Friday, July 21, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday~July 21st!













Hello, hello, helloooo!  I hope this lovely Friday finds you well!  Things are going well here.  I don't know if you noticed the new little blog banner to the right here announcing Power Poppy's new stamp release next week....but it is there!  How adorable is that teeny little snippet of all the wonderful new Marcella goodness to come?!  Just you wait.....I don't know how she does it, but she does!  Until then, can I share a little card I made for today's Friday inspiration with you?  :)

This card features the sweet stamp set Potted Primroses.  











For this card, I stamped my image using Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to some white card stock.  Next I colored my image in with Copics and then die cut it out.  After adding a little distress ink, some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen and a few dots of white with a glaze pen I set it aside to assemble my card base.  The card base itself is a die cut but the next white layer is actually the negative from another die cut I used on a different card.  I thought it went well here so I used it!  The blue layer I just trimmed to fit under my image panel.  I used some foam dimensionals to pop up one of the layers and also one of the primroses for a little extra dimension.  This card measures just shy of 4" square.

*Ok, true confession time here....that popped up bloom was the first one I colored and I didn't care for how it turned out, so instead of ditching the entire panel, I just re-stamped, fussy cut, and recolored that bloom.  Sometimes the mistakes really make for a great opportunity to improve the design, don't you think?  ;)
















Now that is quite a cheery hello!  Marcella really captured this darling bloom's detail beautifully.  She makes me happy just looking at her.  :)

So that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some pretties for you to see for your Friday inspiration so make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  OH, and if you haven't checked out the new challenges on the Power Poppy blog, you really should!  Allison Cope has a dandy new July Power & Spark Challenge and Julie Koerber's new weekly Hues to Use Challenge features the first guest designer, Lisa Johansen!  Then, please won't you stop back by next week for the new stamp release festivities?  I sure will be looking forward to your next visit and until then, take care!


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

~Katie

Supplies used not listed above:  Paper-Rustic White and Hawaiian Shores card stocks from Papertrey Ink; Ink-Chai and Chamomile distress inks from Papertrey Ink; Other-Spellbinders' Postage Stamps die set, My Favorite Things' Stitched Squares die set, and these Copic colors-BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BV00, BV11, BV13, BV17, RV000, RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, RV69, YG00, YG05, YG09, YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67, Y08, and G29.

Friday, July 14, 2017

It's Another Power Poppy Friday!


















Happy Friday to you and welcome!  I hope your day is going well.  Got anything special planned for the weekend?  I am looking forward to some quiet (and hopefully crafty) time at home.  :)  I have a card to share with you that was inspired by that darling Julie Koerber's latest Hues to Use challenge over on the Power Poppy blog.  You can see all of the details here!  :)





Aren't those blues a lovely combination?  There are so many possibilities!  For my card, I chose to use the Sweet Memories stamp set for my image and the sentiment is from the Burst of Kindness set.  





I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo black ink on a piece of cream card stock trimmed slightly larger than the navy frame that it would be layered underneath.  After coloring it up with Copics and adding some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen, I used my Krylon 18KT gold leafing to give the edges a nice finish.

Next, I assembled my card front using a couple of different patterned papers, a strip of navy paper at the top and a bit of punched trim at the bottom.  After stitching it all together, I adhered it to a navy card base.  This card measures 3 5/8" x 5 5/8".  *If you've ever wondered why my cards sometimes have some pretty strange measurements, it's because many times I use a layering die for one of my panel cuts and then I either build the card out or in based on what size I used.  In this case, I used a rectangle die for the largest patterned paper cut and then trimmed the other patterned paper to fit inside it. 






For my sentiment, I stamped it on to a banner die cut using Stampin' Up!'s Night of Navy ink.  *I will add here that I used Papertrey Ink's Chamomile and Chai inks to distress the edges of my panels before I put everything together.  

Isn't that delicate swirling stem detail simply precious?  Marcella really did a beautiful job capturing that Sweet Pea's dainty personality, don't you think?  :)  






So that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some beautiful cards to share with you for your crafty inspiration.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there and then I hope you will pop back in soon for another visit.  Have a great weekend and until next time, take care!  :)

Christine Okken      
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie

Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Classic Ivory from Flourishes, Blueberry Sky card stock from Papertrey Ink, Night of Navy card stock from Stampin' Up!, patterned papers from Anna Griffin's "Madison" 6x6 paper pad; Other-dotted scallop ribbon border punch from Stampin' Up!, rectangle die from Spellbinder's 5x7 Matting Basics B set, banner die from PTI, Stitched Rectangle Frames die from My Favorite Things and these Copic colors:  B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, E40, E42, E44, E47, W00, W0, W1, and W3.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Everything's Rosy for Power Poppy Friday!













