Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Happiest Holiday 2017 Release Hop ~ Power Poppy



https://powerpoppy.com/It's finally here!!!!  Power Poppy Release Day has arrived at last!!!  And what a week of previews it has been!!  I hope you've enjoyed all the sneak peeks and are eager to get to the Power Poppy Store and start your shopping.  First, a few more projects to inspire!!!  The Bloom Brigade are all sharing one more design to show you how beautiful and versatile these new Happiest Holiday 2017 sets are!!!

Today, I'm sharing a card focusing on the gorgeous floral spray from the Winter Wonderland set, and a sentiment from the Glitter House Village set.  I think they go together beautifully, showcasing how versatile Marcella's sets are.

I wanted to create a different background to make the image pop, so I diecut the Stitched Fishtail (Elizabeth Craft Designs), left the X-Press It cardstock inside, stamped the image over the die, and made a mark every 1/4" on the top and bottom (With the .03 Copic Liner) and connected the dots.  I then colored every other stripe with Copic Marker 110.  The hard part was figuring out where to color behind the image.  Then, I just colored the image, added the sentiment and a few sequins.  I liked the shape as it was, so I just cut a back to match.

CopicsPoinsettia Petals ~ R89, R85, R83, R81 Poinsettia Stamens ~ G16, G14, YG21, R24, E31 Hellebores ~ V17, V15, V12, YG25, YG23, YG21 Leaves ~ YG67, YG63, YG17, YG25, YG23 Berries ~ Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11 Stripes ~ 110

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Power Poppy is offering a Promotion Special for this grand release too!!   










That's it for me for this fabulous Happiest Holiday 2017 release!!!  If you haven't visited the other Bloom Brigaders, you really should.  Those gals always pull out all the stops!!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Power Poppy

Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind comments this past week.  You all are very appreciated!!

I hope you have a week filled with blessings!!
  Happy Stamping!! 
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StampsWinter Wonderland, Glitter House Village (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X- Press It, Black (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Stitched Fishtails (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Stitched Fishtail Flag (MFT Die-namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Black Silk Ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Happiest Holiday Release Previews ~ Glitter House Village


Hello friends!!!  I hope you've been enjoying a really nice weekend.  We received some much needed rain yesterday, and it helped clear up some of the smoke in the air from all the CA fires.  I am so very thankful!!  Coloring this charming little village scene with the church centralized really helped me reflect on all that I am grateful for.  

http://powerpoppy.com/collections/happiest-holiday-collection/products/glitter-house-village
I'm in a vintage mood right now I think because I can't help going all soft and pinky with all my coloring lately.  So here you have it again today.  Power Poppy is featuring this sweet little Glitter House Village and it has a bunch of sweet background and filler images.  LOVE them!!  Today, the village is colored with copics and I added a sprinkling of glitter to all the snow and ornaments.  The diecut background is also glittery, but it's hard to see in this photo.

CopicsHouse 1 ~ R85, R83, R81, C02, C0, C00, Y15 House 2 ~ R22, R21, R20, RV02, C02, C0, C00, Y15 Church ~ C02, C0, C00, Y15, E53 Wreaths and Trees ~ G21, G20, E53, E51

That's it for my project today.  If you haven't checked out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs, be sure to stop by for a visit.  They have really done some super special things with this set.
Thanks so much for visiting!!  
  Happy Stamping!
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StampsGlitter House Village (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Bazzill
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Snowflake Background  (Penny Black), Stitched Rectangle and Scallop Stitched Rectangle (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Copics, Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), Dimensional Tape (Scotche) 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happiest Holiday Release Previews ~ Flowering Santa



http://powerpoppy.com/collections/happiest-holiday-collection/products/flowering-santa
It's day 4 of the Power Poppy Happiest Holiday 2017 previews!!  I hope you have been enjoying a small peek into all the new sets.  What's really cool, is we're only half way!!!  And today, we're sharing, what I think is the sweetest and most charming Santa EVER!!!  I mean, who thinks of putting flowers and leaves in a Santa's beard?  Marcella of course!!  She is so creative and clever and I LOVE how she thinks out of the box!!

I chose to use soft colors for this Flowering Santa; soft blues, violets, pinks, yellows and grays
And don't you just love his laugh lines?!?!?!  He just oozes "jolliness".

I cut him out and burnished the entire image, popping up the flowers and his mustache.  You can see the dimension a bit more below.


He's popped up over a stitched diecut frame, and I added some Glass Effect Gel (Viva Decor) along with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the snowflakes (in the background) and the flowers and Holly leaves.  

I did some ink isolation with the sentiment to break it up and make it horizontal instead of vertical.  For a tutorial on how to do that easy-peasy, click HERE.

Copics ~ B01, B00, BV31, YG11, YG000, C2, C0, R20, E11, E00, E000

That about sums up today's project.  If you haven't already, you'll want to check out what the rest of the gals have done with this charming fellow:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
 
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

I hope you are enjoying all the peeks!!
  Happy Stamping!
 
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StampsFlowering Santa (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Cozy Christmas (MME)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Die (Waltzingmouse), Snowflake Borderabilities (Spellbinders), Stitched Oval Window (Die-namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), Quickie Glue Pen, Dimensional Tape (Scotch)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Happiest Holiday Release Previews ~ Rustic Rejoicing


Howdy friends!!  Welcome to day 2 of our Power Poppy Happiest Holiday Release Previews!!  Now that was a "mouthful".  ;)  I would like to start by saying...Minc'd images are BUGGERS to photograph!!!  Seriously!!  So, if you could, please use your imagination a bit when looking at the photos...

http://powerpoppy.com/collections/happiest-holiday-collection/products/rustic-rejoicing
Today the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade is featuring the new set Rustic Rejoicing.  I have quite a pinecone collection.  Some really, REALLY large ones in fact.  I display them in a rather ginormous antique bowl that I leave out year round.  I just can't bear to put them away.  So, when I saw this image, I was delighted to say the least.  
I decided to try something new to me.  I have a Minc Machine that I've used often with Marcella's images, but I had never colored the image before Minc'ing it.  I never dreamed Copics would work with Toner ink.  But after seeing Power Poppy Instant Gardener Elizabeth Zaffarano's Instagram post (saffronkingfisher) on coloring an image and Minc'ing over it, I knew I had to try it. She showed it off so beautifully!!!

Showing the depth of color without the shine was quite a challenge, so I will try and post a little video on Instagram today so it's easier to see. ( tosh.l )

The image was colored with Copics, and Minc'd with Champagne Foil. 
  


That's it for me today, y'all.  I hope you've been enjoying all the previews so far.  There is so much more to see, and it's so exciting!!  

Check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Thanks for visiting!!
  Happy Stamping!

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StampsRustic Rejoicing (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Mirror Gold
Ink:  Toner
Dies:  Stitched Fishtails (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Stitched Fishtail Flag (Die-namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Minc Machine, Champagne Minc Foil,  Twiggy Christmas Embossing Folder (Couture Creations)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Happiest Holiday Release Previews ~ Snow Kissed

 

Hello Power Poppy friends!!  Today is the first day of 8 days of previews and then a final hop on the 9th day!!!  That is a LOT of Power Poppy goodness to take in, so I hope you're ready for the ride!!  Marcy has pulled out all the stops with these designs, and the Bloom Brigade is in full force with gorgeous samples!!!
https://powerpoppy.com/collections/happiest-holiday-collection
Today we're starting with a set called Snow Kissed.  Isn't that sweet?!?!?  Its two main images are a snowman and a stuffed stocking.  But Marcella didn't stop there.  She added a fantastic variety of filler images as well as some beautifully fonted sentiments.

I chose create a card with the stocking as the focus, along with a sweet "Merry Moments" sentiment.  The word "Merry" looks cross-stitched, so I dotted the stitching with a red Copic to highlight it.






CopicsStocking ~ BG78, BG75, BG72, BG11, BG70, R37, E47, E44, E43, E41 Package ~ R39, R37, R35, YR27, YR24, YR21 Tree and Pine Bough ~ YG97, YG95, YG93 Background ~ W2, W0

That's it for today's project.  Be sure to visit the following Bloom Brigade Blogs for some more inspiration.  

