Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Meet the Bloom Brigade


With a little bit of the story of Power Poppy unveiled yesterday, today we get to share some of the "faces" that will help bring Power Poppy to full bloom! We affectionately call this fabulous and fierce team "The Bloom Brigade" because as you'll soon see - each one has a wild an beautiful facet that they bring with them to this very creative team! Want to learn a little more about this wildly talented force of artistic talent? Marcella asked each of us a question and many of them made us say... "Hmmmm...." Just click HERE to see for yourself! 

So what did I get??? 
Q: Words I live by......
A: You can only do what you can do.  In other words, do your best but you can’t do anything about things outside of your control and you can’t be super woman either!  For so long I felt that I had to do it all, work, kids, craft, family, church and had trouble saying ‘no’ to people because I didn’t want to feel like I was letting people down.  But there comes a time when you realise that you are burning yourself out and you have to take a look at what is a priority.  These days I work 4 to 5 days a week, have three kids in primary school (and they play sport, have homework, assignments etc...) and also do my crafty stuff as my ‘escape’ time.  Sometimes you have to slow down, breathe, and enjoy the little things, sing, laugh more and worry less.  I do what I can, try not to feel bad when I say no because I just can’t squeeze one more thing into my schedule and try to be a good Mum, wife, daughter and friend.    


These wonderfully dynamic women all have different "sides" to their lives! See what makes their creativity click! Learn a little more as you hop on over and see.....

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Tomorrow, we get one step closer to the big sneaks with a peek into Marcella's sketch books. What inspired her first Power Poppy release? She'll share with all of YOU!

9 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Amen! Oh Kathy that was me years ago trying to please everyone with "ys here, Yes there" and finally I just couldn't do it all. Everyone was happy but ME. Balance is what God has taught me over the years as well. Seriously I HAVE to come visit you as I know we would fit perfectly together as long lost friends. :-) You are super woman girl! Excited to be on this adventure with you. Enjoy today or evening as I type this for you. hee hee Hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

Such good words Kathy! Hard to learn, but we live so much better when we do them. Hugs to you lady - half way cross the globe!

dpkennedy said...

We all start out trying to be supermom, don't we? Very well said beautiful lady! If I ever get to Australia I will be sure to take you out shooting! What a trip that would be! Looking forward to creating with you!

Helen said...

Very Wise Words!! Seems I've heard them before - Ha!

Leslie Miller said...

Amen, sister! I don't know how you manage it with the kids and the job. I've got the job and the dogs and that just about does me in. Kathy, I'm MOST excited to be on this team with you. I've admired your work, as you well know, and now I can get to know YOU better, too. Happy day!

Katie Sims said...

What a beautiful picture, Kathy! I just I love the pure joy on both of your faces. I can just tell that you are one awesome mom..not to mention one incredible card designer and Copic genius!;) I am so looking forward to getting to know you and I can't wait to see where this adventure takes us all! Sending big hugs across the ocean....:)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Yep...you get it Kath!! Like you, I used to try to be all things to all people, and got seriously burnt out! I still struggle with it at times, and am a work in progress, and I'm sure you have your moments too. But I'm so glad that stamping is your release because we get to enjoy your artistry because of it! I'm so looking forward to designing with you on this awesome team!! This is going to be so much fun!!

Dawn B. said...

We women put soooo much stress on ourselves. It is hard to sit back and realize it sometimes. You are one busy lady. I am really really looking forward to stamping with you. I Love your work.

Julie Koerber said...

Did you ever think that you have this wonderful wisdom because you come from the future? LOL!!! I still laugh at your voice mail message!! Good for you for knowing when to say no -- It's been one of my new year's resolutions for about, oh, 5 years now!! I am hoping you rub off on me! So glad to have you here on this "powerful" journey!!! We are going to have a fun ride!

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