Howdy do, friends! We’re taking a break from our regular Tuesday’s Hues to Use inspiration (you can always check the archives if you’re in need of a fresh color palette or to upload your card).
Today we’re letting the Instant Gardener design team loose with our brand new digital stamp set, Merriest Berries. You may have gotten a glimpse of it when Kathy Racoosin of the Daily Marker posted her take on the opening day of the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge (woo hoo!), or maybe you saw my version during this weekend’s blog hop and giveaway ... but folks, YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET!
But before we share the list of inspiring designers participating in today’s celebration of Merriest Berries, I have some HUGE NEWS! We have a new member of our Instant Gardener digital team to introduce. This is a woman whose work struck me the first time I saw it over three years ago — and she has continued to captivate me with every papercrafting project she digs her glitter-speckled fingers into. Let’s give a joyous welcome to our newest Instant Gardener, Elizabeth Zaffarano.
You can see Elizabeth’s work on her colorful Instagram feed @saffronkingfisher, where she shares process shots that are as beautiful as the finished product, explains her thinking behind her design direction, mulls over color combinations, and shares the pretty objects and influences that inspire her always outside-the-box ideas. Elizabeth is reviving her blog, where you can see lots of her past projects: https://saffronkingfisher.wordpress.com
Hi there! I’m so delighted to be joining Power Poppy as an Instant Gardener! Power Poppy’s very first release of Azaleas and Springtime Love got me hooked on coloring, and I haven’t stopped since! I mostly color with Copics, but dabble in colored pencils and watercolors too. And I love to transform my coloring into cards, boxes, envelopes - the sky’s the limit!
I live in San Diego, California with my husband, where he graciously shares the dining room table with all of my paper crafting endeavors.
Yay, welcome, Elizabeth, we have LOVED (and been in awe of) your Inspire Me Monday guest posts, and now we get to have you around the Power Poppy scene a lot more often.... everybody wins!
So let’s go see what our designers have come up with using Merriest Berries... and I’m going to warn you, each one is as unique as can be. You will not see the same color scheme used twice!! These ladies are POWER PLAYERS, I tell you!! I marvel at their creativity and I know that their hard work and practice coloring and working with patterns and layouts through the years has paid off - and it can for YOU, TOO! Take some inspiration today and keep on honing your skills, my dears, because you too can get to this level.
Sharing cards today, we have:
Enjoy all of the eye candy, and don’t forget that this set comes with THREE versions of the berries and ribbons, along with sentiments. This is an image you’ll really enjoy coloring, and as our designers show us, it’s easy never to make the same card twice!
In case you’re wondering... we will be releasing NEW clear stamps for Fall and Holiday in October — STAY TUNED FOR DEETS!
Congratulations Elizabeth - your creations are amazing! And Marcella, you have outdone yourself once again. Love today's digi, and love the variations of Merriest Berries. Can't wait for your new release!
Wow!! This digi is stunning!! I'm so glad Elizabeth is joining the Instant Gardeners. I always love her work. Beautiful coloring by the Instant Gardeners. Love each one of them.
I've been hesitant to try the Digi stamps. This is the one that just might make me dive in the deep end and give it a try. It's a beautiful image!
A lovely stamp. I saw it first on The Daily Marker. Kathy knows what will look fabulous. I am grateful she introduced me to Power Poppy Digital Stamps.
Congratulations Elizabeth on your new design team position. Looking forward to receiving your great mojo! I love this new digi! So many fun elements, all in one stamp.
Congrats Elizabeth!!! Love this stamp, it's so versatile <3
It's beginning to look a lot like.....we better get busy
Very fun colors.
Congratulations, Elizabeth--what a lovely addition to the Instant Gardeners--and a wonderful, fun opportunity for all of us to see more of your great ideas! Yay for one and all!
Congrats, Elizabeth - this digi is just gorgeous. I can see so many possibilities with this and the DT have given me more ideas YAY!!
Congratulations to Elizabeth! Can't wait to see your creations! Marcella, you've outdone yourself again! You have the prettiest floral images of any company I know! I'm off to purchase this digital...I'm totally smitten with it! Thank you!
Thanks for the inspiration....and the great ideas!!! Wonderful!
I love digital stamps. So glad Power Poppy has them. Welcome to the new team member.
This digital stamp is absolutely beautiful! I use digi stamps a lot and this is the first time I have seen your site. I will be back!
Barb B. CZT
Love, love, love this digi! Candy canes, mistletoe and holly... that's Christmas in a nutshell! Welcome and congrats to Elizabeth... I've already checked out her social media sites and I'm smitten!
Elizabeth ~ Congratulations!!!! I remember your work, esp the poppy wreath because it looks so 3D!! Excited to see all of your inspirations :) I love the new digi. I'm thinking it would be great in so many flavors, antique, candy, burlap. . . . what a fun season to be embarking on :)
Great blog post and really helpful Midnightinfo | GATE 2018
So beautiful! Love it and can't wait to have it and start my Christmas cards (no I haven't started them yet :( )
Love the new digi! Enjoyed this post and all the inspiration.
Yayyy! Congrats and welcome, Elizabeth!!! I love all of your creations and you are just the perfect addition to the instant gardeners! Look forward to seeing your future creations!
A BIG congratulations to Elizabeth! It's wonderful to have you as an Instant Gardener, and we've been loving all your beautiful work for a long time! Loved each of the IG's cards, and what a stunning new digi set! Hugs!
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