Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas

Happy Friday and just a few days before Christmas. Are you ready? I sure am excited! Today is my Christmas greetings with a favorite creation from earlier this year. You can find my original post HERE with details of the card. 

Don't forget you still have till the end of the month to play in our 12 days of Christmas for a chance at winning $50 in the Power Poppy Store.

Bloom Brigades Christmas wishes: 
Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
  Kathy Jones
  Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker

Thank you for stopping by my blog this past year and seeing my little corner of creativity. Your comments and thoughts are greatly appreciated. I want to wish you a cherished time with your family in the coming days leading up to the birth of our savior. I pray that you are blessed in the coming New Year! Merry Christmas!!! 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Santa organizer

Happy Monday! We had a weekend full of basketball games and two more before a small break for Christmas. They are playing great, its exciting to watch. I did get another gift done using one of Power Poppy's 12 days of Christmas tutorials. This one is Mindy's Christmas Organizer which you can find HERE. What a fun idea and so simple, I adore it! Don't forget if you play along and create ANY of the 12 days of Christmas posts we shared (full listing found HERE) and you post it to the link list found HERE you have a chance at winning $50 to the Power Poppy Store! 

My organizer is using the darling Flowering Santa and Holly Golightly stamp set. Santa is in the center and colored with various Copic markers. Then I stamped the holly around the edges just to act as a frame for the face. Added glitter to all the beard, hat and the holly. It is sparkly in real life I promise.  Now since I changed the direction of the cover I wrapped cord around the center just as Mindy did just the other direction. 

The inside I added designer paper to each of the flaps and a scallop edge using ODBD Beautiful Borders. Now to find what I want to put inside, the fun part. :-)  I hope you get a chance to play along in our 12 days of Christmas! Have a wonderful day. 

Friday, December 15, 2017

More altered containers

Good morning. I shared two altered containers and a tutorial the other day for the 12 days of Christmas over on the PP Blog and thought I would share the others with you. These two are using Tweet Tidings and Candy Cane Classic. I forgot the gift cards in these for the pictures but they snug right in the middle just as the others did. 

You still have plenty of time to play in our 12 days of Christmas challenge for the month. Who wouldn't want to play and have a chance at winning $50 in Power Poppy Bucks! Marcy has all 12 days with quick links in one post HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Holly Jolly gift tags

Happy Wednesday! This is a quick gift tag that I needed for several goodie bags. I did buy these as I spent all day Sunday making goodies for friends, these is for my husband's work. They get the bought goodies.  ;-)  
I used the stamp set Holly Golightly that I stamped and colored. Then I cut around the tag and layered it onto a stitched die cut rectangle. Added some sparkle to the holly and berries a sequins accents and of course sparkle. 

Most of the time I forget to take the picture of completed project, so I took a quick one before I forgot. Here is the box below with all the ones he handed out yesterday.  :-) 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day! 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Snow very sweet treat box

Good morning! Have you been playing along in our Power and Spark challenge this month? We are sharing12 days of different tutorials of fun gift ideas for you or others. Some very creative and fun ideas that are sure to make anyone smile. I decided to create a fun little box using Julie's day 5 tutorial and the stamp set Snow Kissed

This came together super quick! I have those Ghiradelli squares inside you can see some of the end on the left. Maybe I put too many in, hee hee  After all the scoring and cutting I stamped the snowflakes from Snow Kissed onto the base for a decorative outside. Then I stamped my snowman and colored with various Copic markers. I think looking at it now it is missing some sequins or jewels around the sentiment. I will have to add that now that I look more.   :-)  Sparkle is on the snowflakes and my snowman. Voila! 

Hope you get time to play along this month, you have 12 days of fun ideas! Enjoy! 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

No fuss gfit tag

Happy Sunday! Yes, another gift tag for you today. This one is quite simple and really quick to put together since I let all the dies do the work.  The only draw back is I used some of my Birds and Berries designer paper for my color inspiration and you can't even see it now that I covered it with the poinsettia punch. What was I thinking? The base tag is an old retired Die Light from Whiff of Joy that is closed. I die cut the tag and then layered some olive card stock (to match the designer paper you can't see ha ha ) and bring out the hearts at the bottom. Added my designer paper to the center. 

Then I die cut a few layers of Peaceful Poinsettia's that I sponged with pink ink before I removed the die. Layered using dimensionals to pop it up and rolled out the petals. I have a tutorial to show how I make the layers of the poinsettia found here. Then tucked into the petals is the sentiment tag using the tiny matching tag from the die set and sentiment For you from Under Glass Christmas Traditions stamp set. Tied off my ribbons added sparkle and jewels and voila! So maybe not really quick but it was quicker than if I had to color an image. 
Remember Power Poppy is sharing the 12 Days of Christmas with quick tutorials and a way for you to win some Power Poppy Bucks. Check out the posts and play along. Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Soft side of santa

Good morning! Did you see over on the Power Poppy blog we are celebrating the 12 days of Christmas? We have had so much fun sharing tutorials and gift ideas with you to try. Not to mention the Power and Spark challenge is to create one or all of our tutorials to be in the running for $50 in Power Poppy bucks if you play along and link your creation. It's a great way to get some quick gifts done and you have a chance at winning too. Be sure to check it out and post it on the first day of our 12 days of Christmas HERE.

