Friday, April 20, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~April 20th!

















Hello there and happy Friday to you!  Hope all has been well with you!  Today I have a card to share with you for Power Poppy's Friday inspiration.  I have used the stamp set Vibrant Thanks for my image and the Prairie Cheer stamp set for my sentiment.  








































I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to cream card stock.  Next, I die cut the image and colored it with Copics.  After everything was colored up, I stitched on some patterned paper and stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  After edging the image panel with a Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen and adding some shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen, I adhered it to my shaped card base using foam tape.  







































Those darling blooms of Marcella's should be just the ticket to help someone feel better, don't you think?   I know they made me feel pretty good while I was coloring them!  :)  So that is all for my card today.  One of my oh-so-amazing Bloomie sisters, Christine Okken, also has a card to share with you today so make sure you pop over to visit her and leave some blog love while you are there.  I so appreciate you stopping by today, and I hope to see you around again soon.  Until then...take care.

Katie Sims <------You are here

~Katie

Copic colors used:  G000, G00, G28, G40, G43, G46, N0, N1, E57, RV55, R00, R81, R83, R85, R89, YG21, Y0608, Y13, Y18, YR12, YR16, YR18, and YR20.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~March 30th!



Hello there and welcome for another Power Poppy Friday!  I hope you have been doing well!  :)  I have a super quick post for today using Power Poppy's lovely Geraniums Take Two stamp set for my image and the Sunny Harvest stamp set for my sentiment.....




I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink and coloring with Copics.  Next, I used a die to cut out my image panel, stamped my sentiment, and tied on a bit of ribbon.  I stitched a couple of patterned papers together and adhered it to a card base.  After rounding the top corners, I adhered my image tag to my card.  

Let me tell you about the near catastrophe as I was adding the last little bit of coloring to my image.  One of my red markers was drying out so I thought I would take a minute to refill it.  I zipped right along refilling my marker and as I was adding the top back to the refill bottle it squirted red ink everywhere.  I cannot tell you how thankful I was that my newly colored image tag was spared but I am pretty sure I am going to be sporting red fingers for a while!  :)  Needless to say, the clean up took a little while and I am still thanking my lucky stars that it was not as bad as it could. have. been.....whew! :)

So that is all for my card today, but a couple of my incredibly talented Bloomie sisters have some lovely inspiration to share with you so make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you around again soon...until then, take care!

Katie Sims <------You are here  
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie


Copic colors used:  R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, R89, YG61, YG63, YG67, G29, E74, W00, W0, W2, W5, W7, W10.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~March 16th!



Hello there and happy Friday to you!  How have you been?  It's been a little bit since my last post.  I am so happy to share a card I made for Power Poppy's Friday post using their amazing Azalea stamp set.  I can never thank Marcella enough for creating this stamp set!  I have been inspecting our azaleas in the yard and I am happy to report that there are lots of buds!  To get me thru until then, I thought I would color up some of Marcella's azalea blooms.





I used a stitched square die for my image panel, stamped the image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it up with Copics.  Next, I added some gold leafing around the edges with a Krylon 18KT gold leafing pen.  Lastly, I adhered the image to my card base layered with a bit of patterned paper.





Red azaleas were always my Daddy's favorite.  We have lots of azaleas in our yard in pinks, whites, and purples but we also have one red azalea.  It was actually there when we bought our house a number of years ago, but I like just having the one....kind of like a special one just to honor him, don't you think?  :)  

So that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some beautiful cards for your Friday inspiration.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there!  And hey, if you haven't seen Power Poppy's latest digital stamp release....you really need to check it out!  You can see all of the details here.

I thank you so much for your visit and I hope to see you again soon.  Until then, take care!  :)

Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie

Copic colors used:  R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, YG21, G29, G40, G43, G46, W00, W0, W2, W3, W4, W7, W8, E70, E71, E77, and E79.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~February 23rd!



Hello there and happy Friday to you!  I hope you have been doing well.  All's good here and we are definitely ready for the weekend!  I have a little card to share with you today using Power Poppy's Sassy Succulents stamp set.  This set is just so fun to use!

































I started by stamping my succulents on a die cut panel, masking a couple of them to give a full arrangement across the top of my panel.  After coloring them up with Copics, I added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen, some ink spatters with a spritzing tool, stitched on a little polka dot paper, then stamped my sentiment.  I adhered my finished image panel on to a layered card base.  This card measures 3 7/8" square.  





































I just love this darling sentiment and these beautiful succulents are so much fun to color!  All of Marcella's lovely details really make these images pop.  So that is all for my card today but a couple of my Bloomie sisters have some cards for your Friday inspiration.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there. :) If you haven't popped over to the Power Poppy blog lately, make sure you do that too!  I am so glad you stopped by today....I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'd love it if could could visit again soon.  Until then, take care.

Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 


~Katie

Copic colors used:  YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67, G0000, G29, G40, G43, G46, W00, W1, and W4.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~February 9th!
















Hello there and happy Friday!  I have a quick little post to share with you today featuring Power Poppy's new digital stamp set, Va Va Valentines!  This digital set has six adorable images with accompanying sentiments and four additional sentiments for the inside of your card..... all for the limited time price of $6!  If you haven't already, you really need to grab this set up!  I chose to use the precious sock couple image with sentiment for a special valentine for Mr. Sims!  ;)




I started by sizing the image and printing it twice...once for my card panel and the other to fussy cut the socks.  I colored the socks with Copics and fussy cut them.  Once I die cut my image panel, I colored the sentiment, sponged some ink around, stitched on some patterned paper, and adhered the fussy cut socks.  I added some shimmer and shine to the socks with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen and a Sakura Glaze pen so I could play along with Power Poppy's newest Power & Spark challenge hosted by the incredibly talented and super sweet Kathy Jones!  You can see all of the details about the challenge here.   All that was left was to adhere the assembled panel to my die cut card base.




Yes, indeed.....I am SO happy I found him and so happy to have the perfect image for his valentine.  That Marcella is definitely a romantic at heart.....the entire set is darling!  

So that is all for my little card today, but several of my Bloomie sisters have some beautiful cards to share for your Friday inspiration.  Make sure you leave a little blog love while you are there.  Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you around again really soon.  Until then, take care!  :)


Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie

Friday, January 19, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~January 19th!


Hello there and welcome back for another Power Poppy Friday!  How have you been?  We have been getting some very c-o-l-d weather here...complete with snow....again!  I am loving seeing the snow, but the temperatures in the teens are getting a bit old....and the impact the weather has had on our camellias has not been good.  Most of the about-to-open blooms were lost on two of our camellias and we are waiting to see about the other two....keeping our fingers crossed.  So, I figured if I can't have the real blooms, I'll just color one up from Marcella's incredibly beautiful stamp set, Simply Camellias.  









I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to white card stock.  Next, I die cut the image  and then colored it up with Copics.  After that, I stitched some patterned paper along one side, then stamped a sentiment from the Prairie Cheer stamp set with Tsukineko's Versafine ink in Onyx Black.  Lastly, the image panel was adhered to a blue card stock base.  This finished card measures 3 1/4" x 4 3/4".
































Don't you just love this darling little camellia bloom?  As always, Marcella's amazing details  make this a dream to color up.  I chose to color this bloom as a variegated variety....actually, I am on the look out for a good variegated camellia to join our others.  I am thinking if I could find one like this, we'd be set! ;)

So, that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some lovely creations for your Friday inspiration, so make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Make sure you also check out the latest goings on over on the Power Poppy blog.....lots of good stuff to see!  I am so glad you could stop by, and I hope to see you around her again soon.  Until then...take care!  And....stay warm! :)


Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 



~Katie

Supplies used not listed above:  Paper-patterned paper from My Favorite Things' Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright 6x6 paper pack; Dies-My Favorite Things' Dienamics Cross Stitch Rectangles die set; Other-Wink of Stella clear brush pen and these Copic colors-BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG07, BG18, C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, G29, G40, G43, G46, YG91, Y15, E41, E44, E47, E50, E51, E55, R81, R83, R85, and R89.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Power Poppy's January Power & Spark Challenge with CardMaps!















Hello there and Happy Friday to you!  Today I have a special post.... this week Power Poppy teamed up with PageMaps by Becky Fleck to bring you some card samples using Becky's CardMaps wonderful card sketches!  AND it just so happens to coincide with our January Power & Spark challenge so that crafty and clever Julie Koerber has come up with an incredible challenge theme for you!  Just take a lookie at this...




And here is what Julie has to say about her challenge...


For this month's Power & Spark Challenge, we're asking you to "Grab A Map," and get in on some Power Poppy Fun! We've teamed up with Pagemaps.com's CardMaps to showcase 10 new sketches featuring some of Power Poppy's fabulous stamp sets. You can find all ten sketches along with design team samples HERE So grab a map, use it to spark a little cardmaking creativity and then, link your creation up HERE. If you play along, you'll be in the running to win a $50 Shopping Spree to the Power Poppy Shop! But wait, there's more! Becky Fleck, the fabulous Pagemaps guru, is also offering a $25 Power Poppy gift card and all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post! The Pagemaps contest closes January 22nd, so hop on over soon! We can't wait to see what you create. 

Now doesn't that sound like fun?!  Here is the sketch I was given...




I just l-o-v-e square cards so this sweet sketch was right up my alley!  For my card, I chose to use Power Poppy's Bloomin' Wonderful stamp set for my image and paired it with the "Sending Love" sentiment from the Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas stamp set.









































My card base is actually a tag die but I thought it would make a fun card shape!  I stamped my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to a die cut and stitched card stock/patterned paper panel and colored it up with Copic markers.  Next, I die cut my sentiment pieces, stamped my sentiment, sponged on a little ink and assembled the layers.  Lastly, I adhered everything to my card base.  Oh, I did also add some shimmer with a Wink of Stella Clear brush pen.  Gotta have some shimmer on those blooms, right? ;) This finished card measures 3 5/8" x 4".


































Just check out all of the beautiful little details in this bouquet!  That Marcella doesn't miss a thing, does she?  :)  Isn't this the perfect little winter floral arrangement?

So that is all for my card today, but several of my Bloomie AND Instant Gardener sisters have created some beauties for your card making inspiration.  You can see the link list here.  Make sure you leave a little blog love while you are there and then c'mon and play along with us!  Make sure you link up your CardMaps sketch inspired card for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree in the Power Poppy store!  Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon....until then, take care!

~Katie

Supplies used:  Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress ink in Tumbled Glass; Paper-Classic White card stock from Flourishes, patterned paper from My Favorite Thing's "Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright " 6x6 paper pad, Lucky Limeade card stock from Stampin' Up!; Other-Tag Sale Quilted die from Papertrey Ink, Stitched Square die from My Favorite Things, Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle dies from Spellbinders, Wink of Stella Clear brush pen, and these Copic colors-BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, B60, B63, B66, B69, B79, BV0000, BV00, BV13, C1, C3, C5, W1, E55, E71, E74, E79, YG0000, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG67, Y13, and RV02.