Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Power Poppy April Blog Hop

It's release day....
It's Release day...YIPPY.  All of Power Poppy sets are available for purchase today. You can find them all HERE
For release day we get to choose whichever set we would like and today I chose Lilac Time. It is so pretty.  Lilacs and lemons all set off by a beautiful vase.  I colored up my image with Copic markers.  It fit perfectly inside my Spellbinders circle die.  Then I stitched and used the larger lilac stamp for my background panel.  Hope you have enjoyed this month's release sets.  I love them all. 
Hop along to all of the Bloom Brigades blogs and check out what the Bloomies have for your viewing pleasure:


Tuesday, March 31, 2015


March's digital release from Power Poppy was a beautiful Daffodil arrangement. Well this month it gets even better.  Check this bouquet out.  The only thing that could be better than this is if it were literally in my garden.  The cold snap we had got all mine this year.

Not to worry though, as I can wishfully drool over these stamps.  It is so beautiful and a dream to color.  Check out the Power Poppy blog for all the details from Marcy.  This set will be available April 1st HERE.  I chose to keep my daffodils simple and lightly colored with oranges, yellows and greens.  I then colored my grape Hyacinths a deep purple.  It's a set full of encouraging sentiments also. 
 Check out what the Bloom Brigade has created for your inspiration:

Monday, March 30, 2015

Simply Camelias

It's the second day of Power Poppies April Scents and Sensibility release.  Today we are showcasing the brand new set called Simply Camellias.  It will be available in the Power Poppy store HERE on April 1st.  That is just two very short days away.
For my card today I kept it very simple.  I feel like Marcella's images don't need a lot of pizazz as they speak for themselves.  I colored with all my R 80 Copics and then added some R24, 27 to the centers.  Lots of white layers.  I love,love did I say love the font Marcella used for the sentiments in this set. 
Now won't you please hop on over to the other Bloom Brigade blogs and check out there drool worthy creations:

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