Saturday, August 1, 2015

Power Poppy August Release Day!

Hello Everyone! Have you seen the sneak peeks over the last few days just waiting for Release Day to come around?  Well wait no more, the August Power Poppy Release - Color Me Grateful is now LIVE!!!  Today all three sets, Happy Crabapple, Well Played and So Grateful are ready to fly off the shelves........ which one is YOUR favourite???

Today I've used Happy Crabapple for my Hop Card!  This set features a clear stamp version of the Flowering Branches digi that was released a while ago but now is paired up with three small images and four sentiments!! I've used the small flower image - it's just so dainty and pretty!  I actually stamped the sentiment from Happy Crabapple first and then stamped the image four times around it and coloured them with Copics (RV00, RV32, RV34, RV66, G40, G43, G46, E21).  I've then cut it out with Small Circle Nestabilities and while still in the die, I've used my B0000 Copic to colour around the blooms - this will leave a nice crisp white edge that is still in the die.  I've matted this with pink cut with Marvelous Squares. The base of the card is pink, layered with white (pierced around the edge) and some Cherry Blossom DP.  Down the side is a piece of Botanical Tea DP with white ribbon over the top.  To finish I've added a bow and some rhinestones for a bit of sparkle!  :)

Stamps - Happy Crabapples (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Pink, White, Kaisercraft Cherry Blossom DP, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Small Circle Nestabilities and Marvelous Squares, White Ribbon, Bow Easy, Clear Rhinestones, Paper Piercer

The Bloomies have some amazing creations to show you today that you won't want to miss, so make sure you pop by and say hello!!
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!!  :)

Friday, July 31, 2015

So Grateful

Hello Everyone! It's Day Three of the Power Poppy August Release and today the Bloomies are showcasing another new set called So Grateful!  This set has two beautiful images and a range of sentiments to choose from.....but I couldn't go past this gorgeous chair and pumpkin scene!  I don't normally reach for the orange/yellow/peach combos, but I've gone outside of my comfort zone for this one to create a more Autumn feel.

I've used a base of cream, layered with Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.  I've trimmed all the corners on these layers with a corner rounder (another thing I don't do very often!).  Around these, I've attached some May Arts Mesh and green ribbon.  I've stamped the image and sentiment from So Grateful in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics (E42, E43, E44, E47, E87, G40, G43, G46, YG61, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y11, Y15, Y17, YR12, YR16, YR18, YR09, R00, R02, R05, R24, YR31, YR30, W1, W3).  To finish I've added a green bow and a couple of buttons.

Stamps - So Grateful (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cream, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Copics, May Arts Mesh, Green Ribbon, Bow Easy, Buttons

The Bloom Brigade have so much inspiration for you today, so make sure you pop by these blogs and have a peek!
That's all for today, pop by tomorrow for the Release Day Hop and join in the fun!  Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Well Played!

It's time for the August Power Poppy Release!!!  Yippeeeeee!!!  Yesterday some of the Bloomies sneak peeked Happy Crabapple, if you missed it, make sure you pop by the Power Poppy blog for all the links!!  Today's awesome set is perfect for the Tweens and Teens (or those just young at heart) called WELL PLAYED!!!  I have my own kids as well as nieces and nephews in this age bracket so I'm STOKED that this set is out now!  Now this set does lend itself more towards the females in this age group, however my eldest two are boys, so I've used the headphones to make it into a Rockin' Boys Card!

I've used a base of red, layered with black and cream and then used several scraps from my Kaisercraft Attitude paper pad to create the card front.  Next I took another piece of cream and airbrushed it with several matching colours and then randomly stamped images from Move the Soul in Rhubarb Stalk and Gray Flannel.  I've stamped the image from Well Played in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics (R24, R29, R59, C1, C3, C5) and then fussy cut it out.  I've attached the image to circles of cream and black.  I've also cut some black with Sprightly Sprockets and placed it under the vertical panel.  The sentiment was stamped, cut out with circle nestabilites, pierced with a paper piercer and then coloured the 'ROCK' with R24 Copic and popped it up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a couple of silver brads to the top corner.

Stamps - Well Played, Move the Soul (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Red, Black, Cream, Kaisercraft Attitude DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets, Large and Small Circle Nestabilities, Paper Piercer, Silver Brads, X-press It Foam Tape

Now let's see what fabby and funky projects the Bloomies have for you!!
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Power Poppy SALE!

OK, so I had plans to make a Christmas Card to show off some of the fabby stamps in the Happiest Holiday Collection, but my life just didn't roll that way today, so I just have to tell you the news.......  It's a Power Poppy Sale......but only for ONE DAY, so you have to be QUICK!!!  You can get 20% off all stamps from the Happiest Holiday Collection (8 Christmas Stamp Sets to choose from)!  As an added bonus, you can also purchase the newest digi in the Power Poppy Collection - Hollyberries for only $3!  If your Christmas card list is as long as mine, then you'll be wanting to get started on this year's cards and why not grab them while they are on sale!  :)

Friday, July 24, 2015


Hello Everyone!  It's Power Poppy Friday and some of the Bloomies are showing off their latest creations!  Don't forget you still have time to enter the Power and Spark Challenge - but only until 31st July - so get out that paper and play along!!  You can find all the challenge details HERE

Did you see the newest digi to the Power Poppy family??  It's Ranunculus!!!  Aren't these blooms simply gorgeous!  Ranunculus come in a variety of colours, so just imagine all the pretty things you can make with this set!  :)

I've used a base of cream and layered with Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I've taken another piece of cream and embossed it with Spellbinders' Cabbage Roses embossing folder (I thought it would work as a ranunculus background!) and then attached ivory lace, dark cream ribbon and some cantaloupe ribbon around it.  I've printed the Ranunculus image on X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics (R00, R02, R05, Y00, Y15, Y17, YR00, YR12, YR18, YG61, YG63, YG67, W1, W3, Y26) and cut it out with Labels 28.  I've matted it with cantaloupe cut with Decorative Labels 28 and popped it up on X-press It Foam Tape.  To finish I've added a bow to the ribbon and a couple of Kaisercraft Chino Pearls to the corner.

