Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tea in the Garden ~ Power Poppy


Woo-Hoo!!  Power Poppy's Release Day has finally arrived!!  You can now purchase any of these fabulous new sets!!  How exciting!  I know I adore them!  Gorgeous images, and the most perfect sentiments!  For my final card today, I used the MFTWSC180 sketch with the beautiful cake from the new Power Poppy set called Tea in the Garden.    The sentiment is from the Power Poppy set called
Party Time.  

I thought it would be fun to make the frosting look like a chocolate ganache, so I colored it with some darker brown tones and added some Glossy Accents to it to make it shine.  I also added Glossy Accents to the cake stand.

I did a little something different with the sentiment too.  Have you ever embossed with white on black cardstock and found that you are having a hard time getting every little white fleck of the embossing powder off?  (And yes, I do use an anti-static pad before embossing.)  Well, I thought I'd try using my Minc machine with Opaque white foil, and it did absolutely beautifully!!!  No stray flecks!!  All you have to do is stamp your sentiment on copy paper, run it through a copier with toner, add your white foil and run it through the machine.  Perfection, I tell ya!!  

Here's a close up so you can see the shine better, as well as the beautifully "Minc'd" sentiment.

Copics: Frosting ~ E49, E47, E44 Cake ~ E55, E53, E51, E50, W1 Strawberries ~ R29, R27, R22, R20, G28, G24, G20, YG00 Doily ~ BV31, G00 Cake Stand ~ G00, G0000 Flower Center ~ Y15

I have some great news to share with you too!!  You can get
$10 OFF when you spend $70 or more at powerpoppy.com

Just use discount code: STUNNER10 at checkout.  This discount is not limited to just the newly released sets either.  It's good until July 1, and can be used with any of the Clear Sets, Digital sets, or a combination of both.

That's it for me today!!  Be sure to stop by my fellow Bloom Brigaders for some more delicious inspiration!!  They never disappoint!!
Thank you so much for visiting today!!  I hope you've enjoyed all the previews for this month's Power Poppy Release, and I hope you have an absolutely fantastic rest of the week!!

  Happy Stamping!

StampsTea in the Garden, Party Time (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Amour (Carta Bella), X-Press It, Black and White (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Fishtail Flag and Stitched Fishtail Flag (Die-Namics MFT), Scalloped Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse) 
Accessories:  Copics, Minc Machine, White Foil, Sparklet (Kaisercraft), Enamel Dots (MME), Gold Artist Pen (Pitt) 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Party Time ~ Power Poppy

 http://powerpoppy.com/products/party-timeIt's celebration time my friends!!  The 4th of July is coming soon, so I thought I'd make a celebratory card focusing on that theme with this darling slice of cake from the new Power Poppy Clear Stamp set called Party Time.  Included in this set is a sweet little banner (that I colored "flag style" also), as well as a fabulous variety of sentiments.  I colored the cake slice with Copics, and added some sparkly dots using my Quickie Glue Pen and some Micro Fine Opaque White Glitter (Glitter Ritz).  For the candle flame I used some Prisma Glitter (Hero Arts) for a little extra sparkle.  

I also got out my Minc Machine for the silvery border, and lastly I added some Sequin Stars (Pretty Pink Posh), as well as some rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty) to add to the shiny celebration.

For some more inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigaders:
Copics: B37, B24, B21, R39, R37, 432, Y38, Y02, Y00, C3, C00

That sums up my project for today!  But please stop by for an extra little inspiration before shopping tomorrow.  Yep...all the stamp sets will be available for purchase tomorrow!!  Woo-Hoo!!!

Thank you for stopping by and for all your kind encouragement these past few days.  I love stamping and coloring, and when I get the privilege of reading your kind comments, it blesses me and encourages me to keep creating.  Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!!

  Happy Stamping!

StampsParty Time (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Red and Blue (Bazzill)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Postage Stamps, Standard Squares (Spellbinders), Double Stitched Square (Die-namics MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Minc Machine, Minc Foil, Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Star Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Microfine Opaque White Glitter (Glitter Ritz), Prisma Glitter (Hero Arts), Quickie Glue Pen, Dimensional Tape, White Signo Gel Pen 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Dynamic Duos: Foxglove and Ranunculus ~ Power Poppy

http://powerpoppy.com/products/foxglove-and-ranunculusHello once again!!  I hope y'all have been enjoying the Power Poppy previews these past couple of days!!  Well, I have another to share with you.  It's an image that was originally digital, but for those of you who like to work with stamps, this Foxglove image will now be available as a clear stamp.  The set will include two favorite floral images and is called Dynamic Duos: Foxglove and Ranunculus.

