Friday, May 26, 2017

Happy Friday with Power Poppy!
















Hello there and welcome for another Power Poppy Friday post.  I am so glad you could stop by today!  For today's card, I chose to use the darling stamp set Party Time.





I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo black ink on to card stock and coloring it in with Copics.  I added some sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella brush pen.  Next, I die cut my colored image with a rectangle die.  After that, I made my card base.  This card measures 3 5/8" x 5 1/8" .  For my card front, I layered card stock and patterned paper, added a banner image and sentiment from the same set and some stitching.  All that was left was to assemble everything.  At the last minute, I added some sequins.



 


I just love these stacked presents!  You could use them for any occasion and they are SO fun to color!  :)




So that is all for my card today but some of my Bloomie sisters have some pretty special cards to share with you today so make sure you check them out and leave them a little blog love while you are there.  Thank you so much for you visit today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I also hope you find your way back here again soon.  Until then, take care. :)


Cindy Lawrence     
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie


Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Fine Linen and Rustic Cream card stocks from Papertrey Ink, patterned paper from My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found "Blush" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Chamomile and Chai inks from PTI; Other- We R Memory Keepers 3/8" Corner Chomper, Gelly Roll pen in Clear Star, sequins from stash, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B die set, Hibiscus Burst polka dot ribbon from PTI, and these Copic colors:  RV11, RV14, RV17, E41, E43, E44, W1, W3, and W5. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday!














Hey there and a very happy Friday to you!  It is so good to be able to share a card with you today.  I have been a bit under the weather for a while but I am happy to say that things are slowly getting back to normal around here.  I sure have missed card making and I really have missed our visits!  :) 

 So, for today's card I thought I would use one of the newest Power Poppy stamp sets, Peony Muse.  This set has so many possibilities.  I thought it would be fun to spotlight the biggest bloom in the set and I paired it with a sentiment from another new Power Poppy set, Loving Tulips.  













I used a few dies to build up my card base starting with two scalloped circles, then the pierced circles.  I stamped my sentiment onto some patterned paper with my MISTI....I am so loving this tool!  :)  I added a little gold leafing on the inner circle to highlight the sentiment then got busy coloring up my bloom and leaves with Copics.  This amazing stamp set actually has coordinating dies (which are completely wonderful) but I decided to fussy cut these instead.  Once I had arranged everything, I adhered it all down using glue dots and foam tape to add some dimension.






If that bloom doesn't make you swoon, then I don't know what will!  Just look at all of that glorious detail that Marcella is famous for.....and this image is such a dream to color!  

So that is all for my card today, but several of my Bloomie sisters have created some beautiful cards for your Friday inspiration...so make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Again, I am so happy to be able to share a card today.  Thank you so much for popping in.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and until next time....take care!  :)

Allison Cope      
Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie


Supplies not listed above:  Paper- Classic Ivory card stock from Flourishes, patterned paper from MME's Lost and Found "Blush" 6x6 paper pad ; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, PTI's Chamomile ink; Other-Spellbinder's Grand Scallop Circles die, Ann's Paper Art Stitching Stencils die set , Wink of Stella Clear Brush pen, Krylon 18 KT Gold Leafing pen, and these Copic colors:  R3o, R32, R35, R37, R59, BV02, Y11, Y15, Y18, G29, G40, G43, G46, and YG91.

Friday, April 7, 2017

A Power Poppy & Sweet Petunia Blog Hop!

















Hi there and Happy Friday to you!  I hope this day finds you well.  Wow, do I have some exciting news to share with you!  Today Power Poppy is teaming up with My Sweet Petunia for a blog hop!  I had the honor and pleasure of creating using MISTI product for today's card.
























So, for my card today I chose to use a few of the sentiments and the wedding cake image from Power Poppy's Dream Wedding stamp set.  I thought it would be fun to do a stacked repeat of the sentiments and the MISTI certainly makes precision stamping a s-n-a-p!  




I ended up using three of the sentiments for my card.  My image was stamped and colored with Copics.  To add a little extra something to my image, I used an impression plate to give my paper a linen look after coloring then I die cut the image using a rectangle die.  After adding some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear pen, I gold leafed the edges. Next, I layered some patterned paper on my card base and adhered my image and sentiment panels.





