Friday, November 3, 2017

November Power and Spark Challenge: Portion Control

Hello, Power Peeps!  It’s a new month and we’re bring you a brand new way to bring on the design power with that undeniable creative spark. Today, the insanely talented Cindy Lawrence is in the house. So fine folks, let's get right to it, shall we? All November long, Cindy is challenging us to have a little...

HOW TO PLAY: Well, if you live in the good ole U.S. of A. you know November brings its share of comfort foods. As we sit around the holiday table, we are enticed by all the flavors and down-home goodness that's dished up at dinner tables far and wide! So, here we are challenging you to engage in a little PORTION CONTROL! Here's what Ms. Cindy has to say about this challenge that celebrates snippets! 
Create a project using a only portion of an image or of multiple images if you like. No full images allowed! We are practicing some “portion control”.
What does she mean? Well, take a look at her challenge creation where she colored up a bold and beautiful card using Power Poppy's Winter Wonderland stamp set.

See how the full image is never used? It's just pieces here and parts there! And, I might add, they are gorgeously put together and colored up with that expert touch Cindy uses so well! So, take her lead and let's see if you can show a little Portion Control this month! Why should you play you say? Because other than growing that incredible brain by thinking a little out of the box, you have a shot at a......



  • Use Power Poppy stamps if you have them. If not, it is a great way to win some! 
  • 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 $50 SHOPPING SPREE TO 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 November 30th @ 8:00 PM EST. At that point, we’ll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday in December.

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So, drum roll please, time now to draw that winning name from our October Power & Spark Mini & Mighty Challenge! If you missed this month's entries, you have to click HERE to see them for yourself! So many magnificently mini creations to "Ooooo" and "Ahhhhhh" over!

After put all of the names in the virtual hat, the number drawn was....

That means our winner is....


Just take a gander at her super cute and oh-so-festive snow guy all decked out in holiday red with that must have bit of sparkle!

Marianne used Power Poppy's digital stamp set called Let’s Chill! We should point out that Marianne upped her chances of winning by entering this past month's challenge not once, not twice but FIVE times! And all of her cards are just too sweet! You'll have to visit HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE to see what I mean!

Thanks for playing along Marianne and CONGRATS! You've won a $50 Shopping Spree! Contact us at and we'll send you your shopping code!

With all of that color bursting forth today, time now to turn things over to some of the most talented card designers in all of blog land!

Stop by, say “hi” and see what these fine ladies have been up to this week! I know they'd love the visit!

And, be sure to stop back by on Monday when guest blogger Amy Shulke stops in to share a few coloring tips and tricks that just might rock your world! I. Am. Serious. 

Until then, live life in full bloom...



  1. Congratulations Marianne! Beautiful card. I love this challenge.

  2. Congratulations Marianne! Love all of your card creations!

  3. Lovely card Marianne, congrats!

  4. Hi again, does it have to be a Christmas image and can I enter if I live in Canada? I've never posted anything anywhere and I only have one Power Poppy image!

    1. You can enter with ANY Power Poppy image, and definitely from Canada! Hello fellow Canadian!

  5. What a fun challenge! Also, congrats to Marianne!

    Is it just me or is the linky not on the post? Maybe it's because I'm on my phone right now but I don't see the link up tool?

    1. Hi Lisa! The link-up tool is there — sorry for the delay, hehe!

    2. LOL, I'm just happy I wasn't losing my mind ROFL

  6. What a terrirific snow friend! And a big congratulations to you, Lisa!

  7. Congratulations, Marianne, and what a beautiful card! And what a fun and fabulous challenge Cindy has for us! Lots of great thoughts in this one. I loved all the Bloomies' cards, as always! Hugs, all!


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