Stamps - Ranunculus (Power Poppy)
Ink - Printer
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cream, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Embossing Folder, Ivory Lace, Dark Cream Ribbon, Cantaloupe Ribbon, Kasiercraft Chino Pearls, X-press It Foam Tape

The Bloomies have lots of gorgeous inspiration for you, so make sure you pop by these blogs....
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Garden Fireworks

Hello Everyone!!  It's Power Poppy Friday and today I've been playing with one of the new Power Poppy Digi images called Garden Fireworks and if you look at the original image, you'll see that I've cut off about half of it and then enlarged it into this beautiful feature image!'s just so pretty with the papery poppy, wonderful Alliums with their globes of flowers and a dash of catnip!  Although Alliums don't grow on my continent, they are very similar to Agapanthus which I have in my garden!

I've used a base of pink bazzill and layered with white cut with A2 Divine Eloquence and another piece of pink cut with Labels 28.  Around this I've attached a sheer white and pink satin ribbons.  I've downloaded the Garden Fireworks image, opened it up in Photoshop Elements and erased the parts that I didn't want to use.  I've then resized it to height I needed and printed it out on X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics (RV00, RV32, RV34, BV11, BV17, V01, V15, V17, V91, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG03, YG63, YG67, BG0000, BG000, BG11, BG13).  I've cut it out with Majestic Labels 25 and popped it up on foam tape as shown.  To finish I've added a bow and a couple of buttons.

Stamps - Garden Fireworks (Power Poppy)
Ink - Printer
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pink Bazzill, White
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence, Labels 28 and Majestic Labels 25, Sheer White and Pink Satin Ribbons, Bow Easy, Buttons, X-press It Foam Tape

Let's see what the other Bloomies have been up to today!

Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Power & Spark: Hang Some Paper

Hello Everyone!!  It's the first Friday of the month and that means it's time for a new Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge!!  This month our lovely hostess is Leslie who has challenged us to Hang Some Paper.....which means, dive into that pile of scraps (you KNOW what I'm talking about) and use 3 different patterned paper (or more) and make a card and play along with us!!  Don't forget, by playing along you can WIN a Power Poppy stamp set of your choice!!!  You can find all the deets on the Power Poppy Blog!

I've used paper from the Spring Bloom paper pad and I had lots of scraps in there just waiting to be used!  I've taken three coordinating pieces to create a background panel layered on top of some Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar and white card.  Around this I've added a piece of mesh and topped it with green ribbon.  I've stamped the Flip Flops Best Day Ever in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (RV25, RV29, YR12, YR18, YG11, YG13, YG17) and cut these out with scissors.  I've created a 'beach towel' by rolling a piece of DP (a plainer piece from the same paper pad) and snipping the edge to create a fringe.  I've stamped the sentiment, also from Best Day Ever, in Memento Rich Cocoa and glued it to the front of the card.  I've popped the flip flops up on foam tape and finished with a few dew drops.

Stamps - Best Day Ever (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, White, Kaisercraft Spring Bloom DP
Accessories - Copics, Mesh, Green Ribbon, Dew Drops, X-press It Foam Tape

Pop on by these Bloomies Blogs and see how they've used paper for today's challenge!
That's all from me today, I sure hope you're inspired to stamp and you'll play along with us this month!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Save the Date

Hello Everyone!  Today's card was a request from a friend of mine.  Next year is her parent's 50th Anniversary and she wanted a card to make them 'Save the Date' for a special week-end that they have planned!  She did have a request to have the date on the card, so I had to go digging into my retired JustRite stash for a font set.

Speaking of JustRite Papercraft, as many of you probably know by now, the owner of JustRite is closing the Consumer Website and that also means that the JustRite Design Team has been let go.  This has been very sad for our team as we have been a tight group personally as well as professionally - I love these girls!  I remember starting with JustRite in June 2009.....can you believe it, 6 years ago!  It has been a sad time for all of us, but now it is time for us to move in different direction, that includes our leader Kellie Fortin who now has new horizons to explore - I'm sure we'll find out more soon!

For this card I've used a base of white and layered with gold and more white embossed with an embossing folder.  Around this I've attached a piece of white ribbon.  I've then used Filigree Corner Dies by JustRite to cut the gold corners and embellished with Prima flowers and Foliage Flourish die cuts.  I've created the sentiment using the Save The Date sentiment from Summer Words (ret.) and the date made with a retired font set. It's been cut with Large Oval Nestabilities and matted with gold cut with Elegant Ovals and popped up on X-press It Foam Tape.

Stamps - Summer Words (ret) and Retired Font Set (JustRite)
Ink - Versafine Black
Paper - White, Gold
Accessories - JustRite Filigree Corner Dies, Spellbinders Foliage Flourish, Large Oval and Elegant Ovals, Prima Flowers, White Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp.


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