Thursday, July 30, 2015

Power Poppy's August Release- Day 2!

Hey there Soul Sisters!  :)  Did you enjoy Power Poppy's Day 1 Release of the Color Me Grateful collection? Well  just hold on to your head phones, 'cause today's release is going to have you reminiscing about good times for sure!  Let's take a peek at Well Played...

Bringing back fond memories?  I had a boat load of those 45 rpm adapter thing-y's but I would be hard pressed to find one of them now.  When I saw that darling little back pack and the "soul sister" sentiment, I knew right away that I would be using them first!  Not too long ago, Matt and I went to a Train concert and so I thought it would be fun to play off of their song, "Hey, Soul Sister" for this card.  

I started by inking up the back pack in Memento's Tuxedo Black in and stamping on to Papertrey Ink's Rustic White card stock.  I colored the image with Copics and fussy cut it out.  Next, I rummaged through my embarrassingly large 6x6 paper pad collection to find just the right paper....I spotted this darling bordered print from My Mind's Eye's "Dolled Up" pad but the 6x6 size was throwing things off.  To keep the border all the way around, I cut the paper in half along one of the plank seams then overlapped it to a 4" width and sewed a double seam along the plank pattern.  Next I trimmed a bit off the top and bottom and went around with a zig zag stitch.  The card size ends up being just a hair under 4" x 5 1/2".  I adhered this panel to my card base and then die cut out a couple of sheets of the ledger patterned paper from My Mind's Eye's "The Sweetest Thing-Tangerine" pad using a Papertrey Ink's Spiral Notebook Page die.  For my letters, I used another paper from the "Dolled Up" paper pad and Papertrey Ink's Block Alphabet dies.  I went over the letters with my Wink of Stella Clear brush and then coated them in Ranger's Glossy Accents and set them aside to dry.  Once dried, I assembled all of my pieces and fiddled around with them until I liked the arrangement, stamped the sentiment, then adhered everything down and attached the assembly to my card.  For a finishing touch of shine, I added some more Ranger Glossy Accents to the walkman window and the cassette tape window, a bit of Ranger Stickles in Cotton Candy to the little heart patch on the back pack, and a touch of my Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen to the buckle and zipper pulls.

Don't you just love all of the little details on this back pack?  It was so much fun to color!!  And you should see the other fun elements to this set....I am sure you will spy several of them along the hop today.  So are you tappin' your foot or hummin' a snazzy tune yet?  :)  Make sure you check out what all of my incredibly talented Bloomie sisters have created for your little hop down memory lane today and leave them a little love while you're there.  I hope you will be able to pop back in tomorrow for Day 3 of Power Poppy's August Release...and brace yourself for more Marcella bloomin' goodness!  These images will have you positively swooning!  Until then, take care!  :)

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


Supplies not listed above:  Inks:  Papertrey Ink's Smokey Shadow and Chamomile inks, and these Copic colors-BG000, BG32, BG53, BG57, R000, R20, R21, R24, R30, R32, R35, R37, RV14, E40, E41, EE42, E43, E44, E81, E84, YR24, YR30, YR31, Y21, Y26, C0, C3, C5, and C7.


  1. This is such a pretty card! The image is great and I love the background paper - it compliments the colours you have used in the image beautifully :-)

  2. Your style is so cool, Katie! I love the last two especially! Go, Katie!
    Tina in San Diego

  3. I LOVE how you’ve done “hey soul sister” around the backpack! And so smart to hide the cut in the paper too!

  4. This is so fabulously funky Katie and I love how you used the sentiment around your awesomely coloured backpack!!! :)

  5. I am swooning over your card! Oh my goodness! I love everything about it. From the way you've cut your background paper, to the perfectly selected Copic colors you've used, to all of your sparkly touches. So many details that all add up to one fantastic card!

  6. I am speechless Katie, I love every single detail on this card, the coloring, your amazing paper sniping, the layout and that lovely stitching, oh my goodness, so beautiful.
    I can't wait to get my hands on this set, I know I will be in very deep Power Poppy trouble, LOL!!
    Thank you for sharing.

    Maria Rodriguez.

  7. LOVE your papers and the glossy letters and awesome coloring, Katie! Clever way to make the paper work for you. So fun!

  8. Oh, sweet Katie, this is absolutely darling and rockin', soul sister! I totally love it and love all the beautiful (and fun) details! And what coloring, girl!! Just love the DP you've used and the fussy cutting that really pops this sweet image! Totally love it, sweet friend! And I can see I will have a real blast with this set! Hugs!

  9. Terrific coloring, love that paper too, and what you did with the hey with the sparkle and glossy accents, great touch..... you do know that song will be in my head for the rest of the day right?

  10. Fabulous card - love all your details Katie.

  11. Now this is FUN! Adorable backpack and colors, the notepad paper is a clever and perfect touch. Darling card!

  12. Ooo love Train! That Pat M. is a cutie patootie. :-) You are so clever in preserving that wonderful border pattern. I'll have to remember that trick. The backpack plus your "extras" make this a super fun card for any music lover. Way to go Katie girl!

  13. Such a wonderful card, Katie! I love the bright, yet muted colors in the background and the way you brought the fun backpack to life! Oh, the sentiment... I'll be singing those lyrics all night! ♫♬ Just amazing, as always, Katie!