Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Free Coloring Downloads • Winners for Week 1

Hello, my friends!

I’d first like to give a heartfelt thank you for being such a generous and brave group of gals. I love that so many of you felt comfortable submitting your FAVORITE quotes to our very first Power and Sparklette Challenge. And several of you have already left the most inspiring stories of “Doing It Anyway” for Week 2 of the Mini Challenges (haven’t seen that one yet, well click here to head on over.)

Well, I told you I would be announcing the “winners” of the Week 1 challenge, and I will not disappoint, even though it’s a bit late in the day... ahem. (Blaming computer problems, sorry folks, my Mac called in sick even though my pens were workin’ overtime.)

Just to remind you, we are hoping to cause a wonderful disruption in your creative flow by going a little deeper, to ignite courage, can-do spirit, and honestly, to give a jolt to the mental space that we artists get into when we set to work making art. And so, we asked:

Share a favorite quote, saying, or verse that inspires you. 

There were soooooo many wonderful quotes in the list, my ladies (and I do know there are a few gents out there). In fact, there was such enlightenment and encouragement on that thread of comments, I hope you’ll visit the original post if you haven’t done so yet, and jot down a few to add to your journals or your post-it notes or wherever it is you write down nourishing thoughts that catch your attention.

I said that I would choose a winning quote and illustrate it as FREE digital download for coloring and creating. But sugar-peas, I could not narrow it down to one. In reviewing the quotes, I noticed a few overarching themes: one was having the strength/courage/moxie to do what we need or want to do, and the other was letting go and releasing the need to be in control. Such a different type of message for different situations, but each obviously important to you all. So I have chosen TWO, and you may visit our website right now and download them for FREE from the store!! Right now! The first winning submission was from Diane, who wrote:
“Let it Be” from the Beatles. I having been reminding myself of this for years. I tend to be a “fixer” and I need to remember that I am not meant to fix everything for everyone. Let go and let God.
I give you, Let It Be. Click below to get this downloadable coloring image (it is about 5" across and is resizable to suit your needs):

Next we have a passage from the Bible that many of you found great comfort in, and I have to admit that I too feel both a tremendous relief and a firmer backbone when I remember this one... As Lisa K. said:
My favorite verse is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 This speaks to me when I have hard days. I lean on Christ to give me strength as I often do not have it totally by myself.
Thank you to all who submitted this inspiring passage: Susan, Cheryl, Julie, and Lisa K, and here is I Can Do All Things:

Now folks, you’ll need to go ahead and check-out to get the downloads, but you will not be charged for either one, and you may get both if you’d like. You don’t even need a promotional code.

Thank you again for being such good, good people. You make my heart all cozy! I will probably end up using some of the other quote ideas in future stamp sets — my inspiration cup runneth over!

It’s not too late to enter our Week 2 Challenge (we all love to read what YOUR experiences have been, and you could win a $25 gift code in our store if you share). Be prepared for Week 3’s Mini Challenge to be announced on Saturday.

In the meantime... Thursday, Sept 15, we have a new digital stamp set release PLUS a big coloring and sale promotion kicking off with our friends at Passionate Paper Creations ... I hope you’ll be back to see us soon. We are running around like nuts with all of this excitement, ANNNNND there will SOON BE HOLIDAY CLEAR STAMPS!!! Phew. A lot of action in the Power Poppy HQ. Peace out!


Danni said...

How wonderful! Looking forward to all that is to come with Power Poppy!!

creatingincolors said...

Marcella, you are awesome! Thank you so much for illustrating these wonderful quotes and offering them to us at no charge. I love and use both of those quotes.

Conniecrafter said...

Thanks , it was nice being able to figure out how to do a downloadable file, so easy to do!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh love these Marcy. Thank you.

Leslie Miller said...

You are awesome, Marcy! Thank you!

Davi said...

These are lovely, excited to use them! Thanks for sharing :)

Tracy said...

Thank you for the freebies!