Thursday, January 9, 2020

FREE Digital Stamp and a FREE Coloring Class!

Hello, Friends!

There is a FREE Power Poppy Rose digi stamp along with a FREE Kit and Clowder coloring class available and open to everyone! This is an amazing get a beautifully illustrated rose digital stamp, created just for this class, by Marcella Hawley AND you get the detailed, expert teaching of Alyce from Kit and Clowder. The coloring classes are suitable for all skill levels and they are available for both colored pencils and markers. Click HERE for more information.


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Christmas Remix Giveaway WINNER!

Hello, Friends! The Winners of the Christmas Remix Blog Hop have been announced on the Power Poppy blog! 

And the winner of my $20 shopping gift code is....

Henriëtte, thank you so much for leaving such sweet comments on my posts! You are always very encouraging and uplifting! Click HERE to claim your prize.

And I send a BIG thank you to ALL of you who take the time to visit my blog and leave comments. I truly appreciate you. Your comments bring a smile to my face and they make my day! I wish I could give all of you a prize!

Are you all aware that Marcella released sixteen new Holiday digi sets recently and they are all ON SALE!!! In fact, ALL HOLIDAY DESIGNS are 20% off!  No code needed. Just load up your cart and you're good to go! Happy shopping!

Thanks soooooo much for visiting me today!


Monday, December 2, 2019

Power Poppy ~ Newly Remixed Holiday Digital Blitz!

Hello, Friends! Wow...say that title three times fast.😜 As my blog title states, Power Poppy is having a Holiday Digital Blitz and there are A LOT of digital stamp sets being released today! And I had something cute planned to share with you, but things didn't work out the way I planned them.

I was not going to share this at all. I was just going to tell Marcella that I wouldn't have a card ready and be done with it. But for some reason, I felt that it was important that you all know that sometimes I struggle with my card making, too. I have mishaps and failed designs and sometimes I color an image several times before I select one to use for my card. True, I waited until the last minute to pull my card together but this was a busy weekend, my husband wanted to do some shopping, we went out for lunch. And all the while, I knew that my image was colored, I had a card design in mind and all I had to do was build the card, embellish my image, etc. Easy peasy. But...

As I was preparing to work on my card, I couldn't find the power cord for my Scan N Cut. Then I couldn't find the instruction manual. I finally found both of those items and I prepared my image for cutting. Let me just say here, that I usually cut first then color but I didn't do that this time. You probably already know where this is going, don't you? I began cutting the image, turned my back for a second and when I went to look at the cutting job, I realized that the card stock had shifted and well...

That blade sliced right through my image!😲 I flopped down in my chair and had a good cry. There was nothing I could do to salvage it. My daughter suggested keeping it flat and creating a background for it but I just couldn't do it. I had planned to make a shaker card, with snowflakes, glitter and sparkles. Although it was getting late, I decided to start over. So, I cut and colored another snowman. And this time, I cut FIRST! 😃

I began to gather all of my materials to make my shaker card. I went to my adhesives drawer and guess what? I didn't have any foam tape! Sheesh! That's  when I decided to get a cup of tea and sit down and type out my experience. We've all had "one of those days". *sigh* I will put this little guy from Snow Kissed onto a card very soon.

So now it's time for you to buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have been up to. Thank you so much for stopping by! I truly appreciate all of you. And speaking of appreciation, don't forget about my GIVEAWAY for a  $20 Power Poppy gift card/code. Read more about that HERE. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for all the details.


Saturday, November 30, 2019

Power Poppy and Small Business Saturday

Hello, Friends! I don't know WHAT happened to my post yesterday!😕 It was a jumbled mess. I hope you were able to make your way over to the Power Poppy shop and grab a handful of goodies. Today, we've got something else for you in celebration of Small Business Saturday. 

Marcella is offering 25% off storewide! Use code:THINKSMALL at check out. 
In addition to that she's got a dollar digi for you. This one is called, Big Ol' Bow.

Isn't this just beautiful?!😍 And because it's a digi stamp, it can be resized, flipped or whatever you can imagine. Think about making cute, personalized gift tags or cards and not just for Christmas! This big ol' beautiful bow can be used year round. It can be resized and made itty bitty, turned slightly askew and added to the top corner of a spring time card. It can be made into a gift card holder. And if a laser printer is used, the image can be foiled! Oh! The possibilities are endless. What can YOU think of to do with this Big Ol' Bow? Grab it while you ends Sunday at midnight Central Time.

