Friday, November 15, 2019

Fall Blessings

Happy Friday! Power Poppy has some exciting news to share with you over on the PP Blog. I will share a little with you here... Help me welcome in our new Bloom Brigade members Broni and Nancy. Yea!  They are both very talented and were part of the Instant Gardners for a long time. Excited to have them as part of the BB. 
We have a few new designers to the Instant Gardners that you will want to check out also. But I don't want to spoil all the fun. Head on over to the PP Blog for the FULL details! 

One last fall card for you and then we are gonna get going with more Christmas ones. hee hee  We have a little surprise coming for you next week at Power Poppy too. Be sure to keep checking back in, you won't want to miss all the excitement. Now for my card. This is using Season's Seatings today. 


My, I did use a lot of colors on this but I like how it turned out. Some designer paper that was my color choices for the flowers. I layered some scrap designer above the heart die cut edge I added to the base. The base also has some piercing around the edges. My sentiment stamped and then some enamel dots and sparkle finish it off. Voila

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
  Christine Okken
  Julie Koerber


Friday, November 1, 2019

November Christmas Bough

Happy Friday and November Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge. This months theme is fun and I hope you check it out HERE and play along with us. 
I just adore the feel of this card from the colors of the papers to the mitten image. This is using Bough Wow Wow stamp set. Stamped the image onto white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. 


After I was done coloring I die cut using an ODBD die for the shape. My designer paper was my color inspiration for this card. The yellow and chocolate just make me smile. Stamped the sentiment along the side with some added sparkle.
Then wrapped some ribbon around the base and tied off a heart button with some twine, then last bit with enamel dots. Voila!

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
Christine Okken
 Julie Koerber



Monday, October 28, 2019

Found another sunflower stamp

Good morning all. Look what I found in my bin of stamps. It is yet another sunflower stamp that I totally forgot I had. This was from Taylored Expressions and I am sure is retired by now. Just what I needed was another fall card using sunflowers.  :-)  Unless I find another sunflower this is the last of them... or so I think. HA!  Anyways... 


The scraps of paper on the desk were my color inspiration for this card today. All those leaves are so pretty and with turquoise I thought perfect! My sunflowers are colored with various Copic markers then a simple chocolate layer behind the image panel. The strips of designer paper down the side with my sentiment layered onto a few punched shapes. Enamel dots and sparkles to finish it off. Voila! 
Hope you have a wonderful day! 



Friday, October 25, 2019

Abundant thanks

Morning. This has to be my favorite fall card I have created this year. I am using Atumun's Opulence that I printed large for my card. I wanted a rather country like feel to this thank you since the person it is going to lives on a farm at this point. hee hee  She would laugh if she heard me say that, but will love it. Anyways... I colored the blooms in various fall colors using Copic markers.


I then die cut using Spellbinders larger oval and decorative ovals that are from ages ago in my die stash. layered some designer paper with faux stitching under the image panel. Wrapped some twine and added some button accents. Some sparkle finishes this off today. Voila! 

Bloomie creations to check out today:
  Allison Cope
 Julie Koerber


Monday, October 21, 2019

Birthday Mum's

Good  morning. Another one of the new digi's in Marcy's October digi blitz called I Luv Mum's and oh do I ever. Look at this border of mum's she created. This is a border of mum's, also a single and another you won't want to miss, so check it out. My card is using just the border of mum's today.


This was printed and trimmed down a touch to fit a standard card front. Colored with various Copic markers. A simple birthday sentiment for the center and a few scattered jewels. Voila! 
A few more fall cards coming your way. Have a great day.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fall birthdays with Plenty of Leaves

Good morning. Crazy she has a post right, well it hasn't been that long since my last post. Sure seems like it. I am soaking up the boys senior year activities and football season right now. I did get a chance this weekend to color a bit and it was so relaxing. That means yes, I do have few cards to share with you.  :-)  
This first one using one of the newest digi's called Plenty of Leaves. Oh I just love this, especially since you can create a whole canvas or just part depending on the sizing. I started off smaller for my card well and what time I had to color it. ha ha  The digi has a few single leaves and sentiments so go check it out.


After I colored everything with various Copic markers I then die cut with a decorative die. A few layers of matching card stock with some lace trim and ribbon wrapped around the center. Stamped a birthday sentiment in the middle with a few enamel dots accents. Finished it off with some sudoko gel pen which the camera never picks up. But it does sparkle at an angle and Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigade creation by:


Monday, September 30, 2019

October is cozy

It is October 1st  (or shortly it will be) and that means the Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge is posted up and I hope you can play along this month. My creations is using Cozy Cupfuls. 



