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.

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.

It’s a Beautiful Life

At the beginning of the month, I retired from my job of 37 years. These past weeks have been full of transition, from being on a structured schedule day in and day out to one so unstructured that I have to really think to remember what day of the week it is.

The first week felt like I had just taken a few days off and would be returning shortly to work. The second week was full of emotion as my former job transitioned away from me as well. Last week, I felt like a kid on the first day of summer vacation looking forward to long, lazy months ahead.

This week – I’ve gotten used to not going to work. I’m finding a new rhythm to the days and a new structure to the week. I’m finding ways to keep busy and engaged in new and different things that I didn’t have time to do when I was working.

It’s a beautiful life. And I’m off on my next adventure.

Supplies

Stamp: Tree of Life by Power Poppy

Have a Blooming Great Day

Catching up on a few cards that I created, but never posted to my blog. This one was created for the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog back in May. It’s a simple card that features the Daisy Daisy Stamp and Die set by Polkadoodles. I liked this particular card design because I was able to use up different bits of solid card stock left over from other projects.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; miscellaneous green and yellow card stock
StampsDaisy Daisy Stamp and Die Set (*) by Polkadoodles; Garden Bunny – Critter Stamps & Dies (*) by LDRS Creative (for the sentiment)
Embossing FolderPicnic Quilt Embossing Folders (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y18, YR16 (flower petals); YG21, YG03, (flower center)

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

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Monarchs and Milkweed

Power Poppy Monarchs and Milkweed Digital StampToday I’m featuring the new digital stamp set from Power Poppy called Monarchs and Milkweed. Based on an original watercolor and gouache painting created for a graduation ceremony, this scene of transformation follows the Monarch from caterpillar through chrysalis to butterfly. Milkweed (Asclepius) is the only plant on which a Monarch will lay eggs, and here we celebrate the phases of Milkweed as well, from seeds carried away by the wind, through buds and flowering, to the formation of new seed pods. Accompanied by a hand lettered quote with these wonderful Lauryn Hill lyrics: “Everything is everything; What is meant to be, will be; After winter must come Spring; Change, it comes eventually.” The image is larger format than most of the Power Poppy digis, 6″ across, and of course can be enlarged or reduced in a photo editing program. Lighter “no-line” format image also included.

Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for some extra special inspiration!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; My Precious from the True Love Collection by Kaisercraft
Stamps: Monarchs and Milkweed Digital Stamp set (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader and Marvelous Squares, both by Spellbinders
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y38, Y68 (monarchs); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, BV23 (leaves); Y15, Y38, Y68 (flowers); B01, YG21 (caterpillar); YG21, YG03, YG1 (cocoon)

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