Friday, January 15, 2016

Sunshine & Good Thoughts!

Hello all and the happiest of Fridays to you! How’s your week going so far? We hope that it has brought nothing but sunshine and good thoughts! 

Today, we’re here to deliver a bit more sunshine thanks to the vivid imaginations of our designers, who never seem to disappoint in the creativity department! We’ll share the links to our Bloomies a little later on in this regularly scheduled blog post. But first, last week we kicked off something new and fun! That’s right, it’s a FUN Power & Spark Challenge to kick off the NEW year. Chick-Check-Checkity it out!

If you missed us last week or didn’t catch the details, here’s hostess Tosha Leyendekker's challenge in a nutshell: All you need to do is STRETCH YOURSELF! This is a double challenge that encourages you not only to create a card with a tall format but stretches your creativity by encouraging you to try or use something new in the process! You can read up on all the official details HERE. That’s also the spot where you’ll link up your card once you finish playing along! We can’t WAIT to see what you whip up! 

Want a peek at one of the entries that already caught our eye? Take a look at this colorful wonder by the talented Tricia Traxler using both the Cozy Cupfuls and Potted Primroses (for the fun sentiment) stamp sets! The bright colors just make me wanna smile! We especially love seeing Cozy Cupfuls, which was released with our Holiday collection, done up in such punchy, saturated shades of pink, yellow, and green. Perfect!

So, follow along with Ms. Tricia and take us up on this challenge! After all, if you win, you get to pick which Power Poppy stamp set you get to add to your collection! Fun stuff!

Speaking of fun stuff, we give you.... The Bloom Brigade! Hopscotch your way through our list to see what fun these crafty cats are showcasing on their blogs today!

Be sure to come on back for Inspire Me Monday, as you’ll be treated to a project with Kathy Racoosin that’s so sweet, you’ll be ready to pounce for Valentine’s Day crafting.

Then, on Tuesday, we’ll be unveiling the very newest addition to our Instant Garden a.k.a. our digital stamp sets! Wanna peek? Okay, okay!! Take a gander! This image was literally ripped from Marcella’s drawing board -- how cool is that???

Now, don’t you want to see the WHOLE thing? And, just when you thought there couldn’t be any more to look forward to... we’re going to introduce you to our newest member of the Instant Gardeners design team. She’s got a huge heart, a beautifully classic style, and her cards have started quite the buzz around the Power Poppy HQ. Come on back NEXT TUESDAY, January 19th, and get ready to be WOWED!

Have a fabulous weekend, with even more sunshine and good thoughts — and we’ll see you back here soon!



Tricia T said...

Aww! Thanks for featuring my card! That warmed my heart on this cold winter's morning! :) Can't wait to see the new digi!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, as always, what a fun and inspiring blog hop by the Bloomies! You are all so amazing and gifted! Thank you, and I wish you all a happy and fun weekend! Hugs!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card by Tricia. Can't wait to see the new digi..
Moxie Craftie

Karen W said...

All the cards are fantastic and the new release looks so exciting, can't wait for Tuesday!!!

CherylQuilts said...

I forgot to say that Tricia's card is so beautiful!! Congratulations on being spotlighted today!

Ann said...

Wonderful card and from the little peek I'm getting of that digi I can't wait to see more.