Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Be Merry and fill er' up!

Today is release day for Power Poppy's October Happiest Holidays Collection. We have been sharing sneak peeks the last 4 days in case you missed it. For those of you who have been hopping along, hopefully you have been getting into the spirit as we have. All the stamp sets you have seen are available now at the Power Poppy Store

October 1st means not only release day for Power Poppy, but the new Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge is posted. October is all about Fill er' up! What do you fill at Christmas? Tins with cookies, stockings with goodies, cups of cocoa, trees with ornaments. The options are wide open on this months.. so filler up. Enjoy and have fun with it. 
 I choose a stocking to fill up today using the new set Poinsettia. I stamped the stocking on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. Then die cut a maroon scallop oval to layer the stocking panel on that is placed over some gingham paper. Was trying to go with a country feel to this card with the gingham and the ivory lace trim down the side. Added a ribbon and button twine combo over the lace trim. A few pearls along the sides and  stickles on the stocking, voila! 

The Bloom Brigade is cheerful and in the spirit today, check it out: 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happiest Holidays day 4

Last day of our sneak peeks at Power Poppy! Have you enjoyed all our of Happiest Holiday Collections sneaks? Remember they are all available on October 1st, that is TOMORROW!!! Woot woot! The beautiful stamp set today is called Poinsettia. You HAVE to see the inspiration behind this for our beloved Marcy over on the Power Poppy Blog

My card today has Poinsettia stamped on white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. I then die cut with a Spellbinders die and added my sentiment to some vellum that I placed directly over the center of the image. Added some of these Candi dots that I have had forever to the corners. Used the base with the same die, but before I added the image panel I used the same Copics that I colored with for a fun dotted border edge around the base. Added the panel and voila!  Cheerful and fun I think with a hint of beauty from the image! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations and don't forget to stop in tomorrow for the last of the sneak peeks and our release blog hop! 

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker  

Monday, September 29, 2014

Happiest Holidays Collection Day 3

Today you are going to want to eat the screen as you hop along in Power Poppies Happiest Holidays Collection sneak peeks. You can only imagine the inspiration Marcy had behind this new set called Frosted Gingerbread. Check out the Power Poppy Blog for all the details!  

As usual holidays are always when you need those quick, easy and non expensive gifts for certain people. Staff at the school, youth group kids, co-workers something with a little more than the store bought tag on the side, you know. I found these darling little white bags 5 for $1 at Michaels that are perfect for the snack size candy bars. Perfect for the youth kids! 
Stamped the long image from Frosted Gingerbread onto white card stock and colored with Copics. Cut the length to fit the bag and layered some fancy edges before I adhered it to red card stock. Attached to the front of the bag and some pearls along the sides. This has a bunch of glitter on the cookies and candies too, hard to see in the photo. Wrapped some red and white ribbon that I have had for ages around the handle. Stamped my sentiment and die cut with Spellbinders Decorative Labels twenty two die and cut around with some red card stock to tie it off. Voila!  Easy peasy and the kids will love it. 

Now its time to eat your way on over in the hop to the Bloom Brigades:

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Happiest Holidays Collection Day 2

The Christmas shelves are starting to come out at the local stores in our area, how about yours? Power Poppy is getting ready as wel, with day 2 of our Happiest Holidays Collection. Remember that this release will be available October 1st. We have two more days of sneaks to show you!  ;-) Today we will be showing you our new Joyful Arrangements stamp set. Over on the Power Poppy Blog, Marcy has some wonderful inspiration behind this new set. I hope you take the time to stop by and see what makes this lady inspired!

My creation today is also our Featured Stamper 399 challenge casing Jacquie aka Jacquie J. I choose this Country Felt Wreath creation to case. I kept with the word Joy, Gingham paper, over all layout and twine. Changed the stamp, colors and added a poinesettia instead of the buttons. I stamped my Joy to the world sentiment from Joyful Arrangements onto white card stock and die cut with Spellbinders Decorative Labels Twenty Two die. Layered the panel over some red gingham paper. Wrapped red and white twine around the bottom and added some pearls with a poinsettia die for the corner. I like the CAS style of this card, how about you? As I usually say, Voila! 

Be sure to check out the creations from the Bloom Brigade today: 

See you back here tomorrow for another new sneak peek. Hope you are hungry.  hee hee !! Have a wonderful day. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Happiest Holidays Collection Day 1

Yippee!!! The time has arrived! Are you ready for Power Poppy's Holiday sets?  Marcy is calling them our Happiest Holidays Collection, I am so excited! Just wait until you see all the creations and you will be just as excited as we are! Marcy has some fabulous inspiration behind these sets over on the Power Poppy Blog, so check it out! Today we are showcasing Bottlebrush Holiday!

This is a fairly straight forward long and low card. However the catch is I have a flap inside to hold a gift card or money! I stamped the Ho stamp three times across white card stock. Colored with Copic markers and added a scored border around the edge. Layered onto some real red card stock and added dimensionals to the back. Scored around the border of the base card stock as well and for fun a Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders to the bottom with a few red jewels (yes they are red, silly photographer) and added the stamped panel. There is a little bit of sparkle on the sprigs at the top of each wreath for fun. Voila!  

Be sure to check out the creations from the Bloom Brigade today: 

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth 
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker

***See you back here tomorrow for more of our Happiest Holidays Collection!*** 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sweet Aaliyah

One of the girls fell in love with the hand named cards that I created using (Retired) Letters in Blossom. She had me create some baby name cards so that the mom can frame the card afterwards for the babies room. They were such a hit that now that is all she wants for baby cards.  :-)  I also created a name hanger with the same concept you can see HERE if you want to create your own.

So this is one for a baby girl named Aaliyah. Her room is in hot pink, black, white and the damask look. My letters are colored with various Copic markers and layered onto hot pink then black card stock. My pearls are a pinkish sorta ivory color that went great with my flowers and the soft colors of the pink hues. Added a few pearls to the rosets on the letters and some sparkle. Voila!  Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Good Tidings are coming from Power Poppy

Don't miss the fun! Join us as sneak peeks start Sept. 27th for Power Poppy's October Release.! Enjoy your evening!