Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Power Poppy Hop Day!

Hello Everyone!!  Have you been following Power Poppy and the Bloom Brigade over the last few days???  If you have you'll know that there are SEVEN new clear stamp sets available RIGHT NOW!!!!  YAAAAAAY!!!!  Whether it's florals, cakes, sympathy, sentiments or celebrations this release has you covered!!  It's time to party and you can find the Midsummer Stunner release HERE!!

It was soooo hard to choose which set to use for today's hop, but in the end I chose Tea in the Garden - don't you just *love* this cake!!!  Happy Sigh!  I've paired it up with a sentiment from Nice Things to Say - another set from the new release!



I've used a base of Blushing Bride and layered with Chocolate Chip and some MME DP.  Across this is a piece of white punched with a border punch topped with some random spotty paper from my stash.  I've stamped the cake image from Tea in the Garden in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (E23, E25, E27, E50, E51, R30, R32, R35, R37, YG91, G40, G43, G46, G12. G82, Y11, N1, W0, W1, W3).  This has been cut out and popped up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape.  I've then stamped the sentiment from Nice Things to Say and cut it into a notched tag and tucked it underneath the image.  To finish I've added a few enamel dots to the corner.

Stamps - Tea in the Garden (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Blushing Bride, White, Chocolate Chip, MME DP, Random DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Decorative Labels 22, Fiskars Border Punch, Enamel Dots, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

You thought this day was exciting enough with SEVEN new clear stamp sets now available in the store???  Well Marcy turned it up a gear and now, if you buy $70 worth of products from the store (doesn't have to be from this release, could be digis - anything that is in stock!).....you get $10 OFF!!  Just make sure you add the Discount Code and make that dollar go a little bit further!  How many are on your wish list??????  :)


Don't miss all the gorgeous creations the Bloom Brigade have for you today and have one more peek at all the latest goodies in the Power Poppy store!!
Hope you've enjoyed not just today's blog hop, but all the release days this week and that you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Party Time!!!

Hello Everyone!!!  It's PARTY TIME........or should I say, Day Four of the brand new Power Poppy Release and I just love today's sets!!  So fun and perfect for celebrating all sorts of occasions!!  I'm using Party Time today (but heads up, I'll be showing off Tea in the Garden tomorrow for Hop Day!), I very nearly swooned when I saw this fabby stack of pressies just begging to be all prettied and coloured up!  :)  I don't know about you, but I make LOTS of Birthday cards, so this is a *must have* set for my arsenal!!  :)


I've used a base of pink and layered with white, some green checked DP and topped with white cut with a stitched rectangle die and embossed with an embossed folder.  I've created an oval frame with Elegant Ovals and Large Oval dies and popped it up on foam tape.  I've stamped the presents from Party Time in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics (RV00, RV52, RV55, G40, G43, G46, E50, E51, E53, C1, C3) and then fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a few buttons.

I realised that I didn't leave any room on the front for a sentiment, so I've decorated the inside, added a strip of matching DP, stamped the sentiment from Party Time and die cut it and glued it to the inside.

Stamps - Party Time (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pink, White, DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Large Ovals and Victorian Tags, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Buttons, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape, Scissors, Glue

Why not Party with the Bloom Brigade and pop by and see what gorgeousness is waiting for you!!!
That's all from me today, make sure you swing by tomorrow for Power Poppy Blog Hop day and all SEVEN sets that you've seen over the last few days will be available in the Power Poppy Store!!  Which one is YOUR favourite???  Hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Dream Wedding

Helloooooo Everyone!!  Today we have not one, but TWO new Power Poppy stamp sets to show you!!!  SQUEEEEE!!!  I'm only using one of them, so make sure you hop around the blogs to see all the sneak peeks!!  Let me introduce..... DREAM WEDDING!!  This set has four gorgeous images to choose from and I combined two - the bottle of bubbles and glasses!  Of course you could use either all on their own as well!


I guess my card could be used for any sort of celebration, not just a wedding - that's the fun of creating isn't it!

I've stamped the bottle and glasses from Dream Wedding in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (YG61, YG63, YG67, B00, B12, B14, E50, E51, Y21, Y26, Y28, YG11, YG17, C0).  I've cut this to size and matted with So Saffron (pierced top and bottom) and attached the sentiment, also from Dream Wedding, as a notched tag to the bottom.  I've glued this to the front of the card made of So Saffron, layered with White and some DP.  To finish and add a touch of sparkle, I've added some gold sequins!

Stamps - Dream Wedding (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, So Saffron, White, DP
Accessories - Copics, Paper Piercer, Gold Sequins, Scissors, X-press It Clear Gel Glue

Can't wait to see what the other Bloomies have made with the amazing new sets???  Pop by these blogs and have a peek!!
That's all from me today!  There are TWO new sets being sneak peeked tomorrow, so check in to the Power Poppy Blog and see what's new!!!  I'll be back on Monday with even more new stamps to see!  Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, June 24, 2016

Soothing Sympathy

Hello Everyone!!  Exciting times today as the Bloom Brigade bring you Day 1 of the brand new Power Poppy Release!!  Today we bring you..... Soothing Sympathy!


We know it has been a while since the last clear stamp set release and many of you will know that Marcy - owner and illustrator of Power Poppy lost her dear mother in February.  Losing a loved one is never easy and it's always hard to find the words to bring comfort to those grieving.  This set has beautiful images and soothing sentiments perfect for those difficult occasions when you just want the recipient to know that you care.

