Friday, March 24, 2017

The Daily Marker 30 Day ~ Power Poppy Springtime Love

Hello Friends! Well, according the calendar, it's Spring! I know many areas are still experiencing Winter type weather, my neck of the woods included. So, I decided that I would color up a few blooms to brighten the day.

It's Day 24 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I must say, it's been a challenge for me to play along this time. But, that's the beauty of the challenge...just jump in when you can. I decided to showcase an image from a Power Poppy clear stamp set. This one is aptly named Springtime Love and guess's ON SALE in the Power Poppy shop right now! This is a special set because this is the very first set that Power Poppy offered. This is the set that started it all and it's a beauty. Take a look.

I'm looking at this now and thinking how much I'd like to color that big bouquet next. Such a gorgeous set. Anywho...I used one of the smaller bouquets because I wanted to make a few 4 bar sized cards. I really like that size. It's perfect for sending a little note of thanks or just to say hello.

I did really simple Copic coloring. This is a tiny image so just a little color goes a long way. I die cut the focal and while it was still in the die, I dusted on some Tumbled Glass Distress ink. I put a bit of clear Wink of Stella on portions of the image and finished it off with a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins and a bitty bow.

And that is that. Take a minute to have a look-see at this stamp set.  Like I said, it's beautiful and it's on SALE! Springtime Love.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, March 17, 2017

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge with From the Heart Stamps

Hello Friends! Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm doing a two-fer today! I'm posting for The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge AND the From the Heart Stamps monthly challenge. This is a GREAT challenge! Everyone wins! Each month that we participate, we are given a FREE digi stamp set the following month. FREE! You can read more about the challenge, HERE. This month, we were given a super cute digi set  called, Lucky Lil Birdie, that features an adorable bird holding a big ol' horseshoe! Take a look...

Isn't he cute?! The sentiments are great and I adore that font! Soooo...I created a little St. Patrick's Day card.

He's colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I used Polychromos on the horseshoe. I added a few cloudy clouds to the background and gave the horseshoe a coating with my Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

I also finished the inside of the card and I used the large greeting.

I apologize for the blurry photos! I had to use my cell phone camera today. Anywho...that's it for me! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day weekend!


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Flower Bomb AND The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello, Friends! Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend is going great! Today is March 5th and that means it's time for a new "Digi on the 5's" from Power Poppy. Marcella has REALLY outdone herself with this one. It's HUGE and full of roses and violets, it's a colorists dream. Take a look at Flower Bomb.

BOOM! Gorgeous, right?! It's a fragrant explosion of roses and violets that will produce a most pleasurable coloring experience. Whether you show off the entire bouquet, or zero in on just one area of ruffled rose petals and wild violets, this image packs plenty of punch. It's just loaded with buds and blooms! I am a rose lover so this one was calling my name! I had a few ideas on how I wanted to use it. I will have another card to share later in the week but for today, I decided to use Copic markers and colored pencils.

I printed the image onto a die cut piece of Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream card stock. Then I turned on some music and got busy. Did I mention that this image is HUGE?! I decided to keep the coloring really simple, just doing a little shading here and there. And, speaking of coloring...This card serves as my submission for Day 5 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge! Are you coloring along with Kathy and friends? Baaaack to the card... I went over all of the flowers with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. It's soooo sparkly. The greeting I used on the outside of the card is from another Power Poppy digi set called, Spring Meadow Bouquet. I printed that onto vellum and while the ink was still wet, I sprinkled on some Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder and heat set it. I finished off the focal panel with a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins.

I used the sentiment that is included in the set, for the inside of the card.

I printed the floral image again in a pale gray so a personal message could be written over top. Easy peasy but has great impact. This is one of the things I really love about digital stamps. They can be re-sized to suit my needs. Soooo versatile. And, speaking of digital stamps...remember that ALL Power Poppy digital stamp sets are 25% off for the month of March! Now is the time to pull out your wish list and add some new digis to your collection. And look HERE for an AMAZING Power Poppy Giveaway...The entire March clear stamp release is up for grabs!

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


Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Kick Off and Power Poppy Giveaway Plus a SALE!

 Hello, Friends! I've got some really exciting news to share with you. Take a look at this!

Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker is unleashing a world of color on her blog and Instagram (@kathyrac) this month, and she wants all of us to join her in the fun!

