Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday at Power Poppy!

Hello all! For those of you in the good ole U.S of A., I hope you had a blessed and special (and tasty) Thanksgiving Day! We had a quiet day with just our kids and my mom. The turkey was just right and the company was even better! 
As we kick off the holiday season, Power Poppy wants to help you ring in the CHEER! And that's why Marcella is hosting not a one day, not a two day but a three day extravaganza with 20% off all clear and digital stamps plus a super special on a darling little scarf-bedecked snow dude! 

This little guy with a sweet little bird on his twiggy arm is ready for a long winter's day.  He's ready to... "just chill!" In addition to this fun snowman, you also get the sentiment "Let's Chill" plus a fun little snowflake background too! You can find it all HERE!  So, get on over to Power Poppy to get this three piece digital stamp sets for just a BUCK! Now through Monday, it is just $1!!!

Now to create, I just simply printed the snowman and sentiment on white card stock and then changed the color of the snowflakes so that they would be a fun blue backdrop to my card. After I printed and trimmed down the white snowflake panel, I spritzed on some light blue ink that was dilluted in a mister. Oh, yes, before I forget!! If you need any help changing colors or need help with digital stamps in general, I did a tutorial back when Power Poppy launched its digital line and you can find that tutorial HERE! 

After I was done printing the snow guy, I added just a bit of color with BG0000, BG000,, BG11, BG13, R35, R32, C00, C01, and C03. Add a little sparkle with glitter glue and mat it all up with a button and a bow and... ta da!!! Fini!

Here's a close up!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog HERE for all the details on this weekend's sale and also to see what some of the other Bloomies did this week creatively!
See you back here soon!

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Friday, November 20, 2015

And ..... A Partridge In A Pear Tree!!!!

Hello all and happy Friday! I am going to be super short and sweet today -- our house got a bit of a bug all of a sudden and we have a very sad case of the sickies. We're a sorry lot!

I did want to share however a brand new creation using one of Power Poppy's brand new digital stamps, Partridge In A Pear Tree! It's a beauty, see?

And, here's my creation! 

And here's a close up, so you can see this darling birdie!

I knew I wanted a simple design since I printed this beauty a little larger than how it comes. I colored it all up with Copic markers and I hate to laugh about this but I kind of  "made up" the colors of this partridge! I googled and man, these birds come in all kinds of shades! Just click on the link and you'll see what I mean.

After coloring, I found some green polka dot decorative paper, some Hug Snug ribbon in white and a fun little gem and I felt that this was really all I needed for this one. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Spice It Up.  I thought something small on a tag might be a perfect little addition!

And that, my friends, is it! A few of my fellow Bloomies whipped up some creativity this week as well! Hop on over to their "places" to take a gander! And, while you're at it -- tell the ever-so-talented Tosha Leyendekker -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I am blessed to share this special day with her! Never met anyone before she came along that was born on the same day! ;-)

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by!


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Friday, November 13, 2015

Looking a Bit Like Christmas!

Hello folks! Hope your week is ending on a high note! I don't know about you but my Christmas card stack is, well, a little on the low side. After taking a peek, I decided that I have some creating to do! And so, when I got a little bit of time this week to escape into my stamp room, I chose one of my favorite new stamps from Power Poppy!

I just love all of the elements in the set Cozy Cupfuls! I had colored up the pair of adorable birds and then, who could resist the stack of packages with whimsical charm? So, this image had to be next on my list! I stamped my image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then... grabbed my Copic markers! I used a mix of greens G40, G43, G46, YG03, YG06, YG13, R24, R27, R29, R01, BG0000, Y26, Y28, Y11, and E40. 

From there, I matted it up, added a splash of sequins and bit of doily and some ribbon. I stamped the sentiment from the set Wreaths Plain and Fancy  and I punched it out with a 1-1/4" circle and then matted it up on a 1-3/8" circle punched piece of glitter paper. 

I had the half doily on my desk that was leftover from last week's post HERE. So, I thought, why not flip it and make it the top of my creation instead of the bottom? And, so that's what I did! Afterwards I used by double stitched rectangle die and matted it all up with a snippet of seam binding ribbon. I really love the crisp look of the colors on this one!

Here's a close up.....

And that, my friends, is it! One more Christmas card to add to the short stack! And, I was excited that I could also incorporate a few embellishments to play along in Kathy Jones Power & Spark Challenge this month. Have you heard about it?

All you need to do is pick an embellishment, or two, or three, and use them to deck out your creation! Just that simple! You can read all about the challenge HERE!

I know some of my fellow Bloomies have been busy this week in their stamp rooms. Why not stop by, say "hi" and see what they've bee up to?

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber >>> you are here!
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller

Thanks so much for spending a bit of your day here! Hope you come back again real soon! ;-)


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Friday, November 6, 2015

Embellish It!

Hello all and happy Friday! With a a brand new month comes a brand new way to design with a creative spark! And, that's why today, I'm helping my fellow Bloomies to unveil the next Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge! So, without further ado.......

This month's challenge is hosted by our Blossoming Aussie Kathy Jones! She dares all of us to dig deep into that embellishment drawer to see just what fun we can pull out and use on a card or creation!

HOW TO PLAY: In the words of Kathy Jones, think "Buttons, Pearls, Rhinestones, Sequins, Ribbon, Brads, Eyelets, Flowers, Micro Beads... use them simply or in interesting ways! Don't have any? Make your own! Wrong colour? Use your markers to colour them up to match your project. Most importantly, have fun and play along!"

For all of THE OFFICIAL RULES all you need to do is click on over to THIS challenge link! The winner will be announced the first Friday in December and gets their pick of a digital or clear stamp set! 

I decided to get in on the action today. So, on to my creation!

I have to say that this image was one that I colored months ago and then never put into a card. I used Copic markers after printing off the digital stamp from the set Geraniums! I used these  markers to color this beauty up! R81, R83, R85, G40, G43, G46, G20, YG63, E84, and BG0000. After I was done coloring, I did add some white paint pen to the centers of my flowers!

From there -- time to EMBELLISH! I added not only a half doily but a fun baby blue button as well! Dress it all up with some decorative papers from my scrap bin and this card is good to go!

Here's a close up! 

Now........ drum roll please! It's time to let our Bloom Brigade take center stage! It's always too fun to see what they've created during the week! So, be sure to hop on over and say "hey!" to get that dose of weekend inspiration! 

Thanks so much for checking in this Friday and paying me a little visit! I hope you have a wonderfully creative weekend ahead! 


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