Friday, July 3, 2015

Power Poppy's July Power & Spark Challenge

Hi there and a happy Friday to you!  I hope all is well with you.  Things have been a little quiet on the blog front lately....I have been getting caught up on some way overdue projects around the house (does one ever truly get caught up with that?!) but I'm so happy to be back today to play along in Power Poppy's July Power & Spark Challenge.  This month's hostess is the incredibly talented and super sweet Leslie and she is calling out all of us paper hoarders collectors.  :)  You can check out all of the details here.

That's's time to break out those pretty papers and get to creatin'!  But before you tear into those stacks of paper pads, lemme show you what I did for this challenge, k?

I hadn't had a chance to color up those adorable flip flops in the Best Day Ever set yet, so I thought that would be a fun image to use for this card.  I paired it with some sweet beach-y colored papers and kept the card super simple.  I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink onto some cream card stock, colored it with Copics, then fussy cut it out.  Next, I die cut my main panel and stitched the first of my three patterned papers on it.  I stamped the sentiment then adhered my colored image and a threaded button to my die cut panel.  My card base is 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" cream cart stock. I layered two more patterned papers, rounded the top corners of my card base and the patterned papers layer, did some more stitching, and adhered everything together.  

I used my Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen and my Stampin' Up! Stampin' Chalk white marker to add a little shimmer and highlights to my blooms.  

Aren't those the most darling little flip flops?!  AND, that sentiment is adorable too!  Now, are you ready to get going on your own designer paper triple play creation?  Well, before you do...make sure you check out the lovlies that some of my Bloomie sisters have created for your inspiration. Leave them a little blog love while you're there and then start tearing into your stash of designer papers!  :)  Make sure you link up your finished project on the Power Poppy blog  for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!  Yay!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and until next time.....take care!  :)

Allison Cope      
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 


Supplies not mentioned above:  Paper-Vintage Cream card stock from Papertrey Ink, patterned papers from My Mind's Eye's Stella & Rose "Mabel" 6x6 paper pad; Ink- Dark Chocolate ink from Papertrey Ink Other- Spellbinders Labels Eleven die set, wooden button and string from stash, foam dimensionals from Stampin' Up!, and these Copic colors- E50, E53, E55, E57, E59, Y18, Y21, Y28, YR27, R01, R05, R08, R17, and R27.


  1. Oh, Katie, I can't get enough of these flip-flops!! Really! I love yours and the adorable DP you've used! And I always love your stitching to add such panoche!! Hehe! Beautiful card shape and adorable coloring on the flip-flops!! I love it!! And, I too must confess....I have TOO much DP. So this is the challenge for me! Hugs!

  2. Katie, I love the coloring on your flip-flops! They are popped up, I know, but they look so REAL! Love the dp, too!

  3. How CUTE is this? I love these flip flops. Your coloring ROCKS!!

  4. Love your beachy colours Katie and the way you used your paper! The stitching and button tie it all together for a flippin' fantastic card!! :)

  5. Oh Katie, yes your flip flops are darling! I want a pair! LOL. Fabulous colouring - your shading makes them look so real, great papers and design, I love the stitching on this as well. (I need to do more stitching on my cards). Enjoy your weekend.

  6. This is beautiful Katie! I love the papers and the sentiment is great. As for the flip flops - they are just so cute :-)

  7. Neat design, love the pattern strip going across your sentiment panel, fun beachy card!
    And no I don't think I ever get caught up, when I think I have it has started all over again :)

  8. Super cute Katie! The warm cozy feel to this beachy card is perfect. I like the rounded corners and papers too. Very cute.

  9. There you go with those warm colors again. You are always so awesome with them, and these papers are especially pretty with the golden yellow and pretty blue. Very beachy, like warm sand. I LOVE the flip flops in the colors you chose! Fabulous coloring! I would buy these flip flops!

  10. This just has summer fun written all over it. Those design skills of yours are sparkling here Katie girl. Love this sweet card. Hugs!

  11. Such an awesome and fun card! Love your coloring and your style, as always.

    Jeannie T.
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