Friday, July 29, 2016

It's your birthday in Black and White ~ Power Poppy

Happy Friday y'all!!  It's a great day to be sharing some inspiration, don't you think?  And what better way than with some Power Poppy images!  

Today I went over to my dark side a bit.  I colored my images, from the Power Poppy Clear Stamp Set Party Time, with only two Copic color families: Black and Turquoise.  Now, I'm getting up there in years, so I know a lot of people celebrating the birthday milestones that are "a bit up there" if you know what I mean.  So I thought it would be fun to color my packages and cake dark with a pop of it's not too morbid after all.  ;)

I even pulled a "Cindy Lawrence" and finished off the inside of my card.  She always goes above and beyond, and since I admire her so much,  I thought it was about time I did too.  Besides, I loved the sentiment "Bring it On" and wanted to use it with this color you're saying..."Turning 50?...Bring it On"!!!!  

Lastly, I added some Chrome Pearl Pen dots to my cake to make them look like edible candy additions.

That's it for me y'all!!  Now, if you haven't already, check out what my fellow Bloom Brigaders have to share:
Copics:  B06, B04, B02, B00, T8, T6, T4, T2, T0

Thanks for dropping by today!  I hope you have a most fantastic weekend!!
  Happy Stamping!

StampsParty Time (Power Poppy)
Paper: X-Press It, Black (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Scallop Rectangle (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Copics, Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz Alterations ~ Sizzix), Chrome Silver Pearl Pen (Viva Decor) 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Pink Lemonade ~ Power Poppy

Hello friends!!  It's Friday!!  Already!!  Oh my goodness how this day can sneak up on a person.  I'm not complaining though, because I am so ready for the weekend!!  And how!!

It's been a bit hot here lately, so I thought this darling little pitcher of refreshment, with an accompanied mason jar, was the perfect image to work with this week!!  It's from the charming Power Poppy Clear Stamp set called Tea in the Garden.

I decided it was going to be pink lemonade for today, and colored it accordingly with some Copics, diecut it with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die (Die-namics), added some sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), and a charming little daisy that I made using some embroidery thread and a Clover Mini-loom.

This was quite the CAS card for me...which at times can be harder for me than a really involved card.  But this one came together sweetly...especially once I found the paper I wanted to use with it.

CopicsPitcher ~ RV23, RV10, RV0000, Y06, C1, C) Leaves and Spoon ~ YG67, YG25, YG21 Daisies BV31, Y19, Y13 Lemons ~ Y19, Y06, Y13

That's it for me!
Be sure to check out the following Bloom Brigaders for some more inspiration:
And also, there's still time to participate in our Power and Spark challenge this month.  Shoot...why not!!!  You could win some free images!!  Just head on over to the Power Poppy blog for all the details.  Really, all you have to do is create a project with the Power and Spark challenge and link it at the bottom of the blog post found Here.  It's super easy!

Thank you so much for dropping by!  I hope you are enjoying a delightful Friday, and that your weekend is nice and relaxing!

  Happy Stamping!

StampsTea in the Garden (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Summer Vibes (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Stitched Rounded Rectangle (Die-namics ~ MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Mini Flower Loom (Clover), White Embroidery Thread, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Sunshine and Sweet Simple Things ~ Power Poppy
Hello, hello, HELLO!!!  This is quite the inspiration filled Friday, let me tell ya!!  The Instant Gardeners, as well as some of Bloom Brigade members, are sharing a gorgeous new Power Poppy Digital image called Sunshine of my life!!  And it's a beauty!! I also have a second card to share with you using the Power Poppy Digital image Sweet Simple Things.  There's a lot of color flowing today.

First, for my Sunshine card, I made the image 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" with only part of the image showing with a sentiment (included with this digital set) I added using Photoshop.  If I'm honest, I wish I had moved the sentiment down and to the right a little bit, but until I diecut it, it looked great.  I didn't diecut it until after I'd finished coloring, and with the plethora of Copics that I used, I wasn't about to start over.  *grin*

I took an easy way out with this card a bit.  Jennifer Dove has fabulous "Color of the Day" tags, and since I knew I wanted to use a variety of colors on the vase and flowers, I thought I'd use her already designed combinations.  The Vase uses Split Pea Soup, Gopher, Chartreuse, Patina, then Split Pea Soup and Gopher again.  The Patina was used on the next stripe too, but it got mostly cut off.   I used Transition Red for the two bottom sunflowers and my own color combination for the other three.  I also used her Dragon combination for the leaves and stems.

