Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Abundance Collection Day one

Welcome to Power Poppy's Abundance Collection sneak peeks! We are excited to share with you today Vibrant Thanks stamp set. This set is AWESOME! The different flowers in the set and sentiments is going to be used quite frequently at my house. I made myself use the bee balm for my first card by process of rock, paper, scissors game. ha ha Truly wanted to use them all but this won out. A rather soft and delicate feeling thank you using three different sentiments in the set.

I have not used my vellum in awhile and thought it added such a softness to the flower with the background stamp as well. Added a few sequins and some sparkle to the blooms. 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.
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 .
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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New Power Poppy Instant Garden

Good morning! We are kicking off our new release sneak peeks tomorrow, with the newest Instant Garden release called Monarchs and Milkweed. I do not have a creation with this yet, but the Power Poppy Blog has a list of the designers who do. So be sure to check it out and check back in as sneak peeks start Wednesday. Woot Woot!! Have a wonderful day. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Be strong, Be you

Happy Friday! We have a big project we are doing in the backyard so this is going to be quick today. I will say having two teenage boys that are strong and needing gas money sure does make life easier with these home projects. hee hee  
My card today started out with the colors of the Hues to Use this week until my pink shading turned much too light. Yet it is still a great card I think, don't you? This is using Hellebores digi printed rather large because I like that.  :-) A simple design with the stitched rectangles and some pearls to finish it off. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
  Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
Katie Sims

Power Poppy has lot going on including.... Sneak Peeks starting on Wednesday 26th for our Abundance Collection. ACK!!! So exciting!!!

In the meantime you have a chance to win some Power Poppy Bucks with our July On the Case Challenge. How about being a Guest Designer with our Hues to Use challenge? Marcy has another Good Vibe 5 post for you today on the Power Poppy Blog so be sure to stop by and say hi. Have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Raspberries anyone?

I will admit I wouldn't want this particular berry basket if I had to choose since these guys touched them. But a fresh basket yes please. hee hee  :-)  Since I had pulled out my patriotic ones for the July calendar page I came across this one and set it on the desk to use. Oh they just make me so happy. 

Since this is such a large image its hard to create a lot of embellishments but the picket fence at the bottom worked well. I added a butterfly to the top berry and my sentiment to the corner. They do have some sparkles on the berries for fun. Voila! 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer birthday

Dusted off another of the Anya sets I have had for years. She is just adorable with her sunglasses. hee hee  Very simple design using some designer paper from the scrap bin. Yellow and pink seem to be the colors that went well with her summer outfit. 

I added a heart die cut border at the bottom. My butterflies are colored and then cut out so that I could spread their wings. They have some sparkle added as well. Finished it off with a few brads and my birthday sentiment. Voila! 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Peace and Joy for July

It is Friday and time for the Bloom Brigade to show off a few creations along with the Good Vibe 5 post on the Power Poppy Blog. A few reminders in case you were busy all week. Our Hues to Use is posted again (Every Tuesday) and the colors are dear to my heart.  :-)  Remember if you play along you might be our next guest designer! The July Power and Spark challenge is posted up called On The Case. For playing along you have a chance at winning $50 in bloom bucks at the Power Poppy Store. Check out both challenges and play along. 

My card today is casing Miss Julie's darling Christmas card found HERE.
I kept the basic layout over all and the image. I changed the colors, added a layer, changed the designer paper, added sequins and moved the sentiment. 

Simply Joys is one of my favorite sets we did last year for Christmas. The balls have some sequins added to them and the can has some suduko gel pen added which is hard to see in the photo. And I added faux stitching around the edge to match the stitching on the die. I do like how this turned out and it will be an easy mailer too. This also fits the Dirty Dozen July Christmas challenge. Another card done for the year, yeah!! Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations:

  Christine Okken
Katie Sims
 Tosha Leyendekker

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Philippians 4:13

Good morning. The new Hues to Use colors are posted and I was not gonna miss this week's colors.  :-)  Who wouldn't love to play with shades of blue!?!?!  My favorite color. Aaawww... Just makes me smile thinking about the color. Don't forget if you play along in our Hues to Use each week you could be our next guest designer. That's right! So grab those colors and let's see what you create.

