Power Poppy: Introducing... Vibrant Thanks!

Howdy all!  Happy Wednesday!  Today begins the first day of our newest 5 clear stamp sets.  Like usual, Marcella has designed 5 stunners to add to your stamping supplies.

Introducing… Vibrant Thanks!

Today’s stamp set contains three sprigs of summer flowers and stylish sentiments make this thank you set a must-have! Zinnia, Bee Balm and Coreopsis allow for multitudes of combinations with the various sentiments.

I chose to spotlight the happy Zinnas in the stamp set today along with some vibrant pinks and reds!
 COPICS:  Blooms: RV04, RV55, RV09, R35, R46, Y00, Y06  Leaves: YG01, YG03, YG17, YR01

My card design today features the newest Splitcoaststampers sketch!  Come and check it out here!

I love laying texture with my images!  A little sparkle never hurt either… lol!

Now check out what my fellow Bloomies have created for you to check out today…

Stay tuned tomorrow as we reveal stamp set number 2 of our 5 new collections.  All of our new stamps go on sale in the Power Poppy shop on July 30th.

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Vibrant Thanks)
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It, Recollections (110# White)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen)
Dies: Spellbinders (Fancy Lattice), My Favorite Things (Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges), Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Rectangles)
Punch: EK Success (Corner Rounder)

Power Poppy is Bloomin' Again!

Hey everyone!  I hope you’re having an amazing summer so far!  And this week… it’s going to get even better!

Today we have brand new digital stamp set for you and here’s a sneak peek…

PLUS we have a brand new clear stamp release beginning it’s sneak peeks tomorrow so stay tuned to my blog all week for more stamping goodies!

See you tomorrow!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy: Popping By to Say Hello!

Howdy all!  Happy Friday!  I had a busy July already with a trip to Nova Scotia with my Scout troop for 11 days and celebrating a 12th birthday for my son Spencer!  I was so happy to have a rest from creating and I’m back with a great creative mojo again – it was much needed.

I haven’t actually posted much this month so here’s a quick review for all those Power Poppy lovers out there!

First off, it’s my turn to host the monthly challenge for Power Poppy, the “Power & Spark Challenge”.  This month I’m asking you to COPY a Bloomie!  Click here to find out all the details!

Don’t forget to check out this month’s Hues to Use too!  These are photo inspiration pieces to get that creative mojo running using different colour combos.  Here’s a sneak of this month’s Hues to Use

And finally, I’m up on the blog Playing with Plastic this month!  Come on out and check out my Inspire Me Monday article where I go back to a fun childhood creative media… shrink plastic!  Find out more here!

Now, on to today…

I’m playing along with my own Power & Spark Challenge today and I’m copying my fabulously wonderful and big hearted friend, Tosha Leyendekker!  Today I’m CASEing this particular card.
It features the big beautiful bouquet of Ranunculus blooms form the “Dynamic Duos: Foxglove and Ranunculus”.  My simple greeting is from the “Poppies” stamp set.  I had fun colouring it with my Copic Markers yesterday.

Well, let’s check out what the rest of my fellow Bloomies have created to share with you today…
Allison Copeyou are here!

Thanks again for joining me today!  I hope you have an amazing and creative weekend!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Power Poppy (Dynamic Duos: Foxglove and Ranunculus, Poppies)
Cardstock: Recollections (140lb White)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Memento (Tuxedo Black), Sakura (Jellyroll White Pen)
Patterned Paper:  My Favorite Things (Farm Fresh Gingham 6x6, Sweet Sunshine 6x6), Your Next Stamp (Hugs and Kisses 6x6), Copic Markers
Die: Spellbinders (Labels 17), Honey Bee Stamps (Hexagon Bunches), SugarPea Designs (Stitched Flags)
Sequins: CraftMedley (Princess)
Other: Thread.

Lots of Love Bugs & a Winner

Happy Friday everyone! Here in our household we are on the grand countdown for the last few days remaining in the school year.  My son moves on to Jr. High in the fall and only has 9 more days of school after today.  Wow… this year has gone fast!  Now… on to the Power Poppy show!

As a crafter I take inspiration from all around me.  Especially from ads, challenges and fun colour combos.  I had this cool piece of colour inspiration in my “Inspiration” file on my computer and I saw lots of fun potential with not only the colours but the design and it’s use of simple lined images.  So this is the photo I took inspiration from for my card creation today.

To begin my card I drew 3 random, rounded imperfect rectangle shapes on masking paper, cut them out to create 3 rectangular masks to use as the base for my pattern.

I tried to match all the fun shades of green, blue and orange from the image using a variety of different inks from my collection to achieve the same look.

For my stamps, I used “Burst of Kindness” for the bees, “Soothing Sympathy” for the butterfly, “Sweet Memories” for the small leaf, “Peony Muse” for the large leaf and the berries and finally the “Succulent Singles” for all the other fun details.

I even added a bit of shine...


If you haven’t already guessed, my card today goes along side with our Power & Spark Challenge for the month of using bugs or insects on your cards.  I thought the bees and butterfly would look great among the greenery here.

For more challenge details, click the link above.

Also I wanted to announce the WINNER of my birthday giveaway today too!  The lucky winner is…
Congrats Natalie!  I will be contacting you sometime today for all your mailing details.

Now… make sure you check out what my fellow Bloomies have been up to creating this week…

Allison Copeyou are here!

Thanks again for joining me!  I hope you too get inspired to create this weekend!

~ Ally ~


Stamps:  Power Poppy (Burst of Kindness, Soothing Sympathy, Sweet Memories, Peony Muse, Succulent Singles)
Cardstock:  Recollections (110# White, Cloud Collection)
Inks:  Versafine (Onyx Black), Versamark, Memento (Grey Flannel, Cantaloupe), Ranger Distress Ink (Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Rusty Hinges, Faded Jeans), Catherine Pooler Designs (It’s a Boy), Papertrey Ink (Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss), Simon Says Stamp (Fog), Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Tide Pool), Sakura (Glaze Pen)
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous! (White Detail)
Washi Tape:  Teresa Collins (Urban Mask)
Twine:  Stampin’ Up! (Basic Black)