Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Fly dad

Here is one of the Father's day cards I had created this year. Yes I know I am late in sharing them but time has been limited on the computer lately. At least I am sharing them this year as I think last year I forgot to take pictures and post them at any point. ha ha  Anyways... 


This is Fly Guy that is printed and colored with Copic markers. I added some piercing around the base edges, the bottom of the image panel and the sentiment panel. Also for fun some water coloring along the bottom of the sentiment panel for fun. Sparkles to the water and voila!
Be sure to check out the SALE at Power Poppy along with the 11 new digi's that Marcy added her special touch to from some clear stamp favorites. All details and sale info on the PP Blog! Have a wonderful day. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Digital Blitz at Power Poppy



Good morning and welcome to Power Poppy's Digital Blitz! That sweet Marcy has gone and done it again with her creativity and has 11, yes count it 11 digital images created from her original clear stamp designs. Marcy has taken a few of the favorites in clear, did a little revamp and added some new sentiment for you digital lovers out there. How cool is she!!! Not to mention the generous sale she has going on right now. Be sure to see the PP Blog for all the details of these 11 new beauties, details and exclusions. Print, color and enjoy today! 


My creation is a summery feeling one that was pretty easy to create. Good thing to as this weekend was pretty crazy. The clear set called Sunny Harvest is a set that I love in itself and to have a new sentiment to go with either is great. The new Bring Home Some Sunflowers can be found HERE. I really wanted the sentiment at an angle and was having issues on figuring out how to do that. With the help of one of the boys, and two seconds later he has it all done for me. Kids I tell ya... Anyways moving on.  :-)


Something about sunflowers in pink and yellow makes me smile. Dug through my pile of designer paper and found this which was perfect. Die cut a heart border and added some gingham ribbon to the top. A few sparkly enamel dots and sparkles to the sunflowers and voila! 

Be sure to check out the Power Poppy Blog for all the new Instant Garden Digitals released today. Along with the list of 11 new digi's. 
If you happen to print and color today, play along in our Power and Spark Go Round and Round challenge this month. Or check out the Hues To Use challenge this week. Have a wonderful day! 


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Gift for Ann

Morning, finally completed a birthday gift for my best friend Ann. When I saw this wood pallet like piece at the store I knew I wanted to give my hand at stenciling and adding some blooms. This statement was perfect as I made my first attempt. Mind you I need more work but I think it turned out great. 


The awesome blooms are from Abundant Petals and the matching dies. Yes I could of cut them all out but why when I have the dies. ha ha  Plus their is a LOT of blooms here. Each bloom is individual and popped up on dimensionals. Added lots of sparkle to them all that I tried to capture with the outside light but not so much. Hand delivered and she LOVED it! 



Here is a close up of the bottom flowers. One thing that does come to mind after this project and that is I need to take a class on how to arrange flowers. Not only for real flowers but the paper variety as well. hee hee  With my some what inexperience I think I did okay for the first round. Now I have another idea to get started on with the stenciling. Squeel... like I need another new hobby. HA!  Thanks for stopping by today. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Congrats Poppy

Good morning. Hopefully you had a good weekend. Today is the first day of summer at our house and boy are they excited.  ;-)  What shall we do with these long lazy days? How about a little coloring? Grabbed my Poppy XL and colored up a congrats card today. 


Now I have to say that normally when I decide to color with red shades I cringe. They never seem to turn out quite like I want or blend or whatever other reason. However this card actually I think turned out pretty good in red hues don't you? This poppy is so fun to color and I wanted it to be the focus so very little embellishments. A simple dippled border verses my scored border I tend to do. A few sequins and voila. Look ma... so sparkles even. hee hee  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your first week of summer. Woot woot!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Round two


Happy Friday! If you missed it last week over on the Power Poppy blog the June Power and Spark posted and it is round and round. Add rounded corners one, two or more, round shaped card or round objects. You get the idea. Play along and post your creation over on the PP Blog for your chance to win $50 in Power Poppy Bucks. 


My first creation was a round shaped card with round items, so today is all about the rounded corners. Well two corners to be exact and some buttons.  :-) This is Big Sexy Leaves for my card. I stamped the image and colored with various Copic markers. Rounded the two right corners and added a scallop edge in black cardstock to the left. Some textures to the base chocolate cardstock and then a few buttons for my sentiment flags. 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 6, 2018

2018 Graduations

Morning. It dawned on me that I had not shared the graduation cards I had created for this year.  I always personalize the grad cards with each kids favorite scripture. It is one of the best ideas I came up with and I am rather popular for it among the grad's now.  :-)  Reading each kids favorite is fun and most of the time I can see why they choose their verse based on the personality of the kid. Anyways... Here is what this year's cards will look like. 


Grabbed the numbers dies and scored a box panel around the edge. Some die cut balloons and streamers. Each scripture is different so I had to adjust the placement on a few but this is the over all layout. Some sparkle and sequins, voila! Happy Graduation all around.  ;-)  Now someone asked me if I create it for each graduate and NO, I am not crazy. Just the close friends and family of the graduates that we know. I better start thinking up what to create now to get ahead of the game for next year. ha ha  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Friendship hives

Happy Monday. We made it through graduation and all the parties this weekend. What a great group of kids this year, sure going to miss them all. In visiting with everyone I came to the conclusion that next years class is going to be the hardest other than when the boys graduate. They are pretty tight with this class since they have been with them since 6th grade. EEK. I guess that is just part of life.   Anyways... onto my card today.


Bee Kind Toile stamp set was calling my name. Not sure this turned out quite like I wanted but I was just happy to get some stamping time in lately. The flowers are stamped on the white base for a background. I die cut the Spellbinders frame like I usually do but cut the bottom off and not doing that again. I like the full frame of the die cut for the base. Live and learn right.  :-)  Added some crochet ribbon between the layers and my sentiment on vellum with some pearl accents. Voila! 
I hope you have a wonderful day!


Friday, June 1, 2018

Round'er Up at Power Poppy


Good morning! Over on the Power Poppy blog this month it is my turn to host the Power and Spark challenge. My challenge this month is Round and Round. One, two or more corners rounded or simply create a round shaped card. You playing along gives you a chance at winning some Power Poppy Bucks, be sure to post your creation over on the PP Blog. Hope you can play along this month. 


My first one for the month is a round card shape and stamp set Precious Baby. This baby set is just adorable and I knew it would be perfect for the round shaped base. My round base has some added swiss dots texturing before I added the scalloped base. A few pearls and some buttons to finish it off Voila

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations: 
  Christine Okken
  Julie Koerber
  Katie Sims
 Tosha Leyendekker



Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sweet Music

Evening. I am putting the June Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge up a little early as I will not have computer access tomorrow. This months challenge is fun and I hope you get to play along. You can find the challenge HERE. These guys are called Trumpet Blast from my House Mouse collection. Are they not so sweet? 


These guys are colored with various Copic markers and then die cut with a stitched rectangle. Pulled out my large Spellbinder rectangle die for the base embossing, then a stitched rectangle over the top. Layered my designer paper to the base white and wrapped some ribbon around the bottom. Just a few gold metal corner accents and some sparkle to the wings and snow. Voila! Have a wonderful day. 


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Theo's 1st birthday

Is this little dino adorable or what? He is from Bugaboo called Dino Birthday. Perfect for the birthday card I needed. Vibrant colors as you can see but it is a 1st birthday card. hee hee  


Several dies used for this from the balloons, to the pennant and the number one. Lots of sparkles and then I also stamped Happy Birthday sentiment to the balloon itself. Voila! Thanks for stopping by today. 


Monday, May 28, 2018

Hello gift bag

Good morning, are you enjoying your Monday? I am in the craft room so I sure do enjoy this Monday.  :-)  This fun little bag tutorial was on SCS the other day and it was perfect for what I needed. Grabbed the stamp set Always Here to play with. 


This is a large image however you are able to use portions of the image. Actually stamped the entire image and then thought I would layer it with a die for a tag. Colored the image with various Copic markers and popped the center part of the image up on dimensionals. Added a button and twine to adhere to the little tote bag. Voila! Off to create some more. Have a wonderful day! 


Friday, May 25, 2018

Positive thoughts


Happy Friday and extra long weekend for most. Grabbed the newest Bee Kind Toile stamp set today and thought these flowers were looking might fun to color. I took one of the many flowers in this set and stamped them across at an angle so I could add the die cut decorative edge along the bottom piece. Colored the flowers with Copic markers and then die cut the edge. 



Layered this panel onto some black cardstock and then some red base. The bee's have a little buzzing trail just by adding some black tiny dots where I wanted them for fun. No sparkle on this card if you can believe that. I wanted to and almost did, but thought it was fine without. Voila!
This weekend is full of softball games as the girls made it to the state play off's. The games today and tomorrow determine 1-4th in the state. Woot woot!!! I will get some stamping time in though so I am VERY EXCITED!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations:
  Allison Cope
  


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Rose bookmark

Morning! I enjoy reading and my bookmarks tend to get rather worn from use, so why not create a new one for myself. This did not quite turn out like I had pictured in my head but I do like it. Artistic Bouquet is a large image but I thought using partial of the image would be great for my bookmark. Besides this makes the rose stand out more.  ;-)



Yellow is my favorite color for roses and since I had colored that first I needed to figure out the rest of the colors as I went. Added some Spellbinders designer cut edges to the green apple cardstock and layered onto the chocolate base. Then ribbon tied to the top with a button and twine. Finished it off with some sparkle and voila! 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Poppy XL tote

