Monday, June 30, 2014

Power Poppy July Release ~ Day 3

Howdy Power Poppy Peeps!!  I can't believe we're already up to Day 3 of Power Poppy's July Release!!  I hope you've enjoyed seeing what the Bloom Brigade's been sharing and have been able to add to your Marcella Hawley floral collection.  I know I treasure all mine, and this Countryside Bouquet is no exception.  The fact that this collage of flowers has California Poppies in it, might have just pushed this over the top for me.  We literally have hillsides covered in these flowers in the spring, and it looks like God just took an orange paint brush and just splattered the hills!!  It's a sight to behold I tell ya!!

Here is some more inspiration for everyone:

Copics:  R39, R37, R35, R32, R29, R24, R20, RV14, YR09, YR07, YR04, Y08, FYG1, YG67, YG63, YG25, YG11, T5, T1


Stamps:  Countryside Bouquet (Power Poppy)
Paper:  White (PTI), Cryogen White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Tumbled Glass (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Copics, Circle Frame & Elements Die (Marianne Design), Grand Circle Die (Spellbinders), Border Punch (EK Success), White Grossgrain Ribbon, Flat Back Pearl (Wild Orchid Crafts)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Waltzingmouse Team Talk Peek

I'm sharing a project over on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Team Talk Blog.  And I'd love it if you dropped in for a visit!

Power Poppy July Release ~ Day 2

Hello friends!!  It's Day 2 of our Power Poppy Release and we have a beautiful Geranium digital image to share with you today.  I admit, I am used to seeing and growing red geraniums, but I thought I would google them and see if there weren't any other varieties.  I was pleased to see a Salmon Colored image so I went with that.  I also used the image as a reference for the leaves, because some geraniums have a distinct leaf color pattern.  The sentiment doesn't come with this release....I cheated and included it a day early....shhhhhh  I just thought the font style fit beautifully with this image.  I realize geraniums aren't the "wildest" of flowers, but hey....even us simple folks can bloom wildly....right?  ;)

Now, for some more inspiration, head on over to the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:

Copics:  YR82, YR02, R32, G28, G24, G21, G20, FYG2

Stamps:  Geraniums (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Wood (MME), Cryogen White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Copics, Grommet Tags (Spellbinders), Metallic Metal Dots (MME), Butterfly Punches (EK Success and Martha Stewart), Quickie Glue Pen, Rock Candy Glitter (Tim Holtz) 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Power Poppy July Release ~ Day 1

Woo-Hoo!!  The July Power Poppy Release has arrived!!  And this month Power Poppy's release is all digital this month so you get get them each day we preview.   I just adore this rose/strawberry arrangement from the new set Arranging Roses!  Isn't that vase just charming?  And the sweet little scissors?  Marcy thinks of everything!!  I decided to just frame this image with zero embellishing because I thought it should just stand alone.  It was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and colored with Copics.  Easy-Peasy!!

Now, are you ready for some more inspiration?  Check out what these Bloom Brigaders have to share:

Copics:  YR09, R07, YR04, YR00, G46, G43, YG11, B04, B02, B000, T5, T3, T1

Stamps:  Arranging Roses (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Cryogen White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Copics, Labels Eight and Decorative Labels Eight dies (Spellbinders)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Power Poppy July Release Sneak Peek...

Alright Power Poppy Fans....Marcy has designed 3 more of the most beautiful floral images, and you can get them lickety-split!!  Because, once again Power Poppy is offering images in digital form.  Starting tomorrow, the Bloom Brigade will be inspiring you with these gorgeous designs, and you just have to see what they've done with these new sets.  I know you won't be able to resist them.  Truly!!  And I can't wait to share my projects with you either.  So, be sure to stop by the next four days to see what's new at Power Poppy!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Play Ball with Power Poppy

It's time for another opportunity to be our next Power Poppy Peep of the Week.  For details on how you can participate, click HERE.

A few of the Bloom Brigade have some inspiration to share today using whatever stamp set inspired them that week.  I chose to use the Play Ball set because I hadn't had an opportunity to color that beautiful baseball collage yet.  What a beautifully designed image.  Marcy makes it super easy to color with her perfectly placed shadows and highlights.  I used a TON of Copics to color the image, and Popped up each layer with dimensional tape.  I have 3 layers with just the image.  Super fun!

I also created my own wood grained background.  I took 5 1 1/2" strips of Kraft card stock and ran my Onyx Black and Smokey Gray Versafine ink pads directly onto the Kraft.  I then took my White GK pigment ink pad and ran it over the panels to give a slightly white-washed look.  I did the exact same thing to my diecut star.  After the panels were inked, I laid them at a diagonal over a 5" square piece of Kraft cardstock, alternating colored panels, and glued them to the piece.  Then, just turn it upside down and trim off the excess.  It's super quick and easy.

That's it for today's project.  For some more inspiration, stop in for a visit at the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:

Here' the long list of Copics I used:  E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, E39, E37, E33, T7, T5, T3, T1, C7, C5, C3, C1, R89, R39, R29, R27, R24

Stamps:  Play Ball (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Cryogen White, Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black and Smokey Gray (Versafine), White (GK)
Accessories:  Copics, Star die (Spellbinders), Burlap Ribbon, Dimensional Tape, Mini-Staples (Tim Holtz) 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Power Poppy Peeps!!

