Friday, October 7, 2016

Happy Friday with a New Power & Spark Challenge!

Hi there and Happy Friday to you!  I am so glad you could stop by for a visit.  Today is the beginning of the newest Power & Spark Challenge on the Power Poppy blog.  Our hostess this month is the incredibly talented, amazingly creative, and super sweet Allison Cope!  She has really thrown down quite the challenge....just take a lookie.....

Want your cards to jump, jive, move & groove? Well, you're in luck! For this month's Power & Spark Challenge, Ally Cope is encouraging us all to do just that! Here's what this creative phenom had to say.....

"For this month, we want to see You Move It, Move It!  That is, we want to see an element of your card move.  It could be anything from a pull-out tag, to some sequins in a shaker card to a fun element that jiggles all on its own!  Let's see you Move It!"

Woo Hoo, Ally! What a great challenge!  Ok, so let me show you what I created...

I decided to use this darling image and sentiment from the Frosted Gingerbread set.  I knew I wanted to do a shaker card for my "move it" component but then I decided to add a little something extra that you will see in just a bit.

I stamped my image on to Rustic White card stock from Papertrey Ink and colored it up with Copics.  I added shimmer and shine a few ways....with Ranger Stickles, an Atyou Spica Silver pen, and Ranger Glossy Accents.  While all of that dried, I used several dies to cut layers to build up my shaker part.  I used two scallop circles that I layered and offset to give it more dimension, then added a circle die cut from patterned papers and stitching.  I added a little additional curve to my sentiment before stamping it by putting one of the circle dies down on an acrylic block, shaping my sentiment stamp against the curve of the die with the stamping surface down on the acrylic and picked it up with another acrylic block....tada...instant perfectly shaped sentiment for my die cut!  I fussy cut my gingerbread house and adhered it to the patterned paper circle then die cut a circular frame and attached my clear sheet.  I used two layers of foam tape to build up the sides of my shaker added a mix of beads, glitter, and sequins and assembled it all together.

My card base is made using my dream die set from Marianne Design, Anja's Squares.  I only allow myself to use it every now and then or else I would use it all. the. time....:) 

I added a little rope trim around my circle to hide the foam tape and give it a more finished edge.  Now, for the little surprise part of my card...the circle shaker assembly is actually mounted on to my card with magnets so it is removable!  Here is a little photo of just the shaker on my refrigerator....

Well.....Ally said "Move it, move it", so that is what I did!  :)  I moved it right on to the 'fridge!  :)  So that is all for my little card today but lemme tell you....those Bloomie sisters of mine have really got a show in store for you!  Make sure you check out all of their beautiful creations and leave them a little blog love while you are there.....then, why don't you play along with us this month?  Get movin' on your own "Move It" creation and link it up to the Power Poppy blog for a chance to win a prize!  Yay!  

Thanks so much for stopping by's always so good to see you!  

Oh, did you happen to notice the new little blog graphic announcing the upcoming Power Poppy stamp release?  Yes, stamps will be available in a couple of weeks and I can not wait for you to see all of the gorgeous new images Marcella has for us!  Truly, you are just going to l-o-v-e them!  :)  Ok, until next time.....take care!

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


Supplies not listed above:  Paper- Kraft card stock from Papertrey Ink, patterned papers from My Mind's Eye's "Merry" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-PTI's Smokey Shadow and Fresh Snow, Memento's Tuxedo Black; Dies- Spellbinder's Standard Circles Large set and Classic Scalloped Circles Large set; Other-assorted glass beads, glitter and sequins, magnets all from Michael's;  Copic colors:  R20, R22, R24, R81, R83, R85, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG95, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG53, BG57, E40, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, YR12, YR14, YR61, and C3.


  1. Oh my word! Look at all those amazing layers! This is such a beauty Katie, and the fact that it’s also a magnet! Amazing! This is one decadent gingerbread house!

  2. Charming little cottage. Oh I do like that you can color, layer and design girl. The twine around the edge is a perfect touch. Your layers with the dies are fabulous. Gorgeous christmas card.

  3. Hahaha! You moved it to the fridge! SUCH a fabulous idea! So, so cute, Katie! I love the rope trim around the shaker and how you put the house on a designer print background with stitching. Adorable!

  4. Gorgeous framing and design of your card for a shaker!!

  5. Oh, Katie, I absolutely love these Anja dies and agree that they are gorgeous and would easily fit for lots of cards. So don't hesitate to use them more! Hehe! Anyway, I LOVE this beautiful shaker card with the sweet gingerbread house - wow, your coloring is stunning! And wow-wow, it's held on by a magnet. Now I would say that is THE most clever thing...amazing! Beautifully done, as always, and to perfection! Love it all! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

  6. EEEEP! How cute is this! I LOVE(insert drool here) that Anja set and you always use it in some fantastic way. The shaker is precious on the card, but to make it a magnet is super clever. Awesome Katie girl!! Hugs!