Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sweetest thing

Good morning! We took a little mini vacation and I am back feeling great. Now to get into the stamping mood.  :-)  While I was away did you see the newest Instant Garden digi at Power Poppy was released? This is called Cherries and Berries. A few different fruits and sentiments. Yeah!!  So hard to choose which to start with, the raspberries won out today.  


Easy peasy today with these yummy berries. They are colored with Copic markers and die cut using a square die. Layered that onto the scallop rectangle die. Some designer paper layered onto the base and a few sequins to finish it off. Voila. Thank you for stopping by. Have an awesome day! 


Friday, August 11, 2017

Friend you amaze me

Happy Friday! I am tired of these 100 degree days I will say that much. Another week of being tired of it and looks like next week will be pretty close to the same. Ugh... But you didn't come here to hear about the heat. ha ha.. It is time for the Power Poppy Friday and some krafty goodness. 


My card today is using Vibrant Thanks. Thought a little kraft cardstock and colored pencils would be fun for today's card. These blooms are stamped in black ink onto the kraft and colored with various colored pencils. I really like how this turned out. Added just a few sequins for accents and Voila!

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:


Don't forget about the Power and Spark challenge and your chance to win $50. Want to be a guest designer for our Hues to Use challenge? Then play along and see if you are next. Have a wonderful day.



Weekend Stamp Steal!!!  Simply Camellias or the Digi Camellia.  Here is one of my favorites I have shared in the past. Enjoy!




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Party Time

Yep is was party time! Summer is just about over and that means school will be starting. Not sure they think its party time however, they miss the routine. Not sure I had used the single piece of cake in the set Party Time yet so figured I would give it a whirl. Oh what fun it is to color. 


I actually had this started for one of the Dirty Dozen challenges and then I figured it wasn't quite the way the challenge explained. I do like how it turned out, simple and sweet. It would be perfect for a guy birthday card had I not put the flower on the corner. Oh well... Guess I need to get working on a new one for the guys. I need several guy birthday cards and I have none. gasp!!! Anyways, very easy peasy with just some sparkle and enamel dots added for accents. Voila! 



Monday, August 7, 2017

Dahlia XL

Good morning! This Dahlia XL speaks for itself doesn't it? What fun it is to color and just wait until you see what else I have been coloring using this flower.  :-)
No sentiment on this one just a large and in charge flower for you!


I actually used more of my Pearl-Ex pigment Misty Lavender on this one and added a little bit of sparkle to the tips of the blooms. Here is a side view for you, the shimmer is incredible on this flower. I did layer this one layer as well because it just looks awesome.


Yesterday was my birthday and it was wonderful. We actually took the boys to an Auto Cross race locally and had them race their car, along with John racing his own car. My BIL and sister came into town which was super cool. My BIL used to actually race with his race car he has, so he rode with the boys and helped them out. What a BLAST! I had so much fun and I think we have now found another expensive hobby. Ai yi yi... This however they will have to pay for on their own. ha ha! A wonderful birthday day! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful afternoon. 




Saturday, August 5, 2017

August Calendar page

Berry good right... This House Mouse is not available anymore and I can't find it at Stampendous site.  :-(  Every time I pull these stamps out I want to buy more. Good thing I resist and just grab one I have up on the bins.  



This is one of the first ones that I bought too so I have several creations over the years with him. Just a few enamel dots for accents. Easy Peasy! Have a great day!

Friday, August 4, 2017

DTGD with Butterflies

Happy Friday! If you missed it and I hope you did not, the new release from Power Poppy came out and we had a fabulous time showing you sneak peeks last week. The Abundance collection is simply marvelous and all the sets are must have for your collections.  :-)   


These tiny butterflies are from Pure Prairie Spirit and perfect for the Dare To Get Dirty challenges this week at Splitcoaststampers. I created this with  Joanne aka Sleepyinseattle's challenge in mind. Two of the butterflies are actually popped up on dimensionals so the wings extend from the panel. Just added some sparkles to the wings and some jewels for a little touch. Voila! 

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

The new Power and Spark challenge is posted with our lovely host Tosha! Be sure to check out the blog for details. 


Thursday, August 3, 2017

DTGD 6-Teen

Good morning. I have another creation for the Dare To Get Dirty challenges this year. These challenges are always so much fun and I missed out last year. This is for Margscardcrazyb challenge. A friend of ours daughter is turning 16 and I thought this would look super cute for her. I used the ODBD Large Number dies for the 6 and sponged around it before I removed the die. Then used these retired letters for the Teen part. I think its too cute. 


The designer paper is from ODBD Blushing Rose paper pack that I trimmed to make on a larger base for the card. Punched and layered several flowers and added sparkles to the edges. Some scattered jewels and voila! 


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DTGD with Hollyberries

This months August Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge is posted and I am also incorporating it with the Dare To Get Dirty challenges. This is for Cheryl aka Cherylquilts challenge. The August Christmas challenge is all about decorations. We all have decorations from garland, ornaments, lights, table settings, tins, boxes bags etc. the list goes on. So pull out the decorations and play on paper.  Have fun with it.