I decided to leave off any embellishments on this card so the sentiment treatment and image could really shine.  I really cannot believe how easy it was to create this sentiment panel using the MISTI!  Everything lined up so beautifully.





Here is one last little look at the sentiments and Marcella's  lovely cake image...I always have so much fun coloring that image up!  :)  So that is all for my card today, but now it is time to share some of the really good news....you can win a gift code for $25 in the Power Poppy store from Power Poppy or your choice of a MISTI or a Mini MISTI from My Sweet Petunia just by leaving comments on all of the blogs listed below on the hop.  How exciting is that?!




And if that wasn't news enough....today marks the beginning of Power Poppy's next Power & Spark Challenge.  That darling and incredibly creative Julie Koerber is the hostess and she has an awesome sketch challenge just waiting for you to put your own creative spin on.....so make sure you check out all of the details for this here...you can win a free stamp set!  Yay!




I am so glad you were able to stop by today and I can't wait for you to see all of the creative loveliness along the hop today.  Make sure you leave a little blog love at each stop for your chance to win!  My Sweet Petunia will announce the winner of the MISTI on April 14th here.  Power Poppy will announce their winners on April 14th on the Power Poppy blog.  Good luck and happy hopping!  :)



~Katie

Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Patterned papers from Fabrications "Canvas" 6x6 paper pad, Fine Linen card stock from PTI, Classic Ivory card stock from Flourishes; Ink-Memento's Rich Cocoa, PTI's Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, and Chamomile inks; Other- PTI Impression plate, Spellbinder's A2 Mat Basics B die set, Atyou Spica gold pen, and these Copic colors- E0000, E50, E53, E55, E57, R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, W0, W2, W4, B69, G29, G40, G82, G85, G94, G99, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG63, and YG67.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday~ March 24, 2017!













Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I hope you have had a wonderful week....and YAY, it's time for the weekend!!  :)  I thought I would share a little card with you using Power Poppy's new stamp set Loving Tulips.  

























I just l-o-v-e this little pitcher of tulips!  For my card shape, I decided to use a Spellbinder's die cut for my main panel and I built the card around that shape.  I added patterned paper to either end and stamped my image.  Next, I added the stitching.  I colored my image with Copics, including a second tulip for the one that was cut off by my patterned paper on the left.  I simply fussy cut that bloom and added her with a glue dot.  I stamped my sentiment on some dark gray card stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with some white embossing powder.  Next, I used a trimmer to give me a little banner and adhered it to my image panel.  The only thing left was to adhere my assembled image panel to a dark gray card base.  This card measures 3" x 6".
























I cannot tell you how fun these tulips are to color!  Well...I could....OR you could just go ahead and find out for yourself by grabbing this awesome set, and then report back to the group!  ;) 


























And here's hoping your day absolutely blooms.....and your weekend!  Well, that is all for my card today, but several of those incredibly creative Bloomie sisters of mine have some pretty sweet cards to share as well.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love when you visit.  OH, and hey.....if you haven't entered Power Poppy's March Power & Spark challenge yet, c'mon!  There is still a little time left and you could win a prize!!  Check out the details from the link above and come play!  :)  

I am so glad you were able to stop by for a visit and I hope to see you around here again, soon.  Until then....take care!  

Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie

Supplies not listed above:  Paper-PTI's Rustic Cream and Smokey Shadow card stocks, patterned papers from MME's Lost & Found Two "Sunshine" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Versamark ink; Other-Sakura Glaze pen, Wink of Stella clear brush pen, white embossing powder, Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangles Large die set, and these Copic colors- W0, W2, W5, W7, T1, BG000, BG10, BG11, BG13, YG21, YG23, YG61, YG63, YG67, G28, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19, Y26, Y35, and E35.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Power Poppy March Stamp Release~Day 5!













Hello there and welcome back for the final day of the Power Poppy Spring Fling stamp release!  Have you been following all of the activity over on the Power Poppy blog?  Today is the day that all of the stamp sets will be available for purchase and also the day that you can pre-order coordinating dies for some of the stamps for this release!  But wait...before you jet on over to the Power Poppy store, can I show you my card?  :)  For today's hop, we were able to choose any of the new sets including the new Tiger Lily XL stamp that is being featured today!  




*Actually, this image is already quite famous...the lovely Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker colored her up beautifully to herald in her newest 30 Day color challenge.  You can see that post here.  :)

So, I thought I would use the new Succulent Singles set that was previewed this past Saturday for my card today....



































