Saturday, September 15, 2018

Power Poppy's Natural Wonders Stamp Release ~Day 4!






















Hello there!  I just wanted to help spread the word about Power Poppy's Natural Wonders stamp release with today's debut Cabbage and Kale!  Check out this lovely set...






While I do not have a card to share for today, several of my Bloomie sisters have some pretty special creations to inspire you.  And guess what???  Today is also the day that all of the new sets from this week are available in the Power Poppy storeAnd guess what else???  Some of the sets have some coordinating dies too!  :)  So make sure you check out all of the festivities over on the Power Poppy blog and Bloomie blogs, leave a little blog love while you hop, and then head on over to do a little stamp shopping in the store!

I thank you so much for your visits this week and your very kind comments.  You really have made my week.  I hope to see you around here again soon.....until then, take care!

~Katie

Friday, September 14, 2018

Power Poppy's Natural Wonders Stamp Release ~ Day 3!
















Hello there and I'm so happy you could stop by for Day 3 of Power Poppy's Natural Wonders stamp release!  Did you get to see all of the pretties from the past two days?  There is lots to see!

























Today's set is sure to be a favorite....it has got Fall charm in excess!  Just take a lookie at this...






Have you ever seen a more darling fall image?  That Marcella is quite the master of vignettes, wouldn't you agree?  And I just love the way Allison Cope colored this sample up in the graphic!  


So, for my card I also chose the cake pedestal of pumpkins (and you will be happy to know that this set has other images too!....and sentiments!!.....and they are all absolutely darling!!!).






My inspiration for this card was actually from a scrap of card stock on my desk left over from another project.  My blue card base was already scored and folded and the dimensions were perfect for a petite card so all I needed to do was color up my image with Copics, use a white pencil for the flowers and a bit of highlight, spritz a little ink around, stitch some patterned paper, stamp my sentiment and adhere it to my card base!  I did use a stitched die for my image panel but I trimmed off the sides to make it narrow enough for my card base.  A little shimmer from a Wink of Stella Clear brush pen was the final touch. :)  This card measures 3" x 5 1/4" .






Oh how Marcella's images speak to my nostalgic, crafty heart.  I always find myself wondering how she manages to create these beautiful images....each one so unique and special...they are all treasured, for sure.  And what fun we all get to have creating with them!  :)

So that is all for my little card today, but you know those Bloomies are bringing it, so make sure you check out all of their lovely creations and leave a  little blog love while you hop.  I am so glad you could stop by today!  Tomorrow Power Poppy reveals the final set in the Natural Wonders stamp release and is also the day that the sets (some of which have coordinating dies....YES!) will be available for purchase in the Power Poppy store!  Thank you again for your visits and kind words....they really mean so much.  Hope you have a great day and take care!  :)

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

~Katie

Copics used:  W00, W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, BG0000, BG000, BG53, E000, E19, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, E50, E55, E57, E59, YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, YG95, YG99, G20, G24, G28, YR12, YR16, YR18, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, and YR 27.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Power Poppy's Natural Wonders Stamp Release ~ Day 2!












Hello there and welcome back for Day 2 of Power Poppy's Natural Wonders stamp release!  I sure hope you enjoyed yesterday's festivities.  You might recognize today's image release because she was first debuted as a digital stamp!























Yep!  That amazing Hops and Barley digital stamp set is now available in polymer with some great sentiments and a couple of companion images that really take this set over the top!  Say hello to O Hoppy Day!  :)






Now how fun does this set look?  I l-o-v-e all of the images...








































For my card, I started by stamping my image onto rustic white card stock and colored it up with Copics.  Next, I ran the colored image through my die press with a wood grain impression plate then die cut it with a rectangle die.  If you want to try this technique, I would recommend that you emboss then die cut so your edges will remain crisp.  

After I stitched my patterned paper on to my image panel, I die cut and stamped my sentiment circle.  A little sponged ink helped the sentiment stand out a bit then I stamped, colored, and fussy cut that darling little bottle cap.  Once I adhered my sentiment to the image panel, I adhered the entire assembly to my card base.  This card measures 3 3/4" x 4 7/8".



































I am so smitten with this set!  I can tell I will be using these images often...so much versatility and once again, Marcella's attention to every little detail is simply amazing.


So that is all for my card today, but my Bloomie sisters have created some amazing projects for you and Marcella will have a post on the Power Poppy blog so you have lots to see!  Make sure you leave a little blog love while you are there, and then I would love it if you could stop back by tomorrow for Day 3 of Power Poppy's Natural Wonders stamp release.  This next set will have you swooning....trust me!  :)  Until then, take care!


