Hello lovelies! Not only do we have some POWER POPPY winnings to share this fun-filled Friday, we have a brand spanking new challenge which hopes to deliver design power with a very creative spark.


Start digging through your decorative paper stacks because this month's challenge is asking you to....

HOW TO PLAY: This one is all about patterns, folks! In the words of the lovely Mrs. Leslie Miller....

“Many of us have more designer paper than we know what to do with, so this month let’s “Hang some paper”! I’d like to see you get creative and use at least three patterns or colors of designer paper on your card or project. Mix it up! Plaids, dots, flowers, stripes, you name it. It could be as simple as a trio of flags in different patterns, or all mixed up in your favorite sketch. Just remember — think three! Enjoy!”

  • Use Power Poppy stamps if you have them, but if you don’t, this is a great way to WIN them
  • 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 free clear or digital stamp set of choice from 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 July 31 at 8:00pm EST. At that point, we'll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday of August.

And, if you need a wee bit of inspiration, you can take a look at how one of the paper hanging masters pulled this challenge off... Leslie herself!

When it comes to mixing and matching the graphical delight that decorative papers deliver, let’s just say that Leslie Miller has got it going on! Just look above ^^^^ — those polka dots, those stripes and those bunches of softly colored roses!!! It’s the perfect backdrop for her exquisitely colored vase of roses from our brand new set Go Wild. This image, if you prefer instant gratification, is also available in our Digital Stamp Set Arranging Roses.

There you have it folks! Let’s see what you’ve got up your creative sleeve! How many patterns can you make look magically delicious? Once you’re finished creating, post on your blog or gallery and link that beauty up right here! You’ll find our little linky at the bottom of this post.

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Last week brought an end to Junes’s Pencil Me In Challenge. When the linky shut down, we let work its magic and the lucky number is......

That means our Power & Spark winner for June is... Elizabeth Whisson!

Elizabeth has a double dose of digis with this fresh cut and whimsical wonder! She used the Gerbera Daisies Digital Stamp Set and then used the sentiment from the Bees in Foxglove Digital Stamp Set. I happen to think it is the perfect combination with those sun-loving blossoms colored up in such a bright and perky way! CONGRATS ELIZABETH! Simply email us at and let us know what stamp set or digital stamp set that you’d like and we’ll send it your way! 
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We’ve come to the part of our Friday program where we love to link up to some of the most talented designers that you’ll see in blog land — THE BLOOM BRIGADE! Hop, skip, and jump your way over to their places on the web to see what they've been up to!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a bit of your day with us! We can’t wait to see you Hang Some Paper in your upcoming creations! Get those fingers inky and don’t forget to link up your card or creation below!

COMING UP MONDAY: Be sure to join Rhea Weigand for a colorific Inspire Me Monday when she shows us her impressive digital mash-up of two of Power Poppy’s most popular digital images! See you back here then!



CherylQuilts said...

What a great challenge for July! And I'm guilty - I have WAY too much DP, so this is a good one for me! Thanks, Leslie, for a great challenge! And congratulations to Elizabeth for her beautiful card. Her pencil coloring is exquisite! Looking forward to Monday's tutorial by Rhea!! said...

congrats Elizabeth gorgeous colouring

Janis said...

This particular challenge comes at a great time for me because I am trrrrryyyyyyying to use up some of my patterned paper stash!!!
What a gorgeous card by Leslie!! Also, congrats to Elizabeth with her beautiful card!!

I appreciate the fact that your challenge is open to everyone, not just those using your products....and that you have a random draw winner. It would lovely for you to ALSO offer top pick badges, although the judging would be VERY difficult because of all the incredible creations that are entered!!!

Thanks for this terrific challenge theme!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Christina Hor said...

Congratulations Elizabeth on the win! That's a gorgeous bloom you picked and I love how you incorporated the floral pattern paper with it. A beautiful balance to the card.

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