Friday, May 26, 2017

Diecut Tree Peony ~ Power Poppy


I'm back!!!  Crazy right!!  I usually only post a project once a week, and now I have two posts in one day!!  Since it is Friday already, I have a Power Poppy card to share that I made using the Tree Peony digital stamp.  This image is just stunning and is so easy to color.

I tried something a little different today, and it was super fun.

I printed the image out twice, colored both images, and then, using a background die (Budding Vine by Tonic) I diecut right over one of the Tree Peony images.  I then glued it right on top of the other image giving it a really cool texture and dimension.  I really like how it turned out.  It looks even cooler in person.  If you click on the image below, it will enlarge even more and you will be able to see the diecuts in the flower even more.

For some more inspiration, check out the blogs of my fellow Bloomies:

Copics: Flower ~ B97, B95, B93, B91, Y17, Y15, Y13, C8 Leaves ~ G46, G43, G40 

That sums up my second project for today.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend doing whatever makes you happy!!

  Happy Stamping!

StampsTree Peony Digital (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  Budding Vine (Tonic)
Accessories:  Copics, Dimensional Tape in my heart ~ Unity/Misti Blog Hop

Hello creative friends!!  Unity Stamps is doing a joint blog hop with My Sweet Petunia, and I am so honored to have the privilege  of joining these talented paper artists!  I have two cards, to share with you today, that I made using some charming Unity Stamps along with the "must have" Misti!!!  Seriously!!  I could not have made my second card without it!!

First of all, I'd like to share a sweet little watercolor card I made using Unity's " in my heart" stamp set.  Isn't this young woman and her baby just precious?!?!   

I started by laying a 4'x5" piece of watercolor paper in my Misti, lined up the image where I wanted and stamped it using Onxy Black Versafine Ink.  I left the stamp adhered to the Misti and left the stamped paper in place while watercoloring the image using Gansai Tambi Watercolors.  I then reinked the image and stamped over the colored image to make the lines bolder.  I can honestly say, that without the Misti, I would never be able to line up the image perfectly a second time.

I added a sweet little sentiment, that comes with this set, to the inside.

Now, for my second card.  I really had some fun with this one.  And once again, the Misti was a lifesaver!!    Let me tell you, Unity Red Rubber Stamps and the Misti are a dream team!!

I started by stamping this darling snail/mushroom image, from Unity's Happy Snail Mail set, 6 times onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the portions of the image that were going to be visible and started cutting out the layers so I could pop up each one for dimension.

Even a few of the stitched clouds (die by Lawn Fawn) are cut out and burnished to give them some extra depth too.

Below you can really see the dimension.

Now, the sentiment flag was a little tricky.  I wanted to use a new stitched label die I had just purchased from Pretty Pink Posh, but it was solid.  Unity Stamps are Red Rubber, so therefore not see-through, making it a challenge to line up perfectly.  Not with the Misti though.  They work together like they were just meant to be.  Let me explain how:

I started by diecutting the flag banner out of a piece of copy paper.  I laid it in my Misti just like you see below.

I then took the "...happy snail mail" sentiment "Just a Note" and laid it exactly where I wanted it to be, in the flag, and closed the lid, therefore adhering it to the other side. (oh....don't forget to take the foam mat out of the Misti when working with your Unity stamps.  They already are mounted onto foam, so the Misti won't close properly if you leave it inside.

I then diecut the flag out of a piece of cardstock and laid it in the negative space of the copy paper.

Lastly, I inked up the sentiment, closed the Misti and voila...a perfectly lined up sentiment!!  It couldn't work any more smoothly!!!

Would you like to win one of 3 Unity Prize packs and winner's choice of an Original or Mini Misti? All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog and you will be entered into the drawing.  You have until noon (central time) on May 30 to comment, and the winners will be posted on both the Unity Blog and the My Sweet Petunia blog on May 31st.

