Friday, January 19, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~January 19th!

Hello there and welcome back for another Power Poppy Friday!  How have you been?  We have been getting some very c-o-l-d weather here...complete with snow....again!  I am loving seeing the snow, but the temperatures in the teens are getting a bit old....and the impact the weather has had on our camellias has not been good.  Most of the about-to-open blooms were lost on two of our camellias and we are waiting to see about the other two....keeping our fingers crossed.  So, I figured if I can't have the real blooms, I'll just color one up from Marcella's incredibly beautiful stamp set, Simply Camellias.  

I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to white card stock.  Next, I die cut the image  and then colored it up with Copics.  After that, I stitched some patterned paper along one side, then stamped a sentiment from the Prairie Cheer stamp set with Tsukineko's Versafine ink in Onyx Black.  Lastly, the image panel was adhered to a blue card stock base.  This finished card measures 3 1/4" x 4 3/4".

Don't you just love this darling little camellia bloom?  As always, Marcella's amazing details  make this a dream to color up.  I chose to color this bloom as a variegated variety....actually, I am on the look out for a good variegated camellia to join our others.  I am thinking if I could find one like this, we'd be set! ;)

So, that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some lovely creations for your Friday inspiration, so make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Make sure you also check out the latest goings on over on the Power Poppy blog.....lots of good stuff to see!  I am so glad you could stop by, and I hope to see you around her again soon.  Until then...take care!  And....stay warm! :)

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


Supplies used not listed above:  Paper-patterned paper from My Favorite Things' Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright 6x6 paper pack; Dies-My Favorite Things' Dienamics Cross Stitch Rectangles die set; Other-Wink of Stella clear brush pen and these Copic colors-BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG07, BG18, C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, G29, G40, G43, G46, YG91, Y15, E41, E44, E47, E50, E51, E55, R81, R83, R85, and R89.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Power Poppy's January Power & Spark Challenge with CardMaps!

Hello there and Happy Friday to you!  Today I have a special post.... this week Power Poppy teamed up with PageMaps by Becky Fleck to bring you some card samples using Becky's CardMaps wonderful card sketches!  AND it just so happens to coincide with our January Power & Spark challenge so that crafty and clever Julie Koerber has come up with an incredible challenge theme for you!  Just take a lookie at this...

And here is what Julie has to say about her challenge...

For this month's Power & Spark Challenge, we're asking you to "Grab A Map," and get in on some Power Poppy Fun! We've teamed up with's CardMaps to showcase 10 new sketches featuring some of Power Poppy's fabulous stamp sets. You can find all ten sketches along with design team samples HERE So grab a map, use it to spark a little cardmaking creativity and then, link your creation up HERE. If you play along, you'll be in the running to win a $50 Shopping Spree to the Power Poppy Shop! But wait, there's more! Becky Fleck, the fabulous Pagemaps guru, is also offering a $25 Power Poppy gift card and all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post! The Pagemaps contest closes January 22nd, so hop on over soon! We can't wait to see what you create. 

Now doesn't that sound like fun?!  Here is the sketch I was given...

I just l-o-v-e square cards so this sweet sketch was right up my alley!  For my card, I chose to use Power Poppy's Bloomin' Wonderful stamp set for my image and paired it with the "Sending Love" sentiment from the Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas stamp set.

My card base is actually a tag die but I thought it would make a fun card shape!  I stamped my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to a die cut and stitched card stock/patterned paper panel and colored it up with Copic markers.  Next, I die cut my sentiment pieces, stamped my sentiment, sponged on a little ink and assembled the layers.  Lastly, I adhered everything to my card base.  Oh, I did also add some shimmer with a Wink of Stella Clear brush pen.  Gotta have some shimmer on those blooms, right? ;) This finished card measures 3 5/8" x 4".

Just check out all of the beautiful little details in this bouquet!  That Marcella doesn't miss a thing, does she?  :)  Isn't this the perfect little winter floral arrangement?

So that is all for my card today, but several of my Bloomie AND Instant Gardener sisters have created some beauties for your card making inspiration.  You can see the link list here.  Make sure you leave a little blog love while you are there and then c'mon and play along with us!  Make sure you link up your CardMaps sketch inspired card for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree in the Power Poppy store!  Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon....until then, take care!


Supplies used:  Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress ink in Tumbled Glass; Paper-Classic White card stock from Flourishes, patterned paper from My Favorite Thing's "Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright " 6x6 paper pad, Lucky Limeade card stock from Stampin' Up!; Other-Tag Sale Quilted die from Papertrey Ink, Stitched Square die from My Favorite Things, Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle dies from Spellbinders, Wink of Stella Clear brush pen, and these Copic colors-BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, B60, B63, B66, B69, B79, BV0000, BV00, BV13, C1, C3, C5, W1, E55, E71, E74, E79, YG0000, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG67, Y13, and RV02.