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.

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.

Merriest Berries from Power Poppy!

Good golly Miss Molly! The Instant Gardeners are back with another digital stamp release from Power Poppy. And what a treat it is! Three berry-ful options await with this festive holiday set. A bubbling cluster of Holly and Mistletoe overflows with berries, all resting on a bed of ribbon. Whether you choose the bow, the dovetails, or the candy cane option, you are guaranteed to have a good time coloring this one up. Don’t worry about which berries belong to the Holly and which go with the Mistletoe, but rather, have fun using whichever tones float your holiday-happy heart! A “Merriest Wishes” sentiment is available as a complete whole, and as individual words, to add variety to your card making.

We also have a new member in the Instant Gardener team – Elizabeth Zaffarano – who you probably know from her fabulous cards on Instagram and her blog. Be sure to give her a big welcome. And while you’re at it, take a look at what the other Instant Gardeners have for you today and be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for some instant inspiration!

Jesse Banks
Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Rhea Weigand
Elizabeth Zaffarano

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill cardstock in Red Devil and Kiwi Crush; Black Dot (reverse is gingham) by American Crafts
Stamps: Merriest Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader by Spellbinders; Stitched Squares by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: R35, R46, R56, C1, C3 (candy cane); G20, G21, G24, G28 (mistletoe leaves); B0000, B000, BG10, V04, V20 (mistletoe berries); for G20, G40, G43, G24 (holly leaves); R35, R46, R56 (holly berries); Y00, Y02, Y15, YR23 (ribbon); B0000, B000, BG10, V20 (background); BV20 (shading).

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Scaredy Crab

Here’s a card that is a little out of the ordinary for me! The image – Scaredy Crab – is a digital stamp by Bloobel Stamps, a company known for off-beat, quirky images. I paired it with a sentiment from PaperArtsy (another company known for off-beat images) and the result is a fun card that was quick and easy to put together.

Be sure to stop by the Passionate Paper Creation and Friends Facebook group where Bloobel is our sponsor of the week. Check out the group banner for a special code to receive 10% off the entire store.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Me-ology Strips by Fancy Pants Designs
Stamps: Scaredy Crab by Bloobel Stamps; ZA12 by PaperArtsy
Embellishments: Sakura Gelly Roll pen in white
Copics: B0000, B000, B00, BG0000, YG09 (eyes); B0000, B000, B00, BG0000 (teeth); YG03, YG05, YG09, YG21, G09, BG01 (body)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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