Hello there and how are you? I am so glad to see you here! Today is the beginning of Power Poppy's February stamp release and just wait til you see all that Marcella has in store for you this week! Oh, the beautiful images you will see. Speaking of beautiful images...before we get started here for today's release, did you happen to catch the new digi image Flowers, Always that the incredibly talented Instant Gardeners showcased? If not, you really must take a look....here is the link! :) Alrighty, well now it's time to introduce you to the first of Marcella's five.....yes, FIVE new stamp sets for February......say hello to Planning for Magnolias....
Hello beautiful, am I right? Just wait til you see all of the images in this sweet set and it has some pretty amazing sentiments too! :) For today's card, I chose to use the darling garden planner that Marcella so lovingly illustrated. Lemme show you.....
Is that not the most darling little planner evah? Yep, I thought so too. Wouldn't you love to just rummage through all the little pockets full of clippings, to do notes, washi tapes, and all of the other precious extras here? The gorgeous magnolia clipping is the icing on the cake! I started by stamping this image in Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to Papertrey Ink's Rustic White card stock and coloring it up with Copics. I will list the boat load of markers I used at the end of this post. I coordinated my colors with the colors of my patterned papers from Echo Park's "The Story of Our Family" 6x6 paper pad. I die cut my squares using dies from Spellbinders and My Favorite Things. After fussy cutting my colored image, I added some sparkle with an Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen and a Wink of Stella clear brush pen and some shine with Ranger's Glossy Accents. While everything was drying, I assembled and stitched my layers, stamped my sentiment with Stampin' Up!'s Midnight Muse ink, adhered a button and then adhered my image.
Gah, this image is so sweet I can hardly stand it!!! What fun it was to color up too! :) Now I want to start my own little garden planner/journal. Let me just add that to my list of "to do's"...;) I'll bet we all have a "list", don't we?
So, that is all for my card today, but my Bloomie sisters have some a-mazing cards created just for your inspiration. Make sure you leave them a little blog love when you visit and then make sure you tune in tomorrow for Day 2 of Power Poppy's February release! :) Thanks so much for stopping by today and until next time, take care.
Katie Sims <------You are here
and Marcella Hawley