Category Archives: Power Poppy

You are my sunshine!

Hello friends and happy Saturday to you!  Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I hope all the Mom’s out there have a very special day!

Today I have a quick and easy, clean and simple card.  An image, a sentiment and a die cut frame is all that was needed for this card.

 

The image was stamped in memento black ink and colored with copics on a piece of scrap copic x-press it card stock. I die cut a frame from an orange/yellow card front and added the sentiment.  I went with a white card base but after it was put together I thought it may have looked better using the same color cardstock as the front…..oh well!!

I’m entering this card for two challenges:

The Power Poppy Frame It Out challenge, details here..

and CAS-ual Fridays challenger – details here.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Check back on Wednesday and I’ll have another cute card using stamps from I Brake For Stamps.

 

love blooms

Hello my creative and crafty friends!  I hope you are all doing well.  It’s getting to the end of January and that means love is in the air!  Everywhere you look there are hearts and flowers and all things related to Valentine’s Day.  My husbands birthday is only 9 days after Valentine’s Day so I have double duty in February for card making.

Now…how do you get the most out of your stamps?  How about taking a Christmas image and turning it into one for Valentine’s Day?  Here is my card where I did just that:

The image is from Power Poppy’s Simple Joys Christmas set, but I made a little modification to turn it into a Valentine.  Take a side by side look at the original image and my version:

 

When I stamped the original image I inked up everything but the round ornaments – yes it was a little difficult to work my marker in between those branches but I did it!  Once I stamped it without the ornaments I penciled in some hearts, then went over them with a fine point marker.  After that it was just a matter of coloring the image in – I used copics  – and putting everything together.  You can’t tell from the photo but I added a little sparkle to the white berries with a stardust gel pen.

So turning this image from Christmas to Valentine worked for me.  And you could even do an Easter theme by drawing ovals instead of hearts.

I’m submitting this card over on the Power Poppy monthly “warm up” challenge – details found HERE.

I hope you can take a look at your stamp collection and see what other possibilities they may bring.

Thanks for stopping by today.

parrot tulip

It look like much of the country is feeling the bitter cold weather today and here in Florida we have not escaped it.  I woke up to 25 degree temperatures and it looks like we won’t get out of the 30’s today.  I’ve lived here for thirteen years and we’ve never had a day where it stayed in the 30’s.  Thankfully it won’t last long  – it looks like by Wednesday we’ll hit 70 degrees.  Until then I am staying inside and bundling up!

So, let me bring a little warmth to your day by sharing a card I made with the beautiful Tulip image from Power Poppy.

The image was printed on copic x-press it paper and colored with copics.  I took my color inspiration for the photo below, although my dark color is more of a magenta than red/orange.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

 

Feminine and Masculine cards

Happy New Year my crafty friends!  I hope your holiday season went well and that the new year holds wonderful things for you.  Here in Northwest Florida the holiday season is still in mid stream because we are just about to start Mardi Gras season.  When I lived in Connecticut and California I thought of Mardi Gras only on the actual Fat Tuesday when the news showed all the celebration in New Orleans.  Little did I know that the party is all along the northern gulf coast and begins on January 6 and ends on Fat Tuesday, which is February 28th this year. This area will be filled with parties, balls and parades until then.

So. onto cardmaking.  Have you ever taken a favorite card of yours and made different version of it?  I frequently use the same overall design or sketch and mix it up with a variety of colors and patterns and stamps.  Take a look at the cards below.

I created the pink version back in 2010.  I love the overall design and the simplicity of the image.  The rhinestones, ribbon and hat pin with beads, along with the pink and black color scheme all come together for a very feminine card.  I wanted to take this card and make a masculine version of it so I took another image and colored it with blue and black copic markers (I used the B00 – B05 and N1 – N8 colors). I chose a different embossing folder and used just the bare minimum of embellishments  – a metal brad.

I really like how the masculine version came out and will most likely use this overall design again.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Bottle Brush Tree

Hello again crafty friends!   I hope things are going well for you as we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving Day here in the USA.  It’s still pleasantly warm here in Florida (although the mornings have been chilly) …it looks like it will be in the 70’s for today and tomorrow.

Today my Christmas cards are taking a more traditional route.  How do you like bottle brush trees for decorations?  I love the nostalgic look of them.  I don’t think they’ve ever gone out of  style.  I have two cards using the same stamp – just different color schemes.  This first is done in wintery whites and cool blues with some pops of red.  I love these colors for Christmas.

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The tag was cut with a silhouette – which made it easy to do both the main piece the blue mat.  The cardstock and patterned paper were purchased as a pack at Michaels so everything coordinates!  The snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch.  THe image is from a Power Poppy set and was colored with copics.

There pops of sparkle on the ornaments and snowflake.  I used a sakura starburst gel pen for this.  Here are some close ups of the sparkle.

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The second card uses papers from another holiday pack from Michaels and has a warm flannel/lodge feel.  Colored with traditional reds and greens with pops of gold sparkle – it will make you want to light that yule log!

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I have more cards to show but will probably not get to them until after the Thanksgiving holiday.  I wish all of you well!

Thanks for stopping by!