Friday, December 11, 2015

Sharing the Joy!

Hello Sweet Stamping Friends, I hope you are feeling the joy of the season and cherishing all the beauty that it has to offer! I have heard from some of those in the stamping world that cardmaking has been cranked up a notch and that you are using your talents in this arena to deck out boxes and tags and bags! We'd love to see! If you have anything you've blogged about or put on Facebook or shared in a gallery, share a link in the comments section here! Sharing is what this craft is all about, isn't it?

And, speaking of sharing, we are trying to share a little design power to give you that creative spark in Power Poppy's latest Power & Spark Challenge! Check it out!  

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2015/12/time-to-rewind.html

HOW TO PLAY: Call this challenge Power & Spark Rewind! Why? Because to play along, all you need to do is play along with one of your favorite Power & Spark Challenges of 2015, rewind, and give it another go! Just that simple! You can read up on all the official rules in THIS challenge post as well as check out the links to past challenges! 

This challenge kicked off last Friday and already the entries are starting to pile up! Yippeeeee! So much eye candy! Like I love to do, I had to pick an artist to feature here on the ole Friday blog! 

So, let’s get to it!

I have to say that I absolutely adored these two creations from Barbara Walker of The Buzz! They are clean, colorful, crisp and downright lovely. Gold embossing is the perfect accent on a card being sent to usher in Christmas Greetings! Barbara used Power Poppy’s clear stamp set Botanical Tree and she truly brought out the best in this image in multiple cards she shared.

Here’s Barbara’s first version...


And then the second version in shades of red. I love the little star sequins she sprinkled on too! And, check out the homemade envelope. Well done Ms. Barbara!!


Be sure to stop by Barbara’s blog and read about all the details and her vision behind these card designs. 

And that, my friends is almost it for us this week. As you know, it wouldn't be a Friday without sharing some of the cards and creations from our talented design team The Bloom Brigade! And, like I always say, hop on over, say “hi” and ’'m sure you'll be wowed with what they came up with this week! 

Thanks for spending a bit of your day with us! Ally will be back with another Inspire Me Monday coming up in a few days. She didn't tell me about her project but did give me a hint that there's some hijinx involved that might give you a case of the giggles! Can't wait! We could all use a laugh on a Monday, right? See you then!

~Julie

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful card!! Love the colors on both!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  2. Oh, congratulations, Barb! I saw these gorgeous cards on your blog, and they are truly beautiful with the hand-made envelopes too. And what a fun blog hop today...wow! Loved it all! Hugs!

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  3. Thank you so much for the feature! Having Marcella's beautiful illustrations to start with makes creating fun and easy!

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  4. Oooh, I'm a little behind on my blog reading, but have to say congratulations to Ms Barb! I follow her blog and her work is consistently this beautiful. I know she is huge Power Poppy fan and I'm thrilled to see her work showcased here! Thanks for showing off her talents!! :)

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