Friday, August 4, 2017

Mix and Match ~ Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge

 

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Happy Friday!!!  I hope y'all are ready for a new Power Poppy Power and Spark challenge!  I thought it would be fun to "Mix and Match" some Power Poppy stamp sets this month!!  All you have to do is use at least two different Power Poppy stamp sets on your project.  It could be two clear sets, two digital sets, or if you're feeling really adventurous, use digital and clear!  What!?!?!?  If you only have one Power Poppy set, please don't let that stop you from participating.  Just use it along with whatever else you have.  Or you could just quick purchase a digital set.  It's really quick and easy to do.

Anyway...on to my project.  I combined two Christmas themed digital sets:  Hollyberries and Wreath: Felt Leaves and Fruit.  There is also a Holly image in the clear set called Holly Golightly, but I wanted my image larger and with digital images, I can make them as large as I want.

I started by creating my background with the Hollyberries set in Photoshop.  I printed it out and diecut it using Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse).  I then printed out the Wreath: Felt Leaves and Fruit set separately.

Everything was colored with Copics, and I added a bit of sparkle to the white pom-poms.  Below is a close up so you can see the sparkle better.


For all the details, and how you can participate in this month's Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge, be sure to check out the Power Poppy blog.  We'd love to see how you "Mix it Up"!

And for some more inspirational Power Poppy projects, check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here



Copics:  Holly Leaves ~ G29, G46, G43, G20, YG01 Holly Berries ~ R39, R37, R35  Felt Leaves G07, YG07, YG01 Felt Pom-Poms ~ T2 Felt Berries ~ R39, R37, R35 Felt Branch ~ E47, E44, E43

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fantastic weekend!!
  Happy Stamping!!!
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Paper:  X-Press It, Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Printer, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle (Waltzingmouse), Hoop It Up (Jillian Vance Design)
Accessories:  Copics, Black Stitched Ribbon (SU!), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), Quickie Glue Pen

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Under the Glass ~ Power Poppy



http://powerpoppy.com/products/under-glass/Woo-Hoo!!  It's finally here!!  All the Power Poppy Abundance stamp sets are available for purchase!!  Do you have a favorite?  I honestly don't think I could choose one.  Today's preview is called Under the Glass, and it has a variety of vignettes to go under a cloche.  You name an occasion, Marcy has something for it.  I chose the ocean vignette.  Don't you just love that pot and starfish with the coral and sweet little shell?  It couldn't be any more charming!!

Everything was colored with Copics and I added a diecut "fishnet" to the background.

CopicsPot ~ B02, B00, B000, E55, E53, E51 Starfish ~ R08, R14, R05, R02, R29, Y17 Coral ~ Y06, R02 Seashell ~ E53, E51, E50, R02, T4 Sand ~ E50, E51, E53, T4, T2 Cloche ~ BG10, BG11


Check this out...
Power Poppy is having a promotion that you are just going to love!!


Thank you so much for stopping by.  And, thank you too for all your kind, encouraging comments.  
I hope you have a fantastic week filled with many blessings!!

  Happy Stamping!

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StampsUnder the Glass (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Kraft (PTI), Island Escape (Kaisercrat)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Classic Square (Spellbinders), Texture Netting (Kaisercraft DIY Cuts), Stitched Oval Word Window (Die-namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz Alterations), Sequins, Burlap String 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Dahlia Framed ~ Power Poppy




http://powerpoppy.com/products/dahlia-xl/
Hello my dear creative friends!!!  Have you been enjoying the previews of the new Power Poppy clear stamp sets?  Oh my how I've loved seeing what the DT is doing with all these new images.  These gals are so super creative and talented!!  

Today we are featuring an incredible set called Dahlia XL And believe me...this baby is huge!  In an incredible way!  It's about 5"x5".  You can use the whole image, or just parts of it so really, you can make your project whatever size you want.

I really stepped outside of my box this time.  I decided to try my hand at "no-line" coloring for only the second time (If you don't count the Copic Coloring class I took awhile back).  I started by stamping the image with Tattered Rose Ranger Distress Ink, and colored it with my copics.  I really struggle with wanting to blend every line seamlessly, so this time, I let some boldness show through.  And I have to say, the more I look at it, the more I like it.  It's still growing on me though.

