Party Essentials Digital Stamp from Power Poppy

Party Essentials by Power PoppyI’m notorious for sending cards late, assuming that I even manage to get them in the mail at all. You’d think that a card maker would be leading the campaign to bring snail mail back into everyday life. But I seem to have a real disconnect between making cards and actually sending them. It’s not like I hoard them – once I make them, I rarely look at them again. Furthermore, I’m not one of those people — and YOU know who you are! — who expects the recipient to lovingly cherish and proudly display my cards forever in a place of honor on the fireplace mantle.

I send it. It’s yours. Do with it what you want. End of story.

So it’s hardly a surprise that I still haven’t sent a birthday card to my oldest friend whose birthday was June 12th. My saving grace is that she never sends mine on time either. It’s our thing and it’s a natural part of the rhythm of a nearly half century friendship.

Luckily, Marcella included some fun birthday images in this week’s release as part of Power Poppy’s Digital Blitz. This image is from the Party Essentials digital stamp set which also includes two other images and four birthday related sentiments, none of which I used here. Why? Well, because I forgot to add one of the sentiments from the set when I printed the image so I had to rummage through my stash and rethink my original design. So I added one of the sentiments from Cozy Cupfuls  (which is actually a winter holiday stamp set) to the front and picked a sentiment from Layer Cake for the inside.

Rowhouse Greetings | Party Essentials by Power Poppy

Bottom line – I get to show off one of Power Poppy’s new releases AND I have a birthday card that might actually make it into the mail.

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

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Mexican Poppy; Happy Hooray by Pebbles
Stamps: Party Essentials (*) by Power Poppy; Cozy Cupfuls (*) by Power Poppy; Layer Cake (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Versafine in Onyz Black
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: YG11, YG13, BG10, B000, B01, B05, RV11, RV13, RV14, BV000, BV00

See What You Missed! Cool, Calm and Colorful at The Queen’s Ink

We had another great Copic class last Tuesday at The Queen’s Ink. As usual, everyone packed their good cheer and enthusiasm along with their markers so a good time was had by all. It was also Ramsey’s birthday (happy birthday Ramsey!) so we started the afternoon class with a rousing rendition of happy birthday to get the class rolling.

My next class at The Queen’s Ink will be on Tuesday, May 1st. I haven’t yet decided on the images, but will do so in the next few days so keep an eye here for the next class announcement. If you subscribe to my blog, you will automatically get an email every time I add a new post, so you can stay in the know about new classes, new stamp releases, special events, and other projects as they happen.

Don’t forget – Tuesday is Art du Jour at The Queen’s Ink. I’ll have two simple, but cute (if I may say so myself!) cards featuring images from Dylusions. Kate and Kim will each have two new projects as well so stop by any time between 10:30 and 4:30.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for Tuesday’s class 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.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | Va-Voom by Penny Black Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Red Devil
Stamps: Va-Voom by Penny Black; Letter It Clear Stamp – Celebration by Ranger
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E11 (skin); Y32, Y35, Y38 (dress); B32, B34, B37 (bow); Y32, Y35, Y38, R35, R37, B32, B34, B37 (hat); W1, W3, W4 (dog); B32, B34, B37 (dog’s sweater); B34, R35, R37 (scooter); W2, W4, W6 (tires)
Rowhouse Greetings | Breathe by Penny Black Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Full Bloom from the Little Women Collection by Graphic45
Stamps: Breath by Penny Black; Grateful Heart by Penny Black
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E21, V20, RV10 (skin); E51, E53, E57, V20 (hair); B32, B34, B37 (pants); Y32, Y35, Y38, V20 (shirt); Y35 (shoes, flower); BG0000, B0000, 0 (background)
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday Ballons by Penny Black Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Off to the Races from the Kentucky Derby Collection by Graphic45
Stamps: Birthday Balloons by Penny Black
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E21, V20 (skin); E51, E53, E55 (hair); V20 (blouse); B32, B34, B3 (pants); (R35, R37, R59, B32, B34, B37, Y32, Y35, Y38 (ballons)

