Friday, January 5, 2018

Grab a Map!

Hello Friends! It’s a new month.... AND a NEW YEAR! And with all those new things, the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade thought we'd ramp up the fun and deliver not one, not two, but TEN ways to bring on a bit of design power with that undeniable creative spark. And, what's even better than all of that is the fact that we have a partner in crime for this month's challenge. Check it out!

For this month's Power & Spark Challenge, we're asking you to "Grab A Map!" and get in on some Power Poppy Fun! We've teamed up with's CardMaps to showcase 10 new sketches featuring some of Power Poppy's fabulous stamp sets. You can find all ten sketches along with design team samples HERE!  And, you can read all the official details surrounding this month's challenge HERE! Play alog and you will be in the running for a $50 shopping spree to the Power Poppy Shop! Woo Hoo! But wait, there's more! Becky Fleck, the fabulous Pagemaps guru, is also offering a $25 Power Poppy gift card and all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post! The Pagemaps contest closes January 22nd, so hop on over soon! We can't wait to see what you create. 

Moving on! Let's check out the Cardmaps sketch that I used for my creation!

And here's a look at my finished card!

Since Valentine's Day is coming up in a few weeks, I thought this digital image - Follow Your Heart - would be a perfect fit! After printing my image on Neenah Classic Crest cardstock, I colored it up with Copics and used a mix of light reds and deep rose shades. I also added a little bit of glitter glue before fussy cutting the image.

The rest is just matting it all up! I used scraps that I had in my decorative pink paper folder, mixing and matching and die cutting along the way. The heart die is an old one from Spellbinders called Spellbinders Lace Hearts.  I added the sentiment also from the Follow Your Heart set and created a flag similar to the one in the sketch.

Add a little razzle dazzle with the help of some rhinestones and... ta da! Done! Just that easy! I love sketches for just this reason -- it takes all the guesswork out of creating and lets you focus on some of the other fun parts of card making -- like picking the right papers, adding just the right touches and... COLORING! 

And that, my friends, is it from me! Now it's time to make the rounds and see what some of our fabulous designers created when they were challenged by.....

All ten of these lovelies have a different sketch and a different sample to show off! While you can check out all the cardmaps HERE, you really need to give some love to these ladies below, pick a sketch and then, join us in the fun! Hop on over and see....

Julie Koerber >>> you are here!

And that, my friends, is it! So glad you stopped by to say "hi!" Hope you have a wonderful weekend and... I'll see you back here soon!



lynda said...

Oh, I just love this card, Julie! Amazing coloring on the heart image! Fabulous!

Dandi93 said...

So pretty Julie... Love your mix of sweet dp

Darlene said...

Hi Julie {waving from Ohio} ... your card is fabulous and I can't wait to join in the fun! I've already printed out all 10 'maps'! Now to choose, create & share! Great fun!
I saw your other exciting news over on FB and wanted to extend a huge CONGRATS! What a wonderful opportunity for you & hubby ... it's going to be FABULOUS I'm sure! Try to stay warm ... Spring will be here soon (I hope! lol)

Traci M said...

Julie, what a lovely card...perfect for Valentine's Day!! I love your heart and roses! Thanks so much for the fun challenge this month!!