Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lilac Time!


Hello Everyone! Did you enjoy our surprise Power Poppy Birthday Hop last week as much as we did??  Well get ready, because the Bloom Brigade is at it again, this time with the sneak peeks for the brand new Lilac Time clear stamp set!  It seems the last few digi releases have been so popular that many of our fans have wanted them in photopolymer and we happily obliged.....with some extra goodies to boot!  Don't miss a thing and make sure you start at the Power Poppy Blog!

I've used a base of cream card and layered with Soft Sky (with the edges pierced with a paper piercer and template) and a piece of Pion Designs DP.  Next I've added a piece of blue Graphic 45 DP and then a strip of cream card matted with more Soft Sky.  Over the strip I've added a piece of mesh topped with blue ribbon.  I've then stamped this gorgeous image from Lilac Time in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (B60, B63, B66, E50, E51, E53, E55, E40, E41, E42, G40, G43, G46, G20, G21, G24, G28, Y11, Y17, Y26, BG10, BG11, BG13).  I've cut this out with Small Circle Nestabilities and matted with cream cut with Large Circle Nestabilities.  Then I've matted it again with Soft Sky cut with Adoring Squares and popped it all up on X-press It Foam Tape.  I've stamped the image and cut it out with an oval punch and also popped it up on foam tape.

Stamps - Lilac Time (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Soft Sky, Cream, Pion Designs Blooming Branches DP, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Small and Large Circle Nestabilities and Adorning Squares, Mary Arts Mesh, Blue Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape

There's more Lilac goodness waiting for you by the Bloom Brigade and you won't want to miss it!!
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Be Amazing!


Hello Everyone!  I've had this beautiful orchid image from Orchids Rock pleading to be coloured, so of course I *had* to oblige!  :)  This is such a stunning image and a lot of fun to colour and what an awesome sentiment don't you think?! 

Before I get onto my card details......did you know that on the first Friday of the month is the Power and Spark Challenge??  This month Tosh is hosting and she is challenging you to use GOLD on your creation and link it to the Power Poppy Blog!  You can find all the details and go direct to her challenge HERE!  Be quick, you only have until March 31st at 8pm USA EST!  Did I mention you can win a stamp set.....of your choice??!!!!  Which one is on YOUR wish list???

I've used a base of Blushing Bride and layered with white embossed with Spellbinders Twisted Hearts MBossibilites.  Around this I've attached a pink ribbon.  Next I've stamped the flowers and sentiment from Orchids Rock in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (RV00, RV11, RV14, YG11, YG13, YG17, B0000, B000).  I've cut this out with Spellbinders Labels 39 and matted it with Blushing Bride cut with Labels 39 Decorative Accents.  To finish I've added a bow to the ribbon and a couple of pink enamel dots.

Stamps - Orchids Rock (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Blushing Bride, White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Labels 39 and Labels 39 Decorative Accents, Spellbinders Twisted Hearts MBossibilities, Pink Ribbon, Bow Easy, Pink Enamel Dots

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Power Poppy!


Hello Everyone!!  Today is an exciting day!!  One year ago today Power Poppy bloomed to life spreading floral goodness, positivity and happiness throughout the cardmaking community!! What does this special day mean for YOU??  Are you sitting down???  There is a $100 gift voucher to the Power Poppy Store up for grabs!!!!  SQUEEEE!!!!  To win, pop on over to the Power Poppy Blog where there is all sorts of fun and information about today's HOP!  If you have already been and are on the way through the hop, then HELLO and happy hunting!!  :)  Of course it's is almost release time again.....so make sure you pop back on Sunday for the brand new April Release.....you are going to *love* it!!!  I know I say that every month, but really....you are going to love them!!


So what has this past year been like for me as part of the Bloom Brigade??  Well of course there are the most glorious images to play with and the flowers.....swoon.....the flowers are just AMAZING and these are thanks to our beautiful, bubbly, over-the-top and totally FUN leader, Marcy!!  I feel so blessed to have been invited to join this team and share the last year with such a beautiful group of women who are not only insanely talented but so caring, thoughtful, sweet and fun as well!

Ms Marc, you have been such a source of inspiration and your positivity just glows through you, through the company and leaves a sparkle on all of us.  You inspire me not just to create beautiful cards, but your view on life in general has inspired me in other parts of my life as well!  Thank you for making this crazy ride such a hoot, making us laugh and just, well.....for just being you!!  Big Hugs and Congratulations on this special day - ENJOY THE RIDE!!!