That's it for my projects today.  But don't stop here.  There is a ton of more inspiration to be seen.    Next on the hop is Kris Lancaster.  I've also included a complete list of all the hoppers today:

CopicsMushroom ~ BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01, YG11, YG09, YG06 Snail ~ R08, R05, R22, R21, R11, R00, YR68, YR65, YR61, Y38, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11 Heart ~ R08, R05, R22

Thanks a bunch for dropping by!!  Enjoy the hop!
  Happy Stamping!


Mother and Baby
Stamps: in my heart (Unity)
Paper: Watercolor
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Misti

Just a Note
Stamps ...happy snail mail (Unity)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Stitched Labels (Pretty Pink Posh), Stitched Cloud Backdrop (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Rounded Rectangles (Die-Namics MFT)
AccessoriesMisti, Copics, Scor-Pal, White Pearl Pen (Kirarina Wink), Dimensional Tape 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Delft Flowers Always ~ Power Poppy

Happy Friday y'all!!  I have a very, and I mean V-E-R-Y Clean And Simple (CAS) Power Poppy card to share with you today.  My Mother-in-Law is Dutch, so I thought it would be nice to make a card with a Delft theme.  This was super easy to do.  I just used Word to open up my Flowers, Always digital image, recolored it blue, resized it, printed it out and diecut it.  I stamped the sentiment (from  Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips), with Onxy Black Versafine ink using my Misti.  Perfect placement every time!  Lastly I added some sparkle and dimension using some Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents by Nuvo.

That's it.  Easy-Peasy!!

Here's a close-up so you can see the Glitter Accents dimension better.

Power Poppy is having a sale, in honor of Mother's Day, so be sure to take advantage of this!!!  Check it out HERE!!
And Power Poppy has some new fun things happening!!  Click Here to find out more!!

For some more inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigaders:
Thanks a bunch for dropping by.  I hope you have a delightful weekend.

For those of you celebrating Mother's Day, I hope you have a happy and blessed one.  It's always a day of mixed emotions for me.  I am so blessed to be a mom to two treasured children and a Mother-in-law to the best Daughter-in-law one could ask for.  However, I lost my mom to cancer 22 1/2 years ago, and still miss her terribly.  Although I'm happy for her, because she is with the Lord, the void she left behind is a great one.

I didn't write this for any sympathy, I only wanted to include it because I know this can be a hard weekend for those who don't have good memories of their moms, or those who are enduring a loss of or illness of their mother.  So I pray you get to enjoy some peace and blessings during the days leading up to Mother's Day (which in my opinion can be the hardest), and the day itself.

Happy Stamping y'all!!!

Paper:  X-Press It, Bazzill
Ink:  Printer, Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies:  Scallop Borders (Pretty Pink Posh), Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents (Nuvo) 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Poppies Frame ~ Power Poppy
Wow!!  Is it really May already?  Where has this year gone?  Not only is it May, but it is a Friday, so I have a Power Poppy card to share with you, along with a new Power and Spark Challenge.  Kathy is challenging us in a super fun way.  She would like us all to "Frame It": either frame an image on a card, decorate a frame, or actually frame your project as a piece of home decor.  If you play along, you will be entered for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree at Power Poppy!!  For all the details, make sure you visit the Power Poppy Blog.

I decided to frame my sentiment with Power Poppy's Poppies image, as well as with a diecut.  I used my Misti to get the images at the exact angle I wanted as well as the sentiment placement in the diecut window.

The Poppies were colored with Copics and I added a little sparkle to their centers with with a Silver Spica pen, and a white little dot using a White Kirarina Wink Pen.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, and then was embossed using detailed white embossing powder by Sweet Stamps.  The front panel is also popped up using dimensional tape (Scotch) to give depth to the sentiment.

That's it for my project y'all.  

Check this out!!!
Marcella is releasing a new digi today called Plant Kindness today too.  If you are a lover of anything garden related, you will adore this new charming digital stamp set. 

Now, for some more incredible inspiration, be sure to check out what my fellow Bloomies have to share too.
CopicsPoppies ~ R22, R14, R21, R11, R01, R000, C8, C6, C5, C3 Leaves ~ G46, G84, G85, G43 Background ~ E43, E41, E50

Thank you so much for stopping and for your encouraging comments.  You are truly a blessing!!  I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  Happy Stamping!