I used two of the images and one of the sentiments from this darling set.  I started by die cutting my circle from white card stock and then die cutting some patterned paper from the same die.  I trimmed the patterned paper and stitched it to my white card stock circle.  Next, I stamped one of the shoots ( I guess it's a shoot...or maybe a tendril....or a branch?, no...it doesn't look like a branch...oh well, I think you get the general idea here) a few times then stamped my single succulent on another piece of card stock.  I colored up all of the images with Copics then fussy cut the succulent image.  Then, I stamped my sentiment using my MISTI...seriously love this tool!  :)  

Once I had adhered my fussy cut image to my panel with foam tape, I die cut a little leafy sprig, covered it in glitter and tucked it under the succulent to add a bit of filler. I liked that so much, I added glitter to the little shoots we talked about a minute ago.  I didn't want to leave my main image shimmer-less so I added a little sparkle with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen.  Once everyone was sparkly, I adhered my assembled panel to my card base.  I doubled up the scalloped circles to make it look a little fuller.  :)









She really does look like one cool chick, doesn't she?  I just love all of the little images in this set....so many possibilities for adding details!  


































And one last little look see at the lovely detail in Marcella's images.  That succulent looks so dimensional, but I promise...it is flat!  I did not do any kind of paper piecing here at all.  Thanks to Marcella's shading cues...this little lady was a cinch to color up!  :)

So that is all for my card today, but my Bloomie sisters have some truly amazing projects to share with you today.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you visit, and then head on over to the Power Poppy store to shorten that "must have" list you have been making the last few days....:) 

 I hope you have enjoyed this release as much as we have enjoyed sharing all of our projects with you!  It has been so much fun having you visit and reading your sweet, encouraging comments really has made my week!  Thank you so very much for your kindness and I look forward to seeing you again soon.  Until then, take care!  :)


Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie

Supplies not listed above:  Paper-PTI's Rustic White and Enchanted Evening card stocks, patterned paper from lilybeedesign's "Double Dutch" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, Versafine's Onyx Black ink (sentiment): Other-Scalloped circle die from Spellbinders, Cross Stitch circle die from My Favorite Things, Sprig die from Marianne Design, Martha Stewart fine glitter, foam tape, glue dots, and these Copic colors: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, B60, B63, and B66.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Power Poppy's March Stamp Release~Day 4!












Hello there and happy Monday to you!  So glad you could stop in for Day 4 of Power Poppy's Spring Fling stamp release.  Today's sneak peek is featuring two stamp sets.  You can see more details about the sets over on the Power Poppy blog.  For my card today, I chose to use the incredibly beautiful set, Artful Display...





Just wait til you see all of the little doodads and goodies packed in to this set!  I remember when I first saw these images, I knew I would just have to color up that darling Staffordshire dog figurine first...and that is just what I did!   





































When you get this set, might I suggest you just go ahead and stamp out everything....'cause you are going to want to play with all of the little bits. :)  Ok, so I decided on a couple of the plates and my dog and colored everything up with Copics.  Next, I fussy cut the pieces and set them aside so I could build my "feature wall"...hee....can you tell I really had fun?!  I used a stitched square die from My Favorite Things to get things started and used a bit of patterned paper for my wall paper.  I added some stitching then stamped my sentiment.  I layered my "wall" with some more patterned paper, added some gold leafing, then adhered everything to another die cut layer from a dark grey card stock.  Then came the really, really  fun part....I arranged all of my fussy cut pieces on the wall!  

Here's a little something extra I like to do sometimes on my cards...I will use a mix of foam tape and glue dots to give varying dimension.  That is what I did here...I used foam tape for my dog image and then I used glue dots (which tend to be a little thinner than the tape) for my plates.  I know...minor detail, but I really like the way it ends up looking.  :)  Next, I adhered my assembled card front to a simple card base.  This card measures 4 1/2" square.









































To up the sparkle factor, I not only used my Wink of Stella clear brush pen but I also used an Atyou Spica pen in gold for the dog collar and chain.  I also used a Sakura white glaze pen to give a few of the flowers white centers.  





























