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

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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)

Rubber Moon Stamps at The Queen’s Ink

Just finished up another class at The Queen’s Ink featuring stamps from RubberMoon and lots of mixed media products. Stay tuned for details on the August class! Hope to see you there!

Supplies

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.

Rowhouse Greetings | Squidbrella by RubberMoon Stamps

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Ranger / Tim Holtz; Hammermill Copier Digital Cover, 100#
Stamps: Squidbrella by Rubber Moon; Under the Weather by Rubber Moon
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Archival Ink in Jet Black by Ranger; Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Evergreen Bough,and Broken China
Stencils: 108PA Stencil (by Scrapcosy) by Paper Artsy; Circle 6 by Stencil Girl
Embellishments: Dina Wakely Media Washi Tape – Set 1 by Ranger; Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Indian Gold by Tonic Studios; Fuzzy Fun Flock in Cotton Ball White by Stampendous; Nuvo Glitter Drops in Honey Gold by Tonic Studios; Nuvo Glue Pen by Tonic Studios
Copics: E000, E01, E11, E04, BV00 (skin); BV00, BV01, B00 (hair); YG13, YG17, E04 (squidbrella); B00, B02 (coat); R24 (socks)

Rowhouse Greetings | Funbrella by RubberMoon Stamps

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Ranger / Tim Holtz; Hammermill Copier Digital Cover, 100#
Stamps: Funbrella (*) by Rubber Moon; Poppies by Rubber Moon; You’ve Got This by Rubber Moon
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Archival Ink in Jet Black by Ranger; Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Evergreen Bough
Stencils: Circle 6 by Stencil Girl
Embellishments: Queen’s Ink Washi Tape in Harlequin and Let Them Eat Cake; Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Fresh Copper by Tonic Studios; Nuvo Crystal Drops in Red Berry, English Mustard, and Midnight Blue by Tonic Studios; Nuvo Glue Pen by Tonic Studios
Copics: E000, E01, E11, E04, BV00 (skin); BV00, BV01, B00 (hair); YG13, YG17, B00, B02, E04 (funbrella); B00, B02, YG13, YG17 (coat)

Rowhouse Greetings | BFFs by RubberMoon Stamps

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Ranger / Tim Holtz; Hammermill Copier Digital Cover, 100#
Stamps: BFFs by RubberMoon; You Need A Hug by RubberMoon
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Archival Ink in Jet Black by Ranger; Delicata in Golden Glitz by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Broken China, and Evergreen Bough
Dies: Small Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Mini Picture Frames by Lawn Fawn
Stencils: Micro Hearts by The Crafters Workshop
Copics: E000, E01, E11, E04, BV00 (skin); BV00, BV01, B00 (hair); YG13, YG17, B00, B02, R24 (clothing)

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 Sneak Preview – Day 4

Enchanted Garden Clear Stamp Collection | Summer Berries | Power Poppy

DAY 4! ARE YOU READY! I’m back again with another sneak peak at the new Enchanted Garden clear stamp collection from Power Poppy. Both classic and new illustrations are featured in this summer-centric clear stamp set. A tumbling vine of ripe raspberries makes for the juiciest of focal points, while a sweet bird among strawberry stems is a gentle image you can color up in minutes. A strawberry cluster can be both a small focal image or used in a repeat border. Six sentiments round out this 4″ x 6″ clear stamp set.

Doesn’t this stamp just make you think of summer? Berry jams, strawberry shortcake, raspberry sauce over ice cream? OK, so it makes me think of food, but at least they’re summertime foods!

I stamped the image on to white cardstock and then colored it with Copic markers (colors shown below). I fussy cut the image (i.e. Scan and Cut) and set it aside. I used two of the dies from Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, cutting the largest in vellum and the next in white cardstock. I added a sentiment, stacked the layers and used foam squares to pop the image up for dimension.