My creation today is also for our On the Case  July challenge brought to us by Ally. You are to "case" one of our Bloom Brigades creations. Don't forget their is $50 in Power Poppy Bucks if you WIN the monthly drawing.  Doesn't get any better than that! 
For my card I choose Miss Katie's fall creation to case. You can find her original card and post HERE. I kept the over all layout and stamp set. I changed the colors to the Hues to Use colors, added hardward to the top left, moved the buttons and changed the sentiment. Also my stitching is fake unlike the real deal on Katie's card. I tried to match the design of the designer paper as well. 

I really like the suduko gel pens as they had a different type of sparkle to the cards. However in photo's it always looks like dirt on the card. So I took the below picture at an angle to catch some of the pen. It looks beautiful in real life. I traced over all the wheat in the different shades of the blue. Same ink used for both shades just kept stamping until the ink wasn't showing. I think its called huffing or something I can't remember? I of course started playing with more shades of blue so be on the look out later for another blues card. hee hee

I hope you play along in the Hues to Use or the On The Case July monthly challenge. Have a wonderful day! 

Monday, July 10, 2017

90th Birthday for Grandma

Good morning! A big celebration this weekend with grandma's 90th birthday. What do you get someone who has everything? We ended up with getting flowers and so did everyone else. ha ha  The house smelled like a flower field she had so many flowers. Scattered all around her house it looks beautiful. 

I knew the paper I was going to use right away as she loves roses and pink, so I grabbed ODBD Blushing Rose.  These Large Numbers die were coming next as I wanted them specifically for aged birthdays, like the boys I did this year. Used the Vintage Labels die as the base for the numbers and added some flourished die cuts under neath. 
Used some flowers I have had in my stash from a long time ago to the edges. My base layers have faux stitching around the edges and some sparkle and sequins to finish it off. You can see the glue is still wet on the sequins as I had to take the photo and head over to the party. Yep... nothing like waiting until the last minute. Sheesshh... Story of my weekend I tell you.  :-)  Anyways.... I have time this week to stamp which is great. Suppose to be another hot week like this weekend was. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hollyhock Notecard

Good  morning and happy Friday! Okay, I know what you are thinking. This card is not straight, what is she thinking? Well its not  straight and I know this much.... if Ranger wasn't such a sweet and loving dog I would be upset with him. However since he is I will not be upset and just make sure that he has had "play time" before I get in the stamp room. Otherwise I will end up with more cards like this. ha ha! Anyways...

