Go Ahead.... Inspire Me!

Happy July Power Poppy Peeps! Boy, do we have a super fun challenge for you this month. Okay, I am a bit biased though. I decided on this challenge and I can't wait to see how you take this Power & Spark to the next explosive level! ;-)

Are you ready? Let's see what's in store!

HOW TO PLAY: Every Monday here on the Power Poppy blog we invite the best of the best creative minds to share a little bit of their creative process. The hope is that they will "inspire" and spark a crafty revolution! Each Inspire Me Monday feature offers either a coloring lesson, a technique or maybe even a fun little digital "how to!" You can find all of our Inspire Me Monday features HERE on this link. Once you scroll through all these fun and informative posts, to take on this challenge, all you need to do is pick one as your source of inspiration and give that coloring lesson, technique or tutorial a try! Just that simple!

On to my creation! Goodness, this was a tough one. I literally went through every Inspire Me Monday. Did you know we've had this feature on the blog since April of 2014? WOW! That's a lot of inspiration waiting in the wings! So, after going through and revisiting a ton of fun posts, I chose THIS post by Ally Cope -- Fun With Masks! I had just bought some masking sheets and wanted an "excuse" to rip them out of the package and give them a try! 

First up, here's a peek at one of Ally's cards so you get the gist of what I did when I followed in her creative footsteps! 

And here's a look at my version using Power Poppy's Abundant Petals stamp set along with the coordinating die set! After I lifted the masks, added a stitched scallop frame die and the sentiment that I embossed in white from the M-Powering Words stamp set.   

All in all, this was a super easy card to create and a fun technique that I am pretty sure I'll give a try again soon! If you want to know more about the particulars of this creation -- just click HERE or on my name in the link list down further in this post.  Now it's YOUR TURN to take one of these Inspire Me Mondays for a spin! When you do, don't forget to link up your creation below! 


  • 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 June 30 @ 8:00 PM EST. At that point, we’ll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday in August! 

    With the new challenge, we are super excited to share the lucky card maker randomly chosen for June's Round and Round Power & Spark Challenge hosted by Stacy Morgan! (Be sure to click the link to see all the amazing entries this past month!) So, after we threw all the names in the virtual hat, here's the number that drew...

  • The lucky number is 8, which means the winner is....

    ***CAT ARENZANA *** 

    Congrats Cat! You've won a $50 Shopping Spree to the Power Poppy Shop! Contact us at and we will send your shopping code.

    We do have to take a minute to share Cat's card, which is just a true breath of summer! 💗

    Cat used Power Poppy's stamp set Tea in the Garden and I just adore the peppy color scheme she chose for her card layout -- just too happy, don't you think? The end result is just sweet and delish looking! Thanks Cat for sharing your talents with us this month! We can't wait to see what you nab with that shopping spree so you can come back and inspire us all in future Power & Spark Challenges! ;-) 

    Before you go, you can't leave without hitting up these links below and seeing what some of our fabulous members of the Bloom Brigade have to share! Get ready, as always, to be WOWED! 

    Speaking of being wowed, Ally Cope will be in the house for the next Inspire Me Monday and I personally cannot wait to see what fabulousness she cooks up! Until then, enjoy your weekend my sweet stamping friends! 


    Helen said...

    Thanks for sharing all of these great creations...that breath of summer winner is truly a winner!

    CherylQuilts said...

    First of all, congratulations, Cat! Your card is gorgeous, and I know you will enjoy your shopping spree! I also love the new challenge and loved the beautiful cards from each of the Bloomies! Such great talent and fun news too! Hugs, all! xoxo

    Lisa said...

    What a fun challenge! I can't wait to go through the links and see what there is to choose from!

    Congrats on the win Cat, fabulous card!

    Camille Short said...

    Thank you so much for the fun challenge! I am so excited that I have improved my "watercolor" technique after watching Jessie's Inspire Me video Ruffled Up.

    Cat Arenzana said...

    Oh my goodness! I just saw that I won! What a happy surprise! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Cat Arenzana said...

    Thank you!

    Cat Arenzana said...

    Thank you~

    Traci M said...

    Such a fun challenge!! Thank you also to Leslie Miller for the tutorial on making your own envelopes to match your card! Easy and a fun way to use my pretty designer papers!!