Friday, August 11, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday~August 11!

















Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I hope this day finds you well.  This girl is so very happy for the weekend, how about you?  :)

I thought I would share a card featuring one of Power Poppy's new stamps Dahlia XL.  




Isn't she a beaut?  One h-u-g-e and glorious dahlia to color to your heart's content...what could be better?  ;)  I am quite certain that if the botanical world had superheroes, this dahlia would be one of them!  :)

For my card, I started by die cutting a panel from white card stock, stamped my image and my sentiment, and then stitched some patterned paper to the bottom.  After coloring my image with Copics, I sponged some ink around, added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen and then adhered it to a card base.  Can't get much easier than that, right?  :)  This card measures 3 3/8" x 5".






Just when you think you've seen it all.....here comes another gorgeous bloom compliments of Marcella.  As always, this image was a complete joy to color!





And how about that sweet little sentiment, also from this set!  
So that is all for my card today but some of my A-mazing Bloomie sisters have some beautiful cards to share with you for your Friday inspiration.  And speaking of inspiration...have you checked out Power Poppy's newest Power & Spark Challenge hosted by the incredibly talented Tosha Leyendekker?  OH, it's a goodie...so make sure you do and come play along for your chance to win a prize!  

Thanks so much for your visit today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and until next time, take care!  :)

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


~Katie 


Supplies used:  Paper- Papertrey Ink's Rustic White card stock, Lawn Fawn's "Perfectly Plaid" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, PTI's Chai and Chamomile inks, Versafine's Black Onyx ; Other-Spellbinder's A2 Matting Basics B die set, Wink of Stella clear brush pen, Prismacolor white pencil, and these Copic colors- RV000, RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, RV69, R39, BV11, BV13, BV17, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, YR000, Y08, and Y19.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Power Poppy's Abundance Stamp Release~Day 5!




Hello there and welcome for the final day of the Power Poppy Abundance stamp release!  I hope you have enjoyed seeing peeks of all the new sets so far.....today's sweet stamps will definitely steal your heart.  But don't take my word for it....just see for yourself.....say hello to Under Glass! :)






It's a cloche!  Eeeep!  Isn't it adorable?!  And wait, there's more...you can put different little collectibles under the cloche.  I'll bet you will spy the different options on the hop.   For my card, I chose to use the one with the ferns and nest.


















After coloring up my image with Copics, I  fussy cut it out, added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen and set it aside while I assembled my card.  I didn't use any dies for this one, just some simple trimmed layers and my sentiment on a card stock strip.  After adding the stitching, I adhered my colored image with foam dimensionals.  This card measures 4 5/8" x 3 3/8".








If I could pull up a chair and sit in there amongst all of those darling little bits, I would....seriously...lol!  I don't know how Marcella dreams up these darling little vignettes, but she does and I think we can all agree that we are forever thankful for that! :)  

So that is all for my card today but there is so much for you to see.  You really need to check out all of the card goodness from my Bloomie sisters....they have oodles of gorgeous creations for your inspiration and Marcella has a post on the Power Poppy blog that you won't want to miss.  She will tell us all about this new set AND take a lookie at this really sweet deal she has to share with you!  



Oh, and hey....I have posted my Day 3 card for you to see.....the story I could tell you about that misadventure would curl your hair, but we'll just say that there were technical difficulties on a few levels.  Thankfully, all seems well now.  

I thank you so much for stopping back by today and for all of your wonderfully sweet and supportive comments.  They really have made my week.  I hope you will be able to stop by again soon...until then, take care!  :)


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

~Katie

Supplies used:  Paper- Rustic White and Smokey Shadow card stocks from Papertrey Ink, patterned papers from My Mind's Eye's "The Sweetest Think-Bluebell" 6x6 paper pad, Pool Party card stock from Stampin' Up!; Ink-Chamomile distress ink from PTI; Other- Wink of Stella clear brush pen and these Copic colors- Y04, Y18, Y32, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG67, G40, G43, G46, E40, E42, E44, E53, E55, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG10, BG11, C1, and C3. 

Power Poppy Abundance Stamp Release~Belated Day 3 Post!














Hello there!  This post is for Power Poppy's Abundance stamp release Day 3 that was on Friday.  Unfortunately, I was delayed in getting this up, but equipment seems to be working properly now and I am so excited to share my card.  This new set is called Tree of Life, and it is a beaut.....





Isn't that the prettiest tree you've ever seen?  I l-0-v-e all of the little birds perched on branches, the pomegranates...sigh.  I chose to keep my card light on the layers and have one big image panel to show off this beautiful  tree.  I started by die cutting my image panel and stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink.  Next, I stamped the darling sentiment from this set with three inks to give it a gradient look.  Using my MISTI made this a snap to do!  Once that was done, I colored up my image with Copics.




After all the coloring was done, I sponged on a little Ranger Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and adhered the image panel to my assembled card base.  This card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Mercy, how I love this image.  Marcella really outdid herself with this one....can't you just hear the birds chirping?  :)





Yes, indeed....it is a beautiful life!  Complete with pretty illustrations to color compliments of the Bloom Whisperer herself....Marcella.  :)  I know you are going to want to add this dear set to your collection.  Did you see what all of my Bloomie team mates created with this set?  They really knocked it out of the park...let me tell you!  If you haven't checked them out, please do....and leave a little blog love while you are there.  :)

Well, that is all for this card....but I do have another post today that I would love for you to see....it is for Day 5 of Power Poppy's stamp release.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you'll stop in again soon.  Until then, take care!  :)

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


~Katie

Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Rustic White and New Leaf card stocks from Papertrey Ink, patterned paper from My Favorite Things' "Tiny Check Brights" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, and Cottage Ivy;  Other-Wink of Stella clear brush pen, "Noted:Scalloped A2 Vertical Die" set from Papertrey Ink,  and these Copic colors-YG11, YG13, YG17, YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, G29, G40, G43, G46, E40, E43, E44, E47, E49, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, Y08, Y19, B91, B93, B97, B99, and BV13.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Power Poppy's Abundance Stamp Release~Day 3!

Hello there and Happy Friday to you!  Today is Day 3 of Power Poppy's Abundance stamp release.  Due to a few technical difficulties, I was unable to post photographs today, but I did want to have a link for you to check out today's incredibly beautiful stamp set...Tree of Life.  





Make sure you check out the Power Poppy blog for details and a hop list.  Those Bloomie teammates of mine really knocked it out of the park!  I hope you will stop back by on Sunday for the finale of the stamp release. 

Until then....take care!  :)

~Katie

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Power Poppy's Abundance Stamp Release~Day2!












Hello there and welcome for Day 2 of Power Poppy's Abundance stamp release!  I hope you enjoyed yesterday's festivities.  Today's set is one I know you will love!  She is making her debut in polymer after being wildly popular as a digital stamp...say hello to Pure Prairie Spirit!  :)






Can you believe it?!  Yay, she's a stamp! 

 I chose to keep my card super simple....no stitching, no buttons, no ribbon....just this beautiful image front and center (well, a little off center actually...lol) and this amazing sentiment to go with it.  









I made my card base using a couple of die cut panels from blue card stock and then trimmed a white card stock panel for my image.  After stamping the image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, I colored my image in with Copics.  I added a little shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen and and adhered the image panel to my card base.  This card measures 4" x 5 1/4".








Don't you just love it when Marcella does bouquets?  Her arrangements are always so wonderfully unique and detailed.  I usually like to research each flower but this time I just pulled a few fistfuls of markers and started coloring.....not sure how accurate some of these blooms are but that is part of the fun...you can color them up any way you wish!  :)

So that is all for my card today, but you know those incredible Bloomie teammates of mine have loads of beautiful cards for you to see and that darling Marcella has a post to share on the Power Poppy blog, so make sure you check them all out and leave some blog love while you hop!  I hope you can stop back by tomorrow for Day 3 of our release....tomorrow's set is really going to make your little crafty heart go pitter patter!  Promise!  ;)  Thank you so much for your visit and until next time, take care!


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

~Katie

Supplies used:  Paper- Enchanted Evening and Rustic White card stocks from Papertrey Ink; Ink-Smokey Shadow from PTI, Tuxedo Black from Memento; Other- Avery Elle Wonky Stitch die set and these Copic colors-YG11, YG13, YG17, YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, Y06, Y19, Y21, Y23, Y26, YR23, YR24, B0000, B00, B60, B63, B66, B69, B91, B95, B97, V09, V12, V15, V17, BV01, BV02, BV04, RV21, RV25, RV29, RV52, RV55, RV66, RV69, E37, E55, E57, E59, and C1

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Power Poppy's Abundance Stamp Release~Day 1!















Hello there and happy Wednesday to you!  I hope your week is going well.  Today is Day 1 of Power Poppy's Abundance stamp release.  I can not wait for you to see all that Marcella has in store for you.....the new stamps are nothing short of I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E!  Yep, I busted out the all caps for that!  ;)  Truly, the images....and the cards you will see from my oh-so-amazing Bloomie sisters....are going to blow your socks off!  Today's preview set is Vibrant Thanks....just take a lookie at this beauty!






Did you notice the zinnias in this snippet?  Well, that is not the only bloom in this set!  I'll bet as you make the hop, you will spy the others.  For my card, I chose to use the bee balm image with an adorable sentiment....






Hi!  :)  Isn't that the most darling little sentiment?  Since I wanted to spotlight a single stem of bee balm, I scaled my card size down a bit.  This card measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2".    I started by die cutting my image panel, masking the edges with sticky notes, and stamping the bee balm image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped the image off on a piece of scrap paper again and fussy cut it out to make a mask.  After placing the mask over my stamped image, I inked up the stamp with Memento's LuLu Lavender ink and stamped a few more blooms in the background.  Next, I sponged Ranger Distress Ink in Weathered Wood around the entire panel.  

After I gave it a couple of minutes to dry a bit, I started coloring my main bloom with Copics. I used a Prismacolor white pencil to add a few highlights here and there and then my Wink of Stella clear brush pen to add some shimmer.  Next, I stamped the sentiment with my trusty MISTI.  :)  The fun part was peeling off the sticky notes to reveal a clean edge around my panel!  Next, I added some gold leafing with a Krylon 18 KT gold leafing pen and then attached my image to a trimmed card stock panel.  Lastly, I adhered everything to a die cut scalloped rectangle card base.




Isn't that the daintiest little flower you've ever seen?  That Marcella really knows how to capture even the tiniest of details with her blooms and as always....this was a complete joy to color! 

Well, that is all for my card today but like I mentioned earlier, you must see all of the beautiful creations my Bloomie sisters have for your inspiration as well as see Marcella's post on today's set over on the Power Poppy blog.  Make sure you leave a little blog love while you hop and then I would love it if you could stop back by tomorrow for Day 2 of this wonderful release!  Thank you so much for your visit today and 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- Rustic White and Smokey Shadow card stocks from Papertrey Ink; Ink-Chai, Chamomile, and Smokey Shadow inks from PTI; Other-Mini Scallop Rectangle and Cross stitch rectangle die sets from My Favorite Things and these Copic colors-V09, V12, V15, V17 BV08, YG21, YG61, YG63, Yg67, YG91, and G29.

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.