Good morning. Did you happen to see last week of sneak peeks at Power Poppy? This Creative + Curious release was AWESOME! Marcy has a way of bringing stamps to life with her drawing and designs each and every release. She keeps out doing the last release and I think how does she do it.  :-)  Be sure to check out the PP Blog for all 11 stamp sets, yes 11 stamp sets with names of each Bloomie and sneak peeks. For a full look at each stamp set check out the Creative + Curious release and matching dies


If you have been to my blog at all you know that the new Poppy XL was going to be one of my favorite new XL flowers. Talk about awesome and I just loved fussy cutting this bloom. If you aren't a fan of fussy cutting, no need to worry Marcy thought of you as she created the matching Poppy XL Die for those who prefer a much faster method making this bloom stand out. hee hee I will say though I have a cool idea that I hope to get to the coming week's with this die and stamp so be on the look out. In the mean time here is a little gift tote using the Poppy XL stamp set. 
The tote die is from ODBD that is using pink cardstock. In looking at this bloom now, I would of colored the inside stem of the bloom a darker yellow with more grey hues, but too late now.  I cut around each of the stems, leaves and blooms and arranged them on the embossed based. My sentiments for a birthday gift and some sparkle and sequins to finish it off. Voila! 

For you last minute sneak peek followers, Marcy has a sale going on for the new release. See banner below. Have a wonderful Monday! 



Sunday, May 20, 2018

Creative and Curious Release day

Good morning and happy release day of the Creative + Curious Collection release at Power Poppy


Today's showcase is... Abundant Petals and Precious Baby. Don't you just love release day? You get to finally order all the stamps you have been seeing! 11 stamp sets, sure gives you lots to want. hee hee  You have a chance at winning see the banner above!


Not only do these blooms in Abundant petals look awesome, but they come with matching dies to purchase. Woot woot!!! I used the large blossom in the set for my creation today. Layered them onto some embossed white cardstock and then wrapped some twine around the base. Added my sentiment panel and some sparkles to finish it off. Voila! 

Now you have a chance at winning some Power Poppy Bucks by playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month found HERE. Need some color inspiration? Check out the Hues to Use challenge found HERE. Be sure to check the Power Poppy Blog for details and info on the sets of the day. Happy Stamping!

Bloom Brigade creations: 



Saturday, May 19, 2018

Birdie hugs



Good morning and welcome to our Creative + Curious Collection release at Power Poppy! Marcy's magic is at it again and you will want to check out each day for the sneak peeks we have for you.



This was a digi that came out awhile and I am happy to see it in clear form as well. Very simple card with Copic coloring and some sequins accents. My sentiment is die cut with a circle die layered onto a flag die cut. Easy peasy!

Now you have a chance at winning some Power Poppy Bucks by playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month found HERE. Need some color inspiration? Check out the Hues to Use challenge found HERE. Be sure to check back each day for the newest reveal along with our full reveal day Sunday May 20th. Happy Stamping!

Bloom Brigade creations: 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Bee kind

Good morning and welcome to our Creative + Curious Collection release at Power Poppy! Marcy's magic is at it again and you will want to check out each day for the sneak peeks we have for you.


Today's showcase is... Always here and Bee Kind Toile. This little hive is just darling. My base designer paper has some faux stitching around the scallop edge then added to the base. Scallop circle to match and then some sequins scattered about. I thought the bee trail matched the stitching and was perfect to add to the sentiment banner. Easy peasy!



Now you have a chance at winning some Power Poppy Bucks by playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month found HERE. Need some color inspiration? Check out the Hues to Use challenge found HERE. Be sure to check back each day for the newest reveal along with our full reveal day Sunday May 20th. Happy Stamping!

Bloom Brigade creations: 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wild Mushrooms






Good morning and welcome to our Creative + Curious Collection release at Power Poppy! Marcy's magic is at it again and you will want to check out each day for the sneak peeks we have for you.

Today's showcase is... Artistic Bouquet and Wild Mushrooms. My creation is using Wild Mushrooms.




I actually googled these mushrooms to see their environment and look what I found. Some beautiful colors that I never would of thought of in a mushroom. Super fun vibrant orange and red with the earthy colors of the ground. Used a retired heart die light for the die cut edge of the red paper. Pierced around the yellow gingham. A few sequins, and my sentiment flag with a button and some twine. Voila!

Now you have a chance at winning some Power Poppy Bucks by playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month found HERE. Need some color inspiration? Check out the Hues to Use challenge found HERE. Be sure to check back each day for the newest reveal along with our full reveal day Sunday May 20th. Happy Stamping!

Bloom Brigade creations: