Saturday, March 29, 2014

Power Poppy's Sneak Peek Day 2: Marcella's Mixtape Vol. 1

Well, hello there!  I am so glad to see you back!  Are you ready for a peek at Marcella's next stamp set?  You are going to love this one....

Get that toe a-tapping, because this set will have you Celebrating Good Times -- Come On! Build up those Buttercups in your life. Tell the crazy chicks you hang with that they are way too Superfly! We can almost guarantee you'll break into song while you stamp these musical memories. Mix and match the sentiments and graphics to create combinations that will have your besties saying, "Word Up!" This 4" by 6" set -- Marcella's Mixtape Vol. 1 -- was hand-drawn from the wonderfully creative pen of Marcella Hawley.

Aren't these fun?!  For my card today I chose to use the party horns and the Celebrate sentiment......can't you just hear Kool and the Gang?  :)

I stamped my sentiment on some white card stock and sponged a little Ranger Distress ink in Wild Honey.  Next, I created a little frame for my sentiment using some white, pink and blue card stock, some Spellbinders oval dies and a little basket weave embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts and popped it up with some foam dimensionals.  Next, I stamped those darling party horns with Tuxedo Black ink from Memento, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out.  I ended up only using two of the three horns but then decided to add this fun little die cut flourish that I covered in pink glitter.  The rest of the card is a few more layers of card stock, some fun patterned papers from My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad "Happy Day" , and the card base which is a Spellbinder Grand Scallop Square die.  I did add a bit of ribbon and sponged some white craft ink to add a little more interest.

Gah....I just love how Marcella's images have such personality...and the fonts are adorable!  I know I'm ready for a party now!  How about you?  Got your groove on?  So, now that you have a little tune stuck in your head, why not dance it out? Twist on over and see the rest of the Bloom Brigade!  And make sure you check out the Power Poppy blog for a little note from Marcella....

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims <---you are here!
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

So glad you could stop by today....
Tomorrow's set is sure to take your breath away. It's a beautiful botanical that symbolizes the strength and beauty of women and this illustration is 100% Marcella Hawley! Stop on back to see for yourself!  Til then...



  1. A party in pink, one of my fave colors. My first thoughts were 'what a happy card'......bright, vibrant, just adorable. Party on girlfriend!

  2. fun colors and designs on your paper to go with the designs on the horns!!

  3. BeeeUtiful, Kathy! Love that embossing folder (think I need that one!), and your glittery pink flourish is DA BOMB!

  4. Well this card just makes me SMILE! Love the bright and fun colors and that dash of sparkle is super celebratory too!

  5. What a cheery card for a celebration. Love the colors and layout. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Yep got my groove on! Girlie, fun and so spunky feeling. Adorable Katie!

  7. Awesome perfection in a party card, Katie! So fun and cute and girly! Love!

  8. Ack! I love, love, love this! That sparkly flourish just put this super fun card right over the top! Can you save it until my birthday, lol!!!!

  9. What a happy and fantastic celebratory card Katie! Love the colours and all the texture and bling! Awesome girl!

  10. So fun Katie! I can hear the words to that song now and will be playing it in my head all day thanks to you. LOL! Beautiful card - I am so glad I came by today to see your wonderful creations. Hugz!

  11. The ultimate party song. :-) Great job with these fun stamps Katie. Hugs!

  12. Now this feels like a celebration! I so love that glittery swirl coming out!