Friday, June 5, 2015

Power Poppy's June Release-Day 3 AND a Surprise!

Hi there and welcome back for Day 3 of Power Poppy's June stamp release!  I hope you have been enjoying the peeks so far.  Just think, we are only half way through too!  Today's stamp set has a bit of the familiar mixed with some fresh and new let's Go Wild!

Now, before we really get going here there is something you should is a very special day for one very special lady!  I think she thought that today's posts would go by with not a word mentioned but we just couldn't let that happen.....not when it's the birthday of the Bloom Whisperer, herself!  Marcella, I am wishing you a day full of all the things you love the most and here's to another wonderful year of good times, the love and support of family and friends, and more stamps!  Hee.....I just had to add that last little thing.... :)  Sending many hugs your way, birthday girl!

So, for my image I went for this sweet pitcher of roses and strawberries.  It made it's debut as a digi but now Marcella has given it a place of honor in this lovely set.  I stamped it off with Memento's Tuxedo Black onto white card stock and colored it with Copics.  Next, I added some Ranger Crackle Accents because I just didn't get enough of it on my card on Monday....:) and let that dry.  I die cut some layers for my card and made a simple square card base.  I stitched my patterned papers and added some distress inks to everything.  This sentiment stamp from the set is actually all on one line so I inked a portion of it at a time and stamped it on my oval die cut so it would fit in the space.  Once my pitcher was dry, I added gold leafing around the edge and used a hole punch to notch out a place so the image panel would fit snugly against my bow.  I assembled the layers and used foam dimensionals to pop up the image panel and sentiment oval.  

I also added gold leafing around the sentiment to give it a little extra shimmer.  Oh, and I used my Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen to add some shimmer to the blooms and berries.

One last peek.....

Make sure you check out all of the gorgeous creations by my Bloomie team mates for Marcella's big day!  Oh, and pop on over to the Power Poppy Blog and you can leave some birthday wishes there too!  Ok, three down and three more to go, so I hope you can stop back by tomorrow for a little bit of the unexpected.  If you listen really close, I think you can hear a faint chorus of "Bad to the Bone" playing....;)  Until then, take care!

Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker
and Marcella Hawley


Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Simple Stories "Summer Fresh" 6x6 paper pad, Flourishes Classic White card stock, Stampin' Up!'s Naturals White card stock; Inks-Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Scattered Straw, Papertrey Ink's Chamomile and Chai inks; Other- Marianne die set Petra's Square Frames, Spellbinders' Classic Squares Large set and Fancy Framed Tags Two set, Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen, Ribbon from Michael's, button from PTI, hemp cord, and these Copic colors:  YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, BG93, BG96, W00, W0, W1, W2, W4, W5, W7, W8, C0, C4, C7, E11, E30, E35, E40, E50, E53, E55, E57, R21, R24, R29, YR30, Y15, Y21, Y26, and Y32.


  1. Oh, Katie, this is so gorgeous! I just love this image, and you've really made it so special with your beautiful coloring and the great color scheme using your DP and (of course) the gilded edges...hehe! So glad to see this in the new set, and wow, I love all the sweet sentiments! Your card is perfection, my friend, and I know Marcy will love it! And, yes, what a blessing our "birthday girl" is to us today and every day. She continues to "wow" us with all she creates with her artistic gifts both in her art and her sweet and charming words. She is a gift! And you and all the Bloomies are a gift to her...and to us! Hugs, sweet friend! Can hardly wait for the "bad to the bone" tomorrow...ha!! Knowing Marcy, it will be fabulous...and fun!

  2. Oh I do just love how you colored this, such a wonderful antique feel to it!

  3. Katie, you have done it again, you have blown me away with such gorgeousness (is that a word?, well it is now- lol). Everything is perfect from the beautiful coloured image, to all your layers of deliciousness papers, and all your finishing details. Marcella is one lucky gal! Hugs,

  4. Umm ummm ummm are those roses deee-lish! Your coloring is masterful my dear. A treasure for the receiver. :-)

  5. *SWOON* Oh Katie, I love everything about this's absolutely STUNNING!!!

  6. Awwww.... I agree with Kathy, swoon!!! I almost used this one as its finally in stamp form. However now you are really making wish I had. Gorgeous Katie! Love the gold edges, the sketch, your springy warm colors. All of it.

  7. One of my favorite stamps and I'm so glad you used it on this precious little card! I have really enjoyed a good dose of Katie this release, but I don't think I could ever get enough. You are so GOOD!

  8. This is gorgeous! I simply have to order some of these very soon.

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys