Monday, September 18, 2017

Thinking of you

Good morning. Finally had a few hours in the stamp room this weekend which was awesome! So I will have a few posts this week.  :-)


Here is another one of the new stamps I bought from Whimsy called You Moove me. Isn't he so cute. I colored him with various Copic markers and yes, a little too heavy on the purple for the bell as it bleed over a little. EEK. A few die cuts for the grass and the picket fence. Some sparkle to finish it off. Voila! 
Crazy busy this week, our new kitchen counter and back splash is getting installed. ACK!!! I am so stinking happy its finally here. The kitchen is a wreck but once it is complete I will share pictures. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Welcome 2017 Football Season

Let's get ready for some FOOTBALL!!!!  Woot Woot!!! What a showing we had last night for the first 2B league game for our Liberty Team. This was quite the game and WIN... Yes Win for our Liberty Boys. They won with a 52-8 ending score. This is our lineup of players with the twins #10 and #55, Normally 10 and 6 but Nathan had to fill in for another player that was out this game. 


Curtis had quite an impressive start for his Sophomore year as QB, with 2 thrown touchdown passes and 2 run in touchdowns himself. GASP!!!  It was so exciting. Nathan had several plays that were extremely helpful for our running backs himself. Both made the news reel last night.  😍  Ofcourse I am not on any social media other than my blog, so the Facebook posts, twitter and instagram feeds that I am seeing are through everyone else. Guess I will have to join them all today. HA HA!!! Kidding.... We will be getting the paper tomorrow to have as a keep sake with all the teams accomplishments on the field tonight. A team effort and such a great way to start the season. We are so proud of you all... especially the twins.  Happy Saturday everyone! 


Friday, September 15, 2017

Merriest of tags

Happy Friday night lights! Tonight is our first league game. WOOT WOOT!!! We found out earlier this week that Curtis will be the starting QB all season. GASP! Very excited and nervous at the same time. He is totally calm and ready for it, which is good. Us on the other hand.... ha ha Exciting season ahead for sure. Now you didn't come to hear about that, you came for Power Poppy news. Marcy has some fun things on the PP Blog so check it out. In the meantime check out the new digi I played with.


 Christmas is coming and that means the orders for tags are here from friends and family. I created a monster a few years back when I created a few. Once word spread now they are wanting them each year. Sheessh.. Its all good. In keeping my sanity I do create two of each one so that it makes it easier on me with trying to give different ideas. :-)  These tags are using Merriest Berries from our Instant Garden collection. 
Both of these are a little similar and at the same time different for variety. The awesome thing about digi's is you can pick any size you want for tags or cards Yea! I have some added sparkle to both of them and sequins to just the gray and pink one. Tied off the ribbon tops with some button and silver cord. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 
Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
  Katie Sims
   Tosha Leyendekker



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Special Delivery

Good morning. I tell myself that I will not order more stamps until I use more of what I have. For the most part that has been the case, until I came across this little guy. Oh isn't he sweet? He is called Baby Giraffe from Whimsy stamps and my first from Whimsy. I will admit that yes, I did order another one from them at the same time. You have to justify the shipping charge, right? hee hee   Anyways... 



After he was stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers I die cut using stitched rectangles. Then layered onto more kraft to match the base. Some faux stitching around the banana cardstock and a few die cut hearts and stars to accent. Finished him off with a sentiment from a Taylored Expressions set and voila! Have a wonderful day. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Fall birthday's

Happy Monday! We have a few fall birthday's coming up and thought these guys would be perfect for the first card. This House Mouse is another one I think that is retired? I have them stamped on white cardstock and colored with various Copic markers. 


This is for a guy so I kept the accents as just some sequins and some sparkles on the frosting. One of the Dirty Dozen challenges over the summer was to create a background with several pieces of designer paper. I had a lot of fun doing that and wanted to play around again with some scraps. Fun to use different papers and colors I think. Added the sentiment and voila! Hope you have a wonderful day! 


Friday, September 8, 2017

Tulips for everything

Happy Friday! For those that are curious, yes Curtis would of started as QB for the game tonight. However due to the smoke we still have it was cancelled. Sniff... Sniff... but better to keep everyone safe. So until next weeks game... on to the real reason you stopped by... To see what Power Poppy is up to today. :-)


The September Power and Spark challenge is posted and I got to play along. I do have to say that this turned out nothing like I thought in my head either. So frustrating when that happens. I do like the blue tulips. This is Loving Tulips stamp set that I used, don't forget we have the matching Die set for this stamp set. Colored the image with various colored pencils. Die cut with a stitched rectangle die and added a few pearls. Easy peasy!