Rowhouse Greetings | Summer Berries by Power Poppy

Time to blog hop! Check out what the rest of the team has for you and as always be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Broni Holcombe

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 Paper 110#; Dots & Stripes Collection – Spring in Lime Twist Dot by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamp: Summer Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Die: Elegant Ovals by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Dew Drops in Spring Lawn and Dahlia [retired] by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: R32, R35, R37, B63 (berries); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); R1,1 R12, YG03 (flowers)

Enchanted Garden by Power Poppy – Day 1

Enchanted Garden Clear Stamp Collection | Big Sexy Blooms | Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING POWER POPPY FANS! I have big news today! On Monday, Marcella will release her Enchanted Garden clear stamp collection – five stamp sets packed full of jubilant blossoms and uplifting sentiments! The Bloomies and Instant Gardeners have teamed up with daily blog hops over the next five days to show some sneak peaks before the big release on July 1st so mark your calendars and join in on the fun!

I’m here today with three (yes – three!) cards with the first stamp set in the Enchanted Garden collection – Big Sexy Blooms. With this stamp, you can create a garden of Gerberas in seconds with Power Poppy’s very first flower-filled background stamp. Hand-drawn details indicate where to place your shadows, midtones, and highlights — so you can make a masterpiece with every impression. Stamp is nearly 5″ x 6″ to cover an A2 card front.

When I saw this stamp set, I envisioned numerous possibilities. So to get focused, I decided to challenge myself and create cards with anything but Copics. I pulled out my inks, embossing powders, and blenders and got to work.

CARD 1

I kept my first card simple – no coloring or blending. Just a little ink and clear embossing powder. I’m notoriously messy with embossing powder so using clear powder over a pigment ink like Versafine is usually my go-to method. Any random bits of stray embossing powder remain pretty much hidden after heating. The white, black and red color combination is crisp, clean, and classic.

Rowhouse Greetings | Enchanted Garden Collection | Big Sexy Blooms | Power Poppy

CARD 2

For my second card, I was inspired by this card by Jean Manis and wanted to give her background technique a try. To be honest, I originally intended to change up the Distress Ink color combination, but it was late at night, so I went with Jean’s choices.

On a piece of Stonehenge White card stock, I ink blended Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey using a medium blending brush from Picket Fence Studios. Then I stamped the daisy patterned with Ranger Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry (Jean used regular Distress Ink) and cut it out with the Lawn Fawn stitched die. I stamped the image a second time on white cardstock and lined up the two layers.

If I had planned this out better, I would have stamped first, die cut the center and then ink blended, but my original design failed and this was my second attempt.

Rowhouse Greetings | Enchanted Garden Collection | Big Sexy Blooms | Power Poppy

CARD 3

Does this card look familiar? Yep – you got a glimpse of it in the preview graphic. Here I used white embossing powder for the image and then ink blended the flowers with layers of distress inks. Add a fancy border die and a sentiment and you have a cheery card in no time!

Rowhouse Greetings | Enchanted Garden Collection | Big Sexy Blooms | Power Poppy

Finally…

That’s all for me today! Be sure you stop by the rest of the Bloomies and Instant Gardeners and see the beautiful projects they’ve made from the Enchanted Garden Collection for today’s blog hop.

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Barbara Walker
Broni Holcombe
Jennifer Dove
Leslie Miller

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.

CARD 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Cover 100#
Stamp: Big Sexy Blooms (*) by Power Poppy; Floribunda (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Versafine in Onyx Black and Satin Red by Tsukineko
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Square Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in White by Ranger

CARD 2
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Stonehenge White by Legion
Stamps: Big Sexy Blooms (*) by Power Poppy; Strong and Beautiful (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Distress Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry by Ranger / Tim Holtz; Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey by Ranger / Tim Holtz
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Skinny Strips Die-namic by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Dew Drops in Dahlia (retired) by Honey Bee Stamps

CARD 3
Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#; Bazzill Cardstock in Candy Hearts
Stamp: Big Sexy Blooms (*) by Power Poppy; Summer Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Versamark by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, and Fossilized Amber by Ranger / Tim Holtz
Dies: Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in White by Ranger ; Sparkling Clear Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh