Sunday, June 7, 2015

Power Poppy's June Release-Day 5!

Hi there and welcome to Day 5 of Power Poppy's June Stamp Release!  I hope you have enjoyed all of the festivities thus far.  Are you ready to see our last set for the release?  Well brace yourself for... Best Day Ever!  This set is chock full of darling images plus several fun and versatile sentiments.  Let's take a peek...

I had a really hard time choosing which image from the set I wanted to use for today's card, but I finally decided on this adorable hat, book, scarf and sunnies.....

Isn't this the cutest little summer scene?!  I started with some fun papers for my inspiration.  Next, I stamped my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink onto white card stock and colored it to coordinate with my papers.  I decided to paper piece the scarf so I choose a tiny polka dot pattern from another paper pad.  Then, I die cut my image with a Spellbinders Classic Circle Large die using the Out of the Box technique.  A little sponged on Ranger Distress Ink in Wild Honey and some Ranger Glossy Accents on the lenses finished off my image panel.  My card base is A2 size and layered with my patterned papers.  I used a Stampin' Up! punch for the scalloped edging and stitched my layers.  I wanted to stamp my sentiment directly on to my polka dot paper, so I sanded the area a bit to lighten it up before stamping.  To finish the card, I adhered all the layers and added some buttons threaded with hemp cord.

Don't you just love that sentiment?  And, how about that "juicy novel that I cannot put down" sweet is that?!  Doesn't this just put you in the mood to go grab a good book and find a comfy, shady spot and relax?  

Which way is the beach?  I'm ready!!  ;)  As you can see from my photos, I really got inspired by Marcella's beautiful image!  :)  Well, that's all for my card today, but make sure you check out all of the lovely creations from my Bloom Brigade sisters and Marcella's awesome inspiration post on the Power Poppy Blog.  I hope you can stop back by tomorrow as the Bloom Brigade has one last hop to showcase all of the new sets.  Here's hoping you have a beautiful day and c'mon back by tomorrow!  Until then, take care!

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


Supplies not listed above:  Paper- My Mind's Eye's Stella & Rose "Mabel" 6x6 paper pad, Simple Stories' SN@P! color vibe 6x6 paper pad, Flourishes' Classic White card stock, Papertrey Ink's Rustic Cream card stock; Ink-Papertrey Ink's Chamomile and Chai distress inks and Dark Chocolate dye ink, SU!'s Stampin' Chalk Marker; Other- Buttons from Papertrey Ink and these Copic colors:  E30, E31, E34, E35, E37, E39, E40, E41, E42, E44, E49, Y02, Y15, Y26, YR09, YR23, YR31, R01, R05, BG32, BG49, BG57, YG03, and YG93.


  1. Oh, Katie, I LOVE your card and totally love this image! It's right up there with one of my favorites! Living here in South Florida...well, it's what we do...hehe! Grab a beautiful hat, sunglasses, and a good book! Delightful and relaxing! I love the DP you've used and the beautiful layout! Stunning stitching is nearly always a part of your cards, and the image....well, let's just say that you've captured the beauty and essence (and depth) of it so beautifully! And I love the paper-pieced scarf. Can't wait to use this set, and I really think that's one sweet sentiment! Stunning, sweet friend, and I guess we'll be really excited to see what you all do tomorrow! Hugs, and have a great day!

  2. So Beautiful!! I love the soft colors and way you colored the very cool image and you did an amazing job piecing the scarf!!

  3. What a pretty summery card! Love it :-)

  4. How lovely Katie...Reminds me of Sarah Kay.....Beautiful card. Hugs, joann

  5. Katie this is beautiful!!! Your coastal colours are perfect, love the dotty scarf going over the edge of the circle and your colouring is fabulous!!! Another stunner by you!!!

  6. I have books like this that I can't put down, yes. hee hee This is warm and cozy just perfect for reading. Adore the sketch, awesome coloring!

  7. Not just a fabulous card, but so perfectly staged! It looks like a professional photo shoot. Great job, Katie! Your coloring is the best. Love the paper pieced scarf. You simply amaze me!

  8. Love your coloring and the fun combo of papers to go with it!

  9. Those papers were part of one of my favorite pads. I'm picturing you relaxing with your book, wearing that hat, and sipping some nice cold Georgia tea. Beautifully done Katie girl. :-)