Friday, January 15, 2021

Power Poppy Pure Fragrance

Happy Friday! Today Power Poppy has 2 fabulous new images available in the store, Pure Fragrance and Volumes of Beauty. As always these new digital stamps are brimming with gorgeous details and are so fun to color!

For my card I used the Pure Fragrance digital stamp. I just love the pretty arrangement of flowers in the bottle. I decided to use colors that made me think about my grandma and the arrangements she would have around her house. She was a florist and had such a beautiful eye for color and knowing exactly what would look great with what.




Would you like to see what the rest of the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade did with these images? Click on their names to see their amazing projects, and then head on over to the Power Poppy store and grab these images!

Monday, December 28, 2020

Rejoice in the Quiet

I'm running late with my post but I have a good reason....my youngest son is up here for Christmas with his girlfriend. It's his first time back home since moving to Oregon 2 yrs ago and our first time meeting his girlfriend. Needless to say I am soaking up every little bit of time with them that I can before they leave on Jan.2!

The new Sunday Stamps challenge is a color challenge and I just love these colors, which are my absolute favs, blue and greens. I'm a nature themed person and most of the walls in my house are either painted blue or green, with a few browns thrown in here and there LOL

For my card I used the new Power Poppy set Cuddle in the Cabin. I adore the images in this set and the colors of the challenge inspired me to pull them out and create what a see when I drive up to Denali National Park, which is 3 hours north of me. There is a large section of the drive where you are surrounded by mountains on both sides of the road and spruce trees are scattered across the landscape. I've also seen moose and caribou on my drives back and forth, so this is what my card captures. 

Make sure you head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us, we'd love to see how you interpret the colors!






Sunday, December 13, 2020

May Your Holidays Bloom

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun sketch from Mellissa!

For my card I used an image from a brand new Power Poppy set called Garden of Gratitude. I just love this unique image of oranges growing on a trellis. You can even change them from oranges into any color ornament you desire!

I kept my card simple, coloring my image on a separate piece of paper and then using my Scan N Cut to cut it out. I popped it up with dimensionals and then stamped my sentiment in orange below it. I got out my paper piercing tool and pierced a border around the card base.

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us, we'd love to see how you interpret the sketch!






Sunday, December 6, 2020

Merry Christmoose

It's been a while since I've been able to play along with a challenge so since I was crabby and needed some creative time earlier today I decided to lock myself in my craft room for a bit and play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

For my card I used the newly released Forest Fellas set from Power Poppy. I just adore this moose! I grabbed some plaid paper for the back square and mounted it all on some green patterned paper with a brown card base. The sentiment was stamped in red on a white banner and the moose head popped up with dimensionals. Quick and easy but enough to make me feel better and ready to join the household again :)






Monday, November 16, 2020

Power Poppy Part 2- Day 5

Welcome to the fifth and final day of the Power Poppy Quiet Christmas release! I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the various sets and the endless possibilities with each one. All 10 sets from the release can be found in the Power Poppy store in both clear stamp and digital form so there is something for everyone!


The last set for this release is called the Joy to the World Bouquet. Look at all the details and variety of flowers...a poinsettia, hellebores, ivy, cranberries, pomegranate and pine needles. Such a lovely feast for the eyes!


For my card I cut out the image with my Scan N Cut and then colored it with copics. I really wanted to try some black hellebores, I though the contrast would be great against the poinsettia, pomegranate and cranberries but in the end I chickened out. Maybe I'll try it on a scrap and see how it comes out. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner in a poppy red and then embossed the white panel with a wood plank design. I then popped up the bouquet across the white panel.

Make sure you stop by the Bloom Brigade blogs to see all of their amazing creations and then head on over to the Power Poppy store to grab your favorite sets!






Sunday, November 15, 2020

Power Poppy Part 2- Day 4

Welcome to the 4th day of the Quiet Christmas release, part 2! Today's set is called Cuddle in the Cabin and I have to say, I keep going between this one and Forest Fellas as my favorite set. Both speak to my soul of things I absolutely adore!

I just love the images in this set....the snowy cabin scene, deer, a lovely pine tree and mountains to create your own backdrop. I don't live in a cabin but everything else about the set sure speaks to life in Alaska, especially since winter is my favorite season! When I was working nights I would come home at 2:30am and just sit on my front porch enjoying the way the moonlight caused the snow to sparkle, and to listen to the absolute stillness of the neighborhood.


For my card I went with a night scene where the moon is shining nice and bright. Those are my favorite nights, where the moon is so bright that it reflects off the snow and the sky is this gorgeous dark blue color and even in the middle of an Alaskan winter you can see for miles and miles because the snow covered landscape is all lit up. It's even better when the aurora decides to join the party and dances across the sky, a partner to the moon. I used a silver gel pen to add some shine to the edges of the roof, porch, trees and fence.

Are you ready to see what the rest of the Bloom Brigade did with this fabulous set? Let's go check it out!





Peace and Joy

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun sketch from Amy!

For my card I used a set from My Favorite Things that has been in my collection for a while but yet has never seen ink. Sadly I have way too many sets like that and I really need to break them out and play with them, no matter how old they are.

I stamped the large sentiment in blue and then cut out some MFT snowflakes to go along 2 of the edges. I also stamped little snowflakes around the sentiment in 2 different shades of blue. The paper is from one of the hot buy pads from Michaels.

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the team came up with and then play along with us, we'd love to see how you interpret the sketch!