if only for a few minutes. Whether your love markers or prefer paints, colored pencils or crayons, all media is welcome! CLICK HERE to find out where to share what you are coloring and join the encouraging community of happy colorists. You'll also find answers to questions you may have along the way, participate in contests and more! If you share your work on social media, don't forget the hashtag: #thedailymarker30day and if you use our stamps and digis, add the hashtag #powerpoppy
To kick off the challenge, Power Poppy’s Marcella Hawley has a surprise of epic proportions! She’s giving away Power Poppy’s SOON-TO-BE-UNVEILED MARCH CLEAR STAMP SET RELEASE! That means EIGHT of the freshest, most fun Power Poppy designs to hit the market yet. It's a $144 value! Plus you can enter a friend to win.  Read all the details here!
Winners will be announced on the Power Poppy Blog/Instagram/Facebook on Sunday, March 12th, and also over on more thing that you won't want to miss out on...Power Poppy is offering 25% off all digital stamps for folks all month long - to coincide with the Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  All you have to do is enter the code:  COLORMEHAPPY at checkout.
For my card today, I used a new Power Poppy Digital image called Vintage Easter Egg.  I went quite literal, and colored the image with a vintage color palette in mind using muted colors.  I also ink distressed around the circle, using Antique Linen (Ranger Distress Ink) to age it up a bit.
A few diecuts were used too.  The background panel was cut using Avery Elle's Double Pierced Rectangle Die.  The Stitched circle is from Couture Cuts, and the Scalloped Die is from Spellbinders.  I added some seam binding ribbon and some sweet sequins by Pretty Pink Posh too, as well as a felt heart that I diecut using Primitive Hearts by Sizzix.  The decorative paper is from Pion Design. 
Copics:   Egg ~ E43, E42, E41, E40 Bow ~ V99, V95, V93, V91 Flower and Frame ~ RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91 Leaves ~ G29, G46, G24, G43, G40 Small Flowers ~ YR27, YR24, Y19 Background ~ W5, W3, W1, W0

That sums up my card for today.  

The entire Bloom Brigade has inspirational creations to share today, so be sure to visit their blogs if you haven't already:

Today Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start with some of her favorite stamp companies & Online Card Class partners.  So, pop back over to the Power Poppy Blog for the full link list of today's huge hop!
  Happy Stamping!! 


StampsVintage Easter Egg (Power Poppy Digital)
Paper:  X-Press It, Pion Design, White (PTI)
Ink:  Printer, Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
DiesDouble Stitched Pierced Rectangle (Avery Elle), Double Stitched Circle (Couture Cuts), Scalloped Circle (Spellbinders), Hearts Primitive (Sizzix)
Accessories:  Copics, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Seam Binding Ribbon, Felt, Button (PTI) 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Graceful Still Life ~ Power Poppy


Happy Friday!!  I don't know about you, but I am so ready for the weekend!!  Life has been crazy!!  
But first, I'd like to share today's card with you right now.  I just adore this little digital vignette, called Graceful Still Life, that Marcella released on the 15th of this month.  Isn't it just super charming!!  I love how she combined the Roses and Dogwoods with little extras like the sweet hat and charming stack of books.  And don't you just love that darling little pitcher as the vase?

I did a bit of editing in Photoshop to get the sentiment along the bottom.  It's a much larger sentiment, and I only wanted to include the last little line on the front of my card.  So I cropped out all the rest and added it underneath the image.

Everything is colored with Copics, and the frame was diecut using Spellbinders' Labels 47 Decorative Elements die.  I randomly covered it with Versamark ink, and added some Shabby White Embossing Enamel to vintage it up a bit.  I also antiqued it up a bit by ink distressing inside the frame, while it was still inside the die, using Ranger's Antique Linen Distress Ink.

I'm showing a close-up so you can see the Embossing enamel a bit better.  It has some gold and glitter in it, so the shimmer in real life is striking.  If you click on the photo, it shows even a bit more.

That's it for me today.  There's still time to participate in the this month's No-Line Coloring Power and Spark Challenge.  If you participate, you'll be entered to win a free clear or 3 digital stamp sets.  It's definitely worth a try.

Be sure to check out the following Bloom Brigaders for some more inspiration too:

CopicsRoses ~ V06, V05, V01 Dogwood ~ V01, V05 Leaves ~ G46, G43, G40 Vase and Seed Book ~ C7, C5, C3, C1, BG09, BG05, BG01, BG0000 Hat ~ E29, E27, E25, E23, E21 Hat Band and Top Book ~ YR27, YR24, YR21

Thanks for dropping by!!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

  Happy Stamping!


StampsGraceful Still Life (Power Poppy Digital)
Paper:  X-Press It, Pion
Ink:  Printer, Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Labels 47 Decorative Elements (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Shabby White Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty) 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Pansy: No line Coloring ~ Power Poppy, Hello, Hello!!  I realize it's not Friday, so this post is probably a bit unexpected, but  today is the release date for a new Power Poppy digital image called Pansies.  

Pansies are near and dear to my heart.  My mother's favorite flower was the Pansy, and mine is the Sunflower.  I moved over 2000 miles away when I got married over 27 years ago, so our time together was always very precious.  First thing in the morning, I would get out "our" mugs and we would share a cup of coffee together.  She had her Pansy mug, and I had my Sunflower mug.  These mugs must be at least 25+ years old because she's been gone over 22 years now.  But I still have them, and they are treasured as well as the memories!  

Power Poppy has a new challenge for the month too, hosted by our dear, and oh-so-talented Bloom Brigader, Cindy Lawrence.  She is challenging us to use the No line coloring technique. 
This card was a challenge for me because this was the very first time I tried the "No line coloring" technique by myself.  (I took some Copic classes where it was taught, but that is quite different from going out on your own...)  It was a challenge, and I have a very long ways to go, but I am happy that I actually tried it.

I printed the image in a light gray and colored it with Copics.  I also used some pointillism in the background, as well as a burnishing technique for the flowers to give them some extra depth and texture.  I posted a "Burnishing" tutorial on the Power Poppy blog a couple of years ago, that you can find it HERE.

That's it for my project.  Now be sure to check out the following Bloom Brigade blogs for some incredible inspiration!
CopicsFlowers ~ V0000, V000, V01, V20, Y0000, Y00, Y35 Leaves ~ G24, G21, G20 Background ~ T0, T1, T2, B00

Thank you so much for dropping by!  I hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

  Happy Stamping!


StampsPansies (Power Poppy Digital)
Paper:  X-Press It, Enchanted Garden Collection (Bo Bunny), Bazill, White (PTI) 
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  Double Stitched Oval (Die-namics), Double Pierced Rectangle (Avery Elle), Stitched Picot Ribbon (Jillian Vance Design)
Accessories:  Copics, Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Embossing Folder (We R Memory Keepers), Sewing Machine 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Simply Camellias ~ Power Poppy

Hello creative friends!!  Does Friday seem to sneak up on you sometimes?  I am so lost in my days this week.  It probably has something to do with getting home on Tues. after attending some new Copic Classes and Creativation this past week.  One day melds into the next, and it's hard to keep track.

Well, since it is actually Friday, I have a Power Poppy card to share with you today using one of my favorite sets called Simply Camellias.  I can hardly believe I've never colored this Camellia in a bowl, so I was excited to give it a try.  It's all done with Copics, and the decorative paper is all from Pion.

I used a Viva la Verve Sketch from Aug. 2016 so this card came together pretty quickly...for me anyway.

CopicsFlower ~ R81, R83, R85, R89 Stamens ~ YR00, YR14, YR18 Leaves ~ G20, G24, G28, YG01 Bowl ~ G00

For some more inspiration, stop by the blog of my fellow Bloomie, and dear friend, Stacy.

I hope you have a fantastic creative weekend!!

  Happy Stamping!!


StampsSimply Camellias (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Paris Flea Market and To My Valentine (Pion), White Sandy Beach (Gina K)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Smokey Gray (Versafine), Antique Linen and Spun Sugar (RangerDistress)
Dies:  Double Stitched Circle and Stitched Fishtail Flag (Die-namics), Stitched Rectangle (Waltzingmouse), Stitched Sentiment Trio (Jillian Vance Design),  Petite Circle Scallops (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Buttons (PTI), Burlap String, Clear Wink of Stella 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Sweet Pea Show ~ Power Poppy
Hello, hello, hello!!!  Friday has arrived!!!  And that means it's time to share some fabulous Power Poppy creations.  And still my heart!!  Marcella has designed an absolutely delightful Sweet Pea image that has stolen my heart!!  I needed four cards for four very special ladies this weekend, so I decided to print this new digital Power Poppy image, called Sweet Pea Show, four times in two different sizes and diecut different pieces of it.

Now, my color combination has no rhyme or reason to it, and I'm sorry for that.  I decided to color the images, and then I chose the papers that best coordinated with my coloring.  So, they aren't cohesive.  The sentiments were all embossed and are from two different Power Poppy Clear sets:  Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips and Simply Camellias.

I punched a butterfly for this one and colored it with the same Copics as the flowers.  The center of the butterfly was made using Ebony Black Gloss Crystal drops with a bit of black glitter sprinkled over it while wet.

I added different Nuvo Crystal drops in various patterns and colors to each card.

For the "You're Simply Sweet" card, I also clear embossed the entire diecut piece to coordinate with the embossed dp I used from Kaisercraft.

Copics: Sweet Peas Plum ~ BV08, BV04, BV02, BV01 Magenta ~ V17, V15, V12, V01 Tape ~ T6, T4, T2, T0 Fuschia ~ RV34, RV32, RV10 Turquoise ~ B04, B02, B00 Leaves/Stems ~ G29, G46, G24, G20, YG01

For some more Power Poppy inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigaders:
Whew...that's finally it for today.  Thank you so much for dropping by!!

 Happy Stamping!

Paper:  X-Press It, White and Smokey Gray (PTI), Old World Travel (Carta Bella), Fairy Dust and Ooh La La (Kaisercraft), Pages of Sweet Moments (BoBunny)
Ink:  Printer, Versamark
Dies:  Stitched Dot Instant Photo Frame (Jillian Vance Design)
Accessories:  Copics, Border Punch (EK Success), White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Glossy Black, Glitter Drops and Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops (Nuvo) 
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