Our Christmas Remix Blog Hop is wrapping up and I sure hope you all had as much fun as I did. I was not able to participate each day, so if you'd like to take a look at all of the posts in the hop, click HERE. Enjoy!

I want to thank each and every one of you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind and encouraging comments. I read each one and I treasure them all.💝 I am grateful to be part of this card making community and I love reading that you've been inspired by my work. As a small gesture of appreciation... 

I am giving ONE of my dear blog readers a $20 Gift Card/Code to use on anything from Power Poppy! Make sure to comment on this post and all of the other Christmas Remix Hop posts here on my blog, for your chance to win. Entries will close on December 3rd at 6pm Pacific Time. Winners will be announced on the Power Poppy blog on Wednesday, December 4th. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend and watch out for those crazy Black Friday shoppers! Whew! It's a mad house out there!😱 


Thursday, November 28, 2019

Power Poppy Black Friday Event!

Hello, Friends! I wanted to make sure that no one was left out of this fantastic event! The Power Poppy Black Friday Event is only for 24 hours so get your wish lists ready. This is the perfect time to stock up! The sale begins November 29, 12:01am and ends November 29, 11:59pm CST.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Power Poppy Christmas Remix Blog Hop featuring ~ Merriest Berries

Hello, Friends! I don't know about you but I have been soooo inspired by all of the lovely creations the design teams have been sharing! I really enjoyed seeing everyones favorite stamp set. If you missed that, click HERE.

We've got more inspiration to share with you today, featuring a festive digital stamp set called, Merriest Berries.

Do you remember this one? Another beautifully illustrated image from Marcella. I printed the image onto smooth white card stock and colored it with Prismacolor and Polychromos colored pencils. I trimmed out some of the ribbon bits to add interest and I used a little Crystal Effects on the berries to create dimension. To finish off the card, I accented the greeting with a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins.

It's short and sweet today! Please visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have created. Thank you for stopping by! I truly appreciate it.


Sunday, November 24, 2019

Power Poppy Christmas Remix Blog Hop featuring ~ My Favorite Stamp Set...

Hello, Friends! Today each of the participating design team members is featuring their favorite Christmas stamp set. When I thought about this one, I was completely overwhelmed because I have soooooo many favorites. But if I can only choose ONE, it would be, Wreaths Plain and Fancy. I absolutely LOVE wreath stamp sets. I don't even know why! But, I have several in my collection. The Power Poppy set is definitely my favorite in the bunch. Do you remember this one?

The set has two beautiful wreaths and lots of accessories and greetings to put in the center. It's such a cute idea and the little candle, deer and church are so adorable! Here's how I used it...

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I used my MISTI to stamp the image with Peeled Paint Distress ink. I stamped it onto watercolor paper and using a damp paint brush, I did a bit of watercoloring. Then I stamped the image again with Pine Needles ink and I did a little more watercoloring. I just pulled the color from the stamped ink, going over the stamped lines very lightly.

Then I added the little candle...

I used the same watercolor technique for the candle. And for the bow, I scribbled Worn Lipstick Distress ink onto an acrylic block, picked the ink up with a damp paint brush and watercolored with it. To finish off the image, I colored the berries with Festive Berries and Fired Brick Distress inks and blended them with a Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. Then I coated the berries and the candle flame with Crystal Effects to add dimension and shine.

Next, using the word, PEACE from the Botanical Tree clear set, I stamped it out with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Ranger's Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

The font used for PEACE is just so pretty! And it looks radiant embossed in platinum.

This set is so versatile! On this card panel, I embossed the wreath in gold and watercolored it using a combination of Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and Distress Markers. Then I added red Stickles on the berries. 

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And it's even pretty with no coloring at all! I whipped up a batch of these very quickly. You can see that this is a well loved set!

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And that's all I have to share with you today. I hope you enjoyed seeing how I've used my favorite Christmas set. Now it's time to buzz over to the Power Poppy blog to be inspired by my team mates. I hop over there myself to see what their favorite sets are, too!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate the visit. Have a restful Sunday.