Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hop to the Party of the Summer!




We’ve had a perfectly wonderful week of the Midsummer Stunner Release at Power Poppy!  You can now order all the sets, so we thought we’d throw a party and celebrate with today’s Blog Hop.  



How could you resist this tower of pretty presents?  I knew it was the only I wanted to play with today.  I found some fun paper in my stash that had a summery celebration feel (MME Jubilee - Mint Julip) and cut out rows upon rows of scallops to pair with the gifts galore.  It’s a little over the top and feminine, but it’s fun :)  



I added some embossed swiss polka-dots behind the presents and added the pretty banner, some twine and enamel dots to pull it all together.  



Inside I added another sentiment from the set with the addition of some fishtail pennant style flags.  



Here’s the Copics I used....and now how about some more fun news???

Marcy’s offering a discount code from now till July 1!  It can be on any combination of stamp sets or digitals, so it’s the perfect time to stock up for summer!




Now Hop along to visit the rest of the Bloom Brigade on our party today....thanks so much for joining us on a fun week of Sneak Peeks, we’re so glad you enjoyed them!  


Allison Cope
Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence

Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker



Monday, June 27, 2016

Tea in the Garden



Welcome!  Let’s throw a party today shall we?  The two sets we’re showing off from Power Poppy today are full of celebration, whether it’s a Tea Party in the Garden or a big bash Birthday Party, we’ve got you covered with fantastic sets!  We’ve got Tea in the Garden and Party Time.  

I’m playing with the lovely Tea in the Garden because I just fell in love with this gorgeous pound cake on a pedestal bedecked by juicy strawberries.    


This just speaks country garden to me!  So, in creating I had to pair it with some lovely gingham, polka-dots and rich red and green.  In my world all pound cakes should be chocolate, so that’s what I coloured mine as, glistened wth some drippy white icing and looking very tasty.  



I’ve got some scallops, ric racks, a few enamel dots and some baker’s twine finishing it off.  Now we’re ready for the party....as you can see I got a little ahead of myself and had a piece already, but now that I’ve tested, I know it’s ready for company!

Party on with the rest of the Bloom Brigade today....I know they’re ready to celebrate!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken 
(you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

and Marcy at the Power Poppy blog!




Sunday, June 26, 2016

Friendly Foxglove




Have you been having fun perusing though the gorgeous inspiration in our Midsummer Stunner Release?  We’re half way through with two more beautiful sets to show off to you today, Dynamic Duos:  Foxglove and Ranunculus, and Everythings Even Rosier.  These two sets show off some of our previously release digital sets that you’ve fallen for, now redone for polymer with gorgeous sentiments added.  

I’ve started with the Foxgloves and Ranunculus set, and despite my absolute love for ranunculus....I decided to dive in with the friendly foxglove today.  


I must have been in a very bohemian mood when creating this card, because it definitely has that feel with all the colour and pattern, but these foxgloves are just so pretty that I couldn’t help myself.  I’ve given them a lot of vibrant colour with Copics (I’ll list them below), and added in some sparkle on the bees wings and some white accent dots with a white sharpie. Isn’t that curliqued sentiment fun?  

I found some fun sparkly cardstock from Bazzill at my scrapbook store and thought that the fun orange shade paired well here.  



Some fun and funky patterns from my designer paper stash, buttons and twine finish it off.  Gah, just look at those chubby bees!  I love them.  They do this exact thing in my garden in my lupine, tucking their little bodies into each bloom in search of pollen!  It always delights me to watch them.  

Sorry I didn’t take a picture of the Copics I used, but I did write them down, so I’ll list them for you. 

Leaves:  YG21, YG23, YG0000 YG11, YG13, YG17, N3
Foxgloves:  YR20, YR21, YR15, YR16, R22, YR02; RV63, YV52, RV66, RV69, B12
Bees:  Y13, Y17

Enjoy all the inspiration from the rest of the Bloom Brigade today....


Allison Cope
Christine Okken

Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

and Marcy at the Power Poppy blog.  




Saturday, June 25, 2016

Cherry Wedding Cake



Hello Friends!  We’re back with day two of Sneak Peeks at Power Poppy and today we have two sets to show off, Dream Wedding and Nice Things to Say.  I’m showing off Dream Wedding and a gorgeous cherry themed wedding cake!  The set is full of fun elements to celebrate anyone’s big day. 



I was so delighted to see this gorgeous fruit covered cake!  I love cherries, and you’ve probably heard me talk about the cherry tree we have in our yard.  

One of my favourite colour combinations to use with cherries is red, white and a soft-bluey green.  I really like how these colours look together.  The colouring and style is simple to showcase the elegance of the fruit and flowers on the cake, and it almost has a retro-fresh feel.  

On the background layer I used my Scor-Buddy and my Scor-Bug to created some embossed dashed lines to add some interest, and then added some cotton lace, sparkly ribbon and some polka-dot paper to keep it whimiscal.  



A gemmy red circle and this pretty red frame for the cake finish it off.  

Here’s the Bloom Brigade with a lot of celebratory creations to show off to you today.  

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence

Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

and Marcy at the Power Poppy Blog.


Friday, June 24, 2016

Peaceful Peony




We’re kicking off a brand new set of Power Poppy Polymer!  Marcy is releasing SEVEN new sets and calling it all the Midsummer Stunner!  I think you’re going to love what’s in store over the next few days.  We’re so excited to show them to you!

Today we’re kicking it off with a beautiful new set that is design to send messages of healing and hope in difficult times.  It’s called Soothing Sympathyand it’s so very lovely.  In this set you’ll find botanical illustrations featuring symbolic images: "There's rosemary, that's for remembrance", wrote Shakespeare in Hamlet. A simple peony stem symbolizes peace. And the curling sprig of forget-me-not for reasons we don't have to explain.




I started with the beautiful sprig of peonies, colouring them in rich burgundy shades to really give it a rich pop of colour, then pairing it with some soft buttery-yellow designer paper.  I think these two colours give it a warm and comforting feel. 



I added some embossing on the simple strip of burgundy paper and some pretty creamy lace, with a few enamel dots to finish it off.  Nicely clean and simple, but I think that often works best when you’re creating a card like a sympathy card.  


Here’s the Bloom Brigade bringing you beautiful inspiration today!

Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence

Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker


And you’ll want to visit the Power Poppy Blog to see what Marcy has to say about this beautiful set. I’ll see you back here tomorrow with more in store!






Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Folk Heart Friend




Hi Friends!  Happy Summer!  In my neck of the woods we have sunlight right now from about 4:30 am until 10:45 or 11 pm, it is so beautiful, and so full of hope and rest.  If only I could get my hectic schedule arranged better so I could enjoy it more!  

Just a friendly card for no reason other than to say hello and have a happy day!  Did you know that a new Power Poppy release is just days away?  I can’t wait to show you what’s in store with this sweet new group of stamps!  

But back to today, it’s created with Power Poppy’s Folk Heart Stamp set and some cool palette colours.  



This one’s really easy to put together a quick colouring job and have a sweet little design.  Paired with some embossing, some stripedy dp, seam binding, baker’s twine and some rhinestones.  



Here’s the inside of the card and below are the Copics I used to colour below!  


See you later this week with some fabulous brand new Power Poppy!  Can’t wait!





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