Photo Scraps June Demo Day!

Come join me at Photo Scraps this Saturday for their monthly Demo Day. There’s always a variety of cards and layouts for you to create. I’ve got two cards this month both featuring older Penny Black stamps sets from the 2014 Happy Everything release that have been hiding in my stash waiting for the perfect opportunity to be highlighted in a card. Both stamps are larger Slapstick/Cling stamps and because of their size, they do not easily fit on an A2 sized card. However I saw a card on the Penny Black blog by Judy Jung of Runs With Scissors which emboldened me to the unthinkable – I took a big pair of kitchen shears and cut the stamp in half (gasp)! But the result was two stamps that readily fit in the allotted space.

For my first card, I pretty much CASEd Judy’s card as my inspiration, substituting Nuvo Drops for the enamel dots shown on the original card. I used sentiments from the Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set by Penny Black.

Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Softly by Penny Black Rowhouse Greetings | Delightful by Penny Black

For the second card, I arched the two segments of the stamp which gave me the perfect focal point for a larger sentiment. I used a sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set by Penny Black.

I’ll be with the Photo Scraps gang from 11AM until 4PM – be sure you stop by and join in on the fun! Don’t forget to bring your tape runner and scissors!

Supplies

CARD 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White #80; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Naptime from the About a Little Boy Collection by Photoplay
Stamps: Softly by Penny Black; Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine  in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops by Tonic in Apple Green and English Mustard
Copics: G20, G21, Y32, Y35, Y38, R21, R22, R24

CARD 2
Paper: Neenah Solar White #80; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Gummy Bears from the Perfectly Plaid Collection by Lawn Fawn
Stamps: Delightful by Penny Black; Happy Thoughts by Penny Black
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine  in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops by Tonic in Apple Green, English Mustard, and Ripened Pumpkin
Copics: YG01, YG03, YG13, YG17, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR16, R21, R22, R24

Old Fashioned Hollyhocks

Are you loving all the new Power Poppy digital stamp releases this week? I loved the new Old Fashioned Hollyhocks digital stamp set so I had to color it. I cropped the image and offset it to the left so that I could add a sentiment from the Hyacinth Bulb in Glass digital stamp set. I paired the image with a black and white striped paper from Echo Park Paper Company, resulting in a clean and simple card suitable for any occasion.

This one is headed for my Etsy shop so stop by and take a look!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Journal Cards from the Summer Party Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Old Fashioned Hollyhocks (*) by Power Poppy; Hyacinth Bulb in Glass by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Copics: R21, R22, R24, Y32, Y35, Y35 (flowers); YG01, G21, G24, G28 (leaves); BV20, BV23 (shadow)

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

Power Poppy: Bubble and Fizz

Today is Marcella’s birthday so we are celebrating with three new digital releases from Power Poppy! This is one of the new releases – Bubble and Fizz – which was quick and easy to put together. The image features the Australian Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) which as you’ll notice, I’ve colored up in shades of pale red, turning it into the red-flowered form of Acacia leprosa. 

Be sure to visit the Power Poppy blog today and get some inspiration from the rest of the Power Poppy team!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; XPress Blending Card by Copic; Journaling Cards from the Beautiful Mom collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Bubble and Fizz (*) by Power Poppy; Bees in Foxglove by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Copics: R21, R22, R24 (flowers); YG91, YG93, YG95, G99 (leaves)

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

 

Plant Kindness & Gather Love

Spring has sprung here at Rowhouse Greetings! The flower box outside my front window is already filled with red and white geraniums and this weekend we’ll start filling our container garden with more blossoms. My husband waters the garden every evening so my monthly water bill is going to hit new highs this summer, but it’s so worth it to have months of blooming goodness in the courtyard.

Marcella Hawley is always in a blooming frame of mind and this month’s digital release called Plant Kindness certains shows it. It’s filled with flower seed packs and heirloom plant listings, rosy-faced journals and calico garden gloves! Color up this cheery gardening vignette for a quick card and plant a little kindness along the way!

And while you’re at it, take a look at what my Power Poppy friends have put together. The Peep in Chief herself is joining us so sit back and enjoy some flowery inspiration.

Barbara Walker
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Marcella Hawley (the Peep in Chief herself!)
Julie Koerber

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Farmer’s Market from the Home Sweet Home Collection by Graphic45
Stamp: Plant Kindness (*) by Power Poppy
Die: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: I just picked a bunch and colored with them.

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

Say Love with Flowers

Mother’s Day is not far off and it was time to sit down and put together a card for my own mother. I wanted something a little different and by chance, I came across a company called Dreamerland Crafts and I fell in love with this image. Besides the fact that the image is adorable, I was drawn to the challenge of coloring that carnation. I wanted to see if I could capture the folds and depth of the real thing. Although I can’t really compete with Mother Nature, I think I came close enough for this card.

And as for my mother – luckily, she doesn’t have internet access so she won’t see this until it arrives in the mail.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Limeade Swiss Dot from the Petite Prints Collection by Doodlebug; Neenah Solar White 80#
Stamps: Say Love with Flowers by Dreamerland Crafts
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20 (skin); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, BV25  (stem); RV10, R81, R83, R85, R39, BV00 (flower); E41 (socks); BV20, BV23, BV25 (shoes); E41, E43, E44, Y21 (hair); B0000, B000, B00, B01, BG10, BV000 (dress)

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