Hi there and welcome!  I'm so glad you could stop in for a bit!  I hope your day is off to a great start.  Things are going very well here.  Today I have a Power Poppy Friday post to share with you using an image from the Everything's Even Rosier set. 

 I was in need of a special card for a very special person this week....one of my mother's physicians.  It was time for my mom's 5 year appointment with her oncologist.  This was for her final visit after her breast cancer treatments.  I cannot tell you how very grateful we have been that mom had such a wonderful physician watching over her.  She really took such good care of mom.  What a blessing she has been to mom, and to me.  We made a day of it...went to mom's final appointment (lots of hugs there), then lunch, some shopping....it was just such an amazing day all around! :)  































So for my card, I knew I wanted to use the roses image and I knew I wanted lots of pink!  I kept the card design pretty simple...just a couple of patterned papers, a little stitching, and a couple of layered dies to frame the image.  I stamped the image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with sooo many Copics....I have a pile of them on my desk, and I will try to list them all below!  :)  The sentiment is actually from the So Grateful stamp set and I stamped it in more of the Tuxedo Black ink. 































I just love all of the details in this image....the two different cups, and several blooms....petals....buds....just what any rose lover would want, don't you think?  :)  





























So that is all for my card today but some of my Bloomie sisters have created some beauties for you to check out.  Make sure you leave a little blog love while you are there too!  I thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you will come back again soon.  Until next time, take care!  :)


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



~Katie


Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday!













Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I hope things are going well in your little corner of the world.  Have you got anything crafty planned for the weekend?  How about getting in on Tuesday's Power Poppy Challenge Hues to Use?  Read all about the details including how you can win a chance to guest design!  Yep, guest design!  Make sure you check it out!  :)  I just had to play along for today's post...you'll see why in a sec....;)














Now let me just say that any color combination with red, black, and white is definitely going to get my attention.  After all, those are the colors of my beloved Georgia Bulldogs!  And in just a matter of a couple of months, I will be spending my Saturdays watching them play.....oh, how I love game days!  Go DAWGS!!  

Ok, so getting back to cards here....I chose to use the Poppies set for my red, black, and white color combination.  





I stamped my image twice so I could fussy cut a few of the blooms and the vase and paper piece it to my image panel.  I colored everything up with Copics and added some Ranger Glossy Accents to my vase.  My card is just a couple of patterned papers and a black card stock base.  This card measures 4 1/8" square.





































Don't you just love this image?  That vase and those blooms are just so stunning....Marcella really packed in the detail!  Talk about some power poppies!  ;)





So that is all for my card today, but make sure you check out the lovely creations compliments of some of my Bloomie sisters....and leave a little blog love while you are there!  :)  I thank you so much for you visit today.  Here is wishing you a wonderful weekend and I hope you can stop by again soon.  Until then...take care!


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


~Katie

Supplies used not listed above:  Paper-True Black cardstock from Papertrey Ink, Classic White cardstock from Flourishes, patterned papers from Authentique's "Classique Essentials" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black; Other-My Favorite Things' Stitched Squares die set, Papertrey Ink's Tag Sale-Quilted die set (banner), and these Copic colors-R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, R29, R39, BG75, B99, C0, C1, C3, C4, C7, and C9.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday!
















Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I have a super quick post to share with you today featuring Power Poppy's new for June Power & Spark challenge.  This month's hostess is the amazingly talented and super sweet Julie Koerber!  You can read all of the details here.





Is that not the cutest challenge idea?  :)  So for my card, I ended up using three different stamp sets...Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas, Nice Things to Say, and for my little bee image, Burst of Kindness.




I started by stamping my gerbera image, die cutting my rectangle and coloring it in with Copics.  Next I stamped my sentiment, sponged on some distress inks and tied a bit of string around the panel.  I also added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen.

Next, I trimmed some card stock and patterned papers, did some stitching, added some sponged distress inks and assembled all to my card base.  This card measures 3 1/2" x 5" .  Lastly, I added my image panel with some foam dimensionals.






I just love this image!!  It is such fun to color....that Marcella really knows her way around a bloom, doesn't she?  :)  Here's one last view....



So that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have created some beauties for your Friday inspiration.  Make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Thank you so very much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Until next time, take care!  :)


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


~Katie



Supplies not listed above:  Paper-pink and white card stocks from PTI, patterned papers from Carta Bella's "Home Sweet Home" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink in Iced Spruce, PTI's Chai and Chamomile inks; Other:  Spellbinders's A2 Matting Basics B die set, string from SU!, and these Copic colors- BG72, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, R30, R32, R35, R37, R59, RV10, RV11, RV14, RV17, Y13, Y19, YG01, E000, E00, E41, E43, E44, BV01, and W1.

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.