CopicsBottom Sunflower Petals ~ R59, YR18, YR15, Y02 Bottom Sunflower Centers ~  E79, E57, E35, E33, E31 Top Sunflower Petals ~ Y38, Y19, Y15 Top Sunflower Centers ~ E89, E87, E84, E81, Leaves ~ YG67, YG63, YG03 Vase ~ YG95, YG93, YR23, E79, E57, E35, E33, E31, YG95, YG93, YG21, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11

That's it for my first card.  For my second, I colored the Digital Image Sweet Simple Things.  I adore Bee Skeps and have quite a collection, so of course I had to color this baby up as soon as I had the chance.

Didn't Marcy design the most charming image?  Seriously!!  I LOVE this, and had a delightful time coloring it.  I wanted the Bee Skep to have as much dimension as I could achieve, so I colored each individual layer.  The sentiment is from one of the new Clear Stamp sets called Everything's Even Rosier.  I love how Marcy scripted the word "hello".
Now, this card also fits this month's creative Power and Spark Challenge designed by our dear, sweet, talented Aussie, Kathy!!  She's challenging everyone to "B" Happy and include as many "B" things on your card that you want.  On this card I have Bees, a Bee Skep, a Bench, a Banner, Burlap String, and Black dots.  I think that about covers it.  ;)

CopicsBee Skep ~ E59, E37, E34, T10, T7, T2 Bench ~ W8, W6, W4, W2 Foxglove ~ YR09, YR04, YR00, RV23 Daisies ~ BV31, Y18, Y08 Leaves and Grass ~ YG99, YG17, YG13, YG11 Background ~ E43, E41, E40

That's it for me today y'all!!  I hope you've enjoyed an inspirational hop.  If you haven't seen the rest of the Power Poppy creations, here are the links to those with projects to share:

Instant Gardeners:
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Debbie Olson
Barb Walker
Nancy Sheads

Bloom Brigade:
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence

Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

I'm so glad you were able to drop by!  I hope you enjoy a fabulous weekend!!

  Happy Stamping!  


Sunshine of my Life
StampsSunshine of my life (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Smokey Gray (PTI), Cardboard Scrap
Ink:  Printer
Die:  Stitched Squares (Die-Namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter) 

Sweet Simple Things
Paper:  X-Press It, Smokey Gray and White (PTI), Cottage Living (Pebbles), Necessities Wood Designer (MME)
Ink:  Printer, Antique Linen
Dies:  Stitched Square (Die-Namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Burlap String, Enamel Dots (MME)    

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Corn Hole Card tutorial

Hello friends!!  It's been awhile since I've posted.  Sorry about that, but I've had a bit of family visiting from out of state, and to me, family always comes first.  Now though, it's back to creating.  

I have a fun card to share with you today.  We're big lovers of Corn Hole around here, and have been known to host some laid back tournaments on occasion at our home and while camping.  It's always in good fun, but I have to can be exciting to be on the winning team every once in awhile.  Not exciting.........when you're competing for the championship and your opponent sinks all four bags in one turn.  SERIOUSLY?!?!??!  Now that's rude.  ;)

Anyway, one of my nephews was celebrating his 16th birthday a couple of days ago, and he and I have a fun rivalry going on.  I took great pleasure in beating him in corn hole this past week.  I know that sounds wicked...but shoot...teenage boys can be ornery, so it's an added bonus when you get an opportunity to rub in a win every once in awhile.  *grin*  

So, I thought it would be fun to design a Corn Hole board for a card.  All I did was make a 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" single layer card.  I diecut a circle toward the top and taped off a triangle shape using some removable tape.  I then added some Faded Jeans Ranger Distress Ink to the outside of the card leaving a white triangle for the sentiment.  The sentiments are from the Power Poppy set Party Time.  They fit perfectly!!

I also diecut 3 Double Stitched Squares (Die-Namics) to use for the bean bags and burnished the back of them to give them a worn look.  Lastly, I added some Pumice Stone Ranger Distress Ink to the bags and board to give them a well used look, because, lets face it...our equipment is well used.  oops...almost forgot...I added a black base to the back to make the hole in the front more prominent.

That's it.  Easy-Peasy.  Oh...and I should mention...the reason for the colors is because he's a New England Patriots fan.  My husband wasn't a fan of the card because of that...being a 49ers fan himself.  Yikes.  The things we do for family.  I tell ya!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Be sure to drop by on Friday.  I will have another fabulous Power Poppy image to share with you.  It's Bee-yond adorable!!

   Happy Stamping!

Stamps:  Party Time (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black (PTI)
Ink:  Faded Jeans, Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress), Black Onyx (Versafine)
Dies:  Double Stitched Squares (Die-Namics ~ MFT), Circle (Spellbinders)
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