Below is a close-up so you can see the background a bit better.  IRL it's much more visible.  I just colored it with T1, and T0 before coloring the Dahlia, and used an old rag with some blending solution on it.



After coloring the Dahlia, I burnished it for some texture.  It's way more obvious in person.  

Below is a photo of where I have the image displayed.  I like the rustic feel of it.



Once again, that's it for my post today.  If you haven't already, check out the following Bloom Brigaders' blogs.  You won't want to miss a stop, let me tell ya!!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here
Power Poppy

Copics: Dahlia ~ R02, R01, R00, R000, R0000, E07, Dahlia Center ~ YR27, YR24, YR21, Y18, Background ~ T1, T0

The release is tomorrow y'all!!  And we still have one more...out-of-this-world set to share with you.  Truly, this one is incredible!!  I can't wait for you to see it!!  And.........there is going to be a super sweet promotion that you will want to get in on for sure!! 

Happy Stamping!
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StampsDahlia XL (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Smokey Shadow
Ink:  Tattered Rose (Ranger Distress) 
Accessories:  Copics, Frame (Hobby Lobby), Burlap, Copic Blending Solution 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tree of Life ~ Power Poppy


http://powerpoppy.com/products/tree-of-life/
It's day 3 of the Power Poppy previews, and people, this set is STUNNING!!!  It's called Tree of Life.  Marcy has designed an exquisite tree just chock full of delicious details.  And she didn't stop there!  She added the sweetest little extras too: like a darling little squirrel, leaves, another gorgeous bird, and fantastic sentiments.

The tree is so beautifully detailed that I thought it would be fun to "Minc" it in gold.  It would work beautifully for Christmas too.






No coloring was done for this card.  I just stamped the image onto copy paper, photo copied it, added my Minc foil and ran it through my Minc machine.  I then diecut it using Spellbinders' Venise Lace die and layered it on some Teresa Collins Fabrications paper.  Lastly, I added some sequins and a crinkled ribbon that I made using organdy ribbon that I heat carefully using my heat tool.  (If you get it too hot it melts.)  I make my bow, and then hold it with a tweezers and gently heat the bows, then the tails.

Finally, I stamped one of the gorgeous sentiments with Onyx Black Versafine.
 
Here are the links to the other Bloomies that have some inspiration to share:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

That's it for me today.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow though.  I am so excited to share the next preview because it's my favorite so far.  Well...if one can really pick a Power Poppy favorite.  Mine change from day to day.

  Happy Stamping!! 



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StampsTree of Life (power Poppy)
Paper:  White (PTI) Gold (Papertemptress)
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  Venise Lace (Spellbinders), Scallop Borders (Pretty Pink Posh)
Accessories:  Minc Machine, Minc Foil, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Organdy Ribbon, Button (PTI), 1" Corner Rounder (SU!)
 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pure Prairie Spirit ~ Power Poppy

 
http://powerpoppy.com/products/pure-prairie-bouquet/
Hello friends!!  It is day two of our Power Poppy sneak peaks, and for this day we're focusing on a new set called Pure Prairie Spirit.  It features the large Digital bouquet from Pure Prairie Bouquet, along with some beautiful butterflies and of course, the perfect sentiments!  

I chose to focus on one of the butterflies and two of the sentiments for my card today.  Now, I realize Monarchs are traditionally orange and black, but I took creative license here to match the papers I wanted to use as my backgrounds.  I wanted to work with vellum and a sweet little tag to feature some sentiments (which I often leave off of the outside of my cards so they are more versatile...I add the sentiments to the inside later when I know the occasion.)  This is what I came up with.  The butterfly is colored twice and the front wing is popped up a bit because if you've followed my blog, you know I love dimension.


I also added a bit of sparkle to the butterfly with a Clear Wink of Stella pen for a hint of sparkle.  If you click on the photo, the sparkle is more obvious.

