Friday, January 12, 2018

Ready for some good vibes???

Hello folks and happiest of Fridays to you all! It's that time when we dig into the web-o-sphere looking for good vibes only to dig in, and pull out tiny doses of inspiration to set you on your way to a creative weekend full of, well..... GOOD VIBES! It's time for the...


This first vibe is more than a little personal for all of us here. Last Monday, our fearless leader --Marcella -- underwent a lumpectomy after having been diagnosed last fall with non-invasive breast cancer. Thank goodness the area was small and it was caught so early, the doctors refer to it as Stage 0. Praise the Lord! While she's resting comfortably and in amazing spirits -- as usual -- here's where her good vibes just hit my heart. In an Insta post she turned her situation into a message of love, urging all the ladies in her life to get a mammogram - telling us all how a 10-minute test can save lives by early prevention. Her hashtag for that post? #mammogramafternoon. If you want to send Marcy some love via the net, just shoot her an email at I know she'd love the warm fuzzies and healing vibes! We love you Marcy!


Poinsettias don’t stop blooming on December 26th, and this lovely “Joyful Winter Wishes” card is far too amazing not to share! I completely adore how Power Poppy fan Brenda Noelke made this image into a gorgeous way to celebrate winter. Just take a step back and breathe in this beauty. Man, that is some amazing shading -- the way those petals pop? A color palette that's carried through beautifully. Seriously jaw dropping. Seriously.


I'm not sure if you follow the follies of Elizabeth Zaffarano (she goes by @saffronkingfisher on IG) but I know I do. Just recently, she went someplace sunny and tropical and I was entranced by her photos of palm trees swaying in the warm breeze. While she was gone, she did pack some of her favorites to color and this little illustration above became one of her triumphs. I say triumphs because she said she didn't pack many markers and so she dreamt up this beautiful bouquet of blossoms in shades of gray with a pop of color. You need to click HERE to see a mini video of this work in progress. The results. Are. Stunning! Don't you think? Maybe we should ALL go on a "marker diet" and see how it all turns out? Are you with me?


Squeeeeeeeee! Can you believe that crazy wonderful colorista is ready to challenge us all again to stop our day -- just for a few minutes -- to color? She knows that our blood pressure decreases when we pick up our markers. She knows it's good for our creative souls! Love that Kathy Racoosin from the And, as you can see from her graphic above, you have three days to grab your supplies, print a few digis, and get ready to COLOR! That, my friends, is indeed a good vibe! AND GUESS WHAT.... you just might see a BRAND NEW Power Poppy image colored up by Kathy on Day One.


A little birdie told me that the ever-so-talented Amy Shulke of Vanilla Arts is sharpening her Prismas and reaching for her Copics to get ready to teach a class soon using Power Poppy's Layer Cake digital stamp set! The details are still in the works so, if you want to be the first to know so YOU can sign up for this online class, stay tuned to Amy's Patreon site HERE, where she offers video lessons designed to unleash all of that talent that's inside of you! ;-)

Speaking of talent... you know those ab fab Bloomies, right? Well, they are ready to show off just some of what they've been working on in their crafting spaces this week!

So make sure you stop by and say "hi" to these fine ladies below!

Thanks for checking in and stopping by! Don't forget, we have our Power & Spark Grab a Map Challenge ongoing! Check out the deets HERE-- you could win a $50 Shopping Spree, just for playing along!

Be sure to swing back by Monday when we have another super duper creative way to kick off your week with our Inspire Me Monday!

Have a good weekend!


Berina RGA said...

Sending lots of hugs to Marcy! I'm so glad it was caught early. Beautiful creations by Brenda and Elizabeth! I'm happy to say that I'm following them both!!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

These are really good !!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, what a wonderful post today, and I continue to pray for Marcy and her journey! Love how you've been drawing and making such gorgeous images! I love the amazing cards from Instagram, and I loved the Bloomies' cards! Always a treat (even when we are late!). Warm hugs, all!