Sunday, October 15, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Hops & Barley

Hello, Friends! Happy Sunday. I'm just popping in today with a new digi set from Power Poppy. This one is a little different from what we're used to seeing from Marcella. It's still a botanical but, this one has a BEER theme! The image is beautiful and the sentiments are as well. See...take a look at Hops & Barley.

Here is what Marcella has to say about this set...

"Everywhere you turn these days, there seems to be an upstart craft brewery opening its doors, or a new "IPA" or "Seasonal Ale" to sample at the local pub. In the spirit of this beloved spirit, I've designed a botanical stamp set that celebrates two of the essential used in the brewing of beer: Hops and Barley.A few "hoppy" sentiments and a wise saying from Benjamin Franklin round out this set, a must-have for beer aficionados. PS: If the beer theme isn’t for you, let these two harvest plants just be a pretty botanical to decorate a masculine or fall card."

I went clean and simple with my design. I printed the image and sentiment on my favorite Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream card stock and colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils. I use only the pencils to blend the colors. I don't use any blending solution. I love the look of pencil but, sometimes my coloring is a little "rugged" so I will use the Prismacolor blending pencil to smooth out certain areas. I'm learning to use just the pencils themselves.

I added a touch of sparkle with a Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush and a few tiny twinkles. This was a super fun image to color. It will probably make a few more appearances on my bloggie this year. *wink*  And, that's it for me!

Please take a moment to visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have created to share with you. AND...I have some wonderful news to share with all of you!

Marcella has been drawing her fingers off and she's ready to reveal the 2017 Happiest Holiday release! Previews begin tomorrow and the stamps will be available for purchase on October 24th. Get ready to have your socks knocked off!


Friday, October 13, 2017

Coffee Please...

Hello, Friends! By now you know I love Autumn but, did you know that October is my favorite month? October is pumpkins, colorful leaves, cool nights, beautiful sunsets, sweet apples, warm cider and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!

Well, I happened upon a really cute digi set called Coffee Please from Verve Stamps. It's the perfect set for a coffee/tea/pumpkin/autumn/fall leaves lovin' gal, like me. I couldn't help myself it's so loaded with pumpkin-y goodness, I had to buy it and make some cards!

What's really cool about digi's is their versatility! The images can be resized, recolored and flipped any which way you want. Take a look at what I did here...please click on the images to enlarge them.

I printed the images onto Papertrey Ink's Rustic Cream card stock. This is my favorite card stock for Autumn cards because it has a real homespun feel, with all of the various flecks of color that are printed right into it. The camera doesn't do it justice. The paper is gorgeous, I've been using it for years and I pull it out each Autumn. Anywho...I recolored the sentiments to suit my needs and colored the images with Prismacolor colored pencils.

I love a touch of blue with the orange. I added a little Crystal Effects and Clear Stardust pen to the pumpkin because pumpkins MUST have sparkle! And a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins finished this card off.

I kept everything orange for this card. The beverage inside the cup has a bit of Crystal Effects on it to give it a wet look. The pumpkins have been enhanced with a Clear Stardust pen. And, I grabbed my Lawn Fawn Best Pun Ever stamp set and stamped out the steam. And finally, I added a few more PPP sequins to finish things off.

Cute set, right?! If you're not a fan of digi stamps, Verve does have a similar set in their clear stamp line.

So, that's all I have to share with you today. It's Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Poinsettia and Pomegranates

Hello, Friends! Happy October! It's the 5th of the month and that means that I have a newly remixed digi to share with you. It's called Poinsettia and Pomegranates .

 Here are Marcella's thoughts on this beauty...

"An instant classic for Power Poppy, this showy holiday image is finally available as a digital stamp — ready for you to resize, flip, flop, or edit to fit any project you've dreamt up. Elegant Poinsettia leaves burst from a whorl of pine needles and sprays of baby pomegranates. Whether you take it on at full speed with punchy reds, inject it with pinks and oranges, go for chartreuse and white, or a subtly shimmering metallics, this image is pretty much an instant knockout. Comes with a lighter version for no-line coloring, plus two new sentiments that are not available in the clear stamp version."

I decided to just simply let this image be the star of the show. I printed it onto smooth white card stock and colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils.

I added gold Wink of Stella to the center of the poinsettia. I like use sequins to accent the greeting, so I sprinkled on a few for a bit of extra sparkle. 

That's it for me today! Please visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have created with this gorgeous set. 

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate the visit.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Autumn's Opulence

Hello, Friends! Whew! What a whirlwind we've been in for the past few weeks! Our dear sweet Peep-in-Chief and Illustrator Extraordinare, Marcella got married last Saturday! There was so much excitement and anticipation within our Power Poppy family. And now...we can relax and enjoy the afterglow. If you haven't already, please take a moment to visit the Power Poppy blog to leave your well wishes for the happy couple and to see the blog list for the designers who participated in a special wedding hop for Marcy and Doug. Click HERE.

And...It's finally Autumn! Yaaay! It's also Day 28 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Are you coloring along? I did a little coloring here and there, nothing special, really. That's the beauty of the jump in when you can and you share if you want to.

Well, today, I have a remixed digi to share with you. This one is a beautiful celebration of my favorite season. The set includes a gorgeous burst of Fall florals and two lovely sentiments. It's called Autumn's Opulence and I know you're going to love it!

Mum's definitely the word when you color up this opulent fall bouquet — three mums, to be precise. Add in a mixture of fall favorites like Asters, Daisies, Oak Leaves, and Berries, and you have a large-scale image that's ideal when used on big, bold cards! Or make an autumnal statement by enlarging this one to be an entire background, or just focus on a few of the flowers and leave the rest as outlines. There are so many possibilities!

I printed my image onto a piece of Papertrey Ink's Rustic Cream card stock. I love the little flecks of color on this card stock and I think it's lovely for Autumn themed cards. The image is colored with colored pencils. I used both Polychromos and PrismaColor. I die cut the image using an oval Nestie and then brushed on a little Antique Linen Distress ink. The berries have a bit of clear Wink of Stella and Crystal Effects on them.

Here's a look at the inside of the card...

I used the sentiment from the set and changed the color to green. It doesn't look like it here, but it's the same green as the "Happy Fall" on the front of the card. I used a bit of the same patterned paper from the front of the card, also, to tie everything together.

That's all I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate the visit.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Marcy and Doug Are Tying the Knot!

There's a whole lotta buzzin' goin' on in the Power Poppy family...Marcy and Doug are getting married! We wanted to do something super special for them and that's why we're having a Wedding Hop! Please join us on this wonderful journey as we hop from blog to blog, viewing gorgeous artwork and reading heartfelt sentiments for Marcy and Doug.

Let's start with this beautiful piece of artwork...

This piece was designed by Marcella for their wedding invitation!  I love the addition of the cogs and tools. She's blended both of their hobbies together. She is amazing! The happy couple is having a woodland themed wedding, which is so perfectly Marcella.

I chose Marcy's Forget Me Not Heart digi for my card. I colored it with Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils and although the picture doesn't show it, the flowers sparkle with the help of a little clear Wink of Stella.

Doug and Marcy...

I wish you lots of happily ever after! Congratulations!

Please take a moment to buzz over to the Power Poppy blog to leave your congratulatory message for Doug and Marcy. I think there are a few behind the scenes pictures for you, too.

Here is the list of wedding sure to visit them all! I know you are in for a real treat.

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Barb Walker (you are here!)Nancy Sheads
Jessie Banks
Elizabeth Zaffarano

Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate the visit. Have a wonderful weekend! Oh! Happy Fall, y'all!


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!