Friday, April 21, 2017

A Few Friday Showstoppers

Hello you beautiful people and happy Friday to you all! We hope you have a skip in your step and a bit of sunshine in your heart. We sure do! Especially after seeing all the fabulous crafty endeavors out there on the web putting Power Poppy in the spotlight! 

If you received our newsletter last night, you had a running start on our Surprise Birthday Sale just announced — check it out if you’ve been wanting to stock up on flowery favorites on get a huge jumpstart on the Holidays...

That’s right — two ways to save!! Buy 3 clear stamps and get a 4th one free (use code BIRTHDAYGIFT) or if you’d prefer, take 15% off everything in the store with 15% off (use code YAY15OFF). It’s our birthday month and we are all over the place with surprises! Enjoy, enjoy!

Did you see we have a new addition to our Instant Garden? Goodness, if you missed that announcement on Wednesday, click HERE to see this amazing new illustration that I am sure you will be chomping at the bit to color up! It’s a simple, swaying drawing that you can have colored up in minutes. Go see!

If you haven't played along yet in our versatile challenge for April’s “Pick-a-Sketch”, we think it would be a perfect thing to take on this weekend:

There are already quite a few entries and only ten days left to take in some sketchy fun! Check out all 'the deets' on the challenge HERE! 


Time now for our little weekly show and tell sharing just a little bit of what we love about your use of Power Poppy in blog and social media land! 

Lisa Johansen (@alcojo94 on Instagram) really rocked Power Poppy's Leaping Trout digital stamp set! And, she has good reason! Can you believe the lake across the street from her house is full of these guys? Her hubby and kids love to catch them so she can cook them up for dinner. YUM! She even gave the digital version a bit of razzle dazzle and irridescence with the help of a sparkly gel pen! 

I have to say, I just love the vivid pop of white that Dedre Wolff (@dedrewolff on Instagram) achieved with this clean and classy card. That mondo blossom from Tiger Lily XL is so pretty. Dedre proves that there are times when nothing "extra" is needed to show a dramatic kind of style. Purple is also one of my favorite colors -- so she also scored major points there too! :-)

What an honor it was to see this creation above from Crissy Armstrong! Why is it an honor? Well, Crissy is an illustrator herself and makes her own line of stamps! That she took time out of her day to savor one of Marcella's images (Everything’s Rosy) is a very nice compliment. Just breathe in all that petal detail? Ah-MAZ-ing! Crissy shows EXACTLY how she achieved this depth of color and detail with her colored pencils on her blog, it’s filled with tips and photos of her process. Thank you, Crissy!

Jenny Colacicco, (@soulbyte on Instagram) got her hands on a soon-to-be-released sprout from our digital line and man, is this little snippet just a tease or what? Just look at that bit of dreamy watercolor! And to think Jenny did this after her sweet little daughter went to bed. You'll have to stay tuned -- this one will be popping up in the Power Poppy Shop on Tuesday! Squeeee!!!

Well if that wasn't just a slice of pure inspiration -- there's more peeps! We have the Bloomies ready and waiting to show off some of the things they've been creating, putting those fabulous creative juices to use! Click on over and see....

And, that's not all my sweet stamping friends, the ever-so-talented Jessie Banks will be “in the house” Monday for another Inspire Me Monday to kick off your creative week.

Have an amazing weekend and we'll see y'all back here real soon.


CherylQuilts said...

Wow, what a wonderful selection of stunning cards and artwork that are featured this week, and the Bloomies were fabulous! I loved each of their cards...such fun! Hugs, all! xoxo

Dedra Wolff said...

Lovely cards- I hardly feel worthy to be included. **blush** Always so inspired by your art and your words. -Dedra Wolff (@dedrawolff)

Lisa said...

Wow, to be included alongside such stunning cards is truly an honor, thank you!

Amazing cards by Dedre and Crissy!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, thank you so much Julie, I feel so honoured and I hardly know what to say about your compliments on my work!!! Just know that I appreciate it so much, and for the link up too! You made my day!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards. Congrats ladies.