Monday, November 26, 2018

Power Poppy Holiday Digital Blitz!!

Hello, hello, hello, Friends! I have got something super exciting to share with you today. It's the Power Poppy 2018 Holiday Digital Blitz Release! Marcella is releasing TEN new digis! TEN!

There are soooo many wonderful sets in this release, I am sure you will find several that you love. I have a few samples that I created with the clear sets to share here and there are SO many more on the Power Poppy site. You'll have to buzz on over and take a look-see.

This is the image from Country Home Christmas, but  I used the clear set called, Simple Joys for this card. Of course with the digital image, it can be re-sized and flipped and cropped and whatever you can imagine! I love the rustic watering can with the branch and ornaments. And that sweet little gift is so adorable.

The camera doesn't show it but, there is A LOT of sparkle on this card! I used Prismacolor colored pencils for my coloring.

This next card features the image from Filigree Tree but, I used the Botanical Tree clear stamp set.
I watercolored this one with Distress Markers and it's stamped onto Smooth Bristol paper. You can see that I used gold embossing powder to emboss it but, you can achieve a similar effect by using a laser printer and gold foil.

And just think! This is only a small sampling of what's in store for you in the Power Poppy shop! Head on over for lots of inspiration and grab a few new digis while they're on SALE! YES! These new digis are part of the Cyber Monday offer! Now go get 'em!

That's it from me for now...Happy Coloring!


Power Poppy Cyber Monday Event

Hello, Friends! Have you all recovered from Black Friday? Well, hang onto your hats because the fun continues with an AWESOME Cyber Monday offer from Power Poppy!

Power Poppy Cyber Monday
20% OFF your entire order with code 20CYBER
Offer starts Monday, November 26 at 12:01am and ends Tuesday, November 27 at midnight

Includes all in-stock stamps, dies, and digis - including brand new digis!

Cyber Monday SPECIAL:
"Holiday Digital Blitz" - offering Holiday images that had previously been available in clear format only! Look for your favorites such as O Holy Night, Bough Wow Wow, and Simple Joys now in digital. Soooo exciting!

Please buzz on over to Power Poppy and have fun shopping!


Friday, November 23, 2018


Hello, Friends! I am SO excited to tell you about this amazing offer from Raw Skin Co


 The three-step clear skin bundle is on sale for UNDER $20! Here's what you'll get:

African Black Soap-bar OR liquid-your choice
Organic Rose Water
Whipped Shea Butter

These are the products that I use every single day. I use the liquid soap for my face and the bar for my body. And I spritz my face with rose water before I glide on the shea butter. After showering, I pat my skin dry, leaving it slightly damp and I apply the shea butter. That's it and that's all! Beautiful skin...naturally. These products can be used by all genders, all skin types and all ethnicities. They are all natural with no toxic chemicals, fragrances or colors. If you've been wanting to try them, NOW is the time.Your skin will thank you! Click HERE for more information.

Supplies are limited so shop early! And use code: BARB at checkout for a discount!


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Power Poppy Black Friday Event

Hello, Friends! It's time to stock up and save on ALL of the items on your Power Poppy Wish List! 


Includes all in-stock stamps, dies, and digis, while supplies last

 Use discount code: STOCKUP 30

Sale starts: Friday, November 23 at 12:01am CST

Sale ends: Sunday, Nov 25 at midnight CST


Monday, November 5, 2018

Power Poppy ~ Ultimate Poinsettia

Hello, Friends! It's the 5th of November and that means I have a new Power Poppy digi set to share with you. This one is called, Ultimate Poinsettia and it sure is a beauty!

Here is what Marcella has to say...

"One of our most popular holiday clear stamps is now available as a resizable digital download. Straight from the set "Winter Wonderland" without any alterations, we have the gorgeous floral spray that will bring a splash of decadence to your holiday cards! A Poinsettia is surrounded by frilly Anemones, Dusty Miller leaves, and Pepperberries. Of course we want you to color these plants in any way that brings you delight. But if you’re a purest, there are the inspirations behind my drawing! A new sentiment that you can color in joins the floral display." If you'd like to see Marcella's inspiration photos, please visit the Power Poppy blog.