That's it for my project today.  Check out these gals' blogs for some more incredible inspiration!!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here
Power Poppy 

Copics: Butterfly ~ RV55, RV63, Y13, RV21, T4 Lettering ~ RV63, YG03, Y13, Y17

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you've been enjoying the Power Poppy previews!!

  Happy Stamping!

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StampsPure Prairie Spirit (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Petal Lane Collection (BoBunny), Vellum (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black Onyx (Versafine)
Dies: Decorative Tags (Marianne Designs), Stitched Rectangle, and Scalloped Stitched Rectangle (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Copics, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Clear Wink of Stella, Ribbon and String, Dimensional Tape

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Vibrant Thanks Bee Balm ~ Power Poppy

 

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Hello, hello, hello!!!  It is release preview time at Power Poppy, and let me tell you all...you are going to fall in love!!!  The Power Poppy garden is in full bloom!!!

Today we're featuring a new set called Vibrant Thanks, and it has three different flower varieties along with fabulously fonted sentiments.  I chose to use Bee Balm...because shoot...I LOVE bees!!  

There's been a trend using the image as a non-colored background or base.  Sometimes one part is colored in the entire panel, but I chose to make it a background and frame the colored image in the center along with a couple of hinges.

Below is an angled view so you can see I popped up the central panel for some depth.


Now, we have 4 more days of previews until we finish things up with a hop on release day, which will the the 30th!!  And hint...hint...there will be a big promotion on that day too!! 

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for some Pure Prairie Spirit!!

For some more Vibrant Thanks Inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

 
CopicsBee Balm ~ V09, V17, V15, V12 Leaves ~ YG97, YG17, YG25, YG11, YG91 Background ~ B000, B0000

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you've enjoyed today's preview.

  Happy Stamping! 
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StampsVibrant Thanks (Power Poppy) 
Paper:  X-Press It, Black (PTI), Purple (Bazzill)
Ink:  Black Onyx (Versafine), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle and Scallped Stitched Rectangle (Waltzingmouse), Hardware 1 - Hinges (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Accessories:  Copics, Black Perlen-Pen (Viva Decor), Dimensional Tape

Friday, July 14, 2017

Feeling Blue Tree Peonies ~ Power Poppy



Alright...I played with my Minc Machine again.  I can't help myself sometimes.  It's just so much fun and has such striking results.  It works so beautifully with Marcella's elegantly detailed images.

I wanted to participate in Julie's Hues to Use challenge this week and it's all about blues.  So, I created my background using Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress Ink Oxides.  I then created a collage of peonies using Power Poppy's Digital Tree Peonies and Photoshop.  I printed it out, photo copied it, and then ran it through the Minc Machine with White foil.  I stamped a sentiment, from the Burst of Kindness Power Poppy set, onto white cardstock and diecut it using a Stitched Fishtail Flag by Die-namics.

I used my Clear Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkly highlights, that you can see better in the enlarged photo below, and lastly, added some "water droplets" by squirting different sizes of Crystal Clear Glass Effect Gel (Viva), and Black Perlent-Pen (Viva) onto my craft mat and letting them dry;  that way I could control my sizes.  I then adhered them with Glossy Accents.



That about sums up my card for today.  Be sure to join in for our Hues to Use challenge...you could be one of our guest stars of this column in one of the upcoming weeks.

Now, for some more inspiration, check out the following Bloomie Blogs:
Christine Okken
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here


Thanks for dropping by!!  I hope you are enjoying a nice weekend

  Happy Stamping! 
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Paper:  White (PTI)
Ink:  Faded Jeans and Broken China (Ranger Distress Oxide Inks), Black Onyx (Versafine), Photo Copier
Dies:  Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles (JustRite), Stitched Fishtail Flags (Die-namics)
Accessories:  Christmas Quilt Embossing Folder (Couture Creations), Minc Machine, White Minc Foil, Crystal Clear Glass Effect Gel (Viva Decor), Black Perlen-Pen (Viva Decor) 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Play Ball with Power Poppy

 

Hello my creative friends!!!  I have a patriotic, sporty, Power Poppy Birthday card to share with y'all today!  Julie, appropriately so, chose red/white/blue colors for the Hues to Use challenge this week, and I thought, a baseball card would fit perfectly with those colors since, in my humble opinion, baseball is America's sport.    I know some may disagree, but that's how I feel ;)  Mainly because I love baseball.

