Friday, February 26, 2021

Friday Fun with Power Poppy~Forest Fellas-Finnian Fox

Hello, Friends! Happy Friday! I'm here today sharing another card I created featuring the Power Poppy Forest Fellas clear stamp set. Each of the critters from this set is available individually in digital format. If digis are your thing, click HERE

For today's card I chose to spot light, Finnian Fox. Soooo adorable! Again, I used the clear stamp set but here's a gander at the digi set...It's cute, right?! And it includes some really nice sentiments, too. Digi sets are great. They are very versatile and they take up zero space in your crafting area since they live inside your computer. These files are available for immediate download which means you could be coloring Finnian in a matter of minutes after your purchase. If you are new to using digital images, there is a tutorial HERE for you to view. And there are many, many more tutorials on YouTube. 

Okay...let's get on to the card for today! I started out by stamping Finnian onto a piece of **Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube card stock, using **Taylored Expressions Oreo ink. Both are Copic friendly so I decided to dust off my very neglected Copic markers to color this guy. Let me just say here, I'm a bit rusty with my Copics. But I had fun coloring and that's really what matters, right? And now, here's Finnian Fox...

For my card design, I used Mojo Monday Sketch 429. I haven't used sketches in while, either. I'll tell ya what though, it was nice not having to think about card design. I just selected my papers and started cutting. Speaking of papers, I used more of the gorgeous patterned papers from my January Club Echo Park kit. I am REALLY lovin' that kit. I keep it right on my craft table and I'm constantly dipping into it.

So, after I finished coloring my image, I die cut it and with the image still in the die, I brushed around the edges with Stormy Sky Distress Oxide ink. I like how that gives a little extra color but keeps a clean white border. I assembled all of the card pieces and I added a tiny bit of sparkle by layering on a few Love From Lizi Peel Offs. Then, I adhered my focal panel, added a sentiment circle and some snowflake stickers and my card was finished.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!



Sunday, February 14, 2021

Love You Always~Simon Says Stamp Card Kit

 Hello, Friends! Happy Sunday! So, today, I've got a Valentine's Day card to share with you. I recently did a re-set of  The Hive and I pulled out several years worth of Simon Says Stamp card kits that I've been squirreling away for reasons unknown. And Friends, when I say years, that is no exaggeration. I've got untouched card kits dating back to 2015.😞 I see the kits online and they are soooo preeeety. Then I purchase the kits, receive the kits, open the kits and love the kits and then I box up the kits and put the kits away. Whhhyy?! Well now...I need to USE the kits!! My plan is to take a kit and create cards and projects using as many of the kit items as I can. The cards will be sold, donated, mailed out, or gifted. I am overwhelmed by how much STUFF I've accumulated over the years. So. That brings me to my card share for today. I used components from the February 2019 Simon Says Stamp card kit. Gorgeous, isn't it?

What drew me in? It was the stamp set and the patterned papers! The images in the stamp set are beautiful and the scripty words are Kristina Werner's handwriting. LOVE that!  Plus, I love all things vintage. This kit was just calling my name! 


Here is the first card I created with it...

You can see I've used three of the patterned papers, the card stock, the twine and the stamp set. I love that pop of black! In addition to the black card stock from the kit, I added some Love From Lizi Peel Off stickers to frame strips of the patterned paper. They add shine, sparkle and interest without adding bulk and that's a win for me!

I also finished off the inside of the card...

The stamp that I used for this came from the SSS February 2015 card kit. For continuity, I used more black card to mat the sentiment panel and more Love From Lizi black Peels Offs. The glittery pink hearts are also from Love From Lizi. I dusted a little Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edges to add to the vintage feel. I am pleased with how it turned out. (This card has been sold)

Well, that's it for me. I will continue to create with this kit until the supplies are exhausted. Then that will be one down and many, many, MANY more to go. Are any of you hoarding card kits? I can't be the only one, right? Right?! LoL! Oh! And by the way, today the March 2021 Simon Says Stamp card kit is being released. Have you seen it? It's another beauty! Do I need it? Nope! Will I buy it? Yep! 😄

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Valentine's Day!



Friday, February 12, 2021

Friday Fun with Power Poppy ~ My Favorite Pair

Hello, Friends! Happy Friday! I hope you all are safe and well. Today I am featuring the My Favorite Pair digital stamp set. And I've used it to create a non-traditional Valentine's Day card. Have a look see...

