Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas to everyone out there in blog land! I hope you've had a day filled with lots of love, laughter and joy (plus some crafty supplies too!)

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Going to the Dogs

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a sketch for you! It was my turn for the sketch so I hope everyone has fun with it. Because it's the holiday season and most of us need more hours in our day I tried to keep it pretty simple!

I used a fun stamp from Mama Elephant for my card. I just love this Christmas tree of dogs! I had colored it up during the 30 Day Marker Challenge in Nov. and it was just sitting on my desk but once I spotted it I knew it would be perfect for this sketch.

I used some patterned paper from a paper pad that I got at Michael's on Black Friday. The pad has a dog and cat theme so I grabbed some of the paw print paper and then used some maroon polka dot paper for the center section. I popped up the image with some dimensionals, added some Wink of Stella to the image and called it done!

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!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Natures Christmas Colors for Creative Confetti

Hello everyone! It's time for a new Creative Confetti Challenge over at the Power Poppy blog and this week I am the host!

I love Christmas and everything it has to offer but I'm pretty traditional and usually use a lot of red and green on my holiday projects. I need to push myself to break out of that mold and try different color combinations and that's how this weeks challenge came about.

For my card I used the Bough Wow Wow clear set. I just love this set and 2 the different boughs in it. I went with the bough with the ribbon and mittens on it, as that is totally something I'd have hanging on my front door!

Blue and green are actually my favorite colors, I just don't generally use them together for Christmas. For this image I decided to make the mittens blue, the ribbon gray and of course I colored the greenery with my green markers. I did add a small pop of red with the heart but you can see that blue and green are the primary colors. I also used silver Stickles on the fuzzy snow puffs to add some more gray to the mix.

Head on over to the Power Poppy blog to play along, I'd love to see what YOU do with these colors. Don't forget, the more you play along during the month the better your chances of winning a $25.00 gift card to the Power Poppy shop. With all the new images added to the shop this month you could really stock up!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Christmas Thank You

I wanted to make some thank you cards to have ready for after Christmas but between work, family and holiday activities I just haven't had the time to sit and color. I was thumbing through my Power Poppy sets when I spotted Big Scripts and this perfect thank you sentiment. After picking out some paper from my stash and choosing green as my main color the card came together super quick and I made 5 total! I love all of the detailed stamps Power Poppy has but it's also awesome to have a sentiment set for quick and easy cards!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Power Poppy Christmas Remix Winner

If you haven't been over to the Power Poppy blog today head on over, the winners from the Christmas Remix have been announced! For my blog the winner is :

** TracyM#6773 **

Send an email to to claim your prize! A big thank you to EVERYONE who left comments during the blog hop, I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!

Also, if you stop by the Power Poppy online shop you'll find a very merry sale going on!!

Monday, December 2, 2019

Power Poppy Day 13- Newly Remixed Holiday Digital Blitz

I hope everyone enjoyed the big Christmas Remix that has been going on over at Power Poppy! I know I've had a fabulous time showcasing so many fabulous images and hearing from so many of you that are loving all the new images and happy to see ones that have been around for a bit! 

To close out the Christmas Remix several new digital stamps that were previously only available in clear stamp format will now be available in the shop! You'll definitely want to head over to Power Poppy headquarters and see the new goodies!

Here are some cards I've made in the past with these images:

Christmas Corgis:

                                                                        Spice It Up:

                                                                        Snow Kissed:

                                                                          Action Santa:

                                                              Bottlebrush Holiday:

Don't forget, today is the last day to enter to win a $20 voucher to the Power Poppy online shop! Just head over to my Day 8 post and answer the question. The deadline to comment is TODAY at NOON Alaska time (4pm EST). Winners will be announced on the Power Poppy blog on Dec.4th.

Head on over to the other DT blogs to see what everyone is showcasing! 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Beary Happy Birthday

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun color challenge for everyone to try!

Like most people this time of year I don't seem to have enough time in the day to accomplish everything I need to do so when I was working on this card I wanted something quick and easy that wouldn't take long to put together. I remembered seeing a similar layout on a card on Instagram (I thought I had saved it but I didn't :( ) and I had the polar bear already colored in my stash so I went to work on the rest of the card.

I die cut the white background piece and then embossed it with a SU folder. The 2 strips of paper were cut with a die from MFT and after stamping the sentiment in blue I placed the 2 scalloped pieces below that and then used dimensionals to pop the polar bear up on the left. I got 4 of the 5 colors on my card! The best part? It took me less than 30 mins to put together, wooohooo!

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 what you do with these colors!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Power Poppy Day 11- Big Ol' Bow

Today in the Power Poppy shop you'll find this great Big Ol' Bow digital stamp set for only a $1.00 as a way to celebrate Small Business Saturday! The bow set comes with several different versions to fit all of your crafting needs!

I used a version that has a tag that says Just For You and I colored the bow in gold inspired tones and paired it with blackberry paper that was embossed with a stripe pattern. A simple design but still visual appealing!