Time is short with the boys finishing up their summer basketball league games. They go to basketball camp next week so I am running around trying to get everything they need ready. Only had time for easy peasy card using Old Time Hollyhocks. A designer paper layer under the image panel with ribbon and silver cord wrapped around. Stitched rectangles from Lil Inkers for the die cuts and some enamel dots and sparkles to finish it off Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 
  Cindy Lawrence
Kathy Jones
Tosha Leyendekker

~~~Power Poppy News~~~

  • Power and Spark Challenge for July called Copy a Bloomie! That's right case one of us Bloom Brigades creations and let's see your spin on it. Be sure to link your creations back on the PP Blog
  • The Hues to Use challenge is posted with our patriotic spirit of Red, White and Blue. Hope you can play along and be sure to link your creations back to the post HERE
  • Vacation sale! Who doesn't love a vacation and a good deal at the same time? See the code below. 
USE CODE VACATIONDIGIS to get 20% OFF all Digital Stamps July 6-14, 2017. All clear stamp orders will ship on or after July 17.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A kiss for my prince

Good morning. This is the last digi in the set I bought from Sassy Cheryl's a few weeks back. I am very proud of myself for using all in the collection that I bought as I tend to not use everything I buy these days. My goal this year was to start using all I buy and go back to older sets to use more often. So far so good... keeping my fingers crossed. Anyways... this is Avery finds her prince

After I colored the image a simple piercing around the edge for a border. Some designer paper for the layers and faux stitching to match the pierced border. Added a white fence die cut and some flowers to match. Some sequins and voila! So easy and just darn right cuteness I think. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Monday, July 3, 2017

July Calendar page

Now you had to know that this months calendar was going to be using these guys. This is now called Star Spangled Mice at Stampendous but I bought it originally called Patriotic Wrap from House Mouse. One of my favorite House Mouse stamps to date. hee hee  

These calendar pages are super easy as you don't have to add a bunch of fluff. I added a little bit of sparkle to the stars and the flag and voila! Have a wonderful Fourth of July if I miss seeing you before then. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

2017 Presents

The July Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge is posted and its all about presents. It is better to give than receive and I agree. Lots of options this month. I started with a card and a few presents. 

I created a garland like look using Merry Littles. Popped up two bows using dimensionals. You can't see the suduko gel pen that I added to the pinecones and the needles but it looks really cool in person. A hint of sparkle on the bows and voila! 
Hope you can play along this month! 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Luminous for you

Good morning and Happy Friday! We have a few things going on at Power Poppy in case you have been away on vacations or just plain missed the postings. Here is the rundown and links to the detailed blog posts:
  • Power and Spark June Bug Challenge ending soon! Your chance to win $50 in Power Poppy dollars. 
  • Want to be a guest designer for the Hues to Use challenge? Check it out and play along for a chance to be our guest.
  • Meet our new mascot... Tibbs the PowerPuppy. You can read about the new addition HERE from Marcy. 

Yep we have a few things going on. You can always sign up for Marcy's Newsletters to make sure you don't miss all the exciting things to come. Oh did I mention a new release is coming in July? ACK!!! I know you will be just as excited as we are. Marcy's new releases are sure to energize and inspire you to color and create. Now on to my card.... 

Finally was able to sit down and color the new Luminous Bouquet digi that came out recently. Oh what a fun image to color. This is printed on the larger side for a 5x5 size card. Very simple design with some textured dots for the base and piercing along the bottom. Added some designer paper to bring out the cloves and leaves and a strip of orange for the blooms. My sentiment in the corner and voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
  Katie Sims

Don't forget the weekend stamp steal going on for a brief time. Everything's Rosy, Rose Chamomile and Everything's Even Rosier. There are too many to show of my favorites with these so I will just share one with you. :-)

I love how soft this feels. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your day. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Old time Hollyhocks

Happy Wednesday! The new Hues to Use colors are posted up on the Power Poppy blog so I dug out the Copics and started to color. 

I think the yellow stood out to me more than anything which is very strange. This is Old Time Hollyhocks that I colored today. Added a pierced border around the flower panel and the base panel. Die cut some scrap paper that matched the yellow using a Spellbinders die and added some sequins. Voila! Easy peasy! 

We announced last week that YOU could not only play with these colors and have fun, BUT it is your chance to be our guest designer next month. That's right all the details are on the PP Blog Hues to Use challenge found HERE. For simply coloring and having fun you have a chance at being our guest designer. So go check it out! Hope you have a wonderful day! 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Weekend Special at Power Poppy

Good morning! Power Poppy is having a weekend special and stamp deal! I figured I would share a few of my favorites with these to inspire you.  :-)

SPECIAL   In Praise of Sunflowers Clear Stamp Set   $12.99
SPECIAL   Sunflower Power Digital Stamp Set   $3.49

Love love love this sunflower set and the digi has so many options. Either are a must have. If you like the petal dimension I have a tutorial for you HERE. Just think if you get the set you can create your own! Genius! hee hee 

Countryside Bouquet Deluxe and Digital. Here is a favorite I created with the Deluxe. 

Picking a car full of football players today from camp. Can't wait to hear how it was all week and the fun they had. Enjoy your Saturday and hope you get to stamp today! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pink Pansies anyone?

~~Happy Friday~~
