Power & Spark with a bit of Drama!

Hello sweet stamping friends! Are you ready for a brand-spankin' new Power & Spark Challenge to kick off an entire month of creativity? Well, lucky for you, we are ready to usher one in!  I have to say this month lends itself to being a little BOLD, a little DARING and a lot DRAMATIC! Christine Okken is stepping in to offer up this month's challenge so, without further ado, here's what she's got on tap!

HOW TO PLAY: Our "Black and White with a Pop of Color" Challenge is pretty self-explanatory and super simple from a creative standpoint -- make your card or creation mostly black and white but then surprise us all with that pop of color! Want to hear what Ms. Christine has to say? Well, here she is..... 

"I love the drama of black and white, and I’ve been seeing a lot of this gorgeous colour combination lately (maybe it’s been because I’m in mourning over Chip & JoJo's Fixer Upper show being done (she loves her black and white). Lately, I’ve noticed black and white with splashes of dramatic colour mixed in. So, this month I’m challenging you to go Black and White in your cardmaking, with just a splash of another colour highlighted in your design. You can use grayscale to add definition to your black and white elements, but make sure some part of your design has a splash of one colour - any color!” ~Christine

And, as we love to do when we unveil a new challenge, we let the hostess share how she's bringing this challenge to life! Check out Christine's creation using Power Poppy's Peony Muse stamp set. Oh my! I absolutely love those shades of grey and the literal splashes of pink. Christine has such a way with color -- even at its most basic-- black and white -- level! 

  • 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 May 31 @ 8:00 PM EST. At that point, we’ll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday in June. 


So, drum roll please, time now to draw that winning name from our April Power & Spark "Vitamin ME" Challenge! Did you get a chance to scroll through and read some of the amazing ways our Power Poppy Peeps take a little time for themselves, supercharge and get that extra dose of Vitamin ME? If not, man, there are some great ideas! I almost thought about copying some of them down, creating a calendar and forcing myself to follow in their footsteps and use some of their ways to unwind! I highly recommend reading THIS post to get some ideas for yourself! 

So, after putting all the names in a hat and drawing one lucky winner, we drew.....


And, just in case you wanted to know how Darcy got in that extra dose of Vitamin ME, here's what this fine lady had to say! 

Congrats Darcy! Thanks so much for sharing! We're so excited that you won a $50 Shopping Spree to the Power Poppy Shop! Just email us at in order to get your code to shop the day away! Guess what? More Vitamin ME coming your way! 

Before we go, we have one way to get in a little extra "me" time -- how about visiting these fine ladies below, taking in their inspiration and using it to spark that creativity next time you hit your stamping space! 

Be sure to stop by and say "hi" and see what they whipped up for you this week! 

Thanks for spending just a little bit of your day with us! Enjoy your weekend and.... we'll see you back here real soon!

Until next time!


Crafting with Darcy said...

Oh, Wow! I'm just reading this and am so thrilled to have my name drawn and to win such a great prize! I love all the Power Poppy images!! Thank you so very much and thank you for this challenge as it really made me stop and smell the roses!

ionabunny said...

Congrats Darcy. I enjoyed reading how everyone recharges. A wonderful idea for a post, and I love the theme here. B&W + 1 is always a striking combo. Hope to join the fun. Hugz

CherylQuilts said...

Congratulations, Darcy! I know you will enjoy your prize! And what a wonderful new challenge this month along with three gorgeous cards by the Bloomies! Loving it! Hugs!