Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday's Good Vibe 5


Hello my friends! It’s a big day around here, and I’m super stoked to serve up a hardy helping of goodness for you. Welcome to our new column: Good Vibe 5. Each Friday, you’ll find five bite-sized bits of fun from the Power Poppy camp, featuring insight and inspiration from our cherished contributors, the Bloom Brigade and Instant Gardeners, the latest news and sneak peeks from Marcella Hawley, swoon-worthy customer creations, and of course, special sales and promotions.

Keep scrolling to check out this week’s selections, and stay tuned, each week we’ll shake up the topics, sharing a myriad of ideas and fresh musings. PLUS we’re adding even more content to our daily blog posts to spark vibrant living all week long. We can’t wait to see what you think.

No. 1 
Our Bloom Brigade designers select a customer’s card to share with the world. 


When the Bloom Brigade’s Julie Koerber came across the work of Amy Shulke of Vanilla Arts Co., she was awed by Amy’s jubilant, realistic coloring. So artistic and lifelike. But even better? Amy also teaches Copic classes, and this May is offering one where she teaches you to shade “Tender Yellows” using our Daffodils stamp. Check out her brand new website, MarkerPainting.com, where Amy teaches online classes to help you “paint” with markers like the artist you are!

No. 2 
Sweet thoughts, ponderings, and affirmations to wake up your weekend.


With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, we get caught up in a swirl of thought about our relationship with the most special of ladies, our mamas, grandmamas, and cherished caretakers. Marcella has gone back to the basics of motherhood with this little quotable. As natural as the air we breathe and the water we drink. Moms give love. Nuff said.

No. 3 
Awaken weekend creativity by making a card or creation inspired by an intriguing image.


Quick, look down! There could be something exotic and beautiful right under your feet. Floors, from mosaic tile to captivating kilims, are the subject of the Instagram tag #ihavethisthingwithfloors. Spend some time scrolling through this hashtag and you may not resurface for a while, there are so many beautiful images taken by peeps throughout the world. We selected this shot of tilework in the Philippines, and would love to see you integrate this vibe somehow in your cardmaking. Whether it’s the colors (golden yellow, jade green, navy, and white) or the geometric shapes, or merely the repetition of the tiles ... does this get you thinking outside the box (and above the floor)? 

If you make a card inspired by this image, please share with the hashtag: #powerpoppymoodboard so we can find you and shower you with love. Or link up your card right here!





No. 4 
Show us your sassy skills in our monthly challenge... you could win a $50 shopping spree.


An announcement: Kathy Jones’ Power & Spark “Frame It Up!” Challenge is in full swing — AND — the link-up glitch has been fixed at last. Everybody ’round the world should be able to view and post to the challenge with ease. One of the entrants to May’s challenge is this soft and light-splashed watercolor by Mamie Carson @onejoyyouskip, featuring our Loving Tulips stamp. Mamie even watercolored the paper she used to frame the paint-dappled bouquet. We love it all!

No. 5 
It’s a big deal — here we offer a special price on selected stamp designs for one weekend only, or in this case, a storewide sale so you can save on ALL of your favorites.


This one goes out to anyone who is a mother, has a mother, or knows a mother. Does that cover all y’all? Go find something beautiful to color, carve out special time for yourself, and get savings on top of that. Use code MAMAMIA at checkout to get 15% off everything in stock at Power Poppy, including stamps, digis, and our brand new dies. Enjoy your Mother’s Day, I know you deserve a good one!



Friday will always be a day we look forward to, not only because the weekend is just hours away, but because the ladies of the Bloom Brigade sprinkle their coloring and cardmaking talent across our monitors, laptops, tablets, and smart phones!! Are we the luckiest crew, or what? Each time I see what one of these gals has been making in her craft room, I feel a drive to drag out alllllllll of my stuff and play the day away. I sure hope some of you will do just that! Let’s go see what these Bloomies have made to show us today:

Julie Koerber >>see Julie’s take on our Mood Board inspiration



WHEW!!! What an awesome line-up. Thank you so much to all of the Bloomies!! And thank you to YOU for coming to the Power Poppy blog today. I hope you love our new Friday format. Would you leave us a comment to let us know what you think? I want to make this blog the place you can’t wait to go when you get up Friday morning, or the first thing you check when you get home from work to start your Friday craftapalooza. Let me know how we can do better, I’m listening!

Feel free to share the images on this page on social media, and as always, we would love for you to tag us!


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Our new Instant Garden digi will debut on May 20th (not May 15th, sorry folks), so keep yer eyes peeled for something flowery and fun from my drawing table! Take good care and sending a big squeeze your way!


6 comments:

  1. Wow, what an exciting Friday and so much news! What gorgeous cards from the Bloomies, and I love the cards by Amy and Mamie. Stunning! And what a great mood board and and mighty affirmation. Love it all, and I wish all a happy Mother's Day. Some of us have lost our moms, but I am still so grateful for all she means to me (and more and more each year I realize that). Hugs, all...now go out and shop! xoxo

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  2. Wow! I love this new format! Lots of exciting things! Wish you all lovely mothers, a Happy Mother's Day.

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  3. Wow, this is an exciting post. So much content and I don't even know where to start with commenting. The projects are beautiful. Your designs find the best colorists! I will be checking out the challenge and sale!

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  4. Good inspiration vibrations.
    thanks for sharing some
    great ideas

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  5. Hello Marcella: Just a quick note to wish you a VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! I hope it's a fabulous one surrounded by the love of your beautiful children.
    Thank you for all you do for all of us, your images are always so much fun to color, a joy to send and a thrill to receive.
    Hugs and warm wishes to you and all the Bloomies moms, thank you all for the constant inspiration.

    Maria Rodriguez.

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  6. My first look at the Power Poppy blog. Love it!!! Blog is super charged with inspiration and info. Please keep it up.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts.

I love to hear what you’re thinking and I read and appreciate each and every note!

~marcella