Thursday, October 20, 2016

Holiday Preview Day 5: Glistening Paperwhites

Hello there! Once again, you all amaze me with your kindness and your cool comments and observations — what a ball to read the reactions to our Fully Stocked stamp preview yesterday. Thanks for letting us know what you think. xoxo!!

A few quick notes before we get to Day 5, our final day of Holiday previews before our FULL BLOG HOP on Friday — check this out:


Oh yes! On release day, we will share a sale promotion throughout the store. Come join me for the announcement here on the blog Friday morning.... eeeee!!

And if I may share a note of excitement. I stopped at the grocery store last night and was rolling by the magazine aisle, and lookee lookee at what I found:


Might be a little hard to make out here, but I am holding the brand new issue of CardMaker magazine with Power Poppy featured on the COVER!!! The work of our very own Bloomie, Stacy Morgan, is highlighted on the FULL cover. Inside, you’ll find a very special feature and Q&A with ANOTHER of our Bloomies, Christine Okken. Can you believe this? But wait, there’s more. Power Poppy stamps are featured in a number of cards and tags throughout the magazine. And one of our fave customers and recent winner of the entire Holiday release, Donna Phelan, has a card featured, too! Go pick up a copy and you will have enough inspiration to last you through the Holidays! (Be sure to grab some new stamps, they used so many from our Happiest Holiday Collection.)

And now, back to today’s stamp set preview... what do you think of these refreshing winter colors?


Aren’t they a pleasant addition, if not a detour, from the traditional red-and-green holiday palette? I sure think so, because I don’t like anything too traditional, I always want to make things a little more unique and special. With this new stamp set, you can showcase the winter-wonderland tones of chalky blue-green and frosty white, crisp green and bronze or silver... really, there are so many directions you can take this beautiful bough, composed of Seeded Eucalyptus, Paperwhites (Narcissus jonquil) and Juniper! Presenting the next must-have set from Power Poppy: Glistening Paperwhites.



With our newest Holiday botanical, you get four large images with which you can create the most magical wintertime cards. Scripty sentiments range from Christmas through New Years, and will work for you all season long. I’m very proud of this one, I don’t think you’ve seen anything like it before!

Just wait until you see what the Bloom Brigade has done with this one, you are gonna FLIP OUT!! Seriously. Flip. Out. These cards are breathtaking, and I hope they inspire YOU to sit down in your craft space and rock out some fresh new card designs....


So grateful for this wonderful week, for friends coming around to say hello, for a fun surprise on the newsstand, and now... I have to race up to school for my kid’s conferences! Time for more coffee!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for ONE MORE CREATIVE PROJECT by the Bloomies, plus I will announce the big savings we’ll have storewide — a gift from me to you!

Thank you, dear ones!


16 comments:

  1. Oh how fun! The paperwhites are very pretty, and way cool about the CardMaker magazine. I do not think my store had it out yet.

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  2. This are gorgeous flowers! I have the digital Card Maker magazine and so excited to see Power Poppy stamps used. I am eager to sit and stamp with the magazine. So excited about this new release.

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  3. Breathtakingly beautiful. I am setting on go for tomorrow. With the new sets and the sets from last year, I cannot decide what to use for my Christmas Card this year. I am so excited for you with the magazine, and hope to get a copy soon.

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  4. Everything looks so amazing... but then I would expect nothing less. I will be at the airport on my way to visit a cousin in Prince Edward Island tomorrow morning but I am sure there must be somewhere that has WiFi so I can order my stamps!!! :)

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  5. How wonderful to have a magazine so full of Power Poppy goodness! Another gorgeous set!!

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  6. Stacy' cover is what I drooled over, how fabulous! I just filled my coffee cup and will go and re-read Christine's Q & A. Thanks so much for the shout out....I'll always remember my 1st, publication that is lol Ooooh I can smell the beautiful aroma of the paperwhites, juniper and eucalyptus....mmmmm off to HOP!

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  7. So nice to see Power Poppy all over the magazine!! Love the new image!! So lovely!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  8. How exciting to be on the cover, congratulations!! You have the absolute gorgeous stamps. Loving the new release and the color scheme is refreshing. Can't wait for Friday.

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  9. Congrats on the cover! Very exciting news! The Paperwhites are so beautiful, and the juniper and eucalyptus! Can't wait to see these lovely designs featured on the hop today!

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  10. Congratulations on the cover! It is so very much deserved. I WAS flipping when I saw this stamp, but then I ran into the coffee table and a chair and thought that I had better settle down. 😂 I do love paperwhites, and the blues and greens with it, but I would probably break down and eventually paint those berries red...while eating M & M's. I don't know if you remember me but I am such a rebel that way! 😜

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  11. What an honour to take the cover with the beautiful work here. Congratulations

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  12. WOW Marcella, this IS a beautiful set! Love the colours too. I absolutely love the card and tag Stacy had made and it DESERVES to be on a magazine cover! Cudos to her and to your design! Off to finish the hop...

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  13. Such a pretty set! Love this!

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  14. Congrats on the magazine and thanks so much for such beautiful stamps and examples to make our card making so much fun.

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  15. Congrats on your great magazine news. Well deserved. Also, thanks for another beautiful release. Off to see the inspiration.

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