I took Power Poppy's Play Ball stamp set and stamped the equipment collage five times just so I could color and cut out the top baseball bat and one of the balls for my grouping.  

For the fence, I just took Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and ran it lightly over white cardstock until I achieved the look I was going for.  I then cut it into strips, trimmed off the corners and lined the strips up. 


For the inside, I added some scrap pieces of the dp I used on the front, as well as a stamped banner (I stamped the image on red and blue cardstock and adhered the cut blue piece to the red banner.  I also used my Misti to make sure I was able to line up the sentiment perfectly inside.  




http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/Since it's the beginning of the month, there's a new Power and Spark challenge too being hosted by our dear Ally.  She's challenging you to CASE one of the Bloomies.  Click HERE for all the details.

Power Poppy is also having a great sale while Marcella is on Vacation.  All Power Poppy Digis will be 20% off from July 6-14.  So be sure to head on over to the Power Poppy!!

For some more inspiration, head on over to the following Bloomie Blogs:

Cindy Lawrence
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here


That's it for me today!  I hope you had an awesome week, and have an even better weekend!!

  Happy Stamping!! 
 
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StampsPlay Ball (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X- Press It, Kraft and White (PTI), Sweet Freedom (Pink Paislee), Work Hard, Play Hard (Carta Bella)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Hickory Smoke and Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles (JustRite)
Accessories:  Copics, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Mini Stapler (Tim Holtz) 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fun Flock Bubbles and Fizz ~ Power Poppy

 
Happy, Happy weekend y'all!!!  This week just flew by for me.  And that's a good thing because we have been visiting the 100+ degree weather all week, and it's been quite the test of endurance let me tell you.  It's 109 as I'm typing this post, and we hit 111 a couple of days ago.  Can I get an awwwwwwww?  ;)

But...this card makes me smile with it's happy colors and fun textures!!  I had some super fun making this Power Poppy card this week,  because I hauled out an embellishment that I hadn't used in....well...quite some time.  Fun Flock!!!  There's a reason its name starts with the word "fun"!!  When I saw Marcy's new digital stamp set called Bubbles and Fizz, I knew immediately that I had to bring out the Fun Flock.  It gives the blooms such fun texture.  You just have to run your fingers over it.  And I didn't stop there...nosiree!!  I added some sparkly texture to the word "bubbly" too.  Yep!!  And, an embossed background along with a sweet little sparkly tassel to the side!  Told ya I had fun with this one!!

In case you're inspired to use some Fun Flock on future cards, let me share how I added it.  I first colored the blooms with Y13 so the base would match the Fun Flock.  I then added some Zig 2 Way Glue Squeeze and Roll by Kuretake to a few blooms at a time sprinkling Fun Flock on them and pressing it into the glue firmly so it adheres well.  Then, just shake your cardstock to the side and the excess falls away leaving a beautifully flocked bloom that you just can't help but touch.

Here's a close up so you can see the texture better.  For an even closer look, click on the photo.




http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2017/06/black-white-read-all-over.html
Have you tried the Hues to Use it inspiration yet?  We would love to see how you are inspired with it!!  I would have used red flock if I had it, but yellow is the actual color of this bloom, and it just felt like such a happy color too.



That's it for my project today, but peeps, there is a whole lot more inspiration to be viewed by the super creative Bloom Brigade!!  Check out the following blogs:

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence

Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker


CopicsLeaves ~ G28, G46, G24, YG23 Sentiment ~ V93, V91

So glad you dropped by!!  For those of you in the middle of summer, stay cool!!  I know I'm not venturing out any more than I have to.
 
  Happy Stamping!
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StampsBubbles and Fizz Digital (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Take Me Away (Pink Paislee)
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Copics, Fun Flock, Designer Trim (Webster's Pages), 1" Corner Rounder (EK Success) 
 
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