Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Power Poppy's August Release-Day 1

A very happy hello to you!  I hope you have been doing well since our last get together.  Have you been working on any new and exciting crafty projects?  I have been working on a few... ;)  I am about to bust to share with you Power Poppy's August Release Day 1 set, Happy Crabapple!  Don't you just love that name.  Today's set is the first of three sets being released this month as the Color Me Grateful Collection.  Does this image look a little familiar?  The wildly popular Flowering Branches digital image has been reintroduced as a clear photo polymer stamp set with some pretty spectacular sentiments and darling little bloom-y bits to color up, fussy cut, mask and stamp, or whatever your little heart desires!  How about let's take a peek, shall we?

Wanna see what I made with this gorgeous new set?  

Oh what fun is was to see this old friend!  I was so excited to see Marcella bring this image back as a stamp.  Don't get me wrong, digital images certainly have many wonderful qualities and the possibilities are endless....but there is just something about holding a stamp in your hand, getting it inky and just stamping your heart out, don't you think?  ;)  

For this A2 sized card, I colored up my images with Copics and fussy cut part of the large image (yes, some of the buds and blooms had to be lopped off to work in the space....almost criminal, isn't  and one of the smaller images in the set.  My goal was to highlight this gorgeously scripted Thoreau quote.  So much is being said in just a few words.  It deserves to be shown off and what better way than to frame it up with Marcella's beautiful blooms, am I right?  

The card is made up of some simple layers (some die cut, some trimmed) with some stitching and dry embossing thrown in here and there.  The sentiment panel got a little gold leafing to frame it out and then I attached the fussy cut blooms with Collall.  I have mentioned this product before but it bears repeating....this stuff is great when you are adhering delicate, fussy cut images and want them popped up.  I will admit there is a little practice that needs to take place because it can get a little messy...the drying time takes a bit but that is good because it gives you a little time to apply it where you need it to really pop up even the tiniest of buds.  Love this stuff!  :)  

So, that is all for my card today but you know there are some a-mazing creations compliments of my Bloomie sisters just waiting for you to see.  Make sure you leave a little blog love while you're there and then I'd love it if you could pop back in tomorrow for Day 2 of Power Poppy's August Release.....I can't wait to show you what Marcella has come up with next!  Until then, take care!  :)

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


Supplies:  Paper-Vintage Cream and Scarlet Jewel card stocks from Papertrey Ink, Carta Bella's "Beautiful Moments" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Ranger Distress Ink in "Old Paper", Stampin' Up!'s Crumb Cake marker, Papertrey Ink's Chamomile ink; Dies- Spellbinders dies in A2 Fancy Postage Edge, Labels Twenty, and A2 Matting Basics B; Papertrey Ink's Linen/Canvas Impression Plate; Other:  Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen, Collall, foam dimensionals, Krylon 18 KT Gold leafing pen, and these Copic colors-RV10, R81, R83, R85, R89, E40, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, V12, G28, G40, G43, G46, YG21. YG91, Y13, and BV02. 


  1. Oh, Katie, how gorgeous is this?! I love it, and the DP you've used is fabulous! I love the layout with that beautiful die shape for this touching sentiment (and you know we all love that Krylon pens of ours...hehe!). Just love your coloring and fussy-cutting (so worth it), and your stitching is perfection and adds that wonderful touch! Totally in love with the card and so thrilled that this is now a clear set too! I want all sets clear and digis...haha! Hugs, sweet friend! Looking forward to seeing more!

  2. EXQUISITE!! Oh Katie girl this is so very very beautiful. Your talent with floral images is amazing. This card is classy and elegant and just plain gorgeous. You've hit a home run again my friend. Hugs!

  3. Oh my Katie girl! I love all the delicate layers and your pruning is well suited for your card! Love those Katie-touches of gold. You always have the most amazing sense of patterned paper! Ahhh... to have your creative brain girl! Awesome creation!

  4. Wow! Gorgeous card! I love the gold leafing and the way you've framed that fabulous sentiment with buds and blooms. Your coloring is magical and thank you so much for listing the Copic colors you used.And the background paper you've selected is just perfect! LOVE your card!

  5. Katie you really have a way with sewing, patterned paper and warmth of colouring! This really makes this stamp set shine! Gorgeous!

  6. Gorgeous card, like the way you balanced the group with the small snip of flowers.

  7. Oh!! This is stunning!! I love the quilted feel of this card and the gold that you used around the sentiment. The blooms look so lovely!

  8. Amazing what you've done with these blooms and papers and colors! You have MAD skills, you know? I love every single thing about this. It's sooooo pretty!

  9. Beautiful coloring, I love the paper to go with this and your stitching, great sentiment !

  10. Katie, this is amazing! I love everything about this card, so beautiful. You have such a eye for detail, I love how you placed your blossoms around the sentiment. Your colouring is fabulous, love the colour tones, and the papers are just so perfect with this image. Wow! (big sigh!) Love it!

  11. Gorgeous... Man can you color Katie! I just stare at this in awe. The stitching is classic and I do love the way it looks on each creation. Beautiful sketch frame and layers. Love it all.