Friday, October 9, 2015

It's Time for another Power Poppy Friday AND a Special Daily Marker Hop!

Hi there and Happy Friday to you!  Today Power Poppy has teamed up with the incredibly talented Kathy Racoosin for her 30 Day Coloring Challenge!  What's that, you ask?  Well, that clever Kathy has challenged everyone to take a little "me" time and just. color.....that's it!  Just spend some gloriously quiet time coloring your troubles away.....doesn't that sound wonderful?!  You can see all of the details here.

And hey.....have you checked out the latest Power & Spark Challenge on the Power Poppy blog.  That amazing Julie has thrown down a peach of a can read all about that here.

My card actually works for both of these challenges!  Lemme show you what I created.....

I have a serious crush on these darling bottlebrush trees from the Bottlebrush Holiday set so I thought I would do a quick color up and pair it with one of my all time favorite little sentiments from the Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas set.  Since I was sending love, I thought why not make the card a postage stamp shape, so that's what I did!  A few simple layers, some stitching, a little sponging and my colored image now looks like a stamp...ready to send some Christmas love!  :)  

I did add a little sparkle with my Atyou Spica clear glitter pen and then some shine with some Ranger Glossy Accents on the ornaments.  The papers are from a Graphic 45 paper pad that a dear friend gave me.  Don't you just love those little trees?!  

Well, that is all for my card for today but there are beautiful cards a-plenty just waiting to inspire you so make sure you check out all that my sweet Bloomie sisters have created for you.  Leave a little love along the way....and a big hug to Kathy Racoosin for the inspiration too!   Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I'll be back soon with some new Power Poppy goodness to share.....Eeeeee!  :)  Until then, take care....

Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker


Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Papertrey Ink's Rustic White Card stock, green card stock from scrap; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Ranger's Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, Papertrey Ink's Chamomile ink; Other-Spellbinder's die sets in Classic Square Large, Classic Scalloped Squares Large, and Postage Stamp sets and these Copic colors- G29, G40, G43, G46, YG61, YG63, YG67, E42, E44, E47, C2, C5, C9, R30, R32, R35, and R39.


  1. Oh, Miss Katie, what a beautiful and darling card! I just love these bottle brush trees, and what sweet papers indeed! And your stitching is always such a nice touch!! Really nice! And I love the idea of the postage stamp clever! What a precious card and such inspiration for me to just color to do it, right? Hehe! Hugs, sweet friend! (And I'm looking forward to the sneak peeks soon!!!)

  2. I do love those little trees, and the whole idea of a postage stamp card is so CUTE! Love the sentiment with it, too. This is just darling, Katie!

  3. Creative idea with the border! The layout, colors and patterns are fabulous together!

  4. Awww... it's so cute Katie! I just adore that stamp set too - it's one of my favs! I love the postage edge & your matching sentiment. A fan-tabulous card! Hugs my friend!

  5. Katie this is cute as can be. I like the postage like feel of the border for the base. Beautiful coloring and so cute.

  6. What an adorable stamp! Great idea to put Glossy Accents on the ornaments to make them pop.

  7. Awwww Katie!! This is absolutely charming!! Your layout and coloring are fabulous, and I love how it appears the 3rd tree is nodding toward the sentiment "Love". So cute, and so GORGEOUS!

  8. You've put those awesome design skills of your into this little sweetie. Lots of shapes and even texture with the look of those bottle brush trees. Gorgeous work Katie girl! Hugs!