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge energizes us to color something every day — even if only for a few minutes. Whether you love markers or prefer paints, colored pencils or crayons, all media is welcome! CLICK HERE to find out where to share what you are coloring and join the encouraging community of happy colorists. You'll also find answers to questions you may have along the way, participate in contests and more! If you share your work on social media, don't forget the hashtag: #thedailymarker30day and if you use our stamps and digis, add the hashtag #powerpoppy


To kick off the challenge, Power Poppy’s Marcella Hawley has a surprise of epic proportions! She’s giving away Power Poppy’s SOON-TO-BE-UNVEILED MARCH CLEAR STAMP SET RELEASE! That means EIGHT of the freshest, most fun Power Poppy designs to hit the market yet. It's a $144 value! Plus you can enter a friend to win.

Read all the details HERE on the Power Poppy Blog! get us inspired and motivated, Kathy has arranged a HUGE blog hop that starts today. Make sure you pop over to the Power Poppy Blog for the full link list of today's hop. You won't want to miss this!


Marcella is offering 25% off ALL Power Poppy digital stamps ALL month long - to coincide with the Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Just enter the code: COLORMEHAPPY at checkout. Good on digis only. NOW is the time to add to your collection!

That was quite a post! Thank you for stopping by today. Happy coloring!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge ~ Jane's Doodles

Hello, Friends! Today is the first day of the SEVENTH coloring challenge, hosted by Kathy R. Seventh! Can you believe that?! I have participated in each challenge and they have all been a lot of fun. This time, I'm going to do things a little differently because of my health issues. I may not be able to share something every day and you know what? That's okay! That's the beauty of this challenge...there's no pressure. This is all about relaxing and enjoying the coloring process.

For today, I colored a cute little chick from the Spring stamp set from Jane's Doodles. This is one of the sets I won from Jennifer McGuire. :) Anywho...I stamped the image with My Favorite Things Black Licorice hybrid ink onto a die cut piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. Then I colored it with my Polychromos colored pencils. I added sky and ground with Distress Inks. I added a little clear Wink of Stella to the egg shell, too.

That's all y'all! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 27, 2017

From The Heart Stamps ~ Hogs & Kisses PigWit

Hello, Friends! I know it's been a while since I shared a card featuring From The Heart Stamps but, I'm here today with one. I'm sneaking in one more Valentine's Day card before the end of the month because I'm participating in the monthly challenge. You can read about that HERE. Talk about making it by the hair of my chinny chin chin! LoL! So, this is Hogs & Kisses PigWit. I love this little guy. He's all ready to deliver a sweet kiss...or not!

I decided to use PigWit with the kiss because I knew I could add glitter! Yaaaay!

I printed this little guy onto a piece of Papertrey Ink Rustic White card stock and I colored him with Copic markers and shaded him with Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. I've mentioned before that I like the coverage of Copics and the control I have when shading with colored pencils. A match made in heaven, I tell ya! I paper pieced his little bow tie to match the patterned paper and then as my final touch, I added Garnet glitter to the candy kiss. Soooo adorable! Isn't the sentiment just perfect for the image?

I used another one of the sentiments and a candy kiss on the inside of the card.

I kept things super simple. I just printed the greeting and die cut the panel with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. I glittered up another kiss to tie everything together.

That's all I have for today. I hope you all enjoyed February, the official month of LOOOOVE!

 Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Vintage Easter Egg

Hello Friends! Today is the 25th of February and there is a sweet new digi ready for download in the Power Poppy shop. This one is perfect for creating fun springtime cards. It's got a nice nostalgic feel to it and it reminds of the Easter cards I used to get when I was a little girl. It's appropriately named Vintage Easter Egg.

Take a look...

Isn't it adorable? And look at that picot edge ribbon! Marcy adds the most delicate details to her illustrations. I love the big, bold scripty greeting, It can be used on the inside or outside of the card. This image is fun and super easy to color up, which makes it perfect for mass producing quick and easy springtime greeting cards. The addition of the blank tag is brilliant and can be used to personalize the card or to make place cards for Easter dinner. Of course, the image can be printed and colored using your favorite medium or think about foiling it with sweet springtime colors. Hmmm...

Here is my card...

I just love this image! I told Marcella that I would be using this one for a looooong time. I printed off quite a few of these so watch out! LoL! I printed this onto smooth Bristol and watercolored it with Distress Marker. For the greeting inside the tag, I used a stamp from Papertrey Ink's Springtime Jar Fillers. I added Clear Wink of Stella and Crystal Effects to the ribbon and flowers. And a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins finished things off nicely. The focal panel is mounted with foam tape.

That is it for me today. Please take a moment to visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my teammates have created for you. These ladies are soooo talented, they blow me away with every release. Oh! Just an FYI...Be on the lookout for a new clear stamp release in March. I've seen some of the sketches and there are some real beauties coming your way.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend.