Friday, December 20, 2019

I'm mad about PLAID!

Hello all and happy Friday! .So are you done with your Christmas shopping? Have all your cards sent and cookies baked? Well, I am not quite there yet but I am getting pretty close! Baking is set for this weekend and I am hoping everything turns out delish! 

Since there is such a hustle and bustle this time of year, earlier this week I thought I would make our Creative Confetti Challenge super dooper easy for everyone to play along! If you missed it, here's the challenge! I hope you join me! I think card making is a definite stress reliever and this is the perfect time of year for that! 

All you have to do is create with a little bit of plaid somewhere on your card or creation! You can click HERE for all the official details! 

On to my creation! 

While I didn't have buffalo check plaid, I did have this sparkly plaid that looks a cousin of that check print! I thought it looked super cozy with the image I chose from Power Poppy's Cozy Cupfuls stamp set. I stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then colored my image up with Copic Markers sticking with vibrant reds (R32, R35, R37) kraft colors (E51, E53, and E55), shades of gold (Y21, Y32, Y35 and Y28) and then touches of green (YG61, YG63, and YG67). I did add some shading with R0000 and R00 on the top (which you can barely see in the photo) and BV00, BV000 on the bottom. Add a strip of kraft paper, some fun ribbon and a little popped up sentiment and... done!

Here's a little close up for you! As always, Christmas cards need a little glitter! ;-)

And that, my friends is it! Be sure to stop by some of my fellow Bloomies places on the web to see what wonderful things they've whipped up for you all!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a blessed holiday season full of joy, wonder and everyone you love!

Until next time!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Another little Christmas idea!

Hello peeps! Happy Friday to you all! I can't believe I am saying this but, did you realize there are only 12 days until Christmas? What? Holy cow! I have cookies to bake, presents to wrap, a few little bits of shopping and... most importantly... I need more time to just "be still" and feel the real reason for the season. So, I am hoping that I can do all of that and cherish each and every moment. How about you? Are you ready?

Well, if it is an extra card idea you need, I thought I'd share one I whipped up yesterday in my stamp room. It's a super easy design and it uses one of the new digital stamps just released by Power Poppy called Handmade with Love Tags. The beauty of this set is that there are 8 images in this set AND you get the images with and without sentiments.

I decided to print off this particular tag -- which features this darling deer -- without a sentiment and I blew up the image a bit so that I could make it a card front. And, since Lisa challenged us all on this week's Creative Confetti to use non-traditional colors to create, I decided to take her up on her challenge! You can click HERE to see the color palette for yourself but it was a nautical navy, an evergreen and a silvery grey.

I colored this image up with Copic markers and when I was done, added a little bit of sparkle thanks to a Wink of Stella clear glitter marker and then added some "snow" with the help of some watered down white acrylic paint and a stiff-bristled paintbrush.

Here's a closeup for you! I should mention that the sentiment is from the Power Poppy clear set called Glitter House Village. 

I have to say this is such a charming image to color and I loved every second of it! I think I might save this card not for a Christmas card but maybe a Christmas thank you. It's a nice card to send, actually, anytime during winter! So, we'll see how it ends up in the mail!

It's time to hop on over to these fine ladies to see what they've whipped up for you this week!

Julie Koerber >> you are here!

On that note, I hope you have an amazing, creative and festive weekend!

Happy stamping!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Power Poppy Friday: Tag You're It!

Hello all! It's another Power Poppy Friday when some of the Bloomies are on hand to share what they've been working on this week to share... with YOU! 

Earlier this week, I shared that some of us were giving some goodies away and that the winner would get a $20 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! Well, after all the comments were put into a virtual hat, my winner was.....


Denise, all you need to do is email Marcella at to claim your prize and... have fun shopping! ;-) 

So, what did I work on this week? Well, some of you might have seen it earlier this week over on the Power Poppy blog when I ushered in this little challenge below! 

It was all a part of our Creative Confetti challenge and it is just as simple as the name suggests! Make a tag! It can be any kind, it doesn't have to be a holiday tag. Just make a tag in order to play along. Use Power Poppy stamps if you have them but if you don't, now might just be the perfect time to win some! When you are done, link up your creation using the linky below and you'll be in the running for a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! The link is LIVE all month long, meaning, the more you play, the better your chances!

