Friday, August 29, 2014

Enjoy


It's time for another Peep of the Week over at Power Poppy.  What a great way to spend your long Labor Day weekend for those of you in the US.  This week I chose the sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers to get me started.  


I used the newly released set Countryside Bouquet Deluxe.  You can find the set over at the Power Poppy store:  Country Bouquet Deluxe Stamp Set.  A pretty simple card but I loved this sketch and thought this stamp was perfect for it.  I needed a birthday card for my daughter.  She is coming to visit this weekend for her birthday. I am super excited as I don't get to see my girls very often. 


Here is the sketch on SCS.  Can you believe there have been 503 sketches.  WOW.  I feel like a sketch really gets me started on a card.  Check out the sketch challenge HERE

If you would also like the details on how to play in the Power Poppy Peep of the Week please go to the Power Poppy blog...HERE.

Don't forget to check out what these lovely Bloom Brigade stampers have for you today:  




This is the newest addition to your family.  Meet Millie.  She is a fun, active and loving little pup.  It's just like having a new baby again.  Have a wonderful weekend.








Friday, August 22, 2014

Market Fresh Vegetables





Just in case you missed it, Power Poppy took center stage over at the Scrapbook, Cards Today blog with their Card Cafe Thursday! And today, there's another surprise! Head on over to their blog HERE to the and see how YOU could win a $25 gift certificate to the Power Poppy Shop!

Here is the card I created for the Scrapbook, Cards and Today:


I chose the newly released Power Poppy set called Farmers Market.  I am so in love with this set.  I had not had time to sit down and color up this stamp.  It was fun to go outside my usual colors on all these yummy vegetables.  I used a lot of different Copics to color and forgot to keep track of the numbers.  We are wrapping up garden season here in NC.  I am sad to see it all go but planted some late tomatoes for the fall season. 

Check out what the Bloom Brigade has for you this week. Don't forget that there is also a challenge on the Power Poppy Blog.  That's right! A $25 gift certificate to the Power Poppy Shop!  Like I said, just click HERE to find out how you can walk away a winner! And.. one more note! If you plan to use Power Poppy stamps in a creation this week -- join in on our Power Poppy Peeps of the Week Challenge! You can learn all about it HERE! You can also play in Power Poppy's Pop Goes the World Challenge HERE? It's a fabulous color inspiration challenge and if you win, you get a free stamp set of your choice! You have until August 31st.




Friday, August 8, 2014

Fresh Apples


It's that time again..The Power Poppy Pop Goes the World Challenge. This week we travel to Portofino, Italy.  The challenge is to use the above pictured colors in your creation. Here is a link to the challenge: Power Poppy Pop Goes the World

 I chose the newly released Farmers Market stamp set. 


These apples are so fun to color.  I am a huge fan of apples. We planted 2 apple trees to memorialize a family member this last fall.  I didn't realize it takes 2-4 years for them to produce. I will just have to color this image while I patiently wait. 


I used turquoise, red, yellow and green to match the challenge rules this week.  We eat a lot of organic produce and I love that Marcella added the word organic to the apple crate. 

Copic colors I used are:  
BG11,13  
R14,24,29,46,59
 E30,35, 37
Y17
YG17,25

Here are the challenge rules:

THE CHALLENGE: Be inspired by the beauty of this photo and use at least three out of the four colors we've highlighted. Choose from shades of turquoise or yellow or red or a little bit of grassy green in your creation! Simply use a Power Poppy stamp set, these colors and link up your creation to be in the running! 

THE OFFICIAL RULES:
·                  Using the Linky over on the Power Poppy Blog and link up to the exact post featuring your card
·                  Use one of Power Poppy's images -- any one will do!
·                  Be sure to list the Power Poppy Challenge in your post or gallery write up
·                  If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, be sure to use the keyword PPWORLD2
·                  Entries will be accepted up until August 31st at 5PM EST.
·                  Winners will be announced Friday, September 5th and the person chosen wins a Power Poppy stamp set of choice!

Now check out the Bloom Brigades creations for a little inspiration:





Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunny Harvest


Welcome to day 2 of the Power Poppy new release.  Sunflowers are another way to usher in the fall season.  I have so many that are blooming in my garden right now.  



Bittersweet and Chinese lanterns.  What a wonderful combination.  Bittersweet has a very special meaning to my family.  My dad has a patch he picks each fall and puts it on my mom's resting place on her birthday.  She always loved it and would decorate our house in the fall with the bittersweet we would pick and dry.  

I stamped out my image onto X-Press it cardstock and colored it with the following Copic markers:

Y15,17,19, YR09, 04, R14,29, YG13, 25, B000

It is so difficult to photograph oranges and reds.  But they are my favorite colors.  

Now check out what the Bloom Brigade has for you:  



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Farmer's Market




Welcome to day one of Power Poppy's new release.  As we usher in the fall months with the sound of the cicadas and the smell of bonfires who doesn't think of apple season, farmers fresh produce, and pumpkins.  This set is sure to fulfill all those needs.


Living near the mountains of North Carolina allows us to have fresh apples in the fall.  The orchards here are full of people and it is always a fun time to say the least.  Apple pies, turnovers and sauce are all on my list this fall.  
This beautiful set is sure to please.  I stamped my image onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers Y13,15, R59, 27, YG 03,17, E30,35,37,55,99 and N5.

Pretty simple card but I like to make it simple when you have an amazing image to color. The sentiments and the rest of the stamps in this set are perfection.

Now hop on over to the rest of the Bloom Brigade to see what they have in store for you: