Friday, August 17, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~August 17!













Hello there and welcome back to another Power Poppy Friday inspiration post.  I sure hope all is well where you are!  All is good here....hot...and HUMID....but all good!  :)  Today I have a petite card to share with you using Power Poppy's Geraniums Take Two stamp set.


I started by stamping my image and sentiment with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to white card stock.  After die cutting my image, I colored it with Copics and added a little Ranger Distress ink in Antique Linen.  I also used some Papertrey Ink Chai and Chamomile inks then added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen.  I adhered my image panel to a die cut card base layered with a bit of patterned paper.  The finished card measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2".









































This image was a very quick color up....I stippled the blooms with a few shades of red....nothing precise at all...just some color to make them pop.  I just love this sweet scene....complete with a little spritz can!  I am always amazed at Marcella's creativity and attention to every detail.  :)






I couldn't resist one last close up of all of the beautiful details in Marcella's image....and that sweet little sentiment!  

So, that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some beauties to share with you today.  Make sure you leave a little blog love for them when you visit. Also make sure you check out the Power Poppy blog for all of the latest goings on over there....so much to see!   I thank you  for stopping by today and hope to see you again really soon.  Until then, have a wonderful weekend and take care!  :)

Katie Sims <-----You are here

~Katie

Copic colors used:  R20, R22, R24, R29, R89, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, YG93, G28, E55, E59,  E93, E95, E97, E99, Y21, Y26, BG0000, B91, W1, W3, W4, and W7.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~August 3rd!












Hello there and Happy Friday to you!  I hope all has been going well with you!  I have a quick little card to share with you for today's Power Poppy Friday inspiration.  I chose to use the Simply Camellias stamp set for my image and the Soothing Sympathy stamp set for my sentiment.






I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on a die cut of rustic white card stock.  After coloring the image with Copics, I stamped the sentiment then stitched a strip of patterned paper down the left side.  Next, I added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen.  All that was left was to add a bit of sheer ribbon and adhere it to a card base.  The finished size of this card is 3 5/8" x 4 7/8".






So that is all for my card today but a couple of my Bloomie sisters, Kathy Jones and Cindy Lawrence, have some pretty amazing creations for your Friday inspiration so make sure you check them out...and leave a little blog love while you are there.  And hey....today the newest Power & Spark challenge is being introduced.  The amazingly talented and Cindy Lawrence is our hostess this month so make sure you check this out over on the Power Poppy blog!





Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon....until then, take care! :)

~Katie

Copics used:  RV000, RV81, RV83, RV85, RV89, E000, E01, E42, E93, E97, Y15, G29, G40, G43, G46, YG91, BG0000, BG02, B000, B00.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~July 13th!
















Hello there, friend!  I hope all has been well with you.  It's been great around here....just hot!  And humid!  You know, the typical Georgia summer!  :)  I have a few flowers blooming right now that really don't mind the heat....some lavender Phlox and Black Eyed Susan... and I am enjoying what blooms the deer have left for me....lol.  We have a family living in the back yard between us and our neighbor.  The mama brought her baby to our front porch earlier this week. Oh how precious that baby is right now, all long legs and wide eyes!  Even though sometimes their dining on our flowers can be a problem, we still enjoy seeing them each year.  


I do have a card to share with you today using two of Power Poppy's stamp sets, Poppies for the image and Nice Things to Say for my sentiment.  








I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink onto some white card stock, then colored it in with Copics.  Next, I added a strip of patterned paper with some stitching and stamped my sentiment.  After that, I spritzed a few inks around, added some shimmer with a  Wink of Stella clear brush pen and also added a few highlights to the flower centers with a white pen.  All that was left was to adhere the panel to my card base.  This card measures 3 1/8" x 4 3/8" .



































I just love this sweet little sentiment!  And check out all of the detail on those poppies....Marcella always gives us such great shading cues in her images!  :)

So that is all for my little card today but some of my Bloomie sisters have some cards to inspire you today so please make sure you check them out and leave them a little blog love while you are there!  I thank you so much for your visit today, and I hope to see you again soon....until then, take care!