I just enjoy these Hollyberries when you can resize them as the digi. I went with them on the long side like they are hanging down. The name of this fold is the tent fold if I remember but I am not 100 percent sure. Either way it fits in the standard envelope but the base is smaller which adds an interesting element to the shape. Wrapped some twine around the designer paper and added some sparkle and enamel dots. Voila! Hope you have a wonderful day. 


Monday, July 31, 2017

DTGD with Grapes

Happy Monday! The Dare To Get Dirty challenges started up this weekend over on Splitcoaststampers. I was unable to play along last year but this year I intend to play in a few of them. This one is for Lori aka Lmcaree challenge. Grapes would be what I would hope you would find, not the mouse. ha ha  You have to see the challenge to know what I am talking about, so head on over and play along. 


Every year I have played in the challenges I always use one of my House Mouse stamps, its a tradition at this point. Besides... they are so adorable how can you not. Anyways, this is a long and tall card for this guy. I added a little bit of texture to the base and a scallop edge to the image panel. A few sequins and some sparkle to finish it off. Voila! 


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Abundance Release Day at Power Poppy


Welcome to Power Poppy's Abundance Collection release day!! We have one last set to share with you today Under Glass and WOW! This set is totally ADORABLE! Wait until you see the whole set.


I totally had fun playing with this for a birthday card. I have lots of sparkle on this and it doesn't show well in the photo, sorry about that. It has a very easy breezy feel to it. I beginning to think this chicken wire textured background is my new favorite. hee hee  Grabbed some designer paper that was my color inspiration. Then tied in the hearts on the typewriter paper to the banner and voila!

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

  Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
  Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker

Now before you go we have a few reminders for you.
We have a little sale for you to check out on the Power Poppy Blog!
Our July Power and Spark "On the Case" challenge has a few days left. This is your chance to win $50 in Power Poppy bucks.
This weeks Hues to Use challenge is posted which is your chance to be a guest designer with us.
Marcy has information posted on the blog to be sure to check it all out.
Thanks for stopping in and see you tomorrow with another new sneak peek.



Saturday, July 29, 2017

Abundance Collection Day Four


Welcome to Power Poppy's Abundance Collection sneak peeks! We are excited to share with you today Dahlia XL. Squeel!!! Another of Marcy's large blossoms to work with and it is just as fabulous as the Tiger Lily XL. Created a fun gift bag for today. It is rather large so I took a picture out back.  This was a plain kraft gift bag and I altered it up a little bit. Some designer paper and card stock for the base. Pierced along the top and bottom of the cardstock base. Part of my sentiment stamped directly to the bag and the other to a tag.


Here is a close up as I have layered the Dahlia into three layers. and cut between the layers to add the leaves. The orange like color is actual Twinkling H20 added to the petals. Yep have those sitting around for ages and thought I would use them as well. However it has been a long time since I used those and well.... I put it on too thick I think but it looks nice in real life. A different kind of shimmer than the one from yesterday's Pearl-Ex pigments. Just trying to use up more of the stuff I collect over the years.  :-)  This flower layered is just awesome, so many possibilites.



Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

  Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
  Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
 Tosha Leyendekker

Now before you go we have a few reminders for you.
Our July Power and Spark "On the Case" challenge has a few days left. This is your chance to win $50 in Power Poppy bucks.
 This weeks Hues to Use challenge is posted which is your chance to be a guest designer with us.
Marcy has information posted on the blog to be sure to check it all out.
Thanks for stopping in and see you tomorrow with another new sneak peek.



Friday, July 28, 2017

Abundance Collection Day Three


Welcome to Power Poppy's Abundance Collection sneak peeks! Enjoy the sneak peeks so far?  :-) We are excited to share today Tree of Life. What a beautiful tree and lots of color options. Color explosion on this one I would say. Created a box for today's using the basic Square Box tutorial I did awhile back. Added faux stitching around the base layers. That ribbon slider fit nicely and since I have several of those still left from who knows how long ago figured why not. ha ha


And speaking of things from long ago how about those jars of Pearl-Ex pigments? Anyone besides me still have those jars around? Well I added duo green-yellow to each of the leaves for a shimmery effect you can see below. I had to take the photo sideways to pick it up the best I could. It looks beautiful in real life.



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

Now before you go we have a few reminders for you.
Our July Power and Spark "On the Case" challenge has a few days left. This is your chance to win $50 in Power Poppy bucks.
This weeks Hues to Use challenge is posted which is your chance to be a guest designer with us.
Marcy has information posted on the blog to be sure to check it all out.
Thanks for stopping in and see you tomorrow with another new sneak peek.



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Abundance Collection Day Two


Welcome to Power Poppy's Abundance Collection sneak peeks! We are excited to share with you today Pure Prairie Spirit. I like that this large bouquet can be big and bold or can be die cut down to just a few blooms of your choosing like I did with my card today.


