Friday, June 17, 2016

A NEW Green Thumb! ;-)

Hello all and happy Friday to you! Ready for a little Power Poppy Parade? We sure have one and it is just for YOU! We scoured blog land for some inspiration and boy did we find it! So without further ado.....


Leslie Miller is a name you've surely come to know and love over the years, not only because she used to be a member of our beloved Bloom Brigade, but because she's an amazing artist and all around awesome person too! When I stumbled upon this card she made using the Juicy Strawberries digital stamp set, I couldn't help but 1. squeal and 2. want to share! I love the perfect decorative paper she found and then, the addition of the little die cut leaves and flowers that truly take on the blossoms of a strawberry plant. Add in coloring perfection and a fun layout and BAM -- we have a winner folks! Don't you agree?

Speaking of perfect, I think Jessie Banks knocked it out of the park with this Simply Camellias creation. Ee Gads! Look at that coloring, will you? I love how the sentiment takes center stage but the flowers truly bolster the beauty! Way to go Jessie, we love sharing pretty much anything you create! 

Goodness, I love our Show and Tell time here at Power Poppy! Before we turn things over to our Bloomies to see what they have up their creative sleeves, I wanted to share something that you may have missed! First up, on Wednesday, Power Poppy released a brand new addition to the Instant Garden called Rose & Chamomile. This digital set features not one but two stunning rose illutsrations and a sentiment that helps share words of comfort. You can check out the set HERE. 

When it comes to new additions -- we also have a brand new paper crafting green thumb that we've added to the team of Instant Gardeners! We briefly introduced her the other day but I'd love it if you gave a big round of applause and heck, if you're a hugger, send along a virtual hug while you are at it to......


Nancy is the creative genius behind Rowhouse Greetings, where she shares her creations on her blog and at her Etsy shop. Here she is above with her hubby at "the happiest place on earth!" Here's what Ms. Nancy had to say about her creative pursuits! 

I’ve been a crafter for years – my grandmother taught me to crochet when I was five years old – and over the years, I’ve learned how to sew, knit and cross stitch. A couple of years ago, I wandered into Photo Scraps, my local scrapbook store, and Tracy Beck and her staff introduced me to the world of papercrafting. On a whim, I tried out Copic coloring at the store’s Demo Day and the rest, as they say, was history. I had found my medium! I’ve had the opportunity to study with some of the best instructors – Rhea Weigand, Jennifer Dove, and Cindy Lawrence -- who have always gone out of their way to help me improve my craft. I live in a nineteenth century rowhouse in the heart of Baltimore with my husband and three very spoiled cats. My husband is my biggest cheerleader and has encouraged me every step of the way. More importantly, he looks the other way when I run up my credit card buying Copic markers (and even MORE scrapbook paper). He’s my home team and I wouldn’t have come this far without him to cheer me on.

Thanks Nancy! How sweet is it when you have beautiful people to support you, teach you and cheer you on! You can rest assured that when you joined this Power Poppy family, you added more than a dozen extra cheerleaders to the mix! :-) Welcome sweet lady!

Time now to move things along and see what our sisters in stamping, the Bloom Brigade, whipped up this week to share!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to tune in next Monday when Ms. Kathy Racoosin of swings by to drop a little stamping and coloring knowledge on all of us! Can't wait! See you all then!



Kathy Jones said...

WOW! So much happy news! YAY to see Leslie playing with Power Poppy and beautiful as always!! A big WELCOME to Nancy - love your work!! :)

Heidi Stamps said...

Lovely cards! And welcome to Nancy!

Leslie Miller said...

Hey, thanks, Julie! Still lovin' on my Power Poppy. That will never change! Jessie always does fabulously beautiful work, and now I've become a fan of Nancy, as well. Awesome work, girls!!

Lisa Lara said...

Beautiful cards to showcase by Leslie and Jessie. Welcome Nancy so nice to learn about you.

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL cards! Congratulations, Nancy!!!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful creations by Leslie and Jessie!! Congrats!! Also congrats to Nancy!! Welcome!!
Moxie Craftie

CherylQuilts said...

Wow! I love both Leslie's and Jessie's cards! Fabulous coloring. And it's so nice to have Nancy on our Instant Gardener team! And wow, did the Bloomies delight us with all the gorgeous cards! Loved each one! Now I look forward to the sneak peeks coming soon! Big hugs!