Thursday, March 26, 2015

Look Who's Turning 1!












Hi there!  I'm so glad you could pop in today for a little birthday celebration.  Guess who is turning 1? Can you believe that Power Poppy has been enabling bloom enthusiasts for a solid year now?  The time has flown by, that is for sure!  It seems fitting that we are just entering Spring too, doesn't it?  :)  So, unbeknownst to the Bloom Whisperer herself, the Bloom Brigade has been conspiring to do this day up right!  So how about a little birthday blog hop, hmmm?




Now this isn't any ordinary blog hop.  Did I mention we wanted to do this day up right?  Well, you can check out all of the details on the Power Poppy Blog.  I will let you in on a little secret though....there is a BIG prize on the line.......take a look at this, will ya.....



That is one gigantic carrot to dangle, isn't it?  Wanna know how to win this big ol' gift certificate?  It is going to involve some hopping, some counting, and some mouse clicking.  Intrigued?  Well, you will have to check out all of the details on the Power Poppy Blog. :)

So before you jet outta here, can I show you my birthday card made especially for this day?  Ok, I'll try to be quick.....




I just had to use the Short Stacks set again!  Those sweet little stacks of lovelies are just waaaay too fun to color and I always think a cupcake is a good idea, so I chose this image from the set.  I stamped it with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink onto white card stock and then colored it with Copics. I used kraft card stock for my base and first layer and then layered a couple of pretty papers to make my little short stack feel at home.  The sentiment is also from the Short Stack set and I stamped it right on to some of the patterned paper with Papertrey Ink's Smokey Shadow ink.  I die cut my colored image with Spellbinders Labels Twenty Two and sponged some Ranger Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap to ground my image a bit.  I punched a couple of slits in the sides of my die cut so I could thread the ribbon through and tie my bow.  I added a button and a silver bloom charm for a little extra pretty and then used some Ranger Glossy Accents and my Wink of Stella clear pen to give a little shine.  




That short stack looks party ready, don't you think?  Well, I'm hoping that one Peep-in-Chief thinks so!  **Marcella, I hope that you have a wonderful day today celebrating Power Poppy's first year and here is to many more to come!  I have loved every minute of this journey with you and all of the amazing Power Poppy ladies.  What you have been able to accomplish in one year is incredible and I cannot wait to see what all you have in store for all of us in the future.  I am so proud of your success and even more proud to be a part of your beautiful company.  Sending much love and gratitude to you, dear friend, on this special day!  

Ok, so now are you ready to see what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has created to celebrate Power Poppy's big day?  Make sure you leave them a little love along the way and check out the blog to find out how to win that a-mazing prize!  ;)  Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing all of the fun...it just makes it that much more special!  Oh, and remember......Power Poppy's April stamp release is just around the corner so pop back by soon, ok?  Until then, take care!  :)

Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence  
Dawn Burnworth  
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie

Supplies not listed above:  Paper- Patterned papers from Echo Park's "Fine and Dandy" 6x6 paper pad and My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found Two "Blush" 6x6 paper pad, Classic White card stock from Flourishes; Other-Ribbon and Stampin' Chalk marker from Stampin' Up!, button and twine from Papertrey Ink, charm from Michael's and these Copic colors:  E40, E41, E42, E44, R11, R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, R29, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG60, Yg63, YG67, Y32, BG0000, BG000, BG53, and BG57.

42 comments:

  1. Love your beautiful layout to showcase this adorable stamp set! Happy Birthday Power Poppy.

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  2. Love that pretty background paper, your fab coloring and the gingham strip ribbon, button and charm that are the touches that set it off perfectly!

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  3. Beautifully colored image, and I am a gingham person so this just makes me happy! Gorgeous card!

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  4. Oh! I love this card! It has such a warm, homespun feel to it! So beautiful!!

