Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Scrumptious Raspberries by Power Poppy

Hello peeps!!  It's the 25th of August, and that means Power Poppy has a new digital stamp available for ya.  Today, we're sharing the new Raspberries set called Berry It!  Don't those raspberries look absolutely delicious?!?!  Marcella is so gifted at making images so realistic!  And these raspberries are no exception!  They are exquisite.

I had to actually restrain myself and left a lot of white space.  I didn't add any color behind the berries, and I didn't add any embellishments because I thought the berries shown beautifully on their own.  I just added an embossed background and voila...finished.  Told ya...restraint!!  ;)

That's it for my card, be sure to check out what the following Instant Gardeners have to share.  You won't want to miss a stop, I assure you!!

Cheryl Scrivens
Debbie Olson
Jennifer Dove

CopicsRaspberries ~ R39, R37, R35, R32, R01, YG97, YG95, YG23, YG00 Leaves ~ G99, G94, G85, G40, YG95, YG23 Blossoms ~ C2, YG23

Thanks for stopping by.  
   Happy Stamping!

StampsBerry It! (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black (PTI)
Ink:  Printer
Accessories:  Copics, Weave Embossing Folder (We R Memory Keepers), Dimensional Tape 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Caffeine Ladened Happy Birthday

My son is quite the coffee drinker, so I thought it would be fun to make a "coffee" card, with a gift card included inside, for his birthday.  I used a few Waltzingmouse dies, along with the Waltzingmouse set We go together.  I paper-pieced the coffee cup after dicutting out the base (with the coordinating We go together die set) out of burlap designed dp.  I then popped it up with dimensional tape onto a tag that I diecut using the Stitched tags die set.  

The frame took a bit more work.  I diecut out the leaf frame (using the Stitched Rectangles die set), then I took the same die, laid it over some black decorative paper, and traced the inside of the die, with an exacto knife, so I could have a perfect matting.  I then glued the leaf frame to the black piece and trimmed around the outside of the frame so the inside and outside had a nice clean, crisp, black matting.  Easy-peasy and I like the dimension it gives.  It's also popped up with dimensional tape.    

I stamped the sentiment "Happy birthday" (from the set Hello, Happy, Thanks), with Onyx Black Versafine ink, directly onto some decorative paper and fussy cut them both out.  Happy is popped up also with dimensional tape.

Lastly, I added a little "coffee" strip that I Ink Isolated from one of the sentiments in the We go together set.

That's about sums up today's card.

I hope you get a chance to get inky this weekend.  It's therapeutic I tell ya!!

Be sure to stop by on the 25th for a peak at a new Power Poppy digi.  It's delicious!!

   Happy Stamping!!


StampsWe go together, Hello, Happy, Thanks (Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Barista (Basicgrey), White (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Library Clip (SU!), Hemp (Hemptique), Dimensional Tape 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Shabby Chic Ranunculus ~ Power Poppy

Hello creative friends!  It's Friday already, and that means it's time for some Power Poppy inspiration.  Cindy challenged everyone, last week, to make something "Shabby Chic".  So of course I knew I'd have to play along.  Although I love working with different styles, I tend to gravitate that direction quite a bit.  I also hadn't had a chance to work the the newest digi release called Ranunculus.  Aren't they exquisite?  I used some rose, coral and yellow hues to give them a vintage feel.  I didn't realize that this similar color palette was used by the super sweet and talented Kathy Jones too.  *sigh*  Subconsciously I guess I was channeling Kathy.  Not a bad artist to channel though...that's for sure.  :)

I colored the image with Copics, distressed all the edges and added a bit of sewing to give it a good vintage feel.

That's it for my project today.  Be sure to check out what the following Bloom Brigaders have to share:

Copics:   Flowers: Rose color ~ R85, R83, R81 Coral color ~ R32, R30 Yellow color ~ Y28, Y23, Y02 Flower center ~ T7, T5, T3, T0, YG07 Leaves: YG95, G85, YG03 Background: W6, W4, W2, W0  I went over the flowers and leaves randomly with E31 to add a warm vintage feel to them.

Thanks for dropping by!  I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!

Happy Stamping!


Stamps Ranunculus (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Debutante (Prima), Bazzill
Ink:  Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Copics, Seam Binding Ribbon (PrairieBirdBoutique), Sequins, Gold Glitter Heart (Studio Calico), Stick Pins (Wild Orchid Crafts and Petaloo), Lace, Sewing Machine, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter) 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Box of Doughnuts

Hello creative friends.  I have a fun little card to share with you today, and there's actually a story behind the idea.

Every Monday thru Saturday, at 9:00 am my Mother-in-Law serves coffee and cookies to anyone who stops by.  My MIL and FIL have a shed on their farm with a large picnic table, along with other tables and chairs, for the overflow.  It's decorated with fun pictures, various ribbons (from horse shows), and a wood burning stove for the winter months.  Business men, salesmen, bankers, politicians, friends, and many others know that if you want to meet with most of the guys (6 brothers),  go to coffee, and you will catch at least half of them there on any given day.  Let me tell you, there are always interesting stories to be heard and told too.  People from all over the United States, and even other countries have stopped in for coffee, or for a tour of my Father-in-law's antique carriage collection.  He raises Friesian horses as do many of his sons.

