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.

September Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Come see me today at Photo Scraps where I’ll be offering two cards featuring stamps from Avery Elle and My Favorite Things. I’ll be there from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. There will also be a variety of cards and layouts available from Lisa, Traci, Karen, and Gina.

Hope to see you!

Rowhouse Greetings | Canopy by Avery Elle

Card 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Atlantic
Stamp: Canopy by Avery Elle
Copics: YG03, YG17, B000, B02, V01, V04, R21, R22, R81, R85, Y15

Rowhouse Greetings | Canopy by Avery Elle

Card 2
Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Atlantic
Stamps: Canopy by Avery Elle; Handwritten Happiness by My Favorite Things
Copics: YG03, YG17, B000, B02, V01, V04, R21, R22, R81, R85, Y15

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.

Mermaid Shellina by Make It Crafty

Just finished up a new project in celebration of Make It Crafty sponsor week over at the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook group. This card features the digital image Mermaid Shellina by Make It Crafty. I’m not usually a mermaid person, but something about this image was just captivating and I had to give it a try. I didn’t want the image background to remain white, but wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. So after some experimentation, I decided to use a light color combination to achieve a glow around the central characters.

In my stash, I had a sheet of cardstock from American Crafts – Aqua Wave – that was perfect for the card background, giving the impression of both bubbles and waves. I added a chipboard sentiment, also from Make It Crafty, that I colored with Copic markers in an ombre pattern to coordinate with the colors of my mermaid. After coloring the chipboard, I covered the letters with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to add some gloss. You can achieve the same effect with Ranger’s Glossy Accents.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post. Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Aqua Wave double sided cardstock by American Crafts
Stamp
Mermaid Shellina (*) by Make It Crafty
Die: Fancy Rectangle Build a Card Die Set (*) by Creative Basics by Rhea
Embellishment: Hello Word Chipboard (*) by Make It Crafty; Nuvo Crystal Drops by Tonic in Morning Dew (*)
Copics: E000, E00, E21, V20 (skin); Y21, Y38, YR21 (hair); B000, B02, B05, BG10, BG11, V04, white gel pen (fin); YG03, YG07, YG21, G09, G19, Y02 (seahorse); B0000, B000, BG10, BG11, Y0000, 0 (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.

Wreaths Plain and Fancy by Power Poppy

I’m slowly working through stamps that have been in my stash for while but that I never got around to using (until now!). Right now I’m working through some Christmas stamp sets from Power Poppy. Since I’m on Power Poppy’s Instant Gardener team, I get to color up digital stamps as soon as they are released, but it takes me awhile to get to some of the stamps sets.

I recently purchased some of the Vintage Christmas design paper by Authentique and the colors and style seemed like a perfect match for the wreath stamps. For this stamp, I wasn’t too fussy about coloring fine detail, but rather put the emphasis on achieving some depth with light and dark shades of green so that the wreath would have some dimension.

Hope you enjoy today’s card!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 10#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Vintage Christmas Three and Vintage Christmas Seven by Authentique; Bazzill card stock in Red Devil
Stamp: Wreaths Plain and Fancy Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Standard Circles Large and Labels Twenty Two by Spellbinders
Copics
: E30, E33, R35 (ribbon); YG03, YG21, YG17, YG67, G43, G28, Y02 (greenery); R21, R24, R39 (berries)

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.