Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Blue Bird happiness

Who likes snowmen? ME!!! My snowmen are just so darn cute! This is another card for the Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge for September. If you want to play along check it out HERE.


I bought this from Sassy Cheryl's and I think it was part of some she retired as I an unable to find it now on her site. He is colored with various Copic markers. I pierced around the edge of his panel and the base. Textured a piece of paper behind the image panel. A few pearls and some sparkles. Voila! cute cute!!! Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Thankful today and everyday

Good morning. If you missed the reveal of the new Power Poppy release digital and clear stamp sets, head on over to the PP blog and check it out! You will be feasting on some gorgeous new designs from Marcy. Today I am going to share another creation using the Fortunes of Fall stamp set just released. 


The color scheme for this was the paper and ribbon on my desk from another creation that failed. However I really liked the colors so I went with it on this design. This turned out rather fresh and pretty I think. Marcy had taken a grouping of various containers and flowers and posted on IG that I thought would make a great stamp, and look she did just that! Thanks Marce. 
The flowers and colored with various Copic markers and then a simple score border around the edge of the panel. Wrapped half the lavendar layer with designer paper and textured the top portion of the panel. Wrapped some ribbon around the seam and added sequins and sparkles. A different sort of tag combo for the sentiments that looked fun and tied it off with a twine and button combo. Voila! 
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day! 


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Keeping it coming at Power Poppy

Good morning. Yes I know that the release is over and you are all excited just as we are. However, I did not show this gorgeous new digi from the Instant Garden release yesterday so I am sharing it today. Woot woot  Let's welcome in Bountiful Bouquet which is available now with all the new clear stamp sets. 


One of the cool things about this is the variety of color choices if you google the flowers. I went with a fall color pick for my card today. 


Yes this is printed large and I LIKE it!  :-)  Rounded the corners of the base layers and of the image panel on the right just for the heck of it. Colored the image with a variety of Copics. Some scrap designer paper down the edge that match the fall colors. I do have Suduko gel pen over the lines on the can the flowers are in to match the silver shine on the bow center but you can't tell in the photo. The twine is from Marcy's sweetly wrapped packages she sends us again. Hey use what you got right. I REALLY like how this turned out. Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping if you were waiting a day. hee hee  

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Power Poppy's Natural Wonders Release Day


Welcome to Power Poppy's Natural Wonders release. We sure are excited to share with you Marcy's newest art work. Before I get to my creation be sure to check out a few things.
  • Marcy has inspiration and info about the newest design over on the Power Poppy Blog. Be sure to check it out. 
  • Have you played in our new Creative Confetti inspirations on Tuesday's? You NEED to check it out each week and play along. You have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to PP just for creating and linking for a chance to win. How fun!
  • Another change at winning Power Poppy bucks you say? Why yes... Check out this months Power and Spark challenge Hitting the books brought to you by miss Katie. This challenge has a chance to win $50 gift card to PP. Now why wouldn't you play along?  :-)


Today we have Cabbage and Kale for you. I did google to find a good color source for my card today and look what I found. What a variety of colors and so pretty. 


The main cabbage you see was my inspiration today. I think I needed to do the leaves a little darker green but its done now. Tried a new way of adding dimension that I saw over on SCS years ago was to cut around some of the edges on your image and pop them up with out using dimensionals. Using a very sharp razor I did just that for a few of the leaves and I think it turned out okay. Might need to practice more. 


Wrapped some of the twine Marcy so loving wraps our stamps with for my image layer. A few pearl accents and then sparkle to finish it off. 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



Friday, September 14, 2018

Power Poppy's Natural Wonders Release week, Day three


Welcome to Power Poppy's Natural Wonders release. We sure are excited to share with you Marcy's newest art work. Before I get to my creation be sure to check out a few things.
  • Marcy has inspiration and info about the newest design over on the Power Poppy Blog. Be sure to check it out. 
  • Have you played in our new Creative Confetti inspirations on Tuesday's? You NEED to check it out each week and play along. You have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to PP just for creating and linking for a chance to win. How fun!
  • Another change at winning Power Poppy bucks you say? Why yes... Check out this months Power and Spark challenge Hitting the books brought to you by miss Katie. This challenge has a chance to win $50 gift card to PP. Now why wouldn't you play along?  :-)

My creation today using Fortunes of Fall is something I have wanted to do for awhile. Several people have done versions of these pumpkins using toilet paper rolls and I have adored them. So I created my own version today. It is super easy and I think turned out darling. 


I actually found this burlap ribbon at the dollar store a few weeks back. I wrapped it around the roll a few times and made sure that it over lapped. Then rolled some chocolate paper for the stem and some swirly sprigs I guess you call them in green and orange. Now leaves are probably not on pumpkins normally but I liked the addition to this, they are from the Chrysanthemum XL stamp set. My tag uses the pumpkin stamp from the set that is on a tag. Colored with various Copics and then a button or two with the sentiment tag. Voila! A few of these will make great little gifts for friends. They are going to love them. 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Power Poppy's Natural Wonders release week, Day two


Welcome to Power Poppy's Natural Wonders release. We sure are excited to share with you Marcy's newest art work. Before I get to my creation be sure to check out a few things.
  • Marcy has inspiration and info about the newest design over on the Power Poppy Blog. Be sure to check it out. 
  • Have you played in our new Creative Confetti inspirations on Tuesday's? You NEED to check it out each week and play along. You have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to PP just for creating and linking for a chance to win. How fun!
  • Another change at winning Power Poppy bucks you say? Why yes... Check out this months Power and Spark challenge Hitting the books brought to you by miss Katie. This challenge has a chance to win $50 gift card to PP. Now why wouldn't you play along?  :-)

Now for my creation using O Hoppy Day! Oh this is a fun set for a few of our friends and family members. My card uses several of the images in the set. The hops are the main image on the right. Then I stamped and colored the mug, die cut it using a circle and nestled it right over the center of the hops. 


Added some hardware and ribbon to the corner with some piercing around the edges of the card base layers. The bottle cap for the final piece and 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, September 12, 2018

Power Poppy's Natural Wonders Release week, Day one


Welcome to Power Poppy's Natural Wonders release. We sure are excited to share with you Marcy's newest art work. Before I get to my creation be sure to check out a few things.
  • Marcy has inspiration and info about the newest design over on the Power Poppy Blog. Be sure to check it out. 
  • Have you played in our new Creative Confetti inspirations on Tuesday's? You NEED to check it out each week and play along. You have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to PP just for creating and linking for a chance to win. How fun!
  • Another change at winning Power Poppy bucks you say? Why yes... Check out this months Power and Spark challenge Hitting the books brought to you by miss Katie. This challenge has a chance to win $50 in PP bucks. Now why wouldn't you play along?  :-)


Now onto my creation... This new stamp is called Chrysanthemum XL. Yes.... I agree with what you are thinking, you will be getting this stamp set for sure. hee hee  Another one of Marcy's gorgeous large floral drawings fresh for autumn. I did google and found some wonderful fall colors and went with a burnt-orangish color for my bloom today. This set does come with a matching die, but I cut around the edges of this one. I tend to do that first with all my florals then go to the dies after. I think its some sort of therapy for me. HA!  


A simple faux stitched border around the edge today. Stamped the sentiment on the inside and die cut with an oval on the designer paper layer. As I look at this now I should of layered up the leaves on the stem a little bit better. Will have to do that later as I don't have time to take a new picture. Added a few tiny buttons to the corner and voila! 

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