Once again, I colored the image with Copics, and diecut it using an oval frame called Oval Majesty (Spellbinders).  I also added a topper using just the top piece of a diecut square called Floral Assortment (Spellbinders).  Lastly, I added some sequins...no surprise there.  ;)

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the following Bloom Brigader Blogs:

CopicsFoxglove ~ R24, R22, R20, R00 Leaves ~ YG67, YG63, YG61 Bees ~ Y11 Background ~ E00, E000 Vintage ~ E30

Thanks for dropping by!!  I hope you'll visit again tomorrow for some more previews!!

  Happy Stamping!!


StampsDynamic Duos: Foxglove and Ranunculus (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Always and Forever (Kaisercraft)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Oval Majesty and Floral Assortment (Spellbinders), Scalloped Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Copics, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Dream Wedding ~ Power Poppy

http://powerpoppy.com/products/dream-weddingHello friends!!  I'm back with another preview of one of Power Poppy's newest Clear Stamp sets that will be released June 28.  Today's card features the cake image from the set Dream Wedding.  And isn't this set so appropriately named?  This cake is seriously a dream.  Keeping with the "dream" theme, I wanted to keep it light and airy so I used really light Copics and left all the berries and blooms white.  I also added some glitter...hello...it's a wedding.  A dreamy one at that.  So glitter was a priority on this card.  *grin*  Lastly, I framed it with a Lacey Oval diecut (Spellbinders), as well as an elegant Gemini Border die (Creative Expressions)

Below is a closer look so you can see the sparkle.  It's very subtle, but it has an elegance about it irl.

That's it for today's card.  Be sure to check out the rest of the Bloom Brigade to see what they have to inspire you with:

CopicsCake ~ R12, R01, R000 Leaves ~ G00, G0000, YG41 Cake Plate ~ BV31

Thanks for visiting!!  Tomorrow we will be featuring a couple of new fabulous sets!  So be sure to stop by again!!

   Happy Stamping!!

StampsDream Wedding (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Save the Date (Teresa Collins)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Standard and Lacey Ovals (Spellbinders), Gemini dies (Creative Expressions)
Accessories:  Copics, Transparent Warm Highlight Micro Fine Glitter (Glitter Ritz), Quickie Glue Pen, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Friday, June 24, 2016

Soothing Sympathy ~ Power Poppy

http://powerpoppy.com/products/soothing-sympathyHello, hello, hello!!  I am so excited to start sharing some Power Poppy previews with you today!  On June 28, Power Poppy will be releasing 7 new Clear Stamp sets!!  How cool is that!!!  And today, we're previewing a beautiful Sympathy set called Soothing Sympathy.  It has sweet little sprays of flowers with some gorgeous and encouraging sentiments.  

I started by stamping the soft floral spray, and dicut the curved rectangle leaving a window for the inked sentiment.  I then embossed the front panel and popped it up over the sentiment for some dimension.  Lastly I added some ribbon to the corners and adhered the front panel to a large intricate die for the base.  That's it.

For some more inspiration with this set, check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:

Copics: Flowers ~ RV17, RV14, RV13, RV10 Leaves ~  YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Thanks so much for visiting!!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a peak of another new fabulous set!!

    Happy Stamping!

StampsSoothing Sympathy (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Spun Sugar (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Stitched Rounded Rectangles (Die-namics ~ MFT), Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse), 5x7 Mystical Embrace (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Christmas Vineyard Embossing Folder (Couture Creations), White Stitched Satin Ribbon (SU!), Dimensional Tape

Friday, June 17, 2016

Rose and Chamomile ~ Power Poppy

Hello friends!!  Are you ready for the weekend?  The only thing I have planned for this weekend is stamping my heart away!  Power Poppy will be releasing 7 new Clear Stamp Sets this next week, and we will be hopefully inspiring you with some fabulous ways to use them starting June 24.

But first...I have a card to share using Power Poppy's newest digital image called Rose and Chamomile.  The Instant Gardeners showcased it on the 15th.  In case you didn't get to see what these uber talented designers shared, here is a link to the Power Poppy Blog which includes a link list to all those participating.

I went a "tad" whimsical with my rose today.  My daughter informed me, that for me, this is whimsical.  However, for true whimsical artists, this isn't even close.  See all the white dots I added?  Now that's whimsy..........for me.  I think I got a bit carried away, but I think it's rather fun.

