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. 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Power Poppy's May Stamp Release~Day 3!














Hello there and a happy Friday to you!  I am so glad you could stop by for Day 3 of Power Poppy's May stamp release.  Two more lovely stamp sets are being introduced today...just take a look at these beauties.....










Marcella gives us a heart shaped bouquet and her very own toile design with bees.....how awesome is that?!  For my card today, I chose to use the Always Here stamp set and to really get up close and personal on some of those blooms, I cropped the image into a circle using a die.  Once I stamped and colored this dreamy image with Copics, I used an equally dreamy Marianne Designs die set for my card base.  I also used a Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle for more layering.  I used a Krylon 18 KT Gold Leafing pen around the image circle and then added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen before adhering everything together.




































I cannot get over all of the beautiful blooms (and blueberries!) in this bouquet.  There is so much detail and as always, it was a complete joy to color up. 

Here's one last little peek at Marcella's handiwork.....that darling lady really knows her way around a bloom! :)






























So that is all for my card today, but those Bloomie sisters of mine are really going to amaze you with their lovely creations. Make sure you check them all out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Don't forget to check out the Power Poppy blog to read all about Marcella's inspiration for these sets and the out of this world give away that is going on.....YOU could win 11 sets for yourself AND a friend!!  You can read all about that here.

Now that's pretty amazing, don't you think?!  So make sure you get yourself entered for your chance to win!  I thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you will come back on Sunday when I will be joining up with everyone for the last day of the release.....until then, take care!  :)


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


~Katie



Copics used:  E29, E40, E44, E57, E93, E95, E99, C0, C2, C4, YR20, YR30, YR31, R00, R81, R83, R85, R89, YG0000, YG01, YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG67, YG91, G29, G40, G43, G46, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08, BV23, BV25, BV29, Y21, Y26, BG10, BG11, BG15, and BG18. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Power Poppy's May Stamp Release~ Day 2!












Well hello there and welcome back for Day 2 of Power Poppy's Creative + Curious stamp release!  We sure hope you enjoyed yesterday's festivities and I do believe you are going to love the two stamp sets being featured today...check these lovelies out...










Pretty awesome, right?  :)  So for my card today, I chose to use the Artistic Bouquet set.  This image first appeared as a digital stamp a while back and now you can have it as a stamp too!  I started by stamping my image on to white card stock with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink and colored it up with Copics.  After I die cut my colored image, I stamped my sentiment and adhered it to my card base layered with some patterned paper and stitching.   A little shimmer from my Wink of Stella clear brush pen finished this card off.  I chose to leave this card embellishment free so this amazing image has center stage.  :)









































I think we can all agree that Marcella is totally awesome, right?  Just look at all of that amazing detail...I just love the addition of the paintbrush and pencil!  :)  Here's a little close up of this beautiful bouquet...





So that is all for my card today, but you know my Bloomie sisters are bringin' it, so please go check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  AND....if you haven't checked out the Power Poppy blog, make sure you do....Marcella has an awesome post about her inspiration for these incredible new sets.  I sure hope you can stop back by tomorrow for a peek at another new set that will make your bloom loving heart skip a beat!  Until then, take care!  :)

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

~Katie

Copics used:  E40, E42, E44, E47, E50, E51, E55, E57, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, Y13, Y18, G000, G00, G12, G16, G19, G20, G24, G29, G40, G43, G46, BG0000, BG000, BG01, RV000, RV00, RV1o, RV14, RV19, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, RV32, RV34, RV69, R0000, R21, R24, R29, R81, R83, R85, R89, YG91, C00, C0, C2, C4, C7, N2, N5, N9, and V12 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Power Poppy's May Stamp Release~Day 1!



Hello there and welcome for Day 1 of Power Poppy's Creative + Curious stamp release!  Today's post on the Power Poppy blog features the first two of eleven stamp sets being released this month.  Yes, eleven!  I just know there's a whole lotta happy dancin' going on right now!  ;)  Just take a lookie at the first two sets in Marcella's Mega May release....and say that really fast three times while you look....hee!










So for my card today, I chose to use the Poppy XL set.  Will you just get a load of that enormous bloom?  Let me tell you, I grabbed a fist full of Copic markers (actually, I believe it was two fist fulls....but who's counting, right?) and had the time of my life coloring this girl up!  I started by stamping and masking some of the images to give a layered effect.  

After I finished coloring with my markers, I used a white pencil to add some highlights back in my image.  Next, I die cut the image and stamped my sentiment.  To give it an earthy feel, I sponged on some distress ink and spritzed some inks around.  I added some shimmer with a clear Wink of Stella brush pen and then gold leafed the edges with Krylon's 18 KT Gold Leafing pen.  Lastly, I adhered my image panel on to a card base that I layered with a bit of patterned paper.  And here she is....all colored up and ready to take her place in Marcella's bloom collection. :)

































Did I mention that she was a blast to color up?  Well, it bears repeating.....truly, loads. of. fun!  Marcella put so many wonderful details in this image and the larger size means she fills up a card quite nicely!  Here's one last little peek at this amazing image...
































