Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Power Poppy Hop

Can you believe it has been a year since Marcella took a huge leap of faith and started to share her dreams and talent with all of the world.  Today we are celebrating that one year mark with a huge bash Marcy style.  The design team has created some surprise  eye candy just for Marcy and all of you to honor this big day.  For my card today I chose this awesomely adorable set called Short Stacks.  It is available over at Power Poppy HERE.

One of the things I love the most about all of this is that it is a surprise for Marcy and you all get to join in. 
We were each to write a personal message telling Marcy how much we adore her.  She is so easy to love.  Her nature is the kindest of the kind.  So here is my little note to her:

Ms Marcy:

From the  bottom of my heart thank you so much for bringing me along on your journey this last year.  I know this was a dream come true for you and we are all so proud of you.  You work so hard and it shows.  You have mind blowing talent but what is really neat is your heart is so full of love.  It has been amazing to look through the windows of your soul when you share all the posts.  Your style and unique images are at the top of the class in the stamping community.  You bring a flower to life when you create.  I really enjoy finding out all about what inspires you with each new stamp.  That is my favorite part about release week.  That inside look is what I think about when I am coloring up an image.  You make me want to plant every flower you create in my garden here in NC.  You have really opened up my eyes and educated me on all the fabulous plants and flowers that I didn't even know existed.  I think an artist that can not only create, but educate others, is what makes you really really talented and a notch above all others.  Going that extra step is always on your to do list.  May the next year bring you many wonderful and magically inspired moments.  I will be cheering you on and wishing you all the best.
hugs and much love,

 Now it's your turn to join in. We aren't giving away any details because we want you to head on over to the Power Poppy Blog for all the details HERE.  I will say that I heard there is a $100 prize just waiting for a winner:

The rest of the Bloom Brigade has joined in the celebrations.  Here is a list to all of their creations:

Dina Kowal

Friday, March 20, 2015

Dancing With Daffodils

It's time for another look at March's Instant Garden new release.  Marcella has wowed us with her image and then the Instant Garden design team presented it. Introducing Dancing With Daffodils.  It is available HERE for immediate stamping wonderfulness.  All of Power Poppy digital and clear stamps can be purchased HERE.

There is so much to love about this image.

 Back in January Ally, being the superstar that she is, created a tutorial for Paper Toling.  You can find it here...Paper Tole.  I thought this was the perfect set to try out that technique.  I printed out my daffodils twice and carefully cut them out and popped them up.  

I even slimmed up the cute little snail so he looked real by adding some diamond glaze and glitter to his little shell. 

My own daffodils are amazing right now.  I hope they can withstand the harsh weather we are going to get. 80 one day and 40 the next.  Good thing they are hardy. If you would like you can check out the Power Poppy Pinterest Board HERE for more inspiration with this set. 

Now check out what the Bloom Brigade has for you this week:

Dina Kowal

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Earth Laughs in Flowers

I was totally inspired by Marcella's post last Thursday. What's in your windowsill? You can check it out here:  Power Poppy Blog

It reminded me that I that last fall I had planted some tulip bulbs in honor of my mom's birthday.  She would have been 72 so I planted 72 bulbs. I ventured out to see if they had poked through with all our warm weather here in NC. 

Sure enough they are imerging.  I am so excited.  It is like she is reminding me that she is here. 

I had a few extra so this graces my window sill. It is my hope that they will bloom by Easter.  Wouldn't that be so special. 

I chose Power Poppies Tulip Set.  It is available for download upon purchase HERE.
I love this sentiment and thought it was perfect for my newly planted tulip garden.  It is from Power Poppies digital set called Geraniums.  It is available for purchase HERE.
Don't forget that there is a new challenge called Power and Spark and it is  over on the Power Poppy Blog. 

Now check out what these fabulous Bloom Brigade ladies have for you this week:


Friday, February 27, 2015

Love You

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT CHALLENGE is the first in many monthly challenges intended to unleash your design power and light a creative spark. This month’s challenge is all about looking to the skies and being inspired by nature’s incredible color palette. You only have to look out the window to get started! AND, there are just 8 more days left, you have through February 28th to enter! For all the details on THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE, just click HERE. Be sure to link up your creation after you get those fingers inky! Today is the final day to enter.

I chose this picture as my sky inspiration:

I had my kids all here for Thanksgiving..  We drove out by a pretty place on the lake as the sun was setting and shot this photo.  I love it.  It was a really special weekend. We don't get to see each other very often. 

 I took the hearts as my inspiration for my card for my sky creation.

I chose Power Poppies Big Script for my sentiment.  Then I added some stitching on my double punched hearts.  This paper is from the Carta Bella Words Of Love pad.  It is so pretty.  I have seen many cards like this on Pinterest and  had wanted to create one.  This set is so much fun.

Now check out what the Bloomies have for you today: 

Friday, February 20, 2015

French Lilacs In Full Bloom

Have you all seen the latest February digital release over at Power Poppy?  Just a little background on our new monthly digital releases. We call our new program the Instant Garden. Those of you who have been following Power Poppy for a while know that every so often Marcella would introduce digital sets, and really, ya’ll wanted a more predictable schedule for finding them in the shop, and you wanted MORE OF ’EM. Then, our clear stamp fans wanted to know that they, too, would still get their polymer fix. Ohhhh girls, we have you ALL COVERED, we’re doing the whole kit and kaboodle. Digis, clear stamps, and lots and lots of beauty, creativity, and all-around positivity from your Power Poppy HQ, the Bloom Brigade, and now joining us for the ride....THE INSTANT GARDENERS! 
Some SERIOUS drooling going on over this team.  

I printed my lilac onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  Then I cut it out so I could pop it up on my card.  I wanted my sentiment to match my lilacs.  

So changed the color of the font on the sentiment that comes with this set.  Julie has a very detailed tutorial on how to do this over on the Power Poppy Blog Monday Tutorials.  This one is HERE.  

This new set is available for immediate download over in the Power Poppy store:

Now head on over to see what these Bloom Brigades have for you: