August Power & Spark: Home Sweet Home!

Hello all and welcome to a new month with a new challenge! It’s all designed to create a bit of creative spark within you! Are you ready for us to take the lid off this new challenge? It's a fun one! Ms. Cindy Lawrence is our hostess with the mostess; and she's challenging us to keep the inspiration behind our creations, close to home! Check it out! 

HOW TO PLAY: Being inspired for this challenge is as simple as looking around your home. Is there a color scheme you crave? What about a pattern featured in a home decor accessory that could spin off into an idea for a card? Here's what Ms. Cindy had to say about this month's Inspired by Home Power & Spark Challenge!

This month, I’m challenging you to create a project inspired by a favorite room or corner in your home! Do you enjoy that modern farmhouse style? Or do you rock a more retro look? Can you see some of your home in your next card or creation? Don’t forget to include an inspiration photo so we can see how you brought that idea to life!

And as we always do, here's Cindy's card and a little bit about the inspiration behind it!

For her creation, Cindy used one of Power Poppy's newest digital stamp sets -- Gifts from the Sea.  She pulled her inspiration from several elements in the room. The textures in the baskets, curtain ties, and wood accessories inspired the ribbons & wood brads on her card. The colors of the walls, furniture, and accessories inspired the color palette in the image. The framed art inspired the cardstock choices and shapes. There are so many directions she could have gone here! For full details and more inspiration photos, visit Cindy’s brand new blog here.

Thanks Cindy! What a beautiful creation to get those ideas floating and jump start this challenge!


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

  • And now, it’s time to draw one lucky name out of our virtual hat from those who linked up a card for July's Inspire Me Challenge hosted by yours truly! (Be sure to click the link to see all the amazing entries this past month!) drew the number.... 

    And that means the winner is....

    *** IRENE RHODES ***

    Check out Irene’s amazing creation! I have to say, while this drawing was random, I was a little biased toward this technique! Irene used one of the digi tutorials I did HERE on using average everyday fonts and mixing them up with digital stamps. If you haven't checked out that tutorial, it's really a valuable technique, especially when you are looking to customize a card for just the right person or message.

    Irene took that tutorial and added the word FAITH into the mix and surrounded the letters with the digi from the Flowering Branches set. I just adore the results! And, the color scheme Irene chose is just divine as well! We are so happy you played along this month Irene -- this one is a stunning keeper! Now to claim your $50 Shopping Spree to the Power Poppy Shop, just email us at and we'll get your coupon code right to you!

    If you need a little extra sumpin, sumpin to get those creative juices and mojo flowing, I know these fine ladies will not disappoint. Be sure to click on the links and pay them a visit.

    Thanks for stopping by and seeing what we've got going down here on the Power Poppy Blog. We can't wait to see you join us this month for Power & Spark. As always, don't forget to link up your creation below after you take the challenge. We love to see just how you took these challenges for a spin.

    See you back here soon,


    Camille Short said...

    Congrats, Irene! Smashing card - love the technique!

    Dandi93 said...

    Thank you so much, Hugs

    KathyA. said...

    Congrats to Irene on her win. That card is GORGEOUS! (and yes, I meant to yell that out!) Love the theme of this challenge. (I did notice that when I clicked on the link to this challenge on the right sidebar, it took me to a "no such link" message. So something is not working!)

    Catz said...

    Congrats Irene, your card is gorgeous!

    Cheryl Cain said...

    I absolutely love Cindy Lawrence’s card, the colors she used were perfect for the digital stamp. I would frame it and use it on a shelf, it needs to be displayed. Next, Irene’s card is so pretty, I love the way she used the Flowering Branches digi’s. This is one of my favorite sets. These ladies are so talented!

    CherylQuilts said...

    Congratulations to my wonderful friend Irene! Just love her cards and am so excited for her. Loved all the wonderful cards from the Bloomies! Always a treat! Hugs! xoxo

    D.Ann C said...

    Beautiful! Color schemes are everywhere!!