Orchid Dreams

Orchid Dreams by Power PoppyToday we have a special release from Power Poppy in honor of the 50th birthday of our Instant Gardener team member, Rhea Weigand. I first met Rhea a couple of years ago when I started taking her Copic classes at my local scrapbook store, Photo Scraps. Since then she has been my teacher, mentor and best of all – my friend. So happy 50th birthday Rhea and many, many more!

In Rhea’s honor, we’re having a special birthday blog hop so stop by and see what other members of the Instant Gardener and Bloom Brigade teams have done. Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for even more inspiration.

Nancy Sheads (that’s me!)
Jessie Banks
Julie Koerber
Cindy Lawrence
Allison Cope
Barbara Walker

And stop by Rhea’s Facebook group – Passionate Paper Creations & Friends – and check out the games and contests going on this week to celebrate her birthday!

SUPPLIES

Paper: American Crafts card stock in Geranium; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamp: Orchid Dreams* by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Copics: V06, RV63, RV66 (flowers); YG21, YG03, G94, G99 (buds & leaves); BG72, BG75, BG78, BV23 (pot); E40, E41, E43, BV000, BG10, B0000, B000, B00 (book); BV20, BV23, BV25 (shadows)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Stand Here

Stand Here by Power PoppyIt’s the fifth of the month so it must be time for another new digital release from Power Poppy! When you just need to have that Christmas kiss, like, right now. All you have to do is print out this bunch of Mistletoe tied up in a bow! With two sentiments for your holiday loves. Illustrated with a whole lotta love by Marcella Hawley.

Need a little inspiration? Take a look at what the Instant Gardeners have for you. And be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for the latest news.

Cheryl Scrivens
Stacy  Morgan
Nancy Sheads (that’s me!)

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Mistletoe & Holly 12×12 paper pad by Love Nicole
Stamp: Stand Here* by Power Poppy
Die: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Copics: R35, R37, R39, R59 (ribbon); G20, G40, G82, YG00, Y000 (berries); G40, G82, G46, G00 (leaves); R35, R37, R39 (lettering): B0000, B000, B00, BG10, BV000, RV10 (background)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Succulent Wreath

powerpoppyholidayblackfriday2016_440pxToday kicks off the Big Ol’ Salesgiving and Release Weekend at Power Poppy. And what a sale it is! Marcella is kicking off the sale with the release of FOUR fabulous new digital stamp sets that include sentiments so you can use them for cards or gift tags.

Wreaths will be available for $5 per set — OR — you can get all four Wreath sets in a Multipack for $12.99 (savings of $7.00). Big savings for a lot of cuteness! Enter code: BIGSALE. Sale ends Tuesday, November 29th at midnight CST. Stop by Power Poppy for full details.

And as if that isn’t enough — Marcella is offering a Mystery $1 Holiday Digi (hey! it’s so fabulous that I’d link to it, but that would spoil the fun). So be sure you stop by Power Poppy because these savings and that mystery digi are only available for a limited time!

Now that I’ve gotten through all of that let’s get to today’s card! I selected the new Succulent Wreath and Baubles stamp set and paired it with a sentiment from the Acorn Ornaments stamp set. I’ve been coloring a LOT of holiday cards recently and I gravitated towards this image because it allows me to pick non-traditional Christmas colors. I think that the jewel tones really set this card off.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Classic Ten from the Classic Christmas Collection by Authentic; American Craft card stock in Geranium
Stamps: Succulent Wreath and Baubles* and Acorn Ornaments* by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Copics: BG70, BG72, BG75, V01, V04 (cactus combo 1); G40, G43, G46, BG72 (cactus combo 2); BV31, BV34, V04 (cactus combo 3); BG000, BG53, BG57, V04 (ornaments); V01, V05, V06, V08, BV20 (ribbon)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Chilly Daze

I’m over at the LDRS Creative inspiration blog today with a new card featuring one of the recently released stamps from Dollhouse called Chilly Daze. At this time of year, this image is perfect if you want to create a seasonal card but you’re just not ready for Christmas.

Rowhouse Greetings | Autumn | Dollhouse Chilly Daze by LDRS Creative
Rowhouse Greetings | Autumn | Dollhouse Chilly Daze by LDRS Creative

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#: Bazzill Basics in Black and Yam; Mysterious Two By Authentique
Stamp: Dollhouse Chilly Daze available from LDRS Creative
Dies: Creative Basics Stitched Flags available from LDRS Creative
Embossing Folder: Creative Basics Picnic Quilt Embossing Folders available from LDRS Creative
Embellishments: Enamel Dots from the I Love Family Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Copics: E50, E00, R01, R02 (skin); E50, E31, E25, E33, E29 (hair); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 (coat); BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04 (dress); YR02, YR04, YR09 (scarf)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Ready, Set, Snow!

Another holiday card, this time using the Ready, Set, Snow! stamp set by Taylored Expressions. I added one of the lettered stamps by Hand Drawn Greetings by Woodware Craft Collection. I loved the pairing of these two stamps and together they make a simple, but effective central image for a card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Ready, Set, Snow by Taylored Expressions
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Ready, Set, Snow by Taylored Expressions
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches

Need a ready made holiday card? This one is available in my Etsy shop. Stop by and take a look!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Candy Cane Lane Naughty or Nice by Bo Bunny; Neenah Index in White; Bazzill Basic in Atlantic
Stamps: Ready, Set, Snow! by Taylored Expressions; Hand Drawn Greetings by Woodware Craft Collection; Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: Ranger Stickles in Diamond
Copics: W1, W3, W5, R20 (rabbits); B000, B00, B01, G00, G02, G03 (hats & scarves); E34, C5 (sled); B000, B00 B01 (lettering)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.