Friday, September 21, 2018

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice!

Hello sweet peeps! Okay, raise your hand if you can't wait until fall when Pumpkin Spice Season starts!! Yes, I know I raised my hand before I even finished asking the question. The only thing better than a pumpkin spice latte would be a calorie-free pumpkin spice latte. Can't they please invent that? Pretty please? 

Since the season is here, why not add a little bit of fall flavor to our card making? I say YES! Let's do it! That brings us to this week's Creative Confetti Challenge that I hosted earlier this week over on the Power Poppy blog! Check it out! 

Want to know more on how to play along? Simply click HERE! I also have some suggestions there on some "spicy" sets you can ink up to play along with us! ;-) I'm not sure you won't have visions of pumpkin spice swirling in your heads (or a mug) before this challenge is over!

Want to see my take on this tasty challenge?

When I dreamt up this challenge, I knew I had to use Power Poppy's brand new stamp set, Fortunes of Fall! I just love the vignettes in this set and the pumpkin trio was pretty much perfect for a Pumpkin Spice Challenge! I started by stamping with Memento Rich Cocoa and then grabbed my Copic markers to color this image up. 

Here's a close up look at this colored up image....

To mat it all up, I reached for shades of olive, kraft (to bring out the nutmeg color) and orange (for my pumpkin) and ta da! It's a wrap! I added some twine, a button and some fun die cut accents and that, my friends, is it! Remember to use the link above to hop on over to the Power Poppy blog to read up on all the rules and FUN! Everyone who plays along gets their name thrown into the hat for a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop!   Just capture the Pumpkin Spice "feels" and get those fingers inky! 

Want to see what one of my fellow Bloomies whipped up this week? Check out the fabulous....

And don't forget to pop on over to the Power Poppy Blog for a dose of GOOD VIBES!

Until next time!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Natural Wonders Collection is HERE!

Well hello there! If you've been following the Bloomies this week and their sneaky peek of Power Poppy's Natural Wonders Collection of clear stamps, then, you'll be happy to know that TODAY IS THE BIG DAY... and... it comes with an even better surprise! 

Use code WONDER15 at checkout to save 15% off your entire order — even sale items. And with this sale comes a few more clear and a digital stamp set to savor today too (digi news coming later on the Power Poppy blog!)! 

Introducing Cabbage and Kale

Cabbage and Kale has four images of varying sizes with a coordinating die set too! 

Now let’s get to the BIG REVEAL of the full stamp sets in Natural Wonders — EVERYTHING is available for purchase in at

If you like what you see, and just can't wait to get your hands on these brand new stamps... don't forget to use WONDER15 at checkout to get 15% off your entire order.


Comment on the Bloom Brigade’s blog posts during ANY of this week’s Natural Wonders release (including the Power Poppy blog). We will select FOUR blog commenters to win the stamp of their choice. Winners will be announced by 5pm central time on September 15 (today!) on the Power Poppy blog. The more comments you leave, the better chance you have to win. Hop to it, loves!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you love this release as much as I do! Can't wait to see what YOU do with these new sets! 


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Power Poppy Sneaks: O Hoppy Day!

Hello all! Have you been following all the action over at Power Poppy Central HERE? Well, if not, you need to play a little catch up! Yesterday, Ms. Marcella kicked off the sneaks to a brand new fall-themed clear stamp collection honoring those Natural Wonders!  Today marks day 2 of the sneaky peeks!

The set being shown off today, I tell you, is right up my alley!

This stamp set pays homage to the beer lovers in your life and I have to say I have a few. Montana is the land of hops, wheat and barley -- literally -- and so naturally, we are craft beer lovers at heart. You have to support the farmer down the road raising the hops and barley, don't you? I mean, it would be a shame not to! ;-) O Hoppy Day features so many fun accents. Of course, it has that beautiful sprig of hops with barley intertwined but it also has a vignette of a full pint glass - just waiting to be savored. Make it a pilsner? A stout? Or a red ale? You choose! There's also a darling little bottle cap that you can deck out with a handful of different sentiments. Oh, I just love it!

On to my creation!

I started by stamping the large image of hops and barley all over my kraft colored background panel using Memento Peanut Brittle ink. After that, I stamped the pint image in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and took my Copic markers and went to town coloring!

I decided to make my beer a pilsner and loved grabbing a few shades of yellow and when I was done, added a few light grey shades and BV000 to color the glass. When I was done coloring, you can see that I had a little fun with my white gel pen adding bubbles. :-)

The sentiment I added is a mix -- I stamped the bottle cap and then that darling "cheers mate" sentiment. I accented with white gel pen and then stamped another coordinating sentiment with Versamark and then heat embossed with a white detail powder and.. ta da! Just a sweet and simple card for one of the many beer lovers in my life!

And that, my friends, is it!

The Bloomies are holding up their glasses to raise a toast to this set as well! So, you'll want to hop on over and see what they're serving up!

Julie Koerber >> you are here! 

I have to say you're going to want to stay tuned! Tomorrow's set is just such a beauty for fall and might be my favorite of this clear release! So, if that doesn't make you want to swing back by, I am not sure what will! ;-)

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here soon!