Lot's going on at Power Poppy. Did you see the new Hues to Use challenge and the excitement? You didn't? Well be sure to check out this post HERE and see if you will be the next Guest Designer. GASP! That's right, check out the Hues to Use, play along and see if its YOU! Not to mention we still have our June Bug challenge going on and your chance to win some Power Poppy bucks! Now for my card....

These Pansies were sitting on the desk from a few weeks back and looked perfect to color for today. Their are some really pretty pink versions of this flower in real life down the road from my MIL house so I went with pink today. Found some pink designer paper in my scrap bin to match and layered it onto the base of the card. The pansies panel has some piercing down the edge that I matched to the edge on the base and the sentiment tag. A few scattered brads and some sparkle. Voila! 

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Want to be a guest designer for Power Poppy?

Happy Wednesday! I got your attention with that post title didn't I? hee hee  Power Poppy posted up the new Hues to Use color inspiration, along with a little bit of a surprise? We are looking for a guest designer for our Hues to Use color inspiration and it could be YOU! Check out the Power Poppy Blog for all the details on how you can be a guest designer!!!! Excited to see if it is YOU! 

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Move the Soul was the first thing that came to mind with these colors. Some diamond textured embossing for the top panel and some designer paper above the sentiment. Die cut the bike and layered onto a scallop circle. A few pearls to finish it off.

It is hard to see but at the bottom of the card is piercing along the edge. It really does look cool in person. Voila! Can't wait to see what you create with the Hues to Use! Check it out and hope you are inspired to play with some colors this week. Have a wonderful day.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Stripes and Polka dots

A fun birthday card today using Avery is Thankful. There is three digi's in this purchase that are just adorable. One more to go and I will have used them all, yea! The papers I used are older and I don't have the packaging for them anymore as they were in the bin. They seemed like fresh colors to go with her so I just went with it. 

After she was colored I layered some pink paper for the base. Then added some chunky sparkles to the cupcake wrapper. The jury is still out on this chunky sparkles that I bought... Hhhmmm... Not sure I like the chunk so much. ha ha! Anyways, added a button with some twine wrapped into a bow along with a banner like panel. Voila! Hope you have a wonderful day. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

St. Louis Garden Party

Good morning! I am excited to finally sit down and put some pictures of our St. Louis Garden party up for you to see. Some of the other Bloomies posted pictures as well, check out their blogs to see different pictures and hear their thoughts on our little party. I will state now that I am not a good photographer, I take pictures like I dress which is plain and simple. ha ha!! We did so many things in a short amount of time that I crashed when I got home. The first night we all were welcomed into Marcy's home for dinner and chatting. 

 Marcy's darling daughters created this little banner to welcome us. Isn't it just the cutest banner? The girls are adorable to boot, so glad we got to meet the family. 

Here is a small glimpse into her little backyard oasis she has going on. In every directions is blooms, trees and flowers budding all over the place. She has a few little chairs outside for you to sit and just enjoy. I will say I saw my first ever Lightning bug back here. So very COOL! 

Here is where the shipping and personal wrapping your orders takes place. No Christine is not helping but I thought it was cute she was in this picture.  :-)  If you can zoom in you can see all the tape and ribbon Marcy uses to wrap each order. Isn't she just the sweetest?!?!

Speaking of the sweetest here she is... Now she will probably kill me for putting this picture up but I think she just looks adorable here. She made all of us a yummy dinner and let us into her life, being in her home. It was truly a wonderful and memorable time. Little miss Tinkerbell as I am now calling her.  :-) 

A fun surprise was the chance to meet Mary Englebreit and visit her studio. GASP!!! Oh my word what an awesome experience that was and to just visit with Mary. A joy to say the least! 

And here we all are with Mary. I am back on the right so we could all fit in the picture. Can you see we are all just a little bit awe struck being there. ACK!!!! Pinch me!

Marcy's son Finn took this picture of us all at her mom and dad's house. What a treasured time that was for us to see where Marcy's talent comes from. I would dare say another garden oasis we were able to share in and tour. Her dad Steve was so gracious and sweet to walk us around the entire house talking about the plants and flowers. What they had done over the years. You can truly see he loved Susan and enjoyed being outside in the dirt and plants with her. A memory for the heart this man. 

We went to a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game and I took this selfie (not good at those either) of the two new bloomies I finally got to meet. The sweet Miss Katie Sims from Georgia and Ally Copeland all the way from Canada.... Oh my, girls it was such fun to meet you in person and get to know you both better! I can't wait until next time. 

We visited the botanical garden and saw lots of beautiful color and flowers. My favorites of course are the Lily's. These pink and white ones were amazing! 

Check out St. Louis newest gang members.... Julie and Cindy sure had fun at the game. There was so many pictures I took but this one sure makes me giggle! 

Another one from the game of me and Christine. Oh I just heart this girl! She traveled all the way from Canada for this trip also!

More flowers at another nursery we went to. I mean come on.... we are bloomies what else are we going to surround ourselves with but fresh blooms.  :-)  This place was rather beautiful as well. 

I will leave you with this last picture of Tosha, Katie and myself with our hearts. I sent this picture to our sweet friends Pat and Cheryl letting them know how much we love them.  We didn't plan to match our clothes for the day, it just worked out that way. How cute is that! This trip just affirmed once again that this bunch of ladies are truly treasured gifts and I am so thankful to call them my friends! Thanks for sharing in some of the fun we had. Hope you all have a wonderful day!