New Class! Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1:00PM – 3:00 PM – Photo Scraps featuring Dare 2B Artzy

Join me at Photo Scraps for a Bee-utiful Copic coloring class featuring design papers and stamps from Dare 2B Artzy.  In this workshop, you’ll complete four cards suitable for a birthday or a special friendship. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $30

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

Rowhouse Greetings | Shine by Dare 2B Artzy Rowhouse Greetings | Bee-utiful by Dare 2B Artzy Rowhouse Greetings | Shine by Dare 2B Artzy Rowhouse Greetings | Shine by Dare 2B Artzy

COPIC MARKERS: 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • Y11: Pale Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • YR04: Chrome Orange
  • BG11: Moon White
  • BG15: Aqua
  • BG18: Teal Blue
  • BV20: Dull Lavendar
  • BV23: Grayish Lavendar
  • C0: Cool Gray No. 0
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES:

    • Tape runner adhesive
    • Liquid glue (I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
    • Foam tape squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares)
    • Scissors

Rowhouse Greetings | Shine by Dare 2B Artzy

Rowhouse Greetings | Bee-utiful by Dare 2B Artzy

Rowhouse Greetings | Shine by Dare 2B Artzy

Rowhouse Greetings | Shine by Dare 2B Artzy

Look at What You Missed! Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn

On Sunday, we had a TOADALLY awesome class at Photo Scraps – lots of fun, laughter, and scrappy good times! We crafted three fun cards with minimal Copic coloring, but lots of great techniques and die cuts. Look at what you missed!

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. More details on both of these dates coming shortly.

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 | Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Easter Floral (*) from the Hello Easter Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Toadally Awesome (*) by Lawn Fawn; Simply Celebrate (*) by Lawn Fawn
Dies: Toadally Awesome (*) Coordinating Dies by Lawn Fawn; Simply Celebrate Coordinating Dies (*) by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Box Card Pop Up (*) by Lawn Fawn; Meadow Borders by Lawn Fawn;
Copics: YG11, Y00, G00 (frogs); assorted colors for the flowers, log & lily pad.
Additional Supplies: Copic X-Press It High Tack Tape; Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares
Rowhouse Greetings | Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Lily of the Valley (*) from the Perfectly Plaid Spring Collection by Lawn Fawn
Stamps: Toadally Awesome (*) by Lawn Fawn; So Much to Say (*) by Lawn Fawn
Dies: Toadally Awesome (*) Coordinating Dies by Lawn Fawn; Mini Picture Frames (*) by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: YG11, Y00, G00 (frogs)
Additional Supplies: Copic X-Press It High Tack Tape; Ranger Multi Medium Matte; Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares
Rowhouse Greetings | Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; April Showers (*) from the Celebrate Spring Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Toadally Awesome (*) by Lawn Fawn
Dies: Toadally Awesome (*) Coordinating Dies by Lawn Fawn; Meadow Borders by Lawn Fawn; Sentiment Label Strip (*) by My Favorite Things
Copics: YG11, Y00, G00 (frogs); assorted colors for the cattails
Additional Supplies: Copic X-Press It High Tack Tape; Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares

New Class! Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00PM – 3:00 PM – Photo Scraps featuring Lawn Fawn

Join me for a Toadally Awesome Copic coloring class featuring stamps and dies by Lawn Fawn.  In this workshop you’ll complete three cards suitable for a happy event or celebration. All necessary techniques are taught in class – the Copic coloring is super simple. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today!

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

COPIC MARKERS: 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • Y00: Barium Yellow
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • YG11: Mignonette
  • G00: Jade Green
  • G02: Spectrum Green
  • R32: Peach
  • B00: Frost Blue
  • E51: Milky White
  • E55: Light Camel
  • E57: Light Walnut
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES:

  • Tape runner adhesive
  • Double-sided tape (I used Copic X-Press It High Tack Tape)
  • Liquid glue (I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Foam tape squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares)
  • Scissors

Rowhouse Greetings | Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn

Rowhouse Greetings | Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn

Rowhouse Greetings | Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn

Challenge Links: Lawn Fawn Fanatics