Don't forget you have a chance at winning $50 in Power Poppy bucks if you play along.

FIND A COLOR PALETTE

And don't forget out Hues to Use challenge from this week. Haven't played in that for awhile either, I need to get back into this stamping room and soon!

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today; 
Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
Tosha Leyendekker



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cozy Holiday

As I mentioned on Monday the September Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge is posted and it is all about Memories. How to pick just one memory is hard but I actually went with one that is a favorite that I do in my own home each year. A new table center piece, it can be either with or without candles but it has to have fresh flowers or greenry. This last year a friend of mine bought one for me with sprigs of greenry and poinsettias, It was beautiful.


This is Sparkling Poinsettia candle that I have only used once sad to say. Too many stamps and not nearly enough time I hate to say it. Very simple design with just a little bit of sparkle and some jewels. Voila!  

Monday, September 4, 2017

September Calendar Page

Well good morning. As you can tell from my absence that school is back in session and the boosters program is in full swing with things to do. Haven't had anytime in the stamp room until today and I feel rather rusty. You wouldn't think that not creating something would be any different, but it sure does for me. Figured I better start out with just a basic design and my Sept. calendar page was just the ticket. They will get this a few days late but that will be okay.  


The beautiful In Praise of Sunflowers stamp set was perfect for the month. Colored with just a few Copic markers and voila. See easy peasy to get the flow going again. Ai yi yi.... My Christmas card for the Dirty Dozen September challenge was done and posted on SCS the other day (late of course) but I had that done in advance thank goodness. I am feeling like the tin man with creating. :-)  Will get that posted this week sometime, but I need to work on some creating while I have the time. 

Before I go, proud mom and dad moment to share with you. As I mentioned school is in full swing and everything that goes with it. I finished up the Boosters Sports Program for Football and Volley ball and we have concessions nailed down for the most part. The boys first football game was a non-league game, pre-season essentially. Curtis is the back-up quarter back again this year along with wide receiver and corner back. They both play defense and offensive as its a smaller school and we have a total of 23 players. The team we were against is a 4A school and they come out with 43 players. Oh my word! Anyways, about 10 minutes into the first quarter our QB goes down (he is okay) a dislocated shoulder which has happened before. I am looking at the field as I missed the play and see someone is on the ground and the coaches over there. I ask who is it, and immediately look to find Curtis after I found out who it was. That means... HE'S GOING IN. ACK!!!! He had so much poise and calmness, where we are on the side lines pacing. ha ha The entire rest of the game he played AWESOME! We held this team to a 7-0 loss and you might think that isn't good. But last year they crushed us 63-7, this was quite the win for our team. Now the question is will he be starter for this Friday night....  GASP... Oh the joys of football season. 
Thanks for sharing in our joy and thank you for stopping by. 


Friday, August 18, 2017

Dahlia Note set

Good morning and happy Friday! This week has been crazy and yes what is new at my house. But seriously... We got a quote on the installation of our new counter tops in the kitchen. YEAH!!!  Now to pick out what we want. Did you know there is so MANY choices. Ugh... This is the one part I don't care for when it comes to home remodel stuff. ha ha  But we are getting closer to having the kitchen complete. The back porch and fence are finally done. Bathrooms are all that will be left and then we will have a completely remodeled house. Good thing, as college will be expensive and just around the corner by time we get those done. 
Anyways... Only had time for a quick note card set when I was in the stamp room. I needed something for a friend that was flat rate mail ready and the new Dahlia XL was perfect choice. That and I just ADORE this flower. 


Very simple design on these note cards too with just a partial of the flower stamped along the edge. I added a Beautiful Borders die cut edge the image panel before I added it to the base. My sentiment is from the stamp set Vibrant Thanks


This works right into Tosha's Power and Spark challenge Mix and match this month using multiple sets or digi! You might want to give it a try and post up on the link as you have a chance at winning $50 in power poppy bucks. How cool is that! Finished it off with a few sequins and voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
Christine Okken



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sweetest thing

Good morning! We took a little mini vacation and I am back feeling great. Now to get into the stamping mood.  :-)  While I was away did you see the newest Instant Garden digi at Power Poppy was released? This is called Cherries and Berries. A few different fruits and sentiments. Yeah!!  So hard to choose which to start with, the raspberries won out today.  


