Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Merriest Berries AND The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

Hello, Friends! I've got a new Power Poppy digi set to show you. It's called Merriest Berries and it's loaded with yummy images for you to color in and make quick Christmas cards. Take a look...

Here is what Marcella has to say about her gorgeous illustration..."Three berry-ful options await with this festive holiday set. A bubbling cluster of Holly and Mistletoe overflows with berries, all resting on a bed of ribbon. Whether you choose the bow, the dovetails, or the candy cane option, you are guaranteed to have a good time coloring this one up. Don’t worry about which berries belong to the Holly and which go with the Mistletoe, but rather, have fun using whichever tones float your holiday-happy heart! A "Merriest Wishes" sentiment is available as a complete whole, and as individual words, to add variety to your card making."

I chose to use the cluster with the dovetail ribbons. I printed the image onto smooth white card stock and colored it with Prismacolor and Polychromos colored pencils. This is also day 5 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge with Kathy Racoosin are you playing along?!

This was a really fun image to color. Please take a moment to visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have created to share with you. I am so blessed to work with such talented women. Their creations with this set will blow you away!

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate the visit.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Cherries and Berries

Hello, Friends! I've got something super sweet to share with you today. It's a remixed digi from Power Poppy called, Cherries and Berries. Take a look...

Isn't this just perfect for summer card making?! I love that juicy cluster of cherries! The strawberries and raspberries are sweet, too and I like that there are varying sizes of the berries, along with a blossom or two. SUCH attention to detail! The sentiments are perfect and the fonts are dreamy! This delicious digi set is available now in the Power Poppy Shop. Buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog and get inspired by my team mates and then grab this set and have a crafty weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Monarchs & Milkweed

Hello,Friends! Today is the 25th of July and that means that there is a new digi in the Power Poppy shop. I am super excited about this one. It is so pretty and so detailed and so BIG! Feast your eyes on Monarchs & Milkweed...

This is what Marcy has to say about this very special image...

"Based on an original watercolor and gouache painting created for a graduation ceremony, this scene of transformation follows the Monarch from caterpillar through chrysalis to butterfly. Milkweed (Asclepius) is the only plant on which a Monarch will lay eggs, and here we celebrate the phases of Milkweed as well, from seeds carried away by the wind, through buds and flowering, to the formation of new seed pods. This beautiful image is accompanied by a hand lettered quote with these wonderful Lauryn Hill lyrics: 
 "Everything is everything; 
What is meant to be, will be; 
After winter must come Spring; 
Change, it comes eventually." 

The image is a larger format than most of our digis, 6" across, and of course can be enlarged or reduced in a photo editing program. Lighter "no-line" format image also included."

Isn't is just lovely?! So much symbolism. I was very pleased when I heard that it was being added to the Power Poppy shop. I didn't have a lot of time to color so I have a work in progress to share with you today...click to enlarge.

I printed the image at it's original size onto smooth white card stock and I'm coloring it with Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. I love the darkness of the butterfly wings! I'm looking forward to finishing this piece. I plan to frame it and hang it in The Hive. It could also be cut with decorative dies and used on a card. Or how pretty would this look colored and foiled?! There are so many possibilities with an image this size!

That's it for me today. Thank you for stopping by! Buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog to take a look at what's going on over there. And don't forget to visit the PP blog tomorrow to see the what the Bloomies have in store for you featuring the new clear stamp release.

Have a terrific Tuesday!


Monday, July 24, 2017

Power Poppy News

Hello, my friends! Super short post today...I just wanted to let you all in on a secret...

Power Poppy has a new clear stamp release coming soon. Sneak previews will begin posting on July 26th. There will be FIVE new sets in the Abundance Collection. I've seen one of them and it is gorgeous! Mark your calendars, you won't want to miss a thing!

Stop by tomorrow...I have something to show you. Until then...Happy Monday!


Friday, May 5, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Plant Kindness

Hello, Friends! Happy Cinco de Mayo! Who is celebrating this weekend? I am! Mexican food is my favorite and my friend told me about a new restaurant in town so I'm planning to go there and get my fill of chips, salsa and guacamole!

Sooo, it's the 5th of May and Marcella has given us a doozie of a digi to kick off this month. It's called Plant Kindness and it's perfect for the merry, merry month of May.

Here's what Marcella has to say about this sweet set.."Flower-filled seed packs and heirloom plant listings, rosy-faced journals and calico garden gloves — these are a few of MY favorite things! Color up this cheery gardening vignette for a quick card and plant a little kindness along the way!"

Now, let's take a look at what I did with this set... 

I decided to give my Copic markers a little workout. The image is printed onto Cryogen Iridescent White card stock and I did quick and simple coloring. There's a lot going on in this vignette! It was super fun to color. I paired it with a piece of farm themed patterned paper from the BasicGrey Picadilly Collection. If you look closely, you can see carrot tops, a rooster, fruit trees and more! I think it gives the entire card a whimsical feel. The sentiment is also included in the digi set and it's printed on the same card stock and die cut. Both pieces have a bit of Antique Linen Distress ink sponged around the edges. To finish the card off, I added a few Sparkling Clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins and a heart, that I coated with Crystal Effects.

That's it for me. Please visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my Teammates have created to share with you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Tree Peony

Hello, Friends! Happy Thursday! I'm here to share a new Power Poppy digi set. It's a BIG one, with lots of petals to color. The possibilities with this one are endless...enlarge it, crop out a section, highlight a section, just let your creative mind run free! This beauty is called, Tree Peony.

Just LOOK at that! Gorgeous, isn't it? Here's what Marcella had to say...

"If you think peonies are frilly and fantastic, have you ever seen a TREE peony? The woody cousin of herbaceous peonies, the ones that most everyone is familiar with, have much larger blooms, more exotic coloration, and dazzling centers. The foliage is beautifully cut and is a lighter green than regular peonies, and they grow on large shrubs. Flowers can be 8" across when fully open! This is my homage to the Tree Peony, re-freshed and re-newed for spring release, and a favorite of my mother, Susan.  (Her birthday would have been April 29th)."

I decided to do a little soft watercoloring on this one. Please click on the picture to enlarge it.

I printed the image onto smooth bristol card stock, cut it out with my Brother ScanNCut2, then watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. After it was dry, I spritzed it with shimmer spray. I printed the sentiment panel onto a piece of Papertrey Ink Rustic White card stock and colored the "BIRTHDAYS" in with a purple Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencil and blended that from the bottom up with gamsol. Then went overtop with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I adhered the panel and the peony with foam tape and finished the card off with a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Sunset Sway

Hello Friends! There's a newly remixed digi in the Power Poppy shop today. I know I say this all the time but, this one is a beauty! Marcella has combined some of my favorite things and I am so excited to share this with you. This set is called Sunset Sway and it's available for immediate download, ready to be added to your instant garden. Take a look....

Gorgeous, right? The set comes with this beautiful floral display of tulips and anemones. You get two. One with the butterfly and one without. Who doesn't love a butterfly, though? And, you also get a wonderful sentiment.

Here is what I did with this set...please click on the photo to enlarge it.

I printed it onto smooth white card stock and colored it with colored pencils. I used Polychromos and Prismacolors. I like combining the two, they play nicely together. I printed an extra image so I could color and fussy cut the butterfly. I just used the wings. I wanted to add a little extra something to the card, so I popped the wings up with dimensional adhesive.I also gave the wings some sparkle with a Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. The "sweet friend"greeting is from a Power Poppy clear stamp set called, Go Wild.

After I die cut the image, I gave it a light dusting around the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink, I then matted it with  Neenah Desert Storm card stock and adhered it with foam tape onto my card base. I am love with gingham and this background paper I used is from the Petals and Wings collection from Gina K Designs. I just love the color and it pairs so well with the Kraft tone of the Desert Storm.

Here's the inside panel for the card...

I used a sentiment from Gladioli, another digital set from Power Poppy. I cropped out the butterfly and changed the color to a pale gray so I can still write a message over top.

And that's all I have for you today. Please take a moment to buzz over to the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have created with this sweet set.

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate the visit.