Friday, January 5, 2018

January Power & Spark: Grab a Map!

Hello, Power Peeps! It’s a new month.... AND a NEW YEAR! And with all those new things, we thought we'd ramp up the fun and deliver not one, not two, but TEN ways to bring on a bit of design power with that undeniable creative spark. And, what's even better than all of that is the fact that we have a partner in crime for this month's challenge. Check it out!

HOW TO PLAY: For this month's Power & Spark Challenge, we're asking you to "Grab A Map!" and get in on some Power Poppy Fun! We've teamed up with's CardMaps to showcase 10 new sketches featuring some of Power Poppy's fabulous stamp sets. You can find all ten sketches along with design team samples HERE!  After you pick your favorite card sketch a.k.a. map, use it to spark a little cardmaking creativity and then, link your creation up at the bottom of this post! If you play along, you'll be in the running to win a $50 Shopping Spree to the Power Poppy Shop! But wait, there's more! Becky Fleck, the fabulous Pagemaps guru, is also offering a $25 Power Poppy gift card and all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post! The Pagemaps contest closes January 22nd, so hop on over soon! We can't wait to see what you create. 

Now because there were 10 sketches that means TEN Power Poppy Designers got in on the mix to show off their creative prowess! You'll have to stay tuned for our link list showcasing these ladies' ab fab creations! But.... just because I love to do this, here's a little teaser! ;-) 

  • 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 January 31st @ 8:00 PM EST. At that point, we’ll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday in February.

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So, drum roll please, time now to draw that winning name from our December Power & Spark 12 Days of Christmas Challenge! If you missed this month's entries, you have to click HERE to see them for yourself! So many fun and festive creations to "Ooooo" and "Ahhhhhh" over!

After put all of the names in the virtual hat, the number drawn was....

That means our winner is....


Check out her darling creation! She took Stacy Morgan's lead and decided to repurpose with super crafty results! Just take a peek at what she did with an old frosting container and Power Poppy's digital stamp set Gingerbread Family.  

So sweet and fun! Now, if you want to see the project in full glory all you need to do is visit Kathy's blog -  My Asperations - and check out all the photos and details! Thanks Kathy for playing along and CONGRATS! You've won a $50 Shopping Spree! Contact us at and we'll send you your shopping code!
Well, fine friends, it's time to make the rounds and see what some of our fabulous designers created when they were challenged by.....

All ten of these lovelies have a different sketch and a different sample to show off! While you can check out all the cardmaps HERE, you really need to give some love to these ladies below, pick a sketch and then, join us in the fun by creating and linking up your creation below! Hop on over and see....

And, be sure to stop back by on Monday when Ally Cope takes over to share her design tips when using dies for our Inspire Me Monday feature!  And just because I can.... another teaser for you!

Until then, live life in full bloom...


  1. What a fun challenge....can't wait to play along!

  2. Great new challenge. And I am thrilled to have won the December challenge. Was so fun to see the wonderful assortment of Christmas ideas. (I think I completed 8 of the 12.) Can't wait to do some shopping! Thanks so much.

  3. How fun, I love sketches so can't wait to play along!

    Congratulations to Kathy on winning the December challenge!

  4. Oh, is the new digital image going to be released today?

    1. Lisa, stay tuned! New digi release coming soon! Marcella's pen has been busy at work and you're going to love what she has in store for 2018!!

  5. Sounds like a fun challenge to me! Congrats Kathy!

  6. I hope I read that right...and we can post a link to a card in a gallery, cause while I do have a blog, (although I haven't written in it forEVER) I don't usually post my cards on there, as then whoever will get said card, can see it before they get it. So....I'm hoping I can post it in my gallery on Splitcoast, and link that to here and still be eligible. :-)) That is of course, IF I get one made...which I do hope to do. :-)) BTW...if I will be the first time I've done your challenge! I don't have time to do a lot of challenges, but with winter here I may be able to find a little time to just play, least I'm hoping to!

    1. Deb, YES! Feel free to use your SCS Gallery and then just provide a direct link to your creation so we can see! :-)

  7. Well, I just printed out the handy pdf of all the card sketches at PageMaps. This is a new site to me and very handy! ALL of the samples are completely gorgeous. I hope to play along soon!

  8. Oh WOW!! Everything is STUNNING!!! I always forget about card maps and I LOVE how each of the designer used their sketch!!

  9. Julie--what a fun challenge...especially for the layout-challenged (uh, that would be ME!).

  10. Your maps with designer cards inspire me – love this challenge and designer samples are super great.

  11. Congrats Kathy. Fun theme. Sketches are a great way to kick start a project. Hugz

  12. I love making cards following a map(sketch) in fact I hardly ever make a card without one. I am so going to join in this challenge. The DT rocked their cards.

  13. That’s a super fun challenge !

  14. The maps/sketches are SOOOOO gorgeous! And the example cards are exquisite! I'm loving all of them! I'm also loving all the entries. Some really gorgeous stuff going on there, and it's fun to see if I recognize which sketch they did! Keep them coming, everyone!!!!

  15. This is more fun that a box of chocolate frogs. Just entered my third. Only 7 more to go LOL. Hugz

  16. Oh my!!! I'm having a blast with this challenge, the Card Maps are amazing and the samples from all of you Power Poppy ladies are stunning and so inspirational.
    Thank you!!
    Maria Rodriguez.

  17. This is amazing! Great way to start off New Year! Love all the samples shown getting those creative juices flowing!!

  18. This is a really great challenge! Thanks for having Page Maps as your partner!!

  19. ooh, I'm getting into this pagemap malarky! Gorgeous samples girls


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