And here is one last view of Marcella's beautiful handiwork...I sure do love her style!  I can most assuredly tell you that you are going to l-o-v-e coloring these precious images up...yep!  And then you get to play "decorate my wall" and design your own "Artful Display".  Doesn't that sound like fun?!!

So that is all for my card today, but my Bloomie sisters have some real treasures for your card and coloring inspiration, so make sure you check out all of that creative goodness, leave them a little blog love while you are there, and then if you haven't already....skedaddle on over to the Power Poppy blog to see the festivities over there.  I hope you will be able to stop back by tomorrow for the final day of the Spring Fling stamp peeks and the day when stamps will be available for order.  You will also be able to pre-order those dies that Marcella has been teasing you with....yay!  Thank you so much for your visit and hope to see you soon.  Until then...take care!  :)


Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie

Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Rustic White and Smokey Shadow card stocks from PTI, red patterned paper from My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found "Ruby" 6x6 paper pad, gray patterned paper from scrap: Ink-Smokey Shadow, Vintage Cream, Chamomile and Chai inks all from PTI, Memento's Tuxedo Black ink; Dies-MFT's Stitched Squares die, Marianne Design's  Petra's Square Frames die; Other-  Scor Tape, foam tape, glue dots, Krylon 18 KT Gold Leafing pen, and these Copic colors:  G0000, G00, G02, G05, G09, G19, YG61, YG63, YG67, R11, R12, R14, R17, R29, E0000, E40, E42, E44, E49, Y18, Y26, W0, W2, W4, W5, W7, and W10.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Power Poppy's March Stamp Release~Day 3!











Hi there and welcome back for Day 3 of Power Poppy's Spring Fling stamp release!  I sure hope you have been enjoying the festivities thus far...but there is a whole bunch more for you to see.  Today is another "Two-fer" with two more glorious stamp sets being previewed today.  For my card, I chose to use the stamp set Loving Tulips...




I am betting you recognize this sweet image!  This wildly popular digital image is now available as a stamp and has some really darling and loving sentiments to go with it. :) OH, and hey....did you happen to notice that this set will have some coordinating dies available for pre order?  Uh huh...it's true!  You can see all of the details on the Power Poppy blog in this post.  I wanted to use the dotty "Hello" sentiment with the pitcher of tulips, so....




























I started by die cutting my sentiment panel out of white card stock.  After fiddling around with different angles for the sentiment, I finally opted for the upper right corner.  After a little measuring, I stamped the sentiment then trimmed my green patterned paper to fit the sentiment panel.  *I will say that I did do a little dry fit with my oval die to make sure it would fit before I trimmed my paper.*  Once all of the layout decisions had been muddled through, I stamped my sentiment on my die cut oval and again on a scrap piece of the same card stock so I could do a little paper piecing.  I colored my images with Copics and then fussy cut the pitcher with a few of the tulips and pieced it on the oval panel.  After adding a little shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen, I adhered the image to my sentiment panel.  It was then that I decided it needed "one more thing" so I added a bit of pink patterned paper to the bottom of the assembled image panel.  Lastly, I adhered everything to a white card base.  This card measures 4" x 5 1/8".
































Gotta love tulips in the Spring, right?  Actually, I am quite sure I would love them any time!  :)  Now, I am not sure if you noticed here but there is not a button or ribbon on this card anywhere.  Actually this makes the second card in a row....spooky.  ;)




























That is one sweet "hello", don't you think?  How Marcella comes up with these little details is beyond me!  This set has been loads of fun to play with, and I just know you will love it too!  :)

So that is all for my card today, but you simply must check out what my amazing Bloomie sisters have created for your inspiration.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there and then please try to stop back by tomorrow for Day 4 of Power Poppy's March stamp release.  Oh, if you haven't seen the wonderfully inspiring posts on the Power Poppy blog this week....you really should! Lots of good stuff there!  :)  Hope to see you soon....until then, take care!


Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie

Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Rustic White card stock from PTI, Green patterned paper from lilybeedesign's "Double Dutch" 6x6 paper pad, pink patterned paper from scrap; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black (for image) and PTI's Smokey Shadow (for sentiment); Other- Spellbinders rectangle die from A2 Matting Basics B set, My Favorite Things Cross Stitch oval die and these Copic colors: G29, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, RV0000, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, BV0000, BV01, E0000, E40, E44, C2, C4, C5, C7, C9, T2, and T4.