Friday, June 3, 2016

So Much HAPPY!

Hello all and HAPPY WEEKEND AHEAD! We have so much fun headed your way, you might just want to grab a cup (or glass) of your favorite drink and settle in for a little visit! What’s going on, you say? We have a new challenge! A fun weekend celebration! A sale! A winner from last month’s Power & Spark Challenge and.... some extra fab creations from our beloved Bloomies!

LET’S GET ON WITH THE SHOW...

First up, we card makers love, love, love to create and share and this challenge, hosted by the one and only Cindy “Marathon Mama” Lawrence, is ALL ABOUT sharing! So, let’s hear it for the...



HOW TO PLAY: How many times have you created a card only to have it sit in a basket waiting for that perfect occasion? This time, let’s flip that around and create a card with someone in mind and then, slap a stamp on that baby and put it in the mail! Keep in mind, we want this to be a card “just because.” Sure special occasions are important, but THE HAPPY MAIL CHALLENGE is all about simply sharing the love – not for birthdays or graduations or anniversaries—a “just because you care” kind of card for someone you’ve had on your mind. The challenge runs through June 30th at 8PM EST for a chance at a Power Poppy stamp set of choice.

You might have picked up that I called Cindy the "Marathon Mama" -- well, last weekend she entered her very first! So, this little challenge was a beautiful way to share a little love with the friend that trained each and every day with her. How sweet is that and how sweet is this little number? 


Cindy used one of my absolute favorite images -- the little cup of buttercups -- in the set Marcella's Mixtape Vol. 1. and dressed it up in such a cute and folksy way. I love the gingham, the twine and the fun little enamel dots she used to set off her perfectly colored image! (Note, this stamp set is out of stock, but look for this sweet up of flowers coming soon to our Instant Garden of digis!)

Doesn't that make you want to jump in your creative space and figure out who to send your work of heart to? Goodness, what fun! 

THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Use Power Poppy stamps for this challenge please!
  • 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 June 30 @ 8:00pm EST.  At that point, we’ll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday of July!

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Did you play along in last month’s May Flowers Power & Spark Challenge? Well, if you did, listen up! After putting all the entries into our fancy schmancy number generator, this is who was chosen!


And that means the winner is....... 

PAULINE GODFREY! 


The way Pauline colored up those flouncy tulips (from the Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher digital stamp set) is to die for! The fun die cut, sequins, decorative paper and lace all just bring this little number to life! Beautiful Pauline! Simply beautiful! For winning our Power & Spark May Flowers Challenge, you get to choose a clear or digital stamp set to add to your collection! Just email us at bloom@powerpoppy.com to let us know your snail mail addy and your pick and we’ll get your winnings in the mail!

MORE FUN NEWS!

So, we’ve shared the Power & Spark Challenge for June but that’s not all that's going on right now with Power Poppy! We are hosting a fun-filled weekend over at the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends’ Facebook Page -- ALL WEEKEND LONG! 


Play along and be a Power Poppy Peep all weekend long! Grab your favorite coloring medium and let’s see what you’ve got. Feeling fruity? Ready to Blossom? Need to crank up the tunes? We feel your passion! Now, put it on paper and show us your finished colored Power Poppy image. Put your link as a comment in the Power Poppy post on Passionate Paper Creations & Friends' Facebook page and we’ll draw one lucky winner to nab a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop.

10% OFF thru SUNDAY
Stock up on Power Poppy stamps to play! Enter discount code MORECOLOR at checkout to get 10% off any clear or digital stamp sets that your little heart desires! We can’t wait to see what you pick and help make blossom with your creative skills. (In-stock clear sets only, offer ends Sunday, June 5th at midnight central).

Well, there has been a lot of blossoming going on in the stamp rooms of some of our favorite card designers. Stop by, say “hi” and as I love to say, prepare to be amazed at the creative talents of our Bloomies!



If all of this wasn’t enough, we should tell you that Power Poppy is back with our Digis on the 5s digital stamp set release, next one is June 5. Sunday, we’ll release a trio of digital stamp sets that are PERFECT for the dudes in your life. These outdoorsy images come just in time to wish those men in your life a very Happy Father's Day! So, be sure to swing by and see what our Power Poppy Peep-in-Chief Marcella has up her insanely talented sleeve!

Until then!
~Julie

8 comments:

  1. I am all new to this but love the digi's I have purchased and this challenge sound like fun...and incentive to get that card made..'just because'...xx

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    1. Annie, I'm so glad you have found these stamps!! They are lovely!!

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    2. Thanks Berina, I have found a new venture on a new journey and love it...blown the budget but life is about being happy. The discount code was a great treat thanks Marcella.xx

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  2. Oh what a great challenge. Yep I am guilty of just piling up the cards. It is so fun to receive happy mail. Thank you for the discount code Marcella. I'm going shopping.

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  3. Love this month's challenge, though I'm not sure if I'll be able to make a card. Congrats to Pauline :)
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  4. Congrats Pauline, gorgeous card! FUN Challenge, Cindy--another gorgeous card!

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  5. The tulips in image has always been one of my favorites! I love it and am so glad I have it.

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  6. Congratulations, Pauline! What a gorgeous card! And, Cindy, what a fabulous challenge for June! I really need this push to just make a card for someone to send. Loved the wonderful blog hop and all the gorgeous cards! And a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Miss Marcy!! xoxo

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