We’ve got Power! We’ve got Spark!

Okay, I left my pom-poms at home but can you hear that cheer in today’s blog post title? Yes, sweet friends! It is the dawn of a new challenge, one designed to add a bit of design power and pair it with a zap of creative spark! This one is a fun one because it challenges us all to see a stamped image just a wee bit differently! So, without further ado, take a peek at new challenge for October...

HOW TO PLAY: Yours truly is hosting this month and here’s the gist of our Bits & Pieces Challenge. Start with a stamped image or a digital stamp print out and only use a piece of it. Nip it, cut it, crop it, punch it — doesn’t matter! We want to see what you can do with a partial image. If you take a gander at the photo above you can see what I mean! 

On to my creation! I have to say that my creation was definitely inspired by the fabulous Nancy Sheads over at Rowhouse Greetings. I saw THIS sweet card here and I was captivated by it. I loved the mostly white card and how those little bees and flowers just seemed to pop off the front of her card! So, I used her card to “CASE” it (copy and steal everything)! I did ask Ms. Nancy’s permission and thankfully, she was a-okay with it! 

Here’s my card...

Nancy may have used squares, but I opted to let my windows to these little Crabapple bits from Power Poppy’s clear stamp set Happy Crabapples be circles! If you want to know more about the details of this card, just hop on over to my blog HERE to read all about it! 

Here’s a close up of those little windows! 

And, as always, I had to add a little sparkle!!! So that, my friends, is it! I hope you join me this month for our Power of Spark Challenge and find a new way to look at some of those larger stamp images to highlight just a bit or piece! 

  • Use Power Poppy stamps if you have them, but if you don’t, this is a great way to WIN them
  • Link your creation below using our Linky (please use the exact URL from your post instead of a generic blog address.)
  • Please mention Power Poppy in YOUR blog or gallery post with a link back to THIS challenge
  • The winner will receive a free clear or digital stamp set of choice from the Power Poppy Shop
  • Enter as many cards as you’d like, as long as they fit the theme of the challenge!
  • Deadline to enter is October 31 @ 8:00pm EST. At that point, we'll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday of November!
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Before we get to our beloved Bloom Brigade’s cards for Power Poppy Friday, we do have a winner’s name to draw for our September Gifts From the Heart Power & Spark Challenge! threw all the entries into its computeristic hat and drew the number 10, which means last month’s winner is......


And here’s a picture of Mindy’s creation using Power Poppy’s digital stamp set Olive & Oak. Just take a second to breathe it all in......

I just could stare at the way Mindy colored in this autumnal image all day!!! If the shading and rustic hues don't get you, the stippled shadows sure will! I also love the elegant simplicity of her layout -- perfect for such a showstopper of a colored image, the card is a gift in itself! 

Mindy, please email us at and let us know which three digital stamp sets or which one clear stamp set you would like us to send your way and we’ll get that right to you! 

Now to our stars of the show -- our Bloom Brigade! It’s always a Friday treat to check in and see what they’ve been up to in their stamp rooms! So, hop on over and say “hello” while you're there!

Before we go, don’t forget to tune back in tomorrow when we help celebrate WORLD CARD MAKING DAY! We’ll have more to share from the Bloomies and we’ll tell you even more ways you can win some Power Poppy stamps! So, we'll see you back here then! 



CherylQuilts said...

Wow, what a great new challenge for October, and how exciting to see all the wonderful Bloomies and their ideas. They always inspire me. And congratulations, Mindy, for your win, and to Nancy for being highlighted and the inspiration for this challenge! Hugs!

Barb said...

What a fun challenge! I hope to play along. Those little peek-a-boo windows are adorable. And Mindy's card is just gorgeous! The rich jewel tones she used are perfect with this beautiful image.

Anonymous said...

I have been doing this in a sort of backward way I cut out the good parts of cards that didn't turn out right and use them to make a "new" card. sorry I don't have any way to post pictures. nice to see your ideas.

Carol Dee said...

This is my 1st time to join a Power Poppy challenge. I love the Power Poppy images so much.

Jenny Colacicco said...

Fab, time is right but I think I can slip it in below the radar - was a little preoccupied this month with new babies ;)