Sunday, December 6, 2020

Power Poppy 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Hello, Friends! Happy Sunday! Tomorrow, December 7th, I am up on the Power Poppy blog with my card share for the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop, where we are showcasing the new clear and digital stamp sets in the Quiet Christmas Collection. There are prizes, giveaways, a SALE and more! Buzz on over and join the fun!


I will be sharing a clean and simple card featuring the Let It Glow clear and digital stamp sets. 



I hope to "see" you there!



Saturday, November 14, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Season's Greenings

Hello, Friends! I am back with another set from the Power Poppy Quiet Christmas reveal and release. This set is called, Season's Greenings and it is one of my favorites! I adore all of the images in this set. I feel as though Marcella peeked into my thoughts and she translated them into this set...the glorious wreath, the wheelbarrow brimming with Christmas blooms, the adorable Planta Santa and the bitty bird, along with musical notes! THEN she included punny sentiments in festive fonts. So much fun here!


I fell in love with Planta Santa and he is who I showcased today...



I think this guy is just the cutest! I stamped him onto a piece of Papertrey Ink Rustic White card stock and colored him with Caran D'Ache Luminance and Prismacolor colored pencils. This card stock gave me a bit of resistance when blending and adding layers of color. This one is better suited for my Copic markers, in my opinion. Anyway, I created a very simple card. The card base is Red Hot card stock from GinaK Designs, the patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn and the focal panel was die cut with a Stitched Square die from Simon Says Stamp. I used Sparkly Fluff on his hat, a Clear Star glitter pen for sparkle and the little gold circle accents around the greeting are from Starform.

And that's all from me! Please take a moment to buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog to be inspired by the New Bloom Brigade.

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate it!


Friday, November 13, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Enchanted Branches:Woodland

Hello, Friends! The party continues today with another new clear stamp and digi release from Power Poppy! Today, we are showcasing Enchanted Branches:Woodland. This set is magical! There is so much you can do with it. The idea here, is to use the branch as a place to hang the ornaments. Marcella has included hangers of varying lengths, along with an ornament cap. There are also patches of lichen that can be stamped onto the branch. I love that! And of course, the images can be stamped without the hangers, as well.


 I'm sharing a work in progress and I used the digital version of the set.



I printed the image onto a piece of Papertrey Ink's Rustic Cream card stock. I've used this card stock for years. I love the little flecks of color and bits that are in the paper. It's smooth but it looks, well, as it's name suggests, rustic! For coloring, I used Caran D'Ache Luminance and Prismacolor colored pencils. I honestly don't know which direction this is going to take but I will share the final project when I'm finished. I wanted to use non-traditional Christmas colors and also something retro, like pink and turquoise. I don't know! We'll just have to wait and see where it goes! I used a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen on the hangers and ornament caps to add a bit of sparkle.

That's it for me today. Now it's time to buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog to see what the Bloom Brigade has created to share with you.

 Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow!




Thursday, November 12, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Forest Fellas

Hello, Friends! Today is the day we reveal and release Part 2 of the Power Poppy Quiet Christmas Collection. 


This second act is just as entrancing as the first. We've got traditional, whimsical and things from the outdoors. I can't wait another minute to share with you one of my favorites from this release...This, my friends, is Forest Fellas. I just LOVE these critters and this set is available in both clear and digital formats. Just LOOK at it!

In addition to the set having the most adorable critters ever, it's also very versatile and can be used year round. I like that they aren't really Christmas specific. And the bear. Oh! That bear has captured my heart. He's got a watch on. LoL! He can be used for Father's Day cards, masculine birthday or Valentine's Day cards, or just masculine cards in general. SO cute! He is who I decided to play with first.



I made a Valentine's Day/Love You card with him! Hahaha! Isn't he cute?! I had a lot of fun coloring this guy. I stamped him on Toned Tan paper with VersaFine Clair ink in Fallen Leaves and colored him with Caran D'Ache Luminance and Prismacolor colored pencils. I fussy cut him out and adhered him to my card panel. I know it's difficult to see but, that heart cutout circle is super sparkly because I used glitter foam behind it. If you have any questions about the supplies I've used, please email me and I will be happy to share.

Today is also Day 2 of the re-vamped 30 Day Coloring Challenge, hosted by Kathy Raccosin of The Daily Marker blog. The challenge will run for 11 days this time. Please visit her blog, HERE, to learn more about it and how you can join in and be entered to win prizes! Its a lot of fun! This is her EIGHTEENTH coloring challenge! Wow! I've participated in many of them. Click HERE to see some of my past posts. I have been posting more and more on Instagram. It's just more convenient for me at this time. Feel free to follow me over there... I'm @1BusyB 

So, that's it for me today. Please buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog to see what the other Bloomies have created to share with you. These ladies are SUPER talented and they really showed out with this set.

Thank you so very much for stopping by today! I appreciate each of you!


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, 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!