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! 



Friday, June 16, 2017

Celebrate birthday style

Happy Friday! Hope you have a fun filled weekend planned. We will be at a few basketball games and a BBQ or two. Summer is here and we are excited, woot woot! I need a birthday card so I grabbed Party Time to play with. This is very girlie and fresh feeling, so I know it will be perfect. 


Very easy design as I stamped the boxes on white cardstock and colored with various Copic markers. A simple pierced border around the edge. The banner was in the corner however I thought to bring it in towards the package a few tiny flowers would be cute on the banner. These tiny flowers are from stamp set that are cut around and popped up. Stamped one sentiment inside the banner part and the other below by the presents. A designer paper layer which was my inspiration for the colors layered onto white cardstock and added to the base. 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

~~~Power Poppy Reminders~~~
Don't forget we have the Power and Spark June Bug Challenge going on and your chance to win $50 shopping Spree at Power Poppy!
Plus do you need some color inspiration to help you along this weekend? Well check out our Hues To Use challenge!
Marcy has a few weekend stamp deals to check out!



Potted Primroses, Juicy Strawberries, Move the Soul and Leaping Trout.



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

You're somethin else

Good morning! I am still trying to get back into the swing of things from St. Louis. What fun we had and I will have pictures to share later I promise. For now I have a creation using the Hues to Use challenge posted on the Power Poppy Blog.  


You can see the colors below to work with for the challenge. The Climbing Clematis was saying pick me, pick me so I did.  ;-)  They are colored with various Copic markers and then die cut with a stitched rectangle. I actually used the wrong size, but turned out perfect as my sentiment fit right onto the panel instead of a tag. Some designer paper in the darker green for the background was perfect. Stitched the base layer to match the image panel. Added a little bit of sparkle to the leaves and some enamel dots to finish it off. Voila! 


These colors are wonderful aren't they? I think my purple is a little lighter than on the picture and not as vibrant. However I still enjoy the way this turned out. I hope you get a chance to color and play along this week. 


Friday, June 9, 2017

Simply fun and sweet

Happy Friday! I have to admit the "fun" part of my title is not necessarily about my card. The fun part is that, right now the Bloom Brigade (minus our sweet Aussie friend) are currently enjoying the likes of St. Louis and the pleasure of miss Marcy Poppins. Squeel!!! We are currently gathering for a "garden party" as we dubbed it for some fun, rejuvenation, inspiration and just pure joy of being together again. Some of us are meeting for the first time and a few of us for another gathering. I am sure that when we get home their will be lots of pictures to share with you all so be on the look out. In the meantime my post for today....


This single bloom is one of my favorites from Simply Camilla's. I stamped it on white cardstock and colored with various Copic markers. A simple Spellbinders circle die cut with a layer of scalloped underneath. My designer paper was the color palette and added some swiss dots to the solid cardstock. I added a scalloped edge to the bottom edge before I adhered to the base. Finished it off with my sentiment in the corner a few sequins 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


Marcy has a new Good Vibe 5 post over on the Power Poppy Blog for you today. Along with the sale of the weekend stamp.
We have a few challenges and inspirations going on so take your pick.
The June Bug challenge, the Hues to Use and the Mood Board Inspiration piece. Lots of inspiration and creativity to help you along this week.
Have a wonderful day. 


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Not quite juicy yet

Good morning! My creation today is for the Hues to Use challenge over at Power Poppy. The new hues was posted yesterday did you see? Check it out and play along. 


The first thing I thought when I saw the colors was these Juicy Strawberries. Now they are not quite ripe yet to be super juicy but when they are they would be good.  ;-)    After my strawberries were printed out (this is a digi image) I colored them with Copic markers and pierced an edge around the border. Two different designer papers were used for the base layers. Before I added the red piece I distressed the edges of the white layer. I haven't distressed anything in a long time and thought oh how fun and what a mess. ha!  I do like how it looks as the end result. 


Added my green designer paper to the base and popped up the image panel using dimensionals. 
A simple ribbon bow for the corner and two enamel dots for the other corner. Voila!  Oh there is a tiny bit of sparkle on the leaves but not much. Can't not have the sparkle. Left a sentiment off and I have a few more cards that need to be blank so I can add sentiments as time permits for events. Sometimes it is just good to have blank ones on hand. I hope you can play along with the Hues to Use challenge this week.

