Saturday, November 1, 2014

Power Poppy's November Blog Hop!

Well hello there and welcome back for one last look at all of the fabulousness from this month's Power Poppy Release....the Power Poppy Blog Hop! 

 Marcella has really outdone herself.....adding four new sets to her Happiest Holiday Collection and what beautiful sets these are!  I decided to use the totally gorgeous Heaven and Nature Sing.  My idea was to make the sweet little birds look like the Black Capped Chickadees that I see so often around my feeders in the yard.

I stamped my image with Tuxedo Black ink from Memento and colored it in with Copics. Next, I die cut my image out, sponged on some ink and used my Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen around the edges.  I layered a couple of pretty Christmas papers, punched a border, stitched it all together, added a bow and adhered it to a cream card stock base.  To finish it off, I stamped this beautiful sentiment and adhered it to my card with some foam dimensionals.  I did cut out a little notch so the bow could cozy up to my flowers.

Oh, I did also use some Ranger Glossy Accents on my berries and my Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen to add a little shimmer in the flower centers.  I love this sweet sentiment and beautiful image...there is so much detail and it really does color up more quickly than you would think.  Actually, I think it would look gorgeous stamped in a single color with no extra coloring.....I may test that theory a little later on and will report back if I do .....I have never know a Marcella image that didn't look amazing no matter what you did or didn't do to it though....;).  

So, that is all I have for you today but the rest of the incredible Bloom Brigade has some pretty amazing things for you to see....make sure you leave them a little blog love while you're there and then if you haven't already, start making your wish list because all of the amazing sets from this release go on sale today!  You could get an early start on some Christmas shopping for friends, or even for yourself!  ;)  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and can stop by again soon....until then, take care!  :)

Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence 
Danielle Kennedy 
Dawn Burnworth
Dina Kowal  
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker
and .....
Marcella Hawley


Supplies:  Image and sentiment from Power Poppy's "Heaven and Nature Sing"; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress ink in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap; Paper-Stampin' Up!'s Naturals White card stock, Classic White card stock from Flourishes, and patterned papers from My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found Christmas Special Edition; Other:  A2 Matting Basics A die set from Spellbinders, Stampin' Up!'s Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, White Stampin' Chalk marker and foam dimensionals, ribbon, Ranger Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella's Clear Glitter pen, and these Copic colors:  N1, N3, N5, N7, N9, E40, E42, E44, E47, E50, Y02, YG0000, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, R32, R35, R37, R39, R56, R59, R89, and RV99.


  1. Katie, this is beautiful! What a great stamp set. Love your paper choices and that pretty satin ribbon.

  2. Ahem.... Gorgeous! Warm and elegant with the creams miss Katie! Your gold edge is your signature touch that I love. The silky ribbon bow ties it all together. not to mention that gorgeous coloring, your birds are amazing! I love all this!

  3. I'm always looking for non red and green ideas, this is gorgeous and I saved it to case later.

  4. Thanks for sharing your GORGEOUS card.
    Crafty hugs,

  5. You are simply amazing with your coloring, Katie! OH, those flowers! I can see a bit of sparkle on the blooms and it is so dainty and pretty. I just love the warmth of your card. Every time I see your coloring I wish I had thought of that. Soooooo gorgeous! You have the Midas touch with that gold pen, too!

  6. This is so beautifully classic Christmas Katie girl. Birdies on holly branches---what better way to portray winter. I don't know how you do it. The design is exactly right for the image and that bow looks like it would melt like buttah in your fingers. So very pretty my friend. Hugs!

  7. Oh my that is such beautiful coloring, you have brought this stamp to life Gorgeous card!

  8. Now how did I miss commenting on this stunner of a card?!?! I just ADORE the colouring our your sweet little feathered friends Katie! It's another freakin' masterpiece!! Just jaw dropping...

  9. Katie, what an absolutely stunning creation! It has been a while since I have visited your site and I know that you popped in to say hello on mine a while back, sorry I meant to get back to you sooner. We moved a while back and a lot of my time is spent helping my aging mother. I am just getting back into the swing of things. Glad to see you are still colouring up gorgeous work and doing well.