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 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.) 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!


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


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.