Head on over to the other DT members to see what they created and then don't forget to stop by my post for Day 8 for your chance to win a $20.00 gift voucher to the Power Poppy shop!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday Savings

Happy Friday friends! I hope everyone in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Now that we're coming out of our food comas make sure and head over to the Power Poppy shop for an AMAZING Black Friday sale! Now it the perfect time to pick up some of the new stamp sets or grab some of the ones you've been eyeing for a while!

Don't forget to go by THIS POST to see how you can win a $20.00 voucher to the Power Poppy shop! 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Power Poppy Day 9- Glitter House Village

  Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful day with those you love!

Today at Power Poppy the focus is on the Glitter House Village clear stamp and guess what, as of today you can now get this image in digital form as the Glittery Village! How fun is it going to be to resize this stamp and do all kinds of fun things with it?

For my card I kept it simple (that's how I roll, lol), using some fun red patterned paper for my background and a brown frame to set it all off. It's hard to see but I used jelly roll glitter pens on the trees and houses for snow and ornaments, so there is some sparkle to the card!
Don't forget, on my Day 8 post I'm offering a $20.00 voucher to the Power Poppy store but you have to answer the question! Head over to that post if you haven't done so already and then check out what the other DT members did with the Glitter House Village!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Power Poppy Day 8- Handmade With Love Digis Plus a Giveaway!

Today there is something really fun available in the Power Poppy gift tags!! These designs are so festive and will be the perfect accent to any gift you give. Here is what Marcella had to say about these awesome tags:

A plump package of EIGHT holiday tag designs featuring hand-drawn illustrations by Marcella Hawley. This is one versatile digital download, folks. You get 8 tag designs both with AND without a sentiment inside. Feel free to personalize as you need! Each tag has space for you to sign your name or write out the recipient’s name if the tag is used for gifts.
Images are 3" x 3" and can be resized to suit your tag-making needs. (Digital images are the bees' knees for things like that!)
Images feature everything from a single gift with a ribbon border to a reindeer with ornamental antlers. One features an embroidered look, another a woodsy Thermos with pinecones and twigs. There’s something for everyone!
NOTE: I am still working on the 8th tag... I promise it will be adorable. After purchase, you will receive a note to download the tag when it is added if you buy this set before the tag design is complete.
I used 3 of the designs to create some tags. I stayed with my usual theme of red and green with some brown thrown in :) What can I say, I like traditional for Christmas :)

Here is the really fun part.....I am giving away a $20.00 voucher to the Power Poppy shop!! All you have to do is comment on this post and tell me what your favorite Power Poppy Christmas stamp is. It can be a clear stamp, a digital one, it doesn't matter, just tell me which one you can't live without for your Christmas card making! Entries will close at noon Alaska time on Monday Dec.2nd. The winner will be announced on the Power Poppy blog on Dec.4th (my daughters birthday, wooohoo!)

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT and see what they did with these fabulous tags!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Power Poppy Day 7- Berry Sweet Holiday , Merriest Berries, Wreath Felt Leaves and Fruits

Today we are revisiting a clear stamp set and 2 great digital stamp sets: Berry Sweet Holiday, Merriest Berries and Wreath:Felt Leaves and Fruits

For my card I used the digital stamp Wreath: Felt Leaves and Fruits. I colored in the leaves and berries and then pulled out the Stickles once again to make the pom pom's in the image nice and sparkly. I think I've used more glitter this last week then the last 6 months, my daughter will be proud LOL The sentiment on the card is from the Berry Sweet Holiday clear stamp set, I stamped it in a cherry red to match the berries and pom pom's.

Go check out what the other DT members created and then head on over to the Power Poppy shop to pick up these great sets!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Power Poppy Day 6- New Poinsettia XL Digital Stamp

Today Power Poppy is releasing a FABULOUS new digital stamp set called Poinsettia XL. If you love poinsettias at Christmas this is definitely a must have set!

Here is what Marcella had to say about her amazing design:

The powerhouse of a Poinsettias. This digital download supplies three variations of this vivacious, velvety Christmas classic. With slightly puckered and rippling leaves, you can add lots of dimension and life to this festive plant though your coloring. Includes a large single bloom, Poinsettia with a stem and secondary leaves, the stemmed image with hand lettered "Joy to the World", AND a 5x7" supersized, full-bleed image to steal the show! Each image includes a light grey version for no-line coloring. Go XL and really dive into those petals this season.

For my card I kept it nice and simple. I'm pretty traditional so I stuck with a red poinsettia on a white background, with the letters Joy to the World colored in a gold inspired tone.

Head on over to the rest of the DT blogs and see the amazing interpretations of this image, you will truly be blown away by the creativity! Don't forget to go by the Power Poppy shop when you're done and add this amazing digital stamp set to your collection!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Power Poppy Day 5- Favorite Holiday Set

We're on Day 5 of the Christmas Remix at Power Poppy and today it's all about our favorite stamp, whether it's a clear or digital one.

It was really hard for me to nail it down to just one set as all of the Power Poppy Christmas sets are spectacular and I love working with each and every one of them. However, I ended up choosing Flowering Santa (found in the Power Poppy shop HERE) because it is just so unique and finding another image like this is pretty much impossible!

