Friday, June 3, 2016

Happy Friday with a NEW Power Poppy Power & Spark Challenge!

Hi there and happy Friday to you!  I hope this day finds you well!  I wanted to share a little card I made for this month's Power & Spark Challenge at Power Poppy.  Our hostess this month is the ever so talented, super sweet, and power house marathon runner, Cindy Lawrence!  Is there anything this girl can't do?  I think!  :)  You go, Cindy!  She has come up with an awesome challenge for us....just take a lookie......

Here is what Cindy says about her challenge:

The Happy Mail Challenge! How many times have you created a card only to have it sit in a basket waiting for that perfect occasion? This time, let’s flip that around and create a card with someone in mind and then, slap a stamp on that baby and put it in the mail! Keep in mind, we want this to be a card “just because.” Sure special occasions are important, but we want this one to be about simply sharing the love – not for birthdays or graduations or anniversaries—a “just because you care” kind of card for someone you’ve had on your mind. The challenge runs through June 30th at 8PM EST for a chance at a Power Poppy stamp set of choice. The Challenge kicks off Friday, June 3rd.

Now how fun is that?!  I am so guilty of not sending cards "just because" and honestly, aren't those the best kind?  So, I pulled out a set I haven't used in a while, Sunny Harvest, and went to work...

I even took my photos outside on my front porch this is supposed to be a sunny day today!  :)  I stamped my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink onto some Rustic Cream card stock from Papertrey Ink and colored it with Copics.  I added a little shimmer with my Wink of Stella Clear Brush pen and some shine with a  Sakura clear glaze pen.  After fussy cutting it out I set it aside and die cut the layers for my card using Spellbinders Marvelous Squares die set, more of the cream card stock and a bit of kraft card stock.  I added some trimmed layers in a chocolate brown to give a little more depth of color to the card base.  After sponging on  PTI's Chamomile, Chai, and Vintage Cream inks, I did some stitching, stamped my sentiment from the same set, assembled my layers, added the twine and then adhered my fussy cut image with foam dimensionals.

I just love this sweet sentiment and the darling bouquet of sunflowers was super fun to color.  Now, all that's left is to put it in an envelope, stamp it, and send it off to a sweet someone.....just because.  Thanks again, to Cindy, for such an awesome challenge!  Would you like to see some of the amazing creations my Bloomie sisters have created for your inspiration?  Well just hop on over to each one and make sure you leave a little blog love while you are there!  I am so glad you could stop in for a bit today!  I hope you have something fun for me, I am going to enjoy this sunny day in  my yard by planting dianthus, coral bells, and hostas!  Until next time, take care!  :)

Oh shoot....I almost forgot some BIG news!!!  Power Poppy is being featured on the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook page here.  In honor of this special occasion, Power Poppy will be having a little contest.  Check this out!

Power Poppy's Color Your Way to Win
Play along and be a Power Poppy Peep all weekend long! Grab your favorite coloring medium and let’s see what you’ve got. Feeling fruity? Ready to Blossom? Need to crank up the tunes? We feel your passion! Now, put it on paper and show us your finished colored Power Poppy image. Put your link as a comment in this post on Passionate Paper Crafters & Friends' Facebook page and we’ll draw one lucky winner to nab a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop. Want to stock up on Power Poppy stamps to play along? Enter discount code MORECOLOR at checkout to get 10% off any clear or digital stamp sets that your little heart desires! We can’t wait to see what you pick and help make blossom with your creative skills. Come see us at more thing....we will have a new digital release on June keep a look out for that!  
Even more inspiration to play along with us this week, right?  Happy coloring!  :)

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


Copic colors used:  YG61, YG63, YG67, E40, E43, E44, E47, E55, E57, E59, E79, Y13, Y15, E18, and YR27.