Friday, May 12, 2017

Delft Flowers Always ~ Power Poppy

Happy Friday y'all!!  I have a very, and I mean V-E-R-Y Clean And Simple (CAS) Power Poppy card to share with you today.  My Mother-in-Law is Dutch, so I thought it would be nice to make a card with a Delft theme.  This was super easy to do.  I just used Word to open up my Flowers, Always digital image, recolored it blue, resized it, printed it out and diecut it.  I stamped the sentiment (from  Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips), with Onxy Black Versafine ink using my Misti.  Perfect placement every time!  Lastly I added some sparkle and dimension using some Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents by Nuvo.

That's it.  Easy-Peasy!!

Here's a close-up so you can see the Glitter Accents dimension better.

Power Poppy is having a sale, in honor of Mother's Day, so be sure to take advantage of this!!!  Check it out HERE!!
And Power Poppy has some new fun things happening!!  Click Here to find out more!!

For some more inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigaders:
Thanks a bunch for dropping by.  I hope you have a delightful weekend.

For those of you celebrating Mother's Day, I hope you have a happy and blessed one.  It's always a day of mixed emotions for me.  I am so blessed to be a mom to two treasured children and a Mother-in-law to the best Daughter-in-law one could ask for.  However, I lost my mom to cancer 22 1/2 years ago, and still miss her terribly.  Although I'm happy for her, because she is with the Lord, the void she left behind is a great one.

I didn't write this for any sympathy, I only wanted to include it because I know this can be a hard weekend for those who don't have good memories of their moms, or those who are enduring a loss of or illness of their mother.  So I pray you get to enjoy some peace and blessings during the days leading up to Mother's Day (which in my opinion can be the hardest), and the day itself.

Happy Stamping y'all!!!

Paper:  X-Press It, Bazzill
Ink:  Printer, Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies:  Scallop Borders (Pretty Pink Posh), Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents (Nuvo) 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Poppies Frame ~ Power Poppy
Wow!!  Is it really May already?  Where has this year gone?  Not only is it May, but it is a Friday, so I have a Power Poppy card to share with you, along with a new Power and Spark Challenge.  Kathy is challenging us in a super fun way.  She would like us all to "Frame It": either frame an image on a card, decorate a frame, or actually frame your project as a piece of home decor.  If you play along, you will be entered for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree at Power Poppy!!  For all the details, make sure you visit the Power Poppy Blog.

I decided to frame my sentiment with Power Poppy's Poppies image, as well as with a diecut.  I used my Misti to get the images at the exact angle I wanted as well as the sentiment placement in the diecut window.

The Poppies were colored with Copics and I added a little sparkle to their centers with with a Silver Spica pen, and a white little dot using a White Kirarina Wink Pen.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, and then was embossed using detailed white embossing powder by Sweet Stamps.  The front panel is also popped up using dimensional tape (Scotch) to give depth to the sentiment.

That's it for my project y'all.  

Check this out!!!
Marcella is releasing a new digi today called Plant Kindness today too.  If you are a lover of anything garden related, you will adore this new charming digital stamp set. 

Now, for some more incredible inspiration, be sure to check out what my fellow Bloomies have to share too.
CopicsPoppies ~ R22, R14, R21, R11, R01, R000, C8, C6, C5, C3 Leaves ~ G46, G84, G85, G43 Background ~ E43, E41, E50

Thank you so much for stopping and for your encouraging comments.  You are truly a blessing!!  I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  Happy Stamping!


StampsPoppies (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black (PTI), Bazzill
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Dies:  Stitched Oval Word Window (Die-Namics MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, White Embossing Powder (Sweet Stamps), Dimensional Tape (Scotch) 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sunset Sway ~ Power Poppy

Happy Friday!!  I'm back with some more Power Poppy inspiration for you all, and I had some fun with this new digital image called Sunset Sway.  I thought it would be a great idea to color the background like a sunrise since a sunrise and sunset were included in the sentiment.  While I was picking colors for the flowers, I thought, why not include the colors of the rainbow.  So, I have red Anemones, orange and yellow in the background, green leaves, a blue butterfly and purple Tulips. I don't normally work with so many brights, but I truly enjoyed making this (for me) bold card.  

Since my colors were so bold, I decided to keep the background simple with a peach mat, and a white diecut frame called English Picnic by Tonic.  I used Photoshop to add the sentiment directly with the image, printed it out twice and cut out each bloom and the butterfly.  I then burnished them and popped them up onto the image for some extra dimension.

Lastly, I added some Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops (Nuvo) to the diecut centers of the little flowers in the frame.

Here's a close-up angle so you can see the dimension a bit better.

