Friday, August 5, 2016

Going All C.S.I.!!

Hello Friends & Stampers! Are you ready for a wild and creative ride? I have a bit of one in store today! I am sharing some news about a brand new addition to the Power Poppy Instant Garden and yours truly is the hostess today over on the Power Poppy blog for this month's Power and Spark Challenge! Woo hoo!

First things first, a little something new from Power Poppy to help you savor the flavors of fall!


Look at that lusciousness just ready and waiting to be colored up! You can find Apples in Season HERE in the Power Poppy shop and I have to admit, this little number is beautifully paired with hot apple cider when you break out for a coloring session! ;-) Stay tuned because I happen to know for a fact that some of the Bloomies and Instant Gardeners used this delish image for their creations that they are showing off today!

Before we get to that fab link list, we have a brand new challenge to unveil for August and this one is a super duper fun one! Why? Because you get to.....

HOW TO PLAY: What? Am I actually encouraging theft here? No, not really. I want you to surf the rolling waves of creativity here in the blogosphere and find some Power Poppy inspiration. Once you've picked a card to be inspired by -- go all C.S.I. and Copy, Steal and Inspire. Copy the original layout, Steal the idea and then Inspire with your own take on the original. What I love about this challenge is the fact that it encourages us to share and then let other card designers know when something they've done really strikes a creative chord! How fun is that? We can't wait to see what you choose to copy and how you make it your own. You can click HERE to read up on all the Official Rules!

On to my C.S.I. creation! First, I have to mention that THIS creation by the lovely Stacy Morgan was my inspiration. As you click on over to see her card, you'll see that it was a HUGE influence right down to the placement of the bling! I just loved the sweet result and wanted to have a little fun copying her design.

I started with some Bo Bunny coordinating decorative paper and really let that be my guide. I have to tell you that I don't do this often enough. I mean, they make those paper packs like that for a reason, right? ;-) I used the birthday gift image from the new Party Time stamp set and then took my Copic Markers out to match the papers' color! I used R32, R20, RV00, G12, G0000, G24, W05, W03 an W00. Then, I accented with some white gell pen! 

Here's a close up for you! 

The enamel dots and bling were just some that I had in my stash but they worked wonderfully and were just the right colors! Add a little Hug Snug Melon seam binding and BAM! Done! Thanks Stace for the fun inspriation! The Bloomies and Instant Gardeners have a bit more for you all! So, hop on over and see.....

Allison Cope
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber >>> you are here!
Katie Sims
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Rhea Weigand
Debbie Olson
Nancy Sheads

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a bit of your day with me! I'll see you all back here real soon!



Nancy Sheads said...

Beautiful Julie!

Kathy Jones said...

WOW Julie!! Love this fabby card - great design, awesome colouring and love all the blingy bits!! Love how you've coloured up the presents, totally awesome all round!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Julie this is wonderful! Oh I like the fresh colors, your coloring rocks and oh such fun. Love all of it and you cased me... GASP!!! I feel so honored. Thank you girlie!! You totally made my day! ;-)

Corinne said...

so fantastic..

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, I love your colors! They look all fruity and yummy and then I see that your ribbon is Melon, tee hee! I love melon. You chose a fabulous card to CASE, Julie, and yours turned out awesome!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, what a beautiful card and a great CASE of Stacy's card! I love the color palette from your DP, and what a sweet little file folder die! Beautifully done and such a great challenge! Definitely a great one when we get to feeling uninspired! Hugs, sweet friend!