Friday, September 2, 2016

Hello Beautiful People!

What’s your creative world looking like these days? Need a little inspiration to whet that artsy whistle? Well then, you’ve come to the right place! We’re striking up the band for another Friday Bloom Brigade Parade! We also have a winner to share and a little inside info on a fun twist coming soon to Power Poppy challenges. I hope you’re buckled and ready to go?

First things first, we had such a fun time looking at all of your entries for our August challenge....

Your range of influence was wide and goodness, your creations were just as stellar as the inspiration cards. I absolutely LOVE challenges like this because it truly brings the goodness back full circle so that the designer knows that someone saw what they crafted and liked it so much, they wanted to copy it! Can you say WARM FUZZIES??? Tons of ’em! 

So, after all the cards were in, drew the number.....

And that means (drum roll please) the winner is..... LINDA PAIDER! Check out her dreamy watercolor washed card. It is a WOW card for sure using Power Poppy’s digital stamp set Created to Create....

Reading the description of Linda’s card, you see that she entered this beauty in a contest where challenge participants had to do a bit of journaling on their card. Don’t you just love the thought that someone could hug you in their thoughts? If only we could all FEEL those thoughts -- what a different world this would be. Thanks Linda for sharing your amazing artistry. Those flowy bits of colorful bands you’ve created for a background are, like I already said, DREAMY! Love the speckled accents too! 

Linda, to claim your prize, all you need to do is shoot us an email at and let us know what clear or digital stamp set you would like us to send your way!

Now it is time to turn things over to our colorful cast of creative characters also known as the Bloom Brigade so they can show you some of the crafty fun they’ve been stirring up this week!

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If you are wondering where September’s Power & Spark Challenge announcement is, well, I have to tell you, I don’t keep secrets very well -- especially when they are harmless to share and they deliver a little excitement. I HAVE to tell you that Marcella has a bit of jollification to share on Saturday! (Yes, that's a real word. I looked it up!) So, come on by tomorrow and see what she has in store for us! You won’t want to miss out on this flash of fun, meant to spark your creativity with a fresh supply of bursts!

Have a beautiful day!


  1. That is AHmazing....what a glorious in YOWZA! Love the entire design!

  2. Great card. The win is well deserved, congrats!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card Linda! Congratulations on your win!

  4. Oh, what beautiful cards the Bloomies made, and congratulations to Linda for winning the August Power & Spark challenge! It is well deserved, and her card is amazing! All her work is amazing! And now we wait for the big news today from Miss Marcy! Hugs, all! xoxo


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