Monday, October 23, 2017

Power Poppy's Happiest Holiday 2017 Stamp Release~Day 8!













Hello there and welcome!  I hope you have been enjoying Power Poppy's Happiest Holiday 2017 stamp release thus far!  Haven't Marcella's images been incredible?  Well, hang on because today's set is really going to make your head spin....just take a look at this lovely arrangement inspired by Marcella's very own wedding bouquet, Winter Wonderland!




Now, how about that stunning bouquet?!  I'd say she saved the best for last, but honestly.....I think ALL of the sets are incredible, don't you?  :)  So for my card, I started by coloring this beauty up with  Copics then die cut the image out.  I kept the card design very simple so the bouquet and the beautiful scripty sentiment could really shine.  Speaking of the sentiment, it is on a strip of vellum to add a bit of a frosty texture for this wintry floral image.  My card base is from the same die set.  I decided to make the background really dark to pop the blooms out...so I swallowed hard and pulled out the  Copic N's and a bit of BV.  I will list all of the Copic colors below.  :)
































This really is one of the most striking bouquets I have seen Marcella create.  As always, her attention to every teeny tiny detail makes coloring this up a pure dream!  Thank you, thank you, thank you....dear Marcella!  :)






























One last look at this lovely image....I'll bet you are already writing this stamp set down on your wish list, right?  Well, that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some pretty amazing creations to inspire you and entice you....lol!  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there and also check out Marcella's post on the Power Poppy blog for details on today's stamp set.  I thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you can pop back in tomorrow for the Power Poppy blog hop showcasing the new images once more.....AND the really exciting part....all of the stamps will be available in the Power Poppy store!  Yay!  Until then, take care!  :)

Christine Okken     
Julie Koerber 
Katie Sims <------You are here 

~Katie

Dies set used:  Papertrey Ink's Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die set; Copics used:  C0, C3, C5, C7, N1, N2, N3, N5, N7, N9, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, YG0000, YG21, BV000, BV00, BV04, BV08, BV17, RV000, RV00, RV17, RV52, RV55, RV66, and RV69.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Power Poppy's Happiest Holiday 2017 Stamp Release~Day 2!













Hello there and welcome back for Day 2 of Power Poppy's Happiest Holiday 2017 release!  I sure hope you enjoyed yesterday's kick off and today's set will surely not disappoint!  Please put your hands together for Rustic Rejoicing!  :)





This incredible set comes with a couple of good sized images and some really pretty sentiments.  I chose to use the dove image for my card...





































I started by die cutting and then coloring up my image with Copics.  I added some shimmer with a clear Wink of Stella brush pen and some shine to the bulbs with Ranger Glossy Accents.

Ok, funny little something here....I was just coloring away on my image and already had my card assembled when I read the description of the image.  As it turns out, what I colored up as mistletoe is actually an olive branch.  Well, dang.  Has anyone heard of a white olive? ;)  

Sooo, moving on...I assembled my card base and added a few die cut pine branches for a little texture, then added my image panel.

































Oh, how I love this sweet dove!  There is so much detail in the image, coloring her up was a snap. And don't you just love the mixed fonts in these sentiments?!

So that is all for my card today, but once again my Bloomie sisters have really got some amazing cards for you to see.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love and also make sure you check out Marcella's post on the Power Poppy blog.  Thank you so much for your visit today and I would love it if you would pop back in later in the week when I will catch up with my teammates for another stamp sneak peek....until then, take care!  :)

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


~Katie

Copic colors used: G0000, G00, G29, G40, G43, G46, YG61, YG 63, YG67, E40, E42, E50, E51, E55, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, C3, C7, R30, R32, R35, R56, and R59; Dies used:  Spellbinders Grand dies in Square and Scalloped Square, My Favorite Things Stitched Square Dies, and  Tim Holtz Holiday Greens die set

Monday, October 16, 2017

Power Poppy's Happiest Holiday 2017 Stamp Release~Day 1!