If you didn't hear already but Passionate Paper Creations and Friends are teaming up with week with some fun on the PPCF Facebook page. Be sure to check it out and see what Power Poppy is up to.  ;-) Have a great day!


Monday, June 5, 2017

Snoozing dad's day

Morning! I was rather last minute with my Mother's Day cards as time was short. So I figured I better get on my Father's day cards as soon as I have free time. This weekend I was able to get in a few hours of creative time and it felt so GOOD! I printed up the new to me All About Dad digi from Sassy Cheryl's and created. 


This is perfect for my FIL as he is retired and does nap quite a bit. hee hee  Very simple with just some piercing around the base embossed layer and the image panel. Figured some designer paper behind the base panel rather than solid cardstock and what a fun look even if you only see alittle bit of the designer paper. My sentiment is from Man of the Hour stamp set that I fish tailed the end and added a brad and Voila! Have a fabulous day! 


Friday, June 2, 2017

June Calendar Page

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Happy Friday! Marcy has a new Good Vibe 5 Post for you on the Power Poppy Blog today. Also check out the new Power and Spark Challenge and your chance to win! Our host is Julie with the June Bug challenge. Isn't that a darling name.  :-)  Now I am not sure mine would qualify as I have bumble bee's on mine, but it will work for today. hee hee 


My June calendar page is using Dymanic Duos: Foxglove and Ranunculus stamp set. The Foxglove are colored with various Copic markers. There is a little bit of sparkle added to the blooms and some designer paper to the bottom. Voila! Easy Peasy!

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

  Allison Cope
  Julie Koerber

Power Poppy News:

Check out Tuesday's and our Host Julie with Hues to Use and play along. We would love to have you color and create with us.



Limited time sale on Poppies Stamp Set for $12.99. Here is a favorite from my past creations using Poppy to create a corner for my card box. You can create your own box using my Card Box Tutorial if you would like. 




Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June Dirty Dozen Christmas Challenge

The Dirty Dozen June Christmas challenge is up and it is all about Peace. I took a few hints off the challenge from the word Peace, soothing colors and the doves this month. My designer paper is pierced after I layered it onto toffee cardstock. Wrapped some lace trim and blue ribbon around the middle, then some bakers twine to tie off the button. 


This is an old retired stamp called Dove and Holly that is stamped on white cardstock and colored with various Copic markers. Pierced around the image panel to match the base panel. A few enamel dots and sparkle to finish it off, Voila! I hope you get a chance to play along this month! Have a great day! 


Monday, May 29, 2017

Red, White and Blue Avery

Good morning! This is a new digi to me called Avery and her Patriotic Hat from Sassy Cheryl's, isn't she cute? I had fun coloring her in patriotic colors and theme. Very simple design as I scored about the image border and layered onto the designer paper and base cardstock. 


A few button accents and twine wrapped through each one. The star has a brad center and a little bit of sparkle added to the hem of her dress and the stars. Voila! Hope you have a wonderful day! 


Friday, May 26, 2017

Berry sweet thank you

Happy Friday! My mojo seems to have left my body... ugh! This did not turn out like I pictured in my head. My card is using Tea in the Garden. These strawberries always look so good to eat.  ;-)  Using the smaller stamps in the set I created a little background design for the panel above the gingham. 
After I colored the images and layered it onto the gingham I pierced a border around to match the die cut square I used for the main image. A few enamel dots and some sparkle on the berries. 


Marcy has another fabulous Good Vibe 5 post for you over on the Power Poppy Blog so be sure to check it out.
In the mean time feast your eyes on the Bloom Brigades creations today:
Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
  Katie Sims
 Tosha Leyendekker


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And look at our weekend stamp steal! Woot woot!!!  Here is a sample from the past using Dynamic Duos Glads and Gerberas. I hope you have a weekend of fun and stamping. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Popping in to say hello

Hello. I dived into my stamps and grabbed Poppies to start with today. I have three sets sitting on the desk to play with since I have more free time now. I have no one to drive around to practice. :-(  It is only day three I know..... stamping will brighten me up, right?!? 


My card is a lot more cheerful and bright compared to my mental state I have to say. ha!  These poppies are so fun to color and I thought a simple design would be best to show them off. They are stamped on white cardstock and colored with various Copic markers.
A scrap piece of designer paper with a scalloped edge. Wrapped ribbon around the base and a few enamel dots and sparkles to finish this off. Voila! I hope you are having a wonderful day!