Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Power Poppy Quiet Christmas-Day 5!

Welcome to Day 5 of the Quiet Christmas release! I hope you've been as excited about this release as I have been! Marcella has truly outdone herself with these amazing sets. The best news? It's not over yet....we'll be back on Nov.12 to showcase round 2 of new sets and let me tell you, 2 of my absolutely favorite sets of this release are in Collection 2 and I cannot wait to show them off!!

Today's set is called Heavenly Peace Dove and it is such a beautiful image. The lovely dove on an olive branch is so eye catching and I just love the sentiments that are in this set!

For my card I colored the dove with some of my T copics and then used YG's for the olive branches. I mixed some dark olives with some green ones on the branches for some contrast. I adhered my image panel to some patterned paper with silver on it and adhered that to a green card base. I thought the card needed something else to finish it off so I took a sheer ribbon and tied that across the bottom of the card. I know it's hard to see in the picture but it's there :)

It's time to visit the rest of the Bloom Brigade to see their amazing creations!

Monday, October 26, 2020

Power Poppy Quiet Christmas-Day 4!

Happy Monday and welcome to day 4 of the Power Poppy Quiet Christmas blog hop! We're highlighting another brand new set today called Let It Glow.

How fabulous is this set? I love Christmas lights and I'm always wanting good sentiments to put inside my Christmas cards and this set offers both of those! Look at all the fun elements in the set, there is just so much you can do with these images and sentiment!

For my card I decided to create a Christmas tree made of lights, with the Let It Glow sentiment as the tree topper. I created lines of lights, decreasing them in size as I went up the page until I hit the height I wanted. Then I added the sentiment and turned it until I was happy with the way it was positioned above the lights. I then used my copics to color the lights and sentiment and I also went around all the lights to make it look like there was a bit of a glow coming from them. It's a nice and simple card but I really like how the lights and sentiment take center stage.

Let's go hop and see what the other Bloom Brigade members did with this great set!

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Power Poppy Quiet Christmas- Day 3!

I hope everyone is enjoying the Power Poppy Quiet Christmas blog hop so far. My mojo has been gone for a while but all of these wonderful new sets have my imagination spinning, it's good to be excited about creating again!

Today's set is called Garden of Gratitude and is one of my absolute favorites! I love the boots with the Christmas flowers in it and that trellis with the vine and fruit? Perfection! Marcella's images are so unique, that's one of the reasons I fell in love with Power Poppy when I discovered  them!

For my card I decided to use the fabulous trellis image. One of my very best friends lives in Florida and I thought of her and her family as soon as I saw this image. Since I colored the fruit as oranges I tried to keep the colors of the presents more toned down and garden feeling with the colors while still staying traditional. I printed the sentiment out and changed the font color to green to go along with the green in the image. I went with a simple kraft background on a green card base.

Now it's time to see what the fabulous Bloom Brigade did with this fun set...READY...SET....GO!!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Power Poppy Quiet Christmas- Day 2!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Power Poppy Quiet Christmas blog hop! I hope you took the time yesterday to go and see all of the fabulous inspiration from the Bloom Brigade. I honestly had my jaw on the ground looking at their amazing creations!
Today's release is titled Enchanted Branches-Nativity and has so many beautiful, peaceful images. I decided to go with the image of Baby Jesus as it reminds me of the nativity my grandma would put under her Christmas tree.

I really wanted to keep this card as simple as possible. I colored the image with copics, tossing in some gold and a rust color for the blanket. I originally just had the white image against the green background but didn't like it much so I decided to add the patterned paper behind it. The gold from the image carries through to the paper and the red from the berries balances nicely against the patterned paper. I took the pine branch from the set and cut and colored out 3 of them. I laid 2 of the branches flat on the card along the top of the image panel and then I placed the 3rd one across the middle of the other 2 branches and popped it up for some dimension. The green paper in the background is embossed with a wooden plank design to keep the outdoor feel going.

