Friday, November 22, 2019

Power Poppy Christmas Remix Blog Hop featuring ~ O Holy Night and Snowy Church

 Hello, Friends! Welcome back! How are you enjoying the Christmas Remix Blog Hop so far? Aren't the ladies sharing some beautiful artwork? Oh my goodness! Marcella's illustrations are gorgeous to begin with and then the ladies get a hold of 'em and...just WOW!

Well, we've got lots more to share so lets get on with it! Today, we are showcasing, O Holy Night and Snowy Church. Two stamp sets that feature a sweet little snow covered country church.

Marcella has illustrated the perfect idyllic scene all in one stamp, no masking necessary! I love that! This set makes it a snap to create beautiful cards that are easy to mass produce. Take a look at what I've done here using the O Holy Night clear stamp set...

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Using my MISTI stamp positioning tool, I stamped the image with embossing ink and then sprinkled on some Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder and heat set it. After I let it cool, I used a blending brush to swirl on a little Unicorn White pigment ink. I was going for a snowy, glowy, frosty look. Next, I buffed off the excess ink with a paper towel. I matted the focal with silver glitter card stock and popped it up with dimensional tape. To finish it off, I went over the entire image with a Nuvo Clear Glitter Gloss pen. And that was it! The beauty of this card is its simplicity AND the amazing sparkle that unfortunately, my camera couldn't fully capture. It would be a breeze to create a stack of these in an afternoon using various colors of card stock and ink. Or if you're feeling really creative, you can sit down with your favorite coloring medium and color it up! Another fun option would be to grab the digital stamp, enlarge it and make a decorative piece for your wall. Ahh...the versatility of digital stamps.

Well, that's it for me for today. Please buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog to see the list of designers who have created beautiful samples to share with you. Also, don't forget to take a look HERE for special pricing on the stamps in this release. There are some sales!


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Power Poppy Christmas Remix Blog Hop ~ Poinsettias

Hello, Friends!

It's the most wonderful time of the year because it's the start of the Christmas Remix Blog Hop with Power Poppy! You are going to want to grab your favorite beverage and get comfy cozy because we have got some gorgeous goodies to share with you.

Today, we are showcasing the Poinsettia stamps, both clear and digital. I'm sharing a card I created with the Poinsettia and Pomegranates digi. You may remember it from last year...

This was a fun image to work with. I just love the bitty pomegranates and that large poinsettia is definitely the star of the show. I printed the image onto smooth white card stock and colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils. If you do a Google search for Poinsettias you will find that they come in quite an array of colors! I chose to use pink, since that is my favorite color. To finish my card, I added gold Wink of Stella to the center of the poinsettia. I like to use sequins to accent the greeting, so I sprinkled on a few for a bit of extra sparkle.

Please visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have created to share with you. We have a lot of new designers on board and they are all wonderful additions to the team. Brace yourself, because these ladies are amazing!

Thank you for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Hello, Friends!

There is a lot of excitement going on at Power Poppy. Meet me back here tomorrow for the first day of the Christmas Remix Blog Hop...It's going to be fantastic!

There will be sales, specials, surprises, and giveaways, plus a bunch of creative design  team members offering a range of paper crafting styles. Please join us!


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!