Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Storm Chaser Update: Reporting from the scene of Power Poppy’s new release

Hello, hello! And thank you for tuning in. We’ll be sharing all of the updates about the storm.

Yes, lately I’ve been drawing up a storm. A whirling, swirling, howling storm I tell you! A storm of brushstrokes, wild scribbling, intense periods of stippling and crosshatching followed by pencil shavings piling up so high, they blocked traffic from the studio to the living room. It could almost be described as a torrent of fresh ideas smashing through weeks of holiday busy-ness and deadlines.

Not to make light of the current storm situation... I’m no weather girl, but I believe there’s another kind of storm whirling and swirling right this moment in the Northeast. One that’s blanketing entire states with fresh pow. From what I can gather, folks have been told to stay inside with their stockpiled supplies, and get underneath their afghans and cozy up with their hot coffee, and get this, the main thing being touted for maximum snowbound entertainment is the Power Poppy blog hop. We’re previewing our fantastic, fun, and fiesty February release—FIVE ALL NEW CLEAR SETS—starting today.

Let’s distract ourselves from the snowy stuff and get tropical! Who’s up for orchids?


For the flower lovers out there, I’m going to go out on a limb and announce that Orchids Rock is going to be a must-have.

I mean it, it just may be one of my favorite sets I’ve drawn—ever!!! The initial Storm of Creativity (which is also the name of this collection), that put this set in motion is about to hit the cardmaking countryside. I can already tell, because I’ve gotten sneaky peeks at what the Bloom Brigade have been making with these images, and every single thing I’ve seen has knocked my socks off. Just check out what Christine made for our Inspire Me Monday tutorial yesterday!

Still skeptical of the fun you can have with Orchids Rock? May I share some really incredible examples to help you see the light? Bloom Brigade, let’s rock!!!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

I hope you’ll stop back by tomorrow, because we have FIVE FULL DAYS of this good stuff to share... in the meantime, stay cozy, and above all stay safe. xoxoxo!



Karen W said...

OMG Marcella you out did yourself on these, I can't wait for the 1st!!

Maria A. said...

Goodness Marcella, this set is gorgeous, I can only imagine you, in your studio, sharpening pencils, getting the amazing images in your head onto paper to create this wonderful stamp sets for all of us to enjoy. What an incredible artist you are!!
I can't wait till February 1st., this sneak peeks are just making my greedy little hands itch in anticipation.
Thank you for sharing your creativity with us in such a lovely way.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Marcy, I just LOVE your blog post today! Hehe! It's so you and gives me a "mind picture" of you as you've been so inspired and busily drawing away!! Well, I just LOVE orchids, and I do mean love! We have five orchids that are now blooming and two more coming. Oh, they are gorgeous, and I am inspired by them. Am making my way to each of the Bloomies' blogs and know that I will be delighted by each one!! And I love the name of this February release! Hugs to all!

Nancy said...

Oh Marcella, What an amazing stamp set. The beautiful flowers get my mind off of the snow storm here on the east coast and dreaming of Spring right around the corner!!!

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous set. Oh, the fussy cutting I could do with these.