Anyone ever watch the show Friends? To paraphrase Joey Tribbiani... What's not to like? Christmas? Goooood! Flowers? Goooood! Santa? Goooood! 

For my card I went with some cool colors that I pulled from the patterned paper I used. I wanted the big flower in his beard to be the stand out so I made that one bold and kept everything else a bit more muted.  I just love how this stamp looks good no matter what color combo one uses!

Here are some previous cards I've made with this set:

 Would you like to see what the other DT members chose for their favorite sets? Just follow the links below and let's take a journey through some holiday greatness!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Power Poppy Day 4- Winter Flora Digital Stamp

Today Power Poppy is releasing a FABULOUS new digital stamp set called Winter Flora. The coloring possibilities for this set are just endless, the only thing stopping you is your imagination!

Here is what Marcella had to say about her amazing design:

"Whimsical, wildly wonderful, and a total wow — Winter Flora is a botanical set that goes beyond. You'll love tackling this tangle of Poinsettia, Sweet Bay Magnolia, and Hellebores plus verdant bits of Holly, Pine, and Spruce, punctuated by berries and glass ornaments! There are so many ways you can take this. You can go classic red, white, and green. Think pink with various shades of pastel prettiness. Infuse warm glimmers of yellow, bronze, and gold. You get multiple versions of this bodacious border — with and without sentiments."

For my card I featured an image from the set that has all the beautiful elements of the design along with the 'merry' in the middle of the card. I am naturally drawn to darker, more earthy colors so I made my poinsettia a nice rich red. I wanted the other flowers to be more subtle yet hold their own so I picked colors that would compliment the poinsettias. The ornaments scattered throughout the image stumped me a bit though. I decided to give my daughter a call...we have very opposite tastes but she's always great for bouncing ideas off of when it comes to my cards. After much discussion we decided that I would try some Stickles Green and Silver for the ornaments. After it dried I called her back and told her how much I loved the end result and she tells me "well, I'm pretty much on the Power Poppy team myself now" ROFL 
Make sure you head on over to see what the rest of the DT did with this great digital stamp set and then get on over to the Power Poppy shop to add this set to your collection!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Power Poppy Day 3- O Holy Night

It's Day 4 of the Power Poppy Christmas remix and today we're focusing on the clear stamp O Holy Night and the digital stamp Snowy Church, both of which are ON SALE right now in the Power Poppy Shop HERE.

For my card I used the clear set O Holy Night. I love this image, it reminds me of growing up in New England and seeing all of the old churches lit up for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

Last month I did a card with this image for a Creative Confetti challenge and I used all sepia tones. This time around I decided to go with blue and blue violet tones. I work night shift and in the winter our snow often gets a blue cast to it because of the moonlight, so that's what I was trying to channel on this card. I also wanted to keep the background very simple so I did an embossed white panel with just simple strip of card stock that matches the colors of the image.

Pop on over to the blogs of the rest of the DT for more inspiration and then head on over to the Power Poppy store to pick up the clear set O Holy Night or the digital version, Snowy Church! 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Power Poppy Day 2- Season of Serentiy

Are you ready for what Power Poppy has in store for everyone today? It's an amazing new digital stamp called Season of Serenity and I just love it!! Here is what Marcella has to say about her awesome design:

"Tranquility and peace surrounded by nature, isn't that one of life's greatest pleasures? I’ve tried to capture the essence of serenity in this oval scene of snowy evergreens and mountain caps, accented by a sweet bird in holly in the foreground. (Is it a cardinal? A blue jay? Color it however you'd like to match your color scheme.) Sentiments are framed perfectly by the snowy oval. OR - use the secondary focal image of the bird in holly branches with any of the sentiments. What a versatile digital set! You could even print these out to use as gift tags, just add your own "TO" and "FROM". Images included in black and light grey for no-line coloring."

For my card I decided to go with traditional red and green along with some black and gray. My grandmother loved red cardinals so I love the bird on this image and living in Alaska snowy trees and mountains are some of my favorite things ever, so the trees bending to create a frame and the mountains with the night sky topping things off just speaks to my soul.

Hop along to see what the rest of the design team came up with and then make your way over to the Power Poppy shop to add this fabulous digital stamp to your collection!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Power Poppy Christmas Remix!

I've got exciting news to share...I've joined the Power Poppy team as an Instant Gardener! I am SO excited to create along amazing women who are amazingly talented and just blow me away with what they come up with!

What better way to celebrate joining the Power Poppy team than with a Christmas Remix blog hop! Starting today and all the way through Dec.2 there will be all kinds of fun going on over at the Power Poppy digis, favorite images used in new ways, a big digital blitz and of course, sales!!

Let's get going with today's fun shall we?

Today the spotlight is on 2 great stamps.....the clear stamp Poinsettia and the digital stamp Poinsettia & Pomegranate! You can find both of these stamp sets on sale right now in the Power Poppy shop HERE!

Here is a card I made in Nov.2017 using the Poinsettia and Pomegranate stamp. To this day it's still one of my favorite cards!

For some brand new inspiration featuring these 2 fabulous sets go check out what these ladies came up with. They will have you running to the Power Poppy shop to grab these images!!