That about sums up my project for today.  For some more incredible inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:

Copics: Anemones ~ R29, R27, R24, R22, R20, C8, C6, C5, C3 Tulips ~ V17, V15, V12, V01 Butterfly ~ B05, B02, B01. B00, C3 Leaves ~ G46, G24, G20, YG03 Background ~ Y00, Y11, Y13, YR00, RV02

Thank you all for dropping by!  I hope you have a delightful weekend!!
  Happy Stamping!


StampsSunset Sway (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Bazzill
Ink:  Printer
Diecuts:  English Picnic Rectangle Layering Die (Tonic)
Accessories:  Copics, Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops (Nuvo), Dimensional Tape 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Succulents and Butterflies ~ Power Poppy

Hello, hello, hello my friends!!  I'm back with another Power Poppy project and boy was this a fun one.  I love succulents and have quite a few outside my front door.  I love the colors, textures and depth of all the petals, and the fact that some of them even get some sweet little colorful blooms.  When I first saw Power Poppy's Succulent Singles, I knew I wanted to create a little succulent collage, so when I received this fun new Fluttered Fence Idyllics Embossing Folder and and Die set by Tonic, I thought they would be a perfect combination.

I started by stamping each main succulent 5 or 6 times.  I then numbered the petals according to which layer I wanted them so I didn't have to color each image every time.  The largest succulent has 6 layers, the pale one 5 layers, and the other two 4 layers.  Each layer was cut out, burnished (my tutorial can be found HERE) and added with dimensional tape.  I have a close-up below so you can see the individual layers.

The top panel was made with three layers also.  I layered the butterfly diecut over a piece of gingham decorative paper (Love Garden by Fabscraps) after embossing it with the included embossing folder.  I then diecut an extra white piece and hand-cut the butterflies, folded their wings and adhered them in their centers to give them depth.  I also added some Silver Moondust Glitter Drops (Nuvo) to the butterfly centers, as well as a few scattered sequins.

That's it for my project today.  But wait...there's more.....
It's Power Poppy's 3rd Birthday and Marcella really knows how to celebrate.

Now, be sure to stop by the following Bloom Brigaders for some more inspiration if you haven't already:

CopicsGreen-Blue Succulent ~ BG78, BG75, BG72, BG32, BG13, BG11, V17, V25 Peach Succulent ~ YR65, YR61, YR31, YR30 Purple Succulent ~ V99, V95, V91 Neutral Succulents ~ W5, W3, W1, W0 Leafy Succulents ~ G46, G24, G20

Thank you so much for dropping by.  I hope you have a nice restful weekend!

   Happy Stamping!

StampsSucculent Singles (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, White and  Soft Stone (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen and Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Fluttered Fence Idyllics Embossing Folder and Die set (Tonic)
Accessories:  Copics, Sequins, Silver Moondust Glitter Drops (Nuvo) 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Sweet Petunia Hop

Happy Friday y'all!!  Today is an exciting day for sure!!  The Power Poppy Bloom Brigade is teaming up with the Sweet Petunia Team to do a blog hop featuring the Misti and the new Misti Creative Corners!!  I tell ya, the Misti is a definite "go-to" tool for me.  I use it OFTEN!!  Seriously!  And I'm super excited to show you how I used it and its new Creative Corners.  They are easy, fun and super handy!! have two projects to share with you today, and I'm going to start with my Lavender card, using Power Poppy's Lavender clear stamp set, and Misti's Creative Corners.   

I knew I wanted to make a "sentiment square", so I took the two right angle magnetized corners and put them together to form a square.  Now the magnets do not want to be close together when they are the same side, so I flipped one angle upside down, and they pieced together beautifully so I could stamp the sentiment around the square.  I put the L-ruler along the bottom to keep the magnet square in place, and removed it when I wanted to stamp along the bottom.

I also used the Misti to place the lavender bag image directly in the middle of my sentiment square.  I stamped the bag a second time on a scrap piece of paper to color, burnish, and pop up with a dimensional square right in the middle to give the bag some depth.  The edges are all glued down flush with the base.

Next, I have a masculine card to share with you, using the Power Poppy clear stamp set Move the Soul.   I have to tell you, I had an awesome time creating the background for this one.  With the Misti, and its Creative Corners right angle triangle, it is so easy to create a sentiment pattern on an angle.  I love how lined up the background is. 

The Misti has measurements along the side and bottom, so it's easy to position the triangle and stamp every time.  I just slid the triangle down in 3/4" increments each time to stamp the checkered strip.  Easy-Peasy!

The next step was equally as easy to add the "congrats" sentiment with the same triangle. 

