Friday, January 4, 2019

Happy New Year from Power Poppy and the Bloomies

“To affect the quality of the day — that is the highest of the arts.”
~Henry David Thoreau

Happy New Year, to our wonderful peeps! 

My hope for 2019: That you will enjoy 365 new days grounded in peace; underscored with enthusiasm. Days of supreme contentment in the present, yet on a quest fueled by curiosity. A deepening of faith; a knowing that you are loved. The flow of abundant creativity washing over you, infusing your spirit with the joy of being alive. We know that every day isn’t 100% awesome, but gosh, if we can set our minds to allow even a few of these attitudes into our daily life, each day can be that much more fulfilling. We can then share this inner joy with those we care about and care for. It’s a win-win.

These dreamy words have been on my mind as I plan out designs for our upcoming releases, along with user-friendly updates to our website, helping you find the stamps you want without soooo much wading through. And I am going to figure out how to get that newsletter pop-up to stop bugging everyone! (Sorry about that, friends, sometimes technology can be a real stinker.) 

Look for our first clear stamp release of the year arriving in March. Filled with flowers, guided by positivity, and as ever, designed with surprising touches to lend your projects that extra “something.” A brand new Instant Garden digital design will arrive on January 15, and it’s a cute one.

In the coming weeks and months, you’ll notice some fresh vibes on the Power Poppy blog, too. Better organization, new creative challenges, new partnerships, opportunities to connect.

I’ve been rather quiet the last month or so. Honestly, I believe I needed to allow myself a bit of space. Some time to just let life unfurl (much like the ferns in this photo). To think, and also not to think. Heck, I spent a good part of it perched on a stool watching the birds and squirrels in my backyard. It’s been strange to be so quiet, yet I feel somehow restored. Revved up and ready to dive in to a new year. I’m grateful, I’m grateful, I’m grateful.

AND, I’m overjoyed that the Bloom Brigade is here with gorgeous cards and projects to brighten a January day. 

See you soon — there’s so much to enjoy in the present, and lots more to look forward to! I am SO happy to have YOU with us on this adventure.


Lisa said...

I'm so excited to see what you have in store for us in 2019!

Wooohooo to a new digital design coming soon and a new release!!

Henriëtte said...

A verry Happy New Year to you all. Your words are great Marcella, poetic, thanks.
The Bloom brigade made awesome new card, a great start of the year.
Can't wait to see more and get inspired by all the gorgeous examples you all show.

Sathya said...

Very Happy New year, Marcella to you and to Powerpoppy Team :)
Always love the way you frame your words...SO much of Soul in that.
Eagerly waiting to see the variety of the inspirations and designs from this space :)

KathyA. said...

Marcella, thank you for modeling self-care. Taking time to slow down and recharge is so important... and so overlooked. Welcome to the new year and I cannot wait to see what you have planned.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Marcy, I am so glad you have taken care of yourself these past weeks. We all need to do it, but it's hard sometimes. I know.... But we all look forward to an exciting and beautiful year with Power Poppy, and I am thrilled to be part of such a special group led by our amazingly talented and beautiful leader! Love you and hugs! xoxo

Bunny said...

I like the sound of being a Power Poppy Peep. The Bloomies did a fantastic job with their makes and video.

Being grateful is a wonderful feeling. Enjoy that.