Hello, hello, hellooo!  How are you?  You may can tell, I'm just a little bit excited to share today's post with you!  Today is Day 1 of Power Poppy's long awaited Happiest Holiday 2017 stamp release.  Oh, the images you will see in the coming days....just when you think Marcella couldn't possibly outdo her latest and greatest, she does!  And how!  For today's preview, we have a darling set, Snow Kissed...





Is that snowman not the cutest little guy, ever?!  Well, that is not the only image in this set...I'll bet you'll catch a peek along the hop of the other images!  For my card, I chose to use the snow man image. 








































I started by die cutting my image and coloring it up with Copics.  I added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen then added some glitter to areas of the snow.  I used a few layers of patterned paper and card stocks for my card base then stitched some pom pom trim on before finally adhering my image and a bow.  This card measures 4 1/8" x 5 1/2".

































Once last peek at this darling image....Marcella really gave this little guy a ton of charm, don't you think?  So that is all for my card today, but just wait til you see what my ever-so-talented Bloomie sisters have created for your inspiration!  Make sure you leave a little blog love while you hop and then please stop back by tomorrow for Day 2 of Power Poppy's new stamp release.  Oh, and hey....make sure you check out all of the festivities on the Power Poppy blog today too!  Thank you so much for your visit today...until tomorrow, take care!  :)


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



~Katie

Copic colors used:  B0000, B000, B00, Bo1, B02, B04, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, N1, N2, N3, N5, N7, N9, R0000, R56, R59, R81, R83, R85, R89, E70, E74, E79, G29, G40, G82, G85, G99, and YG01.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday with Power & Spark!















Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I hope you have been doing well.  :)  Today I have a card to share with you featuring Power Poppy's newest Power & Spark challenge.  The darling and incredibly talented Stacy Morgan is our hostess this month and her challenge is Mini & Mighty!  Yep.....just take a lookie at this sweet theme...




You can read all about this challenge on the Power Poppy blog.  OH, and hey.....did you happen to catch the news on the latest digital image?  You might recognize this beauty because it has been a very popular stamp image for a while and now you can own it as a digi!  Welcome Poinsettia & Pomegranates!  




So, for my card today I kind of combined the two themes....a mini card with the poinsettia image.  I did use the Poinsettia stamp set for my card.  






























This mini card is a true mini....measuring in at a petite 3 7/8" x 2 7/8".  I just love making mini cards!  :)  For this card, I started by stamping my image on to cream card stock with red ink.  Next, I die cut out my image panel and added some gold leafing with my Krylon 18 KT Gold Leafing pen and some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen.  I set my image panel aside and assembled my card base and layers, added a little stitching and then stamped my sentiment (from Power Poppy's O Holy Night stamp set) on to vellum and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Lastly, I adhered my vellum sentiment strip, added some foam tape to the back of my image panel and adhered it to my card base.  

I know it is shocking, but I did not color the image.  As you can see, Marcella's image is so beautifully detailed it is striking all on its own! :)

































Now I ask you, is that not the most beautiful poinsettia image of all time?  Sigh, I totally agree!  :)  That Marcella really knocked it outta the park on this one, for sure!  

So that is all for my little, and I do mean little, card today but several of my Bloomie sisters have some wonderfully inspiring cards for your Friday blog hop. Make sure you leave them a little blog love when you visit.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great weekend and until next time, take care!  :)


Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims <------You are here
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Marcella is Tying the Knot Hop!