Lastly, I gold embossed the stars from the same Move the Soul set.  I used Versamark ink and Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger) and unlike the rest of the background, I free-handed the stars because I thought it would take too long to stamp the stars and emboss them using the Misti...too many steps for me. since it is the first Friday of the month, Power Poppy is issuing another Power and Spark challenge, which this time is provided by our dear, dear Julie!!  She has graciously provided 3 different sketches to try.  I used the middle sketch, with the banner, for my masculine card today.  I hope you will take the time to try out one of these 3 sketches.  I think they're super fun!! Besides, each time you participate, you have an opportunity to win some free Power Poppy stamp sets!  Now, that is inspiration if you ask me!!

That's it for my projects today.  I've provided a link list to all those participating in the blog hop today so you won't miss a one.  Each one of these gals is super creative and clever, so you'll want to make sure you stop by each of their blogs for some more inspiration and if you leave a comment on each blog, you will be entered to win one of two $25 Power Poppy Gift Code, or a Misti/Mini Misti.  Winners will be announced April 14 on this page of the Sweet Petunia blog for the Misti, and the Power Poppy blog for the gift code.  How cool is that!?!?!

Thanks a bunch for dropping by!!  I hope you've been inspired today!!  Have a super awesome weekend!!  And...

  Happy Stamping!


StampsLavender (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, White and Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Dies:  Classic Square (Spellbinders), Anja's Square Dies (Marianne Creatables)
CopicsBag ~ E47, E44, E43, E42, E42, Tags and Lavender ~ V17, V15, V12 Leaves and String ~ G28, G46, G24, YG23 Background ~ W5, W3, W1, W00 
AccessoriesMisti and Misti Creative Corners, Dimensional Tape, Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins)

StampsMove the Soul (Power Poppy)
Paper:  White and Black (PTI), Gold (Denami)
Ink:  Black Soot (Ranger), Versamark
Dies:  Stitched Fishtails (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse)
AccessoriesMisti, Misti Creative Corners, Eyelets (SU!), Gold Embossing Powder 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Sweet Memories ~ Power Poppy

It's Friday!!  Woo-Hoo!!  And I am excited to share today's Power Poppy card that I made combining two sets:  Sweet Memories and Move the Soul

The front panel is actually just one layer.  I hosted Inspire Me Monday, a few weeks ago on the Power Poppy Blog, inspiring stampers to use images in unexpected ways.  (You can view the post HERE.) And I thought it would be fun to use those same images again to create another border.  I started by taking the Rounded Rectangle die by Dienamics (MFT) and diecut a negative space into copy paper, laid it over my X-Press It panel and taped it down to reveal a rounded rectangle opening.

I took my Ranger Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Black Soot) and lightly distressed inside the rectangle opening.  After that, I took the tire tracks and smoke images from the Move the Soul set and stamped around the borders, with Black Soot (Ranger Distress), to give it grungy look.  Next, I stamped the floral stems and peas, (from the Sweet Memories set) around the blackened border, with Whisper White (SU!) pigment ink and embossed them so the images would pop against the distressed background.

Now for the flower.  I stamped the Sweet Pea image directly onto the X-Press It cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it with Copics.  Now I know Sweet Peas aren't normally red, but I took creative license and colored mine red because I thought the bold color looked good with the grungy distressed background.  Lastly, I added some splattered ink with watered down Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress Inks, some Sequins, and a burlap string bow.  Oh...I also added a sweet little "hello" sentiment, from the Sweet Memories set, towards the bottom.

For some more creative Power Poppy inspiration, stop by Stacy's blog

That's it dear friends.  I hope I've inspired to you get creative today.

Copics: Sweet Pea ~ R39, R37, R35, R32, R30, G28, G46, G24, YG23

Thanks a bunch for dropping by!  Have a great weekend!  And....
  Happy Stamping!


StampsSweet Memories and Move the Soul (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black and Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black Soot, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Whisper White (SU!)
Dies:  Rounded Rectangle (Dienamics), Rectangle Stitched Die (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder (SU!), Sequins (Pizzazz Aplenty), Black Burlap String 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Peony Muse ~ Power Poppy

Hello, Hello, Hello!!!  I am so excited to be posting again.  I am just in love with the newly released set Peony Muse!!!  Seriously...IN...LOVE!!!  These blooms are just a delight to color and they are so full of dimension!  I also love that each one is separate with a variety of leaf groupings and berries!  The floral collages one can create are just endless!!

I wanted a bunch of vintagey layers, so I used a variety of dies, each individual bloom and a bunch of leaves and berries!!  I colored each one up with Copics, cut them out and burnished each one to give it some extra dimension!  I also added some Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse to all the diecut pieces to give it a touch of vintage elegance.

Here's a bit of a profile pic so you can see the shimmer a bit.  If you click on the image, it shows it even more.

That's about it folks.  But there is some more inspiration for ya!!  If you haven't stopped by the following Bloom Brigade really should.  These gals have serious creative skills!!
CopicsPeonies ~ V91, V99, RV95, V93, Y08, Y17, YR16, YR18, E18 Leaves ~ G20, G85, G82 Berries ~ B97, B95, B93, B91

Thank you so very much for dropping by!  I hope you have a blessed weekend!!

