Friday, June 13, 2014

Free For All Friday/Blog Candy Winner

Hello happy crafters! It's Friday and this week we have a brand new "feature" over on the Power Poppy Hot Spot i.e. the blog! This is not only a day when the Bloom Brigade will show you some of their latest creations, it's a day when we ask YOU to show us your stuff! That's right -- we want to see YOUR creations

I created this card for my Dad for Father's day this year.  He is my son's biggest fan.  He got to travel to NC to see my son play for the very first time this year.  He has had some major health issues and he told the Dr that at the top of his bucket list was to come see him play.  It was so bittersweet for me knowing it was the first time he saw him and could possibly be the last.  This set is called Play Ball and it is my all time favorite stamp set ever.  It is available here in the Power Poppy store:  PLAY BALL.

I chose to use the thread stamp to create the inside.  Isn't it awesome.  I added lots of grunge and distressing.  You never want to play ball with a white ball.  The dirtier the better.

Here is my dad and son at the ball park.  It was a really cold and windy day.  The team wasn't going to play but with a lot of begging they all played just for my dad.  It was so amazing.

I have been going through all my old photos and came across this card my dad sent to me years ago.  I will treasure it forever and have framed it. My dad is no longer able to write me letters and this was meant to be found and dusted off.  It saddens me that our world has become so cyberly and that future generations won't have these gems to read over and over.

Now back to the challenge:
HERE'S HOW TO PLAY: All you need to do is use the linky below and share a new Power Poppy creation. Just that simple! It can be anything -- a card, an altered item, a 3D creation, a set of cards, ANYTHING!


  • Use Power Poppy Stamps on your creation!
  • Link up your creation using the Linky below
  • Mention the Peep of the Week challenge in your blog or gallery post with a link back to this blog post
  • We'll accept entries up until Thursday @3PM EST and will announce the Power Peeps of the Week next Friday for our Peep of the Week post.
  • Peeps of the Week Winners will have their creations posted in a special gallery on the Power Poppy Pinterest Boards! 
  • All players from the 13th, 20th and 27th will have their names thrown into a hat and the winner will get to pick a FREE STAMP SET OF THEIR CHOICE! Woo hoo! 
Need a little inspiration to get those creative juices flowing? Be sure to stop on by and see what these lovely ladies on our Bloom Brigade created this week!

Now on to my blog candy winner.......Patti J
Please contact me via email so I can get your package to

Patti JMay 22, 2014 at 9:21 PM
Where have you been? Are you okay? Gosh, my favorites change a lot. Probably KaiserCraft and Bo Bunny, but I also love Echo Park, Authentique.....the list could go on and on! Thanks for the chance to win, and hope you are well.


  1. Dawn, your post today has moved me. Absolutely beautiful post. I love your card Dawn...but I always love your creations!!! No wonder your such a wonderful person, it's in the jeans. For your dad to put that on his bucket list says a lot. Happy Father's Day to your father!!!!

  2. Dawn -- your card is brilliant! I love,love, love everything about it and love the "dirty" effects you added. The photo of your dad and Cole is so very precious and to think they played just for him is heart warming beyond words! I wish I had letters from my dad to frame -- you are so right -- hand written notes are a lost art. That's what makes yours to very special. Big hugs sweet lady!

  3. I LOVE your card! It is a perfect Father's Day card & I love the grunge look you gave it. Brilliant! Don't you treasure that letter from your dad? I would too. How wonderful that he is able to put his feelings on paper so you will always have them. And that photo should be saved too, as a reminder of another very special day. You are so blessed!

  4. Indeed such a gem from your dad. Such a beautiful card to honour him for Father’s Day. I know how special this game is to you and your son too. An awesome design Dawn. It is so perfectly baseball. And the curved stitches inside are genius!

  5. Sweet Dawn....what an awesome card but I must say, your post tugged at my heart. I agree that so much of the written word is lost nowadays and it really is tragic. What sweet memories you will have from this touching certainly can't get that from a text or email. That is one of the things that drew me to card making....sharing actual notes to friends and loved ones. The day we no longer have that ability will be a sad day, indeed. Big hugs to you and thank you for sharing such a sweet story....

  6. Dawn, what a wonderful ball game that must have been! You are so right about everything being computerized. So sad that our grandchildren will have only typed correspondence to remember folks by. Love your card! Thanks so much for drawing my name! I'm off to email you :-)

  7. Oh Dawn.... I just LOVE this post! It's so precious in every way! Love the card for your Dad and he will too... so totally him and Cole! Love too the letter from him and that you framed it! I was just thinking the other day how my Mom and her sisters always wrote letters... it was a big deal every week to write to each other and it is a lost art now!

    Hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer! Stay dry in all these storms!


  8. I am so glad you found your dad's note and was able to frame the picture. I agree with you. This is a wonderful momento and so happy your dad was able to see the game. Your card is so cool, love love the rugged warn feeling. Fabulous job.

  9. This was the sweetest post, Dawn. Every word. I'm so glad the team got to play for your Dad as it meant so much to all of you. And I know how you cherish his letter. I have one of Mom's letters from before computers took over. It's so beautifully written, talking about watching the squirrels in the front yard -- little things -- but I hear her voice whenever I read it. It's sad to be losing this art and I will do everything possible in my time to keep it alive. I love how you love this set. It shows in the way you've used it -- very authentic and totally fabulous. I'll bet your Dad will keep it near always.

  10. Oh, Dawn, I agree with Leslie! And in fact, I have tears in my eyes since my dad is no longer here (but I know where he is!!). What a precious post you've written with the wonderful photos! Ah, yes, wonderful memories to cherish, and it is sad that our cyber-generation will not have the tangible things like a hand-written letter by the hand of someone we so deeply love! What a precious time you all had, and how sweet that they played in spite of the weather. Your card is gorgeous, and I agree - a baseball needs to be dirty! Fabulous card and touching post, sweet friend! Hugs!

  11. What a heart warming post!! Love the photo of your dad with your son! I still have all my mom's letters that she wrote me while in college, as well as those she wrote to her best friend when she was pregnant with me. They are you said, especially due to this cyber age. I LOVE this vintage beauty that you've created, and I'm sure your dad treasures it.


Thank you so much for sharing your comments with me. I really appreciate it.. Have a great stamping day..