Allison Cope
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here


Tomorrow I have a Minc'd project to share with you, so I hope you'll stop by.  So fun!!

Thanks for visiting!!
  Happy stamping!

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StampsSnow Kissed (Power Poppy)
Paper: Winter Wonderland (Simple Stories), X-Press It, Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Copics, SugarDots (Prima)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Feeling Fall ~ Power Poppy

 

Happy Friday my creative friends!!  I have to tell you, I am feeling so very thankful today.  I LOVE my family!  I LOVE my church!!  I get to design with the absolutely most wonderful and talented paper crafters, and for the sweetest and ultimate artist!  And, although we are suffering with really poor air quality, due to so many surrounding fires here in California, we are safe and blessed!  There are so many who need prayers in our state right now though: Those who have lost homes and property and those who are fighting to save what they can.  So, if you can, please take a moment to remember all those who are suffering from natural disasters, at this time, all over the United States and World.  Unfortunately, there are so many!

Now, onto my card for today...I needed some Thank You cards for some incredible ladies who helped me decorate our church for a large Women's event this past weekend.  Fortunately for me, Power Poppy has many stamp sets that can be used for Thank You's.

I chose two sets to work with today:  Feeling Fall and So Grateful

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2017/10/october-power-spark.html
Our sweet and talented Bloomie Stacy, has challenged us to make Mini cards this month for our Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge.  So I decided it would be fun to make mine an Easel Card.  Here's a link to an Easel Card Tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.

I colored my image, from Feeling Fall, with Copics, cut it out, and adhered it to a piece of decorative paper that I stamped the image on also so I had an already made background.  I didn't want to tackle cutting out the berries.  haha  The sentiment is from Power Poppy's So Grateful clear stamp set.



Here's a close up of my card closed.  It's a really easy interactive card to make.  You can make it any size or shape.  I hope you'll give it a try

Copics: Orange Pumpkin ~ E99, E97, E95, E93  Gourd ~ BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90 White Pumpkin ~ W5, W3, W1, E93, BG90 Mug ~ B97, B95, B91, E95 Berries ~ R37, R35, E95 Stems ~ E79, E77, E74

That's it for my project.  Be sure to check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs for some more inspiration:

Christine Okken
Stacy Morgan 

  Happy Stamping!

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StampsFeeling Fall, So Grateful (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Kraft and Smokey Shadow (PTI), Amber Moon (Prima)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Fence and Vines (Tattered Lace), Stitched Rectangle Word Window and Double Stitched Square (Die-namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Burlap String 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Autumn's Opulence ~ Power Poppy


Hello creative friends!!!  I have a Power Poppy card to share with you today that I made using the new digital image called Autumn's Opulence.  It has such a beautiful variety of flowers and was a delight to color, let me tell ya!!!  I thought it would be fun to leave some negative space by dividing the image, and and then Minc'ing the sentiment (from Power Poppy's Vibrant Thanks set) onto Acetate.  I adhered the acetate to the back of the flower panels and  then popped it up over the yellow dp.  I love the shadows the sentiment gives over the background.  It's kind of like a floating sentiment panel.  Super fun!!


Copics:  R39, R37, R35, R32, YR27, YR24, YR21, YR0000, YG95, YG93, YG91, YG21, E44, B39, B37, B34, B32, W10, W8, W6, W4, W2, W0

That's it for my project, but you'll want to check out what the other Bloom Brigaders have to share:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
---you are here
 

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/We also have a new Power & Spark Challenge for this month, hosted by our super sweet Bloomie, Stacy!!!  All you have to do is create a mini-note/card that is smaller than 4".  That's it.  And if you link it up at the bottom of the Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge Post, you will be entered to win a $50 Power Poppy shopping spree!!  For real!!!  That is quite the deal!!  So I hope you'll join in on the challenge!


That's if for me today y'all!!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

  Happy Stamping!


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StampsAutumn's Opulence Digital, Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black and White (PTI), Classique:Beauty (Authentique)
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  A2 Curved Borders One (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Minc Machine, Black Minc Foil, Silk Ribbon (Stamp Simply Store), Rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty), Dimensional Tape (Scotch) 
 
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