Happy Stamping!!


StampsPeony Muse (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Pion
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Dies:  Scallop Frames (Pretty Pink Posh), 5 X 7 Heirloom Legacy, Tapestry (Spellbinders), Circle Mesh (Kaisercraft)
Accessories:  Copics, Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse (Nuvo), Burlap String, Button (PTI), Rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty), Dimensional Tape (Scotch)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tiger Lily XL ~ Power Poppy Spring Fling Release
It's Power Poppy Spring Fling Release day and we've saved the biggest release for last!!  Seriously!! Today we are featuring a new image called Tiger Lily XL.   This Tiger lily is huge!  It's truly a 4x4!  So fun!  You don't have to color up the whole image either.  It's super trendy right now to just show close-up photos of different parts of a flower.  I wanted to tackle this big boy though and colored the entire thing and had a ton of fun too.

I started by stamping the Lily with Eggplant Memento ink, and the leaves with Pistachio Memento ink.  I colored them with Copics and then I cut it them all out, and burnished them to give more dimension.  If you're interested on how to burnish, I did a tutorial over on the Power Poppy Blog a couple of years ago.  Click HERE for detailed instructions.

Copics:  Lily ~ V01, V09, V17, V15, V12, Y02 Stamen ~ Y02, V12, V01, R89, R59, R56, E27
Leaves ~ YG99, YG97, YG95, YG91

If you haven't already, be sure and stop by the rest of the Bloom Brigade blogs for some more inspiration!

Thanks so much for dropping by!!  I hope you've enjoyed the new previews of Power Poppy's Spring Fling release!!

  Happy Stamping!

StampsTiger Lily XL (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, White (PTI), Fairy Dust (Kaisercraft)
Ink:  Eggplant and Pistachio (Memento)
Dies:   Madison Square: New York Collection (Creative Expressions)
Accessories:  Copics, Dimensional Tape 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Artful Display ~ Power Poppy March Release

Hello y'all!!  We have some more Power Poppy inspiration for you today featuring 2 more stamp sets:  Artful Display and Peony Muse
I chose to work with Artful Display, because lets face it...I love anything vintage.  I started by stamping the plates onto copy paper, photo copied them onto Pion decorative paper and Minc'd them with white foil.  I stamped the sentiment with Onyx Black Versafine onto the same paper and punched it out using a Stampin' Up punch.  I embossed the background and added a sweet little diecut border and that's it.  Easy Peasy.

Check out what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has to share today:
That's it for today!  Now tomorrow is release day, and we've saved the biggest for last.  Seriously...the biggest flower stamp I've ever worked with and it's a beauty!  Can't wait to share it with you!!

  Happy Stamping!


StampsArtful Display (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Pion, Smokey Gray and White (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Black Versafine
Dies:  Scallop Borders (Pretty Pink Posh)
Accessories:  Minc Machine, Minc Foil, Flower Punch (PunchaBunch), Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Embossing Folder, 1" Corner Rounder (SU!)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Loving Tulips ~ Power Poppy Release Previews

Hello creative friends!  Have you been enjoying all the Power Poppy Previews?  Isn't Marcy incredibly talented?  I swear, she knows just what 's needed to add to our ever (delightfully) growing stamp collections!!  Today Power Poppy is once again featuring two new stamp sets:  Loving Tulips and Sweet Memories

I fell in love with this dotted "hello" the minute I saw it!  I have another fun idea I'll be sharing next week with it too.  So many ideas!!  I started by stamping the "hello" sentiment onto vellum cardstock (PTI) with Black Onyx Versafine.  I like that ink because it stamps really clean onto all surfaces.  However, you HAVE TO WAIT until it dries!!  And it takes awhile on the vellum because it can't soak into the paper.
I backed the circle with the same dp that I framed it with and diecut it using the Scallop Circle die by Pretty Pink Posh.  The sweet little Scallop Border was also diecut using a Pretty Pink Posh die.

Lastly, I added the darling sentiment and a charming little punched daisy to finish it off.

No coloring today peeps.  Just stamps and ink.

For some more inspiration, check out the blogs of my fellow Bloomies.  These gals have some serious creative skills!!

Once again, I have another preview to share with you tomorrow.  It's quite the unique set and is just lovely!!  So I hope you'll drop by again.

  Happy Stamping!

Stamps:  Loving Tulips (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, #Me (Kaisercraft), Vellum and Smokey Gray (PTI)
Ink:  Black Onyx (Versafine)
Dies:  Scallop Circles and Scallop Borders (Pretty Pink Posh), Standard Circles (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Daisy and Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart)
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