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

~Katie


Copics used:  Y13, Y26, E84, E87, G28, G40, G43, G46, G99, YG00, YG03, YG21, YG17, YG67, YG91, YG95, C0, C2, C3, C5, C7, W00, W0, W2, W3, W5, and W7.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Power Poppy's Natural Wonders Stamp Release~Day 1!













Hello there and welcome to Day 1 of Power Poppy's newest stamp release!  Marcella has been working overtime drawing up some of the most beautiful images ever....just you wait and see for yourself! 
























Today's debut is the latest super sized bloom to join the XL Collection.  I know you remember those glorious, gigantic blooms of Dahlia XL, Poppy XL, and Tiger Lily XL.....well just get a load of Chrysanthemum XL!






Isn't she beautiful?  That is one seriously amazing mum!  For my card I chose to orient my image to one corner.    






























Once I stamped her up, I die cut the panel then colored her up with Copics.  Next, I stitched some patterned paper to the opposite corner and stamped my sentiment from the same set.  I added a little shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen and spritzed a couple of inks and sponged some distress ink around the edges.  To give a little more contrast for the petals, I used a white Prismacolor pencil.  Lastly, I added another patterned paper to my card base and attached the image panel.  This card measures 3 7/8" x 5 3/8" .































Oh, how I love this bloom!  And I can certainly say that she is a blast to color up!  Now I am ready to go mum shopping for our front door planters.  :)  

Well, this is all for my card today but my Bloomie sisters have really created some of the most beautiful cards for your inspiration and that Marcella is sure to have an amazing post over at Bloom Central to tell you all about her inspiration behind this lovely stamp set.  Make sure you leave a little blog love at your stops along the way.   I am so happy you could stop by today, and I hope you'll pop in tomorrow for Day 2 Power Poppy's Natural Wonders stamp release...I think you will be "hoppy" to see a familiar image making her debut in polymer.  :)  Until then, take care!


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

~Katie

Copics used:  Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, Y26, G28, G40, G43, G46, YR24, YG91, E55, W0, W1, W3, W5, and W7.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Power Poppy's September Power & Spark Challenge~Let's Hit the Books!













Hello there and happy September to all of you!  Can you believe that we are already in to September?  Where did the summer go?   Although, I will miss those lazy summer days, I have to admit that I love Fall and all the wonderful things that come with the season!  Cooler temperatures, shorter days, falling leaves, football games, and the giddy feeling I get with the back to school rush.  Call me sentimental, but even after more years than I care to admit since I’ve been in school, I still feel the need to go shopping for pencils, pens, paper pads, books, and all of the fun little things that you do to prepare for a new school year!  It's also time for a new Power Poppy Power & Spark Challenge....and I get to be the hostess!  So how about a challenge that will inspire you to “Hit the Books”?  




You can use an image containing books, or how about a neat book print designer paper, or even create a book mark or book cover?  Whatever you decide, just make sure your inspiration is book related!  

So, for my project I decided to make a book cover and book mark.  Did you ever have to make book covers for your school books?  I used to look forward to covering and decorating my books each year!  I started by covering my little book with some craft wrapping paper and then made a belly band with a couple of patterned papers and some machine stitching for my book front.  Next, I printed an image and sentiment from Power Poppy's digital stamp set Apples in Season on to white card stock and colored it with Copics.  After die cutting my image, I layered it with some green card stock and adhered it to my book cover.








































For my book mark, I die cut kraft and white card stock and stamped an apple image from the Farmer's Market stamp set and a sentiment from the Lilac Time stamp set.  After coloring the image with Copics, I assembled my book mark, added a bit of patterned paper and green card stock, and finished it with some ribbon.











Don't you just love those beautifully drawn apples and lovely sentiment?  The detail Marcella added to those apples is amazing!
































I can't wait to curl up with my little book and "enjoy the moment"!  :)  That is all for my project today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some lovelies to share with you so make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  I thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope that you will play along with us in our September Power & Spark Challenge this month.  Just link up your project on the Power Poppy blog for your chance to win a $50 gift code!  I can't wait to see what you create.  I hope you have a great weekend and I hope you will stop by again soon...until then, take care.  :)


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


~Katie


Copic markers used for book cover:  R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, BV02, BV13, RV23, RV29, E40, E42, YG0000, YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, G29, C00, C2, C4

Copic markers used for book mark:  R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, BV02, RV23, RV29, YG0000, YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67, G29, BG0000, BG000, B00, E40, E42, E44, E51, E55, E57, E59, 

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.