NOW - onto my card deets............I've used a base of Cherry Cobbler and layered with Baked Brown Sugar.  Around this I've attached ivory and red ribbons.  Next I've stamped the image and sentiment from Short Stacks in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (see below).  I've cut this out with Spellbinders Nobel Rectangle and matted it with Cherry Cobbler cut with the largest die from the same set.  To finish I've added a red bow and a couple of red enamel dots.

Copic Colours used - E50, E51, E53, E55, R32, R35, R37, G40, G43, G46, E01, W0, W1, W3

Stamps - Short Stacks (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Nobel Rectangle, Red and Ivory Ribbons, Bow Easy, Red Enamel Dots

Why not keep celebrating and pop by the Bloom Brigade blogs and leave a little love!
Thanks for popping by, hope you are enjoying the hop and make sure you stop by the Power Poppy Blog for all the details on how you can win the $100 Gift Certificate.....and leave Marcy a comment/note and send your congratulations on her One Year Birthday!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Dancing with Daffodils


Hello Everyone!  Did you read the Power Poppy Blog on March 15th??  If you did, you'll know the latest mid-month Digi release is Dancing with Daffodils!  Can you believe this incredible image that Marcy has drawn - serious gorgeousness!!!  Now when I think of daffodils I always think of traditional yellow, but Marcy told us to google and see just how many colours and varieties there are and I found these gorgeous cream and pink ones that I based my card on today!

I've used a base of Blushing Bride and layered with Very Vanilla cut with A2 Scalloped Borders One.  Next I've added a layer of Tiger Lilly DP and also cut it with Scalloped Borders One and then attached a piece of ivory ribbon around it.  I've printed the Dancing With Daffodils digi image onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics (B60, B63, B66, E50, E51, E53, RV00, RV32, RV34, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67, G20, G21, G24, G28, E21, E23, E25, E27, BG0000).  I've cut the image out with Elegant Ovals Nestabilities and attached to the front of the card. To finish I've added a bow to the ribbon and a few pearls to the top corners.

Stamps - Dancing With Daffodils (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Kaisercraft Tiger Lilly DP
Ink - Printer
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals and A2 Scalloped Borders One, Ivory Ribbon, Bow Easy, Kaisercraft Chino Pearls

Want to see some more Daffodil Deliciousness???  Why not pop by the Bloom Brigade links below and leave a little love!
 That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Extended Family Large Fancy Sentiments



Hello Everyone!  Today I've made a card especially for my almost 11yr old niece who loves yellow and orange!  To create this card I've used JustRite Papercraft's new Extended Family Large Fancy Sentiments and Romantic Wild Roses (released on Tuesday).  Her birthday will be here before I know it and this year, at least I won't be making a card at the last minute!!  :)


I've used a base of Tangerine Tango and layered with white and another piece of Tangerine Tango cut with A2 Divine Eloquence.  Next I took a piece of white and used Romantic Wild Roses to create a background using Memento New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves and Tangelo. (For the lighter shade, I've lightly stamped it off on some scratch paper first and then stamped it.  The darker shade has been inked and stamped directly over the top.)  I've then used Memento Dandelion ink to stamp the little round image randomly on the page.  Finally I lightly airbrushed some Copic YR30 over the page to soften the look.  I've then cut this with Labels Twenty Eight and attached it to the front.  Around this I've attached a piece of green ribbon.  I've used the same inks as above (plus Cantaloupe for the centres) to stamp the largest rose and matching leaves.  I've cut these out and popped them up on foam tape.  Next I've stamped the "To My" and "Niece" sentiments from Extended Family Large Fancy Sentiments onto a piece of white and cut it into a notched tag.

Stamps - Extended Family Large Fancy Sentiment, Romantic Wild Roses (JustRite)
Ink - Memento New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Tangelo, Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Rich Cocoa
Paper - Tangelo Tango, White
Accessories - Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence, Copic YR30, Airbrush System, Green Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape

Don't miss all the fun and inspiration the JR Girls have for you today.....

JustRite Inspiration
Becca Feeken
Kristi Schurr
Marisa Job
Darsie Bruno
Kathy Jones

Just one more piece of exciting news - there's a SALE at JustRite, but only until March 15th!

http://justritepapercraft.com/

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Coffee House


Hello Everyone!  Today's post is all about caffeine!  How many of you crave your first coffee of the day?  Well this set is for YOU!!  Coffee House is the latest offering by JustRite Papercraft and it's perfect for all those coffee themed projects for your caffeine addicted friends and family.  :)

I've gone with something a little different by creating a 3D project with my Silhouette Cameo.  I've used the 3D Teacup Box template and cut the base pieces out of Chocolate Chip and the patterned paper is Miss Match by Kaisercraft.  I've taped it all together with X-press It High Tac Tape.

