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!!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A Corgi Christmas

Today I'm sharing two cards, both for Creative Confetti Challenges over at the Power Poppy blog.

The first card is for the most recent challenge, which is a fabulous sketch from Julie. As part of the 30 Day Daily Marker Challenge on Instagram I had colored this fun image of 2 corgi's under some mistletoe and it was perfect for this sketch. Normally I pick my paper first and then go with colors from there but this time I colored the image first and had to really dig through my hoard  stash to find some paper that would work with the colors on the image. I finally found some and started to put the card together. Because the patterned papers are a bit busy I wanted to keep the main background more neutral to help keep the focus on the main image so I used a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder to give a little texture to the main background and then I adhered it all to a blue card base. It's definitely a bright and cherry Christmas card! One of my grand doggies is a Corgi so I think I'll be sending this card to one of my boys and his wife!

The second card is for the previous Confetti Challenge, I didn't get my card finished and posted before the link closed for the month, ooops! For this challenge we were to use one of Power Poppy's free digital images on our project. I used the Let It Be coloring sheet, I just love this image with the leaves surrounding it! I chose some nice rich autumn colors to work with and once again pulled out some polka dot paper. What can I say, I love polka dots :)

Make sure to head on over to the Power Poppy blog and play along with Creative Confetti! If you do you could possibly win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Power Poppy store!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Gather Together

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun color challenge featuring some lovely rich autumn colors. Thankfully Stampin Up has some DSP that matches perfectly so I grabbed that paper and went from there.

My layout comes from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I decided to use the wood pattern from the DSP for my background, bringing in the dark brown color from the color palette. Then I used a strip of paper that features the deep red color and a hint of the orange. I stamped a leaf in Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso and die cut that out, then cut some smaller leaves out. I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock and used a circle punch to cut it out. After getting my leaves the way I wanted them I then adhered the circle with the sentiment on it above them, using dimensionals. 

Make sure you head over to Sunday Stamps to see what the rest of the DT created (several of us were thinking the same way with the DSP!) and then play along with us, we'd love to see how you use these colors. Don't forget to stop by and play along with Freshly Made Sketches also, there is still time to join in there!

Stamps: Gather Together (SU)
Paper: Pretty Peacock, Pumpkin Pie, Merry Merlot, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Come to Gather DSP (all SU)
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie (all SU)
Accessories: Gathered Leaves Dies, Circle Punch, Dimensionals