On to my creations! 

I was dying to use the new Power Poppy digital stamp set called Handmade With Love Tags. So, I thought this was the best time to do that -- with a tag challenge! Check this darling set out, will you?

You get this plump package of 8 holiday tag designs with oh-so-unique illustrations! And, get this! Not only do you get the 8 designs but you get them with and without a sentiment inside, allowing you to personalize these with reckless abandon! Too fun!

So, you can see above that I chose three of the designs and aimed for a similar color scheme with all three. I tend to only buy a couple mega rolls of wrapping paper along with some coordinating ribbon for every package I wrap during that season - so it's important -- especially for us matchy-matchy folks to, well, match! ;-)

Tag #1

I tend to do a ton of handmade gifts for my loved ones and this year is no exception. Both my mother and mother-in-law have some handmade goodness coming their way, so I know this tag above showing that I am sharing something Handmade with Love will definitely come in handy!

Tag #2

I have always loved this illustration above featured in a bit of Power Poppy's Snuggle Down stamp set! So, when it popped up on this tag, I thought, "Genius!" Marcy created a tag to coordinate with a stamp set for not only cards but coordinating tags! What? So fun!

Tag #3

And, this last tag is just one that I find so classy -- just a simple little gift with a ribbon that goes on for miles! It's perfect to attach to one of those cookie platters you like to give to the neighbors, right? I think so! This little package is also a part of the Power Poppy Merry Littles stamp set, again allowing coordinating galore! 

So, "Tag! You're It!" Let's see what fun you can craft with a tag as your creation! And, as I mentioned, when you're done, just link up your creation HERE so we can all see AND so you can have a shot at winning a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop!

I happen to know that my Bloomie sister STACY MORGAN is showing off a new creation today as well, so be sure to head on over to her place on the blogosphere and give her some love! 💗

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hopefully, we'll see you back here real soon! ;-)


Monday, December 2, 2019

Christmas Remix Cyber Monday!

Hi all and welcome to even more Power Poppy fun! Marcella has been on a tear with all the brand new Christmas images that she's been unveiling over at the Power Poppy Shop! Don't you think? And today, she has a little something for those Cyber Monday lovers! It's a Holiday Digital Blitz with some clear set favorites that will now be available in digital! Want to see? Here's a peek at just a few of the images that you will be able to download, print and enjoy in an instant! To see them all, you can click on THIS LINK! And, if you missed out on seeing some of the other new sets from earlier in the Christmas Remix hop, click on THIS link for a peek at the rest of the stamps added to the shop!

But first, I want to share a few cards showcasing these fabulous illustrations! 

Don't you love the Snowkissed Snowman? 

The stockings from the clear set Fully Stocked?

The Spice It Up Set?

These beautiful birds from Heaven and Nature Sing?

And again, to see the links to the stamp sets in the store, all you need to do is click HERE!

But wait, there's more! These beauties are on sale right out of the chute! Today for Cyber Monday, you can take 20% off all digital images when you use the code CYBERFUN! Now, that is indeed.. FUN! 

Do you want a chance to win $20 in Power Poppy bucks (basically a gift code to the Power Poppy Shop?) All you need to do is leave a comment on any one of my Christmas Remix blog posts -- heck -- feel free to comment on ALL of them if you want extra chances! I will draw one a name from all of the comments to win the code and the winners will be announced on December 4th, Wednesday, on the Power Poppy Blog!! Woot Woot!

Just to make it easy on you, here's a link to all of my Christmas Remix Posts! You can even comment on this post as well!

Christmas Remix Day 1
Christmas Remix Day 2
Christmas Remix Day 3
Christmas Remix Day 6
Christmas Remix Day 7

Leave a comment between now and 4PM MST on Tuesday, December 3rd and you'll be in the running! 

Now be sure to visit some of the other Power Poppy Designers! Hint, hint! Some of them might be offering the same giveaway! So be sure to pay these fine ladies a visit!

Thanks so much for joining us this past 12 days! We've had a fun sharing a little Christmas  inspiration and we sure hope you had fun seeing it all! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back here real soon!