Marcy’s Tying the Knot!

Marcy & Doug are Tying the Knot!Have you heard the news? Power Poppy’s Peep in Chief Marcella Hawley is getting married! TOMORROW! So we’re having a special Power Poppy wedding hop today to celebrate her special day. We know that she’s just agog with all the last minute preparations so we’re giving her a moment to put up her feet, give Power Puppy Tibbs an ear scritch, and take a deep breath before the big day. Come along and take a look at the special cards that we’ve put together today in her honor.

Somehow, I suspect that Marcy won’t be a traditional bride. While I’m sure there will be lots of flowers and lots of love on her big day, designing a traditional wedding card with hearts and lace just didn’t seem the way to go. So I decided to use the Aster’s Abuzz Digital Stamp – its explosion of wild flowers and bees just seemed to capture what I think will be the mood of the day – eclectic, electric, and just bursting with energy.

Rowhouse Greetings | Asters Abuzz by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Asters Abuzz by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Asters Abuzz by Power Poppy

So Marcy – all the best to you and Douglas on your wedding day! We can’t wait to hear all about it and see all the photos. In the meantime, take a look at what Team Power Poppy has in store for you!

Bloom Brigade
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Instant Gardeners
Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Barb Walker
Nancy Sheads (that’s me!)
Jessie Banks
Elizabeth Zaffarano

Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy Blog and leave a congratulatory note for the bride and groom!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Sweetie Six from Authentic; Bazzill Basics in African Daisy
Stamps: Asters Abuzz Digital Stamp Set, Dahlia XL (front sentiment) and Gladioli Digital Stamp Set (inside sentiment) all by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: BV02, BV13, BV17, V04; G20, G21, G24, G28 (thyme); Y02, Y15, Y19 E23, R05 (asters centers); B0000, BG10, BV000, RV10 (asters petals); YG21, YG23, Y02 (bee body); B000, BG10, BV000, RV10 (bee wings); RV10, RV13, RV17, RV19 (clover flowers); YG21, YG23, YG25, G28 (stems and clover); B0000, B000, B00, Y02 (background)

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

Flowering Branches by Power Poppy

I was recently asked to make a card for a friend’s niece who was celebrating her 33rd wedding anniversary this week. At first, I started designing a card with hearts and flourishes, but it looked more suitable for a wedding or Valentine’s card. So I went back to the drawing board and pulled out an old favorite – Flowering Branches by Power Poppy.

This image really is quick and easy to color and is elegant in its simplicity. I was further aided by using the color map for this image devised by my Instant Gardener teammate Debbie Olson.

Hope my card gives you some crafty inspiration!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Sweetie Six by Authentique
Stamps: Flowering Branches by Power Poppy; Find Beauty by Technique Tuesday
Inks: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A and A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: YG21, YG23, YG25, G28 (leaves); W2, W6 (branches); RV00, R43, R46, R56, R59 (crabapples); RV000, RV52, RV55, RV66, YG21 (flowers); BG0000 (background)

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

Olive and Oak by Power Poppy

I first colored this image by Power Poppy when it was released as a digital stamp, but wanted to  give it another try with the extra sentiments and stamps in the expanded set. But frankly, I didn’t feel like coloring today, so I pulled out some embossing powders to see what I could do.

Some images just need the enhancement that coloring provides, but Marcella’s artwork has so much life and detail that it can take center stage all by itself. So a little heat embossing and a few layers of paper later, we’ve got a beautiful card to kick off the upcoming holiday season.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bountiful Seven from Bountiful Collection by Authentique; Bazzill cardstock in Yam
Stamp: Olive and Oak Expanded Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A and A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Inks: Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black; Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink
Embossing Powder: Ranger Liquid Platinum

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

Grasshopper Leap – What’s Up?

Just a fun, cheeky little card featuring an image from House Mouse Designs called Grasshopper Leap. I just love the grasshopper ricocheting off of Mudpie’s head! I paired it with this sweet design paper from the Saucy Collection by Authentique and a sentiment from Paper Smooches to create a fun card to brighten someone’s day.

Rowhouse Greetings | Good Gab by Paper Smooches

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Saucy Six from the Saucy Collection by Authentique
Stamp: Grasshopper Leap by House Mouse Designs; Good Gab by Paper Smooches
Dies: Die-namic Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges by My Favorite Things
Copics: W00, W1, W3, W5 (fur); E50, E51, E53, E93 (skin); YG11, YG13, YG17 (stem); E40, E41, YG00, BG0000 (petals); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, BV000, BG000 (grasshopper); BG0000, BG000. BV000 (background)

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

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Penny Black Critters

Just a quick update! I’m going to be at Photo Scraps tomorrow demonstrating Copic coloring on two cards featuring Penny Black stamps.

Supplies

CARD 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Snake Skin (*) from the Zoo Crew Collection by Belle Blvd; Progressive (*) from the Homestead Collection by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Whirlpool (*)
Stamp: Bubbly by Penny Black
Dies: Tagged by Penny Black
Copics: C0, C1, C6, E02, E93 (cat); B0000, B000, B00, BV00 (bathtub); B000, B00, BV000, RV10, BG10 (bubbles); E30, E31, RV10 (mouse)

CARD 2
Paper
: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Little Chickadee (*) from the Celebrate Easter collection by Echo Park Paper Co.; American Crafts cardstock in Grass(*)
Stamp: Critter Time by Penny Black; Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black
Dies: Fancy Rectangles and Squares Die Set (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: C0, C1, C6, E02, E93 (cat); YG06, YG09, RV52, RV55, Y06, R05 (flowers)

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