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.

Love Wins

In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling and at the request of a friend, I recently created this card. The image is Grooms’ Shoes by Mo’s Digital Pencil.

Love wins.

Rowhouse Greetings | Same Sex Wedding | Grooms' Shoes by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Same Sex Wedding | Grooms’ Shoes by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Same Sex Wedding | Grooms' Shoes by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Same Sex Wedding | Grooms’ Shoes by Mo’s Digital Pencil

Supplies

Image: Grooms’ Shoes by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Copic® Markers: : C5, C6, C7, N1, B20

Make a Wish!

Just a quick and simple anniversary card featuring the Make a Wish digital stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil. I did a quick layout of the card using Silhouette Studio Designer so that I could print the front sentiment and the edging on the same card stock as the image. I used the Daydreamer font by My Sweet Type.

The inside sentiment is a quote attributed to Mother Teresa — “Do small things with great love.” The image used here is actually an embroidery pattern by the Nana Company available free for personal use. Be sure you look around Amy’s website — she has some absolutely stunning quilts displayed there.

Entered in the following card challenges:

Rowhouse Greetings | Anniversary | Make a Wish by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Anniversary | Make a Wish by Mo’s Digital Pencil

Rowhouse Greetings | Anniversary | Do Small Things With Great Love by the Nana Company

Rowhouse Greetings | Anniversary | Do Small Things With Great Love by the Nana Company

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Cardstock in Classic Red
Digital Stamp: Make a Wish by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Embellishments: Wink of Stella by Zig
Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E02, R21 (face); E21, E31, E33, E25, E77 (hair); C1, R00, R20, R17 (shirt); R00, R20, R17, R27, R29 (skirt); YR000, R20, R27, C1 (shoes); E31, E33 (ground); BV20 (shadow)