Saturday, October 6, 2018

Happy World Card Making Day!


Well hello there! Happy Saturday to you! Granted, this isn't just ANY Saturday... it's a day just for US! Yep, it's for those of us who love to grab our scissors to watch the paper fly, for those of us who love playing around with color and most importantly, those of us who love to create and share our little projects from the heart! It's....


Every first Saturday in October since 2006, Card Makers have been uniting to not only get a head-start on holiday card-making but to celebrate all the ways we love to share this craft. Power Poppy is getting in on the action on this World Card Making Day to help us all celebrate the beautiful community that is at the heart of this super-fun hobby.

So to honor this special day, all of the Bloomies  are sharing their favorite kind of card to make -- be it anniversary, birthday, thinking of you, just because, new baby, wedding -- you name it! Here's the fun part. All you need to do is follow this link list below, hop on over to all the Bloomies' blogs and...




On Monday, Power Poppy will take all the comments from all the blogs, throw them into a hat and we'll draw one lucky winner for a.... POWER POPPY GOODY BAG! 

Why is this so fun you ask? Well, the lucky winner will get some of Marcella Hawley's hand-picked goodies and it will be a beautiful surprise! A winner will be drawn and announced sometime on Monday, October 9th! Just stay tuned! 

So, what's my favorite kind of card to make? 

I have to say that I love the surprise behind an all occasion card -- the kind of card you send to let a friend know that you are thinking about her! I had planned on sharing a new creation but life (actually a migraine) got in the way and so I only have a piece of a card done. So, I decided I would be finishing my card on World Card Making Day!

I had this embossed panel and I wanted to see what it might look like if I water colored some of the raised portions of this panel. I grabbed some Twinkling H20s and a waterbrush... 


And from there, I had a fussy cut image from the Planning for Magnolia set and paired it with one of the sentiments from the Tweet Tidings  stamp set. And sadly, that's as far as I got! ;-) 


I am wondering what color I will make the little magnolia branch and am contemplating making this a monochromatic look. So... we'll see! Stay tuned! 

In the meantime, I did pull together some of my favorite "thinking of you/hello" creations!


 There's this one using Power Poppy's Poppies stamp set! 


This one using Power Poppy's Well Hello Dahlia digital stamp set! 


And this one using the So Grateful stamp set! 

And to help all of you celebrate World Card Making Day, Power Poppy is hosting a one-day only, 24 hour flash sale starting... NOW!



So, what are you waiting for? Let's celebrate World Card Making Day in grand style -- getting ideas from some of the most talented card makers world-wide! And then, grabbing some savings to stock up on things for future crafty endeavors!


Stop by and say "hi" to these lovely ladies -- remember to leave a comment because each comment is an entry into our World Card Making Day Giveaway!


Julie Koerber >>> you are here!


Happy World Card Making Day Peeps! We hope you find some time to create and enjoy every minute of it on this special day! 

Until Next Time!
~Julie 

44 comments:

Kay seuferer said...

I like the celebrate what matters card just the way it is. Great background idea. Other cards are great too!

zub momi said...

Beautiful cards and amazing coloring. Happy WCMD 💕

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards and I love all the gorgeous flowers and cards. Beautiful job!

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness! Please don't make me choose a favorite. These are all beautiful creations, and I love the background you made with your H2O's! Pure genius! Thanks for sharing!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Happy World Cardmaking Day to you too:) I hope you are feeling much better now.I loved the uncolored flower on the partially colored BG,looks beautiful.

Sathya said...

Love all the cards, Pretty compositions and color choice and wonderful coloring as well.

Miriam said...

I like sending cards for no reason, too! And I have my eye on that dahlia stamp, because ... dahlias!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous cards! So much inspiration here.

Becca Yahrling said...

Awesome background on the first card. I love it just the way it is, no color on the flowers. It seems to be in style right now. ALL of your cards are just stunning and beautiful designs.

Deborah Kaye said...

Hope your migraine goes away quickly! I like the beginnings of your magnolia card. I think monochromatic would be great - just a hint of blue around the flower petals. Your other two cards are lovely!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, Julie, your card is going to be so pretty when finished! I love the background and whatever you do with the magnolia branch will be wonderful. You have a nice variety on display here. You know I love your style and all these beautiful Power Poppy stamps. So many to choose from. You make me want to go forth and color them all!

SusieScrapper said...

All of your cards are stunning!! I love making cards for no special reason or season, I think they’re more special.

Barbara said...

I sure love these bright colored cards with uplifting sentiments on them. Can't wait to see how you finish your first card. Monochromatic would be nice. After all, you are out to impress!

Diane said...

Lovely cards. I love the background idea from you new card and I cannot wait to see how you decide to finish it! Sorry about the migraine; I hope that you are feeling better now.

Lisa said...

I love the uncolored image against the partially watercolored background. The sentiment and image really pop against the white and touch of blue!

The color explosions in your other cards are just as fabulous, Julie! You are SO talented!

CardUm said...

Wonderful selection of cards. I like the card with poppies most. The precisely colored and overall look of the card looks great.

Robyn Oliver said...

Four stunning cards Julie, beautiful colours, each so different, really lovely colouring and layers, happy WCMD

Macimbalo said...

Love your cards! All occasion cards are one of my fav too! Happy WCMD 2018!!!

tinyfeet said...

Such beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Beverly said...

I think the card using So Grateful is my favorite. They are all beautiful 💕

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Wonderful details and coloring!

Jean said...

Happy WCMD! Such beautiful cards! thank you for the inspiration!

Abby said...

Great cards!

Linda Carson said...

Oh no! Sorry you had a migraine! The cards you showed are lovely and would brighten someone’s day big time!

Traci M said...

You have to be the queen of mixing colors and patterns...I am just staring in awe at your beautiful cards!! Love them all...and really happy to see the little pot of twinkling H2O’s...this will be another stunner!

MissAnn said...

Wow! So pretty!

Mary Holshouser said...

A fantastic collection of cards.
I love the layering on all of them.
the first card is more subdued.
the rest are riots of color.
thanks for sharing
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cghundley said...

All of your cards
are so pretty. I
love the watercoloring
on the first card.
Carla from Utah

Parker said...

The card that was "unfinished" looks good like it is--I like a lot of white. But.... you also mentioned monochromatic. Appears you could easily do that seeing that the bough is inked in blue. You've done exceedingly good work on each and every card you've made.

Shylaa Shree said...

gorgeous floral delight. happy card making day

Marsha said...

What an abundance of beautiful cards! Lovely coloring.

Helen said...

All your cards are just fabulous, Julie! They are all so bright with your gorgeous colouring and wonderful backgrounds. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Colleen said...

Beautiful cards and such lovely coloring.
Wonderful inspiration

Jan Vint said...

Beautiful cards and gorgeous stamps. I hope the migraine is long gone.

vinita jain said...

Each one has a great composition with such color choices, stunning, fall in love with your creativity, impressive! Happy World Card Making Day!

Angelnorth said...

I really like the graphic look of the magnolia card as it is! Colouring sections of the embossed background has given a great backdrop for the detailed flower - love it! You do colour beautifully though, as the rest of the cards you picked out demonstrate!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Hope the headache is better. I love monochromatic cards so that idea gets my vote! Your other cards are bright and vibrant and beautiful. Love the poppies. Cheers.

Kimberly Heron said...

Georgeous cards! I love your style!

Sharon Salerno said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the beautiful fall colors.

Lisa K said...

Beautiful cards! Hope your migraine has slowed down by now and you were able to get back to your coloring. I love having cards on hand for those times when life gets in the way.

Kathy Johnson said...

Beautiful cards! Love what you did with the backgrounds!

TrainWithMeghan said...

I love all your backgrounds and the layers!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL work-in-progress and DELIGHTFUL cards!
Your colouring and designs are WONDERFUL!
Hope you're feeling better soon :)

CherylQuilts said...

So sorry you had a migraine, Julie, but it's nice that you enjoyed a bit of time experimenting with H2O's. I still have mine and will have to pull them out and try your background idea. I love it! Your past cards are so beautiful and continue to inspire me, sweet friend! Thanks for doing all you do to make Power Poppy so very special. You are loved! Hugs and love! xoxo