I also hauled out my Minc Machine again.  I hadn't used it since Christmas, and thought this beautifully elegant rose deserved to be framed in the most elegant way I could.  So, I photocopied the Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight die (Spellbinders) onto White Cardstock, added Matte Gold Foil over it, and ran it through my Minc Machine.  I then diecut it using the same die, and this is the result.  Isn't it just so delicate and shiny?  For the sentiment banner, I first printed out the sentiment, layed the banner die over it (it has to have an opening to work), then ran it through my photocopier.  After that, I added the Matte Gold Foil, and once again, ran it through the Minc Machine.  I LOVE how it's framed.  I have a close-up view below.

I wanted the background to be embossed, and didn't have an embossing folder large enough to cover the whole background, so I split it in two.  I decided where I wanted a blank area to be for the ribbon, marked it with a faint pencil line, and embossed each end up to that line.  I then scored a couple of lines on the back side to frame the blank strip.

Now, I also wanted the background to have a matte gold frame, and didn't have a die large enough to Minc the border.  So I cut the matting to size, rounded the corners, and used my 18KT Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon) to edge it.

Lastly, I added an organza ribbon which I lightly (and I mean lightly) heated with my heating tool to give it some curves and texture.  If you hold the heat tool too close for too long, the ribbon will melt into a blob.

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2016/06/so-much-happy.htmlWhew...that's finally it for today.  Be sure to stop by the following Bloom Brigaders for some more inspiration this week.

And don't forget to join us for our Power and Spark Challenge.  Cindy is encouraging us to send some Happy Mail, and we would love to see what you come up with!! 

CopicsRose ~ BV08, BV17, BV13, BV02, BV00 Leaves BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90, E55, YG0000, Pods ~ Y17, Y15, Y13, RV63 Chamomile ~ RV55, RV63, R35, YG05, C3 Background ~ C4, C2, C0

Thanks for dropping by!
   Happy Stamping!


StampsRose and Chamomile (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, White (PTI)
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  Labels 28, Decorative Labels 28, Ribbon Banners (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Minc Machine, Photo Copier, Embossing Folder (We R Memory Keepers), ScorPal, Organza Ribbon, 18KT Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon), White Signo Gel Pen, Dimensional Tape, 1" Corner Rounder (SU!) 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Wishing you a "Reely" great day ~ Power Poppy

Hello my creative friends!!  It's finally Friday, and I have two Power Poppy cards to share with you today.  The first one was made with one of the newest digital sets Reel Deal, and my second was made using another masculine Power Poppy set called Play Ball.

I colored the Reel Deal image with Copics and decided to make it look like it was all laid out on a dock.  I hand drew the dock and Colored it too with Copics.  I'm a little heavy handed with my Copics, so my dock doesn't look all worn and weathered like I imagined.  But you get the idea, right?  

I also added some Clear Wink of Stella to the fishing line because fishing line always looks shiny to me.  Lastly, I burnished everything in the image to give it some texture, and added the sentiment with a little diecut flag and a mini-staple.

Copics:  Hat and Fishing Rods ~ E47, E44, E43, E41, BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90, R14, B04, B02  Lures ~ B04, B02, YG01, R14, YR09, YR00, YR04, Y17, YR00 Floor ~ N7, N5, N3, N1, N0, E43, E41, Multiliner 0.3

I made this baseball shaped card for a nephew that plays softball.  I diecut it using the smallest Grand Circle die by Spellbinders, and used Power Poppy's Play Ball set along with a diecut star and enamel dot to finish it off.  It's very CAS, but it fits him perfectly.

We'd love it if you joined us for our Power and Spark Challenge too.  You could win a free digital or clear set from Power Poppy!!  For all the details, visit this link to the Power Poppy Blog.

That's it for my projects today.  For some more inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigaders:

Thank you so much for dropping by today!  Have a super fantastic weekend!!  I know I plan on it!!

Happy Stamping!

