Monday, October 16, 2017

Introducing Snow Kissed

Good morning and welcome to Power Poppy's 2017 Happiest Holiday release.  Squeel!!!!  We are super excited to share our creations with you. Buckle up, because starting October 15th through October 25th we will be sharing sneak peeks of Marcy's beautiful handy work. The Instant Gardner's will be starting us off with the newest Digi for you. Then we have 8 days of sneaks and to top it off another new Digi from the Instant Gardner's for the last day October 25th.  The release day for the stamp sets is October 24th with a fun filled hop by the Bloom Brigade. AND that is your chance to shop, woot woot!!!



Today we are showing you Snow Kissed. Marcy has come inspiration behind our first clear Snowman on the Power Poppy Blog.  It is no secret that I adore snowmen and this guy is darling. The designer paper from gosh knows how long ago was my color palette for this one.


He is colored with various Copic markers and then die cut using a stitched rectangles die. Layered onto a purple panel with silver cord wrapped around the center. Two snowflakes die cut in some shimmery silver paper for the top corner. Added a few silver pearls and some sparkles to finish this off. Voila! 

Sneak Peeks from the Bloom Brigade:
  Allison Cope
  Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
  Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker


Feeling excited and don't know what to do with all the energy? Well check out the Mini and Mighty Power and Spark challenge. You have a chance of winning $50 in Power Poppy bucks which would come in handy don't you think?  ;-)  hee hee 
Don't forget about the Hues to Use challenge. A creative outlet of colors and inspiration. PLUS... you might land the chance at being our next guest designer just by playing along with our colors. Just a few things to tide you over while you enjoy the sneak peeks!
 ~~~Happy Coloring~~~


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Introducing... Hops and Barley

Good morning and welcome to Power Poppy's 2017 Happiest Holiday release.  Squeel!!!!  We are super excited to share our creations with you. Buckle up, because starting today through October 25th we will be sharing sneak peeks of Marcy's beautiful handy work. The Instant Gardner's will be starting us off with the newest Digi for you called Hops and Barley. Then we have 8 days of sneaks and to top it off another new Digi from the Instant Gardner's for the last day October 25th. The release day for the stamp sets is October 24th with a fun filled hop by the Bloom Brigade. AND that is your chance to shop, woot woot!!!

 

Feeling excited and don't know what to do with all the energy? Well check out the Mini and Mighty Power and Spark challenge. You have a chance of winning $50 in Power Poppy bucks which would come in handy don't you think?  ;-)  hee hee 
Don't forget about the Hues to Use challenge. A creative outlet of colors and inspiration. PLUS... you might land the chance at being our next guest designer just by playing along with our colors. Just a few things to tide you over while you enjoy the sneak peeks!
 ~~~Happy Coloring~~~

Friday, October 13, 2017

Mini sunflower

Happy Friday! Have you heard the expression "Running around like a chicken with his head cut off?" Well that would be a great example of what we have going on at our house as of late. I will not bore you with the details but let me just say a nice day on the beaches of hawaii sound really good about now. As long as I was not able to take my cell phone or a laptop with me.  ;-)  hee hee  


I did have time to color up a quick mini card the other day between games. This little guy is for our Mini and Mighty challenge we have going on over at Power Poppy the whole month! Check out the post for details and linking your creations.  You have a chance at winning $50 in Power Poppy Bucks!


Had to take a quick picture out back since I wasn't able to get the camera out. I kinda like how it reflects off the table don't you? Anyways, this is using In Praise of Sunflowers. I stamped the little sunflower image onto cardstock and colored with Copic markers. Then scored around the edge and added my sentiment. This card is a total of 4 inches high and 2 1/2 in width. Super cute all tiny and sweet. Added a few jewels and some sparkle and voila! Hope you get a chance to play along this month. 
Big news... Power Poppy's October Happiest Holiday 2017 Release starts Sunday October 15th through October 24th! GASP!!! YES, that many days and that means... that many new stamps and a few Instant Garden Digi's!!!  Woot Woot!!!! You will not want to miss a thing. So be sure to check out the Power Poppy Blog for details and sneak peek and fun!!! 

Now check out our Bloom Brigades creations today:

  Christine Okken 
                             Stacy Morgan  --You are here--
Tosha Leyendekker



Friday, October 6, 2017

Mini and Mighty Autumn


Hi and welcome to this months Power and Spark challenge called Mini and Mighty brought to you by myself. :-)  Often I don't need a large card just a small thank you note to attach to something or to slip someone to say hi. Those tend to be smaller notes that are perfect to say what I need without a lot of space. So how about some mini me creations this month. Plus you have a chance at winning $50 in power poppy bucks! I hope you can play along. 


Since I had not had a change to play with the new Autumn's Opulence digi that was perfect for my first Mini and Mighty creation. After I colored the petals and leaves in the wonderful fall colors we have outside right now, I die cut the shape using a Spellbinders dies. Then I figured I would add some layers with the same shape for the base and designer paper. The image panel is up on dimensionals so that I was able to add the flourished pearls under neath. My sentiment tag with an enamel dot to the corner and finished it off with some sparkle. Voila! 

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



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October calendar Page



This boot is so fun to color and with the leaves changing color outside it was pretty easy to imagine fall colors. The stamp set I used was Feeling Fall and very easy calendar page again with just a few enamel dots and some sparkles. Voila! 

Monday, October 2, 2017

October Christmas Travels


The Dirty Dozen October Christmas Challenge is posted up all about travel. You can find the challenge here and play along. Maya is travelling by sled this year with her faithful kitty. :-) This set is retired and hasn't been touched in a few years so it was perfect for today's card. This designer paper is from an old pack but I liked the snowflakes and the color. After the image was die cut I layered onto some pink cardstock to match the layer below. Wrapped some lace trim and ribbon around the center. Tied off a tiny sentiment and tag to the bow and finished with some sparkles. Voila!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Kitchen complete

Afternoon! Finally sitting down to get these pictures loaded of the new kitchen counter and back splash. If you look at the renovation post below this one or look HERE it shows the counter as it was which was what we had installed when we built the house years ago. Slowly we have been upgrading sections and excited with each new upgrade. 


This is the view as you walk in from the living room. I took these pictures right after they left so nothing is back on the counter. The wall behind the sink is changing decor as well. Their is only one seam in the entire counter and it to just to the left of the stove there about 12 inches over. The rest is one big slab of the Quartz Coronado design. We LOVE it! 

 If you walk to more towards the dining room you can see the other part of the counter and the back splash. Under the counter on the left we had these decorative pieces that were secured to the counter. Now that the counter is a little bit higher we had to re-attach them and re-stain all the parts that the counter didn't cover. You can see more of those in the below picture. They weren't hard to remove and reinstall but the painting was a pain. ha!

 The first under mount sink that I have had and I truly am in glad we choose this design. Super easy clean up on the counter and oh do I like the matching stainless steel. Yippee!!!

The back splash is actually two different pieces that we matched together so that it was 6 inches above the counter. We didn't go all the way up to meet the cabinets (which I really wanted to do) because it would of looked odd with the area here and no cabinets. So they suggested we do a higher tile and pick two designs and I am glad we did. This is a little bit wider than the counter we had by an inch and about 3/8 of an inch taller than the previous counter. Which doesn't seem like much but it really does seem bigger. I liked washing dishes before but now I REALLY like it. hee hee  
We are done with home upgrades for a bit as I am tired and well it costs a whole lot to do. :-)  Thanks for stopping by and sharing in our newest upgrade. Have a wonderful day.