Hello there and a Happy Friday to you!  We have a very exciting surprise for our dear Marcella today!  While she has been zipping around making the final preparations for her dreamy wedding to the even dreamier Doug, the Bloomies and the Instant Gardeners have been planning a surprise wedding blog hop in her honor.  Today's post is all about showering the Bloom Whisperer herself with much love and endless well wishes for her wedding day.  The countdown is on, and tomorrow is going to get here quick....so let's hop, shall we? :)





Don't you just l-o-v-e the beautiful illustration Marcella created for their wedding invitations?  I have never seen anything as beautiful as this image....and you can tell she is quite smitten with her moto-man, can't you?  :)

For my card today, I chose to use the stunning Daffodils stamp set for my image and the My English Rose stamp set for the sentiment.  I know these blooms have a special place in our dear Marcella's heart and I wanted to color them up for her wedding card today.  I paired it with the die set of all die sets...the one I only allow myself to use for very special occasions (or I would use it every. single. time.)....my most treasured die set for sure, Anja's Squares by Marianne Designs.  I still get giddy every time I pull her out to make a card.  Sigh....



































I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink onto white card stock, colored it up with lots of Copics and added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen.  Next, I stamped my sentiment using three different green inks to give it a gradient look.   Then I die cut the image out and set it aside.  I used two scallop circle die cuts to layer behind my image panel and then layered my card base with white card stock and some green gingham patterned paper.  I also used lots of foam dimensionals in the layers.































I can never get enough of Marcella's amazing details in her images, and these daffodils are among my favorites of all time.  I am hoping this bouquet will remind our beautiful bride how very much she is loved... 

Dearest Marcy...I cannot tell you how thrilled I am for you and Doug.  To be able to marry the man of your dreams...your best friend....the love of your life....what a blessing.  Yours is one of the sweetest of love stories and I know that together you and Doug will write page after page, and chapter after chapter of beautiful memories.  Sending you so much love on your special day, my dear friend.

Does anyone have a tissue?  :)  Happy tears for sure!  So that is all for my card today but I cannot wait for you (and for me too) to see all of the lovely creations by my Bloomie and IG sisters....mercy, there will not be a dry eye anywhere, will there?  :)  Make sure you leave a little blog love along the way and also, please make sure you pop over to the Power Poppy Blog to leave your own special wedding wishes to our darling Marcella. I am so glad you were able to stop by today and I hope to see you around again soon.  Until then, take care!

~Katie



Copic colors used: YG11, YG13, YG17, YG21, G29, YR0000, YR20, YR23, YR24, YR27, BG0000, BG000, BG01, B60, B63, B66, B69, R01, R02, R05, R08, E0000, E40, E41, E43, E44, E50, E51, E55, E57, E93, E95, E97, and  E99.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday~ September 15th!












Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I have a really quick post to share with you for Power Poppy's Friday inspiration using the darling Autumn set, Feeling Fall.  For my card, I used the adorable welly full of leaves and a couple of sentiments from the same set.




I started by stamping my image on a cream card stock rectangular die cut and then colored it up with a ton of Copics!  After my image was colored, I added some distress inks, some shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen, and then my sentiment stamped on a hand cut triangle.  Once I stitched the corner sentiment, I set the image panel aside to work on my card layers.  I used some cream and some plaid patterned papers and added some stitching.  To finish off this layer, I stamped my second sentiment.

For my card base, I scored a line about half an inch or so from the top of one of two brown card stock rectangles and then  adhered the two rectangle panels together at the top.  Next, I ran my card base through my Big Shot to die cut the scallop edge along the top of my card.  

All that was left was to adhere my layers to my card base.  The image panel was adhered with foam tape for added dimension.  This card measures 5 3/8" x 3 1/4".




I just love this little scene and all of the sweet details Marcella packed in here.  As always, this image was a dream to color up!  :)

So that is all for my card today, but several of my incredibly talented Bloomie sisters have some pretty amazing cards to share with you.  Make sure you leave a little blog love when you visit them.  :)  Oh, and if you haven't checked out the Power Poppy blog lately, make sure you do that too!  Lots of wonderful things going on over there and a challenge or two to really get you in the crafting spirit!  I am so glad you were able to visit today...and I am hoping that you are doing "welly welly well" too!  Hope you can pop back in again soon and until then....take care!