Miss Katie did some darling little gift tags for day one and I thought I would make one using Flowering Santa. The one I created before was more brown's and teals for the Hues to Use challenge found HERE, but I wanted one with pink and white this time. Santa's face is stamped on white card stock then die cut with a circle and one layer out of pink in circle.
 He is colored with various Copic markers. I then added his panel layer to a decorative Spellbinders die cut in white card stock. Punched a hole at the top to thread my ribbon through and tied off the sentiment tabs. I added a pink tag behind the sentiment and a sequins added to the end. The sentiment is from Holly Golightly stamp set. Then some more sequins and added sparkle. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

  Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
Tosha Leyendekker

Thursday, December 7, 2017

12 Days of Christmas, Snow Kissed

Good Morning! Today is Day 7 of Power Poppy's 12 Days of Christmas. It is my turn with these cute altered treat gift ideas. I hope you check out the PP Blog for information. Thanks for stopping by today.  :-) 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

December Calendar Page

Hello! No I didn't forget to post my December calendar page, I was waiting until you really wanted to look at it. ha ha  Kidding... I did forget, gasp!  This is the last one for the year using Simple Joys stamp set. I did add sparkle to this one as well. Not sure I will do another year of calendar pages... Unless they talk me into it, she LOVED each month. We will see. Thanks for stopping by today!

Edit: I get my calendars from Taylored Expressions stamps found HERE 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Masculine Christmas tag

Good morning. I need a few masculine feeling Christmas tags this year. One of the people this is for is an avid hunter, so these deer die cuts I thought would be perfect. The birch wood background die is cut to fit between the red border and glued to the stitched border base to create a window look. 

I then added a die cut grass (which you can hardly see) to the base and some punched sprigs across the bottom. A few jewels for the center. Some sparkle along the branches to look like snow and my sentiment from Holly Golightly stamp set. Ribbon and twine and voila! I like how this turned out and hopefully he does too.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

CHRISTmas in December

Good morning and happy December. Well I am just getting around to posting my creation for the December Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge today, sorry about that. This months challenge is all about Birth. Christ birth, anything from the stable, shepherds, north star, stable etc. Hope you can play along this month. 

I stamped my retired Clear Dollar Stamps scripture and then stamped lightly the Unity stable image and colored with light copic colors. Layered onto some Spellbinders decorative die cuts. The Berries and Birds designer paper was my inspiration for the colors. Found some older felt snowflakes I still have and added that to bring out the red berries a bit more. Some flourished pearls and ribbon to finish it off. Voila! 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

12 Days of Christmas with Santa

Good morning! Power Poppy is celebrating with our 12 Days of Christmas. Today is my turn and I am sharing this little goodie tutorial. I hope you check out the PP Blog for information on this darling little gift idea. 
:-)  Have a wonderful day.

Friday, December 1, 2017

12 days of Christmas

Happy Friday and welcome to Power Poppy's 12 days of Christmas. That's right the next 12 days on the PP Blog we will have some fun easy peasy tutorials to share with you! Here is what Marcy posted up on the PP Blog
For the next week and a half, get read for Power Poppy's festive and fun take on the 12 days of Christmas - a time to get inspiration to deliver that homespun charm not only to your loved ones but around your home as well. Each day starting today, our designers will be sharing ideas on all kinds of projects from home decor to accents for your holiday dinner table to ideas on how to package up those holiday goodies with style. 

And guess what? If you play along with us during any one of the 12 days and try our project at hand, link up your creation HERE and you'll be in the running for our Power & Spark 12 days of Christmas Challenge. That's right - you'll have 12 ways to enter. Play along once or try all 12 days for more chances to win at $50 shopping spree to the Power Poppy Shop! 

How fun is that? You get to create a little quick gift for someone and YOU might win the $50 in Power Poppy bucks for the month. Win win!  :-)  So check out Miss Katie's day 1 of our 12 days of Christmas. 

My creation today is a gift card holder using Rustic Rejoicing. I first stamped the image onto white cardstock and colored with various Copic markers. Then I cut around the image so that I could pop it up on dimensionals. I then die cut a layer of green cardstock to add as the base to the gift card holder. 

Added a little bit of sparkle and some sequins accents to the front. Below is the inside with a sentiment and shadow of an image from Under Glass Christmas Traditions stamp set. Voila! 

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