Friday, July 7, 2017

July Challenge: Copy a Bloomie

Hello folks and Happiest of Fridays to YOU! This month, we're back with a new challenge designed to deliver a little design power full of creative spark!  Last month you blew our socks off with your June Bug Challenge entries and we just know you'll do the same this month! If you missed out on the action last month, visit our challenge post HERE to see all the AMAZING cards and creations submitted. I have one word -- "Woah!!" You guys rocked it!

This month, we have a new hostess and she's challenging you to sleuth around the web to find creative inspiration thanks to our beloved Bloomies! 


HOW TO PLAY: Instead of letting me share all the deets for this month's challenge, let's let the hostess with the mostess -- Ms. Ally Cope -- share!

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“Your challenge for the month of July is to CASE a Bloom Brigade member! What is CASE-ing you ask? CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything! It's as simple as being inspired in any old which way by another person's card. Most people copy a few aspects of the card, like the layout of the card layers and basic elements but change up a few things like the embellishments, colors or even the theme. So, copy a few things but change a few things too!”
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I chose to CASE this recent glorious holiday card below by the lovely Stacy Morgan. She featured the festive stamps from Power Poppy's Merry Littles stamp set. 


Here's my take on Stacy's card featuring Power Poppy's Sweet Memories and Burst of Kindness clear stamp sets. I loved Stacy's design, so I chose to take the basic layout of her card and rotate it to fit a top folding A-2 sized card. While I loved the bold holiday colors, I chose to change my card to a softer, more subtle color palette instead. 


Instead of grabbing some patterned papers, I chose to stamp a greeting all over my background and create my own. Stacy's card is a holiday theme and so I changed my card to be something different, a Thank You (& Miss You) card. 

So there you go! Go and get inspired by our Bloom Brigade members by clicking on our Bloomie Blog Roll off to the right. Remember to link up the Bloomie's creation that you chose to CASE in your own blog post and then link it up your version below on our challenge linky! Happy creating! ~Ally

Thanks so much Ally! Remember folks, if you get your fingers inky and your lucky name is drawn at the end of July, you win a......

$50 SHOPPING SPREE
AT THE POWER POPPY SHOP! WOOT WOOT!

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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 $50 SHOPPING SPREE TO 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 July 31th @ 8:00 PM EST. At that point, we’ll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday in August. 
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Moving on, we have a winning name to draw! After random.org put all of the names in the virtual hat, the number drawn was...

                                                  

Which means the winner is.....

MARSHA DRAIN! 

You have to check out Marsha's beautifully colored and distressed creation that comes complete with a fluttering butterfly! She used Power Poppy's digital stamp set Pure Prairie Bouquet to perfection!


CONGRATS MARSHA! You've won a $50 Shopping Spree — contact us at bloom@powerpoppy.com and we'll send you your shopping code!

Before I let you go, I do have a few fun-filled announcements! 

I'm sure you've heard the old saying when the cat's away, the mice will play? Well, since Marcy decided to hit the road on a fun-filled family vacation, Power Poppy hopes you get... SHOPPY! See what I did there? Anywhoo, if you need to stock up on some digital stamps, NOW IS THE TIME! All digital images, ALL OF THEM, will be on sale through July 14th when you shop and use promo code VACATIONDIGIS at the time of checkout. How fun is that? 

Keep in mind, if you purchase clear stamps during that time frame (between July 6 and July 14), orders will be mailed on or after July 17th. The store isn't closed, the mailing department is just taking a little nap! ;-)  

And now, let's turn it over to some of the most talented card designers in all of blog land!


Stop by, say "hi" and see what these fine ladies have been up to this week!


Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to swing back by Monday when Ally Cope will be at it again -- wowing us with her mad stampin' skills for another edition of Inspire Me Monday. She'll share an oft-forgotten supply that not only is fun to use but creates a little wow factor on your cards and projects! Here's a hint -- it changes before your eyes! How's that for a teaser? Have a fabulous weekend and we'll see you back here real soon!

~Julie


9 comments:

  1. First of all, congratulations to Marsha for winning June's Power & Spark Challenge! What a beautiful card! And I love Allie's new Power & Spark Challenge and have been working on something already...great minds think alike? I love your card, Ally, and what a great card by Stacy to CASE. Loved each one of the Bloomies' cards, and I am excited about this new challenge! Hugs, all! xoxo

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  2. What a great challenge, the team has so many great cards to CASE I don't know where to start!

    Congratulations to Marsha!

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  3. One more thing....can we CASE the Instant Gardeners teams also for this challenge?

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    1. I believe it's just the Bloomies Lisa :) Thanks for asking! :)

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    2. Thank you for the reply Kathy!

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  4. Love this challenge - what inspiration!!!!

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  5. Great challenge. I loved looking at everyone's work.

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  7. Fun challenge, I CASEd Allison!

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