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

~Katie

Supplies used:  Paper- Papertrey Ink's "Cocoa Bean" card stock, Classic Ivory card stock from Flourishes, patterned papers from Carta Bella's "Fall Blessings" 6x6 paper pad and "Traditions" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, PTI's Chamomile and Chai inks; Dies-Spellbinder's A2 Matting Basics A set and My Favorite Things' Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle set; Other-Wink of Stella clear brush pen and these Copic colors- W00, W0, W2, W4, W5, W7, C00, C0, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG32, BG45, BG49, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51, E55, E57, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, Y11, Y15, YR23, R01, R02, R05, R08, R30, R32, R35, R37, and R39.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday~August 25th
















Hello there and welcome!  I hope you have had a wonderful week!  I have a little card to share for Power Poppy's Friday inspiration today featuring the Prairie Cheer stamp set.








And when I say little card....I do mean that!  This card measures a petite 2 3/4" x 4".  I started by stamping my image and die cutting it out.  After coloring it up with Copics, I added a little shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen and some ink spatters with a Stampin' Up! tool.  I stitched a bit of gingham paper onto some purple card stock, tied on a bit of ribbon and then attached the panel to my card base.  After rounding the corners, I added my image panel with foam dimensionals.  I used a hole punch to notch out a little spot on  my image panel before adhering it so it could snug up to my bow.





I think this sweet coneflower is somethin' else, how about you?  Marcella really packed the detail in this sweet bloom!  :)

So that is all for my card today but some of my amazingly talented Bloomie sisters have created some real beauties for your Friday inspiration....make sure you leave a little blog love when you visit.  I thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you will pop in again soon.  Until then, take care.



Christine Okken     
Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims <------You are here  
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie

Friday, August 11, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday~August 11!

















Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I hope this day finds you well.  This girl is so very happy for the weekend, how about you?  :)

I thought I would share a card featuring one of Power Poppy's new stamps Dahlia XL.  




Isn't she a beaut?  One h-u-g-e and glorious dahlia to color to your heart's content...what could be better?  ;)  I am quite certain that if the botanical world had superheroes, this dahlia would be one of them!  :)

For my card, I started by die cutting a panel from white card stock, stamped my image and my sentiment, and then stitched some patterned paper to the bottom.  After coloring my image with Copics, I sponged some ink around, added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen and then adhered it to a card base.  Can't get much easier than that, right?  :)  This card measures 3 3/8" x 5".






Just when you think you've seen it all.....here comes another gorgeous bloom compliments of Marcella.  As always, this image was a complete joy to color!





And how about that sweet little sentiment, also from this set!  
So that is all for my card today but some of my A-mazing Bloomie sisters have some beautiful cards to share with you for your Friday inspiration.  And speaking of inspiration...have you checked out Power Poppy's newest Power & Spark Challenge hosted by the incredibly talented Tosha Leyendekker?  OH, it's a goodie...so make sure you do and come play along for your chance to win a prize!  

Thanks so much for your visit today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and until next time, take care!  :)

Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 


~Katie 


Supplies used:  Paper- Papertrey Ink's Rustic White card stock, Lawn Fawn's "Perfectly Plaid" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, PTI's Chai and Chamomile inks, Versafine's Black Onyx ; Other-Spellbinder's A2 Matting Basics B die set, Wink of Stella clear brush pen, Prismacolor white pencil, and these Copic colors- RV000, RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, RV69, R39, BV11, BV13, BV17, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, YR000, Y08, and Y19.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Power Poppy's Abundance Stamp Release~Day 5!




Hello there and welcome for the final day of the Power Poppy Abundance stamp release!  I hope you have enjoyed seeing peeks of all the new sets so far.....today's sweet stamps will definitely steal your heart.  But don't take my word for it....just see for yourself.....say hello to Under Glass! :)






It's a cloche!  Eeeep!  Isn't it adorable?!  And wait, there's more...you can put different little collectibles under the cloche.  I'll bet you will spy the different options on the hop.   For my card, I chose to use the one with the ferns and nest.


















