Friday, August 19, 2016

Power Poppy's August Blog Hop!

Hello there and Happy Friday to you!  Today marks the end of Power Poppy's August release and to mark the occasion we have one last hop for you!  Today is also the day that all three of Marcella's amazing new sets in the Nature and Nurture collection will be available for purchase in the Power Poppy Store.....YAY!  :)  I am so excited to share with you my card using another image from the Feeling Fall set!  Take a lookie here...

I started by stamping the adorable cat and pumpkin image and coloring it up with Copics.  I die cut it out with a Spellbinders Classic Oval die and sponged some Ranger Distress Ink in Peeled Paint and Papertrey Ink's Chai and Chamomile inks to age it a bit.  Next, I added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen.  With my image tag done, I went to work on my card base. 

 I used Papertrey Ink's Pumpkin die set from their Shape Up series.  I used several patterned papers from Carta Bella's "Fall Blessings" 6x6 pad and inked the sections with more PTI Chai and Chamomile inks, pieced them together and stitched them up.  I used a bit of Classic Kraft paper for the stem and stitched it on my card front.  Next, I tied a bow, punched a couple of very small holes in my pieced card front and tied the bow on with a button and twine.  I die cut a small tag with more Classic Kraft paper and stamped the sentiment.  Lastly, I attached the image tag and sentiment tag with some foam dimensionals.

Can I tell you how much I love, love, L-O-VE this image!  Well, I do!  That chevron stripe and those polka dots....I get giddy, I tell ya.  :)  And let me not fail to mention that adorable-y spooky cat!    

This card ended up measuring approximately 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  And I still love this image....just sayin'....again! ;)  So that is all for my little card today but let me just say that my Bloomie sisters have outdone themselves once are in for a real treat.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there and then jet on over to the Power Poppy store to make one, two, or all three of these amazing new sets your own!  AND...lemme tell you a little something else....Marcella has whipped up a super sweet sale so while you are getting these new sets you can stock up on some other sets or digis that you have had your eye on.....

• FREE SHIPPING when you spend $50 or more- See Power Poppy Blog for International Shipping info
• Select discounts on clear stamps throughout the shop!
• Download frenzy: All Digital Stamps 25% off

So what are you waiting for? Before you do go though, let me tell you how much I have enjoyed your visits and sweet comments this week!  They have all meant so much to me.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of fun crafty things!  Until next time, take care!  :)

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


Supplies:  Stamps-Power Poppy's Feeling Fall stamp set; Ink- Memento's Tuxedo Black, PTI's Cocoa Bean, Chai and Chamomile, Ranger Distress Ink in Peeled Paint Paper- Flourishes Classic Ivory, PTI's Classic Kraft, and Carta Bella's "Fall Blessings" 6x6 paper pad; Other- Classic Kraft ribbon and button, Pumpkin and Pumpkin Sections Shape Up Series dies and Tiny Tags die all from PTI, hemp twine,  Wink of Stella clear brush pen and these Copic colors- C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E39, E40, E41, E44, E57, E93, YR12, YR18, YR30, YR31,  G20, G21, G24, G46, YG91, and Y26.


  1. No, YOU have outdone YOURSELF!!! Katie your pumpkin card is so CA-UTE! and yes, this image is adorable! This whole set if so cute! A beautiful creation!

  2. This is one gorgeous creation, Katie! I love your pumpkin shaped card with all it's stitching and the wonderful mix of patterned papers! It's the perfect backdrop to showcase your beautifully colored image. I can tell you had a lot fun creating this one! :)

    Have a great day!
    Barb :)

  3. Oh, Katie, this is absolutely and completely one of THE cutest and most darling card EVER! Wow, I do love this image and love how you've colored it up and made a darling pumpkin card - oooh, it just makes me want it so much - now! Hehe! I love the DP you've used and the beautiful stitching! This could NOT be any more beautiful and adorable at once! And once again you've added some beautiful grosgrain and button with twine! LOVE!!! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

  4. This is the cutest thing, Katie! Your brilliant imagination is in full swing again. Oh, how I love this set. It's a must have, for sure. What a fabulous card!

  5. Katie this is fabulous! What a great imagination you have my friend, just delightful! Love everything about this!

  6. Oh my gosh, this is clever and stunning!

  7.!!! This is the third card I've seen in the last couple of days that had sewing on it!! That's it, I'm getting out my sewing machine from the attic!! This is gorgeous!!!! Just got this stamp set today too! Can't wait to receive it!!


  8. How cool is that, totally love the coloring and that pumpkin is so pretty with all it's different patterns, totally love it!!

  9. What an adorable pumpkin shaped card, Katie!! Love your rich and whimsical at once!! You have really showcased this image wonderfully!!

  10. Katie this is adorable and a die you say? Oh I need this one. The papers are fun, great stitching and your kittie is perfect with the pumpkin.

  11. I just purchased this stamp set and cannot wait to get my hands on it. I love it and love this card!