Merriest Berries from Power Poppy!

Good golly Miss Molly! The Instant Gardeners are back with another digital stamp release from Power Poppy. And what a treat it is! Three berry-ful options await with this festive holiday set. A bubbling cluster of Holly and Mistletoe overflows with berries, all resting on a bed of ribbon. Whether you choose the bow, the dovetails, or the candy cane option, you are guaranteed to have a good time coloring this one up. Don’t worry about which berries belong to the Holly and which go with the Mistletoe, but rather, have fun using whichever tones float your holiday-happy heart! A “Merriest Wishes” sentiment is available as a complete whole, and as individual words, to add variety to your card making.

We also have a new member in the Instant Gardener team – Elizabeth Zaffarano – who you probably know from her fabulous cards on Instagram and her blog. Be sure to give her a big welcome. And while you’re at it, take a look at what the other Instant Gardeners have for you today and be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for some instant inspiration!

Jesse Banks
Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Rhea Weigand
Elizabeth Zaffarano


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill cardstock in Red Devil and Kiwi Crush; Black Dot (reverse is gingham) by American Crafts
Stamps: Merriest Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader by Spellbinders; Stitched Squares by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: R35, R46, R56, C1, C3 (candy cane); G20, G21, G24, G28 (mistletoe leaves); B0000, B000, BG10, V04, V20 (mistletoe berries); for G20, G40, G43, G24 (holly leaves); R35, R46, R56 (holly berries); Y00, Y02, Y15, YR23 (ribbon); B0000, B000, BG10, V20 (background); BV20 (shading).

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

Flower Bomb

ppmar1701d_flowerbombLeave it to Marcella to create an image that I just had to color as soon as I saw it! This gorgeous digital stamp is called Flower Bomb and it was just released today by Power Poppy. A fragrant explosion of roses and violets that will produce a most pleasurable coloring experience. Whether you show off the entire bouquet, or zero in on just one area of ruffled rose petals and wild violets, this image packs plenty of punch.

Run – don’t walk – over to the Power Poppy blog and join us for the Instant Gardeners blog hop!

Barbara Walker
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Rhea Weigand
Jessie Banks

And as if that isn’t exciting enough, Power Poppy Peep in Chief Marcella Hawley is celebrating the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge by giving away THE ENTIRE SOON-TO-BE-UNVEILED MARCH CLEAR STAMP SET RELEASE! That means EIGHT of the freshest, most fun Power Poppy designs to hit the market yet. It’s a $144 value! Plus you can enter a friend to win. Read all the details HERE on the Power Poppy Blog!



Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Basics in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Flower Bomb (*) by Power Poppy; Everything’s Rosy by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Copics: BV00, BV01, Y32, Y15, Y17, Y19, RV52 (yellow roses); BV00, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, YG21 (pink roses); V04, V06, V09, YG21 (violet combo 1); V04, V06, V09, B02, B05, YG21 (violet combo 2); YG03, YG63, YG63 (stems and leaves); W00, W0, W1, W2, W3 (background)

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


Vintage Easter Egg

Vintage Easter Egg by Power PoppyJust a quick and simple card featuring the latest digital stamp set from Power Poppy called Vintage Easter Egg. Drawn from the inspiration of countless charming vintage Easter postcards, tags, and bits of ephemera collected over the years, Marcella’s little Easter egg is all wrapped up in picotee ribbon and a special tag, ready for your personalization! Or, use the egg with a handwritten Happy Easter message already inside. A special handlettered note (featured here) is also included for the inside of your springy Easter cards. This stamp set features three high resolution images, including a vintage Easter egg, a blank tag version, and a handwritten styled sentiment.

Stop by and see what the Instant Gardeners have in store for you. For added inspiration, visit the Power Poppy blog.

Nancy (me!)
Barb Walker


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Sugar Doodles from the Cream & Sugar Collection by Doodlebug; Bazzill Cardstock in Watermelon Sensation
Stamp: Vintage Easter Egg(*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Scalloped Basic Edge by My Favorite Things
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, B000, YG01, YG07, G09

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

Everything Stops For Walkies

Today I’m on the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog with a card using one of the new images recently released at CHA and available to you in the coming weeks. The image is Everything Stops for Walkies by All Dressed Up and colored with Copic markers. These images are sweet and fun to color. I finished off the card with dies and an embossing folder from Creative Basics.


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Bazzill Basics in Red Devil; Black Pindot by American Crafts
Stamp: Everything Stops for Walkies (*) by LDRS All Dressed Up
Dies: Basic Stitched Flags, Basic Cutting Edge Borders I(*) by LDRS Creative Basics
Embossing Folder: Picnic Quilt Embossing Folders(*) by LDRS Creative Basics
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E93 (skin); E40, E42, E44, E46 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97 (pants); C1, C3, C5, R29 (shirt); B91, B93, B95, B97 (hair ribbon); E30, E31, E35, E44 (purse); N1, N3, N5, R20, R21, Y00, BV000 (lamp); E40, E42, E43, E44, R17, R46 (dog)

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

I Love You Just the Way You Are

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, mainly because I’ve been trying to get organized. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by crafting supplies — paper, stamps, inks, markers. It all adds up quickly! So I’ve taken a step back just get things in order.

The nice thing about getting organized is that it forced me to look through all of the paper, stamps, and dies that I purchased over the past year (and haven’t used). That alone should stop me from buying anything new for while, but that’s a resolution that I’m not even going to pretend to make! But over the next few days, I’m going to post a few cards that I made from my stash so that some of these supplies will finally see the light of day.

Today’s is the first of two cards that feature stamps and die cuts – no Copics! I love to color, but sometimes I just want an easy card that goes together quickly, especially if I want to make multiple copies. Since I don’t really like to color the same image multiple times, using die cuts was my ready solution. For the sake of my sanity, I backed the red foil paper with iCraft adhesive sheets before running it through the die cutter. Then all of my embellishments were just peel and stick. Can’t get much easier than that!

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Valentine's Day | Uplifters by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Valentine’s Day | Uplifters by Paper Smooches


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Midnight Blue Dots from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique; Ladybug Swiss Dot from the Petite Prints Collection by Doodlebug; Bazzill Red Foil Card stock(*)
Stamps: I Love You More by My Favorite Things; Uplifters by Paper Smooches
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp; Linked Hearts by Paper Smooches; Classic Hearts by Spellbinders

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