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  5. Oh, Katie, happy birthday to Power Poppy!! What a gorgeous card with this Short Stack image...it really is just one of the most adorable images! And I love your layout, coloring, and embellishments...all so perfect! Yes, it's really amazing what Marcy has accomplished in a single year wowing us with her amazing artwork and her exuberance and joy of life. And what an amazing team she has in you all on the Bloom Brigade! You are so talented and really show off her work so beautifully! Looking forward to another even more fun year, I'm sure!! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  6. I love this card! I remember my Grandma had a pitcher almost the same color that you colored yours. Fabulous!

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  7. The kraft layer shows off your beautifully colored image to perfection!! So pretty!

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  8. Love all of the natural and rustic accents, gingham, burlap twine and your images are beautifully colored! FUN!!!

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  9. Hi Katie,

    So darn cute!!!!!! Happy Birthday!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  10. Lovely card. Happy Birthday to a wonderful company and thanks to all you ladies for sharing your work with us.

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  11. So pretty! I love that stamp set, also. I really like the way you picked up the background color on the large gift. Really ties it all together. Happy 1st, PP!

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  12. This is beautiful Katie - love the colours and it has such a lovely country feel!! :)

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  13. short stacks is a cute stamp set. Love it.

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  14. You turn the charm on with this Miss Katie. The stitching is awesome along with the colors you choose and your coloring... Love it! Country charm and loving it all!

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  15. You initially had my at gingham and burlap! Stunning card...truly!!!!

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  16. What a sweet happy card. I love everything about it. Thanks for the great inspiration, and happy birthday, Power Poppy!

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  17. You guys are just so amazing, rock on Power Poppy!

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  18. I love seeing what you come up with. Your designs are so inspiring.

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  19. Your colouring on that bow in particular is just amazing Katie....gorgeous!

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  20. Ha! I was just going to say how beautiful your green colored bow is, and I see Christine was thinking the same thing! Super uber-cute card, Katie -- just like every other card you make -- fabulous! It has been a great year on the team with you and Marcy and the rest of the girls!

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  21. Adorable card, love the homespun look with the gingham and ribbon. Happy birthday PP!

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  22. Oh this is beautiful! Love that paper and the gingham! Just Love this ♥

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  23. Beautiful card...love~love all your pretty layers and details!!

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  24. Happy Power Poppy!! Again the same stamp set used differently. Another awesome card.

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  25. That was meant to say Happy Birthday Power Poppy!!
    Minor brain fart!!

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  26. Just love, LOVE this layout, your choice of colors is amazing, they really frame your beautifully colored image perfectly. The bow is so sweet and lovely, thank you so much for sharing.
    And Happy Birthday Power Poppy, wishing you Marcella, many, many more years of success. Thank you for sharing your dream and talent with us.

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  27. Great card! I love the burlap and the colors you chose for your image!

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  28. Love this Katie -- it's got a "brown paper packages tied up with string" kind of feel! Of course, your coloring and all the little extras bring this card up in the WOW factor! Fabulous as usual!

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  29. Wow those papers and dainty borders are perfect for this image, love the coloring, so sweet!

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  30. Awww...this card has so much sweet rustic charm...love the burlap ribbon, charm, and your delightful coloring!! You make every card so amazingly special...just love visiting and seeing what you are creating! A big congrats to you and the Bloom Brigade on one wonderful year to my favorite stamp company!

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  31. That little bit of gingham really makes the card, so sweet.

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  32. More wonderful coloring on "short stacks." A Mother, daughter, any girl's dream on her birthday, presents, cupcake and flowers. Spoiled well, I think!

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  33. Such a gorgeous card - lovely stamp and beautiful colouring! :-)

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  34. It's lovely, Katie! That red gingham really sets off your beautifully colored image. I rarely think to use my nested dies this way. Happy Bday to PPoppy! Thanks, Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

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  35. Me... love! Love how that red gingham just says "hello and how ya doin' today!" super, duper cute creation Katie! Sending hugs your way today!

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  36. Katie love the design on this card it is gorgeous and also love that image.

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  37. WOW!! Love your card, everything about it. Happy 1st Birthday, PowerPoppy!

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  38. Well Happy Birthday to Power Poppy! You girls sure have done your best to win us all over. Katie girl this card looks like it would be right at home in a nice country kitchen. Love the red gingham and that rustic ribbon. A treat for sure!

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