Tuesday, November 21, 2017

So Grateful book

Finally you say... a fall themed creation. I did say I had one but needed to wait to post it for two reasons. One is it was a gift for my sister that now has this in hands. Second it was designed using the Hues To Use colors on the PP blog today.  :-)  Sneaky huh... ;-)


Back in 2002 I created a book that we write in every Thanksgiving with what we are thankful for over the last year. I have posted a picture of what our book looked like before as I had remade the original cover. It's always nice to look back over the years, especially the boys and what they write. How they develop more thoughtful and meaningful things to be thankful for as they have grown up. My sister wanted to start a book for her family so I created this one for her. And I must say I like her book more than my own now. HA!  I might need to recover mine again. Different skills and supplies come out over the years ya know.  :-)  Anyways...


The image is called Maize for Days that was printed to fit the panel I wanted. Various Copic colors were used to color the corn. A decorative Spellbinders die shape for the base. Some textured swiss dots to the cream panel and some colored brads added. Wrapped some crochet lace around the middle and some wrinkled ribbon that is probably the last of in my stash. Some gold sparkle added to the tops and voila! 
My sister loved this book. I dedicated the first page in it to her family from ours. Thanks for stopping by today. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Joyful holiday wishes

Good morning. Winter Wonderland was calling my name for this creation. This paper is another one from the Birds and Berries pack. I really think I need to get another pack of that before it retires. ha ha. Haven't disliked a piece in the pack yet. Very simple today as I only used a portion of the image from Winter Wonderland. 


This came together rather quick since it was only part of the image to color. Stamped my sentiments along the edge and scored around the base. The image panel is popped up on dimensionals from the base layer. A few jewels and of course sparkle. Voila! Have a wonderful day. 


Friday, November 17, 2017

Berry Merry Christmas

It is Friday, yeah!!! Busy weekend planned for us as next week the kids have off for Thanksgiving break. So we are going to get all our "must do list" done this weekend so that we have a week to be free and play as they say. Woot woot! Some new goodies came in the mail today and I want to play with them next week too. Talk about incentive for mama. ha ha! Anyways... 


A Christmas card using Berry Sweet Holiday stamp today. I used some more of my new Carousel Christmas paper from Bo Bunny for my card today. That was my color inspiration for the wreath. My leaves sparkle yet hard to see in the photo. I need a class on how to photo sparkle my goodness it is on just about all my cards. Added snowflake embossing to the square panel and tied some silver cord around the center. Added a button and cord bow to the edge and some jewels to finish it off. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Bridage's creations today:
  Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
  Katie Sims
  Tosha Leyendekker

You still have time to play along in our Portion Control challenge. It is your chance to win $50 in Power Poppy Bucks! Check out the PP blog post HERE.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Santa Tag

Happy Tuesday! Over on the Power Poppy Blog the new Hues to Use colors are posted as you can see below. Oh my.... Yep you knew I was playing when I saw these colors. Who doesn't love blue hues and browns and white. Fun fun fun! 


With these colors I decided to ink up the new Santa image called Flowering Santa and create a tag. If you haven't bought this set yet you must go get it now. There is a lot of Santa stamps out there but this one is so different, I just adore it. 


Colored his face first then added the blueish/teal color to the beard. I did keep some of his beard gray and white to help it stand out a little. Added some color to the edge of the circle panel and layered onto another white circle before the chocolate scallop base. Tied off all three colors of ribbon to the top. 


Added my sentiment tag underneath the button before I tied it off with silver cord. A few rhinestones and some sparkle to finish it off. Here is a close up to see that the tips of his hair and beard have the sparkle added. Voila! Now go color and have fun today. :-)


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Quick Poinsettia

Morning. Dreary weather outside sure does make it easy to sit inside for the weekend. I might as well enjoy it because this was our last free weekend again for awhile. Basketball starts up this week, the sports program needs to get going and sprinklers is just about done for Boosters. Oh the joys of being busy.  ;-)  Wouldn't have it any other way though. 