Easy peasy today with these yummy berries. They are colored with Copic markers and die cut using a square die. Layered that onto the scallop rectangle die. Some designer paper layered onto the base and a few sequins to finish it off. Voila. Thank you for stopping by. Have an awesome day! 


Friday, August 11, 2017

Friend you amaze me

Happy Friday! I am tired of these 100 degree days I will say that much. Another week of being tired of it and looks like next week will be pretty close to the same. Ugh... But you didn't come here to hear about the heat. ha ha.. It is time for the Power Poppy Friday and some krafty goodness. 


My card today is using Vibrant Thanks. Thought a little kraft cardstock and colored pencils would be fun for today's card. These blooms are stamped in black ink onto the kraft and colored with various colored pencils. I really like how this turned out. Added just a few sequins for accents and Voila!

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:


Don't forget about the Power and Spark challenge and your chance to win $50. Want to be a guest designer for our Hues to Use challenge? Then play along and see if you are next. Have a wonderful day.



Weekend Stamp Steal!!!  Simply Camellias or the Digi Camellia.  Here is one of my favorites I have shared in the past. Enjoy!




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Party Time

Yep is was party time! Summer is just about over and that means school will be starting. Not sure they think its party time however, they miss the routine. Not sure I had used the single piece of cake in the set Party Time yet so figured I would give it a whirl. Oh what fun it is to color. 


I actually had this started for one of the Dirty Dozen challenges and then I figured it wasn't quite the way the challenge explained. I do like how it turned out, simple and sweet. It would be perfect for a guy birthday card had I not put the flower on the corner. Oh well... Guess I need to get working on a new one for the guys. I need several guy birthday cards and I have none. gasp!!! Anyways, very easy peasy with just some sparkle and enamel dots added for accents. Voila! 



Monday, August 7, 2017

Dahlia XL

Good morning! This Dahlia XL speaks for itself doesn't it? What fun it is to color and just wait until you see what else I have been coloring using this flower.  :-)
No sentiment on this one just a large and in charge flower for you!


I actually used more of my Pearl-Ex pigment Misty Lavender on this one and added a little bit of sparkle to the tips of the blooms. Here is a side view for you, the shimmer is incredible on this flower. I did layer this one layer as well because it just looks awesome.


Yesterday was my birthday and it was wonderful. We actually took the boys to an Auto Cross race locally and had them race their car, along with John racing his own car. My BIL and sister came into town which was super cool. My BIL used to actually race with his race car he has, so he rode with the boys and helped them out. What a BLAST! I had so much fun and I think we have now found another expensive hobby. Ai yi yi... This however they will have to pay for on their own. ha ha! A wonderful birthday day! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful afternoon. 




Saturday, August 5, 2017

August Calendar page

Berry good right... This House Mouse is not available anymore and I can't find it at Stampendous site.  :-(  Every time I pull these stamps out I want to buy more. Good thing I resist and just grab one I have up on the bins.  



This is one of the first ones that I bought too so I have several creations over the years with him. Just a few enamel dots for accents. Easy Peasy! Have a great day!

Friday, August 4, 2017

DTGD with Butterflies

Happy Friday! If you missed it and I hope you did not, the new release from Power Poppy came out and we had a fabulous time showing you sneak peeks last week. The Abundance collection is simply marvelous and all the sets are must have for your collections.  :-)   


These tiny butterflies are from Pure Prairie Spirit and perfect for the Dare To Get Dirty challenges this week at Splitcoaststampers. I created this with  Joanne aka Sleepyinseattle's challenge in mind. Two of the butterflies are actually popped up on dimensionals so the wings extend from the panel. Just added some sparkles to the wings and some jewels for a little touch. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 
Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
  Kathy Jones
  Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker

The new Power and Spark challenge is posted with our lovely host Tosha! Be sure to check out the blog for details. 


Thursday, August 3, 2017

DTGD 6-Teen

Good morning. I have another creation for the Dare To Get Dirty challenges this year. These challenges are always so much fun and I missed out last year. This is for Margscardcrazyb challenge. A friend of ours daughter is turning 16 and I thought this would look super cute for her. I used the ODBD Large Number dies for the 6 and sponged around it before I removed the die. Then used these retired letters for the Teen part. I think its too cute. 


The designer paper is from ODBD Blushing Rose paper pack that I trimmed to make on a larger base for the card. Punched and layered several flowers and added sparkles to the edges. Some scattered jewels and voila! 


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DTGD with Hollyberries

This months August Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge is posted and I am also incorporating it with the Dare To Get Dirty challenges. This is for Cheryl aka Cherylquilts challenge. The August Christmas challenge is all about decorations. We all have decorations from garland, ornaments, lights, table settings, tins, boxes bags etc. the list goes on. So pull out the decorations and play on paper.  Have fun with it.


I just enjoy these Hollyberries when you can resize them as the digi. I went with them on the long side like they are hanging down. The name of this fold is the tent fold if I remember but I am not 100 percent sure. Either way it fits in the standard envelope but the base is smaller which adds an interesting element to the shape. Wrapped some twine around the designer paper and added some sparkle and enamel dots. Voila! Hope you have a wonderful day. 


Monday, July 31, 2017

DTGD with Grapes

Happy Monday! The Dare To Get Dirty challenges started up this weekend over on Splitcoaststampers. I was unable to play along last year but this year I intend to play in a few of them. This one is for Lori aka Lmcaree challenge. Grapes would be what I would hope you would find, not the mouse. ha ha  You have to see the challenge to know what I am talking about, so head on over and play along. 


Every year I have played in the challenges I always use one of my House Mouse stamps, its a tradition at this point. Besides... they are so adorable how can you not. Anyways, this is a long and tall card for this guy. I added a little bit of texture to the base and a scallop edge to the image panel. A few sequins and some sparkle to finish it off. Voila! 


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Abundance Release Day at Power Poppy


Welcome to Power Poppy's Abundance Collection release day!! We have one last set to share with you today Under Glass and WOW! This set is totally ADORABLE! Wait until you see the whole set.


I totally had fun playing with this for a birthday card. I have lots of sparkle on this and it doesn't show well in the photo, sorry about that. It has a very easy breezy feel to it. I beginning to think this chicken wire textured background is my new favorite. hee hee  Grabbed some designer paper that was my color inspiration. Then tied in the hearts on the typewriter paper to the banner and voila!

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

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

Now before you go we have a few reminders for you.
We have a little sale for you to check out on the Power Poppy Blog!
Our July Power and Spark "On the Case" challenge has a few days left. This is your chance to win $50 in Power Poppy bucks.
This weeks Hues to Use challenge is posted which is your chance to be a guest designer with us.
Marcy has information posted on the blog to be sure to check it all out.
Thanks for stopping in and see you tomorrow with another new sneak peek.



Saturday, July 29, 2017

Abundance Collection Day Four


Welcome to Power Poppy's Abundance Collection sneak peeks! We are excited to share with you today Dahlia XL. Squeel!!! Another of Marcy's large blossoms to work with and it is just as fabulous as the Tiger Lily XL. Created a fun gift bag for today. It is rather large so I took a picture out back.  This was a plain kraft gift bag and I altered it up a little bit. Some designer paper and card stock for the base. Pierced along the top and bottom of the cardstock base. Part of my sentiment stamped directly to the bag and the other to a tag.


Here is a close up as I have layered the Dahlia into three layers. and cut between the layers to add the leaves. The orange like color is actual Twinkling H20 added to the petals. Yep have those sitting around for ages and thought I would use them as well. However it has been a long time since I used those and well.... I put it on too thick I think but it looks nice in real life. A different kind of shimmer than the one from yesterday's Pearl-Ex pigments. Just trying to use up more of the stuff I collect over the years.  :-)  This flower layered is just awesome, so many possibilites.



Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

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

Now before you go we have a few reminders for you.
Our July Power and Spark "On the Case" challenge has a few days left. This is your chance to win $50 in Power Poppy bucks.
 This weeks Hues to Use challenge is posted which is your chance to be a guest designer with us.
Marcy has information posted on the blog to be sure to check it all out.
Thanks for stopping in and see you tomorrow with another new sneak peek.