Once I've taped the box together, I've stamped the sentiment from Coffee House in Memento Rich Cocoa onto cream card and cut it out with JustRite Vintage Labels Seven Die

While it was still in the die, I've lightly sponged some Memento Desert Sand ink over the sentiment and then attached it to the front of the cup.  Next I've made some flowers out of Spellbinders Blooms Three Dies, Chocolate Chip card and some random paper that had similar colours to my other DP.  To finish I've accented with a brown bling flourish.

Want even more coffee inspired projects???  Wait until you see what the JR Girls have in store for you!
JustRite Inspiration

Michele Kovack

Eva Dobilas

Heidi Blankenship
Marisa Job

Kathy Jones
Kristi Schurr

Darsie Bruno

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Romantic Wild Roses


Hello Everyone!  Are you ready to get romantic......about Romantic Wild Roses that is!  This is the brand new set released by JustRite Papercraft and it's a two-step stamp set which you can use to create beautiful cards for any number of occasions!


As you can see, this set doesn't come with any sentiments, so use it on its own, or use your favourite sentiment set!  I decided to make a Get Well card for today's card.  Just over a month ago, my Dad suffered two strokes and landed in the Acute Stroke Unit with three other people.  One of these is a lady called Patty.  We became friendly with Patty and her sister-in-law while they were in the ASU together and when the time came they both moved to the Rehabilitation Unit which is where they both are today.  I made this card for Patty as a little thing to cheer her up.  I'm taking Dad chocolate which I *know* will make him happy!  :)

I've used a base of Pool Party and layered with Kraft and Tropical Punch DP.  Next I've added a strip of white and topped with more Pool Party randomly stamped using Romantic Wild Roses and Versamark Ink.  Around this I've attached some ribbon.  Next I cut a piece of white with Spellbinders Labels Twenty Eight and started constructing my image out of the various pieces in the Romantic Wild Roses stamp set.  I've used a variety of Memento Inks - Angel Pink, Rose Bud, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Cantaloupe.  I then lightly added some BG0000 Copic ink around the image and edges.  I've stamped the sentiment from Fancy Large Sentiments in Rose Bud.  I've framed it with Baked Brown Sugar cut with Decorative Labels Twenty Eight and popped it up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a bow and some lemon pearls.

Stamps - Romantic Wild Roses, Fancy Large Sentiments (JustRite)
Ink - Memento Angel Pink, Rose Bud, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Cantaloupe
Paper - Pool Party, Kraft, White, Baked Brown Sugar, Kaisercraft Tropical Punch DP
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels 28 and Decorative Labels 28, BG0000 Copic, Ribbon, Bow Easy, Lemon Pearl, X-press It Foam Tape

The JR Girls have some incredible inspiration for you today, make sure you pop by and leave some love!  Don't miss Darsie's incredible tutorial on the JustRite Inspiration Blog too!!

JustRite Inspiration
Darsie Bruno

Marisa Job

Eva Dobilas

Michele Kovack

Kathy Jones

Kristi Schurr

Heidi Blankenship

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, February 20, 2015

French Lilac


Hello Everyone!!  Did you see on the 15th that Power Poppy released its latest digi in their Instant Garden??  The Instant Gardeners did a GORGEOUS job of showing off this beauty and now the Bloom Brigade get to play with it!!  My I introduce.....French Lilac!
http://powerpoppy.com/collections/digital-stamps/products/french-lilac

As a digi, this file can be made larger or smaller to fit your project design and comes with the Thinking of You sentiment.  French Lilacs come in a variety of colours, from cornflower blues, purples, pinks... and they also come in white, yellow, and red!  What colour do YOU want to make them???  I've gone with a pink/purple palette for my project, I guess that's just what called out to me.  Now I know most people would arrange this with the flower pointed up, but I went with the hanging down look - figured I'd be a bit different!  :)

I've started with a base of purple bazzill, layered with white and topped with more purple cut with Spellbinders Tranquil Moments die.  Around this I've attached a piece of silver ribbon.  I've printed the French Lilac image and sentiment onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics (V01, V12, V15, V91, V93, E23, E27, YG21, YG91, YG93, YG97, R24, R59).  I've then used the largest Spellbinders Elegant Ovals die to cut it out and then popped it up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a silver bow to the ribbon.

Stamp - French Lilac (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Purple Bazzill, White
Ink - Printer
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Tranquil Moments and Elegant Ovals, Silver Ribbon, Bow Easy, X-press It Foam Tape

I know you can't wait to see the beautiful creations the Bloom Brigade have made today, so follow the links and see what awaits!!
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

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