Friday, August 5, 2016

How About a Little Power & Spark?

Hi  there everybody and I am so glad you stopped by today!  I have a quick little post for Power Poppy's new Power & Spark Challenge!  This month's lovely hostess is the incredibly talented and super sweet Julie Koerber.  Just take a look at her inspiring challenge and fun description...

Power Poppy is going all “C.S.I.” on you this month. No, it’s not what you think. We’re not on the case – we ARE CASE-ing. We are challenging YOU to Copy, Steal, Inspire! All you need to do is pick a Power Poppy creation somewhere in blog land by any designer and be inspired by it. Then, create your own spin on the original design! Just that simple!

So, with that in mind, I went surfing on the net to find my inspiration project.  I did not have to look long at all before I came across this darling tag design by Donna Phelan.  I loved the look of her beautifully layered tags so I thought I would give that a try....and no better time than now because there is a certain Mr. Sims that is about to have a birthday!  So, to go all out, I decided to color up this gorgeous layer cake from the Party Time stamp set in Matt's favorite colors....those of his beloved Georgia Bulldogs. GO DAWGS!  With college football season just around the corner, I thought this would make a pretty fun tag for his gift bag. I used some bits of patterned paper and some washi tape for my tags, colored my image up with copics, fussy cut it out and adhered it to a die cut tag that I had stamped the banner image from the same set.  Some more patterned paper, stitching, black card stock and a wood grain impression plate finish off the second layer of my tag duo.  I added some shimmer to the little sentiment banner with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen.  Next, I added my ribbons, twine and button and adhered it to my bag.

I had a little trouble trying to get some good photos of both the bag and tag because the bag was a pretty good sized bag...just right for filling up with goodies for my favorite birthday guy!  ;)  Here is a slightly closer view of the tag...

I was able to get a photo of everything together but I am afraid that the tag is a little out of focus...but, you get the idea here....

So there you have my birthday tag inspired by Donna's lovely layered tag project.  I had so much fun putting this together....thanks, Donna!  :)  

Well, this is all for my project by I know several of my Bloomie sisters have some pretty amazing things to share with you so make sure you check them out...and leave them a little blog love while you are there.  Then, why don't you join us for this challenge?  Find a little Power Poppy inspiration, and create your own project...make sure you link it up on the Power Poppy blog for a chance to win a free stamp set!  OH....did I mention that today is also the day that the amazing Power Poppy Instant Gardeners are debuting the newest digital image?  Make sure you check that out is sure to be quite a display of gorgeous cards for your inspiration.   Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.  Until next time, take care....



  1. Oh Katie, this is perfect presentation at it's finest!!! Love the tag, gorgeous colouring and stitching and what fantastic inspiration! So happy to see you back creating my friend!

  2. Katie, love your tag today. Gorgeous colouring, love all the layers, stitching and colours. Great take on your inspiration piece. You squeezed so much detail onto your tag - very impressive but to no surprise. Have a great weekend Katie, and thanks for inspiring us with your creativity once again. Hugs,

  3. Talk about improving on the original! This is STUNNING, Katie. And I am beyond flattered that you used my double layered tag as inspiration! Super sweet of you! Have a happy day!

  4. I am not sure about the Go Dawg's party... ;-) But your tag is FABO! Love the stitching you added, great papers and oh such a lovely chocolate cake! Awesome tag Katie!

  5. love your card, your coloring is awesome

  6. Oh, my gosh, that's so cute and very manly and it looks fantastic on the bag! I love that this set can be made feminine or masculine. You did an amazing job CASEing Donna's awesome original!

  7. Wow I LOVE your tag!~! Super job on the colors layers and giving it a masculine look! Hubby will be impressed Im sure ;)

  8. That pretty tag dresses that bag up perfectly for Mr. Sims. Great choice with the layering and the simple but striking color scheme. Hugs!

  9. Oh, Miss Katie, this is fabulous, and Matt is surely going to love it and especially all the goodies inside! What an amazing tag and such a beautiful tag to CASE from Donna's! So beautifully colored, and I always love the amazing details of your stitching and the embellishments! STUNNING! Hugs, sweet friend!