Friday, December 9, 2016

Holiday On Parade!

Hello all and Happy Friday! I don't know about you but goodness, my neck of the woods is beginning to feel a lot like winter! It's been a perfect time to bundle up, grab a hot cup of coffee and see what you have all been up to in your crafting spaces! And, I have to tell ya, you've been busy whipping up heavy doses of inspiration! I have not one, not two, but FIVE Must See Customer Creations to share today! Yee-Haw!


This first little number is actually one of a handful of stamped creations from Heidi over at Heidi Stamps! She took Power Poppy's digital Wreaths Collection for a spin with charming results! I loved what she did with Wreath: Boxwood and Cranberry! The result is so soft and inviting -- don't you think?

Over on Instagram, Judy (@judejude53) used the same Wreath image but took it in a completely different direction with bold color choices. I love the Christmas plaid ribbon and trio of rhinestones that Jude added as well -- super duper festive with beautiful coloring! What a fresh look to color some of the leaves in a light, bright green — supplying a burst of contrast.

Tranna posted the serene scene below over at Splitcoaststampers using Power Poppy's Simple Joys clear stamp set and I just had to take a deep breath to take it all in! I love this shade of icy blue — it’s got such a peaceful vibe! And, many of you already know, I love a card that has a bit of BLING! 

While on my surfing expedition, I also spotted this incredible beauty from Ellen Bornstein using our new digi, Wreaths: Succulents and Baubles. Her coloring is out of this world and her background looks like it is too, with a bit of a Northern Lights feel! Go poke through Ellen’s Insta gallery, you can see several photos of her coloring process on this card. Beautiful job, Ellen. The shading of your succulents is something for all of us to aspire to. (And don’t get me started on those shiny glass balls!)

Last but not least, this color-pencil-shaded stunner from Jeannean Marshall using Power Poppy's digital stamp Partridge in a Pear Tree really caught my eye. Jeannean colored this up for our good friend Kathy Racoosin's 30-Day Coloring Challenge with rich, warm, wonderous results! Love how some of the pears have an orange blush, and the partridge is delicate and divine.

Aren’t those creations just dripping in FABULOUS? If that doesn't get you in the last minute holiday card making spirit — I am not sure what will! ;-)

I happen to know a few of the Bloomies have holiday inspired creations to showcase today, but before we get to that little linky list, please don’t forget about THIS, sweet peeps!

Get those fingers inky and play along with us for this month's Power & Spark Challenge -- stamping up some Sweet Treats! Dress up a tag! Stamp up a box of goodies! Whip up a gift card holder! You can do any and all of those things and more. The only limit is your imagination! You can read up on all the official rules HERE. That's also where you can link up your creation as well! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Now it's time to turn things over to our beloved Bloomies! Make sure you click on over to give them all a little “hello!” ...

And be sure to tune back in for another Inspire Me Monday to help kick off your week with a creative flair! Ms. Ally Cope will be “in the house” sharing some of her amazing talents to add a whirl of inspiration to your craft table.

Have a wonderful (& warm) weekend!


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Thanks so much for posting my card here! I am very flattered! This was my very first digi stamp purchase from power poppy (i have several sets of the clear stamps) and I have been having a blast coloring them and making loads of projects.

The other cards are soooo beautiful! I am going to go checkout their blogs now.

CherylQuilts said...

Congratulations to ALL the beautiful cards that are featured today! What stunning cards each one! And what a fun blog hop with the Bloomies today with lots of inspiration and ideas! Hugs, all! xoxo

Ellen Bornstein said...

I am thrilled to bitty wits that you shared my card here. I love Power Poppy stamps and digis and always have fun coloring them. Great job on everyone's lovely cards!

aussie aNNie said...

These are a real inspiration, love all of them.x

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Congrats to all being featured!!

creatingincolors said...

What beautiful cards! Great inspiration!

Camille Short said...

These cards are beautiful!

Unknown said...

Such beautiful inspiration!!!

Jeannean said...

I was just strolling through old blog posts of yours as I love your images and I saw the partridge in the pear tree. It looked like the one I made-then I saw that it was!! Thanks for sharing! LOL, it was a fun surprise to see it!

Marcella Hawley said...

Hehehe! I love that, Jeannean! We all adored your Partridge card — so happy you came and saw that we shared it with everybody! :) ~m