You Got That Spark?

Hi all! How's your September starting out? We hope that a new month brings a whole new spark of creativity and what better way to get that mojo a flowin' than to usher in a new Power Poppy Power & Spark Challenge! This one is hosted by the amazing colorist and super sweet designer.... KATIE SIMS!

HOW TO PLAY: This month Katie would love nothing more than for you to get great ideas for your gift giving season! Here's what Ms. Katie had to say about her September Challenge!
“Hello and a happy September to you! This month’s Power & Spark challenge is all about giving. We all know the paper crafting community has some of the biggest, giving hearts around so let’s celebrate that with “Gifts from the Heart.” Show us your creative gift presentations or a hand crafted gift…. or both! Try stamping  your own wrapping paper, decorate your own gift bag or tag, craft a gift set of note cards... you choose how to show your art and heart for a special someone. Even though the holidays are just around the corner, any time is a great time for gift giving so this challenge is open for any occasion.”

While this challenge is open for any kind of gift, Katie chose a dazzling gift bag for her sample. I just love the way it shimmers and shines -- just like the holidays!

Katie used a mix of stamp sets from Power Poppy: Poinsettia, Merry Littles (for the smaller poinsettia) and then Bottlebrush Holiday for that cheery sentiment! If this gift bag, full of luster, isn't inspiration enough, stay tuned! The Bloomies have used this challenge as a stepping off point for their Friday creations and man, oh man, will their projects make your head swirl! ;-)

But first......

  • 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 September 30 @ 8:00pm EST. At that point, we'll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday of October.

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MORE WINNING NEWS... Okay folks, the exciting thing about the first Friday of the month is that we not only unveil a new challenge, but we share the winner of last month's challenge! After last week brought an end to our Power & Spark Shabby Chic Challenge, we threw all the entries into that little number generator that we know and love -- And, without further ado, the winner is.....

That means our Power & Spark winner for August is...  


Want to see Beth’s shabby chic Christmas wonder? Well, take a gander! She used Power Poppy’s Poinsettia stamp set in such a beautiful way! I personally love the music note decorative paper and the little bit of sparkle she added as well! The distressed edges really add to that shabby flair! 

CONGRATS BETH! 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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Oh, Oh, OH!!!! Now’s the time when we hand the baton to our Bloomies so that they can run off with all their creative ideas and inspire you ALL! So, stop by, say hi, and let that inspiration fly!

Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with us! We can’t wait to see your gift giving ideas from the heart this month! Be sure to tune in on Monday when our own Ms. Rhea Weigand is back with some awe-inspiring coloring tips! See you back here then!



CherylQuilts said...

Congratulations, Beth!! And what a great challenge for this month! Off to do the blog hop! Great one, Miss Katie! Hugs!

New Creations said...

So excited that i found your blog! Glad to be here and your stamps are just adorable and lovable! Wanna want to win some! I subscribed too! Will come back with my entry:) Thanks for this fun challenge! I love to gift someone!