Spring Border One by Power Poppy

Spring Border One by Power Poppy

GOOD EVENING FRIENDS! Today is my mother’s 91st birthday so I spent the day taking her shopping and out to lunch. We had great time. I’m blessed that I still have both of my parents and that they are relatively healthy for their age. My parents no longer drive so I stop by every few days to take them out to lunch, run errands, or sit through their seemingly endless series of doctors’ appointments. As a result, I’m just now getting around to writing today’s post.

I’m back today with the new release from Power Poppy featuring illustrations from the Natural Beauties clear stamp set in digital format. Spring Border One includes one wide border image and three large individual images of Daffodils, Cowslips (Primroses), and Tulips plus four sentiments. Spring Border Two also includes one wide border image and three large individual images of Trillium and toadstools, Starflower, and Lily of the Valley and four sentiments.

I decided to color up the Cowslips shown below from the Spring Border One set.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Border One by Power Poppy

As some of you know, I recently purchased a Brother Scan N Cut CM320. Fussy cutting is not my forte. Some crafters say that they find it relaxing. I’m not one of them. So after reading reviews, watching videos, and hearing other crafters rave about the machine, I finally broke down and bought one. This is my first card using an image cut by the machine. All I can say is OMG. I’M IN LOVE. As you can see, I set the machine to cut right at the image line (instead of adding a white border allowance). For images like this, I don’t really like seeing that white border. Besides – it cut off the spot where I strayed outside the line.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Border One by Power Poppy

For the background, I used the Square Mandela Stencil by Gina K. Designs inked blended with Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Tea Dye. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet both Gina and Rina when they offered classes at Photo Scraps. Let me just say that they’re as fun and witty in person as they are in their videos. I learned so much so jump on the opportunity if they come to your local store.

That’s it for today! Be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog for additional crafty inspiration.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# and 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Prestige Cardstock in Fog by Simon Says Stamp
Stamp: Spring Border One (*) by Power Poppy
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Square Mandala by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Antique Linen
Embellishments: Sparkle Fairy Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: R12, R14, E93, Y35 (flowers); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); BV20, BV23 (shadows)

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Neenah
Solar White
8.5×11 – 25/pack
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Lawn Fawn
Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables
SB


Gina K. Designs
Art Stencils
Square Mandala
GKD


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads – Mini
Tea Dye
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads – Min
Antique Linen
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Meet Gertie & Garth! – May Demo Day at Photo Scraps

I’m up early to watch the Royal Wedding so I’m quickly typing out the details to today’s Demo Day cards at Photo Scraps! I’ve got two card featuring the fun Gertie & Garth stamp set by Technique Tuesday.

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com

Join us for new cards and scrapbook pages at just $2 each. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many Demos you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

Now back to watching the wedding! The bride has arrived!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for yesterday’s projects. 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. Read more.

Rowhouse Greetings | Gertie & Garth by Technique Tuesday Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Hydrangea by Lawn Fawn
Stamp: Gertie & Garth (*) by Technique Tuesday
Ink: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black
Copics: YG11, BG32, BG45 (face); BV23, C3 (undereye bags!); E93 (ears); C1, C3, C5 (body); YG11, BG32, BG45, C1, C3, C5 (can)
Rowhouse Greetings | Gertie & Garth by Technique Tuesday Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Gertie & Garth (*) by Technique Tuesday
Ink: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black
Copics: Y21, Y23,Y32 (body); E23 (hooves); YG03, YG17 (grass); 0 + terrycloth (texture)

Look At What You Missed! April Art du Jour at the Queen’s Ink

Last week, we had another fun filled day of coloring and cardmaking at The Queen’s Ink for their monthly Art du Jour. I had two cards available which were really simple to color and put together. Details are below. Mark your calendars now for the next Art du Jour on May 8th!

Check my teaching schedule for upcoming classes and events. I’ll be at Photo Scraps on Saturday, April 21st for Demo Day and on Sunday, April 22nd for another Copic card class featuring stamps and papers from Dare 2B Artzy. Hope to see you there!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. 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. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | How Does Your Garden Grow by Dylusions Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Orange Plaid from the Fields of Joy Collection by Dare 2B Artzy; Bazzill Basics in Admiral
Stamps: How Does Your Garden Grow by Dylusions; Handwritten Quotes by Dina Wakely Media (Ranger)
Embellishments: Festival of Lights (sequins) by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, BG11, BG13, BG15
Rowhouse Greetings | How Does Your Garden Grow by Dylusions Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Orange Plaid from the Fields of Joy Collection by Dare 2B Artzy; Bazzill Basics in Admiral
Stamps: How Does Your Garden Grow by Dylusions; So Much to Say by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella (clear) by Zig
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, BG11, BG13, BG15

Join us for April Art du Jour at The Queens Ink featuring Dylusions, Ranger, and Lawn Fawn Stamps

Join me at The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, April 10th for Art du Jour! Kate, Kim and I will have a variety of make and take cards, tags, and ATCs to help you build up your stash at this open house style event. We’ll be on hand from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM so stop by on your lunch hour, on your way home from work, or stay all day! Work at your own pace and relax! Projects are $3.00 each and new projects are available each month.

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone(301) 497-9449 | websitehttps://queensink.com
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:30PM

Here’s what I’m offering this month! Both cards feature stamps by Ranger with sentiments by Dina Wakely and Lawn Fawn. I will have markers on hand for you to share, but if you would like to bring your own, here’s the list of colors: Y32, Y35, Y38, B11, B13, B15. Just be sure you mark them with washi tape or some other identification.

Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | How Does Your Garden Grow by Dylusions

Rowhouse Greetings | How Does Your Garden Grow by Dylusions

Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz, Art du Jour, and April Online Class Registration now open!

This past Tuesday was Art du Jour at The Queen’s Ink and we sold out of cards within a few hours! I had to scramble to make a few extra kits so that everyone who wanted a card could make one. This is only my third month participating in Art du Jour and I never know what to expect, but it was a delight seeing so many come out to join in on the fun despite the threat of bad weather.

I had two cards available and I am listing the supplies below. If you didn’t get a chance to come out, you can still make these cards on your own. Stamps, paper and other supplies are available at The Queen’s Ink (and remember – Patti can order for you if something you want is not in stock).

The next Art du Jour is on Tuesday, April 10th. You can drop by between 10:30 and 4:30 and craft to your heart’s content! At $3.00 per project, you can quickly build up a stash of cards, tags, etc. for any occasion.

Don’t forget – my next Copic card class at The Queen’s Ink is on Tuesday, April 3rd. Online registration is now available! You need to bring your own markers to class, so be sure you check out the class description so you will have the necessary supplies.

And with no further ado – here’s the supply list from the March Art du Jour cards.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. 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. Read more.

Rowhouse Greetings | Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz Rowhouse Greetings | Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Frosty Winter Two (*) by Authentique
Stamps: Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz (*); Letter It Clear Stamp – Greetings (*) by Ranger
Copics: BG11, BG13, BG15, B00, Y15, YG06, YG09
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Frosty Winter Two (*) by Authentique
Stamps: Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz (*); Letter It Clear Stamp – Cheers (*) by Ranger
Copics: V12, V15, V17, Y15, YG06, YG09