Friday, May 29, 2015

It's another Power Poppy Friday!

Hi there and welcome to my little corner of blog land.  I hope all has been well with you!  Do you have any fun summer plans?  Any awesome crafty projects in process?  I wanted to share a quick little card I made for this week's Power Poppy Friday and since the May Power & Spark Challenge deadline is drawing near, I wanted to play along again (gotta love fussy cutting)!  :)  Have you been able to enter one of your creations for this fun challenge?  You can read all of the details here and we would love it if you could play along with us....AND there will be a prize.....just sayin'.  So, lemme show you what I made......

Is that not the prettiest primrose image ever?  It is from the Potted Primroses set.  I thought it would be fun to make a bloom shaped card for these beauties, and I have to say.....they do seem to look right at home.  :)  Now, to make this work, while I was fussy cutting my blooms a few of them had to take one for the team (I know, but it had to be done) so it would fit on my card but I still think it turned out ok.  My card base shape and layers are from Spellbinders' Blossom Three set and I also used a Spellbinders Standard Circles die for the sentiment circle.  I die cut my layers from patterned papers, sanded, inked and then stitched them together.  Next I stamped my pretty primrose image with Memento's Espresso Truffle ink, colored it with Copics, fussy cut it out minus a few of the blooms, added shimmer with a Wink of Stella Clear pen, adhered pearls in the flower centers and attached it to my assembled card with foam dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Simply Camellias set and fits perfectly cozied up to those primroses.  The seam binding and button were added before I put my layers on my card base or added the primrose image for a little extra something. :)

GAH, those darling blooms just make me smile!  Just the thing to brighten someone's day and send a little bloom love, don't you think?  I am also seriously crushin' on Marcella's font mix with this sentiment.....oh so sweet!  I took one more photo from the side so you could see the layers a little bit better....

So are you ready to get to fussy cuttin' and make your own creation?  Well, you still have a wee bit of time left, but you'd better hurry!  OH, and make sure you check out what some of my incredibly talented Bloom Brigade sisters have created for your inspiration today.....I have seen some of them already and let me just are in for a treat!  So, I guess that is all for me today, but I will be back soon with some more Marcella goodness......the June release images are incredible and I cannot wait for you to see!!  :)  Until next time, take care and thanks so much for stopping by!  

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


Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Patterned papers from My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline "Dolled Up" 6x6 paper pad, Classic White card stock from Flourishes, Naturals White card stock from Stampin' Up!; Other-seam binding ribbon and pearls from SU!, button from PTI, pink twine American Crafts,Faber-Castell PITT artist pen, and these Copic colors:  R21, R24, R30, R32, R35, R37, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG91, YG93, YG95, G82, G85, and G99.


  1. How absolutely gorgeous and charming Katie!! I LOVE the sweet itty-bitty pearls with your beautiful coloring! And I always love a round-shaped card! And the sewing...FANTASTIC!! Love it, as well as the sweet, sweet papers you used!!

  2. Oh, Katie, this is gorgeous! I love the beautiful primroses and the amazing shape...just perfect for this beauty! And what beautiful DP and wonderful fussy cutting, stitching and really love the seam binding with the bitty button stitched on! And I really do love the font mix on the sentiment. Some of my favorites! Ah, this is just so you and so sweet!! Hugs!

  3. Simply gorgeous and the great shapes of the card is fantastic!!

  4. Wow Katie, this is gorgeous! The shape of your card fits perfectly for these primroses! Beautifully coloured as always, and always love your eye for details on your cards! Hugs,

  5. Your Primrose card is fantastic! Love it!

  6. This is gorgeous!!!! Love it!!!!

  7. Petal perfect in every way Katie girl. The fun shape really makes those primroses stand out, not to mention your awesome coloring and all those little extra Katie touches. Your cards are always so dreamy. Hugs!

  8. Totally cute... The blossoms die for the shape is awesome Katie. The blooms look beautiful, super made me smile you are right. Beautiful and cute if possible?!?!? Hugs!

  9. That is so adorable, I just want to HUG it! But not too tight 'cuz I wouldn't want to squish such a pretty little thing. Oh, I LOVE the blossom dies and your choice of papers and, of COURSE, your fabulous coloring! Your selective cutting is flawless and a brilliant decision for the design. I just love this sweet card, Katie!