Here is the picture that inspired the colors for my card.  I love the soft white and the cool blues with warm red.

And here is my card...

I had the image printed onto X-Press It Blending card at my local copy center, then I colored it with Copic markers. Next, I added a bit of shading with my Prismacolor colored pencils. After the coloring was complete, I used my laminator to foil the image with silver foil. And I gave the pepper berries a little sparkle with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen. A few silver studs and a silver cord bow finished the card off. I tried for thirty minutes to capture the sparkle and shimmer on this card, but to no avail. You can see a tiny glimmer of the glitter paper I used to mat the focal image. In real life, this is one glitzy card!

This color palette is definitely outside of my comfort zone. But, the advertisement caught my eye and I knew I wanted to use it on a card. When I saw this set, I thought they were a perfect match. I like how it turned out. I think I'd like to add a tiny bit of chunky glitter to the Dusty Miller leaves to give the card a real frosty feel. I also think it would be pretty to print two copies of the image and then fussy cut one of the poinsettias and adhere it onto the other with foam tape to add dimension. Or use gold beads for the center of the many possibilities! What a fun image to color!

So that's it for me today. Please visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my teammates have created to share with you.

Oh! It's day five of  The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Are you coloring along?:)

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the visit. Have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Hello, Friends! Happy Halloween! I can't believe we are at the end of October already! Time is just flying by! Well, I have a card to share with you today. I used the Painting Pumpkins digi from Power Poppy. It's soooo cute! The set features three pumpkin vignettes and four sentiments. What's really cool about this set, besides being SO dang cute, is that there are options not only for Halloween, but Thanksgiving, too.

I chose to use the jack o'lantern image. I had it printed at my local copy center to have it printed with a toner printer, so I could foil it.

I included this picture of my work in progress so you could see how it looks before the foiling. Just a note here...I post a lot of  "wips" and sneak peeks on Instagram. Sometimes, it's just not convenient for me to edit pictures and type up a blog post, so I snap a photo with my phone and do a quick post on Instagram. For this image, I posted a short video showing the foiling process. So, if you're on Instagram, check out my feed. I'm 1BusyB

Okay. Back to the card...I colored the image with Prismacolor and Caran D'Ache colored pencils. After all of the coloring was completed, I used my laminator to foil it.

Not too bad, right? I do have some spots that didn't foil but, overall, I am pleased with it. I used a tiny greeting from Stampin' Up! for the 'happy halloween'. I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze onto the water cup and the tops of the paint jars. And then a few gold half pearls finished it off.

Oh! November 1st is the kickoff for the next 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Visit The Daily Marker for more information. I've got a busy schedule this month so I won't be able to participate every day but, I will color and post when I can. Join in!

That's it for me today. Have a fun and SAFE Halloween!


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Lawn Fawn ~ Thanks a Bushel

Hello Friends! Happy Saturday! I have a card to share! I finally pulled out a stamp set from my massive Lawn Fawn collection and made a card! There's something about Autumn that makes me want to color apples, baskets, pumpkins and leaves. I chose to use the basket of apples from the Thanks a Bushel stamp set.

I stamped the image onto Neenah Desert Storm card stock and colored it with Caran D'Ache Luminance colored pencils. These pencils blend like a dream! They are so smooth and so easy to work with. Then, I used the coordinating die to cut it out. I mounted the basket onto a piece of Into the Woods patterned paper, also from Lawn Fawn. The sentiment is from the same stamp set as the basket of apples and it's embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder from Stampin'Up onto Pure Poppy card stock from Papertrey Ink. I die cut the strip of red card stock with a Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners die and adhered that to my card panel.

This was a fun image to color. I kept things simple. No embellishments. That's it from me!

Thank you for visiting with me today!