Since it is dreary outside I was able to get into the stamp room for a bit and color. I thought I would play in the Portion Control challenge over on the PP Blog with this one. Stamped my Poinsettia in the two corners and colors with Copic markers. Added some designer paper to the base on the left and then added my image panel. 
A few sequins and yes there is 4 instead of my traditional 3 because one dropped with glue on it and well it had to stay then. Can you tell which one that was? ha ha  Oh well... just more bling I guess. Some sparkles and voila! Hope you have a great day! 


Friday, November 10, 2017

Season's Tweetings

Good morning. I don't know about you but I am amazed it is already two weeks until Thanksgiving. My word the days are going by too quickly it seems. Hopefully the weather holds up for those that are travelling this coming holiday. Well I have a Christmas card for you today not a fall one. However I did post a fall one earlier this week or at least fall feeling. hee hee  Don't worry a fall project is coming just before thanksgiving. It is a gift so I don't want to post it before I give it to her.  :-) On to today's creation.... 


These sweet little birdies are from Tweet Tidings. Are they not the cutest little chicks? My color choice was again from the designer paper I got a few days back called Birds and Berries. This pack is just awesome for color ideas.
 Stamped part of the images onto my die cut square panels (which fits this months Power and Spark Portion Control) and then colored with Copic markers. Added a layer of embossed dots to the brown center panel. The sentiment is stamped and then a button and silver cord added to the corner. Added pearls and some sparkle to finish it off. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
   



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Barley Birthday

How about a little fall feeling card or at least fall colors? I get carried away with Christmas cards at this time and forget that there is other days to create for. haha The Hops & Barley new image was perfect for the occasion. The sentiments in this digi are perfect. 

The green base is textured with a chicken wire embossing folders. Then a layer of plaid paper beneath the image panel. All die cut using stitched rectangles dies. Some old CTMH hardware for the corner and voila a fall feeling card.  Thanks for stopping by today. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Forest Finds at Power Poppy

Good chilly morning. I don't know about where you are but it is a really cold temp here and we have snow on the horizon for this afternoon. I think winter is officially here for us. In fact that is what inspired my color combination for this card today. Well that and the boys play off game Friday night was a whoppin 38 degrees outside. OH MY COLD!  And a sad note, we lost. It was a really really good game and they fought hard but in the end lost. We have a week reprieve and then off to the races with basketball. However I think this loss Friday night might carry some good news for the team we play first in basketball, so watch out. hee hee 


Anyways... Power Poppy has a new digi release today called Forest Finds. Oh what a treat this is. Marcy sure has drawn up a beauty for you with this one. Check out the PP blog for details on what her inspiration was behind this fun new digi. 


I had some happy mail come in this week and some of that was the awesome new Christmas paper called Birds and Berries from Wild Rose Studios. Oh the colors and designs in this pack are beautiful and inspiring for colors. That was in part some of the color choices I made for this as well. Only used 3 Copic markers on this C01, B11 and B13. Not sure if you wanted to know that but I just love how this turned out. I used some silver sparkly ribbon and sequins as accents along with a hint of sparkle. Voila! 

Be sure to check out some of the creations from these talented ladies:



Friday, November 3, 2017

Little blue house

Happy Friday! Today I have a creation using one of the new Christmas stamps we released recently. But first let me share with you the Power and Spark Challenge this month. Our host is Miss Cindy with Portion Control theme. Hee hee  


How fun is that? Be sure to link up your creations over on the PP Blog for your chance to win! 


You can see from my creation that I did not do the challenge today, but I will get to it I promise. Right now I wanted to make sure to color up this darling little village called Glitter House Village. I was going for the blue and white theme as I did not do that with a release sample. Gasp! I know you noticed as a few mentioned it to me. ha ha  Well I just thought one release without it would be a good idea. Anyways... I used several blues in the Copic family to color this. Then layered onto some cardstock. Some snowflake textures to the white base layer and wrapped crochet ribbon and ribbon around the base layer. Some sparkle and voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations:
  Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
  Katie Sims
  Tosha Leyendekker

Quick side note: I mentioned earlier this week that we are in the play off's and the game is tonight. Wish us luck and pray for safe travels and safety of the players if you could please.  :-)  Thanks so much! Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, November 2, 2017

November Calendar Page



This is my calendar page for November and only one more month to go. I had fun doing these and I know that the person who I gave them to liked them. This is using the image So Grateful that is colored with Copic markers. A few enamel dots and some scrap designer paper to the bottom. Voila! 



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November chill

Well today is the first and that means the November Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge is posted on SCS. This months challenge is all about Bbbrrr.... Lots of options for this months theme. Hope you can play along with us this month. 


This is a retired Whiff of Joy stamp that I am using today. The papers were my color inspiration and just a few layers of cardstock die cut in Spellbinders shapes. A snowflake die with some sparkle added to the top. A button with some silver cord to tie off my sentiment circle. Voila! 


Monday, October 30, 2017

Christmas Wreath

Good morning. I just couldn't resist this wreath when I came across it on Becky's blog called Berry Wreath. She has several digital images if you have never checked it out, see HERE. I have a thing for wreaths and this was one I thought would be perfect for my collection. 


The wreath was printed on white cardstock and colored with various Copic markers. I then cut around the edges of the wreath to pop it up on dimensionals For the base layer of the card I have some faux stitching around the edges and some sequins accents. My sentiment to the center of the wreath and some sparkle to finish it off. Voila! 

On a side note... We are in the Play Off's!  Woot Woot! The win Friday night sealed the deal and we are in. So proud of the boys and the hard work the whole team has put in this year. It is win or go home now. Friday will be along day as we have to travel 3 hours for the game on neutral field, blah blah blah. I am thinking that is a long drive for us all to do, but worth it.  :-)  I will keep you posted as we progress, wish us luck! Have a wonderful day. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Busy but happy

Good morning. The week of the new release was really crazy at my house as not only was I trying to get sneak peeks done with the gorgeous new stamps. We had a few things going on at the house and I wanted to share pictures with you. First up we had the football team dinner before the Homecoming game. It was suppose to be at our house, but the senior volleyball night happen to see that same night so it was moved to the school. Several players either had girlfriends or sisters that were seniors. It was a great night and you can see most of the team below. 33 lbs of pulled pork and all the trimming and sides for these men... and boy can they eat.  :-) It really is an honor to serve dinner to these young men. Godly men who truly are fun to be around. 


Next up was the homecoming football game and as you can see below Curtis won as Sophomore prince. His brother was nominated also, but only one can win. It was freezing cold at halftime for the homecoming show and I felt so bad for these guys as they didn't have coats on like us. I have a video of the court and parents being ushered out onto the field, it was wonderful. Next to him is his friend Parker who won Junior prince. 


Next we move onto homecoming night itself. We drove to several houses picking up girls and taking pictures etc. This was our first dance for the boys so we wanted to make sure we took lots of pictures. Plus he is still in the 6 month rule of no driving anyone in your car, so we had to drive them all. Very handy for us I would say. hee hee  We bought a suite and the vest color to match her dress. So hopefully he won't get much taller and the suit will fit for a few more months for another event we have. He looks so much like John, I just smile. Aaaaawwww.


Curtis and his beautiful date posing for about the 100th picture. This was the final house we came to for pictures and I am sure they were glad about that. Don't they look just darling together.  :-)


I had to take one from the Tahoe as the guys had to be in the third row in the back. You can't tell but they are practically eating their knees. We were all laughing. It was such a great night with these kids. A wonderful bunch! 