I stamped this sweet cup with the tree on white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. I then die cut with a stitched die. The base is a few layers of card stock and designer paper. Before I added it to the base layer I did emboss with the matching stitched layers. Added my sentiment and an enamel dot. Topped it off with some sparkle and voila! 

Have a wonderful day! 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Fall hospitality thanks

Happy Friday! We sure have the fall weather right now and it is awesome! My creation today is using some tiny sunflowers. I send out thank you cards for all the parents who sign up for team dinners for the football team. As team mom I want them to know how much I appreciate them. This year they will all get the same card instead of a variety of design. Let's face it time is not on my side this year so I have to make do with one design. hee hee  Anyways... 


This is using the stamp set Sunny Harvest, the perfect set for a fall card. My designer paper was te color inspiration. Stamped the image in a wreath format and then colored with various Copic markers. Some piercing down the edge of the designer paper. My sentiment with a pearl for the accent and a little sparkle. Voila

Check out the Bloomies today: 

Christine Okken
 Julie Koerber


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Birthday bucket

I promised you more of my sunflower cards I worked on last week and here is one of them. This is yet again a retired stamp from Heartfelt creations. This bucket is just so cute I think don't you? My image is colored with various Copic markers. 

Simple design with just a little bit of swiss dots texture to the base top panel. Added a flourished die cut behind main panel. A few enamel dots and some sparkles. Voila!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Crabapple friend

Good morning. Played with Happy Crabapple and some coloring for my card. I stamped the branches and then also matched it up with the base layer but only colored the center panel. 


Various Copic markers for the coloring. Added a thin black layer of designer paper before adding to the base panel. Sort of a take off my Friday card as I created these both the same day. Stamped my sentiment in the corner and added a few jewels. Voila! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Strong beautiful birthday

Friday it is and what a week. I have a few more sunflower cards to show you but those can wait will next week. I broke away from those to play and color Strong and Beautiful for my card today. Want to know something funny? My card fits the Creative Confetti challenge posted on the Power Poppy Blog and I didn't even know it. Ha ha!  It is called Over the Edge and my card is exactly that.  


First I stamped the image on white cardstock and then determined how much of an edge I wanted for the left side. Then I cut around the edges and then colored with various Copic markers.
Embossed the base layer with swiss dots. Added a thin cut edge of black cardstock to match the sentiment circle and added to the card front base. A few sequence and voila!

Check out the talented Bloomie Miss Julie today!


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Watercolor thank you

Morning. I figured I should try my hand at some water coloring again as it has been awhile. I pulled out Abundant Petals for my creation today. Stamped them in rose ink and water colored with the same ink. 


Added some leaves with a bright green ink and should of used a darker ink. Good to know for next time. Added some various ink colored splatters and then die cut with a stitched rectangle. Some designer paper to the panel and then added to the base. I also added sparkle to just the outside edge of the petals, but it is hard to see in the photo. My sentiment and voila! 



Monday, September 16, 2019

Franken cute

This adorable guy is called Frankie's Pet Bat. He is printed and colored with various Copic markers. A simple black backing for the image panel.


The background is a spider web that I drew and added the die cut fence to the bottom with the sentiment. Added a die cut arrow with a button accent. Super cut fella that my nephew will love. Have a great day.


Friday, September 13, 2019

Beautiful sunflower

Happy Friday. Remember I said I pulled out my sunflowers this week? Well here is my second one for you from In Praise of Sunflowers . Stamped on white cardstock and colored with various Copic markers. I then pierced around the edge of the image panel and stamped the sentiment.


Wrapped some ribbon and lace trim around the edge of the base designer panel and then added the image panel. Tied a bow and added some enamel dots. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
  Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
 Julie Koerber


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Quick masculine cards

Two quick masculine birthday cards for you today. My birthday stash was empty once again and I need a few for the month.  My first one is using A Godly Man that was perfect for my designer paper. Simple piercing around the base layers for this one and my birthday sentiment across the edge. 

This second one is using up some scraps of designer paper and scraps from the above card. So  twofer today. ha ha  Also did get to use "new to me" embossing folder of the elk head. I know this will be used a lot in my family cards so I finally broke down and bought it.  


Two for the price of one with using scraps today, not to shabby.  :-)  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Sunflower birthday's

Good morning. Dug out a few of my sunflower stamps this last week and made a few creations. This one is from Heartfelt Creations and I do believe it is retired. Some of the image is trimmed off from the circle die cut as I layered a base with scallops. 