Hello happy crafters! It's Friday and this week we have a brand new "feature" here on the Power Poppy Hot Spot i.e. the blog! This is not only a day when the Bloom Brigade will show you some of their latest creations, it's a day when we ask YOU to show us your stuff! That's right -- we want to see YOUR creations!

HERE'S HOW TO PLAY: All you need to do is use the linky, at the bottom of the challenge post, on the Power Poppy Blog and share a new Power Poppy creation. Just that simple! It can be anything -- a card, an altered item, a 3D creation, a set of cards, ANYTHING!
  • Use Power Poppy Stamps on your creation!
  • Link up your creation using the Linky on the Power Poppy Blog
  • Mention the Peep of the Week challenge in your blog or gallery post with a link back to this blog post
  • We'll accept entries up until Thursday @3PM EST and will announce the Power Peeps of the Week next Friday for our Peep of the Week post.
  • Peeps of the Week Winners will have their creations posted in a special gallery on the Power Poppy Pinterest Boards! 
  • All players from the 13th, 20th and 27th will have their names thrown into a hat and the winner will get to pick a FREE STAMP SET OF THEIR CHOICE! Woo hoo! 

Now, a quick description of my card.  I decided to stamp the Lavender sprigs onto vellum and color them with Copics.  Now, they don't blend well on vellum, and you have to heat set the ink (Tuxedo Black, Memento) before coloring.  So be conservative with the coloring.   You also have to use much darker colors in order for them to show on the vellum.  I like the soft overall look though.  I stamped the sentiment "Thanks Bunches", with Smokey Gray Versafine ink, directly onto the decorative paper.

Copics:  BV13, BV08, G96, G85

Need a little inspiration to get those creative juices flowing? Be sure to stop on by and see what these lovely ladies on our Bloom Brigade created this week!

Doesn't this sound like fun!!!  I hope you'll join in!  We'd love to see what you do with these gorgeous images!!

      Happy Stamping!

Stamps:  Lavender (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Vellum, Record It! (MME), Kraft and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Copics, Elegant Ovals dies (Spellbinders), Pearls (Kaisercraft), Wrinkled Ribbon, Button (PTI), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Congrats on your new home...

Hello my creative friends!!  I have a card to share with you that is dear to my heart.  My son is moving this weekend to a new home which he will share with his bride when he gets married this Fall.  We are so proud and excited for him.  We adore his fiance.  However, being from California, you can imagine our literal SHOCK that he would choose to move to "cold country".  That's just a little bit crazy in my book.  (sorry to all my Midwest friends...I love ya...just couldn't live there again.)  So, I decided, since I'm so far away, I thought I would put together a housewarming care package and include one of my "made from the heart" cards.

I was inspired by Monday's TLC484 challenge over on  We were to fill up our backgrounds using border punches or diecuts.  So, I took an EK Success border punch and created the lattice/basket weave type background and added some tags that were die cut using WMS's Stitched Tag Cutting Edge die.  The sentiments are from WMS's Gift Card It stamp set, and the little house is from the Alpine Christmas set.  I stamped it, along with the sentiments with Versamark, and embossed them with white to represent the cold and snow.   I figured I would let him know that we still love him, even though he's moving to the tundra.

That's it for today's card.  I hope I've inspired you to get crafty today!
Have a fun and fabulous week!!
     Happy Stamping!!

Stamps:  Gift Card It, Alpine Christmas (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Wood paper (MME), Kraft and Smokey Shadow (PTI), Red Bazzill)
Ink:  Versamark, Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress) 
Accessories:  Stitched Tags die (WMS), Classic Heart die (Spellbinders), Border Punch (EK Success), White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Twine (October Afternoon), Clothespins (The Funkie Junkie), Mini-Stapler (Tim Holtz), Dimensional Tape (Scotch)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Power Poppy June Release!!

It's finally here!!  Power Poppy Release Day has arrived!!  You can now purchase these new sets:  Lavender, Play Ball, Sassy Succulents and Dynamic Duo: Peonies and Tulips

Here to tempt you once again, is a card I made using one of the Lavender images!!  I LOVE the rustic can and the wildflower feel to this image, so I wanted to make the card really rustic.  I stamped the image, onto Kraft card stock, with Tuxedo Memento Black ink, and colored it with Polychromos pencils.  I then distressed the edges with some Gesso.  I die cut it with the Large Deckled Rectangle die (Spellbinders), and mounted it against a brick backdrop which I created by brayering white pigment ink onto Spellbinders' Brick M-Bossibilities folder and ran it through my Grand Calibur.  Lastly, I added some felt flags, a die cut "Happy Birthday" sentiment (Spellbinders), a doily and button.

That's all folks!!  But there's more inspiration to be viewed.  Here are the links to the fabulously talented Bloom Brigade:

I hope you've enjoyed the previews this week.  Thank you so much for your warm and encouraging comments.

         Happy Stamping!


Stamps:  Lavender (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Kraft and White (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black and Gray Flannel (Memento), White (GinaK)
Accessories:  Polychromos Pencils, Deckled Rectangles, Celebration Sentiments and Brick M-Bossibilites Folder (Spellbinders), Felt, Gesso, Button (PTI), String, Doily, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter)
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Site Design By Designer Blogs