So, you're probably wondering what this has to do with my "box of doughnuts".  Many visitors bring doughnuts to coffee.  And for family members' birthdays, doughnuts, or a cake, are brought in.  Now, my Father-in-law is diabetic, so I thought I'd make him a "sugar free" box of doughnuts for his birthday this year, using one of Waltzingmouse's newsest sets called Dinky Doughnuts.  They are super fun, and as you can see, you can decorate them in many a fun way.

I used all VersaMagic pigmented ink because I wanted to add some Clear Embossing Powder to the "frostings".  I used my Misti to line up the different doughnut layers and had fun decorating them with different frostings and sprinkles.  I did find, that for me, layering them worked better if I stamped the frosting first, then the border.  I also embossed the frosting before adding the "cake border".  I then cut them out free handed and created a mini-box attached to a card.  It's 3 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I cut the window out using one of Waltzingmouse's newest dies called Stitched Rectangle.  I like how it has the stitching on the negative piece, not just the diecut piece.  It worked beautifully to give my window a finished edge.  I then added some Acetate to the window, and woila....a mini-doughnut box.  Here's a straight on shot so you can see the doughnuts without a glare.


I added the Happy Birthday sentiment from Waltzingmouse's Man of the Hour set, and that was it.  My FIL is not a frou-frou kind of guy.  He's a seasoned farmer.  No frills, nothing fancy...thus the rather plain box.  I think the doughnuts pop though.  

That's it for today's project.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you are blessed with a wonderful rest of the week and weekend.  I know I'm going to take it easy.  We've been crazy busy lately, as I'm sure most of you have with the summer coming to an end.

Happy Stamping!

StampsDinky Doughnuts and Man of the Hour (Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Kraft (PTI), Acetate
Ink:  Gingerbread, Jumbo Java, Red Brick and Turquoise Gem (VeraMagic), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Onyx Black (Versafine)
DiesStitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:   Score-Pal, Dimensional Tape, Clear Embossing Powder

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Power Poppy Sunflower Digi

Hello friends!!  I am so excited to share today's card with you!  Once again, it's time for another Power Poppy digi release, and today.......it's a SUNFLOWER appropriately called Sunflower Power!!!  When I first found out what today's release was going to be, I was checking my email via iphone, while stuck (seriously stuck) in LA traffic.  Let me tell you, there were no happy campers in that car.  So when my daughter saw me joyfully raise my hand up in the air she was really confused.  She actually asked if I was having a "coming to Jesus" moment.  The ornery child.  I was like....ah....no...I just found out I get to color sunflowers.  Hello!!!!  That calls for a raised "hallelujah" hand!!  *grin*  Seriously though, sunflowers are my all time favorite flower with Gerberas coming in a close second.  Now, that could be because they are very similar, but I'm not going to over think it.

So, for my Sunflower Power image, I colored it with Copics twice and popped up the outer portions of the image (Paper tole).  I also burnished the backs of the flowers for a little more dimension.  I printed the sentiment directly onto the the decorative paper and the rest is pretty self explanatory.

Now, if you haven't already, you so need to check out the blogs of the following Instant Gardners and Bloom Brigade:
Copics:  Sunflower: YR14, Y15, Y13, E44 Sunflower Center: YG05, E49, E47, E44, E43 Leaves:  G17, G14, YG05, E43

That's it for today y'all.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow.  I have a super fun card to share that I made for my Father-in-law's 87th birthday.

Happy Stamping!


Stamps:  Sunflower Power (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Walking in the forest (Maja Design), Kraft (PTI) 
Ink:  Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  A2 Curved Borders One, Classic Ovals (Spellbinders), Mixed Media Thinlits (Sizzix)
Accessories:  Copics, Burlap String, Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Power Poppy August Release Hop

It's here!!!!  Power Poppy's Color Me Grateful August Release is finally available for purchase!!  And I saved my favorite image for last!!  

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and I have a "pumpkin addiction".  I have way too many, yet I can't stop myself from purchasing some each year.  So when I saw this charming image (So Grateful) with a pumpkin floral arrangement sitting on a darling chair, I nearly swooned.  Yep....my all time favorite image I think.  Although Marcy does make it hard to choose a favorite.  

I colored the image with Copics and layered it upon some Core Impressions cardstock (Core'dinations) that I sanded to show the texture better.  I then layered the sentiment over the bottom corner and added a trio of pearls.  Another CAS card from me today, but I LOVE the happy colors!!  I'm so ready for Fall, and our Fall doesn't really come until November.  We're topping off the week at 106-108.  So not good.  So I'm thinking happy Fall thoughts right now.

Here's a link list of the Bloom Brigaders in case you haven't seen them all yet!!

CopicsChair: BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11, C5, C3 Pumpkin: YR07, YR04, YR00, YR27 Leaves: YG99, YG95, YG93, YG21 Dahlias:  R35, R32 Daisies:  Y38, Y17, Y08, C8, C0 Thistle: V17, V15, V12 Flowers: R35, Y38, Y08 Grass:  YG07, YG05, YG67, E43, E44

Thank you so much for visiting this week!  I hope you've enjoyed all the peeks!!  Be sure to stop by Power Poppy for all the new Color Me Grateful sets!!

    Happy Stamping!

StampsSo Grateful (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Core Impressions (Core'dinations), X-Press It Blending, Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Copics, Pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty) 
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