Saturday, August 1, 2015

Time for a Power Poppy Hop!

Well, nothing like joining the party at the tail end, eh? My family and I took a wee bit of a trip and are just getting back to the land of the living - that's why I missed the start of Power Poppy's big reveal for August! Aren't there some fabulous images to work with in the aptly called Color Me Grateful Collection? Me thinks so!

Since this was my first go at using these stamps, I HAD TO use a few of the images from the new Well Played set! Afterall, this was my daughter just days ago after she used ALL of her birthday money to pick out a new set of Skull Candy Crushers! LOVE!

So, here's my DD-inspired creation! She helped pick the colors for this one! ;-) 

What's fun about this card is the fact that it is actually a fusion of four images from the set. The cord, the headphones, the heart and music bubble and the "soul sister" sentiment! I stamped and then colored it all up with my Copic markers! 

And, here's a peek at the inside with the fun little 45 adapters! Isn't that cute and don't you remember those? I do! I would lose a gazillion of them and then my mom would have to go buy me more. When I was 8, she bought me a little turn table for my birthday along with all the top 45s on the hit list. I look back and think -- man -- what a cool mom. I got David Bowie, Paul Simon even a little ABBA!

Anyway, I digress.....  the inside! I have to say that I thought the sentiment from the set Marcella's Mixtape was a perfect fit to use this set for a birthday! 

And that, my friends, is it! Why not let the good times roll on over to the rest of the Bloom Brigade to see what they cooked up for this Color Me Grateful Power Poppy Hop? Remember, the sets are LIVE and ready to be added to YOUR stamp room now! Squeel!!!!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber >>> you are here!
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by! I'll see y'all back here real soon!


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Monday, July 27, 2015

Christmas? In July? Why YES!

Hello folks and Happy Monday! Just a little heads up. Yours truly is the hostess today over on the Power Poppy Blog with a fun and festive creation that's perfect for..... Christmas in JULY! Not only do I share not one, not two, but FOUR different card ideas, I have a step-by-step tutorial for a card caddy that's perfect for gift giving all year long! Here's a peek at one of the cards and the fun card holder!

If you want to see more, just hop on over HERE and check out the Inspire Me Monday fun!

Happy Monday!

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Ranunculus Among Us! ;-)

Hello there folks!  Hope you're having an ever-so-happy Friday and are looking forward to a little R & R this weekend! If you have some creative endeavors planned for your downtime, Power Poppy has got a little show and tell for you that just might spark some fun in your stamping space! If you missed the post HERE on the 15th, set your sights on this beauty that just so happens to be the latest addition to Power Poppy's Instant Garden......

Ahhhhh..... look at those options for color! This beauty called Ranunculus is also paired with a gentle sentiment aimed at "Sending Peace" to those friends in need. Best yet? It's available right now HERE to download, print and color. How's that for instant gratification?

So, let's get to my creation!

One thing you'll learn if you snag this digital beauty is that it is a large image. It's original size is about 3" by 5".  I decided that for my card today, I would downsize it a wee bit and I chose to make it more like 2" by 4".  I really love it at this size. That's the thing about digital stamps,-- you can enlarge or decrease to your heart's content!

After I was done printing onto Cougar Opaque white card stock, I grabbed my Copic markers and here's a peek at the markers that I used....

And, here's a close up of the finished creation! I had a lot of fun shading around my image with light shades of yellow plus the G20! You can kind of see the little stippled bits I added too....

The rest is just matting it all up! I used some scraps from my paper bin and these are all a mix from a whole bunch of different companies -- wish I could tell you from which collections! Sorry folks! I do know that the button is one of my oldies but goodies from BasicGrey that has a bit of pink twine threaded through! And that, my friends, is it!

Now it's time to turn things over to my fellow Bloomies, who are on standby to show off their latest creative pursuits using this brand new digital stamp!

And, if you need a wee bit more inspiration, it's always just a click away on Power Poppy's Pinterest Boards HERE. That's where you'll find EVERY stamp set released -- including Ranunculus --  and samples to go along with each. So, grab a cuppa joe and spend some time pinning some of your faves!

Before I go, don't forget about the monthly challenge Power Poppy hosts -- you could win a free stamp set of your choice!

All you need to do, according to challenge hostess Leslie Miller, is put three different patterned papers in to play on your card or creation! So, mix it up with pattern and pizazz! Click HERE for the details and to link up your creation when you're done!

Thanks for stopping by folks! Hope you have a fun and fabulous weekend in store! 


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Sunday, July 12, 2015


Hello all! I found more cards over the weekend and since I am in need of some space, I am putting these up for sale. Each card listed is a hand made creation by... ME!

PRICING & SHIPPING: Cards are $3 each and shipping is $2 for the first card and .50 for each additional card. If you want to purchase large quantities, I can ship in a flat rate box. I can fit 8 standard size cards in a small flat rate box for $5.95 or $12.65 for a medium flat rate box, which can hold upwards of 50 cards. Anything less than 8 cards, I will ship in a padded envelope. All cards include an envelope and will be wrapped in a plastic envelope as well for protection. I SHIP ONLY WITHIN THE UNITED STATES. Unless otherwise noted, the insides of the cards are blank. Cards are not signed by me on the back so, feel free to say you made them yourself! It can be our little secret! Standard size card is an A2 or 4-1/4" by 5-1/2". Square cards are 5-1/2" square.

PAYMENT: I accept Paypal for payment. Please allow up to 72 hours for shipment.

LOST PACKAGES: I am so sorry but I cannot be responsible for lost packages. In all of  my shipping, this has only happened once but since these are handmade cards, I will not be able to replace or refund lost packages.

TO PURCHASE: Simply email me at and I can send a PayPal invoice to you. You do not need a PayPal account in order to order cards. You simply pay the invoice using a credit card and, voila! Done! To let me know which cards you would like to purchase, just reference the letter/number above and to the left of each card i.e. C02, C43 etc. 

PLEASE NOTE: Order more than five cards and I will throw in one extra of my choosing! 























































Thanks for looking! ;-)


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