Introducing [the kitten still in need of a name]

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post today. As you know, my beloved cat Phebe passed away several weeks ago. We debated adopting another cat and initially decided against it since we still have two senior cats who might not take kindly to a new addition. But to be honest, I’ve been sad since she died and decided that adopting another cat would help fill the Phebe-sized hole in my heart.

We brought her home on Friday and since then, we’ve been trying out names. Many, many names. Here are a few of the names that we’ve considered in the past two days:

  • Gracie
  • Daisy
  • Mollie
  • Maggie
  • Maisie
  • Sadie
  • Katie
  • Pixie
  • Doodlebug
  • Poppy

Poppy is my husband’s favorite and is probably the name that we’ll end up with, but I’m still open to suggestions. Post in the comments if you have a favorite cat name for us to try out.

Moving on to Today’s Project

I just finished another card featuring an image from the Simple Joys stamp set by Power Poppy. I’ve included a short video to show how I colored the image. I focused on making the ornament appear round, underpainting with BV000 and BV00 before applying the final gold tones. Take a look at the video posted below and you’ll see how the coloring all came together.

Rowhouse Greetings | Simply Joys by Power Poppy

Hope you enjoyed today’s video! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfyQlOZMg1EhqH5jB51g7nw

Disclosure: 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. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright 6×6 in. pack by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Simple Joys by Power Poppy
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Postage Stamp Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Copics: BV000, BV00, Y21, Y26, Y28, C1, C3, C5 (ornament); G20, G21, G46 (leaves); BG0000, BG10, 0 (background)

Boo Cat and Pumpkins by Power Poppy

WELCOME BACK! Look at me! Two days in a row! And that’s because – you guessed it! – I have another card from the Fall Digital Blitz from Power Poppy. Before I forget, Marcella is offering a special sale on all in-stock stamps, dies and digital sets: $5 off if you spend $15 or more. Coupon code shown here is expires October 14th so don’t delay!

Today I’m featuring the Boo Cat and Pumpkins Digital Stamp Set, which includes the image seen here as well as additional images and sentiments. The cat and pumpkin image is also available in the Feeling Fall Stamp Set if digis are not your thing.

Once again I kept the design simple. I printed the image and sentiment on Hammermill paper and then trimmed it with the largest die in the LF Zig Zag set. How’s that for clean and simple?

Rowhouse Greetings | Boo Cat and Pumpkins by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Boo Cat and Pumpkins by Power Poppy

And I’ve got something extra today. I’ve been thinking about adding video to my blog posts so here’s my first today. No audio instruction – I don’t have a suitable microphone – but you’ll be able to see the markers colors and some notes as I color.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post and my first video! More to come! You can subscribe to my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfyQlOZMg1EhqH5jB51g7nw

Disclosure: 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. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy
Stamps: Boo Cat and Pumpkins (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR27, BG70, BG72, BG75, E04, E11, E50, E51, BV20 (pumpkins); BV20, E11 (cat); E04, E50, E51, E11 (ground)

Fall Digital Blitz Release from Power Poppy

Phebe (2001 – 2019)

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! It’s been a long and eventful week. It started with a long awaited visit from my nephew and his wife who live in upstate New York. We took them to many of our favorite neighborhood hangouts. Chris even had his first ride on the water taxi to go across the harbor for breakfast.

In the midst of their visit, my beloved cat Phebe passed away unexpectedly after suffering a stroke. My ninth wedding anniversary was also this week, but in the aftermath of losing Phebe, we didn’t feel much like celebrating so it ended up being a quiet day. Things are starting to get back to normal — or at least our new normal — so it was time to get back to crafting.

I’m back today with a card featuring Dazzling Display, one of the new digital releases from Power Poppy. I kept the design fairly simple using a die and a paper pack in my stash. I paired the image with the sentiment from the Fall Haul Digital Stamp Set, also by Power Poppy.

Rowhouse Greetings | Dazzling Display by Power Poppy

Actually, Marcella must have been on overdrive because there are ten new and remixed digital releases, all now available in the Power Poppy shop. Take a look at the new Fall Digital Blitz Release. Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog on Saturday, Oct 5th — World Cardmaking Day — when Marcella will share some surprises and prizes!

And stay tuned – I’ll be updating my schedule with new classes at Photo Scraps and The Queen’s Ink for the fall and winter months.

Disclosure: 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. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy 100#; Proper Pinstripes Pastels 6×6 paper pack [RETIRED] by My Favorite Things
Stamps: Dazzling Display Digital Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy; Fall Haul Digital Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Sentiment Label Strip [RETIRED] by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Over the Rainbow Enamel Dot Stickers by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: G40, G43, G46, Y32 (leaves); R24, R59, Y32 (berries); Y32, Y35, Y38, YR27, G40 (flowers)

July Demo Day – July 20, 2019 – Photo Scraps

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Today, I’ll be at Photo Scraps for their monthly Demo Day event. I’ve got two cards, one colored with Copic markers and the other uses simple ink blending to create easy cards that will WOW! your friends and family. And I know that Copic card looks a little complicated, but if you come by today, I’ll show you how easy it really is to color.

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

Remember – we do the cutting and you do the gluing. 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.  

Supplies

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. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Rowhouse Greetings | Big Sexy Blooms by Power Poppy

Paper: Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#
Stamps: Big Sexy Blooms (*) by Power Poppy; Strong and Beautiful (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Chocolate Truffle by Gina K. Designs
Copics: E25 (background); R00, YR24, Y19 (flower petals); E25, YR24, YR23 (flower centers)

Stamps: Big Sexy Blooms (*) by Power Poppy; Strong and Beautiful (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Archival Ink (Wendi Vecchi in Carnation Red; Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Die: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: 28 Lilac Lane Sequins in Heavy Metal

Power Poppy Blog Hop with Ellen Hutson

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Power Poppy’s Enchanted Garden clear stamp collection is now available from Power Poppy’s online store AND Ellen Hutson. To celebrate, Power Poppy’s Bloom Brigade, Instant Gardeners, and Ellen Hutson’s design team are having a HUGE blog hop to cap off our five days of previews.

And that’s not all! There are fun prizes as well – $25 to the Ellen Hutson shop and $25 to the Power Poppy shop! To enter for a chance to win, leave comments at each stop along the hop. Two random & lucky commenters will win! Comment before Sunday, July 7th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

As promised, I put together one more card featuring the Summer Berries stamp set. I just happened to have a strawberry print paper from Authentique in my stash so it was time to pull it out and put it to good use. I don’t buy much patterned cardstock anymore, but sometimes I’ll buy one knowing that sooner or later Marcella will create a stamp that will fit it perfectly.

Rowhouse Greetings | Summer Berries by Power Poppy

OK – enough blathering from me! Time to blog hop!  Be sure you leave comments at each stop along the hop for a chance to win one of the prizes!

Allison Cope
Adelina Starace
Barbara Walker
Christine Okken
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Julie Koerber
Broni Holcombe
Carly Tee Minner
Kathy Jones
Emily Midgett
Stacy Morgan
Kelly Griglione
Jennifer Dove
Sandy Allnock
Leslie Miller
Therese Calvird
Nancy Sheads
Rhea Weigand

Disclosure: 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. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover, 100#; Cheerful Three [retired] by Authentique; Perfectly Plaid – Spring 6×6 paper pack [retired] by Lawn Fawn
Stamp: Summer Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Elegant Ovals by Spellbinders
Copics: R22, R24, R29, BV20 (berries); B00, B02, BV20 (bird); YG11, YG13, YG17 (leaves)