Fishing Hat
Stamps:  Reel Deal (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Smokey Gray (PTI), Recycled Carboard
Ink:  Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse), Stitched Fishtail Flag (Die-Namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Wink of Stella, Mini-Stapler (Tim Holtz)

StampsPlay Ball (Power Poppy)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Ink:  Antique Linen (Ranger Distress), Love Letter (Memento), Black Onyx (Versafine)
Dies:  Grand Circles, Star (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Enamel Dot

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Reel Deal ~ Power Poppy

Hello my creative friends!!  Power Poppy is releasing 3...yep 3 digital sets today, and they are perfect for the guys in your lives.  Reel Deal, Leaping Trout and Fly Guy.  I decided to use the Leaping Trout with sentiments from the set Reel Deal.  The image is colored with Copics with some Clear Wink of Stella added to it.  Because if you've ever seen fish scales in the sunlight, they are beautiful and sparkly.  I lightened the sentiment "You're the Reel Deal" in Photoshop, and ink distressed using
Antique Linen and Forrest Moss (Ranger Distress Ink)

Below is a close-up of the image so you can see the sparkle.  If you click on it, it's a bit easier to see, however Wink of Stella is hard to see in photos.

That sums up my card for today.  Nothing too detailed, because my husband is a simple kind of guy.  He totally misses all the extras I usually add.  ;)

Copics:   Fish ~ BG99BG96, BG93, BG90, YG00, C1, C0, C00, R00 Water ~ B26, B24, B21, B000

Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for the links to all those who have inspirational projects to share today.

Thanks for dropping by!
    Happy Stamping!


StampsReel Deal, Leaping Trout (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Work Hard, Play Hard (Carta Bella), Smokey gray (PTI)
Ink:  Antique Linen, Forrest Moss (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Stitched Circle (Couture Cuts ~ The Ton), Stitched Rounded Rectangles (Die-Namics ~ MFT), Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles (JustRite Dies)
Accessories:  Copics, Mini-Clip (SU!), Twine , Dimensional Tape, Signo White Gel Pen

Friday, June 3, 2016

Hello Gorgeous ~ Power Poppy

I'm baaaaaaack!!  Finally!  It's been awhile since I've posted.  Shoot, it's been awhile since I've colored.  I kind of got in my own head, and just couldn't get started.  I'm sure y'all know how that is.  Well, I finally just told myself to just start, and here's the result.  

My dear friend Cindy has issued this month's Power and Spark Challenge.  And true to form, it's a thoughtful one!  Cindy has a heart of gold and this challenge speaks to that.  Here are the guidelines:  

The Happy Mail Challenge! How many times have you created a card only to have it sit in a basket waiting for that perfect occasion? This time, let’s flip that around and create a card with someone in mind and then, slap a stamp on that baby and put it in the mail! Keep in mind, we want this to be a card “just because.” Sure special occasions are important, but we want this one to be about simply sharing the love – not for birthdays or graduations or anniversaries—a “just because you care” kind of card for someone you’ve had on your mind. The challenge runs through June 30th at 8PM EST for a chance at a Power Poppy stamp set of choice. 

Isn't that so cool?!?!?!  
So, for today's card, I used an image from Power Poppy's Best Day Ever set.  I thought the hat and sunglasses just fit for this time of year...considering we're sporting the 100's this week for temps.  I don't think I'll be reading outside anytime soon though.  

I colored everything with Copics, however, it was a bit bright for the Modern/Vintage (Is that even a thing?  Probably not, but that's how this feels to me...vintage with a twist...*grin*...I'm making up my own rules.), so I went over the entire image with E30, and it toned it down just enough.

CopicsHat ~ BG0000, BG07, BG05, BG01 Ribbon/Sunglasses ~ R29, R08, R05 Flower ~ C6, C4, C3, C1 Book ~ C3, C1, E41 Scarf ~ YG17, YG07, YG05, YG11 Background ~ E43, E42, E41 Overall ~ E30

Wait, there's more... Power Poppy is busy this weekend!!  We're being featured over on the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook page HERE too.

What does this mean? Well, it means that not only will Power Poppy creations be featured on that page but we have a little contest – and SALE--- running too! Here’s the blurb for the contest….
Power Poppy's Color Your Way to Win
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 this post on Passionate Paper Crafters & Friends' Facebook page and we’ll draw one lucky winner to nab a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop. Want to stock up on Power Poppy stamps to play along? 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. Come see us at powerpoppy.com.

Whew...that's finally it for today.  Now, if you haven't already, stop by the following Bloom Brigaders for some more inspiration!!
Thanks a bunch for dropping by!!  I hope you've been inspired to get to coloring, or creating!!

  Happy Stamping!

StampsBest Day Ever (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Amour (Carta Bella), Black and White (PTI)
Ink:  Printer and Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Stitched Rounded Rectangle (Die-namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Twine, Fabric Covered Brad (The Paper Studio) 
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