The base has some added faux stitching to the edge along with sheer ribbon and twine wrapped around the top. Colored with various Copic markers and added to the base. Tie off a heart wood button and my birthday sentiment. Voila! 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Birthday Big bloom

Happy Friday! Today is the boys first game of the season for football! We are excited as it is against the town rival. Wish us a win tonight!
My card today is using the beautiful big bloom called Chrysanthemum XL stamp. Still trying to work on my red coloring attempts.  :-)


This is a large blossom but I did trim it down a bit with the die cut to fit the front and show some designer paper behind. A few enamel dots and a little bit of sparkle. Voila!

Check out the bloom brigades creations today:
  Christine Okken
 Julie Koerber


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Cheers to a lovely friend

Good morning! I pulled out My English Rose last week and created a few card with it. This is another one that I had made and I really like how it turned out. Marcy sure does know how to draw florals doesn't she. Aaaahhhhhh. 


A scrap piece of white paper from another project was sitting on the desk so I used that for the main panel. Stamped the rose a few times in a row and cut to fit the card front. Colored with various Copic markers and then added a red layer to the side panel. Attached to the card base and then my sentiment with a fish tail end. A few scattered sequins and voila! Have a wonderful day. 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Hanging by the needles

Welcome to the Dirty Dozen September Christmas challenge. This months challenge can be found HERE. Hope you can play along. 
How about some Wreaths Plain and Fancy today for my card. Lots of distressing on the edges as you can see. Gives it that warm country feel I think along with the Prisma colored pencils I used to color with. 


Just a simple little button with some twine wrapped around the end panel. Then added some sparkle to finish it off. Voila! Check out the challenge and play along. Have a great day.


Friday, August 30, 2019

Merci grazie thanks

Happy Friday. I needed a quick masculine thank you card this week and figured that was a chance to use my "new to me" embossing folder called thank you. I embossed a gray layer and then layered it onto some designer paper on the backside.


Stamped Big Script thank you and fish tailed the end once it was on the chocolate layer. Wrapped some twine and a button to the corner before adding to the card front. Voila, easy peasy masculine thanks! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
  Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Foxglove and friends

Good morning. This is a quick card using Dynamic Duo Foxglove and Ranunculus today. The base has the flowers lightly stamped on the two edges for some background shadowing. I then stamped and colored the flowers on the main panel using various Copic markers. 


Added some designer paper to the main layer and adhered to the base. A few jewel accents and then some sparkle. Voila! 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Deer birthday man

Another digital image that is no longer available. Man I need to either stop buying these or start using them more. The hard choices in life. ha ha  This did not quite turn out like I pictured it in my head either with the green grass like I added. Too late though once it was done I had to work with it. 



Anyways, this one is using my Prisma colored pencils and some distressing around all the layers. A few brads as accents and my birthday sentiment. Voila! 


Friday, August 23, 2019

Thanks a rose

Good morning!
This rose is just perfect for any type of card if you ask me. This is My English Rose that is stamped on white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. I cut around the rose to create a window to see the wood grain designer paper behind the main panel. 


You can see that I am into the piercing of paper as of late as its a quick accent and I like how it looks. A few enamel dots to tie in the gray from the designer paper and my sentiment. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Star slugger

Is this not the cutest little baseball player? Oh my goodness this is from Sassy Cheryl's digital stamps called Home Run Hitter. Also got another little baseball guy that is sitting here to be colored. Bought these months ago and had time to play with them finally. He is colored with various Copic markers then I pierced around his image panel.

Added a little bit of texture to the blue layer as the red layer has a small texture already in the card stock. Wrapped some twine around the layers before adding to the base. Stamped my sentiment and added a Die light die cut (retired) and a button to the center. Top it off with a little sparkle to his hat and voila! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Colin's in K5

Good morning. It is hard to believe but my nephew is starting K5 this coming week. It seems like just the other day he was born. His mom and him went school shopping for all his supplies and his favorite thing is his lunch box.  :-)  What a sweetie. I created a card for his first day using and old one from Sassy Cheryl's called Pencil Nerds

This piece of chalk board like background I have had forever waiting to use with a school like theme card. Yea! Layered onto some red paper and pierced around the edges. I then grabbed a few old dies for the base and the accents. My little guy is colored with various Copic markers and then I added the number and letter onto the star. Voila! I will surely get a hug and I love you Aunt Stacy which is always the way to my heart. hee hee   Hope you have a wonderful day.