Sunday, May 20, 2018

Abundant Petals & Precious Baby

Sigh...it’s been such a fun week showing off all that’s new at Power Poppy!  All of this creativity just reminds me of how sweet life is, and how MUCH we need those encouraging reminders in our world, especially when times are hard.  Today is our last day of previews and we have such beautiful and precious sets to show you.  Plus, all the NEW RELEASES of the Creative and Curious Collection are now available!  We’ve got you covered with all 11 new stamps and all the new dies that Marcy will show off today.


I’m so delighted with today’s sets!  It has everything I love about Power Poppy.  Knock your socks off elegant florals, to sweet scenes that charm you.  We’ll start it all off with a set I’ve been hoping for and now it’s here!  It’s called Abundant Petals.  

This set enables you to become your own master florist, Marcy has illustrated a multitude of flowers in such classy variety for you to create your own bouquets.  From the mondo and majestic full showstopper arrangement of flowers, to a sweet simple single flower arrangement, it’s got you covered!  And the sentiments are so lovely.  Great news is that coordinating dies are available for this set.  


The sentiment says it all for me....my heart is full!  You can probably tell I loved colouring this arrangement of flowers.  I created an apricot-to-peach version of a peony, added in some orange ranunculus, a yellow rose, then mixed in some sweet acid greenery and some pretty teeny daisies.  

A little tip:  What I like to do when I create big arrangements like this is to have all my pieces in front of me and then just keep playing with them till I have an bouquet I like.  Then I take a picture with my iphone so I have something to refer to when I’m glueing it all together.  It also helps me see how different arrangments might compare, and then pick the one I like.  

It’s all placed on a round card design with a watercolour background of green.  

I kept everything else really simple and only included the sentiment and some clear sequins hidden between the layers.  It adds touches of sparkle without being fussy.  



And finally the sweet Baby Set we’ve been waiting for!  Here is Precious Baby!  


It’s all precious memories with this set which has a bit of vintage style to it.  That sweet-pea baby is adorable and I can’t wait to colour that one up; but as soon as I saw the set I was swept back to when my brother was born.   I know we had the exact ceramic lamp planter Marcy drew given to us as a gift, and it was in my brother’s room.  I was about 2 1/2 when he was born, but I can picture it just as plain as day.  That’s the image I had to do first!


Adorable!   I wanted my scene to be a bit boy/girl friendly so I went with pretty shades of green, yellow and mint and this fun paper, It’s a Boy from Echo Park.  I sewed together my layers in little stripes, adding some baby elements as accent. 


I coloured my image to match up with the baby paper including the little plaid touches.  A sweet little safety pin and button carry through the baby theme.  



And now it’s off to the rest of the Bloom Brigade for inspiration that will wow you!  Marcy will have all the sale details at the Power Poppy blog!  Don’t forget you still have time to enter the Giveaway too!  And, check out this fabulous Promotion if you’re ordering anything in the new collection....





Allison Cope
Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence

Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

and Marcy at the Power Poppy Blog

14 comments:

AndreaH said...

Oh just so cute. Love the tip about arranging the flowers before gluing down, it's also great the flowers come with a die too as I just am rubbish at fussy cutting lol. The pea in a pod stamp set is soooo very cute and quite versatile. Love both. TFS xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous cards abd the second is super sweet Christine

gr karin

ellyscard creatief said...

Awesome cards

CherylQuilts said...

Christine, your floral card is GORGEOUS, and I love the circle shape and your arrangement. Your coloring is fabulous! And what a sweet baby card! That little lamb with the flowers and the baby blocks is darling! Such a great layout and DP! I love it, and thanks for this week's amazing inspiration! Hugs and love! xoxo

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow..your cards are just wonderful !

Patti Willey said...

Love the floral bouquet! Ack! That baby planter! Way to go Marcella! These always a great option for the new Mom and baby! So cute!

Traci M said...

Christine, I’ve loved every card you’ve made for this release! The floral is so pretty and I can tell how much you enjoy coloring it up...I always study your colors because you have such a unique way of integrating them. And the baby card makes my heart go Pitter patter...so sweet, papers, colors, that little lamb is just too sweet! Thanks for all you do!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, stop! This is the flower set to end all flower sets! What more do you need? You made a gorgeous arrangement, and I love your idea of taking a pic with your iPhone. Now why didn't I think of that? Those little daisies are like the Feverfew that reseeds all over my garden. Love that stuff! Okay... the baby card, sigh... How I love making baby cards and this is the most adorable baby set I've seen in forever! Your card couldn't be sweeter, and imagine that your family had the very same little lamb in your baby brother's room. It was meant to be!

Stacy B said...

The colors you used in Abundant Blooms are wonderful! I woke up early this morning for a soccer match, but made sure to place my order so I could get these stamps on the first printing run. Can't wait to color them up.

Lisa said...

Your cards are fantastic! I love the colors you chose for the first one and the baby card, that is simply adorable!! I love the papers and the images, fabulous!

Camille Short said...

Love the Abundant Petals set! Hopefully will soon see this in digital format!

Grandy said...

How can we pass up any of these too beautiful flowers. You outdid yourself, Marcy. Love the color choices Christine. I keep a snap of everything I see that I like so I can refer back to it later when I have time to color.

Conniecrafter said...

I just love your gorgeous flowers, so pretty on your circle card!
The baby card is just so adorable, sweet papers and I love the sweet lace!

Allison Cope said...

WOW! Two incredible beautiful cards Christine! Your Abundance Petals is AH-MAZING gilrie!!!! You've blown me away with all your cards this past week!