Power Poppy | Forget Me Not HeartTime for another digital release from Power Poppy. This time it’s a different kind of remixed image — a heart made from a strand of Forget-Me-Nots based on an image from Soothing Sympathy, one of the new clear stamp sets. We have Julie Koerber to thank for the new release. She begged Marcella to remix this lovely sprig of forget-me-nots into the shape of a heart that could be easily cut with a heart die.

The new release – Forget Me Not Heart –  comes with two sentiments, and with the heart alone as well as with the Thank You sentiment placed inside. It’s rare that Power Poppy releases such a simple image in digital format, but it’s a quick and simple image to color. So quick that you can put together a lovely card in a matter of minutes.

Stop by and get a little inspiration from the Instant Gardner team!

Cheryl Scrivens
Barbara Walker
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Stacy Morgan


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Copper Blue Premium Stack by DCWV; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Forget Me Not Heart by Power Poppy
Copics: B000, B00, B23, V04 (flowers); G20, G43, G67 (leaves)

Thank You for Being There When I Kneaded You

Still playing around with the Cool Cat stamp set by My Favorite Things. And I forgot to write down the Copic colors. Oh well…


Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Blue Sky Stripe by American Crafts; vellum sheet by American Crafts.
Stamp: Cool Cat by My Favorite Things
Ink: Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko; Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black
Dies: Stitched Circles by Simon Says Stamp!


Altenew_Inspiration-Challenge_AprilThe photo at left is the inspiration for Altenew’s April Inspiration Challenge. I was inspired by the colors — particularly since it’s a combination that I don’t usually think of. I used the Beautiful Day stamp set by Altenew and love how the different stamps in this set can be used together to create a multi-colored flower or separately as background elements. To finish, I added a sentiment from Penny Black stamped on a die cut banner by Avery Elle to mimic a bit of the shape and texture in the inspiration photo.


Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110#
Stamps: Beautiful Day by Altenew; Pretty Petals by Penny Black
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk; Brilliance by Tsukineko in Cosmic Copper
Dies: Dotted Elle-Ments by Avery Elle

Watercolor Geraniums

It’s been several months since the last post, but there has been lots of activity here at Rowhouse Greetings. We live in a nineteenth century Baltimore rowhouse and like any older home, it needs some periodic TLC. So now that the dust is settling, it’s time to get back to work with some new cards to celebrate the coming spring.

I usually work with Copic inks, but I love these watercolor style stamps from Penny Black. Geraniums are a particular favorite and we usually plant them in front of the house. Since the window is next to my workspace, it’s nice to look out and see such a cheery splash of color. It’s still too early to plant them for this season, so this card will do for now.

Just added to my Etsy shop. Come take a look!


Cardstock: Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110 lb.
Stamp: Light Touch by Penny Black
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Mowed Lawn.

Sunflower Power!

I love a good card challenge, especially when it’s being sponsored by one of my favorite artists — Marcella Hawley of Power Poppy. Some day maybe I can be a member of her Bloom Brigade, but until then, I’ll have to be content with being one of her many fans.

This weekend the celebration is over at the Passionate Paper Creations Facebook Group — a specially priced digital stamp and a coloring contest. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Once again I used my Cameo Silhouette  to cut out the digital stamp and to print and cut the stitched background and sentiment. I originally planned on using pop dots to raise the sunflower off the previous layer, but realized that the leaves and bud would be unstable and prone to tearing. So I adhered the sunflower to the stitched background and then used pop dots to raise the combined layer, giving additional depth and dimension to the card.

Available in my Etsy shop!

Rowhouse Greetings | Thank You | Sunflower Power by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Thank You | Sunflower Power by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Thank You | Sunflower Power by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Thank You | Sunflower Power by Power Poppy


Paper: Bazzill Basics in Avalanche; Hip Hip Hooray 6×6 paper pad by American Crafts
Digital Stamps: Sunflower Power by Power Poppy
Dies: 6×6 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copic® Markers: Y32, Y35, Y35, YR04, R35, R37 (flower); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves); C03, C05, C07, E31, E35, E39, E77, E79 (flower center); E35 (shadowing)