Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Quiet Christmas Collection

Hello, Friends! I am back today to share the last two sets in the part one of the Power Poppy Quiet Christmas Collection. I don't have samples for these two sets but I wanted to show them to you all just the same.

First up is, Let it Glow!


I love this set! Can't you just see it embossed in gold? Or foiled with silver foil? Or how about rainbow foil which is what I had planned to do with it but my laser printer was behaving badly and I wasn't able to print it out.😠 I love the sweet little details Marcella included that can be used on other digital cards, as well. Like the sequins. Foil those. Emboss them, too...any color you want. Please make sure you click HERE to see what the New Bloom Brigade has done with this set. There are some show stoppers over there!

And for our fifth and final reveal for part one of the Quiet Christmas Collection, we have Heavenly Peace Dove.

This set is so beautiful. And you know, it is perfect for Christmas but can't you see it as a sympathy card, too? Or even a wedding card, maybe? With the right sentiments, I think it's possible. I love the dove. Doves represent purity, gentleness, devotion, beauty, and faith. And of course, olives and olive branches symbolize peace. This is a very versatile set that can be used for many occasions. Click HERE to be inspired by the New Bloom Brigade's creations. They are GORGEOUS!

Okay, my friends, that concludes the first part of our reveal and release of the Quiet Christmas Collection. Look for part two on November 12, 2020 when we will be back to share more of Marcella's beautiful illustrations and the New Bloom Brigade's awesome and inspiring artwork. Do visit the Power Poppy shop to see all of the new digis and to pre-order the clear sets. I know that Marcella has some bundle deals over there that you don't want to miss. 

Until next time...Take care and stay safe.


Sunday, October 25, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Garden of Gratitude

Hello, Friends! I am super excited about today's share! It is one of my top three favorites for the Power Poppy Quiet Christmas release. This set is called, Garden of Gratitude. Just LOOK at it! The Wellies filled with flowers and the Christmas tree shaped trellis laden with ornaments or oranges! You decide! And I adore the mix of fonts in this set, too...so versatile and so very pretty! I just LOVE  it!


I used the trellis image for my card today...


I printed the image onto Strathmore Colored Pencil paper and colored it with Caran D'Ache Luminance and Prismacolor colored pencils. I chose to keep my coloring simple and just showcase this beautiful vignette. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the star and that's all the adornment needed.

That's all from me today. Thank you for stopping in! Please buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog to be inspired by the New Bloom Brigade!

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!


Saturday, October 24, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Enchanted Branches:Nativity

Hello, Friends! I am back today with the next set in the Power Poppy Quiet Christmas release. This gorgeous set is called, Enchanted Branches:Nativity. There are so many things I love about this set; the sweet sleeping Baby Jesus, the darling little lambs and the glorious angel who we all think bears quite a resemblance to our real life angel and Power Poppy illustrator, Marcella. And can we just appreciate the lettering and fonts used on the greetings and sentiments?! SO gorgeous! These words would look AMAZING embossed or foiled. The versatility with this set is that the images can be stamped as ornaments using the hook and cap stamps which would then be stamped on a branch OR they can be used as stand alone images, which is what I've done on my card. SO many options. This will definitely be one set that I use for years to come.


Here is my card...


I printed the image on a Strathmore Colored Pencil paper and I colored it with Caran D'Ache Luminance, Prismacolor and Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. The camera couldn't capture the sparkle; I used gold ink, a gold pen and a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. LOTS of sparkle on this one! I'm keeping my post short and sweet today. It's Saturday and I don't want to keep you here too long sooo....that's it for me.

Thank you for stopping by! Please visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have created to share with you. I'll meet you back here tomorrow for the next reveal! Enjoy the rest of your day!


Friday, October 23, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Mossy Pots with Paperwhites

Hello, Friends! This is the day we've been planning for the last several weeks! It is finally time for the reveal and release of the newest Power Poppy clear stamps and digis for The Holidays 2020...This is the kickoff of our Quiet Christmas Collection and it's Quite a Christmas release! So big in fact, that we are breaking it up into two collections! Get ready for ten days of glorious inspiration from the NEW Bloom Brigade.  We have been coloring and creating in anticipation of sharing these beautiful new designs with all of you! Are you ready? Let's get to it!



Today we are showcasing, Mossy Pots with Paperwhites

Lovely, isn't it?! I can practically smell the paperwhites! Marcella is a master at illustrating florals! One of the things I like most about this set is the versatility. It can be used for Christmas, thank you and on into the new year. Today, I am sharing the thank you card I created. 

I printed my image and sentiment onto a piece of Springhill Digital paper and colored it with Caran D'Ache Luminance and Prismacolor colored pencils. I dusted a little Speckled Egg Distress Ink around the edges of the main image and the sentiment label. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die to cut the focal point, the Friendship Jar Label die to cut the sentiment, gold peel off stickers from Love from Lizi, patterned paper is Mistletoe from Memorybox and the sparkly gems are from Pretty Pink Posh. My card base is 100lb Recollections white from Michael's and I used Toffee card stock from Taylored Expressions for matting. So, what do you think about this set?

That's all I have to share with you today. Please take a moment to visit the Power Poppy blog to see all of the lovely artwork The Bloom Brigade has created to inspire you. I'll see you back here tomorrow to introduce you to another gorgeous stamp set. We're trying something different and we're posting in the afternoon, so my posts will be up at 3:00pm Pacific. 

Thank you for visiting! I appreciate it!



Thursday, October 22, 2020

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Hello, Friends! In my previous post, I eluded to something big coming soon. Well, here's a not so subtle hint...

This is going to be an AWESOME release! Marcella has really outdone herself this time! Of course there are beautiful florals but there are also some new design styles, too. I can't wait to share with you all. Stay tuned, because the big reveal begins really, really soon!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hello, Friends!

Hello, Friends! I hope you all are well and staying safe. Are you ready for something new? I hope so because....

I'll see you back here in a few days...😊




Thursday, August 27, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Aloe and Oranges

Hello, Friends! It has been a loooooong time since I posted. Oh my goodness and Blogger has a new interface! It's a whole new world behind the scenes. Well, I am here now to share a new digital image from Power Poppy called Aloe and Oranges. and it's a beauty! 

I printed the image onto Strathmore Colored Pencil Paper and I colored it with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. It's a work in progress...


Isn't this such a fun image and perfect for summer! This was very relaxing to color. I really enjoy adding all the layers and watching the illustration 'come to life'. I just love the texture of colored pencil! I'll finish this up in the next few days and come back to share the card I create.

Marcella is busy, busy, busy working on new designs so keep a look out for a new release real soon. In the meantime, please go have a look-see at what my Team Mates have created with this image:


Barbara C  










And check back tomorrow on the Power Poppy blog because many of these talented ladies will be showcasing another NEW digital image, Healing Bouquet

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings ~