Monday, July 1, 2019

Power Poppy ~ Enchanted Garden Release Blog Hop

Today is the day! The Enchanted Garden Collection clear stamp sets are available for purchase in the Power Poppy shop!

 To celebrate, we are joining up with some VERY talented ladies from Ellen Hutson for a blog hop! We've got fun prizes!!! We are giving away $25 to the Ellen Hutson shop and $25 to the Power Poppy shop! 

To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop. Two random & lucky commenters will win! Comment before Sunday, July 7th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.I am soooo excited about this!! Just wait until you see all of the wonderful creations these ladies have to share with you! Let's get into it!

My card...

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Blogger was being a stinker and I couldn't get a clear picture when I enlarged it so, if you'll click on the photo you can make it larger to see the detail. Anywho...

I decided to use the Woodland Carpet set for my card. This set is my favorite from the new release. I just love the little scenes with the toadstools, the wee snail, a bitty bird and the acorns. They just look like a place where fairies would dwell. The quotes and greetings are all so perfect for the images.

I stamped the image onto a piece of Stonehenge White paper, using GinaK Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored the image with Prismacolor Colored pencils. I added a little Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to the toadstools, the butterfly and the snail. Then, I matted the focal image onto various patterned papers from Lawn Fawn. To finish my card off, I scattered a few tiny gems around. One can never have too much sparkle! This was such a fun image to color!

Well, now it's time for you to buzz on over to see my sweet friend, Christine.  And, if you get lost along the's a list for you.

Thank you so much for visiting me today!  Enjoy the hop. Get inspired. Create and share.

Have a marvelous Monday!


Sunday, June 30, 2019

Day Five ~ Power Poppy Enchanted Garden Release

Hello, Friends! I hope you're having a great weekend so far. Did you enjoy viewing those scrumptious design team samples featuring Summer Berries? The ladies really had fun with that set.

Well, today is our final preview and we are showcasing, Floribunda. Be ready to knock somebody’s socks off (quite possibly your own) when you make a card using these stamps! Sized to fill an A2 card, the enchanted Floribunda border is composed of Fuchsia blooms, arching Lupine, Primroses, Morning Glory, a robust Dahlia, and trumpets of Honeysuckle. Use it vertically or horizontally, the sentiments all fit inside. A little hummingbird ALSO fits inside, or use him with any of our other botanical stamp sets when you would like an avian visitor. The large format stamp set is 6" x 8". This set is jaw-dropping gorgeous.

For my card, I used the main image and it was a JOY to color...

I stamped the image onto a piece of  Gina K. Designs Artist's Choice card stock. This paper was a dream to color on. It's got just the right amount of tooth to grab the pigment and make color blending a breeze. I used Gina K. Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink for all of my stamping. It's such a deep rich black and it stamps out very crisp and clear. It didn't fade or get cloudy when I colored with my PrismaColor Colored Pencils and that's a BIG plus in my book! After I finished coloring, I used a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die to cut out the focal panel and I matted that with some Gina K. Designs Fresh Asparagus card stock. I've been using Gina's card stock for years. It is my absolute favorite. I love the weight of it and the colors are luscious and vibrant. I finished my card off by adding a piece of Fresh Asparagus organdy ribbon, also from Gina K. and I sprinkled on a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. This is a really fun set to work with. I forsee this one selling out super fast!

So. That is it for the previews of the Power Poppy Enchanted Garden Collection! Tomorrow all of the stamp sets will be available for purchase in the Shop. Use the link above to access just the new sets. We will also be having a blog hop tomorrow. You've got to come back for that, because we have a special surprise to share.

Please take a moment to visit the Power Poppy blog to see the beautiful creations my team mates have to share with you.

Thank you so very much for visiting me over the last few days. I really appreciate all of your comments and encouragement. Have a restful Sunday and we'll see you right back here tomorrow.


Saturday, June 29, 2019

Day Four ~ Power Poppy Enchanted Garden Release

Hello, Friends! Happy Saturday! Soooo....what did you think about the gorgeous Strong and Beautiful set? Very pretty, right? I love it when Marcella creates big bouquets and vignettes for us to color.

Today, we are showcasing yummy Summer Berries. Both classic and new illustrations are featured in this summer-centric clear stamp set. A tumbling vine of ripe raspberries makes for the juiciest of focal points, while a sweet bird among strawberry stems is a gentle image you can color up in minutes. A strawberry cluster can be both a small focal image or used in a repeat border. Six sentiments round out this 4" x 6" clear stamp set. 

I don't have a card sample to share with you using this set. design team mates do! Sooo buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog and have a look-see. You won't be disappointed!

Thank you for stopping by! Check back with me tomorrow. Enjoy your day!


Friday, June 28, 2019

Day Three ~ Power Poppy Enchanted Garden Release

Hello, Dear Friends! It's Friday!! Are you enjoying the previews so far?! You were blown away by the wonderful samples featuring Woodland Carpet, right? Oh my goodness! The design team really showed off their skills!

We're going to keep the party going today by showcasing Strong and Beautiful. Whether colored to the nines or stamped in a single ink, this illustration makes a gorgeous statement. An unfurling peony bloom is offset with ferns, lenten roses, and bluebells in a combination you won't find anywhere but Power Poppy. No matter how you rotate or crop this exuberant floral, you’ll come out on top! Five sentiments have clear letters so that you can color them in to coordinate with your palette, and each one carries an empowering or uplifting message. A single lenten rose (Hellebore) and fern frond can be used in conjunction with the main image or on their own. This stamp canvas measures 5" x 6'. You are going to LOVE this set!  It's definitely a must have in your collection.