StampsPoppies (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black (PTI), Bazzill
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Dies:  Stitched Oval Word Window (Die-Namics MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, White Embossing Powder (Sweet Stamps), Dimensional Tape (Scotch) 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sunset Sway ~ Power Poppy

Happy Friday!!  I'm back with some more Power Poppy inspiration for you all, and I had some fun with this new digital image called Sunset Sway.  I thought it would be a great idea to color the background like a sunrise since a sunrise and sunset were included in the sentiment.  While I was picking colors for the flowers, I thought, why not include the colors of the rainbow.  So, I have red Anemones, orange and yellow in the background, green leaves, a blue butterfly and purple Tulips. I don't normally work with so many brights, but I truly enjoyed making this (for me) bold card.  

Since my colors were so bold, I decided to keep the background simple with a peach mat, and a white diecut frame called English Picnic by Tonic.  I used Photoshop to add the sentiment directly with the image, printed it out twice and cut out each bloom and the butterfly.  I then burnished them and popped them up onto the image for some extra dimension.

Lastly, I added some Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops (Nuvo) to the diecut centers of the little flowers in the frame.

Here's a close-up angle so you can see the dimension a bit better.

That about sums up my project for today.  For some more incredible inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:

Copics: Anemones ~ R29, R27, R24, R22, R20, C8, C6, C5, C3 Tulips ~ V17, V15, V12, V01 Butterfly ~ B05, B02, B01. B00, C3 Leaves ~ G46, G24, G20, YG03 Background ~ Y00, Y11, Y13, YR00, RV02

Thank you all for dropping by!  I hope you have a delightful weekend!!
  Happy Stamping!


StampsSunset Sway (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Bazzill
Ink:  Printer
Diecuts:  English Picnic Rectangle Layering Die (Tonic)
Accessories:  Copics, Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops (Nuvo), Dimensional Tape 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Succulents and Butterflies ~ Power Poppy

Hello, hello, hello my friends!!  I'm back with another Power Poppy project and boy was this a fun one.  I love succulents and have quite a few outside my front door.  I love the colors, textures and depth of all the petals, and the fact that some of them even get some sweet little colorful blooms.  When I first saw Power Poppy's Succulent Singles, I knew I wanted to create a little succulent collage, so when I received this fun new Fluttered Fence Idyllics Embossing Folder and and Die set by Tonic, I thought they would be a perfect combination.

I started by stamping each main succulent 5 or 6 times.  I then numbered the petals according to which layer I wanted them so I didn't have to color each image every time.  The largest succulent has 6 layers, the pale one 5 layers, and the other two 4 layers.  Each layer was cut out, burnished (my tutorial can be found HERE) and added with dimensional tape.  I have a close-up below so you can see the individual layers.

The top panel was made with three layers also.  I layered the butterfly diecut over a piece of gingham decorative paper (Love Garden by Fabscraps) after embossing it with the included embossing folder.  I then diecut an extra white piece and hand-cut the butterflies, folded their wings and adhered them in their centers to give them depth.  I also added some Silver Moondust Glitter Drops (Nuvo) to the butterfly centers, as well as a few scattered sequins.

That's it for my project today.  But wait...there's more.....
It's Power Poppy's 3rd Birthday and Marcella really knows how to celebrate.

Now, be sure to stop by the following Bloom Brigaders for some more inspiration if you haven't already:

CopicsGreen-Blue Succulent ~ BG78, BG75, BG72, BG32, BG13, BG11, V17, V25 Peach Succulent ~ YR65, YR61, YR31, YR30 Purple Succulent ~ V99, V95, V91 Neutral Succulents ~ W5, W3, W1, W0 Leafy Succulents ~ G46, G24, G20

Thank you so much for dropping by.  I hope you have a nice restful weekend!

   Happy Stamping!