After coloring up my image with Copics, I  fussy cut it out, added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen and set it aside while I assembled my card.  I didn't use any dies for this one, just some simple trimmed layers and my sentiment on a card stock strip.  After adding the stitching, I adhered my colored image with foam dimensionals.  This card measures 4 5/8" x 3 3/8".








If I could pull up a chair and sit in there amongst all of those darling little bits, I would....seriously...lol!  I don't know how Marcella dreams up these darling little vignettes, but she does and I think we can all agree that we are forever thankful for that! :)  

So that is all for my card today but there is so much for you to see.  You really need to check out all of the card goodness from my Bloomie sisters....they have oodles of gorgeous creations for your inspiration and Marcella has a post on the Power Poppy blog that you won't want to miss.  She will tell us all about this new set AND take a lookie at this really sweet deal she has to share with you!  



Oh, and hey....I have posted my Day 3 card for you to see.....the story I could tell you about that misadventure would curl your hair, but we'll just say that there were technical difficulties on a few levels.  Thankfully, all seems well now.  

I thank you so much for stopping back by today and for all of your wonderfully sweet and supportive comments.  They really have made my week.  I hope you will be able to stop by again soon...until then, take care!  :)


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

~Katie

Supplies used:  Paper- Rustic White and Smokey Shadow card stocks from Papertrey Ink, patterned papers from My Mind's Eye's "The Sweetest Think-Bluebell" 6x6 paper pad, Pool Party card stock from Stampin' Up!; Ink-Chamomile distress ink from PTI; Other- Wink of Stella clear brush pen and these Copic colors- Y04, Y18, Y32, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG67, G40, G43, G46, E40, E42, E44, E53, E55, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG10, BG11, C1, and C3. 

Power Poppy Abundance Stamp Release~Belated Day 3 Post!














Hello there!  This post is for Power Poppy's Abundance stamp release Day 3 that was on Friday.  Unfortunately, I was delayed in getting this up, but equipment seems to be working properly now and I am so excited to share my card.  This new set is called Tree of Life, and it is a beaut.....





Isn't that the prettiest tree you've ever seen?  I l-0-v-e all of the little birds perched on branches, the pomegranates...sigh.  I chose to keep my card light on the layers and have one big image panel to show off this beautiful  tree.  I started by die cutting my image panel and stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink.  Next, I stamped the darling sentiment from this set with three inks to give it a gradient look.  Using my MISTI made this a snap to do!  Once that was done, I colored up my image with Copics.




After all the coloring was done, I sponged on a little Ranger Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and adhered the image panel to my assembled card base.  This card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Mercy, how I love this image.  Marcella really outdid herself with this one....can't you just hear the birds chirping?  :)





Yes, indeed....it is a beautiful life!  Complete with pretty illustrations to color compliments of the Bloom Whisperer herself....Marcella.  :)  I know you are going to want to add this dear set to your collection.  Did you see what all of my Bloomie team mates created with this set?  They really knocked it out of the park...let me tell you!  If you haven't checked them out, please do....and leave a little blog love while you are there.  :)

Well, that is all for this card....but I do have another post today that I would love for you to see....it is for Day 5 of Power Poppy's stamp release.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you'll stop in again soon.  Until then, take care!  :)

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


~Katie

Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Rustic White and New Leaf card stocks from Papertrey Ink, patterned paper from My Favorite Things' "Tiny Check Brights" 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, and Cottage Ivy;  Other-Wink of Stella clear brush pen, "Noted:Scalloped A2 Vertical Die" set from Papertrey Ink,  and these Copic colors-YG11, YG13, YG17, YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, G29, G40, G43, G46, E40, E43, E44, E47, E49, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, Y08, Y19, B91, B93, B97, B99, and BV13.