 Thankfully we are back to a bit more regular schedule with only a few booster things on the table. The sports program will be getting started here for basketball in a few weeks. Right now it is sprinkler blow-outs and a few other little things. I need to get into the stamp room and relax a bit. ha ha    Thanks for sharing in our crazy home life. Have a wonderful day! 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Santa Frost

Happy Friday! If you missed our newest release the only good thing I can think about that is, now you don't have to wait to order. All of the new release is available NOW at the Power Poppy Store. AND... the sale is still going. Check it out:

The Power Poppy Blog has all the inspiration behind these sets along with a list of who posted what samples. Be sure to check it out. Again the new release is available now.  :-)  


This awesome Flowering Santa had to be my post today since this is my new favorite santa image. ;-)  I really need to take a class and figure out how to photograph sparkle so you can see it better. There is a ton of sparkle all over his beard and hair, in real life you can see it shimmer and sparkle galore. I colored him with various Copic markers and then cut around the image so he cold be popped up on dimensionals. A simple lace trim and ribbon wrapped around the center of the designer paper layer. Silver cord to go with the silver sequins and then sparkle. Oh I do like how this turned out. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloomie: 

Christine Okken
Julie Koerber



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Release day.... Release day...

Good morning and welcome to Power Poppy's 2017 Happiest Holiday release day.  Squeel!!!!  We are super excited as the last 8 days we have been sharing Marcy's beautiful work to you. Now it is your turn to go shopping and create your own Christmas cards for us to see.
All the stamps are available in the store NOW!  Don't forget the Instant Gardner's will be sharing another new Digi tomorrow October 25th. Marcy has a "special" deal for you. Check it out!!!



We have a fun filled hop by the Bloom Brigade for you today with the last of our sneak peeks. Woot Woot!!! So enjoy and then go shopping! ha ha!


My creation today is using Winter Wonderland in an easel shaped card. The designer paper pack for this is from Kaiser and I like that the pre-cut center pieces in the back really make for easy easel folded cards. A layer of gold shimmery paper behind the designer paper was perfect to tie the colors together. Die cut my sentiment panel and layered onto a decorative frame. Added some flourished pearls and die cut poinsettia's for accents. Some sparkle all over and voila. This looks so much prettier in real life, I just couldn't get it to photo well.

Bloom Brigade Blog Hop List:
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
  Kathy Jones
  Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker


Don't forget....  check out the Mini and Mighty Power and Spark challenge. You have a chance of winning $50 in Power Poppy bucks which would come in handy don't you think?  ;-)  hee hee 
Don't forget about the Hues to Use challenge. A creative outlet of colors and inspiration. PLUS... you might land the chance at being our next guest designer just by playing along with our colors. Just a few things to tide you over while you enjoy the sneak peeks!
~~~Happy Coloring~~~


Monday, October 23, 2017

Introducing Winter Wonderland

Good morning and welcome to Power Poppy's 2017 Happiest Holiday release.  Squeel!!!!  We are super excited to share our creations with you. Buckle up because starting October 15th through October 25th we will be sharing sneak peeks of Marcy's beautiful handy work. The Instant Gardner's will be starting us off with the newest Digi for you. Then we have 8 days of sneaks and to top it off another new Digi from the Instant Gardner's for the last day October 25th. The release day for the stamp sets is October 24th with a fun filled hop by the Bloom Brigade. AND that is your chance to shop, woot woot!!!


I don't have a sample done quite yet, but check out the Bloomies who do:

Feeling excited and don't know what to do with all the energy? Well check out the Mini and Mighty Power and Spark challenge. You have a chance of winning $50 in Power Poppy bucks which would come in handy don't you think?  ;-)  hee hee 
Don't forget about the Hues to Use challenge. A creative outlet of colors and inspiration. PLUS... you might land the chance at being our next guest designer just by playing along with our colors. Just a few things to tide you over while you enjoy the sneak peeks!
~~~Happy Coloring~~~


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Introducing Tweet Tidings

Good morning and welcome to Power Poppy's 2017 Happiest Holiday release.  Squeel!!!!  We are super excited to share our creations with you. Buckle up because starting October 15th through October 25th we will be sharing sneak peeks of Marcy's beautiful handy work. The Instant Gardner's will be starting us off with the newest Digi for you. Then we have 8 days of sneaks and to top it off another new Digi from the Instant Gardner's for the last day October 25th. The release day for the stamp sets is October 24th with a fun filled hop by the Bloom Brigade. AND that is your chance to shop, woot woot!!!



 I don't have a sample done quite yet, but check out the Bloomies who do:
  Allison Cope
  Julie Koerber


Feeling excited and don't know what to do with all the energy? Well check out the Mini and Mighty Power and Spark challenge. You have a chance of winning $50 in Power Poppy bucks which would come in handy don't you think?  ;-)  hee hee 
Don't forget about the Hues to Use challenge. A creative outlet of colors and inspiration. PLUS... you might land the chance at being our next guest designer just by playing along with our colors. Just a few things to tide you over while you enjoy the sneak peeks!
 ~~~Happy Coloring~~~


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Introducing Glitter House Village

Good morning and welcome to Power Poppy's 2017 Happiest Holiday release.  Squeel!!!!  We are super excited to share our creations with you. Buckle up because starting October 15th through October 25th we will be sharing sneak peeks of Marcy's beautiful handy work. The Instant Gardner's will be starting us off with the newest Digi for you. Then we have 8 days of sneaks and to top it off another new Digi from the Instant Gardner's for the last day October 25th.  The release day for the stamp sets is October 24th with a fun filled hop by the Bloom Brigade. AND that is your chance to shop, woot woot!!!



I do not have a sneak for this set yet done. However check out these fabulous Bloomies who do:

Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
  Kathy Jones
Tosha Leyendekker


Feeling excited and don't know what to do with all the energy? Well check out the Mini and Mighty Power and Spark challenge. You have a chance of winning $50 in Power Poppy bucks which would come in handy don't you think?  ;-)  hee hee
 Don't forget about the Hues to Use challenge. A creative outlet of colors and inspiration. PLUS... you might land the chance at being our next guest designer just by playing along with our colors. Just a few things to tide you over while you enjoy the sneak peeks!
~~~Happy Coloring~~~


Friday, October 20, 2017

Introducing Berry Sweet Holiday

Good morning and welcome to Power Poppy's 2017 Happiest Holiday release.  Squeel!!!!  We are super excited to share our creations with you. Buckle up because starting October 15th through October 25th we will be sharing sneak peeks of Marcy's beautiful handy work. The Instant Gardner's will be starting us off with the newest Digi for you. Then we have 8 days of sneaks and to top it off another new Digi from the Instant Gardner's for the last day October 25th. The release day for the stamp sets is October 24th with a fun filled hop by the Bloom Brigade. AND that is your chance to shop, woot woot!!!



Today you might recognize a different version of a digi we released, this one is called Berry Sweet Holiday. The digi version is a tad different, you can find that here and play until you get your order of this new one. ha! Marcy has some inspiration behind this set over on the Power Poppy Blog.


How about a mitten shaped card? Yes rather red and white feeling with a few touches of green, just what I like.  :-)  My designer paper was wrapped with the silver cord then adhered to the front of the mitten shaped base. Added my sentiment to the wrist part on the mitten. Some dimensionals behind the image to pop it up. Then some sparkle and a few sequins to finish it off. Voila!

Sneak peeks from the Bloom Brigade:
  Allison Cope
Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber


Feeling excited and don't know what to do with all the energy? Well check out the Mini and Mighty Power and Spark challenge. You have a chance of winning $50 in Power Poppy bucks which would come in handy don't you think?  ;-)  hee hee 
Don't forget about the Hues to Use challenge. A creative outlet of colors and inspiration. PLUS... you might land the chance at being our next guest designer just by playing along with our colors. Just a few things to tide you over while you enjoy the sneak peeks!
~~~Happy Coloring~~~