Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Creative + Curious clear collection: Previews start today!

Good day to you, my fabulous friends! Are you ready to explore some really fun and interesting stuff this week? We’ve been working behind the scenes for months to prepare an abundant collection of stamp designs — with subject matter designed to get your creative wheels spinning! What do I mean? Well, let me tell you a little bit about this collection:

Creative + Curious Collection
These stamps were directly inspired by my sense of wonder with the natural world, and from my belief that we are the artists of our own lives. Choosing happiness, choosing to explore, to continue learning, to truly live this amazing life we have been given by our Creator. From the thrill of discovering a tiny mushroom in the forest, to designing beautiful bouquets with an overflowing array of possibilities. From celebrating the birth of a baby, to sharing words that empower, love, and lift up. 

We have flowers, oh, we have so many flowers, all drawn with care and passion by an artist and gardener who knows her way around a leaf. We are introducing our largest stamp canvas yet, 6" x 8", which holds a massive amount of images and sentiments. We'll have coordinating dies for several sets, too! If you wait until release day, May 20, to order — we'll have a special discount for you...


So, without further adieu.... let’s get this thing rolling!! We have so many designs to share with you, we are going to be doubling up on previews. Each day you’ll get to see TWO new clear stamp sets displayed through the eyes of our designers, the Bloom Brigade. DOUBLE TROUBLE UP IN HERE.

First up... inspired by the name of this very company. and a flower I’ve been longing to draw waaaaay up close. I think you can figure out what flower I’m talking about....

YOWZA!! Just try to stay seated when confronted with such a visual delight. I had to hop out of my chair for a second there. But that photo is actually kinda drab compared with what our designers have come up with for today... I know that sounds crazy and maybe even a little blasphemous, but have you looked at this:

Introducing Poppy XL

If you’re as entranced as I am by a mysterious, crepe-papery Poppy, and long to bring this drama to your craft table — this is the set for you! Poppy XL is a large-scale flower, nearly 4” across! When paired with the leaves, stem, and bud images, you can create your very own scene. Several of our designers are showing off this brilliant flower today, be sure to visit everyone’s blogs so you don’t miss a single. shining card.

Next up... and this one’s gonna send you straight into a tropical state of mind....

Introducing Big Sexy Leaves

This stamp set is pretty huge. SIX INCHES by SIX INCHES, my friends. Large enough to cover your entire card front with leaves to spare. I was inspired by vintage tropical wallpaper, which is really making a comeback lately, to design an all-over print of palm fronds and ferns, caladium and peace lily, philodendron and fanciful leaves of every stripe. 

Stamped as a backdrop for florals or lettering, this one is unparalleled in its richness. You know I love to pack in every detail, and you’re getting a lot in Big Sexy Leaves. Come see what the Bloomies have made, you’ll get the idea of what is possible...

Enjoy the tour, my dear ones, and be sure to come back tomorrow. I will be announcing a MASSIVE GIVEAWAY, you’ll for sure want to know the details. Take it away, Bloom Brigade!



  1. Oh wow, can’t wait for more sneak peeks and the release!

  2. WOW! Marcy, I am in LOVE with these two sets, and the Bloomies blew it out of the water! I am so in love with the background and can see the giant philodendron we have in our yard. We have several, and I love how lush and large they get. Such a beautiful and calming plant. So excited to see a background in the Power Poppy mix! Woohoo! I can hardly wait to see tomorrow's reveal! Hugs and love, sweet friend! xoxo

  3. Cannot wait! That poppy is magnificent! And I thought I did not need another poppy!

  4. OMG, Wowza wowza! So worth the wait! Love both of these and that they are XL.. ooohhh.. Thank you, thank you!

  5. Wow! With these two sets you're off to a great start! How can one resist? Fantastic art and amazing team inspiration. You're all the best!

  6. These are FABULOUS!! Just when I think you can't outdo yourself Marcy, you prove me wrong!

    The design team inspiration is amazing, as always!

  7. Wow!!! These are lovely!!!! Can’t wait to see the rest!!!

  8. Poppies are my all time favorite. I have beautiful coral ones in my garden that I look forward to seeing each year! I love the name of the foliage… Big sexy leaves...what a hoot! I’m squirreling away money for the next couple of days to place an order :-)

  9. OMG, I LOVE the wall with the leaves...... would just kill to do that here.... husband would have a cat! It is just spectacular.... WOW!!!

  10. I've been in a bit of a creative dry spell for a while but these are seriously sparking my creative side. Can't wait for more!

  11. Your poppy is amazing with so many realistic details. Large is so perfect for showing off the intricacies of this beauty! The unique collection of leaves is also stunning!

  12. Those leaves are fabulous! Will there be mushrooms? I hope so!

  13. Five days of this? I'm already going nuts. You are amazing, and so are the Bloomies!

  14. That Poppy is magnificent! YOWZA!

  15. These are amazing!!! Such gorgeous detail and I love seeing your inspiration!!

  16. Stunning! The poppy is fantastic and the leaves divine!

  17. I love poppies and you captured it perfectly... as you always do! Love the tropical leaves collage, too

  18. Stunning, it's actually one of my favourites too.

  19. Wow!!!
    I have never seen this big size poppy in stamp series, and i really love the designer inspiration they are so magnificent and a great example for any coloring addict. I recently start coloring and feeling so magical while making any card using colored stamped images.I specially love the Big Sexy Leave, they are so big to believe and giving me the feeling of natural elements. So perfect to incorporate for making cards, mixed media art, scrapbooks and abstract painting and many more possibilities.
    I really love to win this awesome prize. Trying my luck for the first time.

    Thanks so much for your generosity.

    Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla

  20. Ohhh love that Poppy XL! Gorgeous designs


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