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


~Katie

Copics used:  R00, R11, R12, R14, R17, R29, BV23, BV29, BG0000, BG000, BG01, YG01, G40, G43, G46.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~June 29th!


Hello, hello, hello!  Happy Friday to you and welcome for a slightly delayed Power Poppy Friday post!  I hope this lovely day finds you well.  I have a quick little card to share with you today using Power Poppy's new set, Hellebore and Hyacinth, paired with a sentiment from the Nice Things to Say stamp set.  

For my card I stamped the hyacinth image onto white card stock with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, colored it with Copics, and die cut it.  Next, I stamped my sentiment and stitched a little patterned paper in the corner.  Lastly, I adhered the image panel to my card base.  This card measures 5" x 3 5/8".  






























I have to say, I was really excited to see these previously digital images make it to a clear stamp set.  Don't get me wrong, digis are wonderful, but there is just something so  special about stamping it out, don't you think?  :)  As always, the incredible detail that Marcella added makes this a snap to color up!

So that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some Friday inspiration for you, so make sure you check it out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Make sure you check out the Power Poppy blog too for all the latest happenings at Bloom Central!  :) I hope you have a great day AND weekend.  Hope to see you around again soon...until then, take care!  :)


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

~Katie

Copic colors used:  R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, BG0000, BG000, BG01, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E40, E42, E44, E47, G40, G43, G46, G20, YG61, and YG91.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday with The Daily Marker!













Hello there and happy Power Poppy Friday to you!  Today is pretty special because several of the Power Poppy designers are hopping with The Daily Marker for the latest 30 Day Coloring Challenge!  Have you ever played along in this?  The incredibly talented and oh-so-engaging Kathy Racoosin hosts this wonderful challenge to encourage all of us to take time to color....even if it is for just a few minutes a day!  What a great idea!









So in the spirit of this challenge,  I have a few stepped out photos of part of the coloring for my card.  This is the first time I have attempted to step out coloring photos, and to be honest, I had already colored up my foliage before I remembered to take photos.....so all I have is the bloom that I colored.  I chose to use Power Poppy's new stamp set Abundant Petals and the companion dies for my images and the Dream Wedding stamp set for my sentiment.


I started by using R30 to lay some color down.  I did not completely color my bloom but I will later.....I like to leave some white space at first because I can always go back and add more!  :)







Next, I added R32 to the areas that would naturally be darker or shadowed...again leaving a little room to add more later.







































Then, I added R35 for even more depth...





































After the R35, I went back with my R32  and R30 to smooth some of the brush strokes out and extend the color closer to the petal edges.









































This next step with R37 and R39 are where I really amp up contrast which adds so much depth to the petals...it is now looking more dimensional...

***Pay no attention to the upside down marker in this photo or we could just call this my signature photo, right?  Sure, I meant to do that!  ;)






































The last step is to smooth things out a bit with my R35, R32, and R30 and add a touch of V12 for a little more interest and to pick up some of the color from my patterned paper for my card.

































And here is where this bloom is added to my die cut arrangement on my assembled card....




































Using the accompanying dies for the image stamp set was so handy and made this arrangement a snap to cut out.  I wanted to play along with Power Poppy's latest Power & Spark challenge hosted by the super talented and equally adorable Stacy Morgan so I made a round card.  You have all month to play along with this challenge so check it out and don't forget to link up your entry on the Power Poppy blog....because a $50 shopping spree in the Power Poppy store is up for grabs!  :)






My card base is a couple of scalloped round die cuts in dark and light gray card stocks layered with a couple of patterned papers stitched together.  I did add some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen to the leaves and petals.  Then I added some gold leafing around the image panel with a Krylon 18 KT gold leafing pen.  To give the gold leafing an aged look, I lightly sanded it.  I also added some sponging to the card with Papertrey Ink's Chamomile and Chai inks.  



































And if this wasn't enough excitement, Marcella has a little something else to offer up...a BIG sale on one of her beautiful bouquet images!  In stamp form it is known as Burst of Kindness and in a digital format it is known as Spring Meadow Bouquet.....either way it is a GREAT deal!  So great, maybe you should just get BOTH!  :)  You can read all about this lovely bouquet, the sale, and see the Bloom Whisperer, herself, color up this bouquet in this post!



Whew!  We made it!  That was quite a long post!  Several of my Bloom Brigade and Instant Gardener sisters have some incredible projects to share with you today as well, so make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  I want to thank Kathy Racoosin at The Daily Marker for the opportunity to play along with her challenge today....what fun it has been!  I also want to thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and will come by again soon.  Until then, take care!


Julie Koerber
Cindy Lawrence
Tosha Leyendekker
Christine Okken
Barbara Walker
Nancy Sheads
Katie Sims <----- That's me! 
Elizabeth Zaffarano
Kathy Jones


~Katie

Friday, June 1, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~June 1!













Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I sure hope you have had a wonderful week.  I have a simple petite card to share with you today featuring one of the newest Power Poppy stamp sets, Wild Mushrooms.  









































I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink onto some white card stock.  After coloring my image with Copics, I touched up some of the areas on the mushrooms with a white Prismacolor pencil then die cut the image.  I stamped my sentiment on to a strip of patterned paper and adhered it to my image panel.  I decided to add another little strip of patterned paper and then adhered it all to my die cut card base.  This finished card measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2".

If you have not gotten this stamp set yet, you really should put this one on "the list".....these images are incredibly detailed and are so much fun to color!!  









































Aren't they just the cutest little things?  I looked these up to get a color reference but truly, you could color these up any ol' way you wanted to.....or, I am quite certain they would be darling just stamped and no color at all if you were so inclined.  :)

So that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have created some lovely cards for your Friday inspiration.  Please make sure you leave them a little blog love when you visit.  Oh, and also make sure you check out the Power Poppy blog for a new Power & Spark challenge hosted by our own darling Stacy Morgan





I am wishing you an amazing weekend and I hope you will stop back by here again soon.  Until then....take care!  :)

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


~Katie

Copics used:  BG0000, BG000, BG01, Y15, E40, E41, E42, E44, E47, E50, E55, E57, E59, E93, E95, E97, E99, R01, R02, R05, R08, YG61, and YG67.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Power Poppy May Stamp Release~Day 5!


Hello there and welcome to Day 5 of Power Poppy's May stamp release!  Today is the day that you will be able to see (and order!) all of the new stamp sets!  Hey, did you know that some of the sets also have coordinating dies?  Yay!  So, before you jet over to the Power Poppy store, let me show you the two sets being introduced today and my card, k?










For my card today, I chose to use an image and sentiment from the Precious Baby set.  YES...Power Poppy's  first baby set....can you believe it?!  :)  All of the images in this set are beyond adorable and I know I will be using this set often for baby cards, but I just had to start with the little baby pea pod!  Once I colored my image with Copics, I die cut it and started layering with a bunch of die cut layers from card stock and patterned paper.   I fussy cut and colored an extra pair of leaves to add for a little more greenery.  The baby is fussy cut and layered for some added dimension.  I added my die cut sentiment and some shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen to finish the card.  My idea was to make a pea pod and have my image be one of the peas....kind of a pea pod within a pea pod. :)  

































I cannot get over the darling wee face on this sweet little pea!  Marcella really out did herself with this set....well, she really out did herself with ALL of her new sets, but mercy....I am totally smitten with this image!  :)






























So that is all for my card today, but my Bloomie sisters have been knocking it out of the park all week and today is no exception, so make sure you check out all of their lovely cards and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Oh, and hey...I saved this last little bit of news until the end...Marcella is offering a discount on these new sets!





Don't forget to get in on the giveaway for the entire release for you and a friend.....you can see the details of this giveaway here!

Thank you so much for your visits this week and your kind words here on my blog.  All of your encouraging comments have really made my week.  I hope you will stop back by here again soon, and until then...take care!  :)

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

~Katie

Dies used:  Spellbinders die sets in Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circle Large, and Labels Twenty Five and My Favorite Things die set Cross stitch Oval

Copics used:  YG01, YG11, YG13, YG17, G28, YG91, Y15, Y21, E11, E21, E23, E40, E42, E93, YR000, B91, B93, B97, and B99.