StampsSucculent Singles (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, White and  Soft Stone (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen and Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Fluttered Fence Idyllics Embossing Folder and Die set (Tonic)
Accessories:  Copics, Sequins, Silver Moondust Glitter Drops (Nuvo) 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Sweet Petunia Hop

Happy Friday y'all!!  Today is an exciting day for sure!!  The Power Poppy Bloom Brigade is teaming up with the Sweet Petunia Team to do a blog hop featuring the Misti and the new Misti Creative Corners!!  I tell ya, the Misti is a definite "go-to" tool for me.  I use it OFTEN!!  Seriously!  And I'm super excited to show you how I used it and its new Creative Corners.  They are easy, fun and super handy!! have two projects to share with you today, and I'm going to start with my Lavender card, using Power Poppy's Lavender clear stamp set, and Misti's Creative Corners.   

I knew I wanted to make a "sentiment square", so I took the two right angle magnetized corners and put them together to form a square.  Now the magnets do not want to be close together when they are the same side, so I flipped one angle upside down, and they pieced together beautifully so I could stamp the sentiment around the square.  I put the L-ruler along the bottom to keep the magnet square in place, and removed it when I wanted to stamp along the bottom.

I also used the Misti to place the lavender bag image directly in the middle of my sentiment square.  I stamped the bag a second time on a scrap piece of paper to color, burnish, and pop up with a dimensional square right in the middle to give the bag some depth.  The edges are all glued down flush with the base.

Next, I have a masculine card to share with you, using the Power Poppy clear stamp set Move the Soul.   I have to tell you, I had an awesome time creating the background for this one.  With the Misti, and its Creative Corners right angle triangle, it is so easy to create a sentiment pattern on an angle.  I love how lined up the background is. 

The Misti has measurements along the side and bottom, so it's easy to position the triangle and stamp every time.  I just slid the triangle down in 3/4" increments each time to stamp the checkered strip.  Easy-Peasy!

The next step was equally as easy to add the "congrats" sentiment with the same triangle. 

Lastly, I gold embossed the stars from the same Move the Soul set.  I used Versamark ink and Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger) and unlike the rest of the background, I free-handed the stars because I thought it would take too long to stamp the stars and emboss them using the Misti...too many steps for me. since it is the first Friday of the month, Power Poppy is issuing another Power and Spark challenge, which this time is provided by our dear, dear Julie!!  She has graciously provided 3 different sketches to try.  I used the middle sketch, with the banner, for my masculine card today.  I hope you will take the time to try out one of these 3 sketches.  I think they're super fun!! Besides, each time you participate, you have an opportunity to win some free Power Poppy stamp sets!  Now, that is inspiration if you ask me!!

That's it for my projects today.  I've provided a link list to all those participating in the blog hop today so you won't miss a one.  Each one of these gals is super creative and clever, so you'll want to make sure you stop by each of their blogs for some more inspiration and if you leave a comment on each blog, you will be entered to win one of two $25 Power Poppy Gift Code, or a Misti/Mini Misti.  Winners will be announced April 14 on this page of the Sweet Petunia blog for the Misti, and the Power Poppy blog for the gift code.  How cool is that!?!?!

Thanks a bunch for dropping by!!  I hope you've been inspired today!!  Have a super awesome weekend!!  And...

  Happy Stamping!


StampsLavender (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, White and Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Dies:  Classic Square (Spellbinders), Anja's Square Dies (Marianne Creatables)
CopicsBag ~ E47, E44, E43, E42, E42, Tags and Lavender ~ V17, V15, V12 Leaves and String ~ G28, G46, G24, YG23 Background ~ W5, W3, W1, W00 
AccessoriesMisti and Misti Creative Corners, Dimensional Tape, Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins)

StampsMove the Soul (Power Poppy)
Paper:  White and Black (PTI), Gold (Denami)
Ink:  Black Soot (Ranger), Versamark
Dies:  Stitched Fishtails (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse)
AccessoriesMisti, Misti Creative Corners, Eyelets (SU!), Gold Embossing Powder 
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