I printed the image onto a piece of Gina K Designs Artist Choice card stock that had been die cut with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. Then I colored it with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. After the coloring was finished, I stamped some spatters around with Stampin' Up!'s Crumb Cake ink and I added the same color ink around the image with a blender brush. A few Sparkling Clear sequins added interest to the greeting. And finally, I adhered the focal panel to the card base with foam tape, brushed on a little sparkle with a Wink of Stella glitter brush and that was that. Nice and easy.


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Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!💖



Friday, February 5, 2021

Friday Fun with Power Poppy ~ Forest Fellas

Hello, Friends! It's been a while! I hope you all are safe and well. Today's Friday Fun feature is the Forest Fellas clear stamp set. I adore this set for many reasons but here's something interesting; Each of the critters in this set resembles a member of my household. No joke. I don't know how Marcella did it but, it's really funny!


The Bear and son-in-love and my youngest daughter:)


The Fox and the daughters:)

 And finally, the Moose...My Hubs:)

 This just cracks me up! When I saw the prototype for this set, I immediately identified my family members and what's more, they all agreed with their critter! LoL! Anyway...thank you for indulging me. Now let's get on to the card..

I chose to use Bernard, the lovable bear. Isn't he just the cutest with his hot beverage, scarf and watch?

I stamped Bernard onto a piece of  Strathmore Toned Tan paper and colored him with Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. This guy is a delight to color. He's just so round and jolly. His little overalls can be paper pieced, too, like I did HERE. After coloring, I fussy cut him out and adhered him to my card base. I added a bit of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to his beverage and his watch. And I used the patterned papers, card stock and enamel dots from the January Club Echo Park kit, featuring the Winter Market Collection.

If you'd like to add Bernard to your collection, buzz on over to the Power Poppy shop. He's available in the clear set, Forest Fellas and also in digital format, Forest Fellas:Bernard Bear .

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

Blessings ~


Sunday, December 6, 2020

Power Poppy 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Hello, Friends! Happy Sunday! Tomorrow, December 7th, I am up on the Power Poppy blog with my card share for the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop, where we are showcasing the new clear and digital stamp sets in the Quiet Christmas Collection. There are prizes, giveaways, a SALE and more! Buzz on over and join the fun!


I will be sharing a clean and simple card featuring the Let It Glow clear and digital stamp sets. 



I hope to "see" you there!



Saturday, November 14, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Season's Greenings

Hello, Friends! I am back with another set from the Power Poppy Quiet Christmas reveal and release. This set is called, Season's Greenings and it is one of my favorites! I adore all of the images in this set. I feel as though Marcella peeked into my thoughts and she translated them into this set...the glorious wreath, the wheelbarrow brimming with Christmas blooms, the adorable Planta Santa and the bitty bird, along with musical notes! THEN she included punny sentiments in festive fonts. So much fun here!


I fell in love with Planta Santa and he is who I showcased today...



I think this guy is just the cutest! I stamped him onto a piece of Papertrey Ink Rustic White card stock and colored him with Caran D'Ache Luminance and Prismacolor colored pencils. This card stock gave me a bit of resistance when blending and adding layers of color. This one is better suited for my Copic markers, in my opinion. Anyway, I created a very simple card. The card base is Red Hot card stock from GinaK Designs, the patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn and the focal panel was die cut with a Stitched Square die from Simon Says Stamp. I used Sparkly Fluff on his hat, a Clear Star glitter pen for sparkle and the little gold circle accents around the greeting are from Starform.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Enchanted Branches:Woodland

Hello, Friends! The party continues today with another new clear stamp and digi release from Power Poppy! Today, we are showcasing Enchanted Branches:Woodland. This set is magical! There is so much you can do with it. The idea here, is to use the branch as a place to hang the ornaments. Marcella has included hangers of varying lengths, along with an ornament cap. There are also patches of lichen that can be stamped onto the branch. I love that! And of course, the images can be stamped without the hangers, as well.


 I'm sharing a work in progress and I used the digital version of the set.



I printed the image onto a piece of Papertrey Ink's Rustic Cream card stock. I've used this card stock for years. I love the little flecks of color and bits that are in the paper. It's smooth but it looks, well, as it's name suggests, rustic! For coloring, I used Caran D'Ache Luminance and Prismacolor colored pencils. I honestly don't know which direction this is going to take but I will share the final project when I'm finished. I wanted to use non-traditional Christmas colors and also something retro, like pink and turquoise. I don't know! We'll just have to wait and see where it goes! I used a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen on the hangers and ornament caps to add a bit of sparkle.

That's it for me today. Now it's time to buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog to see what the Bloom Brigade has created to share with you.

 Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow!