Friday, March 2, 2018

March Power & Spark: Inspired by Fabric!

Are you ready? Seriously, are you ready for a brand new challenge this month that just might have you perusing Pinterest for just a wee bit longer than normal? We love a good inspiration challenge around here and one of our queens of creativity, Ally Cope, dreamt up a super fun way to get some colorful ideas for your next creative cardmaking session. Check it out peeps!



HOW TO PLAY: Here's what Ms. Ally has to say....

We find inspiration all around us! I always am gawking at the amazing fabrics we wear, fabrics we use to upholster our furniture and the fabrics we lay over us at night. So this month, take a look at some fabric swatches that inspire you and use them as a stepping stone to create a fun card.


When it comes to inspiration, Ally DOES NOT disappoint. First up, she had a fabulous link to a board she created on Pinterest FULL of inspiration for you.




CHECK OUT ALLY'S INSPIRATION BOARD HERE

And here's a look at the swatches of fabric that sparked this amazing creation! (Just CLICK HERE to see in the link directly in Pinterest) Oh my gosh, how fun are these sunset shades? 


Now let’s take a look at the card Ally created too using Power Poppy’s clear stamp set Pure Prairie Spirit. (We should mention this amazing illustration also comes as a digital stamp set - Pure Prairie Bouquet - as well...). Notice how Ally picked up on the blue flowers with hints of yellows and violets? What a lovely kickstart to a project. I know you are all going to have a blast playing along with us for this challenge. 



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

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So, drum roll please, time now to draw that winning name from our February Power & Spark Love to Sparkle Challenge! If you missed this month's entries, you have to click HERE to see them for yourself... 

Moving on to our winner! After random.org put all of the names in the virtual hat, the number drawn was....

And that means our lucky winner is.... 

SONJA VAN LAAR!

Check out the fabulous creation she whipped up using Power Poppy's Layer Cake digital stamp set (you can also create with the clear set by using Power Poppy's set Party Time!)


I personally love how Sonja created a little personalized gift certificate and included the code to the Power Poppy Shop for her crafty friend. I might have to do that sometime soon! It's way too fun, perky and colorful! Love!


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

Thanks for joining us sweet peeps! Before you go, you can't leave without hitting up these links below and seeing what some of our fabulous members of the Bloom Brigade have to share!





And swing back by Monday when Marcella will reveal a brand new addition to the Power Poppy Instant Garden a.k.a. digital stamp collection. We can't wait for you to see!

Until next time!
Julie 



6 comments:

  1. I love this challenge. Yes, you get inspiration everywhere! I once made a card inspired by a door mat that I saw in Sam's club! Congrats Sonja! Such a beautiful card!!

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  2. Congratulations, Sonja, for winning! Enjoy your buying spree. And wow, I LOVE this new challenge...being a former sewer and quilter, I still love all fabrics! Beautiful card, Ally, and I was delighted to see the Bloomies' cards! Hugs, all! xoxo

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  3. Beautiful inspiration! Gorgeous fabrics and card! Congrats to last month's winner! I would love to win some Power Poppy stamps as I don't have any so I hope to be back to play along!

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  4. Thank you, thank you, Marcella and Power Peeps! What a great surprise! I am very honored and excited to win and have my card shared with all the creative people who love Power Poppy! Wheeeee

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  5. Stamps from Power Poppy are gorgeous. I enyoj participating in this interesting challenge.

    Hope other images are aloved.

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  6. Love all the fabric inspiration....along with those wonderful digis. Thanks for the challenge.

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