For my card, I decided once again, to focus on a smaller image. I chose the single Lenten Rose.

I decided to do a little water coloring. I stamped the image onto a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock, embossed it with Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail White embossing powder and I water colored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Look closely at the background card stock, because I used another one of the small images, the fern, to do some tone on tone stamping to create some movement and add texture. I added a coating of Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to give my bloom a little sparkle. I finished my card off by scattering around a few Ivory Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh.

Well, that's all I have to share today. Please visit the Power Poppy blog to be inspired by my design team mates. These ladies are on FI-YA! Such gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS creations!

Thanks for the visit! I appreciate you!


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Day Two~Power Poppy Enchanted Garden Release

Hello, Friends! Happy Thursday! about those Big Sexy Blooms from yesterday?! Didn't the design teams do a fantastic job with that big bold beautiful background stamp? Ahh....such a versatile stamp and the designers really showed that with their various styles.

So today, we are showcasing, Woodland Carpet. This one is my favorite in the bunch. Flora, fauna, fungi and other treasures of the forest floor are celebrated in this unique new 4" x 8" clear stamp set. FIVE images and FIVE sentiments provide card makers opportunities to make both masculine and feminine cards. The vignettes are large enough to be a generous focal image. Remember to look down on you next outing, you just might miss a miraculous, mossy mound bursting with life. Rarely do I like every single image in a stamp set but this Woodland Carpet,  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about it! And I can't wait for you to see the full reveal!

For my card, I opted to use one of the smaller images in the set. Sometimes those get overlooked but as I stated, I love ALL of the images in this set.

Isn't this floral just the sweetest thing?! Ahhh! I love it! I stamped the image onto a piece of Stonehenge White paper, using GinaK Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored the image with PrismaColor Colored pencils. The greeting is also from the Woodland Carpet stamp set and I accented that with a few Tiny Heart Sprinkles from Doodlebug. The camera doesn't show it but those flowers are SUUUUPER sparkly! I made this card in a 4-bar size. I thought that was perfect for showing off this cute little image.

So, that's all from me for today. Now it's time to buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog to see what the other designers have created to share with you. Prepare to have your socks knocked off! The cards are jaw dropping gorgeous!

Oh, by the way...are you coloring along with Kathy R's 30 Coloring Challenge?! It's in full swing. Read all about it by clicking HERE.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a glorious day!


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Day One~Power Poppy Enchanted Garden Release

Hello, Friends! It's been a long time...But, I've got exciting things to share so let's get right to it. There is a brand new batch of clear stamps called the Enchanted Garden Collection, being released at Power Poppy very soon. These sets are soooo special that Marcella had both of the design teams, The Bloom Brigade and The Instant Gardeners create cards to share with all of you! This is VERY exciting for us and we are eager to show you the gorgeous sets Marcella has illustrated. Join us for preview week for the next several days and then on July 1st, it's Release Day and there will be a blog hop collab with a very special group of people.  More about that later on....

So today, we are showcasing, Big Sexy Blooms! You can create a garden of Gerberas in seconds with Power Poppy's very first flower-filled background stamp. Hand-drawn details indicate where to place your shadows, mid-tones, and highlights — so you can make a masterpiece with every impression. Stamp is nearly 5" x 6" to cover an A2 card front. This is one HUGE stamp!

For my card, I wanted a red, white and blue color palette. So, I used white embossing powder on a navy card stock and matted it all with red.  I wanted it to resemble fireworks. One of my best friends has a 4th of July birthday and this card is for her.

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I used the "Hello" greeting from another set that will be featured in a few days. I added a bit of Prisma glitter to the centers of the flowers for a little sparkle and finished things off with some Crystal Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

And that's it for me for today! Please take a moment to visit the Power Poppy blog where you will find a listing of all the designers who created goodies to share. I've seen all of their samples and you will not be disappointed! These ladies are SOOOO very talented!

Enjoy your day!


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Power Poppy Spring Digital Blitz Release!!

Hello, Friends! There's something HUGE going on over at Power Poppy today! It's our Spring Digital Blitz Release.  Marcella is releasing EIGHTEEN digi stamp sets! These sets were previously only available as clear stamps. NOW you can add them to your digital collection! And guess what? They are ALL ON SALE!! Yep! All digi sets are 20% off. No coupon code needed.

I've got a few samples to share. I did some simple coloring with my pencils and created two quick and easy cards. First up is Lavender Sachet. I printed this onto a piece of Papertry Ink's  Rustic White card stock and colored it with Prismacolor Colored Pencils.

There's a lot of sparkle on this card. I wish the camera was able to capture it. I die cut this with the Small Dotted Square Stackables from Lawn Fawn and I dusted Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edges.

Next up is Nest is Best. I just love this image. It's from the Under Glass clear set and Marcella has released all five images for us! I colored this one with my Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils and cut it out with my ScanNCut. There's a lot of sparkle on this one, too.

I've only shared a very small sampling of what's in store for you. Please visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have created. There's soooo much inspiration for you! Remember, ALL of the digital sets are 20% off until Monday. It's time to add some brand new images to your collection!

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!