Thursday, March 26, 2015

Power Poppy is One!




Today we are excited to celebrate the first Birthday of our fabulous Power Poppy, the creative genius of none other than Marcella Hawley!   It has been an absolute delight seeing this company come alive and bloom this past year.  It is always an honour and pleasure to create with these images, and with my sweet friends on the team.  

Marcy has magical sparkle-dust when it comes to illustrating and her heart goes into everything she does with Power Poppy, from the drawings and concepts, to the thought and care she puts into hand-drawn sentiments, the joyful chatter and creativity she shares with us and on the blog, to the way she hand-wraps all her orders with a pretty ribbon, a touch of washi tape or a sweet little note.  She's the real deal.  Her joy and enthusiasm for life shines out and I really believe her company reflects that.   We love working for her and love bringing her images to life on our creations.  

Marcy Poppins, you are a gem!  I love your playful, heartfelt, thoughtful spirit.  I love the way you embrace love and life and how you share that.  Can't wait to see what this next year holds, and I hope you enjoy our little surprise Blog Hop to celebrate!  



To celebrate I pulled out one of my favourite little sets Potted Primroses to create some vibrant spring fun.  I seem to be very into orange lately, and primroses come in this lovely colour too, so I brought the sunshine!  And hey, it matches the Power Poppy logo too :)  It's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto XPress It Blending Card-stock, cutting it out with a Picot Edge Spellbinders Die.  

The background paper is Kaisercraft's Cherry Blossom and it has shimmer on some sheets including this geometric design in orange.  I thought it would also be fun to do some little birthday banners along the bottom hanging on Baker's Twine.  I used an A2 Border die to cut the pinked edge along the bottom, adding the fun sentiment from the set in the middle.  





Here's a closeup of the colouring and the Copics I used below.  





Now, all of us Bloom Brigade girls are getting together to celebrate, so I hope you can visit each of us....and you don't want to miss out, there's even more fun at the Power Poppy Blog too!  I don't want to spill the whole secret.....but it involves $100 gift certificate to the Power Poppy Shop that you won't want to miss!  




Allison Cope
Christine Okken 
(you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker


And don't forget....our April Stamp Set release starts this Sunday!  We can't wait to show you what's in bloom!  


50 comments:

KimCreate said...

Very pretty card, love the colors and the cute banner! Happy Birthday PP.

D.Ann said...

Oh what a gorgeous stamp and fab coloring! Going on my wishlist!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

So beautiful! Love the vibrant colors and your wonderful design!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, I totally agree with your description of Marcy's magical and sparkly personality that shows through all of her work! She is such a delight, and what an amazing team you all are!! Happy Birthday, Power Poppy! I love your beautiful card in the vibrant, wonderful colors and great layout! Stunning, as always! Thanks for sharing such amazing and inspiring cards and the tutorials and so much beauty! Hugs!

Crestajune said...

So beautiful! I love your beautifully colored flowers. What a happy card!

KarinsArtScrap said...

so bright and cheerful Christine gorgeous card
Gr Karin

Misti said...

Fabulous card, Christine!

Tami Babcock said...

So bright and cheerful - looks like Summer!!

Karen W said...

Very pretty card and I love the colors

Barbara said...

I absolutely love the way you make cards. This one is beautiful!

Brandi R said...

Gorgeous primroses! LOVE the colors ♥

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous card, such lovely primroses, beautifully colored!

Miranda said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Christine,

AWESOME CARD!!!!

Cariños,
María Alba

Judy said...

I love the colors you used for your card. That flower image is simply gorgeous. It all look so wonderful on that pretty orange paper. Thanks for sharing.

jcobb said...

Beautiful card! The orange reminds me of my late husband, it was his favorite color. Happy birthday, PP!

Kathy Jones said...

Oooooh Christine, I'm loving this card!! What an awesome design with the little party bunting across the bottom and of course your colouring is stunning!! :)

Patti Olson said...

Oooh, love these colors. This is one of my favorite stamps too. Gorgeous.

tndj said...

Love the colors - they complement each other so well.

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Love your message to Marcy... Now I want to meet her!!! Very heartfelt indeed. Your card is gorgeous...Your coloring is OUTSTANDING and i just love the banners.

Kathy Krug said...

Love your happy colors.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Christine! Great little banner along the birthday sentiment, perfect for the party! ;-)

Nancy said...

Love the bold colors and your clever layout and design! Boy can the Power Poppy team color!!

Judy Woodland said...

Such a beautiful card. Love all the bright colors!! Thanks for the great inspiration, and happy birthday, Power Poppy!

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

Such a sunshiney card

Leah Tees said...

Gorgeousness! Love Power Poppy!

Kim said...

Beautiful card!! and Happy Birthday PP!! Love the new oranges I've seen coming out for Spring. Nice colors.

Heide said...

So pretty, love the little banners.

Priscilla said...

Beautiful card, love primroses and the color is gorgeous. Happy BD PP!

Sharman said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how beautiful! I love how you did this in Power Poppy colors. Those primroses are so vibrant and alive, just like Marcy, herself. Gorgeous, Christine!

Marisa said...

Way to make orange shine :)

Diane said...

Gorgeous...love this stamp and the beautiful colors you have used!!

Maria A. said...

Amazing card, so cheerful and colorful with this lovely orange tones. This stamp set is on my wish list, soon it will be mine.
Happy First Birthday Power Poppy. Marcella, thank you for sharing with us your amazing dream come true.

Theresa said...

Love the vibrant colors and design of your beautiful card.

Cindi Hall said...

Gorgeous Christine-I love orange and green together. So bright and cheerful!

Lorraine said...

I love your orange blooms! Beautiful card!

Julie Koerber said...

Well this is a Power Poppy creation if I ever did see one -- with those bright oranges and bold shades of green! LOVE this Ms. Christine -- the pennant flags add a fabulous and celebratory punch too!

Liz Williams said...

I love your choice of colors on this pretty card.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring, like the die you have it on too, and like how you have strung the banner

Traci M said...

Christine, I am not alone in congratulating Power Poppy and Marcella and the team for one wonderful year!! I have been her fan for many years...and every month is such a treat to see what the Power Poppy Brigade has created! You've always inspired and this is no exception...perfect coloring for this primrose and the orange brings it to life!! Blessings!

Susan Wise said...

I've always loved this shade of coral and the green really makes it pop. Cute banner too...

luvhymns said...

The coloring in your flowers blows my eyes! ")

Teresa Keller said...

Great coloring with the Copics, Christine!

hilbry said...

wonderful colouring

Paulette S said...

Gorgeous flowers, Christine!! Happy Birthday PPower! Thanks, Paulette S.
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Allison Cope said...

Oooo... how fun is that! Love that gorgeous orange hue Christine! Totally gorgeous my friend!

Beth said...

Christine your primroses are gorgeous love the colors you have choosing....Stunning.

Linda K said...

Christine, your cards are also very stunning! Love your work!

Katie Sims said...

This is just as sweet as it can be and perfect for Power Poppy's 1st Birthday! Here's to many, many more!! :)