Friday, December 2, 2016

Some Sweet Treats for YOU!

Hello Sweet Stamping Friends! Welcome to another Power Poppy Friday that's designed to share a healthy dose of positivity and creativity in one fell swoop! It's the first Friday of the month, which means that we not only kick off a brand new Power & Spark Challenge, but we share the winner from last month's challenge as well! 

This month's hostess is the wonderful Christine Okken and today, she's challenging us all to make up some.....


HOW TO PLAY: The idea behind this Power & Spark Sweet Treats Challenge is just as easy as it appears. As Christine shares, it's really all about the spirit of giving! 

"The idea is to create something that will be a sweet treat for someone else (so think card, tag, hostess gift, etc) designed to help with those quick Christmas gifts."

And here's a peek at an amazing little sweet treat that Christine whipped up for this challenge using the 'Scooter Santa' from Power Poppy's Action Santa set to pull off this small but mighty display of creativity! Red M & Ms with a little Santa inspired black belt? Well, that is darling and yummy at the same time if I don't say so myself! 



If you need a few extra gift giving ideas, please check out Christine's Inspire Me Monday tutorial HERE for a step-by-step on a trio of positively festive ideas! They are all wonderful to sock away for not just this most wonderful time of the year but really any occasion that lends itself to gift giving! 

THE OFFICIAL RULES:

  • Use Power Poppy stamps if you have them, if not, it is a great way to win some! 
  • 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 December 31 @ 8:00pm EST. At that point, we’ll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday of January!

Because it's a new month, it also means we have to dig our hand deep down into the virtual hat, mix it up and pull out a name to win last month's challenge! So, the fabulous Random.org drew the number....



Which means our lucky winner is......

CAMILLE SHORT!


And here is Camille's beautiful pearl encrusted creation using Power Poppy's digital stamp Hollyberries! 


I personally love how Camille fussy cut and layered her beautifully colored images just for that extra bit of pop. And, let's not forget the fun die cut and layered card! This is a beauty -- and it's one that the recipient will most certainly swoon over!

And, just because we love to share--- here's a sampling of some of the WOW WORTHY cards and creations that were submitted over the last month! ;-)


This first one by Anita Madden using Power Poppy's Bottlebrush Holidays stamp set just made me smile. Everything about it is just perfect in my book -- from the delicate background paper to the sentiment flag to the color of sequins she used to make this a shaker card. It's all perfect! And, I didn't even mention the soft colors she used to deck out the trees! Well done Ms. Anita! 


Gloria Stengel's  whimsical and wonderful holiday creation used not only real life jingle bells but Power Poppy's Bough Wow Wow stamp set! I love the layers, the ribbons and the bold and bright colors she used to bring this Christmas creation to life!


And last but certainly not least is this ombre delight by Pauline Godfrey using Power Poppy's Simple Joys stamp set! Goodness, I love the gradation of color and how it all just feels so mellow! Can you say -- perfectly balanced? I love the non-traditional colors as well!

Now it's time to turn things over to the best bunch of designers in all of blog land -- the Bloomies! They've been busy in their creative spaces and I know you'll want to see firsthand what they've been up to! ;-)


Stay tuned to the Power Poppy blog because on Monday, we've got a treat for you all! It's the 5th, which means we'll have another Digi on the 5s release, adding another illustration to our ever-expanding Instant Garden i.e. digital stamp collection! See you back here soon!

~Julie


17 comments:

  1. Ooooh everything is so pretty! Great job everyone!

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  2. Perfectly FUN Challenge, Christine, love your sweet treat creation! Beautiful cards, congrats to the winner and shout outs! Merry Merry!

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    1. I keep getting that 'This InLinkz widget is not allowed in this website.' I have tried deleting cache and everything else I could think of. I hope adding my link here will be okay, Thanks! http://craftingbytheseashore.blogspot.com/2016/12/sweet-merry-treats.html

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    2. Grrrr.... something is amiss. Thank you so much for posting your link here, Donna. I am going to switch services before the next challenge — this is too frustrating! xoxo

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  3. Awesome challenge for the Christmas Season Christine, the stamp sets I just bought arrived yesterday, I can't wait to play!!!
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  4. Congratulations Camille! Such a beautiful card! And a perfect challenge for this month! Beautiful creation Christine!

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  5. Congratulations to the talented stampers whose cards were showcased in the blog today. They are gorgeous! And what a fun blog hop by the Bloomies, who never cease to delight! Hugs, all! xoxo

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  6. Woo Hooo....so excited to see I'm a winner! Thanks, Everyone! So......how do I get my prize - I've seriously been eyeing up the new digital set "Stand Here!" LOL!

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    1. Hi there Camille!! Congratulations to you on a beautiful entry! Please send me an email at bloom@powerpoppy.com and let me know if you would like one Clear stamp (please look at our shop online and choose one that is in stock, unless you're OK waiting a little bit) or if you are interested in Digital stamps, you may choose three! Just tell me the names and I'll send them right over! Thank you for playing along!! ~m

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  7. Super cute jar of candy and Santa tag by Christine. Fun challenge this month. Congrats to Camille. And Merry Christmas to all.

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  8. Thanks for sharing my card! I am tickled pink!!!

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  10. These are all beautiful and big congrats to Camille, wonderful creation.xx

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  11. Yeah, just got my first Power Poppy stamps and I love them. Thanks so much Marcella. Hugz

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  12. Gorgeous DT projects - I'm so gonna copy Christine's treat jar next year!
    I'm not sure if my tags count as I haven't used Power Poppy stamps, but here's the link:
    https://rubydoobydoocrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/santa-and-mrs-claus-and-some-tags.html

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  13. Gorgeous DT projects - I'm so gonna copy Christine's treat jar next year!
    I'm not sure if my tags count as I haven't used Power Poppy stamps, but here's the link:
    https://rubydoobydoocrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/santa-and-mrs-claus-and-some-tags.html

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  14. My family on the West Coast called twice over the holidays--not to thank us for the gifts we sent, but to rave about the beautiful tags--thanks Marcella and the Bloomies, for giving me loads of inspiration and wonderful material to work with again for the holidays.

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~marcella