There are a few images to choose from in Soothing Sympathy, but I was drawn to the butterfly.  I don't know if this is the case in all countries (or even all hospitals for that matter), but when my Uncle passed away in the palliative unit two years ago, they put a picture of a butterfly on the door.  It's a way of letting people know, without having to say the words.  So when I saw the butterfly, that's what I wanted to use.  There was also this curvy spring of flowers and I thought how nice it would be to put the two together with the sentiment underneath.  It's been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (YR01, YR12, YR16, YR18, B00, B12, B14, YG61, YG63, YG67) the cut with Circle Nestabilities and matted with Marina Mist cut with Tear Drop Circles.

The rest of the card is fairly simple made with Marina Mist, white and Maja Designs DP, add some ribbon and a bow, a pretty border and finish with a few Crystal Drops in the corners.

Stamps - Soothing Sympathy (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Marina Mist, Maja Designs DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Circle and Tear Drop Circle Nestabilities, Fiskars Border Punch, White Ribbon, Bow Easy, Neptune Crystal Drops, X-press It Clear Gel Glue

The Bloom Brigade have some beautiful cards to show you today so make sure you pop by and leave a little love!
That's all for today, make sure you pop back tomorrow to see what we have on Day 2, you're going to love it!!  Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Rose and Prayers

Hello Everyone!!  It's Power Poppy Friday and I've got a card using the brand new digi stamp that was released this week called Rose and Chamomile!  This new set has the flower and sentiment I've used in my card along with another image of the rose surrounded by chamomile flowers.  Want to see them all?  You can find Rose and Chamomile HERE in the Power Poppy Store!!

I started by colouring the rose in my lunch break at work (I always get funny/curious looks when I colour at work!) using my Copics (G40, G82, G85, G99, E21, RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99).  When I went home I've fussy cut it with a pair of scissors.  The card originally was meant to be a bit simpler, but it just kept morphing with lots of layers!  The base is dusty pink layered with kraft and some maja designs dp.  Across is more kraft layered with Very Vanilla cut with A2 Bracket Borders One topped with some dusty pink ribbon.  The main panel is dusty pink cut with A2 Divine Eloquence topped with an oval of kraft, and an oval of vanilla.  I've cut an oval of pink and then cut it with Basic Lattice and adhered it to the front of the card.  I've popped the Rose from Rose and Chamomile up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape.  The sentiment has been printed and cut into a notched tag and attached it as shown.  To finish I've added some pearls to the corners.

Stamps - Rose and Chamomile (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Dusty Pink, Kraft, Very Vanilla, Maja Designs DP
Ink - Printer
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence, A2 Bracket Borders One, Large Oval, Small Oval, Basic Lattice Dies; Dusty Pink Ribbon, Blush Pearls, Scissors, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

I think the Bloom Brigade have been busy playing with this beautiful new set - why not pop by and see what they've been creating and leave a little love!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Don’t forget about the Happy Mail Challenge at Power Poppy this month!  Enter a creation and you could win a Power Poppy set of your choice!
That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Hello Everyone!  Today I have a flashback card for you!  This one was made during my Dirty Dozen time at Splitcoaststampers and I love how relaxing and beachy this one is.  Considering it is Winter and the sky is grey and rainy, I felt a little sunshiney happiness was in store.  I know those of you who live in the Northern Hemisphere are either basking in the Summer sunshine, or will be very soon so hopefully this will bring a smile to your face and happy, relaxing seaside memories.

Stamps - Happy Retirement (ODBD)
Paper -  X-press It Blending Card, Teal and Kraft Cardstock, Kaisercraft Tropicana DP
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Teal Zeal
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Large Circle and Stately Circle Nestabilities, Twine, Deco Fan Border Punch, Rhinestones, Foam Tape

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

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Best Wishes Geraniums

Hello Everyone!  There are things happening over at Power Poppy today!!  If you missed it on Friday - there's a BRAND NEW CHALLENGE!!  It's called Happy Mail - make a card 'Just Because' and slap a stamp on it and pop it in the mail!  You can find all the deets HERE!

But that's not all!!  Power Poppy are hosting a fun-filled weekend over at the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends’ Facebook Page -- ALL WEEKEND LONG! Play along and be a Power Poppy Peep all weekend long! Grab your favorite coloring medium and let’s see what you’ve got. Feeling fruity? Ready to Blossom? Need to crank up the tunes? We feel your passion! Now, put it on paper and show us your finished colored Power Poppy image. Put your link as a comment in the Power Poppy post on Passionate Paper Creations & Friends' Facebook page and we’ll draw one lucky winner to nab a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop.

Colour a Power Poppy image using your favourite colouring medium (which for me is Copics of course!) - are you kidding me?  How easy is that!!  What???  Did I hear someone whisper they don't have any Power Poppy stamps yet??  Well you can fix that RIGHT NOW with the Power Poppy SALE!!

10% OFF thru SUNDAY
Stock up on Power Poppy stamps to play! Enter discount code MORECOLOR at checkout to get 10% off any clear or digital stamp sets that your little heart desires! We can’t wait to see what you pick and help make blossom with your creative skills. (In-stock clear sets only, offer ends Sunday, June 5th at midnight central).

I actually whipped up this card a while ago but hadn't had a chance to blog it.  Don't these geraniums with their happy faces just make you smile??

Stamps - Geraniums Take Two
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Old Olive, Pink, White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Labels 28, Pink Ribbon, Bow Easy, Clear AtYou Spica Pen

WHEW! That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp to play along with either (or BOTH!) challenge and don't forget the SALE!  :)


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