The flower was stamped out and before I colored it I went ahead and die cut the shape I wanted. That way there was no extra coloring to be done.  ;-)  Added the layers onto the matching die cut frame then my sentiment in the corner. Some sparkle and sequins. Voila! 


Now before you go we have a few reminders for you.
Our July Power and Spark "On the Case" challenge has a few days left. This is your chance to win $50 in Power Poppy bucks.
This weeks Hues to Use challenge is posted which is your chance to be a guest designer with us.
Marcy has information posted on the blog to be sure to check it all out.
Thanks for stopping in and see you tomorrow with another new sneak peek.



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Abundance Collection Day one


Welcome to Power Poppy's Abundance Collection sneak peeks! We are excited to share with you today Vibrant Thanks stamp set. This set is AWESOME! The different flowers in the set and sentiments is going to be used quite frequently at my house. I made myself use the bee balm for my first card by process of rock, paper, scissors game. ha ha Truly wanted to use them all but this won out. A rather soft and delicate feeling thank you using three different sentiments in the set.


I have not used my vellum in awhile and thought it added such a softness to the flower with the background stamp as well. Added a few sequins and some sparkle to the blooms. Voila! 

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

Now before you go we have a few reminders for you.
Our July Power and Spark "On the Case" challenge has a few days left. This is your chance to win $50 in Power Poppy bucks.
This weeks Hues to Use challenge is posted which is your chance to be a guest designer .
Marcy has information posted on the blog to be sure to check it all out. Thanks for stopping in and see you tomorrow with another new sneak peek.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New Power Poppy Instant Garden

Good morning! We are kicking off our new release sneak peeks tomorrow, with the newest Instant Garden release called Monarchs and Milkweed. I do not have a creation with this yet, but the Power Poppy Blog has a list of the designers who do. So be sure to check it out and check back in as sneak peeks start Wednesday. Woot Woot!! Have a wonderful day. 



Friday, July 21, 2017

Be strong, Be you

Happy Friday! We have a big project we are doing in the backyard so this is going to be quick today. I will say having two teenage boys that are strong and needing gas money sure does make life easier with these home projects. hee hee  
My card today started out with the colors of the Hues to Use this week until my pink shading turned much too light. Yet it is still a great card I think, don't you? This is using Hellebores digi printed rather large because I like that.  :-) A simple design with the stitched rectangles and some pearls to finish it off. Voila! 


Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
  Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
Katie Sims



Power Poppy has lot going on including.... Sneak Peeks starting on Wednesday 26th for our Abundance Collection. ACK!!! So exciting!!!



In the meantime you have a chance to win some Power Poppy Bucks with our July On the Case Challenge. How about being a Guest Designer with our Hues to Use challenge? Marcy has another Good Vibe 5 post for you today on the Power Poppy Blog so be sure to stop by and say hi. Have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Raspberries anyone?

I will admit I wouldn't want this particular berry basket if I had to choose since these guys touched them. But a fresh basket yes please. hee hee  :-)  Since I had pulled out my patriotic ones for the July calendar page I came across this one and set it on the desk to use. Oh they just make me so happy. 


Since this is such a large image its hard to create a lot of embellishments but the picket fence at the bottom worked well. I added a butterfly to the top berry and my sentiment to the corner. They do have some sparkles on the berries for fun. Voila! 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer birthday

Dusted off another of the Anya sets I have had for years. She is just adorable with her sunglasses. hee hee  Very simple design using some designer paper from the scrap bin. Yellow and pink seem to be the colors that went well with her summer outfit. 


I added a heart die cut border at the bottom. My butterflies are colored and then cut out so that I could spread their wings. They have some sparkle added as well. Finished it off with a few brads and my birthday sentiment. Voila! 


Friday, July 14, 2017

Peace and Joy for July

It is Friday and time for the Bloom Brigade to show off a few creations along with the Good Vibe 5 post on the Power Poppy Blog. A few reminders in case you were busy all week. Our Hues to Use is posted again (Every Tuesday) and the colors are dear to my heart.  :-)  Remember if you play along you might be our next guest designer! The July Power and Spark challenge is posted up called On The Case. For playing along you have a chance at winning $50 in bloom bucks at the Power Poppy Store. Check out both challenges and play along. 


My card today is casing Miss Julie's darling Christmas card found HERE.
I kept the basic layout over all and the image. I changed the colors, added a layer, changed the designer paper, added sequins and moved the sentiment. 


Simply Joys is one of my favorite sets we did last year for Christmas. The balls have some sequins added to them and the can has some suduko gel pen added which is hard to see in the photo. And I added faux stitching around the edge to match the stitching on the die. I do like how this turned out and it will be an easy mailer too. This also fits the Dirty Dozen July Christmas challenge. Another card done for the year, yeah!! Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations:

  Christine Okken
Katie Sims
 Tosha Leyendekker