Rosé All Day by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Rose All Day by Power PoppyMarcella has big plans for the Power Poppy Instant Garden and the news is exciting! Each month’s digital download will have a theme – a color story – featuring images that include groupings of plants, insects, birds, and various little “props” for a scene to challenge the colorist.

The theme for January is “Rosé All Day” — a new digital image featuring flowers that are naturally reds, pinks, and whites such as Roses, Redbud branches, and Cyclamen hederifolium. Marcella has added in a few paint brushes and a colored pencil, along with a ladybug and bumblebees.  Think of it as a way to expand your skills and push your coloring boundaries.

Here, I’m pushing my own coloring boundaries by trying some no line coloring. Still a work in progress and not quite ready for prime time, but who knows? With a little more practice ….

In the meantime, stop on over at the Power Poppy blog and take a look at what the other Instant Gardeners have in store for you. We’re celebrating the release of this image with Kathy Racoosin at The Daily Marker to help kick off the 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge – Grab a Map!

I don’t know about you, but I can color images without batting an eye, but designing card layouts is my downfall. I stare blankly at the image and shuffle through cardstock hoping that I’ll be struck by inspiration. When I get really desperate, I scroll through Pinterest, but usually I just end up overwhelmed and find that after hours of browsing (and pinning crockpot recipes), I still don’t have a solution to my design dilemma.

So imagine my glee when I found out the Card Maps at! And for this month’s Power & Spark Challenge at Power Poppy, we’re asking you to “Grab A Map,” and get in on the fun! Power Poppy has teamed up with‘s CardMaps to showcase ten new sketches featuring some of Power Poppy’s fabulous stamp sets. You can find all ten sketches along with design team samples HERE! So grab a map, use it to spark a little card making creativity, and link your creation up HERE at the Power Poppy blog. If you play along, you’ll be in the running to win a $50 Shopping Spree to the Power Poppy Shop!

What to see MY card? Well, here it is: card map and finished card featuring the Power Poppy Folk Heart clear stamp set! Card Maps - Power Poppy Rowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart Stamp Set by Power Poppy

But wait, there’s more! Becky Fleck, the fabulous Pagemaps guru, is also offering a $25 Power Poppy gift card and all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post!

The Pagemaps contest closes January 22nd, so hop on over soon! We can’t wait to see what you create.

New Class! Hearts and Flowers – January 30, 2018 at the Queen’s Ink

I’m returning to the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, January 30th to teach a Copic marker class featuring stamps and sentiments from Power Poppy. In this workshop, we’ll make three cards featuring the beautiful images and sentiments in the Folk Heart stamp set. The images are colored using a very limited set of Copic markers. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • YG06 – Yellowish Green
  • YG09 – Lettuce Green
  • Y02 – Canary Yellow
  • E35 –  Chamois (you can substitute any medium brown)
  • RV52 – Cotton Candy
  • RV63 – Begonia
  • RV66 – Raspberry
  • BG10 – Cool Shadow
  • BG11 – Moon White
  • BG13 – Mint Green
  • BG15 – Aqua
  • 0 – Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring scissors (we’ll be fussy cutting one image), foam adhesive squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Thin Foam Squares), and a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape. Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard will be used for embellishment.

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Rowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart by Power Poppy

New Digital Release – Gingerbread Family by Power Poppy

Welcome back to Rowhouse Greetings! I’m back today with a holiday card featuring the new digital release from Power Poppy called Gingerbread Family. This digital stamp set has plenty of options for creating tags – note that it includes both the front AND back of the gingerbread boy and girl – but I decided that I wanted to use the gingerbread house as the focal point of my card. While shopping local at Photo Scraps, I found a fabulous design paper from Pebbles that was the perfect complement to this image. I loved the whimsical design full of baking utensils and tiny gingerbread cookies. After coloring the image, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the snow along the roof line for a hint of glitter and shine.

I didn’t want those gingerbread cookie images to go to waste, so I added them to the inside of the card along with the sentiment included in the stamp set.

Check out the gingerbread tags made by fellow Instant Gardener Elizabeth Zaffarano. And be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for additional crafty inspiration!


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Baking Delights from the Merry Merry Collection by Pebbles; Scarlett Red Dot from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Quicksand
Stamp: Gingerbread Family (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders; Lacey Circles by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: E31, E34, E35, E37 (gingerbread); R35, R46, R59 (red ornaments); YG03, YG17 (green ornaments); B0000, B000, BG10 (snow); C1, C3, BV20 (shading)

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.

Hops and Barley by Power Poppy

Welcome back to Rowhouse Greetings! Today I’m back with a new project featuring the new digital release from Power Poppy called Hops and Barley. Everywhere you turn these days, there seems to be an upstart craft brewery opening its doors, or a new “IPA” or “Seasonal Ale” to sample at the local pub. In the spirit of this beloved spirit, Marcella designed a botanical stamp set that celebrates two of the essential used in the brewing of beer: Hops and Barley. A few “hoppy” sentiments and a wise saying from Benjamin Franklin round out this set, a must-have for beer aficionados.

In lieu of the “hoppy” sentiments, I used one of sentiments from the recent Autumn’s Opulence digital stamp set. Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for more inspiration and be sure to stop by and see what the Instant Gardeners have put together for you.


While you at it TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IS COMING SOON FROM POWER POPPY! Take a look at that Floral Santa <swoon>! Sneak peaks from the Bloomies begin this week. Don’t miss it!



Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Quicksand and Patch
Stamp: Hops and Barley (*) by Power Poppy; Autumn’s Opulence (*) by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Dies: A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: E30, E31, E3, E35, YG03, Y02, BV20 (barley); G21, G24, G28, Y02, Y15, B00, R20 (hops); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 (stems)

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.