Time to see the gorgeous creations from the Bloom Brigade! Click on each name to see their designs and then finish up at the Power Poppy blog :)

Friday, October 23, 2020

Power Poppy Quiet Christmas Release-Day 1!

I am SO excited! It's time for a brand new Christmas release from Power Poppy ((squeal)). It's been 2 years since the last holiday collection and wow, you will NOT be disappointed with what Marcella has designed for this new Christmas collection. Finally, something good to come out of 2020 LOL

Today we are highlighting a new set called Mossy Pots with Paperwhites. I decided to use the image of the paperwhites in a bowl with ornaments leaning up against the bottom of it. Because paperwhites are a very pure looking flower I wanted to keep the background very soft and quiet. I mixed and matched 3 different patterned papers that use the same colors and then I popped up my image over the papers. For a little pop of color I added some red with the ribbon through the flowers and then red stickles for a few of the ornaments. I used silver stickles for the other ornaments. I colored the flowers with my C copics and also used a hint of YG. I wanted my bowl to have an outdoorsy/nature feel to it so I carried the brown from the flower bulbs into the sides of the bowl. This image was so fun to color!

Are you ready to see what the rest of the Bloom Brigade did with the new set Mossy Pots with Paperwhites? Click on the names below to visit the blogs and see the amazing talent!

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Merry Kiss-Moose

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far. Here in my neck of the woods we are getting our first snow of the season. It won't last long because we're going to head into the upper 30's by the end of the day but I'm still enjoying every single snowflake that falls!

Not only is it the season for snow in Alaska but it's also time for the moose to start moving around more in search of food. My daughter has had a moose in her backyard for a few days now feeding on the crabapple trees. Her roommate is not happy about the moose snacking on the trees but my daughter thinks it's great LOL With moose in mind I took one look at our Sunday Stamps sketch from Annette and knew what stamps I wanted to use. I took a tad bit of liberty with the circle elements of the sketch but you can still see the sketch when looking at the card so it's all good :)

The moose are from the Gerda Steiner Designs set Moose Love. I love this set because it has a bull (male) and a (cow) moose. I am SO picky about moose stamps, I cannot stand it when companies use a moose image with antlers and then throw some pink elements on it to make it a female moose. That's not how it works....if it has antlers it's a boy!

I had the images colored and set aside on my desk so all I had to do was pick out some patterned paper for the background, cut out the brown square and white banner with dies and then place my moose images how I wanted them. I also cut out and colored the mistletoe image from the set and popped that up above the bull moose.

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 sketch!

Monday, October 5, 2020

Fall Moose

I'm late, I'm late! I went to Denali National Park over the weekend and didn't get any crafting done before I left so here is my Sunday Stamps card a bit late.

We have a fun color challenge this week at Sunday Stamps and the colors are perfect for fall. When I saw the colors my eye instantly went to the yellow and I started thinking about what I could do to make the yellow the focus of my card. I looked around my area to try and get some inspiration and 2 things instantly jumped to mind..... moose and larch trees. I LOVE larch trees, I think they are so cool. I'd love to have a bunch in my yard but my husband isn't a big fan like I am. The bright yellow/orange they turn in the fall just really appeals to me.

I then started thinking about the brown in the color palette and of course what comes to mind? Moose of course! It's rutting season and when I was up in Denali I was really hoping to see some big bulls looking for a female friend but alas the moose were nowhere to be seen. We did see a young bull as we were leaving the park but all the others were hunkered down somewhere.

For my card I used the trees in the Merry Moose set to stamp some larch trees and then I added some smaller pine trees in front of those. I then stamped my moose image on Soft Suede card stock with Early Espresso ink and used my coordinating punch to pop the moose out. The background paper is from the Plaid Tidings DSP found in the SU Holiday Catalog. I popped the moose up with mini dimensionals and I thought about adding a sentiment but then decided I liked the card as it is and so I put it down and called it good!

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 what you do with these colors!