Friday, August 5, 2016

Apples in Season digi remix; August Challenge; Bloomie Fun!

Howdy Happy Stampers! Are you ready for a wild and creative ride? We sure have one in store today, I tell ya! We have a new challenge, some winnings to announce, a brand new addition to the Power Poppy Instant Garden and a little show and tell from our fabulous team of designers! Can you even stand it?

So, first things first, being that this is the 5th and you KNOW we release new digital stamp images on the 5s -- 5th, 15th and 25th -- we have a little something to help you savor the flavors of fall!

INTRODUCING: Apples in Season

http://powerpoppy.com/products/apples-in-season


You’ll have to stay tuned because I happen to know for a fact that several of the Bloomies and
Instant Gardeners used this delish image for their creations that they are showing off today. Woot woot!

Before we get to that fab link list, we have a brand new challenge to unveil for August and this one is a super duper fun one! Why? Because you get to.....


HOW TO PLAY: What? We are actually encouraging theft here? No, not really. We want you to surf the rolling waves of creativity here in the blogosphere, on Pinterest, and in social media—and find some Power Poppy inspiration. Once you’ve picked a card to be inspired by, we want you to go all C.S.I. and Copy, Steal and Inspire. Copy the original layout, Steal the idea and then Inspire with your own take on the original. What I love about this challenge is the fact that it encourages us to share and then let other card designers know when something they’ve done really strikes a creative chord! How fun is that? We can’t wait to see what you choose to copy and how you make it your own. Remember to source your original inspiration so we can see where you got your idea.



THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Use Power Poppy stamps for this challenge please! We’d love it if the card that inspired your creation was using Power Poppy stamps as well.
  • 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 August 31 @ 8:00pm EST.  At that point, we’ll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday of September!

If you need a little creative inspiration to get you in the spirit -- let me share what I whipped up for this little challenge! 

First, I have to mention that THIS creation by the lovely Stacy Morgan was my inspiration. As you click on over to see her card, you'll see that it was a HUGE influence right down to the placement of the bling! I just loved the sweet result and wanted to have a little fun copying her design.



And, if you want to read up on all the card deets, just head on over to my blog HERE for all the bits and parts! What I love about this challenge is the fact that you can really just be inspired and create in the moment -- not a lot of thought, but a lot of admiration for the designer that inspired you! So, thanks Stacy! 

AND NOW, we get to --- drum roll please -- pick the winner from our July Power & Spark B Happy Challenge! Are you ready? We had so many great entries that I just loved trolling around the linky to see what new additions sprouted from day to day!

After all the entries were in, random.org drew the number....

That means the lucky winner is.....

NANCY a.k.a. HUMMINGBIRD GARDEN over on SCS! 



Check out this sweet and simple design using the digital stamp Asters Abuzz. From the embossed card base to the dainty little die cut edges, Nancy nailed it with this one! Nancy, if you want to email us at bloom@powerpoppy.com and share what clear or digital stamp set you’d like us to send you along with your snail mail addy, we’ll get your goodies right to you!

Goodness, that was a lot of goodness to digest, huh? AND, we have more! The Bloomies and Instant Gardeners are on deck to share their handiwork with all of you, and many of them are bringing our freshly remixed Apples in Season digital set to life:

 

 
 
 

 


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to tune back in on Monday when the fabulously talented Ally Cope shares some tips and tricks in the next installment of Inspire Me Monday. See you back here then!

~Julie


7 comments:

  1. Congrats to Nancy on the win for last month's challenge! I am a big fan of sharing ideas for cardmaking so the new challenge sounds good to me. The apple image is so pretty!

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  2. Oh WOW!! this is going to be fun!!! I'm going to go surf around to see what can CSI to participate in this great challenge.
    Thank you guys for always inspire me to play along.
    Hugs.
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  3. I have my card ready to link but the linky isn't up yet, lol! I've got it posted on my blog so I'll keep checking. Thanks!

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  4. Wow, thank you. I am thrilled to win. Love your stamps. I have only recently started using digital and am really happy with your sets. The images are wonderful and so much fun to work with.

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  5. I randomly selected Stacy to 'copy' and I'm so happy I did as it's been ages since I made a card with a die cut frame. Thanks for the inspiration always - great cards DT.

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  6. The linkup is closed...here is my entry: http://craftisanstudios.com/2016/08/power-poppy-apple-coloring/

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    1. Oh Kim, thank you so much. The link has been updated!

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