Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sense and Sensibility Day 1

I am super excited to share this months new release for April called Sense and Sensibility! We have some fantastic new sets to share with you. Marcy has some inspiration behind this new set over on the Power Poppy Blog for you check out after you are done hopping today. So grab some coffee, tea or soda and sit down for a few minutes this morning.  ;-)


My creation today is vivid and bright, just the way I like it! This gingham back drop was perfect for my Lilac Time image today. The lemons add such an appeal to the vase full of Lilac's don't you think? This image is stamped on white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. A scored border around the edge before I layered some rich eggplant colored card stock underneath and for the base layer.  


Wrapped some scalloped white ribbon with seam binding ribbon bow around the bottom. Added my sentiment and a few purple pearls and voila! Don't forget that the Birthday Bash celebration is still going on and you have time to join in and win. Check out this post HERE for all the details. 


Friday, March 27, 2015

Birthday Bash!



Power Poppy's 1 year Birthday Bash is under way! Head on over to the Power Poppy Blog for all the FUN, Details and Prize info!!!

Don't forget to stop back by here on Sunday for a sneak peek at the BRAND NEW sets for April! Oh yea.... you are gonna be drooling and gasping at the new line of stamps!  Have fun and see you back here Sunday!!! 



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Surprise!!! Happy 1st Birthday


Surprise!!! Did you hear? Power Poppy is 1 year old today! My goodness.... this year went by FAST! There is a whole bunch of fun over on the Power Poppy Blog in celebration for our 1 year birthday. In fact, if you click HERE you can find out how you can win $100 gift certificate to the Power Poppy Store. YES I said $100 smackers! Not to mention all the other FUN we have going on over there. So make sure to take a peek on over at the PP Blog!


Before I share with you the details on my birthday card, I wanted to say a little something to the incredible Marcy aka Marcy Poppins. Wow... I say this every time I open your package of stamps I just ordered and think... it can't get any better than this. Seriously, Marcy you have the artistic talent to bring flowers to a whole new level and it amazes me each set. The attention to each petals detail are awesome and the sweet little creatures you add as of late make me smile. Truly your gift to draw is effecting everyone and energizing for all. Your HUGE heart and encouraging words not only for us but your readers is wonderful and not something everyone does. I know I appreciate all you do!  I LOVE that you are so willing to share your inspiration behind your art work and what inspires your designs. It is truly an honor to work for you girlie. Enjoy and congrats on your 1st birthday surprise!  Big hugs!
Onto my card....


I felt the need to go with one of the very first stamp sets that PP released in their debut, Azaleas. This flower stole my heart from the get go. I have stamped them on white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. I then cut around the edges leaving a little bit of white space and mounted up on dimensionals. A spellbinders decorative edge with a birthday sentiment from Dynamic Duos Peonies and Tulips stamp set. Added a few sequins and voila! Happy Birthday Hopping and FUN!




Saturday, March 21, 2015

Reality is bitter sweet sometimes



Good morning! Thought I would share a picture for you of what my life is right now. My husband and I have woke up to a reality as of late. The above photo is from a Calvin n Hobbes comic strip that is one of my (and husbands) all time favorites. Calvin the little boy is super active, fun and creative. His antics always made me laugh. I told my husband if we have boys like that oh we are in a world of hurt. One day we thought oh my goodness... this is our twins. HA!!!  This picture reminds me of how sweet they are still at heart and I just smile. Miss these days...



And then we woke up to this one day. ha ha!! This is my other favorite comic called Zits. His name is Jeremy and a teenage boy through and through. The more we look at our twins the more we see them in these comics. Aaaahhhh.. the time sure does fly it seems. 

The boys would read the Calvin and Hobbes comic books we have and giggle and play out some of the things they read. Now they read the Zits and laugh at those and agree with some of them. Especially with the computer related ones. Although its mostly outdated computer lingo as hubby says but funny the same. When I am dropping them off at school and watch them walk in I just see how grown godly men they are becoming and I just smile..... and maybe sniffle a little. It is a natural part of life growing up I just didn't think it was coming so fast.  ;-)  Anyways, just wanted to share a little smile with you and let you know where I am spending my time more lately. With these two young men before the are gone and don't want to spend time with the old folks. hee hee  Hope you have a wonderful day. Go hug your kids!  :-)  




Friday, March 20, 2015

Dancing with Daffodils

Happy Friday! Did you see Power Poppies newest Instant Garden release? I showed a little bit earlier this week and the Instant Gardners did their magic on the 15th. Check it out HERE! The new digi is found at the Power Poppy Store HERE. Welcome in our new Dancing with Daffodils!! Woot woot!!!


My creation was inspired  by a photo I found on Pinterest as I was looking up Daffodils. See below photo.  We also have a board on Pinterest full of some beautiful creations already by the Instant Gardners for you to check out. They are commonly seen in yellow's but they do have some pretty cool variations of them which is awesome. I went with a clean and crisp feel for my card today. 


My image is printed on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. Scored a border around the edge and added dimensionals to the back.


Here is the photo that I found on Pinterest of these unique Daffodils. Isn't it cool? I really liked the non traditional colors at least they were new to me. A simple delicate edge along the bottom and a few sequins to tie my sentiment in and voila! Our Go For The Gold Challenge is still collecting your beautiful creations. If you haven't played yet you still have time. 




Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Welcome


Happy Wednesday! Today is a quick baby card for a friend of mine who just found out she is having another boy. Yea!!! She is super excited as she has two boys already. However one of the boys wanted a sister, where the other wanted another brother. It was a 50/50 chance she told him. ha ha!!!  This was a pretty easy card using my Overalls Tutorial for the shape. This baby paper I have had forever sitting in the bin figured now was a great time to use it. Added some faux stitching to the pocket and some buttons for the overalls. Voila! Have an awesome day! 


Monday, March 16, 2015

Daffodil gift box set

Good morning! Did you see?? The new Digi release from Power Poppy is HERE!!!!  Woot woot!! This new gorgeous flower is called Dancing with Daffodils! You knew I was going to make a few cards with this set already and I needed a gift box to hold them all. So here is my Square box tutorial if you want to create your own. I love square cards, usually 5 x 5 in size. So this box was perfect to display them as a gift. 


My base is out of kraft card stock with some springy like papers and faux stitching around the edges. Wrapped some lace and ribbon around then adhered to the box lid. Tied my ribbon into a bow and tied off with a button and twine combo. The Dancing with Daffodils is printed on white card stock and then die cut with Spellbinders classic circles. Colored with copics and layered on a kraft circle. A few pearls to finish it off. Voila! Hope you check out my Square box tutorial. Have a wonderful day!