Friday, April 10, 2015

Serving Up a Bit of Pretty!

I apologize for the slight delay in posting today’s blog — we had some excitement/distraction when our kitty cat, who has been missing all week, showed up at home! Turned our morning upsidedown in a wonderful way! Thank you for your patience! ~marcella ... turning it back over to Julie Koerber ...

Hello all and happy Friday!

I hope the grass is getting a wee bit greener and the spring flowers are starting to sprout in your neck of the woods! Don’t you just love the smell of spring in the air? If you’re still waiting for that lush smell to sprout -- good news! You can always “grow” a bit of floral fancy on your cards and even color it up yourself!

In fact, if you keep on reading, not only will you have a reason to be inspired, but the Bloom Brigade is on stand by, ready to show off their weekly bit of eye candy to get that creative mojo a flowin’!

If you missed us last week, you might have missed YOUR chance to get in on our latest fun-filled challenge hosted by Ally Cope!

Play along in our POP OF PASTEL” CHALLENGE  and you could be the lucky winner to land a Power Poppy stamp set of YOUR choice! I mean, who wouldn’t want another fabulous stamp set to add to their stamp room mix? Clickety clack those keys HERE to see what this latest challenge is all about! Psst, you don’t have to use Power Poppy stamps to enter or win.


The entries are already starting to stream in! And, goodness, I just have to share one that personally took my breath away! Check out this beauty that Linda K. created for this challenge! Don't you just love the soft as can be colors and the exquisitely colored image from Power Poppy's Dancing with Daffodils Digital Stamp Set? Oh  my! Feast your eyes!

Before we hit the Bloom Brigade link list...

We have a bit of a confession! What started as a cute contest to have YOU — our beloved peeps — travel to our Bloomies’ blogs and count the candles for our very FIRST Birthday Celebration at Power Poppy ended up with a quirky candle miscalculation! There was a lone hidden candle that — low and behold — was overlooked when we gave it a count! So, because we are numerically challenged, Ms. Marcella decided to SPREAD EVEN MORE LOVE by awarding one of those who guessed the correct number of “20” with a $100 gift certificate. We apologize for the candle confusion! So, without further ado, that randomly chosen lucky winner is......


Amber, please email us at to claim your prize. We’ll be providing you with a gift code to use on your next shopping trip to!

Now to the moment that you have all been waiting for! It’s time to share the latest creations crafted by the fabulous Bloom Brigade!

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a bit of your day with us! Your visits and comments are like sunshine for the soul! What kind of creativity do you plan to cook up this weekend? We’d love to hear! :-)



CherylQuilts said...

Yay, for the kitty who returned home! How very exciting (and a scary week). Congratulations to Linda for a gorgeous card and to Amber for counting correctly! Hugs, all...and off to visit the Bloomies!

D.Ann C said...

Oh, wow! that's GORGEOUS!!!
Glad kitty made it home... Hated it when mine would go philandering without a thought of how he stressed me out! : )
Congrats to Amber!

Unknown said...

Oh wow, how generous.....I did count 20 and thought I was losing my mind, or at least my eyesight! lol Congratulations Amber! Linda's card is gorgeous! I just bought my very 1st digi....ever.....Dancing Daffodils....YAY!

Amber Milone said...

Oh my gosh thank you so much! I am so excited to get some stamps that have been on my wish list! I am so glad your kitty came back to you. I know I would be beside myself with worry if one of my fur babies was lost.