Sunday, July 27, 2014

Farmers Market - a clear stamp set filled with goodness

Well hello there!

Today I am just giddy to tell you about our upcoming release, which drops August 1st. And not only is this new collection presented as clear photopolymer sets, but it consists of FIVE sets in all. Our biggest stamp release yet! For those of you who’ve been loving our flower-filled digital stamps from the past few months, there *might* be some familiar images—paired with a few surprises. OK, that’s pretty cryptic. Hope it’s enough of a tease to see you back at the Power Poppy Blog EVERY DAY THIS WEEK! The Bloom Brigade is creating up a storm to help us show off all the juicy jubilance! You’re going to want to see every day of the fun unfurl, I can just tell.

Our first set peek celebrates abundance, freshness, saturated color, a sense of community, and unlimited possibilities. It’s all about the Farmers Market!

I find something special—and sometimes overwhelming—about the visiting the market (and we have several amaaaaaazing ones here in St. Louis, including Soulard Market, one of the oldest and largest farmers markets west of the Mississippi River). Whether it’s a Saturday morning extravaganza with live music and hot coffee and bushel baskets everywhere you turn (like Tower Grove Farmers Market), or a late-afternoon affair, with vendors displaying everything from fresh herbs, local honey, and native wildflowers to grass-fed beef and gorgeous fresh eggs from free-range chickens (Schlafly and Webster Groves are two favorites) — I invariably come home with WAY. TOO. MUCH.

We hob-nob or be-bop or shimmy from stand to stand (no one sulks at a farmers market) and there’s a shoulder-to-shoulder coziness and sense of community. “We all get to be here surrounded by the earth’s bounty and tempted by fresh-grown goodness—can I get an amen?!” we say to one another without speaking. Folks standing in line to pick out the perfectly ripe heirloom tomato or the latest variety of colorful cauliflower—did you know it comes in orange and purple and bright chartreuse, along with beloved white? Comparing and contrasting the hot peppers, caressing the curly kale. Trying to gauge whether your family can finish off a peck of peaches before next week’s market day arrives. Let me tell you right now, if you’re thinking about buying peaches grown ’round these parts, just go ahead and get the bushel. 

OK, so I probably went on too long about the market. But I hope you feel a bit of the enthusiasm that went into the creation of this new set for you. Introducing: Farmers Market!

This fresh set of TEN clear stamps will be available to purchase on Friday, August 1, along with the other four sets in Power Poppy’s August “Share Your Sunshine” collection.

Annnnnnnd now it’s time for an abundant display of creative card inspiration from the Bloom Brigade!!! (“We all get to be here surrounded by these artists’ talents and tempted by their expertly crafted treasures while we sit in our PAJAMAS!—can I get an amen?!” we say to one another across the internet....)


Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Hope to see you back here, tomorrow, friends!


Allison Cope said...

Oh my, what a sight your market must be Marcella! I can almost smell those delicious looking peaches - nothing is better than that!!! This stamp set is another winner - can't wait to create ore with it! Mwah!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Marcella, I finished the blog hop and was delighted by each and every card the Bloom Brigade made! Stunning and yummy too! No, you didn't go too far in your farmer's market description! It's a wonderful place, and it is a wonderful feel of community! Since we grow all year here in South Florida, I Iove fresh fruit and veggies! Beautiful images I've seen so far, and I can't wait to see more!! Hugs, sweet friend!! Woohoo, five sets, eh? :)

Dina Kowal said...

Who says WE'RE not in our pajamas, hmm? Having soooo much fun with these! xo

Liz Williams said...

What a fresh and fun set!!! Love the sneak peeks.

Leslie Miller said...

Your photos are just wonderful, Marcy! Oh, how I love reading your posts and seeing what helps bring the images in your head to our hands. Lucky us!