So that is all for my card today, but you know those super creative Bloomie sisters of mine have some a-mazing cards to share with you today.....so make sure you check them all out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  I thank you so much for your visit today.  I hope you'll be able to pop back in tomorrow for Day 2 of Power Poppy's May stamp release....until then, take care!  :)


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


~Katie

Copic used:  R11, R12, R14, R17, R29, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, G20, G21, G24, G29, YG01, YG91, and BV29.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~May 11th!

















Hello there and happy Friday to you!  I have a super quick post to share today using an image from Power Poppy's Everything's Even Rosier stamp set and a sentiment from the Prairie Cheer stamp set.




































I started by stamping my image with Hero Arts' Intense Black ink onto white card stock.  This is the first time I have used this ink and I have to say, I really liked it!  It is compatible with Copic markers and it really stamped very well.  Next, I die cut my image with a stitched square die from My Favorite Things and colored my image with a ton of Copics.  In my defense, I didn't color the roses all the same, right?  ;)

After everything was colored, I stamped my sentiment with Verafine ink in Onyx Black and added some gold leafing around the edge with Krylon's 18KT Gold Leafing pen.  I added a layer of stitched patterned paper and card stock and adhered everything to a card base that I die cut using a Spellbinders die.  Lastly, I added a little shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen and some sparkle with a clear Atyou Spica pen .  



























So that is all for my card today but my Bloomie sister Christine Okken has a project to share with you and I am sure it is a stunner.  Make sure you leave a little blog love when you visit her. :)

I thank you so much for your visit today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Oh hey....have you heard that new Power Poppy stamps are just around the corner?  Yep, and let me say....you will be amazed at what that darling Marcella has been up to!  Just you wait!  :)  I hope you'll pop in again soon....until next time, take care!

~Katie

Copic colors used:  BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG53, BG57, BG75, BG78, R000, R30, R32, R37, R81, R85, R89, BV02, E0000, E41, E44, YG11, YG17, YG61, YG63, YG91, Y13, Y21, Y26, YR20, YR23, YR27, E55, W1, W4, W7, C2, C4, and C7,

Friday, April 20, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~April 20th!

















Hello there and happy Friday to you!  Hope all has been well with you!  Today I have a card to share with you for Power Poppy's Friday inspiration.  I have used the stamp set Vibrant Thanks for my image and the Prairie Cheer stamp set for my sentiment.  








































I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to cream card stock.  Next, I die cut the image and colored it with Copics.  After everything was colored up, I stitched on some patterned paper and stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  After edging the image panel with a Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen and adding some shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen, I adhered it to my shaped card base using foam tape.  







































Those darling blooms of Marcella's should be just the ticket to help someone feel better, don't you think?   I know they made me feel pretty good while I was coloring them!  :)  So that is all for my card today.  One of my oh-so-amazing Bloomie sisters, Christine Okken, also has a card to share with you today so make sure you pop over to visit her and leave some blog love while you are there.  I so appreciate you stopping by today, and I hope to see you around again soon.  Until then...take care.

Katie Sims <------You are here

~Katie

Copic colors used:  G000, G00, G28, G40, G43, G46, N0, N1, E57, RV55, R00, R81, R83, R85, R89, YG21, Y0608, Y13, Y18, YR12, YR16, YR18, and YR20.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~March 30th!



Hello there and welcome for another Power Poppy Friday!  I hope you have been doing well!  :)  I have a super quick post for today using Power Poppy's lovely Geraniums Take Two stamp set for my image and the Sunny Harvest stamp set for my sentiment.....




I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink and coloring with Copics.  Next, I used a die to cut out my image panel, stamped my sentiment, and tied on a bit of ribbon.  I stitched a couple of patterned papers together and adhered it to a card base.  After rounding the top corners, I adhered my image tag to my card.  

Let me tell you about the near catastrophe as I was adding the last little bit of coloring to my image.  One of my red markers was drying out so I thought I would take a minute to refill it.  I zipped right along refilling my marker and as I was adding the top back to the refill bottle it squirted red ink everywhere.  I cannot tell you how thankful I was that my newly colored image tag was spared but I am pretty sure I am going to be sporting red fingers for a while!  :)  Needless to say, the clean up took a little while and I am still thanking my lucky stars that it was not as bad as it could. have. been.....whew! :)

So that is all for my card today, but a couple of my incredibly talented Bloomie sisters have some lovely inspiration to share with you so make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you around again soon...until then, take care!

Katie Sims <------You are here  
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie


Copic colors used:  R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, R89, YG61, YG63, YG67, G29, E74, W00, W0, W2, W5, W7, W10.